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by | June 07, 2017 | 06:02

On Saturday, Syrian state media reported that at least 43 civilians were killed as a result of a US-led coalition airstrike in Syria's Raqqa. On April 4, a USA military source says an airstrip has been prepared in Kurdish-controlled zones for use by C-17 cargo planes.

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:09

Over the past few days music fans have noticed "4:44" being scrawled across landmarks in the area. Someone also said she saw a casting for a Jay Z video in Los Angeles. Ads with a cryptic message of just "4:44" have started creeping up online and in public, and all clues point to a new Jay Z album. Others speculate it's the long-awaited Blueprint 4 or the:44 could mean the eagerly anticipated Jigga-Bey collab.

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:40

The attackers, wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead by eight officers after police unleashed a hail of 50 bullets upon them. An investigative source told Reuters in Rome that Zaghba, who had a Moroccan father and Italian mother, had been stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 on suspicion of being on his way to Syria, and carrying material about Islamic extremism on an electronic device.

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:50

Trump's latest missive at Khan was part of several Monday morning tweets from the president. New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio had already made his feelings known on Twitter, writing: Mayor Sadiq Khan is doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain.

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:59

When the image of Omran Daqneesh sitting in the back of an ambulance, caked in blood and masonry dust was beamed around the world, it evoked an unprecedented emotional reaction to the airstrikes in Aleppo . Little Omran Daqneesh with his father in new photo. . The messy, protracted war involves the Syrian government, rebel forces, Kurdish fighters, Islamist groups, the Russian military and a US-led coalition.

by | June 07, 2017 | 01:16

The claims have been made by Castle Point Labour candidate Joe Cooke, which come as a seat projection by pollster YouGov suggested that the United Kingdom could be heading for a hung parliament , with Labour making gains and Theresa May's Tories suffering losses.

by | June 07, 2017 | 02:03

China claims almost all of the South China Sea , despite partial counter-claims from Taiwan and several Southeast Asian nations including the Philippines, Brunei , Malaysia and Vietnam. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China's construction of facilities in the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea was aimed at improving working conditions for people stationed there, maintaining sovereignty and fulfilling China's worldwide responsibilities.

by | June 07, 2017 | 01:15

Moments after the Foreign Minister fronted a press conference on Saturday's Islamic terror attack at London Bridge, she could be heard whispering: "I don't know how many times we're going to do this". While Syria and Iraq might be a long way from western Sydney, electronically they were closer than ever, he said. "We defy them and we reject the poisonous ideology that they peddle", he said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:24

Spicer tells reporters that he has "not had a discussion" with the president on the topic. Sessions's alleged involvement in the Trump-Russia entanglement may have deepened last week. That was just one Tweet in a series where Trump shared what the Justice Department "should" do, which is apparently something he didn't bother to pass along to Jefferson Sessions via a route other than a giant public rebuke.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:14

Thousands of people turned up to see the Labour leader speak last night on the banks of the River Tyne while Theresa May struggled to fill a medium-sized room on her campaign trail. The polls themselves have varied greatly. It echoed another Survation poll , published for the Mail on Sunday newspaper, which also gave the Conservatives a one-point lead.

by | June 07, 2017 | 01:20

Having reiterated that the classified intelligence agencies' reports on Moscow's alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election contain no "direct proof", Putin said that officials in the United States "have been misled and they are not analyzing the information in its entirety".

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:19

Islamabad has rejected the charges as baseless and unfounded, saying Pakistan "in the strongest terms" has condemned the Kabul terrorist attack. President Ghani says he has already shown part of his strategy by bringing Gulbuddin Hekmatyar , the former strongman who was outside of the country for so long, and thousands of his a political process.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:35

Khan, the first Muslim elected as London's mayor, and Trump have been at odds since Khan was strongly critical of Trump's election campaign pledge to impose a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. "This is not a time to lash out, to incite fear or to use tragedy and terror for political gain", she said to a wave of applause. Trump's initial tweet Sunday implied that safety considerations were being overridden by too-careful sensitivities over issues such as ethnicity and ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:58

Marriott hotels released a statement confirming that the incident occurred in parts of the Manila resort complex other than their hotel. The attacker walked into the building and past a lone security guard, who panicked when she saw the suspect's automatic rifle, said Albayalde, the Manila police official.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:49

Mk III , or "Fat Boy", lifted off from the Sriharikota space centre in southern India at 5.28 p.m. (1158 GMT) in clear blue skies. While the hero in the massively successful film lifts a heavy Lingam, the ISRO rocket carried the heaviest satellite - GSAT-19 weighing 3,136 kg - to be carried by an Indian rocket.

by | June 06, 2017 | 23:56

In the previous year, almost 17,27,496 students have appeared for the MSBSHSE SSC or Maharashtra class 10 exams 2017, and the overall pass percentage was 89.56. a 2.33 per cent increase from past year. Lakhs of students are waiting for their Maha Board SSC result for the year 2017. This year nearly 17 lakh students appeared for the SSC examination conducted by Maharashtra board.

by | June 07, 2017 | 01:18

The farmers' strike saw incidents of violence from its first day, with clashes between the police and protestors, and delivery trucks being set on fire, Indian Express reported . In Indore , police used lathi charge following stone-pelting during a march by farmers. "This government is with the farmers". Speaking to BusinessLine , SSS leader and MP Raju Shetty said: "Radha Mohan Singh (Agriculture Minister) and Ram Vilas Paswan (Food Minister) have destroyed agriculture in India".

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:10

Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airway and Dubai carriers Emirates and Flydubai said they would suspend all flights to and from Doha from Tuesday morning until further notice. Qatar hosts more than 10,000 USA and coalition personnel at Al-Udeid Air Base. It wasn't clear if the decision would affect American military operations.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:53

Internationally accepted diplomatic and ethical norms and rules demand waiting until the finalisation of results of investigation into the cyber attack on Qatar News Agency and there is already a team from the FBI probing the hacking incident and all other issues related to this could be addressed at the end of the investigation process.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:36

Honnold even got a shout out from Hollywood actor, 30 Seconds to Mars lead singer and climbing enthusiast Jared Leto , who made a decision to take a moment during a recent concert to have the crowd voice their support for Honnold. "At the bottom I was slightly nervous", he told the National Geographic magazine. "It took years of effort", he said. Caldwell would know difficulty: In 2015, with a partner and safety gear, he scaled the Dawn Wall , considered El Capitan's most hard route.

by | June 06, 2017 | 23:41

Footage caught by a spectator at the park shows the terrified animal clinging on before being pushed into a moat surrounding the big cat compound. As soon as the donkey fell into the water, one tiger attacked it by snapping at its head and neck and the other one tried to paw at its face.

by | June 06, 2017 | 23:40

When using the Elkhdar name, Redouane also went by a different date of birth that put him at 25 years old, police said . Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she wouldn't release further details in what she described as a fast-moving investigation.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:56

Patience with North Korea is running out in Washington and regionally. "The current situation on the peninsula is complex and sensitive", he said . "We seek a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China. If there are any issues, we have to find commonalities" out of the organization, Ryamizard said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:17

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he saw no reason to cancel Donald Trump's state visit to Britain after the USA president criticized Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the London Bridge killings. They said of Mr Khan: "He has risen above this crisis of death and destruction, as mayors continue to do, to alleviate fear, to bring comfort to his people of London and to give support to the first responders who continue to protect, defend and provide emergency care to ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:19

President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and vowed to improve ties with both Riyadh and Cairo to combat terrorism and contain Iran. He later tweeted: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" "They said they would take a hard line on funding...

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:23

China has pitted itself against its smaller neighbours in claiming disputed islands, coral reefs and lagoons in the South China Sea and made "periodic incursions into Japanese territorial waters", Inada explained. "Like it or not, we are a part of the world.What a crummy world if we all retreat inside our borders", he said. "The Trump administration is encouraged by China's renewed commitment to work with the worldwide community toward denuclearisation", the defense secretary added, ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 23:13

Raqqa was among the first cities captured by IS in January 2014, and has been the home of some of the group's most prominent leaders. The coalition, which also includes Turkey, began its air campaign against ISIL in Iraq in August 2014, expanding its operations to Syria the following month.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:48

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (June 6) revoked the licences of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, a day after banning all Qatari planes from landing at its airports. "And for us that means jobs and, frankly, great security back here, which we want". "This is for us to be able to assess the situation because there are so many wild rumours going around, saying things are not going well there", Bello said in a statement on Tuesday.

by | June 07, 2017 | 01:04

Yonhap News reported that South Korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds across the border, and was checking whether the object was a drone. It said South Korea was analysing whether a North Korean drone had crossed the border. North Korea is believed to have a fleet of more than 1,300 fighter jets, as well as an unspecified number of its own unmanned aerial vehicles, according to a 2015 report to Congress from the US Department of Defense.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:21

Police said 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba lived in east London and that his family has been notified, adding that he had not been considered to be a "subject of interest" to either police or the intelligence services. Assistant Commissioner Rowley defended the actions of the security services in their decision not to pursue a more detailed investigation into Khuram Butt's status as a potential attacker.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:35

According to the Center for elimination of disaster consequences, about 2.9 thousand people were forced to leave their homes due to natural disasters caused by heavy rains. Indian medical teams and rescue personnel also arrived in the capital of Colombo . Some 12,007 people were being sheltered in 69 temporary sites, it added.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:49

Almost 200 countries are part of the accord and have agreed to fight global warming by reducing carbon emissions. Globally, world leaders have publicly denounced Trump's withdrawal, however, PM Bill English has remained very quiet, and the government's Climate Change spokesperson Paula Bennett has said that she respected Trump's decision .

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:04

The Islamic State group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, but it has not been verified if the terrorist organizations provided support to the three suspects or were trying to parlay the tragedy into further publicity for their propaganda campaign.

by | June 07, 2017 | 00:10

In "challenging economic times", she said Brexit - and "especially an extreme Brexit" - put in danger the progress that is being made. Sidestepping questions on what she would do if May again refused to discuss a referendum or Sturgeon's demands to take part in the Brexit talks, the first minister claimed she had set the original timescale because May had said the terms of Brexit would be clear before article 50 was signed in March 2019.

by | June 06, 2017 | 23:24

Almost 1,500 residents have been rescued from neighborhoods at the scenes of clashes, including 179 people who were plucked from danger after troops held their fire for four hours Sunday in a "humanitarian pause" to allow the rescue in specific areas, military spokesman Brig.