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Author: 0 Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts

It is unclear what roles the female ISIS fighters are playing on the battlefield, though jihadi groups are known for using women as suicide bombers. The helicopter gunships and the paramilitary fighters also destroyed a vehicle carrying heavy machine guns, along with two IS posts firing mortar rounds, the statement added.

Author: 0 NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

On Sunday, North Korea also said leader Kim Jong Un had watched a separate, successful test of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system. Since the beginning of this year, North Korea has boasted advanced missile capability by firing a total of nine missiles with diverse capabilities in engine and range.

Global Media Rex Tillerson Uses 'Palestine' - Will White House Retract Remark Again?
Author: 0 Rex Tillerson Uses 'Palestine' - Will White House Retract Remark Again?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C-R) arrives to attend the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem al-Quds on May 14, 2017. "What are you talking about?" It's not your territory. Netanyahu hurried to remove any doubt - and preempt protest within his right-wing government - in a statement issued by his office. President Donald Trump is to meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the holy Christian city Bethlehem in a symbolic visit to the West Bank town at the ...

Global Media Korea fires 'Scud-type' ballistic missile: S. Korea
Author: 0 Korea fires 'Scud-type' ballistic missile: S. Korea

He said South Korea's military was analyzing how many missiles were fired, indicating that more than one may have been launched. On Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Pyongyang's state-media claimed it was a success, saying the missile's capabilities have been upgraded since a year ago. On May 14, North Korea fired what analysts called its most successful test ever in its quest to develop ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads.

Author: 0 Alex Noren takes BMW PGA Championship with historic round of 62

At the end of a week when British hopes were high of landing the European Tour's flagship event it was an unheralded 34-year-old from Stockholm who took the honours but quite why he is so unheralded is one of golf's mysteries. "I just want to go home and relax for the evening and fly out to America tomorrow and try to have a good week next week at Memorial". Playing partner Peter Uihlein labelled it "the best round of golf I've ever seen" and Noren conceded it "probably" was, adding: ...

Global Media Uncertainty on HSC result 2017 for announcement, date will be fixed today
Author: 0 Uncertainty on HSC result 2017 for announcement, date will be fixed today

While many websites are claiming that the result will be released announced today, MSBSHSE officials will conduct meeting to announce result date. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education, Pune came into existence on January 1, 1966 to regulate certain matters pertaining to secondary education in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Global Media Lib Dems outline waste plan in election manifesto
Author: 0 Lib Dems outline waste plan in election manifesto

Video: Keep smiling Tim: Who is the Lib Dems' chief cheerleader? Mr Clegg said his successor had performed well, saying: "I think he is emerging in this election campaign as by far the most authentic and human of all the leaders". "The Liberal Democrats want you to have your choice over your future". She said: "The Conservative hard Brexit puts at risk up to 80,000 Scottish jobs, according to the respected Fraser of Allander Institute".

Author: 0 US, Japan agree to enhance North Korea sanctions - White House

Sitting alongside the prime minister, Trump told reporters that they would be "discussing many things, including of course North Korea which is very much on our minds....we'll be discussing terrorism..." United States President Donald Trump told his Japanese counterpart on Friday that North Korea's nuclear weapons development is a big problem but will certainly be resolved at some point, news reports said.

Global Media United Kingdom lowers terror threat level as more arrested
Author: 0 United Kingdom lowers terror threat level as more arrested

Earlier today, two men were arrested in connection with the suicide attack at the concert by American actress-singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena on Monday night. "We should be clear about what this means: A threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely, the country should remain vigilant", Prime Minister May said.

Author: 0 Eight dead in MS shooting

The suspect, who has been identified as 35-year-old Willie "Cory" Godbolt , was taken into custody and treated for a gunshot wound. "Godbolt also killed three females at the house, Strain said, before heading to another residence in the nearby city of Brookhaven and fatally shooting two boys, Strain said".

Global Media North Korea fires 'ballistic missile' into Japanese waters
Author: 0 North Korea fires 'ballistic missile' into Japanese waters

South Korea and Japan immediately protested the missile launch, the most recent test-firing by North Korea as it seeks to develop nuclear weapons that can reach United States military bases, CNN reported. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed action along with other nations to deter Pyongyang's repeated provocations. "North Korea's continuous provocative actions will cause its own isolation and it will be facing strong punishment from our military, South Korea and USA alliance and the ...

