Led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

In March, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that al-Baghdadi's death is imminent since "nearly all" of his deputies are dead and "it is only a matter of time " before the IS chief himself meets the same fate. He emerged as the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, one of the groups that later became Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in 2010 and then Islamic State (IS) in 2014, and rose to prominence during the failed merger with al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Syria (now ...

Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, upgrades economic outlook

While the U.S. Federal Reserve is raising rates, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda appears determined to persist with a policy of "qualitative and quantitative easing " to help attain an inflation rate of about 2 percent. "Obviously, the dollar is reacting more positively today" than it did on Wednesday, after the downbeat USA economic data that preceded the Fed announcement.

India beat Bangladesh to play Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

The two nations met in the group stage of the tournament on June 4, and it was India who came out on top as they crushed Pakistan by 124 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. But Kohli said there would be drastic change of game-plan after a semi-final where, having won the toss, he saw his attack restrict Bangladesh to an inadequate 264 for seven.

Donald Trump slams report on obstruction probe

Coons on Wednesday said he believes both Sessions and fired FBI Director James Comey should appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to which he belongs, as it has jurisdiction over the Department of Justice. A week earlier, the CNN pundit reacting to former Director Comey's prepared opening statement about his reported conversation with President Trump about former General Michael Flynn by asserting , "If that isn't obstruction of justice , I don't know what is".

Adele visits Grenfell Tower site after fire

Those who managed to flee said it was "like hell on earth" inside as they scrambled over dead bodies and petrified residents were seen throwing themselves and their children out of windows to avoid being burned to death - others made ropes by tying bed sheets together or used them as makeshift parachutes and jumped.