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Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Survives Assassination Attempt, Sustains Bullet Injuries

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Iqbal was shot on the right shoulder while he was sitting in a vehicle, the minister's aide Asim Khan confirmed. The interior minister was being shifted to Lahore for further treatment. PPP leader and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Sherry Rehman expressed regret at the incident. Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto and other PPP leaders also condemned the attack on Ahsan Iqbal. Read More »

Afghanistan: Blast at Mosque in Khost Province, 13 Dead

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Habib Shah Ansari, the provincial head of public health, provided the first precise toll from the attack, which was earlier confirmed by other officials. Along with the seven Indian engineers, Afghan driver is also abducted by unknown armed men while travelling to a government-run power station on Sunday, Reuters quoted a police spokesman. Read More »

France condemns Trump gun comments on Paris attacks

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Boom, come over here. A stadium, cafes, restaurants and a concert hall were attacked. Every country is free to define its own laws when it comes to bearing arms. "They say it's as bad as a military war zone hospital". Trump, who is due to visit Britain on July 13, told NRA members that a "once very prestigious" London hospital, which he did not name, had become overwhelmed with victims of knife attacks. Read More »

Indian Engineers Kidnapped In Afghanistan'Say Tales, s Baglan

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The kidnapping took place in Bagh-e-Shamal village, TOLONews reported. Provincial Public Health officials confirmed the casualties and said 33 others have sustained injuries. Local authorities are linking the abduction to the Taliban, however, they are yet to take responsibility for the action. They're traveling into some government-run power channel at a mini bus when unknown gunmen abducted their Afghan driver on Sunday, Reuters quoted a police spokesman as stating. Read More »

Trump battles furor over Stormy Daniels hush payment

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Earlier, his legal aide Rudy Giuliani had said the money was Mr Trump's personal cash. And Mueller owes us a report saying that Russian Federation collusion means nothing, it didn't happen. Trump persisted and rattled off what he called a series of achievements as president, including progress in the Korean nuclear crisis. That announcement came after Cohen's office and home were raided by the FBI, which led to a legal battle with Trump and Cohen's lawyers attempting to block federal ... Read More »

Trump threatens to 'close up' country if border wall isn't built

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He said people entering the US illegally are taking advantage of Democrat-backed "catch-and-release" policies and fail to show up for their immigration court dates. The victor of Tuesday's race will fight to unseat Democrat and sitting Senator Sherrod Brown in November. "If we don't have borders, you don't have a country", he said, chiding Democrats for "open border" policies. Read More »

USA slams China over 'Orwellian' bid to police airline websites

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Taiwan, which sees itself as a sovereign state with its own government, is considered by China as a rogue province and an inseparable part of its territory. Trump tweeted on Friday that he would meet with United States trade officials once they returned from their meetings in China. Trump said Friday on Twitter that he'd receive a briefing Saturday about the delegation's visit. Read More »

Brace for more storms till May 8, states told

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in an update issued a few days ago, had indicated the possibility of a fresh thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds in parts of Rajasthan , west Uttar Pradesh , Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. Read More »

Coalmine Blast Kills 16 In Southwest Pakistan

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The post 16 Miners Killed In Pakistan Gas Explosion appeared first on Channels Television . The collapse occurred because of gas explosion. "So far 16 dead bodies and six injured miners have been recovered from the mine", he said. One mine worker is still under the debris, rescue operation is underway. Most of the labourers in the incident belonged to a village in Shangla district of Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Read More »

Latest updates as voters head to the polls

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will face her first electoral test since losing her parliamentary majority previous year. May's Conservative party is braced for defeats in London , where all 32 local councils are up for grabs, and which is a traditional stronghold of the opposition Labour party. Read More »

Trump Administration Official Blames China's 'Evil Practices' for Trade War With US

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A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China last week could make it even more hard to resolve a trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. Investors will probably conclude that "it's harder to get a deal than many market participants might have thought a week or a month ago", Kevin Warsh, a former Federal Reserve governor, said on Bloomberg TV on Friday. Read More »

