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World News Syria thwarts Israeli strike on Quneitra
Author: 0 Syria thwarts Israeli strike on Quneitra

Since turning the tide of Syria's civil war by intervening militarily in 2015 on Assad's behalf, Russian Federation has turned a blind eye to scores of Israeli air strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah deployments or arms transfers, while making clear it wanted Assad kept immune.

World News Why Southgate's waistcoat is wanted by Museum of London
Author: 0 Why Southgate's waistcoat is wanted by Museum of London

Southgate is expected to name the same side that started the 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden as he has a fully fit 23-man squad. So what are you waiting for? Gareth Southgate's waistcoat has formed a major talking point in England's run to the World Cup semi-final, but it is another item worn by the Three Lions boss that could be bringing luck to the team in Russian Federation.

World News YouTube wants to promote trusted articles during breaking news
Author: 0 YouTube wants to promote trusted articles during breaking news

The challenge is deciding what constitutes authority when the public seems more divided than ever on which news sources to trust-or whether to trust the traditional news industry at all. This will include short previews of news articles in YouTube search results on key breaking stories. YouTube is expanding its Player for Publishers, a solution that allows publishers and news organizations to embed YouTube's video player on their own websites and mobile apps.

World News Three Key Battles that will decide the second semi-final clash
Author: 0 Three Key Battles that will decide the second semi-final clash

Croatia: Danijel Subasic 6, Sime Vrsaljko 7, Dejan Lovren 7, Domagoj Vida 7, Ivan Strinic 7, Marcelo Brozovic 6, Ivan Rakitic 6, Luka Modric 7, Ivan Perisic 8, Ante Rebic 8, Mario Mandzukic 7. Kieran Trippier curled home a fifth minute free-kick that would have made his idol David Beckham proud. It was his first goal for his country, England's 12th of the tournament and ninth from a set-piece, but it should have added more from open play as it revelled in the ...

World News Manafort treated as prison ‘VIP’ with his own bathroom, shower, and phone
Author: 0 Manafort treated as prison ‘VIP’ with his own bathroom, shower, and phone

The judge in that case, Amy Berman Jackson, ordered Manafort to be jailed last month after he was accused of attempting to convince potential witnesses to lie on the stand. The move addresses Manafort's complaint that his lawyers were too far away, making it "effectively impossible" to prepare for the trial in federal court in Alexandria on charges of bank fraud and tax crimes.

World News Trump ups North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contribution target as allies lag on defense spending
Author: 0 Trump ups North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contribution target as allies lag on defense spending

Though the insult will hardly engender warmth from German chancellor Angela Merkel , who Trump is due to meet later today, German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen seemed relatively unperturbed . "I think once the trend started changing in 2014, that created momentum even before he became president", says American University's Martin. Of Nato's 29 members, just five meet that target this year: the US, Greece, Estonia, the United Kingdom and Latvia.

World News Malthouse appointed as new housing minister
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British Prime Minister Theresa May won support from many of her ministers, including a leading eurosceptic, on Tuesday after two top cabinet members quit saying her Brexit plan was too half-hearted. "The deal could be a grand compromise that restores the independence of the United Kingdom while boosting our domestic economy". Two years after Britain voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union, May is trying to find a middle way between two starkly differing views -within ...

World News Wall Street drops on escalating U.S.-China trade war
Author: 0 Wall Street drops on escalating U.S.-China trade war

China's Commerce Ministry has said that Beijing has no choice but to fight back after the United States "launched the largest trade war in economic history", accusing Washington of violating the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Author: 0 England have potential for much more, says proud Gareth Southgate

Many schools announced impromptu non-uniform days, allowing pupils to wear waistcoats or the England football kit, ahead of tonight's semi-final match against Croatia . Southgate, though, says his side have not even begun to realise their potential. Have you gone to work today in a waistcoat? "There were questions over Sime Vrsaljko but our right-back trained normally and could be ready", they stated below an image of the player in training.

World News Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’
Author: 0 Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’

Last month, a USA citizen wearing a Puerto Rico shirt was repeatedly harassed by a man in a state nature preserve as a police officer casually looked on from a distance, a video recently shared on social media showed. "No one should feel unsafe while visiting our preserves", Figel said. Video of the incident went viral, gathering more than 1 million views on Facebook alone.

