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Iraqi, Coalition Aircraft Step Up Airstrikes On IS-Held Town

Populated prior to the entry of the AES of approximately 200 000 inhabitants, mainly Turkmen, Tal Afar was an enclave a shiite in a region that is mostly sunni. These units, whose number was not specified, " group into a fighting stance in preparation for the next battle of liberation", says the text. The spokesman for Iraq's government-sanctioned Shi'ite militias - known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces, said they will also be taking part in the battle.

Mooch: 'If It Was Up To Me' Bannon Would Be Gone

This led Colbert to ask why Scaramucci thought the president would "shank a softball like that so hard" with his comments on Saturday rather than just condemning "the people who were there to start violence". He told Colbert that, if it were his decision, he would fire Bannon, suggested that Bannon may be the source of White House leaks, and added that he does not like his "toleration" of white supremacists.

Guam residents fear attack after North Korea threat

South Korea's National Security Council (NSC) strongly urged North Korea on Thursday to immediately stop provocations and return to the dialogue table, saying dialogue was still possible should the communist state decide to cooperate. They're used to living with intimidation from North Korea, including in 2013 when Pyongyang warned that the island was within its "striking range".

'Remote' chance North Korea missile strike will affect PH

A notice put out by Guam's Joint Information Center Saturday warned residents how to prepare "for an imminent missile threat". President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a television news program in Seoul on August 10. "We also know it's very serious". Asked if the US was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that". "This is why what Kim Jong-un is doing is very, very risky", McMaster said.

US Defense Secretary: Guam is well protected

The governor of the US territory of Guam, which has been threatened by North Korea , said he feels safer than ever with President Donald Trump in charge of USA forces. The four PAC-3 systems are brought from eastern Japan, as its missile defense is largely centered around Tokyo. Japan's new defense minister, Itsunori Onodera, said Thursday that Japan would "take the necessary measures", to defend itself from any strike.

Teen charged with choking mom's abusive ex-boyfriend to death

Monday. Though he was charged with manslaughter, police were investigating if the incident was self-defense. He followed her inside and began beating the 37-year-old woman. The News writes that it it "unclear" exactly at which point Washington was strangled, while being pulled away from Sesma or afterward. "It's not crystal clear", a police source told the New York Daily News .

Massive tree falls in Central Park, New York, injuries reported

The FDNY says some of the injured were children, but it's not clear how many. The woman was hit in the head and was in and out of consciousness as the FDNY worked to remove the tree, spokesman Frank Dwyer said. "He said, it just snapped, you heard it crack and it just fell over". The woman suffered critical injuries, while the children's injuries were considered serious, an FDNY spokesperson said at the scene.

Mexican authorities confiscate 10000 gallons of illegal alcohol at popular resorts

Her brother woke up later with a concussion and a gash on his forehead, with no memory of what had occurred. Some tourists, the newspaper reported, said they were assaulted and robbed after they lost consciousness. The study, conducted in collaboration with the nation's Tax Administration Service, found that was an improvement from two years earlier, when 43% was illegal.

Increasing the penalty for bomb threats in NY

Cuomo signed the legislation on Monday, he says it's a response to the significant number of bomb threats called into Jewish Community Centers across NY and the country. "The ugly events that took place in Charlottesville must never be repeated, and in NY we're going to stand united against hate in all of its forms", Governor Cuomo said.

Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairs

The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped after chiming noon on August 21 to protect workers during a 29-million-pound ($38 million) fix project on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben and its clock. The Great Clock will be taken apart piece-by-piece to facilitate its four dials being cleaned and repaired. "This essential program of works will safeguard the clock on a long term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home - the Elizabeth Tower".

MACC arrests Isa Samad, raids his S'gor residence

According to the two anti-graft officers, Mohd Isa was arrested after being questioned at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya , where he arrived with two of his lawyers at 2.40pm today. He acknowledged the reporters waiting at the MACC headquarters before entering the building. FIC is a subsidiary of the oil palm giant that deals in non-farm business.

