• Italy drought: Vatican turns of fountains to save water
Italy drought: Vatican turns of fountains to save water

The Vatican has about 100 fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces, and all will be switched off, including those in its gardens. The drought hit two-thirds of farmland and cost Italian agriculture $2.3 billion. The Vatican has turned off all fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter's Square and interior fountains in the V...

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  • Trump continues tweet rant against AG Sessions
Trump continues tweet rant against AG Sessions

Trump said McCabe "got $700,000" from Clinton for his wife, Jill McCabe, who ran for the Virginia state Senate in 2015 and lost. She received donations from sources connected to Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally. Sessions recused himself from the investigation earlier this year after it was revealed that he had met with a top Ru...

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  • The White House denies reports that Trump is looking into pardons
The White House denies reports that Trump is looking into pardons

President Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions , calling him " beleaguered ". "Whether it applies to the president himself I think ultimately would be a matter for the court to decide, if it were ever to come into existence", he continued.

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  • United States to retest anti-missile system in Alaska
United States to retest anti-missile system in Alaska

THAAD , which now has a 100 percent success rate in 14 tests, uses a direct hit to intercept a target in its final phase of flight. A tactical datalink controller mistakenly identified the incoming ballistic missile as friendly, causing the missile to unexpectedly self-destruct mid-flight, according to sources familiar with the recent missile i...

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  • John McCain to return to Senate for key health care vote
John McCain to return to Senate for key health care vote

If that amendment vote fails, as it most likely would, he could move to replace the House bill with a version of the proposal he has been refining for weeks: to repeal the health law while also replacing it. With the GOP holding a narrow majority in the Senate, Majority Whip John Cornyn told Politico he was hopeful McCain could attend the vot...

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  • Trump attacks 'intelligence leaks' over claim key official discussed policy with Russians
Trump attacks 'intelligence leaks' over claim key official discussed policy with Russians

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , Colbert played audio from a recent interview with Trump speaking on the matter. "Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else", Trump told three New York Times reporters on Wednesd...

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  • Charlie Gard's parents fight to take their son home to die
Charlie Gard's parents fight to take their son home to die

He said they had suggested a "hospice option". The price of seeking public support in their fight for treatment was that the couple found themselves at the centre of a battle that normally would have been played out behind closed doors. His parents had asked Mr Justice Francis to rule that their son should be allowed to undergo a trial of nucleos...

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  • John McCain to return to US Senate for health vote
John McCain to return to US Senate for health vote

McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer , will make a dramatic return to the Senate on Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation. That bill is the product of the Armed Services Committee, which McCain leads and as such, he would pilot debate on the measure on the Senate floor.

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  • Al-Aqsa crisis must end before next Friday prayers, warns United Nations envoy
Al-Aqsa crisis must end before next Friday prayers, warns United Nations envoy

Ministers were being asked to consider the installation of sophisticated, high-resolution cameras and increased police deployments as a replacement for the metal detectors, Israeli media said. Early Tuesday, Israel's security Cabinet chose to replace the metal detectors with "advanced technologies", reportedly cameras that can detect hidden objects...

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  • 'Heroic' man fights off Starbucks robber in Transformers mask
'Heroic' man fights off Starbucks robber in Transformers mask

After being stabbed, Flores ran from the coffee shop. The robber, now identified as 30-year-old Ryan Michael Flores , escaped the scene but was later arrested by police . Jerri received six staples to patch his neck wound but is also expected to make a full recovery. "It's not something we recommend. It was simply heroic", said the officer of...

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  • Woman punched in the face during road rage incident
Woman punched in the face during road rage incident

Police are investigating a road rage confrontation on the NSW Central Coast in which a male driver punched a woman in the face. The video shows the pair hopping out of respective cars at a red light before the man approaches the women. After she recovers the woman gets back in her auto and reverses the vehicle, spooking the man who wanders back t...

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  • US Congress to vote on Russian Federation sanctions, tying Trump's hands
US Congress to vote on Russian Federation sanctions, tying Trump's hands

They will nearly certainly face questions about their attendance at the June 2016 meeting arranged via emails that advertised it would reveal damaging information about Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. The US Congress is poised to approve tough new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea this week after reaching a compromise deal, which...

