Iran shoots down US drone: Live updates

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he spoke to President Trump about the Iran drone attack during a briefing for congressional leaders at the White House today. "Now I told the President that these conflicts have a way of escalating. The President may not intend to go to war here, but we're worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war," Schumer told reporters. He continued: "We told the room that the Democratic position is that congressional approval must be required before funding any kind of conflict in Iran. One of the best ways to avoid bumbling into war, a war that nobody wants, is to have a robust, open debate and for Congress to have a real say. We learned that lesson

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    Photo of drowned father and daughter highlights migrants' perils

    The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. The searing photograph of the sad discovery of their bodies on Monday, captured by journalist Julia Le Duc and published by Mexican newspaper La Jornada, highlights the perils faced by mostly Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty and hoping for asylum in the United States. According to Le Duc's reporting for La Jornada, Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, frustrated because the family from El Salvador was unable to present themselves to US authorities and request asylum, swam across the river on Sunday with his daughter, Valeria.

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    Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran, targets supreme leader

    US President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that targets Iran's supreme leader and associates with additional financial sanctions. Trump said the action follows a series of aggressions by Iran, including last week's downing of an unmanned US surveillance drone. Tensions between the United States and Iran that have grown since May, when Washington ordered all countries to halt imports of Iranian oil. The targets of the new sanctions include senior military figures in Iran, blocking their access to any financial assets under US jurisdiction. They also work to deny Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's and his close aides' access to money and support. Trump said the supreme leader and

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    Iranian fishermen find parts of downed US drone: ambassador

    GENEVA: Iranian fishermen have found parts of the US drone shot down by the Islamic Republic last week, Iran's ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Tuesday. He posted his message on Twitter along with a picture of a man standing next to a fishing boat and what appeared to be a piece of metal marked with a US air force logo. Iran has said the drone was shot down in its territorial waters while US officials have said the drone was in international waters.

  • Duchess of Cambridge gets new royal duty

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth has handed over her longstanding patronage of the Royal Photographic Society to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in a move that is sure to please the keen photographer. The duchess celebrated her new role by attending a photography workshop run jointly by the Royal Photographic Society and the charity Action for Children, of which she is also a patron, according to an Instagram post from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's verified account. The Queen passes on the responsibility after 67 years, having become a patron of the society in 1952. Catherine, who was known as Kate Middleton before she married Prince William, has a "longstanding interest in photography," according

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    Mohamed Hadid hits back at social media 'trolls' after Bella controversy

    Supermodel Bella Hadid's father, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, has hit back at social media “trolls” after his 22-year-old Palestinian-American model came under fire for posting an image deemed by some as “insulting” towards the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The now-deleted post shows the model's boot held in the air near a window that overlooks a row of airplanes boasting the flags of the two countries. The model was quick to take it down and issued an apology to fans in Arabic and English, stating that the positioning of her foot had “nothing to do with politics” and that the story was “an honest mistake on an early morning”. Hadid, founder of Hadid Design and Development Group, has also come

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    Heavy security for Amitabh Bachchan!

    Amitabh Bachchan is shooting amidst very high security for his film Gulabo Sitabo helmed by Shoojit Sircar. The film is being shot in the Uttar Pradesh city of Lucknow and the people in the nawabon ka shaher are more than excited to get their UP boy back in their state shooting. Bachchan has not shot in Uttar Pradesh for a while now and the actor's presence in the state shooting for a Bollywood flick is reason enough for not just the public but the media as well to throng there to catch a glimpse of the megastar. “It has been sheer madness for the security personnel. They have been on their guard not just during the shoot but in and around the hotel where Bachchan Sr has been put up. The shooting