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Author: 0 UK: All building cladding samples tested failed fire safety

Sixty samples of cladding used on tower blocks in the United Kingdom and sent for testing following the Grenfell Tower tragedy have failed fire safety tests, the British Department for Communities and Local Government confirmed on Sunday .

Global Media 50 years after Loving: Interracial couples still face strife
Author: 0 50 years after Loving: Interracial couples still face strife

The Lovings appealed the local ruling all the way to the Supreme Court , where their sentence was unanimously overturned in 1967. The Lovings were jailed in 1958 for violating the Virginia's prohibition on interracial marriage . Over his 24 years on the Court, Marshall compiled a liberal record that included strong support for Constitutional protection of individual rights, especially the rights of criminal suspects against the government.

Global Media South Korea wants North Korea to host some 2018 Winter Olympics events
Author: 0 South Korea wants North Korea to host some 2018 Winter Olympics events

North Korean officials have reportedly declared the country's intent to take part in the Olympics after they boycotted the 1988 Summer Games in South Korea's capital Seoul . Do stated that he intends to discuss possible ways to ensure North Korea's participation at Pyeongchang 2018 with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Global Media Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity
Author: 0 Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

It was a day of firsts yesterday for Melania Trump - not only did she co-host her first White House picnic, but also gave her first interview since moving to Washington. One person who keeps in touch with the president said that while Trump gets angry at nearly everyone on his staff, his outbursts at McGahn have been more frequent.

Global Media Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61
Author: 0 Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61

Forty-one people were killed and over 200 persons were wounded in one of the worst acts of terrorism in Parachinar, the capital of Kurram Agency, on Friday. Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif condemned the attacks as the death tolls continued to rise. At the hospital in Quetta, anxious children stood by the bloodstained cots of wounded relatives, and Pakistani soldiers visited injured colleagues.

Author: 0 Trump suggests fitting border wall with solar panels

Lots of sun, lots of heat", he said. President Donald Trump vowed again to build a wall along the US-Mexico border in a tweet Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security has shortlisted 20 companies for their designs for the wall.

Global Media 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot can not wait to have a third child
Author: 0 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot can not wait to have a third child

The film has generated more than $620m worldwide since its launch 21 days ago, media reports say, and is on course to outperform the $665.7m made by Kung Fu Panda 2 - also directed by a woman. These two small final sequences have a narrative value, and allow us to complete the loop before returning to Wonder Woman in Justice League , whatever its role in fact! " Suicide Squad " comes in second with $745.6 million.

Author: 0 Cardiff terror suspect's family "shocked"

The worshippers had been at a Muslim welfare centre as part of celebrations for the holy month of Ramadan. Makram Ali, 51, died at the scene in his daughter's arms. In a separate telephone interview, his mother said she "screamed" when she saw his image on the television. The attack , which followed three Islamic State group-inspired attacks in Britain, drew criticism from the Muslim community, which said police were slow to call the incident a "terror attack ".

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman: 'People don't see … the good side' of North Korea

He died June 19 and some believe that brutal torture behind bars is to blame, although North Korea denies it and said it released him for "humanitarian reasons". North Korea is known for illegally detaining USA citizens on false allegations of spying and anti-state crimes. South Korean President Moon Jae-In, who had advocated talks with the North, said Pyongyang had a "heavy responsibility" in the events leading up to the University of Virginia student's death.

Author: 0 Ruling AIADMK faction extends support to Kovind

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday had announced that Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind would be their candidate for president. Chief Minister E Palanisamy had on Wednesday announced the faction's support to Kovind, who has since resigned as Governor of Bihar.

Global Media China tries Crown Resorts employees on gambling charges
Author: 0 China tries Crown Resorts employees on gambling charges

Australian Consul General in Shanghai Graeme Meehan said Crown's head of global VIP gambling, Jason O'Connor, was given a 10 month sentence in Shanghai's Baoshan District Court on Monday, SBS understands. The remaining three defendants who had been released on bail on November 11 were not fined or sentenced to prison, Crown Resorts said. "Crown remains respectful of the sovereign jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China", the firm added.

Author: 0 Jury finds officer who shot Philando Castile not guilty

Paul Public Schools said in a statement . Motorist Philando Castile was fatally wounded by Jeronimo Yanez after he was stopped in his auto in Falcon Heights, St Paul, in 2016. Gerry Martin isn't sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit - and possibly a weapon - on him.

