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The state of emergency has now been extended three times since the July 2016 failed coup. "We have a recommendation by the National Security Council to extend the state of emergency for another 3 months". After the cabinet nod, the parliament needs to ratify the state of emergency declaration. On July 15, 2016 Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country as a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.
  • The Special Election in Georgia Is Heading to a Runoff

    The Special Election in Georgia Is Heading to a Runoff

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    Republicans had acknowledged even before Tuesday's balloting began that Ossoff would top the 18-candidate field Tuesday. A special election in Georgia grabbed the attention of the United States' political class on Tuesday, with many considering the up-for-grabs House seat a litmus test for Donald Trump's presidency.
  • After Syrian Bus Bombing, Condemnation and Calls for Protection

    After Syrian Bus Bombing, Condemnation and Calls for Protection

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    The attack on a convoy of civilians fleeing the besieged towns of al-Foua and Kfraya, outside Aleppo, marked a "new horror that must break the heart of anyone who has one", said Anthony Lake, UNICEF's executive director. Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory, said 109 of the victims were from Foua and Kfarya, among them 13 women and 68 children. He called on all parties to uphold their obligations under worldwide humanitarian and human rights law, and to "facilitate safe and ...
  • Mental illness shame: Lady Gaga chats to Prince William on FaceTime

    Mental illness shame: Lady Gaga chats to Prince William on FaceTime

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    His candid interview has already prompted new conversations about how we deal with mental health issues in childhood and adulthood. Gaga - whose full name is Stefani Germanotta - spoke about her struggle with PTSD in an open letter for the first time in December previous year, and she believes addressing her internal fight helped her to overcome her battles, and she has encouraged other people facing the same problem she did to speak about it.
  • Theresa May asks voters to trust her to deliver on Brexit

    Theresa May asks voters to trust her to deliver on Brexit

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    Since she came to power last June in the wake of Prime Minister David Cameron's failure to win the referendum on Britain's continued membership in the EU, Mrs May has had to tolerate jibes that she has no mandate to govern. Under existing law, an election was not due until May 2020, and until today May has insisted she will not call an early election. TV debates don't have a long history in British politics, but were a feature of the last two elections, in 2010 and 2015.
  • May rejects calls for TV debates

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    Referencing the 1992 General election when the two were candidates in the Durham West constituency, LibDem leader Tim Farron said TV debates were now an expected part of the general election. "And un-elected members of the House of Lords have vowed to fight us every step of the way". Why did May change her mind? Analysts at Deutsche Bank also believe a convincing election victory for May will make the deadline to deliver a "clean" Brexit without a lengthy transitional arrangement by 2019 ...
  • Varsities, colleges closed in Kashmir Valley

    Varsities, colleges closed in Kashmir Valley

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    J & K Police personnels beating protesting students. Sources said that students from various schools and colleges in the area descended on the highway and marched towards Banihal town where they blocked the highway. The students of Higher Secondary school Nadihal of same district also staged a demonstration against the use of force on the students of GDC Pulwama, reports said.
  • Australian PM to visit India, talks on key areas likely

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    Welcoming Turnbull on his first visit to India , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the passage of Australian legislation meant the country was now able to export uranium to India. "Labor, by contrast, can not point to one policy which would encourage a business to invest an extra dollar or employ an extra worker", he said. The RCEP has emerged as Australia's main opportunity to bolster its trade prospects after U.S.
  • United Kingdom leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand

    United Kingdom leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand

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    Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday called for a snap general election on June 8, in a surprise announcement as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union. Leaders of European Union states are due to adopt negotiating guidelines at an April 29 summit, and the bloc will prepare detailed plans for the talks with Britain by late May.