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Author: 0 Russian Federation claim top jihadist 'critical' denied by ex-Qaeda group

On Tuesday, the Islamic State released a video through its official Amaq news agency to confirm that it has captured two Russian men. In the video released on social media Tuesday, one of the captured men identifies himself. Russia's casualties in Syria have been rising. On his Facebook page, Zabolotny is photographed in a Cossack officer's uniform bearing a patch of the Great Don Cossack Army, one of the first Cossack groups to travel to fight in eastern Ukraine.

Worldwide Pakistan hope to counter Herath to level series
Author: 0 Pakistan hope to counter Herath to level series

If they lose the series, they will slip to seventh in the ICC Test rankings, for the first time in seven years. "As such there is no pressure, but we know the task", said Sarfraz on Thursday. Sarfraz did not agree that, having played two Tests previously under lights, Pakistan would have a pink-ball advantage. Test batsman Dhananjaya De Silva will lead a 16-man Sri Lanka A squad on the tour of West Indies starting next week.

Worldwide Chinese Still Constructing Road In Doklam, Says Reports
Author: 0 Chinese Still Constructing Road In Doklam, Says Reports

There has been territorial disputes between China and Bhutan over Dokalam and India has been staunchly supporting Thimphu over the issue. However, "the two sides are not in a physical face off or in face to face contact, ' ' he clarified, allaying misgivings about another standoff".

Worldwide Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is Under Investigation for Using Private Planes
Author: 0 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is Under Investigation for Using Private Planes

Separately, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has said he is seeking information on any private, non-commercial or military flights taken by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway . Zinke flew with staff on the chartered plane to Kalispell, Mont., near his hometown of Whitefish, where he was due the next day to address the Western Governors' Association even as commercial flights were available.

Worldwide Who the heck cares whether tax cuts benefit Trump?
Author: 0 Who the heck cares whether tax cuts benefit Trump?

To stop the tax cut plan , "We have to buckle up and organize all over the country", he declared. For our purposes, we'll assume that all deductions in these categories will remain. "Creditor expectations must finally reflect reality", he writes - but he also says President Trump can not " wipe out " the US territory's debt. Senior citizens, defined as taxpayers 65 and older, can deduct medical and dental expenses above a lower 7.5% AGI threshold.

Author: 0 NRA: Bump stocks should be subject to review

Congress is talking about banning this device after it was reported to of been used in the Las Vegas shootings on October 1, 2017. Twelve bump fire stocks were found on firearms recovered from Paddock's hotel room, said Jill Snyder, the special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' San Francisco field office.

Worldwide Trump avoids gun control talk as he visits Las Vegas after shooting
Author: 0 Trump avoids gun control talk as he visits Las Vegas after shooting

She boarded a flight from Manila to Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to Antonette Mangrobang, a spokeswoman for the Philippine Immigration Bureau. President Trump also visited the headquarters of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, where he met with officers and dispatchers who had responded to the mass shooting and congratulated them "on a job well done".

Worldwide Carlos Curbelo to Push Bipartisan Ban on Bump Stocks
Author: 0 Carlos Curbelo to Push Bipartisan Ban on Bump Stocks

Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), "but at the same time , I agree that civilians shouldn't have access - without special licensing - to fully automatic weapons". " Bump fire stocks , while simulating automatic fire, do not actually alter the firearm to fire automatically, making them legal under current federal law", ATF Special Agent in Charge Jill Snyder told reporters in Las Vegas Tuesday.

Worldwide Special counsel looking into dossier as part of Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Special counsel looking into dossier as part of Russian Federation probe

While Trump and his apologists have repeatedly dismissed the contents of the dossier as "fake news", CNN notes that the intelligence community took the dossier "seriously enough that they kept it out of a publicly-released January report on Russian meddling in the election in order to not divulge which parts of the dossier they had corroborated and how".

