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Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20 At least 25 people were killed and 100 others injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a densely populated area of Parachinar in the Kurram tribal region in Pakistan's restive northwest. Investigators said the attack targeted police. A soldier covers a body after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan June 23, 2017. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressed grief with families... [Full Article...]

Powerful car blast in Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

Powerful car blast in Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20 At least 30 people were killed and over 100 injured, with fears of casualties rising, after two subsequent explosions hit a densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city Friday evening. The blast spread panic in the city as its sound was heard miles away from the site. He said that the explosion has damaged two vehicle and nearby buildings while security has also been beefed up acros... [Full Article...]

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes Patty Ritchie supports the Senate bill. Medicaid is a major insurance provider in our state. About 725,000 healthcare jobs could be lost by 2026 as a result of the pending House GOP healthcare bill, according to analysts. The Senate bill would reduce the number of individuals eligible for federal insurance subsidies to purchase private health insurance plans, and prohibit federal reimburseme... [Full Article...]

Indian Presidential Election: Former Speaker Meira Kumar Is UPA's Candidate

The CPI also urged Kumar as well as BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik to re-consider their decision to support Kovind. The meeting of the opposition, chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi , was held on Thursday at the Parliament Library. [Full Article...]

After second thoughts, Shiv Sena decides to support Ram Nath Kovind

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today flew to Patna to consult Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the JD-U, which reportedly is said to be not averse to backing Kovind. Meanwhile, Kovind has resigned from the gubernatorial post following his nomination as the ruling NDA's presidential candidate. The Shiv Sena president revealed that Amit Shah had sought the party's support for their ca... [Full Article...]

Afghan bombing kills dozens of workers lined up for pay

Afghan bombing kills dozens of workers lined up for pay On Thursday, a suicide auto bomb targeted Afghan soldiers, government employees, and other civilians waiting to collect their monthly salaries at the New Kabul Bank in the capital of the restive Helmand province. "We are taking children to the hospital", said Esmatullah, who like many Afghans uses only one name. President Ashraf Ghani assailed the attackers as "enemies of humanity". [Full Article...]

Iran launches missiles into Syria, complicates high tension in the Middle East

Iran has long accused the United States , Israel and Saudi Arabia of backing "terrorists" - a catch-all phrase for rebels and jihadist groups fighting the Assad regime. But he warned that Iraq "should not trust" the United States , which is leading a coalition fighting IS in Iraq and neighbouring Syria . However, it stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack, though m... [Full Article...]

Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

The plan will eliminate the individual mandate which forces people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. It drew strong reaction from Vermont's congressional delegation and Republican Gov. While Republicans control both chambers of Congress and the White House, the party's efforts to unwind Obamacare has been dogged by internal conflicts between moderate and hard-line members of the pa... [Full Article...]

Discontent Among Democrats Over Pelosi Leadership

Discontent Among Democrats Over Pelosi Leadership Thus, it became the poster child for the Democrats to prove that a Republican District was vulnerable because (a) Democrats would put down their banners and signs long enough to go vote and (b) Republicans, embarrassed by Trump, would hide in their basements until it was all over. [Full Article...]

North Korea claims American college student released from detainment for "humanitarian reasons"

Otto Warmbier , from OH, has been in a coma since March 2016, shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in North Korea . Mr. Warmbier said he gave "a good performance" and that they were proud of the way their son handled the situation. [Full Article...]

Yellowstone grizzlies now off endangered species list

Yellowstone grizzlies now off endangered species list They said the growth in the bear population was a danger to humans, cattle and other wild animals prized by hunters, such as the elk. Though some in the environmental community have been split over whether the timing is right for delisting, scores of tribal nations and the majority of conservation organizations have come out strongly against the hunting of grizzlies under state management. [Full Article...]

Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland

While the storm update was primarily upbeat, Edwards said Louisiana residents should be mindful of its continued path through the state. A 10-year-old boy from Missouri died Wednesday after he was struck by a log outside a beachfront condo in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said. [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side Right now, there's a growing chorus of Democrats pointing the finger at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). They argue that Democratic candidates will have a better shot on Election Day if they're not tied to Pelosi. "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Vela said. Pelosi has led the Democratic Party since 2003, and replacing her... [Full Article...]

Trump Finally Clarifies on Tapes of Comey Talks

According to that report, a day after Comey's discussion with Trump about Flynn, Comey asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to leave him alone with Trump in the future. Mr Trump showed concern about that situation as well, telling Fox that Mr Mueller is "very, very good friends with Comey which is bothersome". At an off-camera briefing for White House reporters, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sa... [Full Article...]

Congressman Tim Ryan questions Democrat leadership

Congressman Tim Ryan questions Democrat leadership But her time has come and gone", Kathleen Rice , a Democratic congressman from NY, said on MSNBC yesterday morning. Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise Upgraded to Fair Condition

Rep. Steve Scalise Upgraded to Fair Condition Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said last week that Scalise had "sustained a single rifle wound that entered in the area of the left hip". She was hospitalized at the time in good condition. Matt Mika, another Alexandria shooting victim who suffered severe injuries, is now in good condition, according to George Washington University Hospit... [Full Article...]

Democratic lawmaker: Pelosi is worse than Trump in some areas of

Democratic lawmaker: Pelosi is worse than Trump in some areas of Rice said she has significant respect for the long-serving California lawmaker, but not as the ongoing leader of the Democratic Party . "The House remains in play now". The House Democratic leader is seeking to reassure Democrats dejected after a loss in a Georgia special election where the party invested millions of dollars. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing United States student Warmbier

However, on 13 June, after spending about 17 months in captivity, Warmbier was sent back to his country in a state of coma on "humanitarian grounds". Warmbier was arrested in January last year and sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a staff-only area of his hotel in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Respect Meira Kumar, but she will lose presidential elections, says Nitish Kumar

Nitish and the BJP that he had suddenly made a decision to support the latter's Presidential nominee. "This is not a political issue, and it should not be made a subject of political confrontation". "Above all, both BJD and JD (U) are not part of the BJP-led NDA", CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy told reporters in Bhubaneswar. Reddy, however, hastened to add that the Congress is not oppose... [Full Article...]

42 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities

42 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attacks, saying that terrorists involved in the attacks will be taken to task and all out efforts will be taken to eliminate terrorism. Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group abducted and killed two Chinese nationals in Quetta last month. "I was sitting on a chair". [Full Article...]


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