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Global News ISIS-linked militants attack Philippines village, take hostages
Author: 0 ISIS-linked militants attack Philippines village, take hostages

Still, 30 members of the BIFF remained inside the school compound, and soldiers were pursuing others who escaped, he said. According to military spokesman Brig. Reports, however, quoted BIFF Spokesman Abu Misry Mama as denying the use of the civilians as human shields by the terrorists, adding they took them to remove them from harm's way as they exchanged gunfire with government troops.

Author: 0 EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

Just a month ago, Davis had predicted "the row of the summer" would erupt over how to structure the talks on Brexit . "Our optimism should still be extremely cautious but we have good reason to talk about it". "So, who knows. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". Several other leaders at the summit took up the theme of Lennon's 1971 hit about an end to war and national divisions.

Author: 0 'Trump factor' seen in naming of new Saudi crown prince

The king called on governors and other princes to pledge allegiance to his new heir and ordered a ceremony after night prayers on Wednesday at a royal palace in Makkah . Mohammed Bin Salman obtained a law degree from King Saud University. Following the crisis, Iranian officials had accused the US of setting the scene for the escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis during President Donald Trump's recent trip to the Saudi Arabia .

Author: 0 Republicans win congressional seats in Georgia and SC

Also on Tuesday, a Democratic candidate fell 3 percentage points short of defeating a Republican in the race to fill budget director Mick Mulvaney's House former seat in SC. In his speech, which lasted over an hour, Trump mocked Ossoff and the blow for Democrats, blaming the "Democratic" media for being biased against Handel.

Author: 0 DUP deal with Tories 'must deliver tangible benefits for Northern Ireland'

She made clear she was not offering a full coalition with ministerial jobs for DUP MPs, but was seeking a "confidence and supply" arrangement, under which the smaller party would remain outside Government but would ensure its survival by supporting it on financial measures and no-confidence votes.

Global News Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack
Author: 0 Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack

During a meeting at the White House in February, Trump asked Netanyahu to "hold back on settlements for a little bit", a request seen as part of an effort to build trust with the Palestinians ahead of a renewed push for peace. Hadas Malka , shortly after arriving to Israel on Wednesday in a bid to restart peace talks. And prospects look dim for Kushner and his envoy, Jason Greenblatt .

Global News Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed
Author: 0 Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

Calling Brexit " a pity ", Lithuania's outspoken President Dalia Grybauskaite said: " We need to think about the future, and the sooner we settle the future the better for all of us ". Several other leaders at the summit took up the theme of Lennon's 1971 hit about an end to war and national divisions. "President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, which has over 100,000 citizens in Britain, insisted relations would remain close and tweeted a Motown lyric: "#Brexit: "ain't no mountain high enough".

Global News Mourners in Ohio remember US student held prisoner by North Korea
Author: 0 Mourners in Ohio remember US student held prisoner by North Korea

Separately, Mattis blasted Pyongyang's treatment of Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old student who died on Monday after being evacuated in a coma from detention in North Korea . " While competition between our nations is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable ", Mattis said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to lift measures against South Korean companies taken in ...

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for funeral

One of his former school counselors, who was attending the funeral, told CNN the community had been holding its collective breath while he was imprisoned in North Korea, "praying for a quick release, rallying around the Warmbiers as much as possible".

Global News Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election
Author: 0 Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

Johnson also testified on Wednesday that the Democratic National Committee "did not feel it needed" help from the Department of Homeland Security in identifying the hackers who stole thousands of committee emails. Sanders noted that Trump said during a news conference in January, "I think it was Russian Federation, but I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people".

Global News Jeffrey Donaldson: 'Very Good Chance' Of Tory Deal
Author: 0 Jeffrey Donaldson: 'Very Good Chance' Of Tory Deal

At the heart of the PM's plans is the Repeal Bill which will transfer European Union laws on to the United Kingdom statute book once Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019. The formal State Opening of Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II comes after a string of tragedies which have shaken the nation, and an election on June 8 in which May lost her parliamentary authority.

Global News Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse
Author: 0 Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

Dame Moira Gibb's review criticises ex-Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey. 'An Abuse of Faith, ' a report examining the CoE's response when the first allegations were made in 1992, found that senior clergy had " trivialized " Ball's actions in a bid to save the Church's reputation.

