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World The attack in Afghanistan, injuring dozens of people, 14 were killed
Author: 0 The attack in Afghanistan, injuring dozens of people, 14 were killed

Once referred to as a "quintessential warlord" by the U.S. State Department, Dostum has always been accused of serious human rights abuses. But Dostum's close aides have hit out over the allegations, calling them baseless and ridiculous and instead accused government of not giving Dostum's aides the privileges due to them while the first vice president was in Turkey.

World Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet in Israeli airspace
Author: 0 Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet in Israeli airspace

The plane crashed in Syria near its border zone with Israel, and the fate of the pilot remains unknown, the New York Times reported . Unconfirmed reports say that one member of the aircrew was killed. Speaking at the United Nations in NY on Tuesday, Danny Danon, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, said: "Israel will not allow any violation of our sovereignty".

World Ryan: Trump 'Just Trolling People' With Threat To Revoke Security Clearances
Author: 0 Ryan: Trump 'Just Trolling People' With Threat To Revoke Security Clearances

Brennan, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey, former CIA director Michael V. Hayden, former national security adviser Susan E. But Ryan did draw the line at Congress receiving Putin with open arms. Trump drew bipartisan backlash when, during a joint press conference with Putin, he said he believed Putin's assertion that Russian Federation did not interfere with the 2016 presidential election, even though US intelligence agencies had concluded Russian Federation ...

World Police identify gunman behind Toronto shooting spree
Author: 0 Police identify gunman behind Toronto shooting spree

The shooting unfolded quickly at about 10 p.m. near Danforth Street and Logan Avenue, which is in the city's Greektown neighborhood, often referred to as The Danforth. Restaurant staff ordered everyone to the back of the room. The rampage came just three months after a van struck and killed 10 people in Toronto in an apparent attack directed toward women.

World Ministers are still being persuaded Chequers deal is good, says Brexit secretary
Author: 0 Ministers are still being persuaded Chequers deal is good, says Brexit secretary

Major said holding a second referendum to gauge public sentiment now that more is known about the true impact of Brexit would be "morally justified" because Brexit advocates made so many inflated claims ahead of the June 2016 vote. The move was swiftly characterised as a "sidelining" of the Brexit secretary by No 10's Europe unit, led by May's chief Brexit advisor Olly Robbins, with the prime minister also taking officials from his department.

World Judge to rule on Manafort request to delay trial
Author: 0 Judge to rule on Manafort request to delay trial

In May, Ellis, the judge in the Alexandria case, harshly rebuked Mueller's team, suggesting they were more interested in bringing down the president than in Manafort's past dealings. Potential jurors in the trial will fill out questionnaires on Tuesday to prepare for jury selection, but Ellis said they should not be asked about their votes in the 2016 election.

World Michael Cohen Taped Donald Trump Discussing Payments To Playmate
Author: 0 Michael Cohen Taped Donald Trump Discussing Payments To Playmate

In recent weeks, documents and other evidence obtained during the April searches have begun to be turned over to the government as the special master, Cohen's lawyers and lawyers representing Trump and the Trump Organization have moved through the process of determining which of the millions of items are subject to attorney-client privilege.

World Another heat wave: 90s all week in Portland, maybe 100 this weekend
Author: 0 Another heat wave: 90s all week in Portland, maybe 100 this weekend

Although there is no official definition of a "heatwave" in the United Kingdom, the term can be used to describe an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year. In the earlier heatwave, the United Kingdom was hot but on average the rest of the world didn't have temperatures out of the ordinary. They show global temperatures now, compared to during a prolonged heatwave for the United Kingdom in 1976.

World Trump tries to spin Justice Department documents outlining Carter Page’s Russian Federation contacts
Author: 0 Trump tries to spin Justice Department documents outlining Carter Page’s Russian Federation contacts

He has denied the accusations. Tapper pointed out a letter in which Page described himself as an "informal adviser". "The FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government", the warrant says. An over one-year long investigation by the House Intelligence Committee concluded in April this year that there was no evidence to support the claims of collusion.

Author: 0 Israel shoots down Syrian warplane as Golan frontier heats up

The Israeli military said that the Syrian plane it shot down crashed on the Syrian-held side of the Golan Heights. I do not know of any reports of parachutes being spotted, and we do not know if any pilots have been retrieved'. In 1981, the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, passed a law on the Golan Heights, which unilaterally proclaimed Israel's sovereignty over that territory.

World At least 100 missing after Laos dam collapse
Author: 0 At least 100 missing after Laos dam collapse

A video posted by the news network on its Facebook page showed villagers stopping to watch fast-flowing water from the side of a river bank. Scenes of flooding following a burst dam in southern Laos that is believe to have claimed the lives of as many as 100 people.

