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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Iran’s detention of 10 U.S. sailors in January was preventable and resulted from bad leadership, poor training, bad planning and little oversight of the sailors during their deployment, the Navy has determined in a report unveiled Thursday.

Iran was also faulted by the report for having violated international law by seizing the sailors and their boats after they had strayed into Iranian waters and for taking photos and videos of them while being detained. A total of nine sailors, including six officers and three enlisted sailors, will face administrative punishments for their role in the incident.

In a measure of the importance the Navy placed on the investigation into the Jan. 12 incident, the comprehensive report was released at a Pentagon news conference Thursday by the Navy’s top admiral, Adm. John Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations.

The incident and the faults it highlighted would become a case study to prevent future incidents, Richardson said.

"We conduct these investigations to learn what we can in order to prevent similar events from occurring, and where necessary to hold our people accountable where they failed to follow procedures and meet expectations," he said.

On Jan. 12, 10 sailors aboard two Riverine boats were traveling 259 miles across the Persian Gulf from their base in Kuwait to the U.S. Naval base in Bahrain. Designed for shallow water and harbor protection, the 50 foot vessels were undertaking the voyage to accommodate what was supposedly a time-critical replacement of another boat for an upcoming mission.

The long distance was one that the crews had not trained or planned well for, and they had expressed reservations about the voyage, according to the report. The boats had never traveled that same route to Kuwait since they had been transported as cargo aboard a larger vessel. Iranian interrogators did not believe that the U.S. Navy would send such small boats on such a long trip.

Richardson stressed to reporters Thursday that Iran broke international law by seizing the sailors after their two Riverine craft had strayed into Iranian waters 1.5 nautical miles off of Iran’s Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf.

The report also found that Iran violated the sailors' “sovereign immunity” by searching their boats and for taking photos and videos of the crew while they were detained for 16 hours.

"Those boats and crew members had every right to be where they were that day," Richardson said, because innocent passage through territorial waters for brief periods is recognized internationally.

Their 16-hour detention by Iran came at a critical time in U.S.-Iranian relations with the near-implementation of the nuclear deal designed to restrict Iran's nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions.

The report found that the lieutenant in charge of the mission did not conduct a mission briefing, had not used updated navigation charts in crafting a planned route, and had not shared with operations centers the information that would have kept track of the boats' movements through the Gulf.

The long trip to Bahrain got off to a bad start even before it began as crews were up the night before trying to resolve maintenance issues on one of the boats.

A four-hour delay in the original departure time forced a change to a more direct route that took them past Farsi Island, which the crew and officer misidentified as being part of Saudi Arabia.

The vessels had already strayed into Iranian territorial waters off the island when the engine broke down on the boat that required maintenance work the night before. Impromptu repairs were carried out as both boats sat idle about 1.5 nautical miles off the island's main harbor. Just as the repairs were completed, two small boats manned by personnel from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard approached the Riverine vessels and uncovered their 50-caliber machine guns and pointed AK-47’s at the crew.

They soon detained the 10 sailors on their boats with their hands above their heads, an image captured on video that later sparked outrage from American officials.

A total of nine officers and sailors will receive administrative punishments for their role in the incident that could likely end the careers of the officers. The two commanders in charge of the sailors' units stateside and during their deployment were removed from command prior to the report's release for a loss of confidence.

Other senior leaders were cited for inadequate training and supervision of the Riverine unit based in Kuwait, poor monitoring of the long trip from Kuwait to Bahrain and slow responses when the circumstances of the detention became clear.

The report noted that morale in the Riverine unit was low as crew members were tired from repeated lengthy open-water missions designed to project an American presence in the northern Persian Gulf. And in a foreshadowing of what would happen on Jan. 12, the unit skipped holding pre-mission briefings and maintenance work was not completed.

Three enlisted sailors and the lieutenant in command of the boats will receive administrative action for their actions during and prior to the incident.

At one point during the detention, Iran released a video that included an on-camera apology from the lieutenant in charge of the two boats, which raised questions about the "code of conduct" service members are supposed to follow when detained by a foreign power.

