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Kushner receives warm welcome in Israel

Greenblatt and Kushner both accompanied Trump in May on his first visit as president to Israel and the Palestinian territories. On the Gaza electricity crisis, the Israeli minister explained that "this is an internal Palestinian crisis that's not going to end", noting that "Abbas is going to increase cuts and soon stop the payment of salaries in Gaza and the transfer of fuel to the Strip as a two-pronged strategy". Read More

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Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

In a joint statement after the meeting, they agreed to study existing and emerging transnational challenges that threaten regional stability and well-being, and to task senior officials with drafting a joint action plan. The clash erupted on May 23 when police attempted to arrest Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of Abu Sayyaf, a small jihadist group in the southern Philippines. Read More

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Boys win protest over school uniform

Boys win protest over school uniform

The school also said it will not penalize the boys who took part in the protest. What a result for the fashion fighters! The school said the change to the uniform policy was being brought into account for summers getting hotter in the United Kingdom but it could not allow an immediate change because it "would put undue pressure on some of our families". Read More

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IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The US-led coalition against the Daesh terror group (outlawed in Russia) conducted 20 strikes consisting of 112 engagements in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, including four strikes strikes near Mosul . The government announced the full "liberation" of eastern Mosul in January, but the west of the city has presented a more hard challenge, with its narrow, winding streets. Read More

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Delhi University Admission 2017: RCC releases first cut off,check at du

The restraint shown by school education boards in doling out marks and the drop in the Class XII results pass percentage of many boards have resulted in a majority of colleges recording a decrease in cutoffs for different courses. Other courses saw a dip of 1-3 per cent. All the main courses from LSR saw dip in cutoffs including BA English (H), BA History (H), BA Political science (H) and BCom (H), reported HT. Read More

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Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

Adam Schiff, D-Calif. But Pelosi mocked the President, saying it was "the first tweet he didn't actually write " because it sounded like a statement many other Republicans have made recently. "That's the most important part". But many Dems weren't fooled by their own party's propaganda, recognizing the defeat for what it was - a massive blow to a party that should be soaring as Trump's agenda struggles in Congress and he is plagued by the media-driven Russian Federation controversy. Read More

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US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Hostility towards coalition and partner forces "conducting legitimate counter-ISIS operations will not be tolerated", the coalition said. The drone incident comes two days after another US warplane shot down a Syrian plane that was attacking US -backed forces near Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital, noted USA Today. Read More

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Will Kushner succeed to broker Middle East peace deal?

Will Kushner succeed to broker Middle East peace deal?

Kushner is aided in his Middle East peace mission by Trump's special representative for worldwide negotiations, Jason Greenblatt , whose qualifications consist of being a real estate lawyer who worked for the Trump Organization. Another issue discussed in the meeting was the subject of incitement by the Palestinian Authority, as one of the demands brought forward by Israel was that the PA stops paying salaries to terrorists' families. Read More

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Brendan Dassey wins in federal appeals court

Brendan Dassey wins in federal appeals court

Brendan Dassey , 27, was sentenced to life behind bars in 2007 over photographer Teresa Halbach's death two years earlier. The majority of the three-judge panel agreed with Duffin that Dassey's confession was involuntary. Dassey to re-litigate his guilty verdict and sentence", Koremenos said. "My assumption is that they would have to release him, based on the judge's order unless they get another stay from the Supreme Court", Dvorak says. Read More

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Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

Merkley and other Democratic lawmakers said Russian Federation used extensive methods in the cyber campaign, including 1,000 trolls, hacking and bots to generate fake messages on social media. One former Obama administration official stated that the White House "was mortified and shocked. there was a sense of immediate introspection, of, 'Wow, did we mishandle this'". Read More

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Afghanistan attack: 20 dead, 50 wounded in car bombing

Afghanistan attack: 20 dead, 50 wounded in car bombing

The blast took place at about 12 noon local time after a auto bomb exploded, killing 24people and wounding over 50 others, Tolo News quoted a spokesman for the provincial governor Omar Zwak as saying. The worst attack occurred in the Afghan capital of Kabul on May 31, shortly after Ramadan began, when a truck bomb exploded in the heart of the city, killing 150 people. Read More

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'I did not make' any Comey tapes

'I did not make' any Comey tapes

Trump disputed Comey's version and claimed the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief actually pleaded for his job . " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Mark Warner of Virginia, top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said, "This administration never ceases to amaze me". Read More

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Insurance company makes comeback to NJ Obamacare health exchange

Oscar Health could help provide coverage to some of the 44 counties and more than 31,000 enrollees who had no Affordable Care Act options for 2018 as of Tuesday, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation . Oscar, which lost $102 million in just its NY and New Jersey markets in 2016, has backed up the claim of other insurers, saying the government still owes them $ 200 million . Read More

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North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier

The comments published by the agency were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons . North Korea accepted repeated requests from the present USA administration, the spokesman said , and repatriated the student on humanitarian grounds "in consideration of his bad health". Read More

