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Iran holds 'Trumpism' cartoon contest to mock United States president Iran holds 'Trumpism' cartoon contest to mock United States president
- July 05, 2017

The "T" in the "Trumpism" sign at the event's logo, was shaped as a swastika. The victor of the contest was Hadi Asadi, who won $1,500 as an award for his artwork. "Many believe his remarks are similar to Hitler". Prominent works in the contest were displayed under the titles "Trump and Racism", "Trump and Migration", "Trump and the Wall", "Trump and Media", "Trump and Women's Humiliation", and "Trump and Tweets". (more...)
AAA offering free Tipsy Tow for Independence Day AAA offering free Tipsy Tow for Independence Day
- July 05, 2017

Ride further than seven miles may incur an extra charge. A regular AAA Hawaii-contracted roadside assistance service truck will be dispatched. AAA will not be able to tow an inoperable vehicle, and will not tow the vehicle anywhere other than the driver's home or hotel. (more...)
Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber struggles to victory over qualifier Irina Falconi Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber struggles to victory over qualifier Irina Falconi
- July 05, 2017

The opening match at Centre Court on Day 2 at Wimbledon traditionally features the women's victor from the previous year, but Serena Williams is taking the rest of 2017 off due to her pregnancy. "But they had another match". "I think it's the toughest draw in the second round so far for me at a Grand Slam ". Agnieszka Radwanska fended off former world number one Jelena Jankovic 7-6 (7/3) 6-0, with Garbine Muguruza and Kristina Mladenovic also safely reaching round two. (more...)
Texas couple identified as pair found shot dead on I-40 Texas couple identified as pair found shot dead on I-40
- July 05, 2017

New Mexico State Police have identified the victims as Jacob Kokotkiewicz, 31, and Ursula Tammy Kokotkiewicz, 32. The two were discovered Thursday morning when a state trooper directing traffic from a nearby accident spotted the truck, according to the Journal . (more...)
Baby's coffin found with organs, without body Baby's coffin found with organs, without body
- July 05, 2017

The white casket had been wrapped in a large trash bag. Officers arrived to find a small, closed casket. "At first, they thought it was a false alarm", he said. Police are now looking at a nearby cemetery to see if any graves were dug up. The coffin was found across the street from a cemetery so police sent a chopper with search lights to check the area as well as a second cemetery. (more...)
Austria sends armoured vehicles to block refugee entry from Italy Austria sends armoured vehicles to block refugee entry from Italy
- July 05, 2017

Austria has border checks with Hungary and Slovenia, but in other areas it adheres to the European Unon open borders system. Alfano said "with Austria we are seeing last year's film: they were talking about walls but then we saw that no migrants passed through: there is no justification for this attitude". (more...)
Sarfraz appointed as Test Captain for Pakistan Sarfraz appointed as Test Captain for Pakistan
- July 05, 2017

Misbah, who retired at the end of Pakistan's tour of West Indies in May, was Pakistan's longest serving and most successful Test captain, leading them to 26 wins in 56 matches. "I and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq had decided already and I think this is the right time to declare it". The wicketkeeper who led Pakistan to their maiden Champions Trophy will take over from Misbah-ul-Haq, who stepped down. (more...)
Qatar hands official response to Saudi-led demands to Kuwait
- July 05, 2017

Earlier, as the original deadline expired, Saudi-owned television Al Arabiya reported that Qatar could be hit by further sanctions from the countries that have cut ties with the Gulf emirate over its alleged support for terrorism . Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on the phone on Monday about the latest developments of the Gulf crisis, according to Qatari state media. (more...)
United States hospital offers terminally ill Charlie Gard 'free treatment' after Trump intervenes
- July 05, 2017

Previously, Pope Francis called on Gard's parents to be allowed to decide what happens to the child. Charlie, who suffers from the rare genetic condition mitochondrial depletion syndrome, is severely brain damaged and has muscle weakness. (more...)
Self-driving Volvo facing interesting problem in Australia Self-driving Volvo facing interesting problem in Australia
- July 05, 2017

The cars detect animals by using the ground as reference point in order to determine an object's distance. David Pickett, Volvo Australia's technical manager says, " We've noticed a problem with kangaroos being in mid-flight, when they are in the air it actually looks like they're further away, then they land and look closer". (more...)
Sagan overpowers rivals, glitch to win third stage Sagan overpowers rivals, glitch to win third stage
- July 05, 2017

