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At least three killed in "day of rage" protests in Jerusalem
- July 22, 2017

CHURCH leaders in Jerusalem have fervently condemned the escalation of violence at the Temple Mount - or Haram ash-Sharif - the highly contested religious site in the Israeli-occupied Old City of Jerusalem . "This is our place of prayer, we have sovereignty here", Salaam added. The Fatah Movement has called for a " day of rage " on Wednesday against the measures. (more...)
Here is where to see the solar eclipse Here is where to see the solar eclipse
- July 22, 2017

Scott Evans sat down with Doctor Alex Young with the Nasa's Goddard space center in Maryland to find out more about what happens during a total solar eclipse . To have a sense of how dramatic the eclipse might be in your location, check out this video. Littmann has been asking that question since his first eclipse decades ago. (more...)
Venezuela protesters block streets as general strike looms Venezuela protesters block streets as general strike looms
- July 21, 2017

Much of the other half serves as payment of debt owed to China, so a total cut in exports to the USA would slash Venezuelan government income by 75 percent, Angel Alvarado, a member of congress and economist, told The Associated Press. Venezuela's opposition called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to pressure Maduro to drop his plans to rewrite the constitution. "They have to call general elections". (more...)
French army chief resigns over dispute with Macron French army chief resigns over dispute with Macron
- July 20, 2017

In his first political test at home, Macron, the youngest head of state in France's modern history, stressed that despite the planned spending cut, the defence budget "will protect the country". Macron pledged during his election campaign to boost defense spending to 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2025, in line with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation targets. (more...)
Liverpool agree fee with Hull for Andrew Robertson Liverpool agree fee with Hull for Andrew Robertson
- July 20, 2017

This is a very, very smart piece of business from Liverpool , who are proving a very adept club when it comes to selling deadwood for decent money. Klopp is believed to have drawn up a list of alternatives, but it is far from an ideal situation. (more...)
Palestinians boycott Israeli measures at Al-Aqsa Mosque Palestinians boycott Israeli measures at Al-Aqsa Mosque
- July 20, 2017

Since 2015, Palestinians have killed 45 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and attacks using cars. Palestinians have already been performing prayers outside the compound in protest since it was reopened on Sunday after a two-day closure. Conflicts over the walled holy site, revered by Muslims and Jews, have repeatedly triggered Israeli-Palestinian confrontations. (more...)
Karnataka state to have its own flag? Karnataka state to have its own flag?
- July 20, 2017

The Congress in Delhi is uncomfortable by its Karnataka chapter's demand, though it comes in the wake of public protests against the Centre's forcible imposition of Hindi in the non-Hindi-speaking states in the south. "The committee was set up in July but has not met yet". A strong debate is taking place across the nation soon after the Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah set up a panel to have a separate "flag" for the state of 'Karnataka'. (more...)
Saudi king pressured USA to seek reopening of Al Aqsa Mosque Saudi king pressured USA to seek reopening of Al Aqsa Mosque
- July 19, 2017

A rash of Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers erupted in 2015, partly over tensions at the holy site. Israeli police have beefed up security, deploying hundreds of troops and erecting roadblocks at the entrances of Jerusalem's Old City, barring non-residents from entering. (more...)
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Transferred Out Of Prison Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Transferred Out Of Prison
- July 19, 2017

Hastert, 75, pleaded guilty to a May 2015 indictment that accused him of illegally structuring bank withdrawals and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an effort to pay off someone known publicly as "Individual A", who claimed that Hastert had abused him and later offered him a sum of $3.5 million to stay silent. (more...)
Aussie Woman 'Was Wearing Pyjamas' When Shot Dead By US Police Aussie Woman 'Was Wearing Pyjamas' When Shot Dead By US Police
- July 18, 2017

Noor joined the Minneapolis Police Department in March of 2015 and was later celebrated as the first Somali officer for the 5th Precinct. The newspaper reported that she was engaged to be married and had already taken her fiance's last name. (more...)
North Korea fuel prices surge after China cuts oil supplies North Korea fuel prices surge after China cuts oil supplies
- July 18, 2017

