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He said normal life in Qatar is "not affected" by the blockage, insisting the tiny country maintains sufficient access to other air and sea routes to secure food for its people. With supply chains disrupted and anxiety mounting about deepening economic turbulence, banks and firms in Gulf Arab states were trying to keep business links to Qatar open and avoid a costly firesale of assets.
  • Severe Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast

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    No casualties have so far been reported. The authorities have moved hundreds of thousands of people to shelters. They had initially planned to make one million people leave their villages. Meanwhile all flights in and out of Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport have been suspended till this afternoon. Bangladesh is routinely hit by bad storms between April and December that cause deaths and widespread property damage.
  • United Kingdom election: Conservatives could lose parliamentary majority, exit poll shows

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    May had been expected to win comfortably. May and Corbyn both cast their votes in their respective constituencies of Maidenhead, southern England, and Islington, north London . Against the euro, the pound plummeted over 1% to 1.13 euros. While Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, made a series of passionate and sure-footed performances in the final stages of the campaign, May was privately described by some Tory candidates as "Maybot" - repeating near-identical lines in her speeches.
  • Sterling down sharply after exit poll predicts Tories to fall short

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    The British pound took a hit and decreased in value after exit polls projected Conservatives won't get a majority in UK Parliament. May, who went into the election with a reputation for quiet competence, was criticized for a lacklustre campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal her opponents dubbed the " dementia tax".
  • Iran says IS-claimed attacks killed 16

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    Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi told IRNA on Thursday that it is clear Saudi Arabia supports terrorist groups but it is too soon to say whether it was involved in the Parliament and mausoleum strikes. Egypt condemned "in the strongest terms" Wednesday's twin terrorist attacks in Iran that killed at least 12 people and injured more than 40, the foreign ministry said .
  • Rain intervenes again - and this time Australia are on the wrong end

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    Australia needed twenty overs to be delivered for the result to stand under the Duckworth-Lewis system, but they fell four short of that target to see the result void. Bangladesh's sole wicket arrived when Rubel Hossain pinged one back onto Finch's pad but captain Steve Smith quickly restored order, a lifted drive through the covers taking Australia past 50.
  • Identities of two London Bridge attackers revealed

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    The current death toll stands at seven people after three assailants wearing fake suicide vests mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a stabbing spree in bars in nearby Borough Market . The Islamic State militant group, which is losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an offensive backed by a USA -led coalition, claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack, though it is unclear whether the attackers had links to the group.
  • France confirms death of second citizen in London Bridge attack

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    Butt's family said Wednesday they were "shocked and appalled" by his actions. The family of another victim, 32-year-old James McMullan , said: "It is important for us to all carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who are trying to destroy us and remember that hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals and will only breed more".
  • Iran FM says Trump reaction to attacks 'repugnant'

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    Several Arab media outlets claimed that the Islamic State group carried out the attacks, but removed the news report from their websites after half an hour, according to the semi-offical Fars News Agency. The revered shrine was not damaged. The Iranian official said that the situation in the region had exacerbated since the agreement was no surprise and cautioned against "such a risky approach towards regional security and its grave consequences".
  • IS claims London attacks; more held

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    The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the massacre, which sparked fears that Britain is in the grip of a wave of copycat incidents. Redouane, who also used the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different birth date that would make him 26 years old, had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, police said.