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South African Jazz legend Ray Phiri has passed away

South African Jazz legend Ray Phiri has passed away He formed the Afro-pop group The Cannibals in the 1970s but it had little national success. Stimela achieved critical and commercial success with gold and platinum-selling albums like Fire, Passion and Ecstacy (1991) and Look, Listen and Decide (1992). [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower block fire: Government 'must speed up safety checks'

Grenfell Tower block fire: Government 'must speed up safety checks' Ms Campbell said they were also "looking at buying" private properties for a faster fix to rehouse Grenfell survivors, but she would not reveal how much they were willing to spend. MPS Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said that initial investigations were conducted on basis of a potential manslaughter. Commander Stuart Cundy said: "Each and every one of us involved from the Met is determine... [Full Article...]

We now know seven Overwatch League owners

We now know seven Overwatch League owners Andy Miller , the co-owner of the NBA's Sacramento Kings and the chairman of NRG eSports , will own the league's San Francisco-based team. Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer also revealed that participating teams will have in-game items that players can equip to show their support. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Gets Its First Video Streaming App

Nintendo Switch Gets Its First Video Streaming App Here's the announcement trailer for the release of the Niconico app for the Nintendo Switch console. Up to this point, the Switch had no streaming apps to speak of on its system, making it a departure from the Wii U which had access to several streaming services like Netflix. [Full Article...]

On Wednesday, July 12, everyone can stand up for net neutrality

On Wednesday, July 12, everyone can stand up for net neutrality The US telecom industry announced a halt in its legal battle against the net neutrality rules , in order to give the FCC more time to review the regulation. The Federal Communications Commision (FCC) is now soliciting comment on Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to roll back the rules, in favor of the telecommunications industry's desire for looser internet regulation. [Full Article...]

International Olympic Committee approves awarding 2024 and 2028 Games in September

International Olympic Committee approves awarding 2024 and 2028 Games in September Four other cities - Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Boston - have withdrawn bids, scared off by the size and cost of the Games, forcing the International Olympic Committee to recommend the double awarding to make it more attractive for potential hosts. [Full Article...]

Senators to Grill FBI Pick Wray on Independence, Terrorism

Senators to Grill FBI Pick Wray on Independence, Terrorism Wray's lengthy legal career included a stint as a top Justice Department official in the Bush administration and white collar work at an global law firm with several major corporations and banks as clients. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy , D-Vt., was reported to be disturbed about Wray's testimony in 2004 that the Justice Department was not notified about possible violations of law at Abu Ghraib. [Full Article...]

Actress abduction case: Dileep in police custody for 2 days

Actress abduction case: Dileep in police custody for 2 days The actor has pleaded not guilty, maintaining that he was "trapped". Actor Dileep was expelled from AMMA after an emergency executive committee meeting of the organisation held at the residence of actor Mammootty at Panampilly Nagar in Kochi on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Chinese troops leave for Djibouti to set up military base

Chinese troops leave for Djibouti to set up military base It's not a business resupply point. "This base can support Chinese Navy to go farther, so it means a lot", said the paper. China's military development was about protecting its own security, it said. "China's defence policy is defensive in nature". "China's overseas interests are spread around the world and need to be protected". The United States, France, Japan, Italy and Spain already ha... [Full Article...]

Israel 'endorses antisemitic laughing Jew poster' in Hungary — George Soros betrayal

Israel 'endorses antisemitic laughing Jew poster' in Hungary — George Soros betrayal Israel's foreign ministry has backed a series of billboards in Hungary denouncing USA billionaire George Soros , just hours after its ambassador condemned the billboard campaign as anti-Semitic. But that intervention was swiftly undermined by a statement from the Israeli foreign ministry, the Jerusalem Post reports. They are republished from a number of sources, and are not produced by MintPress ... [Full Article...]

Woman arrested in connection with killing of baby

Woman arrested in connection with killing of baby A woman places flowers at the Riverside apartment complex in Kimmage. She was taken to St James' Hospital where she underwent emergency treatment and remained in a serious condition. An investigation has been launched after a three-year-old child was found dead with suspected knife wounds in the Republic. It is understood that both she and the boy suffered knife wounds. [Full Article...]

US House bill allocates $1.6B for border wall construction

US House bill allocates $1.6B for border wall construction House Republicans unveiled a spending bill Tuesday that includes funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, setting up a clash with Democrats that risks a government shutdown later this year. And given the delicate balance of power in Washington right now and the fact that the Democrats will nearly certainly vote no on anything suggested by Republicans, it wouldn't ta... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis declares a new path to sainthood

Pope Francis declares a new path to sainthood The pope's letter means that someone who voluntarily dies in place of another person can be considered for beatification-a process that declares the subject "blessed" and which is a precursor to being made a saint-and canonization. The candidates for sainthood under the recent category must have performed a miracle after their death. When Pope John Paul II canonized Maximilian Kolbe in 198... [Full Article...]

First Earth-Orbit Teleportation: China Teleports Object To Space Through Quantum Entanglement

First Earth-Orbit Teleportation: China Teleports Object To Space Through Quantum Entanglement The researchers based on the principle of quantum entanglement , which states that if two protons are created at the same moment, they are forever "entangled", and whatever happens to one happens to the other at the same time. It's been 20 years since quantum scientists successfully teleported a photon over a distance of 10 miles, proving that quantum entanglement - a process that Albert Einstein... [Full Article...]

Ukraine set to begin talks on joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Ukraine set to begin talks on joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation According to the Kyiv Post , Poroshenko reported that Ambassador Volcker will remain in Kiev for several days to resolve issues of bilateral cooperation. Poroshenko has pledged Ukraine will undertake a series of reforms aimed at qualifying the country for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership by 2020. [Full Article...]

Iranian cancer researcher and his family detained at Boston airport

Iranian cancer researcher and his family detained at Boston airport Dehnavi and his family will be released and allowed to enter the USA". But fellow researcher Mohammad Rashidian tells the site that the researcher, his wife, and his three children are being detained, and that airport officials say they will have to be sent back to Iran. [Full Article...]

Samsung just launched new mobiles (no, it's not yet the Note 8)

Samsung just launched new mobiles (no, it's not yet the Note 8) The South Korean technology giant expects to sell 9 million units of the Galaxy Note 8 within the first three months of its launch. A Samsung executive also told The Investor that the bigger-screen phone will be unveiled later next month in NY but declined to confirm the August 23 date. [Full Article...]

Trillion tonne iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

Trillion tonne iceberg breaks off from Antarctica Throughout the Antarctic winter, scientists monitored the progress of the rift in the ice shelf using the European Space Agency satellites . A huge iceberg, approximately 6,000 square kilometres in size, has broken off from Antarctica and is now cast adrift in the Weddell Sea, part of the Southern Ocean, the fourth largest ocean in the world. [Full Article...]

Trump Says 'Something Has to be Done' about N. Korea

Trump Says 'Something Has to be Done' about N. Korea Trump also told Xi that trade is a "very, very big issue for the United States". The response ran counter to China's repeated calls for North Korea's to stop its missile and nuclear tests in exchange for the US and South Korea halting the joint military drills that antagonize the Kim regime. [Full Article...]

Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli army in Jenin clashes

Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli army in Jenin clashes The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that 18 of them are suspected of participating in terrorist activities and violent riots against civilians and security forces. In Jenin area, north of the West Bank, Israeli army reportedly detained four Palestinians from the villages of Burqin and Ta'ennek. A wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 276 Palestinians, 42 Israelis, t... [Full Article...]


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