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Maute terrorists kill five civilians trapped in Marawi home

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THE PHILIPPINES Armed Forces ( AFP ) have requested all government agencies to fly their flags at half-mast on Tuesday, as fighting with Islamic militants enters its fourth week in the city of Marawi. The death toll for civilians was 20 and more than 100 people had been killed since the fighting began. A United States official, who requested anonymity, confirmed to Philippine media that the support they are providing to soldiers to suppress terrorism is in form of aerial surveillance ... Read More »

In India tourists were killed on the cable vehicle

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The cable auto has the capacity ferry 600 people in one hour. Among those killed were Jayant and Manisha Andraskar and their young daughters Anagha and Janhvi. He wrote: "What bad news!" The cable cars carry tourists in the Pirpanjal mountain range in the western Himalayas. The Indian Army personnel did their best to rescue the traumatised tourists and tended to them as they got down from their cable cars which were left hanging mid air for at least three hours. Read More »

Macron considers joint session of parliament in Versailles

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Both Mr Macron and Mr Schwarzeneggar are known for their outspoken criticism of Mr Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement. Following the controversial decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to pull out of the Paris climate accords, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and The Terminator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger have teamed up to mitigate the US president's wildly unpopular move by "making the planet ... Read More »

England's Morgan defends skipping series decider

But Morgan was spared a red face after a side loaded with fringe players managed to beat South Africa by 19 runs, thanks to a superb 78 from Dawid Malan on debut. Jos Buttler felt Eoin Morgan's decision to hand over the England Twenty20 captaincy to him underlined the importance of players remaining in peak condition. Read More »

Turkish economy minister to accompany FM on Qatar visit

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The Saudi Press Agency accused Qatari officials of repeatedly violating "their worldwide obligations and the agreements they signed under the umbrella of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States to cease hostilities against [Saudi Arabia] and stand against terrorist activities". Read More »

Prime Minister Modi asks US CEOs to invest in 'business-friendly' India

India reportedly wants the drones for surveillance of the Indian Ocean — waters that China's navy increasingly traverses after establishing its first overseas base in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti. The youth of India understands technology and the importance of technology very well. Meanwhile, Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's " Make in India " platform is protectionist and complain about the USA regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and rules on fruit ... Read More »

G7 Italy summit ends without U.S. pledge on Paris climate pact

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They understanding was reached on the first day of two-day talks of G-7 environmental chiefs in Bologna, Italy. Of course, to "decarbonize" what we eat, the price of beef - as well as other "bad" foods - must necessarily skyrocket, and the industries linked to these foods, many of which operate throughout the Plains states, will need to scale back their operations and endure numerous new regulations and government requirements. Read More »

Protesters confront police after death of father

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Campaigners allege that Da Costa, known as Edson, was underwent a "cruel and brutal beating" on Thursday 15 June after being stopped by Met police . The crowd chanted "justice for Edson" as they marched, while a woman with a loudhailer led them in a chant of " we want justice " as they confronted officers in Stratford. Read More »

China releases Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo with terminal cancer: Lawyer

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Liu's lawyer Mo Shaoping said on Monday that Liu was being treated and was in stable condition at China Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital in the north-eastern city of Shenyang. The global community had been calling for years for the release of the 2010 Nobel victor. Charter 08, which was posted online, specifically demands the abolition of subversion as an offence in China's criminal code - the very crime for which Liu has been jailed. Read More »

10 bodies found after massive China landslide, several still missing

Rescuers search for survivors after a landslide in Xinmo Village of Maoxian County, Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba, southwest China's Sichuan Province , June 25, 2017 . The dog's appearance was a bright spot in an increasingly bleak search for people who have been missing since heavy rain brought down the side of a mountain on Saturday, crushing more than 60 homes. Read More »

Eid-el-Fitr: Okowa congratulates Muslims, sues for tolerance, peaceful co-existence

I extend my best wishes to Muslims everywhere for a blessed month as you observe the Ramadan traditions of charity, fasting, and prayer. "Recent world events have raised some safety concerns within the Muslim community; be assured that all criminal matters directed at individuals and groups are investigated thoroughly by the EPS", read a statement on the EPS Facebook account. Read More »

Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations

Qatar has said it will not comply with the demands ahead of the 3 July deadline, and it is not clear what the Saudi response will be when it passes. The diplomatic gulf crisis broke out after the decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Yemen and Libya, and the Maldives in the early hours of Monday, June 4 to sever their ties with Qatar over its alleged "support of terrorism ". Read More »

Muslims in Asia Pray for Peace As Ramadan Holy Month Ends

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If the moon is sighted, the holy month of Ramzan would come to an end, and Eid al-Fitr would be celebrated all parts of the state, including Malda, Kolkata, 24 Parganas and other regions. The day begins with early morning prayers and then family visits and feasts. "Instead an auspicious day and a divine gift from almighty Allah for people who observed fasting for the whole month of Ramadhan", he said in a statement. Read More »

UK: All building cladding samples tested failed fire safety

The Metropolitan Police said cladding attached to the 24-story Grenfell public housing project during a recent renovation failed safety tests conducted by investigators. "It is not safe to remain in these blocks and our residents' safety will continue to be the council's number one priority". "You don't get everyone to leave this quickly". Read More »

