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Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

The army managed to kill at least 13 gunmen of the IS-affiliated ( Islamic State , formerly ISIS/ISIL) Maute group who had overrun the local clinic, taking hostages, and occupying Marawi's City Hall. It also hit out the President's description of Marcos' Martial Law as "good" as a vain hope of justifying his declaration of the military rule in Mindanao and across the country. Read More

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Sessions: Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Review Travel Ban Ruling

Sessions: Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Review Travel Ban Ruling

The ban is supposed to block travel from six Muslim-majority countries including Iran , Libya , Syria , Somalia , Sudan , and Yemen for 90 days. In today's Fourth Circuit ruling Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory noted that the text of the revised Executive Order "speaks with vague words of national security , but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination". Read More

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Manchester police stop sharing info with U.S. after leaks, report says

Manchester police stop sharing info with U.S. after leaks, report says

The National Police Chiefs' Council said the leaks undermines the investigation into the Monday night terror attack which left 22 people dead and 64 injured. "The focus is still the search for accomplices and the network but he could have made this bomb himself", the source told Reuters. "I'm afraid this reminds me exactly of what happened after 7/7 when the USA published a complete picture of the way the bombs had been made up. Read More

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President Trump's Approval Rating is Sliding

President Trump's Approval Rating is Sliding

Almost two-thirds of Americans think the mainstream press is full of "fake news", according to the latest Harvard-Harris poll . Democrats in Congress got a negative job approval rating of 77 percent, while 81 percent scored the congressional GOP's performance as negative in the poll of 770 New Yorkers. Read More

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Police investigating network linked to Manchester attacker: senior officer

The extremist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on what it called "crusaders" on its Telegram account and warned that "what comes next will be more severe on the worshippers of the cross". An eight-year-old girl was among the 22 murdered at the Manchester Arena . The youngest victim was 8-year-old Saffie Roussos. The news has yet to be confirmed by Ariana or her team, but the report comes after the brunette beauty said she was left "broken" by the tragic ... Read More

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President Trump: No Iranian Nukes on My Watch

President Trump: No Iranian Nukes on My Watch

Trump said Tuesday in an address at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem that he hopes for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but noted it will not be easy. After the first couple boarded by they were followed by daughter Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded a border policeman in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on Tuesday before being shot and wounded, police said. Read More

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Trump arrives in Israel in search of 'the ultimate deal'

Trump arrives in Israel in search of 'the ultimate deal'

Neither the United States nor Israel have confirmed the source of the intelligence was indeed Israel , as widely reported, but the Israelis have publicly refuted any talk of friction in the relationship. So much so that the New York Times went so far as suggesting that the Western Wall has become a holy site for the Jews only after 1967. Trump placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall . Read More

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Trump believes he can make an Israel-Palestine peace deal

Trump believes he can make an Israel-Palestine peace deal

Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. Netanyahu held talks with visiting US President Donald Trump on Monday. ".Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements, and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we recognize it, which undermines the realization of the two-state solution". Read More

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Pope Francis, Trump meet in Vatican for private talk

Smiling broadly, Trump was heard to say "thank you so much", before commenting, "it is such an honour to be here". It ended a half hour later when Francis rang the bell in his private study. But there are relatively few other areas where their views align. With his poll numbers at a record low for a recently-elected president, he will be hoping for a boost after rubbing shoulders with the popular pope. Read More

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Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said, however, the department will not increase the number of personnel required for the task. Moreno, however, is hoping that "the operationalization of martial rule not subvert the sovereign people's collective will; and neither will it disregard constitutional guarantees, except in cases that are more than reasonably necessary to achieve its sole goal". Read More

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Jadhav is alive: Pakistani envoy

Jadhav is alive: Pakistani envoy

During the meeting, Sadiq said, the members gave their input and critically reviewed the situation. Pakistan's Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali is expected to attend the ICJ proceedings. And that it is meeting so soon again because of the unanswered questions left over from Tuesday's meeting. Dr Shireen Mazari, a member of the committee, in a tweet said: "I was correct; government admits they had to register this (2008) bilateral agreement with UN Secretariat which they did on 18 May ... Read More

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Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

She looked puzzled at first. The meeting came a year after the pope suggested that Trump "is not Christian " because of his plan for a U.S-Mexico border wall. Francis then gave Trump several books, including a book on the environment that he said he gives to all Catholics on family, the gospel and "care of our common home, the environment". Read More

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Manchester terror attack: United Kingdom police arrest 3 more suspects

The father and younger brother of suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, have been arrested in Libya's capital city of Tripoli, while British police arrested a fifth person in connection with Monday's bombing . Police officers arrive at a residential property as investigations continue into the May 22 attack at the Manchester Arena . French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb told BFM-TV that Abedi had "proven links to ISIS", without elaborating. Read More

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Dog becomes viral sensation after crashing news broadcast

Dog becomes viral sensation after crashing news broadcast

That's exactly what has happened during a live news bulletin on Russian TV station Mir24 this week. Video of the adorable interruption was uploaded by the channel on YouTube and has been seen by over 3 million people. The pup then jumps to put his paws on the news desk and Linarte awkwardly pats the canine's head. It was unclear whether the dog was intentionally in the studio or if it somehow wandered in from outside. Read More

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Former CIA Director: Russians "brazenly interfered" in elections

Bortnikov that if Russian Federation had such a campaign underway, it was certain to backfire", Brennan said. Russians were heard bragging about their relationships with Flynn, while others talked about their ties to deposed Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovich - Manafort used to lobby for Yanukovich's political party, the Times reported, citing three current and former USA officials who are familiar with the intelligence. Read More

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Trump says Palestinian and Israeli leaders ready to "reach for peace"

Trump called for a coalition of partners of the nations of the world "who share the aim of stamping out extremists", and said diverse nations can unite around such a goal. Palestinians yesterday staged protests around the West Bank over Mr Trump's visit and conditions in Israeli prisons. He refrained from mentioning Arab-friendly phrases such as "occupation" or "two-state solution", instead expressing a general hope for achieving a peace deal. Read More

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Meeting with Abbas, Trump calls Manchester attackers 'evil losers'

Kushner reportedly told Herzog, "We are planning to move fast in starting a diplomatic process in order to reach a deal", adding that Greenblatt planned to return Thursday for a followup so as not to leave a "diplomatic vacuum". Trump said. Trump's speech came after he met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day. "I commend the president and call upon Christians throughout the United States to pray for God's continued blessing on ... Read More

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United Kingdom security increased as Manchester attacker did not act alone

Police said they were called at 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) Monday to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena during a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande , who is popular with teenagers and pre-teens. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union , the bombing underscored the possible threat of losing access to the bloc's intelligence and security collaboration framework. Read More

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Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

Pope Francis gave Trump a split medallion held together by an olive tree, which his interpreter told Trump is "a symbol of peace". The pope gave Trump some of his writings and a medal with an olive branch symbolizing peace. Smiling, Francis explained that he doesn't speak English well and needs a translator, but added that he was "very happy to meet" Trump . The leaders have long had a tense relationship , but according to a Vatican statement the leaders spoke about ... Read More

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Melania Trump visits children's hospital in Rome

There were smiles all around. "It's by a Roman artist, of an olive tree which is a symbol of peace", the Pope said. "It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace". When asked about meeting Francis, Trump said: "He is something". Many of those pilgrims, though, had a more hard than normal time getting into the square. Read More

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