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Suspicious conversation leads to easyJet flight diversion

Another one of the men had a backpack full of chargers and adapters that police detonated in case of danger. EasyJet thanked passengers for their understanding. All the 151 passengers were evacuated and flights were suspended for three hours. But no risky contents or explosives were found in the bag or on board the aircraft.

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Kabul attack highlights security challenges in Afghanistan as US mulls more troops

The Taliban has been waging a guerrilla war against Kabul for more than a decade - ever since being ousted from power by a US invasion in 2001 in the aftermath of 9/11. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing yet, but Afghanistan has been losing ground in its battle against extremists. The neighborhood is home to several embassies and not far from the Presidential Palace and foreign ministry.

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Anti-Sharia, pro-Muslim groups clash in mostly peaceful Seattle protests

The March Against Sharia Law happened in nearly 30 cities across the United States on Saturday, including in Kansas City at Washington Square Park at Crown Center. Counter-protesters held a banner reading "Refuse Fascism" and chanted while the other side shouted back about female genital mutilation and honor killings.

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Uber fires 20 employees following harassment probe

That investigation reportedly has been completed, but the ride-hailing company has given no word on when the results will be revealed. Most of the complaints came from employees based at the San Francisco headquarters, the company said .

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Prez polls: Shah forms committee for consensus candidate

The three leaders will hold talks with NDA partners and also with Opposition parties for the presidential election, which will be conducted on July 17. Opposition parties have chose to field a common candidate and are waiting for the ruling party to announce its candidate. The party has made a decision to do this in view of the presidential elections.

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Government actively working towards bank consolidation: Arun Jaitley

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath too announced a farm loan waiver to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore, while Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is also looking into farm loan waiver demands. Jaitley said that at the review meeting, various challenges to credit growth and their resolution were considered as the public sector banks' state finances continued to be the major concern.

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Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

Akbar Al Baker told CNNMoney's Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios that the decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other states to severe diplomatic and transport links with Qatar amounted to an "illegal" blockade that the USA should be doing its best to resolve.

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Palace hails as 'gallant heroes' 13 Marines killed in Marawi

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte (C) with Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (L) and General Eduardo Ano, talks after visiting wounded soldiers who fight against the insurgents of the Maute group , which has taken over large parts of the Marawi city, at a military camp in Cagayan De Oro, Philippines June 11, 2017 .

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Technical Indicators Alerts: Tivity Health, Inc. (TVTY), AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

The company has its outstanding shares of 771.53 million. The stock was bought at an average cost of $19.94 per share, for a total transaction of $49,850.00. The difference of 52 week low value as well as 52 week high value and the current price of the stock suggests the next move of the shares. In related news, Director David Sutherland acquired 10,000 shares of United States Steel stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 12th.

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India's retail inflation eases to lowest since 2012

Consumer Price Index ( CPI ) inflation remained low in April touching 2.99 percent and 5.76 percent in May past year. It is expected that the headline retail inflation will fall till July because of a higher base during the same period past year.

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'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Oslo' win big at Tony Awards - so far

Stephen Colbert made another appearance at the 71st Tony Awards , this time to present the award for Best Revival of a Musical . The musical's other honours were best orchestration , best book of a musical and best original score .

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New Analyst Ratings For OneSavings Bank (LON:OSB)

AstraZeneca PLC (AZN ) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending April 27 BMO, whereas, 1 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.46. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 443 ($5.72) per share, with a total value of £11,075 ($14,310.63).

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Governor calls for concerted efforts to end Child Labour

Recent figures released by the ILO showed that numerous world's 168 million children who suffer from one form of hazardous labour or the other live in conflict and disaster prone areas. -A recent analysis by CRY of census data in the country shows that the overall decrease in child labour is only 2.2 per cent year on year, over the last 10 years.

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Qatar's ties with Iran and Islamist groups

It follows reports that five Iranian planes filled with food have been sent to Qatar following the blockade by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf country's. The Kuwaiti foreign minister said in the statement that his country is "determined to find a solution to the current dilemma".

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Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote

The referendum has sparked dozens of memes that turned viral, including some showing the tropical island covered in snow. But with opposition parties boycotting the vote , turnout was extremely low: Only 23% of voters cast a ballot in a territory where turnout is usually closer to 80%.

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Theresa May's minority United Kingdom government agrees confidence and supply deal with DUP

After the Conservatives failed to win a majority , Prime Minister Theresa May says she can rely on the support of the Democratic Unionist Party . But media reports suggest they had demanded the departure of May's joint chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , as the price for allowing the 60-year-old vicar's daughter to stay in office.

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I hope Hillary Clinton finds self-awareness soon

She has also blamed the FBI, Russia and media. Of Hillary's attack against the Democratic Party, Fallon refused to "point fingers at the DNC", adding: "I won't back that". Another former DNC aide, John Hagner, tweeted he doesn't "have a lot of time for people blaming the core DNC data file". She arrogantly refused to campaign in Wisconsin, a blue state that ultimately swung to Trump, and she didn't devote almost enough resources to the other blue states of MI and Pennsylvania.

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Too early to reduce oil production caps on Nigeria, Libya - OPEC

Futures slumped as much as 1.8 percent in NY while Brent crude in London slid below $50 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate for July delivery lost as much as $1.62 to $46.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, and was at $47.47 at 1:08 p.m.in London.

