• Cardinal Pell arrives for first court appearance
Cardinal Pell arrives for first court appearance

Media from around the world hurled questions at the Cardinal but he remained silent. Pell is the third highest ranking official in the Vatican and the highest ranking Catholic church official to be charged with sex offences. He will be scanned at a security checkpoint upon arrival, and forced to have any personal items scanned also. A court spo...

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  • Turkey Says Purchase of Russian Missiles 'Not a Concern' for US
Turkey Says Purchase of Russian Missiles 'Not a Concern' for US

But progress was slow and the negotiations came to a virtual halt previous year as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rounded up opponents in a massive crackdown after a failed coup. "We can't put aside negotiations and exclusively focus on energy, anti-terrorism and trade", he said. "If there is a problem on the rule of law then the answer i...

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  • Country singer Abby Nicole, 25, dies in UTV crash after Nebraska performance
Country singer Abby Nicole, 25, dies in UTV crash after Nebraska performance

The Thayer County Sheriff's Office received a call at around 4.20 am local time about an injured woman near the racetrack. The victim was transported to Thayer County Health Services in Hebron where Abby Uecker , of Norfolk, succumbed to her injuries at 5:30 AM.

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  • Imran Khan 'thanks Sharifs for false accusations' in money trail case
Imran Khan 'thanks Sharifs for false accusations' in money trail case

He said his party had been asked to provide details of its accounts and funds only for the period between 2010 and 2013, but they had submitted the seven-year record till March 2017. He asked the total money in Imran Khan's account while purchase of London apartment. He said opposition politicians reached Supreme Court every morning in the hope of ...

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  • Kerala: Congress Party Suspends Legislator M Vincent After MLA Accused of Rape
Kerala: Congress Party Suspends Legislator M Vincent After MLA Accused of Rape

Congress on Sunday suspended arrested Kerala legislator M. Vincent from the post of party secretary, a day after he was arrested on charges of sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide. He has not been found guilty and there is no need for him to resign. The decision was taken after the woman gave a statement in th...

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  • IDF arrests mother of Halamish terrorist
IDF arrests mother of Halamish terrorist

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday from the site of killings called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the attack, a condemnation that was not forthcoming as of late on Saturday night. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely made an open appeal to the global community Sunday to pressure Palestinian Authority le...

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  • Jerusalem: Israel installs security cameras at holy site
Jerusalem: Israel installs security cameras at holy site

On Friday , Israel installed metal detectors at the entrances to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and closed it for Friday prayers, citing security concerns. Muslims should use every opportunity to go to Jerusalem to help protect the Al-Aqsa mosque, which Israeli soldiers are "carelessly polluting" while "easily spilling blood", Turkish President Rec...

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  • CPM not to field Yechury for RS from West Bengal
CPM not to field Yechury for RS from West Bengal

Sources said leaders like Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar were of the view that even if it is necessary to send Yechury to Parliament, it should be from Kerala or Tripura where the party is in power. At a time when the Left is losing popular support even in its traditional stronghold like West Bengal, Mr Yechury brings the Left to national re...

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  • Muslim worshippers reject surveillance cameras installed at Temple Mount
Muslim worshippers reject surveillance cameras installed at Temple Mount

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Mohammed Sharaf, 17, and Mohammad Hassan Abu Ghannam, age unknown, died of gunshot wounds in two neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem somewhat away from the epicentre of tension in the walled Old City. "It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be found by Friday this week", Nickolay Mladen...

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  • Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures
Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures

Prayers have been held near an entrance to the complex. The metal detectors, installed almost two weeks ago after an attack at the site, have been a source of increased tension in the wider region, including widespread Palestinian protests across Jerusalem and the West Bank, as well as diplomatic tension between Israel and Jordan.

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  • Israel to remove metal detectors from holy site of al-Aqsa
Israel to remove metal detectors from holy site of al-Aqsa

In his earlier remarks late July 24, Erdoğan said Israel was heading toward isolation because of measures imposed on the al-Aqsa compound. There were deadly clashes after the metal detectors were set up, which Palestinians saw as an Israeli attempt to assert control over the site.

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  • Pothole not the reason behind woman biker's death, says Maharashtra minister
Pothole not the reason behind woman biker's death, says Maharashtra minister

Viraj, her husband, told Mid-day newspaper that he blamed the authorities, not the truck driver, for what happened. "Unfortunately, the truck which was coming from behind hit Jagruti Hogale, killing her on the spot". The incident which took place on the Jawhar-Dahanu road is the 4th reported incident this year. Maharashtra Public Works Minister...

