• Rep. Corrine Brown steps down from committee
Rep. Corrine Brown steps down from committee

According to federal prosecutors, the foundation gave away $1200 in a scholarship to one Florida resident, while One Door President Carla Wiley transferred tens of thousands of dollars to her personal account. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called the charges "deeply saddening" but said Brown rightly stepped down pending resolution of the c...

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  • Cosby lawyer: High court should reverse ruling
Cosby lawyer: High court should reverse ruling

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is considering whether that rule is proper, but it has yet to decide. Bill Cosby returned to a Pennsylvania criminal court on Thursday as the comedian's lawyers prepared to mount their latest attempt to have the sexual assault case against him thrown out.

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  • Corbyn Tells Labour Rebels They Are Free To Challenge His Leadership
Corbyn Tells Labour Rebels They Are Free To Challenge His Leadership

In the audio file, apparently recorded at Monday's Parliamentary Labour Party meeting, Mr Kinnock insists Labour is committed to socialism achieved through parliamentary democracy rather than revolution, and so must have a leader that commands "substantial" support among MPs.

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  • 30 civilians killed by rebel fighters in Syria's Aleppo
30 civilians killed by rebel fighters in Syria's Aleppo

If they succeed in closing the road off completely, the rebels could lose one of their most prized strongholds. The Russian Defence Ministry said a 48-hour cessation of hostilities has been declared in the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo and activists reported a relative calm in Syria's largest city on Thursday.

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  • 'Hundreds killed' as South Sudan rivals clash
'Hundreds killed' as South Sudan rivals clash

There have conflicting reports as to the reasons of the clashes with senior officials and military officers from each side blaming the other for causing the fighting. It also confirmed an investigation committee had been formed. He also stressed the need to stop the bloodshed and avoid dragging the country into tribal and political conflicts that...

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  • Dallas gunman learned tactics at Texas self-defense school
Dallas gunman learned tactics at Texas self-defense school

Hours after security levels were raised following an anonymous threat at the police headquarters in the north Texan city of Dallas, the police have given the all-clear, media reports said. Is it a coordinated effort or are the attacks simply a byproduct of the hate speech the groups espouse on social media? Ryan Lenz, online editor and senior wri...

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  • Protest strike hits Zimbabwe as pressure on Mugabe grows
Protest strike hits Zimbabwe as pressure on Mugabe grows

On Wednesday, much of the country was shut down by a "stay away" general strike, organised by a social media movement that complains of poor public services, 85 percent unemployment, widespread corruption and delays in getting state salaries.

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  • Everything We Know About the Dallas Sniper
Everything We Know About the Dallas Sniper

He also singled out the Dallas Police Department as "a great example of a department that is taking police shootings seriously". After the tragic killing of five police officers in Dallas Thursday night, many people immediately blamed the Black Lives Matter movement for encouraging a war against cops.

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  • Demonstrators rally in Baton Rouge over black man's death
Demonstrators rally in Baton Rouge over black man's death

Pointing to the crowds shouting along a fence surrounding the police department she said: "To me, this is just a snapshot of north Baton Rouge and how frustrated they are". Lael Montgomery of Baton Rouge was at the convenience store where Sterling was shot. Activists continued to talk as they walked up the side of the street.

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  • Blast in Bangladesh kills one, wounds six
Blast in Bangladesh kills one, wounds six

After the cafe attack, a highly-placed source in the government said Bangladesh was taking the help of a friendly country in the investigation into the carnage. citizen, it said. Police said that at least 200,000 people had gathered in Sholakia on Thursday morning to celebrate the festival of Eid, when the explosion happened.

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  • Israel approves new settler homes
Israel approves new settler homes

The reports said the 600 homes for Palestinians would be built in Beit Safafa, an Arab neighbourhood that straddled the pre-1967 war line between Israeli-controlled West Jerusalem and the West Bank . Despite repeated calls by the global community Israel is continuing its settlement policy, which is illegal under worldwide law. Each month, ...

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  • Syrian army extends nationwide ceasefire for 72 hours
Syrian army extends nationwide ceasefire for 72 hours

On Thursday, government forces took a step towards completely encircling rebel-held parts of Aleppo, capturing ground overlooking the only road into the opposition half of the city and effectively putting those areas under siege. Officials said the death toll could rise due to the number of critically wounded. The lawsuit filed in a U.S. court on...

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  • Corbyn stays defiant as Labour rebels bide time
Corbyn stays defiant as Labour rebels bide time

Jeremy Corbyn will face a leadership challenge, probably within the next 72 hours, as talks about whether he can be persuaded to reisgn run into the sand. He joined Mr Corbyn and shadow home secretary Andy Burnham on the campaign trail in Birmingham and Willenhall. He added: "I want to reach out to all our members, to all our supporters, all our ...

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  • Wayne Ellington agrees to 2-year deal with Heat
Wayne Ellington agrees to 2-year deal with Heat

The Heat have been making deals all day -Wayne Ellington, James Johnson, Udonis Haslem- trying to get over the cap so that, under the freakish rules affecting players like Johnson, his cap hit would be limited to $1.2 million, his qualifying offer, instead of the $5.6 million on the Nets offer sheet.

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  • Heavy arms fire rocks South Sudan capital, many casualties
Heavy arms fire rocks South Sudan capital, many casualties

The two rivals met at the presidential palace on Friday, and issued a call for calm, BBC reported . An official response to Col Gatjiath's statements from the government has not been published, but according to the Sudan Tribune , Presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny claimed in a statement that the new armed encounters were provoked by rad...

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  • Leader of UK opposition party urges challenger to 'think'
Leader of UK opposition party urges challenger to 'think'

Angela Eagle is to launch a bid to become leader of the Labour Party. Confirming her leadership bid, Ms Eagle said she would "explain my vision for the country and the difference a strong Labour Party can make " on Monday. We do not expect journalists to give any elected leader an easy ride but Corbyn has been treated from the start as a pr...

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  • Board co-chair 'nervous as hell' over Republican convention
Board co-chair 'nervous as hell' over Republican convention

As cleveland.com's Henry J. Gomez explains, there could be a platform showdown between presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Republican critics. Linda Herren, a Republican national committeewoman from Georgia, said she was involved in the party's selection of a host city. RNC CEO Jeff Larson said a convention has never been asse...

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  • Ex-Rep. Walsh stands by 'Watch out Obama' tweet
Ex-Rep. Walsh stands by 'Watch out Obama' tweet

Walsh said members of the Black Lives Matter movement have a legitimate issue with incidents taking place across the county, but even they admitted last night's incident did nothing to improve the situation. "Nobody with a brain would say that", Walsh said. As reported by The Washington Post on July 9, GOP rhetoric in regards to police safety under...

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  • 15 die as protests roil Indian Kashmir after rebel's death
15 die as protests roil Indian Kashmir after rebel's death

Violent protests were reported from a number of places across the valley. As news of the killing spread Saturday, clashes broke out in several neighborhoods in southern Kashmir as thousands of residents hurled rocks at Indian troops, who responded by using live ammunition, pellet guns and tear gas, two police officials said, speaking on condition...

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  • India may become NSG member by year-end
India may become NSG member by year-end

His comments come even as the 48-member NSG is holding the second day of its plenary session in the South Korean capital, where the question of India's membership is being taken up. "By refraining from admitting India, the NSG strengthened both the treaty and the broader global nonproliferation regime", the Senator said. Hua, citing the meeting b...

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