• South Sudan government backs protest against foreign troops

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    He said there was no reason to replace Machar who simply relocated from the capital in order to avoid further military confrontations in Juba as President Kiir could not control his forces, adding that the "lawlessness" which exploded at the very palace was a clear manifestation that the capital needed a third force to manage its security.
  • What China's actions in the South China Sea mean

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    China has declared sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea, despite contested claims by Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and other island countries in the region, according to Russia Today . State broadcaster CCTV later reported that Admiral Wu reiterated China's determination to defend all of its territorial claims in the South China Sea and would not permit its interests to be infringed on, a standard position for Chinese officials.
  • Philippines rejects Beijing's conditions for talks over sea

    Philippines rejects Beijing's conditions for talks over sea

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    The remark about confrontation, Yasay said, has not only been the line of the Chinese foreign minister but also of Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua when he discussed the South China Sea dispute with him. Such actions are generally ascribed to the internet-savvy "angry youth" born in the 1980s or after and raised on a steady diet of aggressive nationalism.
  • Turkey coup: Teachers targeted in purge

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    The failed coup is said to have been organized by followers of USA -based Fetullah Gulen, who is accused of pursuing a long-running campaign to overthrow the government by infiltrating the Turkish state, particularly the military, police, and judiciary, forming what is known in Turkey as the parallel state.
  • Friends recall slain officers as residents gather to mourn

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    Police officers in ME, like those across the country, said they were shocked by Sunday's shooting of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Baton Rouge Police Officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald, as well as East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Brad Garafola, were fatally shot in the attack.
  • Clinton Calls Trump Most Dangerous Man To Ever Run For President

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    Tim Ryan, "they will definitely be able to identify" and will not vote for him. "Let's compete in every part of America, and turn out at the polls like every last vote matters, because it will", Ryan said. Christie went on to criticize the nuclear deal with Iran, Clinton's dealings with Russian Federation, and called her a "coddler of the brutal Castro brothers" in criticizing the Obama administration's reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • Gay activist shuts down claim Black Lives Matter is 'inherently racist'

    Gay activist shuts down claim Black Lives Matter is 'inherently racist'

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    He asked where Black Lives Matter was when a black 9-year-old boy was "mowed down" in San Bernardino last week by a black suspect. Five white police officers also lost their lives in an apparent revenge shooting in Dallas , Texas. Petitions on the White House website need to reach 100,000 signatures within 30 days in order to receive an official response from the White House within 60 days.
  • Islamic State claim responsibility for 84 dead

    Islamic State claim responsibility for 84 dead

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    Garbage collectors threw the refuse into the back of a garbage truck. But he changed tack just hours later, after a truck driver ploughed through a crowd leaving a July 14 fireworks display in Nice , leaving 84 dead. So far 35 bodies have been identified, and 12 more are due to be presented to families on Monday, said the secretary of state in charge of help for victims, Juliette Meadel.
  • Jeremy Corbyn to be automatically included on Labour leadership ballot

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    However Mr Foster told the BBC Radio 4 Today that the question was "certainly not given the expert consideration that it would receive from a High Court judge". Southport Labour has welcomed the decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn onto the ballot in the forthcoming Party leadership election. The comment came during a rally held after Labour's ruling National Executive Committee decided Corbyn should appear on the ballot in the leadership election triggered by a challenge by Angela ...
  • German official: UK's EU proposals 'unworkable'

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    Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters in Washington Wednesday that the bond between Britain and the U.S. "We will work constructively with the newly elected British government in these hard times, as we have in the past", the German politician said in a statement.
  • Bastille Day killer 'radicalised in days'

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    French authorities said they were investigating whether Tunisian-born killer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who had a history of trouble with police, had links with global terrorist groups, which launched two major attacks in Paris past year that left about 150 people dead.
  • Microsoft Expects To Miss Windows 10 Target of 1 Billion Users

    Microsoft Expects To Miss Windows 10 Target of 1 Billion Users

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    I do believe that Windows 10 will eventually get to a billion devices, of course- just not right away. However, sales of its smartphones have not been as high as expected. From the end of July, Microsoft will charge you $119 - or £99 - for a full version of Windows 10 Home. A spot check by Neowin has revealed that numerous company's retail stores have gone to an extent of installing the Windows 10 for free so long as the device has the compatibility.
  • Portugal Unleashes National Celebrations For Euro Heroes

    Portugal Unleashes National Celebrations For Euro Heroes

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    Portugal's memorable victory in the final of Euro 2016, last night, meant France had the unenviable statistic of having lost a final on home turf to shoulder. Ronaldo emerged after the end of 90 minutes to encourage his exhausted colleagues during extra time. His strike past France keeper, Hugo Lloris , in the 109th minute settled a tight encounter which seemed destined for penalties and handed Portugal their first ever major global title.
  • How Late-Night Hosts Handled the Melania Trump Speech Controversy

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    Tiffany Trump, daughter of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland , Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Frustrated Republicans cheered his management of a possible delegate rebellion on the first day, but also anxious that his recent performance could jeopardize his leadership position within the Trump campaign.
  • Boris Johnson unapologetic for 'rich thesaurus' of insults

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    This was Kerry's face when Johnson was accused of "outright lies". She also stressed that, as of now, the United Kingdom remained a member state of the EU and that there would be no negotiating the terms of the Brexit until the British government in London gives official notification under Article 50 of the European Union Treaty, Reuters reported.
  • Protesters raise Pakistani flags in Indian Kashmir

