• 'Syria militants to resume talks with Russia'

    'Syria militants to resume talks with Russia'

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    The Israeli military said it had struck a Syrian army post. Syrian government forces have seized control of the Nassib border crossing with Jordan, while south Syrian rebels said they agreed to cease fire and start handing over heavy weapons.
  • Category 1 Beryl becomes first hurricane of Atlantic season

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    At 11 a.m., Beryl was located about 1,045 miles east, southeast of the Lesser Antilles , moving west at 15 mph. On this forecast track, Beryl will remain east of the Lesser Antilles through Sunday. The storm poses no threat to the Cayman Islands, and although it is heading for the Lesser Antilles, it is expected to weaken or degenerate completely by Sunday before it gets there.
  • FIFA boss invites Thai cave boys to World Cup final

    FIFA boss invites Thai cave boys to World Cup final

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    Thai officials had been suggesting in public statements that a quick underwater evacuation of the boys and their soccer coach was needed because of the possibility that access to the cave could soon close again due to seasonal monsoon rains expected this weekend.
  • Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail

    Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail

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    The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed the case, along with two others, on the Supreme Court's directives in the landmark Panama Papers case verdict past year which disqualified Sharif, the three-time prime minister. Recent surveys show that up to 22 per cent of Pakistani voters are undecided ahead of July 25, he said , and with further serious allegations of corruption against the PML-N leadership there is little chance of Sharif mobilising the "sympathy factor" after the verdict ...
  • Number of displaced in southern Syria climbs to 270,000: U.N.

    Number of displaced in southern Syria climbs to 270,000: U.N.

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    On June 12, the Syrian regime, supported by Iranian militia groups and Russian air power, launched a major operation aimed at capturing opposition-held parts of southern Syria . Syrians fleeing the fighting and heading towards Jordan have been denied entry, with authorities there saying they do not have the resources to deal with more refugees.
  • Three Travel Vloggers Die after Falling over a Waterfall in Canada

    Three Travel Vloggers Die after Falling over a Waterfall in Canada

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    RCMP said on Tuesday that the trio slipped and were dragged into the current while swimming in one of the pools near the top of the falls on the Upper Shannon Falls hiking trail. At almost 1,100 feet, Shannon Falls is the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia. One video from their channel is even titled, "Epic Cliff Jumping and Waterfall Slide (EXTREME DANGER)".
  • Trump Warns WTO to Treat U.S. Properly or He Will Act

    Trump Warns WTO to Treat U.S. Properly or He Will Act

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    This afternoon, the Prime Minister met Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands for a working lunch at the Catshuis in the Hague. And a lot of good things are happening. Most state leaders would avoid saying "no" to President Donald Trump in a room full of reporters. Because, we know how fragile Donald Trump's ego is.
  • Trump says he's narrowed Supreme Court nominees to 2 or 3

    Trump says he's narrowed Supreme Court nominees to 2 or 3

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    The others are federal appeals court judges, Brett Kavanaugh , who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia - he was raised in Bethesda, Md. Paul also describes Barrett as conservative. He cited former justices William Brennan, John Paul Stevens and Harry Blackmun, who authored the Roe v.
  • With US out, others reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

    With US out, others reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

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    The top Iranian diplomat said the participants at the Vienna meeting agreed to take "good measures" to save the JCPOA. Germany's foreign minister said on Friday world powers would not be able to fully compensate for companies leaving Iran due to new US sanctions , but warned Tehran that abandoning its nuclear deal would cause more harm to its economy.
  • Worker found alive in ocean 22 hours after jumping off cruise ship

    Worker found alive in ocean 22 hours after jumping off cruise ship

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    A lifeboat was lowered to retrieve the man, who the ship's doctors said was in stable condition. The Coast Guard said the Carnival Glory's next stop is in Cozumel, Mexico, where the rescued crew member will disembark and head home. "Our condolences to the crew member's family", said Lowinger. "I was on the life boat and was part of the crew that pulled him out of the water", Carnival Glory safety officer Cesare Mattera said in an interview shared by the cruise line.
  • Abortion rights advocates tweet coat hangers pics aimed at swing-vote senator

    Abortion rights advocates tweet coat hangers pics aimed at swing-vote senator

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    The president interviewed four candidates on Monday and has said he plans to reveal his choice on July 9. The Quinnipiac poll said voters wanted the high court to be a check on Trump by 65 percent to 24 percent. That tact can go a long way to find a justice who would rule against abortion rights without triggering widespread opposition. Susan Collins , Nelson noted, says she will not support a nominee who does not fully recognize the importance of judicial precedence, and " Roe v.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Conservative TV Host Saying She's Not From Bronx

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Conservative TV Host Saying She's Not From Bronx

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    While Ocasio-Cortez does not actually promote socialism - which is traditionally defined as worker or collective ownership of industry - like Brooklyn-bred Bernie Sanders , she refers to a left-leaning platform of an expanded social safety net, paid for by higher progressive income taxes and tightened regulation of businesses - as democratic socialism.
  • Trump administration will encourage schools to end affirmative action policies

    Trump administration will encourage schools to end affirmative action policies

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    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement also threatens the practice of affirmative action. The president has said he will name his pick for Kennedy's replacement on Monday. "It happens all the time across administrative units". Blum said Tuesday the organization "welcomes any governmental actions that will eliminate racial classifications and preferences in college admissions".
  • Trump meets with Supreme Court contenders, two in focus

    Trump meets with Supreme Court contenders, two in focus

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    Trump could have even more high court vacancies to fill, as Kennedy is one of four justices over the age of 70. Trump has said he will pick a nominee by July 9 from a list of 25 judges. She emphasized that there were certain people on Trump's candidate list that she wouldn't vote for, though she didn't specify who those people were. Collins said her office does research and has discussions on a nominee's record, and she won't vote for someone with an activist record.