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Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Games

Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Games

French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with spectators during a visit to an Olympic promotional venue in Paris on June 24, 2017. Olympics 2024: Divers were demonstrating their skills from boards installed on the Alexandre III bridge that spans the river Seine, kayakers were paddling on the river and trampoline demonstrations were underway at the Petit Palais art museum.



Confederations Cup: Portugal ease into semis, Mexico dump out Russian Federation

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has not scored in only 1 game from his previous 8 games for Portugal , netting 13 goals in the remaining 7 combined. Deklan Wynne and Kip Colvey, who will likely come in for young Dane Ingham, will make up the left and right wingbacks respectively. An inevitable third goal came in the 80th when Andre Silva dribbled deep into the New Zealand penalty area to score with a rising shot.


Grenfell Tower victims rise to 79

Grenfell Tower victims rise to 79

The death toll from the Grenfell Tower tragedy rose to 79, police said, as the nation stopped to remember those killed in the fire. According to some local residents, there were about 600 residents at the 120-apartment building when the fire broke out, and they say that not many could have escaped because the blaze engulfed the entire building rapidly.



Militants executing civilians as Marawi siege enters 4th week

The heavy fighting occurred as police arrested the mother of two brothers leading the militants, who come from different local groups that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist movement. "It does not involve any boots on the ground nor is there any direct participation in combat operations, a matter prohibited by law", he said. Flag ceremonies are normally performed twice a week, but this was the first in the mainly Muslim town since May 23, the first day of the siege, ...


Tornado knocks out half the Pentagon's fleet of nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes

Tornado knocks out half the Pentagon's fleet of nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes

Patrick Ryder. A tornado at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska damaged 10 aircrafts including two E-4B "doomsday" planes . Other aircraft at the base suffered damage as well, including eight of the USAF precious RC-135 fleet. Ten aircraft, including the two E-4B Nightwatchers, were damaged by the tornado, said Air Force Captain Mark Graff, as cited by Stars and Stripes. Six of the damaged planes have been returned to flight status, he said.


ICCI asks govt to resolve Qatar and Gulf countries standoff

ICCI asks govt to resolve Qatar and Gulf countries standoff

More and more African Muslim majority countries are severing ties with Qatar citing solidarity with the United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations. "A lot of people think we're the only ones to lose in this", he said. "Qatar is of the opinion that dialogue is the best answer to this crisis , however, such dialogue must be based on clear foundations, which are not yet made available until now", Qatar's top diplomat said.