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'Hijacking' was technical glitch says SA Airlink 'Hijacking' was technical glitch says SA Airlink
- July 12, 2016

Airlink confirmed one of its aircraft, an Avro RJ, operating as flight SA8678, emitted an anomalous hi-jack alert through its transponder. Passengers who spoke to the media after a three-hour wait, said they experienced emotions ranging from panic to trauma after learning about the incorrect signal that had been sent out. (more...)
US Senate passes GM food labeling bill
- July 12, 2016

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, who signed the state's GMO labeling law in 2014, released a statement Wednesday afternoon. The food industry says about 75 percent to 80 percent of foods contain genetically modified ingredients - most of those corn and soy-based. (more...)
Sheriff: Inmate kills 2 bailiffs at MI courthouse
- July 12, 2016

A deputy and a civilian also were shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries, Bailey said. Bailey said only that the inmate was incarcerated on multiple charges. "In that fight the inmate was able to get the deputy's gun away and then shoot the deputy and then move out from that area and kill the two bailiffs", Bailey said. (more...)
Trump VP search down to 4 'terrific' options
- July 12, 2016

Only about 32 percent said they would vote for Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee. According to Correll, 20 states have statutes or laws requiring the binding of delegates to candidates, and Trump's detractors had expressed concerns that the candidate - who's known for a history of bringing lawsuits big and small against those he opposes - would use those laws to punish unfaithful delegates. (more...)
Gardner joins in efforts to strip Hillary Clinton of security clearances
- July 12, 2016

Republicans have said they intend to make a referral so the FBI can investigate. To criminally charge Clinton based on the facts his agency's yearlong probe had found would have been unwarranted and mere "celebrity hunting", Comey told a congressional investigative committee Thursday. (more...)
South China Sea: Philippines Willing To Share With China On Exploration South China Sea: Philippines Willing To Share With China On Exploration
- July 12, 2016

The court found that such historical claims - in China's case going back hundreds of years - are superseded by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Tensions have ratcheted up as China has reclaimed land in massive dredging operations, turning sandbars into islands equipped with airfields, ports and lighthouses. (more...)
Beijing South China Sea claims rejected by court
- July 12, 2016

The "nine-dash line" is China's purported historical boundary that covers about 85 percent of the South China Sea, including 80 percent of the Philippines' EEZ in the West Philippine Sea. The various maritime features relied upon by China to assert its claims in the South China Sea are not in fact islands and, as such, are not legally capable of generating such entitlements. (more...)
Obama stepping into storm of emotion in Dallas speech
- July 12, 2016

He is scheduled to speak Tuesday at a memorial service in Dallas for the five slain officers. Obama emphasized his commitment to enhancing public safety and reducing tensions between officers and the communities they serve, the White House said in a statement. (more...)
Obama to send 560 troops to Iraq Obama to send 560 troops to Iraq
- July 12, 2016

The base "will become a vital springboard for the (Iraqi forces') offensive into Mosul", the Pentagon said. Mosul first fell to ISIS back in 2014 . Among the troops who are being deployed to the airfield are engineers who have expertise in building and fixing runways. (more...)
Bangladesh turns off Zakir Naik's Peace TV
- July 12, 2016

Peace TV was put in the spotlight by Bangladeshi media after reports that attackers involved in the killing of 22 people, including 18 foreigners, at a Dhaka cafe on July 1 were inspired by the channel's founder Zakir Naik. Khan said the investigators were also probing Naik's financial transactions in Bangladesh. "We will also soon issue directives to all universities to scan their records and seriously look into the matter of missing students vis-à-vis terrorism", he added, underlining ... (more...)
Sanders wins liberal influence over Democratic platform
- July 12, 2016

Clinton herself recognizes the fine line she is trying to navigate. In negotiations with party leaders, Sanders and his people have helped hammer out a party platform that substantially moves the Democrats to the left. The platform, which serves as a guidepost for the party, will be voted on at the convention. Other policy priorities for the senator from Vermont included a $15-an-hour national minimum wage, which was incorporated into the party's platform at a meeting in Orlando, Florida, ... (more...)
House GOP ask US attorney to investigate Clinton over emails
- July 12, 2016

Clinton long maintained that she never sent or received e-mails "marked classified", a position she asserted during her nearly 11 hours of testimony in October before a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. (more...)
MICHIGAN: Prisoner Kills 2 Bailiffs, Wounds 2 Others Before Being Killed
- July 12, 2016

The shootout occurred yesterday afternoon outside the Berrien County courthouse in St Joseph, Michigan, in which the two bailiffs were killed, Sheriff Paul Bailey said, adding the suspect attacker was also gunned down, CNN said. and served in the United States Army. The sheriff said the melee ended when other officers approached and shot the inmate to death in the courthouse, according to The South Bend Tribune . (more...)
United Kingdom to get 2nd female PM: May, Leadsom in Conservative runoff United Kingdom to get 2nd female PM: May, Leadsom in Conservative runoff
- July 12, 2016

