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Bahrain Foreign Minister's Twitter account briefly hacked

Bahraini authorities have broken up major opposition political parties and revoked the nationality of several activists. "We take an oath before you - we demand the execution of King Hamad", one tweet said. Bahrain, home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base, has witnessed peaceful anti-regime protests against the systematic abuse of the Shia population and discrimination against them since 2011. Read More

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Mattis presses Beijing over N. Korea, South China Sea

Mattis presses Beijing over N. Korea, South China Sea

The Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions a year ago to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang and deny Kim the hard currency needed to fund his military programs. "The logic of confrontation is fraught with disastrous consequences for the Korean Peninsula and for the region as a whole". "The United States is making clear both in words and actions that all options are on the table", she said during a security conference in Singapore . Read More

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PM to urge action over online extremist content after Manchester attack

PM to urge action over online extremist content after Manchester attack

She will argue that as Islamic State loses ground in its heartlands in Iraq and Syria , the threat from extremism is "evolving rather than disappearing", with the fight moving from "the battlefield to the internet" . "This means improving intelligence-sharing, evidence gathering and bolstering countries' police and legal processes", May said. May's Conservative party is said to be preparing steps to force companies to remove encryption from messages, if served with a warrant, The Sun ... Read More

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Ananya Vinay Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13th Consecutive Indian-American Winner

Ananya Vinay Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13th Consecutive Indian-American Winner

Thankfully, we've now returned to ensuring one of two children is really sad, as the 2017 Spelling Bee had a single victor, no tiebreaker rounds needed. There was not a Scripps competition in Fresno County until The Bee stepped forward. The bee shook things up in its 90th incarnation, adding a written, 24-question test that all finalists had to take Thursday night. Read More

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Goffin retires from match at French Open

His coach Thierry Van Cleemput said the in-form Goffin, ranked 12th in the world, had not suffered a ligament tear but more time would be needed to determine the length of his absence and whether he would play during the grass season. Zeballos put his hands on his head when he saw that Goffin remained down. But he admitted he felt for Goffin and carried the Belgian's bag off the court. Read More

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Macron: Handshake Contest With Trump Was A Show Of Strength

Mr Macron told Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper that " my handshake with him, it wasn't innocent ". "One must show that you won't make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either". I don't let anything go. "Trump seems to just want his hand back". It's as though he's saying, 'Do you know who I am? "That's how one makes oneself respected". Read More

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Nitish to attend Karunanidhi's 94th b'day bash, Lalu to skip

Nitish to attend Karunanidhi's 94th b'day bash, Lalu to skip

The timing of the event is important as DMK's archrival AIADMK is in a flux after the death of J Jayalalithaa. Having shown some kind of "unity" in Delhi a few days ago to discuss a consensus candidate for forthcoming presidential polls, the national opposition parties are once again trying to come together, this time in Tamil Nadu's Chennai and Andhra Pradesh's Guntur. Read More

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Vladimir Putin to Megyn Kelly: US Hackers Could Have Framed Russia

He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs.However, the Russian leader said Mr. Snowden should have resigned from his job in the same way he once resigned from the KGB rather than leak secrets if he did not like what he was doing.Asked about the Paris Agreement on climate change that President Donald Trump withdrew the USA from on Thursday, Putin replied, "Don't worry, be happy".Joking about the effects of climate change, Putin said "American imperialism" was the reason for ... Read More

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Deadly blasts as Afghan officials attend funeral

Deadly blasts as Afghan officials attend funeral

Murad updated the death toll from the demonstration to five and said 23 were wounded, mostly members of the security forces. While unusually large, Wednesday's truck bomb scarcely differed from a long series of previous high-profile militant attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan since most global forces left the country in 2014. Read More

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Nations, states unite behind Paris accord

There was a mix of dismay and anger across the world. May said she "had the balls to call an election" because it was important to give the government a stronger mandate to negotiate Britain's exit from the European Union . I think they applauded because they knew it would put this country at a disadvantage. "We are convinced that yesterday's decision by the United States to leave the Paris Agreement is a big mistake". Read More

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London Hit by Van and Knife Attack at London Bridge

London Hit by Van and Knife Attack at London Bridge

A number of people were then stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge . She will hold an emergency ministerial meeting later on Sunday and Facebook activated its safety check function for people in London to let their loved ones know they are safe. Read More

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Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge

Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge

Britain's Sun newspaper said two attackers were shot dead by police near London Bridge; but there was no immediate confirmation of this. Police said they were treating the attack as a terrorist incident. - U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU". Witnesses described a white van veering into pedestrians near London Bridge and knocking over several people. Read More

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Kabul Funeral Blasts Kill At Least 20

At least 12 people were killed and scores of people were injured as a series of explosions ripped through a funeral procession in Kabul on Saturday, eye witnesses told Reuters . "The attack today, conducted by those opportunistically seeking to use these very fragile moments to destabilise Afghanistan, follows so much violence this week", the United Nations said in a statement. Read More

