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South Sudan will not cooperate with protection force: presidential spokesperson

It also threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan if the transitional government impedes the deployment of the regional protection force. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has been criticized for failing to protect civilians when UN sites came under attack last month.

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Mayor Bans 'Burkinis' From Cannes' Beaches

BURKINIS have been banned from the beaches of Cannes because they "make women look like TERRORISTS ". The ordinance says these outfits can disrupt the public order during a time when the country is on high alert for more terror attacks.

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Lets Discuss Terror, India Tells Pakistan On Kashmir Talks Invite

A day after Pakistan's adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said that Islamabad will invite New Delhi for a dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir, India drew the red line as it welcomed dialogue on "contemporary and relevant issues", including "stoppage of Pakistani support for cross-border terrorism".

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Donald Trump: Obama Founding ISIS Claim Was Sarcasm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lashed out at critics in the media who attacked his comments about President Obama being the founder of ISIS . Most importantly, it completely shifted the conversation away from the incredibly damaging controversy over his assassination joke, which had implications far beyond its direct impact with voters.

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US urges Ukraine to avoid escalating tension with Russia

Kasparov who has also been a long-time critic of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, says that while he doesn't think Hillary is the best-qualified candidate for United States president, "she's running against Donald Trump". The French foreign ministry said on Thursday that minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov France and Germany would "continue efforts aimed at implementing the Minsk agreements in the Normandy format", which includes the four countries.

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Clinton, Trump spar over his IS founders claim

He appeared on CNBC Thursday morning to double down on his ISIS comments. "He gets the most valuable player award". Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended Trump on CNN , saying his remarks were "legitimate political commentary".

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Hafiz Saeed Khan airstrike death is yet another blow to ISIS

Whereas Pakistan acknowledges that it wields some influence with the Afghan Taliban, it denies Afghan and US accusations that it provides support and sanctuary for the Afghan Taliban and its leaders. Saeed was named head of ISIS's "Khorasan province", which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of neighboring countries, early previous year when a group of Pakistani Taliban switched allegiance to the jihadist group.

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Rio 2016: Matildas go down to Brazil in quarter-final shoot-out

Fortunately for China, Sweden had been dealt a 5-1 thrashing by Brazil in their second group match, and fortunately for Sweden , New Zealand had lost 3-0 to France prior to the final matches in Group E, meaning a draw would see both teams through to the quarter-finals.

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TUSC reaffirms support for Jeremy Corbyn following Liverpool rally

WARRINGTON'S TUSC members reaffirmed their support for Jeremy Corbyn after joining thousands of supporters at the Labour leader's rally in Liverpool on Monday. Owen Smith, who was heckled at times, told an audience of several hundred people in Cardiff that he was "the person who has got the ideas in this debate".

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Rajnath flies back home after attending SAARC meet in Pak

This comes after Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh left the meeting abruptly and flew back to New Delhi after mounting criticism and discussion of the Kasmir Issue. The Pakistani Interior Minister said countries need to differentiate between freedom movements and terrorism. He noted that the Pakistani military had shut down some terrorist safe havens in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and had restored "government control" in parts of the country that were used as terrorist safe ...

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Arsenal clashes with Liverpool to open the season

You always had the impression that Liverpool's supporters are not easily bluffed. Wenger will need to do some creative work with his back line if Koscielny isn't ready, and so it may be Callum Chambers and either left-back Nacho Monreal or new signing Rob Holding starting at center-back for the Gunners.

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As Fidel Castro turns 90, he praises Cubans and digs at Obama

The BBC's Will Grant in Havana says that Fidel Castro now has all but retired from public life and is thought to exercise limited influence over political affairs in Cuba. On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his "dear friend" on his birthday. Cuba's former President Fidel Castro, center right, attends a gala for his 90th birthday accompanied by his brother and current President Raul, center left, and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro , right, at the.

