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Trump attends Bastille Day parade in Paris

President Donald Trump was in Paris to watch the Bastille Day Parade early Thursday. The president is attending the event as the guest of French President Emmanuel Macron, NBC News reported.

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This year’s parade has dual meaning for France and the United States. The storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789, sparked the beginning of the French Revolution. The United States, meanwhile, is marking the 100th anniversary of its entry into World War I. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on April, 2, 1917. The declaration became official four days later when both houses approved the measure.

Trump and Macron watched as U.S. and French troops marched down the Champs Elysée in western Paris. Some 190 troops from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force participated in the parade, along with thousands of French troops, NBC News reported.

The troops included members of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, which was founded in 1917.

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Australian flyer checks in single can of beer as luggage

A beer-loving Australia man decided to pack light on a recent flight across the country, checking in only a single can of beer as his luggage and rejoicing when it arrived, wrapped in a baggage tag, at his destination four hours later.

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The man, identified in multiple reports as Dean Stinson, checked in a can of Emu Export Lager while catching a Qantas Airways flight out of Melbourne after scheming with a friend who works at an airport, according to AFP.

He found the can unopened, circling around the baggage carousel, four hours later when he landed at Perth Airport.

Stinson told Unilad that he knew the can must have made it when he got off his flight and saw multiple people with their phones out around the baggage carousel.

“Sure enough, there she was, alone on the carousel, proudly making her way around,” he told the viral news site. “It was perfection. I half expected to find it empty.”

Stinson shared a photo of the beer on Facebook, writing that "not all emus are flightless."

Although Stinson’s prank was successful, airline officials told BBC News that they hope other passengers don’t follow his lead.

"This guy's done it and he's won the internet for the day, so we're happy to move on," a Qantas spokesman told BBC.

Woman, 21, splashed with acid on birthday; alleged attacker turns himself in

In a series of tweets, Resham Khan, 21, explained on Twitter that she was driving through East London on her 21st birthday June 21 when she said “a man threw acid through (her) window” at a traffic light.

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“The pain was excruciating, I was struggling to close the window. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me. We stripped off in the middle of the road, running around screaming and begging for water,” she wrote. She was driving with her 37-year-old cousin, who was put in an induced coma for an operation, The Sun reported. Khan and her cousin, Jameel Muhktar, both suffered “life-changing” injuries, including severe burns to their faces and bodies, BBC reported

“I'm devastated. I keep wondering if my life will ever be the same,” Khan said, according to The Independent.

Muhktar said he is “emotionally wrecked” and “in continuous pain.”

Khan posted a photo on Twitter of her and Muhktar hours before the attack.

A few days after the horrific accident, a classmate set up a GoFundMe page to “provide additional support.” The page, which has raised over $71,000, shows photos of Khan’s burned face and body after the attack. Khan, who had been studying abroad in Cyrpus, had only been back in England for a few days when the attack occurred.

The man believed to be responsible for the attack turned himself in to authorities. According to the The Sun, 24-year-old Josh Tomlin was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. Police had been searching for Tomlin for three weeks, and an investigation is continuing.

Tomlin was charged Tuesday with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Mexican woman dangling above U.S. soil abandoned by smugglers, officials say

A 37-year-old Mexican woman was found Saturday dangling from the border fence that separates the U.S. from Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, according to officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Agents patrolling the border said they spotted the woman as two smugglers tried to lower her to U.S. soil using a harness and hoist rope, authorities said. When authorities approached the trio, officials said the smugglers abandoned the woman.

The woman attempted to climb back over the fence and into Mexico as agents approached, but she was unable to do so, authorities said.

When agents arrived at the border fence, they said they found the woman suspended about 15 feet from the ground. The Nogales Fire Department was called to get the woman down.

She was not injured, Customs and Border Protection officials said. Authorities said she was being processed for immigration violations after the incident.

WATCH: Trump stops to pick up Marine's hat after wind blows it away – twice

A lighthearted moment between President Donald Trump and a Marine is going viral.

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While preparing to board Marine One on Saturday, a Marine standing guard at the entrance of the helicopter had his hat blown off by the wind. Trump retrieved the hat, placed it back on the Marine’s head and patted him on the arm.

Only it happened again.

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The Marine, obviously bound to his stationary position, could do nothing about his renegade hat. But don’t worry – the president again retrieved the young Marine’s headgear. This time, Trump handed the hat to the military officer who was escorting him to Marine One, who then handed the hat back to the Marine.

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“This was kind of a light moment, we just wanted to play it for you, provide a little, a little relief as we’ve covered all the serious news,” a CNN anchor said.

