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Non-bailable charges against Kovalam MLA M Vincent, likely to be arrested

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Kovalam: M Vincent , Congress MLA from Kovalam, has been arrested by the Kerala police on charges of sexually assaulting a housewife. On Saturday, he had also filed an anticipatory bail plea before the court. According to a Times of India report, an audio clip of an alleged telephonic conversation between Vincent and the complainant's brother about settling the case amicably was leaked to the media on July 20. Read More »

Crowds Gather in Warsaw to Protest Judicial Reforms

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In Poland, past presidents, activists and rights groups were among those to speak out against the judicial reforms, raising concerns about the erosion of laws and freedoms in Poland. The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary has said the situation in Poland is "very grave". The ruling party then moved on to legislation that would immediately retire all the judges on the Supreme Court except those designated by Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, and would lower the requirements for ... Read More »

Aaron Judge hits a homer so far it breaks Statcast

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CC Sabathia allowed one run while pitching into the sixth inning of New York's 5-1 win over the Mariners on Friday night. The New York Yankees' Baby Bombers have arrived in full force with Clint Frazier becoming the red-haired face of the second half of the 2017 crop. Read More »

Mariposa fire threatens 1500 homes

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Yosemite National Park is still open, spokesman Scott Gediman said on Wednesday, but the fire closed one of several roads into the park. While the Mariposa evacuations were lifted, the town of Coulterville is still under a mandatory evacuation order. Read More »

Ford aircraft carrier gets commissioned in Virginia

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Ford is $13 billion futuristic ship complete with a enormous flight deck and a new electromagnetic system to launch aircraft". The ship is the first of the Navy's new and advanced Ford class of aircraft carrier. The Ford was delivered to the Navy on June 1, after the ship completed its second set of sea trials , known as acceptance trials. Answering the call of Susan Ford Bales, president Gerald R. Read More »

Tennessee State Parks prep for Solar Eclipse

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As the eclipse covers an arc from coast-to-coast, the percentage you'll be able to see will also vary from east to west across the state. NASA has released an interactive Total Solar Eclipse map which can be used to zoom in on any city and get detailed eclipse information for any location. Read More »

Qatar's ruler - it is time to resolve differences through talks

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The four countries led a diplomatic and economic campaign to pressure and isolate the small Gulf state, which is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest U.S. "I have made instruction to diversify our economy". The four powers cut ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of backing extremism and fostering ties with their Shiite rival Iran - charges which Doha denies. Read More »

Army jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army

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Indian director general of military operations Lt-General A K Bhatt told his Pakistani counterpart Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza over the hotline to exercise "strict control" over his troops and instruct them to refrain from any "nefarious activities". Read More »

OJ Simpson granted release from Nevada prison in October

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The one-time National Football League star will soon walk out of the Lovelock Correctional Center a free man after being granted early release by the parole board. In a final statement to the board he apologised again, adding: "I'm sorry it happened, I'm sorry, Nevada". Simpson's sentence had been scheduled to end September 29, 2022. Read More »

Texas Senate aiming to move divisive bills at breakneck pace

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The vote Thursday morning was largely ceremonial and was the last step in paving the way for future debate on more socially motivated issues such as the controversial "bathroom bill" that Mr. But that blistering pace doesn't guarantee any will become law. The Texas House is expected to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday. The day of dueling Sunset Bills under the capitol dome began before members of the House State Affairs Committee . Read More »

United States officials looking for steps by China to open markets

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Washington and Beijing govern the world's two biggest economies, but China sells more than $300 billion more to USA customers each year than American firms sell to China. "Trade between China and North Korea grew nearly 40 percent in the first quarter". The Trump administration is considering slapping tariffs on steel imports to combat a glut caused largely by massive Chinese production. Read More »

US Treasury Accuses Exxon Mobil Of 2014 Violation Of Russia Sanctions

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With rising tensions between Russian Federation and Ukraine in 2014, western powers, including the US, imposed economic and technological sanctions against Moscow. The US imposed sanctions against Russian Federation in March 2014 as Russian Federation annexed Crimea and tension rose in Ukraine. The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) "determined that ExxonMobil did not voluntarily self-disclose the violations to OFAC, and that the violations constitute an egregious case", ... Read More »

U.S. lifts laptop ban for flights of Saudi Arabian Airlines

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The Department of Homeland Security officially lifted the ban on large carry-on electronics for USA -bound flights. Saudi Arabia's King Khalid International Airport was the last of the ten airports to be exempted from the ban. Last week, the US government revised its security directive, including requirements that must be met within 120 days. Other recent administration efforts to enhance border security include the heavily litigated travel ban and the implementation of extreme ... Read More »

India ready for talks with China to end border stand-off: Sushma Swaraj

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Earlier she had called an all-party meeting to apprise the opposition parties of the month-long chain of events and the steps initiated by the Narendra Modi Government. "India is vulnerable in that area and that is why China wants to increase their presence in that particular area", said Sameet Patil, an analyst with a Mumbai-based think-tank. Read More »

Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

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Turkey's Anadolu state news agency published a report on Tuesday naming the location of 10 USA military posts in northern Syria, in some cases detailing the number of U.S and French troops present. Germany raised the possibility on Wednesday (19 July) of suspending European Union aid payments to Turkey after summoning Ankara's ambassador to Berlin to protest over the arrest of six human rights activists including a German citizen. Read More »

England seamer Wood fit for Third Test

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South Africa , on the other hand, have won four, lost two and had one game washed out due to rain. The host country beat South Africa by just two wickets at the match in Bristol . Mignon du Preez top scored with an unbeaten 75 while Laura Wolvaardt played a decent knock of 66 as well. Lee was bowled by Shrubsole for just seven with the 33rd delivery of the day, while Chetty fell to Nat Sciver for 15 following an outstanding stumping from Sarah Taylor to what was a wide delivery. Read More »

Slower-than-forecast NZ inflation reinforces central bank's neutral stance

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United Kingdom inflation levels fell unexpectedly to 2.6 percent in June according to official figures, marking the first drop since October. Recreational and cultural goods, which includes computer games, was also driving overall prices lower after dropping by 0.1 per cent on the month following a rise of 0.6 per cent over the same period previous year. Read More »

Netanyahu Overheard Lambasting EU's 'Crazy' Israel Policy

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Both men are right-wingers enamoured of US President Donald Trump and with a disdain for the left-leaning liberal global order bankrolled, as they see it, by the likes of Jewish US billionaire George Soros. Netanyahu specifically asked the V4 to help persuade the rest of the European Union to stop undermining his nation . "Europe is undermining its progress by undermining its connection with Israeli innovation", he added. Read More »

Trooper killed in Pakistan-India skirmishes in Kashmir

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Indian army rescued 217 students and 15 teachers from three schools in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district amid heavy shelling by Pakistani army. 150 school children were shifted from the Government High School in Bhawani, while 12 were reportedly trapped in the Middle School in Kaladi. Read More »