• Chinese tourists detained over Nazi salute in Berlin
Chinese tourists detained over Nazi salute in Berlin

While many Europeans will be aware of the anti-Nazi laws in Germany, that is unlikely to be the case for many foreign visitors. Police guarding the Reichstag , which today is the seat of the lower house of the German Parliament , saw the two tourists, aged 36 and 49, taking photographs of each other giving the salute, according to a police stat...

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  • Two East Texas Boy Scouts killed, one injured in boating accident
Two East Texas Boy Scouts killed, one injured in boating accident

The 16-year-old and 18-year-old were found in the water, dead, near the Catamaran, TPWD said . A third scout was injured and taken to a Shreveport hospital. Balkcom said the boat was impounded so investigators can "a full picture of what happened in this horrendous event". He was airlifted about 70 miles to LSU Medical Center-Shreveport in Louis...

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  • Powerball Fever: Jackpot now a whopping $307M
Powerball Fever: Jackpot now a whopping $307M

Would-be millionaires now have two opportunities to try for jackpots of more than $300 million. "This weekend is a Lottery player's dream". But Powerball wasn't the only game to have a jackpot roll. Ticket's for Wednesday's drawing can be purchased until 9:50 p.m. that day. They also have the Power Play option, which lifted their winnings to $2 m...

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  • Chicago Sues US Over Restricted Funding for 'Sanctuary Cities'
Chicago Sues US Over Restricted Funding for 'Sanctuary Cities'

The lawsuit, the first of its kind, challenges the Trump administration's requirement that cities detain suspects for questioning by federal immigration authorities or see their grant funding for municipal police departments withheld. Regardless, "by taking simple, commonsense considerations into account, we are encouraging every jurisdiction i...

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  • Fatal accident with Dutch attraction in USA caused by
Fatal accident with Dutch attraction in USA caused by "excessive corrosion"

KMG said it sent a team of investigators to inspect the ride in Columbus, Ohio , and reviewed security footage of the fatal incident. Several other state fairs have also shut down similar attractions for inspection, as a precautionary measure.

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  • Zuma no confidence motion: MPs can vote in secret
Zuma no confidence motion: MPs can vote in secret

The move, announced by Baleka Mbete , could encourage some members of the ruling African National Congress ( ANC ) party to oust the president who has been in power since 2009. Should the motion fail she also would have presented the ANC with an opportunity to gloat about its unshakeable unity despite the odds. ANC parliamentary chief whip Jacks...

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  • Jordan king reaffirms support to Palestinians in talks with Abbas
Jordan king reaffirms support to Palestinians in talks with Abbas

The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said the two leaders would discuss "recent Israeli steps at blessed al-Aksa mosque and what happened in Jerusalem as a result of the tensions [they caused]". "It was agreed to form a joint crisis team, which will continue to assess the past phase and its lessons, and to assess any challenges we may face at ...

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  • UN Diplomat: $1 billion in N. Korea exports would be banned
UN Diplomat: $1 billion in N. Korea exports would be banned

Liu, asked about the role of US pressure in negotiations, said China has been consistent on its aim of achieving denuclearization, peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and trying "to re-launch negotiations to achieve this end". Washington imposed new unilateral sanctions on Moscow on Wednesday to punish Russian Federation over accusations of...

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  • 'Virus' never allowed elected PMs to finish tenures: Nawaz Sharif
'Virus' never allowed elected PMs to finish tenures: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's mix of political parties means that whoever wins Punjab, which is home to more than half the country's population, is likely to form the next government . He stepped down almost an year before Pakistan would have participated in the scheduled general elections. The last foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, was appointed by the Pakistan ...

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  • 12 killed in a church attack
12 killed in a church attack

Up to 18 other worshippers were wounded in the early morning incident at the church in Ozubulu near the city of Onitsha. "The Senate will continue to offer assistance in this endeavour because today, all of us as Nigerians have been attacked by this senseless act committed by evil people", he said.

