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Maharashtra farmers to call off 12-day strike

Maharashtra farmers to call off 12-day strike

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today termed as "unfortunate" the killing of five people in police firing during a farmers' agitation in Madhya Pradesh , but said "very grave" situation there necessitated police action. Also, the state had budgeted debt stock of Rs 4,12,992 crore for FY18, with loan waiver in picture this could go up to Rs 4,42,992 crore for the year. Read More

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India favours constructive dialogue amid Qatar-Gulf rift

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday supported a peaceful solution to Qatar row and said Turkey would continue to take "constructive" steps over the resolution of the crisis. "Only through direct dialogue it is possible to better understand each other's concerns, look at the ways of solving these concerns, ensure transparency in all these issues". Read More

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Comey testimony watched by almost 20 million TV viewers, millions more online

Comey testimony watched by almost 20 million TV viewers, millions more online

Almost 19.5 million viewers watched in a live broadcast Thursday's testimony by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey before the Senate Information Committee members, according to Nielsen . Early Nielsen data showed that 18.2 million people tuned in to the hearing on six broadcast and cable television networks. It also edged out rival CNN, by just a hair (3.049 million) and handily beat MSNBC's audience of 2.719 million viewers. Read More

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Thousands Mourn Tehran Attack Victims, Chant 'Death to Saudi'

Thousands Mourn Tehran Attack Victims, Chant 'Death to Saudi'

The intelligence ministry said Friday 41 suspects were arrested in Tehran , in the northwestern provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan, and in West Azerbaijan, near the borders with Iraq and Turkey . That was condemned by the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted: "Repugnant WH [White House] statement.as Iranians counter-terror backed by USA clients". Read More

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Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

Three U.S. service members were killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in an attack claimed by the Taliban. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top US military commander in Afghanistan , wants 3,000 to 5,000 more troops to help train Afghanistan's military and police forces as they battle Taliban insurgents, Islamic State militants and other militias, USA officials say. Read More

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London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

The killers' ringleader Butt tried to hire a much bigger 7.5-ton lorry, but his card was declined. British police have arrested two more suspects over the London Bridge attack , after revealing that the carnage could have been worse had the attackers succeeded in their goal of renting a truck, rather than a van, to mow down pedestrians. Read More

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Meet The GOP Choice To Replace Chaffetz As House Oversight Chair

Meet The GOP Choice To Replace Chaffetz As House Oversight Chair

He'll be leading a budding investigation into possible ties between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. Democrats are not convinced. Chaffetz is a Utah Republican who's stepping down June 30 to pursue a privatesector career. Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor and state solicitor from Spartanburg, is used to navigating controversial and politically dicey waters. GOP lawmakers trust Gowdy, "and he's going to do a fantastic job". Read More

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Deputies, Police Officer Shoot, Kill Man At Tulsa Convenience Store

Deputies, Police Officer Shoot, Kill Man At Tulsa Convenience Store

Robert and another person were arguing outside the room, and Aviles reportedly pulled up his shirt to reveal a revolver and walked outside to join them, police said. Some protesters were throwing rocks and pieces of concrete at officers. In 2016, a jury found a volunteer sheriff's deputy guilty of second-degree manslaughter Wednesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect. Read More

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Iran says Trump's climate pact withdrawal will isolate US

Iran says Trump's climate pact withdrawal will isolate US

Trump's decision prompted Italy, France and Germany to immediately issue a joint statement stressing that the current deal - a "cornerstone in the cooperation between our countries" - can not be renegotiated. It's what the US does. "I think they applauded because they knew it would put this country at a disadvantage". She added that the USA would continue to be a leader on environmental protection. Read More

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London attack: Third attacker identified, according to Italian newspaper

London attack: Third attacker identified, according to Italian newspaper

Mr. Shafiq said he was "not surprised" Butt went on to carry out the attack last weekend, and argued the authorities have "serious questions" to answer. "We did everything we could have done, but there weren't elements of proof that he was a terrorist", he added. The youngest of the attackers, an Italian national of Moroccan descent, he was allowed to enter the United Kingdom and had been living in east London. Read More

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North Korea missiles a 'direct threat' to Russian Federation

The Trump administration is aiming for continuity in Asia policy, sticking broadly with the approach its predecessors have taken by emphasizing diplomacy and cooperation with allies, U.S. "For me, the troubling thing is I don't know what the strategic plan of the United States is", Cohen added. "North Korea's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them is not new", Mattis said in his prepared remarks. Read More

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NATO Cracks: Germany moves Troops from Turkey

NATO Cracks: Germany moves Troops from Turkey

He said he had agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen that the German cabinet would deal with the issue on Wednesday. "We have no interest in pushing Turkey into a corner. we don't want to push it towards Russia", Gabriel said. German Minister told Minister Isik that they were grateful Turkey for hosting German troops in Incirlik, but eventually they were obliged to take this decision and that will inform for plans of withdrawal, the official said. Read More

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US to China: Free men who probed shoemaker for Ivanka Trump

Rank, did not have much of his job left, as the new ambassador, former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad , will take office later in June after he secured the Congress approval. On Sunday, he tweeted his support for London Mayor Sadiq Khan and his condolences after the terror attack there. But sources familiar with the decision indicated that Rank's departure is directly tied to Trump's controversial move to pull out of the accord. Read More

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Will rip up human rights laws that impede new terror legislation: May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would be willing to weaken human rights protections to make it easier to deport or curb the movements of suspected militants when there is not enough evidence to prosecute. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, told Sky News the party was against any changes to human rights. In the course of the last few months, three terror attacks hit the United Kingdom. Read More

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Body found in search of 8th London Bridge Victim

Body found in search of 8th London Bridge Victim

Xavier Thomas, 45, was walking along the bridge with his girlfriend Christine Delcros at the time of the attack on Saturday night and has not been seen since. 30-year-old Canadian Chrissy Archibald was the first victim to be named. The second victim of the London Bridge terror attack to be named was 32-year-old Londoner James McMullan, whose family revealed his identity ahead of official confirmation. Read More

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England all out for 310 against NZ

After winning the toss, New Zealand put England into bat and they appeared to have made the right decision when Adam Milne bowled opener Jason Roy for 13. Morgans men are through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals following their victory over New Zealand , but the same can not be said for the Aussies, who will be out of the tournament should England win. Read More

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