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Australian Sergeant tackles suspect during media briefing

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Sunshine Coast-based Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards was speaking to media outside Maroochydore Police Station yesterday when a man in a red hoodie attempted to interrupt him. Det Snr Sgt Edwards suffered grazes to his head and a few marks on his suit from the scuffle, but the latter was " ready for a dry-clean anyway , " he remarked. Read More »

PM Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

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Gandhi also flagged the Rafale issue and said the Congress will continue to follow it up, said sources in the party. The Congress, however, played down the speculation surrounding Mr. "If anyone can lead the party, it is Rahul Gandhi", Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said at a press conference following the meeting on 25 May. Read More »

BJP MP Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker

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The BJP has planned to appoint MP Om Birla as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha . Calling Birla a "compassionate and ever-smiling leader", Modi said, "Om Ji represents Kota, a place that is mini-India, a land associated with education and learning". Read More »

Georgians angry over Russian MP's visit try to storm parliament

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Police held back protesters trying to enter the building and pushed back another surge two hours later. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Policemen detain a man during a protest against the visit of the Russian delegation in Tbilisi Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters clash with a policeman during mass a demonstration outside Georgia's parliament Why are there tensions between Georgia and Russia? . Read More »

Hope Hicks Gives Closed-Door Interview on Mueller Probe

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The White House lawyer allegedly said multiple times throughout the meeting that Hicks had blanket immunity and did not have to talk about her time in the White House. "Accordingly, her responses to specific questions about this period would likely implicate executive branch confidentiality interests concerning that decision-making process". Read More »

Vape pen explodes, shattering teenager's jaw and knocking out some teeth

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Katie Russell , a pediatric surgeon who treated the teen , told The Post . They drove from Ely, Nevada, to a hospital in Salt Lake City in the neighbouring state of Utah - a journey of more than 240 miles. "This technology hit the market by storm and people are not aware", she told the Times . The teenager was left with a gaping hole in his gums, the Dr. Read More »

Acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan resigns citing ‘painful’ family situation

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He cited family reasons. Shanahan, who was confirmed early in the Trump administration as deputy secretary of defense, came to government from a career as a senior manager and executive from Boeing . Who will be the next Pentagon chief? Shanahan's nomination had been bogged down in the congressional confirmation process. Mr. Esper , meanwhile, steps into the spotlight and a potential nomination process that most in the wider defense community hope will go smoothly after months ... Read More »

Trial Of Navy SEAL Accused Of War Crime Takes Dramatic Turn

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The case has already attracted the attention of several members of Congress and President Donald Trump , who said he is considering a pardon for Gallagher . Gallagher also is accused, according to a charge sheet, of shooting at a male and female noncombatant and of posing for a photo next a corpse during his reenlistment ceremony. Read More »

Four TDP Rajya Sabha MPs likely to join BJP?

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Crisis is not new to the party. The leaders also passed a resolution to merge the Legislature Party of Telugu Desam Party ( TDP ) with the BJP. In a resolution, they wrote, "Inspired and encouraged by the impeccable leadership of Shri Narendra Modi ji and the developmental policies being pursued by him in the overall interest of the nation, we have made a decision to merge with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with immediate effect". Read More »

U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East

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Combined with the USA accusing Tehran of being behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, many fear that conflict between the two is imminent. Rouhani said Iran was entitled to suspend some of its commitments under the deal, adding that the country's move was "the smallest possible reaction to the "breaches" committed by the U.S. Read More »

A trip to the White house for the Toronto Raptors uncertain

When asked, Trump said he would have to "think about it". Raptors coach Nick Nurse has already said the team is working on a meeting with Trudeau. "We're Canada's team anyway, right?" Nurse said he's been in contact with Canadian officials about a visit but details have yet to be smoothed out. Read More »

Trumps choice for US Defence Secretary pulls out

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In a statement late Monday, Shanahan said it was "painful" to see his past "dredged up and painted in an incomplete and therefore misleading way as a result of this nomination process". Tuesday marked the 168th day for which the post of the Secretary of Defense is vacant. Shanahan's nomination was announced by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in May but not formally transmitted to the Senate. Read More »

Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

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President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kick-off rally. "That is why I have asked Congress to prohibit extreme late-term abortion". "Keep America Great", the slogan he announced, is not new. But there's no question that a lengthy probe into Trump's murky dealings with Russian Federation and his divisive, bruising style has left him wounded. Read More »

Here Are The Seven Republicans Who Blocked Trump’s Saudi Arms Sale

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A third vote, covering the remaining 20 resolutions as a group, ended with a narrower 51-45 margin. Separately, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a forthcoming U.S. The $8 billion arms sale included precision guided munitions, other bombs and ammunition and aircraft maintenance support. The vote comes a day after a United Nations rapporteur urged Washington to determine the responsibility of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the ... Read More »

