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US student released from N.Korean prison

The 22-year-old University of Virginia student was medically evacuated from North Korea and flown to Cincinnati late Tuesday. The official, who was not authorised to publicly discuss intelligence, said there had been earlier fear that the U.S. Read More »

IRGC Missile Raid Gesture of Disdain for US Congress: Iran's Parliamentary Commission

Iran's Revolutionary Guard announced on Sunday that it launched several missiles into Syria, targeting ISIS fighters in retaliation for the attacks in Tehran on June 7th. Al-Islam's declaration that the missiles launched were "100 percent accurate" contradicts Israeli reports that said out of four or five missiles launched into the Deir ez-Zor region of eastern Syria on Sunday - a province housing IS militants - only one actually hit its target. Read More »

Public funeral planned for USA student freed from North Korea

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They said Warmbier's severe brain injury was most likely - given his young age - to have been caused by cardiopulmonary arrest cutting the blood supply to the brain. He's also a rare Western detainee who came out of the country in rough shape - the vast majority of Americans detained by the North have been released in relatively good condition. Read More »

Trump Makes Final Push For GA Republican Karen Handel

The matchup between Ossoff and Handel has become a proxy for the national political atmosphere and a test of GOP strength early in Trump's presidency. The House bill they're trying to match has met with resoundingly negative response from voters in Price's old district. "To have our President denouncing Obamacare and nearly wishing and hoping that it fails, I don't know that he appreciates that he's saying: 'I hope people die'". Read More »

Darren Osburbne arrested on suspicion of carrying out Finsbury Park attack

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Earlier this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge, setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area. The London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals. He read a brief statement declaring that an 'an attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths'. Read More »

Gun control debate revived in wake of congressman being shot

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The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said the president is not exclusively responsible and does not "own" the heated rhetoric in American politics, and she said he was justified in responding to attacks. Read More »

Most Expensive House Race in US History Comes Down to the Wire

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Analysts have said the 6th district's slowly declining support of Republicans, who have held this congressional seat for decades, is a direct response to the Trump administration and its aggressive conservative agenda, including a controversial GOP health care overhaul effort that has far less support than Obamacare. Read More »

Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows

Andre Ward may never be universally popular but he earned ultimate respect with a stunning eighth round stoppage of Sergey Kovalev in their rematch in Las Vegas . I hadn't seen a light heavyweight be that effective with the jab in years. "I really don't have a lot to say about whatever they said", Ward said. Read More »

Britain seeks 'special' European Union ties as Brexit talks kick off in Brussels

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If no deal is struck by then, the sides may have to create a transitional deal, possibly prolonging some of the current relationship. Mr Barnier said the meeting was a "useful" opportunity to "get off on the right foot", and quoting French diplomat and European Union founding father Jean Monnet, he said he was "neither optimistic nor pessimistic" but "determined". Read More »

Doctors: Student detained in N Korea in state of 'unresponsive wakefulness'

Twenty-two-year-old Otto Warmbier's (WORM'-birz) high school English teacher, Danica White, says he was an outstanding student with "a good heart". Earlier Thursday, Fred Warmbier said he rejected the regime's explanation that his son fell into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill in March 2016 after his trial for trying to steal a political banner. Read More »

Spicer won't say if Trump believes overwhelming evidence of Russian election interference

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A reporter for The Atlantic texted White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon over why the decision was made to go off-camera for more of the briefings, and he texted back, "Sean got fatter". President Donald Trump at the conclusion of an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Feb. 23, 2017. "Jim, this seems to be yet another example of the president and those who represent him simply", Cooper said, "I don't know, not being on the same page?" The ... Read More »

Man dangles baby out of window for Facebook likes

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They report that the man was charged with endangering the baby's safety shortly after he was arrested by authorities on Sunday. Anxiety about ephemeral recognition in social media has led a father from Algeria to prison. Additionally, the child's father pleaded with the court to forgive the man and stated that he was "just playing a game". But the judge did not agree and said that the picture was clear evidence that the child's life was in danger. Read More »

