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Two Arrests in Oakland Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

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The Alameda County District Attorney said on Monday that prosecutors have filed felony criminal charges stemming from the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire previous year in which 36 musicians and artists attending a late night dance party died . Read More »

Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results

In the 2015 general election campaign, DUP health minister Jim Wells resigned amid a controversy about remarks he made about same sex couples. Party insiders are placing bets on how long May will last, less than a year after Britain's surprise referendum decision propelled her into Downing Street . Read More »

Trump accuses Comey of lying under oath in fiery news conference

A person close to Trump's legal team said a complaint would be filed next week with the Justice Department over the leak. "Some of the things that he said just weren't true", added the president, who - when asked if he would be willing to speak under oath to special prosecutor Robert Mueller about the encounters - responded: "100 percent". Read More »

Xi: China and India should manage differences

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Established in June 2001, SCO aims at protecting political interests of the member states and promoting security, economic and trade cooperation among them besides cooperating in efforts to address the challenge of terrorism. Many fear that India and Pakistan might not be able to work together, and the SCO might face the same problems as SAARC did - with two regional powers not cooperating, there is always a fear that working together might not be achievable. Read More »

Sri Lankan man charged over Flight MH128 'bomb' threat

Passenger Andrew Leoncelli said the device the man had was a boombox type portable music player. Around 11 passengers helped tackle the man at the back of the plane, and the aircraft immediately turning back for Melbourne Airport after the man had been restrained, according to multiple media reports. Read More »

Wounded Theresa May hangs on after her catastrophic general election misjudgment

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Party sources suggested Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd and David Davis were being sounded out as possible replacements. Long-serving Tory MP Keith Simpson, who sits on the House of Commons' Intelligence and Security Committee and backed remaining in the European Union in last June's referendum, said May's authority was "badly diminished" and colleagues had been left shocked and angry. Read More »

Trump's lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey

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During his testimony , Comey said that he believed President Donald Trump fired him due to the FBI's Russian Federation probe, saying, "I know I was sacked because of something about the way I was conducting the Russian Federation investigation was in some way putting pressure on him, in some way irritating him, and he chose to fire me because of that". Read More »

UK PM Theresa May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

There was confusion over the status of the deal overnight after Number 10 had said it was agreed in principle, but was contradicted by the DUP which said an agreement was yet to be finalised. Several Conservative lawmakers have warned that May can not carry on indefinitely, after throwing away a 17-seat majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. Read More »

Qatar must stop funding terrorism

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A statement published on the Bahrain News Agency said Trump's "stance is part of the relentless United States efforts to continue combating all forms of terrorism and ensuring global solidarity on this unsafe phenomenon". Trump said defeating ISIS and other terror organisations is something he has emphasised all during his campaign. "The reports about this escalation, the steps taken by some Arab countries on severing ties with Qatar raised concerns [in Moscow]", the Russian ... Read More »

Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on

European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there is "no time to lose" in starting Brexit talks, after May on March 29 started the two-year countdown to ending Britain's four-decade membership. On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a snap general election, which was called by Prime Minister Theresa May in order to unify the parliament ahead of the Brexit negotiations with Brussels. Read More »

Top Theresa May aides resign after conservative United Kingdom election humiliation

May's Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn , once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said May should step down and he wanted to form a minority government. The party's manifesto calls for a nuclear deterrent. She will present a formal program, also known as the Queen's Speech. Prime Minister Theresa May's chief of staff Nick Timothy and Joint-chief of staff Fiona Hill leave Conservative Party headquarters in London , Friday, June 9, 2017. Read More »

Theresa May to visit Buckingham Palace for permission to form United Kingdom government

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Theresa May's Conservatives , who anticipated an increased number of seats throughout the General Election campaign, find themselves the largest party in Parliament, but without an overall majority. The 1998 Good Friday agreement set up power sharing in Northern Ireland, largely ending years of sectarian violence. He said he was "humbled" and wanted to serve the town where he was born and raised. Read More »

Huge hole in plane after Sydney take-off

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Images show a massive hole in the engine casing which forced the plan to circle for nearly an hour before touching down safely. An airport spokeswoman said about 10 domestic flights had been cancelled and delays were expected throughout the morning. Read More »

Theresa May: Calling election shows I have 'balls'

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Turns out that next week's General Election doesn't hinge on immigration or Brexit negotiations, the key to Number 10 will actually be handed to the person most willing to instigate nuclear armageddon. Mrs May came under fire over public sector pay and health funding as she faced voters in a BBC One Question Time election special less than a week before the June 8 poll. Read More »

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

Authorities said the death count had risen to 17 and scores were wounded. The attackers needed at a minimum the following resources and capabilities: weapons; training in how to use them as well as how to fight as a small team; coordination to conduct nearly-simultaneous attacks; sophisticated communications; staging areas near the sites of the attacks and safe-houses elsewhere in Iran . Read More »

