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Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

US -backed Syrian Kurdish forces say they have captured the country's largest dam and a nearby town from the Islamic State group. Concerns were raised earlier this year that the dam could be damaged in the fighting or degraded by lack of maintenance, or that the extremists might sabotage it to flood the surrounding areas. Read More »

World cyberattack cripples UK hospitals, demands ransoms

Friday's attacks are being blamed on a piece of malware called WCry, WannaCry, or Wana Decryptor, that's now been tracked in large-scale attacks across Europe and Asia - particularly Russian Federation and China - as well as attacks in the USA and South America, according to a map on the Malware Tech site . Read More »

France: départ du dernier gouvernement du quinquennat Hollande

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Quant à son avenir personnel, François Hollande a indiqué que, s'il en avait "fini avec les cérémonies comme président de la République ", "nul ne peut se mettre à l'écart" de la politique. Celui-ci révèle également qu'"une association des anciens membres du cabinet de François Hollande est en cours de constitution". A la mairie, on nous murmure que différentes maisons ont été repérées et que depuis que la rumeur d'une acquisition dans le secteur se propage, de nombreux habitants ont ... Read More »

The Surface Laptop Almost Had USB-C Ports

While the Surface Laptop will probably be the most popular product from the Microsoft EDU event, the company also made some other key announcements during the course of the event. Microsoft has unveiled a new version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S. This is Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS, and the new streamlined version of Windows 10 is being targeted mainly at students. Read More »

Should smacking your child be allowed?

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It would remove the defence of "justifiable assault", which allows parents to use physical punishment to admonish a child. Backed by some of Scotland's largest charities including the Barnardos, Humanist Society Scotland and the Church of Scotland, John Finnie MSP for the Scottish Greens opened the three month consultation with the aim of guaranteeing equal safety for children. Read More »

2 arrested after noose found at Maryland middle school

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Thursday morning, a teacher at Crofton Middle School found a noose hanging in front of window of the Anne Arundel County school. "While it appears to have no connection to our instructional day or any instructional unit our students are now studying, we can not ignore the intolerant message this act conveys", the letter read. Read More »

New TV ad shows Marines looking for a few good women

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The smallest military service has the lowest percentage of women and wants at least 10 percent representation by 2019. As NPR reported earlier this year, hundreds of Marines are under investigation for reportedly distributing nude photos of female service members and veterans to a Facebook group with thousands of members. Read More »

'Large-scale' cyberattack cripples United Kingdom hospitals

Patrick Ward, 47, a sales director at Purbeck Ice Cream, from Dorset in England, poses for photographs after giving media interviews after his heart operation scheduled today was cancelled because of a cyberattack, outside St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Friday, May 12, 2017. Read More »

Jeux de la solidarité islamique à Bakou

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Cette rencontre internationale est organisée par la Fédération sportive de la solidarité islamique, un organe de l'Organisation de la coopération islamique (OCI). Vingt-deux disciplines sont inscrites au programme de cette 4eme édition dont bon nombre se joueront en finale directe, alors que dans d'autres, les athlètes devront passer par les éliminatoires. Read More »

Donald Trump and James Comey: A timeline

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Later, the president and his advisers said Trump had planned to fire Comey since taking office. CNN said later that Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have of their conversations, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. Read More »

Pitt rowing team says uniforms stolen before big race

Team president Anthony Ascoli told Pittsburgh TV station WTAE that some members were in tears over the thefts. "Pitt Crew wants to thank everyone for all their support, especially our families and all of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni who reached out and showed their support", The University of Pittsburgh Rowing Team said in social media posts. Read More »

Officer shot, two injured in shooting at OH nursing home

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A sheriff says a gunman who killed an OH police chief and two female nursing home employees took two random people as hostages shortly before the shootings. "We don't have this stuff go on around here", said Ron Rogers, 67, a local shopkeeper. The incident was reported at Pine Kirk Care Center , WSYX reported, but police have not confirmed the location is where the shooting happened. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif to attend two-day international gathering in Beijing

China has so far signed 46 cooperation agreements with 39 countries and regions to implement the initiative, according to the commission. The deal follows pledges by US President Donald Trump and Xi during a summit in Florida to address a Dollars 350 billion trade imbalance in China's favour by coming up with concrete measures within 100 days. Read More »

Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, two nursing home workers in Central Ohio

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Police are unsure how the gunman got into the nursing home, which is usually secured, according to WBNS . Thorp could not be reached for further comment, but local media, citing law enforcement officials, reported that two female nursing home employees and the shooter were later found dead inside the facility by other officers. Read More »

Senate slams House health-care bill

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, a Huntsville Republican, summed up the far-right Freedom Caucus attitude toward health care recently when he said, in essence, sick people have themselves to blame for their poor health. Former President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Boston. Read More »

Teck to sell Waneta stake

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The dam is located on the Pend d'Oreille River in south-central B.C. and is just a few hundred metres from the USA border. Under the agreement, Teck has been granted a 20-year lease (with an option to extend by 10 years at comparable rates) for the power to generate its adjacent Trail zinc smelter for payments of $75 million annually. Read More »

Washington AG Pledges To Defend National Monuments

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So when President Donald Trump recently warned that his predecessors in Washington had used this law to create a "massive federal land grab" and that it was "time to end these abuses and return control to the people, the people of Utah, the people of all the states, the people of the United States", there probably was some cheering to be heard, particularly in Salt Lake City. Read More »

Kremlin says talks with U.S. have been 'extremely positive'

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It's worth noting that Trump very easily could've said , "No, I'm not gonna see him". The nation's former top spy is pushing back against President Donald Trump's tweeting . The president tweeted Friday that when former national intelligence director James Clapper " says there is no collusion" between the Trump campaign and the Russians, then when does the "witch hunt" end? One does not need to whisper about it to us. Read More »

Father charged with 2nd-degree murder in 2015 death of Calgary baby

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Asked whether the family has been co-operative, Coleman said the parents have "participated" in the investigation but have offered, in the opinion of investigators, "no plausible explanation" for Cyrus's injuries. "We remain in prayer for all involved in this situation". Nel wasn't known to police prior to the death of his son, Coleman said, adding police are not seeking any additional suspect's in Cyrus' death. Read More »

Trump doesn't think daily press briefings are necessary anymore

President Trump just made very clear in an interview with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro that he's totally serious about cancelling press conferences. Pirro pressed him on the issue, saying at one point, "You can't put an end to that". "I can independently confirm reporting that President Trump has been sounding people out about removing Sean Spicer as Press Secretary", tweeted Jonathan Swan. Read More »

French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

The Gard includes Nimes, one of the main bullfighting centres in France. Sara was once married to the tennis star Henri Leconte. You don't slam the door in the face of a former prime minister who says, "I want to join you". Outgoing French President Francois Hollande, left, and French President-elect Emmanuel Macron shake hands as they attend a ceremony commemorating the abolition of slavery, in Paris , Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Read More »