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Kashmir cop who fled with rifles has joined Hizbul Mujahideen

Kashmir cop who fled with rifles has joined Hizbul Mujahideen

Police in Shopian district of south Kashmir have rounded up father among many others of a constable who deserted its ranks yesterday to join insurgents, sources said Sunday. Previous year two such incidents were reported in the region where two policemen decamped with the service rifles of fellow policemen. He however was arrested by police while the rifles he had snatched were also recovered. Read More

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'America Needs Us': The Rock 'Announces' 2020 Presidential Run

Johnson thundered, to applause. The poll found that in a prospective contest against Trump, Johnson would lead 42/37, and win over 15 per cent of people who supported Trump in 2016. The 45-year-old pro wrestler-turned-actor, has long flirted with a political bid. It wasn't mentioned in the Weekend Update story, but the poll went on to say that Johnson would fall behind some other potential candidates in the hypothetical contest: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Read More

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Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest

Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest

Publisher Burak Akbay, reporter Gokmen Ulu as well as executives Melda Olgun and Yonca Kaleli are accused of making propaganda on behalf of the Gulen movement, which the government pinned the blame on for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. The state-run Anadolu news agency said the charges against the four suspects included planning "the assassination of the president and physical assault" and "armed rebellion against the government of the Turkish Republic". Read More

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Counting underway in Iran Presidential election

In his live speech, carried by state TV, Rouhani also praised former president Mohammad Khatami, in defiance of a ban imposed against mentioning the reformist leader or publishing his pictures. This is nearly twice the voters turnout when the election took place earlier in 2013. "We do not seek a fight, it is Rouhani who has taken a confrontational approach", the journalist quoted one of the Raisi supporters as having told him. Read More

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China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

More than 200,000 computers were affected, though only a few companies paid to get their files back. The 2014 Sony hack was also pinned on the hacker collective. users have licensed, up-to-date, patched versions of the software, compared to other regions of the world. "We have underestimated North Korea so far that since North Korea is poor, it wouldn't have any technologies". Read More

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White House: Western Wall comments 'unauthorized,' do not represent Trump's stance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and President Donald Trump at a joint news conference Wednesday at the White House. Following his trip to the Middle East, Trump will arrive in the Vatican to meet Pope Francis for talks on cooperation regarding "religious communities in areas of joint concern", the White House said in a statement earlier this month . Read More

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Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president

Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president

For all his many faults, Jeb Bush was among the few candidates for the Republican candidates for President past year who actually spoke out against Donald Trump early and often. While Bush praised the administration's selection of Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice, he said that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russian Federation investigation may straighten out the new administration. Read More

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MI5 'opened file on Jeremy Corbyn over links to IRA terrorists'

MI5 'opened file on Jeremy Corbyn over links to IRA terrorists'

United Kingdom opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday unveil a "radical and responsible" plan for government vowing it will change the country and govern " for the many not the few ", the media reported. "That's how we will begin to break the hold of nationalism on our politics", she said. The candidates for Leeds West constituency are Mike Davies for the Alliance for Green Socialism, Ed Jones for the Yorkshire Party, Alisdair McGregor for the Liberal Democrats, Zoe ... Read More

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U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

A protester demonstrates against the Venezuelan government outside the Organization of American States during a special meeting in April. "Members of the country's Supreme Court of Justice have exacerbated the situation by consistently interfering with the legislative branch's authority", U.S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement . Read More

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Erdogan urges U.S. to 'immediately' reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

The battle for the recapture of Tabqah began almost two months ago when American helicopters inserted hundreds of Syrian fighters into the city, along with a handful of American special operations forces. His comments came a day after Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, said that the USA wants to reassure the people and government of Turkey that it is committed to preventing additional security risks and protecting its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. Read More

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Comey to testify publicly in Congress

No date has been set as yet for Comey's public appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but it likely will be next month, the committee said . "That's taken off", Trump allegedly said. " I'm not under investigation ". The White House did not deny that Trump had been critical of Comey to Russian officials. Read More

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'Terrorists don't worship God, they worship death' - Trump in Saudi Arabia

'Terrorists don't worship God, they worship death' - Trump in Saudi Arabia

Trump's Riyadh visit kicks off his first presidential trip overseas, with Saudi Arabia the first stop on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe. In his speech, Mr Trump said Syrian President Bashar Assad had committed "unspeakable crimes" bolstered by Iran. "[Trump] must enter into dialogue with them about ways to prevent terrorists and takfiris from continuing to fuel the fire in the region and repeating the likes of the September 11 incident by their sponsors in ... Read More

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McMaster doesn't deny that Trump called Comey a "nut job"

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster would neither confirm nor deny that President Trump told the Russians that fired FBI Director James Comey was a "nut job", but he insisted that the comments, as reported, were taken out of context. The latest report from the Post, citing unnamed sources familiar with the investigation, undercuts Trump's insistence that his campaign had nothing to do with the Kremlin. Read More

