• Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS
Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS

Since then, a highly publicized surge in civilian casualties, likely the result of increasing US airstrikes coupled with ISIS's broadened use of human shields, has slowed the Iraqi momentum. For example, he said, soldiers accompanied an Iraqi battalion on a bridge-building mission on the Tigris River, where the enemy had blown up the bridge.

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  • U-turn or dead-end? KM Mani's maneuvers put everyone in a fix
U-turn or dead-end? KM Mani's maneuvers put everyone in a fix

What played out in the Kottayam district panchayat president election on May 3 certainly gives such an indication. "But only a few in the UDF and the Congress believed it", he said. Human Rights activist Jaison Cooper in a post contrasted Pinarayi Vijayan's preposterous claim of U.S. administration trying to sabotage the LDF government in the sta...

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  • New Plan for Troops in Afghanistan Goes to White House Next Week
New Plan for Troops in Afghanistan Goes to White House Next Week

It's not at all clear which plan President Trump is leaning toward, but given the limited range of options presented, it's going to involve more USA troops. Gen. Raymond Thomas, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, told senators on Thursday that his force has an adequate number of troops on the ground to carry out counterterrorism oper...

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  • House marijuana bill could help out one would-be grower in Southwest Florida
House marijuana bill could help out one would-be grower in Southwest Florida

Alabama lawmakers have passed the state education budget. By allowing patients to use vaporizers or edibles but not to smoke marijuana products, the House is violating the spirit of Amendment 2, critics say. "I don't think there's any questions that a program like this would be a benefit for folks", she said. "I just hate to draw my spouse into...

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  • Trump Considers Sending 5000 More Troops Into 'Shockingly' Bad Afghan War
Trump Considers Sending 5000 More Troops Into 'Shockingly' Bad Afghan War

Stoltenberg told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published on April 30 that in view of the "challenging" security situation, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could increase the number of personnel in Afghanistan from the current 13,000, although he did not give a specific figure.

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  • The US asked that 1934 Americans' names be 'unmasked' in intel
The US asked that 1934 Americans' names be 'unmasked' in intel

You remember the NSA's bulk phone data collection program, right? The document, published late on Tuesday, specified that the NSA collected through telecommunications services providers such phone calls data as originating and terminating telephone numbers, International Mobile Subscriber Identity numbers, telephone calling card numbers and cal...

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  • Campus police defend delay in warning system
Campus police defend delay in warning system

The University officials said they have cancelled classes and events on the campus for the rest of the days. The officer found White walking around the scene with a Bowie-style hunting knife, Carter said. He said the alarm may have been activated if, for example, police didn't know where the suspect was. Former high school classmate Angela Boni...

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  • South Korea calls for North's denuclearization before dialogue
South Korea calls for North's denuclearization before dialogue

South Korea said it is open to dialogue if North Korea moves forward with denuclearization. North Korea suggested on Monday it will continue its nuclear weapons tests and will bolster its nuclear force "to the maximum" in a "consecutive and successive way at any moment" in the face of what it calls United States aggression and hysteria, Reute...

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  • Melania Trump helps open garden dedicated to first ladies
Melania Trump helps open garden dedicated to first ladies

Patients at the Children's National Medical Center now have the opportunity to spend time outside in a healing garden whle admiring views of the National Mall and Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop. Many years later, Mellon's estate provided a $5 million gift for the 7,200-square-foot garden project at Children's National, which is...

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  • Afghan defence officials quit over Taliban attack
Afghan defence officials quit over Taliban attack

The top general in charge of USA forces in Afghanistan indicated, Monday that Russian Federation was supplying the Taliban with military equipment. In a joint briefing in Kabul with Gen. Current estimates put the death toll at over 140.The attack on the base in Mazar-i-Sharif, the first Afghan city to be taken from Taliban hands by the US-backe...

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  • French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister
French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

Authorities had detained him as he flew into France on January 4 following a request from Serbia, which wants to put him on trial over his role in leading the insurgency in its former southern province of Kosovo. He told AFP in an interview this month that he is the victim of "political persecution". In his speech, Haradinaj accused Serbia of cal...

