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Author: 0 Israelis Dismiss Iranian Missile Strike as 'Flop'

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria this week hit their targets. Tillerson accused Iran of seeking "hegemony" in the Middle East at the expense of United States allies like Saudi Arabia in last Wednesday's testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Author: 0 Castile trial had video evidence _ but not of key seconds

Yanez testified that he clearly saw a gun and that Castile ignored his commands to stop pulling it out of his pocket. The case drew national attention as Castile's girlfriend, a passenger in the vehicle, livestreamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook .

People Portugal's worst wildfire in decades kills at least 57
Author: 0 Portugal's worst wildfire in decades kills at least 57

Burned cars are seen on a local road during a forest fire near Pedrogao Grande , Portugal June 18, 2017. The fire broke out in the nearby municipality of Pedrogao Grande yesterday afternoon and spread rapidly in a way which interior ministry official Jorge Gomes said had been "inexplicable".

Author: 0 Iraqi journalist killed, three French wounded after Mosul mine

PARIS/ERBIL, Iraq An Iraqi journalist was killed and three French reporters were wounded after a mine exploded in Mosul , where they were covering an advance by Iraqi forces against Islamic State militants, France 2 television and a diplomatic source said on Monday.

Author: 0 Palestinian militant factions deny Islamic State claim of Jerusalem shooting incident

Al-Ayyam said the USA envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, is expected in the region before the end of this month to continue peace efforts. Hamas and the PFLP identified the three assailants as Bara Ata, 18, Osama Ata, 19, and Adel Ankush, 18, all from the village of Deir Abu Mashal near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Author: 0 Russian fighter jet flies just 5 feet from US spy plane

A USA military official says a Russian fighter jet flew within several feet of a US reconnaissance plane in what the US says was an unsafe maneuver over the Baltic Sea. " Russia is certainly within its right to exercise within worldwide airspace but we want them to respect global standards for safety to prevent accidents".

People Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies

Senator Marco Rubio has been getting trolled on social media after a cringe-worthy photo of his awkward attempt to embrace the much taller Ivanka Trump popped up on political websites. The meeting did not include any Democrats , who traditionally are more sympathetic to the family policies Ivanka Trump has been working on. Advancing parental leave in the Republican-controlled Congress is considered highly unlikely, but winning some family-oriented tax changes are possible.

People Dani Alves 'agrees two-year Man City deal'
Author: 0 Dani Alves 'agrees two-year Man City deal'

The Brazilian has already reached a verbal agreement with Manchester City but Chelsea are also interested. Alves, 34, won three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues during Guardiola's four years in charge at the Camp Nou, between 2008 and 2012.

People Art of a Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Is Shown by the Tate
Author: 0 Art of a Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Is Shown by the Tate

As it progressed, she posted heartbreaking Facebook statuses asking her friends and families for their prayers. Last week, London lost promising young artist Khadija Saye , who died in the Grenfell fire aged just 24. Five members of the El-Wahabi family died in the Grenfell Tower fire, relatives have confirmed. A BBC spokesperson told RadioTimes.com: "The BBC Two programme Venice Biennale: Sink or Swim features various artists, one of whom is Khadija Saye ".

People Almost 1 in 2 Canadians expected to get cancer: new report
Author: 0 Almost 1 in 2 Canadians expected to get cancer: new report

This puts an enormous burden on individuals, the healthcare system and services and research supported by cancer charities. "This sobering statistic highlights the fact that cancer is a disease that will touch nearly all of us in some way", said Dr Leah Smith, CCS epidemiologist and one of the report's authors.

Author: 0 Britain, EU kick off 'positive' Brexit talks

Barnier said: "For both the European Union and the UK a fair deal is possible and far better than no deal". A key issue he did not mention was the EU's bill for Britain to leave, which Brussels estimates at a colossal 100 billion euros.

Author: 0 France's Macron to reshuffle government after parliament win

There was a low turn-out in the second round, with a record of around 43%. Emmanuel Macron's party won a large parliamentary majority in the French elections on Sunday, an expected yet historic victory for a party created just one year ago.

Author: 0 Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

Ronaldo's future remains cloudy after reports in Portugal suggested he wanted to leave the Champions League winners after Spanish authorities launched an investigation into his tax affairs. Mexico equalized less than 10 minutes later with a close-range diving header by Chicharito after Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro failed to clear a ball crossed into the area.

People List of Congress members found in pocket of suspected congressional shooter
Author: 0 List of Congress members found in pocket of suspected congressional shooter

The man who shot a congressman and four other people had apparently volunteered for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said before assailing violence as "unacceptable in our society". "I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" Schaumleffel said. Adding to uncertainty about the list, Franks was not on the baseball team. Sue Hodgkinson, the accused gunman's wife, told reporters Thursday she was shocked by her husband's actions, saying, "I can't believe he ...

Author: 0 DUP source says talks with Tories 'not proceeding as expected'

They're telling Downing Street to focus and there are probably a few things going on here. The DUP is seen as having done little to manage expectations in Northern Ireland about the Tory deal and is belatedly attempting to prove to its base that it is playing "hardball" in talks.

