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18 killed, 70 injured in twin Parachinar blast

The bomb and gun attacks come a few days before the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, which ends the holy month of Ramadan. Twin blasts tore through a market crowded with Eid shoppers in a mainly Shia town, a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden auto and militants opened fire on police in separate attacks in Pakistans three major cities today, killing 62 people and wounding almost 100.

Isle of Wight Father Found Guilty Over Unauthorised Term-Time Holiday

Platt was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £2,020 costs. He said afterwards he was "relieved that's it's over". "Way too much money has been spent but I'm not going to appeal it". Jon Platt , rose to national fame in 2015 after refusing to pay school absence fines he'd received from the Isle of Wight council (IWC). He argued he had not been offered transport or help.

Congress-led opposition names Meira Kumar as Prez nominee

Interestingly during her tenure as Speaker of Lok Sabha , Meira Kumar, allotted this bungalow to her mother. The JD (U)'s surprise decision to back Kovind had led to cracks in the Opposition camp as JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar was the one who had initiated the process for a joint Opposition strategy on the issue.

Unhealthy outlook for repealing ObamaCare as some GOP senators defect from bill

Republicans criticize Obamacare as an excessive government intrusion into the health care market and contended that it was harming economic growth by burdening businesses. They are doing this even though this bill affects one-sixth of our economy. According to the Congressional Budget Office's assessment of the House health care bill, "Only Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates and clinics would be affected".

Trump Doesn't Want 'Poor Person' Running the Economy

All of his rallies have been sponsored by his re-election committee. Trump went on to zing the media, throwing out one-liners to the delight of the crowd. "There's just something a little bit twisted about that", said Jordan slowly, "That's twisted in a way that's hard to dissect". The event underscores Trump's comfort in a campaign setting.

Vladimir Putin Jests About Granting Asylum to Ex-FBI Head Comey

Putin compared Comey to Edward Snowden , a contractor who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency and has been living in Russian Federation since being granted asylum in 2013. The Kremlin strongman said the U.S. is afraid of what he described as "serious competitor". Mr. Putin's four-hour-long interview Thursday focused on a broad range of domestic social issues, with Mr.

Yellowstone grizzly to be removed from Endangered Species List

Steve Bullock. Though some in the environmental community have been split over whether the timing is right for delisting, scores of tribal nations and the majority of conservation organizations have come out strongly against the hunting of grizzlies under state management.

Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland

A tornado ripped apart several buildings in Alabama on Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide - two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast.

Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Severe Neurological Injury'

Trump discussed how US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Joseph Yun, the US State Department's special envoy on North Korea , worked together to help secure Otto's release, Warmbier said. The North Koreans arrested Otto in January of 2016, saying that he stole a banner with a political slogan from the walls of his hotel. Doctors said they have very limited information about Warmbier's condition before his arrival in the United States and have not had any contact with North Korean ...

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

That also doesn't necessarily mean anything extraordinary for us, though recent soggy weather has left us susceptible to some flooding risk, and we will likely see rain between Thursday evening and early Saturday, possibly an inch or more in many locations.

Theresa May apologizes for response to Grenfell Tower fire

Speaking in the Commons, Mrs May said this was a failure to help people "when they needed it most". "As Prime Minister, I apologise for that failure", she told MPs. Their offers came as the government announced that Grenfell Tower fire survivors are to be rehomed in a nearby housing development where prices start at more than £1.5million.

Sen. Collins: Long-Awaited Health Bill is a Concern

But the Senate bill would, quite aside from the expansion, cut the traditional program more severely than the $800 billion over the next 10 years the House planned, experts say. Other Republicans appeared more willing to embrace it. Trump was, you guessed it, in support of the bill. Sandoval said the Senate bill "is something that needs to change".

Trump Predicts Quartet of GOP Critics Eventually Will Back Senate Health Bill

Republicans hold 52 out of 100 Senate seats, so they can afford only two defections; in that case, Vice President Mike Pence would be brought in to break a 50-50 tie. "Republicans believe we have a responsibility to act, and we are", he said. The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and AARP, representing older people, all criticized the measure.

North Korea Declares Itself 'Biggest Victim' In Otto Warmbier's Death

Warmbier had been on a tourist trip to North Korea when he was detained and sentenced to hard labour early past year for allegedly stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel. But officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Warmbier was treated after his return, said they had found no trace of the disease, instead saying it appeared he had suffered severe neurological damage, possibly as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest.

EU's Tusk says British offer on expats' rights 'below expectations'

The UK's opening position is arguably a positive step towards an agreement in principle - Angela Merkel has described it as a " good start ". Would Brits now be subject to the less generous rules on admission of family members, or acquisition of long-term residence, that apply to non-EU citizens? Negotiations in Brussels began on Monday.

Meira: Take decision in best interest of country

Questions were raised whether his announcement has the backing of Dinakaran, who has the support of about 35 of the 122 MLAs, who voted for Palaniswami in the confidence vote, with some of his loyal legislators and those from friendly parties, stating that they would abide by his decision on the issue.

Handel's Victory Shows Limits of Trump Card

But it isn't only previous Democratic critics of Pelosi who are calling for a change. At the House Democrats' weekly meeting the next morning on Capitol Hill, caucus Chairman Joe Crowley addressed Moulton's frustration. I think our leadership owes us an explanation for what's going on in these four elections but also a plan moving forward. "That's the most important part".

Ram Nath Kovind files nomination papers

As there is no provision of party whips in presidential elections , the BJP hopes that it may get the support of people who would like to vote for Kovind , irrespective of their party position. 28th June is the last date for filing the nomination. The Assam CM, who was among Kovind's proposers, termed Kovind's victory a foregone conclusion.

