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15 people martyred in two bomb blasts in Parachinar


At least 30 people were killed and over 100 injured, with fears of casualties rising, after two subsequent explosions hit a densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city Friday evening. Police officials said nine policemen were among the dead. Pakistani nursing staff attend an injured girl at a hospital in Quetta , Pakistan, Friday, June 23, 2017. Read More »

At least 5 killed in blast in Pakistan's Quetta


Pakistan bomb blasts: The injured have been rushed to the hospital. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the act in Quetta . Sunni hardliners, now operating through different Taliban factions including the Islamic State group, consider them heretics and have often targeted them. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing American Otto Warmbier

The North Koreans had told United States officials that Warmbier slipped in a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Warmbier died Monday after his June 13 return to his home state of OH, where doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center treated him. Read More »

Desert Foothills Lutheran Church held Vacation Bible Camp


June 25. Mondays and from 10-11 a.m. Pleasant Baptist Church , 2948 Marysville Road, Altavista, for Brother William Pannell, our guests will be Minister Zenith Yuille, and musical guests Nikkia Pannell and Minister Dietrich Robinson. Music, crafts, Bible study, snacks and lunch will be provided. All ages are welcome. Transportation provided, for more information call: (434) 847-8209. Read More »

How the Senate's health care plan compares to House bill, Obamacare

In another expression of Republican principles, the bill would make it much easier for states to set their own rules for insurance regulation, a return to the norm before Obamacare . Tax boosts Obama levied on upper income people and medical industry companies would be repealed, and another on costly employer-provided health insurance would be delayed. Read More »

Stable Stock: Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)


Total cash per share on the most recent quarter is 5.44. Contrarius Investment Management Ltd raised its position in shares of Twitter by 31.9% in the third quarter. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at Read More »

Half of All Americans Think Media Overhyping Trump Allegations in Russia Probe

However, when asked whether they approve of the job Trump is doing, 82% of the Republicans polled said yes, while only 6% of Democrats said so (35% of independents approved). That's according to the latest data out from the monthly Harvard-Harris Poll, which illustrates that a clear majority of Americans are ready to move on from the "Russia interference" investigations. Read More »

Jat stir affects rail, road network in Bharatpur, Dholpur


The agitators from Dholpur and Bharatpur have been demanding benefits under the OBC category after the Rajasthan High Court had ended their reservation in 2015. The protesters are sitting on the tracks disrupting the traffic on Alwar-Mathura, Agra-Jaipur, and Bandikui-Agra sections, forcing the North Western Railway authorities to cancel and divert trains. Read More »

China asked U.S. officials to remove THAAD from South Korea

The relations between the United States and China have undergone a profound transformation over the past 40 years, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said following Wednesday's dialogue, adding that the four dialogue mechanisms "provide an opportunity to consider how we're going to engage and how we're going to live with one another over the next 40 years". Read More »

China nursery blast: Eight dead in Jiangsu explosion


The Xuzhou city government said the incident is under investigation. China in the past witnessed knife attacks on kindergarten school children by disgruntled people. While 65 people were injured with nine in a critical condition. Officials said the bus driver, angry at losing overtime wages, had set the fire. It is the latest tragedy to strike a kindergarten in China in recent weeks . Read More »

Macron supports globalisation, but not European "naivety" on trade

The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, said there are "thousands of questions to ask" about May's proposals, and questioned why the British leader was laying them out with European Union leaders instead of with the Brexit negotiators. The 39-year-old Macron, who grew up in a united Europe and campaigned on an unabashedly pro-EU platform, promised to forge ahead with Germany to make a bloc soon to be composed of 27 instead of 28 nations stronger and more relevant to citizens. Read More »

Russian media reports army may have killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi


The foreign ministry says the Headquarters of the Russian force grouping in the Syrian Arab Republic had received information about the meeting of leaders of the terrorist group ISIS in the southern suburb of the city of Raqqa. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported airstrikes south of Raqqah May 28 that killed 18 people, including 10 Islamic State fighters. Read More »

United States would like nuclear deal with India to go forward

He will reach Washington at 6am on Sunday where the White House is "rolling out the red carpet" for him. In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House. We will deliberate on means to intensify our cooperation in counter-terrorism and on other global issues of mutual interest. Washing also sees India's role in Afghanistan as positive the official said and discussions on that will be part of the talks between the two leaders. Read More »

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Republican leaders in the House faced the same challenges in March that their Senate counterparts are now confronting. On Twitter, Trump said he was "very supportive" of the bill. She was asked about the bill's impact on lower-income Iowans now covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. "I'm not just concerned about myself, but about the people who may need to go into nursing homes and won't be able to any longer". Read More »

Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier

Warmbier's family was reportedly by his side when he passed away , less than a week after he returned to the United States in a state of unresponsive wakefulness. Warmbier died Monday, June 19, 2017, relatives said in a statement . No autopsy was performed, at the request of his family. Eighty-five percent of North Korea's imports in 2015 came from China, according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity. Read More »

IRGC Missile Attack Proves Iran Can Counter All Threats: MP

It has also sent thousands of Shiite recruits to fight in Syria and battle IS in neighbouring Iraq , according to officials. In another first, Iran fired ballistic missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria , in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. Read More »

Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election


Gowdy replied: " Most of the information now available was available in the fall of 2016". "We had no indication prior to the election that adversaries were planning cyber operations against election infrastructure that would change the outcome of the 2016 election ", he added. Read More »

Iran Has Drone Base Near US Troops in Syria

General Ramazan Sharif of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) warned ISIS from carrying out future attacks because " if they carry out a specific action to violate our security, definitely there will be more launches, with intensified strength ". Read More »

London apartment buildings evacuated over fire safety concerns

On Friday (23) evening the London Fire Brigade advised that there were a number of fire safety issues, that we and the LFB were previously unaware of, in the Chalcots buildings and recommended that residents should not remain in the buildings until these issues are resolved. Read More »

Bodies of Missing Sailors Recovered from USS Fitzgerald

Joseph Aucoin declined to say how numerous seven missing sailors had been recovered from the Fitzgerald because the families of those who died were still being informed Sunday. "But I told him, 'There's a reason you're still here and make that count'". Once the ship arrived in Yokosuka , divers began inspecting the damage and developing a plan for repairs and inspection of the spaces, a release said. Read More »

20 dead, 50 wounded in Afghanistan auto bombing

Omar Zwak, spokesman for Helmand Province's governor, said more than 50 people were also wounded in the June 22 blast in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah . The insurgents control large swathes of Helmand province, of which Lashkar Gah is the capital. Almost 50 others were wounded. But the provincial governor and police chief emphasized that most of the dead were civilians. Read More »

Republicans have 'zero margin for error' to pass the Senate healthcare bill

If it passes, President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress will be on the edge of a major overhaul of the American health care system - about one-sixth of the nation's economy. He said amendments during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation". During a White House meeting last week with 13 Republican senators, Trump said the House version was "mean" and urged the senators to make it more generous. Read More »