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Filipino troops, gunships fight militants in southern city

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Soldiers of the Philippines conduct patrol in Mindanao after the martial law was imposed on May 24. It was not immediately clear whether civilians were among the dead. He said Malaysians, Indonesians, Singaporeans and "other foreign fighters " were in Marawi . "If Allah wills it so, then we can not stop it", he said, pointing his finger in the air. Read More »

Monaco GP practice starts well and ends badly for Mercedes

Vettel, who was second quickest in opening practice, was encouraged by Ferrari's pace but feels there is "plenty more" to come for qualifying on Saturday. "The beginning of the year was a bit wobbly but it seems to get more consistent". My wet record is pretty good in Formula One and so I take great pride in that as Ayrton was like that to. Read More »

Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

Thursday morning the Governor signed Senate Bill 7 into law. Ferns and Senate Republican leadership planned to remain in Charleston overnight and meet with Gov. "They're still producing, they're still doing well", Thompson said. Rep. Steven Crum, D-Haysville, and Rep. Clay Aurand, R-Belleville, also voted for the House bill. Read More »

Montana special election: Republican Greg Gianforte in the lead

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Approached by Ben Jacobs of The Guardian and pressed about the Congressional Budget Office score for the American Health Care Act, Gianforte reportedly grabbed Jacobs by the throat and slammed him to the ground, breaking his glasses. He also used the platform to apologize to the reporter he allegedly assaulted on election eve and a Fox News team that witnessed the encounter. Shaun Scott, a computer science professor at Carroll College in Helena, said the assault charge was barely a ... Read More »

Scottish Cup Gordon confident Celtic will not fall at final hurdle

Now only Aberdeen stand in the way of Celtic securing a first domestic treble in 16 years and only the fourth clean sweep in the club's 129-year history. Taylor said: "You want to be remembered for winning trophies and be part of a trophy winning team". "You don't get many occasions during your career to get something like that on your CV so we are looking forward to it". Read More »

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

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The budget committee is working to revise Walker's two-year spending plan before forwarding it on to the full Senate and Assembly for passage later this summer. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, said on Thursday that Assembly Republicans are willing to negotiate, but the next move must come from Walker or the Senate. Read More »

Oil producers extend output cut by 9 months

That will be welcome news to consumers and energy-hungry businesses worldwide but could continue to strain the budgets of some of the more economically-troubled oil-producing nations, like Venezuela and Brazil. The price of West Texas Intermediate oil, the US benchmark crude, declined 3.8% to $49.39 at 1:06 p.m. A longer period of the same level of production disappointed investors in part because of the widely held expectation that USA shale will continue to ramp up, keeping supply high and ... Read More »

Gianforte, charged with assaulting reporter, wins House seat in Montana special election

ET, with almost half of precincts reporting. "The last guy who came in here did the same thing!" "Last night I made a mistake and I took an action that I can't take back", he said . then began punching the reporter". While Gianforte's assault garnered national attention, and speculation that it might hurt his chances Thursday, about 260,000 Montanans had already voted by absentee by Wednesday, leaving only about a third of the total vote to be cast on Thursday. Read More »

Led Coalition Airstrikes in Eastern Syrian Town Kill 35

Zeid's spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva that identifying the air force responsible for civilian deaths is often hard given the number of countries in the anti-IS coalition and the lack of credible information. Iraqi warplanes have also carried out at least one air raid in east Syria. The UK-based monitor this week reported the highest monthly civilian death toll for the coalition since it began bombing Syria on September 23, 2014. Read More »

Less than 6 hours of sleep is risky

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This was especially noted among those that presented high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure . The study is based on data gathered during a night-long experiment. "Those who slept for shorter intervals with metabolic syndrome were also 1.99 times more likely to die of any cause compared to those who do not have metabolic syndrome", said the study. Read More »

Manchester Suspect Returned from Libya 'Days' before Attack

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After a brutal suicide bombing that left 22 dead and dozens injured Monday night by the entrance of a Manchester arena in the United Kingdom, a local doctor came face to face with injuries that reminded him of his time as a volunteer doctor in Syria, NBC News reported. Read More »

