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As fallout from the Putin summit grows more toxic, Trump makes an all-caps threat against Iran and launches false attacks on Mueller

President Donald Trump is lashing out in all directions as the fallout from his summit with Vladimir Putin becomes ever more toxic, the Russia investigation grinds on with no end in sight, and his frustration boils over on a lack of progress on North Korea.

Stelter: Sirens are going off all over the place

CNN's Brian Stelter says there are warning signs everywhere after President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Analysis: Trump's 'hoax' tweet means the press has even more questions to ask

NYT reporter: Trump often tells the truth

CNN political analyst and New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman discusses how President Trump operates with CNN's Brian Stelter, saying people shouldn't always look for underlying motives for Trump's actions.

Opinion: The GOP has one big problem in November

President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to lash out at someone. (I know, what's new?) While Trump's target, special counsel Robert Mueller, was familiar, Trump's line of attack was new. The President tweeted that the Mueller investigation "seems intent on damaging the Republican Party's chances in the November Election."

Inside the many possible endings to the Russia probe

With the recent criminal indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents, the special counsel's office made clear it has a treasure trove of information for its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. What's less obvious is how long Robert Mueller will continue his work.

Trump tweets an explosive, all-caps threat to Iran

US President Donald Trump has launched a furious all-caps Twitter rebuke of Iran declaring "you will suffer consequences the likes of which few have ever suffered before."

Rand Paul to ask Trump to revoke Brennan security clearance

Republican Sen. Rand Paul tweeted Monday that he will ask President Donald Trump to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who criticized Trump's performance last week at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

US interpreter: Atrocious for us to testify

Former Russian interpreter for Ronald Reagan, Dimitry Zarechnak, details the exchange that goes on between two presidents and their interpreters during one-on-one meetings.

N. Korea wants bold US move toward peace before denuclearization, source says

Continued negotiations between North Korea and the US on denuclearization hinge on Washington's willingness to make a "bold move" and agree to a peace treaty with Pyongyang, according to an official with close knowledge of North Korea's position on the matter.

Tariffs and Brexit could kill this steel company

Opinion: Is Trump a danger or just 'incompetent' and a 'buffoon'?

In The Boston Globe last week, distinguished scholar Andrew Bacevich put forth some strong criticism of President Donald Trump's opponents. He said he increasingly has come to believe that "Trump's election has induced a paranoid response, one that, unless curbed, may well pose a greater danger to the country than Trump himself. This paranoid response finds expression in obsessive attention given to just about anything Trump says, along with equally obsessive speculation about what he might do next."

FBI releases Carter Page surveillance warrant documents

The FBI on Saturday released a redacted version of its previously classified foreign surveillance warrant application on Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, which has been the subject of a heated partisan debate over the FBI's tactics investigating members of the Trump campaign.

Ex-Trump aide: The US failed Carter Page

Michael Caputo, a former aide to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, says the FBI and federal judges who approved and released a foreign surveillance warrant application on Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page owe him an apology.

Toronto gunman kills 2, injures 12, police say

Multiple people were shot outside of a Toronto, Canada, restaurant around 10 p.m. Sunday, Toronto police Sgt. Glenn Russell tells CNN.

Papa John's is worried that Papa John will try to take over the company

Former NFL head coach dies

Store owner blames racism for call to police to check on him

A San Francisco lemonade business owner is blaming racism for a call to police that saw him questioned outside his own store on suspicion of burgling it.

Elon Musk tweets, Tesla's stock tumbles

Survivor says duck boat captain told them they wouldn't need life jackets

Investigations are underway after a duck boat capsized during a storm in southwestern Missouri last week, leaving 17 people dead.

Women say train worker called them porn stars

A group of friends in Utah say a train employee harassed them after they went into the bathroom together.

Driver live streamed unsuspecting passengers -- and it was completely legal

Uber and Lyft have suspended a driver following a report that he livestreamed passengers without their expressed consent.

Nikki Haley and Jared Kushner: For Gaza peace, tell the truth about Hamas

The old cliché about turning around a battleship is true. It doesn't happen quickly. But something is happening at the United Nations that proves that changing course is possible, and it holds important lessons for how the world considers issues in the Middle East.

New York Daily News to slash half of its newsroom

Johnny Manziel traded to Canadian football team

Whoopi Goldberg kicks guest off 'The View'

Actress and host of "The View" Whoopi Goldberg got into a shouting match with Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro.

