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Syrian government forces bombard rebel fighters in Deraa

Syrian government forces bombard rebel fighters in Deraa Since mid-June, towns in and around the province of Deraa have come under constant bombardment from regime forces, backed by President Assad's Russian and Iranian allies. Both countries have kept their borders closed , despite mounting calls by human rights groups to let Syrians escape to safety. Those who have fled mostly sought shelter along the frontiers with Jordan and Israel. [Full Article...]

Family pays tribute to girl killed on inflatable at Norfolk beach

Family pays tribute to girl killed on inflatable at Norfolk beach Bouncy Castle Network is concerned that inaccurate reporting of the tragic death of Ava-May Littleboy is putting thousands of people's livelihoods at risk. The owner of the play equipment on Gorleston's Lower Esplanade, Curt Johnson, said: "We are in complete shock and send our deepest condolences to the family". [Full Article...]

Texas mother accused of selling children

Texas mother accused of selling children Two girls, ages 3 and 2, were in the process of being sold, authorities said. The mother of the children, 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi, was arrested and charged with the sale or purchase of a child, a third-degree felony. [Full Article...]

The 11-year-old Nigerian artist who moved President Macron

The 11-year-old Nigerian artist who moved President Macron In another video of the night posted by Afrika Shrine on Instagram, President Macron was caught, along with host, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, applauding the afro-ballistic performance by Femi Kuti and his Positive Force band. While the club was once feared by many Nigerians, who associated it with an era of violence and crime, it now attracts a wide variety of guests, from hipsters in skinny jean... [Full Article...]

Iranian Diplomat Among Six Arrested in Europe Over Alleged Bomb Plot

Iranian Diplomat Among Six Arrested in Europe Over Alleged Bomb Plot Iran has arrested a handful of dual U.S. On the very day of this convention, videos on social media showed intense clashes and skirmishes between protesters demanding drinking water and authorities opening fire on demonstrators in the city of Khorramshahr in southwest Iran. [Full Article...]

Australian woman dragged underwater by shark she tried to hand-feed

Australian woman dragged underwater by shark she tried to hand-feed To make matters worse, the bay in which she was cruising on a friend's superyacht was also crocodile-infested. "He'd clamped on it, and it felt like it was shredding off the bone", she told 7 News Australia. Her message: Don't feed the sharks . The girl wanted to feed from the small boats of a species rusty sharks. "I'm not a shark victim, I have full respect for sharks, I think they're i... [Full Article...]

Polish Chief Justice Defies Government's Supreme Court Overhaul

Polish Chief Justice Defies Government's Supreme Court Overhaul Critics at home and overseas accuse PiS of seeking control over courts for political gain, and say its policies, which also include tighter control of public media, amount to a shift towards authoritarian rule. In effect, this would give PiS power to reshape two-thirds of the country's Supreme Court. "Really, sooner or later this may lead to a civil war". After common courts and the constitutional... [Full Article...]

Kim Dotcom eligible to be extradited to U.S., court rules

Kim Dotcom eligible to be extradited to U.S., court rules Dotcom's lawyer Ira Rothken has said his client would appeal the decision in the country's highest judiciary body, the Supreme Court. In addition to Dotcom, who founded Megaupload and was its biggest shareholder, the U.S.is also seeking to extradite former Megaupload officers Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato. [Full Article...]

Mum of overwhelmed by global support over manager's abusive texts

Mum of overwhelmed by global support over manager's abusive texts The distraught mother chose to stay by her son's side as he fought to stay alive. But when she messaged her manager Dawn replied, Crystal was shocked by her response. "And the boss, I could hear her over the phone and she told my daughter, 'This ain't the way we run things, your mother needs to be the one calling me'". [Full Article...]

Vehicle ploughs into pedestrians in World Cup host city

Vehicle ploughs into pedestrians in World Cup host city Reports indicate that the 63-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, while three other victims were raced to a nearby hospital. The driver also hit another auto, carrying a mum and her child, but neither is reported to have sustained any injuries. [Full Article...]

