• Militants kill 5 civilians as war rages in S. Philippines
Militants kill 5 civilians as war rages in S. Philippines

Cayetano said the Islamic State was looking for new areas for their caliphate because if they lose the war in Iraq and Syria, they will need another base. Marawi Mayor Majul Gandamra fought back tears as he thanked troops, police and volunteers in the crisis that has turned parts of the previously tranquil lakeside city of more than 200,000 peo...

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  • Portugal fires: Plane crashes while fighting deadly blazes
Portugal fires: Plane crashes while fighting deadly blazes

Press reports suggested Portugal's fire plan had not been revised for four years and that the intense heat might have made some communication antennae malfunction. He said one fire further north in the village of Gois was very worrying and several residents were evacuated as a precaution. There, about 1,100 firefighters supported by 11 water-drop...

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  • Putin jokingly offers Comey asylum during annual phone-in session
Putin jokingly offers Comey asylum during annual phone-in session

Russian Federation has always been under pressure of sanctions from overseas to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin . Before that he was prime minister to Dmitry Medvedev from 2008 and previously served two terms as president in 2000 and 2004. "Is true that...

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  • North Korea denies torturing U.S. student Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing U.S. student Otto Warmbier

The comments, made in an article in the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper , came after an American student who had been jailed in North Korea died following a medical evacuation. Rodman's agent Chris Volo , who also sat in on the interview , told co-host Michael Strahan that he'd asked for Warmbier's release multiple times while working o...

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  • India's Modi meets US execs ahead of first encounter with Trump
India's Modi meets US execs ahead of first encounter with Trump

The Prime Minister said that there has not been a single allegation of corruption against his government in the last three years. His hard-line position on Pakistan and Islamist extremism also won him support from a section in India as did his caustic remarks on China thanks to the yawning US-China trade deficit.

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  • Man Charged in Suspected Terrorist Attack at Mich. Airport
Man Charged in Suspected Terrorist Attack at Mich. Airport

He's charged with committing violence at an airport. The law enforcement officer was able to subdue Ftouhi, who asked the officer why he did not kill him. "Lieutenant Neville never stopped fighting until I handcuffed this person", airport police chief Christopher Miller said. He said it's too early to call it a terror attack, but added "it's too ...

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  • Should the Democrats Replace Nancy Pelosi Just Because She's Extremely Unpopular?
Should the Democrats Replace Nancy Pelosi Just Because She's Extremely Unpopular?

With Republicans controlling both chambers, and President Donald Trump in the White House, now isn't the right time for new leadership, she said. She has beat back all comers, including last fall, when Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of MI on Sunday defended Pelosi, especially against any arguments that a leader from a new generation is needed, ...

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  • Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement
Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

There are also nearly 100 settler outposts - built without official authorisation from the Israeli government - across the West Bank, according to the Israeli anti-settlement watchdog Peace Now. The Palestinians and the global community consider the settlements obstacles to Palestinian statehood. The Israeli Prime Minister made the announcment as...

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  • Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill
Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill

Heller's announcement makes Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of securing 50 of his party's 52 votes by next week even tougher. "I frankly would like more days to consider this". Besides the five who have announced their outright opposition, several other GOP senators - both conservatives and moderates - have declined to commit to the new ...

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  • Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56
Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

Another bombing in the southwestern city of Quetta killed 13 people and a drive-by shooting killed four police officers in the southern megacity of Karachi on Friday. Pakistan was hit with a spate of violence in several cities Friday, leaving the country to cope with the deaths of dozens of people and scores more injured.

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  • British PM Theresa May to present Brexit plans to European Union leaders
British PM Theresa May to present Brexit plans to European Union leaders

Britain's economy is growing more slowly than Greece's, its households are getting poorer as inflation rises and the government is struggling to stay in power. "So she will have the chance to go and sleep", quipped another diplomat. Those were, he said, the rights of expatriate citizens and problems of a new EU-UK border, notably cutting across...

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  • Trump to announce rollbacks of Obama's Cuba policy during Miami visit
Trump to announce rollbacks of Obama's Cuba policy during Miami visit

The president is expected to cast the policy moves as the fulfillment of a promise he made during last year's presidential campaign to reverse Obama's diplomatic re-engagement with the island after decades of estrangement. The sending of family remittances, and transactions such as agricultural product sales, would be allowed to continue in which...

