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Foreign Airstrike Kills 2 Afghan Soldiers In Helmand

Three U.S. service members were killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in an attack claimed by the Taliban. "The incident took place in Achin district and the Afghan army commando involved in the firing was also shot dead after attacking the US soldiers", Ataullah Khogyani, the provincial governor spokesman, told Xinhua.

Tightening Cuban Relations Is Bad Policy and Bad for Democracy

Though most details of the policy are still unknown, officials say Trump will direct the Department of Treasury and Commerce to ban direct financial transactions with Cuba's military and intelligence services. "We want to strengthen the Cuban people without strengthening the Cuban military ", Marco Rubio , the United States senator and former presidential candidate, said yesterday.

Two soldiers killed in BAT attack along LoC in Poonch

In a unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. The injured was airlifted to the Army hospital in Udhampur. "Soon after the shelling started, Army's Maratha Light Infantry personnel men came out for patrolling to ensure militants don't infiltrate to this", they said.

Otto Warmbier in state of 'unresponsive wakefulness,' doctors say

The father of an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and was returned to his home state of OH in a coma says the family is "adjusting to a different reality". The 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who is now in a coma , was freed for humanitarian reasons, according to a one-line report from a North Korean news agency Thursday.

Mulayam has acted like statesman by supporting Kovind: Swamy

Kumar on Monday had sung paean to Kovind, who was the Bihar Governor before the BJP named him as the Presidential candidate. It was Congress president Sonia Gandhi who took a lead in bringing the opposition parties together on the presidential election issue.

Turkish FM: Qatar Wants An End to Crisis

Qatari Minister of Defence Khalid Al Attiyah and his U.S. counterpart Jim Mattis completed the formalities for the purchase of the fighter jets in Washington on Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported citing Qatar News Agency (QNA). While the two sides are far apart at the moment, there are positive signs they're willing to reach a conclusion and want Kuwait to continue to mediate, reports said, adding that Turkey was also helping.

Refugee numbers reached record in 2016

The UNHCR's new Global Trends report on displacement said at the end of last year 300,000 more people than the preceding year had been displaced. Of the 65.6 million, 22.5 million were refugees , 40.3 million were internally displaced and 2.8 million were asylum-seekers, it said.

Britain's Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

The Duke of Edinburgh has left the King Edward VII hospital, where he was being treated for an infection, after two nights. The Prince is said to have contracted an undisclosed infection, and the hospital stay is merely a "precautionary measure".

Despite tensions, United States inks deal to sell Qatar 36 F-15 jets

Qatar's Defense Ministry said the deal would create 60,000 jobs in 42 US states while reducing the burden on USA forces. The Pentagon justified the massive sale by saying the jets-reportedly 39 of them-would increase "security cooperation" between the two countries.

APNewsBreak: Otto Warmbier's death investigated

Last week North Korea made a "humanitarian" gesture, releasing US college student Otto Warmbier from custody, 17 months into his 15 year hard labor sentence for the crime of allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster. "We can launch and operate long-range bombers over the Korean peninsula on very short notice, and we hope not to have to do that", Pentagon spokesman US Navy Capt.

Major reshuffle in central bureaucracy, Gauba named new Home Secretary

Sinha is now serving as Culture Secretary. Arun Kumar Panda has been appointed secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Culture secretary N K Sinha will be the new Information and Broadcasting secretary in place of Ajay Mittal, who has been appointed DoPT secretary.

Texas mom undergoes plastic surgery to look like first lady

No one's going under the knife to look like President Donald Trump , but there's an uptick in ladies who want to look like First Lady Melania . Sierra said she wants to resemble the first lady she knows she is on the inside. " Melania put us on the world map", Sevnica Mayor Srecko Ocvirk told NPR in an interview. "This might be the 1000th very, very beautiful patient that I've operated on; in an odd way, it's sort of more enjoyable because you can take the beautiful into the ...

DC police seek arrest of Turks for melee, angering Erdogan

Eyup Yildirim was arrested at his home hear Manchester, New Jersey charged with felony assault with significant bodily injury , felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner . Two men were arrested at the time, and the US State Department registered concern to Turkey in the "strongest possible terms". "They have issued arrest warrants for 12 of my bodyguards".

Stock you Must See: SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU)

Netols Asset Management Inc., a Wisconsin-based fund reported 81,800 shares. Moreover, Snyder Capital Management L P has 1.52% invested in the company for 318,085 shares. SVU has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. A stock that maintains a relatively stable price has low volatility. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $11 target in Thursday, October 22 report.

Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough

A day ahead of the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner in Israel for talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel's finance minister said that the American administration is pressuring Israel to move forward on reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians.

Bihar Class X results: Just over 50% pass

The Bihar School Examination Board (abbreviated BSEB) is a board of education running under government of Bihar . "Though the BSEB maintained that only qualified teachers had been engaged in it, the Intermediate results fiasco has pointed otherwise", said a source in the education department.

Daesh Terrorists Blow Up Iconic al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul - Iraqi Army

FILE - In this February 4, 2003 file photo, an electrician works on the roof of a shop in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The ancient Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the Old City of western Mosul, an over 800-year-old mosque that was the site of the declaration of the ISIS caliphate back in 2014, was destroyed today in a sudden explosion, with U.S.

Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal

And it is not only Saudi Arabia that has got the hump about the regional crisis: Qatari herdsman are angry too. Both Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu were in Doha on June15 to mend Qatar's ties with Gulf Arab states and stated the crisis should be resolved "through peace and dialogue".

