• Javadekar takes charge, minus Irani
Javadekar takes charge, minus Irani

Javadekar himself said the main challenge was to improve the quality of education. Irani said she has been given the charge of a ministry that employs women in large numbers. Asked about reports of Congress' planned agitation on the alleged dilution of Forest Rights Act, Javadekar retorted with an apparent jibe at Rahul Gandhi, asking "Has thei...

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  • British PM David Cameron claims he still loves Larry the cat
British PM David Cameron claims he still loves Larry the cat

When Corbyn referred to May in a question, Cameron welcomed her accession and made fun of Labour's lack of any female leaders: "When it comes to women prime ministers, I'm pleased to be able to say that pretty soon it's going to be 2-0". Paying tribute to his wife Samantha and three children - Nancy, 12, Elwen, 9 and Florence, 5, Mr Cameron said: '...

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  • US sees its first Zika-related death
US sees its first Zika-related death

An elderly resident who had been infected with the Zika virus while travelling to an area with active transmission of the mosquito-borne virus has died, Utah health officials say. Zika is spread primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito. The registry compiles poor outcomes of pregnancies with la...

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  • Pokémon Go comes to Europe, beginning with Germany
Pokémon Go comes to Europe, beginning with Germany

Marine Corps tweeted a screenshot of soldiers surrounding a Pikachu that the virtual reality game made appear on a firing line. If you've noticed a recent influx of people seemingly wandering and staring at their phones more than usual, you're not alone.

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  • Auto bombing in Baghdad Shiite district kills 11 people
Auto bombing in Baghdad Shiite district kills 11 people

There is a sizable percentage of Iraqis, the report noted, who believe "the U.S. and other foreign powers are in some way supporting the Islamic State as a disruptive wedge against a stable Iraq". Carter said the troops would also help Iraqi security forces in planning to encircle and eventually retake the key city, Mosul. "With the retaking of ...

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  • Chinese Official On Tribunal Ruling: 'It's Nothing But A Scrap Of Paper'
Chinese Official On Tribunal Ruling: 'It's Nothing But A Scrap Of Paper'

He said China hopes other countries will not take the opportunity to threaten China and "we hope that they will work with China to protect the peace and stability of the South China Sea, and not let the South China Sea become the origin of a war".

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  • President Ghani hails Obama's decision to retain 8400 American troops
President Ghani hails Obama's decision to retain 8400 American troops

Obama stressed that USA troops will remain focused on two narrow missions to train and advise Afghan forces and to support counterterrorist operations against the remnants of al-Qaida and other terrorists. There are now 9,800 American servicemembers in Afghanistan. Obama has repeatedly adjusted the number and role of USA troops during the almost 15...

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  • Prakash Javadekar assumes charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development
Prakash Javadekar assumes charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development

Javadekar had said education should be seen as an "emancipator" and "agent of change" and he would come out with a roadmap after consultations with the Prime Minister and others including Irani. Union human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said education is not a subject for party politics and asserted that dialogue is ...

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  • Turkey's PM Seeks to Improve Diplomatic Relations with Syria, Iraq
Turkey's PM Seeks to Improve Diplomatic Relations with Syria, Iraq

That has set it at odds with Assad's ally Russian Federation and distanced it from a USA -led coalition more focused on fighting Islamic State. Turkey's war on terrorism is primarily focused on Kurdish militants — which Ankara considers a threat in both the Syrian and Turkish context — as well as the Islamic State group.

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  • Ten of thousands stage
Ten of thousands stage "March for Europe" protest in London

Mr Blair told Murnaghan on Sky News: "One of the reasons why we should keep our options open is that yes, the referendum expressed the will of the people, but the will of the people is entitled to change". The vote has laid bare serious divisions in Britain . "George Osborne is already set to slash corporation taxes to among the lowest rate in t...

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  • Modi wraps up Mozambique visit, heads to South Africa
Modi wraps up Mozambique visit, heads to South Africa

And, what Mozambique requires, is available in India. He will also be paying tributes to Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya and a towering political figure of Africa. Ties that would take India and Mozambique into the future would rest on agriculture, healthcare, energy security, collaboration in natural resources, skill development a...

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  • Taiwan Sends Frigate to South China Sea in Rebuke Against Hague
Taiwan Sends Frigate to South China Sea in Rebuke Against Hague

Meanwhile, Deputy CGA chief Hu Yi-gang (胡意剛) said during a legislative committee meeting Wednesday that Taiwan's Coast Guard would drive away any foreign fishing boats that venture within 200 nautical miles of Taiping. In addition, some $4.5 trillion in trade transits the South China Sea every year. One of the lawyers who argued the Philippines' ...

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  • David Cameron Prepares to Move Out for Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May
David Cameron Prepares to Move Out for Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May

Since the vote, she has repeatedly said that "Brexit means Brexit" and her backers say she is determined to make the exit a success. Emerging from a bruising referendum which resulted in a vote to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is searching for leaders.

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  • Syrian Rebels in Failed Bid to Reopen Aleppo Route
Syrian Rebels in Failed Bid to Reopen Aleppo Route

On Sunday, rebels launched an assault to push government forces back from the road and reopen the route, but it failed and ended with at least 29 opposition fighters dead. As the countrywide ceasefire expired Friday, the Syrian military announced on Saturday that it would extend the cessation of hostilities for an extra 72 hours until midnight on J...

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  • 'Pokemon Go' to be officially launched in Asia, Europe
'Pokemon Go' to be officially launched in Asia, Europe

Expenses: It's possible to play completely cost-free by winning "PokeCoins" (the app's currency) through gameplay, but you can also purchase the coins through an in-app purchase. At this point in time we'd suggest holding off for the official release of the game in your region. However, a mirror file is available on the internet and people in ...

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  • Train crash kills at least 10 in Italy
Train crash kills at least 10 in Italy

Three of the lead cars of the two trains were completely destroyed by the crash , and passengers and debris were scattered in olive tree orchards near the track. The crash happened on a single stretch of track in countryside near an olive field in the south of the country between Corato and Andria. A train delay could be a factor in the c...

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  • Air Force searches for Indiana airman who's missing in Italy
Air Force searches for Indiana airman who's missing in Italy

Michael Hertzog said Sunday that Italian police searched the area where Staff Sgt. Halex Hale was last seen for three days before suspending the operation Saturday evening after finding no evidence of any kind. He left his cell phone, credit cards and auto at the cookout. Halex Hale hailed from Middletown, Ind., and served in the Air Force for ...

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  • Force ready to bring Indians from Sudan
Force ready to bring Indians from Sudan

It said United Nations bases were not created to serve as shelters for displaced populations. South Sudan's civil war has been characterised by ethnic massacres between the two groups - including in Juba - as well as rape, sexual slavery, murder and the use of child soldiers.

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  • Hillary Clinton interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation about email arrangement
Hillary Clinton interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation about email arrangement

The interview at FBI headquarters in Washington followed a week of intense public focus on the investigation and on Clinton's viability as a presidential candidate, which her campaign has tried for months to downplay as a distraction. But Lynch appeared eager to make clear that she, as a political appointee, will not interfere in the legal proc...

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  • Funerals set to begin for police officers slain in Dallas
Funerals set to begin for police officers slain in Dallas

While Obama said the attack would appear to have exposed the "the deepest fault line of our democracy" he said that Americans must reject such despair. Meyerson Symphony Centre in Dallas . Before that, during a fundraiser in October 2015, President Obama made the same claim about certain neighborhoods in America.

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