• Prominent local politician among Pakistan's bomb blast victims

    Prominent local politician among Pakistan's bomb blast victims

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    The attack targeted a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the Awami National Party , which has been targeted by terrorists in the past over its vocal opposition to extremist groups like the Taliban . There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. On July 4, NACTA Director Obaid Farooq while briefing a sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior had said, "We have received as many as 12 threat alerts which are about leadership of political ...
  • Trump Unloads On NATO Secretary-General Over Defense Spending

    Trump Unloads On NATO Secretary-General Over Defense Spending

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    However, his comment that "Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they are getting 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline" appeared to mis-state German energy use - about 20 percent of which is accounted for by oil and gas imports from Russia.
  • Sadiq Khan defends Trump baby blimp protest near Parliament

    Sadiq Khan defends Trump baby blimp protest near Parliament

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    A Facebook event called " Trump not welcome - make noise as he arrives" plans to protest right outside where the president will be staying - the US Ambassador's residence in Regent's Park - when he checks in on the evening of Jul 12. Ms Menon, who is part of a group who crowdfunded the balloon, said: "We know that behind the humour of this the Trump baby represents a whole multitude of campaigns and issues".
  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland on first worldwide trip

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland on first worldwide trip

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    Prince Harry paid tribute on Tuesday to Britain's complex and "at times tragic" shared history with Ireland, at the start of a two-day visit to Dublin with his wife Meghan , their first trip overseas since their wedding in May . Other female members of the royal family that donned badges included the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Even celebrities are noticing it, with actress Mindy Kaling pointing out Meghan's ability to pull off the style is ...
  • Dramatic visuals from Japan as 60 die in deluge, landslides

    Dramatic visuals from Japan as 60 die in deluge, landslides

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    Hopes of finding survivors were fading on Tuesday as rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed at least156 lives in Japan's worst weather-related disaster for decades. At least 155 people have died and 50 remain missing from landslides and overflowing rivers that have engulfed towns and neighborhoods. Thousands of people have evacuated their homes.
  • Top U.S. Senate Democrat vows to fight Trump's Supreme Court pick

    Top U.S. Senate Democrat vows to fight Trump's Supreme Court pick

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    Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington , D.C. since 2006. "We are going and mobilizing where we have leverage", said Mallory Quigley, a spokeswoman for the group. Kennedy was generally perceived as the Court's center, serving as the key swing vote in 5-4 cases that otherwise split the Court's four liberal and four conservative justices.
  • Trump savors big reveal for Supreme Court pick

    Trump savors big reveal for Supreme Court pick

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    Kyl also was the sherpa in the confirmation battle over Trump's pick for attorney general , Jeff Sessions - a favorite of anti-immigrant hardliners of the right. Whoever is picked will face opposition from Democrats. What Could Complicate Kavanaugh's Nomination? Several in that group - which include Sens.
  • Thai cave rescue: Four more boys extracted in second operation

    Thai cave rescue: Four more boys extracted in second operation

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    The 12 boys and their coach were trapped in the cave for two weeks. Officials have yet to confirm the identities of the four boys freed, and Narongsak Osottanakorn , the head of the rescue operation, said their identities were being protected out of respect for the families of those still trapped inside the cave.
  • David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary leaving Theresa May facing a crisis

    David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary leaving Theresa May facing a crisis

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    Both MPs pointed to the Northern Ireland backstop, which the government signed up to in December, as a key part of how the government had ended up with what they argued was an unacceptable compromise. The pound pared losses amid fading concerns that the resignations will immediately push May to a confidence vote. However, should she survive such a challenge, Conservative Party rules prevent her opponents from making another try to unseat her for at least a year.
  • GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee

    GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee

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    Trump himself has always been suspected of connections to Russian money laundering through his many real estate deals, according to an investigation by New Yorker Magazine reporter Adam Davidson, who reported that Russia investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been looking closely at Trump's history of real estate deals involving Russians.
  • U.S. Working Closely with Thailand to Rescue Children from Cave

