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Ram Nath Kovind: Dalit, lawyer and old BJP hand

If elected, which appears to be a certainty, the 71- year-old former lawyer would be only the second Dalit to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhavan after K R Narayanan. Banerjee who did not seem elated with the saffron party's choice asserted that President of India is a key post and someone of who holds equivalent stature akin President Pranab Mukherjee should be selected. [Full Article...]

Theresa May: Attack on Muslims near mosque 'sickening'

Theresa May: Attack on Muslims near mosque 'sickening' Mohammed Mahmoud was said to have used his body to shield the suspected terrorist, who had been wrestled from his vehicle, from the fury of onlookers near the Finsbury Park mosque in north London . Saadiq Mizou, a 35-year-old chef originally from Belgium, said he'd been outside the scene since 2 a.m. "We stopped him until the police came". In a statement at 04:46 they said the incident was... [Full Article...]

One Person Arrested After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near London's Finsbury Park Mosque

One Person Arrested After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near London's Finsbury Park Mosque Police faced criticism that they did not publicly declare the Finsbury Park attack as terrorism until well into Monday morning. Prime Minister Theresa May said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session Monday. Police arrested Osborne on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder as well as attempted murder after a vehicle ploughed into a cro... [Full Article...]

Imam stops angry Muslims from assailing London van suspect

Imam stops angry Muslims from assailing London van suspect Two others were treated for minor injuries. "While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", Khan said. [Full Article...]

British PM vows to fight terror 'whoever is responsible'

British PM vows to fight terror 'whoever is responsible' Locals have told of the chaotic minutes after a van rammed into crowds at Finsbury Park mosque , as they pinned down a suspect shouting "I want to kill all Muslims" and "this is for London Bridge", while others desperately tried to save the injured. [Full Article...]

UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims Shortly after midnight, the hired vehicle swerved into a group of people leaving prayers at the Finsbury Park Mosque, one of the biggest in the country, witnesses said. Around 10% of the borough's population is Muslim. The mosque was shut down and reorganized in 2005 and has not been linked to extremist views. The mosque itself gained notoriety for sermons by radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, w... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces to enclose on ISIS in Mosul's Old City

It is believed to be the group's final stronghold in the city which used to be their capital in Iraq, according to Reuters . Iraqi forces have begun their assault on Mosul's Old City as they press their battle to retake the the rest of the northern city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. [Full Article...]

Car explodes after hitting police van in Paris

They identified the man as a 31-year-old man from the Paris suburb of Argenteuil who had an "S" file, meaning he was flagged for links to extremism. Bomb disposal experts were at the scene. The small white auto caught on fire after the collision and the driver may be dead, France's interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters Monday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Special counsel homes in on Jared Kushner's business dealings

CBS News confirmed late last month that Kushner is under scrutiny in the probe into Russian election meddling . Special Counsel Mueller likely "will be archiving these various Twitter rants as supplemental evidence" for the obstruction investigation, Moss, who also is deputy executive director of the James Madison Project, told VOA. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to restrict Cuba travel and trade in latest Obama rollback

In addition to travel , other changes will include a prohibition of direct financial transactions involving Cuban military, intelligence and security services, with some exceptions. The U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 after Fidel Castro's revolution. Even with carve outs, the new policy could pose problems for some United States businesses, including hoteliers and airlines w... [Full Article...]

Russia warns US after downing of Syrian jet

Russia warns US after downing of Syrian jet The United States and Russia , which has been providing air cover for Syrian government forces since 2015 in their offensive against the Islamic State group, have a standing agreement that should prevent in-the-air incidents involving American and Russian jets engaged in operations in Syria. [Full Article...]

Vehicle hits pedestrians near mosque in London; 1 dead, 10 hurt

Vehicle hits pedestrians near mosque in London; 1 dead, 10 hurt The van hit people who had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London , one of the biggest in Britain. Police have said hate crimes rose after the London Bridge attack this month, when three attackers drover a van into pedestrians and then stabbed people, killing eight. [Full Article...]

Two Navy sailors killed in Gwadar shooting

Two Navy sailors killed in Gwadar shooting A spokesman for the Pakistan Navy, however, said that three naval personnel had been injured. They received several injuries from the firing and out of the four injured, some are in critical condition. The kidnapping was a rare instannce involving Chinese citizens in the country where Beijing has pledged $57 billion for its "Belt and Road" plan. Two terrorists killed: The Counter Terrorism Dep... [Full Article...]

Russia criticises US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba

Russia criticises US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba Trump on Friday vowed to roll back his predecessor Barack Obama's deal re-opening trade ties with Havana , in favor of measures to support the Cuban people against what he called their "cruel and brutal" regime. President Donald Trump says his administration's new policy on Cuba aims to "empower" the citizens of that country. The Cuban government has withstood the U.S. [Full Article...]

Finsbury Park terror attack: Theresa May condemns 'sickening' assault on Muslims

Finsbury Park terror attack: Theresa May condemns 'sickening' assault on Muslims One man was trapped under the van and people tried to lift up the vehicle to free him. A van rammed into a crowd as worshippers were leaving a mosque after Sunday night prayer in north London , during this, the holy month of Ramadan . London police closed the area to normal traffic. Police have said the driver was a 48-year-old man who was arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. [Full Article...]

SNP losses mean independence vote 'unlikely' says Scottish Grocers Federation

Scottish Labour , meanwhile, surprised even themselves by gaining six seats in an election where they would have been quietly happy to retain the one seat they won at their bad election night in 2015 - Edinburgh South. "I think what's really clear is that the Conservative party, having failed to win a majority, now needs to work with others", she told the BBC . She welcomed the surge in Tory... [Full Article...]

India weep, burn after Pakistan win

India weep, burn after Pakistan win But Sharma was out lbw for a duck off the third ball, Kohli hit out for 5, and Dhawan, the player of the 2013 tournament and a candidate for this one, edged behind on 21. Azhar Ali also scored 59 off 71 and after his departure Babar Azam also put some notable contribution in the board with 46 off 52. Fakhar brought up his maiden century in his fourth one-day global by muscling a sweep of Ashwin... [Full Article...]

NSA Leaker Winner Will Plead Not Guilty

But The Washington Post's Devlin Barrett reported that the case centers on an intelligence document that describes a 2016 Russian cyberattack on a company that provides technical support to state voting agencies and a subsequent email hacking scheme aimed at local election officials. [Full Article...]

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

The attacks have showcased the depth of Iran's military presence in Syria: Iranian drones launched from areas around Damascus allowed Revolutionary Guard commanders to assess the damage done by the missiles in real-time. "I'm sure that because of this, neither the USA nor anyone else will take any actions to threaten our aircraft", he told the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency. [Full Article...]

Terrorism suspected in crash near London mosque

Terrorism suspected in crash near London mosque The man was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but Scotland Yard said he was later arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder. The incident comes just over two weeks after three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars, killing eight. [Full Article...]


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