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Bill Cosby's accuser was 'humiliated' by alleged sex attack

Cosby is on trial on charges he assaulted Andrea Constand , a former employee of Temple University's basketball program, at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004. He inquired about some facilities, the rugs and lockers in a women's locker room, so she showed him around. Celebrity lawyers representing some of the dozens of alleged victims also arrived, one even with her own camera in tow. Read More »

Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

Although originally led by Democratic leaders like Brown, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, several Republican governors have also joined the fight. Around 200 universities - including Wesleyan, Brandeis , and George Washington - have signed the Bloomberg pledge , along with the state of CT itself. Read More »

Fears rise for Spaniard missing after London Bridge attack


Security has become the number one issue and both main parties issued statements on Tuesday portraying their own positions on policing and intelligence as the most robust. The attack unfolded quickly, and police said officers had shot and killed the three attackers within eight minutes. "It's just a fact that, over the last seven years, we as a city have lost 600 million pounds from our budgets". Read More »

Champions Trophy: Bangladesh wins toss and bats vs Australia

But it was their turn to look ruefully to the skies at The Oval as the weather closed in with Australia 83-1 after 16 overs - with just four more needed to constitute a game - having bowled Bangladesh out for 182. England have obviously got that win on the board and they're pretty comfortable with the way they're playing their cricket . They must beat the hosts in their last game to stay in contention of a semi-final spot. Read More »

Attacker blows himself up in Iran parliament


An AP reporter saw several police snipers on the rooftops of buildings nearby while shops in the area were shuttered, and gunfire could be heard. Three guards were reportedly injured when the attackers, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and a handgun, opened fire inside the assembly building. Read More »

Gunmen attack parliament and mausoleum in Iran, kill at least 7 people

The claim was carried by the IS-run Aamaq news agency and circulated among the group's followers over social media. It posted another statement minutes later: "Two suicide attacks used suicide belts at Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran ". The mausoleum is in southern Tehran , around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the parliament building. Another lawmaker said one of the assailants was surrounded by security forces and all the doors to the building had been closed, ISNA news agency reported. Read More »

Theresa May: Calling election shows I have 'balls'

Although she repeated her assertion that no deal would be better than a bad deal on Brexit, she appeared to accept that negotiations on Britain's future relationship with the European Union could not begin until "sufficient progress" is made on the divorce settlement. Read More »

Twin attacks in Iran kill at least 7


It described the shrine attackers as "terrorists" and said one carried out a suicide bombing, without providing further details. The attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group, which Syria routinely claims, without evidence, is backed by Western and other powers that want to remove President Bashar Assad from power. Read More »

Pope pays tribute to 'martyrs' killed in Egypt attack


Ten assailants wearing fatigues and face masks fired on buses carrying Coptic Christians on a desolate stretch of desert road, Egyptian officials said, AP added. In a sharply worded statement , Trump condemned terrorists who were "engaged in a war against civilization" and decried the "merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt". Read More »

Election drive in United Kingdom back on in terror's shadow

Police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest for them or for the MI5 domestic intelligence agency. Turkey has been routinely used by radical Islamists as a route into areas of Syria controlled by Islamic State. "We did everything we could have done", he said. The three attackers had been shot dead. He also attacked Hasan for supporting gay marriage and the idea that "we come from apes". Read More »

White House Downplays Trump Tweets On Gulf Feud


WASHINGTON | In its effort to regain control of its message, the White House has curtailed press briefings, redirected questions on the Russian Federation investigation to an outside lawyer and planned a major infrastructure policy rollout for this week. Read More »

Trump says Qatar row shows his Middle East trip 'paying off'


The U.S. relies heavily on Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar to orchestrate air attacks in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. "There has been no impact on our operations either in Qatar or with regards to airspace permission around it and we don't anticipate there will be", Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said. Read More »

17th arrest made in Manchester terror attack

His release means 11 men remain in custody for questioning over the attack by Salman Abedi. Six other people had been arrested but were released without charge . Ismail was arrested the day after the bombing after a raid by police in Whalley Range. Greater Manchester Police said "significant evidence" was found in the white vehicle, which has an "R" registration plate and was seized from Devell House in Rusholme on Friday. Read More »

Putin: no one would survive war between Russian Federation and US


However, after he affirmed all of the above, he ruined the entire interview by replying: 'There is always hope, until they are ready to lead everyone to the cemetery and bury us'. "We have to aim our missile systems at facilities that are threatening us". Back in 2014, in an interview with Radio Europe 1, Putin had a rather archaic reason for avoiding a debate with Hillary Clinton, Time reported . Read More »

IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12


Islamic State, via its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for the attacks, NPR's Alison Meuse reports. The building is said to be undergoing renovation for enhanced security. Iranian state TV says one of the attackers taking part in an assault on parliament has blown himself up. Iranian police stand near the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran , Iran, June 7, 2017. Read More »

India to elect new President on July 17, counting on July 20

The incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee's five-year tenure expires on July 24 and so far, he has not indicated his intention to seek a second term in office. Election will also be held on the same date for the post of Vice-President. Every elector can have as many preferences as the candidates contesting the election and the victor has to secure the required quota of votes to be declared elected - 50 per cent of the valid votes plus one. Read More »

Former homeless shelter worker among London Bridge terror attack victims

The trio ploughed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before rampaging through bars and pubs surrounding Borough Market stabbing passers-by, killing seven people in injuring dozens more. On 22 March, a man drove a vehicle up onto the sidewalk across Westminster Bridge toward Parliament as part of an attack that killed six people. He also was accused of training other terror suspects in Britain, although Shahid's whereabouts were not immediately confirmed late Tuesday. Read More »

Donald Trump pushes Gulf unity in call with Saudi king


Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar and closed their airspace to commercial flights on Monday. "His (Trump's) message was that we need unity in the region to fight extremist ideology and terrorist financing". Read More »

Attacks reported inside Iran's parliament and Khomeini shrine


Last year, Iran's government said it thwarted "one of the biggest plots" by terror groups targeting Tehran and other major cities during the month of Ramadan. The city was on lockdown, with streets blocked and parts of the metro closed. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini launched the Islamic revolution in 1979. Read More »

Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester Benefit Gig Sells Out In Six Minutes


More than 50,000 people are expected at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground for the show, which has been hastily arranged following the bombing tragedy outside Grande's concert in Manchester , England on 22 May (17). The concert ticket seller is also policing for scalpers trying to resell tickets. An eBay spokesperson said: "We don't allow the sale of any type of ticket on eBay so these will be removed automatically. Read More »

Trump probably won't use executive privilege to stop Comey from testifying


Taken together, Trump's proposal would look to rejuvenate American infrastructure, something both Democrats and Republicans have advocated for. On Wednesday, the president will travel to OH, the official said, where he will push to improve the efficacy of inland waterways, including revamping dams and lock systems that are key to the agriculture industry. Read More »

Twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

Iran's IRIB news agency quoted an MP as saying there were a number of attackers at the parliament building, armed with AK-47 rifles. Meanwhile, another attack took place at the Imam Khomeini Shrine. Jihadist groups have clashed frequently with security forces along Iran's borders with Iraq and Afghanistan, but the country has largely escaped attacks within its urban centres. Read More »