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Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

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Areas of northern Syria west of the Euphrates were controlled by IS before Syrian government forces captured majority in recent months. The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict, in which it has provided crucial support to embattled President Bashar Assad . Read More »

17 reported dead in Somalia restaurant attack

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Witnesses said that they heard gunfire on the scene, with the city center area remaining cordoned off by the police. Residents reported gunshots during the night. A chef at the Pizza House restaurant, a modern venue popular with young Somalis, was among the victims. Later reports said gunmen were killed by security forces. Read More »

Moreno snatches Confederations Cup draw at death for Mexico

Essentially a mock-run for the World Cup next year, the competition got underway over the weekend and there was late drama as Mexico and Portugal drew 2-2. A thrilling end to the first-half had set the tone for a goal spree in the second but much to the disappointment of all those present at the Kazan Arena, the second period was very cagey for the most part. Read More »

Armed police deployed to East Herts mosques after Finsbury Park terror attack

Witnesses described hearing the man, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: "I'm going to kill Muslims". " Hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed ", she said. 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 »

Troop plan for Afghanistan seeks to regain battlefield edge

For Donald Trump it's different. Reuters has reported that United States deliberations were focused on sending between 3,000 and 5,000 troops to Afghanistan , where American forces have been fighting for almost 16 years. As senior US officials in Kabul see it, the ultimate aim will be to make Afghan forces self-sustaining by 2020 and give the government leverage to negotiate a political settlement with the Taliban - if the extremist Islamist movement is willing to accept one. Read More »

Dutch FM condemns "horrible" attack on London Mosque

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A man intent on killing Muslims plowed a rented van into the group of Londoners - killing one and injuring 10 more - before jumping out and taunting them with slurs, according to witnesses. A police officer detains a man near the scene of the attack. The incident came after two terror attacks in London in the past three months involving vehicles ploughing into crowds of people, as well as the suicide bombing attack at a Manchester pop concert in May. Read More »

UK Politics: One year on from the Brexit referendum

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The devolved government of Northern Ireland is at a standstill at the moment and the threat of direct rule from Westminster via the DUP's new political allies won't do anything to help resolve soon-to-be-exacerbated political tensions in Northern Ireland. Read More »

NRATV calls London attack on Muslims a "maybe attack"

Eyewitnesses reported tumultuous scenes as the incident unfolded after evening Ramadan prayers had finished at the mosque. At least ten people were injured. There'll be plenty of debate as to whether the Muslim community under possible attack was treated differently. Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park mosque, described it as a "cowardly attack which is no different from the attacks in Manchester or London ", referring to the suicide bombing in Manchester in northwest England ... Read More »

Hamas and IS both say they killed Israeli policewoman

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The three perpetrators, all from the West Bank, were shot dead , and the policewoman, Hadas Malka , a 23-year-old staff sergeant major, was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died of her wounds. More than 240 Palestinians - majority attackers, Israel says - have also been killed in that period. Following the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose to cancel permission for Palestinians to visit family members in Jerusalem and Israel, officer said. Read More »

'Dreamers' Safe Under Trump-for Now

Schmidt said he is hopeful that withdrawal of the illegal federal immigration policy will allow swift resolution of the remaining issues in the pending lawsuit. This program also came about under Obama and provides deportation protection and work authorization for immigrant youth who came to the United States illegally before the age of 16. Read More »

DUP and Sinn Féin to meet with Leo Varadkar

Compounding the pressures on the British leader, she has been widely accused of failing to show enough empathy with victims of a horrific tower block fire in London last week. Mrs May's deal with the DUP threatened her government's role as "an honest broker" between unionists and republicans in Belfast, wrote Jonathan Powell, the British government's chief negotiator in Ireland from 1997 to 2007, in the Guardian newspaper on Sunday. Read More »

US student who was returned from North Korea in coma has died

Doctors last week revealed that Warmbier had suffered severe neurological injuries, and described him as being in a state of " unresponsive wakefulness ", opening his eyes and blinking, but showing no signs of understanding language or of being aware of his surroundings. Read More »

Van strikes London worshippers; police say there are casualties

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In a statement, they said: "We are co-operating fully with the Metropolitan Police investigation and our thoughts are with those who have been injured in this cowardly attack". People surrounded the driver and witnesses said the outraged crowd began attacking him. That incident, plus the four attacks, have stretched British authorities and left May's government, which suffered losses in a snap election, reeling. Read More »

Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind is NDA's Presidential nominee: Amit Shah

With his illustrious background in the legal arena, Shri Kovind's knowledge and understanding of the Constitution will benefit the nation. He devoted his life to public service & worked for poor and marginalised. The Centre apprised the senior leaders, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh about the announcement over phone after taking the decision. Read More »

Blast leaves three dead, several injured in Colombia's capital Bogotá

The explosion occurred in a bathroom on the second floor of Andino shopping mall in the northern part of the city after explosives were detonated, according to local authorities. But leaders of the group have repudiated the bombing and Santos refused to feed speculation on the possible perpetrators to not interfere in the investigation in its critical, early phase. Read More »

Mayawati's slight opposition due to Kovind's association with RSS: NCP

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Sources said the opposition leaders will discuss possible names for the post of the president, but will await the government's initiative on this matter before taking a final decision. Several political parties including the BJP had supported his nomination. Because the CPM has made it clear that regardless of whom the government proposes, it will-on principle-not support a BJP suggested candidate. Read More »

Van plows into crowd near London Finsbury Park mosque, killing one

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British Security Minister Ben Wallace said authorities were aware of rising far-right activity, but were not aware of the suspect prior to the attack near a north London mosque. Communities will see additional officers patrolling across the city and at Muslim places of worship". His overall impression, he says, was the strong level of support the Muslim community there receives from the local community in times of tension and the "very good relationship" that exist with the local residents. Read More »

Imam hailed for bravery after holding and protecting van attack suspect

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And after two van attacks since the month of March alone, London is wondering whether the Finsbury Park "incident" is another terrorist attack . "An attack on one community is an attack on all of us". One man died at the scene, but it was not immediately clear whether he was killed by the attacker's actions or some other cause. He said: "This community of ours in Finsbury Park is a mild-mannered, calm community not known for their violence". Read More »

BJP picks Dalit leader as Indian presidential candidate

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Though the main opposition parties did not criticise Kovind, who emerged as a dark horse, they kept their cards close to the chest on whether they would back him. The Congress today spurned the BJP's appeal for consensus on its choice for president and said the opposition would take a call on contesting the election after a meeting on June 22. Read More »

Portugal: more than 20 dead in forest fires

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Portugal's Social Welfare Department is providing social support for the displaced through 400 social welfare officials, assisted by the Portuguese Red Cross (see further details below). Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said 59 people died from the flames and suffocating smoke, while another two people died in a traffic accident related to the fires. Read More »