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Cyclist Chris Froome claims bronze medal in time trial

The 31-year-old was targeting a gold to add to his Tour de France title, but has admitted that he fell well short of the pace set by overall victor, Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara. His strong performance in the Tour time trials made him a trendy pick in Rio, but the work he put in to win his third yellow jersey - not to mention the grueling Olympic road race on Saturday - left him drained of energy, and he could only manage to slip onto the bottom step of the podium.

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Boston bats too much for Diamondbacks in 9-4 loss

Jackie Bradley Jr . has a sore big toe on his right foot due to a recent foul ball and it has been hindering Bradley's ability to play center field, Farrell said. About the next one went home Buckland appreciated the dead center of goal is slide and I never thought about race and in. Jose Altuve had four hits in the first game and was 1 for 4 in the second.

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Fidel Castro celebrates 90th birthday, criticises Obama in public letter

Mr Castro went on to blast Barack Obama for the United States president's speech in May when he visited Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing at the end of World War Two. He appeared at a gala in Havana's Karl Marx Theatre with his brother, President Raul Castro, and Cuba's ally, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro .

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Egyptian Athlete Booed For Refusing To Shake Israeli Athlete's Hand

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz , there were concerns that el-Shahabi might not even turn up for the bout. Judo officials are looking in to whether el-Shehaby's actions merit some sort of punishment. Israel is seen as an enemy nation in many Arab countries. "But each time, they are rejected", TIP said. The judo incident is not, unfortunately, an isolated display of anti-Israeli sentiment at the games .

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Rebel coalition breaks siege of Aleppo

As the veteran NATO Military Committee Chairman Gen. Harald Kujat (German Bundeswehr, ret.) warned on Deutschlandfunk radio recently, anyone talking about defending "rebels" fighting the al-Assad government in Aleppo , is talking about supporting al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, and ISIS.

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Trump and Sanders are not making the same arguments

And Clinton repeated her vow to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free-trade arrangement among Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, that she supported as secretary of State and is still backed by President Obama. Clinton had tried to use her MI speech to portray herself as tough on trade, a position she adopted after Sanders hammered her on the campaign trail for backing what he called job-killing trade agreements.

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Trump calls for party unity, backs Ryan after Iowa stop

Trump was asked by The Washington Post whether he supported Ryan in his home district primary and Trump used language similar to what Ryan said about Trump after he effectively sealed the nomination. Trump lost the Wisconsin primary to Texas Sen. Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton "the devil" during a rally in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, while ridiculing Sen.

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Seven-month-old boy dies in hot auto in Walmart parking lot

The baby's father was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. A witness noticed the baby in the auto around 3:09 p.m. and called 911 to report the situation to police. The temperature inside the vehicle was estimated to be well over 140 degrees. Leaving a purse or cellphone in the back seat can help. Parents also need to make sure their day care calls them if the child doesn't show up, she said.

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Cancellara smashes Rio time trial to take second Olympic gold medal

Great Britain's Chris Froome took bronze in the Olympic men's individual time trial , which was won by Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara. Tom Dumoulin of Netherlands secured silver on 1:13:02, with Froome's (1:13:17) late surge seeing him leapfrog Spain's Jonathan Castroviejo into third.

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Macedonia declares state of emergency after 21 die in flash floods

People walk through a flooded street after an overnight storm, at the village of Singelic, just east of Skopje, Macedonia , Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. At least 17 are dead and six are missing after torrential rains and flooding affected Macedonia's capital of Skopje .

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West could 'lose' Turkey without more support, Ankara warns

The one-day meeting in St. Petersburg also marked Erdogan's first foreign visit since the July 15 failed military coup attempt against him in Turkey , which has strained relations between Turkey and the US. It was said [on Tuesday that both countries would remain] in close cooperation for avoiding such incidents. It is their first face-to-face talks since relations soured last November when Turkey downed a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

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Shah Rukh Khan detained at U.S. airport

In 2012, Mr Khan was detained for 90 minutes at an airport near NY, and he later joked about it. Khan was detained at NY airport for over two hours by immigration officials in 2012. immigration every damn time really really sucks. Yale University officials had to speak with officials at the Department of Homeland Security and Department of US Immigration and Customs in Washington.

