World Media


Croatia shock Greece to reach final of Rio 2016 basketball qualifier
- July 10, 2016

The national team had a frightful start to the game, trailing by as many as 24 points late in the first half (37-13) to the free-scoring Croats. Croatia was playing against Greece in the semi-final of the Olympic Qualification Tournament, and the match had everything basketball has to offer. (more...)
Winning numbers drawn in Mega Millions $540 million jackpot
- July 10, 2016

A ticket with all six numbers in Friday night's multi- state Mega Millions draw was sold in IN and its owner must decide whether to take the $540 million jackpot spread out over 30 years or $380 million, before federal taxes, immediately. EDT, were matched by one ticket, Mega Millions said on its website. Massachusetts State Lottery says the person still hasn't claimed their prize. "I hope it's someone we know from around the area", said Florentino. (more...)
Brush Fire Erupts in Santa Clarita Valley; 20 Acres Burned Brush Fire Erupts in Santa Clarita Valley; 20 Acres Burned
- July 10, 2016

Firefighters were dispatched at 12:05 p.m.to the area of The Old Road and Calgrove Boulevard , according to a county fire dispatcher. The Sage Fire was said to have started near Sagecrest Circle and The Old Road. Also evacuated were homes on Hazelcrest Lane, Bracken Lane, Summerhill Lane, Southwind Court and Jasmine Lane. No structures have been damage, and no injuries were reported. (more...)
Trump, Clinton postpone campaign events after Dallas attacks
- July 10, 2016

For a time, at least, the question of whom Trump will pick as a running mate and the details of Clinton's handling of classified information in her emails while secretary of state seem unlikely to attract much attention. Supporters of Clinton had been preparing for the event all week. Donald Trump insists a wide-ranging coalition of Americans will propel him to the White House, yet in the early stages of his general election campaign the presumptive Republican nominee appears to be having ... (more...)
Britain set for a woman PM
- July 10, 2016

The next prime minister of Britain will be a woman. There had originally been five contenders to succeed Mr Cameron, with MPs voting in two rounds to get that number down to two. A quicker contest could favour the higher-profile Home Secretary but Mr Shapps, who supports Mrs May, has insisted he is acting in the national interest and stressed the campaign has the backing of supporters of both candidates. (more...)
Violence erupts in Kashmir, BJP office in Kulgam attacked
- July 10, 2016

Thousands of armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot gear fanned out across most towns and villages, including the region's main city of Srinagar . Minor protests were also reported from several parts of the city, he added. Wani's unabashed call to others to join made him an inspiration for Kashmir's largely young demographic. (more...)
Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Abdul Sattar Edhi dies, accorded state funeral Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Abdul Sattar Edhi dies, accorded state funeral
- July 10, 2016

President Mamnoon Hussain, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, his Sindh counterpart Qaim Ali Shah, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad, all three chiefs of the armed forces amongst others were present during the funeral. He added that a military guard of honour and gun salute will be presented at the funeral. He was renowned for dedicating his life to the poor, founding the Edhi Foundation , which grew to be Pakistan's largest welfare organisation, running schools, hospitals and ambulance ... (more...)
Auto bomb hits army outpost in Turkey, killing 3
- July 10, 2016

Please click the button below to manage your account. Clashes between Turkey and Kurdish militants resumed almost a year ago after a tenuous cease-fire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed. The army said Saturday that the day before security forces had killed 17 PKK militants in clashes in Semdinli in the southeastern Hakkari province and also two militants in Baskale in Van province. (more...)
Trump's Doubledown on Star Flap Indefensible
- July 10, 2016

Trump has recently taken a bit of heat for a tweet which showed a star that some believed was the Star of David and viewed as anti-Semitic. Leave her alone! Alas, Trump cares nothing for Elsa's snow-based problems, and in defense of himself shared the below photo of an Elsa coloring book with a similar six-pointed star and asked where the outrage is over this. (more...)
Russian Federation expels two USA diplomats in 'tit-for-tat' move
- July 10, 2016

State department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Friday that the incident took place on June 6 and was just the most recent example of American diplomats being mistreated and harassed in Russian Federation. Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said: "Attacks on American diplomats can not be tolerated, period". Last month, United States officials said harassment against U.S. (more...)
We must show all lives matter We must show all lives matter
- July 10, 2016

With the events in Dallas comes increased concern for police and protester safety. "I just talked to police like ten minutes ago before I came over here". "But I certainly care, to my toes, and I know how I would feel if my son or daughter were gunned down in this way". "If you see someone being shot while sitting in a auto with his family, and you don't have some empathy, you've got some work to do", he said in reference to Castile's death. (more...)
Dallas shooting: Man wrongly identified as shooter speaks out Dallas shooting: Man wrongly identified as shooter speaks out
- July 10, 2016

Hughes told CBS Dallas that he immediately flagged down officers as soon as he learned he had been wrongly identified as one of the snipers. "I just didn't understand how I had become a suspect". "At the end of the day, the system was trying to get me", he said . Twitter exploded with demands to delete the original police department tweet after users found out it was a mistake. (more...)
Protest over Minnesota police shooting calm but constant
- July 10, 2016

