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Sinai clashes leave 10 Egypt troops, 15 militants dead

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Three Egyptian military officers and seven soldiers were killed on March 23 during an operation against terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. The military said the clashes broke out when soldiers raided "an extremely dangerous" jihadist hideout. Read More »

Sinn Fein breaks off Northern Ireland power-sharing talks

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He faces a choice between fresh elections, direct rule from London or maybe playing for time in the hope some compromise can be found. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says there has been no real progress in talks at Stormont. "That is the big change that has come about and it is amplified in many ways by Martin McGuinness's term in office: you do it for everybody". Sinn Fein won 27 seats in the 90-seat assembly in the March 2 election, while the DUP took 28, with unionist parties losing ... Read More »

Cyclone Debbie to force evacuation of 25000 low-lying Mackay residents

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The weather bureau said it was the most significant cyclone since Tropical Cyclone Yasi in 2011 in terms of both "size and extent". The story Evacuations, closures and sandbags as cyclone closes in first appeared on Brisbane Times . Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) commissioner Katarina Carroll said the biggest concern was not just the wind, but the rain and the storm surge that would follow. Read More »

Iraqi military pulls 61 bodies from Mosul as airstrikes probed

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It is also investigating allegations of civilian casualties during two recent airstrikes in Syria. Iraq will open up another front and isolate Mosul's Old City, where they have been fiercely battling with militants, a United States deputy commanding general for the coalition said . Read More »

Victims of the London terror attack

She said she knew they had moved and that they were "very happy". Each person who filled the room in the Bountiful/Davis Art Center shared a unique connection with Cochran. One was an American tourist celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary and the other was a mother with Spanish and Cypriot roots on her way to collect her two young daughters. Read More »

Chinese premier visits New Zealand for trade talks

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In a column published on Monday in the New Zealand Herald, headlined "To New Zealand, with love", Li wrote that rising worldwide instability and uncertainty "have made it all the more important for China and New Zealand to work together to turn challenges into opportunities". Read More »

Why Health Care Can't Be Fixed

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And there may be even more states that will resurrect state legislative efforts to expand Medicaid . He also called it, "The largest Republican welfare plan in the history of the Republic Party". But Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan Friday pulled the ACHA legislation Friday, making, "Obamacare the law of the land" as he said. Read More »

Muslim Woman Targeted By Twitter Trolls After London Attack Speaks Out

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The image of a distressed Muslim woman at the sight of the London terror attack was used as a prop by prejudiced people, so the photographer broke the silence. Some disgusting hateful memes spreading re #Westminster of a young woman in hijab most likely in deep shock & calling family/friends. Twitter users were outraged after a troll targeted the hijab-wearing pedestrian on Westminster Bridge. Read More »

Dubai Police Car Can Go 253 miles per hour

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Besides having a top speed of 407 km/h, the Bugatti Veyron is powered by a 1,000-horsepower, 16-cylinder engine and goes from 0 to 97 km/h in just 2.5 sec. It's owned by a police department in Italy. Sultan said: "We're not looking to just show off with the auto, we're looking to show tourists how friendly the police is here in Dubai". Read More »

Former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris headed to North Carolina

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That was evident following Kentucky's 75-73 Elite Eight loss to North Carolina on Sunday, when De'Aaron Fox struggled to find words in the moments after the heartbreaking loss. and the other at 8:30 p.m. "We want to go there and win it". And in the battle of unlikely heroes - the Wildcats' Isaac Humphries posted a career-high 12 points off the bench, looking like Tim Duncan for a few minutes after having scored two points in his last six games - it was Maye who came out on top. Read More »

Frustrated White House signals it's open to working with Democrats

Schumer disagreed with Trump's assessment, telling Stephanopoulos the president "never called" Democrats about the bill. "We have ideas, they have ideas to try to improve ObamaCare", he said. He said that he's willing to work with Trump on health care but they have to "take repeal off the table". The bill failed to move forward, in part, because of objections of about 30 lawmakers with the Freedom Caucus. Read More »