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  • J&K Police arrest three in Amarnath terror attack case, reiterate Lashkar's involvement
J&K Police arrest three in Amarnath terror attack case, reiterate Lashkar's involvement

LeT commander Abu Ismail, a Pakistani national, is believed to be the mastermind of the Amarnath terror attack which killed eight pilgrims, including six women. Asked if the militants wanted a flare-up of communal tension by attacking the pilgrims, Khan said the pilgrims weren't the focus of the attack. Army spokesman Lt.

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  • US Migration Likely To Get Easier For Educated Indians Proficient In English
US Migration Likely To Get Easier For Educated Indians Proficient In English

In fact, a young Indian with an Indian master's degree who is proficient in English and who has a job offer from a U.S. company will have a shot at a Green Card . Yes, Trump may give entry to high skilled, educationally-privileged Indians at the expense of family ties-based immigration that has been the primary route for more than half a century...

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  • China warns Indian troops to get out of contested region
China warns Indian troops to get out of contested region

Beijing has responded belligerently to the issue, accusing India of entering Chinese territory (the area where the standoff is taking place is in fact disputed between China and Bhutan) and demanding a non-conditional withdrawal of Indian troops.

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  • Philippines seeks ASEAN consensus on North Korea response
Philippines seeks ASEAN consensus on North Korea response

Robespierre L. Bolivar, spokesman of the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs, said the foreign ministers "endorsed the framework of the code of conduct for eventual adoption at the ASEAN-China ministerial meeting on August 6". But on the South China Sea dispute - one of Asia's other top powder keg issues - there was far less consensus with...

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  • Pence Calls Report That He's Prepping for 2020 'Laughable and Absurd'
Pence Calls Report That He's Prepping for 2020 'Laughable and Absurd'

That Times report says that in light of Trump's ham-handed start as president, Pence and other prominent Republicans - like OH governor John Kasich , senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse, and some donors and never-Trump commentators - are already putting together what amounts to a GOP shadow campaign for the White House.

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  • Lavrov: We Feel US Readiness To Continue Dialogue
Lavrov: We Feel US Readiness To Continue Dialogue

Mr Lavrov said Mr Tillerson told him the USA special representative on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, would hold talks with a senior aide to Mr Putin, Vladimir Surkov, "in the nearest future". is believed to have far fewer than 755 American employees working in the country. They also seized two United States diplomatic properties. On Thursday, Trump reluc...

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  • Al-Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close broadcaster
Al-Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close broadcaster

All journalists working within Israel must be accredited by the government, and both civilian and military authorities have wide latitude to censor print and broadcast publications, according to the US State Department. Israel plans to block Al Jazeera broadcasts and close down its local bureau claiming the news organisation "supports terrorism "...

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  • Eiffel Tower suspect says he was in touch with IS member
Eiffel Tower suspect says he was in touch with IS member

Investigations have been opened to the Anti-Terrorist Section of the Criminal Brigade (SAT) and to the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI) and the charges are "terrorist criminal association for the commission of crimes of genocide, attacks on persons" and "attempted assassination of persons holding public authority in connection with a...

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  • Second Test: Mendis, Karunaratne defy India
Second Test: Mendis, Karunaratne defy India

Sri Lanka will take some comfort, however, from a second innings resurgence that was built around the 191-run stand between Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis , who fell for 110 on Saturday. Karunartane, after his 307-ball vigil, got a wicked delivery that jumped off his gloves with Ajinkya Rahane running behind the wicketkeeper to take the catch.

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  • Eric Bolling suspended by Fox News amid claims of inappropriate behavior
Eric Bolling suspended by Fox News amid claims of inappropriate behavior

Some (it's unknown how numerous three) are still employed by Fox and all are anonymous in the HuffPost report, though 12 additional anonymous sources confirmed they'd seen or heard of the alleged photo. Things are still not looking good at Fox News . Now it is our turn to question whether Bolling is not himself also a " sick human being ". A...

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