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Author: 0 Tribunal case is more than a matter of rocks and reefs

China has repeatedly blamed the United States for stirring up trouble in the South China Sea, where its territorial claims overlap in parts with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. China could have chosen a Chinese arbitrator for the tribunal but instead made a decision to ignore the process, he said.

World Media Fighting rocks South Sudan capital for 5th day
Author: 0 Fighting rocks South Sudan capital for 5th day

UNMISS said on Monday it condemned the use of heavy weapons, including rockets from attack helicopters, around its bases where eight people have been killed and dozens wounded in the past 24 hours. The new fighting also has raised concern the conflict could spread to other ethnic groups. "I am deeply frustrated that despite commitments by South Sudan's leaders, fighting has resumed", he said .

World Media OLYMPICS: Biles fulfills Olympic dreams
Author: 0 OLYMPICS: Biles fulfills Olympic dreams

Douglas won the gold medal in the individual all-around competition in 2012. They're going to get better at bars. Though hardly surprising after she won the US junior championship a year ago, Hernandez's past month of competition has been impressive as she has shown she belongs with the top gymnasts in the world.

World Media Allyson Felix misses out on Olympic double by less than a second
Author: 0 Allyson Felix misses out on Olympic double by less than a second

She is a former long jump star for USM, a two-time NCAA champion, who switched over to sprints full time two years ago with her eye on the Olympic prize. She also stepped out of bounds during her floor exercise and hopped off the beam following a rare mistake. Then Douglas went on a coaching tour, training in Los Angeles, back with Chow and finally landing in Ohio.

Author: 0 Parker, France headed to Rio Olympics after win over Canada

France has earned the final basketball spot in the Olympics, beating Canada 83-74 on Sunday in the championship game of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila , Philippines. Parker, along with fellow National Basketball Association players Nic Batum and Boris Diaw , overpowered a Canadian side which featured its own National Basketball Association players, Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph , and are the last team standing among a pool that includes New Zealand, Senegal, Turkey and the ...

World Media Sharif condemns India over killing of Burhan Wani
Author: 0 Sharif condemns India over killing of Burhan Wani

The latest fatalities took the death toll in two days of widespread clashes between protesters and security forces in the Kashmir Valley to 19 - 18 demonstrators and one policeman. More than 100 civilians have so far been injured in the clashes. But a recent uptick in militant attacks has galvanised frustrated young Kashmiris, many of whom deeply resent the military's presence.

World Media Carter: US will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul
Author: 0 Carter: US will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul

Carter arrived in Baghdad to discuss the Iraqi army's plans - including US involvement - to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which has been in ISIS hands since June 2014. "At every step in this campaign, we have generated and seized additional opportunities to hasten ISIL's lasting defeat", Carter said in a statement, using another name for ISIS.

Author: 0 Frances Pogba sad to see Buffon in tears after Italys Euro exit

The Bayern Munich 'keeper admitted he had been annoyed when Bonucci's 78th-minute penalty had cancelled out Mesut Ozil's opening goal in regular time. With this performance however, Buffon proved that he has just got better with age and the Azzurri fans will be hoping that Buffon comes back for one last tournament in 2018.

World Media Cameron says Britain will not turn back on EU
Author: 0 Cameron says Britain will not turn back on EU

Meanwhile Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has held talks with European Union officials in Brussels, including Mr Juncker, after Scottish voters opted to remain in the EU. Others, which rely on Britain as a major trading partner and geopolitical ally, have argued for a softer tack that leaves the European Union closely bound to one of the world's largest economies and military forces, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Author: 0 UN chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan

Explosions and "very heavy gunfire" sounding "like popcorn", was reported by a resident in the Gudele area, who insisted on anonymity for safety. The United Nations Security Council, which held a closed door meeting in NY on Sunday, expressed "shock and outrage" at attacks on civilians and U.N.

Author: 0 Trump weighs in on Dallas attack

In an interview, Stewart said his Facebook post was "from me". The Republican focused on restoring law and order and offered his prayers and condolences in the statement and in a tweet that was sent out early on Friday morning. "Men & women of law enforcement selflessly run into harm's way to save the lives of others. But worse, these allegations result in the murder of our police".