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Respect Meira Kumar, but she will lose presidential elections, says Nitish Kumar

The opposition made a pretty predictable decision when it chose Meira Kumar as its candidate for the next President of India. The Dalits, who are in the headlines of late for all the tragic reasons, could be the end beneficiaries in this presidential election for this occasion gives them an opportunity to become a more diverse community and not just a monolithic group of voters. Read More

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Belfast high rise may have same cladding as Grenfell Tower

Gould says the fix work is expected to take two to three weeks. Manslaughter charges could be filed over the fatal London high-rise inferno that left 79 people presumed dead , British police said Friday. "Given the deaths of so many people we are considering manslaughter as well as criminal offences and breaches of legislation and regulations", McCormack said. Read More

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Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

Across the Muslim world, thousands rally against Israel on the last day of Ramadan marking the International Quds (Jerusalem) Day: Iranians march through Tehran chanting " Death to Israel " and " Death to America ", while hundreds of members and supporters of Hezbollah stood at the border fence between Israel and Lebanon with the terror organization's and Palestinian flags, holding signs that read, "We are coming." . Read More

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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

Trump said afterward the USA should have secured his release sooner, calling his treatment "a disgrace" and the North Korean government "a brutal regime". " What happened to Otto is a disgrace. He's so young, and he's been gone for so long", said Grady Beerck, 22, a former soccer teammate. Warmbier, whose parents say has been in a coma while serving a 15-year prison term in North Korea , was released and returned to the United States Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Read More

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Philippine rebels free hostages from school, military says

Philippine rebels free hostages from school, military says

Payne did not give details about operations or say from where the Orions would fly, but they could possibly gather aerial images and other surveillance, including mobile phone conversations. Rebel spokesman Abu Misry Mamah acknowledged in a radio interview that his group staged the attack, but said they only took hold of some villagers to protect them during the gunbattle. Read More

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Saudi Arabia's New Heir Can't Go Soft on Terror

King Salman's decree also means Prince Mohammed bin Salman , 31, will become deputy prime minister while continuing as defence minister. Saudi television channels showed the new crown prince kissing the hand of his cousin Mohammad Bin Nayef and kneeling in front of the older prince, who patted his shoulder to congratulate him. Read More

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Israel and Jordan Intensify Cooperation as Iran Tightens Grip on Southern Syria

According to Israeli sources , Iran's barrage of missiles Sunday evening targeting Islamic State terror bases in Syria, only managed to hit one or two of its targets, Israeli media reported on Tuesday. Separately, Fox News has learned more about the Iranian missiles fired into eastern Syria yesterday. Noting that Iran's policies in relation to the region and global affairs have not changed, Iran's president stressed that if any group tries to attack the country and harm the Islamic ... Read More

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Hurt officer throws 1st pitch at Congressional softball game

Hurt officer throws 1st pitch at Congressional softball game

Press Corps, with money going to aid young survivors of breast cancer. "I think the press enjoyed winning 'cause they've decided they've gotten beaten up enough this year by various people", joked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia was voted MVP for the Members of Congress Team and NPR's Tamara Keith was voted MVP for the Press Team's Bad News Babes. Read More

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2 local sailors killed in USS Fitzgerald collision

The response of the crew of the severely damaged USS Fitzgerald was swift and effective, and I want to point out - as we stand by the ship - how proud I am of them, Navy Vice Adm. Saturday morning, similar data is not available for military ships like the USS Fitzgerald . It was not clear how long the Crystal and its 20 crew members, all from the Philippines, would stay in Japanese waters. Read More

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Gandhian activist Rajagopal to meet CM for intervention to end farmers' protest

Gandhian activist Rajagopal to meet CM for intervention to end farmers' protest

Mandsaur has been kept out of bounds for political leaders by the state administration in the wake of wide spread violence following the death of five farmers in police firing during the agitation. The Chief Minister said his government had already implemented numerous M.S. Swaminathan Committee recommendations. Earlier on Sunday, Chouhan said he thought about the issue of farmers even in sleep. Read More

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Putin offers Comey 'political asylum' during annual call-in show

During his annual nationwide call-in show Thursday, Putin said Russia and the United States had fought beside each other during two world wars and "the Russian empire was key in securing US independence". Putin condemned "Russophobic sentiments" in the Western media that are "certainly affecting the mindset" of Americans, but added: "We know that we have a lot of friends in the United States ". Read More

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This Is Not Your Father's Saudi Arabia

This Is Not Your Father's Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman is also reported to be a driving force behind the monarchy's blockade of Qatar; has overseen the country's war in Yemen, leading to a staggering number of civilian deaths; and has rejected dialogue with Iran . Despite some disapproval in his foreign policy and economic reforms, his views are widely welcomed among young Saudi's. Mohammed bin Salman has been described as particularly "reckless" in the past, both in economic and military policy. Read More

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