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Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Cyclone Mora crosses Bangladesh coast

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Talk about ill luck, the Rohingya Muslim refugees from Mayanmar who have taken shelter in the refugee camps in Bangladesh were struck with a cyclone . "The severity was less than the apprehension", Shamsuddin Ahmed, a weather official based in Chittagong said. Meanwhile, the Chittagong Port Authority has sounded Alert No 3 at the port area, and vessels are being sent away to outer anchorage from the Chittagong port jetties to avoid any casualties during the cyclone. Read More »

China's Xi threatened war over South China Sea: Duterte

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Although administered by China , Fiery Cross Reef is also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. In a separate speech on Tuesday upon his arrival in Davao City from Beijing , Duterte emphasized that it was not yet time to discuss the arbitral ruling over the South China Sea with the Chinese President. Read More »

Pick your British & Irish Lions XV for the All Blacks Test series

The head says 2-1 to the All Blacks but if the Lions can take down the All Blacks in the first test then just maybe Warren Gatland can do something, which has not been done since 1971, and win in New Zealand . Wales fly-half Biggar said: "I made the decision when coming down to breakfast that I did not want to be with players from my club or country". A squad built around Wales' dream teams of the 1970s - players like Gareth Edwards, Barry John, Gerald Davies and JPR Williams - secured ... Read More »

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn confront their flaws in United Kingdom election 'debate'

With just over a week to go to the June 8election Labour leader Corbyn was keen to set out a different approach. "I think they are becoming increasingly important". Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May were forced to defend their records as they faced a live TV grilling. "And he could have been", he said. "You should never be so high and mighty you can't listen to somebody else and learn something from them", he said. Read More »

Gunfire, blasts hit Philippine casino; terror ties doubted

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It was not immediately clear if anyone was killed in the attack or even if it had concluded. Duterte has said he fears militant group Islamic State's "terrible ideology" will spread on Mindanao, an island of 22 million people, and has warned it could become a haven for supporters fleeing Iraq and Syria. Read More »

Led strikes kill scores of civilians in east Syria

Since Trump became commander-in-chief, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of Syrian and Iraqi civilians killed in USA -led and Iraqi air and artillery strikes as coalition forces engage in fierce urban fighting to recapture cities including Mosul, Iraq's third-largest, and Raqqa, the de facto IS capital in Syria . Read More »

U.S. withdrawal 'really disappointing' - Bennett

While Trump said the United States would be willing to rejoin the accord if it could obtain more favorable terms, the three European leaders said the agreement cannot be renegotiated, "since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economics". Read More »

Trump says US to withdraw from Paris climate accord

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S. will withdraw from the Paris global climate pact, according to a White House official, congressional officials and others briefed by the White House. He helped broker the climate change agreement in 2015, and at the time, touted it as the "best chance we have" to save the planet. The United States has been a global leader in caring for God's creation through efforts over the years on climate change. Read More »

Afghanistan scraps ties with Pakistan

He said the people and the government of Pakistan will continue to support all efforts aimed at ensuring peace in Afghanistan . "We don't yet have a complete picture. The explosion occurred near the German embassy at one of the entrances to Kabul's unofficial Green Zone. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast but both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have staged large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital in the past. Read More »

Gunman storms Philippine casino, police suspect robbery

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No group immediately claimed responsibility . There, in the city of Marawi, government forces have been battling ISIS-linked militants for control of the city. "We can not attribute this to terrorism ", national police chief dela Rosa said. The suspect was English-speaking but had no identification cards. Read More »

Ariana Grande to play Manchester benefit concert

Although she initially cancelled the European part of the tour following the terrifying ordeal , Ariana has revealed that she will play a benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday 4th June to raise money for the victims and their families. Read More »

Ex-FBI director to testify as soon as next week

Comey could appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee as soon as next week; however, the details have not been finalized. Trump also ridiculed Comey as a "showboat". What will James Comey's testimony to Congress reveal? Page has called out "false narratives" of any inappropriate Russian Federation contacts. Whoever Trump appoints will require Senate approval, and winning that could prove hard, as both Democrats and Republicans will probably push for a person who could resist the ... Read More »

