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Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Southwark Safer Neighbourhoods officer Inspector Jim Cole's shift on Saturday, 3 June started out like any normal weekend. Police have arrested 19 people in connection with the attack. "We are highly effective at preventing attacks in this country and we will step up a gear and do our level best to stop any further attacks". The London Bridge terrorists, who had a stash of Molotov cocktails in their van, wanted to use hostages as human shields in a bloody siege, police have revealed. Read More

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Footage shows last moments of London attack

Footage shows last moments of London attack

The non-metallic nature of the knives suggests the killers may have been concerned about metal detectors. Eight minutes after police were alerted, armed officers arrived at the scene and fired 46 rounds, killing all three men. He was travelling alone and with only a small amount of luggage on a one way ticket to Istanbul, and police believed his final destination was Syria. Read More

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Kin rush to funeral homes to see Manila dead

Kin rush to funeral homes to see Manila dead

Albayalde said the suspect shot a television set and set tables alight but did not shoot any person, which indicated that he did not have an intention to kill anyone and was not a terrorist. Dela Rosa said the suspect covered himself with blanket, used gasoline to torch himself. The man then started several fires before filling a backpack with casino chips worth around £1.7m. Read More

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United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

In an article for the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and to notice surging support for the opposition Labour Party. The TV channel said Foster had told them she would be travelling to London to meet May at her official Downing Street residence on Tuesday. It was also likely to seek to include Northern Ireland in the "Military Covenant", which ensures that veterans of the British armed ... Read More

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British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election

British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election

The Government I lead will put fairness and opportunity at the heart of everything we do, so that we fulfil the promise of Brexit together and - over the next five years - build a country in which no one and no community is left behind. The Conservatives won 318 out of 650 seats, throwing away a 17-seat majority. A source close to Davidson, who is gay, told the BBC: "The PM needs to remember there are more Scottish Conservatives than DUP MPs". Read More

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Clinton and Trump trade barbs on Twitter

Clinton and Trump trade barbs on Twitter

The fallout continues over the long laundry list of those Hillary Clinton blamed on Wednesday for her election loss to Donald Trump . "I had to inject money into it - the DNC - to keep it going". "Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a awful candidate". The rivalry between Hillary Clinton and the Obamas is nothing new, as Colin Powell once wrote, Clinton would only refer to President Obama as "that man" - and it seems more evidence showing the ... Read More

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Maharashtra farmers' strike: Leaders to meet government panel on Sunday

Maharashtra farmers' strike: Leaders to meet government panel on Sunday

The loan waiver for small and marginal farmers will push up states' fiscal deficit to 2.71% (budgeted: 1.53%) in FY'18 of gross state domestic product (GSDP), India Ratings said in a report. The conditions will be decided by a disciplinary committee comprising farmers and government, media reports said. Police case registered against farmers will be withdrawn except for cases where damage to public property has been proved. Read More

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India rejects Trump charge that it linked Paris climate accord for aid

India rejects Trump charge that it linked Paris climate accord for aid

The world is already laughing at this administration, if it had said it was ditching the accord because thousands of scientists are fake news, the hopes of ever being taken seriously would be slim to nil. We are saying 'We will do it. "Haley wouldn't address Trump's infamous claim that "the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive", saying only that, "[He] knows that it's changing and that the United States has to be ... Read More

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Theresa May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks

Theresa May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks

The DUP will not, apparently, join in a formal coalition with the Tories, but will support it on key votes in Commons - its ten MPs along with the Conservatives' 318 creates a bare majority of the 650 members. They have proven themselves to be socially regressive when it comes to LGBTQ matters, women's reproductive rights and their attitude towards indigenous languages. Read More

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Theresa May 'Alone And Friendless' After Election Defeat, Says Former Aide

Timothy said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash among many core voters. He also claimed that the Conservative party failed to notice the surge in Labour party support during the campaign. He said the two were so close to the PM that critical MPs believed that, unless they made way, she would not be able to change her leadership style to adopt a more "outgoing, inclusive, responsive, empathetic approach". Read More

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Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin attacks

Tehran yesterday hit out at Washington and Riyadh as tens of thousands attended the funerals for those slain in the first attacks in Iran claimed by the Islamic State group. Trump issued a statement after the attack offering condolences for the victims, while also taking a swipe at Iran. Garoosi also said that people and religious clerics in the predominantly Sunni province have been outraged by the terrorist attacks in Tehran , and have stepped up cooperation with the security ... Read More

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Election debacle leaves United Kingdom govt in minority on eve of Brexit talks

Election debacle leaves United Kingdom govt in minority on eve of Brexit talks

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond , would keep their jobs, May was expected to appoint a team that will take on one of the most demanding negotiations in British history. With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats. Beleaguered May is appointing new members of her government after several. "I was fairly straightforward with her and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more ... Read More

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Iran Detains 6 Persons Linked to Tehran Terror Attacks

Iran Detains 6 Persons Linked to Tehran Terror Attacks

The ministry previously said it had arrested 41 alleged IS members in the Kurdish provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan and also in Tehran . Iranian authorities have also arrested seven people it suspects of helping militants involved in attacks, a judiciary official said on Saturday. Reza Seifollahi, deputy chief of the Supreme National Security Council, told the independent newspaper Shargh that the male attackers were Iranian. Read More

