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New details on first USA jet shoot down in 15 years

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The decision came amid increasing tension between the United States and Russian Federation, which warned it, would track coalition aircraft in Syria as potential "targets" and halted a military hotline with Washington over the incident. The incident took place after a series of clashes between pro-regime troops and the US-backed anti-ISIS group, the Syrian Democratic Forces, near the SDF-held town of Ja'Din, just south of Tabqah, Syria. Read More »

DA MP Breytenbach to be charged for shredding data on NPA computer

The Pretoria North Regional Magistrate dismissed an application by former NPA prosecutor Breytenbach for all charges to be dismissed in terms of section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977. "The same relates to count six where allegations are to the effect that the accused had been duly informed through a notice of suspension that accused one was the subject of further investigation by the NPA", he said. Read More »

Canadian Man Stabs Airport Officer in Flint, Michigan

Police officers gather at a terminal at Bishop International Airport , Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint , Michigan . He is listed in stable condition. The FBI said Wednesday it is investigating the stabbing of a police officer at a MI airport on Wednesday morning as an "act of terrorism". Shaw says "everything is on the table" as far as motive is concerned but cautioned against jumping to conclusions. Read More »

Scalise's Shooter Appears to Have Acted Alone, FBI Says

Investigators recovered 200 rounds of ammunition from the locker, in addition to rifle components, a laptop, and a receipt for a gun purchase. Congressional Baseball game played in wake of shooting during practice. Two Capitol Police special agents engaged him and Alexandria police responded to the scene. He was the most seriously injured victim among the five who were shot last week. Read More »

EU gives $100M to UNICEF for Syrian children

The IRGC statement said that the attack "was a message" and a " warning " to "Takfiri terrorists, their regional supporters and their supporters outside of the region". Murphy's remarks came two days after a US Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time, prompting Russian Federation to issue a threat against American airborne assets over Syrian airspace. Read More »

Theresa May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain

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Speaking in Brussels , Brexit Minister David Davis said London wanted a "new, deep and special partnership" in the interest of Britons and all Europeans, Sky News reported. "The PM will give an update to the other member states on the UK's Brexit plans following the beginning of the negotiations this week", a Downing Street spokesman said. Read More »

China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on North Korea

The furor in the US over Warmbier's death recalls the raw emotions felt after a chemical weapons attack in Syria killed children, prompting Trump to fire cruise missiles at an air base operated by President Bashar Assad's regime. "Meanwhile we will take necessary actions to defend ourselves and our allies", he said. Uri Tours, which has arranged trips for more than 2,000 USA citizens, told "CBS This Morning": "We're reviewing our policies on Americans traveling to [North Korea]". Read More »

Amanda Knox makes Instagram feed public

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And like many animal lovers, she can't help posting photos of her cats. One recent photos even shows Knox dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood with a man in a wolf costume in the woods. She also has dedicated her life to helping the wrongly convicted through work with the Innocence Project and other organizations. Knox doesn't shy away from her past legal travails. Read More »

Aboriginals celebrated in Kelowna

National Aboriginal Day on June 21 kicks off Celebrate Canada! , an 11-day celebration that also includes Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and concludes with Canada Day (July 1). Canada has done a lot of good since its founding 150 years ago. The summer solstice is a day that Indigenous peoples around the world have celebrated for thousands of years. Read More »

Australia to resume air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat

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If the USA seeks to defend rebel forces that it supports by that very fact it is bound to fight the Syrian regime whenever the regime comes into conflict with those 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 »

Man charged in stabbing of airport officer

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The FBI says the suspect is a 50-year-old resident of Canada. "There is complete co-operation between the RCMP and all of the authorities and agencies in Canada and their counterparts in the United States". The FBI said it would be leading the response to the stabbing . Authorities said Ftouhi had expressed "hatred for the United States" during questioning in custody, and were conducting joint operations in Canada and the U.S. Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

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It said the incident would have "dangerous repercussions" on efforts to fight terrorism. But these incidents are tactical; not part of any United States strategy in Syria, analysts said. The official said that coalition aircraft made a show of force and conducted a warning maneuver, and the Syrian fighter jet then aborted its trajectory and left the area. Read More »

