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Venezuelan protesters take to streets to defy Maduro

Venezuelan protesters take to streets to defy Maduro Prosecutors said a 16-year-old boy also was killed in Wednesday's disturbances in Caracas . The United Statesthis week sanctioned a group of ruling Socialist Party officials, and the US Embassy ordered family members of staff to leave the country. [Full Article...]

Jordan's King Abdullah calls for Israel trial over embassy deaths

Jordan's King Abdullah calls for Israel trial over embassy deaths A DARWEN councillor born in Jordan has spoken of the distress and anger at discovering her relative has been killed outside the Israeli Embassy in its capital Amman . Eran said Israeli-Jordanian relations behind the scenes reveal good cooperation, particularly in the areas of security and water. The shooting caused a political standoff as Jordanian authorities surrounded the Israeli embassy d... [Full Article...]

Money play in Gujarat, says Congress

Money play in Gujarat, says Congress On Thursday, three MLAs - Balwantsinh Rajput, Congress Chief Whip and MLA from Siddhpur, Tejashree Patel from Viramgam, and Vijapur legislator P.I. "Those MLAs who will defect, not vote, leave their membership, join another party, cross-vote or hobnob - all of them are liable under the anti-defection law, which means for six years they can not vote and they can not be MPs and MLAs", the Congre... [Full Article...]

Wildfires ravage parts of the Riviera and Corsica

Wildfires ravage parts of the Riviera and Corsica Col. Eric Martin, of the firefighting unit in the Var region of the Cote d'Azur, said on Wednesday that almost 600 firefighters were trying to contain the flames that had run through 1,300 hectares of Bormes, a magnet for tourists in southeastern France . [Full Article...]

Reaction to President Trump's ban on transgenders joining US Military

Reaction to President Trump's ban on transgenders joining US Military If you constantly draw attention to yourself, spend all day distracting everyone, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, the flawless job for you isn't the military, it's the President of the United States ". Despite the views on if transgenders should be able to openly serve the Country, both parties agree it should be the military's decision, not a politician's. [Full Article...]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Fires Aide Arrested Trying to Flee Country

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Fires Aide Arrested Trying to Flee Country Awan, 37, of Lorton, Virginia, was arraigned Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on one count of bank fraud, according to Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. That baffled a Democratic IT staffer, who said "I can't imagine why she'd be that good of friends with a technology provider". More will become clear at the first hearing, scheduled for August 21. [Full Article...]

US Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote

US Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote Yet fellow Republicans took McCain's return as a positive sign for Tuesday's vote. Senate Republicans are so pessimistic about their looming Tuesday vote to move to repeal Obamacare that some of them now believe that falling a vote or two short would count as a win . [Full Article...]

Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths — BBCI

As reported on RTE , Israel did not want the news of the two Jordanian's who died, to be public knowledge. Jordanian security forces have surrounded the compound and are reluctant to let him leave the country. Other regional leaders warned that the clashes in Jerusalem could spread to other parts of the Middle East. He was killed while furniture was being replaced at the staff residence. [Full Article...]

Charlie Gard's parents withdraw appeal

Charlie Gard's parents withdraw appeal The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard wept as they dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental medical treatment, acknowledging that the window of opportunity to help him had closed. Dad Chris spoke to reporters in an emotional statement outside the court. The 11-month-old has is under the hospital's care, whose doctors advised against co... [Full Article...]

UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Jerusalem violence

Israeli police pushed Palestinian worshipers back and fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse those who said Friday they prefer to worship in the street rather than go through added security measures to get into a sacred mosque. [Full Article...]

Jerusalem's Old City on high alert over anticipated riots by Muslim worshippers

The Palestinian Red Crescent has put the number of those injured in East Jerusalem and the West Bank at some 140 people. "A short while ago, a terrorist infiltrated a home in Neve Tsuf and stabbed 4 Israelis". Like previous days this week, Muslims followed recommendations by clerics not to submit to the new Israeli measures by passing through the detectors to enter the mosque. [Full Article...]

OJ Simpson's Nickname: Why Is Former Footballer Called 'The Juice'?

OJ Simpson's Nickname: Why Is Former Footballer Called 'The Juice'? The four parole commissioners unanimously voted to grant Simpson parole , meaning he can leave the Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October 1. The board, of four members, will consider his bid for freedom from 6pm. Despite the flurry of recent films about Simpson, he hasn't spoken publicly since his last parole hearing in 2013. [Full Article...]

Deficit reduction tops NAFTA priorities list

Deficit reduction tops NAFTA priorities list For its part, Mexico has received the demands of its neighboring country and is ready to start the negotiation process during the month of August, according to the Ministry of Economy. Achieving Trump's campaign-promised NAFTA deficit-lowering and US job creation goals will require changes to NAFTA that GOP congressional leaders and the corporate lobby oppose and about which this document remains ... [Full Article...]

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89 TMZ reported he appeared in nearly 200 films and television shows and "worked until his death". Actor Martin Landau at the AARP Magazine 10th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. [Full Article...]

Police release sketch of suspect in 2 killings

Police release sketch of suspect in 2 killings Police ask that people focus on the man's facial features. "The composite drawing is the result of information received during the course of this ongoing investigation", police said. Breakthrough: The Indiana State Police on Monday released the composite sketch on the left showing the main suspect in the killings of two teenage girls. [Full Article...]

Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal victor, dies

Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal victor, dies Mirzakhani was awarded the Fields Medal ― affectionately referred to as the " Nobel Prize for Mathematics" ― in 2014 for her work on dynamical systems and complex geometry. She was a professor at Stanford University. "In short, Mirzakhani was fascinated by the geometric and dynamic complexities of curved surfaces - spheres, doughnut shapes and even amoebas", Stanford said in a news release. [Full Article...]

Beyonce confirms birth of twins 'Sir Carter and Rumi'

Beyonce confirms birth of twins 'Sir Carter and Rumi' Captioning the photo, " Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today", the 25-year-old singer posed in front of a attractive flower arch. The babies are cradled in her arms as she stands in front of a flowery arch in the photo. Beyonce and Jay Z , who have been married since 2008, are already parents to five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy . The way she wrote " Sir Carter and Rumi " makes it sound lik... [Full Article...]

Saif Ali Khan plays a twisted character again in 'Kaalakaandi' teaser

Saif Ali Khan plays a twisted character again in 'Kaalakaandi' teaser After the Box Office failure of Vishal Bhardwaj's " Rangoon ", Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan will now be trying to impress the cinema lovers with his upcoming film " Kaalakaandi ". The agreement gave Netflix members both in India and around the world exclusive subscription VoD access to dozens of movies from Red Chillies Entertainment, along with new films that would hit Indian theatres within... [Full Article...]

Sinkhole swallows 2 homes in Pasco County

Sinkhole swallows 2 homes in Pasco County The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the depression formed at 21835 Ocean Pines Drive in Land O' Lakes . The Pasco County fire chief says it grew in a matter of minutes. No one was home at the time, the owners had already gone to work. Authorities said a sinkhole opened on the same property five years ago. The local energy company has cut off electricity to the area as a precaution, acco... [Full Article...]

Pelosi Plans To Force House Russia Votes

Pelosi Plans To Force House Russia Votes Now the two parties disagree on the proper fix-and who's to blame for the delay. Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday introduced legislation unchanged from what was passed almost unanimously by the Senate on June 15. [Full Article...]


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