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World Rahul Gandhi visits flood-affected Lakhimpur in Assam
Author: 0 Rahul Gandhi visits flood-affected Lakhimpur in Assam

Earlier today, branding the attack on Rahul Gandhi as "disgusting and disgraceful, Congress accused the ruling BJP saying the latter must know the truth can't be silenced". "We will not be deterred by such cowardly attempts to instil fear in us!" "Such incidents happen so that you don't ask real questions". A visit to a Jain Upashray is also on the cards to hold dialogue with those badly affected by the floods.

World Motorcyclists Help Kid Being Bullied at School
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Bullying eroded 11-year-old Phil Mick's self-esteem in recent years, but Tuesday - his first day of sixth grade - dozens of motorcyclists helped boost the in boy's confidence by escorting him to middle school. "I've got a bunch of big-hearted bikers that are good friends of mine", Warfield said. Principal Matt Vince commended the bikers for supporting Phil.

World North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson
Author: 0 North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson

In a separate development, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that Mr Trump told him that there would be a war between the two countries if Pyongyang continued with its aim to develop a missile programme with the U.S. North Korea claimed Warmbier lost consciousness due to botulism and a sleeping pill, but USA doctors doubted those claims and said the 22-year-old student suffered "severe injuries to all areas" of his brain.

World Trump plans to sue colleges over affirmative action
Author: 0 Trump plans to sue colleges over affirmative action

The document, obtained by the Times , requests the aid of lawyers to work on a new plan to launch "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions ". "But it's coming to a time when maybe we don't need it". So, if you don't like this idea, there's still time to call your representatives and senators .

World Secret Service Leaves Trump Tower Over Lease Dispute
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The Secret Service command post inside President Donald Trump's namesake Manhattan skyscraper has been moved. Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, did not address that account. The Trump family have reportedly rarely visited the Trump Towers since taking up residence in the White House and, although details surrounding the issue remain vague, two sources familiar with the situation, cited pricing as well as other terms and conditions relating to the lease as ...

World Forecast: Pleasant today, rain possible through the weekend
Author: 0 Forecast: Pleasant today, rain possible through the weekend

A line of showers and storms will sweep in here during the afternoon and evening, and a few could be strong. Temperatures will be comfy with lows dipping into the middle and upper 60s. By late morning and early afternoon, a line of showers and thunderstorms will approach with our cold front and our severe threat will increase. The high will be 87.

World Norman Lear to Boycott Reception With the 'Archie Bunker' President
Author: 0 Norman Lear to Boycott Reception With the 'Archie Bunker' President

But Lear isn't the only voice of Trump opposition being celebrated. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and the honorees listen to the National Anthem during the Kennedy Center Honors show on December 4, 2016. "Mr. President, as a proud immigrant of this country, it's very important for me that you see the wonderful contributions we have made", Estefan plans to say.

World Uber bought and rented over 1000 defective cars in Singapore
Author: 0 Uber bought and rented over 1000 defective cars in Singapore

However, as compared to buying vehicles from authorised Honda and Toyota dealers, Uber filled up their fleet with smaller importers, who apparently operate in a 'grey market' - "a legal channel outside manufacturers' authorised networks - where safety, service and legal contracts are hard to enforce".

World Wash. Post story: Trump refers to NH as a 'drug-infested den'
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Trump apparently threatened not to meet Nieto if he did not stop publicly announcing that Mexico wouldn't pay for Trump's wall. The Washington Post obtained transcripts of Trump's phone call with Nieto from back in January, which reveal POTUS practically begging his Mexican counterpart to cave in! When Peña Nieto said that his "position has been and will continue to be very firm saying that Mexico can not pay for that wall", Trump responded, "But you can not say that to the ...

World MSRDC chairman Radheshyam Mopalwar sacked over graft charges
Author: 0 MSRDC chairman Radheshyam Mopalwar sacked over graft charges

On Thursday, the chief minister had announced a one-month time frame for the probe - after audio clips of Mopalwar purportedly demanding money could be heard. "There is no direct evidence against Mopalwar, but going by the demand of the opposition, I am removing Mopalwar from his current post of MD of MSRDC, till the inquiry (against him is over)".

World Italian Coast Guard stops migrant rescue ship for checks
Author: 0 Italian Coast Guard stops migrant rescue ship for checks

Italian police and coast guard authorities on Wednesday implemented an order by a judge for preventative seizure of the Iuventa , a ship flying the Dutch flag operating for the German NGO Jugend Rettet, Ansa news agency reported. More than 94,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy so far this year, according to the United Nations - a record number. Some 600,000 mostly African migrants have arrived in Italy from Libya since the start of 2014, putting the country's ...

