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Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast

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This cluster of storms is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Cindy by Tuesday afternoon. Cindy is now nearly stationary with sustained winds up to 40 miles per hour. Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast. Read More »

Gunman who shot US Congressman had a hit list

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MedStar also confirmed previous reports that Scalise is showing signs of improvement - being more responsive and speaking with loved ones - following surgery Saturday. Scalise sustained a single gunshot wound in the hip that traveled across the congressman's body to his other hip - called a transpelvic gunshot wound, according to Sava, who spoke to reporters at a news conference Friday afternoon. Read More »

Restoring powersharing the priority as Brexit talks begin, says Irish minister

In a phone call with Mrs May, the outgoing Irish prime minister, Enda Kenny, indicated his concern that her deal with the DUP would "put the Good Friday Agreement at risk", a spokesman for Mr Kenny said. THE DUP are living in a "fool's paradise" if they believe there can be a return to the power-sharing institutions without committing to a rights-based approach to government, Sinn Féin's Declan Kearney told the annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration in Bodenstown on Sunday. Read More »

Donald Trump returns to Twitter to lash out over Georgia special election

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The race captured the national spotlight in a way congressional elections rarely do. Marietta, Ga . - Exactly two months ago, politicos around the country counted down the final hours until polls closed in Georgia's sixth district, anticipating the results of a special congressional election widely perceived as a referendum on the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump . Read More »

Search continues for inmates accused of killing 2 guards

TWO US inmates serving long prison sentences and "dangerous beyond description" overpowered and killed two guards on a prison bus before fleeing in a stolen auto, authorities said. The bus had 31 other inmates aboard, and Sills said the shooting incident was captured on video. The GBI says the reward for information leading to their capture has increased to $90,000. Read More »

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

People gather at the Grand Place square near Central Station in Brussels after a reported explosion on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 . Soldiers have been stationed at railway stations, government buildings and European Union institutions in Brussels since the aftermath of the Paris attacks when a link to Belgium was first established. Read More »

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Friday Night Jerusalem Attack

The Israeli was lightly wounded and the assailant taken in for questioning. Israeli security services have occasionally announced arrests of small cells said to be affiliated with IS, and the army has tracked the group's forces on the Syrian and Egyptian border, but the organisation has thus far not claimed a fatal attack against Israelis from the West Bank. Read More »

Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Air Force Recon Aircraft

Australia said on Tuesday it had suspended air strikes into Syria following the US downing of a Syrian military jet and Russia's subsequent threat against USA -led coalition aircraft. It was the first time a U.S. military downed a Syrian warplane in the six years of civil war in the country. The ministry also called on the USA military to provide a full account of why it made a decision to shoot down the Syrian SU-22. Read More »

Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City

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The army's 9th armored division seized al-Shifaa district alongside the western bank of the Tigris river, a military statement said. On Sunday, Iraqi forces began fresh operations aimed at retaking Mosul's Old City, a densely-populated maze of narrow alleys where fighting is usually done house to house. Read More »

Protests out of the "YouTube generation", but 80% Russians support Putin

In St. Petersburg, dozens were reported detained by police at the protest. But Navalny said on Sunday the authorities had pressured firms into refusing to supply him and his allies with sound and video equipment. That was a key issue for protesters Monday, particularly his report on vast wealth allegedly acquired by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. RUSSIA'S opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested yesterday before he could join thousands of demonstrators protesting against ... Read More »

Islamic extremists storm school, take students hostage in Phillipines

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Villagers fled to safety. Police chief of Pigcawayan, Realan Mamon, has confirmed that there is a hostage situation in the school, said reports. He added that the militant group, led by Commander Agila attacked Malagakit village, 8km away from Pigcawayan town, at 5am local time (10pm BST previous day). Read More »

South Korea to scrap building new nuclear power plants

The United States has flown two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea , South Korean officials said. The risk is that this kind of confused, potentially threatening message makes the North feel even more insecure - causing them to lash out even more with provocations like new missile tests. Read More »

Suspect shot after Brussels station explosion

It is still unclear whether the suspect had blown himself or whether he was killed in the operation carried out by anti-terror police. "Then he cried " Allahu Akbar ", and he blew up a trolley", Nicolas Van Herrewegen, a railway sorting agent, told reporters. Read More »

McCain: Travelers to N Korea should sign waiver

He arrived in OH on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months. Warmbier was on a tourist trip when he was arrested and sentenced in March last year to 15 years hard labour for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, a punishment United States officials decried as out of proportion to his alleged crime. Read More »

US State Department questions Gulf motives on Qatar boycott

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Nauert noted that Tillerson had held more than 20 phone calls and in-person meetings with senior officials from the countries involved since the crisis erupted earlier this month. Qatar has relished support from Turkey during the dispute. Despite that engagement, however, she also said that the US believes the issue can be resolved peacefully without having to step in to mediate - even after the State Department said Friday that Tillerson canceled his attendance at the Organization of ... Read More »

