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Hopes fade of finding more China landslide survivors

An estimated 18 million cubic meters of earth mass fell some 1,600 meters, engulfing half of Xinmo Village. It buried 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) of road and blocked a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) section of a river as it completely wiped away the village, which was once home to 46 families comprising more than 100 people.

Bill proposes 50% reservation for Karnataka students in NLSIU

NLSIU, which is now ranked as the best law institute in the country, has 80 seats in the undergraduate level, and 50 seats each in the postgraduate law course and in the masters course for public policy. In order to determine the student's residential status, the bill stipulates that the parents of the said student should have been residents of Karnataka for not less than 10 years prior to the year of the student's qualifying examination, or the student should have studied in Karnataka for a ...

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

South-Sudan remained as the country with the fastest-growing refugee population with 64 per cent increase by mid-2016 from 854,100 to over 1.4 million. Most are Syrian Armenians, but there are also citizens of Iraq and Ukraine, Head of Asylum Issues Division of the State Migration Service of Armenia Petros Aghababyan told reporters today.

UP Congress leader calls Rahul Gandhi "Pappu"; removed from all party posts

The Congress leader reportedly praised Rahul Gandhi's recent visit to violence-hit Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh in social media messages, but chose the word " pappu " to refer to him. On Tuesday, Ramkrishna Dwivedi, chairman of the disciplinary committee within the Congress, issued a letter removing Pradhan from all party posts. Other parties appear to be involved in this attempt.

Flint Water Crisis: Several Michigan Health Officials Charged with Manslaughter

The four individuals for whom the state is adding charges include Stephen Busch , a water supervisor for the state's department of environmental quality ; Liane Shekter-Smith , former chief of drinking water and municipal assistance at the department; Howard Croft , previously the director of the Flint Department of Public Works ; and Darnell Earley , the former emergency manager for the City of Flint .

NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind files his nomination

The Presidential race has begun with Dalit vs Dalit candidates, former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has been nominated by the ruling NDA government while the Opposition has named former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar . He has worked among the weaker sections and the downtrodden. As he walked to the room of the Returning Officer, Kovind folded his hands to greet his supporters.

Nine killed, 31 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

This weekend is a long one - Monday is a national holiday - and the area was packed with revelers, The Associated Press reported . A local restaurant owner, Daniel Giraldo, told AP he ran to the scene as soon as he heard ambulance sirens, however, the boat was nearly submerged by then.

New York Pride marchers target Trump, San Francisco parties

Frank Reyes and his husband Paul Brady said they made a decision to march for the first time in many years because they feel the need to stand up for their rights. Gaga said she's touched to witness the "beautiful pride that I see so many of friends and the LGBTQ community have". The grand marshals this year include Brook Guinan - a transgender woman FDNY firefighter and advocate; Krishna Stone - the director of community relations at the Gay Men's Health Crisis advocacy group; Geng Lee - a ...

Miss India 2017 is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana

Days of hard work and dedication of 30 aspirants of the coveted title, culminated in the grand finale, held on the night of June 25, at Yash Raj Film Studio , Mumbai . Priyanka Kumari from Bihar is the second runner-up. As we learn more about these beauty queens, here are a few pictures from the event and the modelling career that will prove that they are beauty goddesses.

Here's why 'Single Lady' not allowed to stay in Hyderabad hotel

Ms. Saraswat also stated in another post that she was offered an apology and was told that the website was in the process of weeding out such hotels from its lists. I asked WHY DID YOU (expletive deleted) TAKE MY BOOKING THEN? they replied with something but all I hear was INCOMPETENCY. "Pricing and hotel policies are generated by the hotel".

Some House Democrats says it's time for Pelosi to go

Nor have they identified a challenger. A handful of House Democrats made similar calls on Wednesday, with Rep. Kathleen Rice of Long Island, New York, telling CNN, "We need leadership change". No other Democrat possesses the stature to match those accomplishments. Pelosi had abjured critics by touting her accomplishments Thursday, saying, "Well, I'm a master legislator".

