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Tropical Storm Warning issued for Barbados

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A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Intracoastal City, La. eastward to the mouth of the Pearl River at the Lousiana-Mississippi border. Tropical storm conditions were expected to first reach portions of the warning area last night, making outside preparations hard or risky. Read More »

Region braces for strong storms, possible flooding

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A humid Sunday and sunny Monday could make way for some severe storms and flash flooding to start the work week. Severe thunderstorms may bring damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain to parts of Massachusetts Monday . 3 to 4 inches of rain have already fallen in some areas between Benton and Murray. As a result, atmospheric conditions have become unstable, and deteriorating weather conditions are expected to continue throughout the weekend. Read More »

79 people presumed dead in London apartment fire

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GRT said in a statement: "Work is taking place to assess the housing needs of all Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk families to identify suitable accommodation in Kensington and Chelsea and neighbouring boroughs". However, according to Britain's Press Association, up to 70 people, in addition to those who are confirmed dead, are still missing. May met with victims Saturday and promised millions of pounds in aid to help them get back on their feet. Read More »

USA opts out of G7 pledge stating Paris climate accord is 'irreversible'

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Erik Solheim , head of the United Nations Environment Programme, said on Sunday that the six other G7 countries shared an "absolute determination" to keep climate action on track "whatever happens in the White House ". "I believe engaging in worldwide discussion is of the utmost importance to the United States when it comes to environmental issues", he said in the statement . Read More »

NoKor: US student freed on humanitarian grounds

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Warmbier said soon after his son was captured, the Obama Administration advised them to lay low and not risk offending the North Korean government. Three Americans remain in custody . News of his condition only reached the United States only a week before his release for, as the North Koreans put it, "humanitarian reasons". Read More »

Google launches four new steps to battle terrorism

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Google says it is stepping up its efforts to identify and remove videos related to terrorism and violent extremist content, particularly on its YouTube platform. Google also said that they have also recently committed to working with industry colleagues including Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to establish an global forum to share and develop technology and support smaller companies and accelerate joint efforts to tackle terrorism online. Read More »

Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syria

The attack on the Syrian aircraft came hours after pro-Syrian regime forces attacked US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Ja'Din, southwest of Raqqa, according to a press statement released by Combined Joint Task Force, the USA -led global coalition against the Islamic State group, also called ISIS. Read More »

Puerto Ricans - But Not A Lot Of Them - Voted For Statehood

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And Congress, the ultimate arbiter of the island's bid for statehood, never picked up the matter. Twenty-three percent of eligible voters participated in Sunday's referendum , with 97 percent choosing statehood over independence or continuation of Puerto Rico's territorial status. Read More »

ADL urges hate crime probe in Va. killing of Muslim girl

The remains were found in a pond in the 21500 block of Ridegtop Circle around 3 p.m. A grand jury will vote on which specific murder charge Martinez should face, if any, Morrogh said. The girl's father, Mohmoud Hassanen Aboras, of Reston, said his daughter was a friend to everyone. "She's like humble. She was very nice, you know, I'm very sad", said Abas Sherif , a family friend and spokesperson. Read More »

Britain, EU begin formal Brexit talks, but long road ahead

Meanwhile Barnier, a former French minister, insisted the talks must first address the "uncertainties" caused by Brexit . As in any divorce, count on both sides to be picky in splitting the goods and dues. In May a year ago, Mr Davis told the public that, after voting Leave, Britain's first port of call should be "not Brussels, but Berlin", in order to strike a trade deal with Germany. Read More »

Perez mum on rumors Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid

The 70-year-old construction magnate's third term in charge of Europe's most successful club spanning 15 years ― 2000-2006 and since 2009 ― will be rubber stamped at a ceremony at the Santiago Bernabeu later Monday. Adding another forward who can deliver passes to Ronaldo will also be crucial, for that is what has usually worked for him. Ronaldo's unease has been apparent for some time, with the Portuguese repeatedly airing his grievances at being whistled by the club's notoriously ... Read More »

Muslim teenage girl killed after leaving mosque in US

Wright said he was to appear in court Monday. According to WRC-TV in Washington , the girls ran away and didn't realize until later that Hassanen wasn't with them. In an interview with the Guardian , the father of Nabra Hassanen said he's absolutely certain his daughter was killed because of her Muslim faith. Read More »

