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Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters
- July 12, 2016

Several hundred protesters outraged by the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota took to the streets of San Francisco, blocking several roads and freeway on-ramps to the Bay Bridge. "But I'm especially gratified that our citizens here in Louisiana, to a very large degree, have made a decision to protest in a constructive and peaceful manner". (more...)
Sheriff: Inmate shot, killed 2 bailiffs after getting gun Sheriff: Inmate shot, killed 2 bailiffs after getting gun
- July 12, 2016

Baily told reporters that he didn't have details of what actually transpired but that the gunman was killed at the scene. We will add more details as they become available. Michigan State Police have secured the scene, according to a tweet from Gov. Rick Snyder. Joseph, who represents the district, said in a statement: "What occurred today in my hometown breaks my heart". (more...)
Police officer and others shot at Michigan courthouse Police officer and others shot at Michigan courthouse
- July 12, 2016

He said the man was able to disarm an officer. Members of the public "went for shelter once the shooting occurred and courageous officers were able to come to the rescue and bring the shooter down", Bailey said at a news conference on Monday afternoon. (more...)
Philippines willing to share South China Sea
- July 12, 2016

China's foreign minister spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry by telephone on Wednesday ahead of a key global court ruling on China's South China Sea claims and warned Washington against moves that infringe on China's sovereignty, Beijing's official Xinhua news agency reported . (more...)
India, Kenya sign 7 pacts; to deepen ties in security
- July 12, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, walks with Speaker of Kenyan Senate Ekwe Ethuro, left, and Nairobi City Governor Evans Kidero, center, as he arrives to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Kenyan founding President. Modi is on two days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered India's experiences and expertise to Kenya to help it fulfill its developmental priorities, in the sectors it chooses and the speed it prefers. (more...)
Jason Kenney has the right stuff
- July 12, 2016

But the focus was on uniting the right. "I'm sure that 99.99 per cent of people who want to go to my website just Google it". Kenney highlighted his efforts as a member of the Reform party and later the Canadian Alliance, saying if that party managed to merge with the federal Tories in 2003, bringing together Alberta conservatives should be a "walk in the park". (more...)
Hague court to rule on South China Sea as tensions rise
- July 12, 2016

However, we now have to wait and see what China does in the future, especially after the Arbitration Court's ruling. Britain's position towards the conflict in the South China Sea is generally best pursued in coordination with its European and worldwide partners. (more...)
The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, sentenced to 6 years The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, sentenced to 6 years
- July 12, 2016

She also spoke of the devastating effect the crime had on Steenkamp's family. A Steenkamp family representative did not take issue with the sentence: "The family has said it before they wanted the law to run its course". Pistorius was found guilty of murdering Ms Steenkamp by an appeals court in December 2015 . Pistorius , dressed in black tie, white shirt and black jacket, stared straight ahead in court during Wednesday's televised proceedings. (more...)
Over 29 Palestinians injured in clashes by Israeli Forces
- July 12, 2016

The move aimed at soothing newly erupted clashes at the site between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces, Xinhua news agency reported. She added that "despite the decision" police had made to close the compound until the end of Ramadan, "masked young Muslim men hurled stones and other objects" at the Moroccan Gate entrance to Al-Aqsa, lightly injuring a woman who was at the neighboring Western Wall. (more...)
Felix to change Rio focus after falling agonisingly short
- July 12, 2016

US players celebrate second place at the FIVB World Grand Prix final on July 10, 2016 in Bangkok. Dalilah Muhammad dominated the 400-meter hurdles on Sunday in the U.S. "That's probably the first one I've fallen on in over a month, so it's kind of disappointing". She suffered an injury this spring after she rolled her right ankle after landing awkwardly on an exercise ball, the AP reports. (more...)
Paul Ryan to Preach Unity at Republican National Convention Paul Ryan to Preach Unity at Republican National Convention
- July 12, 2016

Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John Kasich of OH to drop out after the IN primary. If somehow the delegates are free to withdraw their commitment to Trump on the first ballot, it could potentially mean prior GOP presidential candidates would re-emerge for consideration. (more...)
Dozens rally in Boise for Black Lives Matter march Dozens rally in Boise for Black Lives Matter march
- July 12, 2016

The White House said Vice President Biden also will attend the memorial service, as will former president George W. Bush, who will deliver brief remarks. The protests erupted initially after videos surfaced showing Sterling and Castille's fatal police encounters. Sabrina Donaldson says while she wants change, it hasn't happened yet. (more...)
Obama to speak Tuesday at Dallas memorial service Obama to speak Tuesday at Dallas memorial service
- July 12, 2016

