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Eid passes off peacefully on LoC, IB; forces exchange sweets

Eid passes off peacefully on LoC, IB; forces exchange sweets

The body was handed over the local police, Indian army said as quoted by the Indian media. The Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT), which attacked an Indian Army patrol after crossing the LoC, was ma...

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Macron's party makes big win in legislative election

The FN, which has long complained that France's winner-takes-all system discriminates against small parties, is meanwhile forecast to garner only between one and 10 seats. The FN's deputy leader Flo...

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Srikanth outguns Chen to win Australian Open

Srikanth outguns Chen to win Australian Open

Srikanth continued with his winning spree as he outclassed All England finalist Shi in a 37-minute match. Though Srikanth managed to take a minor two-point lead at that stage, Long came back to ti...

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Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

Modi's two-day visit to Washington begins on Sunday. "This is the PM's first with Trump , this meet may not be hyped like Prime Minister's earlier visit, but it holds great importance". "They cou...

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Hunters advised not to expect immediate grizzly bear hunting

A decision by federal officials to revoke special protections for grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park will put the animals back in the crosshairs of trophy hunters and may reverse decades o...

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London towers being evacuated over fire safety fears

They will be moved to temporary housing, which includes hotels and homes of friends and family. Documents and materials have been seized from a number of organisations as part of this process, the p...

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Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

The UN refugee agency's Global Trends Report , published ahead of World Refugee Day tomorrow, found that the number of displaced people worldwide rose by 300,000 over the previous year. - Turkey ...

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Insurer to investigate Montana deck collapse that injured 50

Insurer to investigate Montana deck collapse that injured 50

Saturday's collapse at the Glacier Presbyterian Camp left two people critically injured as of Sunday, and left many more to wonder whether the 10-foot-high deck buckled from the weight of too many peo...

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White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause. Asked if he had confidence in Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to lead the Russian Federation inves...

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Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

Trump is reportedly considering restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and on transactions by USA companies with entities connected to the Cuban military, which controls more than half of th...

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Ken Starr warns Trump against firing Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein affirmed his support for Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday, despite recent suggestions that President Trump was weighing Mueller'...

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Afghan soldier killed after wounding 7 USA soldiers

Last week three US soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier in eastern Nangarhar province. A spokesman for the 209th Corps, Abdul Qahar Aram, previously said that an Afghan soldier had opened fi...

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Tropical system expected in the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane hunters were originally scheduled to investigate Sunday , but as satellite did not show much change and the National Hurricane Center chose to cancel the flights. At 5 p.m. Sunday eveni...

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Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday. Brooks said the list was short and the other names he was told of were also GOP congressmen . A reporter wanted to know if ther...

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Poll shows most doubt Trump's respect for institutions

Poll shows most doubt Trump's respect for institutions

Overall, 43 percent approve of the job Trump is doing in office, while 51 percent disapprove . Among whites without a college education, who voted overwhelmingly in favor of Trump previous year, 50...

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Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan says Saudi king should resolve Gulf rift during Ramadan

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan says Saudi king should resolve Gulf rift during Ramadan

Qatar hosts the biggest United States military base in the Middle East with more than 11,000 troops deployed or assigned to al-Udeid Air Base. Qatar hosts the regional headquarters for U.S. It is al...

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Rule Gives Oregonians Non-Gender Option on Driver's License

Rule Gives Oregonians Non-Gender Option on Driver's License

OR is the only USA state to allow an unspecified gender, but other countries including Germany, India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand also allow a third gender option. As OPB's Kristian Foden-Ven...

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Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

Under Trump's order, private industry would have more flexibility and be eligible for registration by the Labor Department. "The key is accountability". Facing turmoil about investigations over his ca...

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Shooter identified by law enforcement officials as James T. Hodgkinson

Shooter identified by law enforcement officials as James T. Hodgkinson

Flake estimated that more than 50 shots were fired. ABC reports he was declared dead late Wednesday morning. The two wounded officers, later identified by elected officials as special agents David B...

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Trump hands to Pentagon troop level decisions on Afghanistan

Trump hands to Pentagon troop level decisions on Afghanistan

It's a break from past practice that Mattis said will enable him to more effectively manage the war effort. Reading between the lines-and while noting that the "broader strategy" is by the administr...

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Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi Arabia backing militants

Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi Arabia backing militants

One day prior to the terrorist attacks in Tehran , Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran had to be "punished" for what he called "its interference in the region". Baluchistan province is ho...

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Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Legislation Supporting Paris Agreement

Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Legislation Supporting Paris Agreement

David Ige , shown here in 2014, has signed a bill to implement goals of the Paris Agreement in his state. When the USA actually completes to process of pulling out from the Paris agreement, which wo...

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Israel greenlights largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years

The last round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians collapsed in 2014, mainly over the expansion of the settlements. This time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approve...

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Russian police arrest 50 opposition protesters

Russian police arrest 50 opposition protesters

Navalny's wife Yulia said on his Twitter feed that he was arrested outside his home about a half-hour before Monday's demonstration was to begin. Although city authorities had agreed to a location f...

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Puerto Ricans parade in New York, back statehood

It's the fifth time Puerto Ricans have voted on the matter, but statehood has never won a clear victory. Puerto Rico Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz vowed to push for statehood anyway. In th...

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Turkey seeks end to Qatar crisis by end of Ramadan

Trump's Qatar comments overshadowed earlier remarks by Tillerson that the stand-off was hindering the US-led fight against the Islamic State group. "We have to stop the funding of terrorism". On the s...

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Four journalists injured by ISIS mortars in Raqqa

Four journalists injured by ISIS mortars in Raqqa

On Thursday, the US shot down an armed drone it said had attacked its units embedded with local opposition forces in the region. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported more...

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Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy

He added that the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim "directed us to have a strategic program" for Qatar so that it is not affected by any measures that might be taken by regional countries and to "work to be...

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Woman accused of leak ordered to remain jailed pending trial

Woman accused of leak ordered to remain jailed pending trial

A federal grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking classified material to a news outlet. "She is still in federal custody and we have a detention ...

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Trump takes sides in Arab rift, suggests support for isolation of Qatar

The American president on Tuesday held a phone call with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in which they discussed fight against terror financing and extremism, according a White House stat...

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Hillary Refuses to Take Blame for Election Loss

Clinton sought to mirror the practices of former US President Barack Obama's two successful campaigns, which relied on precise targeting and outreach in swing states like OH, "like Obama 3.0, you know...

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Terrorists would 'have won' if human rights laws changed

The election campaign has been largely focused on national security in the wake of Britain's third major terror attack this year. May has previously called for closer regulation of the internet to t...

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Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities

Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities

A white van was said to be traveling at about 50 miles per hour when it veered off the road and on to the sidewalk on the bridge late Saturday night and struck pedestrians, less than a month after th...

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Corona, Chino Hills spellers eliminated from 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee

The best of the bunch will advance to the finals Thursday. Maia didn't make it past the preliminary round, but while there, she was awarded a gold medal she earned for a national Spanish exam she took...

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House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK'd to testify

But House Intelligence committee staff members would not confirm the reports, and one said whatever subpoenas might have been issued were not part of the committee's Russian Federation probe and had...

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