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England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France
- July 12, 2018

England's bid to reach the World Cup final ended in heartbreak and failure on a night of unbearable tension in Moscow. After finishing second in Group G behind Belgium, England survived in penalty kicks against Colombia in the Round of 16 and then defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarterfinals. (more...)
Nevada Execution on Hold After Company Objects to Use of its Drug Nevada Execution on Hold After Company Objects to Use of its Drug
- July 12, 2018

Nevada plans to carry out the first execution using fentanyl, a drug at the heart of the U.S. opioid epidemic, on Wednesday. A Nevada judge is halting the use of a drug in the execution of twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. (more...)
Indian with world’s longest fingernails to finally cut them after 66 years Indian with world’s longest fingernails to finally cut them after 66 years
- July 12, 2018

Lucas Jackson / Reuters Shridhar Chillal of India displays his newly cut fingernails at an announcement that the five fingernails he grew for 66 years will be displayed in Ripley's Believe it or Not in NY. They flew Chillal from Pune to NY to cut his nails and memorialise them forever in the museum. In 2015, he told HuffPost India how hard it was to sleep with his long nails. (more...)
Man with no arms stabbed stranger with his feet
- July 12, 2018

According to the Miami Herald , Crenshaw told Miami Beach police that he had been lying down when Coronado attacked him first, punching him in the head. Crenshaw has remained tight-lipped on why he has no arms, but claimed to one reporter that his mother had fed him rat poison as a child. He said he then pulled out a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed the victim before putting the scissors in his waistband and leaving the area, authorities said. (more...)
Croatia tops England for its 1st World Cup final Croatia tops England for its 1st World Cup final
- July 12, 2018

The manager has caught the eye in Russian Federation as much for his sartorial elegance as his success with his young team, lead on the pitch by tournament top scorer Harry Kane . "We worked hard defensively, we needed to take advantage a bit more in the counter-attacks but congratulations to my players and my staff", he said, according to Reuters . (more...)
Facebook faces United Kingdom fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal
- July 12, 2018

In Facebook's case this would amount to around US$1.6 billion (€1.4 billion). It is the first financial penalty Facebook's has faced since the data leak was revealed earlier this year . The accusations made by the Commissioner's office pertain to not protecting user data properly and not making clear how the user data was shared with others, according to The Washington Post . (more...)
SWS: Duterte gets lowest personal satisfaction rating in latest survey SWS: Duterte gets lowest personal satisfaction rating in latest survey
- July 12, 2018

Twenty percent of adult Filipinos meanwhile said they were dissatisfied with the President's performance, six points higher than the 14 percent last March. As for Balance of Luzon and Mindanao, he retained his grades of "good" and "excellent" respectively, despite the decline. There was also more dissatisfaction over Duterte in the urban areas than in the rural parts of the country. (more...)
Amesbury novichok victim Dawn Sturgess, 44, dies Amesbury novichok victim Dawn Sturgess, 44, dies
- July 12, 2018

Sturgess originally collapsed at an address in Amesbury on June 30 and was taken to the hospital, police said . In addition to Sturgess and Rowley, 21 people have been examined by health experts over concerns they could have been exposed to the Novichok - eight police officers and staff, nine health care workers, one paramedic and three members of the public. (more...)
Bobi Wine leads Ugandans in protest against social media tax Bobi Wine leads Ugandans in protest against social media tax
- July 12, 2018

Rugunda said in a statement to Parliament on Wednesday that since the Act came into force on 1 July 2018; Government has noted "public concerns regarding some of the elements in implementation of especially tax on mobile money transactions and OTT". (more...)
Donald Trump hits China with $200 billion in new tariffs Donald Trump hits China with $200 billion in new tariffs
- July 12, 2018

There is a two-month period of public comment on the latest proposed list before the tariffs get imposed. "The behavior of the United States is hurting China , hurting the world, and hurting itself", it said. "The behavior of the U.S. is hurting China , hurting the world, and hurting itself", the ministry said in a statement , adding that it was "shocked" by USA actions. (more...)
Honeymooning couple fatally collides on zipline in Honduras Honeymooning couple fatally collides on zipline in Honduras
- July 12, 2018

After the surgeons of the hospital operations, her condition stabilized. A newly Wednesday Israeli man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a zip-lining accident during their honeymoon in Honduras. "The girl stayed halfway on the cable and the guy came from behind and hit her up there", chief fire fighter Wilmer Guerrero told La Prensa newspaper . (more...)
Trump is poisoning NATO. Why?
- July 12, 2018

The president appeared to be referring to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would double the amount of gas Russian Federation can send directly to Germany , skirting transit countries such as Ukraine. Germany now spends about 1.2 percent, while the US spends about 3.6 percent. They account for a major portion of the USA agricultural exports to China. (more...)
Typhoon Maria barrels into China after pounding Taiwan Typhoon Maria barrels into China after pounding Taiwan
- July 12, 2018

