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Thursday strongly rejected the baseless allegations levelled by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in the wake of the tragic Kabul blast. "It is also deeply regrettable that the ACB delegation in Pakistan was at pains to insist that politics should not impinge on cricket but has now turned around and is playing politics by laying the blame for its troubles and inadequacies on Pakistan".
  • Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert After Manchester Tragedy

    Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert After Manchester Tragedy

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    The 23-year-old singer promised to come back in a powerful and heartfelt statementreleased Friday, in which she preached solidarity and promised to never let the terrorists win. "This will not change", she said. "We already have more than 1,500 actions we are pursuing". Meanwhile, national level campaigning for the June 8 general election is set to resume today after local level campaigns resumed yesterday following suspension in the wake of the attack.
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    'Trip was a great success for America'

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    First lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump also visited the separate area for women to pray at the Western Wall. Speaking to members of the USA military on Memorial Day weekend, Trump reaffirmed his commitment to ramping up military spending and supporting men and women in the armed services.
  • France's Macron says hopes Trump will finally back climate deal

    France's Macron says hopes Trump will finally back climate deal

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    Trump was warmly welcomed in the Middle East, but in Europe he's faced a far cooler reception. Trump himself hailed what he called "a tremendously productive meeting", saying he had strengthened USA ties with longstanding partners. President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.
  • Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

    Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

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    Former CIA director John Brennan says he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path".
  • Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

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    Let us fight". Special forces commandoes were deployed to drive out the remaining 20 to 30 Maute group rebels holed-up in Marawi but encountered heavy resistance yesterday. Solicitor General Jose Calida told reporters Friday that what was happening in the city was "no longer a rebellion of Filipino citizens". "It has transmogrified into an invasion by foreign terrorists who heeded the clarion call of the ISIS to go to the Philippines, if they find difficulty in going to Iraq or Syria".
  • FBI Misses Deadline To Turn Over Comey Memos On Trump

    FBI Misses Deadline To Turn Over Comey Memos On Trump

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    The then-FBI director, who Trump recently fired, was reportedly anxious Russians would leak the document if he did not end the probe into the server. The FBI obtained a document supposedly hacked by the Russians last summer that purported to show that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had been privately reassuring Hillary Clinton's campaign that the Department of Justice would not be pursuing the investigation into her private email server too aggressively.
  • Montana voters cast ballots day after candidate cited for assault

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    Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte greets voters while campaigning for a special election in Missoula, Montana, U.S. May 24, 2017 in this still image from video. The ad, from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, opens with a black and red background and bold white graphics that read, "Must Listen".
  • 31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city

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    A number of foreign militants have had a presence in the southern Philippines for decades, including some of Asia's most-wanted. Earlier this week, it was reported that during a phone call with Phillippines President Rodrigo Duterte , President Donald Trump labeled North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un a "madman with nuclear weapons".
  • North Korea says ready to deploy, mass produce new missile

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    The latest missile test comes just a week after North Korea provoked worldwide outcry by testing a ballistic missile that it claims can carry a nuclear warhead. It's moving ahead with its nuclear weapons program as well. Because liquid-fueled missiles are easier to build, that is typically where countries begin, and North Korea is "still in (the) early stages of developing solid missiles", Wright said.