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Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

The move came after the U.S. shot down a Syrian Su-22 which, the Pentagon said, had bombed US-backed fighters battling IS near the town of Tabqa in Raqqa province. A spokesman for the Department of Defence told the ABC that the situation would be monitored and sorties over Iraq would continue. Moscow's warning on Monday to US-allied warplanes west of the Euphrates escalated the threat of a direct Russian-American confrontation in Syria , following the first USA shooting down of a fighter ...

PM meets top business leaders, urges them to invest in India

Prime Minister Modi is known to plan his days meticulously, and would not take away two full days from his schedule to travel all the way to Washington and back, stopping off in Europe both ways in order to hold important meetings with the Heads of Government in Portugal and the Netherlands.

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

On Sunday, Cuomo, a Democrat, also formally appointed Paul G. Feinman to the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. The LGBT community does need to confront these issues, said Michelle Meow, an Asian-American woman who is board president of San Francisco Pride, and "the pride celebration is a platform for that dialogue to happen".

Price backs Senate health care bill, admits getting votes will be tough

Overall, he says society could go backwards. Protesters called on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Friday, June 23rd to vote "no" on the Senate's proposed health care bill . Whether these protests are enough to kill the bill, or are anything more than political theater, remains to be seen. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

The intelligence report tied the hackers to the Russian government and, even further, said they operated on Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct instructions to help Donald Trump's candidacy. Schiff and Feinstein issued a public statement in September 2016 accusing Russian Federation of attempting to influence the election. "It was a factor, and it should not have been a weighty factor", replied Schiff.

Senator Rand Paul: "I'll Consider Partial Repeal" of Obamacare

Johnson said Friday he will not pledge his support for his bill until he knows more. Rand Paul , R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act , at the Capitol in Washington .

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance and face some

Turkish police on Sunday used rubber bullets and water canon to break up marches by groups of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) in central Istanbul. "Our security will be provided by recognising us in the constitution, by securing justice, by equality and freedom". LGBT activists have long lobbied unsuccessfully to have sexual orientation and gender identity covered by Turkish laws protecting civil rights and prohibiting hate speech.

Trump says GOP isn't 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Schumer spoke first, calling the bill a "wolf in sheep's clothing", but with "sharper teeth" than the legislation the House of Representatives narrowly passed in May. The final state budget didn't make most of the threatened cuts, but froze Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes. No Democratic senators support the draft of the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act .

4-year-old girl dies after boating accident

The man suffered injuries that resulted in the loss of his legs. Katlyn Oliver , 4, was fatally injured at 6:47 p.m. Friday when she became entangled in the boat's propeller while swimming at the Belton Lake park in far west Temple. Temple police responded to the accident at about 6:47 p.m. Friday evening. The unidentified father suffered his injuries as he attempted to help his daughter.

Another Republican says 'no' to healthcare bill

Though the Senate GOP's bill repeals the individual mandate , the legislation maintains numerous ACA tax credits that have helped people buy insurance. The measure calls for reducing money for Medicaid. "They'd like to get certain changes", he said, "and we'll see if we can take care of that". He called the Senate's bill "not a health care bill" but a "massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America".

Trump to Obama: I called the GOP health care bill 'mean' first

A major goal of Republican "reforms" is to greatly reduce the Medicaid program. "There's been no indication from the current administration , or from Congress, that the subsidies that are now going to insurance companies will continue", said Vilsack.

Trump Breaks With White House Ramadan Tradition

The President has had a fraught relationship with the Muslim community in the United States. The White House issued a statement on late Saturday evening. A man who respects the meaning of culture. Thomas Jefferson , a noted slave owner, held the first White House dinner celebrating Ramadan , but it only became a "White House tradition" with Bill Clinton , whose Clinton Foundation scored tens of millions of dollars in donations from Muslim nations.

Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting

While speaking to reporters this week, Moulton said , "It's time for change, and personally I think it's time for a new generation of leadership in the party". And running simply on an anti-Trump message - like Clinton tried and failed a year ago - wouldn't work for Democrats in 2018 either, no matter how mired in scandal and controversy over Russian Federation the White House may be.

'A Very Narrow Path' to Repeal Obama's Healthcare Law

As we have said before, Obamacare isn't sacrosanct. "As we heard (Sen.) Rand Paul say earlier, we need to legalize low-priced insurance again", Sen. Sen. Johnson also said Friday he believes the replacement for the Affordable Care Act should allow people to buy cheaper insurance plans that both cost and cover less.

Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

There are some differences between the House bill and the Senate bill, but overall, many people are concerned if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, because the replacement could leave millions of Americans without coverage. He urged Republicans to work with Democrats by "stop sabotaging Obamacare" and giving up the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It would offer tax credits to help offset the cost of coverage, and eliminate most ACA taxes on corporations and higher-income ...

Man sought in killing of 3, wounding of girl in St. Louis

The 28-year-old is accused of killing two men and a woman three weeks ago at Lillian and Beacon in north St. Louis, a shooting that also left a 7-year-old girl in critical condition. Irving and Garth's 7-year-old daughter, Deniya, was also critically injured in the shooting. Buress is accused of shooting the victims while they sat in a auto on Beacon and Lillian on June 1st.

More than 100 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

A huge fire broke out after hundreds of local people, mostly villagers, gathered at a capsized oil tanker site on a highway to collect the petrol that spilled out from the ill-fated vehicle. The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals for medical treatment. At the time of the accident , the tanker had been carrying the tanker had been carrying 25,000 litres (5,500 gallons) of oil.

