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South Africa get first breakthrough of the morning at the Oval

South Africa get first breakthrough of the morning at the Oval His innings was the cornerstone of the Proteas' 175 all out. Stokes could not quite cling on, and in Broad's next over South Africa were safely within 200 runs of England's total after a Bavuma cover-drive for four. Vernon Philander was pronounced fit to come in down at number 11 against England , having recovered from a stomach upset which left him on an intravenous drip in hospital the p... [Full Article...]

Court orders release of seven journalists in Istanbul

Court orders release of seven journalists in Istanbul Seven journalists from Cumhuriyet newspaper must be released under judicial supervision, Istanbul court rules . Unfortunately, four of our friends are still incarcerated in Silivri Prison. He said the objective of the charges against him and his colleagues was to scare and silence people who would speak out against the government. Prosecutors said they planned to charge him additionally for a stat... [Full Article...]

All US within range: N Korea claims 2nd Intercontinental ballistic missile test

All US within range: N Korea claims 2nd Intercontinental ballistic missile test The U.S. Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) fired a missile into the East Sea during a South Korea-U.S. joint missile drill. . A little earlier, the U.S. military said. U.S. officials have refused to dismiss the possibility of a military response to North Korea. According to a top US official, experts don't believe North Korea has that technology - at least, not yet. [Full Article...]

Temperatures to remain around normal today

Temperatures to remain around normal today Wind: NE 5-10 miles per hour. Highs will be in the 50s to upper 60s. Highs will be well below average (70s and 80s) which will be a bit of a relief. Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 89. Highs in the low 80s. There will be a slight chance for a shower Sunday . Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. [Full Article...]

Spicer Defends Trump Over Dem Rep's Claim He's 'Militarizing the White House'

Spicer Defends Trump Over Dem Rep's Claim He's 'Militarizing the White House' He was hired with the goal of bringing more discipline to the White House , a senior White House official said. As homeland security secretary, Mr Kelly took the lead on some of Mr Trump's most controversial policies, including his executive orders suspending the admission of refugees and temporarily barring visitors from several Muslim-majority nations. [Full Article...]

Dem Rep: General Kelly 'An Extremist' Who 'Is Militarizing The White House'

Dem Rep: General Kelly 'An Extremist' Who 'Is Militarizing The White House' That means Reince Priebus is out. "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F. Kelly as White House Chief of Staff". Priebus, a Wisconsin native, joined the administration as chief of staff after a almost six-year tenure as chairman of the RNC, the final months of which he spent in a dual role as a top adviser to Trump's campaign. [Full Article...]

US Senate poised for healthcare showdown

US Senate poised for healthcare showdown A recent AP-NORC poll found only 22 percent of the public backing the Republican approach, while 51 percent were opposed. "The House remains committed to finding a solution and working with our Senate colleagues, but the burden remains on the Senate to demonstrate that it is capable of passing something that keeps our promise". [Full Article...]

Trump replaces chief of staff Reince Priebus with retired Gen. John Kelly

Newly named White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci suggested this week that Priebus was responsible for leaks to the media. It also comes as the administration suffered two stinging defeats in Congress. People in the Washington are back-stabbers, Scaramucci said. Priebus tells CNN that he resigned on Thursday. SIEGEL: First, before health care, I want to ask you about t... [Full Article...]

Chief minister of eastern India's Bihar state wins trust vote in assembly

Chief minister of eastern India's Bihar state wins trust vote in assembly The way in which he ( Nitish Kumar ) gave his resignation was saddening", Tejashwi Yadav said. The alliance - at least in numbers -looked solid. However, Nitish's claim to have resigned at the prick of conscience has been brushed aside as a great betrayal by both Laloo and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi , whose respective parties were part of the coalition government headed by him. [Full Article...]

German nightclub shooting: 'Two dead' in Constance

German nightclub shooting: 'Two dead' in Constance According to the statement, after leaving the club, the shooter engaged in a skirmish with police officers was wounded and later died in a hospital. The attacker has not yet been identified by German police, who say they are also investigating the motive. [Full Article...]

