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Ohio State hires Butler basketball coach Chris Holtmann

Ohio State hires Butler basketball coach Chris Holtmann

Since the 1996-97 season, when current BU athletic director and then basketball coach Barry Collier led the Bulldogs to their first NCAA tournament since 1962, Butler has appeared in 14 NCAA tournaments. In his career as a head coach, Holtmann holds a 114-85 record. Holtmann was named as the league's Coach of the Year in March. Recruiting players to Butler and recruiting players to Ohio State is a different ball game. Read More

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Theresa May names top Tories to team after major election blow

Ms May remained frontrunner to lead the next government after insisting she would not resign despite falling short of 326 seats and criticism of her election campaign. Mr Wickham reported a "Pro-David Davis source" told him that Mr Johnson was the "massive favourite" to take over the reins of power, though the source added: "but when has the favourite ever won". Read More

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North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

The rocket, tested from a tracked mobile launcher, was a new weapon North Korea displayed for the first time in a military parade earlier this year, KCNA said. Two North Koreans have made a decision to defect to South Korea after being rescued last week from waters off the east coast of the peninsula, South Korea said on Thursday. Read More

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Two suspects arrested for Tehran terror attack

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the White House comments "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. Iran denounced Donald Trump's reaction to deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran as "repugnant" today after the USA president warned the nation is reaping what it sows. Read More

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Korea Launches Scud-class Ballistic Missile

Korea Launches Scud-class Ballistic Missile

The U.S. Pacific Command says the launch came near the town of Wonsan on North Korea's east coast. "Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea ", Abe said on Japanese television. South Korea President Moon Jae-In scheduled a meeting of the national security council to assess the launch from their neighbor. "The flight range is about 450km (280 miles)", the statement said, adding that South Korean and U.S. Read More

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London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

The latest arrests come on the eve of Britain's general election on Thursday, after a political campaign marred by the London attack and a suicide bombing in Manchester last month. All three were shot and killed Saturday night as they rampaged through central London on the London Bridge and into Borough Market. Butt had appeared in a documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ", broadcast previous year by Britain's Channel 4, as part of a group of men who unfurled an Islamic State ... Read More

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Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?

Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?

They suggested that Butt was not "radicalised" in Pakistan, and that the family does not have links to religious parties. He had claimed that his organisation Al-Muhajiroun, which was banned in Britain and Pakistan at that time, had widespread support amongst the Lal Masjid students. Read More

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Qatar won't back down in face of pressure: minister

The Turkish military will ensure the safety of Qatar, said Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani. In an interview published by Saudi Arabic daily Asharq Al Awsat, Bahraini Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed said conditions posed by the four countries for a resolution of the crisis were "crystal clear". Read More

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Confirmed: 2 Australians Killed in the London Terror Attack

She described herself as "just your average dreamer, with a full time job and a constant longing to go where I haven't been". She told reporters on Wednesday that he had changed in the a year ago. Boats from the police marine unit and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have been searching the river . Sara was the second Australian to be killed in the attack after her friend, Kirsty Boden , was pronounced dead. Read More

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Vote Puts Diminished UK Leader in Brexit Talks

Vote Puts Diminished UK Leader in Brexit Talks

Donald Tusk, the former Polish premier who will oversee the process as chair of European Union national leaders' summits, also stressed there was "no time to lose" and a need for London and Brussels to cooperate to minimise disruption for people, businesses and governments across Europe when Britain walks out in 22 months. Read More

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ISIS claims attack in Iran

The twin attacks carried out in Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini on Wednesday are a powerful reminder that no nation on the planet can consider itself immune to the ravages of terrorism. But the BBC reported that only one security guard was killed in Parliament. The siege lasted for hours, and one of the attackers blew himself up inside, according to Iran's state TV. Read More

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Brazil's electoral court keeps Temer in office

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), considering charges that Mr Temer's election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money, was deeply split. "Even the rocks know that the political environment is contaminated". Mendes, as well as justices Napoleão Nunes Maia, Admar Gonzaga and Tarcísio Vieira, argued against allowing the Odebrecht testimony. Read More

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Turkish MPs approve troop deployment to Qatar base

Turkish MPs approve troop deployment to Qatar base

VOA's Turkish Service said the protesters were Kurdish supporters of pro-Kurdish lawmaker Selahattin Demirtas who were calling for his release from prison. "There are concerning developments in the region for us". "We do not consider sanctions against Qatar effective", he said during a meeting with AKP activists. Read More

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Naga insurgent group chief SS Khaplang dies in Myanmar

