Islamic State group announces new Boko Haram leader

05 Aug, 2016

Shekau, in the 10-minute 23-second audio message in Arabic and Hausa said he was deceived, but he will never stray from the ideology of the Jama'atu Ahl as-Sunnah li-Da'awati wal-Jihad which he said had a basis in the Quran. So, whether there is change in leadership or not, we are sure of total annihilation of the group. Under Shekau, the seven-year insurgency spread to neighboring countries, killed more than 20,000 people and driven more than 2.2 millon from their homes, creating what ...

Softball, 4 other sports make Tokyo cut

05 Aug, 2016

The IOC also approved karate , skateboarding , rock climbing and surfing as new sports as part of its IOC Session in advance of the Rio Olympics. Skateboarding will have street and park events, and feature 80 athletes — 40 men and 40 women. The Olympics often fall right in the middle of Major League Baseball season, as USA Today points out, but MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the league was "excited" about baseball's restoration as an Olympic sport and that the league would cut ...

5 new sports added to 2020 Summer Olympics

05 Aug, 2016

The vote, which took place on Wednesday, was the conclusion of a process that began in 2014, with the approval of IOC's strategic roadmap. These sports will add 18 events and 474 athletes to the quadrennial sports spectacle, taking the total number to 33 sports and 11,000 athletes, up from the usual 28 sports and 10,500 sportspersons.

Displaced Ellicott City residents allowed brief home visits

04 Aug, 2016

Displaced residents were originally scheduled to have access to their homes between 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The flooding was worse than that from Hurricane Agnes in 1972, when a bridge and historic structures were wiped out, Kittleman said .

Indonesia executes 4 people convicted of drug crimes

31 Jul, 2016

The appeal was made yesterday when the Ministry of foriegn Affairs summoned the charge d' Affairs of the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia. The statement added that Indonesia has rapidly become regions most prolific executioner State, with 19 executions in the last three years.

US, North Korea trade barbs over nuclear weapon tests

28 Jul, 2016

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated after North Korea successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test in early January and put a satellite into orbit a month later, violating UN Security Council resolutions and triggering condemnation from the global community.

Mike Pence Appears To Contradict Trump's Stance On NATO

28 Jul, 2016

On a glistening summer morning by the shores of Lake Erie, the bleary eyed Indiana Republican National Convention delegation found themselves in the company of their vice presidential nominee. "Indiana is a state that works because conservative principles work every time you put them into practice", Pence said. Guillermo Moreno, an alternate delegate from California, says he's not concerned with Pence's non-specific answer.

Afghan official says major offensive against IS underway

27 Jul, 2016

During a visit to Nangarhar earlier this month, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani directed the Afghan army to completely eliminate ISIL. Since the tour of Ghani to the eastern region, the military crackdown has been increased on IS fighters in the eastern part of Afghanistan.

Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

24 Jul, 2016

Gov. Dan Patrick, an ardent Cruz supporter who chaired his Texas campaign. "So in four years or eight years after the Trump presidency, conservatives will remember that he walked out on us". "I don't think it does any good for the party or undecided voters for them to be talking about anybody other than Hillary Clinton", Walker said. "I don't know if that was intended", Ingoglia said.

Defiant Corbyn wins right to stand as leader

22 Jul, 2016

One of Labour's biggest donors has announced he will legally challenge the party's decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn onto the leadership ballot without seeking nominations. A bitter row broke out within the party's rival factions over whether Mr Corbyn had the right to be allowed to stand again without the backing of a substantial number of MPs and Euro MPs.

Differences aside, Pence looks a safe bet for Trump

18 Jul, 2016

Pence is scheduled to return to IN later Saturday for a 5 p.m. rally at the Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 E. State Road 32, Zionsville. He sought to gloss over his previous criticism of Mr Trump's proposed ban on Muslim immigrants, choosing instead to criticise Mrs Clinton's call to take in more Syrian refugees.

White ex-officer charged in death of black Atlanta man

17 Jul, 2016

Fulton County jail records show James R. Burns was arrested Saturday on charges including felony murder in the June 22 shooting of Devaris Caine Rogers. said. Burns was allegedly called in for backup by an off-duty officer working security at the complex because of an alleged auto break-in. Rogers was hit in the lower right side of his head and pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

We Now Know What The Democratic Convention Will Look Like

17 Jul, 2016

Through narrative storytelling utilizing innovative technology, Hillary Clinton's vision that we are stronger together will come into strong focus for the American people. An application by Bernie Sanders' campaign for a permit to rally during the Democratic National Convention has been denied . And to really thrive in American politics, as she does, politicians have got to get their hands dirty-not just organic, non-GMO gardening dirty, but rooting around in septic plumbing dirty.

Labour leadership challenge triggered

15 Jul, 2016

The Labour leadership election operates on a One Member One Vote (OMOV) system following changes made by Ed Miliband in the wake of the 2014 Collins Report. "We must respect that decision and give our members a choice of candidates as soon as possible", he said. Owen Smith, the former shadow Work and Pensions Secretary who resigned from Jeremy Corbyn's cabinet last month, has cruised past Angela Eagle in the betting odds to be the next Labour leader.

