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United States seeks practical cooperation between Pakistan, Afghanistan

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The official also said that with Pakistan the "business as usual, as it has been up to now is over". "It is, therefore disappointing that the USA policy statement ignores the enormous sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation in this effort", the Foreign Office said, in a statement released on Wednesday. Read More »

The High Court hearing on dual citizenship won't happen until October

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Turnbull's government had asked for an expedited ruling on the eligibility of the lawmakers, but Australia's High Court said on Thursday it would not begin the three-day hearing until October 11. However, he's suggested if there is a controversial vote to be had in parliament, it should wait until the High Court has made its decision. The court has given standing in the case to Tony Windsor, who ran unsuccessfully against Joyce in New England at the last election. Read More »

Speaker Ryan: 'I Don't Think a Govt Shutdown Is Necessary'

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Now the obstructionist democrats would like us not to do it but believe me, if we have to close down our government , we're building that wall". Congress needs to reauthorize a law that provides health care to low-income children by the end of September or there will be cuts to funding for that program, and they also must raise the debt ceiling by Sept. Read More »

Federal Judge Rejects Texas' Revised Voter ID Law

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The court's ruling said changes to the law passed earlier this year by the state's legislature that were meant to be less discriminatory than an earlier one did not accomplish that. The judge, US District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, had previously found that the original law was passed with the intent to discriminate against blacks and Hispanics. Read More »

Russian Federation warns against new sanctions on North Korea

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US persons are "generally prohibited from dealing with" the sanctioned entities, and access to their property and interests within the United States will be blocked. The new United States sanctions took aim at a half-dozen Chinese companies, including three - Dandong Zhicheng Metallic Materials Co Ltd, JinHou International Holding Co Ltd and Dandong Tianfu Trade Co Ltd - that Washington said had collectively imported almost a half billion dollars' worth of North Korean coal between 2013 and ... Read More »

Lee hits Trump: You shouldn't defend Confederate statues

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We saw rebel flags when we drove to the capital city to eat at segregated restaurants and sit in whites-only doctors' waiting rooms. "We are truly in a state of mourning", he said. Many people who identify as white nationalists have been doxxed and fired because of their support of racist and bigoted viewpoints, and the community showed up to the latest #City Council meeting to fight against these statues standing in their city. Read More »

Dad of boy found dead at Cachuma Lake gets 25-to

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April 21 leaving Disneyland with his father, who was found unconscious at Arroyo Seco Park in South Pasadena the next day and was unable to account for the child's whereabouts. The boy's mother called authorities when the father failed to return him as planned. Louie Aguilera said, adding that it was a child's jacket. Piqui had spent the previous week with his father. Read More »

Dutch foil possible attack after tip-off

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The ISIS terror group has claimed responsibility for both attacks. The incident is still under investigation, and Allah-Las have not yet made any public statements following the cancellation. "A police officer who was parked near the venue of the event has chose to stop a pickup truck that he saw rolling down to 21h30 (19h30 GMT)", said police in a press release. Read More »

Federal judge throws out Texas voter ID law

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The support by the DOJ of the Texas voter ID law is a reversal from the Obama administration , which joined Democrats and minority rights groups in challenging the 2011 law. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will appeal the ruling. "Because those who lack SB 14 photo ID are subjected to separate voting obstacles and procedures, SB 5's methodology remains discriminatory because it imposes burdens disproportionately on blacks and Latinos ". Read More »

Louise Linton Faces Backlash For Post

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That announcement was forced out of officials after Linton - a minor TV and film actress from Scotland - blundered into an Instagram argument over her flight. "In having interacted with her, I don't get a sense that at her core she's a mean person". After time to reflect (and perhaps the swift intervention of a publicist), she issued an apology on Tuesday. Read More »

Canada to hold emergency hearings on N. Korea missile threat

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Kim also learned about the manufacture of ballistic missiles during his visit to the institute, according to the KCNA report . However, there are signs of an easing of the stand off with North Korea ln the light of Mr Trump's comments and the absence of the usual anti-US rhetoric by Pyongyang . Read More »

GCSE results 2017: Understanding the new grades

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MORE: 86 photos of students celebrating exam results in the 2000s - are you one of them? "School leaders and teachers have done everything they can to make these hastily reforms work for students". These will be the first results using a system of number grades instead of the familiar A* to G grades, following the biggest overhaul of the exam system in a generation . Read More »

SC likely to pronounce its judgement on right to privacy

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The decision to set up the nine-judge bench was taken to examine the correctness of two Supreme Court judgements delivered in the Kharak Singh (1960) and MP Sharma (1950) cases - decided by six and eight judge benches - which held that the right to privacy was not a fundamental right . Read More »

Video of liquor store thief making waves online

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Police in Shreveport released the security footage hoping that locals can help identify the thief. But as she continued shopping, she started finding more inventive places to hide the bottles. At one point, someone walks up behind her and it appears she stuffs the bottle in her hand down her shirt. The department is offering a $300 reward. Read More »

Need some extra cash? Check your lottery tickets

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Since Powerball rules changed in 2012, Kentucky has had 35 millionaires winning $1 million or $2 million by adding the Power Play option. By winning the jackpot, you'd become the wealthiest resident of only one of them, beating out Alaska real-estate moguls Leonard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini, each worth $340 million. Read More »

Pakistan's envoy to USA rejects claims of terrorist 'safe havens'

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Denying that it provides safe havens to militants, Pakistan said that a complex interplay of geopolitics and the pursuit of "hegemonic policies" were to blame for the threat to peace and stability in South Asia. The federal cabinet deliberated on the new Afghan policy and it will also come under discussion of the National Security Committee, which will hammer out a befitting response to the policy, he added. Read More »

US Sanctions Chinese, Russians Over N. Korea Support

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The video also warns the United States that it "will be punished for all its crimes", according to Sputnik News . Two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July resulted in a new round of tougher global sanctions. -South Korea Ulchi Free Guardian military exercise - notably did not contain any provocative rhetoric directed at the U.S. But the picture of a graveyard believed to be in Guam may be the most rattling in the video, given dictator Kim Jong Un's repeated ... Read More »

Countries with highest number of Hajj pilgrims in 2017

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It took the riders six weeks to complete the Hajj Ride , which started from London. The organisation of Haj affairs is subject to an annual agreement concluded between Qatar's Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and the Ministry of Haj and Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . Read More »

White House to brief Pentagon on transgender ban details

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On Wednesday evening, The Wall Street Journal reported that White House officials were preparing to send the Pentagon a memo detailing the ban's guidelines. Trump effectively reinstated a ban on open transgender service that had been lifted past year by former President Barack Obama . Trump said he would reinstate a ban on transgender troops in a string of tweets July 26, announcing that transgender individuals would not be eligible to "serve in any capacity in the U.S. Read More »

China urges United States to withdraw sanctions against its companies over N. Korea

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The steps also targeted those helping North Korea send workers overseas and enabling sanctioned North Korea entities to get access to the United States and worldwide financial system. This is the fourth round of Pyongyang-related sanctions the US has put forth this year, which now cover 23 entities and 22 individuals. The Justice Department's complaints, filed against Singapore-based Velmur Management Pte Ltd and Transatlantic Partners Pte Ltd., and China-based Dandong Chengtai Trading Co. Read More »

We want peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan tells US

While announcing America's new Afghanistan and South Asia policy - which calls for greater USA troop deployment and Indian involvement in Afghanistan - Trump had hit out at Pakistan for offering sanctuaries to "agents of chaos". India also makes similar charges against Pakistan. The official also said that with Pakistan the "business as usual, as it has been up to now is over". Read More »