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The US may now go after individual Pakistan government officials with terror ties, a senior US administration official told the American publication Politico late yesterday. Islamabad pointed out that there was " no exclusive solution " to the conflict in Afghanistan. The report noted that as a result of continued military operations, terrorist-related violence in Pakistan declined for the second straight year in 2016.
  • Asian markets rise modestly after Wall Street's sharp gains

    Asian markets rise modestly after Wall Street's sharp gains

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    The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up 1 point to 2,427. "It's a "buy the dip" mentality market and it doesn't go away". In the currency market, the Australian dollar has fallen against the US dollar on Wednesday. "There's nothing really fundamental to drive things onwards from here, so I think it's a bit of misplaced euphoria and trend-following buyers jumping on the bandwagon", said Robin Bhar, head of metals research at Societe Generale in London.
  • Powerball hits $700M, stores bracing for ticket buyers

    Powerball hits $700M, stores bracing for ticket buyers

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    If a retailer in Maryland sells a winning ticket, they get $100,000. "I think I would buy a house in the Outer Banks and pay off everyone's houses back in Buffalo, all the family members". "You at least have to give a shot to say you're in the drawing". "I wouldn't tell nobody". When asked what they'd buy if they hit it big, customer John Killingsworth said, "Lot of traveling and 1965 Mustang".
  • Bawana bypoll: 17.46 pc voting till 11 am

    Bawana bypoll: 17.46 pc voting till 11 am

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    Chandra, after casting his vote, said he has been getting complaints from different polling booths that the Electronic Voting Machines were not working properly. Rival party BJP raised the issue with election commission in a delegation led by state president Manoj Tiwari and demanded action against the AAP requesting the commission to de-recognise the party.
  • GCSE overhaul means results are 'incomparable to previous years'

    GCSE overhaul means results are 'incomparable to previous years'

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    The new courses are created to be more challenging for pupils. "Over the last six years we have incorporated the best features of successful curricula and qualifications from the around the world into our education system and signalled our intent to continue raising standards with the introduction of a standard and strong pass at GCSE ".
  • Trump's job approval rating hits new low after Charlottesville violence

    Trump's job approval rating hits new low after Charlottesville violence

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    But there are 73 percent of self-identified Republican voters who approve of the GOP president's job performance, despite a 8 percentage-point decline from last week. Another 23 percent of respondents had no opinion. Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said the events in Charlottesville, and Trump's comments about them, have fueled a perception in America that racial tensions are on the rise.
  • United Nations body calls on U.S. to 'unequivocally' reject racism after Charlottesville

    United Nations body calls on U.S. to 'unequivocally' reject racism after Charlottesville

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    Demonstrators chanted racist statements, carried antisemitic placards and held torches during the "Unite the Right" rally, which was organised by white nationalist Jason Kessler. United Nations human rights experts have urged the U.S. government to "unequivocally and unconditionally" condemn racist speech and hate crimes, warning that a failure to do so could fuel further violent clashes by white supremacist groups.
  • U.S. extends sanctions against North Korea

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    In a reminder that the USA economic pressure campaign on North Korea continues, Trump administration on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 16 mainly Chinese and Russian companies and people for assisting North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs and helping the North make money to support those programs.
  • TI Not Surprised Donald Trump Has 'Neo-Nazi Partners'

    TI Not Surprised Donald Trump Has 'Neo-Nazi Partners'

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    That's the message the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed in Charlottesville at a white supremacist rally has given to her daughter's mourners. Bree Newsome, a young African-American activist and artist, scaled a flagpole on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds and removed the Confederate flag, shouting: "You come against me with hatred and oppression and violence".
  • OBC sub-catagorisation to benefit most backward sections: Paswan

    OBC sub-catagorisation to benefit most backward sections: Paswan

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    The Union minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution said the decision to raise the creamy layer ceiling to Rs 8 lakh per annum from Rs 6 lakh would help a large number of OBC families. The present ceiling of Rs six lakh came into being in 2013. The commission will also undertake an exercise of identifying the respective castes/communities/ sub-castes/ synonyms in the central list of OBCs and classifying them into their respective sub-categories.
  • Protests break out, tear gas deployed in Phoenix following Trump rally

    Protests break out, tear gas deployed in Phoenix following Trump rally

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    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has criticized the timing of the rally throughout the week, as it closely followed violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last week. "I really believe that", he added. At a campaign style rally Tuesday in Phoenix , President Donald Trump hinted at the possibility that he'd pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio .
  • Poll Shows Trump's Approval Rating Hit New Low After Charlottesville

    Poll Shows Trump's Approval Rating Hit New Low After Charlottesville

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    A new poll shows President Donald Trump's response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Viriginia, isn't playing well among Republican voters, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll . The June 8 national poll found Merkel challenges Trump as leader of free world; voters oppose GOP health care bill nearly 4-1. A majority of respondents (though in three cases, given the margin of error, it could be roughly half or slightly below) had a lot of ...
  • North Korea Envoy: US Pressure Feeds Our Nuclear Program

    North Korea Envoy: US Pressure Feeds Our Nuclear Program

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    Analysts have described the new missile as "more stable, more efficient, and harder to detect" than North Korea's previous liquid-fuelled designs. Ties between the Koreas are nearly always fraught, but anxiety is higher than normal following weeks of tit-for-tat threats between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.
  • Dutch threat not linked to Spanish attacks

    Dutch threat not linked to Spanish attacks

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    Dutch police have arrested the driver of a van carrying gas bottles during a major security operation following the cancellation of a concert by U.S. rock band Allah-Las in the port city of Rotterdam, the city's mayor said. Dutch television showed officers in body armour outside Maassilo and what appeared to be members of the band leaving the venue in a white van with a police escort.
  • NC couple on the run after shooting in VA

    NC couple on the run after shooting in VA

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    Burlington police were also looking for Castorina and Dawson, who had been reported missing. The woman was seriously injured when she was shot in a home on Laurel Road, near Rockfish River around 7:30 p.m. Authorities in Nelson County are searching for a two people. considered armed and unsafe, wanted in connection to a shooting Tuesday night. Both are considered armed and unsafe, and should not be approached.
  • NC couple on the run after shooting in VA

    NC couple on the run after shooting in VA

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    Burlington police were also looking for Castorina and Dawson, who had been reported missing. The woman was seriously injured when she was shot in a home on Laurel Road, near Rockfish River around 7:30 p.m. Authorities in Nelson County are searching for a two people. considered armed and unsafe, wanted in connection to a shooting Tuesday night. Both are considered armed and unsafe, and should not be approached.