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San Antonio Express-News
What happens when you become pregnant while sailing across the Pacificon the morning of the Fourth of July — only to find it was a national holiday.
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 minutes ago
on the morning of the Fourth of July — only to find it was a national holiday. No, they weren't celebrating America's Independence Day, but rather the Prince's birthday. Everything was closed. We returned to the pharmacy on the 5th to buy a... Read more
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Gulf News
High security as Afghanistan marks independence dayon high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-
Gulf News / Posted 48 minutes ago
on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, prepared to mark its independence day with muted celebrations.There was an increased police presence in the capital Kabul where pop star Aryana... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
High security as Afghanistan marks independence daySaturday (Aug 19) as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profi
Channel NewsAsia / Posted an hour ago
Saturday (Aug 19) as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, prepared to mark its independence day with muted celebrations. There was an increased police presence in the capital Kabul where pop star Aryana... Read more
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dna
Digest for international stories for week Aug 12 - Aug 18,and economic ties with its "all weather" ally Pakistan, Vice Premier Wang Yang
dna / Posted 2 hours ago
and economic ties with its "all weather" ally Pakistan, Vice Premier Wang Yang said today as he attended the country's Independence Day celebrations here. Tuesday Washington: Religious freedom is under attack in Pakistan where minorities like... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
High security as Afghanistan marks independence dayon high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-
News 24 South Africa / Posted 2 hours ago
on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, prepared to mark its independence day with muted celebrations. There was an increased police presence in the capital Kabul where pop star Aryana... Read more
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dna
Security on high alert as Afghanistan marks independence dayAs Afghanistan mark its independence day with muted celebrations on Saturday, s
dna / Posted 3 hours ago
As Afghanistan mark its independence day with muted celebrations on Saturday, security forces were on high alert in the war-torn country. There was an increased police presence in the capital Kabul where pop star Aryana Sayeed had vowed to give a... Read more
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The Border Mail
Fun, food and festivityIndonesian Independence Day celebrated with food, singing, fun and games Food
The Border Mail / Posted 3 hours ago
Indonesian Independence Day celebrated with food, singing, fun and games Food brings people together and for Indonesian Independence Day it’s central to the festive atmosphere of the celebration. Ballarat’s small Indonesian community gathered to to... Read more
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The Courier
Fun, food and festivityIndonesian Independence Day celebrated with food, singing, fun and games Food
The Courier / Posted 3 hours ago
Indonesian Independence Day celebrated with food, singing, fun and games Food brings people together and for Indonesian Independence Day it’s central to the festive atmosphere of the celebration. Ballarat’s small Indonesian community gathered to to... Read more
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New Kerala
Afghanistan celebrates 98 years of Independence - newkerala news #264509civil society activists and residents of Herat province have organised a 'uniqu
New Kerala / Posted 3 hours ago
civil society activists and residents of Herat province have organised a 'unique celebration'to mark the country's 98th Independence Day by showing their support to Ghani government and to the security forces. Herat city has been decorated with... Read more
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AceShowbiz
Samuel L. Jackson Returns for 'Shaft' Sequel, Jessie T. Usher Lands Lead Rolethat Roundtree is returning for the upcoming movie as well. As for the lead ro
AceShowbiz / Posted 3 hours ago
that Roundtree is returning for the upcoming movie as well. As for the lead role of Shaft's son, New Line has tapped "Independence Day: Resurgence" actor Jessie T. Usher. The character's name is not revealed just yet, but he is described as an... Read more
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Gulf News
High security as Afghanistan marks independence dayon high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-
Gulf News / Posted 4 hours ago
on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, prepared to mark its independence day with muted celebrations.There was an increased police presence in the capital Kabul where pop star Aryana... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
High security as Afghanistan marks independence dayhigh alert on Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 4 hours ago
high alert on Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, prepared to mark its independence day with muted celebrations. There was an increased police presence in the capital Kabul where pop star Aryana... Read more
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dna
Jessie T Usher may cast as lead in 'Shaft' reboot"Independence Day" actor Jessie T Usher is in negotiations to star in "Shaft" r
dna / Posted 5 hours ago
"Independence Day" actor Jessie T Usher is in negotiations to star in "Shaft" reboot, "Son of Shaft". "Ride Along 2" director Tim Story is helming the new film from Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow's script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The... Read more
