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Mike Pence quashes Trump rifts reports

US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday dismissed reports of a rift with his boss President Donald Trump, saying the pair laughed about the suggestion in a phone call. Following a New York Times report that suggested Trump was privately questioning the loyalty of his deputy, Pence told reporters in Port Moresby that they had still had a good rapport....

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An Indian woman was gang-raped by four policemen

LUCKNOW: On Thursday, an Indian woman stated, she was gang-raped by four policemen at a police station, the latest in a chain of shocking sex attacks in the troubled province of Uttar Pradesh. When there was no one in the room the sub-inspector took me to his room at 11:30 PM and raped me in the police station. The procedure...

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Baghdad – Militants have seized the Iraqi urban center of Tikrit

KIRKUK: Militants have seized the Iraqi urban center of Tikrit as an offensive sweep closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the insurgents. ISIL spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani promised the battle would “rage” on the capital Baghdad and Karbala, a city southwest of the capital that is...

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The UN Security Council is ready to sanction Abubakar Shekau

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council is ready to sanction Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram, and its faction Ansaru, the first individual and entity to be deputed by the world body since the Islamist militant group was blacklisted last month. On the assignments Russia has delayed the procedure by placing a technical hold, but diplomats say it is...

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ISLAMABAD: India must clarify its position on the Karachi airport attack, Khursheed Shah

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said India must clarify its position on the Karachi airport attack. He demanded, “Does India have any restraint on its authority,” he said without naming Research Analysis Wing (RAW). RAW is often blamed for sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan. At least 30 people were wiped out in Karachi airport where militants armed with...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Skybox’s satellites will provide images for Google’s online mapping service

Google Inc said on Tuesday it is acquiring satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash, the Internet company’s second high-profile acquisition of an aerospace company this year. Google said that Skybox’s satellites will provide images for Google’s online mapping service. Google, the world’s No.1 Internet search engine, said that Skybox’s technology could also eventually be used to provide...

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Thai Airways International to Karachi get back to Bangkok

On Tuesday, Thai Airways International (THAI) ordered a flight bound for Karachi and Muscat in Oman to return to Bangkok an approach near a Jinnah International Airport. Chokechai Panyayong the acting president stated the pilots of flight TG507 had been ordered to return to Suvarnabhumi after leaving the Bangkok airport at 2.10pm due to safety fears The flight with 250...

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LONDON: Cyber crime costs the global economy about $445 billion every year.

Cyber crime costs the global economy about $445 billion every year, with the damage to business from the stealing of intellectual property exceeding the $160 billion loss to individuals from hacking, according to research issued on Monday. The report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said cyber crime was a growth industry that damaged trade, competitiveness and innovation....

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TOKYO: Chatty ’emotional’ Japan robot

A chatty humanoid robot whose makers claim it can understand people's emotions made its first friends on Friday as it struck up conversations with shoppers in Tokyo. And the device - named Pepper by its designers - proved an efficient selling instrument for mobile carrier SoftBank, delighting managers who set it to work collecting customer opinions. "So you got to...

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Twitter Inc has been in talks with SoundCloud to add a music service

Microblogging platform Twitter Inc has been in talks with Berlin-based audio sharing website SoundCloud in its efforts to add a music service to its offering, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the subject. Twitter has weighed up deals worth billions of dollars and has also considered buying music-streaming service Spotify and internet-radio provider Pandora Media Inc, the newspaper....

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Betwixt sword-wielding Sikhs at the Golden Temple in northern India

AMRITSAR: On Friday, conflicts broke out betwixt sword-wielding Sikhs at the Golden Temple in northern India on the 30th anniversary of a notorious army raid on the site. In June 6th, hundreds of Sikhs had gathered at the shrine to reward their respects to those killed, 1984 raid of the temple by Indian armed forces aimed at reddening out armed...

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NEW YORK: Kevin Meaney was arrested at a New York City airport

Stand-up comedian Kevin Meaney was arrested at a New York City airport and shot down with assault for elbowing a woman in the dresser, police stated on Wednesday. Meaney, 58, is accused of walking toward the 29-year-old woman in John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday evening and elbowing her in front of spectators, leaving her in annoyance, the Port...

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Yemen – Twelve soldiers cause to death

YEMEN: On Thursday, twelve soldiers were cause to death when suspected Al Qaeda militants opened fire at a military checkpoint in Yemen's southern Shabwa province. Yemen is the main stronghold of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the Islamist militant group's most active extensions. President abed-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stated in April that Yemen was at war with...

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LONDON: Justin Bieber has apologized on recent posted online video.

Justin Bieber has apologized for a racist joke that was discovered in a recently posted online video. A British tabloid published the clip, which was recorded five years ago and shows a young Bieber telling a joke that uses the N-word. Bieber took to Twitter to apologize, saying, "As a child, I didn't realize the power of certain language and...

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NEW DELHI: Indian Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died

Indian Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after a head-on road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a senior ally just eight days afterwards he assumed office. Munde was injured while driving to the capital's airport and died afterwards in hospital. "An accident took place in the first place in the forenoon, following which...

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HAGUE: Germany, New Zealand and Netherlands won their respective Pool B matches

Germany, New Zealand and Netherlands won their respective Pool B matches on day two of the Men’s Field Hockey World Cup at Netherlands’ capital The Hague on Sunday. In the inaugural match, Germany established a winning start to their Hockey World Cup campaign as they outclassed South Africa 4-0. Christopher Zeller scored the first goal by a penalty stroke in...

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SAN BRUNO: The Korean pop phenom Psy’s breakout hit “Gangnam Style” crosses 2 billion views

It’s 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible “Gangnam Style.” The South Korean pop star’s surprise hit has become the inaugural YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views, passing over the mark around shortly before midnight EDT Friday. The unlikely viral star holds the book for most overall views and most positions in a day with 38 million...

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