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Singaporeans cheer Schooling as nation hopes for first Olympic gold medal

Watched by his mother and president Tony Tan in the stands, the 21-year-old beat Phelps, South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh in the 100 metres butterfly final on Friday, to grab the gold while the others completed a remarkable three-way dead-heat for silver.

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Olympics: Egyptian judoka wouldn't shake hands with Israeli victor

It is customary at the end of judo matches to bow to your opponent and shake hands. Most famously in the Olympic dojo, then-world champion Arash Miresmaeili pulled out of the competition after failing to make the 66kg weight limit after being drawn against Israeli Ehud Vaks in the first round.

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Klopp admits Ibe and Smith could return if they impress

This indicates Ibe was not going to play much football this season, a bench player at best, and Liverpool have done well to get a good fee for him, around £15 million, but the pundit believes he could have been a contributor for them. Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has told The Mail that he view's the club's decision to let Jordon Ibe leave as a mistake - even though he has a buy back clause.

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Hillary Clinton Releases Tax Return, Calls On Trump To Do The Same

In fact, the most recent survey, by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind , gave Clinton her largest lead of the campaign, 21 points. Trump says he won't release them until Internal Revenue Service completes audits of his returns.

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Bus carrying journalists attacked in Rio. No casualties reported

A bus carrying journalists on one of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic transport lines was struck by bullets on Tuesday, passengers said. Shaken-up and angry, Michaelson gave her first-hand account of the attack to journalists at the press centre.

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Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all hit new record highs

For the week, the Dow rose 0.2 per cent, the S&P 500 edged up 0.1 per cent and the Nasdaq gained 0.2 per cent. The Dow Jones rose 117.8 points, or 0.6%, to 18,613.5. Mall owners sank as Macy's plans to close 14 percent of its stores, with General Growth Properties Inc. and Simon Property Group Inc. losing more than 2.4 percent.

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Strong earnings, surge in oil power Dow to record high

The S&P 500 index showed 27 new 52-week highs and no new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 78 new highs and 26 new lows. At 10:59am ET (1459 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 111.01 points, or 0.6 per cent, at 18,606.67. Baird. General Growth Properties fell 61 cents, or 2 percent, to $30.11, while Simon Property Group shed $2.39, or 1.1 percent, at $216.59. The Dow is up 1,188.49 points, or 6.8 percent.

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Markets end strong week on flat note

ET (1336 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 33.45 points, or 0.18 per cent, at 18,580.07. Meanwhile, crude oil prices rallied, with the September crude contract up $1.78 at US$43.49 per barrel after the International Energy Agency said it expects supply and demand for oil to be more in balance the rest of this year.

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US declares a public health emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika

It is estimated that 1.5 million people have been infected by Zika in Brazil, with over 3,500 cases of microcephaly reported between October 2015 and January 2016. Rick Scott on Thursday briefed school superintendents on efforts to combat the Zika virus. "Zika poses a hidden threat to future generations of Puerto Ricans, and I feel the responsibility to do everything in my power to fight the spread of it", he said.

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Wall St hits record highs as investors buy department stores

Investors welcomed the latest quarterly results from several big department store chains and other companies. At 9:37 a.m. ET (1337 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 78.11 points or 0.42% at 18,573.77. Chesapeake Energy gained 4.8% after the oil-and-gas producer agreed to pay almost $340 million to exit the Barnett Shale in Texas. ANALYST QUOTE: "All eyes will now turn to Friday's retail sales figures from the US, which could provide the market with some direction", said Alex ...

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Saudi-led jets strike Yemen again after missiles intercepted

A report issued earlier this week by the coalition's Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) refuted earlier claims by the French-based charity, Doctors Without Borders, that the Saudi coalition had deliberately caused civilian deaths by bombing Haiden Hospital in Yemen's Saada province.

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Deadly Flooding Spreads Across Louisiana And Mississippi

Rescuers were still plucking people from floodwaters in Amite and Wilkinson counties in southwest Mississippi. Leroy Hansford, his wife and stepson were among those rescued near Gloster. Parish President Robby Miller said authorities rescued 72 people and seven pets stranded by high water. A cemetery was flooded in Saint Helena Parish, causing at least one coffin to rise out of the ground.

