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Pakistan fuel tanker owners end strike, bringing halt to panic buying

Pakistan fuel tanker owners end strike, bringing halt to panic buying By Syed Raza Hassan and Asif Shahzad KARACHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Owners of Pakistani fuel tankers ended their protest strike on its third day on Wednesday, dispelling fears of a fuel shortage that had prompted long queues of panicked fuel buyers at petrol stations countrywide. Pakistan has 10 to 11 days of oil stock reserves, media said, but many service stations were shuttered, and carried "Petrol Finished" signs, following panic buying in the nation of nearly 200 million people. Tanker owners were protesting against police corruption and a new safety push by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) following one of the worst accidents in Pakistan's history last month, a fuel tanker explosion that killed 216 people.


The Note: Future still uncertain for repeal and replace

The Note: Future still uncertain for repeal and replace Senate Republicans scored a procedural victory Tuesday on health care but are still divided on a replacement for Obamacare.


Wildfires Force 10,000 People in Southern France to Evacuate

Wildfires Force 10,000 People in Southern France to Evacuate The fires coincide with the peak tourism season on the French Riviera


Trump Says the Nation is One Step Closer to Liberation from 'Obamacare Nightmare'

Trump Says the Nation is One Step Closer to Liberation from 'Obamacare Nightmare' The President spoke to supporters at a rally in Ohio on Tuesday


AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives

AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, Brazil (AP) — At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer speak, grandparents who wonder if they will ever know their grandchildren.


US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.


Shocking Pet Horror Headlines!

Shocking Pet Horror Headlines! Dr. Edward tells The Doctors about a two-year-old beagle named Rex who chased a rabbit in a park and returned to his owner with a bloody nose. Initially, the owner and vet failed to see the underlying issue and put little Rex on medications. When bleeding persisted, a CT scan revealed the dog had a 5-inch long stick lodged in his nose! Thankfully, they successfully removed the stick and Rex is doing much better.


L.A. man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

L.A. man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans A Los Angeles man was arrested on Tuesday after federal prosecutors said he arranged to smuggle into the United States three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters. Rodrigo Franco, 34, was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country in connection with a parcel from Hong Kong that was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on March 2 containing the 2-foot (0.61 meter)-long snakes concealed inside the canisters. Three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles were also found in the package, prosecutors said, adding that Franco on that same day mailed a box to Hong Kong with six protected turtles inside.


Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees: opposition

Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees: opposition By Anggy Polanco and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Two more people named to an alternative Supreme Court in defiance of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government were arrested on Wednesday by intelligence agents during a fast-escalating political showdown, the opposition said. Jesus Rojas and Zuleima Gonzalez were seized in central Anzoategui state after another appointee, Angel Zerpa, was arrested at the weekend, the opposition-led National Assembly said. Venezuela's majority-backed opposition is demanding Maduro abandon a Sunday election to create a controversial congress with powers to rewrite the country's constitution and override all other institutions.


Priest at center of clergy sex abuse scandal to be released

Priest at center of clergy sex abuse scandal to be released BOSTON (AP) — One of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal has completed his prison sentence on child rape charges and will be released this week after two experts hired by prosecutors found he does not meet the legal criteria to be held as a sexually dangerous person.


After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it's prepared to defend itself

After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it's prepared to defend itself Taiwan is prepared to defend itself against China if necessary, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Tuesday, in a strongly worded response to recent flybys by Chinese warplanes near the island China claims as a wayward province.


Chipmaker AMD forecasts current-quarter revenue above estimates

Chipmaker AMD forecasts current-quarter revenue above estimates (Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc forecast current-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates and raised its full-year expectations, betting on robust demand for its graphics chips and its new Ryzen processors for PCs. AMD said it now expected annual revenue to increase by "a mid to high-teens percentage", compared with its previous forecast of low double-digit percentage revenue growth.


McCain: ‘I will not vote for this bill as it is today’

McCain: ‘I will not vote for this bill as it is today’ A week after his brain cancer diagnosis, Sen. John McCain returned to Washington to cast a crucial vote to begin debate on the GOP health care legislation.


Plane Covered in Nazi Design Lands on Georgia Highway

Plane Covered in Nazi Design Lands on Georgia Highway The pilot said the Messerschmitt BF 109 design was "just for fun."


There's Actually A Meaning Behind All Of The Starbucks Apron Colors

There's Actually A Meaning Behind All Of The Starbucks Apron Colors Behind each color is a story.


Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Passengers Stranded In Vegas, Stay In Vegas

Passengers Stranded In Vegas, Stay In Vegas Allegiant Air left over 200 passengers in Las Vegas for four days after a canceled Oklahoma City-bound flight.


Paul Ryan: It is not Congressional Republicans' job to defend Donald Trump against Russia collusion allegations

Paul Ryan: It is not Congressional Republicans' job to defend Donald Trump against Russia collusion allegations Paul Ryan has said Republicans in Congress should not spend all their time defending Donald Trump, after the President accused them of failing to protect him. Mr Ryan also defended special counsel Robert Mueller – who is leading the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election – saying he was "anything but" biased against the Republican Party. The House Speaker made the comments after Mr Trump tweeted: "It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President".


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WATCH: Crocodile Drags An Entire Cow With It While Swimming

WATCH: Crocodile Drags An Entire Cow With It While Swimming A fisherman using a drone to look for fish in Australia captured a gigantic crocodile dragging a whole cow down the river.


China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter

China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.


This Map Predicts Who Will Die Next in 'Game of Thrones'

This Map Predicts Who Will Die Next in 'Game of Thrones' An intelligent machine foresees the rise and fall of kingdoms.


Protesters across the country oppose GOP's health care plan

Protesters across the country oppose GOP's health care plan Here’s a look at protests across the country in opposition to the GOP health care bill.


Mother comes home to find child covered in blood and saying she was sexually abused

Mother comes home to find child covered in blood and saying she was sexually abused A North Carolina woman has told authorities she returned home from work recently to find her seven-year-old daughter covered in blood, claiming to have been sexually assaulted. The girl told her mother she had been assaulted by Brentley Jason Breyers, the man she refers to as “father,” according to police. The woman told authorities she had left her four children with Mr Bryers on Friday morning while she went to work.


Progress with Russia over air-defence system: Erdogan

Progress with Russia over air-defence system: Erdogan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced progress in talks to get Russia to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara. "We have signed with Russia. God willing, we will see S-400s in our country," Erdogan said in a speech to his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers in parliament.


No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10

No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10 Adan Lara Vega said screaming children begged for water but received none.


Donald Trump launches major attack on 'very weak' Attorney General Jeff Sessions, amid rumours he is set to fire him

Donald Trump launches major attack on 'very weak' Attorney General Jeff Sessions, amid rumours he is set to fire him Donald Trump has launched his strongest attack yet on his "very weak" Attorney General Jeff Sessions, fuelling speculation he is preparing to fire him. The US President took issue with Mr Sessions apparent reluctance to investigate presidential rival Hillary Clinton's alleged "crimes". Mr Trump's anger at Mr Sessions stems from the Attorney General's decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the investigation into alleged links between Russia and the Trump campaign.


New species of sunfish discovered by scientist in New Zealand

New species of sunfish discovered by scientist in New Zealand Of all things, Marianne Nyegaard didn't expect to find a new species of sunfish — the heaviest of all bony fishes. The PhD student from Murdoch University in Western Australia made the discovery while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish off the coast of Bali in Indonesia. SEE ALSO: This video of a fish 'walking' along the ocean floor is making scientists scratch their heads Previously undescribed, it's called the Hoodwinker Sunfish ( Mola tecta). The fish has long eluded recognition from researchers, despite the species weighing in excess of two tonnes, and growing to three metres in length.  "A Japanese research group first found genetic evidence of an unknown sunfish species in Australian waters 10 years ago, but the fish kept eluding the scientific community because we didn't know what it looked like," Ms Nyegaard said in a statement. Image: César Villarroel, ExploraSubNyegaard spent four years searching for the fish, after genetic sequencing of 150 specimens in her research turned up with four different species: Masturus lanceolatus, Mola mola, Mola ramsayi, and a fourth which wasn't known about, she explained in her article on The Conversation. So in her quest to find the missing species, she'd travel thousand of miles to get data, or have kind strangers send samples of sunfish stranded on beaches.  In 2014, Nyegaard was a step closer, when she was sent a photo of a tiny sunfish, with a structure on its back she had never seen before. Then a breakthrough came.  Nyegaard was tipped off to four sunfish stranded on the same beach in New Zealand. She flew down to see it herself, where she spotted her first Hoodwinker Sunfish. "The new species managed to evade discovery for nearly three centuries by ‘hiding’ in a messy history of sunfish taxonomy, partially because they are so difficult to preserve and study, even for natural history museums," Nyegaard said. "That is why we named it Mola tecta (the Hoodwinker Sunfish), derived from the Latin tectus, meaning disguised or hidden." The Hoodwinker Sunfish is the first addition to the Mola genus in 130 years, and differs from other sunfish in that it remains sleek and slender even when large, and it doesn't develop a protruding snout, or huge lumps and bumps. "We retraced the steps of early naturalists and taxonomists to understand how such a large fish could have evaded discovery all this time. Overall we felt science had been repeatedly tricked by this cheeky species, which is why we named it the Hoodwinker," she explained. WATCH: Sam Tarly is the real MVP of 'Stormborn' on 'Game of Thrones'  


Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings After Getting Key Safety Feature

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings After Getting Key Safety Feature The Tesla Model S is again Consumer Reports' top-rated ultra-luxury sedan after the automaker updated its software to include automatic emergency braking at highway speeds.  Earlier this month, C...


China Opens First Movie Theater On Disputed South China Sea Island

China Opens First Movie Theater On Disputed South China Sea Island The theater located in Sansha municipality is equipped with all advanced projection equipment including 4K digital projectors and 3D perforated screen.


Mark Cuban Agrees With Elon Musk, Says A.I. is "Changing Everything"

Mark Cuban Agrees With Elon Musk, Says A.I. is "Changing Everything" Elon Musk may seem like an alarmist, but he's got an ally in Mark Cuban.


Nigeria's absent Buhari says 'I'm making good progress'

Nigeria's absent Buhari says 'I'm making good progress' Nigeria's president has said he is recovering from illness and that he expects to return from treatment in London once doctors give the go-ahead, his office said on Tuesday. Muhammadu Buhari has been on indefinite medical leave in the British capital since May 7 and until Sunday had not been seen, sparking a flurry of rumours he was dying or even dead. Now, his office said Buhari sent a letter on Monday to his counterpart in Guinea, Alpha Conde, thanking him for his call last week for national prayers for his recovery.


Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota Woman

Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota Woman Fake street signs appear after Minnesota cop fatally shot woman who reported hearing screams.


Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck

Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday. James Bradley Jr., 60, was arrested on Sunday after police said they discovered dozens of undocumented Mexican and Guatemalan nationals, some unconscious in the back of the truck, others staggering around the vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart store in San Antonio. Authorities called to the scene found the bodies of eight illegal immigrants, along with 30 to 40 others who survived the ordeal but were suffering from dehydration and heat stroke, some of them as young as 15.


Richard Dawkins hits back at cancellation of Berkeley event for 'abusive speech against Islam'

Richard Dawkins hits back at cancellation of Berkeley event for 'abusive speech against Islam' Richard Dawkinswants "a public apology" from a California radio station that cancelled an event with the scientist because of his “abusive speech against Islam”. The influential academic and writer was scheduled to speak about his memoir A Brief Candle in the Dark at an event organised by Berkeley’s KPFA Radio next month. But KPFA has now cancelled the talk, citing his "hurtful speech" against Islam.  “We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam – so many people," KPFA wrote in an email to ticket buyers. KPFA exercises its free speech right not to participate with anyone who uses hateful language against a community already under attack. https://t.co/nTC1LYQKiG— KPFA Radio (@kpfa) July 21, 2017 "KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologise for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins’s views much earlier. We also apologise to all those inconvenienced by this cancellation.” Residents had reportedly highlighted statements made by the evolutionary biologist and confirmed atheist, including a 2013 tweet saying "Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today". @ToddKincannon I think Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today. I've said so, often and loudly.What are you talking about?— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) March 1, 2013 Professor Dawkins responded to the radio station in an open letter published on his website, saying he had lived in Berkeley for two years  and had appreciated KPFA's  "objective reporting and humane commentary".  "It was therefore a matter of personal sorrow to me to receive this morning your truly astonishing 'justification' for de-platforming me," he wrote. “You conspicuously did not quote a source when accusing me of ‘abusive speech’. Why didn’t you check your facts – or at least have the common courtesy to alert me – before summarily cancelling my event?” This is so stupid. Oh and by the way, my entire family is Muslim. Oh and Muslims aren't weak little children. They can hear other views.— Fouad (@fouadalnoor) July 22, 2017 Professor Dawkins said that he had “never used abusive speech against Islam”, explaining that while he had previously called Islamism “vile”, Islamism is not the same as Islam. “I have criticised the appalling misogyny and homophobia of Islam, I have criticised the murdering of apostates for no crime other than their disbelief. Far from attacking Muslims, I understand – as perhaps you do not – that Muslims themselves are the prime victims of the oppressive cruelties of Islamism, especially Muslim women,” the author wrote.  Dawkins 'not certain' God does not exist 01:31 Urging the radio station to find examples of the abusive speech, he added: "When you fail to discover any, I presume you will issue a public apology." Professor Dawkins' bestselling book about the study of evolution, The Selfish Gene, was named the most influential science book of all time last week by the Royal Society. Berkeley, historically known as the home of the Free Speech moment in the 1960s, has hit the headlines in recent months over the cancellations of other controversial speakers. An event for alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled in February by the University of California after clashes involving far-left protesters, as was a speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter. 


