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Attack on Shiite shrine in Iraq kills 35, wounds 60

The Thursday night attack began with a volley of mortar fire on Sayyid Mohammed shrine and a nearby market in Balad, 50 miles (80 kilometres) north of the Iraqi capital. The IS group overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces have since regained significant territory from the jihadists.

Fierce fighting for key Aleppo road despite Syria truce

Assad regime forces advanced in al-Malah Farms, northwest of Aleppo , and are now holding a position that will allow them to fire with precision on the Castello Road, the last point of access for rebels in the city. On Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar Assad's government announced the 72-hour truce, ending on midnight Friday, an announcement welcomed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and others.

Powerful typhoon blows off Philippines, threatens Taiwan

Philippine forecasters warned fishing boats not to venture out to sea and commercial. Butchoy, with global name Nepartak, has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 220 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph. On Thursday, expect light to moderate rains in Metro Manila, the rest of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Visayas, Caraga, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Northern Mindanao.

Five killed in assault to free Bangladesh terror attack hostages were militants

In Dhaka , authorities were still holding five of the 13 hostages rescued when commandos stormed the restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic zone Saturday morning, killing six of the attackers and capturing one. Babul told The Associated Press that the missing men are sons of serving and retired government employees. Two other suspects are in hospital. Police were also in touch with security agencies in Malaysia, where two of the attackers had attended a private university, but officials said ...

Emory plans vigil for students killed in Bangladesh

Violent incidents in Bangladesh previous year have already caused fear among foreigners in the country and earlier led the United States and Canada to ask their diplomats and citizens to restrict their movements to and within the country. Three of the attackers were from affluent families and had studied in top schools and universities, while two others came from poor families in Bogra.

Aussie leaders seek minor party support amid election chaos

Mr Shorten said it was too soon to predict whether Labor would be able to form government with the help of the independents, but said either way Mr Turnbull should go. SYDNEY (AP ) — With Australia's government in chaos amid a dramatic national election that failed to deliver an immediate victor, the country's opposition leader called on Monday for the prime minister to resign, dubbing him "the David Cameron of the southern hemisphere".

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attack

The two leaders were involved in a bitter feud over last year's US-led worldwide nuclear deal with Israel's foe, Iran. There are now at least 570,000 settlers living in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians hope to make the capital of their future state.

Clinton to attack Trump over bankruptcies

It was posted June 22, more than a week before Trump's campaign tweeted it. The tweet is Trump's latest remark to prompt accusations of bigotry, having previously called for banning Muslims from entering the United States, and describing Mexicans as rapists and criminals.

Dow futures down 500 points after shock United Kingdom referendum

Along with the FTSE's disastrous opening, the pound has plunged more than 12% to below $1.34, its lowest level since 1985 . Moody's said the referendum result would herald a prolonged period of uncertainty . "The shock of the vote is still sitting deep, but these are also days where not all the answers are ready", German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters.

Knife found in murder of four children

Shanynthia Gardner , 29, has been charged with four counts of murder. Gardner is held without bond and has an arraignment scheduled for Tuesday. An affidavit filed in Shelby County court by a sheriff's detective identified the victims as four-year-old Tallen Gardner; three-year-old Sya Gardner; two-year-old Sahvi Gardner; and six-month old Yahzi Gardner.

Former British shadow health secretary says Corbyn should 'step down with dignity'

But the vote doesn't mean he has to step down at all. The former Labour leader, who faced a challenge from Tony Benn in 1988 while in the top job, added that the party's constitution requires the leader to have a "substantial amount of backing" from his or her MPs.

Dem Platform To Call For End Of The Death Penalty

The Vermont progressive claims that the United Kingdom's nationalist - and at times, xenophobic - campaign to leave the European Union appealed to the frustrations of British households struggling to get by in the global economy. James Zogby, a member of the drafting committee and a Sanders ally, said specific policy is what's causing disagreements and sparking tensions, according to Politico .

Palestinian kills Israeli girl sleeping in her bedroom

CNN noted that Netanyahu is planning to revoke work permits for members of Tarayra's family, and is seeking approval to demolish the attacker's home. After the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman made a decision to close off Tarayrah's village as a precaution against further attacks.

Attacker Flies-In To Manchester To Complete £33m Move To United

On Thursday, Mkhitaryan T-shirts showed up in the Manchester United store for $108 a pop. Raiola also represents Ibrahimovic as well as French midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been linked with United in recent weeks. The Portuguese tactician has already signed one player following the arrival of Eric Bailly from Villarreal, and based on this blunder on the website, Mkhitaryan is ready for a new adventure in the Premier League next season.

China will not flaunt military power: Xi

In his speech to mark the 95th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) yesterday, Mr Xi said: " No foreign country. should expect us to swallow the bitter pill of harm to our national sovereignty, security or development interests ".

Global Average Internet Speed Grows to 6.3 Mbps

Surprisingly, for IPv4 connections, Indonesia ranked third in the world for average peak connection speed with 110 Mbps, beating perennial awesome internet-speed-haver South Korea (103.6 Mbps), which came in fourth. The nation with slowest mobile Internet connections was Algeria, with 2.2 Mbps. The US had an average connection speed of 5.1 Mbps for the first quarter of 2016, lower than Turkey, Kenya, and Paraguay, and on a par with Thailand.

Trump Vows to Renegotiate NAFTA Agreement with Mexico and Canada

Chamber of Commerce's opposition to his proposed trade policies. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who signed a pledge to support the GOP nominee but have yet to endorse him. "Any country that devalues their currency in order to take advantage of the United States will be met with sharply", he said. Miller tagged Clinton as "the embodiment of globalism" and "financial elitism".

House adjourns as Democrats vow to continue sit

Instead of grainy black-and-white photos, color selfies with colleagues went out on social media and Periscope transmitted live video images around the world. Jennifer Hoppe, deputy director of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said that in less than 24 hours from Wednesday, about 130,000 calls were made from supporters of gun control to members of Congress.

Islington Labour councillors' support for Jeremy Corbyn questioned

Corbyn, a veteran socialist and Eurosceptic who voted against European Union membership in a 1975 referendum , has come under heavy criticism from pro-EU lawmakers for his lukewarm campaigning in favour of Britain staying in. "All I would say is I would hate to see him when he is not trying". He said: "The real issue comes down to whether we decide we are a party of power (or) a party of protest".

Sanders worries Trump is benefiting politically from Brexit

The Republican Party's presumed White House nominee, Trump has won the support of millions by echoing many themes embraced by disaffected "Leave" supporters in Britain - including sentiments viewed by some as hostile to immigration. Few, if any, national columnists have written more words during the previous year praising the enormous contributions Bernie Sanders has been making to the progressive cause and American democracy than I have.