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by | June 10, 2017 | 16:44

But a ban on emperors making political statements made it impossible for him to just say that he wanted to step down, the BBC reports . The soft-spoken Akihito, the first Japanese emperor who was never considered divine, has worked for decades at home and overseas to soothe the wounds of World War II, fought in his father Hirohito's name.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:48

In a preliminary report published late on Wednesday, the investigators did not say who they held responsible for the hack but said that both Britain and the United States were helping with their inquiry. In a statement released by Saudi-run news agency SPA, the Gulf nations also claimed Qatar helped spread radical messages through its media, an apparent reference to Al Jazeera , the Doha-based state-funded broadcaster that prides itself on being an independent news network.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:32

Ashton said clearance was granted for police to investigate the man after he was assessed to be fit for interview on psychological grounds. "The man did not gain entry to the cockpit". "Safety and security are of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines". "It was an isolated incident and we do believe he suffers from a mental illness", Superintendent Michael Goode of the Australian Federal Police told a media conference on Thursday.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:04

However, the Democratic Unionist leader and first minister of Northern Ireland , Arlene Foster , said she wants to " bring stability to our nation" by backing Theresa May and the Conservatives to continue in power The Guardian reported.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:22

Asked by a reporter if he had told Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Flynn, Trump said , " I didn't say that ". Comey was testifying under oath , something that wasn't true of either Trump or his attorney (who released an error-riddled statement about Comey's testimony).

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:57

Wobbling UK Prime Minister Theresa May faced a storm of withering criticism from European Union officials and politicians, accusing her of an "own goal" after she lost her parliamentary majority less than two weeks before the start of Brexit talks.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:42

Wednesday's attacks at Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini killed 17 people and wounded more than 50. None of the terrorist assaults in the United States or Western Europe in recent years have been linked to Iran . He referred to comments last month by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who accused Tehran of wanting to "control the Muslim world" and said the conflict should happen "inside Iran , not in Saudi ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:33

UPDATE: The Arizona Diamondbacks dodged responsibility Thursday morning. In a subsequent statement , McCain blamed confusion on the comments he made at Thursday's Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, which caused an instant commotion on Twitter , on - wait for it - staying up too late watching the Arizona Diamondbacks play baseball.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:28

Tillerson said the USA would help support efforts to mediate the crisis, along with Kuwait - another Gulf country that has stepped up to try to broker a resolution. "They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar", said Trump. "The President offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary", the White House said in a statement following the call .

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:53

Tillerson said the USA was asking Qatar to "be responsive to the concerns of its neighbors". Aircraft that fly out of Qatar - including fighter jets, drones and refueling planes - can be relocated to a number of other bases in the region including in Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait and Bahrain and off aircraft carriers, the officials said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:12

The North's missile tests present a hard challenge to new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a liberal elected last month who has expressed a desire to reach out to Pyongyang. Moon has sought to expand cross-border civilian exchanges as a way to improve ties, but North Korea on Monday rejected a Seoul civic group's offer to provide anti-malaria supplies to protest South Korea's support of fresh United Nations sanctions adopted last week.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:55

The Clarion Project said the speakers claimed to represent various Iranian Sunni ethnic groups, such as the Baluchis and Ahvazis, and encouraged Iranian Sunnis to join the group. Pope Francis "laments this senseless and grave act of violence", and "assures the people of Iran of his prayers for peace", the message read. On Friday (June 9), the ministry said 41 suspects had been arrested around the country in connection with the attacks.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:18

The request comes the day after Comey's momentous testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and after Trump in a Rose Garden news conference dodged questions about the existence of any White House tapes of his conversations with Comey.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:59

Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Daesh are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by USA -backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi had initially hoped Mosul would be retaken by the end of 2016, but has since repeatedly failed to retake the city despite numerous promises and self-imposed deadlines.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:28

It's unclear if Trump's outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz , will file the complaints according to CNN . "We have in our country this insulation between law enforcement and the equal rule of law and political interference, and the president crossed that line", Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:10

London's Metropolitan Police Service has come under fire for its failure to thwart the terrorist assault that killed eight and injured at least four dozen others on Saturday. He has said cuts in the number of police officers have had an impact on the ability to prevent attacks. British prime minister Theresa May , facing accusations she starved police of resources, said she could seek to overturn human rights protections that make it hard to deport or detain suspected militants when there ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:09

The UAE , Saudi Arabia , Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over long-standing allegations that Doha is courting Iran , which they deem the region's biggest external threat, and supporting Islamist groups, seen as the biggest internal threat.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:12

After joining Islamic State they left Iran and "took part in operations in Mosul and Raqqa", according to the statement , which withheld the attackers' surnames, citing security reasons. Iran blamed the Wednesday attacks on Saudi Arabia, though no link has been established. He said his bloodstained colleagues told them the attackers had entered the building through the western gate, through which constituents normally enter to meet with members of parliament.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:46

One of first signs of crisis after four Arab states cut ties with Qatar . Bahrain joined Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and several other countries on Monday when it cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing its fellow Gulf Arab state of backing terrorism and interfering in Bahrain's internal affairs.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:29

President Donald Trump , who pledged to provide all kinds of support to Arab countries in defeating radical ideologies and terrorism. "The president offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House , if necessary".

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:53

Keyserling said the issue wasn't partisan and that City Council hasn't considered the petition. Finally, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also criticized the decision in a statement , "We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has chose to withdraw from the Paris Agreement ".

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:06

As the crisis deepened among the closest US Gulf allies, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told CNN's Becky Anderson that the Saudi statement accusing his country of "embracing terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at de-stabilizing the region" was full of contradictions.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:46

The farmers in western Madhya Pradesh , particularly Mandsaur and Dewas districts, have been protesting for a week now, demanding debt relief and better crop prices. "Before entering MP, Gandhi rode pillion on a motorcycle in Nimbahed in Chittorgarh district for about five to sevenkilometres", IG Udaipur Anand Srivastava said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:29

Senior police officers have also been deployed to oversee the law and order situation in all sub-divisions of Mandsaur district, the officer said. "For the last two or three days, farmers were stopping vehicles and setting them on fire". He dubbed the party vice president's planned visit to Mandsaur, the hotbed of the ongoing farmers' agitation, as "yet another photo opportunity".

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:41

He also thanked Saudi Arabia and King Salman for participating in the summit. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates and other countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week and cut off air, sea and land travel to the peninsular nation.

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:42

The attack on Saturday occurred when a van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge, then continued to nearby Borough Market, where three attackers stabbed multiple passersby. The event was organised by The British Muslim Forum (BMF) which also reiterated a refusal to perform funeral prayers for the killers. UK-based Islamic teacher Rehanah Sadiq, in observing that many who consider themselves jihadists think that their atrocities will guarantee them entrance to heaven, stated, "We want to ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:48

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif said the SCO gave the members states a platform for shared prosperity and connectivity and to overcome terrorism and extremism, poverty, unemployment, tackle climate change and water security. Capping a two-year-long process, India and Pakistan today became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a China-dominated security grouping that is increasingly seen as a counterweight to NATO .

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:29

Jude Classic on Thursday with matching rounds of six-under 64. Australian Adam Scott (71) is further back after mixing two birdies with three bogeys. "I've been pretty consistent with my tee shots, putting the ball in the fairway and getting the ball on the green, capitalising on some putts and if not just tap in for par", said the PGA Tour rookie.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:32

On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavai , said the country was investigating whether Saudi Arabia had a role Wednesday's attacks . "At a time when the Iranian nation was facing the terrorist incidents, the US Senate shamelessly approved the bill [to impose new sanction against Iran]", Larijani said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:51

Rinne got the hook after allowing three goals on nine shots in the first period, and Nashville backup Juuse Saros didn't fare much better, giving up three goals in relief. But the Predators have been outscored by five goals on the road, where Rinne's save percentage is.905 compared to.949 at home. The Penguins lead the series 2-1.

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:37

S&P cut its long-term rating of Qatar by one notch to AA- from AA and put the rating on CreditWatch with negative implications, meaning there was a significant chance of a further downgrade. Trump's defence secretary, James Mattis, spoke to his Qatari counterpart to express commitment to the Gulf region's security. The sole Yemeni, Abdel-Wahab al-Humayqani, is the leader of a Salafi party whose has been accused by the USA of financing al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group's ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:15

Iran said that the five Iranians who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State group members who had been to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria . In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses a group of students in Tehran , Iran , Wednesday, June 7, 2017 .

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:53

Mr Dalrymple, who has short fair hair, thick stubble and was wearing a grey Everlast T-shirt, was escorted into the courtroom by two guards. Australian counter-terrorism police conducted pre-dawn raids in the southern city of Melbourne yesterday and are questioning three men they said are suspected of providing weapons used in a deadly siege this week claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:37

Tillerson then went to the White House , where Trump seemed to contradict him, putting the focus squarely back on Qatar . But, alongside this admonition for Qatar, Tillerson also noted that other countries must do more - and urged Riyadh and its allies to soften their embargo.

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:52

Hussain Nawaz remarked, "Action should be taken up if any evidence is found". He was speaking to newsmen outside the Federal Judicial Academy after five hours of interrogation by the JIT for the fifth time. On Thursday, Hassan Nawaz, the younger son of PM Nawaz, appeared before the JIT for the second time and recorded his statement during the investigation that lasted for nearly five-and-a-half hours.