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Video shows men feeding live donkey to tigers in Chinese zoo

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The animal is seen desperately trying to cling on before it lands in the water below - where two tigers are waiting. He tried to swim away but was caught by the tiger. In statements (in Chinese) released on its Sina Weibo microblogging account, the zoo said the incident stemmed from a legal case between the zoo and another company, which led to freezing of the zoo's assets. Read More »

All 12 arrested after London Bridge attack released without charge

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Police had been investigating whether others knew of their plans to attack central London on Saturday night, first driving into pedestrians and then stabbing people drinking in pubs and restaurants at Borough Market . He has said cuts in the number of police officers have had an impact on the ability to prevent attacks. "I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else - he's doing a good job", she told a press conference on Monday. Read More »

Beijing can help tame North Korea, says US

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Mattis made no mention of President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement. The US and Australia have been urging China to put diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to end its missile program amid fears Pyongyang's long-range missiles could one day hit the US or Australia. Read More »

Police release remaining people arrested after London attack without charge

All three suspects were shot dead in a hail of gunfire by police within minutes of the attack , which began when they drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge . Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said an investigation into Butt had been downgraded as there was no evidence he posed an imminent threat. "What happened? How could he possibly be on a Channel 4 program and be committing atrocities like this?' That is a question that will need to be answered by MI5, by the police, as the ... Read More »

Defense Secretary Mattis Turns Up Heat on North Korea and China

Speaking at an worldwide security conference in Singapore , Mr Mattis also criticised China for what he described as coercive behaviour in the South China Sea . "Like it or not, we are a part of the world.What a crummy world if we all retreat inside our borders", he said. When asked if the U.S. would attack the North preemptively and without warning South Korea , Mattis only said the United States was "trying to exhaust all possible alternatives" to avert North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Read More »

Can North Korea Attack the US Mainland?

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Seoul's military broadcasted a warning in response to the incursion into South Korean airspace as falling rain obstructed a better view of the object, local news service MoneyToday reported Tuesday. He said that if the Trump administration wants peace on the Korean Peninsula it should replace the Armistice Agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace accord and halt its anti-North Korea policy, "the root cause of all problems". Read More »

UK Government, London Mayor Sadiq Khan Clash Over Donald Trump Invitation

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Addressing Trump's tweet, Khan's office released a statement saying, "The Mayor had more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet". "There's no reason to be alarmed". President Donald Trump's sons Eric Trump, left, and Donald Trump Jr ., executive vice presidents of The Trump Organization, chat with guests during an event Monday, June 5, 2017, in NY. Read More »

Backed Syrian force attacks ISIS defacto capital Raqqa

A spokesman for the SDF , Talal Silo, said in a phone conversation Monday that the fighting would be "fierce because ISIL will die to defend their so-called capital", AlJazeera writes. A US military official says the offensive against the Islamic State group's de facto capital, Raqqa "will be long and hard". "The fight for Raqqa will be long and hard, but the offensive would deliver a decisive blow to the idea of ISIS as a physical caliphate", the statement cited Lt. Read More »

Toll in Sri Lanka floods increases to 100

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Locals gather to watch rescue operation in Bellana village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka , Friday, May 26, 2017. According to residents, many people remained locked in their villages as a result of natural disasters. An Indian naval ship equipped with medical supplies docked in Colombo Saturday. "Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and North-western provinces", Sri Lanka officials said. Read More »

Scotland must have a choice, says Sturgeon

Although she said the Labour leader is unfit to lead the country, Sturgeon suggested she would prop him up in government in order to get as much as her manifesto implemented as possible.YouGov said: "Most attention in Scotland has been on the Conservative resurgence at Labour's expense - the Tories have nearly doubled their vote share, increasing from 15% in 2015 to 28% now".The SNP argues that Brexit is a game-changer.But what else does the party's manifesto say about independence ... Read More »

Explosions kill at least 4 attending Kabul funeral

At least six people have been killed and 87 injured following three explosions at a funeral in Kabul on Saturday, the Ministry of Interior said. A demonstration in downtown Kabul turned violent Friday as police fired at rock-throwing protesters demanding better security in the Afghan capital in the wake of a powerful truck bomb attack that killed 90 people. Read More »

Kuwait Emir in talks with Saudis, Qataris to resolve Gulf crisis

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Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah then made a call to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and "urged him for restraint and not to take any measure that could escalate" the situation. Economic disturbance has become more evident when regional airlines such as Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai, Air Arabia and Saudi Airlines suspended their flights to and from Qatar. Read More »

Will your flights be impacted by Qatar rift?

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Philippine Airlines said Tuesday it would not carry Qatari nationals into the United Arab Emirates due to ongoing tensions in the Middle East. Iran is the main regional rival of Saudi Arabia, which hosted the Arab Islamic summit where both Saudi King Salman and US President Donald Trump attacked Tehran for inciting unrest in the Middle East. Read More »

United Kingdom police release people arrested after London attack without charge

Imagine the shock and terror of people walking across the bridge on Saturday night when they realized the van was hurdling straight for them at 50 miles per hour - the driver determined to hurt or kill as many people as he could. "There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong". The mayor had told London residents not to be concerned by a stepped-up police presence in the city after the incident. Read More »

Sheriff: Fired worker killed 5, shot self as siren neared

State and federal law enforcement officers converged on the awning business in less than three minutes. Neumann was armed with a handgun, a large hunting knife and possibly some smaller knives when he entered the business. Fiamma supplies awnings and related parts to RV dealers across the USA and Canada and also sells directly to customers. "One of the surviving witnesses said [Neumann] pointed the gun at her and told her to get out" of the building, Demings said. Read More »

Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege to block Comey testimony

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is dismissing as "a load of nonsense" the idea that Russia has damaging information on President Donald Trump and denies having any relationship with him. The paper also reported that Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to the president, something Comey refused to do. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Friday he was unaware if the president would try to block Comey's testimony. Read More »

What we know about the assailants in the London terror attack

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Following the atrocity London Metropolitan Police officers discovered an Irish identity document on Redouane. No arrests had been made as part of the search, the force said. "Kirsty was an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team in Theatres Recovery, described by her colleagues as "one in a million" who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care". Read More »

Turkey calls for dialogue to solve Qatar row

The move by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and the Maldives to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar comes amid accusations the oil-rich nation supported terror groups in the region, which Qatar denies. Read More »

White House: Trump will not claim executive privilege to block Comey testimony

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Reports from the New York Times indicated that Trump had dinner with Comey in January and asked for his loyalty but Comey pledged he would be "honest". "The president's power to assert executive privilege is very well established", Sanders said. Comey refused to acquiesce to that demand and is expected to answer openly about his interaction with the President, but limit his answers concerning the Russian investigation, according to CNN . Read More »

England 310 all out against New Zealand in Champions Trophy

England's fickle summer is the least of New Zealand's concerns as the Black Caps prepare for their Champions Trophy match against England in Cardiff . "They know the game inside and out, and their own games". All three were out when well set, allowing New Zealand to put the brakes on England - but Jos Buttler scored 61 not out from 48 deliveries to take the score past 300. Read More »