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US special forces helping Philippines troops to end city siege

US special forces helping Philippines troops to end city siege

The announcement of U.S. help in the embattled southern region comes after Duterte has sought to reduce the Philippines' reliance on the United States and build much closer ties with China and Russian Federation. A military helicopter prepares to land as fighting continues in Marawi on Friday. "We don't have adequate surveillance equipment, so we asked the USA military for assistance". Read More

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Nick Clegg in shock 'Portillo moment', O'Mara wins

Nick Clegg in shock 'Portillo moment', O'Mara wins

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg lost his seat to the Labour Party in Sheffield Hallam. O'Mara has been speaking to our reporter Ben Fearn on his first day in the job. 'The Labour party vote didn't go up very much, mine didn't go down very much, ' he said. "But overall results show the SNP will win a majority of the seats in this country and a majority of the votes". Read More

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Qatar FM to AP: No one has 'right to blockade my country'

They have imposed what Qatar says is a blockade of shipping and air traffic and closed Qatar's only land border, causing panic buying at supermarkets and provoking confusion and anxiety across the population. Germany has called for diplomatic efforts to resolve a growing crisis over Qatar, which is accused by four Arab neighbours of funding terrorism. The Arab Sunni nations accuse Qatar of supporting radical groups, including allowing or encouraging financial support. Read More

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Corbyn cuts Tories' poll lead again

Corbyn cuts Tories' poll lead again

He said: "They would obviously be for people looking for work, the vast majority will be for people coming out of our schools and our colleges and our universities, and we will not allow anyone to only recruit overseas for jobs here". Corbyn and other party leaders have blamed May's foreign policy and her cuts on security budgets as the main reasons for the UK's vulnerability to such attacks. Read More

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No one can be punished on basis of suspicions, doubts: Hussain

No one can be punished on basis of suspicions, doubts: Hussain

Imran Khan said that PML-N leaders have no loyal workers, they use Punjab police to exert their force on people because their own so called workers abandon them in their bad times. In previous sessions with the JIT, Hussain Nawaz explained variations in his account with regard to the family's London flats and submitted a record of the establishment, sale and purchase of Al-Azizia Steel Mills in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Steel Mills in the United Arab Emirates and further investments in steel and ... Read More

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Two Australians confirmed dead in London Bridge terror attack

Two Australians confirmed dead in London Bridge terror attack

Ms Zelenak and Ms Goncalves, both au pairs working in Herne Hill in south London , had met on the train. Alexandre Pigeard , 27, has also been named by French media as one of the seven people killed. Dozens more people were injured - some critically - after the rampage on the bridge and in nearby Borough Market . At the launch of the 2018 Invictus Games at Sydney's Admiralty House today, the Prince began his speech by saying: "I'd like to start by sending my thoughts to those affected ... Read More

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UK election shock could delay, soften Brexit

But former chancellor George Osborne, sacked from the Cabinet by Mrs May and now editor of the Evening Standard, told ITV: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then she I doubt will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader". Read More

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Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony: 'total and complete vindication'

Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony: 'total and complete vindication'

He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over M Flynn's contacts with Moscow's ambassador. "Those were lies, plain and simple ", Comey said. US President Donald Trump has broken his silence on Twitter after James Comey's explosive testimony to accuse the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief of perjury. Read More

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General Election results 2017

The Labour Party, which exceeded expectations to win 266 seats, will continue to pile on pressure on Theresa May to resign - and she will continue to resist, in the name of "stability". "Let's put our minds together on striking a deal ", Michel Barnier said. After two shocks at British polling booths in as many years, some European neighbors are running out of patience, while others see signs of hope for a more stunted Brexit. Read More

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Comey: I kept records on Trump because I thought he might 'lie'

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said he he kept notes on his meetings with the president because he was concerned Trump might lie about the nature of their conversations. Trump's leaker reference is in regard to Comey's testimony that he provided a memo to a close friend so that it could be leaked to the press. Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9, admitting later that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind ... Read More

