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Islamic State blows up iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The mosque has been the ideological heart of ISIS in Iraq. On July 4, 2014, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi broke into Friday prayers at the mosque to deliver his announcement of the new caliphate. But a spokesman for the US-lead coalition denied striking the mosque. "We did not strike in that area this evening". A month after IS forces overran Mosul in June 2014, Baghdadi gave a Friday sermon from the pulpit inside the mosque and proclaimed a caliphate - a state governed in accordance ... Lire la suite »

Senate Republicans set to release health-care bill, but divisions remain

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Mitch McConnell , the Senate majority leader, is scheduled to present the draft bill to Republican senators on Thursday. McConnell also confirmed that a final vote could come as early as next week, despite skepticism from moderate and conservatives senators as well as complaints from rank-and-file legislators about the leadership's lack of transparency regarding the bill. Lire la suite »

Senate health-care plan would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

But Representative Harris says, if you have insurance, you should not be concerned. "They seem to be enthusiastic about what we're producing tomorrow", No. Moderate senators are concerned about cutting off coverage too fast for those who gained it under Obamacare, while conservatives don't want to leave big parts of the ACA in place. Lire la suite »

Carnival lets customers put cruise vacation on layaway

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With the Carnival EasyPay program, guests initially pay a deposit on their cruise at least 90 days before the final payment is due. With Carnival EasyPay payments are automatically deducted from the credit card on file and applied to the traveler's current balance interest-free over a three-month period. Lire la suite »

Researchers Work Out Why Sex Is Good For You In Old Age

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The group who had sex weekly scored an average of two percentage points above those who had it monthly, and four points higher than those who never had sex. The study expanded on previous research from February 2016, which found that older adults who were sexually active scored higher on cognitive tests than those that were not. Lire la suite »

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

USA and coalition officials have observed the mosque for several days and have seen fighters and explosives at the site, several United States officials have told CNN in recent days. "CJFLCC-OIR is the ground forces command in Iraq that supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve's ongoing multi-national Coalition mission to defeat ISIS in Iraq", the coalition said. Lire la suite »

Une Assemblée plus jeune, plus paritaire, mais toujours peu représentative — Législatives

Quelque 47 millions d'électeurs sont appelés à voter, depuis 08H00 en métropole et jusqu'à 18H00, voire 20H00 dans la plupart des grandes villes. Les six ministres ont tous été élus . "Le Premier ministre a " remis la démission de son gouvernement " au chef de l'État " qui l'a acceptée", avant de renommer M. Philippe chef du gouvernement et de le charger de former une nouvelle équipe, a-t-on ajouté de même source. Lire la suite »

Vers un large renouvellement — Assemblée

Son parti centriste, La République en marche (LREM), arrivait largement en tête du premier tour avec 32,2 à 32,9% des voix, devant Les Républicains (droite, 20,9 à 21,5%) et le Front National (extrême droite), largement distancé (13,1 à 14%), selon les estimations à 20H00 (18H00 GMT) des instituts de sondage . Lire la suite »

Trump's attorney performs hilarious flip-flop: confirms and denies investigation in one breath

Other presidents have managed to compartmentalize investigations and go about the business of governing, but Trump seems consumed by the Mueller probe. The Guardian also reported that the price for a "yes" Trump impeachment contract at PredictIt, which is run by Washington-based political consultancy Aristotle in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, increased from 24 cents to 33 cents last Wednesday to imply a 33% probability that such an eventuality would occur. Lire la suite »

LCBO Extends Hours Ahead Of Strike Deadline

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This includes some stores in Barrie, Orillia, and Gravenhurst. The LCBO is also extending its Sunday hours to open from as early as 11am to as late as 6pm at select stores on June 25. To ensure access to the best product selection and to avoid disappointment, customers should shop in advance of Sunday, June 25 if possible. The LCBO remains focused on reaching a fair, sustainable and responsible collective agreement, however in the event of a labour disruption, has plans to provide some ... Lire la suite »

Tropical Storm Cindy losing strength, but picking up speed

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The National Hurricane Center has discontinued the TROPICAL STORM WARNING north and east of the mouth of the Mississippi River, including Metro New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues 24/7 operations in the state emergency operations center as the threat of Tropical Storm Cindy continues. Lire la suite »

