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Saudi police 'foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack'

It said the operation was planned by three terrorist groups, two based in Makkah and the third in Jeddah. He died in the explosion and police arrested five other people, according to the interior ministry's statement. He has also offered aggressive comments about the kingdom confronting Iran . In a statement issued on Saturday, Iran's Foreign Ministry said that terrorism is growing and becoming rampant. Read More »

All tower block cladding checked so far fails fire test

It is up to each local authority to decide whether to evacuate residents from blocks which have failed fire tests , a spokesman for the communities and local government department told AFP. However some tenants refused to leave because they said that Camden Council had not offered them suitable temporary accomodation, which included sleeping on airbeds in Swiss Cottage leisure centre. Read More »

Three injured in Greensboro shooting

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Police found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds. A crowd of residents gathered outside the crime scene tape watching officers work. Greensboro Police said they responded to the 2000 block of Phillips Avenue after hearing about a shooting. Read More »

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

Jen McGowan, associate director of the Chicago chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, said Medicaid cuts in the proposal would hurt the hundreds of thousands of people in IL who suffer from mental health or substance abuse problems, and are enrolled in coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Qatar Emir Remains Committed to Developing Ties With Iran Despite Gulf Row

The listed demands include the shutdown of the state-funded Al-Jazeera television network, and a severing of relations with the Muslim Brotherhood and any group designated by the U.S.as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). Turkey's president said his country "admires and embraces" Qatar's attitude, while slamming the demands by arguing they contradict global law. Read More »

Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray

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Murray crumpled on impact but wasn't injured, and match officials and the citing commissioner didn't find fault with the All Blacks flanker. Chat live with Mark Reason about the Lions tour from midday on Tuesdays and Fridays. Hansen called up Radio Sport NZ to have his say. "It's not about intentionally trying to hurt anyone, it's about playing hard and fair". Right now, as we see in Super Rugby week on week, the Kiwis are playing a brand of rugby at an intensity and embracing a ... Read More »

At least six dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

A tourist boat sank Sunday near the popular tourist town of Guatape , roughly 28 miles east of Medellin. "Those on the first and second floors sank immediately", a female survivor who wasn't identified by name told Teleantioquia. There were no life vests on board the tourist vessel, CNN quoted a survivor as saying. Officials have not yet said what caused the accident in the northwest of the country. Read More »

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

That led to chaos at airports across the country as hundreds of people with valid paperwork were detained, some were sent back and others weren't allowed to board their flights to the U.S. Regional federal appeals courts in Virginia and California both upheld district judge injunctions blocking the order. The San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the travel policy does not comply with federal immigration law, including a prohibition on nationality-based discrimination. Read More »

Multiple Explosions Rock University of Maiduguri — Metro Sallah Bomb

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He revealed that there were no less than three suicide attacks on Maiduguri on Sunday night. "In another development at about 2230hrs same night". He disclosed that normalcy has been restored. The Borno Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isukwu, had, at about 12 midnight, confirmed the incident on a WhatsApp platform managed by his office, but only gave sketchy details of casualties recorded. Read More »

Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of Baby Doe

Prosecutors said McCarthy killed Bella because he thought she was a "demon," but the defense said the girl's mother, Rachelle Bond , was the one who held freakish occult beliefs and killed her daughter. He said Rachelle Bond created a "web of lies" to blame McCarthy. Bond testified during the trial, a requirement of her plea agreement, and said that she saw McCarthy punch the child in the stomach. Read More »

Car Collision Into UK Crowd Not Terrorism

A WOMAN has been released on police bail after a auto slammed into families celebrating Eid with witnesses reporting the driver "hit the wrong pedal". Two children were in intensive care last night and an adult was in a high dependency unit, while three others were said to have been "seriously" hurt. Read More »

US, Russia Agree To Keep Iran Away From Jordan

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F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. local time (5:30 p.m. EDT) after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces", according to the press release from Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. According to Heras, Assad and his allies may now try to knowingly target ground forces that have U.S. elements in them. In another first, Iran fired ballistic missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria, in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. Read More »

Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful

Sen. Susan Collins of ME said it would be "very difficult" for President Trump and GOP leaders to get her support this week for the Senate's health care bill. The Senate GOP unveiled its proposal Thursday. That's not sitting well with GOP Sen. Johnson's Democratic counterpart representing Wisconsin, Sen. Read More »

Twin attacks leave 17 dead in Somalia

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A suicide auto bombing and assault by Shabaab militants on two neighboring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning, a government spokesman said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility as the restaurant was under siege. On their website, the Shabab took responsibility for the violence on Wednesday, which started at the Posh Hotel in central Mogadishu . Read More »

Qatar signs $12B deal to buy F-15 jets from US

The Qatari carrier released a statement saying it had operated some 1,200 flights in the past week, 90 percent of which took off within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure times. We had a decision to make, "Do we take the easy road or do we finally take a hard, but necessary action?" Meanwhile, it appears, that Trump and Tillerson, are not on the same page as the latter has said that the Gulf countries' land and air blockade of Doha is hurting the campaign against ISIS. Read More »

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

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Only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. In recent years, as the Supreme Court has become increasingly willing to lower the wall separating church and state under the federal Constitution, these state constitutions have become bigger and bigger obstacles to those like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, an ardent advocate of so-called school-choice programs. Read More »

Hansen unimpressed with latest Gatland claims

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Hansen was reacting to comments from Gatland who complained that the Kiwi's targeted Conor Murray and could have seriously injured his scrum-half. "It's predictable comments from Gatland , isn't it?" Like two weeks ago, it was we cheated in the scrums. Read More »

Swimmers in panic as shark menaces Magaluf

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Swimmers fled the water after a huge shark was spotted on the shoreline in Mallorca at the weekend. The beaches were evacuated and closed as soon as lifeguards spotted the shark. "Everyone out of the water!" she wrote. Lifeguards raised red flags to clear holidaymakers out of the water, before the Guardia Civil conducted a search of the area. Read More »

Second N Korean soldier defects to S Korea in a month

Do also vowed to push for a united team in women's hockey. But with only seven months to go before the Games open in the South Korean resort of Pyeongchang, Chang said there was not enough time to reach an agreement. "I think every American is outraged by the death of Otto Warmbier", Fitzpatrick noted, "and there has to be a response to this". The 32 North Korean athletes attending the competition in South Korea this week are affiliated with the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) ... Read More »

Hopes fade for 100 missing landslide victims in China

Xu Zhiwen, deputy chief of the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba, said 10 people have been confirmed dead and 93 others missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported . Rescuers work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Mao County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Wang was referring to China's deadliest quake this century, a magnitude 7.9 temblor that struck Sichuan province in May 2008, killing almost 90,000 people. Read More »

U.S. officer cleared for fatal shooting of man

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Afterward, one of his attorneys, Tom Kelly, said the defence was “satisfied.”. "Y'all are next, and you will be standing up here fighting for justice just as well as I am". Reynolds pulled out her cellphone and began live-streaming the shooting's aftermath on Facebook as Castile bled to death. She shared the video - graphic, bloody, and tragic - on Facebook, and it quickly went viral. Read More »

Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade for a second time

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Before the parade, Trudeau shared his thoughts about the importance of the Pride Parade. However, the Toronto BLM anxious that the widespread presence of uniformed cops might make marginalized members of the LGBTQ community uncomfortable attending the event. Read More »

Second N Korean soldier defects to South in a month

Following the completion of their routines, Moon walked onto the stadium floor and shook the hands of every member of both teams. In March, Jang reportedly said in Japan that there was no reason for the North to stay away from the Olympics, but that the games would be hosted by South Korea . Read More »