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British Novichok survivor Charlie Rowley regains consciousness: Salisbury District Hospital British Novichok survivor Charlie Rowley regains consciousness: Salisbury District Hospital
- July 13, 2018

Police are working to establish whether the Britons were exposed to the same poison used in the attack on the Skripals. "I would need a forensic link to be definitive, but this is a very rare substance banned by the global community and for there to be two separate distinct incidents in one, small English county is implausible to say the least". (more...)
Willowbrook brick beating suspect, charged with attempted murder, pleads not guilty Willowbrook brick beating suspect, charged with attempted murder, pleads not guilty
- July 13, 2018

According to NBC, Los Angeles prosecutors are asking for her bail to be set at $1.125 million. He was in the area of118th Street and Robin Street in Willowbrook, an unincorporated area of L.A. Erik Mendoza, Rodriguez's grandson, told CNN his grandfather has a broken jaw, a broken cheekbone and two broken ribs as result of the incident. Investigators said so far that has not been substantiated. (more...)
Twitter Purge Costs Obama Millions of Followers
- July 13, 2018

Twitter argued that the recent move was aimed at building users' confidence and reflected the fact that follower counts are "a visible feature" on the platform. Even though Dorsey lost a ton of followers, he still should get good engagement on his tweets. President Trump and former president Barack Obama have both lost Twitter followers as a result of the social networking site purging questionable its accounts. (more...)
Egyptian archaeologists prepare to open huge mystery sarcophagus unearthed in Alexandria Egyptian archaeologists prepare to open huge mystery sarcophagus unearthed in Alexandria
- July 13, 2018

The tomb, which is believed to date to the Ptolemaic period, running roughly from 305 B.C.to 30 B.C., was found about 16 feet below ground during archaeological excavations ahead of construction of a new building, Smithsonian said. "Maybe his name will be written inside or maybe there will be some inscriptions, and maybe we will find a mummy or wooden coffin, or maybe we will find nothing", Waziri added . (more...)
Former Trump advisor Mike Flynn denies joining Qatar lobby firm Former Trump advisor Mike Flynn denies joining Qatar lobby firm
- July 13, 2018

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported Stonington Strategies, founded and headed by Nick Muzin and Joey Allaham, issued a press release and statements announcing the addition of Flynn to the team. It was the first time Flynn had appeared in court since his guilty plea a year ago to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential transition and his Turkish lobbying work. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to up defence spending North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to up defence spending
- July 13, 2018

It doesn't make any sense. As a result, he continued, "NATO is much stronger than it was two days ago". Trump tweeted this morning before the second day of talks. "He's been very nice to me the times I've met him". It took a third question from Blitzer - "so that is a yes?" - before Haber responded with a definitive "yes". (more...)
NAB decides to arrest Nawaz, Maryam inside plane NAB decides to arrest Nawaz, Maryam inside plane
- July 13, 2018

Former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are returning to Pakistan from London on July 13 a week after an accountability court sentenced them to prison for 10 and 7 years respectively. The former prime minister told media that I am struggling for my country and jail or punishment can not stop him. Prior to his departure, Sharif had said his wife finally opened her eyes for a few seconds - something he had revealed a day prior that he wished for. (more...)
Ontario throne speech highlights pledges made by Doug Ford campaign Ontario throne speech highlights pledges made by Doug Ford campaign
- July 13, 2018

The Ontario Electric Vehicle Incentive Program gave new auto buyers in that province the biggest financial incentives to buy electric in the country, and among the largest in the world. The new sex-ed curriculum sparked controversy, particularly among social conservatives, when the Liberal government introduced it. It further says the government will provide stable health-care funding, including a $3.8 billion investment in mental health, addictions and supportive housing. (more...)
Explosion heard near Cairo airport, flights unaffected Explosion heard near Cairo airport, flights unaffected
- July 13, 2018

According to Reuters , officials had suspended all flights from the airport while they investigate the cause of the blast, but Egyptian member of parliament Mustafa Bakri later wrote on Twitter that normal operations had resumed . A number of social media users initially expressed fear that the explosion was casued by an attack. Later that year, ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly airport bombing in Brussels. (more...)
German court authorises extradition of Carles Puigdemont German court authorises extradition of Carles Puigdemont
- July 13, 2018

However, the court will do so only on the charges of misuse of public funds that the Spanish authorities have filed against him, and not for the crime of rebellion. According to German law, a person can be extradited only if charges against him/her are punishable in Germany. "The scale of the violence needed for high treason was not reached during the disturbances". (more...)
Trump says he'll bring up election meddling with Putin Trump says he'll bring up election meddling with Putin
- July 13, 2018

And while all member nations have agreed, in principle, to work toward the 2 percent spending goal, each country is ultimately beholden to unique political processes and must consult with their respective parliaments to secure increased military spending. (more...)
Thai boys were passed 'sleeping' through cave, says rescue diver Thai boys were passed 'sleeping' through cave, says rescue diver
- July 13, 2018

One of the divers who helped to save 12 schoolboys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand played down his heroics as he returned to Britain. "If you can imagine being physically and mentally exhausted going through a rescue and having to deal with that, when you're at your lowest ebb, you've given it all and then you find out the sad news about your father, who's your best mate - that's really, really tough", Pearce said. (more...)
Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally
- July 12, 2018

