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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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Humanitarian gesture: Pakistan allows wife to meet Kulbhushan Jhadav

Pakistan's foreign office in the national capital said it would allow Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife. A note verbale has been sent in this regard to the Indian High Commis...

Barack Obama Shows Up in Chicago for Jury Duty; Not Chosen

Did you know I was coming?" he asked one man who held a copy of Obama's "Dreams From My Father". But he was not picked to serve as a juror. As happens most days, would-be jurors br...

North Korea Warns 'Spiritually Instable' Trump Against Reckless Remarks

The US Defense Department sent the letter in response to a request from two members of Congress for details regarding "expected casualty assessments in a conflict with North Kor...

Investigators have enough evidence to charge Michael Flynn, son

Federal investigators are also reportedly looking into allegations Flynn attempted to sidestep the extradition process and send the Turkish cleric Fethullah G├╝len, a rival of Tur...

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanese PM to quit

Hariri accused Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world in his resignation statement earlier on Saturday. Hariri's resignation toppled a coalitio...

George Bush Sr dislikes Trump

Bush told Updegrove before the election, according to the book. His son, George W. Bush, didn't go as far as to vote for a Democrat but allegedly left the presidential ballot blank...

Saudis destroy Houthi missile near Riyadh's Khaled airport

Unconfirmed footage uploaded to Twitter appeared to show a volley of at least three missiles being fired from the ground at an undetermined location in Riyadh. The Saudi-led allian...

Penn study: Assaults increase after end of Daylight Saving Time

As a result of the time change, you will gain an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning. Some clocks still need to be manually adjusted, some computer systems need additional monitorin...

Jared Kushner Turns Over Documents to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday put Mr. Trump's approval rating at 38 percent - the lowest for the survey since February, when he was a month into his presiden...

What we know about the Thornton Walmart shooting

Court records also show Ostrem filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2015. Thornton police said a nationwide extradition homicide warrant has been issued for the 47-year-old Ostrem. ...

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Tourists will be banned from climbing Australia's UIuru

Tourists will be banned from climbing Australia's UIuru

It chose to close the rock to climbers from October 26, 2019 - 34 years to the day since it was handed back to its traditional owners, the Anangu people, the Northern Territory N...

NY attack : President Trump orders extreme vetting of travellers

NY attack : President Trump orders extreme vetting of travellers

Enough!" And a third: "I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Some accused "liberal judges" of putting political correctness ahea...

I'd Consider Sending the NYC Terrorist to Gitmo

I'd Consider Sending the NYC Terrorist to Gitmo

President Trump meets with Cabinet officials. According to the State Department, Saipov, a legal permanent US resident, immigrated from his native Uzbekistan in March 2010 throu...

Media is 'obsessed' with Russian Federation probe, but Americans don't care: White House

Media is 'obsessed' with Russian Federation probe, but Americans don't care: White House

She was responding to a volley of questions on the surrender of Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, who has been indicted on 12 counts by a special counsel investig...

Ilham Aliyev: Turkey-Azerbaijan friendship, brotherhood play stabilizing role in region

Ilham Aliyev: Turkey-Azerbaijan friendship, brotherhood play stabilizing role in region

While the line offers a shorter route for transporting Chinese goods to Europe by rail, "the competition is really tough", said Akif Mustafayev, the permanent representative in Aze...