Pro-China leader for Hong Kong

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With the stakes so high, people are again taking to the streets, and many are bracing for further confrontation. The next few months will be critical for Leung and Lam, with Chinese president Xi Jinping expected to pay a visit on July 1 to celebrate Hong Kong's 20th anniversary of the handover from British to Chinese rule, with large protests expected. Read More »

Cincinnati Police Say 15 Shot, 1 Killed In Nightclub

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NBC's WLWT reported the shooting happened at 1 a.m.at the club on 4601 Kellogg Avenue. That person's identity remains unknown. "But I know we have great police and everybody's doing as much as they can so I feel as safe as I possibly can". Read More »

U.S. confirms its forces behind airstrike on Mosul

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US Central Command, which oversees US military Middle East operations, said on Saturday that a review determined that USA -led coalition operation, requested by the Iraqi government, had struck Islamic State fighters and equipment "at the location corresponding to allegations of civilian casualties". Read More »

VHP chief Praveen Togadia seeks Parliament Act to build Ram temple

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Togadia sought a "Hindu-first policy on matters concerning welfare, development and prosperity", among other things. Elections to the Gujarat Assembly fall due in November-December this year, and the VHP stridency has only provided grist to speculation already rife in the state that polls may be announced earlier than the scheduled date to take advantage of the pro-BJP atmosphere prevailing in the state after the landslide results of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in its favour. Read More »

China's vice premier hails 'unstoppable momentum' of globalization

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Zhang and Zhou's comments come amid concerns about increasing protectionist sentiments among some nations after the U.K.'s Brexit vote and the election of U.S. It was placed 2nd for infrastructure and overall economic strength, 4th in social development but scored relatively poorly in as human capital and innovation capability where it was placed 10th. Read More »

Iraq army blames jihadist bomb for Mosul deaths

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Local residents said at least 137 civilians had been killed in a cluster of homes hit on March 13 and 17. The Iraqi military statement , based on an initial assessment, came a day after the USA -led coalition acknowledged it carried out an airstrike on March 17 at the request of Iraqi security forces against Islamic State fighters in western Mosul . Read More »

Kerala man assaulted in Hobart, Australia, in alleged racist attack

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Limax Joy, who hails from Meenadom in Kottayam, sustained head injuries when five teenagers allegedly hurled racial abuse at him and then beat him up at a McDonald's outlet early on Sunday. I was literally shocked. "While hitting me they were using choicest racial abuses". Soon two others also joined, raining blows on me. The incident was later picked up by the Australian media and have quoted Joy saying, "The racial mood is definitely changing. Read More »

Refugees killed in boat attack off Yemen's coast

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All of those on the boat had official documentation from the UN Refugee Agency certifying that they were refugees. USA retaliatory fire destroyed several Houthi-controlled radar sites in and around the port of Hudaydah - the same immediate area where the refugee boat was struck - with cruise missiles. Read More »

Why Buhari Can't Renominate Magu for EFCC Job - Melaye

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SERAP posited that the Senate and the President had failed their legitimate governmental goal of working together to promote and enhance the independence, integrity and effectiveness of the country's main anti-corruption agency, the EFCC. There is also feelers from different parts that in a country of more than 170 million people, Magu is not the only one qualified to head the EFCC and the President should soft pedal on imposing him on the Senate as that will send a wrong signal. Read More »

Iraq blames Islamic State, not U.S. airstrike, for Mosul civilian deaths

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The U.S. -led coalition acknowledged on Saturday that it had hit an ISIS-held area of western Mosul where officials say up to 200 civilians may have been killed. At the north edge of Mosul , Iraqi army divisions raided and entered the Badush cement factory, to where militants had retreated, Lt Col Ali Jassem of the 9th armoured division said. Read More »

Nearly 4000 Civilians Killed in Western Mosul Since Mid-February

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IRAQI forces have been forced to pause the offensive on the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul because of the "catastrophic" rate of civilian casualties reported in the city. In a statement , the United States Central Command admitted that its airstrikes had hit an area where civilian casualties have been reported. Airwars , a UK-based organisation which monitors worldwide strikes on Isil, suggested as many as 400 civilian deaths could be attributed to coalition raids in March alone. Read More »