The move came as part of the global pressure on Pyongyang to curb its nuclear and missile programs. The targeting of clothes or textile manufacturers may be outside current parameters of US sanctions, but according to Kim Han-kwon, a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy in South Korea, the move may be a response to North Korea's changing approach to earning foreign currency for the regime as Chinese restrictions have banned exports like coal, News 1 reported. (more...)
Monsoon session 2017 begins today, here is the agenda Monsoon session 2017 begins today, here is the agenda
- July 18, 2017

The Opposition parties that include the Congress, CPI-M, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and DMK among others, have already clarified that besides the elections of the President and Vice President, they will have floor coordination in Parliament to corner the government. (more...)
Police release suspect sketch in Delphi murders Police release suspect sketch in Delphi murders
- July 18, 2017

We ask that you focus on the person's facial features. According to the ISP's press release, the composite sketch is a result of information collected throughout the now nearly six-month long investigation. Police have tracked down thousands of leads throughout the state. It's been more than five months since the girls' bodies were found on a trail near the Monon High Bridge. (more...)
Tributes pour in for Martin Landau, dead at 89 Tributes pour in for Martin Landau, dead at 89
- July 17, 2017

Landau - born and raised in Brooklyn - landed a job as a cartoonist at the New York Daily News at age 17, until he quit five years later to pursue acting. The comeback role led to Landau's first Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, though he lost to Kevin Kline's knockout comic turn in A Fish Called Wanda. (more...)
South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North
- July 17, 2017

But Moon's overture, the first formal offer of talks since his inauguration in May, indicates he wants to use dialogue to defuse the global standoff over North Korea's weapons programs, despite having condemned the North's first intercontinental ballistic missile test on July 4 and vowed a firm response. (more...)
Calif. Gov., Bloomberg Launch New Climate Coalition Calif. Gov., Bloomberg Launch New Climate Coalition
- July 15, 2017

It's the latest effort by cities and states, and Brown in particular, to fight back against President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the worldwide pact. According to the New York Times , the measurements will stretch through at least 2025 - the year that the United States, under President Obama, had pledged to meet its national commitment. (more...)
2 killed, 4 injured in stabbing incident in Egypt 2 killed, 4 injured in stabbing incident in Egypt
- July 15, 2017

Abdelaziz said two of the injured were Czech and two Armenian and were being treated at a local hospital. It gave no further details and did not provide the nationalities of the victims. The suspect is being questioned by police to determine his motives, it adds. The reason of the attack is still unknown. In a similar attack in January 2016, two men with ISIS sympathies stabbed and wounded three tourists in the same resort. (more...)
China border row will be resolved peacefully, opposition told China border row will be resolved peacefully, opposition told
- July 15, 2017

People's Daily has published this article-"If this can be tolerated, what cannot be tolerated?", the editorial refers to India's alleged attempts to "erode" Chinese territory, recounts Indian Army provocation and warns of retaliation. A report in American digital journal - After Midnight - has claimed that India is planning to launch a missile which can target all of China . "Those channels will continue to be used", External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said when asked about ... (more...)
Human Remains Found At Pennsylvania Farm In Search For Missing Men Human Remains Found At Pennsylvania Farm In Search For Missing Men
- July 14, 2017

Of the remains found, only Finocchiaro has been identified, although police are not yet saying how many bodies were found and the cause of death. Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub , who had identified the names and ages of the four missing men stated that the search effort is like "finding needles in a haystack". (more...)
Endangered whale kills rescuer moments after he frees it from fishing net Endangered whale kills rescuer moments after he frees it from fishing net
- July 14, 2017

Howlett had successfully rescued over two dozen whales caught in lines over the past 15 years, his friends said. "His expertise and dedication will be greatly missed", he added. Joe Howlett, a lobsterman, boat captain, and certified whale disentanglement expert, had worked previously as the captain of the M/V Shelagh, a Canadian Whale Institute vessel that conducted joint field surveys with the aquarium, the Boston institution said in a statement . (more...)
Manhunt after 3 shot dead at Alabama mobile home community Manhunt after 3 shot dead at Alabama mobile home community
- July 13, 2017

Gardendale police released a photo of a potential suspect in a Facebook post and told residents to stay inside while they looked for a man described as an active shooter. Police said that during the alleged assault, Lever made the girl watch pornographic films and forced her to perform the acts they watched in the movies. (more...)
Explosive device detonated at USA air force facility in Oklahoma Explosive device detonated at USA air force facility in Oklahoma
- July 12, 2017

