• 100000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul
100000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said "we are in touch with all countries that can help us". The fall of Mosul would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the "caliphate" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared in a speech from a historic mosque in the Old City.

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  • Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket
Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket

The gunman opened fire around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, striking five people, including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise . As he was leaving the baseball field, Duncan said Hodgkinson asked him if the practice was Democratic or Republican congressmen.

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  • Cosby accuser thanks prosecutors after mistrial
Cosby accuser thanks prosecutors after mistrial

A jury deliberated for more than 52 hours over six days before declaring itself hopelessly deadlocked. "Overtly arrogant in collaborating with the district attorney". Cosby also said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to help her relax before what he insisted was a consensual sexual encounter at his home.

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  • Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: Hey, Ari. And that vehicle was parked across from the scene of the shooting. SHAPIRO: What have you heard in Belleville from people who knew Hodgkinson? WANG: Well, at this p...

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  • Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals
Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals

The final score was 129-120, and the Warriors had reclaimed their throne. When asked about the interaction in his post-game interview, Durant played coy while his teammate, Stephen Curry , teased him. I think they feel, I think within Cleveland and around the league, they feel that he's very much in play to leave again and likely head out We...

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  • Bodies of three militants recovered in Kashmir
Bodies of three militants recovered in Kashmir

Two civilians were also killed after forces opened fire to disperse protesters and stone pelters trying to shield the militants and disturb the anti-militant operation. The site of this attack was about 17 km from the Arwani encounter site. His popularity could be the reason why there were such intense protests in south Kashmir on Friday.

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  • First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday June 19
First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday June 19

In his first public comments since the election, the Chancellor said it was his "clear view" that most people want the talks to "prioritise protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity". " Theresa May must immediately create a cross-party joint cabinet committee to negotiate Brexit". London-based banking giant HSBC said ...

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  • Suspicious package sent to congressional candidate's home
Suspicious package sent to congressional candidate's home

Local news stations were reporting that the FBI has joined local police in conducting the investigation . WSB-TV in Atlanta broke the news on Thursday afternoon, reporting that "Authorities were called to the neighborhood where Karen Handel lives in Roswell for the report of a suspicious package Thursday afternoon".

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  • Putin denounces latest sanctions passed by US Senate
Putin denounces latest sanctions passed by US Senate

Russian Federation has imposed counter-measures against most Western countries, blocking imports of produce and other goods, but Putin said these would be lifted in the event that sanctions are stopped. The president earlier talked of having grandchildren to film director Oliver Stone in a documentary released this month in the United States ...

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  • Trump Lashes Out at Hillary Clinton as Russia Probe Turns to Him
Trump Lashes Out at Hillary Clinton as Russia Probe Turns to Him

Trump added: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Not stopping there, Donald Trump went back on the attack in a follow-up tweet , once against smearing Hillary Clinton in the process.

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  • DUP meet May in London as concern grows about implications for Stormont
DUP meet May in London as concern grows about implications for Stormont

It is thought that an announcement on an agreement will be delayed as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy - and may not come until next week. It could also delay the start of Brexit talks. We know other matters, such as cutting air passenger duty and increased infrastructure spending, have been discussed, but we haven't got any sense of the ex...

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  • Pentagon regains authority to set combat troop levels
Pentagon regains authority to set combat troop levels

That means there are more than 6,000 American troops in Iraq and more than 900 American troops in Syria. "I'm a believer in the Afghan people, so I support an increase in forces there", McChrystal said. "But I don't think that takes away President Trump's responsibility for that decision". "We are not winning Afghanistan right now", Mat...

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  • Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military
Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

Trump's changes would still allow commercial flights and cruise ships trips to Cuba as long as USA visitors aren't traveling there strictly as tourists. The theater where Trump will be making his policy speech was named after the political leader of Brigade 2506 in the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. Senator Marco Rubio tweeted, "economic practices...

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  • Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee
Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

USA Today reports that Sessions' testimony is expected to be behind closed doors and to target the February 14 meeting in the oval office in which, according to former FBI Director James Comey, Sessions was asked to step out of the room to leave Comey and the president alone.

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  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban
9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

The Ninth Circuit Court ruled only that Trump had failed to fulfill requirements under immigration laws that govern when the president may stop entry of foreign nationals into the country. Monday's decision in San Francisco was the second against Trump's attempts to curb travel from Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Libya. The 9th ...

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  • Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan
Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan

A former United States official said such a decision might allow the White House to argue that it was not micromanaging as much as the administration of former president, Barack Obama , was sometimes accused of doing. "I would refer you to Secretary Mattis at this point", White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters. Mat...

