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by | June 01, 2017 | 00:54

Also, some Pakistani diplomats were reportedly injured in the blast . It is unclear whether German embassy staff in Kabul were injured or killed , a security source said . No group has claimed responsibility for the horror. "Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with the injured", Modi said. "While reiterating condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, we pray for early recovery of the injured".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:37

The threat comes as storms and showers move through the area. Several communities in the Midlands were affected by high winds and heavy rains Sunday night as a thunderstorm passed though. For the latest weather updates check out the Environment Canada website . The greatest threat with the storms that develop will be blinding downpours, damaging winds, and small hail but an isolated tornado could also occur.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:08

There were countless memes created by users, including several who thought Trump may have been talking about coffee. The original Twitter post, sent shortly before midnight local time, read "Despite the negative press covfefe". Moments after tweeting about the "meaning of covfefe" on Wednesday, he turned to Twitter again to blast the Russian Federation probes and address a series of other issues.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:02

Employees at the German embassy in Kabul were injured in a powerful bomb explosion in the Afghan capital on Wednesday and one Afghan security guard was killed, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Twitter . Later, another frenzy broke out outside the hospital as ambulances and police trucks began bringing in the bodies of those killed. The UAE's ministry released a statement today saying the explosion caused slight structural damage to the UAE's embassy building in Kabul , ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:52

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic today in view of the separatists' call for a march to Tral to pay tributes to Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat and his colleague, who were killed in an encounter with security forces recently.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:53

She's seeking a fourth term in September elections, and there's no doubt that standing up to Donald Trump plays well in Germany. President Trump took to Twitter yesterday to complain about a US trade deficit with Germany and his belief that the country must pay more for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:21

The country that gave us cricket remarkably have never won an ICC tournament suffering defeat in no fewer than five finals and will be desperate to pick up a win. "The only slight concern I have for India is that its selection was perhaps a little conservative, but it is still very strong", he said. "When your team is winning games, when your team is playing better cricket people will notice you, people will respect you".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:44

Her comments came after Mr Trump said he needed more time to decide if the United States would continue backing the Paris climate deal , which has frustrated European diplomats. The organization's main Twitter page quoted Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying, "Climate change is undeniable". Climate action is unstoppable.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:51

While they ended up losing that game, as Pakistan chased down the score, India will know this will be a hard batting order to rattle through. "We couldn't be more excited to have Intel as our "Official Innovation Partner " of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 ", said David Richardson, CEO, ICC, on Tuesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:48

Meanwhile, new South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday (17 May) said there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea . North Korea repeatedly flaunts that it intends to develop a missile capable of striking the US mainland.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:55

Jeremy Corbyn's odds to be named Prime Minister following the general election next week have been shortening throughout May and he's now as short as 4/1 having been 13/1 a couple of weeks ago . Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, the party's only MP and who will also take part in the debate, applauded Corbyn for his decision, while asking May whether she too would finally emerge from her " hiding place ".

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:46

Making a special recognition to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly , a retired general, Trump offered his thoughts to the Kelly family for their son, who died in Afghanistan. "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person". "And while we can not know the extent of your pain, what we do know is that our gratitude to them and to you is boundless and undying".

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:51

President Donald Trump on Tuesday asserted that the Russian government must be "laughing" about the news coverage surrounding the massive scandal that's engulfing his administration. The latest revelations to emerge last week involved Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner . Reuters has reported that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak previous year, including two phone calls between April and November.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:36

As screenwriter John Niven pointed out Tuesday morning, Trump's Twitter account saw an unusal spike in followers over the weekend, many of which appear to have been created artificially. I noticed just how much the comment threads of major newspapers were beginning to be dominated by trolls and bots last summer, and futilely tried to bring it to the attention of the news media.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:50

Buildings hundreds of metres away from the explosion were damaged with windows and doors blown off their hinges. But Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Twitter one Afghan security guard at the embassy was killed and several employees were injured in the blast .

