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Russian jet 'came within several feet' of U.S. plane

The U.S. has shot down now two Syrian drones. Drone was perceived as threat to US troops. This could out USA and Russian forces in direct conflict. allies who are pressuring Islamic State in its stronghold of Raqqa. Washington and Moscow are backing different sides in Syria's civil war , which has dragged on for more than six years. Read More »

Courts are right in blocking Trump's travel ban

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President Trump then issued a memo instructing agencies to begin internal vetting reviews and to put the bans into effect whenever the remaining injunctions are lifted. "Procedurally, this is a narrow, but significant, victory for the government". "But it may have the opposite effect substantively". The order signed by Trump on March 6 called for a 90-day ban on travelers from Libya , Iran , Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United ... Read More »

Trump slams North Korea after US student's death

The younger Warmbier grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming. Within weeks, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and hard labor. His family said he suffered from chronic health issues, including back pain, diabetes, an enlarged heart and liver problems. Read More »

USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

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Al-Tanf is a strategic point near the Syrian, Iraq and Jordanian borders. A USA military official told AFP the drone was "on a run toward our folks to drop a munition on them" and was shot down in self-defence. The jet was downed on Sunday evening after regime forces targeted the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters battling IS. Read More »

Sanders takes aim at 'secret' Senate health care bill

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The ad campaign by Community Catalyst Action Fund targets Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska; Jeff Flake of Arizona; Susan Collins of Maine; Dean Heller of Nevada; and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. But with no Democrats backing the legislation, the bill could only lose the support of two GOP senators in order to have the 50 votes needed to pass. Read More »

Led coalition airstrikes kill top ISIS cleric

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Called "Grand Mufti", al-Bin'ali was an important ISIS recruiter and propagandist, appearing in a number of the group's videos, and served as one of al-Baghdadi's closest confidants. In 2015, Bahrain's Ministry of Interior revoked his citizenship. A brief statement from the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) said al-Bin'ali was killed on May 31 when the coalition carried out an airstrike in Mayadin, a city in eastern Syria which is now occupied by the Islamic State. Read More »

US Navy Super Hornet Shoots Down Su-22 In Syria

The Iranian-made drone was downed today, just days after a United States warplane shot down a Syrian government fighter jet in the country's north. Coalition forces are using the Al-Tanaf base by Syria's borders with Jordan and Iraq to train anti-jihadist Syrian fighters and stage attacks against IS. Read More »

Cousin: Ohio sailor killed in crash near Japan was to retire soo

His father, Ret. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Stephen Douglass, told the newspaper that his 25-year-old son was an avid videogame player "and a really good kid". She said Hernandez met his wife, Dora, in high school - "his first love. his only love", and he's also survived by his son, Leon, who is nearly 3. The Palmyra resident and Fluvanna County High School graduate was a teenager when he signed up with the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department in 2014, following in his mother's footsteps, ... Read More »

Israeli Policewoman Fatally Stabbed in Jerusalem

According to police, two perpetrators opened fire at a group of police officers who returned fire, and a third stabbed the border policewoman a short distance away before being shot. Adel Ankoush was training to be a plumber, while the other two were unemployed. The COGAT spokesperson said that permits granted to Palestinians for Friday visits to Al Aqsa mosque were not included in the 250,000 permits that were canceled. Read More »

Bodies, aircraft parts found in search for Myanmar plane

The plane was heading north to Myanmar's largest city Yangon . The plane had gone missing between Southern city of Myeik and Yangon . The search for any survivors is continuing. The military named the captain as "seasoned" pilot Lieutenant Colonel Nyein Chan, who it said had more than 3,000 hours of flying experience. It is the rainy season in Myanmar but a civil aviation official said the weather had been "normal" with good visibility when the plane took off. Read More »

Race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

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A WSB-TV/Landmark Communications poll on June 15 showed Ossoff with 49.7 percent and Handel with 48 percent, with a 3.5 percent margin of error. Their matchup in Georgia's 6th Congressional District has become a proxy for the national political atmosphere and a test of GOP strength early in Donald Trump's presidency. Read More »

