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China: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017

China: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017 Floods have inundated houses, uprooted trees, damaged cars and sabotaged roads in Changsha, capital of Hunan. Fourth grader Yang Shan, who lives in downtown Changsha, distributed ropes and filled sandbags for soldiers to carry to the riverbank. [Full Article...]

European Union and Japan closing in on a trade deal

European Union and Japan closing in on a trade deal Malmstrom told reporters in Madrid that she was hopeful the two sides would resolve their remaining differences and announce a deal when Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe meets European Union leaders in Brussels ahead of a G20 summit. A trade accord with Japan would be the EU's biggest trade scalp to date. Windows may be opening left and right for other nations to further their foothold in ar... [Full Article...]

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Will Feature Loot Crates

These can give you more health, power up weapons, boost damage or grant other special abilities - such as a healing effect for nearby allies. Star Cards will be available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary tiers, with the rarer high level cards granting greater buffs and perks. [Full Article...]

Trump, Merkel to meet ahead of G20 talks

Trump, Merkel to meet ahead of G20 talks Host German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a high-risk gamble by choosing to hold the summit in the centre of the northern port city, partly to show the world that big protests are tolerated in a healthy democracy. "New and creative forms of attack have to be watched out for", the report said. The European Union will implement swiftly its commitments under that deal, Merkel said. [Full Article...]

SC upholds declaration of martial law

SC upholds declaration of martial law Te said in a mobile phone message. One of the petitioners, Representative Edcel Lagman, said the proclamation should be revoked, as it was baseless. It is limited initially to 60 days. "We don't have yet the necessary information to recommend the continuation or not of martial law", he said. The justices also held an internal discussion with key martial law players, such as martial law adminis... [Full Article...]

AirAsia flight grounded by birdstrike

AirAsia flight grounded by birdstrike Flight D7207, left the Gold Coast bound for Kuala Lumpur with 345 passengers and 14 crew on board late Monday night when loud bangs were heard and sparks were seen flying from the engine. "Passenger safety is of paramount importance to Gold Coast Airport". "Passenger safety is of paramount importance to Gold Coast airport", it said. [Full Article...]

Colorado woman drives SUV into pool at resort

Colorado woman drives SUV into pool at resort He said that she kept saying that her brakes weren't working. At the time. the pool was not open and no one was swimming. Reports said she is not seriously injured but is being monitored in hospital. "I jumped in through the window and she was stuck". "This is a first, it's a very unique situation". "In an instant the auto was submerged and under water", Youso said, while explaining how he rescu... [Full Article...]

HIV Positive Fmr. HS Coach Charged With Child Porn, Assaulting Male Students

HIV Positive Fmr. HS Coach Charged With Child Porn, Assaulting Male Students Bell admitted to being HIV positive after investigators concluded the instructional assistant abused "several males" at his house, on school property, and possibly other locations. Authorities said they have identified seven boys who they believe were victimized at the middle school in Waldorf, at the suspect's home or elsewhere. [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte tells Chelsea to sign Everton's Romelu Lukaku at any cost

The 24-year-old scored 25 Premier League goals for Ronald Koeman's team last season, but the Belgian worldwide seems set to call time on his Everton career - and there is no shortage of competition for his signature. Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is not enough for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho . A return to west London appears to be the most logical switch for Lukaku, thou... [Full Article...]

Illinois Senate votes scheduled; Gov. Rauner vows to veto

Illinois Senate votes scheduled; Gov. Rauner vows to veto After two years without a budget, the rating agencies have had IL teetering on the brink of "junk bond" status. While the Senate acted to amend the constitution, Madigan has expressed no interest, saying that elections are the tool that limits politicians' stays in office. [Full Article...]

Govt plays down report of Medicare details sale

Govt plays down report of Medicare details sale A darknet trader who claims to have access to any Australian's Medicare card information is reportedly selling the confidential data online. The report said that the trader was charging about $30 per card and using a logo of the Department of Human Services to plug his/her services which was called the Medicare machine. [Full Article...]

Public service pay rise cap adds to Downing Street consternation

Public service pay rise cap adds to Downing Street consternation In particular, Boris Johnson has joined a list of prominent ministers demanding a rethink over the public-sector pay cap, which now limits annual salary increases for the likes of nurses and firefighters to one per cent. "And in that, the work they have done to safeguard hundreds of thousands of jobs". May and her chancellor Philip Hammond have both insisted that the cap will remain until at... [Full Article...]

Serena Williams will be an 'awesome mom,' says Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams will be an 'awesome mom,' says Alexis Ohanian In the accompanying interview, Williams admitted she feels nervous about impending motherhood, claiming she "doesn't know what to do with a baby" adding that it "doesn't seem real". "I don't know what to do with a baby". Beaten by Serena in the Wimbledon final 12 months ago, Kerber, who won the Australian and US Opens previous year, has yet to claim a single WTA title in 2017. [Full Article...]

19-year-old gets life over plot to bomb Elton concert

19-year-old gets life over plot to bomb Elton concert In one message he wrote: "So after some damage with machine gun then do itishadi (martyrdom). that's what im planning to do". Passing sentence at London's Central Criminal Court, judge Michael Topolski said 19-year-old Syed had been intent on "carrying out an act of mass murder in this country". [Full Article...]

North Korea launches ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

North Korea launches ballistic missile into Sea of Japan More than 30,000 North Korean civilians have fled the secluded state, a lot of them traveling through the neighboring China, as the actual border between the two Koreas is heavily guarded. The projectile, described by the South as an "unidentified ballistic missile", was launched towards the Sea of Japan. "Until a transportation corridor is created through the North's territory allowing delivering... [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland power-sharing deal 'achievable'

Northern Ireland power-sharing deal 'achievable' Irish nationalists Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) have been in talks since a March election to form a new power-sharing government and each has blamed the other for missing repeated deadlines - most recently last Thursday. [Full Article...]

Hillsboro Police investigate after shooting, robbery

Hillsboro Police investigate after shooting, robbery Pacific Northwest state. The Oregonian reports that a masked suspect hopped a fence near Hillsboro Aero Academy and approached a helicopter where a student pilot was preparing for takeoff. The only description police have released of the suspect is a younger Hispanic man, between 25 and 30 years old, with short black hair and tattoos on his arm. [Full Article...]

Dallas shooter in police custody

Dallas shooter in police custody WFAA reporter Tanya Eiserer says a witness saw a " hysterical " woman in the room where the shooting unfolded. Officers were called to the Wyndham Dallas Suites in the 7800 block of Alpha Road, near Coit Road and Interstate 635, around 2:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island

US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island According to the Chinese Defence Ministry, the USS Stethem , a guided-missile destroyer, made an "unauthorised entry" into China's territorial waters near the Paracel Islands, on Sunday. The U.S. Navy's FON program, however, is a legal signaling tool and not created to either deter or coerce claimants - in the South China Sea and elsewhere. [Full Article...]

Over 33000 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Confiscated By Fire Department

Over 33000 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Confiscated By Fire Department Round Rock police posted a video during the New Year discussing fireworks laws. Even the mundane sparklers, a favorite of younger children can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees, which can cause third degree burns in less than a second. "Never, never put your fireworks in your garbage can until they have either been soaked in water or kept out in the gutter overnight", Miguel said. [Full Article...]


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