• Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege
Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Authorities say some 2,000 people remain trapped in the city and fear that they would be killed by the militants if they attempted to leave. "I have to rescue my grandfather even at the risk of my life", Khana-Anuar Marabur Jr. Mangadang said the eight men were bakers and carpenters who were evacuating to Iligan, a city near Marawi , but wer...

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  • The G7 summit ends without United States commitment on Paris agreement
The G7 summit ends without United States commitment on Paris agreement

President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden trip overseas was a "home run" and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

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  • Merkel grumbles on ally, Saying EU should take fate in own hands
Merkel grumbles on ally, Saying EU should take fate in own hands

Today (Monday), German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel stated that US President Donald Trump's actions have "weakened" the West. Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump's trip to visit EU, NATO and Group of Seven leaders last week, Merkel told a packed Bavarian beer hall rally that the days when Europe could rely on others was "o...

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  • South Korean military: Pyongyang launches suspected ballistic missile
South Korean military: Pyongyang launches suspected ballistic missile

The greenback added 0.1 percent to 111.410 yen, with the safe-haven Japanese currency showing little reaction to North Korea's missile launch. South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-In, ordered a meeting of the national security council to assess the launch, which came a day after North Korea said its leader Kim Jong-un had overseen a test of ...

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  • Top Trump advisers decline to comment on Kushner
Top Trump advisers decline to comment on Kushner

Investigators are also interested in a meeting Kushner had with the Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, according to reports from The Post and NBC News. A White House official close to Kushner pushed back on any notion that Kushner would take leave from his West Wing duties in light of recent reports.

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  • Trump makes personal appeal for Mideast peace
Trump makes personal appeal for Mideast peace

In the eyes of cynical Israelis, Trump, like Netanyahu in the past, is awarding himself the world title of Mr. Anti-Terror, this time against Iran. Trump, for his part, seemed to allude to the Palestinian Authority's payments to families of those prisoners when he said, "Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated,...

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  • UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'
UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody. "The operation is still at full tilt", Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, adding that some suspects could remain at large. The threat assessment has now been returned to the level it was at prior to the attack in Manchester , northwest England, and means soldiers who have been assisting poli...

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  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change lawyers after ICJ stays execution
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change lawyers after ICJ stays execution

Mehmood attacked the government for selecting a lawyer at the ICJ "who had not a single global law case reported from the UK Supreme Court ". They both thanked senior lawyer Harish Salve , who headed the battery of lawyers presenting India's case.

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  • Ariana Grande announces benefit concert in honour of the victims
Ariana Grande announces benefit concert in honour of the victims

The final movements of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people when he detonated a bomb at Manchester Arena on Monday night, have been pieced together as sources came forward to offer details from the past weeks. British officials, however, have not commented on whether Abedi had links to ISIL or other extremist groups. Manchester ...

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  • Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip
Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

However, the United States courts have blocked this veto and it has not been allowed to come into effect. "We have been gone for close to nine days", Trump said before departing for Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The summit's communique noted that the Trump administration would take more time to consider whether it will remain committed to the...

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  • Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators
Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

It gives the appearance that Kushner was trying to avoid surveillance from USA intelligence. Kushner first came to the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation previous year as investigators began scrutinizing former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn's connections with Russian officials, Reuters reported , citing two sou...

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  • Donald Trump faces new controversies as foreign trip winds down
Donald Trump faces new controversies as foreign trip winds down

On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week. Friends of the Earth CEO Craig Bennett said Mr Trump - who once dismissed man-made climate change as a Chinese-inspired hoax - risked turning the U.S.

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  • Duterte Tells Troops 'You Can Arrest Any Person'
Duterte Tells Troops 'You Can Arrest Any Person'

The violence has forced thousands of people to flee and raised fears of growing extremism in the country. The Maute is one of less than a dozen new armed Muslim groups that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and formed a loose alliance, with Hapilon reportedly designated as the alliance's leader.

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  • United Kingdom police chiefs says U.S. leaks on Manchester bombing damage trust
United Kingdom police chiefs says U.S. leaks on Manchester bombing damage trust

Her spokesman said: "She expressed the view that the intelligence-sharing relationship we have with the U.S. is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure". But it wasn't clear US officials were the source of the images, which the Times defended as "neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims" and...

