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Author: 0 Tourist boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city

Rescue workers and the air force were helping passengers at the scene, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a Twitter post . Colombian authorities said 9 people are dead and more than 30 are missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir near the city of Medellin.

Author: 0 Freeway vehicle crash sparks fire near Los Angeles

No other injuries or structure damages have been reported, Marrone said. An image posted by fire officials on Twitter showed two massive plumes of smoke swirling toward the sky over a blackened hilly landscape in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Global Media Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say
Author: 0 Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

Merrill agreed. "That's why they want to do health care [before tax reform]", he said. Also, people meeting the high income criteria are supposed to pay a 3.8-percent tax on returned investment income exceeding those income thresholds. It is primarily a tax cut bill for the very wealthiest Americans . Mari said that without Medicaid, she, her husband, and their kids would not have had any other options.

Author: 0 A new development has been made in Brendan Dassey's case

But Dassey's confession, according to the ruling, was "a story crafted by the investigators" and not by him. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals could have been much more thorough in its discussion, but its conclusion was within the bounds of reason, the ruling said.

Author: 0 London mosque attack driver charged with 'terrorism'

A TERROR suspect previously from Somerset accused of carrying out a premeditated attack on Muslims as they left a mosque has been remanded in custody on murder and attempted murder charges. Prince Charles visited the scene of the attack on Wednesday and delivered a message of solidarity from his mother Queen Elizabeth II. A crowd gathered after the attack, and witnesses said the suspect was detained by Mohammed Mahmoud, a local imam who helped shield Osborne from attack until police arrived.

Global Media Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans
Author: 0 Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans

North Korea rarely misses an opportunity to threaten or provoke us. "Our self-defensive nuclear deterrent force is never subject to any kind of negotiations ", the statement added, cited by Yonhap. The 800 km extended range variant dubbed Hyunmoo 2C have enough range to strike any targets inside North Korea , addressing country's critical deterrence capability gap.

Author: 0 'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her

She's been under fire over the last couple days, with some of her own caucus members saying it's time for her to step down, and potential Democratic candidates planning to run against her in their campaigns. Pelosi should watch her back. Just as Democrats accused Republicans of being sexist and racist for not electing Hillary Clinton last November, that seems to be the go-to excuse now.

Global Media U.S. jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' in southern Syria
Author: 0 U.S. jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' in southern Syria

A U.S. warplane shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria early Tuesday, officials said, in the latest incident in rising tensions between the two sides. "All flying objects, including planes and drones of the worldwide coalition, detected west of the Euphrates, will be followed by Russian air defence systems as targets", a statement from Russia's defence ministry said.

Global Media Belgium suspect shot after 'small explosion' in main station
Author: 0 Belgium suspect shot after 'small explosion' in main station

Van Der Sypt said that at about 1830 GMT there has was a "small explosion at Central Station here in Brussels ". "Is that the type of society we want", he asked. Numerous jihadists involved in the 2016 Brussels bombings and the Paris attacks in 2015 came from Brussels , and several from Molenbeek in particular.

Global Media Lawmakers play in Congressional Baseball Game
Author: 0 Lawmakers play in Congressional Baseball Game

They said Scalise dragged himself from the infield as the shooting continued. Scalise was honored Thursday night during the annual congressional baseball game. "How dare they say such a thing?" In it, Trump said this: "We had a very, very divided country for many years". The game originated in 1909 and is "the only annual partisan event beloved by all and enjoyed by thousands", according to the Congressional Baseball Game's website.

Global Media Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl passes away
Author: 0 Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl passes away

As Kohl's advisor, Horst Teltschil remembered that when arriving in Moscow the chancellor demanded that Gorbachev accept reunified Germany's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership, otherwise he would immediately leave the USSR and cancel the planned trip with Gorbachev to the northern Caucasus.

Global Media New post office passport kendras at Idukki and Chengannur soon
Author: 0 New post office passport kendras at Idukki and Chengannur soon

New Delhi , Jun 17 Now, you may not have to travel too far for getting your passport as the government has come up with a plan to open passport centres within a radius of 50 km. These include post offices at Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Kheda, Navsari and Valsad.The objective of this partnership is to extend passport related services and to ensure wider area coverage.

