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United States forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

Dillon said that as Syrian government forces move toward Abu Kamal, "if they want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal and they have the capacity to do so, then that would be welcomed". Assad and his allied forces opposing ISIS are now colliding with the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces opposing ISIS, which consist of Arab rebels and the Syrian Kurds of the PYD.

Queen's speech does not mention Trump's United Kingdom visit

Some raised questions about whether the state visit was postponed due to the omission. The Queen's Speech traditionally includes the government's planned state visits, however the program announced for the next two years only contained a reference to welcoming King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain in July.

Tower block cladding: 27 buildings fail fire safety tests

Worst affected are those who lost loved ones, homes and possessions in the June 14 blaze. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said experts had now concluded the fire, the mostly deadly blaze in London since World War Two , had started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, model FF175BP, which had not been subject to any recall.

Democratic Rep. says Pelosi is 'impediment' to taking back House majority

Norman won Mick Mulvaney's seat in South Carolina's 5th District. There's also an even more basic reality: Showing that the party will dump its leader if Republicans are persistently negative enough about that leader only gives the GOP more incentive to use aggressive tactics - and puts the next Democratic leader on tepid ground from the outset.

Ireland brushes aside Japan 35-13 to sweep two-test series

Ireland beat Japan 35-13 on Saturday to sweep the two-match series between the 2019 Rugby World Cup group rivals. Ireland scored a second try in the 11th minute when flanker Josh van der Flier touched down in the corner, and although Ogura got Japan on the scoreboard with a penalty soon after, Irish scrum half Keiran Marmion widened the gap with another try in the 17th minute.

Dennis Rodman Thinks He Helped Broker Otto Warmbier's Release

Warmbier's father, Fred, has called the accusations blatantly false. True, North Korea is not exactly a popular destination for US tourists. North Korea also called Warmbier's death a "mystery to us as well", and noted that another USA citizen, Evan Hunziker, died shortly after his release from North Korea in 1996 but his death did not receive the same attention from the USA government.

Arab states give Qatar deadline and list of demands: Shutter Al Jazeera …

Faced with a sweeping set of demands, Qatar insisted Friday it can indefinitely survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbors have taken to try to pressure it into compliance, even as a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze.

WH: Trump Will Make Announcement 'This Week' on Comey Recordings

Spicer said this is precisely why he prefers the off-camera briefings: there is less "performance art". "As far as hacking, I think it was Russian Federation, but I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people", Trump said at a January news conference before his inauguration.

Hamas: ISIS didn't kill female Israeli soldier

Four other people were wounded, including a police officer , two Arabs and a woman treated for shock. The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, their first on Israeli soil, however it is not clear if the attackers were aligned with them or not.

Former homeland secretary says Federal Bureau of Investigation delayed notification of cyber hack

Truth is, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other intelligence agencies were trying to stop Russian Federation and had found evidence in August that Kremlin-backed hackers targeted electoral systems in 21 states, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

May desperately needs the DUP's 10 seats to pass legislation. The Conservatives are considering an arrangement in which the Northern Ireland party backs May on the budget and her confidence motions. Sir John suggested that any agreement which involved large increases in public funding for Northern Ireland in return for the DUP's support could create resentment among voters in other parts of the UK.

Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

The department announced changes to the $10 million government grant program on Friday that will take money away from groups that work to combat US -based extremism, Reuters reports . Ten other Obama-approved grants also were cut, including $867,000 for the University of North Carolina to produce anti-jihadist videos and $393,800 for the Muslim Public Affairs Council Foundation, which was critical of the move to cut funding for Life After Hate .

DC And Maryland Hit Trump With Lawsuit Over His Business Ties

The attorneys general for Maryland and Washington D.C. filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump , alleging that he violated the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses by accepting payments from foreign governments since taking office.

Rajnath appeals for calm in Darjeeling

Darjeeling remained on the edge today as thousands of protesters assembled at the central Chowkbazar carrying the body of a GJM activist, who was killed during clashes with police, and raised slogans demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland.

Georgia restaurant owner, teenage daughter brutally attacked over cold chicken

Norris went outside to tell the couple that she had called the police and that they would be there shortly, and that's when the female customer started punching and slapping Norris in the face. Chief Godfrey says they've been flooded by tips from WTOC viewers who recognize the two, something that makes the Norris' grateful. Watch this space for updates.

May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's 'Brexit' speech

The speech took place in Parliament on Wednesday despite rumours that it would be delayed, after Prime Minister May failed to gain a majority in the general election. Since talks began with the DUP nearly two weeks ago in the chaos following May's unexpected loss of her majority, the negotiations have followed an uncertain course with conflicting signals about whether a deal would be struck.

No winners in Trump's reversal of US Cuba policy

Another official told the Associated Press the United States embassy in Havana will remain open but trade with any Cuban entity linked to the military will be banned. Details will depend on regulations to be written in coming months by the U.S. Commerce and Treasury Departments, which will be tasked with turning the presidential memorandum into policy.