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  • Wbbse.org, Schools9 Declared West Bengal WBBSE Madhyamik 10th Result Online
Wbbse.org, Schools9 Declared West Bengal WBBSE Madhyamik 10th Result Online

About 68 students featured in the first 10 rank. It listed 11 websites , including www.wbbse.org and wbresults .nic.in, among the list of websites where results will be put up. Students will be able to collect marksheet from their respective schools in the evening. WB Board is trying hard to declare the Madhyamik Result 2017 on time as deci...

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  • FBI examines Kushner meetings with Russians
FBI examines Kushner meetings with Russians

The unidentified officials told CNN that Comey feared that if the false information became public it would undermine the investigation as well as the Justice Department itself; Comey evidently believed it would be too hard to disprove such an accusation in the midst of a campaign without giving up intelligence sources and methods.

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  • Kickoff times announced for Florida-Michigan, FSU-Alabama
Kickoff times announced for Florida-Michigan, FSU-Alabama

The matchup will take place on a neutral field in Arlington, Texas. "You coach long enough in this game and you'll see things you've never seen before", said Florida coach Tim Walton. The Gators are facing a Crimson Tide squad that swept through last weekend's opening round in Tuscaloosa, defeating then-No. That was all the Tide would need, as ...

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  • Boehner: Pres. Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs
Boehner: Pres. Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

In regard to national security, worldwide leaders are thrilled to death that Trump is aggressive about fighting ISIS and getting more boots on the ground to do so, he said. And unsurprisingly, he has no ambitions to become president. As for Boehner's possible designs on the office now held by his old friend: "I drink red wine".

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  • Britain's May to Confront Trump Over Manchester Leaks
Britain's May to Confront Trump Over Manchester Leaks

The threat level for Britain was raised to its highest level after bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people at a concert Monday night at Manchester Arena. British authorities were also exploring whether the bomber, who grew up in Manchester , had links with other cells across Europe and North Africa, according to two officials familiar with the case...

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  • Oversight chair seeks more FBI documents in Russia probe
Oversight chair seeks more FBI documents in Russia probe

The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. The couple were returning to the American capital, a White House source indicated to the British newspaper the Daily Mail . Now it's moved into the president's own family orbit.

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  • The 7 most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip
The 7 most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

Palestinian activists are calling for a "Day of Rage" when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday. Here's a list of the most tweetable faux pas from Trump's Israel visit. For the second time in 24 hours, the first lady appears to brush off her husband's hand, effortlessly reaching to brush a stray hair from her eye as she starts to walk down the s...

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  • White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians
White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians

Details of the conversations, some of which have not been previously reported, add to an increasing understanding of the alarm inside the American government a year ago about the Russian disruption campaign. The United States President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is under the scrutiny of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in ...

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  • Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence
Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

Relations have worsened between Germany and Turkey since a year ago, when Germany granted asylum petitions to those who allegedly participated in the failed coup attempt in Turkey last July, and the German parliament agreed to define the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as "genocide".

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  • Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling
Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Mark R. Warner of Virginia, the committee's lead Democrat, said as he and the panel's chairman, U.S. Sen. The committee also sent a letter to Flynn's attorney Tuesday questioning the legal basis of Flynn's decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment right over a request for documents rather than testimony.

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  • 'Beheaded' police chief safe amid clashes in besieged Philippines city
'Beheaded' police chief safe amid clashes in besieged Philippines city

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Phili. Lahad Datu Marine Police commanding officer Supt Ahmad Arifin said the meeting with the Philippines Maritime Police Force was held to exchange information on the current situation in southern Philippines and to increase monitoring in the waters of Malaysia and the Philippines.

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  • Manchester Police Arrest 3 Men In Connection To Arena Bombing
Manchester Police Arrest 3 Men In Connection To Arena Bombing

British investigators hunted Wednesday for possible connections between the 22-year-old suicide bomber in this week's Manchester Arena attack and the clandestine Islamic State-affiliated cell that carried out similarly sinister assaults on Paris and Brussels in 2015.

