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Why Jeremy Corbyn won't be in the West Country today

Prime Minister Theresa May will be absent when the other leaders with opening statements before taking questions from the audience. Jeremy Corbyn is to make a surprise last-minute appearance at tonight's BBC election debate in Cambridge, he has confirmed. [Full Article...]

Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'

Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs' The ISIS terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack the Coptic Christians , the second major attack on Egypt's minority community in almost two months. Egypt has repeatedly expressed concern over militants crossing from Libya to Egypt to conduct attacks. The death toll in Friday's attack on buses carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt has risen to 29, officials said. [Full Article...]

At least 80 killed, 350 injured in Kabul car bomb explosion

At least 80 killed, 350 injured in Kabul car bomb explosion At least nine people were killed and 100 injured Wednesday when a vehicle bomb exploded in Kabul's diplomatic district, Afghan officials said. Four journalists were also wounded when a sewage tanker packed with explosives was detonated in a rush-hour terror attack on Wednesday morning . [Full Article...]

Germany suspends deportation flights to Afghanistan after Kabul attack

The attack struck a busy neighborhood in the Afghan capital just before 8:30 a.m., during Kabul's morning commute. Ismail Kawasi , spokesman for the public health ministry, said more than 50 wounded people are in Kabul hospitals so far. [Full Article...]

Official says Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal

After taking office, however, Mr. Trump faced pressure to stay in the deal from investors, global powers and business leaders, including some in the coal industry. Like his boss, Pruitt has questioned the consensus of climate scientists that the Earth is warming and that man-made climate emissions are to blame. Since taking office, the pair have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations ... [Full Article...]

Trump's 'covfefe' tweet takes the internet by storm

The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president's more popular posts before it was taken down after almost six hours online. The president sent out a new tweet within half an hour in which he invited Twitter to figure out the "true meaning of 'covfefe '". [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn to hammer Tories on schools and NHS

Jeremy Corbyn to hammer Tories on schools and NHS May has refused to do any live TV debates, and Corbyn had previously said he wouldn't take part without her. Mr Corbyn said analysis from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies showed that the Conservative manifesto for the June 8 General Election showed they were offering no new money for the NHS and a real-terms cut in per-pupil funding for schools. [Full Article...]

Japanese slightly injured at embassy in Kabul

The number of casualties was expected to rise. The center also says that 400 people are now reported to have been wounded in the attack on Wednesday morning. The Taliban on Wednesday denied involvement in the bombing. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, which came in the first week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . [Full Article...]

Indian naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka with flood relief supplies

The government has alerted worldwide organisations for relief, Gankanda said. Relief officials said the monsoon had been expected, yet the rainfall was at unexpected levels. Earlier, the head of military rescue operations Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe told the BBC that troops had reached all the affected areas and the risk to life had receded. [Full Article...]

SNP victory in Scotland would 'triple lock' second independence vote

And viewers were left to read between the lines. At the launch of her party's election manifesto in Perth later, the SNP leader will say that the argument for another referendum will be strengthened if they win the most seats in Scotland . [Full Article...]

Trump's communications director set to leave WHite House - Trump adviser

Trump's communications director set to leave WHite House - Trump adviser White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned . Trump returned from his overseas trip over the weekend. Trump also has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs. [Full Article...]

United States begins sending weapons to Kurdish YPG in Syria

A Soldier of the People's Protection Units Kurdish militia stands next to a US eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicles, near al-Ghanamya village, al-Darbasiyah town at the Syrian-Turkish border, Syria on April 29, 2017. Washington has sought to placate Ankara by saying the weapons will be handed out judiciously, and that it will monitor these to make sure they do not go into Turkey. [Full Article...]

AMD Vega GPUs will be announced for consumer PCs during SIGGRAPH

We don't know anything other than the release date, but it seems AMD has missed the Q2 launch with June wrapping up in 30 days, but July 30 is only two months from now. "Announcing the Acer Aspire GX-281 desktop with AMD Ryzen™ processors in late April, we are proud to be on the forefront of AMD's new technology", said Jerry Kao, president of IT Products Business at Acer. [Full Article...]

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

The hunger strikers' long list of demands included an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention , a policy under which Israel holds prisoners without charge or trial. On May 7, the Israel's prison authority shared video of what it said was Barghouti eating biscuits in a break from the strike. The Palestinian Authority will now fund the second visit, according to Hebrew media. [Full Article...]

Russia Launches Missile Strikes Targeting Islamic State in Syria

Russia Launches Missile Strikes Targeting Islamic State in Syria Russian Federation provided notification of the strike in advance to the warn the United States, Israel and Turkey , much as the United States provided notification to Russian Federation before its April 6 Tomahawk strike on Syria . Its cultural significance means that it acts as a propaganda win for the Russian forces. The SDF seeks to surround and isolate Raqqa before launching an offensive ... [Full Article...]

Strong, swift UN reaction to Trump on climate

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump , said his city won't "back down" if the White House walks away from the Paris climate accord. not to leave the Paris agreement ", Guterres said in response to a question following his address at New York University . Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila said a USA withdrawal would be a big setback, adding that "we must find p... [Full Article...]

Trade tops agenda as Trump hosts Vietnamese leader

Trade tops agenda as Trump hosts Vietnamese leader Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday he would sign deals for USA goods and services worth US$15 billion to US$17 billion during his visit to Washington, D.C., mainly for high technology products and for services. During a visit to Vietnam a year ago, Obama lifted restrictions on US arms sales to the communist-governed nation. "In 2001, we signed a bilateral trade agreement ... [Full Article...]

MacBook Pro 2017 to be announced at WWDC in June?

Further, the company is expected to launch a 32GB RAM variant of the 15-inch MacBook Pro to cater to the need of professional users, as pointed out in a report by 9To5Mac. Best Buy isn't as depleted, but if you look at in-store stock you will find that many locations show "Only a few left!" when comparing the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. [Full Article...]

Pentagon missile defense program scores direct hit

The Pentagon's oft-criticised missile defence program has scored a triumph, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting USA territory from a North Korean attack. May 31 The U.S. military said on Wednesday that its successful test of defenses against an attack from an intercontinental ballistic missile showed the United States can stay ahead of... [Full Article...]

Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at Indianapolis Taco Bell

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report cited by local stations CBS 4 and FOX 59 claims that two teenagers robbed Franchitti, Dixon and wife Emma Davies Dixon at around 10 p.m. Dixon will be hoping to add another Indy500 crown to his collection, qualifying in pole position for Sunday's famous race. "We knew the conditions were much better today and we took a little bit of a g... [Full Article...]


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