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Teen detained in Iran for posting videos of herself dancing on Instagram

Iranian blogger and freedom of speech activist Hossein Ronaghi re-posted one of Ms Hojabri's videos on Twitter . It shows her without a mandatory headscarf, which is obligatory in the conservative Islamic republic. The Iranian government has strict rules governing women's clothing and dancing with members of the opposite sex in public is banned, except in front of immediate family members. Read More »

Two blasts hit Somalia’s security ministry


Destroyed vehicles are seen at the scene of a suicide auto bombing near Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia on July 7, 2018. More than 15 people have been killed and more than two dozen others were wounded in two assaults Saturday on the compound of Somalia's interior and security ministries in capital city Mogadishu, according to witnesses. Read More »

Giuliani: No Reason for Trump to Consider Pardoning Cohen


Rudy Giuliani , the lawyer for President Trump , said Sunday that Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen "should cooperate with the government". Giuliani also discussed whether Mr. "This is the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen", Giuliani told Stephanopolous. Trump has often said he is ready for an interview in Mueller's 14-month probe, but Giuliani told CNN , "We'd like to know if there's any factual basis for the investigation originally or the developed one, because we ... Read More »

Looting follows protests in Haitian capital


Protesters on Sunday burned tires in the streets of Port-au-Prince, and a nearby suburb, Petionville, looted stores, set fire to cars in front of luxury hotels and threatened to burn down the parliament building. Flowers expressed some sympathy for the protesters. The Haitian government on Saturday halted a planned fuel price hike after tension and fighting escalated late last week. Read More »

UK's ex-Brexit minister Davis says not calling for other resignations


David Davis's departure as Brexit Secretary leaves a major position in Theresa May's Government vacant. Davis was particularly critical of the proposal for a "common rulebook" to allow free trade in goods, saying this "hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense". Read More »

U.K.'s senior official in charge of Brexit resigns


The resignations of Davis and Baker came just two days after the premier announced she had secured the backing of her cabinet for a plan to keep close ties to the European Union after leaving the bloc. May's office confirmed that Davis had resigned but had no comment yet on the reasons. But Davis had expressed his unease over a compromise plan right up until the eve of the meeting, writing a letter to May describing her proposal to ease trade and give Britain more freedom to set tariffs as ... Read More »

Iran executes 8 ISIS terrorists behind 2017 attacks in Tehran


In August 2007, Iran hanged seven men convicted of rape in Mashhad at the same time. Those executed were Soleiman Mozafari, Esmail Sufi, Rahman Behrouz, Majed Mortezai, Sirous Azizi, Ayoub Esmaili, Khosro Ramezani and Osman Behrouz. One of the attackers was detained. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) later said it had responded to the attacks by launching several ground-to-ground missiles into eastern Syria, targeting "terrorists". Read More »

UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned


These meetings are normally an opportunity for the prime minister to rally her troops and rarely result in any great dissent from the backbenches. May has responded to Davis' resignation with a two-and-a-half page letter of her own, saying she does "not agree" with Davis' characterization of Friday's proposal, instead calling it a "precise, responsible, and credible basis" for UK-EU relations. Read More »

At Least 4 Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave


The story of the "Wild Boars" soccer team, who first ventured into the caves more than two weeks ago before flood waters trapped them inside, has gripped Thai and global media. Eight boys and their coach are still to be rescued. Two drivers will accompany each boy being taken out. The first of the four boys emerged from the cave entrance about nine hours after a team of 18 worldwide cave diving experts entered the underground chamber to begin the hazardous process of accompanying the ... Read More »

Ten killed, dozens injured in Turkey train derailment


At least 10 people were killed and 73 others injured after bogies of a passenger train derailed in Turkey's northwestern Tekirdag province on Sunday, a Health Ministry official said. "Many of those injured have been taken off the site". Some reports said six cars derailed. Over 100 ambulances have been sent to the scene, TRT Haber said, quoting Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyüp Gümüş. Read More »

