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33 fires break out in Israeli Gaza-border communities by incendiary kites


In recent weeks, Palestinians in Gaza have been protesting against the naval, aerial and land blockade imposed by Israel and neighbouring Egypt since 2006. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has been watching Gaza closely as it seeks to improve humanitarian conditions while sidelining Hamas, which is blacklisted as a terrorist group in the West. Read More »

TV commentator's cat climbs onto his head during interview


The video now has more than 260,000 views on Twitter . Well, a similar incident happened recently when a professor and political analyst was giving a TV interview when a munchkin intervened - not a kid , but a cat! Amazingly, Dr Targalski wasn't phased at all, and just carried on like it was totally normal. Read More »

Trump says added North Atlantic Treaty Organisation funds not enough for U.S.


Drawing on her own background, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back sharply, insisting that Germany makes its own decisions. Trump also prepared to make a previously unscheduled public statement, the White House said. During a working breakfast that marked the start of the summit, Trump said Germany was "controlled by Russian Federation", citing an energy partnership between the two countries. Read More »

Trump brands Germany a "captive of Russian Federation", days before he meets Putin


In a tweet today after a day of meetings, in which he lashed out at allies for insufficient defense spending, Trump calls on member nations to immediately boost spending. Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, shot back that she knew what it meant to be under Kremlin domination and was glad a united Germany was now able to "make our own independent policies and make our own independent decisions". Read More »

Iranian Parliament Criticises Arrest Of Girl In Online Dance Video


Hojabri's arrest bears similarities with a 2014 incident in which six young Iranians were arrested for producing a video based on the Pharrell Williams song " Happy ". "I only do gymnastics", she continued. This is not the first incident when dancers in Iran have been jailed. Instagram is one of the few social media sites that isn't heavily blocked in Iran where Facebook and Twitter are far more restricted. Read More »

Widow of Chinese dissident leaves for Germany

News of her release came just a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met in Berlin, stressing their shared commitment to free trade in what some observers saw as a message to U.S. "It's easier to die than live". Officials at the German embassy in Beijing did not confirm the news when contacted by Reuters and referred questions to the German Foreign Office in Berlin. Read More »

Indian record holder to cut world's longest fingernails after 66 years


Shridhar Chillal from Pune , India , had his nails, which hold the record for the Longest fingernails on a single hand - ever, cut at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square, New York , US. The exhibit will be on display at the museum starting Wednesday. "Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the ideal home to honour his legacy". Read More »

Papa John's says founder resigned as chairman of the board


Schnatter apologised previous year for remarks he made when he criticised the NFL for its handling of players' national-anthem protests, saying the comments hurt the pizza chain's sales. Papa John's was the longtime exclusive pizza sponsor of the NFL , but ended its partnership with the league earlier this year under new CEO Steve Ritchie . Read More »

Cornwall woman takes vehicle for accidental, two-week joyride

From there she headed to Walmart, where she did a little shopping before tracking down a black vehicle in the sea of cars parked outside. "For the next two weeks, the woman drove around and used the black vehicle for her regular everyday activities", seemingly oblivious to the fact that the auto she was driving was not the same one that she had rented, the police said. Read More »

White House Unhappy With Pompeo-North Korea Visit

President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. At Seoul's invitation, Pyongyang sent athletes and senior officials to the South's Winter Games in February and South Korean basketball players visited Pyongyang last week. Read More »

‘UK is in turmoil’, says president


THERESA MAY will face the first test of her Chequers plan in Parliament on Monday after Brexiteers tabled a series of hardline amendments. Tusk is a previously served as Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 and was a co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform political party. Read More »

Battle begins over Trump’s Supreme Court pick

That opinion is not shocking, it's held by many legal experts, Republican and Democrat, alike. West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin , battling for reelection in a state Trump won in 2016, in a statement on Kavanaugh's nomination, said the " Supreme Court will ultimately decide if almost 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare". Read More »

Why Queen Elizabeth II Is Missing Prince Louis' Christening


The Queen is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump later this week. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, conducted the service, and he said that he was "delighted and privileged" to christen the newest prince . Louis was carried into the chapel by his beaming mother, wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening robe, which in 2008 replaced the original that had been worn for all royal christenings since that of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841. Read More »

Germany ‘totally controlled by Russia,’ Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief


A White House spokeswoman said his remarks came as he was urging leaders to increase their outlays on defence and were not a formal proposal. "I want to compliment the secretary general, he's worked very hard on this problem". STOLTENBERG: "It's also because of your leadership, because of your carried message". "I think that two world wars and the Cold War taught us that we are stronger together than apart", he told the president, trying to calm tensions. Read More »

UK nerve attack victim dies


Britain blames Russian Federation for the attack on the Skripals, an allegation Moscow has repeatedly denied . "That is something that I think the world will unite with us in actually condemning". Mr Rowley (inset), who had the highest concentrations of the nerve agent on his hands, is seen buying cans of super-strong lager and sharing a laugh with the cashier, who takes his money and packs up the alcohol for him. Read More »

Thailand cave rescue: Mission to save boys under way


Mr Nargonsak said this phase may take longer than the previous two rescue missions. Extracting the whole group could take three to four days and depended on the weather , an army commander involved in the mission said. A Thai governor says the operation to bring out 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach from deep inside a cave where they have been trapped for two weeks has begun. Read More »

Japanese nurse admits to killing at least 20 patients


A Japanese nurse who may have killed dozens of elderly patients wanted to ensure that her terminally ill victims died anytime but on her watch, due to the "nuisance" of facing relatives with tragic news, Japanese media reported. They declined to confirm the broader investigation. Another said: "She was the kind of person who was hard to figure out ... but she was considered competent". Read More »

Croatian Players Break into Song on Team Bus


Croatia fans celebrate at the end of the semifinal match between Croatia and England, in Zagreb. Wednesday evening is a huge opportunity for our boys to do what many of us thought was impossible before the World Cup began and reach the Final. Read More »

Why It's Impossible For Brett Kavanaugh To Make Abortion Illegal


Bash repeatedly pressed Pence on Trump's campaign-era promises that his administration's Supreme Court nominees would oppose Roe . "I do not think it particularly likely that Roe (and Casey) are likely to be overturned based on this one appointment", Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and constitutional expert told Business Insider in June. Read More »

Paul Manafort says he's being treated 'like a VIP' in jail


Last week Manafort filed a motion seeking to postpone the Virginia trial until after the Washington trial concludes. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered Manafort be moved to a closer detention facility in Alexandria, Virginia. District Judge T.S. Ellis III didn't buy it. "Review of that material can be accomplished well in advance of the July 25 trial date and does not warrant a months-long adjournment", the government filings said. Read More »

England fans go wild at Odsal


France has been one of the most complete sides in the tournament , topping Belgium in the semifinal round. Hundreds of fans add to the surroundings, amidst the cooling temperature of the evening. "This is in stark contrast to the fans out in Russian Federation, whose behavior, apart from a couple of minor incidents, has been great", said Mark Roberts, the National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Football Policing. Read More »

Monster crocodile finally caught after 10 years on the run


Wildlife rangers in the North Territory captured a mammoth crocodile Monday. After nearly a decade on the loose, authorities have finally captured a "monster" Northern Territory crocodile. It was caught and killed in 1974, also in the Northern Territory. This has sent them farther upstream into freshwater areas. There are an estimated 100,000 saltwater crocodiles in Australia's Northern Territory. Read More »