According to news reports, Sterling was confronted by police after an anonymous caller reported being threatened by someone with a gun outside the Baton Rouge convenience store. For the black community, the deaths of Sterling and Castile evoke the worse kind of déjà vu, as the streets of America have increasingly become a killing field littered with the bodies of black men and women, girls and boys, victims of encounters with police. (more...)
Not ISIS but JMB responsible for Dhaka attack: Bangladesh police Not ISIS but JMB responsible for Dhaka attack: Bangladesh police
- July 10, 2016

A missing university student has been identified as the suspected terrorist who was killed during an encounter with police after an attack on one of Bangladesh's biggest Eid gatherings in Sholakia, killing four persons. Five Bangladesh militants, most from wealthy, liberal families, stormed the upmarket restaurant on July 1 and murdered customers, the majority of them foreigners, from Italy, Japan, India and the United States, before they were gunned down. (more...)
Democrats Rush To Gun Control In Wake Of Dallas Police Officer Deaths Democrats Rush To Gun Control In Wake Of Dallas Police Officer Deaths
- July 10, 2016

The Caucus Chair and other members declared the police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and the killings of five Dallas police officers as the continued problem of easy access to guns in America. "If we were not in a suit and tie in the halls of Congress, we would look just like the victims of deadly force, and because of that, we feel obligated to speak out about justice and injustice". (more...)
Saudi Arabia arrests 19 people in connection with wave of bombings
- July 10, 2016

The ministry also named three others it said carried out the attacks in Qatif: Abdulrahman Saleh Mohammed Al-Amer, 23, who was detained two years ago "for having been involved in a mob calling for the release of terror-related detainees", Ibrhaim Saleh Mohammed Al-Amer, 20, and Abdulkareem Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Hasini, 20. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte sworn in as president; promises to follow rule of law Philippines' Duterte sworn in as president; promises to follow rule of law
- July 10, 2016

He said he also knows that many people don't approve of his methods to fight criminality and call them unorthodox and even verge on the illegal but added that his respect for the due process of law is uncompromising. He did not spell out an agenda for foreign policy or for the economy, which depends largely on agriculture, call centers and remittances from overseas. (more...)
Dallas Police Headquarters on lockdown, SWAT deployed after threat
- July 10, 2016

Officers said that they were searching for a "man" in the garage, but did not immediately offer further details. A Dallas police spokeswoman told the Associated Press that the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and tightened security on Saturday. (more...)
Britain Publishes 2.6 Report into Iraq War
- July 10, 2016

But he said he could not apologise for the decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power - and said history will "take a different view" on the war and its aftermath. "Military action at that time was not a last resort", Chilcot said as he published the report. But he said: "I can look not only the families [of British servicemen] but the nation in the eye and say I did not mislead this country". (more...)
Obama to take questions on Dallas attack, race relations Obama to take questions on Dallas attack, race relations
- July 10, 2016

With more protests expected in the U.S., Obama is cutting short his trip to Europe and coming home early. "I think Director Comey could not have been more exhaustive", the president said, adding that Comey "was presenting to Congress for hours on end". (more...)
Obama Cuts Europe Trip Short, Will Visit Dallas Next Week
- July 10, 2016

He said the earlier deaths of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota were a reminder of "how much more needs to be done" to restore public confidence in law and order. The President also made an implicit call for tighter gun restrictions, saying the carnage could have been mitigated if the killer or killers weren't carrying powerful weapons. (more...)
Police chief David Jamieson casts doubt on Jeremy Corbyn Police chief David Jamieson casts doubt on Jeremy Corbyn
- July 10, 2016

Mr Corbyn's supporters are buoyed by the huge increase in Labour Party membership. Last week, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn criticized Livingstone when he testified to British lawmakers about an inquiry into anti-Semitism within his party. (more...)
Saudi bombings: Why targeting of Medina is particularly significant Saudi bombings: Why targeting of Medina is particularly significant
- July 10, 2016

The others targeted a US consulate and a mosque in a city where many of Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority residents live, but the attacker in Medina chose to detonate his explosives strikingly close to the 7th century mosque where the Islamic Prophet Muhammad is buried. (more...)
Trump shortlists 10 potential running mates for vice president
- July 10, 2016

Trump said in a phone interview with Fox News Channel Wednesday that he's now looking at 10 people for the job, including two generals. Another potential candidate had been first-term Iowa Sen. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a news conference before attending Symphony on the Prairie for a Fourth of July concert, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Fishers, Ind. (more...)
Trump's new strategy: Label Clinton a Republican
- July 10, 2016

Clinton swung against the TPP, a trade agreement she helped strike. A Donald Trump presidency would wreck the United States economy, and his trade policies would cause a negative global economic event. While Trump has not said whether he will move his manufacturing to the US, he insists bold action will bring back American jobs. Specifically, he announced his intention to withdraw America from various crony capitalist trade agreements and instead negotiate "bilateral trade deals that ... (more...)

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