World Media


Japanese media exit polls: Ruling coalition heads to victory
- July 11, 2016

Abe declined to say how big the package might be. Noriko Okada, a 66-year-old interior decorator, said she voted for a Japan Communist Party candidate to show her opposition to constitutional revision. and closed at 8 p.m. Abe set a win-or-lose line at 61 seats, or a majority of the 121 being contested, for the ruling camp. Mr Abe's governing Liberal Democratic Party now has 116 seats in the 242-strong upper house and can also count on 20 seats for its junior coalition partner, the ... (more...)
Israel approves new settler homes Israel approves new settler homes
- July 11, 2016

Palestinian terrorists have carried out four separate attacks in the past 32 hours, killing two Israelis, including a 13-year old girl murdered while she slept in her own bedroom, and wounding at least six others. Netanyahu has also ordered that Israel counteract money transfers from the Palestinian Authority commonly given to attackers' families by deducting the amount from Israel's monthly tax revenue transfers to the PA. (more...)
19 arrested over three bomb attacks in Saudi Arabia
- July 11, 2016

In June, the Interior Ministry reported 26 terror attacks in the last two years. TH said it is saddened by the attacks and that nobody should take advantage of the situation for their own benefit. "The security of the homeland is good - it is at its highest levels and thanks be to God it gets stronger every day", Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz said as he visited the injured in hospital. (more...)
Terrorist threat in Bangladesh is real, says US Terrorist threat in Bangladesh is real, says US
- July 11, 2016

Bombs exploded near an Id prayer gathering in Sholakia, in northern Kishoreganj district, where at least 200,000 people had gathered, the police said. Shahidur Rahman said. A day before the event, police said they had put strict security measures in place, including uniformed and plain clothes officers as well as closed circuit security cameras. (more...)
Australia's opposition party concedes defeat in federal election
- July 11, 2016

Local media on Saturday reported Turnbull was considering promoting Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to the National Security Committee - a move seen as shoring up support from conservatives. Shorten conceded to the party caucus as it gathered in Canberra today that it was likely the government "will scrape over the line". "I want to thank all the people who ran for parliament". (more...)
Leader of UK opposition party urges challenger to 'think' Leader of UK opposition party urges challenger to 'think'
- July 11, 2016

Around 300 people attended a Sheffield Momentum rally yesterday in support of Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, following several calls for his resignation . The Labour party constitution says that where there is no vacancy for leader, "nominations may be sought by potential challengers". "Remain, I am surprised you even asked the question", Mr Corbyn snapped. (more...)
NATO allies commit around $1 bln/year to support Afghan forces
- July 11, 2016

The election chaos is affecting Australia's worldwide security work, with Defence Minister Marise Payne missing a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting where the prospect of extending the global military mission in Afghanistan will be discussed. (more...)
Turnbull's Coalition Nudges Ahead as Election Count Continues
- July 11, 2016

Australia's current government consists of a coalition of the center-right Liberal Party , led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and its minor partner, the National Party of Australia. "He has taken this nation to an election on the basis of stability". "This hasn't been an outcome that we wanted but it's not the end of the world and people shouldn't start slitting their throats - certainly not Liberals", he said. (more...)
Katie Hopkins announces support for Jeremy Corbyn on LBC radio show
- July 11, 2016

The Unite branch has now set up a working group to "engage with other unions and groups in Cambridge to defend Jeremy Corbyn in the present crisis", and which will seek to coordinate with the Cambridge Labour Party. The former Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, now favourite to be the next Labour leader, said he was prepared to wait to allow talks to progress over the weekend. (more...)
Dallas Police All Clear Dallas Police All Clear
- July 11, 2016

Local news reporter Shaun Rabb of Fox4 reports that two female DPD employees saw a masked man with goggles and a gas mask in the parking garage behind the Dallas Police Department headquarters. Cpl. Officers in helmets carried rifles were outside the buildings Saturday evening. Police also are standing outside a building behind police headquarters. (more...)
Heat, G Ellington agree on 2-year, $12M Heat, G Ellington agree on 2-year, $12M
- July 11, 2016

As Sunday night's 11:59PM deadline nears, where the Miami Heat need to decide whether or not to match the Brooklyn Nets 4-year, $50 million offer to restricted free agent Tyler Johnson, Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that the Heat are leaning toward matching the Nets' offer. (more...)
Lawmaker to launch Labour Party leadership contest in UK Lawmaker to launch Labour Party leadership contest in UK
- July 11, 2016

A string of advisers had their passes blocked on Friday, after the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms was sent an email on behalf of Karie Murphy in Corbyn's office saying they no longer work for the Labour party. Tim now says that she needs to take heed of the many voices who are wanting Labour to support continuing membership of the EU. Ms Eagle appealed to those who want Labour to achieve what she described as its "historic " mission - to get into government and help working people. (more...)
Milos Raonic Runner Up in Men's Final at Wimbledon
- July 11, 2016

