• Funerals Wednesday for 3 of 5 slain Dallas police officers
Funerals Wednesday for 3 of 5 slain Dallas police officers

All of it has left us wounded and angry and hurt. President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he understood why Americans felt there was a widening racial gulf in the country, but rejected the suggestion that tensions would only get worse. " Obama condemned rhetoric suggesting harm to police, saying it did a disservice to the cause of justice". Ob...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn: Labour leader on leadership ballot after NEC vote
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour leader on leadership ballot after NEC vote

On Tuesday evening the National Executive Committee voted by 18-14 that Corbyn would automatically be on the ballot - which is lucky for him as there is a good chance he would not have secured the necessary MP votes otherwise. There was a buoyant response at a Keep Corbyn event in Kentish Town, north London , attended by more than a thousand s...

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  • Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM barred from contesting civic polls in Maharashtra
Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM barred from contesting civic polls in Maharashtra

In a statement issued by state election commissioner JS Sahariya mentioned that the action has been taken because the party did not submit the returns in spite of reminding it on various occasions. The AIMIM, a Hyderabad-based outfit until two years ago, entered Maharashtra two years ago where it succeeded in winning two legislative Assembly seats.

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  • Chinese civil aircraft land on new South China Sea airports
Chinese civil aircraft land on new South China Sea airports

But swathes of the sea are also claimed by other littoral states - including the Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei - as well as Taiwan. China , which refused to participate in the proceedings, has rejected the tribunal order, with President Xi Jinping saying that China's territorial sovereignty and marine rights would not be affec...

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  • US sends Marines to South Sudan capital to protect citizens
US sends Marines to South Sudan capital to protect citizens

While the United Nations said the cease-fire in Juba appeared to be holding, it was "hugely worrying" that the fighting appeared to have spread outside the capital, the United Nations human rights office in Geneva said Tuesday. "We continue to press, obviously, the leaders in South Sudan to end the fighting and to provide unfettered humanitaria...

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  • England vs Pakistan: Kevin Pietersen rejected approach to become tourists' batting consultant
England vs Pakistan: Kevin Pietersen rejected approach to become tourists' batting consultant

Root denied England's middle-order would be weakened by his promotion and the ongoing absence through injury of all-rounder Ben Stokes. For one, the Anderson injury opened up a slot in the England team for a bowler to walk in but more vitally, the selectors chose to bring in a quick bowler ahead of a spinner or even a back-up batsman.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn leadership row may end up in court
Jeremy Corbyn leadership row may end up in court

Following a meeting at Labour headquarters in central London lasting more than five hours, the NEC voted by 18 to 14 in his favour. The MP for Pontypridd had given an indication of his plans in a tweet on Sunday which said: "I am not prepared to stand by and see our party split".

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  • Islamic State car bomb attack kills seven north of Baghdad
Islamic State car bomb attack kills seven north of Baghdad

The bomb on Tuesday, killed at least 10 people and injured tens of others, officials said. Speaking to Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, a medical official confirmed the casualty figures. One of the two IS attacks was a massive truck bombing in Baghdad's bustling commercial area of Karada, also a predominantly Shiite neighborhood,...

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  • Leaders of both sides in South Sudan fighting order ceasefire
Leaders of both sides in South Sudan fighting order ceasefire

The two have yet to integrate their forces - a key part of the peace deal. South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011 but its short history has been marred by years of civil war. The U.N. now has 12,000 peacekeeping troops and police in South Sudan. Sushma Swaraj has assured the situation for Indians in South Sudan will be dealt with immed...

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  • Japan's Emperor Akihito, 82, considering retiring
Japan's Emperor Akihito, 82, considering retiring

Japan, which claims to have one of the world's oldest monarchies, has not seen an imperial abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in 200 years, NHK said. He was also the first Japanese ruler to marry a commoner. Emperor Kokaku, who gave up the throne in 1817, was the last Japanese emperor to abdicate, NHK said.

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  • Obama to offer Dallas 'some measure of comfort' in visit today
Obama to offer Dallas 'some measure of comfort' in visit today

Obama must also wrestle with his proclivity for reason over emotion as he addresses a police department, a city and a nation shaken by fear. If Americans don't confront such shortcomings, Obama warned, "not just in the comfort of our own circles, but with those who look different than us or bring a different perspective, then we will never brea...

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  • Theresa May will become Britain's prime minister on Wednesday
Theresa May will become Britain's prime minister on Wednesday

He said a "prolonged period of transition" was not necessary, and added: "So tomorrow I will chair my last cabinet meeting ". According to an official spokeswoman for the Prime Minister, Cameron argued that the renewal of Trident was "ultimate insurance to protect from future threats into the 2030s, 40s and 50s".

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  • Double-dissolution Australian election backfires for PM Turnbull
Double-dissolution Australian election backfires for PM Turnbull

Counting continued on Tuesday and the race remains too close to call. The count was progressing slowly on Tuesday and it is possible the result will not be known for several more days as large numbers of absentee and postal votes are processed.

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  • US sends troops to South Sudan capital to protect citizens
US sends troops to South Sudan capital to protect citizens

The latest upsurge in fighting has left many South Sudanese angry and uncertain. Kiir is from the Dinka tribe and Machar is a Nuer. "The reason [the troops] are here is to provide me and my team with support so we can continue to help resolve the crisis and provide humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan", Ambassador Phee added.

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  • Dexterous bear somehow manages to lock itself in a auto
Dexterous bear somehow manages to lock itself in a auto

In the video, you can hear deputies ask, "How'd you get in there, bear?" "Yeah, stay away from me bear!" The deputies were able to pop the handle on the latch and the bear was able to crawl its way out and skip off back into the woods. The bear had somehow entered and locked itself inside the auto, and the deputies couldn't figure out how, the de...

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  • Theresa May to become United Kingdom PM today
Theresa May to become United Kingdom PM today

On Wednesday, May, known for her tough stance on immigration, is set to become the United Kingdom's next prime minister, following David Cameron's official resignation, after being home secretary for the past six years. Mrs Leadsom's surprise announcement meant Mrs May, who had been the front runner, was the only remaining candidate in the race. ...

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  • Obama to honour 5 Dallas officers shot by man out for revenge
Obama to honour 5 Dallas officers shot by man out for revenge

Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. After each fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, President Barack Obama has swiftly spoken out against bad policing, giving voice to the generations of African-Americans who have found themselves at the wrong end of a baton, a snarling dog or a gun.

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  • Japan leads Asian stock markets higher on stimulus hope
Japan leads Asian stock markets higher on stimulus hope

Abe's election victory and last Friday's U.S. jobs report combined to give a lift to shares in Asia, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbing 2.1% overnight. Corn gained 0.9%, rallying for the third day in Chicago since entering a bear market on Wednesday. The euro fell 0.2 percent to $1.1025 and sterling fell 0.3 percent to $1.2920 ahead of a...

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  • Coalition claims victory but troubles not over yet
Coalition claims victory but troubles not over yet

Greens MP Adam Bandt isn't surprised he's yet to receive a call from Mr Turnbull, after saying the party wouldn't support a conservative government. "I think he'll be a great prime minister should be get over the line as I hope we will", Bishop said.

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  • Baghdad bombing death toll rises to 292 - health ministry
Baghdad bombing death toll rises to 292 - health ministry

It is unclear what the government plans to replace the fake detectors with, but Abadi has ordered the roll-out of US-made Rapiscan scanners on roads into Baghdad . According to CNN , the terrorist group said it was targeting Shiites. In 2010, British authorities arrested the director of the British company ATSC Ltd.

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