• Tony Blair Voices 'Sorrow, Regret And Apology' After Iraq War Report
Tony Blair Voices 'Sorrow, Regret And Apology' After Iraq War Report

But Sir John, the ex-civil servant who chaired the inquiry, did not pull his punches when criticising decisions made in the run up to war and in the aftermath. Iraq remains plagued by sectarian violence - on Sunday at least 250 people were killed by a Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group.

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  • Malaysia calls for effective implementation of DOC in S. China Sea
Malaysia calls for effective implementation of DOC in S. China Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Hague announced the much awaited verdict on the dispute between Philippines and China on the South China Sea. It brokered a Pacific free trade pact, which excluded China , and secured five new military bases in the Philippines. The Philippines sought arbitration from the tribunal on several i...

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  • So there could be a Game of Thrones version of Pokemon Go
So there could be a Game of Thrones version of Pokemon Go

School of Information Studies Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley, a social media researcher and president of the Association of Internet Researchers, explains what's behind the success of the new game based on the well-established characters.

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  • Gove sacked as British PM May names new cabinet
Gove sacked as British PM May names new cabinet

Ms Morgan, who supported Mr Gove's leadership bid, has also been dismissed as education secretary. The changes came as Mrs May returned to Downing Street on Thursday morning to continue building her new Cabinet team. Yesterday Mrs May shocked diplomats around the world by appointing Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary. Speaking on Wednesday night, ...

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  • Pentagon chief seeks better use of United States forces in Afghanistan
Pentagon chief seeks better use of United States forces in Afghanistan

On July 3, IS carried out the devastating bombing targeting shoppers in Baghdad that killed 292, many of whom were burned alive, sparking widespread anger among Iraqis, some of whom have accused the government of not doing enough to protect them.

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  • At least 12 killed in auto bomb blast in Baghdad
At least 12 killed in auto bomb blast in Baghdad

A medical official confirmed the casualties. The bombings are the latest in a series of deadly attacks in and around Baghdad, including an IS truck bombing which killed 292 people on 3 July. The government said Falluja had been a launchpad for the group's Baghdad suicide bombings. IS militants still hold pockets of territory in northern and weste...

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  • Syrian Regime Tightens its Grip on Aleppo
Syrian Regime Tightens its Grip on Aleppo

Syria's largest city and once its commercial center, Aleppo has been bitterly contested between the warring sides in Syria's civil war since the summer of 2012. The shelling killed at least 44 people, according to state media. Al-Qaeda and the Syrian military have repeatedly exchanged fire over parts of the city.

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  • Turkey detains 22 in connection with airport attack
Turkey detains 22 in connection with airport attack

Vodafone, Three and iD are offering free calls, texts and data usage to and from Turkey following terrorist attacks in Istanbul Ataturk Airport on June 27. The suspected suicide bombers were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official said yesterday. He and two others in the auto said they were heading to Norway to go fis...

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  • Riot police at Zimbabwe court as protest organizer to appear
Riot police at Zimbabwe court as protest organizer to appear

More than 150 mainly young supporters, many carrying the Zimbabwean flag that has become a symbol of the protests, sang and chanted outside the magistrate's court in Harare . The earlier charge against his had to do with inciting public violence until the prosecutor amended it to include attempting to overthrow the Robert Mugabe-led government.

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  • Tour de France: Nairo Quintana admits stage 11 was a 'difficult day'
Tour de France: Nairo Quintana admits stage 11 was a 'difficult day'

Sagan said: "It was something insane that happened. I was nearly giving up on this race, thinking maybe the Tour de France is not for me", he said. But today my dream comes true. Sagan tried to make the most of a small climb 5.6 miles before the line but failed to surprise his rivals with his acceleration. "Luke Durbridge and Daryl Impey gave me ...

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  • Indians Stranded As South Sudan Edges Toward Civil War
Indians Stranded As South Sudan Edges Toward Civil War

Tensions remain high in the East African country even after President Salva Kiir and his rival, Vice President Riek Machar , ordered their loyalists on Monday to cease hostilities. The UN mission in South Sudan on Monday reported heavy fighting in Juba , including in areas close to its compounds in Jebel and Tomping. UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon ...

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  • Ireland's population has grown according to Census 2016
Ireland's population has grown according to Census 2016

Whilst the population of the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland grew to 4.76 million in 2016, the majority of counties experienced population loss to migration over the five year period 2011 to 2016, with net outward migration at -28,558.

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  • Congress headed out of town this week with no action on guns
Congress headed out of town this week with no action on guns

Asked whether he was sensitive Republican accusations, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, lit up. He also tossed in a reference to Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. David O'Connell, professor of American politics at Dickinson College, said the national committee has to at least try to take advantage of Pitts' retirement...

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  • 'The Bachelorette': Jordan Rodgers is about to score a touchdown
'The Bachelorette': Jordan Rodgers is about to score a touchdown

Of course, the worst part of this date was when Alex and JoJo spooned a sleepy horse who was clearly not paid enough to appear in this episode. Though Reality Steve himself has stated that it will indeed be Jordan whom JoJo chooses, some new reports suggest that a shocking twist will take place when the show wraps up its twelfth installme...

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  • In Another British Exit, Cameron Departs Downing Street
In Another British Exit, Cameron Departs Downing Street

Cameron noted that he had answered 5,500 parliamentary questions in his six years in office. Before the referendum, May had campaigned for Britain to remain in the European Union, albeit in a low-key fashion. Though she joined Mr. Cameron in supporting continued European Union membership, Ms. May assured the public on Monday that "Brexit means Br...

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  • Obama deploys 47 US troops to South Sudan amid heavy fighting
Obama deploys 47 US troops to South Sudan amid heavy fighting

Many are living in churches or sites protected by worldwide peacekeepers. The UN's worries come as Vice President Riek Machar urged the organisation on Wednesday to establish a "buffer zone" between his forces and government troops who are loyal to President Salva Kiir .

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  • Tony Blair could face censure vote in parliament over Iraq war
Tony Blair could face censure vote in parliament over Iraq war

Davis told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that the motion would say Blair held the house in contempt over the 2003 invasion. "It's a bit like contempt of court, essentially by deceit". The inquiry, which was seven years in the making and headed by retired civil servant John Chilcot, concluded that Britain joined the US -led invasion "before ...

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  • China may establish South China Sea air defense zone
China may establish South China Sea air defense zone

It also criticized China for building a large artificial island on Mischief Reef, saying it caused "permanent irreparable harm" to the coral reef ecosystem and permanently destroyed evidence of the natural conditions of the feature. In moves likely to antagonize Beijing , the coastguards of Japan and the Philippines took part in simulated rescue a...

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  • Iconic Pak activist Abdul Sattar Edhi dies at 92
Iconic Pak activist Abdul Sattar Edhi dies at 92

Edhi, who was 88 years old, had been suffering from complications related to a kidney failure, for which he had been undergoing treatment at SIUT since 2013. His response was hardwork and an obstinate asceticism, a bid to leave his enemies with no ammunition. He established the foundation nearly six decades ago which he oversaw with his wife, Bil...

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  • No One 'Ruder' Than a Pakistani - Riaz
No One 'Ruder' Than a Pakistani - Riaz

England knows that Pakistan will be a tough nut to crack. That match saw Amir and Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif deliberately bowl no-balls on the instructions of then captain Salman Butt as part of a sting operation carried out by a tabloid newspaper.

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