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What to watch at the Rio Games today

In London four years ago, the US dominated the swimming competition with 31 total medals, 16 of them gold. She says "since I have been going to watch Adam it's given me a new life". It's unfathomable that the Americans would leave off a swimmer with 18 golds and 22 medals overall, especially after a dismal performance at last year's worlds when the USA didn't even qualify for the final - a performance that was especially galling to Phelps, who had to sit out the meet as part of his ...

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President Duterte to Chief Justice Sereno: Face reality of illegal drugs menace

Duterte, known for his foul mouthed manner, belittled the United States $32-million fund donation announced by Kerry and has called ambassador Goldberg " bakla " or "gay ambassador" and "son of a bitch" during the recent meeting with soldiers in Davao City.

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What Are The Purple Spots On Michael Phelps' Shoulder At The Olympics?

She will be busy Monday night, competing in the 100 back final at 10:30 p.m. and returning 66 minutes later for the 200 IM semifinals. Michael Phelps revealed on Monday that he is loading up on carbohydrates to fuel his bid for at least three more gold medals at the Rio Olympics .

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Erdogan arrives in Russia for talks with Putin

The meeting comes amid growing strains in Ankara's ties with the West after a failed military coup in Turkey in which 230 people were killed. The administration of President Barack Obama said that solid evidence of Gulen's involvement with the coup must be provided for any extradition process to begin.

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Serbia's new government to include openly gay minister

Mr Vučić, who leads the right-wing Serbian Progressive Party, has been Prime Minister since 2014 and recently won re-election. Vucic said he is "only interested in her results" and added that he is looking forward to working with her. Aleksandar Vucic, whose government is expected to formally take office later this week, announced on August 8 that his minister of public administration would be Ana Brnabic, 40.

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Police say intruder tried to climb Buckingham Palace fence

In May Irish killer and stonemason Denis Hennessy scaled a perimeter wall at Buckingham Palace and spent around 10 minutes "admiring" the gardens after before being apprehended by armed police. "The breach is not believed to be terrorism-related", it added. A man has been arrested following a security breach at Buckingham Palace. Previous year two men got on to its roof as part of a protest over fathers' rights while in 2013, a man scaled a fence and was arrested inside a room which was ...

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Chinese ambassador warns relations with UK at crossroads

But in an opinion piece for the Financial Times , Liu Xiaoming stressed the importance of the UK's "openness" in making it one of the biggest recipients of Chinese foreign investment. Britain is now discussing an agreement for landmark financial services links, including a London-Shanghai stock connection. " Mutual trust is the very foundation on which bilateral cooperation is built", Liu said.

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Split emerges in Boko Haram

However, al-Barnawi pulled no punches, warning that towns which resisted Boko Haram in its mission to create an Islamic state would be flattened. "Shekau has been head of the extremist network since 2009, and says he still leads Nigeria's militant group".

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Top Republican Senator Collins joins anti-Trump bandwagon

That speech was interrupted more than a dozen times by protesters in Detroit. "A "moratorium" on agency regulations means stopping new rules on shady payday lenders & too-big-to-fail banks, @ realDonaldTrump ". We have worked directly on national security issues with these Republican Presidents and/or their principal advisers during wartime and other periods of crisis, through successes and failures.

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Turkey: US shouldn't 'sacrifice' alliance over Muslim cleric

The Israeli détente with Ankara in recent months hinged on Turkey's continuing to maintain its close military and intelligence ties with the United States and its integration in an anti-Iran Sunni alliance in partnership with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

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Bomb targeting mourners at Pakistan hospital kill at least 10

A Jaamat-ul-Ahrar spokesman also said the group was responsible for Kasi's death. Mr Sharif added that "no-one will be allowed to disturb the peace" which "countless sacrifices" by the "security forces, police and the people of Baluchistan" have worked so hard to restore.

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Michael Phelps has no time for rival's antics

Led by world renowned Olympian Michael Phelps , former Bear Nathan Adrian - along with United States of America teammates Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held - struck gold in Rio. Sports performance expert Ralph Reiff explained the process to USA Today's Josh Peter . As a result, he always traveled in order to amuse himself.