Author: 0 Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

If anti-Trump sentiment is going to work in Democrats' favor, they should have seen a better result in Georgia . A day after the election, Democrats are left with the bitter hope of another tighter-than-usual margin, still searching for a contest where anti-Trump energy and flush campaign coffers actually add up to victory.

Author: 0 U.S. emphasizes shared concerns with China

The discussions were meant to replace a strategic and economic dialogue held annually under the Obama administration. Top diplomats and defense chiefs from the two superpowers, including U.S. South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday said North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive nation and that it had "a heavy responsibility" in the death of a USA university student.

Author: 0 Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

There was some agreement, though, that Democrats, like failed presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton , need to present a clear message if they are going to start winning some elections. There, they fared better than most observers had foreseen. Are there lessons to be learned? Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing spec.

Global News 2 soldiers killed in skirmish with Pakistan's Border Action Team
Author: 0 2 soldiers killed in skirmish with Pakistan's Border Action Team

This was the third BAT action in Poonch this year. The Army said a BAT team comprising five to seven members were 600 metres within India, reported Hinudstan Times . Earlier, today, an infiltration bid was foiled in Kupwara's Keran sector. Prior to that, a BAT attack was carried out on February 18 but there were no casualties in that.

Author: 0 Navalny jailed, 1500 arrested after protests across Russian Federation

Navalny is seeking to highlight alleged corruption within the Russian government, but he is also seeking to promote his bid to run against President Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election. The Moscow demonstration was one of a nationwide day of protests Monday spearheaded by Alexei Navalny , the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most prominent critic.

Global News Aus senator breastfeeds baby while moving motion in Parliament
Author: 0 Aus senator breastfeeds baby while moving motion in Parliament

Local media reported that Water's 3-month-old daughter Alia Joy has been a regular visitor to the senate chamber in Canberra since May, and had previously made history as the first baby to be breastfed in federal parliament . She said: "You wouldn't start feeding your child if you worked on a supermarket check-out". Despite the changes to provide parliamentarians more access to nurse their children in the workplace, Waters still believes more can be done.

Global News Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel
Author: 0 Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

Johnson faces questions on june 21, 2017, about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election as the House intelligence committee presses ahead with its investigation . "I'm actually disputing it somewhat, because I talked to Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the hearing, and she basically said no one came to her", the California Democrat told Jake Tapper on CNN .

Author: 0 Vehicle rams police van on Paris' Champs Elysees

A vehicle with all doors and trunk opened is pictured in a Police sealed off area of the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris , on June 19, 2017, after a auto crashed into a police van before bursting into flames, with the driver being armed, probe sources said.

Author: 0 DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory

May has faced pressure, including from several senior party figures, to water down her plans to make a clean break with the European Union after she failed to win a clear majority at a snap election earlier this month. "Determined to deliver the best Brexit deal", she said. "Lets make 21st June, the day of the Queens speech A DAY OF RAGE , a day we shut down London, a declaration that there will be no peace until this government is brought down", event organisers the Movement for Justice ...

Author: 0 North Korea in the spotlight at high-level US-China talks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis will be meeting China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army Fang Fenghui . Mr Geng said: "Through the joint efforts of China and Asean, the South China Sea situation has stabilised, and the South China Sea issue has returned to the right track of negotiation and peaceful resolution".

Author: 0 Washington will continue to pressure North Korea: White House

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office was still conferring on Tuesday with doctors at a Cincinnati hospital who were treating Otto Warmbier , 22, before reaching any conclusions about his death a day earlier, investigator Daryl Zornes said.

Global News Egypt Supplies Gaza with Fuel to Generate Electricity
Author: 0 Egypt Supplies Gaza with Fuel to Generate Electricity

The aid ship was dispatched by the state-run Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and made an approximately 40-hour journey before docking at the Ashdod port, north of Gaza. The Islamists seized control of Gaza from Abbas' Fatah movement in a near civil war in 2007 and multiple attempts at reconciliation have failed. Earlier, spokesman for Gaza's Electricity Distribution Corporation Muhammad Thabet said Israel had reduced the distribution of electricity from the Al Shaaf network, ...

