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Middle East Kurdish-led forces encircle Raqqa city, tighten noose on IS

Now, ISIS is losing its grip - besieged by USA coalition airstrikes and America's allies on the ground, a rag-tag army known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. Zeid, a prince from neighboring Jordan, also cited "worrying reports" about looting, abd...

Did environmental policies ignite Utah's Brian Head wildfire?

CNN included the Brain Head Fire in its roundup on the "blistering hot spell" thats working its way through the western United States. After surveying the largest fire in the nation at 78 square miles, Utah Republican State Representative Mike N...

Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

Syrian opposition activist Omar Abu Laila, who is based in Germany but closely follows events in his native Deir el-Zour, said two Iranian missiles fell near and inside the eastern town of Mayadeen, an Islamic State stronghold. Iran has been formal...

Trump calls decision national security victory

The court also said it would allow a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to go into effect on the same grounds, allowing the government to exclude from the United States refugee claimants who do not have any "bona fide relationship...

Blockading countries send list of 13 demands to Qatar

Gargash denounced Al Jazeera , but did not elaborate on whether closing the network is among the demands for ending the diplomatic impasse. The four countries have not made their demands public yet. The first batch of 25 Turkish soldiers left for ...

North Korea might host 2018 Winter Olympics with South Korea, Seoul says

What Pyongyang thinks of the proposals is not yet clear. In a commentary Friday, North Korean state-controlled newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that if South Korea pursues peace with the North, it should "stop all hostilities", including sanctions.

Frank Kush, who built ASU into a powerhouse, dies at 88

Michigan State went 26-1 in Kush's three years on the team, including flawless 9-0 seasons in 1951 and 1952. Kush was sacked nearly a year later for interfering with the school's investigation. After his coaching career ended in 1979, he went back t...

Hundreds of London residents evacuated over fire safety concerns

Works to remove the cladding are expected to take two to four weeks. She added that the "really really hard decision" had been made to evacuate the blocks while urgent fire safety work is completed. The objective of these tests is to determine the ...

May Sets Up Meeting With Irish "Kingmakers"

After deciding to stay on as British PM despite the disastrous election results, Theresa May on Monday unveiled a largely unchanged new cabinet, which met for the first time in the day. In a reflection of her newfound humility, May managed a joke a...

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Johnson says he not aware of any information beyond what's been reported publicly and what the USA intelligence community has gathered. Johnson said he was disappointed the DNC would not accept Homeland Security's help in finding its cyber-vu...

Karnataka waives crop loan up to Rs 50000 per farmer

Speaking about the loan waiver scheme, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, "Farmers are in distress". The BJP had repeatedly been demanding farm loan waiver in the State. He added that the Centre will now have to come to the rescue of f...

Israel begins reducing Gaza electricity supply

Gaza's only power plants stopped operating in August so residents and businesses rely on electricity from Israel as well as batteries, generators and candles. Electricity in Gaza is set to become yet more scarce as supplies to the strip will be scal...

Gurgaon Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In Moving Car, Dumped Near Hospital

Although India has more stringent laws against sexual offenders after Jyoti Singh was gangraped by four men in Delhi in December 2012, violence against women continues unabated, Hindustan Times reported. "We are investigating the case to identify...

Met Office issues yellow warning of rain for tomorrow

The mercury hit 32.5c at Hampton Water Works on Monday and peak temperatures are expected to be as high as 33c this week. The Met Office said: "The hot and sunny weather will continue over the next few days". Today will remain dry with further long...

Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him

The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. Moscow also refuted the allegations of interfering in the 2016 presidential election and called them absurd. President Donald Trump ...

Bollywood incomplete without Karan Johar: Saif Ali Khan

He told DNA , "Why would she want that for herself?" "I wasn't involved in it. Look, I am there if she needs to ask or talk to me about anything". In a recent interview , Saif expressed his displeasure over Sara, a graduate of prestigious Colum...

BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion: Left

BJP president Amit Shah has said his party has been pro-free trade and free agriculture policy since its inception. On Friday, the first meeting between the government and the opposition on presidential elections remained inconclusive as no names w...

London crash: Van slams into crowd leaving mosque, one arrested

CNN is reporting that the incident occurred near a mosque as people were leaving a service. The police said they were called after reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the Finsbury Park area of the city. Monday. The Su...

Oil hits six-week low as OPEC fails to curb oversupply

The EIA said USA crude inventories fell by 1.7 million barrels in the week ending June 9, against a market expectation of a 2.7 million drawdown and compared to yesterday's 2.7 million barrel increase reported by the American Petroleum Institute.

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel. As Rosenstein went on to say, "I've been a prosecutor for 27 years, we don't want people talking publicly about the subjects of o...

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Donald Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Meal Kits

Current USDA requirements say that able-bodied adults without children can only get three months of food stamps in three years unless they work or participate in a job training...

West Ham move further from EPL drop zone with Watford win

The win moved the Hornets up to 11th in the table with 30 points. West Ham United manager David Moyes praises striker Marko Arnautovic for his performance against Watford ...

Rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away

Her daughters were kidnapped and assaulted in 2008. "Despite our differences I always respected her for her fight for human rights and for standing up for her convictions", forme...

Westerville, Ohio officers killed in shooting

Joering was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morelli was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said Joering died on the scene, ...

Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

The 2018 elections were originally scheduled to take place in December, but the ruling socialist party is eager to hold the elections as soon as possible, sensing its current advan...

Justice official quits amid Trump attacks

Sessions applauded Brand for her service to the DOJ, calling her "a lawyer's lawyer". Brand was confirmed by the Senate on May 22 following a Judiciary Committee hearing alongs...

Kim Jong Un boasts of North Korea's 'world class military power'

North Korean military parades typically feature thousands of goose-stepping troops and hundreds of armoured vehicles, culminating with missiles rolling through Kim Il Sung Square -...

One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta

The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family. "They notified radio and a Locust Grove city police officer came to be...

Suspect In NFL Player's Death Has Bay Area DUI, Was Deported Twice

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Netanyahu faces two corruption charges. Ynet reported that police are split on whether they have evidence to bring charges against Netanyahu on that that case. The law says t...

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Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Prices felt the blow of these revised projections and will likely continue to feel it for a few more days. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude declined 66 cents to $64.79, after...

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Alabama also lost two commits to flips, as Quay Walker ended up choosing Georgia and Bobby Brown chose Texas A&M. Alabama's 19-player class finished the year ranked No. Enterin...

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Pence is bringing Otto Warmbier's father Fred - the United States student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention - to the opening ceremony late...

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Nassar was sentenced last month in Michigan's Ingham County to sexually abusing female athletes under the guise of medical treatment, and will receive a further sentence on Mon...

Iraqi Kurds say 4000 belonging to IS detained including foreigners

Iraqi Kurds say 4000 belonging to IS detained including foreigners

The U.S. -led global military coalition helped Iraqi forces recapture territory taken by Islamic State in 2014 and 2015, providing air and artillery support in the battle to for M...