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37 killed in Indian Kashmir attack

37 killed in Indian Kashmir attackAt least 37 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed on Thursday in Indian-administered Kashmir in one the deadliest attacks on government forces there, police said. The suicide bombing outside Srinagar claimed by an Islamist group is likely to ratchet up tensions between nuclear-armed arch rivals India and Pakistan, with New Delhi long accusing Islamabad of supporting militants. “The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain,” Indian Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, calling the attack “despicable”.



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Iran vows revenge on 'mercenaries' behind suicide attack

Iran vows revenge on 'mercenaries' behind suicide attackPresident Hassan Rouhani vowed revenge Thursday against the “mercenary group” behind a suicide bombing which killed 27 troops in southeastern Iran and accused the US and Israel of supporting “terrorism”. “We will certainly make this mercenary group pay for the blood of our martyrs,” the official IRNA news agency quoted the Iranian president as saying in response to Wednesday’s attack. Rouhani was speaking at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport before leaving for the Russian resort of Sochi for a summit with his Russian and Turkish counterparts Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the future of war-battered Syria.



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Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Israel for attack on elite Guards: TV

Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Israel for attack on elite Guards: TVIranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed the United States and its regional allies on Thursday for a suicide bombing in southeastern Iran that killed 27 members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards, Iranian state TV reported. The force said on Wednesday a suicide bomber driving a vehicle laden with explosives had attacked a bus transporting members of the Guards in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan. A militant Sunni Muslim group, Jaish al Adl (Army of Justice), which says it seeks greater rights and better living conditions for the ethnic minority Baluchis, has claimed responsibility for the attack, Iranian media have reported.



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Suicide attack on Iran Revolutionary Guards bus kills 20: state news agency

Suicide attack on Iran Revolutionary Guards bus kills 20: state news agencyA suicide attack on Wednesday on a Revolutionary Guards bus in southeastern Iran killed at least 20 people, the official news agency IRNA reported. “The suicide attack on an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps personnel bus happened on the Khash-Zahedan road,” IRNA said. A picture released by the Fars news agency showed a hulk of twisted metal at the scene.



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UK foreign secretary condemns attack on BBC cameraman at Trump rally

UK foreign secretary condemns attack on BBC cameraman at Trump rallyBritish Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday condemned an attack on a BBC cameraman by a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas. Asked on Tuesday by Sky News whether it was acceptable for Trump to whip up his fans to the point that a cameraman was attacked, Hunt said: “It is never acceptable when journalists and cameramen are attacked just for doing their job.” Wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, a man was seen shoving BBC cameraman Ron Skeans before being pulled away on Monday, according to a BBC video. Trump has frequently attacked the news media for what he views as unfair coverage, decrying some outlets as peddlers of “fake news” and “enemy of the people.” News outlets have pushed back, with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger joining others in saying that Trump’s language has increased the prospect of journalists facing violence, both in the United States and abroad.



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SDF will attack IS Syria enclave once civilians out: official

SDF will attack IS Syria enclave once civilians out: officialThe U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is poised to attack the last Islamic State (IS) enclave in its area of operations once civilians still inside have been evacuated, an SDF official said. The besieged Islamic State enclave centered around Baghouz on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River represents the jihadist group’s last territorial foothold in the part of Syria where the U.S.-backed forces have been fighting it.



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Jussie Smollett attack: Family releases statement, pictures of possible persons of interest released

Jussie Smollett attack: Family releases statement, pictures of possible persons of interest released"We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime."



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"Empire" actor's family says Chicago attack was 'hate crime'

"Empire" actor's family says Chicago attack was 'hate crime'CHICAGO (AP) — The family of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett issued a statement through a spokesman Thursday in response to what Smollett told police was a racist and homophobic attack by two masked men in downtown Chicago earlier this week. Here is their statement:



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Trump branded 'extraordinarily inappropriate' amid widespread astonishment at president's attack on intelligence chiefs

Trump branded 'extraordinarily inappropriate' amid widespread astonishment at president's attack on intelligence chiefsDonald Trump’s criticism of the US intelligence community as “extremely passive and naïve” has provoked widespread astonishment among lawmakers in Washington. The president was reportedly seething on Wednesday morning as he watched highlights of intelligence chiefs, including director of national intelligence Dan Coats, counter his views on a number of foreign policy issues during testimony on Capitol Hill. Mr Coats had suggested during the Senate intelligence committee briefing on Tuesday that Iran was avoiding steps towards a nuclear bomb, Isis was returning in Iraq and Syria, and North Korea was unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons.



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Florida bank shooter killed five women in apparent random attack

Florida bank shooter killed five women in apparent random attackThe attack took place around lunchtime on Wednesday at a SunTrust Bank branch in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, authorities said. The suspect, Zephen Xaver, called the 911 emergency number just after 12:30 p.m. EST (1730 GMT) and told dispatch he had shot five people inside the bank, according to authorities. Hoglund said all the victims were women, and named two of them as Cynthia Watson, a bank customer, and Marisol Lopez, a bank employee.



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