Efforts stepped up to rescue civilians

Authorities said they had finally been able to negotiate a truce with fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), but continued clashes throughout the morning meant it was not put into place as expected.

Interest reported in Newcastle after Premier League return

We understand NUFC have received significant interest in recent weeks from foreign investors - including one party from China. Newcastle United are of interest to a Chinese consortium for a potential takeover, Sky Sports News HQ understands.

Iran's Khamenei Says Attacks Will Fan Hatred Toward US, Saudi Arabia

Among those shot in the attack and still hospitalized Thursday was a former presidential bodyguard. "The network of this terrorist group has been identified and some of its members have been arrested", Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said .

Singapore police arrest first female ISIS suspect

The ministry added that Izzah meant to join IS in Syria, and supported its use of violence to establish and defend its self-declared "caliphate". A profile photo of the 22-year-old infant care assistant, who wanted to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and become a " martyr's widow ", was found on a professional networking website.

Thousands of Russians protest Putin's rule; Navalny arrested

Authorities arrested Navalny after he called for his protest to be moved to Moscow's central Tverskaya street, despite being ordered to hold it in specific, out-of-the-way locations. Associated Press journalists witnessed at least 50 arrests in the St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, with Russian media reporting at least 150 arrested in the city.

Brexit plan not changed by United Kingdom election result, Theresa May's spokesman says

The atmosphere of uncertainty surrounding May's government was heightened when her spokesperson, James Slack, told reporters that Queen's Elizabeth II's speech to Parliament setting out the government program might be moved from the planned date of June 19.

Security footage shows gunman in Manila casino attack

The alleged attacker also worked for the Filipino Department of Finance as a tax specialist until 2014, when he was sacked for failing to truthfully declare his assets and liabilities. Because of being indebted, Albayalde said in April, Carlos was banned from all of the casinos in Manila . "Kaya humihingi rin po kami ng tawad sa mga na-disgrasya ng anak ko (That's why we beg for forgiveness to those who were harmed and killed by my son's actions)".

May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

The election result forced May to search for a deal with a small party of Northern Irish politicians, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ), to prop up her government and vote through vital legislation. The premier was unable to carry out wholesale cabinet changes that had been mooted before the election, with most ministers staying in the same jobs.

Australia launches terror probe after deadly Melbourne siege

Three people were convicted of conspiracy for that plot, which police thwarted before it could be executed. 'Round them up and lock them up because we've had a gut full'. 'We certainly want to make sure that people like Khayre are not released on parole and we are going to have a very serious discussion about this at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG),' he told 3AW on Wednesday.

Qatar foreign minister slams Saudi over 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

During a media talk on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kazakhstan, Sharif had stressed that Pakistan enjoys good relations with Saudi Arabia , Iran and Qatar, and will try its best to resolve the differences between the Arab countries.

South Korean wins Cliburn piano competition

Broberg wins $25,000, Hsu, $15,000, and both get three years of concerts in the U.S. Sunwoo Ye-kwon competes in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday. Georgy Tchaidze of Russian Federation played Prokofiev's Concerto No. 3 - another Cliburn competition specialty - and gave a fine account of this energetic masterpiece.

Demonstrators voice Russian corruption worries

He was jailed for 15 days after the March protests. As tens of thousands protest corruption throughout Russian Federation on Monday, prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny is not among them. Police in the capital have put on gas masks and witnesses say pepper spray has been used against some protesters. The leader had been given permission to hold a rally away from the city centre, but claimed Russian authorities had pressured companies into refusing to supply him with sound and ...

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

The 28-year-old is the third person to named among the dead after three attackers ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in Borough Market . His sister Melissa McMullan described her brother as an "inspiration" and a "unique personality". "Her heart and spirit will live on in all of us".

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

Three men have been arrested in connection with the London Bridge terror attack , bringing the total in police custody to five. Previously unreleased CCTV footage has made its way to social media, showing the moment armed police officers killed three terrorists who launched a vicious attack on Londoners last week.

Supreme Court legalizes interracial marriage — AP WAS THERE

On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Loving v. Virginia , the aptly named case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws and legalized interracial marriage across the United States. The new historical marker to commemorate the lawsuit brought by Richard and Mildred Loving , was dedicated outside the old Virginia Supreme Court, which ruled against the Lovings before they ultimately won in the U.S.

Natural gas built Qatar, now may protect it in Gulf dispute

Saudi Arabia's closure of Qatar's only land border earlier this week sparked fears of major price hikes and food shortages for its population of 2.7 million people, with long queues forming as some supermarkets began running out of stock. Central Command and home to some 10,000 American troops, NPR's Scott Horsley has reported . Turkey will send warplanes and warships to Qatar after an initial deployment of troops at a base in Doha, the mass-circulation Hurriyet newspaper said on its ...

Qatar Hires Former US Attorney General to Face Terrorism Charges

On Sunday, Pakistan rejected as "fabricated and baseless" reports that it plans to deploy its troops in Qatar amid diplomatic tensions in the Middle East. "We were sealed as if it was a criminal organization". "We have open borders with Qatar, we have open lines of communication with Qatar and we are prepared to continue to allow normal business, normal trade with Qatar in areas that the private sector and public sector find it useful for them to engage", he added.

After edgy Trump portrayal, NYC theatre is in cross-hairs

Oskar Eustis, the Public Theater's artistic director who also directed the play, said in a statement that "anyone seeing our production of Julius Caesar will realize it in no way advocates violence towards anyone", reports the AP. " Julius Caesar " tells a fictionalized story of a powerful, popular Roman leader who is assassinated by senators who fear he is becoming a tyrant.

