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ISIS will be defeated TONIGHT - Donald Trump says

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Concise News reports that Trump , who spoke at the White House, announced that the last of the Islamic State's territory in Syria is now being liberated by US-backed forces and that the situation would be resolved "by tonight". Controlling territory gave it room to launch attacks around the world. The U.S. military has warned that Islamic State may still count tens of thousands of fighters, dispersed throughout Iraq and Syria, with enough leaders and resources to present a menacing ... Read More »

Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat "very soon"

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Meanwhile, hundreds of sick and injured ISIS militants who were captured when the SDF took over the encampment were taken to military hospitals on Tuesday and had been treated humanely, he said. An unknown number of militants still clung to a tiny sliver of land trapped between the Euphrates River and the encampment now held by the Syrian Democratic Forces , officials said. Read More »

Man hijacks bus carrying pupils, sets it alight - English

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Photos showed the burnt-out shell of the bus and the auto, which were travelling on a road near Milan. The Year 2 students were coming back from a sports outing at San Donato Milanese, in northern Italy , when the driver abruptly changed route, announcing he was taking them all hostage. Read More »

New Zealand PM says 'gun laws will change' after mosque shooting

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That rampage killed at least 41 people, while an attack on a second mosque in the city not long after killed several more. A 28-year old man has been charged with murder. This ratio makes New Zealand's per capita rate of gun ownership much higher than their neighbour Australia who own a total of 3 million guns in a country with almost 20 million more people. Read More »

Second Israeli dies of wounds from West Bank shooting attack

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Sunday evening the army released the identity of the first victim, a 19-year-old combat soldier from Beersheba, was named as Gal Keidan. He then hijacked a vehicle, driving it to another nearby junction where he shot a second soldier before continuing on to a nearby Palestinian village. Read More »

1,600 South Korean Hotel Guests Secretly Recorded, Live-Streamed

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The men have reportedly installed cameras in electrical sockets, hairdryer holders and digital TV boxes in hotels. Police arrested two men Wednesday in a scheme where secret cameras were placed in 42 hotel rooms on 30 different properties across 10 cities with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers. Read More »

Arizona woman behind family YouTube channel charged with abusing 7 adopted children

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A neighbor of an Arizona woman accused of abusing her seven adopted children says the kids appeared unhappy one of the few times she saw them. The children have all been removed from the property. The page was still operational on Wednesday morning, though YouTube confirmed the channel had been demonetized. DCS did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment. Read More »

45 rattlesnakes removed from under home

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He noticed a "few" venomous snakes and quickly beat it back to safety. Warning: The full Facebook video contains snake imagery and sounds that some viewers might find disturbing. USA Today reports that the homeowners thought there were a "few" snakes under the home and called to have them removed. To avoid being bitten, it's recommended that you call professionals if you see a snake on your property. Read More »

Another Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Involvement In Utrecht Tram Shooting

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Dutch media published details of two of the victims killed Monday - a 19-year-old woman who worked in a cafe in the nearby town of Vianen, and a father-of-three who volunteered as a soccer coach in Vleuten, a town west of Utrecht . Such hearings are generally held to request suspects are detained for longer pending further investigations. Tanis was originally arrested in 2017 then released from pre-trial detention, before being taken back into custody when he breached his bail conditions, ... Read More »

"Egg Boy" won't take further action against Senator Anning

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Australian NBA star Ben Simmons has shown support for " Egg Boy", paying tribute to the 17-year-old on his shoes before the Philadelphia 76ers played the Charlotte Hornets. Lawyer Peter Gordon , who is representing Will Connolly pro bono, spoke to media today confirming Will was not interested in pressing charges over the retaliation. Read More »

Pentagon lists projects possibly affected due to Trump's wall plan

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Among them are fire emergency and electrical upgrades at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, airfield maintenance at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and a new pier at Naval Base San Diego. "This appears to be nothing more than another stall tactic created to delay the political consequences of President Trump's emergency declaration". The Pentagon projects all but the $ 30 million Fort Huachuca project to be contracted by the September 2019 deadline, though any project could be up for ... Read More »

Why Finland Is Consistently the Happiest Country on Earth

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South Sudan, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Rwanda were at the bottom of the list. The UK placed 15th, up from 19th previous year, one above Ireland and four above the U.S. Happiness has declined the most drastically in the past 10 years in the 108th-placed Venezuela, now in political crisis. The prime minister of the tiny country of Bhutan proposed a World Happiness Day to the United Nations in 2011, which brought global attention to happiness as a metric. Read More »

British PM May climbs back onto her Brexit bulldozer

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He also said the request for a withdrawal date of 30 June rather than 29 March could cause problems as elections for the EU Parliament are being held in late May. "We have intensively moved towards Britain, there can be no more". Today she faced shouts of "resign" from opposition MPs as she was heckled during Prime Minister's Questions. Read More »

Electoral College ‘Far Better for the U.S.A.’ Than Popular Vote

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South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg has also expressed support for such a move. But thanks to the antiquated electoral college, we have a serial-lying huckster occupying the highest office in the land-and while there's been talk of getting rid of the electoral college for years, the movement may be finally picking up traction. Read More »

Boeing CEO speaks out on MAX series grounding

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In October 2018, a Lion Air flight of the same model crashed in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. Air Canada (AC.TO) announced on Tuesday it will pull 737 Max jets from its schedule until at least July 1 in the latest fallout from the groundings of Boeing Co's aircraft. Read More »

