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Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows


The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.

Five months into Trump's presidency, the survey spanning 37 nations showed U.S. favorability ratings in the rest of the world slumping to 49 percent from 64 percent at the end of Barack Obama's eight years in the White House.

But the falls were far steeper in some of America's closest allies, including U.S. neighbors Mexico and Canada, and European partners like Germany and Spain.

Trump took office in January pledging to put "America First". Since then he has pressed ahead with plans to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, announced he will pull out of the Paris climate accord, and accused countries including Canada, Germany and China of unfair trade practices.

On his first foreign trip as president in early June, Trump received warm welcomes in Saudi Arabia and Israel, but a cool reception from European partners, with whom he clashed over NATO spending, climate and trade.

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Instructor’s Poor English Cause of Teenager’s Death from Bungee Jumping


The bungee jump instructor has appeared before a Cantabria court and has been directly accused of causing the teenager’s death. Flow Track, the company that organized the bungee jump, will also now face prosecution for homicide through negligence.

The court’s judgment read: “The use of the poor English ‘no jump’ could perfectly well be understood as an explicit order to jump by the victim. It is unfortunate that the girl’s life could have been saved if only the instructor used the usual and familiar line “don’t jump”, which is the more widely -used terminology as also heard by the court.

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Queen to receive £6m pay increase from public funds


The Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate's profits rose by £24m.

The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of palaces, is to increase by more than £6m in 2018/19.

It comes as accounts revealed the Queen's official net expenditure last year increased by £2m, to almost £42m.

Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said the Queen represented "excellent value for money".

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Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote


German MPs are pressing Chancellor Angela Merkel for a free vote in parliament soon on legalising same-sex marriage, after she signalled a shift in her party's position on it.

Mrs Merkel surprised the German media by saying she favoured a "decision of conscience" on gay marriage.

Her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) have previously opposed it - unlike the opposition Social Democrats (SPD), Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens.

Some want a free vote on it this week.

Mrs Merkel's comments sparked intense debate on social media, and the hashtag #Ehefüralle (marriage for all) is trending on Twitter.

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U.S. threatens Syria, says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack


The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway.

The White House said in a statement released late on Monday the preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base.

"The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children," White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

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Project Veritas Undercover As CNN Admits To Being Fake News


John Bonifield, a CNN employee for nearly 15 years was exposed by Project Veritas on video admitting the whole Russia narrative is complete lies for ratings.

He even throws CNN CEO Jeff Zucker under the bus admitting he was the one keeping the Russia coverage continuous. At one point Bonifield says the CEO told the CNN crew to stop covering the President pulling out of the Paris Accords so that they could “get back to Russia” in order to push ratings.

Bonifield makes a joke about journalism ethics not being important because "this is business", he says.

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Global sea level rise accelerates since 1990, study shows


The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland's ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans, scientists said on Monday.

The annual rate of sea level rise increased to 3.3 millimeters (0.13 inch) in 2014 - a rate of 33 centimeters (13 inches) if kept unchanged for a century - from 2.2 mm in 1993, according to a team of scientists in China, Australia and the United States.

Sea levels have risen by about 20 cms in the past century and many scientific studies project a steady acceleration this century as man-made global warming melts more ice on land.

Until now, however, scientists have found it hard to detect whether the rate has picked up, is flat or has fallen since 1990. The study found that early satellite data had exaggerated the rate of sea level rise in the 1990s, masking the recent acceleration.

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Video : Brutal New Orleans Robbery Caught On Tape


A brutal robbery by four men on two victims was filmed by security footage and released by the New Orleans Police Department.

The video shows two men walking along Bienville street as four violent thugs run from behind and begin to brutally assault them. One of the attackers then punch the victim from behind knocking him unconscious as blood poured from his head.

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Twitter can detect, track riots faster than police, finds study


Twitter posts can help track riots and other violent events much before they are reported to the police, according to a study which shows that social media can be an invaluable source of information for law-enforcement officials.

An analysis of data taken from the London riots in 2011 showed that computer systems could automatically scan through Twitter and detect serious incidents, such as shops being broken into and cars being set alight, before they were reported to the UK Metropolitan Police Service.

The system, developed by researchers at Cardiff University in the UK, could also discern information about where the riots were rumoured to take place and where groups of youths were gathering.

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In disaster's wake, BP doubles down on deepwater despite surging shale


- About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles here by helicopter, from the Louisiana coast to a deep-sea drilling platform that can produce more oil in a day than a West Texas rig can pump in a year.

On the deck of Thunder Horse, they work two-week shifts, drink seawater from a desalination plant, and eat ribs and chicken ferried in by boat. On the ocean floor, robots provide remote eyes and arms as drills extract up to 265,000 barrels per day.

"There's a whole city below us," said Jim Pearl, Marine Team Leader on the platform.

This is just one of the four Gulf of Mexico platforms on which BP has staked its future in U.S. oil production.

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Dutch government 'partially liable' for murder of 300 Muslim men, court finds


A court has ruled that the Dutch government is partially liable for the deaths of around 300 Muslim men killed in the Srebrenica massacre.

The Hague court of appeal’s findings largely upheld a civil court judgement in 2014, which found the state was liable for the murder of Bosniak Muslims who were turned to Bosnian Serb troops by Dutch UN peacekeepers.

Judge Gepke Dulek said that because the victims were sent out of a Dutch compound along with other refugees seeking shelter there, “they were deprived of the chance of survival”.

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White House says Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns he will pay ‘heavy price’


The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it conducts such an attack.

The White House statement said preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base.

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ISIS Terrorist Blows Himself Up to Kill His Own Leaders


A number of ISIS leaders and elements have been killed and wounded by one of their own suicide attackers who blew himself up amid a gathering of the group’s terrorists in Iraq.

On Sunday (June 25), an ISIS suicide attacker, wearing an explosive belt, detonated himself among a number of the terrorist groups’ leaders who had convened in the Iraqi town of al-Qa’im, located 350 kilometres west of Ramadi, near the Syrian border.

Some of the ISIS elements and leaders were either killed or injured in the explosion, a security official of al-Anbar Province in western Iraq, told the Iraqi TV channel Alsumaria News.

He added the self-detonation was a consequence of the numerous defeats the ISIS has suffered in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, while operations will also be launched soon to liberate the western regions of al-Anbar Province from the terrorist group.

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Explosive corruption allegations rock Qatar’s winning World Cup bid


A SUM of $2 million was sent to the 10-year-old daughter of a FIFA official prior to Qatar being awarded the hosting of the 2022 Football World Cup, according to Bild.

The German newspaper is publishing from Tuesday American independent investigator Michael Garcia’s report into alleged bribery and corruption during the bidding for the hosting of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

In an extract of the article released on Tuesday (AEST), the popular tabloid claims to have got hold of the report of more than 400 pages which has never been properly published by world football’s governing body.

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Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption


Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country's chief prosecutor.

He is accused of receiving money from the boss of a giant meatpacking firm implicated in a corruption scandal. Mr Temer denies any wrongdoing.

The charges have been delivered to a Supreme Court judge who must now decide if the case can be sent to the lower house of parliament.

The lower house would vote on whether President Temer should be tried.

Mr Temer has vowed to prove his innocence. He has faced a slew of accusations since taking office last year but these are the first formal charges against him.

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Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service


Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.

The amount is the regulator's largest penalty to date against a company accused of distorting the market.

The ruling also orders Google to end its anti-competitive practices within 90 days or face a further penalty.

The US firm said it may appeal.

However, if it fails to change the way it operates the Shopping service within the three-month deadline, it could be forced to make payments of 5% of its parent company Alphabet's average daily worldwide earnings.

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Kindergarten Teacher At A Christian School Fired For Refusing To Quit Starring In Porn


A kindergarten teacher at a Christian preschool was fired for refusing to quit her lucrative side job having sex on camera.

“I love teaching and sex. If I can get away with doing both, then I will,” Nina Skye, 21, told Fox before being confronted by her bosses who tried to convince her to leave the porn industry.

Skye said she enjoyed working as a kindergarten teacher by day and a porn star by night but administrators at the unnamed preschool fired her because her side job violated the school’s religious ethics, according to the Daily Mail.

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Italy forced to bail out two more banks for 5.2bn euros


Italy's government is bailing out two banks in the Venice region at a cost of 5.2bn euros (£4.6bn; $5.8bn).

The move comes two days after the European Central Bank warned that Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca were failing or likely to fail.

The banks' "good" assets will be taken on by Intesa Sanpaolo banking group.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said the rescue was needed to protect savers and ensure "the good health of our banking system".

The two banks' branches and employees will be part of Intesa by Monday morning in a move designed to avoid a potential run on deposits that could have spread to other Italian banks.

Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said Rome would also offer guarantees of up to 12bn euros for potential losses to Intesa from bad and risky loans.

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U.N. Says World's Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050


The world's population growth is slowing, according to a new United Nations report, but the number of people living on Earth will still approach 10 billion by the year 2050.

The document tallies the current population at 7.6 billion people, up from 7.4 billion just two years ago.

This year's count means the world added roughly 1 billion people over the last dozen years. It will take 13 years to add the next billion, according to the report. The planet is expected to have 8.6 billion people in 2030, and 9.8 billion by 2050.

A decade ago, the world's population was growing by 1.24 percent per year; today it is 1.1 percent.

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Student Sentenced To Prison For Registering Dead People To Vote


The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia sentenced on Monday a James Madison University student to at least 100 days in prison for registering names of deceased persons to vote, CBS 6 WTVR reported.

Andrew J. Spiels worked for a Democrat-affiliated organization known as Harrisonburg Votes at the time he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle .

“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson told CBS6. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped.

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Video: Black Cop Kicks Unarmed Man Repeatedly After Shooting Him


The Officer, an African American, has been indicted by a grand jury after the video has made headlines.

The woman filming the video said she was “just shocked and appalled” that this police officer has committed this heinous police brutality right in front of her.

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Qatar Allies with Iran as Saudi Embargo Takes Toll


Tehran reiterated the statements of Isolation in an effort to penetrate inside the Doha forward to find a foothold in the Gulf, Rowhani stressed his country's government and people, as well as Qatar, stressing that Tehran's policy is based on the development of relations with Doha, he said "Helping Qatar's economy and the development of the relations, especially between the private sectors in the two countries would be of our common&'; indicating the parking of Tehran to the side of the Government and people of Qatar, emphasising that the &'pressures and threats and the embargo could not be the correct approach to resolving differences.

"The imposition of the blockade on Qatar is unacceptable," the Iranian president said, stressing that "Iran's air, land and sea areas will always remain open to Qatar as a sister country and neighbor"

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Former NSA Chief: Trump Is Serious About Cybersecurity


President Donald Trump is serious about improving U.S. cybersecurity, according to former National Security Director Keith Alexander.

Trump wants to protect U.S. infrastructure, specifically the power grid, and protect private industries, said Alexander while speaking at Tel Aviv University’s Cyber Week conference in Israel Monday.

The former NSA chief, who served both former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, met with Trump to discuss cybersecurity and what can be done to improve it. Alexander said Trump was “straightforward” during the February meeting, despite what is said in the press. The former NSA chief noted that the Constitution says to focus on the collective defense, which means that the federal government needs to get more engaged on cyber issues.

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Brad Pitt: 'Elite Hollywood Pedophiles Control America'


Following the recent spate of pedophile arrests in California, movie star Brad Pitt has revealed the true depths of Hollywood pedophilia in a shocking exposé.As a 30-year seasoned veteran in the movie business, Pitt speaks about his experiences after witnessing the dark side of the entertainment industry first hand.Mr. Pitt describes how the whole TV and film industry is run around a culture of grooming children for child trafficking networks that reach across the United States and beyond, into the upper echelons of the political spectrum and societal hierarchy:

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Syria Prepares for Another Chemical Warfare Offensive


Bashar al-Assad has vehemently denied any responsibility for the attacks of the past and many from around the world believe he's innocent and other forces are arming the rebels with Sarin Gas to intentionally false flag Syria so that the international community can act.

In fact, most notably there is an intention from within the Middle East to create more turmoil in order to bait superpowers to continue to fight a profitable proxy war.

The endgame? Land, oil, strategic military bases, and the advancement of the petrodollar.

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BOMBSHELL: Democratic ally of Hillary Clinton hired retired British spy to dig up dirt on Trump


Hillary Clinton’s fantasy “Russia election meddling fairytale”, she concocted with John Podesta and Robby Mook, in order to explain away her pathetic loss to Donald Trump, is not only falling flat with with American voters, but has now had unintended consequences by entangling Obama Administration officials into its ever expanding web of investigations.Meanwhile, The NY Post reports is reporting that a secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party.

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New Discovery in Hillary Clinton Emails Proves Criminal Activity


A shocking new "bombshell" discovery has been made in Hillary Clinton's leaked emails that have blown the lid off her criminal activity.Aside from the investigation into her private email server during the 2016 presidential election, there was also an FBI probe into the activities of the charity founded by herself and her husband, Bill Clinton.The stunning new revelation has exposed the Clinton Foundation for being nothing more than a front for mass charity fraud, with barely any of the donations going to charity.

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US Supreme Court temporarily upholds Trump travel ban


The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in favour and against Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry into the United States of passport holders from Libya, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.The highest court in the US found that prior decisions by lower courts pausing the ban were not in order and that until October when the Supreme Court will hear arguments, the majority of points from the executive order including the banning entry into the US of all individuals without travel documents, including self-proclaimed refugees, can be enforced.

The only exceptions granted will be to individuals from the countries in question who have family or other connections with the US such as employment or enrolment in a proper educational facility.

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‘Victory’: Donald Trump Celebrates Supreme Court Decision to Clear Parts of Travel Ban

President Donald Trump celebrated the unanimous per curiam opinion by the Supreme Court, effectively clearing lower court attempts to stay his travel ban, calling it a “clear victory” for national security.

“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” the president said in a statement to reporters.

Trump’s ban sought to limit people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States, citing a national security risk.

Despite efforts from lower courts to block the ban, the Supreme Court decided that foreign nationals lacking a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could be banned. Parts of Trump’s executive order, however, remain blocked.

“As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm,” Trump’s statement said. “I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.”

The court upheld Trump’s right to executive authority.

“Today’s ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation’s homeland,” he said. “I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0.”



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BUSTED: This person is America’s number 1 conspiracy theorist


But this does not explain the timing of Russiagate, that is answered by an examination of America’s recent domestic political history. The fact is that the mainstream media, liberal-left and Democratic machine which was then and remains de-facto controlled by the Hillary Clinton agenda, was so collectively sure that Donald Trump would never become President that shortly after this wishful thinking became blighted by reality, they went to ‘Plan B’: undermine Trump at all costs with the hope of somehow removing him from office.

This remains the goal. While most Democrats realise that impeachment of POTUS Trump wouldn’t work now, the remainder of Donald Trump’s term will be one that is more or less an elongated preamble to impeachment. All the while Democrats will try to force a voluntary resignation that they will likely never get because of Donald Trump’s strong and persevering personality.

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Three CNN Employees Resign Over Botched Trump-Russia Story


Three CNN employees have resigned from the company for their role in pushing a botched Trump-Russia story that claimed a member of the Trump transition team was under investigation.

Reporter Thomas Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau and executive editor Lex Haris all resigned from their positions following a company-wide investigation into the single-sourced story that was quickly debunked, The Washington Post first reported. CNN quickly followed up with a story of their own on the resignations. Lichtblau reportedly oversaw the false story, while Haris headed up CNN’s investigative unit.

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Illinois Bishop Decrees No Communion, Funeral Rites For Same-Sex Spouses


A Catholic bishop has instructed priests in his central Illinois diocese to deny communion, last rites and funeral rites to people in same-sex marriages – unless they repent.

In the decree he sent to priests, deacons, seminarians and staff in his Springfield diocese last week, Bishop Thomas Paprocki sets forth a set of norms on same-sex marriage and related pastoral issues that he says are the policy of the diocese.

Paprocki's decree bans priests and parish staff from performing same-sex marriages or allowing same-sex weddings or receptions at any Catholic facilities. People in same-sex marriages "should not present themselves for Holy Communion, nor should they be admitted to Holy Communion." A person in a same-sex marriage who is facing death may only receive communion after expressing "repentance for his or her sins."

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South Korea’s impeached President planned violent regime change for Pyongyang


A recent report from the Japanese outlet Asahi Shimbun appears to confirm a hypothesis recently published in The Duran that America’s recent fervour over North Korea has a great deal to do with the internal politics of South Korea, more so in many cases than it has to do with events in the DPRK (North Korea).Impeached former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was known to be an avidly right-wing, anti-North Korean, militant leader. It was under her now disgraced leadership that South Korea agreed to house America’s THAAD missiles, a move that remains deeply unpopular among millions of South Korean citizens.

Now, Asahi Shimbun claims to have obtained documents from South Korea indicating that former President Park Geun-hye signed a document authorising violent regime change in Pyongyang.

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Anthem Endorses GOP Healthcare Bill


Health insurance company Anthem Inc. endorsed Senate Republicans’ healthcare legislation Monday, which could go a long way in helping the GOP get their bill passed and into place.

Anthem is a part of The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, one of America’s largest healthcare providers that also supports the bill’s efforts to stabilize the marketplace. The legislation would give $50 billion from a “stability fund” through 2021. Anthem already announced plans to withdraw from Obamacare in Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin by 2018, according to Fox News.

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Northern Ireland party like Ku Klux Klan


Veteran anti-war campaign and long time British Member of Parliament George Galloway has slammed the fledgling British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the Northern Irish Protestant faction DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) which will see the UK government pour over £ 1 billion into Northern Ireland in exchange for the DUP propping up May’s Parliamentary minority.Many have criticised the deal including the Irish government. Many in Britain and Ireland believe the deal violates the Good Friday Agreement for peace in the troubled province of Northern Ireland which stipulates that the British government must remain neutral in its relationship with Northern Irish factions.

Galloway described the sectarian DUP as a “milder version of the Ku Klux Klan”, the notorious racist organisation from the United States that came to prominence after the American Civil War.

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Crazed Woman Tries To Open Door Mid Flight


Southwest Airlines Flight 4519 was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit while airborne on the Sunday morning flight.

The woman, who remains unnamed, was subdued by a police officer after she tried to tried to rip open the emergency exit door while the plane was flying from Los Angeles to Houston, according to Travel and Tour World.

A passenger on the plane said that the woman was behaving erratically throughout Sunday’s morning flight. “She wrote ‘Help me’ and her name” on napkins, the traveller said, adding that he “knew something wasn’t right.”

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White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attack


The White House charged late Monday that Syria seemed to be making preparations for a chemical attack and warned strongman Bashar Assad that he and his regime “will pay a heavy price” for any mass slaughter of civilians.

The unusual statement, attributed to press secretary Sean Spicer, did not include any details of how or what the United States knew about the possible attack, nor how confident U.S. officials were that Assad might carry it out.

“The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children,” Spicer said.

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A Giant Asteroid Will Come Extremely Close To Earth In 2029, And Impact ‘Can’t Be Ruled Out’


Scientists believe a 40-million-ton asteroid set to fly close to Earth in 12 years may end up colliding with our planet on a future pass.

The Apophis asteroid will pass within 18,600 miles of Earth on April 13, 2029, which is ridiculously close by space distance standards. Scientists expect the near-miss to disrupt the asteroid’s orbit, making its future path unpredictable.

This means there’s a small chance Apophis could hit Earth on a future pass. Apophis will pass by the Earth again in 2036.

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Asylum Seekers Who Ran Away from Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo in Canada


Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) data provided to Reuters indicate that refugee claims are taking longer to be completed when compared to at any time in the past five years. Even worse news for the migrants and refugees is the fact that wait times are even expected to grow longer after the IRB in April focused up to half of its 127 tribunal members to tackle old cases first. As things stand, the number of delayed hearings already more than doubled from 2015 to 2016 and is pegged to increase further this year.

Claimants now struggle to convince prospective employers to hire them, or landlords to rent properties to them. Claimants also do not have access to loans or student financial aid, or opportunities to upgrade academic or professional credentials to meet Canadian standards.

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Israel vs the Jewish world: Crisis over Jerusalem's Western Wall


Two high-profile groups of Jewish leaders on Monday cancelled meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall.The dramatic moves reflected the widening gulf that has opened between Israel and the Jewish diaspora over how Judaism can be practised in Israel. Most of the six million American Jews belong to the more liberal Reform and Conservative streams and feel alienated by Israel's ultra-Orthodox authorities, which question their faith and practices.

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Watch North Korean agents beat a woman just because she had sex with foreigners


US authorities and the family of Otto Warmbier are speculating about what happened to the 22-year-old inside North Korea, before he was returned to the US in a coma he would never recover from.

The student met a heartbreaking end after spending a year and a half in a labour camp inside the communist state for stealing a propaganda poster. We may never know exactly happened to him.

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Jewish group cancels Netanyahu dinner over Western Wall decision


A leading Israeli Jewish group has cancelled a gala dinner with Israel's PM after his government froze plans to upgrade a mixed-gender area for prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

The board of the Jewish Agency, which facilitates Jewish immigration to Israel, said it "deplored" the move.

It also rebuked ministers for backing a controversial conversions law.

Both decisions were taken in response to pressure from ultra-Orthodox parties in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition.

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Boy travels from Morocco to Spain under bus


A boy travelled at least 230 kilometres from Morocco to Spain hanging underneath a bus, officials said on Monday, in another example of desperate measures taken by migrants to get to Europe.