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  • Belgium suspect shot after 'small explosion' in main station
Belgium suspect shot after 'small explosion' in main station

The man who attempted to detonate an explosive belt, has been identified as a Moroccan national in his 30s, CNN quoted Belgium Prosecutor's Office spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt , as saying. The authorities consider this a terrorist attack. "A witness at Brussels Central station reportedly heard the man call out " Allahu Akbar " - "God is great...

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  • Mann ki Baat: PM Modi recalls 1975 emergency as darkest time
Mann ki Baat: PM Modi recalls 1975 emergency as darkest time

In the letter, she had written that she was selling goods through the "Government E-Marketplace", an online portal, and even the Prime Minister's Office had bought two items from her through it. On cleanliness drive, Mr Modi said, it has become a mass movement and is no longer confined to being a government programme. In this context, he mentione...

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  • Seven die in cable car crash in Indian Kashmir, 150 rescued
Seven die in cable car crash in Indian Kashmir, 150 rescued

Sources said the cable vehicle came falling down from a height of at least 30 metres (100 feet) after derailing from the pulley. The cable car's importance in Gulmarg can also be gauged from the fact that it has continuously been attracting the tourists and providing livelihood to the people living in nearby areas like Tangmarg and Magam.

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  • Timeline of events surrounding MI airport stabbing
Timeline of events surrounding MI airport stabbing

Officials didn't say where he tried to purchase a gun or what type or firearm he attempted to purchase. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation charging document, Ftouhi yelled, " Allahu akbar! " before attacking police officer Jeff Neville from behind with a 12-inch "Amazon jungle survival" knife .

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  • Vilsack speaks out on GOP Senate health care plan
Vilsack speaks out on GOP Senate health care plan

As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than flawless and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost".

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  • United Kingdom police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges
United Kingdom police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges

He added: "It's madness". "Its madness. It is obviously sheer madness". Nine people were taken to hospital after the attack . Locals pounced on the driver and two or three men pinned him down, then others waded in, trying to punch and kick him.

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  • Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

The petition on Change.org has already garnered 900 signatures and needs only 100 more to reach the goal of 1,000. Maybe in the U.S., where young, white, rich, clueless white males routinely get away with raping women. She wrote (in a post that has since been made private or deleted), "These are the same kids who cry about their grades becaus...

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  • United Nations human rights chief 'alarmed' by Gulf-led blockade against Qatar
United Nations human rights chief 'alarmed' by Gulf-led blockade against Qatar

The deal was sealed by Qatari Defense Minister Khalid al-Attiyah and his USA counterpart, Jim Mattis, in Washington, the Pentagon has confirmed. On June 7 and 8, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced that any speech sympathetic to Qatar or critical of their governments' policy towards Qatar would be considered an offe...

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  • Russian opposition leader jailed for 30 days
Russian opposition leader jailed for 30 days

The Russian government had taken notice of the protests that happened in March. Navalny, who had a green liquid thrown in his face in April, robbing him of some of his sight, said hundreds of people had also attended demonstrations in Russia's Far East on Monday morning.

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  • North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

Warmbier however, died on Monday in a us hospital after he was brought back last week in a coma but Pyongyang has said he had contracted botulism . "That's why it remains a mystery for us why he died just a week after returning home", the diplomat said. When he was returned to the USA this month on "humanitarian grounds", he had already suff...

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  • Hillary Clinton: GOP Becomes 'Death Party' if They Pass Senate Healthcare Bill
Hillary Clinton: GOP Becomes 'Death Party' if They Pass Senate Healthcare Bill

McConnell, R-Ky., has little margin for error: Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, "no" votes by just three of the 52 GOP senators would sink the legislation. Underscoring the sensitivity of the bill, Sen. Unlike the Affordable Care Act and the House bill, the Senate bill contains no incentives or inducements for healthy people to maintain me...

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  • North Korea prisoner's dad isn't buying Pyongyang's coma explanation
North Korea prisoner's dad isn't buying Pyongyang's coma explanation

He was then transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he is in a coma. In contrast, he praised the Trump administration's efforts: "They have our thanks for bringing Otto home". Fred Warmbier, Otto's father, held a news conference Thursday, June 15. The 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who is now in a coma, wa...