Global Media Yoga Day at DU, JNU
Author: 0 Yoga Day at DU, JNU

You can see the jawans performing various yoga asanas in the extreme weather conditions in the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh. Wearing an Assamese gamochha around his neck, Modi led the celebration, the third edition of International Yoga Day , joined by over 50,000 people who kept him company through an 80-minute Yoga session.

Author: 0 Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

Turkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik said his country had no plans to review its military base in Qatar and that any demand for its closure would represent interference in the country's relations with the Gulf state. The four Arab nations called on Qatar to sever ties with the Muslim Brotherhood , ISIS, al Qaeda , Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh al Sham. "The leakage will further exasperate & prolong the Qatar crisis".

Global Media Seoul Conducts Missile Test as Pyongyang Tests Rocket Engine
Author: 0 Seoul Conducts Missile Test as Pyongyang Tests Rocket Engine

North Korea has tested several new missile systems this year, including a powerful midrange missile that experts say could one day reach targets as far as Hawaii or Alaska. The US has also urged China , Pyongyang's sole ally, to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programmes.

Global Media Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
Author: 0 Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

The University of DE is cutting ties with a part-time professor who provoked a controversial firestorm for saying North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier "deserved" to die. "And of course, it's Otto's parents who will pay the price for the rest of their lives". "Or instead of crying, they bluster and threaten their female professors".

Global Media Prime Minister to march in Canada's largest Pride parade today
Author: 0 Prime Minister to march in Canada's largest Pride parade today

Pride Toronto, organizers of the city's festival celebrating the LGBTQ community, says Trudeau will be marching in Sunday's parade again this year. He concluded by offering his condolences to the bereaved relatives of the victims of terrorism and thanking the armed forces, the police and the intelligence services for their work.

Global Media Ex-taekwondo boss Nnaji gets WTF award in Korea
Author: 0 Ex-taekwondo boss Nnaji gets WTF award in Korea

The North's sole International Olympic Committee member, Chang Ung, is travelling with the taekwondo team and will likely meet South Korean officials over cooperation on next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. A joint women's ice hockey team has been proposed, as well as the idea that North Korea could host some ski events. The presidential Blue House said the South's test was meant as a warning against the North's provocative acts over the past months.

Global Media Sushma Swaraj attacks former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar with old video
Author: 0 Sushma Swaraj attacks former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar with old video

He is Bihar's first Governor who has been nominated for this post. "Let us stand together, in spirit and action, to affirm our pledge to this sacred process ... Both Vinod Narayan and Paswan asked Nitish, who is the JD (U) president, to join the NDA after he announced his support for the BJP-led NDA nominee for President, Ram Nath Kovind.

Global Media Israel PM hails Modi's visit as 'very significant'
Author: 0 Israel PM hails Modi's visit as 'very significant'

The Prime Minister added that "1.25 crore equally talented Indians are there back in India , they are now getting supportive environment and soon we will develop India soon". While the above speaks to the maturity of India-U.S. ties today and the relatively deep institutionalization of the bilateral relationship at the bureaucratic level in both countries, Modi will have quite the task when he meets Trump .

Global Media Palestinian killed upon stabbing attack at Israeli soldiers
Author: 0 Palestinian killed upon stabbing attack at Israeli soldiers

Since 1992, much of the controversy surrounding Israel's settlement construction in the occupied territories has revolved around expanding existing settlements. The incident came as U.S. President Donald Trump's Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt , started his meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem and Ramallah on Tuesday.

Author: 0 No winners in Trump's reversal of US Cuba policy

And Cuba's main political and trade ally Venezuela is in crisis with triple-digit inflation and shortages of food and medicine fanning protests against the socialist government. Former President Barack Obama had adopted an appeasement policy towards Cuba, stated the Trump administration. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (via Miami Herald): "I fully support President Trump's announcement on his new Cuba policy and I commend my legislative brothers, Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Mario ...

Author: 0 Belgium foils terror attack: Suspect killed

There were no other casualties apart from the suspect, who was confirmed dead by prosecutors hours after the attack. The Belgian Foreign Ministry said there is no indication of other incidents but the threat level remains at 3, which warns of a "possible and likely threat".

