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Motorcyclist killed by lightning bolt in Florida

Motorcyclist killed by lightning bolt in Florida Florida Highway Patrol tweeted a picture of the victim's helmet. Florida troopers told ABC News that an off-duty Virginia state trooper witnessed the lightning bolt and fatal accident. The 45-year-old man from Charlotte , N.C., who has not yet been identified, was hit just before 3 p.m. The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 13,000, according to the National O... [Full Article...]

Pelosi: Trump 'Undermined' America during 'Temper Tantrum' Negotiations w/ Mexico

Pelosi: Trump 'Undermined' America during 'Temper Tantrum' Negotiations w/ Mexico Trying to bring her caucus in line, Pelosi met with leading Democrats on Tuesday and reportedly explained why she was not in favor of launching impeachment proceedings, according to Politico . The Trump administration's declaration said Mexico would increase enforcement to curb irregular migration and that individuals caught crossing into the U.S. [Full Article...]

One dead, six injured after crane smashes into apartment building

One dead, six injured after crane smashes into apartment building Isaiah Allen, a resident of the damaged apartments, holds onto Princess as he watches officials respond to a scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments in Dallas , Texas . It also damaged an adjacent parking garage and some of the vehicles in it. Shocking images showed the crane had torn through the concrete as it fell into the building. [Full Article...]

Investigation launched after fire destroys 20 London flats

Investigation launched after fire destroys 20 London flats A massive fire has broken out at a block of flats in London , engulfing the building and forcing residents to flee. The blaze, which has been brought under control, affected the ground floor to the sixth floor of the building in Barking. [Full Article...]

Woman opens emergency exit door on plane thinking it's toilet

Woman opens emergency exit door on plane thinking it's toilet A Pakistan International Airlines spokeswoman said: "The plane was parked on the runway when the airbag chute opened, so there was no threat of any kind". One passenger, tweeting as Sleeping Beauty , wrote after arriving in Islamabad on another flight: "Pathetic service from pia". Were you on flight PK-702 to Islamabad? "All passengers were provided dinner". [Full Article...]

NAB arrests former president Asif Zardari in money laundering case

NAB arrests former president Asif Zardari in money laundering case The former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested after his bail application was rejected in connection with a high-profile money-laundering case in which millions were allegedly siphoned out of the country. Widower of former PM Benazir Bhutto, Zardari spent 11 years in jail on corruption and murder charges before becoming president in 2008. Zardari has repeatedly dismissed alleg... [Full Article...]

Joe Biden leads race for Democratic presidential contenders

Joe Biden leads race for Democratic presidential contenders When asked about questions surrounding her Iowa campaign, she said she is "fully committed to competing in Iowa and working hard to earn the support of the people of this great state". Others focused their efforts squarely on Mr. Trump . Booker said. "Beating him will get us out of the valley - but it will not get us to the mountaintop". [Full Article...]

Mexican President offers "outstretched hand" to Trump after averting tariff war

Mexican President offers President Donald Trump said that additional details on the immigration deal reached with Mexico will be released by his administration at the "appropriate" time , without elaborating. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, told " Fox News Sunday ". But that arrangement was first reached in December in a pair of painstakingly negotiated diploma... [Full Article...]

Kathua rape-murder case: Six of 7 convicted

Kathua rape-murder case: Six of 7 convicted The case assumed communal undertones after a narrative emerged that the crime had been committed in an attempt to drive out the Muslim nomadic community to which child belonged to. The situation will be monitored closely, they said. The apex court order came after lawyers in Kathua prevented Crime Branch officials from filing a charge sheet in the sensational case, which shocked the nation. [Full Article...]

Iran urges Europe to normalize economic ties with it or face consequences

Iran urges Europe to normalize economic ties with it or face consequences After the United States reinforced its military might in the Persian Gulf by sending additional troops, PATRIOT missile defense systems and B-52 bombers, countries in the vicinity were on-guard for a conflict between the U.S and Iran . Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks on Monday, speaking alongside visiting German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas . In response, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman... [Full Article...]

