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Pokemon Go Started As An April Fools Joke On YouTube
- July 12, 2016

While precise stats aren't available, the App Store suggests iPhone usage won't differ too much - Pokemon Go has topped both the Free and Top Grossing charts since launch. However, having hundreds of thousands of people walking around staring at their phones is becoming problematic. Users pay small amounts for game addons. (more...)
Storm in the South China Sea Storm in the South China Sea
- July 12, 2016

However these accounts are hotly contested by the other claimants in the sea. Meanwhile, the ruling may embolden the United States to carry out more "freedom of navigation" manoeuvres in the region as it rallies its allies against an increasingly-marginalised China. (more...)
Obama Calls on Congress to pass Zika Prevention Bill
- July 12, 2016

The latest case raises the number of confirmed infections in South Korea to six - one from the Dominican Republic, one from Brazil, one from Vietnam and three from the Philippines. As of Friday, DOH reported 246 Zika travel-related cases in Florida. Mosquitoes that spread zika are aggressive daytime biters. The most common carrier of the Zika virus , the yellow fever mosquito, is not found in CT. (more...)
Utah reports first Zika-related death in continental US
- July 12, 2016

Authorities said that the unidentified patient had traveled to an area with a Zika outbreak and had presented symptoms of the virus , including rash, fever, and conjunctivitis (a.k.a. Several Pennsylvania residents are known to have contracted the virus , mostly acquired by mosquito bites, while traveling overseas. The exact cause of death has not been determined, however. (more...)
Sheriff: 2 bailiffs, suspect dead in Michigan courthouse Sheriff: 2 bailiffs, suspect dead in Michigan courthouse
- July 12, 2016

According to Bailey, the shooting took place on the third floor of the courthouse in St. Joseph, about 40 miles from the border with Indiana. Shots rang out inside the Berrien County Courthouse at 2:30 pm on Monday. The gunman was shot and killed after two other bailiffs and multiple police officers responded to provide backup. The Sheriff's Office, along with the Michigan State Police and City of Saint Joseph Police - are still investigating the incident. (more...)
Black Lives Matter protests spread to Europe
- July 12, 2016

The Madison Police Department estimated almost 300 people took part in the protest. Before the perpetrator was known, The Drudge Report ran a headline saying "Black Lives Kill". A more careful statistical analysis showed the latter disparity was smaller, at about 3.5 times more likely, but the basic story is the same. Police officers launch smoke bombs and tear gas to clear out protestors who shut down highway I-94, July 9, 2016, in St. (more...)
The Final Two 2016 Manhattanhenge Events Are This Week The Final Two 2016 Manhattanhenge Events Are This Week
- July 12, 2016

The celestial phenomenon was named Manhattanhenge in 2002 in reference to Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, which aligns with the rising sun every summer solstice. Both the north and south sides of every cross street are illuminated. If you can snag a spot on 34th or 42nd Street, you may be able to fit the Chrysler Building or the Empire State Building in your frame as well for a particularly Instagrammable shot. (more...)
A former Arsenal goalkeeper you forgot existed is training with Liverpool A former Arsenal goalkeeper you forgot existed is training with Liverpool
- July 12, 2016

The 39-year-old stopper is now out of contract after being released by Augsburg at the end of 2015/16 following just two appearances across the campaign. Liverpool are looking for a new third-choice goalkeeper with Welsh global Danny Ward set to join Huddersfield on loan for the 2016/17 season. Wigan Athletic are interested in acquiring the Hungarian, whom Ward overtook in the pecking order last season, and if Manninger impresses he could subsequently be in line for a short-term contract. (more...)
MPs To Vote On Replacing Trident On 18 July MPs To Vote On Replacing Trident On 18 July
- July 12, 2016

The PM said lawmakers will vote "to confirm support for the renewal of a full fleet of four nuclear submarines capable of providing around-the-clock cover". The BBC has reported the draft conclusions from the review have been accepted by Mr Corbyn and could be considered formally at the party's conference in September. (more...)
The Secret Life of Pets scores a box office win The Secret Life of Pets scores a box office win
- July 12, 2016

This is different than say looking at the film as a whole, as in a lot of ways (animation detail, writing, overall message and heart) "Finding Dory " was the better of the two movies critically. Forecasts initially had the film opening in the low double digits. Pictures. The film earned an additional $22M this weekend, remaining in 3,591 locations. (more...)
Israeli authorities close Al-Aqsa mosque to non-Muslims after violence
- July 12, 2016

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Tuesday that following continued Palestinian attacks on police forces, the site would remain closed to visitors until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The government on Monday condemned the recurrent Israeli violations against Al Haram Al Sharif /Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem . The violence erupted amidst Palestinian fears that Israel is attempting to change the long-held status quo at the site, which allows Jews to visit the compound but ... (more...)
Southern Rail passengers to stage protest as services cut from timetable
- July 12, 2016

