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World Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash
Author: 0 Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash

At least 64 persons have been killed and over 150 have been injured since the blaze erupted in Pedrógão Grande on Saturday, with many victims succumbing to the rapidly spreading flames as they attempted to escape in their cars. Press reports suggested Portugal's fire plan had not been revised for four years and that the intense heat might have made some communication antennae malfunction.

Author: 0 Opposition names Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate

Ironically, it was JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar who had suggested a joint opposition strategy on the issue of presidential nominee. Anxious about cracks in the opposition over the NDA's nominee, Ram Nath Kovind , the opposition selected Congress's Kumar in a bid to woo back the JD (U) and ensure that the BSP did not break away.

World Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat
Author: 0 Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat

On Monday, Russia's defense ministry effectively drew a line across Syria west of the Euphrates River, saying that "all kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the worldwide coalition. Australian Defense Force Chief Mark Binskin says the six Australian warplanes suspended operations in Syria while the Australians examined what was happening in what he had described as a " complex piece of airspace " over Syria.

Author: 0 Muslim teen died of blunt force trauma

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the crime was a " road rage incident ". The Council on American-Islamic Affairs found a 57 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents from 2015-2016, and a 44 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes .

Author: 0 Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem

The ongoing, though waning, terror wave that began in October 2015 has been marked by attacks carried out by so-called "lone wolves", who act without direct organizational support or instruction, unlike in the Second Intifada when established terror groups directed the attacks.

Author: 0 GOP Sen. Heller Has 'Serious Concerns' About Senate Bill's Cuts To Medicaid

They said the measure falls short, missing "the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". Perhaps the most sweeping change, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and disabled, and goes even further.

World Moment of silence for London fire victims
Author: 0 Moment of silence for London fire victims

Before that, Britons had been hit with three terrorist attacks in less than three months, in London and Manchester . After the meeting, the prime minister issued a statement admitting that "support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough ".

Author: 0 Donald Trump: I have no recordings of chats with fired FBI director

Advisers who speak to Trump regularly have said he had not mentioned the existence of tapes during their conversations. There's little doubt that the entire tapes issue represents a serious misstep by the President that put his White House on a perilous political and legal path.

Author: 0 Kovind to file nomination tomorrow; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

Following the announcement, Prime Minister Modi reached out to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh to seek the grand old party's support for Kovind. He was accompanied by his wife during the meeting at Vajpayee's residence. JDU MLA Ratnesh Sada said "The decision was taken at a meeting of our legislators ".

World Special education teacher charged with sexual assault
Author: 0 Special education teacher charged with sexual assault

Luis E. Cruz, 39, formerly of Connecticut Transportation Solutions , LLC, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor and illegal sexual contact of a victim less than age 16, according to the Western District Major Crime Squad in Bridgeport.

Author: 0 White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

Five people were injured in the incident, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who remains in the hospital (on Wednesday, the hospital upgraded his condition to "fair"). "It's time for some change". "So this idea that. six months later you need to have all of your policies ready and a brand new message - I think that's ridiculous".

World Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
Author: 0 Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

The President, via Twitter Thursday morning, also appeared to flat-out deny Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election that placed him in the White House thanks to his Electoral College win, despite the unanimous agreement between all 17 US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation, in fact, did attack America's electoral process.

Author: 0 Trump 'confirms' he's under probe

Attorney Steve Ryan says Friday that Michael Cohen plans on cooperating "in all governmental inquiries". Amid jokes that his aides and his legal team are trying to take away his phone so he does not tweet because he implicates himself often, the Chicago Tribune ran an oped under the headline " Donald Trump 's tweets are accelerating his own political death spiral".

World Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed
Author: 0 Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

In their June 2016 referendum, the majority of the British citizens voted in favor of Brexit (51.9% to 48.1%). Britain accepted the European Union's (EU) timetable for Brexit talks on Monday, in an apparent climbdown on the first day of formal negotiations in Brussels .

World Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat
Author: 0 Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

Coalition forces are using Al Tanaf base by Syria's borders with Jordan and Iraq to train anti-jihadist Syrian fighters and stage attacks against Daesh. A statement from Australia's Defense Ministry said it would monitor the "air situation in Syria" and make a decision on resuming airstrikes there "in due course".

Author: 0 Armed men storm Philippine village, take hostages

Residents in the area, Alcarioto said, witnessed the armed rebels carrying their dead comrades as they withdrew from the area on board a motorized banca through the Liguasan Marsh in the northern area. Casualties in the attack have yet to be reported. The military had earlier said the BIFF attack in North Cotabato had nothing to do with firefights between government troops and terrorists in Marawi City, which has been raging for a month.

Author: 0 EU, Britain possible to strike 'fair deal'

The negotiations will decide on the future status of 3.2 million European Union nationals now living in the UK. "And I am not the only one", Michel said. There may be sticking points with Brussels , such as the cut-off date for European Union citizens in Britain to retain rights under the bloc's free movement rules and European Union demands to preserve a panoply of rights in the future that may irk those keen to reduce immigrant numbers.

World And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit
Author: 0 And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

Both EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Davis said after the first negotiating session they were confident of quick progress but said major challenges lay ahead to meet the deadline of March 2019 for Britain to officially leave the bloc.

Author: 0 'Trump factor' seen in naming of new Saudi crown prince

The article quoted extensively from an analysis by an academic at the London School of Economics, Madawi al-Rasheed, who called the new crown prince's remarks last month about Iran "a statement that ultimately amounts to a declaration of war".

Author: 0 Dem Rep: People In Ohio Aren't Focused On Russia Like 'Obsessed' Democrats

Bloomberg further said that Trump's long-shot candidacy shows that "You can get elected President of the United States without spending a lot of money ". Of the 15 congressional districts with the highest levels of education, 13 are held by Democrats - Georgia's 6th District is one of the exceptions.

Author: 0 May's deal with DUP unlikely this week - DUP source

The Conservatives need the votes of the DUP's 10 MPs to ensure they can pass their legislative programme, and must prevent any rebellion on their own benches. One is reported to have complained that the group had "been surprised at the [low] level of negotiating experience" in Downing Street. The DUP's talks with the Conservative Party over a confidence and supply agreement appeared to falter last night.

World Abu Rudeineh: New settlement project aims to thwart Trump's efforts
Author: 0 Abu Rudeineh: New settlement project aims to thwart Trump's efforts

Trump's senior aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner and envoy Jason Greenblatt are in Israel this week. On the eve of his arrival, Israel broke ground on a new West Bank settlement for residents of an illegally built outpost that was dismantled in February under orders from the Supreme Court .

World EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration
Author: 0 EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

While both sides have established the issue as a priority, it's unclear how Britain will facilitate the "smooth and simple administrative procedures" demanded by the European Union for its citizens to acquire permanent residency in the UK.

World Papal initiative sends aid to South Sudan
Author: 0 Papal initiative sends aid to South Sudan

The IPC report says the current situation in the areas has improved, however, there are certain areas still in critical condition. According to the IPC report, worsening conditions are seen across the country; with a number of people facing emergency levels of hunger at 1.7 million up from 1 million in February.