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Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari injures thumb in exhibition game Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari injures thumb in exhibition game
- August 01, 2017

Gallinari reportedly had to go to the hospital to get his hand examined, but the severity of his injury is not yet known. Gallinari plays for Italy's worldwide team and they're now preparing for Eurobasket . Gallinari's new teammate, Blake Griffin , missed significant time in 2016 when he punched a Clippers' equipment manager. The Italian federation wrote on Twitter that Gallinari fractured the first metacarpal on his right hand and that the estimated recovery time was 40 days. (more...)
Turkey coup trial: nearly 500 in court Turkey coup trial: nearly 500 in court
- August 01, 2017

He rejects the charges and denies any involvement in the coup attempt. Families of those killed or wounded protested outside the courthouse, with some throwing hangman's nooses or stones toward the defendants as they arrived under tight guard, shouting "murderers" and demanding that the death penalty be reinstated. (more...)
Embassy Staff Return to Israel After Amman Shooting Incident Embassy Staff Return to Israel After Amman Shooting Incident
- July 29, 2017

He says "a weight has been lifted from my heart" and thanked the Israeli government for bringing him home. On Friday, thousands of Jordanians took to the streets to protest the situation in Jerusalem. Turmoil erupted in the Jordanian Parliament over rumors that King Abdullah's had made the decision to allow the Israeli Embassy security guard to leave the country . (more...)
Amit Shah To Be Defence Minister, Om Mathur BJP President? Amit Shah To Be Defence Minister, Om Mathur BJP President?
- July 29, 2017

Rajput, the Congress' chief whip in the State Assembly, Tejashree Patel and PI Patel, who quit the party , are believed to be staunch supporters of Vaghela. First hints of the impending reshuffle were given when BJP president Amit Shah made a decision to fight upcoming Rajya Sabha elections . After giving his resignation, Mansinh Chauhan said he was exhausted of "internal politics and groupism" in the Congress. (more...)
Wildfires force French Riviera evacuation of thousands Wildfires force French Riviera evacuation of thousands
- July 29, 2017

Wildfires broke out on Monday in the south of France . In the Alps-de-Haute Provence department, "the level of danger from forest fires was raised to "very high" in two of its six weather zones", local authorities said on Sunday, adding that people are discouraged from using the area. (more...)
Hezbollah's Control of Lebanese Military Undercuts US Anti-Terror Plans Hezbollah's Control of Lebanese Military Undercuts US Anti-Terror Plans
- July 28, 2017

She warned that the dangers Hezbollah poses "are getting larger, not smaller" and it's time to acknowledge this and get serious about enforcing United Nations resolutions. A joint news conference is planned afterward. "This administration is still in the process of filling many open positions across the government inter-agency ... (more...)
Trump criticized over military ban on transgender people Trump criticized over military ban on transgender people
- July 28, 2017

Military". President Donald Trump's plans to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in the military takes the U.S. off a short list of countries that allow individuals to serve in the armed forces regardless of gender identity. Aaron Belkin, a gay man and the longtime director of the center, said Trump is "creating a worse version of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell, '" and said that discrimination harms military readiness. (more...)
17 bodies found, Gujarat flood toll rises to 111 17 bodies found, Gujarat flood toll rises to 111
- July 28, 2017

According to Airport sources, the patches have been found on runway after incessant heavy rains. A cyclist wades through a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Ahmedabad on Thursday. AIR correspondent reports that NGOs and Voluntary organisations have come out in big numbers for sending relief materials to the affected people. At least 500 medical professionals including doctors, paramedics and health workers have fanned out across the district to survey the flood-hit areas and ... (more...)
McCain returning to Washington on eve of next Senate health care vote McCain returning to Washington on eve of next Senate health care vote
- July 27, 2017

His return comes as the Senate is preparing to consider proposals to reform health care. The approach was not flying with some Republicans . Tell us. Trump implored fellow Republicans to make good on a promise to repeal the ACA, widely known as Obamacare , that has been a staple of their rhetoric for seven years. (more...)
Debbie Whatsshedonenow Schultz: Her Image Is Back in the Toilet Debbie Whatsshedonenow Schultz: Her Image Is Back in the Toilet
- July 27, 2017

Imran Awan , an IT staffer at the U.S. congressional computer equipment center who was working for Debbie Wasserman Schultz , the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman, was arrested at Washington D.C.'s Dulles Airport while trying to flee the country, media reported . (more...)
Don't know if 39 abducted Indians are alive Don't know if 39 abducted Indians are alive
- July 25, 2017

Al-Jaafari's comments came after Indian Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh visited Iraq after Iraqi forces aided by an global coalition liberated Mosul from the Islamic State on July 9. The Iraqi foreign minister also met petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan. "Thousands of Indians visit Iraq annually for a pilgrimage to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala". (more...)
Shooting at Israeli Embassy in Jordan kills at least 1 person
- July 25, 2017

