Here are the 10 best-guided tours of Iceland for any kind of traveler, from family tours and horseback riding to thrilling ice cave tours and geysir trips.
NASA is preparing to launch a historic probe to "touch the sun" — which scientists hope will crack decades-long mysteries about our star — in early August.

The mission, called the Parker Solar Probe, will loop around the sun 24 times, flying within the star's million-degree atmosphere, called the corona.

The spacecraft's daunting flight plan isn't just a daring lark; it's a necessity to answer questions about the sun that have stumped scientists for decades. In some cases, their answers will affect our lives on Earth. But scientists are also taking advantage of convenient access to the s
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un to understand all stars by proxy.

Read more at: https://www.space.com/41246-parker-solar-probe-launching-next-month.html
The day after director James Gunn was dropped from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise over offensive old tweets, “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi has emerged as the fan favorite to replace Gunn on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.”

On Thursday, right wing Twitter personality Mike Cernovich started posting a series of Gunn’s old tweets, which Gunn soon deleted. Online sleuths subsequently dug up dozens of other old tweets, many from between 2008 and 2011.

Read more at: https://www.thewrap.com/taika-waititi-james-gunn-guardians-vol-3/
A new wave of salmonella infections has spread across 26 states, sickening 90 people — and this time the outbreak has been linked to contaminated raw turkey products, reports the Washington Post.
Twenty-nine passengers and 2 crew members were aboard a duck boat in Missouri when it capsized, killing 17 people.
Raptors President Masai Ujiri apolgoizes to DeMar DeRozan for "gap of miscommunication" regarding trade, thanks him for his contributions to Toronto.
Fall in sterling since the Brexit vote seen as a factor in rise to nearly 40m visits last year
If ever you wanted proof that Zack Snyder's absence has been felt in the DC Expanded Universe, the tone of 'Shazam!' and the sheer brightness from 'Aquaman' sho
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney Michael Cohen had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump.

New findings, published in the journal Astrobiology, suggest that large craters are the prime locations in which to find the building blocks of life on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

Titan is an icy expanse covered by organic molecules, with liquid methane lakes enshrouded by a thick, hazy atmosphere of nitrogen and methane that begs the question: why isn't there life on this strangely Earth-like world? Perhaps it is the balmy -179 degrees Celsius (-300 degrees Fahrenheit) temperature on the surface that would likely prevent any biochemical reactions from taking place. But is there any pla
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ce on Titan where there might be hope that biomolecules, such as amino acids, could form? One team wanted to find out.

Read more at: https://www.space.com/41228-where-search-signs-life-titan.html
Instagram's testing a couple of new options which will give users more control over who can see their content, both of which could have varying uses and benefits.

The first is a new way to remove followers from public accounts.

The option makes it a little easier to restrict certain users from seeing your Instagram content. Of course, if your posts are public they could still look you up, but it makes it more of an effort, and as users are not notified when they've been removed in this way, it'll likely result in them effectively being deleted from your audience.

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Tossing some chicken on the grill is an easy dinner solution just about any night of the week throughout the summer months. But once you've got that covered, how do you round things out in order to call it dinner? A simple side or two should do the job and satisfy the crowd. We gathered some of our most favorite recipes to serve alongside grilled chicken, all of which are no sweat to prepare. From flavor-packed salads to crisp and caramelized grilled vegetables, here are our 17 of our best.

Read more at: https://www.thekitchn.com/15-sides-perfect-for-grilled-chicken-245051
Two seemingly identical planets have very different life stories, scientists have realized.
Liverpool have made a fresh bid of £66.8m to sign Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson from Roma and are confident of agreeing a deal, according to Sky in Italy.
The BBC has copies of texts and voicemails revealing Qatar’s tortuous negotiations to free kidnapped royals.
France were in trouble despite leading against Croatia in the World Cup final but a couple of moments of genius from Pogba and Mbappe did the trick
On the eve of his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labeling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.
You don't have too long to wait to see how Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fares as a multiplayer-only game. Activision and Treyarch have outlined the schedule for beta tests, and it's clear that some gamers will have better access than others. The first tests kick off August 3rd at 1PM Eastern, when PS4 pre-orders will have exclusive access until this initial run ends on August 6th at the same time. Xbox One and PC customers will have to wait until August 10th at 1PM Eastern to have their turn, although you won't need a pre-order if you're patient -- an open PC beta starts one day later. This secon
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d round of testing ends August 13th at 1PM Eastern.

