• South Korea calls for release of prisoners from North Korea
South Korea calls for release of prisoners from North Korea

USA lawmakers are pressing for a tough response against Pyongyang over its treatment of the 22-year-old university student, who was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion.

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  • Palestinian terrorists deny ISIS behind Jerusalem policewoman's murder
Palestinian terrorists deny ISIS behind Jerusalem policewoman's murder

The evidence indicates that the three terrorists were not part of any terrorist organization such as Hamas or ISIS . The Jerusalem District Police has launched an investigation into the coordinated terror attacks in the city on Friday.

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  • Iran calls on Saudi Arabia to release detainees
Iran calls on Saudi Arabia to release detainees

New Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during opening ceremonies for the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, in September 2016. He has pledged allegiance to the new crown prince, news agency SPA reports. Meanwhile, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud, 33, was named the new interior minister tasked with counterterrorism efforts and domestic security. Crown...

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  • No conclusion yet on United States student's cause of death
No conclusion yet on United States student's cause of death

The coroner's office in Hamilton County, Ohio, said it had accepted Warmbier's case but had only performed an external examination on his body because the family had objected to an autopsy. He said Warmbier's death shows "we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime", but that dialogue with the North is still needed beca...

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  • Spicer Doesn't Quite Say that Trump Has Confidence in Rosenstein
Spicer Doesn't Quite Say that Trump Has Confidence in Rosenstein

The president last month told reporters that "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future" but offered no hints as to whether the tapes exists, except saying that some journalists would "be very disappointed" to find out the answer.

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  • Adele Visits London Firefighters After Deadly High-Rise Blaze
Adele Visits London Firefighters After Deadly High-Rise Blaze

It's an increase from the previous number of 58. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are. Last week, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for empty homes near the scene of the fire in north Kensington to be requisitioned to house families.

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  • US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria
US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

It is the fifth time in the past month the USA has struck at forces allied with the Syrian government in the area. The U.S. military is reporting it has shot down another drone belonging to Syria . Air Force had downed a manned jet since 1999. A spokesman for Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles it...

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  • Two US soldiers killed in attack by Afghan soldier
Two US soldiers killed in attack by Afghan soldier

Their families are still being notified. The gunman was killed by American troops, according to a security official in the province. The incident in eastern Afghanistan occurred in the Achin District of Nangarhar province, where U.S.

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  • International Yoga Day celebrated in Pakistan too
International Yoga Day celebrated in Pakistan too

Modi, while addressing a huge gathering the crowd on the occasion, said "The enormous popularity of Yoga outside India is high and has connected the world with India". In Delhi, NDMC civic body has organised four events to mark the day, with yoga demonstrations to take place at Connaught Place, Lodi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden and Childr...

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  • Portugal battles to contain fires amid plane crash reports
Portugal battles to contain fires amid plane crash reports

In a press conference, Portuguese Civil Protection Agency commander, Elisio Oliveira, said that the 30 per cent remaining blaze was still a cause of concern to the authorities. It also says official bodies don't do enough to coordinate wildfire prevention. But in a weird sequence of events, officials with the Portuguese government and the Civil...

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  • In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump
In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump

He does not constantly refer directly to Ms Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state, instead pitching his "fresh leadership" against "career politicians". And many think they need a win in a special election this cycle. House Speaker Paul Ryan also congratulated the Republican candidate, one of the first senior Republicans to comment on her...

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  • Congressional Black Caucus turns down Trump invitation
Congressional Black Caucus turns down Trump invitation

One Democratic aide illustrated the thinking of some in the Congressional Black Caucus saying, "No one wants to be a co-star on the reality show". Her signature did not sit well with members of the CBC who feel she hasn't earned such a notable title.

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  • Tories and DUP set to face legal challenge as deal nears
Tories and DUP set to face legal challenge as deal nears

The fact that the Tories - the party of government with 317 seats - can't find agreement with the DUP - a party of 10 MPs who generally support them anyway - is extremely telling. Signaling the importance of Brexit negotiations with the European Union , which will last until the spring of 2019, the queen will set out the government's program f...

