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Russia- 'Trump is more impulsive and unpredictable' than NK

A Kremlin spokesman is distancing Moscow from an incendiary commentary on Russian state TV that alleged U.S. President Donald Trump is more unsafe and unpredictable than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "They are afraid of the firm alliance between South Korea and the United States, and of strong independent defense capabilities". He had already began to dial back the Trumpomania and start criticizing the US president. Read More

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Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

Israel moved swiftly to try to foil a mass Palestinian prisoner hunger strike, transferring the leader Marwan Barghouti to a different prison and putting him in solitary confinement. Israeli authorities argue administrative detention protects at-risk informants and is needed for the country's security. Marwan Barghouti, a high-profile prisoner who enjoys broad support among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, called for the "Freedom and Dignity" strike. Read More

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Teens dies after shark attack off West Australia

Teens dies after shark attack off West Australia

Paramedics treated her on the beach, according to ABC Australia, but she died at a hospital with Yahoo 7 reporting that she had suffered massive injuries to one of her legs. Authorities have also since closed Wylie Bay until further notice and have advised people not to enter the water for the next 48 hours. Police have not said what type of shark was responsible but are being helped in their investigation by the department of fisheries. Read More

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Trump's opinion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation changes, says no longer obsolete

Trump, who ran for the White House on a pledge to shake up the status quo in Washington , repeatedly lashed out at China during the campaign, accusing Beijing of being a "grand champion" of currency manipulation. Trump's outreach to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a frosty reception in Moscow during a visit that initially was billed as a way to jump-start better relations between Russian Federation and the U.S. Read More

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Hard-line Cleric to Run in Iranian Presidential Election

Many Iranians have grown impatient with the slow rate of improvement in their economic fortunes since global financial and trade sanctions were lifted after Iran curbed its disputed nuclear activity under its deal with six world powers. Associated Press journalists watched as stunned election officials processed Ahmadinejad's paperwork on Wednesday. He said his decision to run was meant to help former Vice President Hamid Baghaei, a close confidant. Read More

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US strike in Afghanistan: What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

The 9797kg GBU-43 bomb, which has 11 tons of explosives, was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, close to the border with Pakistan. Afghan official said that 36 Islamic State group terrorists have been reportedly killed in the air strike. There are now 8,400 US troops in the country, conducting counterterrorism operations against insurgents and training and advising Afghanistan's military. Read More

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American Soldier Killed in Afghanistan in Anti-ISIS Operation: US Military

American Soldier Killed in Afghanistan in Anti-ISIS Operation: US Military

However, he did not provide further details and said that more information could be released later. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . About 8,400 USA soldiers remain in Afghanistan, carrying out two missions - one under NATO's mission to train and assist Afghan forces, and a second counterterrorism mission focused on al-Qaida and affiliates of the Islamic State. Read More

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Tillerson, Trump team try to clarify foreign policy after airstrikes

Mr Johnson was due to... Mr Johnson has scrapped a visit to Russian Federation next week so US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can go alone and deliver a clear message. The base was largely evacuated before the USA strikes, after Washington forewarned Moscow, which in turn alerted the Syrian government, according to a senior military source in the alliance fighting in support of Assad. Read More

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Trump speaks with Japanese leader after North Korea's missile launch

Trump speaks with Japanese leader after North Korea's missile launch

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that tackling North Korean threats is "my responsibility", calling the communist nation "a big problem" and saying autocratic leader Kim Jong-un "is not doing the right thing". This has been confirmed by the South Korean Military to the BBC. In a statement, the agency said: "U.S". South Korea's foreign ministry strongly condemned the launch, which it said represented a "threat to peace and stability of the whole world". Read More

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Samsung has started firmware development for the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has started firmware development for the Galaxy Note 8

In continuation of those reports , we're now looking at a possible price for that premium model that could sport more RAM and double the storage of the standard, basic variant, and would be launched only in China. It is dual sim device with dual standby support. The device supports Type-C USB and comes with a headphone jack of 3.5mm. In recent years, we have seen a great evolution in these price ranges, since we could consider other mobile phones better in terms of price, but this has ... Read More

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US comment terse on latest North Korea missile

US comment terse on latest North Korea missile

Though officials from US Pacific Command (PACOM) - the US's regional asset in the area - detected a KN-15 medium range ballistic missile during their initial assessment, they determined it was of little threat. "Certainly there are many elements of national and coalition power that range from diplomatic to economic, but at the base of all of those would be military power that the USA and its allies must continue to consider, particularly when there remains a significant threat such as from ... Read More

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Explaining the US-Russia 'deconfliction line' and the consequences of cutting it

Explaining the US-Russia 'deconfliction line' and the consequences of cutting it

The officials said there had been no retaliatory action by Syria or Russian Federation taken against American forces in Syria since the strikes against the Syrian airbase. The response demonstrates Moscow's readiness to defy Washington . The hotline was established between U.S. officers monitoring the war from an operations center at a base in Qatar and their Russian counterparts operating in Syria. Read More

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Rand tumbles on news Zuma survives

It says there were no injuries. Zuma sparked a national uproar last week when he dismissed the finance minister, who was widely regarded as an effective steward of the economy. The speaker of parliament is considering recalling a joint sitting for a vote of no confidence put forward by the Democratic Alliance. NAN reports that South Africa's largest trade union confederation on Tuesday joined the ranks of Zuma's critics and called on him to step down. Read More

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US House Speaker backs intelligence panel chair in Russian Federation probe

US House Speaker backs intelligence panel chair in Russian Federation probe

We're still a long way from Republicans abandoning Trump on the Russian Federation scandal, and it may take a shocking development or two to get us from here to there. In a highly symbolic move Monday, after Nunes canceled a planned committee meeting , House Intelligence Republicans and Democrats still met in the same, classified briefing space in the Capitol where they typically meet but they gathered separately, plotting their own game plans. Read More

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This is the image Vladimir Putin doesn't want Russians to see

This is the image Vladimir Putin doesn't want Russians to see

They included openly racist and anti-immigrant posts, according to Radio Free Europe . However, only yesterday this picture of Vladimir Putin in drag with a gay flag in the background has officially been banned in Russian Federation. The illegal photographs have been determined as extremist propaganda material. It first appeared up after Russian Federation introduced its controversial "gay propaganda" law in 2013, which banned promotion of prostitution to minors and made it illegal to pass ... Read More

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Girl found living with monkeys in India

Girl found living with monkeys in India

When officer Suresh Yadav spotted her, he tried to get to her but both the girl and the monkeys screeched at the policeman. Police said they encountered fierce resistance from the monkeys when they eventually managed to trap the girl. She was surrounded by three monkeys. She has been now trained to walk on her legs. "She gets angry sometimes and we have to calm her down", Chief Medical Officer Dr. Read More

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Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear

Mitsubishi spent about $2.1 million for ads on O'Reilly's show in 2016, making it the show's fifth-largest advertiser, The New York Times reported . "Totally unfounded, based on what I read". O'Reilly has always been a ratings standout for the conservative cable news channel, despite multiple allegations of sexual harassment that have been brought against him from women within the company. Read More

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Fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and Trump

But the minutes indicated a general view among Fed officials that if the economy remained solid as expected, a change in their policy of keeping the holdings unchanged "would likely be appropriate later this year". "The desire to signal sooner than later is likely a function of the committee's wish to avoid adverse market reactions", the Barclays note said. The Fed's two goals are to achieve maximum employment and moderate inflation. Read More

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