• Pak Accuses India of Rights Violations in Kashmir
Pak Accuses India of Rights Violations in Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra also remained suspended for the third day owing to the unrest in the valley in which over 200 people, many of them police and security personnel, have been injured. "Two persons have died in an incident of violence in Kulgam district yesterday and have been identified as Feroze Ahmad Mir (22) and Khursheed Ahmad Mir (38)", a police ...

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  • Israeli Attorney General Opens Examination of Netanyahu Amid Police Investigation
Israeli Attorney General Opens Examination of Netanyahu Amid Police Investigation

Israeli settlements in the West Bank are considered illegal under worldwide law and major stumbling blocks to peace as they are built on land Palestinians view as part of their future state. After the Arab Spring in 2011, in which Mr. Mubarak was deposed, Egypt continued passing messages between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, but stopped i...

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  • Egypt's Foreign Minister to Visit Israel Sunday
Egypt's Foreign Minister to Visit Israel Sunday

Shoukry would hold "lengthy talks" with Netanyahu focusing on reviving the peace process with the Palestinians, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement. Ties between Israel and Egypt have largely remained peaceful since then, barring a brief period when Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi recalled his Ambassador from Israel in 2012.

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  • Japanese election: Abe set to win super majority
Japanese election: Abe set to win super majority

Tobias Harris , vice president and an Asia specialist with Teneo Intelligence in Washington, D.C., said Sunday's vote was a "solid victory, as expected", for Abe, but it does not guarantee that Abe will be able to assemble the full two-thirds majority - 162 seats - in the upper house necessary for changing the constitution.

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  • Iraqi Forces Capture Qayara Airbase, South of Mosul
Iraqi Forces Capture Qayara Airbase, South of Mosul

In late March, Iraqi forces launched an operation aimed at dislodging IS from areas to the south and southeast of Mosul and gradually cutting off the city's supply lines. Troops backed by armored cars were later seen marching inside a date palm grove. At the end of last month, Iraqi forces recaptured Fallujah, a city 50 kilometres west of Baghda...

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  • Five More Killed in India's Jammu and Kashmir Protests, Curfews Imposed
Five More Killed in India's Jammu and Kashmir Protests, Curfews Imposed

Almost 100 policemen and paramilitary CRPF personnel were injured in stonepelting by protestors across Kashmir in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on Friday. Wani was buried in his native Shariefabad village on Saturday where thousands gathered defying curfew restrictions to take pa...

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  • Gunmen open fire on Bangladesh Eid prayer gathering
Gunmen open fire on Bangladesh Eid prayer gathering

Delhi has vowed to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Dhaka against terrorism, the neighbouring country said today in view of the latest spate of attacks in Bangladesh. The attacks are an escalation in extremist violence that had previously mostly targeted individual atheist bloggers, religious minorities and others considered by militants to be...

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  • In platform draft, Sanders wins on climate, loses on trade
In platform draft, Sanders wins on climate, loses on trade

Well-what if you could get Clinton to agree to those parts of your platform, couldn't you then just step aside and know that you've done everything humanly possible to accomplish your goals? He added, in a nod to Clinton: "We need to elect a Democratic Congress and president and make certain that the language in the Democratic platform is transla...

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  • Dhaka decides to ban Zakir Naik's Peace TV
Dhaka decides to ban Zakir Naik's Peace TV

A public speaker on religion, Naik founded a television channel specialising in comparative religion called Peace TV in the year 2006. Naik has come under scanner over reports that one of the Dhaka attackers were allegedly inspired by his speeches.

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  • Australian PM inches closer to winning majority government
Australian PM inches closer to winning majority government

Turnbull said he had his 1-year old granddaughter Isla on his hip when Shorten rang to concede defeat eight days after Australians went to the polls. Shorten had earlier held a press conference to officially acknowledge Turnbull would form government.

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda takes his final bow on stage at 'Hamilton'
Lin-Manuel Miranda takes his final bow on stage at 'Hamilton'

And instead of giving a speech, as some in the audience called for him to do, Manuel placed his fist on his chest, waved, and danced as he exited the stage. I am excited and cautiously optimistic for a real and lasting spiritual awakening amongst us. May the conversation continue. "I don't know about you, I am obsessed by Hamilton and I keep li...

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  • Cleveland tightens Republican convention security after Dallas attack
Cleveland tightens Republican convention security after Dallas attack

The following week Democrats choose their presidential candidate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here's a look at what you can expect at this year's convention . "That's not going to be enough to make any changes". In 1912, then-ex-President Roosevelt led a walkout of the Republican convention that re-nominated President William Howard Taft, a ...

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  • Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital
Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital

The United States demanded an immediate end to renewed fighting in the capital of South Sudan on Sunday (July 10), ordering all non-essential personnel out of the troubled country. "A large majority are children", the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said in its 2016 report. Roughly 2,000 people have taken refuge in the U.N.'s Tomping facility n...

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  • Israel announces $12.9m boost to West Bank settlements
Israel announces $12.9m boost to West Bank settlements

The source added that Egypt wants a timeline for ending the Israeli occupation and is working on discussing the issue with the Palestinian side and other concerned parties, particularly Paris. "The world and the Middle East are in turmoil and my policy is to create centers of stability in this unstable and stormy region", he said at the time.

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  • Southampton closing on Bayern Munich starlet Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in £12million deal
Southampton closing on Bayern Munich starlet Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in £12million deal

The 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Schalke, would become the Saints' second signing of the summer following the arrival of Nathan Redmond from Norwich. And speaking to Danish newspaper BT too, Hojbjerg indicated he desires a new challenge in his career. "It's clear that it won't be a top club". While the 20-year old is highly rat...

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  • United States sanctions North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for rights abuses
United States sanctions North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for rights abuses

A lot of the abuses are committed in political prison camps, which hold an estimated 80-thousand to 120-thousand detainees. The move represents the first time the US government has sanctioned North Korean individuals personally. The U.S. had earlier slapped Gaddafi with an individual sanction. The Treasury Department, imposing its first human r...

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  • Trump's attempt for Republican unity failed
Trump's attempt for Republican unity failed

The current trip to Miami comes as Trump is still struggling to unify his party 10 days before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Another Republican who's shown great reluctance with Trump, Rep. Trump and the two had a gracious exchange". Sasse's spokesman, James Wegmann, said that Sasse went to the meeting ready to listen, an...

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  • Kim Jong-un promises a 'physical response' against US
Kim Jong-un promises a 'physical response' against US

Former U.S. Forces Korea Commander Curtis Scaparrotti has expressed serious concern about North Korea's missile capabilities after the communist nation carried out the latest test of its submarine-launched ballistic missile . Meanwhile in the South China Sea, the Chinese navy conducted combat drills near its southern island province of Hainan and ...

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  • Paul Ryan Wants Clinton Blocked From Classified Hearings
Paul Ryan Wants Clinton Blocked From Classified Hearings

In lengthier comments before lawmakers on Thursday, Comey again spoke of Clinton's and her staff's carelessness and "real sloppiness", adding that it seemed she was not " particularly sophisticated with respect to classified information ".

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  • Peters: Chilcot report shows NZ must reconsider involvement in Iraq
Peters: Chilcot report shows NZ must reconsider involvement in Iraq

Speaking yesterday, Blair expressed "regret" that he did not challenge intelligence about Saddam's supposed weapons of mass destruction but insisted he still believed he was right to overthrow the Iraqi dictator and that the world was a better place as a result.

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