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Stars react to the Toronto Danforth shooting Stars react to the Toronto Danforth shooting
- July 25, 2018

The parents of the gunman, 29-year-old Faisal Hussain , said he struggled with psychosis and depression his entire life. In a statement released to various media outlets, Hussain's family expressed their "deepest condolences" to the victims and their families for what they called "our son's horrific actions". (more...)
Trump Reverses Course Again, Calling Russian Election Meddling a Hoax Trump Reverses Course Again, Calling Russian Election Meddling a Hoax
- July 25, 2018

Its release marks the first time a FISA application for surveillance has been released, the Washington Post noted, and such documents are considered to be highly classified. Released online under the Freedom of Information Act, the documents note the political ties to Steele's work but said it still believed some of his report to be "credible". (more...)
About 150 Injured as 3 Earthquakes Rock Western and Southern Iran About 150 Injured as 3 Earthquakes Rock Western and Southern Iran
- July 25, 2018

However, Seyed Mohammad Saberi, the head of the province's medical emergency centre, later said that 79 people have been taken to hospitals in Kerman following the strong quake. "Reports indicate that some walls have collapsed, but extensive damage has not been reported", Mr Salimi told official news agency IRNA. Iran sits astride several major faults in the earth's crust and is prone to frequent earthquakes , many of which have been devastating. (more...)
Ivanka Trump's clothing company shutting down Ivanka Trump's clothing company shutting down
- July 24, 2018

Sources say that it will be shuttered "ASAP" and that staff have been informed that they're being laid off. "While we will not continue our mission together, I know that each of them will thrive in their next chapter", the statement continued. (more...)
Conservative blogger posts fake interview mocking upstart socialist Ocasio-Cortez Conservative blogger posts fake interview mocking upstart socialist Ocasio-Cortez
- July 24, 2018

President Donald Trump endorsed DeSantis' bid for governor and will rally for DeSantis on July 31, the Sun-Sentinel reported . Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Ocasio-Cortez's political popularity concerns her. Ocasio-Cortez said it was "strange" DeSantis did not recognized that since roughly 75,000 Puerto Ricans relocated to Florida after Hurricane Maria past year. (more...)
Russian Federation hacked electrical grids in 2017, had potential to trigger blackouts Russian Federation hacked electrical grids in 2017, had potential to trigger blackouts
- July 24, 2018

During this time, DHS officials said the hackers were able to cripple relationships between the power companies and some of their key vendors. "They got to the point where they could have thrown switches", said a DHS official. Once inside the vendor networks, they pivoted to their real focus: the utilities. After gaining access to vendor networks, hackers turned their attention to stealing credentials for access to the utility networks and familiarizing themselves with facility operations, ... (more...)
Thai soccer boys' heads shaved for Buddhist ordination Thai soccer boys' heads shaved for Buddhist ordination
- July 24, 2018

Turnbull hastened the usual honours approval process and held a ceremony to recognise the Australians involved in a drama that gripped the world for weeks, which he called an extraordinary global effort. A rescue operation which drafted in divers and experts from around the world lasted almost three weeks. The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave arrive for a news conference in the northern province of Chiang Rai , Thailand , July 18, 2018. (more...)
Over 50 people confirmed dead in Greek wildfires Over 50 people confirmed dead in Greek wildfires
- July 24, 2018

Authorities said that more than 100 people were injured, including 11 in serious condition. There were several reports of missing persons, including four tourists from Denmark. Hundreds of firefighters were battling a number of fires across the region and people have been told to leave their homes as authorities desperately try to bring the situation under control. (more...)
Ivanka Trump to shutter fashion line, focus on government Ivanka Trump to shutter fashion line, focus on government
- July 24, 2018

Confirming the shutdown, the company released a statement saying, "This decision has nothing to do with the performance of the brand and is based exclusively on Ivanka's decision to remain in Washington indefinitely". T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, both owned by TJX Companies (TJX), still carry the brand, but employees were told not to display or market the items prominently . (more...)
Three homicides in five days at BART stations an ‘anomaly,’ official says Three homicides in five days at BART stations an ‘anomaly,’ official says
- July 24, 2018

BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas called the series of deaths "an anomaly" at a Monday press conference, saying the attacks are the "highest priority" for transit police, reported KPIX. Rojas has not ruled out the possibility of racial motivation. This undated Facebook photo shows Nia Wilson . Allums said, "We don't know if this was racist, we don't know if it was random, we don't know what it was". (more...)
Hundreds of White Helmets left behind fear Syrian reprisals Hundreds of White Helmets left behind fear Syrian reprisals
- July 24, 2018

The source added that these pretexts have become divulged after the operation of smuggling those terrorists to "Israel" and from it to Jordan and later to the states which backed them and provided all possible help to them to destroy Syria and undermine its stances and image. (more...)
Blast in Afghanistan's Kabul targeting returning Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum kills dozen Blast in Afghanistan's Kabul targeting returning Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum kills dozen
- July 24, 2018

It said the bomber detonated his suicide jacket at a celebration held to receive the vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum , but gave no further details. Senior Afghan government officials, political leaders and supporters had gone to the airport to greet Dostum, a powerful ethnic Uzbek leader and former warlord. (more...)
Police release sketch, surveillance photos of suspect that killed cardiologist Police release sketch, surveillance photos of suspect that killed cardiologist
- July 24, 2018

The doctor can be seen heading north at 6700 Main and crossing into the West Holcombe Boulevard intersection. On Sunday, friends of Hausknecht remembered the prominent doctor. Mark Hausknecht , and 41 sends his most honest condolences to the Hausknecht family, his colleagues at Houston Methodist, and his friends", McGrath said . (more...)
Israel shoots down Syrian fighter near Golan Heights Israel shoots down Syrian fighter near Golan Heights
- July 24, 2018

Israel worries Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may defy a 1974 United Nations armistice that demilitarized much of the Golan, or let his Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah reinforcements deploy there. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said that the fate of the pilot and the location of the downed plane were not yet known. (more...)
The world's first ski descent of K2 The world's first ski descent of K2
- July 24, 2018

Here he strapped on his skis and began his historic descent, down the shoulder towards the Cesen route, below the huge seracs that loom above the hard Messner Traverse, to reach the arête on the line climbed by his compatriots Jerzy Kukucka and Tadeusz Piotrowski in 1986. (more...)
Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client ‘perhaps illegal’ Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client ‘perhaps illegal’
- July 24, 2018

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, The New York Times reported Friday , July 20. According to the Times , the tape was among the documents and items seized from Cohen's NY office during an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid earlier this year. (more...)
Trump Continues With Claims That Page FISA App Discredits Mueller Probe Trump Continues With Claims That Page FISA App Discredits Mueller Probe
- July 24, 2018

President Trump has every reason to order the declassification of all documents related to the fraudulent counter-intelligence operation waged against him by the CIA, NSA, FBI, DOJ and the FISA court. Marco Rubio of Florida said Mr. Trump left a poor impression by failing to stand up to Mr. Putin in person. Says the newly released documents underlying the FBI's surveillance of former campaign adviser Carter Page show the Steele dossier "was responsible for starting" Special ... (more...)
Israel Downs Syrian Fighter Jet That Entered Airspace
- July 24, 2018

Syrian news agency SANA quoted a military source and said: "The Israeli enemy confirms its support for the armed terrorist groups and targets one of our warplanes, which was striking their groups in the area of Saida on the edge of the Yarmouk Valley in Syrian airspace". (more...)
Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance
- July 24, 2018

Clapper also said he could not think of an instance in which a president revoked a security clearance. Two people on the president's list, former FBI Director James Comey and his deputy Andrew McCabe , have actually already lost their clearance after being fired. (more...)
United Kingdom warns of no-deal Brexit risk as talks stalled United Kingdom warns of no-deal Brexit risk as talks stalled
- July 24, 2018

No bluffing, ' he said. New laws have seen MPs suggest Brussels will be able to determine how much of the £39 billion divorce bill the United Kingdom will have to pay each year. Mr Raab also defended the controversial Chequers Cabinet compromise on withdrawal aims, insisting he wanted to persuade voters and Cabinet colleagues that it is the way forward. (more...)
Trump Threatens Iran in Late-night All-caps Tweet Trump Threatens Iran in Late-night All-caps Tweet
- July 24, 2018

