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26 killed as Honduras fishing boat capsizes

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President Juan Orlando Hernández said Thursday via Twitter that authorities are coordinating rescue operations and aiding victims and relatives. They were brought by boat to a sandbar off the coast where the bodies were being collected. Fifty-five people were rescued but nine are still missing. The only person so far identified as among the dead is the vessel's captain, Austin Elvis Haylock Almendarez. Read More »

Senators urge White House to put pressure on Iran's nuclear program

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Rouhani stressed that Iran's action would be reversed if the other parties to the nuclear deal made good on their side of the bargain - relief from sanctions. This could allow for more Iranians to travel to the United States, and since a majority of the Iranian economy is impacted by cruel American sanctions, humanitarian and financial assistance could ease the pressure on the economy and enhance sustainable growth. Read More »

Be careful Iran, threats will `come back to bite you`, warns Trump

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On Tuesday, European powers separately issued a statement over Iran breaking through its stockpile limit, calling on Tehran "to reverse this step and to refrain from further measures that undermine the nuclear deal". French President Emmanuel Macron has said that his country will try to make sure Iran receives the "economic advantages" of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Read More »

Cuccinelli: Census Question Helps Deal With 'Burden' of Illegal Migrants

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Ben Kissel and Joe Pinion both agree that the push by the Trump administration to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census is political. President Donald Trump may have just undermined the effort to get a citizenship question added to the 2020 census by identifying his administration's real motives behind the effort. Read More »

India Air Force brings down bodies of seven climbers killed in avalanche

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According to local government officials after all the seven bodies are brought down, they will start identification and post-mortem process. We were unable to land our Indian Air Force helicopters due to tough climatic conditions, strong winds and uneven terrain."After air recce on June 29 and June 30, conducted by the Indian Air Force Choppers, it was chose to first take the bodies to a lower altitude manually so that they can be airlifted near an unnamed peak near Nanda Devi East, ... Read More »

Over 230 people hospitalized after attending Imelda Marcos’ b’day

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Imelda Marcos at Ynares Sports Complex this morning", Gordon said in a Twitter post. Senator and Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Richard Gordon earlier tweeted that "137 patients suffered from vomiting and dizziness due to alleged food poisoning (.) PRC already alerted nearby hospitals for possible patient transport". Read More »

Boris Johnson 'kept in the dark by PM over secret intelligence'

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A source said there was no row about being denied access and that he saw everything he should have seen as foreign secretary. SNP depute leader Keith Brown claimed both the Foreign Secretary and Mr Johnson were "rabid Brexiteers" whose appointment as PM would be "an utter disaster for Scotland". Read More »

Eva Kor, Holocaust survivor, dies peacefully at age 85

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The CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Centre - which Kor founded in IN where she'd made her home - announced that she "passed peacefully" during an annual trip to Krakow, Poland. Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust UK said: "I never had the opportunity to meet Eva, but I read about her, knew people who knew her and followed her on social media". Read More »

Killed, 70 Injured in Benue Explosion

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The tanker exploded at the time that the bus was passing and all the passengers in the bus also got burnt. The Federal Fire Service said its men responded to the accident at 04:17 pm and were able to contain the fire and stop it from further escalation and destruction. Read More »

Bangladesh-India ties are 'organic', says Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in China

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China will provide 2,500 metric tons of rice to Bangladesh for the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar . Both China and Bangladesh are developing countries with large populations and important tasks to develop economy and improve people's livelihoods, Li said, adding that pragmatic cooperation between the two countries has been fruitful and enjoys great potential and broad prospects. Read More »

Iraqi PM Orders Iranian-allied Militias to Be Reined In

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He said the militias will be subject to the same regulations as the army. A 2016 law already incorporated the militias into the Iraqi armed forces, and it's not clear that this latest order will be more effective. An electoral alliance made up of militia leaders and fighters came second in a 2018 parliamentary election and went on alongside firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr - whose political group came first - to jointly nominate Abdul Mahdi as premier. Read More »

U.S. refusal to give F-35s to Turkey would be ‘robbery’ - Erdogan

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The U.S. potential sanctions will only lead to a more powerful and robust of our defense industry in the future, the Turkish defense industry chief noted. Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Mike Andrews said: "Nothing has changed". Turkey-US ties are under serious strain over Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, which is due for delivery in the coming days. Read More »

Peru to host global talks on Venezuela in Lima next month

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Cubametales and Venezuelan state-owned oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. ( PdVSA ) are responsible for setting the terms and conditions for PdVSA oil exports up to 53,000 barrels per day on a quarterly basis, according to the Treasury, which cited the original agreement. Read More »

Trump says officials working on holiday on census dispute

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U.S. District Judge George Hazel said in a hastily-called court session, "I don't know how many federal judges have Twitter accounts, but I happen to be one of them, and I follow the President, and so I saw a tweet that directly contradicted" the pledge made by the administration to not put the citizenship question on the Census. Read More »

MACC chief Latheefa confirms arrest of Najib's stepson, Riza Aziz

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When contacted, MACC chief Latheefa Koya confirmed that Mr Riza was arrested at noon and was released on bail. News reports earlier today wrote that Riza had been picked up by MACC, and that the charge he would face was believed to be in relation to Red Granite Pictures receiving 1MDB funds. Read More »

