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Afghan police killed in United States strike

Afghan police killed in United States strike At least 16 Afghan policemen were mistakenly killed and two others injured in USA airstrikes in southern Helmand province's Gereshk district. A statement from the United States military confirmed the killings, saying, "aerial fires resulted in the deaths of the friendly Afghan forces who were gathered in a compound". [Full Article...]

Nifty Near All-Time High; Reliance Industries Surges 4%

Nifty Near All-Time High; Reliance Industries Surges 4% The gauge had lost 50.95 points yesterday. The recovery was driven by Reliance Industries, technology and select banks stocks while telecom, infra and healthcare stocks capped the upside. Other gainers included Coal India , Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys up between 1 percent to 2.5 percent. The midcap index slipped 0.16 per cent, while smallcap gained 0.54 per cent. [Full Article...]

Thousands of Palestinians are resisting Israel by praying near Al-Aqsa

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cut off all official contacts with Israel over the detectors, and the measures have been condemned by majority-Muslim countries. Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem have called for a " day of rage " this morning as peace talks have broken down, with Israeli forces refusing to remove security from an historic mosque that was closed after gun violence. [Full Article...]

Soldier killed in ceasefire violation in Rajouri

Soldier killed in ceasefire violation in Rajouri This is the third ceasefire violation in Naugam sector within 24 hours. India on Thursday accused Pakistan of "deliberately targeting" villages and school children in ceasefire violations across the Line of Control, which remains volatile with the two armies exchanging heavy fire on a daily basis in Jammu & Kashmir. [Full Article...]

Gulf crisis: Qatar's Emir open to dialogue but 'sovereignty must be respected'

Gulf crisis: Qatar's Emir open to dialogue but 'sovereignty must be respected' This is the same reason why in 2013 and 2014 the [Riyadh] agreements we signed with Qatar were also kept confidential and secret on the request of the Qataris government. The order follows an agreement between Qatar and the United States that seeks to curb "terrorism financing", and which was signed during a visit to Doha by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . [Full Article...]

Did Abe's wife snub Trump at G-20 dinner?

Did Abe's wife snub Trump at G-20 dinner? In a New York Times interview this week, the president noted that he was seated next to the Argentine and Japanese first ladies at the Group of 20 summit dinner in Hamburg , Germany. Mrs Abe , we salute you. Everyone has been in a huff about Donald Trump talking to Vladimir Putin at dinner during the G20 summit earlier this month. [Full Article...]

Senators Durbin, Graham Try to Jump-start Dream Act

Senators Durbin, Graham Try to Jump-start Dream Act Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), both of whom worked with Durbin and Graham on the 2013 reform effort. That puts so-called Dreamers ― young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children ― in an even more tenuous position than they were in already under a president who has promised to ramp up deportations. [Full Article...]

Palestinians Defy Restrictions at Al Aqsa After Day of Rage

Al Jazeera quoted local media as saying that the man, thought to be aged 17, was killed by an Israeli settler in the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood. No injury toll was given for the West Bank. Friday prayers are frequently a flashpoint for protests and unrest in Jerusalem and the West Bank, with police severely restricting Muslim access to the area surrounding the al-Aqsa mosque and setting up c... [Full Article...]

Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary

Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary Scaramucci was originally considered for a White House post, but his potential business conflicts held him back. This news was announced by Anthony Scaramucci at the White House press briefing on Friday, July 21 . White House press secretary Sean Spicer handed in his resignation - effective in August - after Scaramucci was appointed. White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned ... [Full Article...]

Ryan says top United States officials nearing consensus on tax reform

Ryan says top United States officials nearing consensus on tax reform Ryan has been pushing a tax overhaul that would lower income tax rates for individuals, corporations and small business owners, and make up the lost revenue by repealing many exemptions, deductions and credits. Specifically, the Wisconsin Republican was addressing cynicism surrounding his top legislative priority of rewriting the nation's tax code, which he acknowledges will be a heavy lift. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's SC reserves verdict on Panamagate case

Pakistan's SC reserves verdict on Panamagate case The Supreme Court, however, continued with its proceedings, including hearing the Panama Papers leaks case. Shehbaz Sharif had claimed Rs10 billion in damages from Khan under sections 4 and 9 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002 for allegedly lying and defaming his reputation. [Full Article...]

