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Winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8M sold in California

The numbers drawn were 32, 26, 20, 38 and 58. The last First State Powerball victor was last December when a winning ticket worth almost $121 million was sold at a Selbyville gas station. It was a switch that essentially traded lower odds for increased payouts, such as Saturday night's $448 million victor. The ticket was sold at a liquor store in Pawtucket. Read More »

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

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Separately, 45 percent of those polled disapprove of how he is dealing with corruption, compared to 29 percent two years ago. Stone's documentary series aired on Showtime last week, with Putin strongly in control of the conversation across the four parts, with Stone asking few critical questions on issues including allegations of US election meddling and Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Read More »

Canadian military sniper's kill in Iraq shatters distance record

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In a unique record of sorts, a bullet fired by a Canadian sniper aiming to kill an ISIS fighter in Iraq has surpassed the previous longest-confirmed kill by nearly 1,000 meters. The world record was previously held by British sniper Craig Harrison. He shot a Taliban gunner with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle from 2475 metres away in 2009. Read More »

Only 49 municipalities receive clean audit

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This was revealed by Auditor General Kimi Makwetu in Pretoria yesterday, with the release of the latest audit into municipalities. "The Western Cape continued with setting the pace by increasing their clean audit opinions to 80% of their municipalities", said Makwetu. Read More »

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

While any cross-aisle dealings appear unlikely, Trump's positions some of his key agenda items appear to be strengthened by victories in the Georgia and SC special elections Tuesday night. "And I'm not sure that that's there yet". "I certainly understand the attention from the press around the country". Debbie Dingell of MI. She says Democrats "gave them a run for their money in all of them". Read More »

Vijay dons the jallikattu look for 'Mersal', Atlee's next

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Mersal's director Atlee took to his twitter account yesterday evening to wish the actor on the eve of his birthday and put out the first look poster from the film with his tweet. He wrote, " Here's comes my b'day gift to Vijay na. Now, fans are eagerly waiting for the film to get released. Chennai: In Mersal , Vijay will appear in a triple role - as a panchayat head, a doctor and a magician. Read More »

Macron says door still open for Britain to remain in EU

After talks with Mrs May in Paris , Mr Macron told reporters: "Of course the door remains open, always open until the Brexit negotiations come to an end". May and Macron will also explore the possibility of creating new laws that could see tech firms punished if they fail to remove certain types of content. Read More »

United States fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone

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The unmanned, armed drone was advancing on U.S. forces, and was shot at after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces" according to a statement carried by Reuters. The development comes as tensions rise in Syria with Russian Federation and Iran sending USA warnings. The Bahraini cleric wrote religious justifications for the enslavement of hundreds of women from Iraq's Yazidi minority and helped establish the IS branch in Libya. Read More »

ISIS Destroys Historic Mosque In Mosul As Iraqi Forces Close In

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Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said Thursday. However, back then, the citizens of Mosul disagreed with the group and protected the structure by forming a human chain. "The Daesh (Islamic State) terror gangs committed another historical crime by blowing up the al-Nuri mosque and its historical al-Hadba ... Read More »

Supersonic US bombers fly over Korean Peninsula

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USA diplomatic and defense chiefs met their Chinese counterparts for security talks and pushed China to rein in companies that allegedly deal with its wayward ally North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions. "As we know Mr. Trump loves to Tweet and his Tweets form an important part of the policy directives and the overall environment of the USA political and economic scene". Read More »

Spicer Speaks Up For Trump Again

Spicer was responding to a question about whether there are tapes of the conversations with Comey, whom Trump fired last month, and whether they would be turned over to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which is probing allegations of Russians meddling in the 2016 U.S. Read More »

Ireland's Schmidt makes six changes for final Japan test

Ulster lock Kieran Treadwell and Leinster hooker James Tracy will make their first starts for Ireland in Saturday's second Test against Japan. Schmidt said that a number of the changes were influenced by knocks picked up in last weekend's 50-22 win over Japan and that McGrath (eye), Zebo (knee) and Leavy (cuts and bruises) were not risked. Read More »

