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World Media Man arrested, charged with kidnapping visiting Chinese scholar in US
Author: 0 Man arrested, charged with kidnapping visiting Chinese scholar in US

The 28-year-old IL man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois' highly competitive physics graduate program in 2013. Zhang , 26, was about a month into a yearlong appointment at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus when she vanished . "Please support fellow community members tonight", police at the University of IL said.

World Media GST a tribute to maturity, wisdom of India's democracy: President
Author: 0 GST a tribute to maturity, wisdom of India's democracy: President

ASSOCHAM president Sandeep Jajodiya on Friday said the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST ) will boost India's GDP and will improve its image as an investor friendly country. He said the GST should be seen as an economic reform that will also help social reform. The sweeping reforms comes less than a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew India's largest banknotes in a sudden move created to outmanoeuvre tax cheats.

World Media World leaders bid farewell to late German chancellor Kohl
Author: 0 World leaders bid farewell to late German chancellor Kohl

The idea for a ceremony was proposed by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, whom Kohl affectionately called "junior" when the Luxemburger became prime minister at the age of 41. Dignitaries have been paying respects at his coffin, which has been draped in the European Union flag. Together with French counterpart Francois Mitterand, he was the architect of the 1992 Maastrict Treaty, which established the euro and European Union, which he ardently supported.

World Media Metro Detroit Weather: Still muggy with a spotty shower or storm
Author: 0 Metro Detroit Weather: Still muggy with a spotty shower or storm

South wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. Weather forecasters are expecting Saturday to be the most unsettled day of the four-day holiday weekend, with heavy cloud cover, steady winds and scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88 degrees. Sunny to partly cloudy, hot but not as humid. Fri: High: 96 Low: 73 Mostly sunny. Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 a.m.

World Media San Antonio officers shot; 1 in
Author: 0 San Antonio officers shot; 1 in "grave, grave condition"

Police say while they were patrolling, they came across a vehicle that might have been broken into and they stopped two individuals to question them. The gunman shot Cavazos as he dragged his partner out of the line of fire, Breitbart Texas reported on Thursday.

World Media Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig back for 'Despicable Me 3'
Author: 0 Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig back for 'Despicable Me 3'

So while the first movie was, as noted, at its core rather charming, for " Despicable Me ", the third time definitely isn't the charm. Gru and Lucy are fired from the Anti-Villain League (AVL) by new head honcho Valeria Da Vinci (Jenny Slate ).

World Media Hitting the road for Independence Day? 3 tricks to save on gas
Author: 0 Hitting the road for Independence Day? 3 tricks to save on gas

McTeague added gas prices on Canada Day will be lower than they were on New Year's Day. The price variance between the nation's highest and lowest priced stations stands at $1.29 per gallon. In fact, for motorists heading out for the holiday, gas prices around the country are at their lowest level for any July Fourth since 2005, GasBuddy's data show.

World Media China hails 'golden period' in relations with Philippines
Author: 0 China hails 'golden period' in relations with Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte promised to destroy the militants in Marawi and said the Philippines was now dealing with "a very unsafe situation" due to young Muslims inspired by the "mass insanity" of Isis. In accepting the donation, Mr Duterte said it "highlights the dawn of a new era in Philippine-Chinese relations". Zhao also vowed the cooperation will cover development in Mindanao, aimed at helping the comprehensive settlement of the issue of terrorism.

World Media Texas Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Benefits Ruling
Author: 0 Texas Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Benefits Ruling

In a unanimous decision, the Texas court reversed a lower court's ruling upholding the city of Houston's decision to extend benefits to the same-sex spouses of city employees, and sent the case back to the lower court to be retried. Hodges , which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, did not resolve issues such as payments of municipal employees' spousal benefits. They also faced pressure from Texas GOP leadership - spearheaded by Gov.

World Media Trump Plans to Revive, Expand Nuclear Energy Sector
Author: 0 Trump Plans to Revive, Expand Nuclear Energy Sector

The U.S. Department of Energy will approve applications to export natural gas from the Lake Charles LNG terminal in Louisiana. There is a direct line between American energy access-or " dominance ", as the President puts it-and creating new jobs for Americans.

