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Australian TV journalist hit by bullet in Philippines city

Marawi , the most important Muslim city in the mainly Catholic Philippines, is facing a struggle between the government forces and hundreds of militants fighting under the black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group. In another post, he tweeted: "Thanks everyone - I'm okay". According to The Guardian , Harvey's condition is stable and immediately after he was out of surgery he published on Twitter that "he is ok" despite the fact the bullet is still in his neck. Read More

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Northern Ireland's DUP says talks with Conservatives to continue in London

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds arriving at 10 Downing Street . "Although I don't expect it suddenly to collapse, because there's a broad consensus that wishes it to continue, I think we have to take care with it and take care that everything we do does not exaggerate the underlying differences that still are there in the Northern Ireland community". Read More

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Growing frenzy erupts outside court as Cosby jury deliberates

Most of the jurors looked tired when the judge agreed to send them back to their hotel late Tuesday night. Cosby , who called all the encounters consensual, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The jury which includes one Black man and one Black woman, began deliberating the evening of June. 12. He said she didn't show any ill effects from the medicine, nor did she object as he groped her. Read More

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Special counsel Mueller determining whether POTUS obstructed justice

Special counsel Mueller determining whether POTUS obstructed justice

Recent reports have said Trump also requested help from Coats and Rogers to pressure Comey to end the investigation into Flynn's activities. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing former FBI Director James Comey , Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to talk about that now". Read More

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Police foil new terror plot as they arrest three people planning attack

Police foil new terror plot as they arrest three people planning attack

Italian officials said suspicions about him had been shared with British authorities. Butt and Redouane both lived in Barking in suburban east London . The announcement came on the eve of Britain's general election . Witnesses described seeing the 39-year-old Echeverria using a skateboard against attackers before he fell to the ground during last Saturday's attacks on and near London Bridge . Read More

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No new date for Brexit talks after European Union meeting

No new date for Brexit talks after European Union meeting

The UK government's Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , agreed on Thursday that official divorce talks will begin Monday, June 19. But May's predecessor, David Cameron, said there would be pressure after last week's surprise for a "softer" Brexit that gave greater priority to a close trading deal with the EU. Read More

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Brexit negotiations to go ahead on Monday, Government confirms

Brexit negotiations to go ahead on Monday, Government confirms

While British Prime Minister Theresa May insists she will follow the results of last year's Brexit referendum, her disastrous showing in elections last week has raised fresh questions about how - and if - Britain will leave the bloc. "I'm not going to comment on statements by others". The UK's Brexit minister, David Davis, will open divorce talks in Brussels next week with an offer to allow the three million European Union citizens living in Britain the same rights that they have now, the ... Read More

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Fire engulfs tower block in west London

Fire engulfs tower block in west London

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to visit the scene of the tragedy later on Thursday to speak with emergency services and ensure that they have the resources they need to deal with the situation. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never, ever seen anything of this scale", Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said. "This was just done to tart it up and match the nearby building". Read More

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N. Korea says it freed US student over humanitarian reasons

N. Korea says it freed US student over humanitarian reasons

Warmbier was released by North Korea, where he was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. In an editorial, it also called for the Trump administration to rev up sanctions on the North. A statement issued in NY by a Rodman publicist said the former National Basketball Association player is in the rare position of being friends with the leaders of both North Korea and the United States. Read More

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Thousands face luggage 'shambles' after Heathrow system failure

Thousands face luggage 'shambles' after Heathrow system failure

The airport said via Twitter that an issue with its baggage systems was to blame and that two terminals, which are primarily used by British Airways and American Airlines , were affected. Travellers were told to pack essential items in their hand luggage as their checked luggage might not make it onto flights. The Dreamliner aircraft will join the new 737-900 aircraft the company has purchased, which are already operating on European routes, making the El Al plane fleet younger and less ... Read More

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Trump '100 per cent' willing to testify on Comey

