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At least two tornadoes confirmed in Maine Saturday

Funnel cloud over western shore of Sebago Lake around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The warning was in effect until 4 p.m. The weather service is investigating other areas of damage in Oxford County. A survey team found dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted in a path crossing Mountain Road and into Moose Pond. Minutes prior to the Bridgton tornado, there had been an EF-1 tornado in North Denmark, which snapped and uprooted several trees, some of which came down on cabins, as well as at least ... Read More »

Xi told Trump US-China ties hit by 'negative factors'

Trump, who berated Beijing over trade during the USA election campaign, also "reiterated his determination to seek more balanced trade relations with America's trading partners". The U.S. has previously sailed warships close to reclaimed reefs China classes as its territory in the disputed waters, as well as features claimed by the likes of Vietnam and Taiwan. Read More »

Nigeria mourns Maitama Sule, its leading statesman who died in Cairo

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He died on Monday morning in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt following a brief illness, a statement released by Alhaji Ashiru Shariff, his close aide said. Muktar also mentioned that his dad's remains would be flown to Nigeria for a befitting burial according to Muslim injunctions on Tuesday. Three years before his presidential mission, he was appointed the nation's first ombudsman - as Federal Commissioner on public complaints. Read More »

Salahuddin's utterances prove he is a terrorist: MHA

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Under Salahuddin's tenure as senior Hizbul leader, the terror outfit has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people. "We have support and we can target any place in India, at anytime", he said. When Salahuddin was asked if being branded as global terrorist by USA government had affected his or the image of the terrorist outfit he said, "My health and that of my outfit has increased quite a bit since ... Read More »

Deepika Padukone looks ethereal and elegant in this latest photoshoot

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The picture of Deepika and her sister Anisha is of DiCaprio were horded up in the siblings' room. It seems that both Deepika and Anisha had a huge crush on the actor. Speculations are rife that the actor will play the role of gangster queen Sapna Didi, and Irrfan is expected to play the role of a local thug who falls in love with her. Read More »

Du Plessis out of Lord's Test

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The second of four Tests starts in Nottingham on July 14. The news means Elgar will go up against a fellow rookie captain in Joe Root. Confirming the news, Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee revealed that du Plessis' wife Imari gave birth to their first child last week and that the hard nature of the delivery has delayed his return. Read More »

Date set for 'no confidence' in President Zuma debate

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She noted that the deadline for submissions by political parties as to whether the motion should be by secret or open ballot remained 14 July. Mbete will then decide on how the vote should be conducted. Several votes of no confidence against Zuma have failed in Parliament dominated by ANC MPs. Mbete was responding to a request from opposition parties that their motion of no confidence in Zuma be scheduled at the earliest convenience. Read More »

Rain, severe storms could trickle into Fourth of July celebrations

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Any scattered storms or showers that linger after sunset should gradually dissipate. Those storms will come to an end by early Monday morning, leaving us partly cloudy for most of the day. Independence Day should be nice overall with temperatures in the low 90 and partly sunny skies. Severe weather not expected, but downpours and lightning look to be the main threats. Read More »

Air India passengers 'left breathless' as air conditioning system malfunctions mid-air

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Angry scenes were witnessed at the airport as some passengers also gheraoed the officials of the flight for not giving them satisfactory reason over the cancellation of the flight or any other alternative arrangements. Soon after boarding passengers complained of non functioning AC. "The AC is not working, all the passengers are hassled and on top of that you are asking us not to take a video?" @airindiain AI 880 the AC & oxygen mask (only one) was not working from IXB though the captain ... Read More »

Reds make Naby Keita contract offer

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The Anfield hierarchy will now make contact with Leipzig again over the Guinea global and test the German club's resolve that the 22-year-old midfielder is not for sale. "Leipzig have made it clear that they are not selling". Klopp has brought in Mohamed Salah from Roma in a deal that could reach a value of €50million, but the winger and young striker Dominic Solanke, signed from Chelsea, are the only fresh arrivals so far ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Read More »

Downing Street 'not aware' of any snap Trump visit

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Campaigners have been told to be on standby to protest if the Republican does make the visit to either the Aberdeenshire course or another in Turnberry., according to the Sunday Times . Journalist Owen Jones led calls for people to be prepared to protest a visit at short notice should the billionaire businessman decide to stop by. Read More »

Dubai Police to Use Autonomous Patrol Cars on the Streets

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Criminals in Dubai already have robot cops to watch out for, and soon the tech-savvy city will be getting autonomous cop cars that patrol the city looking for criminals and other persons of interest. The bot is built by Singapore-based start-up OTSAW Digital , and its proper name is the O-R3. "We aim for streets to be safe and peaceful even without heavy police patrol". Read More »

At least 1 dead at NY hospital; gunman apparently kills self

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Catharines who is now back in Canada but plans to head back to NY to see his son. He also recounted that Bello told them he would come back one day and kill them after he was sacked from his post due to the sexual harassment issue . He accused one doctor in particular of encouraging colleagues to complain about him, which he believed led to his departure, the police official said. Read More »

