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Ceasefire holding in S.Sudan capital
- July 12, 2016

Image copyright AP Image caption Vice-President Riek Machar, left, and President Salva Kiir have been locked in a power struggle Media captionWhat's happening in South Sudan? It looks like civil war and it still could be - South Sudan's capital held to ransom by the warring forces of its president and his deputy. (more...)
Are Robots Still Just "Tools" When They Are Used to Kill?
- July 12, 2016

Air Force to kill terrorists, said Ryan Calo, an assistant law professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and an expert on robotics and the law. Should citizens be permitted to own lethally armed robots? Police have been using such robots for decades for bomb disposal and in hostage standoffs and fires. (more...)
Theresa May to be announced the next British PM Theresa May to be announced the next British PM
- July 12, 2016

With so many Labour MPs in opposition to their leader, there is a risk of the party splitting if Corbyn makes it on the ballot and secures a repeat of September's landslide victory. Current Prime Minister David Cameron resigned after finishing on the losing side in the referendum which resulted in a vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. (more...)
3 dead, 2 injured in shooting at MI courthouse
- July 12, 2016

She was listed in stable condition Monday evening at a local hospital. Counselors will be on hand to help those who are grieving, he said. "Our hearts are torn apart", he said, "They were our friends". Undated courtesy photos of Joseph Zangaro (left) and Ronald Kienzle (right) were killed at the Berrien County courthouse July 11, 2016 . The courthouse will be closed on Tuesday while Michigan State Police investigate. (more...)
Obama Won't Meet Promised Troop Reduction in Afghanistan Obama Won't Meet Promised Troop Reduction in Afghanistan
- July 12, 2016

The security situation in Afghanistan remains "precarious", Obama said in making the long-awaited announcement, which will leave more troops than planned at the end of his administration in January. "The security situation in Afghanistan remains precarious. We can not allow that to happen", said Obama. About 1,000 of the American forces in Afghanistan belong to a counter-terrorism mission known as "Freedom's Sentinel" that targets al-Qaeda and ISIS-affiliated forces there. (more...)
Opposition launches attack in Aleppo after regime cuts road
- July 12, 2016

The rebels responded with shelling of government-held neighborhoods and intense street fighting. Residents contacted in the city said prices of fresh vegetables, bread and fuel had on average nearly doubled in the past week with no new supplies coming into Aleppo , Syria's largest city and commercial hub before the war. (more...)
Sydney Dogs & Cats Home at Carlton backs greyhound racing ban Sydney Dogs & Cats Home at Carlton backs greyhound racing ban
- July 12, 2016

Defiant greyhound racing clubs across NSW have joined forces in a fight for survival against the Baird government's decision to ban the sport because of animal cruelty. "We look forward to working with the government to assist with greyhound rehabilitation and re-homing in any way possible". Announcing the shutdown on Thursday, Mr Baird said: 'As a humane and responsible government, we are left with no acceptable course of action except to close this industry down. (more...)
Calgary MP Jason Kenney Announces Alberta PC Party Leadership Bid
- July 12, 2016

There has been speculation for months that Kenney might return to his home province and attempt to unite the right-leaning Progressive Conservatives and the Opposition Wildrose. The former federal cabinet minister says his mandate will be uniting the two right-wing parties in the province before the next election to defeat the NDP. (more...)
India, Kenya affirm commitment to renew Cultural Exchange Programme
- July 12, 2016

Prime Minister said the two countries are also working on a number of other water projects for 17 cities in Tanzania. Modi described as a "good achievement" completion of a water supply augmentation project in Dar-es-Salaam with Indian aid of $I00 million. (more...)
May to become UK PM on Wednesday
- July 12, 2016

Mrs May paid tribute to her rival candidates in the race, including Mrs Leadsom who she said had shown "dignity", and also expressed her gratitude to Mr Cameron. Cameron - who'll be remembered as the prime minister who triggered Britain's departure from the European Union - gave his backing to his successor. (more...)
With investigation completed, Obama still won't comment on Clinton emails
- July 12, 2016

Asked if he was referring to Clinton, Gowdy said, "She's one of 100 witnesses". WALBERG: But your statement on Tuesday said there is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton's position should have known that an unclassified system was no place far conversation. (more...)
At least a dozen dead in Italy train crash At least a dozen dead in Italy train crash
- July 12, 2016

A child who survived the crash with injures was pulled from the wreckage and taken to hospital by helicopter, ANSA reported. National police and carabinieri could not immediately give details about the extent of the crash. The chief of the firefighting service in Bari said 10 people had been killed and dozens injured. At least ten people were reportedly killed and dozens injured after two passenger trains collided in Puglia in southern Italy on 12 July. (more...)
China must ready for military conflict in South China Sea - state media China must ready for military conflict in South China Sea - state media
- July 12, 2016

