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Global Media U.S. successfully tests intercontinental missile interception system
Author: 0 U.S. successfully tests intercontinental missile interception system

The Defense Department said it will continue to evaluate other data to determine how the system performed. But, with only 44 of the expensive ground-based interceptor missiles expected to be in service at the end of this year, the next test will not take place until late 2018, Vice Admiral Jim Syring , director of the Missile Defense Agency , said.

Global Media Press awash with quit order issued by northern youths to Igbo residents
Author: 0 Press awash with quit order issued by northern youths to Igbo residents

The act by the youth leaders has been described as irresponsible by the State government and has vowed not to allow Kaduna State to become hotspot for violence. "All Igbos now residing in any part of northern Nigeria are hereby served notice to relocate within three months and all northerners residing in the East are advised likewise", a spokesman for a movement called the Northern Youth Groups is quoted to have said.

Global Media Trump's blocking of Twitter users violates US Constitution: rights institute
Author: 0 Trump's blocking of Twitter users violates US Constitution: rights institute

Papp later tweeted that he is a registered Republican and said Trump was "so mentally weak & intolerant of dissent he blocks U.S. citizens critical of his policies from even reading his latest pronouncements". He included the hashtag #fakeleader and then was blocked. Liberal Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe, who specializes in constitutional law, also claimed Trump's Twitter account is "a public forum subject to [First] Amendment anti-blocking principles".

Author: 0 Iran minister rejects Trump's reaction to attacks as 'repugnant'

Numerous injured remained in intensive care at Cina Hospital in the capital Thursday. Among those shot in the attack and still hospitalized Thursday was a former presidential bodyguard. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have pointed the finger at regional rival Saudi Arabia - a close USA ally - which Tehran accuses of funding extremism and groups including IS.

Author: 0 Trump doubles down on call for 'travel ban'

Trump said his Justice Department should ask for an "expedited hearing" on the second ban and "seek much tougher version!" A brief history of Trump's efforts to block certain people from traveling to our country must date back to his December 2015 statement calling for a ban on Muslims.

Global Media North Korea test-launches barrage of missiles: Seoul
Author: 0 North Korea test-launches barrage of missiles: Seoul

This would be the fourth missile test by the nuclear- armed regime in less than five weeks, as Pyongyang continues to defy United Nations warnings and U.S. In the three earlier launches, North Korea tested different kinds of ballistic missiles, two medium-to-long range missiles as well as a short-range Scud class weapon.

Author: 0 Tehran Acid Attack Victims Released from Hospital

Trump condemned the twin attacks in Tehran on Wednesday which were claimed by the Islamic State terror group, but stressed that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote", Efe news reported. Iranian police said they had arrested five suspects. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard indirectly blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks. Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran's capital previously fought for the Islamic State group, the country's ...

Global Media Cyclone Mora abates, heads to India's north-eastern coast
Author: 0 Cyclone Mora abates, heads to India's north-eastern coast

Numerous 22,000 residents of Cox's Bazar's Moheshkahli Island, where 10,000 people died in a cyclone in 1991, were already moving to cyclone shelters. Schools and government offices are being used to shelter people, and residents of hilly areas are also being urged to evacuate. The cyclone formed after monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides in Sri Lanka , off India's southern tip, killing at least 180 people in recent days.

Global Media Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base
Author: 0 Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base

Residents say civilians, including women, were beheaded during the rampage. The Al-Qaeda-linked group had carried out several big attacks on military bases in Somalia . Liban Mohamed, a nurse at the hospital in nearby Armo town, said at least 40 wounded soldiers had been brought there after the attack. Puntland in northern Somalia also faces a growing threat from Islamic State group-linked fighters who have split from al-Shabaab.

Global Media Brazil court opens session that could topple president
Author: 0 Brazil court opens session that could topple president

He is a member of President Temer's Brazilian Democratic Movement Party. Temer has repeatedly stated that he will not resign. The current president has vowed to continue in office despite many calls for him to resign and approval ratings around 8 percent.

Author: 0 Tehran attackers were Iranian IS recruits

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry says it foiled a third attack and is asking people to avoid public transportation, state broadcaster IRIB reports. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had said the U.S.is sending thoughts and prayers to the Iranian people following the attacks. Iranian security officials have not said who they suspect is behind the attacks, though state media has referred to the attackers as "terrorists".

