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Policeman stabbed in MI airport attack

Ftouhi , 49, of Quebec, in the stabbing of Lt. Jeff Neville on Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan . News reported that the suspect stabbed the officer multiple times while shouting Allahu Akbar , and that the incident was being probed as a possible terrorist attack. Read More »

Philippine rebels free hostages from school, military says


But Philippines military subsequently said the militants retreated after the gunbattle, and there were no casualties. Mr Padilla said the BIFF, a small insurgent group believed to have just a few hundred fighters, had seemingly sought to capitalise on the military being focused on the Marawi war. Read More »

On 3rd International Yoga Day PM Modi joined 51000 Yoga enthusiasts


Yoga has also become part of education curriculum in various states, he said and added that this would make Yoga become part of one's life from student days itself. Clad in a white T-shirt and loose white pants, Modi shared the event with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who too performed yoga in the light drizzle, reports our New Delhi correspondent. Read More »

Kovind files nomination in presence of PM, NDA CMs

BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, both of whom were seen as probables candidates for the high profile post, were also present. Being one of the prominent leader in NDA alliance, Babu always managed to achieve that kind of attention from BJP top brass. Read More »

Israel gearing up to build in east Jerusalem


USA officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have said that they are pushing Abbas to end incitement to violence against Israel , and to stop paying stipends to terrorists and their families. "This is an opportunity to pursue our common goals of security, prosperity and peace", Netanyahu told the Trump aides. Netanyahu added that Trump's visit to Israel last month was a "historic trip, with fantastic warmth, and made an indelible impression on the people of Israel ". Read More »

Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan


Former Indiana State Health commissioner Woody Myers says the bill worsens an already-weakened health care situation after large insurers this week left Indiana's Obamacare marketplace - something Myers blames federal Republicans for. Obamacare banned insurers from charging their oldest customers more than three times what they charge their youngest. Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover ... Read More »

Why Democrats can't quit Nancy Pelosi


This allegation comes following the loss by the Democratic candidate John Ossoff in the special election for Georgia's Sixth District after Trump nominated Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. A successful Republican strategy in Tuesday's race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District included promoting a relentlessly anti-Pelosi message to drive out the conservative base. Read More »

Brendan Dassey wins in federal appeals court


Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death two years earlier. "In addition to failing to apply a totality of the circumstances analysis to the facts of this case, as required by the Supreme Court, the state court acted unreasonably when it determined that, given the totality of the circumstances, Dassey's confession was voluntary", Judge Ilana Rovner wrote for the majority in a 104-page opinion. Read More »

Saudi king names son as heir

Erdogan and the crown prince also agreed "to increase the efforts to end the tension in the axis of Qatar ", during a telephone call, according to sources. Erdogan has strongly backed Qatar in the crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that cut off relations with Doha after accusing it of supporting terrorism. Read More »

Dozens killed in Afghanistan car bomb


Twenty-nine people were killed and 50 more were wounded in the blast, health officials told the Afghan news agency. Most of the deaths were soldiers, revealed Zawak. He also rejected concerns that Afghanistan could again harbor foreign militants wishing to attack the United States and its allies, as was the case with al-Qaida's attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, saying, " We don't permit others to use the soil of Afghanistan against anyone ". Read More »

What's Next for the GOP Health Care Bill in Congress?

Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. KODJAK: Those waivers can allow states to drop some benefits required by Obamacare like maternity coverage , mental health care and birth control. Read More »

Doctors: Ex-North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier has severe brain injury

Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was detained for alleged hostile acts against the state while traveling in North Korea as a tourist, returned home to the U.S. On Thursday morning, Otto Warmbier's father, Fred Warmbier, thanked the community for helping with the burden of his family's ordeal. Rodman met North Korean Olympic athletes, including judo gold medalist An Kum Ae, reported the AP, which has a bureau in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing US student Otto Warmbier


The meeting, closely coordinated with the U.S. State Department , did not yield the desired results. The North's foreign ministry spokesman put the blame for Warmbier's death on the previous United States administration of Barack Obama which it said had "not even once" made an official request for his release. Read More »

Afghan auto bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand


Among those dead were civilians and security forces waiting to collect their salaries. About 38 others were injured during the blast and were hospitalized, Atal said. The insurgents effectively control or contest 10 of the 14 districts in Helmand, the deadliest province for British and United States troops over the past decade. Read More »

North Korea Is Invading South With Spy Drones, but They Keep Crashing

The meetings between the two sides followed the death of Otto Warmbier on Monday, the American student returned to the USA last week in a coma after being detained in North Korea for 18 months. "He was the best guy I knew". For their part, the Chinese envoys pressed for negotiations, proposing again a "dual-track approach" in which North Korea would suspend its nuclear and missile activities while the United States and South Korea would halt large-scale military exercises. Read More »

China, US to hold first diplomatic dialogue today

Geng said both bilateral and worldwide issues would be taken up during the dialogue, which will be led on the US side by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis . The talks followed what a US official said on Tuesday were new movements detected by USA spy satellites at North Korea's nuclear test site. He said the Pentagon would maintain lines of communication with the Chinese military to head off any escalation in the South China Sea - but keep this separate from ... Read More »

British PM Theresa May defends proposals for European Union citizens living in Britain

The fate of around three million European citizens living in Britain after Brexit is one of the most contentious issues in the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the 28-member bloc, which began on Monday. Other routes to a Brexit halt include disrupting the British government's exit legislation, battling Brexit in the courts or the rise of a credible pro-EU politician who could challenge the consensus and the leaderships of both major political parties. Read More »

Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis - trade minister

The demands include closing state-funded news outlet Al Jazeera , closing a Turkish military base and reducing ties with Iran , a regional adversary, an unnamed official told Reuters . Yet NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that "the impact has been blunted somewhat as Iran and Turkey stepped in to send food and other supplies to Qatar". Read More »

Barrasso statement on Paris climate agreement


The resolution also says the federal government has rolled back "critically important" climate policies, including the Clean Power Plan and vehicle fuel efficiency standards. "I think the USA pledge was already in serious jeopardy based on a set of actions that the Trump Administration took over the last 130 plus days", he said. Read More »

Highland Reel stalks, pounces in Prince of Wales's


The tough colt, runner-up in last year's Juddmonte International at York, held off strong competition to score at odds of 9-4. Highland Reel has at times set the pace in his races, notably in winning the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita last November, but was a stalker in the $955,000 Prince of Wales's Stakes at 1 1/4 miles, the richest race of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting. Read More »

Kushner meets with Netanyahu and Abbas

According to reports in Arabic media, the Americans watered down their demand about payments to prisoners. The invasion is one of the frequent Israeli violations targeting border areas in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip , while the soldiers use force to remove the Palestinians from their lands. Read More »