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Syria army announces halt in fighting in Damascus suburb

The army also warned that any breach of the ceasefire would elicit "an appropriate response". The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Ghouta-based activist Anas al-Dimashqi reported at least three airstrikes early Saturday on the suburbs of Douma and Ein Tarma. Read More »

Operation Khyber-IV: Army captures mountain top in Rajgal

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On July 16, the ISPR announced the launch of Operation Khyber 4 under Radd-ul-Fasaad to wipe out terrorists in the Rajgal Valley area of Khyber agency. Pakistan and Afghanistan have a almost 2,600-km common border, mostly porous, and the militants use inaccessible routes in mountains for cross-border movements. Read More »

Narcotics Worth Crores Seized From Cross LoC Trade Truck

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Thereafter in the premises of Trade Centre Salamabad, Uri while conducting the search of one truck which had come from PaK bearing Registration number XA-267, police said they recovered 25 kgs of Narcotic drugs which appear to be Heroine. These were found hidden inside the wooden boxes and a resident of Chakoti in PoK has been detained pertaining to the case. The trade takes place four times a week through the Salamabad centre in the Kashmir valley and the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in ... Read More »

Trump tweets 'the US President has the complete power to pardon'

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Trump savaged Sessions in a New York Times interview this week, for having recused himself from the Russian Federation probe which POTUS called "very unfair to the President ". Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher, reporting from Washington , DC, said Sessions was now challenged having already denied having discussions with Russians about the Trump campaign, at his confirmation hearing in the Senate. Read More »

Bodycam Footage Appears to Show Baltimore Cop Planting Drugs

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One of the additional videos released by police from that day showed the officers arresting a suspected drug dealer, who appears to admit to the officers that he has marijuana and another unspecified drug on his person. "Once the State's Attorney's Office was aware of the video, the prosecution needed to swiftly disclose it in all other open cases, which Mosby acknowledges are about 100". Read More »

Trump says only crime is leaks 'against us'

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Sessions has been under siege since becoming Trump's attorney general. "These illegal leaks.must stop", Trump tweeted. This directly contradicts Sessions' claims that his meetings with the Russian ambassador were not campaign related, a statement he made after initially opting to not disclose his contact with Kislyak . Read More »

Armed men stand guard in Indore market as tomatoes get expensive

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However, it is not only Indore, as similar incidents of tomatoes being stolen have been reported from other parts of the nation as well. Indian media reported that the unusual sight was prompted by the theft of some 300 kilograms of tomatoes from a vegetable market in Mumbai , which is almost 600 kilometres away from Indore, on Thursday, July 20. Read More »

Senate ref flags key parts of GOP health bill plan

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The measure withdrawing funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. The parliamentarian said others aspects of GOP plan, including work requirements for Medicaid recipients and the repeal of "cost-sharing" reimbursements in 2020, could pass on a majority line vote. Read More »

CNN Says It Will Not Seek To Hire Sean Spicer

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According to sources within the White House , Spicer resigned in response to the president hiring Anthony Scaramucci , a Wall Street financier, as the communications director. You're no longer the press secretary, so nobody's going to make fun of you for that anymore. Trump apparently agrees with his comments as he went to Twitter to blame the media for Spicer's decision. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions Did Discuss 2016 Campaign With Russia Ambassador

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The first was in April, just before Trump was going to deliver his first foreign policy speech and the second was a year ago during the Republican National Convention, according to the Post . In the letter, Mueller makes it clear he is connecting this request to the larger Russian election-meddling probe. "Pardons are not being discussed and are not on the table", Jay Sekulow , a member of President Trump's legal team, told ABC News. Read More »

White House Says Scaramucci 'Will Report Directly to the President'

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Receipts from Scaramucci's tweets show that the financial adviser and Democratic donor held political views in the past that would be considered left-of-center. "We need to turn this around". That tweet has now been deleted. But he has not been uniform in his deletions. In his own statement, Scaramucci said that he's "proud to join [Trump's] Administration as he continues to deliver for the American people". Read More »

Trump tweets that president 'has complete power to pardon'

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Sessions at first failed to disclose his contacts with Kislyak and then said the meetings were not about the Trump campaign. The newspaper, citing the unnamed US officials, reported that Sessions' assertions are " at odds with Kisylak's accounts of conversations during two encounters over the course of the campaign, one in April ahead of [Donald] Trump's first major foreign policy speech and another in July on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention". Read More »

