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At least 26 killed in Taliban, Afghan security cease-fire gathering


A vehicle bomb killed 36 people in Nangarhar on Saturday, an attack claimed by Daesh terrorist group. He also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire , which is due to end on Sunday. Many people across the country have urged the government and the Taliban to extend their ceasefires . He also repeated his promise that everything could be on the negotiation table, including the presence of foreign forces. Read More »

Trump suggests separation of families at border is a negotiating tool

More than 1,600 people arrested at the U.S. -Mexico border, including parents who have been separated from their children, are being transferred to federal prisons, U.S. "I'm looking at both of them", Donald Trump told Fox News. Trump's opposition would deal a body blow to efforts to tamp down the border crisis, which has raised alarm among evangelical leaders who backed Trump's campaign. Read More »

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano destroys 467 homes


A lava fountain is pulsing to heights of 185 to 200 feet. Lava has also destroyed 467 homes, the agency said. In early May, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauwe, located on Big Island, is the largest island in the island of Hawaii. Read More »

France, Italy put up united front on eurozone reform


United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the European Union yesterday to sort out its "shameful" refugee policy after both Italy and Malta turned away a ship carrying some 629 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa. In a statement, the sixth fleet said the USA ship, the Trenton, was "coordinating" with authorities. As Conte and Macron mended fences in Paris , Italy's foreign minister met with his Maltese counterpart in Rome to discuss the clash. Read More »

Taxi Driver Plows Into World Cup Fans in Russian Federation


He says he fled because he thought the crowd of people "were going to kill" him. Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured in the crash. Russian media are reporting that the fans were made up of Mexican supporters waiting to watch their team play Germany tomorrow. The U.S. State Department on Friday updated its travel advice on Russian Federation, saying terrorist groups were plotting attacks. Read More »

Italy bars two more refugee ships from ports


Three ships carrying more than 600 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea arrived in the eastern Spanish port city of Valencia early on Sunday (local time), marking the end of a dispute that laid bare divisions among European Union member states over migration and asylum policy. Read More »

Eid ul Fitr being observed in parts of KP


The festival embraces one and all and teaches mankind to do good deeds to enrich the soul, she said and stated that the message of Eid-ul-Fitr is relevant today more than ever when there is mistrust and turmoil all around. The three-day festival marks the ending of the fasting month of Ramadan. When is Eid al Fitr 2018? Different Muslim communities celebrate iftar parties in different ways. Read More »

Trump attacks Comey after release of watchdog report


Muellers probe includes a look into whether Trump himself tried to obstruct justice by firing Comey. “The IG Report is a total disaster for Comey, his minions and sadly, the FBI , ” Trump tweeted earlier. In fact, she argued, this dynamic stretches into the present and explains why Trump is so obsessed with going after the Justice Department. She told the inspector general she decided not to step aside because it might "create a misimpression" that she and the former president had ... Read More »

Trump quip about North Korea's Kim sparks outcry on social media

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday praised a " possible new avenue to peace " with North Korea but warned the United States must remain vigilant to countries pursuing nuclear weapons. Trump's critics pointed to his salute of one of Kim's generals - footage of which was released Thursday by North Korea state media in a documentary film about the summit - as evidence of the national security risks in his behavior. Read More »

Delhi Air Quality Beyond "Severe" After Dust Storm In Western India


With a thick blanket of haze enveloping Delhi the NCR over the last few days, the air quality in the Capital remained beyond the "severe" level for the third continuous day and authorities warned that dusty conditions were likely to prevail for another three-four days advising citizens to avoid staying outdoors for long hours. Read More »

Battle for Hodeida leaves dozens dead


But in Hodeida, people were stockpiling what little food they could for fear of an imminent siege and streets were empty except for beggars and fighters. Aid agency CARE International quoted its last staff member in Hodeidah as saying: "The situation is very scary, scarier than it has ever been before". Read More »

