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Trump posts vague, midnight tweet about ‘negative press covfefe’

Donald Trump has been active on Twitter since his return from his first overseas trip as president. And he kept the ball rolling with a tweet shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning. But it is not at all clear what the president was tweeting about. “Despite the negative press covfefe,” Trump wrote.   Despite the constant negative press covfefe — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017 Even if we assume “covfefe” was a typo and the president meant to type “coverage,” it remains a mystery what the tweet refers…

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Explosion near embassies in Kabul, 40 feared killed and injured; Sushma Swaraj says Indian officials safe

At least 40 people were killed or wounded today as a massive blast ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital. Bodies littered the scene and a huge plume of smoke rose from the area which houses foreign embassies. However, it was not immediately clear what the target was. Witnesses described dozens of cars choking the roads as wounded survivors and panicked schoolgirls sought safety, with men and woman struggling to get through security checkpoints to search for…

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Who is Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian sentenced to death in Pakistan?

Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian citizen, was sentenced to death by Pakistan Army today. India claims Jadhav was abducted from Iran, Pakistan says he was arrested Balochistan and alleges that he’s an Indian spy. Here is everything you need to know about him. Addressing Kulbhushan Jadhav as an Indian RAW agent, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement saying Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, who was living as Hussein Mubarak Patel, was arrested on March 3 last year through a “Counter Intelligence Operation” from Balochistan’s Mashkel. The arrest was for his alleged…

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Trump launches attack on Syria with 59 tomahawk missiles

  The U.S. military attacked a Syria-government airfield with 59 tomahawk missiles on Thursday evening. The missiles targeted the Shayrat Airfield near Homs, and were in response to a Tuesday chemical weapons attack. Officially announcing the strike, President Donald Trump said that the targeted airfield had launched the chemical attack on a rebel-held area, and he called on other nations to oppose Syria’s embattled leader. “On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives…

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Postmortems confirm Syria chemical attack, Turkey says

Postmortem results have confirmed that chemical weapons were used in an attack that killed at least 72 people, including 27 children, in Syria’s Idlib province, amid mounting international frustration at the UN security council’s failure to agree on how to respond. Three Syrians who were injured in Tuesday’s attack on Khan Sheikhun died in Turkey after being brought to the southern province of Adana for treatment. “The results of the autopsy confirm that chemical weapons were used,” the justice minister, Bekir Bozdağ, told the state-run Anadolu news agency. “This scientific…

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St. Petersburg Metro Explosion Kills 10 as Putin Visits City

A bomb tore through a subway train in St. Petersburg on Monday afternoon, killing an estimated 10 people and injuring dozens more, government officials said. The explosion occurred on a subway train traveling between the Technology Institute and Sennaya Square stations, according to the Investigative Committee, Russia’s federal criminal investigation agency. At the time of the attack, President Vladimir V. Putin was a few miles away in St. Petersburg, his hometown and the country’s second-largest city and former capital, on official business. Officials said it was too early to say…

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India using Kashmir to oppose Silk Road project: Chinese Media

Beijing, Mar 30 (PTI) India sees China’s Silk Road initiative as a geopolitical competition and is using the Kashmir issue as an “unfounded excuse” to oppose the ambitious project, Chinese state media today alleged and asked New Delhi to “abandon” its “cliche mentality”. “The official reason the Indian government rejected the offer to join the initiative (Silk Road) is that it is designed to pass through Kashmir. However, it is just an unfounded excuse as Beijing has been maintaining a consistent position on the Kashmir issue, which has never changed,”…

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White House on lockdown after ‘suspicious package’ discovered as Secret Service investigate

The White House is on lockdown after a “suspicious package” was discovered with the Secret Service investigating. Secret Service agents have reportedly cleared all media and visitors from the North Lawn, with snipers seen roaming the Presidential property. The U.S Secret Service said: Secret Service investigating suspicious package near White House grounds. Road closures in effect.” Journalist Andrew Feinberg had earlier tweeted: “White House on lockdown at 10:25am for a ‘suspicious package’ per Secret Service Uniformed Division office.”   .@SecretService investigating suspicious package near @WhiteHouse grounds. Road closures in effect. — U.S….

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UK Parliament attacker identified as British national Khalid Masood

HIGHLIGHTS British national Khalid Masood has been identified asthe man responsible for Wednesday’s double attacks on the Westminster Bridge and the UK Parliament Masood was known to the police and has been convicted for a number of crimes in the past ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack   Police have named British national Khalid Masood as the man responsible for Wednesday’s double attacks on the Westminster Bridge and the UK Parliament which killed three people+ and injured dozens of others. Police said 52-year-old Masood was born in Kent and…

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Police officer ‘stabbed at UK Parliament’

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said. He told MPs the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police” following a “serious” incident. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said police told her someone had been shot and MPs said they heard “three or four gunshots”. Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: “There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere.” Live…

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