• Marawi siege could herald new era of extremism in Asia, report says
  • Laughing at ISIS to defeat them
  • This city is a tinderbox, and the US is building a drone base next door
  • ‘Free court’ protests spread across Poland, EU threatens sanctions
  • Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News

Marawi siege could herald new era of extremism in Asia, report says

(CNN)The ongoing siege of the southern Philippines city of Marawi could be just the beginning of a wider Asian problem of Islamist extremism, according to a new report by a regional think tank. For two months the Philippines military has been trying to push ISIS fighters out of Marawi after militants launched an offensive on May 23 to establish a caliphate in the Philippines. US forces helping Philippines battle ISIS-linked…

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Laughing at ISIS to defeat them

Mumbai, India (CNN)Deep in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, tucked away in a small conference room among dozens of buildings known as Bollywood’s “Film City,” the US government is implementing a unique, and until now, unknown counterterrorism program aimed at diminishing the online influence of terror groups like ISIS – by making fun of them. Standing next to a white board that reads “Fighting Terror With Comedy,” Mathur is joined…

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This city is a tinderbox, and the US is building a drone base next door

The sprawling desert north of Agadez, in the west African nation of Niger, is the size of France — and the search is on for a single stranded truck. But far from being an idyllic oasis, its endless dusty alleyways are lined by high mud brick walls, each compound closed off by corrugated iron gates. In recent years, Agadez’s main cargo has been human: hundreds of thousands of migrants from…

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Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News

A recent survey of workers in Shirebrook, to which 3,300 people responded, had showed that an “overwhelming majority” of people in the warehouse “currently feel they are treated with respect”, he added. Staff had elected the company’s first UK workers’ representative and Mr Hellawell said he had “no doubt” their “contribution will prove invaluable to the board as the Sports Direct family continues to move forward together”. ‘Selfridges of Sport’…

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News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit progress report Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens’ rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. “The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation,” says the…

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CIA no longer arming anti-Assad rebels, Washington Post reports

(CNN)US President Donald Trump has ordered the CIA to discontinue a program of arming and training anti-Assad rebels in Syria, according to a report in the Washington Post which cites unnamed US officials. “It’s a strategic mistake…. (support for the rebels) was a pressure point on Assad and a pressure point on the Iranians… and the Russians,” according to Bob Baer, CNN Intelligence and security analyst and former CIA operative….

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Qatar’s US ambassador: We can live under Arab embargo ‘forever’

(CNN)Qatar’s ambassador to the United States has called for an end to the ongoing “blockade” of his country by a coalition of Arab states, while defiantly stating they could live under the embargo indefinitely. The Middle East was plunged into one of its worst diplomatic crises in decades on June 5 when the four countries — Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates — announced they would be…

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McCain faces his greatest battle

Washington (CNN)John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he’s facing his toughest battle. He’s a warrior politician who bears the scars of a lifetime of military and political campaigns and health scares on his body and across his soul. He’s collected more enemies and friends than most men and is a certified national hero. Aggressive tumor removed from McCain’s brain McCain faces his greatest battle The absolutely remarkable…

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O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner

Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight — first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a life that already includes a legacy of fame, fortune and infamy. Early years Born on…

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In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News

Every day, some 55 million people go about their lives across England. This is a snapshot of a nation across 24 hours. Photographs will be added through the day, telling the everyday stories of the people who make up the nation. Liam Reid’s family has been selling fruit and vegetables on Leicester Market since World War One. The 32-year-old gets up every morning at 5am and works six days a…

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News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Woman’s shooting in US: Australian PM demands answers Australia’s prime minister has called on US authorities to explain how a woman, originally from Sydney, was shot to death by a policeman after calling to report a possible crime. Justine Damond, 40, died in the city of Minneapolis, reportedly while dressed in her pyjamas. “It…

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Trump and Republican senators are the 53 angriest people in Washington

Washington (CNN)The GOP turned into the Grouchy Old Party, as recriminations flew after the failure this week to repeal and replace Obamacare — the greatest motivating cause of Republican voters for more than seven years. Trump, facing criticism of his own conduct in the failed effort to replace his successor’s signature law, suggested simply that the Republican majority on Capitol Hill was not up to the job.

