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Global Philadelphia Officer Shoots, Kills Dirt Bike Rider During Stop
Author: 0 Philadelphia Officer Shoots, Kills Dirt Bike Rider During Stop

Ross said the two witnesses in the police vehicle heard the officer order the man not to draw his gun and saw him do it anyway. Ross had said Thursday night that part of the encounter was caught on surveillance video, showing the male running away when he was struck by one of the bullets.

Global U.S. test-fires interceptor at intercontinental ballistic missile
Author: 0 U.S. test-fires interceptor at intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea's weapons program is advancing at an accelerated pace, as the reclusive regime has tested at least three new ballistic missiles this year. The missile tested Monday was controlled by a precision guidance system, and Kim has ordered even more powerful strategic weapons. According to Pentagon officials, no more than half of the tests carried out by the Department of Defense have so far been successful.

Author: 0 India favours constructive dialogue amid Qatar-Gulf rift

The biggest United States air base in the Middle East is in Qatar and around 10,000 personnel work there in support of several allied operations in Iraq, Syria and around the region. Qatar is the regional headquarters for U.S. Central Command and home to some 10,000 American troops, NPR's Scott Horsley has reported . Qatar saw an alliance with the Brotherhood and its movement as a hedge against dominance by Saudi Arabia; Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates saw the same forces as ...

Author: 0 Afghan soldier kills to USA soldiers

A U.S. air strike killed two Afghan Border Police soldiers in Helmand province on Friday night. The shooting occurred in Achin district, where US special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against Islamic State and Taliban militants, Khogyani said, according to Reuters.

Author: 0 Theresa May pledges a new government based on 'certainty'

It now holds 318 seats. Theresa May has revealed she hopes to form an alliance with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) that would enable her to form a government . In Brussels, home of the European Union, there was a mix of puzzlement, confusion and frustration over the chaos of British politics. The right wing party has a long-running relationship with the Tories, and is heavily critical of Labour's Corbyn.

Author: 0 Trump blasts Comey as a 'leaker' in first tweet since testimony

Asked on Friday which version she would believe, Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said it was possible Comey misremembered or misinterpreted some of their exchanges. Those written statements were released on Wednesday. It was for the most part a just-the-facts description of events, so precise that Sen. And despite the dramatic testimony , Sanders tried to downplay the significance.

Global Erdogan Ratifies Deployment of Turkish Troops to Qatar
Author: 0 Erdogan Ratifies Deployment of Turkish Troops to Qatar

Mr Tillerson also said the blockade by Qatar's neighbours was "hindering United States military action in the region and the campaign against Isis ". But he also encouraged Qatar, adding, "We want you back among the unity of responsible nations". Earlier this week, Trump invited the emir of Qatar to the White House , telling the leader he would help resolve the dispute.

Global Snap polls fallout: Theresa May's closest advisers resign
Author: 0 Snap polls fallout: Theresa May's closest advisers resign

He said the Conservatives' failure to win was not due to a lack of support for Theresa May and the Conservatives but due to an "unexpected surge" of support for Labour. May is fighting for her political life after calling the snap general election in order to strengthen her parliamentary majority ahead of Brexit talks.

Author: 0 Police raid sees 20th arrest made in London Bridge attack probe

Eight people were killed when on June 3, a truck driven by Pakistan-born Khurram Shazad Butt, Moroccan-origin Rachid Redouane and Moroccon-Italian Yousef Zaghba, rammed into pedestrians at the London Bridge . Given the relative sophistication of the device detonated in the Manchester arena and the fact it contained the high explosive TATP, which is tricky to make, investigators believe Abedi likely received bomb-making training at some point in Libya, and are looking into whether he could ...

Author: 0 Tehran: Attackers Were Iranian and Fought With ISIS

As the parliament attack unfolded, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini's mausoleum on Tehran's southern outskirts. It suggested there were only five attackers rather than the six originally reported . "Iranian people reject such USA claims of friendship", Zarif tweeted . Yet Tehran has been active in the fight against Islamic State, another stated priority of the administration.

