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Eric Garner: No charges against officer in 2014 chokehold death

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage of the arrest sparked national outrage - Nick Bryant reports The US Department of Justice has said it will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. Garner, a 43-year-old African American, was detained for allegedly selling loose cigarettes and died after being placed in a chokehold by the officer.A
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Trump: I don’t have a racist bone in my body

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAyanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib responded to the attacks at a press conference on Monday US President Donald Trump has insisted he is not a racist after his Twitter attacks on four US congresswomen were widely condemned as racist.Mr Trump had suggested the four women - all US citizens - "can leave" the US.Responding to the criticism,
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ICC World Cup: Another Super Over should decide winner instead of boundaries, says Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday endorsed a second Super Over to decide the winner instead of considering the boundary count if such an extraordinary situation arises like it did in the World Cup final. ALSO READ: Five Indians in Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup XI, no MS Dhoni In a gut-wrenching final at Lord's on Sunday, England were adjudged the World Cup winners on the basis of their superior
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François de Rugy, French environment minister, quits over spending allegations

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption François de Rugy denies any wrongdoing France's Environment Minister François de Rugy has announced his resignation after being accused of extravagant spending, including on private dinners.He lashed out at what he described as a "media lynching", saying the energy he had spent defending himself had hampered his work as minister. An investigative website said he had spent large sums of taxpayers' money on gala
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DGCA suspends flying licences of SpiceJet pilots for violations

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday suspended flying licences of two SpiceJet pilots for six months after an aircraft operated by them damaged runway edge lights during landing at Kolkata airport, a senior official said. The incident happened on July 2 when the plane was operating Pune-Kolkata flight. In recent weeks, the watchdog has been taking strict action + against individuals and entities for various violations. The official
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Trump’s asylum crackdown: Will the ‘safe third country’ plan work?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Migrants travelling from Guatemala to Mexico - as pictured - would not then be permitted to apply for asylum in the US The Trump administration has announced a new rule to curb Central American asylum claims in the US. The measures say migrants must apply for asylum in the first country they pass through en route to the US or they will be
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Zuma inquiry: South Africa’s ex-leader claims he received death threats

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJacob Zuma: I have been vilified South African former President Jacob Zuma says he and his family received death threats after his testimony at an inquiry into corruption under his rule.He told the judge-led inquiry on Tuesday that the threats had followed his testimony on the previous day.In the earlier testimony, he said he had been the target of assassination attempts
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Karnataka crisis: SC verdict on pleas of rebel MLAs tomorrow | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday morning pronounce its order on the pleas of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs seeking direction for Karnataka speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations from the assembly. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi concluded the hearings of the rebel MLAs, the speaker and Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy. Summing up the arguments, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing
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Netanyahu: ‘Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu said Europeans were "burying their heads in the sand" Israel's prime minister has said the European Union might not wake up to the threat of Iran "until Iranian nuclear missiles fall on European soil". Mr Netanyahu likened Europe's approach to Iran's recent breaches of a 2015 deal limiting its nuclear programme to the appeasement of Nazi Germany. He spoke after EU foreign
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Brazil cocaine haul: Shoppers find drug stash in their soap powder box

[ad_1] Image copyright Sao Paulo police on Twitter @PMESP Image caption Sao Paulo police tweeted a picture of the cocaine haul seized in the Ermelino Matarazzo district Shoppers in Brazil found they had unwittingly bought cocaine when they opened soap powder they had purchased at a supermarket in Sao Paulo.At least 80kg (176lb) of the drug was found in the store in the Ermelino Matarazzo district, police said.Tweeting a picture