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Kerala floods: Relief and rescue operations on war footing

Kerala floods: Relief and rescue operations on war footing An estimated 800,000 people have taken shelter in some 4,000 relief camps across Kerala, Kurian said. High-range Idukki district, Malappuram and Thrissur are among the worst-hit. Responding to the Kerala opposition's demand that the rescue operations should be handed over to the Army , state CPI-M secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala was playing politics ... [Full Article...]

The Pentagon suspects China developing a military attack on the United States

The Pentagon suspects China developing a military attack on the United States It goes on to say it is not clear what China is trying to prove by such flights. China is transforming its ground forces to "fight and win", it is warned. Beijing's been spreading its influence for years in disputed areas of the South China Sea. "China's military modernization targets capabilities with the potential to degrade core US operational and technological advantages", Defense official... [Full Article...]

Death toll from deadly Kabul attack now at 34

Death toll from deadly Kabul attack now at 34 He warned the toll could rise. Afghan security personnel have surrounded the building and have the situation under control, he said . The area around the site was closed off but media reported that gunfire and at least one explosion could be heard. [Full Article...]

Turkey does not wish to have problems with US: Foreign minister

Turkey does not wish to have problems with US: Foreign minister Cavusoglu also said that Turkey and the USA can solve everything by coming together and talking. Turkish currency lira plunged to record lows last week before recovering some of its losses in the past two days. Turkey has increased tariffs on several USA products, including alcohol, tobacco and cars, according to a new presidential decree published Wednesday in the official gazette. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis expresses "shame and sorrow" over sex abuse by clergy

Pope Francis expresses More than 1 000 child victims were identifiable, but the "real number" was "in the thousands", the grand jury estimated. The 18-month investigation uncovered graphic cases of abuse - and a systematic cover-up. What does the Catholic Church do next? A statement late last night said that Pope Francis understands how "these crimes can shake the faith and spirit of believers". [Full Article...]

In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money"

In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman While speaking with NPR's Rachel Martin about the passage, Omarosa was confronted about how she claimed to have heard the tape even though in her book she doesn't say that. In the memoir, she writes about this recording extensively. And after having worked alongside him for months, she has said that he is losing his mental faculties. [Full Article...]

Manafort judge reveals he is under police protection

Manafort judge reveals he is under police protection Marshals. That's almost three times the evidence prosecutors presented in Manafort's first trial, which entered its second day of jury deliberations Friday. Prosecutors say Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars in foreign income from the IRS, money he made advising politicians in Ukraine. Ellis read the questions aloud to lawyers for both sides as well as Manafort before he called the jur... [Full Article...]

World leaders pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

World leaders pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vajpayee , 93, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here on Thursday evening after a prolonged illness. But in India he was hailed as a hero, and it helped him bolster his image as a leader who was serious about national security and not afraid of global pressure. [Full Article...]

Vajpayee's condition worsens, put on life-support system: AIIMS..

Vajpayee's condition worsens, put on life-support system: AIIMS.. Today, our two countries and our bilateral relationship continue to benefit from Prime Minister Vajpayee's vision, which helped promote expanded cooperation. "We will move forward in Jammu and Kashmir by embracing people and not by bullet and abuse (goli and gaali). Shri Vajpayee was much respected in the United Kingdom as a statesman par excellence", he said. [Full Article...]

Chief Of Raid That Killed Bin Laden Asks Trump Revoke Security Clearance

Chief Of Raid That Killed Bin Laden Asks Trump Revoke Security Clearance Brennan's loss of a security clearance was an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocal critic and politicizes the federal government's security clearance process. "I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham". "And these people led it!" Sanders, however, denied during the briefing that the revocation of Brennan's security clearance was tied to the former Obama administration official... [Full Article...]

Husband charged with murder of Colorado woman and their two kids

Husband charged with murder of Colorado woman and their two kids Wednesday night, Chris was arrested on suspicion of three counts of murder, and three counts of tampering with deceased bodies. Later that afternoon, around 12:15 p.m., Watts says that after receiving no response to repeated text messages and phone calls, Shanann's friend Nicole, who had also not been receiving responses from her, showed up at the Watts' home. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors, Defense To Offer Closing Arguments In Paul Manafort Fraud Trial

Prosecutors, Defense To Offer Closing Arguments In Paul Manafort Fraud Trial Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort declined to testify in his bank and tax fraud trial on Tuesday. USA prosecutors on Monday rested their case against Manafort after 10 days of testimony. FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018. Gates struck a plea deal with prosecutors and provided much... [Full Article...]

Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win

Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win Voters in Wisconsin determined Tuesday which candidates will be on the ballot to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan , as one of four states settled primary elections. Gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez of Texas, Kate Brown of OR and Jared Polis of Colorado, all Democrats, are out as LGBTQ. Christine Hallquist told CNN that the "historical significance" of her victory was starting to "si... [Full Article...]

14 dead in attempted Taliban city assault

14 dead in attempted Taliban city assault Mohammad Rahim Hasanyar, a senator from the province, said reinforcements from the capital, Kabul , had not moved past Rawza, a town located 2km north-east of Ghazni , the capital of the province of the same name. The attack was the latest attempt by the Taliban to seize an urban centre and comes as pressure mounts on the insurgents to enter peace talks with the government to end the almost 17-y... [Full Article...]

Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy

Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy Trump's determination to push ahead with sanctions on Tehran which also target European companies doing business with Iran has opened another battle front. Official IRNA news agency has quoted Zarif saying Aljazeera,"Iran will never change its policies in the region under U.S. sanctions and pressure". "We will respond with great force if war is waged against us but we will never start a war". [Full Article...]

Citing General Patton, Donald Trump Signs Massive Military Spending Bill

Citing General Patton, Donald Trump Signs Massive Military Spending Bill It allows Trump to waive sanctions against countries that bought Russian weapons and now want to buy USA military equipment. Some lawmakers wanted to reinstate sanctions on ZTE for illegally shipping products to Iran and North Korea. That measure was seen as targeting China. The policy, now signed into law, prohibits delivering the F-35s pending a Pentagon report on the relations between Ankar... [Full Article...]

Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'

Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal' The Turkish president called on Turks to exchange dollars, euros and gold for Turkish lira . Import taxes for aluminum will be 20 percent. Ivo Daalder, a former United States ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and now president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs think-tank, said Turkey could grind decision-making at Nato's headquarters in Brussels to a halt if the dispute ... [Full Article...]

Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing

Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing What will happen in the maiden session of Parliament today? "The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan , who is going to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan , has sent invitation to former cricketer and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to his swearing-in ceremony". [Full Article...]

Before White Supremacists’ Rally, Trump Does Not Condemn Them Specifically

Before White Supremacists’ Rally, Trump Does Not Condemn Them Specifically As the anniversary of last year's deadly Charlottesville riots approaches, states of emergency have been declared for the city of Charlottesville, parts of Northern Virginia and the state of Virginia. The " Unite the Right 2 " event was set to take place at 5:30 p.m. (10.30 p.m. BST) in Lafayette Square , across the street from the White House . [Full Article...]

Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November Gretchen Whitmer, a former leader in the MI state Senate, captured the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday night and will face off against the state's Republican attorney general, Bill Schuette, in a race that looms as a pivotal test of whether Democrats can reclaim power in a state President Donald Trump won two years ago. [Full Article...]


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