• Michael Bloomberg and Governor of California launch new U.S. climate action plan
Michael Bloomberg and Governor of California launch new U.S. climate action plan

In 2015, during the lead-up to the Paris conference on climate change, the USA submitted its "Nationally Determined Contribution", committing to reduce emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025 (based on 2005 levels). The United Nations' chief, António Guterres, said in a statement the plan to assess how US cities, states and others are contributing to ...

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  • Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman
Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

A woman has been killed after the force of a plane flying low overhead blew her from her feet at a world famous Caribbean beach. A KPSM police reportsaid the incident happened at approximately 6.00 p.m. Rolando Brison, director of tourism for the island of Sint Maarten, confirmed the news of the unnamed woman's death to New Zealand Herald , addi...

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  • Russia: Killer of Putin Critic Nemtsov Gets 20 Years in Prison
Russia: Killer of Putin Critic Nemtsov Gets 20 Years in Prison

He was Russia's deputy prime minister for four months in 1998, during the presidency of Boris Yeltsin. Dadayev was an officer in the security forces of Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov and allies have criticised investigators for not studying a possible role of Mr Kadyrov in the killing.

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  • Abhinav Bindra seeks response from Sports Minister on Kanchanmala matter
Abhinav Bindra seeks response from Sports Minister on Kanchanmala matter

Kanchanmala Pande, one of the participants, had to take a loan of around Rs 5 lakhs. "I had to pay around Rs 70,000 (£844) for the hotel and more than Rs 40,000 (£482) for food". A news item had appeared in a section of media yesterday about Ms. Kanchanmala Pande, a Para Swimmer. "We have asked for a report about what happened in Berlin from team l...

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  • Bank of Canada raises interest rates for first time in seven years
Bank of Canada raises interest rates for first time in seven years

The Pound to Canadian Dollar exchange rate (GBP/CAD) has fallen from the 1.7800 highs set in May to its current 1.6688 level. In raising rates for the first time in seven years, and for the first time on his watch, Poloz said policymakers will now look to data to decide when they can hike again, and urged financial markets to do the same.

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  • 'Gaurakshaks' strike in Nagpur, man beaten for carrying some meat
'Gaurakshaks' strike in Nagpur, man beaten for carrying some meat

In spite of Shah's repeated denial that the meat was not beef, but they refused to hear him out. Over the past several months, many incidents of people being beaten up and even reports of people killed for allegedly carrying beef have made rounds in different parts of the country including Haryana and Jharkhand.

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  • Roger John Hussey, Aussie tourist plunges to his death parasailing in Thailand
Roger John Hussey, Aussie tourist plunges to his death parasailing in Thailand

Beachgoers attempted to help Hussey, pulling him from the water to the shore, however, he was later pronounced dead in hospital. Lt. Col. Suwisit Keereerak, Deputy Chief Inspector of Karon Police Station , has said that they are investigating the case and added that two arrests have already been made - parasailer Rungroj Rakscheep , 38, and boa...

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  • Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE call Qatar-US terror accord 'insufficient'
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE call Qatar-US terror accord 'insufficient'

Qatar denies the allegations. King Salman and Tillerson reviewed bilateral relations between the kingdom and the United States, the prospects of enhancing cooperation between the two friendly countries, and latest developments in the region, especially efforts being exerted for combating terrorism and its financing, said an SPA report.

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  • TRS MLA held for misbehaving with woman collector in Telangana granted bail
TRS MLA held for misbehaving with woman collector in Telangana granted bail

Read Also: Tortured girl Pratyusha rescued by Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, on the verge of realising her dreamChief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao took serious note of the MLA's behavior and direct Naik to personally meet the collector and tender an unconditional apology.

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  • Top Bahrain activist sentenced to 2 years in jail
Top Bahrain activist sentenced to 2 years in jail

A Bahraini court sentenced rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail on Monday, supporters said, for allegedly making "false or malicious" statements about authorities. "We believe societies are strengthened, not threatened, by expressions of opinion and dissent, and that opposition voices can play a vital role helping societies become ...

