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Pope Francis decrees death penalty wrong in all cases

Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good . [Full Article...]

Trump questions 3-D gun sales as USA states sue

Trump questions 3-D gun sales as USA states sue Defense Distributed has said it will start making computer-aided design specifications for guns available for downloads on August 1. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for gun manufacturers, says concerns over 3-D printable guns are overblown because criminals are unlikely to use the expensive technology to manufacture guns. [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims attack on tourists in Tajikistan

Islamic State claims attack on tourists in Tajikistan Two Americans, a Swiss national and a Dutch citizen were struck by a vehicle and attacked on Sunday while on a popular cycle route in the Danghara district, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of the capital Dushanbe, officials said. The Islamic State claim said its "soldiers" struck "citizens of coalition crusader countries" and that the next attacks will be more "devastating and bitter". [Full Article...]

Passengers recount escape from burning Mexican plane

Passengers recount escape from burning Mexican plane Romulo Campuzano, head of a political party in Durango state who was on the plane, told Foro TV that both wings were on fire as he bolted from the aircraft. Governor Aispuro told local media that the Mexico City bound plane was in the process of taking off, when a loud "bang" and immediately the aircraft was on the ground. [Full Article...]

Van driver sacked for deliberately drenching pedestrians in Ottowa, Canada

Van driver sacked for deliberately drenching pedestrians in Ottowa, Canada Local police had been alerted to the incident, but the Ottawa Citizen reports that the driver will not be facing criminal charges. The video went viral shortly after it surfaced, getting over 700,000 views. "There's no doubt it was deliberate", said Ottawa Police Service Sgt. Mark Gatien, per the Ottawa Sun . The van belongs to Black & McDonald, a contracting firm. [Full Article...]

Indian Ocean mystery as 90% of penguin 'super colony' disappears

Indian Ocean mystery as 90% of penguin 'super colony' disappears Factor El niño is a cyclical event, occurring every 2-7 years, however they can be strengthened to global warming. "It is completely unexpected, and particularly significant since this colony represented almost one third of the king penguins in the world", study lead author Henri Weimerskirch, an ecologist at the Centre for Biological Studies in Chize, France , told AFP news agency on Monday. [Full Article...]

Trump to NKorea's Kim: Thanks 'for Keeping Your Word' on War Remains

But critics question whether the two leaders' bilateral will ever yield its promised objective of "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" by Pyongyang. The repatriation of United States remains was agreed by Mr Trump and Mr Kim after their June summit in Singapore. "A lot of good things are happening". [Full Article...]

Body found in Mediterranean near where United Kingdom student went missing

Body found in Mediterranean near where United Kingdom student went missing Two of the students were able to make it back to the shoreline; however, Jones did not. University officials said in a news release Sunday it happened this weekend in Tel Aviv, Israel, when three students, including 19-year-old TeNiya Elnora Jones, a United Kingdom sophomore from Ft. [Full Article...]

‘Collusion is not a crime,’ says Trump, as Mueller-Manafort trial begins

‘Collusion is not a crime,’ says Trump, as Mueller-Manafort trial begins In December 2017, Trump told The New York Times that "there is no collusion, and even if there was, it's not a crime". Giuliani added on Fox: "I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime". According to memos written by Comey immediately following the meeting, as Vox reported , Trump told Comey during the meeting, "I hope you can see your way clea... [Full Article...]

Wildfires scorching homes, land and California's budget

Wildfires scorching homes, land and California's budget The fire near Covelo prompted evacuation orders for about 60 homes in the farming and ranching area on the edge of the Mendocino National Forest. As many as 14,600 residents have been evacuated, fire officials said, and more than 12,000 structures are threatened. [Full Article...]

UConn professor explains 3D printers after gun blueprints blocked

UConn professor explains 3D printers after gun blueprints blocked However, according to the Associated Press , around 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, a Federal judged issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of the blueprints online. The Democrats - as well as members of Everytown's Veterans Advisory Council - argued the plastic guns would be untraceable, hard to detect in metal detectors and require no background check. [Full Article...]

Key route cleared for trekkers stranded on quake-hit Lombok

Key route cleared for trekkers stranded on quake-hit Lombok Rescuers are scrambling to reach hundreds of trekkers stranded on a mountain in Indonesia after a massive natural disaster triggered landslides. "There was about 20 seconds of shaking, the water in the pool was making quite large waves", he said. [Full Article...]

ANC will support constitutional amendment to expropriate land without compensation

ANC will support constitutional amendment to expropriate land without compensation South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa (C) speaks to the media in Downing Street following a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on April 17, 2018 in London, England. like in Venezuela and Zimbabwe". The 2044 bond chalked up the steepest losses, falling almost 1.4 cents to its lowest level in almost four weeks, according to Tradeweb data. [Full Article...]

Facebook says it identifies campaign to meddle in 2018 U.S

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment early this year revealed that Russia-backed actors coordinated and staged offline events-including one where Americans were hired to build a cage atop a flatbed truck with someone in a Hillary Clinton costume to promote the idea that she should be imprisoned. [Full Article...]

Canadian province scraps ‘not sustainable’ basic income program pilot

Canadian province scraps ‘not sustainable’ basic income program pilot MacLeod said that will be reduced to a 1.5 per cent increase. MacLeod also announced the province would be "winding down" its basic income pilot project, which gave payments to low-income people in certain communities. "It was certainly not going to be sustainable". MacLeod called the programs, overseen by the previous Liberal government, a "mess" and "patchwork". [Full Article...]

Armed Intruder Found Dead As Police Kill Armed Homeowner

Armed Intruder Found Dead As Police Kill Armed Homeowner She was hospitalized Tuesday and went into surgery for unspecified injuries sustained in the incident, Mohamedbhai said. A second man, the suspected intruder, was found dead during a search of the home. The APD is investigating the shooting with other law enforcement agencies, including the Denver Police Department, and has so far released few details. [Full Article...]

People Were Just Killed In A Deadly Canadian Plane Crash

People Were Just Killed In A Deadly Canadian Plane Crash A statement TV5 received from the FAA says, "The aircraft departed from Pembroke Airport, in Pemobroke, Ontario, Canada and was heading to Charlottetown Airport, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada". It was bound for Charlottetown Airport, which is on the island province of Prince Edward Island in Atlantic Canada. At that point it turned south, slowed to less than 200 knots and descended... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump urges attorney general to end Russia probe 'right now'

Donald Trump urges attorney general to end Russia probe 'right now' Tuesday marked the first day of Paul Manafort's trial on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud brought by Mueller's team, charges that stemmed from Manafort's consulting work for Ukraine , for which he allegedly received millions he did not report to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Bomb-laden van explodes in south Philippines, kills at least 10

Bomb-laden van explodes in south Philippines, kills at least 10 Militiamen, who have been alerted on possible bombings, stopped the van at a checkpoint in Colonia village, where the bomb went off, military officials said. Duterte spokesman Harry Roque condemned the Basilan blast, describing it a "war crime" apparently aimed at civilians. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front expressed confidence early this week that the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law wi... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's Election Commission Announces Majority Win for Ruling Party

Zimbabwe's Election Commission Announces Majority Win for Ruling Party Send "NEWS" to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens . With more results to be declared, the party has a chance of gaining the two-thirds majority that would allow it to change the constitution at will. ZEC has denied any wrong doing, noting that it is impossible to rig elections in Zimbabwe. "It seems the results so far could indicate the will of the people, especial... [Full Article...]


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