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Belgium foils terror attack: Suspect killed

Belgium foils terror attack: Suspect killed Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the incident at the station "could have been potentially very risky", adding that security will be stepped up for major public events, such as the Coldplay concert at King Baudouin Stadium later on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

DFA: No Filipino hurt in Pakistan attacks

DFA: No Filipino hurt in Pakistan attacks An offshoot of the Taliban in Pakistan and an ISIS affiliate claimed responsibility for that attack, according to The Hill . Sajid Turi, a member of parliament from the area, told local journalists that a low-intensity blast occurred during afternoon rush hours, before a second powerful bomb exploded. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests after Grenfell tower tragedy

Broadland Housing Association said it has acted swiftly to ensure the safety of tenants, following the Grenfell Tower fire . "We're making sure that the resources are there to ensure that what is needed to keep people safe is being done", she said. [Full Article...]

Philippine Army Respects Ceasefire during End of Ramadan

He said at least 1,702 civilians trapped in conflict zones were meanwhile rescued, with six of them, including a 79-year-old senior citizen, saved during the temporary halt of military offensives. Fourteen people, mostly elderly, were rescued on Friday, he said. After the ceasefire ends, "we will continue to try to enter the areas occupied by them and liberate Marawi", Padilla said in a radio ... [Full Article...]

Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

The tanker was traveling on the main highway from the southern port city of Karachi to the Punjab provincial capital of Lahore when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The injured were taken to the district hospital and Victoria Hospital in neighboring Bahawalpur , but the response was hindered by a shortage of facilities to treat burn victims. [Full Article...]

Martin Schulz attacks Merkel's 'arrogant, undemocratic style'

Martin Schulz attacks Merkel's 'arrogant, undemocratic style' Despite Schulz' energetic performance, polls now give Merkel's conservatives a double-digit national lead and show the Social Democrats sagging following a surge earlier this year. Schulz tried to relaunch SPD's election campaign at the party convention by distancing himself from Merkel. Schulz wants to increase public investment and is promising income tax cuts worth 15 billion euros focused on... [Full Article...]

Indian president condoles former German chancellor Helmut Kohl's death

Regardless of the political issue of the former chancellor , he never forgot that the European project saved this continent after the world wars. "The crucial thing is what comes out at the end", he famously said in 1984. Some scholars believe that the turnaround was related to the request the Soviet leader sent Kohl in the beginning of January. He says "among the State of Israel's greatest f... [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, Had No Terrorist Connections

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, Had No Terrorist Connections The police shot Hodgkinson at the scene, and he later died of his injuries. Authorities haven't determined Hodgkinson's motive for the attack at the practice for an annual charity baseball game, Slater said. Hodgkinson, who had came to Virginia from Belleville, Illinois, and was living out of his van, had rented a storage locker in Virginia that he visited more than three dozen times between Apr... [Full Article...]

Call it the US Wide Open

For the first time since the Official World Golf Ranking's were established in 1986, the world's top three players will miss the weekend in a major. Sixty-eight players made the cut, with former champion Webb Simpson , former Masters and British Open victor Zach Johnson and former PGA champion Keegan Bradley all making it on the number. [Full Article...]

Borough Market is reopening this Wednesday

Borough Market is reopening this Wednesday A survivor of the London Bridge attack today returned to the bistro where he was dining to tip the staff who saved his life - and launch a £250,000 fundraising campaign to help other "hero" market workers. A trader support fund has been set up to help those who suffered financially because of the closure. "There's always light after darkness". 'The ethos of the market and its traders is incred... [Full Article...]

Displaced Iraqis hit by food poisoning

Displaced Iraqis hit by food poisoning The camp is located in al-Khazer on the road linking Mosul and Erbil and houses those displaced due to the ongoing offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS ). Irbil police chief Abdulhaleq Talaat said seven people had been arrested in connection with the incident. Over 6000 people are now living at the U.N. [Full Article...]

Muslim girl assaulted, murdered after leaving United States mosque

Muslim girl assaulted, murdered after leaving United States mosque Police say the girl was walking outside with a group of friends when they got into an altercation with a man in a auto. Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday. The Washington Post reported that a group of four or five teenagers including Nabra had visited a fast-food restaurant to have a late-night meal - Muslims are now observing the holy month of R... [Full Article...]

Eastwood concerned for Stormont talks as Varadkar meets SF and DUP_

Eastwood concerned for Stormont talks as Varadkar meets SF and DUP_ Mrs Foster said that she hopes that talks on a Tory-DUP arrangement will conclude as soon as possible. Unionists are typically Protestants, who want to keep Northern Ireland as a part of the UK, while republicans are mostly Catholic and favor a united Ireland . [Full Article...]

UAE's Gargash says Qatar isolation could last for years

Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said the remarks attributed to him in the report, or any other remarks on the situation concerning Saudi Arabia and Qatar are "completely false". Qatar is dependent on most of its food import from Saudi Arabia. "It is unfortunate that our neighbours have chosen to invest their time and resources in a baseless propaganda campaign", he said, calling the t... [Full Article...]

White House skips Ramzan celebration, breaks 20 years of tradition

Hosting an Eid celebration or an Iftar dinner - the nightly meal when Muslims break their fast during Ramadan - had been a White House tradition since 1996, when then-first lady Hillary Clinton hosted the first Eid dinner there. Trump's Eid message is, however, different. There have been petitions to make Eid ul-Fitr a public holiday in the UK. Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and frie... [Full Article...]

Albania's Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

The celebration came after the Office of the Chularatchamontri on Saturday declared Sunday as the start of the Hariraya, also known as Eid al-Fitr in some Islamic countries. He wished everyone Happy Eid-ul-Fitr ahead of the biggest Islamic festival. The Eid salat must only be performed in congregation (Jama'at). The day begins with the Muslims waking up before sunrise to offer Salatuk-Fajr (or ... [Full Article...]

Storm remnants move through area

Storm remnants move through area Kay Ivey had urged state residents to be alert for unsafe weather. Businesses in Ensley, which is west of Birmingham in Jefferson County, took significant damage after a tornado touched down. MORE BELOW: Long range forecast - where Cindy will go from here. . A day earlier off Texas , the U.S. Coast Guard helped the four-member crew of a shrimp trawler limp to shore at Freeport after the crew ra... [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

He urged Silicon Valley CEOs to invest more in India, and termed GST a "landmark initiative" that will benefit businesses. Modi, who like Trump , came into politics from a business background, is also expected to meet with a number of American CEOs, securing a deal with California drone-maker General Atomics for the sale of 22 Guardian (MQ-9) unarmed drones to India's navy for maritime patrolli... [Full Article...]

American student Warmbier released on humanitarian grounds - North Korea

American student Warmbier released on humanitarian grounds - North Korea Doctors say they are consistent, however, with Warmbier's current condition. "Based upon our analysis of those images, the brain injury likely occurred in the preceding weeks", he said. His parents learned of their son's condition - what North Korea called a coma - only last week, they said in a statement . Otto was born to Cindy and Fred Warmbier in Cincinnati - the same city in which he's... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest

Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest En Marche! and its centrist ally MoDem are on course to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly after next Sunday's second round, according to projections. Mounir Mahjoubi, junior minister in charge of digital affairs, said on BFM television that voters have acknowledged that the first weeks of Macron's presidency "have been exemplary" and "have allowed the French to see there is a... [Full Article...]


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