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Hiroshima angry about atomic-bomb memorial park becoming 'Pokemon Go' site
29.07.16 14:02 as Japan - TEAM PT

Add Japan's Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to the growing list of inappropriate Pokemon Go-playing venues that includes the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The park commemorates the dropping of the first atomic bomb at the end of World War II, and city officials are hoping ...
  


Indian convict Gurdip Singh not among those executed in Indonesia
29.07.16 12:11 as Indians Abroad - TEAM PT

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that Indian convict Gurdip Singh, who was supposed to be executed on Thursday night in Indonesia, was reprieved when four other convicts were executed for drug crimes.

"Indian Ambassador in Indonesia has informed me that Gurdip Singh whose execution ...
  


Stabbing spree in Japan leaves at least 19 dead
26.07.16 11:34 as Japan - TEAM PT

A knife-wielding former employee went on a stabbing rampage at a residential care facility for the disabled in Kanagawa Prefecture west of Tokyo early Tuesday, killing at least 19 people and injuring 26 others, 20 of them seriously, police said.

Police arrested Satoshi Uematsu, 26, who ...
  


Kabul: 50 feared dead after blast hits protest march
23.07.16 04:38 as Afghanistan - team pt

An explosion ripped through an area of Kabul on Saturday where hundreds of minority Shia Hazaras were protesting over a power line, police said, with eyewitnesses reporting a number of casualties.

Ambulances were struggling to reach the scene as authorities had overnight blocked key intersections with ...
  


Hillary Clinton Selects Tim Kaine as a Vice Presidential Running Mate
23.07.16 01:15 as General - team pt

Hillary Clinton named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate Friday, selecting a battleground-state politician with working-class roots and a fluency in Spanish, traits that she believes can bolster her chances to defeat Donald J. Trump in November.

Mrs. Clinton’s choice, which she ...
  


Donald Trump is officially the Republican Presidential Nominee
20.07.16 08:37 as USA - TEAM PT

The billionaire businessman Donald Trump was officially named the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee early on Wednesday.

Trump is scheduled to address the convention via remote from New York on Wednesday evening, but tweeted shortly after the vote.

"Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for ...
  


North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in show of force
19.07.16 12:28 as North Korea - TEAM PT

North Korea early on Tuesday fired three ballistic missiles which flew between 500 and 600 kms (300 and 360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said, the latest in a series of provocative moves by the isolated country.

The U.S. military said ...
  


Magnitude 5 earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo, no major damage
16.07.16 22:47 as Japan - TEAM PT

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck eastern Japan on Sunday (July 17), Japan’s Meteorological Agency and the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, rattling buildings in Tokyo.
 
The USGS put the epicenter north-west of Tokyo, at a depth of about 44 km. There were ...
  


Over 200 Killed In Turkey’s failed Coup Attempt; Erdogan returns
16.07.16 05:40 as Turkey - TEAM PT

Turkey's government defeated a coup attempt by a renegade faction of the military, restoring control on Saturday to the major cities after a night of chaos and clashes that killed nearly 200 and has plunged the already troubled country into uncertainty.

More than 100 coup plotters ...
  


At least 80 dead in France truck attack
14.07.16 23:19 as France - News Media

NICE: At least 80 people were killed, including children, when a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in Nice for Bastille Day, says France's interior minister.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 80 people have died in the truck attack on the seaside ...
  


Theresa May to become British Prime Minister as Andrea Leadsom quits Conservative leadership race
11.07.16 05:15 as Britian -

One of the two finalists for British prime minister pulled out of the contest Monday, a move that could effectively cede the job to home affairs secretary Theresa May.

Andrea Leadsom, the country’s energy minister, abandoned her campaign just days after she was voted by Conservative ...
  


Bomb blast near Eid congregation in Bangladesh; A policeman killed
07.07.16 00:12 as Bangladesh - TEAM PT

One policeman was killed and several injured in an explosion on Thursday morning at the entrance of the Eid prayer gathering in Bangladesh’s Kishoreganj district after a group of suspected radical Islamist hurled homemade bombs.

The victim was identified as police constable Zahirul Islam.

One suspected attacker ...
  


Juno probe: Nasa's spacecraft makes history by entering Jupiter's orbit after five-year journey
04.07.16 23:43 as NASA - TEAM PT

Braving intense radiation, Nasa spacecraft Juno reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.

Ground controllers at the Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin erupted in applause when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft beamed home news that it ...
  


126 killed in two Baghdad bombings, ISIS claims responsibility
03.07.16 22:19 as Baghdad - TEAM PT

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through a busy Baghdad shopping district on Sunday, killing at least 126 people in the deadliest attack this year in Iraq's capital.

The blast hit the Karrada district early in the day as the area ...
  


Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI as part of email probe
02.07.16 21:34 as USA - By Dan Berman, Evan Perez and Pamela Brown, CNN

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton met with the FBI for three and a half hours Saturday as part of the investigation into her use of a private email server while leading the State Department, her campaign said.

"Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email ...
  


Dhaka hostage crisis ends; 6 gunmen killed, ISIS claims responsibility
02.07.16 00:22 as Bangladesh - TEAM PT

Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners at the end of the 10-hour standoff.

Gunshots and sounds of explosion rocked the area ...
  



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