• NATO allies commit around $1 billion per year to support Afghan forces
NATO allies commit around $1 billion per year to support Afghan forces

Welcoming the efforts by the Afghan government to engage with Pakistan and other countries in the region to enable a peace process and reconciliation, Stoltenberg, said "And of course I would like to see all countries in the region participate in these efforts".

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  • Pence VP decision could scramble Indiana politics
Pence VP decision could scramble Indiana politics

Mike Pence to assume the position. Pence, who is now running for a second term as IN governor, is thought to be on the shortlist of candidates the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is considering for the No. After all, Pence didn't say thanks but no thanks, as some of the other possible vice presidential candidates have. That could certainly...

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  • Pakistanis take to Twitter to mourn death of philanthropist Abdul Sattar Eidhi
Pakistanis take to Twitter to mourn death of philanthropist Abdul Sattar Eidhi

Born in Gujarat in British India, Edhi and his Muslim family moved to Pakistan in 1947 during the violent partition of the subcontinent between the newborn nations of India, majority Hindu, and Pakistan, majority Muslim. Edhi lived in a bare room in Karachi , alternating between his two suits of black clothes and occasionally listening to recordin...

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  • Joseph, Thompson lead Canada in FIBA semifinal win over New Zealand
Joseph, Thompson lead Canada in FIBA semifinal win over New Zealand

France or Canada - but not both - will compete in basketball at the Rio Games. The last time Canada played Olympic basketball was in 2000, when Steve Nash was the lone star of that Canadian squad. The two-time NBA MVP said the depth and talent of Canada's pool of young players is a huge plus for the future. Canada already topped Turkey once in th...

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  • Irony in Dallas: Complaints against police at 20-year low
Irony in Dallas: Complaints against police at 20-year low

While stopping short of directly criticizing the decision, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday said a broad policy discussion should take place before law enforcement resorts to such tactics on a regular basis. A day of mourning was punctuated Saturday as Dallas police searched for a suspicious person in a parking garage next...

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  • Indian Prime Minister Modi plays drums in Tanzania
Indian Prime Minister Modi plays drums in Tanzania

The visit to Kenya will be the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 35 years. Africa is very vital for India. He told the Indian diaspora that India is "one of the brightest spot in the global economy" and a "land of opportunities" for those who want to invest and have trade.

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  • Iran says it will continue its ballistic missile program
Iran says it will continue its ballistic missile program

The findings by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Germany's equivalent of the FBI, were issued in a 317-page report last week. The German government, responding to reports by its spy service that Iran has been trying to acquire nuclear technology in Germany, said on Friday certain forces in Iran may be trying to undermi...

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  • Governor Mark Dayton Calls for Calm After Dallas Shootings
Governor Mark Dayton Calls for Calm After Dallas Shootings

Some departments have ordered officers to pair up while others are heightening security. Alton Sterling died of gunshot wounds suffered during an altercation with police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday, and Philando Castile was fatally shot during a traffic stop in St.

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  • Humble hero of Pakistan Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away
Humble hero of Pakistan Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away

That tiny dispensary bloomed into a vast network of welfare services across Pakistan known as the Edhi Trust. "There are few men who have done as much good, and made as much a difference to the lives and livelihoods of the Pakistani people as Abdul Sattar Edhi ", Sharif said hours before Edhi's death.

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  • Andy Murray claims opening set of Wimbledon final against Milos Raonic
Andy Murray claims opening set of Wimbledon final against Milos Raonic

Andy is appearing in his 11th Grand Slam final today, and the first time he is facing Milos on the other side of the net. Murray claimed his third grand slam singles title overall, and the first since he won at Wimbledon in 2013, in the 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 victory.

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  • Black Lives Matter Activist Among Scores Arrested At Weekend Protests
Black Lives Matter Activist Among Scores Arrested At Weekend Protests

Eye witnesses of the arrest say that McKesson was slammed to the ground by the officers before being taken away. Darren Bowers, 26, of Baton Rouge, arrived at the jail around 9 a.m. Three other shootings, in Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia, endangered police around the same time. "They intentionally provoked peaceful people, pushing them from l...

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  • Lawmaker to launch Labour Party leadership contest in UK
Lawmaker to launch Labour Party leadership contest in UK

Ms Eagle told Peston on Sunday: "Tom Watson, our deputy leader, Rosie Winterton the chief whip, John Cryer, who's chair of the parliamentary Labour party and a friend of Jeremy's, have all been trying to get him to recognise that he can not continue in the job because he's lost the confidence of the PLP (parliamentary Labour party) and he's hidin...

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  • Dallas Shooter Accused Of Sexual Harassment In Army
Dallas Shooter Accused Of Sexual Harassment In Army

The killings in Dallas on Thursday come amid growing unrest between minorities and law enforcement agencies following a spate of incidents where police officers have shot blacks. Yanez opened fire, striking Castile multiple times. "There is no excuse or justification for the acts of the cowards who brutally murdered Police Officers who were doing n...

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  • Caitlyn to speak at GOP breakfast during convention
Caitlyn to speak at GOP breakfast during convention

Cruz certainly benefited from his early embrace of Trump's populist insurgency - gaining ground in the polls while numerous establishment "Republican" candidates imploded following their futile attempts to bring down "The Donald". Flake introduced himself as "the other senator from Arizona, the one who didn't get captured" - showing his distast...

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  • Suspects Remanded To Custody In Istanbul Airport Attack
Suspects Remanded To Custody In Istanbul Airport Attack

Russia and Turkey have started mending ties after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented on the eve of the airport attack apologies to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for a Russian jet downed by Turkey in November past year.

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  • McEnroe will work Wimbledon final for TV as Raonic's coach
McEnroe will work Wimbledon final for TV as Raonic's coach

The 29-year-old's success came in his first final with Ivan Lendl since his 2013 Wimbledon success and maintained the dominance of tennis' big four. He has an excellent record against big servers and looked totally confident that he had the game and the game plan to emulate his 2013 triumph. The man who until 2016 had a body that seemed bullet-...

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  • Key numbers to watch in Japan July 10 upper house election
Key numbers to watch in Japan July 10 upper house election

Dubbed Abenomics, the mix of fiscal spending and easy monetary policy has come under fire for widening economic disparities and failing to end years of crippling deflation. The opposition Democratic Party linked up with three smaller parties including the Japanese Communist Party to try to stop the pro-constitutional reform camp getting a super maj...

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  • Dangerous Discourse: India Bans Islamic Propaganda Channel
Dangerous Discourse: India Bans Islamic Propaganda Channel

Mumbai/Nagpur: The speeches of Dr Zakir Naik, described as incendiary by critics and an inspiration for the weekend's deadly killing of patrons of a cafe in Bangladesh, are being reviewed on CDs by top investigative officers, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

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  • After Istanbul massacre, 13 held in Turkish raids on Islamic State
After Istanbul massacre, 13 held in Turkish raids on Islamic State

As the death toll from Tuesday's attack rose to 44 with 100 people still in hospital authorities believe they have identified the three bombers as being from Russian Federation and its two former states Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. "One of the toughest battalions in ISIS is called the Uzbek battalion", he said. They arranged to meet at Ataturk ...

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  • Dallas shooter planned other attacks, say police
Dallas shooter planned other attacks, say police

Police have identified the shooter as Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25-year-old Army veteran who lived in Mesquite. "We are confident those who choose to protest here will do so in a peaceful manner and we encourage them to exercise their First Amendment rights (of allowing people to have guns)", Houston police said .

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