World Trump's national security adviser echoes warning to Iran
Author: 0 Trump's national security adviser echoes warning to Iran

Trump was tweeting hours after Rouhani made a speech saying that hostile U.S. policies towards Iran could lead to the "mother of all wars" . "To the regime, prosperity, security, and freedom for the Iranian people are acceptable casualties in the march to fulfill the Revolution", Pompeo said in remarks delivered at the Ronald Reagan National Library in Simi Valley, California.

Author: 0 Syrian fighter jet shot down after infiltrating Israel's airspace, Israeli military says

The system was activated when two Syrian surface-to-surface missiles seemed to approach Israeli airspace. It's the first downing of a Syrian jet since a U.S. "We won't accept Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, not near the border, not beyond the 100-kilometre stretch, which by the way the Russians talk about and agree to", the senior official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

World South Korea Says It Plans To Reduce Guard Posts On The DMZ
Author: 0 South Korea Says It Plans To Reduce Guard Posts On The DMZ

Meanwhile, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., reporting on the 38 North website, says commercial satellite imagery taken on July 20 of the launch pad at North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station "indicates that the North has begun dismantling key facilities".

World Forest fires: Greece declares state of emergency, asks for global aid
Author: 0 Forest fires: Greece declares state of emergency, asks for global aid

Civil protection chief Yannis Kapakis said he had told Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who cut short a visit to Bosnia to return home, that winds up to 100km/h were creating "an extreme situation". The main Athens-Corinth motorway, one of two road routes to the Peloponnese peninsula, was closed and train services were canceled. At least 220 firefighters were on the scene there while five water-dropping planes and seven helicopters were fighting the blaze from the air.

World Trump To Iran's President Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN' The U.S. Again
Author: 0 Trump To Iran's President Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN' The U.S. Again

Bernie Sanders's remarks come less than 24 hours after the US President threatened Iran with a late-night, all capital-letter tweet. Many Iranians are largely skeptical of the Trump administration's professed support for Iranian citizens because of the harsh USA sanctions on the country and a visa ban imposed on Iranians barring them from entering the United States.

World Canada to witness longest lunar eclipse of 21st century this week
Author: 0 Canada to witness longest lunar eclipse of 21st century this week

As a result, the planet, which is at its closest to Earth - and therefore, its brightest - since 2003, will live up to its nickname and appear red as well. Trump fired off a defense of his performance while attacking the media who covered it as a new poll showed 50 per cent of Americans disapproved of his conduct at the summit, where he expressed support for Putin's "powerful" denial of election hacking despite the conclusions of US intelligence.

World Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent
Author: 0 Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent

Four other people were wounded in the attack. The police said Gandapur's jeep was targeted near his residence when he was headed to an election meeting, reported Geo News . Critics have long accused Pakistan's powerful military, including its Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, of meddling in politics and judicial affairs, a charge it denies.

World N Korea 'begins dismantling' rocket launch site
Author: 0 N Korea 'begins dismantling' rocket launch site

The analysis from 38 North , a North Korea-focused website affiliated with Washington-based non-profit Henry L. Stimson Center, found that Pyongyang, in recent days, started tearing down a rail-mounted processing building where rockets are assembled before being moved to launch pad and a rocket engine test stand.

World Ocasio-Cortez stumps for insurgent Democrats in the Midwest
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez stumps for insurgent Democrats in the Midwest

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after the two campaigned last for progressive candidates in Kansas, which has been a Republican-friendly state since the 1990s. "If someone would describe the 3rd District, I would say center-right". But registered Republicans in the 3rd District outnumber their Democratic counterparts by more than 50,000, while unaffiliated voters also edge Democrats.

World Trump issues all-caps threat to Iran
Author: 0 Trump issues all-caps threat to Iran

Back in May, however, President Trump chose to go against the vast majority of the global community and pull the United States out of the deal . The Iranian state news agency IRNA reported his comments. Rather than learn from their neighbour's history, it appears Iran may now be bent on taking the same path. While Trump isn't a position to get re-elected until 2020, the president's idea of stoking Iran for a boost in poll numbers could certainly be on his mind.

World The EU suggests Theresa May's Brexit plans could be illegal
Author: 0 The EU suggests Theresa May's Brexit plans could be illegal

Speaking in Belfast , Mrs May fired a warning at her critics from the hard Brexit wing of the Conservative Party, accusing them of being ready to "betray" the people of Northern Ireland and the Republic. While both the EU & UK do not want a hard border, disagreements over how to resolve this may very well derail the entire Brexit process. "The economic and constitutional dislocation of a formal "third country" customs border within our own country is something I will never accept and ...

