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Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with World Cup app

Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with World Cup app The military said the first two apps were called Glancelove and Winkchat, supposed dating apps. Then, they would move the new relationship over to WhatsApp messenger to woo the soldiers into downloading fake apps. Once downloaded, the apps allowed Hamas to access data on the phone and operate it remotely. The IDF's counter-espionage operation was known as "Operation Brokenheart" after a Hama... [Full Article...]

Palestinian killed by Israeli forces

Palestinian killed by Israeli forces Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, said the move threatened the existence of the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority. The situation escalated after the US administration of Donald Trump in December officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mladenov proposed providing Gaza with fuel to run its power plant to bring back much needed electric p... [Full Article...]

Japan cult leader's hanging closes chapter on shocking crime

Japan cult leader's hanging closes chapter on shocking crime This combination of file photos shows Aum Shinrikyo cult leader Shoko Asahara , from top left to right, his cult members, Tomomasa Nakagawa, Seiichi Endo, and Masami Tsuchiya. Cult members also staged several failed attempts to release hydrogen cyanide on subway trains following the 1995 attack. Asahara was killed alongside six of his followers, who had all spent more than a decade o... [Full Article...]

Warren fires back at Trump: Don’t ‘obsess over my genes’

Warren fires back at Trump: Don’t ‘obsess over my genes’ Trump also scoffed at journalists for questioning his readiness to meet with Putin, a former spy, in Finland on July 16. "He's going to be your next senator", Trump predicted as he called Rosendale to the podium. It's the president's first trip to Montana, but with Tester a top GOP target this fall, Trump is certain to return and use his popularity to help send Rosendale to replace Tester in the... [Full Article...]

Former leader of Japanese doomsday cult hanged over 1995 sarin gas attack

Former leader of Japanese doomsday cult hanged over 1995 sarin gas attack Sarin is a deadly nerve gas originally developed by the Nazis. The images of bodies, many in business suits, sprawled across platforms stunned Japan and shattered its myth of public safety. "I have always been wondering why it had to be my daughter and why she had to be killed". Asahara and the former members were due to be hanged after the group-related trials over their crimes came to an e... [Full Article...]

United States says it'll return immigrant children under 5 by next week

United States says it'll return immigrant children under 5 by next week But during a Thursday call with reporters, Azar said that although HHS officials were working "overtime" to vet parents and ensure that the children in the agency's custody end up where they belong, none of the children with family members who are being held in federal custody have actually been reunited to date. [Full Article...]

Nauru ignored Malcolm Turnbull's plea for ABC to cover Pacific Islands Forum

Nauru, which has a population of barely 11,000, hosts a camp that processes asylum-seekers that try to reach Australia by boat under Canberra's hardline immigration policy. ABC's head of news said yesterday they were outraged by the ban and did not intend to vacate their position in the media pool. "The ABC will still cover the Pacific Islands Forum". [Full Article...]

Doomsday cult leader, followers executed for 1995 sarin attack in Tokyo subway

Doomsday cult leader, followers executed for 1995 sarin attack in Tokyo subway During morning rush hour on March 20, 1995, members of the doomsday cult he led, Aum Shinrikyo , punctured plastic. The attack shocked Japan , a country that prided itself on low crime rates and social cohesion. The sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2006. The cult was also linked to the disappearance and subsequent murder of Tsutsumi Sakamoto and his family in 1989, while h... [Full Article...]

Police say new Salisbury nerve agent victims 'handled contaminated item'

Police say new Salisbury nerve agent victims 'handled contaminated item' Speaking to BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner, the source said Novichok could be degraded by rainwater and sunlight over time - meaning it was probably discovered by the couple in a contained space. "Cordons remain in place at a number of sites in the Amesbury and Salisbury areas that we believe they visited before they fell ill". The incident began to unfold on Saturday, when par... [Full Article...]

Putin meeting an accomplishment in itself, envoy says

Putin meeting an accomplishment in itself, envoy says The summint in Helsinki will be the first full-fledged meeting of the two leaders since Trump's taking office in January 2017. Jon Huntsman Jr., U.S. On Thursday, a senior United States administration official revealed agenda for the upcoming summit. Trump also plans to discuss Russia's actions in Ukraine and a possible resolution of the conflict in Syria, the official said. [Full Article...]

