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Panama City locals remember the 49 Pulse nightclub victims

He was killed in a shootout with police after a three-hour standoff. The Orlando shooting - which left 49 people dead and injured dozens - was the deadliest attack against the gay community in USA history. The youth of Our Gente are a "chosen family", she says. "We will always bear the scars of the Pulse tragedy and grieve for those whose lives were cut short", Mina said. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's Parents Kept Jewishness A Secret To Avoid 'Embarassing' North Korea

The comments published by the agency were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the USA in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well", the spokesman said. Read More »

World Taekwondo Federation changes its name over 'negative' acronym

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Korean President Jae In Moon says the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships could represent the start of future unification in the Korean Peninsula. Commandoes march across the Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Otto Warmbier: Mass funeral for student jailed in N Korea

On Friday, ABC's Michael Strahan sat down with the onetime Chicago Bull to talk about the freakish trip, which coincided with the release of Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old University of Virginia student held in detention for 17 months after allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda poster in Pyongyang. Read More »

Islamic State cells throughout Indonesia

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If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Over the weekend, United States special forces were confirmed to have joined Philippines troops to help end the siege, according to a USA embassy spokesperson in Manila. Read More »

An undeclared 'Emergency' in the country, says Congress

Referring to the recent incident when Swaraj helped Indian national Uzma come back to her home from Pakistan where she was forcefully married off, Prime Minister Modi said, "The way Sushma Swaraj has worked and helped every Indian overseas is commendable". Read More »

President Macron vows to bring to the United Nations environment draft agreement

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The historic 2015 agreement aims to reduce carbon emissions and contain global warming. But after Mr Trump withdrew USA participation, it will no longer include the world's second largest polluter. The French president quickly chimes in, saying, "And now we will deliver together to make the planet great again", an obvious reference to Trump's near continuous campaigning and sloganeering. Read More »

Newcomer Dawid Malan leads England to T20 series win vs South Africa

Dawid Malan scored a brilliant 44-ball 78 on debut as England defeated South Africa by 19 runs in the third T20 global and clinch the series on Sunday in Cardiff . JJ Smuts soon skied Liam Plunkett to fine leg, but South Africa were always in the game when De Villiers was at the wicket. Morgan had said before the series that confronting De Villiers would be the flawless test of the 20-year-old's temperament. Read More »

No sign of healing in G-7 climate change rift

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All G7 countries excluding the United States have pledged their commitment to the Paris climate pact during a two-day summit in Bologna, Italy , local media reported on Monday. Following the White House's decision to withdraw from Paris, local government officials and businesses have been drawing up their own plans to tackle climate change. Read More »

North Korea accuses United States of America of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier

When asked about Otto Warmbier, the American student who recently died after being released from North Korea, Rodman's agent said , "I know being there had something to do with [Otto's release]". Warmbier was sent back to the U.S.in a state of unresponsive wakefulness, according to doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Warmbier died days after his return to the United States, and his funeral was held Thursday in his hometown of Wyoming, Ohio. Read More »

US urges Qatar, neighbors to 'sit together' to ease tension

He urged the sides to continue negotiations by saying that it would be a " productive step ", adding that the USA believes its allies are " stronger when they are working together ". Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia and other nations last week to issue a list of demands that were "reasonable and actionable" after the State Department questioned the motives of the nations boycotting Qatar. Read More »

U.S. fighter jet shoots down Syrian warplane

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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 . Read More »

Pelosi faces growing doubts among Dems after Georgia loss

Nor have they identified a challenger. The president slammed Pelosi's record after the Democratic special election losses, explaining that it would be a "very, very sad day for Republicans' if Nancy Pelosi steps down". "She personally told me she was rock solid" with the president, said Webb, 70. Her win comes after losing bids for governor in 2010 and the Senate in 2014, and it builds on a business and political career she built after leaving an abusive home as a teen. Read More »

Much remains unclear about London tower block fire

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The UK Press Association reported that 17 people are still being treated in London hospitals, of whom nine remained in critical care on Monday. "I'm afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead or missing and I sadly have to presume are dead", police commander Stuart Cundy told reporters. Read More »

Vargas wins 11th in 3-2 victory over Jays

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Francisco Liriano throws against a Kansas City Royals batter in the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, June 25, 2017. "I don't know how to explain it". Junis allowed a leadoff single to Jose Bautista to open the game, but got out of trouble with an unconventional double play, striking out Russell Martin as Royals catcher Salvador Perez caught Bautista trying to steal. Read More »

Narendra Modi, Eid al-Fitr, China: Your Morning Briefing

Video: With more than three million views, the Indonesian music video "Hari Raya" by iamNEETA, Najwa Latif, Deanna Hussin & Mimi Haris casts a modern pop culture light on a traditional Muslim event. Meanwhile, Bauchi State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Liman Bello, has called on civil servants in the state to use the period of Eid-El-Fitr celebration to pray for continued peace and tranquility in the state. Read More »

Goa Governor greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr

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Vice President Hamid Ansari wished people and stressed that festival's significance for strengthening brotherhood. Also, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday expressed his heartiest greetings to the people of West Bengal on the eve of the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Read More »

Trump, Modi seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration

Indians account for almost 70% of the H-1B visas issued annually, making the country one of the top beneficiaries in the visa category. Noting that the U.S. He said if America becomes stronger, India will be a natural beneficiary. The two leaders will spend around five hours together - in the first meeting of a series of bilateral discussion. Read More »

Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

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They have also issued a statement for Muslims in the US. Sinha also said Prophet Mohammad blessed us with eternal message of love, compassion and universal brotherhood. In another development, Yobe State Government has imposed restriction of vehicular movement across the state to ensure a hitch-free celebration.A statement by Director of Press Affairs to the Governor, Abdullahi Bego, said no vehicle would be allowed in any praying-ground throughout the state. Read More »

Key Democrat says Obama should have acted on Russian hacks

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Adam Schiff , the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN that Obama's inaction in the case of Russia's alleged interference in the USA elections was a "very serious mistake ". President Donald Trump has sent out a number of mixed messages on the topic, initially failing to acknowledge Russian Federation may have been responsible for the election hack, and more recently seeking to clarify in the midst of numerous investigations into Russia's alleged ... Read More »

Donald Trump to be sued over payments to business empire

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The lawsuit also centers on Trump's resolution to retain the ownership of his business even after becoming the president. When he took office, he moved his business interests into a trust managed by his sons, saying that this curbed conflicts of interest. Read More »

Mitch McConnell Could Win by Losing on Healthcare Bill

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Phillip Corona says he traveled from Wisconsin to make his voice heard. Alison Barkoff, the director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation, helped organize the protest. Instead of calling their protest a "sit-in" they referred to it as a "die-in", demonstrating their belief that the GOP health care bill would put many Americans in grave danger without dependable health care. Read More »

Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship

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So, for example, I'm for 100 percent repeal, that's what I want. "It's a very complicated situation from the standpoint, you do something that's good for one group and bad for another", he said . "We're trying to make sure we keep the rates down, stabilize the system, bring down rates, protect pre-existing condition coverage and do responsible Medicaid reform", Cornyn said. Read More »