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Christian man accused of killing daughter who was dating a Muslim

Jerusalem (CNN)An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn’t approve of her relationship with a Muslim man. Henriette’s family tried to bring her back home – using threats against her and her boyfriend’s mother to put pressure on her to return, the indictment says. The boyfriend’s mother, who was not identified in the indictment, called police to intervene on Karra’s behalf….

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Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years

(CNN)A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were preserved in the now receding Tsanfleuron glacier, near a slew of trendy ski resorts at 2,600 meters (8,500 feet) above sea level.

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Trump letting Obamacare fail is ‘cynical and sinister,’ Sen. Cory Booker says

(CNN)New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying “that’s not just cynical, it’s actually sinister.” “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us,” Trump said. “It would be nice to…

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Australian PM demands answers in ‘inexplicable’ killing of Justine Ruszczyk

(CNN)Australia’s prime minister has demanded answers to the “inexplicable” killing of an Australian-American woman shot by police in Minneapolis. “I mean, how can a woman out in the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?” he said. “We are demanding answers, something clearly went tragically wrong.” How Justine Ruszczyk’s friend heard of her death Mayor: I wish officer would speak Who is police officer…

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UK ‘now less appealing’ to rich Chinese – BBC News

“Education and pollution are driving China’s rich to emigrate,” said Huran Report chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf. “If China can solve these issues, then the primary incentive to emigrate will have been taken away.” Related Topics Migration More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideoOverplay Vault YouTube Marketing 3.0 Biz in a Box Monster PLR Get this Up-to-date “YouTube Marketing 3.0 Biz in a Box” with PLR Rights and start cashing…

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How the Republican health care bill fell apart

Washington (CNN)The Republicans’ signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP’s health care bill. Across town, over rosemary-grilled rib eye and summer vegetable succotash at the White House, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders were attempting…

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Who’s behind GOP’s stunning defeat on health care?

(CNN)Monday night, two Republican Senators — Mike Lee and Jerry Moran — announced that they would not vote to send the health care bill to the floor. The announcement marked a stunning defeat for a Republican Party that controls the White House and Congress and which has made this item the top priority for years. As the blame game now begins, everyone in Washington will be asking — who killed…

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Second Australian senator forced to resign over dual citizenship violation

(CNN)Two Australian senators have resigned within the space of a week following revelations they violated a law that bans dual nationals from standing for election. “It’s with great sadness that I have discovered that I’m a dual citizen and I’ll be forced to stand down from my position in the Senate,” said Waters who holds both Australian and Canadian citizenship.

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Justine Ruszczyk: Australian killed by Minneapolis police was ‘kind, funny’

(CNN)The fatal shooting of yoga instructor and life coach Justine Ruszczyk has led to an outpouring of grief and tributes, in her home country and the Minneapolis community she had made her home. Ruszczyk called police Saturday night to report a possible sexual assault in an alley near her home, her fianc, Don Damond, said in a news conference Monday. “We became good friends and often shared a laugh,” Bennett…

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EU says it will limit inflatable boat exports to Libya to stop traffickers

(CNN)The European Union will limit the number of inflatable boats and motors it sends to Libya in order to prevent human trafficking. The EU said the restrictions will not prevent exports or sales when they are “meant for legitimate uses by the civilian population, for instance for fishermen, who may need motors for their boats.” CNN recently witnessed the rescue of 366 migrants and refugees by the private humanitarian agency…

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Sen. Dean Heller’s Las Vegas office broken into, police say

The office of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., was broken into Sunday, police said. Las Vegas Metro police told Fox 5 Vegas that someone broke into the office lobby in the morning. A source told KLAS-TV a threatening note was also left at Hellers office. Authorities could not confirm whether a note was left. “We can’t comment on/discuss ongoing investigations, a Heller spokesperson told KLAS-TV. Heller had been thrust into the…

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