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Bomber blows himself up among civilians fleeing Mosul

At least 100 civilians reached safety during one 20-minute period on Saturday. "My baby only had bread and water for the past eight days", one mother said. Destruction of the mosque gives troops more freedom in attack as they no longer have to worry about damaging the ancient site. With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants chose to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri Mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret. Read More »

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

The ministry stressed that Russia's advanced diesel-electric Krasnodar submarine carried out launches of cruise missiles while submerged. Russian Federation launched its military intervention in Syria in September 2015 after an official request by the Syrian government for military help against rebel and jihadist groups. Read More »

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition


The plane, which slid off the end of the runway, tipped on its side and it took almost two hours to extricate the pilot and an aircraft maintainer. Both men are receiving medical care at a local hospital but are in good condition, according to Heard. Read More »

Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority

He emphasized that the group "was a diverse group from an ideological, geographic and ethnic standpoint". As President Donald Trump celebrated Republican victories in two special congressional elections on Wednesday, one man who advised presidents from both parties warned the results "should be a wake-up call for Democrats" that Trump could be on his way to re-election in 2020. Read More »

Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

Four conservative Senate Republicans - Rand Paul , of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah - said the Senate bill doesn't go far enough to repeal costly provisions of Obamacare and changes need to be made to secure their support. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise listed in fair condition, hospital says


The House Majority Whip's Twitter account has shared a touching tribute to him that encourages others to "take the time to be close with the ones you love" as he continues to recover from last week's shooting . It includes photos of Scalise and his family. The shooting was allegedly carried out by James T. Hodgkinson, who was later killed by police. Two U.S. Read More »

Fifth Republican Senator Steps Forward in Dissent Against Health Care Bill

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate . "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", he said, noting that conservative Republican senators would likely be reluctant to add spending back to the measure. Read More »

Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill


Senate Republican leaders unveiled a draft of their bill to repeal and replace President Barack Obama 's health care law on Thursday and argued it would eliminate job-killing taxes enacted under the 7-year-old health law. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah joined Cruz in a joint statement they're "not ready to vote for this bill". Read More »

Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

Under the House bill , 14 million people would lose Medicaid coverage over 10 years. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on Friday became the fifth person to oppose the bill , saying that he could not support the current draft either. It would deny coverage to many people with pre-existing conditions . In nearly the exact words used yesterday by Collins , Heller said he could not support any bill that took away health insurance from "tens of millions of people". Read More »

Putin critic Navalny, eyeing power, organizes anti-graft protests


Protests and anti-corruption demonstrations in Russian Federation reached historic levels Monday, and several hundred people were detained across the country. Around 5,000 people reportedly rallied in Novosibirsk, a Siberian city that saw its biggest crowds since 1991, when residents called for the end of the Soviet Union. Read More »

Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years


To promote negotiations, Greenblatt got the Israeli government to agree to "slow down in construction of Jewish settlements", reported the New York Times. According to the White House official, the two are expected to meet with leaders on both sides and hear what measures they are willing to take in order to renew the peace process. Read More »

#Unite4TheFight: Here's Why LGBTQ Americans and Allies Are Standing with Planned Parenthood


And without tax subsidies, abortions could become much more expensive for low-income women, particularly those who live in areas that don't have an alternative to Planned Parenthood. The "Pink Out The Night Sunset Rally" wrapped up around 9 Columbia's Providence Road Planned Parenthood location. Two Senate Republican swing votes-Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins-have publicly criticized the defunding proposal, which was also included in the House health care bill ... Read More »

Suspect in train station blast confirmed dead

It appeared no one else was injured besides the suspect and the damage from the explosion was limited, Brussels prosecutor's office spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch told VRT. A mobile police command unit and several officers were still at the station, an Associated Press photographer said. All train traffic into Brussels Central station has been halted according to the SNCB, the government-owned railway company in Belgium . Read More »

Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward it


Israel hasn't played an active role in the war in Syria, but has responded in the past when the fighting spilled over across the Syrian border. It has also claimed a number of airstrikes in Syria it says were meant to prevent arch-foe Hezbollah from acquiring advanced weaponry from Iran via Damascus. Read More »

USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

Moscow threatened that all US forces that near Syrian installations, troops, and vehicles will be treated as targets and will be attacked. They are making their way through the outskirts of Raqqa , backed by USA -led coalition airstrikes . Read More »

Evacuated London residents express anger, fear


The evacuation comes amid widening worries about the safety of high-rise apartment blocks across the country following the inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London on June 14, killing at least 79 people. McCormack said all "complete bodies" had been removed from the burnt-out tower and there was "a bad reality that we may not find or identify everyone who died due to the intense heat". Read More »

5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill


So the president's dream of getting an Obamacare repeal-replacement bill passed anytime soon is nearly certainly on hold. In his remarks, Trump said that the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare, has been "wreaking havoc" on the nation's healthcare system, and that "millions more " would be hurt by its "deepening death spiral ". Read More »

