• Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque 'blown up' by Isis fighters
Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque 'blown up' by Isis fighters

The "Night of Power" commemorates the night the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan , which is now underway. "The responsibility of this devastation is laid firmly at the doorstep of ISIS", US Army Major General Joseph Martin, commander of the coalition's ground component, said.

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  • United Nations releases 'disheartening' statistics on World Refugee Day
United Nations releases 'disheartening' statistics on World Refugee Day

In just one year the refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled from 500 000 to over 1.25 million, making the country host to the fastest growing refugee emergency in the world. Australia has doled out nearly $16 million to support displaced people in Afghanistan , Pakistan and the Philippines on World Refugee Day . UNHCR nation...

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  • Diplomat in student's release to attend funeral
Diplomat in student's release to attend funeral

At a briefing Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that a meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is less likely to happen now. Their remarks were a departure from a Twitter posting on Tuesday in which Trump suggested the USA was moving on to other options to confront North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's...

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  • UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage
UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

The destruction of the mosque, which comes ahead of an Iraqi military onslaught on the militants holding on to the mosque was meant to thwart government forces closing on the site from taking over the grand old mosque and its famous leaning minaret.

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  • Macron set for success as party dominates French elections
Macron set for success as party dominates French elections

The centre-right Republicans received slightly less than 16 per cent of the vote, while the Socialists, which was previously the ruling party, took 7.4 per cent and are projected to lose as many as 230 seats. Projections show pro-Macron candidates dominating parliament's 577-seat lower house. "France is back. Since a month now the President of th...

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  • Russia has no information on Baghdadi's fate
Russia has no information on Baghdadi's fate

He stressed that the "information is now verified through various channels". The death of the terrorist group leader would likely lead to disorganization of the extremists, Syromolotov said and added that efforts aimed at inflicting ultimate defeat on Islamic State should be continued.

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  • US Pushing China to Rein in Companies That Deal With N. Korea
US Pushing China to Rein in Companies That Deal With N. Korea

President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with Kim Jong Un's totalitarian government as American concern grows over North Korea's acceleration toward having a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the US mainland.

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  • Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for his funeral
Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for his funeral

Speaking after talks in Washington on June 21 between high-ranking USA and Chinese officials, Tillerson said "China understands the United States regards North Korea as our top security threat ". Ever gracious, Trump concluded his tweet with an amicable flourish. The 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate was on a study overseas ...

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  • U.S. shoots down armed Iran drone over Syria prompting Russian protests
U.S. shoots down armed Iran drone over Syria prompting Russian protests

The drone was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at about 12:30 a.m. It was an Iranian-made Shahed 129 and was thought to be armed and in firing range of United States troops. The U.S. military has established a roughly 50-kilometer "deconfliction" ring around Tanf, warning the pro-Assad Iranian-backed forces through a Russian deconf...

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  • JD(U) to support Kovind, wont attend oppn meeting
JD(U) to support Kovind, wont attend oppn meeting

Former JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav had so far been a leading opposition voice for a unity against the BJP over the presidential poll. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Kovind's resignation has been accepted. caste or religion". "17 paties came together on the issue of Presidential election and if some parties take a different decision.We hav...

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  • Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse
Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

That review, led by Dame Moira Gibbs, published its findings Thursday in a report titled "An Abuse of Faith". Ball eventually admitted to sexually abusing teenage boys and men in the 1970s, 80s and 90s and was sentenced to 32 months in prison, but was released after just 16 months.

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  • May goes to Brussels to tackle expatriate issue
May goes to Brussels to tackle expatriate issue

Jane Golding, the Berlin-based Chair of British in Europe, said: "The result is that the European Union offer now gives us nearly everything we need and abides by a core principle which both sides should respect - that the rights of citizens in place before Brexit (including the three million European Union citizens in the UK) should remain u...

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  • French government ministers step down amid investigations
French government ministers step down amid investigations

Macron is reorganizing the Cabinet after his party won a parliamentary majority Sunday. As a Member of the European Parliament, Goulard has also served as a member of the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs, and ALDE group coordinator, as well as a substitute member of the Committee for Constitutional Affairs Member of the European Parlia...

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  • House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader
House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

Ossoff raised $24 million from the party and another $8 million from outside groups. The New York Times described the race in the end as "demoralizing for Democrats". CROWLEY: Typically they don't go and pick folks in districts where they think they're going to lose that seat to a Democrat. Democrats are calling for better messaging for wha...

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  • Canadian arrested after stabbing at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan
Canadian arrested after stabbing at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan

Security camera footage showed Ftouhi lingering at Bishop International Airport with baggage before pulling out a 12-inch knife, yelling " Allahu Akbar " and stabbing an officer in the neck in a non-secured, public area, police said. He said he never had any problems with Ftouhi, who he said lived in the building for six years with his wife and c...

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  • Kvitova into Birmingham quarters after straight sets win
Kvitova into Birmingham quarters after straight sets win

Kvitova said: "I think I played a solid game, but I think that I do still have some things that I can improve, which is always good". The left-handed Czech hit 25 winners with 11 unforced errors as she easily beat fellow wild card Naomi Broady of Britain 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday.

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  • Family of London attacker are 'devastated'
Family of London attacker are 'devastated'

He was detained by members of the public before police arrived. Detectives in London still are trying to determine the cause of the death for a Muslim man who died during the van attack near Finsbury Park Mosque, the city's police chief said Wednesday.

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  • Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in New York City
Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in New York City

The report noted that the lack of a collection record from a county "should not be interpreted as absence of these mosquitoes", especially if that species has been collected from a nearby jurisdiction. "Our weather is warm and that's when mosquitoes are most active", Coburn said. It is good to consider staying indoors during these hours. Vector...

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  • DUP: Talks with Tories have not gone 'as expected'
DUP: Talks with Tories have not gone 'as expected'

In the worst-case scenario, he warned, the Tory-DUP partnership might reignite religious tension in Northern Ireland , which has already subsided since the Belfast Peace Agreement, more commonly known as the " Good Friday Agreement" (GFA), was concluded nearly 20 years ago.

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  • Arlene Foster: War-hardened leader with key to British power
Arlene Foster: War-hardened leader with key to British power

Meanwhile, MPs will return to Westminster on Tuesday, the first time since the election . The chaos has weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament.

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