Tour de France rider expelled after punch

Jockey hospitalized after horse dies during ride

Actress halts Comic-Con panel for this moment

At the San Diego Comic-Con a fan shared a story about a near-death experience and how Jamie Lee Curtis' character in the movie "Halloween" kept him alive.

Kid gets signed baseball after adult steals foul ball

George H.W. Bush's cardiologist killed

A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.

Video of Obama's dance moves goes viral

Former US President Barack Obama showed off his dance moves with his step-grandmother while visiting a youth center opened by his half-sister in Kogelo, Kenya.

Huge savings for American homeowners ends soon

JPMorgan Chase CEO opens up on the trade war, infrastructure 'emergency' and Trump

How Jamie Dimon would fix income inequality

In an exclusive interview at the launch of the Chicago Entrepreneurs of Color Fund, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon tells CNN's Christine Romans that he would implement a negative income tax and declare a national emergency on infrastructure and education.

JPMorgan's head on working with Trump

In an exclusive interview at the launch of the Chicago Entrepreneurs of Color Fund, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon tells CNN's Christine Romans that despite not agreeing with all of President Trump's policies, he believes it's still best for businesses to work with the government.

Opinion: Why the US and the EU need a trade ceasefire

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics and issues the President needs to know to make informed decisions.

105.98 degrees is highest on record in Japan as deadly heat wave continues

Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures.

Storms, landslides and heat pound Asia

Extreme weather is striking parts of Asia with deadly flash-flooding in Vietnam, a tropical storm prompting evacuations and disrupting travel in China and an ongoing heat wave in Japan.

See tornado rip buildings off ground in Iowa

An Iowa resident captured a tornado ripping through his neighborhood in Bondurant.

See wave of garbage off the Dominican Republic

Video taken by "Parley for the Oceans" on July 14 shows a "dense garbage carpet" covering the water in Santo Domingo.

Olympian: This is what it means to be an American

I am an American.

The face that launched a billion-dollar beauty empire

Beauty is big business. In Forbes' recent list of "America's Richest Self-Made Women," seven out of 60 made their fortunes in cosmetics and skincare. One of them is Dubai-based makeup mogul Huda Kattan.

What a shot! 23 amazing sports photos

Take a look at 23 amazing sports photos from July 16 through July 22.

Looking to buy your first home? Good luck with that

Experimental treatment uses modified stem cells to fight cancer

I would body-slam a groper, too

Reagan aide: Condemn Trump's 'enemy of the people' rhetoric

Montenegro writer: Trump doesn't understand us

Imagine a country so small that the whole ski-in-the-morning, beach-in-the-afternoon thing is feasible. That's Montenegro, a country on the Balkan Peninsula, full of natural wonders and beauty and where people are known for their candor, enthusiasm and hospitality.

Cohen's recording of Trump is a warning sign


Toronto shooting: Gunman kills two in Greektown district

The attacker, who injured another 12 people when firing on a busy street, also died at the scene.

Trump and Iran's Rouhani trade angry threats

Rising Iran-US tension sparks barbs of "the mother of all wars" and "you will suffer".

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for crackdown on vaccine industry

It is unclear how many people have received faulty vaccines for rabies and other diseases.

Islamic State 'Beatles' duo: UK 'will not block death penalty'

They could be tried in the US after the UK dropped its demand against the death penalty.

Syria White Helmets evacuation criticised by government

The Assad government calls the removal of volunteers and their families a "criminal operation".

Why millions listen to this nine-year-old girl's advice

How a nine-year-old girl is helping to keep people safe in London.

Macron aide: French MPs grill minister in beating row

The French president is under pressure as an ex-aide is charged over an assault.

German FA rejects Ozil's racism claim

Germany's football association rejects allegations of racism from Mesut Ozil but accepts it could have done more to protect him from abuse.

The Equalizer 2 beats Mamma Mia as sequels dominate US box office

It was a close race between The Equalizer 2 and Mamma Mia 2 at the US box office over the weekend.

Hyperloop test pod sets speed record

German engineering students set a record as their pod hits 457km/h in a hyperloop tunnel test.

Acid attack on three-year-old boy: Three men arrested

The three-year-old, who was attacked at a Home Bargains store, suffered burns to his arm and face.