Read more at: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/14/call-of-duty-black-ops-4-beta-tests-begin-august-3rd/
Eden Hazard cast fresh doubt over his Chelsea future as the Belgium star appeared to confirm his interest in replacing Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
One of the British divers who helped rescue the Thai soccer team just confirmed what many suspected about Elon Musk's somewhat bizarre attempt at helping: It was never going to work.

In an interview with CNN, British diver Vern Unsworth called Musk's submarine "just a PR stunt" that "had absolutely no chance of working."

Read more at: https://mashable.com/2018/07/14/thailand-cave-rescue-diver-says-elon-musk-submarine-pr-stunt/?europe=true&utm_cid=hp-hh-pri#qrBK7SfqLaq2
A big-screen transfer for Downton Abbey has been rumoured for almost as long as the show has been on television. But on Friday the movie was confirmed, with creator Julian Fellowes scripting, The Book Thief’s Brian Percival to direct and Universal Studios to distribute.

Production will start later this summer, with a release next year likely. Plot details remain under wraps, but it is expected the action will pick up directly from the last season’s finale, which was set in 1926.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jul/13/downton-abbey-film-confirmed-to-shoot-this-summer-w
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Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake-news peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company’s r…
Real Madrid comfirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to join Italian club Juventus for a fee rumoured to be around 100M Euros. The Portuguese winger joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for a then world record 94M Euros. During these 9 years he scored 450 goals in 438 appearances and made 119 assists. He played a vital role in Real Madrid's 2 La Liga titles (2011-2012, 2016-2017), 4 UEFA Champions League (2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018), 3 FIFA Club World Cup (2014, 2016, 2017) and 2 Copa del Rey (2010-2011, 2013-2014). Individually he won 4 Ballon D'ors and 3 Golden Shoes.
Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene claims Sebastian Vettel "fought like a lion" to shrug off neck pain and win a memorable British GP.
It didn't take long for Mars to become a potentially habitable world, a new study suggests.

The planet-formation process generates a lot of heat, so rocky worlds such as Mars and Earth are covered by oceans of molten rock shortly after they form. Life as we know it cannot get a foothold until these oceans freeze into a crust — and this apparently happened quite early on the Red Planet, the new study reports.

Read more at: https://www.space.com/41068-mars-life-early-start-black-beauty-meteorite.html
Croatia won a penalty-kick shootout 4-3, cementing the nation's first berth in the World Cup semifinals since 1998 after a thrilling 2-2 draw. Domagoj Vida's 100th-minute header had Croatia leading in extra time, but Mario Fernandes's header in the 115th pulled Russia back level and forced penalty kicks as the two sides battled for a place in the semis.

Read more at: https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/07/07/russia-croatia-world-cup-goals-video-highlights-modric-mandzukic-golovin
At least 38 people die and many are missing after downpours in Hiroshima and other western areas.
As the day dawned across the U.S. on Friday, a new economic reality dawned with it: The tariffs long threatened against billions of dollars in Chinese goods took effect just at midnight ET while many Americans were sleeping — but Beijing was ready immediately with a wake-up call of its own.

The new trade regulations imposed by the Trump administration, which levy a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports to the U.S., have "violated [World Trade Organization] rules and launched the largest trade war in economic history to date," China's Ministry of Commerce declared in a st
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The Three Lions got the better of Colombia in their last-16 encounter through a penalty shootout, earning the praise of their royal family
Prince William has expressed his pride in the England team after they knocked Colombia out of the World Cup.

The Three Lions beat Los Cafeteros in the last 16 thanks to a 4-3 penalty shootout win after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw in Moscow on Tuesday.

