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Latham's ton sees NZ dominate day one

Zimbabwe opener Hamilton Masakadza has been ruled out of the second Test against New Zealand that begins at the Queens Sports Club Saturday in a major blow to the host's already slim hopes. The Zimbabweans made three changes to their side for the second Test, with wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Moor making his Test debut and opening batsman Tino Mawoyo and offspinner John Nyumbu also brought in.

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Police officers attacked with machete in Brussels

One of the officers who was injured was taken to a hospital. The assailant was heard shouting " Allahu Akhbar " as he attacked the two female officers, according to Belgian police. "We are following the situation closely", he added. "We don't know if this is the action of a lone wolf ", Jambon told RTF television. "I condemn the attack in Charleroi with force".

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Nurse plunges into river, didn't realize she was on bridge

Weir fell into the water when she leapt over the wall while trying to get to the crash on the westbound side of the highway, according to police. She was taken to Shock Trauma by helicopter. She was transported to the hospital. The medical centre released a statement saying "we are so proud to call her one of our own". Maryland State Police said they received calls around 4:44 a.m.

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Slain Cpt. Khan praised as 'amazing man' by soldier

Trump's rebellious nature has even extended toward his own party, as the mogul declined to endorse the re-election of a pair of prominent Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Arizona senator John McCain, both of whom face primaries in their home state in the next week.

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Vos embarrassed Trump is GOP nominee: A 'sad day in America'

Trump also defended himself against what he called the news media's claim that he kicked a baby out of an event earlier this week in Virginia. Last year Trump cast derision at McCain as well, calling the Vietnam veteran and 2008 nominee "not a war hero" because he was captured. Mr Trump's comments were followed by loud cheers of "lock her up" from his supporters in Florida.

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Under Nigerian Law, Budget Padding is Not a Crime - Dogara

According to Punch reports, Dogara's meeting with President Buhari is to afford him the opportunity to explain himself as it concerns the ongoing budget padding controversy. But if he does not want to do that, we will wait and let the course of events take its turn". "The Speaker's comments also endanger the spirit of the oneness of Nigeria", said the group's statement, adding that they wished to "stress the criminal aspect of the Speaker's action, which is against the letters and spirit ...

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German National Detained In Turkey In Post Coup Attempt Crackdown

A Turkish court issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Gulen , an influential Muslim cleric who has lived in the United States since 1999 and is the leader of a vast network of organizations , schools and followers in Turkey and around the world.

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Michael Phelps leads USA, then leaves opening ceremony

Also, the first time in Summer Games history, a woman led the athletes into Opening Ceremonies. Throughout the ceremony, change for good was a major theme of the opening. Iran picked a woman, archer Zahra Nemati, as flag-bearer for its team made up overwhelmingly of men. The world is threatened because of global warming.

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Black firefighter's home hit by arson after he received racist letter

He and his family are homeless after a fire destroyed their apartment on Wednesday. The inferno happened two days after Walker, a volunteer firefighter, turned the letter over to Fire Chief Joseph Sikora, who then called the cops and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Clinton is queen of corruption

He also covers the White House. Clinton is undoubtedly ahead of Trump , he says, but the real test of her staying power will be where she stands in surveys two weeks from now, once the afterglow of the convention has faded. The most surprising results over the past week come from a trio of normally safe red states: Missouri, Georgia and Arizona. In May, New York Times columnist David Brooks suggested that one issue for Clinton was the public's lack of familiarity with her hobbies.

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North Korea drags Japan into tussle over United States anti-missile system

And at the end of July, the North held a ballistic missile test simulating a strike on South Korean ports and airfields, which are heavily operated by United States military forces. China, North Korea's sole ally, and Russian Federation did not back the request. An official with the South Korean Defense Ministry told CNN that it is assumed a Rodong missile was sacked.

