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by | May 28, 2017 | 22:35

The city of Marawi was still largely sealed off Thursday, although automatic gunfire and explosions could be heard. Security experts say Mindanao could become a draw for regional extremists and the Maute's alignment with Islamic State and its ability to take on the military could support moves to secure funding and recruit foreign and local fighters.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:00

Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the first stop of his first foreign tour since becoming president. He said the United States and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promoted "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism".

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:47

The incessant south western monsoon has caused havoc since Thursday night with people in 14 of the island's 25 districts being affected. Almost 50,000 people across 13 districts in the southern parts of the island were affected and about 8,000 of them had to be evacuated from Kalutara, a coastal city some 40 km south of Colombo, which is among the worst hit.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:43

Prime Minister Theresa May downgraded the terror threat in Britain from "critical" to "severe" on Saturday morning, but said troops will remain deployed on the streets until Monday. These include the Manchester Games, the Great Manchester Run, and a stadium show by bands including The Courteeners, all of which are likely to attract big crowds.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:40

Speaking after a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee, Mrs May said the decision had been taken after "a significant amount of police activity" over the last 24 hours. A total of 116 people required hospital care in the wake of the massacre, police previously said. But security remained high at major events across Britain on Sunday, including the Great Manchester Run road race, where police armed with submachine guns protected thousands of participants and spectators.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:11

He promised to "make every effort to put an end these rampant leaks that undermine our national security". As the probe into the possible network continues, the father and brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi were arrested in Libya.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:07

The Paris deal is the world's first comprehensive climate agreement, set out in 2015, with the aim of keeping the global average rise in temperatures below 2C. Merkel on Saturday labelled the result of the "six against one" discussion "very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory". On a previous leg of his first trip overseas as president, Trump had repeated past criticism of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for failing to meet the defensive alliance's military spending commitment of ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:41

Our officers never know what they may encounter when on the job! In this case, however, the bear managed to open the door, get in, then close and lock the door behind him. The bear had locked itself inside the vehicle - reportedly looking for snacks - before law enforcement were called to the scene to allow the bear to escape.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:03

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner allegedly wanted to have a secret communication channel with the Russians weeks after the U.S. presidential polls, according to a media report . The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and insisted on anonymity. "Just because you have a back channel, if indeed that's what Jared was after, doesn't mean that he then keeps everything secret", Kelly said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:09

If successful, it will be the first time the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system has been used to intercept an ICBM. The leader supervised another test of an anti-air guided weapon system in April past year and the latest seems aimed at verifying improvements made to its surface-to-air missile system.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:38

In 2015, he brought his country to sign a deal with world powers, providing for curbing Iran's nuclear program and lifting economic sanctions on Tehran . "The basis of military power is national power, and this power is from the back of elections". Mr Qassemi added that the U.S. and its allies " should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country " and that it promotes "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism".

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:45

President Duterte is (and here I will quote a few of those who commented on my social media page) "a different president compared to FEM", "abogado si Duterte, alam niya ang ginagawa niya", "there will be no other President like we have today", and "we don't know what he is thinking of".

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:57

US Congressman Mike McCaul revealed Abedi's bomb was made of triacetone triperoxide, the same explosive used in the 2005 London bombings. The Manchester bombing has raised concern across Europe. "It is absolutely understandable that this has caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss". May raised the matter with Trump as they gathered for a group photograph at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:35

Hundreds of radicals from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, have flocked overseas to fight with IS, and the country has seen a surge in plots and attacks linked to the jihadists over the past year. Arif Makhfudiharto, chief of the West Java anti-terror squad. Another five police officers and five civilians were also injured in the attack. "In my opinion this is a global attack", Wasisto concluded.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:11

Trump also touted the $110 billion arms deal he inked with Saudi Arabia as enabling the kingdom to shoulder more of its security needs. In the week leading up to Trump's first foreign trip, the White House was overwhelmed with a series of bombshell reports that raised more questions about Trump and his campaign associates' ties to Russian Federation.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:14

RCMP arrested 34-year-old Derek Hurrell without incident on Wednesday evening during a traffic stop near Borden, Sask., located about 50 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. He made his first court appearance Thursday and is scheduled to be back in court on June 1. Christopher Hayes was fined $500 in February and given nine months of probation, which included a ban on attending events where Trudeau was present.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:59

Seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal at their annual summit to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement. However, Mr Trump wants to boost coal production to create more jobs. Graham is among a group of Republicans to openly accept that human activity is a primary contributor to climate change , and has advocated for an expansion of the clean energy industry in the U.S.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:35

