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Saakashvili sends tearful message to Ukrainian president after losing citizenship Saakashvili sends tearful message to Ukrainian president after losing citizenship
- July 27, 2017

Saakashvili was in the U.S. when news of the loss of his Ukrainian citizenship broke, he said on Facebook. Saakashvili's native country is seeking his extradition on charges connected with the violent dispersal of protests during his presidency and a raid on a private television station. (more...)
CJP takes suo motu notice of Multan rape incident CJP takes suo motu notice of Multan rape incident
- July 27, 2017

Taking notice of the incident, the panchayat members were taken into custody. It was reported that on 16 July a 12-year-old girl was assaulted while working in the family fields by her cousin with her mother saying that she was covered in a cloth and "forcibly raped". (more...)
Congress demands actions against Anurag Thakur for 'filming parliament proceedings' Congress demands actions against Anurag Thakur for 'filming parliament proceedings'
- July 27, 2017

He had also said that these MPs should quit if they were unable to prove their charges and also demanded a public apology from them. Pandemonium reined in Parliament on Monday when the opposition trooped into the Wells of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to protest against the Centre's recent actions with regard to the Bofors Gun Case, frequent incidents of mob lynching arising out of the ban on cow slaughter and the National Eligibility-cum-entrance Test (NEET). (more...)
Trump announces ban on transgender people in the military Trump announces ban on transgender people in the military
- July 27, 2017

The policy was still under review and first came under fire from Trump's administration in June, when Defense Secretary James Mattis announced he would delay the inclusion of transgender military members, which was scheduled to take effect July 1. (more...)
Subpoena dropped against Trump's ex-campaign head Subpoena dropped against Trump's ex-campaign head
- July 27, 2017

Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni declined to comment on the committee's announcement. Manafort and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , now a top White House adviser, also attended the June 2016 meeting. Manafort's request, ultimately that was not possible". "Let me be very clear", Kushner said later in a rare public statement at the White House, "I did not collude with Russian Federation, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so". (more...)
UN says Jerusalem crisis must end as Trump sends envoy
- July 27, 2017

Jordan and Israel share a long border, various water and natural gas projects, and cooperate to stem Iran's growing influence and the spread of Islamic State militancy in the region. Riyad Mansour said the Palestinians condemned in the strongest terms the closing of the mosque for the first time since 1969 and demanded a return of the status quo. (more...)
China claims India admitted to crossing into its territory China claims India admitted to crossing into its territory
- July 27, 2017

The commentary said more than five weeks into the standoff between China and India on their border at Doklam , "some countries other than the two directly involved are trying to step in". It has made it very clear yet again that it will not move back from its stated position: that India withdraw its troops, and then talk. A source close to the development told The Times of India that concurrently, diplomatic channels are being kept open despite the nearly daily dose of belligerent rhetoric ... (more...)
Wasserman Schultz staffer arrested, then fired Wasserman Schultz staffer arrested, then fired
- July 27, 2017

Awan pleaded not guilty to the bank fraud charge Tuesday during an arraignment in federal court in Washington. A federal criminal complaint posted by Politico Tuesday states that Awan and his wife Hina Alvi attempted to defraud a Congressional credit union. (more...)
Trans-European pipeline threatened by US Russia sanctions
- July 26, 2017

The House is set to vote on Tuesday on a package of bills on sanctions covering Russian Federation as well as Iran and North Korea. It also limits any effort by the White House to weaken such penalties. On July 23, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "We support where the legislation is now and will continue working with the House and Senate to put those tough sanctions in place on Russian Federation until the situation in Ukraine is fully resolved". (more...)
Israeli sources: Three Israelis allegedly fatally stabbed near settlement colony Israeli sources: Three Israelis allegedly fatally stabbed near settlement colony
- July 26, 2017

Elad Salomon, the son, is survived by his wife, Michal, and five children. On Monday, the al-Abed family hosted guests and al-Abed handed out candies. The brutal attack came amid heightened tensions in the wake of a shooting attack at the Temple Mount on July 14 that left two Israeli Border Police officers killed. (more...)
Law Enforcement Leaders Decry Transgender Bathroom Bill Law Enforcement Leaders Decry Transgender Bathroom Bill
- July 26, 2017

The groups have gathered at the Capitol to reject efforts to pass other bills including HB 46, HB 50 and SB 3 and SB 91. "I do not see the bill that is being considered, as we know it - "the bathroom bill" - increases public safety in any way", Manley said, "but instead could, in fact, and will jeopardize the safety of many in our community". (more...)
Cardinal Pell denies abuse charges in Australian court Cardinal Pell denies abuse charges in Australian court
- July 26, 2017

The magistrate refused the media's request for access to the court file including charge sheets. He warned media and the public not to speculate on the outcome of the case or risk contempt of court charges under the doctrine of sub judice. (more...)
Polish President vows to veto 2 of 3 contested judicial reform bills Polish President vows to veto 2 of 3 contested judicial reform bills
- July 26, 2017

Duda's decision to veto the remaining reforms confounded the expectations of the opposition and worldwide critics, who said the government reforms jeopardized the independence of the judiciary by giving politicians the power to retire Supreme Court judges and appoint their replacements. (more...)
Woman 'Slapped' Back Of Police Car Before Justine Damond Was Killed Woman 'Slapped' Back Of Police Car Before Justine Damond Was Killed
- July 26, 2017

