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China kindergarten blast caused by bomb, suspect dead

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No children or teachers were among the casualties as they were still in the class when the explosion happened. The cause of the blast is not clear but media reports say the police are treating the explosion as a criminal offence and have identified a suspect. Read More »

Protesters Boo British PM During Visit To North London Mosque

Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the vehicle has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. The man who died had already been receiving first aid from a member of the public, police said. "We stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming from every angle". Ms Osborne said her son had never shown extremist views or behaviour. Read More »

In final hours before vote, Handel reflects on 'craziest' 6th District race

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Another special House election Tuesday in SC is an attempt to flip the seat held by Mick Mulvaney before he was ushered into the Trump administration. In the GA-6 race, one poll shows more than 80 percent of voters consider health care the top issue; a loss for the GOP in that setting will set off a round of second-guessing about Trumpcare. Read More »

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind leaves for Delhi

The NDA's Presidential nominee was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh in 1994-2000 and 2000-2006. Mumbai: Virtually accusing the BJP of playing Dalit vote bank politics, the Shiv Sena on Monday said if the ally had put forth Ram Nath Kovind's name merely to capture the community's votes, it would not support him. Read More »

#Workout Goals: Michelle Obama Is Still Hosting Bootcamp Weekends for Her Girlfriends

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Michelle Obama is spending her post-White House days working on her upcoming book - and she's also working it . The real Squad Goal is finding friends who will wipe your tears away when that bootcamp becomes too real. "Whether it's bootcamp or a walk around the neighbourhood, I hope you and your crew can find some time this summer to be healthy together". The lunch program has been a subject of great debate, sparking criticism after students posted photos of the unappetizing meals on ... Read More »

Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind

There was a recognition that Kovind's nomination has created complications by making it easier for regional players to support BJP's choice of a Dalit candidate. Given his caste, several leaders of opposition had indicated that they will find it tough to oppose Ram Nath Kovind. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called on Kovind immediately after Shah's announcement. Read More »

'Happy' that Bihar Governor is Presidential nominee: Nitish Kumar

Speaking to the media here after meeting Kovind, the Chief Minister said, "It was my duty to meet him and I expressed my respect to him". "And the BJP hopes there will be unanimity among all parties on his candidature". "Yes, they did inform us but only after they had decided on the name". Disgruntled ally Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, too, sided with the opposition to accuse the BJP of indulging in "caste-based politics" for Dalit votes that would "leave the country behind". Read More »

Trump Seeks 'Much Tougher' Travel Ban

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George Conway, who is married to Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway and was at one point a contender for a position in the Department of Justice, disagreed. Later Monday evening, Trump reiterated his stance, putting the words travel ban in all caps. A federal court in Boston actually upheld that first version of the order on the grounds that the president had sweeping authority to designate classes of aliens that could be excluded from the country, and that the courts did not have ... Read More »

Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne

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The man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to hospital "as a precaution" announced Metropolitan Police, who added he would "also be subject of a mental health assessment in due course". The attack laid bare the frustrations of Muslims who feel they've been unfairly equated with the extremists who carry out atrocities in the name of Islam. Read More »

A Look at Attacks in Britain in Recent Weeks and Years

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Searches are being carried out at a residential address in Cardiff in connection with the mosque attack, according to the Metropolitan Police. "In this case, if you compare it to other attacks in the period after 9/11 the determination it was terrorism actually came relatively quickly and there have been forceful statements coming out from the Muslim mayor of London and the Prime Minister condemning it as a terrorist atrocity". Read More »

White House remembers US sailors killed

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The cousin of a U.S. Navy sailor from OH says the 37-year-old man was three months shy of retiring when he was killed this weekend in a collision between a destroyer and a container ship off Japan. "Their deaths while on patrol in the Western Pacific are a sobering reminder of the dangers that the men and women of our military face every day", he said. Read More »

