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Islamic State claims responsibility for London train attack
 The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for an explosion on a Tube train at London's Parsons Green underground station which injured 29 people. The claim was made through the group's media outlet Amaq, stating that an ISIS "detachment" was responsible for the blast. UK Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack as "cowardly". If confirmed, this would mark the fourth attack by Islamic State (IS,

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Category 4 Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall in Texas
 Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 130 miles per hour, the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. Harvey was declared a  Category 4 hurricane a

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How will US, UK flight device restrictions affect fliers?
 The Trump administration’s restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States are expected to impact hundreds of Indians who regularly transit through airports in the Middle East where the new rules are appl

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Australia's underground town
 Coober Pedy is a town in South Australia famous for its underground residences called 'dugouts', which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The town has a population of 3,500 with people from over 45 nationalities. Apart

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USA adopted its flag on this day 239 years ago
 USA's Continental Congress adopted "Stars and Stripes" as the country's national flag on June 14, 1777. The flag had thirteen alternate red and white stripes along with a circle of 13 white stars on a blue background. While the day wa

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Orlando shooting an act of 'terror & hate': Obama
 US President Barack Obama has said the horrific mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that killed 50 people, is an act of "terror" and an "act of hate". Obama added that the FBI is investigating this as an act o

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India alerts Canada about pro-Khalistan camp
 India has reportedly alerted Canadian government about a pro-Khalistan camp in Canada, which is allegedly planning to attack Punjab. The camp is led by Hardeep Nijjar, a proclaimed terrorist in India, who made frequent Pakistan visits to receiv

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US military puts restrictions on Okinawa troops
 The United States military on the Japanese island of Okinawa has imposed a month-long midnight curfew and ban on alcohol consumption off-base after a 20-year-old Japanese woman was allegedly raped and murdered by a former Marine. Officials clai

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Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack, say police
 At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants on Sunday, the UN and police sources said. The attack is the first time the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, has recorded fatalities in the

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