• USA lawmaker shot dead by angry gunman
USA lawmaker shot dead by angry gunman

Besides Scalise, the shooter also wounded Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, along with a congressional aide and a lobbyist. It wasn't 'Hey, do you mind if I used the bike?' It was like, 'Hey, you're in my way. "I, you know, I just don't know what to tell you people", she said. She said she feels "horrible" about what happened. "I know he was...

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  • Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea
Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

A statement from the family on Monday said: "It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier , has completed his journey home". Han Tae Song, North Korea's ambassador to the U.N.in Geneva, speaking in his first interview since taking up the post in February, declined to comment specifically about Warmbier's case or the fate of other Ame...

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  • North Korea releases USA student Otto Warmbier
North Korea releases USA student Otto Warmbier

The plane carrying Mr Warmbier is said to have touched down at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport on Tuesday evening, according to a witness. The 22-year-old's return marks an end to the ordeal that his family has been through, not knowing what had happened to Warmbier since he was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in March last ...

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  • US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria
US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

There they appear set to link up with Iranian-backed militias, establishing a vital land corridor from Damascus to Tehran. The government push against IS began after a cease-fire deal brokered in May by Russian Federation and Iran that designated four "de-escalation zones" in northern, central and southern Syria.

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  • Dems seek first big win of Trump era today in Georgia
Dems seek first big win of Trump era today in Georgia

Democrat Jon Ossoff poses for a picture with supporters outside of the East Roswell Library in Roswell, Ga ., Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (1100-2300 GMT). But stopping at the Panera did underscore the extent to which white suburban voters may still prove reliable Republican votes. The field was first narrowe...

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  • Finsbury Park Mosque Attacker Is White Christian Terrorist
Finsbury Park Mosque Attacker Is White Christian Terrorist

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack and British Prime Minister Theresa May described it as "sickening", vowing Monday to fight extremism in all its forms. He read a brief statement declaring that an 'an attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths'. He was eventually arrested and loaded into the back of a police van in handcuffs...

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  • Georgia Voters Head to Polls in Special Election
Georgia Voters Head to Polls in Special Election

More than 140,000 voters have cast early ballots, suggesting total turnout will exceed a typical midterm election. "I'm proud to support her career even if I take some heat for it", Ossoff said. However, Ryan said he did not want to get into what it could mean for Republicans if Handel loses to Ossoff. Republican officials and voters say Trump ...

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  • Merkel urges unity ahead of Brexit talks
Merkel urges unity ahead of Brexit talks

Regarding the future relationship with the European Union, the secretary said that Britain hasn't changed its position despite the Conservative majority was wiped out after the snap election on June 8. Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britons voted past year to end their country's four-decade membership in the 28-country bloc - the f...

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  • Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing
Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing

White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been particularly frustrated with the Trump administration's comms shop forbidding reporters from using audio or video recording at Monday's gaggle. Asked about the changes, Spicer said Trump had spoken before cameras during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Panama and would later make remarks...

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  • United States student freed by N. Korea has 'severe neurological injury'
United States student freed by N. Korea has 'severe neurological injury'

Warmbier , 22, traveled to North Korea in December 2015, and planned to stay in the country for five days during a study overseas trip with the University of Virginia , where he attended school. Joseph Yun, Washington's special envoy on North Korea , added they were working to secure their freedom as well. When asked by reporters if he would ...

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  • Muslim scholars condemn London terror attack
Muslim scholars condemn London terror attack

Darren Osborne , a father of four from Cardiff in Wales, was arrested after the attack near Finsbury Park Mosque early Monday and is being questioned by police on suspicion of attempted murder and terrorism. "We stopped him until the police came". London Ambulance Service said it took nine people to hospital. Witnesses at the scene descri...

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  • Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees
Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees

According to UNHCR's annual Global Trends report , that includes 22.5 million refugees , 40.3 million internally displaced, 2.8 million asylum seekers and at least 3.2 million people recorded as stateless (although UNHCR says the total stateless population is likely to closer to 10 million).

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  • Philippines halts workers' deployment to Qatar
Philippines halts workers' deployment to Qatar

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Philippines on Wednesday announced the partial lifting of the deployment suspension of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Qatar . In a press briefing on Wednesday, Bello said DOLE's Crisis Committee chose to lift the deployment suspension for OFWs who are just returning to Qatar and those who alr...

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  • US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea
US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea

South Korea's military plans to conduct a joint drill with two USA supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers today as part of a scheduled exercise, a South Korean air force official said. The United States stations tens of thousands of troops in South Korea and Japan. A spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr Lakshmi Sammaraco said the office "accepted ...

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  • Exit polls: Large majority for Macron in French parliament
Exit polls: Large majority for Macron in French parliament

But the results were tempered by a record low turnout of around 43%. The trailblazing party that 39-year-old Macron founded just 14 months ago has caused a political natural disaster even if the winning score was considerably lower than the 470 seats predicted by some pre-vote surveys.

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  • NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar governor
NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar governor

The president is the custodian of the constitution, chief of the armed forces and head of the Indian state... He was speaking to the media here after congratulating Kovind. Kovind was the former president of the BJP Dalit Morcha. "Officials said the 'black cat" commandos force will secure Kovind, who resigned today as the Bihar Governor.

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  • Finsbury Park imam: 'I'm no hero' for protecting mosque attacker
Finsbury Park imam: 'I'm no hero' for protecting mosque attacker

Others claimed he was ejected from the town's Hollybush pub on Saturday night for drunkenly cursing Muslims. The Imam said she didn't need to apologise for the terrorist who committed the attack. On Monday (June 19), Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders attended a vigil at the Finsbury Park Mosque, just around the corner from the Muslim Welfare Ce...

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  • If Prez can be criticised, why not judges: Kovind in RS
If Prez can be criticised, why not judges: Kovind in RS

Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U ) leader Nitish Kumar has called a meeting of party leaders on Wednesday to discuss over the candidature of Kovind. "I wholeheartedly support the NDA's choice for the President's post in Kovind". Sources said union minister M Venkaiah Naidu spoke to NDA chief ministers and urged them to be present at the time o...

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  • Palestinian militant factions deny Islamic State claim of Jerusalem shooting incident
Palestinian militant factions deny Islamic State claim of Jerusalem shooting incident

Three Palestinian Arabs killed an Israeli border policewoman and wounded five others outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. In an online statement, the group said three IS fighters had targeted "a gathering of Jews" in an operation yesterday during which the three attackers were killed by Israeli police.

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  • Dems Hold Up Senate Amid GOP's Closed-Door Healthcare Bill
Dems Hold Up Senate Amid GOP's Closed-Door Healthcare Bill

Other groups are concerned about the bill allowing states to give health insurers the freedom to charge more based on pre-existing conditions and the end of the Medicaid expansion program that provided federal cash to extend health coverage to low-income people in states that opted in.

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