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Attacker shouts 'Allahu Akhbar,' wounds 2 police in Belgium

The broadcaster added that a third officer at the scene shot the attacker. Police officers check identification of a man near the police headquarters in Charleroi , Belgium on Saturday, Aug. A Charleroi police tweet confirmed the death of the attacker. The prime minister cut short his vacation in the south of France and will return to Belgium for a meeting on Sunday of the National Security Council.

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Most young whites think Clinton knowingly broke law

Hillary Clinton on Friday doubled down on recent misleading statements about her use of a private email server at the State Department, even as she acknowledged that she "may have short-circuited" her answers about it. the entire point here is not to say that Trump didn't take a beating after the conventions. The Reuters/Ipsos online poll surveyed 1,154 likely voters nationwide.

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United Nations diplomats: Portugal's Guterres tops poll for United Nations chief

Two other women have held highly placed roles in the UN: Susanna Malcorra was Ban's chief of staff until becoming Foreign Minister in Argentina past year; and Christiana Figueres headed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Ultimately, the five permanent veto-wielding council members - the United States, Russia, Britain, China and France - must agree on a candidate . This time round, she won six " encourage " votes, but eight " discourage ", with only one " no opinion ".

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South Africa Hold Brazil to goalless draw

The game ended in a... The fans from the host country of Brazil were more than disappointed, they were furious when their men's football team could not even score a single point against South Africa on Thursday. "We can't be affected by a result like this early in the competition. Our next game, against them, will be very important for us". But he hit the post.

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Donald Trump To Endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan

Ryan has endorsed Trump, but he said in a Friday radio interview that his endorsement isn't a "blank check" and pledged to speak out against the businessman's divisive positions if necessary. Toomey was also asked whether he would be more comfortable if Trump relinquished the nomination. Kinzinger added, "I think I'll know it when I see it", as far as what Trump would have to do or say to earn the congressman's support.

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Hillary slams the bigoted Donald on immigration

With fewer than 14 weeks to go before the November presidential election, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in both two-way and four-way Florida ballot scenarios, according to a new Suffolk University poll of Florida likely general-election voters.

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Trump in Iowa: Hillary's 'Really Pretty Close to Unhinged'

At events in Des Moines, Iowa, and Green Bay, Trump showed discipline that is unusual at his often free-wheeling rallies, calling Clinton the "queen of corruption" and defending himself against her charge that he is temperamentally unfit for the White House.

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Suspected Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof assaulted in jail

Only hands, no weapons, were involved. The 26-year-old Stafford is awaiting trial on first-degree assault and strong-armed robbery charges. Watson said Stafford will be charged with third-degree assault and battery. He said it does not appear that staff followed the jail's policies following up to the incident. Roof and his attorneys will not be pressing charges against the inmate, Dwayne Stafford , Cannon said.

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Hazara 'power protest' in Kabul turns bloody

In the hours after the attack, details of casualties were unclear, but some security forces seemed to have been among the killed. "I have directed a special commission and the attorney general to investigate the incident and find those responsible", he said.

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Turkey foreign minister says Kerry to visit on August 24

Demonstrators wave Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags during a rally in support of President Recep Tayyip Erodgan in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot half of the capital Nicosia on Friday, Aug. The newspaper quoted unnamed sources as saying that USA government officials have not been persuaded by Turkish authorities that Gulen was responsible for the violent overthrow attempt on July 15 that left hundreds dead and rocked a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.

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Flights Cancelled On Dubai Route

Emirates said the plane, which was en route to Dubai from a city in southern India, had an "operational incident" while landing. "In the wake of the Emirates aircraft crash-landing at Dubai airport yesterday and in accordance with the instructions from the Dubai Airport Authorities, all our flights to and from Dubai scheduled for today have been cancelled", SpiceJet said in a statement .

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Beijing slams U.S., allies for 'fanning flames' of regional tension

But ASEAN became divided because of China's divide-and-rule diplomacy by winning support from Cambodia, and to some extent Laos, which resulted in the grouping issuing a joint statement on South China Sea that did not mention China by name or the arbitration ruling.

