• Atlantic high pressure to affect weekday weather
Atlantic high pressure to affect weekday weather

High: 97. Wind: S 10-20 miles per hour. The main threats from the storms will be brief heavy rain, small hail, and frequent lightning and wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Storm chances continue each day through Saturday . Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. An Air Pollution Watch for ozone will again b...

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  • 43 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria's Raqqa
43 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria's Raqqa

About 2,000 Daesh extremist group militants are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a senior United States official said on Friday.

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  • Syria Army Takes Last ISIL-held Town in Homs
Syria Army Takes Last ISIL-held Town in Homs

The war monitor says the regime forces are now targetting areas in Damascus and the outskirts of Eastern Ghouta, with more than 190 missiles and tens of shells fired within the last 72 hours. The Army had surrounded al-Sukhna from three sides, according to Syrian state news agency Sana . The Syrian Observatory said since the Eastern Ghouta truce...

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  • Pence says he is not considering 2020 presidential run
Pence says he is not considering 2020 presidential run

Pence is said to have created a political fund-raising committee, the Great America Committee . "The president took on a new tack speaking the other night" at a rally in West Virginia, she said. It also said the OH governor, John Kasich , a relative moderate who opposed Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential race, had visited the early vo...

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  • Eiffel Tower Evacuated After Knife-Wielding Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar'
Eiffel Tower Evacuated After Knife-Wielding Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar'

An anonymous French security source told the agency that the assailant claimed he was encouraged to try and attack a soldier by an Isis member he had recently been in contact with. The intruder was wearing a Paris Saint-Germain soccer shirt. Although a French national, the man was born in Mauritania, an African Arab nation, in 1998.

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  • India's first innings win in Sri Lanka captures eighth consecutive series
India's first innings win in Sri Lanka captures eighth consecutive series

Anyway, here are Upul Tharanga and Dimuth Karunaratne with a 439-run deficit to deal with At Lunch , India claim a 439-run first-innings lead 12:30 pm: Pradeep walks in with an injured hamstring and gets bowled for a duck by Ashwin 11:59 am: Sri Lanka falls apart.

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  • Body found after boat sinks in the English Channel
Body found after boat sinks in the English Channel

The RNLI is carrying out searches between Worthing pier and Brighton while Coastguard search and rescue helicopters and rescue teams from Shoreham and Littlehampton are also taking part. He has been taken to hospital. Sussex Police say the boat is believed to have left Brighton Marina around midnight with four people on board. The callout came ...

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  • 12 killed in Lone wolf attack at Catholic church in Nigeria
12 killed in Lone wolf attack at Catholic church in Nigeria

He, however, said that the briefing received from the police revealed that two sons of Ozubulu - who are known drug barons in South Africa - were the prime suspects in the matter having dragged down their drug war to the state. A gunman opened fire on worshippers at the church, killing at least eight people. Following a distress call, men of the...

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  • Israeli minister asks for closure of Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem
Israeli minister asks for closure of Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem

We will act like Saudi Arabia, Egypt , Jordan, Bahrain and more, which expelled the inciting channel from their countries. The minister accused the network of "supporting terrorism", Reuters reported. The defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has likened the broadcaster's coverage to "Nazi Germany-style" propaganda. Nitzan Chen, director of t...

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  • Telangana wants drinking water, other schemes out of GST ambit
Telangana wants drinking water, other schemes out of GST ambit

Even as the Goods and Services Tax hailed as a positive impact on the country's economy, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has said it will impact government schemes. "By implementing the GST on the projects that started before July 1, the loss will be to the tune of Rs. 19,000 crore". KCR felt that by levying GST on all on-going ...

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  • White House sets 'aggressive schedule' for tax reform
White House sets 'aggressive schedule' for tax reform

It should be noted that Democrats have been in the majority and had ample opportunity to do what the president wants Republicans to do. Last week, Trump tweeted that if the Senate didn't approve health care legislation, "BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies" would end "very soon!" But it's unclear a bipartisan deal can be reach, and Republicans a...

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  • Welcome Boost From China to Global Pressure on North Korea
Welcome Boost From China to Global Pressure on North Korea

According to Fox News , diplomatic sources said Sunday that Washington had hoped the region's countries, including members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), would issue a joint communiqué after their annual gathering in Manila.

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  • Tillerson to press China and ASEAN states on North Korea in Manila
Tillerson to press China and ASEAN states on North Korea in Manila

The president tweeted that he was " very disappointed in China " after the North boasted last week that the entire mainland United States was within range of its intercontinental ballistic missiles. US criticism of Duterte's bloody war on drugs under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama damaged relations between the long-standing allies. "They aren't r...

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  • Sanctions, talks important for N. Korean nuclear issue: China
Sanctions, talks important for N. Korean nuclear issue: China

The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a US-drafted resolution that significantly strengthened sanctions on North Korea , imposing a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue. North Korea's nuclear programme is expected to be a major issue but there are no plans for a bilateral meeting between Ti...

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  • Korea foreign ministers say United Nations sanctions on North Korea 'good outcome'
Korea foreign ministers say United Nations sanctions on North Korea 'good outcome'

While South Korea is promoting the need for talks, North Korea is expected to try and justify its nuclear and missile development given the rare chance it has to grandstand in Manila . North Korea pulled out of the talks - which also include South Korea, the U.S., China, Japan and Russian Federation - in 2009 to protest global condemnation of a ...

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  • Tillerson doubles down as China takes new hard line on North Korea
Tillerson doubles down as China takes new hard line on North Korea

The UN resolution proposes a ban on certain exports that could deprive Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue. Tillerson's visit also comes just weeks after the U.S. But Tillerson said the USA does not think productive talks would result if North Korea came with the intention of maintaining their nuclear weapons.

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  • Dilip Kumar not on ventilator, says doctor
Dilip Kumar not on ventilator, says doctor

He is now in the continuous care of Dr. Arun Shah (Nephrologist) and Dr. Nitin Ghokhle (Cardiologist). One of the attending team of doctors told IANS on Friday that the actor's creatinine and potassium levels were rising and haemoglobin was decreasing.

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  • Netanyahu suspect of bribery, fraud, Israeli court says
Netanyahu suspect of bribery, fraud, Israeli court says

Israeli police recently announced that they suspect Netanyahu of being involved in bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a pair of cases. An investigation against Netanyahu's alleged corruption has entered a more intense phase . One investigation, known as Case 1,000, involves Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan , who was allegedly asked to purcha...

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  • Man chuckles as he shoots, kills struggling hammerhead shark
Man chuckles as he shoots, kills struggling hammerhead shark

The video shows three men leaning over the side of a boat after hooking the hammerhead and one of them uses a handgun to fire at least two shots into its gills, instantly drawing a pool of blood. A third video from earlier this year showed a hammerhead shark drowned with beer, according to the Sun Sentinel . Even before the shark shooting came t...

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  • Most Americans Disagree With Trump Over Trans People Serving In The Military
Most Americans Disagree With Trump Over Trans People Serving In The Military

It is now expected to be delivered to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. According to the RAND Corporation, a policy research group, about 4,000 transgender people now serve in the USA military. The House Democrats also echoed a request made by their Senate counterparts asking the Department of Defense to "at a minimum" agree not to separate a...

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