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Bodies of at least 104 migrants wash up on beach in Libya

More than 2,000 people have died. While a migrant boat had capsized off Libya on Wednesday, strong winds and currents could have carried the bodies across great distances, making it hard to determine for sure where they came from. Some survivors were taken to sports halls in Crete while 242 were shipped to Italy and others were sent to Egypt, Turkey and Malta. The UN refugee agency said around 204 thousand migrants have accessed Europe via the Mediterranean since January.

Moscow Patriarchate hopes for delay of pan-Orthodox meeting

In an open letter addressed to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I and posted on the patriarchate's website, Ilia II said, "the unity of the Orthodox Church must first be achieved before holding an event of this scale". On June 7, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, noting the growing troubles, called on all Orthodox churches to attend the council. Hilarion told the Russian news agency that the council "is not meant to resolve doctrinal questions, [or] to make any innovations in the ...

Pakistan, Afghan soldiers clash at Khyber Pass border, officials say

One Afghan guard was killed and a total of 22 people were wounded, officials said. Pakistan and Afghanistan have blamed one another for the violence. Recently, Pakistan called for increased surveillance and monitoring of the Afghan border to prevent infiltration of terrorists into the country. The relationship further suffered when the United States carried out a drone strike in Balochistan, killing Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, which was termed by Pakistani ...


3 reasons every Black person should celebrate Juneteenth

Saturday's gathering included a barbecue with music, dancing, games, a raffle drawing and presentations from several local speakers. "Slaves were notified in Texas that they weren't slaves any more so this started in Galveston, Texas ". It was a good time for the community to remember those who came before them. The parade, which will begin at Washington Square (formerly known as Congo Square), will culminate with a festival at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Bevin creates new board for Kentucky Retirement Systems

The new board will have 13 members instead of 17. There was no timetable given for when Ramsey's resignation will go into effect. Bevin said it has been evident that changes in the oversight at U of L has been needed for some time. "President of the University of Louisville", wrote Ramsey. The governor said current board members "are good, accomplished people" and he wouldn't be disappointed if some of them are nominated for the new board by the CPE.


Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 1100, a New Chip for Next-Gen Wearables

The new chipsets will be integrated in devices targeted at specific audiences, such as smartwatches for children and the elderly, smart headsets, fitness trackers , and smartwear accessories. The newly announced chipset is commercially available now and starts shipping this week. Overall this chip is a great set of modular capabilities wrapped with gesture control, 3G/LTE and interactive apps to provide the best performance.