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Boris Johnson appointed Britain's foreign minister
- July 14, 2016

May said that ex-Chancellor George Osborne had resigned from the government. Boris Johnson will be in charge of Britain's relationships with the rest of the world, as part of new PM Theresa May's immediate cabinet reshuffle. Ex-Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has been appointed home secretary. He said: "As David Cameron prepares to visit HM the Queen and tender his resignation I want to add my voice to those praising his remarkable service as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative ... (more...)
Miko Grimes blasts Dolphins owner Ross over Miko Grimes blasts Dolphins owner Ross over "Jew buddies"
- July 12, 2016

Berating the Miami Dolphins on Twitter is becoming a pattern for Miko Grimes, whose latest anti-Dolphins social media rant is filled with expletives and harsh criticism of South Florida's National Football League team. As she has done in the past, Miko then ripped Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and general manager Mike Tannenbaum . "Anyone that thinks I'm a racist needs to build a [expletive] bridge and get over it. (more...)
1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US
- July 11, 2016

Dagmar Vitek, medical director for Salt Lake County Health Department. Utah health officials said a resident infected with Zika has died, which they say marks the first death related to the mosquito-borne virus in the continental United States. (more...)
Americans gored in Spain's running of the bulls Americans gored in Spain's running of the bulls
- July 09, 2016

She says her husband pulled the beast away by the horn. Thursday's run lasted 2 minutes, 28 seconds. As part of the San Fermin festival, six bulls and accompanying steer down are released each day from July 7 to 14 to dash 930 yards down Pamplona's narrow streets to the city's bullring while dozens of humans run with them. (more...)
Dallas shooting: Black Lives Matter calls Dallas shooting a 'tragedy' in statement Dallas shooting: Black Lives Matter calls Dallas shooting a 'tragedy' in statement
- July 09, 2016

In Dallas, it said protesters actions were "cut short" when a lone gunman attack the police officers. He was eventually killed after negotiations didn't work and an exchange of gunfire ensued. The Army says Johnson was a private first class and his home of record is Mesquite, Texas. It said: To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is unsafe and irresponsible. (more...)
Paralympic athlete to be sentenced for murder of Reeva Steenkamp
- July 06, 2016

Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp at his home in an upscale Pretoria neighborhood in the early hours of Valentine's Day three years ago. Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to 6 years in jail by the High Court in Pretoria for murdering Reeva Steenkamp. (more...)
Hundreds protest against alleged police killings in Kenya Hundreds protest against alleged police killings in Kenya
- July 05, 2016

Court rooms across Kenya were deserted Monday as thousands of lawyers took to the streets in protest at the killing of a human rights lawyer representing the alleged victim of police brutality. Kenya's police force has been accused in the past of running hit squads targeting those - including human rights activists and lawyers - investigating allegations of police rights abuses. (more...)
University of Wisconsin-Madison student missing in Italy
- July 05, 2016

Beau Solomon, 19, from Wisconsin, was due to start a study overseas programme at John Cabot University , whose campus is in the central Trastevere district, which is near the river and popular with young people. The body of 19-year-old Beau Solomon was recovered from Rome's Tiber River. Abby Korenchan, 19, who graduated high school with Solomon said the news of Solomon's disappearance was a shock. (more...)
2 killed in Dhaka attack linked to Monash University in Malaysia 2 killed in Dhaka attack linked to Monash University in Malaysia
- July 05, 2016

Deputy Inspector General of Police Shahidur Rahman told Reuters on Sunday that authorities were investigating any connection between the attackers and transnational groups such as Islamic State or al Qaeda. SITE intelligence group, a terrorāļŒist tracker organisation, has put out five images allegedly of the attackers, standing in front of what resembles the flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). (more...)
Game of Thrones stars urge EU leaders to help Syrian refugees
- July 03, 2016

