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Russians die in IS fight in Syria

Russians die in IS fight in Syria

On October 3, 2017, Russia's Defense Ministry denied that two Russian soldiers had been captured by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Syria . "Two Russian military advisers, who controlled fire of the Syrian battery, died at the scene". The Russian ministry said that the dead were military advisers attached to a Syrian army unit in the Deir el-Zour. The command has presented all Russian soldiers to receive state awards. Read More

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Second 1000-Year Flood in Two Years Slams into Historic Maryland City

Second 1000-Year Flood in Two Years Slams into Historic Maryland City

According to officials, Hermond had been helping to barricade a door from the floodwaters when a woman asked for help finding her cat. She called Hermond the "nicest person in the world" who always had a smile on his face. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged residents of the affected area to seek higher ground. Simon Cortes, owner of La Palapa Grill & Cantina, said it's "a disgusting time", and his business took on about a foot (30 centimeters) of water. Read More

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Ireland Votes to Repeal Abortion Ban After Contentious National Debate

Ireland Votes to Repeal Abortion Ban After Contentious National Debate

In the case of a fatal foetal abnormality an abortion can also be carried out. Reform in Ireland also raised the prospect that women in Northern Ireland , where abortion is still illegal, may start travelling south of the border. "This is a monumental day for women in Ireland", Orla O'Connor, co-director of the Together for Yes group, said. Saturday's triumph for abortion reformers occurred only months before Pope Francis visits the country - the first since John Paul II's tour of ... Read More

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US decision to disinvite China from RIMPAC very unconstructive: Chinese Councilor Wang

US decision to disinvite China from RIMPAC very unconstructive: Chinese Councilor Wang

The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC and previously attended by China, is billed as the world's largest global maritime exercise and held every two years in Hawaii in June and July. An invitation to the exercise, scheduled to start in June, carries political clout, and the disinvitation is likely to heighten U.S. "This move sends a strong signal (to Beijing) that its reckless behavior in the South China Sea carries with it real consequences". Read More

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Feeling Crowded? LA Sees Nation's 5th-Largest Population Increase

Feeling Crowded? LA Sees Nation's 5th-Largest Population Increase

Nationally, eight of the 15 cities with the largest gains were in the South, and three of the top five were in Texas. The state dominated a list of the country's fastest-growing large cities, released Thursday by the U.S. And it has grown by only 1,492 people since 2010. While Chicago lost almost 4,000 residents in 2017, that's less than the estimated loss of 4,879 residents the year before that, according to census figures. Read More

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Ukraine Denies Paying Trump Lawyer for White House Meeting

Ukraine Denies Paying Trump Lawyer for White House Meeting

One of Michael Cohen , Donald Trump's attorney, one of his business partners entered a plea deal with prosecutors in the state of NY this week, to where he can avoid lofty prison sentences for ... MEANWHILE, on Earth 2, the investigation into Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen continues apace. Freidman pleaded guilty in Albany to one count of evading $50,000 worth of taxes. Read More

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R Kelly accused by woman of mental and sexual abuse

R Kelly accused by woman of mental and sexual abuse

Kelly knowingly gave her herpes , 20-year-old Faith Rodgers sat down for her first interview to lay out damning accusations against the R&B singer. Rodgers' lawsuit dryly refers to the allegations as a "run-of-the-mill R. Kelly sexual abuse" case that fits a specific pattern. After the " abusive sex ", the 51-year-old reportedly told her she was boring in bed. Read More

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"American Idol" victor Maddie Poppe reveals she's dating finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson

During the finale, the duo performed "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World". During the show, Seacrest turned to Poppe and Hutchinson and said that the country has fallen in love with both of them. "I don't understand how Gabby didn't win American Idol and I'm actually really annoyed right now about it.... I'm so disappointed in America's vote", another noted . Read More

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Canada, Lima Group members will not recognize result of contested Venezuelan election

Canada, Lima Group members will not recognize result of contested Venezuelan election

