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IS claims Melbourne attack; PM Turnbull calls it 'cowardly'

IS claims Melbourne attack; PM Turnbull calls it 'cowardly' Police said Khayre booked an appointment on Monday with an escort in an apartment building in Brighton and arrived carrying a sawed-off shotgun, sparking a 2-hour siege. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack online, but Mr Ashton downplayed their statement. It said the attack was carried out "in response to appeals to target citizens of coalition states". [Full Article...]

Modi-Shah trump all with Kovind as Prez pick

Shah revealed that Modi telephoned Sonia Gandhi , head of the Congress Party, the main opposition force, and Manmohan Singh , the former prime minister, to tell them about the decision and seek support. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expressed happiness that the governor of his state has been chosen. Earlier June 19 afternoon, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said BJP President Amit Shah called Thackeray only ... [Full Article...]

London officials vow to up protections for mosques after an overnight attack

Locals eventually pinned down Osborne, and the imam of the Muslim Welfare House stepped in to stop him from receiving a mob beating. "He has further been arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder", Scotland Yard police headquarters said in a statement. [Full Article...]

UK Official Looking for 'positive' Brexit Talks

UK Official Looking for 'positive' Brexit Talks Davis, who unlike May has long campaigned to leave the EU, will meet chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier , a former French minister, at the European Commission's Berlaymont headquarters at 11 a.m. "Today we agreed on dates, we agreed on organisation and we agreed on priorities for negotiations", Barnier told journalists, describing the four-week model that the European Union had proposed during ... [Full Article...]

Official London Grenfell fire toll at 79, say police

Official London Grenfell fire toll at 79, say police But when May went to the site of the fire Thursday, she stayed for only 15 minutes , declining to meet with any survivors or families. He added that all political parties "need to ask serious questions about why recommendations in the past have not been implemented". [Full Article...]

'Good progress' in DUP talks - Gavin

'Good progress' in DUP talks - Gavin Mr Kearney said his party's equality and rights agenda "is not negotiable". She said: "We want to see an administration set up again that will last and one that will last for all of the people of Northern Ireland". The UK Government has warned that direct rule from London could be reimposed if the local parties fail to reach an agreement before the June 29 deadline. [Full Article...]

Moment of silence for London fire victims

Moment of silence for London fire victims A senior United Kingdom government minister said Sunday that he believed the cladding is banned in Britain for buildings above a certain height. He says it may be necessary for numerous outmoded tower blocks built in the 1970s to be demolished because of safety concerns. Police have been struggling to come up with a list of who was in the building when the fire started, making it har... [Full Article...]

Presumed death toll in London tower blaze rises to 79

Presumed death toll in London tower blaze rises to 79 Experts believe the aluminum composite panels, which contain a plastic insulation material, may have helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the tower. Lammy said that "the prime minister needs to act immediately to ensure that all evidence is protected so that everyone culpable for what happened at Grenfell Tower is held to account and feels the full force of the law". [Full Article...]

BJP picks Bihar governor as presidential candidate

Biju Janata Dal president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced his party's support to NDA presidential poll candidate Ram Nath Kovind. "Uddhavji told him that he will convene a meeting of the party leaders to arrive on a decision and convey our answer to him in one/two days", said Sena leader Sanjay Raut in Mumbai pointing out that his party had suggested RSS chief's name and... [Full Article...]

Both Congressional Baseball Teams Observe Moment of Silence at 2nd Base

Both Congressional Baseball Teams Observe Moment of Silence at 2nd Base The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family. Medstar Washington Hospital Center said the congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and that he is more responsive and speaking with family.For three months, Hodgkinson lived out of a white cargo van in a gentrified neighborhood just miles from where USA laws are mad... [Full Article...]

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 79

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 79 He said they had been left feeling "that decisions are taken about their lives and their homes that they are not party to" and that their sense of being ignored was a source of deep frustration. Police say at least 58 people are either confirmed or presumed dead, with the figure likely to rise in coming days. As the burning building comes into view, one puzzled firefighter asks: "That's not a r... [Full Article...]

Russia warns US jets now potential targets after downing of Syrian jet

USA authorities are yet to make any formal response to the Russian Defence Ministry statement . Daraa-based Ahmad al-Masalmeh confirmed the truce was extended Monday but did not know for how long. USA aircraft were being repositioned Monday after concerns about the contested battle space, said Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the Baghdad-based Operation Inherent Resolve. [Full Article...]

Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires

Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires There's a lot of forest around many small villages, and tragedy could strike again any time, any where, she said . Two British people have been injured and treated for smoke inhalation in the Portugal fires that killed more than 60 people over the weekend. [Full Article...]

'I didn't want to shoot Mr. Castile,' Yanez says in emotional testimony

'I didn't want to shoot Mr. Castile,' Yanez says in emotional testimony Reynolds testified that Castile had been trying to unbuckle his seat belt to get his wallet when Yanez shot him. The incident was one of several similar shootings last summer: On July 5, Alton Sterling was shot and killed outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by police responding to a report of a man with a gun. [Full Article...]

Doctors 'encouraged' by Scalise's improvement

Doctors 'encouraged' by Scalise's improvement In a statement Saturday, Matt Mika's family says he will remain in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital at least through the weekend. Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Sava said. Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". [Full Article...]

Dead, missing toll in London fire rises to 79, police say

Dead, missing toll in London fire rises to 79, police say The death toll from the Grenfell Tower block fire in west London has reached 79, the Metropolitan Police confirmed Monday. Controversy is also erupting over the Grenfell Tower's exterior cladding, with two British ministers saying the cladding used in a recent renovation may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. [Full Article...]

Democrats seek first big win of Trump era today in Georgia

Tuesday's runoff is the opposition party's third major bite at the apple since Trump took office. Republicans have since consolidated support behind Handel, and several national party figures - including Vice President Mike Pence - have made stops in Atlanta to campaign for her. [Full Article...]

GST to be rolled at midnight June 30: Jaitley

GST to be rolled at midnight June 30: Jaitley Two former Prime Ministers Dr Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda have also been invited to be present on the dais, Mr Jaitley said at a press conference. "There will be a brief function of about one hour where the Prime Minister and President will speak on the subject and there are two short films on the subject of GST which have been prepared for this event", Arun Jaitley said. [Full Article...]

NEET 2017: CBSE to declare results today, Check results at cbseneet

NEET 2017: CBSE to declare results today, Check results at cbseneet This includes 1,522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs & 613 foreign students. The notification was made available on the official result website today. Click on CBSE NEET Result 2017 . Last week, the Supreme Court permitted the CBSE to declare the results of NEET 2017 for under graduate medical courses. The countdown for the announcement of the results has begun and students should check back here fo... [Full Article...]

Ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon tips Cristiano Ronaldo to stay put

Ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon tips Cristiano Ronaldo to stay put The 70-year-old Perez, who ran unopposed, was reelected for a fifth four-year mandate at the Spanish powerhouse. "I haven't learned very much about the situation, he's at a very important tournament at the moment in the Confederations Cup and until that ends I'm not going to disturb the atmosphere of his team", added Perez. [Full Article...]


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