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Iranian commander killed fighting IS near Mosul

Iranian commander killed fighting IS near Mosul

Desperate civilians trapped behind Islamic State lines now face a harrowing situation with little food and water, no electricity and limited access to hospitals. The grinding noise produced by treading on it would alert them to any troop movements or civilians trying to escape. People were seen collecting wild mallow plants in abandoned lots and also eating mulberry leaves and other types of plants. Read More

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Labour could be on course for shock election victory

Stephen Bush argues in the New Statesman that the reason Labour is up is that Jeremy Corbyn , its leader, is running a surprisingly competent campaign. "Given the chance present a united front from our global partners, she has instead opted for silence and once again subservience to Donald Trump", he said in a speech on industrial policy. Read More

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O'Neill feels Mexico defeat was 'excellent preparation' for Ireland

Ireland take on Uruguay in another friendly on Sunday in Dublin before the important Austria clash on June 11, also at home. "But in terms of starting a game like the one against Austria, that would be a really tough call". Jimenez converted the resulting penalty with a casual efficiency to give his side a commanding lead which they might have extended five minutes before the break when full-back Jesus Gallardo ran on to Vela's cheeky back-heel return pass, only to shoot across goal. Read More

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Did Demi Lovato throw shade at Kathy Griffin over 'victim' act?

Donald Trump said Griffin's actions had impacted on his family. Republican Party spokesman Mike Reed called the press conference a "desperate attempt" to change the conversation. Everyone has concluded the singer was dissing Kathy Griffin . "Now more than ever we must absolutely go for all the absurdities", Kathy Griffin told Vulture at the Equality Now Gala Tuesday night. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin, disagreements for cooperation

Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin, disagreements for cooperation

Macron said he spoke to Putin about LGBT rights in the Russian republic of Chechnya and about the rights of embattled non-governmental organizations in Russia, vowing to be "vigilant" on these issues. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin , and the Kremlin have downplayed or even dismissed the reports that gay men have been arrested. Read More

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UN votes to add 15 North Koreans, 4 entities to UN blacklist

This time it is the seventh resolution the Security Council has adopted to impose sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs since its first nuclear test in 2006. Russia's Interfax news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying Moscow was puzzled and alarmed by the US decision to sanction a Russian citizen and firms over alleged connections to North Korea . Read More

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Man at Trump hotel mentioned McVeigh in message

Man at Trump hotel mentioned McVeigh in message

Judge Joseph Beshouri could determine no legal basis to keep Moles jailed until his second court appearance, but did express concern that Moles presented a danger to himself and others. When the recess ended, Friedman told the judge that he and Moles' attorney, Eugene Ohm, had brokered a deal which allowed Moles to walk out a free man, at least temporarily. Read More

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British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears

The poll showed the Conservatives' share of the vote had fallen to 45 per cent, down four percentage points since the previous poll published on May 18. A Labour victory would signal a political quake in the U.K. The party is running on its most unabashed Socialist manifesto in over 30 years, promising to re-nationalize the country's railroads and utilities, as well as to raise taxes on business and on the wealthy. Read More

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Trump tweets on 'travel ban' as London incidents unfold

The spokesman says the prime minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated. This was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night. The people are cowering underneath tables. "We ran for like 100 meters and then saw loads of police cars turned up and there was kind of a period of quite intense gunfire", he said. Read More

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Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won't say

India is a responsible nation with regard to climate change .We can milk the nature. "He put America's interests first with respect to environmental agreements and global discussions", he said. "I tell you firmly tonight: We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord". A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 38 percent of Americans said it was a top priority, compared with 76 percent who name terrorism and 73 percent who said the same of the economy. Read More

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Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition

Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition

After rebounding from losses in the opening two games of the Hex by whipping Honduras 6-0 and taking a point out of Panama back in March, the United States are right back in the thick of the Hexagonal standings. In order to help the players acclimatize to the high altitude they will experience in Mexico City, the USA held the match at Rio Tinto Stadium in the Rockies. Read More

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Ko to lose No 1 ranking

Ko to lose No 1 ranking

I've been playing good for a long time now, so just tying get everything to click at once. Sharmila Nicollet, of India, tees off on the seventh hole of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament Friday, June 2, 2017, in Galloway Township, N.J. Read More

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India, France show common front on climate change fight

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron on the last leg of his four-nation visit at the Elysee palace in Paris , France , yesterday. "World needs to unite to defeat the menace of terrorism", Modi said. "They will find in France a second homeland", Macron said. Prior to the visit Modi had already hailed Macron's victory over the far-right as an opportunity to reinforce ties between the two countries nearly 20 years after agreeing in 1998 a ... Read More

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