Brexit talks start with jokes about mountains

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Without a majority for her Conservatives in the U.K. Parliament, May now says she will work to reflect the wide range of views on Europe that exist in Britain , a signal her Brexit policies could soften. EU Commission negotiator Michel Barnier . Europe's leaders are equally resolute that Britain can not enjoy the benefits of European Union membership from outside the bloc. Read More »

Amazon's new customer for food: its new grocery stores

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Chief Executive John Mackey said Amazon.com Inc.'s pursuit of the health food chain began with "a blind date" more than six weeks ago, a whirlwind courtship that culminated in Amazon's largest acquisition by far. "They put the customer first in everything they do and think backwards". "It really is, for all of you 'cause you not only have opportunities to grow at Whole Foods Market ". Read More »

Freed US Student Was "Brutalized" by North Korea

Physicians at the University of Cincinnati Health Medical Center had the family's permission to release the details of Warmbier's condition at a news conference Thursday. "Despite what you may hear, North Korea is probably one of the safest places on Earth to visit". The father of Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old American college student who was detained in North Korea for more than a year, spoke out this week against North Korea and its 33-year-old dictator, Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne

Ms Osborne said her son had never shown extremist views or behaviour. Osborne was taken into custody shortly after the attack when bystanders in the crowd restrained him until police arrived. Christine went on to say that she will not defend her son for the "atrocity" he has committed. May said the attack was "every bit as sickening as those that have come before", referring to three Islamist-inspired attacks in London and Manchester this year that have killed 35 people and injured ... Read More »

5 takeaways from the new United Nations report on refugees

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Across the world, the number of displaced people had risen by 300,000 by the end of 2016 from a year earlier - though the pace of the increase had eased from past years, the UNHCR report said. With 722,400 claims, Germany was the world's largest recipient of new individual applications, followed by the US with 262,000, Italy with 123,000 and Turkey with 78,600. Read More »

Philippines bars workers from traveling to Qatar

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Accusing Qatar of being too soft on terrorism, the Saudi government - joined by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, and later by Libya, Yemen and the Maldives - severed diplomatic ties with Doha, and blocked flights to the tiny kingdom. Read More »

US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea

The drill is expected to last about two-to-three hours, but officials did not give a specific time. However, he did not elaborate further on the nature of the drill. The US often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea , and flew B-1B bombers several times this year as the North conducted a series of banned ballistic missile tests. Read More »

Macron to announce new government line-up

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The new parliament, which holds its first session next week, will look very different: 75% of its MPs have not previously occupied a seat in the assembly, their average age has fallen seven years to 48, and a record number - 223, or 38.7% - are women. Read More »

Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf 'blockade'

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and cut off land, sea and air routes to the tiny peninsular nation that relies on food imports. In a separate interview with The Wall Street Journal, Al Baker said he would not delay any plane orders or put expansion plans in other countries, such as India , on hold. Read More »

President Election - Mamata Banerjee and Congress left Alone Again

Mamata Banerjee and Congress President Sonia Gandhi will be left red faced now as BJP has already got the required mandate and Ram Nath Kovind may have an easy access to the President House. The meeting was hosted by Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray at his Bandra residence. BJP chief Amit Shah announced the name of the 71-year-old Kovind as the party's candidate for Presidential election at a press conference in Delhi. Read More »

Finsbury Park imam: 'I'm no hero' for protecting mosque attacker

The imam rushed out and saw about 15 people on the scene who were tending to the injured and also giving CPR to the man who has since died. Rev. Adrian Newman, said, "An attack on one faith is an attack on us all". Police are also looking into a statement made by his family that he was "troubled for a long time". She described recognising him as "every mother's worst nightmare". Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar Governor

On Monday, Thackeray was critical of Kovind's choice, describing it as caste appeasement. While the NDA's combined strength of MPs and MLAs is closer to the majority mark in the electoral college meant for electing the president, the BJP wants to go one step further and take the fizz out of the Opposition's newfound unity. Read More »