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Andrea Constand thanks supporters after Cosby mistrial

Andrea Constand thanks supporters after Cosby mistrial Cosby's camp has said he turned down a plea deal that would have spared him jail time, but District Attorney Kevin Steele's spokeswoman, Kate Delano, said Monday: "We never offered him a plea deal". O'Neill, an intense and folksy jurist who often strolled the hallways during six days of jury deliberations loudly whistling the theme from the television show "The Leftovers", seemed to side with the ... [Full Article...]

Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64 Some firefighting resources were being diverted to Gois, about 20 kilometres from Pedrogao Grande, where nearly 800 firefighters and four planes were battling the flames. There have been reports and witness accounts of the slow response by the emergency services to the fire, prompting growing demands for an explanation. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

Federal Bureau of Investigation to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting The money raised will also go to three Washington-based charities that the Congressional Baseball Game has supported in past years: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington , The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and The Washington Literacy Center. [Full Article...]

North Korea wants the world to know it can sink warships

North Korea wants the world to know it can sink warships The head of the USA military's missile defense program, Vice Adm. James Syring said before Congress Wednesday that the technological advances demonstrated by North Korea in its ballistic missile program in the past six months had caused him "great concern". [Full Article...]

Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, debunks plane crash

Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, debunks plane crash There have also been reports of propane tanks exploding in the fires. "I came to help my friends who live here", said Sonia Pereira, 29, who along with around a dozen people refused calls to leave. Maria Jose Andre told The Associated Press that the Civil Protection Agency, which is overseeing firefighting operations, informed her office Tuesday afternoon that the plane had crashed. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon: "Reckless" pursuit of hard Brexit must be stopped

Writing in The Daily Telegraph, he said: "An overwhelmingly strong position at the time of the local elections on May 4 was turned into serious losses by June 8". Lloyd said: 'There is a curious mixture of satisfaction that the independence referendum is probably further away and the downside it brings to people's minds, which personally I think it's affecting the economy were not growing at t... [Full Article...]

Malta denies Saudi Arabia has cut diplomatic ties

The Gulf political crisis has also affected countries outside the region. In his turn, Karzai called on unity among the Muslim nations but declared his support against any nation supporting or having links with the terrorism, the statement added. [Full Article...]

US Student Jailed by N. Korea Dies After Release

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Warmbier died just days after being released from North Korea in a coma after spending more than a year in jail. He was in a coma when the North Koreans released him in June after serving 17 months in prison. Fred Warmbier, the student's father, has said he disbelieves this account. Alex Vagonis spoke about him at a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening on the University... [Full Article...]

Hundreds Detained Across Russia for Protesting Corruption on Russia Day

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days , and over 1,500 of his supporters were arrested after demonstrations across the nation on Monday against government corruption. After the change, Moscow police warned that "any provocative actions from the protesters' side will be considered a threat to public order and will be immediately suppressed". [Full Article...]

Afghan soldier kills 3 U.S. service members

According to Attahullah Khogyani , a spokesman for the governor of the province of Nangarhar, two soldiers were killed and two wounded in the attack, and one of the wounded died later. The Afghan special forces units have quickly become the most reliable force in the more than 15-year-old war, American officials believe. The three previous US soldiers' deaths in Achin make up the entirety o... [Full Article...]

United Nations praises Ethiopia for its refugee handling

United Nations praises Ethiopia for its refugee handling Twelve million people in the country were forced to abandon their homes in 2016 - that's more than half of the country's population. By population, Syria still accounts for the biggest numbers of displaced people overall, with 12 million people (almost two thirds of the population) either displaced internally or having fled overseas as refugees or asylum seekers. [Full Article...]

United Nations refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

South Sudan's civil war, which began in December 2013, left tens of thousands dead and forced a total of 3.7 million people from their homes - almost a third of the population. The fastest growing refugee population was spurred by the crisis in South Sudan. We know that it is consistently the poorest countries, like Uganda, that host the greatest number of refugees . [Full Article...]

Coroner still probing death of United States student held by N. Korea

Otto Warmbier , the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea before being returned home in a coma, died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital. Yun learned about Warmbier's condition in a meeting a week before the release from the North Korean ambassador at the U.N.in NY. [Full Article...]

US emphasizes shared concerns over North Korea after China meeting

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has escalated his country's military programme amid fears he is trying to develop a missile that is capable of reaching USA shores. Earlier in April, he had intensively lobbied the Chinese President Xi Jinping to impose sanctions on Chinese banks and other bodies that North Korea might rely on for financial help. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier Has Extensive Brain Damage, Doctors Say

Otto Warmbier Has Extensive Brain Damage, Doctors Say The father of the American who was recently sent home from North Korea praised the Trump administration on Thursday after his son was released and said the Obama administration's "results speak for themselves". Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton joined Stuart Varney on "Your World" today to react to North Korea's "barbaric" treatment of Warmbier . [Full Article...]

US Democrats look to future after big loss in Georgia election

She says Democrats "gave them a run for their money in all of them". With 100% of the votes counted, Handel outnumbered Democratic presidential candidate Jon Ossof by five points in the most expensive electoral race in the history of the United States. [Full Article...]

Adele Visits London Firefighters After Grenfell Tower Fire

Hounslow council in west London is conducting urgent testing on the aluminium cladding of multiple high-rise tower blocks in the borough following the Grenfell Tower disaster . To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Other high-profile figures have also offered help and support including chef Jamie Oliver, singer Lily Allen, and actor Tom Hardy... [Full Article...]

UK Foreign Secretary Johnson says Trump's visit to Britain will go ahead

Earlier this month, United Kingdom media reports suggested the USA president had told Prime Minister May that he would not visit due to a lack of public support in Britain. "My government's counter-terrorism strategy will be reviewed to ensure that the police and security services have all the powers they need and that the length of custodial sentences for terrorism-related offenses are sufficient... [Full Article...]

Michigan Airport Evacuated; Officer Seen Bleeding from Neck

US law enforcement authorities say a man allegedly involved in the stabbing of a police officer at a MI airport is a Canadian resident. - June 16: Ftouhi legally enters the US through Champlain, New York, and starts heading to Flint. The FBI said it would be leading the response to the stabbing. Amor Ftouhy was in custody after allegedly stabbing a police officer at Bishop International A... [Full Article...]

Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City

The mosque is where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 announced an Islamic "caliphate". The army's 9th armoured division seized al-Shifaa district, which includes the city's main hospitals, alongside the western bank of the Tigris river, a military statement said . [Full Article...]


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