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Philippines: Militants control 20 percent of Marawi city

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If they lose their base in Iraq and Syria, they have to find another base where they can establish a caliphate", he added. The Philippines and the United States government signed a Mutual Defense Treaty in 1951, where both countries committed to help each other in times of external armed attack. Read More »

Mann Ki Baat: Modi Recalls Emergency, Lauds Cleanliness Initiatives

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Referring to the benefits of practicing Yoga, Mr Modi said, now the health conscious society is taking steps from fitness to wellness realising that Yoga is the best way for true wellness. He said if Arulmozhi had not written to him, he would not have realised that due to E-GEM, a housewife living far away and running a small business can have the items on her inventory purchased directly by the Prime Minister's Office. Read More »

Moon watches test of Korea's longest rocket

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The body has been named World Taekwondo Federation since 1973, but it has been considering a change since the slang abbreviation "WTF" gained currency on social media. "If a North Korean delegation takes part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , I believe it will greatly contribute to realizing the Olympic values, which are about bringing humanity together and promoting world peace", he further said, according to a script of his comments released by the presidential Blue House. Read More »

Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans

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He was speaking after South Korea's sports minister Do Jong-Hwan was quoted as saying some skiing events for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics could be held in North Korea , although officials insist he was misunderstood. South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, says he and President Donald Trump have "a common goal" - the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula . Read More »

Modi-Trump meeting likely to be low-key

All of this is an additional expression of Israel's enhanced worldwide position in recent years as we strengthen the state of Israel", the prime minister said. In a statement , Patrick Kilbride, Vice President of International Intellectual Property, Global Intellectual Property Center said from the halls of the Congress to the Trump administration, U.S. Read More »

Canadian man charged after possible terror attack at MI airport

Investigators have no information to suggest that the suspect received any training, Gelios said . A police officer in Flint, Michigan , was stabbed in the neck at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, in an attack U.S. I would see him at least once a month, when he paid his rent". Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said the condition of Bishop International Airport police Lt. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi defends leadership role, but some Texas Democrats grow restless

While "it's not necessarily her fault", according to Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of OH on NBC's "Meet The Press", "they spent, I would say, hundreds of millions of dollars against her. "That still moves the needle", said Ryan. "Do I think it's fair that the Republican playbook over the last four election cycles has been attacking Nancy Pelosi and demonizing her?" In a normal political environment, the races in Georgia, Kansas, Montana and SC - to fill seats vacated by congressmen who ... Read More »

Israel Reduces Gaza's Power Supply Further After the Palestinian Authority Cuts Payment

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He told the Security Council that since March 24 Israel has announced plans for almost 4,000 housing units and issued 2,000 tenders, which is an increase from the previous three-month period. Earlier this month Israel announced that more than 3,000 settler homes could be built in the West Bank. The announcement came after the United Nations' latest call on Israel to pull out of territories captured in the 1967 war . Read More »

All Building Cladding Samples Tested Failed Fire Safety: UK

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Renee Williams, 90, who has lived in Taplow Tower since 1968, told Britain's Press Association: "No official came and told us what's going on". "In our response to the government's housing white paper in May this year we drew attention to the fact that external cladding made from combustible material can cause fire to spread", ABI spokesman Malcolm Tarling told AFP by email . Read More »

Trump right to make Cuba pay for its intransigence

Trump accused Cuba of "cruel despotism" in May, vowing to support its people's hopes for democracy, which raised ironic cheers from rights supporters more used to his cozying up to Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other autocratic states. For one, there continues to be overwhelming support among American voters for the U.S. opening with Cuba, which has yielded a significant amount of economic activity both on the island and in the United States. Read More »

Brussels station attacker was Moroccan, 'known to police'

Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the shooting of the suspect " could have been potentially very dangerous ". "He was not known to the authorities for any terrorist connection", Van Der Sypt said, declining to give the man's full name while the investigation continues. Read More »

ICC launches special Twitter emojis for World Cup

For South Africa , pacers Moseline Daniels and Shabnim Ismail claimed two wickets each. International Cricket Council ( ICC ) chief executive David Richardson said earlier this week, "I know that it's easier to be more competitive in the T20 format than it is in the 50-over one, but I think this tournament will show the talent that is available out there". Read More »