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  • Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser
Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser

The description of Nawaz Sharif's unannounced meeting with Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal as a huddle between old friends would satisfy few. Reports in the Pakistani media said Jindal, the brother of former Congress MP Naveen Jindal, flew to Rawalpindi from Kabul.

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  • Pakistan PM fires advisor over newspaper leak, army rejects actions
Pakistan PM fires advisor over newspaper leak, army rejects actions

The recommendations had been put forward to the prime minister by the Inquiry Committee in its unanimous report related to Dawn Leaks Investigation. Following the Dawn Story, Pervez Rasheed was asked to tender his resignation as the Information Minister over negligence committed on his part while an Inquiry Committee headed by Justice (retd) Aa...

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  • Priyanka Chopra sizzle at Baywatch promotions in Mumbai
Priyanka Chopra sizzle at Baywatch promotions in Mumbai

The director also commended the actress on broadening her language horizons. Mumbai: On Wednesday, Priyanka Chopra appeared in a jovial mood at the press conference of her Hollywood film "Baywatch". Priyanka Chopra is in India for a week to complete some of her pending work before she head backs to NY to kick start full fledged Baywatch promot...

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  • Sheriff: 'Bachelor' star refused to answer door after crash
Sheriff: 'Bachelor' star refused to answer door after crash

Soules responds "yes" over and over as the operator asks about the man, including whether he was thrown into "a ditch" as a result of the accident. Soules identified himself on the call, which lasted almost six minutes, and sounded frantic.

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  • Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case
Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case

The tractor driver, a 66-year-old local farmer named Kenneth Mosher , was later pronounced dead at a hospital. He paid the bond shortly after and is now awaiting his preliminary hearing on May 2. That person could face charges, he said. Arlington mayor Dan Handel told the Register, "It's just very sad news, because I knew the guy that got kill...

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  • Poland supports India's bid for NSG membership, UNSC seat: VP Ansari
Poland supports India's bid for NSG membership, UNSC seat: VP Ansari

Beata Szydło, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance, Mr. Jerzy Kwiecinski, the Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. "For past few decades, India and Poland relations are growing with a good pace". He further said that there is a st...

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  • NHL Playoffs: Round Two, Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks
NHL Playoffs: Round Two, Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks

Thornton underwent surgery on a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee Monday to fix an injury that sidelined him less than two weeks before he returned to play the final four games of a first-round series loss to the Edmonton Oilers. The Sharks were unable to convert on their one power play chance of the first 40 minutes, as Drake Caggiula was sent off...

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  • Three more shot dead in Venezuela amid protests; 24 total killed
Three more shot dead in Venezuela amid protests; 24 total killed

Luisa Ortega Diaz announced Tuesday 26 people have been killed, more than 400 injured and almost 1,300 detained in a wave of unrest generated after the Supreme Court stripped Congress of its last powers. But while Maduro's camp lost its majority in the National Assembly when the opposition won a landslide in legislative elections in 2015, it retain...

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  • Venezuela says it's renouncing membership in OAS
Venezuela says it's renouncing membership in OAS

Ten people have been killed during near daily clashes this month between security forces armed with rubber bullets and tear gas and protesters sometimes throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails. "I want to express my firmest rejection to violence as an arm of political action". "Politics should not lead us to war". Maduro's socialist government accus...

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  • Nasdaq closes above 6000 as Facebook and Netflix hit records
Nasdaq closes above 6000 as Facebook and Netflix hit records

Class A shares of Facebook are up 28% in 2017, with analysts estimating the firm will report quarterly earnings of $1.12 a share in May, according to FactSet, supported by data pointing to sustained growth in its advertising revenue. President Trump's promise to unveil a hefty corporate tax cut today and investor relief after the first round of...

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  • North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill
North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Navy will hold a live-fire and tactical mobilization exercises involving their destroyers Tuesday off the west coast of the country in light of the current security situation. "We believe China has a very, very important role to play", said the USA envoy for North Korea policy, Joseph Yun. Trump told ambassadors from U.N.

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  • Arkansas Asks Appeals Court to Vacate Ruling Which is Delaying Executions
Arkansas Asks Appeals Court to Vacate Ruling Which is Delaying Executions

Inmates went to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals overnight and asked judges to take their time reviewing transcripts and rulings, rather than complete their work in two days as the state has asked. "ADC personnel used an existing medical license, which is to be used only to order products with legitimate medical uses, and irregular ordering process...

