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Iranian vessels ignored the warning flares, and the American ships later left the area, the Iranian navy added. The US carrier was "unprofessional and provocative" Friday, the IRGC navy said in a statement Saturday. Mr Araghchi said the new sanctions are "a breach of the deal in articles 26, 28 and 29". A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location in Iran, February.
  • Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

    Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

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    The list of SEC victors against the celebrated Alabama coach dwindled this week with the sudden exit of Hugh Freeze , who was ousted at MS on Thursday after school officials cited "a pattern of personal misconduct", including a call to a number linked to an escort service.
  • Kuwait shuts Iran cultural mission, expels diplomats over 'spy cell'

    Kuwait shuts Iran cultural mission, expels diplomats over 'spy cell'

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    The new diplomatic arrangement will "preserve Kuwaiti rights", Mohammed Abdullah al-Mubarak al-Sabah, Kuwait's minister of state for cabinet affairs, said in a statement. Some of the suspects in the Abdali case who were acquitted on appeal but re-convicted by Kuwait's Supreme Court last month are on the run and have allegedly escaped to Iran.
  • Panama case: PTI leaders optimistic about Sharif's disqualification

    Panama case: PTI leaders optimistic about Sharif's disqualification

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    Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Zafar Hijazi, who is a close ally of Sharif, was accused by investigators of forging records of a sugar mill owned by the Sharif family . The arrest comes just over a week after the investigating team, tasked by the SC with probing the graft claims, said that documents naming Sharif's daughter Maryam as a trustee for several of the family's high-end London properties were also "falsified".
  • Berlin mounts pressure on Turkey to release six human rights activists

    Berlin mounts pressure on Turkey to release six human rights activists

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    Turkey earlier this month jailed six human-rights activists, including Amnesty International's Turkey chief, for allegedly aiding terrorists . Mr. The travel sector contributes about $30 billion to the economy in a normal year. The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it had summoned Turkey's ambassador in Berlin to protest the pre-trial detention of six human rights activists, particularly that of German citizen Peter Steudtner .
  • USA imposed more tarrifs on steel import due to overproduction in China

    USA imposed more tarrifs on steel import due to overproduction in China

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    The United States will be looking for specific agreements this week from Beijing on the issue of expanding the U.S. access to the Chinese market, top officials in the Donald Trump administration said on Tuesday. China and the United States ramped up talks on steel amid threats from President Donald Trump to impose new curbs on imports of the metal in the name of U.S.
  • Karnataka can have its own state-flag: Constitutional expert

    Karnataka can have its own state-flag: Constitutional expert

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    In the year 2011 too, during the tenure of the previous BJP-led government, the government had taken a decision not to have a separate state flag. While Chief Minister Siddaramaiah maintained that nothing unconstitutional was afoot and dared the BJP to publicly reject the demand for an official flag for Karnataka , lost in the political noise were the realities of Kannada subnationalism, and the distinction, articulated by a Home Ministry official in New Delhi, between the "people" and ...
  • Governor Rauner to Talk Education Funding in Rockford Monday

    Governor Rauner to Talk Education Funding in Rockford Monday

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    The bi-partisan Senate bill 1 fixes what many say is a decades-old broken education funding system. "They want extremely rational school superintendents. Rauner says he'll use his "amendatory veto" to remove a portion that funds pensions for Chicago teachers. The controversy for the bills comes from the extra money set aside for Chicago schools.
  • Frontier to add nine routes from MIA to Northeast, Midwest, Puerto Rico

    Frontier to add nine routes from MIA to Northeast, Midwest, Puerto Rico

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    The additional flights announced from Miami were part of a broader unveiling Tuesday that saw the airline declare new service for 21 new cities nationwide in the coming months. This addition comes on the heels of Air Canada adding nonstop flights to Toronto on May 1. "And, then in the springtime, we'll be offering service between Buffalo and our home airport in Denver, Co., where connections will be possible throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the West Coast".
  • DHS Approves 15000 Added Temporary Worker Visas

    DHS Approves 15000 Added Temporary Worker Visas

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    The cap has already been reached this year. During his campaign, President Donald Trump had promised to put American workers first and curtail migration rate to the country. the additional visas may help save some small businesses this year". "From landscapers in Colorado to innkeepers in ME to seafood processors along the gulf coast to carnivals nationwide, we hope the visa expansion will help some businesses avoid substantial financial loss, and in some cases, prevent early business ...
  • The 2nd Round of the Brexit Talks Begins

    The 2nd Round of the Brexit Talks Begins

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    Barnier, who secured Davis's consent last month to the EU's broad structure for talks, wants to hold the Englishman publicly to whatever else has been agreed during the week, European Union officials say. This week's talks are also set to address more detailed concerns such as Britain's future in Euratom, the EU's nuclear safety agency, and the role of the European Court of Justice, the EU's top court.
  • Be 'careful' in issuing press releases, court tells RBI

    Be 'careful' in issuing press releases, court tells RBI

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    Essar's petition stirred a controversy over the RBI's press release which mentioned that such cases would be accorded priority for resolution. The Gujarat High Court's order clears the way for no further challenges by any of the companies going to insolvency courts on the grounds made by Essar Steel.
  • DeLand sky diver sent wife video foretelling suicidal plunge

