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Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

The launch of surface-to-surface, medium-range missiles into Syria's Deir el-Zour province comes as Islamic State militants fleeing a US -led coalition onslaught increasingly try to fortify their positions there. Developed in the 1990s, the liquid-fueled Nodong is based on the famous Scud short-range ballistic missile. "Even Hezbollah can do better", he quoted the sources as saying. [Full Article...]

Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack

Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Sunday accused USA officials of "mugging" its diplomats at Kennedy International Airport by seizing a diplomatic package they were carrying. Ashraf Ghani also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the air corridor between the two countries and said that India is a big market for Afghan goods. [Full Article...]

1 million minors flee Sudanese war

The UN agency found 40.3 million people were forcibly displaced and living somewhere inside their own country. By population, Syria still accounts for the biggest numbers of displaced people overall, with 12 million people (almost two thirds of the population) either displaced internally or having fled overseas as refugees or asylum seekers. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier's death draws outcry over North Korea rights violations

The circumstances of his coma and death remain unclear. Almost all Americans who have gone to North Korea have left without incident. Now I hope the American government will help, etc., etc. China has backed the Kim dynasty since the Korean War, in part to keep USA troops away from its border. United States officials negotiated his release earlier this month, though Warmbier was in a coma by t... [Full Article...]

Virginia police probe Muslim girl's killing as 'road rage' incident

Police charged 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres with murder after pulling a young woman's body from a pond. They say she was part of a large group of teenagers walking back on Dranesville Road, toward the All Dulles Area Muslim Society , from McDonald's at about 3:40 a.m. [Full Article...]

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup Captain Chris Woods nearly scored the opener when he founf himself one on one with the goalie but his effort was expertly saved. The event, hosted by four Russian cities - Moscow , second largest city of St. We kept losing the ball in the first half and did not launch any attacks. Former Mexican goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez told the Herald that the current team has reasons to be confident. [Full Article...]

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile auto

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile auto Though the video has been described repeatedly, the footage offers a disturbing perspective on how a traffic stop for a faulty brake light turned deadly in mere seconds. Juror Bonita Schultz told Minneapolis television station KARE and the Star Tribune that their big question came down to the part nobody could see on the video - whether Castile went for his gun. [Full Article...]

Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, aims to end battle

Fighting in Marawi City has entered a fifth week, and almost 350 people have been killed, as indicated by an official tally. He said the presence of foreign fighters in Mindanao is part of a continuing concern because they bring something different than from that of home-grown terrorists. [Full Article...]

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling WASHINGTON | It's extraordinary for legislation as sweeping as the Senate Republican health care bill to be written behind closed doors, suddenly hatched and then whisked through Congress with little time for lawmakers and the public to understand it. [Full Article...]

GJM announces 12-hour window on June 23 to evacuate school students

GJM announces 12-hour window on June 23 to evacuate school students Senior GJM leader Binay Tamang told reporters here, "Our party's central committee has chose to give a 12-hour window from 6 am to 6 pm on June 23 to the schools in the hills to evacuate their students". "We are protesting against the police brutality that has been inflicted on the people of the hills as well as against the state government", said Shankar Adhikari, a GJM leader. [Full Article...]

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy The track is not that important to us in that the impact will extend 500 to 600 miles to the east, as deep multilayered tropical moisture is pulled up into the Gulf Coast states. A turn toward the north-northwest and then toward the north is expected Wednesday night and into and early Thursday. While Cindy is stronger now, the storm is expected to weaken before landfall due to the combinatio... [Full Article...]

Huge snake slithers out from vehicle bonnet on highway

Huge snake slithers out from vehicle bonnet on highway Two men in Texas had a creepy encounter when a snake slithered out of the hood of a pickup truck while they were driving down the highway. That's when the snake makes a 180 turn right back at the windshield and the two friends shriek in terror. [Full Article...]

Pence hires outside legal counsel

Pence hires outside legal counsel Cullen served as a US attorney during President George H.W. Bush's administration. The lawyer, Richard Cullen , a former attorney general, has previously worked with Pence and he will now help him respond to the federal inquiries. Cullen was US attorney for the office from 1991 to 1993, before Comey joined the office in 1996. The list of potential witnesses in such politically perilous investig... [Full Article...]

Merkel marks 70 years of Marshall Plan amid concern at Trump

Merkel marks 70 years of Marshall Plan amid concern at Trump She cautioned, however, that this might not be easy with U.S. President Donald Trump who has made waves with his protectionist rhetoric. "Thought patterns that we thought had been overcome are suddenly resurfacing", Merkel said at the Day of German Industry in Berlin , an annual gathering of business leaders. [Full Article...]

Record 65 million people displaced in 2016

Myanmar's internal conflicts left 490,000 refugees and 375,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs ) by the end of 2016, according to the UN's refugee agency in Asia spokesperson Vivian Tan, adding to increasing global displacement worldwide. [Full Article...]

US Weighs Response To Student's Death After North Korea Imprisonment

Mr Trump said Mr Warmbier's death had deepened his administration's resolve "to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency". Let us state the facts plainly: Otto Warmbier , an American citizen, was murdered by the Kim Jong-un regime. Young Pioneer Tours said on its Facebook page that the death of War... [Full Article...]

Student takes jab at school dress code with yearbook quote

Student takes jab at school dress code with yearbook quote A teenager has left a permanent mark on her long-running battle against her high school's dress code. She said throughout her time at West Milford , she and her friends were given dress code violations for clothing she felt was appropriate. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman named new crown prince

Reportedly at least 31 out of 34 of the council's members voted in favor of appointing Mohammed bin Salman as the crown prince of Saudi Arabia . Bin Salman was also in charge of his father's royal court during his father's tenure as crown prince. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest

Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest Macron's predecessors Francois Hollande in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 and Jacques Chirac in 2002 all won outright majorities. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that despite an abstention rate estimated at just over 50 per cent, "the message of the French people is unambiguous". [Full Article...]

Man arrested over abusive twitter post after London mosque attack

Officers said the incident at Regent's Park mosque is not being treated as terror-related. Later the man was placed in the back of a police van and sent to a central London police station. The victims were Muslim worshippers who had gone to the mosque to pray after Iftar, the breaking of the dawn-to-dusk fast observed during the month of Ramadan. [Full Article...]


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