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Lava bomb injures 23 on tour boat in Hawaii

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Nine other passengers who were onboard the boat drove themselves to the hospital, and, according to the fire department, their injuries were superficial. Boaters and seaside residents also have been warned to avoid noxious clouds of laze - a term derived from the words "lava" and "haze" - formed when lava reacts with saltwater to form a mix of acid fumes and steam laced with tiny glass-like particles. Read More »

3 skeletons found in ancient Egyptian sarcophagus

Waziry, accompanied by a team of specialists in mummification and restoration, instead found three mummies and a red liquid he identified as sewage water, believed to have entered the sarcophagus through a crack on its right side, causing the decomposition of the mummies. Read More »

Arrest warrant for ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont dropped

Last week, a German court approved Puigdemont's extradition , but ruled that he couldn't be sent back to Spain on rebellion charges, only for misuse of public funds. This in turn could have seen those jailed in Spain argue they too should not be tried on rebellion charges, which carry up to 25 years in jail, in what would have been a setback for Spain. Read More »

Chaos as New York City steam pipe explodes

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The explosion occurred around 6:40 a.m. On a street near the blast site, firefighters stripped off their heavy outerwear, bagged it and entered a red decontamination tent in their gym shorts and t-shirts to take showers. All surrounding streets have been closed as police try to isolate the source of the explosion. So, what happened? Con Edison, which operates the system of steam piping under the streets of Manhattan, will have to figure out what caused the massive explosion. Read More »

Russian warship carrying £100BILLION worth of GOLD found off South Korea

The remains of the ship are to be shown in a museum dedicated to the wreck. At the time the Russians were fighting the Japanese in the brutal Russo-Japanese War. The company plans to extract the shipwreck in October or November. Shinil Group's team said part of the wreckage had the name "DONSKOII" carved into the ship in Cyrillic. Read More »

In Interview, Trump Appears To Question NATO's 'Collective Defense' Clause

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Tucker quickly interjected by saying he was "not against Montenegro " and added that any country, such as Albania, could have been applied in his hypothetical scenario. Last year, Russian Federation did exactly that when it launched an election day attack on the Balkan country during its election day. Trump's skepticism towards Article 5 aligns with his distrust of multinational organizations in general, from the United Nations to the World Trade Organization. Read More »

Britain has identified Russians suspected of Sergei Skripal nerve attack

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The Metropolitan Police Service has not commented on the reports. The Skripals recovered, but the people responsible have never been identified. Both were found unconscious on a bench in a shopping centre . A murder investigation was launched after Ms Sturgess's death, while Mr Rowley remains seriously ill in hospital. The nerve toxin was discovered in a bottle found at the home of Sturgess's partner Charles Rowley, 45, who remains in critical condition in a hospital. Read More »

Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

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This policy strikes me as perfectly reasonable, even if Zuckerberg tripped over his words a bit when he articulated it. I also think that going to someone who is a victim of Sandy Hook and telling them, "Hey, no, you're a liar" - that is harassment, and we actually will take that down. Read More »

China fires back at US tariffs with WTO complaint

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The South China Morning Post reported his comments. Also on Monday, the USA filed five complaints to the WTO against China, the European Union , Canada , Mexico and Turkey . "Generally speaking, trade friction unilaterally started by the USA will have an impact on the economies of both countries", Mao of the customs bureau said. Read More »

This Industry Is Praising Trump’s Trade War

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However, WTO proceedings can drag on for years. The secretariat report, one of two major reports prepared for the TPR, noted China's significant role in stimulating the global economy, while stating that China's "real GDP growth has been moderating as the economy adjusts to the "new normal", which implies more stable, albeit lower growth rates". Read More »

Thailand's cave boys wake up at home for first time in weeks

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The presenter of the televised news conference said the boys would return home on Wednesday night for the first time since emerging from the cave. "After they came out of the water, I was really surprised that they (divers) were from the United Kingdom and I didn't know what to say". Read More »