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Rappler
The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017Leone. Photo by Saidu Bah/AFP FREEDOM DAY. Indian girls wearing tricolor bangl
Rappler / Posted 5 hours ago
Leone. Photo by Saidu Bah/AFP FREEDOM DAY. Indian girls wearing tricolor bangles practice for their participation at the Independence Day celebrations in Secunderabad on August 15, 2017. Photo by Noah Seelam/AFP SOKOR RALLY. Protesters in Seoul... Read more
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Rutland Herald
INDEPENDENCE WAS HARD, TOOParticipants assist each other in greased-pole climbing competition held as a p
Rutland Herald / Posted 6 hours ago
Participants assist each other in greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of independence day celebration at Ancol Beach in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday. Contestants race up to grab items ranging from buckets to bicycles hanging from the top... Read more
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Business Standard India
Mamata slams Modi govt's 'super dictatorship', says it will be over in 2019tell me what I will eat, wear, which school I should go to or which religion I
Business Standard India / Posted 6 hours ago
tell me what I will eat, wear, which school I should go to or which religion I support? Or how the schools will celebrate Independence Day," she said, adding, it was Bengal which was at the forefront of the freedom movement and "Now it has to... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Valley 5000 celebrates 35 years as staple of Loveland running communityis turning out to be a highly successful one for Joiner, who a little over a mo
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 7 hours ago
is turning out to be a highly successful one for Joiner, who a little over a month back won the Liberty 5K in Loveland on Independence Day. Her gameplan worked well that day, so her approach required no alteration for the Valley 5000. "I just... Read more
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Gulf News
A coincidence links Russian woman to yogaKolpakova explained.She received her prize from Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian
Gulf News / Posted 8 hours ago
Kolpakova explained.She received her prize from Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, during the Indian Independence Day celebrations at the Indian Embassy on Tuesday.The embassy had organised the quiz on yoga on its Facebook... Read more
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The Star
Malaysia in our hearts all over the worldthe African Renaissance Monument built to symbolise the rebirth of Africa. “Th
The Star / Posted 10 hours ago
the African Renaissance Monument built to symbolise the rebirth of Africa. “This is our first time celebrating Malaysia’s Independence Day in another country and we are proud to be Malaysians abroad. Happy 60th Independence Day! No matter how far... Read more
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The Star
Malaysia soars even before openingin Kuala Lumpur. Then, Malaysia won 111 gold medals, too. It will be a perfect
The Star / Posted 11 hours ago
in Kuala Lumpur. Then, Malaysia won 111 gold medals, too. It will be a perfect gift for the nation celebrating its 60th Independence Day on Aug 31. Marina is happy with the positive start and team unity. She made sure all medal winners were... Read more
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IGN
Shaft: Samuel L. Jackson Back for Sequel, Jesse T. Usher Cast as Sonis reportedly returning as well. Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft As for the lead r
IGN / Posted 12 hours ago
is reportedly returning as well. Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft As for the lead role of Shaft's son, New Line has cast Independence Day: Resurgence star Jessie T. Usher. The character is an FBI agent and a cyber expert. Jessie T. Usher in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Week in review: Terrorists strike Spain, Trump sparks a firestorm and Cubs lose Lesterthe fact that top cop Eddie Johnson said that it's not true, reports Joseph Tan
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 hours ago
the fact that top cop Eddie Johnson said that it's not true, reports Joseph Tanfani of the Los Angeles Times. “The same Independence Day weekend when Chicago suffered more than 100 shootings and 15 homicides, Miami-Dade also had a historic... Read more
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Business Standard India
Project delays, cost overruns continue to plague infra sectorIn his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the di
Business Standard India / Posted 13 hours ago
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the dismal pace of project implementation in India when he said that while “a space vehicle to Mars can be easily executed in nine months, a railway line spanning a mere 70 km... Read more
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asianage
Doklam: Lessons from 1962India’s invasion of Chinese territory is a plain fact... Second, India’s streng
asianage / Posted 14 hours ago
India’s invasion of Chinese territory is a plain fact... Second, India’s strength is far behind that of China.” On India's Independence Day, Chinese and Indian forces clashed in Ladakh, north of Pangong Tso (lake). The armies pelted stones at each... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
We should celebrate Australia Day, just not on January 26have been many great Australian events we could commemorate instead. Federation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 hours ago