World Dubai's Torch Tower engulfed in fire once again
Author: 0 Dubai's Torch Tower engulfed in fire once again

According to BBC News , Dubai authorities say civil defence officials have successfully evacuated the building and are now working to bring the blaze under control. Claire Hopkin added: "One of the skyscrapers near me is on fire!" The structure is the fifth tallest residential building in the world. Flames shot out from two sides of the building and glass and metal rained down from the skyscraper.

World More than 120 homes added to Elephant Hill fire evacuation zone
Author: 0 More than 120 homes added to Elephant Hill fire evacuation zone

He says the season is far from over, and that August is usually a busy month for fires. "We have a team working on it", said Birkner. It's estimated at 84,442 hectares in size and is 30% contained. More than 850 fires have consumed 4,730 square kilometres of land since April 1, when the fire season officially began. Hot, dry and slightly windy conditions are expected to continue for the Cariboo and the southern parts of the province.

World Kelly threatened to resign after Trump fired Comey
Author: 0 Kelly threatened to resign after Trump fired Comey

TODD: OK, last quick question, is there one thing that John Kelly should avoid doing as President Trump's chief of staff? "I don't think it's a big deal that they're still getting their sea legs", Huckabee commented. Trump is "going to make that decision this week, " White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said, regarding the insurance company payments. She said Trump's threat to cut off the payments would not affect her opposition to the GOP bill and stressed the insurance payments were ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump Swipes At Congress For Russia Sanctions Bill He Signed

The legislation also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea. The president said in a statement released Wednesday by the White House , "While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russian Federation, this legislation is significantly flawed".

Author: 0 Asean Regional Forum to express 'concern' over North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to galvanise condemnation of North Korea in the hopes of further isolating Pyongyang during the ARF meeting in Manila, said Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

World NYS allows White House access to some voter information
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In a statement after the board's announcement, Cuomo said the state's position "remains unchanged and we will continue to deny requests for sensitive personal data about NY residents, which is protected under the law". NY election law prohibits the use of voter information for "non-election purposes", but that ban isn't clearly defined. All the data - except for the Social Security numbers - are public and were sent to the feds.

World Don't let difficulties defeat you, PoW tells PM
Author: 0 Don't let difficulties defeat you, PoW tells PM

Despite relenting to Mr Turnbull , Mr Trump expressed frustration that he would have to honour a "rotten" deal that "shows me to be a dope " and "look so foolish". "And now I am agreeing to take 2000 people and I agree I can vet them, but that puts me in a bad position", Mr Trump said. " As far as I am concerned, that is enough Malcolm ", Mr Trump said, ending the call.

World Officer hit by drunk driver during traffic stop
Author: 0 Officer hit by drunk driver during traffic stop

The impact from the vehicle sent Lesell airborne, but he somehow managed to get to his feet, and he called for help. The intoxicated driver was detained and the officer is recovering from a hyperextended foot and fractured vertebra. "I am amazed that the injuries I received were not worse". He was charged with a second-degree felony count of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury to an officer or first responder.

World Celtic close in on Champions League groups with victory
Author: 0 Celtic close in on Champions League groups with victory

After the eliminations of Dynamo Kiev and Ajax, Celtic are now the highest placed team in Pot 4. The Scotland global was thwarted in a first half dominated by Brendan Rodgers' side and, in the 69th minute, Forrest fired a shot high past keeper Andre Hansen to take the visitors into Friday's playoff draw with a 1-0 aggregate win.

World A Milkshake Was Sent More Nearly 400 Miles for Woman's Final Wish
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After a long battle with pancreatic cancer - her third cancer in her 50 years - Emily Pomeranz had only one last request: a mochamilkshake from her favorite hometown restaurant. "I was happy to share mine; we're big Cleveland sports fans". I wasn't sure how it was going to work, and Sam called me and said it worked. The restaurant owner, Tommy Fello , was quickly on board.

World NAACP issues travel advisory for Missouri
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The statement goes on to cite attacks against people of color, recent deaths of black men in police custody, and a report from the Missouri Attorney General that found black drivers are 75% more likely to be pulled over in the state.

World Vietnam Denies German Kidnapping Accusations
Author: 0 Vietnam Denies German Kidnapping Accusations

Following the incident, Germany summoned the Vietnamese ambassador on Wednesday, Aug. 2. A spokesman for Germany's Foreign Ministry accused the Vietnamese authorities on Wednesday of violating global law, and said Hanoi's ambassador to Berlin had been summoned over the incident.

World Unbuckled In The Back Seat: It's More Dangerous Than You Think
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Some drivers CBS North Carolina spoke with say they are stunned that so many passengers don't buckle up in back. Four out of five people surveyed by the IIHS also admitted they don't bother to buckle up in the back seat while making a quick trip or taking rides in service vehicles like taxis or hailing services like Lyft or Uber.