Barcelona agree £90m fee with Borussia Dortmund for Ousmane Dembele?

Dembele is now suspended by his German club after failing to pitch up for training last week Thursday. Scoring six goals and adding a further 12 assists, Dembele was a central figure in the Dortmund side that finished third in the Bundesliga last season, but Dacourt has wished the 20-year-old well ahead of his potential move to La Liga.

Brooklyn soldier among two killed during combat in Iraq

A CENTCOM official told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the Army artillery unit was engaged in a "counter-fire mission against an ISIS mortar site when an explosion occurred". Pat Work said in a statement. In July 2015, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. This was his first deployment to Iraq. He was assigned to the Second Infantry Division in Camp Casey, Korea from May 2014 to June 2015 following his completion of combat training and advanced individual training.

What the US Military Does on Guam and Why North Korea Cares

Pompeo declined to say how long it will be before North Korea could carry out such a nuclear attack on the US mainland. Tension on the Korea n peninsula had eased slightly earlier on Monday as South Korea 's president said resolving North Korea 's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully.

MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

While the type of bird flu that hit San Luis can not be transmitted to humans, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol issued an order temporarily banning all fowl shipments from Luzon to other parts of the Philippines. The Philippines is culling upwards of 200,000 chickens, ducks and quail to eradicate the spread of the outbreak . "The Task Force is ready to deploy teams to monitor poultry farms.

Trump Administration 'Troubled' by Post-Election Violence in Kenya

A Kenyan human rights group said on Saturday that 24 people had been shot dead by police since election day. All deaths would be investigated, it added. A statement from the office of the White House press secretary said Tuesday the United States government is troubled by reports that demonstrations opposing Kenyatta's win have turned violent and urged Kenyans to resolve disputes lawfully.

North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

The official Korean Central News Agency reported that supreme leader Kim Jong-un had visited its strategic missile force and offered praise to North Korea's military and warned that he had reviewed plans to fire a missile over the USA territory of Guam .

Trump's "Fire and Fury" Wouldn't Be the First for North Korea

As reported by Reuters , Kim made his first public appearance in almost two weeks, in which he was seen inspecting the command of his army. "If the Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the restraint of the DPRK [North Korea], the [North] will make an important decision as it already declared", Kim said according to the country's state media, as reported by The Wall Street Journal .

Experience this month's solar eclipse safely

The first to touch the US mainland since 1979 and the first to span the continent since 1918, the eclipse will be viewable to 500 million people . Free eclipse viewing glasses, while supplies last, a solar system ambassador from the Jet Propulsion Lab and free STEM activities will be part of the event.

Switzerland condemns anti-Semitism after furor over hotel sign

Even the goyim can't understand [why these signs are here]". She told the Blick newspaper that the apartment hotel now had a lot of Jewish clients, and that other guests had complained that some of them did not shower before using the pool and had asked her to do something.

Pick your Tottenham XI: Who should Mauricio Pochettino select?

The Lilywhites have enjoyed Wembley during their last campaign, playing all four of their homes European games there as well as a FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, and Pochettino understands transition will be hard but they must deal with it and make their temporary accommodation into a fortress.

Big game hunter trampled to death by the elephant he was hunting

A trophy hunter, who was permitted to shoot an elephant on a private wildlife area in Namibia known as Farm Mopane, was trampled to death by an elephant from the herd the hunters were tracking. This follows the death in May of well-known South African hunter Theunis Botha, 51, in Zimbabwe. According to the police, the elephant that trampled Monzalvez saw the hunters from a distance and chased them .

Trump's America, Month Eight: Blood on the Pavement in Charlottesville

Incidentally, the violent episode occurred right outside of the police department. "Every time I went to stand up I was knocked back down". The only sides I see are the beaters and the beaten; Deandre on the ground with the alt-Right storm troopers with weapons.