China's $9tn bond market opens up to foreign investors

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A giant screen at the launch ceremony showed 2.15 billion yuan worth of bonds were purchased in the first 22 minutes of trade. The new platform mirrors previously established link-ups between the share markets of Hong Kong and mainland China that now allow foreign and Chinese investors to buy shares in the each other's markets. Read More »

Police confirm multiple deaths in bus crash

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Leaving several people dead. They did not provide details, but had previously said 17 people were missing. Oberfranken police tweeted that family members could call a special number for further information on the accident. Another police spokeswoman, Anne Hoefer, also told AFP that "it is completely possible that some people did not make it out of the bus, it's unclear where 17 of them are". Read More »

Deadly fire hits Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

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Six people were injured in the blaze which firefighters were unable to stop as the temperatures soared. Lebanon is home to more than one million refugees fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Syria, many of whom live in informal tented settlements in the arid Bekaa Valley. Read More »

Diplomats ponder whether United Kingdom may U-turn on Brexit

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Despite a deal with a small Northern Irish party to regain her majority , some pundits question whether May will survive as prime minister, or whether another early election may be held. The former aide also said that some of the main supporters for the U.K.to leave the European Union, such as Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, would like to "recalibrate" the May's position on immigration, but "at the moment she is showing no willingness to do so", according to the report. Read More »

NZ negotiating Latin American trade deal

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The four countries imported more than $780 billion worth of goods and services combined in 2016, and account for 38 per cent of Latin America's population. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay said a free-trade pact with the alliance would open the door for New Zealand companies to do more business and increase two-way trade with four countries that have more than 221 million consumers between them. Read More »

Terrorist Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Pulwama

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Locals had reportedly looked to disrupt the combing operations of the security forces. As news about Lashkari's death spread in Anantnag , Pulwama , Kulgam and Shopian districts, people began flocking to Sopshali village. Lashkari was also responsible for killing of SHO Feroz with other 5 policeman last month. The encounter started after forces received information that three terrorists were hiding in a house located in a densely populated locality. Read More »

Shinzo Abe's LDP suffers historic defeat in Tokyo polls

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The popular governor contested the race, along with the Komeito party, Tokyo Seikatsusha Network and independent candidates to defeat the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The six joined Koike's party after the election. Abe has been accused of using his position to make sure that a school operator, chaired by a close friend of Abe's, was selected to open a new veterinary department at a university in a special deregulated zone. Read More »

Hassan Nawaz arrives to face JIT for the third time

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The prime minister's children Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz are scheduled to appear before it on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. He will also be questioned about his confessional statement about Sharif family's alleged involvement in money laundering. While hearing the case, a three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal and comprising Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan had directed the investigation team to file its final report by July 10 as the ... Read More »

Amid Sikkim standoff, China cancels Indian journalists trip to Tibet

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A stand-off erupted between the two militaries after the Indian Army blocked construction of the road by China in the Doklam area, a disputed territory between China and Bhutan. The Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley , made New Delhi's stand clear when he said the India of 2017 was different from that of 1962. Beijing has released several statements, photographs and maps and on Sunday, its official media said India had "violated global law". Read More »

'Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave Arsenal on a free'

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The midfielder has reportedly told the Gunners that he has no intention of signing a new contract and remaining at the Emirates next season, with the England worldwide even prepared to sit out the final year of his current deal and leave on a free next summer. Read More »

Akshay Kumar's First Look In Gold Has A Pure Vintage Feel

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Just a day after she shared that she is suffering from "the worst jet lag" post holidaying in Chicago, she is up for the shoot of her Bollywood debut film Gold , along side Akshay Kumar . Gold is a period drama sports film set around post-Independence era. It will be a strong drama where the game of hockey will be placed prominently in the plot. Read More »

Amtrak train derails in Steilacoom, no fatalities reported

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None of the train cars ended up in the water. A train derailed Sunday afternoon in Steilacoom, Washington. Several of the 267 passengers on the train suffered minor injuries, but no serious casualties were reported and none of the crew was hurt, according to Amtrak. Read More »

India enjoy 9-0 head to head record against Pakistan in ODIs

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It was one of those days when the top order failed and we will address that before the next match. On a surface that the same Pakistan team had scored 338 for the loss on only four wickets when they batted earlier with Fakah Zaman scoring 114 on his own, which means the entire Indian side, together, scored just 44 runs more than him that day? Praise has been pouring in for the Indian women cricketers, especially Ekta Bisht . Read More »

US rolls Iran in FIBA U19 World Cup opener

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Iran is in Pool D with Angola, USA and Italy. USA's Hamidou Diallo had 17 points, four rebounds and two assists while P.J. Washington had 13 points, four rebounds and two assists. The 16 teams in the nine-day event are broken up into four groups of four. Yes. Diallo and Washington both won gold with Team USA at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, while Wynyard played for New Zealand in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 FIBA Oceania Championships and won gold in the FIBA 3×3 World Cup in 2015. Read More »