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Israeli Army: Slain Gaza Medic Wasn't Shot Deliberately Israeli Army: Slain Gaza Medic Wasn't Shot Deliberately
- June 08, 2018

Ezzadin Tamimi was shot dead when troops came to arrest him over alleged stone throwing, the Maan news agency said on Wednesday. The IDF spokesperson explained that troops " responded with riot dispersal means ". She is now serving an eight-month jail term for slapping an Israeli soldier. Photos of Ezz al-Din Tamimi's blood-soaked shirt showed at least two holes in the chest which would appear to corroborate initial reports from eyewitnesses that he was also shot in the chest. (more...)
Trump Wants Russia Back In G-7
- June 08, 2018

The summit has received significant attention due to a major decline in relations between the leaders of the participating states. In an earlier Twitter post, Trump said the United States would emerge victorious if other nations refused to accede to his trade demands, suggesting he plans to employ a take-it-or-leave-it bargaining position with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit here. (more...)
Mother, Boyfriend in Gabriel Fernandez Torture Death Case to Be Sentenced Mother, Boyfriend in Gabriel Fernandez Torture Death Case to Be Sentenced
- June 08, 2018

Fernandez's son, Gabriel, was killed in a " beyond animalistic " way in 2013. Prosecutors during Aguirre's trial past year said he reveled in torturing the boy because he thought he was gay and forced him to eat cat feces and made him sleep in a small closet while gagged and bound. (more...)
Doug Ford leads PCs to majority government
- June 08, 2018

Many of her cabinet ministers have been defeated. Wynne's party may drop below the eight seats needed to be recognized as an official party in the province's legislature, said Barry Kay, a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, part of a team running seat projections. (more...)
Austria plans to shut seven mosques, expel foreign-funded imams Austria plans to shut seven mosques, expel foreign-funded imams
- June 08, 2018

Austria is home to an estimated 600,000 Muslims, mostly of Turkish origin. At a press conference on Friday, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government is shutting down a Turkish mosque and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community which runs six mosques. (more...)
Trump may pardon deceased boxing great Muhammad Ali
- June 08, 2018

He refused to serve in the Vietnam War because of his religious beliefs, declaring himself a conscientious objector, and saying, "I ain't got no quarrel with the Viet Cong". Earlier this week, Trump commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was championed by Kim Kardashian West. Last week, Trump pardoned conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. (more...)
192 people missing in aftermath of Guatemala volcano eruption 192 people missing in aftermath of Guatemala volcano eruption
- June 08, 2018

People carry the coffins of seven people who died during the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, which in Spanish means Volcano of Fire, in the background, to the cemetery in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala , Monday, June 4, 2018. Volcano eruptions have rocked the world recently, with Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupting in the USA and now Guatemala's "volcano of fire" Volcan De Fuego. (more...)
China offers to buy US$70b in U.S. goods
- June 08, 2018

Exports rose 12.6 percent to $212.9 billion, little changed from the previous month's 12.9 percent. In contrast to acceleration seen in imports, export growth slowed fractionally, falling to 12.6% from 12.9% in the year to April. "With global growth now past its peak, Chinese export growth is trending down", said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics in a report. "Progress in US-China trade negotiations raises hopes that a sharp downturn in [outbound] shipments can be avoided", he ... (more...)
Austria to expel clerics in crackdown on political Islam Austria to expel clerics in crackdown on political Islam
- June 08, 2018

Turkey's presidential spokesman has lambasted Austria's decision to expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and shut seven mosques as an "anti-Islam" and " racist " move. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz , right, of the Austrian People's Party and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the Freedom Party give a news conference in Vienna after their first Cabinet meeting, December 19, 2017. (more...)
Poster of lockdown song in kindergarten classroom will break your heart Poster of lockdown song in kindergarten classroom will break your heart
- June 08, 2018

A mother who visited her soon-to-be kindergartner's classroom in Somerville this week tweeted her shock over a sing-song nursery rhyme teaching kids how to respond in a lockdown - which city leaders are defending as a sober reminder of the reality in schools across the nation. (more...)
Wynne Stepping Down As Ontario Liberal Leader After Election Disaster
- June 08, 2018

The contest in Canada's industrial and manufacturing heartland was a fight between Ford and the left-leaning New Democratic Party after Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne, premier since 2013 and the first woman to lead the province, dropped to a distant third in opinion polls. (more...)
Can you spot the alligator stealthily lurking in this unknowing family's garden? Can you spot the alligator stealthily lurking in this unknowing family's garden?
- June 08, 2018

Unbeknownst to him or his watching family though, an actual alligator was skulking nearby - but you might struggle to see it! Nicole said she regularly performs backyard checks before they go outside but she just didn't see this one. "They start roaming around, you find them in swimming pools, underneath your vehicle - it's the time they are on the move a lot", he told WFTV . "Never in my life have I been so scared", she wrote. (more...)
At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109 At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109
- June 08, 2018

