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Philippine army suspends offensive in war-torn city for end of Ramadan

Philippine army suspends offensive in war-torn city for end of Ramadan In the first decade of the 2000s, Australia provided river boats to the Philippines to aid in the fight against an insurgency in the south. A Philippines police officer performs Eid al-Fitr prayers in a mosque inside city hall compound in as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group , who have taken over large parts of Marawi City , Philippines June 25, 2... [Full Article...]

Kovind files nomination for Presidential election in Modi's presence

Kovind files nomination for Presidential election in Modi's presence Kovind will be accompanied by Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu and the party's general secretary, Ram Madhav . " Kovind is a good candidate". We signed as proposers on the nomination form (of Kovind ) and returned to Mumbai only yesterday. [Full Article...]

Indrani Mukerjea among 200 booked for rioting in jail post convict's death

Indrani Mukerjea among 200 booked for rioting in jail post convict's death Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, jailed on charges of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora , is among 200 women accused by jail officials of instigating a riot after a woman prisoner died on Friday. Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and ex-driver Shyamvar Rai are accused of strangling 24-year-old Sheena - Indrani's daughter from a previous relationship - on April 24, 2012. [Full Article...]

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition Brucaj highlighted that Eid al-Fitr is the day to respect the elderly with gratitude and love, to stand by the people in need of attention, while he wished all believers for such an important day. The Filipino Muslims ended Sunday their month-long fasting by celebrating Eid'l Fitr. Instead he posted a statement at the start of Ramadan saying: "Ramadan is a month of reverence, generosity, and sel... [Full Article...]

Muslim scholars condemn London terror attack

Muslim scholars condemn London terror attack Counter-terrorism police are investigating this incident. At least one person was killed and 10 others were injured when the lone assailant drove a van into a crowd of Muslims gathered outside the Muslim Welfare House, near the Finsbury Park Mosque, where they had been attending Ramadan prayers. [Full Article...]

Ram Nath Kovind to meet MPs, MLAs in Kashmir on Wednesday

Ram Nath Kovind to meet MPs, MLAs in Kashmir on Wednesday During the meeting, along with Mr. Gadkari, Mr. Yadav and Mr. Adityanath, Union Minister Uma Bharti , UP Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, and BJP organising secretary for U.P. Ram Nath Kovind is heading for an impressive win in the elections to the next President of India. The electoral college includes elected members of the Lok Sabha , the Rajya Sabha, states,... [Full Article...]

N.Korea conducts rocket engine test

N.Korea conducts rocket engine test That money also helps pay for the country's nuclear and missile programmes, both of which Pyongyang believes it needs to deter any US-led attempt at regime change, experts say. North Korea's continued missile tests has continued to ruffle the feathers of its neighbours and ‎the worldwide community at large, especially America which has constantly lashed Pyongyang for daring to put world peace... [Full Article...]

Two Democratic AGs to sue Trump for foreign payments to his businesses

Two Democratic AGs to sue Trump for foreign payments to his businesses This lawsuit , which was submitted by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine , D, and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh , D, was the first to centralize the fact that Trump still owns his private business. It's the first lawsuit of its kind against a president which involves the Constitution's Emoluments Clause . Once the federal judge permits the case to progress, the first step will... [Full Article...]

Turkey Will No Longer Teach Evolution in High School Classrooms

Turkey Will No Longer Teach Evolution in High School Classrooms Durmus explained, "We have excluded controversial subjects for students at an age unable yet to understand the issues" scientific background. The theory of evolution, first revealed in the 1859 book ‘On the Origin of Species, argues that life evolved through a natural selection, a process where organisms change over time because of heritable physical or behavioral traits. [Full Article...]

BJP lacks vision and agenda for development of state: Akhilesh

Since taking office on March 19, the Uttar Pradesh government has recommended CBI probes into several projects of the previous government. Counting the government's achievements, principal secretary (information) Avaneesh Awasthi said it has half a dozen significant measures, starting with the Rs36,500 crore loan waiver and the power-for-all agreement. [Full Article...]