World News Tourist jailed for video in Egypt
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Mona al-Mazbouh was arrested at Cairo airport as she was leaving the country after her short stay there. She also accused men of sexually harassing her and even called Egyptian women "prostitutes". With all due respect to the judiciary, this is a severe ruling. The video, which was about ten minutes long, went viral on social media. The appeal hearing is scheduled for July 29.

World News Zsa Zsa, the world's ugliest dog, has died
Author: 0 Zsa Zsa, the world's ugliest dog, has died

He says she appeared fine the day before, so it was a shock. Zsa Zsa , who is named after actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, spent five years in a puppy mill in Missouri before being adopted by Brainard and her husband. Her hanging tongue and crooked teeth are the product of a pronounced underbite - Brainard told Today that small children often gave Zsa Zsa's tongue a handshake.

World News United Kingdom police hunt nerve agent container after woman dies
Author: 0 United Kingdom police hunt nerve agent container after woman dies

Police have said Sturgess, who was Rowley's partner, handled an item contaminated by Novichok in southwest England, a few miles from Salisbury where Skripal and his daughter Yulia were struck down. The pair were found collapsed at Sturgess' Amesbury home on June 30. Britain's public health authority acknowledged on Friday the concerns of people living in the area after the two incidents involving Novichok, but said it was confident that the risk to the public remained low.

World News Facebook faces record fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal
Author: 0 Facebook faces record fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The penalty and resulting fine only comprise a small portion of the ICO's report, which initially was undertaken to investigate the misuse of data during the UK's European Union referendum (AKA, Brexit). The U.K.'s investigation found "evidence that copies of the data/parts of it also seem to have been shared with other parties and on other systems beyond", which "potentially brings into question the accuracy" of Cambridge Analytica's assertion that it wiped the data from its stores.

World News 'Racist' woman 'battered Mexican man, 92, with concrete block'
Author: 0 'Racist' woman 'battered Mexican man, 92, with concrete block'

Bystanders then called the police. The man's grandson, Erik Mendoza , told KCBS his grandfather doesn't speak English and had no idea why he was being attacked. Misbel Borjas was driving by when she saw the woman hitting Rodriguez repeatedly in the head with a concrete block, she said. Adding, 'There was what appears to be a 4-year-old child there who witnessed the entire thing.

World News Death toll in Pakistan rally attack climbs to 21
Author: 0 Death toll in Pakistan rally attack climbs to 21

The deceased ANP leader Haroon Bilour was set to contest the July 25 elections from Peshawar's PK-78 constituency. The incident reportedly took place when he was being welcomed at the venue. More than 380,000 personnel will be deployed for the elections, according to Major General Asif Ghafoor, the military spokesperson. He said the troops would provide security at 85,000 polling stations and carry out other elections-related duties.

World News Divers re-enter cave as Thai rescue restarts
Author: 0 Divers re-enter cave as Thai rescue restarts

It was the third consecutive day of rescues during a break in the seasonal rains that have lashed northern Thailand and set off flash floods that left the 12 players and their coach stranded inside the caverns more than two weeks ago.

World News At Least 88 Dead as Heavy Rainfall Hits Japan
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Western Japan has received three times the rainfall it usually gets for the entire month of July, the BBC reported . Most of the deaths in hard-hit Hiroshima were from landslides in areas where homes had been built up against steep slopes, beginning in the 1970s, said Takashi Tsuchida, a civil engineering professor at Hiroshima University.

World News Iranian teen arrested for dancing on Instagram
Author: 0 Iranian teen arrested for dancing on Instagram

I did not have any intention to encourage others doing the same... Many have taken videos of themselves dancing in public spaces, which is forbidden under Iranian law, and posted them online. Another person, Masih Alinejad , posted a video of herself defiantly dancing in a public park in Tehran. "Because for them, it's unbelievable!" This is not the first such arrest in Iran .

World News Trump to name his Supreme Court nominee
Author: 0 Trump to name his Supreme Court nominee

The longtime Kentucky lawmaker reportedly preferred Kethledge and Hardiman over Kavanaugh , believing the former two would be easier to pass through an already tight count in the Senate, according to The Times on Saturday. Trump is hoping to replicate his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago. Hardiman was the first person in his family to attend college, and he helped pay for his Georgetown University law degree by driving a taxi.

