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by | June 24, 2017 | 03:10

Masire took office in 1980 following the death of president Seretse Khama , and led the country until voluntarily stepping down 1998, having overseen a period of unprecedented economic growth . "I join the Government and the people of Botswana as well as millions of others around the world in mourning a man, who, in his very eventful political life, did much to shape the political tapestry of not only Botswana, but also that of Africa and the world at large".

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:06

Nitish also denied giving any weightage to Lalu's remark of "Aetihask Bhool (historical decision)" on his support to Kovind. "I don't know why Nitish Kumar took this decision". Meira Kumar is the daughter of late Dalit leader Jagjivan Ram and she belongs to Arrah district in Bihar. Stating that the country needs a secular person to become the President in the backdrop of attacks on dalits and minorities since the NDA government assumed office at the Centre, Reddy said opposition parties ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:08

Russia does not have 100 percent confirmation that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed, the Russian RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying later on Friday. There has been no statement from Islamic State or other jihadist groups regarding al-Baghdadi's status. One of Baghdadi's aides may have been killed rather than Baghdadi himself, the colonel said.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:58

This move came after the President of India , Pranab Mukherjee accepted recommendations from the same report. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday announced that passports will now be available in both Hindi and English. The rebate will be applicable from tomorrow", Swaraj said. She also directed the passport division of the External Affairs Ministry to resolve difficulties being faced by a person with disability.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:58

Speaking to faith leaders sitting in a circle on Wednsday, he said he felt joy at being with them "despite the very sad, unfortunate circumstances" and that he remembered with "great fondness" his visit there 30 years ago. Yassin said: "Before people called the police, people were shouting, 'it's that van". 'They dragged me off the road and the guy opened the window of the van to try to escape so the people caught him.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:55

On the demands list was that Qatar sever diplomatic ties with Iran, kick members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard out of Qatar and cease any joint military cooperation with Iran, Xinhua news agency reported . The statement said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had recently called upon Saudi Arabia and the other countries to produce a list of grievances that was "reasonable and actionable".

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:55

Doctors say Congressman Scalise is in fair condition and is in the process of healing and rehabilitation. Scalise was shot in the hip on June 14 when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for an annual charity game against the Democrats.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:54

But he has managed relations with the Sunnis better than his predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki, and also improved Baghdad's ties with Saudi Arabia. Speaking to The Times of Israel later Monday, Ya'ari said his information was based on security sources , and that these sources were "amazed" at the poor performance of the Iranian missiles.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:50

One man died in the incident early on Monday near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, and another 11 people were injured. "It is just a question, I'm not insinuating anything". The father-of-six, who had come to Britain from Bangladesh at the age of 10, was a quiet man who regularly attended his mosque and enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, the statement said.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:47

Gandhi has all along been the first choice of CPM as well as Trinamool Congress. The Opposition candidate, Meira Kumar, is a Dalit and also a woman. Further, the Congress has stated that they would once again reach out to the remaining opposition parties to seek their support. Ms. Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, was chosen as the Opposition's candidate to contest the Presidential poll on Thursday.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:44

The coalition said their goal is to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Syrian government troops, for example, have reached the Iraqi border in an area where IS leaders have been gathering. On Sunday, the U.S. shot down a Syrian plane that had dropped bombs near its ground-partnered Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) south of Tabqa about two hours after SDF fighters were wounded in an earlier attack by pro-Syrian regime forces in Ja'Din.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:42

With this, the total investment approved under the smart city plans of 90 cities has gone up to Rs 1,91,155 crore, Naidu said. The other state capitals are Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Patna (Bihar), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Aizawl (Mizoram), Gangtok (Sikkim) and Gandhinagar (Gujarat).

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:42

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) launches the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK. Sheryl Sandberg , Facebook's chief operating officer, said: "There is no place for hate or violence on Facebook". "There is no place for hate or violence on Facebook". "This is a valuable and much needed initiative from Facebook in helping to tackle extremism", he said.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:41

Heavy rain could delay production for farmers in the state. This will lead to several quiet, dry, pleasant days for most of next week! It was stationary much of the day Tuesday but was on a lumbering track that would take its centre toward southwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas by Wednesday morning.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:33

It was announced earlier today that Merkel has agreed to assist in the opening of Gamescom 2017, the first time that she will ever have visited the conference that started in Germany in 2009. Despite Merkel's apparent lack of interest in video games (seriously, I Googled everything I could think of in a bid to make this story a bit more interesting), her attendance shouldn't really come as much of a surprise: Gamescom, which runs from the 22nd to the 26th August this year, is the biggest ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:34

Bali's General Criminal Directorate and Great Commissioner Rudi Setiawan confirmed that both Said and Iliev were arrested in Dili, the Timor Leste capital, at around 9 a.m. He said East Timor police had been keeping an eye on foreigners entering Indonesia , in part due to information from Indonesia . When immigration authorities investigated, they found he had not only overstayed but was using a fake identity.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:30

A police official said following the tip-off about the presence of militants, forces cordoned off Hajam Mohalla, Hajin, 32 km from here and launched searches on Wednesday evening. He identified them as "Gulzar Ahmad Lone @Ibrahim, district commander of HM son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Gund Brath, Sopore and Basit Ahmad Mir @Tahir son of Mohammad Ahsan Mir resident of Andergam Pattan".

