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Canadian sniper records 2.2-mile kill shot in Iraq

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Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The previous record was held by United Kingdom's Craig Harrison when he killed two Taliban insurgents in November 2009. Read More »

Donald Trump: Mexico Wall May Include Solar Panels

Let's see. We are working it out. "Think of it-the higher it goes, the more valuable it is", the president said. "It's like. pretty good imagination". So far, 20 companies have been shortlisted to build the wall for the current administration. Trump told the lawmakers they could talk about the idea with others, but on one condition: They had to say it was his idea. Read More »

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

The countries have also demanded that Doha significantly scale back its ties with Iran . Given 10 days to make a decision, Qatar did not immediately render judgment on the specific concessions demanded of it. It has also financed Al-Jazeera, which is often critical of Qatar's rivals. A 13-point list of demands has been presented by Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Bahrain and the UAE. Read More »

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends 'peace fast'

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Chouhan, clad in kurta-pajama and a Nehru jacket, sat on fast at a pandal erected at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited's Dussehra Maiden here at around 11 am after former chief minister Kailash Joshi put a "tilak" on his forehead. Congress was allegedly seen inciting violence, whereas ruling BJP was accused to have ordered firing on farmers' that killed five people. He announced that the state government will buy farm produce and give profitable prices to farmers. Read More »

Boston Celtics Trade #1 Draft Pick to Philadelphia 76ers

The trade that has sent shockwaves through the National Basketball Association all weekend - Philadelphia acquires Boston's No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft in exchange for the No. "We've been talking about various things that related to the draft last year, that related to the draft this year", Colangelo, the GM of the Sixers since April 2016, said. Read More »

Rebels among UK's ruling Conservatives to scupper 'no-deal' Brexit

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The result of the General Election and Mrs May's loss of authority have led to suggestions that figures such as Chancellor Philip Hammond want the Government's approach to Brexit to focus more on the economy and jobs rather than border controls and leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Read More »

Prez poll: With 63% of votes in bag, Kovind win seems certain

It's more of a reactive move and unlikely to earn any dividends for the Opposition which is by no means united (read Nitish Kumar). Tejashwi Yadav does not mention the Congress or Rahul Gandhi either, but is it clear who or what he means when he says, "The opposition parties also need to realise that politics can not be a part-time venture". Read More »

Trump Will Leave Afghan Troop Levels Up to Mattis

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A USA official said Tuesday that Trump has given the Pentagon new authorities to set the troop levels in the country. An updated USA strategy is widely considered to be needed in Afghanistan, and Trump has indicated he's willing to give his generals wide latitude to make decisions. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi lauds her own leadership record after Democratic losses

Some Democratic lawmakers have called for Pelosi to step down from her leadership role in the House. The 4-point win in the most expensive congressional race in history was a blow to Democrats , who tried to wrest control of a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. Read More »

Singles charts: charity cover for Grenfell tower fire victims ranks high

The track was released just one week after the blaze, a remarkable feat and display of commitment. The actress was left visibly upset after a small segment of Bridge over Troubled Water was played on the ITV show. "As Simon Cowell gathers singers and musicians together to record a charity single for the victims of the fire, The Who have agreed to be participants". Read More »

Conservatives and DUP on brink of coalition deal

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Britain's Press Association, quoting two unnamed sources from the meeting, said May told lawmakers at the closed-door session that she admitted she was the one "who got us into this mess " and vowed that she would be the "one who will get us out of it ". Read More »

Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS

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Another of the seven landed hundreds of yards away, in the city of Mayadin. After Iran launched missiles into Syria , an advisor to the Iranian foreign minister, Sheikh Hussein al-Islam, said that Israel "is the main enemy" of Iran and that Israel should be anxious. Read More »

Vigils planned nationwide for slain Va. teen

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Nabra Hassanen of Fairfax, Va. was only 17 years old when she was murdered in a road rage incident on Sunday. Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, has been arrested and charged with Hassanen's murder in an incident which police say began as a "road dispute" with one of the male teenagers of Hassanen's group. Read More »

North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death is a 'mystery'

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North Korea claims it is the " biggest victim " after sending an American college student imprisoned for over a year home in a coma, from which he never awoke. The North Korean spokesman quoted by Reuters suggested the student had returned to the U.S. "in his normal state of health". In the days following his death, North Korea's state media claimed Warmbier's death was a "mystery", according to CNN. Read More »

Emirati princesses convicted in Belgium for human trafficking

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Between 2007 and 2008, the wife of one of the members of the UAE royal family and her seven daughters made regular trips to Belgium and lived in the Brussels' five-star Conrad hotel, where they would rent an entire floor. The case came to light after one of the servants managed to escape the prison-like hotel and complained to Belgian police. They had brought with them 23 servants of eight nationalities, who "were not paid"... Read More »

