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Corrupt former Federation Internationale de Football Association official Chuck Blazer dies aged 72, lawyer confirms Corrupt former Federation Internationale de Football Association official Chuck Blazer dies aged 72, lawyer confirms
- July 14, 2017

USA national team coach Bruce Arena was asked about Blazer's death following the Americans' 3-2 Gold Cup win over Martinique and told reporters: "I'm sorry for the passing of Chuck Blazer". At one stage, Blazer reportedly owned two apartments in Trump Tower, one for himself and another for his cats. US government agents stopped him on a Manhattan street, threatened him with arrest, and he became a government informant. (more...)
Rights Groups, Nobel Commission Express Regret Over Liu Xiaobo's Death Rights Groups, Nobel Commission Express Regret Over Liu Xiaobo's Death
- July 14, 2017

Republican Senator Tom Cotton said Liu Xiaobo has shown "a quiet but formidable courage that will live on in the hearts of all Chinese people who long to be free". In 2010, Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his struggle to seek political reforms in China. "My thoughts and prayers are with her, their family and the countless friends Liu Xiaobo had around the world". (more...)
Flash flood watch issued for Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Flash flood watch issued for Chenango, Delaware and Otsego
- July 14, 2017

Heavy thunderstorms are causing travel difficulties around southern Wisconsin because of flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for almost two dozen West Virginia counties through Friday evening. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads; find an alternate route. Strong storms and heavy rain are on the way for parts of Western Pennsylvania on Thursday . (more...)
Four young men reported missing in Bucks County Four young men reported missing in Bucks County
- July 13, 2017

The next update in the case is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday in Solebury, Weintraub said . Police on Monday arrested DiNardo on an unrelated gun charge. Not yet. Police on Monday arrested Cosmo DiNardo , 20, whose family owns the farm in Solebury Township that authorities searched. Sturgis and Meo worked together, while Finocchiaro was a mutual friend. (more...)
Florida beachgoers form 80-person human chain to save drowning family Florida beachgoers form 80-person human chain to save drowning family
- July 12, 2017

Simmons' husband and other men then began forming a human chain to rescue those who were trapped out in the rip current. Ursrey's mother suffered a major heart attack during the ordeal and remains hospitalized. "I knew I could get out there and get to them", she told the Panama City News Herald . And if it wasn't for fast-acting Jessica Simmons and her husband, the Ursrey family probably would've drowned. (more...)
No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod
- July 11, 2017

From the 4th to 9th centuries, large scale rituals were conducted on the island, during which prayers were performed for safe ocean voyagers, according to the Okinoshima Heritage website . Okitsugu shrine of the Munakata Taisha at Okinoshima island , some 60 kilometres from Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture. "Shinto treats blood as an impurity". (more...)
More Heavy Rain Forecast for Japan as Death Toll Rises to 16 More Heavy Rain Forecast for Japan as Death Toll Rises to 16
- July 11, 2017

Torrential rains started to inundate rivers and residential areas late Wednesday. While the seasonal rain front has reportedly moved north to the Korean Peninsula, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) there is still a chance of concentrated heavy rain in northern Kyushu due to the arrival of a warm, wet air mass. (more...)
NY Trooper Shot And Killed In Jefferson County NY Trooper Shot And Killed In Jefferson County
- July 11, 2017

The couple lived in a trailer on the property. U.S. Army soldier Justin Walters, 32, has been accused of killing his wife and a state trooper and injuring another woman on Sunday, July 9. The neighbor was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, Watertown Daily Times learned . He's being held without bail. Walters didn't have a lawyer at the arraignment. (more...)
Two US planes hold terminating drills with South Korean powers Two US planes hold terminating drills with South Korean powers
- July 10, 2017

Pacific Air Forces said in a statement. As it turns out, North Korea was right about the missile test, and America wasn't happy with its actions and made a decision to return the favor with a supreme show of force . The Korean War was marked by deadly USA bombing campaigns in Korea. In a separate meeting, Abe and Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two sides to reinforce the foundations of ... (more...)
The British government has no involvement with the case of Charlie Gard The British government has no involvement with the case of Charlie Gard
- July 10, 2017