The witness reportedly told investigators a person on a red "crotch rocket" motorcycle drove up to the front of the recruiting center and threw a backpack at the front entrance and drove away quickly before the explosion. Police said the center was closed at the time of the bombing and that no one was injured. They believe it may have been a pipe bomb . But terrorism has not been ruled out as a possible motive. (more...)
Dalian Wanda to Sell $9.3 Billion in Hotels and Tourism Stakes Dalian Wanda to Sell $9.3 Billion in Hotels and Tourism Stakes
- July 11, 2017

Wanda is among conglomerates including Fosun International Ltd (復星國際), HNA Group Co (海航集團) and Anbang Insurance Group Co (安邦保險集團) whose loans are under government scrutiny after China's banking regulator asked some lenders to provide information on overseas loans to the companies, people familiar with the matter said last month. (more...)
German, US doctors visit ill Chinese Nobel victor German, US doctors visit ill Chinese Nobel victor
- July 10, 2017

The First Hospital of China Medical University said Mr Liu, 61, was visited by American oncology expert Joseph Herman from the MD Anderson Cancer Centre and German doctor Marcus Buchler from Heidelberg University. Although the Chinese government has so far showed no sign that it would free Liu or allow him to travel overseas, it has acceded to family requests to allow liver cancer experts from Germany, the USA and elsewhere to join the Chinese medical team treating Liu. (more...)
Rex Tillerson says Russian Federation must reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine
- July 10, 2017

Tillerson has appointed a special envoy to examine possibilities for jump-starting implementation of a two-year-old peace roadmap known as the Minsk Agreement. Trump met with Putin. When pressed on the question , Mr. Tillerson used language he had used Friday night, as the meeting in Hamburg broke up, calling the election hacks the "first topic for discussion". (more...)
One dead, eight wounded after shooting at OH gender-reveal party One dead, eight wounded after shooting at OH gender-reveal party
- July 10, 2017

The witness says the two shooters were in all black and wearing hoods. The guests at the gender reveal party were all friends and family of the expectant mother. "This will be one of those nights". "They were all there for a very positive reason when somebody opened fire", Love told FOX 19. "He said 'it was just horrific, something that was unimaginable, ' and when he started calling for help, he said ' what am I supposed to say, I've got a lot of people shot". (more...)
In Warsaw With Father, Ivanka Trump Honors Polish Jews Killed During Holocaust In Warsaw With Father, Ivanka Trump Honors Polish Jews Killed During Holocaust
- July 09, 2017

Social media lit up Thursday with a clip showing Poland's first lady supposedly ignoring President Trump in favor of greeting USA first lady Melania when he went in for a handshake during his visit to Warsaw . The warm in Poland welcome is a boost for Trump ahead of that summit, says Marek Matraszek, Chairman of lobbyist firm CEC Government Relations. "We are fighting hard against radical Islamic terrorism, and we will prevail", Trump said. (more...)
Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber fights back to beat Shelby Rogers Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber fights back to beat Shelby Rogers
- July 09, 2017

A dead net-chord on the very first point of the tie-break gave her an early advantage but the backhand that had served her so well in the two sets went to pieces and at changeover, she trailed 1-5. Tsonga served first upon resumption of the match, but Querrey immediately broke to seal the victory. However, Leander Paes and Yifan Xu, and Zhaoxuan Yang and Divij Sharan lost their first-round matches late on Friday. (more...)
That Trump tweet on the DNC hack has 3 errors That Trump tweet on the DNC hack has 3 errors
- July 08, 2017

President Trump is in Hamburg for the G20 meeting on Friday, along with the leaders of 19 other world powers. "Get a grip man, the Russians committed a crime when they stole my emails to help get you elected President", Mr Podesta wrote . (more...)
U.S. ready to work with Russian Federation on Syria 'no-fly zones' U.S. ready to work with Russian Federation on Syria 'no-fly zones'
- July 08, 2017

Russia and the United States support opposing sides in Syria - Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also carries out strikes against anti-Assad rebel groups, some of whom are armed and supported by the USA to fight ISIS. The statement made no mention of Assad regime's future. Both the USA and Russian Federation oppose the Islamic State group in Syria . Tillerson said the difference this time is Russia's interest in seeing Syria return to stability. (more...)