Government confident of deal with Northern Ireland's DUP - Hammond

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A deal must be agreed before next Thursday when the House of Commons votes on the legislative agenda of the Conservative Party which was outlined in a speech delivered by Queen Elizabeth II yesterday. The figures quoted were a gross exaggeration and the DUP had never sought a financial package that large, he said. Mrs May was involved and was taking a hands-on approach, he added. Read More »

Mayo and Donegal get home draws in the qualifiers

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Goals from Coilín Devlin and Enda Muldoon helped Derry win 2-13 to 1-6 against Mayo in the previous encounter, back in 2007 at Celtic Park. Elsewhere, Donegal will look to bounce back from their humbling defeat by Tyrone when they meet a unsafe Longford side. Read More »

Explosion kills 3 at a mall in Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered an investigation into the incident. Bogota's mayor Enrique Penalosa said that one of those who died was from France. Authorities have "three concrete hypotheses" on the perpetrators, Santos said Sunday after meeting with investigators, but declined to elaborate to avoid harming the probe. Read More »

India looking forward to win against Malaysia in the quarter-finals

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World No. 6 team, having an in-form striker Akashdeep Singh with the support of SV Sunil, Talwinder Singh and Mandeep Singh will take on the Malaysians on Thursday who are now placed at 14th rank. It is encouraging for India that their forwards have stitched together great work in converting goals with Akashdeep Singh showcasing sublime form. Read More »

Woman cited after crash for letting 12-year-old girl drive

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From the police description and pictures, it looks like the 12-year-old drove into oncoming traffic while trying to negotiate a left turn and struck another vehicle head-on, which in turn hit a third auto in the intersection. During the investigation, police say they learned that Powell told the 12-year-old girl to drive the vehicle from a house in Port St. Lucie to a Circle K gas station in the 200 block of Airoso Blvd. Read More »

Soros: Brexit is a 'lose-lose' proposition for Britain and EU

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Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum past year but there is growing opposition to the government's "hard Brexit " approach of cutting immigration at the expense of trade ties. Asked if he had given any ground to Britain, Mr Barnier said: "I am not in a frame of mind to make concessions, or ask for concessions". Both sides acknowledged the clock was ticking, with the date for the UK's departure from the European Union fixed for March 2019. Read More »

King Salman's favourite son is Saudi Arabia's fresh prince

When Mohammed bin Salman became the deputy crown prince in April 2015, the oil price slump was well under way, and Ali Al Naimi, the oil minister at the time , was encouraging high production to reclaim market share. The pair spoke during a Wednesday phone call and "discussed the priority of cutting off all support for terrorists". "He was the point man on Trump coming to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip". Read More »

Programme a Labour 'sweat shop': Act

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They were brought here to experience what it's like to run a real election campaign. UPDATED 12.10pm: Labour has launched into damage control over the Movement for Change initiative set up by former chief of staff Matt McCarten . He understood the volunteers were on work visas but that was being checked. "Obviously it's important that we comply - or that Matt complied - with all the rules and we're just working through that at the moment". Read More »

Arab states should give Qatar list of "actionable" demands -US's Tillerson

The three Persian Gulf nations, along with Egypt, severed diplomatic ties and cut off sea and air links with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism" - a charge Doha strongly denies. Last week, Mattis hosted Qatar's defense minister here to finalize a $12 billion sale of 36 F-16 fighter jets. The President, with his typically ill-informed bluster, called out Qatar for very definitely totally hella funding terrorists and called for the ban Tillerson was rallying against. Read More »

Leeds University awarded top rating in new official rankings

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A total of 295 universities and colleges took part in the TEF. "We need to recognise that developing a robust TEF that is truly reflective of the UK's excellent higher education sector will take time". The TEF was announced by the Department for Education in 2015 as a measure of both teaching quality and the outcomes it achieves. The acting director of the Russell Group of premier universities Dr Tim Bradshaw said: "This is a trial year". Read More »

Sessions says travel ban needed for security

Trump has been on the losing side in all four court rulings on the March order and has asked the US Supreme Court for an emergency review. Chin says this ruling, along with previous ones blocking a travel ban , shows there are checks and balances to keep the president from doing whatever he wants. Read More »