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Belgian Prosecutors Say Brussels Bomb Suspect Was Moroccan

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Belgium's Prime Minister, Charles Michel, was following the situation very closely from the crisis centre, according to his spokesman Frederic Cauderlier. Brussels - considered the capital of the European Union - has been on high alert for more than 18 months, since Belgian-based ISIS terrorists carried out attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November 2015, then bombed Brussels airport and the city's metro in March past year, killing 32 people, as reported in The Guardian . Read More »

Guest Editorial…Comey's testimony exposes the 'lies, plain and simple'

But we know Comey was deeply concerned about the meetings and the possibility that the president might lie about them. At the same time, Trump reiterated statements made this morning in his Twitter account that the testimony provided yesterday by Comey in the Senate showed that there was no obstruction of justice or collusion between his team and Russian Federation in the 2016 elections. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's condition: What is unresponsive wakefulness?

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A USA diplomat who traveled to North Korea to secure American college student Otto Warmbier's (WORM'-birz) release also was able to make contact with three other Americans detained there. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert confirmed a message from US Senator Rob Portman announcing the release , 18 months after the young man was detained. Read More »

Trump says he didn't tape of conversations with Comey

Several outside advisers who speak to Trump regularly said the president has not mentioned the existence of tapes during their conversations. President Trump was expected to make an announcement about the alleged tapes this week, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Tuesday. Read More »

U.S. college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

His current visit has already been roundly criticized by some for its timing, during high tensions between the USA and North Korea over its weapons programs and recent missile launches. University President Teresa Sullivan said in a statement that the school is relieved to hear Warmbier was released , but is concerned about his condition. Read More »

Lynch mob kills police officer outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

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But the mob, according to police, overpowered him and killed him. The incident took place on Thursday evening. As per ANI , the deceased DSP was allegedly making a video of the local stone pelting when he was attacked by mob. Meanwhile, several policemen have been deployed to restore normalcy in the area. Policemen posted in the security wing of the Jammu and Kashmir police do not wear a uniform as a matter of service regulation. Read More »

India separatist charged with murder amid Darjeeling unrest

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It is Constitutional duty of the state government to maintain public order. Earlier in the day, a fresh suo moto FIR was lodged against Gurung , his wife Asha and other party supporters under sections 302 and 120B. "If they want to sit at the discussion table, they also need to shun violence and bloodshed". The withdrawal of security forces from the region will depend on the state's assessment of the situation, a senior official said. Read More »

Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

The coalition source also said no members of the United States military were killed. Afghan policemen gather at the site of a suicide bombing attack on the police headquarters in Gardez. The Taliban did not directly claim the attack but described the soldier, who was killed, as a "patriot". Two so-called insider attacks, in which a soldier in an Afghan National Army uniform turns his weapon on foreign troops, in as many weeks have killed three USA soldiers and wounded another seven. Read More »

Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk child care

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In the snapshot, the Florida Republican is seen leaning in to give Trump a hug as she stands with her arms at her side. According to a statement released by Rubio's office, Trump joined Republican lawmakers to discuss tax reform focused on families, in particular, the child tax credit. Read More »

Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window

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Officials say the little boy was playing in a bedroom with his 12-year-old sister and bouncing on the bed when he bounced right out the window. "He fell about 16 feet onto concrete". Kyes said the boy was conscious and alert after the fall from a window on Marlboro Street. Kyes said on Twitter early Thursday the boy was "doing fine". Read More »

United States soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

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Khogyani said the Afghan soldier responsible for the attack was killed. The incident followed close on the heels of a US-led air raid which killed at least three Afghan Border Police personnel in the southern Helmand province . "When heroes fall, Americans grieve", Pence said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of American heroes". The U.S. military in a statement apologized for the deaths and said the incident was under investigation. Read More »

Lakhs stretch and twist on Yoga Day

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Youths are now steadily adopting yoga as a profession. Officials say that the goal of the app is to popularize Yoga and encourage people to participate in it to live a healthy living. The crowd was soon joined by PM Modi, who was accompanied by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath . Addressing the enthusiastic and vociferous gathering, the Prime Minister conveyed his greetings from Lucknow to all those joining the Yoga Day celebrations across India. Read More »

Is Sean Spicer Leaving The White House Podium?

