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Korea is open to moratorium on nuclear, missile tests

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Accordingly, the Trump administration should reduce the military footprint in the Korean peninsula before North Korea possibly agrees to having a temporary freeze on their nuclear and missile tests . Previously, the Hyunmoo-2A was the longest-range missile that South Korea was allowed by Washington . North Korea's top envoy to India on Wednesday offered a conditional moratorium on his country's nuclear and missile tests in an apparent bid to hold talks with the United States. Read More »

Wisma Putra: No Malaysians involved in Pakistan terror attacks

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A Pakistani army spokesman said Saturday that the military had beefed up the monitoring of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan after insurgents carried out attacks Friday on three major Pakistani cities - Quetta, Parachinar and Karachi. Police said that a banned group was involved in killing of cops in Karachi but did not identify the attackers. Following the incident, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said security had been tightened across the country and special intelligence ... Read More »

Australia's Metcash FY profit slumps 21 pct; CEO to step down

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Metcash has announced that Ian Morrice has notified the Board of his intention to retire in 2018, following completion of five years in the role as Group Chief Executive Officer. Metcash announced a fully franked final dividend of 4.5 cents per share, payable in July. "The Board has been undertaking a comprehensive process ofsuccession planning following earlier advice from Ian that he was considering retiring at the end of five years in the role". Read More »

Trump's approval at 40%, only 16% support House's health care bill

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Stating that the "total number of dollars that are going to be dedicated to Medicaid are not enough", Kasich added that the bill "creates more instability and more confusion". Danielson said jokes aside, passing this bill would mean taking away important services from them. Activist and transplant recipient Carlene Neal would like to see Democrats and Republicans work together. Read More »

Shut down Al Jazeera, sever ties with Iran and 12 other demands

Turkey's defence minister Fikri Isik said any demand to close its military base in Qatar would amount to interference in its relations with the Gulf state and that i has no plans to review its military base in Qatar. Central command, the base of air operations for the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. After the crisis erupted last week, Saudi Arabia closed Al Jazeera's bureau in Riyadh and halted its operating licence, accusing the network of promoting "terrorist ... Read More »

143 killed, 156 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

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Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror. A doctor at Bahawalpur's Victoria Hospital in south Punjab said the latest deaths occurred at a hospital in Multan where some of the 50 critically injured were taken, many of them suffering extensive burns. Read More »

New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

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Local group, Oil Free Wellington, is organising the rally in a show of support for climate justice and for an end to fossil fuel exploration. "Sarah's case makes it clear that climate change is an issue that will have a huge impact upon us all - but that those who have contributed the least to the problem are those who will pay the highest price". Read More »

GJM activists turn violent after police raid on party chief's house

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Banerjee had yesterday said that the ongoing agitation in Darjeeling hills was a " deep-rooted conspiracy " supported by the insurgent groups of the Northeast and some foreign countries. His warning came as thousands of protesters assembled at the central Chowkbazar carrying the body of a GJM activist, who was killed during clashes with police on Saturday, and raised slogans demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland. Read More »

Second North Korean soldier defects to South Korea in a month

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The president's remarks were relayed by Blue House spokesperson Park Soo-hyun. South Korea is subsidizing the North Koreans' stay, as it did more than two years ago, using money from an inter-Korea cooperation fund. This comes after President Moon Jae-in announced his intentions to pursue diplomatic talks with North Korea regarding the cessation of North Korea's nuclear weapons program since sanctions have not been effective. Read More »

Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Nation

In his monthly radio broadcast, " Mann Ki Baat ", Modi remembered the Emergency as the "dark period" that can not be forgotten. "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty". "Even our armed forces, including the paramilitary outfits such as the CRPF, BSF and ITBP, performed yoga amid torrential rains and sub-zero temperatures in Siachen, and made sure to include a yoga routine on that day, as part of their duty", said Prime Minister Modi, and that its practice in places like afghanistan ... Read More »

There's A Petition to Remove Dennis Rodman from NBA Hall of Fame

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Volo referred to Warmbier's release as a "type of good faith" needed "if we're ever going to do some type of future sports relations". President Donald Trump called the situation a "disgrace". "Why the USA government which claims to care about the welfare of its citizens had not even once made an official request for the release of Warmbier on humanitarian basis during the Obama administration?" He was released earlier this month in what North Korea described as a "humanitarian ... Read More »