Author: 0 London attackers had Molotov cocktails, tried to hire truck

Police also said they had made a fresh arrest on Tuesday, detaining a 27-year-old man in Barking , east London . In Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months, three men on Saturday rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before running into the Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people indiscriminately.

Author: 0 Afghan mosque shooting kills three civilians; govt declares national day of mourning

Three Afghan civilians were killed and nine others injured in a shooting at a mosque in Paktia province, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. Two U.S. No group has claimed responsibility yet for the incident, reports Xinhua news agency. American troops, including Special Forces, also carry out separate counterterrorism missions.

Author: 0 Theresa May Heads to Buckingham Palace in Bid to Form Government

But can she do it? Theresa May defeated her hard left Socialist opponent, Jeremy Corbyn , whose big government , high tax, heavy spending agenda promised to return the United Kingdom to the dark days of the 1970s, when Britain's economy was dubbed the "sick man" of Europe.

Author: 0 Enhance connectivity without infringing sovereignty: Modi at SCO

He said the SCO provided the member states a platform for shared prosperity and connectivity and to overcome terrorism and extremism, poverty and unemployment and tackle climate change and water security. PM Modi's remarks assume significance as they came weeks after India boycotted the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing where 29 world leaders participated.

Author: 0 Theresa May's top aides resign after UK election

Timothy, who was special adviser to Theresa May when she was Secretary of State at the Home Office and also worked on her election campaign, was appointed Joint Chief of Staff previous year in July. "I want to place on record my sorrow for the Conservative Members of Parliament who lost their seats, several of whom are close friends". In a hint that curbing immigration could become a lower priority than safeguarding the economy she said: "It is about making sure that put free trade at ...

Global Spaniard died of stab wounds in London attack
Author: 0 Spaniard died of stab wounds in London attack

Reaction to the attack has dominated the final days of campaigning before Thursday's general election, with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and others criticizing May for cutting police numbers by roughly 20,000 during her tenure as home secretary.

Author: 0 Tillerson Urges Nations To End Blockade Against Qatar

He also pointedly asked Saudi Arabia and others to ease their blockade on Qatar . Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Friday described the blockade as a violation of worldwide law and sad there was an attempt to mobilise global opinion against Qatar.

Global Bill Cosby lawyer takes aim at Andrea Constand
Author: 0 Bill Cosby lawyer takes aim at Andrea Constand

On one of those occasions, she said , Cosby tried to unbutton her trousers but she told him, "I'm not here for that". He arrived at the courthouse Wednesday accompanied by actress Sheila Frazier, who starred with him in the 1978 comedy "California Suite", and Frazier's husband, John Atchison, a celebrity hairstylist whose clients include Cosby and his wife, Camille.

Author: 0 UK Labour Party to seek to form govt

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the Prime Minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with Democratic Unionist Party . DUP leader Arlene Foster has refused to give premature promises, noting that she has always found it quite hard to work with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn .

Author: 0 Theresa May aims to form government, despite lost majority

The Tories failed to win enough seats in Thursday's election to form a government but a promise of support from the DUP could allow them to lead the country. "It has made the possibility of successful talks more remote", said Naomi Long, leader of the non-sectarian Alliance Party. The DUP made its position clear in the election campaign that it wanted a Tory government.

Author: 0 Lies, defamation, tapes, leaks: Highlights from Comey's testimony

It's a discrepancy that a recording could resolve, if one exists. Trump won't rule out his previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey. Comey, who was sacked in May, said this assessment was a "high-confidence judgment" of the entire American intelligence community. However, "there is the oath of office that obligates agents to uphold and enforce the law, which is a more general obligation", said former US attorney Kendall Coffey, who agreed that there is no ...

Global Third London Bridge Attacker Identified
Author: 0 Third London Bridge Attacker Identified

British police said that they had recovered a body from the Thames river believed to be that of 45-year-old Frenchman Xavier Thomas, missing since the night of the attack . Police RAIDS sweep across the capital looking for terror suspects in connection to the London Bridge terror attack . All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges.