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Spicer, 45, is rumored to be promoted to a role that oversees the Trump administration's news and communications operations, though he told reporters Tuesday that "I'm right here". Trump has previously said that hacking the intelligence community has pinned on the Russian government could have been perpetrated by China or others. Read More »

Manson follower, longest-serving female inmate, seeks parole

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Commissioners postponed the latest parole hearing in December while officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the murders. "The politics and the public outcry outweighed the law", Wattley said. "I thought - it started with love, and then turned to fear", she said. While initially a parole hearing in December 2016 was suspended, Krenwinkel's lawyer, Keith Wattley , who had made claims of the abuse by Manson , is now encouraged ... Read More »

Holocaust survivor wins Israel airline case over gender bias

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Cohen-Lekah also ruled that the airline must declare that it is forbidden for a crew member to ask a passenger to change seats at the request of another passenger based on gender. Anat Hoffman, the executive director of IRAC, described El Al's accommodation of such demands to The Guardian past year as "one more way that ultra-Orthodox extremists get away with demands that have nothing to do with Judaism". Read More »

Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as U.S. envoys

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Ambassador to Great Britain. Mr Johnson already knows Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to Washington . He has been a veteran Republican donor and has helped raise money for George W. Things are a little acrimonious in the United States Senate right now - in case you hadn't heard - but Johnson will nearly certainly be confirmed as ambassador. Read More »

Injured Thurston out for NRL season and World Cup

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Thurston was in obvious physical discomfort throughout the second half of Wednesday night's Origin II at ANZ Stadium, carrying and nurturing his arm as he attempted to protect his shoulder. But the Queensland and Kangaroos veteran said he would not entertain the thought of extending his representative career into next season, where he is still contracted to the Cowboys. Read More »

London fire: 600 buildings have similar cladding

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Flames spread rapidly up the 24-storey residential Grenfell Tower last week, trapping people inside, in what was Britain's worst blaze since World War Two. "No stone will be left unturned in this inquiry and there will be nowhere for any guilty parties to hide". Justice4Grenfell spokeswoman Yvette Williams told the Press Association: "He (Mr Holgate) wasn't left with any alternative, I think it was the right thing for him to do, the community had been completely abandoned by the local ... Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Open gamescom 2017

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The Cologne-based show will welcome Merkel as part of an agreement to have the chancellor attend as a play to improve Germany's game industry. It was announced earlier today that Merkel has agreed to assist in the opening of Gamescom 2017, the first time that she will ever have visited the conference that started in Germany in 2009. Read More »

France Votes 'Onward!'; Macron's Party To Run Parliament

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It says much about the extraordinary rise of Emmanuel Macron that some commentators are describing the outcome of Sunday's second round of voting in the parliamentary elections as something of a disappointment for the new president. The left's defeat is unavoidable. The right is facing real failure. Overall France is charting a positive political path even as the Anglo-Saxon world looks for comfort in nostalgia-driven populist politics. Read More »

Two soldiers killed in BAT attack along LoC in Poonch

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The Pakistani troops had voilated the ceasefire in Khari Karmara of Poonch sector, Jammu and Kashmir . They said the patrol party was ambushed in which two army men identified as Naik Sandeep Yadav and Sepoy Savan Mani were killed and another identified as Sepoy Radi, wounded critically. Read More »

U.S. tells Turkey it will take back weapons from PYD/YPG

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Erdogan has said Turkey would retaliate against the YPG if it felt it was threatened by the group. The Turkish troops reached the southern side of the Syrian city of Azaz, as part of the ongoing preparations by the Turkish-backed rebels and Turkish forces to mount a wide-scale military offensive against the SDF in the Afreen area in the northern side of Aleppo, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read More »