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US ground & air raid kills 7 Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen

Seven Al-Qaeda militants have been killed during a US counterterrorism operation in Yemen, according to US Central Command. The operation used small arms fire and precision airstrikes to target one of the group’s compounds. The operation took place in the early hours of Tuesday against a compound associated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Marib Governorate, according to a statement by US Central Command.  The statement says that seven AQAP militants were killed ...
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‘Where does he think Israel is?’ Chelsea Clinton trolls Trump over Middle East fail (VIDEO)

Published time: 23 May, 2017 13:15 Donald Trump’s slip of the tongue at a meeting with the Israeli president has been trolled by Chelsea Clinton. The former first daughter suggested the US commander-in-chief’s geographical knowledge may not be up to scratch. Speaking to a room full of delegates during a Monday meeting in Israel, which included the nation’s president, Reuven Rivlin, Trump revealed he had “just got back from the Middle East.” READ MORE: ‘Evil losers’: ...
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Five die in crash on M6 between Stoke and Stafford

Five people have died in a collision involving a lorry and a car on the M6 in Staffordshire.The southbound carriageway between junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent and 14 for Stafford is closed following the crash at about 04:30 BST. One person was also critically injured, Staffordshire Police said. The stretch of motorway would be closed for some "considerable" time, the force added.Staffordshire Fire Service said there was "severe gridlock".Resources from Stone and Longton are dealing with ...
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Gunmen take priest, churchgoers hostage in Philippines, vow to kill captives

Published time: 24 May, 2017 07:03Edited time: 24 May, 2017 07:03 Gunmen have taken a priest and several parishioners at a cathedral hostage, a Philippine Roman Catholic church said, adding that the militants have vowed to kill the captives “if government forces unleashed against them are not recalled.” READ MORE: Philippines crisis: Duterte declares martial law on Mindanao in face of ISIS-linked onslaught The hostages were taken from a cathedral in Marawi city on the island ...
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Venezuela: Protesters Burn Down Hugo Chávez’s Childhood Home

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Anti-socialist protesters in Venezuela’s Barinas state burned down the childhood home of late dictator Hugo Chávez on Monday, as well as the old home of his grandmother, and attacked a number of government buildings with Molotov cocktails. The attacks appeared to be a reaction to the news that soldiers had killed yet another young man peacefully protesting in Venezuela, bringing the death toll during this latest round of protests up ...
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Ivanka Trump to Meet Victims of Human Trafficking While in Rome

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER First Daughter Ivanka Trump will be meeting with victims of human trafficking in Rome as part of President Donald Trump’s international trip to Europe and the Middle East. The meeting was arranged with the Community of Sant’Egidio, a “new mission” in the Roman Catholic Church to combat human trafficking, according to the National Catholic Register, which notes that the U.S. embassy in Rome has been working with the Church on this ...
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Hannity: ‘Out of Respect for the Family’s Wishes’ I’m No Longer Discussing the Seth Rich Matter ‘At This Time’

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity said he was no longer “discussing” the matter of now-deceased Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich and the suggestion that he was behind DNC emails being leaked to Wikileaks. Hannity alluded to communications with the Rich family as for why he had made that decision. “I totally and completely understand how upset and how hard this is on this family, especially ...
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Six Major Points In President Trump’s Keynote Address On Israel

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER JERUSALEM – In a keynote speech today that capped his 24-hour visit to Israel, President Donald Trump outlined his administration’s approach toward the Jewish state and vowed an “unshakable bond” between the U.S. and Israel. Below are six key points that Trump made in his address, presented in no particular order: 1 – Trump affirmed the Jewish people’s “ancient and eternal” ties to the land of Israel. He stated: Jerusalem ...
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John Podesta: ‘I See No Sign’ Donald Trump Will Be Impeached

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER In a one-on-one interview with the Washington Post’s Daily 2020 Live on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief John Podesta said he does not see any indication that President Donald Trump will be impeached, despite the fact that so many in his party are calling for it. “I see no sign that there’s any likelihood that he’ll be impeached,” Podesta, who recently joined the Washington Post as a columnist, told the publication’s ...

DOJ Budget Ramps Up Funding for Eminent Domain ‘Land Acquisition’ in Potential Effort to Clear Way for Border Wall

Reuters by Ian Mason23 May 2017Washington, DC0 23 May, 201723 May, 2017 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Tuesday’s Department of Justice budget proposal asks Congress for $1.8 million to “meet litigation, acquisition, and appraisal demands during the construction along the border between Mexico and the United States.” The money will be used to devote 20 new staff members, including 12 attorneys, to the Environmental and Natural Resources Division’s Land Acquisition Section (LAS). This small section ...
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A crisis within a crisis: Refugees in Lesbos