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Vail Resorts announces purchase of Whistler Blackcomb

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. What many consider to be Canada's premier ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb (TSX:WB), has been acquired by the Colorado-based mountain resort conglomerate, Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN). A previous version had an incorrect spelling for Vail Resorts and incorrectly hyphenated Whistler Blackcomb Holdings. Shares of Whistler-Blackcomb jumped to a new all-time high when markets opened Monday, rising above $36 Canadian ($27.36) per share in ...

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Trump predicts big growth under economic plan

Trump further refined his economic plan in a speech before the Detroit Economic Club. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has made reducing the cost of child care a centerpiece of her campaign. At one point he remarked calmly, "This is all very well planned out". "I stood up on my chair in the middle of his speech", said Sarah Messer, who was kicked out of Trump's speech.

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Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Yesterday's referendum was an important step for the military government that seized power in a 2014 coup as it tries to shape a new political system after more than a decade of turmoil, including military takeovers and sometimes deadly street demonstrations.

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Delta cancelling nearly 250 flights Tuesday morning

Delta representatives said the airline was investigating the cause of the meltdown. We're getting more insight into what caused Delta's computer system outage. That has raised questions about whether a recent wave of four US airline mergers, which created four large carriers controlling 85% of domestic capacity, has built companies too large and too reliant on IT systems that date from the 1990s.

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Margot Robbie Really Wants To Do a Harley Quinn & Joker Movie

Additionally, the film picked up $132 million from 57 global territories. I think it entirely depends on the response of the public. Ostrander added that he believes numerous film critics came into Suicide Squad with preconceived notions, arguing that many of them are "tired of superhero and "tentpole" films" and took it out on Suicide Squad .

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Macedonia declares state of emergency after flooding kill 21

Most victims are believed to have drowned in their houses when large amounts of water swept through the area. Macedonia is mourning the victims of a deadly storm that hit country's capital, leaving at least 21 people dead and more than 70 injured around Skopje .

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Father of Orlando shooter attends Clinton rally in Kissimmee

They also say his proposals will give big tax breaks to the wealthy, and that Trump will roll back laws meant to protect consumers from big banks. We're going to keep our country safe. "That's not how we do business in America". "I spoke a lot about that", Mateen said. As a small business owner himself, Baird said he hoped Clinton could build on some of the successes of the Obama administration.

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Donald Trump economic plan that includes tax cuts for businesses

Trump also repeated his plan for a 15 percent corporate tax rate. "We are in a competition with the world, and I want America to win", Trump told the Detroit Economic Club, as he highlighted "disastrous" policies that he said have snuffed out USA jobs in the almost eight years of Barack Obama's presidency.

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Bogut leads Australia to 87-66 victory over France in opener

First, on offense, they could never find a rhythm or flow as a team, as Les Bleus could never score more than 19 points in any individual quarter, both due to the defense of Australia cutting off the paint and France beating themselves with turnovers (17 turnovers).

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GST means 'Great Step towards transformation': PM Modi in Lok Sabha

Expanding GST as "Great Step by Team India, Great Step towards Transformation and Great Steps towards Transparency", he said that it will be an important step towards getting the country rid of "tax terrorism" and also make "consumers the king".

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Mosquitoes now spreading Zika virus in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has predicted that one in four people on the island could be infected with Zika by the end of this year and has been working with the Puerto Rican government to try to slow its spread and protect pregnant women.

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RAF Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing, Catches Fire in North Wales' Snowdonia

All four people on board exited safely, subsequently the aircraft caught fire. Initial statements said six people involved in the crash landing were safe. A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at about 1.50pm to reports of an incident in the Snowdonia area". Snowdonia walkers have reporter seeing 10 feet high flames coming from the iconic mountain.

