• U.S. shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation
U.S. shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation

Last weekend, for the first time, the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs near the SDF. The tension in Syria mounts between the US -led coalition and the Russian-backed Syria as American forces shot down another government drone near the town of Al-Tanf.

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  • Twin blasts in NW Pakistan kill at least 11
Twin blasts in NW Pakistan kill at least 11

The first explosion went off at Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid, officials said. That attack was claimed by both the Islamic State and an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban . "Investigations are going on", said Cheema. "Some 14 people are brought wounded".

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  • Democratic lawmaker: 'Our brand is worse than Trump'
Democratic lawmaker: 'Our brand is worse than Trump'

But it is a message for both Democrats and Republicans . It seems the party operatives had focused too much on the first word of the description - "reluctant" - than on the latter two: "Trump voters". The outcome "better be a wake-up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working", Rep. Seth Moulton , D-Mass., said over Twitter . "And I ...

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Draws Criticism From Conservative Republican Lawmakers
Senate Health Care Bill Draws Criticism From Conservative Republican Lawmakers

The uncertainty and outright opposition put the bill short of the 50 votes needed to pass - only two Republicans can defect, since Democrats plan to universally oppose it. The Senate is considering a bill to replace it after the House of Representatives passed their own version. "Obviously, I have a very different view than Sen".

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  • Health Care gains in danger!!
Health Care gains in danger!!

As soon as it reached the Senate, the GOP majority there said they would scrap it and come up with a bill of their own. Republicans held 52 seats in the 100-member chamber, which means it can not afford losing more than three of its votes.

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  • Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill
Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill

The bill would make significant changes to the Affordable Care Act , which Obama signed into law over seven years ago. Through that expansion, millions have gained coverage. Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans ...

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  • Emmanuel Macron vows to curb eastern European workers
Emmanuel Macron vows to curb eastern European workers

President Macron outlined his plans to restrict so-called posted workers in an attack on what he depicted as the excesses of free movement of labour from eastern Europe. He pushed at the summit for joint European defense, a joint budget for countries that use the euro and a tougher stance against the US and China on trade.

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  • Republicans win congressional seats in Georgia and SC
Republicans win congressional seats in Georgia and SC

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California says in a letter to colleagues Wednesday that when President Donald Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful previous year in trying to unseat Pelosi. "I don't think people in the ...

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  • Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest health care changes at McConnell's office
Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest health care changes at McConnell's office

The Senate Republican health care bill would drastically cut Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor. The protest organized by the disability advocacy organization ADAPT , was meant to pressure McConnell and other Republicans not to cut Medicaid funding.

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  • Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier
Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier

United States doctors say he suffered a "severe neurological injury", the most likely cause of which was a cardiopulmonary arrest that had cut the blood supply to the brain. US President Donald Trump blamed "the brutality of the North Korean regime " for Warmbier's death . According to CNN , Warmbier's doctors said the 22-year-old student...

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  • London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say
London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say

Eleven buildings around Britain have tested positive for the combustible cladding found in the Grenfell Tower . McCormack detailed out the specific tests that the police conducted while looking into the safety of the building's construction materials.

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  • Final farewell for United States student detained by North Korea
Final farewell for United States student detained by North Korea

Relatives say they were told the 22-year-old University of Virginia student had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to prison in March 2016. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgment than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses", the spokesman said.

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  • ANALSYIS: Democrats face disarray after going bust in Georgia
ANALSYIS: Democrats face disarray after going bust in Georgia

Tuesday night's outcome in a Georgia special House race was a triumph for the GOP , and the most recent, and devastating, illustration of the Democrats' problems, from a weak bench and recruiting problems to divisions about what the party stands for.

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  • Eight members of UAE royal family convicted for oppression
Eight members of UAE royal family convicted for oppression

Prosecutors said the 23 servants, many of them African, had to work around the clock, with some sleeping on the floor, for substandard wages. The princesses have denied all the charges. The mostly female servants were forced to eat leftovers and sleep for just a few hours on the floor outside the bedrooms of the princesses. However, the court ord...

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  • Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome
Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome

The federal share drops to 90 percent after 2020. Democrats began their protest earlier this week by using procedural tactics to stall Senate business, forcing the postponement of committee hearings. That's what behavioral health advocates are saying about the U.S. Senate healthcare reform bill released Thursday. Allows insurers to charge o...

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  • Comey testifies, a long process begins
Comey testifies, a long process begins

Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing and testified that Trump had asked him to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former aide Michael Flynn and his alleged ties to Russian Federation.

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  • 'Bihar CM Nitish Kumar committed historic blunder,' says Lalu Prasad Yadav
'Bihar CM Nitish Kumar committed historic blunder,' says Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu called Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's decision a "historical blunder" and said the RJD would support Meira as it believes in the politics of ideology. The Shiv Sena, the Janata Dal (U) and all factions of the AIADMK, including O Panneerselvam and TTV Dinakaran, have all backed Kovind's candidature for the post of President.

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  • Ram Nath Kovind meets Vajpayee to seek his blessings
Ram Nath Kovind meets Vajpayee to seek his blessings

The Bihar Chief Minister is known to take a line different from other political parties as was reflected on the demonetisation decision. She was the first woman speaker of Lok Sabha and also has been a Union Minister. Agarwal, however, pointed out that the larger opposition unity will remain unaffected even if the parties do not stay together for...

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  • Syria hotline for United States and Russian Federation still in use
Syria hotline for United States and Russian Federation still in use

The remarks were the latest indication of a possible easing of tensions in the wake of the US shootdown of the Syrian jet. It is a major escalation of Iran's role in the war. Israeli security officials said Monday they were studying the missile strike to see what they could learn about its accuracy and capabilities. The Bahraini cleric wrote religi...

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  • Don't make a historical blunder, Lalu to Nitish
Don't make a historical blunder, Lalu to Nitish

RJD's Lalu Prasad has termed Nitish Kumar's decision a historic blunder and wrong decision. "There is no doubt about the result". "Why push Bihar ki Beti into a contest which she is set to lose?" the CM asked. "Every citizen of Telangana will be indebted to Sonia Gandhi and Meira Kumar for their role in Telangana formation". Reddy reit...

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