Trump '100 per cent' willing to testify on Comey

Asked on Friday which version she would believe, Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said it was possible Comey misremembered or misinterpreted some of their exchanges. "Anyone who has ever worked with Jim as far as I know, certainly speaking for myself, holds him in incredibly high esteem", said Sharon McCarthy, who worked for him at the US attorney's office. Read More

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Lesotho Prime Minister's Wife Killed Day Before His Inauguration

Lesotho Prime Minister's Wife Killed Day Before His Inauguration

Deputy President and SADC Facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday join regional and global leaders in Lesotho for the inauguration of the Prime Minister-elect Tom Thabane , the Presidency confirmed on Thursday. Thabane's office was unreachable for comment. Chriselda Lewis tweeted that Lipolelo Thabane's killing comes on the eve of her estranged husband Tom Tabane's inauguration. Read More

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Australia to hold first nationwide gun amnesty in 21 years

Australia to hold first nationwide gun amnesty in 21 years

Keenan told reporters: "We're living in a time when our national security environment has deteriorated". The government estimates there are 260,000 illegal guns in the community. "I'd be shocked if they handed those firearms in". "My expectation is it's probably not going to be the case that we would have hardened criminals, for example, who have made a big effort to get hold of illegal guns necessarily handing them in", Keenan said. Read More

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Death toll of 12 expected to rise in London tower block fire

An analysis report by the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), which described "many contributory factors", said the first fire crews on the scene saw that the blaze had already swept up the external walls and balconies over approximately six levels and "only six minutes later, crews reported back that fire had reached the roof of the building above the 21st floor". Read More

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Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door

Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door

Tillerson's announcement comes as former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman is paying a return visit to North Korea . The recluse regime has been put under economic sanctions due to the nation's missile tests. The controversial interview drew criticism activists, who said that Rodman was ignorant of North Korean human rights issues . He spoke on condition of anonymity because the ministry had not issued a formal statement. Read More

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The Gaza Energy Crisis: A Catch-22

The electricity cuts comes amid failed attempts of unity talks between the Fatah-led PA government and the Hamas-led Gazan government. We need electricity for our daily life. Israeli rights group B'Tselem on Tuesday decried the power cuts, and called on Israel not to "shirk" its responsibilities in the Strip. Mukhaimer Abu Saada, a political scientist in Gaza, said he does not see the blockade being lifted until Hamas gives up power in the strip. Read More

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House back in session as lawmakers offer prayers for wounded

House back in session as lawmakers offer prayers for wounded

Earlier Thursday, President Donald Trump commented on the congressman's condition, saying Scalise was "in some trouble" but that he hoped the congressman would be OK. Every year, with a few interruptions, Senate and House members of each party solidify friendships off the floor and on the field. The targets? 25 GOP members of Congress who were practicing for an upcoming game against their Democratic peers. Read More

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Trump, First Lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

MedStar Washington Hospital Centre, where Mr Scalise is receiving treatment, said in a statement the congressman "sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip", and that he will need additional surgeries. Lawmakers noted their good fortune in having armed protectors on hand - "Thank God", they exclaimed over and over - and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll. Read More

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Flames Stripped Building Cladding in London High-Rise Fire

Flames Stripped Building Cladding in London High-Rise Fire

Smoke was still wafting out of the shell of the Grenfell Tower this morning 32 hours after fire engulfed the building in the early hours of yesterday and turned it into a huge flaming torch in minutes. There were believed to be around 600 people in Grenfell Tower in west London when the fire started before dawn on Wednesday and dozens are still missing. Read More

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Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May orders full public inquiry

Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May orders full public inquiry

Smoke was still wafting out of the shell of the Grenfell Tower on Thursday morning, 30 hours after fire engulfed the building in the early hours of Wednesday and turned it into a huge flaming torch in a matter of minutes. After visiting emergency teams at the scene of the blaze in west London , Mrs May said a proper public investigation was needed to establish what happened. Read More