Author: 0 Five missing after Grenfell Tower fire found 'safe and well'

A woman walks by missing person posters near The Grenfell Tower block, destroyed by fire, on Friday. Cundy said he would be "looking at all criminal offenses that might have been committed by any individual or any organization". "Some of them are poor, some may come from deprived backgrounds, some of them may be asylum seekers and refugees", he said. Workers will hold a muinute's silence at 11am to remember the 58 people confirmed to have died in the horrific blaze at the 23-storey tower ...

Global News IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul
Author: 0 IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The Iraqis called the 45m leaning minaret al-Hadba, or "the hunchback". IS militants who occupied Mosul in June of 2014 had targeted the minaret in the past. FILE - In this February 4, 2003 file photo, an electrician works on the roof of a shop in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Gen. Joseph Martin, commander of the coalition's ground component, said in a statement.

Global News USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky
Author: 0 USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

Meanwhile, in northern Syria, the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa is now under siege by coalition-backed Kurdish forces, who, like most of the militias supported by the US -led coalition as part of Operation Inherent Resolve , are considered an enemy of the regime.

Author: 0 Iran to respond more decisively to terrorist attacks on its soil: Rouhani

Also on Sunday, Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps launched six mid-range missiles at targets in Syria, hoping to punish ISIS forces responsible for the terror attacks in Teheran two weeks ago. The strike also followed the passage of a new round of sanctions against Iran's missile program by Congress on Thursday. Iran's onslaught on the MEK came following the MEK's launch of more than a dozen mortar attacks around Tehran .

Author: 0 MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long awaited move

The inclusion brings to an end a period of intense market scrutiny after MSCI made a decision to keep the A-shares out of its benchmarks over the past three years, and promises greater access to local heavyweights including liquor maker Kweichow Moutai , SAIC Motor and Poly Real Estate Group.

Author: 0 What was Queen's Speech missing? Donald Trump

Boosted by his general election gains, Mr Corbyn said Labour was "a government in waiting". May has resisted calls to resign and is hoping for the support of the DUP's 10 MPs to boost her tally of 317 seats in the 650-seat parliament , but a deal has proved elusive so far.

Author: 0 Brexit talks begin in Brussels

David denied any retreat by his government , noting that "both sets of dialogue will continue once the European Union 27 will agree that divorce talks have reached "sufficient progress". In addition to the one-day talks, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be in Brussels later in the week for an EU Council summit. He hailed that the the first session was "important", "open", and "useful indeed to start off on the right foot as the clock is ticking".

Author: 0 Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen's Speech

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and a string of terror attacks, the Prime Minister also announced plans for a Civil Disaster Reaction Taskforce and a new Commission for Countering Extremism, as well as a review of counter-terror strategy and the creation of an independent public advocate to act on behalf of bereaved families.

Author: 0 Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

The two charges of fraud which he is pleading guilty to carry an eight-month prison sentence each, but under Spanish law, a first-time offender is not required to serve time in jail for a sentence below two years. The Argentine winger admitted of evading tax after a settlement was agreed between the former Real Madrid midfielder's lawyers and the public prosecutor on Wednesday (June 21).

Author: 0 Brussels bomber was Moroccan national aged 36

A witness who was inside Brussels Central Station said he heard two explosions and then heard someone yell " Allahu Akbar! " twice, followed by heavy gunfire. The suspect was known to police but had not been linked to terrorism, reports said. No one else was injured in the explosion, which occurred around 8:30 p.m.

Author: 0 Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict amid its support of embattled President Bashar Assad .

Author: 0 Trump says China has failed over North Korea

The session came a day after President Donald Trump tweeted Chinese efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed, raising new doubts about his administration's strategy for countering the threat from North Korea . "Considering these facts and this tragic outcome we will no longer be organizing tours for USA citizens to North Korea ". But plans changed after the coroner's office decided at the family's urging not to conduct an autopsy, instead limiting its examination to an ...

Global News Egypt court votes against transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Egypt court votes against transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia

The arrests came as Egyptians took to the streets to protest an agreement to hand over control of two islands to Saudi Arabia. While the Egyptian authorities say that the Islands are originally Saudi but they were administered by Egypt in 1949 in light of the Arab-Israeli tension, critics are rebutting this claim and say that the deal was sealed in exchange for money.