His comments come after two United States congressmen who offered the parents a U.S. resident status, in a bid to allow them to travel there for experimental treatment. "We believe, in common with Charlie's parents, it is right to explore this evidence", Great Ormond Street Hospital said in a statement Friday. Ms Yates added: "If he's still fighting, we're still fighting". (more...)
American tourist beaten dead in Greece American tourist beaten dead in Greece
- July 10, 2017

It is unclear why the fight broke out. It's unknown what started the altercation, but witnesses reported seeing Henderson surrounded by a crowd of as many as 10 people, according to local newspaper Kathimerini . The Henderson family said in a statement that they are devastated by the loss of their beloved son. University of Arizona President Robert C. (more...)
Mosul completely liberated from Daesh terrorist group Mosul completely liberated from Daesh terrorist group
- July 10, 2017

On Friday, the USA military officially confirmed a total of 603 civilian deaths in the US-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria , although independent research and human rights group estimate the figures to be significantly higher. The Iraqi advance began to slow. The militants control less than a square kilometer (less than a mile) of territory in the shattered city in northern Iraq, but they were using human shields, suicide bombers and snipers in a fight to the death . (more...)
Mom charged in kids' deaths in country illegally Mom charged in kids' deaths in country illegally
- July 09, 2017

The fifth child, Diana Romero, 9, has been hospitalized at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta where she is said to be in a serious but stable condition. "This is a horrendous crime not only for the victims but for the extended family, neighborhood and community". He said that she had begun acting differently, and was "a lot meaner" after the death of her father. (more...)
Delta flight returns to Seattle after passenger assaults flight attendant Delta flight returns to Seattle after passenger assaults flight attendant
- July 09, 2017

According to an FBI investigator's account, Hudek was served a single beer on the flight and did not appear to be impaired. Delta flight attendants receive seven to eight weeks of initial training and recurrent training of which a "significant portion" focuses on the safety of passengers and flight attendants , according to a Delta spokesperson. (more...)
Trump Pledges Quick Trade Deal With Post-Brexit Britain Trump Pledges Quick Trade Deal With Post-Brexit Britain
- July 09, 2017

May said Trump made clear "that he was very keen to come to London ". May is looking to secure a trade deal with the United States as Britain renegotiates its terms of trade with the European Union ahead of its withdrawal from the 28-nation bloc. (more...)
Isuzu MU-X, D-Max V-Cross become cheaper post GST Isuzu MU-X, D-Max V-Cross become cheaper post GST
- July 08, 2017

Automobile companies such as Tata Motors, Hyundai Motor India and Nissan Motor India on Thursday said that they have slashed vehicle prices post the introduction of the GST. The price of the mu-X, Isuzu's new 7-seater premium SUV has been revised to Rs. 22,38,358 (4X2 Variant) ex-showroom Chennai, a reduction of 8 %. The V-Cross and the MU-X have received a price cut, in-line with the incorporation of GST. (more...)
Air Force base evacuated as bomb squad investigates 'suspicious truck' Air Force base evacuated as bomb squad investigates 'suspicious truck'
- July 08, 2017

A police bomb squad and air wing were deployed to the scene. Security Forces were doing a routine vehicle inspection when around 9:00 A.M. when they detected something that caused response actions. No injuries have been reported at this time and the investigation is ongoing. The base is home to the 66th Medical Squadron and is one of five centers under the Air Force Materiel Command. (more...)
UW scientists create the first battery-free mobile phone UW scientists create the first battery-free mobile phone
- July 08, 2017

Shyam Gollakota of the UV said that the research team had to rethink how the phones are made. The study was published in the Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies . (more...)
Canada 'paid $8m' to Omar Khadr, ex-Guantanamo detainee Canada 'paid $8m' to Omar Khadr, ex-Guantanamo detainee
- July 08, 2017

News of Khadr's settlement sparked anger earlier this week, as many Canadians consider him to be a terrorist. A petition launched by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation opposing the settlement money had gained over 50,000 signatures by Thursday. (more...)
Blac Chyna Claims Rob Kardashian Was Violent With Her Blac Chyna Claims Rob Kardashian Was Violent With Her
- July 08, 2017

He even said that there is a strong possibility that Chyna is pregnant with his second baby although she did sleep with other men immediately after that. He also posted another photo of the pair in bed, with the simple caption, "SMILE". After Instagram shut down Rob's account Wednesday afternoon, he went to Twitter to continue his tirade. (more...)
Police suspect Manchester bomber 'did not act alone' Police suspect Manchester bomber 'did not act alone'
- July 08, 2017