Kashmir: US calls for talks; India hits back at Pakistan at UN

15 Jul, 2016

On Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif convening a Cabinet meeting to discuss the situation in Kashmir, India External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in New Delhi, Pakistan has no locus standi in India's internal affairs. Meanwhile, 1500 of people are lying injured at all hospitals of Kashmir. Pakistani national, Ajmal Amir Kasab, was the only person arrested in the Mumbai attacks.

Boris Johnson is the new British Foreign Secretary

14 Jul, 2016

But he will not have to deal with Brussels. His appointment puts George Osborne out of a job, but the former chancellor's fortunes had... However, the key player in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union will be David Davis, who was named secretary of state for exiting the European Union.

Miko Grimes goes on controversial, anti-Semitic rant against Dolphins owner

12 Jul, 2016

What started out as a fairly humdrum topic over which to argue on Twitter - Kobe Bryant - quickly veered into Miko's favorite target for bashing, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill. "If you are a GM in the National Football League and you happen to be Jewish, nine times out of 10 you will get another job if fired because the majority of the owners are Jewish and " rumor has it" Jewish people take care of their own", she wrote .

1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US

11 Jul, 2016

Dagmar Vitek, a medical director for the Salt Lake County Health Department, in a statement . The patient who died in late June was elderly and also suffered from another health condition, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department.

South Korea Olympic committee clears Park Tae-hwan

09 Jul, 2016

Park's suspension by FINA ended in March, which meant the KOC regulation effectively ruled him off the national team until March 2019. The decision came after a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He was left off the preliminary roster announced on May 11, even after meeting the Olympic qualifying times in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 1,500m freestyle at the national team trials in April.

Man exchanges gunfire with Georgia police officer

09 Jul, 2016

Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress confirmed a police officer was shot multiple times during a shooting Friday morning. The suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, fired shots into the Days Inn on Volunteer Parkway and then began shooting at cars on the highway.

Baker signs transgender bill

09 Jul, 2016

How that will be accomplished is unclear, however. But legislators and LGBTQ advocacy groups say those concerns are unfounded. The bill bars anti-trans discrimination in a broad array of contexts and allows trans people to use the bathroom and locker room consistent with their gender identity.

Jared Kushner, An Orthodox Jew, Defends Father-In-Law Donald Trump

09 Jul, 2016

In an essay in the Observer later Wednesday, Kushner took his defense of his father-in-law further, revealing his family's history of Holocaust survival because, he wrote, "it's important to me that people understand where I'm coming from when I report that I know the difference between actual, risky intolerance versus these labels that get tossed around in an effort to score political points".

Water Tanker Scam Case : ACB Issues Notice To Sheila Dikshit

08 Jul, 2016

Terming as "illegal" the notice sent by the Anti- Corruption Branch (ACB) to Dikshit in the alleged scam, Mishra said the anti-graft body was treating him, who was a complainant, as an accused, but the agency had a soft stand in case of the former Chief Minister.

China says to keep appropriate liquidity, stable yuan

08 Jul, 2016

China is implementing requirements for foreign firms to settle foreign exchange forward yuan positions in the onshore market, the country's foreign exchange trading platform said in a statement on Wednesday. "We all know that the yuan will weaken further". The consumer inflation rate may have dipped slightly to 1.8 percent in June, which would be a five-month low, while producer deflation may show further signs of moderating, easing strains on companies' profit margins.

Oscar Pistorius set to learn sentence for Reeva Steenkamp murder

06 Jul, 2016

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. According to Reuters , the court was to factor in whether to mitigate Pistorius' sentence due to his disability and the time he's already spent behind bars before prosecutors appealed the case.

Authorities probe disappearance of US student in Rome

05 Jul, 2016

John Cabot University, founded in 1972, describes itself as "An American university in the heart of Rome ". Madison's WMTV interviewed another of Solomon's brothers, Jake Solomon, who said the family "realized that thousands of dollars had been charged on his card" after learning of the disappearance.

Kenya's lawyers to boycott work over extra-judicial killings

05 Jul, 2016

Over 30 Kenyan and worldwide human-rights organisations are urging Kenyan authorities to investigate the "shocking abduction, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings" of a human rights lawyer, his client and a taxi driver. The two and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri reportedly went missing shortly after a court session at Mavoko law courts on June 23. A statement by 34 global human rights organizations condemned [AI report] the murders and hundreds have taken to the streets of ...

One of Dhaka terrorists was Shraddha Kapoor fan

05 Jul, 2016

A social media account attributed to the youth had stated that Nibras was a treasurer at the Monash University International Student Services. As soon as Bangladeshi officials released images of the attackers, the images were widely circulated on social media and several people identified Nibras.

Israel Cuts Palestinian Tax Revenue in Retaliation for Killing of Girl

02 Jul, 2016

Both sides should work to de-escalate tensions by exercising restraint and refraining from provocative actions and rhetoric. The report was written by senior diplomats representing the members of the Quartet - the American special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Frank Lowenstein, European envoy Fernando Gentilini, United Nations envoy Nikolai Mladenov and Russian envoy Sergey Vershinin.

Manchester United make Henrikh Mkhitaryan blunder

02 Jul, 2016

On Thursday, Mkhitaryan T-shirts showed up in the Manchester United store for $108 a pop. The Portuguese coach has been appointed as the club's new manager on a three-year contract after Louis van Gaal's sacking at the end of last season.

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