Netanyahu said that the government was "carrying out discussions at all levels with security officials in Israel and the government in Amman in order to bring this situation to a resolution". The incident had potential to cause a rift in already tense Israel-Jordan relations, because Jordan wanted to question the Israeli guard, who was lightly injured, but Israel said he had diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention. (more...)
Charlie Gard's Hospital Receiving Violent Threats; Tensions Mount as Fight Continues Charlie Gard's Hospital Receiving Violent Threats; Tensions Mount as Fight Continues
- July 25, 2017

The parents of Charlie Gard , a terminally ill baby, have been fighting for getting him treated while the British Hospital and the court refused to accept it . "It is hoped that those who, like the professor, have provided the opinions that have so sustained Charlie's parents, their hopes and thus this protracted litigation with its many consequences, will also find much upon which to reflect". (more...)
Six killed as clashes erupt in standoff over mosque in Jerusalem Six killed as clashes erupt in standoff over mosque in Jerusalem
- July 24, 2017

On Friday, Egypt called on Israel to immediately stop its violent actions and cancel its escalated security measures against Palestinians in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque area, expressing "deep concern". What triggered the violence at al-Aqsa Mosque compound? Two Palestinians were martyred in clashes with Israeli occupation forces Saturday over restrictive Israeli measures at Al-Aqsa holy Mosque. (more...)
Mahmoud Abbas suspends 'all levels' of relations with Israel
- July 23, 2017

Tensions have run high since last week, when three gunmen shot and killed two Israeli policeman near Temple Mount, a hilltop compound near the Western Wall and one of the most important holy sites in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Tear gas being fired at protesters on Friday by Israeli forces outside the Old City. Access to the shrine at Temple Mount has been limited to women of any age and men over 50. (more...)
Coffee Recalled For Containing 'Viagra Like Ingredient' Coffee Recalled For Containing 'Viagra Like Ingredient'
- July 22, 2017

Marketed as a male enhancement product, the coffee posed a particular risk to men who had diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, or those with heart disease. Many rely on their morning cup of coffee to give them that extra get-up-and-go to get out the door. Bestherbs Coffee owner Albert Yee told the Washington Post he expected over hundred bags of the product to be returned after the recalls began last week. (more...)
Detwiler Fire Forces Mass Evacuations In Mariposa Detwiler Fire Forces Mass Evacuations In Mariposa
- July 20, 2017

Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Mariposa County due to the effects of the fire, which is 7 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. The Public Works Department devised truck routes through town for CalFire so firefighters could get up to the fire with the least disruptions to traffic and people. (more...)
Police officer who shot and killed Minneapolis woman identified Police officer who shot and killed Minneapolis woman identified
- July 19, 2017

Three sources who spoke to the Star Tribune said that Justine Damond was outside in her pajamas talking to the officer in the driver's seat of the police auto, when Noor, who was sitting in the passenger seat, suddenly drew his weapon and shot her. (more...)
Men are gunning for apes (and vice versa) Men are gunning for apes (and vice versa)
- July 18, 2017

Following its successful opening in limited release, and slowly building buzz, the movie's current domestic total sits just above $16 million. Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures ' Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped 61% to second place with a second weekend of $45.2 million, to push its North American total to $208.3 million. (more...)
Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman To Win Math's Highest Honor, Dies At 40 Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman To Win Math's Highest Honor, Dies At 40
- July 16, 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani is awarded with the 2014 Fields medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea on August 13, 2014. By then, she was already a star, having won gold medals in the International Mathematical Olympiad in the mid-1990s - after becoming the first girl ever named to Iran's team. (more...)
Sinkhole swallows two homes, continues to grow in Florida Sinkhole swallows two homes, continues to grow in Florida
- July 15, 2017

According to Pasco County Fire Rescue, one home is a complete loss and the second home is a 60 percent loss. The boat fell in. Surrounding homes were evacuated as a safety precaution. Property records note a sinkhole confirmed in 2012 as "stabilised". The residents had already left the home to go to work. "Mother Nature is going to take what Mother Nature is going to take", he said. (more...)
California Governor Teaming with NY Mayor to Track Climate Progress California Governor Teaming with NY Mayor to Track Climate Progress
- July 15, 2017

Cities are responsible for 75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, so even actions that seem hyper-local - like increasing energy efficiency for municipal buildings or replacing fossil-fuel powered city buses with an electric fleet - can help bend the global emissions curve. (more...)
Grassley may subpoena former Trump campaign chairman Grassley may subpoena former Trump campaign chairman
- July 14, 2017

Mr Trump Jr released emails this week from 2016 in which he appeared eager to accept information from the Russian government that could have damaged Hillary Clinton's campaign. Donald Trump Jr . sits down to a round-table discussion at the Talk Media News radio row in Manchester, N.H., February 8, 2016. "It was in the previous administration [and] if there had been enforcement of the immigration laws, she wouldn't have been in the country", said Grassley. (more...)
Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction Has Been Overturned Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction Has Been Overturned
- July 14, 2017