Obama message goes viral after Charlottesville violence

With over 2.4 million likes, it's the second most liked tweet in history and closing in quickly on Ariana Grande's tweet after the Manchester bombing (2.7 million). "People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love". The US Democratic leaders are responding to a recent instance of hate crime by American white supremacists، according to "Press TV".

Country's latest aircraft carrier set to arrive in Portsmouth tomorrow

The drone pilot said he was "amazed" that he was able to fly the drone past armed patrol boats (he noted police on the smaller crafts did wave at the drone) and land it on the deck of the carrier, where it went undetected. He also left his phone number to the authorities, but nobody got in touch with him. "This incident has been reported to Police Scotland, an investigation is under way and we stepped up our security measures in light of it".

DOJ Demands Troves of Data About Visitors to Anti-Trump Website

The targeted site is DisruptJ20.org, which is involved in anti-Trump public protests, and the demands for materially all data on the site is related to their putative involve in protests against President Trump's inauguration in January. Making the matter public may well end up killing it off, as the warrant is such a huge overreach and such a troubling invasion of privacy that any Justice Department legal argument is sure to get skewered in the press.

Shraddha Kapoor finalised as the leading lady of Prabhas in Saaho

Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhas. It is obvious that after the record-breaking success of Prabhas, " Saaho " will get more response on its release. If everything goes right then it can be another big venture for Shraddha Kapoor after Haseena Parkar .

Contempt of court: Notices issued to Nawaz Sharif, 14 others

Justice Mamoon Rasheed Sheikh asked the petitioner's counsel as to how had the former premier committed treason in his recent speeches when his own party was ruling the country. The JIT members during the seven-week period interrogated eight members of Sharif family including Nawaz Sharif, his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, daughter Maryam Nawaz, son-in-law Captain Safdar, cousin Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and brother-in-law Ishaq Dar and submitted its report on July ...

European Union tightens sanctions against North Korea

China is by far North Korea's biggest trading partner, accounting for more than 80 percent of Pyongyang's external trade for the past five years. China has long shied away from severe punitive steps, such as cutting off fuel and food supplies, due to fears such moves could trigger the collapse of the North Korean regime, the Journal noted.

Taliban's open letter to Trump asks for a review on Afghan policy

The note, which is 1,600 words long, also says a U.S. withdrawal would "truly deliver American troops from harm's way" and bring about "an end to an inherited war". The letter suggested that he should avoid authorising US military for making US Afghan policy. The spokesman of the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid has been critically wounded during the operations in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the 209 Shaheen Corps of the Afghan national army said.

War with North Korea would be catastrophic, warns Mattis

Pompeo said the rhetoric from Trump was geared at sending a message to North Korea and letting the isolated nation know that the United States policy of "strategic patience" had come to an end. "We do not seek an excuse to garrison U.S. troops north of the Demilitarized Zone". Earlier, a Government source denied a claim that the U.S. has requested Britain's help to find North Korea's nuclear weapon sites and prepare for military strikes.

Nichols plc (NICL) Given "Hold" Rating at Shore Capital

On Thursday, June 29th, Ross Paterson bought 15,000 shares of Stagecoach Group plc stock. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 510 ($6.62) to GBX 500 ($6.49) and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Monday, April 24th.

Merkel says she sees no military solution to North Korea

USA allies in the region have reacted with alarm to Trump's comments this week and senior US officials scrambled to play down his remarks. Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's official newspaper, said the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People's Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the United Nations in retaliation for North Korean missile tests.

Premier League still the world's greatest soap opera

Giroud had been linked with moves to Marseille , West Ham and Everton over the summer and speculation intensified when striker Alexandre Lacazette arrived at the Emirates with a £52 million price tag, the sort of money which demands game time.

London's Holborn Tube station evacuated after loud bang, smoke fills platform

Holborn station has been evacuated following reports of a "loud bang" and smoke filling the platform. I was towards back of crowd'. BTP said that a defective train was the cause for the evacuation from the underground station this morning.

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