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6 takeaways from the UK's general election

With talks of unprecedented complexity on Britain's departure from the European Union due to start in just 10 days' time, it was unclear who would form the next government and what the fundamental direction of Brexit would be. "I'm afraid we ran a pretty awful campaign", Soubry said. "Whatever happens, Theresa May is toast", said Nigel Farage, former leader of the anti-EU party UKIP. Read More »

Third London Bridge attacker identified as Youssef Zaghba, UK cops say

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Bologna prosecutor Giuseppe Amato said the warning had been transmitted after Zaghba was intercepted at the city's airport trying to board a plane for Turkey, en route for Syria. Redouane was a chef who also used the name Rachid Elkhdar and police said he claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan. The pair lived in Rathmines, Dublin, but he may have intermittently visited the United Kingdom as he had a European Union permit. Read More »

Hunt for crashed Myanmar plane survivors enters third day

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Nine naval ships and a group of airplanes and helicopters were sent out Thursday to search for the Chinese-made Y-8-200F plane, which Myanmar bought in March of a year ago and which the military said had 809 flying hours. Myanmar's military fleet has a chequered recent history of plane crashes. Officials said the victims include 21 women, eight children, and two men. Read More »

Led coalition interferes in Syrian govt's fight against terrorism - Russian MoD

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According to Dillon, ISIS has reverted to brutalising and murdering civilians. Many have described harrowing journeys as they fled Raqqa city , with ISIS fighters targeting them as they tried to escape. The US-led coalition said it had carried out 22 strikes near Raqa on Wednesday, hitting IS fighting positions and vehicles as well as a weapons cache and a training camp. Read More »

Over 200000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest

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The city's Pride Week is taking place this week, and the annual Pride March which attracts hundreds of thousands was given the theme "bisexuality". The parade is sponsored by the municipality, which said it had invested heavily to promote gay tourism in recent years. Read More »

BC NDP says $10-a-day child care promise will be kept

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Last week, Horgan asked B.C. Hydro president Jessica McDonald for a delay in removing the families of the two properties. We'd like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. She said a decision to proceed must be made no later than June 15, 2017, if the project is to remain on schedule. "It's the single biggest investment in public infrastructure in B.C.'s history and there has been no independent analysis of the numbers being used and it's being turned ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: We are ready to serve the country

As the largest party the Conservatives have first chance to form a government that according to official guidance issued by the Cabinet "must be able to command a majority in the House of Commons on votes of confidence and supply". There are 650 seats in the United Kingdom parliament, and to govern with a full majority , a party needs to win 326 seats . "At this time, more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability", a visibly shaken May said at the election count in ... Read More »

Three men arrested in London on terror charges

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Mr Pigeard was said to be from Caen, in Normandy, but had been living in London for more than two years. Perpetrators of all three terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom this year - two in London and one in Manchester - have at some point been monitored by security agencies. Read More »

Knysna still at severe fire risk - authorities

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Hundreds of homes in Knysna, a town of 77,000 people located on the tourist Garden Route 500 kilometers (310 miles) east of Cape Town, have been destroyed by multiple fires triggered by the worst storm to hit the area in 30 years. "We're scared to stay in my shack", she added from a shelter in Cape Town. The storm forced President Jacob Zuma, who was in Cape Town, to cancel a speech to an worldwide media conference in Durban, a city on the Indian Ocean coastline, his office said. Read More »

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks

After prayers, a procession was to leave Tehran University for the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, near the Khomeini mausoleum 13 kilometres (eight miles) south of the Iranian capital. Two militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been also waging an insurgency in Iran, mostly in remote areas, for nearly a decade. "Allah permitting, this is the first brigade that was established (in Iran) but it will not be the last", one of them said, as the group sat masked in a circle with their weapons. Read More »

Champions Trophy: SA opt to bat against Pak

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The talent of being unconsciously hilarious by the Pakistani cricketers have made the news more often than we care to think. They have some world-class players. The Pakistan vs South Africa match to be broadcast live online on Hotstar and TV Coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 3 in India . Read More »

Paul Nuttall quits as UKIP leader

Paul Nuttall said it was clear that UKIP needed "a new focus and new ideas". Mr Farage - who has hinted at a potential return to frontline politics - said the election results have put the Brexit process "in jeopardy". Pollsters had forecast a swing of the UKIP vote from the 2015 general election to the Conservatives but the final picture reflects that nearly all other parties picked up the Eurosceptic UKIP's vote-share this time. Read More »

