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Tehran, June 7, IRNA – Health Minister Advisor confirmed that two of the total 38 people wounded in Tehran terror attacks died at hospital. Stampa E-mail
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Two wounded victims of Tehran terror attacks die


 The total number of the wounded reached 38, including the two who died at hospitals, Abbass Zarenejad told IRNA

The injured people are being treated at four hospitals in Tehran, according to him.

Armed men in two terrorist attacks in the Iranian parliament (Majlis) and Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum (20 km south of Tehran) opened fire on people, with one female suicide assailant detonating herself outside the mausoleum.

Health Minister Seyyed Hassan Hashemi, who was visiting the injured victims of the terrorist incident at the hospitals, ordered all the medical centers in Tehran to be on call, as the number of victims may rise.

Meanwhile, Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari said that the terrorists had entered the parliament in women dress.

Daesh (the terrorist group ISIS) has reportedly claimed the responsibility of the attacks.


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London attack: Seven killed in van and knife incidents Stampa E-mail
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Death toll rises to seven after London terror attack in which three suspects were shot dead by police


Three men with '12inch knives stab pedestrians' after mowing down up to 20 people - including a police officer - with a white van amid reports of gunfire as bomb squad are scrambled to busy night spot Stampa E-mail
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Casualties after London Bridge 'knife and van incident'


    'Shut the doors and locked everyone in'

    Will Orton was at a pub nearby when the incident happened.

    The 25-year-old said: "Lots of people came running inside, we didn't really know what was going on.

    "We thought maybe there was a fight or something outside. And then there were almost hundreds of people coming inside.

    "The bouncers did a really good job, they shut the doors and locked everyone in," he added.

    "There was panic - it seemed like it was literally outside the door.

    "People were coming inside and saying they had witnessed people being stabbed.

    "It seemed like it was happening immediately outside the entrance."

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There are reports of a number of casualties after an incident that possibly involved a vehicle and a knife in the London Bridge area, British Transport Police has said.

Officers say they responded to reports of a van hitting a pedestrians on the bridge in central London.

Armed officers were sent to the scene after witnesses said a white van mount the pavement and drive into people.

The Met said armed officers were also at the nearby Borough Market.

It said "multiple resources" are in attendance.

Downing Street said: "The prime minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge."

Transport for London said the bridge has been closed in both directions due to a "major police incident".

Bus routes were being diverted and the neighbouring Southwark Bridge has also been shut, it added.

TfL said there were further closures in Borough High Street, where armed police were later seen.

BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the incident, said the van was driven by a man and was "probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour".

"He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind," Ms Jones told the BBC News Channel.

Five or six people were being treated for injuries after the vehicle mounted the pavement and hit them, she said.

"I'd say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment."

She said the van, which was travelling from the direction of central London, headed towards the south side of the river.

Ms Jones later reported seeing a man being arrested by police. She said he was handcuffed and had his shirt off.

She said a French woman was among the injured and who told her she did not know where the two people who had been with her were.


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There have been reports of gunfire and explosions at a tourist complex in the Philippines. Stampa E-mail
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Resorts World Manila: Shooting heard at leisure complex


                                       A policeman stands by outside the Resorts World Manila complex

Police and Swat teams were deployed to Resorts World Manila at about 01:30 local time (17:30 GMT), according to CNN Philippines.

Staff at one hotel told the outlet a masked gunman was on the second floor, firing at guests.

The Philippines Fire Protection Bureau confirmed reports of a fire in the same area.

News site Rappler.com is reporting that several people have been wounded.

The complex wrote on Twitter: "Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men.

"The Company is working closely with the Philippine National Police to ensure that all guests and employees are safe.

"We ask for your prayers during these difficult times."

A spokesman for the Philippines' Army has said police are in control of the situation, and the military is monitoring it closely.


Resorts World Manila features multiple hotels and bars, as well as a casino, shopping centre and cinema.

Pictures have emerged on social media which show plumes of smoke pouring from one building.

A source at the scene told Reuters that an evacuation was under way.

The US state department has tweeted a warning to citizens, stating: "Reports of explosions/gunfire at Resorts World Manila, near the Manila Intl Airport. Avoid area & monitor local news."

It advised people to "check in with family/friends on social media to let them know you are safe".

The incident comes as the Philippines army is fighting militants linked to the so-called Islamic State group for control of the city of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao.

The so-called Islamic State said "lone wolf soldiers" from its group had carried out the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group that monitors terrorist organisations.