The Silver case was returned to the original trial court, where the ex-lawmaker, now 73, can be retried, The New York Times reported. According to prosecutors, Silver, a lawyer, persuaded a doctor to pass on "valuable leads to unrepresented patients with mesothelioma", and in return, routed grants to the doctor for research and gave other help. (more...)
Ivanka Welcomes Robotics Team From Afghanistan Ivanka Welcomes Robotics Team From Afghanistan
- July 14, 2017

The non-profit organizing the competition celebrated the reversal in a jubilant statement Wednesday . The Department of State originally denied the Afghan girls visas at least twice, causing some backlash among the public. The group, which consists of six Afghan teenage girls, applied - and was denied - twice for visas by the U.S. At the time, the State Department declined to comment on why the visa were denied, saying "all visa applications are adjudicated on a case-by-case basis in ... (more...)
United States asks China to release Liu Xiaobo's wife from house arrest United States asks China to release Liu Xiaobo's wife from house arrest
- July 14, 2017

Link says Liu told the other authors and signers that he was willing to take the rap for the document. Before the Charter, Liu had served as the president of the Independent Chinese PEN Center writers' group from 2003 to 2007, as well as heading Democratic China magazine since the mid-1990s. (more...)
Missing 'Boys' Add Up to Big Mystery in Bucks County Pennsylvania Missing 'Boys' Add Up to Big Mystery in Bucks County Pennsylvania
- July 13, 2017

Dinardo was released Tuesday evening after his father paid 10% of his $1 million bail in cash, according to Weintraub. As part of the bail, DiNardo must appear for all of his court hearings and he is not wearing an electronic-monitoring device, Weintraub said Wednesday. (more...)
Pope makes creation of modern day saints easier Pope makes creation of modern day saints easier
- July 13, 2017

Pope Francis has just signed a motu proprio opening sainthood to those who have died for others. Possible candidates for sainthood under the new pathway would include , for example, Christians who work with people infected with a contagious disease and later die because of that disease, according to an article in L'Osservatore Romano , the Vatican newspaper. (more...)
Uber says it will improve conditions for United Kingdom drivers Uber says it will improve conditions for United Kingdom drivers
- July 12, 2017

Critics argue it doesn't go far enough protecting workers, with some saying such jobs should simply be considered standard employment. "It's absolutely right to focus on what makes for good work, and firms of all shapes and sizes will find much to agree with in the seven principles of decency and fairness". (more...)
Disturbed sleep can increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease Disturbed sleep can increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
- July 12, 2017

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems. Researchers at Washington University's School of Medicine found sleep disruption leads to an increase in two proteins that are connected with the disease. (more...)
Case of critically-ill baby back in court after Pope, Trump support Case of critically-ill baby back in court after Pope, Trump support
- July 11, 2017

On Saturday, supporters joined 11-month-old Charlie's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard outside London's Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH), calling for him to be released so he can travel to the USA for experimental treatment. Britain's government won't play a role in deciding the future course of Charlie's treatment, an official said Sunday. They did not produce any new evidence during the preliminary hearing. (more...)
Trump says United Kingdom trade deal expected 'very quickly,' confirms London visit Trump says United Kingdom trade deal expected 'very quickly,' confirms London visit
- July 09, 2017

May is looking to secure a trade deal with the United States as Britain renegotiates its terms of trade with the European Union ahead of its withdrawal from the 28-nation bloc. Theresa May is discussing her ambitions for post-Brexit trade deals with the U.S. and Japan on the final day of the G20 summit , as leaders battle through "very difficult" talks. (more...)
Canada 'paid $8m' to Omar Khadr, ex-Guantanamo detainee Canada 'paid $8m' to Omar Khadr, ex-Guantanamo detainee
- July 08, 2017

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould held a news conference on Friday to announce the settlement that ends a long-standing $20-million civil lawsuit from Mr. On Friday, the Canadian Press wire service reported that the Liberal Trudeau government wanted to get ahead of an attempt by Speer's widow and another U.S. (more...)
Manchester bomber didn't act alone; more arrests likely, say police Manchester bomber didn't act alone; more arrests likely, say police
- July 08, 2017

The police added that they were also searching a property in the Manchester suburb of Fallowfield - about 35 miles east of the Liverpool airport. "We do however suspect others were either aware [of] or complicit in the knowledge of this attack", said North West Counter Terrorism Unit Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson. (more...)
United Kingdom hospital rejects Vatican offer to help treat ill infant United Kingdom hospital rejects Vatican offer to help treat ill infant
- July 07, 2017

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) last week denied their request to seek treatment in the United States. The hospital will remove Charlie Gard from a life support machine against his parents' wishes. Sunday, Pope Francis entered the debate by supporting the parents of Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, and saying to follow "with emotion" this case. (more...)