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Final farewell for U.S. student detained by North Korea

His official cause of death is unknown, as his parents declined to have an autopsy conducted on their son. In meetings at the State Department involving US and Chinese diplomats and defence chiefs, North Korea was to get "top billing", according to Susan Thornton , the senior USA diplomat for East Asia. Read More »

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

Those with a shorter period of residency will be able to stay on to reach the five-year threshold and those arriving after a yet-to-be-defined cut-off date will have a "grace period" to regularise their status. And the outline deal leaves questions unanswered over whether individuals with settled status will be permitted to bring in children or spouses and whether the new status will be subject to conditions other than length of residency. Read More »

Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, warned that without assistance, food for the refugees will run out by July. Most have arrived in the past year. "Everything must be done to end the war in South Sudan", he said. More than 1.8 million people have fled into neighboring countries. The U.N. chief also made a plea for protection of refugees around the world, saying some richer countries haven't been as tolerant as some in Africa. Read More »

Presidential Election 2017: Will contest poll based on ideology, says Opposition

But Prasad's hopes of any U-turn by Nitish Kumar were quickly dashed with the JD (U) rejecting his request to reconsider its support to Kovind, saying its stand is based on merit and it will stick with Kovind. For the record, the Congress said the question whether they would be putting up a candidate against Kovind will be known only after Thursday's meeting. Read More »

Pelosi Pushes Back: 'I'm Worth the Trouble'

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Such comments about Pelosi were highlighted by Republicans on Thursday in an attempt to illustrate a divided Democratic caucus. And sometimes it's hard to get people who are in power, who are used to that, to say , 'You know what? "I need to step back and do what's best for this party'". Read More »

Meet Mohammed Bin Salman: The Next Ruler Of Saudi Arabia

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The king's decision to remove the previous crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef , 57, capped more than two years of changes that have erased decades of royal custom and reordered the power structure inside the kingdom, a close U.S. His radical proposals, outlined in a program labeled Vision 2030 , aim to diversify the economy, with a bigger role for women and a partial privatizing of the Saudi state oil company. Read More »

79 now believed to have died in London highrise fire

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Two British ministers have said that exterior cladding used in Grenfell Tower's recent renovation may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. He says it may be necessary for numerous outmoded tower blocks built in the 1970s to be demolished because of safety concerns. (Metropolitan Police via AP). Read More »

Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, and will be "exhaustive", according to Metropolitan Police detective superintendent Fiona McCormack , the BBC reported. The massive fire broke out early in the morning on June 14 and spread quickly through the 24-story apartment building. It is being managed by Fresh Student Living, which issued a fire safety statement on its website after the Grenfell Tower disaster. Read More »

'No nexus' between Russian Federation and election outcome

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At the same time, she tried to minimize the significance of a foreign government trying to rig our election. In the latest update to the scandal, reports have confirmed that Putin instructed hackers to break into the Democratic National Committee's files in order to help sway the election, which was highlighted during a June 23 broadcast on CNN with guest Kellyanne Conway . Read More »

DySP beaten to death in Srinagar by irate mob

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Witnesses said Mr Ayub was accused of spying by a group of youths and as the altercation escalated, locals claimed the officer fired into the crowd, injuring three people, and was then set upon by enraged worshippers who beat him to death. Chairman all Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq expressed deep shock and anguish over the incident and lashed out at the mob that lynched the police official, He tweeted, "Deeply disturbed & condemn the brutal act at Nowhatta". Read More »

Boys win protest over school uniform

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Under the school's current uniform rules, male students must wear pants, while female students are allowed to choose between grey pants or a tartan skirt. "Shorts are not now part of our school uniform for boys", a statement on the academy website reads. "However, with hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future", she added. Read More »

After Georgia loss, some Democrats turn on Nancy Pelosi

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For Republicans , Pelosi is the symbol of all that is wrong with the Democratic party, and tying Ossoff to her political name helped spell an end for his unique campaign. As the Times pointed out in a story yesterday, only 14% of Ossoff's fundraising came from Georgia. There were probably 25,000 other Democrats in that state House seat that would have lost , and with all respect to my friend Tony, we probably would have lost had the GOP just nominated a decent candidate. Read More »

Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn overtakes PM Theresa May in YouGov poll

The Labour leader made the claim before speaking at Unison's annual conference in Brighton and also added he was pleased with the party's recent surge in opinion polls. It's yet more encouraging news for Corbyn, who has managed to turn around both the party's and his own ratings in just a matter of weeks. YouGov surveyed 1,670 British adults from on Wednesday and yesterday. Read More »

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Burr says the committee staff met with Johnson on Monday. Ruddy says he has not talked to Trump about Mueller but insists that his sourcing on the story is air tight. Speculation continued unabated and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , who appointed the counsel, was asked about it at a Senate hearing on Tuesday morning. Read More »

North Korea should be denuclearised by sanctions, dialogue: Seoul

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But Pyongyang has turned down South Korean civic groups' offer to revive exchanges in protest of the South's support of the latest United Nations sanctions. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Wednesday he has confirmed with his new South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung Wha that the two countries will strengthen pressure on North Korea to abandon its development of nuclear weapons. Read More »

Man steals police car, leads officers on chase

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Mankato officers went to a residence Thursday to arrest the 38-year-old man on an outstanding warrant. He is now in the Blue Earth County Jail on the outstanding warrant and recommended charges of theft of motor vehicle and fleeing police. A slew of law enforcement agencies assisted in the chase, including the Blue Earth County Sheriff's office, the Minnesota State Patrol and Waseca County Sheriff's office. Read More »

Jury finds Milwaukee officer not guilty in fatal shooting of Sylville Smith

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The 25-year-old Heaggan-Brown still faces charges for the sexual assault of a man one day after the shooting . Defense attorney Jonathan Smith said his client was "gratified" over the acquittal, CNN affiliate WISN-TV reported . Officer Heaggan-Brown has pleaded not guilty to those charges. And Chisholm said the officer should have known that Smith was no longer a threat. Read More »

British Police Say How London Apartment Fire Started

Police said earlier this week that 79 people were either dead or missing and presumed to be dead, though that number may change. McCormack said the Hotpoint FF175BP fridge-freezer had not been subject to any product recalls. "I believe it is appropriate and timely that the first major football match involving top-flight clubs to take place in our city since the tragedy will be dedicated in such a way to the victims, and to the enormous number of heroes of the rescue operation, especially given ... Read More »

US official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killin

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U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon said Friday morning that, "There have been several past claims of this kind that have been proven false and we have seen no definitive proof that this report is true either". They said the strike came as the militants gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from Raqqa. The US military was informed by Russian Federation before the attack, the report said. Read More »

Soros says United Kingdom is approaching 'tipping point' as Brexit bites

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After the first day of the crucial negotiations which have the potential to shape the UK's economic and political future for a generation, it was agreed that working groups of officials would aim to make progress on the issues of citizens' rights , the UK's financial settlement, the so-called divorce bill, and other issues to do with separation. Read More »

Family and friends remember pregnant woman shot dead by police

Seattle police said they received a burglary call from Lyles around 10 a.m., prompting a two-officer response due to a previous encounter they'd had with the woman earlier this month. This moment before Charleena Lyles' death exemplifies why distrust for the police is so high among racial minorities, particularly black Americans and Latinos. Read More »

Gunman who targeted Republicans acted alone

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Hodgkinson's arrest in 1992 by Illinois State Police for suspicion of resisting and obstructing a peace officer also was dismissed. The investigation into the attack is still active as police continue to analyze evidence from the scene, authorities said. Read More »

IS militants occupy school in Philippines

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Villagers have fled to safety. He said 20 more civilians trapped in the area due to crossfire were also rescued. The school was closed at the time of the attack. At least 258 bandits, 65 soldiers and policemen and 26 civilians have been killed in the Marawi fighting. Military officials were initially not certain if any hostages were taken and whether they included children. Read More »