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ICE Names New Acting Director Amid Immigration Turmoil ICE Names New Acting Director Amid Immigration Turmoil
- July 02, 2018

It has been picked up as a rallying cry by Hollywood elites eager for another issue over which to attack the president, and on Saturday it sent tens of thousands of people into the streets in cities across the country. Republicans, who for the most part, have been all about accepting President Trump's attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are now condemning Democrats for suggesting changes to the way that ICE is operated. (more...)
Afghanistan ends unilateral ceasefire with Taliban, orders security forces to resume operations Afghanistan ends unilateral ceasefire with Taliban, orders security forces to resume operations
- July 02, 2018

Wells said that since the Afghan government and United States were willing to start talking without preconditions, the onus was now on the Taliban to respond. US forces in Afghanistan conducted more than 20 airstrikes against the Taliban on Saturday after an unprecedented unilateral cease-fire ended. Pressure is building on the Taliban to respond to President Ashraf Ghani's offer for peace talks, in the face of growing demands for an end to the 17-year-long war in Afghanistan, a senior US ... (more...)
Detroit activists rally against 'zero tolerance' immigration policies Detroit activists rally against 'zero tolerance' immigration policies
- July 02, 2018

Organiser Michelle Wentz said opposition to the administration's "barbaric and inhumane" policy had seemed to cross political party lines. "Do you know where our children are?" one protester's sign there asked. Her case dates from before the practice of separating families intensified in May. Marchers took to the streets in Raleigh, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Pittsburgh; Houston; cities in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, as well as Antler, North Dakota, population 27. (more...)
Five lynched in Maharashtra on suspicion of being child-lifters, 15 held
- July 02, 2018

A case of two men being thrashed over rumours that they were trying to kidnap a child has been reported from Chennai. On June 29, Sukanta Chakraborty, 36, who was appealing to the public on behalf of the administration to refrain from rumour-mongering on social media, himself fell victim of a mass hysteria over child-lifting that has claimed two lives and left as many as six people injured in three separate incidents in 48 hours, forcing the government to suspend all mobile internet services ... (more...)
Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Mexico's Pacific coast World 08:40 Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Mexico's Pacific coast World 08:40
- July 02, 2018

An quake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck the Pacific coast of Mexico on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Puente said the tremors were not too strong and were only lightly felt. Mexico is no stranger to earthquakes as it falls in the "Pacific Ring of Fire" - a region that experiences intense seismic and volcanic activity. On Saturday, June 30, according to the national seismological service of the country, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the ... (more...)
German Interior Minister offers to resign over asylum policy German Interior Minister offers to resign over asylum policy
- July 02, 2018

Early on Monday, Seehofer confirmed he would offer to step down from the posts, while party leaders are reportedly trying to convince the minister to stay put. "The sum of all we've agreed is equivalent to what the CSU wants - that's my personal view, but the CSU must decide for themselves. Of course, the CSU will have to decide that for itself", she added. (more...)
Israeli army deploys reinforcements along Syrian border as fighting intensifies Israeli army deploys reinforcements along Syrian border as fighting intensifies
- July 02, 2018

Israel says it is neutral in the seven-year war but has carried out scores of air strikes in Syria on suspected Iranian targets, Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas or in response to what it said were attacks directed against its own forces in the Golan. (more...)
Michael Cohen to break silence on 'Good Morning America'
- July 02, 2018

Stephanopoulos confirmed the Good Morning America interview as well, tweeting out his own photo of the two in conversation. Cohen was Trump's longtime fixer and a key player in the Trump Organization. The interview is set to air Monday morning on ABC . President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in NY, says he sat down for an interview with ABC News and his "silence is broken". (more...)
Dem senator says Supreme Court vote could be 'career ending' for lawmakers
- July 02, 2018

President Donald Trump shouldn't pick someone for the Supreme Court who doesn't respect legal precedent, including the "settled" law legalizing abortion, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said. "There are people on that list whom I could not support because I believe that they have demonstrated a disrespect for the vital principle of stare decisis ", Collins said on ABC, referring to the principle of respecting past judicial precedents. (more...)
European Union leaders reach migration deal after marathon talks European Union leaders reach migration deal after marathon talks
- July 02, 2018

Today Italy is no longer alone". The newly elected president added that the above-mentioned route has been under pressure. They have traditionally been backed by rich destination countries including France, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands. (more...)
Met Office issues first ever 'danger to life' weather warning for thunderstorms Met Office issues first ever 'danger to life' weather warning for thunderstorms
- July 02, 2018

Which areas will be affected? The warning stated: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms will affect parts of South West England during Sunday morning will become more widespread, spreading into South Wales and further east across southern England in the afternoon". (more...)
Tanauan City Mayor Halili shot during flag ceremony; in critical condition Tanauan City Mayor Halili shot during flag ceremony; in critical condition
- July 02, 2018

The camera moves away from Halili moments before a gunshot is heard and panic ensues. Mayor Antonio Halili, who gained notoriety for parading people arrested on drug offenses, was killed with a single shot to the chest from an unknown assailant, Police Superintendent Renato Mercado told CNN . (more...)
US intelligence believes N.Korea making more nuclear bomb fuel despite talks US intelligence believes N.Korea making more nuclear bomb fuel despite talks
- July 02, 2018

In May, Pyongyang also invited foreign journalists to witness the official dismantling of its only nuclear site Pungyye-ri but even that has not convinced experts about the former's intention. Critics say the Singapore agreement was short on detail and Trump made too many concessions to Kim, especially agreeing to stop military exercises with South Korea, which the North has long sought. (more...)
Courageous pup saves owner from rattlesnake bite in Arizona Courageous pup saves owner from rattlesnake bite in Arizona
- July 02, 2018