“The specific item that was of concern was the potential to make statements that would harm or be disloyal to the United States," Richardson said.

One of the sailors was faulted for disobeying an order to speed past two Iranian boats that were blocking its path. Another sailor provided the Iranians with his computer password as well as details about his boat’s capabilities.

One bright spot in the report was the performance of the lone female sailor among the detained sailors who was complimented for having made a video recording of the encounter at sea with her smartphone and for having surreptitiously activated an emergency beacon aboard her boat while she was detained.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) — The three attackers who struck Istanbul's international airport Tuesday were from Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, the Turkish prime minister's office confirmed to ABC News.

A Turkish official said the Russian attacker was from the country's restive Dagestan region, the epicenter of an Islamic insurgency against the Russian state.

Meanwhile, 13 arrests were made in Istanbul after a series of overnight anti-terror raids, according to Turkey's Ministry of the Interior. Of those arrested, three were foreign nationals. Their nationalities were not identified.

The overnight operation consisted of 16 raids at different addresses in Istanbul, the ministry said. State-run media reported the addresses were in the city's Pendik, Basaksehir and Sultanbeyli neighborhoods.

The raids follow Tuesday's deadly attack at the city's Ataturk airport, which left 43 dead, including the three attackers who blew themselves up after opening fire, the ministry said. It was unclear whether the raids were directly linked to the attack.

The attack also left 238 people wounded. As of Thursday, 144 injured victims have been discharged from the hospital and 94 remain under treatment. The bodies of 33 people who lost their lives in the deadly attack have been handed over to their relatives, according to Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, carried out by three individuals, but Turkey's interior minister has said "all findings show it’s ISIS." And CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday the attack "bears the hallmarks" of ISIS’ "depravity."

In other ISIS-related developments, senior Defense officials confirmed to ABC News that as many as 250 ISIS fighters were killed in Iraq in airstrikes south of Fallujah Wednesday. Forty vehicles were also destroyed in the airstrikes.

One of the officials said "we’re still assessing the strikes and gathering details" but the figure of 250 killed is "consistent with our early assessments."

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iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman president of Chechnya, will host his own Russian equivalent of The Apprentice to help him find an assistant.

Live -- The Team will be broadcast on Russia’s main state TV channel starting Thursday. The show resembles the U.S. series that starred Donald Trump prior to his run for president, but offers contestants the chance to win a job working alongside the Chechen leader accused of human rights abuses.

According to a program description from Russia’s Channel 1, anyone can apply, after which Kadyrov will test whether they have what it takes to join his team.

Kadyrov rules Chechnya with an iron fist, entrusted with crushing a separatist insurgency in the Republic and running it as his personal fiefdom. International rights groups have accused him of overseeing widespread torture and using brutal tactics, including burning down opponents' homes. Chechen death squads involved in political assassinations abroad have been linked back to Kadyrov and his inner circle.

In a trailer for the show, Kadyrov says applicants should be “ready for anything.”

Contestants will have to pass a series of challenges, according to the program description, though they appear more extreme than those set by Trump in the U.S. equivalent. From the show's trailer, it seems tasks will range from military obstacle courses to parachute jumping with special forces units.

The program description says the winner will receive a post as the head of Chechnya’s Agency for Strategic Development. To enter, contestants should fill in an online form, explaining what ideas they have for Chechnya’s development and how they would help Kadyrov’s team.

Those wishing to have the chance to work with Kadyrov must show the ability to “fulfill on time and precisely tasks set them, the ability to overcome any obstacles and to bring to life the most interesting projects,” according to the program description.

Previous employees of Kadyrov have not always reported happy experiences. A former bodyguard of Kadyrov once accused his boss of personally torturing him, claiming Kadyrov laughed as he electrocuted him.

The show is the latest of Kadyrov’s elaborate media operations, which he has used to craft an image that blends Rambo machismo with religious piety and a veneration for Russian president Vladimir Putin. The Chechen president has a hugely popular Instagram account, on which he posts videos of himself cuddling cats, wrestling subordinates and firing machine guns into the air.

