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Boy killed on water slide was decapitated, witness claims

Authorities and family members say 10-year-old Caleb Thomas Schwab died Sunday at Schlitterbahn Waterpark near the Legends Outlet Mall. Police say the two women who were in the boat but not related to Caleb-sustained minor facial injuries and were treated at area hospitals.

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Syria Aleppo: Jets pound rebels in key city

The rebels fighting were mainly the extremist Jaish al-Fateh and the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, targeting to end the three-week-long government siege on rebel-held districts in eastern Aleppo . "Not a single civilian has left the eastern districts because the road is too risky and not secured", Abdel Rahman said. About 250,000 people are trapped in the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo as food and vital supplies dwindle, MSF reported on Thursday.

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Syrian rebel alliance launches attack to retake all of Aleppo

The security forces encircled Aleppo on July 17 after closing off the last terrorist-controlled route into the city. The mutineer puts estimated about 1.2 million people in government-held districts under opposition hold. "This could be the last chance for them to side with the people rather than the dictator", he said. "I think this is a message to all other revolutionary forces across Syria.

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Storm nears tip of Mexico's Baja; 45 dead from earlier storm

The center said "heavy rains (are) beginning to spread over southern Baja California" from the storm. Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Earl's remnants have killed at least 40 people in Mexico, officials said late Sunday, as a new storm threatened the country's Pacific coast.

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Olympics-Hosszu drops out of 200m butterfly

An NBC sportscaster is being criticized for giving credit to an Olympic gold medalist's husband after her win for the 400-meter individual medley and setting a new world record Saturday. The time was the second fastest in history, just outside the world record of 51.94 set by compatriot Aaron Peirsol in 2009. "Sorry, did I just see a swimmer shatter WR only to have NBC pan to her husband & say "there's the man responsible"?" one Twitter user asked .

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Credit Suisse Group AG Reaffirms Hold Rating for Manitowoc Co. (MTW)

The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 26.3% while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 4%. The company has the institutional ownership of 84.90% while the Beta factor was 2.89. After the day began at $0.778, the company was seen hitting $0.780 as its intraday high price and $0.715 as its bottom price. For the next twelve months, the average of individual price target estimates submitted by covering sell-side analysts is $5.79.

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Kazakhstan to expel teachers linked with Gulen movement - Nazarbayev

US and Turkish officials have privately discussed scenarios under which Fethullah Gulen might be extradited, but American authorities have yet to be persuaded there is a valid case for extradition, these people said. "This cancer is different, this virus has spread everywhere", Erdogan told heads of chambers of commerce and bourses attending his speech. He said he understood Turkey's need to "take on those behind the coup" but urged it to adopt judicial safeguards.

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Pakistani Taliban Group Claims Hospital Bombing That Killed 70

If true, it would mark an alarming development for Pakistan, long plagued by Islamist militant violence but most of it locally-based. "A martyr from the Islamic State detonated his explosive belt at a gathering of justice ministry employees and Pakistani policemen in the city of Quetta", Amaq said.

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Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital with injuries to wrists

Pistorius was taken to the Pretoria Kalaforg hospital, where the doctor wrapped up his wounds and said it was just a minor cut. Following treatment, the athlete had been returned to prison, AP news agency said. After first being found guilty of culpable homicide, an appeals court upgraded his conviction to murder in December a year ago. A four-times Paralympic victor, he also won a court battle to become the first double-amputee athlete to compete with able-bodied runners at the Olympic ...

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Pak mourns Quetta blast victims

In a statement, Ahsanullah Ahsan, a spokesman for the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar - a breakaway faction of the militant Taliban group - said its fighters killed Kasi and dozens of lawyers at the hospital. Hours earlier, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, also. It remains unclear what ties Jamaat retains to Islamic State, whose leadership is a rival to both the Taliban and al Qaeda over claims to represent the true Islamist Caliphate.

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Hamas claims Palestinian Authority arresting members in bid to skew elections

The surge in violence has been fuelled by Palestinians' frustration over Israel's 48-year occupation of land they seek for an independent state, and the expansion of settlements in those territories which were captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

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Texas Confirms Its First Zika-Related Death

Texas has reported 97 cases of Zika, including two infants with microcephaly . Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said during a press conference, which was live streamed by Kens5, that test results the county received back from the state last Friday confirmed that the infant is the first death in Texas related to the Zika virus.

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Hiroshima atomic bomb destruction captured in colour photo

Wreaths were placed in front of the cenotaph by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and representatives of other nations. Matsui then called on the world to "unify and manifest our passion in action" to proceed toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

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On Russia, Trump kept it real - and it went wrong

Clinton had deleted from her server, and he called on the foreign governments to make them public. Trump's urging came as he rejected the growing USA government consensus that Russian Federation was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee - a stunning display of a foreign power's meddling in a US presidential election.

