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People British-Iranian held by Teheran taken to mental ward: Family
Author: 0 British-Iranian held by Teheran taken to mental ward: Family

Zaghari-Ratcliffe's father visited the hospital on Tuesday, but was not allowed to see her. Her husband Richard Ratcliffe said she was transferred from Evin prison on Monday to the mental health ward of Iman Khomeini hospital, in Tehran, where she is being held under the control of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

People Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf
Author: 0 Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf

Crude prices, which had been falling since last week, ticked higher nearly immediately after reports of the incident. Originally the Iranians denied seizing the ship and claimed they were helping the vessel, which was in distress. United Kingdom warships have meanwhile been shadowing British oil tankers in the area since Iran threatened to seize one in response to the impounding of an Iranian tanker off Gibraltar.

People China takes 'compulsory measures' against Australian writer: ministry
Author: 0 China takes 'compulsory measures' against Australian writer: ministry

China has said the city's State Security Bureau is holding Yang under "coercive measures", a euphemism for detention, while he is investigated on suspicion of endangering state security. He later moved to Australia, where he started writing online and became a voice critical of China's government. "We expect basic standards of justice and procedural fairness to be met...we will continue to press Chinese authorities for fair and humane treatment, in accordance with worldwide norms", she said.

People European Union urges Iran to adhere to nuclear treaty
Author: 0 European Union urges Iran to adhere to nuclear treaty

It comes amid heightened tensions after the United Kingdom seized an Iranian oil tanker. Mr Hunt's visit comes after he offered to help secure the release of the Iranian supertanker Grace 1 held in Gibraltar after being detained in an operation involving British Royal Marines.

People HD Kumaraswamy moves confidence motion in Karnataka Assembly
Author: 0 HD Kumaraswamy moves confidence motion in Karnataka Assembly

The anticipation of a floor test ended in uproar, ruckus, name-calling, sloganeering and finally a decision by the BJP to stage protest overnight. This is the third motion on trust vote in the assembly after the 2018 assembly polls yielded a fractured mandate with the BJP emerging as the single largest party with 104 seats but failing to mobilise numbers.

People Mexican Drug Lord, 'El Chapo' Sentenced To Life In Prison
Author: 0 Mexican Drug Lord, 'El Chapo' Sentenced To Life In Prison

Drug Enforcement Administration. The Mexican drug lord will instead spend the rest of his days in lock-up thousands of miles away in the United States, after a judge on Wednesday sentenced Guzman to life in prison, plus 30 years. Authorities were determined to prevent any repeat of the notorious narco's jailbreaks in Mexico. He has been held in solitary confinement in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a fortress-like jail in lower Manhattan.

People Military and Opposition Sign Accord, First Step in Power-Sharing Deal
Author: 0 Military and Opposition Sign Accord, First Step in Power-Sharing Deal

The two sides have agreed to rotate control of the sovereign council - the top tier of power - for just over three years. They also agreed to a rotating presidency that will see the first head of state appointed by the military for the initial 21 months then the FFC will appoint whom they choose to lead the country for the remaining 18 months before national elections.

People At least 11 killed in attack on Afghan police headquarters
Author: 0 At least 11 killed in attack on Afghan police headquarters

Eyewitnesses said that following the first explosion, three back-to-back explosions were heard and the gunfight was still going on. Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, a Taliban leader, said in a statement that the attack was carried out by suicide bombers "armed with light and heavy weapons and explosives vests".

People Boeing takes $5.6 billion revenue hit over 737 Max problems
Author: 0 Boeing takes $5.6 billion revenue hit over 737 Max problems

Boeing is facing one of the worst crises in its history as its fastest-selling jetliner has been grounded since March after crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that together killed 346 people in a span of five months. The suit claims that "Boeing and Southwest ... had an unwritten but strictly-adhered-to agreement: in exchange for its otherwise economically irrational backstopping of Boeing, Southwest would get early access to new 737 models, input into Boeing's design process, and the lowest ...

People Chandrayaan-2 will now launch on July 22, says ISRO
Author: 0 Chandrayaan-2 will now launch on July 22, says ISRO

The mission was called off less than an hour before liftoff of the 14-storey rocket launcher on Monday. "The committee identified the root cause of the snag and corrective actions are implemented", Isro said. It is an event he describes as "15 terrifying minutes". India is leaping ahead in space research than any other country in the world. It also plans to send humans into space by 2022, becoming only the fourth nation to do so.

People British woman 'gang raped by 12 people' in popular tourist town
Author: 0 British woman 'gang raped by 12 people' in popular tourist town

As The Daily Star reports, she went to a hotel room with one of the teens, with whom she had had consensual sex. Three of the suspects - ranging in age from 15 to 18 - said they had sex with the woman, while the rest claimed to have had nothing to do with the incident, according to the Jerusalem Post .

People Saravana Bhavan founder Rajagopal who was convicted for murder passes away
Author: 0 Saravana Bhavan founder Rajagopal who was convicted for murder passes away

Months earlier, on March 29, the Supreme Court had upheld the life sentence awarded to him and eight others for the murder and directed him to surrender by July 7. Vehicles pass a branch of Saravana Bhavan in Chennai . In 2004, Rajagopal was convicted in the kidnapping and murder of an employee, Prince Santhakumar.

People Feds end investigation into Trump Organization
Author: 0 Feds end investigation into Trump Organization

In previous court filings, AMI admitted that it was involved in a scheme to "catch and kill" news stories and gossip items that could damage Trump. The FBI agent writing the warrant application wrote that "based on the timing of these calls and the content of the text mess and emails, I believe some of these communications concerned the need to prevent Clifford [Stormy Daniels] from going public".

