• Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa
Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa

The president is speaking at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa the day after Republican Karen Handel's victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District and Ralph Norman's slim win in SC. Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters Wednesday for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels - and use the ene...

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  • China tried but failed on N. Korea
China tried but failed on N. Korea

Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster and arrested on January 2, 2016, while on a tour during his junior year at the University of Virginia. The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea. Three Americans remain held in North Korea. But they found no evidence that he had contracted botul...

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  • Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat
Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

A temporary suspension was declared on Tuesday after Russian Federation warned it would treat aircraft from the US-led coalition as potential targets. operations that the coalition was conducting in Syria were effectively degrading ISIS's capability. Dunford said the United States has "worked through a number of issues" with Russian Federatio...

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  • Malema reads property owners the riot act
Malema reads property owners the riot act

He said the country is heading towards failure, and property owners should shoulder some of the blame as they often scupper government policies aimed to alleviate poverty. "The land belongs to all South Africans". He said anyone who believed otherwise is blind to black suffering. Malema has called for the state to be the custodian of land, allo...

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  • The Navy isn't sure how deadly destroyer collision happened
The Navy isn't sure how deadly destroyer collision happened

Multiple investigations have been announced by the U.S. Navy and the Japanese Coast Guard. The Japanese Coast Guard later on Monday confirmed to the New York Times and other outlets that the collision happened about an hour earlier than believed, and it was investigating whether there was a delay in the reporting of the crash.

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  • Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week
Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week

The Senate version of the healthcare bill is being drafted by a group of GOP aides led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky. It represents the Kentucky Republican's attempt to quell criticism by party moderates and conservatives and win the support he needs in a vote he hopes to stage next week.

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  • Special education teacher charged with sexual assault
Special education teacher charged with sexual assault

District administrators and security staff responded to allegations of inappropriate conduct with Frechette and a student on January 5, according to the school. But in February, the school nurse said the victim requested a test for sexually transmitted diseases and he admitted Frechette performed a sex act on him.

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  • Man tasered after incident at London mosque
Man tasered after incident at London mosque

Police are also looking into a statement made by his family that he was "troubled for a long time ". The suspect was named by British media as Darren Osborne , 47, a father-of-four, who lived in the Welsh capital Cardiff. One person died in the incident, and at least 10 were injured. "When I heard this morning I was worrying, I was panicking ...

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  • Trump Gives Dems Some Advice After Special Election Losses
Trump Gives Dems Some Advice After Special Election Losses

And Democrats are struggling to translate the energy of their core supporters into actual election victories. The ultra-liberal House minority leader was featured in numerous GOP ads linking her to 30-year-old political novice Jon Ossoff , a Democratic recruit, in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's election.

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  • Free bus travel for Armed Forced members
Free bus travel for Armed Forced members

The celebration in Shrewsbury Town Square will be attended by Mayor of Shrewsbury Councillor Jane Mackenzie and veterans helping and supporting the event. I hope everyone can take part and continue to share common goals of living together in peace supported by the forces". First Manchester, Stagecoach Manchester and Arriva are therefore introducing...

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  • In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience
In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

He suggested solar panels could look "beautiful" and said: "Pretty good imagination, right?" Construction has not begun. Trump's stop at Kirkwood Community College was meant to draw attention to the school's advancements in high-tech agriculture, but he resisted sitting behind the wheel of a virtual reality device that simulated a giant combi...

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  • Saudi king deposes crown prince, names son as successor
Saudi king deposes crown prince, names son as successor

The move also consolidates power within King Salman's family, while weakening the influence of the families of his brothers and their sons. Indeed, bin Salman has certainly been a key player in the administration. When he is eventually crowned king, he will most likely rule the country for a considerable number of years. That visit helped lay the...

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  • Saudi King Shuffles Succession, Hawkish DM Is Now Crown Prince
Saudi King Shuffles Succession, Hawkish DM Is Now Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman just consolidated his position and power. Prince Mohammed, who has placed curbs on the religious police and worked to increase access to entertainment in the kingdom, is popular with many young Saudis who want to see change in the conservative country.

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  • North Korea releases United States citizen Otto Warmbier
North Korea releases United States citizen Otto Warmbier

Kim Jong-un returned United States prisoner Otto Warmbier in a coma and intelligence chiefs believe he could have experienced the harsh regime's brutality. "All we know so far is what they have told us", the official said. Rodman watched a women's basketball team practice at a gym Wednesday and visited the birthplace of North Korean founder K...

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  • Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque 'blown up' by Isis fighters
Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque 'blown up' by Isis fighters

The "Night of Power" commemorates the night the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan , which is now underway. "The responsibility of this devastation is laid firmly at the doorstep of ISIS", US Army Major General Joseph Martin, commander of the coalition's ground component, said.

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  • United Nations releases 'disheartening' statistics on World Refugee Day
United Nations releases 'disheartening' statistics on World Refugee Day

In just one year the refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled from 500 000 to over 1.25 million, making the country host to the fastest growing refugee emergency in the world. Australia has doled out nearly $16 million to support displaced people in Afghanistan , Pakistan and the Philippines on World Refugee Day . UNHCR nation...

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  • Diplomat in student's release to attend funeral
Diplomat in student's release to attend funeral

At a briefing Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that a meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is less likely to happen now. Their remarks were a departure from a Twitter posting on Tuesday in which Trump suggested the USA was moving on to other options to confront North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's...

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  • UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage
UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

The destruction of the mosque, which comes ahead of an Iraqi military onslaught on the militants holding on to the mosque was meant to thwart government forces closing on the site from taking over the grand old mosque and its famous leaning minaret.

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  • Macron set for success as party dominates French elections
Macron set for success as party dominates French elections

The centre-right Republicans received slightly less than 16 per cent of the vote, while the Socialists, which was previously the ruling party, took 7.4 per cent and are projected to lose as many as 230 seats. Projections show pro-Macron candidates dominating parliament's 577-seat lower house. "France is back. Since a month now the President of th...

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  • Russia has no information on Baghdadi's fate
Russia has no information on Baghdadi's fate

He stressed that the "information is now verified through various channels". The death of the terrorist group leader would likely lead to disorganization of the extremists, Syromolotov said and added that efforts aimed at inflicting ultimate defeat on Islamic State should be continued.

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