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World Cult members hanged for Tokyo subway attack, other crimes
Author: 0 Cult members hanged for Tokyo subway attack, other crimes

Those put to death on Thursday included a key Aum Shinrikyo recruiter and cult members who released the nerve gas in train carriages, reported Japanese broadcaster NHK. Authorities also found Aum Shinrikyo responsible for a June 1994 sarin gas attack in Matsumoto that killed eight and injured more than 500. But victims of the group's attacks welcomed the execution of Asahara and 6 other Aum members earlier this month.

World Attack on security convoy in Kabul kills 3
Author: 0 Attack on security convoy in Kabul kills 3

Stanekzai said four people had been killed and five wounded, while a spokesman for the ministry of public health said three wounded had been brought into city hospitals. The NDS convoy was on its way from Maidan Wardak province to the capital Kabul , it added. The last major one took place on July 22 near an global airport in Kabul , minutes after the motorcade of Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum left the area.

World Acting Kiwi PM tells Australia to change its flag
Author: 0 Acting Kiwi PM tells Australia to change its flag

During New Zealand's failed 2016 referendum into replacing its flag, confusion between the Australian and Kiwi designs was often raised by those looking for change. On the Australian flag, the four stars are white and each has seven points. Two years ago, New Zealand's government spent NZ$26m holding a referendum on changing the New Zealand flag.

World Suspected self-immolation near US Embassy in Beijing, according to Chinese state media
Author: 0 Suspected self-immolation near US Embassy in Beijing, according to Chinese state media

Law enforcement added that no one, apart from the person who set off the firework, was hurt. The explosion was caused by a small homemade device wielded by a 26-year-old man who hurt only himself, injuring his hand. embassy in Beijing , close to the main compound, said an embassy spokesperson to CNN . A young man who asked to be identified only as Mr. Li said he was waiting outside the embassy for a visa interview when he heard the explosion.

Author: 0 Economic growth is a good thing - forget the politics

Following are three key remarks made by Trump following a report that the USA economy grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate between April and June, followed by facts based on reports by the US government, companies and private economists. goods hit in July, which means trade is likely to fall off in the third quarter, dragging down the growth rate. The growth "was mostly offset by a drag in inventories (-1.0pp) that seems likely to reverse in the third quarter, stated Goldman Sachs in a report".

World Greece wildfires: At least 50 killed, over 150 hospitalised
Author: 0 Greece wildfires: At least 50 killed, over 150 hospitalised

The coast guard was sending at least one patrol boat to rescue people who called to say the fire had trapped them on a beach. Mati was popular with local tourists, including pensioners. I could see some of them lying on the ground as fog covered the place and a toxic smell spread through the atmosphere. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said U.S.

World Ghana to experience longest blood moon on July 27
Author: 0 Ghana to experience longest blood moon on July 27

For that reason, lunar eclipses separated by a full Saros cycle have similar features, including the time of the year and the distance of the Moon from the Earth. Near to the reddish lunar eclipse , Mars will also be looking fairly spectacular. The blood moon from Terry Hills, New South Wales. This is why a total lunar eclipse is often referred to as a "blood moon".

World Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Cohen source to CNN
Author: 0 Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Cohen source to CNN

But according to CNN and NBC, Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen , who is under investigation and has fallen out with the president, claims he was present when Donald Jr. When asked whether he wanted Trump to win the 2016 election, Putin replied , "Yes, I did". "He can not be believed", Rudy Giuliani , a lawyer for Trump, said referring to Cohen.

World Facebook Joins YouTube in Suspending Infowars' Alex Jones for Hate Speech
Author: 0 Facebook Joins YouTube in Suspending Infowars' Alex Jones for Hate Speech

The videos were removed from Facebook Thursday, and the suspension follows a similar move by YouTube earlier this week against Jones: Infowars was banned from YouTube's live-streaming platform for three months. "This is war", Jones said in the video. The 30-day ban affects Alex Jones personally , not his fellow Infowars page admins, meaning his "The Alex Jones Channel" and " Infowars " will stay on Facebook for now and his colleagues can continue to post unless they break the ...

World Palestinian Terrorist Stabs 3 Israelis Entering West Bank Jewish Community
Author: 0 Palestinian Terrorist Stabs 3 Israelis Entering West Bank Jewish Community

Avigdor Lieberman said in a tweet on Friday that the construction of new homes would be the "best answer" to the killing of 31-year-old Yotam Ovadia by a Palestinian teenager in the Geva Binyamin (Adam) settlement the night before. Two infantry battalions were deployed in the West Bank in response to the incident, the IDF said. Lone Palestinian attackers have carried out multiple deadly stabbings and car-rammings against Israelis in recent years.

