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Police Surround Armed Man Holed Up In Melbourne House

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Police are believed to have surrounded the residence in Epping and are expected to remain on the scene for some time. Police have secured the premises and surrounding area, and road diversions are in place. Investigators believe there are other people inside the house, however they are not being held against their will. Channel 7 cameraman Matthew Burchett has told 3AW there's up to 30 police cars at the scene. Read More »

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Mueller Unless 'Lawful and Appropriate'

Now, Trump could order Rosenstein to fire Mueller. Donald Trump has laid blame on the Democrats arguing that the investigation is a "witch hunt" and an excuse by his opponents for why they were defeated. For now, however, the president's real anger is "reserved" for James Comey . "And I'm not going to speculate on what he will or will not do", Sekulow said. Read More »

Chinese authorities: Explosion at kindergarten suspected to be criminal; 7 dead

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The cause of the blast is not clear but media reports say the police are treating the explosion as a criminal offence and have identified a suspect. Xu dropped out of school due to neurological disorders. On Friday, police officers wearing blue plastic around their shoes scoured the scene of the explosion in front of the kindergarten on the outskirts of Xuzhou city. Read More »

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown reacts to Grenfell Tower fire in London

The lucky ones got out alive, but have lost everything. "I know we've all heard absolutely heart breaking - as I did this morning - heart-breaking stories of the people who were caught up in this bad, awful tragedy". "The south part of Kensington is incredibly wealthy, it's the wealthiest part of the whole country". The cause of the inferno, which left the tower block a charred, smoking shell, was not immediately known. Read More »

Reed Supports Rollback of Dodd-Frank Banking Regulations

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On Thursday of this week, the U.S. House of Representatives took a step toward dismantling the Dodd-Frank Act that put into place regulations on the banking and financial services industries following the financial crisis of 2007-2008. The Financial Choice Act would also repeal the Volcker Rule, which forbids banks from making certain types of bets on investments. The GOP proposal would also bar the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Read More »

Theresa May in breach of Belfast Agreement on DUP deal - Adams

Meanwhile, a Conservative source told Reuters talks with the DUP have been very positive and constructive so far with broad agreement on some principles, but they are not putting a time frame on when a deal will be done. If the parties can not agree a deal, then devolution will be suspended and the Northern Irish assembly's powers returned to the United Kingdom government. Read More »

Kano APC Expels Anti-budget Padding Crusader, Jubrin

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Addressing a press conference on Thursday in Kano, the Chairman of the party in Bebeji local government, Alhaji Sani Kanti Garka, said Kofa was expelled from the party on four-count charge. Bakabe, who announced Maihaja's suspension, said the decision was taken at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, following his alleged flagrant abuse of the party's constitution. Read More »

Assassination attempts: Melaye wants emergency rule in Kogi

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Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, Melaye said the state had degenerated into anarchy and asked the Senate to order an audit of arms and ammunition in Kogi police command, particularly the armoury of the state's government house, TheCable reports . Read More »

Baseball practice shooting can bring country back together

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There's talk of using campaign funds for personal security details or rewriting the budget to authorize extra funds for bodyguards. The incident led to the approval of the construction of the Capitol Visitors Center, which also serves as the main visitor's entrance. Read More »

Seized Moroccan phosphate ship to stay in South Africa, court rules

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The 54,000 metric tonnes cargo, purchased by the New Zealand fertilizer company Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited, has a value estimated at more than $7 million (NZD). A shipment of phosphate bound for New Zealand must stay in South Africa until an argument over its legality is sorted out in court. As for Polisario and South Africa's claim that the phosphate carried in the shipment originated from Western Sahara, Bennis explained that "to this date, there is no provision in worldwide law that ... Read More »

Adams tells Theresa May she's in breach of the Good Friday Agreement

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The clock is ticking on the two-year Article 50 countdown to get a deal with the European Union before we leave in June 2019. Nevertheless, it illustrated the challenge May will face in the remaining days before the European Union divorce talks begin: finding a position that satisfies both pro-European and eurosceptic factions of her party if she wants to remain in power. Read More »

Jo Cox's husband says 'family has not been broken'

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Speaking ahead of The Great Get Together festival taking place this weekend in her honour, Mr Cox said his family had been comforted by the nationwide "wave of compassion and kindness". Mrs Cox who was a vocal campaigner for Syrian refugees and for Britain to stay in the European Union, was shot and stabbed to death by far-right extremist Thomas Mair, who is now serving a whole-life term. Read More »

Salman Khan's Tubelight BEATS Baahubali 2, here's how!

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And guess what, even before its release, it has created a new record. Well, according to noted trade analyst Ramesh Bala, " Tubelight " is eying as many as 10, 000 screens worldwide where as the former Prabhas starrer was released in 9000 screens worldwide. Read More »

'The View' Panel Explodes Over Whether Gun Laws Make People Safer

Host Jedediah Bila schooled the other three hosts who were in total agreement shootings could be stopped by having fewer guns on the street rather than more as they discussed Republican lawmakers wanting to carry guns after the shooting. You going to run over to your bag while they're shooting, you're gonna root in your bag and get your gun and try to figure out where it's coming from. Read More »

Paris Police Shoot, Injure Attacker At Famous Notre Dame Cathedral

The attacker pulled the hammer from his backpack and attacked a police officer on duty outside the cathedral, police union spokesman Yves Lefebvre from the told BFM TV. Police officers seal off the access to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris , France, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Lawrence Langner, a 73-year-old American visiting the neighborhood just across the Seine River from the cathedral, told The Associated Press that he suddenly heard a commotion and two detonations like gunshots. Read More »

Anti-Sharia law march downtown draws counter protest

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In more than two doze. When President Donald Trump campaigned previous year, he said he wanted to test Muslims coming into America to make sure they don't want Sharia law to supersede the US Constitution. "Any event held by this individual is not sanctioned by Act for America, and is not supported or endorsed by Act for America in any manner", the group said in a statement. Read More »

Mueller probe now examining 'obstruction of justice'

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Columbia Law School Professor Daniel Richman - who served as former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey's conduit to leak details of a memo documenting his interactions with the president to a reporter - said Tuesday that he was "turning the relevant materials over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Read More »

Trump cries witch hunt amid Russia probe

Trump, who tweeted earlier Thursday that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT" in U.S. political history and is being led "by some very bad and conflicted people", tried to turn the conversation to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Australian journalist shot in war-torn Philippine city

Marawi, the most important Muslim city in the mainly Catholic Philippines , is facing a struggle between the government forces and hundreds of militants fighting under the black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group. Also Thursday, a suspected militant bomber was arrested in Cagayan de Oro City, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Marawi, according to police. More than 1000 troops were sent to the area to fight the militants, while civilians fled. Read More »

Singer Adele pays visit to Grenfell Tower fire site

We need to have an explanation of this. One local resident remembered seeing " people dangling children out the windows to try and get them to safety" as flames began to spread throughout the high-rise apartment block. Residents claimed the fire spread on the exterior of the tower, which had been covered in cladding in a major refurbishment completed previous year. Read More »