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American Student Released from North Korean Prison, Dies Days Later

American Student Released from North Korean Prison, Dies Days Later

US President Donald Trump , in a statement offering condolences to Warmbier's family, said the student's fate deepened his determination to prevent other such tragedies. "He should have been brought home that same day". Pundits interpret the message as a possibility Washington may act alone, as President Trump has said numerous times that if Beijing can not solve the North Korean issue, the U.S.is capable of handling it by itself.



Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

The drone , downed near a combat outpost in the town of At-Tanf, was the second one shot down by USA forces in 12 days; the downing comes as Pentagon officials are working to defuse heightened tensions in southeastern Syria. jet on Wednesday morning (AEST) downed a pro-Syrian regime drone in the country's southeast. "As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased", a Defence Department spokesman told dpa via email .


No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

Trump said he had spoken with Warmbier's family and praised them as "incredible". Warmbier's parents haven't cited a cause of death, but "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea . Kim Jong-Un's regime claimed Warmbier fell into a coma soon after he was sentenced past year, and that he had contracted botulism and been given a sleeping pill.



Mali tourist resort 'under attack'

The group, also known as Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimeen in Arabic, said the attackers were from the Fula ethnic group and battled for "many hours" at the popular eco-lodge near Bamako , which it termed a site of "debauchery". The French president's office, the defence minister's office and the French military would not comment immediately on the attack or on media reports saying that French forces are intervening.


Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions

Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions

Imports from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain , including construction materials and food, represent about 14 per cent of Qatar's total imports, said Jaida. Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, however, called for mediation and a quick resolution of the dispute. At this point, we don't think that is necessary.


Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

Outside Democratic activists associated with Indivisible are calling for Democrats to use every procedural tactic available to slow down debate. "We had thousands of people standing up and cheering us on, saying we're going to repeal it and now they've gotten pretty weak-kneed and I think they want to keep it", Sen.