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Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

It also said that the Islamic republic is after hunting the commandment centers of the terrorist beyond the borders. "It (the attacks ) will not damage our nation's determination to fight terrorism. It was not clear when the five men returned to Iran ahead of Wednesday's attacks. It said they were part of a network that entered Iran in July-August 2016 under the leadership of "high-ranking Daesh commander" Abu Aisha intending to carry out "terrorist operations in religious cities". Read More

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Up high? Too slow! Corbyn's high-five ends in awkward thud

Up high? Too slow! Corbyn's high-five ends in awkward thud

After Labour won 41 per cent of the vote he faced calls on social media to put his money (and his book) where his mouth is. If, however, that does happen, he would happily eat his new Brexit book. "I did say I would eat this book". "I'm a man of my word". The University of Kent professor has co-authored the book that he was seen eating, "Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the European Union ". Read More

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Record number of women and LGBT lawmakers elected in United Kingdom elections

Record number of women and LGBT lawmakers elected in United Kingdom elections

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the Prime Minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with Democratic Unionist Party. Without a majority , she could be forced to seek consensus on the approach she takes, potentially by performing a U-turn on single market membership and protecting the economy at the expense of new immigration controls. Read More

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London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck, police say

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck, police say

Relatives of the Spanish victim in the London Bridge attack last week say they would like to take the body of Ignacio Echeverria back to Spain as soon as the autopsy scheduled for Friday is conducted. After his payment was declined, Butt and his two accomplices rented a smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before they leapt from the vehicle and went on a stabbing rampage in an attack that left eight people dead and almost 50 people injured. Read More

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GST rates revised for 7-8 items

GST rates revised for 7-8 items

The one day Meeting will also be attended among others by the Finance Ministers of different States and UTs (having elected assembly) being the members of the GST Council. Presently, entertainment tax is levied by individual states. Those opting for the scheme will have to pay tax at the rate of 1% for the trading community, 2% for those engaged in manufacturing, and 5% for restaurants, Mr. Read More

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Trump complains about Germany's trade, military spending policies on Twitter

Trump complains about Germany's trade, military spending policies on Twitter

Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel followed her and blasted the United States , saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies. stand against the interest of the European Union ". "Germany is a large, reliable and trustworthy partner for us", he added. Trump met with Merkel in the White House on March 17. Spicer maintained the president views Germany and Europe more broadly as an important USA ally and welcomes calls by Merkel for Europe to take on a greater ... Read More

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Mattis presses China on North Korea, South China Sea

The defence chief spoke directly to concerns America might grant concessions to China to ensure cooperation on North Korea, saying the issue was not "binary" and that the United States would continue to pressure Beijing elsewhere. "If we are to seek peace and prosperity, we need to summon our reserves". The North says it needs nuclear weapons to forestall the threat of U.S. attack. Read More

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Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

Subban, especially after the two yapped at each other at the end of Game 3 in Nashville. "Opportunities like this, they don't come around often, so you want to make the majority", Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said. The Predators are 9-1 at home in the playoffs, a place they will need to be a haven once again if they want to extend their improbable Cup run - and a flat-out odd final - back to Pittsburgh. Read More

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UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) with Northern Irish First Minister and DUP Leader Arlene Foster (left) and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right), in 2016. The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy. "It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them)", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female partner. Read More

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Tehran Terrorist Attacks Revenge on Democracy: Rouhani

Two guards, 10 government staffers and five civilians were killed in the attacks that simultaneously targeted the country's parliament and the shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In this author's opinion, the threat by ISIS, or what will remain of it as an underground terrorist network, to Iranian territory and interests will grow after ISIS is defeated militarily. Read More

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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

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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