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  • Airstrikes on Islamic State-held Syrian city kill 12

    The SDF have encouraged civilians to depart Raqqa so that they do not become trapped, used as human shields or targets for ISIS snipers. After months sealing off access routes to the city from the east, north and west, the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it entered city limits for the first time on June 6.

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  • Wounded Londoner Recalls Charging At Armed Terrorists In Bare-Handed Fight

    Wounded Londoner Recalls Charging At Armed Terrorists In Bare-Handed Fight

    The "Lion of London Bridge" nickname is a reference to Millwall's nickname, the Lions. "Yesterday when the terrorist attacked he went an stuck it to them and save a persons life, but in doing so got stabbed five times in the head, neck, back, front and cut all his fingers and at present is in intensive care!" Friends of Larner's set up a fundraising page to help him through his recovery and have created a petition for him to be awarded the George Cross for his bravery.

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  • Casino assailant motivated by gambling debts, not terrorism

    Investigators discovered the identity of the Resorts World Manila gunman by tracing Carlos' taxi ride back to a suburb. In 2014, Philippine newspapers had reported that Carlos was sacked from his job at the government's Finance Department "for grave misconduct and neglect of duty" because he failed to disclose that he owned a Manila house, a Toyota SUV and other business interests - an annual requirement for government officials and employees.

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  • Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

    Mike Conaway , R-Texas, and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who are leading the House committee's inquiry. Cohen did not cooperate with that request, telling CNN on Tuesday that the request "was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered", and that he considered it a "total fishing expedition".

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  • Justices affirm ruling striking NC legislative districts

    Justices affirm ruling striking NC legislative districts

    Finally tonight, hell has frozen over at the Supreme Court of all places, as ultra-conservative judge, Clarence Thomas, has ruled on the side of justice for perhaps the first time in his life. "We can not have confidence that the court adequately grappled with the interests on both sides of the remedial question before us". The districts, which had been redrawn in 2011 following the 2010 Census, were all majority black.

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  • Breitbart writer out after inflammatory tweets following London attack

    Breitbart writer out after inflammatory tweets following London attack

    Katie McHugh , the Breitbart writer who tweeted a number of incendiary remarks in the immediate aftermath of the London terror attack, is no longer with the right-wing news site, four sources familiar with the situation told CNN . It is not clear if Breitbart , which was originally founded by White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, will take any disciplinary action against McHugh.

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  • Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals

    Martic, who had beaten two seeded players earlier in the tournament, seemed to capitalize on Svitolina's inconsistency in the third set, taking the set to 5-2-just two points away from pulling off the upset. Wawrinka won the title in 2015. The Ukrainian managed to hold serve, however, which allowed Martic to serve for the match at 5-3. With no former champions left in the field, pregnant Serena Williams watching from the sidelines and Maria Sharapova not invited to compete, third seed Halep ...

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  • Canadian man calmly mows lawn during twister in epic photo

    Canadian man calmly mows lawn during twister in epic photo

    So the next time you're at your office and your chatty co-worker just won't shut up, don't get distracted - just think of Theunis Wessels intently mowing his lawn. If the Wessels' reactions seem unnaturally calm, that's because the tornado was much farther than it appears to be in the image, Cecilia Wessels told CBC .

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  • Venezuelan government bond sale sparks condemnation from opposition

    During the conversation, Videgaray Caso discussed the situation in Venezuela, Mexico's trade relations with the United States and immigration, among other issues. "We are out on the streets because the government has closed the doors of democracy, that is why we are out on the streets". His term extends until January 2019 but Maduro has increasingly attempted to consolidate power, including calling for a new constituent assembly to reform the constitution.

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  • Not even the Scripps Spelling Bee champ knows what do with

    Not even the Scripps Spelling Bee champ knows what do with "covfefe"

    She is taking home a $40,000 grand prize and plenty of bragging rights. It was a grueling 12-hour day for Vinay, 12, who spent the final 45 minutes of the Bee exchanging words with 14-year-old Rohan Rajeev . Being from California , Ananya is naturally a Golden State Warriors fan. Shourav Dasari , a past victor of both minor-league bees, was described as the consensus favorite as the ESPN broadcast began.

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  • Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

    Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

    And then Trump's Twitter account went silent for several hours. When asked about the tweet during an audio-only briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer added to the mystery, CBS2's Tony Aiello reported. Jimmy Kimmel lamented that he'll never write anything funnier than the term. Air France U.K. tweeted, "Breaking Our newest destination is sunny #Covfefe! ".

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  • Goldman Sachs underwrites Venezuelan tyranny

    Goldman Sachs underwrites Venezuelan tyranny

    Three finance industry sources told Reuters on May 29 that the bonds were sold through an intermediary. Goldman bought the bonds from another broker and says it didn't interact with the Venezuelan government. “We agree that life there has to get better. Even at 31 cents on the dollar, Nomura is taking a risk buying the bonds. The shares of fell almost by 2 percent on Tuesday and this is the biggest resistance on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which fell down 0.24 percent.

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  • EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact

    EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact

    Musk said he will have "no choice" but to depart the councils if Trump makes the decision. "They're going to withdraw USA participation in the treaty". Guterres announced plans for a summit in 2019 to review progress in implementing the Paris agreement. White House aides were divided on the topic and had been deliberating on "caveats in the language" as late as Wednesday, one official said.

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  • Curfew In Srinagar Day After Hizbul Commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat Killed

    All shops, business establishments and petrol pumps in Srinagar and other parts of Valley remained closed while public transport was off the roads. The restrictions imposed by authorities and shutdown called by separatists to protest the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat and his associate paralysed life in Valley for the second consecutive day on Monday.

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  • Terror attacks at London Bridge, Borough Market

    Another witness, Will Heaven, said he saw people who appeared to have been hit, and one being put into an ambulance. While the circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet known, there are also unconfirmed reports of a stabbing in the area and speculation that the United Kingdom has been hit by yet another terrorist attack.

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  • Putin says Russia never involved in hacking

    Putin's shift, according to analysts, could mean he is anticipating that ongoing Russia investigations in Washington could unearth convincing evidence of Russian involvement in hacks directed against USA political institutions and organizations.

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  • Ronaldo? Zidane? Real Madrid boss names the ultimate Galactico

    Ronaldo? Zidane? Real Madrid boss names the ultimate Galactico

    Zidane had a hand in Madrid's ninth, 10th and 11th European triumphs-as a player, assistant coach and head coach-and the quest for the "Duodecima" (12th) brings him up against an old flame. "I expect an open game on both sides", he said. That's why I feel much stronger than people who say they are never scared. The Welshman seems a logical pick considering he will want to impress on home soil, but the 27-year-old has been dogged by injuries this season - the latest a calf problem - with Isco ...

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  • Mexico too strong for Republic of Ireland in New Jersey international

    Elliot stayed in Ireland for treatment and we await to see whether the keeper will be available on Sunday and stay with the squad, or whether he will come back to Tyneside for treatment. With 14 minutes remaining, Stephen Gleeson scored a consolation for Ireland . O'Neill said: "You are disappointed to concede goals at any given stage".

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  • How likely is the General Election to result in a hung parliament?

    How likely is the General Election to result in a hung parliament?

    During a visit to Plymouth Fisheries, where she met local fishermen, Mrs May said: "The only poll that matters is the one that's going to take place on June 8 and then people will have a choice as to who they want to see as leader, who they want to see as prime minister taking this country forward in the future, me or Jeremy Corbyn".

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