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Russian Federation condemns latest North Korea missile launches, calls for restraint

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said earlier in the day that Tokyo expresses strong protest to Pyongyang as the missile fell into Japan's exclusive economic zone, nearly 190 miles from Japanese Oki Islands. "The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) assessed that the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America". "Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea ". Read More »

Philippines president Duterte says he 'will not talk to terrorists'

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has backtracked on his earlier pronouncement that he is willing to hold a peace dialogue with terrorists fighting state forces in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. "The President has acted swiftly and decisively to suppress the ongoing rebellion in Marawi and to prevent its spread in the provinces of Mindanao", Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn to make surprise appearance at the BBC leaders debate

Mr Farron claimed Mrs May was "too frit to turn up", while her decision not to attend was branded "extreme cowardice" by Green co-leader Caroline Lucas. Her excuses for not attending tonight's BBC debate , ranging from wanting to spend with real voters, to wanting to concentrate on Brexit , look like evading scrutiny. Read More »

Trump poised to quit Paris climate agreement

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Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner, was said to be neutral on the deal. The president tweeted Wednesday that he would make his decision soon. "We applaud you for your ongoing efforts to reduce overregulation in America" and saying "to continue on this path, we urge you to make a clean exit from the Paris agreement so that your administration can follow through on its commitment to rescind the Clean Power Plan". Read More »

Pelley out as "CBS Evening News" anchor

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Scott Pelley will become a full-time correspondent for 60 MINUTES , according to CBS News. The transition has already been a little messy: CBS had meant to announce it next week, but when workers began packing Pelley's belongings at his evening news office into boxes Tuesday night, word of his departure spread. Read More »

Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge

In the upstream after 120 km there is a bridge available for crossing the same but it travels through hard hilly terrain on north bank. About growth in the north-east, Modi said, "The bridge will open gates for economic growth in the region and bring an economic revolution". Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility as bomb kills 10, hurts 22 in Baghdad

Footage posted on social media showed smoke rising from the scene of the attack. The officials say the bombing targeted a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and involved explosives left in a parked auto. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. After sundown, families break their fast and Baghdad's restaurants and cafes quickly fill up. Read More »

Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege

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Eight out of 33 militants killed during the first four days of the Marawi clash were foreigners. "The estimated tens of thousands of children who, along with their families, have been displaced in and out of Marawi, could face severe long-term impact on their psycho-social health, their physical health as well as having their education disrupted", warned UNICEF Philippines Representative Lotta Sylwander. Read More »

Could The Horrific Manchester Attack Have Been Averted?

Infuriated police investigating the Manchester attack have stopped sharing information with the U.S. following the leaks, however, the BBC claim that they hope to resume normal intelligence soon. Two people have been released without being charged, Greater Manchester police said. Leaks from the investigation into the Manchester terror attack are undermining the investigation, British police said on Thursday after details of the probe were revealed in France and the US. Read More »

Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate agreement'

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Senior US officials familiar with his plans, said the move could change until Trump makes his decision public. "The EU and China underline their highest political commitment to the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement in all its aspects". Read More »

New Planned Parenthood Report Shows It Lied About Abortion

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Planned Parenthood's Vacaville health center on Nut Tree Road will be one of three locations in California closing at the end of the month. Planned Parenthood's latest annual report is out this week and it reveals an increase in the number of abortions the national organization provides. Read More »

German-Asian ties no snub to US: Angela Merkel

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The honourable Prime Minister stated India's desire to cooperate with the four time FIFA World Cup winning nation to develop football among youth and replicate success achieved by them. The two sides also vowed to strengthen the bilateral cyber relationship as laid out in the Joint Declaration of Intent on German-Indian Cooperation on Cyber Policy. Read More »

Mike Dubke, White House Communications Director, Resigns After 3 Months on Job

However, Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for Mr Trump, was spotted leaving the White House on Monday. But numerous people close to the president and his team are expecting further changes this time. The loose collection of government officials leaking stories about Kushner "is not a sourcing chain in which I would put a great deal of confidence", Morrell said. Read More »

Why can't the Afghan government protect Kabul?

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Daesh, the other main militant group active in Afghanistan , has carried out high profile attacks in Kabul , including an attack on a military hospital in March that killed more than 50 people. In the past year, they have largely concentrated on thwarting a surge of attacks by the Taliban, who have captured key districts, such as Helmand province, which US and British troops had fought bitterly to return to the government. Read More »

As Advertisers Flee, Sean Hannity Takes a Sudden Vacation

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Following is the list of companies who made a decision to, or said they would pull out their ads from Hannity's show. Last week , Fox News published a story reporting that Seth Rich had sent 44,053 DNC emails to WikiLeaks , citing a nameless federal investigator who reportedly had access to Rich's computer following the DNC staffer's death. Read More »

Philippines Issues Extremists in Marawi an Ultimatum — Surrender or Die

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Philippine Marines smile at the media near the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City in southern Philippines May 30, 2017. Philippine forces pressed their off. More than 100 people reportedly have been killed, including an estimated two dozen civilians, since the fighting began last Tuesday. A spokesperson for the provincial government of Lanao del Sur also said the army had arrested a suspected militant trying to flee Marawi . Read More »

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal: Axios

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Responding to shouted questions from reporters in the White House Oval Office, Trump declined to say whether he had made up his mind, saying, "You'll find out very soon". Juncker said: "If the USA president pulls out of the Paris agreement, and he will in the next days or hours, then it is Europe's duty to say that that is not how it works". Read More »

Ex-Auburn RB Stephen Davis Jr. transferring to SC

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Davis Sr. told the newspaper his son will have to walk-on while sitting out this season because Auburn blocked him from being on scholarship at another SEC school or Clemson. But Tigers coach Gus Malzhan announced in February that Davis was no longer with football program. Davis rushed for 204 yards and had seven total touchdowns a week before his season-ending injury. Read More »