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Move over Disha Patani, Shibani Dandekar looks smoking hot in a bikini!

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Move over Disha Patani, Shibani Dandekar looks smoking hot in a bikini!

- If you loved Disha's swimsuit picture, the TV star is setting the internet on fire... Disha Patani recently broke the Internet with her swimsuit pictures. Previously, there was Fatima Sana Shaikh who wowed everyone with a similar picture a few weeks back. Now, another TV star has taken the social media by a storm. Shibani Dandekar who will next be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi 8, donned a skimpy bikini and took over the internet

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Tags: Radio & Television | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 

Malaysia’s anti-terror chief targeted - Nation

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Malaysia’s anti-terror chief targeted - Nation

- EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian Islamic State (IS) militants have issued a new threat against Malaysia and its security forces. It is learnt that IS militants have been calling on their comrades in Malaysia to eliminate DCP Ayob, seen as the main threat against the terror group in the region. The message spread through social media read, “Di Malaysia negara yang udah dibawah Khilafah ada satu nama polis AYOB KHAN

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Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Militants | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia | 

Israeli Airline Banned From Asking Women To Switch Seats To Accomodate Men

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Israeli Airline Banned From Asking Women To Switch Seats To Accomodate Men

- An Israeli airline has been banned from asking women to switch seats to accommodate the religious views of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men. On Wednesday, a Jerusalem-based judge instructed El Al, Israel’s national airline, to issue new guidelines to its staff in writing within 45 days and provide training for such situations within six months. Flight attendants will no longer be able to ask women to switch seats because another passenger is opposed to sitting next to someone of the opposite gender, The New York Times reports

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Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry

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Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry

- DUBAI: Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax

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Tags: Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Mosques | 
Places: Asia |  Singapore |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia |  United Arab Emirates |  Mecca | 

Police foil 'terrorist action' in Mecca

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Police foil 'terrorist action' in Mecca

- Mecca, Saudi Arabia AFP Saudi Arabian police foiled on Friday a “terrorist action” against Islam’s holiest site, where millions of faithful from around the world have gathered, the state Al-Ekhbaria news channel said. Citing the Ministry of the Interior, it said 11 people were injured in the collapse of a three-storey building where a suicide bomber had barricade himself and exploded

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Places: Uganda |  Asia |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia |  Mecca | 

Disgraced S. Korean leader's friend Choi jailed for three years

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Disgraced S. Korean leader's friend Choi jailed for three years

- The woman at the centre of South Korea's corruption scandal, Choi Soon-Sil, was handed a three-year jail term for bribery Friday in the first of a string of criminal cases against a figure dubbed the "female Rasputin". The scandal involving Choi and her longtime friend, disgraced ex-president Park Geun-Hye who was ousted in March, has rocked the political and business elite

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Tags: Ethics |  Scandals | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea |  Singapore | 

Texas A&M grad, former special forces soldier, goes viral in humanitarian aid photo

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Texas A&M grad, former special forces soldier, goes viral in humanitarian aid photo

- "I love the Iraqi people," he says, "They keep growing on me." Updated 4:21 pm, Friday, June 23, 2017 A Texas A&M graduate and former special forces soldier has been seen by millions after a photo of his humanitarian efforts went viral. David Eubank works with the Free Burma Rangers, an organization that provides humanitarian aid to people in conflict zones

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Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

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Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

- The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured. The Associated Press published a report on Wednesday that nearly 2,000 men have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates or Yemeni forces trained by the Gulf nation, where they have been abused and tortured

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Bomber planning an attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca blew himself up: Interior Ministry

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Bomber planning an attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca blew himself up: Interior Ministry

- MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AFP) – Saudi Arabian police foiled on Friday (June 23) a “terrorist action” against Islam’s holiest site, where millions of faithful from around the world have gathered, the state Al-Ekhbaria news channel said. Citing the Ministry of the Interior, it said 11 people were injured in the collapse of a three-storey building where a suicide bomber had barricade himself and exploded

Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
Tags: Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Mosques | 
Places: Asia |  Singapore |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia |  Mecca | 

US senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

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US senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

- WASHINGTON: The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured. The Associated Press published a report on Wednesday that nearly 2,000 men have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates or Yemeni forces trained by the Gulf nation, where they have been abused and tortured

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Death toll rises to more than 50 in multiple Pakistan attacks

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Death toll rises to more than 50 in multiple Pakistan attacks

- QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) – Multiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 170 in three Pakistani cities on the last Friday (June 23) of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise. Authorities said 37 people were killed and more than 150 wounded when twin blasts tore through a market in Parachinar, capital of Kurram district, a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s tribal belt

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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  Pakistan |  Singapore |  Balochistan |  Quetta |  Quetta | 

Macau billionaire on trial in U.S. in U.N. corruption case

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Macau billionaire on trial in U.S. in U.N. corruption case

- NEW YORK A billionaire real estate developer from Macau will go to trial Monday in Manhattan on charges he bribed senior United Nations officials to support a multibillion-dollar conference center he hoped to build. Ng Lap Seng, 69, has pleaded not guilty to charges he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. The Chinese national, who was once linked to a Democratic fundraising scandal when Bill Clinton was U

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State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

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State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a review of the State Department's organizational structure The post lost much of its prestige after Richard Holbrooke died Washington (CNN)The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN Friday. The move comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a broad review of the State Department's organizational structure with the intent of streamlining reporting channels, and potentially cutting several dozen similar senior positions

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Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

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Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

- By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country. The ministry said in a statement that two frigates and a submarine launched six cruise missiles on IS installations in Syria's Hama province, destroying command centers and ammunition depots

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If Baghdadi is dead, next ISIS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

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If Baghdadi is dead, next ISIS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

- BAGHDAD (REUTERS) – If Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein. Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi’s title of “caliph”, or overall commander of Muslims

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Tags: Wars |  Jihadists |  ISIS | 
Places: Asia |  Singapore |  Mideast |  Iraq | 

Tata to TCS: RIL becomes most valued Indian firm

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Tata to TCS: RIL becomes most valued Indian firm

- Reliance Industries Ltd had managed to close the trading session as the most valued firm on April 24. After a gap of 2-months, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) regained the status of the country's most valued firm on Friday, overtaking Tata Group's TCS in terms of market valuation. At close of trade, RIL commanded a market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 4,66,599.69 crore, which was Rs 1,450

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Revealed: Why Shiv Sena skipped filing of nomination papers by Ram Nath Kovind

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Revealed: Why Shiv Sena skipped filing of nomination papers by Ram Nath Kovind

- Shiv Sena backed UPA nominees during the 2007, 2012 presidential polls. Shiv Sena skipped the filing of nomination papers by the NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind for presidential poll on Friday as it didn't want the BJP to take its regional ally for granted on the issue, said a highly-placed source in the Uddhav Thackeray-led party. Interestingly, the source of the Sena, which had in 2007 and 2012 backed the then UPA nominees during the presidential polls, suggested the party has extended support to Kovind reluctantly and it would still have preferred nomination of either RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat or veteran agriculturist MS Swaminathan, whose names it had suggested earlier

