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Turnbull says Melbourne siege "a terrorist attack"

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would speak with state leaders about changing state laws so that unsafe criminals were not released early on parole. "This wasn't a mistake by counter-terrorism police not to keep stronger surveillance on this man", he said. Prime Minister Turnbull described the attack as "shocking" and a "cowardly crime". Read More »

Microsoft announces Xbox One X, priced at $499

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While most of its impressive features were explained at length during the company's E3 conference , today Microsoft has revealed the look of the packaging in which the console will be sold when it becomes available to retailers on November 7th. Read More »

Near-final results show Macron's party winning

The voter apathy suggested a sharp drop in voter interest in an election that even Macron's opponents felt was largely lost in advance, with the president's Republic on the Move! party widely expected to secure a majority. But that still won't be enough to make it the leading opposition force, as Le Pen had hoped after her strong second-place showing in the presidential race. Read More »

UNSC expands sanctions on North Korea

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The secretary said Beijing's activities "undermine regional stability", drawing attention to " China's disregard for global law" and its "contempt for other nations' interests". North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the US regards this as a " clear and present danger ", Mattis said in his speech at the forum. Read More »

In a Reverse, Trump Offers to Help Resolve Qatar-Gulf Split

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Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar could survive "forever", adding that it respected worldwide agreements and would continue supplying liquefied natural gas to the UAE . "Our relationship with the U.S. speaks for itself". "It can finally turn away from the destructive policies it has adopted and demonstrate true unity and solidarity with the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)", said UAE minister of state Sultan Al-Jaber. Read More »

I don't think Theresa May has any credibility - Corbyn

Now, Theresa May is seeking to form a government with the DUP - the only party who won enough seats to keep the Tories in power who haven't already rejected the idea of creating a coalition government with them. An analysis of marginal seats in the United Kingdom general election has revealed exactly how many votes away Jeremy Corbyn was from becoming Prime Minister. Read More »

Sessions will testify on Russian Federation but he may not do it publicly

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Comey accused the Republican president of trying to get him to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and fired him to undermine the Russian Federation probe. Sessions claims he did tell Comey the Federal Bureau of Investigation and White House needed to follow proper communications protocol. But: "I think there's absolutely evidence to begin a case". Read More »

Plane crashes onto vehicle in Polk County

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The single engine plane struck a utility pole and vehicle. The pilot of the plane was seriously injured and taken to a hospital, officials said. He was transported Lakeland Regional Health for treatment. "Jump in like you want to help someone, and I didn't even think twice about it". "He told sister Sykes that the plane had some trouble and he purposely tried to miss our church, so we're grateful", said Stephens. Read More »

The gross way Donald Trump asked Salma Hayek on a date

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But, predictably the charm didn't last long. Trump then befriended her boyfriend, Hayek said . Here's how it went down. She said Trump then invited them to Atlantic City , and after exchanging numbers with both and her ex, he "never talk [sic] to my boyfriend again". Read More »

Hamas denies claims of tunnel under UN school

The U.S. was the biggest donor to UNRWA previous year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday that he had told US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley during her visit last week that the United Nations should consider shutting down operations of its Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Read More »

Iran sends five planes of food to Qatar amid Gulf crisis!

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Oman, not among those countries cutting ties to Qatar, routinely serves as a back-channel negotiator for Western governments needing to speak to Tehran . Qatar has been isolated for the past week by Saudi and others over "terrorism" and because of its relatively relaxed approach to relations with Jeddah's great regional rival, Iran. Read More »

Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at USA box office

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That's been the trend of late anyway, but Wonder Woman broke big last weekend and closed the weekend with a respectable $103 million. This weekend, the movie managed to gross over $20 million domestically and $60 million internationally. Read More »

Trump still standing, but damaged by Comey

Mr Comey painted a devastating picture of an untrustworthy president, who at best unknowingly shred the norms of office by pressing him on the Russian Federation probe, and at worst may have criminally obstructed justice. Mr. Mueller is now leading the probe into possible collusion between Mr. Trump's advisers and the Russian government ahead of the 2016 election. Comey also said he'd taken careful notes of his meetings because he anxious the president might misrepresent them. Read More »

Sky sources: Downing Street's statement on DUP made in error

Although she had apologised to all MPs who lost their seats, May, speaking on the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, on Friday said government would provide certainty and lead the United Kingdom in talks with the European Union to secure a successful Brexit deal. Read More »

Merkel explained its concern about the isolation of Qatar

As Mrs May sought to secure a parliamentary majority by striking a deal with Northern Ireland's DUP, a spokesman for Mrs Merkel said they would refrain from commenting out of "politeness and respect". "Maybe, this is a chance that we can come up to a more reasonable Brexit negotiations because in the last time (recently) I really had the feeling that everything was just being very tough and it doesn't make sense to be tough". Read More »

Orlando marks 1-year anniversary of Pulse massacre

Church bells will toll throughout t. Before the Kaddish, a prayer recited by those in mourning, they paused and "one at a time, community members stood to read the name and age of each of the victims". They then collected the messages and shipped them to Orlando. "Why?" asked Joseph Moore , visiting Pulse during an Orlando vacation from Nashville. Read More »

Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time and the third year in a row. By taking the front spot on the starting grid he also equaled Ayrton Senna's 65 career poles and is now just three away from Michael Schumacher's all-time record. Read More »

Eiffel Tower lights out for Iran attacks

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Police officers stand outside Iran's parliament building in Tehran, following the attack on June 7. Hezbollah is seen as a proxy to Iran in Syria and Lebanon and has aligned itself with Tehran amid mounting regional tensions with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. Read More »

Theresa May remains under pressure ahead of DUP talks

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She seems secure for the immediate future , because senior Conservatives don't want to plunge the party into a damaging leadership contest. What lay behind the result will no doubt be the subject of detailed analysis for many months. And there was anger that the prime minister's plan to stay in office involves working with a party that opposes gay marriage and abortion. A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a ... Read More »

Trump's barbed condolences land with a thud in Iran

We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran , and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times. Iran also announced it had sent tonnes of vegetables to Qatar, which has seen food imports threatened after its neighbours cut air, sea and land links with the country. Read More »

Philippine casino gunman identified, not a terrorist, police say

NOT A TERRORIST ATTACK Authorities had repeatedly insisted last week that the incident at Resorts World Manila , which is located near the Philippines' main worldwide airport, was not an act of terrorism but a botched robbery attempt. "It's like being addicted to drugs". Footage shows the assailant walking through the Resorts World Manila casino shooting into the air and setting gambling tables on fire before robbing the safe. Read More »

Friendly fire incident kills 11 Philippine troops in ISIS fight

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He insisted the release of the footage showed the militants were becoming increasingly desperate and said security forces would not back down. He said that days before seizing Marawi City the militants placed supplies in mosques and madrasas, the religious schools of a town whose population of over 200,000 is overwhelmingly Muslim in a country where the majority of people are Christians. Read More »