In a video posted on his Instagram account Thursday, Kadyrov was shown making kissing faces at a young deer.

Kadyrov is viewed as Putin’s personal henchman in Chechnya, tasked by the Russian president with maintaining calm in the Republic after two devastating wars with Russia since the fall of the U.S.S.R. The relative peace in Chechnya under Kadyrov has been bought with huge investment from Moscow and often brutal violence by the Chechen leader’s militias.

Despite his elaborate expressions of loyalty to Putin -- regularly wearing T-shirts with Putin’s face on them -- many Russians are unnerved by Kadyrov’s antics. With an army of thousands of heavily armed troops under his direct command and signs of his involvement in political assassinations in Moscow, they worry he may slip out of the Kremlin’s control.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- The attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul that left 43 people dead and hundreds more injured, could be used as a pretext to further an ongoing civil rights crackdown in the country, according to experts who spoke with ABC News.

Turkish officials reportedly imposed a media blackout in the wake of the attacks, and social media users in Turkey confirmed to ABC News that Facebook and Twitter were shut down in the aftermath of Tuesday's coordinated attack on the airport, a tactic that was described by one resident as "standard protocol" following incidents of terrorism.

The political dynamic in Turkey is a fragile one today, largely because of the leadership style of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Gönül Töl, the founding director of the Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies. Töl described Erdogan as an "autocrat" who came into power in 2002 on a wave of optimism among secularists and liberals, but seized greater control of the country in the years following 2011, when he was reelected for his third consecutive term.

According to Töl, citizens expected Erdogan to diminish an atmosphere of Islamic conservatism in the country. Early signs were positive, she said, as Erdogan strengthened ties with the European Union, and made efforts to recognize the country's long neglected Kurdish minority, who she estimates make up roughly 20 percent of the country.

But the 2011 election signaled the beginning of radical changes in Turkey that continue to define the country's political culture today.

Erdogan's party, AKP, grew in influence after the election, and the Turkish Army, considered by many to be a voice for secularism, declined in stature. Töl said that in addition to adopting a tone more associated with conservative Islamism, like the many controversial remarks he has made about women in recent years, Erdogan and his government have also taken greater control of Turkish media, virtually eliminating independent voices from public discourse in the country. Today, she said, Erdogan has cultivated a reputation for dictating the day's headlines directly to his media employees.

Social media platforms, naturally, are more difficult to control due to the profusion of different voices on them, so sites like Facebook and Twitter are frequently blocked in times of crisis, like after Tuesday's attack, or whenever the government wants to control the flow of information. Many Turkish citizens work around government censorship on social media through the use of VPN software, which enables them to access blocked websites by obscures the location of their IP address.

Another tactic that is employed, according to Töl, is the use of paid "trolls," who are hired to attack writers or social media voices that Erdogan's government considers to be too critical of his point of view. She said that she was a victim of paid-trolling attacks last month after an article she wrote for Foreign Affairs angered Turkish officials.

"After 2011, the true identity of Erdogan was revealed," she said.

Ege Seçkin, a senior political analyst for IHS in London, echoed many of Töl's points, and added that terrorist attacks increase the probability that such repressive tactics will be increased in measure.

"Like you have in the United States with policing terrorism," Seçkin told ABC News by phone, "there is a balance between liberty and security, and right now in Turkey, the balance is tilting to security."

Seçkin cited the evolution of the Gezi Park protests, a wave of liberal-minded demonstrations that initially began to contest the urban development plan of the Istanbul-based park in 2013, as an example of how anti-terror laws were being used to stifle critics of the Turkish government.

The protests, which resulted in bouts of civil unrest in Turkey, and remain a cultural touchstone for Turkish citizens in their efforts to oppose Erdogan, produced sporadic clashes between riot police and protesters that Seçkin explained has been used as a way for the government to dismiss any form of dissent out of hand as terrorism.

