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Militants in Philippines city dug in for long siege

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REGIONAL intelligence has revealed there are over 1,200 Islamic State (IS) fighters now fighting in the Philippines, a number that far outstrips the government's own estimate of 250 to 400. At least 178 people have been killed in Marawi , the heartland of Islamic faith in the southern Philippines, since hundreds of gunmen waving Islamic State-style black flags rampaged across the city on May 23, burning some buildings and occupying others as they battled troops backed by airstrikes and ... Read More »

Iran Revolutionary Guards blame Saudi Arabia for deadly attacks in Tehran

Iranian state media said police helicopters were circling over the parliament building and that all mobile phone lines from inside were disconnected. Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages inside the parliament building, but the state news agency IRNA reported that the situation at parliament is under control and a session is going ahead. Read More »

Election day ahead: Parties in final push for votes

Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly called the election seven weeks ago, seeking to boost her parliamentary majority ahead of the start of Brexit negotiations and to win more time to deal with the impact of the divorce from the European Union. Read More »

Donald Trump nominates new FBI Director

Trump described Wray as "a man of impeccable credentials" in a tweet on Wednesday. Trump, in a statement later Wednesday, called Wray "an impeccably qualified individual". Given that the Senate is already conducting a probe into Russian interference in the US election and its connections to people in Trump's administration, it's entirely possible that Wray might receive questions about his firm's involvement with Rosneft as a client as well. Read More »

US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

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He said Riyadh had no knowledge of who was responsible for the attacks, and denied that Saudi groups were behind it. In images circulating in Iranian media, gunmen were seen holding rifles near the windows of parliament. Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari, the deputy interior minister, had said earlier that the attackers were dressed as women when they entered parliament's main gate. Read More »

Leaked NSA doc highlights deep flaws in US election system

Garrick's affidavit said he interviewed victor at her home Saturday and she "admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue" and mailing it to the news outlet. On social media, victor mostly shared glimpses into her life far removed from politics - such as watching Dr. Still, Winner's mother says she "never thought this would be something she would do". Read More »

Two of the Three London Suspects Identified

Police said they were still working to establish the identity of the third attacker. The attackers killed seven people and injured 48 on London Bridge and in Borough Market on the south of the River Thames opposite London's financial distract. Read More »

Comey told Trump 3 times he was not under investigation

He started this first summary "on a laptop in a Federal Bureau of Investigation vehicle", and disclosed that he made such "records immediately after one-on-one conversations with Mr. In their first meeting after Trump's inauguration, Comey said, Trump told him, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty". "That was the last time I spoke with President Trump". Read More »

CA Governor Flying to China to Defy Trump on Climate Deal

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After President Donald Trump decided last week to pull the United States out of the agreement, many governors and mayors vowed to uphold the goals the agreement set forth. Perry is from a state that is known for its oil production but that has also had significant renewables development. The statement continued: "The selfish act of the US does not only have grave consequences for the worldwide efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well". Read More »

Terror attack becomes focus of British campaign

Redouane also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, police said . Police early Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old man in east London in connection to the attack and are searching his home. Scotland Yard's Commissioner Cressida Dick said authorities were confronting a "new reality" after three deadly assaults hit the United Kingdom in just 10 weeks. Read More »

Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts

Tweeting under the pseudonym " Sara Winners ", she expressed disappointment with the election results and her disdain for President Trump . On Facebook , Winner posted concerns about climate change and lamented that "people voted for a soulless ginger orangutan". Read More »

Philippines urges Islamist militants to surrender

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Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Eduardo Año was quoted by AP news agency as saying that the military has made advances in containing the weeklong siege of Marawi . Mary in Marawi City, appealing to the President as sounds of gunfire are heard in the background. "We are appealing to these armed men to come to their senses, lay down their weapons and surrender". Read More »

London Bridge terrorist: Attacker's last WhatsApp message REVEALED

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Youssef Zaghba, 22, the son of an Italian mother and Moroccan father, was reportedly stopped at Italy's Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport past year as he was headed to Syria via Turkey. 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. Read More »

Iran attacks leave 12 dead at parliament and Khomeini mausoleum

BBC says that despite Iran's active involvement in fighting IS in both Iraq and Syria, the Sunni group has not until now carried out any attacks inside Iran, and appears to have little support in this predominantly Shia country. "With the help of a taxi driver, I reached a nearby alley". The semi-official Tasnim news agency has since reported that security forces neutralized all the assailants. Read More »

Hamas critiques Saudi FM for comments on Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister warned ties would only be restored if Qatar changed its "hostile media", "support of extremist groups" and "interference in affairs of other countries". Al-Udeid, located in the Qatari desert, is home to some 10,000 U.S. troops and is a crucial hub in the fight against Islamic State group extremists in Syria and Iraq. Read More »

Security barriers erected on London bridges after deadly attacks

Britain's failure to keep tabs on London attacker Youssef Zaghba despite being warned about him by Italian authorities was understandable, Italy's top policeman said today. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Her family said she died in her fiancé's arms after being struck by the speeding van. "They went 'This is for Allah , ' and they had a woman on the floor". Read More »

Philippine lawmakers ask Supreme Court to annul martial law

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Aside from Lacson, the 14 other senators who filed Senate Resolution No. 388 were Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Senators Juan Edgardo Angara, Nancy Binay, Joseph Victor Ejercito, Sherwin Gatchalian, Richard Gordon, Gregorio Honasan, Loren Legarda, Manny Pacquiao, Joel Villanueva, Cynthia Villar and Juan Miguel Zubiri. Read More »

Barzani: Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence in September

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The ethnic group is striving to create their own independent state. Masrour Barzani, head of the Kurdish government's Security Council and son of President Barzani, said in June past year Iraq should be divided into separate Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish entities to prevent further sectarian bloodshed. Read More »

Trump urged to reconsider Paris Agreement move

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Governor Brown announced last week that he would discuss linking China's carbon trading platforms with California's , the largest in the U.S. India bristled after being told it would gain billions of dollars if the US signed the agreement, the United Nations called the decision "disappointing" and European leaders lined up to condemn Trump, including French President Emmanuel Macron, who memorably responded, "there is no plan B. Read More »

IS claims London attacks; more held

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Redouane, 30, also used the name Rachid Elkhdar , claiming to be six years younger. Police said he is from east London , but he was not a "subject of interest" to police or the intelligence services. After the ISIS called for attacks in the West in September 2014, the British security services grew increasingly concerned that al-Muhajiroun members, who had remained in the United Kingdom, would carry out terrorist attacks. Read More »

Trump says travel ban needed for 'certain dangerous countries'

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Trump's executive order with regard to travel ban for people coming from six Muslim majority countries - Iraq , Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - has been shot down by the USA judiciary. And Trump has previously complained about the revised order , which removed Iraq from the initial seven countries listed in the first ban. "The president is fulfilling his solemn duty to protect Texans and all Americans ". Read More »

MANILA: Police identify lone gunman who killed 36 people in Casino attack

The masked man stormed into the Resorts World casino and hotel complex in the capital of Manila on Friday with an M4 automatic rifle and a bottle of petrol, before setting alight one of the main gaming rooms. Armeen Gomez, chief security officer at Resorts World, said witnesses at the scene had testified to seeing multiple assailants. The video footage shown to reporters on Saturday, though, bolsters the government's case that this was a botched robbery by a lone attacker with no known ... Read More »