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London attack: What we know so far

Police made 12 arrests after raiding a block of flats in Barking in the early hours of Sunday morning and have carried out similar operations in East Ham and Dagenham. Corbyn called for May to resign because of her role in cutting police staffing during her tenure as home secretary. He says the government has "very real concerns" about another two Australians. Read More »

Labour prepares for future, with or without Jeremy Corbyn

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The policies included would be "very popular" and "transform the lives of many people", he said, adding that they were fully costed. Produced by creative-technology studio Room One, the sub three minute video has been released to mark the start of the party's General Election campaign, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn giving a speech during a rally. Read More »

TPP nations vow to forge ahead without US

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He says they agreed to launch a process to assess options to bring the agreement into force expeditiously, including how to facilitate membership for the original signatories. Among the challenges is keeping on board Vietnam and Malaysia, who would have been big beneficiaries from the agreement if it included the United States. Read More »

Pro-Trump Techie Plots Virtual Border Wall As Next Big Project

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Facebook had acquired Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion. Now, three years later, Mr. Luckey is back with a new kind of technology but this time will serve our country and his wallet at the same time . Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology is a remote sensing mechanism that uses light waves in pulses to determine distances between objects. The argument behind a digital border wall with Mexico rather than a conventional one is obviously largely focused around cost. Read More »

London terror attack: The victims

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Trump challenged London Mayor Sadiq Khan for saying there was "no reason to be alarmed". Chrissy Archibald, 30, from Castlegar in British Columbia, Canada, was among seven people killed during Saturday night's deadly attack. And on Sunday he tweeted: "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people". Three attackers drove a van at high speed into people on London Bridge on Saturday, then launched a frenzied knife attack on people ... Read More »

Qatar's falling out with its Arab neighbors

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How severe the impact will be on Qatar , which hosts the region's main USA military base used to launch strikes on the Islamic State group, depends on what further measures will be taken. Speaking in Sydney, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he did not expect the announcement to have "any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified fight against terrorism". Read More »

Police identify London attackers but names not released

Armed police responded within eight minutes and shot and killed all three men at Borough Market . Following the third militant attack in Britain in less than three months, May said Thursday's election would go ahead and that Britain had been far too tolerant of extremism. Read More »

Climate and terrorism two big threats for humanity: PM Modi in France

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Trump's decision to pull out of the accord, which seeks to curb carbon emissions and has been agreed by nearly all countries, has come under global attack. As justification for his move Trump accused China and India of benefitting from the deal at the expense of the US. Apart from a steady trade partnership, defense ties between the two countries have also expanded in recent years, with New Delhi ordering 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets to modernize its air force. Read More »

Saudi king seeks to 'devour' Bahrain, Qatar

Turkey is set to establish its first foreign military base in the Middle East in Qatar. As per market sources, the construction sector will be severely impacted, given the tight World Cup 2022 construction targets and other infrastructure projects. Read More »

Australia vs Bangladesh Cricket Streaming

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Victory over Bangladesh , whose only ever victory against Australia was in 2005 at Cardiff - a match memorable for Andrew Symonds' axing following a late night out in the Welsh capital - is necessary for Australia after their tournament opener against New Zealand was washed out. Read More »

Four Arab nations cut relations with Qatar over Islamist ties

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The five countries announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar, and also that they were closing their airspace and borders severing land, sea and air contact with Qatar within the next 24 hours. Qassemi also said encirclement of Qatar is "unacceptable", adding "respecting independent countries' national sovereignty and territorial integrity, avoiding to interfere in their domestic affairs and respecting the internationally recognized borders are fundamental worldwide rights ... Read More »

Supreme Court throws out North Carolina redistricting ruling

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The ruling is in response to the three-judge panel determining in August 2016 that 28 of the state's legislative districts were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. For that reason, we can not have confidence that the court adequately grappled with the interests on both sides of the remedial question before us. Many North Carolinians have been participating in unfair elections in racially gerrymandered districts for far too long. Read More »

London police name 2 of 3 attack suspects

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The Islamic State terror group, also known as Daesh, has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge rampage, while the attack has sparked fears Britain is in the grip of a spate of copycat incidents. "We have had to close police stations, sell police buildings and we've lost thousands of police staff". A former friend of the Watford-born married father-of-two has revealed he contacted police about the terror thug's extremist views, and claims he was radicalised after watching twisted ... Read More »

Politicians on campaign again after London terror attack

Jeremy Corbyn has said Theresa May should quit as Prime Minister over her record on counter-terror. Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister over her record on cuts to police numbers as the political row over recent terror events intensified. Read More »

Sri Lankan man charged over Flight MH128 'bomb' threat

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The Kuala Lumpur-bound flight was diverted back to Melbourne over a bomb scare, after one of the passengers attacked a female flight attendant, police said on Thursday. Andrew Leoncelli , a passenger on the flight, said the device had several aerials protruding from it. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the incident was "not now being treated as terrorism-related". Read More »

Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement

In an appearance on NBC's "Today Show", Conway said people should pay attention to what the president is doing, saying people in England had tried to inform authorities about the terrorists before the attacks happened. Londoners, even while mourning, expressed continuing determination to avoid giving in to the kind of fear the attackers had sought to sow. Everyone's favourite presidential windsock full of farts has lashed out at Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on Twitter for a second time. Read More »

Subban: 'We're going to win the next game'

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Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray stopped 37-of-38 Nashville shots and Chris Kunitz had two assists for the Penguins for a second game in a row. The puck shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel lands in the net behind Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne for a goal during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in. Read More »

Putin Rejects Speculation That He Has Damaging Info About Trump

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In response to questions about damaging information, Putin asks Kelly, "Have you all lost your senses over there?" "You created a sensation out of nothing". Trump's known to change his mind on major issues. U.S. President Donald Trump fired Flynn in February for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States , and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. Read More »

Canadian amongst seven dead in London terror attack

A "detachment of fighters from Islamic state carried out London attacks yesterday" the Aamaq news agency said, referring to Saturday's assault which saw three men in a van plough into pedestrians on London Bridge before going on a stabbing spree. Read More »

Turkey PM says Raqa operation in Syria has begun: state media

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US -backed Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State will announce the start date for the final assault on Raqqa city on Tuesday, aiming to oust the militants from their de facto capital in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday.The SDF is an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias backed by the USA -led coalition against Islamic State. Read More »

Afghanistan calls off friendly matches with Pakistan post Kabul Blast

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack. The NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission said Afghan security forces had blocked the truck before entering the heavily protected Green Zone where many foreign embassies as well as its headquarters are located, suggesting the explosion may not have reached its intended target. Read More »

Iran urges 'dialogue' between Qatar and Gulf neighbours

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The diplomatic broadside threatens the worldwide prestige of Qatar , which hosts a large U.S. military base and is set to host the 2022 World Cup . Iran and Saudi Arabia are major rivals in the Middle East, with the two countries backing their respective Shiite and Sunni proxies in a number of regional conflicts, namely Syria and Yemen . Read More »