Sajid Javid knocked out in fourth round of Tory leadership race

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But Rory Stewart lost ten votes and ended up with the fewest number of votes, so has been eliminated from the Tory leadership contest. A fifth ballot later today (local time) will determine the final two candidates. There had been speculation in the British press in the runup to the third vote that Stewart had been talking to Gove about combining forces. Bookmakers say Johnson has a 10 in 11 chance of becoming the next Conservative leader. Read More »

Year Old Critical After Shooting During Weekend Of London Violence

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The US president, Donald Trump, lashed out at Khan on Sunday, quoting the far-right commentator Katie Hopkins to accuse him of being "a disaster " over the violence. Officers arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of murder in Victoria shortly before midnight on Saturday and a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Croydon, south London, on Sunday. Read More »

Donald Trump launches 2020 reelection campaign

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US President Donald Trump raised US$24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign. Some experts believe that the White House itself has encouraged the publication of such news in Fox news to justify the future removal of John Bolton or Mike Pompeo, but the news about the decline of Trump's popularity in Florida has caused great worries among his republican fans. Read More »

Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

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The IAG is one of the world's largest airline groups with 582 aircraft flying to 268 destinations around the world, carrying 113 million passengers in 2018. Orders don't go into a company's order book until they are firm. IAG's LOI had echoes of the order by Walsh's compatriot and Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary of 100 Boeing 737-800s in January 2002, after a drop in orders of 45 per cent in the months after the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States for a price that ... Read More »

Odisha orders testing of litchi fruit after encephalitis deaths in Bihar

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The state government said that most of the children have died due to hypoglycemia, a medical condition caused by very low levels of blood sugar and electrolyte imbalance. The Central group will comprise experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), World Health Organisation (WHO), Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Women and Child Development along with experts of ... Read More »

Xi Hails ‘New Chapter’ With North Korea Ahead of Landmark Visit

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Through the upcoming visit, Xi also expressed his willingness to work hand-in-hand with Chairman Kim and the DPRK comrades to chart the course of China-DPRK relations and open a new chapter for their traditional friendship. Biegun, who was speaking before this announcement, stressed the positive role both Russian Federation and China have played in efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and said he had "every expectation" that Chinese President Xi Jinping would send ... Read More »

Hong Kong Leader Offers Apology to Protesters

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam has personally apologised for the extradition law debacle but the postponed controversial bill will not be scrapped, despite a protest on Sunday attended by "two million" people . Since Lam has bowed to public pressure in shelving the bill indefinitely, it's unlikely to become law anytime soon. This shift in mentality is probably why the extradition bill protests have managed to attract such huge crowds of people, despite not having key figures organizing and ... Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez Slammed for Calling Border Facilities ‘Concentration Camps’

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However, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action defended Ocasio-Cortez, saying that the real outrage should be directed at the Trump administration and not the congresswomen's language. "Opening an impeachment inquiry is exactly what we must do when the President obstructs justice, advises witnesses to ignore legal subpoenas, & more ", she continued. Read More »

Iran says it will not extend 60-day nuclear deal deadline

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Iran has threatened to take fresh steps to leave the deal on 27 June by breaching enriched uranium limits set out in the 2015 agreement. "Iran is really not someone that we depend on for oil". The crisis began when President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action-also known as the Iran nuclear deal-last year, demanding a new agreement with tighter restrictions on Iran's nuclear program, ballistic missile research and regional influence. Read More »

China earthquake quake kills 11, injures 122

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At least 13 people were killed in Monday night's 6.0-magnitude quake that struck Sichuan province, though the casualty figure may have been far worse were it not for an early warning system developed by a man who was shaken by the 2008 Wenchuan natural disaster. Read More »

NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Found Guilty On All Counts!

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Jurors began deliberating at 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday and came to their verdict after about four hours of deliberation. The counts involved ranged from racketeering, wire fraud, forced labor conspiracy, and sex trafficking . Among the ugly details that emerged at trial: Raniere allegedly called one woman "Norelco" because she had no pubic hair , urged her to have an abortion as a "great opportunity to lose weight and get fit", and shamed women he'd surrounded himself with to lose ... Read More »

Teen Charged With Killing Friend For '$9M Pay Out From Man Online'

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Incredibly, Brehmer did all of this for a person she had never met or even seen. McIntosh is being charged as an adult, and Schilmiller is being extradited to Alaska and is now in federal custody, according to CNN . Schilmiller was also alleged to have molested children as young as eight years old, and was connected to the case after pornographic photos were found of underage girls on Brehmer's phone. Read More »

Scowling Bashir emerges from Khartoum prosecutors office

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On Sunday, the 75-year-old former President who had led Sudan for three decades appeared in public as he was transferred from the maximum prison in Khartoum where he is being detained, to the office of the anti-corruption prosecutor.Bashir wore traditional white robes and turban. Read More »