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The debate on the No-Confidence Motion is scheduled to start in the Lok Sabha at 11 am and seven hours have been alloted for it. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion moved by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) member Kesineni Sriniwas on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament.
  • Turkey keeps American pastor in jail, defying US pressure

    Turkey keeps American pastor in jail, defying US pressure

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    The opposition maintains that the proposals contain measures that amount to the continuation of the state of emergency , which they say the government has used extensively to silence critics and detain opponents including politicians, journalists, academics and activists.
  • Putin proposed eastern Ukraine vote to Trump in Helsinki

    Putin proposed eastern Ukraine vote to Trump in Helsinki

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    Moscow signaled openness to another meeting between the two leaders, as Trump continued to face criticism over his first meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki, where he seemed to accept Putin's denials of meddling in the 2016 election - despite findings by United States intelligence services.
  • Boris blasts Brexit plan but doesn't threaten leadership challenge

    Boris blasts Brexit plan but doesn't threaten leadership challenge

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    Johnson went on to describe this potential future for the United Kingdom as one not of independence, but "economic vassalage" to the EU. Johnson had the right to speak in the House by longstanding British parliamentary convention - albeit one not observed in recent times - that Members of Parliament who had resigned from the government should be able to make personal statements.
  • Donald Trump claims he warned Vladimir Putin against election meddling

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    Trump was initially warm to the proposal, proposed by Vladimir Putin , calling it "an incredible offer". "The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russian Federation is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past and as we have stated".
  • United Kingdom police claim poison attack suspects were Russian

    United Kingdom police claim poison attack suspects were Russian

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    The motive for attacking Skripal, an aged Russian traitor who was exchanged in a Kremlin-approved spy swap in 2010, is still unclear, as is the motive for using of an exotic nerve agent which has such overt links to Russia's Soviet past. Former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia fell ill after they were exposed to the substance in Salisbury in March. In recent weeks, British counter-terrorism police have also been investigating the death of a woman on July 8, just over a ...
  • Singapore succumbs to massive data breach in 'state-sponsored' attack

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    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's personal particulars, as well as information on his outpatient dispensed medicines, were stolen after specific and repeated efforts to attain them. Data exfiltration occurred between June 27 and July 4, the newspaper reported. On 4 July 2018, IHiS' database administrators detected unusual activity on one of SingHealth's IT databases.
  • Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday

    Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday

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    Gutierrez, one of the first House Democrats to support Trump's impeachment, claimed that at Monday's Helsinki Summit, "the world witnessed the single worst performance by an American President on the world stage in world history". Trump did attempt to walk back the comments Tuesday by accepting that meddling occurred. Villalba, a longtime critic of Trump, bashed the president for undermining the country's immigration laws and intelligence agencies, and for increasing the national debt by ...
  • Ethiopia starts its first commercial flight to Eritrea

    Ethiopia starts its first commercial flight to Eritrea

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    Ethiopian Airlines announced that Asmara becomes its 114th destinations and the inaugural flight to the Eritrean capital is scheduled for today with the ultra-modern Boeing B-787 Dreamliner aircraft. Eritrea was once part of Ethiopia and comprised its entire coastline on the Red Sea until it voted for independence in 1993 after decades of bloody conflict.
  • Eight injured after knife attack on bus in Germany

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    Authorities have not yet confirmed the suspect's motive, but prosecutors said they had not ruled out terrorism. A police spokesperson said the attack occurred in the Kuecknitz district of the city and a suspect has been apprehended and arrested.
  • WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India

    WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India

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    The ministry has also requested that the industry's payments overseer, the National Payments Corporation of India, confirm that WhatsApp is fully compliant with its requirements, they said . Well-known and generally liked, including by yours truly, for its simplicity and convenience, WhatsApp needs to make more changes to curb the escalation of fake news.
  • Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs

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    Earlier this month, U.S. imposed tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports. Washington may slap import taxes on all $505 billion worth of Chinese goods should it become necessary if the trade conflict with Beijing escalates, US President Donald Trump told CNBC .
  • White House rejects Putin proposal to interview USA citizens

    White House rejects Putin proposal to interview USA citizens

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    He also learned of Mr Trump's decision to invite Mr Putin to Washington for a second meeting this autumn while he was being interviewed at the Aspen forum. The president campaigned on closer ties with Russian Federation, a goal that had been thwarted during his first year in office. How did Trump respond to Putin's suggestion? President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin answer questions during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16 in Helsinki.
  • Waitress body-slams customer after he groped her, surveillance video shows

