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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    NASA's Curiosity rover finds new methane spike on Mars

    WASHINGTON: NASA's Curiosity Rover has detected the highest ever levels of methane in the course of its mission on Mars, an exciting discovery because the gas could point to the existence of microbial life. But the methane could also be produced as a result of interactions between rocks and water. Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) tunable laser spectrometer detected the reading - 21 parts per billion units by volume (ppbv) - sometime last week, NASA said Sunday. “With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,” said Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Curiosity team

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    Egypt's national football team manager says harassment claims 'exaggerated'

    Egyptian national football team manager Ehab Lehita confirmed reports that some Egyptian players harassed a fashion model on Instagram, but he saw that the issue was exaggerated. “They are not rumors… We spoke to them and Javier Aguirre also spoke with them after breakfast and told them to concentrate,” he said in a televised statement to Time Sport channel. An Egyptian-British fashion model named Merhan Keller uploaded photographs on Instagram of inappropriate messages from four players of Egypt's national team, accusing Amr Warda, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub, and Mahmoud Hamdi of harassment before backtracking and denying Ashraf had sent her any messages. According to Identity-magazine,

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    Myriam Fares' controversial comments ignite Egyptian fury

    In a press conference held on the sidelines of the Moroccan Mawazine Festival, Lebanese singer Myriam Fares made comments that stirred Egyptians' anger. When asked by one of the journalist conference attendees about not having performed in Egypt for an extended time, Fares said that before the Egyptian revolution she used to perform two or three concerts in Egypt every two weeks, and that post-revolution she stopped performing in the country as this was when she started to grow in her career. “At that time I grew in my career and honestly, as you know I am too honest, I grew, my fees have significantly risen and my demands became higher well, thus I became too much for Egypt,” she said. Directly after these comments were posted on social media, they were followed by a storm of intense controversy sparked by Egyptians, among whom were many celebrities who seriously criticized Fares and defended Egypt.

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    Spotted: Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha, Karisma Kapoor...

    Jacqueline Fernandez poses for a picture as she attends the press conference for Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, in Mumbai. (AFP) Sonakshi Sinha presents a creation from the latest collection of 'Retro Remix', in Mumbai. (AFP) Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan Photo: Instagram Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Malaika Arora Kareena Kapoor Khan Photo: Instagram Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas Photo: Instagram Kangana Ranaut Athiya Shetty Pooja Hegde Sussanne Khan and Pragya Kapoor Iulia Vantur Salman Khan spotted with Iulia Vantur after a long time. Farhan Akhtar Parineeti Chopra Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani Shahid kapoor with wife Mira Rajput Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber

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    US would not dare violate Iranian soil: Revolutionary Guards commander

    The United States would not dare violate Iranian soil, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace division said on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency. “Neither America nor any other country would dare violate Iranian soil,” Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the news agency. Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after the Islamic Republic shot down a US drone they claim was flying over their territorial waters last Thursday. Washington says the drone was in international airspace. Last Update: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 KSA 07:14 - GMT 04:14

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    Saudi Crown Prince arrives in South Korea

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in South Korea's capital Seoul on Wednesday, where he was received by Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon. The Crown Prince is leading the Kingdom's delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the royal court said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA. During the visit, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet the president of South Korea and other senior officials.