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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf

Iran unveiled its latest air defence missiles on Saturday. The Iranian ship continued its approach and the USS Thunderbolt again sounded five short blasts, and then warning shots in front of the Iranian vessel. This is also the closest that an Iranian vessel has come to a USA ship in the Gulf in at least a year. USA officials also have not disclosed what type of weapons the crew fired. Read More

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Skrulls confirmed as villains; film set in the '90s

Skrulls confirmed as villains; film set in the '90s

Jackson will reprise his role as the eye-patch-wearing Nick Fury last seen in " Avengers: Age of Ultron" as the head of special law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D. But maybe she's not standing by waiting for orders-maybe she's just physically not on Earth at all! The 90s setting and where she's been all this time since raise all sorts of interesting MCU questions, already covered well by our colleague and former Newsarama contributor Graeme McMillan here. Read More

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Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3 percent in June

Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3 percent in June

In June 2016, the state's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent. Bamberg County's unemployment rate for June was 7.6 percent, up from 6.7 percent in May. The number of unemployed Californians was 900,000 in June - up by 2,000 over the month, but down by 145,000 compared with June of previous year. Employment remained unchanged in the Trade, Transportation & Utilities grouping, as well as in the Manufacturing and Information sectors. Read More

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Palestinian shot dead in attempted stabbing attack in West Bank

The latest round of violence started last Friday when Palestinian Israelis attacked Israeli security guards who were standing outside Harim Asharif, the sacred compound that Jews revere as Temple Mount and Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Israel sealed off the site in the aftermath of the attack, saying the closure was necessary to carry out security checks . The US State Department issued a warning on Monday barring employees and their families from visiting the Temple Mount until July ... Read More

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Israeli parliament backs bill to safeguard control of Jerusalem

Israeli parliament backs bill to safeguard control of Jerusalem

Tensions have soared since Friday. At least 50 Palestinians and a police officer were injured after riots at the gates of Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Tuesday. The compound houses the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock shrine, Islam's third holiest site after Mecca and Medina. In a shooting attack on Friday morning, three Palestinian Muslims with Israeli citizenship shot dead two Israel policemen near the gates of the compound. Read More

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Former House speaker Hastert released from prison

Former House speaker Hastert released from prison

The scandal stemmed from hush money he paid to hide sexual abuse he committed of students while he was a high school teacher and coach several decades ago. Hastert, who has diabetes, suffered a stroke before he started his prison sentence. The reentry center, or halfway house, gives inmates who are near release assistance in a "safe, structured, supervised environment", according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. Read More

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Minneapolis Police Shoot Woman

Minneapolis Police Shoot Woman

Although police have not released the victim's name, family of 40-year-old Justine Damond have identified her. A pair of officers responded to the area near Damond's home at around 11:30 p.m. Noor and the other officer involved are on paid administrative leave , reports say. But after Minneapolis police arrived, an officer shot and killed Ruszczyk. Read More

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Govt braces for stormy House session

Govt braces for stormy House session

Seeking to build a firewall for the government from the expected opposition attacks in Parliament , Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it clear that states should act tough against those violating law in the name of cow protection and insisted that the issue should not be given political and communal colour. Read More

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Venezuelans overwhelmingly reject Maduro's constitutional efforts

Venezuelans overwhelmingly reject Maduro's constitutional efforts

Delegates and volunteers, many dressed in white, manned tents and tables.The authorities have refused to greenlight a vote that has been presented as an act of civil disobedience and supporters of Maduro are boycotting it. He said some media had passed off photos of government supporters participating in the practice run as if they were opposition sympathisers at their referendum event. Read More

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Cosmo DiNardo Motive: Why Were 4 Missing Pennsylvania Men Killed?

Cosmo DiNardo Motive: Why Were 4 Missing Pennsylvania Men Killed?

The identities of the other human remains found on the farm have not been released. A person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press that a co-conspirator was involved in the deaths of three of the men. Mr Finocchiaro had been missing together with Mark Sturgis, 22, and Thomas Meo, 21, since 7 July. Antonio DiNardo the father of Cosmo DiNardo gets into a SUV to be driven away from a Bucks County government building Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Doylestown, Pa. Read More

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China ready to mediate between Pakistan, India

China ready to mediate between Pakistan, India

Sources said the meeting was part of the government's initiative to get the Opposition on board and evolve a broad consensus on these critical issues. "International community accepts Kashmir dispute where an entire population is being subject to extreme oppression for demanding the resolution of that dispute and an end to their suffering", Mirwaiz said. Read More

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South Korea to deploy new radar to detect North Korea drones

South Korea to deploy new radar to detect North Korea drones

It, among other things, would impose U.S. sanctions on all those participating in North Korean labour trafficking abuses. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Chinese exports of iron to North Korea for civilian purposes do not relate to the sanctions targeting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, and China will continue implementing the resolutions "in an all-out manner". Read More

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Charged in Crackdown on $1.3 Billion Health Care Fraud

Charged in Crackdown on $1.3 Billion Health Care Fraud

Sessions told reporters those suspects include 115 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. More than 120 of them were charged for prescribing and distributing opioids and other risky narcotics. "The suggestion that I participated in any collusion, that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government, or hurt this country which I have served with honor for 35 years, or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie ", Sessions ... Read More

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Children forced to fight alongside Islamic State — Philippine military

Children forced to fight alongside Islamic State — Philippine military

Padilla said the aircraft had a "very high success rate" in nearly 70 missions. "Large debris from heavily reinforced buildings accidentally hit two of our personnel who [died] in the process", Arevalo added. "As of now, we have not gone into the interiors of previously held enemy areas and once we do that we may get the surprise of our lives and find numbers of cadavers left who have been killed by the enemy", he said. Read More

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3 shot dead in U.S. state of Alabama

3 shot dead in U.S. state of Alabama

Cops said that Kenneth's vehicle was found on the backside of the mobile home park. There is a large police presence towards the rear of the campus, where Lever reportedly took his own life. Alabama police are searching for Kenneth Dion Lever , 51, wanted for killing three people at a mobile home park ont he 4100 block of Willow Bend Drive in Gardendale, Alabama , July 12, 2017 . Read More

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Sunac to pay record $9.3 billion for Wanda hotels, theme parks

Sunac to pay record $9.3 billion for Wanda hotels, theme parks

Last month, Wanda acknowledged that China's banking regulator had ordered an inspection of potentially risky loans to it and other major Chinese companies that have invested heavily overseas. Wanda's need to cut its debt pile was seen as the main reason for the sale, with owner Wang Jianlin having reportedly said all the proceeds from the sale would be used to pay down the company's liabilities. Read More

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