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Trump ends tradition of Ramadan dinner at White House

Iraq's Sunni population also observed the festival on Sunday. His office said: "Thousands of Londoners and visitors come to this free event every year to celebrate the end of Ramadan and enjoy an array of entertainment, delicious food and family fun". [Full Article...]

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria The U.S. said it acted after the Syrian plane bombed fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurds and Syrian Arab groups that the U.S. The incidents mark an escalation in the area around At Tanf - a base near the Syrian-Jordanian border manned by coalition forces that are advising an anti-ISIS Syrian rebel group. [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles

Those civilians left in the Old City's IS-held areas face multiple dangers. "Across Iraq , children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence", Peter Hawkins, a Unicef representative in Iraq, said in a statement. "We give them indications by loudspeaker when it's possible", an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters . Iraqi special forces have opened up roads for civilians to ... [Full Article...]

US College Student Released By North Korea Home, But In Coma

US College Student Released By North Korea Home, But In Coma But State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Rodman had nothing to do with Warmbier's release . It came as American college student Otto Warmbier returned home to OH last night after being freed from a North Korean prison. [Full Article...]

Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony Joe Manchin asked Priestap what the United States could do to fight back, and Priestap noted that the Obama administration slapped sanctions on Russian Federation for the election hacking. The Department of Homeland Security issued warnings about hacking into voter registration databases, but Johnson said the notices did not get the attention he would have liked. [Full Article...]

Asian carp found near Lake Michigan

Asian carp found near Lake Michigan These are the same people who continue to contend the electric barrier system is effectively keeping carp from migrating closer to the Great Lakes despite evidence to the contrary. O'Brien Lock and Dam, approximately nine miles away from Lake Michigan. Once in the Great Lakes there is no doubt the aquatic mishap would turn disastrous, potentially destroying the region's $7 billion per year fisheri... [Full Article...]

Father of Otto Warmbier, American held captive by North Korea, speaks out

Father of Otto Warmbier, American held captive by North Korea, speaks out Warmbier's family said they were told by North Korean officials, through contacts with American envoys, that Warmbier fell ill from botulism some time after his trial and lapsed into a coma after taking a sleeping pill, the Washington Post reported. [Full Article...]

Wife of congressional baseball shooting suspect tells of disbelief

The statement said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined that Hodgkinson bought the guns from federally licensed dealers. But she maintained there was nothing she could have done about it. "There's just no way that I would have guessed that this guy would be shooting at law enforcement and a congressman", said Brennwald, an attorney. [Full Article...]

Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest

Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could undercut Comey's description of events. Worse, the president tweeted, the investigation is being led by "some very bad and conflicted people". In 2004, it was Comey who successfully defied President Bush when he tried to... [Full Article...]

Disneyland devotee visits park for 2000 days in a row

Disneyland devotee visits park for 2000 days in a row Along the way he's met many celebrities, and tried the food at almost every restaurant saying, " Pizza Port is my go to place ". His favourite restaurant is Pizza Port in Tomorrowland and his best ride is the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which he first rode when he was two. [Full Article...]

Pilot asks passengers to pray due to a "Technical Issue"

Passengers on board AirAsia X flight D7237 were understandably terrified after there was first a loud bang followed by the whole plane shaking . It landed at Perth Airport just before 10 a.m., AirAsia X Berhad said in a statement to Fortune . [Full Article...]

JK policemen asked to avoid Eid prayers in public mosques

JK policemen asked to avoid Eid prayers in public mosques Two people were arrested on Friday evening. Jammu: The BJP today demanded the setting up of a special fast-track court to punish the those involved in the brutal lynching of a police officer in Srinagar . Immediately after the incident, Ayub's body was taken to the police control room for identification and completion of other legal procedures. On May 9, a 22-year-old army officer from Kulg... [Full Article...]

South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea North Korea's state media, which is normally quick to publicise successful missile-related developments, did not carry any reports on the engine test. But a USA official conceded to Fox News that although spy satellites have spotted increased activity around the test site, "nobody knows what that means". [Full Article...]

Laura Ingraham Backs Away From Sean Spicer's Job

Laura Ingraham Backs Away From Sean Spicer's Job Last night on Stephen Colbert's Late Show monologue, Colbert took aim at White House press secretary Sean Spicer . 'See you tomorrow in Iowa, ' Spicer declared as he closed out his Tuesday briefing, making reference to a rally Trump is holding tomorrow in Cedar Rapids. [Full Article...]

Xbox Backwards Compatibility - Microsoft deal big blow to Xbox One owners

Xbox Backwards Compatibility - Microsoft deal big blow to Xbox One owners Previously known as Project Scorpio, Xbox One X promises 40% more power in terms of graphics. The Xbox Backwards Compatibility for the Xbox One will drop later this year - but it will NOT be as extensive as Xbox 360 backwards compatibility lineup. [Full Article...]

Scalise moved out of intensive care

Scalise moved out of intensive care Two Capitol Police officers were also wounded. A review of Hodgkinson's laptop, cellphone and camera, which yielded photographs of the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, Dirksen Senate Office Building and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, appeared to reflect the timeline of a typical tourist - not a man plotting mass murder. [Full Article...]

Police rescue 150 people stranded after cable vehicle accident

Director tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said this is very unfortunate accident which happened due felling of a tree over the ropeway. A probe has been ordered into the incident, the official said. The present incumbent Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and shock over the "tragic accident" and said that she was herself monitoring the rescue operations. [Full Article...]

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

The demands of the blockading countries confirm what Qatar has been saying from the beginning - they have nothing to do with combating terrorism, but it is about limiting Qatar's sovereignty, and outsourcing its foreign policy, the Director of the Government Communication Office (GCO) Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed al-Thani has said . [Full Article...]

BAI announces Rs 5 lakh for Srikanth

The second game began with a prolonged rally ended by Kidambi 's powerful down-the-line smash as he took an early 4-1 lead after employing a backhand smash. Anand Mahindra who tweeted just after Srikanth's win and named him "STEAMROLLER SRIKANTH" did not seem happy about the prize as well. To sign off, he expressed the desire to be more consistent and maintain this level of performance for tougher... [Full Article...]

China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism In addition, besides discussing the entire gamut of bilateral relations, the two sides will also discuss the regional situation. President Mamnoon Hussain Sunday expressed the hope that China's honest efforts would bring permanent peace and stability in the region and assured that Pakistan would continue to fully cooperate in this regard. [Full Article...]

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