Uber driver streamed hidden camera videos on Twitch

Uber and Lyft suspend a driver who live-streamed videos of his passengers without their knowledge.

Brush fire burns in Californian hills

Windy weather and tinder-dry grasslands fuelled a brush fire in California.

Beach umbrella impales woman in chest in Ocean City, Maryland

A woman is airlifted to hospital after she is struck by a parasol carried by the wind on a US beach.

Yemen's island 'jewel' under threat

The Yemeni island Socotra's unique environment is at risk from the conflict in the country.

Comic-Con: Godzilla, Shazam, Fantastic Beasts and other big reveals

The huge television and film convention has come to San Diego and there have been plenty of spoilers...

Germany Mud Olympics: Competitors get caked at annual event

Hundreds of competitors played football, volleyball and handball on the mud flats of the Elbe river.

The woman helping domestic abuse victims with Instagram

The young Australian blogger travelling across the world to help domestic abuse victims.

Meet the mayor of a French World War One 'ghost village'

Ten thousand dead soldiers have been lying under Fleury-devant-Douaumont since World War One.

'I violently, physically and mentally burnt out'

What happens when the boss burns out

Waterspout over Black Sea in Russia

The rare phenomenon appeared off the coast of a seaside town.

Thousands race in Bosphorus cross-continental swim

About 2,400 people from 50 countries have participated in the 30th annual swim across the Bosphorus.

Martin Pistorius: 'My mind was trapped in a useless body for a decade'

Martin Pistorius had locked-in syndrome and was trapped inside his mind for more than a decade. Now he's about to become a father.

A legendary 'mermaid' still swimming at 78

Vicki Smith, 78, performs underwater as a mermaid at an iconic Florida park

The National Science and Maths Quiz has kept Ghanaians thrilled for 25 years

A TV school quiz show has Ghana gripped. We meet one of the contestants and follow him on the road to victory. But did he get there?

The inside story of the faked murder that fooled the world

Faking a murder: The assassin, the police, the victim and his wife explain how they convinced the world it was real.

French beating scandal reveals Macron's feet of clay

This affair will pass but the ham-fisted response exposes a lack of talent in the Elysée.

Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks

Hundreds of lives may have been saved during the latest Ebola outbreak after one key development.

How saleswomen in India finally won the 'right to sit'

Many said their pay was docked if they sat down or even leaned against a wall during working hours.

Letter from Africa: The Ghana quiz show bigger than the World Cup

Elizabeth Ohene explores whether it has inspired a generation of scientists and mathematicians.

The 13-year-old who built a best-selling lemonade brand

Teenage entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer is the boss and founder of popular US drinks firm Me & The Bees Lemonade.

Zimbabwe election: Five things

More than five million Zimbabweans are going to the polls on 30 July to vote in historic elections. But what makes it different from previous votes?

Parents of premature babies face a further trauma - PTSD

There is a lack of psychological support for parents in neonatal units, a charity says.

How Netflix went from pioneer to powerhouse

Netflix started as a mail order DVD service, but it's now admired and feared by the biggest media firms.

The mafia murders that brought down Slovakia's government

Before his death, Jan Kuciak uncovered the presence of an Italian organised crime group in Slovakia.

Pakistan election: Who's who and why it matters

The lead-up to the vote has been dramatic, with an ex-PM arrested and several deadly militant attacks.

Atlanta's Paper Boi on race and rap stardom in the USA

Newsbeat speaks to Paper Boi - aka Brian Tyree Henry - the breakout star of Donald Glover's satire on life as a black American.

Richarlison: Everton medical for Watford forward before £50m move

Watford forward Richarlison has a medical at Everton and the Toffees hope to complete a deal that could eventually be worth £50m within 24 hours.

Tour de France: Chris Froome says he and Geraint Thomas are in a 'dream position'

Chris Froome says he and Tour de France leader Geraint Thomas are in a "dream position" and it would be "fantastic" if his team-mate won the race.

Joao Moutinho: Wolves to sign Portugal midfielder from Monaco

Premier League side Wolves are to sign experienced Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m.

Francesco Molinari wins The Open after holding off Tiger Woods, Justin Rose & Rory McIlroy

Francesco Molinari becomes the first Italian to win a major, holding off a pack of heavyweight names to claim The Open Championship at Carnoustie.

The Open 2018: 'Miraculous' eagles & vintage Tiger in shots of the tournament

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson feature in the best shots of the tournament from the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie.