    Waitress body-slams customer after he groped her, surveillance video shows

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    CCTV footage shows Ryan Cherwinski squeezing the 21-year-old's bottom as he walked past her while she was shuffling menus at the Vinnie Van Go-Go's pizzeria in Georgia, USA. The title of the post read: "My cousin takes down this pervert down for grabbing her a-". "When I felt that happen, my first thought was that it was one of my friends...
  • INTERNATIONAL - Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats

    INTERNATIONAL - Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats

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    Comey indicated in his tweet that he feels Republicans are no longer able to fulfill the promises of America's Founding Fathers. Comey, who was sacked by President Donald Trump in May 2017, also spoke out Monday against the President's comments at his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin .
  • Man Steals Date’s Car, Then Uses It For Another Date

    Man Steals Date’s Car, Then Uses It For Another Date

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    A Tennessee man pitching a surprise romantic outing Sunday to a local woman instead ditched his date, stole her vehicle and used it to pick up another woman - who happened to be his original date's godsister, cops said. Ms Pugh was able to track her Volvo after Griffin allegedly picked up her god sister. The original date tried to catch Griffin and her godsister at the grandmother's house, but she arrived too late.
  • Several Tornadoes Devastate Central Iowa Towns

    Several Tornadoes Devastate Central Iowa Towns

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    Alex Krull, a meteorologist with the service in Des Moines, said Thursday afternoon that forecasting models produced in the morning showed only a slight chance of strong thunderstorms later in the day. Amy Halter was about to leave work when a co-worker looked out the window and saw the tornado rumbling toward the Marshall County Courthouse across the street from her workplace downtown.
  • Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russian Federation election meddling

    Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russian Federation election meddling

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    Amid bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime USA enemy, Trump sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error Tuesday. "It's nearly as if Donald Trump is embracing Putin's knees". Democrats are demanding action to rein in Trump and counter Russia, from congressional hearings on the Helsinki summit to increased sanctions against Russia to legislation protecting the special counsel in the Russia investigation, Robert Mueller .
  • GOP leaders still have questions about Trump's meeting with Putin

    GOP leaders still have questions about Trump's meeting with Putin

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    They both failed, and so will he. Criticism of the meeting from members of both parties continued to drown out other messages from the White House Thursday. Support is growing for a bill giving Congress the power to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation if it interferes in the midterm elections. It is a regime that blatantly violates its nuclear and chemical weapons treaty obligations, has invaded two of its neighbors and has threatened NATO countries (and even Mar-a-Lago) with nuclear ...
  • Passenger's view of Pretoria plane crash

    Passenger's view of Pretoria plane crash

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    A man can be heard on the three-minute clip calling: "It's getting worse". Another passenger says in English, "Make sure you're strapped in". In the video, flames can be seen shooting from the left wing of the aircraft moments before it hits the ground.
  • Trump's intelligence chief Dan Coats goes in on Russian interference

    Trump's intelligence chief Dan Coats goes in on Russian interference

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    Trump asked National Security Adviser John Bolton to invite Putin, and "those discussions are already underway", Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday (US time ). "People came to me, Dan Coats came to me, and some others - they said they think it's Russia", Trump said. What happened in the reported briefing meeting? "There is just rule of Putin".
  • WhatsApp caps message forwarding to 5 chats, scraps quick forward option

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    To tackle spread of fake news on its platform, instant messaging application WhatsApp on Thursday announced that users can forward messages to only five people at a time. The messaging service also brought out a full-page advertisement in leading newspapers, first in the series of its user awareness campaign, giving "easy tips" to decide if the information received is indeed true.
  • Mom admits to letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter

    Mom admits to letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter

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    Court documents say on June 29, Kansas City police were called to a metro hospital in regard to a reported rape. Rideshare Rapist' suspect pleads not guilty to all chargesWDAF-TV reports that court documents say Watson's boyfriend recorded Watson talking about repeatedly taking her daughter to a house where her daughter was raped about five times.
  • Did The Queen Shade Donald Trump With Her Brooch?

    Did The Queen Shade Donald Trump With Her Brooch?