A Harry Kane penalty gave England the lead in the second half and they looked certain to win until the dying seconds of normal time, when Yerry Mina headed in an equaliser.
A last-minute goal Nacer Chadli capped a remarkable fightback for Belgium as they dumped Japan out of the World Cup in thrilling, not to mention historic, fashion.
Government forces began an assault on rebel-held areas of Deraa and Quneitra provinces two weeks ago.
Lebron James agrees to sign a 4-year/$154M deal with Los Angeles Lakers.
While you're getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with red, white and blue, get ready to see a lot of red in the sky in July. Mars will be at its brightest since 2003, and some skywatchers will be treated to a lengthy lunar eclipse as well.

The Red Planet is just about to reach the part of its orbit called opposition, where it is exactly opposite the sun in Earth's sky. This year, it will also herald Earth's closest view of Mars in 15 years. Earth and Mars orbit the sun at different distances. Since Earth is closer to the sun, it orbits faster than Mars. Once every two years (or the
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reabouts), the sun, Earth and Mars create a straight line with respect to each other — the opposition.

Read more at: https://www.space.com/41053-mars-opposition-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-july-2018.html
Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay booked a quarter-final date with France and sent Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal home after a 2-1 win in Sochi.

Cavani opened the scoring just seven minutes into the keenly-fought contest when he finished off a stunning cross-field one-two with Luis Suarez.

Pepe equalised with a towering 55th-minute header but Cavani hit back with a stylish first-time strike (62) to send Oscar Tabarez's men through to the last eight for the first time since 2010.

Ronaldo, thwarted at set-pieces and restricted to potshots, struggled to inspire the European champions
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and bows out of the tournament on the same day as La Liga rival Lionel Messi, two headline acts whose World Cup time may be up.
Kylian Mbappe stars, Paul Pogba at his best and Lionel Messi misses out. We bring you the talking points from a World Cup thriller in Kazan...

France are through to the last eight of the World Cup after a 4-3 victory over Argentina, which swung in three different directions over an enthralling 90 minutes.

It's the end of the road for some in the Argentine set-up, but for France, the world stage brought out the best in Mbappe and co.
The last time a great white shark was spotted near Spain's Balearic Islands was in 1976.
LeBron James will not pick up his player option with the Cavaliers and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
At least five people were killed and several others were gravely injured during a shooting at the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, Thursday afternoon, local officials said. An unidentified suspect is in custody, Anne Arundel Sheriff Ron Bateman told Fox News.
An almost unprecedented failure to advance to the latter stages was greeted with mourning by the German press
When I think about VAR, I think about a chaotic 5-minute period in Australia's opening World Cup group match against France.

In the second half of the match: A tackle. On first glance an incredible piece of defending. Josh Risdon with a perfectly timed slide on a surging Antoine Griezmann. Risdon seemed to clip the ball, stopping what could have been a clear goal scoring opportunity for France. Happy times.

But no.

Enter the Video Assistant Referee, better known as VAR, a new system whereby four officials -- with the assistance of video footage from 33 different cameras -- communicate
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directly with the on-field referee. In this case, VAR overruled the decision. The verdict: Risdon's tackle was not a fair one. It appeared as though Risdon made contact with the ball, but he didn't. We were unsure if Risdon actually clipped Griezmann, but he did.

Risdon had committed a foul. France now had a penalty, which they promptly scored.

Read more at: https://www.cnet.com/news/world-cup-2018-var-better/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
Peter Strzok, the FBI agent whose anti-Trump texts have spawned months of conspiracy theories about deep state plots to take down the president, will finally tell lawmakers his side of the story on Wednesday.

The veteran counterintelligence agent who helped launched the FBI’s Russia probe in 2016 has become the bogeyman of the Trump universe, portrayed as the original witch hunter in the illegitimate investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials.

Trump regularly rants on Twitter about Strzok — labeling him a "hating fraud" on Monday — and Trump's attorney Rudy G
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iuliani has demanded that Strzok be jailed for his actions. On Capitol Hill, Trump's allies have insisted that Strzok — who was also central in the FBI's probe of Hillary Clinton's private email use — personally explain thousands of text messages uncovered by a DOJ watchdog that reveal a deep-seated animus against Trump.

Read more at: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/27/fbi-peter-strzok-house-committees-hearing-677160
A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage.

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld, 37, and Charles Keidan, 41, from London.