Panels on 60 UK buildings fail fire safety tests

The estimated bill for the United Kingdom government to replace flammable cladding on housing blocks could top £600m and possibly go even higher if residents have to be evacuated during building work. "This morning council staff will conduct further door knocking to ask those who remain to leave, and issue another letter reiterating to residents who are still remaining in the Taplow, Bray, Dorney ... [Full Article...]

Mahmud Ahmad believed to have fled Marawi

Mahmud Ahmad believed to have fled Marawi Mahmud bin Ahmad was killed on 7 June in the clash between Filipino troops and local jihadis aligned with the Islamic State (Isis) group in the besieged city, the country's military chief said on Friday (23 June). "They're pinned down", Ano said. He also said three boatloads of gunmen, who tried to join the militants, were blasted by navy gunboats three days ago in Lanao Lake, which borders Mara... [Full Article...]

Saudi King Shuffles Succession, Hawkish DM Is Now Crown Prince

Saudi King Shuffles Succession, Hawkish DM Is Now Crown Prince That visit to Washington helped lay the foundation for Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia in May, which marked the president's first overseas visit and which was promoted heavily by the kingdom as proof of its weight in the region and wider Muslim world. [Full Article...]

Two children, one adult die when vehicle swerves into oncoming traffic

Two children, one adult die when vehicle swerves into oncoming traffic The driver in the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other people are in hospital. A 40-year-old man who was driving a Mazda 6 at the time was also killed in the crash. Winston Churchill Blvd. was closed for a few hours as police investigated the cause of the crash. Wright said the vehicles were heading in opposite directions. [Full Article...]

Jordan Thompson celebrates 'definitely the biggest win of my career'

Jordan Thompson celebrates 'definitely the biggest win of my career' Showing no signs of being intimidated by Raonic's power game, Kokkinakis matched him blow for blow in the first set and held his nerve to win the tie-break. Kokkinakis played only one match in 2016 because of a shoulder problem, and missed most of this year because of an abdominal injury. First it was the third seed, the giant Canadian, Milos Raonic , who was axed down by Australian wild card ... [Full Article...]

Hyderabad hotel denies Singapore woman accommodation after realising she is single

Hyderabad hotel denies Singapore woman accommodation after realising she is single Spoken-word artist Nupur Saraswat found herself in a unusual situation when a hotel in Hyderabad told her told that single women travellers are not allowed to stay their. Ms. Saraswat arrived at the hotel on Saturday but was denied a room by the hotel. The manager of the hotel had also said that the local police authorities grow suspicious of single women in hotels, suspecting sexual trafficking... [Full Article...]

Colombian tourist boat sinks, killed nine others missing

Witness Juan Quiroz told the BBC the boat sank in less than five minutes. A large group of people can be seen on a roof deck as smaller vessels and jet skis race toward them, apparently to help rescue passengers. "At the moment we officially have nine people who have been found dead" and "approximately 28 people reported missing" from the boat that sank in the northwestern town of Guatape, said ... [Full Article...]

Kovind to meet MPs, MLAs in Kashmir on Wednesday

Kovind to meet MPs, MLAs in Kashmir on Wednesday While Sena claimed it was not invited, BJP leaders blamed it on a “miscommunication”. Sena leaders are among the proposers of Kovind's nomination. BJP MLA Jagan Prasad said in a statement that none from the opposition parties were present in the meeting at the chief minister's residence. [Full Article...]

Stopping Kim Jong Un

Stopping Kim Jong Un North Korea has a history of mistreatment of its own people but especially American tourists, whether through torture or forced hard labor. Millions of Americans have something in common with Kim Jong Un: He, too, appears to be self-conscious about his body-specifically, his ears. [Full Article...]

Ohio gas prices rise but stay lower than national average

Ohio gas prices rise but stay lower than national average Florida ranks 22nd among states with the lowest daily average price for gasoline. Since June 1, US gas prices averaged $2.33, the average is the lowest since 2005 when it was $2.13. That's down 1 cent from the same time a year ago. "Lower gas prices will make it more enticing for Americans to take extended, or more frequent road trips this summer", said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokeman. [Full Article...]


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