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Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

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North Korea successfully tested a new "ground-to-sea cruise rocket" that is capable of striking enemy battleships staging a military attack, the country's KCNA news agency said Friday. The regime of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has fired multiple anti-ship cruise missiles in its latest test not just of its missile technology but also of the worldwide community's patience. Read More »

Calls for urgent fire safety audit of Australian buildings

About 600 people were believed to have been inside the tower's 120 flats when the blaze ripped through the building. Around 74 people have been taken to hospital , with 20 in a critical condition and three understood to have suffered life threatening injuries. Read More »

London fire chief: No more survivors expected

Police confirmed 12 deaths among the 600 residents thought to have lived in the tower but expect that toll to rise significantly as the building is searched. One focus for the investigation will be the building's cladding, which TV architect George Clarke said may have accelerated the blaze. "I think he might have just had some broken bones and bruises". Read More »

Shooter James Hodgkinson held strong anti-Republican views

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The Post reported him as saying Hodgkinson was "on the really progressive side of things", but he described him as "very mellow, very reserved" when they stayed at a home in Rock Island. Hodgkinson of IL. Federal Election Commission records show Hodgkinson donated $18 to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign through the fundraising platform ACT Blue in 2015 and 2016. Read More »

Eyewitness Account and Video from Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

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Police initially tweeted that the suspect was among five people transported to the hospital, though Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown later refused to confirm that. Two lawmakers who were at the scene, Representatives Ron DeSantis and Jeff Duncan, indicated there might have been a political motive in the attack. "I wanted to get to him but there were still shots going overhead from both sides", he said. Read More »

Shooter of US Congressman was living in his auto

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Fleischmann had been on the field with his back to the shooter when the rampage began, and dove into the dugout, huddling in place until the shots stopped. Hoosier representative Jim Banks says in a statement "I am praying for Congressman Scalise and those wounded during this morning's baseball practice". Read More »

Sanders Condemns Shooter Who Volunteered on Campaign

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Capitol Hill Police officer Nathan Rainey stands guard on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. Asked whether he thought it was a random shooting , Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks - who helped the wounded at the scene - told CNN: "It sure as heck wasn't an accident". Read More »

AIIB grants USD 150 mn loan for India Infrastructure Fund

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Pandian , the AIIB's Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. The multilateral development bank has been viewed as a rival to the Western-dominated World Bank and Asian Development Bank . The bank will lend $114 million (€102 million) for the Georgia Batumi road bypass project, its first loan to Georgia, co-financed with the Asian Development Bank. Read More »

Washington ne lâche pas le Qatar en pleine crise du Golfe

En outre, deux navires de guerre américains sont arrivés au port d'Hamad, pour participer à une exercice conjoint avec la marine du Qatar , a indiqué Doha jeudi matin. Lorsque la crise a éclaté, Riyad, Abou Dhabi et Manama ont ordonné aux Qataris de quitter leurs pays dans un délai de 14 jours et à leurs citoyens de quitter le Qatar dans le même délai. Read More »

Jury breaks with no verdict in officer's trial

Jeronimo Yanez , a 29-year-old Latino officer, is charged in the July 6 death of Philando Castile , a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker in the St. Paul suburb of St. The police video of the traffic stop and Reynolds' Facebook Live post were played in the courtroom last week. And the definition of "culpable negligence" is "intentional conduct that (Yanez) may not have meant to be harmful, but that an ordinary and reasonably prudent person would recognize as involving a strong possibility ... Read More »

Bystander captures video of Alexandria shooting attack on GOP congress members

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But no matter what authorities discover about Mr. Hodgkinson (and he appears to have had other troubles in his life), Wednesday's attack should cause a gut check about what passes for political discourse in this country. This was a GOP team practice for an annual charity baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. In a statement , Trump said that he and Vice President Mike Pence are "monitoring developments closely". Read More »

Shooting in Virginia: What we know

So it hardly seemed unusual when a man approached Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC in the baseball field parking lot. "I did have an interaction with someone in the parking lot who asked me if the team practicing was a Democrat or Republican team, I told him that they were Republicans". Read More »

A look at the victims of the congressional baseball practice shooting

And when asked to talk about the politics of the shooter - a vehement Trump-hater and Bernie Sanders advocate - Williams played down that as a reason. Congressmen on the scene also said that multiple rounds had been fired and that the shooting "seemed to go on forever". "You're going to have members and families and oftentimes there are long lines and you have lines of members of Congress just sitting outside exposed", he said. Read More »

Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

U.S. Capitol Police officers are being widely praised for helping to stop the attack. The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray neighbourhood of Alexandria, across the Potomac River from Washington . Before entering Congress , Scalise was in the Louisiana Legislature for 12 years. "It was saddening. And there were a lot of shots - easily 30 to 50, maybe more". Read More »

Sessions says suggestions he worked with Russia an "appalling lie"

Of the Oval Office meeting where Sessions was the last person to leave Trump and Comey to a private tête-à-tête, Sessions dismissively said: "It didn't seem a major problem". Specifically, McCain wanted to know if Sessions had challenged Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about Russia's interference in the U.S. election, its invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, and its support for the murderous Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Read More »

Turkey convicts UN judge of 'armed terror group' membership

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The 189 suspects were sought by anti-terrorist police across eight provinces including Istanbul for alleged links to the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the agency said. After the sentence was passed, Akay - who was arrested at his family home last September - was released under judicial supervision pending confirmation of the verdict by Turkey's top appeals court, the Yargitay. Read More »

LSU Keeps Working Backchannels to Get Texas Football Camps in Louisiana Canceled

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After Mumme signed the initial deal, he got a call from an assistant superintendent in Baton Rouge, who invoked a loophole in the paperwork that forced Belhaven to move the camp from BREC Memorial Stadium. The Belhaven coach claims these are the real victims of LSU's backdoor politics, not Texas or Tom Herman . After several developments, LSU appears to have successfully boxed Texas out of Louisiana. Read More »

Hospital says Scalise needs more operations

The incident happened in the Del Ray neighbourhood, which is across the Potomac River from Washington . Scalise was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center for surgery, where he remained in critical condition . He says Scalise has visited OH, and viewed the state's coal and natural gas industry. "Asking you to join me in prayer for @ SteveScalise , @CapitolPolice, their staff & others at the Congressional baseball game practice this AM", Rep. Read More »

Need to stimulate investment flows between India, S. Korea: FM

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Jaitley , who also holds portfolio of defence and corporate affairs, will have a meeting with the Deputy PM and Finance Minister of Korea . "The two countries signed agreements to establish $9 billion in concessional credit and $1 billion in Official development assistance (ODA) funding for infrastructure development projects in India", said an Indian Finance Ministry statement. Read More »