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Iran says Trump reaction to attacks 'repugnant'

The state-run IRNA news agency also reported Thursday that the death toll in the attacks had risen to 17 people killed, citing Ahmad Shojaei, the head of the country's forensic center. Iran said on Thursday that gunmen and bombers who attacked Tehran were Iranian members of Islamic State who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq - deepening the regional ramifications of the assaults. Read More »

United Kingdom police name two of London attackers


London , Jun 8 British police investigating the deadly London Bridge attack arrested three men in new raids in east London , as a video released today showed the frenzied tense moments just before the attackers, including a man of pakistani origin, were gunned down by armed police officers. Read More »

Election results 2017: Nick Clegg loses Sheffield Hallam seat


Meanwhile, Lib Dem warhorse Sir Vince Cable has swept back into his former Twickenham seat with 34,969 votes. In his concession speech, he said: 'In my time in parliament, I have never shirked from political battles. At the time, the Lib Dems held 57 seats, but after the next election five years later, the number was cut to eight. "He [could not] take the party with him, nor any of the over 100,000 membership". Read More »

EU expands sanctions against North Korea

Nauert said the suspension of THAAD deployment is "part of the conversations" that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had with President Donald Trump at an Oval Office meeting on Thursday. U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Thursday the resumption of talks with North Korea on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is made more hard by Pyongyang's increasingly frequent missile tests . Read More »

Law: Scotland must rise to England challenge


England are four points clear atop Uefa qualifying Group F and closing in on a place in Russian Federation, while Scotland , six points back in fourth place, face a scrap just to secure a play-off berth. Strachan knows that when you put both squad lists together there is a massive gulf, but he is confident that Scotland as a unit can match England . Read More »

Rahul should see Congress' track record: BJP on Mandsaur violence

The protest took an ugly turn when five farmers were killed in the police firing. Gandhi and Jeetu Patwari set off from Nimbahera in Chtttorgarh district in Rajasthan, hoping to reach Mandsaur by a wild country route through Rajasthan. "The BSP, especially its Madhya Pradesh unit, support the demands of the farmers". While a truck and two motorbikes were torched by protestors on the Mumbai-Agra highway (NH-3) in Shajapur district, stones were hurled at police personnel in Shajapur town, ... Read More »

Qatar is escalating diplomatic row: UAE minister Gargash

Addressing reporters in Doha on Thursday, Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar had been isolated "because we are successful and progressive". "We are a platform for peace not terrorism ..." The dispute has sparked the worst diplomatic crisis in the Arab world in years and raised fears it will cause further instability in an already-volatile region. Read More »

Alex Salmond out in bad night for the SNP

Political heavyweights Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson were among significant SNP losses in north east Scotland. The Liberal Democrats regained Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross with former MSP Jamie Stone taking the seat from the SNP's Paul Monaghan. Read More »

Qatar seeks diplomatic solution to Middle East row

In his second intervention in the dispute in as many days, Trump urged action against terrorism in a call with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al- Thani, a White House statement said , suggesting a meeting at the White House "if necessary". Read More »

Amid Qatar crisis, China tells Iran that Gulf stability is best

Bahrain, Egypt , Saudi Arabia and the Emirates have all cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed all transport links in a move to isolate the energy-rich travel hub from the outside world. A Qatari official, however, said the rift was pushing Doha in the direction of leaving the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council, "with deep regret". Read More »

Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin


Responding to a question posed by Stone about anti-LGBT legislation in Russian Federation, the president reportedly said that "there are no restrictions whatsoever" on homosexuals in his country. Audiences learn Putin never missed a day of his presidency purely because he is a man. Bloomberg reports that Stone's documentary also sought to clarify Putin's take on the LGBT community. Read More »

Trump is unlikely to invoke executive privilege to stop Comey's testimony

As FBI director, Comey was leading the agency's probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election and into whether Trump campaign aides illegally colluded with Russia before Trump fired Comey last month. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, that Comey would be testifying before the committee on June 8. But legal experts say Trump likely undermined those arguments because he publicly discussed the conversations in tweets and interviews. Read More »

GJM, police clash as Didi meets Cabinet in Darjeeling


He said Darjeeling - due to its vantage location in the Eastern Himalayas, straddling nature reserves and Buddhist sites, as well as proximity to northeast India, Nepal and Bhutan - draws around 600 tourists per day during summer till July. Read More »

Coverage of Comey testimony plays out with partisan spin

Now that even former Director Comey has acknowledged that the Constitution would permit the president to direct the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in this matter, let us put the issue of obstruction of justice behind us once and for all and focus on the political, moral, and other non-criminal aspects of President Trump's conduct. Read More »

Kerala Assembly passes resolution against Centre's slaughter ban notification


The permissible age limit for consuming liquor has been increased from 21 to 23. "Some restaurants will be allowed to serve liquor at their banquet hall after levying fees", he said. "The previous government's liquor policy was a flop, statistics show". Though Bar Owners Association has approached the Supreme Court against the policy, an apex court bench comprising Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh upheld the liquor policy in December 2015. Read More »

