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South Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry

South Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry

The UN and most major aid organizations use the five-level Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) system - from "generally food secure" in Phase 1 to "famine/humanitarian catastrophe" in Phase 5 - to classify food insecurity. He added that the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA)-in Government, the SPLA-in Opposition, and various other entities, took decisions that have fed the conflict, creating "ever deeper divisions between the people of South Sudan". Read More

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Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

The 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate was on a study overseas travel tour in January 2016 when he was arrested for trying to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel in the capital of Pyongyang. No ban is imminent, but deliberations gained new urgency after Warmbier's death, said the official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal diplomatic discussions. Read More

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DNC Said No Thanks to Help After Hack

Democrats apparently ignored warnings of a possible hack previous year according to former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson . The U.S. intelligence community's consensus is that the Russian government carried out a cyber campaign to undermine confidence in the 2016 election results and to damage former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Read More

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Narrow Escape For Brussels After Nail Bomb Misfires

Narrow Escape For Brussels After Nail Bomb Misfires

Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" Tuesday when soldiers shot and killed a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels t. The Islamic State group claimed the attacks, which were carried out by the same Brussels-based cell behind the November 2015 suicide bombings and shootings in Paris which left 130 people dead. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron to reshuffle government after French parliament election win

Emmanuel Macron to reshuffle government after French parliament election win

With 97 per cent of the votes counted by Sunday night, Macron's La Republique En Marche ( LREM ) party won 300 seats in the 577 National Assembly. Catherine Barbaroux, En Marche's interim leader, said the party could now start making changes. For the Eurozone, the body organizing the policy of the European common currency, Macron has called for a minister of finance and a completely new parliament to manage money issues, which would increase bureaucracy. Read More

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Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery

Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery

President Trump delivered a videotaped statement , saying the playing game this year is evidence that "we will not be intimidated. the game will go on". He said he hoped the game would help heal emotional wounds. Infection also is a risk, especially if the intestines were perforated. The gunman's choice of weapons likely magnified the danger to Scalise dramatically, Sperry noted. Read More

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Trump policies could roll back US-Cuba ties, says Mexican academic — Interview

President Trump plans to roll back some of President Obama's opening to Cuba on Friday while leaving other changes - including the embassy in Havana opened two years ago - intact. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had been one of these lawmakers who met with President Trump in the Oval Office in early May to drive his crackdown on #Cuba. "For the first time, a president is coming to Miami to talk about the Cuban issue", said Humberto Diaz Arguelles, president of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association. Read More

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United States says it regrets Russian Federation canceled diplomat meeting

The U.S. State Department said it regretted the Russian cancellation, but remained open to future discussions to try to bridge bilateral differences. Separately, Ryabkov himself, in a foreign ministry statement, threatened that Moscow would take retaliatory measures. Russophobic obsession the USA has already crossed the border, protested on June 20 after talks with French foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov. Read More

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US Shoots Down Drone In Syria

US Shoots Down Drone In Syria

Earlier this month , the USA shot down another Shahed 129 drone , also operated by pro-government forces. The U.S. -led anti-Daesh coalition has been training partner forces at a garrison located in at-Tanf, which sits on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Read More

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Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

Senior Guard commanders said on Monday that the missile strikes were meant to send a message to "terrorists" who carried out attacks in Tehran two weeks ago as well as their regional and global supporters, a reference to Saudi Arabia and the United States.Khamenei's personal directive for the missile strikes, as reported by the Guards, highlighted their symbolic importance. Read More

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Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama

K. Sehgal told ANI that this development has taken an extremely heavy toll on the morale of the terrorists. As the security forces tightened the cordon, the hiding militants fired at them, triggering a gunfight. "It is a big success on our part", he said. According to reports, two local Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists are holed up in the area. The encounter is reported to be taking place in the New Colony Kakapora area of Pulwama district. Read More

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US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah in a bid to remove Daesh from its Syrian stronghold, are often accompanied by US special operations forces. The Syrian government forces' march toward the Jordanian border comes two weeks after they reached the border with Iraq for the first time in years. Read More

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Mom poses with hunky students during daughter's college dropoff

Mom poses with hunky students during daughter's college dropoff

Avery Leilani said when her mom, Danielle Clay, dropped her off for college freshman orientation, she apparently made a few hunky pals on her way out. 'You now have the coolest mom on campus, ' wrote one. Avery's mom is determined to help her succeed in college. Leilani said the parents were encouraged to take silly selfies with the players for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Read More

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Trump takes jab at Democrats after special election loss

Ossoff becomes the latest Democrat to run a widely complemented campaign in a Republican-leaning state, yet still lose. "They pick people in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win ", Crowley said Wednesday. While it would take a larger wave than is evident today, a Democratic sweep of these seats would land the party close to the 24 it needs to take control next year. Read More

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London Bridge attackers bought knives from Lidl for £4 each, say police

Prepared for horror, the Molotov cocktais. "It is hard to speculate what the motive was for wearing the belts", Haydon said in a statement. LONDON , June 10 (Reuters) - London will not be cowed by militants who have killed 35 people in three separate attacks in Britain, but police will ask for more resources to tackle the threat from marauding assailants, London police chief Cressida Dick told Reuters on Saturday. Read More

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Qatar, US sign $12 b military deal amid gulf crisis

Qatar, US sign $12 b military deal amid gulf crisis

Despite the diplomatic crisis going on between Qatar and a number of its Gulf neighbors, the United States has agreed to sell $12 billion worth of American F-15 fighters to the country. The US position was further muddied last Friday, when Mr Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia to ease the blockade, only to have Mr Trump saying hours later that the move had been the right one. Read More

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After Georgia special election, another loss for Democrats

Before that, the district was represented by former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The result comes as relief for Republicans who had grown concerned about whether their party , buffeted by the scandals that have plagued the Republican president, could hold the seat in Georgia's sixth district, which became the most expensive congressional race in United States history. Read More

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Israel denies Daesh link to Jerusalem attacks

Israel denies Daesh link to Jerusalem attacks

Staff Sergeant Major Hadas Malka was fatally stabbed as assailants launched two attacks simultaneously near Damascus Gate in the Old City on Friday. "The Prime Minister demands that the Palestinian Authority condemn the attack and expects the worldwide community to do so too", read a statement issued by the prime minister's office. Read More

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