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Dozens flee Islamist gunmen in war-torn Philippine city

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Precision-guided bombs were used earlier in airstrikes in Marawi's urban areas, but the military ran out of the high-tech munitions and used conventional ones in Wednesday's bombing run, he said. Duterte, who took office on June 30 a year ago, placed Mindanao and nearby island provinces in the southern Philippines under martial law last Tuesday after some 500 militants occupied and torched some infrastructures in Marawi . Read More »

Kathy Griffin in tears at press conference

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Griffin appeared in a tearful press conference on Friday where she sobbed of Trump: "He broke me". Since the video was posted on Tuesday, she has lost her job co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special and had all her upcoming comedy shows cancelled . Read More »

Six People Killed in London 'Terrorist Attacks'

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing, but there has not yet been a claim of responsibility for the London attack , which the prime minister linked to Islamic extremism. Emergency personnel tend to wounded on London Bridge as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge. "We believe three people were involved, but we still have got some more inquiries to do to be 100 percent confident in that", assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley ... Read More »

Sri Lanka's Death Toll Reaches 166 Following Monsoons

Five rivers in the south and west of the island have flooded, affecting more than 61,000 people, the agency says . On Sunday, the rainfall eased somewhat, although it is expected to intensify again from Monday. It has almost 200 personnel on board, including specialised rescue, diving and medical teams, as well as a large amount of relief material and Gemini inflatable boats. Read More »

Outrage and solidarity over 'cowardly' London attacks

He expressed condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured. 'One of the things that we can do is show that we aren't going to be cowed, is by voting on Thursday and making sure that we understand the importance of our democracy, our civil liberties and our human rights, ' he said . Read More »

How the London Bridge and Borough Market attack unfolded

Armed officers retaliated and shot dead three male suspects within eight minutes. Khan said Londoners would see an increased police presence in the city after the deadly incident but there was no reason to panic. At 1225am British time on Sunday the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were declared as terrorist incidents. But they said later that turned out to be an unrelated stabbing. Read More »

Study suggests hung United Kingdom parliament

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Data collected by YouGov suggested that the Tories could lose up to 20 of the 330 seats they held in the last parliament, and Labour could gain nearly 30 seats. Sturgeon previously said that she would be willing to enter a "progressive alliance" with Labour but did not "want a Tory Prime Minister or Tory government". Read More »

Trump points to travel ban after reports of London attacks

Dozens more were wounded. A Reuters witness described a heavy police presence and a cordon around a block of flats as residents of other flats in the building looked out from their windows onto the scene. He told the station: "I didn't see the van mount the kerb but I saw everything else". But instead they "started kicking them, punching them and took out knives". Read More »

US evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit

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Nonetheless, Liberal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna also found Trump's resolve to extricate the USA from the accord "deeply disappointing" and even suggested that the president will be missing out from the "inevitable" increase in green energy jobs that climate change proponents believe will soon be mushrooming around the world. Read More »

Ariana Grande Surprises Young Fans Injured In Manchester Attack

She quickly headed for a hospital in the northern English city where numerous injured are being treated. The young girl from Denton was hurt badly in the Manchester Arena attacks, suffering fractures to both her legs and shrapnel wounds, according to Manchester Evening News . Read More »

London terror attack kills six

Witness Mark Roberts said he said saw a van speeding across London Bridge toward London Bridge underground station, which suddenly swerved, bounced off the pavement and hit several pedestrians. Members of the public who are concerned about friends and relatives should contact the police Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233 or 020 7158 0197 . "We are all shocked and angry today, but this is our city", Sadiq Khan said Sunday. Read More »

Friendly fire incident kills 11 Philippine troops in ISIS fight

Since then, Philippine military and police have been engaged in pitched, street-to-street fighting with ISIS gunmen, whose ranks have reportedly included fighters from the Mideast and eastern Europe, as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the Mindanao region. Read More »

Pacific meet puts Trump's trade turmoil centre stage

Trump withdrew from TPP in one of his first acts in office , but the 11 remaining countries agreed in Hanoi to explore how they could still move ahead - partly in the hope that the United States would reconsider leaving. Tweet: With Secretary Ildefonso G. and the Meeting of Ministers in Charge of Trade at APEC in Hanoi, Vietnam . New US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has held one-on-one meetings with key partners, reflecting Trump's emphasis on bilateral trade deals that he ... Read More »

Putin Upbeat After Trump Withdraws US From Global Climate Agreement

He then suggested that hackers from within the United States could also have been responsible, and used Russian Federation as a fall guy. "Hackers can be anywhere", Putin told Kelly. "Could you imagine something like that?" The clip aired on NBC Nightly News on Friday, and the full interview will air on Sunday on the premiere episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly . Read More »

Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from N. Korea

At their meeting, Inada and Mattis agreed that the recent series of ballistic missile launches by North Korea are impermissible, terming them as clear provocations against regional peace and stability. In a question-and-answer session with his audience of national security experts from across the globe, Mattis was asked whether the USA might attack the North pre-emptively and without warning South Korea in advance. Read More »

Trump tweets 'covfefe,' social media goes wild

Last week, The Post and The Times reported that Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, proposed setting up a secret communications line with the Kremlin during a meeting in early December at Trump Tower. For the foreseeable future, they say, Spicer is White House press secretary and will continue to hold press briefings. Trump has yet to sign a major piece of legislation, and he is now facing a series of major decisions, including withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, increasing troops ... Read More »

U.S. not alone in financing global climate fund

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Yet other governments with smaller economies than the US have invested significant amounts too. "Grassroots communities shall (link arms) arms together, and vulnerable countries like the Philippines shall continue demanding for climate justice", The Climate Reality Project Philippines Manager Rodne Galicha said in a statement on Friday, June 2. Read More »

Star Wars 8 Cast Takes Over Vanity Fair and It's Epic

I'm sure it will inspire many to purchase magnificent flowing space capes and imposing fighter pilot jackets as worn by Poe Dameron ( Oscar Isaac ), Finn ( John Boyega ), and new character Rose Tico (Tran). Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017. Aside from new faces, Vanity Fair's extensive set report also includes a few intriguing new scene descriptions. Read More »

May calls London attacks as 'potential act of terrorism'

Doerr says they were both on the London Bridge Saturday about an hour before terrorist attacks occurred on both the bridge and the Borough Market , located one-third of a mile away. The local administration is working with the rescue services to find people who may have fallen into the River Thames, reported Reuters . Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for "resolute solidarity" with Britain in the face of the "shocking" attacks. Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility for Manila attack, police deny link to terrorism

Around dawn, the body of the suspected gunman was found in a hotel room in the still-smoking complex, police said . However, he left the backpack on the ground near the stock room before starting to fire shots and burning casino tables. Resorts World is later put on lockdown. "We urge USA citizens in Manila to contact family members and loved ones to notify them that you are safe". Read More »

UK PM May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll

Pressed by host David Dimbleby, Corbyn then ruled out using nuclear weapons first in a conflict and refused to be drawn on whether he would be prepared to use them as a retaliatory measure. Then challenged by an audience member over why he had "never regarded the IRA as terrorists" he responded saying "I have deplored all acts of terrorism by anybody in Northern Ireland or anywhere else" before facing a barrage of further questions of his discussions with members if the group at the time. Read More »

BC Premier Christy Clark not ready to resign

The likelihood of a renewed debate on the Trans Mountain pipeline drew reaction from outside the province even before Horgan said the parties have a responsibility to "defend" the coastline of British Columbia and stop the pipeline, which would increase tanker traffic seven-fold off the west coast. Read More »

London terror attacks: Nine including three suspects killed; Key developments

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Three male attackers were shot and killed within eight minutes of the first call to emergency services. --Police say those canisters were part of a hoax suicide vest. BBC1's flagship Sunday morning politics show was also taken off air, for rolling news coverage of the attack, but ITV's Peston On Sunday show is going ahead as planned. Read More »

Putin tells NBC: US hackers could have framed Russia in election hack

While he maintained Thursday that the Russian government wasn't behind the attacks, he said hackers anywhere could make their efforts appear like they came from the state. Putin further ridiculed persisting United States focus on the Russian ambassador's contacts with members of Trump's campaign team, insisting that the envoy was merely doing his job. Read More »

May and Corbyn grilled on social care and defence by voters

He said: "If we did use it, millions are going to die. You have to think this thing through", Mr Corbyn said. "Since they are ruling out increases in income, corporate tax and VAT we must assume that there will be an increase in national insurance and in various "stealth taxes" yet to be specified". Read More »

Macron trolls Trump after climate deal ditch with catchy slogan

The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency , Scott Pruitt , said exiting the Paris Agreement did not mean disengagement. In the US, it is local and state governments, along with businesses, that are primarily responsible for the dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. Read More »

London Bridge Closed Following Reports That Vehicle Plowed Into Pedestrians

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There were also reports of a third incident, a stabbing in the Vauxhall area of London . He was seriously injured, although his life is not in danger. This news story will be updated as more information is released. "Awful news from London tonight", tweeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who was scheduled to attend the annual Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner in Ottawa Saturday night. Read More »