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US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

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Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle intercepted and destroyed an armed UAV controlled by "pro-regime forces", which had been threatening USA -backed forces fighting in Syria on June 8. Russian Federation made clear it was changing its military posture in response to the U.S. downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday, which, according to Damascus, is the first such incident since the start of the conflict in 2011. Read More »

GOP Lawmaker Scalise Still Critical Though Doctors `Encouraged'

Scalise was injured along with four others in the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. Sava said that when Scalise arrived at MedStar, he was in "shock" and had an "imminent risk of death". Trump said the universal support for Scalise and others wounded in the shooting might help heal the country's many political differences. What's more, Special Agent David Bailey , who was injured in the attack during the Republicans' practice in Virginia on ... Read More »

UK acquires apartments for fire's displaced

City of London Corporation purchased the flats in a deal negotiated by the Homes and Communities Agency, and will become part of its social housing listings. Local authorities believe that the number of dead may yet rise, and that some of the victims may never be identified. "We will do everything in our power to help those whose lives have been blighted by this horrendous fire and reassure those who live in similar buildings that their homes are safe". Read More »

London fire: 58 missing presumed dead

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More than 250 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze, which London Fire commissioner Dany Cotton described as "truly frightful and shocking" for the level of devastation it caused. "All I can say is to my certain knowledge the council, councillors, volunteers, community groups, officers of the council, have been present in North Kensington since very soon after they were notified that the fire had started". Read More »

Why Was Nabra Hassanen Killed?

Virginia's hate-crime statute includes penalty enhancements for crimes motivated by race, religion and ethnicity. Detectives believe [Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, of Sterling] came upon the teens while he was driving. That event is for family and friends. Police said Martinez Torres took Hassanen in his auto to Loudoun County, Virginia, and the teenager's body was found in a pond in Loudoun County later that evening. Read More »

Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Lasting over an hour at the Thackeray household "Matoshree", the meeting came on the final day of Shah's three-day visit to Maharashtra to mark the third anniversary celebrations of the Modi government completing three years in power. The Fadnavis government had agreed to the long-standing demand of farmers and announced a loan waiver for them last Sunday. He added that the talk of mid-term polls is a ploy to divert attention and dilute the issue of farm loans waiver. Read More »

3 teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, stun guns

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Beck said he had ordered a thorough review of the department's cadet program and policies for managing inventory. The teens were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and other charges. "We're going to take this apart top to bottom". Beck said it was "not easy" to check out a police vehicle, and cadets are not supposed to have access to them. Read More »

USA student freed by North Korea has severe brain damage: doctors

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Nevertheless, Fred said during an emotional press conference on Thursday that he is "proud" of his son . Some media reports said the North Koreans suggested Otto Warmbier had come down with a case of botulism and fell into a coma after being given a sleeping pill - an account questioned by a number of officials. Read More »

U.S. welcomes India-Afghan direct air corridor

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With the air cargo corridor in operations, it is now estimated that the trade between India and Afghanistan would touch the $1 billion in the next three years from the current levels of $800 million. That year, Ghani urged businesses to target Dollars 10 billion in bilateral trade over five years. Earlier, in January 2015, India had announced its decision to allow Afghan Trucks to enter the Indian Territory through Atari land check post for offloading and loading goods from and to ... Read More »

The official Brexit negotiations have begun

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Trade talks between the United Kingdom and European Union will not begin until October at the earliest as Brexit negotiations will follow the timetable set out by Brussels in a blow to David Davis . Mr Davis, a veteran campaigner against European Union membership, said he sought quick and substantive progress in what is scheduled to be a two-year negotiation before Britain leaves the EU. Read More »

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

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Omri Ceren writes from The Israel Project to draw attention to the AP story " Iran calls missile attack a wider warning ". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Iran not to threaten Israel after Tehran launched ballistic missiles at a Syrian base of the Islamic State group. Read More »

Magnitude 3.0 quake reported in Augusta

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Richmond County Emergency Management Agency is working to assess any damages to homes and businesses. A magnitude 3.0 natural disaster in South Augusta has been felt and heard across the area. Billy Birdwell, a senior public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, tweeted, "No alarms, repeat, no alarms triggered @ Thurmond Dam". Read More »

Pakistan ranks 2nd amongst countries hosting highest number of refugees: UNHCR report

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UNHCR High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (L) and David Shearer, Special Representative for South Sudan , listen to displaced people at a camp in Juba, South Sudan June 17, 2017 . At the same time, a further 189,300 refugees were accepted for resettlement across 37 countries, while many others returned home. No fewer than 12,5 million of these people have been put out of their homes in their own countries. Read More »

