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Civilians Take Refuge At UN Base As Fighting Escalates In South Sudan Civilians Take Refuge At UN Base As Fighting Escalates In South Sudan
- July 12, 2016

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also called upon the Security Council to fortify the peacekeeping force in South Sudan and slap additional sanctions on leaders blocking implementation of the peace agreement. "Yet again, the leaders of South Sudan have failed their people", Ban said. In December 2013, soldiers from Kiir's Dinka ethnic group tried to disarm Nuer soldiers perceived to be loyal to Machar. (more...)
PM Turnbull's party to continue in power, declares victory in elections PM Turnbull's party to continue in power, declares victory in elections
- July 12, 2016

It is vital that we work together and as far as we can, find ways upon which we can all agree, consistent with our policies that we have taken to the election, consistent with our political principles, that we meet the great challenges Australia faces. (more...)
Obama warns against attacking police Obama warns against attacking police
- July 12, 2016

But even with such a large and impassioned group of people, there were no arrests and no reports of violence of any kind. Baton Rouge wasn't as chaotic, tensions flared as protesters gathered at the Triple S convenience store, the city's police department and the state capitol, following Tuesday's fatal shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling by two white police officers outside the store . (more...)
Expert confused over Trudeau's announcement to bolster troops in Europe
- July 12, 2016

Authorities have named former US Army reservist Micah Johnson as the lone gunman in Thursday night's attack in Dallas, which came at the end of a rally to protest against police killings. "I think we have to assume that a referendum having been passed with a lot of attention, a lengthy campaign and relatively high participation rates is going to stick", Obama said when asked if Britain could go back on the vote. (more...)
United States selection committee officially names Women's Gymnastics team United States selection committee officially names Women's Gymnastics team
- July 12, 2016

The Olympic trials for the USA gymnastics team concluded yesterday and we finally know which five team members will be heading to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games. Douglas ultimately made the 2012 Olympic team and solidified her fame with her performance at the London Olympic Games. "All my dreams are coming true; it's been a dream since I was a little girl, and I can't believe I have made it this far!" In 2015, she won the uneven bars world title in a four-way tie for gold. (more...)
Gabby Douglas makes US Olympic gymnastics team Gabby Douglas makes US Olympic gymnastics team
- July 12, 2016

Locklear then heard her name as an alternate and her mood brightened drastically, realizing she was going to Rio de Janeiro . Though hardly surprising after she won the USA junior championship previous year, Hernandez's past month of competition has been impressive as she has shown she belongs with the top gymnasts in the world. (more...)
The Baton Rouge protest photograph everyone is talking about The Baton Rouge protest photograph everyone is talking about
- July 12, 2016

The investigation into the killing of Alton Sterling by two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 5 will now entirely be out of local hands, after the local police department and the district attorney recused themselves from the case. (more...)
Michigan governor says courthouse secured after shots fired Michigan governor says courthouse secured after shots fired
- July 12, 2016

The shooting took place at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Mich. around 2:30 p.m., Fox 17 reported . State Police have secured the scene at a MI courthouse where a shooting occurred on Monday, according to a tweet from Gov. (more...)
Suhr tops USA trials in pole vault Suhr tops USA trials in pole vault
- July 12, 2016

Behind the pair, Prandini just held off a strong stretch run from Felix, the 400 victor last weekend. She did make the 400-meter lineup, and that is, indeed, quite an accomplishment considering the injury she suffered this spring. He'll be joined by Robby Andrews and Ben Blankenship. Muhammad won the 2013 USA title but missed the meet a year later and then finished seventh in 2015. (more...)
France tops Canada, gets last Olympic basketball berth
- July 12, 2016

Parker took over late and France downed Canada, 83-74, to secure the last ticket to Rio in the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena. The French, the world's fifth-ranked team, eliminated eight-ranked Turkey 75-63 despite relatively quiet nights for most of their contingent of National Basketball Association stars including Tony Parker , Boris Diaw and Nicolas Batum . (more...)
Wales 9/1 to win Euro 2016 after victory over Belgium
- July 11, 2016

It's a big blow for Ramsey and Wales but he is confident he will have the chance to play in the final in Paris on July 10. Some appeared to indulge a little too much. Wales fans have been celebrating their side's shock win over Belgium - with scenes of pure ecstasy in Lille and around Wales . The stunning victory against a side ranked second in the world was the greatest result in Welsh football history and will embolden the players when they meet Portugal next Wednesday to fight ... (more...)
Black Lives Matter to hold peaceful protest in OKC Black Lives Matter to hold peaceful protest in OKC
- July 11, 2016

It started Tuesday, with a familiar scene: A black man, on the ground, shot by police, with the incident captured on cellphone video. "In the last few days, this country witnessed the recorded murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police, the latest victims in this country's failed policing system". (more...)
Dallas police headquarters under lockdown after anonymous threat
- July 11, 2016

Dallas Police spokesman Sr Cpl Monica Cordova said security around the area had been tightened but called the measures precautionary. "We know from research that when officers hold very distrustful views of the community, when they're more cynical. (more...)
Pak Deplores 'Unlawful Use of Force' Against Civilians in Kashmir Pak Deplores 'Unlawful Use of Force' Against Civilians in Kashmir
- July 11, 2016