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War of words between Donald Trump and Merkel continues

Trump's tweet underscored the deterioration of links with a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, yet his timing also highlighted Germany's web of relations with worldwide partners who broadly share Merkel's free-trade outlook and conviction on combating climate change .

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Taylor Swift Celebrates Sales Landmarks by Offering Catalog for Streaming

Swift's five albums, including 1989, will also be available on Tidal, Amazon and other streaming platforms, her rep said in a statement. The two have at times been dueling divas, namely after a feud over tour performers in 2013 that may have culminated in Swift's hit song " Bad Blood ".

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High-wire Cavs still alive in NBA Finals

Normally, the team cruising to a 137-116 win wouldn't sit as nearly double-digit favorites. Irving also was the driving force in keeping the Cavaliers alive on Friday, burying seven 3-pointers to account for a majority of his game-high 40 points.

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Apple HomePod - Things to know about the Wi-Fi speakers with Siri

This could mean that users could choose whether to use Amazon's Alexa assistant on the device, or other assistants, like Siri . In addition, Samsung Electronics is also rumored to be preparing a home audio device likely to be equipped with its own voice assistant Bixby.

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Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland in qualifying

The 114th meeting of global football's oldest rivals initially looked to be going the visitors' way after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hushed the Hampden roar. His two free kicks were magnificent. He gets half a chance and it was a great finish. "I hear Swedes saying it and Danes saying it and somebody else in England saying it".

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The Top Three Holders Of Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCTH)

The Relative Volume of the company is 13.1 and Average Volume (3 months) is 19.73 million. The 52-week range of the share price is from $0.01 - $6.49, while its earnings per share (EPS ) was $-8.98. Closely-held shares are those owned by insiders, major shareholders and employees, while restricted stock refers to insider shares that can not be traded because of a temporary restriction such as the lock-up period after an initial public offering.

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'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best score at Tonys Awards

The heartwrenching musical centered on a lonely, depressed high-school student at the center of a social-media storm won six awards, including best musical. "It's such a great season for musicals", said Astrid Van Wieren, who stars in " Come From Away ", a show based on real events about how a Canadian town opened its arms to stranded people on 9/11.

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Crackdown Looms for Putin Critic Organizing New Wave of Protests

President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish people who broke the law after an estimated 60,000 people protested in March at anti-corruption rallies organised by Navalny that were mostly unsanctioned in 80 cities across Russian Federation, the biggest unrest in five years.

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United States crude oil inventories are still above historic norms — CHART

Global consumption of petroleum and other liquids will increase to 98.46 million barrels per day in 2017 and to 100.08 million barrels per day in 2018, said the US Energy Information Administration's (EIA) June 2017 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

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Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpit

The passenger had reportedly been under psychiatric care at the Monash Medical Centre up until Wednesday, where he booked his plane ticket right before being discharged. Police carrying semi-automatic assault rifles and wearing body armour took the man off the plane. Malaysia's state-owned airline has had two recent high-profile disasters.

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Erdogan says Turkey won't leave Qatar isolated

Asserting that Turkey has made more efforts to ease the tension, Yildirim said that Ankara was negotiating with the world leaders and their diplomatic counterparts in the region to ease the current situation. Erdogan on Thursday also approved an accord between Turkey and Qatar on military training cooperation. The diplomatic crisis, the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar , which hosts a major US ...

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French see no one to counter Macron, set to sweep parliament

Ipsos says that after the second-round runoff elections-which are held next Sunday-En Marche should ultimately take between 390 and 430 seats in the 577-member house, which would give the party the largest National Assembly majority in the history of the Fifth Republic.

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ECB leaves rates unchanged; shuts door to further cuts

The ECB sees the need for continued and substantial monetary easing to secure sustained inflation rates. Drahgi and his European Central Bank colleagues appear in no rush to tighten monetary policy, but at the same time used less dovish language in the rate statement , in order to relieve pressure from Germany, which has been outspoken in demanding tighter monetary policy.

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British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

The campaign has highlighted her severe deficiencies as a leader and there is no doubt that her authority in the Conservative Party has been significantly diminished. We've only just scratched the surface here. "We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do". The DUP also has a dicey record when it comes to climate change.

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Microsoft Reveal that Original Xbox Games will available via Backwards Compatibility

Microsoft's Project Scorpio, the beefed-up successor to Xbox One , is now officially called " Xbox One X ", a liquid-cooled console that is backwards compatible with Xbox One accessories and games. Microsoft focused its message largely on high-definition graphics made possible by the X, and a slew of games, including several console-exclusive (at least timed-exclusive) games such as the hit PC early access multiplayer game Playerunknown's Battlegrounds .

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Jaguar Land Rover invested $25 million in ridesharing service Lyft

Ninety-five per cent of miles travelled will happen in autonomous electric vehicles which are owned by fleets rather than individuals in little more than a decade, a report by California research group RethinkX found last month. Lyft was founded five years ago and now operates in 350 U.S. cities. Jaguar Land Rover's investment is the latest in a string from manufacturers in the auto industry as Lyft attempts to compete against Uber's financial might through pooling the resources of several ...

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Google Parent Sells Robotics Unit to SoftBank

Soon enough, they will have the same owner ( thanks to reader Rick Collins for pointing that out ). Alphabet , the parent company of Google , has announced its decision to sell Boston Dynamics robot company to Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank .


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