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Trump vows to fight anti-Semitism in forceful speech at Holocaust museum ceremony

Congregation Beth Israel in Gulfport is remembering the lives lost in the Holocaust through a special ceremony as part of National Holocaust Remembrance Day which falls on the 27th day of the first month of the Hebrew calendar. "And we remember those first hopeful moments of liberation, when at long last the American soldiers arrived in camps and cities throughout occupied Europe, waving the same attractive flags before us today, speaking those three glorious words "You are free", Trump said . Read More

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Pakistan, Afghanistan start joint survey after border clash

Maj. Gen. Anjum said four or five checkposts were also destroyed when Pakistani border guards retaliated to the cross-border attack. "So far, we have received nine bodies". The workers and their escorts were going door-to-door in villages along the border as part of a nationwide census, which began in March. He did not elaborate on what those obstacles entailed. Read More

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Kapil Mishra charges: Kumar Vishvas comes out to defend Kejriwal

Kapil Mishra charges: Kumar Vishvas comes out to defend Kejriwal

The BJP has requested the Lokayukta to order a detailed inquiry into the case. Amar Ujala has further quoted Dr Mishra, who was a well-known face in Delhi BJP, as advising her son to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. "I was not informed of the decision and as per my knowledge, it was taken unilaterally by Kejriwal". "There are four to five persons in the AAP's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) who are indulging in corruption". Read More

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White House Officials Detail President Trump's First Trip Overseas to Middle East

A delegation of some 25 USA officials held meetings last week with Israel's foreign ministry as well as the offices of the Prime Minister and President in preparation for the trip. We all pray that we can make a difference. "We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced again and we will never stand for religious discrimination", Trump said . Read More

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Domino's delivery driver shoots dead boy during robbery

Domino's delivery driver shoots dead boy during robbery

This Domino's delivery driver was carrying more than a piping hot pizza. Mesquite police Lt. Brian Parrish said one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and fired it at the delivery driver. Retired Dallas Police Sgt. Marcia Trejo lives in the area and says the case makes her worry about her safety in the neighborhood. 'We will diligently support them through this hard time and continue to do all we can to take care of the students we are entrusted with each and every day'. Read More

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Arkansas Kills Jack Jones & Marcel Williams in First Double Execution Since 2000

Arkansas Kills Jack Jones & Marcel Williams in First Double Execution Since 2000

Williams's lawyers wrote that infirmary workers had tried unsuccessfully to insert a central line in Mr. Jones's neck for 45 minutes, before placing it elsewhere on his body. Arkansas believes that secrecy it grants to suppliers can solve that problem, though it still has difficulty obtaining the drugs. Courts have also forced rewrites of Arkansas' lethal injection protocols, causing further delays. Read More

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Israel fumes over Unesco resolution on excavations in Old City

Israel fumes over Unesco resolution on excavations in Old City

The UNESCO resolution said Israel had taken actions that have "altered, or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City". In a sense, the UNESCO resolution is slightly misinterpreted, as it merely highlights Israeli violation of Palestinian and Muslim territories and still, while not explicitly mentioned, touches on the religious importance of Jerusalem and its ancient sites. Read More

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Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say

Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say

Trump did not heed Obama's counsel on Flynn, bringing aboard the former military intelligence officer who supported Trump during his campaign as his national security adviser. Investigators on the House oversight committee raised the possibility last month that Flynn may have broken the law by not disclosing payments from RT-TV, widely considered by United States officials to be a propaganda arm of the Russian government, on his 2016 national security clearance form. Read More

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Chicago drive-by shooting leaves 2 dead and 8 wounded

Chicago drive-by shooting leaves 2 dead and 8 wounded

The officers lost sight of the black SUV just after 9 p.m. and were heading back to the police station when a stolen minivan pulled up behind them at a traffic light at 43rd and Ashland in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The condition of the eight injured people is not yet known, but they have been hospitalised for treatment. Ten people were shot - two fatally - in a single incident in Brighton Park on Sunday, police said. Read More

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4 dead after Chicago Transit Authority bus, vehicle collide

4 dead after Chicago Transit Authority bus, vehicle collide

Sunday on the city's west side. As he drove west on Madison Street "at a high rate of speed", police said, he lost control of the Buick, and it hit a parked vehicle before it slammed into the bus. Ages and genders of the dead - all of whom were in the auto - were not immediately available. Two were hospitalized in good condition, one in serious condition. Read More

