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Kashmir: 8 security forces personnel, 3 militants killed in Pulwama encounter

Kashmir: 8 security forces personnel, 3 militants killed in Pulwama encounter

The terror strike took place at the crack of dawn when the militants, believed to be foreign mercenaries, entered the police complex in the worst-hit Pulwama district. Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu-Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with neighboring Pakistan. It was the deadliest on a state security facility since September past year, when armed militants broke into an army camp in Uri near LoC - the de facto border with Pakistan - ... Read More

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Tracking Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten off Georgia coast

Tracking Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten off Georgia coast

Even if the storm is not named, impacts will still be felt along our coast. The system is expected to strengthen and become a tropical storm Sunday night or Monday . The hurricane center expected the system to merge with a cold front in the next few days. By Tuesday afternoon the tropical cyclone will begin to weaken as it moves away from the North Carolina coast. Read More

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Donald Trump's adviser Sebastian Gorka is out, confirms White House

Donald Trump's adviser Sebastian Gorka is out, confirms White House

As well as Gorka and Bannon, seven other White House aides have either resigned or been sacked including Priebus, national security advisor Michael Flynn and successive communications directors Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci. "This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this week", he said. The Congress members' proposal concerning Miller, said to be one of Bannon's closest allies on immigration and the infamous travel ban, still awaits approval to go ... Read More

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Protect our public lands!

Protect our public lands!

In a call with reporters on Thursday House Natural Resources Committee, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said that "Congress never intended one individual to unilaterally dictate land management policies for enormous swaths of federal land". "This narrative is false and has no basis in fact". "No president should use the authority under the Antiquities Act to restrict public access, prevent hunting and fishing, burden private land or eliminate land uses, unless such action is needed to ... Read More

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War ship collision fourth since January for USA navy

War ship collision fourth since January for USA navy

Adm. Scott Swift also said at a news conference in Singapore that Malaysian officials had found one body, which had yet to be identified. The divers were looking in the hull of the warship , which suffered damage from the collision to its port side, below the waterline, and several compartments were flooded, including a sleeping area for the crew. Read More

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Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps

Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps

An alarm system went off on Wednesday in time to allow for the evacuation of about 100 residents. Police said that at least twelve farm buildings were destroyed as well. Residents were being housed in nearby hotels, including in the village of Castasegna on the Italian border. "People are immediately gone, leaving everything behind them". Read More

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Hashd and Iraqi Army advance into first neighborhood inside Tal Afar

Hashd and Iraqi Army advance into first neighborhood inside Tal Afar

The Iran-backed Hashed said its fighters had advanced to the edges of Tal Afar's western suburbs and Iraq's Joint Operations Command said counter-terrorism units had taken five villages from the southwest and "raised the Iraqi flag". Special forces commander Brig Gen Haider Fadhil told the Associated Press that his forces had not faced tough resistance, but that he expected the fighting to be fiercer as they pushed towards the city centre. Read More

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Operational Pause After US Warship Collisions

Operational Pause After US Warship Collisions

The latest accident follows a tragic incident in which seven U.S. Navy sailors were killed when a container vessel slammed into the side of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald near Japan in June. President Donald Trump used Twitter to express their concern for the missing sailors. Swift says helicopters were able to begin evacuating sailors within an hour or two of the collision , and that it was "quite extraordinary" for the McCain to be "up and running ... Read More

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Workweek Weather: Some clouds for eclipse; back to humidity

Workweek Weather: Some clouds for eclipse; back to humidity

The solar eclipse is expected to hit Detroit at its peak at approximately 2:28 p.m . When models can't even properly predict the first few hours of the forecast - they tend to go even more downhill as you move forward in time . Look for partly sunny skies. The Western US also has the advantage of experiencing the eclipse in the morning, before the heat of the day has had a chance to build up clouds and storms. Read More

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Iraqi forces launch assault to take back Tal Afar from Isis

Iraqi forces launch assault to take back Tal Afar from Isis

Earlier, the army's Major General Najim al-Jubouri, commander of Nineveh's Operations Command, told reporters that he estimated there were between 1,500 and 2,000 IS militants left in Tal Afar. On August 14, Lieutenant Faraj Hamed of Hashd al-Sha'abi said Abbas Brigade, Ali Akbar Brigade, Badr Organization, Imam Ali Brigade, Imam Hussein Brigade, and Hezbollah Battalions would participate in the fight to dislodge the Daesh terrorist group from Tal Afar. Read More

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Bannon: 'The Trump presidency is over'

Bannon: 'The Trump presidency is over'

Bannon attacked white nationalists as "clowns" and said: "Ethno-nationalism - it's losers". Bannon has already returned to his post as executive chairman at Breitbart News . During Trump's press encounter at Trump Tower in NY on Tuesday, the president described Bannon as a "friend of mine" when asked about the chief strategist's fate. Read More

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Erdogan Urges Turks in Germany to Vote Against Merkel

Erdogan Urges Turks in Germany to Vote Against Merkel

While most were placard-waving CDU supporters, several dozen supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, blew whistles and shouted at Merkel. A number of German nationals, including Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel, have been detained in Turkey on terrorism charges. A police spokesman told Efe news that the arrest took place in the morning at a hotel in the city centre where Akhanli was staying. Read More

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