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Only Modi Model of Development Can Lead Tripura to Progress: Amit Shah Only Modi Model of Development Can Lead Tripura to Progress: Amit Shah
- May 07, 2017

Tripura is the only Left-ruled state among the four states where elections are to be held in 2018. And after achieving this target, it would start working on its next aim that is ensuring a "Congress-free" Northeast. He blamed the Manik Sarkar government for the joblessness, crime against women and corruption in the state. When asked, if the BJP would form any alliance in the state, he didn't answer anything directly but said that alliances have helped the party in other northeastern states. (more...)
Palestinians organize sit-in outside of ICRC building in support of hunger strikers
- May 07, 2017

The video shows Barghouti eating cookies and a candy bar on two occasions in the last two weeks. During the strike, Israeli settlers, including members of the National Union Party set up barbecues outside the Ofer jails within close proximity to the prisoners to taunt strikers. (more...)
University of Texas at Austin Faces Tragic Loss
- May 07, 2017

Witnesses described a sudden and seemingly random assault on strangers in the middle of the campus of one of the nation's largest universities. A man enrolled at the university went on a stabbing spree with a large hunting knife at the school's Austin campus on Monday, police said . (more...)
Buffett says AHCA is tax cut for the rich
- May 07, 2017

Buffett's change of heart would be both a boon to his shareholders and somewhat ironic: The investor has publicly espoused the value of income-paying stocks, particularly for retirement savers, but may bring dividends to Berkshire just as he prepares to retire himself. (more...)
Country legend Loretta Lynn hospitalized after having stroke
- May 07, 2017

Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed", her publicists said. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . The album, due August 18, highlights Lynn's songwriting with new compositions interspersed with interpretations of some of her songs both new and old. (more...)
Israel shows off new F-35 jet at Independence Day event
- May 07, 2017

On the watch of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, settlements expanded an estimated 23 percent between 2009 and 2014. "This systematic harassment has a price", he added, telling ministers he had order the foreign ministry to "cut an additional $1 million from the money Israel transfers to the United Nations ". (more...)
2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia 2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia
- May 07, 2017

Joining the NTSB probe is Short Brothers Co. of Northern Ireland, which makes the Short 330, a small, twin-engine turboprop. Bill English, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator, gives an update on the airplane crash that occurred Friday morning at Yeager Airport. (more...)
EU's Tusk says Brexit talks will be 'impossible' if emotions unchecked
- May 07, 2017

The European Commission has hit back at British Prime Minister Theresa May's claims that Brussels was trying to interfere in the United Kingdom general election. "Threats against Britain have been issued by European politicians and officials", she said. "Nevertheless we can be certain that Brexit will inevitably entail a number of negative consequences", Barnier said. (more...)
Following town hall backlash, Labrador says health care comment 'wasn't very elegant' Following town hall backlash, Labrador says health care comment 'wasn't very elegant'
- May 07, 2017

He was immediately shouted down and booed by the crowd. An email to Labrador's press secretary late Friday for comment did not receive an immediate response. "It was my privilege to spend two hours today in Lewiston fielding questions from my constituents, many of them about our efforts to provide quality health care to all Americans at an affordable and sustainable cost", he wrote in another post. (more...)
US, Australia try to leave rocky start behind
- May 07, 2017

Some, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDems kick off unity commission Trump: "Everybody" has better healthcare than US Why Sanders would have defeated Trump in 2016 MORE (I-Vt.), who supports a "Medicare-for-all" system, had seized on Trump's praise of Australia's universal healthcare system Thursday. (more...)
Prince Philip to step down from public duties Prince Philip to step down from public duties
- May 07, 2017

Despite being 95, Prince Philip's decision - which is fully supported by the Queen and is said not to be medically related - came as a surprise as he still has a busy official diary and appears to relish meeting the public. The Duke is considered one of the hardest-working royals and conducted 110 days of appearances past year - outnumbering several young family members, including Prince William. (more...)
Donald Trump lampooned for Australian healthcare praise
- May 07, 2017

House narrowly passed a bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law enacted by former President Barack Obama. The president himself said in a tweet on Saturday that "everybody" has better healthcare than the US. "Thank you, Mr. President". But Vice President Mike Pence assured Turnbull during a visit to Australia last month that the Trump administration will honor the deal, but "that doesn't mean we admire the agreement". (more...)
Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army
- May 07, 2017

They, too, specified that the strikes targeted an ammunition depot complex near Damascus airport that is used by Iranian-backed forces supplied via an air corridor between the Syrian capital and Tehran. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a UK-based monitoring group, reported that the powerful blast believed to be located near the main road leading to Damascus International Airport, was heard across the capital at dawn on Thursday. (more...)
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall upbeat despite party's local election wipeout
- May 07, 2017

It also failed to win support in the Brexit heartlands of Lincolnshire, Hampshire, and Essex - key battlegrounds for UKIP in next month's general election. "I think fisheries will go, I think there will be some sort of movement on immigration and freedom of movement, I think she might buckle on that". But some have criticised his leadership as uninspiring. (more...)
Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced US election: FBI chief Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced US election: FBI chief
- May 07, 2017

She even went so far as to say that she'd be president if the election took place on october 27, a day before Comey issued the letter to Congress about his decision to reopen the bureau's investigation into Clinton's emails . "There was nothing new to come from this additional trove of emails", said Blumenthal. Hannity said. "Aren't we supposed to protect that?" Comey said that Russians are doing this all over the world. (more...)
May will defeat Corbyn in United Kingdom election: Tony Blair May will defeat Corbyn in United Kingdom election: Tony Blair
- May 07, 2017

A national survey by BMG Research found 54% of those asked wanted a head-to-head TV debate of party leaders in the run up to the election on June 8, with 25% against and 21% saying they didn't know. Starmer accused May's government of "taking option after option off the table" before talks even start. When buying a house or a vehicle, would you state upfront that you are willing to agree to whatever the seller demanded? Last year's referendum vote to leave the European Union, partly driven ... (more...)
After UNESCO vote, Israel cuts another $1m from UN budget
- May 07, 2017

The Prime Minister's comment echoed a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Monday, in which she derided the UNESCO resolution and the denial of the fact of Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem as "fake history". The resolution was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan and was passed with 22 countries in favor, 10 voting against, and 23 abstaining. (more...)
Assad behind deadly Syrian chemical attack Assad behind deadly Syrian chemical attack
- May 07, 2017

The sanctions are part of Washington's response to what it believed the April 4 sarin attack on innocent civilians in Khan Sheikhoun in east Syria by the Syrian government. After the attack, the US retaliated a few days later by launching cruise missiles against a Syrian air base the Pentagon says was used to launch the chemical attack. (more...)
Quick guide: How the French presidential election works
- May 07, 2017

The big uncertainty at this election is how will the supporters of far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon vote? In the first round of voting two weeks ago, long lines formed in Montreal as people waited to cast their vote. In a statement released after a morning meeting, the watchdog said the leaked data had been "fraudulently" obtained and that fake news has probably been mingled with it. (more...)
White House downplays Trump's praise for Australian healthcare
- May 07, 2017

Trump also returned to the subject, tweeting Friday afternoon, "Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do -everybody does", adding that USA health care "will soon be great". Not only that, but the refugee deal with Australia that the president described on Twitter as a "dumb deal" was also OK. Trump and Turnbull gathered in NY, hoping to steady the long-standing alliance after relations soured at a time of growing tensions in the Asia-Pacific. (more...)