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Boulder Falls From Jerusalem's Western Wall, Barely Missing Worshipper

Boulder Falls From Jerusalem's Western Wall, Barely Missing Worshipper The site, located near Robinson's Arch, has been at the center of controversy due to Jerusalem's recent decision to scrap plans to create a new mixed-gender, pluralistic prayer section adjacent to the main Western Wall plaza. One worshipper was left slightly injured. He said that more rocks could fall at any time . Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich said it was a highly unusual event, and... [Full Article...]

Feds have 12 tapes of Trump recorded by Michael Cohen

Feds have 12 tapes of Trump recorded by Michael Cohen Cohen has not yet been arrested or charged with any crime. Rudy Giuliani, the President's new lawyer, has confirmed the conversation but said that no money changed hands. During Sunday's roundtable, retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, an informal Trump adviser, pressed Avenatti to reveal how he knew of the existence of additional tapes, arguing that the leak of such informati... [Full Article...]

Targeting Critics, Trump Seeks To Revoke Clearance Of Former US Officials

Targeting Critics, Trump Seeks To Revoke Clearance Of Former US Officials Brennan has hinted darkly about revelations that might be in the offing about Trump, among other criticisms; Clapper has likened Trump to an intelligence "asset" being handled by a "case officer" in Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sanders would not say when the President would make the decision; she said only that the White House would provide updates when it had them. WASHINGTON ― House... [Full Article...]

Court Filing Shows Feds Have 12 Of Cohen's Tapes

Court Filing Shows Feds Have 12 Of Cohen's Tapes CBS News has not verified the recording's authenticity. Ms McDougal said that American Media Inc, the National Enquirer's owner, had paid her US$150,000 for her story before the 2016 presidential election, intending not to publish it - what's known as a " catch and kill " agreement - because the company's owner, David Pecker, is a friend of Mr Trump's . [Full Article...]

Danforth shooter was previously known to police for 'online activity'

Danforth shooter was previously known to police for 'online activity' Our thoughts and prayers are also with the family of the 18 year old Reese Fallon who tragically lost her life, an accomplished young woman who had plans to study nursing. Don Peat, a spokesperson for the mayor, said the Council was considering a motion urging the federal government to ban the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition in Toronto . [Full Article...]

Met Office issues thunderstorms warning for the North East

Met Office issues thunderstorms warning for the North East The Met Office said several places have had 54 consecutive dry days , starting on May 30, including a few which have had less than 1mm (0.04in) of rain in the entire 54-day period - the longest spell since 1969, when 70 days passed with no significant rainfall. [Full Article...]

'I'm looking for my mum': Greece fire toll rises

'I'm looking for my mum': Greece fire toll rises Many people on the beaches were forced to swim out due to the ferocity of the fire, Halil said. Wildfires burning near Athens have killed 49 people and injured more than 100, causing Greece to declare a state of emergency and evacuate towns in the southern peninsula of Attica. [Full Article...]

Americans captured in Syria charged in relation to Islamic State

Americans captured in Syria charged in relation to Islamic State An American man seized in Syria by a US-backed militia has been charged with providing material support to Islamic State militants. State-run news agency SANA earlier reported some of the attacks, including suicide bombings in the city of Sweida, a provincial capital populated by Syria's minority Druze . [Full Article...]

Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized

Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized As pedestrians walked by the site, in an area popular with tourists, Gregg Donovan, 58, of Los Angeles, stood by with a "Trump 2020" sign, saying he was protecting it from further damage. Gregg Donovan chose to "stand guard over the star", the television station reported. Then, it's believed, he called police himself to report it, but left the scene before they got here. [Full Article...]

Trump wants to meet Putin early next year, after Russia probe: Bolton

Trump wants to meet Putin early next year, after Russia probe: Bolton Trump's proposed Washington meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has been delayed until 2019. The President met with Mr Putin on the sidelines of two global summits a year ago - first in Germany, then in Vietnam - and both times he invited his Russian counterpart to the White House , according to three current and former administration officials. [Full Article...]