World Media Korea Vows to End Diplomat Communication Channel With US
Author: 0 Korea Vows to End Diplomat Communication Channel With US

North Korea's military, which has "sufficient latest offensive strike means", will take "more merciless and powerful successive corresponding measures against the U.S. The North also test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on December 25, but that test was seen as a failure, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

World Media South Sudan's former rebel leader calls for cease-fire
Author: 0 South Sudan's former rebel leader calls for cease-fire

Following his return from the capital Juba , CAFOD's director of operations, Geoff O'Donoghue, said: "The country is at a fragile stage, as it marks its fifth year of independence; lives have been shattered by the conflict, and further compounded by the struggling economy, sending people deeper into poverty".

Author: 0 Israeli group sues Facebook over Palestinian violence

The victims cited in the case are all American, including Taylor Force, 28, who was stabbed to death while visiting Israel in March. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, called the lawsuit an Israeli attempt to blackmail Facebook and accused Israel of trying to turn the social network into a spy tool against Palestinians.

World Media Nigel Farage's 'Frexit' leaves voters in disbelief
Author: 0 Nigel Farage's 'Frexit' leaves voters in disbelief

The party's National Executive Committee received his resignation and approved Mr Farage's appointment of Mr Oakden at a meeting on Monday. Singer Charlotte Church claims she will be reporting online abuse to the police following backlash from her tweet about United Kingdom politician Nigel Farage.

World Media LafargeHolcim sells its Indian branch for $1,4 bln
Author: 0 LafargeHolcim sells its Indian branch for $1,4 bln

Karsanbhai Patel led Ahmedabad based detergent maker Nirma Limited has agreed to acquire Lafarge India's 11 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) cement assets for Rs 9,300 crore ($1.4 billion) outbidding Sajjan Jindal led JSW Cement and Ajay Piramal led Piramal Enterprises, signalling further consolidation in India's cement industry.

World Media May and Leadsom make shortlist to become UK's next Prime Minister
Author: 0 May and Leadsom make shortlist to become UK's next Prime Minister

Mrs May secured her place on the leadership ballot by securing 199 votes from MPs, with Mrs Leadsom winning the support of 84 colleagues. May will now go head to head with Leadsom in an all-woman contest after justice secretary Michael Gove was eliminated from the Conservative party leadership race with the least votes in the second round of voting today.

Author: 0 Vatican taps ex-Fox reporter, woman in new spokesman team

Father Lombardi retired as head of Vatican Radio in February this year when the Secretariat for Communications took over the general administration of the radio. "I think the same is true here, and so that was good preparation", he said. He became vice director of the press office and is credited in part with creating Pope Francis' huge social media presence.

Author: 0 Shorten concedes defeat in Australian election

Key to ending the uncertainty about Australia's government were public statements of confidence and supply from the returned MPs McGowan and Wilkie to add to Thursday's statement from Mr Katter. Labor leader Bill Shorten said on Friday the coalition is likely to "scrape over the line". The counting and the post-election recriminations are continuing as the coalition edges towards retaining government by a slim majority.

Author: 0 A Chipper Goodbye: British Prime Minister Hums After Announcing Resignation

He announced he would leave the top job after the Brexit referendum which saw an overwhelming vote for Britain to leave the European Union, despite Cameron having encouraged Britain to remain. As he returned to Number 10 after giving one of the most important statements of his Prime Ministerial career - he cheered himself with a jaunty ditty.

Author: 0 There's one person who could delay Theresa May becoming Prime Minister

Cameron has said he will leave office on Wednesday after his final session of Prime Minister's Questions in parliament. He said: "She is more than able to provide the leadership that our country is going to need in the years ahead and she will have my full support".

World Media China intensifies opposition ahead of South China Sea ruling
Author: 0 China intensifies opposition ahead of South China Sea ruling

The EU has urged all South China Sea claimants to resolve disputes through peaceful means and "pursue them in accordance with worldwide law", including the United Nations convention. Japan was an early supporter of the Philippines' pursuit of arbitration and says both China and the Philippines should abide by the outcome. On July 9, Hong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, said at least 60 countries, more than 30 of them from Africa, have voiced support for China's stance.

