• Led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison
Led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison

Islamic State is believed to have moved most of its leaders to al-Mayadeen in Syria's Euphrates Valley, southeast of the group's besieged capital Raqqa, two USA intelligence officials have said. The activist-run Deirezzor24 website said the prisoners included civilians and Syrian rebels opposed to IS. There were about 100 detainees in the jail when...

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  • Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61
Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61

Kurram has a history of sectarian violence between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims. LeJ Al Alami, which has previously partnered with Middle East-based Islamic State to carry out attacks in Pakistan, said it has previously "warned the Shiah community of Parachinar.to stop staining your hands with the blood of Sunnis in Syria".

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  • Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat
Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat

US Air Forces Central Command, which oversees air operations in the region, did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday's incident. Besides allowing national Republicans to exhale, Handel ended a personal losing streak, including failed primary bids for governor in 2010 and the U.S.

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  • Trump Blasts
Trump Blasts "Witch Hunt" Amid Obstruction of Justice Inquiry

President Donald Trump complained in a furious Friday morning tweet that he was being investigated for firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse the deputy attorney general of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him. The FOIA request sought records regarding that conversation, as well as any other interactions between Comey an...

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  • PM Narendra Modi arrives in Netherlands on final leg of tour
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Netherlands on final leg of tour

But Indian officials have played down those differences, insisting that Modi was sensitive to his counterpart's concerns over American jobs and trade. While ties with some traditional allies have been strained by Trump's complaints that Washington has been the loser in trade agreements, Modi appears alert to his host's sensitivities and emphasis ...

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  • At 'India's behest' journalists not allowed to ask questions at White House
At 'India's behest' journalists not allowed to ask questions at White House

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi sat down for delegation-level talks with Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House . " President Trump has welcomed me with vast warmth". goods into their markets, and help United States reduce the trade deficit, which means more concessions from India on American trading companies. "We're doing that also, by...

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  • London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally
London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

John McDonnell, the opposition Labour Party's spokesman on economic issues, said those killed in Grenfell Tower had been "murdered" by "political decisions" made over recent decades. But we should think about it in another light as well - as some have already argued, the fire is a wake-up call about why governments have regulations, and why it's im...

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  • MI health department head charged with involuntary manslaughter over Flint water crisis
MI health department head charged with involuntary manslaughter over Flint water crisis

Lyon has admitted that he was aware of Legionnaires' for months but wanted to wait until investigators in the Health and Human Services Department finished their own probe. Lyon was among five officials charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter as part of the investigation into Flint's lead-contaminated water .

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  • Rihanna tweets world leaders and Justin Trudeau is the latest to respond
Rihanna tweets world leaders and Justin Trudeau is the latest to respond

The two organisations aim to help fund the teaching of millions of children and young people in developing countries. Most of these tweets had a personal touch, which just goes to show how passionate Rihanna is about the cause. "We have almost doubled spending since 2013.Thanks for spreading the word!" She also sent messages to Canada's prime min...

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  • CBO: Senate health bill would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026
CBO: Senate health bill would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026

On Monday, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that if the Senate bill becomes law, 22 million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 than if Obamacare remained in place. The other three GOP conservatives who say they're against the legislations are Sens. The email ticked through a series of times that the CBO had not accur...

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  • US Says Rodman Did Not Help In NKorea Release
US Says Rodman Did Not Help In NKorea Release

Otto was found guilty and sentenced in March 2016 to 15 year's hard labor . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the release , and said Washington remains in talks with the isolated regime "regarding three other USA citizens reported detained".

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  • Colorado case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court
Colorado case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

In the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Phillips refused to bake a wedding cake for Charles Craig and David Mullins , who meant to get married in MA and have their reception in Colorado. The baker, Jack Phillips , refused to make the cake on grounds of religious freedom. But Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of ...

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  • U.S. forces backing Philippine troops against IS-linked militants
U.S. forces backing Philippine troops against IS-linked militants

A military truck driving past an abandoned hospital is seen through its window full of bullet holes, as government troops continue their assault against ISIS-affiliated militants, in Marawi, Philippines June 12, 2017. But he said Indonesia is vulnerable due to the existence of terrorist sleeper cells in most of its provinces, though unlike the ...