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Erdogan Bodyguards Accused of Attacking DC Protesters Released

Initial reports described the fight, which left several people visibly bloodied, as a "clash" between supporters of Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Erdogan's security detail, and people protesting Erdogan's meeting with U.S. Two men were arrested at the scene, and police intend to pursue charges against others involved, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday. Read More

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King was 'secret co-pilot'

King was 'secret co-pilot'

For more than two decades, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has quietly been moonlighting as a pilot for a subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - something the reigning monarch revealed in an interview with the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf . Read More

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Trip to bring Macron face-to-face with troops

French President Emmanuel Macron will kick off his Mali visit by holding talks with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita . Over 4,000 French, UN, and Malian troops are stationed in five nations in the Sahel in West Africa, Mali, Niger, Chad , Burkina Faso and Mauritania, in France's Operation Barkhane created to crack down on jihadists. Read More

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Cassie Sainsbury's fiancé says mystery employers are behind cocaine stash

Cassie Sainsbury's fiancé says mystery employers are behind cocaine stash

But Sainsbury's lawyer Orlando Herran told the Nine Network's 60 Minutes the 22-year-old was in financial trouble after problems with her fitness business when she answered a Craigslist ad offering a loan and trip to London. Lisa said she had not yet had contact with her daughter's fiancé Scott Broadbridge , although he had been in contact with Khala, and has visited Ms Sainsbury in prison. Read More

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Israel releases record of Trump-Netanyahu meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to join President Trump at the site during Trump's visit to Israel, but USA officials preparing the president's trip rebuffed the request, according to Channel 2 TV in Israel. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state along with the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip that is controlled by Islamist Hamas. Read More

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Duterte: China's Xi threatened war over sea dispute

At the same time, the senator prodded the Duterte administration to tap worldwide support to step up the pressure on Beijing to sit down for talks to resolve the brewing territorial dispute with its neighbor. Carpio wrote, "As a nation that under its Constitution has renounced war as an instrument of national policy, the Philippines' recourse is to bring China's threat of war to another UNCLOS arbitral tribunal, to secure an order directing China to comply with the ruling of the UNCLOS ... Read More

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Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: McMaster

Members of a key congress committee investigating allegations that Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign team collaborated to influence the 2016 United States election say they intend to "demand" to see James Comey's notes. McMaster on Sunday did not deny that President Trump discussed his motivation for firing FBI Director James B. Comey in an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials this month. Read More

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Next Stop for Trump Is Israel, in Pursuit of 'Ultimate Deal'

Next Stop for Trump Is Israel, in Pursuit of 'Ultimate Deal'

As Ambassador Haley told CBN, "Obviously I believe that the capital should be in Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem ". While a lot will be written about whether Trump goes to the Western Wall and who accompanies him, what he says at Yad Vashem and whether he gives a speech at Masada, the optics of the trip are far less important than the substance. Read More

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Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

Russian Federation and Iran have deployed forces to Syria to back up leader Bashar al-Assad while the USA and many of its regional and Western allies have called for the strongman to leave power. Unofficial accounts said the attack killed 50 people, including 12 civilians. "But we will defend our troops", Mattis said, when asked about the strikes. Read More

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Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

Mr Comey's willingness to testify in an open session will likely alarm the White House, which has been struggling to contain the fallout from the sacking of one of America's highest profile officials. Ranking member Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) said in his own statement that he expects the former Director's testimony to "shed light on issues critical" to the Committee's ongoing investigation of possible ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's Presidential campaign. Read More

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Spurs advance to face Warriors in Western Finals

Spurs advance to face Warriors in Western Finals

One key in this series is going to be whether or not LaMarcus Aldridge is aggressive offensively and scores. Leonard said he will play in Game 6 on Thursday in Houston . "For whatever reason, this game we didn't have the juice and the stuff", said D'Antoni, who fell to 0-5 in postseason series against Popovich and San Antonio. Read More

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Rep. Chaffetz has important talk planned with James Comey

Rep. Chaffetz has important talk planned with James Comey

A Republican congressman said Thursday night that Congress and the nation may be just days away from James Comey breaking his silence after being fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by President Donald Trump . Chaffetz is the chair of the committee that has promised to look into Trump's ties to Russian Federation. Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, who led the House's Benghazi select committee, is considered the favorite to become the next oversight chairman. Read More

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Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange rape allegations

Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange rape allegations

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that "any decision that is taken about United Kingdom action in relation to him (Assange) would be an operational matter for the police". Assange claimed he has the basic right to seek asylum like everyone else and that the decision of the British police is unaccpetable. Assange said he had spent seven years either under house arrest or living inside the embassy, without charge, as he faced sex-related allegations in Sweden, which he has ... Read More

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