The court said the Civil Partnership Act 2004 - which only applies to same-sex couples - is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Ms Steinfeld said she hoped the government does the "right thing" and extends civil partnerships to all.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44627990
Twitter has announced a range of actions intended to bolster efforts to fight spam and “malicious automation” (aka bad bots) on its platform — including increased security measures around account verification and sign-up; running a historical audit to catch spammers who signed up when its systems were more lax; and taking a more proactive approach to identifying spam activity to reduce its ability to make an impact.

It says the new steps build on previously announced measures to fight abuse and trolls, and new policies on hateful conduct and violent extremism.

The company has also rece
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ntly been publicly seeking new technology and staff to fight spam and abuse.

All of which is attempting to turn around Twitter’s reputation for being awful at tackling abuse.

Read more at: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/27/twitter-puts-a-tighter-squeeze-on-spambots/
Argentina squeezed into the World Cup last 16 after Marcos Rojo's fine late volley gave them a 2-1 win over Nigeria in St Petersburg.

With Nigeria heading through in Group D with four minutes remaining, the Manchester United defender popped up to convert Mercado's cross and send Jorge Sampaoli's side through in dramatic fashion.
France topped Group C while Denmark secured qualification to the last 16 of the World Cup with a dour 0-0 draw on Tuesday.

With Peru beating Australia in the other final Group C game, neither side overexerted themselves in Nizhny Novgorod, with the crowd regularly jeering the pedestrian nature of play.

The result brought the first goalless draw of the tournament in the 37th game, and France will now play their last 16 game in Kazan on Saturday against the second-placed side in Group D.
The latest NSFW trailer for “The Predator” has been released and is just as violent as one would expect from the sci-fi thriller franchise.

In this two-and-a-half minute trailer, we get a tighter glimpse of the action, with a first look at the titular character, who looks just like the iconic beast that preyed on Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Shane Black back in the 1987 edition.

Read more at: https://www.thewrap.com/the-predator-trailer-shane-black-killer-action/
Archaeologists have uncovered six cases of cancer while studying the bodies of ancient Egyptians who were buried long ago in the Dakhleh Oasis. The finds include a toddler with leukemia, a mummified man in his 50s with rectal cancer and individuals with cancer possibly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).

The researchers found these cancer cases while examining the remains of 1,087 ancient Egyptians buried between 3,000 and 1,500 years ago.

Extrapolating from these cases, the researchers estimated that the lifetime cancer risk in the ancient Dakhleh Oasis was about 5 in 1,000, compared
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with 50 percent in modern Western societies, wrote El Molto and Dr. Peter Sheldrick in a paper published in a special cancer issue of the International Journal of Paleopathology. "Thus, the lifetime cancer risk in today's Western societies is 100 times greater than in ancient Dakhleh," they wrote.

Read more at: https://www.livescience.com/62908-ancient-egypt-cancer.html
Radja Nainggolan poses with Inter Milan shirt
Source: Official Instagram account of Inter

Inter Milan announced the signing of Belgian midfielder of As Roma Radja Nainggolan on a 4-year deal for a fee rumoured to be around 38 million euros. The 30 year-old midfielder joined AS Roma in 2014 and scored 33 goals in 203 appearances and helped them reach the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
The United Nations agencies for migration and refugees will present the European Union with a plan for “regional disembarkation platforms” around the Mediterranean where the bloc could hold migrants and decide whether to admit them.

The plan appears to have fairly broad support in an EU now bitterly split over immigration policy, although countries have yet to settle on the details.

Europe’s migration crisis, which peaked with the arrival of more than 1 million asylum seekers in 2015, has been tapering off with arrivals falling to the tens of thousands so far this year. But the issue has
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taken on new political urgency in recent weeks as anti-immigrant parties make their influence felt.

A new government in Italy is refusing to allow charities that rescue migrants at sea to dock ships on its shores, and migration policy has threatened to divide Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition in Germany.

EU leaders will hold a summit later this week to discuss more measures to curb arrival numbers, including by tightening external borders and giving more aid to countries from Turkey to Libya to help them prevent people from setting sail for Europe.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-disembarkation/u-n-to-present-plan-for-mediterranean-migrant-centers-for-eu-idUSKBN1JM1BK?il=0