11 July 2014

Indian prime minister to meet Obama in September

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hands with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Joseph Burns during a meeting at prime minister’s residence in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 11, 2014. Burn arrived Thursday on a two day official visit to India.
India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet President Barack Obama in Washington in September during a visit aimed at restoring strained relations between the countries.

At a meeting in New Delhi, Modi told U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns that he was accepting an invitation from Obama, the prime minister's office said in a statement Friday.

Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

In this photo released by the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal on July 11, 2014, Klao, a 50-year-old elephant lies dead with its tusks were taken off on the ground in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand. A conservation center in Thailand says poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off the 50-year-old elephant that performed in royal processions and was even featured in Oliver Stone’s 2004 movie "Alexander."
Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday.

Sobbing Japanese politician tenders resignation

In this July 1, 2014 file photo, Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura cries during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan. Nonomura, who was seen sobbing over dubious spending in a video that went viral, resigned Friday, July 11, 2014.
A Japanese politician who was seen sobbing over dubious spending in a video that went viral resigned Friday.
The local legislative assembly accepted the resignation of Ryutaro Nonomura, but also decided to pursue criminal charges against him.
Nonomura, 47, a Hyogo prefectural assemblyman, burst into tears and screamed nonsensical phrases when he was asked at a news conference last week about the number of trips he took to a hot springs at taxpayers' expense.
Calls for his resignation had grown. Nonomura visited the hot springs 106 times last year, using public money and reporting it as political activity.

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

In this July 9, 2014 photo released by LG Display Co., an employee at the company demonstrates an 18-inch flexible display, in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean display panel maker said Friday, July 11, 2014 it has developed the 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step closer to making a large-size display for flexible TVs.
LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
The South Korean display panel maker said Friday the flexible display has a resolution of 1200 pixels by 810 pixels and maintains its function when it is rolled up.
While that resolution would fall within the range of high-definition, images on the display would not look as sharp as the latest flat displays that boast ultra-high definition.

Indian actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal dies

 Zohra Sehgal
Actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal, who charmed viewers with her impish grin and twinkling eyes, has died of heart failure in New Delhi at age 102.

Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team cheer during a live telecast of the soccer World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and The Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America.

Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic gets married

In this Monday, July 8, 2013 file photo, Novak Djokovic, and Jelena Ristic arrive at a Gala dinner at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London, for the inaugural London fundraiser in aid of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. Novak Djokovic has tied the knot. The Wimbledon champion married his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic on Thursday, July 10 in an upscale resort on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro. Local media say the couple held a private ceremony, attended by family, friends and guests, but away from public eye. Authorities in Montenegro have sealed off Milocer and Sveti Stefan resorts to grant privacy. Djokovic and Ristic first met in high school. They have been a couple for more than eight years and are expecting their first child.
Four days after winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic has married his pregnant fiancee in a private ceremony in Montenegro.

ON THIS DAY: Spain finally wins the World Cup

In this July 11, 2010 file photo, Spain's Andres Iniesta celebrates after scoring a goal, with the words "Dani Jarque, always with us", written on his undershirt, during the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain, at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. On this day: Four minutes from the end of extra time, Iniesta scores to win the World Cup for Spain for the first time.
On July 11 in history: A Late strike from Andres Iniesta helps Spain beat Netherlands to win 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg; Italy comfortably overwhelms West Germany to win 1982 World Cup in Madrid.

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Ema Hasanovic, 5, a young Bosnian Muslim girl, pays her respects near to the coffin of her uncle, in the Memorial center in Potocari, 200 km northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects to 175 victims of the Srebrenica massacre. The remains of the men and boys, found in mass graves and identified through DNA analysis, will be buried in Srebrenica during the 19th anniversary of the massacre on Friday.

Neymar thankful he's not in a wheelchair now

Brazil's Neymar wipes a tear during a press conference at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Brazilian soccer star is back on his feet after suffering a broken vertebrae during a World Cup soccer match against Colombia. Brazil will be disputing a third place finish, without its star on Saturday.
Neymar became emotional when talking Thursday about the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup, saying that if the knee to his back had been slightly more to one side he "could be in a wheelchair" right now.