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Hapilon, Maute killed on Day 147 of Marawi Crisis

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The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to make a public announcement of the latest developments in Marawi, a mosque-studded center of Islamic faith in the south of the predominantly Roman Catholic nation. Read More »

United States to Pull Out of UNESCO, Again

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The United States will remain a full member of UNESCO until that time. The US had previously paid for 22 percent ($80 million) of UNESCO's annual budget. Other Israeli officials, from both left and right, also praised the decision. The State Department briefly outlined its reasoning in a press release: "This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO". Read More »

Wenger fooled by fake news, congratulates George Weah on Liberia election win

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According to figures read out by Mr. Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) Weah remained ahead with 39 per cent of the polling places so far processed. Earlier in the day, President Johnson Sirleaf hailed the election as historic. In 2011, after a series of failed alliances, Weah was chosen as vice presidential candidate for Winston Tubman, who challenged Sirleaf but failed to reach the position. Read More »

Get your flu shot - Why you need it every year?

Two children were among the 87 deaths caused by influenza during the 2016-17 flu season . NHS West Sussex is stressing the importance of encouraging as many eligible people as possible get their jab, which it described as being "the best way to protect everyone from flu ". Read More »

Trump denies pushing for tenfold increase in nuclear weapons

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Last week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders assured reporters , "This is a president who supports the First Amendment". NBC News has incurred the wrath of Trump's ire in recent days after a report last week Tillerson called the president a " moron " and almost resigned. Read More »

Reminder to get screened during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Developed by researchers, including those from University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, the test looks at 18 genetic variants, in the blood or saliva, known to affect the chances of getting breast cancer . To examine how employment experiences are impacted by different types of breast cancer treatment, Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, of the University of MI, and her colleagues surveyed women aged 20 to 79 years diagnosed with stages 0-II breast cancer as reported to the Georgia and Los ... Read More »

Yankees' Girardi on Game 2 loss: 'I feel terrible about it'

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They make you throw a lot of pitches. Additionally, this "groove" notion must be a new belief as anyone familiar with the Yankees knows Sanchez takes as many mid-inning trips to the mound as any catcher in the league. With five innings and one out behind him, Girardi stuck to his plan before the game instead of going with what he was seeing, which was Sabathia dominating from the 2nd inning moving forward. Read More »

Darvish to start Game 3 for Dodgers in NLDS

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The Diamondbacks meanwhile had to get here via the Wild Card game, which ensures they will give away home field advantage for as long as they remain in the postseason. Kershaw's brilliant career has set a high bar. On the mound for the Dodgers was their ace, Clayton Kershaw , and although he wasn't at his best, he limited the damage over 6.1 IP, with nine strikeouts, however he allowed four earned runs, all coming via solo home runs. Read More »

How solar energy saved a Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria

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Even if Trump did push the USA into a direct role in Puerto Rico's bankruptcy, he would have to abide by the same rules as any creditor or other participant, Spiotto said . Mr Trump was also criticised for playfully lobbing paper towels into a crowd of people at a relief event later that day. President Trump sent shivers through the municipal bond market by suggesting that Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt should be wiped away, but administration officials quickly walked back the remarks ... Read More »

England qualify for 2018 World Cup after predictably dour win over Slovenia

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England had to rely on a late Harry Kane goal to bail out another lacklustre performance, but the win does mean that the Three Lions' place in Russian Federation is confirmed. Southgate's side, 13th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings and 38 places above opponents Slovenia , dominated possession but struggled to create and ceded the first opportunity to the visitors, with Josip Ilicic's penalty appeal turned down after contact was made by Joe Hart . Read More »

Azhar Ali rested for Sri Lanka ODIs

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Pakistan's Chairman of Selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq has defended picking his nephew in the ODI squad for the five match series against Sri Lanka . Pakistan squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf. Read More »

IEA raises green energy outlook

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The IEA predicts global renewable power capacity will expand by 43 per cent from 2017-2022, a more optimistic forecast than previously. The predicted growth in renewable power capacity is now 12 per cent higher than it was in last year's prediction. Read More »

U.S. to evict most of Cuba's embassy staff in Washington

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This comes after the USA ordered most of its own personnel out of Havana, citing attacks targeting American Embassy employees. Officials say the United States has confirmed another victim of the mysterious attacks plaguing USA personnel in Cuba, raising the total to 22 Americans. Read More »

Area mom jailed for ignoring deal to vaccinate son

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Bredow was found in contempt of court, and McDonald said the boy would be vaccinated today based on the November 2016 agreement made between the woman and her ex-husband. Last month, she said that she and her son's father agreed to space out and delay getting their son vaccinated. For that reason, many anti-vaccine parents choose to home-school their children, Mrs Fisher told the BBC . Read More »

