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June 2017
CBO Predicts 22 Million Americans to Lose Health Insurance in a Decade, White House Rejects Claim

The non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office (CBO) has said that around 22 million Americans may lose their health insurance in the…

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US Supreme Court Partially Rolls Back Lower Court Order on Trump Travel Ban

The US Supreme Court has given Trump administration a huge sigh of relief as it lifted many roadblocks to the…

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Modi-Trump Meet Underlined by Optimism, Promise of Closer Ties, Multiple Hugs and Handshakes

The US President Donald Trump had a long meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, which stressed more…

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British Government says 60 High-Rise Buildings Fail Safety Test, 4000 Residents Evacuated

British government has reportedly said that a safety test has been conducted on around 600 buildings throughout England after a…

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US President Trump to Meet "True Friend" Indian PM Narendra Modi

With just few hours from now to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the US President Donald Trump called Modi…

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Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia with 150 on-board, 9 Dead and 28 Missing

A tourist boat (named El Almirante – the Admiral) carrying around 150 people sank at Guatapé-El Peñol reservoir near Medellín…

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Tragic Oil Tanker Explosion Kills Over 120 in Pakistan's Bahawalpur City

Official reports say that over 120 people are killed and around 130 injured in Eastern Pakistan when an oil tanker…

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British Parliament Reports "Sustained and Determined" Cyber Attack on Lawmakers

Britain’s parliamentary authorities have confirmed that hackers have carried out a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on “all parliamentary user…

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Gulf Crisis Deepens as Qatar Calls 13-Point Demands Unreasonable & Non-Actionable

Gulf’s diplomatic crisis seems far from over as Qatar called the 13-point ultimatum by Saudi Arabia-led group unreasonable and non-actionable,…

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Massive Landslide in China's Sichuan Province Kills 15, Over 120 Still Buried Under Debris

A massive landslide in Sichuan province of China killed over 15 people and buried over 120 people in debris. Geological…

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London in Distress as ECB Seeks Control Over €1Trillion Euro Clearing After Brexit

Frankfurt-based European Central Bank (ECB) has proposed to have more oversight over the €1 trillion per day euro clearing market,…

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Suspect Trying to Blow up Grand Mosque in Mecca Killed

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has said over state-run television that their security forces have successfully prevented an imminent attack on…

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Gulf Dispute Deepens as Saudi Arabia and Allies Issue Ultimatum to Qatar

Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have issued a 13-point ultimatum to Qatar, as a precondition for…

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North Korea Conducts another Rocket Engine Test

A US official told media that North Korea has carried out another rocket engine test, which the United States of…

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US Suspends Import of Brazilian Meat

On concerns of Brazilian meats not maintaining adequate safety standard, the United States of America has suspended meat imports from…

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British PM Offers New "UK Settled Status" to EU Citizens Living Over 5 Years in UK

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said at a Brussels summit that a new “UK settled status” will grant all…

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Cindy Gearing up for Landfall

A tropical storm named Cindy is coming pretty close to Gulf Coast in the US. It is expected to let…

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Al-Nuri Mosque Blown up by IS in Battle for Mosul

IS has now blown up Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul as per Iraqi forces. This is an ancient landmark…

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Saudi King Names Son as First in Line to Throne, Upends Tradition

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has removed his nephew as crown prince and replaced him with his 31 year old…

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