M.B., a Ph.D. student in Istanbul who spoke to ABC News under the condition that she remain anonymous as a way to protect her university from receiving backlash from the government, said she participated in the Gezi Park protests and has been active in protesting the government since. She called Erdogan's treatment of political dissenters "brutal" and said that despite his rhetoric condemning ISIS and ISIS-inspired attacks, he ultimately treated Islamic extremists more favorably than he did peaceful dissenters.

"Turkish security forces are brutal with peaceful protesters, and peaceful with ISIS brutes," she said in a phone interview.

M.B. described the political environment in Turkey as "worsening," with Turkish residents being caught between the violence of groups like ISIS and a government that uses that violence as a way of robbing them of free press and basic civil liberties.

"It feels like we're living in hell here," she said, referring to Tuesday's attack and its potential political aftermath. "And we haven't even hit rock bottom yet."

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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The battle for the United Kingdom's Conservative Party leadership has been transformed after former London Mayor Boris Johnson, who helped guide the U.K. out of the European Union, unexpectedly announced that he will not run for prime minister.

"My role will be to give every possible support to the next Conservative administration to make sure that we properly fulfil the mandate of the people that was delivered at the referendum," Johnson said in a speech today, "and to champion the agenda that I believe in, to stick up for the forgotten people of this country."

Johnson was at the forefront of the campaign in favor of “Brexit” and was widely expected to run for the party leadership.

British politicians Theresa May, Michael Gove, Stephen Crabb, Liam Fox and Andrea Leadsom have so far confirmed that they are running for party leadership to succeed to Prime Minister David Cameron, who said he will step down later this year after his failed efforts to keep the U.K. in the E.U.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Hundreds of ISIS militants were killed in a series of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes Wednesday that targeted two large vehicle convoys fleeing the western Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, according to U.S. officials.

Officials estimate that at least 250 ISIS fighters were killed in the airstrikes outside of Fallujah and that at least 175 vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes outside both of the cities.

Over the last two days, U.S. and Iraqi aircraft targeted the large convoys of ISIS fighters as they fled both cities, said Col. Chris Garver, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday night, "surveillance and intelligence reports identified one large group of Da'esh vehicles gathering in neighborhoods southwest of Fallujah, west of the Tofaha Bridge," Garver said. Da'esh is the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

After Iraqi Security Forces targeted the convoy of ISIS fighters, "Iraqi Air Force and Coalition airstrikes attacked the convoy throughout the night and into Wednesday morning," Garver said. "We estimate Coalition strikes destroyed approximately 55 Da'esh vehicles and we know the Iraqi Security Forces destroyed more."

Initial assessments were that at least 250 ISIS fighters were killed in the airstrike outside Fallujah, senior Defense Department officials said. "We’re still assessing the strikes and gathering details" but the number of fighters killed is "consistent with our early assessments," one of the officials said.

Later on Wednesday, another large vehicle convoy of ISIS fighters was detected east of Ramadi in the Albu Bali neighborhood. "When strikes from both Iraqi and Coalition air hit the convoy, the Da'esh fighters abandoned their vehicles and fled on foot," Garver said.

"We estimate Coalition strikes destroyed approximately 120 Da'esh vehicles," Garver said. "Again, we know the Iraqi Security Forces destroyed more."

Earlier Wednesday, Garver had said that Fallujah will soon be turned over to an Iraqi "holding force" of local police and Sunni tribesmen. Iraqi security forces began the offensive to retake the city in late May and were able to retake the city after a five week battle. Iraqi forces initially encountered significant ISIS resistance, but they made steady progress as they pushed out from the center of the city.

More than 100 airstrikes have been carried out near Fallujah since May 21, according to U.S. officials.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- Information pulled from EgyptAir Flight 804's data recorder suggests smoke may have been detected in a lavatory and the avionics bay in the moments before the doomed flight plunged into the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, the Egyptian government said Wednesday.

Some of the wreckage, recovered from the front section of the aircraft, showed signs of high temperature damage and soot, the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee reported.

Experts say the smoke alerts indicate that the plane, an Airbus A320 carrying 66 people from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International, likely suffered an electrical fire.