But, she said, her "hero of a puppy" saved her. Just as Goodwin was about to unknowingly step on the snake, Todd spotted it and jumped in front of his owner's leg. Matt Nelson, the person who runs the We Rate Dogs account, said Todd "shattered" all of the account's records. It has been interacted with more than 200,000 times since it was posted Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Obama Tells Democratic Donors To ‘Get Organized’ And Register Voters Before Midterms Obama Tells Democratic Donors To ‘Get Organized’ And Register Voters Before Midterms
- July 02, 2018

Speaking on how to motivate young people, in particular, to head to the polls, Obama said the " most important thing" Democrats could do is "invite them in and give them power". "I said to the incoming president, 'Just change the name and claim that you made these wonderful changes and I would be like, 'You go, " he said, according to CNN ". (more...)
Afghanistan: At least four dead after blast in Jalalabad Afghanistan: At least four dead after blast in Jalalabad
- July 02, 2018

Narendr Singh, one of the wounded Sikh from Sunday's attack, told The Associated Press by phone from his hospital bed in Jalalabad that the attack targeted their convoy. Small communities of Sikhs and Hindus reside in what is otherwise an overwhelmingly Muslim nation. But increasing numbers of Sikhs and Hindus have moved to India, their spiritual homeland, due to persecution and repeated threats. (more...)
Girl dies after bouncy castle incident in Norfolk Girl dies after bouncy castle incident in Norfolk
- July 02, 2018

She later died in hopsital, police confirmed in a statement several hours later. A bouncy castle exploded at the beach and the child on it was catapulted about 20ft into the air. Eyewitness Kara Longshaw claims paramedics performed CRP on the girl for 15 minutes before taking her to hospital. 'I was at the top of the stairs near the cliff that overlooks the beach and people were all there and everyone was in shock, ' she said. (more...)
UAE announces pause in offensive on Yemen's Hodeida UAE announces pause in offensive on Yemen's Hodeida
- July 02, 2018

In a series of tweets, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the pause was aimed at pursuing negotiations for an unconditional rebel withdrawal from the port, but warned that full military action could resume. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi militias in Yemen said Saturday that a Houthi attempt to attack fishing vessels in the Red Sea has been thwarted. (more...)
Senator Mocks Trump Over North Korea Nuclear Program Senator Mocks Trump Over North Korea Nuclear Program
- July 02, 2018

North Korea intends to maintain some of its nuclear stockpile and production facilities while potentially concealing them from the United States, The Washington Post reported Saturday , citing USA officials. The facility makes solid-fuel, ballistic missiles-which would be able to strike US military installations in Asia with a nuclear weapon with little warning-as well as re-entry vehicles for warheads that Pyongyang might use on longer-range missiles able to hit the continental U.S. (more...)
Merkel coalition CRISIS: German minister Horst Seehofer RESIGNS Merkel coalition CRISIS: German minister Horst Seehofer RESIGNS
- July 02, 2018

The dpa news agency, citing information from unidentified participants, reported that a almost eight-hour meeting of the CSU in Munich was put on hold after Interior Minister Horst Seehofer made his offer. But others in the CSU have pointed to opinion polls showing that Bavarians have more sympathy for Merkel than for either Seehofer or Bavarian Premier Markus Soeder. (more...)
Body-in-barrel accused facing 16 more charges
- July 02, 2018

Sikorsky abandoned the vehicle at a gated residential estate in nearby Stapylton, where police then discovered what are believed to be the remains of Ms Beilby stuffed into a small barrel in the ute's tray. Police say they are yet to determine Larissa's cause of death and are investigating if any other people aided Sikorsky. Queensland Police said in a statement that Sikorsky had surrendered and been arrested without incident at around 6.30pm tonight "following a highly complex and lengthy ... (more...)
Merkel on the agreement at the European Union summit Merkel on the agreement at the European Union summit
- July 02, 2018

The lifeless bodies of three babies were brought ashore in Libya on Friday, victims of a Mediterranean migrant shipwreck in which survivors say 100 people are still missing. Outside Europe, centers would be created to reduce the number of migrants who risk the sea voyage to the Continent and to disrupt the black economy of people-smuggling. (more...)
Malaysian Man, 41, Termed Malaysian Man, 41, Termed "Child Predator" For Marrying 11-Year-Old Girl
- July 02, 2018

However, girls can marry at 16 with the permission of their state's chief minister, while Islamic law sets a 16-year minimum age for girls and allows even earlier marriages with the permission of the sharia court. As for Muslims, the minimum legal age for marriage in the states' Islamic family laws is 18 and 16 for a male and female respectively, but children below these ages can still marry if they get the consent of a Shariah judge. (more...)
Killed in Attack on French-Malian Patrol in North Mali Killed in Attack on French-Malian Patrol in North Mali
- July 02, 2018

France's army spokesman, Patrik Steiger, confirmed that civilians had been killed in an attack in Gao and the army was assessing the state of the 30-strong French patrol that came under attack. The Al-Qaeda-linked Support Group for Islam and Muslims, the main jihadist alliance in the Sahel, claimed Friday's bombing in a telephone call to the Mauritanian news agency Al-Akhbar. (more...)
Infamous French Thief Escapes Prison in Bold Helicopter Caper Infamous French Thief Escapes Prison in Bold Helicopter Caper
- July 02, 2018

In April 2013, he broke out of a different jail by taking four prison guards hostage and using explosives hidden in tissue packets to blast his way through the gates. In 2001, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for armed robbery. But he was suspected of masterminding an attempted armed robbery in 2010 that led to a high-speed chase and a shootout with police in which 26-year-old policewoman Aurelie Fouquet was killed. (more...)

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