Congress Has a Bold Plan for a 355 Ship U.S. Navy (By The National Interest Online (blog))

1. “They [the United States Navy] have come back to us with a new requirement based on the threat that we have and they have told us the requirement for the size of our Navy fleet is 355 ships,” Wicker told reporters during a press conference on June 22. .

2. I look forward to working in a bipartisan manner with Chairman Wittman and the rest of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee to make this important goal a reality.

3. As I told Defense Secretary Mattis last week, we must do better than what we got in the budget, and I think that the measure we are proposing today is the first step in doing better by our Navy and our fleet,” Courtney said during the subcommittee markup on June 22. .

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Hamza bin Laden, Osama’s Son, Is Helping Al-Qaeda Stage a Deadly Comeback (By Newsweek)

1. In the months after 9/11 and the fall of the Taliban, as the U. S. invaded Afghanistan, bin Laden family members and high-ranking Al-Qaeda figures escaped to the Shiite stronghold of Iran.

2. The boy who wrote that letter was Hamza bin Laden, a son of Osama bin Laden, who was then the leader of Al-Qaeda.

3. Among these valuable hostages were Hamza and his mother, Khayria, as well as three key figures: Abu Khayr al-Masri, the head of the Al-Qaeda’s political committee, Abu Mohammed al-Masri, the head of its training camps, and Saif al-Adel, its chief of security and tactician.

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Lamb that looks half human produces horror in South Africa (By NEWS.com.au)

1. “It is worth noting that a sheep has 28 pairs of chromosomes while humans have 23 pairs which is important in dispelling the myth that a union of a sheep ovum and a human sperm can lead to a development of a viable life form.

2. Dr Mrwebi said: “We can confirm this not a hoax photo but that the severely deformed lamb was born by a sheep in Lady Frere this week which at a glance resembles a human form.

3. Chief Director of Veterinary Services Dr Lubabalo Mrwebi admitted that at first glance the lamb which was born dead did resemble a human being but was not part human.

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South Africa’s top court okays secret Zuma no-confidence ballot, but won’t order one (By Reuters)

1. South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng gestures as he makes a ruling at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa ,June 22,2017.

2. Bantu Holomisa (C), head of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), speaks to members of the media after Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng made a ruling at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 22,2017.

3. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo.

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England’s Stuart Broad doubtful for South Africa Test with heel injury (By The Guardian)

1. Broad was already expecting to miss the day-night round of Championship matches that gets under way next week – Nottinghamshire take on Kent at Trent Bridge – but he now faces an anxious wait to see if he can play in the Royal London Cup final against Surrey at Lord’s tomorrow week before the first Test with South Africa on the same ground the following Thursday.

2. Before England’s thoughts switch fully to Test cricket, two more Twenty20 games against South Africa must be negotiated starting on Friday in Taunton in what is their first match at Somerset’s revamped County Ground since a group stage win against Sri Lanka in the 1983 World Cup.

3. Stuart Broad is waiting to learn the full extent of a mystery heel injury that has thrown into doubt the fast bowler’s participation in the first Test against South Africa next month.

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Billionaire Army General Battles To Seize Control Of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company-–Investigation (By SaharaReporters.com)

1. An investigation by this website has revealed that Brigadier General Umaru Waziri Mohammed, chairman of a presidential task force on the lease of Federal Government landed property, is currently engaged in a fierce battle with the management and Board of Directors of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc in his bid to wrest control of the ground handling company by having his surrogate, Captain Okpara Eyinna (ret.

2. Several sources detailed to our investigators how Brigadier General Umaru Waziri Mohammed has exploited his role as chairman of the Taskforce of the Presidential Implementation Committee on the Lease of Federal Government Landed Property across to corruptly amass wealth for himself.

3. Background checks conducted on AWHUA Resources by Shinkafi, Kusamotu, Olojo & Co. , dated 14th September 2015 and titled “Due Diligence on AWHUA Resources Limited” contained revealing information about General Mohammed’s several sides.

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Nigeria Army Provides General Public Short Code For Its Call Centre (By NTA News)

1. “The Defence Headquarters wishes to notify the General Public, Ministries, Departments, and various Agencies in Nigeria, that the Nigerian Army has established an Information Call Centre where the Nigerian Army could be easily reached for the purpose of information sharing.

2. General Enenche advised: “Ministries, Departments, Agencies and the General public are hereby urged to take note and make effective use of the Nigerian Army Call Centre to provide timely information on suspicious persons or movements, as well as criminal elements in the society, for prompt action.

3. The Defence Headquarters has issued a short code for the Nigeria Army call centre to the general public and organizations.

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UK deploys RAF detachment to train Nigerian Air Force Regiment (By Premium Times)

1. The UK has deployed officers from the Royal Air Force, RAF, Force Protection (FP) Wing from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment for six weeks.

2. The Royal Air Force is the UK’s aerial warfare force formed toward the end of the First World War on April 1, 1918.

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S&P warns on Malaysia’s sovereign rating amid corruption saga (By CNBC)

1. Malaysia’s sovereign rating may be in trouble as an ongoing corruption saga threatens to destabilize the nation’s fiscal position, S&P Global Ratings has warned.

2. In a Thursday statement that affirmed the Southeast Asian country’s A-/A-2 foreign currency and A/A-1 local currency ratings, S&P said Kuala Lumpur’s outlook remains “stable” but noted that the scandal surrounding state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and upcoming elections could challenge ratings in the near-to-medium term.

3. “Those challenges could manifest themselves via a rise in the cost of refinancing Malaysia’s sizable gross external financing needs, or via nonresident outflows from Malaysia’s deep local-currency government bond market,” S&P said.

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