According to Egyptian investigators, preliminary data show that the flight data recorder abruptly cut off at an altitude of 37,000 feet.

Wednesday's information is consistent with data from the plane's ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System), leaked to The Aviation Herald late last month.

At the time, an A320 chief avionics mechanic for a major U.S. airline said that the ACARS data suggest that the window heater computer in the avionics compartment may have malfunctioned, which could have eventually led to a total electrical failure on the jet.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- A Turkish police officer who faced down and shot a machine gun-wielding terrorist moments before the attacker detonated a suicide bomb at Istanbul's Ataturk airport was hailed a hero by airline officials.

Chairman of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci visited the officer, identified as Yasin Durna, in the hospital today.

“This guy is a hero,” Ayci told members of the press after he visited Durna. “He stood by himself against the machine-gunned terrorist with his gun and took down the terrorist with the first shot.”

Durna was seriously injured in the attack, but he did not sustain any life-threatening injuries, Ayci said. During the gunfight, he didn't feel the bullets at first, Durna told Ayci. After shooting the terrorist down, Durna didn't realize the attacker had a suicide-bomb vest until he got closer, Ayci said.

"The terrorist was about to pull the trigger of the bomb at that moment, so he ran away immediately," Ayci said. "If he didn’t take him down, that could have been very terrible.”

The attack left 42 dead and 238 others injured, according to Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin. It is "highly possible" that the three attackers who carried out the deadly explosions were foreigners, Turkey's Interior Minister said Wednesday.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Interior Minister said "all findings show it's ISIS."

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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) --  U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced a plan to “drive appalling hate crimes” out of Britain in the wake of a spike in anti-immigrant sentiment that has rocked the country in the wake of last week's Brexit vote.

Cameron announced to Parliament Wednesday that additional funding for security measures would be provided in response to combat attacks against migrants workers. He urged all Members of Parliament to condemn such attacks, regardless of party affiliation.

Hate crimes rose 57 percent between last Thursday and Sunday in the U.K. compared to the same time frame last month, according to the National Police Chiefs' Council, an organization representing British police chiefs.

ABC News reported Tuesday on a video of a racist tirade that occurred on a Manchester tram that went viral in the U.K. because of the degree to which it captured the atmosphere of tension in the country, following the country's decision to leave the European Union last week.

The victim of the attack, Juan Jasso, is actually a Mexican-American who supports the Brexit vote, the New York Times reported.

And there are reports of other hate crimes in Britain.

.@UKLabour Party leader @jeremycorbyn at @posklondon: We as a society will prosecute those who committed #hatecrime. pic.twitter.com/DIyOYFdif9

— Polish Embassy UK (@PolishEmbassyUK) June 29, 2016

Wednesday, a man was arrested for posting extreme right-wing material online that was Islamophobic and anti-Semitic in nature, according to a report in the Telegraph.

And the U.K. paper the Evening Standard reported that an 8-year-old Polish girl was told to "f--- off back to Poland" by classmates three days after the vote, and people were using car keys to etch images of penises and swastikas onto the bodies of German cars that were parked near the Polish Social and Cultural Association building in Hammersmith, a district in west London.

Embattled opposition party leader Jeremy Corbyn echoed David Cameron's condemnation of the current atmosphere of anti-immigration while addressing the press today.

"We as a society will prosecute people who commit hate crimes," he said.

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Mehmet Ali Poyraz/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) — People in Turkey are mourning, the day after a terrorist attack at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul left 41 people dead and 239 others injured, according to Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, who said a trio of armed attackers arrived at the airport in a taxi and blew themselves up after opening fire, is convinced ISIS was behind the attack.

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday morning, "This attack once again revealed the dark face of terrorist organizations targeting innocent civilians. It is obvious that this attack does not aim to attain any results but merely aims to produce propaganda material against our country by shedding the blood of and causing pain for innocent civilians."

No Americans are on Turkish authorities' list of killed foreign nationals.

Thirteen foreigners were among the dead, Turkish officials said, including three dual Turkish citizens. Five of the foreign victims were from Saudi Arabia, and the others were from elsewhere in the Middle East and Asia, officials said.