So, Donald Trump Pretty Much Admitted That Russians Hacked The Election

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The Post reported on Friday that Obama received a CIA intelligence report on the matter in August, which was revealed only to him and three other senior aides. "Over that five-month interval, the Obama administration secretly debated dozens of options for deterring or punishing Russia , including cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure, the release of CIA-gathered material that might embarrass Putin and sanctions that officials said could crater the Russian economy", the WaPo ... Read More »

Operation Prahar: Three jawans martyred, over dozen Naxals killed

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Two security personnel were killed and five others injured, three of them critically, in two separate encounters with Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said. "However, body of one Maoist was recovered", the SDGP claimed, adding further details are awaited. The security forces retaliated, triggering an exchange of fire, he said. Read More »

Officials meet for first US-China Diplomatic Security Dialogue

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China and the United States began their first diplomatic and security dialogue on Wednesday at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. Senior U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. They have called on China to exert what Washington calls Beijing's "unique influence" over Pyongyang. Read More »

Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan

Perhaps the most sweeping move, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and the disabled - and goes even further. He added that Nevada "is one of the most improved states in the country" in expanding coverage. The Senate bill would make the payments through 2019, but then cut them off. Read More »

Senate healthcare overhaul: Hopes and hurdles

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Under the Senate GOP plan, all this coverage is at risk. Immediately after its release four Republican senators said they couldn't support it. Let's hope there are more who care enough about the health of women, children and the elderly to stop this travesty. Read More »

Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting at congressional baseball practice

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The update Wednesday also said Scalise is "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". He has undergone several surgeries since the shooting. Ryan identified the others shot as Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika and Zack Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams, a Texas Republican. Scalise, R-La., has made incremental progress since being shot in the left hip last Wednesday; his condition was previously upgraded from "critical" to "serious" on Saturday. Read More »

Iran to respond more decisively to terrorist attacks on its soil: Rouhani

The attack came in the wake of a twin attack carried out by IS on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran on June 7, killing 17 and injuring dozens others. Tehran argues that in a region engulfed with conflicts and wars, its missiles are an indispensible part of its defensive power. Senior Iranian officials, however, have pointed a finger at Saudi Arabia , Iran's Sunni regional rival. Read More »

Korean Missile Test Launch

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He has revealed that only one USA rocket launcher was supposed to be deployed in South Korea in 2017, and five more in 2018. After the launch at a military test site on the southwest coast, Moon said it was important for South Korea to maintain military capability that could "dominate" North Korea in order to maintain peace on the peninsula and for future engagement policies with the North to be effective, his spokesman Park Soo-hyun said. Read More »

What Kind Of Voting Hacks Hit Arizona, Other States?

The new report comes in the immediate wake of Congressional hearings on the vulnerability of USA election systems. Senators on the Intelligence Committee pressed administration officials Wednesday to disclose more about the extent of Russian hacking attempts during last year's election after the government disclosed that 21 states had been targeted. Read More »

'Significant progress' made in talks between Foster & May

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The DUP gained 10 seats in the election last week. However she still faces a potentially tricky meeting the same day with DUP leader Arlene Foster to finalise a deal on propping up her minority government. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn congratulated May on "returning as PM" and said he "looked forward to this Parliament, however short it may be". The talks with the DUP follow her apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting for the party's poor election result. Read More »

United Nations warns of rights violations in Qatar crisis

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Qatar will sign a deal to buy as many as 36 F-15 jets from the USA despite tensions over President Donald Trump's backing for a Saudi-led coalition's move to isolate the country for allegedly supporting terrorism. Doha signed an agreement Wednesday with Washington to buy $12 billion United States dollars worth of F-15 jets, according to Qatar's defense ministry. Read More »

Russian Federation offers asylum to former US FBI director Comey

He compared Comey's move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden , adding on a sarcastic note that Russian Federation could grant Comey political asylum. Senate's decision Wednesday to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation as a reflection of Western efforts to "contain" Russian Federation, but insisted that the measures only have made the country stronger. Read More »

President Trump and newly crowned Saudi prince share hardline views on Iran

The warm ties forged between Riyadh and Washington under the Trump administration may have helped accelerate Mohammed bin Salman's ascension as crown prince. Bloomberg News reported that calculations by HSBC Holdings Plc predicting the kingdom's shares could see inflows of around $9 billion next year if the MSCI grants emerging market classification. Read More »

Hamas, PFLP, ISIS Buck over Claiming Recent Jerusalem Attack

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Malka was part of a group of officers who responded to shots heard in the area of the attack. According to the police, four other people were wounded - two moderately and two lightly. "We in Hamas do not start wars and we do not expect one, this is our political assessment", Khalil al-Hayya, Hamas's deputy leader in the Gaza Strip, told reporters in Gaza. Read More »