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His comments came at the end of a week that saw Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Bahrain and Egypt sever ties with the Gulf state over concerns that it was fuelling terrorism and supporting Shia proxies of Iran . Qatar has yet to receive any list of demands from the Arab countries that have cut ties, Sheikh Mohammed said. In a rare public statement, Tillerson appealed to the Middle Eastern and North African governments behind the blockade of Qatar.
  • Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after 'bomb threat'

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    MH128 was forced to turn back to Melbourne due to a disruptive passenger who claimed to have a bomb just minutes after take-off. A Malaysia Airlines passenger describes coming face-to-face with the man, who claimed to have an explosive device on board the flight.
  • Trump and aides turn their fire on former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

    Trump and aides turn their fire on former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

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    President Donald Trump's private lawyer plans to file a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey with the Senate judiciary committee and Justice Department Inspector General for leaking memos according to reports . If there are tapes, the committee asked McGahn to turn them over by June 23. The paper reported Trump had asked Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • 'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election, says Scottish leader

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    But her opponents say that Sturgeon will have no choice but to drop the referendum demand, at least for the foreseeable future. "We had a very clear message in this campaign and there wouldn't have been so many SNP losses tonight if Nicola Sturgeon hadn't tried to force through an unwanted second independence referendum in March", she said.
  • Donald Trump hasn't tweeted in a very long time

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    A majority of people who voted for President Donald Trump want someone in the White House to get the boot (and, no, we're not talking impeachment, although plenty of people want that as well). The same day, Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised social media for giving Trump "the ability to speak directly to the people without the bias of the media filtering those types of communications".
  • Floods overtake Sri Lanka, kills 150, govt seeks aid

    Floods overtake Sri Lanka, kills 150, govt seeks aid

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    The army believed that it does not expect to find any more people to survive due to flood and landslide . Sri Lanka's government appealed to the United Nations as well as other countries for help with rescue and relief measures. A second Indian vessel - INS Shardul - arrived in Colombo today, with a third expected tomorrow. 'I thought it was my end, ' he said as he recalled how the water level suddenly rose on Sunday, covering his head, before he was pulled to safety.
  • Tories unseat SNP Deputy Leader Angus Robertson in Moray

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    Angus Robertson, who was SNP leader in the House of Commons , lost his seat to Tory MP Douglas Ross in a surprise coup for the Tories. Mr Ross, who is now an MSP at Holyrood and also a professional football referee, overturned his rival's majority of 9,065 to win the constituency.
  • British pound dives as UK enters new period of political uncertainty

    British pound dives as UK enters new period of political uncertainty

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    Labour's crucial insight was that the Brexit vote had less to do with Europe than with the state Britain's in: jobs and dignity lost, communities unraveling, education failing, the National Health Service in tatters , nurses depending on food banks, and homelessness on the rise while the wealthy continue to flourish, oblivious and cut off.
  • May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

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    Trump offered his warm support to May over the just- concluded parliamentary election, it said . The Tories , as they are commonly known in the United Kingdom, will now have to govern as a minority party, or try to form a coalition government , or force another general election .
  • Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate panel

    Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate panel

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    The Justice Department has said that while Sessions was there, for a speech by Trump, there were no meetings or private encounters. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions "at one point recently" offered to resign because his relationship with President Trump had grown so tense, according to reports from ABC News and multiple other news outlets.
  • Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan makes statement on terrorist attacks in Tehran

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    Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday slammed United States president Donald Trump's remarks on the Tehran terror attacks that killed 13 people. Iran has indirectly suggested that Saudi Arabia, its major regional rival and a USA ally, played a role in the attack. The jihadi group has increased its propaganda output aimed at Iranians and Persian speakers this year, including a video in March that called on Iran's Sunnis to take up arms against Iran's Shiite elite.