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'We will not stand by idly' May vows crackdown on conversion therapy 'We will not stand by idly' May vows crackdown on conversion therapy
- July 04, 2018

More than two thirds, 68 percent, of respondents said they had avoided holding hands in public with a same-sex partner for fear of a negative reaction from others and 70 percent said they had avoided being open about their sexuality, for the same reason. (more...)
China's new laser-powered rifle can literally set you on fire China's new laser-powered rifle can literally set you on fire
- July 04, 2018

In what could either be seen as a science-fiction dream or a terrifying, realistic nightmare, Chinese forces could soon be equipped with a rifle described as the "laser AK-47". "It will look like an accident", added a second researcher on the project. But it'll take several zaps to burn a hole through a body and kill someone with this gun. (more...)
Thai soccer team: What the boys said to rescuers Thai soccer team: What the boys said to rescuers
- July 04, 2018

A video of the encounter was posted on Facebook by the Thai Navy SEALs , which shows the boys and their interactions with the divers. Thirteen, the boys report. Rescue divers had spent much of Monday making preparations for a final push to locate them, efforts that had been hampered by flooding that made it hard to move through the tight passageways of muddy water. (more...)
2 workers shot, wounded at Kansas elementary school 2 workers shot, wounded at Kansas elementary school
- July 03, 2018

The school is part of the Blue Valley School District and is located in the 15800 block of Linden Street. A GMC Denali that the suspect stole at gunpoint after fleeing the school was found later empty at the home of the carjacking victim, police said. (more...)
Syria war: 270,000 displaced by fighting in south-west Syria war: 270,000 displaced by fighting in south-west
- July 03, 2018

The government offensive that began June 19 has killed scores of people, wounded hundreds of others and forced more than 50,000 to flee to areas close to the borders with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights . It has never confirmed claims that it provides military aid to Syrian rebels. Addressing the Israeli cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had apprised Russian Federation and the United States of its position on the developments in the Golan, alluding ... (more...)
Putin, Trump to discuss Syria at July meeting Putin, Trump to discuss Syria at July meeting
- July 03, 2018

Responding to the reports , Russian television hosts declared that "Crimea is ours, Trump is ours". Indeed, Trump knows full well that a third figure will join him and Putin in Helsinki, albeit an invisible figure: the shadow of special counsel Robert S. (more...)
Philippine mayor who held drugs war ‘walk of shame’ shot dead Philippine mayor who held drugs war ‘walk of shame’ shot dead
- July 03, 2018

Halili was shot from a distance, most likely with a 5.56 or 7.62 caliber high-powered rifle, Provincial Chief Superintendent Edward E. Caranza said . Halili is the forth "narco" politician to be killed amid the Duterte's notorious war on drugs which the controversial Philippines leader has waged since he took his post in 2016. (more...)
Belgium charges 2 for attack plot on Iran opposition in France
- July 03, 2018

Rouhani is also due to visit Austria, which now holds the six-month presidency of the European Union, and hosts the detained Iranian diplomat. Belgian authorities said on Monday that the Iranian diplomat had been arrested along with a 38-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, suspected of plotting a bomb attack on the meeting in Paris attended by US President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , and several former European and Arab ministers. (more...)
New agencies join Facebook-Cambridge Analytica investigation, expand scope New agencies join Facebook-Cambridge Analytica investigation, expand scope
- July 03, 2018

The FTC is looking into the possibility that by allowing Kogan to use his app to acquire data on Facebook users without permission, the company violated a Consent Decree it signed in 2011 promising not to allow members' personal information to be shared without their consent. (more...)
Ministers rehearse for Queen's death for first time with secret exercise Ministers rehearse for Queen's death for first time with secret exercise
- July 03, 2018

Earlier it was reported that the Queen had an operation for cataract. The meeting, called " London Bridge", was scheduled even before the Queen was announced to miss a service at St Paul's Cathedral. The reason for such secrecy was unclear given that the precise nature of these proceedings, right down to the arcania of where copies of the new monarch's oath are to be filed, has been posted on the Privy Council website since February 2017. (more...)
White House builds Supreme Court confirmation team White House builds Supreme Court confirmation team
- July 03, 2018