Headey, whose ruthless Cersei seized the Iron Throne in the finale, demonstrated she's nothing like her alter ego, who once told son Joffrey that "everyone who isn't us is an enemy". "You go to these camps, and people communicate with their hearts". So it's incredibly moving, and uplifting, and inspiring, and horrifying. "They're stuck. (more...)
Israel to cut Palestinian tax transfers after West Bank killing
- July 02, 2016

As to the situation in Gaza, the report stated that the "illicit arms buildup and militant activity by Hamas, the lack of control of Gaza by the Palestinian Authority, and the dire humanitarian situation, exacerbated by the closures of the crossings, feed instability and ultimately impede efforts to achieve a negotiated solution". (more...)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan sends text to Dortmund manager about Manchester United move
- July 02, 2016

However, it seems Manchester United went one step ahead and are already selling Henrikh Mkhitaryan kits on their official website. Mkhitaryan has been set to sign for the club, as per reports , for many weeks now, with his agent Mino Raiola pushing for an exit from the Westfalenstadion. (more...)
Taiwan's navy sinks fishing boat 'by mistake' Taiwan's navy sinks fishing boat 'by mistake'
- July 02, 2016

Although the missile's range was up to 300 miles, it did not cross the median line at Taiwan Strait which separates Taiwan and China. Taiwanese Defence Ministry said the missile hit a Taiwanese fishing boat, killing one person and injuring three crew members. (more...)
Police Grab Naked Man Dancing on Times Square TKTS Sign Police Grab Naked Man Dancing on Times Square TKTS Sign
- July 01, 2016

As McClean continued his stunt, a few police officers asked him to put on his clothes which he did but shortly after that he stripped all his clothes once again and leaped on to the TKTS booth at 47th street and Seventh Avenue, spurting obscene words and making obscene gestures. (more...)
British actor Hugh Laurie earns a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
- June 30, 2016

Texas-born Selena Quintanilla, who would have celebrated her 45th birthday in April, is one of 34 new honorees who will be recognized next year. The news was announced on Tuesday by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce , which revealed its Class of 2017. (more...)
China Wants 'Fair and Sensible' Solutions to Problems With India China Wants 'Fair and Sensible' Solutions to Problems With India
- June 30, 2016

It added, "China's action is based on worldwide norms, but India's reaction seems to indicate that their national interests can override principles recognised by the world". "Just a few weeks ago, President Obama and Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi welcomed the start of preparatory work on a site in Andhra Pradesh for six AP 1000 reactors to be built by an American company". (more...)
Breaking Brexit: The UK votes to leave the EU
- June 30, 2016

A YouGov projection based on a survey of 5,000 people on polling day suggests Remain is narrowly in front, with 52% to Leave's 48%. "I hope and pray that my sense of this tonight is wrong", Farage said . Perhaps Farage could be at one with nature. "Angry nativism doesn't win elections in this country". In an interview with CNN on Friday, Farage said: "I was written off as being a lunatic, and politically the support for this was absolutely tiny". (more...)
Government's clear mandate has strengthened foreign policy: PM Narendra Modi Government's clear mandate has strengthened foreign policy: PM Narendra Modi
- June 28, 2016

However, PM Modi said Rajan was as much a patriot as anybody else. Modi also defended Rajan in the face of strident criticism from right-wing members of his ruling political party. He had stated that just by paying a penalty, people with undisclosed income can free themselves of other complicated burdens. "This will also connect more people with the BJP, and help the party". (more...)
Australian Miller takes first MotoGP win Australian Miller takes first MotoGP win
- June 27, 2016

He also becomes the first rider on a non-factory bike to win a race since Toni Elias won the infamous Portuguese GP in 2006. Now we need to forget the incident and try to fight again in Assen . "I already didn't feel the noise of the others so I already had a good advantage". The layout is always good for our YZR-M1s so we are willing to have another go to get a great result again. (more...)
AAP MLA booked for misbehaving with women AAP MLA booked for misbehaving with women
- June 24, 2016

Delhi Police has lodged an FIR against Dinesh Mohaniya under Section 506 (criminal intimidation), Section 509 (Word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman) and Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code at the Neb Sarai Police Station. (more...)