'The screeching drill, the burnt flesh - my dental nightmare'

Eight years of dental pain and soaring bills set Natalia Guerrero thinking about the millions who need treatment but cannot pay for it.

Mustafa Dawood: Brother's questions after immigration raid death

Asylum seeker Mustafa Dawood fell to his death from a roof, now his family want answers.

'I was a child carer - it made me who I am today'

From 12, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett helped look after her severely autistic brother. She says it was the defining experience of her life.


Britain warns EU: we face 'Brexit no-deal by accident' unless you change course

Stalemate over WikiLeaks Assange's future 'coming to a head': source

Gunman kills two, injures 12 on bustling Toronto avenue, police say

Ozil departure puts focus on German relations with Turkish community

How does British PM May relax? Walking, cooking and U.S. police drama NCIS

Exclusive: Alleged Russian agent Butina met with U.S. Treasury, Fed officials

Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' U.S., or suffer consequences

U.N. court orders UAE to reunite Qatari families in discrimination case

Reuters reporter says Myanmar police planted 'secret' papers

Duterte ally and ex-Philippine president Arroyo gets house speaker job

Philippines' Duterte to keep up 'relentless and chilling' drugs war

Far from Ethiopia's capital, change remains a distant dream

Rare secular candidate in Pakistan hounded by angry mobs

Bosnian Serb leader pushes to overturn Srebrenica massacre report

Indonesia still has too much corruption, says Suharto's son

Somalia's al Shabaab says it storms military base, kills 27 troops

Security forces end attack on Erbil governorate by suspected Islamic State militants

Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper

Trump says he 'gave up nothing' at Putin meeting

German soccer body rejects Ozil's racism accusations


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White House blames Iran for war of words with Trump - Washington Post

Gunman kills 2, wounds 12 others in Toronto before being found dead - Washington Post

Rattled or frustrated, Trump is lashing out all over - CNN

Beach umbrella impales woman in chest at Maryland beach, official says - USA TODAY

Trump calls for end of Mueller probe, saying it's 'discredited' by Carter Page surveillance - Washington Post

Man won't face charges after shooting father in Florida parking lot because of 'stand your ground' law - USA TODAY

Kavanaugh Could Tip Supreme Court Against Gun Control Laws - NPR

Sacha Baron Cohen target: Georgia lawmaker shows world how baring buttocks terrifies terrorists - Washington Post

Three arrested after 3-year-old's face burned in acid attack - New York Daily News

Britain would not block death penalty for IS suspects - Daily Telegraph - Reuters


Trump Blames The Media For His Bad Days. So Do His Supporters.

Trump Blames The Media For His Bad Days. So Do His Supporters.President Donald Trump attacked the media on Sunday for its coverage of his

James Comey Pleads With Democrats: 'Don't Rush To The Socialist Left'

James Comey Pleads With Democrats: 'Don't Rush To The Socialist Left'Former FBI director James Comey pleaded with Democrats Sunday not to veer

Three-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Suspected U.K. Acid Attack

Three-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Suspected U.K. Acid AttackA 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said

Former president George HW Bush?s cardiologist killed in bicycle drive-by shooting

Former president George HW Bush’s cardiologist killed in bicycle drive-by shootingGeorge HW Bush’s former cardiologist has been killed in a bicycle drive-by shooting in Houston, Texas. Dr Mark Hausknecht was riding his bicycle near the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women hospital just before 9am, when he was shot twice by another man on a bicycle, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference. Mr Hausknecht, 65, encountered the shooter as the pair rode in opposite directions down the same street.

Stay still! Living statues take over Belgian town

Stay still! Living statues take over Belgian townIssac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci and Albert Einstein strode into a tiny Belgian town at the weekend to stand alongside more unconventional figures at Europe’s biggest “living statue” festival.

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ABC7 AccuWeather ForecastWatch the latest ABC7 AccuWeather forecast.

The Army?s Advanced New Night Vision Goggles Are Just Over The Horizon

The Army’s Advanced New Night Vision Goggles Are Just Over The HorizonA big deal?

