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A second Australian has been confirmed dead following the London terror attacks


The federal government has confirmed that two Australians died in the terrorist attacks in London . While Ms Delcros remains seriously injured, the fate of her partner is unknown, the Metropolitan Police said. The prime minister described the heartbreaking loss as "tragic" and said that he couldn't imagine the pain felt by the families. 'The attackers got on the terrace. Read More »

Trump UK visit to go ahead despite criticism of London mayor: Johnson


Jim Himes of CT said on CNN's New Day. "Pathetic excuse by London mayor Sadiq Khan , who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement". "MSM [Mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!" the president wrote. Khan told Channel 4 News on Monday that the country should not "roll out the red carpet to the President of the United States in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for". Read More »

Attorney General offered to resign before Trump's trip to Europe


Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday the report is "quite serious" because "it's happened before and then within a few days, that person was gone". "The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!" he added. Read More »

Mathews declared fit for must-win game against India


India , full of confidence after thrashing Pakistan will feel less pressure ahead of the game. Nearly every batsman fired in right earnest during Sunday's showdown against Pakistan. Rain has played spoilsport in most of the matches during this Champion Trophy. "Upul Tharanga's two-game suspension for over-rate offences is bound to hurt the team as it prepares to take on a pumped-up India ", he said. Read More »

North Korea 'rejects' United Nations sanctions, vows to bolster nuclear force

President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate change pact offers the latest example of how the U.S. disregards worldwide agreements to suit its selfish and short-sighted needs", it said. It said until the USA and its followers make the right choices, the North's "ultra-precision and diversified Juche Rocket" will continue to thunder and skyrocket in full blast in numbers and in succession. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump


Pressed further, Spicer said, "I have not had that discussion with [Trump], and if I haven't had a discussion about a subject, I tend not to speak about it". The discontent was on display today in a series of stark early-morning postings on Twitter in which the president faulted his own Justice Department for its defense of his travel ban on visitors from certain predominantly Muslim countries. Read More »

AR officer, three NSCN (K) cadres killed in Nagaland encounter


The encounter on Tuesday night at Tijit near Lappa of Monday district, almost 340 km north of the state capital Kohima also left three soldiers injured. The militants are believed to have belonged to banned outfit of the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I). Earlier, on 30 May, one person was killed and four others were injured in a bomb blast that took place inside a medical store at Church Road in Dimapur. Read More »

Afghanistan sees ISI hand in Kabul blast

A huge crater ripped into the ground at the site of the blast and shattered windows in houses more than a kilometre away were testament to the power of the explosion, which was set off by a bomb concealed in the tanker. Canadian government added its voice to a growing chorus of worldwide condemnation following a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed more than 90 people and injured over 400 Wednesday morning. Read More »

Trump defends 'travel ban' after appeal to Supreme Court

He said on Twitter that others "can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" Trump says the Justice Department should ask for an "expedited hearing" on the second ban and "seek much tougher version!" Pelosi was asked what Trump meant by his comments calling for the enforcement of a ban on travel to the U.S. Read More »

Consider Trump's Tweets 'Official Statements,' Spicer Says

The frustration comes at a critical juncture for Trump. Spicer responded: "I said I have not had a discussion with him on the question". At a briefing with reporters earlier today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to say whether the president has confidence in the attorney general. Read More »

Trump says vile enemy' has waged war on us for too long


Before Trump's tweet , a Fox News host made a similar point, saying, "Notice we're not having a gun debate right now, because they didn't kill with guns". Trump on Saturday offered the United Kingdom "full support" in the aftermath of the attacks. We need the courts to give us back our rights. Fielding questions after a campaign speech at the Royal United Services Institute in Whitehall, according to the Daily Mail , May was asked several times about Trump's attacks against Khan. Read More »

USA doesn't need India,France,China telling it what to do: Nikki Haley


World leaders have been pouring criticisms on the real estate billionaire since last week, many of whom were not subtle in hiding their disappointment. The actor who starred in Before the Flood movie which is a 2016 documentary about the climate change urged his fans and friends on Twitter to support three activist organizations. Read More »

Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer

On Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters , "I have not had a discussion with him about that". "At its core, it's pretty straightforward", he added. Later, in May, after Trump had fired Comey as FBI director, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to take over the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

London mayor: 'You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name'


In a series of tweets , Trump misconstrued a statement by the mayor saying there was " no reason to be alarmed " over increased police presence in the city. Khan tells BBC that he has no interest in Trump's offer: "I don't want to be the exception to be allowed to go to America". Trump's latest missive at Khan was part of several Monday morning tweets from the president. Read More »

Hundreds of Pakistanis stranded at Doha airport amid Saudi-Qatar row


We encourage all Qatari passengers stranded to make their way to King Abdulaziz International Airport to avail of these three flights today, Tuesday 6th June. "At Qatar Airways, our passengers remain our utmost priority and we will continue to ensure they have a seamless journey to their final destinations". Read More »

Power struggle seen within surging IS in Afghanistan


Ghani offered the Taliban the opportunity to open a representative office, adding that he was flexible about the location of future talks. "We're fighting 20 transnational terrorist groups on your behalf", Ghani said. "Signing mutual non-interference or anti-terror support agreements won't change anything", said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, noting that similar accords had been signed in the past. Read More »

Brookings Institute: Trump's $110 billion Saudi arms deal is "fake"

Bruce Reidel , a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, has written an article describing President Donald Trump's recent claim to have sold $ 110 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia as " fake news ". No contract has followed. Another piece is the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense system (THAAD ) which was recently deployed in South Korea. The Saudis have expressed interest in the system for several years but no contracts have been finalized. Read More »

North Korea missiles a 'direct threat' to Russia

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. It also said the country "will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces" and vowed to continue to carry out ballistic missile launches "until the moment when the USA and its followers are brought to reason about the root cause and a solution to the nuclear issue". Read More »

Sadiq Khan: London police should look into 'what they knew'

The Metropolitan Police said Zaghba was not a subject of interest to police or MI5, the domestic security agency. Redouane claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan but was also known to have lived in Ireland for 18 months until a year ago. The 48 injured included people from Britain, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand , in what May called "an attack on the free world ". Mohammed Shafiq, the chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, said on Tuesday he was verbally abused by Butt the ... Read More »

'No reason' to cancel Trump's United Kingdom visit


Khan's office initially responded to Trump's criticism by saying Khan had "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks", the Guardian reported. Media coverage has made it clear alongside Khan's media team that Trump took the phrase: "no reason to be alarmed " out of context. 'Maybe we have to keep calm and actually do something, ' the eldest Trump son told Good Morning American Tuesday. Read More »

United Kingdom imams refuse funeral prayers to 'indefensible' London

Redouane, 30, who also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice, police said . "We have protected counter-terrorism policing budgets, we have funded an uplift in the number of armed police officers". In a statement he read out on behalf of Muslim communities, Chishty said: "It is the Islamic duty of every Muslim to be loyal to the country in which they live". Read More »

Dozens die in Manila casino robbery as gunman sets tables on fire


Dozens of people were injured in the panic following the incident, most of whom were "suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation", Reuters reports . Police have also said this does not look like a terrorist attack. None of the bodies had gunshots, authorities said. "I was about to return to the second floor from my break when I saw people running". Read More »