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by | June 06, 2017 | 17:08

The prayer is performed to seek forgiveness for the deceased, but the leaders called the acts "cold-blooded murders". "We, as Muslim Imams and religious leaders, condemn the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London in the strongest terms possible", said the imams' statements, in reference to a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that killed a number of young people and children.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:51

Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the resolution's chief sponsor said its bipartisan passing showed "the United States' commitment to standing by our Israeli friends". "The question is not if that move happens, but when", Spicer said. "The President made this decision to maximize the chance of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, fulfilling a solemn obligation to defend America's national security interest".

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:50

With the United States virtually isolated on the world stage, a string of administration officials went on the offensive Friday to justify the Republican president's decision to abandon the 195-nation Paris deal curbing global emissions.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:04

He called police to say he had a hostage in an apartment in the building and made threats to her if police intervened. A second man had earlier been found dead from a gunshot wound, they said. Khayre was previously known to police. "He appears to (have been) in the wrong place at the wrong time", Comm Ashton said. In December 2010, Yacqup Kayre was found not guilty for his involvement in a plot to kill military personnel at Holsworthy army base in Sydney's south-west.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:14

Federation Internationale de Football Association has fended off allegations of corruption in awarding the World Cup to Qatar and has faced an outcry over anti-homosexuality laws there. But a suspension of diplomatic ties as well as air and sea travel to and from Qatar is unprecedented. "Such measures are unjustified and are based on baseless and unfounded allegations", the government's foreign ministry said in a statement.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:11

Police and the M15 domestic security agency also acknowledged Monday that they had been aware of one of the three alleged London Bridge attackers , Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, a British citizen born in Pakistan, but they had no specific intelligence to indicate he was plotting a terrorist assault.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:05

One of the men believed to have carried out the deadly weekend attack in central London was a known radical Islamist who was filmed unfurling a black flag resembling the one used by the Islamic State group and raised the suspicion of a neighbor after allegedly trying to lure local youngsters to join his jihadist campaign.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:08

In Britain's third terrorist attack in as many months, three men on Saturday rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before running into the Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people indiscriminately. "There's an election on Thursday, that's the chance", he said, citing an "appalling" cut in police staffing levels. Police raided a number of properties in Barking and Newham in the days after.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:01

The temperature in the White House Press Briefing Room dropped precipitously when EPA honcho Scott Pruitt joined the ranks of Team Trump-ers refusing to say whether the guy who just pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord remains a climate-change denier.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:51

Kohli was also all praise for the openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma . "He was playing the IPL but then, worldwide runs are very different, against a quality bowling attack as well", Kohli said. Most of that 20 came during a costly 23-run last over for Imad Wasim (0-66). "We took the momentum we had from the practice games into this match".

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:30

A source close to the White House who knows Conway said that they both "care about" the President. George Conway had been considered for at least two high-ranking Justice Department jobs, including Solicitor General. Trump tweeted in one Monday morning. Omar Jadwat, the American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who argued the case in the 4th Circuit, wrote that Trump's tweets amounted to "a promise: let me do this and I'll take it as license to do even worse".

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:53

Before taking office May 10, Moon had vowed to review the THAAD deployment. Moon administration seeking to establish procedural legitimacy through an environmental impact assessment After the controversy over the THAAD deployment was aggravated by the news that the Defense Ministry failed to mention the delivery of additional THAAD launchers in a report to the Blue House , THAAD is likely to remain in limbo for the time being.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:29

Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation af. London police chief Cressida Dick said that, while some of the recent attacks in Britain had global dimensions, they had a largely domestic "centre of gravity". "However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly", police said in a statement.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:40

May said police have identified all the London Bridge attackers and that 11 people remain in custody for possible connections to the attack. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. May was due to chair a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Monday. Daesh had claimed responsibility for London attack , as it did for the Manchester bombing almost two weeks ago, in which 22 were killed.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:27

Accepting an invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi , new French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said that he will be visiting India by the end of this year. China and India, which fought a war 1962, have a dragging border dispute. "It is not just a question of protection of environment but a responsibility for all of us to save Mother Earth", he said.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:35

Pyongyang on Monday test-fired another rocket, the latest in a series of launches and atomic tests that have ratcheted up tensions over its quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the U.S. Worldwide pressure ramped up on Pyongyang Friday as the UN Security Council imposed sanctions on 18 North Korean officials and entities. NPR's Lauren Frayer reports experts are less generous in estimating that missile's range, arguing it's unlikely to reach farther than the US territory of Guam.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:13

The protesters chanted "Shame on you, Goldman Sachs " and "No more hunger bonds , Goldman Sachs ". He's been accused of trying to grab power from other branches of government. The letter adds that Congress will open an investigation into the transaction and that he will recommend "to any future democratic government of Venezuela not to recognize or pay these bonds".

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:39

Meanwhile, sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has told the Senate intelligence committee he would not be constrained in discussing his conversations with President Donald Trump . Thursday's hearing will be the first time for Comey to make public remarks on the issues, which will have significant implications, including possibly prompting the US Congress to launch a investigation into possible Russian links in the White House .

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:28

Wallace and Stephanopoulos each pressed the administrator four times on their respective shows about whether Trump believed in climate change. "America has unilaterally ceded global leadership on this issue". "Why did China and India not have to take any steps until 2030?" It helped paved the way for the Paris Agreement, which was possible to conclude only because of US leadership and its willingness and ability to fruitfully engage other countries.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:51

The Maute group has been a fierce enemy of a military with superior firepower and greater troop strength. Numerous outsiders came to Marawi using the cover of an Islamic prayer festival in the city last month, said Philippines military spokesman Lt.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:57

In a split second, his entire life was ripped away from him", Ferguson Rowe said. "I think that people are trying to deal with how others can hate so much because it doesn't make sense". An off-duty, unarmed London policeman who was having a post-work drink rushed to help. "It was a rampage", he said, adding that he heard a shout of: "This is for Allah".

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:25

Qatar Airways rushed to cancel flights in the wake of today's announcement that all Qatari-registered aircraft are banned from using the airspace of Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates Egypt and the Maldives. The Qatari government has condemned the severing of diplomatic relations, which also has resulted in its citizens being given 14 days notice to leave Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:12

Seven countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, the UAE, and the Maldives) suddenly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar Monday morning, following longstanding tensions in the Gulf Region. Grindel promised to look for a "political solution" but said: "The football community worldwide should agree that ... major tournaments should not be played in countries that actively support terror".

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:50

After 40 days in, the prisoner's health was deteriorating rapidly, with 182 striking political prisoners having been hospitalized. In an article smuggled out of the prison, and published in many major world publications, Barghouti clearly explained why he and his comrades were embarking on an indefinite hunger strike.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:36

Demings said that the alleged shooter, who killed himself, was identified as a 45-year-old man who had been fired from Fiamma Inc ., an awning manufacturing company, back in April. There were about 12 employees inside the building at the time of the shooting. Shelley Adams told The Associated Press that her sister, Sheila McIntyre, called her from the building's bathroom during the shooting and was very upset.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:49

Russian hackers tried to access US voter information just days before the presidential election. Georgia-based contractor Reality Winner had accessed the documents before she emailed them to a news outlet in early May and even left behind email communications she had with a reporter.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:23

The Queenslander was struggling with a hand injury, but was blasted off court as 46 Ostapenko winners flew past her. Samantha Stosur's French Open dreams have been shattered for another year after the Australian bowed out in the fourth round.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:42

Accusing Qatar for supporting and funding groups such as the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda backed Al-Nusra front is like the pot calling the kettle black - Saudi Arabia has been accused of funding both the IS and a plethora of other terrorist groups in the region for years.

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:47

Saudi Arabia and the UAE also announced they were suspending flights to Qatar and banned their citizens from travelling to Doha . "One of its pitches (to secure the World Cup ) was that Qatar is one of the most stable countries in the Middle East ", he said .

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:53

In a letter posted outside Tuesday, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can" as investigators try to learn more about Khuram Shazad Butt , who was one of those who rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then slashed and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market .

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:20

Almost three decades since Beijing ordered tanks and troops into the squareto crush the student-led pro-democracy uprising, and any public commemoration of the subject remains banned across the Chinese mainland - where the government has never released an official death toll from the brutal crackdown.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:52

The Islamic State , or ISIS, said it was responsible for the vehicle and knife assault, but that claim has not been substantiated. "If you're going to see something and say something, it has to be followed by, do something", she said. Britain's most senior police officer Cressida Dick said police resourcing needed to be revised. - Italian media siad Zaghba became a person of interest to Italian authorities in March past year after he was found in possession of a one-way ticket to ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 15:23

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani also told Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera that his nation rejected those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs". The UAE's Etihad Airways, FlyDubai and the Middle East's largest carrier Emirates have suspended flights to Qatar. Qatar used its media and political clout to support long-repressed Islamists during the 2011 pro-democracy "Arab Spring" uprisings in several Arab countries.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:17

Anadolu news agency quoted Kalin, as saying, "The members of the GCC, with whom Turkey is in a strategic business alliance should solve their problems through negotiation, dialogue, and communication". The UAE had always been angered by Qatar's support for Islamists in the Gulf and in Libya, and Saudi Arabia and Egypt view the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat.

by | June 06, 2017 | 16:35

In the last local election, the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won 97 percent against a divided opposition. The election for more than 1,600 communes would not mean a major shift in power, but could be a springboard for next year's general election, in which Hun Sen aims to extend more than three decades in power in the Southeast Asian country.