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North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier

The NY Daily News speculates that this outburst was prompted mainly by Trump's stern criticism of North Korea for the murder of American hostage Otto Warmbier . The spokesman also said that "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to the North to examine Warmbier before his release and allegedly acknowledged that North Korean doctors had "... [Full Article...]

Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

P. Vaid said as he paid tribute to his colleague at a funeral ceremony. "It is the resolve of Jammu and Kashmir Police that we are not going to spare these rascals", he said. However, his own people betrayed him and killed him mercilessly. Men asked the officer to identify himself while he was taking pictures on his cellphone. [Full Article...]

US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

The US jet followed up with an AIM-120 medium range air-to-air missile which struck its target, US officials told CNN . Captain Davis, at the Pentagon , noted that when American-backed ground troops are confronted by "armed drones, that leaves us with no choice but to defend ourselves and our partners". [Full Article...]

Coalition Forces Shoot Down Iran-Made Drone In Syria

Coalition Forces Shoot Down Iran-Made Drone In Syria Since then, the United States has repeatedly struck Iranian-backed militia and last week even shot down a drone threatening US-led coalition forces. Iran used seven ground-to-ground mid-range Zulfiqar missiles. This incident took place on Sunday, near the city of Raqqa . "The UAV did not make an attempt to divert", said Capt Jeff Davis, the Pentagon spokesman. [Full Article...]

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi My leadership is recognized by many around the country. "I respect any opinion that my members have, but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them", Pelosi told reporters gathered for her weekly press conference. "Usually they go after the most effective leaders because they want to diminish the opportunity that we have", Pelosi said. A super PAC backed by Ryan spent $7 million alone... [Full Article...]

'Father's Day for Philando' protest outside St. Anthony Police Dept

'Father's Day for Philando' protest outside St. Anthony Police Dept Paul and, as they did previous year, about 500 marched down the ramps onto Interstate 94, blocking traffic on the busiest traffic connection between the Twin Cities. The officer, during the trial, said that he feared for his life and that Castile was ignoring his commands not to pull out his gun. These were his last words. [Full Article...]

House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

House Democrat: 'We need new leadership' Those involved in the discussions described them as preliminary among like-minded lawmakers. House Democratic leaders tried to play down the loss ahead of time , pointing out that the Georgia race took place on GOP-friendly terrain, as did the other recent special elections. [Full Article...]

Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets In Syria

Since then, the United States has repeatedly struck Iranian-backed militia and last week even shot down a drone threatening USA -led coalition forces. A United States military official told AFP the drone was "on a run toward our folks to drop a munition on them" and was shot down in self-defence. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

Prez poll: It is a battle of ideologies, says Meira Kumar

Prez poll: It is a battle of ideologies, says Meira Kumar Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that he will not reconsider his decision of backing NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind . Speaking to reporters, the Bihar CM said: "Presidential election should not be made a political fight". How does he justify his support to Kovind now that a dalit from Bihar has been nominated from opposition? This is about whether the opposition's... [Full Article...]

US Plans to Sell Drones to Indian Navy

The community is planning to welcome Modi at every possible location where he could be available during his three-day stay here. After the USA visit, Modi will travel to the Netherlands June 27 where he will have an official meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and call on King Willem-Alexander and meet Queen Maxima. [Full Article...]

South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North

South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North Having witnessed the launch 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Seoul, Moon said he had "personally confirmed that the people may be at ease" following a series of North Korean missile tests this year alone. The United States has tried for years to discourage South Korea from developing longer-range ballistic missiles in keeping with the Missile Technology Control Regime, a voluntary global ... [Full Article...]

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey Other personnel cut the electricity in the building and rushed the five people to a hospital, however, their hearts had already stopped due electric shock, the hospital said. One other person was injured in the incident and taken to hospital. The report says an investigation is underway. Police discovered that the park lacks a residual current breaker, which is often used to shut down power in o... [Full Article...]

Mourners gather for US student jailed by N. Korea

Four days after the passing of Otto Warmbier , North Korea has broken it's silence to claim that they did not torture the 22-year-old American student who they sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. However, North Korea is now saying that they are the real victim in all this. Seoul's demands were "slanderous talk about cruel treatment and torture" with no basis in reality, according to the ... [Full Article...]

President's meeting with White House's top aides focus of dailies — Newspapers review

President's meeting with White House's top aides focus of dailies — Newspapers review U.S. officials and Israeli leaders "underscored that forging peace will take time and stressed the importance of doing everything possible to create an environment conducive to peacemaking", the White House later said in a statement . [Full Article...]

May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's 'Brexit' speech

May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's 'Brexit' speech At a time of unprecedented political uncertainty, May is under increasing pressure to secure a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up her government after almost two weeks of talks. Parliament must pass the Queen's Speech in a vote, but with May yet to secure a deal with the DUP, she is aware that failure to get the speech through could be seen as a vote of no co... [Full Article...]

Iran: Missile strike in Syria 'just a small slap'

It comes amid the worsening of a long-running feud between Shiite powerhouse Iran and Saudi Arabia, which supports Syrian rebels and has led recent efforts to isolate the Gulf nation of Qatar. Israel also remains concerned about Iran's missile launches. Saudi Arabia struck a giant arms deal with Washington this month during President Donald Trump's visit to the region, which saw him clearly ... [Full Article...]

Stolen Toe Returned To Yukon Bar Famous For 'Sourtoe Cocktail'

Stolen Toe Returned To Yukon Bar Famous For 'Sourtoe Cocktail' The desiccated human digit, which made national news when it disappeared last week, was mailed back to the Downtown Hotel June 22 complete with an apology from the apparent thief, according to police. "That was really nice, because it can't remain out of the salt for very long", she said. Tourism Yukon has started a unusual (but they insist, very real) search for donated human toes. [Full Article...]

Federal Judges: 'Making a Murderer' Confession By Brendan Dassey Was Coerced

Federal Judges: 'Making a Murderer' Confession By Brendan Dassey Was Coerced During that questioning, Dassey told investigators he had helped his uncle kill Halbach, saying that they shot her in the head and burned her body at a bonfire on the Avery property later that evening. Dassey's confession to sheriff's investigators was the key evidence in the trials of both defendants. "As of today's date, Brendan Dassey has lost 4,132 days of his life to prison". [Full Article...]

Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2, which is created to hit targets as far as 800 kilometers (497 miles), after conducting two more test firings. The missile is considered as a key component to the so-called "kill chain" pre-emptive strike capability the South is pursuing to cope with the North's growing nuclear and missile threat. [Full Article...]

Six Georgia Inmates Receive Reduced Sentences for Saving Officer's Life

Six Georgia Inmates Receive Reduced Sentences for Saving Officer's Life As a token of thanks, the officer's family provided the inmates with lunch , which included dessert. Moats said he will recommend that their sentences be cut by at least a quarter, because of the good deed. The deputy suffers suffered from a chronic medical condition that became agitated by the heat outside. Moats said that a deputy heading a work detail in Rose Hill Cemetery on June 12 got... [Full Article...]


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