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The Tehran Security Council had convened an emergency meeting after two terror attacks occurred on the Iranian Parliament and Imam Khomeini Mausoleum respectively on Wednesday. The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. Earlier, thousands packed Tehran's streets on Friday to mourn the victims of two suicide bomb and gun attacks, and joined their supreme leader in accusing regional rival ...
  • North Korea claims test of new cruise missile to target warships

    North Korea claims test of new cruise missile to target warships

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    South Korea announced Wednesday that it would delay the installation of the remaining components of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) system while it was assessing the system's environmental impact. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin , D-Ill., suggested during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee meeting the delay presents an unexpected setback for defense against North Korea's missile threats.
  • Iran FM: Trump reaction to attacks 'repugnant'

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    The Iranian president also described terrorism as a global challenge, and underlined the need for the worldwide community to unite in order to fight extremism, terrorism and violence. Meanwhile, President Trump's statement on the attack has prompted criticism in Iran. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility. "The Revolutionary Guards have always proven that they will never allow the blood of innocents to be spilt without revenge", they said in a statement.
  • F-35 flights halted at 1 base after hypoxia-like incidents

    F-35 flights halted at 1 base after hypoxia-like incidents

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    The pilots all used their backup oxygen to land the planes safely. The Air Force has grounded 55 F-35s after several pilots reported serious oxygen deprivation during flights. Pilots in the F-22, F-18 and T-45 have all been subject to hypoxia-like symptoms. The Air Force in July 2012 said that the F-22's hypoxia problems were caused by a faulty valve on the pilots' life support vest, which was improperly tightening and constricting their breathing.
  • Philippines violence: Marawi civilians trapped as fire breaks truce

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    At least some of the civilians who perished might have been killed by the Islamist militants for failing to meet the requirements of being "full-fledged" Muslims. The military said 120 militants, 30 civilians and 38 soldiers and policemen have been killed in the sporadic fighting. Sylwander also urged the local governments and law enforcement agencies to ensure that schools in Marawi City and surrounding areas would be safe and open on time as the national school calendar begins next week.
  • Pro-Kremlin lawmaker dismissive of Comey's testimony

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    Still, there was no doubt the veteran lawman made for a challenging adversary. "It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Comey said toward the end of more than two hours of testimony before the Senate intelligence committee.
  • Trump's lawyer: President never said "I need loyalty"

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    The tweet from Trump about Comey claiming total vindication was a milestone for the president in one way: It ended Trump's second-longest tweet drought since he became a presidential candidate, falling just three minutes shy of the all-time mark .
  • Eric Trump: Democrats in Washington are 'not even people'

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    While St. Jude hosts a professional golf tournament this week, a charity golf tournament played every year in NY has the cancer research hospital in the headlines. Eric Trump , appearing on Fox News' show with Sean Hannity Tuesday night, said he was "attacked." The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to Bustle's request for comment.
  • Top Cabinet team to keep jobs in May's new government

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    Among Tory MPs there was anger at the way a 20-point lead in the opinion polls when she called the election in had been squandered in the course of a campaign which was widely condemned as flat-footed and uninspiring. But other Conservative MPs are also in the frame. Hammond, 61, was named chancellor of the exchequer by May shortly after she took over as prime minister almost a year ago, in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Melbourne seige

    Islamic State claims responsibility for Melbourne seige

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    Mr Andrews says he will take a proposal to COAG on Friday that parole decisions relating to people with terror links should involve the Commonwealth. "These are important issues and Australians need to be assured that people who are a threat to their safety are not being released on parole".
  • Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on Comey

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    Trump broke his silence on Twitter following explosive testimony by Comey, declaring "total and complete vindication". Comey said he had the memos leaked in hopes of prompting an appointment of a special counsel to the Russian Federation investigation.