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  • The Best DC Cosplay From Comic-Con 2017
The Best DC Cosplay From Comic-Con 2017

It might take the combined forces of the entire Justice League to wrench United Airlines out of its latest pickle. San Diego's Comic-Con is known for its huge crowds, celebrity panels and outrageous costumes, but it's also the place for TV shows and movies to release trailers .

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  • Israeli Embassy Staff Return From Jordan After Deadly Shooting
Israeli Embassy Staff Return From Jordan After Deadly Shooting

The staff of Israel's embassy in Jordan, including the security guard involved in the shooting incident, returned to Israel from Amman on Monday. The shooting has reportedly been triggered when the security guard was attacked by a Jordanian carpenter with a screwdriver.

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  • Pandher, his servant Koli get death for Nithari killings
Pandher, his servant Koli get death for Nithari killings

Her murder case was described in court as the "rarest of the rare", a criterion for the passing of the death sentence in India. Koli and Pandher were pronounced guilty by the CBI court in the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old girl.

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  • Venezuela Arrests Opposition-Appointed Judges
Venezuela Arrests Opposition-Appointed Judges

On July 5, government- backed paramilitary forces, in collusion with the National Guard, attacked the opposition-controlled National Assembly. The fast-escalating political showdown in the South American OPEC nation comes after more than 100 people have died and thousands more been injured in anti-government unrest since demonstrations began in A...

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  • Palestinian Muslim leaders rule out immediate return of worshippers to Al Aqsa
Palestinian Muslim leaders rule out immediate return of worshippers to Al Aqsa

The late-night decision came after days of violence and unrest that peaked across Israel and the West Bank following Friday prayers, when three Israelis were stabbed to death in a settlement and four Palestinians killed in protests. There was speculation that a separate diplomatic standoff may have helped push negotiations to remove the metal det...

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  • Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site
Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site

Meanwhile, Jordan's Royal Court issued a statement on Monday saying that King Abdullah II discussed the crisis with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , stressing the need to remove the security measures taken by the Israeli security forces.

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  • Petronas pulls the plug on Canada's Pacific North West LNG megaproject
Petronas pulls the plug on Canada's Pacific North West LNG megaproject

The announcement ends speculation on whether or not the company, which has faced entrenched opposition over the location of its project, would proceed with the $36 billion project, which had been touted as the largest investment in British Columbia's history.

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  • United Nations warns of escalation if no Al-Aqsa solution by Friday
United Nations warns of escalation if no Al-Aqsa solution by Friday

This will presumably reduce tensions significantly in the near-term, though the status of the mosque and its place within Israeli occupied territory will continue to be a sore spot in Israeli-Palestinian relations going forward. He says "a weight has been lifted from my heart" and thanked the Israeli government for bringing him home. He confirmed p...

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  • Madras High Court: Vande Mataram mandatory in schools and offices
Madras High Court: Vande Mataram mandatory in schools and offices

The court has also suggested uploading the translated version of Vande Mataram on all Government websites and social media handles in different languages. As a result, he was awarded 89 marks against the minimum 90 to be eligible for appointment. "Our Motherland should always be remembered by every citizen of this country".

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  • President Trump to speak at joint news conference with Lebanese prime minister
President Trump to speak at joint news conference with Lebanese prime minister

Trump is also thanking Arizona Sen. President Donald Trump will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. "America's assistance can help ensure that the Lebanese army is the only defender Lebanon needs". But Hariri has a tough balancing act. But the trouble for Hariri is that Hezbollah, a militant...

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  • John McCain set for Senate return on Tuesday following cancer diagnosis
John McCain set for Senate return on Tuesday following cancer diagnosis

McCain was not announced until late on Monday evening by his office, just nine days after he stunned Capitol Hill by announcing that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer, which delayed work on the issue. That's forced McConnell to step back twice from anticipated votes and to revise his bill in hopes of mollifying unhappy moderates and conserva...

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  • Izzy Brown signs new Chelsea deal, joins Brighton on loan
Izzy Brown signs new Chelsea deal, joins Brighton on loan

Antonio Conte's side have now opted to send him on loan to Brighton in order to give him a experience in the Premier League. The Seagulls will feature in the Premier League for the first time in the upcoming season and have immediately been installed among the favourites to go straight down.