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    The tweets shared extensive knowledge of the House of Windsor, explaining that brooches are no small thing in royal tradition. Trump wrongly stated that the honour bestowed upon him by the Queen was one that had not been carried out for decades - which is untrue, British media reported.
  • PTI requests NAB to hear helicopter case after polls

    PTI requests NAB to hear helicopter case after polls

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    The judges rejected a plea of Sharif's legal counsel Khawaja Haris to grant a stay order, which appealed to the Accountability Judge-I Muhammad Bashir not to start the proceeding of the remaining two cases (Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references) against the Sharif family till the NAB submitted its reply, as per the ARY News report.
  • Swarm of Bees Attacks Woman, Firefighters in Lake Forest

    Swarm of Bees Attacks Woman, Firefighters in Lake Forest

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    The woman, who is in her mid-50s, was stung hundreds of times by the large swarm outside a Southern California home. But that insight wouldn't come until later. "When you get somebody stung hundreds of times, [bees] injecting that venom, you're gonna have a serious issue", OCFA Capt. "The bees are territorial and aggressive, and are known for their habit of swarming and attacking a victim repeatedly", Captain Bommarito told KNBC in the US.
  • Seventeen injured in Iowa tornadoes

    Seventeen injured in Iowa tornadoes

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    News organizations in the area reported damage to houses and cars in and around Bondurant. The storms injured 10 people in Marshalltown and seven at a factory near Pella, but no deaths were reported. Varcoe said all 40 of its patients were being transferred to the health system's hospitals in Waterloo and Grundy Center. Preliminary reports indicate downtown Marshalltown suffered heavy damage.
  • European Union and Japan Agree Biggest Trade Deal in History

    European Union and Japan Agree Biggest Trade Deal in History

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    It also provides a stark counterpoint to US President Donald Trump's aggressive "America First" protectionism, which has seen Washington impose trade tariffs on allies and rivals alike. This means that authorities from the European Union and Japan have agreed that they have equivalent regulatory and procedural frameworks for inspections of manufacturers for these products and can therefore rely on each other's inspections.
  • White House says Trump ‘disagrees’ with Russia interviewing Americans

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    In that stark photo illustration, the towering figure of Trump looms over a sobbing child, who is the subject of a now-iconic photograph taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore. "The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", he twittered on Thursday.
  • What archaeologists found inside mystery sarcophagus in Egypt

    What archaeologists found inside mystery sarcophagus in Egypt

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    More specifically, archaeologists from Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities found three male skeletons in a reddish-brown slop. Waziri said sewage from a nearby building apparently leaked into the sarcophagus through a small crack in the side, fouling the remains.
  • Shocking footage reveals moment volcano blasted sightseeing boat

    Shocking footage reveals moment volcano blasted sightseeing boat

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    State and federal investigations are underway after a Lava Ocean Tours vessel was pierced by what the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has regarded as a " lava bomb ". Geologists say such explosions may be due, in part, to large volumes of lava rapidly flowing into the Pacific Ocean. The boat was from the Lava Ocean Tours Inc.
  • Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies

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    A report in National Geographic reads: "One of the two archaeologists believes that, since Alexandria wasn't even founded until the fourth century BC, the massive sarcophagus may have been brought to the city empty, from an earlier, dynastic-period site down the Nile-such as Memphis-and then re-used to bury someone in later years".
  • Spain drops worldwide arrest warrants for Catalan separatists

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    The European and global arrest warrants for five other separatist leaders who, alongside Puigdemont played a role in the vote, were also dropped. Catalan News tells you all about today's decision, the reactions - and, what might come next. A German court last week said it would allow Mr Puigdemont's extradition on charges of embezzlement. Ms Ponsati, who briefly served as Catalonia's education minister, had argued that the charges against her were politically-motivated, and claimed she ...
  • New York City steam pipe explosion closes streets

    New York City steam pipe explosion closes streets

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    Nearby residents were initially told to take shelter in place, but according to New York City Council Speaker, Corey Johnson, Con Edison and FDNY have since told residents to evacuate their homes. "The steam was shooting up into the air about 70 feet". The MTA subway is bypassing the West 23rd Street station, which serves the R and W Lines. Over 130 firefighters are on scene, and Con Edison is working with the FDNY to contain and isolate the explosion.
  • Wreck found of ship 'carrying billions in gold'

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    The company speculated about 200 tonnes of gold bars and coins that are worth 150 trillion won ($132 billion, Dh484.7b appox) would still likely be aboard the ship. An official at the Pohang Regional Office of Oceans and Fisheries, which has authority on Shinil's case, said it hasn't formally discussed the company's claim because Shinil has yet to submit a request to seek a salvage right.