England team predicted: Gareth Southgate's expected XI to face Scotland

Our supporters were supposed to have been banned because there had been trouble previously at England v Scotland games. On paper at least, this is a mismatch. "If I score maybe a hat-trick at the weekend and a couple in the next game (against France on Tuesday), the ratio might not look so bad", he said. If he can threaten with the sort of speed and predatory movement he displayed in United's home victory against Chelsea in April, Scotland will be in for a long night. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan says isolating Qatar will not solve crisis

Turkey has maintained a base in Qatar since 2014. "This is a wrong policy", CHP deputy head and lawmaker Ozturk Yilmaz said . Turkey has good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbours. United States President Donald Trump took sides in the rift on Tuesday, praising the actions against Qatar, but later spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman and stressed the need for unity. Read More »

A look at the impacts of a hung parliament

By 9:40 a.m. London time, May's ruling Conservative party had won 317 seats while the opposition Labour Party , led by Jeremy Corbyn , had 261 seats. " Politics has changed and this is people saying they have had quite enough ". Conservatives continue to be the largest party in the UK. The former leader, Alex Salmond , lost his seat, as the Conservative Party made some rare gains in Scotland. Read More »

India, Pakistan gets full membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

We must leave a legacy of peace for future generations; not toxic harvest of conflict and animosity. Jaishankar said Modi and Xi also deliberated on defense exchanges, counter-terrorism cooperation and security cooperation. India and Pakistan put aside their long-running tensions, as they were officially confirmed as members of the increasingly influential Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), during a summit in Kazakhstan capital Astana . Read More »

Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example

Victor is charged with providing the document detailing how Russian hackers may have targeted a voter software company and more than 100 local election officials to the online news organization The Intercept . Prosecutors claim that victor wrote "I want to burn the White House down" in one of the books, and also listed the names of several Taliban and al Qaeda leaders, including Osama Bin Laden. Read More »

UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit

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In an interview with ABC's Tom Llamas to promote the Trump Organization's upcoming Americana-themed hotel chain - "it has nothing to do with politics", Trump said, even though "more companies could probably do better by being a little bit more patriotic" - the topic turned to the London attack. Read More »

Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

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Called High Sierra, it recognizes more faces automatically, which should make it easier to organize photos, and will offer more photo editing tools. It's a different situation with the HomePod . That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smartphones, he said. Read More »

In to publish UP Board result 2017 class 10, 12 today

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Unlike other education boards such as ICSE , CBSE , which give out the results of Class 10 and Class 12 on separate dates, UP Board announces results for both classes on the same date. Now Regional Office at Ramnagar (Nainital) has been separated from U. P. Board due to the creation of Uttaranchal as a new state w.e.f. 08-11-2000. As per Intermediate Board Updates, Bihar Board and AP Board Found to be lesser percentage while in comparison with the UP Board Intermediate Result 2017. Read More »

Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times

Mr. Trump could still move to block the testimony next week, given his history of changing his mind at the last minute about major decisions. Although Thursday June 8, 10 am is almost a week away, a live link to the upcoming high drama of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss James Comey's testimony is crawling on top of nearly every news website in the US. Read More »

Army deployed in Darjeeling following GJM's violent protest

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Around 45,000 tourists are stranded in the northern West Bengal hills due to the violence. After Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee completed her cabinet meeting inside Bhanu Bhawan in Darjeeling on Thursday afternoon, the GJM supporters assembled in front of the building and started protesting. Read More »

Qatar's Al-Jazeera says battling cyber attack

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Global broadcaster Al Jazeera is combatting a large-scale cyber attack on its media platform, but all its entities remain operational. "These attempts are gaining intensity and taking various forms". Al-Jazeera's offices have been shut down by authorities in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. And Qatar (backed by US media citing Federal Bureau of Investigation officials) claims that the whole mess began after a hack of a Qatari news agency to plant what Doha called a fake story about the Qatari ... Read More »

Presidency hangs in balance in case before Brazil court

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After its chief judge urged his peers to consider Brazil's political stability, the country's top electoral court on Thursday excluded testimony of engineering company executives in an illegal campaign funding case against President Michel Temer The decision by the Supreme Electoral Court suggested it may throw out the case that has threatened to unseat the scandal-hit president. Read More »