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Abstentionist Irish rebel MP finally enters Westminster

[ad_1] Grandmother of abstentionism and the first woman MP, Constance Markievicz has finally entered Parliament - 100 years after winning her seat.Her portrait, donated by the Irish parliament, has been received by Speaker John Bercow on behalf of the House of Commons. The painting forms part of the UK Parliament's Voice and Vote exhibition until 6 October, when it will be transferred to nearby Portcullis House to go on public
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No-confidence motion: BJP positive of getting support from 314 MPs; Congress buoyant | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting. Both the fronts expressed confidence that they will be able to muster the required number of votes to turn the motion in their favour. While the BJP said
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Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi ‘found off South Korea’

[ad_1] Image copyright Shinil Group Image caption The Shinil Group say this is the nameplate of the sunken Donskoi A Russian warship that sank 113 years ago has been found off the coast of a South Korean island, salvagers say.The Shinil Group say they found the Dimitrii Donskoi off the coast of Ulleungdo island, east of South Korea.Companies have claimed in the past to have found the wreck, amid historic
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‘Stupid statements’ – Trump WW3 jibe stuns Montenegro

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Montenegro joined Nato last year and its population is eyeing a path to EU membership too Donald Trump reckons that Montenegro is a "tiny country with very strong people". And he will soon discover that they have forceful opinions as well. "He's the strangest president in the history of the United States," Ranko Krivokapic told the BBC. Mr Krivokapic knows a thing or
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Thai cave rescue: What we learned as boys tell of ordeal

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThai cave boy describes "miracle" rescue The remarkable rescue of 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped in a flooded cave network in Thailand's Chiang Rai province gripped the world. Speaking in public for the first time since their ordeal, the Thai youngsters looked happy and relaxed as they sat alongside Thai Navy Seals and prepared to share details
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Sweden battles wildfires from Arctic Circle to Baltic Sea

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFires have spread easily in hot, dry weather Forest fires raging across Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle have prompted authorities to ask for international assistance.On Wednesday afternoon, 44 fires were burning from Lapland in the far north to the southern island of Gotland.Hot weather and persistent drought are the main causes, and the national weather service has issued
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Sports ministry gives federations more autonomy for selecting Indian athletes for Asian Games | Asian Games 2018 News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Following criticism over the selection of some of the Indian athletes chosen to participate in the upcoming Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia, the union sports ministry has decided to give National Sports Federations (NSFs) greater autonomy in choosing athletes to represent India. So far, athletes for Indian contingent could only be chosen strictly according to norms announced by the ministry on 10th March 2015. Now in a
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Guardian drones: US offers India armed version of Guardian drone: Sources | India News

[ad_1] FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND: The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior US official and an industry source told Reuters. If the deal comes to fruition, it would be the first time that Washington sells a large armed drone to a country outside the NATO alliance. It would also be the first high-tech unmanned
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India rape: 17 men accused of multiple attacks on 11-year-old girl in Chennai

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The accused men covered their faces as they were brought to court under tight security in Chennai Seventeen men have been charged in India with the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl in the city of Chennai. Police say the girl, who suffers from a hearing impairment, was raped repeatedly between January and July.They say the main perpetrator was a 66-year-old lift operator in her