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Husband arrested over NSW teacher's death

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A year after the school teacher disappeared, Grafton Police revealed they had obtained mobile phone data that located Ms Edwards to the Lawrence area on the night of her disappearance. I've just been sitting at home racking my brains out going insane, ' he said. Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives, assisted by the Queensland Police Service's Homicide Squad, arrested a 61-year-old man at a home at Redcliffe, Queensland, just after 1pm today. Read More »

Russian Federation threatens after United States downs Syrian warplane - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

USA forces tangled previously on this month with Syria-allied aircraft in the region. This is not the first time that Russian Federation has said the "de-confliction" channel has been suspended. The downing of the warplane - the first time in the six-year conflict that the US has shot down a Syrian jet - came amid another first: Iran fired several ballistic missiles Sunday night at IS positions in eastern Syria in what it said was a message to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States. Read More »

Indian team avoides Vijay Mallya at charity event hosted by Virat Kohli

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Former India cricketer and legend of the game Sachin Tendulkar was also present during the event, which was hosted by renowned cricket presenter Alan Wilkins. While one concedes he did not gatecrash the charity dinner given by Virat Kohli's foundation in London and was a guest of one of those people who had bought a table, plain common sense indicates you should avoid being a pest. Read More »

Russia says fighter jet intercepts US bomber on border

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Despite that, intercepts can be hair-raising, as seen in this 2014 Russian intercept of a P-3 Orion over the Baltic Sea. Last month, a Russian aircraft came within 20 feet of a USA surveillance plane over the Baltic Sea in an incident the Pentagon called "routine". Read More »

Canada to Increase Military Spending 70 Percent in 10 Years

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In her address to Parliament on Tuesday about the government's foreign policy goals, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland urged Canada to resume its role on the world stage that it once had during the First and Second World Wars. But there also wasn't any indication that the government plans to increase defence spending to meet NATO's target of two per cent of GDP, which is what Trump has demanded of alliance members. Read More »

WRAPUP 4-UAE turns screw on Qatar, threatens sympathisers with jail

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Though Trump again said countries must eliminate funding streams for terror groups, the White House said he focused on the need for the region's various USA allies to stick together. Qatar is home to the largest US airbase in the Mideast. Qatar has said it will not retaliate for the curbs. Countries across the globe re increasingly faced with the same conundrum: How much credence to give to the president's Twitter musings when they deviate sharply from US policy? Secretary of State Rex ... Read More »

Northern Ireland 'perhaps most vulnerable to bad Brexit deal', warns Coveney

Ireland: those who wish to remain part of the UK and those who aspire to a united Ireland", says the Head of the EU Commission in Belfast, Colette Fitzgerald. Ms Foster dismissed suggestions her deal with the Tories threatened the peace process. Mr Varadkar has said he wants to renew the close bond and strong relations that exist between Ireland and the UK. Read More »

Britain seeks 'special' European Union ties as Brexit talks start

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Subjects for the negotiations, which officially start in Brussels , include the status of expats, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border. What that future relationship will look like remains anyone's guess. Still, Johnson called on people to look at the more distant future. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper that "maybe there is now a chance to achieve a so-called "soft Brexit .'" But he said staying in the European Union ... Read More »

Russian Federation condemns US-led coalition striking down Syrian jet, suspends cooperation

Russian Federation yesterday warned it would track US-led coalition aircraft in central Syria as " targets " and halted an incident-prevention hotline with Washington after U.S. U.S President Donald Trump turned down Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan's suggestion of desisting from partnering with the YPG during their meeting on May 21, and now Syrians and Russians are also wary that the advance of the SDF (or the YPG), with the backing of USA forces, may have ulterior motives apart from ... Read More »

Ireland's Varadkar says reassured by UK PM May over DUP deal

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TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR paid his first visit to No. 10 Downing Street today, for talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May . "This is my first time in this building, and there is a little thrill in it as well". Mrs May also said both governments will work to ensure the border in Northern Ireland will be as 'frictionless and seamless as possible'. The pair held talks on the devolved Northern Ireland Government - which has yet to put in place a new administration. Read More »

