• RAAF halts military flights over Syria amid escalating 'potential threats' from Russian Federation
RAAF halts military flights over Syria amid escalating 'potential threats' from Russian Federation

A written statement from the U.S. coalition in Iraq said a US F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near soldiers from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Pentagon has deployed hundreds of US special operations forces to work alongside Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State . The development comes as tens...

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  • 79 dead, missing in wake of London high-rise fire
79 dead, missing in wake of London high-rise fire

One of the burned-out apartments inside London's Grenfell Tower . Mr Khan said an inquiry should be properly resourced so it can get the full truth about the fire as quickly as possible. "There is a feeling from the community that they've been treated badly because some of them are poor", Khan said after a visit to a church near the burnt-ou...

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  • Grenfell Tower Deaths Rise to 79, London Police Say
Grenfell Tower Deaths Rise to 79, London Police Say

Greg Hands told Sky News that "my understanding is that the cladding that was reported was not in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations". The fire happened at the public housing building early Wednesday morning ( June 14), while some residents were sleeping and others, awake in light of Ramadan.

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  • Engulfed in chaos, United Kingdom government looks for success in Brexit talks
Engulfed in chaos, United Kingdom government looks for success in Brexit talks

The transport secretary said the talks were "going well", adding that the DUP did not want another election or Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street. "We made the case to her that we would oppose any deal that undermined the Good Friday Agreement", he said.

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  • Irish Taoiseach 'reassured' over Tory-DUP deal
Irish Taoiseach 'reassured' over Tory-DUP deal

Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing Executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January. This was Mr Coveney's first visit to Stormont as Minister for Foreign Affairs. We are working away at them and we will continue to work away at them. Mr Coveney said several "core issues" still stand in the way of...

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  • Former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier dies at 22
Former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier dies at 22

Photo Otto Warmbier , an American student, spoke to reporters in Pyongyang , North Korea , in February 2016. He appeared emotional at a news conference a month later, in which he tearfully confessed to trying to take the sign as a "trophy" for a USA church, adding: "The aim of my task was to harm the motivation and work ethic of the Korean p...

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  • Death toll for London fire rises to 79, may change
Death toll for London fire rises to 79, may change

The officer said that the "awful reality" of the situation is that it may not be possible to identify all the victims because of how charred the bodies are. "It is really important that we are clear about the scale of the challenge facing us as our teams search Grenfell Tower to recover those people still inside and return them to their loved one...

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  • Oppn parties decide to meet on June 22 to discuss presidential nominee
Oppn parties decide to meet on June 22 to discuss presidential nominee

Prime Minister Modi, who on Twitter said Kovind would make "an exceptional President", personally talked to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Dr Manmohan Singh to seek their support for the BJP's nominee. Discussing whether Nitish Kumar would attend the June 22 meeting, Azad said he had himself called the Bihar chief minister who had assure...

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  • Uber board weighs report on workplace culture
Uber board weighs report on workplace culture

Now, after the conclusion of an independent report compiled by former United States attorney general Eric Holder , the Uber board of directors is deciding the fate of the company's CEO, Travis Kalanick , with Holder recommending a leave of absence .

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  • Russian Federation delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup
Russian Federation delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

Russian Federation were dominant throughout the game, and they took the lead in the 31st-minute, as Kiwi defender Michael Boxall credited with an own-goal after a blunder by a fellow defender. The Spartak Moscow midfielder lifted the ball over Marinovic and saw his effort hit the post before Boxall, one of two defenders desperately scrambling back ...

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  • Four guests killed in Mali resort attack
Four guests killed in Mali resort attack

Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday that forces pursued and killed the fourth attacker who had initially escaped. According to security sources, one of the victims of Sunday's attack was Portuguese and the other Cameroonian. "These are hard and dramatic hours which testify to how European and Africans are brothers and sisters in both the...

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  • So, President Trump isn't under investigation after all?
So, President Trump isn't under investigation after all?

First, White House staffers spend 24 hours denying Trump was under investigation. "So I - I can't read people's minds, but I can tell you this, we have not been notified that there's an investigation to the president of the United States".

