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Author: 0 Two US soldiers killed and two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the militants claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack took place in restive Achin district of Nangarhar, said Attaullah Khugyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar. More U.S. soldiers may be heading to Afghanistan. United States and coalition casualties in Afghanistan have become rarer, falling dramatically since the Afghan government assumed responsibility for combat operations in 2014.

World DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached
Author: 0 DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to Northern Ireland for support in forming a new minority government now that her Conservative Party has lost its majority in Parliament. In the wake of last year's Brexit referendum, called and lost by Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain's Conservative party took a long time to reorganize itself before it finally triggered the Brexit negotiations on March 29.

Author: 0 British police arrest another London bridge terror suspect

Among the outlets taking part are restaurants around Borough Market , where attackers stabbed five people to death after mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge , killing three. "You should not even look at anything a little bit unusual on the internet, you should see the right people and do the right things and it seemed like he was doing it", according to audio of her group interview provided by the ANSA news agency.

Author: 0 London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck, police say

It was the third deadly attack in Britain in three months. Met Police confirmed to CNN that Butt was out on bail at the time of the attacks, having been arrested in a low-level fraud offense in October 2016. He is thought to have driven the van, with Redouane and Zaghba in the back. London Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command conducted a raid in east London that resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old man on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or ...

World Gadhafi's son released from more than 5 years of detention
Author: 0 Gadhafi's son released from more than 5 years of detention

Saif al-Islam was the most prominent of Gaddafi's eight children, al Jazeera reports . With mediation efforts of the global community, political rivals signed a UN-sponsored peace agreement in December 2015 which led to the establishment of the Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and based in Tripoli.

World Trump says USA is committed to mutual support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies
Author: 0 Trump says USA is committed to mutual support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies

In subsequent days and weeks, the White House has attempted to downplay the controversy, saying the president's attendance at NATO headquarters itself symbolized his commitment to the mutual defense treaty. The final version of Trump's May 23 speech featured a line describing Washington's commitment to Article 5 as "unwavering", Politico reported on Tuesday, a line Trump did not ultimately deliver.

World Turnbull wants changes to parole after shootout
Author: 0 Turnbull wants changes to parole after shootout

But when the 36-year-old Colombian woman arrived, Khayre killed the building's concierge, a 36-year-old Chinese-Australian man, and took her hostage. He killed one man in the lobby of an apartment building in Melbourne, and held a female escort hostage of several hours.

World BJP Plays Out Its Farmer, Dalit Agenda As Agrarian Stir Spreads
Author: 0 BJP Plays Out Its Farmer, Dalit Agenda As Agrarian Stir Spreads

He later climbed on a bike to make his way to Mandsaur where he is expected to meet the family of five farmers killed in police firing on Tuesday. Rahul Gandhi walked for close to 100 metres before entering Madhya Pradesh from Dalia village in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district and was arrested when he forcefully entered the field, inspite of police officials pushing him back.

Author: 0 Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift

The countries also said they would eject Qatar's diplomats. A company source later said the network was combating a large-scale cyber attack but remained operational, and Qatar's official state TV said it had shut down its website temporarily after facing hacking attempts.

World UK PM May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll
Author: 0 UK PM May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll

Here are five key takeaways. Pressed by host David Dimbleby, Corbyn then ruled out using nuclear weapons first in a conflict and refused to be drawn on whether he would be prepared to use them as a retaliatory measure. We've had seven years of a Conservative government, seven years of austerity has failed. He said: "I do find it incredibly concerning that you wouldn't commit to doing that - it's our safety that you have to look out for first and foremost".

Author: 0 Netanyahu: Israel to keep security control over West Bank

It proved to our enemies that we are not a nation of drifting sands". "On 14 May 1948, the State of Israel was born". Separately on Tuesday, at a conference hosted by the Israeli Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, Netanyahu said , "I came to tell you that the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty".

Author: 0 Qatari blacklist not an 'escalation' of crisis, UAE official says

Ghobas, one of the most eloquent exponents of UAE thinking, insisted the new anti-Qatar alliance was not planning a military invasion or externally enforced regime change. The prosecutor said that the decision was made in response to Qatar's aggressive and irresponsible policies in the region. But in some of the strongest comments yet, Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, reportedly told the Saudi newspaper Mecca he doubted whether Qatar would change its ...

