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Thurston suffers injury scare at Queensland training

First, trainers rushed to Thurston's aid after he copped a nasty knee knock in a tackle. It could be another Queensland conspiracy in an attempt to give the Blues false hope - a common theme every Origin camp. Returning Maroons backrower Gavin Cooper said Thurston deserved to be sent out a victor. "We're all aware of the situation", Smith said ahead of his 41st game for the Maroons. Read More »

Vehicle hits pedestrians near London mosque, causing casualties

Muslim Association of Britain President Omer El-Hamdoon said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this evil attack". London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it an "horrific terrorist attack" and counter-terrorism police are leading the investigation, as Muslim leaders linked the incident to a rise in Islamophobic crime. Read More »

'Man killed in London mosque attack Bangladeshi'

Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi said he was among people helping an elderly worshipper who had fallen down, perhaps because of the heat, when the van swerved towards them. The van hit people who were attending to a man who had collapsed in the street. Eyewitnesses told CNN that they saw a group of bystanders drag the driver out of the white van, pin him to the ground and hit him. Read More »

UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims


The Metropolitan Police said that one man was pronounced dead at the scene and ten others were injured. However, Prime Minister Theresa May later said it had been declared a terrorist attack by police after only eight minutes. The President's silence stands in stark contrast to his response to the London Bridge attack earlier this month, in which he immediately touted his travel ban after reports surfaced of the attack. Read More »

Man plows van into crowd by London mosque; 10 injured


Pictures of the van indicated it was rented from a company in South Wales, Pontyclun Van Hire. The incident occurred near two mosques: the Finsbury Park Mosque and the Muslim Welfare House. There were initial reports of, "a white van driver" mounting the curb near the mosque, but they were unclear as to whether the adjective applied to the van, the driver or both. Read More »

UK's May meets fire survivors, faces criticism

Alhajali and his brothers fled their home in Daraa, Syria, due to the ongoing civil war and moved to London in 2014. "People are wondering why it seemed to burn very quickly". May said after the meeting there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information about the fire investigation. "We as the police, we investigate criminal offences, I am not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an ... Read More »

USA shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

The Russians appear to want to avoid further US targeting of Syrian warplanes or ground troops that have come under USA attack in eastern Syria recently. "The coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat". Read More »

Two killed in terror attack at Mali tourist resort

At least two people have reportedly been killed in an apparent terror attack at a popular tourist resort near the capital of Mali. Four gunmen arriving on motorbikes and a vehicle stormed Le Campement Kangaba, near Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako , a resort that foreign residents visit for weekend breaks. Read More »

United States shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time


The U.S. military says it has shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that had bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants. Government forces have also been attacking IS in northern, central and southern Syria, seizing 25,000 square kilometers (9,600 square miles) and reaching the Iraqi border for the first time in years. Read More »

May is leading UK through challenging times - Downing Street


Many in Northern Ireland , especially the Loyalist community, see this DUP-Conservative arrangement as a good thing if the deal is signed today, as it may highlight the areas of Northern Ireland that need investment. "You folks here make enough mess of your own elections, make enough mess of your own governments, make enough mess of your own affairs". "They can't have it both ways, it has to be dealt with sensibly", she said. Read More »

Mali forces kill five militants involved in hotel attack - minister

Fire seen by the swimming pool of the Campement Kangaba resort. One of victims killed in the attack was a French-Gabonese citizen, while the other has not yet been identified, Traore said. He told Al Jazeera that the attack seemed to be "well-organised". "Our partnership is very strong and will be consolidated, strengthened on the occasion of the Africa-EU summit this November", Mogherini said. Read More »

Kushner lawyer pointed out potential conflict

The special council panel of investigators is examining allege Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, and aim to discuss with top intelligence officials, CNN reported. A lawyer for Kushner also responded. "We do not know what this report refers to", Jamie Gorelick , Kushner's attorney, said in a statement to CNN . Read More »

Tillerson Calls for Middle East Countries to Ease the Qatar Blockade


He added that Qatar is leading an "effective fight" against terrorism . He also said Turkey, which on Wednesday sped up the planned deployment of troops to Qatar, is helping to ensure stability in the region. Trump bashed Qatar as a "funder of terrorism at a very high level" and called on it to stop funding terrorist organizations. So we had a decision to make. Read More »

Fury as death toll rises in London blaze

Rescue efforts are expected to take a long time, as Grenfell was severely damaged and emergency services have to reinforce it before they can enter the higher floors. "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favor, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss". Read More »

India plans SAARC meet for startups: Nirmala


Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman launched Startup India Hub on Monday afternoon. Further, to promote the startup ecosystem in the country, Sitharaman will write to all the Members of Parliament to help budding entrepreneurs. It will streamline the life cycle of existing and potential startups, helping them access the right resources at ... Read More »

Midlands react to mosque terror attack

The crash occurred shortly after midnight when police received reports of a collision between a van and pedestrians. In statement , London ambulance services said they had sent a number of emergency help to the scene. Mrs May was speaking after chairing a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee . A van rammed into a crowd as worshippers were leaving a mosque after Sunday night prayer in north London , during this, the holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

A look at attacks in Britain in recent weeks and years

Police officers stand by messages of solidarity written on post-it notes stuck to a wall at the southern end of London Bridge in London on June 8 , 2017. May's Conservatives instead lose their majority and she has to face down pressure to resign after her party is forced to seek the support of the Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party's 10 MPs to be able to govern. Read More »

Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'


On June 5, the Qatari Ministry of Defense transmitted a message to the governments of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain , saying they would fire on any naval ships from those countries that enter into its waters, a United States official said. Read More »

Silvan Widmer to West Ham United speculation does not make sense


After being allowed to spend a season on loan at Torino, Hart is surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium and that has resulted in the 30-year-old being linked with several clubs. If that deal goes through the Hammers will be facing tough competition from United although Guardiola would be extremely reluctant to let Hart transfer to one of their rivals especially their next door neighbours making it unlikely that any deal would be agreed between the two Manchester clubs. Read More »