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Corbyn might not do TV debates if May declines them

Corbyn might not do TV debates if May declines them

The Ipsos MORI survey shows the Conservatives on 49 per cent, with an extraordinary 23 per cent lead over Jeremy Corbyn's Labour who are on 26. Labour has also vowed to retain and "fully protect" all European Union laws and red tape after Brexit, including keeping the controversial Charter of Fundamental Rights which has been heavily criticised for helping criminals avoid deportation. Read More

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Truce in Syria safe zones mostly observed

Truce in Syria safe zones mostly observed

The deal to create "de-escalation" zones in the major areas of conflict in western Syria took effect at midnight. TRT World's Abubakr al Shamahi brings the latest. and other Arab allied countries to prevent the implementation of the deal. It was not immediately clear if the fighters were members of the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee that is usually excluded from cease-fires. Read More

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China 'putting pressure' on North Korea, says Trump

China 'putting pressure' on North Korea, says Trump

The North has been conducting missile and nuclear weapons related activities at an unprecedented rate and is believed to have made progress in developing intermediate-range and submarine-launched missiles. He says North Korea poses "a grave threat" not just to the United States and its Asian allies, but also to China. "A senior researcher at South Korea's Institute for National Security Strategy said, "[North Korea] was trying to show that it will not bow to US pressure". Read More

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Basking in win, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari targets Kejriwal

While Delhi in-charge Dilip Pandey announced his resignation taking responsibility for the poll debacle on Wednesday, Sanjay Singh, party's Punjab in-charge, announced to step down on Thursday. "He used to do the same while he was the Chief Minister in the western state of Gujarat", said Prof Ajay Singh, a political analyst. In an interview with a news channel, Kumar Vishwas said the main reason behind Aam Aadmi Party's defeat is "lack of intra-party democracy" and trust deficit with voters. Read More

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Russia: Syrian safe zones plan comes into effect

Russia: Syrian safe zones plan comes into effect

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces were clashing with rebels in the central province of Hama, dropping barrel bombs and firing artillery at several opposition-held villages there. The memorandum of understanding between the two countries was suspended by Russian Federation last month after the USA launched a retaliatory missile strike on a Syrian military airfield. Read More

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Thai government revokes passport of fugitive Red Bull heir

Thai government revokes passport of fugitive Red Bull heir

Police said Vorayuth had travelled to Singapore on his private jet and stayed there for two days. Authorities say his whereabouts are unknown. Thai Interpol commander Pol Maj-Gen Apichart Suribunya said last Thursday his office had asked the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation, a research and development facility, in Singapore to issue a Blue Notice instead of a Red Notice for Mr Vorayuth. Read More

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Border tension reduces as Pakistan-Afghanistan call ceasefire

The IG FC was addressing the media over a recent cross-border attack in Chaman, in which 12 people were killed and 40 injured when Afghan border forces opened fire on security personnel guarding a census team. On Sunday, Pakistan elevated its rhetoric by saying Afghan forces had suffered much more dramatic losses. Zia Durani, a spokesman for the police chief in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, blamed Pakistan for initiating the gun battle. Read More

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Afghan security fires on census workers, killing 1

Kashif Nabi, a local administrator in Pakistan's Baluchistan province said the surveyor teams, which included military officers, arrived in the border villages on Monday and were working "amicably". Afghanistan refuses to recognize the so-called Durand Line, established more than a century ago when the British Empire controlled much of South Asia, as the global border. Read More

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N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

The other two U.S. citizens already held in North Korea are Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old student and Kim Dong Chul, a 62-year-old Korean-American missionary. Kim Hak Song was detained on Saturday, the state news agency KCNA reported. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has expressed outrage at massive joint military exercises conducted by the USA and South Korea and an anti-missile battery the U.S.is installing in the region. Read More

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Sturgeon denies Tory gains in Scotland are blow to independence

Sturgeon denies Tory gains in Scotland are blow to independence

But the Tories also gained 167 seats and returned a record number of councillors. The party, it continued, had won "more seats" and "an increased and higher share of the vote" than any other party. So it is not the SNP losing ground to the Tories, it's Labour. She said: "We will speak up for the millions of Scots who have had enough of the uncertainty and division of the last few years". Read More