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Toddler victim in Berks slayings had survived heart transplant

Officials have yet to reveal what the alleged suicide note said, nor have they made clear who they believe pulled the trigger or what the motive may have been. "I'm the luckiest guy in the world to have her as my wife and the mother of my three awesome children!" A spokesman tells PEOPLE that the Berks County District Attorney's Office is refraining from commenting further on Saturday's deaths until the investigation is completed.

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'Bring us home,' plead Filipino migrants stranded in Saudi Arabia

According to a statement issued by Saudi labour ministry, Saudi Riyal 100 million ($26 million) has been earmarked to address the concerns of workers and end their sufferings. The Riyadh-based construction giant has allegedly failed to pay financial dues to medical insurance companies, which has resulted in the stoppage of medical insurance to its employees, a Saudi Oger source told the newspaper.

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EFCC: Agency arrests popular blogger for alleged cyber stalking

The suspect who is the publisher of a website identified as "Abusidiqu.com", was questioned over the alleged offence which the commission said contravenes sections of the Cyber Crime Act. "We are deeply concerned about the arrest and detention of AbuSidiq, a popular blogger by EFCC for more than 30 hours", the PDP said in a tweet. They also reiterated their commitment to seeing this government fulfill its mandate to fight corruption and impunity as they intend to hold the government ...

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More than a dozen protestors removed from Donald Trump's speech in Detroit

One of the six Steves behind Donald Trump's newly unveiled economic plan is speaking out and defending it from early critics. Clinton, in Detroit later in the week, plans to call for the largest investment in jobs since World War II, her campaign says, while questioning Trump's own commitment to helping the middle class.

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Clinton lead over Trump widens in new poll

The women, affiliated with a progressive group called the "Michigan People's Campaign", said they were protesting his recent comments about sexual harassment in the workplace as well as his economic proposals. Trump said he wants to simplify the tax code, which now has seven tax brackets, to three: 12 percent, 25 percent and 33 percent of income after deductions.

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Obama commutes sentences of inmates from Laurens, Saluda

Josey, Jr. of Sayreville, sentenced October 3, 2007, to 262 months behind bars, five years supervised release and a $1,000 fine for possession of cocaine with an intent to distribute. Obama has argued that laws requiring mandatory minimum sentences for those types of crimes are unfair and has sought to reduce the prison terms for individuals who would already be free under current guidelines.

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Brain-eating amoeba found in popular Grand Teton soak spot

Mystery continues to surround Jackson's brief disappearance, but on Wednesday her Instagram painted the portrait of a girl who was excited to return home. "We're just so happy to have our beloved daughter back", James Bennett, Ms Jackson's stepfather, said . Vela commends all the individuals that contributed their time and talent in the great effort to find Jackson and the investigative work of the incident.

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South Africa's Zuma avoids mention of anti-rape protest

Last month, South Africa's highest court ruled he pay back $500,000 of public funds spent upgrading his private Nkandla residence with facilities including a chicken coop and a swimming pool. The ANC's former head of intelligence, who has led Africa's most-industrialized economy since May 2009, has fended off calls from within the party to resign with the backing of his allies who control its national executive committee.

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Taliban group claims responsibility for 70 deaths

Senior police officer Zahoor Ahmed Afridi said a suicide bomber struck shortly after Mr Kasi's body was brought in, adding that the two attacks appeared to be linked. The Pakistani bar association called for lawyers to boycott courts in an unusual strike against the attack. One lawyer told The Associated Press that when he arrived to join the mourners, he saw dozens of lawyers killed or wounded in the suicide attack.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Paralympics ban over doping is grave human rights abuse

In the case of the Paralympians, researchers who tested samples from athletes revealed that at least 27 samples from several sports showed some influence from the Russian government, including 11 positive results that were switched to negative.

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England Win Third Test Against Pakistan

Cook is not about to get too worked up about that prospect just yet - he believes England are on an upward curve, but expected world domination to have to wait a couple more years yet. However, further down the line in Bangladesh, should the tour go ahead, and India, Bayliss offered the hint that playing Rashid as another allrounder would be high up England's thinking - especially when Ben Stokes is available again.


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