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8 killed, dozens injured in suicide bombing in Pakistan

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UK caught in crossfire of US-Iran brinkmanship, and whose fault is that?

London has scored an own-goal by plunging right in the middle of the US game of nerves against Iran. The international crisis over detained tankers comes amid an awkward leadership transition at home. Read Full Article at

Over 60 Australian planes grounded after fatal crash in Sweden

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Pakistani soldier killed from ‘unprovoked’ cross-border fire by India – Islamabad

The Pakistani Army accused India of shelling its outposts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) and said its soldier died during the exchange of fire. Read Full Article at

4 people beaten & stabbed to death over suspicion of practicing witchcraft in India

A married couple and two others were viciously beaten and murdered in a small village in India after allegedly practicing witchcraft. Read Full Article at

Israel to make exception in allowing BDS-supporting Omar & Tlaib into the country

Israel said it will allow BDS-supporting US congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to enter the country, in a departure from its travel ban on supporters of the pro-Palestinian movement. Read Full Article at

Indian comedian suffers fatal heart attack on stage, audience thinks it’s part of the act

An Indian stand-up comedian collapsed and died on stage during a routine about anxiety in front of a sold-out crowd in Dubai, leading audience members to think it was part of his performance. Read Full Article at

‘Biking Queens’ from India visit Moscow as part of mega trip

Female bikers from India made a short stop in Moscow as part of their 25,000km trip across three continents, during which the motorcycle enthusiasts hope to promote “women’s pride” and empowerment. Read Full Article at

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond says he’ll resign before 'new PM' Boris Johnson can sack him

The UK’s chancellor of the exchequer has said he plans to resign ahead of Theresa May leaving office as prime minister on Wednesday, before her expected successor Boris Johnson has time to fire him. Read Full Article at

‘This is too much’: News of Natalie Portman as female Thor divides film franchise fans

News that Natalie Portman will star as a female Thor in an upcoming Marvel film has sparked debate on social media as some fans reacted in anger to a woman being cast as the titular role in the popular comic book franchise. Read Full Article at

Europe faces ‘looming syphilis epidemic’ thanks to dating apps and reduced fear of HIV

Syphilis stopped being “a disease of the past” after its worrying resurgence in Europe, health experts told RT. Less fear of contracting HIV and the rise of dating apps are among the factors behind the problem. Read Full Article at

The Open 2019: Glory awaits Shane Lowry after history-making penultimate round

Ireland's Shane Lowry has produced a week of near-impeccable golf at The Open in Portrush and stands one solid round away from a remarkable title. Read Full Article at

Forces in UK seek to escalate tensions ‘well beyond issue of ships’ – Iran’s envoy in London

As Tehran and London trade accusations over the seized tankers, Iran’s ambassador in London warns that certain forces in the UK aim to use the crisis to boost tensions even further. Read Full Article at

Hand grenades, rifle, crossbow & machete found in new neo-Nazi cell bust in Italy

Italian police seized a new cache of weapons and Nazi materials during a raid on an underground far-right group linked with the conflict in Ukraine. The bust is tied to an earlier raid in which an air-to-air missile was found. Read Full Article at

Ukraine chooses new parliament after president Zelensky called snap election

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Hong Kong police seize explosives at storehouse used by pro-independence group

One person was arrested after Hong Kong police discovered a stash of explosives and weapons, stored along with banners and clothes bearing an emblem of the Hong Kong National Front (HKNF) party, in a raid on Friday night. Read Full Article at

Pac-Man is back! Manny Pacquiao dethrones Keith Thurman to win world title number NINE

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to hand WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman his first career loss and claim the ninth world title of his stellar career. Read Full Article at

UFC San Antonio: British welterweight Leon Edwards calls for Jorge Masvidal fight after dominant win

Leon «Rocky» Edwards dominated former UFC lightweight world champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC San Antonio in Texas, then called for a fight with rival Jorge Masvidal, labelling the American «a weasel.» Read Full Articl

Panama cites ‘deliberate violations’ as it disowns UAE-based tanker seized by Iran

The plot has thickened around the disappearance of the oil tanker MT Riah, towed to Iranian shores last week, with Panama saying it is revoking the ship’s registration over violation of international rules. Read Full Article at

UFC San Antonio: Kiwi star Dan Hooker bounces back with huge knockout (VIDEO)

New Zealand lightweight Dan «The Hangman» Hooker bounced back into the win column in spectacular style with a huge knockout of fellow lightweight contender James Vick in San Antonio, Texas. Read Full Article at

UFC San Antonio: 'The Big Ticket' Walt Harris stops Aleksei Oleinik in 12 seconds (VIDEO)