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Oppn. shouldn't make presidential election matter of confrontational politics JD (U)
Standing by the side of their leader Nitish Kumar, the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday said that instead of making the presidential election a matter of confrontational politics, the Congress-led opposition should focus on the challenge of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. JD (U) leader Pavan Verma iterated that the Bihar Chief Minister and the party made the decision to support NDA presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind on the basis of his credentials and on merit after due application of mind and in particular, seeing his performance in a constitutional post as the Governor of Bihar   Read More ...
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White House expecting 'robust discussion' between Trump, PM Modi
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is expecting a very robust discussion to take place between U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter?s upcoming visit. At the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Modi will visit Washington D.C. on June 25-26. It will be Prime Minister Modi's first meeting with President Trump, whose presidency began on January 20   Read More ...
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Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture
Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted on the U.S. Defense Department Friday after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. John McCain, Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the ranking Democrat, Jack Reed, called the reports "deeply disturbing   Read More ...
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Move over Disha Patani, Shibani Dandekar looks smoking hot in a bikini!
Move over Disha Patani, Shibani Dandekar looks smoking hot in a bikini! If you loved Disha's swimsuit picture, the TV star is setting the internet on fire... Disha Patani recently broke the Internet with her swimsuit pictures. Previously, there was Fatima Sana Shaikh who wowed everyone with a similar picture a few weeks back. Now, another TV star has taken the social media by a storm. Shibani Dandekar who will next be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi 8, donned a skimpy bikini and took over the internet   Read More ...
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Google maps not authentic, says country's top surveyor
Google maps not authentic, says country's top surveyor Google maps are not considered "authentic" since they are not charted by the government, the country's top surveyor has said. Swarna Subba Rao, the Surveyor General of India, said yesterday that maps prepared by the Survey of India, a 250- year-old institute in Dehradun, were used for vital infrastructure projects. "Google maps are not authentic. They are not produced by the government so they don't stand any authentication," he said   Read More ...
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Bomber Planning To Attack Mecca's Grand Mosque Blows Himself Up: Ministry
Bomber Planning To Attack Mecca's Grand Mosque Blows Himself Up: Ministry Mecca, Saudi: Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax   Read More ...
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Saudi Security Forces Intercept Militants Plotting Mecca Attack
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a militant plot to carry out an attack near the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on Friday, according to the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television, though six bystanders and five security officers were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up. The authorities confronted militants in three places, one in the Red Sea port city of Jidda and two in Mecca   Read More ...
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Malaysia’s anti-terror chief targeted - Nation
Malaysia’s anti-terror chief targeted - Nation EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian Islamic State (IS) militants have issued a new threat against Malaysia and its security forces. It is learnt that IS militants have been calling on their comrades in Malaysia to eliminate DCP Ayob, seen as the main threat against the terror group in the region. The message spread through social media read, “Di Malaysia negara yang udah dibawah Khilafah ada satu nama polis AYOB KHAN   Read More ...
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Israeli Airline Banned From Asking Women To Switch Seats To Accomodate Men
Israeli Airline Banned From Asking Women To Switch Seats To Accomodate Men An Israeli airline has been banned from asking women to switch seats to accommodate the religious views of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men. On Wednesday, a Jerusalem-based judge instructed El Al, Israel’s national airline, to issue new guidelines to its staff in writing within 45 days and provide training for such situations within six months. Flight attendants will no longer be able to ask women to switch seats because another passenger is opposed to sitting next to someone of the opposite gender, The New York Times reports   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six: Saudi police
Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six: Saudi police Riyadh (AFP) - Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this year's Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. Ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told Saudi television that police "foiled the terrorist plan that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque, pilgrims and worshippers   Read More ...
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U.S. military says crisis communications link with Russia 'in use'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday that a crisis communications link with Russia meant to avoid an accidental clash over Syria was "in use," even after Moscow threatened to abandon it over the U.S. downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday. "The deconfliction line is open and it is in use," Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, a Baghdad-based spokesman for the U   Read More ...