World Trump considering revoking clearance for ex-Obama officials
Author: 0 Trump considering revoking clearance for ex-Obama officials

When a reporter suggested Trump's potential revocations could be to punish the former officials for exercising free speech, Sanders denied the claim. However, Comey said Monday that he no longer had access - and McCabe lost his clearance when Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him in April, a spokeswoman said on Twitter .

World Death toll surpasses 70 in heat wave across Japan
Author: 0 Death toll surpasses 70 in heat wave across Japan

This is also the highest number since the agency began compiling weekly data in 2008. More people are dying from the heat, figures from the Fire and Defence Management Agency (FDMA) show. Less than half of Japan's public schools have air conditioning, and the figure is only slightly higher at public kindergartens. Its advising people to stay out of direct sunlight and drink plenty of water .

World ISIS kills more than 200 in south-west Syria attacks
Author: 0 ISIS kills more than 200 in south-west Syria attacks

The U.K. -based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 156 people were killed. "They kidnapped more than 40 people, all of them women or children", Bou Ammar said. Sweida, which is mainly government-held, had been largely insulated from the conflict raging in the rest of the country since 2011. "Today's crime shows that countries supporting terrorism are trying to breathe life back into the terrorist organisation to keep it as a card in their hand that they will use to achieve political ...

World 1,012 migrant parents reunited with children after latest hearing, U.S. says
Author: 0 1,012 migrant parents reunited with children after latest hearing, U.S. says

Faith-based and other groups have provided meals, clothing, legal advice and plane and bus tickets. Some may be wearing ankle monitors as they await immigration hearing proceedings. Olivares, racial and economic justice program director for the Texas Civil Rights Project, said the U.S.is "failing in a crisis it created". In El Paso, the Annunciation House, which has been assisting dozens of reunited families, said progress has been slow considering Thursday's deadline.

World GOP Lawmakers Move to Impeach Rod Rosenstein
Author: 0 GOP Lawmakers Move to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC also dismissed the possibility, saying it's "more likely" he'd end up " in the NBA playing basketball " than Rosenstein is to be impeached. His open threat of triggering a vote on impeachment - which he can do if he follows a certain set of procedural rules - could help him win concessions on other contentious issues before the House.

World Zoo paints black stripes onto donkeys to make them look like zebras!
Author: 0 Zoo paints black stripes onto donkeys to make them look like zebras!

Mr Sarhan said the enclosure was home to two animals, both which he says were painted. Donkeys have been painted up to look like zebras before in zoos. On first glance, the animal appeared to fit the bill, but a closer look revealed several inconsistencies and a slap-dash paint job. Mohamed Sultan, a Cairo official in charge of the park, denied to local radio station Nogoum FM that the zebra was a fake.

World North, South Korea to hold military talks on July 31: Yonhap
Author: 0 North, South Korea to hold military talks on July 31: Yonhap

At the historic summit in Singapore, the North Korean leader signed a joint agreement to complete de-nuclearisation of the Korea peninsula. The C-17 was transferring the remains to Osan Air Base in South Korea, where a formal repatriation ceremony is to be held on Aug 1.

World Trump to Iran President Rouhani: ‘Be Cautious’
Author: 0 Trump to Iran President Rouhani: ‘Be Cautious’

The tweet came on the heels of Rouhani's warning to Trump that hostile policies could lead to the " mother of all wars " with Iran. Mr Trump earlier this year pulled the U.S. It would be an "obvious mistake" to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable, Khamenei added according to his website. The top USA diplomat said the United Sates is not afraid to pressure the Iranian government at its highest level as he urged all US allies to join in financially ...

World Senators Working on Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Russia Sanctions
Author: 0 Senators Working on Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Russia Sanctions

Instead, ahead of his summit with Putin, he blamed souring U.S. -Russia relations on previous U.S. administrations and the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump's supporters in Congress on Wednesday said they were giving him the benefit of the doubt on apparently rescinding his invitation to Putin. Many Republicans joined Democrats in criticising Trump's summit performance.

