• Syria troops positioning for Daesh fight
Syria troops positioning for Daesh fight

The dangers of the failure to rebuild after conflict were clear in Iraq following the 2003 US -led invasion. A U.S. official told AFP the pilot of the Syrian plane appeared to have ejected before the jet was hit, though his fate was unknown.

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  • Tillerson: US Hopes Gulf Countries' Demands on Qatar 'Reasonable'
Tillerson: US Hopes Gulf Countries' Demands on Qatar 'Reasonable'

The embargo was issued, according to the State Department, without giving the USA ally any details about the claims of its alleged ties to terrorist organizations or what it can do to help ease tensions. Erdogan has strongly backed Qatar in the crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that cut off relations with Doha after accusing it of s...

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  • In Georgia, Handel Wins Handily, Ossoff Penalized for Centrism
In Georgia, Handel Wins Handily, Ossoff Penalized for Centrism

Like Robinson, Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson believes Ossoff ran a good campaign, but in the end, he believes the district was just too conservative for a Democrat to win. Other outside groups and Handel also focused on this theme. On policy, Handel mostly echoes the GOP line. "Then there's also the numerous times Pelosi has praised fo...

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  • Australian senator moves motion while breastfeeding
Australian senator moves motion while breastfeeding

As Huffington Post Australia reported, Waters was in the middle of feeding her daughter, Alia, when her turn came to speak on the resurgence of black lung within the country's coal-mining community. She didn't miss a beat and delivered the first Senate motion with babe in arm. Since then, she's accompanied her mother during numerous Senate divi...

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  • US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Soldier In Apparent Insider Attack
US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Soldier In Apparent Insider Attack

According to the spokesman Attahullah Khogyani of the Nangarhar province governor , where the incident occurred , the U.S. servicemen were killed by a soldier of the Afghanistan armed forces. is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan. An Afghan official says the deaths and injury stem from an attack by an Afghan soldier, who also die...

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  • George Mitchell: US Should Not Brace for China on NKorea
George Mitchell: US Should Not Brace for China on NKorea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program. Cho Myung-kyun, the nominee for the unification minister that handles North Korean affairs, said that South Korea should think about revoking its d...

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  • Three accused arrested in Greater Noida gang-rape case
Three accused arrested in Greater Noida gang-rape case

The police however have failed to make any arrest in the case. The woman was taken to a hospital for a medical examination where the police took her statement and began further probe. Police said that a passer-by had informed them about the incident. Meanwhile, some bottles of beer were also noticed at the spot where the victim was thrown out, le...

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  • US Urges China to Step Up Pressure on North Korea
US Urges China to Step Up Pressure on North Korea

Thornton said the USA will be seeking "concrete cooperation" with China on getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs and return to negotiations. Trump appeared to acknowledge as much in a tweet Wednesday, a day after the death of USA student Otto Warmbier , 22. The bill would require the Treasury to issue regulations re...

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  • Bear mauls teen during trail-running race in Alaska
Bear mauls teen during trail-running race in Alaska

Authorities in Alaska are investigating a second fatal mauling involving a black bear in as many days. Cooper attempted to outrun the bear, and at one point managed to make a phone call to his brother, saying he was being chased. An Alaskan black bear. "A human is no match for even a very small bear", Garshelis said. "There's no safer time to...

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  • Gulf crisis seen widening split in Syria rebellion
Gulf crisis seen widening split in Syria rebellion

In a statement issued by WAM , The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said that it is fully committed to the Chicago convention, but the state reserves the sovereign right under worldwide law to take any precautionary measures to protect its national security if necessary.

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  • Trump takes U-turn, says we have great relationship with China
Trump takes U-turn, says we have great relationship with China

He was returned home in a coma last week and died this week. Trump announced Monday that Warmier has died. "The United States of America can not and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers", the Senator added .

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  • California mayor hopes local has winning ticket
California mayor hopes local has winning ticket

A Powerball ticket with the six winning numbers was sold Saturday night in Sun City, CA. The winning numbers are 20-26-32-38-58 with a Powerball number of 3. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted. He says they were grateful to receive news that their store sold the ticket. Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC, Puer...

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  • University of Michigan getting driverless shuttles this fall
University of Michigan getting driverless shuttles this fall

By the time students return to the Ann Arbor campus for the 2017 fall semester, such driverless buses will have become part of the university's everyday transportation plan. The shuttle service now only reaches speeds of 28 miles per hour and covers just one route every 10 minutes. The shuttle program will study how passengers and those on the ...

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  • Toothpick Crossbow: The Dangerous Toy That's Upsetting Chinese Parents
Toothpick Crossbow: The Dangerous Toy That's Upsetting Chinese Parents

The crossbows can fire out needles and nails and are sold in shops for as little as seven yuan (81p). These miniature plastic or metal ballistas can fire a toothpick with enough force to pierce cardboard or - if loaded up with metal needles instead of wooden skewers - a soda can, the BBC reports .

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  • Irregular spend at municipalities sees drastic rise - AG
Irregular spend at municipalities sees drastic rise - AG

The Auditor-General says the rate of improvement in the last financial year is very marginal, compared to the previous year. This auditor general local government report was released on Wednesday. "Irregular does not necessarily mean that it's money that was not spent well, just that it was money that was not accounted for". "This needs to be c...

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  • Mersal first look out: Ilayathalapathy Vijay looks Theri in Atlee's film
Mersal first look out: Ilayathalapathy Vijay looks Theri in Atlee's film

Vijay's Puli co-star Kichcha Sudeepa wished him a lifetime of "happiness and smiles" while Tamil actor Prasanna hoped Vijay will "keep all that inspirations coming". Mersal is touted to be Vijay's most expensive film to date and is being produced under the banner of Thenandal Entertainment as their 100th film.

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  • France's Macron says European Union door remains open to UK
France's Macron says European Union door remains open to UK

Priorities include looking into encrypted communication platforms used by extremists to evade security forces and new laws to impose penalties on online companies which fail to remove offensive content. France's players were touched by the overwhelming show of support they received from England fans when they played an exhibition match at Wembley S...

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  • USA shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria
USA shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

The drone was reportedly armed and in firing range of US troops, a USA defense official confirmed to Fox News and CNN . The June 8 shoot-down of an Iranian drone over Syria was the first USA air-to-air engagement since February 2009.

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  • Islamic State Destroys Iconic Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul
Islamic State Destroys Iconic Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul

FILE - In this February 4, 2003 file photo, an electrician works on the roof of a shop in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul. In the background is the leaning minaret. "We did not strike in that area", coalition spokesman US Air Force Colonel John Dorrian said. Brett McGurk, special U.S. envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, stated on Twitter , "ISIS ...

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  • EU, UK agree on priorities, timetable for Brexit talks
EU, UK agree on priorities, timetable for Brexit talks

Both sides want transparency to be the default. Britain commenced its formal talks with the European Union over Brexit on Monday. Brexit Secretary David Davis has said Britain will seek "a deal that works in the best interests of all citizens" in Brexit talks getting under way in Brussels.

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