While tensions between the countries have increased, both sides have reasons to want to avoid starting a conflict that could easily intensify. Iran has faced the threat of US sanctions since Trump decided in May to withdraw the United States from a 2015 agreement between world powers and Iran over its disputed nuclear program. (more...)
Amber heatwave alert issued Amber heatwave alert issued
- July 24, 2018

She said the climbing temperatures are due to warm air coming up from France combined with high pressure across the country. Sky weather producer Chris England says: "It's quite a long time to August in weather forecasting terms, but it doesn't look like things are going to change that much from the last few weeks". (more...)
Israel shoots down Syrian regime jet over Golan Heights
- July 24, 2018

Russian Federation has offered to keep Iranian forces in Syria away from the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights but Israel wants Tehran to completely withdraw, an Israeli official said Tuesday. He also reaffirmed "Israel will continue to act against any attempt by Iran and its proxies to entrench militarily in Syria". Moscow made the offer - which would see Iranian forces stay 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Syria's border with the Golan - during talks Monday in Jerusalem ... (more...)
Toronto shooting leaves two dead, including gunman Toronto shooting leaves two dead, including gunman
- July 24, 2018

A gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring 13 people including a young girl, and killing one before being shot dead, police reported. Authorities have not disclosed a motive. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered condolences those affected by the Greektown shooting on Monday morning. (more...)
Sixteen girl inmates of shelter in Muzaffarpur raped Sixteen girl inmates of shelter in Muzaffarpur raped
- July 24, 2018

In yet another tragic incident over 40 minor girls were allegedly raped while one of them was mercilessly beaten to death at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur , the news agency ANI reported. His other tweets alleged that Kumar was aware of the goings on at the shelter home since March this year. No action has been taken but cover up is on at war footing! In a response to Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan's demand in Lok Sabha that a CBI inquiry should be ordered into the alleged sexual ... (more...)
North Korea isn’t disarming, dismantling nuclear capabilities: Gen. Keane North Korea isn’t disarming, dismantling nuclear capabilities: Gen. Keane
- July 24, 2018

Separately on Tuesday, South Korea's Defence Ministry said it was planning "a test reduction of some guard post troops and equipment" along the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides North and South Korea. "Unless they dismantle the whole site, it will remain North Korea's premier location for space launches", Hanham said on Twitter. Kim in late 2017 declared his nuclear weapons and missile program was complete, following a torrent of nuclear and missile tests that include ... (more...)
IDF Patriot Missiles Shoots Down Syrian Sukhoi Warplane Over Israel
- July 24, 2018

At the time, the plane was intercepted by a Patriot missile some 800 meters west of the Israel-Syria border. As per the Israeli military, reported AP, Syrian Air Force had intensified their activity since morning hours. On 24 July, following media reports that the Russian-made Sukhoi was under surveillance when it entered some two kilometers into Israeli airspace and was shot down by two Patriot missiles. (more...)
'Handmaid's Tale' demonstrators protest Vice President Mike Pence in Philly 'Handmaid's Tale' demonstrators protest Vice President Mike Pence in Philly
- July 24, 2018

Pence is scheduled to visit Center City once again on Monday. Protesters said they are opposed to Trump administration policies on abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration and other issues. "These are just two acute manifestations of the Trump/Pence fascist agenda, one that can not be stopped unless people in our millions get in the streets in growing, sustained protest demanding Trump/Pence Must Go!" Goldman is a member of the liberal group Refuse Fascism, which is organizing the ... (more...)
Israel 'shoots down' Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights
- July 24, 2018

He also insisted that Iran should remove all long-range missiles and its air defense system from the country, media said. Russian Federation has said that it wants to see the separation of forces on the frontier preserved. The system was activated when two Syrian surface-to-surface missiles seemed to approach Israeli airspace. At the time, the plane was intercepted by a Patriot missile some 800 meters west of the Israel-Syria border. (more...)
Palestinian minor killed by Israeli forces near Bethlehem Palestinian minor killed by Israeli forces near Bethlehem
- July 24, 2018

The Palestinians are also demanding an end to Israel's 11-year blockade of the Gaza Strip , which has affected almost two million people from getting access to basic needs. "Given ongoing blackouts of about 20 hours a day, if fuel does not come in immediately, people's lives will be at stake, with the most vulnerable patients, like cardiac patients, those on dialysis, and newborns in intensive care, at highest risk". (more...)

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