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Iran Launches Six 'Zulfiqar' Ballistic Missiles At ISIS Targets In Syria

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For most of the last two years the US and Russian Federation have coordinated their different campaigns in the crowded skies over Syria, but as their allied forces converge in the east that could prove more hard. The missiles, which were variously estimated to be between four and six in number, were reportedly launched against Takfiri (extremist) terrorists' key sites in Syria's eastern region of Deir Ez-zor by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Read More »

Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway

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While the vehicle was still moving, the man allegedly jumped out and started shooting at the woman. Chicago Fire Department crews were called to 8800 south on Eastbound Iterstate 90 about 4:15 a.m. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The man then allegedly got out of the vehicle while it was still moving and fired multiple times and the woman. Read More »

Morocco says will send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties

Iran, long at odds with Saudi Arabia, has called for the two sides to overcome their differences. The diplomatic crisis, the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a major US military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind on a very strong wicket

He announced his decision even as the Central leadership of his party backed the candidature. Earlier today, Janata Dal (United) extended its support with party spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan saying, "JD (U) has chose to support Kovind in the presidential election. Read More »

Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital With Infection

He seemed in fine shape Tuesday afternoon at the Royal Ascot horse races, wearing a formal suit and top hat despite sweltering heat at an outing with the queen and senior family members. William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said they had taken just 13 bets on yellow, he added: "During the News At 10 on Tuesday evening they said the Queen would be going straight to Ascot from the opening of Parliament". Read More »

Police investigating London Bridge attack arrest 19-year-old in Barking

One of the first police officers on the scene of the London Bridge attack has described the "pandemonium" as people ran for their lives while others lay bleeding on the ground. Instead they rented a van from a firm in Harold Hill, Romford, in East London , according to the Guardian . Met Police have released terrifying images from inside the van used to plough through pedestrians on London Bridge. Read More »

China talks focusing on North Korean threat

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis hold a press conference following talks with Chinese diplomatic and defense chiefs at the State Department in Washington, U.S. Chinese officials were not immediately available for comment after the talks. Thornton said talks would cover the South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building and construction of possible military facilities have rattled neighbours and caused tension with Washington; U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump says North Korea efforts 'have not worked out'

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Multiple US officials told CNN they are checking on what the President meant in his latest tweet about how China's efforts in North Korea have "not worked out". "I don't know what kind of sanctions they are going to impose on us, but we are not afraid". While visiting the hermit state in 2016, Warmbier was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda poster. Read More »

JUST IN: Municipalities rein in wasteful spending but 'irregular' expenditure soars

Makwetu was flanked by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs deputy minister Andries Nel and South African local government association (Salga) national executive committee member Mpho Khunou, among other officials. "The focused interventions and support by the provincial leadership through the premier's coordinating forum, operation clean audit and the municipal governance review and outlook process continued to bear fruit". Read More »

In Rains Modi Leads Nation On Yoga Day

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Well, it seemed to have calmed Madhya Pradesh agriculture minister Gaurishankar Bisen so much that he wound up sleeping through a significant part of the third International Yoga Day (IYD) function held in Chhindwara on Wednesday. "Its popularity outside India is high and is connecting the world with us", Modi said. The Ramabai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal has been the venue of yoga practice sessions for a month in the run-up to the big day. Read More »

Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, aims to end battle by weekend

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One temporary resident at the camp, 70-year-old Gute Umpa, said he didn't know when they would be able to return to their homes - and if they would still be standing when they did. Meanwhile, police said yesterday they were checking reports that militants might be plotting bombs in the capital, but they had no confirmation of any plan and the public should not be alarmed by a leaked police report on possible attacks. Read More »

By keeping US focus on Islamic State, Trump risks wider Syria war

The Guard said it fired six missiles in total from Kermanshah and also from Iran's Kurdistan province into Syria's Deir el-Zour province, where IS has been trying to fortify its positions in the face of a USA -led coalition onslaught. Israel and Iran are bitter enemies. “This attack comes at a time when the Syrian Arab army and its allies are advancing in the fight against ISIS terrorists who are being defeated the Syrian desert in more ways than one, ” the statement read. Read More »

S.Korea, US to Conduct Joint Flight Drill Over Korean Peninsula

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The flyover by two B-1B Lancers followed the death Monday of Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea for over a year before he was released last week in a coma . In terms of North Korean issues, Kang said, "We must respond firmly to North Korea's provocations, but we must induce the North's denuclearization using both sanctions and dialogue". Read More »

Pilot ejects from burning F-16 jet

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Norad, the plane and presumably the pilot are attached to the 138th fighter wing out of Tulsa. Ellington Field is home to the 147th Reconnaissance Wing of the Texas Air National Guard. They said there are only support and public works facilities within the area. Officers blocking nearby roads told KHOU 11 News they believed extra precautions were in place because the jet had ammunition onboard, but the military has not confirmed what kind of ammunition. Read More »