Colombia tourist boat sinks, 31 missing

Survivors told local media that the boat seemed to be overloaded, and that numerous passengers had not been wearing life vests. It is not yet clear why the ship sank. A rescue operation was underway in the Guatape reservoir. However, the publication added that a rescue operation is now underway. The flotilla avoided a deadlier tragedy after the El Almirante ferry sank.

OH gas prices rise but stay lower than national average

The lower gas prices in Florida are in Tampa-St. Only Indiana has seen sharper drops in gas prices this month than the Sunshine State. Some drivers in Florida are paying below $2 a gallon. "Oil prices moved even lower last week, dragging gas prices down with them", Jenkins said. Another round of discounts are expected this week as oil prices are having a tough time stabilizing.

Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

The head of the VOC says that Rodman's behavior is unacceptable. Executive director Marion Smith s trying to pressure the NBA to remove him from the pro basketball community. The 56-year-old, who won five National Basketball Association championships as a player with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, previously traveled to the communist country in January 2014.

BJP asks Congress to introspect after Vaghela slams Sonia Gandhi

Even if you are wrong, do we have to keep quiet? Though no senior Congress leaders were available to comment on the verbal lashing by Vaghela , party spokesperson Manish Doshi said that what Vaghela spoke were his suggestions on how to improve party's standing in the state.

Pakistani PM Visits Injured Victims Of Tanker Fire

The accident occurred when the truck fell off the road it was traveling on Sunday morning, Mohammad Akhtar a police official with the city of Bahawalpur told CNN. Dozens of motorcycles and cars were also burnt at the site. "What is the use of this petrol, what will you do it with now?" he asked, pointing at a bucket in his other hand.

Ayatollah Khamenei Officiates at Eid Prayers in Tehran

Mr. Kubiš noted that Ramadan , the holy month of prayers, contemplation and compassion for Muslims which preceded Eid-ul-Fitr, was marred this year by terrorist bombings that have claimed many civilian lives. In his video message, Singh said, "I heartily wish Eid Mubarak to all my Kashmiri brothers and sisters, elders, youth and dear children". CNN, citing two unnamed administration officials, also reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson turned down "a request by the State ...

Officer Stabbed In Neck At Airport Recovering Well

Officials on Wednesday evacuated an airport in Flint, Michigan, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground. Neville fought off Ftouhi and was helped within seconds by others in the airport. The Federal Defender Office is representing Ftouhi and David Koelzer, his attorney present at the hearing Wednesday, told the court he read the complaint to Ftouhi in English, and his client also had a written copy.

Death toll in Parachinar twin blasts reaches over 50

No militant group has yet claimed responsibility but similar attacks in Balochistan have been claimed by Pakistani Taliban sprinter group Jammat ul Ahrar and Lashkar-e-Jehngwi al-Alami, an ally of IS in Afghanistan. On March 31, a vehicle bomb blast near an Imambargah of Shia Muslims killed 23 people and injured 70 others in Parachinar. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the Parachinar blasts .

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text

Asked Tuesday afternoon by a conservative reporter, One America News' Trey Yingst, if Trump believes the Russian interfered in the election, Spicer responded: "I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing", Spicer said.

Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

She was flanked by a local county deputy when standing in front of a plethora of microphones. James Hodgkinson , 66, a former home-inspection businessman, had been charged with domestic violence in 2006 but was not convicted and had a number of minor convictions on his record.

Wimbledon most open for a decade, says contender Lopez

Will Federer win the title? "To win this tournament at this stage of my career, this is so fantastic". 'It's interesting that he [Lopez] won a tournament and that I'm the favourite, ' Cilic joked. "It is true that I'm going into Wimbledon with a lot of confidence". Cilic is bidding to become the first man since Pete Sampras in 1995 to win the singles and doubles titles at one Queen's .

Tech Titans Meet at the White House: What's on the Agenda?