BJP unveils party's manifesto for Karnataka assembly elections 2018

The manifesto was released by BJP Karnataka President B.S. Yeddyurappa, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar and other party leaders. The BJP failed to meet over 90 per cent of the promises it made in its manifesto for the 2008 Assembly election and has again put forth a similar "pack of lies", the Chief Minister said. Read More »

Alastair Campbell berates Labour over local election results

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The headline-grabbing results in the capital, where over 40 percent of the seats are being contested, are forecast to see a swing toward the opposition Labour Party, reinvigorated under socialist Jeremy Corbyn and fighting a campaign focused on the effects of eight years of Conservative-led spending cuts. Read More »

McCain Funeral Plans Reportedly Include Vice President Pence, But Not President Trump

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In his memoir, McCain said Trump had appeared to mock the idea the United States should promote its values overseas and slammed him for threatening to kill the spouses and children of terrorists during his campaign. ahead of the 2016 Presidential Election. He has been fiercely critical of Trump since the president took office early past year, particularly for not dealing harshly enough with what he perceives as a growing Russian threat. Read More »

Pakistan Army Chief confirms death sentences for 11 'hardcore terrorists'

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The ISPR identified the terrorists awarded sentences as Burhanuddin, Mohammad Zaib, Saleem, Izzat Khan, Mohammad Imran, Yousaf Khan, Nadir Khan, Arifullah, Bakhat Muhammad and others. These convicts admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court, the military said, adding that all the convicts were members of the proscribed organizations. Read More »

Stifel Nicolaus Lowers Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Price Target to $71.00

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The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $13.15 and compares with the $10.05 52-week low. A total of 4.93 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume is 5.52 Million. Mariner Wealth Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Capital International Inc increased its stake in Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) by 44.53% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Read More »

NSA Tripled The Amount Of Surveillance It Conducted In 2017

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While the overall call record collection jumped, the number of invasive orders dropped by almost half to 33, TechCrunch reports . The 2017 call records tally remained far less than an estimated billions of records collected per day under the NSA's old bulk surveillance system, which was exposed by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in 2013. Read More »

Narendra Modi to visit Nepal on 11-12 May

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The visiting dignitary will also inspect a guard of honour. Former foreign minister and RPP leader Kamal Thapa says he is against the public felicitation of Indian Prime Minister Modi in Nepal. "Apart from Kathmandu , the possibility of a visit to Janakpur and Muktinath is being explored", he told media. "I also remember the words from the Indian leaders during my visit to India", he noted. Read More »

Protests break out in Paris against Macron government's reforms

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The organizers of the protest reported some 160,000 participants, while law enforcement disclosed a much lower number of 40,000. "Luckily no journalist was inside when the smoke bomb was thrown", Collomb said. With a political opposition in tatters, Macron has vowed to press on with his bid to reboot the economy, even as he faces one of his sternest tests to date with a rolling strike by rail workers protesting a shake-up at state-owned train company SNCF. Read More »

US Suspects Chinese of Lasing Military Aircraft in Africa

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They are reportedly recovering. "They are very serious incidents", White said. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said that the USA is confident that Chinese nationals are responsible for the use of the lasers, which targeted aircraft on several occasions in the last few weeks. Read More »

Cavs, Celts go up 2-0

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Toronto couldn't counter and Cleveland continued cutting the Raptors to bits and pieces in the fourth en route to an unbelievable 128-110 triumph for an unlikely 2-0 Cavs lead. What kind of matchups will the best sportsbooks on the web predict for Game 3? The Raptors blew a late lead in game 1, and got blown out on their home floor in game 2. Read More »

GOP moves to block sex ed money to Planned Parenthood

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Anthony List's Marjorie Dannenfelser, the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, National Right to Life's Carol Tobias and Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver, wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, urging him to "separate the Title X network of family planning providers from abortionists like Planned Parenthood ". Read More »