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    The newspaper owners claimed that police raided their printing facilities and seized newspapers, plates and even detained the printing staff last week. More than 40 people have been killed and almost 2,000 people and 1,600 security forces have been injured in clashes since 9 July. Tens of thousands of government troops patrolled mostly deserted streets in the region, where shops and businesses remained closed.
  • Pakistan stands firm with Kashmir, says PM Nawaz on 'Black Day'

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    The Indian army has resorted to martyring 48 innocent Kashmiris ever since protests erupted. India has stated that the crisis in occupied Kashmir is its internal problem. The Pakistani envoy was informed that the UN Secretary General was concerned about the situation in Kashmir and was ready to mediate peace talks between India and Pakistan provided the two neighbours accept his good offices, the statement said.
  • #FeelTheBernout: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

    #FeelTheBernout: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

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    Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton's presidential bid here Tuesday, ending a primary campaign that defied expectations and tested the notion that Clinton's claim to the Democratic nomination was inevitable. Clinton said communities benefit when there is respect for the law and everyone is "respected by the law". It came after Clinton last week adopted elements of Sanders' plans for free in-state college tuition and expanded affordable healthcare coverage.
  • Launches quiet diplomacy to ease South China Sea tensions

    Launches quiet diplomacy to ease South China Sea tensions

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    As the tension ratchets up over China's claims to the South China Sea, rejected by the worldwide court in the Hague on Tuesday, the USA is employing hushed diplomacy behind closed doors in order to try and defuse the situation, Reuters reports.
  • Baton Rouge Gunman 'Intentionally Targeted and Assassinated' Officers

    Baton Rouge Gunman 'Intentionally Targeted and Assassinated' Officers

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    It was not yet clear if Long had similar motivations as Micah Johnson, a black veteran of the Afghanistan war who opened fire in Dallas to avenge the fatal police shootings of black men, with white cops his stated target. "Ever since he was small, he wanted to be in something that would help people". Officer Matthew Gerald, 41, was also killed by Long. He did not say if Long participated in any protests that erupted after police fatally shot a black man named Alton Sterling earlier this ...
  • U.S. cop cleared in Freddie Gray death

    U.S. cop cleared in Freddie Gray death

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    They noted prosecutors' failure to convict the most senior officer involved in Gray's arrest (Lt. Rice) and the driver of the police van in which Gray's neck was broken (Officer Caesar Goodson ). But Rice's defense successfully argued that Gray's "belligerent" behavior, as well as the growing crowd of "angry" and "hostile" onlookers witnessing the arrest, reasonably prevented the officer from securing the seatbelt.
  • Protest rally in Muzaffarabad against state terrorism in IOK

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    At least 38 people have died in large-scale violence in Kashmir following the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, 22, in a gunfight on July 8. Since 1989, Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu Kashmir have been fighting for independence or unification with Pakistan . Pakistan denies India's accusations it arms and trains Kashmiri rebels.
  • Erdogan targets more than 50000 in purge after failed Turkish coup

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    Although Erdogan's Labor Minister, Suleyman Soylu, accused the United States of being "behind this coup", it was condemned by President Obama within hours. Turkey sent dossiers containing details of Gulen's activities to the USA, deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said. John Bass, the American ambassador to Turkey, issued a statement denying charges that the US was providing a safe haven for Gulen.
  • WikiLeaks Publishes Internal Emails of Turkish Ruling Political Party AKP

    WikiLeaks Publishes Internal Emails of Turkish Ruling Political Party AKP

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    The organization planned to release the documents later in the year, but moves its publication date forward in light of Ankara's crackdown on those supsected of being involved in the coup. WikiLeaks said it had verified the material on the database as legitimate. The Guardian spoke with Deji Olukotun of Access Now, a digital rights advocacy group, who said that internet censorship in Turkey typically occurs when the government orders internet service providers to block access to certain ...
  • Turkey officially requests USA to extradite Gulen

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    Indeed there are so many reasons to see the coup as a boost to Erdogan that there have been suggestions in particular on social media that it was staged with the express aim of helping him. Around 25 soldiers in helicopters descended on a hotel there on ropes, shooting, in an apparent attempt to seize him just after Erdoğan had left, broadcaster CNN Turk said.
  • U.S. envoy Kerry meets new British premier May

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    Just this past April, the man who is now the U.K.'s top diplomat suggested in a newspaper column in that President Barack Obama might have an "ancestral dislike of the British empire" because of the President's "part-Kenyan" heritage. "There are lots of things to work on with Britain, I will always talk to Boris Johnson with the greatest sincerity, the greatest frankness, I think it's like that we have to move on", he told reporters.
  • Fans spark mayhem at Tour de France

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    Froome, a Monaco resident, had little interest in discussing his extended lead after the time trial, choosing instead to make a statement about the Nice attacks and then end his press conference. Half an hour later, four-time Portuguese national time trial champion Nelson Oliviera ( Movistar ) bested Dennis' time by 10 seconds and led the stage until Dumoulin stormed through two hours later to claim the top spot that he wouldn't relinquish.
  • Turkish warplanes patrol skies after failed coup

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    In a telephone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the leader to abide by rule of law in response to the recent attempted military coup. A Turkish official said more than 190 citizens, a lot of them military, were killed and more than 1,400 people were wounded during the violence. Gulen, who lives in Saylorsburgh, Pennsylvania, espouses a philosophy that blends a mystical form of Islam with democracy.
  • Funerals begin for slain Dallas police officers

    Funerals begin for slain Dallas police officers

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    Cpl. Eddie Coffey, who attended the Dallas Police Academy with Ahrens spoke of a fun-loving man who was a "kid with a big body". The St. Anthony Police Department provided arrest and citation data in response to requests from The Associated Press and other media after the death of Philando Castile, who was shot several times by an officer in Falcon Heights last week.