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror links'

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror links' Kuwait will shut down Iran's cultural and military offices at the embassy and decrease the number of Iranian diplomats in the country, Anadolu Agency reported Thursday. "[Kuwait said] Alireza Enayati, the Iranian ambassador, must leave", ISNA said. The official offered no further details and Iran has denied any involvement in the cell or the case. [Full Article...]

OJ Simpson likely to be freed on October 1

OJ Simpson likely to be freed on October 1 Before the decision was announced, Simpson was asked questions by the Nevada parole board. Under the conditions of his parole, Simpson would be subject to supervision and possibly a year of community service in Nevada. Mr. Fromong said Mr. Simpson did not pull a gun on him and admitted that he did possess some of his sports memorabilia. "I've done my time". Bruce Fromong, one of the vict... [Full Article...]

Germany Summons Turkish Ambassador over Activists' Arrests

Germany Summons Turkish Ambassador over Activists' Arrests Gabriel said that Berlin would also review its support for European Union financial flows to the long-time aspirant to membership of the bloc. "We will not accept these statements and expect that soon Germany will abandon them". The German foreign ministry is demanding consular access to its citizen and the release of all the activists. Pre-trial detention in Turkey can last for up to five... [Full Article...]

Retired firefighter shoots out tyres of telco truck

Retired firefighter shoots out tyres of telco truck According to WPLG , Jove asked the workers to move away from his home. Charges are pending against Jove at this time. You can hear the panicked worker on the ground telling a 911 operator that Jove is "shooting out the tires, and he's shooting the engines on the trucks and everything!" Cell phone footage rolled as Jove calmly walked to the first truck and shot out all four tires. [Full Article...]

Woman found guilty of killing husband in murder witnessed by parrot

Woman found guilty of killing husband in murder witnessed by parrot According to the BBC , that witness was an African Grey parrot named Bud , whose repetitive mimicry of his owner Martin Duram's dying words helped a jury convict Duram's wife Glenna of his 2015 murder . In a report obtained by local outlet WOOD TV8 , police indicated that they first thought the incident was a double-homicide, after finding Glenna in the home with a gunshot wound to the head. [Full Article...]

Indonesia Condemns Tensions in East Jerusalem

Indonesia Condemns Tensions in East Jerusalem In a separate protest , the religious endowments and Al-Aqsa affairs, run by the Jordanian government, chose to close all the mosques in East Jerusalem on Friday and called for prayers in front of Al-Aqsa's gates to resist the metal detectors used by Israeli police. [Full Article...]

Iran's president: We'll 'stand up to' US

On Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani pledged that Iran would would respond to the U.S. sanctions in kind. The US Department of the Treasury , Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 16 entities and individuals for engaging in support of illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity, the US Treasury Department's official website reported. [Full Article...]

After Exxon Fine for Sanctions Violations, Calls for Rex Tillerson to Resign

After Exxon Fine for Sanctions Violations, Calls for Rex Tillerson to Resign Exxon violated US sanctions on Russia during May 2014 when it signed eight documents relating to oil and gas projects in Russia with Igor Sechin , the president of Russian state-oil firm Rosneft, Treasury said in an enforcement notice posted to its website. [Full Article...]

Video purportedly shows Baltimore police officer planting drugs, public defender's office says

Video purportedly shows Baltimore police officer planting drugs, public defender's office says Around the last 30 seconds, the audio comes back in. He rummages around before finding the can and the bag which is full of white pills. One of his colleagues shouts back "What's up?" The initial scene in the alley was captured because the body cameras used by the Baltimore Police Department retain recordings beginning 30 seconds before the cameras are switched on, albeit without audio. [Full Article...]


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