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Angela Merkel opts to sit at ceremony after third bout of shaking

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The two officials took a seat despite the existing protocol for such an occasion. "That's not just because of the mistakes, but rather because the CDU chief doesn't really have a stage", said one CDU grandee. These continuing series of violent and uncontrollable shaking incidents will no doubt continue to sow doubts as to whether Chancellor Merkel actually remains in good health. Read More »

Teen bomber kills at least five at eastern Afghanistan wedding

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The attack took attach in Nangarhar province's Pachiragam district. Khogyani said 40 injured victims were rushed to hospital, but local residents put the figure of those that died at 10. The hard-line Sunni group has targeted minority Shi'ite civilians and government security forces in deadly attacks since it emerged around 2015. The attack comes days after a ancient peace conference between Taliban insurgents and Afghan representatives noticed a pledge to minimise civilian casualties. Read More »

At Vatican, empty tombs add new twist to missing girl mystery

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In March, there was a glimmer of hope, when Orlandi's family received a weird tip from unnamed people that the girl's remains could be in a Vatican cemetery "where an angel was pointing". "The last thing I expected was to find empty tombs", said her brother Pietro Orlandi, 60, who has never stopped hoping to find his sister alive. Sgro said the family went to the Teutonic Cemetery and quickly found the "Tomb of the Angel", and they noticed something that seemed to be amiss. Read More »

Hong Kong protesters take aim at Chinese traders

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Hundreds of police patrolled nearby streets as protesters chanted demands in Mandarin, China's official language, for the traders to go home. The protest in Sheung Shui, not far from the Chinese city of Shenzhen, started peacefully but devolved into skirmishes, with demonstrators throwing umbrellas and hard hats at police who retaliated by swinging batons and firing pepper spray. Read More »

Saguaro cactus impales car in Arizona crash

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The man was driving a auto which crossed the median and hit a giant saguaro cactus on Wednesday, according to Pima County Sheriff's Department. "Once on scene they located the vehicle with a large section of cactus through the windshield", the Sheriff's Office said. Read More »

US House votes to curb Trump powers to start Iran war

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Unity is our power. "I've said what I'm going to say", Pelosi said. Supporters of Mrs Pelosi have since come out to criticise the statements of Ocasio-Cortez and her allies. Palmer also said that the leftward push by those Democrats offered voters a "clear choice", which will come into play in the 2020 general election. Read More »

No More Talk, Cyprus Wants EU Sanctions Over Turkish Drilling

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In a statement on Monday the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, pledged the bloc would continue to stand by its most easterly member, describing the dispatch of the second drilling ship as an "unacceptable escalation". The EU depends on Turkey to keep a lid on migration from the Middle East to Europe, and for security matters, but the relationship has turned sour over President Tayyip Erdogan's sweeping crackdown on critics following a failed coup in 2016. Read More »

Brazilian president to appoint his son as ambassador to US

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On Friday, Bolsonaro said in a Facebook Live that he "is not concerned" about the criticism he was receiving over the nomination idea. "I did an exchange, I fried hamburgers", the federal lawmaker told reporters, a day after his father said he was considering appointing him to Brazil's most important diplomatic posting, sparking accusations of nepotism. Read More »

United Kingdom police launch investigation into leaked ambassador cables

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Dominic Grieve hits out Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson for not supporting British ambassador Sir Kim Darroch after emails critical of the Trump administration were leaked to the media. "Turn yourself in at the earliest opportunity, explain yourself and face the consequences", he said. British lawmakers are warning that the country is at risk of turning into a "police state", as police tell media outlets not to publish leaked government documents after a row that led to the resignation ... Read More »

Suspending Parliament for no-deal Brexit will provoke crisis - Hammond

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She said she had achieved an "enormous amount" in three years in the job. But also a degree of disappointment because there was more that I wanted to do. But she insisted that it was in everyone's best interests to work together to secure a Brexit agreement. During the interview, Mrs May opened up about life in Downing Street and the emotional strains of the job, recalling the "chilling" moment she was told about the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017. Read More »

