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Pogba ready for
Pogba ready for 'new challenge' away from Manchester United
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  • 2019-06-16 14:54:38Z

France midfielder Paul Pogba says he is considering a move from Manchester United amid speculation over interest from Real Madrid and Juventus. Pogba said he feels ready for a "new challenge somewhere else" at a publicity event in Tokyo on Sunday. "For me, you know I've been here

Biden Leads Pack of Democratic Hopefuls on Beat-Trump Factor

Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg are among the candidates that likely Democratic voters are at least considering in 18 states that will shape the initial 2020 fight, the poll shows. The CBS News/YouGov poll shows Biden had support of 31% of Democratic primary voters with three U.S. senators next: Warren of Massachusetts at 17%, Sanders of Vermont at 16%, and Harris of California at 10%.

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Father's Day 2019: Paganism, roses and how the campaign to celebrate dads was won

Father's Day, the official calendar date to honour our wonderful dads and celebrate fatherhood, is just around the corner. Recognised each June, the day sees children around the world present their dads with cards and gifts as a thank you for all they do. But when did the first observance of Father's Day take place and who helped establish the annual celebration of paternal figures? From the history behind the celebration, to the more recent commercialisation, here is everything you need to know about Father's Day. When is Father's Day 2019? Father's Day is held every year on the third Sunday of June; this year Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 16 in the UK. Typically, fathers are...

Field fires in Syria
Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor

Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syria's northeast have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and the Damascus regime are competing to buy up this year's harvest as fires -- some claimed by the Islamic State group -- continue to scorch crops in the country's breadbasket. The victims included civilians and members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces who died while trying to extinguish the blazes since Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Libyan Premier Proposes Peace Plan, War Crimes Investigation

Fayez Al-Sarraj, in a press briefing in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, proposed the conference be held with the help of the United Nations and that it decide a road map for elections to take place in 2019. The effort marks the latest bid by the embattled premier, who heads a government backed by the international community, to end the ongoing crisis in the OPEC member country. Haftar's Libyan National Army launched its offensive in early April after having secured much of the rest of the country.

Bangladesh ready for West Indies barrage in World Cup
Bangladesh ready for West Indies barrage in World Cup
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  • 2019-06-16 11:29:24Z

Short balls are coming and Bangladesh is ready. The batsmen have been taking bouncers in the nets in expectation that West Indies tactics will not change when they meet in a Cricket World Cup group match on Monday at Taunton. Short-pitched deliveries have delivered for West Indies: seven wickets against

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Israel PM's wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges. Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation, in a deal approved by Jerusalem magistrates' court justice Avital Chen.

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Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday. Colleagues in charge of the schedule are following the issue," Erdogan said according to CNN Turk broadcaster. Ankara's deal with Moscow has been a major source of tension between Turkey and the United States, with Washington threatening consequences including sanctions against its fellow NATO member.

The Latest: From the top, PM weighs in on Pakistan lineup
The Latest: From the top, PM weighs in on Pakistan lineup
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  • 2019-06-16 08:44:03Z

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has weighed in on selection of the national XI for the Cricket World Cup group game against India. Imran led Pakistan to the Cricket World Cup title in 1992. Imran has advised skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to go in with specialists in the batting and bowling departments.

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Israel PM's wife asks court to approve plea bargain over 'fund misuse'
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  • 2019-06-16 08:36:57Z

The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a Jerusalem court Sunday to approve a plea bargain convicting her of fraudulently using state funds for meals, an AFP reporter said. Under the charges in an amended indictment, Sara Netanyahu would plead guilty to exploiting the mistake of

Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn
Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn't seeking war in region

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom is not seeking war in the region, but warned it will not hesitate to confront threats to its security. The U.S. alleges Iran used limpet mines to target the tankers, pointing to black-and-white footage it captured that American officials describe as Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops removing an unexploded mine from the Kokuka Courageous. Iran has rejected the U.S. claim that it was responsible for Thursday's attacks, saying it stands ready to play an active and constructive role in ensuring the security of strategic maritime passages.

