• Blasts rock besieged city as Philippines marks independence day
Blasts rock besieged city as Philippines marks independence day

Coupled with the aerial bombings of Marawi City , it now appears that the "cure" provided by the Duterte regime has become worse than the "disease" of the ISIS-inspired terrorist acts by the Maute Group/ASG. Various factions have come together behind Hapilon, notably the Maute Group, led by the brothers Omar and Abdullah Maute . U.S. Secretar...

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  • Britain votes: 6 takeaways from the UK's general election
Britain votes: 6 takeaways from the UK's general election

Concerns grew that Brexit negotiations could be put on hold after Britain's Conservative Party failed to secure a majority in Parliament and a clear mandate in the snap election Thursday. Ms Davidson telephoned the Prime Minister and demanded assurances that she was not planning to ditch Tory commitments to gay rights in return for DUP votes in...

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  • Andrew Little: Labour's plan to cut back on 'low level courses'
Andrew Little: Labour's plan to cut back on 'low level courses'

National "didn't foresee" the record number of migrants and has failed to plan for it, Mr Little says. "It's contributed to the housing crisis, put pressure on hospitals and schools and added to congestion on roads", he said. "We need skilled people coming in - we're not going to take action that would choke off the economy - the growth". However...

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  • Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup
Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

In Game 6 on Sunday night, he was the one who crushed their Stanley Cup dreams and handed the Pittsburgh Penguins their second straight Stanley Cup championship. Also in the second period, Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis - who was questionable for the game because of an undisclosed injury he suffered in Game 5 - blocked a shot by Jake Gu...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can still be prime minister'
Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can still be prime minister'

May's Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in a humiliating election Thursday and now need the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative DUP to pass votes, sparking widespread calls for her to resign. The Telegraph newspaper said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Ambe...

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  • SNP manifesto sets out 'triple lock' for second referendum
SNP manifesto sets out 'triple lock' for second referendum

Sturgeon has previously argued for it to take place once the UK's exit terms are known, though the manifesto refers rather more vaguely to it taking place "at the end of the Brexit process". "Strip away the bluster and it's written down in black and white - (Sturgeon) wants to drag Scotland back to another referendum by as early as next Autumn...

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  • Tories and DUP continue talks after no final deal agreed
Tories and DUP continue talks after no final deal agreed

However she still faces a potentially tricky meeting the same day with Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists (DUP), to finalise a deal on propping up her minority government. But she seems secure for the immediate future, because senior Conservatives don't want to plunge the party into a damaging leadership contest. ...

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  • Kosovo votes amid thorny issues of border, talks with Serbia
Kosovo votes amid thorny issues of border, talks with Serbia

Kosovo declared independence in 2008, nine years after North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bombing drove out Serbian forces accused of killing and expelling Kosovo Albanian civilians during a two-year counter-insurgency. The snap election was called in May after Isa Mustafa's coalition government of PDK and the LDK lost a no-confidence vote in par...

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  • Theresa May announces partnership with Democratic Unionist Party
Theresa May announces partnership with Democratic Unionist Party

But she is looking to prop these up by teaming up with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). "We will fulfil the promise of Brexit together and over the next five years build a country in which no one, and no community, is left behind".

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  • Activists investigating Ivanka brands in China arrested, missing
Activists investigating Ivanka brands in China arrested, missing

Ivanka Trump's company, which manufactures apparel, handbags, and shoes , faced backlash in April after it was reported that workers who produce its merchandise in Chinese factories earn little more than $62 a week, despite the fact that Trump's fashion brand is a multi-million dollar business.

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  • Collins: Trump should give a 'yes or no' on tapes
Collins: Trump should give a 'yes or no' on tapes

Bush . "There's no ambiguity in it", Trump Jr. said on Fox News" "Justice with Judge Jeanine". Trump abruptly fired Comey last month. Senator Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, said Mr Comey's testimony provided a wealth of information for both the congressional and special counsel investigations.