Sanders also announced that Justin Clark, the director of the White House's office of public liaison, will oversee the administration's outreach to "key constituencies, coalitions, grassroots organizations and allies". Susan Collins are moderate Republicans who support access to abortion services. Speaking from the White House Monday afternoon, President Trump revealed he met with four potential nominees for the Supreme Court earlier in the day. (more...)
German Interior Minister threatens to quit over migrant policy
- July 03, 2018

Merkel and Seehofer, who heads Bavaria's ruling Christian Social Union (CSU), pulled back from the brink as they risked a coalition split that could have unraveled Merkel's chancellorship after nearly 13 years. He offered his resignation at a meeting with leaders of his party Sunday night - though he put it on hold ahead of a meeting Monday in Berlin with the CDU leadership. (more...)
Senior lawmaker warns prime minister to deliver on Brexit Senior lawmaker warns prime minister to deliver on Brexit
- July 03, 2018

But in a chilling warning to the PM, Mr Rees-Mogg compares her plight to that of Sir Robert Peel, the Conservative prime minister forced to quit after his party revolted over the repeal of the corn laws in the 19th century. The other, known as maximum facilitation or max-fac, aimed to employ new technology to remove the need for physical customs checks where possible. (more...)
Merkel, Rebel Minister Forge Agreement, Ensures Coalition Cabinet Merkel, Rebel Minister Forge Agreement, Ensures Coalition Cabinet
- July 03, 2018

The future of Merkel's governing coalition between the CDU-CSU alliance and the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) appeared to hang by a thread, as media slammed what they called a reckless game of chicken. The border deal , hailed by the German chancellor as a "good compromise", foresees setting up so-called transit centres on the southern border, where asylum seekers who have already been registered in other European Union countries will be held until they can be sent back to those ... (more...)
Archbishop Wilson sentenced to 12 months' detention for abuse cover-up Archbishop Wilson sentenced to 12 months' detention for abuse cover-up
- July 03, 2018

Despite having relinquished his duties after being convicted , Wilson has not stepped down as archbishop. Magistrate Robert Stone said during the sentencing the sentence was due to "the criminality of the concealment" and recognizing the "harm done to the community". (more...)
Ireland agrees to accept migrants as part of 'burden sharing' Ireland agrees to accept migrants as part of 'burden sharing'
- July 03, 2018

All the measures in the context of these controlled centres, including relocation and resettlement, will be on a voluntary basis, the joint statement said. Official sources of Moncloa explained to country that it is still not possible to quantify number of immigrant asylum seekers who in ir so-called second movements could appear in that border area between Austria and Germany , in lander of Bavaria, but They anticipated that y will not be many and estimated that y could be less than a hundred. (more...)
Thousands rally in Hong Kong for democracy amid Beijing's tightening grip Thousands rally in Hong Kong for democracy amid Beijing's tightening grip
- July 03, 2018

The march set off from a grass area at one side of the park and culminated at the government's headquarters. This has been justified as because pro-Beijing groups as the Hong Kong Celebrations Association have statuses as charitable organizations, which the Civil Human Rights Front does not have. (more...)
Trump fails to rule out accepting Russian claim on Crimea Trump fails to rule out accepting Russian claim on Crimea
- July 03, 2018

Bolton said he brought up both the 2016 election and Russian activities in upcoming congressional elections. Relations between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated to a post-Cold War low over issues including Russia's seizure of Crimea in March 2014, its role in wars in Syria and eastern Ukraine, and its meddling into the 2016 USA presidential election. (more...)
Part of overhead bridge collapses at Andheri station, six in hospital Part of overhead bridge collapses at Andheri station, six in hospital
- July 03, 2018

Personnel of the fire brigade, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Mumbai Police, the railway police and local ward of the BMC are at the spot and working to clear the debris and fix the damaged OHE, a civic official said. The Commissioner of Railway Safety will investigate the incident which has triggered a blame-game between the WR and the BMC. Earlier, Mumbai's famous tiffin carriers Dabbawalas also expressed their inability to operate due to unavailability of the train ... (more...)
Trump declines Mayor's request to lower United States flags for Maryland shooting Trump declines Mayor's request to lower United States flags for Maryland shooting
- July 03, 2018

The Michael and Jacky Ferro Family Foundation will match up to $1 million in donations. The Anne Arundel County Police told The Sun that letters also were sent to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and to a Baltimore city judge. "So why would the mayor of Annapolis say he was turned down with such a no-brainer request?" The newspaper office is in a building with other businesses, and officials said about 170 people were escorted out safely . (more...)
Former PM Najib arrested
- July 03, 2018

