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Beijing holds S China Sea war games before ruling Beijing holds S China Sea war games before ruling
- July 11, 2016

How can the Philippines, or any other South China Sea claimant, negotiate with China when that country has long declared that it will not compromise its sovereignty over its territories? Manila lodged its suit against Beijing in 2013, challenging China's claims to much of the strategic waterway and saying it was in violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to which both countries are signatories. (more...)
Joy for Gatlin, Lagat but Merritt fails in fearless bid for Rio
- July 11, 2016

There has been much talk about the surge in youth at these U.S. Olympic track and field trials, what with a large number of teens and high-schoolers competing so well. "We've worked together for 20 years and the last couple of years have been really, really tough", said James Li , who first started coaching Lagat when he was at Washington State. (more...)
Indonesia urges Malaysia and Philippines to step up maritime security against kidnapping Indonesia urges Malaysia and Philippines to step up maritime security against kidnapping
- July 11, 2016

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, speaking on Monday (July 11) after a high-level meeting on the kidnapping, said "such incidents can not be tolerated". In June, defense officials of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to conduct trilateral maritime and air patrols in the three countries' maritime areas of common concern, particularly in the Sulu Sea, to beef up regional security and thwart criminal activities. (more...)
Israeli, Turkish leaders laud deal to restore ties
- July 11, 2016

According to the deal, which is due to be signed Tuesday, Israel will pay a total of $20 million in compensation to the families of the Mavi Marmara victims. Reports in recent days described a compromise on the status quo of the Gaza blockade and Palestinian organisation Hamas' relationship with Turkey. " Gaza doesn't just need an electricity plant or a hospital where people can get treatment, Gaza needs many things, it needs a lot of support, not just a hospital, or a passage to let us ... (more...)
Oxfordshire trade unionists back Jeremy Corbyn Oxfordshire trade unionists back Jeremy Corbyn
- July 11, 2016

More than 100,000 new members have joined Labour since the June 23 referendum, and many are believed to be supporters of Mr. Corbyn who signed up specifically to help fend off the challenge to his leadership. Christine Shawcroft, who sits on Labour's ruling NEC, said the section of party rules calling for nominations to be backed by MPs and MEPs refers to challengers, rather than the sitting leader. (more...)
Ginsburg reflects on big cases, Scalia's death Ginsburg reflects on big cases, Scalia's death
- July 11, 2016

In this case, the web site published a real quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg in which she commented on the possibility of a Trump presidency, followed by a fake quote in which she purportedly said that she would resign from the Supreme Court if Trump was elected. (more...)
Cambodian PM Promises Vigorous Probe into Critic's Killing Cambodian PM Promises Vigorous Probe into Critic's Killing
- July 11, 2016

Britain's ambassador in Phnom Penh Bill Longhurst said the killing was "a serious loss to Cambodia". Kirt Chantharith, a national police spokesperson said: " He was shot dead at a mart just before 9am". "After questioning him, he said he lost some of his land because Kem Ley had not paid his debt to him". Reports suggest that the South East Asian country, which has a history of social activists being killed, with perpetrators rarely brought to justice. (more...)
Blair defends decision to remove Iraq's Saddam from power
- July 11, 2016

And why should you care? Noting that Blair looked a broken man on live television - gaunt, hoarse and haunted - columnists wrote that for all his defence over the years and particularly after the Chilcot report, Blair will not be able to shake off his Iraq war legacy for the rest of his life. (more...)
Amit Mishra takes four as warm-up game ends in draw
- July 11, 2016

WICB President's XI lost their first wicket for seven runs. Hope got his century, ending the day unbeaten on 118 from 229 balls with 15 hits to the fence, while Warrican hit seven fours in his 50 not out from 75 balls, the two adding 104 runs for the eighth wicket. (more...)
15000 stranded as Amarnath Yatra suspension on for third day
- July 11, 2016

Rajnath Singh had earlier in the day chaired a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation in the state. 1,18,747 pilgrims have so far paid obeisance at the cave shrine in the Kashmir Himalayas. According to IANS report, around 15,000 pilgrims are waiting in Jammu for their turn to proceed to the Valley so that they can undertake the Yatra. (more...)
UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges end to hostilities in South Sudan
- July 11, 2016

The Japanese-led Council expressed in their press statement their support for the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), expressing their readiness to consider enhancing the mission to better ensure that it along with the global community can prevent and respond to violence in South Sudan . (more...)
Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Indiana
- July 11, 2016

As with all top Powerball and Mega Millions prizes, the full $540 million sticker price of Friday's jackpot will only be paid out if all the winners opt to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments. If the victor opts to take the cash option, they will walk away with an estimated $380 million. After a handful of unsuccessful drawings last week, the jackpot soared from $449 million to a whopping $540 million, amping up lottery fever around the nation. (more...)
'Corbyn must go', says Eagle as Smith opts out 'Corbyn must go', says Eagle as Smith opts out
- July 11, 2016

