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North Korea test-fires another rocket

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Moon has been clear in his desire for dialogue while insisting on the reclusive state's denuclearization. USA media outlets report that North Korea conducted another rocket engine test on Wednesday. South Korea began developing Hyunmoo-2 after a 2012 agreement with its ally, the United States, to increase the range of its weapons to 800 kilometers (500 miles) and raise the warhead limit to 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds). Read More »

Dennis Rodman basically takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the USA will "hold North Korea accountable" for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment", and is also demanding the release of three other Americans who are being detained. A public memorial will be held on Thursday morning at Wyoming High School, in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming. US doctors, however, said he apparently suffered "respiratory distress", and the oxygen supply to the brain was cut off. Read More »

Five electrocuted at water park in Turkey

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Personnel at the aqua park cut the electricity to the building. The Dogan news agency reported how the park's manager and his son dived into the pool to try and save them. Gendarmerie officers were investigating the incident. Turkish officials are saying that there was no residual current device in the water park which would have prevented this bad tragedy. Read More »

North Korea: Donald Trump is a 'Psychopath'

U.S. doctors said he had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. A long line of mourners waited to enter funeral services early Thursday for Otto Warmbier , the U.S. Warmbier was sentenced to hard labor in North Korea after being convicted of attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel in Pyongyang. Inside the arts center, some of the personal items Warmbier took to North Korea were on display: a wallet, a University of Virginia notebook and the ... Read More »

Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

The U.S. military's Central Command said the drone shot down Tuesday was a Shaheed 129 and appeared to have been operated by "pro-regime" forces, a term which U.S. The dispute over the Syrian attack on the USA -backed fighters and the American response came as Iran launched ballistic missiles at Islamic State strongholds in eastern Syria in retaliation for a pair of attacks by extremists in Tehran earlier this month that killed 17 people and wounded more than 50. Read More »

House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

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He added that Democrats should be thinking about how hard it will be to appeal to voters in a time of change if, on the question of who will lead them, "the answer is still Nancy Pelosi ". Ossoff, instead, opted to appeal to Republican moderates in the District, stressing his plans to keep a lid on the nation's spending. That was a mistake, liberals say. Read More »

Israel Begins Work on First New Settlement in 20 Years

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According to reports in Hebrew media, Kushner conveyed president Trump's personal condolences and asked to be briefed on the visit . The presence of Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, is an indication of the importance the president places on making a deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More »

Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike

Israeli security officials said Monday they were studying the missile strike to see what they could learn about its accuracy and capabilities. Iranian television showed footage of the missiles being launched into the night sky. Iran claimed that multiple Islamic State members were killed in the attacks and that parts of a weapons depot were destroyed . On June 15, the US Senate voted for a legislation to impose non-nuclear sanctions on Iran for its disputed ballistic missile ... Read More »

Brendan Dassey lawyers petition for his release

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Dassey had stated, very unconvincingly, that he had aided his aforementioned uncle (who also received a life sentence) in the rape and murder of Halbech in their family auto salvage yard. April 16, 2007: Dassey, now 17, goes on trial before a jury selected in Dane County. The ruling means Dassey could be released in the next 90 days. Read More »

Georgia Inmates Come To Aid Of Unconscious Guard

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Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said the inmates could have easily taken the officer's gun and escaped in his van. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook that the situation "could have ended differently", referencing the two inmates in the state that killed two correctional officers. Read More »

Presidential polls: Opposition chooses Meira Kumar to pit against BJP's Ramnath Kovind

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Only Nitish Kumar's JD (U) had backed Kovind's candidature. Kovind today sought to reach out to the Opposition by asserting that the president's office was above party politics and that he did not belong to a party. The opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar has urged legislators to vote in the coming election considering which aspirant would uphold constitutional values. Read More »

North Korea detainee mourned at OH funeral

The report did not mention Warmbier's neurological status. The University of Virginia student had to be medically evacuated from the country after it emerged he had fallen into a coma soon after being jailed in March 2016. He said that North Korean medics had "brought him back alive" after his "heart was almost stopped" but did not give any further details as to why he fell ill. Read More »

North Korea tests new missile engine

Now South Korea has finally responded by successfully firing its own ballistic missile, which authorities say flew almost 500 miles. The missile is considered a key part of a so-called "kill chain" pre-emptive strike capability South Korea is pursuing to cope with the North's growing nuclear and missile threat. Read More »

Finsbury Park terror attack suspect's mum and sister speaks out

His mother, Christine Osborne , described him in a telephone interview with ITV News as a "complex" person but said: "That's all I can say". According to the reports, some of his neighbours in Pentwyn, in east Cardiff, described the father of four as "aggressive" and "shouty". Read More »

Ford India recalls Fiesta, Figo for steering hose snag

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The company, through its dealers, will replace the high pressure power assisted steering hose on all affected vehicles, it added. Ford Motor Co is recalling almost 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, it said on Friday. Read More »

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in a statement announcing the move . Grizzlies have been protected since 1975, when there were just 136 bears in and around Yellowstone , across all continental USA states except Alaska. "The ongoing recovery of Yellowstone grizzly bears is an undeniable example of how the ESA can bring a species back from the brink", Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, said in a statement . Read More »

White House Tech Summit Good News for Small Businesses? Hope So!

