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 2 yrs | IAEA chief says secret side deal with Iran ‘does not compromise safeguards standards’

              Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says its confidential side deal with Iran is "technically sound and consistent with our long-established practices," responding to Wednesday's report from the Associated Press that said Tehran would be allowed to use its own inspectors to inspect the Parchin nuclear site. Parchin has been at the center of allegations regarding Iran's nuclear program.   

  Iran        97 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Danny becomes a hurricane as it takes aim at Caribbean countries

              Tropical Storm Danny has strengthened into a category one hurricane in the east-central tropical Atlantic with maximum sustained winds near 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports. The storm, which is currently about 1,090 miles (1,755 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands, is expected to maintain hurricane-strength as it moves towards Caribbean countries.   

  Atlantic Ocean        44 UPDATES



 2 yrs | July was Earth’s warmest month ever recorded - NOAA

              Global temperatures were at an average of 16.61 degrees Celsius (61.86 degrees Fahrenheit) during the month of July, making it the warmest month ever recorded since record-keeping began in January 1880, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Many countries and the world's oceans experienced abnormally hot temperatures in July, putting 2015 on track to become the warmest year ever recorded.   

  United States        10 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Former U.S. President Carter says cancer has spread to his brain, will undergo radiation treatment

              Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says doctors found four spots of melanoma on his brain after his recent liver surgery, and he will undergo his first radiation treatment this afternoon. Speaking at a press conference in Atlanta, the 90-year-old former president said approximately 10 percent of his liver had been removed during the surgery and doctors believe the tumor there is now gone, but fear the caner is "likely" to appear in other parts of his body. Carter, who said he would do whatever doctors tell him to extend his life as long as possible, said he plans to undergo radiation treatment for times, once every three weeks.   

  Atlanta, GA        14 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Planes carrying skydivers collide over Slovakia, killing 7

              Seven people have been killed after two planes carrying dozens of skydivers collided over northwestern Slovakia, but most of those on board managed to jump to safety. The accident happened at about 9:23 a.m. local time on Thursday when two Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft collided in mid-air near Červený Kameň, a village in the Trenčín region of northwestern Slovakia, causing the planes to crash in a mountainous and forested area.   

  Červený Kameň, Slovakia        166 UPDATES


 2 yrs | 37 rescued after boat carrying French tourists sinks off Egypt

              Nearly 40 people have been rescued, most of them French tourists, after their boat sank on the Red Sea off Egypt. The accident happened on Thursday morning after the tourist boat sailed from Port Ghaleb with 27 French tourists and 10 Egyptian crew members on board, the Daily News Egypt newspaper reports. The vessel hit coral reefs off the town of Marsa Allam and began to sink, but a quick rescue operation meant that everyone was rescued safely. Other details were not immediately available, but there were no reports of injuries.   

  Marsa Alam, Egypt     



 2 yrs | N. Korea threatens military action if South does not end propaganda within 48 hours

              North Korea is warning South Korea that it will take military action if the South does not halt its anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts along their shared border within 48 hours. The warning was delivered in a letter delivered to the South at around 5 p.m. local time, about one hour after North Korea fired a shell towards a South Korean loudspeaker that had been broadcasting propaganda, prompting South Korea to respond with tens of artillery rounds. "The North side threatened to start military action if the South does not stop its anti-Pyongyang psychological broadcasting and remove all the facilities in 48 hours from 5:00 p.m.," the South's defense ministry said in a statement, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency.   

  North Korea        25 UPDATES



 2 yrs | 3 firefighters killed battling Washington state wildfire

              Three firefighters have been killed and four others have been injured while battling the Twisp fire in Washington state, says Governor Jay Inslee. "My heart breaks over the loss of life. I know all Washington joins me and (wife) Trudi in sending our prayers to the families of these brave firefighters," he said. The governor has also sent a letter to President Barack Obama, requesting a federal emergency declaration to provide the state with additional resources to cover some of the costs. More than 50 homes have been destroyed by wildfires in Washington and more than 235,000 acres of land has been burned. [statements, letter attached]   

  Washington        3 UPDATES



 2 yrs | St. Louis police officer kills armed suspect, protesters gather

              A suspect has been shot and killed in north St. Louis after allegedly pointing a gun at officers. It happened in the front yard of a multifamily residence in the 1200 block of Walton Avenue when officers were attempting to serve a warrant. Two suspects attempted to flee the scene during which one of them pointed a gun at an officer, prompting the officer to open fire, said Sam Dotson, the chief of the Metropolitan Police Department. A St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist reported seeing a woman in handcuffs at the scene, but it is unclear if she was the second suspect. The newspaper said about 50 people gathered at the scene after the shooting, including about a dozen people who were holding signs that read: "We must stop killing each other."   

  St. Louis, MO     



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