That is what I intend to do and I urge all my colleagues to do likewise". Speaking to the Times, one source sought to downplay the possibility of the party splitting. But he said the party could not function if its MPs did not back its leader. Angela Eagle has been subjected to "homophobic abuse" since resigning from the Shadow cabinet and revealing her plans to challenge current leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to a senior Labour politician. (more...)
US troops number in Afghanistan not always add up precisely US troops number in Afghanistan not always add up precisely
- July 11, 2016

Obama once aspired to withdraw all but a handful of US troops from Afghanistan by January 2017; instead, he announced that his legacy would be a force of 8,400 - up from the 5,500 he chose to keep in the fall. Obama's announcement comes with major implications for his legacy. To the Afghan government, led by the reform minded President Ashraf Ghani, the United States is seeking to send the message that while American support will remain strong, it will not continue indefinitely. (more...)
Dallas police shooter accused of sexual harassment in Army
- July 11, 2016

Johnson, a black Army veteran, insisted on speaking with a black negotiator and wrote in blood on the wall of a parking garage where police cornered and later killed him, Brown said . Two civilians were also hurt. Tensions between police and African-Americans have been on the rise in recent years amid the high-profile deaths of several black men at the hands of law enforcement. (more...)
Black Lives Matter protesters arraigned in city court
- July 11, 2016

He did go on to deny that black people are targeted by police by noting that white people are also killed by police. Friday's anti-police brutality demonstrations took place in several cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Detroit, New Orleans, Nashville, Phoenix, San Francisco and NY. (more...)
Trump adviser: Women should be ones to decide on abortion Trump adviser: Women should be ones to decide on abortion
- July 11, 2016

I've heard him say that, kind of test out the sound of it", one source told WaPo. While Flynn said he was not speaking for Trump, he is "honored" by reports that the businessman is considering him for running mate. 'As we defeat them on the ground, we must clearly and forcefully attack their insane doctrines, ' Flynn said. Back to my very first point, the rule of law in this country is probably the single biggest strategic advantage we have. (more...)
Chinese navy holds live-fire drills in South China Sea
- July 11, 2016

In 1968, a survey conducted by an affiliate of the United Nations indicated rich oil and gas reserves in the South China Sea . In recent years, attention has shifted to China's construction and installation of military-capable infrastructure in the Spratly Islands. (more...)
Dallas police receive anonymous threat
- July 11, 2016

No other details were given. Dallas police are investigating the meaning of the two letters, Chief David Brown said on CNN's State of the Union this morning. She said that it was not just conservatives - but liberals as well - who were reluctant to talk with others with different racial or religious backgrounds. (more...)
U.S. must do better in cybersecurity, Obama says amid Clinton's email scandal
- July 11, 2016

The presumptive Democratic nominee in interviews to several U.S. networks tried to move past the controversy that was hung over her presidential bid, saying her use of a private email account as as secretary of state during President Barack Obama's first term was a "mistake". (more...)
Rallies, vigils after killings by police, Dallas ambush
- July 11, 2016

As that protest wound down, gunfire broke out; four snipers, the Dallas police said, had taken positions along the route. "It makes the killings worse to know that your disapproval of them has spared your reputations and not our lives", Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times after the deaths of Sterling and Castile. (more...)
Texas jail inmates credited with saving ill guard Texas jail inmates credited with saving ill guard
- July 11, 2016

Initially, one of the inmates stood up on taking notice of the ailing officer and started shouting for help, but they had to leave their cell to tend to the man. The video is unbelievable as these incarcerated inmates break free, but their own freedom was never a goal as they scramble to get to the guard on the floor. (more...)
Police Attacked In Several States In Wake Of Police Killings Police Attacked In Several States In Wake Of Police Killings
- July 11, 2016

The TBI says the preliminary investigation reveals Scott may have targeted individuals and officers after being troubled by recent incidents involving African-Americans and law enforcement officers in other parts of the country. The officer returned fire, injuring Beck. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that there is now no indication that the shooting is connected to the Dallas attack. (more...)
Conservative leadership race roiled by motherhood comments
- July 11, 2016

Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom are the final two candidates in the race to become the next Prime Minister, which will be decided by 150,000 Conservative Party members. Ms Leadsom is opposed by some modernisers within the party because of her opposition to gay marriage and the fox hunting ban. Ms May also embraced Ken Clarke's description of her last week as a "bloody hard woman". (more...)
Former Prime Minister John Howard responds to Chilcot report into Iraqi war
- July 11, 2016

Blair's government, it said, neglected to exhaust all peaceful options - and often neglect to consult senior ministers on major decisions - before heading to war. Sending men and women to war in the knowledge that many of them may die is a decision that should never be taken lightly or rashly. Diane Abbott, who voted against the war in 2003, told the BBC that Blair's reputation "bled to death in the sands of Iraq ". (more...)

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