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Southern Baptists Pass Resolution Condemning Alt-Right

Southern Baptists have several explanations for why the initial resolution failed. "We do share your abhorrence". The convention approved a different resolution re-stating the faith group's long-standing opposition to gambling and condemning the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for its role as the leading abortion provider in the U.S. Read More »

Rep. Scalise upgraded to serious condition, shows signs of improvement

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Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, arrived at the hospital in a critical state, facing "an imminent risk of death", according to Sava. "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Dr Sava said. Hodgkinson, from IL, who had lashed out against United States president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers. Read More »

Imam who shielded Finsbury Park Mosque attacker from angry crowd praised

Someone was lying under his van shouting "Help me". Two of them are seriously injured . A member of staff at Pontyclun Van Hire said the company would not be issuing a statement . The incident early Monday follows two recent terrorist attacks in London in which vehicles have been used as weapons, both on bridges over the Thames River. Read More »

May says thoughts with mosque victims

Warfa said numerous people in the street were worshipers who'd been attending late-night taraweeh prayers at Finsbury Park Mosque. In a series of incendiary tweets , Mr Robinson claimed the North London mosque was used to "radicalise and create loads of extremists". Read More »

UK official: mosque attack treated as terrorism

She confirmed that the Prime Minister will chair a meeting of the Cobra committee today. A leader of the Muslim Council of Britain called for extra security at mosques in light of the apparent attack. The Guardian reported that the attacks came during the holy month of Ramadan, when numerous Muslims gather at the Finsbury Park area which has two mosques. Read More »

Theresa May 'confident' she will get Queen's Speech through Commons

The announcement of a DUP-Conservative deal was expected to come earlier this week but is believed to have been postponed after the fatal high-rise fire in West London on Wednesday. "The UK Government is offering whatever support we can, working alongside the Irish government, as appropriate, honouring our respective commitments in the Belfast Agreement to serve the interests of the whole community in Northern Ireland", he said. Read More »

Kiwis beat Oracle in 1st 2 America's Cup races in Bermuda

At the start of the race, both teams were extremely close as they crossed the start line, and Oracle Team USA had a small advantage as they approached the first mark. But the Americans aren't to be ruled out of proceedings given their tag as favorites to secure a third straight title. For a few dramatic minutes, it looked like Spithill was going to salvage a split of Saturday's races. Read More »

At Least 1 Dead After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near North London Mosque

Police called it "a major incident". An attack on a group of worshippers near a mosque by a man in a white van is being treated as terrorism, police said. "He tried to kill a lot of people so obviously it's a terrorist attack ". The mosque, which today operates largely as a community center, rose to global notoriety in the early 2000s, due to its links with Egyptian-born radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. Read More »

What we know about the London mosque attacker

A man, 48, ploughed a van into pedestrians outside the Muslim Welfare House, near the Finsbury Park mosque , on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20am on Monday. The Muslim Council of Britain umbrella group said it expected increased security "as a matter of urgency". "While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge , it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", Khan said. Read More »

Van hits Muslims after night prayers

Another witness, Adil Rana, 24, said: The van was driving towards us to try and basically hit us at speed. Rahman said he and another man wrestled the suspect to the ground and held him down for 20 to 30 minutes before police arrived. Cynthia Vanzella, a witness to the van attack, describes the area as a mixed community, with people from many different countries and cultures. Eyewitness Abdiqadir Warra told AFP: "He just drove at people". Read More »

79 feared dead in London tower fire

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He said the death toll could still change if anyone reported as missing was found alive, of if anyone was found in the ruined tower who had not been reported as missing. Two British officials said Sunday that new exterior cladding used in a renovation of Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. Read More »

1 killed, 10 injured as van plows into pedestrians near London mosque

The attacker struck as the area was busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers at the mosque. Prime Minister Theresa May said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session later Monday. London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it an "horrific terrorist attack " and counter-terrorism police are leading the investigation, as Muslim leaders linked the incident to a rise in Islamophobic crime. Read More »

Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor

Ralph Northam easily won the Democratic nomination for governor of the southern state, besting challenger Tom Perriello . For Democrats , the race had been framed as a reboot of the Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton contest. Jill Holtzman Vogel won the Republican primary to serve as lieutenant governor. Stewart has run a controversial campaign, pledging to fight the removal of Virginia's Confederate memorials and to crackdown on illegal immigration, and pledging his loyalty to Trump and ... Read More »

Cosby team triumphant, but retrial looms

The names of the jurors who failed to reach a verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial have not been made public, but the judge in the case could revisit the issue as early as Monday. Said Allred: "We can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity, but justice will come". Prosecutors pledged to put Cosby on trial for a second time, saying Constand was "entitled to a verdict". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn : " Les électeurs ont dit qu'ils en avaient assez de l'austérité "

Si ces discussions aboutissent, Theresa May disposerait, arithmétiquement du moins, d'une majorité à sa main. Le journal conservateur observe aussi que "c'est la deuxième fois en un an qu'un dirigeant conservateur a fait un mauvais calcul politique important", se référant à la décision de David Cameron d'organiser un référendum sur le Brexit , dont il pensait que l'électorat allait le rejeter. Read More »

Mike Pence hires outside lawyer for Russian Federation probe

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This would not be completely unprecedented if it happened in 2022, six years into Trump's presidency. Pence chaired the president's transition after the election - a period during which Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn had repeated contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

Saudi Arabia become puppet of U.S. in region: Iran's Safavi

Turkey has a military base in Qatar that now houses about 90 Turkish soldiers. By contrast, there are still no diplomatic relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia; all that can be said at this stage is that behind-the-scenes diplomatic and intelligence co-operation has taken place between the two countries. Read More »

Israel reduces power supply to Hamas-ruled Gaza

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The Israeli Electricity Corporation said power "supply will effectively be reduced on two lines out of ten every day, until the reduction applies to all ten lines". Israel and the Palestinian Authority "will bear responsibility for the grave deterioration" in Gaza's health and environmental situation, the Independent quoted Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum as saying. Read More »

Portugal says 1 of its soldiers killed in Mali terror attack

An unknown number of people were injured and taken to a hospital after the attack on Le Campement resort, the source said. Two others had been wounded, one civilian and a policeman, he said. One of the resort guests killed by the gunmen was a French-Gabonese citizen, while the other has not yet been identified. Initially concentrated in the desert north, attacks have increasingly struck the center and south, around the capital Bamako. Read More »

UAE's Gargash says Qatar isolation could last for years

The Qatari Foreign Ministry rejected accusations of Doha's interference in other countries' domestic affairs and expressed regret over the decision of the Gulf States to cut off diplomatic ties with it. "To stop further future damage to Turkey's national interests, Ankara must stay put and mute and recalibrate its position to a balanced and non-interventionist mode", he said. Read More »

Key BJP Meeting Today To Discuss Presidential Candidates: 10 Facts

On record, both parties kept mum on the deliberations at the Shah-Thackeray meet though the BJP termed it as "a courtesy call where talks were held in a cordial atmosphere". BJP sources said the SP leaders told Naidu that his party should choose a political person. In fact, even as the Shah-Thackeray "summit" was announced on Thursday, the Shiv Sena fired missives at neighbouring Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is grappling with a farmers' agitation. Read More »

Vehicle hits people near London mosque; 1 dead, several injured

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A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims . Others have described seeing police tend to the injured. He has been taken to a hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody once discharged, the police said. Read More »