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The BJP president is on a two-day visit to Karnataka . 'The media was only talking about Kathua and Unnao incidents, ' she stated. "As a woman, I believe and request there should be no victim-shaming". SP Kunwar Bahadur Singh has also been suspended, she said. This came as an embarrassment for the BJP as the party had three days back condemned the Congress when some of its leaders were seen eating at a restaurant prior to a fast on Monday.
  • Iran: US would 'regret' withdrawing from nuclear deal

    Iran: US would 'regret' withdrawing from nuclear deal

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    Jahangiri made the announcement on Monday night following an emergency meeting of the government's economic taskforce headed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani . "If the deal breaks, they will surely regret it". Allies in the Middle East region, however, are urging America to get out and approach Iran in an aggressive, realistic way.
  • Spymasters prepare for US-NK summit

    Spymasters prepare for US-NK summit

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    Quoting various USA officials, the report said a team at the Central Intelligence Agency, led by its Director Mike Pompeo , has been working through back-channels to make arrangements for the high-profile talks. North Korea has been under heavy UN Security Council sanctions since it staged a series of nuclear tests and missile launches in defiance of global pressure to abandon its atomic programme.
  • National museum in $3.7m Russell Crowe auction

    National museum in $3.7m Russell Crowe auction

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    Conveniently falling on the same day as Crowe's 54th birthday and would-be 15th wedding anniversary, the bidding paused to bring out local singer Alisa Nasteski to serenade the star with "Happy Birthday". While six-figure sums were dropped for a handful of artworks - including $360,000 for a 1960 Charles Blackman - other items were far less orthodox.
  • Crash victims noticed swerving before bus overturned

    Crash victims noticed swerving before bus overturned

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    The bus first ran off the right side of the road, and the driver then overcorrected to the left, causing the bus to turn over in the median, the state patrol said. out of Suwanee, Georgia. In total, the bus was carrying 19 passengers. Passengers told investigators the driver veered off the roadway twice before he swerved a third time and caused the bus to overturn.
  • Pakistani PM to visit Afghanistan in a bid to strengthen troubled ties

    Pakistani PM to visit Afghanistan in a bid to strengthen troubled ties

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    They have made a decision to operationalize the five working groups under " Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity". Also on Thursday, Javid Faisal, deputy spokesman for Afghanistan's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, said that Pakistan's support was critical to talks with the Taliban and that Abbasi's visit would help improve the troubled Afghan-Pakistan relations.
  • Surrender by Friday or face arrest, judge tells Lula

    Surrender by Friday or face arrest, judge tells Lula

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    Under Brazilian electoral law, a candidate is forbidden from running for office for eight years after being found guilty of a crime. "Regarding the convict and ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, I grant him, in consideration of the dignity of the post he occupied, the opportunity to voluntarily turn himself in to federal police in Curitiba by 5 p.m.
  • Turkey, Russia, Iran commit to Syria's unity

    Turkey, Russia, Iran commit to Syria's unity

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group that monitors the country's war through a network of sources, reported that there were divisions within Jaysh al-Islam, with many fighters unwilling to leave Douma. Since February 19, more than 1,600 people have been killed in attacks by the regime and its allies in eastern Ghouta, according to local civil-defence sources.
  • Trump declares DACA 'dead' while urging lawmakers to 'act now' on immigration

    Trump declares DACA 'dead' while urging lawmakers to 'act now' on immigration

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    Trump says NAFTA is bad for the U.S. Wright noted that Trump rejected several Democratic offers to address DACA , including at one point a deal that would have provided $25 billion for his wall. And in 2014, as a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossed into the United States, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the activation of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border.
  • Israel says open-fire rules for Gaza unchanged for new protests

    Israel says open-fire rules for Gaza unchanged for new protests

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    In 2015, the Israeli military confirmed to the rights group Gisha that it does use crop dusters to spray herbicide inside Gaza - a scene frequently recorded on video by Palestinian farmers whose crops are damaged or destroyed. The Israeli army claims that the militants were planning to lure the warship Israel and capture were on it military prisoner. The Israeli group B'Tselem, in a rare appeal, urged Israeli soldiers to refuse such orders.
  • China says space station to re-enter atmosphere off Brazil coast

    China says space station to re-enter atmosphere off Brazil coast

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    The out of control Chinese space station Tiangong 1 mostly burned up on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific on April 2, according to Chinese space authorities. In June 2012, Shenzhou-9 spacecraft was thrust into space to dock with the orbiting Tiangong-1. The images considered the last of Tiangong 1 show it still intact.
  • Manafort Judge Skeptical of Suit Disputing Mueller Authority

    Manafort Judge Skeptical of Suit Disputing Mueller Authority

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    Manafort, represented by former Miller & Chevalier partner Kevin Downing , initially asked for U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia to declare Mueller's appointment invalid and set aside all actions the special counsel has taken against him.