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India warships sent to strategic Gulf waters: navy

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The navy said that its ships Chennai and Sunayna have been deployed in the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf to undertake maritime security operations . According to reports, the tankers were struck in the same area where the USA accused Iran of using naval mines to sabotage four other oil ships in an attack last month. Read More »

Fire, explosions rock Philadelphia oil refinery

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By 7 a.m., the flames were significantly lower, video from CNN affiliate WPVI showed - a stark contrast to the massive fireball that bystanders recorded on social media earlier in the morning. The Philadelphia fire deputy commissioner says the fire is not yet contained at Philadelphia Energy solutions, but they know it involved butane, and there were no serious injuries to workers. Read More »

Western Naval Command celebrates International Yoga Day onboard INS Viraat

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The ministry shared photos of yoga flash mobs on the streets of Kiev, colorful yoga mats around Brussels' Triumphal Arch, sun salutations under the Washington Monument, hundreds in seated prayer pose at Moscow's Tagansky Park and more than 500 people in identical transparent ponchos and black trousers in front of the Yellow Crane Tower in rainy Wuhan, China . Read More »

Sacramento police officer killed during domestic call

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The suspect reportedly shot O'Sullivan with what officials are calling a "high-powered rifle", then kept firing - barricading himself inside the home. The relationship between that woman and the gunman was not immediately known. Heavily-armoured police swarmed the residential neighbourhood, where a couple dozen marked and unmarked police cars had gathered. Read More »

Tory MP grabs and manhandles female climate change protester

Ms Butler, who is shadow women and equalities secretary, tweeted: " Conservative Foreign Office Minister Mark Field violently grabs a woman as she protests about climate change at the bankers' banquet". In the clip, the activist was seen wearing a red dress and had a sash with "climate emergency" written on it. Police in the United Kingdom have received reports of assault after a video Conservative MP Mark Field putting his hands on a female protestor was captured by journalists. Read More »

Captain ‘Sully’ weighs in on 737 MAX crashes in Congress hearings

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In May, CBS News obtained audio from the American Airlines pilots' union confronting Boeing about new features to the 737 Max that factored into the two deadly crashes . system of certifying new planes is not working. No one from Boeing is expected to testify, and the panel has already heard from acting FAA administrator Daniel Elwell and Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Read More »

Egypt Accuses UN Of Trying To Politicise Morsi’s Death

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Erdogan repeated his claims on Wednesday, saying during a speech in Istanbul that Morsi allegedly "flailed" in a Cairo courtroom for 20 minutes and nobody assisted him. Morsi's family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo's Tora prison, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the Egyptian capital's eastern district of Nasr City, Abdul-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud, a member of Morsi's defense team, told the Associated Press. Read More »

Detective stops press conference to tackle some guy running past

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Reports indicate that the man Edwards tackled intruded the press conference because he was running away from the father of a teenage girl after making inappropriate comments to her. nothing happened ..." as a team of officers hold him down and handcuff him. Charlotte Scells told Nine that the 39-year-old man had approached her twice. Read More »

All the ways the administration can prevent or limit congressional testimony, explained

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At those interviews, Hicks also did not discuss her time at the White House, Cipollone wrote. But they have struggled to get answers. One subject Democrats wanted Hicks to talk about is a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in NY, where the Mueller report discusses how the president's son Donald Trump Jr., and other campaign officials met with Russians who promised to offer negative information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton . Read More »

As Rahul Gandhi turns 49, PM Modi wishes him good health

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Gandhi also flagged the Rafale issue and said the Congress will continue to follow it up, said sources in the party. "The only person he listened to was Priyanka (Gandhi Vadra), who told him to put his decision on hold for the time being, and at least tide out a month", a senior Congress leader told ThePrint on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Tbilisi Police Regain Control After Night Of Anti-Russia Protests

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Ambulances evacuated several injured protesters, an AFP reporter witnessed. In this image from video, thousands of protesters gather outside the Parliament in Tbilisi on Thursday. On Thursday morning, Gavrilov opened the session as the IAO president. It was obvious that a Russian MP sitting in the chair of the Georgian parliament speaker wouldn't be well received by the public, who would see it as an infringement of their country's " independence and sovereignty ", she said. Read More »

