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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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Another Gold-Medal Gymnast Sues Team Dr. Nassar Over Abuse

Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in January, and he was then sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison in February on multiple counts of sexual abuse against girl...

Sean Hannity Is Also A Client Of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen

Later, he tweeted again to make it very clear Cohen never represented him in "any matter between me and a third-party". This is now officially an all-hands-on-deck effort to tota...

Died former first lady of the USA Barbara Bush

In the same conversation, she said she didn't fear death for herself or "my precious George". She struggled with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in her final years. U....

Former first lady Barbara Bush enjoyed her trips to Tulsa

Bush - and to Mr Jeb Bush , a former Florida governor and one-time presidential aspirant. The friend introduced him to Barbara Pierce, a publisher's daughter from Rye who was goi...

US, UK issue joint warning on Russian hackers

In a first-of-its-kind joint statement , released on Tuesday, the officials said they had "high confidence" that Russian state-sponsored cyber actors "are using compromised rout...

Syria strikes spark opposition in the West

Nor is there any indication that the strikes will deter the regime of President Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons against civilians again. The hawkish US ambassador to...

Sioux City Younkers to close, according to reports

It appears the end is near for Bon-Ton. The Bon-Ton's parent company, which has corporate offices in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, operates more than 250 stores under several namep...

Narendra Modi Sweden visit: 10 things on PM's agenda

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven. After attending an Indian community event here late on Tuesday night, Modi will depart for London on ...

Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation Monday

Idsinga says Kanagaratnam's remains were found at a home McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business. He was not on file as missing in Canada. McArthur was arrested in Ja...

United States bans sales to Chinese phone-maker ZTE

Stephen Hadley, national security adviser under President George W. Bush, on President Trump's decision to block Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm , the president's push for a wall ...

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Russian Federation on wrong side of Syria war: Mike Pence warns Putin

Russian Federation on wrong side of Syria war: Mike Pence warns Putin

United States Vice President Michael Pence on Saturday said that Russian Federation is "on the wrong side of the war" while referring to recent strikes on Syria by the U.S. This w...

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

Al-Jaafari was quoted by SANA news agency as saying that the Syrian government was ready to facilitate the teams' entry into any point in Douma, Eastern Ghouta's largest town. But ...

Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana

Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana

While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the drug is still illegal under federal law, which created a conflict between federal and state law. "Since the ca...

Zuckerberg testimony tells us nothing new about privacy

Zuckerberg testimony tells us nothing new about privacy

And the tech illiteracy of numerous senators hampered the efficacy of much of the questioning , with Zuckerberg at times having to explain basic features of the social network...

Watch Yankees vs. Red Sox

Watch Yankees vs. Red Sox

Tyler Austin slid into second base hard on a force out causing the benches to clear, but nothing happened as the players just conversed on the diamond. Austin carried over the ...