Diamond was killed by Mohamed Noor , a Minneapolis police officer, and Noor's partner said that just before Noor fired, he heard a loud sound. According to court records released on Wednesday, investigators asked for two search warrants, one for the alley behind Justine's house where she reported a potential rape, and another for her house itself. (more...)
Justin Bieber Cancels Remaining 'Purpose' Tour Dates Due To 'Unforeseen Circumstances' Justin Bieber Cancels Remaining 'Purpose' Tour Dates Due To 'Unforeseen Circumstances'
- July 26, 2017

Bieber's called off dates follow a similar move by Adele , who canceled the last two shows of her world tour scheduled for London's Wembley Arena, where 100,000 fans were expected nightly. In the latest social media post, Bieber's management team cited " unforeseen circumstances " as the reason behind the cancellation. "I love you guys, you're awesome". (more...)
Shark gets dragged behind motorboat at high speed in Florida Shark gets dragged behind motorboat at high speed in Florida
- July 26, 2017

The video only lasts a few seconds, beginning with a shot of the animal being helplessly dragged behind the high-speed boat . "It's not", Quartiano told CBS 4 News . The video was posted on Instagram by outraged fisherman Mark Quartiano, also known as "Mark the Shark" and has since been viewed more than 45,000 times. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar scathing 'Humble' video leads MTV VMA nominations Kendrick Lamar scathing 'Humble' video leads MTV VMA nominations
- July 26, 2017

The Video Music Awards for the first time will not divide by gender with a new Artist of the Year prize incorporating the top male and female categories. Another snub is Ed Sheeran's Shape of You . Other video of the year nominees includes Mars' " 24K Magic ", the Weeknd's " Reminder ", Alessia Cara's " Scars to Your Beautiful " and " Wild Thoughts ", the hit by DJ Khaled , Rihanna and Bryson Tiller released last month. (more...)
Indigenous Musician Dr G. Yunupingu Dies, Aged 46 Indigenous Musician Dr G. Yunupingu Dies, Aged 46
- July 26, 2017

The blind singer-songwriter who sold more than half a million albums worldwide, died on Tuesday night in Darwin, aged just 46. Williams said he had been contacted by people who were concerned that the musician had not been getting renal treatment for the Hepatitis B he contracted as a child, which had caused the singer to suffer from liver and kidney disease. (more...)
Immigrants Found Dead Inside Overheated Tractor-Trailer in Texas Immigrants Found Dead Inside Overheated Tractor-Trailer in Texas
- July 26, 2017

Police were called by a Walmart employee on Saturday night after a person from the truck approached the supermarket asking for water . He said some of the people who had been in the truck had left to the nearby woods. of Clearwater, Florida in connection with the case, which they're calling a "horrific" human trafficking crime . At least two young children were also found. (more...)
Snakes smuggled into USA in potato chip cans Snakes smuggled into USA in potato chip cans
- July 26, 2017

Agents searched Franco's home and found another package in a child's bedroom, along with a baby Morelet crocodile and tanks of various species of protected turtles, according to the complaint. Authorities say on the same day Franco mailed six protected turtles - desert box turtles, three-toed box turtles and ornate box turtles - to Hong Kong in another shipment that was also intercepted by Fish and Wildlife. (more...)
Ukraine Government 'Didn't Help Any Candidate' in 2016 US Election - Embassy Ukraine Government 'Didn't Help Any Candidate' in 2016 US Election - Embassy
- July 26, 2017

This was a pretty obvious attempt to change the subject. . The tweet came after Trump questioned for a second time via social media why Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn't investigated Hillary Clinton further as the Justice Department's probe into possible Russian interference in US politics continues. (more...)
Attacks on health care will continue Attacks on health care will continue
- July 26, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has chose to hold a vote to repeal the health care law now and replace it at a later date. What is killing the Republican reform effort is the fatuous Congressional Budget Office projections that some 20 million people will lose their health insurance under virtually any GOP plan. (more...)
Texas bathroom bill clears another hurdle after 10-hour Texas bathroom bill clears another hurdle after 10-hour "marathon hearing"
- July 26, 2017

Ellen Troxclair is the lone City Council member who supports SB 1. Senate Bill 91 debated last week. "I am not aware of any evidence that shows there has been a problem with men entering into women's bathrooms to create issues", said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. (more...)
European Union court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers European Union court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers
- July 26, 2017

ECJ chose to keep Sri Lankan militant group LTTE off the list. After considering the 2014 decision, Luxemburg-based judges ruled that the General Court "should not have annulled" Hamas's status as a terror group. The EU's terrorist list was drawn up after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States, to enable the bloc to freeze a group's financial assets and improve the way police and justice officials co-operated. (more...)
Shoppers and film-goers defy pay squeeze to keep economy growing Shoppers and film-goers defy pay squeeze to keep economy growing
- July 26, 2017

Earlier this week the United Kingdom economy was given the thumbs down by the International Monetary Fund ( IMF ). However, this provided the only significant support to overall GDP growth. 'Most people anticipated that would happen, ' adds Lake. "We have weak economic growth presided over by a weak government, and this is likely to keep us near the bottom of the global growth league". (more...)

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