Iran says that it is ‘ready to fire missiles at U.S. bases;’ WikiLeaks has data from 2.4 million Syrian government e-mails; and 3 children drown in the Iowa River after 4th of July celebrations. Meanwhile, Steve Nash goes to the LA Lakers, and Jena Malone will play Johanna Mason in the Hunger Games sequel.
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Iran ‘ready to fire missiles at US bases,’ http://bit.ly/NCNZqe
A commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said that the country is “ready to fire missiles” at U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf within minutes of an attack on Iran. In response to increased U.S. military presence, missiles have been aimed at 35 U.S. military bases in the Middle East and Israel. This announcement comes after the Revolutionary Guard participated in a three-day war game exercise called Great Prophet Seven, which Iranian officials claimed was to show defiance against western pressure, especially the oil sanctions that went into effect this week.
WikiLeaks has data from 2.4 million Syrian emails, http://lat.ms/OtTzQD
WikiLeaks announced today that it will publish 2.4 million Syrian government emails. An official said that the emails, covering August 2006 through March 2012, show a relationship between Assad’s government and Western companies. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that both Syria and the people in the emails will find the document dump “embarrassing.” The source of the emails remains undisclosed.
Six arrested in London anti-terror operation, http://bbc.in/LzIJ8e
Scotland Yard has arrested five men and one woman, all between the ages of 18 and 30, who are suspected of terrorism in London. This is just one of several cases of arrests over the last few months on terror-related suspicions or incidents. London’s Metropolitan Police are concerned about potential acts of terrorism ahead of the Olympic Games. The group apprehended is not believed to have been involved with any plans related to the summer event.
3 Children, Ages 7 to 9, Found Dead in Iowa River, http://abcn.ws/OtXRHD
Three children were found dead in the Iowa River last night after apparently drowning during Independence Day celebrations. Police searched for the two girls, ages 7 and 9, and one boy, age 7, after they were separated from the rest of the children swimming in the river. Though the river is relatively shallow from the recent draught, the Marshalltown, Iowa Police Chief said there are still parts of the water that are over 12 feet deep. Another child drowned in the Iowa River last month.
Lakers to acquire Steve Nash in sign-and-trade deal with the Suns, http://lat.ms/PdQzJm
Frank Ocean reveals he’s gay, http://bit.ly/LVZby9
Lifeguard Fired in Florida for Saving a Life, http://bit.ly/NazZrq
Jena Malone to play Johanna Mason in ‘Catching Fire,’ http://bit.ly/NCTPIk
Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy Expecting First Child, http://bit.ly/MLBMF4