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Heatwave deaths to rise to 7,000 as Britain faces 36C heat Heatwave deaths to rise to 7,000 as Britain faces 36C heat
- July 27, 2018

The UK is "woefully unprepared" for deadly heatwaves, according to a cross-party committee of MPs, with the government ignoring warnings from its official climate change adviser. "There would justifiably be an outcry if more than 1,000 people had died in a flood". The government is failing to address the danger of heatwaves, the committee warned. (more...)
Home Office 'pauses' extradition of jihadis Home Office 'pauses' extradition of jihadis
- July 27, 2018

Captured British Islamic State (IS) group fighters El Shafee el-Sheikh (L) and Alexanda Kotey (R), posing for mugshots in an undisclosed location. "We received a request from the legal representative of the family of one of the suspects to pause the MLA response", a spokesman said. (more...)
Texas inmate rides atop moving patrol vehicle Texas inmate rides atop moving patrol vehicle
- July 27, 2018

Footage has appeared online of Martin Estrada smashing a police auto window before climbing on top of the vehicle. Martin Gregory Estrada, 31, was being transported between facilities when he slipped from his handcuffs, shattered the passenger window, and climbed onto the roof of the auto. (more...)
Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head
- July 27, 2018

In 2012, the gang reportedly offered $500 to those who killed a police officer, and offered more if the cop worked for the country's counternarcotics force. All up, Sombra is responsible for 245 drug-related arrests. But being so good at her job has made the dog some enemies. But don't worry about Sombra, she's not going to let a bunch of thugs intimidate her. (more...)
Toronto shooter named by Canadian officials Toronto shooter named by Canadian officials
- July 27, 2018

A statement from Hussain's family said their son had severe mental health challenges and struggled with psychosis and depression. Hussain's parents released a statement following the shooting, outlining their son's struggles with mental illness and expressing their devastation over the "senseless violence". (more...)
North Korean Media urges South Korea to formally End Korean War North Korean Media urges South Korea to formally End Korean War
- July 27, 2018

The defence ministry did not have any immediate comment about the report . "Based on the spirit of the Armistice Agreement, (the ministry will also seek) to reduce the guard personnel and rearrange firearms". "There are growing voices in South Korea and neighboring countries criticizing the United States regarding the issue of declaring an end to the war", it said. (more...)
House Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general House Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general
- July 27, 2018

Meadows could have forced a vote on impeachment - but had little support in the House. Jim Jordan of OH and Mark Meadows of North Carolina, according to a release by Jordan's office. "This is partisan nonsense", California Democratic Sen. "It's unsafe for the rule of law and it needs to stop". Rosenstein oversees the probe, which is run by special counsel Robert Mueller . (more...)
Environment Canada warns of 'large hail,' severe thunderstorms Environment Canada warns of 'large hail,' severe thunderstorms
- July 27, 2018

It will remain in effect tor the next nine hours, which means commuters may be caught in the storm tonight. Despite the predicted storm, temperatures remain rather warm in the city with the day's high reaching 29 C and a UV index of 7. "This is a unsafe and potentially life-threatening situation", the news release said. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! "If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather ... (more...)
Lebanon welcomes efforts to ensure return of Syria… Lebanon welcomes efforts to ensure return of Syria…
- July 27, 2018

Lebanon now hosts just under 1 million registered refugees, but the government estimates the true figure at upwards of 1.5m. They called on all the Syrians who were forced to leave their country because of terrorism to return to their homes and start a normal life and to contribute in rebuilding what terrorism has destroyed. (more...)
Greece wildfires: Death toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors Greece wildfires: Death toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors
- July 27, 2018

According to Maliri, 82 people remained in the hospital on Tuesday night, including 10 adults needing respiratory assistance and nearly a dozen children. "I'm looking for my mum", a young woman told Greece's SKAI TV between sobs. Zoe Holohan and Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp became separated as they tried to escape the fires. (more...)
Man with no penis admits sex assaults on two women Man with no penis admits sex assaults on two women
- July 27, 2018

The victims, who can not be named for legal reasons, said they experienced "extreme pain" during intercourse with Delacruz and even suffered from thrush afterwards. Newland used a prosthetic penis to have "sex" with the victim "15 times" over the next few months, with the victim blindfolded each time. Both women suffered yeast infections afterwards. (more...)
Sen. McCaskill calls Russian hacking attempt ‘outrageous’ Sen. McCaskill calls Russian hacking attempt ‘outrageous’
- July 27, 2018

While this attack was not successful, it is outrageous that they think they can get away with this. Thursday's report said hackers sent forged emails to targets in the Senate with malicious links as part of an effort that Microsoft picked up. (more...)
Toronto City Council urges ban on handguns Toronto City Council urges ban on handguns
- July 27, 2018

A spokeswoman for federal public safety minister Ralph Goodale echoed Saunders' assertions, saying now "there is no national security nexus" to the man behind the attack. To get a firearms licence you have to participate in the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course, which covers basic safety practices, handgun operation and firing techniques, and how to safely handle, store, display and transport restricted guns. (more...)
Hundreds of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence Hundreds of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence
- July 27, 2018