Global Media On climate, it's G7 minus 1 as Trump punts on Paris accord
Author: 0 On climate, it's G7 minus 1 as Trump punts on Paris accord

In the final communique , the six plus the European Union (EU) expressed their understanding for the USA reviewing process, but "reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement ". Many said because of cheap natural gas that displaces coal and growing adoption of renewable energy sources, it is unlikely that the US would stop reducing its carbon pollution even if it abandoned the accord, so the effect would likely be smaller.

Author: 0 Manchester bombing suspects in custody after police make 15th arrest

The 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent died in Monday's explosion, which killed 22 people and wounded dozens as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert. In Rome, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in prayer, saying he was "close to the relatives and all those who are weeping for the dead".

Author: 0 Trump attacks news reports on son-in-law, Russia

US President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as " fake news " on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.

Author: 0 Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

Petinglay said that there were also casualties on the government side and that the clashes continued on the sixth day after the Maute group attacked Marawi City . At one point, he even made a joke about the possibility of his troops committing rape against the citizens living under martial law. The little-known Maute group has staged similar, days-long sieges on Mindanao island but none on the scale of Marawi, where witnesses said flags resembling those of IS had been flown and some men ...

Global Media Why wasn't Meghan Markle at Pippa's wedding after all?
Author: 0 Why wasn't Meghan Markle at Pippa's wedding after all?

The lavish reception is now being held at the Middleton's family home in nearby Bucklebury, where a huge glass marquee has been installed in the grounds to host 300 guests. Her diamond art deco inspired engagement ring was also designed by Pelham and she complemented it with a simple gold band as a nod to her sister, who has a similarly designed wedding band.

Author: 0 Texas House OKs budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Ron Simmons , a Republican from Carrollton in suburban Dallas who pushed a version of the bathroom bill in the Texas House . The Senate's version of House Bill 107 would have provided a personal income tax decrease for all working West Virginians, eliminated the tax on Social Security income for seniors with incomes of less than $75,000, and eliminated the tax on pensions for military veterans.

Global Media More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert
Author: 0 More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert

CCTV stills of Abedi, bespectacled and casually clothed, were released by police in a plea for information about his movements between May 18 and the attack. He said police have reviewed security at more than 1,300 events across the United Kingdom and urged public not to change any plan and "go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves".

Global Media Jakarta bombings linked to IS
Author: 0 Jakarta bombings linked to IS

An eyewitness to the deadly twin suicide bombings in East Jakarta last night told a local television station that he heard two explosions at a Transjakarta bus stop near the Kampung Melayu bus terminal, the Jakarta Post reported. Preliminary investigations indicated that the duo's target was a group of police officers who were in the area to escort a parade ushering in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts tomorrow.

Author: 0 'Swordsman' leads prosecution against impeached Park

Park appeared at the hearing at the Seoul Central District Court, broadcast by the YTN television channel, in handcuffs and escorted by correctional officials. She also allegedly allowed her friend to manipulate state affairs from the shadows, despite having no title or security clearance. The first day of the trial comes two weeks after the election of President Moon Jae-in, who has promised to get tough on chaebol bosses who commit crimes.

Global Media Turkey summons United States ambassador over Washington brawl
Author: 0 Turkey summons United States ambassador over Washington brawl

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had just wrapped up his meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House. "Two police tried to save me, still they were attacking me", one of the protesters, 31-year-old Mehmet Tankan, told The Washington Times shortly after the attack.

Author: 0 Iranian Vice President Drops Out Of Presidential Race, Backs Rohani

This time around, establishment conservative hardliners who want to unseat Rouhani are mainly placing their trust in Ebrahim Raisi, a jurist and Shiite cleric who studied at the feet of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei . Raisi faces having to reach out to a wider conservative base in the next few days, Bassiri Tabrizi added, but noted that things are "definitely more hard for Rouhani now".

Author: 0 Pakistan says ICJ can't hear Kulbhushan Yadav's conviction case

Indian lawyer Harish Salve representing Kulbhushan Jadhav at the judicial arm of the United Nations hustled his way to the point and put front the demands of India against Pakistan . India had been provided with the copy of passport recovered from Jadhav. Pakistan while presenting its case at the ICJ on Jadhav matter claimed that "India has used this court as the scene of political theatre".

Global Media Trump's son-in-law 'proposed secret channel between Kremlin and transition team'
Author: 0 Trump's son-in-law 'proposed secret channel between Kremlin and transition team'

A handout photo made available by the Russian Foreign Ministry on May 10, 2017 shows US President Donald J. Trump (C) speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. McMaster says that in general, "we have back channel communications with a number of countries" and doing that "allows you to communicate in a discreet manner".