Author: 0 Hamas angered by Saudi demand for Qatar to cut funding

Whenever such spats erupted in the past, the United States tried to mediate. Qatar is the only country in the region that allows us to land B-52s, and put B-52s at their base at Al Udeid. Jordan has reduced its diplomatic status with Qatar, giving the Qatari Ambassador in Amman just 48 hours to leave the country, reported Al-Arabiya .

Author: 0 James Comey begins testimony before Senate panel in 1st remarks since firing

The committee released Comey's testimony earlier Wednesday. However, Comey said of his response to the president, "I did not say I would 'let this go'". A top Capitol Hill ally of Donald Trump says the president is the victim of a " political witch hunt". The ex-FBI director's testimony recounts his conversations with the apparent precision of a veteran lawman.

Author: 0 Five Iranian attackers were in Mosul, Raqa with IS: ministry

Iran's state TV says four attackers were involved in a parliament shooting that is still underway, and that eight people have been wounded. It said the five men were part of a network that entered Iran in July-August 2016 under the leadership of "high-ranking Daesh commander" Abu Aisha and that "intended to carry out terrorist operations in religious cities".

Global Media London Mayor: UK Shouldn't Host Donald Trump On A State Visit
Author: 0 London Mayor: UK Shouldn't Host Donald Trump On A State Visit

Speaking to an annual fundraiser for Ford's Theater in Washington Sunday night, Trump says "this bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end". The mayor s spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump s "ill-informed" tweet. "That's because they used knives and a truck". It was his first public comments on the London attacks. Khan is among those who have asked the government to reconsider the invitation, describing the state visit as "inappropriate" given the president's ...

Author: 0 Beware! Sympathy with Qatar in UAE can land you in jail

Russian officials on Wednesday denied allegations that Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news story that led to a split between Qatar and the other Arab nations. "The Middle East is a political and military powder keg". USA officials say the Russian goal appears to be to cause rifts among the United States and its allies.

Author: 0 Turkey, Iran Back Qatar In Dispute With Other Arab States

Those breaking ties with Qatar are the UAE , Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Bahrain , the Maldives, Mauritania and Libya's eastern-based government. Federal Bureau of Investigation experts visited Qatar late last month to analyse an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake story with Qatar's state news agency, CNN said.

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

Qatar vehemently denies the accusations. The Sun newspaper said Qatar faces a fierce battle and the World Cup, which it "seized", may lose the honor of its organization, in light of the possibility of strong intervention from the United States.

Author: 0 What's Going On With Qatar? Middle Eastern Diplomacy Is In Crisis

Qatar, now embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with other Arab nations, is a small country with a history of turmoil and coups. Nevertheless, President Trump's forceful affirmation of Saudi positions during his recent trip, especially its stance against Iran, may have emboldened the kingdom to cut Qatar off.

Author: 0 Qatar crisis: UAE threatens sympathisers with prison

They have ordered Qatari citizens and diplomats out of their countries, cut all flights to Qatar and are looking for ways to bar worldwide airlines from flying through their airspace to get to Qatar, which is slated to host to 2022 World Cup.

Global Media Reality Winner, 25, Charged with Leaking Russian Hacking Secrets to News Media
Author: 0 Reality Winner, 25, Charged with Leaking Russian Hacking Secrets to News Media

An FBI audit showed that six people printed the document, including victor, and that her computer at work showed that she emailed The Intercept . Victor began working at a government agency earlier this year. This is the first leaker of classified documents that has been arrested under the Trump Administration. On Tuesday, Golden opened a text from a friend telling him to look up victor online.

Author: 0 Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

The U.S. statement , which expressed grief for the victims, concluded with the phrase "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". Witnesses said the attackers were shooting from the fourth floor of the parliament building down at people in the streets below. Akbar had been heading home Wednesday and stopped at a bank to guarantee a loan for a friend when he heard the attack at parliament and rushed over to help.

Global Media Qatar Calls Gulf Countries' Blockade 'Collective Punishment'
Author: 0 Qatar Calls Gulf Countries' Blockade 'Collective Punishment'

Still, the minister struck a defiant tone, rejecting those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs". Donald Trump clearly didn't know what he was doing when he tweetstormed against Qatar just weeks after offering to sell the gulf nation weapons, and his underlings throughout government didn't quite know what to do with his statements, either.

