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Following a 10-day global trip that included a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump returned to Washington on Saturday amid swirling controversies centering on numerous fronts. Trump, who had been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed his favorite past-time with fury on Sunday, dismissing allegations of Russian Federation ties as "fake news" and "fabricated lies".
  • Mosul residents deny findings of US probe into Iraq strike

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    Gen. Matthew Isler, twice visited the site of the airstrike, spoke to witnesses and pored through more than 700 videos taken from coalition warplanes over a 10-day period before, during and after the airstrike. They said the size of the blast suggested there was four times as much explosive material as contained in the USA bomb. "With respect to the administration's guidance to us, the rules of engagement have not changed".
  • Justice Carpio calls for fresh arbitration case over China war 'threat'

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    Earlier in the day, senior officials from China and the Philippines met in the Chinese province of Guizhou for the first round of bilateral talks on the South China Sea dispute. The Philippine president recalled Monday conversation with China's President Xi Jinping regarding the disputed areas of the South China Sea and explained why he abstained from pressing the claims.
  • Two explosions in Jakarta near bus station; two dead including suspected bomber

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    Human body parts - including a severed head - and shattered glass were strewn across the road following the attack, which happened as police were helping to secure a parade by a local group. Local reports suggested the explosions happened near the terminal's toilet. The so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group said they carried out the attack last January, its first in South East Asia.
  • THAAD radar detected N. Korea's missile launch: defense chief

    THAAD radar detected N. Korea's missile launch: defense chief

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    North Korea's launch of a longer-range missile shows advances in its technological capabilities and offers the sternest test yet of President Donald Trump's strategy to work with China to combat the threat. Asked whether North Korea's missile program was developing faster than expected, he said: "Yes". North Korea says the medium long-range strategic missile it tested over the weekend can carry a nuclear warhead.
  • South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

    South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

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    One of the elephants is then said to have picked up Botha with its trunk. "Specialists outfitter in Leopard hunting in Africa with big game hounds". His backpack was found on the banks of the Limpopo River days later. A week later, his remains were found in the carcass of a crocodile shot and killed by local authorities, the BBC reported .
  • Trump compliments Egyptian leader's shoes

    Trump compliments Egyptian leader's shoes

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    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi headed to Saudi Arabia, along with a high-level Egyptian delegation, on Saturday to participate in the Islamic-American Summit scheduled to start on Sunday. "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible", Sisi said, addressing Trump. Sisi has been keen to have U.S. and European leaders visit the country, particularly after Egypt's short-lived isolation due to the 2013 military coup and reports of dire human rights abuses.
  • Israeli police and counterterrorism officials to secure Trump visit

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    MARTIN: So what is on the president's itinerary? They can't take that away from us. Trump is due in Tel Aviv on Monday afternoon and, ahead of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will tour two iconic sites in Jerusalem , a city holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews.
  • Dozens injured by Israeli forces in Palestine protests

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    Palestinian witnesses say an Israeli settler opened fire on a crowd of Palestinian protesters after his auto was attacked by demonstrators Thursday. Thousands of people demonstrated in various parts of the West Bank, occupied since 1967 by the Israeli army, and near the security barrier that seals off the Gaza Strip, AFP journalists said .
  • Macron French president-elect's 'revolution' faces first test

    Macron French president-elect's 'revolution' faces first test

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    Here are five things to know about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron. Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics. But Le Pen's 34 percent - a high in any national election for her far-right National Front - confirms her party as a formidable force, its French-first nationalism increasingly accepted by a growing swath of electors despite its history of anti-Semitism and racism.
  • Trump can't land helicopter on ancient fortress, cancels visit

    Trump can't land helicopter on ancient fortress, cancels visit

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    The president refused to land his helicopter at the base of the historic site and take a cable auto up as former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. King Herod is believed to have built the fortress, but its defining story is that its Jewish rebel defenders who-under threat from a Roman siege-killed themselves rather than be captured alive by the invading forces sometime between 73 and 74 AD.
  • What to know about travel ban appeals

    What to know about travel ban appeals

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    Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general under President Obama, represented the challengers - the state of Hawaii and a local imam. Whether the president meant to target members of a particular religion matters because a key argument by Hawaii - and other plaintiffs suing over the travel ban across the country - is that the executive order amounts to a violation of the establishment clause of the Constitution , which prohibits favoring or disfavoring members of a specific faith.
  • Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care

    Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care

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    Collins, however, said one of the problems with the tax credit in the House bill is that it's not adjusted for variations in income and geographic regions across the U.S. But that would not mitigate the moral responsibility of those who supported it. Members of Congress vote on a lot of inconsequential bills and bills that have a small impact on limited areas of American life.
  • China pledges to invest $124bn in projects under Belt and Road scheme

    China pledges to invest $124bn in projects under Belt and Road scheme

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    Xi, outlining China's vision of a new inter-connected world that his signature Belt and Road (B&R) initiative seeks to achieve, spoke about the significance of various ancient civilisations, including "the Indus and Ganges civilisations". Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Managing Director of the worldwide Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde. India skipped the meeting due to its sovereignty concerns over the United States dollars 50 billion China-Pakistan ...
  • Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

    Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

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    Turkey contends the SDF's Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the YPG, is a terrorist group affiliated with the outlawed PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a terror group that has been battling the Turkish state for many years. The Kurdish-Arab SDF has been the main faction fighting Daesh on the ground in Syria, but Turkey dismisses it as a front for the YPG. On Wednesday morning, the Turkish government denounced the U.S.
  • Unions, immigrant groups to march in California cities

    Unions, immigrant groups to march in California cities

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    Police officers were trying to disperse a protest rally during a strike in favor of an eight-hour shift. But as of Monday evening, the protests nationally were overwhelmingly peaceful. Otherwise known as International Workers' Day , it has also been called "Loyalty Day" in the United States as a reaction to the communist countries claiming International Workers' Day as their own.
  • Russia Determined to Keep Hacking Elections, U.S. Intelligence Director Says

    Russia Determined to Keep Hacking Elections, U.S. Intelligence Director Says

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    On North Korea, the statement says Kim Jong Un's regime is "poised to conduct its first" flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile this year, "which would serve as a milestone toward a more reliable threat to the USA mainland". North Korea's missile tests in 2016, including a space launch that put a satellite into orbit, have shortened its pathway toward a reliable intercontinental missile that could strike the US, he said, and the North has expanded the size and sophistication of ...
  • Semester IV exam results today

    Semester IV exam results today

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    GSHSEB Class 12 results 2017: The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination results have been declared by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) today. It conducts The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and the Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (HSC) examinations. About GUJARAT Board : The Gujarat Board of education GSEB is one of the biggest academic units that takes the charge of conducting exams every year with the motive to achieve the ...