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Author: 0 Finsbury Park imam: 'I'm no hero' for protecting mosque attacker

Police have been granted permission to hold him for questioning until Saturday. The imam, hailed a " hero " for protecting suspect attacker Darren Osborne, said Simpson didn't need to apologise for the terrorist who committed the attack. "We are devastated for the families, our hearts go out to the people who have been injured". "It is madness. It is obviously sheer madness". It is believed that Osborne acted alone but the Metropolitan Police are investigating all circumstances leading up ...

Global News Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death
Author: 0 Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

Ferguson, a blue-collar, largely black suburb of St. Louis, gained global notoriety after police officer Darren Wilson gunned down Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old shoplifting suspect. Lawyers for the city's insurer also filed a motion last week requesting that the settlement terms be sealed. In March 2015, Department of Justice officials announced that Wilson would not face federal civil rights charges in connection with Brown's death.

Author: 0 Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US downed jet

The U.S. military is training its local allied forces near Syria's border with Iraq and Jordan. The Pentagon said the incident took place near a combat post in A-Tanf where US and coalition "advisers" are stationed in a support capacity to provide services to forces battling the Islamic State terrorist organization.

Author: 0 Macron's party wins majority in parliamentary polls

Some 33 seats remained to be assigned. France's far left has performed better that the far right. Macron's mandate will count for nought if he can't bring the unions onside when he moves on pension reforms. For the first time in history, turnout in a legislative election slumped to below 50% in both rounds. Mr Macron's Republic on the Move ( LREM ) party and its voting allies won at least 351 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly yesterday.

Global News Three Los Angeles police cadets arrested for stealing patrol cars
Author: 0 Three Los Angeles police cadets arrested for stealing patrol cars

One was even wearing a bulletproof vest that had been taken from a police station. Beck added that the cadets may have impersonated police officers when they had the cruisers in their possession, and advises people to call the LAPD if they believed they'd encountered "very young-appearing male and female partners" recently.

Author: 0 'No excuse' for N. Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says

North Korean officials reportedly told Mr Warmbier's family on his release on Wednesday that he has been unconscious since contracting botulism and being treated with a sleeping pill. They said Warmbier's skin was normal, not bruised, and he was well nourished. He said the president was "very candid" during the telephone call and told him Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other USA officials worked hard to negotiate Otto's release.

Global News Mexican journalists, lawyers, activists 'targeted by spyware'
Author: 0 Mexican journalists, lawyers, activists 'targeted by spyware'

It's unclear why Aristegui and the others were targeted, although she and numerous other targeted journalists were investigating the "Casa Blanca" scandal, in which Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is accused of receiving a multimillion-dollar mansion from a favored contractor.

Global News Afghan president inaugurates first air corridor with India
Author: 0 Afghan president inaugurates first air corridor with India

The first flight of the air corridor will be received by the external minister of India in New Delhi . The first air freight service between Afghanistan and India kicked was off from Afghanistan by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today and it landed in India on Monday.

Global News Britain, EU begin formal Brexit talks
Author: 0 Britain, EU begin formal Brexit talks

Both EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Davis said after the first negotiating session they were confident of quick progress but said major challenges lay ahead to meet the deadline of March 2019 for Britain to officially leave the bloc.

Global News Minor natural disaster reported near North Augusta
Author: 0 Minor natural disaster reported near North Augusta

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is still investigating any possible damage. Two months after Sergio Garcia rocked the golf universe with his first major victory in the Masters, a very real quake rattled Augusta, Ga ., today. "The shaking many felt in the Rose Hill area was an quake centered at approximately SW 210th Street and Butler Road", Butler County Fire District #3 posted to its Facebook page.

Author: 0 Hundreds Detained Across Russia for Protesting Corruption on Russia Day

Navalny was among those arrested Monday. Navalny, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and chairman of Russia's opposition Progress Party, tweeted earlier on Monday that they will "peacefully" gather at Tverskaya Street. People shouted "Putin is a thief" and "Russia without Putin" before being dragged away by police. Besides arresting the opposition leader, some believe authorities were also seeking to limit news of the protests spreading by severing the electricity and ...

Author: 0 UK Labour more popular than Conservatives

In Hove, Peter Kyle MP kept his seat with a much-increased majority of more than 18,000. They commissioned our journalists to cover the stories they are directly affected by and answer the questions they pose. The Ipsos-Mori estimates showed that while the Conservatives maintained a six-point lead among the more affluent ABC1 voters, Labour increased its share of the vote among this group by 12 points compared with the last general election in what was the party's best score since 1979.

