• Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56
Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

Bombs have killed almost 30 people in Pakistan , with a suicide vehicle bomber killing at least 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later killing at least 15 in the northwest town of Parachinar, officials say. Police spokesman Shahzada Farhat said explosion near the police chief's office in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan pr...

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  • Iranian protesters say destroying Israel is Muslim world's top priority
Iranian protesters say destroying Israel is Muslim world's top priority

Demonstrators chanted "Death to Israel , Death to America , ' carried banners reading 'Israel should be wiped off the map " while people were shown burning the Israeli flag. Reformist sites posted videos showing hardliners shouting "down with liar" and "down with the American cleric". Iran has marked the day since the start of its 1979 Islamic...

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  • Rebels still holding hostages in school — Philippine military
Rebels still holding hostages in school — Philippine military

Padilla, however, said later only about 50 militants were involved. "We may be facing many fronts. but we've properly assigned our forces". Abu Misry Mama, a spokesman for the BIFF, told Reuters that the militants had taken civilians to a safe place, away from any crossfire, and did not intend to hold them hostage.

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  • Iraqi forces open exit routes for civilians in Mosul Old City
Iraqi forces open exit routes for civilians in Mosul Old City

Helicopter gunships were assisting the ground thrust, firing at insurgent emplacements in the Old City, a Reuters correspondent reported from a location near the front lines. The Iraqi prime minister said the destruction of the religious site, where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had proclaimed the establishment of a caliphate across Iraq and Syr...

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  • Qatar receives list of demands from neighbours to end diplomatic crisis
Qatar receives list of demands from neighbours to end diplomatic crisis

Qatar, home to about 10,000 US troops and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, criticized the move as a "violation of its sovereignty". "The UK calls upon the Gulf states to find a way of de-escalating the situation and lifting the current embargo and restrictions which are having an impact on the everyday lives of people in the region", Johnson...

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  • Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria
Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

On June 18, the coalition shot down a Syrian SU-22 fighter-bomber after it attacked SDF positions. Moscow's threat comes after the USA downed a Syrian government military jet on Sunday. Murphy's remarks came two days after a US Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time, prompting Russian Federation to issue a threat agai...

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  • DUP: Chances of deal with Tories are very good
DUP: Chances of deal with Tories are very good

That commitment to "rigorous impartiality", contends the legal challenge, is incompatible with one unionist party propping up a government which then has to act equitably on matters about which the DUP - on which the government depends for its survival - cares passionately.

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  • Hundreds of households to be evacuated in wake of London tower fire
Hundreds of households to be evacuated in wake of London tower fire

The survivors were in 20 rooms at the hotel in Kensington and the Red Cross said they have all since been able to find other accommodation. British officials have ordered an immediate examinatio. I'm so angry because we had the meeting with the council last night and they tried to reassure us. One shirt bearing the London Ambulance Service logo...

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  • London high-rises evacuated as fire precaution
London high-rises evacuated as fire precaution

Cladding was used on the Grenfell Tower which caught fire on June 14, which claimed the lives of at least 79 people. Ms Siddiq said that the council had block-booked hotel rooms and were offering them to all residents. "What we are being told at the moment by the Building Research Establishment is that the cladding and insulation failed all safet...

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  • Speculation the Queen's hat was a quiet Brexit protest
Speculation the Queen's hat was a quiet Brexit protest

In a speech following the queen, May apologized for how her government handled the aftermath of the tragedy. Despite campaigning with the slogan "Brexit means Brexit", British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signalled a softening of her original plan for a "hard exit" from the EU.

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  • Karen Handel to be sworn in Monday
Karen Handel to be sworn in Monday

Meanwhile, Archie Parnell did much better in SC, making it a close race in his loss to Ralph Norman in the Fifth District. Obviously, she shot herself and her party in the foot. That drew criticism of Pelosi from fellow Democrats. Some hints of dissension is being seen on Capital Hill among the Democrats following the loss in the Geor...

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  • US, China agree to expedite joint efforts for denuclearization of Korean Peninsula
US, China agree to expedite joint efforts for denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

China is willing to coordinate with the USA on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue in order to diffuse tension and push for resolution of the matter, Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi has said. Both sides agreed that the dialogue was "constructive" and "fruitful", Yang added. Xi and Trump are next expected to meet again in Hamburg during the...

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  • Second French journalist dies of Mosul mine blast injuries
Second French journalist dies of Mosul mine blast injuries

Robert had been operated on in Baghdad and then flown back for treatment in France overnight June 22 to June 23, but died of her wounds, the public broadcaster said in a statement . "They offer their most honest condolences", the head of the news department said in a statement. A total of 28 journalists have now been killed in Iraq since the sta...

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  • Hamas: War With Israel Unlikely and Relations with Egypt Improving
Hamas: War With Israel Unlikely and Relations with Egypt Improving

According to Israeli media, the seriously injured officer was a woman in her 20s who was attacked by two individuals, one with a knife and the second with a "Carlos" homemade submachine gun, which jammed without firing. Hamas played down on Sunday the possibility that the energy crisis in the Gaza Strip would lead to renewed hostilities with Is...

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  • Watters: 'Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?'
Watters: 'Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?'

Asked if that meant Pelosi should go, Moulton - who backed Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan's challenge to Pelosi's leadership post past year - said: "I think that's a question for the caucus to decide". She said she feels "very confident" in the support she has from her caucus, but claimed ownership over the "timing" for her role as minority leader.

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  • Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61
Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks in Parachinar, a city which lies just near the border with Afghanistan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attacks, which came just days before Eid-al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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  • Tributes paid to victim of the Finsbury Park attack
Tributes paid to victim of the Finsbury Park attack

Makram Ali, the father of six who was among the group of Muslims hit by a van in a suspected terrorist attack, died from multiple injuries, a post-mortem examination has concluded. He spent his whole life without any enemies, choosing a quiet life instead. His family issued a statement saying it wanted everyone to pray for peace, not any retaliat...

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  • McConnell's calculation may be that he still wins by losing
McConnell's calculation may be that he still wins by losing

Four lawmakers announced their opposition to the Senate health care bill just hours after the GOP's latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was released. The former President and namesake for the existing Affordable Care Act healthcare law took to Facebook to express his concern over the replacement bill set to be vote...

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  • This is how the Russians are taking on ISIS in Syria
This is how the Russians are taking on ISIS in Syria

The strikes targeted Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) command and control centres, as well as ammunition depots in the Syrian province of Hama and the Defense Ministry stated that the militants who survived the attack were later killed in airstrikes.

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  • North American Amateur Radio Field Day Event In Storm Lake Saturday
North American Amateur Radio Field Day Event In Storm Lake Saturday

Emergencies aren't the only time the radio buffs help. "Field Day is points driven, so different clubs across America are doing this and there's different ways you can accrue points", he says. During Superstorm Sandy, for example, landlines were rendered unusable and cellphone service was disrupted. He said a big investment in radio equipment i...

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