Emergency services in the southern Spanish city of Seville tweeted a video of the boy being led away from a bus they said came from Tangier, some 230 kilometres (143 miles) away, wearing a dirtied white t-shirt.

They said he had been taken to hospital but was in good condition.

A police spokesman told AFP the boy appeared to be Moroccan.

But he said he had been told the bus came from Tetouan, another Moroccan city still further away.

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OUTRAGEOUS! Groups Transporting Muslim Immigrants into Europe are Demanding Financial Support!


Every day, numerous non-governmental organizations are helping transport hundreds of illegal immigrants into Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the high risks, dangers, reported casualties and the government's claim that they are trying to put a stop to these, these transport operations are taking place almost uninterrupted. In May of this year, reportedly 10.000 illegal aliens were transported to Europe in just four days.

The media largely praises them as heroes saving the helpless and the organizations themselves are so confident in their work that they demand financial support, even from the government. “Sea Watch”, “Sea Eye”, “SOS Méditerranée”, the list of organizations is long and keeps growing due to their success – in earning money by encouraging and enabling illegal immigrants to travel to Europe in droves, with promises of prosperity and assurance that they can stay forever. With the amount of NGOs working in the Mediterranean Sea route, the amount of immigrants keeps growing as well.

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Black Lives Matter Protesters Angry That Police Marched In Pride Parade


Black Lives Matter advocates attempted to hold up the Minneapolis Pride Parade Sunday by protesting the inclusion of police in the march.

A group of about 75 protesters — some of which wore rainbow garb and carried a “Justice for Philando” banner while shouting slogans like “No KKKops at Pride!” — briefly blocked intersections and caused several slowdowns on Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue. They claimed that the Pride event was perpetuating “white supremacy” and “ignoring the trauma” caused by the verdict earlier this month in the Philando Castile case, according to the Huffington Post.

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Snapper alert! Angry alligator charges towards man trying to take its photo in Florida


It shows the alligator attacking the man on two occasions while he was trying to snap a picture of the reptile near wetlands in the state.

The photographer using a tripod which the gator managed to bite. He quickly threw the bag he was carrying to the ground and reversed away into the brush.

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Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in U.S. Congress


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure.

The legislation passed the Senate by a nearly unanimous margin two weeks ago, looking like it might complicate President Donald Trump's desire for warmer relations with Moscow, where officials have denounced new sanctions.

A White House official said the Trump administration felt some provisions in the bill would interfere with its ability to use sanctions to try to influence Russia.

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Major Victory! Trump Travel Plan Gets Temp OK From Supreme Court


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The Supreme Court decided that the Trump administration can enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries - with some exceptions.

One category of foreigners, those "with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," are exempt.

The countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The justices will hear arguments in the case in October.


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Mongolia to hold runoff presidential election


Mongolia is headed for its first runoff presidential election in history after all three candidates failed to secure an outright majority in the Monday voting.

Battulga Khaltmaa of the leading opposition Democratic Party came in first, with just about 500,000 of the over 1.3 million votes cast, according to provisional results released by the General Election Committee. The top two candidates from the Monday election will now face off in a second round expected to be held within two weeks. The results of the Monday election are expected to become clear Tuesday.

Battulga's nationalistic pledge that "Mongolia will win" resonates with the country's youth, propelling him to first place. He called on younger voters to turn out for the runoff at a news conference Monday night.

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Justices Thomas, Gorsuch blast court decision to reject gun rights appeal

Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch issued a scathing dissent Monday to a Supreme Court decision turning away yet another gun rights case.

On a busy morning of decisions, the court on Monday rejected a challenge out of California regarding the right to carry guns outside their homes, leaving in place a San Diego sheriff's strict limits on issuing permits for concealed weapons.

But Thomas, in a dissent joined by Gorsuch, countered that the case raises “important questions” – and warned that Second Amendment disputes aren’t getting the attention they deserve from the Supreme Court.

“The Court’s decision … reflects a distressing trend: the treatment of the Second Amendment as a disfavored right,” they wrote.

The case in question involved a San Diego man who said state and county policies requiring "good cause" – a specific reason or justifiable need to legally carry a concealed weapon – were too restrictive. A federal appeals court had ruled for the state, and now those restrictions will stay in place.

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Mexican Journalist Salvador Adame Found Dead, Authorities Confirm



>Mexico has become one of the most dangerous places on earth for journalists.

The attorney general for the Mexican state of Michoacan confirmed that the remains of missing journalist Salvador Adame were found Monday.

"We are not going to close any line of investigation, as further investigations will be reported to clarify the investigation," said Attorney General Jose Martin Godoy.

The 45-year-old journalist with Canal 6TV who had reportedly become critical of local and federal authorities, was abducted by several individuals last May in the town of Mujica.

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Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content leftright 4/4leftright


Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.

Responding to pressure from governments in Europe and the United States after a spate of militant attacks, the companies said they would share technical solutions for removing terrorist content, commission research to inform their counter-speech efforts and work more with counter-terrorism experts.

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism "will formalize and structure existing and future areas of collaboration between our companies and foster cooperation with smaller tech companies, civil society groups and academics, governments and supra-national bodies such as the EU and the UN," the companies said in a statement.

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Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption


Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country's chief prosecutor.

He is accused of receiving money from the boss of a giant meatpacking firm implicated in a corruption scandal. Mr Temer denies any wrongdoing.

The charges have been delivered to a Supreme Court judge who must now decide if the case can be sent to the lower house of parliament.

The lower house would then vote on whether President Temer can be tried.

Mr Temer has vowed to prove his innocence. He has faced a slew of accusations since taking office last year but these are the first formal charges against him.

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Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans


Google's decision to stop scanning Gmail users' emails in order to target them with personalised adverts has been given a qualified welcome by privacy campaigners.

The tech firm revealed the change in a blog at the end of last week.

Google promised to make the move before the year's end to bring the consumer version of Gmail in line with its business edition.

The firm had faced much criticism over the years for the scans.

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The measure helped justify the cost of offering the public one gigabyte of "free" webmail storage in 2004 - an offer that was so much greater than the competition at the time that many originally believed it to be a joke.

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500,000 children raised in UK will battle to get passports after Brexit


>Questions regarding the rights of EU nationals post-Brexit, as well as Brits living in Europe, continue to dominate Brexit negotiations

About half a million children born or raised in the UK will reportedly not gain automatic citizenship after Brexit.

Previously, people born in the UK after 1983 could become British citizens automatically if one parent was British or “settled” – meaning they had lived in the UK for five years prior to their child's birth.

But, according to an upcoming documentary, thousands of these children who applied for citizenship are now being forced to wait to see if they will be awarded it.

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Christian man in Lahore arrested over allegations of blasphemy


A Christian bicycle mechanic in Lahore was arrested on June 15 over allegations of blasphemy after he became involved in a dispute regarding payment for services rendered to a customer, police said Thursday.

Human rights activist Napoleon Qayyum told Dawn that Ashfaq Masih ─ a resident of Mariam Colony in Green Town, Lahore ─ was working at a repair shop in the Bagarhian suburb of the city when Muhammad Ishfaq, a resident of the same area, had his bicycle repaired by him.

The two became embroiled in a heated argument when Masih demanded Rs35-40 for his services and Ishfaq requested that Masih reduce the price as he is a poor man, Qayyum said.

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Corker vows to block arms sales to Gulf countries amid Qatar crisis


Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) will block arms sales to Persian Gulf states until there’s a “better understanding” of how the Qatar crisis will be resolved, he said Monday.

A Saudi Arabia-led group of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar since earlier this month, citing its relations with Iran and what they say is its support for extremist groups. The situation has pitted United States allies like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against Qatar, another U.S. ally that hosts a major U.S. military base.

“All countries in the region need to do more to combat terrorism, but recent disputes among the [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries only serve to hurt efforts to fight [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] and counter Iran,” Corker wrote in a letter Monday to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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School Caught Forcing Children to Write Their Own Suicide Notes


Tallis School in southeast London has faced a huge backlash after setting a task for pupils to pen their own suicide notes.The assignment was set for 60 students as part of their studies into Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in which Lady Macbeth dies.The school was forced to apologize after complaints from parents that the compulsory piece of work had left teenagers traumatized.Many of the students were still grieving the loss of their friends that had taken their own lives following a series of recent suicides in the school's district. 3 Tips to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat in Two Weeks Todays Diets Sponsored by Revcontent Find Out More > 21,801 Independent reports: One mother said three of her daughter’s friends had killed themselves, and that her daughter was “very distressed” after being asked to write the note.She said she complained to the school as soon as her daughter told her about the task. “On what universe was it ever a good idea to ask a group of teenagers to write suicide notes?” she said to local newspaper News Shopper.

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Stalin tops Putin in Russian poll of greatest historical figures


Russians have picked Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as the greatest figure in history, a new poll said Monday, beating President Vladimir Putin into joint second alongside poet Alexander Pushkin.

In the poll conducted in April by the Levada Centre independent pollster, Russians were asked to pick the ten greatest individuals of all time.

Stalin came out on top with 38 percent, while Putin shared second place on 34 percent with Russia's beloved national bard Pushkin.

Revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, Tsar Peter the Great and first man in space Yury Gagarin came next in the list of 20 people, with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in last place on six percent.

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Russia offers Japan joint-venture proposal for Kurils


The foreign ministry in Moscow has proposed a new special zone for joint economic activity with Japan on islands administered by Russia, their Russian governor told The Nikkei on Monday.

The islands, known as the southern Kurils in Russia and claimed by Japan as the Northern Territories, have been the subject of a postwar territorial dispute between the two nations.

The proposed zone would be based on "common international rules" rather than Russian law, said Oleg Kozhemyako, the governor of Sakhalin Oblast, which administers the Kuril Islands. He raised the prospect of a public corporation in which the Russian and Japanese governments would participate on an equal footing.

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President Trump Gives Joint Statements with Prime Minister Modi


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Labour five points ahead and Jeremy Corbyn much more popular than Theresa May in new poll


Jeremy Corbyn has stormed ahead of Theresa May in a new opinion poll just weeks after the Prime Minister failed to win a majority in the latest election.

Labour is five points ahead of the Tories at 46 per cent, found the Sunday Times.

The survey, which took a random sample of 5,000 people, also found that Ms May’s approval rating is at minus 17, a mirror opposite to Mr Corbyn’s plus 17.

Mr Corbyn stunned the pollsters and commentators when he gained 34 seats in the 8 June election, including constituencies like Kensington and Canterbury.

The Labour leader benefited from a strong turnout and youthful voters, to whom he appealed to during a speech at Glastonbury.

“Let us be together and recognise that another world is possible if we come together," he said, as the audience called out his name. "To understand that, understand the power we’ve got and achieve that decent, better society where everyone matters."

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French PM says ban on 'bee-killer' pesticide will go ahead


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighed in on a row between his environment and agriculture ministers on Monday to rule that a pesticide found harmful to bees would be banned in 2018 as scheduled.

A ban on neonicotinoids, set down in a 2016 law on protecting biodiversity, has been fiercely opposed by cereal and sugar-beet farmers, who dispute research highlighting the chemicals' risk to bees.

In the first sign of discord in the week-old French government, Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert has been lobbying for the upcoming ban to be eased.

He complained that French law "went further than European law" on the issue, implying that it put French farmers at a disadvantage against competitors.

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Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150


A lorry carrying fuel has burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, killing at least 150 people, local officials say.

Villagers had gathered, reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the crashed tanker, when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital.

It appears the tanker blew a tyre while rounding a sharp bend in the road.

The fire was sparked by a passer-by lighting a cigarette, a rescue services spokesman told the BBC.

"The incident, which was a minor [one], turned into a major blast," Jam Sajjad said.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is cutting short a visit to London in response to the incident, the Pakistani government news agency, APP, reported.

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Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing


Russia's FSB security agency has said the Telegram mobile messaging app was used by a suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St Petersburg in April.

Authorities have already threatened to block the app, founded by Russian businessman Pavel Durov, for refusing to sign up to new data laws.

Mr Durov has refused to let regulators access encrypted messages on the app.

Telegram has some 100 million users and has been used by so-called Islamic State (IS) and its supporters.

IS used the app to declare its involvement in the jihadist attack on and around London Bridge in the UK last month.

Telegram has been used by jihadists in France and the Middle East too, although the app company has highlighted its efforts to close down pro-IS channels. Telegram allows groups of up to 5,000 people to send messages, documents, videos and pictures without charge and with complete encryption.

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Iran urges Europe to help promote dialogue in Gulf


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Monday for Europe to use its influence to defuse tensions in the Gulf where Saudi Arabia and its allies have cut ties with Qatar.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has voiced support for Qatar in its confrontation with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain who accuse Qatar of supporting Islamist militants, an allegation Qatar denies.

Mainly Shi'ite Iran and Sunni Saudia Arabia have long been at loggerheads over religion and political influence across the Middle East.

In a speech in the German capital, Zarif said the countries who blamed Iran or Qatar for terrorism were trying to avoid taking responsibility for their own failures in addressing the demands of their own people.

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Congo president's daughter charged with corruption in France


Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, judicial sources told AFP on Sunday.

Julienne Sassou Nguesso, 50, and her 53-year-old husband Guy Johnson were placed under investigation this week for "money laundering and misuse of public funds", the sources said.

Investigators are trying to determine how the couple in 2006 were able to purchase a mansion valued at 3 million euros ($3.4 million) in the swanky Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine just north of the ritzy 16th arrondissement, according to a judicial source.

The tentacles of the case also reach out to ruling families in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Julienne Sassou Nguesso is an insurance agent by profession and her husband is a lawyer.

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Bob Corker to block arms deal to Gulf countries over Qatar crisis


A top Senate Republican is blocking arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council countries in order to pressure the Arab nations to resolve a brewing diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker's decision, announced Monday, puts teeth into a series of statements from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has repeatedly called for the Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries to end the diplomatic isolation of neighboring Qatar. The Saudis accuse Qatar of financing terrorism and aligning with Iran, but the dispute is an uncomfortable one for the United States, which has major military operations in Qatar.

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Al-Qaeda: Kidnapped Swede Johan Gustafsson freed after six years


>Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says.

Mr Gustafsson, 42, is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement on Monday.

He was seized by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) along with two other men, one of whom was freed in a dawn raid in 2015.

Ms Wallström said Mr Gustafsson was "in good spirits", local media report.

"It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Johan Gustafsson has been released," Ms Wallström added.

She said that the Swede's release was thanks to "extensive efforts" and co-operation between the Swedish foreign ministry, police and "foreign authorities".

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Saudi religious police return to streets of Riyadh


>Kingdom caught between desire to modernise and need to pacify ultra-conservative Islamic influences dominant in its society

Outside a supermarket in Riyadh, a long-bearded police officer peers at a driver, glances at his female passenger and issues an order: “You should stay away from women.”

The trouble for the young man is that women are banned from driving in Saudi Arabia. He works for a ride-sharing company and the vast majority of his customers are female. “What am I supposed to do?” he protested before shrugging and taking off. “Leave them?”

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Musab Ar’aeer, a newborn boy who was suffering from heart and abdominal wall defects, died in Gaza City on Monday after the Palestinian Authority failed to act on an urgent request to be referred to an outside hospital, a doctor at Shifa Hospital said.

Ar’aeer, born last Monday, needed life-saving heart surgery in a hospital outside Gaza, Shifa neo-natal care director Alam Abu Hamda said.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources in Gaza to perform the surgery he needed,” Abu Hamda said in a phone interview with The Jerusalem Post. “So we submitted an urgent request to the [PA] Health Ministry to transfer him on the same day he was born, but we never received an approval.”

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Medicine Developed by Cuba Saves 3000 Ecuadoreans From Foot Amputation


>Cuban doctors developed Heberprot P to prevent diabetic foot amputation.

At least 3,000 Ecuadoreans have received a Cuban medicine called Heberprot P to prevent foot amputation from ulcers derived from diabetes in patients since 2011, according to Cuban doctors.

With the application of the Cuban medicine "the average healing time of a patient with diabetic foot in Ecuador is 41 days," said Andes Lopez, deputy director of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, and part of the team that created Heberprot P.

Lopez spoke on Saturday during the National Workshop on Comprehensive Care of the Patient with Diabetic Foot Ulcer, in Cuba and is part of the multidisciplinary team in the Cuban medical brigade working in Ecuador.

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Insurance industry warned of fire risk month before tower block blaze


The insurance industry warned the British government of the dangers of flammable external surfaces on buildings a month before the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said in a statement on Sunday it had been calling on the government to review building fire-safety regulations since 2009 and warned in May that combustible external cladding on high rises could cause fire to spread.

The Financial Times first reported ABI's warning.

The British government said on Sunday that 60 high-rise buildings had failed safety tests carried out since fire ravaged the Grenfell tower block in west London on June 14.

On Friday some 4,000 residents were forced to evacuate their homes in north London after the fire brigade ruled that their blocks were unsafe.

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Disability pension to be raised by 70 percent


>After months of protests, the government finally decides to increase the disability pension from NIS 2,342 a month to NIS 4,000; MK Gilon, who led the campaign to raise the disability pension: 'This is a historic moment that has come to do justice to a quarter of a million people with disabilities in Israel.'

The coalition chairman, MK David Bitan (Likud), announced Thursday at a press conference that an agreement has been reached in which the disability pension will increase to NIS 4,000 a month from NIS 2,342.

At the press conference, members of the coalition and the opposition, who announced that there was broad agreement on equating the pension to the minimum wage, added that it was the beginning of a move in the direction towards that goal.

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North Korea can now target Japan with a nuclear missile


One of North Korea's missile test-firings in May suggests that the country's ballistics development program is nearly complete.

On May 14, Pyongyang launched an intermediate-range missile, what it calls a Hwasong-12. The projectile reached an altitude of more than 2,000km – well out of the Earth's atmosphere, which is about 480km thick – then hit the Sea of Japan while traveling at least Mach 15.

Mach 1 is the speed of sound. Mach 2 is twice that.

That the missile did not disintegrate upon its re-entry into the atmosphere shows that it is capable of carrying and delivering a warhead.

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Breaking: Bus Explosion Rocks Paris


Amazing footage has surfaced from what appears to be a bomb that has exploded on a bus in Paris near Tremblay.

The incident began in mid afternoon in what appears to be a scene of chaos and destruction. Any eyewitnesses say the bus itself erupted after the explosion and is now being burnt to molten steel.

Once again the religion of peace is the most probable suspect in this attack. A once normal and peaceful nation has never experienced such attacks until the open borders policies began.

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Trump urges India's Modi do more in trade leftright 15/15leftright


U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.S.-Indian relationship.

At a closely watched first meeting between the two, Trump and Modi appeared to be getting along well. Modi pulled in Trump for a bear hug on the stage as the cameras rolled in the Rose Garden.

“I deeply appreciate your strong commitment to the enhancement of our bilateral relations," Modi told Trump. "I am sure that under your leadership a mutually beneficial strategic partnership will gain new strength, new positively, and will reach new heights.”

Trump also was warm but made clear he sees a need for more balance in the U.S.-India trade relationship in keeping with his campaign promise to expand American exports and create more jobs at home. Last year the U.S. trade deficit with India neared $31 billion.

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Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government


An agreement has been reached which will see the Democratic Unionist Party back Theresa May's minority government.

The deal, which comes two weeks after the election resulted in a hung Parliament, will see the 10 DUP MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes.

There will be £1bn extra for Northern Ireland over the next two years.

DUP leader Arlene Foster said the "wide-ranging" pact was "good for Northern Ireland and the UK" but one critic said it was a "straight bung".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the deal was "clearly not in the national interest", and Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams said it enabled a "Tory Brexit which threatens the Good Friday Agreement".

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Brazil: Temer Gov’t Seeks to Lift Mining Restrictions on Foreign Corporations


>The Brazilian government prepares to lift mining restrictions on more than 400 national and state parks.

Brazilian social movements criticized plans to expand mining activities on Friday as the government announced new auctioning procedures in order to attract higher levels of investment in the mining sector.

Under the proposed guidelines, the Brazilian Ministry for Energy and Mining (MME), intends to award exploration of 20,000 mining sites to foreign and domestic companies.

The newly designated mining areas, which have been identified by the MME, could eliminate mining restrictions in more than 400 national and state parks, including the National Reserve of Copper & Associated Minerals (RENCA).

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Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court


US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a "victory for our national security".

America's highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect.

The justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down.

Mr Trump seeks to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.

The president welcomed the ruling's qualified authorisation to bar visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which he described as "terror-prone countries".

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Japan issues warning over North Korea nuclear missile strike with residents told to seek shelter

Residents in Japan have been told to seek shelter or lie on the ground in the event of North Korea missile strike in a terrifying new nationwide television broadcast.

The half a minute announcement also states people should stay away from windows and protect their heads if they are inside a building should a missile be fired in the direction of Japan from North Korea.

The broadcast also confirmed, in the event of a missile attack, the Japanese government will inform members of the public though speakers across the country, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Between now and July, 43 television stations across Japan will broadcast the announcement while 70 Japanese newspapers will publish written instructions.

The announcement following an increase in tensions after North Korea conducted another missile test.

Kim Jong-un was pictured grinning following the test while another photo showed a huge crowd of soldiers cheering next to the surface-to-air missile launcher.

The missiles are the fourth new system the hermit state has tested this year.

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Bonnie & Clyde 2017 : Nationwide Manhunt for Criminal Couple


A renegade couple, Jarret Cole Heitmann, 24, and Makayla Danielle Stilwell, 22, are suspected of kidnapping a woman in Tennessee at gunpoint and using her as bait to shoot someone else.

