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Maharashtra Assembly rocks over Vande Mataram chant

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Mr. Azmi said many Muslim leaders had contributed to the national cause, but the BJP is only looking to politicise the issue. He made a scathing attack against Mr Azmi, which created an uproar. Purohit, the BJP chief whip in the Assembly, had also demanded Vande Mataram be made compulsory for everybody at the beginning of any public event, and the National Anthem at its conclusion. Read More »

Brexit: EU-UK freedom of movement to end by March 2019

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Sterling has steadied close to its highest levels in ten months against the dollar today after comments from United Kingdom finance minister Philip Hammond about a transitional leaving deal with the European Union. However, in light of the clear divisions this week within the Cabinet, I hope the Chancellor was not merely speaking in a personal capacity. He said that ahead of that date, the government would put forward an immigration bill next year. Read More »

Congress moves to make Mueller fire-proof

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Should President Donald Trump have special counsel Robert Mueller fired, it could be "the beginning of the end of the Trump Presidency". The Trump administration has sought to discredit Mr Mueller over his friendship with former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, who had been heading the inquiry until he was sacked by Mr Trump in May. Read More »

Israeli embassy staff in Jordan return to Israel

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According to the Vienna Convention of 1961, the Israeli foreign ministry said, the security man has immunity from investigation and arrest. Both Ziv and Israel's ambassador to Jordan were invited to the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office shortly after their release."I am happy to see you, happy that things ended as they ended, you acted in a cool, collected manner, and we had a commitment to take you out, it was not a question at all", the Prime Minister said. Read More »

Alabama GOP says President Trump mistreats Sessions, their native son

The Justice Department responded quickly yesterday after Anthony Scaramucci , Trump's newly appointed communications director, complained that his financial disclosure form was leaked, even though that information isn't classified. "If we can make cases, they are going to jail". Trump then launched into a multiday campaign against Sessions on Twitter , where he referred to Sessions as "beleaguered" and criticized his decisions at the Justice Department. Read More »

Man Caught On Camera Setting Phoenix LGBT Youth Center On Fire

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The man is seen walking into the building and pouring some sort of liquid on the floor. According to Captain Reda Bigler with Phoenix Fire Department Friday afternoon, Darren William Beach, Jr . He began using their services in 2013 but aged out last year when he turned 25 years old. Elliott said there were no injuries in the July 12 incident, but the center lost electronic equipment, food, hygiene products, and camping equipment in the fire. Read More »

Former Omaha officer surrenders to face assault charge

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Friday. Payne is charged with felony second-degree assault, following the in-custody death of Zachary Bearheels on June 5. The video also shows Ryan McClarty repeatedly punching Bearheels in the face, even after Bearheels appeared to be unconscious. Read More »

McCain Votes No, Dealing Potential Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts

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The "no" votes from Collins and Murkowski were less of a surprise than McCain's, since they both opposed a motion to proceed on health care legislation earlier in the week. In the Senate, half a dozen Republican and Democratic senators have discussed alternatives to the embattled GOP health-care bill. "But our fight is not done yet and we can't let up". Read More »

Trump tweets he is naming new chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus

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He went on in the interview to say that Trump needed to end the "chaos" in the White House. The joint trip involving the bitter rivals came just hours after publication in the New Yorker of Scaramucci's extraordinary attack on Priebus, where he called him a "f****** paranoid schizophrenic", and accused Steve Bannon of "sucking his own c***". Read More »

Neymar's China event cancellation, training bust-up fuel transfer speculation

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From the video, training seems to be going on as usual before Neymar and Semedo clashed in a challenge. With the two players at a distance, the Brazilian forward throws down his bib to the floor and angrily kicks out at a nearby ball. Barcelona are now in the United States after friendly wins over Juventus and Manchester United. It has also been reported that Neymar had planned not to join Barcelona's flight back home after their pre-season tour of the United States and jet out to ... Read More »

Kid who was pranked by dad with birthday bat hits home run

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The boy begins crying, as does Devon and the two share a heartfelt moment about the surprise.The bright green bat was exactly what the boy was asking for. The video served as a sequel to their interaction one year ago, when Devon pretended to forget about Braheim's birthday. Fast-forward almost a year and the story, somehow, gets even better. Read More »