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Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack

Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack

Attackers Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba wore the belts when they mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed people in nearby Borough Market on June 3. "Obviously we will be reviewing, for example, the number of armed officers we have and how they work, and a whole host of other things that are likely, from my point of view, to take more resources, and I will be asking for them". Read More

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Saudi Arabia and allies release Qatar 'terror list'

Saudi, Emirati and Bahraini citizens have been prohibited from traveling to Qatar. "We truly believe that the involvement of the president and the USA will bring this crisis to an end". On Friday, Qatar's foreign minister described the blockade as a violation of global law and said there was an attempt to mobilise worldwide opinion against the Gulf emirate. Read More

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France's Macron Faces Test in Parliamentary Elections

France's Macron Faces Test in Parliamentary Elections

French President Emmanuel Macron is eyeing a victory in the parliamentary elections kicked off on Sunday. Some 67,000 voting centres opened across the country at 8 am (local time) and will close at 8 pm, in larger cities. The latest opinion polls show that Macron's centrist Republic On the Move (LREM) Party could win at least 30 percent of the votes in the first round of parliamentary elections, while the conservative Republicans and its allies would get around 20 percent and the ... Read More

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Backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

Backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

The US and United Kingdom governments have yet to confirm Baghdadi's death so any claims should be taken with a pinch of salt for now. Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has a $25million bounty on his head, had been believed to be hiding out in the desert outside the besieged city of Mosul in northern Iraq after fleeing Raqqa in March. Read More

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No Other CM Has Done So Much For Poor Farmers: Mandsaur Protesters

Chouhan said the Government had extended Rs4,800 crore as relief amount to farmers when their soyabean crop was destroyed past year. He will hold the fast at Dussehra ground and discuss with farmers on their issues and demands. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said,"Shivraj Chouhan ji is known as the friend of the farmers and we all know that Madhya Pradesh has delivered the best results in the agricultural sector". Read More

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May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

The twin departures will ease some of the pressure on May, who was accused of ignoring party colleagues and taking unilateral decisions based on advice from her joint chiefs of staff, dubbed "toxic" by some Tories. She also claimed the atmosphere in morning meetings with Mrs May would be "terrible" if Ms Hill and Mr Timothy were present, with other officials believing they could not speak freely. Read More

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Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

Ms Davidson, who plans to marry her partner in the near future, said the prime minister assured her any Conservative deal with the party would not affect LGBTI rights. But, instead, support for her party declined dramatically, leaving her government far more precarious than before. The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, said: "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated". Read More

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Iran arrests two suspects linked to attacks in Tehran

The state-run IRNA news agency reported the increase Thursday, citing the head of the country's forensic center Ahmad Shojaei . Iran announced yesterday that it has arrested several people suspected of relation to the terror attacks. Although this is the first evidence of an IS presence inside Iran, the government has clashed in the past with both Kurdish Islamic militants and secular Kurdish separatists. Read More

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DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives

Foster said Friday it it would be "difficult" for May to continue in her role. It continued: "The talks so far have been positive". The Democratic Union Party's website has crashed as people woke this morning to google the group that may play kingmaker after the Tories fell short of a majority in the United Kingdom general election. Read More

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Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was also ready to start talks and hoped the United Kingdom general election would not have an impact. The risk of having no deal worries some in Britain, particularly businesses. In a note to clients, UBS wrote that a breakdown in talks was now more likely and would make it harder to reach a trade deal: "A tighter political balance could make it easier for Eurosceptics.to prevent the government from offering the compromises ... Read More

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Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Hogan said another British election might be needed to give a government a mandate to make the hard decisions required to secure a Brexit deal, as May was "very damaged" as a result of the poll. European Union leaders expressed concern that May's loss of her majority would raise the risk of negotiations failing, resulting in a legal limbo for people and business. Read More

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Egypt's El-Sissi praises Trump's stance on Qatar

The Russian Foreign Minister expressed his country's concern about the crisis of severing relations with Qatar and asserted Russia's support for resolving the crisis through dialogue. On Monday, the three Gulf countries ordered Qatari nationals to leave their countries within 14 days. The neighbors also resent Qatar's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood movement and its sponsorship of the pan-Arab satellite television network Al-Jazeera, which has given opposition figures a platform. Read More

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Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

Police believe a body recovered from the River Thames is French tourist Xavier Thomas, who has been missing since Saturday night's London Bridge attack . He was, however, charged with worldwide terrorism and recorded on intelligence files as a suspected foreign fighter. Police said they now had 10 people in custody after releasing two of the 12 people arrested on Sunday. Read More

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Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas

Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas

Giffords took the stage alongside her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly , who was in the Navy himself. "The U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords is strong and tough, just like her crew", Giffords said at the ceremony. "She came out of that experience with grace and faith that is nearly hard to imagine", Clinton said. "We ask so much of you. You make me proud, you make America proud", she added. Read More

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Afghan soldier kills 3 U.S. service members

The Afghan army soldier opened fire and killed the Americans, according to US and Afghan officials. A Taliban spokesperson told the New York Times that one of their members was behind the attack. "And our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these American heroes". "When heroes fall, Americans grieve", Pence said. The killings have bred fierce mistrust between local and foreign forces even as the rate of such incidents has dropped in recent years. Read More

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