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Islamic State Destroys Iconic Mosque in Iraq

Islamic State Destroys Iconic Mosque in Iraq

US officials told CNN that ISIS' claim was "1,000% false". Iraqi officials had hoped the mosque could be recaptured in time for Eid al-Fitr, the festival heralding the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The situation in Mosul has been desperate. The forces had encircled the jihadist group's stronghold in the Old City yesterday. Residents said Daesh fighters ordered families living in the area to evacuate in preparation for a final stand.



After second thoughts, Shiv Sena decides to support Ram Nath Kovind

First India lost to Pakistan in the champions trophy final on Sunday and now see what happened, Shiv Sena supported BJP's presidential candidate", said one bookie who told us not reveal his identity while speaking to us. For the past two presidential elections , the Sena has broken away with the NDA and backed Congress nominees Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee .


Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

The Senate Committee, conducting its own Russian Federation investigation , held a similar hearing with DHS and FBI officials on the other side of the Capitol on Wednesday. He says it's not acceptable for the government to keep the full scope of the attacks secret. Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, says his concerns about a cyberattack against US election systems grew during the summer of 2016.



Auto rams into police vehicle on Champ-Elysees in Paris

A man has rammed his auto into a police vehicle in the Champs-Elysees shopping district in Paris , French officials said. In April, a man shot at police officers on the Champs-Elysees, killing one officer and wounding two others. "Enough to allow him to blow up this vehicle", Collomb said. Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said police had pulled the driver out of the flaming vehicle and he was "very likely dead".



DUP warns Government confidence and supply deal is 'certainly not imminent'

The DUP is urging the Government to give "greater focus" to the negotiations. We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities'. Outside Brexit, there is an expectation of counter-terrorism legislation, and a bill on workers' rights. Theresa May was left exposed last night as the Democratic Unionist Party warned that it could scupper her minority government on the eve of today's Queen's Speech .


USA emphasizes shared concerns over North Korea after China meeti

USA emphasizes shared concerns over North Korea after China meeti

Multiple US officials told CNN they are checking on what the President meant in his latest tweet about how China's efforts in North Korea have "not worked out". Chinese officials were not immediately available for comment after the talks. Later on Wednesday, Trump said in a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that the United States has a "great relationship with China and I really like President Xi".