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Ceasefire hopes for civilians in war-torn Philippine city Marawi

Duterte, who took office on June 30 previous year, placed Mindanao and nearby island provinces in the southern Philippines under martial law last Tuesday after some 500 militants occupied and torched some infrastructures in Marawi . "I think it's horrific for the civilian people who are in there and we really hope that both sides can agree that the civilians should be given the opportunity to c... [Full Article...]

Seven killed and more than 40 injured in London terror attacks

Seven killed and more than 40 injured in London terror attacks The father of a little girl injured in the Manchester terror attack said his daughter "feels like a rock star" after meeting Ariana Grande while recovering in hospital. London Bridge is a major transport hub and nearby Borough Market is a fashionable warren of narrow alleyways packed with bars and restaurants. Belgian PM Charles Michel said: "A new tragedy in London , we all stand with Uni... [Full Article...]

UK's May and Corbyn questioned by public on TV show

The Conservative Party press office tweeted : "Corbyn's answer on this Trident question is about as long as the 4 minute warning #bbcq", as some of the audience heckled, but another backed the Labour leader, saying she didn't understand why everyone in the room seemed "so keen" on killing millions of people. [Full Article...]

'Demagoguery at the Highest Level': Mulvaney Slams Dems' 'Lies' About Budget

And Rep. Hal Rogers called the cuts to Medicaid " draconian ". Along with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, the budget director said he had determined the growth rate by estimating the impact of fewer federal regulations, a still vague set of tax cuts and the repeal of the 2010 federal health care law. [Full Article...]

Trump trade chief rules out USA return to TPP

Officials said there remained significant points of disagreement in the talks on RCEP between Southeast Asian countries, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. Newly-appointed USA trade chief Robert Lighthizer attended the two-day gathering, where he was scheduled to meet one-on-one with several ministers, including from China, Canada and Mexico. [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy 2017, India Vs Pakistan: Will Weather Play Spoilsport?

Arthur continued: "But more to the point, in terms of the rivalry I've had it's been South Africa [versus] Australia ". "Having said that, an India-Pakistan game does get treated differently", Harbhajan wrote in his column on the official website of the International Cricket Council (ICC). [Full Article...]

Congress working committee meet to plan internal party polls, more state units

Congress working committee meet to plan internal party polls, more state units Quoting the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report, he said Telangana topped revenue growth rate in the country in 2016-17 at 17.82%. The TRS government is striving hard to provide 24 hours electricity to farmers and held that the State has emerged as a region with quality power supply without cuts. [Full Article...]

French president excoriates Trump in English over his withdrawal from climate deal

French president excoriates Trump in English over his withdrawal from climate deal The U.S. had pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025 as part of the non-binding deal. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi - who is due to visit the White House shortly - has said failing to act on climate change would be "morally criminal". [Full Article...]

Bomber was in Germany days before attack

Bomber was in Germany days before attack More than 1,000 officers have been a part of the investigation, which includes the examination of Adebi's movements on CCTV footage and past interactions he's had with people or calls he has made. The Manchester Evening News claimed that Abedi's remains were being kept at a morgue outside the Greater Manchester area. Analysts have said that the bomb Abedi used was likely sophisticated and wou... [Full Article...]

No extra pressure while facing Pakistan : Virat Kohli

We have taken it across all formats. "The hunger to win and ruthlessness is what we speak about all the time", he said. My only motivation is to keep winning games for my country. "I am very excited to be playing as captain in my first major ICC competition", added Kohli. "It depends on how well my variations will come to fore, so just hoping that these practice matches can be put to good use ... [Full Article...]

Vanity Fair Showcases Exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi Covers

Read the full " Star Wars " feature over on Vanity Fair's website . While he starts the movie in a coma and then recovering from his serious injuries, Finn spends much of the movie in an undisclosed quest with Resistance mechanic Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran . [Full Article...]

Windies rout Afghans in T20 series

Windies rout Afghans in T20 series They now face the prospect of being whitewashed in the T20 series going into the final match at the same venue on Monday and look set to suffer the same fate in the three One-Day Internationals which follow in St Lucia. Chadwick Walton and Evin Lewis put on 42 for the first wicket before Walton was undone by Mohammad Nabi for 29 in the fifth over just after he had a collision with Shenwari. [Full Article...]

Manila casino attack not terrorism

Manila casino attack not terrorism It is unclear how many people were wounded or killed. "We can not attribute this to terrorism . So our findings, our conclusion, will possibly change", he told DZMM radio. ISIS is another acronym for the Islamic State group. The Philippines has faced Muslim insurgencies for decades, though much of the violence has occurred in the troubled south, where Marawi is located. [Full Article...]

Malaysians, Indonesians, fighting alongside IS-linked rebels in Marawi

Malaysians, Indonesians, fighting alongside IS-linked rebels in Marawi The Philippines has deployed attack helicopters and special forces to drive gunmen out of the besieged southern city on the island of Mindanao, a traditional homeland of minority Muslims that encompasses the southern third of the nation. The Maute is a fierce, but little-known group that has been a tricky battlefield opponent for the military. Maute would later attract members of the Ansar Kah... [Full Article...]

Erdogan bodyguards' attack on protesters was outrageous

Erdogan bodyguards' attack on protesters was outrageous The statement issued by the Turkish Embassy trying to justify the actions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards at a protest outside the ambassador's residence is nearly as outrageous as the violence that occurred last week. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert , who confirmed that Bass was summoned, said the department "raised its concerns about those events at the highest le... [Full Article...]

Christy Clark to stay on as BC premier

And take control, they will. A speaker of the legislature must be chosen and if that person comes from the ranks of the NDP or Greens, the government and opposition would be tied with 43 seats each. "The big question is how long it will last, notwithstanding the intention for them to govern for four years". Most of the deal is no-brainer stuff, because the two parties already agreed on so much... [Full Article...]

Japan, France welcome US leadership in the Asia-Pacific

His comments came shortly after the UN Security Council expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea in response to a series of missile tests conducted this year. The test was widely viewed as a test of Washington's ability to tackle growing the nuclear power of North Korea, which has threatened to launch its ICBM that can reach the mainland U.S. [Full Article...]

Israel ties see major reset with Trump's visit to Jerusalem

Trump said in reference to the Palestinians' practice of paying cash to terrorists or their families for attacks against Israelis. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. The US leader already visited Israel, Saudi Arabia and is heading next to Italy, Belgium and the Vatican. Israel has rejected past assertions that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would heal all other re... [Full Article...]

Terror attacks strike heart of London; 6 people killed

Terror attacks strike heart of London; 6 people killed Two ruthless terrorist attacks at London Bridge and its nearby Borough Market on Saturday night involving a speeding van and a stabbing rampage have rocked Britain and the world. A Christchurch man has suffered multiple stab wounds in the London terror attacks. Suspects left the vehicle and stabbed a number of people. Some passersby told The Spectator's Will Heaven they saw 15-20 people stru... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu says Western Wall, Temple Mount will always be under Israeli control

Netanyahu says Western Wall, Temple Mount will always be under Israeli control Rouhani noted the contrast between young Iranians dancing in the streets to mark the re-election of a leader seeking detente with the West, and images of Trump meeting with a galaxy of Arab autocrats, some of whose countries have spawned the Sunni militants hostile to Washington and Tehran alike. [Full Article...]


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