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  • UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence
UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence

But the agreement appeared at odds with British Prime Minister Theresa May's earlier insistence that the divorce and the future relationship should be discussed in parallel. Looking more sombre than his British counterpart, he said he hoped they could agree on a format and timetable on Monday. IG's Josh Mahony said: "Comments from German Foreig...

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  • Talks to strike deal with DUP 'ongoing', says Downing Street
Talks to strike deal with DUP 'ongoing', says Downing Street

Mr Varadkar said he was reassured by the commitment to transparency and ensuring the deal does "not in any way impact on the Good Friday Agreement". "If we needed any reminder of the urgency of having power-sharing institutions in Stormont, it is the coincidence of the Brexit negotiations beginning in Brussels today".

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  • Afghan soldier kills two USA service members
Afghan soldier kills two USA service members

US Army Command is Afghanistan is yet to confirm number of causalities while spokesman of Governor of Nangarhar province Attahullah Khogyani has confirmed that at least two US soldiers were killed before Afghan commando was shot dead.

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  • Despite tweet, lawyer says Trump not being probed
Despite tweet, lawyer says Trump not being probed

Trump has categorically denied asking Comey to stop the investigation into Flynn; but Comey's sworn testimony directly contradicts Trump . President Trump's lawyer pushing back from Trump's tweet Friday saying "I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, witch hunt".

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  • London fire: At least 79 people presumed dead in Grenfell Tower inferno
London fire: At least 79 people presumed dead in Grenfell Tower inferno

Hands and Treasury chief Philip Hammond said in separate TV appearances that the cladding used on Grenfell seems to be prohibited by British regulations. One of the burned-out apartments inside London's Grenfell Tower . "When the truth comes out about this tragedy, we may find that there is blood on the hands of a number of organizations", Lam...

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  • Video review causing confusion for FIFA in World Cup trials
Video review causing confusion for FIFA in World Cup trials

A ballerina in a crimson dress, joined by a famous character from Russian fairytales, the Tsarevich, lit up a magic forest with their dance, while a number of Russian pop stars gave new life to folk songs, performing them in never-heard-before versions.

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  • Trump not under investigation in Russian Federation probe: Lawyer
Trump not under investigation in Russian Federation probe: Lawyer

In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m. Sunday, Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt". Is the president being investigated? The interviews suggest that Mueller sees the question of attempted obstruction of justice as more than just a "he said, he said" dispute ...

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  • Current Pakistan team can be more than a super power: Imran
Current Pakistan team can be more than a super power: Imran

Ahmed was ecstatic to be named as the captain and said, "To be appointed as captain of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the flawless icing on the cake".

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  • Karen Handel Falsely Suggests Jon Ossoff 'Has $30 Million Behind Him'
Karen Handel Falsely Suggests Jon Ossoff 'Has $30 Million Behind Him'

With Democrats potentially striking the first blow against Trump in 2017, the race has drawn substantial attention on the national stage - and vast contributions from across the country to both candidates. Some observers were also eying the race for clues into how voters perceive the Republican health care bill now making its way through Congress...

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  • NEET Result 2017: CBSE to declare NEET result today @ cbseneet
NEET Result 2017: CBSE to declare NEET result today @ cbseneet

Students can check their results on the official website, i.e. Earlier, the results were scheduled to be announced on June 8 but got delayed after the Madras High Court stayed the declaration on a plea alleging lack of uniformity in question paper.

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  • Historic Brexit divorce negotiations begin in Brussels
Historic Brexit divorce negotiations begin in Brussels

The UK has also agreed to negotiate on the basis of the three priorities set up by the European Union: 1) the rights of European Union citizens living in the UK and vice versa, 2) the financial settlement and 3) the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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  • London imam praised for protecting mosque car-rammer
London imam praised for protecting mosque car-rammer

Residents near Cardiff said they were "shocked" after seeing photographs of their neighbour being arrested in London . He was overpowered by bystanders and detained until police arrived. "This is being treated as a terrorist incident and is being investigated by the Counter Terrorism Command". President Trump has taken to Twitter during pr...