World News Trump's Supreme Court pick would solidify court's conservative bent, experts say
Author: 0 Trump's Supreme Court pick would solidify court's conservative bent, experts say

They want their politburo . But fierce Democratic opposition alone will not be enough to derail Kavanaugh's confirmation. Collins, a moderate Republican , has generally supported court nominees put forth by Republican presidents. "Judge Kavanaugh should not be allowed anywhere near our nation's highest bench", a post on the Democratic Party's official blog said. CNN reported no Democrat lawmakers were in the East Room when Trump made his announcement.

World News 4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation
Author: 0 4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation

Rescue workers in Thailand on Monday brought four boys safely out of a labyrinthine flooded cave complex where a 12-member soccer squad and their coach were trapped for more than two weeks, taking the total number rescued to eight. "Today was the best day, the best situation in terms of the weather, the health of the boys, our water management for our rescue effort ", the head of the rescue operation, Narongsak Osottanakorn, told a news conference.

World News Sen. Casey Comes Out Against Trump Nominee Before Pick is Announced
Author: 0 Sen. Casey Comes Out Against Trump Nominee Before Pick is Announced

He was appointed to that post by President George W. Bush , after serving as Bush's White House staff secretary. "A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law". Three Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won by double digits in 2016 - Indiana Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) are waiting until after Trump announces his nominee before revealing how they will vote.

World News Thai cave: Divers prepare to resume rescue operation
Author: 0 Thai cave: Divers prepare to resume rescue operation

An ambulance carrying one of the boys rescued from the Tham Luang cave network on Sunday. The rescue operation began Sunday and has been progressing rapidly. The diver, the first fatality of the rescue effort, was working in a volunteer capacity and died on a mission to place air canisters along the passage to where the boys are, necessary for divers to safely travel the five- to six-hour route.

World News President Trump Has Made His Supreme Court Nominee Decision
Author: 0 President Trump Has Made His Supreme Court Nominee Decision

Sources have told NPR that those four finalists are all USA appeals court judges: Brett Kavanaugh , Amy Coney Barrett , Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman . I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice - Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M.

World News Eyewitness footage shows smoke coming from Wonderboom plane before crash
Author: 0 Eyewitness footage shows smoke coming from Wonderboom plane before crash

The plane, which had been expected at the Aviodrome, "crashed in South Africa during take-off on a test flight", it said. It was unclear how many people were on board the plane when it went down. The fuselage was marked Martin's Air Charter. The Aviodrome is one of the Netherlands' largest theme parks, where visitors can view various aircraft close up, including a KLM Boeing 747 and Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jet.

World News President Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
Author: 0 President Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

It's common for a major nomination to trigger a paperwork avalanche during the laborious Senate confirmation process, which will see Kavanaugh having one-on-one meetings with influential senators before he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will vote to send his nomination to the Senate floor.

World News May loyalist named UK's new foreign secretary
Author: 0 May loyalist named UK's new foreign secretary

But as Foreign Secretary in May's government, he was prone to gaffes and criticized for not being on top of his brief. Johnson followed Brexit Secretary David Davis out the door as a hard-won government consensus on future trade ties with the bloc disintegrated less than three days after it was forged, and nine months before Britain is due to leave the EU.

World News UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT — BREXIT BREAKDOWN
Author: 0 UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT — BREXIT BREAKDOWN

Johnson had previously served as mayor of London and a lawmaker. David Davis's departure as Brexit Secretary leaves a major position in Theresa May's Government vacant. The timetable looks increasingly optimistic. When asked if he knew how many letters had been sent to Chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, Rees-Mogg said: "No I don't, I have no idea, Sir Graham Brady has made it very clear that he will not give anybody any indication of how many letters he has received".

World News Driver identified in crash that killed New Jersey father, 4 daughters
Author: 0 Driver identified in crash that killed New Jersey father, 4 daughters

Relatives say the victims are the father 61-year-old Audie Trinidad and his daughters, 20-year-old Kaitlyn , 17-year-old Danna, and 13-year-old twins Allison and Melissa. Police said the family was riding in a minivan along SR 1 near Townsend when a southbound work truck crossed the median for unknown reasons and hit the northbound minivan and another vehicle.