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Iran's Security Forces Kill 'Mastermind' Behind June 7 Tehran Attacks

Twelve people were killed and around 40 others injured in separate attacks at the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Iran's revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Khomeini . Iran's state broadcaster said a security guard was killed at the tomb and that one of the attackers was slain by security guards. The attacks were the first claimed by Islamic State inside tightly controlled Iran, one of the powers leading the fight against the militants in Iraq and Syria. Read More »

May Still in Search of Deal to Form a Government

Downing Street said the outline agreement will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday. The DUP is anti-abortion and opposed to same-sex marriage. Instead, voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. "That's why I'm here", the Labour leader stressed. British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband walk into number 10 Downing Street after addressing the country in London , Britain, June 9, 2017. Read More »

Author eats his book on live TV after wrong United Kingdom poll prediction

Theresa May made the stupidest decision of her political career, called elections, led a disastrous campaign, and Labor got 40.3% of the votes on June 9. "So I'm going to sit here and eat my book while you carry on", Goodwin said on Sky News before chomping on some pages. "I am a man of my words". "He then gave a slightly sad thumbs up to the camera". Read More »

Three men arrested in late night London Bridge attack terror swoop

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Three more people were arrested on Wednesday in connection with London's weekend terrorist attack, on the eve of Britain's election, police said. British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, even as UK's largest Muslim body issued a statement refusing to perform funeral prayers for the "vile murderers". Read More »

Questions surface over how British police overlooked London attackers

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The Islamic State group claims responsibility for the attack . The latest attack comes against the backdrop of parliamentary elections later in the week. May said the vote would take place as scheduled Thursday because "violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process". Corbyn has criticized May's record on security issues. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street

Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of her party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. Read More »

Corbyn team 'stunned' by exit polls on election night

The best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they feared a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power."She's staying, for now", one Conservative Party source told Reuters .The outcome risks upsetting the political balance in Northern Ireland by aligning London more closely with the pro-British side in the divided province, and increases the chance that Britain will ... Read More »

Bodies, debris from Myanmar plane crash found

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It was raining, but not heavily, at the time contact was lost with it at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, when it was southwest of the city of Dawei, formerly known as Tavoy. The military named the captain as "seasoned" pilot Lieutenant Colonel Nyein Chan, who it said had more than 3,000 hours of flying experience. The Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was flying from southern Myanmar to the country's biggest city, Yangon , when it disappeared. Read More »

Trump Pledges to Abide by NATO's Article 5

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The White House also announced that Trump will travel to Poland next month before heading to Germany for a Group of 20 summit meeting, a visit meant to reassure Eastern European allies at a time when they feel nervous about aggression by Russian Federation after its intervention in Ukraine, which is not a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member. Read More »

The pink knife one of the London attackers used for slashings

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Haydon provided unusually extensive details of last Saturday's attack, the deadliest in London since suicide bombers killed 52 people on the city's transport network in 2005. Pictures of the pink-bladed knives which the London Bridge terrorists used to slaughter innocent pedestrians have been released by police. Where have they come from? "At that point, I didn't know if the shots were us or potentially the attackers". Read More »

She Allegedly Coaxed Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. Now She's on Trial

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In dozens of text messages and telephone calls, Michelle Carter , then 17, repeatedly urged Conrad Roy III, 18, to kill himself, prosecutor Maryclare Flynn said in opening statements at Carter's trial. On the day Roy killed himself, Carter texted, "You can't think about it, you just have to do it", according to the prosecutor. And can a person be found guilty of killing someone based exclusively on what she said in text messages? " I heard him dying ", she wrote. Read More »

Tehran attacks mastermind killed: Iranian minister

Two guards, 10 government staffers and five civilians were killed in the attacks that simultaneously targeted the country's parliament and the shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The Iranian security forces arrested 41 members of Daesh terror group (outlawed in Russia), in four provinces across the country, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Friday. Read More »

'Attacks to increase hatred towards US, Saudi Arabia'

He said those arrested had a safe house in the Kurdish city of Kermanshah in the northwest of Iran. Trump and the Saudi king last month signed eight different agreements approving nearly US$110 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia . and its " stooges " such as Saudi Arabia. Last month during a visit to Saudi Arabia, Trump and King Salman, whose government is at odds with Iran over various regional conflicts, took turns to vilify Iran as the world's "top sponsor" and "spearhead" of ... Read More »

Gulf crisis rumbles on, Qatar diplomat defiant

Qatar is the world's largest exporter of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), and produces up to 77 million tonnes of gas each year. The UAE has confirmed that its airspace will be closed to any planes flying to or from Qatar until further notice, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said on Thursday. Read More »

London Bridge terrorists planned larger attack using heavy truck and Molotov cocktails

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The London Bridge attacker had reportedly planned to use a 7.5-tonne truck to cause more damage and casualties in the carnage, the British media reported on Saturday. Armed officers fired nearly 50 rounds, killing three attackers who had plowed a rented van into pedestrians on the bridge, killing three, then jumped out and stabbed Saturday night revelers in Borough Market , an area packed with bars and restaurants. Read More »

Kurds' role cited in Iran attacks

Mahmoud Alavi said that they have been able to locate and arrest 42 or 43 of the people in the group responsible for the attacks in Tehran that killed 17 people. During the funeral, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani called the USA the " international " version of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Read More »

UK conservatives agree outline deal with DUP for support

The groundwork for a " confidence and supply " arrangement was laid during discussions in Belfast with the Conservative chief whip, Gavin Williamson. This is in contrast to the coalition government formed between the Conservatives under David Cameron and the Liberal Democrats in 2010. Read More »

8 suspected of backing Tehran attacks held

The country's parliament was one of the targets in the assault. The Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Friday that 41 elements of the Daesh terrorist group had been identified and arrested before they could manage to conduct any act of terror. Read More »

British police identify 2 attackers

Police also said Butt had tried to hire a 7.5-tonne lorry hours before carrying out the attack , but was turned down because the payment failed. It was not clear why he could not pay, or if he lacked the necessary licence to drive such a vehicle. Read More »

French vote in legislative poll

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However the signs for Macron are promising: The president's party could win a comfortable majority with between 360 and 427 seats in the assembly, according to projections by pollsters Harris Interactive and IPSOS. A month ago, there were doubts about whether Mr. Macron could come up with enough candidates, let alone win a majority. Le Pen was defiant when interviewed by AFP this week, saying: "We will be the only opposition force". Read More »

Sessions says he will testify before US Senate intelligence committee

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In a letter on Saturday to Senator Richard Shelby, Sessions writes that his decision to appear comes in light of last week's testimony by fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . Mr Shelby chairs the Senate appropriations sub-committee. A person close to Trump told CNN on Wednesday that Trump remains livid with Sessions, but understands that accepting the attorney general's resignation would ignite yet another firestorm - one that his administration can not afford. Read More »