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Inflatable Trampoline Explodes Killing 3-Year-Old Girl in UK

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The girl, named locally as three-year-old Ava-May Littleboy, tragically passed away after the seaside inflatable burst in the heat on Gorleston-on-Sea beach in Norfolk on July 1. "Anyone that met her would not want to forget her", the statement continued. "You can not risk a tragedy like this happening again". "It was a sealed inflatable trampoline which means a machine is used to fill with air and a plug inserted to hold the air like a giant balloon". Read More »

Shark pulls woman into crocodile-infested waters in Australia

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With a suction "like a Hoover", the shark sucked Ms Brunning's right index finger into its mouth full of rows of razor sharp teeth. In Australia, the woman tried to feed a shark and nearly lost his hand. Injured Melissa Branning said that was on a boat in the Kimberley and would like to feed floating nearby members of the species nurse sharks. "It's not the shark's fault at all, but it could have been a lot worse", she told the paper. Read More »

Trump trade war to become reality as China tariffs hit

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EU President Donald Tusk said Europe must be prepared for "worst-case scenarios" in global commerce, echoing an alarm he sounded before a European summit last week. But the European Union has warned the United States that imposing import tariffs on cars and vehicle parts would harm its own automotive industry and likely lead to counter-measures by its trading partners on $294 billion of USA exports. Read More »

Trump's Fart Bill Would Foul up International Trade, Critics Say

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The WTO maintains a rules-based system meant to resolve worldwide trade disputes, end unfair trade practices , and head off potential trade wars. Trade will be a focus of the discussions, according to Juncker. The Commerce Department launched its investigation, on grounds of national security, on May 23 under orders from Trump, who has frequently complained about the EU's 10 percent vehicle tariff being four times that of the United States, apart from the 25 percent US levy on pickup trucks. Read More »

Indonesia rushes to rescue 140 after ferry sinks, killing four

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The ferry ran aground about 300 metres (985 feet) from the coast, Indonesia's transportation agency said, as waves swamped trucks and other vehicles on the boat's deck before they plunged into the water. At least 29 people died after a ferry sank near Indonesia's Sulawesi island, officials said on Wednesday, as rescue teams searched for dozens of missing passengers a day after the country's latest ferry disaster. Read More »

Before NATO Summit, Trump Sets Tone With Warning Letters

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The US president also hinted that after more than a year of public and private complaints that allies have not done enough to share the burden of collective defence, he may be considering a response, including adjusting the United States' military presence around the world, as per the New York Times report. Read More »

Several injured in Portland protests

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Supporters of the right-wing Senate candidate Patriot Prayer founder, Joey Gibson broke out in riots with Antifa Saturday in Portland, Oregon as Gibson advocates took to the streets to support his candidacy. Portland police disputed rumors that they had used tear gas. Police said more arrests may follow on charges including disorderly conduct, assault, theft, robbery and reckless burning after detectives review video of Saturday's confrontations. Read More »

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

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Macron's jet touched down in Abuja from Mauritania, where he attended the final day of the African Union summit dominated by security issues in the restive Sahel region. "You have to recognise the bad and negative pages of this history, but you have to move forward", he said to applause. Macron is now on a two-day visit to Nigeria and attended a cultural showcase at the venue to announce the launch of the Season of African Cultural Season , scheduled to hold in France in 2020. Read More »

Polish Chief Justice Defies Government's Supreme Court Overhaul

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The nationalist ruling party argues its legal overhaul is needed to shake up a judicial system it says it steeped in communist-era thinking and power structures. It was not immediately clear whether she would be allowed back into her office on the first day of her forced retirement. Gersdorf said the reform was a "purge of the Supreme Court conducted under the guise of retirement reform". Read More »

Murkowski favors Kennedy-like justice for Supreme Court slot

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At the same time, Trump predicted a "vicious" debate over the nominee. In that case, the Obama administration urged the court to uphold the affirmative action measures. Collins has equivocated regarding whether she would vote to confirm a Trump nominee who was anti-choice-as numerous 25 who are considered contenders are. Read More »

Iran protest turns violent; at least 1 death reported

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Some reports Sunday morning said at least one protester was killed in the clashes. State-run IRNA news agency did not specify how many people were involved in the Abadan demonstration, but said security forces had broken up a crowd that was "disrupting public order". Read More »

Obama handed 2.5K Iranians citizenship in Iran nuke deal

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Prosecutors accuse the couple of planning to bomb the weekend rally of Iranian opposition supporters just north of Paris attended by an estimated 25,000 people. More recently, in 2012, Iranians were identified by Indian authorities as being behind an assassination plot on an Israeli diplomat that saw a hitman attach a magnetic bomb to an embassy vehicle in New Delhi. Read More »

Trump roasted after typo in tweet about his wonderful spelling skills

Rowling and the official Merriam-Webster Dictionary Twitter account on Tuesday after he misspelled a word in a tweet where he was boasting about his "ability to write". "I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not because they should be capitalized!" It is not the first time Mr Trump has been publicly outed for his Twitter typos. Read More »