Trump in March signed an order to overhaul the federal government and tapped Kushner to lead a White House Office of American Innovation to leverage business ideas and potentially privatize some government functions. "I know of exactly two Trump supporters ", Marc Andreessen said in a podcast last month, referring to Thiel and Palmer Luckey, the, um, unconventional founder of Oculus. Read More »

62 killed by raging fires in Portugal

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The flames spread very quickly destroying several homes but at least half the victims were killed in their cars or on the road as they tried to escape and the fire closed in on them. Authorities say other victims could be found as searches continue. "The flames passed within two or three kilometres of my house", said local resident Isabel Ferreira, 62. Read More »

Reports of an air tanker crash in Portugal appear to be false

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Vaz Pinto told reporters the Gois wildfire was "very fast and very explosive" and had forced the evacuation of 11 hill villages. Spain, France and Italy have sent a total of 19 water bombers to help with the operation. The welcome news about the blaze in the Pedrogao Grande region came as another fire grew in size, with some resources being diverted to Gois, about 12 miles away. Read More »

Israelis Dismiss Iranian Missile Strike as 'Flop'

U.S. and Russian officials had agreed to a ceasefire, which ended on Monday, during talks in Amman aimed at strengthening goodwill before more detailed negotiations on setting up the "de-escalation zone", diplomats in Jordan said. Tensions between the United States and Iran have heated up in recent weeks, as the two tangle over the shape of postwar Syria and Iraq . " Iran does not take lightly the issue of defending its security and stability", the spokesman said, adding the Islamic ... Read More »

LARRY HOGAN: GOP Health Care Plan Does Not Work for Maryland

Veteran Senator John McCain said the draft bill was better than Obamacare in "100 ways", but like many Senators wanted to study the bill further and consult with his state's governor. The House did this by proposing a 30-percent surcharge on consumers who buy a new health plan after letting the previous one lapse. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents health insurers covering more than 100 million people in the USA, said it will continue to push for a ... Read More »

US approves sale of drones to India - General Atomics

The Guardian design is a variant of the Predator B drone, equipped with several radar systems specifically useful for maritime searches. "We are looking forward to strengthening ties between the United States and India ", State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said ahead of the visit. Read More »

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

Deputy Inspector General Police, Abdul Razzaq Cheema, while talking to the media, confirmed the death toll and said that the nature of the blast is yet to be determined. The province has been the scene of gun and bomb attacks over the past years. Photo: Geo NewsBalochistan government spokesperson Anwarul Haq Kakar said, based on initial investigation, that the incident was the result of a suicide vehicle bombing. Read More »

Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

In a statement Gould said firefighters and council officials had inspected the estate on Friday. "We need to do everything we can to keep residents safe". The Chalcots estate has five tower blocks and 711 households in total. The Chalcot towers were refurbished as part of a £150m project which saw Rydon act as main contractor on the scheme that was designed by architecture practice HTA. Read More »

Yukon bar gets its notorious human toe back

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The Downtown Hotel is located in Dawson City, Yukon, is known for its " Sourtoe Cocktail " - a glass of whiskey that comes served with a severed big toe. The macabre contest comes after a brown, mummified toe served in a famous cocktail in Dawson City went missing. Police said the hotel received a package early on Thursday morning and RCMP Cpl. Read More »

Qatar closes helium plants due to economic blockade

Restrictions against Qatar-linked media by a number of Arab states are in violation of freedom of expression and breach worldwide law, a prominent human rights watchdog said Wednesday. "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said, without providing details. "This is primarily an issue among the Gulf countries and we hope they resolve the issue by themselves". Read More »

DOJ sides with Texas in litigation over SB4

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Additionally, SB4 directs local officials in Texas to cooperate with immigration detainer requests issued by the federal government under federal law. The suit alleges that the law is unconstitutional and undermines local municipalities sovereignty by forcing them to carry out the agenda of the federal government. Read More »

AIADMK (OPS Camp) To Support Kovind

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The senior leader further said that a meeting has been convened on June 22 where all the Opposition party leaders will be present and "try to arrive" at a consensus for the presidential candidate. The Sena didn't vote with the NDA in the last two Presidential polls. "We will support Ram Nath Kovind but we do not want any kind of politics on it". Read More »