Global News Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina
Author: 0 Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

Some items have already been authenticated, "We have turned to historians and they've told us it is the original magnifying glass" that Hitler was using, explained Nestor Roncaglia, head of Argentina's federal police, to AP. Masterminds of the Nazi's Holocaust Josef Mengele and Adolf Eichmann both fled to Argentina as their counterparts were put on trial for war crimes back in Germany.

Author: 0 Russian fighter jet flies five feet from U.S. spy plane

Russia disputed claims that its aircraft was at fault during the encounter and said it intercepted two USA reconnaissance aircraft as they "approached the Russian state border". The encounter is being classified as " unsafe and unprofessional" by Pentagon officials. The Russian pilot reacted to the maneuver and then continued to escort the reconnaissance plane until it changed its route and flew away from the Russian border, it said.

Author: 0 Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

Ronaldo is said to be "upset" after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave, a source close to the player told the BBC . "Like the all other players, though, he has a contract and is a Real Madrid player". Cristiano Ronaldo spent in " Manchester United " for six years (2003-2009). Last week, the Portuguese global was accused of €14.7m in tax evasion through offshore companies.

Global News Pakistan players turning instant millionaires after CT win
Author: 0 Pakistan players turning instant millionaires after CT win

Pakistan has leapfrogged over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the latest ICC ODI rankings helping them to get closer to direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup, to which host England and the next seven highest-ranked sides as on September 30, will get straight entries.

Global News Paris accord could still survive U.S. exit
Author: 0 Paris accord could still survive U.S. exit

This is why the show of solidarity from global leaders after the USA announcement is important. Francois Delattre told reporters that the impact of Trump's decision goes beyond climate change policy to the USA role in the world. The United States is the second-largest producer of carbon dioxide, just behind China. But one of the reasons coal production in the US has fallen is due to the increased use of low-priced natural gas.

Author: 0 Are you with us or with Qatar, Saudi King asks Sharif

After the Gulf countries moved against Qatar , US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson initially declined to take sides in the crisis, but his cautious stance was overshadowed nearly immediately by Mr Trump , who sent a series of tweets that appeared to take credit for and to praise the decision.

Author: 0 Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

But Sunday s strike was the first known missile attack launched from Iran into foreign territory since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard , a paramilitary force in charge of the country's missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan.

Global News Teams Play for Wounded Lawmaker at Annual Congressional Baseball Game
Author: 0 Teams Play for Wounded Lawmaker at Annual Congressional Baseball Game

Scalise, 51, and three others were wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois opened fire on the lawmakers. The game is underway at Nationals Stadium on what seemed to be a warm but breezy day, where the crowd gave a standing ovation for Rep. Steve Scalise.

Global News US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria
Author: 0 US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

More recently a USA jet shot down a Syrian Air Force jet over the weekend after it struck US -allied forces, marking one of the greatest escalations since the USA entered the Syrian conflict in 2014. The Pentagon said the incident took place near a combat post in A-Tanf where US and coalition "advisers" are stationed in a support capacity to provide services to forces battling the Islamic State terrorist organization.

Author: 0 Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

The U.S. launched 59 missiles at the Shayrat air base in early April in response to a chemical attack that was blamed on the Syrian government and Assad . Meanwhile, the US -backed opposition fighters said Assad's forces have been attacking them in the northern province of Raqqa and warned that if such attacks continue, the fighters will take action.

Global News Runners-up India will take Champions Trophy defeat in stride
Author: 0 Runners-up India will take Champions Trophy defeat in stride

The South Asians arrived in Britain for the eight-team, one-day worldwide tournament as the lowest-ranked side, packed with players still trying to find their feet at the highest level and given little hope of emerging victorious. We dusted ourselves off after the India defeat in Edgbaston and came back superbly. "It's a young team, credit goes to my boys, this tournament can be a great booster for us".

Author: 0 British police release footage showing devastation inside London's Grenfell tower

The figure of 58 are those that are missing and I have to assume are dead. The fire has prompted warnings about fire safety risks in many other council tower blocks built in the same era. Associated Press reported that public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's 600-odd residents.

Global News 7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack
Author: 0 7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when people attend prayers at night. She told neighbors that the van had "run over his legs". In tense and quickly unfolding scenes, a suspect was pinned to the ground by passers-by until police arrived. Pub regular Phil Henry said: "He was kicked out of here, the landlord said, for shouting about Islam".

Author: 0 United States 'downs Iran-made drone' over Syria

Russia , a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, has been providing air cover to the government's offensive since 2015. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that as of Monday, all coalition jets and drones flying west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential targets.

