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That drone was shot down after it dropped one of several weapons it was carrying near a position where coalition personnel are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS. The truce was meant to be extended but now appears to have collapsed. The activist-run Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that government troops captured a hill west of the city and a former army base that was held by rebels.
  • Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 bows out of World Cup

    Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 bows out of World Cup

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    Bannered by collegiate standouts Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng, US collegiate campaigner Kobe Paras and Philippine Basketball Association veteran JR Quiñahan, the Philippine team, backed by Chooks-to-Go, now lies in third place with its day output.
  • Tropical Storm Bret Forms In The Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Bret Forms In The Atlantic

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    At 5 p.m., the center of the system was about 125 miles southeast of Trinidad and 225 southeast of Grenada. It's expected to pour as many as 4 inches of rain on the islands by the end of Tuesday. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect from High Island, Texas, to the mouth of the Pearl River between Louisiana and Mississippi. Bret is forecast to weaken and become a tropical depression by Wednesday.
  • Notre Dame attacker shouted 'this is for Syria' before being shot

    Notre Dame attacker shouted 'this is for Syria' before being shot

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    Christopher Castaner told RTL radio on Wednesday that police were quickly able to classify the hammer attack as a "terrorist act" because of "the words he said". Shalane Sharples was walking toward Notre Dame Cathedral when she heard "some really loud bangs". "My wife and I ran". Authorities have not released the name of the suspect but said he was carrying identification that showed he is an Algerian student.
  • Here's what you need to know about the Georgia special election

    Here's what you need to know about the Georgia special election

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    A spokeswoman for Georgia's top election official says voting in the state's closely-watched 6th District is going smoothly but some issues have been reported. Georgia's suburban Atlanta district has been a Republican stronghold for decades, with former Speaker Newt Gingrich among the prominent politicians who have held the seat.
  • President Trump Calls American Student's Death A 'Total Disgrace'

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    In an interview with CBS that aired Tuesday, Moon says North Korea is responsible for Warmbier's death. The 22-year-old OH native died after falling into a coma last year while in a North Korean prison. The family of a USA student who died shortly after being freed from North Korea have declined a post-mortem examination, according to a U.S. coroner.
  • UK's Hammond says new UK-EU regulatory process needed after Brexit

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    He noted the European Union wants to discuss divorce terms before moving on to the shape of its future relations with Britain. "My mandate is to defend the single market, defend the European Union, which the United Kingdom has made a decision to leave", Barnier told reporters after briefing ministers from EU member states in Luxembourg.
  • Funeral services set for Otto Warmbier

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    A tragic end to a North Korean holiday , Warmbier's detention, his comatose release, his untimely death is hardening language in Washington . "It puts us in a really precarious situation when Americans are detained there". Warmbier, I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to Mr. Warmbier's death". Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a ...
  • White House: Trump wants GOP ObamaCare repeal to 'have heart'

    White House: Trump wants GOP ObamaCare repeal to 'have heart'

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    Spicer has been holding press briefings off-camera lately, and according to White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, it's because of Spicer's weight gain. David Martosko - the USA political editor of DailyMail.com, who during the campaign earned a reputation for flattering coverage of Trump, with whom he had a personal relationship - also recently spoke to West Wing officials about the communications operation but is not expected to be offered a role, a senior administration official said.
  • ICC Champions trophy Sania Mirza gives messages to India and Pakistan

    ICC Champions trophy Sania Mirza gives messages to India and Pakistan

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    Pakistan still went into the final as huge underdogs against an Indian team who had beaten them in eight of their 10 previous meetings in the World Cup and Champions Trophy. "That was an aberration. We told them to play the same way as they do in domestic circuit - to see the ball and hit it - and it proved to be effective".
  • A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS

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    The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S. Bassam Abu Abdullah, a professor of International Relations at Damascus University, said the advances by pro-Assad troops undermined USA plans in the area to sever a land corridor linking the capitals of Syria , Iraq , Iran and Lebanon.
  • Senate committee to probe Comey firing

    Senate committee to probe Comey firing

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said today that the committee will pursue investigations into any efforts to influence FBI investigations. Lynch's infamous Phoenix airport tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton in the final days of the email investigation will be part of the probe. I don't think we should have any more investigations.