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Eight killed in Mississippi shooting

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Authorities have arrested a suspect after 8 people including a sheriff were killed in the shooting in Mississippi. Shootings occurred in three different homes on Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two homes are in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto. The area is 106 km from the capital Jackson, according to the reports. ALSO …

London airports mayhem: BA Union blames Indian IT services

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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British Airways GMB union has blamed the airline’s 2016 decision of outsourcing IT jobs to India as the reason behind cancelling all Saturday flights from London‘s two biggest airports: Heathrow and Gatwick. The GMB union said the airline’s decision to outsource hundreds of IT jobs to India last year was behind the problems, the Guardian …

Police release CCTV pictures of Manchester bomber

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Pictures of the Manchester bomber on his way to the arena where he carried out Britain’s worst terrorist attack in 12 years have been released by police. The CCTV footage shows 22-year-old Salman Abedi shortly before his suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester arena last week, according to media reports. Also Read: Ariana …

Trump plan to sell half of ’emergency’ U.S. oil reserve sparks debate

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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US President Donald Trump’s proposal to sell nearly half of the U.S. emergency oil stockpile has sparked an intense debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still required. The federal government has stashed away nearly 700 million barrels of oil to shield Americans from a shock that would send gasoline prices spiking. U.S. shale …

US to test ICBM missile intercept to counter North Korea

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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In a further development to countering North Korea’s missile threat, the US Pentagon has announced plans to test a missile intercept next week that would involve shooting down an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). This will be the first test of its kind conducted by the US military. U.S. military personnel plan to launch a custom-made …

India announces $500 million assistance to Mauritius

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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India today announced a USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries resolved to deepen ties in a range of areas including the maritime domain. The two countries also signed a maritime security agreement after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth. In a statement, …

Ramadan message from Trudeau like balm on a wounded world at war

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Amidst reports of ISIS calling for an all out “war during Ramadan on Western countries”, and US President Donald Trump‘s ‘strong’ message to ‘terrorists‘ in his greetings for the Muslim holy month, this social media post by the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau is like a balm to what seems like a fractured humanity at war. …

Bill seeking H-1B limits exemption for foreigners with US PhD introduced

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Washington: A bill has been re-introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks the exemption for foreign- born persons with an American PhD in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from the limits on the number of employment-based green cards and H-1B visas awarded annually. Introduced by Congressman Erik Paulsen and Mike Quigley, the Stopping Trained …

Swaraj discusses trade cooperation with Mauritius PM

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in various areas including trade and investment. Meeting with a long-standing friend. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth pic.twitter.com/xC4SVcfQHZ — Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) May 27, 2017 Earlier on Saturday, …

Man yelling ‘anti-Muslim’ slurs kills two on train in US

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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A man yelling anti-Muslim slurs stabbed two men to death in a moving train in the US city of Portland, Oregon. The two were stabbed after they confronted a passenger who was “yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs,” a Portland police spokesman said. Also Read: Encounter underway in Kashmir, terrorists trapped “It is unclear if he …

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