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Eight dead in Missouri tourist boat accident

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Local weather stations did report wind gusts at more than 60 miles per hour at the time of the accident. A county fire service said an amphibious vehicle has capsized on a lake in the U.S. Pulley said several docks also broke loose during the wind storm, and the Water Patrol helped rescue people from two personal watercraft boats that capsized in the wind. Read More »

Opening of ancient sarcophagus in Alexandria

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The location of the Greek ruler's remains, who died in 323 BC in Babylon, remains a mystery. CAIRO - 19 July 2018: Egypt started opening the mysterious sarcophagus unearthed 20 days ago in Alexandria, amid rumors over a "possible curse" that could be cast on the world once the sarcophagus is opened. Read More »

Hawaii has a new peninsula thanks to Kilauea Volcano

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There were a total of 52 people on board at the time of the accident. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) said the boat was operated by Lava Ocean Tours, one of at least three companies offering daily excursions to passengers who pay around $220 per person to watch from a vessel lava flowing into the sea. Read More »

Spain drops arrest warrants for former Catalan leader Puigdemont

Spain's Supreme Court has withdrawn European arrest warrants for separatists linked to Catalonia's independence referendum. The six politicians were wanted in connection with the Catalan regional government's unauthorised referendum past year, in which the public voted on independence from Spain, and the subsequent unilateral declaration of independence. Read More »

NYC steam pipe explosion causes morning chaos

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A almost century-old steam pipe exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, hurling chunks of asphalt, sending a geyser of white vapor 10 stories into the air and forcing the evacuation of 28 buildings. No injuries have been reported, but the area is closed to auto and foot traffic, according to ABC7. Fifth Avenue is closed from West 19th Street to West 25th Street (the hot zone). Read More »

‘Treasure ship’ claim raises eyebrows in South Korea

It has been reported the warship was carrying the 5,500 boxes filled with gold bars along with a haul of 200 tonnes of gold coins. Video of the wreckage released by the company shows the ship's guns, steering wheel, and exterior coated in thick algae from its years beneath the sea. Read More »

Trump Doesn’t Get Why U.S. Has to Defend NATO Allies

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He said Trump found those questions thought-provoking as well. The president replied that he's asked the same question. "You know, Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people", he said. The move also infuriated Russian Federation, with whom relations have soured in recent years as the Balkan nation forges closer ties with the West and eyes entry into the European Union. Read More »

British police suspect Russians behind Skripal poisoning

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The Skripals subsequently recovered. Sky said the investigators were sure the perpetrators were Russian. "Investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack through CCTV and have cross-checked this with records of people who entered the country around that time", the station reported early Thursday. Read More »

USA challenges trade war counter-tariffs at WTO

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Countries that join commit in principle to apply their lowest tariff rate on goods from other member countries, called most-favored nation treatment. China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing as its tariff battle with Washington escalates. Yes, although it could take a while. Read More »

US tariff war to adversely affect international trade: China

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Both sides agreed that faced with the current complicated worldwide situation, especially the rise of unilateralism and protectionism, China and the European Union, as two major economies of the world, have the joint responsibility to safeguard the rules-based global order, advocate multilateralism, and support free trade so as to promote world peace, stability and development. Read More »

Thailand boys hail British divers after narrow cave rescue

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The 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last week have spoken publicly of their ordeal for the first time, describing the "moment of miracle" when divers found them. "Bringing the Wild Boars Home" read a banner in Thai on the set , created to look like a soccer field. But then the man asked how many had survived in the cave - and after hearing there were 13 people, the diver replied, "Brilliant". Read More »

Israeli Parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

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The "nation-state" law, backed by the right-wing government, passed by a vote of 62-55 and two abstentions in the 120-member parliament after months of political argument. Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, described the law as a bid to advance "ethnic superiority by promoting racist policies". Read More »

2 children bitten in suspected shark attacks

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Ian Levine, chief of the Ocean Beach fire department, said only ten cases of shark bites have been reported of New York State. "All of the sudden I see her panicking, and I could see something - I couldn't tell what it was, but it was kind of flapping about", Philip Polina, the girl's father, said. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg talks Holocaust deniers and the battle against 'fake news'

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Zuckerberg replied by saying that Facebook would take down content that results in violence. He added that he doesn't think they are " intentionally " getting it wrong. The Anti-Defamation League argued that Facebook had a "moral and ethical obligation" to not allow Holocaust denial on the site. I find that deeply offensive. Read More »