Attempts to rescue trapped Sibanye-Stillwater miners continue

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In February, almost 1,000 miners were trapped underground for 30 hours following a power cut caused by a storm in another mine owned by Sibanye-Stillwater. The 2017 death toll in South Africa's mines increased to 88, surpassing the 2016 figure of 73, and ending nine straight years of falling fatalities in a country with an unforgiving geology. Read More »

Trump to host South Korea's Moon for May 22 talks: White House

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Trump's "fire and fury the world has never seen before" and "small rocket man" statements were met with Kim's threat to hit anywhere on U.S. territory. "As I said yesterday, stayed tuned". 'Now I'm trying to calm it down a little bit'. Other possible sites reportedly include Mongolia, Singapore and Switzerland. Read More »

Imperial Capital Research Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)

The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $6.81 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on May, 4 by Barchart.com . If the $18.42 price target is reached, the company will be worth $545.04 million more. In total 32 funds closed positions, 105 reduced and 85 increased. Funds hold 381.83 million shares thus 0.86% less from 2017Q3's 385.12 million shares. Read More »

Trump says guns would have stopped Paris terror attack

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Making a gun gesture with his fingers and shouting boom, he told the audience that if one employee or just one patron had a gun... or if one person in this room had been there with a gun the attackers would have been stopped in their tracks. Read More »

Oil Hits Highest Since November 2014 As Iran Tensions Mount

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Although geopolitical risks trump fundamentals right now, oil prices could react later today to the Baker Hughes rig count data, a proxy for USA production growth, and to the US dollar movements after the U.S.jobs report that showed unemployment rate dropping to an 18-year low to 3.9 percent, but non-farm payrolls growth missing expectations. Read More »

FBI Officials James Baker and Lisa Page Reportedly Leaving the Bureau

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Their politically biased texts were discovered as part of a Justice Department inspector general's investigation into the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation. House Republicans claim Baker was behind leaks from a salacious dossier about Trump and Russian Federation. A second source familiar with Baker's thinking said his departure was unrelated to Page's resignation and that hers came as a surprise to him. Read More »

Trump to Add Clinton Impeachment Lawyer Emmet Flood to Replace Ty Cobb

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The president said, "You have a group of investigators that are all Democrats". "There was no collusion with the Russians, there was nothing, there was no obstruction", he added. On Tuesday, Trump said it was "disgraceful" that a list of proposed questions drafted in response to Mueller's negotiations with the legal team was "leaked" to the news media. Read More »

Amit Shah begins road show in Mysuru; skips campaigning in Chamundeshwari

Mr Shah said he was throwing the challenge to Mr Gandhi since the latter had recently expressed confidence that Congress was returning to power in MP in the year-end elections. Shah later went back to Bangalore. He also praised the work done by Chouhan in the state. Recently, in Karnataka, Rahul Baba (Rahul Gandhi) claimed the Congress will win the polls in MP. Read More »

Israel Withdraws From Race for 2019/2020 Security Council Seat

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However, a United Nations source, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Tel Aviv had pulled out of the race for a Security Council seat in 2019- 20 because of its low chance of winning. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the decision upon a recommendation from the Foreign Ministry. In all, five seats are up for grabs but three of those are reserved for Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific regions. Read More »

Kathua rape case: Lawyer Deepika Rajawat is lauded by Emma Watson

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The article shared by Emma Watson brings attention to Deepika Singh Rajawat's confident and professional demeanour as she is flanked by men who are not staring at her. The Supreme Court has stayed till May 7 the trial in the Kathua gangrape and murder case, after being seized with petitions seeking shifting of the trial to Chandigarh and handing over the investigation to the CBI. Read More »

Severe Storm Likely in Central and Southern Iowa Thursday

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Some of these storms were killers, including the twisters which moved through and/or near Dover, Shawnee, Perry and Bridge Creek, and the Moore and southern Oklahoma City metropolitan areas. With such a small area forecast for tornadoes, tornado chasers will likely all try to converge on the same storms, creating traffic jams and other dangers. Read More »