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Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary Click Here to Open in a New Window

Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretaryWH press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday amid changes to President Trump’s communications shop. Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director.



Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’ Click Here to Open in a New Window

Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA and CIA, called Russia’s interference in the 2016 election the “most successful covert influence operation in history.”



Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops Click Here to Open in a New Window

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stopsPHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.



Teenagers who filmed and laughed as disabled man drowned had no legal duty to save him, experts say Click Here to Open in a New Window

Teenagers who filmed and laughed as disabled man drowned had no legal duty to save him, experts sayTeenagers who laughed while filming a disabled man as he drowned instead of rescuing him had no legal obligation to help, according to experts. Police are pursuing misdemeanour charges against the five minors, aged between 14 and 16, for failing to report the death of Jamie Dunn. As the 31-year-old drowned in a Florida pond on 9 July, the five teenagers mocked, laughed at and recorded him dying before posting the video online.



Ohio treasurer and Senate candidate takes on Anti-Defamation League over far-right ‘witch hunt’ Click Here to Open in a New Window

Ohio treasurer and Senate candidate takes on Anti-Defamation League over far-right ‘witch hunt’Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, a candidate in next year’s Republican Senate primary, sided Thursday with two prominent right-wing nationalist commentators over the Anti-Defamation League, which put them on a watch list of what it called “alt-lite” figures.



After Woman’s Mysterious Death At Mexico Resort, Tourists Report Similar Incidents Click Here to Open in a New Window

After Woman’s Mysterious Death At Mexico Resort, Tourists Report Similar IncidentsTwenty-year-old Abbey Conner died after drowning in chest-high water at a luxury Mexican resort this year.



Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey Click Here to Open in a New Window

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and TurkeyA deadly 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.



Surreal! Salvador Dali's moustache remains intact, embalmer reveals after exhumation Click Here to Open in a New Window

Surreal! Salvador Dali's moustache remains intact, embalmer reveals after exhumationSalvador Dalí’s famous moustache remains in a perfect state, witnesses to the surrealist artist’s exhumation for DNA testing have revealed. Narcís Bardalet, Dalí’s embalmer, said that upon opening his crypt, the body was found to be exactly as it was when it was interred 28 years ago.  The handlebars of his moustache were still “marking (the time of) 10 past 10” as he wished, he said. Workers bring a casket to the Dali Theatre Museum  Credit: Manu Fernandez/AP “His moustache remains intact, marking 10 past 10, as he desired,” Mr Bardalet told local television. “It’s a miracle. Dalí will be with us for a long time”. The Spanish master was raised from his tomb in his hometown of Figueres late on Thursday night in a highly controversial operation to settle a paternity claim from a TV fortune teller that she is his secret lovechild. Pilar Abel poses for the media upon her arrival to the Toxicology National Institute to undergo a DNA test, in Madrid earlier this month Credit: EFE via EPA Pilar Abel, 61, also from Figueres, has for more than a decade been fighting to prove she is Dalí’s daughter, claiming to have learned from her mother and grandmother at the age of eight that she was the product of an affair with the married artist.  Despite being dismissed by many as a fraud, Ms Abel in June won a court order to exhume Dalí’s body, a Madrid judge ruling there was no other way to settle the claim. Salvador Dalí’s moustache was an iconic trademark of his appearance Credit: AFP/Getty The artist’s two tibias have been extracted as well as nails and teeth, and will now be taken to Madrid for testing before being replaced to preserve the integrity of the body, Lluís Peñuelas, secretary of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, said. Just 15 people were present at the exhumation  Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty He stressed that the Foundation, which administers Dalí’s estate, regards the exhumation as “completely inappropriate” and Ms Abel’s claim as "baseless".  The exhumation was far from simple. Cranes were installed to lift the one and a half ton tombstone from Dalí’s crypt, which lies beneath the stage in the artist’s self-designed Theatre-Museum. Workers take scaffolding inside the Theatre-Museum Dali to be used in the exhumation  Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP The operation took place under the cover of night, with media banned and tarpaulins placed over the top of the building to prevent drones spying from overhead.  Just 15 people were present and all phones and cameras were prohibited to prevent images leaking out.  The exhumation took place at the Theatre-Museum Dali in Figueras Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Marta Felip, the mayor of Figueres, said it was “grotesque” that the fortune teller’s claim had been taken so far. She said the results would be known in the first week of September, and said that if Ms Abel was found not to be the artist’s daughter, the Foundation and the local government would be seeking to recover their considerable costs. Tourists visit the tomb of Salvador Dali at the Theatre-Museum Dali following the exhumation  Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP But if Ms Abel is proved right, she could be entitled to a 25 percent share of Dalí's considerable estate. That will open up another legal battle with the Foundation and the Spanish state, to which he left his works.  "The question of tracing any inheritance will be a difficult one," Michael Mylonas QC of London barristers' chambers Serjeants’ Inn told The Telegraph, suggesting that the Foundation "must be feeling some heat". Ms Abel told the Telegraph that she was unconcerned by the criticisms, and dismissed the Dalí Foundation’s questioning of the court order as “pathetic”. “I am very happy because at last it’s going to come to light, and this means a lot, it doesn’t matter to me what the Foundation says,” she said.  She insisted that she was not motivated by any potential inheritance but by a desire to know who she was. “It’s about my identity, and nothing else,” said Ms Abel, adding that the first thing she would do if the test came out positive was change her name. But then, she acknowledged, “probably I am going to ask for what is mine”. The fortune teller, who for eight years hosted a tarot card reading show on local television, claimed that the visionary Dalí was the source of her powers. “I have had this gift since I was little, and where else can it come from? It can’t be from anyone else but him.” Ms Abel said she believed the artist knew she was his child, relating an encounter told to her by her mother Antonia, who has given her blessing to the paternity suit. Her mother was pushing her in a pram when the pair ran into Dalí; he allegedly patted her head and remarked “So this is my daughter Pilar, eh?”. Ms Abel had crossed paths with him again as a teenager, and the pair had exchanged “looks that were more than looks”, she said. Shrugging off suggestions of an unseemly spectacle, the fortune teller said she was happy to have put Dalí back in the news. “It is what I wanted, to lift him up again. He deserves it. A great genius, a great person, and a great painter.”



