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Terror van attack outside London mosque

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Mohammed Mahmoud was one of the first on the scene of the attack and intervened to save the suspect from a crowd that had formed. There was a man in a wheelchair, a man underneath the van, it was hell. Images and video posted to Twitter showed police vehicles blocking the street and a cordon in place. Other witnesses, in circulating but unsubstantiated reports , claimed that the driver shouted, "I want to kill all Muslims" before he was tackled to the ground. Read More »

British PM vows to fight terror

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When the van came to a stop, members of the public wrestled the alleged driver to the ground until police arrived to arrest him. "Don't hit him, hand him over to the police, pin him down", a witness, Adil Rana, quoted Mahmoud as saying. Harun Khan, the head of the MCB, tweeted that the van had "intentionally" run over people leaving night prayers held during the holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

11 kilos of shabu seized from Maute stronghold in Marawi

The shabu stash confirmed suspicions that members of the Maute Group were high on drugs when they fought government troops. Army Captain Eric Estribillo, chief of the civil-military operations of the 49thInfantry Battalion involved during the ground operations on Sunday said the contrabands were recovered in a house where the Maute group held their position. Read More »

US coalition downs Syrian army plane in Raqqa

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An army statement said the pilot of the plane was missing. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria's war, said government forced captured from IS on Monday the town of Rasafa, expanding their presence in Raqqa province. Read More »

Trump lashes out on Twitter over the probe of his campaign

Trump's Friday morning tweet capped off 24 hours of comments on Twitter about the investigation, including several remarks about his opponent in the 2016 election. The questions included whether he had confidence in Rosenstein, whether he plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and how he knows he's under investigation by the FBI. Read More »

EU's Barnier looks forward to 'constructive' Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly insisted the British Government is prepared to walk away from the talks, claiming no deal is better than a bad deal. Karan Bilimoria, the founder of Cobra beer and Remain backer, said the prime minister had "zero credibility" and that Britain could now rethink leaving. Read More »

Van rams pedestrians near London mosque; 1 dead

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Prime Minister Theresa May has responded to complaints from some in the Muslim community that police failed to quickly respond to the attack on the north London mosque and declare it terrorism. Around 10% of the borough's population is Muslim. The red-brick mosque is famous around the world as the place where hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza spouted his anti-American vitriol after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Read More »

Britain, EU launch historic Brexit talks in Brussels

Brexit minister David Davis will travel to Brussels to meet Michel Barnier , the EU's chief negotiator, to kick off hugely complex withdrawal negotiations that are expected to conclude within two years. Monday's negotiations are to start in Brussels at 11 am (0900 GMT) with 90 minutes of talks between Barnier and Davis , followed by a working lunch between the pair, and a press conference. Read More »

Portugal Mourns Following Wildfire Tragedy

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Portuguese firefighters work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Figueiro dos Vinhos central Portugal , Sunday, June 18, 2017. The forest fire broke out on a road linking the municipalities of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera, causing people to be trapped on a road surrounded by flames. Read More »

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks

The Leader said the terrorist attacks are "clear examples of the vicious hostility of the mercenaries" of arrogant countries against the decent Iranian people and Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic. Members of Iranian security forces respond to an attack at parliament in Teheran on June 7. The militant group had earlier released footage of the attackers from inside the building, also via Amaq - a rare claim of responsibility while an assault was still going on. Read More »

Russian Federation to track coalition planes in Syria, halts USA hotline

F/A-18E Super Hornet", said the statement. Two hours later, the USA military said it shot down the Syrian warplane, acting "in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces". Rebels are now on the back foot after regime advances with support from allies Russian Federation and Iran. The ministry said it would stop its participation in the deconfliction line, much as it did following the American cruise missile strikes in Syria in April. Read More »

Japan investigates delay in reporting USS Fitzgerald collision

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander US 7th Fleet, speaks to members of the press about the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) which was involved in a collision with a Filipino merchant vessel on Friday, June 16, 2017. Richard Gourley of the U.S. Naval Forces Japan. The 7th fleet later confirmed that the sailors were in stable condition and were being treated for lacerations and bruises at the Naval Hospital Yokosuka. Read More »

