Fox News president resigns after accusations of sexual harassment

Fox News president resigns after accusations of sexual harassment

Washington, July 22 : The president of Fox News, Roger Ailes, resigned as the network's chief after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment.
The network's parent company, 21st Century Fox, announced his resignation on Thursday.

"Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country. Roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organisation and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years," Rupert Murdoch, who will take over immediately as chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, said in a communique.


Obama administration taken aback by Pakistan permitting Hafiz Saeed's anti-India rally

Obama administration taken aback by Pakistan permitting Hafiz Saeed's anti-India

Washington, July 22 : The U.S. administration has taken serious note of Pakistan permitting Jama'at-ud-Da'wah leader Hafiz Saeed, a terrorist wanted by the United States and with a bounty of USD 10 million on his head for information leading to his arrest and conviction for involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008, to openly lead an anti-India rally of his supporters from Lahore to Islamabad on July 19.

Saeed led a Pakistan government call to observe July 19 as a "Black Day", apparently to draw attention to the "burning issue of Kashmir ".


Writer apologises for copying phrases for Melania Trump's speech

Writer apologises for copying phrases for Melania Trump's speech

Washington, July 21 : An aide for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took responsibility for copying portions of First Lady Michelle Obama's 2008 address for Melania Trump's convention speech on Monday.

A statement distributed on Wednesday by the campaign featured an apology from Meredith McIver and an offer of resignation. The statement attributed to McIver said the Republican presidential nominee had rejected her offer to resign, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Staff writer Meredith McIver, who called herself "a longtime friend and admirer of the Trump family," said in a statement released by the Trump campaign that while working with Melania Trump on her First Lady speech, the two discussed many people who inspired Melania Trump.


'Will never let you down', says Trump after clinching Republican nomination for US President

'Will never let you down', says Trump after clinching Republican nomination for

Washington D.C., July 20 : Donald Trump has officially clinched the Republican nomination for the US President after a state-by-state vote at the Party Convention.

"Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. I will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST!," Trump tweeted after the announcement.

After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Trump secured the party's 2016 nominations for the White House.

He won majority of delegates - 1,237 - needed to contest the November 8 US Presidential elections.


Donald Trump's wife plagiarises Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech

Donald Trump's wife plagiarises Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech

Cleveland(Ohio, US), July 19 : In a possible first, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump is being accused of plagiarising a speech of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

As Melania praised her husband, she went on to borrow some parts of Michelle Obama's convention speech in 2008, reports CNN.


Melania Trump plagiarises Michelle Obama's in RNC speech

Melania Trump plagiarises Michelle Obama's in RNC speech

Washington, July 19 : Melania Trump has appeared to have lifted a chunk of her speech during the opening night of the Republican National Convention from First Lady Michelle Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic convention, NBC News reported on Tuesday.

However, it remained unclear exactly what was behind the close similarities between the two speeches, but Melania, wife of Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, said on NBC's Today Show that she wrote the speech largely on her own.

"I read once over it, and that's all. Because I wrote itÂ…with as little help as possible," she told host Matt Lauer, when asked if she had practiced the speech.


'My husband is ready to lead this great nation': Melania Trump

'My husband is ready to lead this great nation': Melania Trump

Washington, July 19 : Former model Melania Trump delivered an uplifting, positive speech on Monday night on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, portraying her husband Donald Trump as the candidate ready to lead the nation.

But first, the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee made an unusual appearance in order to introduce her. The lights came down, and as Queen's "We are the Champions" played in the arena, Trump walked on stage, CBS News reported.

He thanked the roaring crowd and promised, "Oh, we're going to win. We're going to win so big," before going on to deliver a brief one-sentence introduction to "the next first lady...., my wife, an amazing mother, and an incredible woman, Melania Trump."


Republicans protest at Trump's convention

Republicans protest at Trump's convention

Washington, July 19 : Protesters have slammed what they called US presidential nominee Donald Trump's bigotry and xenophobia in rallies held on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

United in their message against the celebrity tycoon, the protesters marched on Monday in the Cleveland area outside the security parameter where the convention was being held under tight security, Al Jazeera reported.

Approximately a third of Cleveland's police officers were deployed around the convention area, and approximately 2,500 others from different areas were brought in to help, as the city expects 50,000 visitors during the three-day convention.


