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by | June 04, 2017 | 18:00

The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes. Some of the 48 people injured are in a "critical" condition, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told reporters Sunday in comments broadcast by the BBC .

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:57

Three assailants stabbed people at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van Saturday, killing six in a "terrorist" attack in central London before armed officers shot all three dead. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the incidents are being treated as a "potential act of terrorism ". "We have now taken over 30 patients to five hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge ".

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:12

A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge last night before three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market , a very busy area of central London . The British Transport Police says the officer's injuries are serious but not believed to be life-threatening. The Prime Minister said campaigning will resume tomorrow after the Conservatives and the Labour Party confirmed they would suspend campaigning out of respect today.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:11

My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have died and the many who have been injured. The suspects are then believed to have exited the van and proceeded on foot towards the nearby area of Borough Market, one of the capital's most popular nightlife spots.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:12

The Holy Spirit also gave the apostles the other gifts and fruits necessary to fulfill the great commission - to go out and preach the Gospel to all nations. The readings for Mass, he said, show us two new things in particular that the Spirit creates. The first is a new people. On June 4, the Church commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:23

Armed police rushed to the scene and within eight minutes of receiving the first emergency call had shot dead the three male attackers in the Borough Market area near the bridge. She said campaigning had been suspended on Sunday as a mark of respect, but would resume on Monday. May's Conservative Party had been expected to win by a wide margin but recent polls have showed the race tightening considerably.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:44

In Iraq, one hundred and twenty people have been killed by Islamic State group over the past forty-eight hours in western Mosul. The fall of Mosul would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the "caliphate" declared in 2014 over parts of Iraq and Syria by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.About 700,000 people, about a third of the pre-war population of Mosul, have already fled, seeking refuge either with friends and relatives or in camps.In Syria, Kurdish forces backed by ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:17

The photo that apparently dates back to May 28 shows Hussain Nawaz sitting on a chair undergoing an interrogation by JIT that includes panel of officers of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), MI, SBP, SECP and NAB.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:15

The woman was told that she would not be able to speak with, see or receive money from her husband, leaving her anxious and unsure what to tell their two children, apart from: "Papa was taken away by a monster". He added that the third investigator, Su Heng , had worked at a related factory in the city of Ganzhou in Jiangxi but went incommunicado after May 27.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:38

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the missile was launched in Pukchang, but the test venue was actually 19 kilometers away. The unidentified object was spotted in the inland Chorwon County area at about 4 p.m. He claims that because the USA is on its way to applying diplomatic pressure, this is North Korea's way of responding to the pressure they are starting to feel.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:34

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jetted off to Africa on Saturday to take part in an economic summit of West African nations in the Liberian capital Monrovia , where he is also eyeing the opportunity to strengthen ties with new diplomatic allies who can offer support to Israel at the UN and other worldwide forums.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:55

Despite being on different sides in the war, Macron also accepted representatives of the Syrian leader should be at future talks. Just over half the people polled in one of the two surveys said they would like Macron's party to get a majority in the 577-seat parliament.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:14

At the Brighton Festival, yesterday (Thursday 1 June), he praised Jeremy Corbyn for going "to the grassroots" to transform his party ahead of the UK General Election on 8 June. Her comments were echoed by her finance minister, Philip Hammond, though May has stoked speculation about Hammond's future by refusing to say whether she will reappoint him if she wins the election.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:41

He also offered the government's condolences to the British Government and the families of the victims and wished the injured speedy recovery. Witnesses also reported knife attacks on pedestrians in the same area. The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the ongoing situation in the United Kingdom. There have been no reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured in the attacks, the ministry said.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:07

May was unapologetic. "There isn't a magic money tree we can shake", she said. While her hardline Brexit strategy is opposed by all other major parties, Britain has already started the clock ticking on leaving the bloc by triggering a two-year negotiation period with Brussels.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:46

One senior Conservative campaign source told Business Insider that there are now a far higher number of unpredictable seats than they had expected to be dealing with at this late stage. While 65.1% of voters are sticking with their view, whether they planned to vote Conservative or not, 16.3% are still undecided about whether the policy will make them reconsider.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:02

Around 70,000 people are also due to attend a testimonial football match at Manchester's United Old Trafford stadium today, and Shewan added: "There are two large-scale events taking place in Greater Manchester today and we would like to assure people that these will still take place, but with additional security in place to ensure the safety of everyone".

