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Search for missing University of Iowa student continues Search for missing University of Iowa student continues
- July 23, 2018

Brooklyn, Iowa has about 1,500 people and most of that community is now on the lookout for the missing woman. Her boyfriend said that Ms Tibbetts sent a picture of herself over Snapchat on the night she disappeared. "She might have a FitBit on and she might have her cellphone, but obviously we've tried just calling her but it's either off or dead so it would go straight to voicemail", Jack told the outlet. (more...)
Netanyahu praises Trump's 'tough stand' against Iran Netanyahu praises Trump's 'tough stand' against Iran
- July 23, 2018

This came as the Syrian army is advancing in southern Syria in areas close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, which sparked the ire of Israel who fears a growing influence of the Iranian-backed fighters of Hezbollah in that area. In his remarks Netanyahu also praised "the strong position expressed yesterday by President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo against the aggression of the regime in Iran". (more...)
Sanders advises Ocasio-Cortez: Keep doing what you've been doing Sanders advises Ocasio-Cortez: Keep doing what you've been doing
- July 23, 2018

After her shocking upset in New York's 14th congressional district that unseated party boss Rep. Joe Crowley (D), Ocasio-Cortez has gone on to campaign for other similarly far left candidates wishing to bend the politics of the Democratic party. (more...)
Donald Trump claims 'illegal' spying after Carter Page warrant papers unveiled Donald Trump claims 'illegal' spying after Carter Page warrant papers unveiled
- July 23, 2018

Mr. Trump is still dealing with the fallout of his widely panned press conference with Mr. Putin in Helsinki, where he held a closed-door meeting the Russian leader and then appeared to accept Mr. The report claims that Page allegedly met with Igor Sechin, CEO of the state-run oil giant Rosneft, with whom they allegedly " discussed future bilateral energy cooperation " and the prospects of lifting western sanctions imposed on Russian Federation following its reunification of Crimea in 2014. (more...)
Storm Son Tinh kills 20, leaves 16 missing in Vietnam Storm Son Tinh kills 20, leaves 16 missing in Vietnam
- July 23, 2018

Tropical Depression Son Tinh, Tropical Storm Ampil and Tropical Depression Josie led to flooding and loss of life in Vietnam , China and the Philippines over the weekend. "We must be active in moving our furniture out of homes". Several communities are still cut off after mudslides covered roads. "We were all trapped in the house". (more...)
Woman impaled by unattended beach umbrella in Maryland Woman impaled by unattended beach umbrella in Maryland
- July 23, 2018

The incident took place in the resort town of Ocean City , Maryland, this afternoon, the New York Post reports. Her condition is now unknown at this time, but officials say her injuries are not life threatening. On July 16, a week before the freak accident in Maryland, 67-year-old Margaret Reynolds, a tourist from London, was impaled by a beach umbrella at Seaside Heights on the Jersey Shore in New Jersey. (more...)
Temperature soars to 41.1 C in Kumagaya; highest ever in Japan Temperature soars to 41.1 C in Kumagaya; highest ever in Japan
- July 23, 2018

There are still about 4,500 people living in emergency shelters in the wake of the flooding and Japanese authorities were considering housing the displaced people on a cruise ship, according to the Japan Times . Numerous victims have been elderly people who were not using air conditioning. The mercury hit 39.9C in the south-eastern town of Hayang, the highest temperature in the country so far this year. (more...)
Trump says he 'gave up nothing' at Putin meeting Trump says he 'gave up nothing' at Putin meeting
- July 23, 2018

We often take it for granted that the greater a country's economic and military resources, the greater its influence. The theories to find an explanation for the odd behaviour of president Donald Trump at his press conference in Helsinki after his summit meeting with president Vladimir Putin are legion. (more...)
Israel's LGBT community protests for fathers' surrogacy rights Israel's LGBT community protests for fathers' surrogacy rights
- July 23, 2018

The LGBTQ community was outraged after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly declared his support in a video for "surrogacy for single fathers" before ultimately reneging on his backing of the community by voting against the amendment to the law that would have allowed gay couples to father children through a surrogate. (more...)
Trump calls Cohen's taping of phone call 'inconceivable,' possibly illegal Trump calls Cohen's taping of phone call 'inconceivable,' possibly illegal
- July 23, 2018