Hit-or-miss showers and storms through Monday

Hit-or-miss showers and storms through Monday It is also possible that homes and businesses could be flooded and cause damage to buildings. The Met Office has issued four yellow severe weather warnings for rain, saying that areas affected could see flooding and disruption to transport. [Full Article...]

World Cup opening game draws record audience in France

World Cup opening game draws record audience in France It was a fine start to a tournament that has been billed as the biggest yet for the women's game, with a sell-out crowd of more than 45,000 filling the Parc des Princes in Paris and celebrating a rampant French victory. The world's fourth-ranked team were not tested by No. 14 South Korea. In the first half, France recorded a 16-0 edge in shots. Les Bleues have crashed out in the quarter-fi... [Full Article...]

Trump admin tells U.S. embassies no rainbow pride flag on flagpoles

Trump admin tells U.S. embassies no rainbow pride flag on flagpoles Diplomats from embassies in Israel, Brazil , Germany , and Latvia are among those who applied for permission to fly the rainbow flags on their official flagpoles but were rejected, NBC News reports . Despite banning the flag on the official flagpole, embassies across the globe have been hanging the flag off the side of buildings, out of windows, and displaying the rainbow in lighted decorations... [Full Article...]

Putin stands by China in trade, Huawei disputes

Putin stands by China in trade, Huawei disputes Chinese President Xi Jinping called President Trump his "friend" on Friday, saying he didn't think the US was interested in breaking economic ties with the country. At a panel Friday on Russia-China business ties, Russian tycoon Viktor Vekselberg, a target of USA sanctions, called for the two countries to carry out more trade in their national currencies, bypassing the U.S. [Full Article...]

At least 1 dead, 6 injured in Dallas crane collapse

At least 1 dead, 6 injured in Dallas crane collapse Most of the crane collapses that have been dealt with, Evans said, involve the crane collapsing onto itself or onto a building that's vacant or under construction. One woman has been confirmed dead. Yesenia Bosquez's family had moved into their top-floor apartment just two weeks ago. Video shows the downed crane ripped a large hole in the east side of the building and landed on an adjacent par... [Full Article...]

Mexico, US agreed on border policies months before Trump tariff threat

Mexico, US agreed on border policies months before Trump tariff threat Under the deal, Mexico agreed to the immediate expansion along the entire border of a program under which the US returns asylum-seeking migrants to Mexico to await adjudication of their cases. San Diego-area business leaders are expressing relief this weekend after President Donald Trump announced a deal between the United States and Mexico that will avert any added tariffs on Mexican imports. [Full Article...]

Sparks from rancher's hammer ignited California's largest wildfire

Sparks from rancher's hammer ignited California's largest wildfire The inferno, which was aided by a unsafe combination of dry vegetation, strong winds and hot temperatures, burned much of the Mendocino National Forest. That's where the state's most destructive and deadliest wildfires occurred the last two years. But firefighters held it to 24 acres (10 hectares) without any structures lost and evacuations were lifted. [Full Article...]

Moldova Faces Turmoil as Court Outlaws New Govt

Moldova Faces Turmoil as Court Outlaws New Govt But Filip said on Sunday, after being appointed interim President by the court, that he signed a decree to hold a snap election in September. On Saturday, parliament approved a new government based on an unprecedented alliance between pro-Russian and pro-European forces. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson threatens to withhold EU Brexit payment

Boris Johnson threatens to withhold EU Brexit payment Home secretary Sajid Javid won new support in the Conservative party as the campaign to replace Prime Minister Theresa May gained momentum with favourite Boris Johnson facing flak for promising to use money threat against the EU. "We will have a different attitude in the negotiating team and a different negotiating team", Johnson said, adding that he would give personal orders to negotiators... [Full Article...]

India will help in conservation of Friday Mosque in Maldives: PM Modi

India will help in conservation of Friday Mosque in Maldives: PM Modi Even as he wound up his "solidarity visit", Mr. Modi tweeted that he had a "short but immensely fruitful" visit to the island. Continuing his diplomatic outreach, the Prime Minister held discussions with Maldivian Vice President Faisal Naseem, where the two leaders talked about steps to strengthen economic cooperation and people-to-people ties between the two countries. [Full Article...]


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