Murray is looking for his second Wimbledon title, while Raonic is playing for his first. "But I'll make sure I enjoy this one tonight for sure". Pulled out of the French Open with a back injury. The shoot-out, though was a different matter and as the pressure cranked up a notch, Murray came into his own as Raonic floundered, taking a 6-1 lead. (more...)
US Republicans press Federal Bureau of Investigation chief over lack of effect for Clinton US Republicans press Federal Bureau of Investigation chief over lack of effect for Clinton
- July 11, 2016

The investigation also found that three of several thousand other work-related emails - beyond the 30,000 provided by Clinton - also included classified information . The issue of Clinton's use of private email servers has cast a cloud over her campaign leading up to the November 8 presidential election, raising questions among voters about her trustworthiness and judgment and giving her Republican presidential rival, Donald Trump, an avenue of attack. (more...)
A third of Cleveland police will have GOP convention duties A third of Cleveland police will have GOP convention duties
- July 11, 2016

Secret Service declined to comment Friday on convention security plans, and the Republican National Committee didn't return phone calls. "We'll follow the law. "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go!" were among the chants from members of the Teachers, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, the American Federation of Government Employees, the AFL-CIO, the Painters, the Transportation Communications Union-IAM, and the Seafarers, among others. (more...)
Australian opposition concedes defeat in tight election
- July 11, 2016

The declaration ended days of uncertainty about the new government's identity, after a tight race between the two major parties left neither of them with the 76 or more seats required for a parliamentary majority following polls on July 2. Turnbull lost the government's comfortable majority in the House of Representatives in last Saturday's election after his campaign on "jobs and growth" and "innovation" failed to resonate equally across the vast island continent. (more...)
Marcus Willis played Roger Federer while wearing a Federer shirt
- July 11, 2016

That's good. "Even during the match, Willis never failed to entertain the crowd. I'm probably going to be in for some pain running around, but I'll enjoy every minute of it". Willis walked out with a white bandana on his head, just like Federer. Federer converted five of his 12 break point chances. 'I can tell you now I'll be playing in it next year - I'm not going to Turkey, ' said Clayton. (more...)
Hundreds protest in London upon the release of UK Chilcot report
- July 11, 2016

Scores of anti-war protesters gathered in central London as the report was released, some calling for Blair to be prosecuted for war crimes and many carrying placards bearing the word "Bliar". Matthew Jury, managing partner of McCue & Partners, said: "It's possible that legal action may be taken". But the inquiry chairman added that Blair had over-estimated his ability to influence U.S. (more...)
NSG indicates no exception will be made in the case of India NSG indicates no exception will be made in the case of India
- July 11, 2016

However, reports in Indian media claimed that India's chances of securing NSG membership is still not over. In Beijing, China maintained that its stand was not against any specific country and advocated "out-of-the-box" thinking to arrive at a consensus on non-NPT countries entering the NSG. (more...)
15 die as protests roil Indian Kashmir after rebel's death
- July 11, 2016

Sahai said ninety government forces personnel were also injured during the clashes that spread across the disputed territory as protesters angry at the killing on Friday of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Burhan Wani torched police stations and threw rocks at army camps in the south of the restive region. (more...)
Veep prospect Pence to appear with Trump Veep prospect Pence to appear with Trump
- July 11, 2016

Pence only insists he'll strongly support Trump for president, and that every Republican should, in his words, "get on board". However, Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will perhaps have to decide on Pence by noon Friday, the deadline for the first-term governor to appear on the state November ballot as either a gubernatorial or vice presidential candidate. (more...)
Tributes pour in from Qatar after death of renowned Pakistani 'saint' Tributes pour in from Qatar after death of renowned Pakistani 'saint'
- July 11, 2016

The Air Chief in his message expressed his heartfelt grief on the sad demise of Abdul Sattar Edhi , and said that he was the pride of humanity, whose contributions and influence transcended borders and nationalities. He was a protuberant Pakistani philanthropist, social activist and humanitarian. New York NOW, a respected television channel, said "Widely admired for his stubborn integrity, he only accepted private donations refusing government offers of support and commitment to helping ... (more...)
Australia: Labor's Bill Shorten concedes defeat
- July 11, 2016

However, a strong swing against it has left doubts about its agenda and Mr Turnbull's leadership. Of these latter five, Hindmarsh and Cowan are tipped to fall to Labor, Capricornia and Flynn are leaning towards the Coalition, which would give it an absolute majority of 76. (more...)
Joseph, Thompson lead Canada in FIBA semifinal win over New Zealand Joseph, Thompson lead Canada in FIBA semifinal win over New Zealand
- July 11, 2016

Canada fielded the youngest team in the tournament, which bodes well, Triano said, for the future. "I thought both teams were very good defensively. It was a very well-fought game... "We fought hard and I'm proud of my guys". But Syracuse University standout, Tyler Ennis , said the team can benefit from having played a variety of different games - and different wins - to reach the semifinal. (more...)
Explosives found at Dallas shooting suspects home
- July 11, 2016

In all , 12 officers were shot. Instead, they surf the web and allow their anger to grow in private at home, Lenz said. The violence follows videotaped shootings of men in two states. "I never really spoke to him". By late Friday, however, investigators had concluded that Johnson, armed with a rifle, was the lone gunman. In San Bernardino, officers were wearing a black band to mourn the loss with their Dallas brothers and sisters in blue. (more...)

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