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Trump praises Middle Eastern states' actions against its ally Qatar

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The United Arab Emirates' Justice Ministry is warning social media users that they can face prison time and fines for offering sympathy for Qatar amid a growing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East . In a statement released on Wednesday, UAE's Attorney General Hamad Saif al-Shamsi said sympathising with Qatar was a cybercrime punishable by law. Read More »

Police arrest east London man in connection with bridge attacks

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Newspaper Corriere Della Sera reports that Zaghba was stopped in Italy in 2016, when he attempted to travel to Syria through Turkey. "What happened?" he told Sky News. TWO days from a national election, Britain's ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party battled to defend their records on security after an Islamist attack that killed seven people in London upended the campaign. Read More »

Gatland takes 'lots of positives' from Blues defeat

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It was a trademark Williams offload which put an airborne Ihaia West away for the match victor with five minutes to play - a fitting end to a match in which the Lions were exposed. Tries: R Ioane, Williams, West. Cons: Perofeta, West. Pen: West. Williams returned to the action with the Lions having reduced the deficit to two thanks to a Halfpenny penalty, before the full-back edged the tourists in front with another kick from distance. Read More »

Ferrari are title favourites, says Mercedes chief Wolff

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Hamilton, chasing a fourth title, heads into the seventh round of the championship in Canada - a race he has won on five occasions - 25 points adrift of Sebastian Vettel . As well as Mercedes not enjoying the pure performance advantage it has had in recent seasons, its core problem has been getting this year's - particularly the ultra-soft - to work with its vehicle. Read More »

ISIS Claims Attacks on Iran Parliament Building, Mausoleum

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At least 12 people are dead and several more are injured, according to the BBC . Despite unconfirmed reports of a hostage situation, state television said parliament had resumed, and broadcast footage of what it said was the opening session proceeding normally. Read More »

Qatar open to talks to resolve crisis: Foreign Minister

Qatar strongly denies supporting radical Islamism. The official noted that both Kuwait and Turkey have offered to mediate. "His [Trump's] message was that we need unity in the region to fight extremist ideology and terrorist financing", a U.S. Read More »

NSA leak: Russian hackers attacked U.S. voting system

On 5 June, The Intercept published a "Top Secret" National Security Agency ( NSA) document detailing Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. The Intercept has issued a statement saying the report was provided to them "completely anonymously". Victor is a Georgia-based contractor for an unspecified federal agency. Read More »

Manila casino attacker was indebted gambler

For his part, Fernando Carlos, father of the assailant, denied that his son was mentally ill but said the younger Carlos had "financial" and "family" problems."Wala po siyang problema sa pag-iisip (He has no mental illness)", the father said, in contrast to initial reports by the police that Mr. Read More »

Germany suspends deportations of refugees after Kabul attack

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Australia's prime minister has told Parliament that he telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani "to restate Australia's resolve to assist and support Afghanistan in its fight against Islamist terrorism". At least 11 Afghan guards working for the U.S. embassy were among those killed and 11 American citizens working as contractors in Kabul were among the wounded, USA officials have said. Read More »

Iranian official says attackers surrounded in the parliament building - Tasnim

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Iran's intelligence ministry has also asked people to avoid public transport, according to IRIB. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard indirectly blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks . The other said the attacks , and speculation over who backed them, would push Iran toward "a harsher regional policy". The news agency published photos showing the suicide bomber blowing herself up outside.The shrine lies around 20 kilometres away from parliament and houses the body of Khomeini, who led ... Read More »

Trump calling European bluff on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitment

Census Bureau says was a $64.8 billion trade deficit with Germany in 2016 (down from $74.8 billion in 2015). In the first he bleated about the USA trade deficit with Germany, vowing to end it. After hosting Modi, Merkel is due to meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday. She said that "it's necessary to be open to achieve fair-trade conditions". Read More »

Firing kills five during farmers' protest in Madhya Pradesh

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Organisers say police opened fire after the protest turned violent on Tuesday, with some throwing rocks, torching vehicles and firing at riot police. Apparently peeved over Mandsaur firing incident in which farmers have died, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan got his felicitation programme cancelled. Read More »