Justice Minister Michael Gove came third with 46. Prime Minister David Cameron said last month he was stepping down after voters, many of them swayed by concerns over high immigration and a desire to reclaim "independence" from Brussels, rejected his entreaties to keep Britain in the European Union and his warnings that leaving would spell economic disaster. (more...)
History beckons Britain's second woman prime minister
- July 12, 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the development and said he would offer his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday after attending a final session of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. They are likely to remind her of David Cameron's demand for a general election in 2007 on the grounds that Tony Blair's successor, Gordon Brown, "doesn't have the mandate (and) wasn't elected as prime minister". (more...)
10 things to know about the PM-to-be Theresa May
- July 12, 2016

Britain has faced the worst political turmoil in generations following June 23's shock referendum vote to leave the European Union. Meanwhile, in a sign of the continued shockwaves of the referendum vote, the opposition Labour party was also engaged in a leadership race on Monday, as Angela Eagle formally announced she would challenge Jeremy Corbyn - just 10 months after Corbyn was elected. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation accused of 'double standard' over Hillary Clinton email probe
- July 12, 2016

Ryan, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, has sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper saying denying Ms Clinton access to classified information would be an appropriate sanction for her mishandling of classified data while she was Secretary of State. (more...)
Hillary Clinton refutes Federal Bureau of Investigation charges that she was 'careless' with emails
- July 12, 2016

She was responding to comments from Comey, who said in two separate settings this week that it was highly likely that Clinton's email server was infiltrated by sophisticated foreign spy agencies. Last week, FBI Director James Comey said that 110 emails in 52 email chains were determined to contain some form of classified information at the time they were sent. (more...)
Hillary Clinton's trousers are on fire
- July 12, 2016

However, Mr Comey said the FBI investigation had found Mrs Clinton was " extremely careless " in sending classified information via her personal email account, and that 110 emails had contained classified information. "I've heard it a lot", he said. Mr Comey's rebuke of Mrs Clinton fanned the controversy and could still complicate her increasingly tight race against Republican rival Donald Trump. (more...)
Suspect in San Diego homeless killings is freed, no charges
- July 12, 2016

Police said at least three victims were sleeping alone. Lt. Nisleit of the SDPD - clearly uncomfortable - told the media assembled that the police crime lab had worked around the clock over the weekend on the case and that they now have "exculpatory evidence" - evidence in Padgett's favor, so now police do not feel confident in moving forward against him. (more...)
Pokemon Go clone tops app charts in China
- July 12, 2016

He went on to say that the game will also sport global leaderboards. Developed by Pokemon Company International, Niantic Inc and Nintendo Co Ltd, the game uses the GPS mapping and camera systems on players' devices. According to US-based research and statistics agency Statista, the value of mobile gaming industry will cross the $44.2 billion figure by 2018 and smartphones will account for 27% of all gaming revenue by that time. (more...)
Canadian runner Marchant cleared to race 10000, marathon double in Rio
- July 12, 2016

Lanni Marchant will compete in the women's marathon as well as the 10,000 metres at the upcoming Rio Games, allowing the Canadian distance runner to race a rare Olympic double. De Grasse, a 21-year-old from Markham, Ont., will feel the spotlight more than most in his first Olympic appearance, as a contender in track and field's marquee event. (more...)
Gunman ambushed Georgia officer after calling 911 to report break-in: authorities
- July 12, 2016

The man accused of calling 911 and then shooting the Valdosta police officer who responded to the call Friday morning has been identified as 22-year-old Stephen Paul Beck, formerly of Kennesaw. Officer Hancock is white and Beck, his arrested assailant, is Asian. Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told the AP that his officer was wearing a body camera that is being reviewed by the GBI. (more...)
Gingrich: White people 'don't understand being black in America' Gingrich: White people 'don't understand being black in America'
- July 12, 2016

In a Facebook Live interview with CNN's Van Jones, former Republican speaker Newt Gingrich said it's hard for white people to understand the "everyday danger" of being black in America. Newt Gingrich says that he thinks Donald Trump is a "necessary candidate" amid global anti-establishment sentiment, but that he wouldn't automatically say yes to an eventual proposal to become Trump's running mate. (more...)
Protesters with Black Lives Matter rally in Inglewood, shut down 405 Freeway Protesters with Black Lives Matter rally in Inglewood, shut down 405 Freeway
- July 12, 2016

The perception of the scary black man still exists. There was no bad intention behind what said. The Black Lives Matter rally was a response to the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA and Philando Castile in St. But the local group was particularly focused on the May 22 death of 22-year-old Vernell Bing Jr., who was shot and killed by a Jacksonville officer after he rammed a patrol auto in a stolen vehicle during a chase. (more...)

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