Republican members of Congress show love for Priebus, praise Kelly pick

The internet predictably broke out in glee at the news in a week that has seen newly hired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci call Priebus " a f-ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac ", just days after former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned in the wake of Scaramucci's hiring. Read More »

Britain lifts laptop ban for some flights from Turkey

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Britain on Friday partially lifted restrictions on carrying large electronic devices onboard United Kingdom -bound flights from a number of Turkish airports and airlines. In March, the US banned large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa over concerns that explosives could be concealed in the devices taken onboard an aircraft. Read More »

Russia: Fresh US sanctions blow to normalising ties

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Now, it's on President Donald Trump to sign the sanctions into law. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Wednesday slammed the United States move to impose fresh sanctions on Moscow, calling it "destruction of prospects for normalising relations between the two countries". Read More »

Valley scouts react to Trump speech at Jamboree

However, as public outrage mounted and support for the Boy Scouts waned, Michael Surbaugh released a formal apology: "I want to extend my honest apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree". Read More »

Queens Man Hurt After Package in Mailbox Explodes

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The explosion, which was reported around 4:15 p.m., left behind "substantial evidence", he said . He suffered "serious" injuries and was taken to the burn unit at Nassau Community Hospital. "We consider this a low-explosive; there was no shrapnel associated with this device", Chief Boyce said. The U.S. Postal Service released a statement: "This matter is now under investigation with law enforcement and we can not provide further comment at this time". Read More »

Abbott tells DPS to back off plan to charge crime lab fees

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The department emphasized that the policy change was mandated by the Texas Legislature in the state's budget, according to the letter. On Friday afternoon, DPS stated in a press release it would not charge those fees after receiving a letter from Governor Gregg Abbott and support from lawmakers. Read More »

'I want to kill the leakers': Scaramucci unloads on White House officials

Lizza did not budge, prompting Scaramucci to threaten to West Wing staff. Will there be any consequences for Scaramucci after he said them? "I have three to four people I'll fire tomorrow". He then said he wanted to "f- -king kill all the leakers" and referred to himself in the third person as he declared he would clean house. Lizza records, " Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention". Read More »

Alabama Rep. Offers To Drop Out Of Senate Race For Sessions

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Sessions can't formally become a candidate, however, a write-in campaign could be implemented. The primary is August 15 and a runoff would be September 26. Luther Strange and former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore , have criticized him for what they say is a lack of support for Trump. The message of the ad is that, even though Brooks and his colleagues were shot at, it should be the right of every American to be able to shoot at them. Read More »

VIDEO Of Neymar Fighting Seriously With His Teammate

Barcelona winger Neymar stormed out of a training session earlier today following a bust up with new teammate Nelson Semedo . He responds by squaring up to him, before appearing to gesture: "What are you doing?" In the video, which is now viral, the full-back Semedo - who joined Barca from Benfica for £26.8million just last month - then walks away as the rest of the Barcelona players look on, but then the Brazilian forward, who had to be physically restrained, kept shouting at him. Read More »

Trump pushes out Priebus, names DHS' Kelly chief of staff

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Kelly has come under fire for his policies enabling harsh treatment of undocumented immigrants, and for his advocacy of Trump's pet project, the unworkable and impractical border wall on the southern border. "Reince is a good man", Trump said. Walter Shaub - the head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, who clashed with Trump and his administration, stepped down in July before his five-year term was to end. Read More »

Trump names new Chief of Staff to replace Reince Priebus

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred reporters to the first tweet . In a May speech, he blamed the department's morale problem on the public trusting "criminals" over agents: "When you discourage, when you disable, when you unjustly criticize and default to believing the initial reports as opposed to defaulting to believing the stories told by my professionals, what else do you expect?" Trump himself made no public comment on his aide's outburst. Read More »

Israelis fire tear gas at Palestinians in al-Aqsa

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He added that Israel, the occupying power, is striving to change the historical reality in the Holy Mosque by installing metal detector gates in a risky precedent that has not happened for almost half a century, especially since the terrorist crime of burning Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969, a matter which would lead to a very serious escalation and serious consequences and fuel religious war in the region. Read More »