“He’s trying to right the ship here, help out the Marine who’s standing alongside, apparently cannot move from his current position.”

Trump was returning to Washington, D.C., from the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, where he met with Russia president Vladimir Putin, who denied that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Ivanka Trump sits in for father at G-20 meeting, sparking criticism

President Donald Trump spent the later half of the week rubbing elbows at the G-20 summit, which brought together all the most powerful people in the world.

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At the event, held in Germany, leaders from the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China were all in attendance. The event even included a highly-anticipated meeting between Vladimir Putin and Trump. The two men held a closed meeting, making headlines worldwide.

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At one meeting in the summit, Trump had to step out, and his daughter, Ivanka, took his place. The first daughter was on the trip with her husband, Jared Kushner, who also works in the Trump White House. Both Ivanka Trump and Kushner are unpaid senior advisers.

A senior White House official dismissed the idea that the move was inappropriate, telling CNN, “Ivanka was sitting in the back and then briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out, and the president of the World Bank started talking as the topic involved areas such as African development.”

Unsurprisingly, a number of left-leaning pundits found the incident disturbing. CNN contributor Brian Fallon tweeted sarcastically, “I’m sure Republicans would have taken it in stride if Chelsea Clinton was deputized to perform head of state duties.”

New York Times columnist Charles Blow was even franker:

Jonah Green of Reuters declared, “Today is the day that Ivanka Trump finally became president.”

CNN’s Ana Navarro, a Republican critic of Trump, joked on Twitter, “Given choice b/w Pres. Donald or Pres. Ivanka, I’d take her. After all, she’s smart and eloquent and knows how to make champagne popsicles.”

US plans to test THAAD missile defenses 

The United States is expected to test its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate range ballistic missile in the next few days, Reuters reported Friday.

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The test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile, designed to shoot down medium and intermediate range missiles, has been planned for months, Reuters reported. The test takes on greater significance after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this week.

The THAAD interceptors will be fired from Alaska, Reuters reported.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency confirmed to Reuters that it planned a THAAD test “in early July.”

MDA spokesman Chris Johnson said the THAAD weapon system at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak, Alaska, would “detect, track and engage a target with a THAAD interceptor.”

Burglar proposed with wedding ring stolen from 91-year-old

This is not the way to go about proposing to your girlfriend.

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A man in Great Britain robbed a 91-year old woman of her jewelry and then used her stolen wedding ring for a marriage proposal. Steven Reid, 38, was arrested and was sentenced this week for the theft.

In a news release, the West Midlands Police said Saturday that Reid and an accomplice broke into the woman’s home on Dec. 19, 2016. After stealing a gold wedding ring, Reed used it to propose to a woman on Christmas Eve. His proposal backfired when the woman saw a police appeal to help trace the stolen jewelry and contacted authorities.

Reid’s accomplice, Jerome Jones, was caught on camera the day after the burglary attempting to sell the stolen jewelry, which included a signet ring, watch and bracelet that belonged to the 91-year-old’s late husband.

Reid received a four-year, nine-month sentence at Birmingham Crown Court for burglary, according to the news release. Jones was sentenced to four years, three months in jail.

“The victim was unhurt but this was clearly a shocking ordeal for her,” West Midlands Police Detective Sgt. Tom Lyons said in the release. “She was awoken by a security light being activated and footsteps on the stairs … and moments later they burst into her bedroom.

“She was told to stay in bed while they ransacked her home. The lady was clearly elderly and vulnerable -- and for Reid and Jones to prey on her vulnerability is despicable.”

Since the woman receiving the marriage proposal and ring contacted police, it is doubtful that she accepted Reid’s overtures.

Ex-martial arts star wins election as Mongolia's president

Former martial arts star Khaltmaa Battulga won Mongolia’s presidential run-off election on Saturday, Reuters reported.

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Battulga, 54, a member of the Democratic Party, won with 50.6 percent of the vote as 60.9 of Mongolia’s voters went to the poll, according to data from the General Election Commission. Battulga was running against parliament speaker Miyeegombo Enkhbold of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party, who drew 41.2 percent of the vote.

Election officials are waiting on a final count of votes from abroad, Reuters reported.

The run-off was scheduled after a June 26 vote failed to produce an outright winner, Reuters reported.

Battulga was a member of the Mongolian national wrestling team from 1979 to 1990. He won the World Cup championship in his weight class in 1989. He served as chairman of the Mongolian Judo Federation in 2006.

Battulga’s businesses include a hotel, a Genghis Khan-themed amusement park, and food companies, Reuters reported.

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