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Historian Jerzy Targalski's Cat Steals Interview Spotlight


Political scientist Dr Jerzy Targalski was busy analysing the political situation in Poland, amid a government crackdown on the country's independent supreme court. The clip was viewed 483,000 times as of Monday afternoon. The moggy was sat on a table near the academic as the interview began before deciding to find a more comfortable spot on his owner's shoulders. Read More »

Stormy Daniels arrested in OH, lawyer says


Are you kidding me? "There has to be higher priorities!" An Ohio strip club law prohibits patrons from touching a nude or seminude dancer unless the patron is a member of the dancer's immediate family. Daniels was transported to jail and is expected to be charged with a misdemeanor. He said his client was "performing the same performance that she has conducted at over a hundred strip clubs around the country". Read More »

How women in Iran are dancing their way to an online revolution


After her arrest, an interview with Hojabri was aired on Iranian state TV where she admitted to knowing such videos were forbidden, according to the government-run Islamic Republic News Agency. "I only do gymnastics". The government, which already filters the use of other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter , is soon feared to follow suit with the world's leading image and video sharing platform. Read More »

May clings to power amid Brexit resignation turmoil

He has also criticised Downing Street for briefing Labour MPs about its Brexit plans, describing such a development as "a matter of grave concern". What has been outlined so far has sparked a backlash from Brexiteers and prompted the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson . Read More »

Thailand's Tham Luang cave to become museum to showcase boys' rescue


He said, "The situation went beyond just being a rescue mission and became a symbol of unity among man". Social media has been abuzz for days with chatter about the inevitable " Thailand Cave Rescue: The Movie". Wrapped in foil blankets to keep them warm, the boys are threaded through a claustrophobic tunnel compared to the "S-bend" of a toilet. They were found by a pair of British divers almost 10 days later, huddled on a small, dry shelf just above the water, smiling with relief but ... Read More »

Rising waters, no air: How Thai cave rescue nearly went wrong


The four boys rescued on Sunday are now eating normal food and walking around, while the four extracted on Monday are being given soft food. President Trump tweeted his congratulations, describing the emergence of the last four boys and their coach as "such a handsome moment". Read More »

Kim Jong-un blows off Mike Pompeo to look at potato farm

According to a South Korean newspaper, Chosun Ilbo , Trump's decision to give Kim the CD comes after a conversation the two leaders had over lunch during their summit in June. "Kim has played Trump like a Stradivarius". While China may be genuinely committed to pushing Pyongyang to denuclearize, it'll inevitably bear the brunt of any back-and-forth from North Korea's delivery, according to Tsai Tung-Chieh, a professor of global politics at National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, ... Read More »

Liverpool fans will be pleased by Dejan Lovren’s continued form


Despite Kieran Trippier giving England an early lead, Croatia clawed their way back into the game and edged past Southgate's side after extra time . "We were planning to leave, but now we have to stay until Monday", said Sinisa Pavlek, a Croatian living in Germany as he emerged from the stadium with a broad smile on his face. Read More »

London pub renames itself The Trump Arms ahead of presidential visit


The notice asks for Americans in Britain to stay aware of their surroundings and to "exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent". On the NHS: Trump said it was " going broke and not working ". The state visit has never actually been scheduled - there is fierce opposition to it in many quarters of Britain - and this trip is part of a working visit instead, meaning among things that Trump will overnight at Winfield House, the USA ... Read More »

Everything you need to know about the Thai youth soccer team rescue


A team of foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALS guided the boys during a nine-hour operation through almost 4 km of sometimes submerged, pitch-dark channels from where they have been trapped for more than a fortnight. And, Foisey said, the boys do have one thing going for them: "I'm sure these kids were very determined to get home". Four ambulances and a convoy of other vehicles arrived at the cave site Tuesday morning to prepare for the third phase of the rescue. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 100 years of UK's Royal Air Force


Kate Middleton and Prince William left Prince Louis at home to attend the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force Tuesday morning. However, Prince Harry's bride had no brooch or bejewelled accessory in sight on her dress - the only member of the royal family to not wear one to the ceremony. Read More »

‘We’re not prisoners’: German FM berates Trump for ‘Russia captives’ remark


So, in a stroke, he shifted attention away from his own ties to the Kremlin just days before he meets one-on-one with Putin. The development of today's German democracy is in no small way shaped on its relationship with the United States, which helped rebuild the country with the Marshall Plan after the Nazi defeat in World War II, and remained a stalwart friend at the side of West Germany when facing down Soviet aggression during the Cold War. Read More »

