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Alaska teen fatally attacked by bear during trail race

The mine is not far north of George Lake where a black bear killed and partially consumed 64-year-old Robert Weaver from Fairbanks in June 2013. According to KTVA , Cooper called his brother during the race to tell him he was being attacked by a bear. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said in a statement that Griner was in good condition in the hospital after getting shot in the ankle and that Bailey was treated and released following a minor injury. Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. He has required several surgeries for a reported gunshot wound to the hip. Read More »

Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

Al Attiyah said the agreement highlights Qatar's "longstanding commitment" in working together with the United States in advancing their military cooperation and fight against extremism. A three-person Turkish military delegation arrived in Qatar yesterday to explore and prepare for the establishment of a military base to deploy Turkish military troops in Qatar , the Turkish General Staff announced in an official statement yesterday. Read More »

Farmers clash with cops near Thane over defence land


When the police tried to quell the mob which blocked the highway it turned more violent, leaving several cops injured. A farmers' protest in Maharashtra, on the Thane-Badlapur highway, has turned violent. In response, the authorities have sent in additional forces to control the situation. Earlier, Rs 30,000 crore of farm loans were waived off in Maharashtra amidst large-scale protests. Read More »

Nombreuses victimes dans l'explosion d'une voiture piégée — Afghanistan


L'opération n'a pas été revendiquée dans l'immédiat. Pour le correspondant de l'AFP, présent non loin, il s'agissait d'un attentat suicide, sans autre assaillant sur les lieux. Au moins 20 morts . Ils ont également revendiqué des opérations contre les forces occidentales dont ils exigent le départ, au moment où le Pentagone étudie le déploiement prochain de plusieurs milliers d'hommes en renfort des 8.400 Américains déjà présents au sein de la force de l'Otan. Read More »

Winning ticket sold in California for $448M Powerball jackpot

The numbers were: 32-26-20-38-58 Powerball: 3Lottery officials have not identified the victor yet and said they may not know until at least 8 a.m. Monday, which is the soonest the person can claim their prize. This big score will come in handy for Alberee's family, after his was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis earlier this year. "It's a very good feeling to be the winning store", Matthew Alberre told NBC News on Sunday, adding that they feel "blessed" for playing a role in the win. Read More »

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin


Overall, almost nine-in-ten Russians say they are confident in their president's ability to do the right thing in world affairs, with 58% expressing a lot of confidence. "However, not many Russians feel optimistic about the future: More than half (53%) expect the national economy to remain the same or worsen in the next year". Read More »

Prince Philip admitted to hospital

His official title is Duke of Edinburgh . It began with The Daily Mail reporting a "highly unusual" emergency meeting had been called at Buckingham Palace, which prompted a flurry of rumours about the meeting's goal. His hospitalization meant Philip was unable to attend the Queen's speech at Wednesday's ceremonial opening of Parliament , where Elizabeth outlined the government's legislative agenda. Read More »

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, admitted to hospital, Buckingham Palace says

The infection arose from a pre-existing condition and Buckingham Palace said it was just a "precautionary measure", according to the Guardian . The 96-year-old was said to be in "good spirits" after his two-night hospital stay. "Her Majesty is being kept informed and will attend Royal Ascot as planned". He was also admitted to hospital with a bladder infection, the year the Queen's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated and reportedly missed the final parts of the celebrations. Read More »

Sunshine To Start, Clouds Later

Highs will warm to the 70s and lower 80s Sunday . Some areas of patchy fog are possible, especially further inland. Summer officially began at 12:24 Wednesday morning and it was a fairly comfortable start to the season as the humidity stayed low. Read More »

What is Snap Map? How to use Snapchat's new stalky map feature


The new feature is developed by Zenly a company Snapchat has bought recently. Actionmojis only update when you open Snapchat . Interested in this new update? You can simply view the map by pinching with two fingers to zoom out. There are ways to share your location with a few select friends, the whole list, or none at all. And of course, the quips about Instagram hurrying to copy the feature were made as well. Read More »

Toothpick crossbow craze has China quivering


The crossbows fire toothpick is strong enough to rupture cardboard, apples or even soda cans. The so-called toothpick crossbows were originally created to shoot out only toothpicks, as its name suggests. Cheap plastic versions of the miniature crossbows can be bought for about four yuan (£0.5; $0.6) while the price of the metal versions is around 10 yuan. Read More »