    U.S. Working Closely with Thailand to Rescue Children from Cave

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    After the ambulance was seen leaving the complex at around 5 p.m. Monday, a helicopter took off. But authorities have said it remains unclear how long the boys would have to remain inside. Their condition was not immediately clear. Authorities in northern Chiang Rai province began the risky mission to bring out the 12 boys and their football coach earlier on Sunday.
  • Judge cites 'real progress' in reuniting migrant families

    Judge cites 'real progress' in reuniting migrant families

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    Today's secretive reunification operation will be overseen by the Department of Homeland Security and will involve transporting the children hundreds of miles across the country to undisclosed locations. And activists, for their part, have described a "bureaucratic wall" that has prevented detained parents from finding and contacting their children.
  • Bishops call for 3-day fast after Duterte called God stupid

    Bishops call for 3-day fast after Duterte called God stupid

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    Paul's words are to the point". The one-one-meeting between Duterte and Valles had been preceded by the President's tirades against God Himself, whom he called "stupid". "President Duterte agreed to a moratorium on statements about the Church after the meeting", presidential spokesman Harry Roque told newsmen. "Duterte is distancing himself from many Catholics - the people who voted him to office", he said.
  • Eight rescued Thai boys in good health, ask for chocolate bread

    Eight rescued Thai boys in good health, ask for chocolate bread

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    As well as the four remaining boys and one adult, three Thai navy Seals and a doctor who have been... The members of the "Wild Boars" team, aged between 12 and 16, were guided to safety through the twisting, submerged passages of the Tham Luang cave by a team of global expert divers flanked by Thai Navy SEALs over two days in a meticulously planned operation.
  • Air India follows Japanese airlines in changing status of Taiwan

    Air India follows Japanese airlines in changing status of Taiwan

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    However, Ambassador Chung said the TECC has written to the MEA in protest against Air India's action and is awaiting a response. This is the reason that this destination is listed on Air India website. Had Air India not complied with China's request, the government would likely have forbidden Air India from operating at all in the region. "I want to repeat that respecting China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and obeying Chinese law is the basic principle that foreign companies ...
  • U.S. sends two warships through Taiwan Strait

    U.S. sends two warships through Taiwan Strait

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    Saturday's news came as outgoing de facto US ambassador to Taiwan, Kin Moy, said Friday that the United States will continue sending warships through the Taiwan Strait as a gesture of support for Taiwan, despite a recent series of Chinese military exercises around the island.
  • Thai Cave Rescue Operation Suspended After 4 More Boys Freed

    Thai Cave Rescue Operation Suspended After 4 More Boys Freed

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    As rescuers began a daring extraction of the boys and their coach from the cave over the weekend, Musk said he had sent a "kid-size submarine" to the country to assist in the massive rescue effort . They were in good condition in hospital, officials said. Today, you get some good rest. After they were found on July 2, officials cautioned it could take some time to get them out, but authorities made a decision to act with heavy rains forecast to hit the region.
  • Trump's longtime driver sues for thousands of hours of unpaid overtime

    Trump's longtime driver sues for thousands of hours of unpaid overtime

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    Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law", a spokeswoman said in an email. Donald Trump's personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn't pay him overtime and raised his salary only twice in 15 years, clawing back the second raise by cutting off his health benefits.
  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh named Trump's second Supreme Court justice

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh named Trump's second Supreme Court justice

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    Kavanaugh , 53, is a longtime fixture of the Republican establishment. President Donald Trump is expected to announce Monday his nominee to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the nation's highest court. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice could mean for charged issues such as abortion rights and gay rights. Kennedy will retire at the end of July after serving since February 1988.
  • Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

    Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

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    Trump introduced Kavanaugh as "a judge's judge" and cited his "proven commitment to equal justice under the law". The president added: "There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving". Kennedy, 81, announced on June 27 plans to retire after three decades on the court, effective on July 31. A Ronald Reagan nominee, Kennedy joined the high court in February 1988.
  • Trump decides on Supreme Court pick, announcement to come

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    Kavanaugh, 53, a graduate of Yale Law School and a former law clerk to Kennedy in 1993, was elevated to the powerful federal appeals court in the District of Columbia by President George W. Trump defeated Clinton's wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential election and has disparaged both Clintons. Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, though with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they now can muster only 50 votes.