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14 shot outside party in Southern California 14 shot outside party in Southern California
- July 18, 2016

The men, who were told to leave a Bakersfield house party, returned and opened fire into a crowd of more than 100 teenagers, injuring 14 people, authorities said. No arrests have been made and there is no immediate word on a motive for the attack. "We're getting very little cooperation at this point from people who were attending the party", Pruitt said. (more...)
Christie ally guilty, squeezed airline for route to 2nd home Christie ally guilty, squeezed airline for route to 2nd home
- July 18, 2016

David Samson , the former chairman of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, admitted his involvement in a scheme to pressure United Airlines to reinstate a flight from here to SC. The airline found before and after reinstating the route that it was a money-loser, Fishman said, and United has acknowledged that at no time prior to reinstating the route did it consult with any legal counsel or compliance personnel. (more...)
Iraq Cringes Over Extra US Troop Deployments Ahead of Battle for Mosul
- July 18, 2016

President Barack Obama will deploy 560 more troops to Iraq to help retake Mosul, the largest city controlled by the Islamic State , Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Monday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has pledged to retake the city by year-end, though some question whether the military will be ready in time. And while most of the U.S. (more...)
Malaysia Airlines settles damages with MH17 victims Malaysia Airlines settles damages with MH17 victims
- July 18, 2016

The plane was carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members, spread between ten different nationalities - 193 Dutch, 43 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, 10 British citizens, four Germans, four Belgians, three Filipinos, one Canadian and a New Zealander. (more...)
Pakistani model's brother says he killed her for 'honor' Pakistani model's brother says he killed her for 'honor'
- July 18, 2016

He said people had taunted him over the photos and that he found the social embarrassment unbearable. He said that he along with his wife went to sleep on the rooftop while Qandeel slept in a room where Waseem strangled her to death as he was against her working in showbiz. (more...)
Hillary Clinton finally 'feels the Bern'….in a good way
- July 18, 2016

They say this event was a good start in that direction. While not all Sanders supporters are "feeling the Bern" for Clinton, a Pew Poll shows 85 percent will end up voting for her. But after Sanders urged his supporters Tuesday to join him in backing Clinton, Trump responded in his true Twitter style that Sanders "is selling out!" and welcomed his disenchanted voters "with open arms". (more...)
Cleveland ready for Republican National Convention Cleveland ready for Republican National Convention
- July 18, 2016

Republican leaders say the party is unifying behind Trump even though most of the party's delegates to the national convention from ME are Ted Cruz supporters, and Cruz won the state's Republican caucus. During a call with reporters last week, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said he's seen Trump's tone change over a long period of time. The list of those sitting out the convention includes Gov. (more...)
Clinton using Republican convention to spur voter signups
- July 18, 2016

He touted his business background. "I would assume Trump would win it on the first ballot, but this is a unusual year, so anything can happen - maybe there will be a subsequent vote", she said. All except Trump have pulled out of the race. Some high-profile Nevada Republicans won't be at the convention. Dean Heller and U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei. (more...)
Michael Gove makes a play for Number 10 Michael Gove makes a play for Number 10
- July 18, 2016

Casting himself as a reluctant candidate, Gove declared that "I did nearly everything I could not to be a candidate for leadership of this party". "The Mail believes only Mrs May has the right qualities, the stature and experience to unite both her party and the country - and possibly usher in a new, cleaner, more honest kind of politics", the anti-EU newspaper said in a comment piece. (more...)
Baton Rouge police shooting
- July 18, 2016

Don Coppola told CNN . "At this time, our focus is to help identify and bring to justice those who are responsible for this heinous act". Three of the officers died, one was in critical condition and another was in fair condition, she said. (more...)
Turkey coup: 148 stranded Indian atheletes safe, Sushma Swaraj tweets Turkey coup: 148 stranded Indian atheletes safe, Sushma Swaraj tweets
- July 18, 2016

Over 150 students representing India in School World Sports Championship in Turkey, have been stranded in the country after a section of the Turkish military forces attempted to overthrow the Turkish government on 15 July. He also released emergency contact numbers for Indian nationals in Ankara: +905303142203; and in Istanbul: +905305671095. General Umit Dundar, the newly appointed acting chief of the general staff, said 41 police officers, two soldiers, 47 civilians and 104 people were ... (more...)
Republican Platform Tilts Right Of Trump On LGBT Issues
- July 18, 2016

Even as public opinion has swayed and same-sex marriage has become part of the law of the land, the party's platform has moved even more right than the last platform adopted in 2012. Pornography was also extolled as a "public health crisis" in the platform this year, an interesting stance given the party's nominee has appeared in Playboy . (more...)
Democrats share highlights of convention lineup
- July 17, 2016

