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Hamid Ansari signs off as Vice-President

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Ansari has served as India's ambassador to several countries and was India's Permanent Representative to the UN. Emphasising on the effectual functioning of democracy, Ansari upheld that the status of minority groups is a measure of democracy. Read More »

Guam residents fear attack after North Korea statements

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It is about 3,500 kilometers southeast of North Korea , much closer than it is to the United States. In 2013, Pyongyang started telling the US that it " should not forget " that Andersen Air Force Base, specifically , was within range. Citizens of self-governing Guam are US citizens, although they can't vote for president. The Governor of Guam has told people there to remain calm amid reports North Korea is examining a plan to strike the USA territory. Read More »

Flipkart raises funding from SoftBank Vision Fund

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While the numbers have not been revealed, the deal is touted to be the largest ever private investment in an Indian technology company. After this financing round, Flipkart will have in excess of $ 4 billion of cash on balance sheet. As a result, SoftBank will now become the largest shareholder in Flipkart , just days after Snapdeal founders made a decision to terminate merger talks with the Bangalore-based company. Read More »

Girl badly burned by boiling water thrown at her at sleepover

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Merritt was taken to Harlem Hospital to be treated, and the 12-year-old was charged with felony assault, according to Police. Cops charged a 12-year-old girl with assault later that day. There was an adult home at the time of the incident. The victim's mother posted on social media, saying that she wants all parents to be aware of what their children are doing and talk to them about the unsafe, sick stunts they see online. Read More »

N Korea must stand down pursuit of n-weapons

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He also asserted that any action by North Korea would be grossly overmatched by the USA, and that Pyongyang would lose any arms race or conflict it started. Security Council's statement that Pyongyang poses a global security threat. "North Korea best not make any more threats to the US". "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen", Trump said from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Read More »

'Light to the Lepers' Ruth Pfau dies in Pakistan

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Dr Pfau who was also known as "Pakistan's Mother Theresa" dedicated her life to the people of Pakistan, and started treating patients suffering from leprosy. As the founder of the National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan and Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC), she is considered to be among the most significant people behind the end of leprosy in the country. Read More »

Police search for 3-year-old girl from Worcester

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Ella is expected to be with her mother. Massachusetts State Police canceled an Amber Alert early Thursday morning after a missing 3-year-old Worcester girl and her mother were located in Charlton. She has a history in the Charlton zone was believed to be as of late going on the Mass Pike here. The child was believed to be in "extreme danger". Read More »

'Game of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 5 - 'Eastwatch'

Martin had other ideas in his initial concept for the series. In the books, Daenerys is told a prophecy while she was in The House of the Undying back in Qarth. In his review of the episode , Game of Thrones showrunner David Benioff spoke about that scene and said: "There's tension on two sides". At the close Game of Thrones "The Spoils of War" we finally witnessed the power of the Queen of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen , as she let loose both hundreds of Dothraki Warriors on horseback ... Read More »

Three Surrey shootings in one day

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Robyn Burnett wrote on Facebook that police had shut down the road. "The suspect was on a motorcycle that fled the area prior to police arrival", said Schumann. Other commenters noted police are on scene. Officers are conducting neighbourhood canvassing and speaking with witnesses to obtain further information. Read More »

Guam Governor plays down N. Korean missile attack threat

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Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel, will continue generating B-1 bomber sorties to demonstrate the continuing USA commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, providing commanders with a strategic power projection platform and fulfilling the need for anytime mission-ready aircraft, an important part of national defense during a time of high regional tension. Read More »

Palaniswami camp questions Sasikala-Dhinakaran authority

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The merger of the two warring factions looks like a possibility now after a deal that allows E Palaniswami to continue as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister with O Panneerselvam as his deputy is reported to have been reached. She soon became the AIADMK general secretary and was just a step away from becoming the chief minister before she landed in troubled waters in connection with a corruption case that landed her in jail. Read More »

Double-decker bus crashes in London

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I noticed a lady wedged in the front right-hand side. A Met Police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of what now appears to be a single-vehicle collision involving a bus on Lavender Hill Way, Clapham, at around 7am". The shop front collapsed and glass was strewn across the pavement with what witnesses described as a loud crash. We have treated six patients following the road traffic collision in #LavenderHill and we remain on scene. Read More »

Bomb, letter vowing revenge for Abu Dujana's death found in Train

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It was reported that the bomb was found in a package inside the Amritsar-bound Akal Takhat Express at around 1.15 am on Wednesday night. The Shivratanganj Police also reached the spot and vacated coach number B3 and B4 for the safety goal. The police also found a letter in the train in which it was stated that the death of Abu Dujana will be avenged. According to news agency ANI , the letter said "Dujana ki shahadat ka badla ab Hindustan ko chukana padega,"(India will have to pay the price ... Read More »

Toyota delays opening of Mexican plant until 2020

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According to the Journal, Toyota has been exploring those states for a plant location for about six months, working through real-estate services firm JLL. OH and MI are also reportedly vying for the plant. That's good news for both Tennessee and Mississippi as the automaker already has a Corolla plant 94 miles south of Memphis in Blue Springs, Mississippi, ABC News reported. Read More »

Boa constrictor found living in family's attic for years

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But, as soon as the snake saw him, it started "heading in the other direction". "I thought maybe it was rats", van der Herchen said. "I didn't think much of it". "I'm glad we could get it, it was very hard", replied Lampart. The homeowner believes the snake was once someone's pet and got into the house thanks to a branch from a tree that hung near the home. Read More »

Huckabee: North Korea 'a Military Issue,' Prepare for 'Military Action'

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However, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that he disagrees - Trump is "definitely ready to act" against North Korea , in response to their nuclear weapons program. Green said. "It's time to talk about how war can be avoided". Representative Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Trump undermined American credibility "by drawing an absurd red line". Read More »

Australia plans gay marriage postal vote

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters on Tuesday he would "give all Australians a say" on whether same-sex marriage should be legal. It would be only the fourth time in Australian history, and first time in 43 years, that the government puts a legally nonbinding question to the electorate. Read More »

Nuclear fears give Swissie, gold and defence stocks a boost

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Tensions spiked yet further when North Korean state media later said Pyongyang was considering strikes near U.S. military installations in Guam. Both pairs touched near two-week lows during today's trading while a considerable portion of the franc's earlier gains were retraced by late European trading hours. Read More »

Why Is North Korea Threatening Guam?

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After the end of the Cold War, the military started to downsize operations. On Wednesday, the North Korean army said in a statement that it was studying a plan to create an "enveloping fire" in areas around Guam with medium- to long-range ballistic missiles. Read More »

Wall St ends off lows as traders buy N. Korea dip

Shares of Dow component Walt Disney were down 4.94 percent in premarket trading after the company said it will stop providing new movies to Netflix and launch its own streaming service. Energy stocks fell along with crude prices as investors kept an eye on the latest company earnings and geopolitical news. Travel-review website operator TripAdvisor was down 2.7 percent. Read More »

Venezuelan assembly gives self full powers

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Mnuchin said in a statement . In an earlier message on Twitter, Arreaza said that CELAC was a zone of peace where Latin American representatives respect the principles of global law. Venezuelan security forces have wielded excessive force to suppress protests , killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April, including 1,000 still in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday. Read More »

US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions

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The Swiss franc is a traditional safe haven. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 13 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,396. "The overnight Korean news has prompted some unwinding of the cheapening trades on the franc that has been going on for some time and though positioning is not stretched by any means, the franc's strength may have room to run", said Timothy Graf, head of macro strategy at State Street Global Markets in London . Read More »