At least 20 killed as car bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan

However, no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesperson of Helmand province's Governor told Efe news that the suspected insurgent attack on a Bank of Kabul branch in provincial capital Lashkargah took place around midday.

Bahrain foreign minister says all options open on Qatar

Following the initial reports of a cyber attack, some viewers in the region said they could no longer receive the broadcaster's reception. Qatar hosts the Al-Udeid military base, the largest U.S. There was not an immediate comment from Qatar about the "terror list". In stressing the need to take action against Qatar, Trump appeared to undercut Tillerson, who had called on Qatar's neighbors to immediately ease their blockade.

Church 'colluded' on abuse

Archbishop Welby ordered the report after Ball was convicted and imprisoned in 2015 for indecent assaults against teenagers and young men from the 1970s to the 1990s as well as misconduct in public office. 11 recommendations were made in the report by Dame Gibb. There are no excuses. The report said that Church officials had "made significant progress in recent years" but that "we can see how hard it is to make change across the complex structures of the Church".

Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

It would also ban any form of tourist travel by Americans. On Tuesday, a White House spokesman flagged more sanctions against North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier , the college student who died shortly after being evacuated in coma after 17 months of detention in North Korea.

Classmates honor student who died after N. Korea detention

Warmbier's death has only heightened U.S. Any number of factors could be behind the deterioration in Warmbier's health during his time in prison: poor hygienic conditions, malnutrition or lack of proper medical care may have been responsible for a coma that North Korean doctors were unable to treat.

Putin: fans expect more from Russia's misfiring soccer team

Putin called the move "really strange" and compared Comey to whistleblower Edward Snowden , who has sought asylum in Russian Federation since 2013 after leaking classified documents from the National Security Agency . In the final part of United States filmmaker Oliver Stone's documentary series, Putin Interviews , which was aired on Showtime on Thursday night, the Russian leader told the Oscar-winning director about how Washington has attempted to interfere in the Russian electoral ...

GOP opposition imperils Senate health care bill

Read the full bill here. "Leader Mitch McConnell even said he would repeal Obamacare 'root and branch.' This bill, however, breaks those promises", Adam Brandon, president of FreedomWorks, said in a statement. Source's tell CNN they are expecting it Monday or Tuesday. "Sen. Collins will carefully review the text of the Senate health care bill this week and into the weekend".

Trump says he does not have tapes of Comey talks

The House intelligence committee sent a letter demanding any recordings be turned over for the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign colluded. Q: And you seem to be hinting that there are recordings of those conversations. Spokespeople, including Vice President Mike Pence, initially said the firing was based on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy

Animal control planned to euthanize the dog. "This is an extremely, extremely unfortunate incident", said LASD Lt. Christopher Bergner . The 17-year-old teenager was struck in the chest by at least one "skip" round several yards from the deputies, who may not have noticed the teenager in the darkness when they fired several rounds at a charging pit bull on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Sky name formidable line-up to support Froome on Tour

Geraint Thomas , Mikel Landa , Milan-San Remo victor Michal Kwiatkowski and Paris-Nice victor Sergio Henao have been named in Team Sky's line-up for the 2017 edition of the Tour . The British outfit confirmed its rider lineup on Thursday for the race, which starts in Dusseldorf on July 1, with specialist climbers Michel Landa and Mikel Nieve from Spain and Colombia's Sergio Henao all included.

Ex-detainee believes torture possible in death of Otto Warmbier

Since the beginning of 2016, North Korea has carried out a number of missile launches and nuclear tests in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, prompting worldwide criticism and the escalation of tensions on the peninsula. The acting ambassador said the U.S. will do its best to free American as well as South Korean detainees in the North, referring to three United States citizens and six South Korean nationals held by Pyongyang.

Republican wins Georgia election in blow to anti-Trump effort

He followed up that tweet by responding to it with another one that gave more specific advice to the Democratic Party. We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent not a smaller one. We showed the world that in places no one even thought it was possible to fight, we can fight. "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement.

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

His military commanders said militants blew the mosque up after troops closed in. The city's most symbolic landmark, the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, was tantalizingly near. " ISIS had prepared to blow it up, they were only waiting to see how far our forces can reach", he said. Those days came and went without an answer.

Foster calls on Sinn Féin 'to tango' with DUP in talks

UUP Leader Robin Swann said: "An agreement may be reached with the DUP but what will Sinn Fein seek in return?" Both the Tories and DUP are expected to push together their voting powers and run parallel on policies at the close of negotiations between the Prime Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster.

Dog lovers cringe as 'Yulin Festival' kicks-off

Media reports suggest there was a heavy deployment of police personnel outside the market and at all intersections. According to the Humane Society International, around 10-20 million dogs are killed and eaten every year in the course of the 10-day festival.

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that the USA government should not be responsible for Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea , especially in light of recent events. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In this month urged the military to establish a system to efficiently deal with the North's drones. North Korea conducts about 90 percent of its trade through China, which maintains that it implements the United Nations sanctions properly.

China stocks go mainstream with long-awaited entry into MSCI indices

The U.S. index provider said on Tuesday it would add 222 China-listed stocks to its Emerging Markets Index, tracked by around $1.6 trillion, in what analysts and investors described as a gesture created to end a four-year impasse with regulators over China's remaining market controls.

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