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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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Canada Launches Global Trade Complaint Against US Over Use of Duties

This decision appears even more fraught given the USA administration's critical stance on the WTO; the Trump administration feels as if world trade rules are stacked against them....

Yikes: Camila Cabello Admits the Girls of Fifth Harmony Hurt Her Feelings

Did we use the word "fluke" for the massive success of " Havana "? Meanwhile, Camila has recently spoken out about the reason she left American girl group Fifth Harmony in a ...

Google acquires United Kingdom technology start-up Redux

However, it is believed the deal went through in August. The Verge tested startup's technology a year ago on a tablet. "Moreover, our surface audio technology is more power ef...

Trump says Russian Federation probe is a 'Democrat hoax'

Mueller for months has led a team of prosecutors and agents investigating whether Russian Federation and Trump's Republican campaign coordinated to sway the 2016 election, and whe...

Rain on tap but watch out for Friday night

Mostly cloudy and cold , with a high near 10. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour . A Blizz...

Trump, Bipartisan Lawmakers Discuss Immigration Reform

Led by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, the bill would curtail chain migration and end the Diversity Visa Lottery, which Presiden...

Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue

Sanders said there was a "very short phone conversation" but there was no "interview about the book ", accusing Wolff of falsely making it seem as if he was outside the Oval Offic...

Suspects in death of 4-year-old MI girl captured in Georgia

Police say Diaz and Fields are driving a 2002 black Chevy Cavalier with the MI license plate of DTR1854. A postmortem uncovered signs of Battered Child Syndrome, denoting the gi...

Replay of SpaceX's first launch and landing of 2018

A backup two-hour launch is slated for tonight, January 8 at 8:00 p.m. Zuma is funded by an unknown branch of the United States government and its payload is classified. Falcon H...

HTC Vive Introduces New Vive Pro Headset, Wireless Adapter

CES appears to have other players in the wireless-VR space, as well, and we'll do our best at Ars to cover or go hands on with any promising VR demos, especially any with the HTC ...

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Supreme Court to review Section 377: All your questions answered

Supreme Court to review Section 377: All your questions answered

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review two challenges to a MS law considered to be one of the most extreme anti-gay rights laws in the country. This follows the ape...

'Trump administration trying something new for Pakistan'

'Trump administration trying something new for Pakistan'

The US has given almost $33 billion aid to Pakistan since 2002. The Foreign Military Financing programme, by which the United States pays Pakistan to buy its military hardware ma...

Bigg Boss 11: Luv Tyagi eliminated; show gets its top 5 contestants

Bigg Boss 11: Luv Tyagi eliminated; show gets its top 5 contestants

Luv tells that he will miss the wake up song, while Hina tells that she will miss the peace in the house. Contestants Hina Khan , Shilpa Shinde , Vikas Gupta , Luv Tyagi wer...

Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Sillitoe said he doesn't expect prosecutors to start banging down his doors. "You're not going to waste your resources on cases you can't win or cases your community is against". T...

Astronaut John Young remembered as

Astronaut John Young remembered as "fearless"

He eventually became one of the most accomplished astronauts in the history of the United States space programme. Spanning three generations of spaceflight, he went on to fly in s...