• Tour of the 'hidden' 5th floor of North Korea's Yanggakdo Hotel
Tour of the 'hidden' 5th floor of North Korea's Yanggakdo Hotel

Through its state-run news agency, KCNA , a government source as said: 'Our relevant agencies treat all criminals in accordance with domestic laws and worldwide standards and Warmbier was not an exception'. It's easier for American tourists to travel to North Korea than to Cuba. In Warmbier's home state of OH, the mourners - among them friends a...

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  • Palestinian National Authority to stop paying families of terrorists
Palestinian National Authority to stop paying families of terrorists

The comments by Mr. Tillerson , in testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to mark a departure from longstanding USA policy and represents a potential break from other world powers, including Germany and France, who have supported the cease-fire and peace accords reached in Minsk, Belarus, in 2014 and 2015.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival
Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

The Labour leader then said a " collective " attitude had succeeded in securing healthcare as a human right in the United Kingdom following the World War I, and suggested that the same pressure be applied to overcome inequality today. "I know how I feel about the [attack], but the fact that people spontaneously rallied around that song is an incred...

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  • Facing competing Brexit demands, PM May nears deal with Northern Irish 'kingmakers'
Facing competing Brexit demands, PM May nears deal with Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

Arlene Foster and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds entered Downing Street at around 12:40 p.m. (1140 GMT, 7:40 a.m. EDT). "However, the Conservative Party's reduced share of the vote may indicate a higher likelihood that a "softer" form of Brexit might now be pursued, involving compromises with the European Union that Ms".

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  • Steve Scalise transferred out of ICU
Steve Scalise transferred out of ICU

The 51-year-old had fractured bones, injured internal organs and severe bleeding. A source familiar with the condition told NBC on Friday that the Louisiana Republican remains in fair condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . But Hodgkinson did bring with him an SKS rifle and a handgun. "On the shooter, we found a piece of paper th...

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  • Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion
Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Ted Cruz of Texas, Kentucky's Rand Paul , Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson from Wisconsin. President Trump has urged lawmakers to pass the overhaul, which features billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid , the health care program for the poor, disabled and nursing home ...

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  • Dennis Rodman basically takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release
Dennis Rodman basically takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release

For his part, Rodman told Good Morning America he doesn't travel to North Korea for political purposes, but to build a sports relationship. Rodman also discussed how the country has changed over the course of his visits, saying "we've seen a lot of changes", including "the fact that it is so modernized now".

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  • Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85
Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

Pakistan has seen a dramatic improvement in security in the last two years, but groups such as the umbrella Pakistani Taliban and other extremist outfits still retain the ability to carry out attacks. The attacked happened when police stopped the auto to search it at a checkpoint. Later Friday, the Islamic State group said in a competing claim th...

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  • Istanbul Cancels Gay Pride Parade Following Threats
Istanbul Cancels Gay Pride Parade Following Threats

Activists had called the parade for 5 pm (1400 GMT) on Sunday but the city governor's office said that Taksim was not an official rallying ground. Anti-LGBT groups had threatened "serious reactions" against Pride-goers, causing more safety fears.

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  • The US and Russia may be getting closer to a military confrontation
The US and Russia may be getting closer to a military confrontation

The army of President Bashar Assad seeks to recapture as much lost territory as possible and they have the backing of Russia , Iranian troops, Shiite militia from Iraq and Afghanistan, and Hezbollah. Moscow said it would treat US-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with mi...

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  • Britain braces for possible election upset as first results trickle in
Britain braces for possible election upset as first results trickle in

The result - which Sturgeon described as "disappointing" - raises serious questions about whether the SNP will push ahead with its pledge to hold a second referendum on independence. In a statement at her official residence in Edinburgh , Ms Sturgeon promised she would "listen to voters" and "consider very carefully the best way forward for Sc...

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  • Officials to discuss condition of officer stabbed at airport
Officials to discuss condition of officer stabbed at airport

Jeff Neville, who was stabbed at Bishop Airport We. The suspect in the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint airport in MI on Wednesday had reportedly attempted to purchase a gun before the attack, but had failed a background check from the U.S.' National Instant Criminal Background Check System due to not being an American citizen, accordi...

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  • USA shoots down another Iranian UAV over Syria
USA shoots down another Iranian UAV over Syria

An armed Shaheed-129 UAV "displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces" at 12:30 am local time on Tuesday, the coalition said in a statement . Prior to that shoot down, United States aircraft struck pro-Syrian regime forces as they advanced on At Tanf. The US military said the Syrian jet had dropped bombs near rebel Syrian De...

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  • Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin, one of President Trump's senior officials, are to be married in Washington . U.S. President Donald Trump , First Lady Melania Trump, and U.S. Mnuchin, who worked at Goldman Sachs and as a film producer prior to joining the Trump administration, was forced to apologize in March after appearing to promote "The Leg...

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  • Pyongyang denies torturing U.S. student who died after release from North Korea
Pyongyang denies torturing U.S. student who died after release from North Korea

Mr Warmbier, 22, a student at the University of Virginia , had been travelling with a tour group when he was arrested at Pyongyang airport in January 2016. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgment than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses", the spokesman said.

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  • 27 high-rise apartment blocks in London fail fire cladding safety tests
27 high-rise apartment blocks in London fail fire cladding safety tests

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said around 600 flats have been evacuated due to concerns over "combustible" external cladding, insulation, gas pipes and fire doors. He said: "It was a rush, I didn't know anything". "They say they are going to find us a place to stay, they say for two to four weeks, but you never believe the council".

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  • Angry mob beats policeman to death
Angry mob beats policeman to death

The body of Deputy Superintendent of Police Ayub Pandit was recovered on Friday morning from outside the Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area of the old city where he was attacked. On Friday two suspects had been arrested by the police taking the total number to five. "People should understand the difference between good and bad", Director General o...

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  • Nitish Kumar is a Cheat, Claims RJD Leader
Nitish Kumar is a Cheat, Claims RJD Leader

Asked why his party is supporting Kovind and not Congress leader Meira Kumar , who is a Dalit leader from Bihar and the Opposition nominee, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said, "We are supporting Kovind due to his conduct as the Governor of Bihar".

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  • More high rise buildings nationwide found to have failed fire safety tests
More high rise buildings nationwide found to have failed fire safety tests

Until now, public attention has been focused on external cladding material that is widely used to provide insulation and enhance the appearance of buildings. Supporters of the principles-based approach say it avoids the emergence of loopholes and means companies have to take account of new information on risks immediately, rather than wait for a ne...

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  • Violence, Persecution Displace 65.6 Million in 2016
Violence, Persecution Displace 65.6 Million in 2016

Major countries that produce refugees and IDPs are Syria , South Sudan , Iraq and Colombia due to wars and violence. Grandi urged South Sudan's officials to ensure safety for its people, saying that now more than ever, "authorities have a greater responsibility to provide security".

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  • Sarcastic Putin offers fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey political asylum
Sarcastic Putin offers fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey political asylum

If Comey, who was sacked by Trump, continues to be persecuted, "we will be ready to provide him political asylum", Putin said on national television. James Comey , if you're ever actually prosecuted and searching for secret lair, might we suggest Mother Russia? Mr Putin, who will turn 65 this year, has dominated Russia's political landscape for...

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  • Oklahoma elections not targeted by Russian hackers, state says
Oklahoma elections not targeted by Russian hackers, state says

But that's not what Johnson said. Jeannette Marfa, a top cybersecurity official at Homeland Security , said the secrecy was meant to preserve confidential relationships with state and local elections officials. Johnson said that Russian hackers were "scanning and probing around voter data bases" in state election systems for vulnerabilities. ...

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  • France's Macron says European Union door remains open to UK
France's Macron says European Union door remains open to UK

Her host is riding high from spectacular successes in the first round of parliamentary elections last weekend, with the second round expected to deliver an overwhelming majority for his En Marche party at the end of this week. The two leaders met for a working dinner at the President's official residence, dining on duck liver pate with summer truff...

