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Death row, last stop for many US veterans Death row, last stop for many US veterans
WASHINGTON: Executed this year in Georgia, Andrew Brannan is one of hundreds of US soldiers who serve, come home from battle with mental scars, commit murder and are put to death. Some 300 military veterans are currently awaiting execution in the United States, making up an estimated 10 percent of death row inmates, according to a report out Tuesday. Courts rarely take into account the psy...
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Jeb Bush rejects role of 'angry agitator' as he reboots White Ho Jeb Bush rejects role of 'angry agitator' as he reboots White Ho
Washington: Jeb Bush vowed Monday not to adopt the incendiary rhetoric of other Republican White House contenders, as he sought to reboot his floundering presidential campaign. "I will do everything in my power to win this race, but there are some things some I'm not willing to do," Bush said at an appearance in Tampa, Florida where he unveiled a new campaign slogan "Jeb Can Fix It." "I will...
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One dead, one hurt in US university shooting One dead, one hurt in US university shooting
Washington: One person was killed and another was wounded in a shooting early on Sunday at a university in the US state of North Carolina, and the suspected gunman was still at large, officials said. The Winston-Salem State University said in a Facebook post that the incident was reported overnight at about 1:20 am local time (0520 GMT). The school was subsequently placed on a lockdown that ...
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29 US Naval captains visit China's lone aircraft carrier 29 US Naval captains visit China's lone aircraft carrier
Beijing: Amid simmering South China Sea tensions, China has permitted 29 US naval captains to visit its lone aircraft carrier and meet its personnel to show its prowess. A US delegation composed of 29 naval captains visited the aircraft carrier Liaoning to share their experiences in training, healthcare at sea and aircraft carrier development strategies, China Central Television reported. Ch...
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Top US military officer arrives for talks in Iraq Top US military officer arrives for talks in Iraq
Irbil: The top US military officer landed in Iraq on Tuesday to get an update on the battle against Islamic State militants, saying he sees no prospect right now for Russia to expand its airstrike campaign into the war-torn country. Marine Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was making his first trip to the warzone since taking the top post on October 1. He told report...
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Resolution to support cooperation with Pak introduced in Congres Resolution to support cooperation with Pak introduced in Congres
WASHINGTON: Ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's US visit, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives supporting bilateral cooperation in various fields and strengthening of the democratic process in Pakistan. Welcoming PM Nawaz on his visit, the resolution said that, “Sharif, a democratically elected leader of Pakistan, is a symbol...
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UN peace envoy for Syria heading to Moscow, Washington UN peace envoy for Syria heading to Moscow, Washington
Geneva: The UN peace envoy to Syria said on Monday he was heading directly to Moscow in a bid to promote a political end to the conflict, as Russia intensifies its air strikes. "I am on my way tonight to Moscow," Staffan de Mistura told reporters in Geneva, acknowledging that the Russian air strikes in Syria had "introduced new dynamics" to the brutal conflict. Russia says its air strikes, w...
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Pentagon to make 'condolence payments' to Kunduz victims Pentagon to make 'condolence payments' to Kunduz victims
Washington: The Pentagon has announced it would make payments in compensation for those killed and injured by US airstrikes on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, has demanded an independent international investigation. It says 33 people are still missing after the October 3 attack, in addition to 12 MSF staff...
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Hillary Clinton opposes controversial Pacific trade deal Hillary Clinton opposes controversial Pacific trade deal
Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said she does not support the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, reached on Monday after marathon talks between the US and 11 Pacific Rim nations. "As of today, I'm not in favour of what I have learned about it," Clinton said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour, noting that she doesn't believe the deal...
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Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws
Washington: Following the latest deadly US campus shooting, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton offered proposals today to tighten the nation's gun laws, even threating to do so by decree. The cornerstone of the plan is to prevent violent criminals, people accused of domestic abuse, and the mentally ill from acquiring firearms, largely by expanding the background check system fo...
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