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Saudi police 'foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack'
Saudi police 'foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack' Authorities in Saudi Arabia have foiled a "terrorist action" targeting the Grand Mosque in Mecca, according to officials. The Saudi interior ministry said in a statement on Friday that a man who planned to attack the mosque blew himself up when security forces surrounded a house in Mecca where he was hiding. At least 11 people, including five policemen, were wounded in the collapse of a three-storey building where the suspect had barricaded himself, the ministry said   Read More ...
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Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry
Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax   Read More ...
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Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry
Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry DUBAI: Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax   Read More ...
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Spotlight on the Greater Middle East, Turkey & the South Caucasus
Spotlight on the Greater Middle East, Turkey & the South Caucasus The Middle East, or as it is often named, the “Levant,” is a transcontinental region at the center of western Asia and Egypt. Significant bodies of waters, such as Persian Gulf, Suez Canal, Black Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, have historically been used as waterways for international powers. The Suez Canal and Red Sea connect the Mediterranean and European ports with Asian markets   Read More ...
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Dog Poop For Dessert: Turd-Shaped Treats A Hit In Thailand
Dog Poop For Dessert: Turd-Shaped Treats A Hit In Thailand Bangkok: It might turn some stomachs, but a dessert-maker in Thailand has been flooded with orders ever since she started crafting gelatinous sweets into the shape - and colour - of dog poop. Thankfully, not taste. "It's strange, no-one else makes poop shapes. People like it!," Wilaiwan Mee-Nguen told AFP from the small kitchen in her Bangkok home, where she whips up the unusual confection made of coconut milk, gelatin and food colouring   Read More ...
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Virat Kohli Sends Wishes To Indian Women Cricket Team Ahead Of ICC World Cup 2017
Virat Kohli Sends Wishes To Indian Women Cricket Team Ahead Of ICC World Cup 2017 With the Women's World Cup 2017 tournament set to begin from June 24, Indian men's captain Virat Kohli wished luck to the Indian women's cricket team ahead of the quadrennial event. A Mithali Raj-led Indian side will take on England in their tournament opener. The first stage of the tournament will see the eight contenders battle it out in a round-robin format where every team plays each other once   Read More ...
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Highlights, India (IND) vs (WI) West Indies: Match Called Off Due To Rain
Highlights, India (IND) vs (WI) West Indies: Match Called Off Due To Rain The first ODI between West Indies and India has been called off due to persistent rain. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first as the Indian openers got off to a great start. Both Shikhar Dhawan (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (62) got to their fifties as the visitors were looking good to post a big total on board before rain interrupted play   Read More ...
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NDF submits list of peace consultants
MANILA, Philippines - The communist National Democratic Front (NDF) has submitted its list of consultants and personalities participating in the peace talks with the Philippine government. Government peace panel member Angela Librado-Trinidad said the list was submitted and deposited with the Netherlands government facilitating the peace negotiations between the NDF and the Philippine government. The NDF is representing the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army in the peace talks   Read More ...
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ICC Women's World Cup: India Meet Formidable England In Opener
ICC Women's World Cup: India Meet Formidable England In Opener Mithali Raj has already made statements in and off the field, with a fine 85 against Sri Lanka in India's last practice match being followed by a strong telling-off of a reporter in the pre-tournament dinner. But those things are now all in the past as India take on an extremely formidable England in their group opener. England are among the title contenders and in any case, taking on the hosts in the very first match of the tournament is never an easy assignment   Read More ...
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West Indies vs India,1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan Excels Before Rain Washes Out Opener
West Indies vs India,1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan Excels Before Rain Washes Out Opener Shikhar Dhawan extended his excellent Champions Trophy form to the start of the West Indies tour but heavy rain forced the abandonment of the opening one-day international at the Queen's Park Oval on Friday. Dhawan stroked an assured 87 and featured in an opening stand of 132 with Ajinkya Rahane (62) as the tourists reached 199 for three off 39.2 batting first when torrential midday showers curtailed their innings and no further play was possible   Read More ...
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Omar Maute, Malaysian financier likely killed in siege