Mr Jackson said attempts to speak to Hashem Abedi were part of an "ongoing" process but he refused to elaborate or say whether British police had travelled to Libya. The bomb had a "devastating" impact and gouged out a section of the concrete floor of Manchester Arena in the heart of the city. Suicide bomber Salman Abedi is believed to have worked with a network of people. (more...)
United Nations urges McAuliffe to halt Morva's execution United Nations urges McAuliffe to halt Morva's execution
- July 07, 2017

Terry McAuliff to spare the convicted killer's life ahead of his execution on Thursday. "I just want justice for my son", she told the Roanoke Times on Wednesday. Morva's execution is set for 9 p.m. Thursday. "We are concerned at Mr Morva's deteriorating psychosocial condition", UN Special Rapporteurs Agnes Callamard and Dainius Pûras said in a statement on Wednesday. (more...)
Lil Wayne Drops Four New Songs Lil Wayne Drops Four New Songs
- July 07, 2017

Check out the new tracks here. The New Orleans rapper also shared "Loyalty", "Mula Gang", and "Fireworks". "Thanks for being there and patiently waiting while I endure this fight #youngmoney #freeC5 ". Despite his album's holdup, Lil Wayne has had a productive year thus far. Despite the many issues Lil Wayne has faced over the past couple years, he has still blown us away with all of his successes to include this four-track project. (more...)
EU, Japan officials seal trade agreement, EU official says EU, Japan officials seal trade agreement, EU official says
- July 07, 2017

At the heart of the accord is an agreement for the European Union to open its market to the world-leading Japanese auto industry, with Tokyo in return scrapping barriers to European Union farming products, especially dairy. The big win for Japan is the removal of import barriers on Japanese cars and auto parts to Europe. Today, we are setting a new benchmark in trade in agriculture. (more...)
Trump considering 'pretty severe things' over North Korea threat Trump considering 'pretty severe things' over North Korea threat
- July 07, 2017

The president delivered his remarks at the site of a Warsaw monument to the 1944 Polish resistance against German occupation, a symbol of the country's struggle to shake the brutal Nazi invasion during World War II. election. When asked if he could definitively say Russian Federation interfered in the USA election, Trump responded that "I think it was Russian Federation and I think it could have been other people in other countries ". (more...)
EU negotiator: Brexit will hurt, trade won't be easy EU negotiator: Brexit will hurt, trade won't be easy
- July 07, 2017

Theresa May , Brexit Secretary David Davis and Chancellor Philip Hammond have all said they want to leave the single market while still having a customs arrangement that achieves " frictionless " borders. These four freedoms - including freedom of movement - are indivisible and there can be no exceptions for certain sectors, he insisted. European Commission chief Brexit negotiator has rubbished the idea that Britain could have " frictionless trade" with the bloc after Brexit. (more...)
'China must teach India bitter lesson' 'China must teach India bitter lesson'
- July 06, 2017

In the early 1950s, China, India and Myanmar initiated the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, featuring mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty, non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and cooperation for mutual benefit, and peaceful co-existence. (more...)
Jean-Claude Juncker calls near empty European Parliament 'ridiculous' Jean-Claude Juncker calls near empty European Parliament 'ridiculous'
- July 06, 2017

He said it was "ridiculous, totally ridiculous" as he counted only about 30 MEPs in the huge room. The Presidency of the Council of the European Union rotates among member states at six-month intervals; Estonia began its term at the weekend. (more...)
Rob Kardashian Spends 4th of July Swimming with Dream! Rob Kardashian Spends 4th of July Swimming with Dream!
- July 06, 2017

In the new rant , he once again accused Chyna of infidelity with multiple other men and condemned her for getting intimate with another man in his bed. "I mean a BIG DUCK, a might duck, Ronald McDonald the Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Howard the Duck, Huey Dewy & Lewie....save the #DuckTales just hold this L, kiss ya kid & cut ya losses & move on...u got no moves bro". (more...)
Protesters make hell for Turnbull, Trump Protesters make hell for Turnbull, Trump
- July 06, 2017