Congress politicising abducted Indians issue, says Sushma Swaraj

Congress politicising abducted Indians issue, says Sushma Swaraj Been nearly 2 months since we applied for the visa. "Ma'am, we are in touch with the applicant". Overwhelmed with the prompt response from Swaraj and help from the Indian High Commission, Hijaab Asif tweeted, "Lots and Lots of Love and respect from here". [Full Article...]

Hall of Famer Webb ahead over at Ladies Scottish Open

Hall of Famer Webb ahead over at Ladies Scottish Open Carolta Ciganda of Spain shot 70 and is four back in a tie for fourth with Sun Young Yoo of South Korea, who totaled 73, while Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea posted a 68 and is six down in a tie for sixth with Georgia Hall of England, who had a 72, and Olafia Kristinsdottir of Iceland, who came in at 73. [Full Article...]

Suspected Islamist of Palestinian origin stabs man to death in Germany

Suspected Islamist of Palestinian origin stabs man to death in Germany Prosecutors say the attacker pulled a 20cm knife from a shelf at the supermarket and stabbed three people inside and four outside. The German port city's interior minister Andy Grote said while could have been an Islamist motive for the attack, the suspect also suffered from "psychological instability". [Full Article...]

How Rick Perry could fire Robert Mueller

How Rick Perry could fire Robert Mueller Lindsey Graham of SC and Democrats Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Richard Blumenthal of CT. To oust Mueller, Trump needs someone new as Rosenstein's boss, meaning that he needs Sessions gone. The Senate Judiciary Committee is working on legislation that could attempt to insulate Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Graham, meanwhile, added Thursday that Sessions isn't the... [Full Article...]

Red Bull's Ricciardo in confident mood ahead of qualifying

Red Bull's Ricciardo in confident mood ahead of qualifying With the top six separated by just half a second, qualifying promises to be close . After looking quick in the early stages of both sessions, Hamilton - who is seeking to secure a record-enlarging sixth win in Hungary, struggled to shine on the super-soft tyres and appeared to face a need for some overnight improvement to become competitive for a record-equalling 68th pole position. [Full Article...]

Another deadly Boko Haram attack kills 5, injures 15 in Borno

Another deadly Boko Haram attack kills 5, injures 15 in Borno Usman also apologised for his earlier statement which suggested that the NNPC workers were released. A convoy of NNPC Frontier Exploration services and Surface Geochemistry sampling crew was ambushed and attacked by Boko Haram in Gubio Local Government area of Borno. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's prime minister toppled by corruption case

Pakistan's prime minister toppled by corruption case In a landmark verdict, the apex court's five-judge larger bench on Friday unanimously disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif due to his failure to disclose his "un-withdrawn receivables, constituting assets" in his nomination papers filed ahead of the 2013 general elections. [Full Article...]

Two militants killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama district

Two militants killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama district It was during wee hours that a gun battle broke out in which two militants were killed. Police officials said the duo was inside a residential house and tried to break the cordon and escape, however, they could not find safe passage. The killed have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Sheikh and Abid Magray. "A gunfight triggered here today in which two militants were killed", Brigadier Harbeer Sin... [Full Article...]

BJP's Congress defection antics: EC demands response from Gujarat government

BJP's Congress defection antics: EC demands response from Gujarat government Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi had accused the BJP in the state of horse-trading ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for August 8. "They have taken their MLAs to Bengaluru as they do not have faith in their MLAs", Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said. With the assembly strength down to 176, he will need 45 votes. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan says House is "willing" to go to conference

Paul Ryan says House is Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, who has consistently opposed the GOP efforts , were the only Republican Senators to oppose the motion in addition to all Democrats. "It's time for Republican leadership to finally abandon their attempts to repeal healthcare and begin working across the aisle to improve the Affordable Care Act ". [Full Article...]


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