• Iran kills Isis 'mastermind' of Tehran attacks as crackdown on militants continues
Iran kills Isis 'mastermind' of Tehran attacks as crackdown on militants continues

Iran said on Thursday that gunmen and bombers who attacked Tehran on Wednesday were Iranian members of ISIS who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq - deepening the regional ramifications of the assaults. "Allah permitting, this brigade will be the first of jihad in Iran, and we ask our brothers the Muslims to follow us, as ...

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  • Trump suggested top intel officials refute collusion with Russians
Trump suggested top intel officials refute collusion with Russians

Two intelligence chiefs let it slip that the president had urged them to publicly deny that there existed any collusions between the Trump administration and Russian officials, a piece of information that really surprised Mueller and his team, according to a CNN report.

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  • London Mosque Attack: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne
London Mosque Attack: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne

Neighbour Khadijeh Sherizi said: "I saw him on the news and I thought "oh my God" that is my neighbour". I poked him but he didn't respond so I called 101. The van was driven at people who were helping him. "At this stage in the investigation, it is believed that the suspect acted alone but we are of course investigating all the circumstances lea...

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  • USA shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border
USA shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

CBS News correspondent David Martin reports the drone came too close to one of the outposts of US -backed fighters outside of their main base in Tanf. The truce was meant to be extended but now appears to have collapsed. Tuesday's statement from the worldwide coalition stressed that the global effort remained focused on ISIS but said that coali...

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  • US will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: Turkey
US will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: Turkey

In a letter to Turkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik , Mattis said the United States had taken intensive and determined measures regarding Turkey's security concerns, and would provide a monthly list of the weapons and equipment supplied to the group, recalling that the first inventory list was submitted earlier in June.

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  • Iran identifies IS assailants in twin attacks
Iran identifies IS assailants in twin attacks

Iran also has been fiercely opposed to the militant group. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard indirectly blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks. But no proof or specifics were offered. Over 40 people were wounded in the attack. The ministry released their photographs and first names. Iran is a key fighting force against IS and other groups in ...

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  • Senate health care draft would bring wide changes
Senate health care draft would bring wide changes

Despite a broad range of senators serving on the health care working group, most Senators and even working-group members have not seen the bill yet. A draft outline circulating among lobbyists and Senate aides said Republicans would propose to give states more latitude to opt out of Obamacare regulations and limit money for Planned Parenthood ...

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  • U.S. soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The incident in Helmand, like the one in Nangarhar, involved US forces working in partnership with Afghan commandos, but there was no indication that the incidents were connected. In March an Afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire on his comrades - injuring three USA soldiers. The apparent insider attack occurred Achin , an Islamic St...

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  • Macron to forge ahead with pro-EU reforms after French election victory
Macron to forge ahead with pro-EU reforms after French election victory

French President Emmanuel Macron is seated in the cockpit of an Airbus A400M turboprop transport plane before taking off from Villacoublay military airbase near Paris , Monday, June 19 , 2017. The party's leader, Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, immediately stood down. The centre-right Les Republicains and allies have 130 seats, while the Socialis...

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  • Taliban attack kills 5 policemen in Afghanistan
Taliban attack kills 5 policemen in Afghanistan

The attack came one day after an Afghan army commando shot and wounded seven USA troops inside an army base in northeastern Balkh Province. After more than 15 years of war the Taliban control broad swaths of the country and the struggling Afghan security forces continue to take an nearly unsustainable amount of casualties as they battle to ho...

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  • EU's Moscovici: Brexit is lose-lose for all, but especially for Britain
EU's Moscovici: Brexit is lose-lose for all, but especially for Britain

French president Emmanuel Macron and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble both said last week that the "door was open" for Britain to remain in the EU. "It is fair to say that we will meet in a different political context from that of a few months ago, when the anti-EU forces were on the rise", Tusk wrote.

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  • DUP signals setback in talks with Conservatives
DUP signals setback in talks with Conservatives

What is usually a ceremonial address, dominated by costumed pageantry, has become a critical test of May's ability to run the country during its most testing period in generations. "While our discussions continue it is important the Government gets on with its business". "Firms will expect all politicians to put pragmatism before politics, starti...

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  • India accuses United Nations for backing terror safe havens in Pakistan
India accuses United Nations for backing terror safe havens in Pakistan

Maleeha Lodhi said safe havens of Taliban are inside Afghanistan and not outside given the large areas they control there. Akbaruddin also said that India unlike the rest of the counties is standing with Afghanistan. "In this regard, the worldwide community's assistance to the people and Government of Afghanistan needs to address the gaps between...

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  • Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa
Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa

The president is speaking at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa the day after Republican Karen Handel's victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District and Ralph Norman's slim win in SC. Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters Wednesday for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels - and use the ene...

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  • China tried but failed on N. Korea
China tried but failed on N. Korea

Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster and arrested on January 2, 2016, while on a tour during his junior year at the University of Virginia. The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea. Three Americans remain held in North Korea. But they found no evidence that he had contracted botul...

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  • Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat
Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

A temporary suspension was declared on Tuesday after Russian Federation warned it would treat aircraft from the US-led coalition as potential targets. operations that the coalition was conducting in Syria were effectively degrading ISIS's capability. Dunford said the United States has "worked through a number of issues" with Russian Federatio...

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  • Malema reads property owners the riot act
Malema reads property owners the riot act

He said the country is heading towards failure, and property owners should shoulder some of the blame as they often scupper government policies aimed to alleviate poverty. "The land belongs to all South Africans". He said anyone who believed otherwise is blind to black suffering. Malema has called for the state to be the custodian of land, allo...

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  • The Navy isn't sure how deadly destroyer collision happened
The Navy isn't sure how deadly destroyer collision happened

Multiple investigations have been announced by the U.S. Navy and the Japanese Coast Guard. The Japanese Coast Guard later on Monday confirmed to the New York Times and other outlets that the collision happened about an hour earlier than believed, and it was investigating whether there was a delay in the reporting of the crash.

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  • Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week
Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week

The Senate version of the healthcare bill is being drafted by a group of GOP aides led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky. It represents the Kentucky Republican's attempt to quell criticism by party moderates and conservatives and win the support he needs in a vote he hopes to stage next week.

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  • Special education teacher charged with sexual assault
Special education teacher charged with sexual assault

District administrators and security staff responded to allegations of inappropriate conduct with Frechette and a student on January 5, according to the school. But in February, the school nurse said the victim requested a test for sexually transmitted diseases and he admitted Frechette performed a sex act on him.

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