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Global Vatican shuts off historic fountains in the midst of devastating drought
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The historic fountains in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican lay empty yesterday after the tiny city state turned them off as Italy struggles with a prolonged drought. Pope Francis has always preached about solidarity, so shutting off the fountains, despite their popularity, is a show of solidarity with the people of Rome.

Global Switzerland: Five injured in Schaffhausen chainsaw attack
Author: 0 Switzerland: Five injured in Schaffhausen chainsaw attack

They released a new photo of Franz Wrousis on Tuesday and said he had several convictions for weapons offences. Swiss authorities said that they didn't believe the attack was terror-related. Police described Wrousis as a 6-foot-2 loner with an unkempt appearance who mainly lives in forests but who visits populated areas. Authorities had issued an global arrest warrant for Wrousis, whom they described as aggressive and psychologically unstable.

Global Teen Live Streams Crash That Killed Sister
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Nicandro said he watched the horrifying footage that was live-streamed on Obdulia's private Instagram account. Shortly afterwards, the body of Obdulia's sister, Jacqueline, can be seen thrown across the floor and another girl in the vehicle waving for help as Obdulia continues to talk to the camera.

Global Palestinian leader halts security co-operation with Israel
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Sweden, France and Egypt, on Saturday, asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to meet regarding tensions surrounding Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suspended all contacts between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government Friday in protest of the metal detectors.

Global Israel says guard at Amman embassy shot after being attacked
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The event quickly turned into a charged, if discreet, showdown over diplomatic immunity, with Jordan demanding to question the Israeli security guard and barring him from leaving the country, according to local news reports. She says the 21-year-old attacker is a Palestinian working illegally in Israel. The mosque's installation has triggered the bloodiest clashes with Palestinians in years.

Author: 0 Philippines To Extend Martial Law In South To Year End

The vote came hours before the 60-day martial law proclamation ends on Saturday night. Several foreign fighters, including 20 Indonesians and a Malaysian financier known as Mahmud bin Ahmad, joined the insurrection, Duterte said in a letter to Congress this past week.

Global San Bernardino County's unemployment rate increases to 5.4 percent in June
Author: 0 San Bernardino County's unemployment rate increases to 5.4 percent in June

June's statewide unemployment rate now stands at 3.2%, which is up one-tenth from May. "The monthly payroll gain kept over-the-year job growth well below the national average in the first half of 2017". The Office of Employment and Training says last month's seasonally adjusted preliminary rate was 5.1 percent. Over the year, the labor department says the average workweek for all employees on private, nonfarm payrolls increased from 33.7 to 34.2 hours and average hourly earnings decreased ...

Global Trump Won't Yet Commit To Sending More Troops To Afghanistan
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His certification is necessary for reimbursement of a part of Coalition Support Funds to Pakistan for its military's operation against terrorist goups. Inside the Pentagon, hopes were high that President Trump's emphasis on military might to achieve US national security objectives coupled with a hands-off management style would give the department the resources and leeway it needed to bring the Afghan war to an end.

Global Police seek charges for teens accused of filming, mocking drowning man
Author: 0 Police seek charges for teens accused of filming, mocking drowning man

When it became apparent that Dunn wasn't going to make it, one even said , " Oh, he just died " as the group laughs. When Dunn's screams could be heard in the distance, the teens began laughing. "You gotta understand", shouted the teens. The youths were later identified and questions by detectives, who said they lacked remorse. Florida state law does not require people to give or call for help when someone is in distress.

Global Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack in Badakhshan
Author: 0 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack in Badakhshan

In a statement about the strike, U.S. Forces Afghanistan said, "We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families affected by this unfortunate incident". Among the dead were two commanders of the Afghan national police, Nasir and Mohammad Wali, locally renowned for their longstanding fight against the Taliban.

Global Tillerson's Exxon violated Russian Federation sanctions, Treasury says
Author: 0 Tillerson's Exxon violated Russian Federation sanctions, Treasury says

According to an enforcement filing from Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Exxon in 2014 signed "eight legal documents related to oil and gas projects in Russia" with Igor Sechin , the president of Rosneft, a Moscow-owned oil company, after the US sanctioned Russian Federation for its incursion into Crimea.

Global USA officials looking for steps by China to open markets
Author: 0 USA officials looking for steps by China to open markets

U.S. and Chinese delegations participating in an annual economic dialogue on Wednesday have both canceled news conferences scheduled for late afternoon following the conclusion of the talks, a U.S. Mnuchin on Tuesday said the USA wants specific deliverables from the CED and that the US will use the discussions to push China on lifting foreign ownership restrictions in its financial services industry and to remove hurdles for information and technology sectors.

