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Death Toll Rises to 250 in Baghdad Bombing, Officials Say Death Toll Rises to 250 in Baghdad Bombing, Officials Say
- July 12, 2016

Baghdad hasn't been trending on Twitter or Facebook; there is no flag filter for the more than 200 people killed in the bombing. Roudaini said the ministry of health continues to help transport the remains of the dead to Baghdad's forensic lab or to the city morgue, but he said the scale of the explosion has overwhelmed the teams who normally respond to such attacks . (more...)
Bangladesh: 4 die in new terror attack Bangladesh: 4 die in new terror attack
- July 12, 2016

Authorities said two policemen and a civilian were killed in explosions and gunfire near a prayer ground in the northern Kishoreganj district. Even as the Islamic State has vowed to carry out more attacks in Bangladesh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has reiterated that radicalised home-grown elements were behind the recent terror attacks in the country, not the West Asia-based terror group. (more...)
Slap sanctions on South Sudan — UN chief Slap sanctions on South Sudan — UN chief
- July 12, 2016

The UN Mission in South Sudan ( UNMISS ) said it was "outraged at the resumption of violence". "The members of the Security Council reminded all parties, including government security forces, of the civilian character of the protection of civilian sites in South Sudan ". (more...)
Govt probing funding of NGO run by preacher Zakir Naik
- July 12, 2016

Earlier on Thursday, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis directed Mumbai Police to initiate inquiry into controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's public documents. Dr Naik's speeches are banned in the UK, Canada and even in the Muslim majority nation of Malaysia as they are believed to be provocative in nature. (more...)
Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation
- July 12, 2016

Turkey obtained aid concessions to be reached to Palestine, with a vessel carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid setting off on July 1 from Turkey to Israel's Ashdod port. I fear this agreement will bring Israel more terror and violence instead of peace and prosperity. That means the naval blockade of Gaza-the point of contention in the 2010 IDF raid-will remain in place. (more...)
North Korea threatens 'physical response measures' over South's missile defence plans North Korea threatens 'physical response measures' over South's missile defence plans
- July 12, 2016

The US Treasury Department blacklisted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over human rights abuses last week. The North's foreign ministry notified the U.S. Outside analysts say Pyongyang often attempts to use foreign detainees to wrest concessions from other countries. North Korea has also threatened a "physical response" to the THAAD deployment in South Korea. (more...)
In Spain, Obama urges Americans divided over police shootings to unite In Spain, Obama urges Americans divided over police shootings to unite
- July 12, 2016

According to CNN, the President will visit the Texas city at the request of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings , White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement on Sunday afternoon. "It's a challenging time for all of our countries", Mr. Obama said, pointing to terrorist attacks in the U.S., Europe and Turkey as well as the arrival of many migrants from war zones. (more...)
No letup in fighting as Syrian military extends cease-fire No letup in fighting as Syrian military extends cease-fire
- July 12, 2016

The advance leaves the opposition-held east of the city cut off, and raises the prospect of total siege. Syria's government has been accused of using siege tactics to pressure rebel forces, and the United Nations says almost 600,000 Syrians live in besieged areas, most surrounded by government forces although rebels also use the method. (more...)
Mother Who Shielded Her Sons During Dallas Shooting Thanks Police 'Heroes'
- July 12, 2016

She was a mother with four black sons, and she was determined that nothing would happen to them. She had always taught her children to respect the police and she saw this as another learning opportunity. "These are the people that you call when you are in a situation, you gotta remember that", Taylor added. JaJuan, 14, ran off by himself in one direction. (more...)
Theresa May set to be Britain's PM as contender drops out Theresa May set to be Britain's PM as contender drops out
- July 12, 2016

She said the country needed a new PM as soon as possible and Mrs May was ideally placed to deliver Britain's withdrawal from the European Union following last month's referendum. Cameron's decision comes after Andrea Leadsom left the race for PM, making Theresa May the only candidate and de facto victor. Leadsom later apologised, saying she did not intend to cause offence. (more...)
Sensex rallies almost 500 points on Monday Sensex rallies almost 500 points on Monday
- July 12, 2016

TCS and Infosys are slated to declare their results on Thursday and Friday, respectively. The progress of the monsoon and expectation about the passage of goods and services tax (GST) and India Inc's earnings recovery also helped the markets to maintain their winning momentum at higher levels. (more...)
Hamas Ends Week-Old Deal Importing Israeli Watermelons Into Gaza
- July 12, 2016

Turkey will be allowed to deliver aid to Palestinians in Gaza as part of the deal, but Netanyahu has stressed that Israel's blockade on the enclave will remain in place. The families of Avraham Mengistu, an Ethiopian Israeli believed to be a captive in Gaza , and Oron Shaul, the second fallen soldier whose body is held by Hamas, rallied outside the Prime Minister's Office ahead of the vote and spoke to several ministers before the cabinet meeting. (more...)
FBI Director Comey Calls Hillary's Handling of Emails 'Real Sloppiness'
- July 12, 2016

Mr Comey confirmed that some of Ms Clinton's past statements regarding her emails had been untrue, including her insistence that she had not sent or received any messages marked as classified. I would sway I'm here because we're mystified and confused. "[Petraeus'] conduct illustrates the categories of behavior that mark prosecutions actually brought", Comey said, referring to Petraeus admitting numerous times that he knew he was breaking the law with classified material. (more...)
Dozens arrested as protests over police killings aim to block interstates
- July 12, 2016