Of the 239 injured, 109 have been discharged from the hospital, and 130 are still receiving treatment, officials said.

No U.S. military personnel are among the injured or killed, a defense official said.

After the attack, anxious friends and family members of the victims congregated at Istanbul's Bakirkoy Hospital, where the victims were taken.

While victims' loved ones descended on the hospital, Turkish officials scrambled to restart operations at the country's largest airport.

The airport resumed departures Wednesday at 2:20 a.m. local time.

Ataturk is the world's 11th-busiest airport, with 61.8 million passengers last year.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — In East London’s Romford, even residents originally from mainland Europe supported the Brexit campaign, revealing how anti-EU sentiment prevails in the traditionally working-class town.

“I voted to leave because it’s common sense,” said Iggy Rolesu, an Italian who has lived in the U.K. for 50 years. “Who is Brussels to tell me what to do in my own house?"

It is a common sentiment heard in the London borough of Havering, whose principal town is Romford.

Nearly 70 percent of residents in Havering voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in a nationwide referendum held on June 23.

The vote was at odds with London as a whole — where 59.9 percent voted in favor of remaining in the EU and only a handful of boroughs aside from Havering voted to leave — but in line with much of the rest of England.

And as in other areas that returned a solid “leave” vote, the main cause of concern among Brexiters appears to be immigration.

“A lot of people are worried about the impact of immigration on schooling and the NHS [National Health Service],” Ashley Conlan told ABC News.

Larrain Gibson said that “unlimited migration is just not sustainable on a tiny island as we live on. We’re too crowded already.”

The other main concerns were sovereignty and the economy, according to those interviewed by ABC News.

“There are a lot of problems in the U.K. at the moment, and a lot of money goes to the EU every week," James Brown said. “They say we get a lot of it back, but I don’t think we do. There’s nothing.”

The official “leave” campaign claimed that 350 million pounds a week ($467 million) could be saved by leaving the EU — a number widely rejected by economists and politicians on both sides. Before the referendum, Brexiters suggested that the money could be pumped into the National Health Service, but what seemed like a promise has since been reframed as merely an aspiration by leaders of the “leave” campaign.

Now, a few days after the results of the vote were announced, not all in Romford are convinced that the country made the right choice.

“I have a few slight misgivings,” Paul Fay said. “I think a few politicians made promises that I don’t think are going to be kept,” he said, referring to additional funds for the NHS.

“I don’t think that we were advised very well by politicians,” he said. "I think, on reflection, I may have voted to stay."

Romford’s member of Parliament, Andrew Rosindell, was among those urging residents to vote “leave.”

Some in the town fear that pro-Brexit sentiment could turn into something nastier.

Lucas Vinicenko, a Lithuanian who has been living in England for 10 years and works in Romford, said he was worried about a backlash against Eastern Europeans in the country.

“It doesn’t feel like Britain is going to be Britain anymore,” he said. “It feels like 1930s Germany. My mom is integrated, but she feels scared. She feels she has a label on her. This is not just going to be a concern for a week or month, but it will be a decade of unhappiness and being scared.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- British politicians experienced a weekly address in Parliament like no other, with a prime minister who is stepping down and an opposition leader whose own party is trying to force him out.

A majority of Labour Party members of Parliament (MPs) have backed a motion of no-confidence in their leader Jeremy Corbyn, but he is refusing to step down.

"For heaven's sake, man, go!" Prime Minister David Cameron said addressing the House of Commons.

Nominations for the Conservative Party leadership open Wednesday, with Boris Johnson and Theresa May expected to throw their hats in, as well as Stephen Crabb, Nicky Morgan and Jeremy Hunt.

"I was given lots of advice on becoming prime minister, one of them was not to go to a party with Silvio Berlusconi and that's one bit of advice I took and stuck to," Cameron joked.

MPs who campaigned for Brexit were booed in Parliament as one of their representatives tried to address the floor.

