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by | June 06, 2017 | 15:58

Qatar, a small peninsular nation of 2.5 million people that has a large U.S. military base, denounced the action as predicated on lies about it supporting militants. Qatar later clarified the news agency was hacked, and that the report quoting the Emir was "fake news". Its Gulf Arab neighbors responded by blocking Qatari-based media, including Al-Jazeera.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:58

Redouane's age was not immediately known because he gave two different dates of birth. Khuram Butt, 27, was married with children and lived in Barking, east London for a number of years. Of the 48 people taken to hospital, 36 are now being cared for in London hospitals with 18 remaining in a critical condition. Premier Rachel Notley said the London attack hit Alberta especially hard because Archibald was known and loved by so many in the province.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:01

Up next for Murray is world No 9 Nishikori , who battled back from a set down to beat Verdasco 0-6 6-4 6-4 6-0 and reach the quarter-finals in Paris for just the second time . 5 Elina Svitolina - are highly seeded, none of the eight players left in that field has ever won a Grand Slam tournament. The top-ranked Murray became the 15th man to reach 650 tour-level match wins.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:13

A friend of one of the attackers also told the BBC Asian Network he had reported him to the anti-terror hotline after he began expressing increasingly radical views and justifying terror attacks, but the man said he was never arrested. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the brazen attack that started on London Bridge, then continued in the streets surrounding Borough Market.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:37

On Monday, Saudi Arabia also shut down al Jazeera's bureau in the kingdom, which may suggest that Qatar's state-owned satellite channel - one of the most influential news outlets in the Arab world - could find itself in trouble as well. Dominated from the start by Saudi Arabia, its largest member, the GCC had ambitious plans for pooling defence resources, boosting trade among its members and giving the Gulf a united...

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:28

John Ternus, Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering said that "We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love - iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it".

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:59

Cost of United States missile test simulating incoming ICBM yes'day: $ 244 million , according to Missile Defense Agency chief Vice Admiral James Syring. Skeptics of Reagan's 1980s missile defense program, derided by critics as Star Wars, said the plan was like trying to shoot bullet with another bullet.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:40

The manifesto , unveiled at an event in Perth on Tuesday morning, is light on mentions of independence and gives no detail on when another vote should be held other than "at the end of the Brexit process". Ariana Grande has confirmed that she will be returning to Manchester to host a star-studded tribute gig for her fans following the suicide bombing at her concert in which 22 people were killed, reports the Daily Star.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:08

Only 12% said they would not carry a firearm on duty under any circumstances. Support for routinely arming police is consistent across every demographic, although Londoners are slightly less likely to support arming police than people in the rest of the country.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:16

Leo Varadkar edged out rival Simon Coveney with 60% of the votes to become the country's next Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and lead Fine Gael, which is now the governing and largest party in Ireland. Ireland's Independent , which posted the above video, reports Varadkar, a physician, says of his identity, "It's not something that defines me". Ireland's new Taoiseach is not expected to be formally confirmed until 13 June when the Dail parliament resumes.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:41

This weekend a new Twitter bot emerged that automatically formats President Trump's tweets into an official White House statement format. "Twitter", in its very name, seems to imply frivolity. He said the bot took him about 40 minutes to build. But now the "Real Press Secretary" Twitter bot will preserve any future covfefes for eternity. "At their core, these are presidential statements.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:44

As Minister of Health, Ethiopia, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus led a comprehensive reform effort of the country's health system, including the expansion of the country's health infrastructure, creating 3,500 health centres and 16,000 health posts; expanded the health workforce by 38,000 health extension workers; and initiated financing mechanisms to expand health insurance coverage.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:34

Butt, 27, was married with children and lived in Barking, east London for a number of years. A third attacker has not been identified. "There's an election on Thursday, that's the chance", he said, citing an "appalling" cut in police staffing levels.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:17

The statement went on to accuse Qatar of supporting what it described as Iranian-backed militants in its restive and largely Shi'ite Muslim-populated Eastern region of Qatif and in Bahrain. Other PGCC stock markets also fell, with Dubai losing 0.8 percent and Saudi Arabia falling 0.2 percent. The sources said Erdogan would continue his contacts on the issue.

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:44

The farmers had called the strike from June 1 for a period of 10 days, to press for a loan waiver and remunerative prices for their produce. The BKS leader has said that the CM has accepted their series of demands, but the RKMS stir was only focused on two demands and not series of demands.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:06

However, in that same interview she went on to generate more negative headlines when the shadow home secretary appeared to have little to no knowledge of the Lord Harris report on improving London's terror preparedness. I'm going on to do another media interview. He continued: 'OK, what about the physical resilience. Dermot Murnaghan: "Yes, well but the specific aspect was he talked about putting up more barriers in light of the Nice attack..." Abbott then said: "We're now putting up ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:17

In announcing the decision to cut ties, Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of providing support to Iran, which is in a tussle for regional supremacy with Riyadh , and to militants. But such allegations can be raised against most Gulf countries. "These steps have been taken after all mediation efforts made in the Arab-Islamic-American Summit last month have failed", Egypt's former assistant foreign minister, Hussein Hariedy, told Xinhua.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:19

Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar, through which the tiny Gulf nation and worldwide travel hub imports most of its food, sparking a run on supermarkets . There is an offshore gas field that Qatar harvests in conjunction with Iran. He believed Qatar would try to solve the problem and remain in contact with other countries.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:00

Saudi Arabia said in a statement that it had broken off physical and diplomatic contact due to Qatar's "embrace of various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilising the region". It did not elaborate. Qatar's exports to the region are limited, with most of the country's oil and gas exports going to Asia. Egypt's Foreign Ministry accused Qatar of taking an "antagonist approach" toward Cairo and said "all attempts to stop it from supporting terrorist groups failed".

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:23

Lawmakers are looking forward to the testimony as a New York Times article in May alleged that the president had asked Comey to discontinue his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael T. Some critics of Trump have said that such a request, especially given that he later fired Comey, could be interpreted as an obstruction of justice.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:49

Qatar, home to about 10,000 USA troops and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, criticized the move as a "violation of its sovereignty". Saudi Arabia, together with Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE announced early on Monday the cutting off diplomatic relations with Qatar amid accusations over the latter's support of terrorism.

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:41

With Mr Trump's action, the United States will walk away from almost every nation in the world on one of the pressing global issues of the 21st century. "We are convinced that the implementation of the Paris Agreement offers substantial economic opportunities for prosperity and growth in our countries and on a global scale", the three leaders said.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:02

Tarneit Road remains closed with a large firefighter and police presence. It wasn't stolen and hadn't been speeding, but "it was pretty quiet and it was the only vehicle on the road" so police did a U-turn and drove behind the auto. The probe will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command as is normal procedure. The centre's owner Ian Johnson said staff would normally arrive at 6.15am and children from 6.25am.

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:28

A new search was underway Tuesday in Ilford, just north of Barking. Seven people were killed and 48 injured in an attack near London Bridge on Saturday night. "The security and intelligence services and police have stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago". "While our pain will never diminish, it is important for us all to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who wish to destroy us and remember that hatred is the refuge of ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:42

Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, provided for a peace corridor", Arevalo said, adding the initiative was approved by AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said a rebellion on Mindanao Island was "purely ISIS". The clashes in Marawi erupted when security forces raided a house to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon , regarded as IS's leader in the Philippines.

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:54

Close to 100,000 children in Mosul , Iraq , remain trapped in areas controlled by the Islamic State , the United Nations report said on Monday. "In some cases, the minors have been forced to fight on behalf of Islamic State terrorists", Hawkins said, adding that others are "being killed, injured and used as human shields".

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:21

The U.S. will continue to be a "good global citizen", including its commitment to protecting the environment. "I mean, what does Donald Trump know that Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobile, doesn't know?" he asked . The US joined the Paris agreement in 2015 . The U.S. Climate Alliance will also act as a forum to sustain and strengthen existing climate programs, promote the sharing of information and best practices, and implement new programs to reduce carbon emissions from all ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:51

While expressing his appreciation for people of Tamil Nadu, their language, culture and culinary, "which is a strength for India like other states", Gandhi said he had a special connect with the state. Reminding that it was the Congress which made the Polavaram project a national initiative with the promise of the Centre bearing the entire expenditure, Rahul said Naidu wanted the state to handle the construction "only for commissions".

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:24

In total, the Labor party obtained 35,280 more votes than the National Alliance, a coalition between the Nationalist and Democratic Parties. Before the snap vote was called, Busuttil and the Nationalist Party had demanded Muscat step down over allegations of improper business dealings by his wife and some of his associates.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:03

Prime Minister Theresa May will be racking up the miles visiting London , Scotland and Yorkshire, while her Labour opponent will be in the North East. For ComRes, the Conservatives have a lead of 14 percent. But any voters, countries or companies hoping to learn much more from the campaigns about what Britain's post-EU future holds will have been sadly disappointed.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:53

But no one expects the landslide Conservative win that May was confident of when she called the election. On June 8 - just days after a deadly terror attack rocked London Bridge -the United Kingdom will head to the polls to decide on a prime minister.

by | June 06, 2017 | 14:27

Police said authorities killed Khuran Shazad Butt , 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and one other man after they jumped out of a hired van that had slammed into pedestrians on the London Bridge late Saturday and stabbed multiple people at nearby Borough Market .

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:24

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "We know that Abedi left the country on 15 April and arrived back on the 18 May and we now know from our enquiries that he purchased parts for the bomb after arriving back".

by | June 06, 2017 | 13:43

Ivy League College, Harvard University has revoked admissions offers to at least ten prospective members of the Class of 2021 after the students traded sexually explicit memes and messages that sometimes targeted minority groups in a private Facebook group chat.

by | June 06, 2017 | 12:46

The Cupertino-based company also introduced a music speaker, HomePod , its first hardware since Apple Watch was rolled out two years ago. If that sounds familiar, that's because it's not that different than what we've heard before from Google, which has discussed similar use cases for its Tango technology , so far only available in a couple of devices.