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Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care

The Reform movement called the proposed measure "deeply harmful". Trump tweeted on Thursday that that he is "very supportive" of the Senate's plan . Trump has since called it " mean ", despite celebrating it at the Rose Garden with House Republicans. In other words, under Obamacare, anyone earning $200,000 a year pays an extra tax that helps fund healthcare. Read More »

Iran's Revenge: Tehran Punishes Terrorists in Syria by Missiles for Twin Attack

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Late Sunday, the elite Revolutionary Guards launched six missiles from western Iran into Syria's mostly Islamic State group-held Deir Ezzor province, hitting an IS command base, the Guards said. The attack was the punishment for the "criminal terrorists" and the revenge for the victims of a June 7 attack in Tehran. "Today Daesh is fleeing Iraq and this is an admirable success", Khamenei said in reference to the jihadist group as he received Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Tehran. Read More »

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

PLD's SI was 6.08 million shares in June as released by FINRA. It is down 97.28% since June 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.43% the S&P500. A rating of 3 would signify a consensus Hold recommendation. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.11, from 1.09 in 2016Q3. The active investment managers in our partner's database now have: 775.94 million shares, down from 792.30 million shares in 2016Q3. Read More »

Zola the gorilla shows off wild 'breakdancing' moves in plastic pool

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Here's the original video, sans music, posted by the Dallas Zoo. What I love about the dancing gorilla is that you can basically add any music to the video, although that might not be necessary anymore, because Bob Hagh of the Star-Telegram found the flawless song for this " Flashdance "-esque moment: "Maniac" by Michael Sembello". Read More »

IS destroys 840-year-old al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

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Al-Abadi termed the act as an "official declaration of defeat ".The US-led coalition forces who are assisting the Iraqi government in the anti-Isis battle also stated that the deliberate destruction of the mosque signalled Isis' imminent loss in Mosul . Read More »

Lalu Prasad: Will ask Nitish Kumar to not back Ram Nath Kovind

Sources: Opposition has confirmed former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as its Presidential pick. "After talking with the Opposition, the NDA announced its candidate", Jaju said. JD-U's spokesperson K C Tyagi said the JD (U) would not attend the opposition meeting, saying that it was now "irrelevant" for his party after it had supported Kovind, a low profile dalit leader whose nomination by the BJP has drawn support from several non-NDA parties . Read More »

Ioane fulfills dream with test start against Lions

Read fronted a heavily populated press conference at the end of the Captain's Run at Eden Park on Friday, a little over 24 hours out from the opening test between his All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions . Brother Akira plays alongside Rieko at the Auckland Blues and for the New Zealand Maori. He dreamed from an early age of playing for the All Blacks. Read More »

UK safety operation underway after London fire

Exterior cladding added during a refurbishment may have played a part, residents have said. Authorities and councils across the country are carrying out safety checks on residential blocks and other buildings across the country - especially those that have been given decorative cladding. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over U.S. student who died

The KCNA news agency Friday said that Warmbier was treated in accordance with domestic law and said that allegations that he may have been tortured during almost 18 months in detention were "groundless". He was accused of stealing a propaganda sign from a hotel and, two months later, was sentenced to 15 years hard labour. Warmbier traveled to North Korea with Young Pioneer Tours , a China-based travel company, and planned to stay in the country for five days before flying to Beijing for ... Read More »

North Korea denies torturing Ohio college student Otto Warmbier

On Wednesday Yang and top General Fang Fenghui met with Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the State Department to discuss North Korea and other regional issues. "We went to buy propaganda posters together, so why in the world would he risk so much to steal a trivial poster?" He was sentenced to 15 years hard labor but was released last week in a coma. Read More »

UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly Congo region

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The Kasai region is exceptionally poor and remote in a country that is largely without public infrastructure. Since the start of the violence, more than 1.3 million people have since been displaced within the country as well as thousands forced to flee across its borders. Read More »

North Korea calls US president a 'psychopath'

