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General election 2017: Labour pledges £37bn for the NHS by 2022

Jeremy Corbyn will promise a "New Deal for the NHS" today , promising to take a million people off hospital waiting lists and impose tough new A&E targets. Janet Davies, the college's chief executive and general secretary, urged party leaders to "put patients before politics by committing to the hard cash and staff the NHS needs".



United States believes North Korea launched KN-17 missile

A Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said in a statement Sunday faxed to The Associated Press that the situation on the Korean peninsula is "complex and sensitive". North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness, but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland.


Nitish Kumar says 'not in race for PM post in 2019'

Nitish Kumar says 'not in race for PM post in 2019'

Kumar candidly admitted that JD (U) was a small party and he would only concentrate on serving the people of Bihar. Mamata is expected to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday afternoon. However, Kumar made a cryptic reference to who is best suited to lead the Alliance, maintaining that people would choose the leader with the desired potential.



Israel dismisses United States concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

Moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem won't harm the peace process". "We welcome this new development and we are optimistic about the upcoming visit of the USA president to Palestine, where he is expected to visit Bethlehem and meet with President Abbas".


Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy against Islam

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy against Islam

But Ahok supporter Adrian Sianturi said "this decision is the character assassination of a good governor, a clean politician who is rare in this country". At the court, supporters of the governor wept and hugged each other amid shouts of jubilation from members of conservative Islamic groups. The Christian governor of Jakarta was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in jail for insulting Islam.