Israel Radio said a message had been conveyed to the prisoners that Israel would be prepared to discuss other living condition issues with them at a later stage, but not under the threat of a hunger strike. He had termed the strike as the "freedom and dignity" strike. ICRC spokesman Jesus Serrano welcomed Saturday's end of the strike and said it would do all it could to facilitate the additional visits.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:26

A man burns incense by a coffin as relatives of killed Coptic Christians gather during the funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in the north Minya town of Maghagha, on May 26, 2017. "I am confident that under your leadership, Egypt will remain united in the face of adversity", wrote Dr Tan. The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Shawki Allam, condemned the perpetrators as traitors.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:54

The UK's terror threat level has been reduced from "critical" to "severe", the Prime Minister has confirmed. "The public should be clear about what this means". Earlier this week a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters the security services were managing 500 active operations involving some 3,000 people who were thought to pose a threat.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:28

Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he would make a final decision next week on whether to withdraw from the climate pact. On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Macron, May and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni - forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:32

Setting aside past differences and rude comments aside, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis put a determinedly positive face on their first meeting Wednesday at the Vatican . The Times notes it's "the first papal encyclical focused exclusively on the environment". "I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened", Trump said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:42

Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about facilitating sensitive discussions to explore the incoming administration's options with Russian Federation as it developed its Syria policy, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:32

As for follow-up, "The one thing that it probably will be is quiet and discreet", the official said. Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem are seen as illegal under global law, and are a major stumbling blocks to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:22

Trump's apparent insults of NATO-member spending came just days after a suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 and injuring dozens of others. TAORMINA , Italy European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he was "positively surprised" by Donald Trump's support for the EU as it manages Britain's departure, adding the US president had agreed Brexit was just "an incident and not a threat".

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:36

Israel occupied the West Bank, including east Jerusalem , in the Six-Day War of 1967. A banner hung in the city said "the city of peace welcomes the man of peace" along with photos of Abbas and Trump. On Monday I spoke to Aaron Maté of The Real News about Donald Trump's first overseas visit as U.S. president. The closeness of Bethlehem - the physical proximity between Israel and the Palestinian territory - surprised most first-time visitors in the entourage.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:54

Many of them had serious wounds that will require "very long term care and support in terms of their recovery", Rouse said. Police now say that the suspected bomber, 22-year-old Salman Abedi , who died in the attack , was part of a network.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:31

US President Donald Trump gestures during his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem May 22, 2017. "[Terrorists] do not worship God, they worship death", he told leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority nations.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:17

G7 countries will on Saturday recognise the deadlock about taking collective action on climate change as US President Donald Trump mulls his position, officials said . The final G-7 statement, issued after two days of talks in the seaside town of Taormina, said the U.S. The Trump administration has argued that trade must be balanced and fair as well as free.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:10

Police have swooped in on multiple addresses in the northwestern city since Tuesday and those arrested include bomber Salman Abedi's brother Ismail. Britain pressed a manhunt on Thursday for a Libya-linked extremist network thought to be behind the deadly Manchester bombing as US President Donald Trump threatened to prosecute those responsible for leaking investigation details to the US media.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:14

U.S. companies are ready to get involved in China's Silk Road project, an American official said Sunday, as Washington strikes an increasingly cooperative tone with its biggest trade rival. Hua said China always followed the principle of extensive consultation with other countries on the project over which India has sovereignty concerns.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:09

According to the CNN story, Comey did not consult with Attorney General Loretta Lynch when he decided to make a public announcement that the investigation was over. Lieu added, "T$3 here was no way for him or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to really defend that information without, as we now know, conveying that they knew about certain sources that they would not want disclosed".

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:07

The death of legendary southern rock musician Gregg Allman has prompted this tribute from Hawkesbury Gazette editor Matt Lawrence. In his memoir, Allman said he spent years overindulging in women, drugs and alcohol before getting sober in the mid-1990s.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:09

As more photos are matched with the names of the 22 dead, it's become how apparent young numerous victims are. Salman Abedi appeared to leave few traces of his life on social media , but there are indications that his younger brother may have been attracted to extremism.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:04

However, the western part of Mosul , with its narrow streets and heavily populated neighborhoods, appears to be a bigger challenge to the Iraqi forces. and Iraqi officials. The Mosul operation, launched in October, has been the largest and most hard fight against IS since the extremists overran almost a third of the country in 2014.