Author: 0 Sturgeon has 'lost the plot' over independence plans

When Sturgeon announced her intention to hold another vote on independence at the beginning of March, the first minister specifically laid out a plan to hold the vote between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. She said the win would add weight to the SNP's victory in the Scottish election past year and a vote in the Scottish parliament giving her a fresh mandate to seek a new referendum.

Global Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed
Author: 0 Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

But in the 2017 election, the first result in Scotland went to Labour as the party won Rutherglen and Hamilton West. The First Minister said she was "disappointed" by the results, which saw both depute leader Angus Robertson and former first minister Alex Salmond dramatically defeated by the Conservatives .

Author: 0 Terrorist financing at heart of Qatar crisis, says UAE minister

Doha , for its part, strenuously denies the accusations against it, describing recent moves to diplomatically isolate it as "unjustified". But UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told Reuters in an interview that addressing financing for terrorist groups was the prime motive.

Global Displaced by ISIS Terrorists as CBN Relief Reaches Philippine War Zone
Author: 0 Displaced by ISIS Terrorists as CBN Relief Reaches Philippine War Zone

The battle for Marawi City has raised concerns that the ultra-radical jihadist group is building a regional base on the island of Mindanao, at the southern end of the Philippines. The removal of Brigadier-General Nixon Fortes as commander of the army brigade in Marawi City and his replacement with his deputy, Colonel Generoso Ponio, was not related to the battle that has raged in the city, the spokesman said.

Author: 0 Did Russian Hackers Create Qatar's Diplomatic Disaster?

Trump even suggested a White House meeting among Gulf officials to resolve the crisis. From the perspective of US strategic interests, the desired outcome is eventual reconciliation among these regional partners, and the Saudi-led collective has sufficient leverage to achieve that without the USA further isolating Qatar and embroiling itself in a thorny regional dispute.

Global These are the victims of the London terror attack
Author: 0 These are the victims of the London terror attack

Saturday's attack saw three men, wearing fake suicide vests, mow down pedestrians on London Bridge , before slashing and stabbing revellers in Borough Market , a haunt for late-night bars and restaurants. Youssef Zaghba is said to have told Italian police "I'm going to be a terrorist" when he was stopped trying to travel to Syria past year. The Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the IS group, said the attacks were carried out by "a detachment of fighters from Islamic State".

Global Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses
Author: 0 Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses

However, the Scottish Tory leader conceded the Prime Minister had not been given the mandate she sought. And SNP sources said last night they were expecting to lose Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, Callum Kerr's seat, to the Tories. Ms Sturgeon appealed for MPs of all parties to "join together to keep the United Kingdom and Scotland in the European single market". Sturgeon went on to point out that the SNP is still likely to remain Britain's third biggest party in the House of ...

Global Polls debacle leaves United Kingdom govt in minority
Author: 0 Polls debacle leaves United Kingdom govt in minority

British newspapers summed it up in a word: "Mayhem". Conservative legislator Nigel Evans said the departure of the two aides was "a start", but there needed to be changes to the way the government functioned in the wake of the campaign.

Global Comey: Loretta Lynch Attempted to Influence Clinton Email Investigation
Author: 0 Comey: Loretta Lynch Attempted to Influence Clinton Email Investigation

The seven-minute exchange had many scratching their heads and at one point even Comey said "I'm a little confused senator". "In an ultimately conclusive way, that was the thing that capped it for me", Comey testified. "In other words, we're complete, the investigation of anything former Secretary Clinton had to do with the campaign is over, and we don't have to worry about it anymore?" The email controversy dogged Mrs Clinton's presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Six dead in Florida workplace shooting

Fiamma Awning is six miles away. Demings said deputies are unsure why Neumann chose Monday as the day to carry out his attack, but that it was obvious he had deliberately thought the murders through and had a plan of action in place prior to entering the business, the Orlando Sentinel reported .

Author: 0 'No Plans to Change THAAD which is Agreed Under Alliance'

North Korea's previous ballistic missile firing was at the end of May when the regime of Kim Jong-un has alleged that its had been a successful test of a precision-guided system as it was known to be in pursuit of developing an "aircraft carrier killer", i.e.an anti-ship ballistic missile.