While Obama said it was unfair to characterize an entire movement by a few dissonant voices, he said inflammatory words could hinder legitimate efforts to reform the justice system. "We've had a hard week in the United States". Obama said that the United States and Spain share basic values and are "working together" at Rota because they want the people of the world to be able to live with security and dignity. (more...)
Girl power: Britain to get first female PM since Thatcher
- July 12, 2016

It means that by 9 September, Britain will have its first female PM since Margaret Thatcher, who left No 10 in 1990. Leadsom is now the Minister of State for Energy. Pundits regard her as being to the right of David Cameron. She said: "I am delighted to have won so much support from my colleagues". "She might command the support of party members; but she would already have been rejected by MPs, twice as many of whom would have voted for her opponent". (more...)
50 arrested Sunday at Baton Rouge protests
- July 12, 2016

Mckesson, who rose to prominence as an activist in the BLM movement during protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the August 2014 shooting death of black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer, maintains that he and others were unlawfully arrested. (more...)
Venezuelans cross into Colombia as border reopens
- July 12, 2016

Venezuela is going through a deep economic crisis and many say they struggle to feed their families. A Venezuelan citizen is seen carrying a bag after shopping in Colombia, taking advantage of the temporary border opening in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, July 10, 2016. (more...)
Trump defending himself anew against charges of bigotry
- July 12, 2016

Some people said the star was anti-Semitic as it resembled the Star of David. Kristen Bell , who voices Anna in Disney's " Frozen ", slammed Donald Trump on Thursday for tweeting about a " Frozen " coloring book instead of speaking out on the police shootings deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. (more...)
Relatives of journalist Marie Colvin sue Syria for her death Relatives of journalist Marie Colvin sue Syria for her death
- July 12, 2016

She lost her left eye after being hit by shrapnel while covering the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2001. Colvin, a correspondent for the Sunday Times in London, told the BBC that Assad's forces were "shelling with impunity, with merciless disregard for civilians". (more...)
Carter raises possibility of supplemental funding for additional troops in Afghanistan
- July 12, 2016

In recognition of what he described as the "precarious" situation in Afghanistan , President Barack Obama announced last week the USA would leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan until at least 2017. Some Pentagon officials criticized Obama's move, saying it does nothing to address a deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan . In return for its continued support, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is demanding reforms of the Afghan security forces, which are grappling with deeply ... (more...)
Australia declares AIDS epidemic no longer a public health issue Australia declares AIDS epidemic no longer a public health issue
- July 12, 2016

An estimated 13,712 people with an AIDS diagnosis died in 2012. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases in Australia have dropped since anti-retroviral medication came in the mid-1990s, which stops the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from progressing to AIDS - where the immune system is so badly damaged it can not fight off infection. (more...)
Alabama campers arrested in connection with Colorado fire
- July 12, 2016

Two men from Alabama were arrested Sunday in connection with the fire. This photo provided by the Boulder County Sheriff's Office shows Jimmy Andrew Suggs. A further 738 people were told to evacuated from the Magnolia area, south and east of Boulder Canyon Road, on Sunday, the office said. Karen Antonacci with the Boulder Daily Camera interviewed Suggs, Kuykendall and Burdeshaw the day before they were arrested. (more...)
Pokemon GO app captivates Orlando
- July 12, 2016

Once you hit level 12, you'll automatically be granted several Great Balls to get started with, just like you were given Poke Balls to use when you first started. A blast from the past has resurfaced and is now the hottest app for both Android and iPhones. "It was fun when it was a video game", Brandt said, "but now it's a social experience". (more...)
Sanders to Join Clinton on Campaign Trail; Media Reports
- July 12, 2016

Sources close to the campaign expect Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to officially endorse Clinton at the event, reports USA Today . Monday's announcement comes as Donald Trump , the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has attempted somewhat unsuccessfully to woo Sanders voters, who Trump says will be attracted to his skepticism of worldwide trade agreements. (more...)
Arvind Panagariya frontrunner in race for RBI chief Arvind Panagariya frontrunner in race for RBI chief
- July 12, 2016

TV channels, including CNBC Awaaz and ABP News, reported that a formal announcement of the decision was expected in the next 48 hours. He is a known supporter of PM Modi's economic policy, unlike the other big economist Amartya Sen who often had critcised thje BJP government's policies. (more...)
National BLM activist released from prison following arrest at BR protest
- July 12, 2016

The protestor said police told them McKesson was taken into custody for "walking in the middle of the street". A look at protests and related events nationwide Saturday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. (more...)

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