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US official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killing

The United States said it could not immediately confirm Baghdadi's death. It's not the first time al-Baghdadi has been reported killed (here and here). "Al-Baghdadi has taken credit for numerous terrorist attacks in Iraq since 2011, killing thousands of his fellow Iraqi citizens", the RFJ's "Wanted" profile of him says.


Prez poll: Sreedharan says him being possible NDA candidate is speculation

Prez poll: Sreedharan says him being possible NDA candidate is speculation

Kochi Metro would have another feather on its cap with completion of the project in a record time of 45 months, thanks to Metro Man E. Sreedharan, under whose guidance the work was undertaken. "Please don't make a controversy over the issue". The PMO has also agreed to include the name of Chennithala among the dignitaries to be present on the stage, it said.



May nears deal with Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

The Prime Minister has insisted the United Kingdom will leave the single market, replace customs union membership with a new deal and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. "You folks here make enough mess of your own elections, make enough mess of your own governments, make enough mess of your own affairs". This has now been rescheduled to June 21, according to the Press Association news agency citing the Conservative's Andrea Leadsom, leader of the lower house of parliament.



Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 30

Community centers in London have been overwhelmed by the number of donations flooding in for those left homeless by a high-rise apartment building fire. People have been desperately seeking news of missing family and friends. Seventy-four people were being treated in hospitals, 20 of them in critical condition.


Nevada lawmakers want to offer Medicaid to all residents

Nevada lawmakers want to offer Medicaid to all residents

As a result of a new bill just signed into law, Nevada residents will receive higher credits for solar power from rooftop panels, opening the door for Tesla and other solar sellers to kickstart operations again. At a signing bill ceremony, Reuters reports Tesla Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel said the company would restart operations immediately, and Nevada's new solar policy will "bring in thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in positive economic benefit".



Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances, Washington Post reports

He wrote: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump obstructed justice for allegedly pushing former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .