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by | June 05, 2017 | 23:47

The 25-year-old man, a Sri Lankan national, was tied up with seatbelts and the flight diverted back to Melbourne following the incident shortly after takeoff late on Wednesday. Former AFL player Andrew Leoncelli says the man had a "boombox" the size of a watermelon before passengers tackled him and held him down. Passengers were forced to endure a 30-minute ordeal while the plane returned to the airport.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:32

Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, did not respond to the White House's attack. "Sadiq Khan is doing a good job". After Mr Trump as a presidential candidate announced his plan, Mr Khan told the BBC he hoped he would " lose badly ", adding that he was a "buffoon".

by | June 06, 2017 | 00:51

Some 1,500 of the new units, reported Haaretz , will be within existing major settlement blocs, including Ma'ale Adumim and Ariel. Israel says the Palestinian leadership is inciting the violence. The attacker was identified as Nouf Okab from the town of Ya'bad near Jenin. Maraita believes occupation won't end any time soon. In the meantime, Palestinians should keep working in Israel, he said.

by | June 06, 2017 | 00:35

And no catfish have been thrown on the ice so far. Rinne was chased from the Nashville net, and Pittsburgh took Game 2 by a 4-1 final. If the Predators don't get it together back home in "Smashville", it might only be two. So you talk to the Penguins, and they sound like Phil Kessel's 2013 Leafs, who finished last in puck possession and reached the playoffs in that 48-game season.

by | June 06, 2017 | 00:50

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the world would likely see more such attacks, and that it was a problem that the global community must be "vigilant and determined and defiant". "I hope the fact that we are here demonstrates that is certainly not this administration's view or intention to somehow put at arm's length the other important allies and partners in the world", Tillerson told reporters in Sydney .

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:47

Of these 36, are still being treated, 21 one of whom are in a critical condition. "They're operating within their communities, and some of these communities are so insular that - unless there are spies within these neighborhoods - it's really tough to ferret this stuff out beforehand", said Colin Clarke, a terrorism expert at the RAND Corp.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:49

Jeremy Corbyn has joined calls for Theresa May to resign in the wake of recent terror attacks. He said that she is "responsible for security failures of London Bridge, Manchester, Westminster Bridge" and that she should not be seeking re-election.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:17

NY lawyer George T. Conway III says Trump's Monday tweets taking aim at the Justice Department "may make some ppl feel better", but won't help win a majority in the Supreme Court. A federal judge in Hawaii cited comments from White House adviser Stephen Miller, suggesting the changes from the original travel ban were merely cosmetic and would have little practical effect.

by | June 06, 2017 | 00:20

US President Donald Trump has discussed the attack with Afghan President Ghani, while the UN Security Council demanded that those responsible be brought to justice. "I want to tell those regional countries and those who are harbouring and training terrorists for their political targets that the Afghan nation and the global community is aware about their activities", Ghani said.

by | June 06, 2017 | 00:37

Qatar denounced the moves as based on lies about it supporting militants. In a statement , Egypt said that Qatar had taken an "anti-Egyptian course" and that Cairo had been unable to dissuade it from supporting terrorism. "There are two competing theories", Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations says about the origin of the spat. The Emir's comments appeared on Qatar's official news agency, but Qatar claimed that the website was "hacked", the report ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 00:23

President Donald Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to honor the many fallen USA soldiers and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Robert Kelly , 29, was killed in a roadside bomb blast in 2010 during a foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. And Kelly's son-in-law Jake is a wounded warrior.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:15

Redouane, 30, also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, claiming to be six years younger. "Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice", Mr Rowley added. In the wake of the latest Islamic terror attack in London , law enforcement authorities have conducted a number of raids in the city in hopes of cleaning up a cell.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:20

The U.S. Defense Department conducted the test on Tuesday afternoon, firing the interceptor rocket from Vandenburg Air Force Base along the coastline of California's Santa Barbara County. The Pentagon says it still needs to incorporate additional upgrades and complete further testing under more realistic conditions before the interceptor system can be considered a truly reliable defense against long-range, nuclear-armed weapons.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:49

The president's tweets could significantly damage his administration's effort to restore the ban, which has been put on hold by two federal courts. Last week, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to allow the ban after lower courts rebuked his national security justifications for the ban multiple times.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:02

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had initially hoped Mosul would be "liberated" by the end of 2016. "Like in Mosul , there were women and children among them", Zakharova added. The following month, the army launched a fresh offensive aimed at liberating the city's western half. The coalition had been monitoring the area since the operation for western Mosul began weeks before.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:44

A vigil will be held on Monday evening near London Bridge in honour of the victims of the attack, which took place at around 10pm, while a minute's silence will take place at 11am on Tuesday. Trump challenged London Mayor Sadiq Khan for saying there was "no reason to be alarmed". "As a city we will stand united against terror". "We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism ", he said in a statement.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:04

North Korea has become a security priority for Washington since Pyongyang vowed to accelerate its nuclear and missile programs and to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland. "While the North Korean regime has a long record of murder of diplomats, of kidnapping, killing of sailors and criminal activity, its nuclear weapons program is maturing as a threat to all", Mattis said.

by | June 05, 2017 | 22:46

Defense Secretary James Mattis had earlier taken aim at China's growing "militarisation" during the Shangri-La Dialogue, saying that while North Korea is an urgent military threat, one must not lose sight of other strategic challenges to regional peace and prosperity.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:27

Qatar is home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the forward headquarters of the USA military's Central Command. The call by Iran came after Saudi Arabia cut ties with Qatar on Monday . The Sunni-ruled Arab nations are unhappy with Qatar's ties to Shiite-ruled Iran . Qatar has for years presented itself as a mediator and power broker for the region's many disputes, but Egypt and the Gulf Arab states resent Qatar's support for Islamists, especially the Muslim ...

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:40

One of the attackers shouted "this is for Allah" as he knifed a man near a pub - while the Islamic State terror group is claiming responsibility for the attack . Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, when asked if he would call for May's resignation because of cuts she made to policing when home secretary, said "indeed I would".

by | June 06, 2017 | 00:03

He was a member of the business advisory group, known as the President's Strategic and Policy Forum. If enough people hop on board-and it certainly looks like it's possible-it may not matter what Trump says or does internationally. "The climate still is changing and we definitely need to do something about it and this is just a major setback", said ModaPosa manager Allie Ens.

by | June 05, 2017 | 22:16

Mr Corbyn has launched personal attacks on Mrs May for the first time in the campaign, insisting she bears responsibility for cutting police officers despite terrorism warnings. Steve Hilton , a former top aide to ex-Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron , has also called on May to resign, while a clip of May accusing the Police Federation of "crying wolf" has recirculated.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:36

British Prime Minister Theresa May declined to comment on Monday (June 5) on how many extra seats in parliament she would need to win in order to have been justified in calling an early election. "Disrupting our democracy is what the extremists want", said Nuttall, whose party is best-known for its anti-EU stance, on his Twitter account. Mr Corbyn took a swipe at Donald Trump over the president's attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan for supposed "political correctness" over the terror attack.

by | June 05, 2017 | 22:37

His stern words of condemnation follow witnesses describing one of the night's assailants as calling out the name of Allah amid the attacks. On May 22, Salam Abedi detonated a suicide bomb at Manchester arena killed 22 people , in an attack later claimed by the Islamic State .

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:47

In its statement announcing its severing of ties with Qatar, the UAE cited Qatar's "ongoing policies that rattle the security and sovereignty of the region as well as its manipulation and evasion of its commitments and treaties". The Arab nation is also the world's biggest supplier of liquefied natural gas. With LNG markets in bearish mood and demand weak, the UAE could cope with Qatar suspending its two to three monthly LNG deliveries by calling on global markets, but Dolphin piped flows ...

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:49

But she said Britain was under threat from a new breed of crude copycat militants who might not have spent years plotting or even been radicalised online. So far, 7 people have been reported dead and 48 injured, in the attacks on a part of London that catered to everyone - a vibrant mix of cheap eats, high-end restaurants, food stalls and local pubs - a place that's as likely to draw in tourists as it is local residents.

by | June 05, 2017 | 21:53

London's police chief has said the attackers have been identified, but the names have not been officially released. At a speech in London , The Prime Minister was asked several times whether President Trump had been right to criticise the Mayor, avoiding the question on each occasion.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:04

Still, the police chief noted that since the shooting, changes had been made in the way officers are trained. "We have maintained from the outset that the death of Tamir Rice was, and is, tragic, but as the decision-makers in this City know full well, his death was not caused by any failures of Officers Garmback or Loehmann", Loomis' statement says.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:19

Mrs May insisted: "The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that the Met is well-resourced, and they are, and that they have very powerful counter-terrorism capabilities, and they do, we have protected counter-terrorism policing budgets".

by | June 05, 2017 | 22:31

The Labour leader was mocked for his freaky suggestion that the PM should resign just three days before the election . After the Saturday attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market which led to seven deaths and dozens of injuries, Corbyn reminded United Kingdom voters about May's cuts and went so far as to back calls for her to resign as prime minister.

by | June 05, 2017 | 22:34

Qatar is also home to the sprawling Al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the USA military's Central Command and some 10,000 American troops, although no announcements have been made on the future of the U.S. Soccer's governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association said on Monday it was in "regular contact" with the organizing committee of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, though it did not comment directly on the diplomatic situation involving the Gulf State.

by | June 05, 2017 | 23:19

Diplomatic relations between Maldives and Qatar began in 1984. However, the 2014 crisis did not see a land, sea and air blockade. However, the latest developments don't appear to have a direct impact on oil production and exports, said Phin Ziebell, an economist at National Australia Bank, noting that the jump was largely a knee-jerk speculative move.

by | June 05, 2017 | 21:29

British police on Monday identified two of the three men who killed seven people during a weekend terror attack - including one man who came to England from Pakistan with his asylum-seeking parents. He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar. Of the 48 people taken to hospital, 36 are now being cared for in London hospitals with 18 remaining in a critical condition.

by | June 05, 2017 | 21:51

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for Theresa May to resign as British prime minister over cuts to police numbers as the political fallout from the London terrorist attack dominated the general election campaign on Monday. The Conservative premier, speaking in central London on Monday, accused Corbyn of "boasting" about opposing every single counter-terror law. "One leader who has opposed the use of shoot to kill, and given cover to the IRA when they bombed and shot our citizens ...

by | June 05, 2017 | 22:53

The UAE advised Qataris in the country to leave with 14 days; Saudi Arabia , which shares a land border with Qatar, closed its ports, roads and airports to Qatari traffic. The UAE central bank did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment, while a spokesman for the Saudi central bank said it had no statement on the matter.