Sunday August 20-th, 2017

Second candidate challenges Corbyn for UK Labour leadership

Britain's Angela Eagle was set Monday to launch a bid to unseat Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the main opposition Labour Party, part of the fallout of last month's Brexit vote. Speaking after the decision was announced, Mr Corbyn said he was "delight...

South Sudan VP Riek Machar also calls his forces to cease fire

The two have yet to integrate their forces - a key part of the peace deal. "We know and know too well the burden of pain and sorrow that war has brought to bear upon the majority of the people of South Sudan over the past few years". Why has fight...

GOP convention schedule: Republican speakers and dates in Cleveland

This led one anti-Trump figure to express alarm that supporters of the candidate were comparing him to Jesus. One thing is patently clear: The RNC will have a big job ahead of them if they intend to marshal delegates around their prospective nomine...

Theresa May to take over as British PM after Brexit shocks

The opposition Labour Party began tearing itself apart, and one "Leaver" after another was abandoning the sinking ship: first the Conservative former London Mayor Boris Johnson, then UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage and, now, Andrea Leadso...

Ceasefire holds for second day in South Sudan capital

The violence has raised fears of a return to the civil war that broke out in December 2013. In fact, the estimate of $108 million in arms purchases by South Sudan is nearly certainly too low. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affai...

SA citizens trapped in South Sudan urged to contact embassy SA citizens trapped in South Sudan urged to contact embassy

The United States has always been a key supporter of South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, which became independent from Sudan in 2011. The US said anyone impeding efforts to end the fighting would be held fully accountable. Over a third of S...

AG Lynch stonewalls Congress on Clinton email probe AG Lynch stonewalls Congress on Clinton email probe

That irritated committee Republicans already angry that Clinton would not face charges over her handling of classified information when she relied on a private email server for government business during her tenure as secretary of state. Ms. Lynch ,...

May supporters question Leadsom's suitability to be PM amid motherhood row

David Cameron's decision to resign as PM was provoked by the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Justice Secretary Michael Gove was eliminated , securing just 46 votes. May is now appointed as the Home Secretary and has been a Conservative MP s...

Some Anglican bishops to approve same-sex unions despite church vote Some Anglican bishops to approve same-sex unions despite church vote

Meanwhile bishops in Ontario say they will perform marriages for homosexual couples. "But I also as a bishop of the whole church do not want to stand in the way of those who wish to speak and care and love for those in their midst". "Today the URC ha...

Officials Break Up Alleged Plot to Kill Baton Rouge Police Officers Officials Break Up Alleged Plot to Kill Baton Rouge Police Officers

Police have not released the names of the suspects or the charges they are facing. Thomas, Bridgewater and the juvenile were booked into parish prison for simple burglary and theft of a firearm and Coats was charged with illegal possession of a stole...

Corbyn calls for Corbyn calls for "calm" after Angela Eagle's office is vandalised

Eagle's main pitch to the party members who will, most likely, vote between her, Corbyn and any other candidate who might emerge, was that Labour needed a strong leader in the aftermath of the European Union referendum. However, advice backed by th...

UK Labour Party awaits key leadership ruling, Corbyn's fate in balance UK Labour Party awaits key leadership ruling, Corbyn's fate in balance

The embattled leader says the rules of the Labor party indicate that the existing leader should automatically be on the ballot paper. The vote was taken by secret ballot - furthering nerves from Corbyn's team - after two female members of the com...

United Kingdom lawmaker Angela Eagle launches challenge to Corbyn to lead Labour Party

Len McCluskey, leader of the Unite union, condemned the challenge against Mr Corbyn as an "attempted political lynching" by cowardly MPs. Corbyn said he was disappointed with Eagle's bid to unseat him and would challenge any decision by the nat...

Cyril Ramaphosa calls for immediate restoration of peace in South Sudan

Tensions have been high since April, when Mr Machar returned to Juba under a peace deal following a two-year civil war. The true nature of the conflict is said to reflect the ethnic division of South Sudan: Kiir's supporters are largely Dinka, an...

Labour's National Executive Committee will decide leadership nominations issue

The former shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith has made it clear to colleagues that he is ready to challenge the leader. The party's NEC will meet today to draw up the rules around the contest, including whether Corbyn will be required ...

United Nations urges South Sudan leaders to lift movement restrictions

Clashes between troops loyal to the two men had threatened a recent peace deal. There was considerable fear that this was the beginning of another huge war. "Rarely has a country's conduct squandered so much promise so quickly". Ajongo, who was pos...

Ramaphosa condemns South Sudan violence

A ceasefire was called on Monday but it is not clear whether the violence has subsided. "The rival parties must remove military objectives from civilian areas and work with the UN Mission in South Sudan to provide civilians with safe passage out of...

Jewish Labour Movement to ballot members over leadership bid

I can bring our party together again". McCluskey also dismissed Election Data/YouGov polling that came out last night , which appears to indicate Unite members losing faith in Corbyn's leadership. She said: "He has been hiding behind a door not ...

