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Shooting at German nightclub leaves two dead and three seriously injured

Shooting at German nightclub leaves two dead and three seriously injured

The suspect also died following an exchange of fire with the police. A police officer was injured in the shoot-out but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. An investigation has been launched into the attack, the motive for which is unclear. On Friday, a failed asylum seeker killed one person and injured six others in the northern city of Hamburg.


Doval holds talks with Chinese counterpart

Doval holds talks with Chinese counterpart

China , on Thursday, acknowledged that Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang met on the sidelines of the BRICS NSAs meet during which they discussed " major problems " in bilateral ties. There is little possibility of Xi going back on the demand that Indian troops must withdraw ahead of the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army on August 1, a Chinese analyst said.


Donald Trump appears to threaten members of Congress with 'BAILOUT' tweet

Donald Trump appears to threaten members of Congress with 'BAILOUT' tweet

Sen. John McCain signalled the defeat of the Republican effort to pass a " skinny repeal " of Obamacare with a hug for Democratic matriarch Diane Feinstein in the Senate chamber. McCain called for a bipartisan approach to create a better health-care bill. It also suspends a tax on medical devices, denies funding to Planned Parenthood , and allows states to seek waivers from consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act .


Assam CM proposes 5000km embankment to control floods

Assam CM proposes 5000km embankment to control floods

The opposition Congress, as well as student bodies like the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) had hit out at the prime minister for not visiting Assam when the state was reeling under floods till the previous week. He said the Centre would provide more than Rs. 500 crore to the State Disaster Management to provide relief at this time of emergency. The Centre has already announced an ex-gratia of Rs.


Joey Barton successful in reducing playing ban after breaking betting rules

Joey Barton successful in reducing playing ban after breaking betting rules

Barton was banned for 18 months in April after being found guilty of placing bets on over 1,200 matches between 2006 and 2016. A fire engulfed the tower block in north Kensington on June 14, causing at least 80 deaths. Accompanying Barton's tweet was a screengrab of an email sent by one of the match's organisers which also expressed disappointment that he would not be able to play.


NY's Senators Hope Healthcare Vote Sparks Bipartisanship

NY's Senators Hope Healthcare Vote Sparks Bipartisanship

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released the text of his pared-down bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act . The two senators' greatest concerns included cuts to Medicaid and the effect on rural hospitals, and the Guardian reported on how they have both consistently opposed Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, which was included in earlier GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare .