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Crowds protest Duterte's martial law

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Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a southern city that has been under siege since a raid to capture a militant on the U.S. The President said the influence of Islamic State remained one of the country's top security concerns and warned martial law could soon be extended across the Philippines . Read More »

Peace in the Middle East- Trump's Promise

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Tillerson says Trump put "a lot of pressure" on Netanyahu and Abbas to revive peace talks . Trump earned a warm welcome from the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear during the trip that he preferred Trump to his predecessor, Barack Obama , whom he believed pressured Israel too much. Read More »

Philippine leader warns of 'contamination by ISIS'

The discovery confirms days of speculation that Maute rebels had killed civilians during a bloody takeover of Marawi City, that the military believes is aimed at winning the Maute recognition from the Islamic State group in the Middle East as a Southeast Asian affiliate. Read More »

Trump pushes aside Montenegro PM, who calls it 'natural'

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The leaders' meeting quickly expanded to wider talks where Trump also met with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini. US President Donald Trump on Thursday used the occasion of his maiden summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to, once again, remind his fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance leaders for not being "fair" to US taxpayers, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

President Trump Meets With PA President Mahmoud Abbas

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JOHN YANG: Later, speaking in Jerusalem, Mr. Trump acknowledged there would be hurdles. "We all know that. We just got back from the Middle East, we just got back from Saudi Arabia", Trump said. The Israeli commentator recalled that very recently Trump fiercely and uncompromisingly criticized Riyadh. They would think that's a great name. They also disagree on issues like the death penalty and the arms trade but do have common ground to explore on the issues of abortion and the persecution ... Read More »

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Russia, a pivotal player in Syria, has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, often at the expense of civilians and at odds with US policy during Syria's long civil war. "We're not going to comment on Jared", Cohn said. The opposition Democratic party urged Trump to fire Kushner. And while the investigation into Trump-Russia links necessarily focuses largely on actual or potential breaking of the law, the elephant in the room continues to be the policy aspects of Donald Trump's ... Read More »

Melania Trump praises Saudi Arabia for 'empowerment' of women

But Trump selected Saudi Arabia for his first overseas trip. In a separate comment reflecting heated rhetoric between Tehran and Riyadh , former commander of the Revolutionary Guard, Mohsen Rezaei tweeted: "Terrorist explosion in Manchester is the result of Trump's sword dance with the chief of terrorists". Read More »

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

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Leaders met to discuss the world economy , foreign policy, climate change and other global issues, and it ended with all countries reaffirming the Paris agreement on climate change-with the exception of the United States. Trump offered a more positive assessment on Twitter on Sunday, writing: "Just returned from Europe". At a summit on Thursday, Trump criticized key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and said they were not spending enough on defense. Read More »

Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit

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According to the White House, the 70-year-old President hadn't gotten much sleep. "Just an exhausted guy ", she told reporters. The creation of a fund that solicits donations from such countries and is championed by Trump's daughter, one of Trump's closest advisers, could open the President up to charges of hypocrisy, saying that the concept is not dissimilar to the Clinton Foundation, which he roundly criticized as a candidate. Read More »

Brother, father of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

Eight other men are in custody in connection with Monday's blast, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks. A bomb disposal unit and police officers wait behind cordon outside an address in Moss Side, Manchester , Britain May 27, 2017. Read More »

Ninth Man Arrested in Connection With Manchester Bombing

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In the still images, the 22-year-old terrorist can be seen wearing a rucksack detectives believe could have held the explosives that tore through crowds at Manchester Arena . "There are over 400 investigations now ongoing by the security services and police into terrorist planning or people thinking about terrorist planning". Read More »

Pak protests with Afghanistan over detention of its diplomats

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It was emphasized that such incidents undermined the constructive engagement which the two countries envisaged for strengthening of bilateral ties. The two diplomatic officials, Hasan Khanzada and driver Syed Munir Shah, were "forcibly" taken by the Afghan security officials when they had gone for shopping. Read More »

Trump leaves G7 undecided on gas accord

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Disappointment over the Paris Agreement was countered by relief when Trump agreed on Saturday to language in the final G7 communique that pledged "to fight all forms of protectionism" and committed to a rules-based worldwide trade system. "His views are evolving, he came here to learn", Cohn said. "His basis for decision ultimately will be what's best for the United States". The United States is the biggest polluter in the world after China, emitting 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, ... Read More »

Ariana Grande returning to 'incredibly courageous city of Manchester' for benefit show

Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from "critical" to "severe" on Saturday, as authorities said they had made major progress in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester concert bombing. Before kickoff, Prince William laid a wreath in memory of the victims alongside Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham. "The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you've shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off ... Read More »

UK: Manchester terror attack investigation still at "full tilt"

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The police statement said one of the last places he went to was a "city centre flat and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena" where the attack took place. Abedi was known to British security services before the bombing, the government has said, but Ms Rudd declined to comment on exactly what had been known about him. Read More »

Rights group says Chechen officials humiliated gay detainees

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President Trump and Tillerson have not publicly commented on the arrests or the secret prisons in which the gay men have reportedly been held. POLICE IN THE Russian state of Chechnya rounded up, beat and humiliated dozens of gay and bisexual men in an effort to "purge" them from Chechen society, according to a report released today by Human Rights Watch . Read More »

Egypt launches second day of Libyan air strikes after attack on Christians

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Trump, attending the G-7 meeting in Sicily, said the USA would stand with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who vowed to strike back at the training bases of Islamic State militants suspected of waging the attacks. The group has no known connections to IS in Egypt. Egypt has repeatedly expressed concern over militants crossing from Libya to carry out attacks. In a speech on Friday, Sisi said setbacks to IS in Syria were driving its fighters to try to relocate to Libya and Egypt's ... Read More »

Rouhani urges U.S. to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran

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He also demanded that Iran cease its support of "terrorists and militias". Newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures during a televised speech after his victory in presidential election, in Tehran , Iran, 20 May 2017. The Iranian spokesmen urged the USA officials to stop, what he called, "rising tensions, intervention, Iranophobia , and selling weapons to the supporters of terrorism". Read More »

Sri Lanka calls for help as mudslides claim 100 lives

An Indian navy ship carrying medical teams and emergency relief supplies has arrived in response to a Sri Lankan government plea for help. The disaster management centre said dozens of deaths were reported from Kalutara and Ratnapura. Military Spokesman Roshan Senevirathne said about 400 military personnel had been deployed with boats and helicopters to help the police and civilian agencies. Read More »

Man shot in Bangor supermarket vehicle park

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The shooting happened in front of shoppers outside the Sainsbury's store in Bangor on Sunday afternoon. Earlier: A man has been critically injured after he was shot in a vehicle park in County Down. Social media posts from Bangor residents said up to six gunshots were heard. Witnesses said someone performed CPR on the wounded man as he lay on the ground. Read More »

US official mulling greatly expanding airplane laptop ban

That's the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it's a U.S. carrier, particularly if it's full of USA people. Britain has taken similar measures targeting flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The current ban was put in place because of concerns about terrorist attacks. Read More »

Ramsey wants Wenger to stay after scoring FA Cup final victor

Sanchez appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to his strike, which was provisionally ruled offside until referee Anthony Taylor over-ruled his assistant. Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious about publicly discussing whether he expects the north London club to offer a new contract. "They are in a good way, they showed strength and unity and we played spectacular football". Read More »

Trump satisfied with G7 defence of free trade agreement

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Reportedly speaking to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S., he said the country would drop its commitment to the Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015 under Barack Obama . "He stands in stark isolation", said Alden Meyer, who has followed climate talks for two decades as director of policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Read More »

Britain braced for possibility of another terrorist attack

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Manchester police has said, according to local media, that one of the men was arrested following a property search in the Withington area of Manchester , while another was detained elsewhere in the city. Abedi is reported to have been at the flat in Granby House at 7pm on the night of the attack, the Mirror said. "He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack", the officer said. Read More »

Looking for treats, black bear gets stuck in car, honks horn

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Some days you never know what you'll wake up to. In this case, however, the bear managed to open the door, get in, then close and lock the door behind him. A video recorded by Michelle Leanna from inside the restaurant Wednesday shows the bear wandering the parking lot of the Chili's in Jacksonville while shocked customers and employees watch out the window and discuss calling animal control. Read More »

CBSE, ICSE and ISC results to be out on Sunday, Monday

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Last year, both ICSE and ISC results were declared on May 6. Candidates are advised to take the print out of the ISC Class 12th and ICSE Class 10th Results 2017 and keep it safely for further reference. Previously the examination was likely to be commenced from February 27 and was scheduled to conclude on March 31. A total of 176327 students had registered for the exam this year. Read More »

White House stands by Jared Kushner

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US President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner . Trump tweets that "it is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies" from what he calls the "FakeNews media". Flynn was sacked in February after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call. Read More »

Rouhani's Reelection in Iran is Beneficial for Armenia According to Experts

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Rouhani's election signifies that Iran intends to project a moderate image, adhere strictly to the nuclear deal so as to conserve its gains and keep the doors open to foreign investment for rebuilding its economy, without, however, halting its missile programme, pursuing its regional interests by supporting the Assad regime, maintaining ties with Hezbollah and combating the Islamic State. Read More »

Manchester Bombing Suspect Salman Abedi Called Mom Before Attack: 'Forgive Me'

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His father Ramadan and younger brother Hashem were detained in Libya , authorities there said . With British police investigating an alleged network linked to the British-born suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, the matter of information leaked to US media will be taken up by British Prime Minister Theresa May when she meets President Donald Trump at a later North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, the BBC reported . Read More »

North Korea's Media Says Anti-Aircraft Weapon Tested

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Kim Jong-un is preparing for World War 3, he was so impressed he has ordered the mass-production and deployment of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system which the North Korean leader personally witnessed being test fired recently, state media reported . Read More »