Irate Bagel Boss customer speaks to News 12 about viral tirade

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During the July 10 tirade, another man tells the angry customer to calm down. "He said 'why are you smiling at me?'" a manager of the shop told the Post . A man was tackled after an obscene rant in a bagel store. Though being "vertically challenged" is not an automatic death sentence for a man, an article by The Conversation reveals "Eight Reasons Why Short Men Come Up Short," including in depth statistics that show they tend to be seen as "less powerful", therefore tend to be "poorer", and ... Read More »

Siberians flock to toxic lake for ‘Maldives’ selfies

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After realising their ash dump had become the "star of social networks", they made a decision to answer some of the commonly asked questions. According to the Moscow Times , Instagram influencers are taking photos at a bright blue pond in Novosibirsk , Russia , to capture the ideal beach image . Read More »

Axe falls on judge over video leak

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After perusing the affidavit, the IHC administration in the letter addressed to the law ministry stated: "The recent development i.e. releasing of videos, issuing of press release by the registrar accountability court-II Islamabad and affidavit submitted by the incumbent judge narrating his version (copy enclosed) requires his immediate removal". Read More »

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi protest outside Parliament over crisis in Goa, Karnataka

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The embattled JD (S) leader also said he was ready for everything and that he was not here to cling to power. The switchover is expected to have repercussions on the current composition of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in Goa , with the fresh induction of Congress MLAs already making coalition alliance partner Goa Forward jittery. Read More »

Cash flies out of armored vehicle along I-285 in Atlanta

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The door of an armored auto that was traveling along the interstate came loose and opened, sending piles of money into the air. It felt like a movie or something out of a video game, not something you would see in real life. Police are checking social media video to find the drivers with sticky fingers. Authorities said that anyone caught taking the money would be liable for theft. Read More »

Korea vows to respond to South’s purchase of F-35 jets

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It worsened last week when Japan said it would tighten curbs on exports of three materials crucial for advanced consumer electronics because trust with South Korea had been broken over the forced labour dispute. However, if it concluded that South Korea was not at fault, Japan "not only must apologize to our government, but will have to immediately withdraw its retaliatory export restrictions", he added. Read More »

Pence acknowledges 'tough stuff' at border detention centre

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When I went in there, one of them said to me - I'm talking about the second facility, this isn't human, the way we're treated. "What was worst about this was the fact that there were American flags hanging all over these facilities, that children were being separated from their parents in front of the American flag, " she said. Read More »

Twitter acknowledges outages affecting some users

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Once Twitter service was restored, the downtime was an immediate subject of tweets . Twitter is now investigating the issue. Thursday afternoon, the micro-blogging site posted a message to their status website indicating that they were "investigating". Read More »

Hawaii wildfire forces evacuations, cuts power in Maui

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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said South Maui is suffering from poor air quality due to the large amounts of smoke created by the fire. No injuries have been reported and no major structures were damaged, although the mayor said in a press conference Thursday night that some farm equipment had burned. Read More »

China calls on United States to cancel Taiwan President's transit stop

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On Friday, Chinese state-backed media voiced the Communist Party's fury over the U.S.' latest expression of support for Taipei's independence, in a move that Beijing suggested contravenes accepted diplomatic and legal norms. Taiwan has been a sore spot in the bilateral US-China relationship throughout the Trump administration. And although Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, it has remained Taiwan's most powerful unofficial ally and biggest arms supplier. Read More »

Hotel attack leaves at least 10 dead in Somalia

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The bombing was followed by a heavy gunfire. Armed group al-Shabaab , which is believed to be linked to al-Qaeda and is trying to topple the Somali government, said it carried out a suicide attack. The area's legislators and local elders were discussing an upcoming local election in the hotel, according to the officials. "There are many unnecessary our bodies all throughout the hotel, including a unnecessary white man". Read More »

Trump unloads on Paul Ryan after 'American Carnage' book excerpts

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Among the more stunning revelations in the book by POLITICO Magazine's Tim Alberta is a depiction of Trump swearing at Evangelical Christians to Republican lawmakers, then praising himself for having captured their votes. "But maybe he gets paid". "He had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing", Trump said in his third tweet. Trump had been scheduled to appear at a Wisconsin event with Ryan , but after news of the tape broke, Ryan disinvited him, Alberta ... Read More »

Magnitude-4.6 Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area Awake

An interactive map on the USGS website showed several dozen people in the Vancouver area reported feeling the shaking. Bill Steele with the University of Washington Seismology lab tells KOMO that a quake of this magnitude usually doesn't cause much damage. Read More »

