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Civilians flee as BIFF attacks North Cotabato town

Civilians flee as BIFF attacks North Cotabato town The militants involved in the Marawi fighting are mostly from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf organisations, which have united with the BIFF under the IS umbrella, according to the government. The military is still investigating whether five civilians are still being held captive, according to Reuters . Foreign ministers and defense officials of the three neighboring countries agreed to work togethe... [Full Article...]

Suspect In Police Officer Airport Stabbing Is Canadian

Suspect In Police Officer Airport Stabbing Is Canadian The attack just before 10 a.m.at Bishop International Airport prompted an evacuation and extra security elsewhere in the city, and a law enforcement official said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at terrorism as a possible motive. [Full Article...]

May seeks to reassure EU citizens

The British prime minister has offered a deal for them to have the right to stay - as long as the same applies to Brits elsewhere, so effectively she has thrown the ball back into the EU's court to see what card they'll play . " My first impression is that the UK's offer is below our expectations, and that it risks worsening the situation of citizens ". The rights of Europeans in Britain have... [Full Article...]

Latest Northern Ireland talks' deadline in doubt: Sinn Fein

Latest Northern Ireland talks' deadline in doubt: Sinn Fein After May lost her majority in parliament with a botched gamble on a snap June 8 election, she is trying to secure the backing of the DUP's 10 lawmakers, though talks have dragged on for almost two weeks. Mr Murphy said while the official deadline for a deal at Stormont was next Thursday - June 29 - the United Kingdom and Irish governments had told the participants an agreement had to be effective... [Full Article...]

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey In the panic bystanders and park staff flushed the pool's water away whilst others turned off the electricity supply to the facility. It is understood the dead dad is 58-year-old dad Mehmet Kaya and his 30-year-old son is Kadir Kaya. The gendarmerie officials said there was no residual current device (RCD) at the aqua park after inspecting the scene. It is believed the RCD would have instantly... [Full Article...]

Jackie Shroff celebrated International Day of Yoga

Jackie Shroff celebrated International Day of Yoga Some 20 young Indian yoga ambassadors from the Morarji Desai Institute in India were on a special visit to the communist nation for the occasion. Indian external affairs minister V K Singh participated in the session organized by the Indian embassy in association with the People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Yogi Yoga Padhasala. [Full Article...]

Dinakaran Extends Support to BJP Candidate in Prez Polls

On Thursday, the Congress-led opposition declared former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan as its presidential candidate. "I am thankful to all those who have supported me, will do everything to maintain the dignity of country's top post", Kovind said. [Full Article...]

Kushner meeting with Abbas was tense and unsuccessful

Kushner meeting with Abbas was tense and unsuccessful AMICHAI, Palestinian Territories: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the start of work on a new settlement in the occupied West Bank Tuesday, as U.S. Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was forced to retract comments he made to the senate Foreign Relations Committee that Trump had persuaded the Palestinian Authority to agree to end payments to "terrorist" prisoners ... [Full Article...]

Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill For me, it is unforgivable that the Republicans do not want the public to have the opportunity to compare Obamacare and Trumpcare and register their concerns before any law goes into effect. That was a reference to other provisions of the Republican plan that would cut taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and America's wealthiest families. [Full Article...]

Militants free hostages after battle

Militants free hostages after battle The attack in Pigcawayan "is not in any way related to the ongoing operation against the rebellion in Marawi City", said Colonel Edgard Arevalo, a military spokesman, adding that the BIFF is trying to establish itself as a force still to be reckoned with. [Full Article...]

Palestinian killed upon stabbing attack at Israeli soldiers

Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 and the territory is now ruled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas . But Israel has not built a fully fledged new settlement since the 1990s. Palestinian officials say the U.S.is preparing for a 12- to 18-month negotiating period. Jason Greenblatt , Mr Trump's worldwide envoy, arrived on Monday. [Full Article...]

Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election

Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election Unsurprisingly, Pelosi rejected their calls. Pelosi's defiant comments came as Democrats remained angry and divided after throwing some $30 million into a House race in Georgia on Tuesday, only to end up with a loss that wasn't even very close. [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Saudi Crown Prince on his promotion

Although he is still in his youth, Mohammed bin Salman has for a long time held senior government positions and has been at the forefront of the kingdom's plans to wean itself off oil as one of economic strategies that were launched a year ago. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

In November, the state Justice Department appealed Duffin's decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit - blocking Dassey's release pending a hearing. Later, Dassey admitted to raping and killing Halbach. "Dassey, however, had trouble maintaining a consistent story except when he was being led step-by-step through the facts, thus confirming that his confession emerged not from ... [Full Article...]

Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious

Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious Images of the scene show emergency services attending a bus jammed some distance into the tunnel beneath the bridge. Two dozen passengers were on the bus when the accident occurred, she said. It is unclear why Cars Rouges, which is an established tour operator in the French capital, tried to pass through the tunnel, Le Parisien reports. [Full Article...]

At least 20 killed in car bomb attack at Afghan bank

At least 20 killed in car bomb attack at Afghan bank No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Helmand has been at the center of bitter battles between the Taliban and Afghan security forces, aided by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops. "I am still a prisoner, I am so far from home, far from my family and far from my friends", he said and also appealed to Australian authorities to release him for captive Taliban . [Full Article...]

'Obamacare Is Dead': Trump 'Very Supportive' of Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

The bill would also bar using tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions. Even worse, a New York-specific amendment would take away an extra $2.3 billion in annual Medicaid money from the state. President Donald Trump made headlines Thursday when he tweeted that he doesn't have any tapes to document what he said to former FBI Director James Comey. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief Robert Mueller

Donald Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief Robert Mueller Trump, in the Fox News Channel interview, did not say exactly what he thought had changed about Comey's story. Fox host Ainsley Earhardt praised it as a "smart way" to make sure Comey stayed honest in the hearing. The deputy press secretary said, "I think it was pretty clear in that original statement that he hoped for his sake, and that was, I think, the very intention". [Full Article...]

N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

The 22-year-old died on June 19, prompting a furious response from the U.S. government. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel, North Korea state media said . Warmbier's father Fred earlier told reporters that his son was lured to North Korea, as other U.S. tourists have been, by tour groups run out of China . [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman returns from N.Korea

The 22-year-old was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where doctors say he is in a coma but in stable condition. "He has not spoken". North Korea arrested University of Virginia student and Wyoming, Ohio high school graduate Otto Frederick Warmbier in early January for allegedly carrying out "a hostile act against the DPRK", referring to the acronym for the Democratic People'... [Full Article...]


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