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Sailors Killed When Navy Ship Hit By Freighter

Japanese officials said they were investigating what happened in the moments before the crash, with an eye toward the crew of the Crystal . Seven men died in the incident, the Navy confirmed. A medevac was also performed on two other sailors with minor injuries. "You will see the USS Fitzgerald back as one of our warships", Aucoin said. Read More »

Modi, Xi meet in Astana

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The killing of the Chinese citizens vindicated the issues of terrorism raised by Modi in his speech at the SCO. Prime Minister at the SCO Summit set the objections of India against One Belt One Road ( OBOR ) right. Respect to sovereignty and regional integrity is necessary. The Prime Minister spoke of need to enhance connectivity in the region. This is the first such meeting between the leaders after India boycotted the high-profile Belt and Road Forum held last which in Beijing and ... Read More »

New York outlaws child marriage under 17

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In the United States, some 170,000 children were Wednesday between 2000 and 2010 in 38 of the 50 states where data was available, according to anti-child marriage group Unchained at Last. NY had been one of only three states that allowed 14-year-olds to marry, the others being North Carolina and Alaska. Twenty-seven states have no minimum age in state statutes, meaning children of any age could technically marry with court approval. Read More »

Australia suspends Islamic State airstrikes after US downed Syrian warplane

In retaliation for the USA attack, the ministry warned that Russian missile defense would intercept any aircraft in the area of operations of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria. The US military said the drone was Iranian-made but it was unclear who was operating it. Earlier this month, the United States shot down another Shahed 129 drone, also operated by pro-government forces. Read More »

US shoots down 'pro-Syrian' drone made by Iran

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An armed pro-regime Shaheed-129 UAV "displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces" at 12:30 am local time on Tuesday, the coalition said in a statement , CNN reported. The US F-15E fighter (Strike Eagle) shot down the pro-governmental Shahed-129 drone of Iranian production near At Tanf, #Syria on Monday. Commenting on the situation, a No10 spokeswoman said: "Air operations continue and de-confliction measures are ongoing". Read More »

Will the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive the Saudi-Qatar Crisis?

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In what appeared to be a coordinated move, foreign office officials alleged Qatar was responsible for supporting the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda "at all levels" in an unprecedented diplomatic spat for the Gulf region. "So far five planes carrying perishable food items such as fruit and vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 tonnes of cargo, while another plane will be sent today", Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi said. Read More »

South Korea's Moon Jae-in urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

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The B-1Bs - assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas - also flew in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, and the East China Sea as part of the 10-hour mission, the Air Force said. "North Korea should apologize to Warmbier's family and the global community for the anti-humane act and actively cooperate in identifying the cause of the death", the statement read. Read More »

Sen. Warner Urges DHS To Publicly Disclose Election Hacking Attempts

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Other witnesses will include Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, president-elect of the National Associations of Secretaries of State; Steve Sandvoss, executive director, Illinois State Board of Elections; Michael Haas, Midwest regional representative, National Association of State Election Directors; and J. Read More »

Teen Cadets Stole Two Patrol Cars — LAPD Chief

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LAPD officers pursued two of the stolen vehicles, and the chases ended in crashes. Beck has ordered a "top to bottom" review of the program, and said he hopes the actions of these cadets would not tarnish the entire initiative. She was "an innocent bystander in a separate vehicle", he said. No weapons were in the cruisers, said Beck. They were booked on charges involving stealing the police vehicles and theft of other property found inside the cars. Read More »

Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

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Pro-government forces have had sweeping victories against ISIS , however, and have begun advancing against the group's remaining territory in eastern and southeastern Syria. officials said Tuesday. Australia's defence ministry said it was temporarily suspending the operations as a "precautionary measure". The decision came amid increasing tension between the USA and Russian Federation, which warned it would track coalition aircraft in Syria as potential "targets", and halted a military ... Read More »

Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike

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The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict amid its support of embattled President Bashar Assad . Senior Iranian officials had also put the blame on Riyadh after the Tehran attacks, saying Saudi Arabia was "promoting terrorist groups" in Iran. Read More »

Body found after Los Angeles homeless encampment fire

Her body was found near a wall separating a homeless encampment from a building at the gas station. Los Angeles Police Department detectives were sent to the scene. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze before it spread to the interior of the gas station market or the fuel pumps, LAFD said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Read More »

Coveney To Take Part In NI Talks To Restore Power Sharing

The BBC has been told by European Union sources that the talks will follow the EU's preferred pattern of exit negotiations first, with the future relations between the two sides - including the free trade deal the United Kingdom is seeking - at a later date. Read More »

U.S. shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

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Australia's military said it was temporarily halting air missions over Syria, following the shooting down of a Syrian jet by U.S. forces. The incidents mark an escalation in the area around At Tanf - a base near the Syrian-Jordanian border manned by coalition forces that are advising an anti-ISIS Syrian rebel group. Read More »

American student Otto Warmbier passes away at 22

But on Tuesday, answering a question during an Oval Office meeting with the Ukrainian president, Trump focused on lamenting the length of Warmbier's imprisonment and the delay in securing his release. CINCINNATI (AP) - A cause of death hasn't been determined for a 22-year-old college student who was detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma, an OH coroner's office said Tuesday. Read More »

Russian jet came within five feet of US plane

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But Russia disputes the American account, saying the USA plane made a "provocative" move towards their jet. Then, 10 minutes later, a second US RC-135 entered the zone and was also intercepted by the Russian Su-27 jet, the ministry said. It is noted that during flight under the wings of a Russian fighter was placed rockets. According to the Russian news agency Interfax the Russian Defense Ministry accused the RC-135 of performing provocative maneuvers toward the Russian fighter. Read More »

UVA Mourns Death of Student Otto Warmbier

The 22-year-old was in his third year of university when he was detained in North Korea . The United States, South Korea and others have accused North Korea of using foreign detainees has hostages to secure diplomatic concessions. He praised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson efforts, which hastened Warmbier's rescue mission, to bring back the 22-year-old student on US soil. Trump has warned of a "major, major conflict" with North Korea should it continue its nuclear program. Read More »

Over 200 detained in Russian anti-corruption protests: NGO

The protest Monday was part of a day of demonstrations throughout Russian Federation spearheaded by Alexei Navalny , the anti-corruption campaigner who has emerged as Russia's most prominent opposition figure and who has announced he intends to run for president next year. Read More »

Democrat Jon Ossoff vs — Georgia special election

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Vote Karen Handel ". Election Day is finally here in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Another race, in SC, also is being held Tuesday. Georgia's special election was billed as a potential referendum on President Donald Trump , who has heavily endorsed Handel's candidacy. Read More »

Talkin' 'bout my generation: stark age divide in UK election

During the election, Jeremy Corbyn received widespread backing from United Kingdom artists - with the likes of JME, Skepta, and Wiley also voicing their support for the Labour leader. It's yet more encouraging news for Corbyn, who has managed to turn around both the party's and his own ratings in just a matter of weeks. Asked why he had not "gone further" in reshuffling the shadow cabinet after the election, Mr Corbyn said he alrady had a "strong team". Read More »

US shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers

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The United States is "mystified" over the continued blockade of Qatar by its Gulf neighbors, a top State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday, calling once again for a de-escalation of the diplomatic crisis. military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS". "There comes a certain point where you say, 'Folks, you know, let's get this done, let's get this moving along, '" Ms Nauert said. Read More »

Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

His doctors also said there was no sign to support North Korea's claim that #The American student contracted botulism. He said Warmbier's death shows "we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime", but that dialogue with the North is still needed because sanctions and pressure haven't resolved the North Korea nuclear issue. Read More »