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More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa

More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa

Tens of civilians were killed on Thursday when the US -led airstrikes targeted Syria's northern city of Raqqa with white phosphorus , pro-government Sham FM radio reported. Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said "hundreds" of USA military personnel were taking part in the Raqa offensive. But thousands have fled in recent months, and the United Nations humanitarian office estimates about 160,000 people remain in the city. Read More

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Qatar's FM: 'We are not ready to surrender'

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. DOHA - Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that Qatar rejects any interference with its foreign policies, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported. "So when the Qatari foreign minister says "listen, we need to engage in dialogue", we have done that for many years - that's just a statement for western consumption". Read More

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One Way to Protect Elections From Hacking: Paper Ballots

One Way to Protect Elections From Hacking: Paper Ballots

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office designed its own software and does not contract with VR Systems . Interestingly, several clear warnings about just how vulnerable our voting systems was to foreign hacking were issued before the election, even while many so-called experts were downplaying any such possibility, and when most of the nation's attention was focused on Russian attempts to influence the presidential election by releasing emails and other embarrassing information, ... Read More

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Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify next week in Russia probe

The White House defended Trump's actions when news of Comey's memo surfaced, saying it was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Committee aides complained that the chairman, Representative Devin Nunes, who publicly recused himself from leading the Russian Federation probe in April following a secret visit he paid to White House officials, failed to consult Democrats on the subpoenas. Read More

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Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in besieged city

Military spokesman Restituto Padilla said an investigation would be held to establish how the air force plane killed ground troops. "It's sad but sometimes that happens, sometimes in the tug of war". "This thing that we see today is the first time that any terror organization in Southeast Asia has taken the bold step to actually overtake an entire territory", said Jasminder Singh, a senior terrorism analyst at the S. Read More

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US, Vietnam Reach Multi-Billion Dollar Trade Deal During Prime Minister's Visit

Political analyst Alexander Vuving from the Hawaii-based Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies said the Trump administration attaches importance to promoting ties with Vietnam in light of the country's strategic role in Asia. Mr Lighthizer at the same dinner event noted: "Over the last decade our bilateral trade deficit has risen from about US$7 billion to almost US$32 billion". Read More

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Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer

Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer

Prop weapons include swords, sabers and fake guns. Thursday marked the first day of the four-day-long "entertainment and comic convention". Police also believe he meant to attack officers as well. They have stated that what happened when he brought four guns and several knives to the annual event is "an isolated incident". They say prop weapons won't be permitted now at Comicon because of the situation and extra security is being added with additional screening and fewer accessible ... Read More

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Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

You don't have to accept Theresa May and Nigel Farage's extreme version of Brexit that will wreck the future for you, your family, your schools and hospitals. You wait ages for the main parties to launch their election manifestos and then two come along (almost) at once. The Lib Dem peer claimed the host was "pinning too much faith on the powers of persuasion" of Mr Farron's party. Read More

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Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

While hosting Mr Abbas at the White House in March, Mr Trump boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years ". Earlier this month, the president told Reuters that he wanted to "see peace with Israel and the Palestinians ". Mr. Trump says the United States is ready to assist the peace process "in every way we can". Read More

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Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

The two countries agreed to work out "mutually acceptable approaches" to the South China Sea at formal talks that began last week , an early step toward reaching a deal to exploit what may be the Philippines's largest gas field. Duterte's trip to Russian Federation is part of his "independent foreign policy" that has seen him shifting away from the United States , the Philippines' longtime ally, which he has accused of hypocrisy and of meddling in his country's affairs for criticizing his ... Read More

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US probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul airstrike

That explosive triggered the collapse of the building. WELNA: Well, according to General Isler there had been bad weather for two days before the airstrike and on the morning it was carried out. The lead investigator is Air Force Brig. Instead they relied on the Iraqi forces to be their eyes and ears. The US military said it makes every effort to minimize civilian casualties, even forgoing possible strikes on ISIS if it could potentially lead to civilian casualties. Read More

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Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

China and four ASEAN member states - Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Brunei - are claimants to disputed features in the South China Sea . Duterte said if China is willing to fight so as the Philippines. Until recently, progress has been slow amid disputes over the body of water that China claims virtually in its entirety. "The specific provisions on the South China Sea in the latter part of the chairman's statement recognized the importance of maintaining freedom of ... Read More

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Senator pledges 'to get to the truth' in probe

Flynn's decision, which his attorneys announced in a letter sent Monday to committee chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, and vice chairman Mark Warner, D-Virginia, comes as evidence continues to mount elsewhere in Congress that the former national security adviser appears to have misrepresented his Russian Federation ties. Read More

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Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?" Emphasising that Iran has never sought nuclear weapons and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has on several occasions verified peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear program, Rouhani said Iran has always been at the forefront of combating terrorism and its image is totally clear to the world. Read More

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Trump budget calls for steep cuts to low-income support programs

Trump budget calls for steep cuts to low-income support programs

Trump's budget plan promises to balance the federal ledger by the end of a 10-year window, even while exempting Social Security and Medicare retirement benefits from cuts. Trump would keep campaign pledges to leave core Medicare and Social Security benefits for the elderly alone. President Trump is submitting a budget that balances in ten years, making numerous tough choices to get the nation's finances back on track without touching Social Security or making changes to Medicare beyond ... Read More

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Big game hunter crushed to death by elephant during Zimbabwe shoot

Big game hunter crushed to death by elephant during Zimbabwe shoot

And well, the elephant was killed, but it collapsed on top of Botha, crushing him to death. News24 said Botha was well-known in Zimbabwe and his business basically revolved around getting rich Americans to go on his trophy hunts. Scott van Zyl, 44, was on a hunt in Zimbabwe when he disappeared on the banks of the Limpopo River. A week later, his remains were found in the carcass of a crocodile shot and killed by local authorities, the BBC reported . Read More

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Trump accepts invitation to visit Egypt

Trump accepts invitation to visit Egypt

President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia. Sisi plans bilateral meetings with Arab presidents on the sidelines of the summit on a number of issues including counter terrorism efforts, and the situations in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Palestine. Read More

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