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  • Trump Travel Ban Partly Reinstated; Full Court Arguments Set for Fall
Trump Travel Ban Partly Reinstated; Full Court Arguments Set for Fall

The Supreme Court delivered Trump a victory on Monday, allowing his travel ban to take effect, albeit on a limited basis, before it hears a lawsuit against the policy this fall. The administration has argued that the ban would not go into effect until court orders blocking each provision were lifted. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump adm...

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  • Ruling in travel ban leaves many questions unanswered
Ruling in travel ban leaves many questions unanswered

Immigrant rights advocates welcomed the ruling for showing that the president's authority on immigration is not absolute and ensuring people with connections in the USA will be allowed to enter. The nations affected by the ban were Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Iran, while Trump's order also called for a 120-day suspension on refugee adm...

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  • Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' fire of Gulf crisis
Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' fire of Gulf crisis

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed hopes for a swift resolution of the crisis engulfing the energy-rich nation of Qatar. They were later joined by Libya, Yemen, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mauritania, with Jordan and Djibouti announcing they would lower the level of diplomatic contacts with Qatar.

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  • Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in US and abroad, experts say
Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in US and abroad, experts say

It also introduces a 120-day ban on all refugees arriving in the U.S., a move meant to allow Washington to implement tighter vetting procedures. As a refresher, the court was considering two cases challenging the revised Muslim ban , which had been narrowed after it was swiftly struck down in court: IRAP v.

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  • Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing
Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing

The Ukrainian National Police branch for Kyiv had confirmed earlier that one person was killed in the auto explosion in Kyiv's Solomiansky district and a woman was injured by dispersion of fragments. "At the present time the picture gathered of the crime suggests it was a planned terrorist act", Shevchenko said. The police and the ministry did no...

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  • Mali: Suspected terrorists attack tourist camp in Bamako
Mali: Suspected terrorists attack tourist camp in Bamako

There were no details of casualties but the attack was continuing on Sunday evening. Moussa Ag Infahi, director of the national police, told The Associated Press that three of the assailants had been killed while a fourth escaped. Earlier this month the USA embassy in Bamako warned of possible attacks on Western targets. Jihadis attacked th...

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  • South Korea's Moon Jae-In heads to US as North threat grows
South Korea's Moon Jae-In heads to US as North threat grows

Moon also said South Korea , like the United States , hopes to "engage in dialogue" with North Korea , though "regarding exactly how, we do not have a detailed way forward". Elected in May, President Moon and Bach have not had a chance to meet. Since his election, Moon has expressed shock that four more launchers were brought to South Korea ...

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  • Trump hosts Indian PM Modi to discuss H1-B visas, security & more
Trump hosts Indian PM Modi to discuss H1-B visas, security & more

Emphasising on how both nations - the US and India - are deeply affected by the malaise of terrorism , Trump said that they have resolved to fight terrorism in the best way possible. "I have a feeling", he joked. And, indeed, Modi on Monday met with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, just as the State Department announced it was designating as...

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  • Trump pushes 'energy week' and goal of exporting resources
Trump pushes 'energy week' and goal of exporting resources

Trump on Thursday is to deliver a speech at the Energy Department , focused nearly entirely on energy exports - describing how the sale of USA natural gas, oil and coal helps to strengthen the country's influence, bolster worldwide alliances, and help stabilize global markets.

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  • China hits back at US on human trafficking downgrade
China hits back at US on human trafficking downgrade

The officials aren't authorized to discuss the report by name ahead of its public release. Rex Tillerson will make the announcement on Tuesday at a ceremony in U.S. Last week, Trump said in a Twitter comment that while he appreciates China's efforts in dealing with Pyongyang, "it has not worked out". In last year's annual report, the USA plac...

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  • Homeowner Opens Fire on Robbery Suspects, Kills Two
Homeowner Opens Fire on Robbery Suspects, Kills Two

The two robbers were pronounced dead at the scene. Shortly after entering, flashes of light are seen inside the garage as the homeowner shoots at the two. "They presented a threat, and the shooting was prompted in self-defense". Neighbour Reggie Nicholls, who released the footage, told ABC7: 'They made him open the safe.