World Media Fiery plane crash on Interstate 405 near John Wayne Airport
Author: 0 Fiery plane crash on Interstate 405 near John Wayne Airport

The aircraft clipped a auto as it came crashing down in a fireball but the driver escaped with a bruised elbow. The plane is on the southbound freeway near the MacArthur Boulevard exit. Other photographs and video of the wreckage popped up all over Twitter by people stuck in traffic passing the plane. The airfield is closed to arrivals, but departures are not affected.

World Media Driver attempts to plough through crowd
Author: 0 Driver attempts to plough through crowd

Witnesses say the man eventually crashed his vehicle into another auto and drove off. One man died in London recently after a vehicle was driven into worshipers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park. There have been six jihadist terrorist attacks in Western Europe (France, Germany, Sweden, and the UK) involving plowing a vehicle through crowds of pedestrians over the past year.

World Media Two Vanderbilt Football Players Shot While Attempting to Recover Stolen Property
Author: 0 Two Vanderbilt Football Players Shot While Attempting to Recover Stolen Property

The incident began when Tennyson attempted to sell his cell phone using a resale website . Daley was shot in the leg, while Coppet suffered birdshot wounds to his arms. Coppet reportedly got out of their auto with the pellet gun, which is when two people in a gray Buick sedan opened fire. When Coppet got out of Tennyson's auto holding the pellet gun, the suspects in the other vehicle started shooting with a handgun and a shotgun.

World Media West Indies vs India: Weather forecast for 3rd ODI
Author: 0 West Indies vs India: Weather forecast for 3rd ODI

After the wash-out in the opening match, the hosts failed to match the men-in-blue, falling to a massive loss in the second game. The Indians might pick young turk Rishabh Pant for the game as Yuvraj Singh has been struggling for form of late.

World Media Trump's Partial Victory on Travel Ban
Author: 0 Trump's Partial Victory on Travel Ban

The ACLU represented plaintiffs in the Maryland case , in which a federal court struck down the President's travel ban. The justices said immigrants from the six Muslim nations at issue could still enter the country if they had "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States".

World Media Three doctors hurt in NY hospital shooting, gunman dead
Author: 0 Three doctors hurt in NY hospital shooting, gunman dead

Few details were immediately available about the incident from official sources. CLICK TO WATCH LIVE COVERAGE FROM EYEWITNESS NEWSThere were at least three people shot and a total of five people injured in the shooting . NBC New York is reporting that the suspect was dressed a doctor's coat upon entering the hospital. The New York Police Department (NYPD) is now responding and warning people to stay away from the premises.

World Media Gas prices lower than usual for start of summer
Author: 0 Gas prices lower than usual for start of summer

In Canada, the average national price of gas is 103.2 cents per litre as of June 30, according to the Canadian Automobile Association. Travelers are fortunate this year, with gasoline prices the cheapest they've been over the 4th of July holiday since 2005.

World Media US Arms For Syrian Kurds Will Continue After Raqqa
Author: 0 US Arms For Syrian Kurds Will Continue After Raqqa

A U.S. State Department official said McGurk visits Iraq and Syria often to discuss humanitarian and stabilization assistance, and to "coordinate between our military and civilian initiatives, as well as post-liberation governance for areas liberated" from IS.

World Media Hamas to Build Buffer Zone Between Gaza Strip and Egypt
Author: 0 Hamas to Build Buffer Zone Between Gaza Strip and Egypt

The ministry stated that the works were meant to bolster security and strengthen the organization's control along the border. Hamas plans to level the terrain near the border with Egypt and build an earth levee to separate the last houses in the Palestinian side of Rafah - the city also has an Egyptian side - from the new buffer zone, the report said.

World Media Germany to refuse Erdogan rally during G-20
Author: 0 Germany to refuse Erdogan rally during G-20

Erdoğan, who jails opposition politicians and journalists in Turkey, to hold large-scale events in Germany", Schulz told German daily Bild on June 28. " It is regrettable that some politicians in Germany are making unacceptable comments with domestic political calculations ", Reuters cited Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman, Huseyin Muftuoglu, as saying.