War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

As many as 1,170 people have died because of cholera in Yemen this year, making it the world's largest outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday. Two years of devastating war between the Huthis and government forces backed by a Saudi-led Arab military coalition has killed more than 8,000 people, and wounded 45,000 others. Lire la suite »

Michigan airport evacuated after police officer injured

Metro Detroit police have issued a request on Twitter for those in the area to "remain vigilant" and report any suspicious activity to the police, indicating there may be more than one suspect in the incident. US and Canadian authorities say they are cooperating in the investigation of a Canadian man accused of stabbing a police officer at an airport in Flint , Michigan. Lire la suite »

Russian diplomat Voronkov named UN counterterrorism chief

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The Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre will be transferred to the new office, along with their existing staff and all associated regular and extra-budgetary resources. organizations in Vienna since 2011, including the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime that deals with counterterrorism. He's spent more than 30 years in Russia's foreign service working primarily on United Nations issues. Lire la suite »

Eating more fish could help reduce pain, other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

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Previous studies have shown that taking fish-oil supplements (which are rich in omega-3s) may benefit people with RA, but this is among the first studies to look at the consumption of actual fish. Tedeschi cautioned that the study was just an observational measurement, one that did not prove or disprove the impact of fish on RA symptoms, the New York Times reported, but she also said the conclusions are "clinically significant" because of the major reductions in RA symptoms the fish eaters ... Lire la suite »

François Bayrou révèle pourquoi il démissionne du gouvernement

Une enquête est ouverte sur les conditions d'emploi des assistants parlementaires européens du MoDem. Le gouvernement Philippe II a été annoncé tardivement ce mercredi. Techniquement, le chef de l'Etat n'a pas besoin des 42 députés MoDem élus dimanche pour faire passer ses textes, puisque La République en marche dispose de la majorité absolue à l'Assemblée nationale. Lire la suite »

Bahraini royals congratulate Saudi crown prince

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Salman had already set a precedent for removal of a crown prince when, in April 2015, he appointed Mohammed bin Nayef and fired Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud, who had assumed the post under the late King Abdullah. He had previously been in charge of his father's royal court when Salman was the crown prince. The Council of Senior Scholars issued the statement Wednesday via the state-run Saudi Press Agency about the ascension of Mohammed bin Salman to the role of crown prince. Lire la suite »

How major USA stock market indexes fared on Tuesday

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The major averages ended the session just off their worst levels of the day. At the close of trading in NY, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 61.85 points, or 0.3%, to 21,467.14. Winners and Losers: Shares of Sprint climbed 3 percent amid a report that T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom is in favor of a merger. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 3 points to 21,466 today. Lire la suite »

Muslim women in PM Modi's Kashi learn, practice yoga

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Yoga has been practiced in India for centuries and numerous names of the asanas , or poses, come from the ancient language of Sanskrit. At the President's Estate too, President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a mass yoga demonstration. "The International Yoga Day takes place on the longest day of the year, because yoga brings us light and life", she said. "Many countries which do not know our language, tradition, or culture are now connecting to India through yoga", Modi said in an ... Lire la suite »

Trump's state visit to United Kingdom not mentioned in Queen's speech

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The circumstance, however - the speech's role mapping British legislative priorities for the new parliamentary session - remained as crucial and revealing as ever. It is customary for the monarch to list state visits in the annual speech, and Elizabeth did mention one such visit coming up next month by Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia. Lire la suite »

Saudi king's son named crown prince: Royal decree

MBS vowed to end Saudi Arabia's "addiction" to oil, and pushed through politically-sensitive austerity measures that curbed spending on subsidies and the public sector - where the majority of Saudis are employed. UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of his appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the Kingdom's Crown Prince, who has ... Lire la suite »

Tom Cruise convinced Courtney B. Vance to star in The Mummy

Why Universal would take the risk on a guy only known for producing is beyond me, but his first big-studio movie lacks any character at all. In ancient Egypt, Princess Ahmanet is condemned to be buried alive after killing her family and selling her soul in order to ascend to the throne. Lire la suite »

Pakistan wants peace, stability in Afghanistan: FO Spokesman

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At least eight Afghan security guards at Bagram Air Base, the United States' largest military base in Afghanistan , were killed in an ambush by the Taliban while on their way to work, an official said on Tuesday. The addition of the 3,800 troops will allow the Americans to train and assist Afghan forces at the tactical level on the ground, just as the USA military is now doing in Iraq with the Iraqi forces fighting against ISIS. Lire la suite »