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Man Found Stabbed to Death in Brooklyn

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The same building where minutes earlier he had indulged in a tryst with a 21 year old man and a woman. When he returned, the 20-year-old victim, who did not reside there, took off. Meanwhile, the victim's girlfriend - who was not involved in the threesome - was photographed on scene by the Daily News grieving the loss. The angry boyfriend apparently wasted no time enacting his alleged revenge because the moment Ikonomidis stepped out the door, he was ambushed. Read More »

London mosque attack leaves one dead and several injured

I don't think people understand how much these attacks affect all of us". One person has been arrested after a van hit pedestrians in north London , injuring several people. "A number of passers-by, or friends, or people who had come by from the mosque, were gathering around him to help take him to his family, take him to his house", Versi told Reuters . Read More »

Trump's lawyer says President not informed he is under investigation

Challenged on " Fox News Sunday " about the issue, Sekulow said he could not be certain Trump was not under investigation but that no one had notified the legal team if that was the case. Cuomo kicked off the segment by noting the "obvious contradiction" between Trump's statement in a tweet that he is "under investigation", and his legal counsel's contention that he is not the subject of a probe by Robert Mueller . Read More »

Boeing sees strong interest in potential new 737 model

Boeing is announcing plans for a new, longer version of its 737 Max jet at the Paris Air Show in hopes of boosting orders for the single-aisle plane in its race with European rival Airbus . In order to carry the extra payload, the Max 10 will be equipped with larger, higher-thrust engines. The new MAX already has more than 240 orders and commitments from more than 10 customers worldwide. Read More »

UAE Criminalizes Sympathy Towards Qatar, Imposing Up to 15 Years Jail Penalty

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Still, the minister struck a defiant tone, rejecting those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs". "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Aziz says the state-funded Doha-based news network provides critical coverage of Arab countries, particularly their human rights violations. Read More »

Scalise still in critical condition

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Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". He remains sedated but has been able to respond to his family. It includes photos of Scalise and his family. President Donald Trump, who visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, sent a video message that played at the start of the game. Read More »

Van attack near mosque quite clearly aimed at Muslims, says police chief

A driver plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early today in an attack that police said they were investigating as a terrorist incident. Osborne was protected by an imam at the mosque , Mohammed Mahmoud. "The atmosphere allowing and in some cases encouraging attacks on Muslims does nothing but play into the hands of extremists, while at the same time targeting innocent people", she said. Read More »

Van Strikes Pedestrians Outside Mosque in London

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London's police commander says the van attack near Finsbury Park Mosque was clearly an attack on Muslims. The man who died had already been receiving first aid from a member of the public, police said. "We treat this as a terrorist attack ". Religious leaders in London condemned Monday's van attack outside a local mosque and observed a moment of silence for the victims. Read More »

German lobby calls for fast Brexit deal on trade

Officials have made clear the Government still wants to negotiate its future trade relationship with the European Union alongside talks on Brexit terms. Britain has less than two years to negotiate the terms of the divorce and the outlines of the future relationship before it is due to leave in late March 2019. Read More »

Trump Attorney Insists President Is Not Under Investigation

He also commended Trump's use of social media -that he could barely defend -as being effective. "Let me be clear, the president is not under investigation". Many people who do not appreciate how politicized the legal system has become will conclude that if you are under investigation, you must have done something wrong. Read More »

Terror suspect dead after ramming police car in Paris

The attacker, a 31-year-old man, was badly burned after his vehicle exploded when he deliberately crashed it into a police van. This was the second incident on the avenue this year. Mr Favereau said he saw a auto blocking the convoy's path and then an implosion in the vehicle. French police evacuated the Champs-Elysees in central Paris Monday after an armed man crashed a vehicle packed with explosives into a police van. Read More »

Police identify Finsbury Park mosque suspect as 47yo Darren Osborne

The British man who plowed into a crowd leaving prayers at a London mosque had previously been kicked out of a pub for cursing Muslims and allegedly called a Muslim boy "inbred" in the days before his attack. The Muslim Council of Britain said the vehicle had hit people as they were leaving Finsbury Park mosque. ENFIELD police have stepped up their presence in the aftermath of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack . Read More »

What to know — Georgia's special election

A spokesperson for Handel , who formerly served as Georgia's secretary of state, joined Ossoff in his condemnation of the ad. There was no love lost between them seven years ago in a bitter GOP runoff, but any vestige of that is gone ahead of Handel's tight battle against Democrat Jon Ossoff for Georgia's 6th Congressional District seat. Read More »

Several injured after vehicle rams people leaving London mosque

London Mayor Sadiq Khan , meanwhile, paid tribute to the local community who apprehended the attacker near the mosque, especially the religious leader who kept him safe from mob violence. The man receiving first aid is now reported to have died at the scene, while eight others sustained serious injuries from the van. The incident is being investigated as a terrorist attack and has been referred to as such by UK Prime Minister Theresa May . Read More »

Sheffield firefighters observe minute's silence after tower block blaze

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Cundy said the search and recovery operation was ongoing in the burnt-out 24-storey tower, which was built in 1974 and had received a major refurbishment that was completed past year. Experts believe the aluminum composite panels, which contain a plastic insulation material, may have helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the tower. Read More »

Russia says US did not warn its military on downing Syrian plane

Russian Federation will regard any flights within the area of its air force group's operation in Syria as legitimate targets, the ministry stressed. The U.S. Before it downed the plane, the coalition had contacted its Russian counterparts through an established "de-confliction line" to de-escalate the situation. Read More »

TODAY'S FORECAST: Showers and thunderstorms, high near 81

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Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 9 to 16 miles per hour. Today - A slight chance of showers between 10 a.m. and noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. It will be partly sunny and in the upper-70s on Saturday . Friday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Read More »

United Kingdom hope for Brexit deal like 'no other'

Amid reports that May is set to make a "generous offer" on the rights of European Union citizens remaining in Britain, the source said London had been warned against doing so this week, on the grounds that it could drag up the thorny issue before talks had really got going. Read More »

Suspect in London van attack identified as Darren Osborne

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He will be given a mental health evaluation. Hate crimes directed at Muslims have increased almost five-fold, according to British security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with official policy. It took place near several mosques including Finsbury Park Mosque, and the community centre Muslim Welfare House. A leader of the Muslim Council of Britain called for extra security at mosques in light of the apparent attack. Read More »

Cladding used on fatal blaze tower 'banned in the UK'

Cundy explained that one of the reasons identification has been so hard is because dental records are needed from victims who hailed from different countries around the world. While he refused to speculate on the inquiry's outcome, Cundy said, "I would like to reassure everybody that we will be looking at all criminal offenses that may have been committed by any individual or organization". Read More »

Russian Federation to track coalition planes in Syria, halts USA hotline

The coalition on Sunday said that it had shot down the Syrian Su-22 after it had bombed US-backed fighters in Raqqa province on Sunday. The downing of the warplane - the first time in the conflict that the USA has shot down a Syrian jet - came as Iran fired several ballistic missiles at IS positions in eastern Syria in retaliation for two attacks by the extremists in Tehran earlier this month that killed 17 people. Read More »

Imam praised for saving life of suspect in London mosque attack

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She said: "Sadly we have suffered a number of attacks and very sad events over the last few weeks". The letter ended with the statement , "Long live President Trump and God bless the U.S.A". - The suspect was not "on the security services'" radar, Home Office Minister of Security Ben Wallace said. But he insisted: "This community of ours in Finsbury Park is mild-mannered, calm. Read More »