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Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops

Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops He said authorities have yet to confirm reports of casualties from the clashes and hostages allegedly held by lawless group Bangsamaro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). The fightings in Marawi City has killed almost 400 people and displaced over 200,000 and has been going on for almost a month now. He said it was possible the attack was meant to disrupt an ongoing military offensive against the M... [Full Article...]

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

That drone was shot down after it dropped one of several weapons it was carrying near a position where coalition personnel are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the eastern neighborhood of Jobar was struck on Tuesday by 12 airstrikes, adding that government forces are trying to push into the area. [Full Article...]

French, Iraqi journalists killed in Mosul mine blast

Also on Tuesday, the Iraqi forces captured Alaa Sami al-Khateeb, the broadcaster and program presenter of al-Bayan Radio station, affiliated with the terrorist IS group, according to Brigadier Yahya Rasoul, spokesman of the JOC told reporters. [Full Article...]

Russian police detain Putin critic Navalny ahead of Moscow protest

Citing the police, TASS said Navalny was detained after calling to change the anti-Kremlin demonstration area from approved Sakharov Avenue to "unauthorized" Tverskaya Street in the capital of Moscow . The protests on Monday were sort of a litmus test to check if Navalny still enjoyed public support or the protest in March was an impulsive reaction that fizzled out. [Full Article...]

Doctors: Ex-North Korea detainee has severe brain damage

Warmbier has suffered extreme damage to all parts of his brain, typically caused by a loss of blood to the brain, the doctors said, although they were unable to speculate on what may have happened to Warmbier while he was in North Korea . [Full Article...]

Suspect shot after Brussels station explosion

The center that monitors security threats in Belgium says the available information so far doesn't yet merit going to the highest possible terror alert level. The station was evacuated and closed along with two other stations in the Belgian capital. Brussels has been on high alert since suicide bombers struck the city's airport and metro in March 2016, killing 32 people and injuring hundreds m... [Full Article...]

U.S. shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers

U.S. shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers The U.S. State Department bluntly questioned on Tuesday the motives of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for their boycott of Doha , saying it was "mystified" the Gulf states had not released their grievances over Qatar. air base in the Middle East, a hub in the war against the Islamic State group. Nauert (pictured below) made the comments over two weeks after Saudi Arabia and its P... [Full Article...]

Polygamist sect leader arrested near South Dakota-Nebraska border

Polygamist sect leader arrested near South Dakota-Nebraska border He had been on the run since he fled house arrest on June 18, 2016, in Salt Lake City, awaiting trial with other leaders of the religious sect on charges they diverted money from a federal government food assistance program for the poor, authorities said. [Full Article...]

Republican Karen Handel wins most expensive House election ever

Republican Karen Handel wins most expensive House election ever Most recently, Tom Price resigned the post in February to join Trump's administration as health and human services secretary. In that race, Ossoff received 48 percent of the vote. "The current estimate is that it's very close, with a 55 percent chance for Ossoff and 45 percent for Handel". That's less than the margin of error and FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver cautions that "Georgia 6 is ... [Full Article...]

1 tropical storm churns in Gulf, 2nd disbands in Caribbean

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some slight strengthening is possible before the system reaches the coast, either late Wednesday or Wednesday night. Rainfall of 6 to 12 inches is expected in coastal areas of Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. WeatherBell Analytics LLC forecast 11 to 13 named tropical storms in the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, according to ... [Full Article...]

Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spyware

Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spyware Authorities in Mexico are reportedly misusing surveillance technology to spy on activists and critics of the government, raising questions about the effectiveness of laws and oversight mechanisms surrounding the use of tools meant to help fight crime. [Full Article...]

London fire: Police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block

Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased. Over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth paid homage to the victims at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. May was criticised for avoiding locals when she visited the scene on Thursday and faced cries of "Shame on you" and "coward" when she returned the following day, with police breaking up... [Full Article...]

Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

Sen. Conservatives believe that in order to do that, Senate Republicans need to repeal numerous Obamacare regulations including community rating, which bars insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for their health care coverage. [Full Article...]

US shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

US shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria A US F-15E fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone near At Tanf, Syria, on Monday, two U.S. officials told CNN , the third downing of a pro-regime aircraft this month. "When the armed UAV continued to advance on the Coalition position without diverting its course, it was shot down", the release said. "Any flying objects, including planes and drones of the worldwide coalition, discovered... [Full Article...]

Navjot Sidhu terms Punjab budget as development centric

Chief Minister Amarinder, who was speaking during the ongoing budget session in Chandigarh , said the government has also made a decision to "review and revamp" the Right to Service Commission Act to bring in greater accountability into the system. [Full Article...]

Aggies eliminated from College World Series in loss to TCU

Aggies eliminated from College World Series in loss to TCU Colby Fitch drove in four runs, Sam Bordner shut down Texas A&M after it cut Louisville's five-run lead to one, and the Cardinals beat the Aggies 8-4 on Sunday for their first win in six College World Series games. That was just a special moment for everyone, his parents, it was just really neat to see that. The Frogs had 40 strikeouts in 24 innings against the Aggies this season. [Full Article...]

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

The death of USA student Otto Warmbier has brought a wave of sorrow and a new stumbling block to any sort of negotiations between the United States and North Korea. What about that question? Though the president did not directly reference Obama, his comments seemed to infer that the previous administration should have been able to secure Warmbier's transfer to the United States much sooner. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

China on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the death of USA student Otto Warmbier following his release from North Korea in a coma , and urged Washington and Pyongyang to resolve tensions through dialogue. Those numbers may decline after Warmbier's death, especially because Young Pioneer Tours - the group that organized Warmbier's tour - has canceled future trips for Americans. [Full Article...]

Le Pen, Valls reelected to French Parliament

It is also entirely unexpected: Macron was unknown three years ago and initially given little chance of emerging as president, but he and his 15-month-old Republic on the Move (REM) party have tapped into widespread desire for change. The female-friendly LREM was founded by Mr Macron, 39, whose wife Brigitte is 24 years his senior. The far-right Front National , which now has two seats in par... [Full Article...]

Sarah Sanders: Donald Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Robert Mueller

She asked whether he has seen "any evidence of good cause" to fire Mueller . "If there were good cause, I would consider it", Rosentsein said , adding, "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". "No, because it's not necessary, the department is a hierarchy and so nothing gets to the attorney general about matters he's recused from unless they come through ... [Full Article...]


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