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Korea willing to enter talks if North stops nuclear, missile tests: Moon

Korea willing to enter talks if North stops nuclear, missile tests: Moon

The President urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear development, adding that the DPRK's nuclear and missile developments posted a serious threat to peace and stability in the region. Since his presidential campaign, Moon has said he means to reach a new agreement while respecting previous inter-Korean agreements. "North Korea wants to encourage the Trump administration to move away from a policy of maximum pressure, which has garnered few results, to a more diplomatic footing", he said. Read More

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Haley says Trump believes climate is changing

Haley says Trump believes climate is changing

On Thursday, the White House had tweeted , "The Paris Accord is a bad deal for Americans", and linked to a video which said the agreement "undermines" U.S. The largest of the many USA rallies organized as a March for Truth appeared to be in NY, where as many as 3,000 anti-Trump protesters descended on Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, with some shouting "Liar!" or "Lock him up!" or "Take back America!" But since becoming president, he has not offered an opinion. Read More

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No deal yet between UK Conservatives and DUP to back PM May

May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result after calling a vote three years early in the hope of bolstering her slim majority, only to actually lose seats. Mr Corbyn warned against a " coalition of chaos " between the Conservatives and the DUP and said Labour was ready to provide " strong and stable leadership", mocking two slogans used by Mrs May during the campaign . Read More

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Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante

Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante

Special counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading the Department of Justice investigation into Russian election meddling, is investigating President Trump for possible obstruction of justice. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, said such a move would "be the last straw" for many in Congress and would have "echoes of Watergate", when President Richard Nixon dismissed special prosecutor Archibald Cox over Cox's subpoenas for White House tapes. Read More

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Congressman who rose to powerful job still rooted back home

Congressman who rose to powerful job still rooted back home

Mr. Scalise, the Republican chief whip, was at a practice session for the annual baseball match between Republican and Democratic lawmakers scheduled for Thursday to raise money for charities. He later died of his injuries, Trump told the nation from the White House. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Mr Ryan said, to prolonged applause. Read More

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London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal

The proposed deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and confidence motions. The Orange Lodge of Portadown, a fraternal order of anti-Catholics that counts among its members David Simpson, one of the DUP's 10 members of Parliament, issued a statement over the weekend calling on the party to use its leverage with the prime minister to get her to permit its annual parade to once again pass through Catholic areas. Read More

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sarcastically offers former FBI Director James Comey asylum

Russian President Vladimir Putin sarcastically offers former FBI Director James Comey asylum

Comparing Comey to Snowden, Putin said , "It makes him not a security service director, but a civil activist advocating a certain belief". Vladimir Putin compared Mr Comey to U.S. "Those who violate the law must answer for these violations". One caller, who claimed to be an American man in Arizona, asked Putin about "racist Russophobia" in the United States . Read More

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Moscow court jails opposition leader for 30 days

Moscow court jails opposition leader for 30 days

Regardless of his arrest, anti-corruption rallies have taken place all over Russian Federation, ending up with hundreds, possibly even thousands of arrests of demonstrators. But across Russian Federation more than 100 protests inspired by him went ahead. Russian authorities have arrested a prominent opposition leader before he was reaching the site of a mass protest rally in the capital Moscow . Read More

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US, CentAm officials meet as Trump signals shift

US, CentAm officials meet as Trump signals shift

USA and Central American officials found common ground Thursday on the benefits of economic development as a way to fight violence and drug trafficking and reduce illegal immigration. "On the contrary, a prosperous and peaceful Central America is America's best investment in support of its people and, of course, a great investment for us". Read More

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'Will not be silenced' Sen. Kamala Harris interrupted by male colleagues again

No one is getting away with anything with Harris , who served as the California attorney general before coming to Capitol Hill. Its symptoms were so wide-ranging as to render the term nearly totally meaningless except as a way to pathologize women's behavior, but they often included nervousness , irritability, so-called " modification of character " and even seizures . Read More

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