Only Nine New Municipalities Out of 263 Achieved Clean Audits - AG Report


The report notes further that the Eastern Cape , Limpopo and Mpumalanga showed momentum in the right direction, with the Eastern Cape showing the greatest improvement. Unauthorised expenditure remained nearly at the same level as in the previous year at R12.77 billion. Kimi Makwetu announced on Wednesday that 80% of municipalities in the province had clean audits‚ with KwaZulu-Natal next best at 18%. Read More »

Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa

It wasn't immediately clear how Trump's proposal would differ from existing practice. The problem: It's already illegal for immigrants to access welfare benefits in their first five years in the country. He lost Linn County, the jurisdiction in which Cedar Rapids sits, by about 10,000 votes. "We're 5-0 in special elections", said Mr Trump in front of a boisterous crowd that packed a downtown arena. Read More »

Gord Downie, Sylvia Maracle to receive Order of Canada honour

The Governor General prefaced his apology by saying all of Canada's inhabitants should be encouraged to create a better Canada. Johnston was presiding over a ceremony in which Gord Downie and 28 others were honoured for their work in raising awareness of indigenous issues. Read More »

Vijay dons the jallikattu look for 'Mersal', Atlee's next


Finally the makers have revealed the title and also released the first and second look posters, on wednesday evening on the occasion of Vijay's birthday which falls on 22nd June. The film stars actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah as an antagonist, apart from Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in key roles. Vijay Illayapathy, te Tamil heartthrob is all set to be back with his new film " Mersal ". Read More »

European Union 'door remains open' to United Kingdom, says French president

The two are on opposite fronts of the Brexit negotiations - French President Emmanuel Macron wants the remaining European Union nations to stand tough and unite even more closely as Britain leaves. Home secretary Amber Rudd and Macron's interior minister, Gérard Collomb, are to meet in the coming days to work out details of the initiative. The two leaders met for a working dinner before together attending a France vs England friendly soccer match at the Stade de France stadium in Paris . Read More »

Pakistan expects gratitude not hostility from Afghanistan: Maleeha Lodhi


Maleeha Lodhi said that "the promotion of a political settlement and the pursuit of a military solution in Afghanistan are mutually incompatible". In a veiled reference to Pakistan, India today accused Islamabad of supporting, training and funding terrorists groups to stoke trouble in neighbouring countries including Afghanistan. Read More »

U.S. fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone


US -backed Syrian militias closed in on Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa on Wednesday, taking territory on the south bank of the Euphrates River with the aim of encircling the city, a militia spokesman told Reuters. Syrian and Iranian-backed ground forces also have been gathering in the desert region. Russian Federation is also the main ally of the Syrian regime and has significant military assets inside the country. Read More »

OnePlus overstated the performance of a new OnePlus 5 in benchmarks


OnePlus is focusing on the phones ability to utilize the new dual camera setup with some software capabilities that OnePlus claims to have spent a lot of time developing. The OnePlus 5 uses the OxygenOS operating system, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This camera arrangement comes with a 16MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.7. Read More »

Supersonic US bombers fly over Korean Peninsula


Trump - who frequently denounced China on the campaign trail - has turned to Beijing to help pressure its ally North Korea , prompting concern among Asian partners that America might go easy on the South China Sea territorial dispute. The U.S. regularly holds joint military drills with the two Asian allies, including exercises involving land troops, navy and air forces. Mattis said in a press conference after a meeting with Chinese counterparts on Wednesday that he is committed to ... Read More »

Trump said to plan announcement on Comey tapes

I know there was some chatter today, I know the president has been on the phone extensively with the leader [Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)] and with key Senators. "I have a legal background, strategic, you know, political communications and planning". The White House press corps vented frustration Monday with press secretary Sean Spicer for conducting off-camera briefings in place of the usual publicly broadcast briefings. Read More »

James Tracy and Kieran Treadwell to make full Ireland debuts

Devin Toner is set for his 50th Test appearance. Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt brought eight uncapped players on tour and seven of them - Andrew Porter, Dave Heffernan, James Ryan, Treadwell, Rory Scannell, Rory O'Loughlin and Jacob Stockdale - have seen game-time during the United States and Japanese legs. Read More »

Portugal forest fire smoulders as first victims buried


Portuguese Civil Protection commander Vítor Vaz Pinto also said that 95 percent of the fire was already controlled, although the remaining fire to be extinguished would be equivalent to an extension of 20 kilometers if it were a continuous line. Read More »