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Stokes confident of England fightback after Trent Bridge defeat

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He was also admitted England got it all wrong in the second innings of the lost Test at Nottingham when England paid a heavy price for about the cavalier batting when they needed to dig in. "They should know how much it means to us to play for England so to then get questioned about desire, commitment and fight was too much". "No one's ever going to get questioned in that changing room about their fight and desire for wanting to perform for England", Stokes said. Read More »

Man arrested after 25-hr hostage stand-off in Manchester

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Houses on Pemberton Way in Shaw, Oldham , have been cleared while police besiege a property where a man with a gun is held out. The man named locally as Marc Schofield shut himself inside the property in Oldham in Greater Manchester with his partner and two youngsters at around 3.15am on Tuesday morning. Read More »

European Union executive to start legal action against Poland over judiciary reform

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The commission said that in particular, a proposed law that would lead to the dismissal or forced retirement of Supreme Court judges would "seriously aggravate the systemic threat to the rule of law". Duda on Tuesday signed into law one of the reforms while Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo insisted that her Law and Justice ( PiS ) party would press ahead with the others. Read More »

Deadly Human Trafficking Operation in Texas

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It was not immediately clear how many people made it off the truck alive, McManus said . A truck driver could face the death penalty in the deaths of 10 immigrants who died after riding in his sweltering tractor-trailer. Officials say almost 20 other people rescued from the back of the rig early Sunday were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke. Read More »

Germany to examine US-Russia sanctions package

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Eager to punish Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 election, Congress on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. Read More »

EU refugee quotas 'proportionate,' European Court of Justice is told

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Backed by neighbour Poland, the two countries had argued that the EU's 2015 scheme to have each member state host a certain number of refugees was unlawful. Slovakia and the Czech Republic have also stalled, citing security concerns after a series of attacks claimed by Islamist militants in the European Union in recent years. Read More »

Malaysian tourism tax revised to RM10 flat rate

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Responding to oral questions regarding the tax in Parliament, Nazri noted RM1 from the rate would be returned to the respective tourism division in the states that would aid their marketing activities and upgrade facilities. When winding up the debate on the Tourism Tax Bill 2017 in the Dewan Rakyat, Nazri had said the tax would be able to generate RM654.62 million in revenue if there was a 60% occupancy rate at more than 11 million hotel rooms in the country. Read More »

Israeli man stabbed by Palestinian assailant in central Israel city

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Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police guards were shot dead on July 14, triggering the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years. The meeting was requested by Jordan in response to the latest deadly violence between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past week. Read More »

NIA arrests two from UP in terror funding case

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Calling for a bandh, the Hurriyat Conference said the case was fabricated and the NIA was misleading people. A Delhi court Tuesday remanded seven separatists, who were arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) yesterday, to ten days custody of the investigating agency. Read More »

Henry Cavill's Mustache Drama?

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Despite what the cast at this weekend's Comic-Con festivities may have led you to believe, the reshoots on the picture - now under the direction of Joss Whedon ( The Avengers ) - are massive, having gone on for several months at a cost equal to some mid-level films. Read More »

Snapdeal board approves Flipkart's $900 mn takeover offer

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Snapdeal, which posed a challenge to Flipkart's leadership in its prime, began losing traction after Amazon doubled down on its India expansion plans. The sticking point has been the differential payments, which are seen as an attempt to win over larger Snapdeal investors and the founders who have to agree to a vastly lowered valuation. Read More »

China asks United States to stop unfriendly unsafe military activities

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The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close enough to the US EP-3 plane on Sunday to cause the American aircraft to change direction. One Chinese pilot died and the U.S. plane made an emergency landing on Hainan, where China held the 24-member crew for more than a week until Beijing and Washington cut a deal for their release. Read More »

Privacy does not enjoy status of a fundamental right, Centre tells SC

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The Attorney General said that there is no absolute Right to Life and deprivation of the right in certain instances is in-built in the Constitution. As a result, the question of whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right has resurfaced as the point of law around which the entire debate revolves. Read More »

Flood hit Assam frowns as Modi gives extra attention to Gujarat

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Neighboring Odisha has prepared for possible floods in at least six districts (Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh). To assess the flood situation and damages in the state, a 7-member inter ministerial central team led by V Shashank Shekhar, Joint Secretary, Union Home Ministry arrived in Guwahati on Tuesday. Read More »

Boris Johnson dismisses leadership bid as voters don't want anymore 'political kerfuffle'

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When asked whether infighting could compromise progress in trade discussions, Johnson said any suggestion of discord in the Conservative party had "completely passed me by". He said his grandmother had had a particular preference for Kiwi-produced Anchor butter. Johnson said Britain and New Zealand would continue to work on a range of issues of mutual interest, including opportunities that existed for citizens to live and work in each other's countries, Johnson said. Read More »

Pan-Islamic body to meet over 'Al-Aqsa red line'

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Israel had insisted the security guard had diplomatic immunity and rejected Jordanian demands to question him. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet of senior ministers voted to remove the metal detector gates early on Tuesday after a meeting lasting several hours. Read More »

Congress files complaint against BJP MP for filming Lok Sabha proceedings

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The party had moved an adjournment motion for the discussion but it was denied by the Speaker. An indicator on the day's proceedings in the LS was available in the morning when MPs belonging to Congress, Trinamool Congress , RJD , NCP , CPM , CPI SP, etc staged a united dharna in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament House by raising slogans against the suspension of six fellow MPs. Read More »

Top EU court keeps Hamas on EU terror list، refers case back

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The Wednesday decision overturns a 2014 ruling by the EU's second-highest court to remove Hamas from the blacklist . Hamas had been placed on the list based "not on acts examined and confirmed in decisions of competent authorities but on factual imputations derived from the press and the internet", the court ruled in December 2014. Read More »

'It Is a Sin to Presume They are Dead,': Sushma Swaraj

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I want to ask the Opposition, what benefit will I get by misleading . "This file will not close till there is proof that the 39 Indians are dead". "Iraq has never said that the 39 Indians missing are dead", she added. They would silently accept it. Today, while addressing the Lok Sabha on this issue, Sushma Swaraj stated in a very moving speech that she will not give the search up unless she gets sufficient proof that those abducted are no more. Read More »

Johnson casts deciding vote in health care debate (AUDIO)

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Republicans elected to wait for the votes of several missing Senators, including John McCain , an expected "yea", and Ron Johnson, a possible "nay". "This is a three alarm fire". Even worse: No one know really knows what's in the bill. McCain said he would not vote for the current GOP version of the repeal-and-replace bill. Read More »

James Cameron Wants To Make A New 'Terminator' Trilogy

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Chatting to News.com.au in Australia, Cameron said that "the question is - has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up? Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it". With that second Terminator film creating such an incredibly high standard, it's no surprise that Cameron perhaps didn't want to take on more films in the franchise and that subsequent efforts struggled to recapture that same level of excellence. Read More »

Muslim cleric wants cameras removed from shrine

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Palestinians view the new security measures as Israel asserting further control over the site. Israel reached the decision to dismantle the metal detectors shortly after an end to a diplomatic standoff with Jordan , which administers the site, over a violent incident at a building housing Israeli embassy staff in Jordan's capital Amman. Read More »

Senate protesters chant 'kill the bill,' interrupt motion to proceed

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He blasted the process through which Senate Republicans crafted their healthcare legislation, shutting out Democrats and writing the bill out of public view. President Donald Trump has ratcheted up the rhetoric surrounding the vote this week. "I would urge every colleague to join me", McConnell said. "It is a shell of a bill right now". Read More »