Teen, Mom Must Drive 5 Hours After Vape Pen Shatters Jaw

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Part of the device remained lodged in the man's throat at the hospital, according to his family. The case was highlighted in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, which indicates that injuries of this nature are uncommon but can be devastating. Read More »

Trump's Nominee for Defense Secretary Bails

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He stated he didn't settle on his three teenagers "to relive a anxious chapter in our family's life and reopen wounds we now derive labored years to heal". Trump praised Esper as experienced and said he would fit in well running the Pentagon. As Army secretary, Esper has pushed to modernize the Army with goals much in line with the National Defense Strategy announced past year under the defense secretary at the time, Jim Mattis. Read More »

Four TDP MPs switch over to BJP

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The entry of the four MPs would strengthen the BJP in Andhra Pradesh, he said. The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister is vacationing in Europe as the fresh crisis hit his party. Chowdary has served as Minister of State in the Modi government till March a year ago when TDP pulled out of BJP-led NDA over the issue of special category status to Andhra Pradesh. Read More »

US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales, United Kingdom suspends licenses

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The Court of Appeal in London ruled the government's granting of export licences broke the law because ministers failed to properly assess whether UK-made weapons were used as part of bombing campaigns in Yemen . We don't sell weapons to China because we have disagreements and we don't think it would be in our best interest to sell them weapons", said Paul, calling Saudi Arabia itself, "untrustworthy". Read More »

Trump is right to face down Iran's empty threats

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But what has the president said? He told reporters that China was "of course, very concerned" about the situation in the Gulf and with Iran , and called on all sides to ease tension and not head towards a clash. The US responded by accusing Iran of "nuclear extortion". It must, however, be acknowledged that the JCPOA has never been popular with Iranian hardliners, and the domestic success of President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic engagement was always contingent on a steady flow of ... Read More »

OR wildlife officials kill bear after people fed him, took selfies

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WCSO took to Twitter on the evening of June 12 to warn park guests to stay away from a boat ramp that the bear was lingering near as they attempted to coax it back into the woods. Although police said they were initially successful in a since-deleted tweet , the bear returned the next day, the Oregonian reported. But bears that have gotten used to scrounging around human-occupied spaces "may become bold or aggressive in their attempts to obtain human food and become a threat to public ... Read More »

Hope Hicks Refused to Answer Committee’s Questions 155 Times

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Tony Cardenas of California and Rep. Nydia Velazquez of NY tweeted separately that they had each come to the decision after studying special counsel Robert Mueller's report. "I am cheered that more and more colleagues understand that we are in an unprecedented predicament", said Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, a member of the House Judiciary Committee who has personally pressed Pelosi on the matter. Read More »

Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting

Of the 15 players on the team, six were born outside the USA, and the team includes one Canadian, two Brazilians, an Argentine, a Lithuanian and a player from the Democratic Republic of Congo. "We thought about that". However, because he's representing our country as a whole, people are disappointed to see Trudeau seem so meek and uncomfortable in such an important meeting. Read More »

Alabama man fed meth to caged 'attack squirrel'

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He said the squirrel, which he kept as a pet, was safe and not a threat to anyone. Young said Paulk is a convicted felon and he's out on probation. During a search of a Limestone County, Alabama apartment deputies discovered meth, drug paraphernalia, body armor, and a squirrel. Read More »

Gay Hell: US town re-named to protest LGBT flag ban

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Before Pride Month , the Trump administration denied permission for United States embassies around the world to fly rainbow flags for the event. "I'm just from MI and every time we drove past we knew that town, oh that's Hell". "It's the way I get my audience interested", he explained. In 2017 Elijah Daniel made headlines when he became Hell's mayor and announced he would ban heterosexuals from the town. Read More »

Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

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The article notes that Trump campaign advertisements encourage people to buy "Trump hats, yard signs, beer coolers and WITCH HUNT decals from the campaign online store", much like the gear seen in photos of Trump supporters featured throughout the piece. Read More »

