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More records fall as Phelps collects 19th gold

In fact, it was a faster time than all but the three anchors on the medal-winning teams. At that point, it wasn't really in doubt. Going second in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, Phelps produced the fastest split of his career and put the Americans out front for good against a powerhouse field that included defending champion France, Australia and Russian Federation.

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Voters back controversial new constitution ordered by Thailand junta

The preliminary results starkly illustrate the kingdom's bitter geographic divide. And "public discussion or criticism of the proposed constitution was banned by the junta in the run up to today's vote", Sullivan says. This time could be similar, although the junta-sponsored charter is a more watertight version aimed at maintaining indefinite military supervision over Thai politics through a military-appointed senate, which is now enabled by the referendum to pick the prime minister together ...

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Fiji Women's 7s team bundled out of Rio Olympics medal competition

Sunday evening. Portia Woodman and Kayla McAlister reunited to rip opposition defences to shreds with their fancy footwork and pace, scoring eight of New Zealand's 14 tries. But it's the same grass field, the same ball I've been playing with for the past four years. "If we can do that correctly, we're going to have a great game".

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Gold Star Mom Defends Trump: He was Soft-Spoken, Tender

Sajid Tarar, founder of Muslims for Trump , defended the Republican presidential nominee, accusing Gold Star father Khizr Khan of politicizing his son's death while serving in Iraq. "It's really my deep dislike for Mr. Trump and some of the things he has done to veterans over the years", he said, citing Trump's attack on Sen.

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Macedonia declares emergency after flooding kills 21

The Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has launched an appeal to fund more emergency supplies including baby food, nappies and cleaning kits as people begin the hard task of clearing flood water and debris from their homes.

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Trump to outline economic plan as he seeks to reverse slide

Calk said Trump plans to lower the corporate tax burden and encourage USA companies with operations overseas to repatriate profits at a reduced tax rate. Comey had defended a much narrower set of Clinton's remarks, made in the context of an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and effectively confirmed that Clinton had made factually false statements about the classified material being transmitted over her personal email system.

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Indonesian Group Behind Singapore Plot Has "Dozens of Members"

Amar stated that those arrested included the 31-year-old alleged leader of the enterprise, which is known as Katibah Gigih Rahmat and reportedly assists Indonesian militants wishing to travel to Syria, although he would not confirm whether police had found an actual rocket as part of the raid.

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India raises Dhaka attack in Islamabad, appeals not to glorify terrorists

When Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan invited the Saarc delegates to lunch on Thursday but drove away without playing the host, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh too drove off. He said calling terrorists as martyrs is unacceptable. Singh's statement was greeted with overwhelming support from members cutting across party lines, several of whom demanded revisiting the government's Pakistan policy.

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Belgian PM: Attack on police seen as terror act for now

Belgian prosecutors said on Sunday that the man, whose initials were givenas K.B, was already known to police. Yesterday, two female police officers were attacked inside a police station by a man carrying a machete. The assailant died on Saturday after being shot by a third policewoman. It was learnt that one officer suffered deep cuts to the face in the attack, while the other received minor injuries, though neither was described as life-threatening.

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BDS Activists to be Deported

A statement Sunday from Israel's Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan says a team will be set up to find and deport the "hundreds" of boycott activists now in Israel and work to keep others out. "It is our duty to do everything to dissolve the boycott and say out loud and clearly that we will not allow [people] to harm the State of Israel". The official added that police representatives also agreed that BDS activists are provoking Palestinians in the West Bank to clash with Israeli forces.

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Investors double their money in biggest African takeover of a United States firm

A company relatively unknown outside its home base has entered the US retail market in a deal to acquire Mattress Firm Holding Corp ., the largest mattress retailer in the United States. Steinhoff , which is often referred to as the Ikea of Africa, is an integrated retailer that manufactures, sources and sells furniture, household goods and clothing in Europe, Africa and Australasia.

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Syrian forces claim to drive rebels back from base

But aid agencies say the route, which remains under heavy bombardment, is too risky for convoys to enter. 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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Major militant attacks in Pakistan in past 6 years

At least 63 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide bombing Monday at a government-run hospital in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province, the Associated Press reports . Nurses and lawyers wept as medics from inside the hospital rushed out to help dozens of injured, he said. It is the second deadliest in Pakistan this year so far, after a bombing in a crowded park in Lahore over Easter killed 75.

