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‘I don’t like bullies’: Reporter explains why he confronted Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Thursday  08:01,   29 june 2017
The Washington Post

"Six months of being bullied by this administration … and I'd had enough.”“I don’t like bullies and I don’t like the entire situation of the press and free speech being castigated for no other reason than we either get stories wrong — which [...]

Merkel's rival Schulz calls for ban on Turkish president holding rally

Thursday  06:52,   29 june 2017
dw.com

Angela Merkel's rival to be chancellor, Martin Schulz, has called for a political rally by the Turkish president to be banned. Schulz said Erdogan should not be allowed to import an internal Turkish conflict to Germany. The leader of Germany's[...]

Pregnant 19-year-old fatally shoots boyfriend in YouTube stunt

Thursday  06:45,   29 june 2017
New York Daily News

Authorities arrested a pregnant Minnesota 19-year-old for fatally shooting her boyfriend in a bid for YouTube fame gone wrong. Authorities arrested a pregnant Minnesota 19-year-old for fatally shooting her boyfriend in a bid for YouTube[...]

Yemen facing worst cholera outbreak in the world, health authorities say

Thursday  05:41,   29 june 2017
USA TODAY

Yemen, a country ravaged by war and on the brink of famine, is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, according to international health authorities. The outbreak has surpassed 200,000 cases, and that number is growing by 5,000[...]

Tunisia freezes assets of former presidential hopeful

Thursday  05:30,   29 june 2017
Al Jazeera

Authorities in Tunisia have announced freezing of the assets of football club magnate and former presidential hopeful Slim Riahi on suspicions of money laundering. An investigating judge imposed the restriction on all of Riahi's shares on the stock[...]

Syrian army intensifies airstrikes again IS targets

Thursday  04:30,   29 june 2017
9News.com.au

The Syrian army has intensified attacks against jihadist rebels using air strikes to decimate military targets. Drone footage posted on June 27 shows a giant mushroom cloud erupting in Ain Tarma in east Damascus sending a shockwave tearing across[...]

Hong Kong democracy protests before Xi's visit

Thursday  03:55,   29 june 2017
France 24

Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy protesters today, a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive for the celebrations. Hong Kong marks the July 1, 1997, handover on Saturday, amid calls for democracy and fears of[...]

Migrants 'stuck in Saudi' as Qatari bosses forced out

Thursday  03:27,   29 june 2017
Al Jazeera

Migrants employed to work to as farmers and domestic staff are stuck in Saudi Arabia after their Qatari bosses were ordered out of the kingdom.Migrants employed to work to as farmers and domestic staff are stuck in Saudi Arabia after their Qatari[...]

German and Russian foreign ministers trade verbal blows over Assad, chemical weapons

Thursday  03:27,   29 june 2017
dw.com

Germany's Sigmar Gabriel and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have exchanged strong words during a joint press conference in Krasnodar. Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel accused his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, of downplaying[...]

Israel attacks Syrian position after mortar lands in Golan Heights

Thursday  03:27,   29 june 2017
Reuters

Israel said it attacked a Syrian military position on Wednesday after a stray mortar shell landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The Israeli military said the Syrian shell hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights, causing no[...]

Intel report: Kremlin sees US urging regime change in Russia

Thursday  00:56,   29 june 2017
Associated Press

Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon's intelligence arm has assessed .The unclassified report by [...]

Donald Trump Slams ‘Failing’ New York Times: ‘Fake News Joke!’

Wednesday  20:52,   28 june 2017
TheWrap

POTUS continues Twitter assault on media amid trouble over GOP health care billTrump escalated his fight by suggesting Times reporters have failed to follow sound journalistic[...]

Iraqi zoo gives rare glimpse of white lion

Wednesday  20:52,   28 june 2017
Reuters

An Iraqi zoo showed off a rare white lion cub to mark the animal's first birthday this week, as officials revealed that they hoped to welcome another of the rare big cats in the coming weeks. The male lion was born in Baghdad's Al Zawra zoo, the [...]

Queen Receives $97 Million To Restore Buckingham Palace

Wednesday  20:51,   28 june 2017
International Business Times

It's about $43 million more than she received in her annual grant last year.Queen Elizabeth II was set to get a little more in her paycheck this year— $43 million more, to be exact. The queen received $54.6 million in tax-free income last year,[...]

The video the White House wants you to watch 'whether it's accurate or not'

Wednesday  15:51,   28 june 2017
9News.com.au

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has urged Americans to watch a secretly recorded YouTube video made by a conservative activist, while refusing to vouch for its accuracy. Ms Sanders, who was speaking at the first public[...]