• Pakistan has No Right to Talk about India and Kashmir: Hina Bhat
Pakistan has No Right to Talk about India and Kashmir: Hina Bhat

So far, over 1,000 people, including civilians and security personnel have been injured in the clashes . In an unprecedented outpouring of support for the rebel cause, tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew to attend the funeral on Saturday of rebel leader Burhan Wani, who was killed by Indian forces in a gun battle on Friday night.

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  • Cautious optimism as U.S. troops help to retake Mosul from ISIS
Cautious optimism as U.S. troops help to retake Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi government forces advancing on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul retook a village from IS on Tuesday and linked up along the Tigris river with army units pushing from a separate direction, Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi said. During his visit, he also met Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi and the top US military commander in the r...

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  • US says South China Sea ruling 'final, legally binding'
US says South China Sea ruling 'final, legally binding'

Tensions and rumors of a WW3 have risen incredibly as the United Nations -backed International Court of Arbitration in Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines against China over the contentious issue of the South China Sea. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday (Jul 13) to defend the island's sovereignty over Taiping Island before disp...

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  • China warns United States on sovereignty ahead of South China Sea ruling
China warns United States on sovereignty ahead of South China Sea ruling

The South China Sea has become a growing source of tension between China and the USNatee Taweesrifuengfung, a professor of Thailand's Panyapiwat Institute of Management, expressed his concerns about the upcoming ruling from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in a recent interview.

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  • Senate Report: State Dept. Resources Used Against Netanyahu in 2015 Israel Vote
Senate Report: State Dept. Resources Used Against Netanyahu in 2015 Israel Vote

Within weeks, an global organization known as the OneVoice Movement absorbed and funded an Israeli group named Victory15 or "V15" and launched a multimillion-dollar grassroots campaign in Israel. OneVoice used the campaign infrastructure and resources built, in part, with State Department grants funds to support V15. Before the State Department fun...

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  • Number of Zika Cases Increases in Missouri
Number of Zika Cases Increases in Missouri

The CDC notes that sexually transmitted cases of Zika virus are not reported in areas of local mosquito-borne transmission because it is not possible to determine the source of infection . An elderly Utah women infected with Zika has died. For most people, Zika isn't much of a threat. A researcher from Florida looks through a microsc...

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  • PM Turnbull claims razor-thin victory in Australian elections
PM Turnbull claims razor-thin victory in Australian elections

With votes still being counted and a number of seats considered too close to call, Turnbull will head one of the most precarious governments in post-war Australian history. "It's not about what we deserve, it's a question of the numbers will tell the story", he told ABC Radio. That is one area in which he and Turnbull are aligned; the prime min...

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  • Australia PM humbled as election vote count drags on
Australia PM humbled as election vote count drags on

Three years later, the coalition swept to power after winning 90 seats. Independent MPs Cathy McGowan, Andrew Wilkie and Bob Katter have made a decision to support the government on supply and confidence issues. Turnbull became prime minister in September after ousting unpopular predecessor Tony Abbott in a party room vote in a bid to put the gover...

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  • Lewis Hamilton cruises to fourth F1 British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton cruises to fourth F1 British Grand Prix

In a statement Monday a team statement said: "The Team accepts the Stewards' interpretation of the regulation, their decision and the associated penalty". At the time Rosberg was stuck in seventh gear and was issued with a code to input into his panel. The judgment, to be appealed by his team Mercedes , dropped him to third behind Max Verstappe...

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  • China says it could declare air zone over South China Sea
China says it could declare air zone over South China Sea

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday that China's reputation and ambitions of becoming a world leader would suffer if it ignored the South China Sea ruling . "It might have an extended period of gestation", said Florin Ternal Hilbay, a former solicitor general. There is no mechanism to enforce the tribunal's decision.

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  • South Korea set to disclose a site for US missile defense
South Korea set to disclose a site for US missile defense

The source said the South Korean military is expected to relocate Patriot PAC-3 missiles in a bid to protect Seoul and its adjacent metropolitan areas that the THAAD system is not able to cover if it is deployed in Seongju. South Korea and the United States are to officially announce the location for deploying a THAAD battery later in the day in ...

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  • China sends another warning to United States over South China Sea
China sends another warning to United States over South China Sea

United States naval officials confirmed that United States destroyers have been patrolling close to Chinese-held islands and reefs in the hotly contested South China Sea these past few weeks - acts that are likely to further tensions ahead of the upcoming ruling regarding Beijing's maritime claims, Reuters reports .

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  • Theresa May, David Cameron attend last Cabinet meeting before transition
Theresa May, David Cameron attend last Cabinet meeting before transition

THERESA May is set to take over as Prime Minister tomorrow (Wednesday) following a swift end to the Conservative leadership race. The contest began when Cameron , who has been prime minister since 2010, announced he would step down after losing the European Union referendum in June.

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  • Bangladesh reign of terror continues as gunmen open fire at Eid gathering
Bangladesh reign of terror continues as gunmen open fire at Eid gathering

External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup, who is now in South Africa accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said, "Just to clarify, reports of an NSG team visiting Bangladesh are false". Authorities killed two of the attackers . Bangladesh police said another gunman, Shafiqul Islam Uzzal, 25, hailed from the northern district of Bogra.

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  • 7th Pay Commission: Cabinet clears final payout
7th Pay Commission: Cabinet clears final payout

The minimum salary approved by the board is Rs 18,000 per month and the maximum salary Rs 2.5 lakh a month (Cabinet Officer) which was before Rs. 90,000 per month. Thus, Ind-Ra says the net impact on the central government finances is estimated to be Rs80,641 crore or about 0.54% of GDP. However, here's why the latest bonanza won't amuse governme...

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  • Clinton lawyer: More questions about email server 'futile'
Clinton lawyer: More questions about email server 'futile'

The department's records officials did examine accounts of Clinton aides and other agency officials to find other Clinton emails, but only after it became known that Clinton had turned over almost 33,000 emails after disposing of a similar number she and her lawyers determined were personal.

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  • US President Obama in Dallas praises police and calls for unity
US President Obama in Dallas praises police and calls for unity

Obama , Cornyn and Bush are all slated to speak at the service, where five seats have been kept empty to honor the five who died during a protest against the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. "We want the unity of hope, affection and high goal", Bush said in a short speech. City leaders, police officers and their families h...

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  • India's top court deals blow to Modi's ambitions in northeast
India's top court deals blow to Modi's ambitions in northeast

As a result the whole issue became an academic exercise. Justices Dipak Misra and Madan B Lokur pronounced concurring judgments, also citing additional reasons to agree with Khehar. The court also said that all orders passed by Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa after December 9, 2015, are unsustainable. "Supreme Court judgment yet another tight sl...

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  • Italy train collision kills at least 20
Italy train collision kills at least 20

She said rescue workers feared people may still be trapped and that hospitals had issued a request on social networks for blood donors to come forward to help the injured. He said it was not clear what caused the crash , and that a commission would be set up to investigate. Dozens of other passengers were injured, some seriously, in the crash ...

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  • Dallas shooting: High alert over 'new security threat'
Dallas shooting: High alert over 'new security threat'

The attack began on Thursday evening during protests over the police killings of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot near St Paul, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling, who was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers.

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