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Backed Syrian forces say Raqqa assault could start in June

The U.S.is convinced that the Kurdish fighters, known as the YPG, are the most effective local force in trying to oust IS militants from their stronghold in Raqqa, Syria. "The SDF accepted ISIS's surrender of the city to protect innocent civilians an...

Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

The commission will reportedly explore potential "vulnerabilities" in USA election systems and how these may open the door to voter fraud, false registrations, and "improper voting". Comey. Carson said the commission was being filled with "politi...

US sees Iran working to preserve nuclear deal

That's according to National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, who is testifying Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee. " There are plenty of weapons running around there and the risk is real, serious, and ultimately a threat to South an...

Same Old Weather Pattern Ahead of Weekend Rain

Overnight the clouds will begin to increase across the coverage area as those low temperatures once again fall down into the mid 60's. We'll continue fine-tuning and tweaking the 7-day forecast as newer computer models come in over the next several...

New Samsung Galaxy Folder Smartphone Spotted in Leaks

The Galaxy S8 runs $750 outright or $30 down and $30/month, while the Galaxy S8 Plus runs $850 outright or $130 down and $30/month. At the same time, the deal applies only for T-Mobile One customers, so those with other plans in place can't get this ...

Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

But the veteran Russian diplomat said the two sides were seeking to "remove all the barriers" in their thorny relationship, and praised his meetings on Syria as "constructive". "You're kidding. You're kidding". "We have thoroughly discussed the Syr...

South Koreans turn out in high numbers to vote for new president

Unless there is a major upset, liberal Moon Jae-in - who calls for a moderate approach on North Korea , wants to reform powerful family-run conglomerates and boost fiscal spending to create jobs - will be elected president. "I will make a just, unit...

Philippine annual joint exercises open

Duterte, who became president in June, once threatened to cut ties with the U.S. and scrap the annual exercises after Washington criticized his campaign against illegal drugs, which has left thousands of suspects dead. Gen. Oscar Lactao and Lt. Gen. ...

Comey: 'Mildly nauseous' FBI's Clinton probe could have impacted election

David Axelrod won't deny that outside forces helped derail Hillary Clinton's presidential bid - but he says the former nominee shouldn't side-step the bulk of the blame. Comey said he couldn't consider that when making the call. Comey said he welcome...

Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Milliken, who died in Somalia, was assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL unit. Pentagon officials confirmed today that a Navy SEAL was killed and two others wounded by "small arms fire" while conducting an operation...

New Zealand rule out Rugby League World Cup captain after cocaine case

The Melbourne Storm suspended Bromwich for two games and ordered him to undergo counselling and treatment courses. "I can't express my disappointment enough in their actions in the early hours of Saturday morning". Bromwich and Proctor said over ...

Afghan MPs for moving United Nations against Pak over border violation

Pakistan's military yesterday said it had killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers in a clash on a major border crossing two days earlier, a claim quickly rejected by Kabul . He said mostly civilians were harmed in the attack. Major General Nadeem Ahme...

Duterte: Arbitration ruling issue just between China, PH

THE PHILIPPINES' chairing of the Asean Summit this week against the "horrifying" backdrop of the brutal war on drugs is a scandal, an worldwide rights group said. Duterte has been accused by members of the previous administration of taking a defeatis...

Iranian Defense Minister Believes Israel Should Be 'Completely Disarmed'

Syria's state-run Sana news agency said Israel had fired several missiles from inside the Occupied Golan Heights, 37 miles south of Damascus, striking a military installation south-west of the airport that serves both military and civilian flight...

Donald Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

US President Donald Trump is to travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this month as part of his first foreign trip , wading directly into the tangled diplomacy of Middle Eastern politics, a senior administration official has said. "People are very psych...

Nigerian president takes to medical advice: minister

Thirteen influential civil society figures, said in a statement on Monday that the president's absence from the cabinet meetings, as well as the weekly Friday Muslim prayers, "has fuelled further speculation and rumours" about his medical condition.