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'Comment on Obama was sarcastic'

Trump's exercise in self-awareness was a marked departure from his usual tenor on the campaign trail, where for months at rallies he would tick through poll numbers showing him winning as if they were sports scores of his favorite team. Trump has cited an audit by the Internal Revenue Service in refusing to release his returns. Trump said he wasn't anxious Republicans would cut him off - and threatened to stop fundraising for the party if they do.

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Labour leader attends rally in Sunderland

Tom Watson said " Trotsky entryists " were "twisting the arms" of young party members to help the beleaguered leader retain control of Labour. Unison backed Mr Corbyn in last year's leadership election. During the Cardiff hustings Corbyn showed signs of trying to accommodate to the pressure to prove himself "electable" and "credible". 'This is not unexpected, we heard that there had been a well-funded and orchestrated effort from certain rightwing political officers at the GMB close to ...

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Thailand to hold elections in 2017, junta chief says

Still, the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a retired army general, used its sweeping powers to ban political rallies, independent campaigns against the draft constitution and virtually no debates on it. Afterward, he said the referendum process was transparent. Thaksin's ouster in a 2006 coup set off a cycle of military interventions, controversial court rulings and protests and counter protests that have dogged every government since.

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Court rejects Muslims' demand to lift full-body swimwear ban

On 12 August, Cannes mayor David Lisnard referred to the burkinis as a "symbol of Islamic extremism" and said that it could spark scuffles on France's beaches. In his opinion, he is "simply banning a uniform that is the symbol of Islamist extremism". Critics of the policy promptly observed that French law prohibits the wearing of veils that cover the face in public, but does not prohibit women from covering their bodies.

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On 90th birthday, Fidel Castro thanks Cuba, criticizes Obama

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro turned 90 Saturday, marking the occasion with a letter of thanks to his fellow islanders - and especially his doctors. Since then, Fidel has cast himself in the role of skeptic over the United States' intentions and the nature of its influence in Cuba, even as he backs his brother's decisions.

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In reversal, Trump says claim about Obama, Islamic State was sarcastic

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump has defended his claim that President Barack Obama and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton are the "co-founders" of DAESH , sparking renewed criticism of his leadership ability. Given opportunities Thursday to clean up his quip about Obama from a day earlier, Trump instead took it further. The member of Congress added, "What happens when he presses the nuclear button, and then the next day says, 'Oh, I'm sorry, I was just being ...

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Donald Trump faking connection to working class: Hillary Clinton

Bumbling, stumbling: Because of his pattern of gaffes, Trump has squandered "prime opportunities to hammer Hillary Clinton over her own campaign controversies", CBS News reports, offering this chronological guide to Trump's stumbles. "It's true that too often past trade deals have been sold to the American people with rosy scenarios that didn't pan out", Clinton said. She concurred that some trade pacts had resulted in lost U.S.

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Brandon Crawford tied an NL record in insane Giants-Marlins game

Sure, I care and I want the club to do well but I don t think I get stressed out. Seven hits is performance that's happened just five times in Major League Baseball history, and not since 1975 by Pittsburgh Pirate Rennie Stennett . "I feel healthy and I gave my team a chance to win". - Giants manager Bruce Bochy missed his team's win over the Marlins because of an illness that required hospitalization Monday morning.

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Germany Welcomes Meeting Between Putin, Erdogan - Foreign Ministry

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the Bild daily that he was not anxious about Russian Federation and Turkey improving ties. The failed July coup also appeared to draw the two countries closer together. He also said Russian Federation will phase out sanctions against Turkey step-by-step but the priority was to bring ties to their pre-crisis level, and he said they have a common goal of resolving the Syria crisis.

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Labour 'likely to split' if Corbyn wins ballot, rival warns

But Smith, 46, has strong support among Labour MPs, who argue that Corbyn - a veteran anti-war and anti-nuclear campaigner who has never held high office - can not beat Prime Minister Theresa May's governing centre-right Conservatives at the next election.

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Australia and Nauru must end offshore detention; investigate claims of abuse

The allegations contained in the documents must be systematically and properly investigated and those responsible held accountable. According to the newspaper, an analysis of the leaked files revealed that the Wilson Security company, which was charged with protecting the asylum seekers in Nauru, routinely understated the gravity of the reported incidents, including sexual assault and self-harm, with no legitimate reason for downgrading the risk, thus breaching the reporting rules for such ...