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  • President Moon clarifies his North Korea policies to U.S. media
President Moon clarifies his North Korea policies to U.S. media

It said his medical records from an air ambulance service that brought him to OH and from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was hospitalized until his death Monday, have been reviewed, and the treating physicians have been interviewed extensively.

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  • Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-heavy agenda
Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-heavy agenda

An immigration bill which will allow the government to control the number of people coming here from Europe "while still allowing us to attract the brightest and the best". The Queen's Speech also includes a Nuclear Safeguards Bill to meet worldwide standards as the United Kingdom leaves the EU's Euratom nuclear body, and an global Sanctions Bill t...

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  • Three people trapped in wreckage after crane collapses
Three people trapped in wreckage after crane collapses

A crane has collapsed at a building site in Crewe, northern England, trapping three people. The public has been urged to avoid the scene of the collapse on Dunwoody Way. The crane toppled over at around 4.30pm this afternoon, leaving people stuck underneath the wreckage. One person, reportedly the crane driver, has been airlifted to hospital with...

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  • Terrorist attack at Brussels train station carried out by Moroccan native
Terrorist attack at Brussels train station carried out by Moroccan native

Nevertheless, added security forces will be deployed across the country. "We are not allowing ourselves to be intimidated by terrorists", he added. The blast came a day after a terrorist ploughed down Muslim worshippers leaving evening prayers in Finsbury Park, north London, and a man claiming allegiance to Isis crashed his vehicle into a p...

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  • Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing - White House
Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing - White House

The tweet, which came hours before the United States and China were set to meet in Washington to talk about North Korea , caught multiple Trump administration officials off guard, leaving them scrambling as they tried to figure out what exactly what the President meant.

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  • 12000 camels, sheep forced back to Qatar amid crisis
12000 camels, sheep forced back to Qatar amid crisis

It also said the more time went by without an explanation "the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by Saudi Arabia and the UAE". It was just a week and a half ago that President Donald Trump contradicted his own secretary of state while standing in front of him in the Rose Garden, blasting Qatar for sponsoring terrorism and seemi...

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  • DUP Talks Not Going As Expected Sky Sources
DUP Talks Not Going As Expected Sky Sources

It is still possible for the Tories to cut a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, First Secretary of State Damian Green has said. Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "After one week of talks, we are no closer to finding out what the DUP have asked for and what concessions are being made".

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  • Russian opposition figure detained amid protests
Russian opposition figure detained amid protests

An opposition organizer for Navalny in Vladivostok on the Pacific coast was detained and fined for illegally organizing a rally, according to state news service RIA Novosti, which cited a regional lawmaker. Police arrested the populist leader of the movement, Alexei Navalny , outside of his home before he could go anywhere. White House spokesm...

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  • 'Get back! Get back!': Police releases audio after killing a pregnant woman
'Get back! Get back!': Police releases audio after killing a pregnant woman

Police Detective Mark Jamieson said on Sunday that Lyles had been arrested earlier this month by officers responding to another call after she had armed herself as protection against her boyfriend. They are under the care of other family members. The two officers had gone to Lyles' apartment after a call about a burglary. O'Toole said off...

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  • Abu Rudeineh: New settlement project aims to thwart Trump's efforts
Abu Rudeineh: New settlement project aims to thwart Trump's efforts

On Wednesday afternoon, Kushner will meet with Netanyahu before he heads to the West Bank in the evening to meet with Abbas. The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with its capital in East Jerusalem, and also claim historical and political links to the land.

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  • Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees
Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

As a result of this, the number of refugees and displaced people increases year by year. The New York Times reports that Syria produced the most refugees a year ago, with 5. " Thrown out of the secure environments of their homes and communities, they are open to hunger, physical and sexual abuse, and undignifying conditions , " he sai...

