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by | June 20, 2017 | 09:01

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain last week cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over alleged accusations that Doha was supporting worldwide Islamist extremists who are threats to the region's peace and security. But authorities in the UAE and Bahrain have made praise for Qatar's government a criminal offence carrying possible jail time, and some Gulf citizens have anxious that the strong rhetoric on Qatar's foreign policy would divide their peoples.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:27

London police say one suspect has been detained in an apparent early-morning attack on worshippers standing outside a mosque. Police have been searching a residential address in Pentwyn, a suburb to the northeast of Cardiff , where Mr Osborne has been listed as living.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:27

The police chief, who went inside the charred shell of the high-rise tower over the weekend, told reporters: "I've investigated major crime for most of my service and I've seen some awful things but I don't think anything prepared me for what I was going to see when I was in there".

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:27

Floral tributes and messages for the victims of Grenfell Tower are seen in London , Britain, on June 16, 2017. "Thankfully, due to all the work we have been doing over the last few days, we have located five people who we feared dead and are in fact safe and well".

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:23

Actor cum director Kamal Rashid Khan, who is popular for his controversial remarks, alleged that the Indian captain Virat Kohli should be behind bars for "fixing the Champions Trophy final ", after India received crushing defeat against Pakistan by 180 runs.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:21

Despite the poor performance, Le Pen's control over the party remained too strong for any challenge to her leadership in the near future, he said, especially after her niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen stepped away from politics. The next elections for the French Senate, the upper house, are scheduled for September 2017. Macron's rivals fear the elections will produce a virtual lack of opposition to counter an all-powerful president.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:19

Three Islamic extremists ram a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then stab people at bars and restaurants in Borough Market before being shot to death by police. Police said the arrested man would be the "subject of a mental health assessment in due course". Eight of the injured were taken to hospitals and the rest were treated at the scene.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:16

Mohammad Hafeez hailed Pakistan's team spirit as the key to their stunning Champions Trophy final triumph against India . Pakistan beat India by 180 runs at The Oval on Sunday. He was selected the player of the tournament by a panel consisting Geoff Allardice ( ICC General Manager - Cricket, and Chairman Event Technical Committee), former captains Michael Atherton of England, India's Sourav Ganguly, Ramiz Raja of Pakistan, as well as Lawrence Booth (Editor, Wisden Almanack, and ...

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:15

The alleged attacker is now in custody, and a residence in Cardiff , Wales, is being inspected by the police as possibly associated with the incident. Scotland Yard said they had arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder . Police killed the three attackers. Witnesses described hearing the van driver shout: "I'm going to kill Muslims" and "I've done my bit".

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:11

Other Sena leaders and BJP state President Raosaheb Patil-Danve stayed out of the 75-minute meeting. Shah, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, visited Thackeray's residence "Matoshree" and held a close-door meeting, which started around 10 am and lasted almost 75 minutes.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:13

The police did not describe the incident as an attack, but they did confirm that investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command. Frank reports that Muna Mohamed said one of her relatives suffered a broken back in Monday's attack and is in critical condition. The Metropolitan Police said there will be more uniformed officers at places of worship, including mosques and Muslim community centres, as they try to reassure local people.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:12

In a statement, Myron Brilliant, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the new rules limit the "possibility for positive change on the island and risk ceding growth opportunities to other countries that, frankly, may not share America's interest in a free and democratic Cuba that respects human rights".

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:06

He was arrested, initially for attempted murder and later on terror grounds, police said on Monday. The BBC says Osborne, a father of four, is reportedly from the Cardiff , Wales, area. "There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished". Police have not yet determined whether the fatality was a result of the van attack.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:36

Perhaps it was because of his administrative skills that he hardly had any confrontation with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar , who had said he had not been consulted before Kovind's appointment as Bihar governor. "I doubt even the three-member panel of senior members formed by the party to talk to the Opposition had any inkling of it", quipped a senior functionary at the Ashoka Road.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:34

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov condemned the attack, branding it an act of aggression which actually helped the terrorists the U.S. The U.S. relies on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to reclaim territory from ISIS . The US military, however, claimed that the jet " dropped bombs near " US-backed Kurdish SDF militants.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:35

He was responding to questions at a press conference about ally Shiv Sena, which has often been critical of the BJP and the Modi government, suggesting the name of M S Swaminathan, known for steering India's Green Revolution, as its presidential choice.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:35

Ten people were injured in the attack, all of them Muslims, with eight requiring hospital treatment. "By God's grace we managed to surround him and to protect him from any harm", Mahmoud told reporters. "Sending love and prayers to the victims in #FinsburyPark London . I don't think people understand how much these attacks affect all of us". These are the values that define this city, "she said".