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:24

The distance between the London Bridge and Borough Market . According to the Sun, what are being considered terror attacks involved a "gang" of five suspects and left up to seven people dead and 20 injured . The commissioner added: "What I think we are asking for is that people do not overreact". Tamara Alcolea, 24, who works as a bartender in a pub called Southwark Rooms, which is near the bridge, said the first indication that something was wrong was when she heard that someone had ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:28

The confirmation of his identity backs previous assertions by the police that the attack at the sprawling entertainment complex in Manila that killed at least 38, including the gunman, and injured over 67, was not terror-related. The fighting has placed the country on edge and prompted Mr Duterte to declare martial law across the south . Police corrected earlier statements about the attacker.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:21

President Donald Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it on Thursday to justify withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement .Criticism of his decision rolled in from blue-chip companies like Facebook, Apple and Microsoft .

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:54

Real Madrid secured a 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff and the players and staff brought their families onto the pitch afterwards to celebrate with great scenes between Ronaldo and his son. "We need to just keep doing what we are doing, because I think we can win many more titles in the future". Isco , who kept Cardiff-born Gareth Bale out of the starting line-up, described it as Real's best performance of the season as they outclassed Italian champions Juventus in the second half.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:58

A group of global experts, including investigators from America's Federal Bureau of Investigation, have been helping Qatar to identify the people responsible for hacking into the computer system at the official Qatar News Agency , Arabs48.com reported on Saturday.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:30

In a strongly worded statement, Merkel said US President Donald Trump's announcement to turn his back on the Paris pact was "highly regrettable, to put it very mildly". When Trump met with the Saudis, he failed to even give a perfunctory statement that the USA hoped for improvement in its human rights record, emphasizing instead the country's creation of a new center for fighting terrorism.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:43

The BBC showed a photograph of two possible London attackers shot by police, one of whom had canisters strapped to his body. Britain's national parliamentary election on Thursday should not be postponed following an attack in London that killed six people late on Saturday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said .

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:52

With their jaws clenched, their faces alternating between smiles and grimaces, the two men shook hands until the knuckles of Mr. Trump turned pale. Macron told reporters that it was important that the US should not take a "hasty decision" and withdraw their support for the Paris Climate agreement, which aims to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:02

Nick Brandon of British Transport Police said the force had received reports of "multiple" casualties in an incident possibly involving a knife and a vehicle. Reuters reported that U.S President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer U.S help to Britain. Khan said Londoners would see an increased police presence in the city after the deadly incident but there was no reason to panic.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:24

When the Conservatives announced a plan to make elderly people pay for care in their own home if they had more than #100,000 ($128,000) in assets - a move seen as potentially forcing some to sell their home to pay for treatment - the backlash was swift.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:35

It is that time of the year when London and Britain are resplendent in warm weather, with iconic locations teeming with tourists and residents out enjoying the glow of summer after months of grim and grey climes - so it was on Saturday evening, until terror struck.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:37

Last year, Trump threatened to abandon USA allies in Europe if they did not spend enough on defense, comments that were particularly unnerving for the ex-Soviet Baltic states on Russia's border which fear Moscow might try a repeat of its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:12

These emergency calls were quickly followed by reports of multiple stabbings in the popular and trendy Borough Market area on the south side of the bridge. Police urged Londoners to be calm and vigilant and circulated a message that read: "Run", "Hide", "Tell". The Met said that a third incident, in the Vauxhall area, was determined to have no connection to what happened at the two other locations.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:02

Venezuela has been rocked by more than a month and a half of protests as the opposition seeks fresh presidential elections amid triple-digit inflation, record shortages of food and medicine and rising crime rates. Opponents of Maduro blame his socialist policies for the crisis. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said that his USA counterpart, Donald Trump, is deeply involved in "terrorist" activities and the violence that is unfolding in the South American nation with an eye ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:20

As we noted in a previous post, a source in Austin said that the consensus there is that Patrick "is unraveling". More than a dozen states this year considered bills restricting bathroom access for transgender people, including Kansas, where the GOP-controlled House this week refused to debate a "bathroom bill" amendment proposed by a freshman legislator.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:49

Professor Anthony Glees, director of the Center for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham, said one of the reasons behind the attacks is that Britain has looked vulnerable at the moment, "since the Brexit vote". The attackers "had no clue what they were doing". As thousands of people flooded from the area of the attacks - many unable to get home with nearby subway stations shut - locals were quick to offer assistance.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:32

Tim Farron, Liberal Democrats leader, had the most biting words in his opening statement: "Where do you think Theresa May is tonight?" Take a look out of your window. "Have you seen the levels of poverty that exist because of your government's conscious decisions on benefits?" Corbyn also said he plans to introduce a £10 an hour living wage by 2020, and was "absolutely sure" his spending plans add up.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:08

One witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians at London Bridge. The London ambulance service said at least 30 people had been taken to six hospitals across the city. "A number of other patients were treated for less serious injuries at the scene", Rhodes said. The force tweeted a warning telling people in the area to run to safety, hide and then call police if it is safe to do so.