Author: 0 Celebrate being halfway through your week with National Hot Dog Day

Burger King- Enjoy a grilled hot dog for 79 cents through July 31. The caveat? They're charging $1.50 if it's ordered with ketchup. But the " Chicago Dog Sauce " ....is really just normal ketchup in disguise. Mirabile said National Hot Dog Day has been celebrated at his shop for years and they will continue the tradition, welcoming customers with a warm smile and a hardy hot dog.

Global McConnell Obamacare repeal plan has already failed
Author: 0 McConnell Obamacare repeal plan has already failed

With the "help" of Senator Ted Cruz - widely considered the least popular man in his caucus - McConnell tried to sell the bill as all things to all GOP senators - and he got caught. bill. Ryan dodged when pressed again on whether the full House would support the McConnell-Trump-Meadows plan of full repeal now, replace later. 8 Dems control Senate.

Global Ex-House Speaker Hastert reportedly out of prison
Author: 0 Ex-House Speaker Hastert reportedly out of prison

It's unclear whether Hastert was staying at a halfway house or whether he could be transferred to home confinement. He is set to be released from custody August 16. "They got him on what they could", he said. He sat in a wheelchair during his sentencing and used a walker to deliver a statement. In addition to the prison sentence, Hastert was fined $250,000, and must serve two years of supervised release - the federal equivalent of parole - and must participate in a sex offender program after ...

Global Trump will ask SC to overturn new travel-ban ruling
Author: 0 Trump will ask SC to overturn new travel-ban ruling

But the state of Hawaii successfully challenged those restrictions, saying they weren't in keeping with the Supreme Court's ruling that people with "bona fide" family members should be allowed to visit. Justice Anthony Kennedy is responsible for emergency requests relating to western states, or the court as a whole could hear the request, in which five votes are needed to grant it.

Global Trump's new NAFTA goals backed by beef body
Author: 0 Trump's new NAFTA goals backed by beef body

Another longtime NAFTA critic, Toledo Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, said the new agreement should be a "continental compact that lifts workers and raises wages on all sides of the border". The plan will attempt to break barriers to US agricultural exports, which Conaway has a vested interest. While wanting to provide "reasonable adjustment periods for US import sensitive agricultural products", USTR said they would also seek to engage in "close consultation with Congress on such products ...

Author: 0 Iran parliament passes motion to fight US "adventurism"

But President Donald Trump and secretary of state Rex Tillerson intend to stress, the senior administration official said, that while Iran had fulfilled conditions of the JCPOA - the Joint Comprehensive Place of Action signed by P-5 countries and Germany and the European Union with Iran in 2015 - it was "unquestionably in default of the spirit " of the deal .

Global After avoiding disaster, Froome ready to tackle Alps in close Tour
Author: 0 After avoiding disaster, Froome ready to tackle Alps in close Tour

The 2017 Tour de France will return on Tuesday after a second rest day. "To have that card to play to put teams under pressure with someone other than Froomey as a GC contender is a great position to be in", said Rowe. With the way Froome and Team Sky are riding now, it's going to take a team effort to give someone else a shot at the overall lead. The first half of the 2017 Tour de France did little to capture the imagination.

Global President Trump's six-month approval rating sets record low
Author: 0 President Trump's six-month approval rating sets record low

But among Republicans, one-third think Russian Federation tried to influence the election outcome, and fewer than one in ten think Trump's associates sought to help them. Twice as many of those surveyed preferred the Obamacare health program as favoured Republican plans to replace it. About a quarter volunteer either "neither", say they want something else or offer no opinion.

Global New sketch issued in slaying of Delphi teens
Author: 0 New sketch issued in slaying of Delphi teens

Libby, 14, and Abby, 13, were found slain near a hiking trail on February 14. The only evidence to this point was a fuzzy picture of the suspect and voice from a cell phone call. The man in the sketch is described as between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 180 and 220 pounds. Investigators released this photo of a man seen on the Delphi Historic Trails in Delphi, Indiana on Monday, Feb.

Global Russian Federation to decide next week on retaliation against U.S. over compound seizures
Author: 0 Russian Federation to decide next week on retaliation against U.S. over compound seizures

The outgoing Obama administration expelled 35 suspected Russian spies late past year and seized two diplomatic compounds over what it said was the hacking of USA political groups during the 2016 presidential election . By considering a release of the Russian diplomatic compounds that have remained sealed since December, Washington wants to leave the door open for rapprochement with Russia, Gorka said in an interview with CNN .

