• Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy
Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

North Korean media, however, said the 22-year-old student's release had been based on a court decision and "on humanitarian grounds". (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). Like student Otto Warmbier , he visited North Korea with a tour group and was taken into custody at the airport when trying to leave. He could not speak or move voluntarily and h...

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  • Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay prime minister
Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

Naradkar, 38, has also become the first gay premier and the youngest person to hold office in the once-staunchly Catholic country of 4.6 million people that only decriminalised homosexuality in 1993 and legalised divorce two years later. On Wednesday afternoon, Varadkar will meet with President Michael D. Higgins to sign the papers that officially ...

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  • Met Office issues amber level 3 health warning for heatwave
Met Office issues amber level 3 health warning for heatwave

The threat of heavy rain and thunder is initially confined to parts of northern England before the threat of severe weather becomes more extensive late Wednesday. "However, many places will likely see little or no impacts". He said: "Quite a heavy belt of thundery showers will be moving eastwards and that behind it will pull in slightly cooler fr...

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  • Philippines condemns attack near United Kingdom mosque
Philippines condemns attack near United Kingdom mosque

BuzzFeed's James Ball was told by a witness, Abdulrahman Aloudi, that the attacker yelled "kill me, kill me, I want to kill all Muslims". Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the man who died was already receiving first aid from members of the public and it was not yet known if his death was caused by the attack .

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  • Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years
Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years

Platform set, MoM Zaman went on to crack 114 with Babar Azam and Mohammed Hafeez, 57 not out, taking Pakistan to a muscle-flexing 338 for four. Men, women and children packed Karachi airport as Sarfraz returned from England, where Pakistan thrashed arch-rivals India to be crowned surprise winners.

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  • Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in congressional election in Georgia
Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in congressional election in Georgia

Like Ossoff , Handel rarely mentions Trump . Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed from an afterthought in the usually conservative Atlanta suburbs into an expensive national proxy for Washington wars ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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  • Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over
Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over

The shoot down comes two days after the USA announced it shot down a Syrian regime fighter jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near us -backed Syrian Kurdish forces advancing on ISIS's stronghold of Raqqa. According to the defence force, the operations ceased temporarily as a "precautionary measure" and a decision to resume would be made "in d...

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  • U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria
U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

After following Tuesday's incident, the us military has destroyed the pro-Syrian forces fifth time in the southern Syria since late May. Coalition aircraft were conducting a "show of force" against pro-Syrian regime forces that had been advancing on Ja'Din earlier 2 hr.

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  • Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions
Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions

Yousef al-Jaida, chief executive of the Qatar Financial Centre, said this week that institutions from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had about $18 bn of deposits in Qatari banks that would mature in two months. Trump called on Qatar to stop funding of groups that commit terrorism , saying the Gulf nation had historically done so "at a very ...

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  • Republican Karen Handel fends off Democratic challenger in Georgia special election
Republican Karen Handel fends off Democratic challenger in Georgia special election

As promised, the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District was nip and tuck for much of the night. Democrats need to flip 24 Republican-held seats to reclaim a House majority; winning a conservative district like this one would embolden the party and serve notice to Republicans that a Democratic takeover is possible.

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  • Russian jet came within feet of USA reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says
Russian jet came within feet of USA reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says

Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News . The majority have been deemed safe, U.S. officials say. Russia's threat came after a Syrian plane was shot down by a USA fighter jet in what Moscow branded an "act of aggression" which violated worldwide law.

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  • Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race
Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race

Last week's assassination attempt at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game happened at the height of the campaign, and was used against Democratic candidate Jon Ossof, despite bipartisan calls not to politicize it. Democrats have aimed to leverage Trump's dismal approval rating and opposition to the Republican health-care bill into winni...

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  • Judge Mulls Nevada Bid for Recreational Marijuana Sales July 1
Judge Mulls Nevada Bid for Recreational Marijuana Sales July 1

But he said after more than six hours of testimony that wrapped up just before 5 p.m. that he now hopes to issue that ruling today. "The department has not determined whether exclusively licensing liquor wholesalers as temporary marijuana distributors will result in an insufficient number of licenses", Wilson wrote.

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  • South Korea To Phase Out All Coal & Nuclear Power
South Korea To Phase Out All Coal & Nuclear Power

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday sent a consolation letter to the family of the late USA student who died days after his release from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). President Moon Jae-in has expressed his personal condolences to the family of USA citizen Otto Warmbier, South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesda...

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  • Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader
Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader

North Korea successfully tested a new "ground-to-sea cruise rocket" that is capable of striking enemy battleships staging a military attack, the country's KCNA news agency said Friday. "The only things North Korea can gain from these provocations are economic isolation and economic difficulties", Moon apparently conceded at a National Security ...

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  • US fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone
US fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone

The Air Force F-15 first intercepted the Iranian-made drone and shot it down as it continued to advance, the coalition said . The US said it shot down the plane to defend the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a rebel group which is fighting ISIS on the outskirts of Raqqa , the ISIS stronghold in northeast Syria .

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  • Uddhav flays 'vote-bank politics', hints at breaking ranks for Prez polls
Uddhav flays 'vote-bank politics', hints at breaking ranks for Prez polls

Sena, known for its unpredictability, backed the UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee in the 2012 presidential polls against the NDA's P A Sangma. Though the Bharatiya Janata Party chief did not disclose the names of any candidate for the post of President, he sought Thackeray's support for the NDA nominee who would be announced by Prime Minister Naren...

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  • UK state opening of parliament pushed back to June 21
UK state opening of parliament pushed back to June 21

LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to have the next Parliament hold a two-year session to deal with the expected onslaught of Brexit-related legislation. DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, in Downing Street for talks with Mrs May on restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland , refused to be drawn on how the negotiations were progressing.

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  • SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'
SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

The drone was hit just outside the de-confliction zone that rings Al Tanf in southeastern Syria , where U.S. forces train rebels who are fighting Islamic State. Its operations in Iraq would continue as part of the coalition, it added. A defense official says the drone was approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border.

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  • Handel beats Ossoff in closely watched Georgia Congressional race
Handel beats Ossoff in closely watched Georgia Congressional race

Ossoff, a 30-year-old political newcomer who attained almost 50 percent of the vote in a runoff against three Republicans , including Handel, captivated Democrats who believed he had a chance to rise a perceived wave of anti-Trump sentiment.

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