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Israel holds bodies of 5 Gaza soldiers after tunnel blast: army

Israel holds bodies of 5 Gaza soldiers after tunnel blast: army Speaking at a ceremony in northern Israel on Monday, Netanyahu indicated Israel would seek to use the five bodies as part of a deal to receive the remains of two Israeli soldiers. Israel blew up a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into its territory last week, leaving at least 12 militants dead. Last week, Israel denied a request by the Hamas terror group, through the Red Cross, to approach ... [Full Article...]

'Only half of RM2.6b pledged spent for flood mitigation in Penang'

'Only half of RM2.6b pledged spent for flood mitigation in Penang' The Prime Minister also inspected the dry-run of the field hospital's operation which was held at the Tunku Mizan Zainal Abidin ATM Hospital here. Minister of State Lim Guan Eng said that "the wind does not subside, we are concerned about the likelihood of new undesirable incidents and the continuation of heavy rains ". [Full Article...]

Forget Bugatti, Koenigsegg Agera becomes fastest auto in the world

Forget Bugatti, Koenigsegg Agera becomes fastest auto in the world The run took place in Pahrump, Nevada, and breaks the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport , which recorded a speed just shy of 268mph in 2010. The Swedish supercar had to beat the 267.81 miles per hour (431 kph) achieved back in 2010 by an unrestricted version of the Veyron Super Sport with Bugatti's official test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel at the helm on location at the Volk... [Full Article...]

'This is not an audit': Turnbull announces new dual citizenship measures

'This is not an audit': Turnbull announces new dual citizenship measures Mr Turnbull told reporters that the declaration system was not an audit which he had likened late last week to a "witch hunt". "The obligation is on each member and each senator to make a full disclosure". The High Court disqualified Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on October 26 because he inherited New Zealand citizenship from his father, taking away the ruling coalition's single-seat major... [Full Article...]

Ground invasion 'only way' to stop North Korea

Ground invasion 'only way' to stop North Korea The statement comes after a letter from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a report from the Congressional Research Service on the military action against North Korea. Tensions have soared over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs in recent months, goaded by Trump and Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-Un's fiery exchanges of insults and warnings of conflict. [Full Article...]

Misfiring Ronaldo can still make a difference for Madrid - Ramos

Misfiring Ronaldo can still make a difference for Madrid - Ramos Luka Modric is benched for Real Madrid's clash with Las Palmas this evening, while young defender Jesus Vallejo makes his League debut. Consequently, Zinedine Zidane reverts to a 4-3-3 formation as Karim Benzema is flanked by Cristiano Ronaldo and newcomer Marco Asensio . [Full Article...]

UP ATS nabs suspected terrorist Abu Zaid from Mumbai

UP ATS nabs suspected terrorist Abu Zaid from Mumbai Zaid was arrested when he was returning from Saudi Arabia. Describing Zaid as the "self-radicalised main ideologue" of the group, ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said he would attract the youth and members towards "IS and other Islamist groups" mainly through social media and a WhatsApp group. [Full Article...]

Kurt Busch, 4 other drivers top 200 miles per hour in Texas qualifying

Kurt Busch, 4 other drivers top 200 miles per hour in Texas qualifying The third slot will be filled by the victor of next week's race at Phoenix Raceway, with the final spot claimed by the driver with the highest points total within the round. Brad Keselowski has a big advantage at the moment, up 19 points on fifth-place Denny Hamlin . With just two races remaining on the NASCAR docket, next Sunday's Can-Am 500 from Phoenix Raceway will be the next opportunity fo... [Full Article...]

Sock snatches last ATP Finals spot with Paris title

Sock snatches last ATP Finals spot with Paris title But yeah, to come back from the deficit I was down in my first round, my first match here, and to have this trophy next to me now and talking to you guys has been an incredible achievement". Sock hit back straight away, grabbing the break in the opening game of the second set. He took it when Sock went for a typical cross-court victor on forehand and whipped his shot into the net. [Full Article...]