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Pakistan claims it killed 50 Afghan soldiers in border clashes

Pakistan claims it killed 50 Afghan soldiers in border clashes

A Pakistani Frontier Corps official, Maj. Border clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 80 others Friday in a disputed area, officials said. The two nations are divided by the "Durand Line", a 2,400-kilometre (1,500-mile) frontier drawn by the British in 1896 and disputed by Kabul , which does not officially recognise it as an global border. Read More

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U.S. delegation will return to Israel to finalize Trump visit itinerary

Referencing the USA bombing of a Syrian air base, the official said, "that wasn't just a one-off strike, it was the opportunity for the President to emphasize what was necessary to begin to reduce the suffering of the Syrian people". Mr Trump has made forging peace in the Middle East and fighting Islamic State a focus of his administration's foreign policy. One official told Breitbart New that, for years, Israel received blame for unrest in the Middle East, but now more countries are willing ... Read More

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Row over woman at India's Pak mission

Row over woman at India's Pak mission

Uzma has also told Indian diplomats that she was not aware that Pakistani Tahir Ali was already married and a father of four. Indian officials in New Delhi said the country's mission in Islamabad was "providing necessary consular assistance" to Uzma, and was in touch with the Pakistani foreign office as well as Uzma's family in India. Read More

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FBI's Comey defends Clinton email probe announcement, but feels 'nauseous'

FBI's Comey defends Clinton email probe announcement, but feels 'nauseous'

The FBI chief insisted he treated investigations into both Trump and Clinton "consistently under the same principles" and suggested that will continue to be the case. Comey refused to answer if he considered Page an agent and whether there was a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against him. He said WikiLeaks can not claim protections as a journalism organization, because it has become "simply about releasing classified information to damage the United States of America". Read More

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Governors uneasy over Medicaid changes in GOP health care bill

Susan Collins, R-Maine, a moderate who also has concerns about the GOP bill and whose vote will be critical, said the Senate will "start from scratch" and not consider the House bill. One signal that health care will remain a political lightning rod came from Trump's 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who blasted the Republicans' "shameful failure of policy & morality". Read More

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Pakistan dispatches supplies to southwest border villages

They say the Afghan government had been notified and given the coordinates of the border villages, where the census workers were going door to door. The clashes took place Friday at the Chaman border that divides Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province and Afghanistan's southern Kandahar, as Pakistani officials were carrying out a census count. Read More

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Most Trump voters still back President despite abysmal approval rating, survey shows

Most Trump voters still back President despite abysmal approval rating, survey shows

Bush enjoyed a 63 percent approval rating. The Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact is keeping a scorecard on Trump following through on the promises he made on the campaign trail. Three months into President Donald Trump's term, North Carolinians aren't too impressed by what they've seen so far. It's possible to find past presidents described just as Trump is today. Read More

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Two Americans killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

United States military officials have said they suspect the Pakistan-based Haqqani network was actually behind the attack. A US Army Special Forces soldier was killed fighting the terror group there earlier this month. Over 1,800 USA troops have been killed in action in Afghanistan since the US first invaded the country in 2001 to combat al-Qaeda. "The fight against ISIS-K is important for the world, but sadly, it is not without sacrifice", said US Forces-Afghanistan chief General John ... Read More

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Woman Flies Over 4000-Km In Wrong Direction In United Airlines Flight

Woman Flies Over 4000-Km In Wrong Direction In United Airlines Flight

Bahetoukilae's United incident was settled in a confidential lawsuit. She showed her boarding pass to a crewmember after finding someone in what she thought was her assigned seat. Aside from the inconvenience, Miantsoko said the family is concerned by the apparent security lapse. "Adding insult to injury", American Airlines announced this week it is slashing legroom in its new Boeing 737 jets to squeeze 10 more passengers on its planes, Nelson said. Read More

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Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election

Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election

Le Pen said on Sunday that the National Front would be completely overhauled. French media reported that Macron supporters came out on the streets in celebration while Le Pen called him up to congratulate him. Video: What is in Emmanuel Macron's in-tray? Macron has been endorsed by the overwhelming majority of French politicians, many European leaders, and by former U.S. Read More

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