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by | June 21, 2019 | 13:57

Police are investigating third-party reports of assault made against Field, who has since apologised to the protester. Former Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt said the incident involving Mark Field was "obviously disturbing" but needed further investigation.

by | June 21, 2019 | 12:56

Scott said he "wanted to save" the prisoner from the fate he would face if turned over to Iraqi authorities, adding "I knew he was going to die anyway", according to the New York Times . Mr Scott said he was shocked when Mr Gallagher, the platoon's leader, stabbed the boy at least once below the collarbone. Prosecutors allege that at one point he shot an elderly man carrying water in Mosul and killed a girl walking along the river.

by | June 21, 2019 | 12:40

The Indian Navy has deployed warships in the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf to ensure the safety and "reassure" Indian flagged vessels operating in the region, following Iranian forces shooting down a USA military drone while it was flying over the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday.

by | June 21, 2019 | 11:56

The winter solstice , also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. Solstice - Latin for " solstitium " or "sun-stopping" - is often called the longest day of the year , meaning it has the most hours of sunlight and the shortest nights.

by | June 21, 2019 | 08:53

India isn't the only country with data-localization laws-China and Russia's versions are much more restrictive-but as much as 70% of H-1B visas now go to Indians. "It's being discussed internally in the U.S. government". USA companies have lobbied against data localisation across the world. Wipro fell most among IT stocks, down 2.5 percent followed by Tech Mahindra (down 1.68 percent), TCS (0.7 percent) and Infosys (0.22 percent).

by | June 21, 2019 | 07:14

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished good health and long life to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. Seniors Congress leaders also kept trying to seek an audience with the party chief to convince him of the same, but to no avail.

by | June 21, 2019 | 07:13

Esper's name had been circulating as a potential replacement to former Marine general Jim Mattis after his resignation as secretary of defense in December. Shanahan was put in place as acting secretary, but it wasn't until May that Trump announced he would nominate Shanahan. The decision to stand down promises to prolong what has already been the longest period without a confirmed defence secretary.

by | June 21, 2019 | 06:35

A crowded GOP primary field is competing to challenge Jones. Trump won Alabama in 2016 by almost 30 percentage points. He will be less persuasive posing as a moderate than when he beat Moore in the special election. Actually, I think that if Moore is the Republican nominee, he will win this time. "The people of Alabama are smarter than that", said Sen. Trump in May publicly warned against another Moore campaign, fearing loss of the seat.

by | June 21, 2019 | 06:32

Naidu enquired about the rebellion and told the leaders that such crises were not new to TDP, they said. The TD has six Rajya Sabha members and four members (two-thirds of total members) held a meeting and chose to merge the TD legislature party in the Rajya Sabha with the BJP, thus avoiding disqualification under the anti defection law .

by | June 21, 2019 | 06:27

The money will be used to cover "taxpayer losses", KCRA-TV reported , citing attorneys representing 14 local entities. More than half of the $1 billion in the agreement would go to four governments impacted by a 2018 fire that killed 85 people and destroyed almost 14,000 homes in Northern California.

by | June 21, 2019 | 05:41

The United States Defence Department previously announced the dispatching of additional troops to the Middle East amid a reported attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, which the U.S. The German Foreign Minister increased pressure on Iran on Wednesday with a warning that conflict in the Arabian Gulf could not be ruled out after attacks on land and sea.

by | June 21, 2019 | 05:07

Every year wildlife management said officials have to euthanise multiple bears that have become too comfortable with humans. The bear had been frequenting the area around a boat ramp after people left food for it. Habituation happens when animals are exposed to the same unnatural stimuli so frequently that they eventually stop responding to it, according to the U.S.

by | June 21, 2019 | 04:50

Despite police efforts to hold back thousands of protesters, some demonstrators managed to break into the parliament's courtyard, according to the local media. "That was a slap in the face of recent Georgian history". About 3,000 remained outside parliament after the tear gas subsided. Riot police fired rubber bullets at protesters outside the national parliament in Tbilisi; dozens were injured.

by | June 21, 2019 | 03:37

But Scott's account radically diverged from the familiar narrative during the defense's cross-examination when he revealed "that it was in fact he who killed [the combatant] by closing off an airway to a breathing tube for the wounded fighter and then he slowly watched him die", Walsh said.

by | June 21, 2019 | 03:38

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks told U.S. lawmakers that U.S. President Donald Trump was not joking about his readiness to accept derogatory information on political opponents from a foreign government, a congressional interview transcript released on Thursday showed.

by | June 20, 2019 | 23:59

The accident was "totally unexpected", Russell told NBC News. The damage was shocking when a 17-year-old boy checked into a Salt Lake City emergency room. Most accidents involved flame burns , and nearly 30% of patients endured "blast injuries" that led to " tooth loss, traumatic tattooing, and extensive loss of soft tissue".

by | June 20, 2019 | 23:29

A YouTuber has bought a tiny town in MI and renamed it Gay Hell to protest Trump's Pride flags ban . "So as of today, I am now the owner of Hell, Michigan . IF you're looking for Gay Hell , Michigan for a visit, it's around 15 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. "We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our town the very heterosexual threats we are fighting against", he said on Twitter .

by | June 20, 2019 | 23:24

Associate Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority, rejected arguments from the American Humanist Alliance that the cross constitutes an endorsement of religion. Justice Breyer, joined by Kagan, defended the cross against his fellow liberal justices, pointing out that it had stood for almost a century without controversy before the AHA stepped in to have it torn down.

by | June 20, 2019 | 21:56

In any case, title-winning basketball teams have shown reluctance toward visiting the White House in recent years. The Golden State Warriors have dubbed him on a couple of occasions so even if he did watch the Finals, he wouldn't have much of a rooting interest.

by | June 20, 2019 | 21:55

After more than two drama-filled years at the White House, the fast-talking real estate salesman bets that the economy and his message on immigration will persuade Republicans and enough centrist blue collar workers to vote him in again. Back then, he successfully appealed to disaffected voters who felt left behind by economic dislocation and demographic shifts. He offered no new vision of that future, though.