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US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

Warmbier". Warmbier's family said they believed the student had found peace after being flown home. Warmbier's parents released a statement Monday criticizing North Korea for the death of their son. President Trump similarly asserted this week, "the results would have been different" had Otto been brought home sooner; he did not elaborate, but did add, "he should have been brought h... [Full Article...]

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

Dunford said Monday, June 19, 2017, that Washington and Moscow are in delicate discussions to tamp down tensions arising from the US shootdown of a Syrian fighter jet , which the Russians called a violation of a U.S. Russian Federation also said it was halting communications with the U.S. aimed at preventing such incidents. Russia , a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad , called o... [Full Article...]

Female police officer seriously injured in Jerusalem attack

All three were from Deir Abu Mashal, a village near Ramallah, and had been arrested for or involved in "popular terror activity", a Shin Bet statement read. "Every time there was an attack in Jerusalem I would SMS her to see if she was okay and she would answer", Sarusi said. Permits for visiting the Temple Mount were not affected. [Full Article...]

Dani Alves reaches agreement with Man City: Chelsea were interested as well

Dani Alves reaches agreement with Man City: Chelsea were interested as well Chelsea are battling City in the race for the Brazilian right-back, but Alves wants to reunite with Pep Guardiola and will be able to realize his dream of playing in the Premier League with his friend and coach from Barcelona . According to the Daily Mirror , the Spaniard is keen on signing Juventus fullback Dani Alves for the Etihad club. Guardiola will see Alves as an ideal replacement... [Full Article...]

Details of payments to Grenfell Tower families revealed

Details of payments to Grenfell Tower families revealed Residents who met the Prime Minister in Downing Street following the Grenfell Tower fire have criticised estate managers of the building as having been "invisible in the aftermath of the tragedy". Some 600 people were living in the tower's 120 apartments. The NSW Master Builders Association said the danger lies in imported products that do not meet safety requirements. [Full Article...]

Defense, prosecution trade blame in Boston 'Baby Doe' murder case

Defense, prosecution trade blame in Boston 'Baby Doe' murder case McCarthy, 37, said to Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet L. Sander that he would not take the stand in his own defense, according to the Boston Globe . She testified that she picked Bella up to leave but McCarthy grabbed her by the throat with both hands and said he'd kill her. If found guilty of the most serious charge in the case, first-degree murder, McCarthy will be sentenced to life in pri... [Full Article...]

NDA urges Nitish Kumar to support Ram Nath Kovind

It is important for the Opposition at least to try and restore the post of President, and insist on a candidate who can help steer the country away from divisiveness and hate towards the pluralism and diversity that India rests on. The first Dalit President is the justification being heard ad nauseum over the past 24 hours. "If they have declared Kovind's name for getting Dalit votes, then we ... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt return to Jerusalem this week

Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt return to Jerusalem this week Reuters reported that the White House has been holding behind-the-scene talks since Trump's visit at the end of May, which reportedly was planned by Kushner. Kushner and Greenblatt are wary of proceeding too quickly and want to make sure that both Israelis and Palestinians are willing to make substantial compromises, said Nimrod Novik, a longtime envoy for former Israeli President Shimon Pere... [Full Article...]

BJP parliamentary board to discuss presidential poll options

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu is expected to brief the party's parliamentary board on his deliberations with leaders of various political parties. He also met Samajwadi Party's Ram Gopal Yadav and Naresh Agrawal to come up with a mutually-acceptable candidate. The meeting of the board, which is BJP's highest decision making body, will also be attended by Prime M... [Full Article...]

Trump Approval Rating Falls to Lowest Level Since Taking Office

Trump Approval Rating Falls to Lowest Level Since Taking Office CBS found that a third of Americans disproved of the President's approach to the issue - Mr Trump has repeatedly called the investigation "fake news" and a "witch hunt" and fired James Comey, former director of the FBI , who was leading the investigation. [Full Article...]

Bengaluru cop stops President Pranab Mukherjee convoy; surprisingly, gets rewarded for it!

Bengaluru cop stops President Pranab Mukherjee convoy; surprisingly, gets rewarded for it! This act was so appreciated by the Bengaluru police that they chose to reward him for letting the ambulance move on. The first phase metro rail project that fulfils the dream of lakhs of Bengalureans has reached the completion after missing several deadlines. [Full Article...]

Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit

Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit PM Modi also expressed his gratitude towards the other member countries that supported India's membership to SCO. "We are highly concerned", Hua Chunying, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said. His remarks assume significance as they come weeks after India boycotted the high-profile Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing in which 29 world leaders took part. [Full Article...]

Pakistan jump to sixth place in ICC ODI rankings

Pakistan jump to sixth place in ICC ODI rankings Indian skipper Virat Kohli was all praise for Pakistan cricket team that defeated the Men in Blue by 180 runs in the final of 2017 Champions Trophy at Kennington Oval on Sunday. "Congratulations to Team Pakistan on their great performance in winning #CT17 And how wonderful to watch Fakhar's raw talent in action", Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to their only One Day International (ODI) Wo... [Full Article...]

79 presumed dead in London fire

As part of the inquiry, prominent Labour politician David Lammy said the government and police must seize all documents and records related to the building's renovation to avoid the destruction of incriminating evidence. The local authority, which owns the tower block where families rent their homes, says it is doing all it can to support the victims and to help the relief operation. [Full Article...]

Congo-backed militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages

Congo-backed militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages He asked the rights council to authorise an worldwide investigation as progress in Congolese investigations "has clearly been insufficient in view of the massive scale and horrific nature of the crimes that have taken place and, sadly, continue". [Full Article...]

7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack Flowers were left at the scene where hours earlier the 47-year-old van driver was pinned down by locals and shielded from violence by an imam, before being detained by police. "Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia, and this is the most violent manifestation to date", the MCB's secretary general Harun Khan said. [Full Article...]

Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syrian city

Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syrian city Khamenei took to Instagram on Sunday, where he uploaded an edited video that begins with the dramatic footage from the attack inside the Iranian parliament and the ornate mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on June 7. While the Revolutionary Guard in Tehran boasted that the seven missiles overflew Iraq on their way to hitting an Islamic State command center and suicide auto bomb o... [Full Article...]

Over 50 Possibly Killed in London Tower Fire, PM May Admits Failings

She also pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash. They feel they have been ignored because they are poor, he said. The company that installed the exterior cladding, Harley Facades, issued a statement this week saying the panels are "commonly used" in refurbishing buildings. [Full Article...]

Trove of Nazi artifacts found hidden behind secret door

Trove of Nazi artifacts found hidden behind secret door Among the disturbing items were toys that Bullrich said would have been used to indoctrinate youth and a statue of the Nazi Eagle above a swastika. Announcing an investigation, Mr Roncaglia said: "There are no precedents for a find like this". [Full Article...]

Auto plows into police van in Paris Champs-Elysees 'attack'

A forensic officer stands at the scene with a van near Finsbury Park station after the vehicle struck pedestrians in north London, Monday June 19, 2017 . Collomb said Monday's incident shows that France remains at high risk of a terrorist attack. A senior police officer and his female companion were both killed by a radicalised man at their home in the Paris suburbs a year ago. [Full Article...]


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