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1 dead in northern Wisconsin due to storms 1 dead in northern Wisconsin due to storms
- July 13, 2016

One person was reported to have died in northern Wisconsin due to the severe weather, the Associated Press reported. Governor Walker is joining Wisconsin's Adjutant General Major General Donald Dunbar, and Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula Tuesday evening, to speak with local residents and survey the damage. (more...)
Azerbaijanis celebrate end of Ramadan Azerbaijanis celebrate end of Ramadan
- July 12, 2016

He vowed to bring "peace, stability, development and progress under" his leadership. The end of Ramadan is based on the Islamic lunar calendar, which can sometimes be hard to predict, and the Arabic name "Eid al-Fitr" translates to "festival of the breaking of the fast" in English. (more...)
New Israeli law targets anti-occupation NGOs in a bid for 'transparency' New Israeli law targets anti-occupation NGOs in a bid for 'transparency'
- July 12, 2016

Netanyahu, in defending the bill as "democratic and necessary", has seemed to allude to foreign monetary support for Israeli groups backing Palestinian statehood. The message it sends is that the values espoused and advanced by these organizations - like B'Tselem, Breaking the Silence, and others - do not exist organically in Israel; lawmakers are saying that the values of human rights and opposing the occupation are being imposed on Israel from the outside-in, and only for the malicious ... (more...)
Is Pokemon Go putting your private personal information at risk?
- July 12, 2016

Instead, simply revoke permissions in the security sections of your Google account , and it shouldn't affect the way you play the app. Even before it was spun out of Google, Niantic was formed as an internal startup by Hanke, who joined Google in 2004 when he sold the mapping company he founded, Keyhole Inc., to the search giant. (more...)
Brexit: EU leaders demand quick UK exit as fallout grows Brexit: EU leaders demand quick UK exit as fallout grows
- July 12, 2016

The country will also remain committed to global trade, as well as the G7 and the G20, Mr Wightman said. European Parliament President Martin Schulz told the Guardian that EU lawyers were examining if the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty - the launch process that will enable the U.K.to leave - could be sped up. (more...)
Korea to cut communication channel with US Korea to cut communication channel with US
- July 12, 2016

The claim follows the designation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, several top officials and government bodies under recent U.S. Department of Treasury sanctions for human rights violations. But the shutdown of the "New York" dialogue channel suggests the North won't even use the detainees as a negotiating card. It's the first time US sanctions have named Kim specifically. (more...)
Turnbull still awaits election count Turnbull still awaits election count
- July 12, 2016

The electoral commission put the coalition ahead in 74 seats, Labor in 71, and the minor parties and independents in five. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has edged closer to forming Government after two more crossbenchers pledged their support on confidence and supply. (more...)
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...)

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