The separatists have called for a valley-wide shutdown till Monday to protest against Wani's killing. Protests erupted after the killing leading to clashes between civilians and security forces. Tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, have died in the fighting since 1989. The Government promised to investigate if there was any instance of disproportionate use of force by security forces even as it appealed to the people not to become tools in the machinations of instigators of ... (more...)
For quick exit ahead of summit For quick exit ahead of summit
- July 11, 2016

European leaders gathering without a British representative for the first time in 40 years poured cold water on the chance of Britain gaining no-strings-attached access to the huge EU single market of 500 million people. He had warned Britain a day earlier that it did not have "months to meditate" before triggering Article 50 - the European Union treaty clause that begins the two-year withdrawal process - after Mr Cameron's successor takes office in early September. (more...)
Carter: US will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul Carter: US will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul
- July 11, 2016

The city of 2.5 million people fell to Islamic State forces after a lightning offensive in June 2014.The ultimate goal was "the recapture of all of Iraqi territory by the Iraqi security forces, but of course Mosul is the biggest part of that", Carter said ."The point of seizing that [Qayyarah] airfield is to be able to establish a logistics and air hub in the immediate vicinity of Mosul", Carter said. (more...)
Chelsea FC Boss Antonio Conte Gives Emotional Goodbye to Italy Chelsea FC Boss Antonio Conte Gives Emotional Goodbye to Italy
- July 11, 2016

The Bayern Munich goalkeeper said he had been annoyed when Bonucci's 78th-minute penalty had cancelled out Mesut Ozil's opening goal in regular time. Italy were given a penalty in 78th minute after Jerome Boateng's clumsy handball in the area. (more...)
Death toll from South Sudan fighting climbs to 272: government source
- July 11, 2016

Considerable fighting has centered around the United Nations base in the Jebel area, where about 30,000 civilians have taken refuge. Heavy fighting was heard in Juba on Monday, about four days after a shootout in the the city between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar, the former rebel leader. (more...)
N. Korea threatens to retaliate if U.S. deploys THAAD on the peninsula N. Korea threatens to retaliate if U.S. deploys THAAD on the peninsula
- July 11, 2016

North Korea threatened Monday to turn its southern neighbor into a "sea of flames", prompting South Korea to warn of a "stringent retaliation". North Korea said on Monday it has told the United States it will sever the only channel of communication between them, at the United Nations in NY, after Washington blacklisted leader Kim Jong Un last week for human rights abuses. (more...)
Fears that fighting in South Sudan's capital will spread Fears that fighting in South Sudan's capital will spread
- July 11, 2016

A government tank fired on a Chinese armored personnel carrier Sunday, a witness in the United Nations base told The Associated Press. Civil war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 following a power struggle between Machar, an ethnic Nuer, and Kiir, from the dominant Dinka group. (more...)
Pro-Brexit MEP Nigel Farage resigns as leader of UK Independence Party Pro-Brexit MEP Nigel Farage resigns as leader of UK Independence Party
- July 11, 2016

My aim in being in politics was to get Britain out of the European Union", he said yesterday. He said: "I have made a decision to stand aside as Leader of UKIP". Mr Crowther said he had given notice some time ago that he would resign in July regardless of the referendum result. He withdrew his resignation three days later. (more...)
Relatives of Palestinian attack victims sue Facebook for $1 billion in US
- July 11, 2016

In response, Facebook defended its regulations against online abuse . The lawsuit, filed by the families of five American victims of attacks, alleges that the Menlo Park, CA-based technology company allowed Palestinian militant group Hamas to use Facebook to carry out recent assaults. (more...)
National TV ad to educate on transgender discrimination National TV ad to educate on transgender discrimination
- July 11, 2016

When Kupec tries to use the women's restroom she faces opposition from the restaurant's manager and other patrons. A transgender rights ad from Fairness USA, an organization that advocates for transgender equality, will air on Fox News during the last night of the GOP Convention on Thursday, July 21. (more...)
LafargeHolcim sells India cement unit to Nirma LafargeHolcim sells India cement unit to Nirma
- July 11, 2016

LafargeHolcim Group, the Franco-Swiss company producing construction materials, intends to sell its branch in India for $1,4 bln, says the official company's statement. The purchase of the 11 million tonnes in cement assets will help the company convert into a prominent cement producer. Ahmedabad-based diversified group Nirma has presence in soaps, detergents, salt, soda ash, caustic soda, cement, packaging, etc. (more...)
Petraeus case worse than Clinton's emails — FBI Director Comey Petraeus case worse than Clinton's emails — FBI Director Comey
- July 11, 2016

The four-and-a-half hour hearing , however, appeared to eke out several new seams for Republicans to pursue. "I don't think there's been a referral from Congress". "Well, no, there is evidence of mishandling here", Mr. Comey said. Comey says under questioning from lawmakers that the investigation did not establish that Clinton was "particularly sophisticated" with the use of electronic information. (more...)

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