World Trump wants to meet Putin early next year, after Russian Federation probe: Bolton
Author: 0 Trump wants to meet Putin early next year, after Russian Federation probe: Bolton

I'm comfortable having presidents sit down and have one-on-ones with foreign leaders, but what I think matters is the message. "If the message is, 'Stop meddling in our country, stop violating our sovereignty, ' then I support that. At the same time, Big Tech observers and others have suggested they don't detect the same kind of surge taking place this year as they did in 2016.

World Stormy Daniels' husband files for divorce in Texas, calls her a cheater
Author: 0 Stormy Daniels' husband files for divorce in Texas, calls her a cheater

JULY 23-In a court filing, the husband of Stormy Daniels accuses the porn actress of committing adultery and cites the alleged extramarital activity as a grounds for divorce. The charge against her was later dropped but TMZ got a copy of the arrest report which showed she listed herself as not married. Daniels, 39, ignited a legal imbroglio and gained worldwide attention by asserting publicly that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, a decade before he was elected president.

World Deportation drama: Student stand-off on Swedish airliner scuppers Afghan expulsion
Author: 0 Deportation drama: Student stand-off on Swedish airliner scuppers Afghan expulsion

Other passengers became angry at Ms Ersson, but she responds saying: "I am very sorry that a man is going to die and you are more anxious about missing your flights". 'All I want to do is stop the deportation and then I will comply with the rules here. While she repeatedly stressed her legal right to protest in the video, authorities told Deutsche Welle that Ersson could face fines and up to six months in jail for disobeying a pilot's orders.

World Russian hackers have infiltrated USA utility networks, DHS says
Author: 0 Russian hackers have infiltrated USA utility networks, DHS says

It was carried out by hackers who worked for a Russian state-sponsored group previously known as Dragonfly or Energetic Bear , the Journal reported. The agency said attacks began in 2016 and continued through 2017, and DHS officials said the campaign was most likely still ongoing. For example, the hackers vacuumed up information showing how utility networks were configured, what equipment was in use and how it was controlled.

World What's in the Trump-Cohen audio - and what's not
Author: 0 What's in the Trump-Cohen audio - and what's not

Napolitano explained that the potential fraud associated with the payments to McDougal would only be a civil fraud, which is less serious than a criminal fraud because McDougal wasn't tricked into losing money. In addition, Trump's attorneys have not claimed the recording is a privileged attorney-client conversation. The tape is one of 12 seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during raids on Cohen's home and office.

World United States airlines poised to change Taiwan references as China deadline looms
Author: 0 United States airlines poised to change Taiwan references as China deadline looms

In January Chinese authorities shut down hotel chain Marriot's Chinese website for a week for listing Hong Kong and Tibet as countries in an online survey. Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson An Fengshan declared that such a referendum would go against the "one China policy" and the "Olympic model", bringing unwanted political disturbances to the games.

World Some 140 Polish firemen on their way to Sweden to combat fires
Author: 0 Some 140 Polish firemen on their way to Sweden to combat fires

The Swedish Forest Agency estimates that about 25,000 hectares of forest and land are burning, or have already burned, representing a value of 900 million kronor, or just over $100 million. In the forests cut through the glade to prevent the fire from spreading. The fires, and the government's reliance on outside help, may even become a topic in the September 9 general election.

World Entire Western Wall Is 'Danger Zone,' Archaeologist Says
Author: 0 Entire Western Wall Is 'Danger Zone,' Archaeologist Says

A boulder fell from an ancient structure in Israel, almost striking a woman. A lonely female worshipper, wrapped in dark clothes, can be seen praying on the edge of the platform, as the rock crashes on the stairs just a few meters away from her.

World 'Witch hunt rigged, a scam!' Trump claims wiretapping documents 'confirm' misconduct
Author: 0 'Witch hunt rigged, a scam!' Trump claims wiretapping documents 'confirm' misconduct

On Sunday, Page said on CNN's "State of the Union": "I've never been the agent of a foreign power". One of Donald Trump's ex-foreign policy aides says allegations that he worked with the Russian government during the 2016 U.S. Burr and Nunes have been on opposite sides of a number of key issues related to the Justice Department and intelligence community's handling of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

World Cohen gives prosecutors 12 recordings
Author: 0 Cohen gives prosecutors 12 recordings

Jones was tasked with going through every piece of evidence seized from Cohen's home , office and hotel room by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to ensure the documents, or recordings in this case, were not privileged. Citing a source familiar with the recording, CNN reported that when Trump was informed about the tape he said he couldn't "believe Michael would do this to me".

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