Global Media Opposition Figures Arrested As Anti-Corruption Protests Roil Russia
Author: 0 Opposition Figures Arrested As Anti-Corruption Protests Roil Russia

An opposition organiser for Navalny in Vladivostok on the Pacific coast was detained and fined for illegally organising a rally, according to state news service RIA Novosti, which cited a regional lawmaker. His efforts to run for president may be complicated by his arrest on Monday. Security official Vladimir Chernikov told a Moscow radio station that the city did everything they could to make sure the protests could take place.

Global Media Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference
Author: 0 Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference

He returned home to OH on Tuesday in a coma after being "brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime", his family said in a statement. University of Cincinnati said Warmbier shows no signs of botulism . President Trump called him Wednesday and asked how the family was doing but said he was sorry about Otto's condition. The next day, Warmbier was flown to a USA base in Japan before making the longer journey to OH to be reunited with his family.

Global Media Russia destroys ISIS Command and Control centres in Syria
Author: 0 Russia destroys ISIS Command and Control centres in Syria

The ministry stressed that Russia's advanced diesel-electric Krasnodar submarine carried out launches of cruise missiles while submerged. The ministry said in a statement that strikes targeted and destroyed Islamic State command and control centres and ammunition depots in Syria's Hama province.

Global Media Indian Presidential poll no longer a one horse race
Author: 0 Indian Presidential poll no longer a one horse race

As usual, the kind of politician Lalu Prasad Yadav is he showed it by calling Meira Kumar " Bihar ki Beti" (daughter of Bihar) in his unusual style. Kumar's candidature was announced by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi with Sharad Pawar seated next to her. In the open letter to the members of the collegium, she said, they have the unique privilege to make history.

Author: 0 David Davis says he is not certain UK will secure Brexit deal

It is very, very, very clear that she is a good prime minister. Mr Davis said he took some blame for urging Mrs May to call the snap election , but he had not apologised to her for it. Mr Davis said: 'Yes. Mr Davis said Britain would need transitional trade arrangements with the European Union for a time after Brexit. Mr Davis said his message to Tory MPs seeking a leadership battle was: "Don't be so self indulgent".

Global Media CNN Retracts Anonymously Sourced Anti-Trump Russia Story
Author: 0 CNN Retracts Anonymously Sourced Anti-Trump Russia Story

The network published an editor's note on its website saying the story did not meet CNN's editorial standards. CNN's editors replaced the story with an editor's note explaining the story's removal. If you can't trust anonymous sources, whom can you trust? That anxious Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), who asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to look into whether Scaramucci "facilitate [d] prohibited transactions" or made any improper promises about an ...

Global Media Ryu shoots course-record 61 at NW Arkansas Championship
Author: 0 Ryu shoots course-record 61 at NW Arkansas Championship

Ryu won this year's first major, the ANA Inspiration , when she defeated Lexi Thompson in a playoff after Thompson was informed between the 12th green and 13th tee of the final round that she was being penalized four strokes for infractions that occurred the day before.

Global Media Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed semis
Author: 0 Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed semis

Andre Silva added a third on 80 minutes before Nani completed the rout in stoppage time to ensure Portugal progressed to last four as winners of Group A, finishing above Mexico on goal difference. Nani sent a special message to his son after scoring Portugal's fourth goal in the closing stages of their win over New Zealand . The deadlock was eventually broken in the 25th minute when Alexandr Erokhin lifted the ball into the box, where Alexandr Samedov was on hand to side-foot past ...

Global Media Victim's tip, armed citizens lead to capture of escaped Georgia inmates
Author: 0 Victim's tip, armed citizens lead to capture of escaped Georgia inmates

According to the FBI, Ricky Dubose , 24, and Donnie Rowe , 43, who were on the run since Tuesday , were spotted in Shelbyville, Tennessee on Thursday morning. Corrections officers Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue were killed by the inmates . The prison bus was equipped with security video and had 31 other inmates in its cage, Sills said.

Global Media Iran mocks reports that its Syria missile strike failed
Author: 0 Iran mocks reports that its Syria missile strike failed

US Central Command (CENTCOM) said that the Iranian-made drone was shot down after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces". "The coalition presence in Syria addresses the imminent threat ISIS in Syria poses globally", the US military said in a statement , referring to the Islamic State group, which controls a swath of territory in eastern Syria .

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.

Global Media London mosque attack driver charged with 'terrorism'
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.

Global Media 'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her
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".

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