United Nations reports 'significant escalation' of civilian deaths in Mosul


Hussein stressed that "the victims of such bad crimes must not be forgotten". In late May, Iraqi troops began advancing on the remaining parts of western Mosul , IS' last major stronghold in the country. Thursday's statement detailed two new reports, including a May 26 incident where Daesh reportedly shot dead 27 people trying to escape al-Shifa, including five children. Read More »

Explosion at Indian firecracker factory kills 20


Of the injured, eight have been rushed to Nagpur (in Maharashtra) for treatment, while two are being treated at a hospital in the district", he added. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister ShivrajSingh Chouhan‏ has condoled the loss of lives in the mishap. According to district collector Bharat Yadav, the incident took place in Kheri village, which is almost 10 km from the district headquarters. Read More »

Families reflect on military service at Phoenix National Cemetery


He addressed US service members stationed at a naval base in Sicily as "warriors of freedom" and the "patriots who keep the fires of liberty burning". During that visit, the president greeted other families who had lost loved ones. Six-year-old Christian Jacobs' father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, died during military training exercises in Twentynine Palms, Calif., in 2011. Read More »

US intelligence contractor heads to court on leak charges


The 25-year-old federal contractor was arrested Saturday and stands charged with leaking classified information to a media outlet. Though she was active on social media, victor doesn't appear to have discussed her work online. Winner's mother told CNN that her daughter isn't especially political and is struggling with the situation. Victor remained locked up Tuesda. The NSA report was dated May 5, the same as the document victor is charged with leaking. Read More »

House GOP on track to undoing post-2008 financial rules

Also, the American Bankers Association expressed disappointment that the bill had retained Dodd-Frank limits on debit card fees. "We will replace economic stagnation with a growing healthy economy". It primarily targets the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act which was enacted a few years after the collapse. Crapo has been working closely with his counterpart Sherrod Brown, a top Democrat on the panel, to find common ground. Read More »

Deaths From Floods And Landslides, 110 Missing


Aid has continued to pour into Sri Lanka as thousands were affected by days of heavy rains triggered by the yearly monsoons in the island country. The flooding was brought on by monsoon rains across southwestern portions of the country, according to the Sri Lanka's Ministry of Disaster Management. Read More »

Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured

At least one person died and almost two dozen others were injured in a crash involving a church bus and a vehicle in south Fulton County in Atlanta , Georgia. 11Alive spoke with one couple who said their niece was involved in the wreck and they hurried to the hospital to be by her side. Madison Baptist Association urged its followers on its Facebook page to be in prayer for the victims. Read More »

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 6/3/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction


For the first two periods of Game 2 , the Predators kept the score tied at 1-1 but took numerous avoidable penalties. The teams come off a freaky Game 1 that featured a questionable offside review wiping out a goal by P.K. Chris Kunitz had two assists for the Penguins for a second game in a row. If Nashville looks to have any hope of making a comeback in this series against the Penguins, they must use their home crowd to their advantage. Read More »

Armed police arrest two men in Newham on suspicion of terror offences


In a seperate incident, two men aged 34 at 37 were held at separate addresses in Newham, while a third man aged 33 was arrested at an address in Waltham Forest. One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "I looked out and saw just loads of armed police officers balaclava'd up". Video shows moment terrorists were shot down by police during a stabbing spree . Read More »

Interior chief to review sage-grouse conservation plan


He continued to say that he hopes they begin targeting real threats to the habit such as "invasive species, wildfire, and wild horse overpopulation". "As we move forward with implementation of our strategy for sage-grouse conservation, we want to make sure that we do so first and foremost in consultation with state and local governments, and in a manner that allows both wildlife and local economies to thrive", Zinke said . Read More »

Accused leaker Reality Winner pleads not guilty, denied bail


The 25-year-old US government contractor has worked since February in Augusta , Ga., for a federal agency that neither prosecutors nor her defense lawyer will name and where she had access to sensitive documents. The parents of a USA government contractor charged with leaking classified documents to a news organization insist she's not a flight risk and should be released from jail before her trial. Read More »

UK exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority


The polls suggest that the Conservative party , led by prime minister Theresa May , have lost their majority in the British parliament, though still remain the biggest party, according to the BBC . On that question, analyst Iain Begg says, the country appears to have moved on. Corbyn said May's cut to police numbers had left the country vulnerable to attack, while May attacked the Labour leader over his record of voting against anti-terror legislation. Read More »

Indians And Pakistanis Celebrating After The Match


Fast-bowler Hasan Ali was the star performer with the ball for Pakistan , taking 3-24, while Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim chipped in with two apiece. In ICC Champions Trophy 2017 today's match, South Africa faces against Pakistan in Group B. Read More »

Trump offers to help resolve rift between Qatar, Gulf nations

Corker, who has previously said he wished Trump's iPhone would be taken away from him, emphasized the importance of the major USA air base in Qatar "to the activities we have going on in the region". Riyadh announced on state television that Qatar would no longer participate in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen , claiming Doha had helped support the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, despite the fact that Qatari soldiers have been killed fighting the Houthis. Read More »

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: Trump Condolences for Islamic State Attack 'Repugnant'

Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), who was not only instrumental in helping with the Iran nuclear deal, but has advocated for the recognition of the Iranian regime's legitimacy by the West, issued a statement demanding President Donald Trump stand alongside the Iranian regime following the attack: "We urge President Trump, members of the U.S. Read More »