Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 30th 2016 Contents Hillary Clinton, drawing a
contrast with her Republican
rival, promised to be strategic
in foreign policy and inclusive
with respect to social and eco-
nomic affairs in her nomination
speech on Thursday night.
"It is with humility, determi-
nation and boundless confidence
in America s promise that I
accept your nomination for pres-
ident of the United States," she
said to thunderous applause at the
Democratic National Convention
She is the first female presiden-
tial nominee for a major party in
"When there are no ceilings, the
sky s the limit," she said of the
Clinton made the case for steady
leadership if she is elected, saying
the nation is "stronger together"
than it would be under an author-
itarian president, her characteri-
sation of Donald Trump.
She took Trump to task for divi-
sive remarks on the campaign trail
and said she d govern "for all
Americans," no matter their station
Earlier in her speech, she praised
primary campaign rival Bernie
Sanders, and made a pledge to his
"Your cause is our cause. Our
country needs your ideas, energy
and passion," she told them.
Clinton praised the economic
stewardship of Barack Obama after
the 2008 recession, but admitted
the Democrats can do more for
working-class and middle-class
Clinton re-emphasised the
party s commitment to being
pro-choice, for equal pay for
equal work and committed to
alleviating the financial burden
on college students.
Of Trump, "He loses his cool
at the slightest provocation ...
imagine him in the Oval Office
facing a real crisis," she said. "A
man you can bait with a tweet is
not a man we can trust with
The candidate was introduced
by Chelsea Clinton, who described
her mother as a woman driven by
faith, compassion and public serv-
ice.Should Clinton, 68, win the
November election, she will be the
second oldest president to take
office, after Ronald Reagan. She
would reach the White House 24
years after her husband Bill began
the first of two terms in office.
A man from India's Dalit community has been beheaded
and his wife hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees
(22 cents) debt in Uttar Pradesh state.
Police said the couple was murdered by an upper caste
grocer on Thursday when they told him they needed time
to pay for biscuits they had bought from him.
The grocer has been arrested.
Dalits, formerly known as untouchables, form the low-
est rung of India's caste hierarchy.
Police told the Press Trust of India news agency the inci-
dent took place in Mainpuri district early on Thursday as
the couple were on their way to work.
They were stopped by Ashok Mishra, the owner of a vil-
lage grocery, who demanded that the couple pay the
money for three packets of biscuits that they had bought
for their three children a few days ago, reports say.
The couple reportedly told him they would pay after
they r"While Mishra kept shouting for the money, the cou-
ple started walking towards the fields. Mishra then ran to
his house nearby and returned with an axe. He hacked
Bharat repeatedly and then attacked Mamta who was try-
ing to rescue her husband. The couple died on the spot,"
Nadeem, a local villager, told The Indian Express
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Couple hacked to death over 22 cents debt
Unmarked graves are seen at the "Traitors" Cemetery," set up specifically
to bury the bodies of coup plotters who died in the failed military coup of
July 15, in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS PHOTO
GEORGE TOWN---The first wave of
genetically modified mosquitoes were
released Wednesday in the Cayman
Islands as part of a new effort to con-
trol the insect that spreads Zika and
other viruses, officials in the British
Island territory said.
Genetically altered male mosquitoes,
which don t bite but are expected to
mate with females to produce offspring
that die before reaching adulthood,
were released in the West Bay area of
Grand Cayman Island, according to a
joint statement from the Cayman
Islands Mosquito Research and Control
Unit and British biotech firm Oxitec.
The mosquitoes will be released over
nine months in an area known to be
a hot spot for the Aedes aegypti species,
which are not native to the Cayman
Islands and are the main vector for
Zika as well as other viruses, including
chikungunya and dengue.
The project had been scheduled in
June but the release was postponed
first by a delay in getting an occupancy
permit for the lab in which mosquitoes
are bred and then by a court challenge
from opponents who argued that the
government had not provided sufficient
information about potential risks or
adequately studied other alternatives.
A judge ruled Tuesday that the effort
could proceed. (AP)
Genetically modified mosquitoes
released in Cayman Islands
A bikini-clad Swedish police officer has been praised for tackling a suspected
thief while she was off-duty sunbathing with friends in Stockholm. Mikaela
Kellner told the Aftonbladet daily that she and a fellow officer pursued the
man when they realised he had taken one of their mobile phones. She told the
paper that she would have intervened "even if she were naked." The incident
is said to have taken place in Stockholm's Ralambshov Park on Wednesday,
where the off-duty policewoman was sunbathing with friends.
Tayyip Erdogan yesterday dis-
missed Western criticism of
mass detentions after a failed
coup and said countries that
should be praising Turkey for
putting down the attempted
putsch were instead standing
"by the plotters."
Erdogan and the government
blamed US-based Turkish cleric
Fethullah Gulen for orchestrating
the coup attempt. Tens of thou-
sands of his suspected followers
in the military, police, judiciary,
academia, civil service and other
institutions have been suspended,
detained or put under investiga-
Erdogan said the numbers of
people detained would rise if
more were found to have been
supporting the plot. (Reuters)
Pope Francis walks through the gate of the former Nazi
German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland,
yesterday. Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi
German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau yesterday,
becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the
pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed
more than one million people, most of them Jews.
Clinton: I'll be president
'for all Americans'
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