Rex Tillerson 'could quit as Secretary of State amid frustration at Trump administration'

Rex Tillerson 'could quit as Secretary of State amid frustration at Trump administration' Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering resigning his position amid a rash of staffing changes at the White House, reports have claimed. Sources familiar with Mr Tillerson's conversations tell CNN the Secretary of State has grown increasingly frustrated with the Trump administration, and may be pondering an exit strategy. The sources say Mr Tillerson was especially troubled by President Donald Trump’s recent New York Times interview, in which he lamented hiring Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


UN says Jerusalem crisis must end as Trump sends envoy

UN says Jerusalem crisis must end as Trump sends envoy The UN warned Monday that the crisis over new security measures at a volatile Jerusalem holy site must be swiftly resolved, as a top US official arrived in Israel to try to ease tensions. The crisis, which saw a weekend of deadly violence, was also discussed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah II of Jordan, a day after an Israeli guard at its embassy in Amman shot two Jordanians dead after an attack. UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov's warning and the visit by US President Donald Trump's top aide Jason Greenblatt come after more than a week of tensions over the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Records: EPA chief jets away for weekends on taxpayer's dime

Records: EPA chief jets away for weekends on taxpayer's dime WASHINGTON (AP) — Records show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency spent weekends in his home state during his first three months in office, frequently flying to and from Oklahoma at taxpayer's expense.


Truck Driver Accused of Smuggling Immigrants Could Face the Death Penalty

Truck Driver Accused of Smuggling Immigrants Could Face the Death Penalty At least 10 people in the truck have died


Scientists Found a Second Giant Garbage Patch in the Pacific

Scientists Found a Second Giant Garbage Patch in the Pacific As if one wasn't bad enough.


The Surprising Breakfast That Keeps Giada De Laurentiis Looking So Fit

The Surprising Breakfast That Keeps Giada De Laurentiis Looking So Fit She skips protein and goes straight for the starch.


Frozen S'mores Are This Summer's Hottest Ice Cream Sandwiches

Frozen S'mores Are This Summer's Hottest Ice Cream Sandwiches Fall is sneakin' up, so make these ASAP!


Couple Leaving Hospital After Birth of Baby Gets Car Stolen

Couple Leaving Hospital After Birth of Baby Gets Car Stolen As Dalan and Krysta Askew prepared to bring home their third child, Penelope Jade, someone was stealing their car, they said.


Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specs Leaked Live; Release Date Not Yet Announced

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specs Leaked Live; Release Date Not Yet Announced New live leak shows Galaxy S8 Active similarities to Galaxy S8.


Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu

Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu Somalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as ‘Shik Shik’, is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu. (Reuters)


New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI Pick

New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI Pick Matt Katz, reporter for WNYC, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sketchy employment by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of Donald Trump's pick to replace James Comey has director of the FBI, Chris Wray.


Facebook workers are demanding higher wages because they literally can't afford rent anymore

Facebook workers are demanding higher wages because they literally can't afford rent anymore Over 500 cafeteria workers at Facebook's Menlo Park, California headquarters have unionized and are demanding higher wages because they can't afford to live in Silicon Valley.


Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.

Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert. Can the president pardon himself? In an interview with Yahoo News, law professor Brian Kalt explains the presidential pardon power, historical precedents and how a pardon could affect independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.


What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem?

What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem? By Miriam Berger JERUSALEM (Reuters) - For 10 days, Jerusalem has been in the grip of the worst bloodshed for years over Israel's decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Old City's holy compound. Some readers and observers have wondered how a simple matter of metal detectors - so common in so much of the world - could provoke such violence: a Palestinian man stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family in their home and three Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli forces in clashes. WHY, WHERE AND WHEN WERE THE METAL DETECTORS INSTALLED?


US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American university student is free after being detained for a week in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who manhandled his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that brought U.S. lawmakers to the student's defense.