British woman exposed to Novichok nerve agent dies


Police opened a murder investigation after Sturgess died in hospital on Sunday at 8.26pm. "Dawn leaves behind her family, including three children, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this extremely hard time", Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing said . Read More »

Nurse accused of tampering with drips at hospital, killing dozens of people


The 31-year-old, who worked at Oguchi Hospital in Yokohama, was busted Saturday on suspicion of murdering 88-year-old Sozo Nishikawa in September 2016. When police investigators checked all uniforms worn by nurses in charge of the patients on the fourth floor, they found the antiseptic on only one uniform - that worn by Kuboki - around the pocket. Read More »

Photographer gets caught up in Croatia's celebration... and then receives a kiss


Katie - also referred to as Kate - has been supporting the footballer from back home in the United Kingdom since she is due to give birth to the couple's second child any day. Russia's ministry of communications said there had been 6,300 new applications for fan IDs, the document that allows visa-free entry to Russian Federation during the World Cup , since England beat Sweden in the quarter-final on Saturday. Read More »

Nevada Execution Halted on Drugmaker's Lawsuit


Dozier has insisted he wants to be executed and doesn't care if it's painful. The order is the first time a drug company has successfully sued to halt an execution in the USA involving one of its drugs. Nevada announced last fall that it was preparing to use fentanyl in Dozier's execution. Jordan T Smith, an assistant Nevada solicitor general, countered at Wednesday's hearing that Nevada did not put up a "smokescreen" or do anything wrong in getting the drugs. Read More »

Croatia tops England for its 1st World Cup final


A day after France advanced to Sunday's final in Moscow with a 1-0 victory over Belgium, the focus of the tournament is now turning to the other semi-final game, England against Croatia in Moscow. While many on social media have branded the video as "fake", the firefighters have used the footage to remind everyone to keep safe during the World Cup celebrations. Read More »

Compensation sought for Australians caught up in Facebook privacy breach

It has been chose to fine Facebook £500,000, the maximum amount allowed, for failing to safeguard people's information and lack of transparency about how third parties harvested data on its platform. " Trust and confidence in the integrity of our democratic processes risk being disrupted because the average voter has little idea of what is going on behind the scenes", Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said in a statement according to CNBC . Read More »

Israeli Honeymooner Killed, New Wife Severely Injured In Zip-Line Tragedy


She is now in a stable condition, reports USA Today . Zip-lining as been suspended at a Royal Caribbean Cruises excursion in Honduras after a couple was involved in a deadly crash. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that it is arranging for Mr Tishman's body to be flown back to his home country. Authorities are continuing to investigate how the accident happened. Read More »

Judge orders Paul Manafort moved to suburban Washington jail


Manafort doesn't have to wear a prison jumpsuit, the filing adds. "On the monitored prison phone calls, Manafort has mentioned that he is being treated like a "VIP", the filing stated. They said they gained access to another prison call on June 20 in which Manafort told a listener skeptical about delaying the Virginia case and bringing forward a separate trial in Washington , D.C. Read More »

China vows to fight back as the trade war escalates

China on Wednesday said tit-for-tat tariffs will "destroy" trade between the world's top two economies, after Washington fired the next shot in a ballooning trade war , readying fresh levies on $ 200 billion in Chinese goods. "This new round of proposed tariffs takes the fight onto yet another level from which it is going to be hard for either side to make a graceful retreat", said Eswar Prasad, former head of the International Monteary Fund's China division. Read More »

Pence Cheers 'Pro-Life Administration' While Dodging Q's On Kavanaugh


But the bigger unknown is now centered around Kavanaugh's so far undisclosed position on abortion rights and the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Pence said that Kavanaugh had 12 opinions that were later adopted by the Supreme Court, and rebuffed Schumer and his Empire State colleague Sen. "What we don't want is to have people go to the courts with a specific objective or policy criteria". Read More »

'Reckless': Trump escalates trade war with another $US200b in Chinese tariffs

The 200-page document, released on Tuesday by the US Trade Representative's office, gives notice to those who wish to comment on the proposal and lists hundreds of products that would be subjected to the new tariffs . He added however that the move was still "a very sobering reality check as to just how fragile sentiment around trade war rhetoric is". The proposed list of goods includes consumer items such as clothing, television components and refrigerators as well as other high-tech items, ... Read More »

Palestinians to keep paying prisoner stipend despite…


Roughly 35,000 families benefit from the stipends that are paid to families of Palestinians killed, wounded or imprisoned by Israel, according to the Times of Israel . Abbas defiantly told a meeting of Fatah party leaders that the Palestinian government would pay "our martyrs and prisoners and wounded people" as it had since 1965. Read More »