U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border -statement

The unmanned aircraft allegedly displayed hostile intent toward US -backed coalition forces, which includes local and foreign Islamist militants, in a part of Syria that was recently identified as a military priority by Damascus. In a recent statement, the US military arrogated to itself the right to control the strategic area, placing multiple rocket launcher systems at the base and warning that it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces", a stance raising ... Read More »

Turkish police use tear gas to prevent LGBT pride march in Istanbul

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For several years, Pride Week in Istanbu. A woman holds a sign saying "Aloha Trumps Hate" while participating in the annual LGBTQI Pride Parade , June 25, 2017 in San Francisco . Activists carrying signs declaring "No Justice No Pride" and "Black Lives Matter" appeared in New York, Minneapolis and Seattle, among other major cities. Read More »

Canadian official condemns attack at Bishop airport

Neville is in satisfactory condition. The FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism " a knife attack on a MI airport police officer Wednesday by a man yelling " Allahu Akbar ". Investigators are working to learn more about Ftouhi, whom they describe as a lone-wolf attacker who made his way from Canada to the seemingly random destination of Flint, a struggling MI city once known for its sprawling General Motors factories but now better known for lead-tainted water. Read More »

Cladding on London high-rise destroyed by fire failed safety tests

The U.K. government has ordered an "immediate examination" of the unit by technical experts. In a statement posted online , Hotpoint said it was aware of a "possible incident" involving one of its products, and it asked its customers to check if they had bought models FF175BP or FF175BG made from March 2006 to July 2009. Read More »

Deadly Grenfell Tower blaze because of faulty fridge

Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, FF175BP, was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further tests. 'We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance so that we can assist with the ongoing investigations. "Under these circumstances, we are unable to speculate on further details at this time ", it said in a statement on Friday. Read More »

S. Korea president invites N

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It is also unclear whether the missile hit its target. "As long as North Korea continues its provocations, I believe that we will have no choice but to apply additional and strong pressure on it", he added. The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something Trump has vowed "won't happen". Read More »

Nitish made 'mistake' by supporting Kovind for President: Lalu

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Earlier in the day, Lalu Prasad's deputy Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who is RJD vice-president, had used strong words against Nitish Kumar, alleging that there was some "deal" between Kumar and the BJP for supporting Kovind. "The nature of these two struggles has deeply influenced my sentiments, my thoughts and my actions", Kumar said. All 17 political parties unanimously proposed name of Meira for forthcoming Presidential elections . Read More »

ISIS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

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Police opened fire in response and killed both, then shot and killed the stabber at the Damascus Gate in a defensive move later condemned as a "war crime" by the leading Fatah faction of the Palestinian Authority, headed by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas. Read More »

Not 'that far off' from passing health care overhaul

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The White House and its allies have tried to push back on the criticisms by pledging to work with Senate holdouts and claiming that previous analyses claiming that the bill cuts Medicaid are incorrect-a point echoed by both Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price and administration counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday. Read More »

Netanyahu hails PM Modi's upcoming Israel visit as 'historic'

India is bound by the laws of global order, the prime minister said but added that for the sake of its "sovereignty, security, common good, peace and progress, it was prepared to undertake the hardest of steps" and measures. The PM also praised the three-million-strong Indian-American community, which represented "the best of both our countries and played a crucial role in connecting and contributing to our societies". Read More »

Major League Baseball draft 2017: Royce Lewis selected No. 1 overall by Minnesota Twins

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NO. 3: THE SAN DIEGO PADRES SELECT WHITEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (N.C.) PITCHER MACKENZIE GORE While 18-year-old Mackenzie Gore was never mentioned for the No. "I can't wait to put on the jersey and get out there and start playing". Sportswriters who covered that game say they don't believe it, however. "Cody would have taken him 1/1 I think", Marlins vice-president of scouting Stan Meek said. Read More »

Iran missile attack in IS a public demand

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it fired as many as seven missiles at an ISIS compound in Deir Ezzor while Iranian media cited sources who said that the strikes killed 360 militants on Sunday. Iran's last foreign missile strike is believed to have been carried out in April 2001, targeting an exiled Iranian group in Iraq . The news agency reported that missiles targeted the "headquarters and gathering centres of Takfiri terrorists supporting and building vehicle bombs". Read More »