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Melania Trump's speech writer offers resignation, gets rejected Melania Trump's speech writer offers resignation, gets rejected
- July 22, 2016

Melania's speech on Tuesday was initially widely appreciated before the lifting of sentences verbatim from a 2008 speech First Lady Michelle Obama made at a Democratic national convention came to light, triggering an embarrassing plagiarism row. (more...)
'Do more,' families of MH370 passengers tell Malaysia, China
- July 22, 2016

However, the Dutch engineering group Fugro, which has played a major role in the search, has now cast doubt on whether it is being conducted in the right area. Pattiaratchi's earlier advice had led Gibson to Mozambique where he found debris in February that experts later determined came from MH370. Its transponder appeared to have been deliberately switched off before it was diverted thousands of miles from its flight path. (more...)
Donald Trump Secures Republican Nomination
- July 21, 2016

Some delegates opposed to Trump tried unsuccessfully to stage a roll-call vote on a measure that would have unbound delegates, a last-ditch effort to permit them to vote against Trump. Conventions are massive organizational undertakings, with thousands of delegates to manage and dozens of speakers to oversee. But a party rule gave all of their votes to Trump. (more...)
Japan's SoftBank buys British chip designer ARM for US$32b Japan's SoftBank buys British chip designer ARM for US$32b
- July 21, 2016

The chips designed and licensed by ARM , Britain's most valuable technology company, are widely implemented across the mobile industry, running in about 3 billion smartphones worldwide across brands like Apple and Samsung. The U.K. company's shares have increased despite the Brexit referendum less than a month ago, when the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. Earlier this year, Cambridge-based ARM bought the United Kingdom imaging specialist Apical, which specialises in technology ... (more...)
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in "show of force"
- July 21, 2016

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in March ordered the tests of a nuclear warhead explosion and ballistic missiles with such warheads. The North test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on July 9, following back-to-back tests of a powerful new medium-range missile on June 22. (more...)
Melania Trump's RNC 2016 Speechwriter Not Allowed to Resign Over Plagiarism
- July 21, 2016

McIver describes herself in the issued statement as an "in-house staff writer" at the Trump Organization and also a "longtime friend and admirer" of the Trump family. None of this is surprising, as Donald Trump himself often doubles down on outright lies even after they have been thoroughly debunked. The Trump campaign has denied accusations of plagiarism, saying the similarities were coincidence. (more...)
Deepika and Fawad Party Hard After Their Manish Malhotra ICW Show! Deepika and Fawad Party Hard After Their Manish Malhotra ICW Show!
- July 21, 2016

And who better to start off than fashion guru Manish Malhotra? With soft hand-woven gold embroidery adorning the velvet fabrics, the ramp was set ablaze last night. He wore an elaborate Persian design, that was crafted by Manish for him. "I also love her colour palette". "This is much, much heavier...", quipped the actress. (more...)
Michelle Obama Screens 'Star Trek Beyond' at the White House
- July 21, 2016

The Enterprise takes a fatal hit from Krall's swarming, flying spacecraft, and much of the first half of the picture finds Kirk, Spock, et al. stranded and separated on a forbidding, spiky-rocked planet. "I have thought about it". How will the Enterprise crew deal with his absence? The Trek of the so-called "Kelvin Timeline" that we're now in is less about traveling to distant worlds to learn valuable lessons regarding society and more about running through corridors and leaping off big, ... (more...)
Trump staff writer takes responsibility for Melania plagiarism row
- July 21, 2016

The roll call vote of states on Tuesday gave Trump enough delegates at the Republican National Convention to win the nomination after months of speculation and dissent within the GOP ranks. Pence's selection has helped reassure Republicans who are skeptical that Trump will govern as a true conservative. Asked Wednesday how his wife was handling the reaction, Donald Trump told ABC: "It's a different world". (more...)
Memorials honor victims of Nice, France attack, killer shamed with trash pile
- July 21, 2016

The Islamic State, known as ISIL and ISIS, has taken credit for radicalizing Bouhlel in one of its signature style attacks: convince a "lone wolf" to commit mass murder and become a martyr, as happened in Orlando, Fla., nightclub massacre. Prime Minister Manuel Valls dismissed those suggestions. As investigators continue to look into the attacker's motives, his uncle in Tunisia, Sadok Bouhlel, told The Associated Press his nephew had been indoctrinated about two weeks ago by an Algerian ... (more...)
Mila Kunis opens up about her romance with Macaulay Culkin Mila Kunis opens up about her romance with Macaulay Culkin
- July 21, 2016