On Saturday, Davis termed Trump's latest Twitter comment "false". He said the FBI's raid on Cohen's office was " inconceivable ", but alleged Cohen's actions were "even more inconceivable " and "perhaps illegal". Mr Cohen once famously vowed he would take a bullet for Mr Trump, but he told ABC News this month that his loyalty to his family and country came before his old boss. (more...)
Highest temperature in history recorded in Japan amid heat wave Highest temperature in history recorded in Japan amid heat wave
- July 23, 2018

The previous record was set on August 12, 2013, when the temperature reached 41 C in Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture. Temperatures in Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, rose to 40.5 C after the central Japan city already reported 40.7 C on Wednesday, the agency said . (more...)
Gunman reportedly opens fire outside Los Angeles-area Trader Joe's Gunman reportedly opens fire outside Los Angeles-area Trader Joe's
- July 23, 2018

Atkins never grew violent toward his grandmother before, Egland said, but she started to grow concerned about him over the last several weeks because he seemed upset and distant. The suspect has been shot and is talking with police negotiators, NBC Los Angeles said. Later, a man was seen being led away from the store in handcuffs. (more...)
British reject Mays Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right British reject Mays Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right
- July 23, 2018

In a speech to politicians and business leaders in Belfast's docklands, May accepted a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic once Britain leaves the bloc would be "almost inconceivable", but dismissed the EU's current plan as "unworkable". (more...)
4-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots 2-Year-Old Cousin 4-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots 2-Year-Old Cousin
- July 23, 2018

The grandfather of the girl, 53-year-old Cesar Lopez, was taken into custody later on Friday for reportedly leaving the gun in a spot where the boy could get to it. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at the home Friday morning. "I know how much she loved her daughter", Citaly Plasencia said. "This is negligence here", Dantra Lewis said. (more...)
Moonlight rescue of Syria's White Helmets offers 'ray of hope' Moonlight rescue of Syria's White Helmets offers 'ray of hope'
- July 23, 2018

Named for their easily recognizable head gear, the all-volunteer White Helmets have been lauded and supported by Canada and other Western nations for their role as first responders and humanitarian workers who have saved hundreds of lives during Syria's brutal civil war. (more...)
Coast Guard to raise sunken duck boat Coast Guard to raise sunken duck boat
- July 23, 2018

But she says no one on the vessel told her to grab them as the ship started to fill with water, leaving it to capsize and steal 17 lives. Coleman said she's never been through something this hard. At least two were hospitalized in critical condition. Jeffrey Goodman, who has represented people injured in past duck boat accidents, said the vessels should be banned. (more...)
No need to remove tariffs for EU-US talks — European Council rep No need to remove tariffs for EU-US talks — European Council rep
- July 23, 2018

The US has imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union; a move that has strained relations between Washington and its traditional allies , which responded with tit-for-tat measures in June. (more...)
At Least 11 People Dead, Dozens Are Injured Following Kabul Bombing At Least 11 People Dead, Dozens Are Injured Following Kabul Bombing
- July 23, 2018

Senior Afghan government officials, political leaders and supporters had gone to the airport to greet Dostum, a powerful ethnic Uzbek leader and former warlord. The convoy was not affected by the explosion. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the attack in a statement released by the presidential place. (more...)
Eleven taxi drivers shot dead in South Africa on return from funeral Eleven taxi drivers shot dead in South Africa on return from funeral
- July 23, 2018

Police spokesman Jay Naicker said on Sunday the drivers were on their way home from the funeral of a colleague on Saturday evening when their vehicle was ambushed in KwaZulu-Natal province. Minibus taxis are the most popular form of transportation among South Africa's population of 55 million. Portfolio committee on police chairperson Francois Beukman called for police to remove illegal firearms from the streets. (more...)
Only 33% of Americans approved of Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin Only 33% of Americans approved of Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin
- July 23, 2018