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  • Several London tower blocks are evacuated
Several London tower blocks are evacuated

The announcement comes after the boss of Kensington and Chelsea Council resigned following criticism of the London authority's response to the Grenfell tragedy. He said officials knocked on residents' doors Friday night, two hours after he had heard about the evacuation on the news. British officials have ordered an immediate examination of the...

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  • UK PM pledges help for hundreds of evacuated
UK PM pledges help for hundreds of evacuated

The cladding on the buildings is similar to that of west London's Grenfell Tower , where at least 79 people died last week when a fridge-freezer sparked a blaze that consumed the building. The Metropolitan Police said cladding attached to the 24-story Grenfell public housing project during a recent renovation failed safety tests conducted by i...

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  • Saudi Arabia announces Eid on Sunday
Saudi Arabia announces Eid on Sunday

Marking the 85th anniversary of the song, Nazrul-Promila Parishad has chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the occasion on poet Nazrul's grave premises beside the Dhaka University Central Mosque at 5:00pm on this Eid day. Moon sighting is a tradition from the numerous traditions of Prophet (ﷺ) that has been closely adhered to by the Muslims ...

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  • Kushner receives warm welcome in Israel
Kushner receives warm welcome in Israel

While the PA and the worldwide community do not recognize the legality of the occupation of East Jerusalem , Gaza, and the West Bank since 1967, many Palestinians consider that all historic Palestine has been occupied since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

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  • Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for Confederations Cup semi-final berths
Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for Confederations Cup semi-final berths

The host country were defeated 2-1 by Mexico despite scoring first in the crucial game against the Mexicans. Russian Federation need to beat Mexico in Kazan to avoid their prospects hinging on a Portugal loss, while a point would be enough for the Mexicans to advance.

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  • Latest Northern Ireland talks' deadline in doubt - Sinn Fein
Latest Northern Ireland talks' deadline in doubt - Sinn Fein

For those who yearned to reunite the island of Ireland, they could take satisfaction that the border between Northern Ireland and the southern republic would become less and less significant, even if the status of the region as part of the United Kingdom never changed.

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  • Grenfell Tower Fire: Theresa May apologizes for government response in Parliament speech
Grenfell Tower Fire: Theresa May apologizes for government response in Parliament speech

The statement continues: "Our thoughts are with all those affected by the awful fire at Grenfell Tower in London; the residents, their friends and families and all the emergency services and first responders". The government said that the new homes will be a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom flats across two blocks, and that developer St Edward...

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  • Deadly Tropical Storm Cindy Drenches Gulf Coast
Deadly Tropical Storm Cindy Drenches Gulf Coast

The forecast is for 1.5 to 3 inches across the state with downpours starting after midnight Thursday and continuing until the cold front from the northwest pushes the moisture out early Saturday , she said . Areas in the Mid-South are under Flash Flood Watches and that has people preparing for the worst. On Friday , forecasters were trying t...

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  • Defense Officials Warn of Seoul's Destruction in War With North Korea
Defense Officials Warn of Seoul's Destruction in War With North Korea

The Yomiuri ShimbunIf China truly aspires to work in partnership with the United States , it must strengthen the pressure being applied on North Korea and put the brakes on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development. This dual approach has been pushed by China before, and something that a North Korean official also hinted at on Wednesday. Tru...

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  • UK Will Allow 3 Million EU Migrants To Stay After Brexit
UK Will Allow 3 Million EU Migrants To Stay After Brexit

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said it was "inconceivable" to him that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) would have no judicial role in enforcing EU nationals' rights under any future arrangements. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel called May's proposals "particularly vague", "We don't want a cat in the bag", he said. Eu...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy Knocks Out Power to Thousands
Tropical Storm Cindy Knocks Out Power to Thousands

As of about 4 a.m. Thursday , the storm was centered about 30 miles west-southwest of Lake Charles and is moving north near 12 mph. Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana .

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  • Trump discloses profits and losses in financial report
Trump discloses profits and losses in financial report

In the 16-month period ended April 15, Trump reported $37.2 million in income from Mar-a-Lago, the luxury Palm Beach, Fla., resort he dubbed the "Winter White House"-$7.5 million more than he reported from the resort in his previous financial disclosure, in May 2016.

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