After being invited to a housewarming party she said , "Long story short, I didn't leave until the next morning. I was, like, peacing out, and he was like, 'You're not leaving.' And that was the first time and only time". "I never watched what I ate [before]". After on-and-off flings with different people , Mila revealed that their mutual honesty is what kept each other involved in the complicated relationship. (more...)
Pokemon Go Labelled 'Extremely Inappropriate' At US Holocaust Museum Pokemon Go Labelled 'Extremely Inappropriate' At US Holocaust Museum
- July 21, 2016

With millions of players traveling from one real-world location to another in an attempt to "catch them all", it is quite unsurprising that some controversies about the game have arisen. The museum in southern Poland said it had asked the studio Niantic Labs, which developed the game, to remove Auschwitz from the application's possible locations. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Steps Out After Releasing Taylor Swift & Kanye West's 'Famous' Conversation
- July 21, 2016

On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian stepped out for the first time since her Snapchat videos of Taylor Swift and Kanye West's phone conversation broke the Internet. "It doesn't exist because it never happened. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, 'I made that b****h famous '". He promised to play the song for me, but he never did. (more...)
Chris Brown has an advice for Taylor Swift Chris Brown has an advice for Taylor Swift
- July 21, 2016

According to TMZ , Kardashian and West will not be prosecuted because Swift "had no expectation of privacy". This law forbids anyone recording communications without all parties being in the know and as Taylor's team is claiming she didn't realise she was being recorded, that would mean the law has been broken. (more...)
Big Brother 18 Spoilers: POV Ceremony Results for Week 4 Big Brother 18 Spoilers: POV Ceremony Results for Week 4
- July 21, 2016

Paulie wished he hadn't won HoH because it ensured Frank and Bridgette's safety. James is feeling awkward about Natalie and feels like she's withdrawn. The talk then pivots to whether Da'Vonne or Tiffany should be evicted in the Week 4 vote. However, they aren't totally convinced yet that it's not better to get Tiffany out now, and try for Da'Vonne next week or later on. (more...)
Are Blairites preventing pro-Corbyn Labour supporters from voting? Are Blairites preventing pro-Corbyn Labour supporters from voting?
- July 21, 2016

But i n an indication of the scale of division within the Labour ranks, a total of 162 of the party's MPs - some 70% of its representation in the Commons - nominated Mr Smith for the leadership, along with half of Labour's MEPs. Those who want to vote must register by 5pm today and must pay a charge of £25 to do so. We have got to get back to being not just an effective opposition but also offering an effective alternative government. (more...)
Tom Hiddleston on Taylor Swift: 'It's not a publicity stunt'
- July 21, 2016

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017. Despite both moving on in their personal lives, Taylor and Calvin hit headlines again last week (ends15Jul16) when they publicly feuded over over his new Rihanna hit, This Is What You Came For. (more...)
Labour lawmaker Angela Eagle retires from leadership race against Corbyn
- July 21, 2016

But with strong grassroots support, Corbyn will stand against Smith in a vote among party activists and supporters, with a result due on September 24. Mr Smith said: "It's excellent news for our party that over 183,000 people have joined". Smith has been branded "Blair-lite" by Corbyn supporters and he was slated for voting to replace Trident this week despite being a former member of CND. (more...)
Kim and Kanye angered by Taylor Swift's Grammys speech
- July 21, 2016

Swift posted a message on Instagram, writing that she didn't know she was being recorded and that she was not told that she would be called a b**** in the song. Sharon Osbourne called Kanye West a "bully" as she waded into a discussion surrounding his row with Taylor Swift after the "Blank Space" hitmaker claims she never was told she would be called a "bitch" in his song. (more...)
China threatens regular South China Sea combat patrols
- July 21, 2016

The chief of its naval operations, Admiral John Richardson, will discuss the South China Sea among other issues when he meets China's navy commander, Admiral Wu Shengli, starting yesterday on a three-day trip to "improve mutual understanding", according to a US Navy statement. (more...)

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