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We will not fail in Afghanistan: General John Nicholson

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After a months-long review of his Afghanistan policy, Trump committed the United States last week to an open-ended conflict in the country and promised a stepped-up campaign against the Taliban insurgents. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group's troops have grown accustomed to response techniques for the air strikes over the past 16 years. Read More »

Is Boy in ISIS Video Really American? US Investigates

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Clips of him are interspersed between footage of airstrikes on what is identified as Raqqa, which has been the target of a wide-scale US -backed campaign to dislodge the jihadis. Officials have yet to verify the claims made in the video, but are still working to gather information about the child. But analysts say this is the first time a supposedly American child was used in a propaganda video, though, as Newsweek reports, a British child has been featured in previous videos, including ... Read More »

SC defunds abortion, Planned Parenthood

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Health and Environmental Control will publicly list all qualified non-abortion women's health and family planning providers operating within a twenty-five mile radius of any abortion facility excluded from the state's Medicaid provider network. Read More »

Net worldwide migration to United Kingdom hits three-year low

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Long-term immigration of students was approximately 136,000 a year ago, while an estimated 63,000 emigrated from the United Kingdom having originally come to the country to study. The benefits that worldwide students bring to the United Kingdom are manifold, and far exceed financial calculations of student fees. Worldwide students also enrich our campuses and the experience of United Kingdom students, culturally as well as economically. Read More »

U.S. Department of Treasury - Mnuchin - CREW

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According to the Treasury, Mnuchin's goal in Kentucky was to join Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Greater Louisville Inc. luncheon for the local chamber of commerce, an event that was scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m, according to The Washington Post . Read More »

Bus drives off a pier in Russian Federation, killing 17

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The source also said earlier that three people were missing. Official accounts of how many workers were on the bus that plunged into the sea changed several times Friday morning. Eight more people were injured, five of them seriously, Interfax said, quoting the emergency ministry which carried out rescue works. Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement it had launched a probe into violation of traffic rules and providing unsafe services and was looking into the technical ... Read More »

Will Trump's New Afghan Policy Deliver?

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Hailing Donald Trump's new tough line against Pakistan, top USA lawmakers have demanded that Islamabad be designated a "state sponsor of terrorism" and its major non-NATO ally status be revoked to force it stop from supporting terrorist groups. Read More »

Fleet Commander dismissed after collisions involving 2 CT sailors

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The McCain, a guided missile destroyer, was about five miles off the coast of Malaysia and headed for routine port visit to Singapore when it collided Monday with the Liberian-flagged Alnic MC, a 600-foot oil and chemical tanker. It had on Thursday announced the suspension of the search and rescue (SAR) efforts for the missing sailors in an approximately 2,100 sq mile area east of the Straits of Melaka and Singapore. Read More »

India can not be net security provider in South Asia

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He also noted that President Trump will let conditions determine and guide the USA strategy. Hours after Trump's "threat" to Pakistan , a country that lost over 40000 lives to war against terrorism, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying in a categorical statement asked USA and Pakistan to cooerate on the basis of mutual respect. Read More »

FBI Arrests Chinese National in Connection with Massive OPM Hack

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Yu Pingan, 36, was arrested Monday at Los Angeles International Airport on a federal criminal complaint saying he was providing a malicious code linked to cyber-attacks against USA government data in 2015, Reuters reported. The Sakula malware has also been linked other suspected computer system penetrations in the US. Later in 2011, Yan allegedly indicated via FBI-seized communications that he had "compromised the legitimate Korean Microsoft domain used to download software updates for ... Read More »

Cohn said to have drafted resignation letter after Charlottesville

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Cohn said White House officials had been working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and other leading congressional Republicans on "an outline and skeleton" for the tax reform proposal, "and we have a good skeleton that we have agreed to". Read More »