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  • From Mumbai to Abu Dhabi
From Mumbai to Abu Dhabi

She had already traveled to India for treatment, but a few months later her sister accused the Indian doctor of fraud. Eman Ahmed had weighed more than 500 kgs when she came to India and had lost nearly half her weight as she lost 242 kgs during her three-month stay.

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  • Amman Embassy Shooting: Two Jordanians Dead, Israeli Injured
Amman Embassy Shooting: Two Jordanians Dead, Israeli Injured

Israeli media reported Monday that an Israeli security guard opened fire after a Jordanian worker attacked him with a screwdriver. It reopened it on July 16, but with the metal detectors in place, stoking Palestinian anger. "The Foreign Ministry and security officials are working via different channels with the government of Jordan", it added. ...

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  • Rice Midstream Partners LP (RMP) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
Rice Midstream Partners LP (RMP) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Hamlin Capital Management LLC increased its position in EQT Midstream Partners, by 12.8% in the first quarter. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $12 target. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. Its up 2.24% from 5.71M shares previously. ValuEngine lowered EQT Midstre...

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  • Mercedes to quit DTM after 2018 to focus on Formula E
Mercedes to quit DTM after 2018 to focus on Formula E

As with those brands, it's clear Mercedes sees Formula E as a way to bolster its image as a forward-thinking company. Formula E , he said , represents an opportunity to showcase that technology. "Mercedes-Benz has been competing in motorsport since the very beginning, and in joining this newest chapter of racing history - Formula E - it sho...

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  • Russian Federation is too smart to be caught hacking emails: Scaramucci
Russian Federation is too smart to be caught hacking emails: Scaramucci

After being hired as the new White House communication director, Scaramucci deleted a number of tweets that didn't align with the views of the Trump administration. "The president will make that decision when he makes a decision". He then said he was quoting the president, adding that "he basically said to me, hey, you know, this is - maybe...

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  • President Trump sketch of NY skyline up for auction
President Trump sketch of NY skyline up for auction

In the center of the sketch is Trump tower and the picture includes Trump's autograph, done with a gold marker. President Donald Trump's former life as a real estate executive ensured that he was always thinking about New York City's skyline and its many iconic towers.

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  • Trump talks about firing Price over Senate vote
Trump talks about firing Price over Senate vote

New White House communications czar Anthony Scaramucci wasn't joking when he said he wanted Donald Trump to "be himself". President Trump stuck to what he knows best while entertaining thousands of boy scouts: boasting of the GOP's 2016 election victory, threatening his cabinet's job security and mingling with New York's hottest.

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  • MPs back Duterte's bid to extend Mindanao martial law
MPs back Duterte's bid to extend Mindanao martial law

I think the problem on terrorism is so complex and so grave that it warrants a comprehensive and decisive campaign. The Philippines Congress has granted President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year - a move that contravenes the country's constitution.

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  • This giant sunfish species dodged scientists for 300 years
This giant sunfish species dodged scientists for 300 years

The giant sunfish has officially been named the Mola tecta , and its existence has been confirmed by Murdoch University PhD student Marianne Nyegaard , who spent four years seeking confirmation of the discovery. The hoodwinker sunfish has since been spotted in several different places, including the waters off South Africa, Chile, Australi...

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  • Advocates: Obamacare repeal would 'painfully disrupt' Arizona care
Advocates: Obamacare repeal would 'painfully disrupt' Arizona care

Ted Cruz , R-Texas, heads to the chamber for a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, July 20, 2017. Trump , who just a day earlier said he would simply let Obamacare fail, underscored the political stakes, too, as he increased the pressure on Republican senators to act.

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  • Jared Kushner says Russian Federation charges 'ridicule' Trump voters
Jared Kushner says Russian Federation charges 'ridicule' Trump voters

When he and Kislyak met at Trump Tower on December 1, Kushner said he asked Kislyak to identify the best person to be a contact for direct discussions and a line to Russian President Vladimir Putin . But he disputed it was an effort to establish a " secret back channel ". CBS News has confirmed American intelligence intercepted Russian report...