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  • Saudi king names son crown prince
Saudi king names son crown prince

The move wasn't totally unanticipated as a possibility, but has far-reaching consequences. Although Prince Mohammed bin Salman's promotion was expected among close circles, the timing was a surprise, with the kingdom facing heightened tensions with Qatar and Iran , and locked in a war in Yemen.

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  • UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding
UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

All high-rise tower blocks tested across the United Kingdom so far for flammable material similar to the cladding related to the blaze at a 24-storey residential tower in London last week have failed their compulsory fire safety tests. Others were being put up in hotels or other housing projects. "No they're not", she said. Carl McDowell, 31, sai...

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  • Philippine army halts counter-terrorist op in Marawi for Muslim holiday
Philippine army halts counter-terrorist op in Marawi for Muslim holiday

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. The festival marks the culmination of fasting and holy month of Ramzan. The day begins with early morning prayers and then family visits and feasts. "Don't let us forget to continue to assist our leaders in all the tiers of government with prayers, so that they can lead us aright and move the country...

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  • Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow
Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow

Restraint is breaking down. President Vladimir Putin and Russian Federation have become increasingly involved in the Syrian Civil War. He said that the downing of an Iranian-made drone this week was done in self-defence. The official said that coalition aircraft made a show of force and conducted a warning maneuver, and the Syrian fighter jet the...

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  • Opposition wants to divide Dalits by fielding Meira Kumar: Yogi Adityanath
Opposition wants to divide Dalits by fielding Meira Kumar: Yogi Adityanath

RJD: Lalu Prasad Yadav's party has clearly shown its support for Kumar . "I will meet and appeal him", Lalu said adding that only Nitish knows whether he has cheated us or not. The career of Kumar, who is soft-spoken, in the rough and tumble of politics began when she quit her cushy Indian Foreign Service (IFS) job and made a decision to fight ...

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  • Overturned tanker in Pakistan kills 148
Overturned tanker in Pakistan kills 148

The tanker overturned on Sunday morning and a large number of people rushed to collect the flowing petrol from the tanker when the highly inflammable liquid caught fire and the tanker exploded, rescue services personel said . The victims were inhabitants of nearby villages of Basti Ramzan Joiya, Basti Nazirabad, Basti Macchi, Basti Numberdar Moham...

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  • Prince Philip admitted to hospital
Prince Philip admitted to hospital

The queen , 91, delivered her speech to the parliament and attended Royal Ascot as planned on Wednesday. He seemed fine Tuesday when he attended Royal Ascot with the queen and other senior members of the royal family. Prince Philip's most OUTRAGEOUS gaffes: Did he REALLY say these things? At that time, the palace had also said that the Roy...

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  • After high-profile losses, some Democrats seek change at the top
After high-profile losses, some Democrats seek change at the top

Pelosi is a prolific fundraiser for her party, and a savvy legislator with few rivals on Capitol Hill when it comes to cutting the deals necessary to keep government in motion. In the record-breaking special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, Republicans routinely featured Pelosi in TV ads and mailers attacking Democratic candida...

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  • Portugal battles to contain deadly wildfires amid heat, wind
Portugal battles to contain deadly wildfires amid heat, wind

Faced with the fury of the fire, they turned back but in the thick smoke, they apparently crashed into a vehicle full of people, Serra da Fonseca said. The blaze appeared to have been brought under control on Tuesday, only for it to suddenly flare again, forcing authorities to evacuate 40 hamlets near the village of Gois.

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  • Justin Trudeau Joined the Toronto Pride Parade to Celebrate Equality
Justin Trudeau Joined the Toronto Pride Parade to Celebrate Equality

Looks like the Canadian PM is keeping up with the tradition up north. Organizers should not be able to tell people what to wear at Pride, Hawkes added. However, the Toronto BLM anxious that the widespread presence of uniformed cops might make marginalized members of the LGBTQ community uncomfortable attending the event.

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  • Donald Trump Isn't Just Being Investigated for Collusion with Russian Federation
Donald Trump Isn't Just Being Investigated for Collusion with Russian Federation

Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN. The furious early morning barrage of tweets - his second in as many days - came as the special counsel investigating Russia's influence over his election pieced together a high-caliber legal team and readied to begin interviews.

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