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While the FBI is investigating Kushner’s contacts with Russia, he is not currently a target of that investigation, the current law enforcement official said. Stampa E-mail
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Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy - sources



By Ned Parker and Jonathan Landay | WASHINGTON

U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.

Those contacts included two phone calls between April and November last year, two of the sources said. By early this year, Kushner had become a focus of the FBI investigation into whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, said two other sources - one current and one former law enforcement official.

Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators last year as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s connections with Russian officials, the two sources said.

While the FBI is investigating Kushner’s contacts with Russia, he is not currently a target of that investigation, the current law enforcement official said.

The new information about the two calls as well as other details uncovered by Reuters shed light on when and why Kushner first attracted FBI attention and show that his contacts with Russian envoy Sergei Kislyak were more extensive than the White House has acknowledged. 

NBC News reported on Thursday that Kushner was under scrutiny by the FBI, in the first sign that the investigation, which began last July, has reached the president’s inner circle.  

The FBI declined to comment, while the Russian embassy said it was policy not to comment on individual diplomatic contacts. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, said Kushner did not remember any calls with Kislyak between April and November.

"Mr Kushner participated in thousands of calls in this time period. He has no recollection of the calls as described. We have asked (Reuters) for the dates of such alleged calls so we may look into it and respond, but we have not received such information," she said.

In March, the White House said that Kushner and Flynn had met Kislyak at Trump Tower in December to establish “a line of communication.” Kislyak also attended a Trump campaign speech in Washington in April 2016 that Kushner attended. The White House did not acknowledge any other contacts between Kushner and Russian officials.


Before the election, Kislyak’s undisclosed discussions with Kushner and Flynn focused on fighting terrorism and improving U.S.-Russian economic relations, six of the sources said. Former President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia after it seized Crimea and started supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

After the Nov. 8 election, Kushner and Flynn also discussed with Kislyak the idea of creating a back channel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could have bypassed diplomats and intelligence agencies, two of the sources said. Reuters was unable to determine how those discussions were conducted or exactly when they took place.

Reuters was first to report last week that a proposal for a back channel was discussed between Flynn and Kislyak as Trump prepared to take office. The Washington Post was first to report on Friday that Kushner participated in that conversation.

Separately, there were at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked people in the seven months before the Nov. 8 presidential election, including six calls with Kislyak, sources told Reuters earlier this month. . Two people familiar with those 18 contacts said Flynn and Kushner were among the Trump associates who spoke to the ambassador by telephone. Reuters previously reported only Flynn’s involvement in those discussions.

Six of the sources said there were multiple contacts between Kushner and Kislyak but declined to give details beyond the two phone calls between April and November and the post-election conversation about setting up a back channel. It is also not clear whether Kushner engaged with Kislyak on his own or with other Trump aides.


FBI scrutiny of Kushner began when intelligence reports of Flynn’s contacts with Russians included mentions of U.S. citizens, whose names were redacted because of U.S. privacy laws. This prompted investigators to ask U.S. intelligence agencies to reveal the names of the Americans, the current U.S. law enforcement official said.


Kushner’s was one of the names that was revealed, the official said, prompting a closer look at the president’s son-in-law’s dealings with Kislyak and other Russians.

FBI investigators are examining whether Russians suggested to Kushner or other Trump aides that relaxing economic sanctions would allow Russian banks to offer financing to people with ties to Trump, said the current U.S. law enforcement official.

The head of Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank, Sergei Nikolaevich Gorkov, a trained intelligence officer whom Putin appointed, met Kushner at Trump Tower in December. The bank is under U.S. sanctions and was implicated in a 2015 espionage case in which one of its New York executives pleaded guilty to spying and was jailed.

The bank said in a statement in March that it had met with Kushner along with other representatives of U.S. banks and business as part of preparing a new corporate strategy.

Officials familiar with intelligence on contacts between the Russians and Trump advisers said that so far they have not seen evidence of any wrongdoing or collusion between the Trump camp and the Kremlin.  Moreover, they said, nothing found so far indicates that Trump authorized, or was even aware of, the contacts.

There may not have been anything improper about the contacts, the current law enforcement official stressed.

Kushner offered in March to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating Russia’s attempts to interfere in last year’s election.

The contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials during the presidential campaign coincided with what U.S. intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump’s chances of winning the White House and damage his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

(Reporting by Ned Parker and Jonathan Landay; Additional reporting by John Walcott, Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart in Washington; Editing by Kevin Krolicki and Ross Colvin)


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