Federal investigators say that the couple then fled from Tennessee and headed to New York where they then broke into a home in a gated community and physically assaulted before robbing the homeowner.

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Star Wars' Firing Reveals a Disturbance in the Franchise

New details emerge from the set of the troubled Han Solo movie (an editor fired, a last-minute acting coach hired) as insiders debate whether problems trace to directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, or if the Disney and Lucasfilm series can accommodate divergent styles.

Matters had already reached a boiling point in mid-June when Phil Lord and Chris Miller, co-directors of the still-untitled young Han Solo movie, were in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon but didn’t start shooting until 1 p.m. That day the two used only three different setups — that is, three variations on camera placement — as opposed to the 12 to 15 that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had expected, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Not only was the going slow, but the few angles that had been shot did not provide a wealth of options to use in editing the movie.

This was hardly the first time Kennedy was unhappy with how the film was progressing. And as he looked at dailies from his home in Los Angeles, Lawrence Kasdan — screenwriter, executive producer and keeper of the Stars Wars flame — also was said to be displeased.

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Netanyahu under fire after reneging on Western Wall deal

Israel's shelving of a deal to allow men and women to pray together at the Western Wall echoed far beyond religion Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused of abandoning reform efforts for political gain.

Netanyahu's cabinet voted Sunday to back out of the hard-won deal, provoking a flood of criticism and warnings it could damage Israel's relationship with the United States' influential Jewish community.

That followed pressure from ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties who are part of Netanyahu's right-wing coalition and follow a strict interpretation of religious rules.

Such parties have often played a kingmaker role in Israeli politics and have opposed years of efforts by more liberal Jews to win equal rights for women at the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

Women and men currently pray in separate areas at the site in Jerusalem's Old City, where religious affairs are overseen by Israel's ultra-Orthodox establishment.

A compromise reached more than a year ago and hailed as "historic" at the time would have created a third space near the wall, open to both women and men.

Sunday's cabinet vote froze the deal – effectively cancelling it – despite the government having earlier endorsed it.

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Goodbye Gchat: Google Officially Replaces Google Talk with Hangouts

Google officially shut down its messaging application Google Talk (commonly referred to as Gchat) on Monday, forcing users to upgrade to Hangouts.

Google Talk launched in 2005 to provide a simple chat experience between Gmail users, and eight years later in 2013, Google launched Hangouts. While Google started to transition Google Talk users to Hangouts back in 2013, it still gave users the option to use Google Talk, until today.

In a blog post in March, Google said, “Hangouts offers advanced improvements over Google Talk such as group video calling and integration with other Google products. With the introduction of Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, which add further improvements in meetings and team collaboration, it is now time to say goodbye to Google Talk.”

Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat are part of Google’s effort to attract more enterprise users to its platform. Hangouts Meet is a light video meeting web application that allows users to start meetings with just a shared link. Hangouts Chat is Google’s answer to Slack and Microsoft Teams. It provides “dedicated, virtual rooms” and threaded conversations, and integrates with third-party applications. Hangouts Chat also features an intelligent bot, called @meet, that uses natural language processing and machine learning to automatically schedule meetings with Hangouts Meet and Google Calendar. Both Hangouts Meet and Chat directly integrate with G Suite.

For users that still prefer the look of Google Talk, they can opt for the Dense Roster setting in Hangouts which Google says provides a “similar experience.”



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Obama holdover: Trump style 'quicker, more decisive'

Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin is a rare bird in the Trump administration, having been a top Obama pick when he was the department's undersecretary for health through the 2016 election.

So, we asked him how things have changed under Trump, and he said it is all for the good.

"I have found that mandate from him, to get this organization fixed and the support and freedom to go out and challenge old assumptions, as exactly what the VA needs right now," Shulkin said.

"I think the organization feels more empowered to fix problems than they have in the past, and my hope is that we will be able to set the path so that the organization is earning back that trust that it needs," he added.

Shulkin, who has won kudos for his management acumen, said that the president is using a businessman's sense to fix government.

"The president very much looks at this organization like running a business. And he understands that you need to allow the manager of the business to have the freedom to go out and to challenge assumptions and to make decisions," said the secretary during a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

And that's a good thing?

"Slow, incremental change isn't what this organization needs," he said. "He did not come in to make incremental change; he came in to set a fundamental different course in direction when it comes to providing services to veterans," Shulkin said. "Acting quicker and more decisively is part of that management style."



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Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

When Amazon.com Inc.'s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods was announced, John Mackey, the grocer's chief executive officer, addressed employees, gushing about Amazon's technological innovation.

"We will be joining a company that’s visionary," Mackey said, according to a transcript of the meeting. "I think we’re gonna get a lot of those innovations in our stores. I think we’re gonna see a lot of technology. I think you’re gonna see Whole Foods Market evolve in leaps and bounds."

A major question about the acquisition is what Amazon's technology will mean for those Whole Foods' workers. Will it make their jobs obsolete?

In negotiations, Amazon spent a lot of time analyzing Whole Foods' distribution technology, pointing to a possible way in which the company sees the most immediate opportunities to reduce costs, said a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the issue was private. Amazon, through a spokesman, declined to comment, as did Whole Foods.

Experts say the most immediate changes would likely be in warehouses that customers never see. That suggests the jobs that could be affected the earliest would be in the warehouses, where products from suppliers await transport to store shelves, said Gary Hawkins, CEO of the Center for Advancing Retail and Technology, a Los Angeles nonprofit that helps retailers and brands innovate. As Amazon looks to automate distribution, cashiers will be safe– for now.

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Google Could Be a Day Away From At Least $1 Billion EU Antitrust Fine

The European Union’s antitrust watchdog will as soon as Tuesday hit Alphabet Inc . ’s Google with a fine of more than €1 billion ($1.12 billion) and demand changes to the company’s business practices, according to people familiar with the matter.

The European Commission, which has for roughly seven years been investigating Google for breaching the bloc’s antitrust rules in various areas, is poised to announce as soon as Tuesday that Google has manipulated search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service. Other formal EU probes into Google’s behaviors with its Android mobile-operating service and AdSense advertising service are continuing.

The antitrust penalty against Google is expected to surpass the EU’s previous record fine imposed on a company for allegedly abusing its market position: €1.06 billion against Intel Corp. in 2009.

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Black Lives Matter, For The Right Price


The mother of Philando Castile Valeria Castile , the now infamous black male killed by the hands of Minnesota Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, has reached a settlement with Minneapolis as part of his death.

What's most shocking about this situation is Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted in the fatal shooting, and is now a free man, yet the city is somehow responsible for the death of the man who disregarded the officer's commands and reached for a weapon?

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Another One Down! Running Naked Sex Offender Arrested in Aspen CO


A naked man was seen running around in front of a local hotel Wednesday morning, and so police was called and he was arrested. The authorities later found out that the naked man was also a registered sex offender based from a police database.

Michael Quin Webber, 54, of Santa Monica, California was charged with indecent exposure. Aspen police Sgt. Rick Magnuson said Webber had white powder caked under his nose and told police that “he was seeing snakes.”

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Women's UFC Fighter Shits Herself Mid-Fight


Justine Kish had a bit of an accident during her UFC strawweight bout on Sunday evening.

As she was being defeated in her match-up she actually defecated all over the ring. Even though the situation was immensely disgusting she had a sense of humor about the situation.

Today she sent out a tweet that said ‘I am a warrior, and I will never quit #ShitHappens haha be back soon.’ on Twitter.

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Convicted! Boston Man Killed 2-Year-Old 'Baby Doe' in Occult Ritual


In a heart-wrenching case of a baby girl which her body was found washed up onto Boston Harbor Beach; man accused of being responsible for her murder was her mother's own boyfriend.

The defendant, Michael McCarthy, stood on trial in the killing two-year-old Bella Bond, once known only as "Baby Doe," in 2015. The girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, plead guilty to being an accessory to murder for her role in assisting McCarthy dispose of her daughter's body.

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LGBT march in Chicago bans Star of David flags for making people 'feel unsafe'


>American flags were also not welcome at the annual 'Dyke March'.

Jewish people hoping to celebrate LGBTQ Pride during Chicago's annual so called 'Dyke March' celebrations were told to leave any Star of David flags at home. The city's Dyke March is described by organisers as "more inclusive, more social justice-oriented" than Chicago's main Pride parade.

The Jewish Star of David flags were banned from the celebrations because people allegedly found them to be "offensive". According to the LGBT paper Windy City Times, several people carrying the flag were removed from the march because they "made people feel unsafe".

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Crowds gather outside hospital after baby girl is born with two torsos, four arms and four legs


> Footage captured inside the hospital shows the severely deformed baby lying on a bed hooked up to machines before she died shortly after her birth

A baby girl was born in India with two torsos, four arms and four legs.

Footage captured inside the hospital shows the severely deformed baby lying on a bed hooked up to machines. She died shortly after her birth on Friday.

Crowds queued outside the hospital in Lakhisarai, Bihar, in order to see the baby after news spread about her birth.

Mum Savita Devi said she was in shock after losing her newborn but added: "I think whatever happened it happened for good.

"If my baby lived on with these deformed, every day of his life would have been like death."

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Microphone turned off as Mormon girl reveals to congregation she is lesbian


A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.

Savannah, 13, spoke on May 7 in Eagle Mountain, Utah, about her belief that she is the child of heavenly parents who didn't make any mistakes when she was created. Her comments came during a once-a-month portion of Mormon Sunday services where members are encouraged to share feelings and beliefs.

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Swedish Civil War Imminent Police Commissioner Begs for Help


Law enforcement in Sweden is fed up with the deception of the masses and they're speaking out. In fact, they're not only speaking out but they're begging for help.

A recently leaked report came to the conclusion that the number of lawless areas known as “no-go zones” in Sweden now totals 61. That is up from 55 in just one year’s time. This increase includes not only the total number but also the geographical size and radius of each of these areas.

Sweden’s National Police Commissioner, Dan Eliasson, went onto national television and pleaded for any assistance for not only the Swedish people but the law enforcement agencies which have lost control of their country.

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Australia advocates weakening strong crypto at upcoming “Five Eyes” meeting


Two top Australian government officials said Sunday that they will push for "thwarting the encryption of terrorist messaging" during an upcoming meeting next week of the so-called "Five Eyes" group of English-speaking nations that routinely share intelligence.

The move indicates that Canberra is now running ahead with what the FBI has dubbed "going dark" for several years now. This is the notion that with the advent of widespread, easy-to-use strong encryption on smartphones and other devices, law enforcement has been hindered. Many experts say, however, that any method that would allow the government access even during certain situations would weaken overall security for everyone.

According to a statement released by Attorney General George Brandis, and Peter Dutton, the country’s top immigration official, Australia will press for new laws, pressure private companies, and urge for a new international data sharing agreement amongst the quintet of countries.

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Watch: Baby Born with Two Torsos, Four Arms and Legs


Dr. Kumat said: “The fetus didn’t grow properly in the womb due some reasons. It was plagued by an extremely rare condition where a conjoined twin did not fully form.” The doctor explained that instead of growing a separate body, the other underdeveloped baby’s limbs absorbed into the other baby due to polymelia.

The rare disorder is said to occur when the cells form abnormally during embryonic development.

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Video: Woman Almost Swallowed By Sinkhole In Tropical Storm Flood


"There was running water, moving water, across the roadway. When she stopped at the stop sign, the current of the water pulled her vehicle into the drainage ditch," Tommy Skipworth of Muscle Shoals Police Department said.

"If there's moving water in the roadway, you need to stop and go the other way," Skipworth added

Thanks to fast acting responders on the scene and good old fashioned Southern Hospitality they were able to unite and save this woman from imminent death.

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Israel Fights dirty in Syria


The Syrian Arab Army has warned Israel against the repeated targeting of its forces on Syrian territory and its responsibility for the "serious consequences" of such acts, according to Sputnik.

The General Command of the Army and the armed forces confirmed in a statement on Sunday, the Israeli forces bombed Syrian forces while aborting a wide attack of the terrorist organization "Jabhat al-Nasr /"Front of victory" in the vicinity of the city of Baath in rural Kenitra.

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Prince Harry: The Royal Family Wants to Surrender the British Monarchy


Prince Harry has stated that none of his family wants to take over from Queen Elizabeth II as the next British Monarch.During a magazine interview, Princess Diana's youngest son said that the family no longer wants the throne, and may surrender their roles.Speaking about the reasons behind the lack of enthusiasm for the role Queen's successor, the young prince said he felt it was time for a more contemporary approach."We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people," he said. "Is there anyone of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so."

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Ohio Government And Local New York Town Websites Hacked By Pro-ISIS Group


Ominous anti-Trump and pro-ISIS messages appeared Sunday afternoon on Ohio and Long Island, New York government websites after hackers reportedly found their way into official networks.

According to Columbus NBC4, a group that calls itself “Team System Dz” hacked official state websites of: Gov. John Kasich, First Lady Karen Kasich, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Office of Workforce Transformation, the Casino Control Commission, Medicaid, the Office of Health Transformation and LeanOhio.

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The haunting private pictures of a baby-faced ISIS fighter found dead with bloody memory card hidden


The intimate photos of an ISIS fighter found dead at the side of a river reveal the haunting transition of a fresh-faced teenager to a rifle-wielding terrorist.

During the sweep of a jihadi hideout held by members of the Nineveh Fire Support Group, a rear-line, back-up unit in Mosul, Iraq, a journalist discovered three militants by the River Tigris.

One man had been crushed by a collapsed concrete bunker, one had part of his head missing and the third's right leg was mangled. All three were dead.

In one of the young fighter's pockets, BBC Middle East Correspondent Quentin Sommerville found a handful of Syrian coins, some cash - and a memory card from a mobile phone.

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Elderly Holocaust survivor stops pious Orthodox Jews demanding women move seats on El Al flights


Israel's national airline can no longer ask women to move seats at the behest of ultra-orthodox Jewish men after an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor won a landmark discrimination case yesterday (21 June).

The verdict has brought resolution to an issue that has divided the Jewish state after a series of incidents in which air travel has been disrupted by the social mores of strictly religious men.

Renee Rabinowitz told the New York Times she was "exhilarated" by her victory over El Al, having brought a case against the carrier after she was forced to change seats to accommodate a man who refused to sit next to her on a 2015 flight.

Her experience was not uncommon: some ultra-orthodox Jews, who claim they should not sit next to members of the opposite sex, have increasingly caused chaos on flights to-and-from Israel.

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More than 40 convicted terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in UK


More than 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in the UK, according to an unpublished report delayed by the Home Office.

The study highlights the near insurmountable problem for the Government in deporting dangerous jihadists and follows a series of Islamic State-inspired attacks in the UK.

In the court cases, lawyers - typically funded through legal aid - have successfully prevented foreign-born terror suspects from being sent back to their home countries.

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Syrian Forces Kick Isis Out of Al-Raqqa


A Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups, backed by the United States, said its troops advanced in Al-Raqqa, a stronghold of the ISIS organization, on Sunday and took over the Qadisiyah district.

Syria's democratic forces launched their attack against al-Raqqa earlier this month, after a long campaign to isolate militants of ISIS in the city.

In a statement published on one of its official accounts on the social networking sites, the troops said they had taken control of the Qadisiya district in western Al-Rigga.

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China, Canada vow not to conduct cyberattacks on private sector


China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyberattacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information.

The agreement was reached during talks between Canada's national security and intelligence adviser, Daniel Jean, and senior communist party official Wang Yongqing, a statement dated June 22 on the Canadian government's website showed.

"This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation," an unnamed Canadian government official told the Globe and Mail, which first reported the agreement.

The new agreement only covers economic cyber-espionage, which includes hacking corporate secrets and proprietary technology, but does not deal with state-sponsored cyber spying for intelligence gathering.

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Italy readies 17 billion euro package to save two failing banks


Italy’s government has said it will spend up to 17 billion euros to rescue the debt-stricken Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza (BPVI). The European Commission quickly approved the plan.

Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said the government could pay as much as 17 billion euros ($19 billion), although the immediate cost would be a little over 5 billion euros.

Some 4.8 billion euros will be immediately earmarked to "maintain capitalization” of the retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo, which will take on the banks' "good" assets. A further 400 million euros will be set aside as a "guarantee" to Intesa.

The European Commission (EC) quickly approved the plan: "The European Commission has approved, under EU rules, Italian measures to facilitate the liquidation of BPVI and Veneto Banca under national insolvency law," the EU's executive arm said in a statement on Sunday.

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British holidaymakers panic as shark washes ashore on Majorca beach


>Swimmers race back to shore as the blue shark, believed to be eight-feet long, appears in shallow waters among children.

Footage has emerged of the moment a blue shark washed ashore as British holidaymakers soaked up the sun on a beach in Majorca.

The shark, believed to be eight-feet long, sent swimmers racing for shore after it appeared in shallow waters on Cala Major beach, near Magaluf.

Video shows the shark thrashing in the sand as it struggles to return to open water.

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US government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant


>Message includes warning to Trump administration on accountability ‘for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries’

US government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said, “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.”

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Canada Ponders an Unusual Drug Problem: a Shortage of Marijuana


The biggest challenge for Justin Trudeau’s forthcoming legal recreational marijuana market is a shortage of pot, the finance minister of Canada’s most-populous province says.

Ontario’s Charles Sousa said a supply crunch was discussed during a meeting with provincial and federal counterparts this week. Canada is aiming to legalize recreational pot in the next 12 months, the first major economy to do so. One analyst said he’s concerned the government could use a supply shortage as an excuse to delay rolling out the program.

“Ultimately the biggest problem that appears after today’s discussion is one of supply,” Sousa said in an interview this week. Finance ministers were told demand is “quite high” for marijuana already in Canada, he said. “So we want to make certain that, when we do proceed, there is sufficient supply to accommodate the activity because what we’re trying to do is curb the illicit use and organized crime that now exists around it.”

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AirAsia: Delays hit flights after mid-air turnback; some passengers lose faith in airline


Shock turned to frustration at Perth Airport as passengers caught up in a mid-air drama struggled to rebook flights.

On Sunday, a "technical issue" forced an AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur to turn back one-and-a-half hours into the trip.

A passenger reported hearing a loud explosion in the left engine before the plane started to shudder, with another traveller saying it felt like being in a "washing machine".

According to some on board, the captain urged passengers to "say a prayer" and assured them he would be praying too, to get them home safely.

A special replacement flight to Kuala Lumpur was scheduled to leave Perth about 8:30pm, and finally departed at 11:40pm for Kuala Lumpur.

They landed, exhausted this morning, with one woman reporting a long wait for staff to assist with temporary accommodation.

AirAsia's morning flight out of Perth has also been delayed.

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EU will restrict visas for states not taking back migrants


The European Union states decided on Friday to restrict visas for foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum in Europe.

The EU is cracking down on immigration following a spike in arrivals across the Mediterranean since 2014.

Italy is now the main gateway to the bloc and most of those reaching European shores after boarding smugglers' boats in Africa are considered illegal labor migrants.

Some countries, including Bangladesh and Nigeria, are often reluctant to readmit their citizens and the EU has recently doubled down on efforts to expedite such returns.

During a two-day meeting in Brussels, the bloc's 28 leaders agreed to use "all possible levers, including… reassessing visa policy toward third countries".

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Czech Republic nuclear power station hosts bikini contest to choose interns


A Czech nuclear power plant decided a bikini contest would be a good way to choose its next round of interns. Facebook users were asked to rate school graduates who posed inside a cooling tower.

A Czech nuclear power plant operator apologized last week for using a Facebook bikini contest to choose its next intern.

Power generation conglomerate CEZ had 10 bikini-clad high school graduates pose in a cooling tower of its Temelin nuclear power plant, which was briefly closed for maintenance.

It then asked Facebook users to vote for their favorite, with the most popular winning a 14 day internship at the plant.

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Qatar Controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood


He added: "The Iranian rapprochement with Qatar and the Turkish rapprochement is the same as the Iranian Brotherhood alliance which shows the bloody events of dismantling the Middle East in the so-called Arab Spring." This messianic alliance led by the Masonic organization reached a payment station, The new American administration "Trump" for the game that forced and damaged its reputation in the world, to show us the main poles of the conflict the Brotherhood organization in the face of Egypt, and remain destinations across countries, Iran, Turkey and Qatar combine the one goal to undermine the region, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain combined unit The region in the face of chaos. "

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London Street Lights Converted to Charge Electric Vehicles


It sounded kind of far away when announced in 2013, but German renewable energy firm Ubitricity’s plan to convert street lamps to electric vehicle chargers is now underway in London, making it easy to plug in just about anywhere in the Hounslow borough of the city. Owners of electric vehicles simply order a custom charging cable featuring a built-in electricity meter so they can take advantage of the discreet power outlets built right into the lamp posts as well as standard electrical outlets.

You might be wondering what’s to stop random passersby from plugging whatever they feel like into the outlets. The answer is that little box, which communicates with the power company to activate charging from the light pole. The lights themselves were converted to LEDs to draw less power, making more available for other purposes.

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Germany tells Erdogan's bodyguards to stay away from Hamburg G20


>German officials are preparing for violence at the G20 but not all of it may come from protesters. The Turkish president's bodyguards are renowned for clashing with activists.

The German Foreign Ministry warned Turkish bodyguards involved in violent scuffles in Washington last month not to attend the G20 summit in July, German media reported on Sunday.

Those warnings were then repeated to Bundestag members in closed-door meetings, respected national daily Die Welt reported.

The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) said earlier that foreign powers did not hold sovereign powers, saying "foreign colleagues only have the right to self-defense," the paper reported.

