Husband of slain MP Jo Cox says she died for her views

23 Jun, 2016

One of several #MoreInCommon events taking place across the country and around the globe was held in Trafalgar Square, London , where people used the inclusivity theme of the late MP's maiden speech in the Commons to remember Mrs Cox. He said a fitting tribute to his wife would be that the next MP for Batley and Spen is a woman. If elected, she would become the 100th female Labour MP.

RBI Gov. calls for clean-up of bad debts

23 Jun, 2016

This would tie up part of their balance sheet, but would certainly be capital". The RBI under Rajan conducted an asset quality review (AQR) of banks a year ago and asked lenders to recognize a large pile of distressed loans as bad. "The government and the RBI are helping our public sector bankers in this hard but critical task". Through a series of charts, Rajan explained that the slowdown in credit growth of the past two years was mainly because public sector lenders were cutting back on ...

Trump Bemoans Lack of GOP Support in Campaign

21 Jun, 2016

The tech giant has reportedly cited presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial comments on immigrants, minorities and women for its decision to break with tradition. "I'd love to do it", Trump said . "I can win one way or the other", he claimed. Ryan told reporters at a news conference Thursday that he will continue to speak out in defense of conservative principles, despite a warning from Trump that Republican congressional leaders should "be quiet".

High court won't review state assault rifle ban

21 Jun, 2016

And it probably wouldn't have gotten a lot of attention had it not come so soon after the Orlando massacre. The US Supreme Court today effectively upheld state bans on military-style assault weapons , declining to hear a challenge to bans on guns like the one used to kill 49 people in Orlando earlier this month.

United Nations headquarters lit up ahead of International Yoga Day

21 Jun, 2016

New Delhi: Embassy of India, Paris is organising a series of events on Yoga on the occasion of the Second International Day of Yoga . A host of events are being held by the Indian Consulate in association with Indian community organisations in NY tri-state area in the run-up to the Yoga Day.

Trump says profiling is 'not the worst thing to do'

20 Jun, 2016

In a speech on national security on Monday, Trump stood by his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States and proposed a suspension of immigration from countries with "a proven history of terrorism". "What you need is a president who's had the experience and the know how to do this and not someone who's just going to talk off the top of their head".

Pakistan building security gate at Iran border

19 Jun, 2016

A man transports women and children in a trolley across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the northwest town of Torkham July 4, 2012. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed serious concern over the recent clashes at the Torkham crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and appealed to the two countries to resolve their differences through dialogue.

India, Thailand agree to more cooperation on drugs, security

18 Jun, 2016

Modi also said that completion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway was a priority. In order to strengthen India's relationship with Thailand, the Thai Prime Minister will hold discussions on key areas such as security, defence, commerce, science, technology and education.

Russia to learn if its track team can go to Rio Games

17 Jun, 2016

The report claims that 49 Russian athletes tested positive for meldonium, 23 requested tests were missed, 736 tests were "declined or cancelled," and 111 missed tests were due to "whereabouts failures". Even if the Russians are granted amnesty by the IAAF, they will still have one more hurdle to clear with the International Olympic Committee having the final say on whether they will be allowed into the Rio starting blocks.

Library starts summer reading program

17 Jun, 2016

From families on road trips listening to audiobooks to readers swinging in their hammocks holding a best seller, the reading program motivates the masses to thumb a good read with incentives. This program will begin on Monday, June 20 at 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. for ages 3-5 years old. Tickets are available at every branch Klamath County Library branch.

AAP blames Modi government for Presidents no to bill

16 Jun, 2016

Fresh elections will have to be held if the 21 MLAs are disqualified on the ground of holding office of profit. Any disqualification of AAP MLAs would mean by-elections to these 21 seats in Delhi, which might be scheduled alongside the Assembly polls to Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur by early 2017.

France says upheaval means Mideast peace needs global push

16 Jun, 2016

However, it will not include representatives from Israel or Palestine. But senior Palestinian official Saeb Erakat said France's bid offered "a flicker of hope" for a resolution to the conflict. Diplomats say Friday's meeting will bring together all the economic incentives and other guarantees that various countries have offered in previous years to create an agenda for an autumn peace conference.

Belgium maintains security alert level despite threat report

16 Jun, 2016

It did not, however, disclose an exact departure date. Belgian intelligence services sent a note to French counterparts about the warning and it was sent to police across France on Tuesday, a French security official said today. It's not the first report that fighters might have been dispatched to Europe since the March 22 suicide attacks on the Brussels airport and subway.

Taliban Taking Ground that US Paid Billions for in Afghanistan

16 Jun, 2016

Defense officials tell Phil the president is also authorizing US commanders to deploy troops along with regular Afghan infantry forces - not just Afghan special operations forces , which the military is now assisting. "This is using the forces we have here in a better way", he told the Defense One Tech Summit, calling the expanded authority "a good use of the combat power that we have there".

US uses Apache helicopter to hit ISIS

15 Jun, 2016

A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two helicopters flew the mission but the strike was carried out by a single Apache firing at a vehicle on the ground. The U.S. had been pressing the Iraqi government for months to accept the offer to call in Apaches to help across Iraq in the fight against ISIS.

