Tuesday May 23-rd, 2017

Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced

Turkish media reported that the education ministry fired 15,200 teachers across the country, while the Interior Ministry dismissed almost 9,000 workers. Meanwhile security camera footage has emerged that shows a man in Istanbul being run over by two ...

Two more nabbed after #NiceAttack

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced he would call up 12,000 police reserves in addition to more than 120,000 police and soldiers already deployed around the country "because of the terrorist threat". Authorities are trying to determine wh...

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles North Korea fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea said Wednesday its latest ballistic missile tests trialled detonation devices for possible nuclear strikes on USA targets in South Korea and were personally monitored by supreme leader Kim Jong-Un. The Korean People's Army (KPA) said i...

Melania Trump speech closely resembled Michelle Obama's talk Melania Trump speech closely resembled Michelle Obama's talk

It focused on her immigration to the United States and her love for her husband. But Lee said there's little doubt Trump would be the nominee - and that's the case whether there had been a rules roll-call vote or not. In Mrs. Obama's 2008 speech in D...

Funerals set for 2 slain Baton Rouge officers

Just down the street, on a corner across from the police station, black activist Redell Norman and a handful of supporters who have protested the police shooting of Alton Sterling held a smaller demonstration that included Black Lives Matters signs a...

Hard questions from children over US police killings Hard questions from children over US police killings

Violence, it must be remembered, only begets more violence. "There's no way to describe what it does to a small city like this", Marilyn Wallace said Monday, standing behind the counter of the store she and her husband, Randy, own on a two-block lo...

Pokemon Go's Japan launch delayed Pokemon Go's Japan launch delayed

The news has not only sent shockwaves to fans, but it has also sent Nintendo's stock spiralling down by 10 percent. TechCrunch , citing an unnamed source, said there were concerns among the companies that the hype generated would overload the ga...

India imposes Kashmir curfew following clashes

India has reiterated that it is dismayed by Pakistan's continued attempts to interfere in India's internal matters, over which it does not have any locus standi . "We've been in discussions with the government of Pakistan as well", State Department...

Trump kids take the stage to pitch The Donald Trump kids take the stage to pitch The Donald

And in turn, and on cue, the crowd yelled: "Guilty!" Donald Trump, who joined politics only a year ago and stormed the Republican party defeating as many as 17 top GOP leaders in the process, is expected to deliver his acceptance speech at the conv...

Turkish coup document leak delayed do to 'sustained cyberattack' Turkish coup document leak delayed do to 'sustained cyberattack'

At the time of writing, even if it is Tuesday, the day of the leaks, WikiLeaks has failed to deliver on its promised data dump, probably delayed because of the attack. The emails came from AKP's primary domain, "akparti.org.tr", with the most rec...

WikiLeaks Release 300K Emails Related to Turkey's ruling AKP WikiLeaks Release 300K Emails Related to Turkey's ruling AKP

It will be interesting to learn if the WikiLeaks documents support any of the varying theories about the coup, such as speculation that Erdogan and AKP had lists of enemies drawn up before the attempt was even made and might even have staged or pro...

Gulen extradition 'greatest United States solidarity display' Gulen extradition 'greatest United States solidarity display'

In addition, 1,500 finance ministry employees were fired, 257 people working at the prime minister's office were sacked and 492 staffers at the Directorate of Religious Affairs were dismissed, including clerics, preachers and religious teachers.

Eagle withdraws from UK Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith will take on Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership after MPs and MEPs calculated that the former shadow Work and Pensions Secretary would have a better chance of winning than Angela Eagle. His backers included former party leader Ed Mili...

Boris hopes high-level meetings will keep Britain to the fore

It was a controversial appointment thanks to comments the former journalist has made about leaders including Turkey's President Tayyip Recep Erdogan and U.S. "We are talking about people now, so all sorts of statements and acts should be firmly ancho...

Turkey Pushes US to Extradite Alleged Coup Plotter Turkey Pushes US to Extradite Alleged Coup Plotter

He also said that power was shut off at all military bases, including the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey used by the USA -led coalition jets fighting the Islamic State group, because the military didn't want to risk having the conspirators us...

Michigan State football player involved in Draymond Green incident will transfer

Green was taken to the city jail and given a breathalyzer test that resulted in a blood alcohol content of.10. The arresting officer writes in the police report that he was outside Conrad's when he saw Green "open handedly slap" Edmonson across t...

Tour de France: Chris Froome retains lead after individual time trial

His time trial may have been one minute three seconds slower than Dumoulin's superb stage-winning pace, but he was nearly two minutes quicker than Mollema, who is now his closest threat for the overall lead. In a mark of respect for the victims of th...

Orlando police honor slain Dallas officers Orlando police honor slain Dallas officers

Three of the five slain officers will be laid to rest on July 13th; two funerals have already been held, though the funeral for officer Lorne Ahrens is slated for the day. July 13, 2016 . Police comprised most of the audience at the suburban Dal...

