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Philippine military says foreign fighters killed

Marawi , a lakeshore city of minarets that is the centre of culture for the mainly Catholic Philippines' Muslim minority, is almost empty after gunmen wielding black flags of the Islamic State (IS ) group went on a rampage last week. The heavy fighting began long before this past week in Marawi , however, and that is raising a lot of concerns that this is ISIS gaining a real foothold in the Southern Philippines , were a substantial Muslim population with a history of grievances is being ... Read More

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27 dead in 2 bombings in Baghdad; over 100 injured

Iraqi officials said the attack apparently involved explosives remotely detonated inside a parked vehicle. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened just after midnight on Tuesday. A series of bombings tore through Baghdad overnight, centering on commercial districts where Ramadan observers were breaking their daytime fast and visiting the various food vendors. Read More

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Trump has fairly 'unbelievable relationship' with Merkel: WH

Trump has fairly 'unbelievable relationship' with Merkel: WH

Falling back on his most trusted form of communication, US President Donald Trump issued trade threats against one-time close ally, Germany, Tuesday morning. We will stop this". "They get along very well", said Spicer. Merkel had already begun finessing her message on Monday, stressing that she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", a message she repeated after a meeting with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin . Read More

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President Trump to speak at Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day

President Trump to speak at Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day

Trump honored Gold Star families calling their fallen loved ones "angels sent to us by God", in his first public address since returning from his first trip overseas as commander-in-chief. Accompanied by Pence, Trump walked briefly among the white marble headstones and greeted families, including Brittany Jacobs and her 6-year-old son, Christian, who was dressed like a Marine. Read More

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Men probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China arrested, missing

Men probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China arrested, missing

The three men had been investigating factories that produce shoes for Ivanka Trump , the daughter of President Donald Trump, and other Western brands, he said in an email. Jacinta Fitzgerald, Project Just's head of research, told BuzzFeed News Tuesday that her organization had looked at the same factory CLW was investigating and tried to find information on working conditions. Read More

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S. Korea's new leader orders probe on US missile launchers

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has ordered a probe after he says four additional U.S. THAAD anti-missile system launchers were brought into the country and the Defense Ministry failed to inform him. Mr Moon's order of a probe into the Thaad launchers came amid signs of easing tensions between major trading partners South Korea and China. He said the president "said it was very shocking" to hear of the additional installation. Read More

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House oversight panel chairman Chaffetz to depart Congress June 30

Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, who led the House's Benghazi select committee, is considered the favorite to become the next oversight chairman. During his tenure, the media-savvy congressman launched high-profile and frequently controversial investigations into the Obama administration and other Democratic targets, notably Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. Read More

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Trump quickly finds voice on Twitter after returning from foreign trip

President Donald Trump is in Taormina, Sicily for a second day of meetings with Group of Seven wealthy nation leaders. "All of us will be more safe and secure if everyone fulfills their obligations, the way they're supposed to, right?" "I reject with outrage the way this man takes it upon himself to treat the head of our country's government", said Martin Schulz, who is challenging Merkel for the chancellorship as an "anti-Trump" candidate. Read More

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Maroons ready to unleash "mad" Napa on NSW

They like when people are starting to doubt them. If these big guys can really muscle up and overpower Queensland then it will allow James Maloney and Mitchell Pearce just to play fast over the advantage line and it will allow our strike weapons to really see some football and hopefully cause some havoc. Read More

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Palestinians held in Israeli jails end hunger strike

Palestinian boys raise up their hands with chains, during a protest to show their solidarity with hunger striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails in Beirut, Lebanon, May 4, 2017. Hundreds of prisoners observed the strike aimed at improving prison conditions. More than 1,000 prisoners began the hunger strike and 834 ended their fast on Saturday. Read More

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Missile is highly accurate, North Korea says

Missile is highly accurate, North Korea says

According to KCNA, Kim said Pyongyang would develop more powerful weapons in multiple phases to defend North Korea against the U.S. February 12: North Korea tests a new midrange ballistic missile , the Pukguksong-2. "North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbour, China , by shooting off yet another ballistic missile. but China is trying hard!" The Pentagon will attempt to shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile using its upgraded anti-missile system for the ... Read More

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Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports

The Post's story cited United States officials who had been briefed on intelligence reports . Former US national security officials have suggested that such a line of communication would be out of the norm. But Mr Kushner's attorney Jamie Gorelick said his client "has no recollection of the calls as described". USA media said the White House is creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy, led by Kushner, senior presidential adviser Steve Bannon and ... Read More

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Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

Tension between Germany and the United States intensified Tuesday with President Donald Trump accusing the longtime USA ally of hurting the U.S. financially. Merkel on Monday repeated nearly word for word her message from Sunday, when she told her Bavarian conservative allies in a packed Munich beer tent that "we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands". Read More

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Hurricane season starts June 1

Hurricane season starts June 1

Governor Phil Bryant has declared May 29th through June 2nd as Hurricane Preparedness Week in MS to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. "It's really important that you know how to make phone calls and get in touch with people if your cell phone dies". What are the 2017 Atlantic tropical cyclone names? . Read More

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Massive Explosion in Kabul, At Least 60 People Injured

A large suicide vehicle blast killed or wounded dozens in the Afghan capital of Kabul . Waheed Majroh, a spokesman for Afghan health ministry, told Al Jazeera that at least 60 people were taken to hospital after the blast. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Houses hundreds of meters away from the blast were damaged with windows and doors blown off their hinges. Read More

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Major US Jewish Organizations Praise Trump's Israel Visit

Abbas announced he is ready to be Trump's partner in securing peace in the Middle East through establishment of a Palestinian state on land captured by Israel in 1967. Which is why Israelis of nearly all political persuasions were excited to see Air Force One touch down Tuesday from Riyadh, marking the first official direct flight from Saudi Arabia to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Read More

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Joe Lieberman Is Top Pick for FBI Director

Lieberman a 75-year-old an Orthodox Jew, was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, the first Jewish candidate on a presidential ticket. The White House says President Donald Trump will be interviewing four potential candidates to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More

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Trump says he favors more money for health care

Even when authorized, top officials in the Trump White House frequently request anonymity to brief reporters "on background", meaning their names will not be disclosed. Leaders of seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration more time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement. Read More

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US, China could decide this week on North Korea sanctions

US, China could decide this week on North Korea sanctions

She said we think that China is trying to counter what is happening now and we will continue to work with them. Beijing has significant influence over North Korea, 90 percent of whose trade is with China. China is pushing Pyongyang through back channels to change its behavior and discussing with the United States the timing of a possible new sanctions resolution, Haley yesterday told reporters. Read More

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Krauthammer: Middle East peace a perennial pursuit

Krauthammer: Middle East peace a perennial pursuit

Israeli opposition Labour party leader Isaac Herzog attended the rally and threw his support behind a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "The idea that we can give up territory and achieve peace is not right", Netanyahu told Army Radio. United States president Donald Trump delivers his final speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem before his departure, on May 23, 2017. Read More

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