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Palestinians: 14 Wounded, One Critically in Temple Mount Clashes With Israeli Police

Palestinians: 14 Wounded, One Critically in Temple Mount Clashes With Israeli Police

Meanwhile, two rights groups protested against the closure of the Old City and its vicinity in Jerusalem al-Quds and the ban on Palestinians from entering it. Usta also mentioned Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan's remarks on Al-Aqsa Mosque: "Al-Aqsa Mosque is in our power". He warned of the "repercussions of these measures or its exploitation by any side to change the religious and historical status of the holy places". Read More

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Karnataka kicks off process to get its own state flag

Karnataka kicks off process to get its own state flag

The committee, headed by the principal secretary, Department of Kannada and Culture, was set up last month after a representation from noted Kannada writer and journalist Patil Puttappa, and social worker Bheemappa Gundappa Gadada. "The national flag will always fly higher that the state flag, there are no two ways about it". Yellow represents turmeric and red represents kumkum which symbolise auspiciousness and well-being of the state. Read More

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Hastert leaves fed pen for

Hastert leaves fed pen for "halfway house"

In addition to his prison sentence, Hastert has paid for his crimes with the loss of his reputation and the exposure of a secret he offered to pay $3.5 million to keep hidden. Durkin also sentenced Hastert to two years of supervised release, giving the former speaker three days following his release from prison to report to a probation office. Read More

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In Unofficial Vote, Venezuelans Overwhelmingly Reject Constitutional Rewrite

In Unofficial Vote, Venezuelans Overwhelmingly Reject Constitutional Rewrite

They said they're voting to recover democracy in their country. Maduro's government on Sunday also held an electoral event - essentially a trial run of the upcoming Constituent Assembly. The turnout is slightly smaller than the 7.7 million people who voted for opposition candidates at the 2015 parliamentary elections. They also voted for the armed forces to defend the current constitution. Read More

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Pound weakens on political discord ahead of Brexit negotiations

Pound weakens on political discord ahead of Brexit negotiations

After his arrival at the EU's headquarters on Monday morning , the European Commission released pictures of Mr Davis sitting opposite his EU counterpart, Michel Barnier , with their respective teams. European officials have said the British proposal to give EU citizens "settled status" does not go far enough. If that happens, parallel negotiations can commence on Britain's future relationship with the European Union after Brexit . Read More

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Second Person In Custody In Connection With Killing Of 4 In Pennsylvania

Second Person In Custody In Connection With Killing Of 4 In Pennsylvania

The back-to-back arrests bought investigators time as they scoured the farm and other spots across the county for clues to the men's disappearance, Weintraub said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity on Thursday because he was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the case against 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo, who was in custody. Read More

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USA considers new sanctions on Chinese banks to address North Korea threat

USA considers new sanctions on Chinese banks to address North Korea threat

Russia has also expressed its opposition to additional sanctions on North Korea , making it even more hard for the UNSC to agree on "punitive measures" against the belligerent state. China has been taking measures to revitalize North Korea's economy through humanitarian and civilian exchanges despite suspending coal imports. President Trump and administration officials have grown increasingly irritated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missiles programs, ... Read More

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U.S. condemns 'cowardly' attack on Amarnath pilgrims, vows to fight terror

U.S. condemns 'cowardly' attack on Amarnath pilgrims, vows to fight terror

Meanwhile, it is also time for the government to tap into the growing disillusionment with Pakistan among ordinary Kashmiris, the former government official added. "I don't know if it's really safe for them there. Let them come out with their inferences and as a political establishment we will follow it up". In her message on the occasion of 86th Martyrs Day, the chief minister said the courageous hearts of 1931 sacrificed their lives for laying a strong edifice of democracy, equality and ... Read More

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Military Plane Crash Investigation Continues

Military Plane Crash Investigation Continues

And while the FBI has joined the crash investigation, a Marine spokesman says no foul play is suspected. In Itta Bena, a USA military refueling plane crashed into a soybean field in rural land Mississippi. Families of the victims have been notified, and a list of victims should be released in coming days, said James, the brigadier general. "While the details of the incident are being investigated, our focus remains on providing the necessary resources and support to the family and ... Read More

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Russia, US prepared to announce joint ceasefire in Syria on Sunday

Russia, US prepared to announce joint ceasefire in Syria on Sunday

A fourth de-escalation zone in southern Syria has also been considered, but it needs the involvement of other countries, such as the U.S. and Jordan , who have influence in the region. Tillerson said the USA and Russian Federation have " unresolved differences " on various issues, but also the potential for cooperation. In the unusual statement, Tillerson also insisted America's top priority in Syria remains defeating the Islamic State terrorist network and that the future of the ... Read More

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Middle East crisis: Gulf media predict more sanctions on Qatar

Middle East crisis: Gulf media predict more sanctions on Qatar

Qatar Airways said on Thursday that passengers travelling to the USA can now carry their laptops and other large electronics on board, ending a three-month in-cabin ban on devices for the Doha-based airline. "To this end, closer cooperation between the two countries' secret services was agreed during Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel's visit to the Gulf emirate", a source in the German delegation to Qatar told the Die Zeit newspaper. Read More

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Cities respond to illegal fireworks calls

Cities respond to illegal fireworks calls

Borroto said in a written statement at 7:32 a.m. that the cause of the fire remains under investigation. A fire that damaged a home in Scarborough started with fireworks, according to fire officials. "This shows how unsafe fireworks can be", the department said in a Facebook post. Firefighters say they also found a pile of debris burning on the porch. Read More

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Kuwaiti sources reveal Qatar's response to demands by embargo countries

Shiekh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait , lobbied for relaxing the cut-off date after he received an assurance from Qatar that it would respond to the demands by Monday. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani brought a handwritten letter from Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and handed it over to Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday. Read More

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Cinema Halls Cancel Screenings In Tamil Nadu

Cinema Halls Cancel Screenings In Tamil Nadu

Effects of GST shows in Tamil Nadu where the 1000 cinema houses have canceled screenings. After a meeting with finance minister D.Jayakumar, Abirami Ramanathan, president of Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners and Distributors Association said the minister has assured to solve the issue after holding discussion with chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy. Read More

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Maryland Attorney General says voting disclosure is barred by law

Jason Kander, head of Let America Vote , has called the GOP voter fraud narrative and Trump's claim of voter fraud " the biggest lie ever told by a sitting U.S. In addition to Louisiana, states like California, Kentucky, and MS will not comply. Mississippi's Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said last week that he had not yet received the letter, but said the commission should "jump in the Gulf of Mexico". Read More

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Repeal & replace later, says Trump on Obamacare

Repeal & replace later, says Trump on Obamacare

Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon-a democrat-told us that like many senators, he plans to hold health care town halls during the 4th of July holiday recess. While critics on the left howl that the Senate bill unfairly moves away Medicaid resources while working in upper-end tax relief, some conservatives and libertarians have derided the arrangement as "Obamacare lite" - or even "Obamacare plus". Read More

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Afternoon Storms for The Holiday Weekend

Afternoon Storms for The Holiday Weekend

Monday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. "Showers and thunderstorms have highest chances Saturday night ahead of the cold front", the National Weather Service says. Tuesday, July 4: Mostly sunny, with highs in the low 80s. The Coastal Empire and Low Country will remain on the edge of Atlantic high pressure over the weekend while a surface trough persists inland. Read More

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