Global Media Albania's Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr
Author: 0 Albania's Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Following the Congregational prayer, community members come together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr by eating together and exchanging gifts, a celebration that can last for up to three days. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. He recalled his visit to an worldwide charity organisation, Islamic Relief Canada, which is committed to alleviating poverty in over thirty different countries around the world.

Global Media Uddhav does U-turn, backs NDA prez pick
Author: 0 Uddhav does U-turn, backs NDA prez pick

The announcement in this regard was made by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray . Responding to another query if the Sena would support the opposition parties if they announce a name already suggested by the Sena, Thackeray said , "I had announced the names of Mohan Bhagwat and M S Swaminathan a week back".

Author: 0 Demands to Qatar: Close Al Jazeera, reduce Iran ties

The minister said he has yet to see the list of demands by Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain , who reportedly asked Doha to "immediately terminate the Turkish military presence now in Qatar and end any joint military cooperation with Turkey inside of Qatar".

Global Media Third North Korean defects to the South in two weeks
Author: 0 Third North Korean defects to the South in two weeks

Seoul on Sunday urged North Korea to release six South Koreans and three Americans held in prison. "I believe in dialogue, but dialogue is possible when it's backed by strong defense and engagement policy is possible only when we have security ability that can overwhelm the North", Moon said on Friday, June 23.

Global Media Modi must raise H-1B visa issue with Trump: Indians in US
Author: 0 Modi must raise H-1B visa issue with Trump: Indians in US

In a recent news conference, a White House official on the condition of anonymity revealed that USA does not see ties with India and Pakistan as "zero sum game". Welcoming the Indian PM, Trump also called his a "true friend". According to reports, the USA has cleared the sale of 22 American-made Guardian surveillance drones for India ahead of Modi's visit.

Author: 0 White House responds to Comey tape deadline with Trump tweet

Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could undercut Comey's description of events. "So you never know what's out there, but I didn't tape, and I don't have any tape and I didn't tape". The absence of recordings nearly certainly elevates in significance to investigators the notes made by Comey at the time.

Global Media 'Green-On-Blue' Attacks Hit US Troops In Afghanistan
Author: 0 'Green-On-Blue' Attacks Hit US Troops In Afghanistan

And earlier this year, Taliban fighters dressed as Afghan soldiers stormed Camp Shaheen, killing more than 160 people at the base in northern Afghanistan. Araam added that the soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker. Ghani said the aim of the route was to create more opportunities and make Afghanistan an exporter country.

Global Media South Korea tests missile with warning to North
Author: 0 South Korea tests missile with warning to North

But today he said "dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military, and engagement policies are only possible when we have the security capability to dominate North Korea", according to the Associated Press . In February 2012, the North Korea agreed to temporarily freeze its uranium enrichment programme and stop testing missiles in exchange for fuel and food aid from the US.

Author: 0 Israeli PM hails Modi's upcoming visit as "very significant step"

Modi!. Modi stepped out of his auto and walked over to the crowd across the road smiling nd waving at them, PTI reported . "Make sure that coming generations continue ties with India ", Mr. The working dinner that Mr Trump is hosting for Mr Modi is the first of its kind under the present administration. The government will also approve measures to increase cultural exchanges between the two countries and take significant steps to increase the number of Indian tourists in Israel within ...

Author: 0 GOP Senator Says It's 'Hard' To Imagine Obamacare Repeal Passing This Week

Trump said the Democrats' theme is "resist" - which he interpreted as "obstruction" - and that "if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote" from them. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME said she has extreme reservations about the Senate healthcare bill. When asked if she is opposed to the bill, Collins said she is waiting to see the Congressional Budget Office's analysis, but added she has "very serious concerns about the bill".

Global Media Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike
Author: 0 Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike

Iran presented the missile strike as a response to twin IS terror attacks in Iran on June 7 in which 17 people were killed, and Revolutionary Guards officials warned that other assaults on Iran would lead to similar retaliatory attacks.

Global Media 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office
Author: 0 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

They were protesting the Senate's draft of the Obamacare repeal and replacement bill, which McConnell unveiled this morning after weeks of secrecy. So, the protesters felt it was incumbent to voice their concerns to one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress. "We are a nonviolent group, and luckily no one got hurt today", said Marilee Adamski-Smith, the spokesperson.