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  • Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget
Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

Trump's budget would create just one repayment plan that caps monthly payments at 12.5 percent of discretionary income. While the repayment proposal shortens the waiting period of loan forgiveness for undergraduate students, the five-year extension seen for graduate students severely contradicts Trump's promise to aid college students who are "...

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  • Melania Trump visits children's hospital in Rome
Melania Trump visits children's hospital in Rome

During his visit to Israel, Trump spent his time close to open microphones, giving the world a small glimpse into his private banter with Israeli Prime Minister. The facility is the largest pediatric research center in Europe. She also got involved in a four-way handshake with the Netanyahus as they posed for a press photo.

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  • Chinese carmaker Geely to acquire Malaysia's Proton, say sources
Chinese carmaker Geely to acquire Malaysia's Proton, say sources

Geely, parent company of Hong Kong-based Geely Automobile Holdings, will acquire 49 percent of Proton, two sources said. The deal, which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, will also see Geely acquire a majority stake (51%) of Lotus from Proton.

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  • North Korea says intermediate-range missile is ready for mass-production
North Korea says intermediate-range missile is ready for mass-production

Pyongyang's latest launch came just one week after the North fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which according to Pyongyang is capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" . The launch marked the country's second missile test in a little more than a week as the country continues to defy orders for it to reign in its nuclear and mis...

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  • Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader
Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. "I commend the president and call upon Christians throughout the United States to pray for God's continued blessing on this important journey, especially as he visits the State of Israel".

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  • South Korea fires shots at North Korea after object crosses border
South Korea fires shots at North Korea after object crosses border

Kim has frequently expressed outrage at the USA, most recently for massive military exercises conducted with South Korea and for US deployment of an anti-missile system created to counter the Pyongyang missile threat. KCNA said last week's missile test put Hawaii and Alaska within range. Solid-fuel missiles have their fuel loaded before being mo...

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  • Russian Federation may have recruited Trump campaign staffers — Ex-CIA director
Russian Federation may have recruited Trump campaign staffers — Ex-CIA director

Brennan said during Tuesday's open hearing he did not know whether Trump's campaign "colluded" with Russian Federation but said he saw "information and intelligence that was worthy of investigation". "Finally, I warned Mr. Bortnikov that if Russian Federation pursued this course, it would destroy any near-term prospect for improvement in relatio...

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  • Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon
Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

The U.S. Pacific Command said it tracked the missile before it landed in the sea. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile hit the water about 350 kilometers (217 miles) from the east coast of North Korea . U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday it was too early to know if the global pressures being exerted on North Ko...

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  • Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested
Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested

Witnesses told AFP there were multiple civilians wounded in the raid targeting the months-long sit-in in Diraz, the hometown of cleric Isa Qassim . Bahrain has long accused Iran of aiding militants, something the Shiite power denies. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the deaths were the "first concrete result" of US President...

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  • Texas GOP's Anti-Trans Measure Pushes Trans Students Into Separate Bathrooms
Texas GOP's Anti-Trans Measure Pushes Trans Students Into Separate Bathrooms

The Texas House gave final approval Monday morning to a bill banning transgender-friendly bathrooms in the state's public schools, turning down one final Democratic amendment that would have allowed schools to opt out of the law. The panel's chairman, Dan Huberty , R-Humble, said he was "very disappointed" the Senate stripped much of the House...

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  • Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director
Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director

While he is widely disliked by progressives, Lieberman also may not find much support from more centrist Democrats, his long-time allies who have defended him over the years as he faced attacks from the political left. Graham is not the only Republican backing Lieberman's nomination. January 19, 2011 - Announces that he will not run for re-electi...

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  • Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say
Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say

Reporters also peppered Spicer with questions about whether Trump was recording in the Oval Office and Spicer responded that he had nothing further to say. Trump's tweet, he added, was "inappropriate". The FBI is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign and aides.

