• Home Ministry examining Zakir Naik's speeches, required action will follow : Rajnath
Home Ministry examining Zakir Naik's speeches, required action will follow : Rajnath

The new Information and Broadcasting Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, had called Naik's speeches, as being reported in the media, as highly objectionable. The Maharashtra government, on the other hand, is scrutinising Naik's writings. Yesterday however the Mumbai-born preacher clarified that he only urged Muslims to terrorise evil doers. The Indian ...

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  • Fears that fighting in South Sudan's capital will spread
Fears that fighting in South Sudan's capital will spread

The U.N. Security Council and U.N. mission in South Sudan called on Kiir and Machar to control their forces and commit to the ceasefire, reminding them that deliberate targeting of U.N. "Any withdrawals would send precisely the wrong signal, in South Sudan and across the world". The major political players in South Sudan , President Salva Ki...

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  • UK's Cameron to resign by Wednesday, clearing path for May
UK's Cameron to resign by Wednesday, clearing path for May

Cameron announced his resignation on June 24, a day after Britain voted to leave the European Union. In a statement in Downing Street, he said: "We're not going to have a prolonged Conservative leadership election campaign". It led to the prime minister's resignation as well as a revolt in the opposition Labour Party, whose leader Jeremy Corb...

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  • Ahead of Verdict, China Targets Judges of SCS Tribunal
Ahead of Verdict, China Targets Judges of SCS Tribunal

China said four of the five-member panel were Europeans who were chosen by the "biased Japanese judge" who should have inhibited himself from overseeing the tribunal formation given that Beijing has a separate territorial dispute with Tokyo over the East China Sea.

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  • Trump's speech to spell out veteran health care proposal
Trump's speech to spell out veteran health care proposal

Trump called problems at the VA under President Barack Obama "widespread and totally inexcusable" and said that under his leadership, "We are going to save money and we are going to save lives". John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured during the Vietnam War. Referring to the police shootings of black men, Trump said "the tragic dea...

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  • 'Fed Up' Commuters To Protest Over Train Cuts
'Fed Up' Commuters To Protest Over Train Cuts

In April we had a reliability rate of about 84%. "There were times where I would have to make a tough phone call to tell Harry I wouldn't be home, when he would ask why I could only say the trains. He added: "They should be thrown out and the publicly owned Directly Operated Railways drafted in to sort this mess out". The jobs those people do wil...

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  • Iran charges a foreigner and 3 dual nationals
Iran charges a foreigner and 3 dual nationals

Iran's semi-official ISNA and Tasnim news agencies quoted Tehran's prosecutor saying Homa Hoodfar was among three dual nationals and a foreigner who had been charged. She had travelled to Iran in February for personal reasons, but had also been continuing her academic research while in the country, her family said.

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  • Theresa May to become prime minister on Wednesday
Theresa May to become prime minister on Wednesday

The two women had been due to contest a ballot of around 150,000 members to become head of their party - a position which would automatically make one of them Britain's next prime minister. May would become the U.K.'s first female prime minister since Margaret Thatcher, who governed from 1979 to 1990. May, who supported remaining in the Europea...

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  • Corbyn defiant as council leaders join resignation calls
Corbyn defiant as council leaders join resignation calls

Leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn (C) arrives to deliver a speech outside parliament during a pro-Corbyn demonstration in central London on June 27, 2016. Supporters Mr Corbyn retains the support of some of Britain's biggest unions, and his supporters are confident that most of the party members who voted for him past year would...

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  • Hundreds march through Orlando for Black Lives Matter demonstration
Hundreds march through Orlando for Black Lives Matter demonstration

Reporters Justin Carter and Carlet Cleare later received personal apologies from the City's Mayor and Rochester Police Department Chief Michael Ciminelli who said: "Two local reporters, Carlet Cleare and Justin Carter, were taken into custody at the scene".

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  • Trudeau decries Dallas shooting, expresses 'solidarity' with US
Trudeau decries Dallas shooting, expresses 'solidarity' with US

Seven other officers and two civilians were also injured. President Barack Obama, at his last North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit before stepping down next January, pledged the United States'long-term military commitment to ensuring security in Europe and defending all its allies.

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  • Anonymous threat puts Dallas police department on lockdown
Anonymous threat puts Dallas police department on lockdown

We are not going to be able to identify ahead of time and eliminate every madman or troubled individual who might want to do harm against innocent people. Lorne Ahrens, 48, a former Los Angeles County sheriff's dispatcher; Officer Michael Krol, 40; and Sgt. Michael J. Smith, 55. The attack in Dallas also wounded seven other officers and two civ...

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  • U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team: Biles, Douglas, Hernandez, Kocian, Raisman
U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team: Biles, Douglas, Hernandez, Kocian, Raisman

Week after week. Year after year. She's the heavy favorite to be the fourth consecutive USA woman to win an Olympic gold in all-around and she could also come home with a gold on three other individual events. With a lifetime goal finally in sight, Wieber bit her cheek and pressed forward. But the committee is relying on her leadership and experi...

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  • President Obama to visit Dallas on Tuesday
President Obama to visit Dallas on Tuesday

Spain, nevertheless, appeared thrilled to welcome the first US president to visit in more than a decade. White House officials said the decision to trim his trip to Spain by one day was driven in part by not wanting other, divisive voices to fill the void left in his absence.

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  • Felix to change Rio focus after falling agonisingly short
Felix to change Rio focus after falling agonisingly short

Biles, the three-time world gymnastics champion, secured her spot on the U.S. Olympic team with a near flawless tour of the SAP Center on Sunday night, earning an automatic berth on the five-woman team by strolling to the all-around title at the Olympic Trials.

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  • France tops Canada, gets last Olympic basketball berth
France tops Canada, gets last Olympic basketball berth

Melvin Ejim led Canada with 19 points, while Cory Joseph contributed with 18 in the losing effort. Canada's Tristan Thompson (13) leaps high for a rebound during their finals basketball match in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying basketball match against France, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena in suburban Pasay city south of Manila ,...

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  • Centre rushes 800 additional CRPF troops to Kashmir
Centre rushes 800 additional CRPF troops to Kashmir

Paramilitary troops and police in riot gear patrolled villages and towns in the Himalayan region. Among the dead was a police officer who drowned when angry protesters pushed an armoured vehicle into a river on Sunday. However she declared silence of Pakistan's government "most despicable". The number of civilian protesters injured is said to b...

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  • US Defence Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Iraq
US Defence Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Iraq

U.S. officials said Carter would meet Abadi, Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi and U.S. Army Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, the head of the U.S. -led coalition battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria . "So, there will be US logistics support", Carter told reporters after arriving in the capital, Baghdad . "That's its strategic role, and tha...

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  • Pelle apologises for penalty miss
Pelle apologises for penalty miss

There had been a penalty beforehand too, scored by Leonardo Bonucci in the 78th minute to cancel out Ozil's opener from 13 minutes before. That meant a shootout, and this was anything but clinical as German big names - Thomas Muller, Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger failed to score, neither did Italy's Simone Zaza, Bonucci, and Graziano Pelle in the...

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  • EU 27 agree 'no single market a la carte' for UK: Tusk
EU 27 agree 'no single market a la carte' for UK: Tusk

Following a two-day summit in Brussels , European Council president Donald Tusk told the United Kingdom it won't be allowed "a la carte" entry to Europe's trading area. The cut-off is noon on Thursday and the victor will be named on September 9. The British prime minister reiterated the calls of other European leaders that it will be impossible ...

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