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Boost for Corbyn as High Court overturns voting ban

In a head-to-head debate in Cardiff on Thursday, the Labour leader would say only that the issue of Brexit was likely to feature in the next general election. "And that means crucially speeding up the negotiations for future market access for manufacturing industries particularly in Britain and if we don't speed up that discussion to give some degree of certainty for future market access, then I'd get very anxious about industries in Britain that can not easily switch to another market".

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Amazon unveils first branded air cargo plane

The online retailer said the first branded aircraft will be showcased over the weekend at the Seafair Air Show in Seattle. There are now 11 dedicated airplanes flying for Amazon as of today with additional airplanes rolling out over time.

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US Navy visits China, Ramos leaves for South China Sea talks

That UN tribunal ruling favored Manila's position that there is no basis for China's sweeping nine-dash-line claim on almost 90 percent of the South China Sea. "Ramos is probably the best choice for the job of breaking ice, since he is a revered statesman widely respected in his own country and in Asia", it added in a commentary.

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Assam: NDFB(S) terrorists responsible for Kokrajhar attack which killed 14

The militants besides firing from sophisticated weapons, also exploded a high explosive grenade that destroyed at least three shops. He said the security forces present in the area retaliated and killed one of the militants. They say that the attacker killed in the encounter with security forces has been identified as Mwadan, a commandant-level operative of NDFB (S). The incident took place at a weekly market, NDTV reported on Friday.

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Trump to focus on economy, Clinton in bid to move beyond feuds

That's not to say Clinton won't win in an electoral college landslide. "There's an increased urgency among Hispanics to vote, and if they do, it will be a changed ballgame here", Flake said. Kasich mused. "He's going to win parts of OH, where people are really hurting. I think it's really, really hard". The Democrat had told Fox News Sunday that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said her "answers were truthful" about whether she sent or received classified material via ...

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Shield win first title of many at Utd - Ibra

Jamie Vardy had cancelled out Jesse Lingard's opener with his first goal of the season in the second half, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a late victor to hand United the first trophy of the 2016-17 season. United controlled possession in the early stages, with Leicester content to sit deep and look to spring the counter-attack, but Shinji Okazaki came inches from giving the champions the lead as he glanced a header onto the crossbar from Marc Albrighton's corner.

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Japan calls on leaders to follow Obama and visit Hiroshima

Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter on Monday to President Barack Obama, asking him to "quickly fix" a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing families of people killed in attacks. Yes, there was a day when conservatives like John Foster Dulles, columnist David Lawrence, Admiral William Leahy and General Dwight D. Eisenhower clearly condemned the use of the bombs.

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Donald Trump To Propose Deduction On Childcare Spending: Campaign Aide

With the economy a major issue, Clinton on Thursday lays out a plan of her own for the "biggest investment in good-paying jobs since World War Two", her campaign said. Both of these states have high Hispanic populations and the most recent numbers make it clear that over 80 percent of Hispanics nationwide will be voting for Clinton.

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Nude photos raise questions about Melania Trump's immigration story

Melania Trump tweeted a denial of allegations that she may have broken U.S. immigration law after a lengthy report from Politico shows inconsistencies in the somewhat shady official story of her arrival in the US. Questions around Trump's immigration process strike at a very core issue of her husband's campaign. POLITICO notes that neither Trump's political campaign or his company would answer questions about the type of visa that Melania used, but Mickey Rapkin, who wrote about ...

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Gingrich, Giuliani reportedly planning to spearhead a Trump 'intervention'

Bush tells GOP to support Trump: "report Adviser: "Trump economic plan will get campaign back on track MORE, said on " Fox News Sunday". Again. They are going to try to discipline him. Gingrich says there's no plan for a "formal intervention" while vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says he's "never heard anything about a meeting of that kind".

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After week of spats, Trump eyes Clinton

It also means Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein will seek to ramp up their efforts to attract voters frustrated with the major parties.The poll numbers suggest Clinton was helped more by her convention in Pennsylvania than Trump was by his.

