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Fasting is completed with holiday of "Eid al-Fitr". Washington D.C. [U.S.A.]: The White House did not host an Iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, for the first time in almost two decades. As announced earlier, the US White House under President donald Trump has made a decision to skip the dinner hosted on the occasion for Muslims in the country and instead sent out " Eid Mubarak " greetings in a statement, ending a two-decade-old tradition.
  • Erdogan Rejects Arab Demands on Qatar

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    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seems to be siding with Qatar in some of the demands made by the Gulf States in exchange for the removal of blockades. Qatar is home to an important U.S. airbase, at al-Udeid, which serves as forward headquarters for U.S. Central Command. He added: "If you look at the words of Secretary Tillerson, you have to slightly read between the lines, because he has been very careful - all of the countries involved are all close United States allies".
  • 15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

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    Dramatic videos circulating on social media show the turquoise and yellow trimmed party boat rocking back and forth as people crawled down from a fourth-floor roof as it began sinking into the water. Witnesses said the boat broke in two and the captain told passengers to go to one side of the ship, which was carrying more than 150 passengers. Carlos Espinosa, an independent journalist from Guatape, said about a month ago townspeople awoke to find the El Almirante filled with water and ...
  • PM May pays out for N. Ireland deal to govern Britain

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    Foster's party had demanded tangible benefits for Northern Ireland in terms of jobs and investment in order to offer its support for May, who lost her majority in the House of Commons in a snap election earlier this month. But critics, including some Conservatives, have objected to any kind of alliance with the Democratic Unionists because of some of the party's views, including its opposition to same-sex marriage and to abortion.
  • Democrat: Obama should have acted on hacking

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    President Trump criticized Obama earlier Sunday for allegedly doing "nothing" about reports that Russian Federation interfered in last year's presidential campaign. He also defended his own actions against allegations his campaign aides possibly colluded with Russian officials to help him win and that he obstructed justice by firing James Comey , the former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while he was heading the agency's Russia investigation.
  • US jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

    US jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

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    F-15 destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near USA -backed local forces. In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a US -led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces".
  • Hurricane Dora forms in the Pacific off Mexico's coast

    Hurricane Dora forms in the Pacific off Mexico's coast

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    Hurricane Dora is centered about 170 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest at a rate of almost 13 mph. The NHC warned of possible heavy rains along the southwestern coast of Mexico but added that the centre of the storm is expected to move parallel to but remain offshore of the coast of Mexico.
  • Minnesota officer found not guilty of all charges in Philando Castile shooting

    Minnesota officer found not guilty of all charges in Philando Castile shooting

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    John Thompson protests against the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez , was found not guilty of manslaughter for shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Philando Castile's sister, Allysza, cried as she told reporters , "He didn't deserve to die the way he did". Protests and demonstrations immediately took place across the country as Castile's girlfriend had recorded and broadcast the tragedy on Facebook Live.
  • Thousands Pay Tribute To Otto Warmbier In Ohio

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    Warmbier was sent back to the U.S.in a state of unresponsive wakefulness , according to doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. North Korea denied allegations that American student Otto Warmbier had been mistreated while in Pyongyang's custody, and blamed the USA administration of President Barack Obama for his death.
  • Grenfell Tower fire: Book of Condolence to open in Belfast

    Grenfell Tower fire: Book of Condolence to open in Belfast

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    He said the death toll could still change if anyone reported as missing was found alive, of if anyone was found in the ruined tower who had not been reported as missing. "This is an incredible distressing time for families and they have my commitment that we will do this as quickly as we possibly can", he said. "It has been incredibly emotional working in there".
  • PM invites CEOs to invest in India, invokes surgical strike

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    Initial signs were upbeat, with Trump describing Modi as a "true friend!" on Twitter , and the Indian leader posting that he "greatly looked forward" to the one-on-one. "These plans also showcase the enormous fruits of our relationships with enterprising US partners-worth many billions of dollars over the next decade alone-together with concomitant new employment opportunities across both societies", he further wrote in his commentary.
  • Ronaldo confident after leading Portugal to Confederations Cup semi-finals

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    Andre Silva added a third on 80 minutes before Nani completed the rout in stoppage time to ensure Portugal finished above Mexico on goal difference. Chile and Germany are leading the group with four points each and there are slight doubts any upset can be created by either Cameroon or Australia , their opponents, who have a point each.