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Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

The two countries support opposite sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. The attack also came as emboldened Sunni Arab states - backed by U.S. President Donald Trump - are hardening their stance against Iran. This is the first such missile strike from Iran since the Syria conflict began six years ago. "Regional and worldwide allies of the terrorists must understand this missile operatio... [Full Article...]

Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners

He said 36 mostly French and Malian hostages were freed following the incident at the Kangaba Le Campement resort on Sunday afternoon. The Defence Forces say two members had been at the hotel when the attack occurred. It warned that people should avoid places with poor security, including hotels, restaurants and churches. Witness Boubacar Sangare was just outside the compound as the attack unf... [Full Article...]

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide Also in 2016, the total number of people seeking asylum globally was 2.8 million, about 400,000 fewer than in 2015. The statistics reflect dire situations in countries such as Syria, which has been ravaged by a six-year civil war, and South Sudan , which, the United Nations report states, has suffered from a "disastrous breakdown of peace efforts". [Full Article...]

Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Yanez testified that he acted out of self-defense when he saw Castile go for his pistol despite the officer's orders not to reach for it. The jury was comprised of seven men and five women. The evidence included squad auto video, but its wide view didn't capture exactly what happened inside the vehicle - leaving jurors to essentially decide whether they believed Yanez when he said Castile had ... [Full Article...]

Afghan soldier killed, several US soldiers wounded in incident at Army base

An Afghan soldier opened fire inside the facility, a spokesman for the Afghan army's 209th Corps said. In April, Afghanistan's Taliban vowed to ramp up assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces, announcing the start of their annual spring offensive. [Full Article...]

Muslim girl's death in Virginia may be hate crime, say police

Hassanen is said to have been in some sort of disagreement with 22-year-old Darwin Torres . According to the Daily Caller, Cutrell also specifically confirmed that Torres was in the USA illegally and had not applied for amnesty under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

In an interview with CNN conducted in Pyongyang in January 2016, Kim said he was arrested in October 2015 after spying on behalf of what he called "South Korean conservative elements" who approached him while he was working at a trading business in Rason, a city in northern North Korea near the Chinese border. [Full Article...]

Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

The University of Virginia student was touring North Korea in January 2016 when he was detained for allegedly stealing a propaganda banner at his hotel. Yun then was dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier June 12 with two doctors and demanded his release on humanitarian grounds. The coroner's office in Cincinnati is investigating Warmbier's death. [Full Article...]

Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops

Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops Your Armed Forces is a Constitution-based organization and we follow worldwide laws on warfare", he said . "That would be a mess because the Christians in Mindanao will also arm themselves". but don't touch them because they are the dogs of hell ", he said. The President also warned of the possible spillover of IS-linked terrorist groups outside Marawi City . [Full Article...]

It Is A 'Yes' To Gonski 2.0, At This Stage

It Is A 'Yes' To Gonski 2.0, At This Stage By contrast, Catholic schools across New South Wales would lose $1.16 billion if the changes are passed. What's officially on offer at the moment is still $18.6 billion over 10 years, including a five percent increase for public schools. Greens education spokeswoman Sarah Hanson-Young said: "The Greens only want to do what is best for public schools."Ultimately, any decision on whether we can su... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation claims it killed two more IS commanders in Syria - Ifax

Russian Federation claims it killed two more IS commanders in Syria - Ifax It said the raid had targeted a meeting of the IS military council in the group's de facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria . Drones were sent to monitor the area, followed by Su-34 bombers and Su-35 fighter jets to carry out the attack, the ministry said. [Full Article...]

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

Temps will climb to near 90 as the north wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour inland and up to 40 miles per hour along the coast. On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to be near the southwest Louisiana coast late Wednesday or Wednesday night, and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Two Democratic AGs to sue Trump for foreign payments to his businesses

Two Democratic AGs to sue Trump for foreign payments to his businesses In January, Trump pledged to track profits from foreign governments and donate them to the U.S. Treasury. "Who better than governmental actors to say our deal was, our fundamental democratic bargain was, we would get a president who would follow the Constitution". [Full Article...]

Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter

Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter Before James Hodgkinson traveled to Virginia, he lived in the town of Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. But it was one marked by tragedy. Ten years earlier, a foster daughter committed suicide by dousing herself with gasoline and setting herself on fire inside her auto, the Belleville News-Democrat reported . [Full Article...]

Gorkhaland row: GJM meets Kiren Rijiju with demand for separate state

Gorkhaland row: GJM meets Kiren Rijiju with demand for separate state Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ( GJM ), which is spearheading the protests for a separate Gorkhaland, on Wednesday gave a 12-hour window on June 23 to various schools in Darjeeling hills to evacuate students as normal life continues to be crippled on the seventh day of the indefinite shutdown. [Full Article...]

Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal

Moetaz Salama, director of the Gulf Studies Unit at Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies, argues that Cairo is lending important support to its chief allies on the GCC while simultaneously pursuing its own interests with regard to Qatar's divisive foreign policy. [Full Article...]

Runaway MTA bus smashes cars, church during wild Brooklyn ride

Runaway MTA bus smashes cars, church during wild Brooklyn ride Greg Timmes, 27, was walking down Palmetto Street at around 12:30 a.m. EDT and witnessed the bus crashing into the church. Because it hit that vehicle right there, it turned and then stopped right there at the church. Rivera, a resident of Palmetto Street, was taken to Wyckoff Hospital. "But when I saw that there was no conductor, I was like, 'What's going on, '" he said. [Full Article...]

Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss She had handled Trump delicately throughout a primary and runoff election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Tom Price to take a spot in Trump's cabinet. In a later tweet , he urged Democrats to "get together" with Republicans on healthcare, tax cuts and security. "For my part, I hope the Democrats heed the counsel of Jim Dean of Democracy For America, who says Ossoff and the others ... [Full Article...]

America's new US Open champion Koepka once considered quitting golf

America's new US Open champion Koepka once considered quitting golf Matsuyama believes that consistency over four rounds is what will win him a major championship, something that alluded him last week. The long-hitting Florida native travelled far and wide, from Kazakhstan to Kenya and mainland Europe, cramming into bed and breakfast rooms with fellow players, spending some nights sleeping in cars, and learning about life and how to win. [Full Article...]

Queen's Speech arrives at troubled time for Theresa May

While Elizabeth reads what is known as the Queen's Speech to lawmakers whenever a new parliament convenes, it is written by the prime minister and her staff and offers a broad brush of goals for Britain's future. "It is a critical time and it is important that we have a government committed to the national interest". Mr Corbyn dismissed the programme as "thin gruel" which showed the Conservati... [Full Article...]


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