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  • British PM regroups after election setback
British PM regroups after election setback

It said the campaign failed to get "Theresa's positive plan for the future across" or "notice the surge in Labour support, because modern campaigning techniques require ever-narrower targeting of specific voters, and we were not talking to the people who chose to vote for Labour".

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  • United States interceptor missile hits target in South Pacific
United States interceptor missile hits target in South Pacific

Vice Adm. Jim Syring told reporters Wednesday that the interceptor that shot from the ground-based midcourse defense system ( GMD ) and blew up a mock ICBM over the Pacific "helps us outpace the threat through 2020". "We must do more to build on the success of today's test to truly keep Americans and their allies safe from the threat of ba...

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  • United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May
United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

In a statement at Downing Street, after returning from Buckingham Palace, where she received the Queen's permission to form a government, May shrugged off a growing backlash in the Conservative party, and said she would provide the "certainty" the country needed, reports the Guardian .

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  • General Election 2017: when will you see results from your constituency?
General Election 2017: when will you see results from your constituency?

The opinion polls continue to suggest a Tory lead, although the scale of the advantage in recent studies has ranged from a single point to a double-digit cushion for Mrs May. Sterling dropped 1.6pc in minutes to $1.2752 in NY after a 10pm exit poll showed Theresa May's Conservative Party is unlikely to win an overall majority, though it will stil...

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  • Qatar Airways profits reach US$540 million before Gulf crisis
Qatar Airways profits reach US$540 million before Gulf crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he backs the move against Qatar, although other U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have sought to ease the tensions. The Kingdom of Morocco has expressed its readiness to mediate the settlement of the diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a sta...

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  • Donald Trump Jr goes on Twitter frenzy supporting his father
Donald Trump Jr goes on Twitter frenzy supporting his father

Under oath, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the president had asked him during a one-one dinner at the White House to pledge loyalty. "I didn't say that", Trump said. Speaking in the Rose Garden , Mr Trump said Qatar had "historically been a funder of terrorism at a very hi...

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  • Envoy Haley says United States won't let the United Nations 'bully' Israel anymore
Envoy Haley says United States won't let the United Nations 'bully' Israel anymore

On multiple occasions Tuesday, Haley highlighted human rights violations in Venezuela , saying the government is "conducting a campaign of violence and intimidation against unarmed demonstrators, businesses, civil society, and freely elected political opposition".

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  • UK police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry
UK police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry

Last week a group of three men had ran over pedestrians and went on a stabbing spree in Borough Market , in London . By the time the carnage was over, eight people were dead. Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram Butt , the London Bridge attack ringleader, had been trying to get a job with a security firm that provides stewards for Wimbledon an...

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  • Jimmy Carter Shakes Hands With Every Passenger On Flight To Washington
Jimmy Carter Shakes Hands With Every Passenger On Flight To Washington

As overhead pre-flight announcements are made, the former president grins at every person he encounters and extends his hand for a shake. "Who expects a president to be on their commercial flight, let alone making an effort to greet every passenger?" Sheffield can be heard in the video saying, "What a pleasure, thank you".

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  • Top Tories plot revolt, party tells May her days are numbered
Top Tories plot revolt, party tells May her days are numbered

In an article for the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and to notice surging support for the opposition Labour Party . Northern Ireland is the only part of the U.K.in which same-sex marriage is illegal. With the Brexit talks set to be held on 19 June...

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  • Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new UK election this year or next
Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new UK election this year or next

As we reported in December, she enjoyed a successful visit to China in her role as Northern Ireland's First Minister. The pro-Brexit Gove was appointed Environment Secretary. The new arithmetic of the House of Commons will also makes Brexit negotiations more hard. May's bet that she could strengthen her hand by crushing what she believed to...

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  • $447M Powerball ticket sold in California; jackpot resets to $40M
$447M Powerball ticket sold in California; jackpot resets to $40M

Marietta Liquor & Deli, where the ticket was sold, will receive $1 million retailer bonus for selling the winning ticket, the statement read. The jackpot is the 10th largest jackpot in American lottery history, according to the L.A. Winners have up to 1 year to claim their prize. That prize was split among three winnners. The victor has a year...

