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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

There have previously been unconfirmed reports, including in March 2015 and in June 2016, that al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in airstrikes carried out by US -led coalition forces. "So clearly it is still business as usual for ISIS". This is the first time, however, that Russian Federation has said it may have killed the IS leader.

Hundreds suffer from food poisoning in camp near Mosul

The wide-scale assault underscored the extremist group's resilience in the city despite months of heavy fighting with Iraqi forces backed by USA air power. "We are waiting for the police investigations to understand clearly the chain of events and to draw lessons from this tragic incident which will allow agencies to reinforce public health protocols to prevent such situations in the future", it said.

30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

The Antioquia regional government said on Twitter that 24 people caught in the wreck were being treated in hospital. Rescuers are combing the waters, said authorities in Antioquia, where the incident took place, CNN reported . According to Villegas, once El Almirante began to shake, he tried to leave with his wife and daughters while asking other tourist boats nearby which quickly approached the ship as it completely sank within minutes.

Senate GOP health care bill vote: The whip count

Trump bemoaned the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, having belittled prominent Democrats himself. Ted Cruz (Texas), Dean Heller (Nev.) and Mike Lee (Utah). "It's so easy. But we won't get one Democrat vote, not one". Johnson says he's made his views clear to the party leadership and the White House. At least two Republican senators on Sunday said that goal may prove too ambitious.

Doctors: Student detained in N Korea in state of 'unresponsive wakefulness'

They were provided a scan from April 2016, which indicated the injury to the brain had already occurred. While botulism does cause nerve injury, doctors said that tests conducted "did not suggest any history of botulism". Something caused Warmbier's heart and lungs to stop working for a period of time, cutting off oxygen to his brain and killing tissue. On Thursday, North Korea said that it had released Warmbier "on humanitarian grounds".

Thousands attend funeral for North Korean victim Otto Warmbier

North Korea has denied torturing U.S. student Otto Warmbier who died days after being released in a coma a year into a 15-year sentence for stealing a poster. It told American officials that Mr. Warmbier had contracted botulism and fallen into a coma after taking sleeping pills, according to his family, which was briefed by the officials.

Dennis Rodman defends friendship with Kim Jong Un after Otto Warmbier's death

The spokesperson also claimed that Warmbier was provided "with medical treatment" while serving his sentence in North Korea and was returned to the United States "alive" after the 22-year-old college student's heart had "nearly stopped". He said North Korea's treatment of Warmbier demonstrated "a basic disregard for human rights, for human dignity". Mr Warmbier was released earlier this month and returned to the US, where he was described as being in a "state of unresponsive wakefulness".

Serbia's lesbian premier set to shake up macho Balkan politics

Speaking in Cacak, central Serbia, Obradovic said he was interested in Brnabic's professional potential, rather than her ethnicity, or her sexual orientation. In 2013 she received the "Business Lady of the Year" award, while last May she won the Duga (Rainbow) award established five years ago by the Gay Strait Alliance in order to promote the rights of the LGBT community in Serbia.

Malan leads England to series win over South Africa

Considered as one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, De Villiers headed home after the Proteas lost the three-match T20 series against England 1-2 following their 19-run defeat in the third and final T20 in Cardiff on Sunday.

Facebook says using AI to fight terrorism on its platform

Already most of the accounts they remove for terrorism. If there is evidence of imminent harm, the authorities are notified. INSIDE STORY: Violating privacy or fighting "terrorism"? The social media giant is now focusing their techniques to combat terrorist content about Islamic State (IS), Al-Qaeda and their affiliates.

North Korea says it kept Warmbier alive, blames Obama for his death

The University of DE is distancing itself from remarks made by a part-time faculty member about former American college student Otto Warmbier , who died earlier this month after he was returned to the United States from North Korea. Warmbier's parents said the North Koreans claimed their son had contracted botulism before taking a sleeping pill, which led him to slip into a coma.

