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Trump wants to 'hit' Democrats for disparaging him

Trump wants to 'hit' Democrats for disparaging him

Washington, July 29 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, after hearing speeches at the ongoing Democratic National Convention (DNC), said he wanted to "hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads would spin".

The Republican nominee zoomed in on one speaker especially, though he did not mention his name, CNN reported.

"I was going to hit one guy in particular, a very little guy," Trump said on Thursday at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa.

"I was going to hit this guy so hard his head would spin, he wouldn't know what the hell happened," CNN quoted Trump as saying.

The real estate mogul said this individual "came out of nowhere" and said had worked with Trump in the past.


Trump asks female reporter to 'be quiet'

Trump asks female reporter to 'be quiet'

Washington, July 28 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a live TV press conference asked a female reporter to "be quiet" following a heated discussion.

The incident occurred at the press conference in Florida on Wednesday, during which NBC News' correspondent Katy Tur asked the real estate mogul whether he had "any qualms about asking a foreign government, Russia, China, anybody, to interfere, to hack into a system of anybody in this country," the New York Magazine reported.

She pressed him, reading back one of his own quotes, to which he replied, "Well, they probably have (the emails). I'd like to have them released."


Obama warns Trump could win, slams his ignorance of the world

Obama warns Trump could win, slams his ignorance of the world

Washington, July 28 : US President Barack Obama has said there was a possibility of Republican Party nominee Donald Trump becoming his successor and warned that the real-estate magnate lacks a basic knowledge of the world and "doesn't seem to have an interest in learning".

"Anything is possible," Efe news quoted Obama as telling The Today Show's Savannah Guthrie when asked if Trump could be elected in November.

"What I think is scary is a President who doesn't know their stuff and doesn't seem to have an interest in learning what they don't know," the head of state said in the interview that NBC aired on Wednesday morning.


We are ready to open retail stores in India: Tim Cook

We are ready to open retail stores in India: Tim Cook

Washington, July 27 : As the sales of Apple iPhones went through a global slowdown except in India, the Cupertino-based tech giant's CEO Tim Cook has announced to soon open retail stores in the country - a move that brings to the fore the fact how important the Indian smartphone market has finally become for Apple.

Apple's third-quarter net income plunged 27 per cent to $7.8 billion on a decline of iPhone sales. It sold 40.4 million iPhones in the quarter, compared with 47.5 million in the same period of 2015.

But sales of the Apple devices in India rose 51 per cent in the last three quarters compared with a year earlier, Cook said on Tuesday.


Hillary Clinton nominated for US president

Hillary Clinton nominated for US president

Washington, July 27 : Making history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday secured the Democratic Party's U.S. presidential nomination for the US Presidential polls.

She has become the first woman to get the ticket for the polls from a major party in the country.

She will accept the nomination on Thursday.

Endorsing his wife, former US President Bill Clinton said: She is the best qualified person for this moment in history.

Remembering her,Clinton said: In the spring of 1971 I met a girl. The first time I saw her we were in a class on Political and Civil Rights.

I married my best friend. I was still in awe ofhow smart and strong and loving and caring she was, he said.

He said Hillary opened his eyes to a whole new world of public service.


Donald Trump bounces into lead: Report

Donald Trump bounces into lead: Report

Washington, July 26 : The US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has come out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44 per cent to 39 per cent in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (nine per cent) and Jill Stein (three per cent) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48 per cent to 45 per cent, a media report said.

That latter finding represents a six-point convention bounce for Trump, which were traditionally measured in two-way matchups, CNN reported on Monday.

Trump's new edge rests largely on increased support among independents, 43 per cent of whom said that Trump's convention in Cleveland left them more likely to back him, while 41 per cent were dissuaded.


Intervention can reduce HIV risk in female victims of domestic violence

Intervention can reduce HIV risk in female victims of domestic violence

Washington D.C, Jul 25 : According to a recent study, an intervention for women experiencing intimate partner violence can help reduce HIV transmission.

The team led by the University of Maryland's Mona Mittal conducted an integrated HIV risk reduction intervention for a racially diverse group of economically-disadvantaged women with histories of intimate partner violence (IPV).

This intervention resulted in a decrease in unprotected sex and an increase in safer sex communication among its participants. It is one of the few interventions to address the association between gender-based violence and risk of HIV acquisition among women.


Trump to pull U.S. out of WTO if his 'penalizing' proposal is blocked

Trump to pull U.S. out of WTO if his 'penalizing' proposal is blocked

Washington, July 25 : U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has threatened to pull America out of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if his proposal on penalizing U.S. companies for moving their production overseas is blocked.