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  • SC Lawmakers React to Alexandria, VA Shooting
SC Lawmakers React to Alexandria, VA Shooting

The shooting occurred at a baseball field in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood. We said it was Republicans and he kind of started walking to the field. CNN reported that Rep. Scalise was in "good spirits" before going into surgery on Wednesday. DeSantis said he was thankful that Scalise travels with a Capitol Police security detail.

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  • Qatar football team faces FIFA sanction for Emir shirt
Qatar football team faces FIFA sanction for Emir shirt

He also has 17 in 54 matches for South Korea, who face a scrap to qualify automatically from Group A for the World Cup next year. There is not yet a timescale on Son's injury, but he should be fit for South Korea's crucial double header against Iran, who have already qualified, and Uzbekistan in late August and early September, although he is...

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  • Russia Kept Leadership in Global Oil, Gas Exports in 2016 - BP
Russia Kept Leadership in Global Oil, Gas Exports in 2016 - BP

In the US, coal consumption dropped by almost 10 percent, falling to levels not seen since the 1970s. Weaker industrial growth meant China's consumption of middle distillate fuels, which include diesel, fell a year ago for the first time in at least a decade, BP data show.

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  • Kashmir: 10 soldiers injured in grenade attack
Kashmir: 10 soldiers injured in grenade attack

Two security men were injured when terrorists, under the cover of stone-pelting mob, hurled a powerful grenade on the security forces at Saraf Kadal in old Srinagar city late Sunday night. On Monday, soldiers deployed along the Line of Control in Poonch detected suspicious movement at around 03:30 am and engaged "Pakistan-backed terrorists", a de...

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  • The House's health care bill is 'mean,' Trump reportedly tells senators
The House's health care bill is 'mean,' Trump reportedly tells senators

Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was surprised to hear reporters ask him about legislative text of the health care bill, which two Senate aides told IJR was almost complete as a rough draft Monday night. Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and John Thune of South Dakota quickly scurried into another health care meeting on Capitol Hill. "You do know? Then yo...

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  • Munich railway station shooting leaves several wounded
Munich railway station shooting leaves several wounded

The subway station was evacuated, the tram line was suspended and the surrounding area of the station was cordoned off following the incident. One person has been detained and a police operation is now underway. The suspect was also injured and was taken into custody. "There is no political or religious background here". Munich Police also said...

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  • Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights
Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights

We are Muslims". Many members of the LGBTQ community feel ignored by Mr Trump - who at one point in his campaign unfurled a rainbow flag and declared himself a "real friend" of the LGBTQ community. American blogger Perez Hilton, who served as worldwide ambassador for this year's parade, said, "With all the bad things happening to gay, lesbian a...

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  • Ivanka Trump: I Wasn't Expecting This 'Level Of Viciousness' In DC
Ivanka Trump: I Wasn't Expecting This 'Level Of Viciousness' In DC

In an interview Monday with Fox and Friends , Ivanka Trump - daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump - said she was surprised by the "viciousness" and " ferocity " that greeted her father's presidency. And they noted that she traveled with President Trump on his first trip overseas to last month, to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Italy....

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  • Director: 'Wonder Woman' a 'hero' for all
Director: 'Wonder Woman' a 'hero' for all

But the opening weekend for " Wonder Woman " is an achievement for female filmmakers and for the industry, says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. When she was hired, she had only directed the 2003 film Monster . According to sources, the studio intends to begin negotiations with Jenkins shortly and the filmmaker and her rep...

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  • Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers
Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Whether she steps down graciously or hobbles on until her government collapses under the weight of its own contradictions, she is not long for the leadership. Reuters reports that Gunther H. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as planned.

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  • British General Election: Theresa May's gamble that didn't pay off
British General Election: Theresa May's gamble that didn't pay off

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was "waiting for visitors coming from London ", that he was ready to "open negotiations tomorrow morning at 9.30". "We should clearly come to terms with the British to start as quickly as possible". "EU did not want #Brexit, but has been prepared to negotiate it since past year...

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  • Sonia must apologise for 'sadak ka gunda' statement, says enraged BJP
Sonia must apologise for 'sadak ka gunda' statement, says enraged BJP

Is that a language a senior politician uses against our Army Chief? The BJP has been demanding the INC chief Sonia Gandhi expel this man from the Congress Party as such statements are hurtful and will be 'democratically rejected 'according to the BJP.

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  • United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco
United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

For one, Labour's unexpected success, coming as it did despite tremendous opposition from the right-wing press and a Conservative campaign that attempted to put national security at the heart of the debate in the wake of terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, demonstrates the limits of the kind of toxic, chauvinistic nationalism that has becom...

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  • Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests
Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

The protests kicked off shortly afterwards. Reuters witnesses saw police detain a small number of protesters as they exited a metro station near the venue. But the 41-year-old lawyer turned political street campaigner hopes anger over corruption may boost his support. It's a reference to a report by Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation from la...

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