In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

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And Sides said: " Republicans obviously want to hold the seat, but even more, they need a decisive victory to stem the perception that they are heading into a very hard 2018 midterm". Republicans already have won special House elections this spring in Kansas and Montana. The president raised money for Handel and repeatedly tweeted in support of her candidacy. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf

However, tropical storm-force winds were anticipated to start hitting the Louisiana coast sooner than that, beginning on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center . The NHC said those living in areas stretching from the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of Cindy. Read More »

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker , Chris Murphy , and Brian Schatz took to the street to find the GOP healthcare bill . But underscoring the uncertainty he faces, senators from both ends of his party's spectrum were grumbling about the bill's expected contents and the clandestine way it's being crafted. Read More »

Punjab to forgive farm debt

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Farm loan waiver of upto Rs 2 lakh would be given to farmers owning upto 2.5 acres of land. This, he said, had brought Rs270 crore monthly burden and Rs3,240 crore annual burden on the state government . "The budget is on the overall, most disappointing". Sidhu said that the amount of Rs 2268.18 crore released previous year for the development of urban areas has now been doubled to Rs 4610.59 crore which accounts for 103.27 per cent increase. Read More »

Family declines autopsy for USA student released by North Korea

Warmbier", he said, adding that at least 10 Americans were freed from North Korea under Obama. "We have been very forceful in the political and economic pressure that has been applied to North Korea", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday afternoon, before the president's tweet about China. Read More »

Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win

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McKay threw almost 30 pitches in the first inning but was able to make it through five innings, giving up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out six and walking two. It's hard to pitch effectively when you're in jams like that. Howard (12-3) left after George Janca doubled leading off the eighth, having struck out 12 for the second time in four starts. Read More »

12000 camels, sheep caught up in Qatar crisis

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Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera's senior political analyst, said the timing of the statement by the state department before the Qatari foreign minister's visit was "very important". The State Department said it was "mystified" that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates had not yet made clear their claims against Qatar or what they want to end the blockade. Read More »

POLLS CLOSED: GA's 6th Congressional District runoff

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National Republicans' House campaign arm added $4.5 million, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce chipped in another seven figures. In the end, Handel, the former Georgia secretary of state, was able to hold the seat for the GOP majority in Congress. Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

The Trump administration is still considering how to respond to the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier . "And frankly, if he were brought home sooner, I think the results would have been a lot different", Trump told reporters at the start of talks with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. Read More »

Dianne Feinstein 'Increasingly Concerned' Donald Trump Will Try to Fire Investigators

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The news comes as the Justice Department continues its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia . Trump's tweets have recently looked an very bad lot like what a reporter said were GOP talking points meant to combat the Post's report. The latest outburst by Mr Trump followed news that vice president Mike Pence has hired a lawyer in connection with the FBI's investigation. Read More »

Portugal gains upper hand over wildfire that killed 64

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The forest fire deaths were the biggest in memory in Portugal , which saw 25 Portuguese soldiers die fighting wildfires in 1966. Although the searing temperatures had dropped slightly on Monday, the fire was still raging, spreading to neighbouring regions of Castelo Branco and Coimbra. Read More »

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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The drone was thought to be armed and threatening United States troops on the ground, officials said . "The Coalition forces were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of at Tanf, where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS ", OIR said. Read More »

Otto Warmbier Returns From North Korea With Extensive Brain Damage

They described his condition as "unresponsive wakefulness", also known as persistent vegetative state. Warmbier, 22, was released by North Korea on Tuesday and arrived at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center the same day. He called on the country to release other Americans now held there. "I call on them to release the other Americans being held", he urged, referring to three United States citizens still in North Korea . Read More »

France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win

It has routed all of its main rivals, with the former ruling Socialists losing over 250 seats. But this can also be put down to the disillusionment with traditional parties, both on the right and left. The National Front won 8.75 percent of the votes nationwide, which is more than the Socialists and Melenchon's far-left party, yet it has less seats. Read More »

Freed US student `brutalised´ by North Korea captors - father

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Kanter said Warmbier's vital signs were stable upon arrival. "He shows no signs of understanding language or responding to verbal commands", another doctor said. "There's no excuse for the way the North Koreans treated our son and no excuse for the way they have treated so many others". North Korean officials detained Warmbier at Pyongyang International Airport on January 2, 2016. Read More »

Mexico: Investigate Spyware Attack

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The messages could be traced back to government spyware, according to a new report by the Citizen Lab , a research center based at University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. The software is activated when targets are tricked into clicking on a link. Frank Smyth, executive director of the U.S. group Global Journalist Security, called Citizen Lab's report a reminder of the perils that spyware represents in an increasingly wired world. Read More »

Modi thanks Ghani for Afghanistan-India air corridor initiative

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The air corridor between Afghanistan and India was formally inaugurated by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani today as cargo worth $11 million is expected to arrive in New Delhi today, reported Khaama Press . "This is just the beginning.We are optimistic for further adding to the volume of trade between the two countries.We will be expanding to flights other provinces like Kandahar, Heart and Mazar-e-Sharif", Abdali added. Read More »