Greens seek time to consider school plan

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This year's estimates are instead calculated using the proposed new funding formula, which would not take effect until 2018. Senator Back described the talks with the minister as "robust". According to the modelling, the government's changes would save the budget $771 million over a decade because of the hit to Catholic schools. Senator Birmingham said federal school funding would increase by nearly $19 billion over a decade under the government's plan, with spending on Catholic schools ... Read More »

Historic Brexit divorce negotiations begin in Brussels

The head of the biggest group in the European Parliament says that what Britain wants out of the Brexit talks is a mystery as negotiations get underway. The prime minister is still trying to secure the support of a fringe party whose votes she needs to form a government. Workspace ticked up after announcing the exchange of contracts for the disposal of the third and final phase of the mixed-use redevelopment of Bow Enterprise Park, London E3 on Monday, while outsourcer Capita ... Read More »

UK Parliament to open on June 21, following election delay

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced further delays in forming her new government today after her would-be allies said their agreement would be put back following a deadly tower block blaze in London . As European leaders tried to fathom exactly how Britain would begin the negotiations, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany wanted a Brexit deal that would limit negative consequences for the bloc but also did not want it to weaken Britain. Read More »

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

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Organisers said the Oslo Interfaith Rainforest Initiative was the first to gather religious and indigenous peoples to seek out common ground to protect forests. While the rate of deforestation has slowed considerably in recent years, seven million hectares (70,000 square kilometers) of tropical forest, an area almost the size of Ireland, were lost between 2000 and 2010, according to figures from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Read More »

Egypt denounces London mosque attack, warns of Islamophobia

The U.K.'s Prime Minister, Theresa May , also referred to the situation in question as a terror attack as she addressed reporters outside Downing Street . He told the BBC that "an attack on a mosque, an attack on a synagogue, an attack on a church is actually an attack on all of us". One witness described being surrounded by bodies in the wake of the attack outside the nearby Muslim Welfare House . Read More »

Dramatic escape from the wildfire in Portugal

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But I just carried on the only way that I knew. Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said 18 of those burned to death had been trapped in their cars engulfed by flames on the road between Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera. Read More »

German lobby calls for fast Brexit deal on trade

Speaking in the Belgian capital Monday at the formal start of Brexit negotiations, the U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis said: "It is at testing times like these that we are reminded of the values and the resolve we share with our closest allies in Europe". Read More »

Final pitches made in nationally watched Georgia House race

A special congressional election in Georgia is now billing at an estimated $40 million and counting between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel , reported NBC News . President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and two members of Trump's cabinet with Georgia ties - Sonny Perdue and Tom Price - have previously campaigned with her. Read More »

Imam Praised for Protecting London Mosque Attacker from Crowd

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The father-of-four from Cardiff was arrested for attempted murder at the scene and taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody. Three people were holding down a white man dressed in jeans and t-shirt who had deliberately driven his van into the group. It's heartbreaking. What's even more sad and annoying and aggravating is the fact the government and police initially didn't put this down as a terrorist offence. Read More »

Wounded US Congressman Is Better, Still 'Critical'

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Republican and Democrat members of Congress kneeled at the second base and prayed in a touching dedication to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) during their annual charity baseball game. Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital, where Rep. Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks. Read More »

Vigil for North Royalton murder victims

Tuesday after about a nine-hour standoff at a home on Valley Forge Drive. Authorities used a Taser to take Brinkman into custody , Brunswick police Lt. Suzanne Taylor's funeral will be Saturday, June 17, also at A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home. A woman who says she was the stepmother of the two sisters told WOIO Kylie attended Bowling Green College and Taylor attended Kent State University. Read More »

London police say 79 dead or missing after Grenfell Tower building fire

The fire has prompted warnings about fire safety risks in many other council tower blocks built in the same era. Records have shown that in a renovation a few years ago, the building was re-clad with siding that may have had "a polyethylene core", rather than a more fire-resistant mineral core, as NPR's Frank Langfitt reported . Read More »

17 rescued as schooner runs aground off Connecticut

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Some of the boat's crew were standing around the dragon boat in waist-high water while others remained aboard, according to the Coast Guard. The helicopter arrived first and lowered rescue diver, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonh Yank, to the boat where he found the woman conscious and breathing, according to a media release. Read More »