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Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump's advisers

Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump's advisers

Schiff said the congressional investigations were vital because the FBI's probe wouldn't be public beyond possible indictments. Brennan's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee gave a much clearer view of how seriously USA intelligence took the Russian threat, and why the FBI began investigating it in July, well before the American public was aware of the allegations. Read More

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Family: Australian nurse died trying to aid attack victims

Thank you for all the overwhelming love and support from everyone", Ms Wallace said. "She was the most outgoing, kind and generous person who loved to help people", they said. "I appeal to all those who have news of #Xavier #Thomas who is missing". "Her parents can rightly be very proud of her". Another young man, Socaine Drz has been named by family as unaccounted for. Read More

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Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

If ISIS' claims are true, this would be the group's first major attack inside the Shia Muslim-majority country, which is one of the powers leading the fight against Islamic State militants in the region. "Some coward terrorists infiltrated one of the buildings of parliament". Speaker Ali Larijani dismissed the attacks, saying they were a "trivial matter". Read More

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Iran TV: 'Terrorists' attack Khomeini shrine

Iran TV: 'Terrorists' attack Khomeini shrine

The United States condemned the "terrorist" attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, which left 12 dead and dozens injured. Another official said they were dressed as women and entered through the visitors' entrance. Tehran was on lockdown, with streets blocked and parts of the metro closed. The statement says that Saudi Arabia "constantly supports takfiri terrorists" including the Islamic State group and the IS claim of responsibility "reveals their (Saudi Arabia's) hand in this barbaric action". Read More

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Police find body in Thames; likely 8th victim

Police find body in Thames; likely 8th victim

The Police added, "Specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have been searching the river since the night of the attack". Le Parisien daily newspaper named the dead man as 36-year-old Sebastian Belanger. All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges. Read More

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Aussie PM to demand stricter bail laws after deadly Melbourne terror attack

Aussie PM to demand stricter bail laws after deadly Melbourne terror attack

Khayre had come to the attention of New South Wales police and the Australian Federal Police back in 2009 when he was charged over a terror plot targeting Holsworthy barracks. The gunman killed the man with a sawn-off shotgun, held a Colombian woman hostage, tampered with his Global Positioning System bracelet and shot the three officers before dying in a hail of bullets. Read More

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Hillary slams Trump over tweet on London Mayor

Trump also stressed that his proposal was a "travel ban", a description his aides have disputed in the past. Up to now, the president had expressed his views only on Twitter . In a lengthy interview with Time magazine, Khan said the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency would potentially force him to meet and "engage with" US mayors - such as New York's Bill de Blasio and Chicago's Rahm Emmanuel - before the inauguration, while he knew he still could. Read More

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CMT Awards to feature stars from all genres and Hollywood

Lambert is scheduled to perform at the 2017 CMT Music Awards , which will air live from Nashville on Wednesday night (June 7) at 8PM ET (assuming she's out of that elevator in time). Carrie's up for Church Bells, while Keith's Blue Ain't Your Color earns him a mention. Country music's brightest stars are sure to show off their fashion sense during the special, which will only be broadcast online. Read More

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Defense ministry prepares for new environmental assessment on THAAD deployment

North Korea blamed the former conservative Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye administrations for ignoring the joint declarations and siding with other countries to tackle the regime. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson again urged China to do more to rein in North Korea, saying it should use its growing clout responsibly. At the time , analysts said this was an attempt to force Moon's hand and make it hard for his government to withdraw the system from South Korea. Read More

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Qatar says Saudi-led move to bar citizens breach of rights

Qatar was also expelled from a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen . Referring to tweets from US President Donald Trump yesterday about the diplomatic crisis, the Minister said that during Trump's recent visit to the region, he and the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani discussed the issue "that the funding of terrorism needs to be stopped by various countries". Read More

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USA says fight for Raqqa will be 'difficult'

In addition to the Kurdish and Arab forces, about 900 USA military troops are on the ground in Syria, mostly functioning in an advisory role for the Syrians and forming a cooperative anti-ISIS force called the Operation Inherent Resolve. The city is about 90 km (56 miles) from the border with Turkey. "The SDF have encouraged civilians to depart Raqqah so that they do not become trapped, used as human shields or become targets for ISIS snipers", the statement said. Read More

