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Saudi Arabia cuts ties to Qatar, cites 'terrorism'

DUBAI Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the wealthy Gulf Arab state of supporting terrorism. The coordinated move dramatically escalates a simmering dispute over Qatar’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran. The ...

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Twin Peaks 2017 episode 5: How the ending ties in with Fire Walk With Me

*WARNING: SPOILERS FOR TWIN PEAKS SEASON 3 EPISODE 5* David Lynch may have given us very little indication of what lies ahead with his great return to Twin Peaks, but he did say one thing: his 1992 prequel film Fire Walk With Me is key to understanding what’s going on. A hint that’s becoming increasingly clear with each passing episode, specifically when ...

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Is Ariana Grande engaged? Singer confuses fans with ring on finger as she's supported by boyfriend at One Love Manchester

In the wake of the devastating terror attack at her gig in Manchester, Ariana Grande has been supported by loyal boyfriend Mac Miller. The singer was joined on stage by her rapper beau at the One Love Manchester benefit gig on Sunday evening. The couple performed duets The Way and Dang much to the delight of the crowd gathered at ...

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Putin plays down ties with President Trump's ex-adviser Flynn

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he barely spoke to former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn at a dinner in Moscow in 2015. A widely-posted photo of the event has fuelled speculation about possible links between US President Donald Trump’s administration and the Kremlin. But Mr Putin told NBC he was only ...

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Blues sweat on Sonny Bill Williams injury as Tana Umaga shuts down talk of 2005

The Blues are sweating on the fitness of star All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams ahead of their historic match against the British and Irish Lions on Wednesday after he was provisionally named in the starting XV pending a fitness test on Tuesday, but talk of Wednesday’s match quickly returned to the 2005 incident between Tana Umaga and Brian O’Driscoll. ...

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Four countries cut links with Qatar over 'terrorism' support

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The Saudi state news agency said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact. It cited officials as saying it was to “protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism”. The countries have ...

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Trump criticised for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks

By Yeganeh Torbati and David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London’s mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others. In a tweet, Trump seized on comments by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said Britons should not be alarmed to ...

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'We don't scare,' U.S. defence secretary Mattis says after London attack

By Idrees Ali | SYDNEY SYDNEY U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States and its allies would continue to fight against Islamist extremists and would not be scared by attacks against the West by the Islamic State group. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after attackers ...

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Russia's Putin denies having compromising information on Trump

By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly denied he had any compromising material about U.S. President Donald Trump in a sometimes combative televised interview broadcast on Sunday. “Well, this is just another load of nonsense,” Putin said on NBC News’ “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” when asked whether he had any damaging information ...

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Trump criticised for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks

By Yeganeh Torbati and David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London’s mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others. In a tweet, Trump seized on comments by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said Britons should not be alarmed to ...

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