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  • USA judges ask why group can sue for monkey's selfie
USA judges ask why group can sue for monkey's selfie

The case stems from an episode four years ago when a monkey took a camera from a photographer and snapped his own picture. If the lawsuit succeeds, this will be the first time that an animal is declared the owner of a property, instead of being declared a piece of property himself, PETA attorney Jeffrey Kerr said.

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  • Why Ted Cruz's Health Care Fix Can't Save the GOP's Bill
Why Ted Cruz's Health Care Fix Can't Save the GOP's Bill

Now, as McConnell woos moderates with more spending on treatment for opioid addiction, conservatives are demanding more aggressive deregulation of the insurance industry, floating ideas that would unravel the Affordable Care Act's carefully designed markets for individual health insurance.

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  • 'Defend Europe' Militia Sets Sail In The Mediterranean To Chase Migrants
'Defend Europe' Militia Sets Sail In The Mediterranean To Chase Migrants

The committee found that the migrant flows have only increased since the beginning of the operation, with a spike by 19 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2016. "However, she added: ".it has been a humanitarian success, and it is critical that the EU's lifesaving search and rescue work continues, but using more suitable, non-militar...

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  • Warm and muggy with a stray shower or t-storm this evening
Warm and muggy with a stray shower or t-storm this evening

Storms have moved on after producing tropical downpours, hail and even a few reports of downed trees and powerlines. Southeast wind 0 to 10 miles per hour. Heat indices in the mid-upper 90s. We end the week on Friday in the low 90s, there will be extra clouds, and there is a better chance for early afternoon storms.

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise transferred out of ICU
Rep. Steve Scalise transferred out of ICU

The Louisiana Republican was among a group of Republican lawmakers attacked June 14 just outside Washington when a gunman opened fire on them while they were practicing for an annual charity baseball game against Democrats. Bipartisan leaders in the House of Representatives made a decision to delay the official House photo for the 115th Congress un...

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  • Letter to the Editor: Blumenthal, Murphy should oppose GOP health bill
Letter to the Editor: Blumenthal, Murphy should oppose GOP health bill

Senate is staying in session to work on behalf of the American people". Leaving the tax in place would be "discouraging", Toomey said: "But it looks as though I have lost that argument". The Republican lawmaker announced the decision Tuesday in a statement that included a criticism of Democratic senators. The Kentucky Republican said ...

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  • Pop concert for Kim Jong Un celebrates North Korea's missile launch
Pop concert for Kim Jong Un celebrates North Korea's missile launch

The mission marked the first time U.S. Pacific Command-directed B-1B Lancers have conducted combined training with JASDF fighters at night. Pyongyang has been the scene of a slew of special events to mark the July 4 launch of Hwasong-14, which is believed to be capable of reaching most of Alaska and possibly farther.

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  • Diehard Bargain Hunter: Monsanto Company (MON), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT)
Diehard Bargain Hunter: Monsanto Company (MON), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT)

Fitbit, Inc .is a provider of health and fitness devices. Vetr's target price indicates a potential downside of 9.89% from the stock's current price. Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $6.00 target price (down previously from $7.00) on shares of Fitbit in a report on...

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  • A Slithering Seizure by CBP at JFK International Mail Facility
A Slithering Seizure by CBP at JFK International Mail Facility

Agents were checking the mail when an X-ray of a package showed the snakes slithering around inside, WPIX reports. The outer box was carefully opened, revealing a styrofoam casing with rows of holes. Fish and Wildlife Services. King cobras are the world's largest venomous snakes and can grow to almost 19 feet, The Associated Press reported....

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  • Bomb threat prompts evacuation in UCLA
Bomb threat prompts evacuation in UCLA

A phoned-in bomb threat at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has prompted evacuations of residents from several campus dorms Wednesday night, according to the City News Service. Bob Leinweber. The search and emergency operations concluded about 20 minutes later with an all clear. Another message advised students to stay indoors unles...

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