The Governor addressed the public, saying this is a hard time for Louisiana and he is gratified that many citizens have made a decision to remain peaceful. Multiple protesters described being confronted by police officers wielding assault rifles as they were demonstrating, apparently unarmed. Authorities identified the Dallas shooter as Micah Johnson, a veteran of the United States war in Afghanistan who was killed later by police. (more...)
Trump's focuses on changes in programs for military veterans
- July 12, 2016

In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory in Manchester, N.H. The remarks were a sharp contrast to the speech Trump delivered in the wake of the Orlando shooting, when he accused American Muslims of being too reluctant to cooperate with police. (more...)
Gun, not race, sparked Philando Castile killing, officer's lawyer says Gun, not race, sparked Philando Castile killing, officer's lawyer says
- July 12, 2016

The governor's comments have only deepened the divide between these groups and made our jobs more hard and more unsafe. Meanwhile, Jay Z has released a new song in response to the latest police shootings. Yanez, who is of Mexican descent, is cooperating fully with the state's investigation into the shooting, Kelly said. "No one else was injured". Police said that Sterling - who was a convicted felon and barred from legally carrying a gun - was armed and an eyewitness said he had a gun ... (more...)
4 arrested in Facebook posts against Detroit police 4 arrested in Facebook posts against Detroit police
- July 12, 2016

Craig acknowledged that tensions were high for officers after five of their counterparts were killed in Dallas last week, but said that was no excuse. "This is the biggest attack on law enforcement since 911 and the threat of additional attacks on police officers is real". All charges including a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter and a separate misdemeanor charge were dropped against Joseph Weekley after two mistrials. (more...)
South China Sea dispute: Are they islands, rocks or reefs?
- July 12, 2016

Among Manila's demands are that the court reject China's territorial claims within a so-called "nine-dash line" which demarcates about 90% of the South China Sea. It also clearly states that sovereignty claims can not be based on features that are under water at high tide, or on man-made islands. Beijing did not bother to contest the case, and has steadfastly maintained that it will not recognize the court's ruling as legitimate. (more...)
Britain's May wins PM race after pro-Brexit rival quits Britain's May wins PM race after pro-Brexit rival quits
- July 12, 2016

As consensus figure, she stayed away from wars that rocked the Conservative Party during the referendum campaign. But with Leadsom's withdrawal, the party announced that May would be the new leader "with immediate effect". "[May's] ideally placed to implement Brexit on the best possible terms for the British people", Leadsom said. The new leader was originally scheduled to be chosen by 150,000 Conservative Party members on September 9. (more...)
Civilians Take Refuge At UN Base As Fighting Escalates In South Sudan Civilians Take Refuge At UN Base As Fighting Escalates In South Sudan
- July 12, 2016

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also called upon the Security Council to fortify the peacekeeping force in South Sudan and slap additional sanctions on leaders blocking implementation of the peace agreement. "Yet again, the leaders of South Sudan have failed their people", Ban said. In December 2013, soldiers from Kiir's Dinka ethnic group tried to disarm Nuer soldiers perceived to be loyal to Machar. (more...)
PM Turnbull's party to continue in power, declares victory in elections PM Turnbull's party to continue in power, declares victory in elections
- July 12, 2016

It is vital that we work together and as far as we can, find ways upon which we can all agree, consistent with our policies that we have taken to the election, consistent with our political principles, that we meet the great challenges Australia faces. (more...)
Obama warns against attacking police Obama warns against attacking police
- July 12, 2016

But even with such a large and impassioned group of people, there were no arrests and no reports of violence of any kind. Baton Rouge wasn't as chaotic, tensions flared as protesters gathered at the Triple S convenience store, the city's police department and the state capitol, following Tuesday's fatal shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling by two white police officers outside the store . (more...)
Expert confused over Trudeau's announcement to bolster troops in Europe
- July 12, 2016

Authorities have named former US Army reservist Micah Johnson as the lone gunman in Thursday night's attack in Dallas, which came at the end of a rally to protest against police killings. "I think we have to assume that a referendum having been passed with a lot of attention, a lengthy campaign and relatively high participation rates is going to stick", Obama said when asked if Britain could go back on the vote. (more...)
United States selection committee officially names Women's Gymnastics team United States selection committee officially names Women's Gymnastics team
- July 12, 2016

The Olympic trials for the USA gymnastics team concluded yesterday and we finally know which five team members will be heading to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games. Douglas ultimately made the 2012 Olympic team and solidified her fame with her performance at the London Olympic Games. "All my dreams are coming true; it's been a dream since I was a little girl, and I can't believe I have made it this far!" In 2015, she won the uneven bars world title in a four-way tie for gold. (more...)
Gabby Douglas makes US Olympic gymnastics team Gabby Douglas makes US Olympic gymnastics team
- July 12, 2016

Locklear then heard her name as an alternate and her mood brightened drastically, realizing she was going to Rio de Janeiro . Though hardly surprising after she won the USA junior championship previous year, Hernandez's past month of competition has been impressive as she has shown she belongs with the top gymnasts in the world. (more...)

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