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  • Irish War Cry top choice in depleted Belmont Stakes horse race
Irish War Cry top choice in depleted Belmont Stakes horse race

Last year, Jose rode more winners (316) than any other jockey on the NYRA circuit. "This is our home base", Pletcher said. " Tapwrit was getting a handsome trip", Pletcher said. Epicharis during the middle of the week was outfitted with a glue-on shoe on that right front hoof. " Tapwrit was getting a lovely trip". But as the footag...

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  • BJP named presidential nominee 'unilaterally': Yechury
BJP named presidential nominee 'unilaterally': Yechury

Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's closest adviser and top campaign strategist, played up the humble origins of Kovind, 71, who has served two terms in the Rajya Sabha and is a practising lawyer. "Since Mayawati has to take care of her Dalit vote bank, she can not openly oppose a Dalit candidate". Thackeray, however, said that they woul...

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  • Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP Presidential candidate
Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP Presidential candidate

Uddhav will have to back Kovind for the presidential polls as the Sena is NDA's ally and shares power with the BJP in the state and at the Centre, said observers. The latest flashpoint has been the issue of loan waiver for farmers. "This is wrong... If this continues, it could prove damaging for the country's democracy".

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  • GST to be launched on June 30 midnight in Parliament
GST to be launched on June 30 midnight in Parliament

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is set for a big launch on the midnight of June 30 at a function inside the Parliament's Central Hall . PM Modi will deliver a speech at the special gathering of parliamentarians. President Pranab Mukherjee , who had piloted the first Constitutional Amendment Bill to bring in GST in 2011 when he was finance ...

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  • Mood on first day of Brexit talks was 'incredibly positive': UK source
Mood on first day of Brexit talks was 'incredibly positive': UK source

Nearly exactly a year after Britain's seismic referendum to leave the bloc, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France , welcomed his counterpart David Davis with a cheery handshake at the European Commission in Brussels .

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  • United States contractor arrested after leak of Russian Federation hacking report
United States contractor arrested after leak of Russian Federation hacking report

He added: "Everyone in America knows what she looks like at this point. She's got a great big heart", Davis said . "We urge DHS and other federal law enforcement to share threat intelligence information with election officials and notify all local election officials who were targeted in the email spear-phishing campaign that is documented in the...

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  • President Trump acknowledges he's being investigated
President Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

As special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the election intensifies, key players in the Trump administration are taking action. The president made a tweet about his defeated Democratic opponent complaining that the probe is unfair. Mr Trump - who has repeat...

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  • Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?
Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

Chairman Chuck Grassley and the panel's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, plan to move forward on their inquiry, which will look into Russian Federation meddling in the elections as well as whether there was any improper political interference with the Federal Bureau of Investigation under both Trump and former President Barack Obama's administra...

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  • Democrats target three Senate Republicans with health-care ads
Democrats target three Senate Republicans with health-care ads

So why are Republicans doing keeping a major health care bill so secret? Blumenthal has scheduled Monday's hearing for 9 a.m.at the state Capitol in Hartford. It's still not clear when that plan will be made public. If I'm not going to see a bill before we have a vote on it, that's just not a good way to handle something that is as significant a...

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  • WI name unchanged squad for first two ODIs vs India
WI name unchanged squad for first two ODIs vs India

According to ESPNcricinfo , the selectors chose to retain the same squad in order to maintain continuity, after they drew the three-match series versus Afghanistan 1-1. However, if the team fail to do so, then the two-time ODI World Cup champions would have to play a qualifying tournament to enter the showpiece event.

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  • US Democrats Stall Senate Work in Protest Against Secrecy of Trumpcare
US Democrats Stall Senate Work in Protest Against Secrecy of Trumpcare

The letter is signed by Republican Governors John Kasich of Ohio, Charles Baker of MA and Brian Sandoval of Nevada, as well as Democratic Governors John Kickenlooper of Colorado, Steve Bullock of Montana, Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and John Bel Edwards of Louisiana.

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