• Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Ramadan
Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Ramadan

In his Eid'l Fitr message , Duterte noted that the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal always brings great joy to the Muslim brothers and sisters. Many Muslims also recite the takbir (declaration of faith) on the way to the prayer ground and take part in Zakat al-Fitr (charitable contributions).

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  • Israel starts work on new settlement amid USA peace push
Israel starts work on new settlement amid USA peace push

Construction began on 2,758 homes over the period surveyed, whereas in the previous year only 1,619 new homes were being built, according to The Times of Israel . In the past, Israel has not announced or started major construction projects in the West Bank while senior U.S. officials were visiting. Kushner is visiting the region with ambitious h...

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  • NKorea Denies Torturing US Student, Calls Death a Mystery
NKorea Denies Torturing US Student, Calls Death a Mystery

Warmbier, who went to North Korea in January 2016 and meant to only stay for five days, died Monday. The university said in a statement that Dettwyler's comments do not reflect the school's values and are "particularly distressing". But later in the day, they said the family objected to an autopsy being performed on his body, so just an externa...

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  • Donald Trump has revealed all about those cryptic James Comey 'tapes' tweets
Donald Trump has revealed all about those cryptic James Comey 'tapes' tweets

The resulting news reports built pressure on a top Justice Department official to appoint an independent prosecutor to oversee the Russian Federation investigation. Still, the president believes his initial May 12 tweet was not ill-advised. "I don't know how this serves the country's interests". He never produced any evidence.

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  • United States president Donald Trump sends Eid greeting to Muslims
United States president Donald Trump sends Eid greeting to Muslims

May unity and harmony always fill our hearts with the energy of peace and creation! It is also the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. To him belong the most handsome names. That time of the year has come. May all of us find peace on this Ramadan . Khuda ke hi raho mai hm chlenge sada.

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  • Congressman DeSaulnier's Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill
Congressman DeSaulnier's Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill

She's set to appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), seems dead set on holding a full vote in the chamber next week on the 142-page Obamacare repeal and replace plan he veiled Thursday, June 22.

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  • How the Senate health bill compares to the House version and 'Obamacare'
How the Senate health bill compares to the House version and 'Obamacare'

The S&P 500 healthcare index .SPXHC dipped 0.3 percent at midday on Friday but was on track for a 3.4 percent gain for the week, its best week since November. Heller said he thought the bill would harm the elderly, the disabled and people battling substance abuse, adding that he is "not confident" it will lower costs for consumers.

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  • Portugal, Mexico Reach Confederations Cup Semifinals
Portugal, Mexico Reach Confederations Cup Semifinals

New Zealand now can not progress but another match against top-class opposition will help the Oceania champions close the global gap. It promises to be a battle royal in Kazan where Mexico needs just a point to make the semis, while Russian Federation needs to win or their prospects hinge on Portugal losing.

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  • Pelosi on defense: 'I'm a master legislator' and 'worth the trouble'
Pelosi on defense: 'I'm a master legislator' and 'worth the trouble'

She also dismissed the notion that the Republicans' longtime tactic to hold her up as a partisan lightening rod drags down public opinion about fellow congressional Democrats and candidates. Republicans - including President Donald Trump - have professed their glee that she's still minority leader. Most recently Democrats nominated a y...

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  • Congressman Scalise released from ICU
Congressman Scalise released from ICU

More on this as it develops. Scalise, R-La., is the No. 3 House Republican , the "whip" responsible for counting votes and getting lawmakers to cast votes. Scalise was shot in the hip, resulting in damage to bone, blood vessels and internal organs. His condition later improved. Scalise has not been released from the hospital.

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  • Russia Claims to Have Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Russia Claims to Have Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike. The Russian Defense Ministry says it is "looking into" whether it killed ISIS chief and self-described caliph Abu Bakr al Baghdadi with a May 28 airstrike on a meeting of jihadi leaders on the outskirts of Raqqa, the New ...

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  • Merkel slaps down May on Brexit talks
Merkel slaps down May on Brexit talks

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, known by its German initials VDMA, says that that goal of the two-year negotiating process is "damage limitation" because Brexit won't benefit either side. EU Council president Donald Tusk said the leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday also agreed to greater defense cooperation. Liberal Democ...

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  • Iranian Official On Syrian Attack: Israel Should 'Worry'
Iranian Official On Syrian Attack: Israel Should 'Worry'

Coalition forces shot down a similar pro-regime drone near the same location earlier this month, U.S. Central Command said in a statement . "I'll leave it to the Russians to state their level of participation". The IRGC fired six medium-range missiles at Daesh targets in Dayr al-Zawr, which killed more than 170 Takfiri terrorists, including a ...

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  • Netanyahu: Trump 'made an indelible impression on the people of Israel'
Netanyahu: Trump 'made an indelible impression on the people of Israel'

But the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were discussing a confidential diplomatic matter, stressed the situation is fluid. "They sounded like Netanyahu's advisers and not as honest mediators", a Palestinian source told Haaretz .

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  • Wisconsin's Top Election Official Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Wisconsin's Top Election Official Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appears before the House Intelligence Committee task force on Capitol Hill, in Washington , Wednesday as part of the Russian Federation investigation. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee say they've had a productive meeting with Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating potenti...

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  • Russian opposition leader jailed
Russian opposition leader jailed

A series of anti-government protests against corruption and political stagnation led by the Opposition swept through Russian Federation on Monday, leading to the arrest of thousands of demonstrators including Opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has been sent to jail for 30 days .

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  • North Korea denies torturing U.S. student, calls death a mystery
North Korea denies torturing U.S. student, calls death a mystery

His family accused North Korea of "awful torturous treatment", while US President Donald Trump described Mr Warmbier as the "latest victim" of North Korean brutality . Being North Korea's main trading partner, China has always been accused of not fully enforcing existing United Nations sanctions on its neighbour.

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  • How will US-China diplomatic dialogue narrow gap over N. Korea?
How will US-China diplomatic dialogue narrow gap over N. Korea?

He is not specifying any particular action China may take to meet that goal. The most recent launch took place on June 8, when North Korea carried out a launch of short-range anti-ship missiles which reportedly flew some 199.5 kilometers (124 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan.

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  • South Korean Prime Minister Urges Pyongyang to Release Foreign Detainees
South Korean Prime Minister Urges Pyongyang to Release Foreign Detainees

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday witnessed the test-firing of a home-grown ballistic missile to showcase the country's defence capability against Pyongyang. North Korean missiles can already reach South Korea or Japan, both countries have a United States military presence. A long-time advocate of a softer line, he acknowledges the Nor...

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  • USA military wounded in Afghanistan attack
USA military wounded in Afghanistan attack

However, doctors at the city hospital said they had received the bodies of at least five police, as well as at least 30 wounded people, including 20 civilians. It remains unclear as to whether the slain Afghan, who is reported to have been a commando, was the perpetrator of the attack. Sunday's attack came a day after an Afghan commando fired on ...

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