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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack . Iranian commanders pointed the recent summit between Donald Trump and Gulf Arab leaders, where Saudi Arabia called for a harder line against Iran . Attacks of this nature are extremely rare in Iran, particularly in the highly-controlled capital where tourist and government sites are tightly policed.
  • Donald Trump contradicts himself, flusters Congress on Qatar

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    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and others have severed diplomatic relations and cut off air, land and sea access to Qatar, in the most serious Gulf diplomatic crisis since the 1991 war against Iraq. He added that Qatar was undermining the Palestinian Authority and Egypt by supporting Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and said stopping these policies would "contribute to stability in the Middle East".
  • Police identify perpetrators of London Bridge terror attack

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    Butt , who was 27 years old , was a British citizen born in Pakistan. Also hitting out at the reduced police numbers under the last two governments lead by the Conservatives, the Labour mayor also warned London would be more unsafe under planned budget cuts, which he said could lead to as many as 12,000 fewer police officers.
  • Trump blocking Twitter critics raises First Amendment concerns

    Trump blocking Twitter critics raises First Amendment concerns

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    The president blocked them after they responded negatively to his tweets , and, unsurprisingly, they're not alone. Twitter users block people all the time. Still, the letter wasn't all criticisms: The Knight Institute praised the president for his use of the social medium to communicate with the public.
  • 315000-Year-Old Fossils From Morocco Could Be Earliest Recorded Homo Sapiens

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    The team dated the bones by using the vast collection of flint tools found alongside the fossil remains. "Until now, the common wisdom was that our species emerged probably rather quickly somewhere in a "Garden of Eden" that was located most likely in sub-Saharan Africa", says Jean-Jacques Hublin, an author of the study and a director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
  • Notre Dame attacker pledged support to Islamic State

    Notre Dame attacker pledged support to Islamic State

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    Despite this, a spokesman for the French government, Christophe Castaner, in a radio interview said the man had given no sign of his radicalisation and the attack was believed to be "an isolated act". The new task force chief once headed France's DST internal intelligence service. "This has been created to ensure that the intelligence services truly cooperate", said a French presidency official.
  • US Swipes at China Signal a Micro Policy Shift in Disputed Sea

    US Swipes at China Signal a Micro Policy Shift in Disputed Sea

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    The "Nansha" (Spratly) Islands inhabit a part of the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines and Vietnam. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis , speaking at the same conference , said that North Korea presented a "clear and present danger".The UN security council unanimously passed a resolution with new sanctions against North Korea Friday after the regime launched its ninth ballistic missile test of the year.
  • Hawaii becomes first state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement

    Hawaii becomes first state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement

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    Hawaii is joined by many other USA states and localities to declare that the Paris agreement would be honoured, with many governors and mayors signing executive orders or pledging to continue the fight. Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been scolded by many nations around the world - and now even North Korea has weighed in, branding the decision "ignorant".
  • France vows to go beyond Paris climate commitments

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    Ma Aimin of China's National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation warned that full cooperation between the USA state and the Asian nation will not come easy. It came in the immediate aftermath of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords . As reported by the NY Post, Mr.
  • US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

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    Iran has been a key backer of Assad throughout Syria's six-year-long civil war. The Sunni extremist group is at war with Iranian-backed forces in Syria and Iraq , and views Iran's Shiite majority as apostates deserving of death. The Kremlin said the attack on two targets underlined the need for countries to pool their efforts to fight against terrorism, something it said meant working closely with Muslim nations.
  • Fired FBI Director James Comey's Prepared Testimony Leaks: Here It Is

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    He is set to testify under oath Thursday in a public hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In the statement , Comey says he and Trump dined together privately in January. Comey's statement came hours after two top United States spy agency chiefs skirted questions from the Senate panel about whether the president also "asked" them to intervene in the Flynn probe, while saying they never felt pressured to do so.