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Philippines Says Foreigners Fighting Alongside IS-Linked Rebels

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Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as soldiers tore down black IS flags in retaken districts and the reported death toll climbed to 46. All of the groups are inspired by the Islamic State group, but so far there is no sign of significant, material ties. Thousands of civilians have streamed out of Marawi and more than 2,000 were still trapped inside the city. Read More »

BJD MP faces egg, stone attack in Odisha

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Panda had faced stiff opposition from some BJD workers at the meeting. The BJP's popularity in the state has seen a significant rise since the February local body elections in which it stood at the second position replacing the Congress . Read More »

North Korean media boast successful ballistic missile launch

North Korea's Monday launch of a ballistic missile that was sacked toward the Sea of Japan was successful and the missile "hit the designated target with great precision", North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said on Tuesday. North Korea achieved certain success in its ballistic missile technologies, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday, commenting on the reports. Read More »

Madras PhD scholar beaten up for taking part in 'beef fest'

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Chennai: In an another case of cow vigilantes running amok, an Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) Ph.D. scholar was brutally thrashed by alleged right-wing students for organising a "Beef Fest" in the campus. Abhinav Surya, a final year mechanical engineering student, said there was severe damage to Sooraj's right eye and he was taken to hospital. Azhar also demanded the institute to take strict against the culprits. Read More »

Arrest made in murder of teen killed hours after graduation

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Three of the boys were hit, including Cox who took a bullet to his head and side. The gunmen are still on the loose, and police believe one of the men in the group was captured on surveillance camera inside the store. The auto pulled alongside them and at least one person inside fired multiple rounds into the vehicle before fleeing. Cox died shortly upon arrival at Parkland Hospital. Read More »

Mom sentenced in Australian court for drowning 3 children

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The judge set a non-parole period of 20 years and said she will likely be deported on release. The judge said Guode had been suffering post-traumatic stress, signs of depression and feelings of isolation from the Sudanese community. "Such a task is incomprehensible. we too often take the essential services these people provide for granted, they are to be thoroughly commended for the professionalism for their response to this incident", he said. Read More »

ISIS claims deadly shooting of Christians, as Cairo strikes militants

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Masked gunmen stopped a group of Coptic Christians heading to St Samuel's monastery in Upper Egypt's Minya province Friday. Trump, attending the G-7 meeting in Sicily, said the USA would stand with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who vowed to strike back at the training bases of Islamic State militants suspected of waging the attacks . Read More »

Tall Blacks draw host nation at Asia Cup in August

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The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 August, and the victor will go on to rule the continent for the next four years. Gilas finished second to China in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Instead of competing against each other in the Oceania region, Australia and New Zealand have joined the Asian region, which will mean they have a more regular schedule of worldwide action. Read More »

North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile

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That came a week after North Korea tested what it said was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Sunday's missile launch was Pyongyang's second in as many weeks and its 10th this year. In 2010, a North Korean torpedo attack sank South Korean naval vessel Cheonan, killing 46 sailors. The Council met again on Tuesday, as per the request of the US, South Korea, and Japan. Read More »

Iraq attempts to seize last Daesh positions in Mosul

It said, the air force dropped leaflets urging residents in the enclave to flee. Thousands of Iraqi security forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen, assisted by US-led coalition warplanes and military advisers, are involved. Read More »

Trump Calls Deadly Portland Attack 'Unacceptable'

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The attack happened Friday, the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for Muslims . Three fundraising initiatives, one called Muslims Unite for Portland Heroes and two others to fund hospital and funeral bills , jointly raised over $1,300,000 (£1,000,000) by Tuesday morning. Read More »

Blue Jays rout Reds 17-2

Russell Martin hit a two-run homer in the second inning off starter Lasalverto Bonilla, Troy Tulowitzki belted a grand slam in the third and Justin Smoak tacked on a three-run shot in the fourth. The Blue Jays kept the offence rolling late in the game. Rene Rivera and Michael Conforto each hit an RBI double during a three-run fifth against starter Matt Garza (2-2). Read More »

Ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

He rose within the ranks of the Panamanian armed forces and became a key supporter of Gen Omar Torrijos , who led the coup which toppled President Arnulfo Arias in 1968. In 1986, a U.S. intelligence leak to The New York Times revealed that Noriega was involved in the torture and decapitation a year earlier of a guerrilla and opposition critic, Hugo Spadafora. Read More »

Trump Places Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

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Harris said she knows people are here for different reasons but believes her family is not the only ones thinking of her son. In the speech he paid tribute to Army Spc. Our soldiers need to believe not only that their service is heroic, and someone truly cares for them, but also that their lives truly matter - that they were "made for unbelievable". Read More »

Ariana Grande Plans To Hold Benefit Concert Following Manchester Arena Bombing

The pictures included the remains of the suspected bomb, the rucksack worn by the suicide bomber and showed blood stains amid the wreckage. Two men were arrested in Manchester Thursday morning in connection with Monday's lethal terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert which claimed the lives of at least 22 people and injured scores more. Read More »

As White House defends Jared Kushner, experts question his back-channel move

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, while not confirming the Kushner report, told Fox News on Sunday, "I think that any channel of communication back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing". "Mr. Kushner's responsibilities include Middle East peace, relations with Mexico and China, and modernizing government-along with serving as a sounding board and confidant of the president", the Journal reports. Read More »

Trump's overseas trip revealed a lot about his foreign policy

Trump left the G7 summit in Sicily today without reaffirming his commitment to the agreement, unlike the other six world leaders in attendance. "I urge him to right the ship and take steps to reassure our allies that we stand by our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitments without qualification and that we will continue to join them in the work of mitigating climate change ", he said . Read More »

Trump returns to United States ready to make major changes amid Russian Federation crisis

Kushner spoke with Sergey Kislyak , the Russian ambassador to the US, about creating the secret line to make it easier to hold sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria, according to a person familiar with the discussions. But he points out there are other records of that meeting between Kushner, Ambassador Kislyak, and the man tapped to be national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Read More »

FYI, The Pope Didn't Really Slap Donald Trump's Hand Away (Unfortunately)

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Some criticized her for not covering her hair during a visit to the Western Wall , part of a destroyed Jewish temple complex, or while in Saudi Arabia . More: Is This Melania Trump's Cry for Help? "Well, I will be reading them", Mr Trump said . Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, had a private audience with Francis at the Vatican in 2014 that lasted 50 minutes. Read More »

After meeting Assad ally Putin, Macron meets Syrian opposition

Macron said he wanted to strengthen cooperation with Russian Federation in seeking a solution to the Syria conflict. The vast and sumptuous room at the Palace of Versailles , which has been chosen by France to host President Emmanuel Macron's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin , celebrates 14 centuries of French military successes. Read More »

Pakistan's warm-up win against Bangladesh praiseworthy: Younus Khan

Pakistan seemed to be in a bit of a fix as they attempted to chase Bangladesh's score of 341 runs. Fahim Ashraf and Hasan Ali were no doubt the heroes of the game at the end as their stand helped Pakistan clinch the match by two wickets. The 23-year-old, yet to make his worldwide debut, walked in at No. 9 with Pakistan in deep trouble at 249 for eight, chasing Bangladesh's 341 for nine. Read More »