• Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic
Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic

The hurricane center put the chances of it becoming a tropical depression at 40 percent over the next five days, which is down from 60 percent on Wednesday. Read the full update from the National Hurricane Center . Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms located a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda are associated with a weak trough of low pr...

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  • Vancouver residents protest Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policies
Vancouver residents protest Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policies

The House nevertheless pressed forward with a vote on the bill that would have funded Trump's border wall, offered young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and partially addressed the family-separation crisis at the southwest border.

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  • LG has no independent decision-making power, rules Supreme Court
LG has no independent decision-making power, rules Supreme Court

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivered three different verdicts. Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi: "In principle, good judgement for Delhi, irrespective of politics or governments". It led various protests and tried to keep the issue of Delhi statehood active but did not gain support. The Delhi ...

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  • Pompeo speaks with Russian FM on Trump-Putin meeting
Pompeo speaks with Russian FM on Trump-Putin meeting

Lavrov, speaking in English, said he hoped that the USA senators' visit "will symbolise the resumption of relations between the (US and Russian) parliaments". "Indeed, we do not rule out that both Presidents Putin and Trump may have a tête-à-tête meeting at the beginning, if an initial agreement is confirmed and there is preliminary understanding".

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  • Dotcom to take extradition case to Supreme Court
Dotcom to take extradition case to Supreme Court

Mr Dotcom argues that he can not be held responsible for others who chose to use his site for illegal purposes, and that any case against him should have been heard in civil court. One example, the court heard, was the failure to disclose the illegal spying by the Government Communications Security Bureau when applying for an arrest warrant.

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  • Anti-ICE protester scales Statue of Liberty, prompting island evacuation & rescue
Anti-ICE protester scales Statue of Liberty, prompting island evacuation & rescue

The protestor climbed from the pedestal area to the base of the statue, forcing an evacuation. It is not known if the woman or the protesters presented any danger to others, but the incident did lead to the island's evacuation. A poem by Emma Lazarus inscribed on a bronze plaque, and located in the Statue of Liberty's museum, is seen by many as emb...

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  • Donald Trump: US President asked repeatedly if he could INVADE Venezuela
Donald Trump: US President asked repeatedly if he could INVADE Venezuela

McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - who were both stunned by the suggestion - pushed back against the idea, according to the Associated Press . The White House announced later it had refused to take a call from Maduro. Venezuelans have also been fleeing to countries including Brazil, Colombia, Chile, the USA, and Spain.

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  • Trump pressed aides on invading Venezuela, officials say
Trump pressed aides on invading Venezuela, officials say

Although he gave no indication he was about to order military plans, he pointed to what he considered past cases of successful gunboat diplomacy in the region, according to the official, like the invasions of Panama and Grenada in the 1980s.

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  • Nostalgic Macron visits Fela Kuti's Lagos jazz temple
Nostalgic Macron visits Fela Kuti's Lagos jazz temple

But Macron was quick to highlight that "the heart of this visit is to broaden the partnership between France and Nigeria on cultural, economic and sports subjects", which according to him give "perspectives and opportunities to youth" so that they do not join the jihadist movements.

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  • Diplomat among six arrested over suspected plot against Iran opposition meeting
Diplomat among six arrested over suspected plot against Iran opposition meeting

Qasemi accused the People's Mujahideen, the main component of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) whose Paris meeting was allegedly targeted, of "carrying out a scenario to affect the European visit (of President Hassan Rouhani) and harm Iran's position in the European public opinion".

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  • Terrifying moment woman is dragged under water by shark
Terrifying moment woman is dragged under water by shark

The attack occurred while the 34-year-old woman from Perth was on holiday in Dugong Bay, a remote spot known for its sharks and saltwater crocodiles. An Australian woman had a terrifying experience over the weekend when a shark she was feeding pulled her into the water by her finger.

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  • China issues travel warning for tourists going to the US
China issues travel warning for tourists going to the US

Asia was bereft of the usual leads as the US markets were closed on Wednesday for the Independence Day holiday. U.S. stock futures were marginally firmer, pointing to a higher open for Wall Street later in the day. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum on national security grounds. The euro ...

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  • Two critical after 'major incident' near poison site
Two critical after 'major incident' near poison site

British officials say they were poisoned by a nerve agent. In a statement shared by Wiltshire Police , Public Health England (PHE) has said that "based upon the number of casulaties affected, [it] is not believed that there is a significant health risk to the wider public".

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  • Britain vows to end gay conversion therapy as survey reveals ‘burning injustices’
Britain vows to end gay conversion therapy as survey reveals ‘burning injustices’

Twenty-three percent said that their sexual orientation had affected them negatively in the workplace; 40 percent said that they've been victims of "hate incidents"; and more than two thirds of participants say they've avoided holding hands with their partners in public for fear of backlash.

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  • Trump warns WTO: US will act if not treated properly
Trump warns WTO: US will act if not treated properly

The drafted bill, "essentially provides Trump a license to raise US tariffs at will, without congressional consent", according to the Axios website . US officials in Geneva, home of the WTO, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday. The EU on Friday submitted comments warning the US Commerce Department that US import tariffs ...

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  • State Dept dismisses doubts ahead of Pompeo trip to North Korea
State Dept dismisses doubts ahead of Pompeo trip to North Korea

Bolton said top United States diplomat Mike Pompeo will be discussing that plan with North Korea in the near future. In a tweet , Mr Trump said North Korea has conducted "no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months". US President Donald Trump is reportedly seeking to hold a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in S...

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  • Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry, 31 dead
Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry, 31 dead

In a desperate bid to save lives, the vessel's captain steered it toward shore, grounding it between 200-300 meters (985-655 feet) from land. More than 30 people have been rescued and eight of them were being treated in a hospital, said Selayar district chief Basli Ali.

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  • Person scales Statue of Liberty following anti-ICE protests
Person scales Statue of Liberty following anti-ICE protests

Police are trying to coax the woman down. Park officials first responded around 4:10 p.m., reports CBS New York . By 2pm PST the NYPD's emergency service unit had used a ladder to reach the climber who made it to the base of Lady Liberty's feet.

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  • Merriam-Webster mocks Trump over misspelled tweet
Merriam-Webster mocks Trump over misspelled tweet

He says in his tweet: " I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized! ". "The official account for Merriam-Webster Dictionary gave a tongue-in-cheek explanation the definitions for "pore" and "pore", adding in a cheeky third option: "'pore over" "to read or study very carefully" - "pour over" "to make expensive...

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  • 'CATASTROPHIC damage' Tory Brexiteer URGES May to re-judge Cabinet's Brexit positions
'CATASTROPHIC damage' Tory Brexiteer URGES May to re-judge Cabinet's Brexit positions

Brexiteer Rees-Mogg, tipped as a potential Tory leader, had used an opinion piece in Monday's Daily Telegraph to warn the Prime Minister she must deliver what she promised - the United Kingdom leaving the single market and customs union and outside the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice - or risk her administration.

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