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Obama on Iran payment: 'We do not pay ransom'

Pence, the GOP vice presidential nominee, said on NBC's " Today " program. Amid recent allegations that the Obama administration made a $ 400 million cash payment to the Iranian government for the release of American hostages, Pastor Saeed Abedini , one of the prisoners released on the same day of the payment, is speaking out.

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Rebel fighters break siege in southern Aleppo

The rebel forces victory appears to be short lived with Russian Federation intensifying its bombing campaign in and around the city of Aleppo in order to root out the radical Islamic extremists with ties to a multitude of known terror organizations.

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Syrian official seeks to reassure residents in Aleppo

Syrian regime forces and rebel factions sent hundreds of reinforcements to Aleppo on Monday as both sides braced for a crucial battle to control the country's second city. The Syrian state media, however, is still in denial, claiming that "these terrorist groups haven't been able to break the siege", and blaming "the mass media which is involved in shedding the Syrian's blood is launching a wide psychological war through broadcasting tens of fabricated photos and videos to affect the ...

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Arrest Made In The Case Of Murdered Teens

Police investigations are treating the happening as a double homicide since both teenagers have severe head trauma. Police have not said how Hazelwood was connected to Henderson and Davis . The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Henderson had been part of Roswell High School's Color Guard for three years, but planned spend her senior year focusing on academics.

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Irish aid agency Goal under United States inquiry as Irish government withhold funds

That suspension is still in place, although it's understood that it only affects in the region of €6.2 million of the overall €113 million that the charity receives from USAid. investigation" - the newspaper reports. O'Leary apologized and stated that the Office of Inspector General of US Aid investigation was a "very sensitive and confidential process and they were under specific instructions from the OIG on what information should be shared", the memo stated.

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Rays out score Royals 4-3

They're also 7-3 in his last 10 road starts but are just 2-5 in his last seven starts coming off five days of rest. Russell Martin probably hit about a thousand feet with the fly balls today. Hosmer's two-out single scored Mondesi and Escobar. While there were some issues in the fifth and sixth innings, he felt more comfortable on the mound, especially with the location of his pitches.

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Belgian official says machete attacker known for petty crime

The Belgian security officials said that the attacker is recognized as a 33-year-old Algerian, who migrated into Belgium in 2012. A statement by the IS-affiliated Aamaq News Agency, posted Sunday on an IS-linked Twitter account, said the attack on the policewomen was in response to the "Crusader coalition's" military campaign against IS and its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

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7 killed in Nepal helicopter crash

A Nepal Army team and other rescue officials have been deployed at the crash site, said Devendra KC, spokesperson of the Caan. Fishtail Air said six persons were on board. After last year's natural disaster, a Fishtail Air Ecureuil 350 helicopter supplying relief and reconstruction material to earthquake-devastated villages crashed in Langtang, but no casualties were reported .

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BJP creating differences in name of cow protection: Akhilesh Yadav

Thus, the Prime Minister's statement was aimed at winning Dalit votes. "Rather than giving a reply in the Parliament, he is making a statement outside the Parliament. "There are many smaller parties here and it will be an injustice to the members", she said. The Congress reaction came following Modi's remark on Sunday in Telangana in which he said: "I want to tell all such people (cow vigilantes), if you want to attack, attack me, not my Dalit brothers.

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Dozens of families escape Aleppo through 'humanitarian corridor'

The observatory's chief, Rami Adurrahman, said another 13 people were killed in the strikes but that he could not say if they were ISIL fighters or civilians. Shops were shuttered and generators in several neighborhoods had stopped after their fuel ran out. The bombings came a week after airstrikes, also blamed by Syrian activists on USA aircraft, killed at least 56 civilians in IS-held territory in northern Syria.

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Turkey expects Erdogan, Putin meeting to boost ties

Turkey also is pressing for the extradition of other US -based Gulen supporters. On June 30, Russian Federation lifted a ban on tourist flights to Turkey following a phone conversation between Putin and Erdogan. The scope of the crackdown has alarmed European countries and rights groups, which have urged restraint. Putin was one of the first foreign leaders to phone Erdogan offering support and, unsurprisingly, sharing none of the scruples of European Union leaders about the ensuing crackdown.


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