Author: 0 Merkel moans over reliability of Europe's major allies

Merkel's CDU and the CSU jointly have a 13-point lead over the Social Democrats, according to an Emnid poll published Saturday, capturing a turnaround after the German SPD under Martin Schulz had largely pulled even with the chancellor's faction in February and March.

Global Media Macron erupts on world stage with Trump snub, Trudeau bromance
Author: 0 Macron erupts on world stage with Trump snub, Trudeau bromance

RCMP say an investigation was launched after Mounties in New Brunswick notified the force's National Security Enforcement Section in March about alleged threats made by a man against the prime minister on social media. He made his first court appearance Thursday and is scheduled to be back in court on June 1. Hurrel has been charged with one count of uttering threats.

Author: 0 Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports

He said the USA could not necessarily trust messages from Russian Federation, but would include this distrust as another "data point" in White House deliberations. "Just because you have a back channel, if indeed that's what Jared was after, doesn't mean that he then keeps everything secret", Kelly said on NBC's Meet the Press .

Author: 0 United Kingdom lowers terror threat to 'severe;' more Manchester arrests

Britain's senior counter-terror officer said "immense" progress had been made in the probe into the associates of suicide bomber Salman Abedi and a "large part" of his suspected network had been dismantled. The singer had just left the stage when the terrorist attack happened. "They picked the wrong people to mess with this time". A large police presence was in place at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester where some 50,000 people were expected on Saturday for a concert by the ...

Author: 0 Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

Trump labelled Bethlehem, "a precious city" and said he intended "to do everything he could" to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. An explicit endorsement of a two-state solution, which has been USA policy for more than a quarter-century."Therefore, will all due respect, it is not the United States embassy that is the more important thing the city is lacking, but rather tools and resources and significant decisions on changing directions", he said.

Author: 0 USA admits over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

The investigation said the GBU-38 bomb should have killed the pair and maintained the structural integrity of the two-story building, which was constructed of reinforced concrete and had 30-inch walls at points. "Our condolences go out to all those that were affected", said Maj. "The coalition takes every feasible measure to protect civilians from harm. The best way to protect civilians is to defeat ISIS", the general said, using an alternate acronym for the group.

Author: 0 Charles Krauthammer: Pursuit of Middle East peace always starts in Saudi Arabia

Going forward, Trump has three main objectives: To defeat ISIS, combat the power of Iran, and to make the biggest deal of all, the peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. After enduring eight years of the Obama administration, Rubin says he had "high hopes" that Trump would personally state that Jerusalem is the "undivided capital" of Israel .

Global Media Hardline Israelis descend on Old City for Jerusalem Day
Author: 0 Hardline Israelis descend on Old City for Jerusalem Day

Netanyahu has tried unsuccessfully to make such overtures to Herzog before, but has been unsuccessful, mostly because the Zionist Union isn't comfortable trying to coexist with the far-right coalition members. In recent years, we had driven a deep wedge with our friends in the region over the nuclear deal with Iran, the neglect of Syria, and general disinterest in our longstanding Arab friends.

Author: 0 Macron offers Britain's May support in fight against terrorism

With their jaws clenched, their faces alternating between smiles and grimaces, the two men shook hands until the knuckles of Mr. Trump turned pale. "The photogs noticed that Trump and Macron were gripping their hands hard and in photo below Trump seems to just want his hand back", wrote Reuters journalist Steve Holland.

Global Media Police Officer Injured After Shots Fired During Traffic Stop
Author: 0 Police Officer Injured After Shots Fired During Traffic Stop

Police are now hunting the alleged killer, who is also believed to be wanted on a number of other charges. A police officer has died after being shot at by a gunman in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane. He said in the hour since the opening exchanges of gunfire, he had heard occasional shots until just before 4pm. Police have locked down a large area and set up an exclusion zone where the man is.

Global Media US leaks on concert attack angers Britain
Author: 0 US leaks on concert attack angers Britain

The anti-terror force that took Hashim into custody in Libya said the teenager had confessed that both him and his brother, Salman, were members of the Islamic State (IS) group and that he "knew all the details" of the Manchester attack plot.

Global Media Grafton set for milestone observance of Memorial Day
Author: 0 Grafton set for milestone observance of Memorial Day

Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend and eat free. The town will hold its annual parade on Sunday at 1 p.m., starting at St. Michael's Church, 87 North Main St. Hayesville . Beginning at 9 a.m., Fred Lavinder wil speak at Kendig Park. The parade begins at 2 p.m.at Jayson Ave. and Northern Blvd., ending at Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy parking lot at Alameda Ave.

