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Chinese private rocket firm makes successful orbital launch

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Private enterprises seize business opportunities in country's commercial space launch market. Beijing-based Interstellar Glory Space Technology - also known as iSpace - said it launched two satellites into orbit around 1:00 pm Beijing time (0500 GMT) from Jiuquan, a state launch facility in the Gobi desert. Read More »

Pentagon Believes Iran Tested Medium-Range Missiles: US Media

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Although the launch that "did not pose a threat to shipping or United States bases" in the region, it was part of the Islamic Republic's efforts "to improve the range and accuracy", as the intelligence assessment suggests, Starr said. On June 20, Iranian forces shot down a USA surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz, claiming it had violated Iranian airspace, which the us denied. Read More »

Tinder has launched this new feature

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Tinder's new safety feature comes just months after Lebanon banned Grindr , a gay dating app that had already been prohibited in several other countries including Iran - a country where homosexuality is punishable by death . "It's no secret that we believe everyone has the right to live how they want to live and love who they want to love", the company wrote in the post. Read More »

The Rock’ visits Hawaiians protesting telescope

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Johnson, who is Samoan and not Hawaiian, spent part of his childhood in Honolulu. Over the past couple of weeks, the protest has gathered strength with close to 2,000 protesters blocking access roads to the observatories, forcing the closure of 13 telescopes on Mauna kea . Read More »

Sajid Javid Appointed Chancellor Of UK

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Earlier, Dominic Raab, who quit the Cabinet over Mrs May's Brexit deal, returned as Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, making him Mr Johnson's de facto deputy. Johnson became the new Tory leader after winning a race against Jeremy Hunt, sparked after Theresa May was forced out following repeated failures to pass her Brexit deal through the parliament. Read More »

Turkey announces completion of 1st stage of S-400 deliveries

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Turkey and the United States continue negotiations for the former's acquisition of Raytheon's Patriot anti-ballistic missile systems, officials from the Turkish defense ministry have revealed, amid an ongoing bilateral tension over the Turkish deployment of S-400 air defense weaponry from Russian Federation. Read More »

Nightclub collapse kills two in South Korea

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The incident occured at 2.39am Korean time (3.39am AEST), and several other foreigners were also injured, inlcuding a U.S. water polo player who competed in the World Swimming Championships. The balcony of the Coyote Ugly nightclub in Gwangju collapsed shortly after 2am Saturday morning. Ten others were injured, including two Americans who were in attendance to watch the competition. Read More »

US Supreme Court gives go-ahead for Trump wall funding

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Lawyers for the government had asked the Supreme Court to step in on an emergency basis and unblock the use of the funds while legal challenges proceed in the lower courts. President Trump hailed the action within minutes of the high court's announcement. The litigation was made on the behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition by the ACLU. Read More »

Two suspected Israeli mafiosi murdered in Mexico

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The pair were eating in a cafe at the luxurious Artz Pedregal shopping mall in Mexico City - which only opened past year - on Thursday, 25 July, when they were killed. Alternatively, the girl, named in Mexican media as Esperanza N, 33, suggested police she had attacked the lads after a romantic relationship which began on social media turned bitter. Read More »

University of MS student charged in woman's death

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Her friend Rex Ravita said Theesfeld was known around campus as "a misogynist". "I'm not going to sugar coat it, he was pretty much a daddy's boy type", University of MS student Rex Ravita told KMOV . "I know my son is innocent", Daniel Theesfeld told WMC in a statement. But I would ask everybody to please give him the presumption of innocence until proven otherwise, ' he said in a statement to WLBT . Read More »

American tourist captured by Syrian regime on world trip is freed

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The discharge became once first supplied by the officers without naming the American citizen. They thanked a Lebanese general for helping. Sam Goodwin, 30, was reunited with his parents Thomas and Ann Goodwin after being held in the war-torn country since May when he crossed the border in an effort to visit every country in the world. Read More »

Is climate change to blame for the heatwave in Europe? | Inside Story

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The highest temperature the country has seen in recorded history was 38.5 degrees Celsius, and thermometers are expecting to climb higher to potentially shatter that one, too. Yes, an intense heatwave swept through areas of Europe last month, making it the hottest June on record. It will also have taken fewer than 24 hours in Belgium for the new 39.9°C record to be broken, with 40.7°C observed in Beitem. Read More »

Supreme Court gives President Trump a big victory on the border wall

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But the administration then asked the Supreme Court to review the freeze, and in a 5-4 decision the high court granted the stay late Friday evening. Despite his claims to the contrary, Trump has not built a single new mile of border barrier since taking office . Another would replace 63 miles in Arizona for $646 million. Read More »

Trump Signs Asylum Agreement With Guatemala

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But refugee and human rights groups say such an agreement imperils migrants, given Guatemala's unsafe crime rate and gang violence and lack of a proper asylum system. It's unclear if and how the legal challenge has been avoided. Friday's announcement suggests a change of heart since Wednesday, when the president said that Guatemala had backed away from talks about a safe third country agreement. Read More »

Federal Government Resumes Capital Punishment, 5 Scheduled To Be Executed

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Guard towers and razor wire ring the compound at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., on March 17, 2003, the site of the last federal execution. "It's time we evolve and put this awful practice behind us", she said in a statement . His criminal justice plan also would encourage states to follow the federal government in ending capital punishment, 25 years after he helped pass tough crime legislation that expanded its use. Read More »