Sagan and Cavendish came together during the sprint for the Stage 4 win, with the Manx Missile trying to create space near the barriers. Cavendish was taken to hospital with hand and shoulder injuries. Bouhanni, as I'm sure you will know, has yet to win a stage at the Tour and has a bit of a rotten record here. "The shoulder", Cavendish, 32, told reporters, referencing the right shoulder, on which he's had surgery to replace a ligament. (more...)
Canada gives $10M, apology to former Guantanamo prisoner Canada gives $10M, apology to former Guantanamo prisoner
- July 05, 2017

Former Conservative defence minister Jason Kenney, now the leader of Alberta's Progressive Conservative Party, fired off an angry tweet on Tuesday about the $10.5-million in compensation that Ottawa is prepared to pay Mr. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2010 that Canadian intelligence officials obtained evidence from Khadr under "oppressive circumstances" - which included sleep deprivation tactics - during interrogations in 2003 and then shared that evidence with USA officials. (more...)
Sonam Kapoor dazzles as showstopper for Ralph & Russo at Paris Fashion Week Sonam Kapoor dazzles as showstopper for Ralph & Russo at Paris Fashion Week
- July 04, 2017

Sonam Kapoor walked the ramp in a Ralph & Russo white peplum bridal gown with a long train and a sheer veil. Sonam Kapoor is known as the fashionista of Bollywood and the pretty lady never fails to disappoint us with her unique and edgy fashion choices. (more...)
Americans say partisan tensions worse under Trump Americans say partisan tensions worse under Trump
- July 04, 2017

Broken down by party in the latest poll, 81 percent of Democrats say the civility of discourse has gotten worse compared with 65 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of independents. It would be easy, and wrong to blame this lack of knowledge on the media or political partisanship. Americans, meanwhile, were slightly more trusting of the administration of President Donald Trump, if still generally skeptical of his honesty. (more...)
Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 101210 in 2017; 2247 Deaths Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 101210 in 2017; 2247 Deaths
- July 04, 2017

This year around 80,000 illegal immigrants have already reached Italy from Libya, amounting to 86 percent of all illegal immigration in the European Union this year. In an interview with France's Figaro newspaper, European migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos called on Tuesday for EU countries to speed up deportations of failed asylum seekers to ease the pressure, but warned this needed cooperation from their home countries. (more...)
Assad's Photo Appears On New Syrian Banknote Assad's Photo Appears On New Syrian Banknote
- July 04, 2017

President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on the Syrian currency for the first time since taking office, with his portrait printed on a new 2,000-pound banknote ($3.9) that went into circulation on Sunday. Before the note was issued, Syria's currency only featured images of historical monuments and the picture of Hafez al-Assad. Previously, the highest denomination of banknote in Syria was 1,000 pounds. (more...)
Florida man sits on gun, shoots self in penis, police say Florida man sits on gun, shoots self in penis, police say
- July 04, 2017

Jelks immediately rushed into his girlfriend's house and went straight to the bathroom. A man has blown his own p*nis apart after he accidentally sat on a gun while making his way into his vehicle. The man shot was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive. According to the Daily Mirror, Jelks moved directly to the hospital but it is unclear whether and how doctors can save his pennis. (more...)
Empty Plenary Hall - Problem of the European Parliament Empty Plenary Hall - Problem of the European Parliament
- July 04, 2017

He called the former Luxembourg prime minister's behaviour arrogant and self-righteous, and said the commission president was damaging European democracy if he boycotted the EP. Mr Juncker: 'I will never again, I will never again attend a meeting of this kind. "If here today was the German Chancellor Angela Merkel or the French President Emmanuel Macron, the room would be full", said Juncker. (more...)
Olivier Giroud 'motivated' to continue at Arsenal Olivier Giroud 'motivated' to continue at Arsenal
- July 04, 2017

The French international's future at the Emirates appears to be in doubt as Arsenal put the finishing touches on a club record deal for Alexandre Lacazette , who is set to complete a move from Lyon worth over £50million in the coming days. (more...)
Senior Al-Shabaab commander killed in airstrike in southern Somalia Senior Al-Shabaab commander killed in airstrike in southern Somalia
- July 04, 2017

Last month, the USA carried out its first offensive strike against al-Shabaab under the new authorities. The latest "kinetic strike operation" was carried out at about 7:30 a.m. The airstrike follows one in June that the USA said killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp in the country's south. Somali officials have said the USA has carried out several drone strikes in recent years against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab. (more...)