• US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege
US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

The Philippines military said the United States was providing technical assistance to end the siege of Marawi City by fighters allied to ISIL, but it had no boots on the ground. The government had earlier said the unrest had left 20 civilians, 134 militants and 39 government troops dead. The death toll was provided by the Philippine army on Satur...

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  • Theresa May finalises cabinet amid minority government talks
Theresa May finalises cabinet amid minority government talks

However, a document produced by the DUP in 2015 may provide some clues, and suggests the demands will focus more on fiscal policy than on social issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. With talks due to take place between the DUP and Irish nationalists Sinn Fein, commentators have questioned how the Government will be able to play a neutral role i...

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  • London attack: Death toll rises to 8 after police recover body
London attack: Death toll rises to 8 after police recover body

Much of the area around London Bridge remained cordoned off as police continued to investigate Saturday's attack that killed seven people and wounded dozens. "We received confirmation of the new toll this morning". Police early Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old man in east London in connection to the attack and are searching his home.

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  • N.Ireland's DUP says talks ongoing with PM May's Conservatives
N.Ireland's DUP says talks ongoing with PM May's Conservatives

The DUP, which won 10 seats, said it is ready to talk with May about supporting her government, although such an alliance would be far from straight forward. Davidson also said she had received reassurances from May that the party's deal with the DUP would not involve a rollback of gay rights. In an interview with the Sunday Mirror , Corbyn s...

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  • Kerry, Gore denounce Trump for exiting Paris climate accord
Kerry, Gore denounce Trump for exiting Paris climate accord

Trump, he said, is not going to renegotiate the treaty despite suggesting he might do so "because he doesn't believe in it". On the contrary, 174 countries of the world signed Paris Climate Agreement yet Trump's rollback on the Clean Power Plan is America's first initiative towards loosing his commitment to the pact.

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  • Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'
Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'

The strong expressions of support for Doha from Turkey - which has long had regional foreign policies in line with Qatar , including support for revolutions during the Arab spring in 2011 and warmer relations with Iran than other Gulf states - has tempered some of the anxieties in Qatar, as the Emirates has appeared to strengthen its resol...

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  • U.S. forces give technical assistance as PH takes losses in Marawi
U.S. forces give technical assistance as PH takes losses in Marawi

The U.S. involvement in the Philippine fight is seen as particularly significant because it comes a few months after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kick U.S. Philippine marines were conducting a house-to-house search for militants allied with the Islamic State group who are still occupying parts of Marawi when the battle erupted Friday,...

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  • UK Election: Queen OKs May Going Coalition Route
UK Election: Queen OKs May Going Coalition Route

May wore snake-print kitten heels and a blue suit to meet Queen Elizabeth II and then speak outside 10 Downing Street. He said the two were so close to the PM that critical MPs believed that, unless they made way, she would not be able to change her leadership style to adopt a more "outgoing, inclusive, responsive, empathetic approach".

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  • Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new United Kingdom election this year or next
Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new United Kingdom election this year or next

It is hard to recall a previous election in which the choices available were less appetizing. Instead, voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. While Britain's newspapers worked themselves into paroxysms of ineffective fury to try to bring Corbyn down, he emerges from the election increasingly popular in the country, and...

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  • May's top 2 aides quit after election criticism
May's top 2 aides quit after election criticism

The following afternoon, Timothy revealed he had quit in a blog post on the ConservativeHome website, saying "I take responsibility for my part in this election campaign" and citing the way May's so-called " dementia tax " had been handled as one of his regrets.

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  • Syrian regime militias reach the wire threatening US-backed forces
Syrian regime militias reach the wire threatening US-backed forces

The development, if true, would mean Russian-backed pro-government forces have blocked the path of US -backed opposition forces advancing north along the Iraqi-Syrian border, in the direction of the ISIS strongholds of Boukamal and Deir el-Zour, on the Euphrates River in eastern Syria .

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  • Sara Zelenak's family 'deeply saddened by loss of beautiful daughter and sister'
Sara Zelenak's family 'deeply saddened by loss of beautiful daughter and sister'

London Metropolitan Police said it was working with the coroner to identify the deceased victims and had dispatched family liaison officers to work with their families. "Her heart and spirit will live on in all of us". "As a family we are shocked and appalled by the actions of Khuram and his associates", his family said in a statement .

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  • Afghanistan should focus on its internal affairs instead of blaming Pakistan: Army
Afghanistan should focus on its internal affairs instead of blaming Pakistan: Army

Official estimates had earlier put the toll at 90 with over 460 persons injured in the attack. The blast shattered windows at the presidential palace, while Ghani was inside, The New York Times reports . "We would accept that the location for peace talks can be anywhere that is mutually agreeable, whether it be in Kabul where we would provide gu...

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  • Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax'
Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax'

In the final TV event of the election campaign featuring the leaders of the two major parties, the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition faced a 45-minute barrage from members of the public. He said: "I do find it incredibly concerning that you wouldn't commit to doing that - it's our safety that you have to look out for first and foremost".

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  • U.S. may withdraw from UN Human Rights Council
U.S. may withdraw from UN Human Rights Council

And it established a special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran. "We're happy to host in our country a true friend of Israel ", said Israeli UN ambassador, Danny Danon, who will accompany Haley through most of her visit. The US State Department had in March "strongly and unequivocally" opposed the UNHCR adoption of Item Seven on ...

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  • Seven arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks
Seven arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks

Deputy head of Iran's National Security Council, Reza Seifollhai, confirmed that Wednesday's attackers were Iranian. People in the crowds, some crying, chanted "Death to Saudi Arabia" alongside the more customary "Death to America" and slogans against Israel, as they reached out to touch coffins wrapped in flags and covered in flowers.

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  • UK Labour Leader Corbyn: 'I Can Still Be Prime Minister'
UK Labour Leader Corbyn: 'I Can Still Be Prime Minister'

The eurosceptic wing of the party has always been a thorn in the side of Conservative prime ministers. The Labour leader vowed to fight his Tory rival's attempt to run a minority government in an interview with the Sunday Mirror . "From hubris to humiliation", said the left-leaning Guardian , while the Times headline read: "May stares into ...

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  • Arab-Israelis strike after man shot dead in protest
Arab-Israelis strike after man shot dead in protest

Following the incident, residents attacked and torched the police station and three police cars. One of the men - whom Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri identified as 21-year-old Muhammad Taha - was evacuated in critical condition to the Beilinson hospital in Petah Tikva, where doctors later declared him dead.

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  • Author eats his book on live TV after wrong United Kingdom poll prediction
Author eats his book on live TV after wrong United Kingdom poll prediction

You may accuse Matthew Goodwin , a political science professor from the United Kingdom, of short-sightedness but you can not fault the man for not staying true to his words. The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn received 40 percent of the vote in the election, and Goodwin kept his word in an appearance on Britain's SKY News .

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  • Body of Frenchman missing after London terror attack recovered from Thames
Body of Frenchman missing after London terror attack recovered from Thames

All three attackers were killed by police officers after mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in adjacent Borough Market, an area bustling with bars and restaurants. He was not charged, but local police monitored him carefully and said they had tipped off Britain when he subsequently moved to London . Zaghba, who...

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