• Egyptian visits Israel to push for peace
Egyptian visits Israel to push for peace

Egypt is ready to contribute to achieve this goal". After years of domestic upheaval in Egypt following the 2011 "Arab Spring", Sisi is trying to reestablish the mediating role that former President Hosni Mubarak once played before he was forced to resign, analysts said.

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  • Bahrain: UN chief condemns dissolution of Al-Wefaq political party
Bahrain: UN chief condemns dissolution of Al-Wefaq political party

The administrative court in Manama also ordered the funds of the group, found guilty of "harbouring terrorism" among other charges, to be seized by the government, said the justice ministry. It was an allusion to Iran, which Bahrain accuses of fomenting unrest among its Shiite majority. Its Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, warned that ...

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  • Cable TV services, internet suspended in Jammu & Kashmir as curfew continues
Cable TV services, internet suspended in Jammu & Kashmir as curfew continues

Unwilling to take any chances, Indian authorities appear to be persisting with their clampdown to avoid aggravating tensions in view of Pakistan's call for a "black day" on Wednesday to protest India's handling of dissent in Kashmir. Islamabad summoned New Delhi's envoy on Monday and conveyed Pakistan's "serious concern" over the recent violen...

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  • David Sullivan offers update on West Ham's pursuit of Carlos Bacca
David Sullivan offers update on West Ham's pursuit of Carlos Bacca

The 26-year-old forward, who was absent from the club's United States tour because of illness, is believed to be keen to leave the London club this summer. The 26-year-old striker refused to travel with the Hammers for their pre-season training camp in Austria. "Until we bring strikers in we simply can not let strikers go".

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  • UMBRELLA DAY: Thunderstorms predicted
UMBRELLA DAY: Thunderstorms predicted

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for portions of NY and New Jersey. High temperatures will rise into the mid-90s, and heat index readings could rise above 110 degrees on Wednesday through Friday , forecasters warned. The watch area in northern New Jersey includes Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon and Middlesex counties and covers Monro...

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  • Taylor Swift 'considering suing Kanye West' after release of recorded phone call
Taylor Swift 'considering suing Kanye West' after release of recorded phone call

The singer's team claimed that West did not call Swift for her approval and that the lyrics were clearly inappropriate. Then, West and Swift had a public fight over the lyrics of the song " Famous ". Kanye: Oh ok do, you still got- you still got the Nashville number? I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. It's obviously very tongue-in-ch...

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  • Sun-powered Solar Impulse plane on next-to-last leg of worldwide journey
Sun-powered Solar Impulse plane on next-to-last leg of worldwide journey

Flying through the haze over the pyramids of Giza, an experimental solar-powered airplane arrived on Wednesday in Egypt as part of its globe-circling voyage. "I met him when I was 11, we were both at the Apollo 12 takeoff, and for me Lindbergh is one of these heroes who did what no one thought was possible", Piccard said by phone.

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  • 10-day curfew cripples life amid media lockdown in Kashmir (Evening Lead)
10-day curfew cripples life amid media lockdown in Kashmir (Evening Lead)

Normal life has remained paralysed since last Saturday in Kashmir on account of separatist sponsored-strike and curfew-like restrictions imposed by authorities. "Forces seem to be resorting to disproportionate use of force while dealing with the protestors". Also, two fully equipped infantry battalions of the Army were brought from Jammu on Tuesday...

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  • F1: Hamilton wins British GP
F1: Hamilton wins British GP

The defending three-time champion reeled off his fourth win in five races to close on Rosberg in the title chase. Hamilton's victory completes a hat trick of consecutive home wins at the British GP for the Mercedes driver, and is his fourth win on home soil and 47th F1 career victory.

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  • UC Berkeley Student Identified as Victim in Nice, France Attack
UC Berkeley Student Identified as Victim in Nice, France Attack

UC Berkeley confirms that California student Nicolas Leslie was killed in Nice, France terror attack after an extensive search by friends and family. A vigil is planned for 4:30 p.m. Monday on Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. "Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by the senseless violence that occurred yesterday in Nice, France...

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  • Mini-heatwave in Derby now but storms are on the way
Mini-heatwave in Derby now but storms are on the way

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a warning to older people and those with health conditions, over the forecast "heatwave" effecting parts of England. "We are anticipating the most intense activity to be in Wales, northern England and the Midlands, but...there are likely to be impacts for Scotland as well", said Met Office spokesman Grahame Ma...

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  • Protests break out on Republican convention floor
Protests break out on Republican convention floor

Melania Trump took the stage and made the case for why her husband, NY business tycoon Donald Trump, should be the next president of the United States . The businessman has cast aside decades of Republican orthodoxy in his unexpected political rise, creating a crisis within the GOP about its future.

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  • 208 people died in Friday's coup bid - PM
208 people died in Friday's coup bid - PM

Among them are 100 policemen, more than 6,000 military, 755 judges and prosecutors and 650 civilians. Late on Monday, Erdogan told CNN International that he would approve any decision by the country's parliament to reinstate the death penalty as calls grow for executions in the plot's aftermath.

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  • The 'show biz' in Trump's GOP convention far short of A-list
The 'show biz' in Trump's GOP convention far short of A-list

Scott Baio , a former teen idol and sitcom star from Happy Days , Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles in Charge , will give a speech at this week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, voicing his support for presidential candidate Donald Trump .

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  • Pak declares Wani as 'martyr'; to observe July 19 as black day
Pak declares Wani as 'martyr'; to observe July 19 as black day

A strict curfew was in effect in troubled areas for the ninth straight day Sunday, with hundreds of thousands of people trying to cope with shortages of food and other necessities. No newspaper - English, Urdu or Kashmiri - was available as the authorities gagged the media in the Valley, media houses claimed. "Kashmiris are our own people", he sa...

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  • Germany says death penalty in Turkey would end European Union accession talks
Germany says death penalty in Turkey would end European Union accession talks

Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference earlier on Monday that Germany and the European Union categorically reject the death penalty . "And we also urge the government of Turkey to uphold the highest standards of respect for the nation's democratic institutions and the rule of law".

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  • Brexit talks should include the
Brexit talks should include the "possibility" of a united Ireland - Enda Kenny

Kenny even likened the scenario to West and East Germany once the Berlin Wall was demolished. "Any perception that the United Kingdom is being punished for its democratic decision to exit the European Union will only further inflame the growing populist backlash against European integration", Kenny said in a speech to academics.

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  • Deaths in auto bomb market attack near Baghdad
Deaths in auto bomb market attack near Baghdad

President Barack Obama has approved the additional deployment announced Monday, which will bring the total number of USA servicemen in Iraq to around 4,600. A picture taken through a hole on a building shows Fallujah, 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the Iraqi capital Baghdad , after Iraqi forces retook the embattled city from the Islamic State group...

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  • EU, Germany warn Turkey against reintroducing death penalty
EU, Germany warn Turkey against reintroducing death penalty

Talks of reintroducing the death penalty have revived in Turkey following a failed military coup attempt over the weekend, in which at least 290 people were killed. "I think our government will speak with the opposition and come to a decision", Erdogan said on July 17. In the aftermath of Friday's failed coup, thousands of Erdogan supporters ...

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  • Top lines from the Republican convention's first night
Top lines from the Republican convention's first night

Democrats say the way to overcome persuadable voters' skepticism is to tell them about what she's accomplished in her public roles, convincing them she's best for the job, even if they may not completely trust her. Late Monday night, Trump's silhouette appeared on the convention stage as Queen's " We Are the Champions " boomed. Campaign chairma...

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