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, July 15, 2018. Critics say it excludes the country's Arab minority, which makes up about 20 percent of Israel's population. Largely symbolic, the law was enacted just after the 70th anniversary of the birth of the state of Israel. Lawmakers removed a clause allowing the establishment of "separate communities" that was criticised as racist, replacing it with a clause encouraging "Jewish ... Read More »

Two kids attacked by sharks off New York's Fire Island

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The boy "stumbled out of the water" into a lifeguard tent, where the lifeguard dressed puncture wounds, officials said. One puncture contained a tooth that was removed for testing to determine its origin. "They confirmed that not only was it a shark bite, but they found one of the teeth still inside the boy". "Once we figured it out it was pretty surreal", he said. Read More »

'full faith and support' in intel community on Russian election meddling

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Whether there was collusion is still an open question, even if many Trump supporters have made up their minds about it. Fellow GOP politicians have generally stuck with Trump during a year and a half of turmoil, but he was assailed as seldom before as he returned from what he had hoped would be a proud summit with Putin . Read More »

Police 'identify' suspects behind Salisbury Novichok poisoning of Sergei Skripal

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A source told the Press Association police had identified the suspects behind the poisoning and confirmed they were Russian. Scotland Yard, which is spearheading the investigation, declined to comment. Charlie Rowley, 45, was left fighting for his life in hospital after being exposed to the deadly nerve agent in Salisbury , Wiltshire and his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, died last Sunday following a heart attack. Read More »

Trump 'filled with sadness' after death of secret service agent in Scotland

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Remagen was rushed to the hospital, where he died Sunday surrounded by family and colleagues, a statement from the White House said. Critics have argued that the Secret Service protection for Trump's two adult sons, who took over day-to-day control of the president's real estate empire when he took office past year, has driven up the agency's spending and stretched its resources as agents follow them across the globe. Read More »

Syria accuses Israel of attacking military position

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Aleppo , in the far north of the country, is rarely targeted. At least nine pro-regime fighters died in a suspected Israeli missile strike overnight in northern Syria, a monitor said Monday. An Israeli military spokesman declined comment on the report. Israel on Thursday targeted positions in the southwestern Quneitra province, near its frontier with Syria. Read More »

Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

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But Mnuchin, who said he would be discussing the issue with G20 finance ministers this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, signaled that there could be some wiggle room as countries gradually reduce their dependency on Iranian oil to avoid further volatility in the energy markets. Read More »

Donald Trump calls European Union a 'foe'

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He again described Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation as a "witch hunt" that has hampered USA relations with Russian Federation. "The president must demand that the 12 Russians named in the indictment be sent to the U.S.to stand trial", said Sen. The billboards feature headlines in English and Russian from 2000-2018 detailing the respective leaders' "turbulent" attitudes toward a free press. Read More »

Pro-government artillery and jets bomb rebels in Syria's Quneitra province

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In recent weeks, Palestinian activists in Gaza have been flying flaming kites and balloons over Israeli territory as part of ongoing popular rallies along the Gaza-Israel security fence. The station said the evacuation of almost 1,000 people will likely be completed by Sunday. But the evacuation of the remaining 7,000 people in al-Foua and Kefraya in exchange for the release of 1,500 detainees prisoners never went through. Read More »

Vote Leave fined and referred to police over referendum spending

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Matheson said Johnson and Gove, as well as other ministers or ex-ministers involved in Vote Leave such as Priti Patel and Chris Grayling, should "come to the house and explain their role in both the initial scandal and the cover-up". Mr Grimes has been fined £20,000 and referred to the Metropolitan Police "in relation to false declarations of campaign spending". "Consequences must follow. Read More »

Pompeo says North Korea deal 'may take some time,' sanctions to remain

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President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russian Federation would help with North Korea and offered an enthusiastic update on the US process of negotiating with the antagonistic Asian nation over nuclear weapons. Before the Singapore summit, the Trump administration said denuclearization should start "without delay", and after the meeting, it spoke of the process beginning " very quickly ". Read More »