What China's actions in the South China Sea mean

In their meeting yesterday, Chinese navy chief Wu Shengli told visiting US Admiral John Richardson that China would never sacrifice its sovereignty and rights in the South China Sea, saying they are China's core interests and pivotal to the Communist...

UK Foreign Minister Grilled About His Anti-Clinton and Obama Comments

The 52-year-old Johnson once described Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as "a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital". Johnson insists all such comments have been "misconstrued". Mr Kerry, meanwhile, also defended his counterpart, and...

South Sudan president orders ceasefire after days of fighting

The number of deaths likely swelled with the heavy fighting Sunday and Monday. As fighting raged into 2015, tens of thousands of people were reported killed, and an estimated 2 million people fled their homes. Both leaders deny responsibility...

Curfew and separatist shutdown continue for 12th day in Valley

Angry employees, including women and their children, continued their sit-in protest in the compound of Relief Commissioner's Office (RCO). A police spokesperson said incidents of stone pelting in at least a dozen place across the valley in which ...

China to Hold Naval Exercises in South China Sea China to Hold Naval Exercises in South China Sea

Starting today, China will host military exercises off the east coast of its Hainan island province, its maritime administration said on its website, AFP reported. The military aircraft carried out tasks during its mission to fulfill the patrols obje...

Yale offers to rehire man who broke window depicting slaves Yale offers to rehire man who broke window depicting slaves

In a statement emailed Tuesday, Karen Peart, a Yale spokeswoman, said that Corey Menafee "has expressed deep remorse about his actions and informed us that he would like to rescind his resignation". "We are willing to take these unusual steps given...

China 'concerned' over deadly Kashmir clashes

The Kashmir valley even suffers the shortage in food and medicines. In the past 27 years, around 70,000 people have been killed and 8,000 have disappeared; tens of thousands of people have been charged for anti-national activities. The Editors Guild ...

Sanders Ends Presidential Run With Clinton Endorsement Sanders Ends Presidential Run With Clinton Endorsement

Clinton also paid homage to the life Sanders' campaign breathed into the Democratic base. I confess to having been inspired by Sanders' quixotic campaign myself, and while I'm disappointed that he has ended it in such a dismal and humiliating m...

11 dead in suspected cholera outbreak in South Sudan 11 dead in suspected cholera outbreak in South Sudan

President Kiir will be hoping that the African Union shelves its plan to deploy troops in South Sudan as it did in the case of Burundi. The approval comes on the heels of recent violent conflicts between rival factions in Juba , threatening frag...

GOP Kicks Off Convention Amid Upheaval at Home and overseas GOP Kicks Off Convention Amid Upheaval at Home and overseas

Clinton, in an interview with CBS News' Charlie Rose, said Trump has "no self-discipline, no self-control, no sense of history, no understanding of the limits of the kind of power that any president should impose upon himself". "So all we can go on...

Cow Skinning: Dalit youth dies, cop killed as violence engulfs Gujarat's Saurashtra

In Una, members of a Dalit family was beaten up for skinning a cow that died naturally. The unrest over the brutal assault on Dalits in Gujarat's Una last week, for allegedly skinning a cow, led to two deaths in Saurashtra on Tuesday. He was arrest...

France in Mourning Once More

Yet within 48 hours of the attack, the Islamic State group claimed him as one of its foot soldiers, suggesting that volatile people such as Behloul may be prone to rapid radicalization, thereby posing a hard to calculate risk for authorities.

Mike Pence: 'Trump and I have same vision'

Mike Pence has been openly critical of Donald Trump. Presuming that Christie would be selected as attorney general, Randy Bishop asked the governor: "Will you announce today , right here, that you will prosecute Hillary Clinton?". And it has". ...

Online fundraiser launched to help support fired SABC journalists financially Online fundraiser launched to help support fired SABC journalists financially

In the wake of the outcry, the SABC has insisted it will not reverse its ban on visuals of violent protests. On Friday Solidarity filed affidavits with the Constitutional Court. Analyst and media personality Eusebius McKaiser shared the SABC's lett...

Indian Kashmir protests flare, three killed as army opens fire

The meeting, which was called for reviewing the "press emergency" imposed by the government on printing and distribution of newspapers, asked the state government to own up the raids that were carried out on the printing presses during the intervenin...

Attack on Nice: French PM Valls booed at commemoration Attack on Nice: French PM Valls booed at commemoration

In recent years Nice has also seen a disproportionate number of young Muslims joining jihadist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, prompting local authorities to put in place a range of measures meant to spot radicalization and encourage friends o...

Iowa is angry Ernst was bumped from prime time Iowa is angry Ernst was bumped from prime time

Branstad was referring to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who gave a long, somewhat rambling speech that went far beyond his slotted time as delegates streamed out of Quicken Loans Arena. There was no mention of shoe coverings this time, but Ernst ...

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