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France Inter: Mohamed Abrenne Cell Planed To Target the 2016 Europeans Nations Championship


Mohammed Arbini, a suspect in the Paris attacks, had admitted to being the "hat man" who appeared in surveillance cameras at Brussels airport on March 22 with two people involved in two suicide bombings. The attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis have killed 130 people, while Brussels has killed 32 people, and French security services fear after the failed attack on Avenue Champs Elysees last Monday, the car bomb attacks.

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Liberals No Longer Want Megyn Kelly


Megyn Kelly’s brand has yet to recover from the debacle of her interview with Infowars proprietor Alex Jones.

When NBC News revealed a teaser of Kelly’s interview with Jones early last week, the journalistic consensus was that she gave a platform to a monster. In spite of Jones running a popular radio show and website and boasting of links to the President of the United States, liberal journalists and activists said she was “normalizing” a dangerous conspiracy theorist who once claimed the Sandy Hook shooting was a false flag operation.

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Car Crash In Santa Clarita California Sparks 700 Acres Fire


A massive and widespread fire has spread across 700 acres in Santa Clarita California. The fire began when a car near the intersection of the 14 Freeway and Placerita Canyon Road when a motorist drove her car into a tree and started a fire, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

At least 76 homes are reported without power and hundreds of evacuations are ongoing as the fire is spreading too fast to be contained. The fire jumped the Freeway and destroyed several building near the Disney Ranch.

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Catholic Church: Raping Children is Religious Freedom for Pedophile Priests


In a shocking statement by one the Catholic Church's high-ranking clerics, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has claimed that pedophilia is a "God-given liberty' for priests.The sickening comments were made by Cardinal Timothy Dolan after he was caught allegedly transferring church funds into a separate trust in order to insulate them from clergy child abuse lawsuits.The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee sought to protect $55 million of its funds from lawsuits brought by victims of priestly sexual abuse, so it transferred those funds into a separate trust set up to care for the archdiocese’s mausoleums and cemeteries, according to a letter penned by then-Archbishop of Milwaukee Timothy Dolan.

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Border Patrol Agents Save Illegal Immigrant Left To Die In Desert


A Guatemalan national who was left behind in the desert in high temperatures as she was attempting to cross illegally into the country was saved by border patrol agents after they found her non-responsive.

The woman was in medical distress, showing signs of suffering from a heat stroke, and was left behind by her guide because she couldn’t keep up with the group, according to a press statement issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol late Saturday night.

Border patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol administered medical assistance to stabilize the woman and bring her body temperature down while they awaited Emergency Medical Services.

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Medical records join revenge porn, credit card numbers for Google removal


>It’s an elective removal, though. Google will only do it if you ask.

Alphabet Inc.'s Google has now added personal medical records to the list of things it’s willing to remove from search results upon request.

Starting this week, individuals can ask Google to delete from search results “confidential, personal medical records of private people” that have been posted without consent. The quiet move, reported by Bloomberg, adds medical records to the short list of things that Google polices, including revenge porn, sites containing content that violates copyright laws, and those with personal financial information, including credit card numbers.

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Foundation’s Board Gave Clintons Lifetime Rule Over $109M Non-Profit


Clinton Foundation officials created lifetime “Category A” positions for the former first family on the controversial non-profit’s board of directors in November 2013 that appear to violate IRS regulations barring individuals from using tax-exempt groups for their private benefit, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group

The amended bylaws for the foundation’s Articles of Incorporation in the state of Arkansas created the unpaid permanent board positions for former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, their daughter. Mrs. Clinton resigned from the board in April 2015 in her unsuccessful pursuit of the presidency.

“Category B” directors, who make up the majority of the current 11-member board, serve terms of up to three years, according to the amendment text provided by the foundation to officials in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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Turkey will fight against Kurdish state without consulting any other country


>This is Erdogan's strongest warning to the US about its pro-Kurdish policies to-date.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made his most unambiguous statement to date on how far Turkey would go in opposing the creation of a Kurdish state on Syrian territory.

Erdogan then issued a thinly veiled warning at the United States which has strongly allied with Turkey’s Kurdish enemies in Syria.

He said,

“In case of even the slightest threat against our country, we will do what’s necessary without consulting anyone”.

Erdogan also stated,

“Nowadays, there is some negative progress in Syria. If that would cause any threat to our borders, the world should know that we would react the same as we did in Operation Euphrates Shield”.

The clear meaning here is that if the US supports the creation of a Kurdish state on Syrian territory adjacent to Turkey, Erdogan will act without consulting the United States in spite of being a NATO member.

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Parade Float Depicting Historic Montreal Compared To Slavery


June 24, which marks St. Jean de Baptiste Day, or alternately the Fête Nationale in Quebec, is usually the focus of controversy. But this year, along with the usual accusations that the holiday feeds separatist politics in the province, many people are focused on a float in the Montreal parade that some are calling racist because it allegedly depicts blacks as slaves.

The float featured Quebec vocalist Annie Villeneuve singing “Gen du pays” on a platform that was being pushed by four black men. It was recorded by a parade attendee who posted the video clip on Facebook. The choral singers backing up Villeneuve walked behind the float and all wore white clothing.

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Chelsea Manning attends New York gay pride parade amid protests against Donald Trump


Chelsea Manning, the US soldier who was jailed for providing documents to WikiLeaks, joined tens of thousands of revellers at the gay pride parade in New York on Sunday.

Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for the parades in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.

At the jam-packed New York City parade, a few attendees wore "Make America Gay Again" hats, while one group walking silently in the parade wore "Black Lives Matter" shirts as they held up signs with a fist and with a rainbow background, a symbol for gay pride.

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Extravagant wedding of billionaire Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and 36-year-old actress Louise


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, 54, married his 36-year-old fiancée Louise Linton on Saturday in front of a stunning list of Washington insiders and Wall Street elite.

It is Mnuchin's third marriage and Linton's second. Mnunchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, met Linton, a Scottish actress, at a wedding in 2013, and the two got engaged in 2015.

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BREAKING: Turkish President faints in Istanbul


>He blamed the fainting episode on low blood sugar levels.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was seen fainting during morning prayers in Istanbul on Sunday morning.

He emerged later stating that he had made a full recovery.

Erdogan explained the situation in the following way,

“I experience blood pressure instability depending on my sugar level. Thank God for the quick recovery. I am in a good condition now”.

Eid celebrations organising by Erdogan’s AK party are expected to continue as scheduled.

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Sergey Kislyak removed by the Kremlin as ambassador to the US


Russia has recalled its ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, according to a report.

The decision to send Kislyak back to Russia comes amidst multiple investigations into the ambassador's ties to President Trump's top aides during the 2016 presidential campaign, BuzzFeed reported.

Trump's top aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former national security adviser Mike Flynn all had meetings with Kislyak that have since come under scrutiny as the FBI and multiple congressional committees continue to investigate the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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War coming in the Gulf? Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Sarajevo moment with Qatar


>Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ultimatum to Qatar threatens a wider regional war pitting key allies of the US against each other.

In July 1914 warmongers in the Habsburg government sent an insanely worded ultimatum to Serbia. Emperor Franz Josef I – 84 and in poor health – did nothing to restrain them, whilst they were actually egged on by the Habsburg empire’s powerful but wilful ally, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

The result was a geopolitical catastrophe which brought about the end of the Habsburg empire.

In June 2017 warmongers in Saudi Arabia have sent an insanely worded ultimatum to Qatar. King Salman – 81 and in poor health – is doing nothing to restrain them, whilst they are actually being egged on by the Saudi Kingdom’s powerful but wilful ally, President Trump of the United States.

Will the result be a similar geopolitical catastrophe that will bring about the end of the Saudi Kingdom?

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White House passes on hosting Ramadan dinner for first time in 20 years


For the first time since 1996, the White House did not host a dinner celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Muslims around the world traditionally celebrate the end of Ramadan with an "iftar dinner," the meal breaking the daily fasts held throughout the month.

In 1996, first lady Hillary Clinton hosted 150 people at the White House for the first dinner celebrating the end of the holy month held at the White House since 1805 when President Thomas Jefferson hosted a sunset dinner for the ambassador of Tunsia.

The tradition continued every year under both former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The dinners were frequently attended by prominent members of the Muslim-American community.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump did release a statement on Saturday sending "warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr."

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Obamacare Repeal Is Turning Republicans Into A Bunch Of Lemmings


Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller News Foundation he’s concerned Republicans may be about to replace their party elephant symbol with the lemming when it comes to the Senate consideration of Obamacare replacement.

He’s worried about the emerging “Washington centric stupidity” where someone is chanting, “we’ve got to go off the cliff because otherwise we’ll look bad” before the August recess.

He says health care policy is “life and death.” “It is ten times more complicated than national defense and you can’t fix it with a handful of congressional staffers sitting in a room somewhere, thinking they’re smart.”

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Teacher made students stand up and apologize for their ‘white privilege’


Allegations that a middle school teacher forced several students to stand and apologize for their “white privilege” have rocked a North Carolina school district.

First reported by American Lens, during a meeting of the Rockingham County School Board last month, a woman named Farren Wilkinson made the troubling accusations against a teacher from Western Rockingham Middle School.

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Michael Moore epic meltdown after Democrat “Wonder Boy” Jon Ossoff loses in Georgia


>Real election meddling: California millionaires doing everything in their power to win a Georgia district election.

Democrat Jon Ossoff was the next Barack Obama. Hollywood friendly, neo-liberal, beta male hipster, ready to do everything and anything for the globalist agenda.

He then lost the election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District in stunning fashion to Trump-backed Karen Handel.

Ossoff was the perfect candidate for a Democrat win in Congress, if he were running in Beverly Hills. Unfortunately for Democrats, citizens in Georgia could not care one bit about Russiagate and are growing tired of all the Trump-hate.

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Istanbul gay pride rally marchers targeted by tear gas and riot police


>The march had been banned by the governor's office for the third successive year.

LGBT activists in Turkey's largest city were met with police barricades and tear gas as they tried to gather in Taksim Square for a march that had been banned by Istanbul's Governor's Office.

The authorities had said that the march on Sunday (25 June) was banned for safety and public order reasons, due to concern of "serious reactions by different segments of society". Activists announced on social media that they would still gather.

It is the third year in a row that the Governor's Office has banned the march. Homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey but activists say they do not have adequate legal protections.

Although police blocked roads and turned away people thought to be associated with the march, demonstrators still held small demonstrations around the city.

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Trump calls for barring immigrants from welfare for five years


President Trump announced Wednesday night that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of entering the U.S.

“The time has come for new immigration rules that say … those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years,” Trump told a campaign-style rally in Grand Rapids, Iowa.

Trump’s proposal would also prevent the admission of people who are likely to become so-called “public charges” within five years of their arrival. The concept of “public charge” has been part of U.S. immigration law for over a century. It allows the government to bar entry to individuals who are likely to seek public assistance. Trump is expected to propose toughening up the rules regarding “public charge” and ensuring that they are enforced.

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At Least 10 Dead, More Than 90 Missing After Landslide In Southwest China


More than 90 people remain missing after rescuers found 10 bodies among the debris of a landslide in the town of Xinmo in southwest China's Sichuan province that happened Saturday.

Local officials had first estimated more than 120 people and 62 homes were buried under tons of rubble.

Rescuers have found at least 10 bodies, authorities said Sunday, contradicting earlier reports from Chinese state news agency Xinhua that 15 people were confirmed dead.

The 3,000-strong rescue team, armed with "life-detection instruments and sniffer dogs," continued to search for survivors, though experts say the chances for survival are low.

Xinhua said the government posted the names of missing people online Sunday.

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Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan


Pakistan was hit with a spate of violence in several cities Friday, leaving the country to cope with the deaths of dozens of people and scores more injured. In twin bombings at a market in Parachinar, a car bombing in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, more than 80 people were killed in the bloodshed.

"Enemy trying to mar festive mood of nation through such cowardly acts," Pakistan's chief of army staff, Qamar Javed Bajwa, said in a statement quoted by a military spokesman. "Shall fail against the resilience of Pakistan."

The deadliest of Friday's attacks came during rush hour in the town of Parachinar, where local authorities say 67 people were killed and scores more were injured. Turi market had been packed with residents preparing for their iftar meals to break the Ramadan fast at day's end.

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Fox’s Ed Henry says CNN reporter ‘overdoing' criticism of White House briefings


Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry said a CNN reporter is “overdoing” his criticism of the White House press shop.

During an appearance Sunday on Fox News’s “Media Buzz,” host Howard Kurtz asked Henry if CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is “crossing a line” in his criticisms of the White House press operations.

“I think he is,” Henry told Kurtz.

Acosta last week criticized the White House for holding off-camera briefings, calling White House press secretary Sean Spicer “just kind of useless.”

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Breaking : 9 Dead And 30 Missing After Boat Sinks


An ongoing search and rescue effort is underway with Colombian Air Force and local emergency responders searching the now submerged ship and surrounding areas for any sign of life or victims.

The mayor of Medellin has asked his citizens to clear the roads for traffic from first responders and military vehicles as they begin to try and save anyone they can from this terrible accident.

"The most important thing right now is to save lives," said Mayor Federico Gutierrez.

Gen. Jorge Nieto, the head of Colombia's police, said nine people had died and approximately 30 people were missing. Another 24 were being treated for injuries at a local hospital.

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Syria's more confident Assad gives Eid prayers in Hama


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Islam's Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on Sunday, the furthest he has traveled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence.

State television broadcast footage of Assad standing to pray in a large mosque in Hama behind its imam, with other clerics standing alongside and a large crowd of worshippers.

State news agency SANA quoted the preacher as saying that Assad's presence in the city for Eid showed that victory and the return of security were only "a few steps" away.

Syria's civil war has turned to Assad's favor since 2015, when Russia sent its jets to help his army and allied Shi'ite militias backed by Iran turn back rebels and win new ground.

Since the war began in 2011, it has killed hundreds of thousands, driven millions more from their homes, sparked a global refugee crisis and drawn in regional and world powers.

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'I love Islamic State': Ohio Governor Kasich's website hacked with pro-Isis messages


>Several Ohio government websites were apparently hacked by Team System Dz on Sunday.

Ohio Governor John Kasich's website has displayed pro-Isis propaganda after it was hacked.

The websites of Ohio's first lady Karen Kasich, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) and several other state government websites were also targeted.

"You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries," the Republican governor's website said, adding: "I love Islamic State".

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According to The Hill, the homepage displayed a message in Arabic and played a call to Islamic prayer. The hacked websites included a line saying, "Hacked by Team System DZ".

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Sanders draws thousands to rallies against Senate healthcare bill


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) drew thousands of people to his rallies this weekend, held to encourage senators to oppose the Senate GOP healthcare plan.

On Saturday night, Sanders drew a crowd of about 1,600 in Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette.

“We will not be part of a process which takes from working families, takes from the sick, takes from the children, takes from the elderly, takes from the poor, in order to give huge tax breaks to people who don’t need them,” Sanders said during the rally.

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At least three thought dead after tourist boat carrying 150 sinks in Colombia


>Colombian air force and local fire services attended the incident in Guatapé.

The Colombian air force has said that a rescue operation is underway after a tourist boat carrying 150 went down in a reservoir in the South American country's north west.

"Our aircraft and crews are ready and ready to evacuate the most serious people and require immediate attention," the country's air force said in social media posts.The military wing also posted pictures of helicopters they said were heading "to Guatape in support of emergency of sinking of boat with around 150 people."

Guatapé is a town in the South American country's north west, just east of Medellin and is known as as a tourist spot.

Medellin's mayor, Federico Gutiérrez‏, said on Twitter that the city was sending a fire crew to help support rescue efforts.

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Police investigate robbery at property rented by rap star Lil' Kim


>Robbers stole £20k cash and caused damage to vehicles.

Lil' Kim is being investigated by the LAPD as a person of interest following a robbery over the weekend.

The 42-year-old rapper rented a property to throw a BET Awards bash but after checking out the location with her crew, she found it wasn't to her liking and demanded her money back.

Following an argument, the owner or property manager refused to give Kim the money back. Police were then called however were unable to help as it was a civil matter.

According to TMZ at around 4am on Sunday (25 June), a group of armed people arrived to the property wearing ski masks.

They took Kim's deposit check and cash, totalling at least $20,000. The robbers also caused damage to a car, slashing tyres and stealing a hubcap.

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Takata Americas files for U.S. bankruptcy


Takata Americas, the U.S. unit of Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday, facing billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from its defective air bag inflators.

The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based business listed liabilities of up to $50 billion in a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Election hacking fears turn heat on Homeland Security


Growing concerns about threats to U.S. election systems have put the heat on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its efforts to boost national cybersecurity.

Homeland Security officials testified this week before the Senate Intelligence Committee that they have evidence that Russia targeted election-related systems in 21 states as part of its wider effort to influence the presidential election.

Now, lawmakers concerned about future foreign interference in U.S. elections are pressuring the department to offer more help to states and provide more details about what happened in 2016.

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Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End


Balloons, body paint, joy and mourning — across the world Sunday, Muslims gathered to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and the festivities took nearly as many shapes as the places they were held.

Now, not every Muslim opened the Eid al-Fitr holiday Sunday. Because it relies on a lunar calendar, the festival marking the start of the new month depends on a sighting of the moon, which can vary from place to place. In Pakistan, for instance, worshipers are to wait until Monday for their celebrations.

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VIDEO: Girl Falls From Six Flag Amusement Park Ride


Matthew Howard Sr. said he was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He, along with several others were shocked at what they saw.

Upon looking up into the air they witnessed a young girl dangling from a ride 25+ feet in the air. She's was crying hysterically alongside her brother who said he couldn't hold onto the girl.

Howard, 47, and his 21-year-old daughter, Leeann Winchell, positioned themselves directly under the girl as the ride stopped and security came running. A crowd of onlookers gathered, many filming, others calling for help.

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Actual Video:Crowd rescues girl, 14, dangling 25 feet off ground at New York amusement park ride


>The girl sustained no major injuries and is listed in stable condition at Albany Medical Center.

Amusement park goers in upstate New York came to the rescue of 14-year-old girl who had slipped out of a gondola ride and was left dangling 25 feet off the ground.

Video of the incident shows the girl at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park barely holding on to the ride, as her younger brother sits next to her screaming hysterically for help.

Matthew Howard Sr, from Schenectady, New York, was just leaving the amusement park when he heard someone screaming, he told the Associated Press.

The 47-year-old and his 21-year-old daughter, Leeann Winchell, positioned themselves beneath the girl as the ride was stopped and security staff came running to help.

A crowd of people gathered, with some filming the incident as it unfolded.

>"I said: 'It's 'OK! It's OK to let go, I'll catch you, honey. I'm not going to let you fall," Howard said.

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Andrew Dobson Tries to Import Childlike Sex Doll to Uk


The 49-year-old man has been sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Friday to two years and eight months behind bars after pleading guilty to importing an indecent object, two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children.

Cheshire police revealed that the court was informed about how Dobson triggered an investigation at the East Midlands airport on the 23rd of September.

The fast parcel joint border intelligence unit, which directs the Border Force officers identified a parcel labeled as a mannequin, but which was found to contain an obscene childlike doll.

The parcel was addressed to Dobson and had been purchased from Hong Kong. The package was immediately withheld and officers from Cheshire Constabulary notified.

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Trey Gowdy as New Oversight Committee Chair Vows Less Russia Investigation


Gowdy also said he’ll take things on a case-by-case basis when asked by reporters if he would continue some of the outstanding inquiries former chair, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is leaving behind including several requests to the White House for documents linked to the Russia investigations. Chaffetz announced his retirement in April and Republicans chose Gowdy to take over as committee chairman.

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have requested the White House through a letter for information about the security clearances for President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner, his adviser, and son-in-law. Democrats are demanding to know why Flynn and Kushner did not have their security clearance suspended after allegations came out that they

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Government to remove evolution from high school curriculum


>The new curriculum draft for primary and secondary schools in Turkey excludes Evolution Theory from biology courses

İsmet Yılmaz, the Minister of National Education in Turkey on Friday announced the new curriculum draft for school. After the draft is finalized, textbooks will be published based on the new draft to be used starting from 2017-2018 academic year.

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Muslims on India train assaulted 'because they ate beef'


A man arrested in India for being part of a mob that attacked a group of four Muslim teenagers on a train has said on TV that he was goaded into it by others because Muslims ate beef.

The man, identified only as Ramesh, said he was drunk at the time of the attack in Haryana state on Friday.

One of the boys, 16-year-old Junaid Khan, was killed in the assault carried out by a mob of about 20 men.

Hindus consider cows sacred and killing them is illegal in several states.

Police say that the reason for the murder - in which three other youths were injured by the knife-wielding mob - was mainly because of a row over seat space on the train.

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The Dirty Truth Behind 'The Trump Dossier'


The Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on President Donald Trump during the campaign is trying to delay the congressional probe about its alleged links to the Democratic Party.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has even threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it declined to answer queries and furnish the panel with records identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier. The dossier was circulated during the election and has triggered in some ways the alleged Russian election interference controversy.

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Photos show dramatic near miss of Russian and US jets in 'dangerous' interception over Baltic Sea


Dramatic photos show just how close US and Russian jets came to collision over the Baltic Sea earlier this week.

The images released by U.S. European Command on Friday captures the heart stopping moment a Russian jet came within a few feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance jet in a maneuver that has been criticized as unsafe.

The photographs show the Russian SU-27 coming so close to the wing of the U.S. RC-135U that the Russian pilot can be seen in the cockpit.