Aid convoy to besieged area comes under fire in Syria

The convoy came under fire shortly before dark Saturday outside Damascus. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the SARC expressed deep regret for the targeting of its teams by gunfire which led to the injury of a truck driver who was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery. Read More »

Death toll in London tower fire rises to 58

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The blaze not only raised a series of questions about levels of inequality in London and British society, but also singed politics after Prime Minister Theresa May was barracked for her allegedly cold response to the tragedy . In a message to mark her official birthday, she said: "Today is traditionally a day of celebration". Protesters close to Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Brexit talks begin with United Kingdom in disarray

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The negotiations kick off in Brussels on Monday with Britain under pressure for stalling the talks and entering the negotiations without a working parliamentary majority fully in place. The Prime Minister has seen her authority challenged after failing to secure an overall majority in the General Election, with Brexit negotiations starting in Brussels on Monday. Read More »

Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

Damage to the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald is seen as the vessel is berthed at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, on June 18. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet, said in a press conference Sunday that the damage "included a significant impact under the ship's pilothouse on the starboard side and a large puncture below the ship's waterline, opening the hull to the sea". Read More »

Polls: Nominees Tied in Georgia's Special Election

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Ossoff responded to the ad: "The man is fighting for his life", he said. The metaphorical weight this election carries for many might explain why so much money and attention has been poured into election, including a deluge of anti-Ossoff tweets all originating from one source, and out-of-context soundbites of President Barack Obama . Read More »

And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus first on orderly exit

The working language of the negotiations will be English and French, with interpretations provided by the European Commission. Both sides said they want to avoid a "hard border" between the Republic of Ireland, which will remain in the European Union after Brexit , and Northern Ireland, which leaves the bloc as part of the United Kingdom. Read More »

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it fired missiles due to ISIS-claimed attacks

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In April, Russia briefly suspended cooperation after the us military fired 59 missiles at a Syrian air base following a chemical weapons attack that Washington blamed on the Assad government. The Iranian attack inside Syria came on the same day the USA shot down a Syrian fighter jet that was bombing US-backed Kurdish rebels in Raqqa. "At 6:43 pm, a Syrian regime SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters.in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of Coalition ... Read More »

London fire: 79 people feared dead, five victims have been identified

The update from police came as Prime Minster Theresa May met for more than two hours with survivors of the blaze at her office at 10 Downing Street. Our focus has been on those that we know were in Grenfell Tower. He says it may be necessary for numerous outmoded tower blocks built in the 1970s to be demolished because of safety concerns. "It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence ... Read More »

Russian Federation warns USA after downing of Syrian plane

In an appearance at the National Press Club, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested that broader US and Russian interests will enable to the two sides to avoid direct hostilities in Syria. Russia's defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called "de-confliction zones" after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet. Read More »

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send U.S. warnings

The area is of strategic significance to Tehran as it seeks to secure a land corridor to its allies in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and establish a "Shi'ite crescent" of influence that has long concerned US -allied states in the Middle East. A host of worldwide parties are embroiled in the Syrian civil war to varying degrees, with Russian Federation and Iran aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who receives further ground support from Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah. Read More »

Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

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The White House says that Trump told the emir that all countries in the region need to co-operate to prevent terrorist financing and stop the spread of extremist ideology. The president was responding to a regional crisis that began on Monday when Qatar's Persian Gulf neighbors severed economic and political ties with their neighbor in a move created to punish the tiny nation. Read More »

Biju Janata Dal backs NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind

Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi needed someone hailing from RSS background and at the same time someone who can remain as a puppet in his hands. Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind arrives at assembly to address joint session of the newly constituted Sixteenth Assembly in Patna . He has filled in as the leader of the Dalit wing of the BJP. Read More »

Vigil held for Finsbury Park attack victims

The van's driver, a 48-year-old man, was restrained at the scene of the attack, and the mosque's imam kept him from being attacked. Police officers stand guard outside a residential property in Cardiff, south Wales as investigations continue into the attack. Read More »