Ballistic missile test-fired from California coastal base

It was the second such launch in seven days from the Central California coastal base. The South Korean and U.S. governments say THAAD is critical to deal with a growing missile threat from the North. The US designates North Korea as one of its top...

Medical marijuana bill moves closer to passing

The emergency rules were necessary to comply with Act 4, which delayed implementation of the voter-approved Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment . That conversation came while the House was struggling over a tax bill aimed at balancing the remai...

Taliban kill 27 ISIS militants in East of Afghanistan

Stoltenberg told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published on April 30 that in view of the "challenging" security situation, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could increase the number of personnel in Afghanistan from the cu...

NSA collected bulk records of telephone calls in 2016, despite law change

The data is contained in an annual Statistical Transparency Report , which offers details on how the government employs certain national security powers given to it by Congress. "At the top of the list is how many Americans' communications are being...

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Vice President Mike Pence makes quick visit to Colorado Springs

Syria came under attack one week after a suspected chemical weapons attack hit the Syrian town of Douma near Damascus. With reporters' cameras and tape recorders rolling, Trudeau...

Colorado Senator Releases Statement On Marijuana Policy

Gardner reacted by blocking nominees for DOJ positions, he said. This story is developing and will be updated . Sessions on January 4 rescinded a policy begun under Democrati...

France Mulls Military Action Against Syria For Gas Attacks

That meant airstrikes, possibly in tandem with France and other allies that have expressed outrage at the alleged Syrian chemical attack, could be launched within hours of a presid...

So you think it is about data privacy?

Earlier this week, Facebook began notifying millions of users that their personal data had been compromised. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill this w...

Baby was born four years after the death of his parents

Tiantian's parents had intended on having a baby through in-vitro fertilization (IFV) and froze several embryos. But five days before they were supposed to have a fertilized embryo...

Hurricane names Harvey, Irma and Maria officially 'retired'

The 2005 hurricane season has the most retired names (five) for one season. Names that are not retired get reused every six years. The new names? Harold, Idalia, Margot, and ...

New York Yankees: Bombs And Brawls In Fenway Win

Flinging his bat down, the menace with which Austin then approached the mound left few in any doubt that he wanted more than a strong word with the pitcher. Yankees third-base co...

No ball: Cauvery protests flush IPL out of Chennai

Khanna. CSK still have six home games to play with all fixtures still set for their original dates. The issue escalated further when a group of protestors pelted shoes insid...

Malcolm Turnbull loses his 30th consecutive Newspoll

Mr Turnbull has also suffered from persistent criticisms by his long-time political foe, Mr Abbott , who remains an MP. The Newspoll showed the Government is behind Labor on a...

Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad ally Russian Federation

The situation in the world is becoming more and more chaotic. The Russian head of state made the comments amid rising speculation that the United States was gearing up to orc...

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Saudi Air Defenses Intercept 3 Houthi Ballistic Missiles

Saudi Air Defenses Intercept 3 Houthi Ballistic Missiles

While Saudi Arabia and its allies have been able to recover areas in southern Yemen from the Houthis, the rebels still control the capital Sana'a and territories in the north. The ...

Rallies In Tulsa Supporting Teacher Walkout

Rallies In Tulsa Supporting Teacher Walkout

The president of the Oklahoma Education Association said before the walkout can end, lawmakers must pass a bill ending the state's capital gains tax deduction , and the govern...

Facebook users still waiting on privacy scandal notices

Facebook users still waiting on privacy scandal notices

On Friday, Facebook sought to quell some concerns over political manipulation of its platform by announcing support for the "Honest Ads Act" that requires election ad buyers to b...

Russian Federation warns against snap judgments on alleged Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation warns against snap judgments on alleged Syria chemical attack

Joseph Francis Dunford already met with Trump in this regard. Trump told a meeting with military leaders and national security advisers he would make a decision by Monday night "...

Media watchdog accuses Israel of 'deliberate shooting' of journalists in Gaza

At least 491 people were also wounded by Israeli gunfire, the ministry said , as thousands of protesters approached the border fence around Gaza for a second Friday in a row, burn...