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Shahid Afridi urges women's team to take inspiration from Champions Trophy win

The onus will be on the batsman to match that bowling attack, but if they can, South Africa will be a formidable opponent, starting against Pakistan in Leicester on Sunday. Meanwhile England , Australia's perennial rival in the women's game, needed fewer than 28 overs to reach a meagre target of 131 against New Zealand . [Full Article...]

Technology CEOs urged to join Trump initiative

Technology CEOs urged to join Trump initiative During the course of the meeting , Trump maintained that the US Federal government was woefully behind the private sector in terms of technology, and that it needed to catch up. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Most recently, the industry leaders condemned the president's decision to withdraw the us from an worldwide climate agreement. [Full Article...]

SpaceX kicks off rocket launch double feature

Just before the launch, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said via Twitter: " Falcon 9 will experience its highest ever reentry force and heat in today's launch". But SpaceX did manage to safely recover the first stage after that launch, setting it up to fly again one day. That satellite will provide broadcast and communications service throughout eastern Europe. [Full Article...]

Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali

Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali He was captured along with South African Stephen McGowan and Dutchman Sjaak Rijke while the three were at their hotel. AQIM took a number of Western hostages in the north of Mali in 2012 before the French military deployed its forces in early 2013. [Full Article...]

The impossibility of Sean Spicer's job, in one word: 'mean'

The impossibility of Sean Spicer's job, in one word: 'mean' The Trump White House has taken to rarely holding on-camera press briefings, a move that many (including Acosta) see as an attack on press freedom. "It's a legitimate question", chimed in April Ryan, a veteran reporter for the American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN contributor. [Full Article...]

Israel freezes plan for mixed-sex Jewish prayer site at Western Wall

Israel freezes plan for mixed-sex Jewish prayer site at Western Wall The Jewish Agency's newly installed board of governors chairman, Michael Siegal, told Haaretz on Monday that his agency would re-evaluate its relationship with the Israeli government. A court petition filed by a range of Israeli pluralist groups in 2013 seeks to compel the government to provide for non-Orthodox prayer at the wall, but had been tabled while the 2016 agreement was being negotiat... [Full Article...]

White House does not plan Ramadan event

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on Muslims in the country to pray for the Akufo-Addo government to enable it deliver on its mandate to Ghanaians as they commemorate this year's [2017] Eid-al-Fitr. It is characterised by merrymaking, alms-giving and the observance of Eid Prayers to thank Almighty Allah for seeing Muslims through the holy month of Ramadan, during which time, they intensif... [Full Article...]

Tubelight flickers in box office with mixed response

In fact, Tubelight's first weekend collection is a whopping Rs 19 crore less than his 2014 hit, Kick (Rs 83.83 cr), which is at number 4 in this list. To which he responded back saying, "I'm the same person". Though the film's story is borrowed and its execution mawkish, Pritam Chakraborty's musical numbers take full advantage of gorgeous locations in Manali and Ladakh as well as a cast of... [Full Article...]

Doctor: No Evidence To Support North Korea's Explanation For Comatose College Student

Doctor: No Evidence To Support North Korea's Explanation For Comatose College Student Fred Warmbier says he doesn't believe the explanation from his son's captors in North Korea , who have said Otto Warmbier fell into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) was in a coma when he landed in Cincinnati late Tuesday. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says there should be an investigation into what happened to an Amer... [Full Article...]

Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

Sanders said, "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". In a March 22 Facebook post, Hodgkinson, who turned his ire against Trump, who he described as a "traitor". He was transported to George Washington University Hospital, and later died. His social media showed an intense opposition to the GOP and Donald Trump , and h... [Full Article...]

Fugitive polygamous sect leader caught in South Dakota

An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday, . FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart in Salt Lake City says that identified the FLDS leader. Jeffs is the brother of the sect's highest leader, the imprisoned Warren Jeffs . The FLDS has a compound in Pringle, South Dakota. Known to the faithful as "R23", the compound sits along a gravel road, secluded by tall pine trees, a privacy fence and a gu... [Full Article...]

Chicago gay pride parade expels Star of David flags

Chicago gay pride parade expels Star of David flags One of the barred women, Laurel Grauer, the Midwest manager of A Wider Bridge , a group that forges ties between LGBT Jews in Israel and North America, said she has carried her Jewish Pride flag in the same parade for more than a decade, explaining it "celebrates my queer, Jewish identity". [Full Article...]

Liberals splinter over gay marriage vote

In audio leaked to The Daily Telegraph , Pyne reportedly claims the government is in the "winners circle", but they have to deliver "a couple of things and one of those we've got to deliver before too long is marriage equality in this country". [Full Article...]

Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension

Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension Derek Carr held a press conference on Friday to officially announce that he has signed a five-year extension with the Oakland Raiders , and he managed to work in a shot at the Seattle Seahawks while chatting with the media. But the proof will be in the pudding, or in Newton's case, Dannon Greek yogurt. "I don't feel like I deserve it". We got (Raiders' Director of Nutrition) Ladd (Harris) here... [Full Article...]

Philando Castile's family reaches $3 million settlement with city of St. Anthony

Philando Castile's family reaches $3 million settlement with city of St. Anthony A Facebook page for the nonprofit foundation says it was established to help victims of gun violence and to provide relief for the grieving. "Under the terms of the settlement , Valerie Castile , as Trustee, will receive a payment in the amount of $2.995 million". [Full Article...]

At least 10 injured in clashes in India-held Kashmir on Eid

At least 10 injured in clashes in India-held Kashmir on Eid In Sopore town of north Kashmir forces used tear smoke shells and pellet shotguns to disperse the protesters in which over a dozen demonstrators sustained injuries. Innocent families returning from the mosques after the Eid prayers were caught. Daily troubles left 53 people dead during Ramadan in the India-administered territory, which is also claimed by Pakistan, according to the Kashmir Coalit... [Full Article...]

Carlyle sells Holland & Barrett to Russian billionaire's fund

Carlyle sells Holland & Barrett to Russian billionaire's fund Private equity firm Carlyle acquired Nature's Bounty, including Holland & Barrett, in 2010 for $3.8 billion. Euromonitor say the health and wellness market grew by 4.8 percent a year between 2011 and 2016, reaching a total global value of US$704 billion last year. [Full Article...]

Legal Analysis on Big Court Win for Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey

On Thursday , the Associated Press reported that a federal appeals court in Chicago upheld an earlier ruling to overturn the murder conviction of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey . March 2, 2006: Avery's nephew Brendan Dassey , then 16, is charged in adult court with being a party to first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and first-degree sexual assault. [Full Article...]

Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident with terminal cancer

Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident with terminal cancer Mr Liu, who had about three years of his 11-year sentence left to serve, was diagnosed on May 23 and was released days later, said his lawyer, Mr Mo Shaoping . The news of Liu's diagnosis shocked and saddened fellow human rights activists in China. Liu is now receiving treatment at the university hospital in Shenyang in Liaoning province after being diagnosed on May 23, advocate Mo Shaoping t... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Steve Scalise 'in some trouble' after baseball field shooting

Donald Trump: Steve Scalise 'in some trouble' after baseball field shooting The GW College Democrats and College Republicans issued a joint statement Wednesday condemning a shooting at an Alexandria, Va. baseball field where GOP members of Congress were practicing. The stadium projected a rare sense of unity in Washington , as members of both parties rallied together after the shocking shooting that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) in critical cond... [Full Article...]


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