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Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

The challengers in the Wisconsin case argued that the state's electoral map was carefully drawn so that the GOP was virtually guaranteed to control the Legislature for the entire decade. The case involves the state of Wisconsin, where ruling Republicans have been accused of taking partisan measures to redraw boundaries in their favor, but the court decision could have implications for the rest of the United States.


TRS happy with NDA's decision on presidential nominee

TRS happy with NDA's decision on presidential nominee

But political observers said it could be hard for rival parties to oppose a Dalit candidate. "I don't want to comment on the merits and demerits of the candidate". K.R. Narayanan was the country's first Dalit president. With BJP's Presidential pick Ramnath Kovind the opposition is now toying with many dalit names including former speaker Meira Kumar, BR Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar and Magsaysay award victor Bezwada Wilson.


Brexit 'uncertainty' can't go on, says EU's Verhofstadt

Brexit 'uncertainty' can't go on, says EU's Verhofstadt

Barnier held "talks about talks" with May's Brexit advisor Olly Robbins and British EU ambassador Tim Barrow in Brussels on Monday but they failed to agree on a date for the negotiations to begin, an EU official said. Remaining in the single market was not what the electorate voted for, he said. A diplomatic source said the meeting consisted of preparatory discussions ahead of the main talks and that further contacts would continue this week.


Taliban kill eight Afghan guards heading to work at US base

Taliban kill eight Afghan guards heading to work at US base

No group has accepted responsibility for the attack. Mr Shahkar said the shooting is being investigated further. Khogyani said that Sher Rahman was a judge in an anti-corruption court. The sit-in camps in busy parts of the city were erected earlier this month after several people were killed or wounded during the clash with the security forces as hundreds of people were marching during a rally to protest against the deadly bombings in Kabul city.



Portugal gains upper hand over wildfire that killed 64

More than 70 others including 13 firefighters were taken to hospital on Monday as the wildfire continues to ravage the central districts of leiria and Branco. The wooded hills in the area north of Lisbon , which 24 hours before had glowed bright green with eucalyptus and pine trees, was gutted by the flames.


Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne

Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne

Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu told the Associated Press : "This is being treated as a terrorist incident and is being investigated by the Counter Terrorism Command ". The Finsbury Park mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, but was shut down and reorganized.