World Federal prosecutors received 12 audio tapes seized from Cohen
Author: 0 Federal prosecutors received 12 audio tapes seized from Cohen

In that tape, sources told ABC News , Cohen and Trump discussed a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims she and Trump had a ten-month affair in 2006 - shortly after his youngest son Barron was born. He continued: "I mean, the meeting that took place, and I'm not going to get into the details of specifically what was said". "All of the information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized, that's not under lock and key", he said, adding: "I could have received it ...

World Pompeo calls on North Korea to keep denuclearization promise
Author: 0 Pompeo calls on North Korea to keep denuclearization promise

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "And if we don't, we won't have the meeting", Trump told reporters Tuesday, without specifying what those conditions would be. Pompeo and Haley emerged from their 40-minute conference with Guterres to speak to the media throng waiting in the lobby of the UN.

World Ecuador will give the WikiLeaks founder Britain
Author: 0 Ecuador will give the WikiLeaks founder Britain

A source close to the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry confirmed to The Intercept that the deal to hand Assange over within the next several weeks was close to being finalised, if it had not been so already. The Trump administration, though, has no such concerns, noted Greenwald. The damage WikiLeaks has done to US interests around the world is considerable and hauling him into court might discourage others who think it's perfectly OK to leak classified material.

World Trump threatens Iran, Twitter responds with jokes and memes
Author: 0 Trump threatens Iran, Twitter responds with jokes and memes

In a separate development on Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Iranian regime "resembles the mafia more than a government". " The Iranian president says Iran is ready to "establish friendship" with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain if they stop "stubbornness" ".

World Israel evacuates 800 Syrian 'White Helmets' to Jordan
Author: 0 Israel evacuates 800 Syrian 'White Helmets' to Jordan

Officially called the Syrian Civil Defence but known by their distinctive white helmets , the group has operated a rescue service in rebel-held parts of Syria . The group's motto - "To save one life is to save all of humanity" - is drawn from a verse in the Quran, although the White Helmets insist they treat all victims, regardless of religion.

World Woman impaled on Ocean City beach by unattended beach umbrella, officials say
Author: 0 Woman impaled on Ocean City beach by unattended beach umbrella, officials say

Beach Patrol said the 46-year-old victim was medevaced to PRMC. Waters said the woman was conscious after the incident, but her name and condition weren't immediately released. She was thought to be a beach visitor but was not otherwise identified, Ms Waters said. That means rocking the whole umbrella pole back and forth until 18 to 24 inches of the pole are beneath the sand, as well as making sure the umbrella is tilted into the wind.

World Carter Page says claims that Russians tried to recruit him are 'ridiculous'
Author: 0 Carter Page says claims that Russians tried to recruit him are 'ridiculous'

Much of the dispute in February over the surveillance of Page centred on the fact that the FBI's court application included unverified information it had obtained from Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent who had been hired to research Trump's ties to Russian Federation by a firm that was in turn being financed by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign .

World Heatwave Kills 40 People As Japan Experiences Hottest Day On Record
Author: 0 Heatwave Kills 40 People As Japan Experiences Hottest Day On Record

The heat wave, which has lasted almost two weeks, has claimed at least 40 lives in Japan . That is about the same as the average high during the August 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, but exceeds those of the past three August Olympics: 30.6 C (87.0 F) during Beijing 2008, 23.5 C (74.3 F) in London 2012 and 26.3 C (79.3 F) in Rio de Janeiro , according to meteorological agency statistics.

World Trump again calling out Russian Federation 'hoax'
Author: 0 Trump again calling out Russian Federation 'hoax'

U.S. director of intelligence Dan Coats says he in no way meant to be disrespectful toward President Donald Trump with what he calls his " awkward response" to news of a second planned Trump summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin .

Author: 0 PTI’s Ikramullah Khan Gandapur laid to rest, case registered

The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack the same day . Video images from the scene showed three bleeding, unconscious passengers inside the badly damaged Toyota Land Cruiser. Shehbaz Sharif, the elder brother of Nawaz who leads the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), was quoted by Urdu-language news channel Express News as saying that he would visit Mahathir as well as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to learn from them and "make Pakistan a great nation".

World Trump considering revoking security clearances of critical ex
Author: 0 Trump considering revoking security clearances of critical ex

Brennan, Hayden and other officials have been highly critical of Trump throughout his presidency, and their criticism intensified after the president's summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin . "I think that we're going down a slippery slope", Ereli said. "It's kind of a sad commentary where for political reasons this is a petty way of retribution, I suppose, for speaking out against the president which, I think on the part of all of us, are born out of genuine concerns ...

World Toronto police say gunman dead after shooting 9 people
Author: 0 Toronto police say gunman dead after shooting 9 people

Police said a young woman had died but no details were given on the second victim. The condition of the other victims was not known, police spokesman Mark Pugash said . "This is an attack against innocent families and our entire city", Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a city council meeting Monday. "But there are things that happen nowadays and they are just unspeakable".

