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Iowa lawmaker under fire for retweeting post by Nazi sympathizer

Iowa lawmaker under fire for retweeting post by Nazi sympathizer And other candidates with ethnically charged viewpoints have sought the party nomination in races elsewhere. "Extremely concerning that a sitting Member of Congress felt it appropriate to [retweet] a known anti-Semite & someone associated w/ neo-Nazis". [Full Article...]

Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to child sexual abuse survivors

Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to child sexual abuse survivors Turnbull said he would deliver a national apology on October 22 to the victims of child sexual abuse, timed to coincide with National Children's Week. He said that the redress scheme is on track to be delivered in all states and territories except Western Australia. Of these, 104 have been accepted and another 18 have been "noted" for further consideration. [Full Article...]

23-foot-long python swallows Indonesian woman whole

23-foot-long python swallows Indonesian woman whole The victim, named as 54-year-old Wa Tiba, was reported missing in Muna regency, southeast Sulawesi on Thursday night, after she went to check on her corn plantation. The police chief said that the garden where the victim disappeared was at the base of a cliff and known to be a home for snakes. Giant pythons, which regularly top 5.7m (19ft), are commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines. [Full Article...]

Seven World Cup fans injured after Moscow taxi crashed into crowd

Preliminary information indicated that the driver, who had a Kyrgyzstani driving license, lost control of the vehicle. Witnesses say the driver allegedly tried to flee from the scene but was apprehended by police. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, around 200 metres from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping centre. Russian authorities have promised to host a safe World Cup tourna... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin woman recruiting for ISIS on social media arrested

Wisconsin woman recruiting for ISIS on social media arrested Waheba Issa Dais, 45, originally of Israel and a USA legal permanent resident residing in Cudahy, Wisconsin, has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. [Full Article...]

☀️Heat and humidity increase for Father’s Day

☀️Heat and humidity increase for Father’s Day Highs will be near 27°C, and the higher humidity will make it feel muggy and more like 33°C. When we consider the levels of moisture in the air, the heat index will likely come in around the mid 90s by Sunday . Of all the daily records for the days the area will be experiencing the brunt of the heat, Monday may challenge the previous record, which was set on a 97-degree day in 1944. [Full Article...]

Almost 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border In 6 Weeks

Almost 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border In 6 Weeks In early May, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Department of Homeland Security officials would refer all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution. "I certainly wouldn't sign the more moderate one". As the adults are being charged with a crime and detained, the children that travel with them are being separated and classed as unaccompanied minors. [Full Article...]

Top ethics officer seeks expanded probe of EPA chief

Top ethics officer seeks expanded probe of EPA chief If Pruitt paid for the tickets in full, "I don't see anything wrong with that", said Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Inhofe . "Federal ethics rules prohibit government employees from accepting gifts, such as tickets, to sporting events, unless they pay 'market value, ' Cummings wrote in the letter to Stone requesting information about the exchange". [Full Article...]

Second Kansas sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

Second Kansas sheriff's deputy dies after shooting Bailiff said the inmate was being taken across the street from the jail, to the services building, for a court hearing. Fielder was also struck and underwent surgery. The investigation is being handled by the Kansas City Police Department. There is surveillance video of the scene, Blair added. Kelli Bailiff said during a news conference Friday at the University of Kansas Hospital. [Full Article...]

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood Says Trump Foundation Is a Sham

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood Says Trump Foundation Is a Sham Trump's foundation called the case "politics at its very worst", noting that Schneiderman, a Democrat, was a vocal Trump opponent. The foundation paid excise taxes on three of the transactions and Trump restored funds to the foundation, but excise taxes have not been paid in two cases, Underwood's office said. [Full Article...]

France offers to take some Aquarius migrants

France offers to take some Aquarius migrants Mr. Macron urged greater solidarity with Rome over the migrant crisis, calling for "profound reforms" of European Union asylum rules known as the Dublin regulation. News agency dpa reported the German Interior Ministry said Friday that minister Horst Seehofer had informed Jutta Cordt of her dismissal. In Germany, Europe's biggest economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel is embroiled in a showdown... [Full Article...]