Powerball ticket worth $1.6 million purchased in Fountain Valley

A representative from Taco Inc. claimed the $ 1 million lottery ticket that was won by for 42 employees. He typically wagers a few dollars playing Mega Millions and Powerball . After all, there were three winning tickets sold in the largest Powerball jackpot ever won - $1.586 billion, drawn on January 13, 2016, with winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Qatar Airways CEO: UN body should call Qatar measures illegal

PM Nawaz is joined by the Army Chief, Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. The four countries cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago, accusing Doha of backing "terrorism" - charges that Qatar denies.

John Oliver Introduces the Solution to Britain's Brexit Woes: Lord Buckethead

If John Oliver is to be believed, the one thing that can save Theresa May's Brexit negotiations after a disastrous election for the Conservatives is a leather-clad man with a metre-tall bucket on his head. You might actually remember that Brexit is a real thing. "So how about instead of sending a career negotiator, why not send someone that there is no way they would expect?" "That's right, I'm talking about the intergalactic space lord himself".

Indian origin doctor to become Ireland PM

Varadkar, who is gay, will become Ireland's youngest ever taoiseach . With Indian-origin minister Leo Varadkar being widely tipped to become the next Prime Minister of Ireland, his family in Mumbai is much elated and praying for his win.

Unmasked: Teen lovers (14) who butchered her mother and sister

Judges at London's Court of Appeal ruled the evil pair could be named after their sentences were reduced from 20-year minimum custodial terms to 17 and a half years each. Markham and Edwards, both now 15, were branded " cold, calculated and callous " when they were each sentenced to serve a minimum 20 years in jail after carrying out the murders in April 2016.

States will have to find funds for loan waiver: Arun Jaitley

In the neighbouring Maharashtra, farmers had launched protests on June 1 to press for their demands, including loan waiver. "While these loan waivers could alleviate the immediate debt burden of financially distressed farmers, it is essentially a transfer from taxpayers to borrowers with an adverse bearing on the fiscal viability of States", said the RBI report "State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2016-17".

US Forces Assist Philippines in Marawi Battle

The clash, which began after terrorist forces stormed Marawi on May 23, has killed 191 enemy forces according to the military. After World War II, the US military facilitated close cooperation with the Philippines armed forces. An estimated 500 to 1,000 civilians are trapped there, some being held as human shields, while others are hiding in their homes with no access to running water, electricity or food.

Russian police may use force to break up illegal Moscow rally

More than 1,000 people were detained in Moscow alone during March 26 anticorruption protests organized by Navalny. Navalny, an opposition leader who was also arrested for organizing large anti-Putin protests in March, had called for national demonstrations on the holiday that marks Russia's formal emergence from the Soviet era in 1990.

The bloody terrorist attack in Tehran: new details

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency says the siege at parliament is over and that four attackers have been killed. The minister said the terrorist had fled the country after the attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) but did not reveal his identity or the country where he was killed.

European Union and United Kingdom citizens should not fret over Brexit future, Davis says

Gove, a backer of Britain's exit from the European Union, was appointed environment secretary. This marked an apparent reversal of plans to turf out those considered less than loyal - a sign of her weakened stature in a party that traditionally craves strong leaders.

DUP leader says talks with Conservatives 'positive'

It was a surprise move - Gove was sacked as justice minister by May past year after his bid to become party leader forced now-foreign minister Boris Johnson from the race, amid accusations of treachery and political backstabbing. Former chancellor George Osborne suggested her premiership could collapse within a matter of days. " Theresa May is a dead woman walking ". May also reappointed Michael Gove , a former rival for the Conservative leadership whom May fired from the Cabinet ...

As Protests Begin in Russia, One High-Profile Arrest

MOSCOW | Some arrests occurred Monday as thousands of anti-government activists challenging President Vladimir Putin's rule were protesting across Russian Federation, with police arresting main opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside his Moscow home before he could reach the main demonstration and scores of others.

Murphy, Guadagno projected winners of New Jersey gubernatorial primary

Guadagno was announced as the Republican candidate by the AP shortly after, around 9:15 p.m. She's served as Christie's lieutenant governor - the first in state history - since winning election in 2009. Gov. Kim Guadagno (gwah-DAHN'-yoh), in New Jersey's primary Tuesday. She will face businessman and Obama appointee Phil Murphy who fought an energetic and expensive fight against 5 other Democratic candidates to pull out the win for his party.

Patty Jenkins & Gal Gadot Attached For 'Wonder Woman' Sequel

Wonder Woman will follow Diana (Gal Gadot) from her time as a princess of the Amazons, as she is trained to be an unconquerable warrior on the sheltered island paradise on which she was raised. Comic book writer Greg Rucka began writing for the Wonder Woman comic book series in 2003, and previous year, Rucka signed on as a full-time writer for the latest instalment in the series called Rebirth , which aims to bring the character back to her core values.

Shark bites off North Carolina woman's arm

Tiffany and James were on the last stop of a cruise last week in the Bahamas when they chose to go snorkeling in a shallow reef. After doctors in the Bahamas were able to stop the bleeding, the couple were stuck in the Bahamas because of passport and customs issues.

DC And Maryland Suing President Trump

Frosh called the Trump empire a series of "business entanglements". When taking office, Trump broke with many presidential traditions, including putting assets into a blind trust to avoid conflict of interests. Lindsay Jancek said Monday that Trump has been committed to "complete transparency and compliance with the law". In his prior life as a real estate magnate and reality TV star, President Donald Trump was famously litigious and often threatened lawsuits even if he didn't ...

May not a 'dead woman walking': minister

The political turmoil comes as Britain is due to start negotiating next Monday terms of its exit from the European Union. Sinn Fein is seeking a referendum in the coming years on Northern Ireland splitting with the United Kingdom and joining a united Ireland.

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