• Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir
Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

Saudi King Salman has issued an order for high-ranking royals to pledge their allegiance to his son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, at a ceremony in Mecca. He also heads the Council for Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA), a group of cabinet ministers who meet weekly and which oversees all elements of policy that touch on the economy or soc...

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  • Station explosion being treated as terror attack
Station explosion being treated as terror attack

A suspect was shot by police after a small explosion at the Brussels, Belgium Central Train Station Tuesday. It appeared no one else was injured besides the suspect and the damage from the explosion was limited, Brussels prosecutor's office spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch told VRT.

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  • NewsAlert: Brussels train station explosion called a foiled terror attack
NewsAlert: Brussels train station explosion called a foiled terror attack

Belgian federal prosecutors said on Tuesday that an explosion set off by a man in the central station of Brussels was being considered as a terrorist attack. Combat troops have been a fixture at transport hubs and in the main public areas since the Paris attacks. The suspect shouted "Allahu Akhbar" (Arabic for "God is great") prior to the bla...

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  • Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week -White House
Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week -White House

President Donald Trump , first lady Melania Trump , and their son and Barron Trump , walk to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 17, 2017, en route to Camp David in Maryland. In the meeting, Trump requested that the men "put that recommendation in writing", the White House has contended, prompting R...

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  • US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Pro-Regime Drone
US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Pro-Regime Drone

The U.S. backs the SDF and American special forces soldiers often accompany SDF troops as advisers and trainers. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the eastern neighbourhood of Jobar was struck on Tuesday by 12 airstrikes, adding that government forces are trying to push into the area.

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  • Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray
Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray, however, said that they would extend their support only if the decision was taken for the development of the nation. "Our demand is very clear". "Farmers have not committed any crime but have brought about a revolution", the Sena chief said. Shiv Sena, which has often been critical of the BJP and the Modi government, recently suggested...

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  • Paul Pisasale arrested in Brisbane
Paul Pisasale arrested in Brisbane

His friend, barrister Sam Di Carlo, says he asked Pisasale to carry the money, which he says belonged to one of his clients, as a favour. The popular mayor, who has run Ipswich council since 2004, denied that the police raid had anything to do with his resignation.

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  • Tropical storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast
Tropical storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast

He said the main threat is heavy rain and possible flooding. "I have directed Texas emergency personnel to prepare to respond as Tropical Storm Cindy prepares to make landfall along the Gulf Coast.As we have learned in the past, weather patterns can change rapidly and without warning".

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  • Australia suspends air operations over Syria
Australia suspends air operations over Syria

In response , the U.S. Central Command issued its own statement , saying the Syrian aircraft was shot down "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces". The drone, roughly the size of a U.S. Predator unmanned aerial vehicle , was armed and within range of striking U.S. -led coalition troops and their Syrian allies, the official sai...

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  • Theresa May pledges 'humility and resolve' over majority loss
Theresa May pledges 'humility and resolve' over majority loss

Theresa May is cancelling next year's Queen's Speech so she can cling to power for a full two years. "This Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent", she promised. Prime Minister Theresa May will make her first attempt to engage with Britain's new political landscape as she publishes a legislati...

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  • Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet of US Recon Jet
Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet of US Recon Jet

On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the US-led coalition have also struck pro-government forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in south-eastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan.

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  • Two Americans From Ohio Detained in North Korea With Different Paths Home
Two Americans From Ohio Detained in North Korea With Different Paths Home

THE cause of death of American student Otto Warmbier , who was just days ago released from over a year of captivity in North Korea, is still unknown. Adam Schiff and his Republican colleague Rep. Joe Wilson of SC introduced the North Korea Travel Control Act. Three Americans remain held in North Korea.

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  • GOP seeking to hold two House seats during special election
GOP seeking to hold two House seats during special election

Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia have delivered their verdict in an election seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump . Special election results are trickling in, county by county. For Roberts, Handel's agenda is tied too closely with Trump's. "It's obviously going to be competitive", Spicer said during Tuesday's press brief...

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  • Soldiers 'neutralize' person at Brussels train station after reported explosions
Soldiers 'neutralize' person at Brussels train station after reported explosions

A number of ISIS cells have set up in Brussels , but police have not stated if this situation is terrorism. An explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels on Tuesday and a man was shot by police during the incident, prosecutors told Belgian media.

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  • Suspect shot after Brussels station explosion
Suspect shot after Brussels station explosion

Authorities evacuated the station and La Grande Place - the main square around the station - after reports circulated about a blast, according to the Independent . Belgian newspaper La Libre quoted prosecutors, who claimed the man was shot whilst wearing a rucksack and a bomb belt. Prosecutor's spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch confirmed his de...

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  • ISIS claims responsibility for Melbourne siege that left two dead
ISIS claims responsibility for Melbourne siege that left two dead

Khayre shot dead a man who was working at the apartment complex and held a woman hostage. After police tried to negotiate with Khayre, officers stormed the building and shot the gunman dead. Ashton said police did not regard ISIS' claim of responsibility as evidence that the violence was planned. The hostage was rescued unharmed. Australian ...

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  • Military Areas of Control in the Waning Days of Islamic State
Military Areas of Control in the Waning Days of Islamic State

USA -led coalition forces had already set off a fresh round of controversy Sunday, shooting down a Syrian warplane that reportedly bombed nearby Syrian Democratic Forces, who are allied with the U.S.in their fight against ISIS . Operating in both Syria and Iraq, the force includes about 780 personnel, including 300 service members who work in it...

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  • Explosion kills 3 at a mall in Colombia
Explosion kills 3 at a mall in Colombia

Later, it has been reported that two more people died in a hospital from sustained injuries. Bogota's mayor, Enrique Peñalosa, has called the explosion a " cowardly terrorist attack ". "This act has hurt us very much", he said. Of the injured, one is in grave condition but is expected to survive, while the other eight are in less serious cond...

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  • The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity
The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity

WASHINGTON, D.C.: One of Donald Trump's lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russia's alleged meddling in American elections, despite the U.S. "You've now said he is being investigated after saying" he isn't, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said. "Well, I will tell ...

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  • Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks
Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

The Revolutionary Guards said it fired a total of six missiles into Syria's Deir-ez Zor province on Sunday, from the city of Kermanshah and Iran's Kurdistan province. Since Trump took office, his administration has put new economic sanctions on those allegedly involved with Iran's missile program as the Senate has voted for applying new sanctions...

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