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United Nations accuses IS of murdering civilians in Mosul

United Nations accuses IS of murdering civilians in Mosul

The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday accused the Islamic State group of murdering 163 civilians to prevent them from fleeing Iraq's western Mosul last week. "The bodies of bound and blindfolded men are being found one after the other in and around Mosul and in the Tigris River, raising serious concerns about extrajudicial killings by government forces", said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at HRW. Read More

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Adani gives final approval for Australia mine, rail project

Adani gives final approval for Australia mine, rail project

Pre-construction work on the project is expected to begin in the September quarter, the AAP reported. "Mr Adani acknowledged that his company had been challenged by activists, but said that he was, committed to the project". Adani hopes to secure a $670 million (A$900-million) loan from the government. The company says the project will create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs, though opponents have challenged that claim. Read More

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What's at stake for the US after Qatar hit with diplomatic crisis

What's at stake for the US after Qatar hit with diplomatic crisis

Flights to and from Egypt were due to end at 7 a.m. local time (4 a.m. UTC) on June 6, but no announcement has been made about services to and from the Maldives, Libya or Yemen. US officials insisted that the rift would not affect the regional coalition fighting Islamic State. Qatar, a peninsular nation attached to Saudi Arabia, is home to the United States Central Command and its massive Al-Udeid Air Base, where America's war on terror is largely based. Read More

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Farmers killed in police firing in Madhya Pradesh, many injured

Farmers killed in police firing in Madhya Pradesh, many injured

According to sources, the government is trying to declare and end the protest by holding talks with Kisan Sangh , so that farmers all across get the message that the protest has been called off. The chief minister said that the government has also made a decision to form a corpus fund with Rs 1,000 crore to purchase farm produce during exigencies and help the poor peasants financially. Read More

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Qatar minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals

Saudi Arabia also closed its borders with Qatar, effectively blocking food and other supplies exported by land to Qatar. Tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia - a Middle East heavyweight - bubbled to the surface two weeks ago when Qatar said its state-run news agency and its Twitter account were hacked to publish a fake story claiming the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, had called Iran "a regional and Islamic power that can not be ignored". Read More

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Ariana Grande and others spread the love during One Love Manchester concert

The 23-year-old pop singer valiantly returned to the city weeks after the tragic suicide bombing that claimed the lives of 22 people in the Manchester Arena following her May 22nd concert . Including proceeds from the 50,000 fans who showed up to the event, the Manchester Evening News adds that this puts the final number at more than £10 million, or nearly $13 million in U.S. Read More

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Pittsburgh, City Trump Prefers to Paris, Plans to Go Green

Pittsburgh, City Trump Prefers to Paris, Plans to Go Green

File image of American ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Ervin said it's apparent after Trump's decision , that climate action will be up to cities. "We know that there are issues with the environment". China and Europe on Friday pledged to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called "our Mother Earth", standing firmly against Trump's decision. Read More

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Killing civilians, inadvertent crossers at LoC unprofessional, unsoldierly: Indian DGMO told

Killing civilians, inadvertent crossers at LoC unprofessional, unsoldierly: Indian DGMO told

The local commander of the Pakistan Army told his Indian counterpart that no ceasefire violation was committed by Pakistan , the military's Inter-Services Public Relations wing said in a statement. Indian and Pakistani forces have been engaged in intense firing near Battal in the Krishna Ghati sector since May 1. Sources said Indian security forces have an upper hand in terms of better tactical location at most places along the LoC and it has now been chose to launch a fresh onslaught ... Read More

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General leading Philippine battle with Islamists relieved of command

So far, the eleven days of fighting between the insurgents and government forces in Marawi City has resulted in the deaths of 19 civilians, 120 insurgents and 39 Philippine security personnel. The Philippines military said Hapilon was likely wounded in the raids but managed to escape to Marawi , where he joined up with the Maute group. The vast majority of Filipinos are Christian, but Mindanao has a larger proportion of Muslims and Islam is followed by the vast majority in Marawi City. Read More

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British Prime Minister Says Police Have Identified 3 Attackers

British Prime Minister Says Police Have Identified 3 Attackers

This photo taken by photographer Gabriele Sciotto shows a man, foreground, one of the suspects, wearing what appear to be canisters strapped to his chest lying on the ground after being shot by police outside Borough Market i. May did not answer repeated questions from reporters on the cutbacks but said counter-terrorism budgets had been protected and police had the powers they needed. Read More

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Brian Molefe challenges his removal as Eskom's CEO

Brian Molefe challenges his removal as Eskom's CEO

He reportedly claims that his dismissal was not because of his "conduct, capacity or because of operational requirements" and maintains that he did not resign from Eskom, but that he took early retirement. Molefe also denies any wrongdoing and said he resigned in the first place in the interest of good governance and stability. "Minister's Brown's legal team is studying it", her spokesperson Colin Cruywagen said. Read More

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Bomber was in Germany days before attack

Bomber was in Germany days before attack

The end of the military role came after Manchester Police said they had released a man who was arrested in the concert bombing investigation without charging him. Police said Wednesday a cordon has been placed around a property south of central Manchester. "We need the public's help in this". Anyone with information should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline in confidence on 0800 789321. Read More

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Police search for man allegedly responsible killings in Washington Co., Ind.

Police search for man allegedly responsible killings in Washington Co., Ind.