Xi and Merkel will both attend the G20 summit, where they are expected to discuss a host of topics with other world leaders, including joint policies on climate change and world trade. In his talk with Gentiloni, the US leader again voiced his appreciation of the Italian official's efforts in hosting a successful Group of Seven meeting in May, the White House said. (more...)
Hillsboro police shoot, kill gunman trying to steal helicopter Hillsboro police shoot, kill gunman trying to steal helicopter
- July 05, 2017

The unknown man in the mask, who was carrying a gun, attempted hijacking of a helicopter at the airport near the city of Portland, Oregon, USA, but was mortally wounded by law enforcement. The incident is not believed to be an act of terrorism, Reimann said. "At that point our sergeant showed up". He then ran as well, climbed a fence and ran across Northeast Cornell Road, near the Comfort Inn. (more...)
China tells India to withdraw its troops from Chinese territory China tells India to withdraw its troops from Chinese territory
- July 05, 2017

At the centre of the confrontation is a road built by China in Doklam , which China refers to as Donglang. "In fact, Chinese maps show sizable areas of Bhutan as part of Tibet", Nehru said in the letter accessed by PTI here. Earlier in April this year, India's permanently deployed P-8I maritime surveillance and attack aircraft in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands near the Strait of Malacca intercepted a Yuan class conventional submarine which was deployed to check piracy activities. (more...)
Volvo discovers that kangaroos confuse their self-driving auto Volvo discovers that kangaroos confuse their self-driving auto
- July 05, 2017

Volvo first tested the animal detection software on moose in Sweden, and it worked a treat. "Although it hasn't been tested in a kangaroo-specific environment, there was an instance where black swans were interfering, and so they had to build into the vehicle the ability to recognise animals", Amy Kaa said. (more...)
Mark Cavendish injured in ugly crash with at the Tour de France Mark Cavendish injured in ugly crash with at the Tour de France
- July 05, 2017

Cavendish was taken to hospital with hand and shoulder injuries. 'I get on with Peter well, but I don't get. if he came across is one thing, but the elbow. Dimension Data's Cavendish fell heavily after taking a nudge from world champion Sagan in the final 100 metres in Vittel, and indicated his Tour may be finished. (more...)
Khadr to get apology, compensation over $10M as lawsuit settled Khadr to get apology, compensation over $10M as lawsuit settled
- July 05, 2017

Khadr is suspected of throwing a grenade that killed Special Forces Sgt. Christopher Speer and injuring Sgt. Layne Morris. The Canadian government granted Khadr bail in May 2015 after a judge rejected the Canadian government's request to block Khadr's release while he appeals his conviction. (more...)
Maryland will not forward voter data to Trump's voter integrity commission Maryland will not forward voter data to Trump's voter integrity commission
- July 04, 2017

She says some basic voter information has been public for decades, including registrations and election participation history. Gov. Henry McMaster, an early supporter of Trump's Republican presidential bid a year ago, believes the state should share voter information that is publicly available, his spokesman Brian Symmes said. (more...)
Burnley defender Keane set for Everton medical Burnley defender Keane set for Everton medical
- July 04, 2017

The England global defender has penned a five-year deal at Goodison Park. "I'm absolutely delighted to be at Everton, a fantastic football club with passionate fans and a great tradition and I can't wait to come into training tomorrow to meet all the lads", he said. (more...)
Is Donald Trump Plotting A Surprise Sneak Visit To The UK? Is Donald Trump Plotting A Surprise Sneak Visit To The UK?
- July 04, 2017

Speaking last month after the visit was not included in the Queen's Speech , Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Trump would be welcomed soon. James Slack, a spokesman for Mrs. "After the imposition of the migrant ban by President Trump, I am even more strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall". At the G20 Summit, Trump is slated to meet with Theresa May, President Xi of China, Mexican President Pena Nieto, President Abe of Japan, and Russian President ... (more...)
We didn't get invitation for GST launch event: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar We didn't get invitation for GST launch event: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
- July 04, 2017

Earlier on June 19, Chief Minister Nitish said that a thorough discussion will be held on the matter within the Janata Dal (United) party. Displeased about how the Opposition has let go of crucial issues, Kumar said: "The farmers' issue is now once again in the backburner". (more...)
US$1b flows in as bond connect market kicks off US$1b flows in as bond connect market kicks off
- July 04, 2017