India crush Bangladesh in warm-up; Guptill powers New Zealand

The first meet of the two teams was in the year 2004. Elsewhere, Sri Lanka suffered defeat in their second warm-up game prior when they couldn't defend a massive 356 runs on the board against New Zealand . "It's a lesson with the bat and ball - our bowlers to be disciplined and to our batsman that, sometimes, you have to sit in", Morgan said. We have to keep improving and that's what we are looking for. Read More »

'When UK ready', Brexit talks should start: EU's Michel Barnier

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Conservative party headquarters in London , Friday, June 9, 2017 . Brexit negotiations were set to begin in 10 days although the European Union reportedly indicated in the lead up to the election that it would be appropriate to delay negotiations if Labour won a majority. Read More »

US Soldiers Killed in Afghan "Insider Attack"

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The shooting took place in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangahar province, where a security official said the gunman was killed by USA troops. But suffice it to say, when heroes fall, Americans grieve. Two U.S. soldiers were killed in the Achin district in late April by possible friendly fire after an intense raid by Army Rangers on ISIS's Afghan affiliate's headquarters. Read More »

United States ambassador chides UN "bias" against Israel

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Writing in The Post , she asked, "whether the Human Rights Council actually supports human rights or is merely a showcase for dictatorships that use their membership to whitewash brutality". Danon will accompany Haley throughout most of the trip, except during her meetings with the Palestinians and while she takes a private tour of Jerusalem's holy sites. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee requests Comey's Trump meeting notes, White House tapes

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The president said Comey's testimony on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee mostly vindicated his previous claims about their interactions. Comey described the unverified intelligence in a classified session shortly after he had told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he was "aware of facts" about Sessions that he could not discuss in public. Read More »

Petition grows against May's deal with ultra-conservatives

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Mounting criticism and a spirit of vendetta claimed the scalps of two of May's closest advisers, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, who resigned in the wake of the snap election that wiped out the Tories' parliamentary majority. Timothy - a combative character who one former colleague said had helped create a "toxic" atmosphere at the heart of the government - said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash. Read More »

USA forces help Duterte fight Isis in Philippines

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In his first Independence Day message while in power, President Rodrigo Duterte called on his countrymen to help preserve Philippine sovereignty as a way to honor the country's heroes. Military operations in Marawi City have resulted in a brutal campaign to eliminate extremist militants. But it is proceeding carefully so as not to destroy mosques where some of the militants had taken up positions. Read More »

Trump Offers 'Warm Support' to Theresa May After Poll Setback

Mr Grayling told BBC Question Time: "Not only must she not resign, she has to not resign in the interest of the country because we need to move forward, we have got to go into the Brexit negotiations". "It will be hard to govern and it could mean another election later in the year", said Wyn Grant, professor of politics at the University of Warwick. Read More »

England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

It was the first time an England side had reached a world final since Bobby Moore , Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst and company won the Jules Rimet Trophy at Wembley in 1966. "I was born in 1966 and that is the last time we did it". "We're into the World Cup final and we're all over the moon", the 20-year-old told the FA's website. Read More »

Theresa May confirms she will stay as Britain's prime minister

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Sky News sources said the Conservatives had issued the statement "in error" and the DUP had not yet reached any agreement with the Tories . British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party on Sunday to stay in power after losing her party's parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks are set to start. Read More »

Puerto Rico mulls political status in new referendum

Gov. Ricardo Rossello greets people before voting at the San Jose Academy during the fifth referendum in San Juan, Puerto Rico , Sunday, June 11, 2017. Quinones said many of her relatives are among the almost half a million Puerto Ricans who have moved to the USA mainland in the past decade to find a more affordable cost of living or jobs as the island of 3.4 million people struggles with a 12 percent unemployment rate. Read More »

Malaysia Airlines A330 returns to Melbourne after bomb threat

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A Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 337 passengers was travelling from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday when panic ensued. In a statement , Malaysia Airlines said "the operating captain was alerted by a cabin crew of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit". Read More »

Trump fires back on Twitter: 'Comey is a leaker!'

He said he would be happy to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 U.S. Two sources familiar with what Comey said in the closed door gatherings told NBC News about the confirmation. "That's one of the reasons I want people to make sure we have a very, very strong force [among North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations]". Read More »

U.S. help in Marawi limited to technical assistance only - Abella

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According to Padilla, authorities believe the almost three-week Marawi siege would be over soon because the volume of enemy fire has gone down, and enemy activity in certain areas of the city has dwindled. Padilla also said that government troops were still planning to raise the Philippine flag in Marawi on Monday for Independence Day even if the fighting continues. Read More »

What is a hung parliament - and what happens next?

However, the general elections have failed the conservatives and took away her majority in the government , forcing her to collaborate with DUP. A Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The Prime Minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week". Read More »

Talks Ongoing With UK PM Theresa May's Conservatives: Democratic Unionist Party

Prime Minister Theresa May dispatched her chief whip, Gavin Williamson, to Belfast on Saturday to hold talks with the DUP , which has faced criticism for its conservative views on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion. Fallon said the DUP would agree to back the Conservatives on big economic and security issues. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's potential alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party could jeopardize stability in Northern Ireland, Jonathan Powell, the former U.K. Read More »