Omar Maute, Malaysian financier likely killed in siege MANILA, Philippines - One of the Maute brothers and a Malaysian financier of the siege in Marawi City are believed to have been killed as the local jihadists aligned with the Islamic State (IS) group have become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting, Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Año said yesterday. Año said Malaysian Mahmud bin Ahmad was badly wounded in the fighting in Marawi last month and reportedly died on June 7   Read More ...
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India vs West Indies, Highlights, 1st ODI: Match Abandoned Due To Rain
India vs West Indies, Highlights, 1st ODI: Match Abandoned Due To Rain The first ODI between West Indies and India has been called off due to persistent rain. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first as the Indian openers got off to a great start. Both Shikhar Dhawan (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (62) got to their fifties as the visitors were looking good to post a big total on board before rain interrupted play   Read More ...
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Martial law in Mindanao a success – Palace
Martial law in Mindanao a success – Palace MANILA, Philippines - A month after President Duterte placed Mindanao under martial law, Malacañang claimed that the goal of the military rule has been attained because security forces have foiled an attempt by the extremist group Islamic State (IS) to establish a province in Marawi City. Officials, however, still could not say when the President would lift the declaration, which some sectors fear would embolden the military to commit human rights abuses and to suppress civil liberties   Read More ...
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BCCI Extends Coach Application Deadline Till July 9
BCCI Extends Coach Application Deadline Till July 9 The BCCI on Friday extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till July 9, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumble's acrimonious exit. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of 'Head Coach' for India Men's Cricket Team   Read More ...
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Comelec to come out with new voter’s ID
Comelec to come out with new voter’s ID MANILA, Philippines - Despite backlogs in producing voters’ identification cards, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) wants to come out with a new ID that will be piloted in Metro Manila. Based on its Invitation to Bid, the Comelec’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) is looking for bidders for its “enhance voter’s IDs for National Capital Region pilot testing” project. The winner of the P150-million contract would need to supply three million IDs at P50 each, Comelec said   Read More ...
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Chief Coach Should Get 60% Of Captain's Earnings: Anil Kumble's Proposal To BCCI
Chief Coach Should Get 60% Of Captain's Earnings: Anil Kumble's Proposal To BCCI Anil Kumble had suggested significant hikes in the remunerations of the coaching staff of the Indian cricket team. In a proposal regarding the restructuring of the contracts that he had sent to the Indian cricket board, Kumble had demanded that the "chief coach should earn 60 percent of the captains' estimated earnings". The document also supported national coaches "earning from IPL" to "augment their income" without specifying whether it amounts to 'Conflict of Interest'   Read More ...
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If Virat Kohli Thinks He Is The Boss, Let India Play Without A Coach: Erapalli Prasanna
If Virat Kohli Thinks He Is The Boss, Let India Play Without A Coach: Erapalli Prasanna Former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna on Friday said if the Indian team captain feels he is the "boss" then the team can perform without a coach. Prasanna's comment when asked about the rift between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble, who quit as Indian cricket team coach recently. "Why do they require a coach, if the captain is the boss?" Prasanna asked   Read More ...
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Top Upcoming Scooters In India Coming In 2017-2018
Top Upcoming Scooters In India Coming In 2017-2018 The tremendous growth of the scooter market in the country has been encouraging for two wheeler manufacturers with a host of potential yet to be tapped. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is the latest manufacturer to make some ripples in this space with the Honda Cliq. The rugged is targeted at the rural markets, boasting of the Activa's underpinnings and an affordable price tag   Read More ...
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Ford Announces Recall For Over 39,000 Cars In India
Ford Announces Recall For Over 39,000 Cars In India View More Ford EcoSport Figo Figo Aspire Endeavour Mustang Ford India has issued a recall of over 39,315 units of its cars produced from 2004 to 2012. The models affected are the Ford Fiesta Classic and the first generation of the Figo hatchback. The cars in question were made at the Ford India manufacturing facility in Chennai between the years 2004 and 2012   Read More ...
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Jeep Compass Receives 1000 Bookings In Just 3 Days
Jeep Compass Receives 1000 Bookings In Just 3 Days We'd told you at the beginning of this week, that FCA India has started the bookings of the new Jeep Compass SUV in India. It's just been about three days and the company has already said that it has received an overwhelming response. 1000 bookings of the Compass SUV have already been made and that's too in just 3 days. With pre-bookings opened online as well as at Jeep India dealerships for a sum of ₹ 50,000, the Compass seems to have captured a lot of attention, as much as we were when we drove the SUV earlier this month   Read More ...
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Maruti Suzuki Dzire Waiting Period Goes Up To 3 Months