U.S. congressmen meet Russian officials in St. Petersburg

U.S. congressmen meet Russian officials in St. Petersburg The head of a US congressional delegation visiting Russian Federation said Tuesday he hopes for "a new day" in repairing relations between Russian Federation and the U.S. Shelby expressed hope the summit "will be the beginning, maybe, of a new day". "Perhaps not a utopia - I'm still looking for the utopia in the world - but a better day", Shelby told Russian's lower house speaker Vyacheslav Volodi... [Full Article...]

Britain to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy - Calls it 'Abhorrent Practice'

Britain to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy - Calls it 'Abhorrent Practice' A quarter of those who took part in the survey said they were not open about their sexuality with family members they lived with, according to the BBC . Journalist Patrick Strudwick, now an editor at BuzzFeed, went undercover to report on gay conversion therapy nine years ago. Those identifying as gay or lesbian made up 61% of respondents. [Full Article...]

Rep. Jordan Denies Ignoring Sexual Abuse As Wrestling Coach: 'I Never Knew'

Rep. Jordan Denies Ignoring Sexual Abuse As Wrestling Coach: 'I Never Knew' Dunyasha Yetts, another former wrestler, told NBC he told Jordan about an instance when Strauss allegedly pulled down Yetts's trousers, and he and his teammates talked to Jordan several times about the abuse. Jordan has denied that he knew about allegations of abuse by Strauss, who joined Ohio State's clinical faculty in 1978 and served as a team physician in the athletics department from 1981 t... [Full Article...]

'Ethnic Cleansing': Israel Begins Demolition of Palestinian Bedouin Village Khan al-Ahmar

'Ethnic Cleansing': Israel Begins Demolition of Palestinian Bedouin Village Khan al-Ahmar Israeli soldiers oversee an excavator digging in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on July 4, 2018. Around 7,000 people from 46 Bedouin communities live in the area. "My grandfather, my father, and me", Faisal Abu Dawoud, a 43-year-old resident told Middle East Eye. [Full Article...]

Japanese tourist dies while climbing Australia's Uluru landmark

The man lost consciousness half way up the rock and bystanders attempted CPR before emergency crews flew him to a nearby health clinic at the Northern Territory . At least 36 people have died on Uluru , which soars 348 meters (1,148 feet), since it was opened to tourists in the 1950s, with many others injured. [Full Article...]

Trump asked aides about invading Venezuela

They explained that military action would likely alienate Latin American governments who were working together to punish and ostracize Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. He then went around the table to ask the leaders whether they were certain they didn't want the USA to invade Venezuela, to which each leader said clearly that they were, the AP reported. [Full Article...]

Trump denies plan to pull out of WTO

Trump denies plan to pull out of WTO Trump has complained frequently that the United States is treated unfairly in global trade and has sharply criticized the WTO for letting that happen. A trade official said in Zurich that Moscow has initiated a dispute complaint against the United States over the 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum, by circulating the request among WTO members in Geneva on Monday. [Full Article...]

Siri "Heckles" UK Defence Minister During Speech In Parliament

Siri The speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, then interrupted the unlikely exchange, announcing to the house that this was "a rum business". Gavin Williamson had to dig out the mobile from his suit jacket pocket as he stood at the dispatch box on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

More than 30 people dead after Indonesian ferry sinks

More than 30 people dead after Indonesian ferry sinks At least four people were confirmed dead in Tuesday's incident, the chief of South Sulawesi's Selayar regency told broadcaster TVOne. Last month, passenger boat Sinar Bangun, carrying as many as 188 people, sank in Lake Toba in the northern part of Sumatra island with only 21 survivors. [Full Article...]

Reports of person climbing Statue of Liberty; arrests madey

Reports of person climbing Statue of Liberty; arrests madey The group denied any connection to the climber, however. Police are trying to coax the woman down. A protester picked a patriotic location to demonstrate today by climbing the Statue of Liberty. The woman started climbing the statue around 3:30 p.m. He said federal regulations prohibit hanging banners from the monument. The large banner said "Abolish ICE". [Full Article...]


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