• The UK now has a Brexit minister-and Boris Johnson is back
The UK now has a Brexit minister-and Boris Johnson is back

Osborne no longer holds a Cabinet position. May also created a new portfolio of so-called "Brexit secretary " and appointed David Davis , a former shadow home minister, to head the new department in charge of Brexit. "And we will make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few but for every one of us". Russian President Vladimir...

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  • Muslim non-profit invites public to celebrate end of Ramadan
Muslim non-profit invites public to celebrate end of Ramadan

After dawn prayers on the day of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims spend three days celebrating Eid , enjoying gourmet foods and desserts. Eid is celebrated on different days in various Muslim countries depending on when the new moon is first observed.

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  • Obama Urges Protection of US Muslims Against Bigotry, Xenophobia
Obama Urges Protection of US Muslims Against Bigotry, Xenophobia

Muslims are also encouraged on this day to forgive and forget any differences with others or animosities that may have occurred during the year. Fasting is viewed as a time to exercise self-control, and as a cleanse for the mind, body and spirit.

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  • Corbyn Joins Labour Race - But The Rules Change
Corbyn Joins Labour Race - But The Rules Change

It is believed that any freeze could harm Mr Corbyn's chances of re-election, as the vast majority of sign-ups since the referendum are believed to have been made to support of the leader. Last year's contest was amicable and I think it will be the same this time. According to an Ipsos/Mori poll for the Evening Standard, Ms May has the backing ...

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  • USA to deploy another 560 troops to help retake Mosul
USA to deploy another 560 troops to help retake Mosul

A small group of US forces surveyed the airfield shortly after it was seized by the Iraqis, but USA military officials said it was unclear how much time it would take before cargo planes and other aircraft could land there. "We need to move to this place to be as close to the fighting as we have been", said Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the head of USA...

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  • Cameron resigns; May becomes Britain's new prime minister
Cameron resigns; May becomes Britain's new prime minister

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the executive European Commission which will work on the details of any new deal, said he hoped to meet May "in the near future" and hear how she plans to address the "new situation" created by the Brexit vote .

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  • Turkish acting army chief says 104 coup plotters killed, 1563 soldiers detained
Turkish acting army chief says 104 coup plotters killed, 1563 soldiers detained

Just hours after the Turkish government had expressed sympathy over the killings in Nice it was facing a struggle for survival after a faction of the armed forces declared a takeover and looked to impose martial law. He also slammed United States-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, who is accused of leading a terrorist organization and attempting to inf...

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  • Obama offers condolences to French president after Nice attack
Obama offers condolences to French president after Nice attack

Police identified the attacker as Mohamed Bouhlel (pronounced "boo-lel"), a 31-year-old Nice resident, and said he had drawn a gun on them. "The horrific rampage in Nice is a direct attack on the universal values our two countries have long championed and upheld", Gov.

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  • Larry the Cat will remain at 10 Downing Street
Larry the Cat will remain at 10 Downing Street

The question of whether to Remain or Leave has also concerned Larry the Cat - who has been a familiar presence since he moved into the prime minister's residence five years ago. "Perhaps he would like to come and swim in Lough Neagh", Mr Kinahan quipped, adding: "I am told that there are lots of leadership roles out there at the moment - there is t...

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  • China not in agreement with U.S. comments over SCS arbitration award
China not in agreement with U.S. comments over SCS arbitration award

The South China Sea is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, believed to be sitting atop huge oil and gas deposits, but Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also consider some of the region's waters, islands and reefs to be their territory.

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  • How To Tell If Your Food Is Genetically Modified: It's Complicated
How To Tell If Your Food Is Genetically Modified: It's Complicated

Department of Agriculture to establish a disclosure standard within two years after passage of the bill . Vermont's Governor Peter Shumlin issued a statement shortly after the House passed the legislation. Losing the battle to have required on-package labels disclosing ingredients from genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, were advocates ...

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  • Protesters angry over THAAD pelt South Korean officials with eggs
Protesters angry over THAAD pelt South Korean officials with eggs

Ko was arrested after crossing a river into North Korea from China in May, AFP and Kyodo reported. Ko was automatically granted South Korean citizenship after settling in the South. Several people, including local officials, have started a hunger strike. Lim held separate bilateral talks with Binken on Wednesday, and they "noted with apprecia...

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  • Obama To Leave More Troops In Afghanistan Than Originally Intended
Obama To Leave More Troops In Afghanistan Than Originally Intended

What the Obama administration calls major combat operations in Afghanistan ended in 2014, but the USA -led coalition has remained to train and advise Afghan forces to combat the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Initially, Obama's plan was to reduce the USA military presence in Afghanistan to 5,500 by the end of this year, from the approximately 9,800 who ar...

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  • Appointing Boris Johnson shows new British PM committed to Brexit: Steinmeier
Appointing Boris Johnson shows new British PM committed to Brexit: Steinmeier

David Davis and Liam Fox were also celebrating after returning to the Tory frontbench after being out in the cold under David Cameron - but George Osborne was sacked as Chancellor. Don't even listen to the State Department spokesman saying it is business as usual. President Obama has only six months left in office. Whether Mrs May is quite as p...

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  • Gulenist Involved in Killing of Russian Pilot Took Part in Attempted Coup
Gulenist Involved in Killing of Russian Pilot Took Part in Attempted Coup

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he had phoned the Turkish foreign minister and emphasised "absolute support for Turkey's democratically elected, civilian government and democratic institutions". Traffic on the Bosphorus bridge was mostly halted in the first stage of the attempted coup . Dogan News Agency footage showed cars and buses bei...

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  • The biggest tech IPO of the year is soaring in its debut
The biggest tech IPO of the year is soaring in its debut

And we think its stock price has almost unlimited room to run for early in-the-know investors! It competes with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp and is used in 230 countries. After mobile messenger app Line Corp .'s high-profile stock market debut in the US and Japan, the company and its parent Naver face a hefty task - staying competitive ...

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  • North Korea Calls US Sanctions a
North Korea Calls US Sanctions a "Declaration of War", Threatens Retaliation

The New York channel refers to a method for North Korea's United Nations diplomats to communicate with US diplomats in New York. Last week, the US placed personal sanctions on Kim and several other North Korean officials, in addition to sanctions already in place on the country for Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

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  • Dadri lynching: Court orders registration of FIR against Akhlaq's family
Dadri lynching: Court orders registration of FIR against Akhlaq's family

The police has maintained that the meat was seized from a dustbin near Akhlaq's home and there was no evidence that a cow was slaughtered by the family. "On October 8, 2015, we had sent the copy of the complaint to SSP, DIG and other senior officials requesting that an FIR be lodged for cow slaughter against Akhlaq's family".

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  • Turkish military says it 'fully seized' control of country
Turkish military says it 'fully seized' control of country

Offiicials were insisting the attempted coup was falling apart. In his second speech delivered at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in less than two hours, the president said the armed forces do not and can not rule Turkey. A helicopter used by soldiers backing the coup was shot down by a military jet over the city, broadcaster NTV reported . State-run A...

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  • Fierce Fighting For Key Road In Aleppo
Fierce Fighting For Key Road In Aleppo

Opposition fighters have launched a major assault on government-held districts of Syria's long-divided Aleppo , after government forces severed their only remaining supply route into the battleground city. People inspect the damage at a site after it was hit by shelling carried out by rebels at Syrian gov ... "This campaign exacerbates an alread...

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