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Newt Gingrich just said Donald Trump is 'more unacceptable' than Hillary Clinton

How over-the-top does your rhetoric have to get for Rudy Giuliani - this Rudy Giuliani - to tell you that you really ought to dial it back a bit? "This was much easier", Trump added. In an interview on FOX Business Network's (FBN) Mornings with Maria (weekdays, 6a-9a/ET), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) discusses the recent comments made by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump .

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Attack on Police Seen as Terror Act for Now: Belgium PM

Both police officers were "severely injured in the face and neck", the federal prosecutors' statement said. That attack was also claimed by IS. The two officers survived the attack but the assailant was shot dead by a third policewoman.

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Kansas Congressman Contends US Paid Ransom for Hostages

Toner. "In other words, they have replenished their supply of hostages". They were overruled by the State Department, the newspaper said. Savanna Guthrie reported , "Did the U.S.in effect pay ransom to Iran to free American prisoners at the very moment the Obama administration was implementing that much heralded Iranian nuclear deal ".

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Donald Trump, eyeing campaign reset, endorses Paul Ryan

Ron Johnson (who is locked in a tight election battle), Gov. Scott Walker, and Ryan. "I don't like doing this; I don't want to do this", Ryan told a Wisconsin radio station. Trump's supporters chanted "Lock her up!" during the event in the town of Windham, which was broadcast online. While Ryan is expected to prevail, Paul Nehlen blasted him this week for his "repeated betrayal" of the party's nominee.

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Obama goes to Pentagon to talk ISIS

What does that mean? "That doesn't make any sense and I don't think anybody would take that seriously", Obama said. As recent national polls are showing him falling further behind Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump, who's repeated various conspiracy theories throughout the campaign, on Monday launched an attack on the legitimacy of a US electoral system.

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Democrats capitalise as Trump slams just about everyone

The first significant poll since the conventions on how Arizonans feel about the presidential race is now out. President Barack Obama has also weighed in, using Trump's remarks about the Khans as an opportunity to shame Republicans into withdrawing support for their party nominee.

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80 killed in Kabul blasts

Suicide bombers hit a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and wounding 142, officials said. In a statement, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he was "deeply saddened" by the carnage, adding that the casualties included security officials.

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Summer Games Officially Open

Former tennis star Gustavo Kuerten carried the torch into the stadium. Leading Olympic medal victor Michael Phelps will return to the swimming pool on Monday safe in the knowledge that the world's best swimmers are being protected in Rio - by lifeguards.

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ANC concedes local election defeat in key S Africa city

The DA is now in talks with possible partners. The party, which advocates the nationalization of industry and other measures it says will help the poor, has garnered nearly eight percent of the vote nationwide. "For far too long, the ANC has governed South Africa with absolute impunity", Maimane told reporters Saturday. The ANC has stood by President Jacob Zuma despite a series of scandals, but even some within the party admit he could be a liability.

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Obama: US to keep targeting IS 'aggressively across every front'

Neither the US nor Russian Federation have publicly stated what steps they will take to coordinate efforts in the conflict, which has driven a refugee crisis that has further destabilized the Middle East and generated a flood of migrants into Europe.

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Philippines: Duterte orders Ferdinand Marcos body move

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said he will allow the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, whose rule was marked by widespread graft and rights abuses, to be buried at the country's cemetery for national heroes on Sept 18, a divisive issue that may spark protests.

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Donald Trump backs Paul Ryan, John McCain

Clinton this week said that she "may have short-circuited" when she incorrectly claimed that FBI Director James Comey said her answers to the bureau about her use of a private email server were "truthful". She also acknowledged that many people don't trust her. "I like people that weren't captured". The real question for voters: "What will it take for Wisconsin Republicans like Scott Walker, Ron Johnson, and Sean Duffy to denounce Donald Trump and withdraw their support once and for all?" ...

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DA wins Nelson Mandela metro

About 80% of South Africa's 54 million citizens are black, but most land and companies remain in the hands of white people, who make up less than 10% of the population. The leftist Economic Freedom Fighters polled 5 percent, with smaller parties sharing the rest, the election commission said on its website. The DA garnered 47 percent of votes compared with 41 percent for the ANC.

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Hsu Shu-Ching gets gold in women's weightlifting 53-kg class

Unfortunately for Gabby Douglas, who won gold in the all-around four years ago, she's the odd woman out . Hsu lifted 100kg in the snatch and 112kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 212kg. The second weightlifting class of the 2016 Rio Olympics has its champion, and while the "A" session field was relatively small with just seven lifters, the competition featured numerous accomplished athletes, gutsy performances, and some clutch coaching calls.

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Williams sisters crash out of women's doubles in first round

The Williams sisters won their first women's doubles title in 2000 Sydney Games and repeated the feat at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games. "She had an upset stomach and she was coughing up a lot, you could see she was really struggling", said U.S.

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Corbyn and Smith to go head-to-head in the first Labour leadership showdown

Last week, we challenged both Corbyn and his leadership opponent Owen Smith to commit to introducing affordable childcare for all parents. McDonnell told Sky News: "We shouldn't be going into a leadership election saying, "Vote for me or some of my supporters will split the party".

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Paul Ryan under fire as GOP activists close in on his backyard

They have broken faith with the values that built the United States. Nehlen has garnered support from the so-called "alt-right", with endorsements from the likes of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and conservative commentator Ann Coulter, who appeared with Nehlen Saturday at rallies in Janesville and Kenosha.