Scaramucci Hints at How He'll Deal With Trump's Tweets Click Here to Open in a New Window

Scaramucci Hints at How He'll Deal With Trump's TweetsAnthony Scaramucci, the new White House Communications Director, answers a question from NBC News' Hallie Jackson about getting the White House back on track.



SitRep: Trump Pulls CIA From Syria, Russia Cheers; Trump Downplays Afghan Strategy Click Here to Open in a New Window

SitRep: Trump Pulls CIA From Syria, Russia Cheers; Trump Downplays Afghan StrategyWith Adam Rawnsley CIA pulling up stakes in Syria. President Trump has reportedly decided to scrap a long-running CIA program that armed and trained Syrian rebels, the Washington Post reports: “Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad program as ...



Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer Click Here to Open in a New Window

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officerMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.



Hawaii wants to avoid being caught unawares when North Korea decides to launch a nuclear missile strike, begins preparations Click Here to Open in a New Window
HAWAII, U.S. - The state of Hawaii, often considered to be a laid-back holiday spot for tourists, is now proactively formulating a plan to deal with a possible North Korean missile attack.Th
LG's fleet of robots will help travelers at Seoul airport Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - The rise of robots hasnt exactly gone smoothly, but companies are determined to get it right. On July 21, LG announced that its deploying a fleet of robots at Incheon International
George Clooney, Guillermo Del Toro new films to premiere at Venice Fest Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - George Clooneys Suburbicon, Guillermo Del Toros The Shape of Water, Stephen Frears Victoria and Abdul, and Paolo Virzis Ella and John, starring Helen Mirren and Donald Su
AVX to acquire transportation, sensing, control Division of TT Electronics Click Here to Open in a New Window
Tokyo [Japan], July 22 (ANI): AVX Corporation signed a definitive agreement to acquire the transportation, sensing and control division (hereinafter called TS C), from the UK company, TT Electronics
Kyocera roped into Virtual Power Plant test project Click Here to Open in a New Window
Tokyo [Japan], July 22 (ANI): Kyocera Corporation announced that it has been registered with the Sustainable open Innovation Initiative (SII) as a resource aggregator for a new program to help control
'Death Note' brings gritty footage to Comic-Con Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Fans got a closer look at the origins of Death Note Thursday, July 20 at San Diego Comic-Con, and were reassured the film would break the curse of Manga-to-film adaptations, The Holl
Healthy lifestyle could add seven years to life expectancy Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - People who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years longer than the general population, and to spend most of these extra years in go
United States Army train with multinational partners during Pacific Pathways Click Here to Open in a New Window
Australia is not for the faint of heart. Scorpions, snakes, and spiders lurk in the Australian Outback; treacherous terrain crisscrosses the northeastern countryside; extreme temperature shifts can
Keisuke Honda mania arrives in Pachuca as next phase of grand project takes shape Click Here to Open in a New Window
PACHUCA, Mexico -- It wasn't a typical day in the town of approximately 256,584 inhabitants. Early in the morning Tuesday, Pachuca's training grounds located at the University of Football
Albirex win fourth Singapore League Cup after Warriors miss penalty Click Here to Open in a New Window
Albirex Niigata (S) took advantage of a missed penalty to become the first four-time champions of the Singapore League Cup after toiling to a 1-0 extra-time triumph over Warriors FC in Friday'
Face of Defense: Childhood Friends Become Marine Corps Brothers Click Here to Open in a New Window
OKINAWA, Japan, July 21, 2017 - The Marine Corps is known as the worlds finest fighting force and for recruiting some of the most motivated individuals in the world. Recruits come from all aspects
Miguel Herreras return to Club America and Keisuke Hondas impact among Apertura 2017 talking points Click Here to Open in a New Window
It's been a hectic summer for the Mexican national team, which on Thursday will play its 15th game in the last 54 days, but as the Gold Cup reaches its crescendo, Liga MX's Apertura is se


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910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.

1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.

1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.

1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan

1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.

1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan


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