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World News Shopian encounter: Wreath laying ceremony of fallen soldiers held
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Two Army men had lost their life in the gunfight yesterday, while three others were injured. The injured soldiers have been evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment. "The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area", the Police said, adding that two other militants had escaped. Unconfirmed reports said two militants had been killed during the gunfight, but there has been no official confirmation of this so far.

World News Merck CEO resigns from Donald Trump's council over Charlottesville
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As seen in the above photo, the CEO who is Frazier stood near President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, on Thursday. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. A new White House statement on Sunday explicitly denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups, but it was attributed to an unnamed spokesperson and not the president himself.

World News Luther Strange Milks Trump Tweet For All It's Worth
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Strange, a former state attorney general, was appointed to the seat in February. Known as "Big Luther" thanks to his 6-foot-9-inch (2.1-meter) frame, odd has a close alliance with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , who is under fire from Trump for failing to push his agenda through Congress and refusing to eliminate a filibuster that gives Democrats veto power over many key bills.

World News Downed Charlottesville Helicopter Kills Two, Cause Unknown
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The horrific helicopter crash occurred a few hours after a speeding Dodge Challenger accelerated and slammed into two other cars that hit dozens of counter-protesters. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a statement on the deaths Saturday evening, saying that he and his wife, Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe knew Cullen and Bates personally from their time flying the pair across Virginia and serving on their "Executive Protective Unit", respectively.

World News Protests, violence and tragedy in Charlottesville
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Vice President Mike Pence explicitly condemned white supremacists Sunday and defended Trump , saying his call for unity was "from the heart". Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday the Trump Justice Department will take "the most vigorous action to protect the right of people like Heather Heyer to protest against racism and bigotry ".

World News Hurricane forecasters tracking disturbance in Atlantic
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A similar situation is anticipated in New York City and Long Island, although it's not yet part of the official weather service forecast, said John Murray, a meteorologist at the weather service's office in Upton, N.Y. Tropical Storm Gert is expected to gain strength over the next day or two as it passes between the Carolina coast and Bermuda. On its current track, Gert is forecast to pass between the US and Bermuda on Tuesday .

World News United States seeks 'effective' ties with China's military
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The latest step follows the opening by the Trump administration of several other investigations into Chinese commercial practices, notably in the steel sector. "Hopefully Trump will find another path. Things will become even more hard if Beijing and Washington are pitted against each other". However, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that Kong had taken Wu, but that there was no link between the appointment and the tense situation on the Korean peninsula.

World News U.S. nuclear arsenal 'more powerful than ever before'
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President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time on February 28th, 2017. President Trump in a tweet Wednesday said the USA has modernized its nuclear arsenal and will always be the " most powerful nation in the world", though he expressed a desire not to be forced to use the weapons.

World News A sunny Sunday with low humidity
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Winds will be northeast near 5 miles per hour. Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 87 and a low around 67. Low temps will be in the mid 70s Sunday night . Today: Mostly sunny and lovely, turning less humid this afternoon. Wind: S 5-15; gusty. Thursday will be similar, with mostly sunny skies , very low humidity, and high temperatures in the lower 80s.

World News Iran boosts budget for missiles, Revolutionary Guards
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The vote comes amid growing tensions with the USA over the Iranian nuclear deal, which President Trump has said he would like to see cancelled. The parliament's majority voted for the bill, which was a response to the USA new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

World News Torch-bearing white nationalists march at University of Virginia
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A Twitter user also shared a picture of the varsity students protesting against the white nationalists. The protest came amid an ongoing dispute over the proposed removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Other footage showed rivals on either side using hand-made shields as they fought each other. The city claimed that this was a result of the high number of expected attendees, and not because of public pressure to stop the rally from taking place, Claire GastaƱaga, ...

World News Woman lucky to be alive after auto plummets seven storeys
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Police said the woman driving the BMW mistook the gas pedal for the brakes and crashed through the parking garage barriers. The video, released Thursday, shows the vehicle bouncing off the pavement into a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, then rolling upside down in the alley.

