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Charities Cancel Mar-a-Lago Events Amid Trump Backlash

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The Cleveland Clinic, a leading hospital, has held its annual fund-raiser at Trump's Florida resort for the past eight years, but has recently come under criticism for supporting his business because of the President's health care policy. Read More »

Last rites of Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Ruth Pfau performed with state honour

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Sindh Chief Minister Shah later announced that the state owned and run Civil Hospital in Karachi will be renamed the Dr Ruth Pfau hospital in honour of the late German national who was given Pakistani citizenship in 1988. "May she rest in eternal peace", the statement said. Dr Ruth visited Pakistan in the 1960s and ended up staying, adopting Pakistan as her new home as she dedicated her life to taking care of leprosy patients. Read More »

Trump thanks Bannon day after White House departure

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He said was planning to expand the "machine" he had built at Breitbart in order to crush the opposition. Mr. Bannon returned Friday to Breitbart News, the conservative news organization that he led prior to joining the Trump campaign previous year. Read More »

Trump Thanks Steve Bannon, Cheers On His Return To Breitbart News

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Bossie, who gave his interview before the news broke about Bannon's return to his former job, said he does believe that as chief strategist at the White House , Bannon was getting a "bad rap". Kelly's frustration was on clear display this past week, when he was shown grimacing during Trump's press conference on Tuesday while the president spoke of violence on "both sides" of the Charlottesville protests. Read More »

23 killed as Utkal Express derails in Uttar Pradesh, rescue ops completed

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Yogi has directed two of his Ministers to reach the site to expedite rescue and relief operations. Other helplines are: Muzaffarnagar: 0131-2645238, Cuttack: 0671-2200568, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road: 06726-220599. From January-June this year, total 29 serious train accidents took place out of which 20 accidents happened due to train derailment that killed at least 39 people and injured 54. Read More »

SC orders Karti to appear before CBI on August 23

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It, however, directed that the accompanying lawyer would be sitting in an adjoining room to the place where Karti would be quizzed by CBI investigators. The apex court brushed aside Karti's allegation that he was being harassed in the name of FIPB approval and that the real target was his father, Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram . Read More »

Tens of thousands march against hate speech in Boston

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Boston Police said the "free speech" rally officially concluded at 1:30 p.m. "It's joyful", described one MSNBC reporter about early, occasionally dancing counter-protesting crowds this morning. Organizers said on Facebook they are not affiliated with the Charlottesville rally organizers. In Portland, Oregon, hundreds took to the streets Friday night for an "Eclipse Hate" demonstration, which organizers said was meant to show solidarity with the people of Charlottesville, CNN ... Read More »

Charlottesville and the Confederate Purge

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Texans visiting national monuments in Washington, D.C. dismissed President Donald Trump's comments that monuments to the Founding Fathers could be in jeopardy after the removal of statues of Confederate generals. In all, the 11 former Confederate States that fought in the Civil War for secession from the union and for the preservation of slavery, monuments to historical figures, seen by many as ruthless oppressors and by some as heroes, have aggravated the divisions in society. Read More »

Train derailment in India kills more than 20

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The train had been travelling to the Hindu holy city of Haridwar, in the foothills of the Himalayas, from Puri, in eastern Odisha state. "Rescue operations are continuing", said G S Priyadarshi, a senior administrative officer, to the AFP. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a message on Twitter offering condolences to the families of those killed. More than 2,000 passengers were on the train when it flipped off the rails that left over 150 injured. Read More »

Decoding Prime Minister's Independence Day speech

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Gandhi added that Modi had failed to create 20 million jobs per year as promised and had instead succeeded in creating only around 100,000 jobs. "We need to create an atmosphere where our youngsters want to be teachers and educate others". Read More »

Second police officer dies after Florida shooting

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Sources say troopers were serving a warrant when the shooting broke out. "This is a tough time for each one of us", the chief told reporters. One officer was shot in both hands, while the other was shot in the stomach. One remains in critical condition and the other is in stable condition, the sheriff's office said. Two sheriffs deputies were shot and wounded in Jacksonville, Fla., as they responded to a report of an attempted suicide, and two state troopers in southwestern ... Read More »

China did not disclose promised hydrological data, claims MEA

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The other country India has this arrangement with is Japan, said on Thursday that it supports India's position that "all parties involved do not resort to unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force". Incursions and scuffles between the two countries have long occurred along India and China's 2,220-mile border - much of which remains in dispute - although the respective militaries have not fired shots at each other in a half-century. Read More »

