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Plane lands safely in Sydney with hole in engine casing

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The audio sent social media into a spin, with some suggesting the pilot was trying to say "fault" and others pointing to a slip of the tongue. "The crew observed the abnormal situation of the left engine and made a decision to return to Sydney airport immediately", the general manager of China Eastern Airlines Oceania region Kathy Zhang told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Read More »

Iran arrests two suspects linked to attacks in Tehran

Addressing the ceremony on Friday, he said , "Today is a tough day for the Iranian nation". Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi told IRNA on Thursday that it is clear Saudi Arabia supports terrorist groups but it is too soon to say whether it was involved in the Parliament and mausoleum strikes. Read More »

Northern Ireland party agrees to May's minority government

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Hitting out at Tory MPs who have warned against striking a deal with the DUP due to its controversial position on gay marriage, abortion and climate change, Ms Foster said: "There's been a lot of hyperbole about the DUP since Thursday - a lot of things said, a lot of people who really don't know what we stand for". Read More »

Panama Case: SC to hear JIT's petition over security concerns today

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After consulting with his aides, the prime minister has made a decision to honour the summons and appear before the JIT on Thursday, the Dawn reported. The case stems from documents leaked from the Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm, showing that Nawaz Sharif 's daughter, Maryum Nawaz, and his two sons owned offshore companies registered in the British Virgin Islands and used them to buy properties in London. Read More »

Jones hails England win as one of the best of his career

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Rugby league convert Denny Solomona , one of 10 new caps in the England ranks, scored on his debut in the final minute to complete an impressive turnaround, however, leaving Jones full of pride come full time. "My aim is not to play like that every week, but play with more control and when we have the opportunity to use the ball, we will use the ball". He told BBC2: "That game swung both ways". Read More »

Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar: airline

Mohammed al-Sada said in a statement: "circumstances in the region shall not prevent the state of Qatar from honouring its global commitment of cutting its oil production". Kuwait, which has retained ties with Qatar and has often acted as a mediator in regional disputes, said it wanted to resolve the dispute "within the unified Gulf house". Read More »

Kellyanne Conway CAUGHT Leaking White House Secrets & Mocking Staff

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Onlookers allegedly witnessed Conway mocking Priebus telling White House staff to refrain from leaking information to the media. Assuming you trust the veracity of this―and again, the details of the conversation were confirmed by Politico via two other sources―this is also a notable image. Read More »

US airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

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In March, Donald Trump permitted airstrikes against the terror group thus ending Obama-era restrictions on drone strikes in Somalia. "The operation occurred approximately 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu ", White said. The military said it believed the strike killed eight militants. The group aims to topple Somalia's government, drive out African Union peacekeeping troops and impose its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. Read More »

Maha govt announces loan waiver to farmers

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Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna leader Raju Shetti said, "The government had initially announced that farm loans will be waived of on October 31". The farmers' strike completed 10 days on Saturday with an ultimatum to the state government to concede their demands, failing which the agitation will be further intensified from Monday. Read More »

Theresa May Vows Brexit Will Go On

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British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. But as the campaign went on, as May grew stiffer and more prone to error, as her "strong and stable" tagline wore thin, a lot of people in the floating centre looked at Corbyn and thought, "Is he really that much worse?" She said she could rely in Parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party after her governing Conservatives failed to emerge as clear winners. Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

Three days on from a general election that shook British politics to its core, the Prime Minister remains in hiding while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is still saying that he could form a government. "It's just won, effectively, votes that no one predicted we would so I don't want to break up that winning team". "We want to do what is right for the whole of the UK and to bring stability to the government of the United Kingdom". Read More »

GST Council revises rates for cinema tickets

GST rates for tractor components were lowered to 18% from the highest 28% following which Mahindra & Mahindra said, "It is good news that you take out any pain points that are there in the transitioning since tractors were always at 18%". Read More »