Southern Railway insisted the interim move was aimed at making services more "resilient". Her remarks come as RMT - which has grappled with a long-running dispute with GTR's Southern but recently offered to suspend strike threats for three months - said axing services was just a "fix of epic proportions" - since the "fewer trains you run, the fewer will be delayed and the better your headline performance statistics will look". (more...)
South Sudan president orders ceasefire after days of fighting
- July 12, 2016

U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby also called on the leaders to assert their control : "We again call on both leaders and their political allies and commanders to immediately restrain their forces from further fighting , return them to barracks, and prevent additional violence and bloodshed". (more...)
Theresa May to take over as British PM on Wednesday
- July 12, 2016

She says the country needs certainty, not a nine-week leadership race. Andrea Leadsom speaks to the media as she announces her withdrawal from the Conservative leadership race on July 11, 2016 in London . "I believe I can", the former shadow business secretary said , referring to the process of leaving the European Union. "We should now move as quickly as possible to ensure Theresa May can take over as leader". (more...)
Virginia Beach's Gabby Douglas headed back to the Summer Games in Rio
- July 12, 2016

Gold medalist Aly Raisman seems headed to Rio after finishing third overall with a score of 119.750 despite an error on her usually trusty floor exercise. "I lost the joy", she said . "Gabby has good worldwide level and I know her personality and I'm going back to what she did in the past". "She is as dominant as Michael Jordan was when he was on the top of his game. (more...)
Narendra Modi meets President of South Africa Jacob Zuma
- July 12, 2016

The potential is enormous and together we seek to harness it", wrote Modi in the post. Modi's African tour will focus on boosting cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food. In his comments to reporters, Modi invoked India's old ties with Africa, rooted in "shared struggles and suffering under colonial oppression" that brought the two together. (more...)
Oil near 2-month low on economic woes
- July 12, 2016

At 3:34pm BST, Comex silver contract for September delivery was up 1.75% or 35 cents to $20.45 an ounce, bolstered by hedging demand, while the Comex gold contract for August delivery was up a mere 0.05% or 30 cents to $1,358.70 an ounce. The rising USA oil drilling rig count and cuts in bullish hedge fund bets on crude to four-month lows also added to the hard fall in prices. The market last week slumped almost 8 percent in its biggest weekly losses in six months and already hit a ... (more...)
State Department reopens the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails State Department reopens the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails
- July 12, 2016

Apparently baffled by such a specific response to a vague question, Chaffetz said that he would ask the FBI to investigate whether Clinton lied to Congress. "But I do not see evidence that is sufficient to establish that Secretary Clinton or those with whom she was corresponding both talked about classified information on email and knew when they were doing it, that it was against the law". (more...)
Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters
- July 12, 2016

Several hundred protesters outraged by the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota took to the streets of San Francisco, blocking several roads and freeway on-ramps to the Bay Bridge. "But I'm especially gratified that our citizens here in Louisiana, to a very large degree, have made a decision to protest in a constructive and peaceful manner". (more...)
Sheriff: Inmate shot, killed 2 bailiffs after getting gun Sheriff: Inmate shot, killed 2 bailiffs after getting gun
- July 12, 2016

Baily told reporters that he didn't have details of what actually transpired but that the gunman was killed at the scene. We will add more details as they become available. Michigan State Police have secured the scene, according to a tweet from Gov. Rick Snyder. Joseph, who represents the district, said in a statement: "What occurred today in my hometown breaks my heart". (more...)
Police officer and others shot at Michigan courthouse Police officer and others shot at Michigan courthouse
- July 12, 2016

He said the man was able to disarm an officer. Members of the public "went for shelter once the shooting occurred and courageous officers were able to come to the rescue and bring the shooter down", Bailey said at a news conference on Monday afternoon. (more...)
Philippines willing to share South China Sea
- July 12, 2016

China's foreign minister spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry by telephone on Wednesday ahead of a key global court ruling on China's South China Sea claims and warned Washington against moves that infringe on China's sovereignty, Beijing's official Xinhua news agency reported . (more...)
India, Kenya sign 7 pacts; to deepen ties in security
- July 12, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, walks with Speaker of Kenyan Senate Ekwe Ethuro, left, and Nairobi City Governor Evans Kidero, center, as he arrives to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Kenyan founding President. Modi is on two days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered India's experiences and expertise to Kenya to help it fulfill its developmental priorities, in the sectors it chooses and the speed it prefers. (more...)
Jason Kenney has the right stuff Jason Kenney has the right stuff
- July 12, 2016

But the focus was on uniting the right. "I'm sure that 99.99 per cent of people who want to go to my website just Google it". Kenney highlighted his efforts as a member of the Reform party and later the Canadian Alliance, saying if that party managed to merge with the federal Tories in 2003, bringing together Alberta conservatives should be a "walk in the park". (more...)
Hague court to rule on South China Sea as tensions rise
- July 12, 2016

However, we now have to wait and see what China does in the future, especially after the Arbitration Court's ruling. Britain's position towards the conflict in the South China Sea is generally best pursued in coordination with its European and worldwide partners. (more...)

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