Turkey Fires 18,000 Public Workers in Emergency Decree


Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspects an honour guard as he arrives at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey to attend opening session of the new parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, July 7, 2018. The decree dismissed 199 academics from universities across the country, as well as more than 5,000 personnel from the armed forces. Twelve non-governmental organizations, three newspapers and one television station were also shuttered through the 461-page ruling. Read More »

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns


May's office said a replacement for Davis would be announced Monday. Davis's resignation could embolden Brexit-supporting Conservative parliamentarians to challenge May's leadership. Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leader of the party's "hard Brexit" faction, compared May's plan to an egg so softly boiled that it "isn't boiled at all". Read More »

GOP senator warns Trump: Putin, Kim 'very cold-blooded, calculating'


The ultimate goal of all the anti-NATO activities planned for the weekend is to emphasize that " NATO was never a peace-defending organization", he said, adding that the threat the bloc poses to global peace and security has only increased over time due to its rampant military build-up - first and foremost on Russia's doorstep. Read More »

Anne Frank's family tried to escape to US, but hit roadblocks


Every single person and family who had applied had to re-apply. The family of famed Jewish diarist Anne Frank was thwarted in their efforts to emigrate to the United States by restrictive immigration policies and other war-time obstacles, according to research released on Friday. Read More »

4 of 12 Boys Trapped in Thailand Cave Have Been Rescued


The ambulances drove to a nearby helipad and a helicopter was seen taking off. It remains unclear how numerous boys have actually left the cave. After pumping out water for days, experts say the window to rescue the boys is closing and it is now or never. Read More »

Minister defends UK's Brexit plan amid party, business unrest

May's senior ministers , summoned to her country retreat at Chequers, all backed the soft-Brexit plan she aims to send to Brussels for European Union approval. "Sounds ok to me". But UKIP founder Nigel Farage, another key referendum figure, said it was a "sell-out" and left the majority of the economy "trapped" by European Union laws. Read More »

Iran summons Dutch envoy over expulsion of 2 diplomats


The Dutch ambassador to Tehran was subsequently summoned to express Tehran's "severe protest" at the move, Iran's foreign ministry said in an online statement. The expulsions appeared to precede recent moves by other European countries against Iranian citizens. This week, Belgium arrested an Iranian couple suspected of plotting to bomb the annual "Free Iran" rally held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the umbrella organization for the Mojaheddin-e-Khalq (MEK), an ... Read More »

Ten dead and dozens injured as train derails in Turkey

Additionally, Turkish General Staff has also sent military helicopters to airlift the wounded passengers. "Many of those injured have been taken off the site", Mehmet Ceylan said. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said he had received information from the ministers of transport and interior about the incident, and sent condolences for those killed. Read More »

‘Take a selfie with God and I’ll resign,’ says Duterte


I'm not a prognostic and I'm not an atheist. "Therefore, despite threats of attacks, we continue to do so, fully aware that the Gospel liberates both audience and preacher", said Baylon and his diocese's priests said. "This son of a bitch is then really stupid", Duterte said. "You weren't born yet, but now you have original sin". What kind of a religion is that? Sen. Read More »

Giuliani Keeps Trump Cliffhanger Going

Giuliani and Trump allies have repeatedly pointed to the anti-Trump texts of the two Federal Bureau of Investigation lovebird agents working on the case. However, Giuliani suggested there could have been an "understanding" between Trump and Cohen that he would get repaid $140,000 for things like this "nuisance settlement". Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief: Germany must increase defense spending

The ties between the US and many of its longest-standing allies have frayed since Trump took office and put his "America first" agenda into practice. Huntsman stressed the importance of going in to any meeting with Russian Federation "with eyes wide open". Defence minister Tobias Ellwood told the Sunday Telegraph: 'Given the US's footprint in Europe and Putin's recent hostile actions. Read More »

A man got stuck in tarmac because it's so hot out


Nobody was injured and investigations are underway into why the vehicle sank - with some suspecting it is due to the heatwave. After stepping on the tarmac, the man lost his footing and sank straight into the road, as the scorching heat from the record-breaking heatwave had caused the tarmac to melt. Read More »

