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Kilauea volcano destroys 467 Hawaiian homes, officials say

Kilauea volcano destroys 467 Hawaiian homes, officials say A magnitude 5.3 natural disaster struck Kilauea on Monday morning at 6.13am local time (5.13pm BST) but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami was expected. It is the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington, which killed at least 57 people. There are homes still standing in several subdivisions that have been inundated by lava, ... [Full Article...]

Brexit legislation back in the Westminster spotlight

Brexit legislation back in the Westminster spotlight A Government technical note said the United Kingdom expected permanent customs arrangements to be in place by the end of December 2021 at the latest. The EU rejects any backstop expiry as it doubts Britain can design a way to keep Northern Ireland out of EU rules and still have no border. [Full Article...]

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row Mr Seehofer said he'd be glad to see a European agreement, but "we want this national solution unless a European solution comes together". "We wish the chancellor much luck", Seehofer told a news conference in Munich , announcing that he would nonetheless issue orders for people who have already been expelled to be turned back at the borders. [Full Article...]

One dead, 3 injured as van hits pedestrians near Dutch music festival

One dead, 3 injured as van hits pedestrians near Dutch music festival Police there said a "technical investigation into the exact circumstances of the collision" is underway, and a police helicopter has been deployed to make overview photos of the collision scene. Acccording the Telegraaf , Belgian and German police are also involved in trying to trace the van, which was witnessed by many festival goers. Pinkpop, which has been held annually since 1970, had attra... [Full Article...]

Lords reject May's proposal for 'meaningful vote' on Brexit strategy

Lords reject May's proposal for 'meaningful vote' on Brexit strategy He has drafted his own amendment to the legislation - which would require ministers to report to Parliament if no deal was in place by the end of November and allow MPs to vote on what to do next - will be considered by peers later when it is tabled by the ex-cabinet minister Lord Hailsham. [Full Article...]

1 dead, several injured in Trenton cultural event shooting

1 dead, several injured in Trenton cultural event shooting Another suspect, age and identity unknown, was taken into custody. One eyewitness told WPVI that he saw a person with gunshot wounds. Onofri said that two suspects opened fire around 2:45am local time during the festival. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf. A pro-marijuana activist released from jail just weeks ago after one of his many enc... [Full Article...]

Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

Trump signing directive to clean up space junk The Space Force , the White House said , would "lead the management of traffic and mitigate the effects of debris in space" and provide "a safe and secure environment as commercial and civil space traffic increases". The Senate's bill has no language on a space force , but an aide said last year's NDAA provided a "pretty significant homework assignment" for the Air Force to focus on with re... [Full Article...]

Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria On May 1 at least 86 people were killed in twin suicide blasts targeting a mosque and a nearby market in the town of Mubi in neighbouring Adamawa state. Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist with the deepest knowledge of Boko Haram's operations, says the prayer must have held at "an open field, apparently between the Nigeria-Cameroon border". [Full Article...]

Five hurt in Malmo shooting; not terrorism-related, say police

There was no information about how seriously wounded they were. A brief statement by police added there is no cause for public alarm. Swedish media has reported that the gunman was armed with a shotgun. Officers were immediately at the scene, which was close to a police station, and photographs showed a cordoned off road, officers and parked vehicles. [Full Article...]

Loughborough Junction train incident leaves three dead in south London

Loughborough Junction train incident leaves three dead in south London The BBC reported that spray cans were found near the bodies of the men, believed to be aged in their 20s, on the busy trainline near at Loughborough Junction station. Passengers who use the station have paid tribute to the three people found dead on Twitter. Police said they were treating the deaths as "unexplained". [Full Article...]

Pope likens abortion to Nazi eugenics

Pope likens abortion to Nazi eugenics Despite setbacks, we must remain confident in " the subdued but powerful action of God ", Pope Francis said at yesterday's Angelus ( full text , full video ). He added: 'Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick'. Francis was speaking to the Forum delle Famiglie, an organisation which supports and promotes the interests of Catho... [Full Article...]

Expert panel will be set up to advise on medicinal cannabis cases

On June 16, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the government would allow a 12-year-old boy, Billy Caldwell, to be treated with medical cannabis oil. An expert panel of doctors is to be given the power to decide whether patients should get a "personal licence" to use medicinal cannabis. People could be able to access cannabis oil on the NHS within months in an expected government rev... [Full Article...]

Israel says indicts ex-cabinet minister over alleged spying for Iran

He practiced medicine before entering politics, but had his license revoked after being jailed for trying to smuggle 32,000 Ecstasy tablets into Israel from the Netherlands, Israeli media reported. Segev also met with his Iranian handlers at various hotels and apartments around the world that he assumed were used for covert activity, authorities allege. [Full Article...]

Homeland Security chief says no apology for separating families

Former First Lady Laura Bush , in a Washington Post op-ed, wrote that "this zero-tolerance policy is cruel". Trump issued a series of tweets Monday morning blaming Democrats for refusing to agree to changes to immigration law he's demanded and warning the US otherwise risked repeating what he portrayed as the mistakes of Europe, where he said immigrants have "strongly and violently chang... [Full Article...]

Israel Strikes Gaza in Response to Fires, Targets Hamas Military Infrastructure

Israel Strikes Gaza in Response to Fires, Targets Hamas Military Infrastructure The army said five Gazans rushed the fence in an attempt to damage unspecified "security infrastructure". "We will continue with our partners in the IDF and Israel Police to act decisively to thwart the murderous terror networks of Hamas and to bring its members to justice", the Shin Bet official added. [Full Article...]

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian figure

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian figure Stone says he rejected the offer to pay $2 million. Their lawyers say they didn't remember the episode when the committee interviewed them. The testimony at issue here was delivered to the House Intelligence Committee, which has been conducting the friendliest investigation to Trump. [Full Article...]

Border Patrol investigating after SUV seen striking man

Border Patrol investigating after SUV seen striking man A tribal nation in Arizona that has been resisting the Trump administration's plans to build a border wall through its territory says it is investigating a "disturbing" video of a U.S. In 2003, the tribe says a border patrol agent ran over and killed a teenager on the reservation. The video has caused tension to flare between Arizona authorities and residents of the Native American reserva... [Full Article...]

Indonesian Woman Killed, Swallowed by 23-Foot Python in Garden

Indonesian Woman Killed, Swallowed by 23-Foot Python in Garden She discovered Tiba's sandals and machete not far from the garden, which is located just a half-mile from her home. In the morning on Friday, about 100 people from the village of Persiapan Lawela combed the fields, Agence France-Presse reported. [Full Article...]

17 dead in Caracas club stampede sparked by tear gas

17 dead in Caracas club stampede sparked by tear gas Efe reports that five people were also injured and that one is now in critical condition. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said eight minors are among those killed and another five are injured. Official reports said the victims died of suffocation or multiple trauma. Caracas is one of the most violent capitals in the world and the country is engulfed in a deepening economic crisis that has... [Full Article...]

Migrant children should not be separated from families, United Nations chief says

Migrant children should not be separated from families, United Nations chief says While he continues to lie by saying that Democrats are at fault, Melania Trump's Father's Day statement emphasises the fact that laws are always applied with discretion and that we can be both a law-abiding country and one that "governs with heart". [Full Article...]


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