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  • Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel
Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

Any leader would face an enormous challenge in seeking to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together for meaningful talks, and Trump's inexperience and domestic political struggles will only add to it. Trump touched down in Tel Aviv around 12:30 p.m. local time and was greeted by Prime Minister Netanyahu, his wife Sarah Netanyahu, Israeli Presi...

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  • Cassie Sainsbury was a sex worker
Cassie Sainsbury was a sex worker

Her Colombian attorney, Orlando Herron, told Nine Network's 60 Minutes on Sunday that his client had been innocently lured by an advertisement on the website Craigslist that promised a loan and a trip to London. Cassandra Sainsbury with her fiance, Scott Broadbridge . Neither Scott nor Ms Sainsbury revealed what had caused that rift. The w...

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  • Law enforcement begins Click It or Ticket campaign Monday
Law enforcement begins Click It or Ticket campaign Monday

During the campaign period, law enforcement will be increasing patrol and issuing citations for those caught traveling without their seat belt on. Passengers between the ages of 8 and 18 must wear a seat belt regardless of where they sit in a vehicle.

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  • GST rates for automobile sector in line indirect tax rates: ICRA
GST rates for automobile sector in line indirect tax rates: ICRA

Other "credible steps" to improve the economy include "financial inclusion, digitisation and public investment on infrastructure like railways and power distribution", according to the industry body. The chamber also highlighted that India's foreign exchange reserves are valued at United States dollars 372 billion, thus facilitating a drop in infla...

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  • Rouhani: Iran to Continue Supporting Syria, Iraq in Anti-Terror Fight
Rouhani: Iran to Continue Supporting Syria, Iraq in Anti-Terror Fight

By their massive participation in the elections, the Iranian people astonished analysts and politicians around the world and forced the friends and foes to admire them, the statement said. The report said Iranian officials have a tendency to hype the level of interest, however, noting that global energy companies would invest only if their terms a...

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  • Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead
Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

The Dubs turned it around, largely because of Kevin Durant's third quarter explosion. Steps Curry was not too far behind as he clinched 21 points alongside six steals. "Every time you look up, you're playing against four all-stars, so you better be pretty flawless, and competitiveness-wise I couldn't ask for anything more".

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  • Yeah but did Justin Trudeau photobomb your prom?
Yeah but did Justin Trudeau photobomb your prom?

Some of the prom-goers don't appear to have realised it's Trudeau running along the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver , as they stand around chatting. The photo, taken by photographer Cam Corrado , shows a flushed Mr Trudeau beaming as he poses in the middle of the excited gaggle of teenagers. Last summer, the prime minister was captured shirtl...

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  • Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital injures 24 people
Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital injures 24 people

The blast radius from the explosion was 2 to 3 meters (up to 9 feet), police said. "From the initial report it was a bomb there are more than 20 people injured", Deputy National Police Chief General Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul said. The one region where daily violence and large bomb blasts persist is the country's "Deep South", where Malay Muslim...

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  • General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns
General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

The Scottish Tory leader declared: "This week's local government election has shown we are the only party in Scotland with the strength to fight back against the SNP - in every part of Scotland". We have more votes, more seats and are in the driving seat of more councils than any other party. The Scottish Greens returned seven councillors, up fro...

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  • Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment
Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

Comey claimed in the memo that Trump said "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe, according to CNN sources who described the document. There are allegations that members of Trump's campaign - and possibly the president himself - worked with Russian intelligence officials to coordinate the release of emails stolen from the De...

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  • In BJP Boss Amit Shah's 'Welcome' To Rajinikanth, Some Read Between Lines
In BJP Boss Amit Shah's 'Welcome' To Rajinikanth, Some Read Between Lines

The launched a protest outside his residence, following which security carted them away, as they shouted slogans against him. Interestingly, in Coimbatore, BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan, who had previously criticised the actor for praising DMK leader M.K.

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  • Tension rises over United States airstrikes on pro-Assad regime convoy
Tension rises over United States airstrikes on pro-Assad regime convoy

Pro-government forces in Syria were advancing on the position of the coalition under the control of the Iranians, believed in the Pentagon. On Thursday, US-led warplanes hit a pro-regime convoy near the border with Jordan , saying the targets had ignored warning shots.

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