Global China tensions on the rise
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Bhaskar Koirala of the Nepal Institute of worldwide and Strategic Studies said the timing of the current tension is linked to remarks by Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankhar in Washington DC during Prime Minister Modi's visit there last month in which he used the term "strategic convergence" between the USA and India.

Global North Korea Threatens To 'Annihilate' The US If UN Imposes New Sanctions
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If both China and Russian Federation witnessed a massive flood of North Korean refugees fleeing for safety, then they would be concerned about North Korea , says Maginnis. Trump himself has deepened the confusion by claiming he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under appropriate conditions. The answer is the following: It has been more than two decades since the USA and pro-west media strategically and according to a well chafed out media policy began raising the ...

Global Boris Nemtsov killer sentenced to 20 years in prison
Author: 0 Boris Nemtsov killer sentenced to 20 years in prison

All were found guilty and sentenced to 11-19 years in prison. Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, was a leading opponent of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin , and his assassination sent shockwaves through Russia's beleaguered opposition supporters.

Global Lack Of Sleep Linked To Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's
Author: 0 Lack Of Sleep Linked To Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's

Holtzman, Washington University sleep medicine physician Yo-El Ju and colleagues recruited 17 volunteers, all healthy adults between ages 35 and 65, who had no sleep disorders. Bendlin did note that, "It's still unclear if sleep may affect the development of the disease or if the disease affects the quality of sleep". It shows that poor sleep leads to an increase in harmful compounds that can cause dementia.

Global Shastri, Sehwag Top Contenders For Indian Team's Coaching Job
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Lalchand Rajput, Virender Sehwag , Richard Pybus, Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody were the candidates who were interviewed on Monday by the three-member CAC which includes former India captain Sourav Ganguly , former India batsman V.V.S. The Cricket Advisory Committee is expected to meet Virat Kohli regarding the next Indian coach once the Indian skipper is back from America. Ganguly hinted that the coach will be picked before the Sri Lanka tour that begins with the first Test on July 26.

Global United Kingdom hospital seeks court hearing on new Charlie Gard evidence
Author: 0 United Kingdom hospital seeks court hearing on new Charlie Gard evidence

The re-opening of the case at London's High Court may allow Charlie to receive the therapy treatment at his current hospital or overseas. A boy named Arturito Estopinan in Baltimore was the first child to be given deoxynucleotide monophosphate, an experimental treatment that significantly extended the life of mice with the same condition as Arturito, known as TK2-related mitochondrial depletion syndrome.

Global North Korea First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Author: 0 North Korea First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Two B-1B Lancers reminded North Korea Friday that the USA and its allies are prepared to unleash unbelievable firepower in the event of a renewed conflict on the Korean Peninsula. Based on North Korea's claim and the Pentagon's assessment that the rocket poses a new level of threat to the United States and the region, the U.S.

Global Scattered PM showers and storms
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The chance for flooding is still minor, but we're taking into consideration that many waterways are at or close to their peaks. Doesn't get much better than that for July! Have a great weekend! Look for highs to top out in the upper 80s and west winds around 5-10 miles per hour.

Global DeVos Delays Loan Relief For Students Ripped Off By For-Profit Colleges
Author: 0 DeVos Delays Loan Relief For Students Ripped Off By For-Profit Colleges

DeVos said last month the Borrower Defense Rule "missed an opportunity to get it right", and her department claimed it intends to "develop fair, effective and improved regulations to protect individual borrowers from fraud, ensure accountability across institutions of higher education and protect taxpayers".

Global Hanscom Air Force Base reopened after 'potentially hazardous material' found in truck
Author: 0 Hanscom Air Force Base reopened after 'potentially hazardous material' found in truck

Officials said the truck was transporting the belongings of someone who was moving onto the base. Security Forces were doing a routine vehicle inspection when around 9:00 A.M. Hanscom civilian air service was suspended, and state police asked the media to keep their helicopters out of the air space over the base. Police closed an exit on a road leading to the base, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Boston.

Global China-India-Bhutan standoff is 'the worst in 30 years'
Author: 0 China-India-Bhutan standoff is 'the worst in 30 years'

China's state-run media yesterday quoted Chinese analysts as saying that Beijing would be forced to use a "military way" to end the standoff in the Sikkim sector if India refuses to listen to the "historical lessons" being offered by it.

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