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Syrian army advances against IS in Deir Ezzor province

He pointed out that the Air Force of the Syrian Army directed blows to ISIL fortifications in al-Reshdia, the surrounding of Liwa al-Tameen and in the towns of al-Mayadeen and Mohasan and the villages of al-Shomeittia, al-Tebni, al-Masrab and al-Kharitta, killing numerous terrorists and injuring others. Read More »

Korea urges NK to end provocations as allies start military drills

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the joint drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, were purely defensive and did not aim to increase tension on the peninsula, but North Korea denounced them as a rehearsal for war. forces come from those stationed in South Korea and that the number of soldiers coming from outside of Korea increased to 3,000 from 2,500 previous year. Read More »

S.Korean defense chief to visit Washington for talks with Mattis

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory message sent to Moon on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of China-South Korea diplomatic relations, Xinhua said . "In regards to activity in North Korea tonight, the president has been briefed and we are monitoring the situation", she said. Just last week, Tillerson attempted to dial down tensions by noting there had been no missile tests or "provocative acts" from North Korea since a United Nations Security Council resolution ... Read More »

Afghanistan auto bomb kills 13 in Helmand province

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The attack on Imam Zaman Mosque on Saturday left at least 30 persons dead and 80 injured. There was no claim of responsibility and no immediate comment from the Taliban , which has carried out regular suicide attacks in Helmand, where it controls much of the area outside the provincial capital Lashkar Gah. Read More »

Afghanistan auto bomb kills 13 in Helmand province

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The attack on Imam Zaman Mosque on Saturday left at least 30 persons dead and 80 injured. There was no claim of responsibility and no immediate comment from the Taliban , which has carried out regular suicide attacks in Helmand, where it controls much of the area outside the provincial capital Lashkar Gah. Read More »

Eight missing after Switzerland landslide

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Hikers were airlifted from nearby huts after the area was hit by rocks and mud. A Swiss Army helicopter was also used. The eight missing - from Germany, Austria and Switzerland - were hiking in the Val Bondasca region at the time. Authorities said about four million cubic metres of rocks and mud rolled through the village, prompting the immediate evacuation of about 100 residents. Read More »

Port of Galveston closed to marine traffic due to conditions from Harvey

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The Carnival Breeze , which is scheduled to return to Galveston on Sunday, docked in Cozumel overnight Friday and had plans to travel toward Galveston on Saturday afternoon, the cruise line said. We will continue to maintain close contact with port officials in Galveston monitoring conditions on Galveston Island, and within neighboring areas including Houston , and will provide ongoing updates as we receive additional information, ' the company said. Read More »

The Mariners played their worst inning of baseball in over 30 years

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Yankees: In a matchup of All-Star pitchers, New York RHP Luis Severino (11-5, 3.10 ERA) faces Cleveland ace Corey Kluber (12-4, 2.65) when the teams begin a three-game series Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The teams play the series finale at 10 a.m. Sunday. A Blue Jays 10, Twins 9: Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run home run and Toronto held off a late rally by visiting Minnesota for the win. Read More »

PM Conducts Aerial Survey of Flood Areas in Bihar

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With 28 new deaths, the toll in the Bihar floods, which affected 19 districts across the state, rose to 440 on Saturday. Araria district alone accounted for 87 deaths followed by Sitamarhi 43, Katihar 40, West Champaran 36, East Champaran 32, Madhubani 28, Darbhanga 26, Kishanganj 24, Madhepura 22, Gopalganj 20, Supual 16, Purnea nine, Saharsaeight; Khagaria, Saran and Muzaffarpur seven each, Sheoharfour and Samastipur two. Read More »

San Francisco's Alamo Park Swarmed by Counter-Protesters After Right-Wing Rally Cancelled

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As the protesters improvised a march toward the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco , Gibson broadcast a Q&A on Facebook Live from a dark room in the city, sitting beside far-right celebrity brawler Kyle "Based Stickman" Chapman and blaming the rally's cancellation on an alleged conspiracy between the National Parks Service, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the reason he had to cancel his rally. Read More »

North Korea 'FIRES missile' after threatening United States with war

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As US sanctions became more tough, North Korea tested its first nuclear device in 2006, and carried out further tests in 2013 and 2016. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that that the projectiles fired from the North's eastern coast flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles), though it did not mention any failures. Read More »

NHC: Issues advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten located near Georgia coast

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This system has a high chance of becoming a Tropical Depression or even Tropical Storm Irma within the next 24 to 48 hours. Locally heavy rain of 2 to 3 inches is also expected, especially closer to the coastline. Monday afternoon, and could become Tropical Storm Irma along the way. The Hurricane Center may fly a plane out to investigate the area of low pressure later today. Read More »