Author: 0 Dallas PD on alert after threat from Houston group

The building was surrounded by a SWAT team, who checked nearby cars. The department said it would not immediately confirm or deny whether its headquarters was under lockdown. Because groups like the Islamic State are "non-state actors, it's very hard for us ever to get the satisfaction of MacArthur and the emperor meeting and a war being officially over", Obama said, referring to the USA general and Japanese leader at the end of World War II.

World Media Theresa May News, Pictures, and Videos
Author: 0 Theresa May News, Pictures, and Videos

The energy minister told assembled press: "I have been overwhelmed by the incredible messages of support and goodwill from so many people". The point was to underscore that the transfer of power will happen smoothly after the vote favoring a British exit from the European Union, or Brexit.

Author: 0 Serena Williams wins second Wimbledon title of the day with Venus

Williams actually took home more dollars for last year's Wimbledon title - US$2.92 million - than she will this year, even after a 6.4 per cent increase in prize payout from last year's £1.88 million. 1 dominated the rallies exchange at the outset using her big serve to good effect winning 88 percent of the points on serve. She was up far quicker than the champion's sister though, with Venus staying in her seat for several seconds before getting up and talking to Beyonce.

Author: 0 Georgia officer ambush stuns friends of suspect

The group had signs showing support for local police and wishing the officer a speedy recovery. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports that 22-year-old Stephen Paul Beck originally called 911 to have a Valdosta police officer dispatched to his location.

Author: 0 Netanyahu: Gaza Naval Blockade to Continue After Turkey Rapprochement

Relations between the former close allies imploded in 2010 following an Israeli naval raid that killed nine Turkish activists, including a dual American citizen, who were on a ship trying to breach Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli official said the money would be paid after Turkey's parliament passed legislation on the issue. "We have common interests such as gas deposits, but also a concern over the role of Iran, even if they won't admit it", the sources said.

Author: 0 Kashmir unrest: Ajit Doval sent packing from Africa, promises solution

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed anguish over the loss of innocent lives in protests in Kashmir following the killing of most wanted Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani last week. Parrikar told reporters that an over all assessment of security situation in Kashmir has to be done by the Home Ministry and Army was ready to provide any assistance like increasing force levels in any areas required.

Author: 0 Syrian Rebels Shell Aleppo, Kill Civilians

And a barrage of 300 rebel shells had been fired into western Aleppo since dawn, killing nine civilians, the monitor added. Large parts of Aleppo , once Syria's commercial and industrial hub, have been destroyed since fighting erupted there in 2012.

World Media British ex-Deputy Prime Minister now says Iraq war was illegal
Author: 0 British ex-Deputy Prime Minister now says Iraq war was illegal

He said he had not seen the motion yet, but "probably would" back it. The motion must be accepted by the Speaker of the House of Commons before it can be taken up by parliamentarians. But instead of standing by the decision, Corbyn himself apologised on behalf of the Labour Party for its decision under Blair to invade Iraq. This was the view of the then United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan as expressed in 2004.

World Media Unrestricted free agent started 73 games last season for Celtics
Author: 0 Unrestricted free agent started 73 games last season for Celtics

Sullinger now a UFA and can sign with any team. "They're really good pros", Stevens said. "We look forward to competing against him and crossing those bridges when we get there". Boston's crowded frontcourt and penchant for smallball lineups limited Sullinger's playing time, but the decreased minutes suggested the Celtics did not have confidence in leaning on Sullinger, who endured a rough postseason against an athletic Hawks front line.

Author: 0 Alton Sterling family attend Dallas rally

Paul Police department said on Twitter , adding that protestors were setting off fireworks and throwing bricks. In response to the video of the officer pointing his handgun at protesters, Baton Rouge police chief Carl Dabadie Jr. Numerous protests against police violence have been peaceful. Protests Continue In Baton Rouge After Police Shooting Death Of Alton SterlingBATON ROUGE, LA - JULY 09: Gina Key-Conrad pleads with Baton Rouge police in riot gear as they move in on the ...