"We on the Leave side should recognize that although we won, it was a narrow mandate with plenty of decent, patriotic people voting for Remain," Douglas Carswell, a member of the U.K. Independence Party representing Clacton, managed to say after Speaker John Bercow intervened.

"The honourable gentleman will be heard and it's about us and this place that he will be heard," Bercow hammered.

Meanwhile, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon held a series of meetings in Brussels to lobby for Scotland to remain in the European Union.

Speaking ahead of a meeting with Sturgeon, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, said he would "listen" to her case.

"I will listen carefully to what the first minister will tell me, but we don’t have the intention -- neither [European Council President] Donald [Tusk] nor myself -- to interfere in the British process. That is not our duty and not my job," Juncker said.

Juncker also made clear that there can be "no single market a la carte" for the U.K. and that anyone wanting access to the EU's internal market had to adhere to strict criteria "without exception."

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U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Darby C. Dillon/Released(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. has accused Russia of intentionally interfering with its Navy operations.

New video released by Russia shows the moment that a Russian frigate and the U.S. Navy’s USS Gravely crossed paths in the eastern Mediterranean two weeks ago.

Russia’s defense ministry claimed the U.S. ship made a “dangerous approach” on its warship, saying it “grossly breached” international maritime laws. The ministry said the U.S. sailors were “allowing themselves to forget about the fundamental principles of safe sailing” and didn’t think about the potential consequences of their dangerous maneuver.

But U.S. officials told a very different version of events and they said the video is a clever piece of editing by the Russians.

U.S. officials stated that the USS Gravely was escorting the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman on June 17 when a Russian frigate approached it in an “unsafe and unprofessional” manner.

The officials said that when the incident began, the frigate was two nautical miles from the American destroyer and flying the international signal flags that indicate a ship is restricted in its ability to maneuver. But then, according to the officials, the Russian frigate contacted the U.S. destroyer by radio, repeatedly asking it to maintain a safe distance while at the same time allegedly maneuvering to get closer to the USS Gravely.

One official said the Russian ship would follow in and out of the American ship’s wake. As the destroyer changed course and speed, so did the Russian ship, which the officials said indicates that it was able to maneuver, counter to the signals the Russian ship was flying. They accused the Russian ship of intentionally displaying a false international signal.

Officials said that their assessment is that the Russian ship was trying to intentionally interfere with the aircraft carrier’s operations.

“We are following up on this incident through appropriate military discussion channels with the Russians,” Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a Defense Department spokesperson, told ABC News in a statement Tuesday.

This is far from the first time the U.S. and Russians have butted heads over military encounters.

In April, the Pentagon accused Russian aircraft of engaging in “unsafe and unprofessional” behavior on three separate occasions.

In one instance, a Russian fighter jet performed a barrel roll within 25 feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea. In another, a Russian jet buzzed a similar U.S. plane within 50 feet.

The first incident that month lasted over two days, with two Russian SU-25 fighter jets buzzing the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook more than 30 times.

Photo stills and video of the encounters released by U.S. European Command showed how low the Russian fighters were flying, with one pass coming within 30 feet of the destroyer.

After that encounter, a U.S. official told ABC News on April 13 that a further assessment was underway that could lead to a complaint filed by the Pentagon with the Russians.

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NASA/ESA/D. Elmegreen(NEW YORK) — The Hubble Space Telescope captured a celestial fireworks show in a miniature galaxy, coming just in time for the Fourth of July.

The galaxy, named Kiso 5639, is located 82 million light-years away from Earth. A photo released by NASA shows just how busy the "tadpole" galaxy is as a firestorm of newborn stars blaze out of one end of the galaxy, lighting up the cosmos.

Astronomers believe the spectacular light show may be caused by "intergalactic gas raining on one end of the galaxy as it drifts through space," according to a NASA statement.

"Galaxies rotate, and as Kiso 5639 continues to spin, another part of the galaxy may receive an infusion of new gas from this filament, instigating another round of star birth," Debra Elmegreen, a researcher from Vassar College, said in a NASA statement.

The photo comes as NASA announced this month it was extending Hubble's mission through 2021.