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Islamic State frees hundreds of abducted civilians in north Syria

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advance into the Islamic State group bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria, in June 2016. According to Sharfan Darwish, a representative of the Manbij military council, which is allied with the SDF, " The city is now fully under our control but we are undertaking sweeping operations ".

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Seven injured in flash fire at Texas crude oil terminal

Three workers were flown by helicopter to Houston-area hospitals to be treated for burns, while four were taken by ground transport to hospitals. Four of the injured employees were listed as in critical condition after the fire which broke out during welding work on a pipeline, sheriff's office spokesman Marcus McLellan said.

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Meteors Per Hour To Light Up Sky On Thursday Night

During the shower, the meteors emanate from the part of the sky that contains that constellation. This year, the Perseid meteor shower will be more of a downpour. The shower will enter the Earth's upper atmosphere at around 130,000mph, lighting up the night sky as fast-moving streaks of light, so they may be hard to photograph but read our tips in the link below.

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Ranieri phones home as Foxes mount defence

The France worldwide was one of the stars of Claudio Ranieri's side that claimed a shock title win last season, having joined from Caen at the start of the campaign. Ranieri made it clear that he was keen for himself and his team to put last season's triumph behind them and carry on with this season as if it never happened.

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Forex - USD/JPY tumbles over 1% after BoJ stimulus disappoints

Stock markets around the world edged lower Thursday, July 28, 2016, as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the USA economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan. The ETF purchase increase was expected by the market but the inclusion of no other key measures, such as additional Japanese government bond purchases, a rate cut or negative rate loan support program, was seen as a disappointment by some analysts.

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North Korea won't let Olympic athletes accept Galaxy S7 phones

The smartphones were supposed to reach the athletes and staff members, enhancing their experience of the competition. But, according to sources inside the Olympic Village, the North Korean team's manager confiscated the devices. This means it would be hard for North Korean officials to accept a gift from a South Korean company. The athletes have yet to receive their gifts. The country even built its own tightly monitored Red Star OS to isolate itself as much as possible from external influences.

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Vikings to participate in uncharacteristic joint practice in Cincinnati

McKinnon emerged in the second half of last season as more than simply a change-of-pace scat back to counter Peterson's slashing power game. "Good awareness, he brings a lot to the table". That did two things for former Alabama All-American Andre Smith: Loadholt's retirement put him on the inside track to handle the duty at right offensive tackle for the Vikings in the 2016 season and allowed him to reclaim 71 as his jersey number.

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Macy's plans to close more 100 stores

Macy's is under pressure from activist investor Starboard Value LP to unlock value in its properties and on Thursday said it would keep trying to monetize real estate at its flagship and mall-based locations, including the iconic Herald Square store in NY.

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Trump Now Says Remarks About Obama, Islamic State Were 'Sarcasm'

United States presidential candidate Donald Trump has unleashed on President Barack Obama, calling him "weak" just days after claiming he was the "founder of ISIS" . Here's what he did say: "I don't care". The Clintons have disclosed returns for every year since 1977. On Monday, 50 prominent Republican national security officials, including a former Central Intelligence Agency director, called Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be "the most reckless president in ...

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U.S. Phelps, Manuel Win Gold in Swimming at Olympics

Lochte's performance at Rio was far from the heights he would have expected, particularly given it was his only individual event at his fourth Olympics. Leonidas of Rhodes , who won his Olympic golds in 200- and 400-meter dashes and a shield-carrying race in the 152, 156, 160 and 164 BC Games. They all touched in 51.14 - a half-body length behind Schooling's winning time of 50.39.

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Wall St hits fresh record highs, department stores surge

The Dow gained 117.86 (+0.64 percent) to finish at 18,613.52. The Nasdaq bucked the trend, adding 4.50 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,232.89. Wall Street stocks hit fresh record highs on Thursday as rising oil prices and strong earnings from department stores Macy's and Kohl's buoyed investor sentiment.