Police urge famous treasure hunt to be called off after two deaths

Forrest Fenn poses at his Santa Fe, N.M., home July 2014. Police say a body was found in New Mexico not far from where a the pastor parked his vehicle before heading out to search for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels. "People start to make decisions that aren't based in good, sound judgment when it comes to money, much less than a million dollars". "People think the whole thing's a hoax to sell books", Fenn told the newspaper.

Collins: 'It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week'

Four Senate Republicans came out against the health care bill draft - which was written behind closed doors - when it was revealed on Thursday. Senate drafters of the bill, by not including the new funding, could give either Capito or Portman - both of whom hail from Medicaid expansion states and have shown resistance to major cuts to the program - a sturdier stack of reasons to vote no.

The great Muslim civil war -- and us

The Russian defense ministry said Friday it had conducted a "surprise mass missile strike" against IS targets, using cruise missiles fired from the Mediterranean. The Russian military now has threatened to halt its hotline use and notably after Mr. Trump ordered missile launch in April. Iranian, Russian and Turkish personnel will be deployed in parts of Syria as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman ...

123 killed, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

The tanker carrying 40,000 litres of fuel overturned on a main highway while travelling from Karachi to Lahore , near the town of Ahmedpur East in Punjab province . "The fire moved so fast", he said. The toll may increase as numerous injured are said to be in critical condition, the police added. "We turned the traffic to some other roads, and we tried to stop the crowd, but they were in hundreds and did not listen to us, so we were helpless", said Shah.

Funeral for UVA Student Otto Warmbier Held in Ohio

Warmbier's death has heightened tensions aggravated by dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since previous year. Part of it read: 'Let us state the facts plainly: Otto Warmbier , an American citizen, was murdered by the Kim Jong-un regime.

Iran mocks reports that its Syria missile strike failed

The ministry said in a statement that two frigates and a submarine launched six cruise missiles on IS installations in the Hama province in Syria , destroying command centers and ammunition depots. Day and night monitoring of the situation on the ground in Syria proved the relevancy of a massive pinpoint missile strike on Daesh targets in Hama.

Mourners gather for funeral of Ohio man detained in N. Korea

They blame his coma on botulism - a form of bacterial poisoning - a possibilty which the family and United States government deny . He was returned to the United States last week with brain damage and died Monday . hospital. However, North Korea claimed Warmbier contracted the illness and became comatose as a result of taking a sleeping pill. Officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was treated after his return, declined to provide details.

Trump publicly doubting that Russian Federation meddled in election

He declined to describe the data that was stolen, saying the Russian interference remains the focus of several FBI investigations. Federal officials haven't listed the states affected, but said election officers in those states have been notified.

Heller Says He Will Not Support Health Care Bill 'In Current Form'

Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years, and failure would be a shattering defeat for the GOP. Even if the measure is ultimately tweaked through amendments in Congress, it "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation", the former president warned in a Facebook post.

Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS

In two simultaneous terrorist attacks on the administrative building of Iran's parliament and the shrine of Imam Khomeini in Tehran on June 7, 17 people were killed and 56 injured. " Iran , at different levels, confronts any threat which may target the Islamic Republic, and the country's missile strikes had a message that deterred the USA from even thinking of attacking Iran or isolating the country".

Terror suspect is shot by soldiers after explosion at Brussels station

The passenger approached a group of around passengers at the station before grabbing his suitcase and causing a "partial explosion", Van Der Sypt said. The man had then run towards a Station Master and then targeted a soldier, screaming " Allahu Akbar (God is great)", before being shot . He also said that the man's home in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek was searched.

Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban

It was also banned by the Istanbul Governor's Office in 2016 for the same reasons as this year. At least a hundred protesters gathered in the nearby Cihangir neighborhood, beating drums and chanting slogans: "Don't be quiet, shout out, gays exist!" Wherever they march, we'll also go.

Pakistan decides to enhance monitoring of crossing points with Afghanistan

He said that Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav had confessed his crime and involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan. The minister noted that the criminal act was not limited to only a few people but also an worldwide racket was involved in this incident.

Breaking with tradition, Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner

The moon-sighting committee convened a meeting today to sight Shawwal moon. Worshippers have flocked to Lakemba Mosque in south-western Sydney to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan , with crowds spilling onto the surrounding streets.

Heller Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

Nevada Senator Dean Heller announced he will not vote for the American Health Care Act as it is now written, making him the fifth GOP senator to say they won't vote for the bill since it was released Thursday morning. It also would end tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance policies and on larger firms that don't offer coverage to workers, while phasing out the extra money given to states that expanded their Medicaid programs to offer insurance to the working poor.

Pelosi on rumbles for new leadership: 'I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly'

The Carolina outcome was closer than in Georgia but drew little national attention. "I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi believes that she is the one that can lead this party". She has beat back all comers, including last fall, when Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise.

Health care for kids must be protected

Other first-day reaction to the bill was negative. "What you don't want to have is a situation where you're saying we're going to have everybody, regardless of their health problems, come in, and then have all the healthy people exit the market", said health policy expert Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute .

Family of Seattle woman killed by police remember her as caring mother

And that Democratic farm team that, seven years on, could have been there to have these candidates who are state reps and state senators, it's not there. "I kind of joke, we talked about free-range chickens more than we talked about working people in the last election", he said. Trump seems to enjoy the focus on Pelosi, taking another jab Friday after tweeting about her the day before.

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