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Who Destroyed the al-Nuri Mosque in Iraq?

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The effort to reclaim Mosul from IS began in October 2016 and last Monday saw the start of a final push by the Iraqi Army and its allies against the jihadists. But a spokesman for the US-lead coalition denied striking the mosque. - ISIS fighters earlier this year destroyed part of the historic Roman amphitheater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, according to reports . Read More »

Otto Warmbier's death dims chances of improved U.S. relations with North Korea

A public funeral service is planned Thursday at a high school attended by a 22-year-old college student who was held for almost a year and a half in North Korea and died shortly after he was sent home to OH in a coma. He was arrested for allegedly stealing a political sign from a restricted area and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. No cause of death has been determined for student Otto Warmbier (WARM'-beer). Read More »

China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on NKorea

Hamilton County's Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco's (LAK'-schmee sam-MAHR'-kohz) office said Tuesday that only an external examination was performed on Otto Warmbier's body, per his family's request. Both also highlighted the danger posed by North Korea , which Tillerson said was the "most acute threat in the region today". Warmbier died Monday, just days after he was released by North Korea . Read More »

Facebook is working to prevent profile picture abuse

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Responding to this, the social network is trialling features that will grant users more control over their profiles pictures. This new tool will give people more control over their Facebook profile picture in India . Facebook already has an option to report if someone is misusing your photos. Facebook will use the design to help determine whether it should be removed from our community. Read More »

Greens Senator moves motion while breastfeeding

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Rules were changed past year to allow mothers to breastfeed in the chamber. Now she's the first to deliver a speech while breastfeeding, because well, sometimes work can't stop. "(Alia) is even more inspiration for continuing our work to address gender inequality and stem unsafe climate change. In 2015, an Argentine politician breastfed in her parliament to widespread applause and in 2010, an Italian member of European Parliament - Licia Ronzulli - brought her seven-week-old infant to ... Read More »

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

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Democrats in the district didn't do that either. The fact that that level of investment failed to pay off with a win against a Republican candidate widely viewed as uninspiring left Democrats frustrated and dispirited heading into the 2018 midterm elections. Read More »

Trump cancels Obama's 'one-sided' Cuban deal

Trump said he was reimposing certain travel and trade restrictions that had been relaxed by the Obama administration in an attempt to improve relations, criticising it as a "completely one-sided deal". Trump's policy specifically addresses Cuba's military, which is called Grupo de Administración Empresarial (GAESA). Many are on the GOP side and are heavily critical of the previous administration for not doing more to insist on the return of Chesimard and other fugitives hiding out in ... Read More »

Congress to oppose Ram Nath Kovind because of RSS-BJP ideology

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury are at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in a bid to woo him. He also said his party's decision has been conveyed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and RJD chief Lalu Prasad. The other name doing the rounds as possible opposition candidates is of former Maharashtra chief minister Sushil Kumar Shinde , who also belong to the Dalit community. Read More »

Trump signals shifting approach to North Korea after death of USA student

Delury said the Trump administration may try to pressure China to cut its large numbers of tourists to North Korea until the North apologizes and releases the other Americans. "And we call on the DPRK to halt its illegal nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile test, as stipulated in the UN Security Council resolutions". Read More »

UK police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack

Edward Gardiner , 28, a self-employed builder and plumber, who lives near Osborne's terraced home in Pentwyn, in east Cardiff, called police at 12.27am on Sunday morning to report concerns for the welfare of a man sitting in a Pontyclun Van Hire vehicle. Read More »

How the Modi-Shah masterstroke in selecting Kovind, broke the Opposition

However, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury was more clear when he said there would be a "strong candidate" against Kovind. Hours after the BJP named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind , a Dalit leader, as their nominee for the presidential elections , the JD (U) and indeed the BSP, indicated they were not opposed to Kovinds candidature. Read More »

Israel starts work on new settlement amid USA peace push

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Palestinians regard settlements, around 200 of which have been built over the past 50 years on occupied land that they seek for a state, as obstacles to a viable and contiguous country. Israel disputes that, citing biblical, historical and political links to the West Bank, as well as security interests. By highlighting the earth-moving work - no date has been announced for actual housing construction - Netanyahu appeared to suggest he believed he had little to fear from U.S. Read More »

Everything you need to know about the Finsbury Park attack

The Government quickly described Finsbury Park as a "potential terrorist attack ". Mayor Sadiq Khan , London's first Muslim mayor, also urged residents to stand together. Darren Osborne , 47, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. "He was saying "I wanna kill more people, I wanna kill more Muslims", Abdulrahman Aidroos told the BBC . Read More »

Canadian charged in U.S. airport attack investigated as terror

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Airport officials posted on Facebook that the officer was hurt but offered no further details about the incident. Several flights at O'Hare destined for the Flint airport were still on the ground in Chicago Wednesday afternoon. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was "proud of the swift response" by authorities from both the U.S. and Canada. Five seconds after exiting the bathroom, he attacked the officer and was subdued by a law enforcement officer shortly after. Read More »

Mosul's leaning minaret destroyed as Islamic State retreats

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ISIS, through its news agency, said United States warplanes were responsible for the loss late Wednesday of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its leaning minaret.U.S. "This will not prevent us from removing them, no, killing them not removing them, inside the Old City, " Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, senior CTS commander in Mosul, said in a video posted over a messaging app. Read More »

Postecoglou 'over the moon' with Australia criticism

But against a top quality Chile side, the Lions were seriously out of their depth and were rightly dismantled easily, even if belatedly. Speaking from Russian Federation where the Socceroos face Cameroon in their next Confederations Cup clash on Friday morning (AEST), FFA chief executive David Gallop refused to give detail on AAMI Park specifically but admitted that a decision was close. Read More »

