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Chernobyl monitoring system hit by global cyber attack

Payments had already started to be made to unlock computers. Food giant Mondelez is among those hit, with its shutdown of all IT systems reportedly affecting the Cadbury factory it operates in Hobart. Berlin-based email provider Posteo says it has disabled the email address attackers were using to receive the Bitcoins, meaning they may now have no way of restoring encrypted files to their victims.

U.S. warns Syrian government against chemical attack

The White House warned Assad on Monday that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway. Trump ordered the strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria in April in reaction to what Washington said was a poison gas attack by Assad's government that killed at least 70 people in rebel-held territory.

Look forward to welcoming Ivanka Trump in India: PM Modi

Hours later, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin , a key element behind the current unrest in Kashmir, was designated a global terrorist by Washington . His daughter and close aide Ivanka also accepted an invitation to lead the USA delegation to a Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India. 'I don't think there is any need to repeat the fact that in India's economic development and our priorities for development, Netherlands is a natural partner, ' Modi, who was fresh from his much ...

Pastors prays for God to 'expose' any Grenfell Tower cover-up

Describing the Grenfell Tower fire as "a catastrophic failure", he announced the formation of an independent expert advisory panel to advise the Government on any immediate steps that need to be taken on fire safety. It is unclear how many residents were inside the building at the time. Dr Wilcox added that 18 of the at-least 79 victims had so far been formally identified.

Maddon says Cubs making informal trip to White House

The Cubs begin a four-game series with the Nationals tonight with a 38-37 record, a game-and-a-half behind the Brewers for first place in the National League Central. Later, when Adam Lind was up to bat, he fouled one off behind third base. "When the ball was coming down I was really was kind of anxious about the wall and I saw the ball last second and it just went in my glove", he said of the latter.

US Supreme Court Partially Reinstates Trump Travel Ban

In a separate opinion written by Justice Thomas, they said they would have removed the stays of the travel ban in their entirety. Immigration attorney David Leopold helped secure the return of Sudanese national Suha Abushamma to Cleveland and says he's happy that students like Abushamma won't be affected by the court's decision.

Dana White 'confident' Conor McGregor will fight again after boxing Floyd Mayweather

Nevertheless, McGregor is the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two different divisions of the UFC - a feat he accomplished by relying largely on pinpoint accurate, powerful striking that many predict could give Floyd Mayweather problems.

Lacking support from their own party, Senate Republicans delay health care vote

Vice President Mike Pence invited four GOP senators to dinner Tuesday to discuss the bill, his office said: Lee and Sens. The decision was described by a Republican aide and another informed person who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the closed-door decision.

A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say

The police questioned the man and learned he was in the park visiting friends - off-duty police officers - and that he was only trying to help the girl. Utpaul Patel, the Good Samaritan who police say was trying to locate the young girl's parents after she wandered off a ball field, moved away from his hometown of Lakeland after he was erroneously labeled a child predator on social media.

Trump travel ban might affect one MSU student

The Supreme Court said it would hear arguments in the case in October. It is based on a memo issued by the Trump administration on June 14. Three of the court's conservative justices said they would have let the administration apply the bans without the limits imposed by their colleagues.

Pope Appoints Allentown Priest Alfred A. Schlert as Fifth Bishop of Allentown

Kozak, Associate Pastor at St. Peter the Apostle Church, pose in front of the altar at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Reading, Pa. Pope Francis on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, appointed Monsignor Schlert as the fifth bishop of Allentown. Monsignor Schlert is from the Lehigh Valley. "It's a small diocese and therefore most of the priests know everyone else". "He is a very humble man and I think that is going to make him very approachable", said parishioner Nancy Kantz.

WRAPUP 3-US says it saw preparations for another Syrian chemical attack

Hours later activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners and was carried out by the USA -led coalition. That could be explained by either tighter op-sec, or an unrelated lack of access by their sources, or presumably a lack of solid intelligence on the part of the White House.

ICC may scrap Champions Trophy

The men were presented before a court on Tuesday and sent to jail pending trial. India-Pakistan rivalry on a cricket field isn't an unknown affair and advertisement campaigns like "Mauka Mauka", "Sabse bada moh" had earlier been launched to get more attraction to this rivalry.

Sikh couple in UK told not to adopt white child

They had told the adoption agency that they would be delighted to adopt a child of any ethnic background but were rejected as potential parents on the grounds that only white children were available, they allege. We were so encouraged by the welcoming attitude at the introductory workshops of all races, religions and sexualities. The Manders are applying to Slough county court, seeking a declaration that the policy should allow them to adopt the child.

Fireworks recalled due to burn and injury hazards

Consumers should not use the recalled fireworks. The company is recalling 36,100 units, which were sold at several popular retailers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday . No property damage has been reported. The products were sold in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin at stores including Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target and Walmart.

United Kingdom government will set out intensive engagement with business in weeks

There are also questions over how the United Kingdom would get around the European Court of Justice, if it asked for new measures to to be encoded in EU law. Although he did not put a timescale on the transitional process, Mr Hammond said: "Whether it is the British importer renewing a contract with a French component supplier, the German auto exporter investing in its United Kingdom distribution network, the Dutch grower who is making a contract with a British supermarket chain or the Italian ...

Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit

FILE - In this June 17, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create, a spokesman for Cosby said Thursday, June 22.

Supreme Court backs church in key religious rights case

In 2012 , Trinity Lutheran applied for a grant to modify the playground surface at the church's Learning Center, but their grant was rejected later that year. "The Court today profoundly changes that relationship by holding, for the first time, that the Constitution requires the government to provide public funds directly to a church".

Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. And it would stop federal payments to Planned Parenthood for preforming checkups, sexually transmitted disease tests or cancer screenings - not because that would reduce the cost of health care, but because some members of Congress want to interfere with women who choose to exercise their right to end a pregnancy with an abortion.

Catholic priest held hostage by IS-linked militants in Philippines seen alive

An eight-hour truce on Sunday allowed residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan, but military air and artillery bombardment of militant enclaves resumed with the truce's end. "Let us not play into the script of the Maute bandits, who want to sow fear and hate between Christians and Muslims", she said. "Granting that this is true, it would be a clear sign of cowardice because he abandoned his companions and has run away from the battle", he said.

FBI Had Repeatedly Interviewed Ex-Trump Adviser Carter Page in 5 Meetings

Page did not take a lawyer with him to the sessions, the newspaper reported . The probes being overseen by Mueller include whether any Trump associates conspired with agents of the Russian government to interfere with the US election, whether associates of the president may have engaged in financial crimes or other wrongdoing, and whether the president may have attempted to obstruct justice in the probe of one or more of his associates, according to officials familiar with the ...

Gov. Malloy reacts to Supreme Court decision on travel ban

It was a legal win for the administration - to an extent. The Supreme Court's opinion paves the way for ban to go into effect in as little as 72 hours. "The Supreme Court revived President Trump's extreme vetting travel ban Monday, ruling that much of it can go into effect - and along the way delivering an implicit rebuke to the army of lower-court judges who blasted the president as anti-Muslim".

Graphic: Children rescued from filthy, animal-hoarding home, 2 arrested

Staci and Dustin Tallent, both 31, were arrested in Soddy-Daisy in Tennesse and later charged with aggravated child neglect . In the home, there were feces scattered everywhere and trash all over the house. At that point, the HES officers called police, Bowman said. There is no word on what will happen with the couple's children, or what charges the couple may face.

Iran Threatens ISIS With Intensified Strikes After Firing Missile Into Syria

The national TV showed footages of missile attacks launched from western Iran. Iran is supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with ground forces and advisors in coordination with Russian Federation. The missile also could strike Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The two countries support opposite sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. "Saudi Arabia and other countries supporting terrorism should know that the Islamic Republic jokes with no one", senior MP ...

Suspect in Brussels railway station attack identified

There have been incidents involving extremists in Paris and London in recent days, including the attack by a van driver who tried to run down worshippers outside a London mosque. Interior Minister Jan Jambon underlined what a close call passengers had when he said the "big explosion did not happen". Belgian media say the suspect was a 37-year-old man from the Molenbeek neighborhood, the home and transit point for numerous suspects linked to bloody attacks in Brussels and in Paris in ...

Simon's incredible escape after being hit by bus

An ambulance was called to the scene and the road was closed for about two hours. The Network got bad shots, which capture, as the bus shoots down the resident of the English town of reading. "I am lucky to be alive", Smith told BBC . 'No arrests have been made'. A Reading Buses spokesman said the driver had been "taken off the road" while an investigation is carried out.

'Activity' at site where Syria launched gas attack - Pentagon

Mr Assad and Russian Federation have also denied involvement in April's attack . U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles hit the base in a barrage of strikes on April 7 that marked the first U.S. The statement says the activity is similar to what it noticed before the April 4 attack and warns that if "Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price".

Ireland boasts more multi-millionaires than Dubai

The ranking places Ireland higher than a number of countries including Belgium, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The number of billionaires declined 3.1% to 2,397; their combined net wealth dropped 3.1% to $7,400 billions. The total net worth of these individuals reached $27 trillion, close to double America's gross domestic product. Worldwide, the ultra-rich population grew by 3.5% to 226,450 in 2016, representing a strong rebound from last year's sharp fall of 7.1%.

Everton agree deal to sign Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru

Everton have had a couple of Nigerian players wear their colours in the past. Onyekuru will join Anderlecht on loan for next season after being his side's top scorer in Belgium last season, and then he will join up with Ronald Koeman next summer.

The Senate health-care bill is about cutting Medicaid

The CBO said most of the savings in the Senate bill would come from spending cuts to Medicaid , with federal spending on the government health program for low-income and other vulnerable Americans declining by 26 percent in 2026 compared to current law.

Corker vows to block arms sales to Gulf states over Qatar

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani widely opened Iran's hands for Qatar , calling for stronger economic ties between the two countries, following the harsh conditions set by Saudi Arabia and its allies to lift the blockades they imposed on their neighbor.

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

The misstep on a relatively minor story - it was never mentioned on any of CNN's television networks - left some White House staff members jubilant, believing it has handed them a new talking point to use as a cudgel against mainstream media organizations they feel are largely biased against them.

German city evacuates tower block containing flammable materials

The national testing was ordered after flammable cladding was blamed for the rapid spread of the June 14 inferno at west London's Grenfell Tower , which claimed at least 79 lives. The Grenfell disaster, and May's initially slow response to it, stirred widespread anger and intensified criticism of her leadership after a botched snap election that cost her Conservative Party its parliamentary majority.

Remnants of Cindy will bring heavy rain to start the weekend

The western portion of the state is expected to be the most likely area to experience an isolated, short-lived tornado, according to the NWS, which rated the possibility of a twister taking shape as marginal to slight. Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said Nolan McCabe of St. Louis was playing with a large log in the surf outside of a condo when a strong wave slammed the log into his head, causing severe facial injuries and crushing his skull.

US Supreme Court partially approves Trump's travel ban

The court scheduled the broader case as part of its next session that begins in October - but pointedly suggested Mr. Trump may have concluded his broader review of USA visa policies by then, so there shouldn't be a need to hear the case at all.