32 killed as Pakistan votes to elect new government

32 killed as Pakistan votes to elect new government In the 2013 elections, the PML-N, led by former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , emerged as the largest party with 166 seats out of a total of 342 seats in the National Assembly. The contest largely became a two-way race between Khan's PTI and the incumbent PML-N of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, whose brother Shahbaz is leading its campaign. [Full Article...]

Brock Turner appeals assault conviction to avoid sex offender registration

Brock Turner appeals assault conviction to avoid sex offender registration Attorney Eric Multhaup argued that Turner was engaged in "sexual outercourse " and did not demonstrate that he meant to rape the victim, according to NBC Bay Area. Turner filed an appeal to California's 6th District Court of Appeal in December after being convicted in March 2016 of three felony sexual assault charges including attempted rape. [Full Article...]

Trump delays second Putin summit for 2019 over 'Russia witch hunt' - Bolton

Trump delays second Putin summit for 2019 over 'Russia witch hunt' - Bolton Trump's unexpectedly rapid invitation to Putin to come to Washington for another summit - only three days after Helsinki - has only deepened criticism of Trump's handling of Russian Federation, overshadowing the so-far meagre results of the Helsinki summit. [Full Article...]

Mexico president-elect writes to Trump, urging swift conclusion to Nafta talks

Mexico president-elect writes to Trump, urging swift conclusion to Nafta talks The letter was delivered during a recent meeting in Mexico with senior USA officials, and details were disclosed once Trump had received it, said Lopez Obrador , a leftist who won Mexico's July 1 presidential election in a landslide. The U.S., Mexico and Canada have failed to nail down a deal to alter Nafta after nearly a year of talks, with wide differences remaining over such issues as auto... [Full Article...]

Someone smashed President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star to pieces

Someone smashed President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star to pieces According to the Hollywood Reporter , witnesses say a man walked up with a guitar case, pulled out a pickaxe and demolished the star. The suspect later turned himself in to the police, according to NBC Los Angeles . Trump's star has repeatedly been the target of vandalism and protests since the reality TV star's turn to politics. LA street artist Plastic Jesus built a tiny concrete wall... [Full Article...]

UK PM May says she will lead Brexit talks from now on

UK PM May says she will lead Brexit talks from now on He revealed that he agreed the changes on the day he was offered the job following David Davis's resignation earlier this month. May's political vulnerability was exposed by the survey which found voters would prefer Boris Johnson, who quit as her foreign minister two weeks ago, to negotiate with the European Union and lead the Conservative Party into the next election. [Full Article...]

Damond's family to file US civil lawsuit

Damond's family to file US civil lawsuit Damond, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, was shot and killed past year by former Minneapolis police officer Mohammed Noor, who is facing murder charges in a separate criminal trial set to begin in September. The lawsuit seeks $50 million, plus punitive damages. Bennett previously represented the family of Philando Castile, who reached a $3 million settlement previous year with the city of St. [Full Article...]

GOP Congressman Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'This Girl ... Or Whatever She Is'

GOP Congressman Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'This Girl ... Or Whatever She Is' Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) took NY congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to task for her support for socialism, refusing to back down on his derogatory characterization of her as "this girl O-cay-zia or whatever she is ". "It's basically Socialism wrapped in ignorance", he said. When the rising political star caught wind of what the congressman had said about her, she responded in ... [Full Article...]

China says there will be 'no winner' in global trade war

China says there will be 'no winner' in global trade war Xi is on an official state visit to South Africa ahead of the 10th summit of the BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India , China and South Africa - that begins in Johannesburg on Wednesday. "We are concerned by the rise in unilateral measures that are incompatible with World Trade Organisation rules and are anxious about the impact of these measures, especially on developing countries". [Full Article...]

Israel 'shoots down' Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights

Israel 'shoots down' Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights The army radio report said the condition of the pilot was unclear. Al-Ikhbariya TV broadcast footage from the fence demarcating the United Nations buffer zone between Syrian and Israeli forces inside the Golan Heights. Sana quoted an unnamed military source as saying the plane was conducting raids against "armed terrorist groups" near the southern Yarmouk Valley. [Full Article...]


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