• North Korea 'Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
North Korea 'Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department condemned North Korea's missile launch, and said the missile test violated UN Security Council resolutions. "The North launched what was believed to be an SLBM (submarine-launched ballistic missile ) from waters off the (north-eastern) port of Sinpo at around 11:30am (Seoul time)", the South Korean Defence Mi...

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  • Obama: Troop reductions will slow in Afghanistan
Obama: Troop reductions will slow in Afghanistan

The role of United States forces in Afghanistan will remain unchanged: training and advising Afghan police and troops, and supporting counterterrorism missions against the Taliban and other groups. "Afghan security forces are still not as strong as they need to be", the president said, adding the Afghans still need help in areas of "intelligence, l...

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  • Close Call for US Woman Who Fell at Running of the Bulls
Close Call for US Woman Who Fell at Running of the Bulls

One runner was seen pulling a bull away by the horn to prevent him goring a man and a woman who had fallen to the ground. The bull caught him as he was trying to help another runner in the annual event, in which a man also died past year.

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  • Heavy gunfire outside South Sudan president's compound
Heavy gunfire outside South Sudan president's compound

Heavy fighting erupted on Friday outside the Presidential Palace when forces loyal to President Kiir attacked bodyguards of the First Vice President, Riek Machar, while the two leaders were in a meeting inside the Palace. Ban said the fighting " represents a new betrayal of the people of South Sudan ". A doctor at a hospital in South Sudan's c...

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  • Iran says ties with Britain remain consistent after Brexit
Iran says ties with Britain remain consistent after Brexit

British Prime Minister David Cameron, announcing his resignation, insisted however that it would and should be up to his successor to begin the process, most likely in October. Separating the United Kingdom from the European Union will involve the renegotiation of trade, business, and political links, and will likely take years to complete.

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  • Blair says to
Blair says to "take full responsibility" for any mistakes over Iraq war

But he was withering about Blair's choice to sign up to a military plan drawn up in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 by the United States president, George W Bush, and his neo-con team. He was challenged about the families of service personnel killed in the conflict, some of whom want him to face trial for war crimes. He acknowledges mistakes were...

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  • Govt examining Zakir Naik's speeches, probing flow of money to his NGO
Govt examining Zakir Naik's speeches, probing flow of money to his NGO

NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), set up by preacher Zakir Naik, has come under the scanner of the Home Ministry, amidst allegations that funds from overseas received by it have been spent on political activities and inspiring people towards radical views.

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  • Boris Johnson's allies accuse Michael Gove of 'midnight treachery'
Boris Johnson's allies accuse Michael Gove of 'midnight treachery'

Theresa May made a thinly-veiled speech in which she suggested Boris' privileged background would not make him fit to lead . "I am so very reluctant", he told reporters. But the jokes on the senior politician have been piling up ever since he announced his leadership intentions. Boosting May's chances was a last-minute falling out between he...

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  • Postal workers want 30-day cooling off period to negotiate
Postal workers want 30-day cooling off period to negotiate

The two sides appear to be far apart on several major issues after seven months of negotiations, including 60 days of conciliation talks and more than 30 days with federal mediators. The union is now accusing Canada Post of bargaining in bad faith. Already, private courier companies are seeing a bump in business. Canada Post says the system...

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  • Man initially labeled as Dallas shooting suspect fights to clear his name
Man initially labeled as Dallas shooting suspect fights to clear his name

Thursday's shooting sent protesters running in panic while swarms of police found themselves under attack by what they believed to be multiple gunmen using high-powered rifles at ground level and on rooftops. Ashton Woods, an activist for Black Lives Matter in Houston , emphasized that in Dallas not just the police were targets. In the chaos, of...

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  • European Union leaders harden stance over concessions to Britain
European Union leaders harden stance over concessions to Britain

Mrs Merkel and other leaders look no more likely to allow post-Brexit Britain a migration carve-out than they did for Mr Cameron during his attempts to renegotiate Britain's European Union membership earlier this year. "It is very clear the British people have given us a mandate to be able to set limits on the number of people who come and live a...

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  • Bob Knight to speak for Donald Trump at RNC
Bob Knight to speak for Donald Trump at RNC

They met with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters in Washington , around noon. He disagrees with Trump over the need for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, for example, and has concerns about some statements Trump has made that are supportive of recent Russian aggres...

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  • Blistering report slams Tony Blair for United Kingdom invasion of Iraq
Blistering report slams Tony Blair for United Kingdom invasion of Iraq

But Blair said the report vindicated his "hardest, most momentous and agonizing decision", Reuters reports. The long-delayed Chilcot report insisted that Saddam posed "no imminent threat" at the time of the invasion, and the war was unleashed on the basis of "flawed" intelligence.

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  • Crunch Meeting For Unions Over Corbyn Future
Crunch Meeting For Unions Over Corbyn Future

Salford's City Mayor and most Labour councillors are backing beleaguered Jeremy Corbyn. Details of the meeting with the union leaders - where Mr Watson will be joined by the chairman of the PLP John Cryer - were still being thrashed out. "It's all about Jeremy considering his position and I don't think speculation about anything else is useful". ...

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  • Kendrick Lamar To Perform At Obama's 4th of July Barbecue
Kendrick Lamar To Perform At Obama's 4th of July Barbecue

Malia Obama turned 18 on Independence Day and the president, like any good dad, embarrassed his daughter by leading the whole White House crowd in " Happy Birthday ". Afterward, President Obama offered these words, "On behalf of all of us, obviously we were hoping to share their incredible talents with the 5,000 people out on the fourth lawn".

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  • Saudi Arabia arrest 19 people over bomb attacks
Saudi Arabia arrest 19 people over bomb attacks

The BBC reports that an interior ministry spokesman has named a suicide bomber whose attack killed four security officers near a mosque in the sacred city of Medina as Naer Muslim Hamad, a 26-year-old Saudi man. The Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested as many as nineteen people including 12 Pakistanis for their alleged involvement in Mond...

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  • Obama urges Congress to pass bill to fund Zika virus prevention
Obama urges Congress to pass bill to fund Zika virus prevention

Virgin Islands and American Samoa. The funding will be provided to 53 city, state and territorial health departments in areas at risk for Zika outbreaks. "All men returning from where local transmission of Zika virus is known to occur should adopt safer sexual practices or consider abstinence for at least four weeks after return", Dr.

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  • Newt Gingrich cites Disney imagery in echoing Trump's Star of David defense
Newt Gingrich cites Disney imagery in echoing Trump's Star of David defense

He tweeted Wednesday night a picture of a Disney book that had a six-pointed star as part of its cover design as part of his defense. But it wasn't until she criticized his campaign's use of an image, including what looked to be a Star of David atop a wall of money, that the hate messages started flooding her feed.

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  • Corbyn Repeats Call To Take On Rebel MPs
Corbyn Repeats Call To Take On Rebel MPs

He says he has had a number of successes on the job, including forcing the Tories to rethink tax credits, police cuts, personal independence payments for people with disabilities and the forced "academization" of schools. Owen Smith says he will hold off on challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership to allow more time for negotiation. Ar...

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  • Reuters/Ipsos poll: Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to 9 points
Reuters/Ipsos poll: Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to 9 points

But they also may open her up to criticism. Bernie Sanders will endorse Hillary Clinton , though the candidate said he has made no such agreement yet. The map is expanded with Trump, no question, and it's to Clinton's credit that she's taking advantage of that and going for the jugular early on. Sanders, who has yet to officially suspend his cam...

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