Cher blasts Donald Trump’s ‘inexcusable’ behaviour with the Queen

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And since the Queen is notoriously fastidious about protocols of state, it was hardly an accident that she wore the " American State Visit brooch " as Trump set foot on British soil. Hand selected by the Obamas from CT jeweler Tiny Jewel Box's vintage assortment, the brooch was crafted in 1950 from 14-karat yellow gold, diamonds and moss agate. Read More »

Rubio: Trump Can't Reach for 'Win-Win' When Putin Wants 'Zero-Sum'

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin started their first bilateral meeting here on Monday. Trump will meet with members of Congress on Tuesday, the White House said without giving further details. "Trump is a larger man and he is bigger but when you look at Putin and watch him, you think of the old saying, 'Dynamite comes in small packages,"' she said. Read More »

CNN Calls on Facebook to Censor InfoWars for 'Fake News'

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Websites peddling misinformation have been the bane of the internet for some time now, but Facebook says removing them would violate its free speech policy. "In other words, we allow people to post it as a form of expression, but we're not going to show it at the top of News Feed", the spokesperson stated. Read More »

Trump casts doubt on United States intelligence, calls Putin's meddling denial 'strong'

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The fresh indictments prompted a number of USA senators, all but one Democrats, to request Trump cancel his summit with Putin. The summit will be the third time that both the leaders would meet face-to-face. It is believed that Putin and the Russians tried to do damage to Clinton because they preferred Trump win the election. Before Monday's meeting, Trump criticised previous United States administrations on Twitter, saying: "Our relationship with Russian Federation has NEVER been worse ... Read More »

Trump trolled with 'traitor' tweet by Dictionary.com after Putin summit

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I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be". National security adviser John Bolton seemed to imply on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that Trump should hold Putin to account, as it would be "hard to believe" that Putin did not know that intelligence operatives in the Russian military were carrying out an operation created to undermine the USA presidential election. Read More »

Prosecutors call for alleged Russian agent to stay in custody

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Kremlin-backed Russian television calls her the "ideal victim" of anti-Russian hysteria in the U.S. Prosecutors made the allegations in documents that also accuse her of using sex and deception to establish influential connections she could tap to infiltrate USA political organizations and gather intelligence for a senior Russian official. Read More »

Trump Already Has a Massive $33 Million War Chest for His Campaign

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But the Trump campaign's bottom line has grown ever since Trump technically filed for re-election and began raising money for itself on January 20, 2017 - the day of the president's inauguration. That represents a drop of almost $500,000 since the first quarter of 2018, and a notable decline from the last quarter of 2017, when legal fees surged to $1.1 million. Read More »

Does Putin have 'compromising material' on Trump? He denies it but

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During a joint news conference with Putin after their private meeting, Trump hedged on whether he agrees with the US intelligence community on its conclusion that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election. Coats added that Russian Federation remains behind "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy". Trump ally Newt Gingrich called it, "the most serious mistake" of Mr Trump's presidency - and one that, "must be corrected immediately". Read More »

Trump Promises 'Big' Trade Deal Despite May's Brexit Betrayal

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And it seems that politics remained at the forefront of conversation, as when asked by Piers whether they had discussed Brexit , Donald replied: "I did". She's a very special person. During an uproarious trip to Europe, Trump has harangued members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, scolded Germany for its dependence on Russian energy, and shocked Britain by publicly criticising Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy . Read More »

US Secret Service agent dies after stroke during Trump’s Scotland trip

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It is unclear whether the latest £52,477 payments cover the entirety of the U.S. government's bill for Mr Trump's Turnberry stay, which saw a sizeable Secret Service contingent accompany the president's party. Unlike other presidents, he has refused to release his tax returns. On Saturday, Mr Trump was heckled by protesters who branded him a "racist" as he played golf with his son Eric. Read More »

Donald Trump Acknowledges Russian Meddling in 2016 Election

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My people came to me, (director of national intelligence) Dan Coats came to me and some others. That assertion is not supported by known intelligence. Goldstone came into the Trump orbit when he helped promote and stage manage Trump's Miss Universe pageant - working for Emin Agalarov, a pop singer and the son Aras Agalarov, a Russian real-estate mogul. Read More »