Trump Has One Simple Message For James Comey Ahead Of His Testimony

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While Comey is anxious to recount his version of his conversations with the President, he also appears likely to sidestep questions about how he felt about Trump's comments - for instance, whether he felt pressured to drop the investigation or whether he thought they amounted to obstruction, another source said . Read More »

Police identify third suspect in London Bridge terror attack

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He was allegedly on his way to Syria and was carrying only a backpack. According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, Zaghba's Italian mother lives in Bologna in the north of the country. The other two were named on June 5 as Pakistani-born British citizen Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, from Barking, had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. Read More »

Police name third London Bridge jihadi as Youssef Zaghba

Security sources in Ireland confirmed the terrorist married a British woman in Dublin in 2012 and lived in Rathmines , Dublin. All of those arrested have been detained under the Terrorism Act except a 55-yearold woman who was later released without charge . Read More »

London Terrorist Featured in BBC Documentary 'The Jihadis Next Door'

Shafiq said Butt was at the time with radical preacher Anjem Choudary , the former head of a now-banned group called al-Muhajiroun. The second attacker was Moroccan-Libyan Rachid Redouane , with the third still to be identified. "MSM is working hard to sell it!" Redouane is thought to be from Barking, in east London . "Questions are arising as to how much the police knew about the three attackers ", NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from London . Read More »

Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

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Armed men have opened fire at the Iranian parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital, Tehran, Iranian media report. Attacks like this are rare in Iran and the world awaits police reports. Meanwhile, Mizan reported that a female attacker was also involved in the incident, and was arrested before killing herself by taking cyanide. Shops in the area were shuttered, and gunfire could be heard. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway's Husband Says Trump Tweets Hurting Legal Case

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Early in the administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer outright scolded reporters for labeling Trump's plan a travel ban. Defending President Trump's tweets, that is. This puts aides in a tough position. As if demonstrating his disdain for his friends' advice, Trump tweeted again Monday evening - after Conway's plea - about his travel ban. Read More »

MI5 to review handling of terror attack: May

As attention fell on Butt's path to extremism, British media reported he was in a Channel 4 documentary titled, The Jihadis Next Door , and numerous people alarmed by his views had gone to the authorities. Police said they had to prioritise resources on suspects who were believed to be preparing an attack or providing active support for one. Italy has expelled more than 40 people in the past two years who were suspected of extremist activities but for whom there was insufficient evidence to ... Read More »

Officers search airport after suspicious vehicle reported

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The airport remains open and officials said they are working to "minimize impact to travelers" while officers investigate. The incident did not affect airport operations on Wednesday. Go to our website for up to the minute flight status updates". Michael Pettigrew, 26, was arrested by Orlando SWAT members and released on bond last week. Read More »

Trump's sons stand by father's criticism of London mayor

Trump has used attacks around the world to justify his pursuit of the travel and immigration ban , one of his first acts since taking office. London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on the United Kingdom government on Monday to cancel a state visit by US President Donald Trump following a public row, mainly on Twitter, over the weekend terror attack in the British capital. Read More »

At least five killed, another 300000 evacuated as Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

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People have been evacuated to shelters, schools and government offices. In Chittagong district, about 150,000 people were evacuated. Authorities have been moving more than one million people to shelters. Cyclone Mora swept through Bangladesh on Wednesday, sweeping away thousands of primitive huts that numerous Rohingya Muslim refugees were living in. Read More »

Syria: Battle Launched To Liberate Raqqa From Islamic State

Talal Sillo, a spokesman for the SDF, confirmed operations had begun in co-ordination with the US-led coalition. It follows months of advances to the north, east and west of Raqqa by the SDF, which includes Arabs and PYD terrorists . It said the attack occurred after forces supporting Syrian president Bashar Assad entered an area near a coalition base in southern Syria with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, other vehicles and more than 60 soldiers. Read More »