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Supreme Court OKs Expanded List of Relatives Exempt From Travel Ban Supreme Court OKs Expanded List of Relatives Exempt From Travel Ban
- July 21, 2017

But in a partial win for Trump, the court put on hold part of the judge's ruling that would allow more people to enter the United States under a separate ban on refugees if it went into effect. Challengers have fought the ban as an unconstitutional effort at keeping out Muslims, which Trump had advocated during the presidential campaign. Yesterday's decision was the most recent twist in Trump's months-long effort temporarily halt the country's refugee program and block entry to the USA ... (more...)
Kuwait asks Iran to reduce diplomats in embassy Kuwait asks Iran to reduce diplomats in embassy
- July 21, 2017

Kuwait has reportedly told the Iranian Embassy to reduce its diplomatic staff in the Persian Gulf state and close down some of its technical offices following a court ruling past year that implicated some Iranians in a spying case. The supreme court, whose rulings are final, overturned their acquittal on June 18 and sentenced them to between five and 15 years in prison. Kuwait's interior ministry also confirmed that the 14 men were on the run. (more...)
Trump Administration to Hold 'Made in America' Week Trump Administration to Hold 'Made in America' Week
- July 21, 2017

President Trump has invited firms from all 50 States to show their domestically produced products at the White House. And later this week, President Trump is expected to reiterate the importance of American manufacturing as he commissions a new aircraft carrier in Virginia . (more...)
US Senate panel approves Wray's nomination as Federal Bureau of Investigation director US Senate panel approves Wray's nomination as Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- July 21, 2017

During his confirmation hearing last week , Wray testified that he'd conduct his job "without regard to any partisan political influence". "Wray may be assuming a very hard position, but he promised to restore public confidence in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to strongly support all efforts of Federal Bureau of Investigation staff to keep America safe, to support the special counsel probe and to protect Federal Bureau of Investigation independence", Tobias said. (more...)
Man kills 820-pound hog in his front yard Man kills 820-pound hog in his front yard
- July 21, 2017

Wade Seago of Samson, Alabama killed an 820-pound wild hog last week in his front yard. Anxious the hog may attack Cruiser or his family, Seago ran inside to grab his.38 caliber revolver. They are believed to cause some $800 million in agricultural damage in the United States annually. Seago told The Associated Press he will stuff the hog and display its head and shoulders at his taxidermy shop. (more...)
Philippines ranks 5th in highest number of terror attacks in 2016 Philippines ranks 5th in highest number of terror attacks in 2016
- July 21, 2017

Apart from that, the U.S. report criticized Pakistan for not taking enough actions against those militant groups that target India and Afghanistan, despite being an important counter-terrorism partner. While not a ban, this allows the government to closely scrutinise the activities of such organisations. It stated that Pakistan also delivered technical trainings to licencing and enforcement officials for the proper detection, interdiction and identification of dual-use commodities that could ... (more...)
Cecil the lion's son shot and killed by trophy hunter Cecil the lion's son shot and killed by trophy hunter
- July 21, 2017

Richard Cooke , a professional hunter, is reported to have organised the shoot even though he has not yet revealed the names of his clients who mostly tend to be foreign citizens. Hunting advocates contend that license fees for big game help to fund conservation programs for lions, elephants, rhinos and other endangered African animals. (more...)
Surprise Turkish government reshuffle brings in 11 changes Surprise Turkish government reshuffle brings in 11 changes
- July 21, 2017

Bekir Bozdag, Mehmet Simsek, Fikri Isik, Recep Akdag and Hakan Cavusoglu were named as Deputy Prime Ministers. There will be five deputy prime ministers. Four of the country's deputy prime ministers lost their posts, with two being appointed to ministerial positions while the other two are no longer members of the cabinet. (more...)
Texas Border Woman Caught with $2M in Liquid Meth Texas Border Woman Caught with $2M in Liquid Meth
- July 21, 2017

Ayala initially refused to allow officers to search the auto, so officers brought in a narcotics unit dog, who indicated that drugs were in the vehicle, police said. Inside, three containers with approximately 75 pounds of liquid meth were found. The suspect admitted she made a previous meth delivery in Texas, according to the station. (more...)
England's Jodie Taylor scores hat-trick in hammering of Scotland England's Jodie Taylor scores hat-trick in hammering of Scotland
- July 21, 2017

We're not the finished product yet. She said: " I think it was a really tough debut for us and I think we played against a very good side in England that is a contender in this tournament. "An exciting part is seeing how good they can become over the next hopefully five matches". "Three points on the board was all we wanted, but six goals and a clean sheet is a statement to the rest of the teams here as well", said the Birmingham star. (more...)
Fukushima robot reveals collapsed scaffolding in nuclear reactor Fukushima robot reveals collapsed scaffolding in nuclear reactor
- July 21, 2017

