• Golf's Olympic credibility dealt damaging blow by McIlroy remarks
Golf's Olympic credibility dealt damaging blow by McIlroy remarks

Health concerns were my reason. Jordan Spieth said he was a big fan of the Olympics and it was tough for him to pull out. "If golf is in the Olympics and golf wants to be seen as a mainstream sport as such, it has to get in line with the other sports that test more rigorously".

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  • North Korea threatens US with terror
North Korea threatens US with terror

US and South Korean officials say THAAD only targets North Korea , but China and Russian Federation suspect it could also help USA radars detect their own missiles. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said images from July 7 of the Punggye-ri site show what appear to be supplies and/or equipment stacked next to the North Portal wher...

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  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un cuts communications with US
North Korea's Kim Jong-un cuts communications with US

North Korea said last week it was planning its toughest response to what it deemed a " declaration of war " by the United States after it sanctioned Kim. "The Republic will handle all matters arising between us and the United States from now on under our wartime laws, and the matters of Americans detained are no exception to this".

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  • Japan FM hopes peaceful settlement of S. China Sea disputes
Japan FM hopes peaceful settlement of S. China Sea disputes

China immediately rejected the arbitration findings, and their impact remained unclear as there is no policing agency or mechanism to enforce them. It also gives heart to small countries in Asia that have helplessly chafed at China's expansionism, backed by its military and economic power.

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  • Tribunal Rules Chinese Have No Legal Claims Over South China Sea
Tribunal Rules Chinese Have No Legal Claims Over South China Sea

Ruling on a variety of disputes the Philippines had asked the tribunal to settle, the five-member panel unanimously concluded that China had violated its obligations to refrain from aggravating the dispute while the settlement process was ongoing.

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  • South Sudan's Civil War Restarts, Riek Machar Attacked
South Sudan's Civil War Restarts, Riek Machar Attacked

The renewed fighting is outrageous. The UN said some 36,000 people had been left homeless by the fighting , with 7,000 of them taking refuge at its compounds. "Please be brief", the advisory on assistance for Indian nationals in South Sudan had said. "It is important to have exact number of Indian nationals seeking facility of evacuation t...

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  • The Hague court ruling downgrades ROC's status: foreign minister
The Hague court ruling downgrades ROC's status: foreign minister

The official response in Manila was far more subdued when the Philippines finally received confirmation of a landmark "award", or decision, in its favor over a longstanding territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea. China is always firmly opposed to the invasion and illegal occupation by certain states of some islands and reefs of China...

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  • Jason Kenney should take unpaid leave, taxpayers group says
Jason Kenney should take unpaid leave, taxpayers group says

Kenney now represents the Calgary Midnapore riding in the House of Commons and served as a cabinet minister under former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The PCs have said they aren't keen to merge, while the Wildrose has said it would be happy to link up, but only under its banner and with leader Brian Jean calling the shots.

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  • US to base hundreds of troops outside Afghanistan
US to base hundreds of troops outside Afghanistan

United States defence officials say the campaign's first "10 plays" have been successfully completed in the US-led counter-IS campaign in Iraq and Syria. But that number is likely higher when taking into account service members who are sent to Iraq on a temporary basis. He said the hundreds of forces outside Afghanistan, in addition to the 8,400,...

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  • Australian government in limbo with election too close to call
Australian government in limbo with election too close to call

On election night prominent conservative radio host Alan Jones called Turnbull supporter James McGrath a "bedwetter", while Coalition senator Cory Bernardi told Adelaide radio Turnbull needed to be "held to account". The political turmoil was reflected in today's front page headline in Sydney's Daily Telegraph, which blared: "CHAOS REIGNS". The...

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  • Singapore urges respect for court ruling on South China Sea
Singapore urges respect for court ruling on South China Sea

China has denied that the combat exercises were their responses ahead of the arbitral ruling and said that the exercises were their routine exercises. Vietnam's government welcomed the ruling in the Philippines' case. The DFA chief also emphasized the Philippines' commitment "to efforts to pursue the peaceful resolution and management of disputes...

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  • Confident of good solution for Italy banks
Confident of good solution for Italy banks

Meeting with Merkel to discuss what Brexit means for Ireland's "unique relationship" with the United Kingdom in Berlin , he did stress, however, that nothing could be decided until Theresa May is confirmed as the new British Prime Minister.

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  • Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan

He landed at Bagram Airfield in a C-17 cargo plane late in the morning, and was quickly whisked away in an Army CH-47 helicopter to meet at the presidential palace in Kabul with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The militant group has sustained its violent momentum since losing its leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, in May. Replying to a question, the...

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  • Boeing to create 2000 new jobs in the UK
Boeing to create 2000 new jobs in the UK

Airbus and Boeing have enjoyed years of strong sales, with rising air travel and demand for new fuel-efficient planes raising the industry's order backlog to a record 13,500 planes at the end of 2015, or near 10 years of production at current rates.

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  • Obama to honor 5 Dallas officers shot by man out for revenge
Obama to honor 5 Dallas officers shot by man out for revenge

Disagreement escalates too quickly into dehumanization. The five white police officers were targeted and slain by a black man who said he wanted revenge for the killings of blacks by police. ". The reward comes in knowing that our entire way of life in America depends on the rule of law, that the maintenance of that law is a hard and daily labor,...

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  • 'Far and away the best': Sanders finally endorses Clinton
'Far and away the best': Sanders finally endorses Clinton

Sam Weaver, 24, of Webster, Massachusetts, said there was nothing Clinton could say or do to win his support - and that he wasn't yet convinced Sanders could not emerge the Democratic nominee. For Democrats, the stakes couldn't be higher because the outcome will depend on whether the party can build on the legacy of President Obama's domestic and f...

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  • Israel Approves Construction of 800 Settlement Housing Units
Israel Approves Construction of 800 Settlement Housing Units

Amro said all entrances to al-Khalil - the most populous Palestinian city in the West Bank - had been closed except for one, which leads to Road 60, a major north-south highway. "This includes the lockdown of the entire Hebron district", home to 700,000 people, he said. The entrances to some towns and villages, for example Idna and Halhoul, had...

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  • Pakistan's celebrated humanitarian Edhi dead
Pakistan's celebrated humanitarian Edhi dead

The foundation owns and runs Pakistan's largest ambulance service, as well as nursing homes, orphanages, clinics and women's shelters, along with rehabilitation centers and soup kitchens across the country. "We the poor lost our father today", Rafiq Ahmad, a 45-year-old who attended the funeral, told reporters. Content with just two sets of cloth...

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  • Support for Jeremy Corbyn from Southport's Labour Party
Support for Jeremy Corbyn from Southport's Labour Party

Mr Corbyn's backers claim that is irrelevant as Labour had an electoral college system at the time and the leadership was not decided by the direct vote of members as it is now. At the launch of her leadership campaign, Angela Eagle criticised Jeremy Corbyn . It has been suggested that Mr Corbyn would need to find the support of 51 Labour ...

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  • Store Owner Sues Baton Rouge Police Over 'Illegal Detainment'
Store Owner Sues Baton Rouge Police Over 'Illegal Detainment'

Services will be at the Southern University F.G. Clark Activity Center. Police began releasing those who were arrested on Sunday afternoon. Carney and Mackey Funeral Home of Baton Rouge is coordinating arrangements. Authorities say they will enforce an 11 p.m. closing time at city parks in Atlanta as protests over police shootings of black me...

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