World Trump Expected Pravda Questions at Putin Press Conference
Author: 0 Trump Expected Pravda Questions at Putin Press Conference

Capping a week of drama, back-tracking and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Monday returned to familiar rhetoric, referring to the special counsel's Russia probe as a "hoax" and "Witch Hunt".

World Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet 'n tweet
Author: 0 Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet 'n tweet

The source told CNN that the tape is not good for the president. "In addition, Trump's attorneys have not claimed the recording is a privileged attorney-client conversation, a person familiar with the investigation told The Washington Post on Friday".

World Unilateral Sanctions on Iran in Violation of Nuclear Deal: Russia
Author: 0 Unilateral Sanctions on Iran in Violation of Nuclear Deal: Russia

Russian Federation remains committed to supporting worldwide agreements and stresses that countries should avoid unilateralism and resorting to economic and trade means for imposing their political will on other countries, Lavrentiev said. Votel added that the military had "received no further direction than we've now been operating under" in Syria, where the United States and Russian Federation have backed opposing sides in the county's more than seven-year civil war.

World Israel Evacuates White Helmets in Face of Syrian Advance
Author: 0 Israel Evacuates White Helmets in Face of Syrian Advance

The White Helmets was established as a rescue service in rebel-held areas of the country, where its volunteers have often worked to save people trapped under the rubble of government bombardment. Who are the White Helmets? Former MI5 officer James Le Mesurier, who is considered to have founded the group in Turkey in 2013, said on Sunday that 422 people were rescued, which included 98 White Helmets.

World Los Angeles shootout: One dead, suspect held after taking hostages at supermarket
Author: 0 Los Angeles shootout: One dead, suspect held after taking hostages at supermarket

Police fired at the driver, shattering the store's glass doors and Kohles and others inside took cover and laid on the floor as the suspect ran into the store, he said. "We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident", Los Angeles police said on Twitter. Heavily armed officers in riot gear stood along the side of the store and used mirrors to look inside as hostage negotiators tried to coax the man into freeing his 40-50 hostages and surrendering.

World Taxi riddled with bullet holes in KZN massacre that left 11 dead
Author: 0 Taxi riddled with bullet holes in KZN massacre that left 11 dead

JOHANNESBURG: Eleven South African minibus taxi drivers were shot dead and four injured when unknown gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in KwaZulu Natal province, police said Sunday . "We will await for the investigation to advance before speculating on a motive", said Sitole. Tensions between groups of taxi drivers vying for the same routes sometimes spill into deadly violence in South Africa.

World What we know about the Missouri duck boat incident
Author: 0 What we know about the Missouri duck boat incident

Ms Coleman recalled spotting the rescue boat and managed to reach it. Nine members of one family were also killed, with another two managing to survive the horrific ordeal. Fourteen people survived, including two adults who remained hospitalized Saturday. Only two of the Coleman group on the boat survived, Tia Coleman and her 13-year-old nephew, Donovan.

World Weather outlook: Tracking rain and storms
Author: 0 Weather outlook: Tracking rain and storms

A few breaks in the clouds possible, but for the most part, expect skies to be mostly cloudy. The chance of rain will vary between 60% East of I-65 down to 30% across Western Alabama. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Today starts dry with some patchy fog in the 60s across the region, and should reach the upper 70s to mid-80s at the end of the day.

World Talks possible while Trump tariffs in place — European Council rep
Author: 0 Talks possible while Trump tariffs in place — European Council rep

He said the USA trade policy of unilateral tariffs was based on the "law of the jungle" as he pushed back against the demands of Donald Trump's administration . In a briefing note prepared for the G20 participants, the International Monetary Fund said if all of Trump's threatened tariffs - and equal retaliation - went into effect, the global economy could lose up to 0.5 percent of GDP, or $430 billion, by 2020.

World Iran's president warns Trump of 'mother of all wars' if provoked
Author: 0 Iran's president warns Trump of 'mother of all wars' if provoked

Rouhani on Sunday said "war with Iran is the mother of all wars ", but did not rule out peace between the two countries. Mr Rouhani has previously lashed out against Mr Trump for threatening to re-impose the sanctions, as well as for moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem and banning travel to the U.S.

World Suspected Gunman Barricaded Inside Los Angeles Trader Joe's
Author: 0 Suspected Gunman Barricaded Inside Los Angeles Trader Joe's

Police said SWAT resources were onsite cautioned the public to avoid the area around the store located at the intersection of Hyperion Ave and Griffith Park Boulevard in Silver Lake . Trader Joe's employee Melyda Corado was identified by her brother as the woman shot and killed during the Saturday incident. The LA Fire Department said 10 people were treated inside Trader Joe's with six taken to hospital, with the patients including a 12-year-old boy.