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Twin assaults on parliament, shrine rock Tehran

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the White House comments "repugnant" and accused the USA of supporting terror. "Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship", Zarif tweeted. with the four attackers dead, one of whom detonated his suicide vest during the standoff with security forces. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader, used the attacks to defend Tehran's involvement in wars overseas. Read More »

Did girlfriend's texts push teen to take his own life?

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The prosecution says Ms Carter helped Roy devise the plan to take his own life, encouraged him to hide it from his parents. Mr Roy's mother, Lynn Roy, told the court on Tuesday she had no warning of her son's suicide. "You're ready and prepared". In text messages sent to her peers in 2014, Michelle Carter described herself as a teenager whose friendships ended at the doors of her school, leaving her friendless, lonely, and feeling worthless. Read More »

London attacker has Scottish wife reports state as two terrorists named

Redouane, 30, also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, claiming to be six years younger. Khuram Shazad Butt , left, and Rachid Redouane are seen in a photo combination released by London's Metropolitan Police on June 5, 2017. The two were crossing London Bridge Saturday night. Butt, Redouane and Zaghba were all living in Barking, east London , at the time of the London Bridge attack . Read More »

PM Narendra Modi seeks to fix Russian Federation ties on Europe tour

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Two agreements were also signed on transfer of sentenced persons and waiving of visas for diplomatic passport holders. Addressing the Indo-German Business Summit along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , Modi said Germany is among India's most important partners both bilaterally and in the global context. Read More »

300000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

Tracking website Tropical Storm Risk has forecast that Cyclone Mora would move northwards past Chittagong over the next 12 hours, weakening as it got further inland, and would be downgraded from a Category-One cyclone to a tropical storm. Read More »

Trump Appeals Travel Ban to Supreme Court

The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court Thursday to break its losing streak in lower courts and revive President Trump's travel ban on immigrants from six predominantly Muslim nations. The Trump Administration did not ask for immediate oral arguments on the matter - instead, if the Supreme Court decides to go forward on the case, action is more likely in the fall, after the justices begin their new term in October. Read More »

Sen. Collins: Tone, context of Trump-Comey conversations "so important"

U.S. Senators said Former FBI Director James Comey will be grilled on whether President Donald Trump tried to get him to back off an investigation, into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. If he did invoke privilege, there would be instant analogies to President Richard Nixon during Watergate, and the move could be challenged in court. Read More »

Barzani: Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence in September

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The autonomous Kurdish region already has many characteristics of a state - an executive, legislature, judiciary and security forces - all recognized under the Iraqi constitution's federalist structure. What will Recep Erdogan do if the Iraqi Kurds declare independence? In recent years, Kurdish forces have played a vital role alongside US forces in the battle against Islamic State and are now squeezing the organization out of its stronghold in Mosul. Read More »

Stranded in Doha: Efforts afoot to bring pilgrims back

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But the Saudi-led action was already having tangible effects, with dozens of flights canceled, Qatari planes barred from regional airspace, and panic buying in Doha amid fears of food shortages. Under Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who overthrew his father in 1995, and then abdicated in favor of his son Tamim in 2013, they adopted a fairly promiscuous diplomatic approach, trying to curry favor with all manner of parties. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon admits SNP rethink on referendum timing

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Nicola Sturgeon will set out a plans to free up an extra £118 billion of public spending UK-wide over the course of the parliament when she launches her party's General Election manifesto this week, according to the SNP. In the Conservative package of election proposals, May reinforced her vision of Brexit, promising British voters she would deliver a clean break from the European Union and reiterating her warning that no deal is better than a bad one. Read More »

DE and Virginia Governors Join Climate Change Group

Reilly told Reuters the White House did not contact MIT scientists or offer them a chance to explain their work before Trump used it in his speech at the Rose Garden this week. Donald Trump "believes the climate is changing" partly because of pollution, according to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , Nikki Haley. Read More »

Cyclone Mora abates, heads to India's north-eastern coast

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Cox's Bazar district chief Mohammad Ali Hussin said at least 15,000 houses in the district had been destroyed and he had unconfirmed reports of three people killed and dozens injured, including several Rohingya refugees . The cyclone, which lashed the coastal belt with a wind speed of 128 kmph and made landfall at around 6:00 am on Tuesday, cut off Kutubdia, Moheshkhali and Teknaf from other parts of the country. Read More »