Passports to be in both in English, Hindi: Sushma Swaraj

On Friday, the Indian government announced a reduction of 10 per cent in passport fee for the applicants under 8 and over 60 years. Shri Sinha said, applicants, who apply for their passports online through the passport portal, can now schedule an appointment and then visit the designated POPSK to complete the formalities similar to those at the PSK necessary prior to the issue of the passport.

German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the two countries must keep talking to each other, despite their current spat. In a statement, the parliament said it expected the redeployment to proceed swiftly . PKK sympathizers have long used Germany as a safe haven for activities, including recruitment and collecting financial support, as well as openly holding rallies in German cities, despite the group being listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union, U.S.

New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

But as can be expected from the former model, she's proving that she looks good in just about anything. "And we have carousel and great stuff outside". The Trumps defended their decision by saying they wanted Barron to finish the school year at his exclusive private school before making the move. The first lady has seemingly made a habit of wearing a limited color palette, whether it be the khaki dress she wore during her visit in Saudi Arabia or the gleaming gown she wore to this year's ...

Year After Slippery Escape, Warren Jeffs' Brother Is Caught

An online log at the Minnehaha County, S.D., jail lists Jeffs as an inmate. His initial court appearance was scheduled for Thursday afternoon. "This indictment is not about religion; this indictment is about fraud", U.S. The sect practices polygamy and Warren Jeffs faced charges that were later thrown out that he facilitated marriages between men and young girls. Mr.

British offer on citizens' rights is 'below expectations — European Union chief

She stressed that the dialogue would continue. "No-one will face a cliff edge", she said . After an election which saw pro-Brexit Prime Minister Theresa May lose her majority, some are even saying there's a chance Britain could change its mind and decide to stay.

Facebook launches United Kingdom initiative to counter online extremist material

It will also offer knowledge sharing with NGOs, government and other online services; and financial support for academic research on online and offline patterns of extremism. Sites like Twitter, Google, and Facebook were said to be relying too heavily on users reporting hate speech, rather than working actively to fight it themselves.

East Timor to return foreigners who fled from Bali prison

However, mystery surrounds their jailbreak as Badung police chief Yudith Satriya Hananta said the rainy weather could have hampered the prisoners' escape as they cannot confirm whether the prisoners had left Bali , or might be stuck in the tunnel - and face a possibility of drowning, as the tunnel was filled with water.

More Russians skeptical about Putin's economic course

The survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Center finds Russians generally confident in their country's direction, enthusiastic about Moscow's increasing say in world affairs, and increasingly sanguine about the economy. When pollsters asked the Russian public to name the most urgent and important problems in the country, 71 percent mentioned price hikes, 58 percent said it was corruption in politics, while poor employment opportunities and terrorism scored 54 percent each, social ...

Large majority for Macron in French parliament

He formed the party when he had no political experience. ("Forward!") past year before he ran for the French Presidency. Former presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front won only eight seats. Ms Le Pen said President Macron may have got a large parliamentary majority, but "he must know that his ideas are not of the majority in the country and that the French will not support a project that weakens our nation".

'Making A Murderer': Brendan Dassey to be re-tried or released

US Magistrate Judge William Duffin overturned Dassey's conviction in August, citing his age, intellectual deficit and lack of guardian during questioning. The court described the method used to get Dassey to confess as "death by a thousand cuts". Dassey was sentenced to life in prison. His conviction was overturned in 2016 on the basis his confession, made as a 16-year-old, was coerced.

McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must get yes votes from 50 of the 52 GOP senators to avoid a defeat that would be a major embarrassment to President Donald Trump and the entire Republican Party .

Iran Has Drone Base Near US Troops in Syria

The complex attacks in Tehran included shootings and at least one suicide bombing at the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, south of the capital. It is likely that the strike was not only meant to hit ISIS but to send a message to Iran's adversaries, particularly the USA, whose air force is operating in Syria in support of a Kurdish-Arab alliance besieging the eastern city of Raqqa, and Saudi Arabia.

US official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killin

A number of reports claimed the leader had holed up in a safe house in Baaj, near the desolate border of Iraq and Syria. The group has lost many of its top commanders in USA -led airstrikes, including Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, said by US officials to be the second in command.

Rain from tropical storm forecast in West Virginia

The Greene County Herald reports that rising waters could threaten homes and public buildings, including an elementary school. Streets and yards in the town were covered, and he anxious that homes, even those in parts of town protected by levees, might be flooded.

After May Brexit opening, EU leaders ask: where's the beef?

Those with a shorter period of residency will be able to stay on to reach the five-year threshold and others arriving after a yet-to-be-defined cut-off date will have a "grace period" to regularise their status. May set up a clash with Brussels by refusing to allow the European Court of Justice to arbitrate any disputes over citizens' rights in Britain. Many EU citizens in the United Kingdom, and Britons living overseas, are anxious about their status once Brexit happens.

Sound of silence opens Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void

The Pyramid Stage's day of music then got underway with Hook's project Hacienda Classical that sees famous house tunes given a makeover with an orchestra. Katy Perry in pictures Sun, May 14, 2017 Katy Perry oozes sex appeal at the BRIT Award after show party. With temperatures approaching record highs for the festival, fans will be more concerned with keeping cool rather than the mud this year.

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

Warmbier died Monday, just days after he returned to the USA, and his funeral was held in his hometown in Ohio Thursday. It's unclear how he came to be in that state. When Warmbier was still in coma, his father said there was no excuse for how his son had been treated in North Korea. Meanwhile, Mr. Rodman's agent, Chris Volo, took partial credit for pressuring the North Koreans into releasing Warmbier.

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