Watch Angela Eagle's awkward moment as she launches her Labour leadership bid Watch Angela Eagle's awkward moment as she launches her Labour leadership bid

It is also unclear whether Corbyn will appear on the ballot in the new election. Corbyn said he was disappointed with Eagle's bid to unseat him and would challenge any decision by the national committee to block him from standing again.

Britain Gets New PM but Larry the Downing Street Cat Stays

The famous feline, who began his job as "chief mouser" at 10 Downing Street in 2011, will remain at the official residence of Britain's Prime Minister even though David Cameron is leaving the post, according to BBC News . With the United Kingdom vot...

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

The UN boss also condemned the killing of two Chinese peacekeepers during the fight between South Sudan's rival army groups in the capital, Juba. The conflict is split along ethnic lines, as well as political rivalries: Kiir is a Dinka, and Machar ...

May elected leader of Conservative Party May elected leader of Conservative Party

As we've reported, British Prime Minister David Cameron is resigning after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union - a decision Cameron was firmly opposed to. May will immediately face questions on when she plans to trigger Article 50 - ...

US senator probes Pokemon GO maker over data privacy concerns US senator probes Pokemon GO maker over data privacy concerns

Google has verified that no other information has been received or accessed by Pokémon Go or Niantic. Niantic clarified only basic profile information was being utilized, but that has been made clear in the most recent app update with a note of ...

Showdown as Wallasey MP Angela Eagle's local Labour branch back Corbyn Showdown as Wallasey MP Angela Eagle's local Labour branch back Corbyn

But the shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Mr Corbyn was going nowhere, despite the threat of a leadership contest, as it beings to look like the Labour leader could last out the rebellion. "Jeremy needs to go". And one Labour MP said: "He won...

North Korea 'test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile' North Korea 'test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile'

South Korea's Yonhap news agency says the missile's engine ignited, but exploded about 10 kilometers into the air. "After its ejection from underwater, the projectile appeared to have failed in its early stage of flight", said a South Korean de...

N.Korea Cuts Diplomatic Communication with US

The recent sanctions imposed by the United States were the first ever that were directly imposed by Washington onto Kim Jong Un. Reports had stated that this was the first time that Kim Jong Un has been singled out personally, in the many sanction...

David Brown, Dallas police chief, to young black men: 'We're hiring'

Soon after Thursday night's attack in downtown Dallas that killed five police officers and wounded nine others, the co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, Yafeuh Balogun, tweeted: "I have no remorse for the Dallas Police Officers shot dow...

Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community pays tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community pays tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi

He was accorded a guard of honour and a gun salute by the Pakistan Army. "He had confirmed burial space 25-years ago near Edhi village and will be buried there as per his wishes", he said. Motivated by a spiritual quest for justice, Edhi and his te...

Winnipeg police speak with potential Krull witness Winnipeg police speak with potential Krull witness

She had been walking in the Civic Park area where Krull may have been when she went missing in July 2015. Police now believe she may have suffered a medical issue or was abducted that day. Krull's husband, Robert also made a plea for answers. "I th...

Two Guantanamo inmates transferred to Serbia - State Dept Two Guantanamo inmates transferred to Serbia - State Dept

A Pentagon spokesman declined comment on whether the man would be subject to detention in Italy and referred that question to the Italian government, which said it was taking him on "humanitarian grounds" but provided no further details. The Obama ad...

Obamacare 2.0: President Obama calls for revisiting the public option Obamacare 2.0: President Obama calls for revisiting the public option

Also, individuals who previously had health insurance generally have better coverage, defined as plans minus things like caps on lifetime coverage, annual caps, or a lack of catastrophe coverage. Congress needs to better curtail the pharmaceutical in...

North Korea test-fires ballistic submarine missile, fails

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned the North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile after South Korean officials reported that a ballistic missile has been launched off its eastern coast but failed midway. Two days after Nort...

Attorney: Gun, not race, prompted officer's shots Attorney: Gun, not race, prompted officer's shots

Anthony police - which ended with police fatally shooting Castile. Shortly after St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile with his loved ones in the auto with him, Castile's fiancee, Diamond Reynolds , began live-streami...

Bulls Rookie Denzel Valentine Is Really Impressed With 'Mini-LeBron' Ben Simmons Bulls Rookie Denzel Valentine Is Really Impressed With 'Mini-LeBron' Ben Simmons

Finally it came down to the Sixers and Lakers. However, last weekend Saric put these rumors to bed. Their more pressing issue is that numerous bigs they have are offensively one-dimensional and similar. So far throughout the summer league , he has...

Bernie Sanders Officially Endorses Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Officially Endorses Hillary Clinton

Speaking in front of supporters from both camps in New Hampshire Mr Sanders , who for months ran against Mrs Clinton in a hotly-contested and bitter campaign for the party's nomination, congratulated her for winning. A new GenForward poll of adu...

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