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US ignoring major perpetrators of terror acts, gives wrong address: Iran

Iran has denounced the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing President Donald Trump’s contentious Muslim ban to be partly reinstated, saying the United States is turning a blind eye to the real culprits behind acts of terror on its soil.

5,000 refugees rescued, 24 found dead off Libya

Rescuers have managed to save a large number of migrants from the Mediterranean Sea, while also recovering at least 24 bodies of people who could not be saved at Libyan shores.

Volunteers with the international Red Crescent recovered the bodies, which had washed up on the shore in an eastern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday.

Chemical attack warning signals another US strike in Syria: Analyst

An ominous warning to the Syrian government against staging a chemical weapons attack indicates that the United States could be on the verge of another military strike inside Syria, an analyst say.

Protesters plan disruption as Hong Kong lauds 20 years under Chinese rule

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy groups are planning a series of protests as the former British colony stages a huge party to mark 20 years of Chinese communist rule.

Victory against Isil in Mosul’s Old City ‘days away’, says Iraqi PM

Stephen Kalin

Iraqi forces have pushed towards the river side of Mosul’s Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State’s de-facto capital, and Iraq’s prime minister predicted victory very soon.

Iran accuses to US of ‘brazen plan’ to change its government, violating UN charter

Associated Press

Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of “a brazen interventionist plan” to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter.

Sarah Palin sues NY Times over editorial tying her to Giffords shooting

By Samuel Chamberlain –

Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday over an editorial that tied her to the January 2011 shooting of an Arizona congresswoman.

Trump Travel Ban Ruling Yields ‘Bona Fide’ Government Confusion

By Toluse Olorunnipa , Nafeesa Syeed , and Nick Wadhams

President Donald Trump’s travel ban has been partially revived by the Supreme Court, but his celebratory tweet about the decision belied his government’s confusion about how to turn the ruling into official policy.

Merkel’s U-turn gives Germany green light for gay marriage vote

Justin Huggler

Angela Merkel has opened the way for gay marriage to be legalised in Germany after she called for a free vote in parliament on the issue.

Russia, Iran Are ‘on Notice’ Over Syria Weapons Plan, Haley Says

By Kambiz Foroohar and Toluse Olorunnipa

The Trump administration’s accusation that Syrian forces are planning another chemical-weapons attack on rebel forces is also a warning to Russia and Iran that they are “on notice” if such an assault takes place, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders rips CNN, media at heated briefing

The feud between the Trump White House and CNN reached a fever pitch Tuesday during a feisty press briefing where Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed “fake news” and said Americans “deserve something better.”

Bahrain Charges Qatar With Military Escalation of Gulf Crisis

By Nour Al Ali

Bahrain accused Qatar of a “military escalation” of the crisis that has embroiled the Gulf region for the past three weeks, and warned there would be consequences.

Facebook hits two billion users

More than a quarter of the world’s population now uses Facebook every month, the social network says.

‘Less homophobic bullying’ in Britain’s schools

By Sean Coughlan- Education correspondent

The level of homophobic bullying in Britain’s secondary schools has fallen by a third in a decade, according to a study from the University of Cambridge.

Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for ‘luck’

A superstitious elderly passenger delayed a flight in Shanghai after throwing coins at the engine for good luck, a Chinese airline has confirmed.

Nicola Sturgeon postpones push for second Scottish independence referendum following election

Latika Bourke

London: First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has delayed her government’s push for a second independence referendum, saying voters are tired of being asked to make big decisions and that a vote should only be held once the terms of Brexit become clearer. 

World trusts Putin more than Trump, says top US survey

Most respondents state that the US president “arrogant, intolerant and dangerous”

Time magazine with Donald Trump on the cover hanging in his golf clubs is fake

David A. Fahrenthold

Washington: The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least four of US President Trump’s golf clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump.

Russian, Ukrainian companies’ websites under massive cyber attack

A ransomware named Petya blocks computers and requires a ransom of $300 in bitcoins

Israel backtracks on plan for egalitarian prayer area at Western Wall

Isabel Kershner

Jerusalem: Yielding to pressure from his religious coalition partners, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  has backtracked on a decision to create a space at the Western Wall in Jerusalem where men and women can pray together and non-Orthodox rituals can be practiced.

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