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

Trump condemned the attack, which occurred during the Holy Month of Ramadan, underscoring "the barbaric nature of the terrorists who are enemies of all civilized peoples", the statement said. "I have searched in three hospitals and haven't found them". "Both the Taliban and Islamic State have stepped up attacks on Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan".

Global Media Iran rejects Donald Trump's comments on Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran rejects Donald Trump's comments on Tehran attacks

Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages inside the parliament building. One attacker detonated a suicide vest, one was killed by security forces and other assailants were arrested, the Governor of Tehran was quoted as saying by IRIB .

Author: 0 United States suspects Russian Federation planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani spoke by telephone overnight with his counterpart in Kuwait, which has maintained diplomatic ties with Qatar, and made a decision to postpone a speech to the Qatari people as requested. intelligence has always been concerned with what they say is the Russian government's ability to plant fake news in otherwise credible streams, according to USA officials.

Author: 0 Qatar releases report on alleged hack that sparked Gulf boycott

Trump said on Twitter , claiming his visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off". They then sought to clean up the president's comments by stressing U.S. official said. "We don't see that he's pointing fingers at Qatar", Al Thani said. And a State Department official said an approved but pending sale of F-15 fighter planes to Qatar hasn't been affected.

Author: 0 IS claims coordinated attacks in Tehran

At least 12 people have lost their lives and 42 people were wounded in Tehran this morning after the armed attackers stormed Iran's parliament building and Imam Khomeini mausoleum. The speakers allege that more than 18,000 Iranian Sunnis have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. It described the shrine attackers as "terrorists" and said one carried out a suicide bombing, without providing further details.

Author: 0 Moscow: 'Zero' proof Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

The four Arab countries shut down land, sea and air links with Qatar , accusing it of supporting terror groups in the region, interfering in their sovereign affairs and backing groups that undermine political stability. The U.S. continues to be in close communication with all the parties to resolve the issues and restore cooperation which is so important to regional security there, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.

Author: 0 Ex-FBI chief Comey says Trump pressured him on Russian Federation probe

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00AM ET on Thursday, June 8th, during which Comey will provide his testimony and answer questions . "I don't think it's wrong to ask for loyalty of anyone inside an administration", Burr said. Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz highlighted Comey's statements in the testimony that he had told Trump twice and congressional leaders once that the President was not a target of the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy intelligence source

He is believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan dissent. "We're hoping to get that out soon". "I have been there and I did not like it. He spent his time with the wrong kind of people". She said she thought he might have gone into hiding because she was aware he knew one of the slain attackers. Butt, who was born in Pakistan and moved to Britain as a child, had worked as an office manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Global Media Fires engulf scenic town in South Africa; 10000 evacuated
Author: 0 Fires engulf scenic town in South Africa; 10000 evacuated

About 10,000 people have been evacuated as widespread fires engulf the area. The cold weather is expected to continue throughout the week, according to the weather service, but the storm will subside by Friday evening. "This wind is blowing very, very strong, causing the fire to spread extremely rapidly", Clinton Manuel, the fire chief of Knysna, a town east of Cape Town , told African News Agency.

Global Media Shattuck: Taking a stand on ex-FBI director
Author: 0 Shattuck: Taking a stand on ex-FBI director

The president's statement followed a query by Trump as to whether or not Comey would stay on as Director, which Comey stated he found "strange". The ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says former FBI director James Comey's account of his conversations with the president about the Russian Federation investigation are "disturbing".

Global Media Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, 111 missing
Author: 0 Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, 111 missing

The Disaster Management Centre said another 110 people were missing. With heavy rains forecast for early next month, it is feared that the flood and landslide threat might aggravate and affect other districts, especially mountainous regions.

Global Media Senate clears way for new sanctions on Iran
Author: 0 Senate clears way for new sanctions on Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say Saudi Arabia was behind twin attacks in Tehran that killed at least 12 people and injured 43. He said Riyadh had no knowledge of who was responsible for the attacks, and denied that Saudi groups were behind it.

