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Sources said that the decision was a step forward towards the reunion of the two warring factions of the AIADMK. "I have been nominated by the general secretary (Sasikala) in an extraordinary situation (after she was convicted and jailed in the assets case)", Dhinakaran said, justifying his appointment as deputy general secretary as valid.
  • 4-year-old shot in head in apparent road rage incident

    4-year-old shot in head in apparent road rage incident

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    The young boy was shot in the head. The SUV the mother and her child were in had multiple windows shot out. At the time of the incident, Hill's 7-year-old daughter was also in the auto, but she was not injured. It happened early Monday near the area of West 28th Street and Division Avenue. The mother told officers the vehicle started following her onto Interstate 90 about midnight, police said.
  • China urges N. Korea to abide by United Nations sanctions, stop missile tests

    China urges N. Korea to abide by United Nations sanctions, stop missile tests

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    The document implies prohibition of imports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead and seafood from the Asian nation by the UN member states. North Koreans work in China , Russia and the Arab countries in the Persian Gulf in a variety of businesses ranging from factories to restaurants and nightclubs and are estimated to send home several billion dollars in revenue, a large portion of which the government claims, according to United Nations sanctions experts.
  • Probe blames 'excessive corrosion' for fatal accident at Ohio State Fair

    Probe blames 'excessive corrosion' for fatal accident at Ohio State Fair

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    The statement said KMG officials traveled to the accident scene in Columbus to review video footage of the July 26 accident and conduct metallurgical tests of the beam. Jarrell's family has hired an attorney to possibly pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. A similar ride at the Orange County Fair in California was also shut down to undergo a re-inspection after the OH incident, ABC station KABC in Los Angeles said.
  • Israel preparing to close Al Jazeera offices: minister

    Israel preparing to close Al Jazeera offices: minister

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    Israel wants to close Al Jazeera's broadcast offices in Jerusalem and revoke its journalists' press credentials in the nation because officials say the news organization is inciting terrorism. Al Jazeera's English newsroom in Doha, Qatar. Netanyahu had accused Al Jazeera of encouraging a recent crisis that took place around a holy site in Jerusalem known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif.
  • 72nd anniversary of atomic bombing marked by prayers

    72nd anniversary of atomic bombing marked by prayers

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    Matsui was speaking at a ceremony here August 6 at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to mark the 72nd anniversary of the city's destruction from atomic bombing. "As long as nuclear weapons exist and policymakers threaten their use, their horror could leap into our present at any moment". "Given this development, the governments of all countries must now strive to advance further toward a nuclear-weapon-free world", Matsui said in his annual Peace Declaration.
  • Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn

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    Mueller's focus on the payments marks the first time his investigation has asked the White House to submit documents for its review. Washington- US federal investigators are examining whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn was secretly paid by the Turkish government to lobby, according to a report from The New York Times published on Friday.
  • Doklam stand-off: 'China will inform India before a small-scale war'

    Doklam stand-off: 'China will inform India before a small-scale war'

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    We could be in a full scale war with China within a month. Desai was also asked separately and directly whether the United States would stand with India in case a war does break out between the two nuclear-armed Asian countries. So why hasn't the PLA started? But Bhutan's official statement isn't to say that it does not wish to resolve border disputes with China. "India, which has stirred up the incident, should bear all the consequences".
  • Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified

    Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified

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    Saturday's insider attack, which comes as US officials weigh sending more troops to Afghanistan, is the latest in a series of "green-on-blue" shootings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military personnel by Afghan soldiers and police. The shops in the building were closed when the attack took place. The United States has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan on a dual mission of training, advising and assisting Afghan forces in their fight against the Taliban and conducting counterterrorism ...
  • Naidu will serve nation as diligent, dedicated VP: Modi