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:35

The Rodong Sinmun, the North's ruling Workers' Party newspaper, said in an editorial on Wednesday that the US should remember that Pyongyang's declaration to burn the enemy's base with nuclear weapons is not empty rhetoric. "Sensors on the ground picked it up and guided an interceptor that blasted off from California". The interceptors are, in essence, the last line of US defense against an attack by an intercontinental-range missile.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:57

Turkey denounced the bombing, saying in a Foreign Ministry statement, "We strongly condemn this heinous terrorist attack, wish Allah's mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the brotherly government and people of Afghanistan ".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:19

Withdrawing would leave the U.S. aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialised economies in rejecting action to combat climate change. "Eighty percent of the world's energy still comes from fossil fuels - oil, gas and coal", Guterres said. The Paris climate agreement was established during a 2015 conference in the French capital.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:46

Since most global troops withdrew at the end of 2014, the Taliban have gained ground and now control or contest about 40 percent of the country, according to US estimates, though Ghani's government holds all provincial centres. Pakistan also issued a statement, saying it "strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Kabul this morning that has caused loss of precious human lives and injuries to many".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:06

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will face a televised grilling as the General Election campaign intensifies. Challenged over whether he would "soften" the UK's foreign policy, Mr Corbyn said: "It's not about softening our foreign policy".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:18

Trump was reportedly warned by top United States officials not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital during the May 22-23 visit, for fear that it could have broad regional risks, echoing recommendations from leaders in the region including Jordan's King Abdullah who warned Trump that an embassy move would have a negative impact on the peace process.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:05

President Zuma extended his congratulations and best wishes to President Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran. "The gathering in Saudi Arabia was just a show with no practical or political value of any kind", Rouhani said at a press conference.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:46

Leaders of seven wealthy democracies, at a summit in Sicily, urged Trump to commit his administration to the agreement , but said in their closing statement that the USA, for now, "is not in a position to join the consensus". The U.S. State Department defines a treaty as "a formal, written agreement between sovereign states or between states and worldwide organizations".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:51

Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, right, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing July 9, 2014 in Washington . He voiced support for USA policy in Vietnam in the mid-1960s, and served on the policy planning staff of President Lyndon Johnson's State Department.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:14

President Emmanuel Macron of France said he had told Trump that it was "indispensable for the reputation of the United States and for the Americans themselves that the Americans remain committed" to the climate agreement. Nor did President Trump agree to be a part of the Paris climate accord. President Donald Trump may find Washington a hostile home lurking with political foes who want payback for his harsh rhetoric on the campaign trail.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:27

A spokeswoman for the Israel Prison Service confirmed the agreement, but denied the strike had forced the authorities to negotiate over conditions in the jails with the prisoner representatives. The service said 834 prisoners had ended their protests. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas had urged U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to raise the issue with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the region earlier this week.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:24

This time the handshake was warmer but the tone guarded after an hour of talks on the 300th anniversary of a visit to Versailles by tsar Peter the Great. But Macron had a more conciliatory tone after meeting with Putin. Earlier, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that there is no pre-election campaign going on right now.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:23

They claim it will have a significant improvement to what is now in the House. Those who are living the states that waive key consumer protections in the current health care law would have a hard time purchasing insurance coverage . But the CBO also acknowledges that its analysis includes some uncertainty, in part because the AHCA would allow states to get waivers that would exempt their insurers from many Obamacare coverage rules.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:50

Jail records show that while being interviewed by court staff, Christian reportedly yelled out, "If you don't like free speech, get the f-ck out of my country". The grand jury should convene by next Tuesday, he said, and Christian will be presented with any indictments at his next court appearance. The third victim, Rick Best, got up to intervene and Christian stabbed him, court documents said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:59

He even included a unknown misspelled word that people are finding totally hilarious. At 6:09 a.m., Trump tweeted again: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". Merriam-Webster, the famed official dictionary with a notably snarky Twitter feed, also got in on the action, albeit briefly. "Goes back to bed".

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:46

Which TV channels will do the live broadcast of the ICC Champions Trophy match between England and Bangladesh? "I think that's probably one of the main reasons I am in the squad , because I have played in these conditions over the last three-and-a-half years".

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:47

A State Department official told NBC News that 11 USA citizen contractor personnel were injured in the blast. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening. Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says the explosion in Kabul has wounded employees of the German Embassy and killed an Afghan security guard outside the building.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:38

He further noted that Assam would have gotten the Dhola-Sadiya bridge much earlier had Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government returned to power in 2004. The 9.15 km-long bridge built over the Brahmaputra River will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by at least four hours.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:11

During Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the the pact. Almost 200 countries, including the USA under President Obama, signed the 2015 treaty agreeing to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change .

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:06

Trump made withdrawing from the agreement , entered into by former President Barack Obama in 2015, a central focus of his campaign, arguing that it overburdened US consumers and energy producers with carbon pollution limits that didn't apply to developing economies.