Prosecutors seeking tough sentence for Pistorius

14 Jun, 2016

Prosecutors challenged that acquittal -- there's no two-strike rule in South Africa -- and it was overturned by a higher court. Pistorius was at first given a five-year sentence for culpable homicide, South Africa's equivalent of manslaughter, for shooting Steenkamp through a locked toilet door in his Pretoria home on February 14 three years ago.

High court rules against Puerto Rico in debt case

14 Jun, 2016

But a federal appeals court disallowed the law, saying that the legislation conflicted with federal bankruptcy law. Puerto Rico is $70 billion in debt and is expected to miss a July 1 payment. Last week, the Supreme Court underscored Puerto Rico's dependent status in ruling that, for criminal prosecution purposes, the territory is a division of the federal government and lacks an independent source of sovereignty akin to that claimed by states and Indian tribes.

Weather warnings for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

14 Jun, 2016

A statement said: "Low cloud will slowly break allowing temperatures to rise, triggering some heavy and slow-moving downpours". More heavy rain is expected to fall in Lincoln today, with more warnings of potential localised flooding and travel disruption.

Israel sets 3 day West Bank closure after Palestinian attack

13 Jun, 2016

A spokesperson for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said the shutdown would be in place until midnight on Sunday, preventing crossings in all but "medical and humanitarian cases". Permits for Gaza residents to pray at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem , described by Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) that houses the al-Aqsa mosque, have also been suspended.

China warship off disputed islands, Japan protests to China

13 Jun, 2016

This was the first confirmation that a Chinese Navy vessel has entered the contiguous zone around the Senkaku Islands. "Japan will cooperate closely with the US and the worldwide community and strongly urge China not to engage in any action that would unilaterally heighten tensions", Suga said.

Syrian troops capture more ground in push on IS stronghold

13 Jun, 2016

Government fighters entered the scramble for Tabqa at the weekend, when troops backed by Russian air strikes surged north towards the town on the banks of the Euphrates. US special forces and coalition jets are playing an instrumental role in coordinating the offensive, although SDF fighters are bearing the brunt of the advance on ISIS-held Manbij .

Hillary Cinton, Donald Trump react on America's worst mass shooting incident

13 Jun, 2016

Omar Mateen had committed himself to ISIS before carrying out the bloodiest mass murder in USA history at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, federal officials said . The club, Pulse Orlando , earlier posted on its own Facebook page just after 2 a.m.: "Everyone get out of pulse and keep running". The shooter died following a shootout with SWAT officers.

UK: Queen's birthday celebrations to end with street party

13 Jun, 2016

As soon as the Guardsman fell on the ground, a comrade rushed over to help him with her hands to her head, probably panicking that this whole thing was happening in front of the Queen! Celebrations began with the traditional Trooping the Color, a spectacular display of more than 1,400 officers and men in their famous red jackets and black bearskin hats, with 200 horses and more than 400 musicians.

Campaign to remove judge in Stanford rape case gains steam

13 Jun, 2016

A letter to the court by Turner's father, stating that the blond, blue-eyed former Stanford University swimmer did not deserve to be jailed for " 20 minutes of action ", further stoked the debate about race and privilege. "This has actually ignited a conversation I just have never seen". "What is hopeful to me about it, is everything that has happened in the aftermath".

Battle for Fallujah has not slowed Islamic State attacks in Baghdad

13 Jun, 2016

The Islamic State group has suffered setbacks on several fronts in the region where it captured large swaths of territory two years ago. The Iraqi army and militias, backed by USA airstrikes, launched the offensive to retake Fallujah on May 22.

UN chief says time is running out for Syria talks

12 Jun, 2016

The U.S. State Department said such attacks were "unacceptable in any circumstance", but they have also hampered the delivery and distribution of "badly needed assistance". But progress on the airlifts has been slow and many have not received aid. United Nations estimates say there are about 593,000 civilians trapped in in besieged areas in Syria, 453,000 of whom are besieged by government forces.

Federal Trial for Dylann Roof Set for November

12 Jun, 2016

The Associated Press, WCIV-TV and The Post and Courier of Charleston are challenging a judge's order issued last week that prohibits the release of public records in the June 17 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. Roof, 22, faces different charges in each. Other factors contributing to the government's decision, the notice said, to seek the death penalty are that Roof meant to kill more than one person "in a single criminal episode", that he acted "after substantial ...

Brazil health minister says Zika not a worry for Olympics

12 Jun, 2016

Health experts have called for the postponement or relocation of the games , though the World Health Organization declared last month that that would be unjustified. Bueno added that the missed debt payments by the state to two foreign banks last month has halted the release of 1 billion reais ($400 million) needed to finish a metro line to the Olympic venue.

French-initiated peace talks doomed to fail

12 Jun, 2016

The Israelis also have their eyes on the calendar. "We must act urgently to revive the two-state solution, to bring it back before it's too late". Kerry spent nine months trying to bring the two sides together in 2014. "It is not like any European country, nor even America, or places like China or Russian Federation which have had a great number of homegrown ISIS fighters", he said, using an acronym for Islamic State.

USA singer dies after being shot at concert venue

12 Jun, 2016

During the struggle, the suspect shot himself. Police have released further details about the man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie outside an Orlando, Florida venue last night (June 10). But by then, Grimmie was already a show-biz veteran and YouTube star. Earlier Friday, Grimmie posted a message on Twitter inviting fans to her concert .

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