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Indian-controlled Kashmir undergoes strict curfew to prevent protests

On Thursday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had told Lok Sabha that India's willingness to discuss the Kashmir issue with Pakistan would be limited to POK. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly asserted during the meeting that Pakistan, which accused India of human rights violations in Kashmir, does not have the right to raise the issue considering its own record of extreme violations against its own countrymen.

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Swaminarayan sect head Pramukh Swami dead

Pramukh Swami Maharaj is believed by the followers of BAPS to be the fifth spiritual successor in Bhagwan Swaminarayan's succession of Gunatit gurus. Pramukh Swami Maharaj was born on 7 December, 1921 to a farmer's family in the nondescript village of Chansad, near Vadodara in Gujarat. He travelled extensively, both in India and overseas, in the process holding " satsang " and creating a large base of devotees.

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Flash floods and mudslides kill at least 20 in Skopje

Police spokeswoman Natalija Spirova Kordikj said heavy rain , strong winds and thunderstorms hit Skopje and its suburbs late Saturday, but didn't specify how the victims died. Skopje's city council held an emergency session and made a decision to provide financial help to victims' families, giving 180,000 denars (3,000 euros) to each.

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Baby found dead in hot vehicle at Texas Wal-Mart

Friday. Temperatures in the area hovered around 100 degrees in the area much of the afternoon. When police arrived, they found the father banging on the side of the vehicle, trying to get inside. The change makes it easier for drivers to forget children since they're strapped in the back, Fennell said. The toll started sharply rising in the 1990s as more laws were passed that required young children be put in the back seat to avoid air-bag injuries.

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Zambians vote in tight presidential race after violence

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema accused the electoral body of colluding with the ruling Patriotic Front to rig the August 11 presidential election, amid delays in announcing the results. It added: "Our forecast of Mr Hichilema winning the election is subject to significant risks: rising violence in the run-up to the vote and an election process skewed in favour of the regime have raised serious question marks over the credibility of the poll and could tilt the balance in favour of ...

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Hundreds flee homes as fire rages through Marseille, southern France

Firefighters said that 20 to 25 homes were burned. At least two wild fires aided by strong winds and dry conditions has spread over 3,300 hectares of land, gutted buildings and destroyed homes in the nearby towns of Vitrolles and Pennes-Mirabeau.

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Egyptian booed for refusing handshake

Islam El Shehaby would not acknowledge Or Sasson, who clinched the first round win. "He isn't a friend whose hand I would shake", said El Shehaby, whose refrain was met by the crowd's loud booing. "There's absolutely no excuse for it", a spokesman said. "I can not say anything, this was his decision", he said. In stark contrast to El-Shahaby's behavior, Riner shook hands warmly with Sasson at the end of the encounter, and whispered some words of congratulation to the Israeli for his ...

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32 diplomats recalled by Ankara after coup still missing: Turkey

Zarif on Friday visited the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara , bombed and damaged during the recent failed coup in Turkey. The government has accused the preacher, Fethullah Gulen, of orchestrating the failed insurrection. government will be a political decision", Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said in televised remarks. He said Turkey has also asked Washington for information on a Turkish military official based in the USA, who is reportedly seeking asylum there ...

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Daesh frees captured Manbij civilians in Syria

A young woman defiantly uncovered her face while smoking a cigarette and flashing a victory sign in a photo which Kurdish activists posted online. The Manbij operation, in which USA special forces have played a significant role on the ground, marks the most ambitious advance by the Washington-allied SDF since the US launched its military campaign against ISIS two years ago.

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Kids in Miami Zika zone can't take bug spray to school

Test results confirmed he had been infected with the Zika virus, the second confirmed Zika infection involving a Taiwanese national and the fifth imported case, the CDC. The bad news, however, was that three more additional cases of locally-transmitted Zika were linked to the Wynwood. Zika is most often spread through mosquito bites, though sexual transmission is also possible.

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Turkey submitting request to US for Gulen's arrest

According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet , the Turkish prime minister added that the USA stance on extradition was "getting better". According to the news agency Anadolu State, the request of the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office says that the latter has found that the coup was orchestrated by Mr.

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Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans

John Mascola, director of NIAID's Vaccine Research Center, said in the statement. At least 80 healthy volunteers aged 18 to 35 are to receive doses of the vaccine on differing schedules as part of a phase 1 clinical trial, the agency said.


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