    DeLand sky diver sent wife video foretelling suicidal plunge

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    During police investigations, Richards said Capotorto had 'seemed normal before the flight' . A google search turned up some information, including a 2011 story about Robert Raecke a 60-year-old sky diver who unbuckled his parachute in the sky north of Albany, New York and plunged 8,000 feet to his death.
  • Nobel Prize-winning Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died

    Nobel Prize-winning Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died

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    In 2009, he wrote a manifesto, Charter 08 , that called for political reform and criticised the government for failing to produce a democratic China. Under de facto house arrest since his Nobel win, Liu Xia saw her communication with the outside world nearly completely cut by the government. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen released a statement late Thursday on the death of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo .
  • Sheldon Silver's attorneys 'grateful;' prosecutors eye retrial

    Sheldon Silver's attorneys 'grateful;' prosecutors eye retrial

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    In a 54-page opinion released Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit wrote that while prosecutors had presented enough evidence to justify Silver 's convictions, jurors had been wrongly instructed on the action Silver would have to take to make his conduct count as criminal public corruption.
  • Silverstone formally triggers break clause in F1 contract

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    In 2009, a deal struck with F1's previous owners stipulated a promoter's fee should be paid by the BRDC to host the British race. Grant, who remains hopeful of persuading F1's commercial rights holders to change heart, lamented the impasse that has thrown the British Grand Prix's future into fresh danger.
  • Strangers form human chain to save distressed swimmers at Panama City Beach

    Strangers form human chain to save distressed swimmers at Panama City Beach

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    According to the Panama City News Herald , Ursrey along with her husband, mother, nephews and sons were swimming near the M.B. Miller County Pier on Panama City Beach on July 8. An awesome event took place this weekend when a family was caught in a potentially deadly rip current, which some are referring to as a riptide. Jessica Simmons was one of those who came to the family's rescue, according to CBS News .
  • Majority of Republicans Say Colleges Have Negative Impact on US

    Majority of Republicans Say Colleges Have Negative Impact on US

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    Most Republicans and right-leaning independents believe colleges and universities have a negative effect on how things are going in the country, a new Pew Research Center survey found. Donald Trump's war on "fake news" has made a major impact too. In addition, Republican politicians in recent years have pushed back on the four-year degree, saying that not all jobs require the credential.
  • No big change seen to USA troop levels in Iraq after Mosul

    No big change seen to USA troop levels in Iraq after Mosul

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    On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi formally declared victory against Daesh in Mosul, which was overrun by the terrorist group in 2014. The retaking of the devastated city after almost nine months of fighting signals the jihadist group's "days in Iraq and Syria are numbered", Trump said in a statement, praising Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
  • George Pell Arrives Back In Australia

    George Pell Arrives Back In Australia

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    Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's financial chief, has returned to Australia as he prepares to defend himself against paedophilia charges in Melbourne court. He is due to appear in a Melbourne court on July 26. Pell has been granted a leave of absence by the Pope, who made clear the cardinal would not be forced to resign his post as head of the Vatican's powerful economic ministry.
  • NY commuters enter 'summer of hell' with trepidation

    NY commuters enter 'summer of hell' with trepidation

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    More buses will be added from Hoboken as well. New York City rail commuters have gotten through their first morning with modified schedules while Amtrak begins extensive repairs in Penn Station prompted by two recent derailments and other problems.
  • Rockets sign James Harden to largest contract extension in National Basketball Association history

    Rockets sign James Harden to largest contract extension in National Basketball Association history

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    The Atlanta Hawks will not match the four-year, $71 million offer sheet on restricted free-agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr., clearing the way for him to join the New York Knicks , league sources told ESPN on Saturday. Harden was named first team All-NBA which made him able to ink the record-breaking "supermax" extension. With the megadeal, Harden is taking advantage of brand-new CBA rules that enable contract extensions for superstars.
  • Leicester City and Mahrez are reluctant partners as last dance begins

    Leicester City and Mahrez are reluctant partners as last dance begins

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    The Algeria global wants to join the Gunners and feels his club are backtracking on a vow made to him when he snubbed an exit to sign a new contract last summer. I'm open-minded. It can be disappointing when players go public with it but sometimes in the modern game outside influences are behind that. But even though his performances were not up to the mark in the 2016/17 season, the player continues to attract interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe .
  • California to host Global Climate Action Summit in 2018

    California to host Global Climate Action Summit in 2018

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    In recent months, Brown has waged a public campaign to counter Trump, who declared in June that the USA would pull out of the 2015 accord. In a rebuke to President Trump's disengagement from worldwide climate change efforts, Gov. "It's hard to grasp the mortal danger that climate change represents", Brown said in an interview with The Times. "A summit like that takes on even more importance because", said Figueres, "it has become even more crucial for the United States to see evidence of ...
  • #HappyBirthdayMSD: Charismatic MS Dhoni Turns 36 Today