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei says the country will continue to dedicate itself to regional peace. When asked to comment on the Global Times' warning of military confrontation, Mr Hong said: "China will resolutely defend its sovereignty and maritime interests in the South China Sea". (more...)
ACLU criticizes police in Louisiana protests ACLU criticizes police in Louisiana protests
- July 12, 2016

Both officers involved in the shooting had been interviewed by Baton Rouge police investigators, and "the officers feel they were completely justified ", East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said during a news conference last week. (more...)
Clinton and Sanders set to appear together in New Hampshire Clinton and Sanders set to appear together in New Hampshire
- July 12, 2016

Sanders had been under pressure for weeks from Democratic Party officials to throw his weight behind Clinton after she locked up the required number of delegates last month with a string of wins in state-by-state primary contests , but had resisted, citing policy differences. (more...)
Anti-Trump delegate in Virginia wins portion of lawsuit
- July 12, 2016

In an interview with the Associated Press, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee struck a balance between the law-and-order rhetoric he has espoused during his campaign and an appreciation for the concerns held by African-Americans nationwide about the conduct of police. (more...)
Blair pledges 'no excuses' for Iraq, then spends 2hrs making excuses
- July 12, 2016

Following the publication of the report, Mr Blair said he took responsibility for "mistakes in planning and process" identified by the inquiry. With that began the 2003 U.S. Asked whether the Chilcot report showed he was on the wrong side of history, Key said he did not agree. However, the findings released by Sir John Chilcot yesterday, did not actually confirm that military action was illegal. (more...)
United Nations shelters 7000 people amid South Sudan fighting
- July 12, 2016

President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar, who is now vice president, signed a peace accord previous year and formed an uneasy transitional coalition government. UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon called the clashes "outrageous". Rarely has a country squandered so much promise so quickly. On Monday evening Kiir and then Machar both ordered ceasefires after a chorus of condemnation from the United Nations, regional bloc IGAD, the United States and others. (more...)
Eagle Warns Of 'Tory State' If Corbyn Remains
- July 12, 2016

The veteran left-winger also revealed he had taken "soundings" from lawyers and he expected to be on the ballot as the sitting leader, although this has been disputed by opponents. It would be a sham. "It is a democratic party not a dictatorship". Asked if he would go to court should the NEC rule against him, Mr Corbyn said: "I will challenge that, if that is the view they take". (more...)
Amazon Prime Day: What is it and what are the best deals?
- July 12, 2016

They are compact, lightweight, rugged, and are wearable or mountable on vehicles. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial - but you must keep in mind to cancel your account before the trial expires or else you'll be charged full membership prices automatically. (more...)
Was shooter inspired by militant groups?
- July 12, 2016

It's one thing to claim the indefensible, racially motivated killing of five Dallas police officers by a black man is a horrific overreaction to the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The NYC murder rate did dramatically lower while he held the office, but this was largely the work of Police Commissioner William Bratton, who secured his position with a bold proposal to reduce the city's crime rate by 40%. (more...)
Singapore court jails 4 Bangladeshis linked to Islamic State Singapore court jails 4 Bangladeshis linked to Islamic State
- July 12, 2016

The amounts ranged from 60 Singapore dollars (1, 600 baht) to 1,360 Singapore dollars (35,000 baht). According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the men had originally meant to travel to Syria to fight for Daesh, but changed their minds and focused on overthrowing the Bangladeshi government instead, so as to establish a caliphate that could be brought under Daesh. (more...)
Reality check: study finds no racial bias in police shootings Reality check: study finds no racial bias in police shootings
- July 12, 2016

Fryer Jr ., the author of the study and a professor of economics at Harvard. Analyzing data from cities in California, Texas, and Florida, Fryer found that lethal force was used more often against whites than blacks. These startling results contradict the widespread belief, relayed by many racial justice activists, that black people are " systematically " and "intentionally" targeted by police forces. (more...)
'Hijacking' was technical glitch says SA Airlink 'Hijacking' was technical glitch says SA Airlink
- July 12, 2016

Airlink confirmed one of its aircraft, an Avro RJ, operating as flight SA8678, emitted an anomalous hi-jack alert through its transponder. Passengers who spoke to the media after a three-hour wait, said they experienced emotions ranging from panic to trauma after learning about the incorrect signal that had been sent out. (more...)
US Senate passes GM food labeling bill
- July 12, 2016

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, who signed the state's GMO labeling law in 2014, released a statement Wednesday afternoon. The food industry says about 75 percent to 80 percent of foods contain genetically modified ingredients - most of those corn and soy-based. (more...)

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