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India demonetisation figures deal blow to Modi

India demonetisation figures deal blow to Modi

He was referring to Modi's promises to uncover black money , remove counterfeit notes and hit at financing of terrorism . While Arun Jaitley said that it was a major step towards the formalisation of the economy and not exclusively confiscation of money, Chidambaram said that it was an objective that the NDA government set for itself. Read More

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Trump Administration Just Booted More Russian Diplomats From the US

Trump Administration Just Booted More Russian Diplomats From the US

Though Russia can keep its NY consulate and Washington embassy, Russian trade missions housed in satellite offices in those two cities must shut down, said a senior Trump administration official. The pair will meet in September in NY. But after the US Congress approved new economic sanctions against Moscow over its alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, Putin ordered drastic cuts in US staff in retaliation. Read More

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White Supremacist Daniel Borden Charged in Charlottesville, Va., Attack of Deandre Harris

White Supremacist Daniel Borden Charged in Charlottesville, Va., Attack of Deandre Harris

His attorney, Greg Berberich , says Borden turned himself in immediately after being notified that an warrant was issued for his arrest. Police said 18-year-old Daniel P. Another suspect, Richard W. Preston, 52, is allegedly the man seen on video shot by the American Civil Liberties Union taking out a pistol and firing a round toward a counterprotester who was wielding a flaming can of aerosol. Read More

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Gunmen attack Shi'ite Mosque in Kabul

Gunmen attack Shi'ite Mosque in Kabul

The bombings took place soon before Friday prayers at the mosque. Security forces exchanged fire with the assailants and sound of an explosion was heard almost two hours after the attack began. "Half of the mosque was full of worshipers - women upstairs and men downstairs, hundreds of men and women", he said, pacing barefoot. Witnesses told Reuters gunmen threw grenades and then entered the mosque. Read More

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Trump Signs Executive Order Slapping Venezuela With Financial Sanctions

Trump Signs Executive Order Slapping Venezuela With Financial Sanctions

The White House said it would allow certain exceptions, such as for humanitarian aid, in order "to mitigate harm to the American and Venezuelan people". Several prominent opposition mayors have also been removed or ordered arrested by the pro-government supreme court. The new sanctions stop short of a full oil embargo but nevertheless constitute a tough measure that will put further pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Washington Post reports . Read More

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Temperatures in the 80s Thursday in central Oklahoma

Temperatures in the 80s Thursday in central Oklahoma

West wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. The overnight low is expected to be near 61. Calm wind becoming east around 5 miles per hour. Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. SUNDAY: Sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Read More

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Harvey redevelops and could impact our area

Harvey redevelops and could impact our area

Tropical Storm Harvey flooded streets and homes, blew off roofs and toppled trees and electricity poles in Barbados and also caused similar damage in St Vincent and the Grenadines when it passed between Barbados and the Windward Islands. Based on current data, it appears the storm would hit the Texas coast near Corpus Christi, Texas. The path, strength and forward speed of Harvey will determine the amount of rain, wind and rough surf over northeastern Mexico and Texas. Read More

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Second Biggest Powerball USA Jackpot up for Grabs at LottoPoint

Second Biggest Powerball USA Jackpot up for Grabs at LottoPoint

If you win the jackpot, you have two options to claim your prize: You can accept a lump sum payment or have the total jackpot issued to you in 30 payments over 29 years. The Powerball payout has swollen to a whopping $ 700 million jackpot , gifting whoever wins with a net worth equal to Bono's. Hampstead Center Market employee Pat True changes the Powerball sign at the store Tuesday afternoon after the jackpot rose from $650 million to $700 million. Read More

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Strike paralyses banks in Nagaland

Strike paralyses banks in Nagaland

The strike paralysed banking operations in the state. Later, convener of Meghalaya state unit of the UBFU told The Shillong Times, that over 10 lakhs bank workmen and officers took part in the bank strike . The United Forum of Bank Unions said, "All nationalized banks will be closed on Tuesday, while the Aryavarta Officers Association has made a decision to join the strike with nationalized banks and join the strike. Read More

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Malaysia says sorry for flag gaffe

Malaysia says sorry for flag gaffe

According to Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaluddin met with Imam on Sunday "to explain the regrettable error and convey his apology on behalf of the MASOC". Youth and Minister Imam Nahrawi of Indonesia said the error was very painful. "We need to be open-minded about this matter". "This thing should not have happen but it did". Read More

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Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar

Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar

Iraqi forces have pushed into the outskirts of one of the last Islamic State-held areas in the country - the northwestern city of Tal Afar. The Norwegian Refugee Council said on Saturday that refugees near the northern city of Tal Afar were faced with harsh conditions, and were stopped by authorities in east of Mosul and Kurdish areas as they tried to flee the fighting. Read More

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North Korea state media says army 'on standby to launch'

North Korea state media says army 'on standby to launch'

Few have so far canceled vacations, the Pacific Daily News reported this week . Mr. Trump has sought to leverage trade and North Korea with China for months, initially expressing optimism after hosting Mr. "I wish there would be less partisanship up there", Calvo told Trump . "It's a weird situation where he is much more experienced than Donald Trump , who is twice as old as him", says Delury. Read More

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