Author: 0 16 bodies found were civilians fleeing militants — Philippines military

Evacuees line up to receive relief goods as clashes between the government troops and militant Maute group continue in Lanao Del Sur Province, the Philippines , May 28, 2017. The DSWD of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said they have enough supplies for evacuees, but are still figuring out transportation to bring the goods to Marawi City and nearby evacuation centers.

Global Media Korea, US, Japan vow to sternly deal with NK provocations
Author: 0 Korea, US, Japan vow to sternly deal with NK provocations

The short-range missile flew for six minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan, the US Pacific Command said , adding it was working on a more detailed assessment. He has overseen the launch of 78 missiles since he took power 5½ years ago, compared with the 16 missiles fired during the 17 years that his father, Kim Jong Il, was at the helm.

Author: 0 DHS chief says reported Russian back-channel not a 'big deal'

Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russian Federation, as "a good thing". Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday. Kelly said that such back channels would be considered "both normal...

Global Media Antonio Conte Wants to Stay 'Many Years' at Chelsea
Author: 0 Antonio Conte Wants to Stay 'Many Years' at Chelsea

Sanchez failed to agree a contract extension during the season, with 12 months remaining on his current deal. It is a bad day and a shame because we wanted to win. Many observers wrote off Arsenal's chances before the game due to Mertesacker's impending involvement, but the 32-year-old used that negativity as motivation and went on to produce an assured display in his side's 2-1 victory.

Global Media Australia To Send 30 Military Advisers to Afghanistan
Author: 0 Australia To Send 30 Military Advisers to Afghanistan

Australia has so far deployed 270 members of its Armed Forces in Afghanistan, with some 780 in Iraq and Syria, where they are assigned to provide assistance and training and to collaborate in aerial strikes, respectively. In February, US General John Nicholson also asked for member countries to ramp up in their forces contribution to Afghanistan. There were about 270 defence force personnel now deployed in the province to assist with the training.

Author: 0 Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Mr Donald Trump , just back from his first overseas trip as United States president, geared up to combat concerns over aides' ties to Russian Federation as news reports say the White House wants to form a rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy.

Global Media Trump's 1st Saudi visit aims to defeat Islamic State
Author: 0 Trump's 1st Saudi visit aims to defeat Islamic State

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in a statement Trump's speech was confirmation that Trump was following previous administrations in his "bias" towards Israel. In 2004, the State Department listed the kingdom as "a country of particular concern" in its annual report on International Religious Freedom. Melania wore a tan, knee-length shirt dress, and posed with seven women dressed in abayas, the loose-fitting, full-length robes local women are required to wear in public in Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about 'fake

The Washington Post reports that Russia's ambassador to the USA has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in December. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is on the defensive amid reports that the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team.

Global Media North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests
Author: 0 North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

Suga, the Japanese cabinet secretary, said, "We can not tolerate such repeated actions from North Korea, and we have lodged a strong protest against North Korea, criticizing them in the strongest form". The launch was the ninth this year by North Korea, which is believed to be steadily advancing toward a missile that can reach the continental United States .

Author: 0 USA to quit Paris climate deal: Trump tells 'confidants'

Trump told leaders at the G7 group of nations in Italy on Saturday that he would make his decision over whether the United States continues to back the climate landmark agreement within the next week. The position makes the United States the lone holdout on endorsing the agreement during the G7 summit in Italy. The president hosted Abe at the White House and his Mar-a-Lago resort back in February, where they appeared to hit it off.Trump has criticized efforts to cut emissions, saying they ...

Author: 0 Iran will continue missile programme: President Hassan Rouhani

He wished for the boost in relations between Iran and Singapore during President Rouhani's new tenure. Iran called on Washington on Monday to abandon its "warmongering policy, intervention, Iranophobia and sales of unsafe and useless weapons to the main sponsors of terrorism", according to state-run Press TV .

Author: 0 G7 communique acknowledges split with USA on climate

Graham's comments came a day after Trump declined to pledge his support for the 195-country Paris deal at a meeting of the Group of 7 in Italy, making him the only G7 leader not to support the agreement outright. "What the president means by free and open is, we will treat you the way you treat us, meaning if you don't have barriers to trade or you don't have tariffs, we won't have tariffs", he said, quoted by Reuters.

Global Media Ex-ambassador: Russian Federation is a 'dark cloud' for Trump's administration
Author: 0 Ex-ambassador: Russian Federation is a 'dark cloud' for Trump's administration

Current and former United States intelligence officials were astonished that he would have requested a secret back channel, calling it "naive" or "crazy" given the FBI's close tabs on Russian officials in the USA, the Post reported . Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told MSNBC, that not disclosing such contacts "raises a lot of questions". Reuters reported Friday that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak a year ...

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