Crying Neo-Nazi Chris Cantwell Pleads Guilty To Assault At Charlottesville Rally

Crying Neo-Nazi Chris Cantwell Pleads Guilty To Assault At Charlottesville RallyChristopher Charles Cantwell, a white supremacist who was labeled the "crying

Islamic State announces death of one of its Egypt branch leaders

Islamic State announces death of one of its Egypt branch leadersA local leader of Islamic State's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has been killed, the group and a security source said on Sunday. The group identified the leader as Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi and released a poster-like mourning notice titled "Caravans of shuhada (martyrs)" with a photo of a smiling, bearded man wearing a coat and a cap. "Brother Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi, may God accept him," a brief message posted on the group's telegram channels read, without giving details on where, when or how he was killed.

Trump Tweets Late-Night Threat At Iranian President: 'BE CAUTIOUS'

Trump Tweets Late-Night Threat At Iranian President: 'BE CAUTIOUS'President Donald Trump sent out a furious, all-caps tweet aimed at Iranian

Russia demands US release 'spy', calls charges false

Russia demands US release 'spy', calls charges falseRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Saturday that the arrest of a Russian gun rights enthusiast on espionage charges in the United States was "unacceptable", his ministry said. US prosecutors say Maria Butina, 29, exploited her close links with the powerful NRA gun lobby while posing as a visiting graduate student to endear herself with senior Republicans, guided by one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's major political supporters, Alexander Torshin. In a telephone call with Pompeo, Lavrov "stressed that the actions of American authorities who arrested the Russian citizen Butina based on false accusations is totally unacceptable," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoffLOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before handcuffing himself and surrendering to police. No hostages were seriously hurt.

Israel evacuates 400-plus White Helmets to Jordan for resettlement in UK, Canada and Germany 

Israel evacuates 400-plus White Helmets to Jordan for resettlement in UK, Canada and Germany Hundreds of White Helmet search and rescue volunteers and their families have been rescued from Syria via Israel in a secret overnight operation backed by the UK.  The group will be resettled in Canada and Germany, and the UK after diplomatic efforts to secure safe passage for the group, who were stranded in the volatile Golan Heights region on the border with Israel. The group of more than 400, including women and children, was evacuated from Syria into Israel late Saturday night under cover of darkness, in an unprecedented operation few knew about until after its successful completion. Uncertainty still clouds the situation, with initial reports Sunday morning saying 800 Syrians had entered Jordan. Jordanian officials on Sunday afternoon revised that number to 422. With a lack of clarity over how many White Helmets entered Israel and how many went on to enter Jordan, there are fears for any rescuers and their families left behind. The group now inside Jordan is under guard in a secure location. The country has received assurances they will be resettled through the UN’s refugee agency within three months.  The last-minute rescue of the famed first responders, officially known as the Syrian Civil Defence, came as a result of discreet high-level negotiations between the US, UK, and allies, spurred by fear for their immediate safety working in opposition areas under heavy regime bombardment.  The regime is known to exact punishment on those it considers to be traitors, which includes the White Helmets, whose work includes pulling bodies from the trail of wreckage left behind by government airstrikes. With opposition-held territory dwindling by the day, the group had gathered in the shadow of Israel’s border fence, where hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians have sought safety from airstrikes. The Israeli military, which facilitated the group’s passage from the border area outside the Golan Heights into Israel, called the transfer of the group “an exceptional humanitarian effort.” Over nearly five years, Israeli soldiers have evolved a slick, highly choreographed cross-border routine, whereby the Golan fence is open and pre-approved Syrians are permitted through, one by one, under the gaze of Israeli sharpshooters in night-vision goggles.  It is thought that the White Helmets and their families entered Israel this way, though never before has a cross-border mission facilitated the entry of so many Syrians at once. “White Helmets have been the target of attacks and, due to their high profile, we judged that, in these particular circumstances, the volunteers required immediate protection. We therefore took steps with the aim of affording that protection to as many of the volunteers and their families as possible,” said Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt in a joint statement. Q&A | Syrian Civil Defence, aka The White Helmets The MPs cited the more than 115,000 lives thought to have been saved by the White Helmets, who they called “brave and selfless”. A message from a member of the White Helmet group inside Jordan said most of those rescued expected to be relocated to Canada. There was no confirmation of how many of the group the UK had agreed to take.    Jordan, which already hosts at least 600,000 UN-registered Syrian refugees, says it is unable to accept any more Syrian refugees. Despite this, the country has also recently offered temporary access to a group of Al Jazeera journalists spirited out of southern Syria in the hours before the Assad government reasserted control of the border. The White Helmets are expected to follow a similar process to the journalists, remaining at a hotel in Amman, closely monitored by the country’s security services, until they leave on one-way tickets to new lives in the UK, Germany or Canada. Israel officially maintains a non-intervention policy on Syria but has offered humanitarian aid through its border fence and permitted the entry of more than 3,000 Syrians for medical treatment since 2013 as part of Operation Good Neighbour. The Western-funded White Helmets operate in opposition-controlled areas of Syria, digging people out of the wreckage typically left behind by barrel bombs and airstrikes. They gained worldwide renown in 2016 when a British documentary on the group won an Academy Award.

