Dallas police headquarters under lockdown after threat

Dallas police headquarters under lockdown after threat But one relative in Johnson's suburban neighborhood outside Dallas told public media station KERA he was a "goofy" person who loved sports and never talked about politics. The suspect said he was upset at white people. After barricading himself inside a building, Johnson told hostage negotiators he was angry about recent shootings of black men by police and that he wanted to kill white people,... [Full Article...]

Dallas shooter described as loner, follower of black militant groups

Micah Johnson, an Army veteran, received instruction at the Academy of Combative Warrior Arts in the Dallas suburb of Richardson about two years ago, a person who said he was in charge of the organization told The Associated Press . His profile picture featured the red, black and green Pan-African flag and his Facebook account also contained information about Richard Griffin, also known as P... [Full Article...]

Labour South Yorkshire councillors sign open letter backing Jeremy Corbyn

Labour South Yorkshire councillors sign open letter backing Jeremy Corbyn On its website, Wallasey Branch Labour Party said: "Last night at our branch meeting Wallasey Branch Labour Party passed, with an overwhelming majority, a motion of support for Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party". Mr Smith said he needed more time to reach a resolution over this weekend. The plans for a crisis meeting emerged after Mr Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party was backed b... [Full Article...]

Top Tories back leadership favourite Theresa May

Top Tories back leadership favourite Theresa May He said that, while he had "enjoyed" working with Johnson during the referendum campaign, the former mayor - who has often been labelled as "bumbling" - lacked "grit, executive authority, sense of objective, clarity". Gove is up against Home Secretary Theresa May and three others to succeed David Cameron as party leader and become Britain's next prime minister . [Full Article...]

Trump says considering 10 candidates for vice president

Trump says considering 10 candidates for vice president As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been a vocal critical of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Bob Corker told NBC's Kelly O'Donnell "I've always thought that I'm better suited for other kinds of things", while sources confirmed to NBC News - after a report in POLITICO - that Iowa Sen. [Full Article...]

Thousands take to US streets to protest police violence

No other details were given. It may not be the last time the tactic is used. Poor performing police officers were fired. In New York City, about 300 people took to the streets to protest Friday night. He was killed by a robot-delivered bomb Thursday after the shootings, which marked the deadliest day for US law enforcement since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. [Full Article...]

Settle Differences on SCS Peacefully: UN Chief

China is conducting military exercises around the Paracel Islands in the north of the region this week, while U.S. Navy officials said on Thursday that U.S. The lawmakers expressed concern over the recent situation in the South China Sea, noting the presence of USA aircraft carrier groups and an ongoing drill being held by the Chinese military in the region. [Full Article...]

Syrian military declares 72-hour truce across Syria - military source

The army's ceasefire began early on Wednesday and will extend until midnight on Friday, covering the period during which Eid will be celebrated. The statement came after US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the ceasefire and said he was working with Russian Federation and others to try to transform it into a lasting truce. [Full Article...]

Dallas gunman had fought in Afghanistan

Dallas gunman had fought in Afghanistan We are hurting. We are exhausted. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen Officers in Dallas , Texas". "We don't condone it, we don't support it, but we understand it", Omowale said . The gunman told police he was not affiliated with any organized groups. Excessive force complaints against Dallas officers dropped by 64% between 2009 and 2014, the Dallas Morning New... [Full Article...]

Continental US Saw First Zika Related Death In Utah

Zika is a virus primarily spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Though the recorded Zika cases in the USA only includes women who have acquired the disease by travelling to places where the virus is rampant, experts are still pushing their warnings to people with regards to the possible virus transmission especially that in the few weeks, summer season will begin. [Full Article...]

Pol: Trump defended articles of the Constitution that don't exist

While Donald Trump may not have the support of some in the Republican Party, it won't hurt his fundraising efforts, thanks to his "huge" broad-based support across the country, campaign finance chairman Steve Mnuchin said Friday. Trump hadn't addressed the civilian shootings until Friday, when he lamented the "senseless, tragic deaths of two motorists in Louisiana and Minnesota". [Full Article...]

America not divided after killings: Obama

America not divided after killings: Obama Obama pointed out that crime was now substantially lower and that U.S. society had stronger foundations to build on than half a century ago. "And we do not seek confrontation", he said. As part of the reinforcement, Britain will send a 500-strong battalion to Estonia and a further 50 troops to be stationed in Poland. Obama pledged an "unwavering commitment of the United States to the security an... [Full Article...]

Four dead in clashes in Kashmir; Amarnath yatra suspended

Inspector-General Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani had described Wani's killing as the "biggest success against militants" in recent years. The police picket guarding minority community in Vessu area of south Kashmir was also attacked, the official said. [Full Article...]

Obama to take questions on Dallas attack, race relations

Obama to take questions on Dallas attack, race relations He called the shootings a "wrenching reminder of the sacrifices" that police office make every day. As of late Friday morning he hadn't heard from authorities, though he said he alerted local police because he has been "bombarded" with online threats and "hate" and he fears for his safety. [Full Article...]

Gotze wants out; Tottenham join the race

Gotze wants out; Tottenham join the race Just because a player fails to get regular football for Bayern, hardly makes his a failure, whilst we also have to judge his worldwide form, based on a lack of club minutes, which is sure to hamper a players rhythm and confidence. Jurgen Klopp knows Gotze well having worked together at Dortmund and it appears he's keen on a reunion at Anfield while Arsene Wenger is on the look-out for attacking re... [Full Article...]

Alton Sterling's family denounces violence in Dallas

State and local law enforcement officials briefed Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday about their public safety strategies. "I have very serious concerns". After some shouting, what sounds like a gunshot can be heard. Watching someone die through the lens of a cellphone camera gives most of us a visceral combination of emotions. [Full Article...]

Partner of man killed by Louisiana police condemns violence

Partner of man killed by Louisiana police condemns violence Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the convenience store on Tuesday. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave, standard department procedure. At the Baton Rouge church on Thursday, Edwards said there would be a new focus on training and retraining in the police department, and stressed the need to introduce people to the police at an early age. [Full Article...]

Explosives found at Dallas shooting suspects home

Hundreds of demonstrators had gathered Thursday in Dallas, Texas, a city of 1.2 million people, to protest over the fatal police shootings of two black men this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. Johnson was a private first class from the Dallas suburb of Mesquite who specialised in carpentry and masonry . Recently, it was reported that investigators found bomb-making materials and various weap... [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack policemen protecting worshippers in Bangladesh; 3 killed

Gunmen attack policemen protecting worshippers in Bangladesh; 3 killed A woman was also killed during the shootout while she was witnessing the incident from the window of her house near the scene, the Prothom Alo newspaper reported. Hours after the warnings were posted on social media, they became reality when a group of jihadists, allegedly linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), massacred 22 people, including two police officers, and wounded another 40 during a a... [Full Article...]

Dallas gunman was Army veteran who served in Afghanistan

The Colony Police Department posted the following statement on its website: "The Colony Police Department stands by our brothers and sisters of Dallas and DART Police Departments and their families". Michael Krol , 40, had always wanted to be a police officer , his uncle, Jim Ehlke, said. In the chaos, officers ran to the aid of fallen colleagues. [Full Article...]

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