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Corbyn faces Labour leadership challenge Corbyn faces Labour leadership challenge
- July 11, 2016

Eagle said Corbyn would have to get nominations from MPs if he wanted to stand again in a fresh contest. Some 129,726 people have joined the Labour Party since the referendum vote, bringing its total membership to in excess of half a million supporters, general secretary of the Labour Party Iain McNicol said. (more...)
Zakir Naik seeks support from Muslims on FB, Twitter against media trials
- July 11, 2016

He is among 16 banned Islamic scholars in Malaysia. The controversial Islamic preacher, who is now in Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage, has, however said he was against terrorism and the Islamic State, which had claimed the responsibility of the cafe siege in Dhaka . (more...)
Japan ruling bloc election win threatens regional stability
- July 11, 2016

Abe is also hoping that the coalition and a loose group of hawkish conservatives from smaller parties can grab a two-thirds majority in the upper house, which they already have in the lower chamber - thus giving him the strength to start amending the constitution. (more...)
IS warns of more attacks in Bangladesh in new video IS warns of more attacks in Bangladesh in new video
- July 11, 2016

It shattered the hopes by many around the world who hoped that this Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan , would be peaceful after a week of bloodshed in Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq. "They will go straight to hell", Masuod told AFP by phone. Though many past attacks, including the hostage-taking, have been claimed by the Islamic State group, Hasina's government has dismissed those claims as opportunistic, and says none of the attacks have been ... (more...)
UK Labour lawmaker says she is ready to challenge party leader Corbyn
- July 11, 2016

She also accused Mr Corbyn of refusing to engage fully with deputy leader Tom Watson to try to find a way out of the leadership crisis tearing the party apart. Angela Eagle says she has support to "resolve this impasse" over the Labour Party leadership "if Jeremy doesn't take action soon". However, aides were unable to add details to how Corbyn might be able to reach a consensus, with MPs opposing him saying that there was no substance in the article, and calling on him to show leadership ... (more...)
Niger Delta Avengers Blow up Pipeline Supplying Crude oil to Warri Refinery Niger Delta Avengers Blow up Pipeline Supplying Crude oil to Warri Refinery
- July 11, 2016

Militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta state on Sunday claimed to have carried out attacks on five oil facilities over the previous two days. "The only way peace will reign in Nigeria is by referendum to determine the fate of Nigeria", it said. (more...)
European Union slams Israeli settlement expansion
- July 11, 2016

A report from the worldwide diplomatic quartet - consisting of the US, United Nations, EU and Russian Federation - was hugely critical of Israel's policy of constructing settlements , while it also called on Palestinians to halt attacks against Israelis. (more...)
Pamplona erupts with start of Spain's Fermin bull-run fiesta Pamplona erupts with start of Spain's Fermin bull-run fiesta
- July 11, 2016

But Verdu Martinez eschews the traditional shots of runners sprinting away from bulls or being gored (which hospitalized some 37 people last year) to capture everyday life during San Fermin. Joyce called on Spanish authorities to end the annual summer festival which sees bulls let loose on a sectioned off set of streets while spectators run in front of the animals. (more...)
Black Lives Matter in BC
- July 11, 2016

Participants at a Black Lives Matter event at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver on Sunday. Gatherings also paid tribute to the five Dallas police officers shot to death Thursday in an ambush. "The Dyke March is committed to striving for inclusivity and accountability to all members and allies of our community and we are proud to have Black Lives Matter Vancouver leading the march with us this year", march organizers said in a statement on Wednesday. (more...)
Obama says Europe can 'always' count on US
- July 11, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders have begun the second day of a summit meeting in Warsaw that's expected to lead to decisions about Afghanistan, the central Mediterranean and Iraq. It following an announcement by President Barack Obama that the remaining 8,400 U.S. troops in the country are to stay on for the rest of his presidency in the face of the worsening security situation. (more...)
Former Australian PM Howard defiant in the face of Iraq War criticism
- July 11, 2016

An emotional Tony Blair insisted he could look "the nation in the eye and say I did not mislead this country" as he stood by his decision to order British troops into war in Iraq . Blair, however, acknowledged the Chilcot report's critical assessment of intelligence during the build-up to the 2003 war. Blair said at the press conference that he accepts "full responsibility" for the decision, admitting that the invasion was based on wrong intelligence. (more...)
Gitmo detainee transferred to Italy Gitmo detainee transferred to Italy
- July 11, 2016

Suleiman left Saturday before dawn, according to The Miami Herald . Closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay has been an administration priority since Barack Obama became the USA president in 2009. "The United States coordinated with the Government of Italy to ensure this transfer took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures". (more...)
Dhaka Hostage 'Mistaken For Attacker And Shot'
- July 11, 2016

The memorial featured flags and ambassadors representing those killed who were from India, Italy, Japan and the United States. Hasina urged communities to set up anti-terrorism committees across Bangladesh, which she said was the victim of an attempt to ruin its reputation. (more...)
Despite UN rebuke Iran says it will continue missile program
- July 11, 2016