Hubble's incredible reach -- made possible by the fact that its sight was not impaired by the distortions created by the Earth's atmosphere -- has allowed astronomers to get closer looks at space phenomena like never before, watching stars and planets as they form, examining exoplanets and capturing the power of cosmic impacts.

Since its launch in 1990, Hubble has made more than 1.2 million observations and its findings have been published in more than 12,800 scientific papers, according to NASA data released last year, making it one of the most successful scientific instruments ever built.

Whizzing around Earth at 17,000 mph, Hubble has racked up more than 3 billion miles in flight, according to NASA.

Its incredible resolution has allowed the telescope to look at areas as far as 13.4 billion light years away from Earth -- in essence, peering back into a time when our universe first emerged from the Big Bang. The telescope is so precise that it is equivalent to someone shining a laser beam on a dime from 200 miles away, according to NASA.

Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, is set to launch in 2018.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The deadly attack in the Istanbul airport late Tuesday, suspected to be the work of the ISIS, comes as the terror group on Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of the declaration of its Islamic “caliphate,” or kingdom.

In that time the group has gone from obscurity, mocked by President Obama as a terrorist “jayvee team,” to the world’s most brutal terror network, responsible not only for thousands of deaths in the Middle East, but linked to hundreds of others in dozens of terror plots in the West.

ISIS currently controls thousands of square miles of territory in Iraq and Syria, though the U.S. military says they’ve been pushed out of huge swaths of land, especially in Iraq, since a high point in the late summer of 2014.

It was January of that year in a New Yorker profile that Obama made the “jayvee team” remark. Administration officials since have claimed it was not specifically about ISIS but about various extremist groups.

At the time, ISIS was not a household name. Even when the group declared its “caliphate” on June 29, 2014 in an audio message, relatively few in the West outside counter-terrorism circles took notice -- though the rare public appearance of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Mosul, Iraq a few days later raised some eyebrows.

But then in August, American journalist James Foley was murdered on camera by a black-clad ISIS fighter.

“No just God would stand for what they did yesterday or every single day,” Obama said the day after the gruesome video emerged in an address to the nation. “People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future’s won by those who build and not destroy. The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley.”

Videos showing the deaths of more American and British civilian hostages followed. The killer, by then dubbed Jihadi John, demanded the U.S.-led coalition stop its airstrikes against ISIS targets, but the airstrikes continued.

So far, the U.S. has spent $7.5 billion on operations dedicated to defeating ISIS in Iraq and Syria, including more than 12,000 airstrikes -- over 9,600 of them American, according to the Pentagon. One of the strikes killed Jihadi John last November, and recently Obama said the U.S.-led coalition has “taken out more than 120 top [ISIS] leaders and commanders.”

But as ISIS was bombarded in its own territory, it lashed out with operations abroad, using its own fighters for major operations, like the nightmarish assault on Paris that claimed 130 lives, or simply inspiring so-called homegrown terrorists, like the San Bernardino shooters in California, to kill on their own.

This March, the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee released a report saying that by the time of publication, some 270 people had died in 32 ISIS-linked terror attacks against the West, while more than 40 other “plots” had been disrupted. Since then, ISIS struck in Brussels, Belgium, killing 32 in an attack on an airport there. Earlier this month, a lone gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people before being gunned down by police. During the attack, officials said, the shooter declared allegiance to al-Baghdadi.

A little more than a year ago, Obama acknowledged that the fight against ISIS would “not be quick," either abroad or at home.

“This is a long-term campaign,” he said then. “[ISIS] is opportunistic and it is nimble… As with any military effort, there will be periods of progress, but there are also going to be some setbacks.”

“It's also true why, ultimately, in order for us to defeat terrorist groups like ISIL and al Qaeda it's going to also require us to discredit their ideology -- the twisted thinking that draws vulnerable people into their ranks. As I’ve said before -- and I know our military leaders agree -- this broader challenge of countering violent extremism is not simply a military effort. Ideologies are not defeated with guns; they’re defeated by better ideas -- a more attractive and more compelling vision,” he said.

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