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Did Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Just Turn on Trump?

Did Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Just Turn on Trump?

Tillerson said the State Department hasn't changed its commitment "to equal treatment to people the world over", he told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace . "Hatred is not an american value ", he hammered. Tillerson said the nation's commitment to fighting racial injustice was unquestioned. Tillerson previously condemned hate speech and bigotry more broadly as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the United States was founded and promotes overseas. Read More

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American service member missing after Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen's coast

American service member missing after Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen's coast

Spokesman Col. John Thomas, however, told Reuters , "when the incident took place the helicopter was not very high above the water". There have been a number of aviation mishaps involving U.S military aircraft in the past few months. CENTCOM didn't provide the identities of any of the service members involved, nor any details concerning why the accident happened. The US Marine Corps said on Friday that it had recovered the bodies of three marines killed when an MV-22 Osprey aircraft ... Read More

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Iraq forces break through ISIL lines into centre of Tal Afar

Iraq forces break through ISIL lines into centre of Tal Afar

Elite forces had liberated the heart of the city "and raised the national flag on top of the citadel building", a statement from the Iraqi joint operations command said. Iraqi military leaders said the government now controls several of Tal Afar's districts and suburbs, as well as its electricity plant. The district has produced some of the armed group's most senior commanders. Read More

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Chow Yun-fat helps to clean up HK streets after Typhoon Hato

Chow Yun-fat helps to clean up HK streets after Typhoon Hato

Casinos, which brought in more than $28 billion in 2016 - over half of Macau's GDP - were among the casualties of the storm, and reporters who got inside the Wynn Macau found switched off slot machines and no air conditioning. Some residents said it wasn't enough. "We've been going without water and electricity for more than 24 hours". "We are quite anxious about Pakhar", Macau resident Ana Chio said. Read More

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Soldiers open fire on man assaulting them in Brussels

Soldiers open fire on man assaulting them in Brussels

Following close on the heels of the Barcelona attack , the incident is being treated as a terror attack, said Belgium's federal prosecutor's office. The attack took place in an area of the capital which is regularly patrolled by soldiers because of the threat of attacks. "The attacker was neutralized by the military and died as a result of his injuries". Read More

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Trump lauds chief of staff reported to establish White House control system

Trump lauds chief of staff reported to establish White House control system

Republicans control both Congress and the White House, placing the burden on them to ensure the government doesn't default. Responding to questions, she said the new tax reforms might be announced as early as next week. At a rally Tuesday, Trump said: "If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall". "Again, this is something the president committed to", she said. Read More

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Hundreds of Protesters Gather at San Francisco Park to Denounce White Supremacists

Hundreds of Protesters Gather at San Francisco Park to Denounce White Supremacists

They said a permit was never issued for the news conference. Lee said the group had not canceled the event in writing, so police will still be there and anywhere else they need to be to keep the city safe. This year, politically-charged events have spiraled into violence in the famously liberal college town, including a "Patriot Day" rally in April and protests that erupted at UC Berkeley before a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos in February. Read More

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Delhi tense after Dera violence spills over

Delhi tense after Dera violence spills over

Enraged by the rape conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today, thousands of his followers went on the rampage , setting fire to vehicles, buildings and railways stations. The media was attacked. Ram Rahim arrived for the verdict in a 200-car motorcade and stood with his eyes closed and hands folded in prayer as the verdict was delivered. Read More

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Twelve dead after Muslim militants storm police posts

Twelve dead after Muslim militants storm police posts

At least 21 insurgents and 11 members of the security forces were killed in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state on Friday when militants staged a major coordinated attack on 24 police posts and an army base, the military said. "The investigation into these criminal acts must be prompt, thorough and effective, and comply with worldwide human rights standards", said Benedict in response to the militant's killings. Read More

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Windsor man hospitalized with severe strain of West Nile virus

Windsor man hospitalized with severe strain of West Nile virus

All cases were reported in August and all victims were over 70 years old, the national Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) noted. Mosquitoes tested positive this season for West Nile Virus in 20 towns throughout CT. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out. Scientist are finding the West Nile virus in the usual places. Read More

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United States slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

United States slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

The measures would "deny the Maduro dictatorship a critical source of financing to maintain its illegitimate rule", the White house claimed. Here's a look at why the USA chose to levy the penalties, which dramatically escalate tensions with the South American nation, and how likely they are to hurt Venezuela's economy and loosen President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power. Read More

