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Iran backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his fight against anti-government rebel groups and ISIS, which is primarily based in the Syrian city of Raqqa. It came hours after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a statement on his website, vowed Iran would "slap its enemies" in honour of the victims' families, including those killed in Syria and Iraq.
  • Pakistani PM to appear before court-appointed investigators

    Pakistani PM to appear before court-appointed investigators

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    The PM's sons - Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz - have already been summoned and grilled for hours by the JIT several times in recent days. The summon was issued to Sharif, 67, after he returned from his Kazakhstan visit where he attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.
  • 'Farmers' Families Said I Don't Need To Fast': Shivraj Chouhan

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    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan alleged that the farmers had been incited by Congressmen who have been supporting the farmers' agitation. Gandhi travelled by air, by auto, by motorcyle and by foot from Delhi to Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh via Rajasthan before he was detained and arrested in Naya Gaon, about 70 km from Mandsaur .
  • 5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

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    McCabe refused to say why it was not appropriate to answer questions about any conversations he may have had, and said again that Comey would speak for himself. Is there an invocation by the president of executive privilege? Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said a classified briefing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was going to focus on technical issues dealing with the FISA surveillance law and would not include the four witnesses who testified in the public hearing.
  • Comey to Congress: President Trump told him "I need loyalty"

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    But he also said the President's private comments urging him to drop the probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn led him to tell his Justice Department colleagues that they needed to be careful. Equally, Comey was clear that many of Trump's inner circle - including some still in the White House - could be in serious hot water. Comey said he felt compelled to do so after an airport tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then then-Attorney ...
  • Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade

    Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade

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    The Trump administration has given mixed signals on whether to isolate Qatar or bring it into talks with other Gulf nations. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the lifting of a blockade on Qatar on Friday after approving legislation on deploying Turkish troops there, as the Gulf state faces isolation imposed by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism.
  • Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey

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    In announcing on July 5, 2016 that he was closing the email probe, Comey called Hillary Clinton's actions "extremely careless" but said he did not recommend filing charges. At the hearing, Comey said Lynch had told him not to call the meeting an investigation, but a matter instead, which confused and concerned Comey .
  • UP Board 12th Results 2017

    UP Board 12th Results 2017

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    This is the second year in succession that boys have fared better than girls in RBSE Class X board examination . Finally, the wait of the candidates who appeared for 2017 class 10 board exam in Rajasthan is going to get over today.
  • Trump Praises Gianforte Victory a 'Great Win' in Montana

    Trump Praises Gianforte Victory a 'Great Win' in Montana

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    Gianforte, a tech millionaire backed by President Donald Trump , defeated folk singer Rob Quist , 50-44, early Friday morning in the race for the at-large - or statewide - U.S. Jacobs told "Good Morning America" Thursday morning, "I went from being vertical one moment to being horizontal the next". But after he was declared the victor, Gianforte apologized for the attack.
  • Here's what we know about the alleged NSA leaker's military record

    Here's what we know about the alleged NSA leaker's military record

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    Winner, who was working in the Georgia office of contractor Pluribus International, allegedly printed out a top-secret document last month and mailed it to an online news outlet, which was not named in court documents. Victor "does have an argument to make that what she did was in the public interest, but I don't know if she can convince a jury of that", Kennedy said.
  • Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" Sunday as the US and the United Kingdom are looking after their own interests. But on Tuesday, Merkel reiterated Germany's relationship with the U.S.is of "outstanding importance". According to German media, he called the country "very bad" because of its trade deficit with the U.S.
  • Election day ahead: Labour pains by Corbyn to net mums' vote

    Election day ahead: Labour pains by Corbyn to net mums' vote

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    The Labour leader, as expected, was given a tough time by the former Newsnight host when facing the journalist in the Sky News and Channel 4 head-to-head leader interviews. When asked why he had once said that the death of Osama Bin Laden was a "tragedy", Corbyn said: "I think he should have been arrested and he should have been put on trial".
  • Men probing Ivanka Trump brand in China arrested, missing

    Men probing Ivanka Trump brand in China arrested, missing

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    A Chinese activist investigating a company that manufactures shoes for Ivanka Trump's label and other Western brands has been detained by police in China , and two of his colleagues remain unaccounted for. The Ivanka Trump brand declined to comment while the White House and Ivanka Trump's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
  • Obama Loyalist Brennan Drove FBI to Begin Investigating Trump Associates Last Summer

    Obama Loyalist Brennan Drove FBI to Begin Investigating Trump Associates Last Summer

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    The Russians discussed whether or not they would be able to influence Trump's circle or a potential administration during the 2016 campaign, according to CNN . Trump's critics pointed out that while the " golden shower " allegation has not been verified, US intelligence services have confirmed other claims about Trump's links with the Russians contained in the dossier.
  • Urinating dog statue briefly fought back against Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl'

    Urinating dog statue briefly fought back against Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl'

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    The Italian sculptor said he doesn't want any artist stealing 15 minutes of fame off his bull, whether it's the statue of the defiant girl or Gardega's " Pissing Pug ". Its somewhat ironic, then, that people would be angry about Fearless Girl's commodification, but willing to ignore Charging Bull's . Gardega said "most people were amused or perplexed by it", but on Twitter , critics were harsher.
  • Panama's ex-dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

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    In recent years, Noriega had suffered various ailments, including high blood pressure and bronchitis. Read: Is Donald Trump A Dictator? His death was announced on Tuesday morning by Panama's president Juan Carlos Varela, who said Noriega's death marked a closure in their country's history.