He added, the first day's mission was to see what conditions were like and assess the feasibility of the robot to moving deeper into the vessel's waters, where the company believed the fuel debris has fallen. A snake-shaped robot created to clear debris for the scorpion probe was removed after two hours when its cameras failed due to radiation levels five times higher than anticipated. (more...)
Border stand-off with China: 'All countries are with us', says Sushma Swaraj Border stand-off with China: 'All countries are with us', says Sushma Swaraj
- July 21, 2017

China has said Indian troops should "unconditionally" withdraw to the Indian side before talks can start on the dispute. The Ministry of External Affairs today held a press briefing that primarily focused on the Doklam standoff, where for almost four weeks now Indian and Chinese soldiers have been engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball, but peaceful confrontation. (more...)
Crime in England and Wales suffers largest annual rise in a decade Crime in England and Wales suffers largest annual rise in a decade
- July 21, 2017

There were 723 homicides recorded by police, an increase of 149 on the previous year, but this includes the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster, the ONS said. When those cases are excluded, homicides rose by 9 per cent. Robbery was up 16%, or around 8,000 offences. Analysts say the main reason for the differing results is that the Crime Survey omits a range of police recorded crimes, including shoplifting and possession of weapons. (more...)
Search For Fowlerville Couple's Missing Daughter Comes Up Empty Search For Fowlerville Couple's Missing Daughter Comes Up Empty
- July 21, 2017

She was expected to meet a friend that evening, but never showed up. The public is asked to be alert for potential evidence at any location, especially when outdoors, regarding the search for Stislicki. Wednesday was an important day in the case of Danielle Stislicki's disappearance, as more than 150 police officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents searched Hines Park in Livonia for a sign of the missing 28-year-old woman. (more...)
Ousted Saudi crown prince 'was addicted to painkillers' Ousted Saudi crown prince 'was addicted to painkillers'
- July 21, 2017

In the video that was filmed by the prince, he was seen assaulting two men in his house. During the exchange the driver is forcibly grabbed by the collar and cursed at as blood drips down his mouth. The videos caused an outcry on social media, with people calling for immediate action. A Saudi prince was executed past year after being convicted of shooting dead a fellow Saudi, a rare example of capital punishment for a royal. (more...)
Man shoots up AT&T trucks parked in front of home Man shoots up AT&T trucks parked in front of home
- July 21, 2017

Carl Zogby in an email. "Somebody is up in the bucket right now and they can't come down cause he's shooting the truck", the 911 caller said. Those workers said they would after they fixed a powerline. The truck was carrying a cherry picker to install new fibre cables in the neighbourhood, but had parked in Jove's driveway. "He seemed to be a quiet man, and something made him snap today", he said. (more...)
Sir Vince Cable crowned new Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable crowned new Liberal Democrat leader
- July 21, 2017

Sir Vince told activists: "We have big space in the middle of British politics". "The problems are so enormous, the divisions within the two main parties are so enormous I can see a scenario in which this doesn't happen". However, senior party figures agreed that Cable should be allowed a free-run at the leadership, allowing him to take over and oversee a period of stability. (more...)
Germany warns against travel to Turkey Germany warns against travel to Turkey
- July 21, 2017

His statements signal a more confrontational stance to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally after escalation in tensions. Besides, Ankara was angered by a satire show on Germany's TV insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (more...)
Pet parrot potential star witness in murder trial Pet parrot potential star witness in murder trial
- July 21, 2017

Martin Duram's pet parrot watched as he was murdered by his wife, Glenna Duram, in 2015. Glenna Duram, of MI, suffered a head wound in what prosecutors said was a suicide attempt, but survived. Duram is due to be sentenced August 28 on the murder and a felony firearm charge. Mrs Duram, 49, has now been found guilty of first-degree murder , but the pet was not used in court proceedings after a prosecutor initially considered using the parrot's squawking as potential evidence. (more...)
Israel weighs removal of metal detectors at heart of religious row Israel weighs removal of metal detectors at heart of religious row
- July 21, 2017

In a statement, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that Israeli forces removed worshippers at Lions' Gate for allegedly blocking the street while performing prayers. The site was re-opened to Jews in the afternoon. Israel's move to close down the mosque and restrict Muslim entry to the area is sure to strain Israel's relations with Jordan and heighten tensions in the occupied territories. (more...)