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  • Republican Karen Handel wins hotly contested Congressional race in Georgia
Republican Karen Handel wins hotly contested Congressional race in Georgia

So it was no accident that Watson was on the stage to introduce Handel at her Dunwoody party last night. "It's that fighting spirit, that perseverance and tenacity that I will take to Washington ", she said on Tuesday night. Principled PAC says it made a "five-figure" buy on Fox News, a low spending total on cable news that likely means the ...

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  • Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet
Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet

F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces", the coalition said. The official added that the strike was in "self-defense". The presence of Iranian-backed troops, artillery and tanks and USA -led coalition forces in southern Syria, namely around the at-Tanf crossing at the Iraq-S...

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  • SCO Summit: India inducted into organisation, Narendra Modi meets Afghan President
SCO Summit: India inducted into organisation, Narendra Modi meets Afghan President

During his address on Friday, PM Modi stressed that cooperation in connectivity projects between SCO members is a priority for India while taking states sovereignty and territorial integrity as the key factors. There has been speculation about a possible meeting between Modi and Sharif in Astana to ease the growing tension between the two neighbo...

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  • United States bombers fly with SoKor F-15s in Korean peninsula
United States bombers fly with SoKor F-15s in Korean peninsula

U.S. bombers have maintained a presence in the Pacific since 2004. The flights come one day after Otto Warmbier , an American college student held by North Korea for 17 months, died in US after being released last week. The North Korean government handed Warmbier over to U.S. authorities in a vegetative state last week and his death has spur...

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  • Police Taser man suspected of attacking Regent's Park mosque worshippers
Police Taser man suspected of attacking Regent's Park mosque worshippers

There were fears of a second terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers last night when a man was tasered outside a mosque in Regent's Park. Police have told The New Arab that this is not yet being treated as a terrorist incident and that his motive is unknown and is being investigated.

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  • Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering United Kingdom gov't program
Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering United Kingdom gov't program

At the State Opening of Parliament , the Queens Speech , which is prepared by the government of the day and read out by the 91-year-old monarch, laid out the legislative priorities for parliamentary proceedings. Following her failure to reach agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party on a deal to shore up her minority administration, Mrs M...

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  • USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky
USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

Fighting and bombardment meanwhile resumed early Tuesday between Syrian government forces and rebels in the southern city of Daraa and nearby areas, where a 48-hour truce had gone into effect on Saturday. How risky is the situation? "All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] of the worldwide coalition...

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  • Obama: We never stopped trying to get Otto Warmbier home
Obama: We never stopped trying to get Otto Warmbier home

The Ohio hometown of the 22-year-old college student detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma is making plans for his funeral. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday offered few details about how the United States plans to respond to Warmbier's death, promising only that the U.S.

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  • Bill Richardson on Warmbier's Death: NKorea 'Should Be Punished'
Bill Richardson on Warmbier's Death: NKorea 'Should Be Punished'

Graham asked: "Is it the policy of the Trump administration to deny North Korea the capability of building an (intercontinental ballistic missile) that can hit the American homeland with a nuclear weapon on top?" Analysts say his death will likely cast a shadow on relations between the US and North Korea and compound efforts by South Korea's new ...

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  • Senate GOP Leaders Rush Toward Health Care Vote
Senate GOP Leaders Rush Toward Health Care Vote

The White House has been letting McConnell drive the process in the Senate , although Trump, just weeks after celebrating the House passage of its Obamacare repeal bill in an impromptu Rose Garden ceremony, recently lamented that that very bill was "mean", and that Senate Republicans should put forward a more " generous " proposal.

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  • Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin
Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin

Queensland found first one try to make things tense and then, right near the death, a second try with Johnathan Thurston's ice-cold sideline conversion stealing the lead against the odds with three minutes to play. He insists NSW have been the better team so far this series. A shift left was unsuccessful but a shift right saw Slater's pace creat...

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