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Car rams police van on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead

Paris, Jun 19 (Reuters) A man deliberately rammed a car carrying weapons and explosives into a police van as it drove in a convoy down Paris's Champs Elysees avenue today, officials said.
The man, who was known to French security services, died in the incident and the Paris prosecutor's counter-terrorism unit said it had opened an investigation.
It was unclear how the man, who was not named, had died. Nobody else was hurt.
Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the car had been carrying weapons and explosives. "This once again shows that the threat level in France is extremely high," Collomb told journalists near the scene.
France has been on high security alert following a series of militant Islamist attacks, including the shooting of a policeman in an Islamic State-claimed attack on a police bus on the Champs Elysees, one of the world's most famous thoroughfares, in April.
Eighty-six people died in a truck attack on a crowd in Nice last year and similar incidents have occurred in other European cities.
The incident in Paris came hours after a van ploughed into Muslim worshippers near a mosque in London, injuring 10 people.
In the Paris incident, eyewitnesses saw the man being pulled from the car as it burned, and footage on the Daily Mail web site later showed an officer stripping clothes from the body.
The car struck the front of the van as it overtook a convoy of police vehicles, a police spokeswoman said. Footage recorded shortly afterwards at the site, a short walk from the Elysee presidential palace and the US embassy, showed yellow smoke billowing from the car.
"We saw big flames coming out of the front windows of the car," 16-year-old eyewitness Adrien Cairo told Reuters.
"Then suddenly we saw four policemen arrive, they knocked on the window, they said 'Sir, are you alright? Can you hear us?'
He said police broke the window and pulled the man from the car while other police used fire extinguishers to put out the blaze.
President Emmanuel Macron said last month his government would ask parliament to extend wider search and arrest powers granted under a state of emergency called after Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in and around Paris in November 2015.
Some magistrates and human rights groups have protested against the proposal that would enshrine in ordinary law measures currently in place under the state of emergency.
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Prez Trump "gladly accepts" Modi's invite for India visit

Washington, Jun 27 (UNI) The US President Donald Trump would be visiting India soon as Mr Trump today gladly accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to visit India.

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27 Jun 2017 | 8:35 AM
US endorses India on Pak's proxy war, Trump insists on 'rapid' actions on Korea

US endorses India on Pak's proxy war, Trump insists on 'rapid' actions on Korea

Washington, Jun 27 (UNI) In a major diplomatic development, the United States today in a clear manner vindicated India's well known stand vis-a-vis proxy war by Pakistan and in a strong message urged Islamabad to "expeditiously" bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks.

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27 Jun 2017 | 8:35 AM
India, US in joint statement ask Pakistan to act against terror perpetrators

India, US in joint statement ask Pakistan to act against terror perpetrators

Washington, Jun 27 (UNI) In a clear message and in quite a diplomatic setback to Islamabad, India and the United States today vowed to strike at the Islamic terrorism and the "safe heavens" and also urged Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice perpetrators of terror attacks like 26/11 and Pathankot.

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27 Jun 2017 | 8:34 AM
Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri dist

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri dist

Jammu, Jun 26 (UNI) Pakistani Army today again violated ceasefire agreement by firing unprovoked on the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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26 Jun 2017 | 11:56 PM
Burn victims overwhelm Pakistani hospitals after tanker fire kills 146

Burn victims overwhelm Pakistani hospitals after tanker fire kills 146

By Mubasher Bukhari

LAHORE, Pakistan, Jun 26 (Reuters) Pakistani hospitals today struggled to treat scores of severely burned victims of a fuel tanker explosion that killed at least 146 people, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew back from an overseas trip to visit the injured.

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26 Jun 2017 | 10:39 PM
All eyes on PM Modi & US President Trump meeting, delegation level talks

All eyes on PM Modi & US President Trump meeting, delegation level talks

Washington, Jun 26 (UNI) All eyes will be on maiden meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President Donald Trump as both the leaders are expected to take major issues like regional security, counter terrorism and defence partnership for talks here late tonight.

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26 Jun 2017 | 7:35 PM
GST, 'Transformed India' to help US businesses, says Modi

GST, 'Transformed India' to help US businesses, says Modi

Washington, Jun 26 (UNI) Hours before his first meeting with US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a "transformed" India presents abundant opportunities for the American businesses.

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26 Jun 2017 | 3:01 PM

UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 2000 HRS FOR JUNE 26, 2017

26 Jun 2017 | 8:05 PM

New Delhi :Jaitley urges Mufti to introduce GST from July 1 (DI 12) Washington :GST, 'Transformed India' to help US businesses, says Modi (DF 1) :All eyes on PM Modi & US President Trump meeting, delegation level talks (DF 2) Patna :Fireworks at its full blaze between JD(U)-RJD over Prez polls (CA 29) New Delhi :Scientist Kasturirangan to head Panel on National Education Policy (DI 11) :Markets closed today on account of Eid-uk-Fitr (DC 1) Chandugarh:Haryana CM says police arrested one accused involved in Junaid killing case (DR 22) Guwahati :Ambubachi Mela ends, CM, others pay obeisance (CA 20) Chennai :Frequent abduction of fishermen show Lanka's intolerant attitude, EPS writes to PM again (MS 13) Vijayawada :Mercury poured on Sabarimala temple mast with devotion: MLA (MS 27) Begaluru :BJP on strong footing to return to power in Karnataka: Yeddyurappa (MS 18) Panaji :2 women booked for hurling abuses at Goa Health Minister, insulting tri-colour (BY 12) Mumbai :55 college students rescued in Raigad (BY 8) Guatape :Search continues for missing after Colombia tourist boat accident (FN 75) New Delhi :Kohli second most followed Indian on Facebook after PM Modi (SPD 11) UNI AKC SHK 2005.

Unemployment looms for Australia's cricketers - union

27 Jun 2017 | 8:14 AM

MELBOURNE, Jun 27 (REUTERS) More than 200 of Australia's top cricketers face unemployment within days, with a bitter pay dispute "extremely" unlikely to be resolved by a deadline on Friday, players' union boss Greg Dyer has said.

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26 Jun 2017 | 7:36 PM

Ahmedabad, Jun 26 (UNI) The Ahmedabad Sugar market showed an easy trend here today.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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