G20 set to agree on marine plastic pollution deal
G20 set to agree on marine plastic pollution deal
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  • 2019-06-16 05:48:31Z

The Group of 20 major economies were set to agree a deal on reducing marine plastic waste at a meeting in Japan Sunday where they also discussed energy security following the oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman. Japan "proposed a workable framework" on marine plastic waste that involves

Corruption tainted Guatemala set to elect new president
Corruption tainted Guatemala set to elect new president
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  • 2019-06-16 05:42:50Z

Corruption-weary Guatemalans are set to elect a new president Sunday after a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates barred from taking part and the top electoral crimes prosecutor forced to flee the country, fearing for his life. Gang violence, poverty and streams of US-bound migrants have

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai
Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai
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  • 2019-06-16 02:47:35Z

Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both the mariners' recollection and the physical evidence remaining on the MT Front Altair and the Kokuka Courageous, now off the coast of Fujairah, will play an important role in determining who the international community blames for Thursday's explosions on board the oil tankers. Already, the U.S. has blamed Iran for what it described as an attack with limpet mines on the two tankers, pointing to black-and-white footage it captured that...

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Pope Francis' Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests

Franco Origlia/GettyROME-There are few scandals in the sordid history of the American Catholic church more painful than the saga of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a high-ranking prince of the church who fell from grace amid a slew of lies and cover-ups. McCarrick was forced to resign and later defrocked after credible allegations that he sexually abused a boy from the age of 11 until the young man was 29, starting long before the Boston Spotlight probe and Pennsylvania Grand Jury report came to define priests behaving badly.It was well known in certain Catholic circles that the cardinal liked to entertain six or more seminarians in his five-bedroom New Jersey beach house with the...

Sara Netanyahu: Israeli premier
Sara Netanyahu: Israeli premier's scandal-plagued wife

Sara Netanyahu the wife of Israel's prime minister, who was convicted Sunday of misusing public funds, has long been the target -- with her husband -- of corruption and mismanagement allegations. Recordings of her screaming at cleaning staff in the prime minister's official Jerusalem residence reached the press, causing waves of contempt but also concern for her emotional health.

Qatar building for 2022 World Cup on Copa America debut
Qatar building for 2022 World Cup on Copa America debut
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  • 2019-06-15 23:05:00Z

For 2022 World Cup host Qatar, every Copa America match will be like a final. Sunday's clash against Paraguay at the historic Maracana stadium is especially so because it is probably the team's best chance to pick up points in the tournament. Qatar's Spanish coach Felix Sanchez told journalists

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors
Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors
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  • 2019-06-15 22:50:53Z

A Catholic group has protested the governor of Guam's plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory where no doctors are currently willing to terminate pregnancies. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero's recruitment idea has drawn criticism and support from residents, the Pacific Daily News reported

Plane skids off runway at Newark Airport; Flights resume with delays
Plane skids off runway at Newark Airport; Flights resume with delays

A plane skidded off the runway at Newark Airport, causing major delays, the FAA confirmed.

Peru starts demanding passports, visas from Venezuelans
Peru starts demanding passports, visas from Venezuelans
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  • 2019-06-15 20:36:09Z

Dozens of riot police stood guard at Peru's northern border on Saturday, hours after new entry measures requiring Venezuelan migrants to hold a passport and humanitarian visa took effect. More than 9,000 Venezuelans entered the country with just their national ID cards on Friday, the highest number

Off-duty LAPD officer opened fire in deadly Corona Costco shooting, police say
Off-duty LAPD officer opened fire in deadly Corona Costco shooting, police say

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired his gun during a deadly shooting at a Costco Wholesale store in Corona Friday night, police said Saturday.

New York-area airport briefly closed after plane lands on flat tires
New York-area airport briefly closed after plane lands on flat tires

The busy Newark airport serving the New York area was briefly closed Saturday after a United Airlines flight experienced multiple flat tires upon landing and skidded partly off the runway, the airline and Federal Aviation Administration said. No major injuries were reported in the incident at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York. The FAA said United Airlines flight 627, arriving from Denver, landed at 1 pm (1700 GMT) before skidding off the left side of a runway, with its main landing gear getting stuck in a grassy area.

Shooting Inside a California Costco Kills 1, Injures 2
Shooting Inside a California Costco Kills 1, Injures 2

A shooting at a Costco has left one person dead, and two others injured.

'Don't Go to Target Today:' Registers Across the Country Are Down, Reports Say

Patrons from Texas to New York to Florida are tweeting photos and videos of dozens of customers unable to check out

US seeks to 'build international consensus' blaming Iran for tanker attacks
US seeks to 'build international consensus' blaming Iran for tanker attacks

Defense chief says attack was not just 'US situation', as UK joins Washington in accusing Iran and Saudi Arabia calls for 'rapid' response An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman this week. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters The US is hoping to "build international consensus" around what officials claim is Iran's responsibility for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as UK officials joined the US in formally accusing Iran of carrying out the attacks. The efforts come after the US released grainy surveillance footage of an alleged Iran Revolutionary Guard patrol boat, with men who appear to remove a magnetic limpet mine on the hull of one of the ships. The...

