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ISIS-linked militants attack Philippines village, take hostages

ISIS-linked militants attack Philippines village, take hostages Malacañang and the military have downplayed the capability of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) to harm President Rodrigo Duterte after the group reportedly threatened to "shoot to kill" the Chief Executive. It labeled the said pronouncement as "desperate". "Dahil they were expecting a big result out of that attack , because nearly 100 of them attacked two barangays in Pigcawayan", G... [Full Article...]

Arab states issue 13 demands to end crisis with Qatar

The document says Qatar has 10 days to comply with all demands. The list of demands, which was presented on Friday by mediator Kuwait, states conditions that would align Qatar more closely with the goals of Saudi Arabia. Provide all the information they have about the opposition members that Qatar has funded in Saudi Arabia . Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-led nations have accused Qatar of inappro... [Full Article...]

Parents don't buy North Korea's excuse for son's coma

Parents don't buy North Korea's excuse for son's coma North Korea released the 22-year-old University of Virginia student Tuesday on " humanitarian grounds ", the state-run Korean Central News Agency said. We see the results of that with Otto. The U.S. government this week issued a rare alert squarely blaming the North Korean government for a raft of cyber attacks stretching back to 2009 and warning that more were likely. [Full Article...]

One in Every 113 Persons Forcibly Displaced

One in Every 113 Persons Forcibly Displaced The agency's Global Trend Report was published just ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday, illustrating several facts and figures about the current refugee crisis. This is the highest number since the UNHCR started their yearly reports . The conflict in Syria has produced the largest number of refugees at 5.5 million and displaced people overall at 12 million people . [Full Article...]

North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

Fox News cited officials as saying that the test could be used for a future ICBM capable of hitting the US or for a new rocket engine to put a satellite into space. The US has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea and has helped the nation set up a controversial Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence system, created to shoot down a North Korean ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Faulty fridge started deadly London blaze

Police are considering bringing manslaughter charges as they continue their investigation into who was responsible. The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a Hotpoint fridge-freezer, British police say. Repeating concerns from police commander Stuart Cundy about the scale of the task in identifying the victims, Ms McCormack added: 'There is a awful reality that we may not find or ident... [Full Article...]

Qatar's ties with Iran and Islamist groups

If Qatar and Saudi Arabia continued to fight over this, there is real fear the Syrian Resistance fighters, who are also fighting ISIS, may not receive the funding they need to continue. Turkey's president has criticized the effort by several Arab countries to isolate Qatar over allegations of sponsoring militant groups, comparing the move to a "death penalty" for the small Gulf country. [Full Article...]

Senate OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia

A group of Senators agreed Monday on legislation to strengthen sanctions against Russian Federation, including a provision that would require congressional review if the White House relaxed, suspended or terminated sanctions already in place. [Full Article...]

White House defends Trump's tweet about 'tapes'

White House defends Trump's tweet about 'tapes' Trump did leave the option open in his Thursday tweet that someone else recorded his conversation with Comey, saying, "I have no idea whether there are "tapes" or recordings". The president appeared to enjoy ginning up mystery and spinning Washington reporters about the possibility there was a trove of surreptitiously recorded Oval Office conversations. [Full Article...]

Couple Recreates LGBT March on Washington Photo Two Decades Later

Couple Recreates LGBT March on Washington Photo Two Decades Later During the June 11 protest march, a friend encouraged them to recreate their 1993 photo. Cardello told Pink News he posted the photo to Facebook to document that the couple was still marching for LGBT equality in 2017. "We need to get more images like this out there so the youth today can have positive role models", he said. "That is a good question especially since the structure of our soci... [Full Article...]

Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi was given a 21-month sentence past year, which he is unlikely to serve, for having defrauded the national purse of 4.1 million euros of undeclared image rights earnings. Mourinho has been accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spain of 3.3m euros (£2.9m) in taxes while he was Real Madrid coach from 2011 to 2012. Cristiano Ronaldo is angry with Real Madrid ... [Full Article...]

Congress-led opposition names Meira Kumar as presidential nominee

The Opposition parties on Thursday opened the front for a direct contest for the next month's Presidential polls by nominating former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar , a Dalit, to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind . "I don't know why Nitish Kumar took this decision". Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Friday stressed that the post of President of India is "not symbolic" and that "capability and... [Full Article...]

Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020

Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020 President Donald Trump took to Twitter to celebrate Republican Karen Handel's victory in a Georgia special congressional race that became an expensive national proxy for Washington wars ahead of next year's midterm elections . Asked by Lemon if he thought Pelosi was more toxic than Trump, Ryan said yes. And in a third tweet , the president gloated over those wins and other re... [Full Article...]

US on track to supply India with 22 Guardian drones

US on track to supply India with 22 Guardian drones Modi will hold discussions with Trump the afternoon of June 26, the focus of which will be "further pushing and developing economic and commercial cooperation for mutual benefit of the two countries", External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay told reporters. [Full Article...]

Presidential polls: TN CM extends support to Kovind

Kovind, 71, filed the papers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , BJP President Amit Shah, Chief Ministers of states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies, as well as parties backing him. Why? "We will go by whatever is decided in the meet tomorrow", Prasad said. The RJD president, however, made it clear that the divergent paths taken by his party and the JD (U) ... [Full Article...]

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation But there can be nothing but love, praise and eternal gratitude for our emergency services, who put their lives on the line to try and save others. Eighteen patients remain in hospital after the fire, including nine who are in critical care, NHS England has said. [Full Article...]

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism Technology companies were criticised in the wake of the recent London Bridge terror attack, when Theresa May claimed social media sites provided terrorists with "safe places" online. For taking such an approach, the Home Affairs Committee suggests they should be fined millions. Social media platforms have a particular responsibility to address hate speech that has too often been allowed to flo... [Full Article...]

Ex-Milwaukee police officer found not guilty in homicide trial

Ex-Milwaukee police officer found not guilty in homicide trial Heaggan-Brown knew at the time he fired that second shot that Sylville Smith had already disarmed himself", Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm told the jury . "It's a decision the community had to make", Chisholm said. Smith's shooting was among a string of killings of blacks by police in recent years that have increased debate about race and policing. [Full Article...]

Philippine troops evict Muslim rebel raiders from village

Philippine troops evict Muslim rebel raiders from village Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press on Friday that Malaysian Mahmud bin Ahmad was wounded in the fighting in Marawi last month and died on June 7 of his wounds. The audacious attack by the heavily armed militants and their ability to hold on to large sections of a city for weeks surprised the government and sparked fears among Southeast Asian countries that the Islamic State group was... [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower blazed began in faulty fridge-freezer

In its most detailed briefing on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents' suspicions that the June 14 inferno at Grenfell Tower was touched off by a refrigerator fire. The London Fire Brigade dispatched more than 200 firefighters, at least 40 fire engines and about 20 ambulance crews in an effort to battle the flames that engulfed the apartment buildin... [Full Article...]


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