Author: 0 Saudi, most Gulf countries are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today

Among Asian countries, Eid-ul-Fitr is being observed in Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Southern California's Muslim community will celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan Sunday with communal prayers and feasting, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Global Media The Supreme Court Looks at the Math of Gerrymandering
Author: 0 The Supreme Court Looks at the Math of Gerrymandering

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether a lower court ruled correctly that Wisconsin's legislative district map is unconstitutional, and granted a stay of that lower court's order that required Assembly Republicans to draw new district lines this year.

Author: 0 Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

Under Obamacare , about 20 million more people have been enrolled in insurance plans, many of them under the government's Medicaid program for the poor and disabled, which Republicans now want to cut by more than $800 billion over the coming years even though Trump during his campaign for the White House said he would not curtail it.

Author: 0 Where things stand with Special Counsel Mueller's Russian Federation probe

The Trump team's style makes for a study in contrasts when compared to the seasoned group of prosecutors and criminal law experts working under Robert Mueller, the tight-lipped, respected ex-FBI director. The team of lawyers investigating potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign is still growing, but its early composition reveals a breadth of experience in criminal law and in following the money.

Author: 0 India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Briefing journalists on the first Trump-Modi meeting, a senior White House official said any arms transfer would take into account the regional situation. "This is a very significant step in strengthening relations between the two countries", Netanyahu said. "This visit is an opportunity to strengthen the US-India strategic partnership which the President very much views as a critical partnership in promoting stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region and globally", the official ...

Global Media North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death is a 'mystery'
Author: 0 North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death is a 'mystery'

The young student was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor two months later at a tearful public trial, immediately after which he, for reasons unknown, fell into a coma. "I think people don't see him as ... a friendly guy", Rodman. "It's like going to, like, Istanbul, Turkey, or any place like that", Rodman said. The statement issued by North Korea's foreign ministry was aimed at defending the hermit nation against the accusation of torturing Otto Warmbier .

Author: 0 The great Muslim civil war -- and us

Submarine " Krasnodar " carried out launches of cruise missiles from an underwater position. Back in August of a year ago, the Russian Black Sea Fleet also fired Kalibr cruise missiles over unpopulated areas to destroy a command post and munitions production site of another terrorist group operating in Syria, the Al-Nusra Front, the Russian military said.

Author: 0 Muslims Around The World Including Liberia Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during that month. Ramadan's end is announced after the sighting of the first crescent of the new moon. Punch reports that Mrs Buhari said this in a goodwill message read by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr Hajo Sani on Sunday June 25 in Abuja.

Global Media Moon sighted in Hyderabad, Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow
Author: 0 Moon sighted in Hyderabad, Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow

Celebrations begin with a special early morning prayer in mosques and open-air areas and later move on to feasts and festivals. He stated that on the occasion we should also remember the less- privileged and poors so that they could also celebrate the Eid.

Author: 0 AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

They said factors other than gerrymandering could have contributed, including shifting political attitudes. Most races are decided by landslide margins. The Republicans controlled all three - the House, Senate and governor's office - each of the last two times the maps were drawn - for 2002-2010 and for 2012-2020.

Author: 0 Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt want Qatar to meet the 13-point ultimatum in return for an end to a almost three-week-old diplomatic and trade "blockade" of the emirate. "Their role should be to put pressure on Qatar ", said Gargash. Having urged Qatar's neighbours to come up with "reasonable and actionable" demands, the USA has sought to distance itself from the crisis.

Global Media Most Iranian Ballistic Missiles Failed to Reach Intended Target in Syria
Author: 0 Most Iranian Ballistic Missiles Failed to Reach Intended Target in Syria

Ramazan Sharif of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told state television in a telephone interview. Analyst Foad Izadi said the strike was meant to convey several messages. " Iran's missile attacks on IS was a great measure preventing the U.S. from opposition", said Syrian Information Minister Mohammad Ramez Tourjman.

Author: 0 Democrats Have No Alternative to Nancy Pelosi

Since 1990, she's raised more than $9.2 million for party candidates, including $739,000 in the 2016 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks contributions from candidate committees and affiliated PACs. America needs better from the Democratic Party. " Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker", Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., said on MSNBC. But as one pessimistic Republican strategist noted, Democrats held all their seats in 2009 special elections, but lost the ...