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France to ban oil and gas exploration


France is to stop granting new licences for oil and gas exploration on the mainland and in overseas territories, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said Friday.

"There will be no new exploration licences for hydrocarbons, we will pass the law this autumn," Hulot said on BFMTV.

President Emmanuel Macron said during his election campaign in February that he was opposed to exploration for gas and shale gas in mainland France.

Macron even said he would like to see the exploitation of oil and gas halted altogether in France's overseas territories, especially in French Guiana on the northeastern coast of South America.

But Hulot, an environmental campaigner and former TV star before he joined the cabinet last month, said it would currently be impossible to take such a move without triggering lawsuits from energy companies.

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Russian Man Rapes His Five Foster Daughters: Charged with 729 Counts


A man in Russia has been arrested and charged with 729 counts of rape after he allegedly sexually abused his five foster daughters on a daily basis. The victims, who are aged 17 and under were allegedly forced to have sex daily.

The sexual abuse of the girls, aged 17 and under, is alleged to have taken place during a five year period in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur located on the left bank of the Amur River in the far-east of Russia, local media report.

Shortly after one of the girls reported the man to her school teacher, an investigation was launched. It turns out that the girls' identity and exact ages have not been disclosed.

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Bernie: Wife's FBI Investigation is 'Political Fizzle'


Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a short reply but managed to offer a “prediction” on the FBI investigation into his wife’s alleged commission of fraud in acquiring a loan for the now closed Vermont college. Sanders anticipates that the probe would be a “political fizzle.”

Sanders also found a way to pin the blame somehow on President Donald Trump. Sanders said: “This was a story that just, amazingly enough, came out in the middle of my presidential campaign, initiated by Donald Trump’s campaign manager in Vermont. That’s about it. I don’t think it will be a distraction.”

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Ohio Heroin Epidemic: Dosed Man Crashes into Police Car


The Middletown, Ohio, police department has reported that around 4:20am on Sunday am officer was involved in a crash with a civilian driver who was intoxicated.

On their Social Media pages, MPD announced they're going to use every resource available at their disposal to combat the widespread Heroin epidemic which has plagued the city for the better part of a decade now.

Ohio has the nation's largest overdose toll now, with widespread heroin abuse and ease of access at the root of the problem. You can literally be pumping gasoline and buy it from a drug dealer outside most gas stations.

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Ohio Department Of Corrections Website Hacked By ‘Pro ISIS’ Group


Several Ohio Government websites were hacked on Sunday, by a ‘Pro Islamic State’ group, State Government officials said.

The list of official Ohio State Government websites were defaced by the alleged ISIS hacker group are as follows:

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Pompeo: Snowden 'Worship' Triggers Trend of Government Leaks


The “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden has triggered the rise of disclosure of America’s secret intelligence, according to CIA Director Mike Pompeo no less.

Pompeo said in an interview with MSNBC which aired on Saturday that: “In some ways, I do think it’s accelerated. I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money of for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase.”

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Pakistan Oil Tanker Explosion Kills at Least 120


Salman Sufi Punjab, who is the government spokesman said that at least 120 people had been killed and 130 others injured in the explosion. Bahawalpur's Victoria Hospital said it was treating 40 of the injured, all of whom had suffered 70% burns.

Dr. Faqeer told CNN that an emergency has been declared in the hospital and that the doctors are treating the patients. At least 15 are critical at the moment. The Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressed deep grief over the heavy loss of life.

Sharif has directed the provincial government to provide full medical assistance to the injured with burns. The Prime Minister has expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for the departed souls.

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Japanese Porn Star Drowns In Semen While Filming Bukkake Scene


The camera operator said the male actors panicked afterward, but fortunately one of them was a skilled emergency medical responder before he became a porn star.

The Director said, “He tried to scoop as much of the semen out before starting mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but it was too late. There was nothing anyone could have done.”

Bukkake is a word meaning ‘to splash rudely’, and has become one of the most popular forms of pornography depicted in Japanese adult films.

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Cambridge Scientist Supports Legal Selling of Study Drugs to University Students


Dr. Sahakian said: “I think the Government should look at the front-runner drug that people are using as a cognitive enhancing drug, and actually get together with the drug company and assess whether it’s safe and effective for people to use. If it is, then let them license it, and maybe sell it in Boots, and have people have the usual information about the usual information about the side effects and then they can also go to their GOP before they take it.”

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WATCH : Car Ploughs Into Muslim Pedestrians in UK


Six people are now confirmed to have been injured. Unconfirmed reports stated that one child was stuck beneath the car.

Witnesses say an estimated 300 to 400 Muslim worshippers were at the college celebrating the end of Ramadan.

Armed police officers and helicopters have arrived at the scene of devastation as chaos ensues.

A 42 year old woman has been arrested. With the recent terror attacks in the UK and most recently against Muslims in Finsbury Park it’s too early to rule out if this was a deliberate terror attack.

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BREAKING NEWS : Car Ploughs Into Muslim Pedestrians in UK


The possible terror incident took place in the car park of Westgate Community College, in Westgate Road.

Six people are now confirmed to have been injured. Unconfirmed reports stated that one child was stuck beneath the car.

Witnesses say an estimated 300 to 400 Muslim worshippers were at the college celebrating the end of Ramadan.

Armed police officers and helicopters have arrived at the scene of devastation as chaos ensues.

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Hacker Group ‘Anonymous’ Claims NASA Set To Announce Alien Life


Renown Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, told the Congressional Caucus that NASA’s current findings, such as the discovery of hydrogen in Saturn’s moon Enceladus and the Hubble team’s research conclusions from the oceans of Jupiter’s moon, Europa, are exciting signs that we’re closer than ever to discovering evidence of alien life.

During the Congressional Committee on American Science, Space and Technology, Zurbuchen stated, “Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are specifically searching for evidence of alien life, we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented, discoveries in history.”

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VIDEO: Air Asia Plane Shakes Like A 'Washing Machine' Mid Flight


The International Flight D7237 had to reverse course back to Perth after take off for Malaysia just before 07:00 local time (00:00BST) on Sunday.

Local Water Police Department said that emergency services north of Perth were put on standby for a possible water landing, as the plane appears to literally look as if it may fall apart in the air.

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U.S. Tied to Torture in Network of Secret Yemen Prisons Run by UAE


Human Rights Watch and the Associated Press have just published explosive new reports on a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates and Yemeni forces. Dozens of people, including children, have been "arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, tortured, and abused" in these prisons, according to Human Rights Watch. American forces reportedly participated in interrogations of detainees who were abused, a potential violation of international law. For more, we speak to Kristine Beckerle of Human Rights Watch.

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Ramadan, Long Tradition in America: Pick One


In fact, the media is roaring at this as if President Trump is somehow against “tradition”. That assertion it more comedic than it is legitimate. The President of the United States is not a Muslim. He has no reason to accommodate Ramadan into the White House for him and his own family.

That doesn't mean he doesn't respect Muslims. President Trump actually issued a warm statement to the Muslim allies and citizens of the United States by saying, "Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity," the statement read. "Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life. During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values. Eid Mubarak."

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Russia's protests were organised online - now the Kremlin will have social media in its sights


>The demonstrations were the biggest in Russia since the 2011-12 protests against Vladimir Putin.

On 26 March 2017 anti-corruption protests were held in more than 80 cities across Russia; in two-thirds of locations protests were organised despite lack of authorisation from local authorities. In Moscow, at least 25,000 joined the protests, and in St Petersburg at least 20,000.

The protest in St Petersburg occurred on the Dvortsovaya Ploshchad (the Palace Square), outside the Winter Palace, reminiscent of the scenes of the Russian Revolution in 1917. In many of the regional cities protests attracted only 200-500 demonstrators, but in some regional centres, notably in Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk, they were up to 5,000 strong.

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The Geopolitical Scam Behind the Syrian War


The mainstream media plays a huge role in the dissemination of propaganda. The corporate media in the world is controlled by the same interests, there could be no better example than the war that has been witnessed in Syria.

It’s no coincidence that every influential newspaper and TV channel in the world has bombarded us with the same propaganda and narratives with flawless coordination. This explains why the fake story of the Aleppo boy was not only repeated all over the world but was on the front page, on the same day, all over the world.

At a psychological level, people don’t believe that every media outlet would lie. This can be attributed to the fact we live in a country with free media and amazing journalists.

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Ancient Egyptian High Tech Artificial Toes Found


Swiss researchers revealed that the ancient Egyptians from the beginning time excelled in the innovation of artificial limbs that were appropriate in size and comfortable in use.

After examining the latest technology for artificial toe made of wood dating back nearly 3,000 years. Researchers from the Swiss University of Basel gave the highest assessment of craftsmanship to the craftsman who manufactured the artificial toe.

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Russians destroyed and removed material from shuttered compounds, officials say


When U.S. officials entered shuttered Russian compounds in Maryland and New York last December, they found damaged materials that could have been used in intelligence gathering and that former officials say could have been useful in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The compounds, which had been used for decades as retreats for Russian diplomats, were shut down by the Obama administration as part of a package of punitive measures in response to Russia's meddling in the election. The White House expelled 35 diplomats, saying at the time they were targeted because of ongoing harassment of U.S. personnel in Russia.

But at least some of the 35 diplomats were kicked out because they were suspected of being involved in election-interference operations, according to one of the former officials.

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British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack leftright 3/3leftright


Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.

The House of Commons said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to defend parliament's network and was confident it had protected all accounts and systems.

"Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyber-attack on our computer network," an email sent by parliamentary authorities to those people affected said.

"Closer investigation by our team confirmed that hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords."

Britain's National Health Service was hit by a massive global ransomware worm in May which crippled the computer system and forced some hospitals to turn away patients.

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Donald Trump mocked for driving golf buggy on a putting green


olfers have reacted in horror to footage that appears to show President Donald Trump driving a golf buggy across a putting green on one of his courses.

Footage shared on social media shows Mr Trump driving across a green to give his partner a putter in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Mr Trump then tells the person filming him he has "the best security in the history of golf."

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China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization


China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.

"Both sides reaffirm that they will strive for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," a consensus document released by the official Xinhua news agency said.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said on Thursday that the United States pressed China to ramp up economic and political pressure on North Korea, during his meeting with top Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs.

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui met Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis during the talks. Yang later met with U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House, where they also discussed North Korea, Xinhua reported.

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Trump a 'psychopath' who may launch strike to distract from US problems


A North Korean state newspaper on Thursday called President Trump a "psychopath" and said that he was weighing a pre-emptive strike against the country to divert attention from political turmoil in the U.S., The Washington Post reported.

The commentary warns South Korea, a key U.S. ally in the region, against following the lead of "psychopath Trump," saying that doing so "will only lead to disaster."

It also suggests that Trump is facing a "tough situation" at home, including his possible impeachment, and is following in the footsteps of other U.S. presidents in escalating tensions to distract from domestic political trouble.

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Finsbury Park attack suspect charged with terrorism-related murder


Police in London have charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder over an attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park earlier this week.

Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff in Wales, was remanded in custody to appear in court later on Friday, a Metropolitan Police statement said.

One man died and others were injured when a man plowed his van into a crowd of worshipers leaving Ramadan prayers in the early hours of Monday morning.

The driver was wrestled to the ground by members of the public and arrested at the scene, officials said.

The victim was named as 51-year-old Makram Ali, who lived in London's Haringey area. He had moved from Bangladesh at the age of 10.

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Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension: Russian embassy leftr


Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.

Some 330 Marines will be stationed in Norway until the end of 2018, the government said on Wednesday, doubling the length of what was initially billed as a one-year trial period.

The deployment last January to practice winter warfare and cross-country skiing, and to participate in joint exercises, marked the first foreign troops to be stationed in the NATO member country since the end of World War Two.

"We consider that this step contradicts Norwegian policy of not deploying foreign military bases in the country in times of peace," the Russian embassy wrote in an statement to Reuters.

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U.S. secure first win of America's Cup, trail New Zealand 4-1


Defending champions Oracle Team USA clawed their way back into the America's Cup on Saturday with a much-needed win over Emirates Team New Zealand to reduce their deficit to 4-1 in the first-to-seven final.

The U.S. victory in the second race of the day gave the team backed by billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison hope of another comeback against New Zealand.

Oracle Team USA won the cup in 2013 in San Francisco after staging one of the most astonishing sporting comebacks against New Zealand, winning 9-8 after having been 8-1 down.

The U.S. team have spent the week working on making improvements to their 50-foot (15 meter) foiling catamaran in an effort to match the superior speed of their New Zealand rivals, who are using a revolutionary cycling system with which their sailors provide the power needed to control the boat.

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Hypocrisy: California Ruled Against Trump Travel Ban Then Issues Its Own


At what point do Americans stop buying the patience game and say enough is enough? The Liberal policies have failed them for half a century, and they voted for “Morning in America”, a new dawn under President Trump.

This hasn't stopped the left from going on an Anti-Trump tirade as the American people have continued to witness. The Ninth Circuit Court actually put a freeze on Trump's executive order, then turned around and issued it's very own Travel Ban from California to eight States within America.

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Death of US student Otto Warmbier 'a mystery to us too', says North Korea


North Korea has described the death of Otto Warmbier as a “mystery” and denied it had used cruel treatment and torture on the US student.

Pyongyang also said that Mr Warmbier, who died on Monday after being held in the reclusive state for 18 months, was "a victim of the policy of strategic patience” under former US president Barack Obama, whose administration never requested his return.

"The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the US in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well," a foreign ministry spokesman was quoted by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying.

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When is Eid? Where to celebrate end of Ramadan in London or New York


>Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated throughout the world as Muslims mark the end of their month-long fast.

The world's 1.8 million Muslims are getting ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr (the "feast of breaking the fast"), which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Because Eid takes place at the same point in each lunar year, the date of the festivity varies on the Gregorian calendar.

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When a new moon appears over Saudi Arabia, the long-anticipated feast will begin. This year Eid begins on Sunday 25 June and ends on Monday 26 June.

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Cholera, babies left by U.N. peacekeepers top list of Haiti’s woes


The 15-member United Nations Security Council ended a visit to Haiti Saturday, promising to review what it heard during two days of meetings with a cross-section of Haitians as it prepares to permanently withdraw its blue helmet peacekeepers after 13 years.

Members heard a variety of concerns during the discussions, which began with President Jovenel Moïse on Thursday and concluded late Friday with members of the judiciary and the heads of national accountability institutions, including Haiti’s Central Financial Intelligence Unit chief Jean-Francois Sonel. Sonel has come under fire after he forwarded a money-laundering investigation on the president’s finances to an investigative judge ahead of Moïse’s Feb. 7 swearing in.

Among the issues Haitians raised: the lack of independence of the judiciary; the need for the U.N. to compensate victims of cholera and the abandoned children of peacekeepers; and the desire for a new, smaller mission to be Haiti’s last.

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Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act


Two government watchdog groups, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive, filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Trump and the Executive Office of the President.

The complaint alleges that White House staffers' widely reported use of encrypted messaging apps, such as Signal and Confide, for internal communication violates the Presidential Records Act.

In the lawsuit, the groups claim the Trump administration has "failed to adopt adequate policies and guidelines to maintain and preserve presidential records."

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A Crimean member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses has been ordered to prove he has renounced his faith or else take up arms for the occupying Russian army. The move follows Russia’s banning of the Christian denomination in April and its annexation of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea in 2014.

Related: Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia receive parenting awards from Putin, sparking hope on ban appeal

One of the central tenets of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ faith is an opposition to serving in the military. Previously in Russia, members have been allowed to undertake alternative civilian service. But that has changed since the country’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling from the justice ministry that they violated an anti-extremism law, liquidating all 395 of its local religious chapters and rendering the faith of 175,000 of its members illegal.

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Austria threatens to crack down on illegal double passport holders


>Dual nationality is mostly banned in the country with new citizens required to relinquish old travel documents.

With his rich Tyrolean accent, Mehmet Altin appears to be a native of the alpine Austrian province. But the campground operator who moved to a sleepy mountain village decades ago could lose his adopted country's citizenship, along with potentially thousands of others targeted by a crackdown on immigrants illegally holding both Turkish and Austrian passports.

Altin's problems in some ways are the result of perceptions in Austria that Turks — among the largest groups of migrants to the country — refuse to assimilate even decades after arriving. Such fears are part of larger Europe-wide concerns that migrants represent a threat to the continent's values.

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Material useful to Russia probe destroyed in US compounds


When the U.S. seized Russian compounds located in Maryland and New York last year, officials discovered destroyed information inside that would have been useful in the ongoing probe regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The discovery raises the likelihood that Russians were conducting illegal intelligence operations on U.S. soil.

Among the destroyed materials discovered at the compounds were antennas, electronics, computers, file cabinets and other gear, according to CBS News in a Friday report.

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CIA chief: Trump is an ‘avid consumer’ of intelligence


The head of the CIA on Saturday pushed back on accusations the U.S. is not doing enough regarding Russia’s attempts to interfere in elections. CIA Director Mike Pomepo also said President Trump is an “avid consumer” of intelligence reports.

“I cannot imagine a statement that is any more false than one that would attribute President Trump of not being interested in the intelligence community. He is an avid consumer of the products the CIA provides,” Pompeo said in an interview with Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday on MSNBC.

“I’m with the president nearly every day,” Pompeo said. According to the CIA chief, he has at least 35 minutes regularly on Trump’s calendar and the meetings usually run long. He said his predecessor managed his reports to former President Obama “differently” and rarely met with the former president.

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At women-only salon in Brooklyn, Muslim-Americans prepare for Eid


Nevien Shehadeh, 19, was one of many Muslim women who chose Le'Jemalik Salon and Boutique in New York's borough of Brooklyn on Friday to prepare for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

The beauty salon, designed by owner Huda Quhshi to cater mostly to Muslim women, opened in January in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.

"I actually only started wearing the hijab one year ago," said Shehadeh, an undergraduate studying math and economics at Fordham University in New York.

"I always wanted to, but I wasn't ready. It was actually during Ramadan last year, one week before Eid that I had this feeling to wear the hijab."

Shehadeh, a Palestinian-American, was with her two sisters, Shireen, 26, and Nisrien, 18, and aunt, Najah, 37. They reminisced about meeting Quhshi two years ago when the beauty entrepreneur was hired to do make-up at a family wedding.

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Massive Nazi Artifact Stash Found in Secret Room in Argentina


Authorities believe all 75 pieces may have entered the country with top Third Reich leaders fleeing prosecution after WWII.

Interpol agents have uncovered an enormous collection of what they believe are 75 original artifacts from the Third Reich hidden behind a bookcase inside a house in a Bueno Aires suburb, the Associated Press reports.

The Nazi collection, which agents believe is the largest ever to be found in the country's history, includes a wide range of artifacts including a statue of a Nazi eagle, Nazi toys for children, a bas-relief of Hitler, and a medical instrument likely used to measure people's heads. Police think the memorabilia originally belonged to top Nazis—and maybe to the Fuhrer himself.

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Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Found Guilty In Rape Of Unconscious Student


A jury in Nashville has convicted former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks for his involvement in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student. Two of his former teammates have also been convicted, and another is awaiting trial.

Banks was found guilty on one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery, The Associated Press reports. He was acquitted on five other counts. The aggravated rape count carries a minimum 15-year sentence.

"He's shocked but understands that this is only the first part of this process, there's a lot more to do from here on," Banks' lawyer, Mark Scruggs, said after the verdict, according to The Tennessean. "We have some really good issues to raise."

Banks has said he participated in the dorm room rape out of fear his teammates would bully him if he didn't.

He testified that the other players often chided him because he was smaller and had a girlfriend, so he didn't sleep with lots of women.

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Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency over suicide


A Canadian aboriginal community has declared a state of emergency following the suicide of three teenage girls.

Chief Brennan Sainnawap of the remote Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario made the declaration this week.

On 13 June, Jenera Roundsky, 12, became the latest child to die as part of a suicide pact.

In January, two other 12-year-old girls committed suicide. The community says almost 40 youths are considered to be at risk in a town of about 400 people.

It is the latest suicide crisis to hit a Canadian aboriginal community. Last year, Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario declared a state of emergency after 11 people attempted to take their own lives in a single day.

Over the summer, Wapekeka notified Health Canada that they had become aware some girls had entered into a suicide pact and asked for about C$380,000 (£225,000; $286,000) to create a youth suicide prevention programme.

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Brazilian President's Approval Ratings Plummet


Michel Temer's term in office has been dogged by claims of graft, he denies any wrongdoing.

A newly published poll seems to test the limits of political unpopularity in Brazil.

The survey by the Datafolha polling institute shows just 7 percent of those questioned approved of President Michel Temer's administration.

That's down from 9 percent in April.

Temer's rating has now plummeted to the lowest level for an office holder since Jose Sarney fell to 5 percent in 1989.

Sixty-nine percent of those polled for the survey commissioned by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said Temer's performance has been either bad or terrible.

Another 23 percent called it average.

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Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum ‘unreasonable’


Qatar on June 24 denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate's sovereignty.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt want Qatar to meet the 13-point ultimatum in return for an end to a nearly three-week-old diplomatic and trade "blockade" of the emirate.

Qatar has been given 10 days to meet the demands, which apparently include a call to close down broadcaster Al-Jazeera, but Doha said the requests were unrealistic.

“This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from the beginning – the illegal blockade has nothing to do with combating terrorism, it is about limiting Qatar's sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy," said Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani, head of Qatar's government communications office, in a statement.

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First passport issued with gender-neutral 'X' option


In a historic first, Farzana Jan on Friday became the first citizen of Pakistan to carry a passport that allows its bearer to select a gender other than male or female.

