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10 sailors missing after US warship collides with tanker

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A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a tanker early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, and at least 10 sailors are missing.

FILE - Shi'ite fighters ride on a military vehicle heading toward the airport of Tal Afar during a battle with Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Iraq, Nov. 16, 2016.

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Iraqi security forces launched on Sunday an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Deadly Barcelona Terror Attack

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Islamic State is claiming responsibility for Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, where a driver sped a van along a crowded sidewalk, killing at least 12 people and injuring 80.

North Korea's Kim holds off on Guam plan; U.S. says it can intercept missile

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North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam while he watches the actions of the United States a little longer, the North's state media said on Tuesday, as Washington warned it would take out any missile heading for the Pacific island.

North Korea details Guam strike plan, calls Trump's warning a 'load of nonsense'

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North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense", and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam.

N. Korea says it's weighing Guam strike after Trump warns of 'fire and fury'

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President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday it would face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States, prompting the nuclear-armed nation to say it was considering firing missiles at Guam, a U.S.-held Pacific island.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a stark warning to North Korea, saying it "best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."

British Ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft, left, and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Photo - news wires

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The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a US-drafted resolution that significantly strengthened sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue.

Putin slashing number of US diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a television interview that the U.S. must cut the size of its diplomatic force in his country by more than half, from about 1,210 to 455.

U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

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The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday after Pyongyang's recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), the U.S. and South Korean Air Forces said.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns after Supreme Court order to disqualify him

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday resigned from his post, his office said, hours after the country's Supreme Court disqualified him over corruption claims against his family.

A picture released by North Korean state media after the country proclaimed on July 4, 2017, that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. AFP Photoe

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North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday night that flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States.

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf

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A Navy ship fired multiple warning shots at an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf that came within 150 yards of the U.S. ship, the Navy confirmed.

French President Macron’s popularity plummets amid cuts uproar

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has suffered the biggest slide in three months since Jacques Chirac, according to a poll published on Sunday in a French newspaper.

Several dead as car bomb strikes Afghanistan's Kabul. Photo: AFP

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At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul Monday, an official told AFP, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to protesters after he delivered his State of the Nation address at the Congress in Quezon city, Metro Manila Philippines July 24, 2017. Photo - Reuters

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday promised an unrelenting war on drugs, defying critics who were "trivializing" his campaign with human rights concerns and unjustly blaming the authorities for the bloodshed.

Palestinian Authority leader Abbas freezes relations with Israel over Jerusalem shrine crisis

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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that he was freezing relations with Israel over controversial new security measures erected at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after deadly clashes erupted earlier in the day.

France’s Macron to slash local government spending by €13 billion

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French local authorities will have to cut spending by 13 billion euros by 2022, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

G20 leaders reaffirm free trade but break with US on climate change

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A final statement from the leaders of the world's top economic powers Saturday reaffirmed their support for free trade but exposed a divide between the US and other G20 members on climate change.

This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, shows what was said to be North Korea leader Kim Jung Un, center, applauding after the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea.

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North Korea said it has successfully carried out the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a crucial milestone in Pyongyang’s efforts to develop its nuclear weapons capability, despite repeated international warnings to the contrary.

U.S. plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms

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The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea.

File image - US President, Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump's temporary ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees entering the United States is finally scheduled to take effect later on Thursday, but in a scaled-back form that still allows in some travelers.

Pope Aide Pell Charged With Child Sex Abuse. Photo - AFP

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Cardinal George Pell, the third most powerful figure in the Vatican and Australia's most senior Catholic clergyman, was charged Thursday with child sex offences in a case that has rocked the church.

Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of Mosul mosque

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After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group's self-styled caliphate at an end.

US Supreme Court reinstates most of Trump travel ban

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The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect, a victory for Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

Scores killed in Pakistan oil tanker fire

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An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.

Terror Plot in Mecca Targeted Grand Mosque

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Authorities in Saudi Arabia said they averted a plot targeting the Grand Mosque in Mecca during the final hours of Ramadan.

London's Grenfell fire tragedy raises fears over other buildings

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Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a London tower block, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office said.

Over 100 people feared buried in China landslide

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At least fifteen people were found dead and over 100 remained missing hours after a massive landslide buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as rescuers frantically scoured through rocks for survivors.

London fire PA. At least 12 are dead as blaze rips through west London tower block. Photo - Business Insider

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A blazing fire engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, killing 12 people, injuring at least 70 more and trapping some residents asleep inside the towering inferno.

Suspected GOP baseball practice shooter identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson

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A gunman opened fire on Wednesday on Republican U.S. lawmakers who were practicing near Washington for a charity baseball game, wounding senior Republican leader Steve Scalise and several others before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said.

UK PM May fails to gain majority as Brexit divorce talks with EU loom.

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Britain's voters have delivered a stunning blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, wiping out her parliamentary majority and prompting calls for her to resign.

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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James Comey said on Thursday he was disturbed by President Donald Trump's bid to get him to drop a probe into the former national security adviser, but the former FBI director would not say whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice.

Islamic State Claims Deadly Attacks on Iran Parliament, Tomb

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The Islamic State group claimed a pair of attacks Wednesday on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which have killed two security guards and wounded more than 30 people, with the siege at the legislature still underway.

Terrorists: Khuram Shazad Butt (L), Rachid Redouane (M) and Youssef Zaghba (R) have been named by police Met Police.

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Neighbors of one of the perpetrators of the London Bridge terror attack have described reporting him to authorities on at least two occasions after, they say, he attempted to convert their children to radical Islam in a local park.

Khuram Butt (left) was known to police and the security service. Photo: BBC

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Two of the three men who carried out Saturday night's terror attack in London have been named by police.

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