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Philippines' Duterte Names Politicians, Police Accused of Drug Crimes

While Duterte's recent war on drugs has drawn major criticism [Aljazeera report] from worldwide human rights groups due to his extreme methods, Duterte claims that he must fulfill his duty to end the "pandemic" of drug abuse despite the risk of violating human rights.

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United Nations concerned for Aleppo, new wave of migration likely

Last month, a 24-year-old Colorado man who joined the YPG was killed in combat in Syria , his mother Susan Shirley said . The U.N. estimates that between 250,000 and 300,000 residents have been trapped in the besieged, eastern part of Aleppo since pro-government forces cut the last supply route in July.

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Rio kicks off Olympic opening ceremony

The pre-ceremony protest followed ugly scenes on Thursday that marred the Olympic torch's arrival in the Brazilian city. There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labour for 400 years.

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Olympics-Swimming-Sjostrom breaks world record to win women's 100m butterfly

Canadian 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak earned silver in the event with a time of 56.46. Vollmer, the "momma on a mission", has said that part of her motivation to make a come back was Sjostrom taking away her world record. Eight months pregnant, she decided on a comeback, and now-just 17 months after the birth of Arlen-she'll become the second American swimmer to capture an Olympic medal after giving birth (Dara Torres was the first).

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Rebels start battle to free Aleppo

Syrian State news agency SANA said the government had declared that operations were still ongoing in the area. The "Army of Conquest", a coalition of rebels and jihadists including the former Al-Nusra Front, said in a statement on Sunday that it would "double the number of fighters for this next battle".

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Thais to Vote on Junta-backed Constitution

The government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a retired army general, used its sweeping powers to ban political rallies and independent campaigns against the draft constitution and allowed virtually no debates on it. The junta says the constitution is created to heal more than a decade of divisive politics in Thailand that has dented growth and left scores dead in civil unrest.

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Aussies score late for draw with US, both advance in Rio

New Zealand were also forced to defend for most of the first half, before Woodman showed a clean pair of heels to score a 50 metre try right on halftime. Australia's progress was smoother, Charlotte Caslick scored a brace and Emma Tonegato once to both move to six tries for the tournament, but coach Tim Walsh admitted his side had been far from their best.

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Former BJP leader Daya Shankar arrested in Bihar

Bihar Police said Singh was arrested from a sugar factory in Buxar. However, he left the state before the police could arrest him. The former state BJP vice-president's remarks had stoked a major controversy and led to his expulsion from the party.

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ISIL claims machete attack against Belgian policewomen

Prosecutors searched two houses in Charleroi after the attack but did not provide details. Ahead of the IS claim, Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters an investigation was under way "for attempted terrorist murder", hard on the heels of a meeting of Belgium's security services.

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Doping Scandal Gets Russia Banned From This Year's Paralympics

And IPC president Sir Philip Craven has blamed the country's government for the decision due to their state-run doping programme. So the news is likely to get worse for Russia's Paralympic athletes, with the reallocation of medals being nearly inevitable.

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Closing EU door to Turkey 'serious foreign policy mistake': Juncker

Almost 26,000 people have been detained in Turkey since the July 15 coup attempt, while tens of thousands of civil servants have lost their jobs. "(The country) remains an important partner in security and integration matters", Kern said, highlighting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey's key role in the ongoing migrant crisis.

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Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur

The blaze burning near the scenic Big Sur region of California has charred nearly 73 square miles by Wednesday evening. Dubbed the Cold fire , that blaze was listed as just 5 percent contained. The area of the campfire was away from trails and off-limits to hiking. A grass fire in a popular recreational area in Northern California has more than doubled in size in less than a day.

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Extreme Weather in Macedonia Kills at Least 17 People

Deputy prime Minister Nikola Todorov called it "a catastrophe of unprecedented proportion" and warned the death toll could go up. In some parts of the city, the streets were flooded several metres high, cars were trapped and landslides were also reported.

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Iran executes nuclear scientist for spying for the US

The official IRNA news agency quoted a spokesman for Iran's judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi, confirming the execution of Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist caught up in a real-life us spy mystery who later returned to his home country and disappeared.

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A bruised ANC, a galvanised DA — ELECTION WRAP

Zuma didn't appear to respond. Since South Africa's first all-race election in 1994, the ANC has had widespread support on the strength of its successful fight against white-minority rule, while bringing basic amenities to many people. He added that "the idea that his party was a white one has been 'completely shattered'". "I think that to me says that our message got through - it says our people heard us and South Africans still believe in a dream of a non-racial South Africa, South ...

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China's Wu Minxia wins record fifth Olympic diving gold medal

The pair lived up to its billing as favorite with an overall score of 345.60 points from five dives, some 31.77 points ahead of silver medallists Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape of Italy. Australia's Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith, who had trailed until the fourth round, edged out the Canadian duo to win the bronze medal by 0.87 points, continuing their country's winning streak in the Olympic pool.

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Oscar Pistorius Treated in Hospital for Injuries Suffered in Prison

Jailed South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was rushed to hospital with wrist injuries at the weekend, but is now back in jail, a spokesperson for the prisons department said today. He fired four shots through a locked toilet door, killing Ms Steenkamp. A champion Paralympian athlete, with six gold medals to his name, he became the first double-amputee athlete to compete against able-bodied runners in the Olympics in 2012.

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Thai voters overwhelmingly approve junta-backed constitution

It is a key victory for the junta's leader, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha who has suppressed political activity since seizing control in 2014 and banned all criticism of the new constitution. The 105-page document gives the ruling junta the power to pick nearly all of the 250 senators during the transitory five-year period. This would check the powers of elected members of parliament.


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