20 wounded one dead after shooting at Trenton Art All Night event


Tens of thousands of people were expected to attend the event throughout its day-long run, though it was not clear how many people were there at the time of the shooting. Onofri. The 24-hour arts festival, which included artwork submitted by local children, and an anti-gun violence project, has since been cancelled. Nicolo saw one person with a gunshot wound, he said. Read More »

Heat advisory issued for St. Louis from Friday through Sunday


The highest heat index readings will impact the St. Louis metropolitan area. While the morning is starting off pleasant, southerly winds through the day will bring a return to the heat and humidity. Sunday's high temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s as a result of the mostly cloudy skies and early showers/storms that are expected to develop anytime between mid-morning and early afternoon. Read More »

Most Voters Call NK Summit a Success


However 56% of respondents said it's too early to say whether the summit will mean a better relationship between the US and North Korea . "That's a very important thing", he said. "President Obama lost Crimea, just so you understand". Trump has called lawmakers to express enthusiasm for the agreement, but also complained that he has not had more robust support from GOP lawmakers, said a person with knowledge of those calls, who spoke on condition of anonymity to share internal ... Read More »

Dems Forced Family Border Breakups With 'Cruel Agenda'

Sharing information with DHS, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, will likely mean parents and family members in the US illegally will not come forward for their children, fearing they'll be arrested - leading to longer stays for the children in the ORR shelters. Read More »

Woman swallowed whole by 23ft python in Indonesia while gardening


Wa Tiba left her home on Muna Island and walked to her cornfield that was about half a mile from her house. She was concerned about wild boars that had been raiding her fields lately. "We were immediately suspicious that the snake had swallowed Akbar because around the site, we found palm fruit, his harvesting tool, and a boot", a senior village official, Junaidi , told reporters. Read More »

Judge sends Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jail


Since October , Manafort had posted bail for $10 million and was awaiting arraignment in his Alexandria, Virginia home. Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought additional charges against Manafort and longtime associate Konstantin Kilimnik , accusing them of obstructing justice. Read More »

Fire erupts in Lewisham tower block one year after Grenfell


On June 14 past year, a devastating fire tore through the residential high-rise, killing 72 people and injuring over 70 others. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire told MPs on Monday 198 of out of the 203 households had accepted either permanent or temporary accommodation almost one year on from the fire. Read More »

Fireball whisky covers interstate after big rigs crash in Arkansas


Images shared by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (DOT) show that the highway is littered with bottles of Fireball that spilled during the crash. Trooper Liz Chapman, a spokesman for Arkansas State Police, said injuries were reported in the crash, though they were not believed to be serious. Read More »

Auto bomb kills 26 during Eid ceasefire in east Afghanistan


Ghani declared a unilateral a weeklong ceasefire last week, and the Taliban agreed to honour it during the three-day Eid period that ends Sunday. The Taliban urged people to come forward and take selfies. The Taliban's ceasefire followed President Ashraf Ghani's announcement that police and troops would cease operations against the Taliban for eight days, starting last Tuesday - though he warned that operations against other militants, including IS, would continue. Read More »

Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, injuring eight

Preliminary information indicated the driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver tried to flee the scene, but he was detained by police, according to local reports. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, around 200 metres from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping centre. A medical source cited by Interfax said none of the people hospitalized was critically injured. Read More »

2nd Kansas sheriff’s deputy dies after shooting


Around 11:30 a.m., the deputies were shot in downtown Kansas City, courthouse and sheriff's office, near a transport bay while a suspect was being moved from court back to the jail. He also is facing charges in the first-degree murder of a 55-year-old woman on December 26, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Fox News reports that a second Kansas City, KS police office has died after being shot Friday by a prisoner during inmate transportation. Read More »

Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, seven people injured


They said the driver of the taxi had a Kyrgyzstan driving licence. Russian news agency Interfax has quoted a source as saying the driver may have been drunk. The fans were reportedly from Mexico, who are in the city ahead of their opening match with Germany on Sunday, which is taking place in the Luzhniki stadium. Read More »