Iran's belligerency is evidenced in part by its continued support of US -designated terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, including Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Hamas. The State Department has listed Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1984. "I suggest that Mr Ban give a fair report ... in which he also mentions America is not fulfilling its commitments under the deal", the official said told the Tasnim agency. (more...)
Masterful Murray claims second Wimbledon title
- July 11, 2016

Now, at the end of the days I get time to go home and spend with her. As ESPN noted , this is the first time that Murray has gone into a Grand Slam final as the higher-seeded player. I'm going to try to get fitter, stronger", he said. Toronto's Denis Shapavalov won the boys' single title, and hours later he returned to the court with his partner Felix Auger Alliasime to take second place in the boys' doubles. (more...)
Israel approves hundreds of new settler homes
- July 11, 2016

A Palestinian hospital director says four Palestinian youths have been wounded in clashes with Israeli forces who were demolishing the West Bank homes of two assailants' families. The Palestinian Authority has chose to cut ties with the Middle East Quartet, Arab media reported on Tuesday. Sources close to Humeid told Israeli newspaper Haaretz that such visits are customary in Palestinian society and do not indicate a show of support for the act of violence by the attacker. (more...)
Zakir Naik seeks support from Muslim community against 'media trial'
- July 11, 2016

The Intelligence Bureau had red flagged Naik's Peace TV along with 23 other channels. The initial inquiries founded that Naik's speeches are provocative, objectionable and so is his writing. Doctor-turned Naik's speeches are believed to have inspired some of the Bangladeshi militants, who killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, at an upscale restaurant in Dhaka on July 1. (more...)
Ex-Cougar Lagat, 41, wins 5000M, heads to Rio
- July 11, 2016

He held off LaShawn Merritt and two high schoolers, Michael Norman and Noah Lyles, who stood as the latest examples of the growing youth movement in American track. "I came off the curve in front and my eyes got big", Gatlin said. Another former world champion missed the cut behind Merritt as Jason Richardson, victor at the 2011 Daegu Worlds, was fifth in 13.28. (more...)
Ellsbury's home run key hit for Yankees in 11-7 win
- July 11, 2016

Batting in the No. 5 spot for just the second time this season, the hot-hitting Gregorius belted a two-run homer in a three-run third to give the Yanks a 3-1 lead. Headley sent a double play grounder to Lindor, but he didn't know what to do with the ball. Jose Ramirez , driving in his third run, singled with two out in the seventh off Dellin Betances to even the game. (more...)
Javadekar distances himself from Smriti's legacy, says students must rebel Javadekar distances himself from Smriti's legacy, says students must rebel
- July 11, 2016

Javadekar , who was representing India as Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge) in Berlin, was, in his own words, asked to rush back immediately by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Right after becoming the minister, she stirred up a controversy by replacing German with Sanskrit as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools. (more...)
Donald Trump Calls Out Republican Detractors Donald Trump Calls Out Republican Detractors
- July 11, 2016

On Friday, for the first time since the end of their sharp rivalry, Marco Rubio will join Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail, as one of Trump's lunch guests at Miami's Versailles Cuban restaurant. Seeking to unite his party ahead of the Republican National Convention , Donald Trump met with almost 200 House Republicans and dozens of senators on Capitol Hill on Thursday, pledging to lead the party to victory in the fall presidential election. (more...)
Donald Trump Praises Saddam Hussein
- July 11, 2016

Trump's broader point - that dictators can bring stability - has indeed guided US foreign policy at times, when repressive regimes have had a pro-U.S. What do you think of Donald praising Saddam for killing terrorists?! Pierson reiterated that Trump thought Hussein was a "horrible, disgusting person", but that what is going on now in the Middle East was "far worse". (more...)
KP to name monuments after Sattar Edhi: Khattak
- July 11, 2016

Edhi was born to a family of traders in what was then the Bombay Presidency in undivided India on January 1, 1924, and arrived in Pakistan in 1947. "He will be laid to rest, as per his wishes, at the Edhi village", he said. Many others took to social media to grieve over the loss of the much loved person, who's death was marked with a 19-gun salute. He built up his charity exclusively through donations, focusing on addicts, battered women, orphans and the disabled. (more...)
UAE Advises Nationals Not To Wear Traditional Dress Abroad
- July 11, 2016

How come this description led her to believe he was pledging allegiance to ISIS? Officers arrested the man, conducted a search, and did not find any weapons. Both Avon Police Chief Richard Bosley and Mayor Brian Jensen offered their apologies to Menhali. He was moved to hospital as he suffered a stroke. Avon police released al-Menhali after realizing their mistake. (more...)
South Sudan fighting between army factions persists South Sudan fighting between army factions persists
- July 11, 2016

But information minister Michael Makuei Lueth told South Sudanese television that "the situation is normal and it is under full control ". The statement from the Health Ministry didn't speak about the Sunday fighting which has also forced hundreds of civilians to seek protection at United Nations bases. (more...)

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