In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa tiesBy Tim Cocks and Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to sign bilateral deals, the first leg of an Africa tour that will also take him to Rwanda and South Africa, the latter for a summit of BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. China now does more trade with Africa than any other nation does, and its consistent overtures to the continent contrast sharply with the United States, whose President Donald Trump has shown little interest in it.

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremonyMost members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday. The "Wild Boars" are enjoying their first few days home after being discharged from hospital and speaking to the media about their harrowing ordeal inside the Tham Luang cave near the Myanmar border. All made a speedy and surprising recovery after a week in hospital, and on their first day out they prayed for good fortune in a traditional ceremony and mourned a former Thai navy SEAL who died during the rescue efforts.

Hillary Clinton Wants to Help Reunite Immigrant Families and Calls Helsinki Summit 'Alarming'

Hillary Clinton Wants to Help Reunite Immigrant Families and Calls Helsinki Summit 'Alarming'Clinton plans to help separated families afford transportation

Dad Of Brother And Sister Parkland Survivors Fatally Shot In Robbery

Dad Of Brother And Sister Parkland Survivors Fatally Shot In RobberyA Florida family has been devastated again by gun violence. The father of two

How Much Should Parents Borrow for Their Kid's College?

How Much Should Parents Borrow for Their Kid's College?Sending your kid off to college is a happy milestone for most parents, but figuring out how to pay for it can be overwhelming. The average annual cost of tuition, fees, and room and board rose 3....

'Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira Gives 'Heartbreaking' Goodbye To Andrew Lincoln

'Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira Gives 'Heartbreaking' Goodbye To Andrew LincolnIt seems like just yesterday "Walking Dead" finally gave us the Michonne/Rick

Listen To James Comey Troll Trump On NPR's 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me'

Listen To James Comey Troll Trump On NPR's 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me'Former FBI Director James Comey got in a jab at President Donald Trump on

UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at storeLONDON (AP) — A 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said Sunday.

Chinese premier calls for severe punishment amid growing anger over vaccine scandal

Chinese premier calls for severe punishment amid growing anger over vaccine scandalLi Keqiang, the Chinese Premier, has called for an immediate investigation into a scandal over faulty vaccines that he said had crossed a moral line, and urged severe punishment for the companies and people implicated. The scandal erupted a week ago, after major vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co was found to have violated standards in making rabies vaccine for humans. There did not appear to be reports, however, of people harmed by the vaccine or having contracted rabies after receiving it. The case has sparked anger on social media and dealt a blow to China's drug regulator, which has been struggling to clean up the world's second-biggest drug industry and promote domestically made vaccines. In a statement posted on the government's website late on Sunday, Li said the public deserved a clear explanation. "We will resolutely crack down on illegal and criminal acts that endanger the safety of peoples' lives, resolutely punish lawbreakers according to the law, and resolutely and severely criticise dereliction of duty in supervision," he was quoted as saying. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reads a letter from Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his meeting with Malaysia's new government advisor Daim Zainuddin  Credit: AP The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Sunday evening that its investigation had found that Changsheng fabricates production records and product inspection records, and arbitrarily changes process parameters and equipment, "serious violations" of the law. In a stock exchange statement on Sunday, the company said its suspension of rabies vaccine production would have a significant impact on its finances and that some regional disease control agencies had suspended some of its other vaccines. Changsheng's shares fell the maximum limit of 10 percent on Friday, to stand at 14.5 yuan ($2.14). They have lost 40 percent of their value since July 13. An editorial on Monday in the China Daily warned that the case could become a public health crisis if it is not handled "in a reasonable and transparent manner". "The government needs to act as soon as possible to let the public know it is resolved to address the issue and will punish any wrongdoers without mercy," it said. Very rarely, China’s state media Xinhua, People’s Daily and CCTV have all called for thorough investigation on the case Sunday. Meanwhile, “疫苗” or “vaccines” has become the latest word being censored on social media, together with the original report exposing the scandal. https://t.co/8CksFZKzW8— Henry Yin (@HenryYinCNA) July 22, 2018 "Those who dare to challenge the bottom line and make substandard or even fake vaccines need to receive the heaviest penalties according to the law." Late on Sunday, the state news agency Xinhua ran an editorial calling for strict punishment for any violations, big or small, in the vaccine industry and for regulators to close loopholes and tighten oversight of the industry. The China Securities News also weighed in, saying that listed companies - like Changsheng Biotechnology - have a duty to the public and to conduct business with integrity. "Cases like Changsheng Biotechnology, where laws and regulations are ignored and internal controls exist only in name bring a painful price," it said. State media have said the listed company made a public apology and recalled all their rabies vaccine available on the market.

