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The twin blasts in Parachinar followed a bombing earlier in the day in Quetta , capital of insurgency-wracked Balochistan province, that killed at least 13 people. The attack was claimed by both the local affiliate of the Islamic State group and by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban , according to the SITE monitoring group, though there was no immediate explanation for the dual claims.
  • Korea Calls Trump a 'Psychopath'

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    Even as intelligence indicated North Korea was continuing to move materials to the nuke test site, Trump tweeted: "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out". Divisive trade issues will be dealt with at a later date. South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks on phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the presidential Blue House in Seoul , South Korea, May 11, 2017.
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    Fifty of Britain's biggest musical names contributed to the cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water, which has now been declared the second fastest-selling single of the year, according to the Official Charts Company. The tune was released on Wednesday (21Jun17), with fans rushing to congratulate Simon for his role in organising the track, from which all proceeds will go to The London Community Foundation .
  • GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

    GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

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    In a joint statement , the four senators said , "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor". "I regret that our Democratic friends made clear early on that they did not want to work with us in a serious, bipartisan way to address the Obamacare status quo".
  • North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier's Treatment

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    Warmbier's treatment by the reclusive North Korean regime sparked strong condemnation in Washington , and inflamed already high tensions stoked by Pyongyang's atomic tests and missile launches. Warmbier's family objected to an autopsy, leaving his official cause of death a mystery. Otto Warmbier died days after his release from North Korea.
  • United States military says crisis communications link with Russian Federation 'in use'

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    It described Binali as "a close confidant" of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and said he "had a central role in recruiting foreign terrorist fighters and provoking terrorist attacks around the world". But it later emerged that Russian Federation and the United States continued to use the hotline even after Moscow said it was hanging up. But Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the action amounted to "complicity with terrorism".
  • Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the

    Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass

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    John Kasich, a Republican, said in a Twitter message. Jenny Montgomery , who owns Montgomery Distillery, said at the Friday's rally that the proposed cuts to Medicaid in the draft bill mean it can't be allowed to pass. "What will be available are policies that don't cover a number of benefits that people are used to getting coverage for today", Blumberg said. The Republican bill aims to deliver on one of Trump's central campaign promises to "repeal and replace" the 2010 law passed under ...
  • U.S. set to approve India's purchase of drones before Modi visit

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    The Indian prime minister was received at the airport by Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva. After the U.S. visit, Modi will travel to the Netherlands on June 27 where he will have a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and call on King Willem-Alexander and meet Queen Maxima.
  • Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

    Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

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    London Fire Brigade said to council leader Georgia Gould that they can not guarantee the safety of residents as the cladding , Gould said of the cladding it "was not up to the standard that we wanted and was not fire retardant". The company added that it was "addressing this as a matter of utmost urgency and assisting the authorities in any way we can". Dozens refused to leave their homes.
  • Twins picked Lewis after another draft prospect turned down their offer

    Twins picked Lewis after another draft prospect turned down their offer

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    Named national player of the year by the National High School Coaches Association, he impressed scouts with his all-around tools and teammates with his selfless attitude. However, he's just one of the three high school students in the Baseball America Top 5 list. He's also 10-3 with 2.34 ERA and 140 strikeouts and 33 walks in 104 innings on the mound.