Author: 0 Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153

It slipped off a road and overturned in the Kachi Pul area, they said, about 8km (five miles) from Ahmedpur East, in Punjab's Bahawalpur district. The blaze spread to dozens of vehicles, including 75 motorcycles and four cars. The bodies are yet to identified since a lot of them are unrecognisable due to burn injuries. "The fire moved so fast", he said. Many bodies were burned beyond recognition and television pictures showed piles of burnt out motorcycles, apparently those of people who ...

Global Media NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years
Author: 0 NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

The US are activating a missile defence system in South Korea and tightened sanctions against the North in April. "We should make every effort to strengthen our national defense with the nuclear capability as the backbone", North Korea's official newspaper Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial, according to Yonhap News .

Author: 0 Arab states want obedience from Qatar, alternative is parting ways - UAE minister

Qatar has called the demands unreasonable , and Erdogan has reinforced Turkey's support for the embattled emirate. Doha said it was reviewing the list, but said it was not reasonable or actionable. Qatar is to draft a response to the demands and hand it over to Kuwait, which has been acting as a mediator in the conflict. "Tehran stands alongside the people and government of Qatar and we believe that...

Author: 0 US lawmakers urge Trump to press Modi on trade, investment

The media and the Trump administration so far has concentrated on these topics rather than on India's internal matters. During his three-day visit, Modi will also interact with about 20 leading American CEOs followed by an Indian-American community event in Washington DC suburb of Virginia.

Global Media Presidential Election: Numbers favour Kovind
Author: 0 Presidential Election: Numbers favour Kovind

With possible support of JD (U), the vote share of NDA in the electoral college go up to nearly 63 per cent. The party considered this at a consultative meeting and made a decision to extend support to him, the release said. Ironically, Kovind is the same man who was denied entry to the Presidential home less than a month back. A politically significant choice, Kovind, a senior Dalit leader of the party, belongs to Uttar Pradesh and has been a two-time Rajya Sabha member.

Author: 0 Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is created to repeal and replace Obamacare , in its current form. "After the House passed a very similar bill he called it mean and unfortunately the Senate bill is even meaner".

Global Media Sushma targets Meira with 2013 video
Author: 0 Sushma targets Meira with 2013 video

On reactiing the tweet congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said, the govt is nervous over Meira 's candidature. In the video, Swaraj discusses the corruption in the government, which back then was the UPA-II government. At the end of the video, the Bharatiya Janata Party members led by Sushma Swaraj are seen walking out of the House. A section of the opposition was keen on Ms Swaraj being the government's candidate for Presidential elections , though the minister had nixed the idea.

Global Media Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind to seek support in Lucknow tomorrow
Author: 0 Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind to seek support in Lucknow tomorrow

Born in 1945 to Congress veteran leader Jagjivan Ram from Bihar, who switched over to Janata Party in 1977 elections , she remained away from politics for a long time. Naidu said Kovind deserved to become the next President. "We are preparing a detailed plan for his visit", a BJP leader said. During his interaction with the BJP-led NDA MPs and MLAs in Dehradun on Monday, Kovind will be joined by Union minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Anil Baluni , who is the BJP's media head and belongs ...

Global Media UAE says US, European guarantees needed to solve Gulf crisis
Author: 0 UAE says US, European guarantees needed to solve Gulf crisis

It is shocking that one of the demands includes that Qatar shuts down the Al Jazeera news network which it funds, and also all affiliates and other news networks such as Arabi21, Rassd, Al Araby Al Jadeed and Middle East Eye . The list was received by Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 22, according to a report by the state-run Qatar News Agency. The ultimatum was quickly rejected by Qatar's ally, Turkey, and blasted as an assault on free speech by Al Jazeera , the Qatari ...

Global Media Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years
Author: 0 Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

His announcement comes a day after Trump's special representative Jason Greenblatt arrived for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials on relaunching peace talks that collapsed in 2014. The Palestinians and the global community consider the settlements obstacles to Palestinian statehood. Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East this week to continue work toward a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Author: 0 The American Technology Council meets Trump for the 1st time

A number of interesting things were shared at the first meeting of the American Technology Council on Tuesday. The agenda features working sessions on issues including cybersecurity, big data, fraud detection, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, according to a White House document outlining the program.

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