Buttigieg: Justice Dept. should decide any Trump charges post-2020

Buttigieg did not want the White House dictating the terms of a DOJ investigation.

Finch century powers Australia to 87-run win over Sri Lanka
Finch century powers Australia to 87-run win over Sri Lanka
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  • 2019-06-15 17:57:07Z

Australia moved to the top of the Cricket World Cup standings after beating Sri Lanka by 87 runs at the Oval on Saturday. Captain Aaron Finch lost the toss again and was made to bat first, but he spearheaded Australia's effort by equaling his career-best 153 in a total of 334-7. Counterpart Dimuth

Crew Members of Attacked Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai
Crew Members of Attacked Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai

The suspected attacks occurred at dawn Thursday about 40 kilometers off the southern coast of Iran

A Hong Kong Extradition Protester Who Fell to His Death Is Being Hailed as a
A Hong Kong Extradition Protester Who Fell to His Death Is Being Hailed as a 'Martyr'

Protests over an extradition bill have plunged Hong Kong into political crisis

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Hong Kong's first female leader fights for political life
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  • 2019-06-15 14:44:39Z

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, canny networking and an astute deference to authority. "They may not fire her immediately, but her chances for a

Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown
Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown

Hong Kong is bracing for another mass rally Sunday as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over a controversial extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city's embattled leader. The international finance hub was rocked by the worst political violence since its 1997 handover to China on Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters were dispersed by riot police firing tear gas and rubber bullets. Lam stopped short of committing to permanently scrapping the proposal and the concession was swiftly rejected by protest leaders, who called on her to resign, permanently shelve the bill and apologise for police tactics.

California and New Mexico team up to try and make sure the border wall is never built
California and New Mexico team up to try and make sure the border wall is never built

Sen. Kamala Harris calls it 'inhumane' to tell migrants to go back to their native countries.

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law
Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the 10,000-square-foot structure is now nothing but a steel frame and roof. Abortion critics vow to oppose the opening, but a spokeswoman for the women's health organization said neither the new law nor opponents were a factor in the project.

Sarah Sanders' job was to be the female face of a misogynistic administration
Sarah Sanders' job was to be the female face of a misogynistic administration

Sanders helped to roll back women's rights while allowing the Trump administration to boast about 'empowering women' For a while, Sarah Sanders was extremely effective at weaponizing her womanhood. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Who will replace Sanders? Another empowered woman no doubt. The kindest thing you can say about Sarah Sanders is that she was completely useless. She didn't bother disguising her disdain for reporters. She didn't bother holding press briefings - the last one was over 90 days ago. And she didn't bother with the truth. She was an incompetent press secretary....

Husband says British woman held in Iran begins hunger strike
Husband says British woman held in Iran begins hunger strike
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  • 2019-06-15 11:47:25Z

A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday. Ratcliffe said he would hold a vigil outside Iran's London embassy, and would fast in support of his wife. Ratcliffe said his wife "had vowed that

The games were the star of E3, but gaming PCs were center stage

Yes, smartphone gaming is growing rapidly, but for people who want the best possible visuals and the most compelling action, PCs are still the go-to.

Readers write: 'Who' versus 'whom,' GPS adventures, immigration activist
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  • 2019-06-15 10:00:01Z

The May 20 "In a Word" column by Melissa Mohr titled "The waning use of the word 'whom'" really got my attention. Suddenly, the voice of the GPS told us to make an exit we both knew was wrong - so we ignored it and arrived at our destination right on time.

How the AH-64 Apache Became the Ultimate Attack Helicopter
How the AH-64 Apache Became the Ultimate Attack Helicopter

Early in the morning of January 17, 1991, eight sleek helicopters bristling with missiles swooped low over the sands of the An Nafud desert in as they soared towards the border separating Saudi Arabia from Iraq.At 2:30 a.m., the choppers fanned out and set to work in teams of two. Rocket motors flashed as Hellfire missiles streaked towards two Iraqi radars powerful enough to potentially pick up the faint signature of a stealth plane.Minutes after the radars had been reduced to rubble, Nighthawk stealth jets soared through the twenty-mile-wide radar gap, headed for Baghdad. But the Army's Apache attack helicopter aviators they had struck first to "kick down the door" for the...

