• Slap sanctions on South Sudan — UN chief
Slap sanctions on South Sudan — UN chief

The violence intensified early on Monday. In addition, almost 2,000 Indian Army personnel, 31 police officers and some civilian officials are taking part in the United Nations peacekeeping operations in South Sudan. United Nations bases were hit by small arms and heavy weapons on Sunday. The U.S. State Department announced on Monday a reducti...

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  • Turnbull claims victory in Australian election
Turnbull claims victory in Australian election

Turnbull's ruling coalition is projected by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to win at least two of the five remaining seats where counting is still going on. The opposition leader said he would write to Turnbull to suggest a bipartisan push to embrace electronic voting, saying election results should not hang in the balance for so long.

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  • Singapore jails four Bangladeshi men for terrorism financing
Singapore jails four Bangladeshi men for terrorism financing

Rahman who has been alleged as the leader of the group was sentenced to 60 months in jail while Sohel was given 24 months. Authorities said the men contributed from S$60 ($45) to S$1,360 ($1,000) to fund attacks in their homeland in the name of Islamic State in Bangladesh.

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  • Leadership contest for Britain's Labour Party
Leadership contest for Britain's Labour Party

Turning her fire on Mr Corbyn , she said: "What's been so extraordinary about Jeremy is that after taking the leadership he has done so little with it". He garnered the support of just 40 Westminster colleagues. The Labour party constitution says that where there is no vacancy for leader, "nominations may be sought by potential challengers".

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  • Theresa May to become Britain's next PM
Theresa May to become Britain's next PM

May, 59, who has a reputation for calm and steadiness, repeated that promise Monday, declaring: "Brexit means Brexit, and we're going to make a success of it". May has portrayed herself as a unifying leader and tough negotiator who can stand up to Brussels in the talks over Britain's exit from the 28-nation bloc.

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  • Rajan meets Jaitley, talks on RBI monetary policy panel
Rajan meets Jaitley, talks on RBI monetary policy panel

At present, in the US Fed, the chair and the vice chairman of the board serve a term of four years. Rajan wishes RBI Governor had a 4-year term like in the US. "Government has chose to bring the provisions of amended RBI Act regarding constitution of MPC into force on 27th June, 2016 so that the statutory basis of MPC is made effective", a financ...

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  • Distraught French Fan Gets Hug From Portuguese Boy
Distraught French Fan Gets Hug From Portuguese Boy

Deschamps said that "disappointment dominates" among the players after the Stade de France defeat, but that the new generation led by the tournament's top goalscorer Antoine Griezmann would improve. "We have chosen dominant central defenders; full-backs who can defend and attack; deep-lying midfielders who can control the game and dynamic, fl...

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  • Chaka Khan Takes Sister With Her to Rehab for Prescription Drug Use
Chaka Khan Takes Sister With Her to Rehab for Prescription Drug Use

Following the success of their Rags to Rufus album, the band changed their name to Rufus featuring Chaka Khan . The singer was inducted into the Soul Music Hall of Fame in December 2012. BlackNews.com referenced a 2013 statement she issued on her recent battle with prescription medication: "The battle of addiction is a serious and long process,...

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  • Portugal Wins Euro Cup For 1st Time
Portugal Wins Euro Cup For 1st Time

Tens of thousands of fans took over the streets of Lisbon waving red and green national flags to mark the historic victory set up by substitute Eder's extra-time goal that stunned the host country on Sunday night in the final of Euro 2016.

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  • Former CIA director Petraeus hid papers in attic insulation
Former CIA director Petraeus hid papers in attic insulation

In the hearing last October , Clinton responded to a question from South Carolina Rep. Jim Jordan by saying, "There was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received". Gowdy: "Secretary Clinton said all work-related emails were returned to the State Department". Committee chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Comey t...

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  • Nearly half a million evacuated as tropical storm hits China
Nearly half a million evacuated as tropical storm hits China

Taiwanese authorities reported that more than 15,400 people had been evacuated from 14 counties and cities. Reports late Thursday from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii, operated by the U.S. The wind, rain and phenomenal seas started earlier, when Nepartak was still a Super Typhoon, and began diminishing later. "A red rainstorm alert...

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  • S. Korea's foreign ministry denounces N. Korea's SLBM launch
S. Korea's foreign ministry denounces N. Korea's SLBM launch

Seoul and Washington launched formal talks on deploying the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence, or THAAD , after North Korea conducted a nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch earlier this year. The plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system (THAAD) has angered Beijing and Moscow, which both see it as a USA bid to flex mi...

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  • Why Pokemon Go is sending Nintendo's stocks soaring
Why Pokemon Go is sending Nintendo's stocks soaring

Over the past weekend Pokemon Go became nothing short of a massive success with millions of players basking in the novel concept of going outside to game. "This game has gotten very popular and other agencies are reporting accidents", said Officer Hilgeman with the Little Rock Police Department. "We haven't seen a lot of games really taking a...

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  • Britain's next PM Theresa May 'a straight shooter' - John Key
Britain's next PM Theresa May 'a straight shooter' - John Key

Theresa May promised to build a "better Britain" and to make the UK's European Union exit a "success" after she was announced as the new Tory leader and soon-to-be PM. May will be the second female prime minister of Britain, following only Margaret Thatcher. Speaking after it became apparent that Theresa May could replace David Cameron as soon ...

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  • We are coming back to Africa for stronger ties, says Israeli premier
We are coming back to Africa for stronger ties, says Israeli premier

The unit commander, Yoni Netanyahu, who was also Netanyahu's brother was killed in the assault. Netanyahu laid a wreath at a plaque marking the rescue. Most of the non-Israelis were released, but more than 100 people, majority Israelis, continued to be held. "If you are siding with Israelis, then you can celebrate because it was their victory", h...

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  • Air strikes decimate ISIL forces fleeing Fallujah
Air strikes decimate ISIL forces fleeing Fallujah

The White House said that over 200 ISIS vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes, but did not make an official statement about the amount of fighters killed. The US defence department estimated that coalition attacks destroyed 175 vehicles, while Iraq's Joint Operations Command said the country's forces destroyed hundreds more.

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  • Mutharika joins Muslims in celebrating Eid-ul-fitr
Mutharika joins Muslims in celebrating Eid-ul-fitr

Muslims in Ghana are joining their counterparts across the world to celebrate the "breaking of fast festival" after a successful Ramadan. Here are some of the best pictures from the celebration of Eid al-Fitr around the world. The statement titled "USE EID UL FITR TO PREACH PEACE: NDC URGES" was signed by the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nke...

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  • PM-in-waiting May wants 'best deal for Britain' with EU
PM-in-waiting May wants 'best deal for Britain' with EU

He announced his resignation after the country voted in a referendum last month to leave the European Union. He had campaigned to stay in. Cameron expressed his desire to quit the office after a majority of the people of the United Kingdom chose to exit the European Union in a historic referendum held on June 23.

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  • Theresa May to succeed Cameron
Theresa May to succeed Cameron

She had been strongly criticised over a newspaper interview in which she appeared to suggest that being a mother meant she had more of a stake in the country's future than May, who has no children. In a pitch for the political centre, she said she would prioritise more house-building, a crackdown on tax evasion by individuals and companies, lower e...

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  • Lukaszuk considering a run at PC leadership
Lukaszuk considering a run at PC leadership

If it is approved by a "clear majority", the new party would be constituted at a founding convention. Kenney shared his recent experiences as minister of citizenship and immigration, saying his most enriching work was working with new Canadians and members of cultural communities to turn "hundreds of thousands of natural, intuitive small-c conser...

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