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria: sources

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria: sourcesBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said. Islamic State-affiliated forces entrenched in the Yarmouk Basin, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan, also repelled a ground attack by the Syrian army and its allies, the sources added. The rural area has become the main battleground in the sensitive border region after a major Syrian army offensive backed by its Russian allies routed other rebel groups who were once supported by Washington, Jordan and Gulf states.

Trade accords on Xi's agenda during Senegal swing

Trade accords on Xi's agenda during Senegal swingChina's President Xi Jinping inked a clutch of trade accords Saturday on the first visit by a Chinese leader to Senegal in almost a decade. Senegalese President Macky Sall welcomed his counterpart to Dakar for afternoon talks before Xi continues a tour of the region Sunday, heading to Rwanda, then South Africa on Tuesday ahead of a BRICs summit of developing nations starting Wednesday.

Caught in the Middle: India Between the United States and Iran

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Donald Trump's intelligence chief says he meant no disrespect to president over Putin meeting

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Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

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Novichok victim Charlie Rowley became contaminated after breaking bottle, brother says 

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Officers have been examining a river which flows through the gardens and have now also turned their attention to a toilet block next to a car park used by hundreds of people before it was sealed off. Mr Rowley told his brother Matthew that he and Miss Sturgess were contaminated after handling a container disguised as a perfume bottle Credit: AFP Detectives are understood to be continuing to question Mr Rowley, 45, following his release from hospital, in order to build up as detailed a picture as possible of the events which led to Miss Sturgess’ death. It is thought he has not yet been able to remember where he and Miss Sturgess found the container, which police believe contained the same Novichok agent used in the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last March. Mr Rowley’s brother Matthew told The Sunday Telegraph his brother’s recollection of what took place was still “vague”, but he added: "He told me that they found something that looked like a perfume bottle. Dawn sprayed what was inside it on both her wrists and rubbed them together, like you do when you’re trying perfume. “Charlie said she then gave the bottle to him and somehow it splintered or broke in his hands. That’s how he must have got contaminated.” Home of Charlie Rowley where police found the source of the Novichok The bottle was discovered by police just over a week ago, during a minute search of Mr Rowley’s flat in the small town of Amesbury, a 15 minute drive north of Salisbury. The couple caught a bus to the flat after spending the afternoon and early evening in Queen Elizabeth Gardens on June 29. The next day they collapsed within a few hours of each other and were rushed to hospital. Matthew Rowley said that following the death of Miss Sturgess he was convinced his brother would also die. Novichok poisoning - Salisbury – Amesbury timeline and map “I was so thankful when they told me he had regained consciousness and was getting better and to talk to him on the phone at the hospital was such a relief,” he said. “I’m his older brother and I was so worried he was going to die. “Charlie is so angry about what happened to Dawn. Really angry. He was fond of her and his daughter got on with hers. They were like a family to him.” Mr Rowley, 47,  a former mechanic and bar manager from Warminster, has not been told when he will be reunited with his brother. But it is understood that police are anxious that Charlie Rowley’s account of what happened should not be compromised by discussing it with other people. Detectives will want the opportunity to extract as much evidence as possible from Mr Rowley, who remains a key witness in the investigation into the Novichok attack and the subsequent death of Miss Sturgess. The couple were poisoned by the same nerve agent that poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty A source who has been briefed on the progress of the investigation said: “They want to get out of Charlie the best account of where he was and what happened so they can get to the bottom of this matter.” Scotland Yard said: “We have been talking to Mr Rowley in hospital and we will of course be talking to him now he has been discharged. However we don’t intend to release further details about this process.” John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury, said he hoped the continuing police investigation would not only lead to the perpetrators of the attack being brought to justice, but also reassure residents who have had to endure two chemical weapon attacks on their doorstep. “The searches are part of the investigation to find out where Dawn and Charlie picked up what appears to have been a contaminated container disguised as a perfume bottle. We all hope that for the sake of Salisbury they will soon make all the areas they have sealed off, such as the park and the couple’s homes, safe,” he said. Novichok in Salisbury: How could this happen four months after Skripal attack? Reports last week suggested police have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on the Skripals. Counter terror police using facial recognition technology and CCTV images reportedly identified a number of Russian agents thought to be responsible. It is believed the hit squad flew back to Russia shortly after carrying out the attack, travelling to London from Salisbury by train.

