Castro was succeeded in 2008 by his brother Raul Castro, who opened up the country's economy, and undertook a historic rapprochement, brokered by Pope Francis, with the U.S. Castro's birthday was greeted in low-key style by the Cuban government, with no major parades or rallies scheduled to mark the event. Several of those have been substantiated by US officials; some reportedly involved slipping poisoned or explosive cigars to the cigar-loving Cuban leader.
Obama's policy. Trump scheduled a speech in Warren, Ohio, on Monday that will focus on how he would handle the threat posed by Islamic State. Trump's attorney Michael Cohen told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" on Friday that his boss would have to speak for himself on the issue of Obama and ISIS, but decried the media for over-analyzing Trump's words.
And although Duncan Scott closed the gap a little in the closing metres, Adrian had plenty in hand as the United States set a new Olympic record of 3:27.95, just over a second quicker than Britain, with Australia taking bronze. "It's been a tough road, I'm not going to lie, the first guy through the wall, it's always bloody", he said. She became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic swimming title with her win in the 100 free.
Singapore's Joseph Schooling beat his idol Michael Phelps to win gold in the men's 100m butterfly final at the Olympic games in Rio. Thursday's victory gave Phelps his 22nd Olympic gold medal as he continues to extend his record as the most successful Olympian of all time.
On Thursday, Turkish officials representing the army, intelligence agencies and the foreign ministry were in Russian Federation for talks on Syria , according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu . As part of a deal with the Syrian government, Turkey could not only stop helping the rebels, but because of its location it could also halt the flow of other rebel aid from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Worldwide community must take notice of state terrorism by Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir. "The root cause of unrest in Kashmir is cross-border terrorism which is being encouraged by our neighbouring country", the right-wing Hindu nationalist premier said .
Clinton's campaign denies it invited Seddique Mateen to her Florida rally. "This individual wasn't invited as a guest and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event", a campaign official said . Seddique has previously condemned the shooting, saying it "shocked" him, but also claimed that "only God can punish homosexuals" . Mateen is known for his controversial views on Afghan politics and homosexuality.
Defending men's gold medal champions Russian Federation take on 2014 world champions Poland at 3 p.m. She's simply brilliant in the water and should - barring a major upset - repeat as the gold-medal victor in this event for the second Olympics in a row.
Leggie Shah - who had a 20-minute pep talk from Aussie legend Shane Warne after failing in the last two Tests - looked a world beater again, bamboozling Joe Root and the hapless pair of Alex Hales and James Vince who are struggling to keep their places.
Wilson-Raybould said Wednesday that by examining root causes, including past and present systemic and institutional barriers, the commission will play a key role in defining actions needed to protect the human rights of indigenous women and girls.
The US State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armoured recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about $1.15bn, to Saudi Arabia, defence chiefs said on Tuesday. Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched fresh air strikes on rebels across Yemen on Wednesday after the alliance said it had intercepted two ballistic missiles fired at southern Saudi Arabia.
If the range is the full touted 1,300 km, it could hit any target on the Japanese islands including Yokosuka naval base, where a USA aircraft carrier fleet is located. Pyongyang fired two missiles on Wednesday from South Hwanghae province, located on its western coast, with one falling into Japan's exclusive economic zone for the first time.
Around 50.5 million Thais of the total population of 65 million were eligible to vote this time, compared to 45 million eligible in the last referendum . The referendum is the first major popularity test for the junta led by Prayuth Chan-ocha, the prime minister who has suppressed political activity during the two years since he seized power in a coup in 2014.
The party has denied the report, with spokesman Sean Spicer tweeting Thursday morning that the story was "not true". He suggested he was also kidding when he called Obama "the MVP" of the Islamic State. Over the last decade, the couple has donated 7.5 percent of their income to charity, the campaign said, and paid an effective tax rate of 25.6 percent past year.
The explosion also injured at least 70 others, said Rehmat Baloch, the health minister of Balochistan province. Pakistani soldiers patrol a street a day after a bombing at the Civil Hospital in Quetta on August 9, 2016. "The commission and the Catholic Church stand firmly with the people of Balochistan in this hour" and asked the government "to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice", said the church statement signed by justice and peace officials, including Bishop Joseph ...
The jihadists, who have suffered a string of losses in Syria and Iraq, have often staged mass kidnappings when they come under pressure to relinquish territory they hold. Tens of thousands of people lived in Manbij before the assault started, but the United Nations says more than 78,000 people have been displaced since then.
Flight attendants are heard yelling at passengers to " leave your bags behind! ". There are delays at the airport, as well as across Emirates flights, following the emergency landing. According to Daily Mail, four months ago another plane from Emirates Airlines burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russian Federation.
He added that "from what we know from information provided by the Defence Ministry, all those who were on the helicopter died". The Mi-8 transporter was brought down in northern Idlib province, an area controlled by the rebel Nusra front, Russian Federation said.