Author: 0 Pakistan leapfrog to sixth place in ICC One-day rankings

In another tweet, he said, "Valiant soldiers of Pakistan congrat Team Pak & Nation". "We thought that if we could get among the Indian top order early, we could probably expose the middle order that hadn't batted a fair amount". Pakistan pace bowler Hassan Ali and rookie opener Fakhar Zaman are among those to make huge gains. We came here as a number eight ranked team and won the tournament.

Author: 0 WI gov confident districts will survive review

In January 2017, the three-judge panel ordered Wisconsin Assembly Republican leaders to draw a new map by November 1. In the majority's opinion , Justice Antonin Scalia noted that partisan gerrymandering is as old as colonial America, and that ultimately, it is not for the courts to insert themselves into the political actions of legislative redistricting.

People Venezuelan foreign minister threatens never to return to OAS
Author: 0 Venezuelan foreign minister threatens never to return to OAS

The Organization of American States (OAS) failed on Monday to agree on a resolution to quell violent anti-government protests that have rocked Venezuela since April. "For us it is extremely important that even overseas people understand how authoritarian this political system is". "We have seen cases like Syria, lots of talking and not much action".

People Congo-backed militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages
Author: 0 Congo-backed militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages

Alexis Thambwe Mwamba expressed opposition to European Union resolution at the Human Rights Council that seeks an worldwide, independent mission to investigate rights violations and allegations of mass graves in the wake of hundreds of killings in the Kasai provinces.

People Water-dropping plane crash reported in Portugal
Author: 0 Water-dropping plane crash reported in Portugal

Virgilio Godinho and his wife Isabel saw their small farm, together with their orchard, olive grove, vegetable garden, and pick-up truck go up in flames in the village of Vilas de Pedro. "All of this is so hard to understand", said Antonio, whose five family members had been housed in a packed old-age home with other evacuees. Other countries prone to forest fires have systems in place to warn people of danger.

Author: 0 United States shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

The drone , a Shaheed-129, was hit by an F-15E Strike Eagle after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", the USA military said in a statement . But as the terror group loses ground in and around the city of Raqqa, which is its self-declared capital, the chase is migrating southeast, into the Euphrates River valley.

Author: 0 White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe

President Trump was considering firing Robert Mueller as special counsel leading the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election but was talked down by top aides, according to a new report . Speaking earlier, House Speaker Paul Ryan said politicians should allow the special counsel to do his work. Rosenstein's testimony comes amid public statements from Trump confidants that the American president is mulling removing Mueller from the investigation.

Author: 0 Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim

In fact, on the anniversary of the last legislation passed, the Scottish parliament debated a fresh independence referendum. Senior Tory MSP Murdo Fraser - who argued for a separate Scottish organisation when standing for the Scottish leadership against Ms Davidson - said he had been assured "there was not a lot of truth" in reports of plans for a separate party.

Author: 0 Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

USA TODAY previously reported that the FBI was investigating Kushner for his contact with Russian officials, but there was no word at that time that his financial dealings were part of the probe. Comey also said Trump repeatedly sought assurances that he wasn't a target of the Russian Federation investigation. "Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it", Trump told Lester Holt of NBC News in an interview broadcast May 11.

People Vehicle Strikes Several Pedestrians On London Road
Author: 0 Vehicle Strikes Several Pedestrians On London Road

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack . The video, shot by a man passing by a couple of minutes after the attack happened, shows the chaos at the scene as people tended to the injured until the emergency services arrived.

Author: 0 National Defence mum on Russian threat to shoot down planes in Syria

Despite the Russian announcement at the time both the US and Russian militaries continued use of the air safety hotline for Syria. Moscow warned Monday that it will track allied aircraft operating west of the Euphrates River in Syria as potential targets after the US shot down a Syrian government warplane.

People James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting
Author: 0 James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

James Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois , was shot dead by police after opening fire in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and suffered other internal injuries. Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outside her IL home. A lobbyist was also wounded and said to be in critical condition following surgery.

Author: 0 58 presumed dead in London tower fire

Reports suggest that a renovation project on Grenfell Tower a year ago intentionally did not include safety devices such as sprinklers and doors created to keep the fire from spreading. He also pointed out that dozens of tower blocks across London built in the 1960s and 1970s, like Grenfell Tower, may have failed to comply with current standards.

Author: 0 London police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block blaze

The blaze occurred early Wednesday and later engulfed all floors above the second in the 24-story building that contained about 120 apartments in north Kensington . "I have heard the concerns and I have ordered immediate action across the board to help victims' relatives and the survivors", she said. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already called on the government to conduct an investigation into reports that Gavin Barwell, the former housing minister who was recently appointed as the ...

People US, Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria
Author: 0 US, Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria

The U.S. military says it shot down a Syrian Air Force jet that dropped bombs near U.S. -backed forces in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria . A United States aircraft shot down a manned fighter jet of the Syrian government on Sunday, the Pentagon said in a statement . Canada also has 200 special forces troops in northern Iraq, along with a helicopter detachment and a combat hospital.

People Protesters to march against Islamic law in dozens of USA cities
Author: 0 Protesters to march against Islamic law in dozens of USA cities

The marches were organized in 19 states, including Minnesota. Counterdemonstrators, though, outnumbered the protesters by about 2 to 1. Sharia Law , which has seen an upsurge in implementation across Islamic communities in recent years, is the strictest form of Islamic Law .