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  • Talks on United Kingdom minority govt 'positive'
Talks on United Kingdom minority govt 'positive'

But reports suggest they demanded the departure of May's joint chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, as the price for allowing the 60-year-old vicar's daughter to stay in office. Other senior Conservatives however warned against a leadership challenge with Iain Duncan Smith saying it would be a "grave error". Some top Tories are also unha...

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  • Goodwill gesture: India to release 11 Pakistani prisoners today
Goodwill gesture: India to release 11 Pakistani prisoners today

Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi shook hands and exchanged greetings at the opening of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Astana. The children were scheduled to be handed over to the Pakistani authorities on April 10, however, the release was delayed after the military court's decision on Indian...

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  • Democrat to grill US Attorney General Sessions on Comey firing
Democrat to grill US Attorney General Sessions on Comey firing

The letter did not say whether Sessions planned to give public testimony on Tuesday or to appear before the panel behind closed doors. "In light of reports regarding Mr Comey's recent testimony.it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters", Mr Sessions said.

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  • US, Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call
US, Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call

Therefore, Trump said, he took the "hard but necessary action" of calling out Qatar. "I want to call on all other nations to stop immediately supporting terrorism", Trump said. " President Trump is right to support the Arab-led effort to change Qatar's behavior once and for all". "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum...

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  • Hung parliament alliance between Labour and the SNP is branded 'nonsense'
Hung parliament alliance between Labour and the SNP is branded 'nonsense'

The poll by Survation, commissioned by the Sunday Post, found that once undecided voters were stripped out Scottish Labour were on 25%, up eight points from a similar poll on April 23. For Theresa May, 52% say that she should resign as Tory leader if she loses the General Election. Mr Corbyn has had a bumpy ride in Scotland, with Scottish Labour ...

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  • President Trump details one trillion dollar infrastructure plan
President Trump details one trillion dollar infrastructure plan

Trump said that as he campaigned across the country previous year, people often asked him why the US was spending money to rebuild other countries when the roads and bridges they travel on needed rebuilding, too. "He's going to continue moving forward with exactly what the people of this country elected him to do". Mr. Withrow said before ObamaCa...

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  • Boris Johnson denies plot to topple tottering Theresa May
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple tottering Theresa May

Mrs May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party. If she is to succeed in delivering the end of Britain's European Union membership which 52 percent of the British public demanded past year, she must find a way to recapture the full support of her party because ...

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  • School probing why pro-Trump yearbook photos were altered
School probing why pro-Trump yearbook photos were altered

Donald Trump was not completely removed from the yearbook . See the before and after photo comparison above. A New Jersey teen is a #Donald Trump fan and had worn a navy blue Donald Trump [VIDEO ] #t-shirt on picture day at his high school .

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  • Israel settlement plans 'challenge' to Trump: Palestinians
Israel settlement plans 'challenge' to Trump: Palestinians

Netanyahu stayed away from any particular mention of a two-state solution during the speech, beyond declaring what he wanted the Palestinians to give him he made no suggestion that the Palestinians would actually get anything in return.

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  • Gunshots reported outside historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
Gunshots reported outside historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Three women were arrested in September after police found a auto laden with gas cylinders abandoned near Notre Dame cathedral in what the interior ministry at the time said was a likely planned imminent attack. "I turned around and saw the assailant on the ground where they had shot him", she said. Dozens of armed police sealed off the area and...

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  • UK Conservative party strikes deal with minor party, DUP
UK Conservative party strikes deal with minor party, DUP

She plans to lead a minority government with the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament", said the DUP , which generally refuses on religious grounds to hold political discussions on Sundays.

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  • United Kingdom police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry
United Kingdom police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry

UK Police have released pictures of the London attackers' fake suicide gear, made of plastic water bottles duct taped to leather belts. "Anyone who saw them on the night would have thought they were genuine", said Commander Dean Haydon. Detectives have made 21 arrests as part of the probe. Shocking pictures emerged over the weekend of one of th...

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