January 23, 2018

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Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler


The police chief said the family's account corroborated the belief that "this is not an act of terrorism". Security footages showed Carlos, armed with an assault rifle, stormed into the building, fired shots at televisions, torched gambling tables and slot machines and stole gambling chips worth P113 million, before he forcibly entered a hotel room, where he committed self-immolation and shot himself. Read More »

Manchester bomber met with operates of ISIS unit in Libya

The man was taken into custody on "suspicion of (offenses) contrary to the terrorism act", the Greater Manchester Police said Saturday on Twitter. Bomber Salman Abedi's father and brother are also in detention in Libya, where authorities say the two brothers were both part of the ISIL which claimed responsibility for the attack. Read More »

Australia launches terror probe after deadly Melbourne siege

Once the woman arrived at the address, Khayre killed the building's 36-year-old Chinese-Australian concierge and took her hostage. "There have been too many cases of people on parole committing violent offences of this kind", Mr Malcolm Turnbull told reporters. Read More »

PM Modi meets Spanish King Felipe VI at The Palace of Zarzuela

Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit Spain since Narasimha Rao's trip to the country in 1992. Modi is set for a ceremonial welcome at the Chancellery, the office of the German Chancellor, following which he will hold formal talks with Merkel as part of the India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations [IGC] tomorrow. Read More »

Trump to keep USA embassy in Tel Aviv

One senior administration official told CNN: "As you have seen the President say, in the region and here in Washington , he thinks this is a hopeful moment for peace and he has committed his administration to try to facilitate progress towards peace and for that reason, he signed the waiver". Read More »

Islamic State group claims responsibility for London attack


Hannah Stuart, author of Islamist Terrorism, a definitive analysis of United Kingdom attacks and offences, said: "Al-Muhajiroun is obviously very well known to both the police and to MI5". "If you start taking them off these platforms, all of a sudden you don't know who they are and what they're doing, and it'll drive them to more underground areas", he said . Read More »

What Crimes Could Jared Kushner Have Committed? Judge Nap Weighs In

Hope Hicks, director of strategic communications in the White House, provided a statement to CBS News. One White House official said the goal is to "segregate" Trump's PR defense from the administration's policy agenda. On Saturday, just after returning from his first presidential trip overseas, the Republican asserted that articles which include "sources say" are often based on non-existent sources. Read More »

1-Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE sever ties to Qatar over "terrorism"

Bahrain today alos announced cutting diplomatic ties citing ongoing attempts to destabilize security in the country . Saudi media viciously attacked Qatar, accusing it of having "betrayed" the other Arab countries particularly at a time when they had attempted to stage a show of "unity" against Iran in a much-publicized and extravagant series of events in Riyadh. Read More »

Infiltration down by 45 % after surgical strikes: Rajnath Singh


Avoiding a direct answer to a query on the use of the human shield when a man was tied to an Indian Army jeep for hours to stop stone-pelters, Singh said, the force is doing its job. Singh said the Kashmir problem has been there since 1947 and cannot be resolved in a few months. "Hum kya karenge usey dekhte jaiye (Just keep watching what we do)", Singh said when asked to broadly define the "permanent solution", which he initially spoke about in India Today interview last week. Read More »

Champions Trophy: England chase down Bangladesh's 305 with ease

Root had treatment soon after his mishap and appeared to take painkillers. England's next game in the competition is against New Zealand on June 6. Not known as a big-hitter, Root later lofted Rubel Hossain for a straight six and ended the match with a four off Mossadek Hossain. "(Back then) they could start hitting from the word go. Read More »

French president names mix of faces to left-right government


After naming conservative Edouard Philippe from the Republicans party as prime minister earlier this week, Macron tapped outgoing Socialist defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian as foreign minister and minister for Europe . He is mayor of the northern port of Le Havre and an MP for the region since 2012 who studied at the same universities as Macron and shares many of his views on the economy and social issues. Read More »