Chinese regulators have also shown greater flexibility in adopting global standards, with foreign investors being allowed to settle bond transactions on a T+2 basis, on top of the original T+0 and T+1 arrangement. This is below the worldwide norm of about 10 percent, BNP Paribas said. According to the latest China Central Depository & Clearing data, foreign holdings of Chinese bonds rose for the third straight month to 775 billion yuan in May. (more...)
Wimbledon 2017: Kyrgios Retires Against Herbert After Hip Injury Wimbledon 2017: Kyrgios Retires Against Herbert After Hip Injury
- July 04, 2017

Nick Kyrgios retires from Wimbledon 2017. "And it's a black eye for him", McEnroe said at the start of the year. "I might need a bit of luck - and everything to fall into place - but I do believe I can win". "I was doing everything I could to help it, but just didn't have enough time", he said. The Australian struggled throughout the first-round match with his hip injury, bravely playing on, but proving no match for the Frenchman. (more...)
Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge pokes fun at bogus death reports Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge pokes fun at bogus death reports
- July 04, 2017

Frates, 32, of Beverly, has been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , or ALS, for the past five years. The man who inspired the viral Ice Bucket Challenge had a little fun over erroneous reports of his death on Monday - even using a hit Pearl Jam song to tell social media fans that he's very much still alive. (more...)
States without a plan: 11 USA states haven't passed budgets States without a plan: 11 USA states haven't passed budgets
- July 03, 2017

Despite the shutdown, state police, prisons, child welfare services, NJ Transit buses and trains, and other health and safety operations were still functioning, but other services such as motor vehicle inspections ground to a halt. Some Democrats in the Senate and Assembly have sided with Christie. Christie said he would remove about $150 million in school funding and other items previously agreed with Democrats unless the Assembly passed the Horizon bill. (more...)
More Than Two Dozen People Wounded in Arkansas Night Club Shooting More Than Two Dozen People Wounded in Arkansas Night Club Shooting
- July 03, 2017

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson called the shooting a "senseless violent tragedy " and offered state resources to Little Rock to address violent crime. Where did the shooting take place? Stodola promises that more information will be released this afternoon. No arrests have been announced. The mayor wrote on his Facebook page that, "We are committed to doing everything possible to bring safety to our city. (more...)
Rand Paul to GOP: Pass a 'Clean Repeal Like We Promised' Rand Paul to GOP: Pass a 'Clean Repeal Like We Promised'
- July 03, 2017

Underscoring the fissures within the GOP, conservative group leaders welcomed Trump's suggestion but said it didn't go far enough because it could open the door to a subsequent bipartisan compromise to replace Obama's law. House and Senate leaders long ago abandoned initial thoughts of first erasing Obama's law, and then replacing it. The comment seemingly contradicted what Mr. (more...)
Trump 'beats up' CNN in a wrestling match Trump 'beats up' CNN in a wrestling match
- July 03, 2017

And to be honest, I think that's why he was elected", Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said. "In response to Trump's tweet , CNN reposted Sanders" quote, writing, "@realDonaldTrump "The President in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. (more...)
Unmoored? Donald Trump defends Twitter attacks Unmoored? Donald Trump defends Twitter attacks
- July 03, 2017

Ms Brzezinski and Mr Scarborough responded to Mr Trump in an op-ed in the Washington Post on Friday titled " Donald Trump is not well". "We ignored their desperate pleas". It claimed to have no knowledge of any discussions between the Trump White House and the hosts. Trump did make room in the tirade to attack CNN as "garbage journalism". (more...)
Macron Returns to Mali for Security Summit
- July 03, 2017

Chadian President Idriss Deby said his country needed more financial support if it was to mobilize large numbers of troops for both the G5 force and the United Nations peacekeeper mission. Macron also hinted at French impatience with the slow pace of implementing a political accord between Mali's government and insurgents based in its desert north. (more...)
India launches new single nationwide tax amid confusion India launches new single nationwide tax amid confusion
- July 02, 2017

That's why he was confident that GST will be implemented, he said . India's president and the prime minister pressed a button heralding the major overhaul of the taxation system - known as the single Goods and Services Tax - from July 1. (more...)
India wants all men considered missing in Pakistan back India wants all men considered missing in Pakistan back
- July 02, 2017

The Indian statement also referred to the fact that Pakistan takes inordinately long to identify its own nationals in Indian prisons. The US side was represented by US Vice President Mike Pence, defence secretary James Mattis, secretary of state Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser Lt Gen. (more...)