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North Korea 'poses a threat to us all': Mattis

The latest sanctions target North Korea's army and Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, its revenue from mining coal and minerals, and several overseas financial operations, according to the Treasury statement. Mattis cited Trump's trip to Brussels last month to meet with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders and the defense secretary himself going to Japan and South Korea within days of taking office as examples of how the United States is still involved on a world stage. Read More

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Watergate 'pales' compared to Trump claims

Watergate 'pales' compared to Trump claims

On the former, Clapper told Australia's National Press Club in Canberra that Trump's "internal assault" on America's institutions is driven by "paranoia and resentment of any doubt cast on the legitimacy of his election". How long Trump's attacks could continue before institutions were "irrevocably damaged" was unclear, he said. He went on to say that he would look to countries like Australia to "fill whatever void is created by the absence of USA leadership". Read More

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Presidential election on July 17

The tenure of President Pranab Mukherjee will on July 24. The voting, he said, would take place in the parliament house and in the state legislative assemblies, including Delhi and Puducherry. "The elector can have as many preferences as the number of candidates, but the marking of the first preference is compulsory for the ballot to be valid". Read More

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Significant dates in life of ex-Panamanian dictator Noriega

Significant dates in life of ex-Panamanian dictator Noriega

Noriega was put into a medically induced coma in March after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage. He also said that Noriega's daughters and his family deserves to bury him in peace. Noriega's tenure was marked by initial USA support, accusations of widespread corruption and collaboration with the global drug trade, and the U.S invasion of Panama. Read More

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White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements'

White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements'

Trump used Twitter Tuesday to take credit for USA allies like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia cutting off relations with Qatar, which hosts a major US military base. "Please understand the difference". Spicer's counterpart Sarah Huckabee Sanders also lamented the media obsession with the tweets and celebrated them as a way for Trump to speak directly and unfiltered to his followers, but regretting that the media obsesses "over every period, dot". Read More

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Warriors focus on National Basketball Association crown, not historic unbeaten run

Warriors focus on National Basketball Association crown, not historic unbeaten run

The sting of losing a seemingly insurmountable lead in last year's NBA Finals still sits with the Warriors , but the memory of what happened the last two years is more prominent today. "But just the way guys have been locked in, focused on the task at hand, I mean it's been a special thing". "It motivates us to win for him", said Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson , who hit 22 points. Read More

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Kerala HC rejects stay on Centre's cattle ban

Kerala HC rejects stay on Centre's cattle ban

The petition was filed by Congress legislator Hibi Eden and a group of beef traders in Kozhikode. It may be noted that the Madras High Court has already put a four-week stay on the ban , and also given the Tamil Nadu and Central governments four weeks' time to respond to the notices it has sent to them. Read More

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Now NGH BJP leader quits over cow slaughter row

Now NGH BJP leader quits over cow slaughter row

The resignation of Bachu Marak - a senior leader of the party in the North Garo Hills today - has triggered a crisis. According to data released by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in 2014, all eight Northeastern states except Tripura were among the top 10 most frequent consumers of beef or buffalo in the country. Read More

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Duterte to extremists: No talks even if you kill hostages

At one point, a gunman perched near the top of a building aimed a rifle at him and ordered him to put his weapon on the ground, Balo said. The AFP was not sold on the idea of a temporary cease-fire because it doubted the sincerity of the otehr side, and feared that the lull would allow the enemy to rest, regroup and find better vantage points to attack government troops. Read More

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Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert goes on

In this handout provided by "One Love Manchester" benefit concert Ariana Grande performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. It sucked. Grande canceled upcoming shows in London and Switzerland to prepare for Sunday's " One Love Manchester " concert. "Manchester, we're gonna be all right", she yelled. Read More

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Death toll rises to eight in London Bridge attack

Death toll rises to eight in London Bridge attack

British police said on Tuesday they believed Zaghba to be the third attacker, that he was an Italian national of Moroccan descent and that his family had been informed. Security has become a key issue in the run-up to Thursday's general election. But police said that they had no warning of a plot and that their investigation of Butt had been shelved. Read More

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