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  • Karnataka can have its own state-flag: Constitutional expert

    Karnataka can have its own state-flag: Constitutional expert

    The announcement received instant criticism from opposition parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party who alleged that political considerations were at play. Meanwhile, Siddaramaiah defended the demand for a separate flag for the state. "The state flag is a recognition of our sentiments, culture and feelings", Kannada activist Bhimappa Gadad told News18.

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  • Turkey: Amnesty director remains in jail ahead of trial

    Turkey: Amnesty director remains in jail ahead of trial

    Among them is the director of the Turkish branch of Amnesty International, Idil Eser. Prosecutors accuse them of "committing a crime in the name of a terror organisation without being a member", it said. As part of the ongoing state of emergency - in place in Turkey since last year's coup attempt and recently extended for a fourth time - dozens of civil society organizations and media outlets have been shuttered, and activists and journalists jailed.

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  • Woman Shot by Minneapolis Police After Calling 911

    Woman Shot by Minneapolis Police After Calling 911

    Three sources who spoke to the Star Tribune said that Justine Damond was outside in her pajamas talking to the officer in the driver's seat of the police vehicle, when Noor, who was sitting in the passenger seat, suddenly drew his weapon and shot her.

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  • IL governor to block Chicago schools' funding boost

    IL governor to block Chicago schools' funding boost

    The Associated Press reports that although the state budget includes an additional $350 million for schools, it comes with changes in the state aid formula that Gov. "We have a chance to make history and adopt a new school funding plan that, for the first time, ensures all school districts in IL are equitably and adequately funded", Rauner said in a statement.

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  • Nigerians Top Of The List With Overstayed Visas In Us | See Details

    Nigerians Top Of The List With Overstayed Visas In Us | See Details

    DHS officials are billing the extra visas as being in line with the theme of the week, too: "This does help with American businesses continuing to prosper", one said. In the past, Mr Trump claimed he had to hire foreign workers for Mar-a-Lago because American workers were not available during busy tourist seasons in Florida.

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  • Brexit Talks To Begin In Earnest Negotiators Say

    Brexit Talks To Begin In Earnest Negotiators Say

    A picture of Mr Davis sitting opposite Mr Barnier as the negotiations got under way caused a bit of a stir, with the Brexit Secretary having no notes or papers in front of him. Barnier and Davis are to brief the media on Thursday, when they would give political endorsement to whatever officials have managed to agree. Davis has warned May repeatedly that the uncertain fate of the citizens was souring his meetings with member-states, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg this ...

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  • Skydiver kills self by not opening parachute

    Skydiver kills self by not opening parachute

    He told his wife that he was not planning to pull the ripcord and was "going somewhere wonderful". An employee immediately radioed the plane but learned that the 27-year-old had already jumped. The United States Parachute Association , of which Skydive Deland is a member, reported 21 fatalities related to skydiving in 2016 out of 3.2 million estimated jumps by its members.

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  • North Korea warns United Nations against imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang

    North Korea warns United Nations against imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang

    During a press conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump complimented his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, but said he could do more to help with the situation in North Korea . NAN reports that during a Security Council meeting on July 7, US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, threatened secondary sanctions if the council could not agree on new sanctions.

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  • Lewis Hamilton set to miss Formula 1's London live show

    We will carry on negotiating with the promoter in good faith and in private to reach a fair and equitable solution.. "But we have reached the tipping point". The organization added that " it is no longer profitable financially... in the current settings ". The race organisers say the fee will have leapt to STG25 million ($A42 million) by 2026 - the a year ago of the current contract.

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  • Human Chain of 80 People Rescues Drowning Family Trapped by Rip Current

    Human Chain of 80 People Rescues Drowning Family Trapped by Rip Current

    Roberta Ursrey , the mother of the two young boys who were caught in the current, toldCNN that "she spotted the boys, who are 8 and 11, screaming and crying far out in the water". The rest of the family joined in to save the kids but were caught in the rip currents, prompting beachgoers to form a chain . According to the outlet, 80 people , some standing in water up to their necks, helped form the chain.

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  • Amarnath yatra attack: Yechury asks despite intelligence inputs, why didn't govt act

    Amarnath yatra attack: Yechury asks despite intelligence inputs, why didn't govt act

    Threat over the Amarnath Yatra was looming even before the pilgrimage began. About 150,000 pilgrims have already completed the journey to Amarnath and tens of thousands more are expected to do so by the time it ends in late August. Eighteen opposition parties, which met at Parliament Library to decide their vice presidential candidate, unanimously passed a resolution against yesterday's terror strike, which they termed an attack on humanity and on India's plurality and diversity.

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  • SEX SCANDAL: Pope's aide arrives Australia to face charges

    SEX SCANDAL: Pope's aide arrives Australia to face charges

    Pell has since returned to Australia to face the charges, which he denies. His court appearance will make him become the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal. The tourist who was shooting the video is later heard telling Pell that his mother wanted to know if he was innocent. Thomas Doyle, a former Catholic priest and a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, told NPR last week that before these allegations, Pell had ...

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  • NYC rail commuters survive 1st day of repairs

    NYC rail commuters survive 1st day of repairs

    CBS2's Ali Bauman boarded a train in Summit at 7:26 a.m. and arrived in Hoboken about an hour later without any major problems. A massive two-month fix project will launch Monday at the country's busiest train station. Track and signal work at Penn in July and August will curtail operations for Amtrak and its tenants, the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit commuter lines.

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  • Trump pressures Congress to move forward with healthcare reform

    Trump pressures Congress to move forward with healthcare reform

    The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, published Monday, found that the uninsured rate among US adults was 11.7 percent in the second three months of this year, compared with a record low of 10.9 percent at the end of last year. Sen. Dean Heller, who is now a "no" on the bill, got yelled at by a man back home to vote for the bill. Facing few good options, Mr. McConnell last week signaled that Congress will have to patch up Obamacare's ailing markets if Republicans can not smooth over their ...

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  • Mahrez furious with Leicester over Arsenal delays

    Mahrez furious with Leicester over Arsenal delays

    The Algeria worldwide wants to join the Gunners and feels his club are backtracking on a vow made to him when he snubbed an exit to sign a new contract last summer. The Leicester manager confirmed Mahrez will definitely be in the squad that travels to Austria for a pre-season training camp and in the party that goes on to Hong Kong later in the month to compete in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

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  • Jerry Brown one-ups Trump on climate change with G20 announcement

    Jerry Brown one-ups Trump on climate change with G20 announcement

    Brown's summons, first reported by The New York Times , follows months of discussions between the governor and United Nations climate officials following the climate conference in Paris, which he attended. "It's hard to grasp the mortal danger that climate change represents", Brown said in an interview with The Times. It will feature big-name music acts like Coldplay and Shakira, as well as leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri.

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