Trump mulls Supreme Court choice from 2 or 3 candidates


Trump's shortlist for the Supreme Court nomination is thought to include conservative federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh , Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge, among others. "And I'm glad you asked that question because it's been a lot of misunderstanding". Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes sided with the court's liberals on divisive social issues such as gay rights and abortion, was a key figure on the nine-justice court. Read More »

Britain's Johnson robustly opposed PM's Brexit plan, reports say


After a marathon 12-hour meeting at her Chequers residence on Friday, the prime minister seemed to have persuaded the most vocal Brexit campaigners in her cabinet to back plans for a new UK-EU agreement. As she held the crisis talks with her ministers, the chief executive of European planemaker Airbus, Tom Enders, accused the government of having "no clue or at least consensus on how to execute Brexit without severe harm". Read More »

Rudy Giuliani says Michael Cohen should cooperate with federal investigators


Cohen's payment to Daniels has generated controversy since it was first reported in January. Michael Cohen , former personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump , exits the Loews Regency Hotel, May 11, 2018 in New York City. "We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong. the president did nothing wrong with him", Giuliani said. "I have no concerns that Michael Cohen is going to do anything but tell the truth", he said. Read More »

Reports Say First Two Boys Brought Out of Cave


Five Thai and 13 foreign divers are involved in the mission, which will see each of the boys escorted by two divers through the cave's dark and twisting flooded passageways. A Thai army commander said the ongoing rescue could take 2-4 days. Gong Hui, a Chinese diver involved in the operation that has drawn some 130 Thai and global divers, told Reuters on Saturday before the fresh rains that water levels in the cave had "receded a lot" after sustained pumping had removed millions of litres ... Read More »

England fans 'dare to dream' after win over Sweden


With six goals so far in the World Cup, Kane is the leader of the England side on and off the pitch, but on Saturday, although he worked hard and led the attack intelligently, he wasn't the hero; England had plenty of heroes. Gareth Southgate's team will now play Croatia on Wednesday for a place in the World Cup final. The defender watched England from the stands at Euro 2016, and he admitted that he has not yet fully come to terms with everything he has achieved in the last two years. Read More »

Ambulances leave from Thai cave as rescue underway


The youngsters will be led out of the tunnels one by one and taken directly to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, 57km (35miles) from the cave. The earliest a group was expected to emerge was 9 p.m. The boys, aged between 11 and 16, went missing with their 25-year-old coach after soccer practice on 23 June, when they had set out to explore the cave complex near the border with Myanmar. Read More »

Dozens missing after tourist boat capsizes off Thailand


A helicopter and a Thai navy vessel search for missing passengers from a capsized tourist boat in the water off Phuket, Thailand . Altogether 48 - 36 tourists and 12 crewmen and guides - were rescued. The death toll jumped after the navy sent divers to the wreck. Forty-nine people had been rescued, but 23 were still missing. Police are investigating the incident. Read More »

England fans criticised for invading IKEA store following victory over Sweden


Gareth Southgate hailed his "prototype" goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for a stellar performance that was key in getting England past Sweden and into the semifinals at the Russia World Cup on Saturday. It wasn't like this before, so it shows how much we've developed and improved within the camp, which is translating on the field". I promised myself I would not support any European team in World Cup , but during the group stages two teams really impressed me in France and England . Read More »

Gove says Brexit plan is a realistic compromise

At the core of the proposal is the establishment of a "free trade area for goods" to "avoid friction at the border, protect jobs and livelihoods, and ensure both sides meet their commitments to Northern Ireland and Ireland". Davis and the PM's chief Brexit official Olly Robbins will travel to Brussels to start to work their way through the details of the document with Michel Barnier and his team. Read More »

Two US warships move into Taiwan Strait


Beijing is perceived as sensitive to U.S. military vessels traveling through the strait and continues to lay claim to Taiwan, a self-governed, democratic island, which it views as a breakaway province. The U.S. continues to sell military weapons to the island nation even though it does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. U.S. Marines usually guard missions in countries with which Washington has formal diplomatic ties. Read More »