• Dallas hotel lights up in colors of France following attack
Dallas hotel lights up in colors of France following attack

The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets. Some even jumped into the sea, witnesses said. "I saw bodies flying like bowling pins in its path, heard noises, howls that I will never forget", said Damien Allemand, a journalist for the local Nice-Matin newspaper, who was among the revelers.

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  • Australian election too close to call
Australian election too close to call

The exceptionally close vote leaves Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull chasing support from key independent and minor parties - the very groups he called a risky double dissolution election to circumvent - to retain power. In sharp contrast to an angry speech in the hours after the vote, he acknowledged there was a swing against his Liberal/National...

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  • Diplomatic Dinner Date With Boris Johnson Poses Dilemma for EU Ministers
Diplomatic Dinner Date With Boris Johnson Poses Dilemma for EU Ministers

She promised a "bold new positive role" for Britain overseas and less "burning injustice" at home, drawing lessons from last month's bitter referendum and making a pitch for the centre-ground of politics where elections are traditionally won.

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  • France PM Valls: We are in war against terror
France PM Valls: We are in war against terror

According to some reports, the terrorist - a 31-year-old French-Tunisian man - may be connected to Islamic State, though no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, RIA Novosti reported . Over 100 more people were injured before police managed to stop and kill the perpetrator. After that there was no conscious thought, my body t...

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  • European Union hopes PCA's ruling helps with East Sea dispute settlemen
European Union hopes PCA's ruling helps with East Sea dispute settlemen

While Taiwan has asserted its independence from Beijing since the 1949 revolution, it claims the same territories as China in the South China Sea. "Malaysia is fully committed and calls on all parties to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) in its entirety; and th...

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  • Beijing Warns South China Sea Could Become A 'Cradle Of War'
Beijing Warns South China Sea Could Become A 'Cradle Of War'

The China Daily reported Thursday that the new runways cut travel time from China's southern Hainan Island to the reefs - a distance of more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) - from 30 hours by sea to 2 hours by air. Senator Conroy's remarks sparked an angry response from the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who accused him of ...

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  • Amid South Sudan evacuations, some locals are turned back
Amid South Sudan evacuations, some locals are turned back

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged the security council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan , sanction leaders and commanders who blocked the implementation of the peace deal, and fortify the UNMISS mission.

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  • Egypt Offers to Host Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
Egypt Offers to Host Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Shoukry during his visit stressed Egypt's commitment to offer all kind of support to both Palestinians and Israelis to resume peace negotiations. The Palestinians seek the establishment of an independent state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip - lands captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war.

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  • France declares three days of national mourning
France declares three days of national mourning

Dozens more people were injured. A CNN affiliate reports that police and the occupant or occupants of the truck exchanged gunfire. She said she could not say exact number of children hospitalized or the ages of those who died. "This afternoon our very own Brodie Copeland, as well as his father Sean Copeland, were killed during the terrorist att...

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  • First Zika-linked Microcephaly Case Identified in Harris County
First Zika-linked Microcephaly Case Identified in Harris County

However, in May, Texas health officials reported the first locally acquired case, according to Time magazine . "DEP personnel and county partners are monitoring for the presence of mosquitoes that have the potential to transmit the Zika virus".

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  • UK: Theresa May fires ministers in cabinet reshuffle
UK: Theresa May fires ministers in cabinet reshuffle

A day after replacing David Cameron, May moved to impose her authority by axing a handful of prominent ministers including Justice Secretary Michael Gove, a leading "Brexit" campaigner who had staged his own bid for prime minister . The new Brexit Secretary has indicated that Britain should formally quit the European Union around December 2018. ...

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  • Foreign Minister: al-Bashir welcome in Rwanda
Foreign Minister: al-Bashir welcome in Rwanda

The AU's Executive Council comprises Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the continent. South Sudan's leaders must "protect" their people and not "be the cause" of their suffering, she added. So far, all efforts to end the crisis have borne little fruit, with the government shunning the latest effort in Tanzania attended by opposition and civil...

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  • Trump Announces Mike Pence as VP Pick
Trump Announces Mike Pence as VP Pick

He'd planned to introduce his pick at a news conference Friday morning in NY, but said on Twitter Thursday evening that he would postpone the event "in light of the terrible attack". Trump was reportedly choosing between former House speaker Newt Gingrich , and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie . Trump's latest leaning comes after the billionaire ...

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  • US military likely to seek additional troops in Iraq - US general
US military likely to seek additional troops in Iraq - US general

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Monday an additional 560 United States troops would be sent to Iraq, and a senior U.S. officer said majority would go to the Qayyarah base. Up to 23 other people were wounded, he added. Police were forced to shut down several major roads around Baghdad as a result of the attack. The bombing at a checkpoint leadin...

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  • Sudan evacuates citizens from breakaway neighbour South Sudan
Sudan evacuates citizens from breakaway neighbour South Sudan

The third party force, he said , was preferable the current peace keepers of the United Nations in South Sudan (UNMISS), but added that other countries could contribute forces as long as they would be under the UNMISS mandate and command.

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  • Theresa May becomes prime minister, promising 'one nation' government
Theresa May becomes prime minister, promising 'one nation' government

Despite being a part of a Tory government that has disadvantaged working class people, May said her government "will be driven not be the interests of the privileged few, but by yours". "I am personally delighted at your appointment", said Cardinal Nichols. It's believed that telephone conversations have already been lined up with German leader A...

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  • Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Campaigning With Hillary Clinton
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Campaigning With Hillary Clinton

He's a staunch conservative, and with six terms in Congress his selection would likely ease GOP leaders' concerns about Trump's political inexperience and volatile temperament. Twenty-four percent said she did nothing wrong. Trump was in California Thursday for several fundraisers. "Because all the bad things that Donald Trump says, Hillar...

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  • Hillary Clinton campaigns in Va. with Sen. Tim Kaine
Hillary Clinton campaigns in Va. with Sen. Tim Kaine

Kaine is often characterized as a "safe" choice, a politician with an impressive resumé who can help Clinton reinforce the notion that Democrats offer a more sensible ticket than Republicans. This mirrors the pattern of white evangelicals who supported other Republican candidates during the primaries, with around 90% of them saying that they supp...

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  • American father and son killed in Nice attack while on family vacation
American father and son killed in Nice attack while on family vacation

Noting that the attack occurred on Bastille Day , Obama praised "the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world". "People were flooding the streets, just walking away from the show, and I heard a lot of loud noises and people were screaming and so to the west, a big moving truck was ...

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  • Dr Mahathir To Form New Party, Join New Opposition Pact
Dr Mahathir To Form New Party, Join New Opposition Pact

The formation of the yet-to-be-named coalition will see Mahathir - who led BN during his 22 year premiership - collaborate with many of his former rivals and long-time nemeses, setting aside political differences to oust Najib, who is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal.

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