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First batch of Turkish troops arrive in Doha

Qatar's diplomatic isolation could last years and its Gulf rivals will not lift sanctions until it abandons its alleged support for jihadists, a United Arab Emirates minister said on Monday. "But what I said last week remains true, in that we have continued to be able to operate, even through that friction", Marine General Joseph Dunford told reporters in Washington. Read More »

Trump forgoes Ramadan dinner

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims perform one of the five pillars of Islam - the fast. The first White House Iftar dinner was hosted by President Thomas Jefferson in 1805. The President has had a fraught relationship with the Muslim community in the United States. The president Trump has faced backlash over his views of Muslims, as well as his travel ban restricting several Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East from entering the U.S. Read More »

Eid al-Fitr in Jerusalem

Saying that "there is nothing more Canadian than helping out your neighbours" in the video, he highlighted how great he felt about the Ramadan food banks, which sends supplies to Muslim families across the country. It is based on the moon's cycle, whereas the Gregorian one is determined by the sun. What is Eid-ul-Fitr? Salaat is performed in a congregation like at mosques or in a community centre. Read More »

Two children among three people killed in Mississauga crash

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One adult, believed to be the only person in one of the two vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said three other people were injured in the crash but their condition is unknown. Police are appealing for eyewitnesses to the crash. Const. Bancroft Wright said investigators are looking to speak with witnesses or anyone who was using a dashboard camera. Read More »

Recreational boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city

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He said they were "all Colombians, and no minors". Authorities said nine people were dead and over 28 people were missing after the boat sank. "It sank extremely quickly". Margarita Moncada, the head of the disaster response agency in Antioquia state, said that according to a preliminary report 99 people were rescued and another 40 managed to find a way to shore on their own. Read More »

Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on USA health-care bill

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Fox News' Pete Hegseth pointed to former President Barack Obama's recent Facebook post criticizing the Senate's healthcare bill. "I'm not saying just kill the bill", Kasich said. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. "I would like to delay the thing", Sen. There's no way we should be voting on this next week. Senate leaders last week unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare , the landmark reform of his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. Read More »

Man dead after Melbourne police pursuit

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He hit a parked auto before taking off and crashing into two other parked cars and the fence, police said in a statement. 'He made a conscious decision to drive recklessly'. The auto was not believed to be stolen, was registered to NSW and police suspect alcohol was involved. Mr Fryer said officers went as far as approached neighbours in the area to see if they had any security footage that could help with the investigations. Read More »

Memphis Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain and thunderstorms over hundreds of miles of territory from east Texas through a broad swath of the Southeast. Read More »

Otto Warmbier, released to United States from North Korea, non-responsive to speech

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He spontaneously opens and blinks his eyes but doesn't seem to understand language, respond to verbal commands or be aware of his surroundings. Warmbier's release came as former U.S. Fred Warmbier , describing his son's return as "bittersweet", wore the same cream-color jacket that Otto wore when making his confession - a statement that he called "an wonderful performance". Read More »

Professor Goes on Warmbier Rant: 'Got What He Deserved'

Warmbier, 22, was arrested while visiting the reclusive country as a tourist. It was at this hotel, North Korean officials said, that Warmbier attempted to steal a propaganda poster, for which he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years hard labor. Read More »

Modi US Visit: Modi Invites Top US Companies To Invest In India

Among those waiting to catch a glimpse of Modi was Mridula, originally from Hyderabad, and working in NY on an H1B visa. Modi spoke of the role of technology in reducing corruption. In the 33rd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' , the Prime Minister said, "Lord Jagannath is the God of the poor; few know that in English, juggernaut means a magnificent chariot, that is unstoppable". Read More »

Orlando remembers Pulse nightclub shootings on first anniversary

Ceremonies honoring the victims and survivors have been going on for almost 24 hours across the city in what officials called Orlando United Day . "The one silver lining that we can find in all of this is the amount of love and the amount of care that everybody has for each other", Viviana Torche said. Read More »

UK Parliament hit by cyber attack, MPs email access restricted

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The spokesman said the 12-hour-long attack was a result of "weak passwords" that did not conform to guidance from the Parliamentary Digital Service and said that an investigation is under way to determine whether any data has been lost. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of web security firm High-Tech Bridge , believes the incident highlights significant shortfalls in government security, and that it is ignoring "cyber security fundamentals". Read More »

