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Syrian rebels begin long-awaited assault on Raqqa, Isil's self-declared capital

The advance was backed by heavy air strikes by the US-led coalition , the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Another wing of the attack was engaging the jihadis in Division 17, a militar...

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As Gulf crisis bites, Qatari food factories seek to fill gap

Six of the organizations are already considered militant groups in Bahrain, a Sunni-ruled, predominantly Shiite island home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base. "...

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Arab states in row with Qatar laud Trump's supportive stance

Trump said the nations that imposed the blockade-including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates-came to him in the wake of his conference in the region to discuss "confronting Qatar over i...

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Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback

Trump offered his warm support to May over the just- concluded parliamentary election , it said . A Conservative Party source telling Reuters " she's staying, for now ". The DUP was founded ...

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European Union ready for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

May's weakness are in full display after her gamble on the snap election backfired spectacularly. May's leadership, said the pair had "taken the fall" for the prime minister. Deputy leader Amelia ...

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President Trump to Qatar: Stop Funding Extremist Ideology

It is expected that the ongoing Gulf crisis and ways of resolving it will be discussed, reports TASS . Qatar is a key US ally and has hosted the United States' largest Airbase in the Gulf since 2...

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Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party

Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party

Two of May's chief advisers, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , resigned, falling on the sword for the poorly managed campaign that led to the ruling party losing its majority in parliament by taking ...

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N.Ireland's DUP considering support for UK PM May's Conservatives

N.Ireland's DUP considering support for UK PM May's Conservatives

Founded on the evangelical principles of the late Ian Paisley's Free Presbyterian church, Northern Ireland's largest political party has been repeatedly at odds with the region's LGBT community. A par...

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Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift

Turkey would continue its efforts to resolve the dispute, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said alongside Sheikh Khaled. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during th...

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Aadhar now must for filing tax returns, new PAN from next month

Aadhar now must for filing tax returns, new PAN from next month

Now, all tax payers holding allotted Permanent Account Number or PAN should share their Aadhaar number with the I-T officials for filing returns. The petitioners had told the court that the govern...

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Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar stopped at Poes garden

Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar stopped at Poes garden

But when she reached there, she was stopped and roughed up by private security guards. Deepa has already staked claim to Amma's political legacy, when she made her own political and electoral ambit...

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Islamic State group releases footage of Iran Parliament attack

Iranian news agencies shared graphic pictures of the corpses of the attackers and their first names. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , said the attacks will add to the hatred that I...

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Thousands Gather In Tehran To Mourn Victims Of Attacks

In the midst of the unfolding attacks, the ministry said a third team had been stopped before the attacks started, but no further details have since been given. "An attack like this could provoke disp...

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Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on

Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on

Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce. "May's departure from Downing St.is remorseless". With the party in a position to hold the balance of...

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London Bridge attackers had 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

London Bridge attackers had 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

Three Islamist militants rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge last Saturday before going on the rampage through the bustling Borough Market area where they slit throats and stabbed...

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GST reduced for 66 items, movie tickets over Rs 100 at 28%

GST reduced for 66 items, movie tickets over Rs 100 at 28%

Tax rates on sanitary napkins have remained unchanged , Jaitley confirmed. The council in its previous two meetings had put nearly all good and services in the tax brackets of 5, 12, 18 and 28 % as...

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Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

Mr Trump added he would be happy to testify under oath in front of special prosecutor Robert Mueller . When asked if he really did have tapes of his conversations with Comey as he'd alluded to...

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UK PM seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen

UK PM seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen

Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the Labour Party, called on May to resign as prime minister, reported The Guardian . But May, facing scorn for running a lackluster campaign, was determined to hang on. ...

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Bookies lower chances of President Trump being impeached following James Comey's testimony

US President Donald Trump (R) holds a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington , US June 9, 2017 . When asked if he would ...

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May seals deal for new government, but loses key aides

May seals deal for new government, but loses key aides

Timothy said the party hadn't noticed the surge in Labour support "because modern campaigning techniques require ever-narrower targeting of specific voters, and we were not talking to the people who...

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Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks

The arrests were made in the town of Ravansar, in the western province of Kermanshah bordering Iraq, according to the semi-official Tasnim agency. On Thursday, authorities said the assailants were I...

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Pentagon says three US soldiers killed, one wounded in Afghanistan

Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP the Afghan commando had opened fire on U.S. troops during an operation in the volatile Achin district . The district is also where the USA...

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DUP agrees principles to 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

She said no one and no community would be left behind. Whilst striving for the "best deal" for Northern Ireland and its people, she said her party would always have the best interests of the Unite...

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Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

The fake explosive belts were visible during the attacks, Haydon said, and may have appeared genuine to those who saw them. He said it was hard to speculate the exact reasoning behind the belts, but t...

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Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

The party said Saturday that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have quit. Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to re...

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'Pandemonium' - police officer describes arriving at London Bridge attack

'Pandemonium' - police officer describes arriving at London Bridge attack

After Butt's payment was declined, the trio of terrorists rented the smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before jumping out of the vehicle and going on a stabbing rampage that left eight ...

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In UK, May strikes deal to prop up Conservative government

In UK, May strikes deal to prop up Conservative government

A DUP source told the Guardian: "We want there to be a government". Some senior Tories have made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remai...

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Theresa May clinches deal to form a new United Kingdom government

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , riding a wave of acclaim for his party's unexpectedly strong showing, called on May to resign. DUP leader Arlene Foster has spoken of her desire for a soft Brexit ...

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How Trump responded to Comey calling him a liar

How Trump responded to Comey calling him a liar

Trump made the remarks while responding to questions on Comey's explosive testimony in which he accused the president of trying to stop a probe into the alleged Russian interference in the USA elec...

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Emails reveal Hillary Clinton wanted to fly separately from Michelle Obama

On "Hannity" tonight, Mike Huckabee said that Hillary Clinton is still making excuses for her loss in the 2016 presidential election because she simply can't admit that she failed. This is the sam...

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British Pound Slips After UK Election Shock, Dollar Gains

The Brexit negotiations are slated to begin on 19 June. British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election, deali...

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Israel advances plans for 1500 new West Bank homes

Israel advances plans for 1500 new West Bank homes

The Six-Day War marks the establishment of Israel's control over East Jerusalem, Gaza, Golan Heights and the West Bank , as well as military control over thousands of Palestinians . Israel has also ...

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Maharashtra government announces complete loan waiver for farmers

Maharashtra government announces complete loan waiver for farmers

A section of farmers' outfits, however, was not happy with the decision, and criticised the chief minister for trying to break the unity of farmers and arrest the protests by calling and influencing a...

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India rejects Trump's allegation on Paris climate 'billions'

When pressed about Trump's beliefs, advisors Gary Cohn and Kellyanne Conway told journalists to "ask him". Nine other states and Washington , D.C. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse g...

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With Minor-Party Support, Theresa May Hangs Onto Power - for Now

With Minor-Party Support, Theresa May Hangs Onto Power - for Now

Sturgeon says she has lost all "authority and credibility". So, did Theresa May's call for a snap elections backfire? Conservative member of parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party ...

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