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Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian fighter jet

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Russian Federation will treat all US aircraft west of the Euphrates river in Syria as legitimate targets after a U.S. F/A-18 shot down a Syrian regime aircraft Sunday, striking anti-ISIS forces, Moscow announced Monday. Branding the action as flagrant aggression, the Syrian army said the downing of the Syrian war jet by the USA coalition is an evidence on the supportive role of the U.S. Read More »

Finsbury Park terror suspect moments after 'mowing down Muslims in van attack'

One person was killed and ten more injured when a man driving a white van careered into a group of Muslims on the street after midnight Ramadan prayers. A video taken just a few minutes after the incident showed people screaming and bystanders administering first aid on numerous injured. The author's commentary had a common theme: To her, there is a notable double standard of how people react to terror attacks carried out by Muslims as opposed to those of another religion. Read More »

Brexit negotiations kick off almost a year after referendum

In a statement the European Commission said: "The opening of negotiations at political level next week will focus on issues related to citizens' rights, the financial settlement, the Northern Irish border and other separation issues, as part of the sequenced approach to the talks". Read More »

Special counsel is reportedly investigating Kushner's business dealings

USA TODAY previously reported that the FBI was investigating Kushner for his contact with Russian officials, but there was no word at that time that his financial dealings were part of the probe. Jamie Gorelick , Kushner's attorney, said an investigation into his client's financial dealings is standard protocol for these types of cases. Kushner has agreed to talk to the Senate Intelligence committee and is expected to discuss these matters with the Senate intelligence staff, though the ... Read More »

Number of Presumed Dead in London Fire Rises to 79

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But the London fire service has said the report will not be made public until an inquest is complete - which could take years. Earlier on Friday, Scotland Yard expressed fears that all the victims of the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower in west London may never be identified. Read More »

Virginia Primaries: Gillespie wins close Republican race; Northam clinches Democratic

Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, was expected to win the GOP primary by a wide margin - the result of Trump's growing disapproval and a signal that insurgent candidates could be losing political ground. Clothed in a T-shirt that displayed Smokey Bear wearing a "resist" hat, the Democrat voted for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam , the party's establishment favorite, because he thought Northam could win in November. Read More »

Anti-terror probe opened in Paris car attack

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The attack Monday was the latest of a string in France and Britain. Security forces were working to identify the weapons in the vehicle, and they are investigating "the individual's past and see what motives pushed him to take action", Collomb said. Read More »

President Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation. Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president over a report by The Washington Post that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. Read More »

Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Virat Kohli

With the odds against them stacking higher and higher, they upset South Africa , overcame Sri Lanka , and shocked England to reach their first Trophy final; a rematch with their neighbour and nemesis. The South Asians arrived in Britain for the eight-team, one-day worldwide tournament as the lowest-ranked side, packed with players still trying to find their feet at the highest level and given little hope of emerging victorious. Read More »

Police Investigating London Van Attack As Possible Terrorism

Two others were treated for minor injuries. It was members of the public who wrestled the suspect to the ground and held him down before police arrived, according to CNN . He has also spoken to London Mayor Sadiq Khan and said it was important to make sure the response was "sufficient and co-ordinated" and to provide "reassurance" to the community. Read More »

London Fire: Likely Grenfell Tower Death Toll Rises to 79

Officials don't believe the concrete structure is in imminent danger of collapse despite the extensive fire damage, but fears about falling debris have led to the partial closure of two London subway lines. Engineering experts say outside insulation panels installed on the 24-story Grenfell Tower may have helped the fire spread rapidly from one floor to the next. Read More »

London fire: 79 presumed dead, death toll may rise

Corbyn's comments come a day after Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May said support for families in the initial aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire "was not good enough " and announced a fund of 5 million pounds ($6.4 million) to help those affected by the blaze. Read More »

Man arrested on suspicion of terror offenses

In the sickening clip, posted to Twitter by a relative of someone at the scene, the suspect is seen blowing a kiss at the camera while sitting in the back of a police van. A 48-year-old man was overpowered by Muslim bystanders and was restrained until he was arrested by police officers who arrived within minutes. A European anti-discrimination network on Monday called on EU member states to take "urgent" action against growing Islamophobia across Europe following a recent attack on a ... Read More »

Man behind UK mosque attack not known to security services-minister

Witness Hamza Nimane, told BBC Radio 4's Today program that worshippers from the mosque had managed to capture the attacker before police arrived. "Less than 48 hours later, the same area experienced a terrorist attack aimed at killing Muslims returning home after their Ramadan prayers". Read More »

79 people feared dead in London tower block fire

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The government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across the country to assess their safety. Experts believe the new paneling, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower. Read More »

Van plows into crowd outside a mosque in London

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Onlookers said the suspect was "blowing kisses" from the back of the police van as he was driven away. - Eight people were hospitalized, all Muslim. Police said he was already receiving first aid when the attack unfolded. "While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the awful attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", Khan said in a statement. Read More »

Turkey sent troops to Qatar

Bahrain , Qatar and the United Arab Emirates joined the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), aimed at long-term global and regional security through NATO's practical bilateral security cooperation with Middle East countries. Turkey , one of Qatar's strongest allies, has offered diplomatic support and flown in fresh dairy produce to get around the blockade. "They are still in a phase of denial and anger", he said, adding that a list of grievances for Qatar to address would be completed ... Read More »

2 dead in suspected jihadist attack on Mali spa

Local residents reported hearing shots fired and people fleeing as smoke billowed into the air. Officials said two people had been killed, including a French-Gabonese citizen and another whose nationality was not yet known. Sunday's violence came about a week after the U.S. state department warned of possible attacks on Western diplomatic missions and other locations in Bamako that Westerners frequent. Read More »

Finsbury Park mosque reacts with horror to attack

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The Labour leader was at the Muslim Welfare Centre on Seven Sisters Road - which is in his own constituency - after a van was ploughed into a crowd of people leaving late night prayers, killing one man and injuring ten others. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency heart massage to at least one of the injured. Earlier this month on London Bridge, attackers used a vehicle and then knives to kill eight people and wound many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market ... Read More »

Now Believed to Have Died in London High-Rise Fire

But five people previously reported missing were found to be "safe and well", Cundy said. Some bodies might never be able to be identified, Cundy said. He went on to say, "The tragedy we're seeing is because of the consequences of mistakes and neglect from the politicians, the council and the government". Read More »