Those using abusive language or negative behavior will result in being blacklisted on Disqus. Alphabet, Apple , Microsoft, and Amazon's CEOs will sit down with President Donald Trump . One source who works with tech companies on policy issues stressed there continues to be issues like modernizing government where tech and Trump can find common ground even as they disagree on others.

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

Also, Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said they're concerned about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. "It's simply not the answer", the Nevada Republican said at a news conference alongside Gov. Brian Sandoval in Las Vegas. He and others can make changes to the measure behind closed doors and during the open Senate debate.

Tejashwi Yadav's 'Dil Ki Baat' Entails Attack On Boss Nitish Kumar

Earlier, Mayawati had extended support to NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind because of his Dalit background. "Our party has always taken independent decisions on such matters". To express their support for Kovind, all leaders of the BJP, LJP, and RLSP will attend the campaign meeting called by Kovind next week at Patna . "The question then arises, if you had a candidate, who in your view could occupy the highest post of the land with credibility, why must the Opposition make the choice of ...

Pentagon: US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat Islamic State

Russia's Defense Ministry says it has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) blamed Riyadh ( and Washington, too ) for the ISIS attacks in Iran's capital.

Man 'wearing explosive belt' shot by police at Brussels Central station

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said while it was important to address security concerns, it was also vital to avoid over-reacting. Molenbeek was home to the November 2015 Paris attackers, and a report by local police in early 2017 showed that 51 groups were suspected of ties to terrorism .

European Union says UK's offer for European Union citizens post Brexit not good enough

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. "No one will face a cliff edge", she said. She also suggested that while rights would be enforced by British courts, they could also be enshrined in global law if the agreement was included in the final treaty of withdrawal.

Oil rises one percent on weaker dollar, but U.S. drilling drags

United States benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices were trading 1.23 per cent higher at $43.54 per barrel this morning. Investors in USA crude futures and options have increased their bets against a further rise in prices, just as the number of US oil rigs in operation hit its highest in over three years.

Senate Republicans reluctant to rush vote on healthcare bill

Senate Republicans just released a draft last Thursday, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellErnst polls supporters on Obamacare repeal plan Cornyn: Passing Senate healthcare bill by July 4 "optimistic" Sasse has "nothing to announce" on GOP ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Ky.) has been pushing the upper chamber to vote on the legislation next week.

Moon sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow

With or without an official dinner, President Trump concluded his remarks with a positive note to those celebrating in their own homes: "I extend my best wishes to Muslims everywhere for a blessed month as you observe the Ramadan traditions of charity, fasting, and prayer".

US Troops Wounded In Insider Attack In Afghanistan

Seven US military service members were wounded Saturday (June 17) in an insider attack at Camp Shaheen in northern Afghanistan , the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said. No US troops were killed. Two suspected insider attacks have hit USA troops in Afghanistan - just as Pentagon officials are deciding whether or not to send more troops to the country.

LSU Defeats Oregon St., 6-1, Advances To CWS Finals

Another fan, Kenneth Mouton, said he was anxious after LSU's first matchup with Oregon State, "After losing the first game 13 to 1, you know, you figure your hopes are kind of dashed a little bit but for LSU to come back and win both games back to back was absolutely incredible I mean so exciting".

Netanyahu praises former German leader Helmut Kohl following news of death

Kohl served as chancellor for 16 years - from 1982 to 1998 - and was Germany's longest-serving leader since 1945. He ruled his Christian Democratic party as if it were a personal domain. Kohl is widely credited as the architect of their eventual reunification, brokering a deal with Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev including an undisclosed sum estimated at around 50 to 80 billion marks paid from West Germany to the Soviet Union.

Erin Hills claims each of world's top three golfers

The way this third round is going, odds are against him becoming the first player since Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines in 2008 to win a U.S. Open in his home state. coli bacteria in water at a hydration station near the 12th hole. Andrew "Beef" Johnston, one of the internet's favorite professional golfers, has made the weekend at -2.

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