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:31

A senior American official told New York Times they obtained intelligence reports in recent weeks indicating the student had been repeatedly beaten while in North Korea and they had feared he was dead. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. The U.S. relies on Sweden to represent its interests in North Korea , since the U.S.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:32

Besides the NDAs constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the electoral college that will elect the next president, regional parties such as the AIADMK, BJD, TRS and JD (U) have announced their support to the Dalit leader, making his win an nearly foregone conclusion.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:32

Wisconsin's attorney general says he plans to ask the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision by three of its judges who ruled an inmate featured in the Netflix series " Making a Murderer " should be retried or freed. Schimel's Justice Department appealed the ruling to the 7th Circuit. The case caught the public's imagination in Netflix's documentary series Making a Murderer .

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:30

Our hearts go out to those who've been injured". She said that Osborne "wouldn't even know who the Prime Minister is" and that she has "never heard him say anything about Muslims or anything racist". Jeremy Corbyn has called for unity and dubbed any terror attack an attack on "us all" as he spoke at a vigil outside the Finsbury Park Mosque.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:26

The government has ordered an "immediate examination" of the unit to establish the cause of the fire and whether any further action is needed. Police said that both the cladding on the exterior and the insulation used in the tower failed their safety tests, the New York Times reported on Friday.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:25

European Union members had initially pushed for a tougher resolution calling for an worldwide investigation on the scale of a commission of inquiry, but they dropped that proposal when it became clear that it lacked African support and Congolese ministers said they would not let its members into the country.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:25

Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt, sometimes together and sometimes separately, to the region and possibly many trips by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to Washington D.C. This month marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Mideast war - a seminal event in which Israel captured the West Bank , east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:26

Nearly of all the players from both teams got dragged into the massive fight, with the referee caught in the middle. In the first half, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio was caught on the TV broadcast aiming a verbal obscenity at New Zealand coaching staff.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:25

In addition, the event has come to represent a nostalgic return to hippie culture and summer festivals, with its scale now at par with global music events such as Coachella and Tomorrowland. The original record was set by 5,814 New Yorkers in 2009 to promote world peace. "Peace and love comes about simply by giving peace and love". William Hawk, from Standing Rock in America, led prayers and paid tributes to the victims of the attacks.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:25

South Korean President Moon Jae-in observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea. North Korea this year has tested several new missile systems, including a powerful midrange missile experts say could one day reach targets as far as Hawaii or Alaska.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:22

The fire was not set deliberately but started in a Hotpoint fridge-freezer that was not previously part of any product recall, McCormack added. As well as investigating the cladding and insulation materials, McCormack said the force was examining "how the tiles were fixed to the building and how they were installed".

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:18

Indeed, it is only when boys turn up in girls clothes - inasmuch as attire can be classified thus, considering skirts are male attire in some parts of the world - that it is thought to be curious enough to be noted. None of the boys involved in the protest will be punished, the statement added. "However, with hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future", she continued.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:15

Corbyn was more popular in all age categories under 50, the newspaper reports. It said: "Mrs May has very little appeal among Remain voters, with just 20 per cent of those who wanted to stay in the European Union picking her to be in Downing Street, while 19 per cent of Leave voters want Mr Corbyn as prime minister".

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:15

The country ratified the agreement "in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, as well as the control of global temperature rise and the strengthening of capacities to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:08

Russia's defence ministry said the USA had given it no warning, following which Moscow was also suspending coordination over "de-confliction zones" that were created to prevent incidents involving United States and Russian jets engaged in operations in Syria, reports the Guardian.

by | June 24, 2017 | 01:58

Warmbier's death ". A person believed to be Otto Warmbier is transferred from a medical transport airplane to an awaiting ambulance at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati , Ohio, U.S., June 13, 2017. USA doctors say he suffered a "severe neurological injury", the most likely cause of which was a cardiopulmonary arrest that had cut the blood supply to the brain.

by | June 24, 2017 | 01:56

Unlike New York and Silicon Valley, Modi is attending a smaller community event on Sunday in a Virginia suburb of Washington DC . "My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations". It is seen as a key test of defence ties under the new Trump administration. As in the past, he is looking forward to interacting with the Indian diaspora in the U.S.

by | June 24, 2017 | 01:56

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defense ministry sources said on Thursday. to even consider reclaiming weapons they've distributed to other factions. Erdogan highlighted a "possible threat" near the Turkish border in Syria, while speaking in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa.