• Southern Baptist Convention in uproar over 'alt-right'
Southern Baptist Convention in uproar over 'alt-right'

The rise of the "alt-right" a loose movement comprising white supremacists and provocateurs, has triggered tensions in the Jewish world, as some have publicly embraced the movement, while most have rejected it and reviled its Jewish supporters.

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  • Irish parliament elects new prime minister
Irish parliament elects new prime minister

Varadkar assumed leadership of the Fine Gael party in May. "We need to keep working with all parties in Northern Ireland to get a functioning assembly up and running again so we have a full representative position on Brexit coming from Northern Ireland from the assembly", he said last week.

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  • IS Claims It's Taken Bin Laden's Afghan Hideout of Tora Bora
IS Claims It's Taken Bin Laden's Afghan Hideout of Tora Bora

The Islamic State group said its fighters have captured Osama bin Laden's infamous Tora Bora mountain hideout in eastern Afghanistan but the Taliban on Thursday dismissed the claim, saying they were still in control of the cave complex that once housed the former al-Qaida leader.

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  • Police rule out finding blaze survivors in London tower block
Police rule out finding blaze survivors in London tower block

The 24-storey tower is home to between 600 and 800 residents and has one stairway through which people could escape, locals told AFP. "You would also see people holding children out of windows, people dropping them from like the fifth floor".

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  • Ireland's Leo Varadkar takes office as new prime minister
Ireland's Leo Varadkar takes office as new prime minister

The Dublin-born politician's Indian immigrant father and Irish mother were in parliament to watch as the 38-year-old was formally confirmed as Taoiseach . "As our youngest taoiseach , he represents a modern, diverse and inclusive Ireland and speaks for them like no other", Kenny said. Donohoe, 42, will replace Michael Noonan, one of the longest...

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  • United Kingdom inflation overshoots expectations to hit 2.9 per cent in May
United Kingdom inflation overshoots expectations to hit 2.9 per cent in May

Consumer prices in Portugal fell 0.2% in May, slowing the year-on-year rate of inflation to 1.5%, down from 2.0% in April, the National Statistics Institute (INE) announced on Monday. Data released at 9.30am is expected to show that the squeeze continued in May, with headline inflation of 2.7 per cent expected, according to a poll of City econo...

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  • Killed in Mogadishu Restaurant Siege
Killed in Mogadishu Restaurant Siege

The al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-aligned militant group, was forced out of the capital by African Union troops in 2011 but still controls parts of the countryside and carries out attacks against government, military and civilian targets seemingly at will in Mogadishu and regional towns.

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  • London Tower Fire: Death Toll Rises as Anger Takes Hold
London Tower Fire: Death Toll Rises as Anger Takes Hold

As an investigation into the cause of the fire began, residents reported that fire alarms had not sounded and that they were told to "stay put" in their flats and "put a wet towel down by the door". "To any of the hundreds of families effected by this awful fire at Grenfell Tower Notting Hill today, you are all welcome to come hang out in my restau...

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  • President Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice
President Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

It is unclear whether Mueller was interested in returning to that job. "I don't think Newt said that", Graham told reporters. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Robert Mueller's investigation into the election has now widened to include the president.

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  • Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump For Obstruction Of Justice
Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump For Obstruction Of Justice

Mike Rogers and Rogers' former deputy Richard Ledgett agreed to be interviewed as part of Mueller's investigation, according to five people "briefed on the requests" who were "not authorized to discuss the matter publicly", the paper reports .

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

The hearing lasted about two and a half hours, and included a number of testy exchanges . Sessions appeared before the intelligence committee five days after Comey, the former FBI director, delivered a dramatic testimony of his own before the same panel, accusing Trump of initiating improper one-on-one communications with him and trying to get h...

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  • Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts
Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts

In closely-watched congressional testimony , Sessions angrily denounced allegations he acted improperly during a series of meetings with Russian officials - or that he knew of any attempt at collusion by members of the Trump campaign team.

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  • No deal yet between Conservatives and DUP to back PM May
No deal yet between Conservatives and DUP to back PM May

Foster tweeted afterward that "discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". "This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean", Sinn Fein MP Michelle Glidernew told AFP.

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  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Has Been Shot in Virginia
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Has Been Shot in Virginia

Senator Jeff Flake told VOA an officer who had been shot "ran around quite a while with a wound" while firing at the gunman . "I hear loud explosions". "He said, "OK, thanks" and turned around". And there was nothing earth-shattering about it. People are walking dogs. "There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America, but ...

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  • Who is Trump friend Christopher Ruddy?
Who is Trump friend Christopher Ruddy?

Rosenstein responded: "No I have not". "Special counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing". That's what I would do. Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy stood by his claims after the White House downplayed his comments and suggested he did not know what he was talking about.

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  • Northern Ireland's DUP says talks with Conservatives to continue in London
Northern Ireland's DUP says talks with Conservatives to continue in London

A conclusion on the deal was expected on Wednesday, but the decision may now be delayed to next week, after the DUP said it would be inappropriate to conclude talks and announce a deal on the same day as a fire consumed a tower block in west London , killing 12 people.

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  • Adele attends vigil for victims of London fire
Adele attends vigil for victims of London fire

Mr Lammy said , 'We should call it what it is, it's corporate manslaughter, that's what it is and there should be arrests made, frankly. Earlier, Prime Minister Theresa May met with emergency services during a private visit to the site. "We always take all concerns seriously and these will form part of our forthcoming investigations". It had a...

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  • Reported casualties after blast at Chinese kindergarten
Reported casualties after blast at Chinese kindergarten

The blast occurred just as parents were collecting their children from school for the day and tore the entrance of the building to pieces. In a separate video clip, people could be heard shouting: "Blast, blast, dial 110 quickly!". It wasn't clear whether the blast was an accident or was deliberately set. Young children could be seen among the ...

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  • London fire chief: No more survivors expected
London fire chief: No more survivors expected

When the woman indicated she was going to drop the infant, "a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby", she added. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told Sky would be a miracle if anyone were to be found alive. Zainab Dean and her two-year-old son Jeremiah were in their flat on the 14th floor. Her brother Francis Dean said: "I told her to le...

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  • Queen offers prayers for families and tribute to rescuers at Grenfell Tower
Queen offers prayers for families and tribute to rescuers at Grenfell Tower

At least one Filipino in London has been "seriously" injured from the fire that razed a 24-story residential building in London, Wednesday. Dany Cotton, who is commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, says it's the worst high-rise fire she'd ever seen.

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