White House communications director resigns amid tensions

The president suggested that the conversation had occurred when he retweeted a Fox News story this morning on the incident. Aside from Kasowitz, the White House is considering bringing on old campaign hands to help manage the fallout. Another White House member, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly , also defended Kushner's use of back-channel communications with Russian Federation on ABC's "This Week": " Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations ... Read More »

Australia unlikely to pick pace quartet for Champions Trophy opener

Selection remains a quandary but coach Mike Hesson has no doubt how New Zealand must play if they are to tip up Australia in their opening match at the Champions Trophy in England. But they successful chased 357 to beat Sri Lanka in a warm-up game at Edgbaston on Tuesday, with opener Martin Guptill - described by captain Kane Williamson as "possibly our best white-ball cricketer" - making 116 off 76 balls. Read More »

White House communications director Mike Dubke resigns

Dubke's last day as White House communications director has not been set yet, officials said. A Republican consultant, Mr Dubke joined the White House team in February after campaign aide Jason Miller - Mr Trump's original choice for communications director - withdrew from the White House team. Read More »

Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over "covfefe": a freaky word apparently created by the president. He says Trump is best served by having staff around him who know him well. #Covfefe quickly became a trending topic, and a quick check on GoDaddy revealed the domain name covfefe .com was already taken. Covfefe is not now a word in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Read More »

US says test shows missile defenses outpacing ICBM threat

The Pentagon's oft-criticised missile defence program has scored a triumph, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting USA territory from a North Korean attack. The California test came as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said the Trump administration believed Beijing was using back channels with North Korea in an attempt to get it to stop missile and nuclear tests. Read More »

Men probing Ivanka Trump brands in China arrested, missing

The men were working with a USA nonprofit to publish a report next month alleging low pay , excessive overtime and possible misuse of student labor, according to China Labor Watch executive director Li Qiang, who lost contact with the investigators over the weekend. Read More »

Artist Places Urinating Dog Statue Near 'Fearless Girl' Statue


Ultimately, he worries that the Fearless Girl will be seen as comparable to the Wall Street bull, which was funded by Di Modica himself. "I made a decision to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue, exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull", he told the New York Post . Read More »

Watch The Bachelorette season 13, episode 2 online

Peter got the first one-on-one date . If anyone has any doubts about Lucas' real motives, he seems more excited about the chance to ask Ashton Kutcher to try a " whaboom " for the cameras than winning. This time around, we've got a insane ex-girlfriend to contend with (though I'm sure the situation is a lot more nuanced than that ), and you know it's going to take at least 10 commercial breaks for ABC to allow that mess happen, so let's get into it. Read More »

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate


The main aim of the Group of Seven summit in Taormina concerning migrants is to maintain a unity of intent, European Council President Donald Tusk told a press conference before the start of the meeting Friday. Marcon and Trump were both attending a G-7 summit for the first time. "We had a very good discussion about the importance of this issue of climate change and about how we address this issue of climate change", May said. Read More »

Trump, Macron engage in a little handshake diplomacy


Needless to say, the businessman-turned-President always attempts to imply that he holds more power. A similar photo-op during a meeting between Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House spurred some embarrassing global headlines when the US President seemingly ignore repeated media prompts to shake the German leader's hand. Read More »

Former Greek PM Papademos treated for minor injuries from letter bomb

Papademos, who served as an independent interim prime minister between November 2011 and May 2012, was injured in an explosion on Thursday afternoon, after opening a booby-trapped envelope while riding in his vehicle. The government described the blast as a terrorist attack. He was Greek central bank governor from 1994-2002 and vice-president of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010. Read More »

Wont accept ICJ order, will take case to logical end

Senior Advocate Harish Salve said India's case on Kulbhushan Jadhav has been emboldened and invigorated with the first round of victory at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Terming the ICJ decision [temporarily staying Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution] a "setback", Shah said the government's negligence is evident. "I am shocked as to why Pakistan went there and presented their position and gave it in such a rush", he said. Read More »