• US House reignites gun-control debate with planned vote
US House reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

The House will move next week on an anti-terrorism package that will have a provision to stop terrorists from buying guns, a source who participated in a House GOP Conference call on Thursday morning tells NBC News. In a written statement, Ryan, R-Wis., called the GOP bill "a responsible measure that confronts this threat while protecting the rig...

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  • Syrian army offensive threatens major rebel supply line north of Aleppo
Syrian army offensive threatens major rebel supply line north of Aleppo

The general command of the Syrian army announced on Saturday an extension of a recently declared truce for another 72 hours, state news agency SANA reported . Maydaa had been under the control of the powerful Jaish Al Islam rebel faction and was the group's closest position to Dumeir military airport, where they are fighting to displace government...

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  • Explainer: what are the legal implications of the South China Sea ruling?
Explainer: what are the legal implications of the South China Sea ruling?

Australia is not a party concerned in the South China Sea issue, Lu said, adding that China hopes Australia will keep its promise of not taking a stand on sovereign claim disputes, and refrain from moves that might damage bilateral ties and regional peace and stability.

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  • Speakers List: Trump's convention has pols and celebs
Speakers List: Trump's convention has pols and celebs

They did not dispute that Pence could join the ticket, but insisted that no decision has been formalized. Trump is scheduled to make his running mate announcement Friday morning. Jeff Sessions, 69, of Alabama, who has been one of Trump's closest advisers. Christie was a competitor candidate of Trump's in 2016. Pence is the governor of Indiana...

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  • Trump overtakes Clinton in key states of Florida, Pennsylvania
Trump overtakes Clinton in key states of Florida, Pennsylvania

Republican front-runner Donald Trump overcame a 10 point deficit to tie Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton in a new national poll published Thursday by CBS and The New York Times . Candidates need to average 15 percentage points in national polls to make the general election debate stage. Meanwhile, 62 percent of voters say Trump is n...

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  • Iran signals ability to restore nuclear program if needed
Iran signals ability to restore nuclear program if needed

But IAEA monitors have found the country so far has complied, including shipping the bulk of its enriched uranium to Russian Federation. "Iran alone accounted for 82% of all executions recorded" in the Middle East and North Africa, the human rights group said .

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  • This is why 'Black Lives Matter'
This is why 'Black Lives Matter'

Obama has devoted his attention this week to the gun violence directed at police officers as well as shootings by police. WASHINGTON (AP) — Kaylin Luces found herself in a hard position last week: In one moment, she was texting her sister, a police officer, telling her, "Be careful out there".

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  • Most young people dislike GOP's Trump, say he's racist
Most young people dislike GOP's Trump, say he's racist

Rules-writers will meet beginning Thursday, and a sizeable bloc of delegates is actively seeking ways to stop his nomination, or at least have delegates take a "vote of conscience". While anti-Trumpers insist they've got the energy to mount an all-out coup, what seems more possible is their ability to unbind delegates by getting a "conscience cla...

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  • To seek peace in Syria, US offers to cooperate with Russia
To seek peace in Syria, US offers to cooperate with Russia

The Russians often attack so-called moderate rebels backed by the United States, thereby undermining the American effort against Assad, according to the U.S. The White House and Pentagon have resisted a greater USA role. But the administration has few options right now, given the various, unfulfilled threats throughout Syria's civil war to apply gr...

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  • Hillary Clinton's trousers are on fire
Hillary Clinton's trousers are on fire

The FBI recommended Tuesday that no criminal charges be filed over Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers while she was secretary of state, but rebuked the Democratic U.S. The very, very few examples that Director Comey pointed to have also been clarified, as he accounted yesterday. He explained that under relevant statutes, prosecutors w...

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  • Iraq holds parade to celebrate victories over IS
Iraq holds parade to celebrate victories over IS

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, although the Islamic State (IS) group has carried out many similar bombings in the capital and other parts of Iraq . Iraqi government forces deployed across Baghdad on Tuesday, closing off main roads and snarling traffic. Gen. Saad Maan, said the troops were "practicing for a planned ...

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  • Election meant to clarify leaves things just as muddled in Australia
Election meant to clarify leaves things just as muddled in Australia

Earlier , Shorten said although counting was still underway, it was clear that Turnbull would form the next either a minority or majority government. Mr Shorten said it was clear PM Malcolm Turnbull's coalition had won, adding that he had already congratulated him.

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  • Daniels won't try to replace Pence if he's Trump's VP pick
Daniels won't try to replace Pence if he's Trump's VP pick

Trump and his children Eric, Don Jr. and Ivanka, as well as her husband, Jared Kushner, had breakfast at the IN governor's mansion with Pence. Jeff Sessions, Gov. Plus, the Republican Party itself seems to be pushing Trump to pick Pence. "This man is going to be a great president and you can really tell a lot about a person when you get around th...

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  • Dylan Noble: Body Cam Of Cops Who Killed Fresno Teen Released
Dylan Noble: Body Cam Of Cops Who Killed Fresno Teen Released

Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer meant to release the video last Friday, but made a decision to postpone it in the wake of two police-involved shootings last week and a gunman's rampage in Dallas that left five police officers dead just a day before.

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  • Russian Federation has 'never' discussed transition with me: Syria's Bashar Assad
Russian Federation has 'never' discussed transition with me: Syria's Bashar Assad

The Kremlin spokesman said that "contacts of the (US) state secretary (John Kerry) with the president (of Russia Vladimir Putin) will take place today, and the main talks will be held tomorrow - with his (Kerry's) counterpart (Foreign Minister Sergey) Lavrov ".

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  • In Strong Rebuttal, India Slams Pak As Country That 'Covets Others' Territory'
In Strong Rebuttal, India Slams Pak As Country That 'Covets Others' Territory'

According to the reports, The Prime Minister Modi was supposed to have revealed "unhappiness" over the media coverage of Kashmir condition relating an Army, who was included in terror activities and was working for destroying the country, and media described as "hero".

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  • Obama vows to veto Iran trade restrictions
Obama vows to veto Iran trade restrictions

Secretary of State John Kerry announce the Iran Nuclear Agreement in Vienna. Altogether, the components of the JCPOA add up to increase Iran's breakout time from just two-to-three months before the deal to at least one year today. One last detail: In June, the Journal's Jay Solomon reported that the International Atomic Energy Agency had di...

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  • Obama marks anniversary of nuke deal; GOP aims to undermine
Obama marks anniversary of nuke deal; GOP aims to undermine

The greatest imminent danger in last year's nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA ), was always that Iran would cheat-taking all the advantages of the deal but then seeking to move forward more quickly toward a nuclear weapon-and that the Obama administration would be silent in the face of that cheating.

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  • Solar plane flies over Egypt pyramids on globe-circling trip
Solar plane flies over Egypt pyramids on globe-circling trip

Shortly after takeoff, Borschberg and Solar Impulse 2 flew over the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant , a joint venture between Masdar and Sener . The completely solar powered plane is expected to take around 50 hours to reach Cairo International Airport.

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  • Four officers feared dead after gunman opens fire at Kapenguria Police Station
Four officers feared dead after gunman opens fire at Kapenguria Police Station

Kenya has been trying to contain growing extremism influenced by the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab group based in neighbouring Somalia. The incident took place at Kapenguria police station in a region near the Ugandan border. Al Jazeera's Soi said: "People on the ground that we've been talking to say he was a suspected al-Shabab sympathiser [who had] b...

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