Mom arrested after kid licks, puts back tongue depressor at doctor's office

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I mean, I'm scared for my kids, especially, my oldest that's out and on her own since they posted her photo", she said. In the aftermath of the clip going viral, Ward was vilified and received death threats, WJAX reported . "This type of behavior is not tolerated at All About Kids and Families Medical Center". The incident is the latest in a disturbing trend of people caught on video licking products, such as ice cream, and then returning it to shelves. Read More »

Over 400,000 Facebook users pledge Area 51 raid: 'Lets see them aliens'

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The group " Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us " is based on decades-old conspiracy theories that the U.S. Air Force in the Nevada desert is where the U.S. DailyMail.com has reached out to NTTR officials about whether the event is being taken seriously. Since then, however, it has become the subject of numerous UFO sightings and has become inextricably linked in the public's mind with captive aliens and government conspiracies. Read More »

America's mayors brace for ICE raids: 'Frankly, we're in the dark'

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Thursday to protect asylum seekers from deportation. Check your neighbors & know your rights. Vigils outside of detention centers and hundreds of other locations nationwide were set for Friday evening, to be followed by protests Saturday in Miami and Chicago . Read More »

Acosta resigns as US Labor Secretary amid Epstein case

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The move came as a surprise, as the word around the White House campfire was that Acosta's job was safe. Pres Trump said today he never "went to Epstein's Island " and Kelly Anne Conway said a few days ago, that Trump and Epstein had not been in contact in "over a decade". Read More »

USA captures semi-submersible after high-speed chase

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In footage taken on June 18 , a Coast Guard crew member repeatedly shouts "Stop the boat!" in Spanish at the submersible. The US Coast Guard Twitter published a video of the interception of a ship carrying a consignment of cocaine weighing more than 7 tons, the market value of which is $ 232 million . Read More »

Congress committee to subpoena Kushner, other Trump aides to testify

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Additionally, the panel's chairman will be able to subpoena members of the Trump administration related to the formation of its immigration policies, such as the "zero tolerance" policy, as well as documents related to them. "Absolutely", said California Rep. Ted Lieu when asked if he would be concerned if he's not allowed to ask questions. Mr. Mueller has been subpoenaed to appear before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees next week, in the must-see political event of the summer. Read More »

Despite US warnings, Russian S-400 systems land in Turkey

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Earlier in the day, Turkey's Defence Ministry said "the first group of equipment of the S-400 long-range regional air and missile defence system has started to Murted Airport", referring to a military airport in the Turkish capital. Investors in Turkey have been concerned about the impact of potential US sanctions on an economy which fell into recession after a currency crisis previous year. Read More »

Couple sues fertility clinic, says their embryo implanted in wrong woman

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According to the source, a year ago Anni transplanted two embryos at the CHA Fertility Center clinic, but the IVF procedure did not end with pregnancy. "It was heartbreaking. It was awful", Anni Manukyan said. They said they had chosen the clinic after being assured it was one of the top centres in the country. Read More »

Guaido to talk with Maduro govt

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I am confident that if we continue working in accordance with this agenda, and if there is no interference from the USA, we will be able to reach some agreements for the sake of Venezuela . The political deadlock between the two sides reached a critical point in January, after Guaidó declared himself "interim president" of Venezuela and was immediately recognized by the United States. Read More »

Winston Peters calls for peaceful resolution to US-Iran tensions

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Last month the U.S. blamed Iranian-backed fighters for attacks on two tankers. Gen Dunford said the USA become speaking to a series of worldwide locations with the "political will" to toughen the plans. The tanker's detention comes at a particularly sensitive time as tensions between the United States and Iran grow over the unravelling of the 2015 nuclear deal, from which USA president Donald Trump withdrew a year ago. Read More »

Woman reporter must be joined by male colleague

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Foster's campaign team was anxious about the "optics" of him being alone with a woman, even a reporter, in case one of his opponents wanted to use a picture of them to manufacture implications of an affair for a smear campaign. "Women don't get the same courtesy". "How's that not sexism? ". The debate over Mr Foster and Campbell has drawn renewed attention to the sentiment that men are uncomfortable being with women alone. Read More »