Leaked picture of Australian soldiers flying Nazi swastika in Afghanistan sparks scandal

Leaked picture of Australian soldiers flying Nazi swastika in Afghanistan sparks scandal Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice Admiral Ray Griggs described the images as "abhorrent" and said the flag was destroyed when the patrol in question returned to base. Speaking in Hobart, Turnbull told reporters that the incident was "utterly unacceptable" and "wrong, absolutely wrong". "The flag was briefly raised above an Australian Army vehicle in Afghanistan in 2007". [Full Article...]

Tunisian allegedly made ricin for German attack

Tunisian allegedly made ricin for German attack German federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Tunisian of producing biological weapons after police discovered highly toxic substance in his apartment in Cologne. A few milligrams are enough to kill an adult if it's eaten, injected or inhaled. Early symptoms include chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing. [Full Article...]

Russian politicians now torn on World Cup sex

Russian politicians now torn on World Cup sex It's lucky if they're the same race (as the mother) but if they're of another race, it's worse, ' the Siberian-born politician said. Member of parliament Mikhail Degtyaryov is urging Russian women and visiting football fans to hook up, fall in love and have children as the tournament kicks off in the country. [Full Article...]

Glasgow School of Art fire: Firefighters battle blaze at historic Mackintosh Building

Glasgow School of Art fire: Firefighters battle blaze at historic Mackintosh Building Flames and plumes of smoke engulfed the world-renowned Mackintosh building in the city centre. More than 120 firefighters fought the blaze during the night as it gutted the 1909 building and spread to a theater and a nearby night club. "The best we can probably hope for is structural facade retention and a complete rebuild of the interior". "But it is hard to find words to convey the utter dev... [Full Article...]

Hawaii's volcano is raining green gems from the sky

Hawaii's volcano is raining green gems from the sky The mineral is olivine, magnesium iron silicate, and is commonly to be found around volcanic hotspots. The Big Island volcano has been erupting for more than a month, sending lava into neighborhoods from cracks in the ground and destroying hundreds of homes. [Full Article...]

Adele joins Grenfell Tower survivors for one-year anniversary

Adele joins Grenfell Tower survivors for one-year anniversary On Wednesday 14 June 2017, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower in North Kensington in London . Seventy-two people died in the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14 past year. "The fact is, our relatives are being remembered now because they were left to die", Karim Mussilhy, whose deceased uncle lived on the top floor of the Grenfell Tower, wrote last month in the Guardian. [Full Article...]

Comedian raped and murdered after sending text: "I'm nearly home safe, HBU"

Comedian raped and murdered after sending text: At the age of just seven, police knocked on the door of Ms Dixon's family home with the news her mother had been found dead in a shopping centre. "I think we need to stop victim blaming", she said. Melbourne University Blacks captain Josh Bowden said the team had trained nearby on Tuesday night - the night before Eurydice was killed. "I feel like when men attack, it's all about the attacker,... [Full Article...]

European Union demolishes May’s plan for Irish border backstop

European Union demolishes May’s plan for Irish border backstop It has simply accepted a plan passed by the Lords that enshrines in law the commitment to have no infrastructure at the Irish border. He also warns that no deal on the interrelated issues of customs and borders does mean that the overall withdrawal agreement is called into question. [Full Article...]

South Korea and U.S. discuss future of joint war games

South Korea and U.S. discuss future of joint war games An "antsy and bored" Donald Trump reportedly attempted to bring his summit with Kim Jong-un of North Korea forward by a day, asking aides after his arrival in Singapore on Sunday: "We're here now". And Trump's unilateral decision to reduce tension by cancelling "provocative" joint exercises by US and South Korean forces appeared to catch both close ally Seoul and some Pentagon officials by s... [Full Article...]


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