Sanders received 1,894 delegates during the Democratic primary season, of whom 1,846 were pledged delegates. "I had a conference call with Sen". "There's been an explosion of Berners coming in through every portal of the campaign, and it's really exciting," Stein told US Uncut . (more...)
Obama marks anniversary of nuke deal; GOP aims to undermine
- July 17, 2016

However, upcoming elections in the US and an election next year in Iran could bring new leaders who want to undo the deal. On Wednesday, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani, who is a strong proponent of the deal, warned that Iran would pull back from the deal if the other parties, including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Russia and China, didn't adhere to their promises of sanctions relief. (more...)
Greece to examine Turkish soldiers' asylum requests Greece to examine Turkish soldiers' asylum requests
- July 17, 2016

They are due to appear before a Greek prosecutor on Sunday, one of the officials said. The Greek authorities replied that they will return the helicopter but will apply general procedure to the detained passengers who intend to ask for asylum in the country. (more...)
Sudan's Bashir travels to Rwanda despite ICC arrest warrant Sudan's Bashir travels to Rwanda despite ICC arrest warrant
- July 17, 2016

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will leave to Kigali, Rwanda, on Tuesday 12/7/2016 to attend meetings of the 27th round of the African Union (AU) Summit to be held there on July 17-18. "Withdrawal from ICC is entirely within the sovereignty of a particular state", Joseph Chilengi, an AU official, told reporters. Al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for alleged atrocities in the country's Darfur region. (more...)
Search for Broward County courthouse escapee continues Search for Broward County courthouse escapee continues
- July 17, 2016

He had broken out of his shackles and handcuffs, and left his jumpsuit on the ground in the hallway, said WPTV . "The deputy went after him, actually had his hand on the inmate's collar, but he got loose and went through the courtroom door", Lewis said. (more...)
Alton Sterling's Son Calls for Peaceful Protests
- July 17, 2016

Demonstrators were arrested for obstruction for stepping foot on any paved surface adjacent to the road, even if they didn't obstruct anything. The ACLU of Louisiana joined with other local groups to file a lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department Wednesday. (more...)
South Sudan evacuations continue; some locals turned back
- July 17, 2016

Despite repeated warnings from the United Nations, South Sudan's leader President Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar have failed to peacefully lead the country. Officials have warned of a severe humanitarian crisis in the country brought on by disrupted harvests and the displacement of more than 2 million people. (more...)
David Cameron Faces Last Questions As Prime Minster
- July 17, 2016

Mrs May held a meeting with the Queen, where she was appointed the Monarch's 13th Prime Minister. David Cameron has left 10 Downing Street for the last time as prime minister, as he set off on the short trip to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen and hand over the reins of power to Theresa May. (more...)
Turkey president survives coup attempt some blame on Pa.-based cleric
- July 17, 2016

Kerry said the coup attempt had come as a surprise to all, and added: "I must say, it does not appear to have been a very brilliantly planned or executed event". However, he was speaking from Istanbul , while the coup began in the capital Ankara . Rebel soldiers took over Turkish state broadcaster TRT television for a time. (more...)
Israeli attorney-general orders inquiry linked to Netanyahu
- July 17, 2016

Covering the meeting in its main front page news item, al-Ayyam said Shukri and Netanyahu discussed Egypt-brokered efforts to resume stymied peace talks. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukry's visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. "In recent days, many reports - which are inaccurate, to say the least - have been published in the media". (more...)
David Cameron: Farewell my feline friend
- July 17, 2016

And he welcomed incoming prime minister Theresa May, who he said would "provide strong and stable leadership" and negotiate the "best possible" Brexit deal. MPs did not join the standing ovation that concluded David Cameron's final Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, indicative of the anger in Scotland following the vote to leave the EU. (more...)
Obama slows pace of troop drawdown in Afghanistan
- July 17, 2016

He said he was committed not to allow any group to use Afghanistan "as a safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again". The NATO decision, however, relied on the USA remaining in Afghanistan to provide security, logistics and other support for the allies, particularly German troops working with Afghan forces in the north and Italian troops doing the same in the west. (more...)
Violence in South Sudan Leaves Thousands Displaced
- July 17, 2016

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a series of tweets, said: "Indians in South Sudan - Pls move out. The future of the country depends on the people of South Sudan making a firm and lasting commitment to peace, now". The flights will, however, first reach Thiruvananthapuram at around 5 am. The air evacuation ended on April 9 while the evacuation by sea ended on April 11. (more...)

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