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Phelps wins fourth successive 200m individual medley

Phelps monstered the opposition in the final stages. Michael Phelps won his 22nd Olympic gold medal tonight in Rio - except one Canadian commentary team didn't realise. Phelps and Lochte finished 1-2 in Wednesday night's semifinals , with Phelps finishing a half-second faster than his rival. Phelps was third after 50 meters, but he and Lochte took control on the backstroke leg before Phelps pushed ahead on the breaststroke.

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Campbell County woman contracts Zika virus

Correct and consistent use of condoms and other barrier methods can prevent sexual spread of the virus. Samples of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes , responsible for transmitting dengue and Zika, sit in a petri dish. The reason: better insect control as well as window screens and air conditioning that should help curtail any outbreaks. Puerto Rico has recorded 10,690 Zika cases, including those of 1,035 pregnant women, prompting the declaration of a public health emergency in the commonweath by ...

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Gold steadies ahead of U.S

Futures ended lower on Friday, even after prices shot up following the release of disappointing US government data that weakened the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Data on Thursday showed that the U.S. labour market was firming. The metal rose after a report that US worker productivity fell for a third straight quarter in the spring of this year, shrugging off earlier losses on Friday's jobs report and pressuring the dollar index.

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Hurricane Earl drenches Belize, heads for Mexico

Earl made landfall just southwest of Belize City at about 2 a.m. with sustained maximum winds of 80 miles per hour. Mexico has dropped all storm advisories associated with Earl and Belize has downgraded hurricane warnings to tropical storm alerts.

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Russian Federation welcomes Turkey's bid to discuss joint action against IS

Turkish officials also believe a naval officer working in the USA may be seeking asylum there after he supposedly left his ID and badges at his base near the end of July. USA officials are reportedly suspicious that statements by alleged coup-plotters blaming Gulen were made under duress and are concerned that the 75-year-old hermit would not receive a fair trial.

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Egypt condemns athlete's refusal to shake hands with Israeli opponent

The referee then called him back to the mat to bow. He said there was no obligation to shake hands, but to bow is mandatory. Although he refused to comment after the match, his disrespect was probably in part due to the mounting pressure from Islamic and nationalist groups in Egypt that tried to get him to withdraw from the match completely.

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Rajan keeps monetary policy unchanged at his last meeting as RBI chief

During that time he steered India out of its worst currency crisis in two decades and, helped by tumbling oil and commodity prices, succeeded in halving inflation from double-digit levels prevailing when he took over at the bank. He said the new rate-setting regime under a six-member Monetary Policy Committee - a cause he championed - should be in place before the next review on October 4.

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Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump's economic agendas

She also reiterated her strong opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, leaving herself little room for backtracking should she win the White House if it is taken up by the lame-duck Congress later this year. "Words matter my friends, and if you are running to be president or you are president of the United States, words can have tremendous consequences", Clinton said.

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United States election: Clinton releases tax returns

The release is part of an effort to undercut Mr Trump's character by questioning the businessman's record. Trump could become the first major-party nominee to not release returns since 1976. But billionaire Mr Trump has declined to release his, arguing that his tax returns for the past several years are being audited. We asked what top issues they think a newly-elected president needs to address and how Trump and Pence will achieve those goals for them.

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Hillary Clinton to Lay Out Economic Agenda and Attack Donald Trump

With third party candidates taken into account, Trump would lead Clinton 37 percent to 36 percent in Iowa. Hillary Clinton will release her 2015 taxes this week, according to a source, a move that her campaign hopes will put pressure on Donald Trump to do the same.

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Clinton blasts Trump over tax return

They pulled in $10.6 million in 2015, much less than the almost $28 million they made the year before. Former Florida Governor Bob Graham is calling on Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump to release his taxes, after his opponent, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator, Tim Kaine, each released their returns for the last four decades and ten years, respectively.

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RCMP Call Terror Threat "Race Against Time"

Deputy Commissioner Mike Cabana revealed that the the RCMP had been made aware of a video Wednesday morning from Federal Bureau of Investigation officials; a martyrdom individual was in the final stages of preparing an attack using a homemade device.


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