Iran has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal with six world powers last year, according to a monthly U.N. nuclear watchdog update obtained by Reuters on Sunday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) showed that Iran had met the terms of the six-month agreement, which had been due to expire on July 20 but which will be extended with some adjustments, after Iran and the six powers failed to meet Sunday's deadline for a comprehensive agreement to end the decade-old nuclear dispute.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation official in San Antonio said investigators have uncovered two similar fraud schemes targeting family members of the children who are living illegally in the United States. "One fraud scheme involved individuals who claimed to be representing a charitable or non profit organization, which they claimed assists in processing and reuniting the children with their families," said Special Agent Michelle Lee. Another scheme used what Lee described as "caller I.D. spoofing" to make it appear that the calls were coming from a San Antonio business, which she didn't name, in an attempt to lend credibility to the scheme. Lee said the callers requested payments from the families of the young immigrants ranging from $300 to several thousand dollars, claiming the money was for travel expenses. The United States in recent months has been facing a surge of unaccompanied children arriving from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, with some 90,000 expected to have arrived over the year by the end of September, according to White House estimates.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed scores of Palestinians, forced thousands to flee and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.
Rory McIlroy had seen his overnight lead slashed to just two shots as he entered the back nine during an absorbing final round at the British Open on Sunday at Hoylake. Spaniard Sergio Garcia nailed three front nine birdies and an eagle at 10 to pile the pressure on the Northern Irishman, who was trying to keep the lid on his round after an opening hole birdie was followed by back-to-back bogeys at five and six. American Rickie Fowler was also within touching distance on 11 under, five back after beginning the day as McIlroy's closest pursuer. Sweden's Robert Karlsson eagled the par five 10th to move alongside Fowler who was having a steady round with one birdie against no front nine bogeys.
US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" Sunday that Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels were behind the downing of a Malaysian jet hit by weapons obtained from Russia. "It's pretty clear that this is a system that was transferred from Russia in the hands of separatists," Kerry told CNN as he blitzed the Sunday television talk shows. The top US diplomat also slammed "grotesque" scenes at the crash site where he said rebels were hampering the investigation and the proper removal of the bodies. International monitors said Sunday that pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine had loaded scores of bodies from the crash site into train cars.