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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

Tensions between the USA and North Korea have shown no signs of abating, with Mr Trump condemning the country for frequently flexing its military muscles. Mystery still surrounds Warmbier's death, particularly how he ended up in a coma and what conditions he experienced while being held in North Korea. [Full Article...]

Health care protesters dragged out of US Capitol

Trump urged the House of Representatives to pass a similar Bill in May, only to criticise it in private as "mean" once it passed. They said GOP characterizations of the law as failing are wrong and said the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher out-of-pocket costs. [Full Article...]

New polling shows Trump's support slipping among Republicans

New polling shows Trump's support slipping among Republicans The right-leaning daily poll from Rasmussen Reports continued to skew overall poll figures Wednesday as it reported that 45 percent of "likely US voters" approved of the president's job performance. The poll was conducted via landlines and cell phones from June 15 to June 18, with a random sample of 1,117 adults from around the country. Most respondents (57 percent) also said they would rathe... [Full Article...]

Duke's Tatum goes No. 3 to Celtics

Although he said Thursday night that they had a handful of players at the top of their wish list, it certainly sounds like Tatum was Boston's man all along. "They canceled a workout on us when we flew out to Sacramento and they just made a decision to cancel it as we flew - it was Brad and I and Mike Zarren, it was cross-country". [Full Article...]

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians held rallies here on Friday to mark Al-Quds Day in solidarity with Palestinians. The message of the holy month of Ramadan is global uprising against tyranny and hegemony, and given the recent events in the region, it is imperative that all Muslims, once again, be sympathetic and united with each other for the primary issue of the Islamic world, the liberation ... [Full Article...]

Cricket Australia table revised pay offer

Cricket Australia table revised pay offer A week before the June 30 deadline for the impasse to be resolved, CA executive general manager Kevin Roberts sent a letter to the ACA with a new offer in a bid to end the stalemate. Cricket Australia has listened to feedback from players and has also invited the ACA to explore the flexibility that it is prepared to offer in order to conclude a new Memorandum of Understanding (a five-year collec... [Full Article...]

Cruz floats amendment to Senate healthcare bill

Cruz floats amendment to Senate healthcare bill House GOP bill: Loosens the age restriction so insurers can charge older adults up to 5 times more . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the plan, which he calls a discussion draft, will stabilize insurance markets and cut costs to consumers. [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo again skips questions after Portugal win

With the win, Portugal are now topping Group A with four points from two games while Russian Federation are in second place with three points from two games. ― Reuters picSOCHI, June 22 ― Mexico's coach Juan Carlos Osorio has apologised for losing his temper during a bust-up with the New Zealand bench during his team's 2-1 Confederations Cup win yesterday. [Full Article...]

Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast

Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast As tropical storm Cindy is heading toward the Gulf Coast states, millions of people are bracing for heavy rain and potential flash flooding. Cindy is forecast to drop between 3-6 inches (7.5-15 centimeters) of rain, "with isolated maximum amounts up to 12 inches (30 centimeters)" over parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas through Friday . [Full Article...]

Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon

Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon Republican ads in Georgia called out minority leader Nancy Pelosi as a rich San Francisco liberal, out of touch with the needs of middle America. In a post on Twitter , President Donald Trump - who is unpopular outside of his base and a featured villain in Democratic campaign commercials - said, "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out". [Full Article...]

Army firing in Gorkhaland protest kills 3

The GJM supporters took out the rally to protest against the police raid at Bimal Gurung's residence and arrest of the GJM MLA Amar Rai's sone Vikram Rai, who is also Morcha's media manager. "We said (at that time) kindly examine the merits of the case individually". Singh also spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday and discussed with her the situation prevailing the... [Full Article...]

Barack Obama attacks the 'fundamental meanness' of Republican healthcare plan

Barack Obama attacks the 'fundamental meanness' of Republican healthcare plan Scott Applewhite). "We urge you to seriously consider the impact on states, especially related to the Medicaid program", House Appropriations Chairman Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, said in a three-page letter to U.S. [Full Article...]

Disability advocates arrested during health care protest at McConnell's office

Disability advocates arrested during health care protest at McConnell's office As NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben reports , the BCRA is similar in many ways to the House's health care alternative, the American Health Care Act, that passed last month. Policy experts said that would keep more young, healthy people out of the market and likely create a sicker patient pool. "Let's be very clear". The tax, which affects high-income Americans and was imposed to help pay for Obamacare, ... [Full Article...]

Man charged with murder over London mosque attack

Man charged with murder over London mosque attack Mr Ali, a father-of-six and grandfather-of-two, came to the United Kingdom from Bangladesh when he was 10 years old and was said to be a well-known face around Finsbury Park through his regular attendance at worship. Police said the rented van involved had been driven from Cardiff to London on Sunday and officers appealed for anyone who saw it to come forward. [Full Article...]

NDA Presidential candidate Kovind meets Vajpayee

With the selection of Kovind as India's top constitutional head, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have played a political masterstroke on opposition parties in more than just ensuring entry into Raisina Hills. Maintaining that Meira Kumar had been made a "scapegoat" by the Congress, the BJP questioned why the party did not nominate her when it was in a position to g... [Full Article...]

'Making A Murderer' Subject Closer To Release After Appeals Court Win

The three-judge panel from the court of appeals ruled on Thursday that the lower court's decision was correct, almost a year after the original decision. Magistrate Judge William Duffin said in the ruling that investigators made false promises to Dassey by assuring him "he had nothing to worry about". [Full Article...]

FBI Investigating Flint Airport Attack As Terrorism

Police in Montreal went to an apartment building in the city's Saint Michel area on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing , according to Radio-Canada, the French-language arm of Canada's public broadcaster. Earlier, Michigan State Police had said on Twitter that the officer had been in critical condition. He wanted to identify an worldwide airport, but, Gelios said, authorities "have ab... [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower blaze started in fridge freezer

The concerns come as safety tests showed 11 high-rise tower blocks in eight local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding . In a statement WCHG said: "Following the tragic events from the Grenfell Fire, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, working with the Greater Manchester Fire service, has conducted a comprehensive review of all ten tower blocks within Wythenshawe... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn polls better than Theresa May on Prime Minister suitability

Jeremy Corbyn polls better than Theresa May on Prime Minister suitability At the same time , a group of some 30 Conservative MPs are lobbying Theresa May to rule out walking away from Brexit without a deal with the European Union , as she goes into Wednesday's Queen's speech as the first prime minister in decades to announce a legislative programme without a House of Commons majority. [Full Article...]

Portugal: Pedrogao wildfire tamed

Portugal: Pedrogao wildfire tamed Meanwhile, a separate fire, in the village of Gois further north, was very worrying, Victor Vaz Pinto, commander of the civil protection agency, said. On Sunday afternoon, almost 900 firefighters and 300 vehicles were still battling the blaze as scenes of devastation could be seen around the town. [Full Article...]


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