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Rio 2016: Phelps explains tears following 22nd gold medal

He also became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Games. And he is not finished yet: on Friday he will race in the 100m butterfly and on Saturday he could win another gold in the 4x100m medley relay, which would be the 31-year-old's farewell race.

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At Least 2 Dead in Plane Crash at Shannon Airport in Spotsylvania

According to VSP, the aircraft was attempting to land at the airport when it came to the end of the runway and pulled back up. As the train passed by the crash site, Aquino said she saw flames, smoke, several rescue vehicles and the remains of the plane just beyond the tree line, WTVR reports.

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Staff to strike for seven days at Eurostar starting Friday

The strike will start from 0001 BST on 12 August until 2359 on 15 August, which coincides with the Assumption Day holiday in France and Belgium, and for three days over the United Kingdom bank holiday weekend from 27 August. The train operator, part of the giant Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR ) franchise, yesterday called for fresh talks with the union, saying it would meet members "any time, any place, anywhere" to end the walkout.

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Putin: Ankara makes positive decision on resuming Akkuyu, Turkish Stream

Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian Su-24 over the Syrian-Turkey border on November 24, 2015, an attack Vladimir Putin described at the time as a "treacherous stab in the back". Erdogan, on the other hand, said the relation between Russian Federation and Turkey would become "more robust" and stressed Putin's support for him after the coup attempt in which almost 300 people were killed.

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Canada police thwart potential attack, suspect 'shot dead'

He warned that he planned to detonate a homemade explosive device in an urban centre during morning or afternoon rush hour. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( RCMP ) said in a statement they had identified a suspect in a national security threat and taken action to ensure the safety of the public.

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Schooling gives shocking lessons to Phelps

Schooling added that Singaporeans should not underestimate their ability to do well in sports on the global stage. "I've received a lot of support and that's phenomenal", Schooling told reporters . Schooling: Yeah, I was in the golf cart with him. I'm happy about it. The most decorated athlete in Olympic history couldn't pull off one of his patented comebacks in the 100-meter butterfly, easily held off by a swimmer a decade younger.

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Columbus High ranked as top high school in class of 500

Chatham is the top-ranked New Jersey public school on the list. "We are committed to the success of every student and understand the importance our work has on their ability to be college and career ready as well as the important role each of them play in being productive citizens in our school district, community and world", he said.

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UN, Iran raise concerns over renewed Yemen violence

In March of a year ago, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive military campaign in Yemen aimed at reversing Houthi gains and restoring Hadi's embattled government. "The Saudi-led coalition's campaign in Yemen has been devastating for civilians (and) the USA should be suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, not approving more", said Kristine Beckerle, a researcher with Human Rights Watch.

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Backed Syrian force captures key IS stronghold of Manbij

After a monthslong battle with the group, Syrian rebels have taken the city back. Amateur videos showed that shortly after SDF fighters captured the town late on Friday, scores of residents went out to celebrate in the streets. The militants were finally ousted after a deal was reached on Friday that secured their departure towards their stronghold of Jarablus near the border with Turkey, a Syrian from Manbij who is in touch with relatives there said.

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Nine of the 11 U.S. gold medals are from Maryland athletes

And it wasn't even the top step. "That was probably one of my most challenging doubles", the 31-year-old Phelps said. There is plenty of documentary evidence to attest to the dominance of Phelps, victor of a record 21 golds and 25 medals in an astonishing career spanning five Games that is far from finished.

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Simone Manuel wins silver in women's 50M freestyle final

She was one of 88 women entered in the 50-meter freestyle, finished second in her heat Friday, but her time of 26.23 seconds ranked 47th overall - two seconds off top qualifier Permille Blume of Denmark and not good enough to advance to the semifinals.

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Blast Sparks Nationwide Strike by Lawyers in Pakistan

Pakistani Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombing. "This atrocity, as so many before it, demands denunciation by all people of faith, good will and simple decency, and prayers and support for the families and communities affected, and for the people and nation of Pakistan".

