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President Trump calls reports that campaign had contact with Russian Federation 'fake news'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway implied in a "Today" interview that Flynn would have kept his White House post had he not chose to resign . I think it should be straight. The characterization of the media's handling of the Flynn saga as "fake" is, well, fake. Flynn had been incorrect on both counts and with the senior-most officials in the administration, including Vice-President Mike Pence, who were fielded by the White House to defend the embattled NSA in interviews and ... Read More

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Syria Peace Talks Delayed Until Thursday

Syria Peace Talks Delayed Until Thursday

Syria's rebels won't begin negotiating a political settlement with the government until measures are taken to bolster a flagging cease-fire and address urgent humanitarian concerns, the head of the opposition delegation to planned talks in Kazakhstan told The Associated Press today. Read More

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Jawans, 3 Militants & 1 Civilian Killed in Ongoing J&K Encounter

They said the intelligence input was clear that militants were hiding in a house in the village following which a cordon was thrown around the locality so that no militant escaped. Two army soldiers were also killed in the gunfight. One man died and about 12 were injured when the security forces opened fire on the crowd. The Valley-wide strike called by the separatist leadership to protest the deaths evoked mixed response. Read More

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Crews work to seal California spillway that forced evacuations

Crews work to seal California spillway that forced evacuations

Late on Sunday, about 188,000 residents were ordered to evacuate their homes in the Feather River valley below the dam, 65 miles (105 km) north of Sacramento. Jeffrey Kightlinger, the general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the water utility for Los Angeles and its environs, said the issue was not cost but federal guidelines, the Los Angeles Times reported . Read More

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Trudeau to meet Trump in Washington on Monday

Trump made free trade deals a major target during his campaign for the presidency. Trudeau will be the third world leader that Trump hosts at the White House since his January 20 swearing-in. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to visit Tuesday, the day after Trudeau. Freeland says she left Washington feeling the issue was far from being settled, according to CTV News Canada , although she did say that after two days of meetings, she felt the situation held promise. Read More

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Putin sends condolences after airstrike kills 3 Turkish soldiers

As for the Turkish forces, the troops are aiming to divert the attention of the IS militants inside the city, by heavily shelling al-Bab by airstrikes and artillery shelling. Russia and Turkey only recently repaired ties after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the border with Syria two years ago. Turkey and Russian Federation have clashed over other deadly incidents involving the military. Read More

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21 killed in blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

21 killed in blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack it was likely carried out by the Taliban which has waged a 15-year war against the government in Kabul since they were ousted from power by a USA invasion in 2001. In June, three Taliban fighters stormed a court building in the eastern Logar province, killing seven people, including a newly appointed chief prosecutor, before being shot dead by police. Read More

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Furious Liberal MPs turn on 'rat' Cory Bernardi

Furious Liberal MPs turn on 'rat' Cory Bernardi

Asked whether Family First had anything to fear politically from a new conservative political force, Hood said: "Family First have a similar world-view to Senator Bernardi and we'd aim to support him in his venture". "I would prefer to see Senator Bernardi stay within the Liberal party and do the work that all the members that preselected him in preference to members like myself (expect)", he said. Read More

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IAAF maintain ban on Russian athletes

IAAF maintain ban on Russian athletes

In an interim report from the IAAF Taskforce, they concluded that based on the outcomes of the report, the Taskforce "does not think the Council should consider reinstatement of RusAF's membership today". The negative ones included "unhelpful comments" by Vitaly Mutko, the Russian sports minister and deputy prime minister, he said. The Taskforce called on officials from the Ministry for Sport, the FSB and the Centre for Sport Preparation to respond by either "convincing rebutting the ... Read More

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'Responsible' countries should impose new sanctions on Iran, Netanyahu tells PM

May said at the start of the meeting that "we remain committed to a two-state solution as the best way of brokering stability and peace". She also expressed her desire to discuss "some issues around the region, Syria and Iran and the whole question of the future of the Middle East", called the United Kingdom a "strong and close friend of Israel", and echoed Netanyahu's call to find ways to further "build that relationship". Read More

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Afghan civilian casualties hit all-time high, says UN

Afghan civilian casualties hit all-time high, says UN

The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016, 11,418, published Monday is the highest number of casualties ever reported by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan since the figures started being recorded. The remaining 1,099 civilian casualties (286 deaths and 813 injured) documented by the mission was attributed to unidentified anti-government elements where there was no public claim of responsibility. Read More

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Australia's Bishop Says US Continues to Process Nauru Refugees

Australia's Bishop Says US Continues to Process Nauru Refugees

President Donald Trump's order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven countries. After human rights groups had reported poor conditions and abuse at camps on the islands, the United Nations intervened and worked with Australia to secure a pledge from President Barack Obama to accept about 1,250 refugees, provided they passed USA security screening. Read More

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UN Report Reflects Crimes against Rohingyas in Myanmar

UN Report Reflects Crimes against Rohingyas in Myanmar

Myanmar's government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi , has said the allegations are invented and has resisted mounting global pressure to protect the minority. Forty-seven percent of those interviewed by the United Nations for the report said that they had a family member who was killed in the operation, while 43% reported being raped, the Rights Office said. Read More

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Ford F-150 Raptor China Bound

Ford F-150 Raptor China Bound

But Chinese truck enthusiasts for years have purchased the truck on the gray market outside of authorized dealers, typically paying as much as four times the USA sticker price for the vehicle. The exported 2017 Raptor model also has a steel frame with racing shocks to provide higher ground clearance, a dual-exhaust system, and 10-speed automatic transmission. Read More

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Mauricio Pochettino: 'We missed out on two points at Sunderland'

Mauricio Pochettino: 'We missed out on two points at Sunderland'

The England striker is expected to be fit enough to make the trip to the Stadium of Light which could mean Son drops to the bench or operates in a deeper role. The north Londoners have scored more than two goals in six of their last eight league victories in all competitions and the 7/5 (2.40 )quote for Pochettino's team to score at least three times is certainly tempting. Read More

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Snake Gets Stuck In Woman's Pierced Ear

Bart didn't attack; pythons just likes hiding in holes. " I tried to get him out myself ", she told CNN . "I knew I wasn't going to be able to (remove him) without hurting him, by pulling him back against his scales", Glawe said. She said she was really anxious about her Ball Python, but it all worked out OK. The fire department responded, but had no luck removing the snake. Read More

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Melania and Ivanka Trump bring the style

Melania and Ivanka Trump bring the style

But she will not be constantly at his side in Washington, at least for now, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. This has ignited criticism and conspiracy theories (see: Jezebel's " Melania Hates Donald: A Theory ") about whether the Trump marriage is lacking in love and respect. Read More

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