Boris Johnson extends lead in United Kingdom race for prime minister

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Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Interior Minister Sajid Javid are vying to join Johnson on the ballot paper to be put before 160,000 Conservative Party members. Thursday's fourth ballot takes place between 10:00am and 12:00pm (0900 GMT and 1100 GMT), with the result declared an hour later. There had been speculation in the British press in the runup to the third vote that Stewart had been talking to Gove about combining forces. Read More »

Trump's Threats Against Mexico Are Working...Round Two

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According to reports, Guatemala is now the main source of illegal immigration to the United States with over 200,000 apprehensions made by border agents in the last eight-months. "But I think it's still too early to tell". US officials say they expect a 15% to 20% overall drop in the number of arrests at the border this month. Read More »

SC agrees to hear PIL on Muzaffarpur encephalitis outbreak

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Medical Superintendent at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur Sunil Kumar Shahi on Wednesday said 372 children were admitted to the hospital till now, of which 118 have been discharged. "They should take adequate steps to stop the spread of Encephalitis", said a Bhubaneswar resident. The response to the notice is expected within four weeks. Read More »

Melting Arctic sea ice forces sled dogs to slosh through water

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Scientists say that Greenland lost the equivalent of two billion tonnes of ice last week when temperatures soared to more than 40°F (22°C) above normal and triggered an ice melt, captured on film by climate scientist Steffen Olsen from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI ). Read More »

Stratford murder investigation launches after man with stab wounds found

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Police have placed a Section 60 stop and search order across the London borough of Newham until 6pm on Monday evening. "No arrests; enquiries continue". The carnage began on Friday afternoon with the death of two teenagers. In the second killing, Eniola Aluko, 19, from Thamesmead, south-east London, was shot in Plumstead, shortly before 5pm. Read More »

China's Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea on historic visit

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With tensions over trade, Taiwan and Hong Kong dominating Xi's diplomatic agenda, the trip also offers some welcome breathing space as the traditional allies work to strengthen ties that have been rocky at times, usually in relation to North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Read More »

At least 12 killed in China natural disaster

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Sixty-three fire tenders and about 302 fire fighters from Sichuan province have been rushed to the scene for rescue operations, the ministry said . More than 1,000 armed police forces from Sichuan province were assigned as mobile forces for reinforcement. Authorities in China said the quakes were centered near the city of Changning in a largely rural area of Sichuan province. Read More »

Trump kicks off 2020 presidential campaign with fascistic rally

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President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign on Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 - with a raucous, nationalist rally stirring fear of illegal immigration and vowing to fight for blue collar workers. Still, analysts say the numbers don't look good for the Trump team which, in addition to keeping its core base of supporters, needs to draw more moderate voters to win the 2020 election. Read More »

Alaskan Teen Kills Best Friend; Catfisher Promises $9 Million For Footage

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Once the group stopped at a clearing, Hoffman's hands, feet, head, and mouth were bound by duct tape, and McIntosh shot her once in the back of the head with Brehmer's gun. "Her friend was cool", Hoffman said. Schilmiller, who is being extradited to Alaska, is now in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Police said that a search on Brehmer's phone during their investigation into Hoffman's death revealed that the teen - at Schilmiller's direction - had produced videos ... Read More »

Iran says it shot down U.S. 'spy' drone, but Washington denies claim

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IRNA news agency, the country's state-run news arm, identified the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk. RQ-4s typically fly at high altitude to conduct reconnaissance missions. Earlier, Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said they had struck a power station in Al-Shuqaiq city, in the Saudi province of Jizan, with a cruise missile, according to the group's Al Masirah TV. Read More »

BA owner places huge order for grounded Boeing 737 Max

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Boeing has paused deliveries, and some airlines that already bought the jets have made statements that they'd like to get out of their commitments, though few are expected to do so . In the single-aisle segment, IAG and its affiliates used to operate Classic 737 aircraft but today its fleet is nearly exclusively Airbus A320 family aircraft. Read More »