    #HappyBirthdayMSD: Charismatic MS Dhoni Turns 36 Today

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    While his fellow cricketers wished him well on Twitter, Yuvraj gave him birthday wishes in a different style. "Many happy returns of the day to Mr. Helicopter @msdhoni have a great day buddy, the cake awaits you#happybirthday #cakesmash", tweeted Yuvraj.
  • Vince Carter signs $8 million deal with Sacramento Kings, reports say

    Vince Carter signs $8 million deal with Sacramento Kings, reports say

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    ESPN first reported the deal between Carter and the Kings. This past season for the Memphis Grizzlies , Carter averaged 8.0 points while shooting at a 38 percent clip from three-point range. Carter was the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year and the 2000 slam dunk contest champion. The high-flying dunk machine ranks 22nd on the all-time National Basketball Association scoring list with 24,555 career points, right behind Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing.
  • Chestnut wins again, sets new record in Nathan's hot dog contest

    Chestnut wins again, sets new record in Nathan's hot dog contest

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    Chestnut is the defending men's champion in the Nathan's Coney Island #Hot Dog Eating contest and his performance past year was one for the record books. The runnerup, Michelle Lesco, finished off 32 and 1/2 hot dogs . Last year, the Las Vegas resident polished down 38 1/2 dogs, beating out three-time victor Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas , of Alexandria, Va., with 35.
  • Iran to sign major gas deal with Total-led consortium

    Iran to sign major gas deal with Total-led consortium

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    The deal, focused on developing Phase 11 of what some estimates say is the world's largest gas field, is valued at up to $5bn and marks the first major Western energy investment since nuclear sanctions against Tehran were lifted early in 2016 and the first such contract between Tehran and one of the big European oil companies in more than a decade.
  • Rockets sign Chinese star Zhou Qi to multi-year contract

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    As such, Houston had to drop its offer to three years and $10.9 million, which Nene initially rejected, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated . With strong enough defense to hold down the fort in his small role, the Rockets even allowed 6.6 fewer points per 100 possessions when he was on the floor.
  • Budget Impasse Shuts Down NJ Government, Closes Parks on Holiday Weekend

    Budget Impasse Shuts Down NJ Government, Closes Parks on Holiday Weekend

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    LePage signed a similar order in ME, issuing a partial government shutdown through July 3 or until the newly declared state of emergency is terminated. It would be the first for Christie, a two-term Republican. Space's vote remained the same as the day before. Christie says the only leader not in favor of the deal he has offered was Prieto.
  • Suspect arrested, ID'd in Chester Co. road rage killing

    Suspect arrested, ID'd in Chester Co. road rage killing

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    Apparently, it's because both vehicles were trying to merge in the same lane on the highway. Roberson was killed in a road rage incident in West Goshen Township, just west of Philadelphia, Wednesday evening. Roberson's father, Rodney Roberson, said the family was excited that his daughter was going away to Jacksonville University in Florida to study psychology.
  • India in new economic era with GST

    India in new economic era with GST

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    Modi said GST will eliminate the compounding effects of multi-layered tax system. The keenly-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) was launched at a gala event last night from the historic Central Hall of Parliament by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
  • Charges for deadly Tennessee wildfires dropped

    Charges for deadly Tennessee wildfires dropped

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    The teens, who are 15 and 17, were charged with starting the Chimney Tops fire, which spread into the Smoky Mountains, into Sevier County and into Gatlinburg, killing 14 people and injuring 200 more . After that, they also concluded that Dunn's office didn't have authority to prosecute actions in the national park. State, federal and local government agencies had denied requests for months because of the ongoing case, but with Dunn's announcement Friday they should no longer be under those ...
  • Gasoline prices to hit 7-year Canada Day lows

    Gasoline prices to hit 7-year Canada Day lows

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    With 2.3 million Floridians projected to travel this weekend, gas prices fell for the 27th consecutive day across the state on Friday. Gas prices will average $2.21 per gallon, according to GasBuddy . While we'll never understand drivers lining up at pumps for an hour just to save a few cents, 14 cents is certainly nothing to scoff at, especially if you're planning on travelling hundreds of kilometres over the course of the weekend.
  • House Passes 'No Sanctuary For Criminals' Act

    House Passes 'No Sanctuary For Criminals' Act

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    Kate's Law creates stronger penalties for aliens who illegally reenter the United States, and it applies even harsher penalties for those who've been previously convicted of crimes. While the bills were widely expected to pass the Republican-controlled House, they are a welcome win for a White House that has seen little recent legislative success.
  • Female Kurdish sniper laughs after ISIS bullet nearly takes her head

    Female Kurdish sniper laughs after ISIS bullet nearly takes her head

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    Still, on June 18, a U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22 bomber that attacked U.S. -backed rebel forces. Bolstered by US air support, the SDF - an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters - have made significant gains over the past several days and now "control all high speed avenues of approach into Raqqa ", Dillon said.
  • Wildfires roast West Coast

    Wildfires roast West Coast

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    The town of Brian Head is under evacuation orders. The Utah fire began near the ski resort town of Brian Head , which is known as a weekend getaway destination for Las Vegas residents. About 750 more people remain under evacuation orders. In New Mexico, the Corral Fire reached about 17,000 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity, according to New Mexico Fire Information.