Turkey Blames DC Cops For Erdogan's Thugs Pummeling Protesters

One was charged with aggravated assault and the other was charged with assaulting an officer. Newsham said many were being sought on assault charges , and other counts. HARI SREENIVASAN: The U.S. and Turkey are already at odds over Kurdish forces fighting in Syria. Bass was also informed that the tolerance of the United States authorities towards the protesters who came within a few metres of the Turkish residence with the flags and symbols of the PKK, which both Ankara and ... Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game took on special meaning a day after shooting

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Trump, who visited Scalise at the hospital on Wednesday, said the congressman was "in some trouble but he's going to be okay, we hope". Scalise, his colleagues, a few of their children and staffers were practicing for the congressional baseball game, an annual tradition where Republicans and Democrats compete in a friendly match for charity , when the assault began. Read More »

United States joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city

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Ties between the United States and the Philippines have been strained since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June a year ago. "Their participation is limited to intelligence sharing", he said. Fighting in the city has left a total of 58 soldiers and police and more than 20 civilians dead, the military said, estimating that nearly 200 militants have been killed. Read More »

People trapped after crane collapses in Crewe

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Police said they rushed to the scene, a construction site in Dunwoody Way. Cheshire Constabulary chief superintendent Matt Welsted said: "This is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences go out to the families affected at this extremely hard time". Read More »

Bear kills runner who sent text to mom while being chased

A teenage boy has been mauled to death by a bear while running a race in Alaska. " It did definitely take a slug strike to the face when the ranger fired on it ", said Tom Crockett, a park ranger with Chugach State Park, near to the city of Anchorage . Read More »

Farmers protest new airport plan, 4 cops injured in violence

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The farmers even went on rampage, burning tyres and vandalizing multiple vehicles, including a police van. Singh also assured that the situation is now under control, though both policemen and villagers were injured during the protest. The Defence Ministry issued a statement on the violence, reported the Times of India . "The 7/12 (land) extracts are held with Defence Estate Officer, Mumbai". Read More »

Two Lincoln universities achieve 'Gold' for teaching quality

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Four universities in the Meridian region are celebrating being awarded prestigious "gold" ratings in the government's first assessment of teaching excellence in higher education. Vice-Chancellor Rob Warner said: "To be ranked silver for our quality of teaching is a reflection of our successful students and the support they receive from our talented and dedicated staff". Read More »

Police demand end of 'deadly' treasure hunt

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That led many treasure hunters to begin their search along the banks of the Rio Grande river in New Mexico. Mexico State Police Lieutenant Elizabeth Armijo told the Daily Sentinel that they were still awaiting the victim's identity to be confirmed, but that "all evidence thus far indicates, the deceased is Paris Wallace". Read More »

Vijay's mersal 1st & 2nd look

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Two posters of the film have been released till now and fans can't control their happiness. The film has been written by KV Vijayendra Prasad and directed by Directed by Atlee . The Vivegam poster tweeted by the film's director Siva registered the most number of retweets (31K) in February and until this Tuesday, no other Tamil film broke its record. Read More »

Classmates honor student who died after N. Korea detention

On Tuesday, a US official, who did not want to be identified, said USA spy satellites had detected movements recently at North Korea's nuclear test site near a tunnel entrance, but it was unclear if these were preparations for a new nuclear test - perhaps to coincide with high-level talks between the United States and China in Washington on Wednesday. Read More »

Aviation boom is here to stay, says Boeing

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister said "we're excited that our long partnership with United will extend far into the future". According to commentators, the MAX 10 would certainly help Boeing to pull even. Boeing unveiled plans for its new Dreamliner jet - dubbed the "797" - at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday. Read More »

Why Kim agreed to release Otto Warmbier

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He was arrested in January 2016 and accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster from an employee area of his hotel. May 2017 The special representative for North Korea policy at the U.S. Moon - a liberal who has historically worked for rapprochement, rather than confrontation, with the North - was critical of some aspects of USA policy in the region ahead of his election. Read More »

Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the majority whip, also said a Congressional Budget Office score could come as soon as Friday, though other GOP lawmakers said it might not be ready until Monday. Moderate Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she had "no idea" if she'd back the legislation until she sees the language. USA senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the US healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to ... Read More »

China, US officials to meet for Diplomatic and Strategic Dialogue

China and the U.S. will hold their first diplomatic and security dialogue on Wednesday in Washington, DC. Mattis said China "continues to work these issues". The two countries also reiterated their commitment to cooperating on North Korea and its weapons programs, but Washington stopped short of outlines additional policies or avenues for further pressure. Read More »

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Is Detained On Day Of Protests

Navalny , who is mounting a long-shot bid to replace President Putin in next year's election, has suffered a series of arrests for his protests against the state. However, the lawyer noted that he does not expect the Moscow City Court's decision to be positive for his client. The rallies were organized by vocal anti-Kremlin politician Aleksei Navalny and coincided with Russia Day , a national holiday, which helped to swell the crowds. Read More »

Prince William Celebrates 35th Birthday Privately

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Coral's John Hill said: "After seeing the Queen wear a blue hat for her speech in parliament, many punters expected her to remain in her clothing for Royal Ascot , however, they were left disappointed when she was seen in her procession in a yellow hat, the second favourite in our betting". Read More »

No confidence vote: Email your MP

The court says the constitution is "silent" on the matter. Opposition parties asked Mbete to schedule a vote of no confidence in Zuma following his controversial Cabinet reshuffle at the end of March, in which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and other ministers were fired. Read More »

Korea, terrorism expected to feature at US-China dialogue

Chinese officials were not immediately available for comment after the talks. It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the USA effort to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test-launching of missiles or a hardening in US policy toward China. Read More »