Naga insurgent group chief SS Khaplang dies in Myanmar

The Hemi Naga tribal of Myanmar was suffering from diabetes for a long time. The 78-year-old Naga rebel leader had died of a diabetic stroke in Myanmar yesterday. A message received allegedly from Manipur has claimed that NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang has died. The group subsequently involved in series of attacks on armed forces including the attack on 6 Dogra Regiment Convoy in Chandel district of Manipur on June 4 killing 20 Army personnel. Read More

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A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain

Ms May, who campaigned against Brexit previous year, had demanded a clean break from the European Union single market and called a snap election hoping for a big majority to strengthen her negotiating hand. May called for the snap election just seven weeks ago, rather than waiting until the next scheduled national election in 2020. Conservative MP and former minister Anna Soubry said May "is in a very hard place. Read More

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'There's nothing to negotiate' with Qatar, Emirati diplomat says

Trump said Friday that he was "committing the United States to Article 5", referring to an article in the NATO treaty that says one member is an attack on all members and binds the allies to come to that country's defense. Would-be mediators, including U.S. President Donald Trump and Kuwait's ruling emir, have struggled to ease a crisis that Qataris say has led to a blockade of their nation. Read More

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Speller from Gray is flawless in early rounds at national spelling bee

Speller from Gray is flawless in early rounds at national spelling bee

EST. Ria Sai , a 13-year-old student at Mechanicsburg Middle School, correctly spelled "psychomachy", a word the Merriam-Webster dictionary defined as "a conflict of the soul". Coach Gracie Walters has worked with him nearly daily for the past several years and traveled to see him at the national competition. Kumar qualified for the National Bee after winning the 2017 California Central Valley Spelling Bee in March. Read More

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Police identify lone gunman behind Philippine casino attack

Authorities in the Philippines had earlier stated that the attack on Resorts World Manila and deaths of the 36 victims was not the work of the Islamic State group, even before the identity of the gunman was established. Abella said what transpired in Resorts World Manila last Friday is nothing more but a criminal act. In 2014, Philippine newspapers had reported that Carlos was sacked from his job at the government's Finance Department "for grave misconduct and neglect of duty" because ... Read More

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Trump to conservatives: 'We are under siege'

Trump to conservatives: 'We are under siege'

The event is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. But hours before the president arrived to make his first public comments of the day, Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that Trump tried to get him to pledge loyalty and drop an investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. Read More

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Kiermaier out 2 months with fractured hip

Kiermaier out 2 months with fractured hip

He had two errors in 105 games last season. The 27-year-old IN native has a.329 on-base percentage with 10 stolen bases and seven home runs through 62 games this season after signing a six-year, $53.5 million contract extension. "You're really happy just because there's so many games where you've got to go out there and grind it out", Cobb said. Peter Bourjos and Colby Rasmus , both new additions this season, provide center field depth behind Smith. Read More

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Backed forces fighting Islamic State enter Syria stronghold of Raqqa

Backed forces fighting Islamic State enter Syria stronghold of Raqqa

Amid the advances, it was reported by local media activists and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that an internet cafe in Jazrah was hit in a coalition airstrike, killing 17. The anti-IS coalition have dropped leaflets on Raqqa, instructing civilians on how to flee the city safely. They are expected to progress from the district into neighbouring Al-Senaa and the Observatory said some of the overnight strikes targeted the area between the two districts. Read More

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Trump speaks to Saudi king as Gulf crisis deepens

He offered no documents to support his claim, but Western officials long have accused Qatar's government of allowing or even encouraging funding of some Sunni extremists. USA authorities said Russia's goal may have been to sow discord between the U.S. and its allies in the region. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, his son, became Qatar's ruling emir in 2013, but Sheikh Hamad still looms large in the tight, insular world of Qatari ruling family politics. Read More

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Battle for Marawi resumes after 4-hour lull; 179 freed

Government Peace Implementing Panel chair Irene Santiago said also on Friday that a peace corridor has been set up in Lanao del Sur to help safely move people and goods.The government has been unable to meet its self-imposed June 2 deadline to flush out extremists in Marawi City after the troops faced some difficulties, including the rebels' use of civilians as human shields. Read More

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Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

Drifting toward the back of the net, Crosby made a flawless backhand pass to Conor Sheary, who deposited the puck into the net to give Pittsburgh a 4-0 lead 79 seconds into the middle frame. The night started with a catfish throw. Maybe, but Nashville appeared a step quicker in its home building, pouring in nine goals and handing Penguins goalie Matt Murray the first back-to-back playoff losses of his young career. Read More

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UAE citizens showing sympathy toward Qatar to receive jail time

UAE citizens showing sympathy toward Qatar to receive jail time

The network has been in the crosshairs in the current dispute, and other Gulf countries blocked it in late May. Despite making firm commitments on many occasions, including the Riyadh Agreement in 2014, "the Qatari government has continued to fund and provide safe havens and shelter for terrorist organizations such as Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda", said Al-Jaber. Read More

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