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Female activists aboard the Freedom Flotilla to be deported by Israel

Female activists aboard the Freedom Flotilla to be deported by Israel

Issuing a statement on its website, the initiative said the ship was surrounded by the Israeli naval forces while it was still in global waters and that called for solidarity for the safety of 13 activist women on the ship. Almost two million people have been trapped in the densely populated enclave since 2007, when Israel imposed a blockade in response to the Hamas government's election victories there.Two brutal Israeli bombing campaigns in 2008-09 and 2014 killed thousands of people, ... Read More

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Canada to Implement Carbon Tax

Canada to Implement Carbon Tax

Trudeau says the federal government will implement a price in any province or territory that doesn't have either a carbon price or a cap-and-trade system in place by 2018. "From taxpayers" perspective, what matters is that they are going to be paying more. The federal government will struggle to push through its new carbon pricing scheme without the support of the provinces, even if Canada's premiers don't have legal recourse to stop it, says Premier Rachel Notley. Read More

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BJP members defy Modis diktat, boast about surgical strikes

BJP members defy Modis diktat, boast about surgical strikes

In a video released online, Kejriwal said, "I may have a hundred differences with the Prime Minister but I salute him for the will he has shown in this matter (surgical strikes on Pakistan)". The BJP has taken strong exception to Rahul Gandhi's remark that the ruling party is politicising the sacrifice of army men in the wake of the deadly Uri attacks and India's retaliatory military raid on terror camps across the Line of Control. Read More

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Creepy clown craze: NYC sightings, where the scares started and more

Centre Daily Times said that at least 500 students went " clown hunting ", where a video posted on social media went viral. "More than 100 clowns are expected to show up in the so-called first ever " Clown Lives Matter " protest". "So far we've found none of these to be credible", Deputy Commissioner John Miller said on Monday. That turned out to be someone who set up a Facebook account, "Gags - The Green Bay Clown " page, to promote an independent horror film coming out around ... Read More

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Russia lawmakers approve indefinite Syria military presence

Russia lawmakers approve indefinite Syria military presence

Mr Kerry said Syrian forces hit a hospital overnight, killing 20 people and wounding 100, in what would be the latest strike by Moscow or its ally in Damascus on a civilian target. "USA wonder why Russian Federation would want to carry the s-300 to Syria", it said. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said any USA strikes on areas controlled by Assad's government could jeopardize the lives of Russian servicemen, and noted that the range of Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems would "surprise" ... Read More

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China paper says U.S., S Korea will 'pay' for THAAD

The robust remarks come after Chinese Foreign Minister Geng Sahuang called on the US and South Korea to halt plans, which will reportedly be stationed at a golf course in the south east of the country. But opposition to the new site emerged immediately. It's also more isolated from residential areas than the missile base and could alleviate local residents' concerns that THAAD's radar could cause them health problems. Read More

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Prince William and Kate arrive in northern BC

Prince William and Kate arrive in northern BC

The Duke and Duchess will meet with people who have benefitted from these services. The timing of the LNG announcement put the Haidi people in a hard position as they did not want to forgo their traditional warm welcome for the royal couple, so staged a silent protest with only a handful of people holding placards. Read More

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After Kejriwal, Chidambaram Sanjay Nirupam seeks proof of surgical strike

In a statement issued on Tuesday, he said that more than 400 "surgical strikes" had been undertaken by the Army during the Congress regime but the government never declared it nor did try to take any political advantage of it. The world is raising questions now thanks to Pakistan and our government is so weak that it is not responding. "The Indian National Congress disagrees completely with the statement of Sanjay Nirupam". Read More

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Florida governor declares statewide emergency as powerful hurricane poses potential threat

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in nearly a decade, is all set to bear down on Haiti after gathering strength while spinning across the Caribbean Sea. If Matthew does not make landfall in Florida , it could stay just off shore and move north-northeast along the east coast of the United States. As it tracks northward, the slow-moving storm is expected to weaken to a Category 2 or 3, although Alexander acknowledged it's hard to forecast intensity. Read More

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Gilmore Girls fan alert: Luke's Diner takeover coming to Rochester, Greece

Gilmore Girls fan alert: Luke's Diner takeover coming to Rochester, Greece

Netflix is apparently converting 200 coffee shops across the United States and Canada into a Luke's Diner , the very same location that seemed to be a staple for the series. The Strange Matter staff will be wearing Luke's coffee shop-branded aprons and backwards hats as the character Luke did in the TV show. 250 cups of coffee will be given out for free so, good luck with that. Read More

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson holds rally in Denver

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson holds rally in Denver

Choosing Gary Johnson is the Pontius Pilate, I-wash-my-hands vote. More polls of New Mexico, please! "That is why Al Gore is going to be speaking up", said James Ruvolo, former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. If the victor is foreordained then you might as well vote your conscience. Johnson has five other newspaper endorsements including The Detroit News and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, though his standing in national polls still hovered around the 10 percent mark. Read More

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ISIS militants killed in Nangarhar operations, local officials claim

ISIS militants killed in Nangarhar operations, local officials claim

Islamic State has attracted hundreds, perhaps thousands, of fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan to join its ranks, and holds some territory in Nangarhar. He declined to identify which unit the fallen service member was with as the USA military notified family members. The death occurred as the US military assisted Afghan forces with offensives in two other parts of the country. Read More

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India, Pakistan border tension heats up after fresh firing

The article says: It will take more than a cross-LoC surgical strike to make Pakistan withdraw its support to anti-India terrorist groups and cross-border terrorism. Though Kashmir is not an issue that concerns Pakistan, the latter has been at it since the partition of India. In recent weeks, the relationship between the two countries has been plagued by cross-border clashes along the the Line of Control (LoC), which refers to a heavily militarized and mountainous frontier that divides ... Read More

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Xiaomi launches Mi Box in US

Xiaomi launches Mi Box in US

Xiaomi formed partnership with Google by including in its system Cast and Voice Search, according to Droid Life . Priced at $69, the Mi Box is an Android TV-powered set-top box, complete with 4K and HDR capability, as well as Google Voice Search and Google Cast built right in. Read More

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Everything that you wanted to know about Nitish Katara Murder Case

Everything that you wanted to know about Nitish Katara Murder Case

The apex court however, quantitatively reduced the the quantum of sentence handed out by the Delhi High Court in 2014 from 30 years to 25 years for the key accused Vikas and his cousin Vishal. Vikas will now be sentenced to 25 years imprisonment without remission while Sukhdev will be jailed for at least 20 years. Simultaneously, Pehalwan, who was granted 25-year jail term in the case by the high court, will now have to face 20-year imprisonment in the matter. Read More

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