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Annual Memorial Day Service In Fernley

During that visit, the president greeted other families who had lost loved ones. The Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council hosted its 12th annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 28, at the national cemetery. Trump is also set to lay a wreath Monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many USA military members and others who have served the country . Read More »

British PM Candidates Clash Over Brexit In TV Grilling

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She then responded: "I think you'll find that what the people in Brussels look at is the record that I have of negotiating with them... on justice and home affairs, which people said we were never going to get and I got those [in the] negotiations". Read More »

State Dept. criticizes Turkey for violence outside embassy

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Videos show people pushing past police to confront a small group of protesters across the street. "The State Department has raised its concerns about these events at the highest levels and a thorough investigation that will allow us to hold the responsible individuals accountable is of the utmost importance to us". Read More »

Sri Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, rescue operations on

At an intersection close to Agalawatte, 60 miles (98km) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, four bodies in coffins were kept in a house, awaiting boats to be taken to a temple where displaced people have taken refuge. A Sri Lankan flood victim cleans his shop in Colombo . Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the global community, following the worst rains since 2003. Read More »

USA coalition air strike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria

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The coalition said it carried out the strike after Russian attempts to halt the advance on the town apparently failed to stop the troops from advancing. That thinking changed in April with the missile strike fired against Assad's air force in response to Assad's deadly chemical weapons attack. Syrian state media gave no precise toll in the attack, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, reported eight killed, with "most of them non-Syrian". Read More »

British PM Urges Continued Vigilance As Terror Threat Level Reduced

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So far, 13 people have been arrested in the investigation, with 11 still in custody. Another 116 were injured in the blast which was claimed by the extremist Islamic State group. "The public should be clear about what this means", May said. And Lancashire County Cricket Club also announced extra security for a gig by the Courteeners, an indie rock group, at Old Trafford cricket ground which 50,000 people were expected to attend. Read More »

Police make new arrest in Manchester bombing

For the first time, suspected Islamist terrorists are being prevented from returning to the United Kingdom, the home secretary has said, as she warned that members of the Manchester bombers' terror network could still be at large. 'Where did you see him with it during that time?' The suspects have not been identified or charged. TEOs, introduced as part of the 2015 Counter-terrorism and Security Act , allow the home secretary to ban Britons from returning home. Read More »

May and Corbyn put on the spot in live TV grilling

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May faced a live studio audience on Monday night ahead of the general election on June 8 . Britons elect a new government in 10 days' time as polls show May's Conservatives are seeing their lead over the opposition Labour Party narrow. Read More »

Convicted paedophiles in Australia will lose their travel rights

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At least 780 registered child sex offenders travelled overseas previous year, according to evidence given to a Senate committee hearing last week. Convicted paedophiles will soon have their passports cancelled and will no longer be allowed to travel overseas, under strict new laws to be introduced into federal parliament next month. Read More »

The scorecard on Trump and Israel: not there yet

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In what appeared to be a veiled sleight to former US President Barack Obama , with whom Netanyahu had a hard relationship, the prime minister praised Trump for his "bold decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and I want to tell you also how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East", NBC News reported. Read More »

Djokovic starts French Open with decisive win

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The 30 year old who has had a torrid year so far will be hoping to win the Roland Garros as he seeks to reclaim his No 1 spot from Andy Murray . The 12-time grand slam champion parted company with his entire coaching team earlier this month before inviting American great Andre Agassi to work with him during the French Open . Read More »

Brother of Manchester Bomber Arrested in Libya

US intelligence officials also prematurely leaked information about the suspected bomber on Tuesday, which led to the publication of Salman Abedi's name, as well the fact that the attack was a suicide bomb. The National Police Chiefs' Council said the leaks undermines the investigation into the terror attack. The following day, The New York Times published crime-scene photos showing what appear to be fragments of the bomb used in the attack inside Manchester Arena . Read More »

