• Jeff Gordon could replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Brickyard 400
Jeff Gordon could replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Brickyard 400

If Earnhardt isn't cleared to race in time for the upcoming Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, Gordon - a five-time victor of the race - is expected to take over Earnhardt's Hendrick Motorsports Chevy for the July 24 race. "To get healed, he needed to be out of the vehicle". After returning from the race, he saw doctors for what he initially though...

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  • North Korea arrests defector for conspiring to kidnap North Korean children
North Korea arrests defector for conspiring to kidnap North Korean children

Eager fans of the game have been flocking to the northeastern city of Sokcho - near the border with North Korea in Gangwon Province - for a chance to play, because it isn't classified as South Korean territory in Google Maps. The South Korean military announced on Wednesday that it will place the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the c...

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  • Erdogan vows 'heavy price' for coup plotters
Erdogan vows 'heavy price' for coup plotters

Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA said, "The Irish Travel Agents Association are monitoring the situation in Turkey in close partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs". In a TV statement, the army group said: "Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and f...

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  • Congress demands removal of Arunachal Pradesh Governor
Congress demands removal of Arunachal Pradesh Governor

Asserting that numerical strength was very important in democracy, it said the current Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has the number to run the government and not his predecessor Nabam Tuki , whose government has been revived by the judgement.

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  • S.Sudan fighting forces 40000 to flee in 4 days
S.Sudan fighting forces 40000 to flee in 4 days

The body set up to oversee a peace deal signed last August between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar - the former vice president who has now been restored to his role in a unity government - has made a similar suggestion. United Nations spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, described the reports as "highly disturbing" and called on South Sudanese a...

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  • President Obama Calls Attack On Nice 'Appalling,' 'Sickening'
President Obama Calls Attack On Nice 'Appalling,' 'Sickening'

He was reportedly a Nice resident who had previous run-ins with police but was not known to intelligence services. As it was his first conviction, Bouhlel was given a six-month suspended sentence and had to contact police once a week, which he did, Mr Urvoas added.

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  • Turkish military says armed forces have 'fully seized control' of country
Turkish military says armed forces have 'fully seized control' of country

No one in Turkey predicted what happened on Friday night when soldiers took control of Istanbul's two main bridges across the Bosphorus and flew F-16 fighter jets low in Ankara . In a speech at Istanbul airport, Mr Erdogan said: "What is being perpetrated is a treason and a rebellion". The US military command in Europe has ordered American force...

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  • Authorities: Highway gunman motivated by police shootings
Authorities: Highway gunman motivated by police shootings

The man believed to be responsible for a series of shootings in Bristol, Tennessee, on Thursday may have been motivated by "recent incidents involving African-Americans and law enforcement officers in other parts of the country", according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

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  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nice Terrorist Attack
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nice Terrorist Attack

But the statement made no reference by name to Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel , the 31-year-old dual Tunisian native whom police shot dead here Thursday night and have identified as the driver of the truck that carried out the attack. He had also earlier been repeatedly reported to police for theft and " acts of violence and use of weapons ", ac...

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  • Boris: UK Relationship With EU Will 'Intensify'
Boris: UK Relationship With EU Will 'Intensify'

Downing Street says Liz Truss has been named justice secretary and lord chancellor - the top official in the judicial system. Other EU leaders already are pressuring the U.K.to open formal talks - and warning that the United Kingdom can not have access to the single European market without accepting free movement of EU citizens, a sticking point ...

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  • Vigil for victims of Nice attack in Toronto tonight
Vigil for victims of Nice attack in Toronto tonight

Many witnesses said Friday that the packed corniche had been only lightly guarded by police during fireworks on the gently warm night. Sean Copeland, 51, and his son Brodie, 11, of Lakeway, Texas, were on a European summer vacation that began with the running of the bulls in Spain.

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  • ISIS Claims Attack on Nice
ISIS Claims Attack on Nice

Cazeneuve said the carnage had "deeply shocked the French and at the same time shows the extreme difficulty of the anti-terrorism fight". And counterterrorism officials have expressed concern that despite U.S.-led coalition gains against the group in Iraq and Syria, which have prompted a loss of Islamic State's control over their territory and ...

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  • President Htin Kyaw to visit Mongolia for Asia-Europe meeting
President Htin Kyaw to visit Mongolia for Asia-Europe meeting

They expressed their determination to counter terrorism and prevent violent extremism in all forms in accordance with global law and the United Nations Charter. "Discussions at this year's meeting will focus on connectivity, economic cooperation, and counter-terrorism", Mr McCully says. She is also expected to meet the Russian President Vladimir ...

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  • Ban calls for arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan
Ban calls for arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan

Over a third of South Sudan's 12 million people depend on humanitarian aid. The violence began with a shootout, and has since involved the use of heavy artillery, tanks and helicopters. Any South Africans trapped in South Sudan have been urged to contact the South African embassy in Juba for assistance in being able to leave the country.

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  • Nigel Farage Resigns As UKIP Leader After Brexit Victory
Nigel Farage Resigns As UKIP Leader After Brexit Victory

But UKIP under his leadership has also become a significant electoral force, winning 29% of the North East vote in the 2014 European elections and 14% of the vote in the North East in last year's general election. He, however, insisted today that "I won't be changing my mind again, I promise you". "In terms of who I think the next leader should b...

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  • United States to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive
United States to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

The base "will become a vital springboard for the (Iraqi forces') offensive into Mosul", the Pentagon said. Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had pledged to retake Mosul from the Islamic State by the end of the year. Iraqi security forces said they defused a second explosive truck parked underneath the Rashidiya bridge. USA techni...

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  • Mosul: Noose Tightens Around ISIS as Iraqi Army Advances
Mosul: Noose Tightens Around ISIS as Iraqi Army Advances

The extra troops, including engineers and logistics experts, would help local forces planning to retake the IS stronghold of Mosul, Mr Carter said. The operation is backed by coalition air strikes. "Over 560 additional troops will work out from Qayara airbase, which the Iraqi forces retook from ISIS and there are plans to use this airbase as a st...

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  • China calls arbitral court
China calls arbitral court "mouthpiece" for certain groups

The exercises will take place from Tuesday to next Monday and other ships were prohibited from entering the waters, according to an online statement by the Maritime Safety Administration. Washington is closely watching whether Beijing will take further provocative measures such as unilaterally declaring an ADIZ over the South China Sea and recl...

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  • Paris Prosecutor says Nice attack bears hallmarks of Islamic terrorism
Paris Prosecutor says Nice attack bears hallmarks of Islamic terrorism

The attacker "carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of coalition countries fighting the Islamic State", it said. The Islamic State has in the past asserted responsibility for attacks carried out in its name, even when there was no sign of its direct involvement....

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  • At least 20 killed in Kashmir clashes after militant's death
At least 20 killed in Kashmir clashes after militant's death

Educational institutions in the Valley were closed on account of the ongoing summer vacations, while the Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) have postponed the examinations due to the prevailing situation.

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