However, the storm weakened as it approached the island and moved past it to the northwest. Strong winds are still expected, after some parts of the country received rain of up to 100 mm at night. Maria is the first typhoon of the season for Taiwan. About 43,000 households in Taiwan lost power at the typhoon's peak, and the storm also affected hundreds of flights. (more...)
Prosecutors: Manafort says he's treated like 'VIP' in jail Prosecutors: Manafort says he's treated like 'VIP' in jail
- July 12, 2018

But in the Wednesday filing , special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE argued that Manafort's claims do not hold up because Manafort has said in multiple prison calls that he has had full access to his files and attorneys. (more...)
PayPal says woman who died of cancer breached their rules PayPal says woman who died of cancer breached their rules
- July 11, 2018

It was addressed to his wife, Lindsay, who died on May 31. The company recently sent a letter to a deceased woman explaining that her death violated PayPal's terms and conditions, and promising to use debt collectors to reclaim her outstanding account balance. (more...)
Nevada execution halted; drug company opposes midazolam use
- July 11, 2018

Scott Raymond Dozier, a twice-convicted killer, has said he prefers to be executed over living in prison. Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez scheduled a hearing Wednesday to decide if the execution can take place just hours later. (more...)
Mike Pence: 'I Do' Still Want Roe v. Wade Overturned Mike Pence: 'I Do' Still Want Roe v. Wade Overturned
- July 11, 2018

Wade , the landmark case that guaranteed a woman's right to an abortion. But the bigger unknown is now centered around Kavanaugh's so far undisclosed position on abortion rights and the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. "This administration, this president are pro-life, but what the American people ought to know is that, as the president said today, this is not an issue that he discussed with Judge Kavanaugh". (more...)
Yuan, Aussie hit as USA threatens more tariffs on China
- July 11, 2018

The United States is preparing 10 per cent tariffs on more than 6,000 Chinese products, from air conditioning units and antiques to toilet paper and truffles. In Beijing , Li Chenggang, assistant minister at China's Commerce Ministry, said at a forum in Beijing that the latest U.S. proposals interfered with the globalisation of the world economy and that China's support for a multilateral trade system would not change. (more...)
Palestinians to keep paying prisoner stipend despite Israeli penalty Palestinians to keep paying prisoner stipend despite Israeli penalty
- July 11, 2018

Israel has called on Palestinians for years to halt the stipends, which benefit roughly 35,000 families of Palestinians killed, wounded or jailed in the conflict with Israel, many of them accused of involvement in terror. The stipends amount to approximately $330 million, or about 7 percent of the Palestinian Authority's $5 billion budget in 2018. "No one has the right to interfere in this matter", said the Fatah leader at a meeting of party members in Ramallah on Sunday, according to ... (more...)
Israel shoots down Syrian drone with Patriot missile Israel shoots down Syrian drone with Patriot missile
- July 11, 2018

Asked by a reporter if he anticipated a time when the Quneitra crossing would be reopened under the UN-monitored armistice between Israel and Syria, and whether the two old enemies could establish "some kind of relationship", Lieberman said: "I reckon we are a long way from that, but we are not ruling out anything". (more...)
Southgate proud of England support after 20 years of personal hurt Southgate proud of England support after 20 years of personal hurt
- July 11, 2018

Fans have been dancing in the town's streets and chanting It's Coming Home following England's wins earlier in the tournament. Travelling fan Joe Settle, 62, and his son Andrew, from Bolton, said they couldn't miss the chance to see England in the semi final. (more...)
Greece to 'expel Russian diplomats' over FYR Macedonia deal
- July 11, 2018

Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos did not comment on the Russian report but said: "Greece has proven as part of a multifaceted foreign policy that it seeks good relations with all states". However, the diplomatic sources quoted by Kathimerini added that Greece still aimed to maintain "good co-operative relations" with Russian Federation. (more...)
Fobbed off: woman accidentally steals auto for two weeks after key mix-up
- July 11, 2018

She mistook the mans 2015 Infiniti QX50 as her vehicle after doing her shopping and drove off. It turns out the auto that she thought was her rental vehicle was actually a 2015 black Infiniti QX50 , a hatchback - not the sedan she had originally rented. (more...)
In Brussels, Trump Attacks Germany & NATO Secretary
- July 11, 2018

Donald Trump unleashed his fury on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday for defending Germany's energy partnership with Russian Federation and threatened Berlin with USA action over the deal that he said is wholly inappropriate. (more...)
Meet the heroic Navy SEALs from the Thailand cave rescue Meet the heroic Navy SEALs from the Thailand cave rescue
- July 11, 2018

Waleeporn Gunan talked to the BBC about her husband, who died while trying to rescue the boys from Tham Luang cave. "Everyday before we left for work, we said we loved each other", Mrs Gunan said. His funeral was held at a temple in the province of Roi Et in eastern Thailand, where friends, family and colleagues paid their respects. "The determination and dedication of Saman will always be in all of our frogmen hearts", the Thai Navy SEALs said in a statement after his death. (more...)

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