World S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch
Author: 0 S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

The Japanese government also confirmed the missile launches, according to the Kyodo news agency. Tension is high on the Korean peninsula as the North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago, showing gradual upgrade in its missile capabilities .

World Stockpile Hike Leads to Plunging Oil Prices
Author: 0 Stockpile Hike Leads to Plunging Oil Prices

Oil prices dipped on Wednesday, with Brent crude futures around $50 per barrel, as fuel markets remained oversupplied, although tension in the Middle East and falling US inventories lent some support. Gasoline futures tumbled four per cent to US$1.4921 a gallon, lowest since May 10, as rising inventories fed worries about weak demand. But analysts saw a risk that rivalries between OPEC members could weaken the production cut agreement.

World Trump stalls on Paris climate agreement
Author: 0 Trump stalls on Paris climate agreement

Last weekend President Trump left the G7 summit in Sicily without reaffirming his commitment to the accord, unlike the other six world leaders in attendance. Trump has previously denied its existence, believing that it was a "hoax" made up by China . The accord includes a withdrawal process that would take until at least November 2020 to complete, and in that time, Trump could change his mind.

Author: 0 After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

In a statement, they said they believed one of the suspects was Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, a British citizen who was born in Pakistan and known to MI5, the agency that deals with internal security. Crowds gathered by London's beloved Tower Bridge on Monday - many Muslims among them - to grieve for the victims of the city's second attack in three months.

World Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

If the Scottish National Party wins the most seats in Scotland at a June 8 election, Prime Minister Theresa May's refusal to agree to a second independence referendum will be unsustainable, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday.

World South Africa fancy chances against Sri Lanka
Author: 0 South Africa fancy chances against Sri Lanka

Du Plessis and Amla weren't going to miss out. Pradeep could have sent back du Plessis in the 17th over had Malinga not dropped a catch at fine leg after he pulled a short delivery. As Sri Lanka were bowled out for 203 in 41.3 overs, giving South Africa the win by 96 runs to open their account in the tournament this year.

World United Kingdom police name third man behind London terror attack
Author: 0 United Kingdom police name third man behind London terror attack

Of the eight people killed, British authorities have publicly identified two other individuals, both Australian nationals: Kirsty Boden, as confirmed Tuesday by NHS England, and Sara Zelenak, as confirmed Wednesday by police. "She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death". "[His] house was also raided and family members questioned", the source said.

World Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April
Author: 0 Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

For Saudi Arabia, the moment Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to congratulate him on his re-election late last month, shots had been fired. As Kuwait's emir shuttled between Gulf capitals for talks, U.S. president Donald Trump offered to host a White House meeting if necessary, in a change of heart from his initial support for the Saudi-led boycott.

World 10000 evacuated, 4 dead as fires engulf South African town
Author: 0 10000 evacuated, 4 dead as fires engulf South African town

Huge waves slam into the promenade during heavy storms in the Sea Point neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa . Clinton Manuel, Knysna's fire chief, said his teams were struggling to contain numerous fires. On Thursday, South Africans searched for information on the death of Johann Botha and the fires in Knysna. The Western Cape Government said that before dawn on Thursday, the united Incident Command Centre was assessing damage to nearly 20 suburbs.

Author: 0 Modi's veiled message to Pakistan on terror at SCO

The prime minister hoped that India's entry into the SCO family will give a new momentum to the grouping in dealing with terrorism. Expressing gratitude to the member countries for supporting Pakistan's permanent membership to the organization, he said it is a historic day for Pakistan to become the full member of the organization.

World UK Election 2017: May fall short of majority in June
Author: 0 UK Election 2017: May fall short of majority in June

The BBC/ITV/SKY poll predicted a far closer result than the pre-election polls had, suggesting that the Conservatives might take the largest share of the overall vote but find themselves 12 seats short of a majority. Political turmoil in Britain is the worst-case scenario for European Union leaders who want to press ahead quickly with Brexit talks. According to British media, the results are a humiliation for May, who chose to call the election to try to strengthen her hand in talks ...