We hacked Pokemon Go servers: OurMine

We hacked Pokemon Go servers: OurMine

New York, July 18 : A day after players complained about the server outage of popular augmented reality (AR) game Pokemon Go, hacking group OurMine, which also compromised social media accounts of many celebrities, on Monday took responsibility of hacking the game servers.

The hacking team hit Pokemon Go's login servers with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack leaving some players frustrated as they were unable to log in to the game, technology website TechCrunch reported.

The group said it would not stop the attack until representatives from Pokemon Go contacted them.

"No one will be able to play this game till Pokemon Go contact us on our website to teach them how to protect it!" the group wrote in a post on its website.


Would declare war against ISIS: Donald Trump

Would declare war against ISIS: Donald Trump

Washington : Republican presidential Donald Trump has said if elected he will "declare war" on the Islamic State, but would send "very few" US troops on the ground to combat the dreaded terror outfit.

"It is war. By the way, it is war," Trump told '60 Minute' of the CBS News in an interview.

"We have people that want to wipe us out. We're gonna declare war against ISIS. We have to wipe out ISIS," he said in response to a question.

"I am going to have very few troops on the ground. We're going to have unbelievable intelligence, which we need; which, right now, we don't have. We don't have the people over there," he explained.


Condemning Baton Rouge attack, Obama calls for unity

Condemning Baton Rouge attack, Obama calls for unity

Cleveland (Ohio, US), July 18 : Condemning the killing of three police officers and injury to three others during a gun shooting spree in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, President Barack Obama said violence against law enforcement is violence against the nation and called on Americans to "temper our words and open our hearts."

"We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies violence against law enforcement. Attacks on police are an attack on all of us, and the rule of law that makes society possible. We don't need inflammatory rhetoric. We don't need careless accusations thrown around to score political points or to advance an agenda," CNN quoted President Obama, as saying.

He also underscored the dangers that the police face while performing their duties every day.


SIS on run despite recent terror attacks: John Kerry

SIS on run despite recent terror attacks: John Kerry

New York, July 18 : Pointing out at the recent terrorist attacks across the world, United States Secretary of State John Kerry has said the attacks reflect that ISIS is "on the run" in Iraq and Syria.

Downplaying attacks like the shooting at an Orlando nightclub, a driver's rampage through a crowd in Nice and the Istanbul airport attack, Kerry said they don't reflect the strength of the group in its home bases.

He termed these attacks as "the desperate actions of an enemy that sees the noose closing around them," reports CNN.

On being asked by CNN's Jake Tapper about the assertion that ISIS "is on the run" given the recent string of attacks reportedly inspired by them.


Erdogan rounds up suspected plotters of Turkey coup attempt

Erdogan rounds up suspected plotters of Turkey coup attempt

Washington D.C., July 18 : Staying true to his promise of launching a crackdown on those behind the failed military coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued to round up the suspects and those perceived to have been involved in the rebellion.

According to CNN, thousands of soldiers have been arrested and hundreds of judiciary members removed since Friday's uprising, which left at least 290 people dead and more than 1,400 injured in a chaotic night of violence.

Around 6,000 people have been detained and arrests will continue, according to Turkey's foreign ministry.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has vowed that "they will pay a heavy price" and Erdogan asserted that he will remove the "viruses" from all state institutions.


At least two cops shot dead in Louisiana

At least two cops shot dead in Louisiana

Louisiana (United States), July 17 : At least two police officers were shot dead in Louisiana's Baton Rouge area on Sunday.

The cause of the shooting and the identity of the attacker remain unclear, reported US media.

The incident took place during a party when two gun-wielding teenagers opened fire on the crowd.

According to reports, the attack ahs left 14 people wounded, out of which two are said to be critical. (ANI)


Donald Trump changes campaign logo after being mocked online

Donald Trump changes campaign logo after being mocked online

Washington, July 17 : The campaign of US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump unveiled a new logo on Saturday, a day after an original logo was mocked widely on social media.

The campaign released a new logo on Friday after Trump announced that he had chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. The campaign replaced it with another one on Saturday after the original logo was mocked widely online for appearing to be suggestive, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to a fundraising email sent by the Trump campaign on Friday, part of the original logo featured an intertwined blue "T" and "P" with the letter "T" penetrating the loop of "P".


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