Global Media The hottest ticket in town? The James Comey hearing
Author: 0 The hottest ticket in town? The James Comey hearing

Ryan Goodman , a New York University law professor, called that statement "the most devastating revelation" in Comey's testimony. Others claim Comey's testimony is a nothingburger. Firstly, former FBI Director Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee later today. Even the number of contacts between the two were alarming to Comey, who noted that he only spoke twice privately with President Barack Obama.

Author: 0 Polls open in UK election

In her final pitch to voters before polling stations opened, the British prime minister focused on Brexit , the issue she claimed was the reason she called an early election. "So whoever you have voted for in the past, if that is the future you want then vote Conservative today and we can all go forward together", she said.

Author: 0 Trump 'Feels Vindicated' by Comey Testimony

Later, in a February 14 meeting at the White House , Comey said Trump strongly defended Flynn, saying that his former national security adviser “hadnt done anything wrong in his prior contact with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. We simply looked at each other in silence,"Comey says". In that meeting, Mr Trump asked him if he wanted to stay in his job. "I don't think it's wrong to ask for loyalty from anybody in an administration", Burr said.

Author: 0 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East

Bahrain , Egypt , Saudi Arabia , and the United Arab Emirates announced Monday they would cut diplomatic ties . "This is not about regime change - this is about change of policy, change of approach", said Dr Anwar Gargash , the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

Global Media Commander says Iran to seek revenge on terrorists, their backers - Tasnim
Author: 0 Commander says Iran to seek revenge on terrorists, their backers - Tasnim

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the USA is sending thoughts and prayers to the Iranian people following attacks that struck Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of its modern founder. As reports said, several armed people tried to break their way into the Parliament building. A second attacker was shot dead, he said. This was the most serious terrorist incident in Tehran since the early years of the Islamic revolution of 1979 led by Khomeini, the BBC reported.

Global Media German FM plays down spat with US
Author: 0 German FM plays down spat with US

The declining relations between Washington and countries like Germany led Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum to write on this in an op-ed published Sunday evening: The Russian government, which has long sought to expel the United States from the continent, is overjoyed: On Russian television, Trump was said to have turned North Atlantic Treaty Organisation into a "house of cards".

Author: 0 Jordan Expels Qatari Ambassador, Trump Praises Cutting Ties

A top Emirati diplomat has told The Associated Press that the United Arab Emirates was not behind the alleged hack that targeted the state-run Qatar News Agency. base. "In the global fight against extremism, the Qatari government's next step is critical". SAUDIA ARABIA and other autocratic Sunni states have been at odds for years with the energy-rich emirate of Qatar, which hosts the largest USA air base in the Middle East.

Global Media Barack Obama And Justin Trudeau Had The Most Epic Dinner Date
Author: 0 Barack Obama And Justin Trudeau Had The Most Epic Dinner Date

Obama and Trudeau later tweeted that they discussed ways to get young leaders involved in their communities, and they released photos of them inside the restaurant . Obama , the 44th president, was warmly welcomed on his first trip to Montreal and the thousands who attended were asked to show up two hours before he spoke.

Author: 0 Did Russia Interfere in the Election, Collect Info on Trump — Putin Interview

When asked if he has some sort of relationship on Trump, Putin vehemently denied the idea. So, if this theory is correct - and that can't be ruled out - " then the same agencies could fabricate evidence of Russian hacking, Putin said . During the RT Moscow event, which Flynn was allegedly paid $50,000 for, both Flynn and Putin gave speeches to attendees. "No, I haven't... because if there had been something meaningful he would have made a report to the minister, and the minister would have ...

Global Media Nadal cruises through after opponent retires hurt
Author: 0 Nadal cruises through after opponent retires hurt

His next opponent, Austria's 23-year-old Dominic Thiem , is one of the few players now capable of denting Nadal's hull and showed that in a straight-sets win in Rome last month. The Djokovic-Thiem victor will face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals . Reiterating his healthy routine, Djokovic, who is now in Paris for the prestigious French Open, said that he hasn't dined on meat since 2015.

Global Media Thousands may have been killed in Philippines: ICRC
Author: 0 Thousands may have been killed in Philippines: ICRC

At least 120 militants and 38 soldiers and policemen are also believed to have been killed. Philippine troops patrol in Davao, on the island of Mindanao, on May 24, the day after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the island in response to an Islamist offensive in the city of Marawi .

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