North Korea accuses United States of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

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North Korea has accused the USA of conducting a smear campaign against the regime over Otto Warmbier , the American student who was sent home in a coma after 17 months in prison. North Korea officials say Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. His death fanned a conflict between North Korea and the United States that was already aggravated by North Korea's defiant missile launches and two nuclear tests since early previous year as part of its ... Read More »

North Korean Taekwondo Officials and Athletes Arrive in South Korea

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The comment by Chang Ung, the North's delegate to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) came after Moon suggested that two Koreas pool their athletes to form a joint team for the 2018 Winter Games, which the South is hosting. South Korea launched a medium range missile capable of hitting targets in the North. The Korean War started on June 25, 1950, when Communist North Korean troops launched a surprise attack across the 38th parallel into South Korea . Read More »

Philippines Celebrates Independence Day By Bombing ISIS

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If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. But despite the number, there are still about 150 to 200 remaining members of the Maute Group, who are engaging in a firefight with the armed forces, said Lieutenant Colonel Joar Herrera, spokesperson of the Philippine Army's 1st Infantry Division. Read More »

Philippine military declares humanitarian cease-fire in Marawi

Dozens of civilians are also feared dead . "We need to balance this because this is very precarious", Hermoso told reporters. "This (Aidilfitri) is memorable because we are celebrating it away from our homes", he said. Executive Secretary Laisa Alamia of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said the region was profoundly grateful for the assistance which she and DPWH-ARMM Regional Secretary Don Loong received Friday. Read More »

Democracy is being murdered now without declaration of emergency: Yechury

Modi said whoever wants to supply any item to the government , small things such as electric bulbs, dustbins, brooms, chairs and tables can register themselves on E-GEM website. In our country three states-Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala-have already been declared Open Defecation Free, while Uttarakhand and Haryana have been added to the list this week. Read More »

France's Macron considers convening parliament in Versailles palace

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He made the pledge at a meeting at Sorbonne University where politicians, legal experts and activists presented him with draft proposals for such a pact. It was chaired by former prime minister Laurent Fabius, who chaired the 2015 conference on climate change. Schwarzenegger has spoken critically of Trump in the past, posting a video message in early June that castigated the president's move to pull the United States from the groundbreaking 2015 Paris climate accord, according to the ... Read More »

No formal decision made on Rhiannon's future

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But the ABC understands that the extraordinary step of expulsion from the party room is being considered, because previous censures have not changed Senator Rhiannon's behaviour. "My work did not impact on the Greens' negotiations with the government". The disunity prevented the Greens from striking a deal and the government ultimately passed its reforms with the help of the crossbench. Read More »

Collins still undecided on Senate health care bill

Earlier during the show on Sunday, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, defending the Senate bill, said the measure did not make $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid, but after questioning by Stephanopoulos, qualified her remarks. But federal funding for the program would be capped, based either on a fixed amount per enrollee in states or as a lump-sum block grant paid directly to states, according to published reports. Read More »

US, G7 partners remain at odds on climate at environment meeting

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Pruitt, who as EPA chief successfully campaigned for the U.S.to quit the Paris climate agreement , was to leave Bologna, Italy , Sunday for a meeting with President Donald Trump , said a spokesman for the G-7 talks, Davide Russo. When G7 leaders met in Sicily last month, they publicly recognised that the United States was isolated on the climate issue, with the other six member countries vowing to continue their efforts to address global warming by curbing emissions while promoting ... Read More »

APNewsBreak: Nevada House member plans to run for Senate

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She narrowly won and took office in January. " Democrats are abandoning Nancy Pelosi in droves after she led them to another election night loss", the NRSC press release sent out on Thursday said. State GOP Chairman Michael McDonald called Rosen self-serving and untrustworthy for moving quickly up the political ranks with her expected candidacy, saying she is "just in it for herself" if she challenges Heller. Read More »

Hong Kong shares rise as city prepares for 20th anniversary of handover

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Although widely expected, officials have not so far said whether Xi will make the trip, his first to Hong Kong since becoming president in 2013. Xi's visit comes at a time when Beijing stands accused of squeezing the city's freedoms and frustrations have led to the emergence of a new independence movement calling for Hong Kong to break from the mainland. Read More »