Mostly cloudy with the chance for a few showers this afternoon

Mostly cloudy with the chance for a few showers this afternoon Most should be out of the area before the commute to church. Other model runs have suggested a plume of moisture would move into the region from the south to bring a period of rain. They may have a few lightning strikes and a little bit of wind. One of the themes of the blog lately has been how the change of timing with various air mass changes could mess up the forecast from 2-3 days out...let ... [Full Article...]

The US Army deserter Trump wanted executed will serve no jail time

The US Army deserter Trump wanted executed will serve no jail time Army Col. Jeffery Nance didn't explain how he formulated his sentence that also included a dishonorable discharge. He was captured by armed Taliban fighters within hours of his desertion and held captive by the Haqqani network, a group in Pakistan that tortured him on and off for five years. [Full Article...]

Rockford Police officer, another person found dead after traffic stop

Rockford Police say the officer was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. "The investigation is still ongoing and very active", O'Shea said at around 6 a.m., adding, "We do not believe we have any public at risk at this point". [Full Article...]

Multiple Victims Reported in Church Shooting in Texas

Multiple Victims Reported in Church Shooting in Texas Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told The Wilson County News that the shooter has been killed. Gamez said he had spoken to the sheriff and other officials who said there were multiple fatalities and multiple wounded, but it was not immediately clear how many were dead or injured. [Full Article...]

Trump previews 'major discussions' with Japan on North Korea, trade

Trump previews 'major discussions' with Japan on North Korea, trade Mr Trump and Mr Abe do agree on North Korea , the united front on this is real, but the same can not be said for the leaders of South Korea and China, where the President's tour will take him next. "We will never yield, never waiver and never falter in defence of our people, our freedom and our great American flag". It was not pleasant for them. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller has enough evidence to bring charges in Michael Flynn probe

Last week, Mueller indicted Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort , along with his former business associate, on 12 counts, including money laundering and conspiracy against the United States. Mr Gullen is a rival of Recep Erdogan , the Turkish President. Flynn was paid more than $500,000 past year for work that benefited Turkey, according to the Justice Department. [Full Article...]

Trump advisor, linked to Russian Federation probe, withdraws candidacy for post

Trump advisor, linked to Russian Federation probe, withdraws candidacy for post Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who is in charge of the committee's Russian Federation investigation, confirmed to CNN that Page gave such testimony, but minimized its meaning. "I am deeply troubled that this newest revelation strongly suggests that the Senate ― and the American public ― can not trust your word". George Papadopoulos, far left, is shown at a March 31, 2016, meeting of Donald Trump... [Full Article...]

Hundreds detained in Moscow after nationalist blogger calls for revolution

Hundreds detained in Moscow after nationalist blogger calls for revolution Since Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012, Russian Federation has cracked down on nationalist leaders, many of whom are jailed or living in exile. Police, some in helmets and bullet-proof vests, reportedly picked up protesters one by one near the Kremlin in central Moscow. [Full Article...]

China makes disrespecting anthem a crime

China makes disrespecting anthem a crime The Hong Kong government has said it will take reference from the existing national flag and emblem law, which also has a maximum penalty of three years in prison. Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam (red dress) stands for the national anthem on July 1. The one-party state's Parliament rubber-stamped the change in law on Saturday, amid a growing swell of nationalism under President Xi Ji... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces enter al-Qaim in final offensive on ISIS-held areas

Iraqi forces enter al-Qaim in final offensive on ISIS-held areas The defeats left the Syrian town of Boukamal as the only urban area still completely under IS control, along with scattered pockets of territory along the Syria-Iraq border. The Iraqi forces are now pushing into western neighborhoods of Qaim, the joint command said and Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged the battle will be finished within days. [Full Article...]

India beats China, wins gold — ASIA CUP

India beats China, wins gold — ASIA CUP In the 9th minute Navjot Kaur doubled India's lead when she struck a field goal via a ideal assist by forward Vandana Katariya. Goals from Gurjit Kaur (7, 9), Navjot Kaur (9) and Lalremsiami (38) ensured India's entry into Sunday's final where it will face China. [Full Article...]


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