President Trump hails heroes at Arlington National Cemetery

Andrew Beyers (2016). In his speech, Trump offered the nation's respect to Gold Star families and told the stories of some slain soldiers, like Maj. "Today we also hold a special vigil for heroes whose stories we can not tell, because their names are known to God alone-the unknown soldiers", Trump said. Read More »

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Noriega, 83, passed away in the Panama City public Santo Tomas hospital where he had been recovering from early March surgery to remove a brain tumor, and a subsequent operation to clean up cerebral bleeding. After surrendering to USA troops in January 1990, he was flown to the United States where he was convicted on drug trafficking and money laundering charges, and sentenced to prison. Read More »

UK police arrest another man in concert bombing probe

Abedi's father and younger brother have also been arrested in Libya following the attack. He said he spoke to his son five days ago and that he was getting ready for a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Multiple media outlets said Thursday, citing anonymous British intelligence sources, that the Greater Manchester Police would stop sharing information on their fast-developing investigation into the bombing with US counterparts, but the United Kingdom government did not confirm that. Read More »

Aid groups warn of chaos after Mosul civilians told to flee

Iraq's Iran-backed Shi'ite paramilitary force said on Sunday it had dislodged Islamic State from a number of villages west of Mosul , scoring further progress towards the border with Syria. On Friday, the government dropped leaflets urging civilians to flee. The UN last week said up to 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting moves to the Old City. Read More »

United States decries Washington brawl during Turkish president's visit

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Shortly afterward, chaos begins, which the police in D.C. said was a "brutal attack on peace protesters" by a member of Erdogan's security detail. Nine people were hurt during the fight and two were arrested as a result - one for aggravated assault and the other for assault on a police officer, Fox News reported . Read More »

South Korean military fires warning shots at object flown from North

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Concern is growing in the United States after North Korea claimed the Hwasong-12 could strike USA assets in Hawaii and Alaska. North Korea's president is fully aware that attacking the United States would be tantamount to suicide. A statement that additional sanctions were merited after Pyongyang's ballistic missile test last weekend was released on Monday, signed by all 15 Security Council members, including North Korea's patron China . Read More »

FBI declines to provide Comey memos to Congress

One reason - CBS News has learned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is now involved in determining the scope of what Mr. Comey will be talking about before the committee. In response to the letter, Chaffetz on Thursday repeated the committee's demand to be provided with the memos by June 8. At the end of the letter to the FBI, Chaffetz further stated that "Congress and the American public have a right and a duty to examine this issue independently of the Special Counsel's ... Read More »

'Kushner more than willing to answer Russia-related questions'

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The latest reports in the Russian Federation matter said Kushner spoke with Russia's ambassador to the United States about setting up secret communications with Moscow during the presidential transition. Kislyak reportedly was taken aback by the request, which involved possibly using Russian communications equipment at its embassy or consulate. Republican US senator Lindsey Graham told CNN he doubted the Kushner reports were accurate. Read More »

Sixers will pick third in 2017 NBA Draft

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The Philadelphia 76ers had a chance to potentially walk away with two top four picks in one of the deepest drafts in years. "I think there's gonna be probably fifty kids that are going to be in this draft that are going to be really well known". Read More »

Malaysia wants South China Sea CoC to be finalised soon

Liu Zhenmin , vice foreign minister of China , stated during yesterday's press conference that the guidelines have taken every related party and their interests into consideration. Duterte on Friday revealed in Davao City that his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping , had warned of war if Philippines started to drill oil in the disputed waters. Read More »

Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike in Return for Improved Rights

The strikes even led escalation of tensions between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, with several clashes erupted since the end of April. There are now 6,500 Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel , including more than 500 administrative detainees, according to Jerusalem-based prisoner rights group Addameer. Read More »

Oregon mother thanks men who died defending girls

When a 35-year-old Christian extremist, Jeremy Joseph Christian , began a racist, slur-filled tirade against two female passengers, one of whom was wearing a hijab , three courageous men-Ricky John Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher-peacefully intervened to de-escalate the situation. Read More »