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:32

If Handel loses, it will be a warning sign to House Republicans facing tough races in other suburban districts around the country, many of them among the 23 GOP-held seats where Trump trailed Clinton in 2016. The ad tying Ossoff to the bloody rampage isn't the only controversial last-minute spot airing in the district. A lot is at stake in Tuesday's special election.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:17

Osborne allegedly drove a rented van into a crowd of Good Samaritans gathered to help an elderly man outside a mosque following night prayers in Ramadan. The incident followed a series of attacks in Britain. Religious leaders in London condemned Monday's van attack outside a local mosque and observed a moment of silence for the victims.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:11

Another eyewitness, who gave his name as Athman, told AFP: "People were screaming: "It's a terrorist attack , it's an attack, this guy attacked us", and I had to run back and tried to save people who were still alive and giving water, helping the police".

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:11

Got tips? Go to www.thegayuk.com/newsdesk to tell us something. Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January, after Sinn Fein collapsed the administration amid faltering trust and relations with the DUP.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:07

Talks with the DUP to secure her government broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive". When French President Emmanuel Macron met Mrs May in Paris on Tuesday, he said the door was open for Britain to remain a member of the European Union until talks ended.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:06

However, she added after chairing the talks that the problem must be resolved within the region and not by outside powers. A Qatar Airways ad called for open skies in a video with stretching horizons and embracing families after Gulf neighbors blocked their airspace to the state-owned carrier amid a diplomatic crisis.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:08

Malka, who joined the Border Police 15 months ago, is survived by her parents, three sisters and two brothers. The People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine said its two attackers, Osama Ata, 19, and Baraa Ata, 18, were members of the same clan who both spent time in Israeli prisons.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:07

File- American college student Otto Warmbier has been released after more than 17 months in detention in North Korea but has been in a coma for over a year, according to his parents. Five days later, North Korea responded by firing four anti-ship missiles into the sea east of the Korean peninsula. Ohio's USA senators sharply criticized North Korea soon after his release.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:05

An Israeli border policewoman and three Palestinians were killed in two simultaneous attacks last night. He confirmed one of the attackers was a member of Hamas and the other two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine .

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:06

Speaking in Downing Street alongside Mr Varadka, Mrs May dismissed these concerns as she claimed her government "remains absolutely steadfast" in its commitment to upholding the Good Friday Agreement . So far she has balanced the two by having ministers from both wings in her top team or cabinet, and by carefully controlling any message on her approach to Brexit , fearful she could give away her hand to European Union negotiators.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:06

Police said the driver was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, including murder and attempted murder. The council's secretary general Harun Khan says the incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road.

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:03

The first meeting between the government and the Opposition over the July 17 presidential election ended inconclusively today without any names being discussed by either side. The duo also held discussion with Congress president Sonia Gandhi , her party colleagues Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge. "We will discuss later and decide".

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:03

He then said that he struck the attacker and helped to subdue him, pinning him down until the police arrived. She hailed the "bravery" of locals for detaining the driver at the scene in the north London district of Finsbury Park. Mr McDonald said that he ordered the tactical firearms units into position within an hour of the Finsbury Park attack . The attack was declared a terrorist incident within eight minutes of its occurrence, and armed officers were on the scene within 10 minutes, ...

by | June 20, 2017 | 07:03

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed today to fight terrorism in all its forms after a white driver ploughed his van into a crowd of Muslims in a suspected Islamophobic attack. However, the mosque was shut down and reorganized and has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade. Mahmoud also said that he and his colleagues would do everything they could to calm any tensions within the community.

by | June 20, 2017 | 06:56

Shah and senior Ministers of the Union government. Notably, President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends on July 24. Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu, seen as a probable in certain quarters, was discussed along with former deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Karia Munda.

by | June 20, 2017 | 06:58

Police are searching a residential address in Pentwyn, where Osborne is listed as living, in connection with the attack. According to multiple reports and social media posts, the van ran over people leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque. Prime Minister Theresa May said that her thoughts were with the victims and their families, and that she would chair a Cobra emergency cabinet meeting this morning.

by | June 20, 2017 | 06:55

A special congressional election in Georgia is now billing at an estimated $40 million and counting between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel , making it easily the most expensive in history, NBC News reported . Still unclear was how much last week's shootings at an Alexandria, Va., ballfield targeting Republican lawmakers would affect the race. In the end, the stories we tell about what happens in the 6th will be more important than what the prognosticators can glean ...

by | June 20, 2017 | 06:53

The attack, in which a 48-year-old man plowed into a group of people leaving a local mosque, occurred hours after The Great Get Together , a congregation of Christians, Jews, and Muslims across the U.K.in a show of community for MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016 for her support of immigration.