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Slain Dallas officer was 'all-American kid,' father says
- July 10, 2016

Smith, and DART officer Brent Thompson were also killed. Officer Zamarripa was married and the father of a 2-year-old daughter. "The great @ cubagoodingjr ", Zamarripa (center in photo below) wrote under the photo. Zamarripa's father, Rick, was understandably heartbroken by his son's death, telling the Washington Post , "He comes to the United States to protect people here and they take his life". (more...)
Labour membership rises by 100000 as leadership battle continues Labour membership rises by 100000 as leadership battle continues
- July 10, 2016

I want to reach out to all our members, all our supporters, all our trade union affiliates, and to my colleagues in parliament. "The Labour Party is splitting at a critical time when we should be pulling together instead". Mr Corbyn's message was compared to a "hostage video" by his critics, with one source dismissing the "continued acts of desperation" from the leader. (more...)
Euro Cup 2016: France beat Germany 2-0
- July 10, 2016

It is sure to be a fascinating contest between a star-studded France team and the Ronaldo-led Portugal. The players had felt the support of the French nation behind them, he said. "I always trusted my players". We came so close to the final and to then lose in such an unfortunate way is reason enough to have a few days of calm to analyse the match and the tournament. (more...)
Edhi's donation after death gave vision to two blinds Edhi's donation after death gave vision to two blinds
- July 10, 2016

Edhi was widely regarded as a guardian of the poor and reportedly never kept more than two pairs of clothes and worn-out shoes for himself, not because he could not afford better ones, but because he chose to wear what the majority of people he served wore. (more...)
UK Rejects Second Referendum Petition UK Rejects Second Referendum Petition
- July 10, 2016

Now, the United Kingdom government has issued an official response to the petition , dashing the hopes of voters who want to see another referendum . At least 1.2 million of those who voted leave, however, regret their vote according to research by Opinum. Still, since the nation didn't appear unanimous, the petition urged the government to consider a revote through a second referendum . (more...)
Clinton, Trump react to murders in Dallas
- July 10, 2016

Clinton is expected to speak on the shooting events at a historically black church in Philadelphia on Friday evening. "For now, let's focus on what we already know deep in our hearts". "We must stand in solidarity with law enforcement, which we must remember is the force between civilization and total chaos", he said. Clinton had issued a series of statements in recent days in response to fatal encounters between police and black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, suggesting that racism had ... (more...)
Protests against police shooting to resume in Baton Rouge
- July 10, 2016

Outside the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters Friday night, a line of officers with shields pushed hundreds of protesters away. The gathering at the Triple S convenience store came after overnight demonstrations produced tense moments resulting in 30 arrests. (more...)
After fatal shootings, Clinton calls for reform, understanding
- July 10, 2016

The shootings of Dallas police officers were "a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe", Trump said in a statement that also referenced this week's police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. (more...)
President Obama Makes Statement On Dallas Shootings
- July 10, 2016

Obama was speaking from Warsaw, where he arrived early Friday for a summit of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders. A White House task force on better policing tactics issued recommendations previous year on how to improve community relations with law enforcement. (more...)
Activists say airstrikes in northern Syria kill more than 20
- July 10, 2016

SANA says rebel groups targeted residential neighborhoods in the government-held area of the divided city, hammering them with rocket fire Friday night. Syrian state media reported roughly similar figures. The government has been accused of using siege tactics to pressure rebel forces, and the United Nations says almost 600,000 Syrians live in besieged areas, most surrounded by government forces although rebels also use the method. (more...)
Uber gets OK to operate in Philadelphia during convention Uber gets OK to operate in Philadelphia during convention
- July 10, 2016

DART buses that link to SEPTA commuter rail will operate on new schedules for the time being after SEPTA limited its commuter rail service when it found cracks on the suspensions of 120 railroad cars. The removal of the cars did not affect service during the Independence Day weekend, but problems occurred Tuesday when SEPTA went on a modified Saturday schedule and suburban Regional Rail users returned to work. (more...)
Gloomy Pakistan Bids Farewell To National Hero Abdul Sattar Edhi
- July 10, 2016

Two iconic figures representing Pakistan overseas, Malala Yousafzai and Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf, have joined a growing chorus for posthumously awarding Abdul Sattar Edhi with the Nobel Prize for his humanitarian work. Edhi was buried in a plot in one of the many free graveyards run by his philanthropic foundation, wearing the clothes he died in - one of his two sets of shalvar kamiz, the only clothes he owned and that he washed himself. (more...)
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...)

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