Trump rides high after Republican election win

Democrats must defend their current districts and win 24 GOP-held seats to regain a House majority next November. Pelosi's enduring role as a Republican punching bag revived debate over whether her leadership is an electoral drag on the party, or if she is simply a convenient (female) symbol for attacks on liberalism that the GOP would level with or without her.

May to unveil plans to 'protect' European Union citizens' rights after Brexit

The legal status and rights of European Union nationals is one of the thornier issues within the morass of Britain's exit from the bloc, which started with talks between negotiators in Brussels on Monday. There are roughly 3 million living there now. Such firms sold 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) worth of goods to customers in Britain a year ago, their fourth-biggest market.

White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades

U.S. President Donald Trump didn't host an iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan on Saturday night, breaking with a tradition that dates back to 1805. The Pakistani and Kashmiri Community Association also condemns this decision, which is a huge embrassment for Muslim Brotherhood. Al Jazeera Television reported that as many as 20 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Indonesia, are celebrating Eid on Sunday based on the sighting of the moon.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President, Speaker wish people on Eid-ul-Fitr

On Friday, the mosque opened its doors for the nationwide campaign "fast with a Muslim friend", which aims to teach non-Muslims about the significance of fasting during Ramadan . "We hope that Eid ul Fitr would return, while our people are steadfast, our divided nation is unified and Liberated", said incarcerated JKLF chairman.

President Tsai posts Eid al-Fitr greetings online

He congratulated Muslims for a successful completion of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid-el-Fitri. Imam Talib Shareef of the Nation's Mosque in Washington said not hosting one this year was "disappointing". The statement further said: "During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill". "With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values".

Qatar signs $12-bln deal with United States for 36 F-15 jets

The Trump administration, with allies on both sides of the dispute, was determined to stay neutral. Qatar hosts a big United States military base housing the headquarters of U.S. A European diplomat in the Gulf said the timing of the deal appeared coincidental. "We pay a great attention to our relations with them". Mattis formerly oversaw the U.S.

Not 'that far off' from passing health care overhaul

Asked whether President Trump was doing enough to get the bill passed, he said: "We're trying to hold him back a little bit". "But I think they're going to get there". Some Democrats say they're ready to negotiate. That should make Democratic senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana exceedingly nervous.

Black Lives Matter hold alternate Pride march in Vancouver

The Twin Cities Pride parade , which draws thousands to downtown Minneapolis each year, was slated to start at 11 a.m., but a small group of protesters blocked Hennepin Avenue just as the procession was about to get underway. Continued space, including stage and tents, funding and logistical support for Black Queer Youth. "We welcome and encourage their participation to add to Pride this year as members of our community".

Tillerson signals tough Trump administration stance on Cuba

Trump tomorrow is expected to announce measures reversing some USA efforts to reconcile with communist-governed island. Scaling back US relations with Cuba and withdrawing from the Paris climate accord will allow nations like China and Russian Federation to fill the leadership void.

USA student jailed by North Korea laid to rest in Ohio

North Korea said on Friday the death of USA university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery. "The smear campaign against DPRK staged in the USA compels us to make firm determination that humanitarianism and benevolence for the enemy are a taboo and we should further sharpen the blade of law", the spokesman added, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Olympics: NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games

He also stated he believed that North Korea's Masikryong Ski Resort has the potential to be a fantastic Olympic venue. "What (North Korea) demands is that the north and the south open a new phase of national reconciliation and unity, recognizing each other as partner of reunification and joining their hands", the paper said.

Azerbaijan F1 GP: Perth's Ricciardo takes win after chaotic race

It was a race that had seven retirements, four safety vehicle delays and was red-flagged and re-started after an endless series of incidents, including a display of road rage by Ferrari's Sebastien Vettel that cost him a 10-second stop-go penalty - and victory.

Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated tomorrow

Israeli forces detained at least six Palestinians in predawn raids across the occupied West Bank before dawn on Sunday, which coincided with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan , Ma'an News reports.