A statement by the 1MDB Task Force says Najib will be formally charged in court on Wednesday morning. A Najib spokesperson did not immediately have a comment. Riza arrived at the anti-graft agency office at 1.30pm, accompanied by his lawyer, Datuk K Kumaraendran. Riza is the co-founder of Red Granite Pictures, a company that USA prosecutors say financed three Hollywood films, including the 2013 Martin Scorsese movie " The Wolf of Wall Street ", with funds misappropriated by 1MDB. (more...)
Former Malaysian premier Najib to be charged Wednesday in graft probe Former Malaysian premier Najib to be charged Wednesday in graft probe
- July 03, 2018

He was arrested at his home in Kuala Lumpur. It said in a brief statement that Najib will be brought to court on Wednesday to be charged, but didn't give details of the charges against him. The Wolf of Wall Street producer Riza Aziz has been summoned to appear on Tuesday before the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, according to multiple reports out of the country. (more...)
Malaysia Freezes Bank Accounts of Najib's Party in 1MDB Probe Malaysia Freezes Bank Accounts of Najib's Party in 1MDB Probe
- July 03, 2018

He also said that Umno would leave it to the MACC to probe into the allegation that the party had received funds from 1MDB, and that he also believed that the commission would carry out the probe in a transparent manner. The party is set to hold an election for party president on Saturday, after Najib stepped down as UMNO chief following the election defeat. "I said no one is so stupid to put money into his own personal bank account especially if you are dealing with the prime minister". (more...)
Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter
- July 03, 2018

That time, he was recaptured six weeks later, and last year received a 10-year sentence for the escape . Faid was sentenced to 25 years in the 2010 death of a young policewoman killed during a botched robbery. Drones spotted flying over a prison near Paris may have been on reconnaissance missions to plan the dramatic escape by helicopter of France's most notorious gangster, the authorities suspect. (more...)
White House investigating 'Stuttering John' prank call that reached Trump White House investigating 'Stuttering John' prank call that reached Trump
- July 03, 2018

Menendez told CBS News, "I welcome any opportunity to have a real conversation with the president on how to uphold the American values that guided our family-based immigration policy for the past century". He asked what he could tell them was being done. Asked if he would go more moderate or more conservative in his selection of a Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy , Trump said he had "a big list of people. (more...)
Former Malaysian PM arrested for corruption Former Malaysian PM arrested for corruption
- July 03, 2018

Aziz and Red Granite have denied wrongdoing. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad , who ousted Mr Najib in a shock election upset in May, has reopened investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad and vowed to recoup money allegedly siphoned off from the fund. (more...)
Authorities: Capital Gazette shooting suspect sent threatening letters before attack Authorities: Capital Gazette shooting suspect sent threatening letters before attack
- July 03, 2018

A spokeswoman for the mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, says employees of the Capital Gazette will march in the city's Fourth of July parade. When the Laurel, Maryland, resident, was taken into custody, he refused to identify himself to police or cooperate. (more...)
Mexico: Polls Open in Historic Election After Campaign Marred by Violence Mexico: Polls Open in Historic Election After Campaign Marred by Violence
- July 03, 2018

According to exit polls, the sharp-tongued, silver-haired politician known as "AMLO" won by a large margin over his two main rivals, who both conceded defeat shortly after the polls closed - laying to rest concerns that a deeply divided country could face prolonged uncertainty over the victor. (more...)
60 migrants rescued by Spanish boat 60 migrants rescued by Spanish boat
- July 03, 2018

Migrants intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Strait of Gibraltar, are seen on a rescue boat after arriving at the Port of Algeciras, southern Spain, June 30, 2018. More than a million migrants arrived on European shores in 2015, but fewer than 200,000 made it to Europe by sea previous year, according to the UN Refugee Agency . (more...)
The Debate - 'Families belong together' The Debate - 'Families belong together'
- July 03, 2018

They flooded the sidewalks at the Families Belong Together march in downtown Raleigh. "I'm here because families belong together ", said Cindy Curry of Westchester, Illinois.A federal judge has ordered families be reunited and the administration asked the military to house immigrant families, leading the Pentagon to mull the construction of soft-sided camp facilities. (more...)

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