• Scottish Episcopal Church approves gay marriages in historic vote
Scottish Episcopal Church approves gay marriages in historic vote

A two-thirds majority was required in each house of Bishops, Clergy and Laity for the measure to be accepted. In practice, the results far exceeded the minimum, with 80% of bishops voting in favour, 80.6% of laity, and 67.7% of clergy. But other gay members of the Church spoke passionately about the importance of changing the doctrine. It's abo...

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  • Sheffield voters knock out Ex-deputy PM Nick Clegg
Sheffield voters knock out Ex-deputy PM Nick Clegg

After a shock exit poll suggested a hung parliament, he added: "There's just no meeting point between the Liberal Democrats , Conservatives and the Labour Party". The one combination which would creep over the crucial 326 mark would be a repeat of the 2010 Tory-Lib Dem coalition, which has been explicitly ruled out by Lib Dem leader Tim Farr...

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  • Today's the day - #DogsAtPollingStations trends on Twitter
Today's the day - #DogsAtPollingStations trends on Twitter

The damp weather didn't put them off as Wyre Forest District Council chief executive Ian Miller tweeted a picture of Chester the dog dressed up in his coat. People sharing images of pooches getting involved in the democratic process has become a feature of recent British votes. "There may have been so many elections recently that we are getting a...

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  • Subban: 'We're going to win the next game'
Subban: 'We're going to win the next game'

Rinne was chased from the Nashville net, and Pittsburgh took Game 2 by a 4-1 final. Of those, 90 percent went on to win the Stanley Cup , including Pittsburgh last season. That's hasn't been a problem for Murray, who has given Pittsburgh's offense a chance to capitalize on its opportunities. Against the quick-strike Penguins, it's just.778...

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  • Comey: Trump administration 'lied' about the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Comey: Trump administration 'lied' about the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Comey said that, based on remarks about him by the president, he was sacked because of the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. Democratic Senator Mark Warner, the committee's vice chairman, pressed Mr Comey on why he chose to keep record of his conversations with Mr Trump. "Those were lies, ...

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  • Third London attacker was known to United Kingdom security services
Third London attacker was known to United Kingdom security services

During the attack, seven people were killed and dozens more were wounded. She told reporters on Wednesday that he had changed in the previous year. "From his face, from his look, I could see there was a radicalization, as you say. May called the snap general election on April 18, little more than two years into a five-year parliament, arguing tha...

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  • Here's the biggest takeaway from James Comey's bombshell testimony to Congress
Here's the biggest takeaway from James Comey's bombshell testimony to Congress

But Comey made clear he believes the president was directing him to do something, even if he didn't say it so plainly. And he did not exclude anyone from that statement. Kasowitz, an attorney retained by Trump to handle all things Russian Federation, blasted Comey for leaking information to the press. He had a friend pass the memo to the Times ...

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  • Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister
Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain revoked the licences of Qatar Airways on Tuesday and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, a move that analysts said would cost the carrier millions of dollars of revenue. However, both Saudi Arabia and Qatar were wary about being dragged into a major conflict or war in which each country could face a much l...

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  • Highlights from James Comey's first testimony since Trump fired him
Highlights from James Comey's first testimony since Trump fired him

Comey stop investigating anyone". "I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting", Comey said, as to why he left Trump Tower, hopped in an Federal Bureau of Investigation vehicle, opened a laptop and started writing down every detail he could recall about his first meeting with the president.

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  • Macron was warned about Trump's awkwardly aggressive handshake before their meeting
Macron was warned about Trump's awkwardly aggressive handshake before their meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron today brushed off Theresa May's request for early talks on a trade deal with the European Union after Brexit. Each man gripped each other's right hand so firmly that their knuckles turned white and their jaws seemed to clench .

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  • Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by terror attacks
Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by terror attacks

Polls are open from 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. (0600GMT to 2100GMT). Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D'Orsi acknowledged concerns about Thursday's general election . Neither party has provided many details of how this will be accomplished. But the Conservative government's record on cutting funding for health and education have also featured strongly i...

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  • Hundreds of civilians reportedly killed while attempting to flee Mosul
Hundreds of civilians reportedly killed while attempting to flee Mosul

Mr Zeid also called on the Iraqi security forces and their coalition partners to ensure that their operations fully complied with global humanitarian law and that all possible measures were taken to avoid the loss of civilian lives. The statement said that large air-dropped bombs as well as mortar rounds, unguided artillery rockets and improvis...

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  • Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation
Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation

United Kingdom security was on high alert following the attack at London Bridge, in which eight people were killed and over 50 others injured when three assailants mowed down pedestrians on the bridge and then launched a stabbing rampage at the nearby Borough Market.

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  • Who's who, what's at stake in Britain's unexpected election
Who's who, what's at stake in Britain's unexpected election

British voters are heading to polling places Thursday, in a race that Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is expected to win - but not by the wide margins that were predicted two months ago, when May called for the snap election.

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  • Putin on Trump-Russia: 'You Created a Sensation Out of Nothing'
Putin on Trump-Russia: 'You Created a Sensation Out of Nothing'

He said: "Well, this is just another load of nonsense". A retired US Army lieutenant-general, former director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, and briefly President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Mr Flynn was paid US$45,000 (S$62,000) to speak at the anniversary gala for television network Russia Today (RT).

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  • Top Israeli, US Political Leaders Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem's Reunification
Top Israeli, US Political Leaders Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem's Reunification

He climbed up on the roof of his family's apartment in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Talpiot "and I could see bombs bursting on the ground, right behind us". Usman also urged other countries and private businesses to sever ties with Israeli companies who manufacture goods on Palestinian land. Co-sponsored by 17 senators, the text calls on ...

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  • Pulisic bags a brace in US World Cup Qualifying win over T&T
Pulisic bags a brace in US World Cup Qualifying win over T&T

While the much-hyped encounter between the USA and Hexagonal-leading Mexico (4:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1) is earning most of the media's attention, it's Thursday's US game against Trinidad and Tobago (FS1 and UniMas, 5 p.m.) that is the real must-win for the Americans.

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  • Hamas expresses Deep Regret on remarks of Saudi Foreign Minister
Hamas expresses Deep Regret on remarks of Saudi Foreign Minister

Hamas has fought three wars with Israel since 2008, and the Jewish state enforces a crippling blockade on Gaza. He said that "the issue goes back many years". "Hamas" expressed deep regret and disapproval at the statements made by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir against Hamas. Meshaal was recently succeeded by Ismail Haniyeh, who remai...

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  • U.S. concerned Iraqi Kurdish referendum will distract from war: State Department
U.S. concerned Iraqi Kurdish referendum will distract from war: State Department

An informal referendum on the issue in 2005 passed with almost 99 percent support. Internally, Iraqi Kurdistan has been hit hard by low oil prices, as it depends on revenue from crude sales to provide the vast majority of government funds.

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  • Why the Trump Administration Is Targeting This Rare Bird
Why the Trump Administration Is Targeting This Rare Bird

The plan set land-use policies across the popular game bird's 11-state range that were meant to keep it off the endangered species list. Sage grouse conservation by government agencies, ranchers and environmental groups took many forms throughout the birds' wide range - and the government ultimately concluded those efforts were enough to protect...

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