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During the operation codenamed "Laylat al-Qadr", the IRGC fired six missiles, including Zolfaqar high-precision missiles, a mid-range ballistic missile, at various targets in Deir ez-Zor within a range of 650 to 700 kilometers. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace wing, earlier told state television: "The missiles were fired from Iran and they passed over Iraq and landed in Syria".
  • EU Negotiator Says Sides Agree Brexit Must Be Orderly

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    The bloc insists on making "sufficient progress" on all three issues before discussing a future trade deal with the UK. While the European Union negotiating team led by Barnier has been ready for months, British efforts on Brexit stalled even after it triggered the two-year process on March 29.
  • French polls predict Macron's party will secure large majority

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    Three pollsters projected that Macron's Republic on the Move ( LREM ) and its Modem allies would win 355 to 365 seats in the 577-seat lower house, fewer than previously forecast. With Edouard Philippe and Bruno Le Maire taking over the posts of prime minister and economy minister respectively, they've lost two of their heavyweights to the Macron government.
  • UK's Hammond calls for smooth Brexit to avoid cliff edge

    UK's Hammond calls for smooth Brexit to avoid cliff edge

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    Secondly, by negotiating mutually beneficial transitional arrangements to avoid unnecessary disruption and unsafe cliff edges. To meet all these conditions, the chancellor said, the United Kingdom will " almost certainly need an implementation period , outside the Customs Union itself, but with current customs border arrangements remaining in place, until new long-term arrangements are up and running".
  • Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

    Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

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    The Hamilton County Coroner's Office was conferring with doctors at the Cincinnati hospital where Otto Warmbier , 22, died on Monday, before reaching any conclusions about his death , investigator Daryl Zornes said. "There should at least be a form for them to fill out that says, 'If I go to North Korea, I understand I am taking great risk and I do not hold the American government responsible".
  • Islamists hold diners hostage after bomb attack

    Islamists hold diners hostage after bomb attack

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    Extremists posing as military forces in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed 17 people and took dozens of others hostage on Wednesday during a terror attack that began with auto bomb outside a popular pizza restaurant. Seven people died in a May 8 auto bombing at another restaurant in the capital. The compound was located near Sakow, in the Middle Juba region in southern Somalia where al-Shabaab is known to operate.
  • Virat Kohli shows his class despite defeat against Pakistan

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    No major cricketing nation has toured Pakistan since the terrorist attack on Sri Lanka team back in 2009. "We've been through [his past] before but what I do know is that Amir is a big-match player. But for a guy like Zaman, it becomes really hard to stop players like him, because I think 80 per cent of his shots were high-risk and they were all coming off.
  • Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gerrymandering Case

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    The case , which will be briefed and argued during the Supreme Court's next term that starts in October, could determine how far state legislatures can go in structuring maps for partisan gain. About an hour after the Court issued its order agreeing to hear this case, it issued a second order, on a 5-4 vote, granting a stay of the lower court order in this case .
  • IRGC targets terrorists' base in Syria's Deir ez-Zor

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    The Leader stated, "The Islamic Republic is standing fast and know that they [enemies] can not slap us in the face, but we will slap them in the face". "We are announcing with pride that the same region where the Tehran terrorist operation had been orchestrated has been targeted from [IRGC bases in] Iran".
  • Neighbors: Alleged mosque attacker made anti-Muslim slurs

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    Theresa May said the attack was "every bit as sickening" as the recent Islamist terror attacks on Manchester and London and promised to stamp out extremist ideologies of all kinds. Osborne's mother, sister and nephew said in a statement: "We are massively in shock, it's unbelievable". Police, who haven't formally named him, said Tuesday they could not release details on whether the attacker was drunk at the time of the attack or whether he was on other medication.