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United Kingdom police find 8th victim of London Bridge attack in water

This is what we know about the attackers so far. Zaghba was "not a police or MI5 subject of interest", it added. He said authorities had not shared any information with them. During his time in Britain, Butt once worked for Transport of London as a customer service clerk but failed his probation after a few months on the job after attendance issues. Read More »

Qatar leadership 'may change' amid diplomatic crisis

Central Command , which is in Qatar . The official said that the country has assisted in prosecuting suspected financiers, freezing assets, and introducing stringent controls on its banking system there to curb terrorism. The gas-rich emirate still hosts the USA airbase of Al-Udeid, which 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 »

Comey's Side of the Story: Key Moments With Trump

The White House's stated reasons for firing Comey were contradicted by the president himself, raising questions about whether Trump had fired Comey to derail the Russian Federation investigation. [Trump] finished by stressing "the cloud" that was interfering with his ability to make deals for the country and said he hoped I could find a way to get out that he wasn't being investigated. Read More »

Donald Trump tells Iran: states backing terror risk 'falling victim' themselves

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At least 12 people died in the twin attacks by militants against Iran's parliament and Imam Khomeini Shrine in capital Tehran on Wednesday, Iran's Interior Ministry said in a statement. IS released a video of the attackers from inside the building via its Amaq propaganda agency - a rare claim of responsibility while an attack was still going on, suggesting a degree of coordination. Read More »

Trump offers to mediate Qatar crisis in call with emir

In a telephone conversation with Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar , Trump reiterated that a united Gulf Cooperation Council and a strong United States-Gulf Cooperation Council partnership are critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability , Xinhua reported . Read More »

United States condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

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Gunmen and suicide bombers, acting nearly simultaneously, attacked Iran's parliament and a shrine to the revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini in the first attacks in the country claimed by the so-called Islamic State group. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said there was no evidence that the Kingdom was responsible for the violence, but the incident will likely increase tensions between the two regional rivals. Read More »

French leader Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

Lavrov emphasized that "it's important to settle any differences at a negotiating table to ease concerns that emerged and pool efforts in the fight against the main regional threat, terrorism". While Qatar maintained the story was false, the report was followed by diplomatic problems between the country and other Middle Eastern nations Bahrain , Egypt, Saudi Arabia , as well as the UAE. Read More »

United Kingdom election: the final polls

Polls close at 10 p m United Kingdom time (2.30 am IST), with results expected to begin rolling in within an hour or so after voting finishes. Early polls suggested that the Conservatives would would win the election in a landslide victory but the party's lead has been cut down significantly following last month's Manchester Arena bombing, which left 22 dead, although pollsters put the narrowing to Labour's policy proposals rather than the attack. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi Heads To Violence-Hit Mandsaur: Farmers' Crisis In 10 Points

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Senior police officials have also been deployed to oversee the law and order situation in all sub-divisions of Mandsaur district, the official said. Rattled by violence during farmers' stir at Mandsaur, the Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday announced a crop-loan settlement scheme which proposes waiving of interests for those cultivators who have defaulted. Read More »

Police arrest 3 more suspects in London terror probe

Police said earlier that witness accounts suggested he might have been thrown into the river. She was struck by the attackers' van and died in her fiance's arms. Italian border police became suspicious because he was traveling on a one-way ticket and carried only a small knapsack, a passport and no money. But he successfully got them back after a court determined there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him. Read More »

Tehran attackers were Iranian IS recruits

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One of the attackers later blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress, according to a statement by Iran's state TV. Trump says in a statement that " states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ". Read More »

Michelle Carter text: 'I was talking to him

When Roy suggested they should be like Romeo and Juliet , the lovers who killed themselves in the Shakespeare play, Carter said she didn't want them to die, Cataldo said. They exchanged more than 20,000 text messages - with more than 1,000 of those messages sent in the days leading up to Roy's death . "She replies, 'You just need to do it, Conrad". Read More »

Suspects arrested following attacks in Tehran

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In a new twist, the terror group's Amaq news agency also quickly distributed a 24-second video of the attack showing a bloody, lifeless body inside the parliament complex, and threatened it would strike again. The news agency, which put the death toll from the parliament attack at seven, also published an image of an alleged attacker displaying a hostage from a window. Read More »

Comey says Trump asked him to 'let this go' about Flynn

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A prominent law professor in Washington, D.C., says President Donald Trump's comments to James Comey contained in the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's written testimony were inappropriate but not criminal. In his prepared statement, Comey also said that he told Trump on several occasions that the president personally was not a focus of the FBI investigation. Read More »

Khuram Butt is terrorist behind London Bridge attack

The three, who were wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead late Saturday after ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then slashing and stabbing people in nearby Borough Market . London mayor Sadiq Khan has also urged the police and security services to answer questions as to why they did not act on prior warnings about Butt's behavior. Read More »

US condemns attacks in Iran; Senate moves ahead on sanctions

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This attack, the first ISIS attack in Iran, comes at a time of increased diplomatic and political tension in the region . It also threatened more attacks against Iran's majority Shiite population. The three countries are close allies in the fight against rebels and jihadist groups in Syria. Saudi Arabia and Iran regularly accuse each other of supporting extremists in the region. Read More »

Comey: Trump said 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty' in private meeting

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During that meeting, Comey said he assured Trump he was not personally under investigation, according to his prepared remarks . It was the last time Comey spoke to Trump. Comey's testimonial is expected to contain details about the investigation into Mike Flynn (the Trump campaign's national security advisor), and whether or not President Trump pressured him to drop that investigation. Read More »

Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

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As president, he has maintained his criticism of Iran - during a visit to Israel last month Trump said Tehran now feels "emboldened" by the nuclear accord - but has not tampered with the agreement. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the terror attacks in Iran as he stressed the need for all countries to work together in fighting terrorism. Read More »

Who is Christopher Wray, Trump's pick for FBI director

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Mr Wray said he was honoured to be selected. Conaway said he wasn't given a heads up and told reporters: "You all surprised me on the way in". Wray, now a partner at King & Spalding, led the Justice Department's Criminal Division from 2003 to 2005, and his firm biography says that he "helped lead the Department's efforts to address the wave of corporate fraud scandals and restore integrity to US financial markets". Read More »

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ condemns London Attack

At the nearby Catholic cathedral of St. George's, which was not affected by the cordon, at all Masses a minute's silence was observed and prayers offered for those killed and injured in Saturday night's attack. The three assailants, who were all shot dead by police, are understood to be Islamist terrorists, with witnesses saying they heard one of them shout "This is for Allah" as he stabbed one victim. Read More »

President Trumps tweets nomination for FBI director

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As part of this investigation, Christopher Wray was interviewed, and Wray said that political ideology was never really a factor in hiring to the Department of Justice, although saying that if anything it may have affected conservatives. Read More »

North Korea launches multiple missiles: South Korea's Defence Ministry

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South Korea said on Wednesday it will hold off on installing remaining components of a controversial USA anti-missile defense system until it completes an assessment of the system's impact on the environment. Moon's decision to order an investigation into the deployment came amid signs of easing tensions between South Korea and China, North Korea's sole major diplomatic ally. Read More »