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Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo has left China Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo has left China
- July 11, 2018

Liu was awarded the Nobel prize on October 8, 2010. Her forced solitude was an emblem of Chinese cruelty toward a wife whose husband was ripped away from her for the crime of expressing his views, and then-nearly exactly a year ago-allowed to die in prison while denied access to potentially lifesaving medical treatment overseas. (more...)
Chris strengthens to a category 1 hurricane far off North Carolina coast Chris strengthens to a category 1 hurricane far off North Carolina coast
- July 11, 2018

The storm, however, may produce risky surf conditions, including a high rip along the coast of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states in the next few days and potentially creating life-threatening conditions, the NHC said in an advisory. (more...)
Israel closure of vital Gaza commercial border takes effect Israel closure of vital Gaza commercial border takes effect
- July 11, 2018

Israeli authorities say that the firebombs have set fire to 7,000 acres of forest and farmland in southern Israel. "As for Gaza, I've already told you that I have no intention to prematurely announce all of the steps we are taking". Addressing a Likud faction meeting, Netanyahu said that Israel will step up its efforts to stop the kites and balloons loaded with incendiary materials that are organized and directed by Hamas. (more...)
Illinois police officer off beat after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt Illinois police officer off beat after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt
- July 11, 2018

Video of the incident has gone viral. Mia Irizarry says she was trying to celebrate her 24th birthday last month when the man approached her asking her why she was wearing the sleeveless Puerto Rico flag shirt, which also had "Puerto Rico" written below the V neckline. (more...)
What to Expect in Supreme Court Confirmation Battle What to Expect in Supreme Court Confirmation Battle
- July 11, 2018

Relishing the suspense, Trump insisted he still hadn't locked down his decision, which he wants to keep under wraps until a 9 p.m. Monday announcement from the White House . Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the Federalist Society and has been advising Trump over the court nomination, said he assumes Kavanaugh, Barrett, Hardiman and Kethledge "are the four" who are getting the most focus . (more...)
Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town
- July 11, 2018

Mid-year is the peak tourist season. Authorities in Australia have caught a saltwater crocodile measuring nearly 5 meters (16.4 ft), one of the biggest on record, to stop it from reaching a populated area, the Department of Tourism said on Tuesday. (more...)
London mayor defends Baby Trump blimp London mayor defends Baby Trump blimp
- July 11, 2018

Trump's visit to the U.K.is expected to be met with significant protests from left-wing activists, promoted by members of the left-wing Labour Party who have repeatedly called for Trump to be uninvited , particularly due to his administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policies that separated children from their families at the border. (more...)
All legal requirements to be fulfilled on return of Nawaz, Maryam: Zafar All legal requirements to be fulfilled on return of Nawaz, Maryam: Zafar
- July 11, 2018

However, the deposed PM, who was convicted on July 6 in the Avenfield apartments reference and sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, said that he will stay true to his word and return to Pakistan on Friday no matter what the circumstances and consequences are. (more...)
Supreme Court to start hearing petitions for scrapping Section 377 from tomorrow Supreme Court to start hearing petitions for scrapping Section 377 from tomorrow
- July 11, 2018

The petitions have also sought a direction for setting up of live streaming rooms within the apex court premises and granting access to legal interns. Social morality also changes from age to age. The Centre on Monday backed live streaming of judicial proceedings inside the Supreme Court. Subramanian Swamy, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, said homosexuality was unnatural and against Hindu nationalism, according to video news agency ANI, a Reuters ... (more...)
Phase two of cave rescue underway - mission chief Phase two of cave rescue underway - mission chief
- July 11, 2018

Ambulances and rescue crews have returned to the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand for a second operation to free more trapped boys. Narongsak said he was not sure if the remaining five people will be extracted in one or more operations. Four boys and the coach are still trapped. (more...)
Trump has decided his Supreme Court nominee, source says Trump has decided his Supreme Court nominee, source says
- July 10, 2018

Neera Tanden, president of the progressive Center for American Progress, says President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Wolf in July Fourth salute: "God bless abortions and God bless America" Graham: Trump's Supreme Court picks "all winners" Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Trump supporters, GOP lawmaker MORE is trying to orchestrate a "right-wing takeover" of the judiciary. (more...)
4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go 4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go
- July 10, 2018

Confirmation of the initial rescue was posted on the Thai Navy SEAL official Facebook page late Sunday evening, several hours ahead of the initial schedule provided by authorities. "I had been anxious about my son, that he would be exhausted, he would be tired", he said. I can not order them around. Between the base camp inside the cave and the trapped boys are twisting, turning cave passageways with torrents of water gushing through. (more...)
Trump pardons OR ranchers whose case sparked 2016 militia standoff Trump pardons OR ranchers whose case sparked 2016 militia standoff
- July 10, 2018

The White House noted that Dwight Hammond, 76, had already served about three years behind bars and that his son Steven, 49, had served almost four years in prison. The Oregon Farm Bureau also released a statement on the pardons, thanking everyone who "worked to end the injustice done to Steven and Dwight Hammond". (more...)
Donald Trump may meet his 'friend' Boris Johnson during United Kingdom visit Donald Trump may meet his 'friend' Boris Johnson during United Kingdom visit
- July 10, 2018

Allies are braced for a barrage of invective from Trump for not spending enough on defence, and are apprehensive that his often skeptical tone on the alliance that has underpinned European security for 70 years might turn into outright hostility. (more...)
China: Liu Xia free and on her way to Germany
- July 10, 2018