HK VP9: The 9mm Pistol That Is Better Than a Glock 19?
HK VP9: The 9mm Pistol That Is Better Than a Glock 19?

If there's anything you need to know about the company Heckler & Koch, it's that they are pretty much synonymous with quality firearms that are in service with military, law enforcement units, and civilians all over the world.And if you know anything about Heckler & Koch, then you should have heard about the HK VP9 9mm pistol, which was first released to the general market in 2014.Today, the HK VP9 competes with other handguns such as the CZ P10C, Glock 19, and the Walther PPQ. So yes, it is 'just another striker fired 9mm pistol' on the market.But nonetheless, in many ways the HK VP9 is a very unique offering, and we'll cover the reasons why in this review.History of the HK VP9

Report: Marine and Navy F-35 Pilots Need to Ration Afterburners at High Altitudes
Report: Marine and Navy F-35 Pilots Need to Ration Afterburners at High Altitudes

After eighteen years of troubled and controversial development, the Lockheed F-35 Lightning stealth fighter may soon enter mass production, many of its bugs having been expensively squashed after delivery of an initial four-hundred "low-rate-of-initial-production" aircraft.However, a June 2019 scoop by Defense News journalists Valerie Insinna, David Larter and Aaron Mehta has revealed thirteen serious Category-1 flaws remain.As reported by Insinna and Larter, on two occasions late in 2011 an F-35B and F-35C flying near their maximum service ceiling of 50,000 feet damaged themselves using their afterburners to attain speeds of Mach 1.3 and 1.4.Remarkably, these eight-year-old incidents had...

Hong Kong Suspends Controversial China Extradition Bill After Massive Protests
Hong Kong Suspends Controversial China Extradition Bill After Massive Protests

But another demonstration against police force will go ahead as planned

Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port
Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port
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  • 2019-06-15 08:39:30Z

A Japanese tanker, one of two vessels attacked in sensitive Gulf waters this week, was heading to port on Saturday, its owners said. The Kokuka Courageous was rocked by explosions as it passed through the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, threatening its highly flammable cargo of methanol. US President Donald Trump said the twin attack, which also targeted a tanker owned by Oslo-listed company Frontline, had Iran "written all over it".

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends extradition bill following mass protests
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends extradition bill following mass protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed a controversial law to allow extraditions to mainland China after widespread anger over the bill sparked violent protests. The extradition bill, which would cover Hong Kong's 7 million residents as well as foreign and Chinese nationals, was widely seen as a threat to the rule of law in the former British colony. Protests over the bill plunged the city into turmoil and piled pressure on Lam, as around a million people marched through Hong Kong and clashed with armed riot police. The reversal on Saturday morning was a major climbdown for Lam, the leader installed by Beijing in 2017 and who had repeatedly vowed to ensure the bill's approval on a short...

Corona Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded
Corona Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

A shooting at a Costco Wholesale store in Corona has left one person dead and two others wounded on Friday. The alleged gunman is in custody, police say.

Hong Kong on edge, more protests over extradition bill loom
Hong Kong on edge, more protests over extradition bill loom
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  • 2019-06-15 05:49:24Z

Pressure on Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam was mounting Saturday, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in protest. Lam was expected to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. (0700 GMT), the government

Hong Kong govt to
Hong Kong govt to 'pause' divisive extradition bill: reports
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  • 2019-06-15 05:37:05Z

Hong Kong's embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked unprecedented clashes between police and protesters, multiple local media outlets reported Saturday. The city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has faced mounting calls to abandon

UPDATE: Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Riverside County
UPDATE: Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Riverside County

A shooting at a Costco Wholesale store in Corona has left one person dead and two others wounded on Friday. The alleged gunman is in custody, police say.

Costco shooting: Authorities responding to reports of shots fired at Costco in Corona
Costco shooting: Authorities responding to reports of shots fired at Costco in Corona

A shooting has been reported at a Costco Wholesale store in Corona on Friday.

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks
Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day after explosions blew holes in two oil tankers just outside Iran's territorial waters, rattling international oil markets, the administration seemed caught between pressure to punish Iran and reassure Washington's Gulf Arab allies without drawing the U.S. closer to war.

Governors still in the shadows of Democrats
Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020 campaign

Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry into the field of two dozen, failed to qualify for Democrats' first debates later this month.

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