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Fears for 2000 people trapped in Philippine city battle

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Iligan City, 38 km (24 miles) away, was overflowing with evacuees and was on lockdown over fears that fighters had sneaked out of Marawi by blending in with civilians. A paper sign attached to one of the men indicated that the victims had "betrayed their faith", the police said. Munafiq is their label for Muslims who are for them are not religiously professing Islam, like not being able to recite some important verses in the Qur'an, an Army imam, who has relatives in Marawi City, told ... Read More »

Unknown if Flynn will comply with subpoena

For example, Republicans never heard testimony from Hillary Clinton's former technology aide about her private email server despite a subpoena and committee vote to hold him in contempt. Flynn is a key figure in both the FBI investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller and in separate Senate and House inquiries. The House intelligence committee is asking for more government documents - this time about the ouster of FBI Director Jim Comey and conversations he had with ... Read More »

Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will quit Paris climate deal

The US president tweeted he would make his final decision on the Paris Agreement after his return to Washington. Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the Paris accord that was concluded in 2015 between 194 countries as the full compliance with the agreement would reduce US GDP by $2.5 trillion over the next decade, explaining that it means "factories and plants closing all over the country". Read More »

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia

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Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said it was "obviously very concerning" if a key Trump campaign figure was possibly seeking secret communications during the transition period with a country that intelligence experts say intervened in the 2016 US presidential election. Read More »

Five odd moments from Trump's Israel trip

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The US President chose not to talk about settlements , negotiations the US Embassy or a two state solution . "Making peace, however, will not be easy, we all know - both sides will face tough decisions - but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal", Trump said. Read More »

Missing 3-year-old boy: Hunt on in national forest near Houston

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Search crews are on the hunt for a 3-year-old boy, only identified. He was treated at the scene for minor scrapes and dehydration. "The little boy was found in good condition and he is being transported to the hospital", Walker County deputy emergency management coordinator Sherri Pegoda said. Read More »

Inter Milan confirm Manchester United interest in Ivan Perisic

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Perisic has scored 11 goals and registered eight assists in 36 Serie A appearances for Inter in the 2016/17 season. The Croatian worldwide, who is known for his attacking prowess and his strength, has been linked to many clubs like Manchester United , Chelsea and PSG in recent times. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

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On Monday May was forced to backtrack on one of her Conservative Party's most high-profile election pledges to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her opinion poll lead halved. Ms Sturgeon told Andrew Neil as during a BBC interview that "if there was to be a hung parliament of course we would look to be part of a progressive alliance that pursued progressive policies". Read More »

Ariana Grande Offers to Pay for Funerals of Concert Bombing Victims

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Police in Manchester, England , made a decision to stop sharing some intelligence with the US after details from their ongoing terrorism investigation were apparently leaked to the American press, the city's mayor told CNN . And the prime minister very tactfully signaled her displeasure. She was leaving concert when the blast struck, remembering an intense ringing but not entirely aware that she was bleeding badly from her legs. Read More »

McCain: Kushner's Reported Push For Russia Backchannel Not 'Standard'

McCain noted that "saw no evidence that they succeeded, but they tried and still trying". He then accused Russian Federation of also trying to hack the French Presidential election. "I don't think it's standard procedure prior to the inauguration of the president of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position", he said. Read More »

Jason Chaffetz Leaving Congress June 30th

Rep. Jason Chaffetz , R-Utah, chairman of one of the key congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, said Thursday he will resign from Congress effective June 30. But his role as a founder of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus has made him less appealing to the mainstream conservatives who make up the bulk of the Steering Committee. Read More »

Manchester Terrorists Are 'Evil Losers In Life'

He also said that he is looking forward to working with those two leaders to achieve sustainable peace and to work with president Abbas on several important issues, such as confronting terrorism and using available capabilities to develop the Palestinian economy. Read More »

5 killed in Jakarta bombing

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The explosions occurred a a few minutes apart around 9pm local time at a Trans Jakarta bus stop near the Kampung Melayu terminal. West Java Police and Densus 88 - the National Police's counter-terror unit - on Thursday (25/05) searched a house belonging to the suspected suicide bomber who blew himself up in the Kampung Melayu attack on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Ariana Grande Will Return to Manchester for Benefit Concert

British police said late Thursday that it will continue sharing intelligence on the Manchester bombing probe to US officials after temporarily halting the flow of information because of leaks to the media - including The New York Times' publication of the crime-scene photos. Read More »

Trump labels Kushner reports 'fake news'

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Several RNC figures and Trump allies also attended the Thursday meeting: RNC Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel; RNC Chief of Staff Sara Armstrong; former Trump campaign digital strategist Brad Parscale; Trump campaign committee director Michael Glassner; and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh, who now advises a pro-Trump nonprofit group. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

Two have been released leaving a total of 13 men in custody for questioning. Armed police patroled among spectators at the Great Manchester Run , the larged-scale event to take place since the bombing. The urgent inquiries will focus on whether the agency responsible for domestic security missed the dangers posed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi who detonated an explosive device a week ago, killing 22 people and injuring another 116. Read More »

Indian ship with relief materials arrives in flood hit SL

As many as 91 people have died in the floods and more than 100 are missing after heavy rain in Sri Lanka , Bureaucracy Today has learnt. Earlier, the head of military rescue operations Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe told the BBC that troops had reached all the affected areas and the risk to life had receded. Read More »

Should women serve National Service? Wonder Woman Gal Gadot weighs in

Wonder Woman , however, does not enjoy that same luxury and the writers were nearly forced to deliver a story closely resembling the comic books, and all the better for it. And it was really important for Patty and me that this character will be relatable. With high-profile studio pictures, perhaps even more so. Were you surprised by how much people fell in love with Wonder Woman after Dawn of Justice? " People take issue with it, but I'd rather have that than play games". Read More »

Man set afire during Venezuela protest as death toll rises

His death brings to at least 49 the number killed in almost two months of anti-government protests demanding new elections. The chief of the embattled South American nation's electoral council said Tuesday officials were looking to hold elections for President Nicolas Maduro's constituent assembly tasked with rewriting the nation's constitution in July. Read More »

Philippines violence: 11 soldiers, 31 militants killed, in army operation in Marawi

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Fighting in Marawi started in the afternoon of May 23 as state enforcers tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon , a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State . Another government official listed Singaporeans as also among the militants, reported AFP . Gen. Restituto Padilla, the military spokesman. But he added that the smaller groups "are working to really get that recognition and funds, of course". Read More »

Wenger: Cup triumph has no bearing on future

Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring at Wembley with a controversial goal having appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to his effort - which had originally been chalked out for offside before referee Anthony Taylor overruled his assistant. Read More »

Trump lands in Israel, prepares to confront thorny Mideast peace politics

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Yet Trump may still need to engage in some delicate diplomacy following revelations that he disclosed highly classified intelligence Israel obtained about the Islamic State group with top Russian officials, without Israel's permission. On a visit to the Yad Vashem memorial, the president and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from some of those killed in concentration camps are buried. Read More »

NRT Focus: US-Middle East relations

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Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia , his first foreign destination as president, was framed by the ruling Saudi monarchy as a fundamental shift in United States policy away from the goal of improved relations with Iran that had been sought by the administration of President Barack Obama. Read More »