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  • The Modi-Trump meeting
The Modi-Trump meeting

During the talks, both leaders emphasised the importance of a strong India-US relationship. Trump showed Modi a copy of the famous Gettysburg address made by President Abraham Lincoln and the desk the 16th US President used while writing it.

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  • Frank de Boer: 'Crystal Palace job is not a stepping stone'
Frank de Boer: 'Crystal Palace job is not a stepping stone'

That is my only concern. The 47-year-old wants to implement attractive, possession-based football and promote young talent, while ensuring Palace stay in the Premier League. On the new deal with Crystal Palace , a ManBetX spokesman said: "It's a hugely exciting time to partner with a high profile Premier League team like Crystal Palace FC ".

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  • Despite impending partial implementation, Trump's travel ban faces challenges
Despite impending partial implementation, Trump's travel ban faces challenges

The focus is on the Supreme Court as the high-stakes legal fight over President Donald Trump's travel ban awaits action by the justices. Several federal agencies must now decide how they will implement it, and advocates warned the confusion itself is harmful, given the delicacy of the refugee process.

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  • Senior GOP senator seeks 'path' for resolving Qatar crisis
Senior GOP senator seeks 'path' for resolving Qatar crisis

A lowering of rhetoric would also help ease the tension. He said the United States is supporting Kuwait's efforts to mediate. Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), which has previously called the moves against Qatar " worse than the Berlin Wall ", said that the "unjust siege" was impacting the right to education for Qatari students in...

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  • Million People Lose Healthcare Under Senate Trumpcare Plan, CBO Says
Million People Lose Healthcare Under Senate Trumpcare Plan, CBO Says

It's barely an improvement upon the health care bill that passed the House - which would have resulted in 23 million more uninsured. If the Affordable Care Act remained in place, 28 million people would have no health insurance, the CBO report found.

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  • Demand for ice cream helps heat up supermarket sales
Demand for ice cream helps heat up supermarket sales

Like-for-like grocery inflation was 3.2% across the period, adding an extra £133 to the average household shopping bill. Waitrose and the Co-op also continued their upward growth, rising 5.5% and 2.2% respectively - but there was little positive impact on market share across the board, as the discounters stole that share, boosting their share col...

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  • Brighton chief exec Paul Barber relishing opener against Man City 'superstars'
Brighton chief exec Paul Barber relishing opener against Man City 'superstars'

Tottenham fans will have hoped for an appealing start to life at Wembley - the venue for their home matches next season as their new stadium is being built - and Chelsea should fit the bill nicely. Given how far behind City were of Chelsea by the end of last season, Pep Guardiola's men will relish the chance to show the watching world that...

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  • US Envoy to Qatar to Quit as Crisis Intensifies
US Envoy to Qatar to Quit as Crisis Intensifies

The deal comes just weeks after Trump signed a deal with Saudi Arabia for nearly $110bn in United States arms. Authorities in Bahrain have detained a man for social media comments critical of the push to isolate Qatar , the first such arrest by the Saudi-led alliance as it seeks to suppress domestic dissent over its actions.

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  • Hopes fade of finding more China landslide survivors
Hopes fade of finding more China landslide survivors

On Saturday 15 bodies were found, but a couple and their new-born baby were pulled out alive. It also lowered the number of missing to 93. The previous reports said 15 people were killed in the landslide . Xinmo residents were farmers who grew corn, peppercorn and potatoes, she said, though some had opened guest houses for tourists. Photos p...

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  • Investors welcome massive majority for Emmanuel Macron's En Marche in parliamentary elections
Investors welcome massive majority for Emmanuel Macron's En Marche in parliamentary elections

President Emmanuel Macron's new party is set for a landslide victory in the latest round of the French election, allowing him to govern the country nearly unopposed for the next five years. A host of opinion polls show Macron's party taking around 30 per cent of the vote today, putting it in pole position to secure a landslide in the second rou...

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  • Thousands attend funeral for North Korean victim Otto Warmbier
Thousands attend funeral for North Korean victim Otto Warmbier

The agency accused Seoul of tarnishing Pyongyang's image with its "slanderous talk about cruel treatment and torture" while having no knowledge of the "humanitarian" treatment Warmbier received in the North . "The barbaric treatment of Otto Warmbier by the North Korean regime amounts to the murder of a US citizen". "The smear campaign against ...

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