Jul. 10, 2018

REUTERS

A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration's request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a legal setback for President Donald Trump's push to detain immigrant families taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border.

It may soon become difficult to determine who sits in the hotter seat: U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or Senate Democrats from conservative states who must decide whether they are jeopardizing their political careers by opposing him.

The U.S. government is struggling to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border with Mexico and only about half the children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday, a government attorney told a judge on Monday.

India's top court on Tuesday began hearing arguments challenging a colonial-era law banning homosexuality, and activists said they were optimistic it would be overturned it despite opposition from some ruling lawmakers.

Macedonia is formally expected this week to be invited by NATO to join the alliance - though it will become a member only if it adopts a new name that has been agreed in principle with NATO- member Greece but has yet to be endorsed by Macedonia's people.

All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world.

Pakistan's army said on Tuesday it will deploy about 371,000 troops to ensure a "fair and free" election on July 25, denying it was rigging the poll to tip the scales in favor of former cricketer Imran Khan.

Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed at least 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims.

China's commerce ministry said on Tuesday it is raising "anti-dumping tariff rates" for some optical fiber products originating from the United States, effective on Wednesday, July 11.

Iran's vice president acknowledged on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions would hurt the economy, but promised to "sell as much oil as we can" and protect banking.

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An elusive monster saltwater crocodile weighing 1,328 pounds has finally been caught after an eight-year hunt in Australia, officials said on Tuesday. The 15.4-foot beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010.

Britain must be prepared to fight a future insurgency unless Isil is wiped out in Syria, the Defence Secretary has warned.

Israel imposed sanctions on the Gaza Strip and its dominant Hamas Islamists on Monday in retaliation for attacks by Palestinians using burning kites and helium balloons carrying blazing rags.

China will provide Arab states with $20 billion in loans for economic development, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa.

Syrian archaeologists have begun work restoring artefacts damaged by Isil during the time the jihadist group controlled the ancient city of Palmyra.

The celebrations for Harley-Davidson's 115th Anniversary aren't happening in the U.S. only. The entire world is showing the brand some love. This past weekend, the party was in Prague, Czech Republic, and Harlistas from all over the world attended.

Tesla Inc. has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that'll rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest step yet to expand overseas. Construction will begin soon, after securing needed permits, and it will produce 500,000 electric vehicles a year for Chinese consumers in two to three years.

BBC

An Israeli non-profit organization has announced plans to send the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to the Moon later this year. SpaceIL said the probe would be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December on a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

A commercial ship flying the Italian flag, and carrying dozens of rescued migrants, was refused permission to dock at Italian ports. After being turned away from Italian ports, it handed the migrants over to the Italian coastguard.

Sunday was the deadliest day in Nicaragua since a wave of anti-government protests started in April, a local human rights group said. According to the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (Cenidh), 38 people were killed during clashes in three areas.

Nigeria's armed forces have released 183 children, 175 boys and eight girls, who were being held on suspicion of having ties to militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

WND

As Iran faces ongoing protests from a growing movement aiming to bring down the mullah-led regime, its top general is threatening to send an "Islamic army" across the border into Israel from Syria to wipe out the "evil Zionist regime."

Voters in Oregon likely will have the opportunity to repeal the state's three-decade-old sanctuary law, which prohibits the use of state and local resources to enforce federal law governing illegal entry.

Medical errors contribute to an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Burnout -- defined as emotional exhaustion or depersonalization -- occurs in more than half of doctors, according to the study.

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