Worldwide Trump gets funding and approval for US-Mexico border wall
Author: 0 Trump gets funding and approval for US-Mexico border wall

Nonetheless, in a statement after the bill was approved by his panel, McCaul gave a shout out to Trump. The bill would authorize 10 billion dollars for construction of the border wall, and another 5 billion to improve ports of entry. Trump has always maintained that the proposed wall separating the USA from Mexico would be paid for by Mexico, a claim that has been completely ruled out by the country's leader, Enrique Peña Nieto.

Worldwide Mother accused of setting 4-year-old on fire in bathtub
Author: 0 Mother accused of setting 4-year-old on fire in bathtub

A dead pet guinea pig that had been suffocated in its pen was likewise found beside the tub, the station detailed. They said the smoke detector had been removed and submerged into water. Another witness told investigators she saw a "frazzled"-looking woman jump from the apartment window on September 28, the complaint stated". Di Stasio was captured soon thereafter.

Worldwide Palestine cabinet pledges to end split with Hamas
Author: 0 Palestine cabinet pledges to end split with Hamas

Afterwards government spokesman Yusuf Al Mahmud said a full reconciliation deal would take time. Saleh al-Arouri's promotion comes as Hamas seeks to close ranks with US -backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after a decade-old schism, in an entente Israel says will not revive peace talks unless Hamas recognizes its right to exist and disarms.

Worldwide NRA Backs Regulation Of Bump Stocks, As Some Republicans Support A Ban
Author: 0 NRA Backs Regulation Of Bump Stocks, As Some Republicans Support A Ban

They are $200 devices that can be affixed to a gun to allow the gun owner to mimic automatic fire at the range. But the devices DO NOT convert a semiautomatic rifle into an automatic one. At the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the President would be open to listening to any ideas, but she cautioned against any "rash decisions" on gun restrictions, arguing it is still time to focus on the victims of the Vegas attack, which killed almost 60 and resulted in injuries ...

Worldwide Trump, in military photo op, talks of 'calm before the storm'
Author: 0 Trump, in military photo op, talks of 'calm before the storm'

Trump said to a group of reporters while photos were being taken, according a pool report . Trump did not clarify his comments when a reporter asked if he was referring to either Iran or ISIS. The White House has not immediately responded to CNN's request for comment or clarification. "I know that government bureaucracy is slow, but I am depending on you to overcome the obstacles of bureaucracy", he said during their cabinet room meeting.

Author: 0 Shooter May Have Considered Other Targets In Chicago And Las Vegas

Police found 23 guns in Paddock's hotel room, including "bump" stocks that allowed him to modify semiautomatic weapons to spray automatic gunfire, as well as explosives and more ammunition in his vehicle that suggest he may have planned for an even deadlier attack.

Author: 0 Cardinal Pell to face second hearing on sex assault charges

The 76-year-old has been charged with multiple historical sex offence charges involving multiple complainants. Cardinal Pell's lawyer, Robert Richter, QC, told the Melbourne Magistrates Court that it was "impossible" that alleged historical sexual offending could have occurred at St Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of Melbourne's Archbishop.

Worldwide After Las Vegas: looking for answers
Author: 0 After Las Vegas: looking for answers

Bump-fire stocks allow semi-automatic guns to mimic automatic firearms by bumping the trigger - using the recoil of the gun bouncing backward with each shot - into the user's finger. "I'm interested in finding out more about bump stocks and I've got my staff looking into that", Sen. Lesser plans to introduce legislation banning bump stocks and he's hoping for bipartisan support .

Worldwide Nick Xenophon To Quit Federal Parliament, Run For SA State Election
Author: 0 Nick Xenophon To Quit Federal Parliament, Run For SA State Election

The crossbencher, whose future in Canberra was already under a cloud given constitutional questions over his citizenship, says he would have made the announcement earlier if it wasn't for a High Court case. Xenophon secured three Senate spots in the 2016 double dissolution election but also managed the impressive feat of seizing a House of Representatives seat from the Liberals, when Rebekha Sharkie won Mayo.