Black Caucus to decline Trump meeting

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CBC sources said caucus members were miffed that the Trump budget proposal didn't include additional funding for historically black colleges and universities after the president made a big show of meeting with leaders from those schools in the Oval Office in February. Read More »

Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

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The appointment of Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince marks "the logical conclusion of the period of changes in the highest levels of the country's government", Lebanese expert on inter-Arab relations Nidal Sabi told TASS on Wednesday. Read More »

GOP winning streak continues in Georgia

Stressing that Republicans have now won special elections in Georgia, South Carolina, Montana, and Kansas , Trump tweeted.late Tuesday: "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!" In South Carolina's 5th District, which held its own special election Tuesday to fill the seat previously held by White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, Republican Ralph Norman's margin of victory - 52 percent to 48 percent - ... Read More »

Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

When also considering the political turmoil in the United Kingdom, including the threat of LGBT rights from more conservative political parties, the acknowledgement from an actual Queen and influential monarch that her government will fight for LGBT rights and anti-discrimination policies is all the more reassuring, and something that we should demand from other certain world leaders. Read More »

Brexit will lead to lower living standards, warns George Soros

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Europe's chief negotiator Michel Barnier bluntly delivered a clear rebuff to Mrs May's stated ambition of wrapping up a new free trade agreement quickly. "We need to bring back to Britain control of our laws and control of our borders", he said. After seven hours of talks in Brussels , Mr Davis, who had previously promised the " row of the summer" over the timetable for the negotiations, remained upbeat. Read More »

MEMA press conference on Tropical Storm Cindy

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Authorities in various coastal Louisiana and MS communities handed out sandbags for areas along rivers and bayous. The evacuation order is in effect from noon Wednesday and last until noon Thursday. The main road leading to the island's narrow western end is partially covered with water, and the city is moving vehicles and equipment to higher ground. Read More »

International Yoga Day celebrated across the globe ‎

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While Don Bosco Academy, St Joseph's Convent High School, Gyan Niketan, St Karen's High School, Dr D Y Patil Pushapalata Patil International School, Radiant International School and St Xavier's High School organized yoga sessions in their respective school halls, Loyola High School students performed asanas during the morning assembly. Read More »

Britain's Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

Philip was driven to a private hospital in London on Tuesday evening, following the advice of a doctor, after becoming ill with an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. "The Prince of Wales will accompany The Queen to the State Opening". Prince Philip traditionally holds his wife's hand as the state opening of parliament as they process through the Palace of Westminster to the throne, where he sits at her side as she reads out her government's programme of legislation. Read More »

Johnson says hacking didn't alter ballot counts

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Johnson took heat from Democrats, angry that former President Barack Obama did not more forcefully announce Russia's meddling in the election in the midst of the election itself. He has said that "patriotic" hackers, however, might have carried out the attacks on the USA election. The attack began on June 23, 2016, but election officials were not made aware of the attack until database process usage unexpectedly spiked to 100 percent on July 12. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy: Drenching rains, flood threat on coast

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The worst weather was on the east side of the storm. As a result, flash flood watches are in place from southeastern Louisiana through coastal areas of Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The area is experiencing flooding and about 300 road closures, WLOX reported . "It's pretty quiet", Caldemeyer said by phone from Rough Water Bait and Tackle. Read More »

GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling

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Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., speaks about the health overhaul following a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington , Tuesday, June 20, 2017. McConnell's ability to line up votes is considered masterful, and he's eager to pass legislation fulfilling a keystone campaign promise of President Donald Trump and countless GOP congressional candidates. Read More »

China Doing Utmost to Address North Korea Nuclear Issue Without Outside Pressure

He will also talk about the delicate situation the country is facing after the recent cyber-attacks from North Korea and Russian Federation, and why he says the best thing to do is retaliate with our own cyber-attacks. Thornton cited Chinese restrictions on imports of North Korean coal as "notable" progress. Beijing, which wants resumed US negotiations with North Korea, was hoping for "positive outcomes" from Wednesday's dialogue, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. Read More »

Donald Trump's proposed state visit to United Kingdom in doubt

Delivered on the day of the ceremonial opening of Parliament, the speech is the centerpiece of a great state occasion, normally replete with crowns, tiaras, ermine robes and soldiers on horseback. But given that the Queen's Speech usually mentions all state visits planned for the duration of the Parliament, indicates the visit may have been put off indefinitely. Read More »

Modi performs yoga with the masses, sets new record

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Yoga has also become part of education curriculum in various states, he said and added that this would make Yoga become part of one's life from student days itself. Sporting a white T-shirt along with an Assamese gamocha (towel), Modi performed various asanas along with the children who followed the postures on orange, green, red and blue mats. Read More »

'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader

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Ruth Davidson said Nicola Sturgeon had conceded that proposals for a second vote were a factor in the SNP's loss of seats and she "must take it off the table" as a result. The impact of the election result on Brexit is also the focus of The Herald's front page. Pete Wishart , who was the chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee in the last parliament, held on to his Perth and North Perthshire seat by just 21 votes, with Tory MEP Ian Duncan coming close to ousting him. Read More »