North Korea Friday denied torturing Otto Warmbier , the USA student who died after being released from the North in a coma, in the first official reaction to his death . "The smear campaign against DPRK staged in the USA compels us to make firm determination that humanitarianism and benevolence for the enemy are a taboo and we should further sharpen the blade of law", the spokesman added , referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Read More »

Israel denies Daesh link to Jerusalem attacks

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A family member of one of the three flatly rejected any connection to Daesh, angrily telling AFP the terrorist group's claim was a "lie" that didn't deserve mention. The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain attackers as Adel Hasan Ahmad Ankoush, 18; Baraa Ibrahim Salih Taha, 18; and Osama Ahmad Dahdouh, 19. Read More »

Bella Thorne Is On Good Terms With Scott Disick!

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The supposed fact that Disick was dating Bella Thorne and allegedly cheated on her while on their trip together in Cannes left quite the impression on the actress, but sources stress that Kourtney wasn't all that surprised, and she was more baffled by the fact that Scott would date such young girls. Read More »

Otto Warmbier dies after being detained by North Korea

Doctors at the hospital said Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. In a sham March 2016 trial in North Korea , he drew a sentence of 15 years hard labor. His language was echoed by South Korean President Moon Jae-In, who said in an interview ahead of a White House visit next week that North Korea bears responsibility for the student's death . Read More »

North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier during detention

The discussions were meant to replace a strategic and economic dialogue held annually under the Obama administration. Thornton said the talks would cover the South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building and construction of possible military facilities have rattled neighbors and caused tension with Washington; U.S. Read More »

USA shoots down drone on Syria-Iraq border

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The extraordinary destruction of a Syrian fighter jet by a USA aircraft on Sunday has precious little to do with the Syrian plane's target in the desert near Rasafa - but much to do with the advance of the Syrian army close to the American-backed Kurdish forces along the Euphrates. Read More »

USA coroner studies N.Korea captive's death

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It should never, ever be allowed to happen. Suggesting former President Barack Obama bears some blame, Trump said "the result would have been a lot different" had Warmbier been brought home sooner. Since 2008, the Young Pioneer Tours agency built up a business attracting young travelers with a competitively priced catalog of exotic-sounding, hard-partying adventures in one of the world's most isolated countries. Read More »

Srinagar: Cop films stone-pelting mob, gets lynched to death

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He was allegedly clicking pictures of people while they were coming out of the mosque. After the situation became out of control, the cop in his own defence open fired on the mob using his service pistol, in which three people got injured. The incident happened when Shab-e-Qadr prayers were under way in the historic mosque-Jamia Masjid Srinagar . Kashmir's chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the murder in a tweet. Read More »

Korea Calls Trump a 'Psychopath'

He died less than a week after returning from North Korea . " We see a young man go over there healthy, and with a minor act of mischief, come home dead, basically ", Mattis said . Trump has had high hopes for greater cooperation from China to exert influence over North Korea , leaning heavily on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his assistance. Read More »

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for health bill

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In Kentucky, five companies that sold insurance on Kentucky's health exchange in 2016 pulled out of the program for 2017. But the bill will provide smaller subsidies, and fewer people will receive them because in 2020 the legislation cuts eligibility at 350 percent of the federal poverty level compared to 400 percent under the Affordable Care Act . Read More »

Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor

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On June 19, the state cabinet had given its nod to the draft amendment Bill, 2017. "These [the liquor shops] are a part of the hospitality and tourism industry which generates substantial employment in the state", the Bill read. However, sale of liquor shall be permitted only through licensed vends which shall not be located within 500 metres from the outer range of the national or state highway or a service lane of those roads. Read More »

Philippines says Islamist militants free hostages after day-long drama

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Police say soldiers engaged in gun battle with fighters who stormed a school near Pigcawayan town on Mindanao island. Omar Obas, schools division superintendent in North Cotabato province, said classes in 14 schools in the interior villages of the town were immediately suspended due to the fire fight between government forces and BIFF members. Read More »