Hikers who went missing at Shannon Falls found dead

Hikers who went missing at Shannon Falls found dead They landed in a water pool about 30 metres below, triggering a desperate rescue effort involving police, firefighters, paramedics and search crews from Squamish and Lions Bay. At almost 1,100 feet (335 metres), Shannon Falls is the third-tallest waterfall in British Colombia. "Her boyfriend and then another friend attempted to save her", Willcox said, adding friends of the victims reported seei... [Full Article...]

Mother Teresa charity home 'sold babies' in India

Spokesperson Sunita Kumar said the Missionaries of Charity was investigating. Speaking with news agency PTI, the chairperson of Ranchi Child Welfare Committee said, "The UP-based family claimed that Anima Indwar, who handed over the child to them on May 14, had called them up on July 1 and asked them to visit the shelter home for completing certain formalities". [Full Article...]

China Blasts US for 'Opening Fire on the Entire World' With Tariffs

China Blasts US for 'Opening Fire on the Entire World' With Tariffs Washington is poised Friday to impose new tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports, with Beijing pledging to hit back immediately dollar for dollar. Mr Feng said: "If the USA implements tariffs, they will actually be adding tariffs on companies from all countries, including Chinese and United States companies". [Full Article...]

Police Called On Oregon State Representative Canvassing In Her District

Police Called On Oregon State Representative Canvassing In Her District Bynum told The Oregonian that she was taking notes after stopping by the second-to-last of about 30 homes on her list when a Clackamas County sheriff's deputy - identified only by his last name, Campbell - pulled up to her. "It was just freaky", Bynum told The Oregonian . In her Facebook post, Bynum said she asked the sheriff's deputy to connect her with the 911 caller. [Full Article...]

Facebook Apologizes After Labeling Declaration Of Independence ‘Hate Speech’

Facebook Apologizes After Labeling Declaration Of Independence ‘Hate Speech’ According to the Vindicator , Facebook flagged a passage that included the phrase "merciless Indian savages" at the end of a long rebuke of King George III. The Vindicator shared a series of excerpts from the Declaration to its Facebook page in advance of the Fourth of July . However, Facebook's automated system for detecting "hate speech" was apparently triggered by one section and removed i... [Full Article...]

J.K. Rowling, Merriam-Webster mock Trump over misspelled 'pour' tweet

J.K. Rowling, Merriam-Webster mock Trump over misspelled 'pour' tweet In an awkward moment for the US President , he claimed that " Fake News " "pour" over his tweets to find mistakes, in the same post where he prided over his ability to tweet. Trump might "pride myself on my ability to write", but the Harry Potter author was quick to point out that a ghostwriter actually penned all his books! The online dictionary also took an indirect jab at Trump's hairstyle... [Full Article...]

Kim, Xi agreed US troops should leave South Korea

Kim, Xi agreed US troops should leave South Korea Pompeo hopes to press North Korea to work toward a timetable to end its nuclear program and lay out details of how verification of that can be carried out. Diplomats familiar with the talks, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the sensitive discussions, said progress on negotiations with the North Koreans has been slow, and the two sides have not even begun to form a shared ... [Full Article...]

Thailand boat accident: One dead, 56 missing after tourist boat sinks

Thailand boat accident: One dead, 56 missing after tourist boat sinks In this photo released by the Thailand Royal Police, rescued tourists from a boat that sank are helped onto a pier Thursday, on the island of Phuket. The images also showed survivors being lifted from the rafts and sitting in life jackets amid ropes on the deck of what appears to be a fishing trawler. [Full Article...]

Dozens of tourists missing after boat overturns off Thailand shore

But an official at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, which is based in Bangkok , said only around 20 people were still in the sea. Officials said the 39 Chinese and European tourists who were forced to abandon that boat were rescued and have returned to land. All of the passengers in both cases were pulled from the sea alive. [Full Article...]

Trump's Supreme Court justice pick: Names of 6 candidates interviewed by president

Trump's Supreme Court justice pick: Names of 6 candidates interviewed by president Susan Collins of ME and Sen. The interviews comprised seven conversations - Trump talked to one candidate twice. He has said he will announce a candidate on Monday. A Pittsburgh-based judge is reportedly in the running to be Trump's next pick for the U.S. Supreme Court . Bonauto noted that previous year, then-nominee Neil Gorsuch refused to answer questions about certain cases, such as Brown ... [Full Article...]


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