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Flood-water recedes, focus shifts on rehabilitation

Flood-water recedes, focus shifts on rehabilitation He further said that as many as 1,500 army personnel were engaged in rescue operations and people stranded on rooftops and inaccessible areas were being winched with the help of defence helicopters. Monsoon rains and heavy flooding have killed hundreds of people and forced more than 300,000 others to seek shelter in Kerala. "I've been notified about some of the private lenders reaching even the re... [Full Article...]

Afghan forces free 149 hostages taken by Taliban in ambush

Afghan forces free 149 hostages taken by Taliban in ambush The wire service says 21 hostages were still in the hands of the Taliban, which lost at least seven of its own fighters in the operation. The Taliban have sent delegations to Uzbekistan and Indonesia in recent weeks, raising their diplomatic profile even while carrying out deadly attacks. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls Mueller's Russia Probe a 'National Disgrace'

Trump Calls Mueller's Russia Probe a 'National Disgrace' The New York Times report also revealed that McGahn spoke with the team for more than 30 hours over the last nine months, and that "he never saw Mr. "It's bad legal advice, bad lawyering, and this is a result of it", Christie added. "When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well, that's so silly because it's somebody's ve... [Full Article...]

Chinese bombers training for strikes on U.S. and its allies, claims Pentagon

Chinese bombers training for strikes on U.S. and its allies, claims Pentagon The report also noted the transformation of China's ground forces and estimated Beijing's military spending as having exceeded $190bn in 2017, still paling in comparison to the over $700bn spent by the United States annually, although some commentators stress that in purchasing power terms China's outlays may be understated. [Full Article...]

Trump Organization accuses Omarosa's book publisher of tortious interference with hush agreement

Trump Organization accuses Omarosa's book publisher of tortious interference with hush agreement Manigault Newman said Trump is a "performer", and that he's more interested in using minority leaders as props than for in-depth conversations. 'He is a vindictive man, and I would not put anything past him'. "If Melania were to try to pull the ultimate humiliation and leave him while he's in office, he would find a way to punish her". [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital Kabul

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital Kabul Fighting appeared to have ceased in the provincial capital, just two hours drive from Kabul , almost a week after the Taliban first launched their assault late Thursday, in the process destroying telecommunications towers and slowing the flow of information from the city to a trickle. [Full Article...]

People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324 Heavy rain continued in parts of south and central Kerala on Saturday morning even as the state reels under unprecedented floods that have left over 150 dead in the past three days. This comes off as a very inspiring story to everybody and needless to say it will encourage people to give the maximum they could to Kerala. "This is really heartbreaking because, I mean, there is water everywhere", ... [Full Article...]

Turkey calls on USA to get back to dialogue - top diplomat

Turkey calls on USA to get back to dialogue - top diplomat Cavusoglu noted that Turkey expects the United States "to continue to be loyal to our traditional friendship and alliance" among nations, as members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (OTAN). Hurriyet newspaper said the court in Izmir rejected the appeal, but that a higher court would review the appeal. "We will intensify our works with the European Union for visa liberalization", he stat... [Full Article...]

Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister of Pakistan

Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister of Pakistan Among Pakistani cricketers, those on the guest list for the event are greats like Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Rameez Raja, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Moin Khan and Aaqib Javed who were a part of the team that won the 1992 World Cup final. [Full Article...]

Pentagon Announces Military Parade Will Be Postponed Until Next Year

Pentagon Announces Military Parade Will Be Postponed Until Next Year It was meant to highlight the contributions veterans have made "throughout the history of the U.S. Military", according to a previous note from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis's office. A memo when the plan was first mooted said no tanks would be used so as not to damage the roads of the nation's capital. The president requested the route for the parade be from the White House to Capitol Hill. [Full Article...]

Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93

Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93 The government announced the national flag will be flown at half staff in mourning for seven days at government offices and Indian embassies overseas. Vajpayee was one of the few leaders of the BJP to express anguish when hundreds of Muslims were killed rioting in 2002 in the western state of Gujarat. [Full Article...]

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit Next Month in Pyongyang

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit Next Month in Pyongyang The announcement was made Monday after the two sides held high-level talks in Panmunjom, the truce village in the border zone that separates the autocratic North from the democratic South. Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland who led the delegation from the DPRK, told reporters after the talks that detailed schedule for the summit was already agre... [Full Article...]

Smoke From Deadly Wildfires Polluting Parts of the West

Smoke From Deadly Wildfires Polluting Parts of the West Air quality in other parts of the state, like The Dalles and the Medford area, are also listed as unhealthy by the DEQ. The Environmental Protection Agency's AirNow monitoring program now rates Wenatchee and Chelan as the worst sites in the country for air quality, with sites in OR and California filling out the top five. [Full Article...]

Trump considers yanking critics' security clearances

Trump considers yanking critics' security clearances All are vocal critics of the Trump administration. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed in a press briefing Monday that Trump is considering stripping Brennan and a number of other former national security officials of their clearances. [Full Article...]

Rain fury devastates Kerala, Cochin International Aiport completely submerged

Rain fury devastates Kerala, Cochin International Aiport completely submerged He has also asked for more helicopters. Though initially 13 shutters of the dam were opened early by 4.30 am, three were closed and discharge through the spillway reduced to 3,480 cusecs. Vijayan pointed out that the catchment areas of the the reservoir were receiving heavy rain. 53,500 people are now living in camps, and 7,500 families have been evacuated from Ernakulam alone. [Full Article...]

Auto slams into barriers outside of Houses of Parliament

Auto slams into barriers outside of Houses of Parliament In a statement , Scotland Yard said that none of the injuries were life-threatening. Mounted police officers block a road leading to the scene where a vehicle that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses. A police officer gestures as he stands in a road in central London , after a auto crashed into security barriers outside the Ho. Images from Sky News and social media showed a man... [Full Article...]

Transgender Candidate Christine Hallquist Makes History in Vermont Primary

Transgender Candidate Christine Hallquist Makes History in Vermont Primary Hallquist knows that to defeat incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, she's going to have to explain to Vermonters how she can do a better job of developing the state's rural economy, ensuring people have access to health care and quality education. [Full Article...]

Iraq PM to visit Iran, Turkey as USA sanctions bite

Iraq PM to visit Iran, Turkey as USA sanctions bite In his article Mr Johnson writes: "America is turning up the pressure and we want the United Kingdom by our side". Iran announced on Saturday that it will bring back home a second batch of 20%-enriched uranium which has been kept in Russian Federation under the 2015 nuclear deal to be used in Tehran Research Reactor. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort's Defense Rests Without Calling Witnesses

Paul Manafort's Defense Rests Without Calling Witnesses It isn't clear if Trump's team ever considered Calk for the Army secretary position or any other administration positions, and it's not clear if Kushner knew of Calk's financial association with Manafort when he responded to his recommendation. [Full Article...]

Archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report

Archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report Representatives of the six Pennsylvania dioceses included in the report could not be reached for comment. Washington County District Attorney John Pettit, filed the sexual abuse charges against three Roman Catholic priests for allegedly molesting two brothers who were altar boys, and accused the church of foot -dragging during the investigation. [Full Article...]


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