Moscow court jails opposition leader for 30 days

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Reuters witnesses saw more than 100 people arrested in central Moscow . Demonstrations of several hundred to more than 2,000 were reported in cities across the country. Thousands were detained, including at least 1,000 in Moscow alone. The demonstrators' decision to disrupt a large public event was an usually bold expression of dissent in Russian Federation, appearing to illustrate the emboldened attitude of those who have coalesced around Navalny's calls for protest. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says Diane Abbott is back on the Labour front bench

New research by Ipsos MORI has revealed that some 64 percent of Britain's 18-24 year olds voted in the June 8 election - an sixteen percent increase on the turnout in 2015. It had a smaller seven-point lead among those educated to below degree level, but among graduates Labour had a 15-point lead. There was a swing among the middle classes to Labour, while working classes moved to the Conservatives, with both parties achieving record vote shares in these groups. Read More »

Democrats fear slowdown of Russia sanctions bill in House

The Republican majority of the house of representatives stopped a vote on sanctions against Russian Federation, which earlier approved by the Senate, the AP reports . The legislation also gives Congress the ability to block Trump from easing sanctions without Congressional approval. A House bill introduced by Engel and Rep. Read More »

Trump 'confirms' he's under probe

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In the meeting, Trump requested that the men "put that recommendation in writing", the White House has contended, prompting Rosenstein to offer a formal recommendation to Trump that Comey be fired because he mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Read More »

Pentagon chides Russia over 'unsafe' intercept of US spy plane

The distance between the air vessels amounted to only 1.5 meters. The Russian jet came within 5-feet of the wing of the American plane. But Russia's defence ministry said it was the U.S. The majority have been deemed safe, U.S. officials say. The Pentagon considered the incident, known as an "intercept", unsafe because of the "high rate of closure speed" and the " poor control of the aircraft " that the Russian pilot had, said Henderson. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho face tax fraud claims

There is a feeling at the club that the Portugal global, who signed a new five-year contract in November, could be trying to strengthen his position at Real Madrid . As per a report in El Mundo, in Spain , Ronaldo is speculated to have diverted revenues from image rights to the tune of 150 million Euros to tax havens. Read More »

Indian police arrest 15 for celebrating Pakistan's win

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Gaining sweet revenge over India, Pakistan thrashed their arch rivals by 180 runs at The Oval to win the Champions Trophy for the first time. This Champions Trophy went ahead as scheduled despite a terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester, northern England, on May 22 that killed 22 people. Read More »

Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges

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Since we being inhabitants of planet Earth have got only this planet to survive on, and are stewards of environment and everything in its dominion, it's our responsibility to forward a balanced, healthy environment to future generations. In the USA, it is local and state governments, along with businesses, that are primarily responsible for the dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. Read More »

Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

China is thought to have aided Iran with missile technology as early as the late 1980s, while North Korean/Iranian cooperation in missile technology also dates back to the 1980s. Iranian leaders have accused Saudi Arabia of involvement in the twin attacks, which Riyadh denies. But according to the Times of Israel , three of the missiles didn't even make it as far as Syria . Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game to be held 1 day after shootings

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Officials at the hospital said the bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, causing severe bleeding and injuring internal organs. Dr. Jack Sava , trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday that several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. Read More »

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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In the latest incident, the Pentagon said a U.S. F-15 aircraft flying over Syrian territory fired on the drone after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces. Tensions between regime forces and the coalition in At Tanf are high after several incidents in recent weeks. In the press statement , Russian Foreign Minister Serghei Lavrov, whose government supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said "all countries must fully respect Syria's sovereignty and territorial ... Read More »

Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated

Khamenei took to Instagram on Sunday, where he uploaded an edited video that begins with the dramatic footage from the attack inside the Iranian parliament and the ornate mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on June 7. The warplane had dropped bombs near American-backed militia fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces , it said. Israel also remains concerned about Iran's missile launches and has deployed a multilayered missile-defense system over fears of potential Iranian ... Read More »

Will seek support of all major political parties: Ram Nath Kovind

Another aspect of Kovind's candidature merits mention: the excessive emphasis, both in media commentary and in the political calculations that underlie his nomination, on his Dalit identity. When contacted, MGP president Dipak Dhavlikar said nobody has approached them so far seeking their support for the NDA's presidential choice. The Sena, which shares power at the Center and in Maharashtra, has had a conflicted relationship with the BJP. Read More »

How Fans Reacted to Team India's Loss

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Pakistan inflicted a massive 180-run defeat upon title-holders and favourites India at the Oval in London on Sunday to win the tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide nations. "Oh, it sort of feels surreal really, to be honest. People were just doing the normal things that they do in any practice session and that's the kind of approach we have following throughout the tournament". Read More »