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Qatar Denounces 'Illegal Siege' by Neighbors as Crisis Drags On


But a statement from the Eritrean Information Ministry said Monday that the Saudi-led censure was "not confined to Qatar alone as the potential of Qatar is very limited" but was "one initiative among many in the right direction that envisages full realization of regional security and stability", the AP reported . Read More »

Emotional first anniversary for Orlando nightclub shooting that killed 49


At noon, church bells throughout the Orlando area were set to ring 49 times. The a one year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting out of Orlando, is remembered here at the state house. "I just couldn't. I'm too angry", Cobbs said. As part of the governor's proclamation Scott has ordered that US and State of Florida flags be flown at half-staff until Monday at sunset at all state and local buildings, installations and grounds throughout Florida. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn had a hero's welcome at his first-ever Glastonbury Festival

Corbyn also pledged his support for refugees and young people and said that the politics of US President Donald Trump would be "put back in a box". "Well, it didn't quite work out like that and that politics that got out of the box, is not going back in any box because we are there demanding an achievement of something very different in our society". Read More »

Portugal Forest Fire costs 62 lives and fight not over yet


But the number of those injured and killed has since risen to 43 fatalities and 59 wounded, according to BBC News . In Nodeirinho, a hillside village of a few dozen people, 84-year-old Marta da Conceicao said residents called the fire services more than 20 times for help on Saturday. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Uganda to mark end of Ramadan from Sunday

He said: "I congratulate the Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of the Ramadan Fast". The celebration is a public holiday in many Muslim countries, but is not one in the United Kingdom, despite a campaign for it to be recognised back in 2014. Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind to start campaign in Lucknow today


The value of each vote of an MLA of UP is 208, the highest in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand with 176 each. The electoral college includes elected members of the Lok Sabha , the Rajya Sabha , states, union territories and the NCT region of Delhi. Read More »

This gassy Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha


The judges didn't even need to hear her signature snore to give her the award. We have a new World's Ugliest Dog and she's a big one. Her handler Shirley Zindler answered for her: "I'd gloat, but I need a nap". The competition was stiff: Moe, a lackadaisical, scraggly-haired mutt whose tongue generally hangs out the side of his mouth nabbed second place. "If you have a dog that is more handsome on the inside than the outside, then this "beauty" contest is for you, " read the contest's ... Read More »

California mayor hopes local has winning ticket

Alberre said the store does not yet have any plans for what they will do with the $1 million bonus. That prize was split among three winnners. Matthew Alberre owns Marietta Liquor & Deli in southern California's Riverside County with his father, Alberre Alberre. Read More »

Theresa May reduced to stopgap leader


Speaking in an interview with various European publications, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned that time is "passing quicker than anyone believes - because the subjects we need to deal with are extraordinarily complex from a technical, judicial and financial point of view". Read More »

Iran's Missile Strike On ISIS Was A Massive Failure

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces pushed on Tuesday into some rebel-held areas in Daraa, as well as its western outskirts. The news agency reported that missiles targeted the "headquarters and gathering centres of Takfiri terrorists supporting and building vehicle bombs". Read More »

Raleigh vigil held for slain Virginia Muslim teen


A funeral service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for Hassanen at her northern Virginia mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society. Several right-wing conservatives on social media - who are generally notoriously anti-Islam and anti-Muslim - discounted the idea that Nabra's murder had anything to do with Islamophobia. Read More »

Donald Trump says is willing to testify under oath about Comey claims


The president specifically denied asking Comey for his "loyalty" early in Trump's term. Comey delivered scathing testimony a day earlier in a highly anticipated Senate hearing, saying Trump sought to derail a probe into onetime national security advisor Michael Flynn - at best, a political miscalculation, and at worst a criminal obstruction of justice. Read More »

Oil Tanker Explosion Kills at Least 123 in Pakistan

Pakistan's Dawn newspaper said the fire brigade arrived on the site of the incident shortly after the blaze started and rescue operations were initiated. Major General Ghafoor also tweeted that the Pakistani Army will provide full assistance to the civil administration. Dr. Aurangzeb, medical superintendent of Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur , a district in Punjab where the incident happened, confirmed that 120 bodies and over 100 injured people have been received by different ... Read More »

Stabenow Speaks Out Against GOP's Latest Health Care Bill

Former President of the United States Barack Obama after a discussion about democracy at Church Congress on May 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. This bill is bad for Texas and bad for the country. Maine Sen. Susan Collins and some others are anxious about the bill rolling back Obamacare's expansion of Medicare and putting limits on federal funding of the program. Read More »

Death toll in London apartment fire raised to 79


May and her ministers have said they will do all they can to help those left homeless after the blaze and make sure other high-rise buildings, usually home to poorer people, are checked and safe. "The response of the emergency services, National Health Service and the community has been heroic", the prime minister said in a statement. People around the country fell silent at 11am to remember those affected by the devastating fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower last Wednesday. Read More »

Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan


Another 50 people have been seriously injured. At least 140 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in Bahawalpur early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said. "The spilt fuel caught fire, leading to the tanker's explosion", Jam Sajjad Hussain, spokesman for the rescue services, added. It's believed that a spark from the many cars and motorcycles that raced to the scene ignited the fuel. Read More »

Barack Obama 'sent digital bombs to Russian Federation as revenge for election hacking'

Did nothing about it. Trump also took to Twitter to question Obama's inaction. The tweet came a day after the Washington Post detailed the Obama administration's cautious approach to punishing the Russian government for its hacking campaign - apparently signed off by Russian President Vladimir Putin - meant to politically damage Hillary Clinton and swing the election in Mr Trump's favour. Read More »

N Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier: KCNA


The response, published by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), was Pyongyang's first reaction to the death of Otto Warmbier. Warmbier died on Monday , just days after North Korea released him to the us following 17 months of jail time there. Read More »

Angela Merkel will open up Gamescom this year for the first time

Just a year ago, about 345,000 people attended the event held at Cologne's Koelnmesse exhibition center, which is much more than the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017's 68,000 attendees. Gamescom is the second biggest gaming event, with about 345,000 attendees past year. The event is the largest video game trade show in the world, attracting 345,000 visitors from around the world past year. Read More »

Scalise Moved Out Of Intensive Care Unit

During the shooting, U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire. The FBI did not say what the response from the family member was. Tester said the bill "will protect whistle-blowers from the threat of retaliation". The FBI was also able to piece together more of Hodgkinson's actions since he arrived in DC sometime in late March. The unit contained a laptop, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, the receipt for his 2016 rifle purchase, and other rifle components. Read More »

Scalise's condition upgraded to fair


Scalise was one of four people shot during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning. CNN reports when the Louisiana Republican arrived at the hospital after the shooting last week, he was categorized in critical condition. Read More »

Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers


The identities of the slain soldiers and the injuries of the wounded soldiers were not immediately released. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid, who said the attack was committed by one of the group's fighters who had joined the Afghan army . Read More »

By keeping U.S. focus on Islamic State, Trump risks wider Syria war

Senior Iranian officials tied to its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, also are seeking confrontation, and have warned that the recent missile strikes in Syria were meant as a message to the United States and Israel . The U.S. military meanwhile confirmed Tuesday that top IS cleric Turki al-Binali was killed in a coalition airstrike on May 31, in Mayadeen, Syria . Read More »

Majority Whip Steve Scalise no longer in ICU, hospital says

Scalise was upgraded to " fair condition " by MedStar doctors Wednesday, one week after the shooting, which also injured two Capitol Police officers that are part of his security detail, one staff member and a former staff member who volunteers to help coach the GOP baseball team. Read More »