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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says hit Syria for Tehran attacks

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The launch of an Iranian Emad intermediate-range ballistic missile. The extremists have been trying to fortify their positions in the Syrian city in the face of a US -led coalition onslaught on Raqqa, the group's de facto capital. On the one hand, Iran is making an unprecedented use of its weapons technology while on the other hand, it is targeting ISIS in supposed retaliation for the terror attack inside its own country. Read More »

Iran strikes Syria over IS parliament attacks

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Iran has been aiding the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and is a key ally to the Syrian forces alongside Russian Federation and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement. Iran's Revolutionary Guard , a hard-line paramilitary force, has seen advisers and fighters killed in the conflict. The operation comes just days after the U.S. Read More »

Church-going student dies days after release from North Korea

His parents created the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation to advocate for the release of American hostages and to help keep journalists reporting in conflict zones safe. Doctors last week said that Warmbier had suffered severe neurological injuries, and described him as being in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness", opening his eyes and blinking, but showing no signs of understanding language or of being aware of his surroundings. Read More »

Emotional first anniversary for Orlando nightclub shooting that killed 49

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Fifty-three people were also wounded in the three-hour massacre. President Donald Trump also marked the anniversary by tweeting a photo of the victims of the attack. "Unity allows great things; division does not". "That hurt. It hurt in a way that I didn't think was possible", said Leo Murrieta. It was Latin Night at the popular club. Read More »

Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria

The rivals are on opposite sides of violent conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. Several Iranian news agencies reported on Sunday evening that Iran has fired several missiles at the bases of militant groups in eastern Syria. Said Sharif. "Obviously and clearly, some reactionary countries of the region, especially Saudi Arabia, had announced that they are trying to bring insecurity into Iran". Read More »

Architect of Germany's reunification ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies

CDU party posted on Twitter: "We are in sorrow". Shortly after leaving office, Mr Kohl's legacy was tainted by a financing scandal in his party. But that was not the image that emerged in many eulogies. He praised former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for her honesty, even as he recalled a confrontation with her just a few days after the fall of the Berlin Wall . Read More »

Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast

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The weather system is becoming better defined as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico, and forecasters say it's likely it will become a tropical or subtropical storm or depression later Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center said that interest from the Texas coast to the Florida Panhandle should monitor this storm. Elsewhere in the Atlantic basin, Tropical Storm Bret is forecast to weaken as it churns off the coast of Venezuela about 20 miles east-northeast from the Isla de Margarita. Read More »

PM congratulates Leo Varadkar on assuming office as Taoiseach of Ireland

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The Dublin-born politician's Indian immigrant father and Irish mother were in parliament to watch as the 38-year-old was formally confirmed as taoiseach . Now after winning the vote, many will hope the leader will bring his promises to light. It reports: "Despite inheriting Europe's fastest-growing economy, he will face immediate challenges in the shape of neighboring Britain's exit from the European Union, a political crisis in Northern Ireland and a housing crisis at home". Read More »

Shivraj begins fast for peace, farmers launch counter-protest

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Farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district have been protesting for better prices for their produce and loan waiver . Chouhan, clad in kurta-pajama and a Nehru jacket, sat on fast at a pandal erected at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited's Dussehra Maiden here at around 11 am after former chief minister Kailash Joshi put a "tilak" on his forehead. Read More »

Stars of 'Jumanji' sequel pay tribute to Robin Williams

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And now that we know the aforementioned jungle is the selfsame place Williams' Alan Parrish was trapped for decades, Jack Black has stepped up to offer more details. They have to survive Jumanji's risky challenges in order to beat the game and return to the real world, or else be trapped in the jungle Alan Parrish escaped years earlier. Read More »

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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The U.S. goal remains de-escalating the conflict, but Spicer made clear that "we will always preserve the right of self-defense" should actions be taken against the U.S. That led Russian Federation, a close ally of Syrian president Bashar Assad , to warn that it would target US-led coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates River. Read More »