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Boston Police Prepare for 'Boston Free Speech' Rallly

Boston Police Prepare for 'Boston Free Speech' Rallly

More than 500 police officers will be on hand for the Boston Free Speech Coalition's event so that "we don't have an incident ... like last week in Virginia", Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday. Walsh later joined counter-protesters in Roxbury on Saturday. "I ask everyone to be peaceful today and respect our City", he wrote . "They might be holding signs about free speech, but they're not going to say anything about the KKK or anything", Robb said ahead of the rally, according to WCVB-TV. Read More

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In Kiev, Mattis says Moscow wants to redraw borders by force

In Kiev, Mattis says Moscow wants to redraw borders by force

Kie - The United States is considering deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine and intends to continue supporting Ukraine in defence of its territory and people, Secretary James Mattis said . Doing so was part of the Republican Party's platform at its convention previous year until it was cut by the Trump campaign. "We're not going to rule that out right now", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Wednesday. Read More

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'Blood On Your Hands' Charlottesville Mayor Flees As Protesters Storm Town Hall

'Blood On Your Hands' Charlottesville Mayor Flees As Protesters Storm Town Hall

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally. Officials will provide an update on "recovery efforts" at that meeting and offer opportunities for public comment, according to a news release. Contacted by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Cantwell acknowledged he had pepper-sprayed a counter-demonstrator. Read More

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Syria Condemns US-Led Coalition Crimes

Syria Condemns US-Led Coalition Crimes

According to United Nations estimates , there are between 10,000 and 50,000 civilians trapped in Raqqa, which since June has been the at the centre of an offensive by the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). "That said, an enemy that literally hides behind women and children or forces innocent people to stay in an area that they intend to turn into a battle ground are clearly showing who are the people violating every standard of decency", he said. Read More

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Havering results: Harris Academy GCSE results show impressive improvement

Havering results: Harris Academy GCSE results show impressive improvement

Stephanie Cullen was heading off on holiday to Ireland after collecting 12 A*/A grades, including a grade 8 in English literature and maths. Students at The Webber Independent School performed extremely well across all subjects, with stand-out results in Chemistry, Physics, English, Maths, French, Italian, Spanish, History, Music and Physical Education, where 100% of students gained A* to C/9 to 4 grades. Read More

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NAACP requests meeting with Roger Goodell about Colin Kaepernick

NAACP requests meeting with Roger Goodell about Colin Kaepernick

Jackson said that if an owner would take the courage and sign Kaepernick for the upcoming season, they would not only be doing the right thing, but they'd get a "good ball player at the same time". It's important for Goodell to speak with the NAACP not only for the sake of Kaepernick, but the rest of the league. Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron recently backed the former 49ers quarterback whose national anthem protest past year remains a hot topic in sports circles and beyond. Read More

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Firefighters who saved piglets get them back as 'thank you' sausage

Firefighters who saved piglets get them back as 'thank you' sausage

Six months later, she delivered on her pledge and the delighted firefighters cooked the sausages on a barbecue. "I promised them at the time I'd bring down some sausages for them, which they were all pleased about". Pewsey fire station later apologised for their original Facebook post , prompting a mixed reaction from social media users. "Huge thank you to Rachel Rivers who gave them to us to sample." Firefighters were handed a gift from the farm that they saved from a potentially ... Read More

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Rishang Keishing passes away

Rishang Keishing passes away

Keishing started his career as a teacher and was first elected to the Lok Sabha from the reserved seat in 1952. The former chief minister is survived by two sons and four daughters. BJP MLA Dr Sapam Ranjan was also at RIMS to pay his last respect to the veteran political leader. "Rishang Keishing was a people's man and a pragmatic leader". Read More

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Warnings for popular Mexico spots

Warnings for popular Mexico spots

The new travel advisory doesn't mention the Caribbean resorts of Cancun or Playa del Carmen by name, but covered the state of Quintana Roo , which includes Cancun, Tulum and several popular tourist destinations. The officials also say that gun battles between rival Mexican criminal organizations have taken place on the streets and in public places in broad daylight. Read More

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China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills

China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills

Only weeks ago it said it was considering firing a salvo of missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam. The annual drills antagonize Pyongyang, which sees them as practice for an invasion. South Korean and US forces began computer-simulated military exercises on Monday amid tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, amid reports that Pyongyang has generated at least $270 million since February despite U N sanctions. Read More

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