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Al-Jazeera says closure demand is 'attempt to silence freedom of expression'

United Nations spokesperson Eri Kaneko said the world body continued "to follow the situation with deep concern". Al Jazeera accused them of trying to silence freedom of expression, adding: "We assert our right to practise our journalism professionally without bowing to pressure from any government or authority". [Full Article...]

Palestinian militant factions deny Islamic State claim of Jerusalem shooting incident

Palestinian militant factions deny Islamic State claim of Jerusalem shooting incident The investigation so far has revealed that the coordinated terror attacks were comprehensively planned. The attacker was shot dead . Family members of the attackers said they were deeply religious men who acted on their own. Police said all of the assailants were from the Palestinian city of Ramallah. WAFA has identified three Palestinian men - Bara Ibrahim Atta, 18, Usama Ahmad Atta, 19,... [Full Article...]

Australian military suspends air operations over Syria

Australian military suspends air operations over Syria The US-led coalition said the location was close to where another pro-regime drone, which intelligence sources had also identified as Iranian, was shot down on June 8 after dropping bombs near coalition forces. jet on Wednesday morning (AEST) downed a pro-Syrian regime drone in the country's southeast. An American fighter jet downed an "Iranian-made" drone in southern Syria Tuesday, the Ass... [Full Article...]

Opp to field former Speaker Meira Kumar

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was also present at the party with grand alliance partner. Making it a Dalit vs Dalit battle in the Presidential election , the Opposition parties today picked former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as their candidate for India's next President. [Full Article...]

2 on Thunderbirds jet in OH accident taken to hospital

Colonel Jason Heard, the Commander/Leader of the flight demonstration team. The F-16 appeared to be practicing in thunderstorm conditions ahead of this weekend's 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show . He said Gonsalves is an experienced pilot. Officials say the plane sustained damage and "more details will be released following an aircraft investigation and safety investigation board". [Full Article...]

BJP wooing dalits via Kovind: Shiv Sena

BJP wooing dalits via Kovind: Shiv Sena After breaking ranks with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the past two presidential elections , the Shiv Sena has this time declared its support for Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind , the NDA's candidate for next month's presidential poll. [Full Article...]

White House remembers United States sailors killed

The ship is salvageable, Aucoin said , but repairs would likely take months. Dowling said he does have questions for the Navy, "as a consumer, as a taxpayer, or simply as an American: Did the ship's crew have their systems activated?" Tetsuya Tanaka, a Coast Guard spokesman, said the crew of the Philippine ship, the ACX Crystal , first reported the collision at 2:25 a.m., saying that the c... [Full Article...]

Putin offers political asylum to Comey, likens him to Snowden

London [U.K], June 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a satire remark on fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director saying he is following the footsteps of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and therefore James Comey is welcome to seek asylum in Russia . [Full Article...]

Trump signs order for more apprentices

Trump . Last month, the former president announced he was donating $2 million to summer job and apprenticeship programs in his hometown of Chicago. Under the executive order , the Department of Labor will allow more entities - including companies, trade associations and unions - to create job-training programs that will be eligible for federal recognition and support. [Full Article...]

Vettel "disgraced himself", says furious Hamilton

Vettel Cockpit camera footage shows the four-time F1 World Champion gesticulating wildly at his British rival. The German hit Hamilton from the side, acting furiously because of the previous move. Vettel, who had accused the Briton of brake-checking him, had served his penalty during the race after the stewards decided his actions added up to "dangerous driving". [Full Article...]

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it

President Donald Trump will help lead talks to get the reluctant Republicans on board. McConnell, eager to approve the legislation next week, indicated he was open to changes before it reaches the Senate floor, but he said it was time to act. [Full Article...]

'Humanitarian Pause' now in effect in Marawi for Eid al-Fitr

'Humanitarian Pause' now in effect in Marawi for Eid al-Fitr Still addressing the Maute Group , the Ulama leaders said they are "willing to see you for a dialogue, to solve this problem". But over the weekend, they were also preparing for further fighting. "May the celebration serve as a wellspring of hope for families who have lost their homes and are now huddled in evacuation centers , to our Muslim brothers and sisters who are sick and have no access... [Full Article...]

Democratic Rep: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come and Gone'

Democratic Rep: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come and Gone' Pelosi is confronting renewed questions about her leadership In the wake of a dispiriting loss for Democrats in a Georgia special House race. "I'm a master legislator, I am a strategic, politically astute leader, my leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election, sad to say", Pelosi said at the pr... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Obstruction Of Justice Allegations Part Of 'Witch Hunt'

Trump wrote in a follow-up tweet that he was the victim of a "witch hunt" and called the people behind the investigations "very bad and conflicted". Comey, who was leading the FBI's Russian Federation investigation when Trump fired him last month, said in a Senate testimony last week that he had told Trump three times between January and March that Trump was not personally under investiga... [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing or mistreatment of Otto Warmbier

Last week, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert denied that Rodman had anything to do with Warmbier's release, and when asked about his visit said , "We strongly, strongly suggest Americans not travel to North Korea ". Choi Sung-ryong, an activist who represents the families of people abducted to North Korea, told Japanese news agency Kyodo that Warmbier was arrested for packing his... [Full Article...]

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 120

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 120 The tanker was carrying around 30,000 liters of oil; it was traveling from southern Karachi city to northeastern Lahore city when it overturned at around 6 a.m. Some local elders and a policeman had been asking the people not to collect the oil and run away because of the possible threat, but people did not listen to them, the eyewitness added. [Full Article...]

153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire People smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire, Pakistan's Geo TV reports, quoting witnesses. Dozens more were wounded, including about 40 in critical condition, said Mohammad Baqar, an official with local rescue services, adding that the toll was expected to rise. [Full Article...]

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan The oil tanker was traveling to the city of Lahore in Pakistan's Punjab province when one of the tires burst, causing it to overturn outside of the city of Bahawalpur . Zulkha Bibi searched for her two sons. "Someone should tell me about my beloved sons, where are they?" Nearly a dozen other vehicles were also destroyed by the inferno. [Full Article...]

North Korea says Warmbier's death a "mystery to us as well"

His family and others have blamed North Korea for his condition . The 22-year-old, who died on Monday just over a week after being flown home to OH, had spent a year suffering from a severe brain injury that North Korean doctors claimed had been caused by a heart attack and taking a pill for botulism . [Full Article...]

Wisconsin AG Plans to Appeal Dassey Decision

The state said it plans to appeal Thursday's ruling to the entire panel of judges on the USA 7th Circuit Court of Appeals . The three-judge panel said Dassey was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. Brendan Dassey confessed to detectives in 2007 that he aided his uncle, Steven Avery , in the rape and murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in Avery's salvage yard tw... [Full Article...]


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