Plane 'flown by British pilot' crashes while fighting fires in Portugal

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Maria Jose Andre of Portugal's Air Accident Office said she had been told by the Civil Protection Agency that a Canadair water-dropping plane had crashed in central Portugal while fighting the wildfires. Questions also remain over how so many people could have died, majority perishing on a single road that locals say should have been sealed off by first responders. Read More »

Januzaj set for Sociedad switch

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The past two seasons have season Januzaj regress significantly, during failed loans spells at Borussia Dortmund and then Sunderland. Having made 27 Premier League appearances under Moyes, Januzaj failed to impress both Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho . Read More »

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah in a bid to remove Daesh from its Syrian stronghold, are often accompanied by US special operations forces. The U.S. missile attack on the Syrian base earlier this year was in response to a Syrian chemical attack against civilians. The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast on Tuesday, in the latest sign of ... Read More »

ISIS destroyed historic mosque — USA military

The militant group has been struggling to maintain its grip on the last areas of Mosul , as Iraqi forces fight through the streets of the Old City. Gen. Joseph Martin, U.S. commander of ground forces in the coalition, said in a statement. They have also covered many streets with cloths to obstruct air surveillance, making it hard for the advancing troops to hit them without a risk to civilians. Read More »

Partisan SCOTUS gets district map appeal

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READ: Anthony Kennedy Retirement Rumors: Who Is Trump's Next Pick For Supreme Court? The name comes from Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry, who in 1812 signed an egregious redistricting bill. Appeals Judge Kenneth F. Ripple, a Reagan appointee who struck down the gerrymandered Wisconsin map, did not ground his opinion on the efficiency gap , but he did say that it corroborated his more conventional test of discriminatory intent. Read More »

French Defense Minister Goulard Announces Resignation

His party, Republic on the Move (LREM, ) won a big majority in Sunday's legislative election, and will not need the votes of Modem lawmakers to get legislation through parliament. They deny wrongdoing but their problems are posing a challenge to Macron. "This work should have precedence over any personal consideration", Goulard said in a statement. Read More »

Ex-NBA star goes back to N. Korea

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Swedish diplomats, who represent US interests in Pyongyang, were able to check in on Warmbier recently and reported that the young American was in a coma after being stricken with what appeared to be a case of botulism . Warmbier's parents confirmed their son's condition. He also appears to have prompted recent speculation that he might become Mr. Trump's ambassador to North Korea if diplomatic relations are ever established. Read More »

US Senate poised to unveil health care bill

Aides and lobbyists said they expected the GOP bill to provide health care tax credits linked to people's incomes, not their ages like the House-passed measure, and impose spending limits on the growth of the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor that would tighten further by the mid-2020s. Read More »

North Korea warns against following 'psychopath' Trump

His family is blaming North Korea for "awful, torturous mistreatment". Doctors have described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a " severe neurological injury " of unknown cause. In response to what appeared to be a jab at the Obama administration, the former president issued a statement shortly after Trump's remarks. Hill said North Korea is likely to do everything in its power to cover up the case, and that Washington can not allow ... Read More »

China, US to hold first diplomatic, security dialogue tomorrow

In a characteristically impulsive display of public philosophizing, Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to leave his followers, and his own administration, mulling over his latest stance on North Korea, whose regime the president has repeatedly deemed a grave threat to America. Read More »

Russian Federation faces first test for 2018 World Cup with Confed Cup opener

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National teams taking part in the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup are undergoing tough doping control by the world football governing body FIFA, Chairman of the Russia-2018 Organising Committee, Vitaly Mutko stated on Wednesday. Their task won't be helped by an injury to West Ham defender Winston Reid, however, which leaves Leeds striker Chris Wood skippering a young side against Russian Federation. Read More »