Global News McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea
Author: 0 McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

It says it takes around 2,000 travelers from other countries to North Korea every year, only 20% of whom are American. Secretary Tillerson said in a statement that the US holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment".

Global News Trump Plans to Limit Travel and Investment Into Cuba, Say Officials
Author: 0 Trump Plans to Limit Travel and Investment Into Cuba, Say Officials

Senior administration officials said the impetus for the changes was born from a campaign promise and the concern that the Obama-era policies were contributing to the oppression on the island. Commercial flights, which resumed for the first time in 50 years last summer, will still continue between the US and Cuba. Trump is set to travel on Friday to Miami, where a source close to the deliberations says he will announce a prohibition on "financial transactions" with military-backed ...

Author: 0 Mali security minister: 4 jihadis killed in resort attack

Security forces in Mali have killed at least four extremists after an attack that left two people dead at a spot popular with foreigners, the security minister said. One of victims killed in the attack was a French-Gabonese citizen, while the other has not yet been identified, Traore said. There were no details of casualties but the attack was continuing on Sunday evening.

Author: 0 Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

The news prompted Young Pioneer Tours , the Beijing-based company that organized Warmbier's North Korea trip, to announce it will stop taking US citizens on tours to the country. Warmbier's parents announced their son's death in a statement on Monday evening (19 June), saying that he had been subjected to "awful torturous mistreatment" adding they were glad he "completed his journey home".

Global News McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote
Author: 0 McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

In fact, Republicans have done exactly what they attacked Democrats for doing in 2010: using what they argued was a closed, secretive process for their health care bill. On Tuesday morning, Democrats used a procedural maneuver to block congressional committees from convening during the afternoon session. "This massive piece of legislation that seeks to restructure one-sixth of our economy is being written behind closed doors, without input from anyone", McConnell said, "in an effort to jam ...

Author: 0 McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

Warmbier's death is set to cast a shadow over annual diplomatic and security talks between senior Chinese and USA officials in Washington this week. They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas".

Global News Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 - Team Scalise
Author: 0 Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 - Team Scalise

They want to speak with anyone who had any contact with the gunman, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , who agents say was living out of his white cargo van in the Alexandria area since March of this year. Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee scored in the first inning, enjoying a different sort of adrenaline than the one he experienced Wednesday when he passed by the shooter over bloodied ground to take shelter in a dugout - confessing later that "the fear factor was horrific".

Author: 0 Iran's Administration Backs IRGC Missile Program

Speaking in Washington, the top USA military officer said the two sides were in delicate discussions to lower tensions. Advances by the Syria-Russia-Iran axis offer the USA a way out of a bind over how to handle what follows the retaking of Raqqa.

Global News Protesters of Castile shooting largely cleared from freeway
Author: 0 Protesters of Castile shooting largely cleared from freeway

Yanez, 29, shot Castile , 32, multiple times on July 6, 2016, seconds after the black motorist alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun, during the traffic stop. Police say they got a report that the parade route was being blocked and officers arrived on bicycles. Castile's mother, Valerie Castile , emerged as a calm voice for change after her son's death.

Global News Portugal Forest Fires: Three Days Of Mourning For 61 Victims
Author: 0 Portugal Forest Fires: Three Days Of Mourning For 61 Victims

The period of national mourning ends on Tuesday. More than 2,700 firefighters were still battling Monday to contain several major wildfires in the area northeast of Lisbon , where one blaze that began Saturday killed 63 people, many of them as they tried to flee the flames in their cars.

Author: 0 Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City

Late on Sunday, Iraqi forces dropped almost 500,000 leaflets over the city, warning that they had "started attacking from all directions". Using the loudspeakers, soldiers told IS fighters: You have only this choice: surrender or die .

Author: 0 IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

An Israeli border policewoman and three Palestinians were killed in two simultaneous attacks last night. All three had previously been involved in terror activities and all of them hailed from the West Bank . Layali Othman, 37, from Ramallah said her family received a permit for the holiday and had planned to visit Jaffa and Jerusalem . "A preliminary army intelligence evaluation found no evidence of them belonging to any group, rather they appear to have been a typical popular terror ...

Author: 0 Russian fighter jet flies within 5 feet of USA plane

A separate defense official said the fighter came within five feet of the RC-135 as it flew alongside it for several minutes. The RC-135 reconnaissance plane compares in size to a commercial aircraft and is used to collect all electronic transmissions from a particular area.

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