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  • Florida Wildfires Force Evacuations, Destroy Homes
Florida Wildfires Force Evacuations, Destroy Homes

And many times, the worst is in May and June. More than 2,000 homes are under a mandatory evacuation order in the county, which includes Fort Myers on the southern part of the Gulf Coast. "It's a very risky task out there", he said. Residents were allowed to return to their homes late Thursday. That, they said, depends on the progress made figh...

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  • Saudi Arabia cuts deficit by half in first quarter: Deputy economy minister
Saudi Arabia cuts deficit by half in first quarter: Deputy economy minister

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed on Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension. He is former F-15 pilot who graduated from Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. Among the other major decisions announced through a series of royal decrees on state televisi...

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  • Key gov't positions reshuffled in Saudi Arabia
Key gov't positions reshuffled in Saudi Arabia

Al-Sisi's visit is the first after the tension that had taken over the bilateral relations between the two countries in October 2016. Even after the government further eased the requirements to access the market previous year, foreigners hold less than 5 percent of the total market capitalization.

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  • Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in
Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

Stephens took a video of himself shooting 74-year-old Robert Godwin in the street as he walked home from Easter meal with his children. Stephens later posted the video of him shooting and killing Godwin on Facebook. "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you", Stephens said. Godwin's sister said she feels, "Angry sometimes", over Rober...

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  • All good people should join hands to take on BJP: Kejriwal
All good people should join hands to take on BJP: Kejriwal

The run-p to the polls have also been dominated by allegations of tampered EVMs, made by Kejriwal, a charge rejected by the Election Commission. A senior BJP leader said the decision to cancel the meeting was taken after a meeting with senior leaders who opined that the top leaders of BJP should stay away from campaigning.

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  • Canada police charge woman for smuggling asylum-seekers from US
Canada police charge woman for smuggling asylum-seekers from US

People who are self-selecting by walking into Canada may have an impact on the total number of refugees accepted from outside the country, he said. Michelle Omoruyi , 43, was arrested on Friday as part of an ongoing investigation by Saskatchewan authorities into potential human trafficking along the world's longest land border.

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  • Man arrested for fake hijack threat to make girlfriend cancel trip
Man arrested for fake hijack threat to make girlfriend cancel trip

According to the police official, " Vamshi wanted to ensure that his girlfriend would not go to the airport ". On Sunday, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad worldwide airports went into a tizzy, on high security alert mode following what the security agencies called a hijack threat.

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  • Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead
Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead

Looking at the betting trends, the Raptors are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games, 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 Conference Quarterfinals games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss. The Bucks shot a sizzling 67 per cent in the first quarter and when Michael Beasley drained a three with 37 seconds left, it gave Milwaukee a 20-po...

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  • Newly released Egyptian-American charity worker visits Trump
Newly released Egyptian-American charity worker visits Trump

USA officials had unsuccessfully advocated for Aya Hijazi's release for years. "The case of Aya Hijazi and her co-defendants has been nothing less than a travesty of justice", Joe Stork , deputy Middle East director for Human Rights Watch, said in late March after yet another trial delay.

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  • Len McCluskey re-elected Unite trade union leader
Len McCluskey re-elected Unite trade union leader

Ballots closed yesterday, with turnout said to be lower than expected at around 12 per cent. If Coyne had won, he would have piled pressure on the Labour leader from the off - particularly if the party does as badly in the snap election as the polls are suggesting.

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  • Aaron Hernandez's family demands release of his brain for CTE research
Aaron Hernandez's family demands release of his brain for CTE research

Just over an hour later he was pronounced dead at the UMass-Memorial Health Alliance Hospital. The degenerative disease is believed to be caused by repeated head trauma, and has been found in famed National Football League players including Junior Seau and Dave Duerson.

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  • Scale of civilians fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'staggering'
Scale of civilians fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'staggering'

This comes as the Iraqi army and security forces continued to close in on Western Mosul , the final stronghold of ISIS in Iraq's second largest city. The Iraqi government has issued instructions to civilians on how to stay safe as forces continue their assault on the IS-held western side of the city.

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