Author: 0 Iran's top diplomat says White House statement on Tehran attack is 'repugnant'

Authorities said the death count had risen to 17 and scores were wounded. "Rightly or wrongly, the perception inside Iran is going to be that Saudi Arabia is behind the attack", said Handjani. President Donald Trump in a statement suggested that Iran bears some culpability for attacks in its capital. Meanwhile Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that contradictions between the White House statement and the US Senate's anti-Iran sanctions is atrocious.

Author: 0 Comey testifies under oath, Trump lashes back: He said vs he said

Comey said a decision was made not report to Sessions a February 14 White House meeting where Trump pressed the director to drop the FBI's inquiry into Flynn, whom Trump fired for withholding information about his contacts with foreign governments.

Global Police Identify Two London Attackers
Author: 0 Police Identify Two London Attackers

One of the attackers, Khuram Shazad Butt , was on authorities' radar and even appeared in a 2016 television documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ". Le Drian said a third French citizen remained missing following the attack. An Italian investigative source said Zaghba was a Moroccan-Italian whose mother lived in the northern Italian city of Bologna.

Global Japan enacts law allowing Emperor to abdicate
Author: 0 Japan enacts law allowing Emperor to abdicate

But now he's 83 and previous year, he expressed concerns his age may someday make it hard for him to continue to do so. According to legend, Japan's monarchy originated 2,700 years ago with the goddess Amaterasu, a female deity said to be the nation's first emperor.

Author: 0 Donald Tusk warns Theresa May there is 'no time to lose'

Elsewhere in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron wants things to move along, while German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel hopes a United Kingdom government "is formed quickly". Business leaders are demanding a new direction for Brexit negotiations in reaction to the General Election. "This will allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone in this country, securing a new partnership with the European Union which ...

Author: 0 Romanian President: We're Increasing Our NATO Contribution Because of Trump

He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House. After reporters pressed again, Trump said he would disclose that "in a very short period of time". Trump's comment tracked with Republican talking points about the hearing, where the Republican National Committee and White House urged surrogates to emphasize the fact that Comey clearly said the President was never an explicit subject ...

Global Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar
Author: 0 Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for USA military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. He said he had decided, along with Tillerson and "our great generals and military people, the time had come to call on Qatar to end that funding. and its extremist ideology".

Global Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dead at 83
Author: 0 Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dead at 83

Panopoulos was from Greece , but immigrated to Canada at the age of 20 in 1954. Earlier this year, Mr Panapoulos told the BBC about the experiment that lead to the creation of what would become the most controversial pizza topping on the menu.

Global Korea Conducted Missile Test in Anju, not Pukchang
Author: 0 Korea Conducted Missile Test in Anju, not Pukchang

Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan have counter claims. The UN Security Council first imposed sanctions on Pyongyang in 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear tests and two long-range missile launches.

Author: 0 As ISIS retreats in Syria, US and Iran scramble for control

They are advancing in the direction of Boukamal, according to Col. Gen, Sergei Surovikin, the commander of Russian forces in Syria. Victory for Syrian and Iran-backed forces there would give Tehran control of a large swath of the Syrian-Iraqi border, securing a land route through Iraq and southeast Syria to Damascus in the southwest, and on to its proxy, Hezbollah, in Lebanon.

Author: 0 Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar

Aircraft that fly out of Qatar - including fighter jets, drones and refueling planes - can be relocated to a number of other bases in the region including in Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait and Bahrain and off aircraft carriers, the officials said. Meanwhile Kuwait's ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah continued a regional effort to mediate the crisis, shuttling from the UAE en route to Qatar on Wednesday evening, a Kuwaiti diplomat told Reuters .

Global Afghanistan cancels cricket series with Pakistan after Kabul attack
Author: 0 Afghanistan cancels cricket series with Pakistan after Kabul attack

Two senior Afghan officials confirmed that a list had been drawn up of prisoners, all convicted members of the Taliban or the Haqqani network , but said no order had been signed. The attack struck the busy neighborhood in the capital city just before 8:30 a.m. local time, during Kabul's morning commute. The bomb was apparently intended for the global embassies behind the concrete blast walls lining the road.

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