Police make another arrest in Manchester bombing case

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According to Sky News broadcaster, Salman's brother Ismail Abedi, 23, was arrested on May 23. Police named Abedi, 22, as the suicide bomber behind the May 22 attack at the Manchester Arena. Greater Manchester Police said a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act in Cheetham Hill Road in the city on Saturday night. Read More »

Sitaram Yechury allegedly heckled inside CPI(M) office; watch video

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The men, identified as Upendra Kumar and Pawan Kaul, had entered the room along with other journalists. The two men entered the premises of the building where the press conference was going on, and tried to barge in chanting slogans against Yechury and also shouted "Bharat Mata ki Jai" slogans. Read More »

House votes to ditch concealed carry permits

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Applicants must complete a firearms safety course to qualify for the concealed carry permit. Bill sponsor Rep. Chris Millis (R-Hampstead) said the proposal was narrowly constructed so that it "does not weaken sanctions against people who are not qualified" to own a handgun. Read More »

Third London Bridge terrorist was Italian national of Moroccan descent

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Police said 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba lived in east London and that his family has been notified, adding that he had not been considered to be a "subject of interest" to either police or the intelligence services. Rachid Redouane - who had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, variously gave his age as 30 or 25 and also used Elkhdar as a surname - was not on the radar of police or intelligence agencies until the attack. Read More »

Burhan's successor Sabzar Bhat killed, Kashmir on the boil

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He said all trains running between Srinagar-Badgam-Sopore and Baramulla in North Kashmir remained suspended since May 27 afternoon. Mobile internet services were snapped in the Valley after Bhat's death, not even 24 hours after they were restored after fresh violence hit the valley. Read More »

'Black-ish' star Yara Shahidi says she's going to attend Harvard

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The 17-year-old actress did not detail her schedule or how this would affect the show, but told Seventeen magazine in April that since her character was also college-age, filming on "a college campus and having Zoey experience life as an independent" young woman was a possibility. Read More »

Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly

But both Coats and Rogers also said they wouldn't publicly reveal more specifics of private conversations they had with Trump. "I've never felt pressured ", Director Coats added. Comey is expected to discuss a memorandum he wrote in which he said the president asked him to effectively shut down the Justice Department's investigation. Read More »

UK contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign

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If Labour emerges as the single largest party and goes on to form a minority government with support from the Scottish National Party, Liberal Democrats and others, calling the mid-term election will spell nothing less than an historic blunder for May - the next election was not due before 2020. Read More »

Mattis turns up heat on North Korea and China

Glossing over disagreements, the defense chiefs from Japan and France on Saturday welcomed USA leadership in the Asia-Pacific to manage the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and maintain regional peace. North Korea also has test-fired at least nine ballistic missiles so far this year, most recently on Monday. "I believe that if China and the United States can ensure no conflict, as well as maintain mutual respect, cooperation and trust, it will contribute greatly to security in the Asia ... Read More »

US Intelligence Chiefs Decline to Discuss Trump Contacts

For a short moment it appeared the hearing may stay focused on foreign surveillance (Coat's 18-minute opening statement on the topic put one audience member to sleep.) But it quickly shifted to an intense examination of the Trump White House's handling of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Australia confirms 2 citizens dead in London Bridge attack

Ms Zelenak's mother, Julie Wallace , was leaving Australia "first thing" this morning to try and find her daughter in London . She is thought to have become separated from her friends on Saturday night as they ran for their lives. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the brazen attacks that started on the bridge, where three attackers drove a rented white van onto a sidewalk and into pedestrians. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj speaks to Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, condemns attacks

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In the first ISIS attack in the Islamic Republic, suicide bombers and teams of gunmen stormed the parliament building in Tehran as well as the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini . Iran has been a key backer of Assad throughout Syria's six-year-long civil war. And indeed, Iranian intelligence claims to have foiled several plots inspired by IS. Read More »

New Jersey Gubernatorial Primary Election: Hours & Election Day Information

Guadagno's close ties to Christie did not deter voters like Jack Trotta of Plumsted from casting his ballot for her, "Number two has no say in what's going on". "The race will be a proving ground for Democrats to test their anti-Trump message before the midterm elections", said Montclair State University political science professor Brigid Harrison. Read More »

Islamic State group claims attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine

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Mizan Online, an Iranian state-run news website, said 12 people were killed and 42 wounded in the two attacks. The intelligence ministry said there had been a third "terrorist" team that was neutralised before the attacks started. IS released a video of the attackers from inside the building via its Amaq propaganda agency - a rare claim of responsibility while an attack was still going on. Read More »