• Al Jazeera faces closure demand
Al Jazeera faces closure demand

Qatar has 10 days to comply with the demands, according to the AP. But others, including a vague requirement that Qatar pay compensation for its "policies" and shut down all news outlets the country operates, appeared created to punish Qatar for its independence from the Saudi-led bloc.

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  • Ko sits close to cut in title defence
Ko sits close to cut in title defence

Reid also reached as low as 8 under midway through her round, making a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th. Reid carded a six-under-par 65 to finish in a tie for second, behind South Korea's Park Sung-hyun. The opening round was delayed for almost an hour because of poor weather. CORRECTS YEAR TO 2017 NOT 2016 - Lydia Ko, from New Zeland, chips out o...

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  • Putin: Impact of sanctions against Russian Federation not 'drastic'
Putin: Impact of sanctions against Russian Federation not 'drastic'

The U.S. intelligence community has said definitively that the Russian government attempted to meddle in last November's election by launching an influence campaign that included a series of cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee.

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  • Donald Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill: White House
Donald Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill: White House

They say the GOP plan would mean fewer people with coverage and higher costs for many . "The real goal here is to try to lower the cost of health care", Lynch said. That could add Mr Heller's name to Mr Trump's call list. The outrage and doomsaying matches, if not exceeds, that of when the House version of the bill was passed.

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  • London homes evacuated on fire issues
London homes evacuated on fire issues

The council said residents would be out of their homes for three to four weeks while it completes fire-safety upgrades. Residents were sent to emergency rest centres for the night and will be rehoused in temporary accommodation following an inspection that found the blocks used cladding similar to that on Grenfell Tower where a fire killed at l...

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  • Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier
Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier

A long line of mourners waited to enter funeral services early today for Otto Warmbier , the United States student imprisoned in North Korea who returned home last week in a coma that proved fatal. Just a few days after his return to the United States, Otto Warmbier passed away . Meanwhile, funeral services were held for Otto Warmbier in the ...

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  • United States would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS
United States would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Russian Federation has suspended its communication channel with the USA on military operations in Syria after a U.S. jet shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday, with Moscow accusing Washington of failing to issue a warning. The Syrian army said the plane was hit while on a mission against IS Jihadists and warned of "the grave consequences of t...

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  • A special election that will truly prove special
A special election that will truly prove special

The results of the campaign, which was the most expensive in congressional history, indicated that, despite high disapproval ratings for Trump, the Republican base isn't depressed - and that Democrats can't rely on their base's excitement alone as they hope to put the House in play in 2018.

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  • New blow to Republican health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes
New blow to Republican health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

The so-called coverage gap left more than 2.5 million people living below the poverty line of $11,880 for an individual ineligible for Medicaid or financial assistance to buy insurance - even as higher earners got subsidy checks to buy theirs.

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  • Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on IS group targets in Syria: Guards
Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on IS group targets in Syria: Guards

The Iranian missile strike was an intended provocation on Tehran's part, analysts say . Iran's semi-official Fars news agency , believed to be close to the Guard, said the paramilitary force launched a total of six missiles that flew over Iraqi airspace before striking Syria .

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  • Otto Warmbier death a mystery:N.Korea
Otto Warmbier death a mystery:N.Korea

Last week, Dr. Daniel Kanter, a University of Cincinnati Health neuroscientist, described Otto Warmbier's brain as severely damaged everywhere. U.S. Warmbier returned to the USA last week in a coma. I'm not a fan of the Obama administration but this is just pure propaganda. He added that the two sides agreed they will not engage in business...

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  • Washington's UN envoy urges action on Venezuela crisis
Washington's UN envoy urges action on Venezuela crisis

The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, called countries that supported the U.S. in its Venezuelan resolution "lapdogs of imperialism". "Congratulations comrade! Job well done". Those countries are reportedly benefiting from discounted Venezuelan oil imports. Almost three months of political unrest were set off by the attempt by Maduro'...

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  • Trump to announce rollbacks of Obama's Cuba policy during Miami visit
Trump to announce rollbacks of Obama's Cuba policy during Miami visit

What was the Obama thaw with Cuba? US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro (L) in New York, September 29, 2015. But watchdog groups such as Human Rights Watch are skeptical of a return to the terms of the half-century Cold War stand-off, with its total trade embargo and no diplomatic ties.

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  • North Korea denies torturing detained USA student Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing detained USA student Otto Warmbier

Days after USA student Otto Warmbier died, North Korean state media said his death was a "mystery" and dismissed accusations he was tortured during his 17 months in captivity in the country. American doctors said Warmbier's condition was likely the result of a heart attack that halted blood flow to his brain. The world found out Warmbier ...

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  • USA military says crisis communications link with Russian Federation 'in use'
USA military says crisis communications link with Russian Federation 'in use'

The ministry said in a statement that two frigates and a submarine launched six cruise missiles on IS installations in Syria's Hama province, destroying command centers and ammunition depots. Committee head Viktor Ozerov was quoted as saying the defense ministry would not have released information about Baghdadi's death if it believed it could be l...

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  • US President Donald Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief Robert Mueller
US President Donald Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief Robert Mueller

Mueller is investigating whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey last month after asking him to scale back the FBI's Russian Federation probe. "I think the president's statement via Twitter today is extremely clear, and I don't have anything to add beyond the statement itself", she said. Asked by ABC News' Jonathan Karl why Trump ...

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  • Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting
Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

But sources tracking the discussions say the U.S. State Department has been concerned about the potential destabilizing impact of introducing high-tech drones into South Asia, where tensions are simmering between India and Pakistan, particularly over Kashmir, which is divided between them.

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  • Trump's son-in-law Kushner launches Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts
Trump's son-in-law Kushner launches Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

Trump made a successful visit to the region last month and appears to have forged a good working relationship with both sides. Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner meets with PA President Mahmoud Abbas on June 22, 2017. They will also hear Israeli complaints about alleged anti-Israeli incitement in speeches, textbooks and social media,...

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  • Colombia terror attack: Death toll rises to three in Bogota blast
Colombia terror attack: Death toll rises to three in Bogota blast

The Andino shopping centre in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast at around 5 pm local time in the women's restroom. Three women died in an explosion at a mall in Bogota , Colombia, that authorities described as a terrorist attack.

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  • GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written
GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

But some could pay more for less. Medicaid funding is at the heart of the protester's complaints. The 142-page bill , which includes cuts to Medicaid , would end the individual mandate set up by the ACA , which was a key component that kept the law functioning.

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