Senate Bill To Replace Obamacare Could Be In Jeopardy

Heller got an opponent for next year when first-year Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen announced this week she would seek his Senate seat. File image of U.S. During a downtown rally Friday morning, a group opposed to repealing the Affordable Care Act described the Senate's proposed replacement as " mean ", playing off previous remarks President Trump made about the House bill.

Hillary Clinton Calls Republicans "The Death Party", Slams Senate Healthcare Bill

As Democrats immediately took to the Senate floor to excoriate the bill and the secretive process in which it was put together, few Republicans, even those involved in crafting it, came to defend it. And she said she also hopes to get governors to weigh in with their concerns. Price said he had spoken with Heller and Sandoval to elaborate on his full vision for the proposed health care overhaul.

Pakistan confirms Chinese couple killed after IS militants claim

He called for a review of his country's visa policies with regard to Chinese nationals . At the same time it quoted Chinese analysts warning of "another risky trend that might see China become entangled in constant trouble with overseas terrorism as South Korean missionaries are allegedly recruiting Chinese people to preach in Muslim countries".

Fight back: North Korea neighbours FIRE missile capable of wiping out Pyongyang

President Trump and the G20 Summit in Germany the week after saying he would like to sit down with as many world leaders as possible there as North Korea's nuclear program will take center stage in both events. The South Korean military has been able to develop the indigenous 800-km missile thanks to an agreement reached between Seoul and Washington in 2012 on revising a treaty in respect to South Korea's missile capability.

Indian High Commission celebrates Yoga Day in Dhaka

Wearing an Assamese gamochha around his neck, Modi led the celebration, the third edition of International Yoga Day, joined by over 50,000 people who kept him company through an 80-minute Yoga session. 100 yoga parks were planned across the country for the celebration. "Much like it connects the mind with the soul, yoga is playing an important role in connecting the world", said Modi, dressed in a white track suit.

Forest fire near Spanish nature reserve forces evacuation of 1000 people

The reserve protects more than 107,000 hectares considered of extreme ecological value for their mix of ecosystems, including wetlands, dunes and woods. Emergency services said 10 helicopters, seven planes and four waterbombing planes had been deployed to fight the fire, a job made more hard by the hot, dry weather and shifting winds.

GOP Senators Lay Out Demands on Health Bill

Senate Republicans on Sunday indicated resistance to rushing a vote on the GOP proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare before the July 4 recess. But she added: "We have to fight and we must win". Trump, in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday morning, called the group of conservative lawmakers "four very good people". "We also heard the House bill was never going to pass, we heard this guy could never get elected".

More than 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Eyewitnesses said about 30 motorcycles that had carried villagers to the accident site lay charred nearby. "According to the initial reports, somebody tried to light a cigarette, and then the spilled fuel caught fire, leading to the tanker's explosion", Jam Sajjad Hussain, spokesperson for the rescue workers service said.

Darjeeling sees more violence as GJM agitation enters sixth day

The GJM has claimed that two of their supporters were shot dead by police in Singmari on Saturday. "Two persons have been detained so far in the incident", Akhilesh Kumar Chaturvedi, the superintendant of police of Darjeeling district said.

North Korea has tested a heavy duty engine for ballistic missiles

Seoul is developing its mid-range missile to cope with growing threats from the North. May 27 member States of the G7 warned North Korea against further nuclear tests . "Judging from the speed of North Korea's advancements in nuclear and missile technologies I believe they will acquire such capability in the near future".

PM recalls 1975 'black night', Congress hits back

The PM said, "In Mubarakpur village in Bijnor, a few Muslim families have built toilets in the village". Modi's comments come at a time when the Opposition has been accusing his government of an "undeclared Emergency'". The villagers have asked authorities to spend Rs 17 lakh for the benefit of the village". Mr Modi also referred to another example of Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh where District administration constructed 10 thousand household toilets with public participation ...

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