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3 killed in Louisiana floods; more than 1K rescued

The Governor has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Louisiana as a result of severe weather. The governor's office also worked to get information out to the public on social media. According to Hansford, his wife has lived in Beaver Creek for 48 years and the current water level is the highest she has ever experienced. The rains are expected to continue, sweeping westward into Texas.

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North Carolina Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump By 9 Points

There's just no indication that Pennsylvania or New Hampshire are working out for Trump, even if their more receptive, blue-collar demographics theoretically make them more swayable than Colorado or Virginia. And if you throw in New Hampshire and give Clinton every battleground state in which she now leads by double digits in the most recent poll, she's already won with 273 electoral votes.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Kariman Abuljadayel makes Saudi history in 100m

Middle distance runner Sarah Attar was the first female track athlete to run for Saudi Arabia, at London 2012. Abuljadayel lagged far behind the current world record of 10.49 seconds set by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. Hijab-clad Saudi and Afghan female sprinters make Olympic history was posted in National of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on August 14, 2016 and was last updated on August 14, 2016.

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Chance to see Perseid meteor shower

And this year, Earth may be in for a closer encounter than usual with the comet trails that result in meteor shower, setting the stage for a spectacular cosmic display of shooting stars . Expect to be dazzled this weekend when the Perseid meteor shower hits its peak, with up to 150 " shooting stars " streaking across the skies. Stargazers expect a similar outburst during next week's Perseid meteor shower, which will be visible overnight on August 11 and 12.

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Frustration abundant, GOP could be near Trump breaking point

Trump's hostility towards women, suggesting that those who seek abortions should be punished and that "for a man to be successful he needs support at home...not someone who is always griping and bitching", has earned him the scorn of many in the GOP.

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Trump and Putin Have 'Never' Spoken

Trump's comments seemingly excusing Russia's invasion of Crimea throw into question his commitment to a system that has built a relatively peaceful and prosperous post-war order, said Farkas, now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. "You can mark it down", Trump claimed. You can put it down. "OK - well, he's (Putin) there in a certain way", Trump said. "You can take it anywhere you want", Trump said in the interview on "This Week".

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Canada averts major IS terrorist attack

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his gratitude via Twitter: "On behalf of Canadians, we thank the @rcmpgrcpolice for their work in Strathroy yesterday", Trudeau wrote. "How quickly this was all established is actually a testament to the level of collaboration that exists between law enforcement agencies". He said such notices are commonly issued after security incidents around the world or if the TTC is advised of threats closer to home.

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Zambia's Lungu ahead in early vote results, opposition cries foul

There were no immediate reports of unrest during voting in a country whose peaceful transitions of power in the past have been held up as a democratic model in Africa. The Post , an influential independent newspaper, was also forced to close in June over alleged non-payment of taxes - triggering appeals from media rights' groups and the United States embassy.

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Yemen: 20 Killed in US-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrikes

Saudi Arabia intercepted two ballistic missiles fired at the kingdom by Yemen's armed Houthi movement on Wednesday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported . In addition, the worldwide airport at Sana'a was shut by the airstrikes after Saudi coalition officials notified airlines that incoming flights would be barred for 72 hours.

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Voters in Thailand overwhelmingly back military?s proposed constitution

The official results of the referendum, as well as the voter turnout will be announced by the EC tommorrow. In the referendum called by the military government on August 7, 94 per cent was the total outcome with 62 per cent of the voters approving the new constitution while 38 per cent rejecting it.

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Islamic State leader in Afghanistan, Pakistan dies in U.S. drone strike

The death of Saeed represents a major setback for IS as it tries to establish itself as a serious force in Pakistan and Afghanistan. "During this time, U.S. The government of Pakistan is yet to confirm the recovery of chopper crew. Saeed, a former member of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban who swore allegiance to ISIL, had also been reported killed a year ago, but his death was never confirmed.


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