MTV Invites Transgender Military Troops to VMAs

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Lieutenant Colonel Paul Haverstick, a Pentagon spokesman, said: " MTV has invited service members in their personal capacity to this year's VMAs ". News of MTV's invitation came to light on the same day that The Wall Street Journal revealed Trump's administration was preparing to send specific guidelines to the Pentagon restricting transgender applicants and existing service members from military participation. Read More »

Iraqi forces capture Shia shrine in Daesh-held Tal Afar

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Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil of Iraq's Special Forces told the Associated Press the USA -led coalition provided air cover while Iraqi troops pushed into the town's center. He said the militants were using the tunnels to move into and out of Tal Afar , and were targeting military units. On Monday, Lise Grande, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said that more than 30,000 people had already fled the city and surrounding areas. Read More »

Stratford High School Principal apologizes for controversial comments on dress code

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The dress code on the school's website says "leggings, tights, yoga trousers and spandex must be worn under clothing that cover to mid-thigh" but there are no specifications about size. Following plenty of outrage, the principal apologised to students and parents. She said leggings are meant to be worn "underneath a long shirt that covers your heiny, or a long sweater of some type, or a dress". Read More »

Hamilton and Vettel to resume rivalry as F1 returns from summer break

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I don't think he wants to be my team-mate", said Hamilton ahead of this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix . Will Ferrari's ace driver Sebastian Vettel join Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next season? Lewis Hamilton's current contract runs to the end of 2018, but Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff said he is not taking anything for granted following the situation arising from Rosberg's unexpected decision. Read More »

Dera Sacha Chief Sauda case: Haryana, Punjab on high alert

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Two cars from the Dera chief's convoy will be allowed to pull into the court complex, reported NDTV . Haryana and Punjab are on high alert with schools and colleges across the state staying closed on the day of the verdict. The Police force is also keeping vigil. The Haryana government imposed a curfew in the town of Sirsa and ordered thousands of followers of a self-styled "godman" to home as he headed to court on Friday for a decision in a rape trial that has raised fears of ... Read More »

San Francisco Patriot Prayer Rally Sees Dog Turd Counter Protest Planned

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Others were lower brow, like taking dogs to poop en masse in Crissy Field before the rally was supposed to start. The San Francisco Examiner reported last week that the paramilitary Oath Keepers groups, who carry military-style rifles and tactical equipment like kevlar vests, planned to provide security for the San Francisco alt-right rally. Read More »

Arizona Sen. Flake wants more details of Trump's calls for border wall

Arpaio did not attend the rally, but he has spoken out in favor of Trump in the past. He stated that he was considering a pardon for the controversial former sheriff of Arizona Joe Arpaio . U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton wrote that Arpaio demonstrated "flagrant disregard" for the order and "broadcast to the world and to his subordinates that he would and they should continue 'what he had always been doing'". Read More »

President Macron spends €26000 on makeup

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Macron was speaking after a meeting with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, part of a trip across Central and Eastern Europe to lobby for changes to European Union rules so that workers sent to another country are entitled to the same treatment as local workers there. Read More »

Macau death toll rises to 9 as city struggles with typhoon aftermath

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Macau's government broadcaster TDM said Typhoon Hato was the strongest to hit the world's biggest gambling centre since 1968. More than 120 people were injured, but the city has not suffered any death, which owed much to the prudent, the degree of planning and the long experience of authorities in the matter. Read More »

Sen. Jeff Flake downplays feud with President Trump

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And what the president does, that's his prerogative", Flake told the newspaper. "It's so early in his term and I do think everyone seems to be piling on Trump a bit". "A Republican can't wait to run in front of a camera and trash the president". In a tweet also on Wednesday, Trump wrote that Arizonians in Phoenix were not a fan of Flake: "Phoenix crowd last night was awesome - a packed house". Read More »

De Blasio says removing Columbus statue is on the table

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Mark-Viverito confirmed Tuesday that she wants the review to include the towering Columbus statue, which was gifted to the city by Italian American immigrants in 1892. "The political correctness is killing us". And at Duke University, a statue of Lee was removed after it was vandalized. Valentine said the national push for Confederate monuments to come down inspired them to take action. Read More »