World News What President Trump wants to do about the opioid crisis
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Mr Trump last week came under fire after a leaked transcript of a January conversation with the Mexican President showed Mr Trump had called the New England state, hard-hit by the opioid epidemic, a "drug-infested den". The commission report states, "The first and most urgent recommendation ". There's a reason for that - the commission's top recommendation for combating opioid abuse was to expand Medicaid , but Trump has very publicly supported health care legislation that would dramatically ...

World News Russian spy plane passes over Trump's vacation spot
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Russian Federation and the United States have conducted similar flights over each other's territory 165 times over the past 15 years. An unarmed Russian air force reconnaissance jet flew over several government buildings and landmarks in the nation's capital Wednesday - including the Pentagon , the Capitol, the National Mall and the White House - ABC News has confirmed.

World News Man Shoots NYPD Cop, Sparks Hours-Long Standoff
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He did not return fire. Police found the gunman dead with a self inflicted gunshot wound after a two-hour stand off. The 29-year-old suspect's mother had called 911, reporting that her son was emotionally disturbed. De Blasio said the wounded cop had a "great attitude" as he lay in his hospital bed and even made light of his situation. As for the officer, he was rushed to Jamaica Hospital and it already on the mend.

World News Video captures a near-death shooting of a police officer
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At that point, the video shows Orr quickly drawing a 9mm handgun and firing multiple times - even as he kept the cellphone to his ear with his other hand. According to the the solicitor's office, Smith was shot four times while responding to the call. "I'm still trying to heal up injuries to my arm", Smith said .

World News Smugglers force migrants into sea off Yemen, 55 feared drowned
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Laurent de Boeck , IOM's Yemen mission head, said the boat's crew immediately returned to Somalia on Wednesday to pick up more migrants headed to Yemen on the same route. It said the passengers were mostly young people from Somalia and Ethiopia , who had paid people smugglers in the hope of finding a better life. The International Red Cross said on Wednesday the breakdown in Yemen society had left humanitarian organizations treating "chronic disease that nobody should die of", ...

World News USA says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana
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The Associated Press reported that a U.S. investigation determined that the American diplomats' hearing loss could have been linked to sonic devices which emit inaudible sound waves that can cause deafness. Some staff are said to have had such severe symptoms that they were forced to return to the US. A USA government official said several colleagues at the United States embassy in Havana were evacuated back to the U.S.

World News Africa opposition lash Zuma ahead of vote to oust him
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Mosiuoa Lekota, leader of opposition party Congress of the People, described the secret ballot against the President as "groundbreaking". Sadly the Chief Whip of the party says the MPs who voted against Zuma will face disciplinary measures.

World News North Korea : Canadian pastor on way home after release
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office confirmed the visit and North Korean media said Trudeau's national security adviser, Daniel Jean , had arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday. North Korea has in the past attracted the attention of Washington and visits by high-profile Americans with the detention and release of USA citizens.

World News Najam Sethi to head PCB
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With the appointment, Sethi has replaced Shaharyar Khan, whose three-year tenure at the post ended on Sunday, ESPNcricinfo reported. Sethi thanked all board members for their support after being elected and is expected to speak to the media soon.

World News Venezuelan Parliament Repudiates Installation of Constitutional Assembly The Parliament also denounced the
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While most Venezuelan officials wear US sanctions as a badge of honor - and are frequently rewarded with promotions as a result - Maduro faces a far greater threat if Trump follows through on economic sanctions against the OPEC nation. That same day Maduro ousted Attorney General Luisa Marvelia Ortega Diaz , who had ordered an investigation into possible fraud in the Constituent Assembly vote.

World News Donald Trump threatens 'fury' against North Korea
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He added that Guam is "not just a military installation", but American soil with American citizens. "They will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before", Trump said . The views expressed in this commentary are his own. South Korea's benchmark Kospi index fell as much as 1%, and the Nikkei in Tokyo sank as much as 1.7%.