SNP's Westminster leader Robertson ousted in third loss to Conservatives

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His defeat at the age of 62 comes after a remarkable political career in which he has also been leader of the SNP for more than 20 years, in two separate terms, and an MSP for 11 years. Labour has won six seats from the SNP in the areas around Edinburgh and Glasgow - winning seven seats total - while the Lib Dems won four more Scottish seats. Read More »

Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

Since the diplomatic row erupted, slogans against and in support of Qatar have been among the top topics discussed on Twitter in Arabic, which is a hugely popular medium of expression in the Arab world, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Al-Jazeera offices also have been shut down by authorities in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. It's unclear whether the Qatari leader would accept, especially as one outspoken Emirati ruling family member, the writer and political analyst Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, has ... Read More »

Deepa Jayakumar stopped from entering aunt Jayalalithaa's home

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Chennai: The battle for the palatial Veda Nilayam bungalow in upscale Poes Garden, once the most powerful address in Tamil Nadu where J. Jayalalithaa lived for more than four decades, began on Sunday and turned ugly nearly immediately. Interestingly, Deepa's husband Madhavan , who had fallen out with her a few months ago, accompanied her. "We are being humiliated", Deepa told the media. Read More »

Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

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The loss left the Conservatives eight MPs short of a majority in parliament, plunging negotiations into uncertainty. "Regardless of this disaster for the Tories.we need a government capable of negotiating, which is able to negotiate Britain's exit". Read More »

Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

Iranians walk near a billboard bearing portraits of late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (R) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on June 8, 2017 one day after twin attacks in the capital. Sunni extremists have gained a foothold in Iran's Kurdish areas during the past few years, according to a 2015 research paper by Iran's Interior Ministry. Read More »

Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

Tillerson said the blockade was hindering the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group and having humanitarian consequences for ordinary people. "We, as Turkey, will pursue our constructive efforts to resolve this crisis because we see the stability and security in Gulf region as our own". Countries across the world - including Japan, China, Pakistan, the U.K., France, Turkey, Brazil and Argentina - rely on the state-run corporation for much of their energy needs. Read More »

Wreckage of missing Myanmar military plane found

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An announcement posted on the Facebook page of the commander of the military, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing , said contact was lost when the plane was believed to be about 32 kilometers (20 miles) to the west of Dawei, formerly known as Tavoy. Read More »

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

Jeremy Corbyn said the government did not have any credibility to go forward and the Labour Party would do what it could to stop it. Her Conservatives struck an outline deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) for support on key legislation, a humiliating outcome for them after an election meant to make them a dominant force. Read More »

Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

May had relied on Timothy and Hill for advice and support since her previous job at the interior ministry and their resignations will be a personal blow. The heroine of the Conservative campaign, Scottish leader Ruth Davidson, signalled her opposition by tweeting a link to a same-sex marriage lecture she gave a year ago. Read More »

Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

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Little Mix and Robbie Williams have both been confirmed to perform at Ariana Grande's "One Love Manchester" benefit concert on Sunday. Proceeds will go to an emergency fund set up by the city of Manchester and the British Red Cross . Read More »

'Dead woman walking': amid election fallout, Theresa May stands on shaky ground

The Prime Minister reiterated that the Government's approach and objectives in the forthcoming talks to re-establish the Northern Ireland Executive remained unchanged. The DUP's roots make it an easy target to caricature. Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa may. The "confidence and supply" deal she's seeking would mean the DUP would lend its support to block no confidence votes and pass budgets. Read More »

'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

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Many hardcore Universal Monster fans were anxious from the start when the initial trailers seemed to be heavy on action and CGI and seemed to cut a lot closer to the recent Brandon Fraser films than Karl Freund's original film. The franchise's fifth starring Johnny Depp now has over $600 million worldwide. It sold a modest $6 million in tickets in its debut. That puts it on course for as high as $380 million in the U.S. Read More »

North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

South Korea's military says the launch appears to be barrage of land-to-ship missiles fired off North's east coast. Yesterday's launches are the North's fifth round of tests- three ballistic missile launches, a surface-to-air missile and now the cruise missiles - since the South's new president Moon Jae-in took power in early May. Read More »