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Catalonia set to hold new referendum on split from Spain

Tensions are running high among Catalan lawmakers as the regional parliament chose to vote on a bill that lays the ground for a controversial referendum on independence from Spain. In order to facilitate the law adoption process, the supporters of Catalonia's independence have amended the parliament's standing orders. Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had asked the court to challenge the law, which will approve a referendum on Catalan independence on October 1, ...

Pakistan rejects BRICS Summit declaration, says defence minister

During the visit, the foreign minister will hold meetings with China's State Councillor for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Asif's visit will be "another important event between the two sides which will further the cooperation consensus reached between the two leaders, deepen political cooperation centered on the China Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC) and promote coordination and communication on global and regional affairs", he said.

Sport

Floyd Mayweather to face Mcgregor in biggest boxing fight

Of the six main titles in that weight class, four are now split between Keith Thurman (WBA Super and WBC), Lamont Peterson (WBA Regular), Errol Spence (IBF) and Jeff Horn (WBO), with two ( The Ring and lineal) still vacant. 74 inches - Conor McGregor's reach when throwing punches - a two-inch advantage over Mayweather . I'll stop him in four. "He's a beaten man". Aside from McGregor's cocky assurances there is little in the tale of the tape to tip an upset.

Sci-tech

Ginobili set for Spurs return

The Argentinian has spent his entire career with San Antonio and has won four championships while making two All-Star teams, two All-NBA teams and winning the 2007-08 Sixth Man of the Year award. His retirement, whether it comes next summer or the one after or maybe never, will signal the end of the scrappy 2000s, where worldwide players began to truly take the Association by storm, and where one of the most unorthodox stars of all time shimmied, shook, and Eurostepped his way into ...

House Votes Down Proposed Ban on Military-Funded Transgender Surgeries

Transgender troops were unable to serve openly in the military until June 2016, and could not receive medical care or formally change their gender identity through the Pentagon until October 2016. Transgender troops now in the military have been able to serve openly since past year . Rep. Hartzler stated that she was pleased with the decision to delay the enlistment policy, and will continue to press for a full reversal of the Defense Department's transgender policy.

Targeted Ads Headed to Facebook Messenger

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