An undeclared 'Emergency' in the country now, says Congress

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It, however, acknowledged that the Emergency, imposed in 1975, "was a mistake" and said lessons were learnt. Claiming that the countrys internal security is in jeopardy, the Congress criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not raising the issue during his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat today. Read More »

Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir

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Giving details of the incident, the Director Tourism said that it happened due to the heavy winds, which uprooted the tree that later fell on ropes between tower number 7 & 8 of the Cable Car Project. Baramulla SSP Imtiyaz Hussian identified the deceased as Jayanat Andraskar of Delhi's Shalimar Bagh, his wife Manshea and two daughters - Anagha and Janhvi. Read More »

Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

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Three current employees had been granted bail, while the rest have been kept in detention. Their sentences start from the date they were detained, which was October 14, he added. Global high-rollers, known as VIPs, gambled $46.8bn (A$61bn) in the last financial year in Crown's Melbourne and Perth casinos. Another of Tao Yin's supporters waiting for hours in the Shanghai heat in the carpark wore a bright pink t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase "Think Happy". Read More »

Flint airport stabbing suspect tried to buy gun in US, FBI says

The suspect, Amor Ftouhi of Canada , is in custody and Neville was listed in stable condition Wednesday and is expected to fully recover. Jeff Neville on Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint , Michigan. The Montrealer also mentioned US military operations in Syria and Iraq as his motivation for attacking the cop. "I think it is safe to say that there will be additional charges forthcoming against Mr. Read More »

Senate Bill To Replace Obamacare Could Be In Jeopardy

At least four GOP senators-along with all Democrats-have voiced opposition to the bill. Despite celebrating its passage at the time, the president later privately branded "mean" a version approved last month in the Republican-led House of Representatives, according to congressional sources. Read More »

Trump calls Obama a copycat for saying health bill is 'mean'

Fixing the bill to save Medicaid's expansion theoretically wouldn't convince any of them to change their vote, while further cuts could alienate other so-called "moderate" Republicans like Heller. Trump, who said on Wednesday he wanted a health plan "with heart", told reporters at the White House that healthcare legislation would require "a little negotiation, but it's going to be very good". Read More »

Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban

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Some partygoers celebrating gay pride held signs Sunday that read "No Ban, No Wall, Welcome Sisters and Brothers" while they danced to electronic music at a stage near San Francisco's City Hall. Some activists feel the events center on gay white men and are unconcerned with issues including economic inequality and policing. "This is a moment where we have to really be there for each other in this city and in this country", said NYC Mayor de Blasio, who attended the the event. Read More »

Trump confirms he called the Republicans' healthcare bill 'mean'

But, like the House version, the Senate's bill also aims to phase out the portion of Obamacare that provides federal funding for states to expand medicaid . McConnell can only afford to lose the support of two GOP senators and still pass the bill - and that would necessitate a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Pence. Read More »

'Stay strong' urges council leader in wake of mosque attack

The suspect was yanked from the cab of his van by a furious crowd as he sought to reverse and escape after injuring 10 people in what police said was a deliberate attack on Muslims that was being treated as terrorism. Another witness, who gave his name as Athman, told AFP: " People were screaming: "It's a terrorist attack , it's an attack , this guy attacked us", and I had to run back and tried to save people who were still alive and giving water, helping the police. Read More »

Masjid Qasim Ali Khan announces Eid today

However, this year Mufti Popalzai has left the country for Dubai and his subordinates conducted the meeting. "The committee checked, verified and found 46 out of 50 received testimonies of moon sighting as valid under Islamic Shariah and so first Shawwal would fall on Sunday in the country", the committee member Qari Samiullah Jan announced. Read More »

Leaked tape reveals government's plan for same-sex marriage

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Tony Abbott has lashed out at one his former lieutenants, accusing cabinet minister Christopher Pyne of not being loyal to him during his prime ministership. And in an extended interview with HuffPost Australia , Liberal Senator Dean Smith has intervened , declaring the time for a Turnbull Government policy turnaround on same-sex marriage is nigh. Read More »