UFC heavyweight contender Walt «The Big Ticket» Harris scored the biggest, most impressive win of his UFC career at UFC San Antonio on Saturday as he knocked out Russian submission ace Aleksei Oleinik in just 12 seconds. Read Full Article at

UFC San Antonio: Controversial heavyweight Greg Hardy claims quickfire win (VIDEO)

Former NFL star turned MMA fighter Greg Hardy was expected to receive a tough test from fellow rising prospect Juan Adams at UFC Fight Night in San Antonio, but the bout finished quickly after an anticlimactic clash in Texas. Read Full Article at

100,000+ brave rain in Hong Kong in show of support to police (VIDEO)

Tens of thousands of people showed up for a rally in support of police officers in Hong Kong days after a video emerged showing protesters brutally beating a riot cop. Several Chinese flags were spotted in the crowd. Read Full Article at

AOC wants ‘9/11-style commission’ to look into family separation policy

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, known for calling US migrant detention facilities «concentration camps», has now said a special commission must investigate migrant family separations the same way the 9/11 terrorist attacks were investigated. Read Full Articl

UK denies maritime violations, tells UN tanker seized by Iran was in Omani waters

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Twitter mutes 3 Iranian news agencies after British tanker seizure

Farsi accounts of three Iranian news agencies have been suspended on Twitter since Friday, shortly after they reported the capture of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Twitter says the events are unrelated, though. Read Full Article at

Extreme heatwave across US prompts concerns about elderly, homeless & inmates

As an extreme heatwave presses down on the US, locals are being asked to look after their older neighbors, activists try to save inmates from baking in prisons, and authorities hurry to take the homeless off the sizzling streets. Read Full Article at

‘No to Boris, yes to Europe:’ Thousands march though London in protest against Brexit & BoJo

Thousands of people rallied in central London displaying their discontent with Brexit and the Conservative Party leadership hopeful Boris Johnson. Read Full Article at

The Open 2019: Playing partners clash at Portrush after stray shot hits caddie's mother

Angry words were exchanged between golfers Robert MacIntyre and Kyle Stanley after Stanley failed to shout «fore» after a pair of wayward shots struck spectators during their round. Read Full Article at

ISS mission blasts off into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome (WATCH)

Russia’s Soyuz MS-13 rocket took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying the three crew members of the Expedition 60-61 to the International Space Station (ISS). Read Full Article at

‘Great day for all humanity’: Nazi-looted artwork finally returned to Italy after 75yrs (VIDEO)

German authorities have finally returned an 18th-century masterpiece that was stolen from Florence, Italy by Nazi soldiers during the Second World War and retained by an unnamed family. Read Full Article at

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for 7 days as ‘precaution’

The UK’s flag carrier has apparently suspended all its flights to the capital of Egypt for a whole week, calling the move a “precaution,” letters from the company shared by stranded passengers indicate. Read Full Article at

WATCH LIVE: ISS mission blasting off into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome

Russia’s Soyuz MS-13 rocket took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying the three crew members of the Expedition 60-61 to the International Space Station (ISS). Read Full Article at

Chaos on the way? Premier League chief admits VAR will 'create some controversy' during first season

The controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is coming to the Premier League this season, with the league's interim CEO warning to expect controversy as the system beds in. Read Full Article at

Man thrashed & killed by mob in India over allegedly hunting peacocks

A man was murdered by a mob in central India after locals suspected him and his associates of killing peacocks. Ten people were booked for murder, while survivors of the hunt face jail for slaying the country’s national birds. Read Full Article at

Speedboats & helicopter assault: Iran shows footage of British tanker seizure (VIDEO)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) has released a video showing the moment its operatives captured the UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero. The IRGC claims that a British frigate tried to interfere, but failed. Read Full Article at

Through the ropes: Boxer knocked head-first out of the ring in heavyweight clash (VIDEO)

Undefeated American heavyweight boxer Cassius Chaney produced a highlight-reel moment in his bout against Joel Caudle on Friday night in Maryland. Read Full Article at

Outraged with Trump ICE raids? Remember, he is yet to beat Obama’s deportation record – Lee Camp

The threat of nationwide raids targeting immigrants made many Americans angry with the administration of Donald Trump. But it’s not like his predecessor has a lily-white record on deportations, Lee Camp said. Read Full Article at

Trump brands London mayor ‘incompetent’ after Met Police Twitter attack

Donald Trump did not steer clear of the embarrassing hack of the London Metropolitan Police website and Twitter account, using it as a pretext to launch yet another attack on Mayor Sadiq Khan. Read Full Article at
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