Cindy McCain Shares the Hate That Followed Trump's Criticism

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Isakson has previously made clear his reluctance to criticize Trump. "You may not like immigration, you may not like this, you may not like that, you may be a Republican, you may be a Democrat - we are all Americans". He also mocked the late senator's academic record from when he was a student years ago at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. "No one will ever love you the way they loved my father". Read More »

Turkish, Australian top diplomats speak by phone

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Police have charged a 28-year-old Australian citizen with murder for killing at least 50 people at two mosques during Friday prayers. Erdogan. Using footage that Tarrant put on Facebook, Erdogan screened the attack for his audience in an apparent attempt to inflame them. Read More »

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter told to brief Congress after mosque shootings

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The three social media giants, Facebook , Twitter and Google , scrambled to take down the video, but not before several copies of it were made and circulated on the internet. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the shooting a terrorist act, saying it was the country's "darkest day". Tim Cigelske, who teaches about social media at Marquette University in Milwaukee, said that while viewers have the same moral obligations to help as a bystander does in the physical world, ... Read More »

Whale starved to death after eating 40kg of plastic

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The agency and an environmental group performed a necropsy on the animal and found about 40 kilograms of plastic , including grocery bags and rice sacks. The 500-kg Cuvier's beaked whale is believed to have died from a "gastric shock" after swallowing plastic shopping bags and rice sacks. "Within the last 10 years, we have recovered 61 whales and dolphins just within the Davao Gulf", he said. Read More »

Ben Simmons pays tribute to 'Egg Boy'

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Australian basketball players Ben Simmons and Jonah Bolden have paid tribute to the 17-year-old boy who cracked an egg over the head of Senator Fraser Anning on the weekend. Connolly has been offered concert tickets for life and free vacations, and he has been portrayed in street art and on T-shirts. Mr Anning told reporters on Monday: "He got a slap across the face, which is what his mother should have given him long ago". Read More »

Long time before Nirav Modi is extradited: Top UK law expert

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Officials closely associated with the Mallya case say it was a "learning exercise" for ministries, CBI and others, when, for the first time, there was "joined-up thinking" and attention to detail in New Delhi and London; a similar focus is likely in the Modi case. Read More »

Christchurch mosque shootings: First public funerals held after victims’ bodies released

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Ardern will later meet with the emergency workers who first responded to calls for help in the aftermath of the attacks, which also resulted in the injury of another 50 people, before holding a press conference around 2.45pm. Khalid, 44, and Hamza were shot dead at the Al Noor Mosque, the first attack site. He said there would be many waves of emotions to come for the families of the victims. Read More »

Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis

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The Oct. 29 Lion Air crash killed 189 people, and 157 died in the March 10 accident involving an Ethiopian Airlines jet. Dickson was Delta's senior vice president of flight operations until retiring on October 1 after 27 years with the airline, including time flying the 737 and other Boeing jets. Read More »

More load shedding scheduled for this week, says Eskom

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Eskom said on Tuesday night that it would continue with Stage 4 load shedding on Wednesday. "I know the most important issue for South Africans is how long will this last and when will you be able to give us certainty that load shedding will end?" Old power stations and generation capacity dominated the briefing as Gordhan and the Eskom board detailed the technical problems the power utility is experiencing. Read More »

Philippines exits ICC as Duterte probe persists

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Human Rights Council must launch an independent, worldwide investigation into the human rights situation in the Philippines, including the thousands of extrajudicial killings still being committed", it said. Another GWP representative, Emmi de Jesus said that state forces will bank on the ICC withdrawal to intensify the crackdown and red-tagging of democratic organizations and individuals who oppose the policies of the Duterte regime. Read More »

Jair Bolsonaro lauds ‘traditional family lifestyles’ during White House visit

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Trump also condemned socialism during the news conference and said both the United States and Brazil were "united in support of the long-suffering people of Cuba and Nicaragua". "I think that all possibilities, all options are open", Trump said when asked about the odds of military intervention. The two men have also both taken advice from Steve Bannon, the former White House senior adviser who broke with Trump after leaving the White House in 2017. Read More »

Trump lashes out again at John McCain

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Owned by FOX, FBN has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London. On Sunday, Trump fired off a tweet with several inaccuracies criticizing McCain for his role in getting a dossier allegedly containing negative information about Trump. Read More »

4 things we learned from Michael Cohen’s search warrant documents

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Hundreds of pages of redacted search warrants and other documents were unsealed Tuesday per a February ruling by a USA district judge. Cohen, scheduled to report to prison in May, recently testified before Congress in open and closed hearings about his dealings with Trump over the past decade. Read More »

New Zealand Prime Minister vows never to mention mosque gunman's name

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While acknowledging that "for a short period" the planned amendments might create uncertainty for some gun owners, Ardern said she believes "the vast majority" of New Zealand's gun owners agree that change is needed. Lifting his profile was one of them. Ardern also spoke out against the Islamophobia and white nationalism - taking care to note that while the suspected mosque shooter was not from New Zealand, that did not mean those same ideas did not exist in New Zealand. Read More »

Pentagon denies report 1,000 US troops to stay in Syria

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Dunford was refuting a report by The Wall Street Journal published on Sunday. The US military is now making plans to keep nearly 1,000 troops in Syria, officials said, a shift that comes three months after President Donald Trump ordered a complete withdrawal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing unidentified US officials. Read More »