Brexit Briefing: UK Chancellor Hammond Says Talks Must Be Accelerated

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The shadow housing minister, John Healey, has started to flesh out the details of Labour's proposed rent controls, announced by Jeremy Corbyn last week. "We saw Labour in the raw, exposed for what it has sadly become: a party taken hostage by a clique of hard-left extremist infiltrators, people who despise Britain's values and talk down our country", Hammond told Conservative Party activists. Read More »

Local aid for Puerto Rico waiting for take-off

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The president of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, Elí Díaz Atienza, gave a breakdown of the water service restoration effort to San Juan radio station WIPR, saying water is running to about 55% of the city. The president is headed to the island on Tuesday to survey the damage. Members tell Newswatch 16 that collecting the items has been giving them peace of mind as they worry about their loved ones in Puerto Rico . Read More »

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in Abu Dhabi test by 21 runs

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However, wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella scored an unbeaten 40, which came off 76 balls and included four boundaries, to help Sri Lanka reach 138 before they were bowled out. Kusal Mendis was 16 not out and Suranga Lakmal undefeated on 2. With wickets falling at regular intervals, Sri Lanka's hopes of posting a competitive score were fading fast. Read More »

Donald Trump Once Again Demands Players Stand Prior To Sunday's Games (TWEET)

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Trump has said his comments have nothing to do with race but are about respecting the country and the flag. Last Sunday, more than 100 NFL players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during the national anthem. "I think they made it clear they support our players, but also support our country, the national anthem, the flag-all of the things some have suggested we don't". Read More »

Malaysia Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton on pole at Sepang

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The fireworks started early in Singapore with a controversial wreck at the start. Vettel was only fifth quickest in the morning, four-tenths slower than Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen . Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas struggled with grip and went off track into the gravel within moments of each other. Vettel and Hamilton were fifth and sixth respectively. Read More »

Puerto Rico crisis: What the Jones Act controversy is all about

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The Trump administration announced it will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships' transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico . The Jones Act, when it was established in 1920, was meant to promote shipping by US -owned and operated vessels. Ricardo Rosello said he had formally asked for a waiver, but yesterday President Donald Trump was unwilling to do so, he said, because people in the shipping industry didn't want him to . Read More »

Milestone man Warner sets up win for Australia

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When will the fifth ODI between India and Australia be played? We were pretty optimistic. It's something we'll feel good about because he's seen many Indian teams over the past few years and to know that someone appreciates our skill and the way we are playing feels good, especially an Indian cricket legend. Read More »

IN woman tried to kill baby with tainted milk

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The grandmother located two bottles in the refrigerator-one contained breast milk that appeared darker than normal and showed possible residue at the bottom. Authorities also said the incriminating text messages were sent from a cell phone Rodriguez-Miranda shares with her mom. According to the affidavit, one of the text message from Rodriguez-Miranda read, "Yeah I thought it was amusing that I don't have an ounce of guilt". Read More »

Student stabbed to death during fight at NY school

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Chief Boyce added that it appeared the three students involved had been in a dispute since school started this year. In 2014, a fight between two 14-year-old boys ended with one stabbed to death outside a Bronx school. A 15-year-old boy was stabbed once in the chest and died at 11:25 am at Saint Barnabas Hospital and a 16-year-old boy - also stabbed in the chest - is at the same hospital and is in critical but stable condition, Boyce said. Read More »

Not Lung Tumor, Man Diagnosed with Playmobil

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Surgery to remove the mass from the man's lung revealed what it really was - a small traffic cone toy he had inadvertently inhaled as a seven-year-old boy. "However, a case in which the onset of symptoms occurs so long after initial aspiration is unheard of in the literature", the authors wrote in the paper, noting the patient had not experienced symptoms until the previous year. Read More »

SK Hynix Tries to Get 15% of Voting Rights for Toshiba Memory

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The remaining 2.7 trillion won will be invested in a new fund that will be set up by Bain Capital. In the first place, a concern was raised that SK Hynix might make financial investment only without securing voting rights to Toshiba Memory as the Japanese government will hate to see a Korean company that is a rival to Japanese companies secure voting rights. Read More »

Georgetown Law Faculty and Students Take a Knee Outside Jeff Sessions Speech

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Sessions told host Tucker Carlson that could even come in the form of a lawsuit against these institutions if they were to ignore efforts to fight against those institutions that limit the right to speak on public campuses. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a nonpartisan organization that helps litigate some campus free-speech cases, cheered the administration's interest in free speech. Read More »