People Florida man breaks into home, tied up wife's lover, cut off penis
Author: 0 Florida man breaks into home, tied up wife's lover, cut off penis

An arrest report said two kids were at the mobile home when Bonilla arrived and that Bonilla took the penis with him when he left, NBC 2 reports. His bond was set at $1.25 million. According to WCJB , Alex Cesar Bonilla was charged with a litany of crimes even though a county-wide investigation for more evidence fell flat.

People UK says rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz
Author: 0 UK says rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz

Boxer , a Navy amphibious assault ship ", Mr. Trump announced on Thursday. "This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in worldwide waters", Trump added. It's unclear what comes next, as tensions between the US and Iran remain incredibly tense. Earlier on Thursday, the U.S. demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf, and a USA military commander in the region said Washington would work "aggressively" to ensure free ...

People Trump Says He Could Impose More China Tariffs
Author: 0 Trump Says He Could Impose More China Tariffs

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China's first-half pace was a "not bad performance" considering global economic uncertainty and slowing world growth. Although tensions between the United States and China have calmed for the time-being, the trade war remains imminent and that is causing investors and businesses to maintain a skeptical outlook towards the economy.

People Manchester Bomber's Brother in Court Following Extradition from Libya
Author: 0 Manchester Bomber's Brother in Court Following Extradition from Libya

A Libyan court long ago agreed to extradite Abedi to the United Kingdom, but the extradition process was delayed by fighting in Libya. The case had been held up by Libya's complicated political situation, with fighting breaking out between forces in the west of the country and militias in the east.

People UK doctors separate twins joined at head
Author: 0 UK doctors separate twins joined at head

The two-year -old sisters from Pakistan are known as craniopagus twins - they were born with their skulls connected. Surgeons used 3D printing to create plastic models of the girls' skulls so they could practice, and virtual reality was used to create an exact replica of the girls' anatomy.

People German Chancellor Angela Merkel picks AKK to take over troubled defence ministry
Author: 0 German Chancellor Angela Merkel picks AKK to take over troubled defence ministry

German chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates her 65th birthday today with a couple of high-profile personnel moves that suggest that Europe's longest-serving leader still has the power to get what she wants. "I deliberately made a decision to move from a state office to a party office". When Merkel handed over the party leadership to her protégé at the end of 2018, AKK was teed up as a strong candidate for Germany's next chancellor when Merkel steps down in 2021.

People Five years on, flight MH17 families call for justice
Author: 0 Five years on, flight MH17 families call for justice

Vitaly Mayakov, an official of Ukraine's SBU security service, said the man was now serving a sentence in Ukraine. Families of the victims of flight MH17 on Wednesday marked five years since the crash, with calls for justice for those killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

People Suspected arson hits Japan animation studio, dozens injured
Author: 0 Suspected arson hits Japan animation studio, dozens injured

In addition, upwards of 35 people have been injured and around 20 people are missing. There are several others - up to 18 - who could not be reached but it is not clear if all those had reported to work on Thursday, Fujiwara told the Associated Press.

People Air Force Warns Facebook Group Against Trespassing at Area 51
Author: 0 Air Force Warns Facebook Group Against Trespassing at Area 51

There are the Karens, whose demands to speak with the manager of Area 51 honestly are our best shot at seeing what's going on in there. This means she will be selling a bunch of products in her gift shop at the inn which will include Area 51 and UFO-themed T-shirts, bumper stickers, and more.

People Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor
Author: 0 Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor

A local court in March approved the seizure of Mitsubishi Heavy's assets in South Korea presumed to be worth about 800 million won (¥73.4 million, ) that the lawyers for the plaintiffs say should cover compensation for four of them. The Japanese government has said it did not make any accusation about materials going to North Korea. Tokyo's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, reiterated the claim Tuesday.

People House to Vote on Impeachment Resolution Against Trump
Author: 0 House to Vote on Impeachment Resolution Against Trump

Trump, who during his 2016 campaign voiced harsh assessments of the state of the country, tweeted a video in advance of the rally that featured patriotic scenes of the president meeting Americans, with frequent images of the USA flag. Among independents, about three out of 10 said they approved of Trump, down from four out of 10 a week ago. "The radical Democrats are trying to destroy all of our country's tremendous success", Trump said.

People Turkish diplomat is 'shot dead' at a restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan
Author: 0 Turkish diplomat is 'shot dead' at a restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan

The attack came days after Turkey's Defense Ministry announced it launched a new military operation against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq . The group, which carried out several suicide bomb attacks targeting civilians in Turkey, has strengthened its positions in northern Iraq since the fall of Iraqi regime leader Saddam Hussein after the United States invasion in 2003.

People House holds Barr, Ross in contempt over census document fight
Author: 0 House holds Barr, Ross in contempt over census document fight

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says a planned vote by the Democratic-controlled House to hold him in contempt of Congress is nothing more than "political theater" meant to embarrass and harass the Trump administration. "By this action, the House is both unnecessarily undermining inter-branch comity and degrading the constitutional separation of powers and its own integrity", they wrote.

People Turkey officially kicked out of F-35 program
Author: 0 Turkey officially kicked out of F-35 program

Turkey makes numerous components for the stealth aircraft. Turkey has so far not publicly reacted to the latest USA move, which was widely expected. "As NATO allies, our relationship is multi-layered, and not exclusively focused on the F-35". Both Lord and deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, David Trachtenberg, underscored that the F-35 controversy won't impact other areas of US/Turkish collaboration, but it remains unclear what steps Turkey might take in retaliation.

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