Activists, Journalists in Mexico Complain of Government Spying

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The spyware, known as Pegasus, is manufactured by an Israeli firm called the NSO Group and is sold exclusively to governments. The messages would prompt users to click on a link that would secretly install the spyware on their phones. "It constitutes a form of control over the flow of information and abuse of power". Pena Nieto's office responded with a letter to the editor of the New York Times . Read More »

Adele surprises firefighters who battled Grenfell Tower fire in London

A 52-year-old woman is the fifth victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to have been named, after Scotland Yard announced the death toll had risen to 79. An additonal 70 people are reportedly missing. Authorities may never be able to identify some of the victims, he said. Downing Street confirmed that several London boroughs had come together in a Gold Command structure to co-ordinate assistance to those affected by the disaster. Read More »

The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity

Trump already fired James Comey and admitted on national television that the Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision, which is why he's reportedly facing an obstruction of justice probe. "It looks like we have got a simmering tea kettle here, and the President seems to be testing the waters about whether he ought to go ahead and fire Robert Mueller ", said Richard Ben-Veniste, a former Watergate prosecutor who is now a CNN legal analyst. Read More »

NPA reiterates its priorities as Brexit talks begin

Adding to the complexity is Britain's current political situation, as May lost her Conservative majority in parliament after a snap election, sparking wide criticism of her leadership and worries about how long May and her cabinet would stay in power. Read More »

Korea blasted as recently freed Otto Warmbier dies

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James Foley was a freelance war correspondent before he was captured and held for almost two years. The training will take place against the backdrop of Otto Warmbier's death. Justin Weber told The Associated Press that a news conference is expected later to provide more information. South Korea's Blue House on Tuesday cited Moon separately as saying: "It is very deplorable that North Korea does not respect human rights". Read More »

Tories and DUP set to face legal challenge as deal nears

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Speaking after his first meeting with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier since being appointed to his new role, Mr Coveney said Ireland's unique circumstances are well understood in Brussels. "I am personally committed to ensuring a practical solution that recognises the unique economic, social, cultural and political context of the land Border with Ireland - which so many people pass through every day and it remain our priority to work closely with the Irish Government to ... Read More »

Finsbury Park terror suspect's mum responds to mosque attack

Mr Gardiner said: "I called police because I saw a random van in my cul-de-sac with someone drunk in it and the door open". Police have not made it clear whether there is any link between the death and the attack. May vowed to provide extra police resources to protect mosques. "Our community is in shock", said Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque , urging people attending prayers to remain vigilant. Read More »

'Weapons stash found at Champs-Elysees attacker's home'

The French PM says it's "not satisfactory". Police officials said the man was on police radar for ties to radicalism, and the prime minister confirmed that the man had a gun permit. "Bomb squads were deployed to the scene and the Paris prosecutor's counter-terrorism unit opened an investigation into what is suspected to be a deliberate act", France24 says. Read More »

Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. Manchin said the Senate bill will likely emerge from those meetings looking very similar to the one passed in the House, which he called devastating for West Virginia. The Senate is now hammering out the health care deal behind closed doors, a fact Senate Democrats have slammed. "I have been doing this work since 1977... Read More »

Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million is sold in Riverside County

The numbers drawn were 32, 26, 20, 38, 58 . No one has won the jackpot since April 1, thus the reason for its large size. The jackpot is the tenth biggest in US history and has odds of winning that are one in 292 million. Monday is the earliest the victor can redeem their fortune, but they have up to a year to cash in. The victor could take 29-year payout or a one-time, before-tax lump sum of $279.1 million. Read More »

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) Shares Bought by Stephens Inc. AR

Bettinger Douglas R sold $226,343 worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX ) on Thursday, March 2. The stock declined 0.48% or $0.73 reaching $150.27 on the news. Lam Research Corporation had a net margin of 19.82% and a return on equity of 23.84%. $430,320 worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) was sold by LORD PATRICK J . Read More »

United States says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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Australia has halted air operations over Syria after Russian Federation said it would target US-led coalition planes in retaliation for a Navy fighter jet shooting down a Syrian warplane . The ministry also called on the USA military to provide a full account of why it chose to shoot down the Syrian SU-22. Russian authorities have denounced the incident, deeming it an "act of aggression, ' and said that U.S. Read More »