Phoenix mayor pans Trump plan to hold campaign rally there

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Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. Stanton said he was "disappointed" with Trump's decision to hold the rally and said he hopes "sound judgement prevails and that he delays his visit". Arpaio is facing a potential six-month prison term; he's not scheduled to be sentenced until October 5. The only thing Trump can do by pardoning him is legitimizing racists, neo-Nazis and any alt-right members who want to ruin our country. Read More »

Avoiding border posts is 'essential' for Ireland's economy

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This allows British, Irish and European Union citizens to move freely across the border. "We will absolutely work for all sides in Northern Ireland , we're absolutely committed to the Belfast agreement and ensuring the decisions we take are decision for every community in Northern Ireland", said Mrs May. Read More »

McGovern joins Congressional effort to censure Trump

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Late Friday morning, the New York Times was reporting that Trump had told aides he will push Bannon out of the White House. Heather Heyer was struck and killed while 19 others were injured. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats "will use every avenue to challenge the repulsiveness of President Trump's words and actions" following violence last weekend in Virginia. Read More »

Man shot and arrested after Finland stabbing frenzy

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Police are now searching for additional suspects, as well as telling civilians to avoid the Turku city center. Police shot and arrested a man after the attack, and said they were hunting other possible attackers. Interior Minister Paula Risikko she did not yet know whether the attack was related to terrorism. "The act is utterly deplorable and an exceptionally serious violent offense in the Finnish context - it is deeply shocking for us all", Prime Minister Juha Sipilä said on the ... Read More »

India's Modi Addresses the Nation on Its Independence Day

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Together we can bring a positive change in the nation. "As we did not want to miss the Prime Minister's speech, we reached here at 6 a.m.", said Parvathy Sinha, a resident of Ghaziabad. People are amazed at how India could implement GST across the nation so successfully and across sectors. Referring to recent incidents of "natural calamities" in various parts of the country , including the death of children at a state-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh, he said sympathies of the entire ... Read More »

United Nations humanitarian agency: Sierra Leone death toll at over 400

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As many as 450 bodies have been recovered in and around the capital, Freetown, after Monday's mudslides and flooding and some 600 people are missing and feared dead. The incident happened when a hillside in the Regent collapsed on Monday morning, following a night of heavy rain, sending mud sliding down and covering houses where people were sleeping. Read More »

Corker hopes Trump criticism will influence him to unite nation

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Bob Corker , an influential Tennessee Republican , said Thursday, warning that without "radical changes" in the White House, the nation could end up in "great peril". The reluctance of GOP leaders to confront Trump directly is the latest sign they remain unwilling to challenge even the president's most controversial remarks and comes despite growing concern among Republicans that their party's brand could suffer permanent damage from the backlash. Read More »

Oil, Gas Industry Cheers Trump's Infrastructure Order

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The panel would identify impediments in environmental-permitting policies and regulations. But he may well become known as the president who got a few things built, and then quickly washed away, thanks to his head-in-the-sand approach to climate change . Read More »

Cancel Military Drills With South Korea

Earlier in the day, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that upcoming Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise will be played out on a similar scale to that of past year, where 50,000 South Korean and 25,000 USA troops participated. According to USA military officials, North Korea will cross a red line if it launches another ICBM with the ability to attach a small nuclear warhead inside the missile. Read More »

Manchester bombing 'hero' charged with stealing credit card

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Parker had been in the foyer of the arena, where he was said to regularly go to beg after concerts, when Salman Abedi blew himself up, killing 22 people. The money was donated by the public. "We have therefore given a around third of the total to the bereaved families and £3.5m to those who were hospitalised after the attack". Read More »

Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief

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North Korea says it was compelled to put the Guam plan together because it feels threatened by a squadron of B-1B bombers on the island that the U.S. 'It doesn't surprise me that those who came before us were surprised; they did nothing, ' he said. " It's that straightforward ", Pompeo said. So I'm extremely concerned. Read More »

Maryland officials remove statue of Dred Scott justice overnight

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The decision has led Taney to be linked to leaders of the Confederacy. In Lexington, Kentucky, government leaders voted on Thursday in favor of moving two Confederate statues from their plinths outside a former courthouse that is being turned into a visitor center, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said . Read More »