have been many great Australian events we could commemorate instead. Federation is the obvious one, our real Independence Day — if only our founding fathers hadn't been so short-sighted as to do it on New Year's Day! The referendum... Read more
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/Film
Son of Shaft Will Unite Three Generations of Shaftseries Survivor’s Remorse, which begins its fourth season this month. And like
/Film / Posted 15 hours ago
series Survivor’s Remorse, which begins its fourth season this month. And like the rest of the world, you probably skipped Independence Day: Resurgence, where he played Dylan Hiller, the son of Will Smith’s character from the original movie. In... Read more
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Business Standard India
Congress demands CBI probe into dealings of an Adani firmongoing investigation, is often seen accompanying Prime Minister Modi, on vario
Business Standard India / Posted 15 hours ago
ongoing investigation, is often seen accompanying Prime Minister Modi, on various foreign tours.” He said the PM, in his Independence Day address to the nation on Tuesday, laid special emphasis on the role of shell companies which divert funds.... Read more
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New Kerala
Chinese Australians organized car rally in Sydney against India on Doklam issue - newkerala news #264201Australians, in their flashy supercars, organized a car rally in Sydney, Austra
New Kerala / Posted 16 hours ago
Australians, in their flashy supercars, organized a car rally in Sydney, Australia, to protest against India on its 71st Independence Day. Chinese Australians deliberately chose India's Independence Day for the protests. The car rally reportedly... Read more
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Variety
Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher to Star in ‘Shaft’ Sequelof the hit movie series. Best known for his role in the Starz dramedy “Survivo
Variety / Posted 16 hours ago
of the hit movie series. Best known for his role in the Starz dramedy “Survivor’s Remorse,” Usher was also recently in Universal’s “Almost Christmas” and Fox’s “Independence Day: Resurgence.” He is repped by CAA and MGMT Entertainment.Filed... Read more
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Business Standard India
When myth merges with realityMy email inbox showed a message on the eve of Independence Day reading “Feel st
Business Standard India / Posted 17 hours ago
My email inbox showed a message on the eve of Independence Day reading “Feel strongly about an issue? Have ideas & suggestions, which you believe have transformative impact? Share your inputs with the Prime Minister! Your inputs may find their way to... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Portal launched for online registration of madrasas in UPsaid. Asked later by mediapersons about action likely to be taken against madr
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 17 hours ago
said. Asked later by mediapersons about action likely to be taken against madrasas where national anthem was not sung on Independence Day, he said such madrasas “lack patriotism” and action against them is justified. “Reports are coming from... Read more
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The Economic Times
No inconsistency in number of tax payers: CBDTCBDT had in a press statement on August 7 released the very same numbers and wh
The Economic Times / Posted 18 hours ago
CBDT had in a press statement on August 7 released the very same numbers and what the Prime Minister said in his independence day speech was exactly in line with that," he said. Regarding the Economic Survey Vol.2 released on August 12,... Read more
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New Kerala
Centre issues clarification over number of taxpayers added post demonetization - newkerala news #264343the following figures have been given at different forums by different authorit
New Kerala / Posted 18 hours ago
the following figures have been given at different forums by different authorities: - The Prime Minister mentioned in his Independence Day speech that additional 56 lakh people filed Personal Income Tax Returns from 1st April to 5th August, 2017.... Read more
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asianage
No inconsistency in number of tax payers: CBDTCBDT had in a press statement on August 7 released the very same numbers and wh
asianage / Posted 19 hours ago
CBDT had in a press statement on August 7 released the very same numbers and what the Prime Minister said in his independence day speech was exactly in line with that," he said. Regarding the Economic Survey Vol.2 released on August 12,... Read more
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Business Standard India
Assam floods: China didn't share Brahmaputra hydrological data, says Indiaplace at Chushul on August 16 and another one at Nathu La a week before. The ME
Business Standard India / Posted 20 hours ago
place at Chushul on August 16 and another one at Nathu La a week before. The MEA spokesperson also said the incident on the Independence Day at the scenic Pangong lake "should not be linked to something that is happening elsewhere". To questions... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Kolkata Police take Harley-Davidsons for spin on Independence Day, to use them on special occasionshigh-end bikes were bought two months ago but were brought onto the streets for
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 20 hours ago
high-end bikes were bought two months ago but were brought onto the streets for the first time on August 15 as part of the Independence Day celebrations, NDTV reported. The report quoted V Solomon Nesakumar, deputy commissioner of police, traffic... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Nicholas Eagar’s photos of the weekethnic Gayo people. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN An aerobatic team perform