A spokesman for the Guardia Civil police force in Ceuta told French Press Agency (AFP) the migrants managed to climb over the double barrier, which is covered in small blades, early on Thursday morning. They also set spray cans on fire, using them as "flame-throwers". As a result, "more than a dozen police" were injured with the substance, four of whom had to go to hospital for burns to their faces and arms. (more...)
Cohen Claims Trump Knew of Russian Offer of Hillary Dirt Cohen Claims Trump Knew of Russian Offer of Hillary Dirt
- July 27, 2018

Federal investigators obtained more than 100 recordings from attorney Michael Cohen , and many of them were expected to include conversations with Trump , the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. "I don't see how he has any creditability". Cohen's newest statement directly contradicts Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Trump's own administrators and lawyers who claim the President had no prior knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting. (more...)
Novichok survivor says partner thought it was perfume Novichok survivor says partner thought it was perfume
- July 27, 2018

United Kingdom police claim to have found bottle containing "Novichok" nerve agent in Amesbury victim's house United Kingdom police say they have found the source of the nerve agent that allegedly poisoned two people in Amesbury, killing one. (more...)
I was lending a hand, says Macron aide in assault scandal I was lending a hand, says Macron aide in assault scandal
- July 27, 2018

Macron pledged as a candidate to restore integrity and transparency to the presidency. He was off duty from work and wearing a riot helmet and police tags while embedded as an observer. Along with Benalla , Vincent Crase , a security agent employed by Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party who was also at the scene, has been charged with assault. (more...)
Putin's soccer ball for Trump had transmitter chip
- July 27, 2018

Once connected with a device, the chip allows fans to access "exclusive information about the product, Adidas football content, special competitions and challenges, etc", according to Adidas. While some in the United States thought they had uncovered an ingenious and nefarious ploy by the Kremlin to listen in on Trump's conversations - seemingly oblivious to the president's prolific and voluminous output on Twitter - the tech is simply a feature of any old ball you can pick up in your local ... (more...)
Russian Federation will push hard for Democrats in November election Russian Federation will push hard for Democrats in November election
- July 27, 2018

Jody Hice, R-Ga. Russian officials had said they might be open to Trump and Putin meeting on the sidelines of an worldwide summit such as the Group of 20, but they had not committed to a trip to Washington, D.C. Collins said that in most cases they appear to have focused on voter registration files, though there's no evidence anything was changed by hackers. (more...)
Row over CNN reporter's White House ban Row over CNN reporter's White House ban
- July 27, 2018

Collins also asked him about the postponement of a summit with President Putin in the US. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Wednesday that Collins had been banned because she shouted and refused to leave the Oval Office. (more...)
Egypt zoo accused of painting donkey to look like a zebra Egypt zoo accused of painting donkey to look like a zebra
- July 27, 2018

However, zoo director Mohamed Sultan told a local radio station that his zebras are real, dismissing claims that they are just painted donkeys, according to the BBC . On closer inspection of the ass, you can note a few things, firstly the long floppy ears which bear more resemblance to that of a donkey's ears than the more rounded satellite dish-style ears of a zebra. (more...)
2,700 scientists warn US-Mexico wall endangers wildlife 2,700 scientists warn US-Mexico wall endangers wildlife
- July 26, 2018

The researchers are calling on the USA authorities to identify vulnerable species and to design barriers that allow animals to move as far as they can from one side to the other. What are the ways in which border wall construction specifically threatens one species? Researchers determined the construction of new barriers along the border could affect as many as 1,077 animal species and 429 plant species, including 66 critically endangered species. (more...)
Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis, Sajid Javid announces Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis, Sajid Javid announces
- July 26, 2018

Recreational use will remain prohibited. It follows several high-profile cases, including those of young epilepsy sufferers whose conditions appeared to be helped by cannabis oil. In the meantime, clinicians will still be able to apply to the independent expert panel on behalf of patients wishing to access these products. The Home Office interior ministry said in a statement that it was not proposing to change wider laws on cannabis. (more...)
Acting Kiwi PM tells Australia to change its flag Acting Kiwi PM tells Australia to change its flag
- July 26, 2018

Fiji and New Zealand were initially a part of those discussions but decided not to join. Winston Peters - a man whose name sounds like he has several crumbs on him at all times - has long taken umbrage with Australia and, much more specifically, is frosty about our respective nation's similar flags. (more...)
US Congress blocks F-35 fighter shipments to Turkey US Congress blocks F-35 fighter shipments to Turkey
- July 26, 2018

Turkish officials aren't happy with the draft but consider it as the least worst alternative. The assessment also includes potential elimination of participation of Turkey in the F-35 program. Turkey is likely to face Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for buying Russian S-400 missile defense system. The NDAA has expressed concerns over the issue of wrongful detention of U.S. (more...)

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