A group of about 20 mayors visited the border near El Paso, Texas, on June 21, one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop his administration from separating migrant families at the border. He then went to Mexico and crossed into the U.S.to get a view of the facility. Border Patrol agents who were rescuing a distressed pregnant woman in Texas on Saturday were attacked by rocks thrown by illegal immigrants, officials said. (more...)
House GOP weighs contempt against key witness in Federal Bureau of Investigation probes House GOP weighs contempt against key witness in Federal Bureau of Investigation probes
- July 12, 2018

President Donald Trump attacked a former FBI lawyer on Wednesday after she failed to testify on allegations of anti-Trump bias in the FBI's investigation of him. "This investigation is a political charade-a platform to elevate far-right conspiracy theories and undermine the Special Counsel's ongoing criminal investigation of the President and his campaign aides, which has already produced five guilty pleas and criminal charges against 23 individuals and entities", said Representative Jerrold ... (more...)
Judge: FBI agent who fired gun while dancing can have it back Judge: FBI agent who fired gun while dancing can have it back
- July 12, 2018

Bishop's lawyer argued during a short court hearing on Tuesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation strongly encourages its agents to carry their service weapons while not on the clock. Ken Lane, spokesman for the district attorney's office, would only confirm the existence of a plea offer. The gun fell to the ground when he did a backflip and went off when he picked it up. (more...)
Trump Requests 'More American' Air Force One Design Trump Requests 'More American' Air Force One Design
- July 12, 2018

Trump reportedly expressed his concerns in a February meeting with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, during which the men are said to have discussed a $4 billion deal to replace two 747s for official White House business. It also bears the presidential seal and reads "United States of America" in large letters. Aside from updating the color scheme, Trump reportedly wants to upgrade the presidential bed, replacing the current couch-like bunk with something bigger and more comfortable. (more...)
'NATO Is Much Stronger Now': Trump Claims Victory After Contentious Summit
- July 12, 2018

But I will tell you this: at a certain point they're going to call me they're going to say "Let's make a deal". An agreement to reopen talks would allow both sides to argue that they are tackling a major issue, a result analysts said might appeal to both leaders' egos, while leaving it to lower-level officials to grapple with the nitty gritty. (more...)
Puerto Rican T-shirt video controversy results in officer's resignation Puerto Rican T-shirt video controversy results in officer's resignation
- July 12, 2018

Are you a citizen?' "That officer did absolutely nothing - he did absolutely zero", Ms Irizarry said in her 36-minute long Facebook live broadcast. The man, later identified as Timothy Trybus , has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct. Then she says: "Officer, I'm renting, I paid for a permit for this area. (more...)
Trump trying to bully Europe into buying US energy Trump trying to bully Europe into buying US energy
- July 12, 2018

The United States has warned that firms that have invested in Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany were at the risk of sanctions, Reuters reported on Thursday. "This guarantees stability and further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields", he added. The Kremlin is confident that Nord Stream 2 will not make Germany dependent on Russian Federation. (more...)
Mexico earthquake unearths ancient temple
- July 12, 2018

Works take place at the substructure inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, Morelos State, Mexico, on July 11. The newly discovered temple is estimated to have been constructed around 1150-1200 AD, according to INAH. The magnitude 7.1 quake on September 19 caused parts of the pyramid to sink or lean. Ceramic remains and coal were also discovered in the temple, which scientists say could have been used for ritual activities. (more...)
DOJ reopens Emmett Till case after ‘new information’ arises DOJ reopens Emmett Till case after ‘new information’ arises
- July 12, 2018

The federal government has quietly revived its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till , the 14-year-old African-American boy whose abduction and killing in 1955 remains among the starkest and most searing examples of racial violence in the South. (more...)
Firefighter killed in Wisconsin blast identified Firefighter killed in Wisconsin blast identified
- July 12, 2018

Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, identified the firefighter who was killed as Cory Barr. Firefighters and police in the community of about 30,000 had responded and Konopacki said an evacuation was underway when the blast occurred. (more...)
Second man faces charges in fatal shooting of South Florida rapper XXXTentacion Second man faces charges in fatal shooting of South Florida rapper XXXTentacion
- July 12, 2018

Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477. Boatwright was arrested on July 5th on unrelated drug charges and was charged in XXXTentacion's murder on Tuesday. At least one of the suspects fired a gun, striking Onfroy. Also charged in the killing is 22-year-old Dedrick Williams . According to his arrest warrant, police believe Williams was behind the wheel of the SUV that blocked XXXTentacion from leaving his parking spot at RIVA ... (more...)
Injuries Reported After Plane Crashes With 11 People Aboard in Alaska Injuries Reported After Plane Crashes With 11 People Aboard in Alaska
- July 12, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says the plane that crashed is a float equipped de Havilland Otter. Alaska State Troopers have identified the plane as a Taquan Air flight. "Sector Juneau watchstanders have directed the launch of Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crews", Hengen told the Anchorage Daily News . Injuries were reported among the 11 occupants, but right now the extent of those injuries is not known. (more...)
Rape case against another Malankara church priest Rape case against another Malankara church priest
- July 12, 2018

After pressure mounted on the police following the National Commission for Women monitoring the case, the four priests were charged with sexual assault. In their bail applications, the priests had rejected the woman's allegations of sexually assaulting her. They claimed the case was registered against them exclusively "under political pressure exerted by certain vested interests to derive political mileage". (more...)

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