Trump tweets that he has 'complete power to pardon'

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The Washington Post published an article Friday that claimed Sessions discussed matters related to the Trump campaign with Russia's ambassador to Washington during the 2016 presidential race. 'The question is whether he crossed the line and discussed classified information or talked about deals like lifting sanctions if the Russians were interested in investing in the United States or had dirt on (Democratic presidential candidate Hillary) Clinton , ' a second official said. Read More »

Jeff Sessions reportedly discussed campaign issues with Russian ambassador

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The Washington Post reports that Trump has inquired about his authority to pardon aides, relatives or even himself. Reuters has not independently confirmed the newspaper accounts. The Post cites "current and former USA officials". Earlier this week, Mr Trump told the New York Times he regretted hiring Mr Sessions because he had stepped away from overseeing an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the United States election. Read More »

Fighting in Afghan province kills 11 police

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and USA troops are in Helmand to assist Afghan troops. Faryab police spokesperson, Abdulkarim Yoresh, said security forces withdrew from the center of Lolash district on Sunday morning when the Taliban intensified their offensive. Read More »

Bodies found in trailer in San Antonio

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He said: "Late last night we had a call from a Walmart employee, to conduct a welfare check on a truck and trailer that was parked in the lot here". Chief McManus said first responders found 38 people inside the 18-wheeler's trailer, with the possibility of several others feeling to nearby woods before they arrived at the scene. Read More »

Newt Gingrich weighs in on White House changes in Denver

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Scaramucci had also challenged Trump to criticise him, saying he'll be the president of the "Queens County bullies association". Back in 2015, during an appearance on Fox Business Network, Mr Scaramucci called his future boss "another hack politician". Read More »

Trump has rare meeting of full national security team to discuss Afghanistan

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Mattis told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee last month. Visiting the Pentagon today, President Trump gave the impression that the U.S. Should the top-end troop increase proposal go into effect, it would raise the number of USA forces in the country to more than 10,000. Inside the Pentagon, hopes were high that President Trump's emphasis on military might to achieve US national security objectives coupled with a hands-off management style would give the department the ... Read More »

United States special ops chief confirms Central Intelligence Agency ending support for Syria rebels

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In any case, who believes that a cease fire deal with Russia is likely to hold for one day longer than Russia determines is in Russian interests? The U.S. and Jordan. If true, the decision would not end America's military involvement in Syria. The American neocons, who generally move in sync with Netanyahu's wishes, already have as their list of current goals "regime changes" in Damascus, Tehran and Moscow-regardless of the dangers to the Middle East and indeed the world. Read More »

With Russia investigation, Trump should clean house excepting Ivanka, Hicks and Bannon

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Sessions was the first USA senator to endorse Trump and served as a senior adviser to his campaign. Sessions was then Trump's chief advisor on foreign policy issues. And he was named United States Attorney for the District of Maryland in 2005 by President George W. Bush. The president concluded his early morning tweetstorm by calling on Republican senators to "step up to the plate" and advance legislation to roll back former President Obama's healthcare law. Read More »

UAE official: Qatar must change its ways as part of talks

Earlier this month, the Washington Post , citing USA intelligence officials, reported that the UAE may have been behind the hack. Doha denies the charges. In an interview with CNN's Richard Quest, the minister said the crisis was counterproductive to the region and the fight against terrorism. Qatar's move follows sanctions meted out on the country by a coalition of gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia over allegations that it supports the Islamic State and other terrorist group. Read More »

Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions

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The special counsel, Robert Mueller , was appointed by the Justice Department to lead the federal probe into Russian interference. " FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump's involvement in a controversial SoHo development in NY with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump's sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008", wrote reporters Greg Farrell and Christian Berthelsen . Read More »

Five WWII Movies to See Before 'Dunkirk'

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There are soldiers in drastic situations, guns, missiles, torpedoes and other things that you would expect from a World War movie . So, you've really got to be on your game when you work on a Christopher Nolan film. The bravely understated performances given by the actors work in service of this egalitarian objective. And I do after making this film, because what he's talking about is, sometimes there's a line that tells the truth, and sometimes you have to fictionalize things or ... Read More »