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World leaders arriving in Tehran for President Rouhani's inauguration

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration and country will show a "unified" response to a breach of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Trump signed off the new sanctions - which also target Russian Federation and North Korea - on Wednesday. Mogherini has vowed to continue building ties with Iran despite pressure from the United States to keep Tehran isolated.

Massive fire breaks out at Dubai Torch Tower, no injuries

Several floors of the 676-unit building-called Torch Tower-were quickly engulfed in flames, including fires that started when falling debris ignited lower levels. The Dubai Civil Defence added that the building, which has 82 floors, was "successfully evacuated". Authorities say they have brought the fire under control.

Naz Baloch reacts to Imran Khan's invitation to rejoin PTI

She added that her father had asked Khan about what he wanted, but he dodged the question. "This time, we will present our demands and we will take assurance that the umpires remain neutral and will take to streets if our just demands are not met", said the PTI chief.

Prince Philip Has Completed His Final Engagement Ahead Of Retirement

And that time, he'd been a patron of more than 800 organizations. He has a keen interest in scientific and technological research, was an early champion of the conservation movement, and his youth scheme the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has extended across the world.

Trump backs slashing legal immigration with 'merit-based' system

President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled legislation meant to slash legal immigration to the United States by reducing the amount of low-skilled immigrants who are allotted green cards. Plans are to eliminate diversity lottery visas and limit the number of refugees offered permanent residency. The White House said that only 1 in 15 immigrants comes to the US due to their skills, and the current system fails to place a priority on highly skilled immigrants.

Phoenix infant dies in hot auto _ second such death in city

The mother found the child, who was pronounced dead the scene, fire Capt. Larry Subervi said in a statement. No arrests have been made in connection with that incident. "You feel like it's something that could happen to anybody". The boy was in the care of his grandparents at the time, police reported. Both of the child's parents are cooperating with police; it's unknown if the father will face any charges.

Philippine mayor, 13 others killed in raids linked to drugs

They said they recovered a cachet of rifles, cash and illegal drugs inside. In Malacanang Palace, Secretary Ernesto Abella, the presidential spokesman, said the killings were part of the intensified war on illegal drugs launched by President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte.

N. Korea Will be Handled

Senator Lindsey Graham said he was told by Trump that Kim Jong-Un is a madman said he will go to war to prevent North Korea from getting a nuclear weapon . His worry, however, was not North Korea but that China would close the technology gap between the US and Chinese militaries. "China controls North Korea", he said in 2013.

Senate Republicans just released the text of their 'skinny repeal' bill

The final vote in the Senate was 49 voting for repeal and 51 against, maintaining Obamacare. It's that the American people want to keep Obamacare. The House passed legislation repealing and replacing "Obamacare" in May. Some conservatives argued it did not go far enough to get rid of Obamacare, while others opposed the plan's deep cuts to Medicaid and the fact that it would leave insurance out of reach for millions of people.

Venezuelans brace for unrest, stockpile food ahead of Sunday vote

Pressure on state employees is higher than ever, according to interviews with two dozen workers at institutions ranging from state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA ( PDVSA ) to the Caracas subway, as well as text messages, internal statements, and videos seen by Reuters .

Two Jordanians killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

The ministers met amid mounting controversy at home, with some critics saying the government had acted without sufficiently considering the repercussions of introducing new security measures at the region's most sensitive shrine and the epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Three more Gujarat Congress MLAs resigned, set to join BJP

After resigning as legislator, he said that he had been associated with the Congress party for three and half decades but for the last few months he was disappointed with the party's leadership as he was seen with doubts just because he is a relative of Vaghela.

United States hits Iran with more sanctions in response to space launch

The US government says the technology used in the launch is inherently created to be able to carry a nuclear payload, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. The sanctions in that bill also target Iran's missile development programs as well as human rights abuses. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Friday denied Tehran had missiles created to carry nuclear warheads.

Russian Brokered Ceasefire in Syria Must Succeed - Lebanese PM

Hariri noted that previous ceasefires have not resolved the Syrian war and a solution for the conflict will ultimately only come through a political process. "I will be going to the Congress tomorrow and talking to both parties and I believe that there are already enough sanctions on Lebanon and in the banking sector", Hariri told Al-Monitor today following his remarks at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Arizona lawmakers blast Trump's tweeted ban on transgender soldiers

After President Trump tweeted Wednesday that transgender Americans will not be allowed to serve in the military "in any capacity", reactions were swift to pour in on social media . She said the change was not easy, but that the president "feels that it's the best one for the military", according to a White House transcript . In 1974, the Netherlands became the first country to grant transgender people the right to serve in the armed forces.

Rains Batter Mumbai, Kolkata; 3 Dead In Gujarat

Many private offices and shops did not open till late in the afternoon due to heavy rains. A cyclist wades through a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The state government is also planning to bring in divers from the Indian Navy for assistance in flooded regions of Banaskantha. Two people - a mother and daughter - were killed in Udaipur as Army and Air Force contingents rushed in to help with flood relief work in both Gujarat and Rajasthan.

John McCain to return to Washington for health-care bill vote

He bemoaned the lack of legislative action in Congress, the GOP's secretive process in working on repealing and replacing Obamacare and a plea for Democrats and Republicans to work together. He said he was in touch over the weekend with Seema Verma, the Trump administration's head of Medicare and Medicaid, and that her proposal to make up some funding with non-Medicaid money has potential.

Two killed in deadly shooting at Israel embassy in Amman, Jordan

According to the Vienna Convention of 1961, the Israeli foreign ministry said, the security man has immunity from investigation and arrest. No further details were provided. The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed new tensions ever since Israeli forces introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

Charlie Gard's parents end legal battle to allow son's treatment in US

Charlie Gard's parents have ended their five-month legal battle fighting for treatment for their critically ill baby. In an emotional statement outside of London's High Court on Monday, Chris Gard said too much time has elapsed in court hearings as the couple fought to have permission to send the child to the United States for experimental medical treatment.

Israel to demolish family home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Palestinians argue the security measure is a sign of creeping Israeli control over the holy site. Violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have left at least six people dead. Following the attack, the Israeli military fortified its troops in the West Bank and on Sunday carried out a wave of West Bank arrests, detaining 29 people, including nine members of the Hamas militant group.