Year Anniversary of Virginia Loving Case

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Speaking for a unanimous court, Warren said the Virginia law rests exclusively upon distinctions drawn according to race. At only ten years old, he realizes how the Loving's changed the country. Laws banning racially mixed marriages existed in at least 17 states. The couple agreed to leave Virginia for 25 years in order to avoid a one-year jail sentence, but after several years in Washington decided they wanted to come home. Read More »

Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

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Melania went on to discuss the details of one of her first major White House events since moving to the District-the annual congressional picnic-before the interview shifted focus to her husband and the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Death toll from Pakistan bomb and gun attacks rises to 56

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No one has claimed responsibility, but Pakistani Taliban and Islamic militants have previously targeted the province, which for over a decade has been the scene of a low-intensity insurgency by nationalist and separatist groups demanding a bigger share of regional resources. Read More »

Trump Still Plans To Build The Wall

Solar stocks were the newest Trump trade, at least for today, following the president's comments that his promised border wall could be paid for by using solar panels . Taking credit for the concept, Mr Trump told supporters: 'Pretty good imagination, right? US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, to a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Read More »

Wonder Woman is about to set a box office record

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However, it was revealed that Gadot signed up for the lead role of Wonder Woman for a measly $300,000. Over the weekend Wonder Woman , the DC Comics movie helmed by Israeli actress Gal Gadot , passed a whopping $615 million in box office sales worldwide . Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

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Today, an US F-15E fighter jet has shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone over the At Tanf area. The pilot ejected over ISIS territory, and Syrian forces declared him missing in action. Following Sunday's incident, Russia threatened that US -led coalition aircraft will be "followed by Russian ground-based air defense and air defense aircraft as air targets" if they are operating in Syrian airspace west of the Euphrates River while while Russia is on combat missions. Read More »

Israel Freezes Deal For Pluralistic Prayer Area At Western Wall

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The wall is at the foot of the Temple Mount, which is also revered by Muslims. In a post on Facebook, Rabbi Gilad Kariv, executive director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, called the decision a "sad and shameful move that capitulates to the pressure of the Haredi parties". Read More »

North Korea: Obama Policy to Blame for 'Mystery' Death of Otto Warmbier

The comments published by KCNA were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a USA hospital on Monday [Tuesday NZ Time] after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. "The smear campaign against [North Korea] staged in the USA compels us to make firm determination that humanitarianism and benevolence for the enemy are a taboo and we should further sharpen the blade of law". Read More »

Opposition Set to Take Call on Presidential Candidate Against BJP's Kovind

Kumar on Monday had sung paean to Kovind, who was the Bihar Governor before the BJP named him as the Presidential candidate. Besides most BJP and NDA chief ministers and the heads of some other parties supporting his candidature, a special request has been made to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to be present on the occasion. Read More »

Philando Castile's family to Trump: "Make America Great Again" by getting justice

Yanez was the first police officer in modern Minnesota history to be charged in an on-duty shooting . A USA police officer has been acquitted in the slaying of a black motorist he shot five times during a traffic stop a year ago, an incident that drew national attention after the victim's girlfriend live-streamed the bloody aftermath on social media. Read More »

Third International Yoga Day marked

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Modi said at the event held here at the sprawling Ramabai ground. He was of the view that yoga was a holistic approach to physical health, mental health and well-being. "Many countries which do not know our language, tradition, or culture, are now connecting to India through Yoga. Everybody should imbibe the quality of practising yoga", the chief minister said. Read More »

Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

It comes almost three weeks after Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed a tight blockade on Qatar, their neighbour in the Gulf. A work-sponsorship system widely enforced in the Gulf and known in Qatar as "kafala" requires foreign workers to get their employer's consent to change jobs or leave the country. Read More »

Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

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The University of DE is cutting ties with a part-time professor who provoked a controversial firestorm for saying North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier "deserved" to die. "These are the same kids who cry about their grades because they didn't think they'd really have to read and study the material to get a good grade. Read More »

Trudeau, AFN Chief to march in Pride

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But uniformed police officers will be absent from the march this year, after parade organizer Pride Toronto barred police floats from participating earlier this year. Trudeau was photographed wearing the socks at a service just before the parade, where he also wished attendees a happy "Pride Mubarak" in celebration of the end of Ramadan. Read More »

Moon uses sports event to address North

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Just days after reports surfaced the US and South Korea would discuss North Korea's demands in order to end its nuclear program, Pyongyang's state media said Sunday its "self-defensive nuclear deterrent force is never subject to any kind of negotiations ". Read More »

Sushma attacks Meira Kumar for interrupting her in 2013 LS speech

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While extending support to Kumar, BSP supremo Mayawati said she was "more capable and popular" than NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind . As the presiding officer, Meira Kumar was seen interrupting her saying, "All right", "Thank you", "Okay", "I have to proceed", though Sushma Swaraj continued her speech. Read More »

India's Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

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India-US bilateral trade, which stands somewhere around $115 billion, technology partnerships, defence cooperation and key Indian flagship development programmes are also expected to figure in the talks. With his stated intention to put America first, the conservative nationalists of the RSS also see in Donald Trump what they admire in their own Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Read More »