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Afghan soldier turns gun on U.S. troops: 3 killed

The shooting occurred in an Islamic State-infested district in eastern Afghanistan where the U.S.is actively engaged in operations against the nascent terrorist group . "The infiltrator was killed by other Afghan soldiers on the ground", read a statement from the Taliban . But the governor's office in Nangarhar province says it took place there, where American special forces have been fighting alongside Afghans against Islamic State and the Taliban.


3rd International Yoga Day celebrated in Azerbaijan

3rd International Yoga Day celebrated in Azerbaijan

Yoga became an integral part of every Indian home and connected the world with this country, said the head of government shortly before starting an exercise session along with another 50,000 people, despite the rain. The event was a cultural milestone, marking the first time yoga has been performed atop the Great Wall by a joint Indian and Chinese group of yogis, the embassy said in a statement.


Portugal battles to contain deadly wildfires amid heat, wind

Portugal battles to contain deadly wildfires amid heat, wind

Civil protection commander Elisio Oliveira said the firefighting efforts were progressing well, but the fire was not yet under control. Maria Jose Andre of Portugal's Air Accident Office said she had been told by the Civil Protection Agency that a Canadair water-dropping plane had crashed in central Portugal while fighting the wildfires.



UK PM, DUP talks 'not going as expected'

The fact that the Tories - the party of government with 317 seats - can't find agreement with the DUP - a party of 10 MPs who generally support them anyway - is extremely telling. Failure to reach a long-term agreement, however, will leave May's administration vulnerable to being voted down by opposition parties. She is already regarded as being on borrowed time after the disastrous election result, kept in place only because the Tories regard the prospect of another leadership contest ...



Britain's May promises to listen on Brexit as queen presents government program

The government plans to attract investment in infrastructure, with the intention of supporting economic growth. While his predecessor Barack Obama said Britain would be "at the back of the queue" if it voted to leave the European Union , Trump initially promised a quick deal with the United Kingdom before appearing to prioritize an agreement with the bloc it is leaving.