Trump said that if he is elected as the next U.S. president, he would impose a tax on U.S. companies that shift production overseas then sell the products back to the U.S., reports Xinhua.

"If they're going to fire all their people, move their plant to Mexico, build air conditioners, and think they're going to sell those air conditioners to the United States, there's going to be a tax," said Trump.

He added that the tax rate could be 15 percent, 25 percent or 35 percent, and could be different for different companies.


Clinton, Kaine make debut as running mates in Miami

Clinton, Kaine make debut as running mates in Miami

Washington, July 24 : Presumptive US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine spoke for the first time as running mates at a rally in Miami, Florida on Saturday, two days before the party's convention kicks off in Philadelphia.

Kaine is "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not," Xinhua quoted Clinton as saying.

She formally introduced her low-key Spanish-fluent ally to the crowd at Florida International University, where the student body is more than half Hispanic.

"He is qualified to step into this job and lead on day one and he is a progressive who likes to get things down," said the former Secretary of State, with a grinning Kaine at her side.


Obama dismisses accusations of U.S. involvement in Turkey coup attempt

Obama dismisses accusations of U.S. involvement in Turkey coup attempt

Washington, July 23 : U S President Barack Obama has dismissed Turkey's persistent speculation that Washington was behind the failed military coup there, saying that the rumors threatened the safety of Americans in the country and could damage bilateral ties.

"Any reports that we had any previous knowledge of a coup attempt, that there was any U.S. involvement in it, that we were anything other than entirely supportive of Turkish democracy are completely false, unequivocally false," said President Obama at a news conference at the White House.

A few days earlier, Turkey's Labor Minister, Suleyman Soylu, who is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told a television station that "America is behind the coup," reports the New York Post.


Three Americans arrested for trying to join Islamic State

Three Americans arrested for trying to join Islamic State

Washington, July 23 : Three men in Florida have been arrested on charges of conspiring to join the terror group Islamic State (IS).

The three suspects, all residents of the Palm Beach County, were charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to IS, according to a complaint filed in a federal court, Xinhua quoted local media reports as saying on Friday.

Reportedly, the three regularly met last year with an informant from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on plans to travel to Syria to join IS.

According to reports, they also "praised" the terror attacks in the United States and elsewhere, including those in Orlando, Florida and San Bernardino, California.


Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as running mate

Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as running mate

Washington, July 23 : U S Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has picked Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her choice for vice president and running mate, for the upcoming national elections.

"I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others," Clinton tweeted, reports the CNN.

She will introduce her new partner at a campaign rally Saturday in Miami. It's also a chance for Kaine, a fluent Spanish speaker, to introduce Clinton to Latino voters, who are a critical section of the electorate.

Earlier, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice-presidential pick.


Disney's new princess Moana won't fall in love

Disney's new princess Moana won't fall in love

Washington D.C, Jul 23 : Step aside, Elsa! Disney's newest princess Moana is all about "finding herself" and not her own version of Prince Charming.

Moana, the titular character in Disney's first-ever animated film about a Polynesian princess, will not fall in love, the Entertainment Weekly reported.

Directors Ron Clements and John Musker, best known for 'Aladdin,' told a Comic Con panel that Moana, voiced by Auli'i Cravalho, will remain prince-less while battling to save the world with legendary demigod Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson.

Those lucky e nough to attend the event in San Diego were shown the first three minutes of the film and given more details of the plot.


Hillary Clinton announces senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential pick

Hillary Clinton announces senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential pick

Washington, July 23 : Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton named Senator of Virginia Tim Kaine, a low-key Spanish-speaking ally, as her long-anticipated running mate on Friday.

Kaine, she believes, would bolster her chances to defeat Republican nominee Donald J. Trump in November.

Clinton's choice, which she announced via text message to supporters, came after her advisers spent months poring over potential vice-presidential candidates who could lift the Democratic ticket in an unpredictable race against Trump, New York Times reported.

Kaine, 58, a former governor of Virginia who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and speaks fluent Spanish, has the qualifications and background and the personal chemistry with her to make the ticket a success.


Clinton selects Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

Clinton selects Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

Washington, July 23 : Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her running mate.

"I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others," Clinton tweeted on Friday night.

In response, Kaine, also a former chairman of the he Democratic National Committee (January 2009 - April 2011), tweeted, "Just got off the phone with Hillary. I'm honoured to be her running mate. Can't wait to hit the trail tomorrow in Miami!" CNN reported.

Clinton will introduce her new partner at a campaign rally on Saturday in Miami, Florida.


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