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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...
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June 17, 2017 9:01 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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June 7, 2017 11:49 am gmt |
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The plane with 116 people on board left the southern coastal town of Myeik in the early afternoon and was bound for Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon, but it lost contact about 20 miles west of the town of Dawei and has been declared missing, the military said. A major search and rescue effort has [&h...
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June 7, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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Attackers raided Iran’s parliament and opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometers south of the capital on Wednesday morning, in near simultaneous assaults that killed up to seven people, media reported. Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers...
In Australia
June 6, 2017 12:28 pm gmt |
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Police scoured a plane and airport after a bomb hoax prompted passengers to jump off a domestic service flight in rural Australia on Tuesday (June 6). A threatening note, which turned out to be a hoax, was found in the bathroom, police and media said. It was unclear what was written on the note. Poli...