Since fighting for Manbij began, USA -led strikes have taken out more than 50 of IS's heavy weapons and destroyed more than 600 fortified fighting positions, Trowbridge said. Daesh has also booby-trapped cars and carried out suicide bombings to slow advances by their opponents. The UN has said more than 78,000 people have been displaced since then.
Biles could continue to work out 20 hours a week, attend high school and eventually become a college gymnast or she could explore the elite level, a move that included more intensive training and being home schooled. "Some girls in generations before thought that by winning one world championship or winning two, they think they arrived at the top", added Karolyi.
Nangarhar Province, where Khan was killed , has been a "hotbed" of ISIS activity for more than a year, defense officials said. Khan was previously a senior commander with the Taliban in Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP. USA military spokesman Colonel Michael Lawhorn said American forces in Afghanistan "are aware of those reports and we are looking into it" but have not yet confirmed Khan's death.
Trump also has said his taxes are no one's business and that they reveal little. In interviews Thursday morning with CNBC and the Hugh Hewitt Show, Trump said he did not regret the charge. "I think we're going to have victory, but we'll see". "In many respects, you know , they honour President Obama", Mr Trump told a crowd in Florida on Wednesday night.
One of the brightest meteor showers of the year is about to take place. Jupiter's gravity influences the streams orbit, and is sometimes pushed towards Earth's direction. No telescope or special equipment is needed. The Perseids come from a point in front of the constellation Perseus which is in the north-eastern part of the sky, however the meteors can be seen from any point in the sky.
The Turkish foreign minister hailed Iran's stance on the failed coup, saying Tehran was the first to condemn it. At a joint news conference Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said the two neighboring nations also meant to boost trade ties.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey and Russian Federation have agreed that the next Syrian government should be inclusive. Asked of the US position regarding reports allegedly Turkey looked to expand its non-NATO defensive security cooperation, agency spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said interoperability was a fundamental tenet of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Joe Root, one of England's key batsmen along with Cook, then fell for 39 when he played back to a quicker Yasir delivery and was lbw. Younis Khan's superb double century and three wickets from Yasir Shah left Pakistan eyeing a series-levelling win after they dominated the third day of the fourth Test against England at The Oval on Saturday (August 13).
El Shehaby refused . though when the ref called both men back to the mat, the Egyptian gave a quick head bow. Such behavior by Arab athletes against Israeli athletes are "the norm and there are few if no exceptions to boycotting Israel and Israelis", Daniel Pipes, president of the Middle East Forum, told JNS.org last week.
Warning, the following material may be disturbing to some readers. Kaliebe warned that if the 6-year-old is bounced between caregivers or group homes, it could prove to be catastrophic to his ability to grow into a successful adult. Her other two children have been placed in therapeutic foster care. The van's ceiling was covered in blood and investigators said the baby was likely dead when her mother returned to the auto.
McAlmont's Jeff Henderson won Olympic gold in the long jump Saturday night in Rio for Team USA. In his next four jumps, he couldn't seem to do any better. Henderson went on to eclipse that mark by a single centimetre before Rutherford's final leap, which looked like challenging the lead but was measured at 8.29m and only enough for third.
Michael Phelps emphatically ruled out a U-turn on his decision to quit swimming after the Rio Olympics following a shock defeat in his final individual race. "It hasn't really sunk in yet", Schooling said. Had Phelps won, it would've been his fourth consecutive gold medal in the event, and his fifth in Rio.
It was named after a constellation called Perseus which is the point where they appear as bright streaks of light whopping across a clear night sky. The shower is expected to be much strong this year due to the effect Jupiter's powerful gravitational field had on the comet particles, which recently nudged them about 1.5 million km closer to Earth.
Some Afghan Taliban members have defected to the group, with insurgents apparently adopting the black ISIL flag to rebrand themselves as a more lethal force. His death is another high-profile killing of a terrorist in the region in months. The Pentagon said Friday that Khan was killed in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.
The blast followed a series of two explosions in Hua Hin Thursday even. (AP Photo/Penny Yi Wang). Tazzioli was fetching his own birthday cake, when he was injured in a bomb blast. "It's been years since they have been able to pull off coordinated attacks across multiple cities and provinces, and when they have, it's always been confined to the deep south", he said in an e-mail.
The officer had just arrived at the traffic stop when a passenger got out of the vehicle and fired shots. Kelly Jameson, a spokeswoman for the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office, said 38-year-old Jesse Hanes of Columbus, Ohio, was driving a silver Lexus when officer Jose Chavez, 33, pulled him over for a traffic stop near a convenience store in Hatch.
It was only two days earlier that Trump blamed the media for making much ado about nothing after he suggested during a rally that gun rights enthusiasts might find a way to stop Clinton if elected. "Anyone willing to sink so low, so often should never be allowed to serve as our Commander-in-Chief". But the GOP nominee remained steadfast, saying it was "no mistake" what he said, standing by his labeling of the Democratic opponent as a "co-founder".