The acknowledgement of members of the transgender community follows years of activism that forced the country’s legal system to recognise gender on the basis of self-identification.

The co-founder and president of TransAction Alliance had applied for an urgent passport. However, it took her more than six months to get the passport processed and include a separate column for people, who do not want to identify as male or female, to define themselves as ‘X’. The passport’s other particulars are the same as those of ordinary passports.

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German court removes 3 judges in Auschwitz trial over bias


A German court has removed three judges found to be biased in the often-delayed trial of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp.

The German news agency dpa reported Saturday that the Neubrandenburg state court appointed three new judges on Friday. Prosecutors filed complaints after the original judges ruled 96-year-old Hubert Zafke unfit and repeatedly postponed the trial.

Zafke is charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly helping the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland function, but his attorney says he did nothing criminal.

The charges stem from a one-month period in 1944 and involve the deaths of Jews who arrived in 14 train transports.

Prosecutors allege that Zafke's unit was involved in putting gas into gas chambers to kill Jews and others.

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oogle to stop reading your emails to help sell ads


Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.

To help finance the free service, Google has been scanning through what Gmail users were discussing and then showing ads connected to some of the topics. Someone writing about running, for instance, might see ads for Nike or Asics shoes.

Google still plans to show ads within Gmail. But instead of scanning through email content, the company's software will rely on other signals to determine which ads are most likely to appeal to each of its 1.2 billion Gmail users.

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Manchester bomber Salman Abedi learned how to make explosive device from YouTube videos


Salman Abedi reportedly learned how to make the bomb he used to kill 22 people in the Manchester attack from YouTube tutorial videos.

The origin of the device used by the suicide bomber has been a key line of investigation for authorities. Haras Rafiq, CEO of the Quilliam counter-extremism group, previously told The Independent authorities were trying to understand whether the suicide bomber learned how to make the bomb online, in Libya or in the UK.

According to The Times, Abedi used the video platform to learn about the manufacture of improvised devices, and downloaded material from other websites about the chemical compound used in the bomb.

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EU prepares to move two agencies from London


EU leaders have officially launched the competition between member states to decide which will host two London-based EU agencies, responsible for medicines and banking.

The relocation must take place by the Brexit deadline - 30 March 2019.

Some countries are bidding to host both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Banking Authority (EBA).

It means hundreds of jobs moving from London, along with significant revenue from hotel stays and conferences.

The deciding vote will take place in November.

The EU 27 agreed on the selection process on Thursday night, after UK Prime Minister Theresa May had left the Brussels summit.

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S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics


South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday invited North Korea to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, saying sports could serve as a peace maker.

The South and nuclear-armed North Korea are separated by one of the world's most heavily armed borders and remain technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.

But the centre-left Moon is known to favour engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table in a break from his conservative predecessors who took a hardline stance.

"I believe in the strength of sports that has been brokering peace," Moon said.

"If a North Korean delegation takes part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, I believe it will greatly contribute to realizing the Olympic values of friendship and peace," he said, according to a script of his remarks released by the presidential Blue House.

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Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension: Russian embassy


Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.

Some 330 Marines will be stationed in Norway until the end of 2018, the government said on Wednesday, doubling the length of what was initially billed as a one-year trial period.

The deployment last January to practice winter warfare and cross-country skiing, and to participate in joint exercises, marked the first foreign troops to be stationed in the NATO member country since the end of World War Two.

"We consider that this step contradicts Norwegian policy of not deploying foreign military bases in the country in times of peace," the Russian embassy wrote in an statement to Reuters.

It further "makes Norway (a) not fully predictable partner, can also escalate tension and lead to destabilization of the situation in the Northern region," it added.

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Arrests Made in Connection to Assassination of Russian Ambassador


Several arrests have been made as part of the ongoing investigation into the assassination of Andrey Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey, according to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

During a press briefing earlier this week in Moscow, Zakharova noted that "The inquiry is being conducted in close cooperation with the Russian operative investigation group. Several people, including colleagues of police officer Mevlut Mert Altyntash who committed the crime, have been detained on suspicion of involvement in this act of terror."

She added that it would be premature to disclose more details about the ongoing investigation.

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Istanbul Gay Pride banned for 'safety concerns'


Turkish authorities said on Saturday that an annual Gay Pride march in Istanbul's Taksim Square would be banned due to "safety concerns", defying the calls of organisers.

Activists had called for the march for 5 pm (1400 GMT) on Sunday but the city governor's office said that Taksim was not an official rallying ground.

"There will be no permission for a demonstration or a march on the said date considering the safety of tourists in the area… and public order," it said in a statement.

Authorities also urged citizens to ignore calls to participate in the parade and abide by the security forces' warning.

Last year, organisers were denied permission to march with the city on the edge over bombings blamed on Islamic State group and Kurdish militants, sparking anger from gay rights activists.

Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who defied the ban.

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Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list


In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said.

The decision, confirmed by three U.S. officials, would break with longstanding protocol at the State Department over how to identify offending countries and could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights.

Tillerson overruled his own staff’s assessments on the use of child soldiers in both countries and rejected the recommendation of senior diplomats in Asia and the Middle East who wanted to keep Iraq and Myanmar on the list, said the officials, who have knowledge of the internal deliberations.

Tillerson also rejected an internal State Department proposal to add Afghanistan to the list, the three U.S. officials said.

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Barcelona woman forced to occupy own apartment after Airbnb listing


>Family were unable to get in touch with tenant who had illegally listed their property on holiday portal

A woman in Barcelona has been forced to illegally occupy her own apartment after the tenant she had rented it to listed the property without her knowledge on the vacation rental website Airbnb. Montse Pérez only managed to seize control of her property, located in the city’s popular seaside Barceloneta neighborhood, after booking it on the online platform, moving in, and then changing the locks, according to Catalan regional daily La Vanguardia.

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US sailors who 'fell sick from Fukushima radiation' allowed to sue Japan, nuclear plant operator


A US appeals court has ruled that hundreds of American navy personnel can pursue a compensation suit against the government of Japan and Tokyo Electric Power Co. for illnesses allegedly caused by exposure to radioactivity in the aftermath of the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled on Thursday that the 318 sailors who have so far joined the $1 billion (£787 million) class action lawsuit do not need to file their case in Japan.

Most of the plaintiffs were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier that was dispatched to waters off north-east Japan after the March 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima plant. Three reactors suffered catastrophic meltdowns and released large amounts of radiation into the atmosphere after their cooling units were destroyed by a magnitude-9 earthquake and a series of tsunami.

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15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village


Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said.

The landslide swept over more than 60 homes as dawn broke in Xinmo, a remote village in north Sichuan province.

Rubble slid 800 meters (half a mile) down a steep slope to block a 2 km stretch of river and 1.6 km of road, official state news agency Xinhua said.

More than 1,000 workers were involved in the rescue effort, including more than a hundred medical staff.

Xinhua, quoting rescue headquarters, said 15 bodies had been retrieved from the debris by Saturday night.

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Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot


A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as two areas in Mecca itself, including the Ajyad Al-Masafi neighborhood, located near the Grand Mosque.

There, police said they engaged in a shootout at a three-story house with a suicide bomber, who blew himself up and caused the building to collapse. He was killed, while the blast wounded six foreigners and five members of security forces, according to the Interior Ministry's statement. Five others were arrested, including a woman, it said.

Saudi state television aired footage after the raid Friday near the Grand Mosque, showing police and rescue personnel running through the neighborhood's narrow streets. The blast demolished the building, its walls crushing a parked car. Nearby structures appeared to be peppered with shrapnel and bullet holes.

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Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower


Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc (ARNC.N) sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings. The emails, dating from 2014 and seen by Reuters, were between Deborah French, Arconic's UK sales manager, and executives at the contractors involved in the bidding process for the refurbishment contract at Grenfell Tower in London, where 79 people died in a blaze last week.

When asked about the emails, Arconic said in a statement that it had known the panels would be used at Grenfell Tower but that it was not its role to decide what was or was not compliant with local building regulations.

The company manufactures three main types of Reynobond panel– one with a polyethylene (PE) core, one with a fire retardant core and another with a non-combustible core, according to its website.

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Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says


Seized by violence and teetering on the edge of famine, Yemen is grappling with another danger that threatens to outpace them both: cholera.

"We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," international health authorities said in a statement Saturday.

Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, and Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, say that "more than 1,300 people have died — one quarter of them children — and the death toll is expected to rise."

They suspect that is because Yemen now has upwards of 200,000 cases to grapple with, and that number is growing quickly — by a rate of roughly 5,000 cases a day.

"And geographically, it is expanding," Mohamed El Montassir Hussein, Yemen director for the International Rescue Committee, told NPR's Jason Beaubien earlier this month. "It's not a small area. It's almost the whole country."

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Iranians chant 'Death to Israel', burn Islamic State's flag at rallies


Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported.

Iranian state media said millions of people turned out for the rallies to mark Al-Quds Day that was declared by Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and which is held on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Opposition to Israel is a touchstone of belief for Shi'ite-led Iran, which backs Palestinian and Lebanese Islamic militant groups opposed to peace with the Jewish state, which Tehran refuses to recognize.

Israel, the United States and its chief Sunni Arab ally Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of fomenting tension in the Middle East and of sponsoring terrorism. This is denied by Tehran.

Tensions have risen sharply in the Gulf between Qatar and four Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, in part over Doha's links with Iran.

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UK Labour leader Corbyn says will 'try to force early election'


British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to "try to force an early general election" after Prime Minster Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority, in an interview published Saturday.

Corbyn's Labour Party outperformed expectations in this month's election, turning what was predicted to be a procession for May into a disaster, severely weakening her authority as Britain kicks off crucial Brexit talks.

Corbyn told the left-wing newspaper the Daily Mirror that it was "ludicrous" to believe the Conservatives' minority government could survive, and that his party "will challenge this government at every step and try to force an early general election."

A poll for the paper asking the public who would make the best prime minister has put Corbyn ahead for the first time, although other surveys have revealed little appetite for another vote after two tumultuous years for British voters.

May's party is currently in negotiations with Northern Ireland's DUP to secure an informal parliamentary deal that would give it an effective majority.

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France to ban all new oil and gas exploration in renewable energy drive


>'Ecological transition' minister says law will be passed later this year

France is to stop granting licences for oil and gas exploration as part of a transition towards environmentally-friendly energy being driven by Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Nicolas Hulot, the “ecological transition” minister said a law would be passed in the autumn.

“There will be no new exploration licences for hydrocarbons,” he told BFMTV.

The minister, previously famed in France for his environmental activism and nature documentaries, also outlined proposals to increase the taxation on diesel and to “make decisions faster” to curtail pollution.

Mr Macron said he was opposed to exploration for gas and favoured a ban on fracking during his election campaign, particularly in the overseas territory of French Guiana.

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FACT CHECK: Is The Far-Right Largely Responsible For Extremist Violence?


As part of a segment last week on political violence, NPR interviewed a senior fellow at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) who claimed right-wing extremists have committed 74 percent of murders carried out by domestic extremists in the last 10 years. He used this statistic as evidence that the country is undergoing a “predominantly far-right extremist cycle” of violence.

The senior fellow, Mark Pitcavage, cites a statistic that is likely correct but gives a false impression about domestic extremism by ignoring other data points that may undermine his claim.

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Istanbul bans gay and transgender pride march for second year


Istanbul's governor has banned a gay and transgender pride march which was due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group.

It will be the second year running that Istanbul's LGBT march, described in the past as the biggest in the Muslim world, has been blocked by city authorities.

The ultra-nationalist Alperen Hearths group threatened last week to prevent the march if authorities did not act, and the governor's office said on Saturday that it took its decision out of concern for the security of marchers, tourists and residents.

March organizers said the ban was effectively legitimizing what they called the hate crimes of groups like Alperen Hearths, and urged the governor to reverse the decision.

The governor's emphasis on public order and safety was an effort to distort the image of a planned peaceful march, they said in an online statement headlined: "We are Marching, Get Used to It. We are Here, Not Going Away".

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Toddler and human rights campaigners added to terror blacklist used by major banks


>The three-year-old daughter of a minor royal was included on a database of supposed terrorists and criminals compiled by Thomson Reuters

Innocent people, including human rights campaigners and a three-year-old girl, have been named on a blacklist of terrorists and criminals used by governments and major banks, it has been reported.

Greenpeace and Human Rights Watch were among the two million supposed “high risk” organisations and individuals on the database, which is compiled by media giant Thomson Reuters.

The watchlist, which also includes people who have been charged and cleared of terror offences, was accidentally leaked on a public internet server in 2014 and discovered by a computer security researcher last year.

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Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists


A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.”

A young woman was taken into protective custody after being stabbed 17 times by a brother who accused her of bringing “shame” to the family for running away from an abusive husband.

Jail, forced marriage or the risk of getting killed by family members - these are some of the harsh choices still faced by victims of abuse or sexual violence in Jordan.

In a key step toward reform, the kingdom is now poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim. Jordan’s parliament is expected to do so in a special session sometime after the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan next week.

Women’s rights advocates say repealing Article 308 would be a victory, but that more work lies ahead in a society with deeply rooted customs of patriarchy and a legal system that often goes easy on the male perpetrators.

“It’s about the patriarchal mentality in a society that never punishes the man or shames him for anything,” said Asma Khader, a lawyer and activist.

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Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack


Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack, officials at Westminster say.

The "sustained" hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard.

The parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a "determined attack" on all user accounts "in an attempt to identify weak passwords".

Government sources say it appeared the attack has been contained but it will "remain vigilant".

A parliamentary spokeswoman said they were investigating the attack and liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre.

She said: "We have discovered unauthorised attempts to access accounts of parliamentary networks users…

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Funeral for USA college student who died after North Korean detention


Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music. President Donald Trump slammed Warmbier's detention and eventual death as "a total disgrace". Dealing with North Korea's nuclear ambitions has become USA president Donald Trump's biggest security challenge, and the isolated communist state has been sanctioned by the global community for testing nuclear weapons and launching missiles. He died on Monday just days after returning home. Doctors at the hospital said Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. No cause of death has been determined for student Otto Warmbier (WARM'-beer). "It is the trite method of the successive United States rulers to find a way out in unleashing a war of aggression whenever the ruling crisis was aggravated", Rodung Sinmun said. Last month, local media reported that the appearance of a North Korean drone prompted the South Korean military to fire up to 90 shots before the aircraft slipped away.

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New York's highest court gets first openly gay judge


Lauded as a "trailblazer," Justice Paul G. Feinman became the first openly gay judge confirmed to the New York Court of Appeals.

Senator Brad Hoylman, one of five openly gay members of New York's State Legislature who urged the governor to appoint an LGBT person to the Court of Appeals, called the confirmation "an important perspective that has been missing on the court."

"It is a watershed moment for the LGBT rights in the state of New York," said Hoylman. "It comes at a time when gay rights are under assault from Washington, DC and LGBT people and their families feel under siege."

Two of the seven candidates recommended to take the open seat were openly gay. But it was 57-year-old Feinman whose seat was confirmed amid Pride Month celebrations of the progress the LGBT community has made. He is the first openly LGBT justice to be confirmed in the Court of Appeal's 170-year history.

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Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material


Facebook Inc is launching a UK programme to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK on Friday, the company said in a statement.

The new initiative will train non-governmental organizations to help them monitor and respond to extremist content and create a dedicated support desk so they can communicate directly with Facebook, the company said.

"There is no place for hate or violence on Facebook," said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer. "We use technology like AI to find and remove terrorist propaganda, and we have teams of counterterrorism experts and reviewers around the world working to keep extremist content off our platform."

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Breaking News: UK Parliament Hit By Cyber Attack


A Parliamentary spokesman said: “The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts. We are continuing to investigate this incident and take further measures to secure the computer network, liaising with the National Security Center.”

Some officials have taken to Twitter to announce the problem. Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard tweeted: “Cyber security attack on Westminster Parliamentary e.mails may not work remotely. Text urgent messages @[email protected]@Torypeers.”

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Trump Bans Cameras From Public Press Briefings & The Public Is Outraged


It is a widely known fact that President Trump and his administration are sketchy. The average american people, evidently, are not the only ones who have come to notice the secretive manner of the White House.

On Thursday, Jim Acosta, CNN senior White House correspondent, spoke out against the lack of transparency within the Trump administration. This came after a White House decision was announced to ban television cameras from recording footage in a regular old press briefing.

During a series of Twitter posts, Acosta noted that while he was not working on Thursday, he was informed that the White House had denied access to those with cameras planning to record the briefing. The result of such a decision is taking away from voters the ability to see and hear what they are doing.

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Antifa Website Calls for Violence Against Trump Supporters


A disturbing Antifa website is calling for physical violence against supporters of President Donald Trump and capitalists.

The site “It’s Going Down,” which has become a resource for self-described “anti-fascist” activists, encourages violence against anyone it labels a “fascist.”

A poster published on the site in April shows a man in a Make America Great Again hat being cornered by a bayonet, with a silhouette of a Nazi in the background.

“It’s Going Down” justifies violence as not only good but necessary to the survival of minorities and the disenfranchised.

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Republicans Delude Themselves With Demands For More Civility


Restoring civility was the talk of Washington after a crazed leftist opened fire on Republican congressman as they attended a Wednesday baseball practice.

The act of political violence shocked the nation, but it was determined by the powers that be that it wasn’t the time to wonder about who was responsible for inciting the left-wing gunman to kill GOP lawmakers. It was apparently just a reminder that we need to be more civil to one another.

Granted, most of this determination was spurred on by a media unwilling to air the obvious about the shooting and accept some of the blame for driving a progressive to violence.

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Female cop raped in Paris


Female cop raped in Paris

While on her way home in her car, a young police woman was raped after being threaded with a knife on Thursday night.

The young woman who works in a municipal police station of Val-de-Marne was raped in a vacant lot opposite the store Carrefour Villejuif.

Her assailant and his accomplice fled the scene.

It was not yet 8 o'clock when the police woman, who had finished her shift, was returning to her home driving her personal car. She was not in uniform and not armed.

She received an SMS and decided to stop on the side of the N7 to read it.

Then came along two men on a scooter. They did not wear helmets. The driver threatened her with a knife.

The victim handed him her cell phone but the attacker ordered her out of the vehicle.

With his accomplice, he drove her to a vacant lot behind a grove.

It was there that he put a condom on and raped her in front of the other man who was on look-out.

The two individuals then fled the scene.

The victim, whose occupation was not mentioned by her attackers, then went to a friend who called for help.

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Bald Men Are Being Hunted Down In Mozambique


Authorities in Mozambique say bald men are being killed, allegedly because of the belief that their heads contain gold.

So far five bald men have been killed, all in central Mozambique: two in May in Milange district close to the border with Malawi and three this month in the district of Morrumbala.

Bald men across the country are afraid of exposing their scalps. Some stay indoors. Others hide their baldness with caps.

During his regular press briefing this week in Maputo, Inacio Dina, spokesman for Mozambique's general police command, said the phenomenon was new to the country. He threatened to take tough measures against those involved.

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Prince Harry: No one in royal family wants to be king or queen


The new generation of the British Royal Family – Prince William, Duchess Catherine and Prince Harry – are "modernizing" the throne, Prince Harry said in an interview – but the 32-year-old said no one in the family wants to be king or queen.

In an interview with Newsweek magazine, Harry said the monarchy exists "for the greater good of the people .. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."

Harry's father, Prince Charles, is first in line for the throne, while William is second. Harry, once third in line, is now fifth in line for the throne behind William's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee, authorities say


His wife could be heard sobbing as he tried to reassure her, saying: "It's all right". You did it. You did a good job. Goodwin told News 2 the men surrendered after they were approached. And it ended because of armed homeowners who helped police capture the killers.

Surrounded by law enforcement officers, Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe were handcuffed and lying face down on a residential driveway in Central Tennessee.

This combo of undated photos provided Tuesday, June 13, 2017, by.

After their escape on Tuesday, in Putnam County, Georgia, Sheriff Howard Sills said that #The Public was in grave danger and the whereabouts of the inmates were unknown.

Between 5 and 5:30 p.m. local time Thursday, the couple reported that they had been held at gunpoint and tied up during a home invasion, Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing said. That is when officials realized they were the inmates that escaped from Georgia.

During the chase, the fugitives fired several rounds at RCSO deputies, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine.

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Dems thought that Trump would cost Republicans valuable seats but it seems Nancy Pelosi is the one costing them seats.

Reports are showing that Dems are finally getting angry at Pelosi’s terrible leadership.

It’s now getting to the point that she needs her staff to bail her out on social media.

NYT uncovered some tweet drafts that Pelosi’s team was asked to put out.

With Pelosi as the leader of the Democratic Party, we can only expect win even more.

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Vox Publishes Article Lecturing White Christians For Their ‘Blind Spot’ On Race


Liberal site Vox.com published an article today lecturing white evangelical Christians on their “blind spot” on racial discrimination.

In the article, titled, “Study: when it comes to detecting racial inequality, white Christians have a blind spot,” Tara Isabella Burton writes, “How do Americans perceive the discrimination faced by its own minority groups? It depends on whom you ask.”

Her article is based on a new report from the group Public Religion Research Institute, titled, “Who Sees Discrimination? Attitudes on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Race, and Immigration Status.”

“On average, the study found that 63 percent of Americans acknowledged “a lot” of discrimination against immigrants, 57 percent against black people, and 58 percent against gay and lesbian people. Overall, about two-thirds of Americans see discrimination against at least one minority group as an issue, with 42 percent identifying discrimination as an issue among all three groups,” the article writes.