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  • Gloves are off as Labour scraps over Single Market position
Gloves are off as Labour scraps over Single Market position

Speaking yesterday, Corbyn said that shadow chancellor John McDonnell had now established a working party to look at this policy and that a statement about Labour's plans would be announced at a later date. The single market is the guarantee between members that they will scrap tariffs and quotas and harmonize regulations with one another to help t...

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  • With SHe-box, government employees can lodge sexual harassment complaints online
With SHe-box, government employees can lodge sexual harassment complaints online

The complaints lodged will directly send to the ICC of the related Department/Ministry etc. "SHe-box provides anonymity to complainants", said a ministry official. Making the initial draft public past year, WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi had said the aim of the government was to shift from entitlements to rights and from empowerment to creating a...

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  • USCIS resumes premium processing of certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions
USCIS resumes premium processing of certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions

Currently, the United States has capped H-1B visas at 65,000 per annum, plus an additional 20,000 for those who have earned advanced college degrees from United States universities. In order to handle a backlog of pending visa applications, USCIS said that suspending premium processing was necessary. Form I-907 can be filed together with an H-1B pe...

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  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Announces 13% Rise In Q2 Profit
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Announces 13% Rise In Q2 Profit

Andra Ap reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 132,737 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $17,637,000 after buying an additional 5,674 shares in the last quarter.

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  • Egypt army kills 40 militants in Sinai raids
Egypt army kills 40 militants in Sinai raids

The Velayat Sinai militant group, which is an affiliate of Daesh, has claimed responsibility for most of the assaults, mainly targeting the army and police. The attack started when a suicide auto bomber rammed his vehicle into the checkpoint at a military compound in the southern Rafah village of el-Barth, followed by heavy gunfire from dozens of m...

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  • White House open to tougher sanctions on Russian Federation
White House open to tougher sanctions on Russian Federation

The announcement of Congress' intention to beef-up U.S. sanctions on Russian Federation was greeted with concern from European Union officials, who urged Washington to coordinate with its partners in the G7, who have imposed sanctions on Russian Federation over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and support for separatist rebels in the ...

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  • Iran, Iraq sign MoU to boost defense-military ties
Iran, Iraq sign MoU to boost defense-military ties

The Defense Ministers of Iraq and Iran have agreed to a memorandum of understanding which aims to increase military cooperation between the two sides, with a focus on fighting against terrorism and cooperation on technical and border security matters.

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  • Australian minister quits after finding out he may also be Italian
Australian minister quits after finding out he may also be Italian

In the latest - and most weird yet - twist in the citizenship imbroglio, Canavan, 36, who was born in Queensland, said that in 2006 his mother, born in Australia of Italian parents, lodged documents with the Italian consulate in Brisbane to become an Italian citizen.

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  • Last baby killer whale born at SeaWorld dies
Last baby killer whale born at SeaWorld dies

Last year, SeaWorld announced it would phase out killer whale shows. In an 840-word statement posted on its SeaWorldCares site, the Orlando-based company said Kyara was being treated for an infection. The release says a veterinary team will conduct a postmortem examination to determine the cause of death. The release said that could take severa...

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  • Trump expected to support Russia sanctions package
Trump expected to support Russia sanctions package

We now know that the stated objective of the meeting - spelled out in the email Kushner claims not to have read - was "to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation".

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  • Did Donald Trump confirm existence of a covert Central Intelligence Agency programme on Twitter?
Did Donald Trump confirm existence of a covert Central Intelligence Agency programme on Twitter?

President Donald Trump's Twitter account has gotten him into trouble again. "The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive، dangerous، and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad...." The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels f...

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  • Donald Trump's New Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Destroyed By Seth Meyers
Donald Trump's New Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Destroyed By Seth Meyers

When pressed about who his informant had been, Scaramucci said, "How 'bout, it was the president". An incredulous Tapper cut him off, pointing out that this anonymous source was breaking from every single intelligence agency in asserting that Russia's involvement was in dispute.

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