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Qatar blames current crisis on fake news inserted by hackers

Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Egypt , Yemen and the United Arab Emirates - as well as Libya - have all cut ties with Qatar over the country's alleged links to extremist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood . "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence", Tillerson said . The secretary of State said the emir of Qatar has made progress in curbing financial support for extremist groups, "but he must do more and he ... Read More

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Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis

Adel al-Jubeir spoke Wednesday after meeting his German counterpart in Berlin. Qatar relies heavily on food imports, especially those coming over its only land border with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's al Watan newspaper published what it said was a list of eight "extremist organizations" seen as working to destabilize the region from Qatar , including Qatar's al Jazeera news channel, that were targeted by Gulf Arab states. Read More

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LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

Kerr mockingly agreed, saying after the Warriors' shootaround that "the game gets worse as time goes on" and "players are less talented than they used to be". They made tough shots, they got it rolling. One team is trying to make history, the other desperately hoping to avoid a repeat of it. Iguodala's line: 4 points (2-of-4 shooting from the field, 0-of-2 from the line), four assists, two blocks and one rebound. Read More

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Kansas man faces hate crime indictment in bar shooting

Kansas man faces hate crime indictment in bar shooting

The indictment alleges Purinton shot Kuchibhotla and Madasani due to their perceived race, color, religion and national origin. A third count in the indictment charges Purinton with violating a federal firearms statute by discharging a firearm at Kuchibhotla, Madasani, and the third man, Ian Grillot , during those crimes of violence. Read More

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Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism blacklist by four Arab states

Analysts say the crisis is in part an extension of a 2014 dispute, when Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain temporarily recalled their ambassadors from Doha over Qatari support for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood . He added that it hurts USA business activities and the US effort to fight the terror group ISIS. The State Department had said the us learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties . Read More

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No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber falls at French Open

Mattek-Sands, the world number 117, will now lock horns with 2010 Roland Garros finalist Sam Stosur of Australia to book her place in the third round. "I'm happy with the game, of course", Kvitova said, "but I mean, it wasn't really about the game today". Last year, she fell to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Read More

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Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

The president did not limit his call for greater action against terrorism to Qatar alone but instead urged " Qatar and other nations in the region to do more to combat terrorism and do it faster". On Friday, Qatar's foreign minister described the blockade as a violation of worldwide law and said there was an attempt to mobilise global opinion against the Gulf emirate. Read More

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Trump's Personal Attorney Denies Comey Allegations, Says Comments Vindicate President

During his testimony , Comey admitted to leaking copies of memo notes he wrote after conversations with Trump to a friend with the idea that it would wind up in the media. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting Flynn go". "I took it as, this is what he wants me to do". "I took it as a very disturbing thing and very concerning, but that's a conclusion that I'm sure the special counsel will work towards to try and understand what the intention was there and whether that's an offense". Read More

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Catalonia Independence Vote Rejected by Spanish Government

Catalonia Independence Vote Rejected by Spanish Government

The government of Catalonia says it has been open to negotiating the terms of the referendum or coming to an agreement, but has been ignored by Madrid. The AP reports the latest polls show that a majority of people in Catalonia support holding a referendum , but far fewer support actually separating from Spain: just 44.3 percent support a split. Read More

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London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

Spanish authorities have said Ignacio Echeverria , a 39-year-old banking analyst who fought off terrorists with his skateboard, was also murdered. All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges. He was also arrested on "suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts", police said. But Butt, 27, was not the typical resident of the East London neighborhood of Barking. Read More

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EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

The Prime Minister had called for the snap election back in April . The opposite happened as she lost her majority and undermined her own authority as prime minister. "As of now, I don't see any obstacles for negotiations to start as expected", said Merkel. But he added, "I don't think we should read these results as calling into question the stance on Brexit which was clearly expressed by the British people". Read More

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