Thursday. The six children who were selected to receive care in Galveston were chosen because, although they have severe injuries, they can be treated. The agency said seven of the latest victims were in a temporary morgue installed close to the impact zone, in the now-devastated community of San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, south of the capital Guatemala City. (more...)
Bank Negara Governor Allegedly Wants to Resign Over 1MDB Land Purchase Bank Negara Governor Allegedly Wants to Resign Over 1MDB Land Purchase
- June 08, 2018

The prime minister says the government is waiting for the palace to approve a candidate to replace Muhammad Ibrahim. Malaysia's new Attorney-General, Mr Tommy Thomas, yesterday said there would be "no cover ups" as he promised to institute criminal and civil action over a graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. (more...)
Alice Johnson Details Kim Kardashian's Call About Commutation
- June 08, 2018

She revealed, "I'm so happy, nothing bothers me". Johnson, 63, was released after serving 21 years of a life sentence for a first-time nonviolent drug offense and charges of money laundering. "I am a true first-time nonviolent offender". "I pulled out letters". Denied clemency three times during the Obama administration, Johnson says this time it felt different. (more...)
Michigan Voters To Decide On Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November Michigan Voters To Decide On Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November
- June 08, 2018

Current consumers said the price would have to rise to nearly $14 per gram before they'd stop buying while respondents who said they're likely to become consumers once cannabis is legalized said they'd stop buying at about $11 per gram. "I think marijuana, the thing that worries me most about marijuana if it goes into a higher drug, that's my biggest concern". Gross sales for medical marijuana came in at $206 million. (more...)
Not a wave, but Democrats are gaining Not a wave, but Democrats are gaining
- June 08, 2018

Trump so dominates the Republican Party that efforts to escape his shadow carry significant risks for any GOP candidate. What else will Californians need to know about the two candidates? That allows the possibility of two candidates qualifying from the same party - and neither from the other. (more...)
Signals from missing FlySax plane located Signals from missing FlySax plane located
- June 08, 2018

Others in the search mission included Kenya Red Cross, National Disaster Management Unit and Kenya Forest Service. The Cesna C208 craft, registration number 5Y-CAC, was flying from a Kitale airstrip in Trans-Nzoia County when it lost contact with control tower at 5pm Tuesday in the Aberdares. (more...)
Turkey Suspends Migrant Readmission Deal With Greece - Foreign Minister Turkey Suspends Migrant Readmission Deal With Greece - Foreign Minister
- June 08, 2018

Under the bilateral deal signed in 2001, 1,209 foreign nationals have been deported to Turkey from Greece in the last two years, data from the Greek citizens' protection ministry showed. Greek courts have rejected Turkey's extradition request on grounds that the officers may not be guaranteed a fair trial in Turkey. The soldiers arrived to Greece on board a stolen military helicopter hours after the failed coup that killed hundreds and wounded thousands. (more...)
Pentagon Plans to Release Detained US Citizen Into Syria Pentagon Plans to Release Detained US Citizen Into Syria
- June 08, 2018

U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan scheduled a hearing on the government plan for Friday morning. After being blocked by a Washington court from handing over the dual US-Saudi citizen, identified only as "John Doe" to Saudi Arabia, the Justice Department said in a filing that it had made a decision to release the man in Syria, where he was originally taken prisoner. (more...)
Arrests for Illegal Border Crossings Top 50000 in May Arrests for Illegal Border Crossings Top 50000 in May
- June 08, 2018

Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her on Wednesday in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation's borders , according to several current and former officials familiar with the episode.... (more...)
At Least 25 People Killed In Guatemala Volcano Eruption At Least 25 People Killed In Guatemala Volcano Eruption
- June 08, 2018

Disaster agency spokesman David de Leon says about 300 people have been evacuated from nearby villages, which are being blanketed by ash as fiery smoke billows almost four miles into the sky. Israel's Foreign Ministry says Monday it extended the assistance through its embassy in Guatemala and that a further assessment will be held with local authorities later. (more...)
Henri van Breda sentenced to three life terms Henri van Breda sentenced to three life terms
- June 08, 2018

Van Breda also received a one-year sentence for obstructing justice after the court concluded that he inflicted injuries on himself to try to mislead police. This has led to speculation that an appeal is on the cards. "Each murderous attack on a family member is a severe crime and warrants the severest punishment", Desai told the packed Western Cape High Court in Cape Town after the headline-making trial. (more...)
Top aide to EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns Top aide to EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns
- June 08, 2018

Last year, Pruitt also directed Hupp's younger sister to reach out to a senior executive at Chick-fil-A to inquire about a "business opportunity". Apparently, Wilcox has had a rough day answering questions about the impending departure of EPA aide Millan Hupp. (more...)
Trooper stops retired police officer who delivered him 27 years earlier Trooper stops retired police officer who delivered him 27 years earlier
- June 08, 2018

Image copyright New Jersey State Police Image caption After the chance meeting, Mr Patterson, and his mother, Karen, went to visit Mr Bailly at his home. Patterson's mother was shopping when she went into labor. Needless to say, Patterson did not wind up giving Bailly a ticket. And with baby Michael unable to wait any longer, the young officer was guided through the delivery process by the doctor, who was still on the phone line. (more...)

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