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Donald Trump says he's honoured to have secured the support of enough Republican delegates to win the Party's nomination for the U.S. presidency at its convention in July. The Associated Press agency and NBC News calculated that he now had backing of more than 1,237 delegates. His likely rival in November's election, Hillary Clinton, accused Mr. Trump of insulting the United States' closest allies. But Mr. Trump said he would restore U.S. democracy. The choice in November is a choice between a Clinton agenda that puts donors first or an agenda that puts America first. My agenda, America first always. It's a choice between a Clinton government of, by and for the powerful, and return to government of, by and for the people.
The few civilians who've managed to escape the besieged Iraqi city of x have described dire humanitarian conditions there. Up to 50,000 people are trapped, as government forces prepare an offensive to recapture the area from Islamic State militants. x from the Norwegian refugee Council met some of those who've managed to leave the city. They've been telling me that they've survived on dry dates that they distributed among each other, and water from the river. They've been telling me that there is no electricity, there is no fuel, and there is no proper food to get anywhere. One woman I spoke to also told me that there've been cases of people committing suicide rather than starving to death.
The South African Parliament has approved an amendment bill that would allow the government to axe appropriate land in the public interest. Governing parties said the passing of the bill heralded in a new era of intensified land redistribution. x reports from Johannesburg. The governing African National Congress reacted by saying the bill, once it becomes law, will speed up plans to redistribute land which remains predominantly in white hands, two decades after the end of apartheid. The opposition democratic alliance opposed the bill. But it will not be implementaed until President Jacob signs it into law, and that could be weeks or months away.
Health officials in the United States say a superbug, resistant to all known antibiotics, has been found in the country for the first time. The case involves a middle-aged woman infected with a strain of the x virus that's resistant to x, an antibiotic of last resort. America's most senior public health official, x, said the end of the road for antibiotics was not very far away. The superbug has already been found elsewhere.
Britain has said it will send a Royal Navy warship to Libya to help support and train the coast guard to stop people trafficking across the Mediterranean. Officials said they would also seek the United Nations' approval for the ship to seize boats smuggling arms to the Islamic State group. Earlier, several dozen migrants were feared to have drowned, where their overcrowded boat capsized off the Libyan coast.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the British Parliament has called on the government to examine reports about the presence of British special forces in Libya. x's comments come after the Times newspaper published eyewitness accounts of British special forces helping Libyan militias halt an advance by the Islamic State group. Mr. x told the BBC that it was impossible to keep such missions secret over a long period of time. The definition of special forces is something elastic. So we got this convention where nobody talks about special forces operations. So we got the poor old Defence Secretary stuck in an Alice's Wonderland position, denying our British troops on the ground in Libya, while it's now been on the frontpage of the Times that there are. And that's what happens if you have a long-standing special forces operation that's been running for many months. At some point, it is going to cease to be completely overt.
A candle-lit vigil has been held in Cairo for the 66 passengers and crew killed last week when an Egypt Air plane crashed into the Mediterranean. Clutching bouquets of flowers and Egyptian flags, about 500 people assembled at Cairo's Opera House to observe a minute of silence.
Google has won a major legal victory in the United States. A jury in San Francisco has unanimously upheld its right to use Java software and its Andriod operating system, which powers 80% of the world's mobile devices, without having to pay for it. Oracle, which owns Java, had argued
that Google has infringed its copyright.