Other police officers arrived at the scene two more bodies were found inside. Autopsies are planned Tuesday. Police say they went to a house southwest of Salem to perform a welfare check Sunday afternoon around 4:30. They call him a "person of interest" in the investigation. "We also knew that we couldn't find Richard Lee Burton , Jr., so obviously that was our first lead that we were trying to follow". Read More

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White House: Trump won't block Comey testimony

White House: Trump won't block Comey testimony

Lee said he would be surprised if Comey contradicted the testimony he gave the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3, which Lee is a member of. Trump "will not assert" his executive privilege to prevent Comey's testimony "in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee", said the White House in a statement released on Monday. Read More

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Sky poll: Most Britons want police to be armed

Police surround the van used by the attackers at London Bridge, Saturday June 3, 2017. Butt, 27, who was born in Pakistan, lived in east London with his wife and children for years, BBC reported . Forty-eight people were taken to hospital and 18 are in critical condition, according to the latest police update. "We will change and adapt to what appears to be a new reality for us", she said. Read More

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Gunman 'singled out' victims in Orlando shooting spree

Gunman 'singled out' victims in Orlando shooting spree

They are Kevin Clark , 50; Robert Snyder , 69 and Brenda Motanez-Crespo, 44. In June 2014, police were called to the same location after a report that the perpetrator of Monday's attack had assaulted a fellow employee. history. "Unfortunately, we've seen this scenario play itself out in our community and in other communities across the nation, and it is incumbent upon all of us not to become complacent or become callous to these horrific situations, but for each of our citizens to be ... Read More

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Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150

The death toll from the devastating attack has jumped to more than 150 people, while over 300 wounded were brought to hospitals, many with burns and amputations, Ghani told the conference. Previous worldwide efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table have failed, but diplomats in Kabul hailed Tuesday's conference as a stepping stone to peace. Read More

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Trump won't prevent ex-FBI chief Comey from testifying

Comey, whom President Trump fired last month, is scheduled to testify in an open setting Thursday morning. Various news reports surfaced saying Comey wrote memos after meeting with President Trump . Flynn was sacked after less than a month because of revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russia's ambassador to the United States. Read More

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Police name 2 of 3 London attackers

He was shot and killed by police. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of "attack planning" by him. She said Britain will review its counterterrorism strategy. Police believe that the three people shot and killed by police were the only perpetrators of Saturday's attack . Read More

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Confirmed: Shah Rukh Khan assaulting host Ramez Galal after prank was planned

Confirmed: Shah Rukh Khan assaulting host Ramez Galal after prank was planned

Shah Rukh is known for being a sport when it comes to staged pranks and roasts. Shah Rukh's manager Pooja Dadlani confirmed to Hindustan Times , " Yes, it was staged and Shah Rukh Khan was aware and was acting as if he was angry ". Apart from SRK, the movie also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead. Shah Rukh and Neshan land in the quicksand. Then this giant reptile begins crawling towards them - it later turns out to be Ramez in costume. Read More

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Kellyanne's husband scolds Trump for tweets on travel ban

Kellyanne's husband scolds Trump for tweets on travel ban

George Conway recently withdrew himself from consideration for the head of the Justice Department's civil division, citing family concerns. Told by Guthrie that Trump's false claim about Khan was his "first tweet" - it was actually his fifth, following a retweet of the Drudge Report, a push for his contested "travel ban", a pledge of support to London, and another missive about USA security and not being "politically correct" - Conway shot back, "I'm not going to allow, on a day-and-a-half ... Read More

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Trump believes climate is changing, says Nikki Haley

Apple , Amazon , Facebook and Google are among hundreds of U.S. businesses joining an effort to support the Paris climate agreement as part of a public campaign announced Monday. "The Paris agreement is here to stay and the 29 articles of the Paris agreement are not to be renegotiated", he said Friday. Trump argued that the regulations former President Obama imposed to carry out this pledge hurt us workers, but said he was open to renegotiating the deal if it could be reworked to ... Read More

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Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law

Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law

Opposition lawmakers , led by human rights lawyer Edcel Lagman , filed a petition with the Supreme Court Monday, saying , the martial law declaration should be struck down for " utter lack of sufficient factual basis ". "The death group's area of operation has gone global", he added. A Philippines intelligence source said that of the 400-500 marauding fighters who overran Marawi City on the island of Mindanao last Tuesday, as many as 40 had recently come from overseas, including from ... Read More

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Trump will not block ex-FBI director's testimony

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks in Ypilanti Township, Michigan March 15, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington , DC, May 3, 2017 in a combination of file photos. Once it was over dinner - which Trump said Comey asked for because he wanted to keep his job, though Trump nearly immediately walked that claim back. Read More

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Universities with Qatar campuses monitor diplomatic chaos

Qatar hosts the largest U.S. airbase in the region , which is crucial in the fight against Islamic State group jihadists, and is set to host the 2022 football World Cup . Saudi Arabia accused Qatar on Monday of backing militant groups and broadcasting their ideology, an apparent reference to Qatar's influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera. Read More

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After London attack, Facebook says aims to be 'hostile environment' for terrorists

Moreover, May emphasized that democratic governments should participate in cyberspace regulation. Ironically, it's these returning jihadis dubbed as "moderate rebels" who are then committing the crimes. A statement from Nick Pickles, U.K. head of public policy at Twitter , said, "Terrorist content has no place on Twitter", adding that the company had suspended almost 400,000 accounts in the second half of 2016. Read More

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South Korea fires warning shots after North Korea launches unidentified projectile

South Korea fires warning shots after North Korea launches unidentified projectile

She said the missile did not go higher than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), according to preliminary data.The medium range missiles could be capable of reaching Japan and the USA military bases there.Experts have indicated that five of these photos, that appeared on page 3 of the daily, seem to have been taken when the missile was re-entering the lower atmosphere."If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea , we will call you out on it", Haley said. Read More

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