Gulf diplomatic crisis: UAE clarifies it doesn't wants regime change in Qatar

That's just fine, the US said. But the US isn't commenting on whether the demands fulfill Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's earlier request that their demands be "reasonable and actionable". Closure of Al-Jazeera and all its affiliates. In Egypt , Qatar backed an administration supported by the Muslim Brotherhood , he said, but also provided assistance during a prior period when it was ruled by a military council. Read More »

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar


That's just fine, the USA said . He added that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had recently called on the boycotters to draw up a list of grievances that was "reasonable and actionable". "The State of Qatar is now studying this paper, the demands contained therein and the foundations on which they were based, in order to prepare an appropriate response", the ministry said, according to Channel News Asia. Read More »

Four Republican senators spurn draft GOP health bill


McConnell has acknowledged that he's willing to change the measure before it's voted on. He added that Nevada "is one of the most improved states in the country" in expanding coverage. This is the bill with " heart " President Trump told senators he wanted? "I have to start off by, I guess first congratulating all of the millionaires on the incredible gift that they're about to get", Danielson said. Read More »

Nitish Kumar only 'fools' people: RJD leader Bhai Virendra


Announcing the candidature of Kumar, whose father, ex-deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram, was often hailed as one of the tallest Dalit leaders in the country, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said, "17 Opposition leaders have made a decision to jointly field Meira Kumar ". Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written


As it stands, the Senate draft of the AHCA will make drastic cuts to Medicaid - even bigger than the cuts in the original House bill, which amounted to over $800 billion - screwing over mostly poor and elderly people. Democrats were hoping to scare off as many Republican votes as possible by planning efforts around the country to criticize the measure. A number of other centrist senators-including Rob Portman and Shelley Moore Capito-have also voiced concerns about the Senate's cuts ... Read More »

Portugal says 1 of its soldiers killed in Mali terror attack

United Nations peacekeepers and Malian troops are targeted nearly weekly by bombings and hit-and-run attacks in the north and increasingly in the center of the country. "These days there aren't many cities in the world where there isn't a risk of an attack", Security Minister Salif Traore told Radio France Internationale in an interview on Monday. Read More »

UK Parliament investigating cyberattack on user accounts

Parliament has shut down remote access to email, describing it as a "deliberate decision as part of their mitigation measures", the NCSC spokesman said. The attack comes just over a month after networks in 48 NHS trusts were brought down by a ransomware attack which hit organisations in 99 countries. Read More »

Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria


More than 320,000 people have been killed since Syria s conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who commands the coalition-led air campaign over Syria , said Monday that the United States would re-position its aircraft to minimize the risk from Syrian and Russian air defenses but would continue its strikes against the Islamic State in Syria . Read More »

Mattis: No Evidence Russia Wants Positive Relationship With US

US military commanders have requested 3,000 to 5,000 more USA troops for Afghanistan, and Mattis has signaled that he will comply. US Defence Secretary James Mattis told a congressional panel late on Monday that the Trump administration's Afghan policy would also look at impact of the rivalry between Pakistan and India on the situation in Afghanistan. Read More »

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens


The apartment block on fire in central London . Haunted by the specter of the tower in flames, authorities and businesses up and down the country have been checking the cladding on their tall buildings amid speculation that the insulation and cladding fitted to the Grenfell Tower's exterior fueled the fire's rapid spread. Read More »

After the ISIS war, a US-Russia collision?


The U.S. needs now to delineate the lines of advance for Syria's Kurds, and to talk to the Russians , Syrians and Iranians . It may be that as the Islamic State loses more and more territories conflict could arise between forces loyal to Assad and the Syrian Democratic Forces supported by the US. Read More »

South Korea tests missile with warning to North


There may be no good options in dealing with North Korea; we have almost 30,000 American troops stationed just miles away from the Demilitarized Zone, and millions of South Koreans could be killed in an attack. U.S. officials speaking anonymously to several news agencies said the latest engine test , on Thursday, could be one stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) engine that would be able to reach the US. Read More »

India to Face England in Opening Match


India have learnt from their slip ups in the 2014-16 Women's ODI Championship that, coupled with a forced forfeiture of Pakistan series, cost them a top-four finish and a direct entry. He is hopeful that Team India will go a long way in the tournament and also advised the team to watch out for other players. Australia begin their defence at the County Ground in Taunton against World Twenty20 champions the West Indies on Monday (June 26) in a repeat of the 2013 World Cup final in ... Read More »

Iran urges Persian Gulf Arab states to show restraint


Saudi Arabia has also closed off Qatar's sole land border. "Qatar is not the one who supports terrorism, quite the opposite". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the economic and political isolation of Qatar as inhumane and contrary to Islamic values after key Gulf states broke off ties with Ankara's ally. Read More »