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Back-of -the-envelope calculations show that the 17 parties who have unanimously agreed to Meira Kumar's name are short of well over 1,70,000 votes to get their candidate elected for the top job. Kovind filed three set of nomination papers. "Since I became the governor I do not belong to any political party ", the 71-year-old former head of the BJP's Dalit Morcha - nearly certain to be the next president - said after filing his nomination in New Delhi for the post.
  • 20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank

    20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank

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    The group has carried out attacks. "We have felt and tasted sectarian and ethnic divisions and our people will not go back to those days", said Khalili. American military commanders in Afghanistan have requested thousands of extra boots on the ground . Calling for "complete independence of the country and establishment of an Islamic system", he warned against plans under consideration to increase the number of USA troops in Afghanistan by up to 3,000-5,000.
  • Utah Senators Split On Republican Health Bill

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    People with pre-existing conditions will keep their health care. "They're paying for tax cuts with American lives", the senator tweeted to 2.5 million followers with a video attached. While Obama has repeatedly defended the Affordable Care Act, which represents perhaps his most significant domestic legislative achievement, Thursday's statement was even more pointed than his previous comments.
  • Death toll rises to 29 in Afghanistan bombing

    Death toll rises to 29 in Afghanistan bombing

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    The blast occurred when the military servicemen and civilians arrived at the bank to receive salaries, according to the broadcaster. In this year's message, the militant leader seemed to harden his stance, saying the Afghan government is too corrupt to stay on and warning of another civil war in Kabul - along the lines of the 1992 fighting when mujahedeen groups threw out the Communist government in Afghanistan and turned their guns on each other.
  • US Satellites Detect Activity at North Korea Nuke Test Site

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    North Korea on Friday denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma. The route to inflicting significant economic pain on Kim's government remains through China. North Korea hasn't conducted a nuclear test explosion as feared earlier this year - a possible outcome of Chinese pressure - but it has kept up its rapid pace of missile launches, drawing another U.N.
  • China, US vow to promote bilateral ties by managing differences

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    North Korean threats, trade tensions and global terrorism are expected to be among the issues discussed at the inaugural U.S. The Rodong Sinmun commentary suggests that the USA government is suffering from its own crisis, which could include "the impeachment of Trump", and that the president is now considering a preemptive strike against North Korea because of his "tough situation" at home.
  • Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

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    Moody's said on Monday that the parliamentary majority won on Sunday for Macron's 'En Marche!' eased that path to reform, which is credit positive for the rating. Schwarzenegger says he and Macron, a centrist, discussed climate change. Mr Macron has openly criticised the EU's posted workers directive, a rule that allows foreign workers to pay social insurance in their home countries while living in another European Union country.
  • United Kingdom schoolboys win skirt-wearing protest against shorts ban

    United Kingdom schoolboys win skirt-wearing protest against shorts ban

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    The newspaper reported that when the boys argued that the girls could bear their legs during the heatwave, the school responded by saying, probably jokingly, that they could wear skirts as well. When temps rise above 90, as they did in Exeter in Southwest England, you'd think a school's top priority should be keeping students and staff cool to ensure a safe learning environment.
  • Twelve Top US Universities Reaffirm Commitment to Climate Change Pact

    Twelve Top US Universities Reaffirm Commitment to Climate Change Pact

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    The town's climate change successes to date include helping to reduce residents' annual carbon dioxide emissions from home, business, and transport energy use, from 5.6 tonnes per person in 2005 to 3.6 tonnes in 2016. As cities and businesses increasingly take charge of the global climate response, researchers observe that weaving decarbonisation into regional trade agreements between the European Union and other emerging markets would strengthen and speed up the process.
  • Netanyahu: Trump 'made an indelible impression on the people of Israel'

    Netanyahu: Trump 'made an indelible impression on the people of Israel'

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    In an interview with the New York Times in November , Trump said he "would love to be able to be the one that made peace with Israel and the Palestinians" adding that it "would be such a great achievement". The U.S. has long considered Jewish settlements on the Palestinian-claimed land a barrier to peace, but the Trump administration has wavered on that precedent.
  • Obama to return to campaign trail to stump for Northam

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    Gillespie's camp does not appear anxious that Obama will be on the campaign trail. The race was largely cast as the establishment versus the populist progressive, similar to the Democratic presidential primary contest a year ago. Northam has a 39 - 24 favorability rating, with 39 percent of people who haven't formed an opinion about him yet. But Perriello, who lost his seat in Congress over his vote for Obamacare and then went on to work for the Obama administration, invoked the former ...