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BuzzFeed Writer Who Attacked YouTubers As Far-Right Made Nazi Skits


BuzzFeed is the latest progressive publication to highlight alternative media personalities from the so-called “far-right.” An article by Ryan Broderick follows in the wake of Mother Jones’ false claim that political commentator Dave Rubin is a member of the “far-right,” using conservative journalist Lauren Southern as a focal point.

In the article, Broderick compares popular YouTubers to the rising tide of alternative political personalities, and rakes them over the coals for catering to the “far-right,” highlighting the very popular PewDiePie, who came under fire over “anti-Semitic jokes,” and YouTube gamer JonTron for speaking to Breitbart.

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141 People Feared Dead in a Huge Landslide That Buried Homes in a Village in China


There have been difficulties in mounting rescue efforts to find survivors, give immediate relief to victims, or recover bodies, as over a mile of road has also been buried by the landslide.

A Sinchuan Daily newspaper microblog reported that rescuers managed to pull out three people, two of whom had survived. A family of three, with a one-month-old baby, narrowly escaped the landslide before it engulfed their home.

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Google to stop reading people’s Gmail to help sell ads


Google is going to stop reading people’s Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

The change, announced Friday, will end a practice that Google has embraced since it introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.

To help finance the free service, Google has been scanning mail and then showing ads connected to some of the content. Someone writing about running, for instance, might see ads for shoes.

Google still plans to show ads within Gmail. But instead of scanning through email content, the company’s software will rely on other signals to determine which ads are most likely to appeal to each of its 1.2 billion Gmail users.

The company said it would stop the ad-driven scanning of Gmail later this year.

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Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list


In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said.

The decision, confirmed by three U.S. officials, would break with longstanding protocol at the State Department over how to identify offending countries and could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights.

Tillerson overruled his own staff’s assessments on the use of child soldiers in both countries and rejected the recommendation of senior diplomats in Asia and the Middle East who wanted to keep Iraq and Myanmar on the list, said the officials, who have knowledge of the internal deliberations.

Tillerson also rejected an internal State Department proposal to add Afghanistan to the list, the three U.S. officials said.

One official said the decisions appeared to have been made following pressure from the Pentagon to avoid complicating assistance to the Iraqi and Afghan militaries, close U.S. allies in the fight against Islamist militants. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide


Chinese rescuers scoured through rocks on Saturday in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province.

A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after more than 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swallowed by huge boulders when the side of a mountain collapsed, according to the Maoxin county government.

At least 141 people and 46 homes were buried, the People's Daily said, citing a Maoxin county government spokesman. The landslide blocked a two-kilometer stretch of river and 1.6 kilometers of road.

Rescuers used ropes to move a massive rock while dozens of others searched the rubble for survivors, according to videos posted by the Maoxian government on its Weibo social media account.

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USA emphasizes shared concerns over North Korea after China meeti


Even if he skips the talks, Trump ensured that his presence will still be felt by the delegates by tweeting Tuesday that while he appreciated China's efforts in relation to North Korea, it "has not worked out". Thornton said the USA will be seeking "concrete cooperation" with China on getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs and return to negotiations. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in an interview with CBS television earlier this week that it was clear North Korea bears a heavy responsibility for Warmbier's death. Trump has had high hopes for cooperation from China to exert influence over North Korea, leaning heavily on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his assistance.

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Germany rejects Turkish office's criticism of liberal mosque


The German government on Friday strongly rejected criticism from a religious authority overseen by the Turkish government of a new liberal mosque in Berlin where all Muslims can pray together.

German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said officials were "very surprised" by statements from Turkey's Diyanet, or Presidency of Religious Affairs, and others about the mosque where men and women can pray together that opened a week ago in the capital.

Diyanet said Tuesday the project was "aimed at disrupting Islam's basic sources of information, principles of worship and methodology."

Germany rejects Turkish office's criticism of liberal mosque

Geir Moulson, Associated Press Updated 6:18 am, Friday, June 23, 2017

In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017 photo Seyran Ates, founder of the Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque walks in front the St. Johannis church prior to an interview with the Associated Press in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Michael Sohn, AP / Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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IMAGE 1 OF 3 In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017 photo Seyran Ates, founder of the Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque walks in front the St. Johannis church prior to an interview with the Associated Press in Berlin, Germany.

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Friday strongly rejected criticism from a religious authority overseen by the Turkish government of a new liberal mosque in Berlin where all Muslims can pray together.

German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said officials were "very surprised" by statements from Turkey's Diyanet, or Presidency of Religious Affairs, and others about the mosque where men and women can pray together that opened a week ago in the capital.

Diyanet said Tuesday the project was "aimed at disrupting Islam's basic sources of information, principles of worship and methodology."


"We have no doubt that our faithful brothers will act with wisdom and stay away from all kinds of provocations," it added.

Schaefer emphasized that, as Germany understands it, the state has no place in saying how, when and where people worship, but rather has "the obligation to protect the freedom of religion along with freedom of opinion and the press."

"I would like to clearly reject statements that obviously aim to deny the right of people in Germany to the free exercise of their religion and limit their right to freedom of expression of opinion," he said.

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Ohio judge declares mistrial in case against white cop Ray Tensing — who killed unarmed Samuel DuBos


Ohio judge declared a mistrial Friday afternoon in a case against former University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing, who fatally shot Samuel DuBose in July 2015, CNN is reporting.

Tensing, who is white, was fired from his job and arrested after the shooting that followed a traffic stop with Tensing, He was facing trial a second time after another jury could not come to agreement in November.

In a note to the court, jurors wrote, “We are unable to come to a unanimous decision on either count after thorough deliberation. How should we proceed?”

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Ohio’s ObamaCare freeze could change the repeal debate


The Ohio senate did something historic this week. As part of its budget, it froze enrollment in the state’s exploding ObamaCare expansion, effective 2018. This move will not only protect Ohio’s truly needy, but will surely influence the ongoing debate over ObamaCare repeal in Washington D.C.

Ohio’s ObamaCare expansion has been hemorrhaging for some time. The Kasich administration promised enrollment in the program would never exceed 447,000 non-disabled, working-age adults. But, as of last month, enrollment has surpassed 725,000, showing no signs of stopping.

This enrollment surge has created a cost explosion as well. In fact, the latest data from the state indicate the program is nearly $7 billion over budget and that number is expected to climb to more than $8 billion by year’s end. Altogether, the program has cost nearly twice what was promised when implemented.

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Air Force Thunderbird F-16 crashes after practice for Ohio air show


A U.S. Air Force pilot and tactical maintenance worker were hospitalized Friday after a fighter jet crashed at an airport in central Ohio, military officials said.

The plane, part of the USAF Thunderbird Air Demonstration Squadron, flipped over on the runway while landing at Dayton International Airport at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, the Air Force said in a statement.

Two people on board were hospitalized with injuries and are in good condition, the Thunderbirds said via Twitter.

"More details will be released following an aircraft and safety investigation boards. Our performance at Dayton Air Show is to be determined," one tweet said.

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Family of 3 Overdoses On Same Day in Ohio


PARMA - Calls to 911 to report drug overdoses are not uncommon in Parma.

But when they come from the same home three times on the same day, that is unusual.

T.J. Martin is with the Parma Fire Department, which recently witnessed that.

“The mother was taking it in the morning, she unfortunately did not make it,” he said. “We took the son in the afternoon and came back in the evening for the daughter. Fortunately, those two made it.”

Martin believes the family purchased heroin from the same place and got high from the same batch.

“The supply might have been laced with not only heroin, but fentanyl or carfentanil,” he said.

It comes as a new report gives a bleak new outlook on overdose deaths in Ohio.

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2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition


A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway and overturned Friday during preparations for an Ohio air show, injuring the pilot and causing a performance to be canceled.

Lt. Col. Jason Heard, commander of the Thunderbirds, said a safety board will determine the cause of the "mishap" that occurred upon landing around 12:30 p.m. Friday at Dayton International Airport. The plane sustained some damage as it overturned, but Heard didn't provide any details of the damage.

The pilot, Capt. Erik Gonsalves, suffered some lacerations and injuries to his leg and the other team member, Technical Sgt. Kenneth Cordova, had no visible injuries, according to Heard. Both were in good condition Friday after being treated at a hospital.

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Muslim Student Deported After Threatening Goodwill Shoppers to Convert to Islam


>A Saudi Arabian immigrant and former university student was deported after being arrested for violently threatening shoppers at an Indiana Goodwill. Khalid Sulaiman Bilal, 24, was attempting to “forcibly” convert shoppers to Islam. He strangled a store clerk and physically resisted arrest when police arrived on the scene.

“Bilal allegedly entered the store and began forcefully trying to convert people to Islam while claiming to be the Prophet Muhammad and trying to place his hands on them. He struck and strangled an employee and told her he would kill her if she didn’t convert to Islam. He attacked responding officers, breaking one of the officer’s hands and repeatedly kicking the other. During the scuffle, Bilal yelled “Allahu Akbar,” a phrase meaning “God is greater” and commonly used by Islamic radicals before a violent attack, according to an affidavit filed by Homeland Security.”

The Department of Homeland Security investigated Bilal after the incident, and eventually deported him. All charges against Bilal were dropped upon his deportation back to Saudi Arabia. Eric Hoffman, the Delaware County chief deputy prosecutor, recommended that charges filed against Bilal be dropped because “the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deported the defendant back to his native country of Saudi Arabia.”

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UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanism


>There's an opening and good will to use it, says Ecuadorian foreign minister

Ecuador's foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the country is working with the UK to find a way for Julian Assange to leave its embassy.

Espinosa is attending the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Cancun and told reporters there that Ecuador and the UK are talking about doing something for Assange.

A widely-published Reuters report bylined from Ecuadorian capital Quito, quotes Espinosa as saying “The United Kingdom wants a way out, but evidently that is in the hands of the UK justice system, they have their procedures, their ways. This opening has been there, and we are working on it."

Ecuadorian outlet El Telegrafo, after being shoved through an online translate-o-tron, reports Espinosa as saying “At the moment there are diplomatic contacts with the United Kingdom” and that “the idea is to reach a solution that benefits the rights of the insured person. There is the best predisposition.”

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SCOTUS Justice Kennedy May Retire Monday


Left-stream media is once again crying in fear over the increased speculation that Supreme Court Of The United States Justice Kenny may retire on Monday.

Such a scenario would give President Trump and other immediate option to appoint a SCOTUS Justice further tipping the scales in favor of Conservatism.

As a Ronald Reagan appointee, Justice Anthony Kennedy is the senior-most Justice on the SCOTUS. While being a Republican he's considered a moderate, who's often voted in favor of liberal ordeals.

Kennedy has always said that abortion is a right protected by the Constitution and also been in favor of Gay Rights, two topics which have angrily upset Conservatives for his support over.

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32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online


>Finding exploitable bugs suddenly easier

Exclusive A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.

The data – some 32TB of official and non-public installation images and software blueprints that compress down to 8TB – were uploaded to betaarchive.com, the latest load of files provided just earlier this week. It is believed confidential data in this dump was exfiltrated from Microsoft's in-house systems around March this year.

The leaked code is Microsoft's Shared Source Kit: according to people who have seen its contents, it includes the source to the base Windows 10 hardware drivers plus Redmond's PnP code, its USB and Wi-Fi stacks, its storage drivers, and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code.

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Woman kidnaps a teenage boy to have sex with, now she is pregnant for Him


A 26- year -old woman in Nigeria, Oluchi Paul, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court over the alleged abduction of a teenage boy.

The accused, a trader, who resides in Nigeria largest commercial city, Lagos, is facing a three -count charge bordering on abduction.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offences were committed between March and May at the residence of the accused.

“The accused abducted a 17- year -old boy in order to be having sex with her.

“The boy’s parents were looking for him and they were informed that their son was staying with a woman.

“The victim’s parents reported the incident at the police station.

“The police went to the residence of the accused where they found the victim and the accused,’’ he said.

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Gun Controllers Know Their Policies Won’t Stop Murder. They’re Playing A Different Game


Over at National Review, Charlie Cooke has done an invaluable service by pointing out that the FBI’s brief report on the Alexandria GOP baseball practice shooting “is devastating to the idea that the gun-control measures presently coveted by the Democratic party would have done something to prevent the attack.”

It certainly is. But this gets at the heart of the deeper problem of the American gun control debate, a problem that is both persistent and pervasive: the legal measures the gun control movement generally seeks would be almost completely ineffectual at curbing U.S. gun violence.

It is difficult to overstate this. The big players in the gun control movement—the Democratic Party, the Brady Campaign, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, whatever tax shelter Mike Bloomberg is currently chairing—all tend to espouse the same legislative ambitions for gun control, yet these would be effectively useless at stopping both mass shootings and lower-profile gangland and domestic incidents of gun violence. I do not support this useless and pointless gun control. And I do not trust the people who advocate it.

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Man sentenced to death for girlfriend’s murder on I-75


An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty.

A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Brookport, Illinois, resident Terry Froman on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month found Froman guilty of aggravated murder and kidnapping in the September 2014 slaying of Kimberly Thomas.

A message left at Froman’s attorney’s office hasn’t been returned.

Froman’s attorney said during the trial evidence would show “mitigating factors.”

Prosecutors say Froman became vengeful when Thomas ordered him out of her Mayfield, Kentucky, home. They say Froman abducted Thomas from Kentucky after fatally shooting Thomas’ 17-year-old son, Michael E. Mohney.

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TV news crew’s truck stolen while reporting on Downtown Albuquerque crime


Someone stole a television news station’s SUV in Downtown Albuquerque while the crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the area.

Michelle Donaldson, KOB news director, said the crew watched as the vehicle was stolen near First and Central.

The crew was in the area reporting on recent concerns about crime and safety by the local business Lavu when they became part of the story.

“I have a rule, that you can never be the lead of your own newscast,” Donaldson said. “So this violates that rule.”

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Germany Hit By Eerie “End of Times” Storm


Severe Thunderstorm activity commenced in the morning with a MCS/QLCS (Mesoscale convective system / Quasi-Linear Convective System) approaching Northern Germany across the North Sea. The QLCS intensified over land and hit several large cities, including Hamburg and Hannover.

Such storms are not common in the region. The ever present similarities of the storms hitting the nation now have many on the ground claiming it looks like the “End Times”.

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Bernie Sanders Under Investigation By FBI For Bank Fraud


Bernie and Jane Sanders are officially under investigation by the FBI for Bank Fraud, sources say.

The Senator from Vermont has already hired several prominent defense attorneys, to deal with the new FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders took out to expand Burlington College while she was its President, CBS News confirms.

One of Bernie Sanders’ top advisers Jeff Weaver told CBS News, “The couple has sought legal protection over federal agents' allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing the-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People's United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.”

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The Fire Rises as Investigations Bring Down Liberal House Of Cards


It's been a tumultuous year full of lies and disparaging myths perpetuated by the left stream media and their failing political narratives.

Some call it the “Trump Curse”, that anyone and everyone who stands within President Trump's path gets destroyed and even haunted thereafter.

During the campaign season we witnessed an actual criminal, Hillary Clinton, defy prosecution and indictments due to an Obama-Lynch shutdown of any and all legitimate criminal investigation into what for any other American would have resulted in them being incarcerated.

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Man struck by two trains in Portland suffers life-threatening injuries


A man was struck by two trains in Southeast Portland on Tuesday night.

He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police were called to Southeast Division Street and 8th Avenue just before 8:30 p.m.

They said the man was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific train and a westbound Amtrak train while he was attempting to cross two sets of railroad tracks.

The train companies are investigating, police said.

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Where’s the Beef? It’s in China


After 14 years, the U.S. is exporting beef to China again. The two powerful economies agreed to resume the trade last month.

U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods brought the beef exports to China through Cofco Meat Holdings. The China National Radio also confirmed the development on Friday, citing Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.

China officially allowed the beef from the U.S. Tuesday this week after the two sides agreed to the terms and conditions for the resumption of trade on beef. Under the new rule, boneless and bone-in beef from cattle under 30 months will be eligible for America’s exports to China. Beef coming from the U.S. and exported to China should also be from cattle that can be traced back to its birth farm.

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UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse in Belgium


Eight princesses from the UAE have been convicted of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants by a Brussels court.

They were given 15-month suspended jail terms and ordered to pay €165,000 (£145,000; $185,000) each, with half the sum suspended.

They were accused of holding more than 20 servants they brought with them on a 2008 visit in near slavery.

But they were acquitted of the more serious charge of inhumane treatment.

The princesses had denied all the charges.

Their lawyer, Stephen Monod, said he was "satisfied to note that the Belgian justice has appropriately assessed this case which has generated many misconceptions for nearly 10 years".

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HAPPENING AGAIN! Massive Pedophile Ring Of 900 Arrested - Media Silent


It seems like every day we're finding more and more massive operations to round up pedophiles in a nationwide sweep; yet the mainstream media continues to ignore these arrest.

There was a time in history where anyone even being accused of the molestation of a child, the trafficking or kidnapping of children, or transmission of child pornography would be executed without hesitation.

However in 2017 this modern era seems to encourage the behavior and make excuses for these individuals. It's sick, disgusting, and perverted beyond any traditional sense. Even worse the media covers it up and refuses to mention it.

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North Korea says U.S. student's death a 'mystery to us as well'


North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless".

The North's foreign ministry spokesman said Warmbier was "a victim of the policy of strategic patience" of former U.S. President Barack Obama whose government never requested his release, according to comments carried by the official KCNA agency.

"The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the U.S. … is a mystery to us as well," KCNA quoted the spokesman as saying.

Warmbier, 22, was arrested while visiting the reclusive country as a tourist. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel, North Korean state media said.

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Huffington Post Publishes An Article Calling for Trump’s “Execution” - Oops! Deletes it.


The Huffington Post came out with a piece published on Sunday by contributor Jason Fuller that shockingly and tastelessly called for the “execution” no less of President Donald Trump.

Fuller’s piece also used rhetoric and imagery that were crude and cheap. Fuller bluntly said in the title that “Trump must be prosecuted- if convicted in a court of law- executed.” He also went even further with his vicious attacks and insisted that “impeachment isn’t enough to drain the swamp”, and the only ultimate punishment that will satisfy him “to fully restore the moral compass of the U.S.” is Trump’s execution.

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Pepe Enthusiast? Indiana Man Arrested After Licking Toads


A somewhat amusing incident occurred in Indiana as a man was arrested after being found dancing half naked in a parking lot of a bar after licking a toad.

Police reports say that Richard Mullins, 41, was escorted out of JJ’s Sideout Bar & Grill in LaPorte early on Sunday morning after failing to show valid identification.

Police state that after Mullins left the bar, other witnesses said he began dancing around the parking lot. He then picked up a toad and started licking it.

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Ohio Breaking: Thunderbird F-16 Crashes at Dayton International


A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 practicing for an airshow has been involved in an accident and crashed at Dayton International Airport in Ohio. The aircraft involved was one of the team’s Block 52 F-16Ds which are normally used for media flights, camera ships, and as spare/stand-ins for the team’s six-ship demonstration.

The initial reports say that a gust of wind may have affected the aircraft in some way, resulting in it being turned over off the airport’s movement areas. The weather could have been a factor as local CBS affiliate WHIO reported that there was “heavy rain in the area at that time. Rainfall rates were said to be in the vicinity exceed

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A Mars-sized planet appears to be lurking at the edge of the solar system, scientists have announced. The “planetary mass object” seems to be disrupting the orbits of other, smaller rocky bodies within the Kuiper Belt—a disc-shaped region of icy bodies beyond Neptune that encircles the whole solar system and extends around 2.3 billion miles.

This “planetary mass object” is different from the hypothetical Planet Nine—a huge object believed to be orbiting the sun from the outer solar system. Evidence for this planet was announced in 2016, when scientists from Caltech, California, found several objects with highly unusual orbits. These orbits could, however, be explained by the existence of a giant planet with a mass about 10 times that of Earth.

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Terrorist plot targeting Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled – Saudi security forces


A terrorist plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca has been foiled by security forces, the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry announced on Friday, Al Arabiya TV and state television Al-Ekhbariya report.

According to the spokesman, the attack was planned by three terror groups, two based in Mecca and the other in Jeddah, the Saudi channel reported.

The security forces have acted against the terrorists in Mecca’s Assila district and Ajyad al-Masafi neighborhood, he said.

In Ajyad neighborhood, a suicide bomber was hiding in one of the houses, refusing to give up and opened fire on the police, Mansour al-Turki added.

The perpetrator then blew himself up, wounding six civilians and lightly injuring five members of the security forces, according to the spokesman, who added that five arrests were made as part of the case, with a woman being among the detainees.

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McDonald's Saudi Arabia pledges allegiance to new crown prince


​>Saudi-owned franchises of fast food chains join clamour within kingdom to show loyalty to newly-appointed Prince Mohammed bin Salman

There has been an outpouring of public support for Saudi Arabia’s newly minted crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in the days since he was appointed, although some has come from more unlikely corners.

The 31-year-old replaced his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef as next in line to the throne after a royal decree was issued by his father, King Salman, on Tuesday.

Advertisements and proclamations have been churned out by public figures such as clerics and royals and businessmen in their thousands in a country where dissent against the absolute monarchy is almost non-existent - but a full page advertisement taken out in a Saudi newspaper by McDonald’s, wishing the promoted prince “peace and prosperity”, has perplexed many people both inside the kingdom and internationally.