Daily Telegraph / Posted 21 hours ago
ethnic Gayo people. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN An aerobatic team performs during celebrations to mark the country's Independence Day in Karachi on August 14, 2017. This month marks 70 years since British India split into two nations --... Read more
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New Kerala
China standoff: MEA confirms Pangong skirmish - newkerala news #264293Army (PLA) declined the Indian invitation to participate in ceremonial border m
New Kerala / Posted 21 hours ago
Army (PLA) declined the Indian invitation to participate in ceremonial border meetings on the occasion of India's 71st Independence Day. This was the first time since 2005 that the PLA has declined to meet with their Indian... Read more
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DW
Why is singer Aryana Sayeed seen as a threat to Afghan conservatism? |As Afghanistan celebrates its Independence Day on Saturday, August 19, the nati
DW / Posted 21 hours ago
As Afghanistan celebrates its Independence Day on Saturday, August 19, the national flags and huge banners adorning pictures of former Afghan King Amanullah Khan and President Ashraf Ghani can be seen on the streets of all big cities. Although... Read more
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dna
Video of Karnataka Congress leader ‘inappropriately’ touching woman MLC goes viralA senior Congress leader was caught on camera touching a woman, allegedly in an
dna / Posted 22 hours ago
A senior Congress leader was caught on camera touching a woman, allegedly in an inappropriate manner during Independence Day celebrations in Karnataka. Ramesh, however, rubbished the allegations, saying that it was the video was being shared to... Read more
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dna
India and Egypt have robust bilateral ties: envoyrobust cooperation in areas like defence, security and business, India's envoy
dna / Posted 22 hours ago
robust cooperation in areas like defence, security and business, India's envoy here has said. At a celebration of India's Independence Day, Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya said, "We are celebrating the 70th anniversary of India's independence and... Read more
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dna
Priyanka Chopra trolled for wearing tricolour scarf on IDayChopra was once again at the receiving end of online trolls when she donned a t
dna / Posted 23 hours ago
Chopra was once again at the receiving end of online trolls when she donned a tricolour scarf to mark the country's 70th Independence Day. The 35-year-old actor had posted a boomerang video on her social media accounts. She is seen sporting a... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitisoxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 23 hours ago
oxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the children's families this week during his Independence Day speech. Doctors say they hope the national spotlight will force officials to focus on another hugely... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitisoxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the
The New Canaan News / Posted 23 hours ago
oxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the children's families this week during his Independence Day speech. Doctors say they hope the national spotlight will force officials to focus on another hugely... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitisoxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the
Connecticut Post / Posted 23 hours ago
oxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the children's families this week during his Independence Day speech. Doctors say they hope the national spotlight will force officials to focus on another hugely... Read more
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CTV News
Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitisoxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the
CTV News / Posted 23 hours ago
oxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the children's families this week during his Independence Day speech. Doctors say they hope the national spotlight will force officials to focus on another hugely... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitisoxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 23 hours ago
oxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the children's families this week during his Independence Day speech. Doctors say they hope the national spotlight will force officials to focus on another hugely... Read more
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ABC News
This Week in Picturessanctions on the country. A couple reacts as their colleague wins a bicycle at
ABC News / Posted 23 hours ago
sanctions on the country. A couple reacts as their colleague wins a bicycle at the greased pole competition during the Independence Day celebration at Ancol Dreamland Park in Jakarta, Indonesia, Aug. 17, 2017. People look at a fire in... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitisoxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the
Darien News-Review / Posted 23 hours ago
oxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the children's families this week during his Independence Day speech. Doctors say they hope the national spotlight will force officials to focus on another hugely... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitisoxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted yesterday
oxygen to run out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even expressed sympathy to the children's families this week during his Independence Day speech. Doctors say they hope the national spotlight will force officials to focus on another hugely... Read more
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