    Naidu will serve nation as diligent, dedicated VP: Modi

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    As per the norms, Members of both Houses of Parliament vote in the vice-presidential election through secret ballot and no whip is allowed. Eleven votes were rejected. "I promise to uphold the constitution and the high standards set by my esteemed predecessors", Naidu said on Twitter . Naidu became BJP president ofthe BJP at the age of 51 and he was the youngest president of the party From someone, who as a young party functionary used to make arrangements for Vajpayee's rallies, he ...
  • Venezuelan opposition leader under house arrest after being detained

    Venezuelan opposition leader under house arrest after being detained

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    Venezuelan opposition leader and the mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, is now under house arrest after spending three days in jail, according to the BBC. Smartmatic CEO Antonio Mugica said Wednesday in London that results recorded by his company's systems and those reported by the National Electoral Council show the official turnout count of 8 million was off by at least 1 million votes.
  • China tells India to cease making excuses and withdraw its troops

    China tells India to cease making excuses and withdraw its troops

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    China claims that 48 Indian soldiers, backed by a "large number" of troops, have been deployed at Doklam area which is acting as a hindrance for the country to build a road on its side of the boundary. India's government, meanwhile, has signalled it is prepared for a long stand-off, lasting months, even years. India fears that the road-building activity would allow Chinese troops to cut its access to the seven states in the Northeast.
  • Brent Bozell: Jeff Flake Is 'Imposter' Posing as Conservative

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    They dissed the White House budget director, defended the attorney general against the president's attacks and passed veto-proof sanctions on Russian Federation over his administration's objections. The comments were echoed by other Republican senators. And we got [President George W. Bush's education overhaul law] No Child Left Behind, which was, I thought, big federal overreach into local education policy.
  • BCC comments on Bank of England's 'Super Thursday'

    BCC comments on Bank of England's 'Super Thursday'

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    Sterling fell by more than 0.8 per cent against the euro, to 0.90297p, approaching the 0.9182p low reached last November as "hard Brexit " fears were at their height. Since then one of the dissenters, Kristin Forbes, has left the central bank. Ian McCafferty and Michael Saunders, both external members of the MPC, voted to hike.
  • Two dead, nine injured in gas explosion at United States school

    Two dead, nine injured in gas explosion at United States school

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    Five others have already been discharged. The chief said fire crew were searching for what was initially reported three missing persons when they found the body. "We heard a man yell 'gas!' and 'get out!' and we saw one sprint down the street and one sprint into the building, kind of standing in the doorway, yelling it", he told WCCO .
  • Trump 'dictated' son's statement on Russian lawyer meeting

    Trump 'dictated' son's statement on Russian lawyer meeting

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    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump was probably making a joke last week when he encouraged police officers to be tougher when making arrests. According to CNN , rumor are that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would be the one chosen by Trump to replace Sessions, but on Monday the ex-mayor told the news channel that the Attorney General " Had made the right decision under the rules of the Department of Justice, by refusing to oversee the ...
  • Woman who encouraged boyfriend to kill himself faces 20 years in prison

    Woman who encouraged boyfriend to kill himself faces 20 years in prison

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    Michelle Carter will find out if she is going to prison for the involuntary manslaughter of her late boyfriend when the judge on the case announces her sentence at 2 pm EST. The guilty verdict came as a surprise, in part because the State of MA has not, unlike other States in the u.s., law to criminalize the encouragement of suicide.
  • United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley says she's 'done' with diplomacy with North Korea

    United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley says she's 'done' with diplomacy with North Korea

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    Graham said in the interview that Trump told him that there will be a war with North Korea over its missile program if it continues to threaten the US. He tweeted again in June: "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out". The editorial appeared to be responding to Trump's accusations on Twitter that China was doing "nothing for us with North Korea, just talk".
  • North Korea Submarines a Concern

    North Korea Submarines a Concern

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    Two US defense officials told CNN at the time that the North Korean Romeo-class submarine was engaged in "unusual deployment activity" in the waters off the coast of Japan and was patrolling farther that it has ever gone, sailing some 100 kilometers out to sea in global waters.