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  • Men wearing Donald Trump rob ATM in Italy
Men wearing Donald Trump rob ATM in Italy

The brothers, aged 26 and 30, targeted cash machines near the northern Italian city of Turin. The video of the robbery may remind some people of " Point Break " - the 1991 bank heist movie starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. However, police said in a statement that the brothers were actually inspired by the movie, " The Jackal ", after the ...

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  • NRA: DC Concealed Carry Court Ruling Builds On Heller Decision
NRA: DC Concealed Carry Court Ruling Builds On Heller Decision

The NRA notes that an "overwhelming majority" of concealed carry permit applicants are denied a permit as a result of this requirement, so an essential ban on concealed carry permits exists for most applicants in the District. That's why we fought his soldiers. "I think that when the panel was announced, there was a lot of concern that these were v...

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  • Ryan says special counsel Mueller is not 'biased partisan'
Ryan says special counsel Mueller is not 'biased partisan'

Weber pointed to special counsel Robert Mueller's friendship with ousted FBI Director James Comey, and lawyers on Mueller's investigative team's past donations to Hillary Clinton. The only reason firing Mueller makes sense on Trump's terms is if Trump finds it so intolerable that this investigation has reportedly spread from a Russia-collusion stor...

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  • Shark dragged from back of moving boat
Shark dragged from back of moving boat

South Florida charter fishing Captain Mark "Mark The Shark" Quartiano shared the video on Instagram on Monday, saying it was sent to him by two other Instagram users. Weissman said it is not uncommon for fisherman to kill sharks by dragging them backward behind boats. A spokesperson says it is too early to speculate if any violation took place.

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  • Japan's Shinzo Abe Stumbles on Response to Cronyism Allegations
Japan's Shinzo Abe Stumbles on Response to Cronyism Allegations

Abe and aides deny intervening to help the friend win approval for a veterinary school. Abe said he only sought reforms for the sector and did not directly get involved in the decision on his friend's application. Given the lack of significant center-left alternatives or strong rivals within his party, Abe's tenure as prime minister is not under ...

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  • Florida teen wins $26K a year for life with $1 scratch-off
Florida teen wins $26K a year for life with $1 scratch-off

Instead of opting for the lump sum, Ruz plans to collect her winnings in annual payments of $26,000. The investment turned out to be a good one. Her winning ticket is one of six top prizes of $500 a week for life. Augustine, the Florida Lottery said. Florida Lottery says the odds of winning this are 1 in 5 million. But this teen beat the od...

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  • Orlando City acquires Dom Dwyer from Sporting Kansas City
Orlando City acquires Dom Dwyer from Sporting Kansas City

The money involved is likely an MLS record, though the league only began revealing financial details of allocation money trades this season. Coming off a big game with the US men's national team in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the former University of South Florida soccer player is joining Orlando City for the second time in his career.

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  • Libya's Rival Leaders Reported to Have Agreed on Ceasefire
Libya's Rival Leaders Reported to Have Agreed on Ceasefire

Haftar's army controls much of the country from its base in the east. Salame, a Lebanese academic and civil servant, is the latest of the string of special United Nations negotiators. The text also said the two leaders seek "to integrate fighters who so wish into the regular forces and call for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of t...

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  • What we know just hours before the Senate's first health care vote
What we know just hours before the Senate's first health care vote

Republican senators are floating the bare-bones proposal as a backup in case legislation similar to the 2015 Senate-passed repeal-only bill and the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would repeal and replace core pieces of Obamacare , both fail.

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  • Trump ends aid scheme for rebels in Syria
Trump ends aid scheme for rebels in Syria

The CIA program will likely be phased out "over a period of months" the officials told the Post , noting that the decision has the support of key USA ally Jordan, that has hosted training sites for the Syrian rebels. " It's a very unfair playing field and you see what that's doing to department stores all over the country ", Trump said , as cit...

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  • United Nations envoy: Jerusalem crisis could have 'catastrophic costs'
United Nations envoy: Jerusalem crisis could have 'catastrophic costs'

Still, for Palestinians, the issue of installing cameras on the entrances to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound is yet another manifestation of Israeli control over the holy site. "At the holy sites, it's vital that both access and security be ensured." Several hundred worshippers prayed outside the gates in the streets in the summer heat, as they have...

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