Philippine city mayor slain by sniper

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Halili was shot in the chest. Halili would have been far more valuable to the administration were he alive and allowed to give evidence before police or testimony before a court than he is now that he was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital. Read More »

Manager fired over text messages to worker with child on life support

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Fisher's boss said that her focus was on running the store. "Ok this is not an eye doctors app [sic] or a dentist app [sic] this is my child's life that we are talking about, he is on life support!" she texted. WWMT reports that when her 18-year-old son ended up in the hospital on life support with what doctors believe is cellulitis sepsis, she reached out to her manager. Read More »

European Union moves against Poland for its new court law

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The European Union has opened a rule-of-law procedure against Poland over the country's supreme court law, a move that could eventually see Poland's EU voting rights removed. If it refuses to, Poland will be facing off against the commission at the European Court of Justice. In a formal hearing at the European Commission in Luxembourg last Tuesday , member state representatives ventured into an unprecedented discussion about Warsaw's alleged "irreversible violation of the rule of law". Read More »

Church cages Jesus, Mary and Joseph to protest Trump immigration policy

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District Court Judge Dana Sabraw ruled that the Trump administration must reunify all children under the age of five with their undocumented migrant parents within two weeks, and all minor children age five and older within 30 days. The nativity statues at the Christ Church Cathedral are enclosed in a chain link fence lined with barbed wire. We're supposed to love our neighbors as ourselves. Read More »

Trump ally Giuliani says end is near for Iran's rulers

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In May, Trump withdrew the United States from a 2015 worldwide deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting some sanctions. At the same conference last year, John Bolton, who was appointed Trump's National Security Advisor in April this year, told NCRI members they would be ruling Iran before 2019. Read More »

Hundreds Of People Pitch In To Pay For Larissa Beilby's Funeral

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The 34-year-old had holed up in an Alexandra Headland apartment complex, prompting police to lock down the surrounding area from 3.25pm on Friday. "Information is still vital to the investigation", Inspector Damien Hansen said. The accused, Zlatko Sikorsky , was on the run before being located in an apartment in Juan St, Alexandra Headland . A witness later told The Courier-Mail Sikorsky was heard to say "I just don't want to get shot" before ordering police to back off. Read More »

92-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting son

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According to authorities, Blessing said she retrieved two pistols, concealed them in the pockets of her robe, then went to confront her son in his bedroom. According to court documents , there was a history of domestic violence between Blessing and Thomas, including at least one incident in which police responded. Read More »

Chinese company reveals laser gun to ignite protesters' hair

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However, a new weapon has been developed that would burn the target from half a mile away. Apparently, the "less lethal" rating is because the laser rifle would, at "worst", set fire to a person, through the report does say that sustained fire would eventually cut through a human body like a laser surgical scalpel. Read More »

Pompeo to head to North Korea as doubts mount over denuclearization

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Noting that the United States is very well aware of North Korea's pattern of behaviour over decades of negotiating with the U.S., he said that the Trump administration knows exactly what the risks are of them using negotiations to drag out the length of time they have to continue their nuclear, chemical, biological weapon programmes and ballistic missiles. Read More »

Trump Administration Calls on Colleges to End Affirmative Action

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Bush administration which held that race could be considered only if a university had no other way of achieving a diverse student class. "The Supreme Court has determined what affirmative action policies are Constitutional, and the Court's written decisions are the best guide for navigating this complex issue", DeVos said in a statement . Read More »

Bear recorded relaxing in hot tub, drinking margarita

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Hough said the heat wasn't on and the bear played with the chlorinator and toss the thermometer in the air. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Joana Warren said the department received six bear-sighting calls that same Friday but failed to find the creature. Read More »

One-on-one meeting with Trump 'absolutely suits' Putin

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Background: Washington and Moscow have sparred through sanctions following a breakdown in ties due to Russia's annexation of Crimea and alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. "I am here not to accuse Russia of anything, I am here to try to find ways to improve relations", Shelby told Russian lawmakers, according to a transcript published on the Duma website. Read More »

Pompeo to head to North Korea as doubts mount about its intentions

Sharing Maneshi's concerns, Johnson also added, "It is evident that North Korea has not yet abandoned its nuclear weapons or existing nuclear programs, nor its missile programs". But Mr Trump told Fox News on Sunday that it was "possible" an agreement with North Korea he claimed would end its nuclear threat would not "work out". Read More »

UK Government planning to ban gay conversion therapy

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Asked whether she was anxious about men who identify as women going into female changing rooms, she said: "No, but I recognise that there are those that are". The government said it would look into banning the "abhorrent practice" of conversion therapy to "cure" people of homosexuality, which 2% of respondents said they had undergone. Read More »

India asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

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Local media have also reported on the rumors , giving them some legitimacy and prompting attacks on people who are unfamiliar or don't speak the regional language, according to the BBC . The nation has witnessed several incidents of mob violence following rumours on social media in the past a few months, leading to assaults and murders. Read More »