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June 22, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say. Armed attackers have entered the bank and a gun battle is going on with security forces, Tolo News reports. Civilians and members of the security fo...
In Middle East
June 22, 2017 5:13 am gmt |
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For more than 800 years, the minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has punctuated the skyline of Mosul, calling worshipers to prayer. Its notable lean earned it the nickname al-Hadba, or “the hunchback,” and a special place in the hearts of residents. But the Mosul icon was reduced to ru...
In Africa
June 21, 2017 5:56 am gmt |
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At least 40 people have been killed in fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a day after a ceasefire was signed between rebels and the government. The mayor of the town of Bria, north-east of the capital, Bangui, spoke of bodies lying in the streets. The truce, signed in Rome on Monday, inc...
In Latest Stories
June 20, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday (June 19) said after the first day of divorce talks with Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis that London must pull out of the bloc in an orderly way. Speaking at a joint news conference in Brussels after the first day of talks, Barn...
In America
June 20, 2017 7:41 am gmt |
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The extreme heat forecast for Phoenix on Tuesday has caused the cancellation of 20 American Airlines flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport. According to a statement from American Airlines, the American Eagle regional flights use the Bombardier CRJ aircraft, which has a maximum operating tem...
In Latest Stories
June 18, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the victims of what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest blaze in Portugal. The forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday. The pope, conducting his weekly Angelus prayer at the Va...
In Latest Stories
June 18, 2017 9:44 am gmt |
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Iraqi forces say they have launched an assault on Mosul’s Old City, the last district held by so-called Islamic State. Special forces are advancing on the district from the west and federal police are on the southern front, a statement said. The UN says as many as 100,000 civilians are believed...
In World
June 18, 2017 7:32 am gmt |
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France votes in the second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday, in a run-off between the top candidates from last Sunday’s first round. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to obtain a strong mandate in parliament to help him pursue his reform plans. His La République en Marche (Republic ...
In Latest Stories
June 17, 2017 9:00 am gmt |
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At least thirty people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire so far, police have confirmed. Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy confirmed the death toll as he spoke near the scene of the devastating blaze in west London. “I’m able to say at this point in time at least 30 people have...
In Latest Stories
June 14, 2017 11:49 am gmt |
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Fire engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London, killing at least six people and injuring at least 74 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept. Flames raced through the high-rise Grenfell Tower block of apartments in the north Kensington area after taking hold around 1:00am...
In America
June 13, 2017 5:34 am gmt |
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The White House maintained its position that President Donald Trump’s executive travel ban would be upheld by the highest U.S. court, dispute a blow from the California-based federal appeals court on Monday (June 12). The court refused to revive his travel ban on people entering the United Stat...
In Asia
June 12, 2017 8:30 am gmt |
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in connection with the Panama Papers probe into his family’s assets, Pakistani media reported today. Sharif on Thursday (June 15) will become the first sitting Pakistani Prime Minister to appear before an i...
In Latest Stories
June 11, 2017 6:05 am gmt |
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The son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been freed from prison after more than five years. Saif al-Islam was released on Friday (June 9) by his captors the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion. In a statement, the battalion said his released was part of a recent pardon issued by the Libyan parl...
In World
June 10, 2017 9:54 am gmt |
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday attended the opening ceremony of the Expo 2017 in Astana,capital of Kazakhstan. Xi and leaders from other countries and international organizations watched the opening ceremony performance and fireworks. Before the opening ceremony, Xi took part in a group visit...
In America
June 10, 2017 9:31 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday (June 09) called on Qatar to stop funding of groups that commit terrorism, saying the Gulf nation had historically done so “at a very high level.” “No civilized nation can tolerate this violence or allow this wicked ideology to spread on its sho...
In Latest Stories
June 10, 2017 7:01 am gmt |
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Theresa May is expected to finalise her team of ministers later as she seeks to form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party. Ministers say initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland’s DUP after the Conservatives failed to secure a majority in Thursday’s electio...
In Latest Stories
June 9, 2017 5:41 am gmt |
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Canterbury has elected a Labour MP for the first time since the constituency was formed in 1918. Tory MP Sir Julian Brazier, who had represented the Kent area for the last 30 years, lost his seat to Rosie Duffield. The Tories saw five-figure majorities in the 1970s, but the vote fell away in the 80s ...
In World
June 8, 2017 11:43 am gmt |
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South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in presided the National Security Council (NSC) meeting on Thursday (June 8), after North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast. The launches, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure to...
In Asia
June 8, 2017 6:20 am gmt |
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The Burmese army says debris and bodies have been found after a military plane went missing with 122 people on board. Dispersed wreckage was found in the Andaman Sea, the military said in a statement on its Facebook page. The aircraft, a Y-8 transporter made in China, was carrying 14 crew members as ...