World Media ICE Chief Might've Contradicted Trump On Immigrant Crime
Author: 0 ICE Chief Might've Contradicted Trump On Immigrant Crime

On the eve of a key House vote on immigration enforcement legislation, President Trump Wednesday invited grieving families to the White House and pledged an immigration crackdown on their behalf. The data could be used in a barrage of legal challenges the states have filed against federal immigration policies. The latter has been dubbed Kate's Law to commemorate Kate Steinle , the 32-year-old woman allegedly shot and killed July 1, 2015, by Francisco Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant ...

World Media U.S. wants to work with China despite new sanction
Author: 0 U.S. wants to work with China despite new sanction

The punitive measures ratchet up pressure the U.S.is applying on North Korea to halt its nuclear program by targeted Chinese entities that the administration said enable Kim Jong Un's regime. 'This is directed at a bank'. China has a strategic interest in keeping North Korea stable , in part because it acts as a buffer against having rivals like South Korea and the U.S.

World Media New US ambassador to China says fixing trade imbalance a top priority
Author: 0 New US ambassador to China says fixing trade imbalance a top priority

Branstad was confirmed on May 22 as President Donald Trump's new ambassador to China but his arrival date has yet to be announced. At a press conference in Taipei, Yu urged Beijing to allow Liu, whom she described as the most prominent human rights symbol in the human rights struggle in China, to make the trip to Taiwan.

World Media Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast
Author: 0 Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

Smoke visible in Routt County Tuesday can be attributed to the Brian Head Fire in southwestern Utah, according to Kevin Thompson, Routt County National Forest fire management officer. In a June 17 recording, a man tells dispatchers he needs help with a fire getting out of control. Officials say the drone endangered the lives of firefighters and limited their ability.

World Media Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated
Author: 0 Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated

Iran's missile strike this week against Islamic State targets in Syria is escalating its military involvement in Syria and likely will heighten tensions between the USA -led coalition and Russian and Iranian forces aligned with the Syrian regime, analysts say .

Author: 0 Palestinians Lowball Expectations Ahead of Trump Peace Push

Mladenov was delivering the second report on implementation of the resolution adopted by the council in December condemning Israeli settlements as a "flagrant violation" of worldwide law. According to Peace Now, the new settlement's location was "strategic for the fragmentation of the West Bank". Since 1992, much of the controversy surrounding Israel's settlement construction in the occupied territories has revolved around expanding existing settlements.

Author: 0 Europe, Ukraine targeted in massive hack attack

Beyond Ukraine and Russian Federation, the wave of cyberattacks also impacted Maersk , a global cargo shipping company and Saint-Gobain, a French company producing construction materials and British-based WPP . In another of the affected countries, Danish transport and logistics company Maersk also said that "multiple sites and business units" had been shut down after the cyber attack.

World Media Supreme Court will review President Trump's travel ban
Author: 0 Supreme Court will review President Trump's travel ban

That is likely to be subject to interpretation and litigation. The Ninth Circuit enjoined a provision of the order suspending the travel of refugees into the United States for 120 days and another provision capping the number of refugees allowed into the country at 50,000 for fiscal year 2017.

World Media Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season
Author: 0 Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

Now 42 years old and married, Fox stopped him Sunday after what might have been his final race on the picturesque road course in Napa Valley wine country. He took a mangled auto with a lot of tape holding it together and rallied from the rear of the field over the the second half of the race. Truex's engine wasn't up to the task of lasting the entirety of the 219-mile race, expiring 24 laps from the finish.

Author: 0 Federal judges rule that Making A Murderer defendant's confession was coerced

They can also appeal the full 7th Circuit panel or to the U.S. Supreme Court . Dassey was 16 at the time of the confession. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery , rape and kill Halbach. "But it's clearly the correct decision as the court pointed out the Wisconsin state courts didn't look at the specific qualities of Brendan Dassey: his intellectual limitations, and the specifics about him and they totally missed that analysis".