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US says drone fired on US-backed forces near Syrian camp

The operation was carried out with the coordination of Hashed Shabi, the members of which met with the Syrian troops on the border between the two countries that covers more than 1000 kilometers and has large desert areas. Humanitarian aid organisation, International Rescue Committee, said 200,000 people were still trapped inside, and warned civilians in Raqqa risk being killed by Islamic State snipers or mines if they try to flee but could be used by the militants as human shields if they ... Read More »

Suspect in Day-Long Hampton Standoff Due in Court

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Police say 22-year-year-old Michael Ellis, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, faces fugitive from justice and resisting arrest charges. He is wanted out of MA for armed robbery and assault & battery. Ellis will be brought back to MA on the warrants after facing the new charges in New Hampshire. Authorities said he was not armed. Ellis is scheduled to appear in court late Friday morning. Read More »

Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

Comey's high-profile testimony also has turned part of the spotlight on Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who is expected to be questioned about Russian Federation next week when he appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. On CNN, the message read "Comey: I took Trump's request about Flynn as a directive". The day after talking to the Russian officials, Trump told NBC's Lester Holt, "When I chose to just do it [fire Comey], I said to myself ... Read More »

Turkey's parliament to debate troop deployment to Qatar

In another sign of support, the Turkish parliament approved on Wednesday the deployment of troops to a Turkish base in Qatar, although no date has been set. Under the bill, the armies of the two countries will also be able to carry out joint exercises, with the two sides saying it "aims to contribute to regional and world peace". Read More »

Cavs halt Warriors perfect postseason, party in Game 4

Kevin Durant scored 35 points but the Warriors could never slow down the Cavs and missed their chance for the NBA's first ideal postseason. LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and Cleveland outperformed the NBA's most electrifying offense in a testy Game 4 filled with technical fouls on Friday night, beating the Warriors 137-116 and ending their ideal postseason. Read More »

Comey testimony is done - now the spin begins

Mr Comey , the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, gave three hours of evidence in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee , describing personally for the first time the series of exchanges with the president that led to his sacking last month. Read More »

Will Apple's HomePod Be a Home Run?

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This means that Apple has placed an emphasis on audio quality, packing the speaker with an array of seven tweeters and a woofer as well as "spatial awareness" that detects its location in a room and adapts the output automatically. The device is a tad bit expensive compared to Google and Amazon's offerings at $349 a pop, available in white and space gray. That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way ... Read More »

Top seed Angelique Kerber beaten

That picture offers the starkest of contrasts with a spectacular 2016 that also brought her major wins in the Australian and US Opens . "I didn't think that I will play No 1". Makarova was able to bide her time in the rallies, before picking the right moment to step in and dictate with her forehand. I have the best memories which I can have. Read More »

Pound falls, Asian shares higher as investors watch UK vote

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,431 as of 10:11 a.m. Financial issues ended higher following the strong performance of US counterparts, with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rising 11.70 yen, or 1.6 percent, to 734.70 yen, while Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group up 38 yen, or 0.9 percent, at 4,267 yen. Read More »

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she won't resign after election

Instead, Thursday's vote damaged her authority and made her negotiating position more vulnerable to criticism. May said outside Downing Street after returning from Buckingham Palace, where she received the Queen's permission to form a government, though the Conservatives lost at least 12 seats. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar

On Monday, Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Yemen cut ties with Qatar , accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Trump's comments Friday came shortly after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Arab nations to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar. Read More »

Trump Signs Waiver to Delay Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

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Palestinian leaders are cheering the move. After getting into the Oval Office, Trump said he'd study the issue. Trump promised during the presidential campaign that he would relocate the us diplomatic facility. Steinitz is a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President Donald Trump postponed moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Thursday, avoiding a provocative step as he tries to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Read More »

Le Qatar juge "sans fondement" la liste publiée par l'Arabie saoudite

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Cela démontre que le Qatar "affirme d'un côté lutter contre le terrorisme alors que d'un autre il soutient, finance et héberge des organisations terroristes", ajoute la même source. "Mais nous le ferons dans le cadre du Conseil de coopération du Golfe (CCG)". M. Macron s'était déjà entretenu mardi avec l'émir du Qatar, le prince héritier d'Abou Dabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed, ainsi qu'avec le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan, qui entretient des liens étroits avec le Qatar et a multiplié ces ... Read More »

Qatar vows no surrender in row with Arab states

Doha's intention to turn to Tehran and Ankara followed the diplomatic rift in the Persian Gulf when its two biggest suppliers, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia , cut trade and diplomatic ties with the country actually blocking it from food and water supplies. Read More »

Trump vows to do 'whatever is necessary' to protect the US

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Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and gunshots rang out amid reports of knife attacks at nearby Borough Market. After copping criticism from both sides of the Atlantic for a political attack on a fellow leader in the aftermath of a terror attack, President Trump only doubled down. Read More »

Apple launches HomePod speaker at developers' conference

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It's both a smart speaker and powerful source of music. HomePod is the first, all-new Apple Inc gadget to land in almost two years , but that is if we reduce last year's wireless AirPods to a mere EarPods upgrade. iMessages now will remain in the iCloud for better record-keeping. Apple Inc kicked off its annual developer conference on Monday by unveiling a "Siri face" for the Apple Watch that will enable the voice-activated assistant to provide users with information like commute ... Read More »

US forces join Philippine troops to end city siege

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As the battle for Marawi entered its 17th day, three villages remained under the control of Maute, a local rebel group backed by fighters from other parts of Southeast Asia and the Middle East, according to officials. Washington deployed special forces soldiers to Mindanao in 2002 to train and advise Filipino units fighting Abu Sayyaf militants in a program that once involved 1200 Americans. Read More »

Sharing Wi-Fi password just got easier with iOS 11

Here's what you can expect. Users will be to organise items stored on iPhone and iPad easierly. For the feature to work, both iOS devices need to by physically close to one another - and need to unlocked, 9To5Mac reports . You can use these funds to complete other Apple Pay transactions, or you can transfer that cash over to your bank account. In some ways, this is like the creeping updates to Fluent that we see in Windows 10. Read More »

Deadly protests in India highlight despair of poor landless farmers

With his death, the death toll in the nine-day farmer unrest has risen to six. Indian politician Rahul Gandhi was detained on Thursday at the Neemuch border while he was travelling to violence-hit Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh , to meet the families of labourers killed in police firing during their protest. Read More »

Big Brother 2017: First housemate evicted from the house!

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The 32 year old was also upset about having her makeup confiscated by Big Brother . Big Brother then told Tom that he had to give both housemates the reasons why they had not been saved. She added: "I feel disgusting [about leaving her]". In her post eviction interview, Mandy said she didn't know who was "going to take care" of Charlotte now. Read More »

Is Apple Ready To Unveil Smart Speaker?

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It's expected in September. If we believe the rumors, this speaker will be able to produce more crisp sound than its competitors, the Home and the Echo. It is coming out this fall and will be a free update. This comes as Google and Amazon have made headways in assisting users based on knowledge of past routines. Read More »

Tick-tock: European Union says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

Downing Street said Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon would remain in post. The stunning election result comes after a campaign in which May lost popularity over her style and some of her social care policies, including a so-called "dementia tax" that would force the elderly to pay more for their care. Read More »

Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

Meanwhile, Jordan announced on Tuesday that it was also scaling back its diplomatic relations with Qatar to ensure regional stability, coordinate the policies of Arab countries and "end the crises in our region". Saudi Arabia and three other countries on Friday published a list of individuals and groups that, they allege, have links with Qatar over "terrorism", reported Bloomberg . Read More »