Putin has signaled in the wake of his summit with Trump that he and the US President reached several agreements, but neither Trump nor the White House have confirmed any substantive agreements between the two countries. "And they didn't agree on anything, unlike what has been reported by apparently the Russian government in a way to mislead us", Bossert said. Partisans split in their ratings of Trump's meeting with Putin, but Republicans are less united in support for Trump than in other ... (more...)
Hundreds of 'White Helmet' rescue workers are evacuated from Syria Hundreds of 'White Helmet' rescue workers are evacuated from Syria
- July 23, 2018

The White Helmets have rescued thousands of civilians trapped under the rubble or caught up in fighting in battered, opposition-held zones along various fronts of Syria's conflict. Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement that "Canada, working in close partnership with the United Kingdom and Germany , has been leading an global effort to ensure the safety of White Helmets and their families". (more...)
Macron's bodyguard under investigation over May Day beatings Macron's bodyguard under investigation over May Day beatings
- July 23, 2018

The charges came after French authorities opened a judicial investigation Sunday of the assault, which has sparked the first major political crisis for Macron since he took office past year. Suspicion also has surfaced over what appeared to be inconsistent answers from Macron's office. It was not clear who informed Benalla's superiors of his assault, but Macron's office said last week that he had been suspended without pay for two weeks in early May and transferred from security affairs to ... (more...)
After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to doubting Russian election interference After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to doubting Russian election interference
- July 23, 2018

The FBI on Saturday released a redacted version of its previously classified foreign surveillance warrant application on Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page , which has been the subject of a heated partisan debate over the FBI's tactics investigating members of the Trump campaign. (more...)
Donald Trump lashes out at Iran's Rouhani on Twitter Donald Trump lashes out at Iran's Rouhani on Twitter
- July 23, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a joint news conference as part of a meeting with Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The State Department did not respond to requests for comment about the accuracy of the information it was disseminating. "If the Trump administration had a smidgen of goodwill, it would abolish the travel ban against the people of Iran who have never engaged in any acts of terrorism on ... (more...)
Former Brussels Diplomat Says No Deal Scenario Former Brussels Diplomat Says No Deal Scenario "Catastrophic" For Both Sides
- July 23, 2018

Barnier said he had invited British negotiators to discuss the backstop next week. "We are open to any solutions as long as they are workable, and can be transformed into a legally operative text in time for the withdrawal agreement", Barnier said, adding: "It is not necessarily our backstop". (more...)
Multiple people shot outside restaurant in Toronto, police say Multiple people shot outside restaurant in Toronto, police say
- July 23, 2018

Eight people have been transported to various hospitals - six to trauma hospitals, one to a pediatric trauma center and one to a local hospital, Toronto Paramedic Services told CNN partner CTV . Their condition was not immediately known. I was watching a movie and all I heard were gun shots. Jeremy Cohn, a reporter with Global News Toronto, shared the following photos from the scene. (more...)
Extremely Rare Footage Of Isolated Amazon Forest Man Extremely Rare Footage Of Isolated Amazon Forest Man
- July 23, 2018

He's believed to be the only survivor after farmers attacked his tribe, killing the other five people, in 1995. His avoidance of interaction means that no one knows his story, but it is likely his tribe were annihilated by gunmen hired by colonists and ranchers who invaded the land from the 1970s onwards. (more...)
Afghan Vice-President Dostum escapes blast on return from exile, 14 killed Afghan Vice-President Dostum escapes blast on return from exile, 14 killed
- July 23, 2018

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Aamaq News Agency. A suicide bomber killed at least 11 people and wounded 14 at the entrance to Kabul global airport on Sunday, July 22, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. (more...)
Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother
- July 23, 2018

After the arrest, Mayor Eric Garcetti said that a woman had been shot and killed inside the store, without clarifying her identity. "We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident". After allegedly shooting Madison, Atkins shot and wounded a young woman, whose name was not released, at the South Los Angeles residence, forced her into his grandmother's auto and drove off. (more...)
Weather outlook: Tracking rain and storms Weather outlook: Tracking rain and storms
- July 23, 2018

Storms will again develop inland with the heat of the day. Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Winds NE 5-10 miles per hour. This upper-level disturbance will keep rain chances in our forecast on Sunday and Monday , however, development will be most likely over our eastern counties. (more...)

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