Bradley Fighting Vehicles Appear at Lincoln Memorial as July 4 Celebration Nears

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This year's event, dubbed the " Salute to America " celebration, has been touted by Trump for several months . Trump , who arranged for the display of military equipment around the mall - including two M1A2 Abrams tanks and two M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles - also paid tribute to all five branches of the military and pledged they would soon be joined by the Space Force. Read More »

US slams Beijing’s missile test in South China Sea

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The US Defense Department on Tuesday criticized Beijing's reported missile tests in the South China Sea, saying the actions were " disturbing " and contrary to China's pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway. It gave the location of the drills as between the contested Paracel and Spratly island groups. PRC is an acronym for the People's Republic of China. The South China Sea is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S. Read More »

Earthquake measuring 6.6 rattles Southern California in US

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The initial quake hit at around 10:33 a.m. local time and hit seven miles southwest of Searles Valley, eight miles west-southwest from Trona, and 11 miles east-northeast from Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Reports of scattered damage, including rock slides and fires, rolled in by midday. The USGS added that there is a 5% chance that an even larger quake could hit in the coming hours or days. Read More »

Detained Australian student released from North Korean custody

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No details have been released about what happened to the student, but Mr Sigley, who also runs Tongil Tours , which arranges cultural exchanges to North Korea , is expected to return to his wife in Tokyo later on Thursday. The 29-year-old vanished in Pyongyang more than a week ago. He had been active on social media about his experiences in North Korea and had boasted about the extraordinary freedom he had been allowed as one of the few foreign students living in Pyongyang . Read More »

Pence cancels New Hampshire event to return to White House

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ABC News White House and Capitol Hill reporter Katherine Faulders said a senior administration official told her "there should be no cause for alarm" and ruled out any "medical issue with POTUS or VP". Other officials have reportedly told the press that this has nothing to do with Pence's health or national security. Pence last visited New Hampshire in 2018. Read More »

Putin to Meet Pope in Shadow of Ukraine Crisis

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Putin , who has met Francis twice before, is due to arrive at the Vatican in the early afternoon at the start of a lightning visit to Italy that will also include talks with Italian leaders. "Now it is up to the U.S." to decide, the Russian president said. 'Russia has the political willingness to do it. The Russian president added, "Nor should we forget the influence of external restrictions", most likely referring to USA and European sanctions that followed Russia's annexation of ... Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey rebuffs USA, poised to receive Russian weapons system

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, June 30 opened a photo exhibition featuring the works of renowned Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Guler at 800-year-old Tofukuji temple in Kyoto, Japan, Anadolu Agency reports. Turkey maintains the system would not be integrated into the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation systems and does not pose a threat. "Even though Trump's comments were rather positive, this matter does not just end with the president". Read More »

Man's body falls from plane and lands in London

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Most stowaways freeze to death in mid-air, their bodies then falling from the plane when the pilot opens the hatch to deploy wheels for landing. A stowaway fell from the undercarriage of a jet as it approached Heathrow Airport on Sunday and landed in the garden of a south London townhouse, an event happens with an alarming frequency. Read More »

Woman arrested after leaving $5000 tip at Clearwater restaurant

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The huge charge to the stolen credit card was an act of revenge against Ms Wolfe's boyfriend who had reportedly refused to pay for her plane ticket to Buffalo in New York State, Clearwater Police in the U.S. The boyfriend notified his credit-card company on Monday, calling it a fraudulent charge. Wolfe's boyfriend said she was intoxicated and may have been trying to get back at him. Read More »

Tanker detained by Gibraltar on U.S. request to Britain, Spain says

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Spain, which challenges British ownership of Gibraltar, said the action was prompted by a USA request to Britain and appeared to have taken place in Spanish waters. Tracking data showed the tanker made a slow trip around the southern tip of Africa before reaching the Mediterranean. In May, Syria received its first foreign oil for six months with the arrival of two shipments, one from Iran, a source said at the time. Read More »

Dubai Princess flees billionaire husband amid accusations of infidelity

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Meanwhile, it is learnt from credible sources that the British royals may broker a compromise between Princess Haya and her husband and send her back to Dubai with the assurance of her "safety". The princess, aged 32 at the time , got within touching distance of Goa, 1,200 miles (1,900 km) away on India's west coast, but was chased down by Emirati commandos and returned to Dubai in March 2018 . Read More »

Stray Russian made missile explodes in the air over Northern Cyprus

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Multiple reports indicate Syria was responding to an alleged Israeli air raid. Israeli warplanes fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs - around 310 kilometers (193 miles) from Nicosia - and the Damascus outskirts overnight in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21. Read More »

Betsy Ross Is Canceled

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Long Island Republican Rep. Pete King blasted Nike's decision on Instagram , calling it "an absolute disgrace and ultimate display of moral cowardice". Kaepernick stirred up controversy again when he appeared in Nike's 30th anniversary " Just Do It " ad campaign a year ago. Nike was planning to construct a $185 million USA plant in Goodyear, Ariz., that would employee over 500 people. Read More »

Alek Sigley 'released from detention' in North Korea, Scott Morrison says

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An Australian student Alek Sigley , 29, who was detained in North Korea , arrives at Beijing worldwide airport in Beijing, China , July 4, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. "We couldn't be more pleased that we not only know where Alek is, but that he is safe". "This outcome demonstrates the value of discrete, behind-the-scenes work to resolving complex and sensitive consular cases in partnership with other governments". Read More »