Trump's Small Reversal Doesn't Change Much About His Putin Presser

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In Helsinki, Trump delivered no condemnation of Russia's interference and refused to say he believes American intelligence agencies over Russia's denials of meddling. Glenn Carle, a longtime former Central Intelligence Agency spy, said he wasn't the least bit surprised by Trump's actions because "it's becoming more and more clear that Trump is either a witting or unwitting Russian asset". Read More »

Donald Trump's Secret Service Agent Dies In UK Following Stroke

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The President and first lady Melania Trump departed for Joint Base Andrews Wednesday afternoon to see Remagen's family, the White House said. Earlier, Remagen served with the U.S. Law enforcement officials told the network a White House doctor tended to Remagen before transferring him to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he later died. Read More »

Former FBI director Comey urges votes for Democrats this fall

Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday said "history has its eyes on us" and encouraged people to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. "I have President Putin; he just said it's not Russian Federation". Comey has been a longtime Republican and served under Republican presidents, but he clearly signified that he was endorsing Democrats not out of support for their ideology but because he thought Trump was a greater threat to the Republic. Read More »

22 killed, including 9 Iranians, in IDF attack on Syrian base

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The Israeli military, which very rarely confirms strikes on Syrian positions, did not comment. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the targeted base is a position for Iranian fighters, adding that six of the killed fighters were Syrians while the nationality of the rest is unknown. Read More »

Iran Files Complaint against US at ICJ

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Although the court's decisions are binding, it has no power to enforce them. Iran said yesterday that if US President Donald Trump wants to negotiate after withdrawing from the worldwide nuclear agreement to curb Tehran's nuclear activities he should initiate the call. Read More »

Putin summit: USA leader cautious ahead of Helsinki talks

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He again described Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation as a "witch hunt" that has hampered US relations with Russian Federation. Then Trump complained once again that President Obama did nothing to stop the Russian election meddling that he publicly encouraged . He has pointed to his efforts to boost US oil exports and increase military spending as measures that would not win any points with Putin. Read More »

Fleeing rebels and civilians stranded at Golan Heights on Israel-Syria border

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In the west of the adjacent province of Daraa , Russian air raids killed one civilian near the village of Al-Aliya, it said. The director did not immediately provide an estimate of casualties. On Sunday, hundreds of fighters and some of their relatives, carrying suitcases packed with clothes, boarded around 15 buses in Daraa city, AFP's correspondent there said. Read More »

Armed intruder reported at American University

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American University officials have released a lockdown at 4401 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, the address of WAMU radio studios. Roy, who was not on campus during the lockdown, said that she and other students she knows have been on a list to receive alerts in the past but have not received them recently. Read More »

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump share awkward handshake at Helsinki summit

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Trump leaned forward in his chair, his hands tented in front of him and frequently glanced over at the Russian president. "Well, I might", Trump replied. Steven Hall, the former head of the CIA's operations in Moscow , also told All Things Considered , "The first thing that came into my mind was, 'Good Lord, how could this be happening?' This was so far off, and just so bad that I was really astounded and speechless". Read More »

European Union is one of America's greatest 'foes'

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The US president also renewed accusations that the European Union was taking advantage of the United States in trade. Trump has always been at odds with his own intelligence community, largely clashing over a report released by USA intelligence officials concluding that Putin ordered "an influence campaign" in 2016 aimed at helping the Trump campaign and harming his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Moscow slams US over arrest of Russian agent

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Butina allegedly spent years forging connections with top conservative officials, including many associated with a "gun rights organization", "for the goal of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation", according to the indictment. However, the description of the Russian official closely matches that of Alexander Torshin , a deputy governor of Russia's Central Bank who was sanctioned in April. Read More »

Shock as Trump backs Putin over USA election meddling

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin after their meeting in Helsinki, July 16, 2018 . The White House has struggled to explain why Trump aligned so closely with Putin, and lawmakers in both major parties appeared shocked and dismayed with his suggestion that he believes Putin's denial of interfering in the 2016 elections. Read More »

Soccer team rescued from cave expected to leave hospital

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The boys said they were surprised he wasn't Thai, and they struggled to communicate in English. Officials have asked that the boys' privacy be respected once they are home. After finding a safe spot, they prayed. That was the first of nine days that the soccer players and their coach had to go without food. The 12 Thai boys trapped in a cave for more than two weeks have told how they tried to dig their way out before their "miracle" escape. Read More »

Trump on North Korea denuclearization: 'We have no time limit'

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Recalling the "many death threats" he received over his controversial visits to Pyongyang to meet Mr Kim, he told CNN: "I knew things were going to change". Rodman and West have both praised US President Donald Trump and have both been seen wearing "Make America Great Again" caps. Retired NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman has said he would like to introduce rapper Kanye West to Kim Jong Un so he can write a song about North Korea. Read More »