• Syrian army declares temporary ceasefire for Eid
Syrian army declares temporary ceasefire for Eid

Homs is mainly under government control except for a besieged rebel-held neighbourhood on the city's outskirts. However, rebel and opposition groups did not respond to the announcement made by the army. Syrian state media also reported army operations against Islamic State militants across the country on Wednesday. The United States is discussi...

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  • Bangladesh: 4 killed, 9 injured in blast at Eid prayer gathering
Bangladesh: 4 killed, 9 injured in blast at Eid prayer gathering

The minister said no worshipers had been injured in the attack, which happened more than a kilometer away from the main congregation. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, " the President said. Less than a week after the Islamic State carried out an unprecedented attack in the capital of Bangladesh, Islamic jihadists have st...

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  • Rocket attacks kill at least 30 in Syria's Aleppo
Rocket attacks kill at least 30 in Syria's Aleppo

However, yesterday's advance brings government forces the closest so far to the road which means that it is now easier for government forces to target it, effectively cutting off the opposition-held sector of the city near the Turkish border.

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  • Democrats embrace $15-an-hour minimum wage
Democrats embrace $15-an-hour minimum wage

Sanders told Hayes there were "a few people booing", but most were "sympathetic". More than half also said that Clinton "would use good judgment in a crisis" and 36 percent said the same about Trump. Sanders campaigns in N.J. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., said there was a "general feeling that it is important that he endorse right away...

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  • Madina bomber was 26-year-old Saudi national
Madina bomber was 26-year-old Saudi national

The Saudi ministry said the attacker in the Madina assault set off the bomb in a parking lot after security officers became suspicious about him. The authorities have identified Na'ir al-Nujiaidi al-Balawi, a 26-year-old Saudi man, as the perpetrator of the Medina attack, the ministry said.

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  • Vainglorious Blair and folly of Iraq war
Vainglorious Blair and folly of Iraq war

In a statement, Bush spokesman Freddy Ford explained that the former president hasn't had the chance to read the Chilcot report and that "despite the intelligence failures and other mistakes he has acknowledged previously, President Bush continues to believe the whole world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power".

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  • Tom Watson set for union talks in bid to end Corbyn impasse
Tom Watson set for union talks in bid to end Corbyn impasse

A number of senior voices have even warned that the party is at risk of splitting. "Only nine months ago, I was very honored to be elected leader of our party with 60 percent of the votes", Corbyn said in a video published on Monday. But Mr Corbyn has refused to resign, insisting he has a huge mandate from hundreds of thousands of activists who p...

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  • Mahut, Herbert win all-French Wimbledon men's doubles final
Mahut, Herbert win all-French Wimbledon men's doubles final

On the women's side, the Williams sisters will face off against the fifth seeds, Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan and Timea Babos of Hungary. Both teams have a Grand Slam title to their credit. The victory sets up an historic all-French final after the unseeded pairing of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat 11th seeds Raven Klaasen a...

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  • Beyoncé Pens Open Letter On Alton Sterling's Death
Beyoncé Pens Open Letter On Alton Sterling's Death

She also urged readers to contact their local congressman or woman and protest the deaths of Sterling and Castile . No more than 24 hours later, 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot to death by a Minnesota police officer during a routine traffic stop as he sat in a auto with his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter.

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  • Thousands take to US streets to protest police violence
Thousands take to US streets to protest police violence

But the simplistic and inflammatory notion of a "war on cops" is completely undercut by one fundamental datapoint: intentional attacks on police officers are at historically low levels under President Barack Obama . We need to cry together, and then do something together". Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have condemned the Dallas at...

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  • Owen Smith: 'Labour is in danger of splitting apart'
Owen Smith: 'Labour is in danger of splitting apart'

After the Brexit vote Mr Johnson delivered a stinging verdict on Mr Corbyn's performance during the European Referendum, claiming the Labour leader's office had "undermined" Labour's Remain campaign. Labour's general secretary, Iain McNicol, has reportedly had legal advice saying Corbyn would need 50 signatures, but Corbyn's allies have legal advic...

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  • Pakistanis among 19 arrested for Saudi attacks including Medina
Pakistanis among 19 arrested for Saudi attacks including Medina

They said the man was living in Saudi Arabia with his wife and parents-in-law. While Mecca is considered the holiest site in Islam, millions of Muslims making the hajj pilgrimage also visit the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, which contains his tomb as well as those of the first two caliphs (religious leaders), Abu Bakr and Omar.

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  • Korean submarine-fired missile appears to have failed: S. Korea
Korean submarine-fired missile appears to have failed: S. Korea

The launch attempt came 24 hours after South Korea and the United States confirmed the deployment of a USA missile defense system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense or THAAD, to the South. The UN Security Council imposed harsh new sanctions on the country in response to North Korea's fourth nuclear test and the long-range rocket. Nor...

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  • Obama: America is not as divided as some suggest after Dallas
Obama: America is not as divided as some suggest after Dallas

The president was in Warsaw for a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization when news broke of the Dallas attack at what had been a peaceful protest against the police killing of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier this week.

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  • Battle of the Tory ladies: Britain set for its second female PM
Battle of the Tory ladies: Britain set for its second female PM

Prime Minister David Cameron said last month he was stepping down after voters, many of them swayed by concerns over high immigration and a desire to reclaim "independence" from Brussels, rejected his entreaties to keep Britain in the European Union and his warnings that leaving would spell economic disaster.

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  • Istanbul airport attack: 30 charged including Russians
Istanbul airport attack: 30 charged including Russians

The Turkish military is believed to have stopped more strikes. Officials blamed the attack on the militant " Islamic State " group, but no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack . The CIA and White House declined to comment on McCaul's assertion and officials said the investigation into the airport bombings is still ongoing. The t...

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  • 13 remanded in custody over Istanbul airport attack
13 remanded in custody over Istanbul airport attack

It was not clear whether they had been leaving or arriving at the airport. The suspects , who are in police custody, were charged with belonging to a terror group, homicide and endangering the unity of the state, Dogan reported, without providing the foreigners' nationalities.

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  • Brown indicted over alleged sham charity used as 'slush fund'
Brown indicted over alleged sham charity used as 'slush fund'

Brown, who took over the veterans committee leadership role in 2014, said she is innocent. Brown and Simmons targeted people and corporate entities whom Brown knew because of her position in the U.S. Brown is not resigning her seat and will continue to run for re-election in a newly drawn district that stretches from Jacksonville west to Tallahas...

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  • Officer Who Shot Philando Castile 'Incredibly Sad' For His Family
Officer Who Shot Philando Castile 'Incredibly Sad' For His Family

The man in the photo, Mark Hughes, told Dallas TV station KTVT that he "flagged down a police officer" immediately after finding out he was a suspect. The attorney declined to provide any details on what specifically led the Latino officer to open fire on Castile as the victim sat behind the wheel of his vehicle.

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  • Utah Patient is First Zika-Related Death in Continental US
Utah Patient is First Zika-Related Death in Continental US

Citing health privacy laws, health officials said that no additional information about the patient will be released. A 70-year-old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the virus in February. About 80 percent of people who get infected have no symptoms, while the rest tend to only have mild symptoms that last for several days to a week. Off...

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