Kurdish reporter killed in Mosul blast

The last Islamic State militants in Mosul are reportedly putting up fierce resistance as Iraqi forces try to seize their last stronghold in the city. Backed by air cover provided by a US -led coalition, the Iraqi military is now engaged in a months-long campaign to reconquer Mosul , Daesh's last stronghold in northern Iraq. Read More »

PARIS: GECAS converts 20 orders to 737 Max 10

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While Airbus and Boeing will again hog the spotlight at the Paris Air Show with th. US military equipment and personnel will take part in this year's International Paris Air Show, which starts today and runs through June 25 in Le Bourget, France, according to a U.S. Read More »

UK police: London mosque attack suspect now arrested on terror grounds

A man held by police over the Finsbury Park Mosque attack in London has been identified as 47-year-old father of four Darren Osborne. He was arrested after being detained by members of the public, the Metropolitan Police said. His attack killed five people. Eight have been hospitalized. The van's driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was arrested on suspicion of murder . Read More »

London mosque attack "clearly" aimed at Muslims

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Police said all the casualties were Muslims. "At this stage, we are calling for calm", he said. Khan also declared that British officials have "zero tolerance" for hate crimes. "These are the values that define this country". "This was quite clearly an attack on Muslims who looked like they were probably Muslims and they were coming from a prayer meeting". Read More »

London fire: At least 79 people presumed dead in Grenfell Tower inferno

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The previous figure given was 58. A firefighter stands outside of the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London . "We've worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say that they are safe or well", he said. Read More »

Kovind's name chosen with an eye on Dalit votes, says Uddhav Thackeray

Raut said Thackeray may "answer many questions later this evening" when he will address the party workers on the Shiv Sena's 51st foundation day. After the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government announced the name of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as its nominee for the upcoming presidential elections, the entire Opposition is up in arms against the Centre. Read More »

European Union kicks off formal Brexit process

A coalition of influential business groups echoed that sentiment on Monday, saying that the government should "put the economy first" in the Brexit talks. The storm clouds began to gather in the immediate aftermath of the referendum, when investors quickly sent the pound to its lowest level in decades over fears that Britain would lose preferential access to Europe's vast markets. Read More »

David Davis 'positive' about Brexit negotiations

Britain faces a hefty compensation demand from the EU to cover its outstanding payments to the EU budget and contributions to EU programmes, as well as European officials' pensions. The rights of European Union nationals living in Britain - and those of Brits living in European Union states - is set to be one of the first items on the negotiation agenda. Read More »

7 arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks

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Smoke is seen during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran , Iran. Separately, the head of the judiciary in Fars province said seven people were detained in the southern Larestan area for possible ties to Daesh, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Saturday. Read More »

Theresa May 'welled up' at meeting with Grenfell fire survivors

It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday. He said that a team of some 250 investigators were now working on the case, with a primary aim being to identify victims and inform their loved ones as soon as possible. Read More »

Britain, EU start historic Brexit talks

Other official at the table included Glynn Williams - director general at the Home Office, Mark Bowman - director general, worldwide finance at HM Treasury, Simon Case - director general, UK-EU partnership team, Alex Ellis - director general at the Department for Exiting the European Union , Jane Walker - aide to David Davis and Christian Jones - press secretary to David Davis . Read More »

EU's Barnier looks forward to 'constructive' Brexit talks

Brexit secretary David Davis will meet with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels . A top priority for the EU's is to guarantee rights for 3 million European Union citizens who reside in Britain . They should finally tell us what the aim is. Some Conservatives have called for a more inclusive approach that would include opposition parties as well as stronger voices from Scotland and Northern Ireland, where a majority of voters backed Britain to stay in the EU. Read More »

How an imam stopped furious locals from attacking suspected terrorist

Police said they were not looking for any more suspects after the arrest of the van's driver. "He was saying "I wanna kill more people, I wanna kill more Muslims", Aidroos told BBC TV. His attack killed five people. Police say one person died when a van hit crowd of worshippers in north London and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the crash. Read More »