Manchester bomber was in Düsseldorf 4 days before attack

Special forces soldiers were also sent to assist Manchester police with their ongoing investigation into a possible network that supported the suicide bomber on Monday. His family fled their native country and moved to Manchester, England after becoming enemies of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, BBC reported . With the official threat level raised to "critical", meaning a further attack could be imminent, troops have been deployed to free up police, and armed officers patrolled trains for ... Read More »

The US Wants To Massively Reduce German Car Imports

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The German trade surplus rose to a record 253 billion euros ($284 billion) a year ago, and the USA trade deficit widened in January to the most since March 2012. Trump has been attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels , and reportedly made the remarks to top European Union officials. Read More »

Mosul residents deny findings of US probe into Iraq strike

Almost all those killed had taken shelter in a house as a battle raged between Islamic State ( Isis ) forces who were in the area and Iraqi military special force units. NBC News reported that the deaths represent around 25% of all civilian deaths since the USA air campaign was launched. The Pentagon's summary was prepared by the investigating officer, Air Force Brig. Read More »

Gunmen kill 23 Christians on road to monastery in Egypt

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet. The bus was heading to Anba Samuel monastery in the Minya Governorate, 250km south of Cairo. This attack follows a number of similar attacks in Egypt. The Islamic State group in Egypt claimed responsibility for them and vowed more attacks. The video showed images of a suicide bomber who killed almost 30 people inside a packed Cairo church in December. Read More »

Sessions to take travel ban fight to Supreme Court

Moreover, the court injunction does not affect any of the other vicious attacks and scapegoating of immigrants by the Trump administration, which has encouraged federal agencies to greatly intensify their arrests and deportation of undocumented workers, which had already reached record levels under Obama. Read More »

Sextuplets born to couple trying to conceive for 17 years

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Delivering that many babies was a challenge, with months of planning and pre-delivery drills, the hospital said. All are doing well in the medical center's neonatal intensive care unit . The medical team assigned to deliver the sextuplets included experts in areas such as labor and delivery , social work, cardiology, and nutrition. Read More »

England recall IPL trio to face South Africa

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Meanwhile, South Africa captain A.B.de Villiers said his side had been unable to contain an England team who plundered 102 runs from their final 10 overs after he had sent them into bat. Captain Morgan, who hit a decisive 107 to underpin his side's winning effort, revealed that Stokes had been cleared to bowl by medical staff but made the on-field call to keep him on the shelf with the game all-but won. Read More »

US appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

In a case involving a US citizen seeking to challenge the denial of her Afghan husband's visa application, Kennedy said courts shouldn't second-guess immigration decisions "absent an affirmative showing of bad faith". or President Trump and his aides have explained it on numerous occasions and in no uncertain terms". "We have no choice". Now that the administration has lost in the 4th Circuit, the Justice Department could appeal to the Supreme Court. Read More »

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

Marawi mayor Majul Gandamra said some rebels from the Maute, a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State , were still holed up in buildings and sporadic gunfire could be heard. "We have to finish this". The violence has forced thousands of people to flee and raised fears of growing extremism in the country. "To be clear, it is provided in the Constitution that a state of martial law does not suspend the operation of the Constitution, nor supplant the functioning of the ... Read More »

Trump blasts North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deadbeats in Brussels

Some nations, though, have failed to meet that threshold. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation diplomats planned to placate Trump with a pledge on Thursday to agree to national plans by the end of this year showing how North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies will meet a promise to spend 2 percent of economic output every year on defense by 2024. Read More »

Check Out The Ultimate Growth Story: Nucor Corporation (NUE)

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U.S. Steel shares jumped 3.3% to 21.06. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $58.65. Shares of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE ) rose $0.01 during today's regular trading session, a 0.02% increase from the previous closing price of $58.64. Read More »

Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom becomes first African to head WHO

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He will be the first African to lead the organisation, having been nominated by the government of Ethiopia where he served as minister of health from 2005-2012 and minister of foreign affairs from 2012-2016. He trained 40,000 female health workers, hired outbreak investigators, improved the national laboratory, organized an ambulance system and multiplied medical school graduates tenfold. Read More »

Tillerson straddles fence on United States climate change policy at Arctic Council

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his way to the podium to address the Arctic Council 20th Anniversary Welcome Reception in Fairbanks, Alaska, on May 10, 2017. A report that the Arctic Council's internal working group released last month found the region could be ice free far earlier than expected ― and that would significantly contribute to sea level rise and a host of climate-related effects. Read More »