Lesbos, Greece - Upstairs in the Blue Star hotel, Iman* cooks a large pasta dish and makes tea; a luxury after going without her own stove for more than a year. After dinner, the Alsamaray family* disperses. Khalil, Iman's husband, catches up on the latest news from the family's hometown of Mosul, Iraq. Jamil, 13, goes out, while his sisters Amani and Aliya, 10-year-old twins, lie in bed and watch YouTube videos until they fall asleep ...
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‘James Bond’ actor Sir Roger Moore dies age 89

Published time: 23 May, 2017 13:45Edited time: 23 May, 2017 19:22 Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing British secret agent James Bond, has died at the age of 89. News of Moore’s death was shared by his “devastated” children via the actor’s Twitter account on Tuesday. With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg — Sir ...
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M&S annual profits fall by 64% as revamp costs bite

Image copyright PA Profits at Marks and Spencer fell by almost two thirds to £176.4m last year following a costly business overhaul.The retailer said that a decline in clothing sales and higher costs from opening new food stores were partly to blame for the 64% fall.Sales were flat at £10.6bn in the year to the end of March 2017.Chief executive Steve Rowe revealed that like-for-like sales in his first full year in charge fell by ...
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US to switch from free military grants to loans for Ukraine & others

The US will scrap many of its sizeable foreign military grants and replace them with loans, the White House’s top finance official has said. Ukraine, which received large shipments of American military equipment, is among the countries affected by the move. "We do change a couple of the foreign military programs from direct grants to loans," said Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as quoted by Reuters. "Our argument ...
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Duterte declares martial law after Mindanao attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after about 100 Muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces.The emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days, according to presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, who made the announcement on Tuesday from Russia, where Duterte was on a scheduled four-day official visit. The president "has already declared martial law for ...
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Man suspected of plotting terrorist attack arrested by London’s Stansted airport police

Published time: 24 May, 2017 06:02 Counter-terrorism officers have arrested a man at Stansted airport on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, the Metropolitan Police has said. The suspect was detained before boarding a flight to Turkey. The suspect was arrested “on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism contrary to Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000,” according to a Metropolitan Police statement. READ MORE: UK PM: Terrorism threat level raised to critical, new ...
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Moody’s downgrades China’s credit rating

Image copyright Getty Images China has received a downgrade on its credit score, on worries about the future state of the economy.Moody's Investors Services brought down China's long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings by one notch to A1 from Aa3. But China's finance ministry said Moody's was exaggerating the mainland's economic difficulties and underestimating reform efforts. The downgrade could raise the cost of borrowing for the Chinese government.The ratings agency also changed its ...
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi opens fresh round of peace talks

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has opened a new round of talks aimed at reviving a stuttering peace process after months of intense regional fighting. 101 EAST: Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar Hundreds of representatives from some of Myanmar's biggest ethnic groups gathered in the capital city of Naypyidaw on Wednesday for a five-day conference. The discussions are Suu Kyi's second attempt to end fighting in the country's troubled frontier regions, where various ethnic groups ...
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Concertgoers flee Manchester arena after explosion

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Moscow suspects ‘deliberate provocation’ in Libya massacre, calls warring parties to order

Russia has condemned the recent spike of violence in Libya where over 140 troops and civilians were reportedly slaughtered in an attack on the Brak Al-Shati airbase. Moscow called it a “deliberate provocation” intended to disrupt the peace process. “Moscow is very concerned about the recent outbreak of violence in Libya,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. On May 18, 141 people were killed after clashes broke out at the Brak al-Shati airbase ...
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Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marc Kasowitz is known as a tenacious litigator Donald Trump has appointed lawyer Marc Kasowitz to represent him in an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election and any links to the Trump campaign, US media report.Mr Trump has used services of the New York lawyer - known as a tenacious litigator - for more than a decade.Last week, former FBI boss Robert Mueller was named ...
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Egypt detains ex-presidential candidate Khaled Ali

A prominent Egyptian opposition leader was detained on Tuesday for "offending public decency" amid what rights lawyers say is a wave of arrests of potential presidential candidates one year before an election. Khaled Ali, a human rights lawyer who ran in Egypt's 2012 presidential vote, was questioned by the prosecution and ordered detained for 24 hours pending investigations, lawyer Gamal Eid told Ahram Online. Ali, who has suggested he might run against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in ...
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Vox Sentences: Manchester, united

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. A shocking terror attack in northern England; Trump releases his first budget; the president of the Philippines declares "limited" martial law. An unsettlingly unfamiliar attack Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images The ...
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End game for humans? Google AI overcomes top player of ancient Chinese board game Go

Published time: 23 May, 2017 14:53Edited time: 23 May, 2017 16:20 The ancient Chinese game ‘Go’ was said to be so complex that it would take artificial intelligence a decade to figure it out. Now, a computer has beaten the world’s top player just three years after it was set the task. Google’s AlphaGo defeated 19-year-old prodigy Ke Jie in the first of three games during the Future Go Summit in Wuzhen, China, Tuesday. The ...
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