Student freed by North Korea dies

Residents rallied around Fred Warmbier with chants of "Otto Strong" and "We love you!" after he answered questions at a news conference Thursday in the high school's media center. While Trump has warned that "all options" are on the table, so far he's focused on pressuring China-North Korea's main ally and benefactor-while looking to get on the same page with a more dovish administration in South Korea. Read More »

Kovind is NDA Presidential candidate

The Mahatma, had on June 2, 1947 at a prayer meeting in memory of Chakrayya said that he would have proposed his name for the top post had he been alive. Advani or Sushma Swaraj could have been made candidates. Kovind may file his nomination for president on June 23, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for the US. Read More »

Trump labels N Korea 'a cruel state' after death of Otto Warmbier

The China-based travel agency that organised a trip to North Korea for an American college student who died after being released in a coma from detention said it would no longer take U.S. Poor hygienic conditions, diet or bad medical care may have been responsible for a coma that North Korean doctors couldn't handle. In his public confession, Kim said he was a spy for South Korean intelligence and was trying to spread religion among North Koreans. Read More »

Family: Freed student's death was the only possible outcome

He died a week after returning home to Ohio. Yun learned about Warmbier's condition in a meeting a week before the release the North Korean ambassador at the U.N.in NY. The University of Virginia student and OH native was arrested, according to North Korean media, for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan. Read More »

S. Korea's Moon: N.Korea bears responsibility in US student's death

Tourism to North Korea - especially Western tourism - has risen significantly in recent years despite worldwide tensions regarding the country's nuclear program. While Beijing may attempt to use such leverage to free Americans in the North, its influence is limited, said Jin Qianyi, a professor at Yanbian University's Institute of Northeast Asia Studies, which sits along the border with North Korea. Read More »

Tight Congressional Race In Georgia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jon Ossoff speaks to volunteers. As FiveThirtyEight reports, Democrats are up by around 7 percentage points in the generic congressional ballot , a metric that's historically been one of the best ways to predict what will happen in House races across the country, and that involves asking voters if they'd prefer a generic Democrat or a generic Republican candidate. Read More »

Portugal battles to contain deadly wildfires amid heat and wind

A spokesman for Spain's Ministry of Defense said it had not lost a plane, denying earlier reports that a Spanish water-dropping plane had crashed. The death toll was raised from 63 to 64 late on Monday. Two army battalions were helping the emergency services . As we drove up the mountain road you could see the flames jumping across from one side of the valley to the other. Read More »

MLB Draft 2017: Royce Lewis goes No. 1 overall to Twins

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A versatile position player, Lewis played third base and center field at the start of his high school career before playing exclusively shortstop as a senior. Then it was McKay, another two-way star from Louisville, going fourth overall to the Rays as a first baseman. Already there is talk he could be a designated hitter in the low minors when he's not pitching. Read More »

Russian Federation threat: Australian warplanes hold fire in Syria

The Syrian Armed Forces have warned the U.S. of "serious repercussions" after a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet belonging to the U.S. Navy shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22. The UAV was reported as an Iranian-made Shahed-129, similar in size to the MQ-1 . The deconfliction line between the two countries had first been suspended by Russian Federation in April after the United States launched a missile strike on a Syrian military airfield. Read More »

USA student sent home from North Korea has been confirmed dead

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This is a young man who had so much promise. For North Korea to detain him and sentence him to 15 years in prison was an injustice. His death has sparked outrage from his family, USA politicians and past school friends. "If the issue of the reunion of families is to be resolved properly, the one who is responsible for the unheard-of abduction of DPRK (North Korean) citizens should be brought to global justice.and the South Korean authorities should repatriate the DPRK women abductees to ... Read More »

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

The 22-year-old died Monday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his family at his side. He said he was kept isolated most of the time but not physically abused. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, convicted of subversion after he tearfully confessed he had tried to steal a propaganda banner. Read More »

Syrian Air Force Fighter Killed by US

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One official said that the drone was shot down because it was "assessed to be a threat". USA officials then sought to tamp down the tensions. A written statement from the USA coalition in Iraq said a US F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near soldiers from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Read More »

Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Afridi

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As they say, batsmen win you matches, while bowlers win you tournaments. In a way, it seemed India had taken a T20-IPL approach to a one-day game. In the final, Inzamam chipped in with a vital 42 off 35 balls. Thousands of fans stayed up late across the country to welcome home members of the Pakistan squad. Read More »