China is expected to use her brother as a "hostage" to make Liu Xia shy away from criticizing the Chinese government or the ruling Communist Party overseas, some foreign affairs experts say. The country has been raising human rights issues and the situation of Liu Xia on multiple occasions with China, a major trade partner and investor. (more...)
Amesbury poisoning: Novichok investigation spreads to Swindon as vehicle seized
- July 10, 2018

It was unclear if Williamson was referring to the attack on the Skripals or a new attack. "Charlie is still very unwell and will continue to require specialist, round-the-clock care here at Salisbury District Hospital". However officials have said there is no evidence Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley visited any of the sites in Salisbury which were decontaminated after the attack on the Skripals. (more...)
Fire likely cause of 2016 Air crash: French investigation Fire likely cause of 2016 Air crash: French investigation
- July 10, 2018

The statement, by France's BEA air accident investigation agency, contradicts an earlier assessment by Egyptian authorities who cited the discovery of trace elements of explosives on human remains, suggesting it was a malicious act. The cockpit recorder also "captured the conversation in the cockpit about a fire". Officials recovered flight recorders that were analyzed two months after the crash because advanced fix work was needed first, the new report from investigators with France's ... (more...)
Charter plane crashes in cloud of smoke near Pretoria Charter plane crashes in cloud of smoke near Pretoria
- July 10, 2018

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, are now on the scene treating and triaging the patients. "There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene". Paramedic Xander Loubser from BestCare Ambulance Service said: "There are critical patients". The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter, but no information was immediately available about the air company. (more...)
Judge Rejects Trump's Bid For Long-Term Detention of Migrant Families Judge Rejects Trump's Bid For Long-Term Detention of Migrant Families
- July 10, 2018

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said the federal government had failed to present new evidence to support revising a court order that limits detaining children who crossed the border illegally for extended periods. "Parents who cross the border will not be released and must choose between remaining in family custody with their children pending immigration proceedings or requesting separation from their children so the child may be placed with a sponsor", he said. (more...)
U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit
- July 10, 2018

But it soon began to unravel when Davis resigned late on Sunday and launched a no-holds-barred attack on her plan, calling it "dangerous" and one which would give "too much away, too easily" to European Union negotiators, who would simply ask for more. (more...)
YouTube to fight conspiracy theory videos by showing users Wikipedia links YouTube to fight conspiracy theory videos by showing users Wikipedia links
- July 10, 2018

Now, more than ever, the world is demanding access to news that they can trust . For common conspiracy subjects - what YouTube delicately calls 'well-established historical and scientific topics that have often been subject to misinformation, ' such as the moon landing and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing - Google will add information from such third parties for users who search on these topics. (more...)
Updates as Theresa May meets her new-look cabinet
- July 10, 2018

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as Mr Johnson's replacement as foreign secretary. Dominic Raab was appointed Brexit secretary by Mrs May after Davis' resignation. "It seems to me we're giving too much away, too easily, and that's a unsafe strategy at this time", Davis said in a BBC radio interview Monday morning. (more...)
Baby found buried alive in Missoula County mountains Baby found buried alive in Missoula County mountains
- July 10, 2018

When the deputies were en route to the scene, emergency dispatchers received more calls stating that the man was threatening people and saying he had a gun, authorities said. He was expected to face additional charges, and it was not immediately clear what his relationship was with the child, a police statement said. 'For the officers who were present for this event, it's especially hard knowing what this small baby endured in the last 24 hours'. (more...)
'Appreciate your allies, you don't have many:' EU's Tusk to Trump 'Appreciate your allies, you don't have many:' EU's Tusk to Trump
- July 10, 2018

The meeting will be closely watched to see whether Trump will rebuke or embrace Putin, who has repeatedly denied the allegations of election meddling, in spite of evidence to the contrary. U.S. President Donald Trump (R) speaks beside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of the NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels , Belgium, May 25, 2017. (more...)
Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
- July 10, 2018

A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy . The ad is expected to feature an introductory bio on the president's yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee. (more...)
Bookstore owner says he called police on woman who confronted Steve Bannon Bookstore owner says he called police on woman who confronted Steve Bannon
- July 10, 2018

Cooke told the Courier-Dispatch that bookstores are places where different views should be tolerated. The person also "repeatedly shouted obscenities" at Bannon, Cooke said in a statement posted to the bookstore's website . Bannon, who founded the right-wing website Breitbart, left President Donald Trump's administration in August 2017. Bannon grew up in Richmond, the newspaper noted. (more...)
Widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo leaves China for Germany
- July 10, 2018

Berlin has been pushing China to let Liu leave the country following the death of her husband. Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize victor Liu Xiaobo , flew out of China bound for Germany on Tuesday morning, the South China Morning Post has learned. (more...)
Profiles: Matt Hancock and Jeremy Wright Profiles: Matt Hancock and Jeremy Wright
- July 10, 2018

Mr Buckland said there had been a realisation that "we all hang together or we all hang separately". The consultation process for these undertakings closed last week and as expected to be made public in the next few days, before Johnson's departure led to the government shake-up. (more...)
BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT
- July 10, 2018

If May survives the domestic political turmoil, she still has to convince European Union leaders that her proposals can work. "Unfortunately, the idea of Brexit hasn't left together with David Davis ", he said, adding Johnson later in a tweet. (more...)
Mother survives vehicle crash that killed husband, 4 daughters Mother survives vehicle crash that killed husband, 4 daughters
- July 10, 2018

Northbound lanes remained closed into the evening as police investigated and the wreckage was cleared, with traffic diverted onto USA 13. Audie Trinidad, 61, and his four daughters, Kaitlyn , 20; Danna, 17; and Melissa and Allison, 13-year-old twins were killed during the crash . (more...)

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