Students to use mats of local material on International Yoga Day

On June 21, PM Modi will perform yoga along with Yogi Adityanath and 51,000 other participants at the Ramabhai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal in Lucknow at 6 am on the occasion of International Yoga Day . On Sunday, India's yoga guru Baba Ramdev kickstarted celebrations for the annual International Yoga Day in Ahemdabad. The Consulate will hold its flagship Yoga event "Recharge at Battery Park" in the city on Monday during which several Yoga sessions will be conducted by leading practitioners. Read More »

Amit Shah declines to comment on Presidential candidates

A day before title-holders India face Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at London's Oval ground , the BJP chief Amit Shah today said India can not stop playing Pakistan in worldwide tournaments, but made it clear that the two countries will not play each other on Indian or Pakistani soil. Read More »

Merkel seeks "good agreement" with UK on Brexit

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The move backfired, May lost her Conservative majority in the vote and has been fending off critics of her leadership ever since. William Dartmouth MEP, the UKIP Trade spokesman, said: "The European Union , and the Quislings on the British side, have every incentive to delay these "negotiations" as much and as long as possible, in the hope of seeing the Referendum decision set-aside, or arriving at a "deal" whereby the United Kingdom leaves in the EU in name but not in substance". Read More »

UK's May meets fire survivors, faces criticism

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Cundy said five people who had been reported as missing had now been found and were safe and well. But Hammond said it was up to the public inquiry to determine whether the retrofitting of sprinklers to buildings was necessary to improve fire safety. Read More »

People Still Missing, Presumed Dead After London Tower Blaze

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Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number. The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Read More »

Brexit talks to begin amid post-election fallout in Britain

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Brexit negotiators will discuss Monday Britain's financial obligations to the European Union as the long, complicated and potentially perilous process of the United Kingdom leaving the bloc finally gets underway. At present, banks and insurers in London serve the European Union market from a single base, but this "passporting" is set to end after Brexit without new arrangements. Read More »

United Kingdom sees 'happy' Brexit outcome for both sides: Foreign Minister Boris Johnson

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Before the Tories' election debacle, the Brexit secretary threatened to play hardball with Brussels , vowing to resist the EU's timetable of deferring trade talks until after progress was made on the divorce. Britain's Boris Johnson said that he looked forward to "a happy revolution" in relations that would be good for Britain and the rest of Europe, pointing out that the most important thing for both sides is to think about their new partnership, the deep and special partnership that ... Read More »

Brexit negotiations are finally about to start - so what happens now?

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Roth said that "Brexit is a very, very hard operation" and there's only a bit over a year to negotiate it. A key issue he did not mention was the EU's bill for Britain to leave, which Brussels estimates at a colossal 100 billion euros. May officially triggered the two-year Brexit process in March when she was riding high in opinion polls, and called for fresh elections shortly afterwards to shore up her mandate for a tough Brexit stance. Read More »

Police find 'significant' vehicle in Manchester bomb probe as residents evacuated

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Residents near Devell House in Rusholme were evacuated and the Royal Logistics Corp bomb disposal team was called out on Friday after the white Nissan Micra was discovered. He says "the fact that the person that did this is related to us by blood is something that's going to stay with me for the rest of my life". A total of eight people have now been released without charge. Read More »

ABC reporter: My sources tell me Bob Mueller isn't investigating Trump (yet)

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The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation. Later in the interview, Cuomo asked Sekulow why Trump's legal team has not directly asked Mueller whether the president is under investigation, suggesting that they are purposefully remaining ignorant on the question. Read More »

Chinese tour agency axes visits to North Korea for United States citizens

In a statement , Warmbier's parents said Otto had been subjected to "awful torturous mistreatment at the hands of the North Koreans ". Former U.S. His parents said he was not responding to verbal commands nor was he able to see. But it certainly was not botulism, as the North Koreans said. The University of Virginia student was held for more than 17 months and medically evacuated from North Korea last week. Read More »

Cavs, GM Griffin to part after 3 straight NBA Finals trips

Former Detroit Pistons star Chauncey Billups is interested in Griffin's job, Cleveland .com reported . On the one-year anniversary of the team winning a title last year, team owner Dan Gilbert announced that Griffin's contract, which expires at the end of the month, would not be renewed. Read More »