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Chile's President asks forgiveness from indigenous Mapuche


President Michelle Bachelet asked for forgiveness from Chile's indigenous Mapuche people on Friday for "errors and horrors" committed by the state and announced plans to give them more power and resources.

In the midst of growing tension between the Mapuche and loggers and farmers in Chile's south-central provinces, the center-left president said she would send a project to Congress creating an Indigenous Peoples' Ministry.

Cash would be dedicated to building roads and providing drinking water in remote areas, as well as programs to more rapidly transfer land to indigenous people that they claim as their ancestral home, she said.

"We've failed as a country," Bachelet said from La Moneda presidential palace in capital Santiago.

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Qatar's Al Jazeera hits back at Arab states' attempt to close it down


The Qatari-owned Al Jazeera television network hit back on Friday at reported demands by four Arab countries to close it down, calling them "nothing but an attempt to silence the freedom of expression in the region."

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

"We assert our right to practice our journalism professionally without bowing to pressure from any government or authority and we demand that governments respect the freedom of media to allow journalists to continue to do their jobs free of intimidation, threats, and fear mongering," Al Jazeera said.

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Turkey Water Park: Five People Electrocuted In Pool


An unfortunate accident happened in a supposedly happy and leisurely water park in Sakarya province in Turkey when five people, including a 12-year-old child, have been electrocuted.

According to the report of Sky News, among the casualties from the electrocution accident include the aqua park’s 58-year-old owner and his 30-year-old son. The father and son tandem were electrocuted when they jumped into the pool to rescue children after noticing three children have suffered shocks in the water.

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Almost 500 dead in month of US-led Syria strikes


>Airstrikes targeting the "Islamic State" group in Syria have left 472 civilians dead over the past month, a monitor says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the figure is more than double the previous month.

Aerial bombardments in Syria carried out by the international coalition against "Islamic State" (IS) saw the highest civilian death toll for a single month since they began in September 2014, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Friday.

The airstrikes left 472 civilians dead between May 23 and June 23, more than double the number killed in the previous 30-day toll (225 civilians), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The death toll included 137 children.

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince gives $66.7m in aid for cholera outbreak in Yemen


Saudi Arabia has announced a donation of $66.7 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners to respond to the outbreak of cholera in Yemen.

The amount had been requested by UNICEF and WHO as the total funding needed to respond effectively to the cholera situation in Yemen, through a combination of water, sanitation and health care activities.

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) will work with UNICEF, WHO and their partners to activate the new initiative, starting immediately.

The donation is an initiative of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and accelerates the Kingdom’s substantial humanitarian efforts in Yemen.

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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs


>Brutal Kangaroo jumps network breaks, according to leaked classified info

WikiLeaks has published online more top-secret documents it has obtained from the CIA describing the agency's hacking tools. This time the dossier details software codenamed Brutal Kangaroo that agents can use to infect targets' air-gapped computers with malware.

The documents, originally written on May 11, 2015 and revised on February 23 the following year, outline the Brutal Kangaroo project, which use compromised Windows PCs to spread malware to non-networked machines via USB sticks. The suite, which supersedes previous toolkits dubbed EZCheese and Emotional Simian, is the kind of cyber-weapon American intelligence may well have used to spread the Stuxnet nasty.

According to the user guide [PDF], the software consists of four specific applications. Shattered Assurance is the server-side code that forms the basis of the attack system and infects USBG drives plugged into an infected computer with the Drifting Deadline malware.

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Lionel Messi's 21-month prison sentence set to be swapped for fine worth less than one week's wage


>The maximum fine would be €255,000, on top of a nearly €2m fine paid by the 29-year-old as part of last year's sentence

The Barcelona state prosecutor said on Friday it was not opposed to substituting a 21-month prison sentence for a fine for tax fraud handed down to Lionel Messi, as long as the fine was the maximum allowed under law.

The maximum fine would be €255,000, on top of a nearly €2m fine paid by the 29-year-old as part of last year's sentence.

Neither is the prosecutor opposed to suspending the Barcelona players prison sentence, and that of his father, on proviso that they have no more brushes with the law for three years given that both have had clean criminal records up to now.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from standing against Vladimir Putin in election


>Anti-corruption activist was sentenced to a five-year suspended prison sentence in February which he says was politically motivated

Alexei Navalny, the leader of the opposition in Russia, can not run for presidency because of his criminal conviction, the country’s Central Election Commission said in a statement on Friday.

“Navalny does not have passive suffrage,” said the statement, meaning he was ineligible to run for office.

Mr Navalny was found guilty of embezzlement in February and given a five-year suspended prison sentence in a court case he says was organised to stop him running for president.

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Turkish water park: Children and adults electrocuted


Three children and two adults who tried to rescue them have been electrocuted in a water park in north-western Turkey, local media say.

The incident happened in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province, 100km (62 miles) east of Istanbul.

The park manager and his son dived in to help the three children. The five, believed to be all Turkish, were taken to hospital but could not be saved.

It was unclear how the pool had become electrified.

Rescuers and park personnel flushed the pool's water away as others turned off electricity in the facility.

One other person was injured in the incident and taken to hospital.

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German anti-terror police uncover hidden paramilitary training camps for far-right extremists


>Guns, ammunition and drugs seized in raids

Guns, weapons and drugs have been seized from a network of right-wing extremists operating paramilitary training camps in German forests amid fears of a potential attack.

Investigators in the state of Thuringia said at least 13 known suspects were part of the group, including some from an “internationally active right-wing movement”.

The state office of criminal investigation said short and long-range guns, ammunition and other weaponry was uncovered alongside a small amount of drugs.

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Supreme Court clears way to B.C. class-action against Facebook


The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a clause in Facebook’s terms of use is “unenforceable” in this country, clearing the way for a Vancouver woman to sue the social media giant for what she claims was a breach of her privacy.

Deborah Douez brought a lawsuit against Facebook over a now-defunct advertising format that saw her name and profile photo featured in “sponsored stories” from companies she had ‘liked’ on the website.

She alleged her name and profile photo were used without her permission and the ads were sometimes displayed on her friends’ Facebook newsfeeds.

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Al-Jazeera says call to shut it attack on 'freedom of expression'


Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Friday any move to shut it down was an attack on media freedom, following demands by Gulf neighbours for the channel to be taken off air.

The closure of the broadcaster is said to be one of 13 wide-ranging demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as the price for lifting an almost three-week long "blockade" on Qatar.

"We in the network believe that any call for closing down Al-Jazeera is nothing but an attempt to silence the freedom of expression in the region and to suppress people's right to information," the broadcaster said in a statement.

Al-Jazeera added that it "deplores" calls for its closure.

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800 homes evacuated in 5 tower blocks amid fears of 'another Grenfell'


>CAMDEN Council has evacuated more than 800 households from tower blocks amid fears of "another Grenfell".

The move comes in response to safety fears following the Grenfell Tower disaster, which is expected to have killed at least 79 people.

The council said it is looking into booking hotels for residents, who could be evacuated for up to four weeks.

But many angry residents have branded the operation a "shambles", after they heard of the news through the media rather than direct communication with authorities.

It is thought that the five buildings affected have issues "other than cladding", and that fire officers advised Camden Council to evacuate.

Camden Council said the blocks were being door-knocked one at a time for safety reasons, starting at Taplow then working through Burnham, Bray, Blashford and Dorney.

A spokesman added that residents would be allowed in at the weekend to collect more possessions "under escort from the London Fire Brigade".

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Senate Investigates Loretta Lynch After Soros’ Ties Surface


On Capitol Hill today a bipartisan group of Senators requested new information regarding Loretta Lynch reported attempts to interfere and potentially cover up the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Both Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent letters to Lynch, Clinton campaign staffer Amanda Renteria, and employees of the Open Society Foundations, a George Soros based group, in order to review pertinent information they may have about Lynch.

There are several media reports that state Lynch privately assured Democrats the investigation would come to a halt. A sure sign she may have committed an illegal cover-up to protect Hillary Clinton.

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US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails


The U.S. Navy conducted a failed ballistic missile intercept Wednesday with its SM-3 Block IIA off the coast of Hawaii.

The destroyer John Paul Jones, running the Navy’s top-of-the-line Aegis Baseline 9.C2 combat system, failed to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii.

The destroyer detected and tracked the target on the AN/SPY-1 phased array radar but was unable to intercept it. It was the second test of this latest iteration of the SM-3. The John Paul Jones successfully shot down a target in February with it. That test was the first intercept using Baseline 9.2C.

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Trump plans to dismantle Obama-era “Startup Visa”


>Obama rule gave residence to foreigners who lined up $250,000 in capital.

A regulation from the Obama administration that would have allowed foreign-born entrepreneurs who raise investor cash to build their startups in the US won't be allowed to go into effect.

The Department of Homeland Security will file an official notice to delay the International Entrepreneur Rule for eight months. The intention is to eliminate the rule entirely, according to sources briefed on the matter who spoke to The Wall Street Journal.

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Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial


A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.

Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz declared a mistrial after more than 30 hours of jury deliberations over five days. The jurors had said earlier Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict in Officer Ray Tensing's trial, but Ghiz had sent them back to try again on the counts of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

Instead, they sent her another note some three hours later, saying: "We are almost evenly split regarding our votes." The note said they didn't foresee reaching a unanimous verdict.

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Bill Cosby plans motivational speaking tour to talk about dealing with sexual assault allegations


>Mr Cosby has always denied the charges levelled at him

Comedian Bill Cosby - currently facing charges of sexual assault - wants to embark on a motivational speaking tour to talk to people about dealing with such allegations.

Last weekend, a judge ruled a mistrial after a jury was unable to agree a verdict on the charges that that he drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand. Prosecutors say they will retry the case.

Lawyers had said Ms Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team, was attacked by Mr Cosby at his home near Philadelphia in January 2004. He had denied the allegation.

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Ohio Councilman: Stop Sending EMS For Overdoses


In the city of Middletown, Ohio, the once proud home of the Mighty Middletown Middies, the Paul Sorg paper company, AK Steel, and NFL star Cris Carter, what remains is a disaster of a city that's been plagued by drug addiction and the loss of industry.

Thirty years ago the city was a popular hotspot in the region with high paying jobs and a booming manufacturing industry. A steel town that took care of it's own people. A promising place to raise a family with new homes sprouting up as fast as they could be built.

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Texas, three more states on California’s banned travel list


California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.

All totaled, California now bans most state-funded travel to eight states.

The new additions to California’s restricted travel list are Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota.

They join Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee as states already subjected to the ban.

California Attorney Xavier Becerra announced the new states at a Thursday press conference, where he was joined by representatives from ACLU Northern California and Equality California.

“We will not spend taxpayer dollars in states that discriminate,” Becerra said.

California’s Legislature last year voted to restrict state-funded travel to states with laws that allow businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people.

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Mediaite Tried So Hard To Make A Black Intern Look Like A White Supremacist


The congressional intern Mediaite cast as a white supremacist Wednesday is actually black, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Nate Washington is a black conservative attending Western Kentucky University and is a former intern of Republican Sen. Tom Cotton.

Mediaite contributor Caleb Ecarma implied that Nate Washington is a white supremacist by linking his use of the term “cuck” to alt-right and neo-Nazi groups and framing his political views as racist, all the while leaving out mention of his race.

“He 100 percent tried to cast me as a white supremacist,” Washington told The DCNF.

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Ohio's Wright Patterson Air Force Base and ET's?


There's a popular belief in the Ohio Valley that Wright Patterson Air Force Base is a location where extraterrestrial craft, and even the bodies of the aliens which were recovered after the Roswell crash, is being housed in the facility.

Rumors from former employees have spread like wildfire across the region to suggest that such technologies may be in the possession of the United States Government. Only those with high level security clearances would be authorized to actually see advanced technological machinery however.

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Paris Champs-Elysées attacker had gun licence despite being on terror watchlist


Questions arose Tuesday over how a known terrorist, who rammed a car laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees, was able to hold a firearms license.

Adam Djaziri, a 31-year-old who had been on a terror watch list since 2015, was killed on Monday as his car smashed into the police van on the French capital's most famous avenue.

Two handguns and a Kalashnikov-style assault rifle were found in the car, while a weapons stash was discovered at the home of the attacker.

A source close to the inquiry said a letter had been found in which Djaziri claimed allegiance to Daesh terror group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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More Proof Comey is a ...


Fired FBI Director James Comey and his wife Patrice Failor were seen entering The New York Times office on Thursday. There were photos that caught the couple entering the building at Eight Avenue which houses the publication, and another by what appears to be the reception area.

Comey tried to be inconspicuous with their “quiet visit” to The New York Times office as he also kept his sunglasses on and his gaze forward. With the ousted FBI chief’s towering figure, however, that’s nearly impossible to accomplish.

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China to standardize use of English on public signs


Chinese authorities on June 20 issued a national standard for the use of English in the public domain, eradicating poor translations that damage the country’s image.

The standard, jointly issued by China’s Standardization Administration and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, aims to improve the quality of English translations in 13 public arenas, including transportation, entertainment, medicine and financial services. It will take effect on Dec. 1, 2017.

According to the standard, English translations should prioritize correct grammar and a proper register, while rare expressions and vocabulary words should be avoided. The standard requires that English not be overused in public sectors, and that translations not contain content that damages the images of China or other countries. Discriminatory and hurtful words have also been banned. The standard provided sample translations for reference, and warned against direct translation.

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'Pizzagate' Gunman Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison


A North Carolina man who fired an AR-15 rifle inside a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C., last year as he was "investigating" a baseless conspiracy theory has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Edgar Maddison Welch pleaded guilty in March to federal charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and transporting a firearm over state lines. The case is seen as a clear example of the potential real-world consequences of fake news stories.

During the sentencing hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson stressed that Welch's actions "literally left psychological wreckage," The Associated Press reported.

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Children on Mini-Crossbow Trend are Tormenting Chinese Parents


There’s a new toy craze among children in China that’s causing headaches to parents and school officials for its inherent danger. Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the latest fad for schoolkids in Asia’s largest economy.

Shenzhen and Qingdao and other cities have already resorted to banning the sales of the $1 palm-sized contraptions which are strong enough to puncture soda cans, apples and cardboard, depending on the projectile.

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2 dead as tornado, storms batter northern Germany


>High winds and heavy rain have hit northern parts of Germany, shutting down several train lines and killing at least two people. The adverse weather conditions followed several weeks of summery weather.

A 50-year-old man was killed when his car was struck by a tree in the town of Uelzen in Lower Saxony, as the German weather service DWD confirmed that a tornado had caused widespread damage across northern Germany.

A cyclist was also severely injured by another tree nearby as the atypical weather pattern hit the region.

Meanwhile, an 83-year-old woman died at Gifhorn, also in Lower Saxony, after her car hit a tree that had been blown across the street in strong gales, police said.

The fire department was called to help in 250 different incidents in and around the major port city of Hamburg, while the eastern city of Magdeburg lost power in some areas. There were also reports of livestock being killed in weather-related incidents in some rural areas.

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Finally Some Real Russian Leaks: Accidentally Reveal New Military Satellites


In a blunder that's certainly going to make Vladimir Putin’s head spin, Russian defense officials, including the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu, toured the ISS Reshetnev satellite factory near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

In several media photoshoots however blueprints and specifications were actually caught in the photo opportunities and were spread around the Russian Ministry of Defense agency's website.

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Conservative party call centre 'may have broken election law'


The Conservative party allegedly operated a secret call centre during the election campaign that may have broken data protection and election laws, according to an investigation by Channel 4 News.

An undercover investigation by the programme has found that the party used a market research firm to make thousands of cold calls to voters in marginal seats in the weeks before the election.

Call centre employees working on behalf of the party used a script that appeared to canvass for support rather than conduct market research. On the day of the election, call centre employees contacted voters to promote individual candidates, which may be a breach of electoral law, the investigation claimed.

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The Queen reported to West Yorkshire Police for 'not wearing seat belt'


The Queen has been reported to West Yorkshire Police for not wearing a seat belt in the official car for the State Opening of Parliament.

A 999 call was made by someone saying the monarch was not strapped in while being driven through London.

The phone call was confirmed in a tweet by the West Yorkshire force, which added the hashtags #not999 #notevenwestyorkshire.

Civil and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against the Queen in UK law.

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A Former FBI Whistleblower “Sang Like A Canary” About One World Government And Pedophilia


He talked about a satanic cult group; drugs flown into various military bases from other countries. You will be surprised how those drugs were disguised - in plastic bags inside dead military personnel. Illuminati and Satanism, he confirmed apparently are synonymous.Hear him talk about child sacrifice (a satanic ceremony).

He became involved in a case concerning a covert military-criminal-government-enterprise, which operates ‘full throttle’. He documented the pedophile ring associated with it where children were taken to sex orgies in Washington, DC, all the way up to the White House! Gunderson got involved in 1987.

Here is the 1 hour 3 minute video of FBI whistleblower Gunderson’s talk divulging the above information and much, much more. The “Conspiracy of Silence” is not conspiracy theory!

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Former nurse suspected of killing up to 60 children


A former nurse in Texas was charged Wednesday in the 1981 murder of a 2-year-old girl.

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood told ABC News Thursday that Genene Jones, 66, is suspected of killing as many as 60 children during her time as a nurse.

"We looked at her work schedule and when these babies were passing and the increase in passing under her direct work schedule was astronomical," said LaHood.

The district attorney's office said in a statement Wednesday that Jones had been indicted for the Sept. 16, 1981, murder of then 2-year-old Rosemary Vega. Last month, Jones was also charged with murder in a separate case for the Dec. 12, 1981, murder of then 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer.

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Milwaukee: Muslim threatens courthouse – “I’m gonna kill you all. Allah. Bomb.”


Charges have been filed against a man accused of making threats at the U.S. Courthouse near Jefferson and Wisconsin on Thursday, June 15th. The incident led to a traffic mess in downtown Milwaukee as several streets near the courthouse were shut down, and the courthouse itself, along with other businesses in the area, were evacuated.

The accused is 32-year-old Mohamad Hamdan of Milwaukee. He faces one felony count of “terrorist threats” and two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.

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Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed leftright 20/20leftright


Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters attacking the perimeter of an airbase and a demonstrator was killed, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people.

At least two soldiers shot long firearms through the fence at protesters from a distance of just a few feet. One man collapsed to the ground and was carried off by other protesters, television footage showed. Paramedics took at least two other injured people to a hospital, a Reuters witness said.

The protesters who attacked the fence outside La Carlota airbase in the wealthy east of Caracas, earlier burned a truck and a motorbike when security forces broke up a march destined for the attorney general's office.

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Historic Mosque destroyed by ISIS


The government of Iraq announced the destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, by ISIS terrorists, June 21.

The mosque was well known as the place where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his infamous speech July 4, 2014.

The mosque had stood in Mosul for over eight centuries, and its famous leaning minaret earned the city of Mosul the nickname “the hunchback.”

The Coalition is working by, with, and through the government of Iraq to defeat ISIS in Mosul and throughout Iraq. The Coalition contributes to the defeat of ISIS by providing the Iraqi forces with equipment, training, intelligence and surveillance, precision fire support and military advice to leaders. The Coalition has enabled the Iraqi Security Forces to reclaim over 47,000 square kilometers of their land from ISIS for the people of Iraq.

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Sean Hannity releases 4 minute video of Obama praising Islam


Many have questioned Barack Obama’s relationship with Islam—while some insist he is Muslim, others have observed he gives preferential treatment to Islam over other religious dogmas. Obama’s defenders always claim those taking issue with his defence of Islam are taking his words out of context—but recent findings show the truth to be unavoidable.

Now that his tenure is coming to an end, Obama’s record is much clearer—thanks to FNC’s Sean Hannity, we now have a video that runs a total of four minutes showing most or all of Obama’s pro-Islamic declarations over the course of his time in the national spotlight.

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Video: Johnny Depp Jokes About Assassination Of President Trump


Depp could find himself in deep water over the remarks, where he stated to the crowd “Can we bring Trump here?” Depp asked a crowd of attendees Thursday while introducing a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine. “I think he needs help.”

As the 54-year-old has-been actor went into the crowd, “This is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible. But I like that you’re all a part of it.”

Depp continued in an apparent reference to John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, Depp said, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

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238 Arrested in Major Hollywood Pedophile Ring Bust


The Department of Justice has just conducted a series of raids across Los Angeles and arrested 238 people in connection with a Hollywood pedophilia network.According to police, the arrests included some "major Hollywood players" as well as politicians, white-collar professionals, a monk, and other high-ranking clergy members.The raids were conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes against Children task force, working directly with the Justice Department.Codenamed "Operation Broken Heart III", the sweeping raids targeted offenders wanted for the sexual exploitation of children, child prostitution, sex tourism and possessing and distributing child pornography, said Deputy Chief Matt Blake of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Massive Pedophile Ring Rounded up in California


"Operation Reclaim and Rebuild focused on rescuing victims of sexual slavery and human trafficking, providing victims with much-needed services, identifying and arresting their captors, seeking successful prosecutions, and disrupting the demand for vulnerable victims by targeting their customers."

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Trump claims attaching solar panels to Mexico border wall will ensure fortification 'pays for itself


>'We’re thinking of something that’s unique, we’re talking about the southern border. Lots of sun, lots of heat,' the US president said

US President Donald Trump said he’s proposed building a “solar wall” on the Mexican border that would pay for itself by generating electricity.

“We’re thinking of something that’s unique, we’re talking about the southern border. Lots of sun, lots of heat,” Mr Trump said at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“We’re thinking about building the wall as a solar wall, so it creates energy, and pays for itself. And this way Mexico will have to pay much less money, and that’s good. Is that good?”

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