Updated 21:05 - Evacuation of Taplow block - Leader statement

They have already seized material from a number of undisclosed organisations. Hundreds of residents of a London housing estate have found their lives thrown into chaos after their tower blocks were evacuated amid safety fears linked to the Grenfell disaster.

Appointment of new prince marks start of reforms in Saudi Arabia

Bin Salman obtained a degree in law from King Saud University in Riyadh. The message was sent to King Salman "on the occasion of the selection of his royal highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud as Crown Prince", said the Qatar News Agency.

Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

The response, published by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), was Pyongyang's first reaction to the death of Otto Warmbier. He was sent home last week suffering from brain damage and in what USA doctors called a state of unresponsive wakefulness.

Death Toll Climbs to 73 After 3 Attacks in Pakistan

Also Friday, at least 11 people, including one police officer, were killed when a vehicle bomb exploded outside the office of Quetta's Inspector General of Police. Basir Khan Wazir, the top government official in Parachinar, later told AFP that both blasts were carried out by suicide bombers. TV footage showed several badly damaged cars and a road littered with broken glass.

Mob lynches person after catching him clicking pictures

Police chief S.P. Vaid said the officer was on duty at the mosque and some people "among the worshippers lynched and martyred him". "It is the resolve of Jammu and Kashmir Police that we are not going to spare these rascals", he said, adding that investigation into the case was underway and everything would be clear once the report comes.

Politics Presidency Mocks Dino Melaye Over Recall

In accordance with the electoral guidelines for the recall of a member of the national assembly, the independent national electoral commission, INEC , has acknowledged receipt of a petition on the recall of senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west senatorial district.

Indian mob kills Muslim teen for carrying beef, one arrested

It all began at 7 p.m. Salim and other party members went to the village of Khandavli in Haryana and met the family members of Junaid, Shakir, Hashim who were lynched by a criminal communal mob on the Delhi-Mathura local train two days ago.

Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bears To Lose Endangered Species Protections

State officials say it's too early to discuss a possible grizzly bear hunting season in Idaho . To address this, FWS has suggested that, as a last resort, it could always just capture and then truck a few northern bears south to introduce new genes to the Yellowstone population-an artificial solution that would undermine the very concept, and ultimate goal, of a " recovered " species .

Differing 2018 increases, similar premiums for Ind. ACA insurers

The Senate's health care bill would result in many disturbing consequences, including an estimated 23 million people losing their health insurance coverage by 2026 and increased premiums and other out-of-pocket costs. It allows pregnant women to access vital services to ensure mothers and babies stay healthy, and it provides critical supports for people with disabilities so they can live independently.

Tornado damages 10 US Air Force planes

Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday. Eight other aircraft also were damaged in the tornado. Six of these eight aircraft have now been returned to mission-capable status, Ryder added.

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

US intelligence officials have been pointing at Putin since October, when the Obama administration released a statement declaring that the stream of embarrassing emails and other material being posted online by WikiLeaks and other sites were tied to Russian hacking efforts that "only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized".

No question of going back to NDA: JD(U)

Speaking about the decision, Thackeray said, "We are supporting Ram Nathji's candidature and our best wishes are with him". Prominent among those who attended the meeting held in the Parliament House Library were Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ahmed Patel, besides NCP's Sharad Pawar and RJD's Lalu Prasad.

Police Dashcam Video of Cop Shooting Philando Castile Released for First Time

Philando Castile's shooting was live streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds who was sitting in the passenger's seat with her 4-year-old daughter. Castile was given medical assistance less than five-minutes after being shot. Yeah, Yanez appears weepy and remorseful, but all of that emotion does not account for the lack of training that compelled the officer to shoot and kill a lawful gun owner, who told him he had a weapon.

In Routine Move, Israel 'Collectively Punishes' Palestinians

In response to a Jerusalem Border control guard being stabbed to death in a Jerusalem coordinated stabbing attack by 2 Muslim terrorists, the BBC wrote an article titled: " Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem ".

Trump Finally Clarifies on Tapes of Comey Talks

Sessions had been in the room with Trump , Comey and others when Trump requested the one-on-one session with the then-FBI director. Mr Comey, asked if there were recordings of their conversations, earlier this month said: "Lordy, I hope there are tapes".

China: at least 140 missing after mountainside collapses

At least six bodies were pulled from the rubble while just three survivors - a couple and their one-month-old baby - were found after 62 homes in Xinmo village vanished under a mass of mud and rocks. More than 300 rescuers carrying excavation and life- detection instruments were rushed to the site, said Tang Limin, spokesperson of Sichuan provincial government.

Geely seals Proton deal, eyes Lotus production in China

But purchasing a controlling stake in British sports-car maker Lotus may be the biggest coup for Geely, which is known mainly for producing low-end cars in its home country. Most likely, the engineers of the British brand will work together with a Studio Polestar - Volvo factory tuner, which is developing the "charged" versions of models for the Swedish brand.

Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

Trump also reiterated the sentiment he expressed via tweet on Thursday - that he did not make tapes of his and Comey's interactions. Trump told Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" that special counsel Robert Mueller is "very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome".

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