Venezuela held what it called presidential and state legislative " elections " on Sunday, as if voters' ballots would decide who governs them. "It is part of the democratic practice and this challenge will have to go through existing channels" in the National Electoral Council (CNE), former Spanish prime minister and mediator in the Venezuelan elections, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero , said in an exclusive interview with EFE. Read More

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Hawaii volcano erupts in 6-mile-high plume, 'ash fallout' alert

Hawaii volcano erupts in 6-mile-high plume, 'ash fallout' alert

Authorities in Hawaii are calling on people to stay indoors with the windows closed and turn on the radio to listen for updates from the authorities. A video he shared on Facebook showed a towering column of ash reaching into a hazy sky. "Now they're acting like it's all super-dangerous and everything, but it just kind oozes out". PHOTOS: Take a look at some of the most arresting images from Kilauea volcano eruption Kilauea is also a reminder that there are volcanoes in the Western U.S. Read More

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General VK Singh makes surprise visit to North Korea

General VK Singh makes surprise visit to North Korea

The MEA statament said the minister, who visted the country at their invitation, held discussions with senior leaders including vice-president of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong Dae, foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, minister of culture, Pak Chun Nam and vice- foreign minister Choe Hui Cholon a range of issues covering political, regional, economic, educational and cultural cooperation. Read More

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Senate Democrats Warn Trump Over Any Deal on China's ZTE

Senate Democrats Warn Trump Over Any Deal on China's ZTE

Earlier this month, a US delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin presented China with a list of demands to tackle allegations of intellectual property theft and other trade policies Washington considers unfair. ZTE was also slapped with a suspended seven-year ban on the purchase of USA tech products. The firm consequently stopped operating this month. Sen. Read More

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Indian media distorted Sharif's 26/11 statement- Pak PM

Indian media distorted Sharif's 26/11 statement- Pak PM

One official said: They (India) have indicated they might do that (move the ICJ on Sharifs statement). "Unfortunately, a section of Pakistani electronic and social media has intentionally or unintentionally not only validated but has lent credence to the malicious propaganda of Indian media without going through the full facts of the statement", a party spokesperson had said. Read More

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Hamas Chief Visits Cairo a Day Before US Relocates Embassy to Jerusalem

Hamas Chief Visits Cairo a Day Before US Relocates Embassy to Jerusalem

Binyamin Netanyahu urged world leaders yesterday to follow the United States example and move their embassies to Jerusalem, claiming that recognising the city as the capital of Israel would be the first step to peace. Israel has warned that it will prevent any border breach. Gaza Health ministry said in an official statement that 49 Palestinians were killed and more than 8,000 injured by Israeli army gunfire since the beginning of the marches. Read More

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Nine Inch Nails to sell most tour tickets offline only

Nine Inch Nails to sell most tour tickets offline only

However, the big news of the tour is that Trent Reznor and company have decided not to do ANY digital sales, and only provide physical tickets, with a maximum of four being sold per person at a physical box office. The concert series will also feature guest performances by The Jesus and Mary Chain . You can buy them at the Saenger box office starting May 19. Nine Inch Nails will also be traveling to other cities such as Atlanta, New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans among ... Read More

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'This is taking a long time': David Goodall's last words revealed

'This is taking a long time': David Goodall's last words revealed

The Swiss federal statistics office says the number of assisted suicides has been growing fast: Nine years ago, there were 297. "Up to the age of 90 I was enjoying life, but not now", he said. "In many quarters we see the planned suicide of someone who's aged 100 celebrated". "It was rather sad but eventually he got what he had wanted for quite a while at the end of a long life", he said. Read More

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Singapore confirms it will host landmark Trump-Kim summit

Singapore confirms it will host landmark Trump-Kim summit

President Trump and secured the release of three Americans imprisoned in the country . "We're starting off on a new footing", Trump said early Thursday. Pompeo once used the word PVID (permanent, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement) to highlight the importance of permanent denuclearization, sparking media speculation here about Washington's intentions, but the Trump administration has returned to the CVID jargon. Read More

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