Philippine police chief says 1 gunman at large

Smoke rises from the Resorts World Manila complex, early Friday, June 2, 2017, in Manila , Philippines. "We can not attribute this to terrorism", dela Rosa said. Resorts World Manila is the largest casino resort in the country, according to its website . "We are searching the area as much as we can, to make sure it is clear", a Resorts World official, Stephen James Riley, told reporters. Read More »

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire'

The coordination was not properly done", Lorenzana said . The military said 120 gunmen have been killed, meaning as many as 330 remain unaccounted for and could have slipped out of the city. "We lost 10, [they were] killed and 8 wounded", Lorenzana said in a speech in an event in Mandaluyong. The military added 21 armored vehicles and a third battalion of troops to the operation on Thursday. Read More »

Michael Moore on Paris accord: Trump 'committed a crime against humanity'

Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith , wrote an entire blog post on Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement , noting that more than 190 countries still remain committed to it. Trump on Thursday proclaimed he was fulfilling a duty to the U.S.by getting out of the pact, which he described as "very unfair at the highest level to the United States ". Read More »

Explosions, Gunshots Heard At Resort In Philippines Capital

Early reports suggested the gunman had been shot, but police later said he'd committed suicide by setting himself alight. "I was about to return to the second floor from my break when I saw people running". He said one gunman was behind the attack and was still at large more than two hours after it began. When President Donald Trump spoke at a news conference in the rose garden, he called the incident a "terrorist attack". Read More »

Nazi accessory to murder of 170000 Auschwitz prisoners dies a free man

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Hanning was convicted of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder a year ago. But Hanning died on 30 May before ever reaching a prison while he waited for his appeal against the sentence to be heard by a German court. I could see how corpses were taken back and forth or moved out. "No-one in my family knew that I worked at Auschwitz". The Nazis killed about 1.1m people at Auschwitz in occupied southern Poland, a lot of them Jews. Read More »

The Weather Channel Shades Trump Over Climate Accord

There was no indication that the U.S. withdrawal would have a domino effect, she said. "I can not, in good conscience, support a deal that punishes the United States , which is what it does", he said. Thanks to the Accord's lengthy withdrawal process, it could take up to four years to fully pull out of the agreement. Inside the West Wing, attempts to sway Trump's thinking also continued apace. Read More »

United Nations warns Trump against quitting Paris agreement

After today's announcement that the Trump administration is pulling out of the historic Paris climate agreement, Musk sent a tweet out confirming that he will be resigning from the presidential advisory councils on which he sits, as he promised yesterday . Read More »

Flynn, Trump's personal lawyer, businesses b... 9:08 pm Wed

The subpoenas related to unmasking requests were reportedly made by Republicans on the committee interested in examining whether the requests were politically motivated, The Journal reported . Later in the day, the president re-tweeted a message from Fox News's Fox & Friends morning show that linked to a news article lacking an author and citing one unnamed source who challenged details of the Post's reporting. Read More »

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Revive Travel Ban

In its filings, the administration, according to CNN, has asked the nine apex court judges to consider the legality of President Trump's executive order that was halted by the USA 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. This Jan. 27, 2017, photo shows President Donald Trump signing executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia. Read More »

U.S. withdrawing from Paris climate agreement

He said environmental missteps by China could undo years of America's work to reduce emissions in just a matter of days. The withdrawal puts the United States in a dubious club with Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries to reject the agreement . Read More »

Interior Ministry declaring early results from Iran presidential poll

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President Rouhani's victory means a major defeat for the hardliners. The ministry said 40 million votes had been cast which indicates a turnout of about 70 percent. Raeisi has also released a statement, wishing success for President Rouhani and expressing hope that improving the economic situation will be a top priority for the next administration. Read More »