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Hugging outside the White House Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighbouring Pakistan as a "global terrorist." Trump declared he was "true friend" of India and said relations between the two largest democracies have never been better.

 

This Jan. 9, 2015 photo shows U.S. Navy Cmdr. David Morales, assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, during a tour of the a memorial in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea.

 

Theresa May has been accused of jeopardising peace in Northern Ireland, after reaching a A 1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority Government. The deal struck in 10 Downing Street after negotiations stretching 18 days since the June 8 General Election also saw the Conservatives formally ditch plans to abolish the triple-lock protection for state pensions and means-test the winter fuel payment during this Parliament.

 

An influential Republican senator says he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar . In a letter delivered Monday, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee tells Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that "recent disputes" among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council undermine efforts to combat the Islamic State and counter Iran.

 

Islamic State fighters launched a string of counter-attacks in a western Mosul neighbourhood that had recently been declared free of the militant group, setting of clashes that continued overnight, Iraqi officials said. By daylight on Monday, the situation was calm and the fighting had subsided, according to army spokesman Brigadier General Mohammed al-Khodari.

 

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The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy is preparing to leave her home port for the first time. HMS Queen Elizabeth, a 280-metre, 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier is due to set out from Rosyth on the Firth of Forth on Monday, subject to final checks, tides and the Scottish weather.

 

Household goods are scattered among the debris as rescue workers search for victims at the site of a landslide in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Emergency crews are searching through the rubble for victims after a landslide Saturday buried a picturesque mountain village under tons of soil and rocks, with more than 100 people remained missing.

 

A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers has capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters and air force pilots in helicopters searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where El Almirante ferry sank.

 

The British Medical Association said the Government wants a world-class NHS but was only offering it a "third-class" financial settlement. The NHS is "running on fumes", the BMA said, as it called on ministers to increase health spending to rise to match that of other leading EU economies.

 

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people. The company announced the expected action Monday morning Tokyo time.

 

A multi-story tourist boat packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near Medellin on Sunday, and police in Colombia said three people were dead and 30 missing. A major rescue effort involving Colombia's air force and firefighters from nearby cities was looking for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the accident took place.

 

Four Indian tourists and three local residents died when a cable car crashed down from a height of 30 metres in a tourist town in the Indian part of Kashmir. Four other people were injured in the accident in the resort town of Gulmarg, said senior police officer Imtiyaz Hussain.

 

Some 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have now failed fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said. The announcement came after Communities Secretary Sajid Javid revealed all of the buildings that have so far submitted cladding samples have failed combustibility tests.

 

President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf emirate's sovereignty. In his strongest statement of support for Qatar in the nearly three-week-old crisis centered on the Gulf state, Erdogan said the call to withdraw Turkish forces was disrespectful and that Doha - which described the demands as unreasonable - was taking the right approach.

 

The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 148, with dozens more in a critical condition, a rescue official said. The disaster happened when hundreds of residents of a nearby village gathered at the site of an overturned oil tanker to collect the leaking fuel.

 

The fifth in line to the throne said he had wanted to "work out a role for myself" and decided to carry on to do good. His confession follows recent comments when he said he doubted any of the royals "wants to be king or queen".

 


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