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Waiting Period Goes Up To 3 Months It was just last month that Maruti Suzuki launched the new, third generation of the Dzire in India. In fact we've told you everything about the car, right from the design of the exterior, interior and even the extensive feature list that the car gets. While we thought it ticked all the right boxes when we drove it, we weren't quite sure how the customers would react to it considering there's been a slight hike in the price of the car   Read More ...
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Maruti Suzuki Dzire Bookings Cross 51,000 Mark
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Bookings Cross 51,000 Mark The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has reached a new milestone with the company receiving over 51,000 bookings for the car. It's been just a little over a month since the car has been launched in India and such impressive numbers show us that the Dzire might continue to be the undisputed leader of the subcompact sedan space. In fact, Maruti Suzuki India received over 44,000 bookings for the new Dzire in just about two weeks, which itself is quite an impressive feat considering the price of the car has also gone up   Read More ...
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Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 vs Hyundai Tucson: Spec Comparison
Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 vs Hyundai Tucson: Spec Comparison The Jeep Compass is the hotly awaited SUV that will be making its way to the market in August this year. Jeep's most affordable offering incorporates the brand's legacy, while keeping things compact and fun. The Jeep Compass commenced manufacturing in the country earlier this month from Fiat's Ranjangaon facility, and will be exported to all Right Hand Drive (RHD) markets globally   Read More ...
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How PJ Rebullida is training a band of actors to become high-kicking ‘newsies’
How PJ Rebullida is training a band of actors to become high-kicking ‘newsies’ In 9 Works Theatrical’s upcoming staging of “Newsies the Musical,” only the book, lyrics and music must be followed. All other aspects of the show (direction, costumes, set, lighting, etc.) must be created from scratch. “We can’t do what they did on Broadway,” says the show’s choreographer Patrick John “PJ” Rebullida. “We have to create and are required to have our own vision   Read More ...
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What's on the agenda (and what might be avoided) when Trump meets India's prime minister
What's on the agenda (and what might be avoided) when Trump meets India's prime minister When President Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday, the two leaders will share much in common. Both are political outsiders who champion a muscular, country-first nationalism. They enjoy feverish support from their vote bases while their governments assail critics and ignore — or encourage — hostility toward minority groups. A senior White House official briefing reporters ahead of the visit on Friday said that Trump has visited Mumbai in his business career and noted that the two men have more social media followers than any world leaders on earth, making sure to point out that Trump is slightly ahead of Modi   Read More ...
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McCain, Reed ask Mattis to investigate Yemen torture
McCain, Reed ask Mattis to investigate Yemen torture Washington (CNN)The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate armed services committee are asking Defense Secretary James Mattis to investigate accusations of torture at prisons in Yemen run by United Arab Emirates forces where US forces were also interrogating prisoners. Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Jack Reed of Rhode Island sent a letter to Mattis on Thursday asking him to investigate the alleged abuses, which were revealed in an Associated Press report Thursday   Read More ...
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Sagano Bamboo Forest -- one of world's most beautiful groves
In Japan's Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto, towering green stalks of the famously versatile plant sway in the wind, creaking eerily they collide and twist, leaves rustling. The sun filters through the densely packed grove, projecting thin slashes of light onto the dozens of camera-clutching tourists shuffling down the wide trail that cuts through the middle of the forest as they awkwardly angle their shots, attempting to crop human forms out of their frames   Read More ...
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US would like nuclear deal with India to go forward: Official
US would like nuclear deal with India to go forward: Official President Donald Trump's administration would like to see a Westinghouse nuclear reactor deal with India move forward, a senior White House official said on Friday ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meetings with Trump on Monday. The deal, years in the making, has been slow to complete due to concerns about liability in the event of a nuclear accident. "We're still very much interested in seeing this deal move forward," the official told reporters   Read More ...
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As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, US expected to OK India drone purchase
As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, US expected to OK India drone purchase The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime. Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalise ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump. Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones, worth more than $2 billion, is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under former President Barack Obama but have drifted under Trump, who has courted Asian rival China as he seeks Beijing's help to contain North Korea's nuclear programme   Read More ...
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