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'Urgent' repairs needed on Scotland's roads

Over the same period the state of trunk roads - managed by Transport Scotland - dropped from 90 per cent in an acceptable condition to 87 per cent. "It's incredible to think that in some parts of Scotland there are more bad roads than good".

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Court denies request, Kathleen Kane's criminal trial starts Monday

Prosecutors claimed Kane's appeal was "a thinly-veiled, eleventh-hour attempt to stall the wheels of justice and avoid the public determination of her guilt". Kane remains in office, despite the suspension of her law license by the state Supreme Court and calls for her resignation from Gov. Tom Wolf, amid charges that she lied under oath about having leaked documents to embarrass political rivals.

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OH grandmother Candy Arthurs dies trying to protect kids from sex offender

As for Amos, Gibson hopes he "rots in jail". Authorities say registered sex offender Kristopher Amos asked a group of children to help him find his drone. Gibson, who created the GoFundMe page to raise money for her mother's medical expenses, wrote that Arthurs was "a fighter". "I feel like my heart has been ripped out..." Gibson could not immediately be reached for comment by The Post.

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Gulen dismisses Turkey's arrest warrant

He earlier denied having any links to the failed coup. "The Turkish court system is without judicial independence, so this warrant is yet another example of President (Tayyip) Erdogan's drive for authoritarianism and away from democracy".

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Trinbago Knight Riders set up semi-final clash with Tallawahs

Knight Riders now move on to the second playoff, a virtual semi-final, where they will play Jamaica Tallawahs for a berth in the final. The Jamaica Tallawahs had finished second in the league stage and were up against the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the first playoff.

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Opening ceremony of XXXI Summer Olympic Games starts in Rio de Janeiro

The floor of the stadium will be a vast stage for projections, a substitute for more expensive structures in a nod to Brazil's economic troubles. The first medals of the Rio Games will be handed out today. The ceremony told the story of Brazil's development, from pristine rainforest occupied by indigenous peoples to a nation of teeming cities and agricultural plenty, via the colonial influxes and the introduction of slavery.

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Bill Bratton says no need for cop-assault hate crime law

Instead, Assemblyman Castorina and Republicans who insist on Blue Lives Matter laws appear to be bent, like Donald Trump , on positioning themselves as friends of law and order. Castorina was joined by New York City Councilman Joe Borelli. During the press conference, Borelli read the Facebook post of Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson.

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Trump Endorses Ryan and McCain Friday in Wisconsin

The White House has insisted the payment had nothing to do with the release of the hostages. The latest flashpoint: Trump's attacks on the parents of U.S. After he endorsed Trump, Ryan told reporters in June that he still opposed the ban. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) after hesitating to back them as well. Donald Trump at the KI Convention Centre in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to less than three points: Reuters/Ipsos poll

The ex-intelligence chief also said Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from entering the USA "clearly contradicts the foundational values of our nation" and "plays into the hands of the militant narrative that our fight against terrorism is a war between religions".

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Trump escalates attacks on Clinton's character

Suffolk surveyed 500 likely voters from Monday to Wednesday, and the poll has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. During an interview with the Cedar Rapids Gazette before taking the stage at the Iowa Events Center, Trump said the 2016 general-election race is just in the beginning stages and talk of turmoil and interventions "put out by the mainstream media" has been "ridiculous".

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Thirteen killed in France nightclub fire

Locals gather at the "Au Cuba Libre", the scene of a fatal fire in Rouen , western France, on August 6, 2016. No less than 80 firefighters battled the early Saturday blaze at the downtown Cuba Libre bar, and it's not yet known how many people were inside at the time, Rouen Mayor Yvon Robert said, calling the fire "very brief".

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Tooting teenager charged with murder after woman stabbed in Russell Square

It is understood that university officials have flown to London to support him. University president John Thrasher said: "There are no words to express our heartache over this awful tragedy. Former classmates of Bulhan interviewed by the London Evening Standard said Bulhan was a "teacher's pet" who was occasionally bullied. She added: "He was actually carrying a knife in his hand and he had blood on his hands".


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