Trump says Canada and Mexico being too hard in NAFTA renegotiations

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Trump wrote in his first tweet Sunday in a promotion of a new book by Trump supporter Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. He spent most of the morning tweeting about rescue efforts in Texas as the Houston area was hit hard by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey , which also devastated coastal communities. Read More »

Man arrested in beating of Deandre Harris in Charlottesville, police say

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Police have arrested a man accused in the beating of Deandre Harris , a Charlottesville schoolteacher who was attacked in a parking lot on August 12 during a white supremacist rally. The arrests came amid heightened scrutiny of the police over its response to the violence in Charlottesville. "When Dan was advised yesterday afternoon that a warrant for his arrest had been issued by Virginia authorities, he immediately surrendered himself to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and, later, the ... Read More »

Instant divorce is unconstitutional in India, finally

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The judgment of the CJI was dissented against by justices Kurian Joseph , Rohinton Nariman and Uday Umesh Lalit. The partition led to further dwindling of the prominent progressive voices among the Muslim community as some emigrated out of India. Read More »

DMK leaders meet governor to press for floor test in Tamil Nadu

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S.K. Selvam replaced Palaniswami for the post in the aforesaid order. AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran said that he could have become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after the death of Jayalalithaa. CPI state secretary R. Mutharasan too said when 21 MLAs had come out openly against the state government, it had certainly lost the majority in the Assembly. Read More »

Tillerson says Trump 'speaks for himself' on racial violence

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Five days ago, a United Nations sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva turned out to be a platform for verbal threats as U.S. and North Korean officials clashed over military intentions towards one another. Tillerson also distanced the State Department and the US government from the president's response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which Trump blamed "both sides" for one death and 19 injuries there. Read More »

North Korea shrugs off United Nations sanctions, fires 3 new missiles

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The U.S. Pacific Command assessed that the projectiles were "three short-range ballistic missile launches". The launch took place as the USA and South Korea carry out 11 days of joint military exercises , known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), and follows weeks of angry rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang. Read More »

What Labour's dramatic new Brexit position really means

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Britain's economy suffered weakness on all fronts in the three months to June, with shoppers pinched by the pound's weakness on foreign exchange markets, exports failing to fill the gap, and business investment frozen by Brexit uncertainty, data showed. Read More »

Korea fires three missiles into East Sea

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Though North Korea says it now has the ability to send missiles to the USA mainland, U.S. defense officials said these short-range missiles did not pose a threat to North America or Guam. Tens of thousands of South Korean and United States troops are now taking part in the "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" joint military drills, a largely computer-simulated exercise that runs for two weeks in the South. Read More »

Trump's sanctions on Venezuela and threats to its economy

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The sanctions , which Trump signed by executive order, prohibit American financial institutions from providing new money to Venezuela or the state oil company, PDVSA, and could make it harder for Maduro to raise badly needed cash to prevent a debt default. Read More »

COAS urges trust-based Pak-Afghan response to terrorism

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President's announcement. Pakistan's sacrifices against terrorism have been recognised all over the world. Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, in a statement issued on Friday, has called for waving goodbye to the USA aid in the wake of "exaggerated statements being made about the so-called financial help both at local and global level". Read More »

Iraqi troops 'liberate' Tal Afar town center

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Government troops and units of the Hashed al-Shaabi, backed by a US -led coalition against ISIL, launched the assault last Sunday after weeks of coalition and Iraqi air strikes. The town had a population of about 200,000 before it fell to IS in 2014. Tal Afar , which sits on a strategic route between IS-controlled territories in Syria and Mosul, is about 150 kilometres from Syria's border and it's among the last IS-held towns in Iraq. Read More »

Afghan soldiers sell USA weapons to Taliban: Asif

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After China's strong message defending Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and asking the global community to acknowledge its sacrifices in war against terrorism, Russian Federation has echoed similar sentiments following US President Donald Trump's allegations that Pakistan was offering safe haven to terrorists. Read More »

Top federal union leader: Trump threat to shut down government "irresponsible"

The rest of the press release expounds upon those first two sentences and cites to various sources which underline the gulf between political realities and Trump's campaign promises. Though the president made a call for national unity in a prime time address Monday night while laying out his strategy for Afghanistan, some lawmakers in Congress have voiced concerns that Trump might echo his more divisive rhetoric while playing to his base at the rally. Read More »

Pressure rises to take students out of migration target

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The decision to authorise a study into overseas students was backed by Education Secretary Justine Greening, who tweeted: "Sensible approach by the Home Office commissioning a full assessment of impact of global students to the United Kingdom". Read More »