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President Rouhani warns Trump that conflict with Iran would be 'mother of all wars'

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Syrian state television says Israel struck military post in Hama province

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Donald Trump hits back at Iran's president: 'Never, ever threaten the US again or you will suffer'

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Using capital letters, Mr Trump told Mr Rouhani to "be cautious". To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018 Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats at the weekend, Mr Rouhani left open the prospect for peace. But he warned: "Mr Trump, don't play with the lion's tail, this would only lead to regret." "America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars," Mr Rouhani said, according to the state new agency IRNA. "You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran's security and interests," Mr Rouhani said, in an apparent reference to reported efforts by Washington to destabilise Iran's Islamic government. In Washington, US officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that the Trump administration had launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of militant groups. Hassan Rouhani warned of the "mother of all wars" Credit: AP Current and former US officials said the campaign painted Iranian leaders in a harsh light, at times using information that is exaggerated or contradicts other official pronouncements, including comments by previous administrations. Mr Rouhani scoffed at Mr Trump's threat to halt Iranian oil exports and said Iran has a dominant position in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping waterway. "Anyone who understands the rudiments of politics doesn't say 'we will stop Iran's oil exports'...we have been the guarantor of the regional waterway's security throughout history," Rouhani said, cited by the semi-official ISNA news agency. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed Rouhani's suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are halted. Iran nuclear deal | Related content Mr Rouhani's apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighbouring countries came in reaction to efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil. Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile US action. On Sunday, Iran's ground forces commander became the latest military figure to back Mr Rouhani's apparent threat, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported. "The Strait of Hormuz region must either be safe for all or be insecure for everyone," said General Kioumars Heydari, quoted by Tasnim. The US has urged its allies to stop Iran oil imports from November Credit: Reuters Separately, a top Iranian military commander warned that the Trump government might be preparing to invade Iran. "The enemy's behaviour is unpredictable," Tasnim quoted military chief of staff General Mohammad Baqeri as saying. "Although the current American government does not seem to speak of a military threat, according to precise information it has been trying to persuade the U.S. military to launch a military invasion (of Iran)," Baqeri said. Iran's oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of new US sanctions, putting oil markets under huge strain amid supply outages elsewhere. Washington initially planned to shut Iran out of global oil markets completely after Mr Trump abandoned the deal that limited Iran's nuclear ambitions, demanding all other countries stop buying Iranian crude by November. But the United States has somewhat eased its stance, saying it may grant sanction waivers to some allies that are particularly reliant on Iranian supplies. Mr Pompeo said on Sunday that Iran "is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government," Pompeo said, citing what he called Iranian leaders' vast wealth and corruption. Mr Trump and Mr Pompeo's comments are the latest step in a communications offensive launched by the Trump administration that is meant to foment unrest in Iran and help pressure its government to end its nuclear program and support of militant groups, US officials familiar with the matter said. The offensive is meant to work in concert with severe economic sanctions that Washington plans to reimpose in the coming months, including on Tehran's oil exports, its principal revenue generator. The United States will work with countries that import Iranian oil "to get imports as close to zero as possible" by Nov. 4, Mr Pompeo said. After Mr Trump's warnings overnight the head of Iran's Basij militia, part of the Revolutionary Guard, on Monday dismissed the threats as "psychological warfare", local media reported. "Trump's statements against Iran are psychological warfare. He is not in a position to act against Iran," said General Gholam Hossein Gheypour, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised Mr Trump's "tough stand" against Iran.  


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