Charges laid in connection with Dease Lake homicide investigation

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Police released Dyck's name late Wednesday and announced that McLeod and Schmegelsky have been charged with second-degree murder in his death. One of two teens on the run in Canada bought a "funeral suit" before embarking on an alleged killing spree with his childhood bestie, his father says. Read More »

South Korean jets intercept Russian aircraft, fire warning shots

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The ministry didn't mention the A-50 command aircraft or the warning shots that South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff reported to have occurred. China says its first joint air patrol with Russian Federation was not aimed at third parties, after South Korea complained the warplanes violated its airspace. Read More »

Hong Kong Protesters Bring Demonstration to City's International Airport

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Others condemned the failure of police to protect citizens and protesters from a frenzied attack by armed men at a train station last Sunday, and incident that shocked the city. "Whether it's before or after work, we have to fight for time to show support in rallies". Cathay Pacific Airlines Ltd.'s flight attendants' union encouraged aviation industry staff to participate and said it would set up a specific area for its members. Read More »

Syrian airstrikes kill more than 100 civilians in 10 days

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She said the civilian targets were unlikely to have been accidental and warned that those carrying out the attacks could be charged with war crimes. "These are civilian objects, and it seems highly unlikely, given the persistent pattern of such attacks, that they are all being hit by accident", Bachelet said, adding that the rising toll had been met with "apparent global indifference". Read More »

INTO THE ABYSS: Democrats Say Mueller 'Delivered,' Ready to Launch 'Impeachment Investigation'

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At 74 years-old, Mueller at times sounded like he could be 104 years-old. "Among other things we will consider... are whether to recommend articles of impeachment ", Nadler , a Democrat of NY, told reporters. Meanwhile, Republicans tried to cast doubt on the investigation's origins, seeking to make a star out of Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud, who first spread word that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton and has since disappeared. Read More »

Lucas Fowler murder: Canadian police say two teen suspects may have escaped

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On Thursday evening, a selfie shared on social media, showed a man resembling Kam McLeod, the 19-year-old who is wanted in connection to three B.C. deaths last week. "It is possible that someone may not have been aware of who they were, providing assistance to and may now be hesitant to come forward", RCMP Corporal Julie Courchaine told reporters on Friday. Read More »

Boris Johnson vows radical rehaul of Britain's immigration system

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But Mr Johnson, speaking during a visit to Birmingham, said: "The British people voted in 2015, in 2016, in 2017. This is of course unacceptable and not within the mandate of the European council", Barnier wrote. On Wednesday, Johnson named Brexit hardliners to top posts, including Priti Patel as Home Minister, the British equivalent of an interior minister. Read More »

Protests continued to rage on in Puerto Rico

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As of July 21, Rossello announced in a Facebook post that he would not seek re-election, and would step down as head of his New Progressive Party following over a week of protests. Thousands of protesters have been demonstrating for more than a week, and on Saturday hundreds of thousands turned out to call for Rossello to step down. Read More »

'Very unhelpful': Ireland scolds British PM Johnson over Brexit

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Mr Johnson has vowed to renegotiate the deal that predecessor Theresa May struck with the European Union but was unable to get lawmakers to pass. The discussion in Brussels is now centred on Johnson's ability to harden London's stance on a no-deal Brexit , a move that the European Union sees as being damaging to its future relations with the UK. Read More »

Pakistan opposition parties hold protest rallies against PM Khan

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Khan met President Donald Trump , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and many other politicians and businesspeople during his first official three-day visit to the US . Second, on the question of terrorism there was not any serious criticism of Pakistan. Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had to refute Trump's claims saying "no such request has been made by the Prime Minister to the US President". Read More »

US' Pompeo: I'd happily go to Iran if need be

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The US secretary of state insisted that every country that was interested in ensuring security in the Strait of Hormuz needed to participate in the initiative to protect not only its own interests but "fundamental understanding of free and open waterways". Read More »

Toddler spins, scrambles on wild ride on airport bag belt

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He also told police that he did not see the boy go behind the ticket counter or climb on the belt. The boy traveled along the conveyer belt through restricted areas of the airport until Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials safely removed him. Read More »

New US sanctions target Venezuelan food subsidy scam

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Colombian national Alex Nain Saab ran a network that obtained no-bid, overvalued contracts from the Venezuelan government, including from the food programme, the United States treasury department said. "[Authorities] use food as a form of social control, to reward political supporters and punish opponents, all the while pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars through a number of fraudulent schemes". Read More »

East Midlands Trains warns passengers not to travel today

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The baking temperatures have caused widespread chaos on the rail network. Today they have an emergency timetable running but say that passengers should not travel unless it is absolutely necessary. A spokesman for Gatwick said: "A number of flights have been impacted this evening due to weather conditions across United Kingdom and Europe with subsequent airspace restrictions, and we apologise to anyone affected by this disruption". Read More »

Hey Trump, who doctored that presidential seal?

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Closer inspection of the symbol finds the Spanish words "45 es un titere" in place of the USA motto. Kathleen Clark, legal professor at Washington University, said: "Was someone at Turning Point trolling Trump? ". On Wednesday, The Post was the first to report that the seal was fake - and that neither the White House, nor Turning Point USA , the organizers of the star-studded Teen Student Action Summit, knew how it got there or where it came from. Read More »