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China kindergarten blast suspected crime; 8 dead

China kindergarten blast suspected crime; 8 dead Pictures of the scene showed more than a dozen people outside a building, many lying on the concrete and some appearing to be unconscious, including a small child. The video also shows one woman in tears with her child in her arms as ambulances arrived on the scene and paramedics wheeled people into an emergency room. [Full Article...]

Record 65.6 Million People Displaced Worldwide, Says UN

Record 65.6 Million People Displaced Worldwide, Says UN For the third year in a row, Turkey bore the burden of hosting the most number of refugees , with 2.9 million. The ranking does not include the 5.3 million registered Palestinian refugees . Slightly fewer than 190,000 refugees were accepted for resettlement in 37 countries. She said decades of fighting in Myanmar's border areas have resulted in one of the longest-running refugee an... [Full Article...]

United States accuses Syria of planning 'major chemical attack'

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the USA had seen "activity" at Shayrat airfield that "indicated active preparations for chemical weapons use". U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley wrote on Twitter that any further attacks against Syrian civilians "will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russian Federation and Iran who support him killing his own people". [Full Article...]

An honor, says Donald Trump welcoming 'great PM' Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump discussed in depth several regional issues, including Afghanistan during their meeting. Since 2008, India has signed more than $15 billion in US defense contracts. "That enormous drive for renewable energy in India - there are enormous opportunities for the US private sector to engage in that", said Paula Caballero, global director... [Full Article...]

Trump's daughter Ivanka thanks PM Modi for Global Entrepreneurship Summit invitation

Trump repeatedly thanked Modi for visiting the USA and the White House, saying he enjoyed their "very productive conversation". During their meeting, the two leaders also "committed to strengthen cooperation against terrorist threats from groups including al-Qaeda, ISIS, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT), D-Company (led by underworld don and terror mastermind Dawood Ibrahim), and th... [Full Article...]

India, US committed to achieving full potential of nuclear cooperation: White House

As the U.S. continues to recognise India as a major defense and energy partner, the two countries will work together to leverage new opportunities for collaboration in these sectors, Patel added. Describing both countries as "global engines of growth", the prime minister said trade, commerce and investment are key areas of mutual cooperation. "It is important that barriers be removed to the expo... [Full Article...]

Here's Why Donald Trump Ended the Eid Dinner Tradition

Here's Why Donald Trump Ended the Eid Dinner Tradition Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day's fast during Ramzan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month, at the State Department. The president did issue an empty statement as a hollow gesture to celebrate the end of Ramadan. The almost 20-year-old tradition was practiced in the White House since... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP Health Proposal Would Leave 22 Million Uninsured

Senate GOP Health Proposal Would Leave 22 Million Uninsured It's barely an improvement upon the health care bill that passed the House - which would have resulted in 23 million more uninsured. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) assessed the Republican-proposed healthcare bill facing the US Senate will cost 22 million people insurance by 2026, even as the GOP amended the bill to prevent people from gaming the system by letting coverage lapse. [Full Article...]

Boy (5) confirmed as latest victim of Grenfell Tower fire

The Communities department said last week that councils should "immediately" take action if they had flammable cladding that did not pass tests. At her weekly cabinet meeting, "the prime minister said there would need to be a major national investigation into what had gone wrong, when cladding which is failing the tests had been fitted on buildings across the country over a number of decades", h... [Full Article...]

Two teens rescued after spending three days lost in Paris catacombs

Two teens rescued after spending three days lost in Paris catacombs The ambient temperature in the dank narrow passageways is about 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). If you've never been, Paris' catacombs *are* fascinating; the centuries-old human remains were transferred there in the 1780s as a means of dealing with the city's overflowing cemeteries. [Full Article...]

Germany praises nuclear deal with Iran

Germany praises nuclear deal with Iran Gabriel said a 2015 agreement in which major powers lifted global sanctions against Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme had helped avert military conflict. Saudi Arabia , Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups leading them to cut diplomatic relations with the Gulf state at the beginning of June and suspend air transport links. [Full Article...]

Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands

Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands Reports suggest that Russia's biggest oil company, Ukraine's worldwide airport as well as global shipping firm AP Moller-Maersk have been impacted by the attack. "We confirm our company's computer network was compromised today as part of global hack", Merck said in a statement on Tuesday. "To protect our data we have isolated our systems", Saint-Gobain told AFP . [Full Article...]

'Bachelor in Paradise's' DeMario Jackson claims Olympios was the 'aggressor'

'Bachelor in Paradise's' DeMario Jackson claims Olympios was the 'aggressor' But as Olympios picks up the pieces from a night she can barely remember, and Jackson tearfully describes what it's like to watch his mother cry every day, it's hard to understand how anyone can watch this season of Bachelor in Paradise in good conscience-even if the show is doing what it can to try to move beyond that fateful night. [Full Article...]

Washington Mulling Travel Ban on All Americans To North Korea

Washington Mulling Travel Ban on All Americans To North Korea Doctors treating Otto Warmbier , the comatose USA student released from North Korean detention this week, have said the 22-year-old had suffered extensive brain damage , the cause of which remains unknown. The college student was sentenced that March to 15 years of hard labor for theft and spent most of his imprisonment in a coma , according to his family. [Full Article...]

PM defends £1bn DUP deal amid Labour claims it will 'increase division'

The decision to call the election was a disastrous miscalculation by Mrs May and has left her waiting for the day when her enemies in the party will put her out of her misery. "We are determined to utilise this position to help deliver stable government in the United Kingdom and address long-standing issues which affect everyone in Northern Ireland". [Full Article...]

CNN staffers resign over retracted Russian Federation story

Populist website Breitbart reported that the "very fake news scandal" was consuming the network, while Fox News host Sean Hannity taunted the president of "very FAKE NEWS" CNN Jeff Zucker on Twitter. Mr Haris, in a statement to CNN's Reliable Sources , noted that he had been with CNN since 2001, "and am sure about one thing: This is a news organisation that prizes accuracy and fairness above ... [Full Article...]

Trump says US-India ties "never been stronger"

The president on Monday did not specifically mention the drones or the cargo planes, but in a delegation meeting in the White House Cabinet Room Trump expressed appreciation for India ordering American defense equipment, the report said. [Full Article...]

Feds looking into Bernie Sanders, wife over real estate deal

Feds looking into Bernie Sanders, wife over real estate deal Prosecutors are also speculating whether Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., used his political position to urge the People's United Bank to approve the loan . Brady Toensing wrapped these figures and facts into the January 2016 letter to the USA attorney and the FDIC, requesting an investigation into what he termed "apparent federal bank fraud". [Full Article...]

Japanese stocks edge towards two-year high, dollar firms before Yellen

Japanese stocks edge towards two-year high, dollar firms before Yellen The euro was steady at $1.1189 having fallen back from an 11-day high of $1.1220 overnight after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi defended the central bank's easy monetary policy. There is little likelihood of inflation support from crude markets, even with prices rising for a fourth consecutive session in overnight trading, given that consistent US supply increases have offset OPEC's ... [Full Article...]

Top US Navy commander in Japan over destroyer crash

Top US Navy commander in Japan over destroyer crash Navy and Japanese coast guard reported . The USS Fitzgerald came close to sinking after colliding with the ACX Crystal , a Philippine-flagged tanker that weighed three times more than the USA guided missile destroyer, on Saturday. "Because it was in an emergency, the crew members may not have been able to place a call", she said. No charges have been made in connection with the accident... [Full Article...]


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