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Erdogan Visits Putin, Seeks to Mend Broken Ties With Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in St Petersburg on Tuesday in what is his first foreign visit since last month's failed military coup. "We're seeing the results of that right now". Erdogan and Putin also plan during this visit to discuss Syria's five-year civil war. The president said the visa issue with Moscow should also be resolved, saying it affected economic cooperation.

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Why Japan's Emperor May Be Considering Abdication

Under the constitution the emperor is not allowed to have political powers so a wish to abdicate could be seen as him interfering in politics. Emperor Akihito, who succeeded Hirohito in 1989, appeared on TV in a pre-recorded video five days after a catastrophic tsunami killed more than 18,000 people in northeastern Japan .

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Climate change disaster hit Skopje, Macedonia: State of Emergency

The city was battered overnight Saturday-Sunday with winds packing speeds of more than 70 kilometres (43 miles) an hour, while torrents of mud and water swept away cars. " This is a catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude ", the deputy prime minister, Nikola Todorov, told reporters. Health authorities have advised residents and tourists in the worst hit areas to use only bottled water or water from public authority cisterns for drinking and cooking.

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Iran executes nuclear scientist accused of spying for US

The sentence was " confirmed and carried out", he said. The emails also appear to offer insight into the department's plans to get Amiri back to Iran safely. Two weeks later, Amiri walked into the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., which houses an Iranian interests section, and said he wanted to return to Iran .

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Rio 2016 updated medal count: Which country leads Tuesday with most medals?

She has successfully closed out the summer with the biggest surprise of her career to date. She continued, "I knew it was a realistic expectation for me to get into the finals and once you get into the finals, anything can happen". She competed in the London games in 2012 pulling off a clutch shot in the Rio final; in the second round, she hit a 10.9 to stay alive. In addition to the three gold medals, local swimmers also have two silver medals.

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UK Labour fights back after new members' victory in High Court

The party's QC is to appeal this morning's High Court decision that it cannot have a six month freeze date for members voting in the leadership contest, and this could delay the contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith . It comes just over a week after a high court judge ruled that Corbyn was entitled to automatically be on the ballot paper for the Labour leadership contest.

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New mum told her post-baby body was 'inappropriate' for a bikini

It started as a pretty standard conversation about her son's age and stuff, but it got weird when she made a comment about Sinclair's bikini. Soon enough, a woman struck up a conversation with Lexi, asking harmless questions about her child before arriving at the real goal for approaching Sinclair.

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Think Tank Says China May Have Built Hangars on Disputed Islands

However, China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that China has irrefutable claim over the island and the water there. The newspaper also used several other arguments previously stated by the leaders of the Communist Party to dismiss the rhetoric that China had no historic claims on the South China Sea.

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GST will reduce tax evasion, improve business environment

Meanwhile, finance minister Arun Jaitley, while replying to the debate in the House, said that the tax rate under the GST regime would be kept at "a minimum workable rate" as no state government can annoy its people by having a higher rate.

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United States crushes Senegal to open women's hoops play

On Sunday afternoon against Senegal, Diana Taurasi tied her own USA Basketball Women's Olympic record for three-pointers made in a game, knocking down five. "We're sharing the ball", Bird said. Every team is trying to win. For us, we're just happy to be here. "We just have to work on a couple things on defense and rebounding and we'll be better".

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'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila set to end fast

Meanwhile, for a section of her supporters and family, the end of the long fast came as a surprise and a disconcerting one. He also told that I want to meet her and hear her last decision. Controversially, Sharmila also said she supported the right of Kashmiris to self-determination. "I haven't spoken to her in the last few days because of my bad health".

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UN calls for humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo fighting

The coalition of rebels, Islamists, and extremists seized territory in a military academy on Aleppo's edges on Saturday, breaking the government encirclement of eastern districts, home to an estimated 250,000 people. "We will not allow the repeat of the tragedy of sieges imposed elsewhere in Syria". Citing U.N. figures, Power said Syrian government forces were to blame for almost 80 percent of the besieged areas throughout Syria.

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Chief justice will go to trial-like proceeding

Some stood toe-to-toe, gathering in front of the state's judicial building to await the court's decision in regard to Moore's suspension. November 2003: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is removed from office by the Court of the Judiciary for defying a federal judge's order to move a Ten Commandments monument from the state Supreme Court rotunda.

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Indian activist ends hunger strike after 16 years

I want to try a different agitation now", she told journalists before being whisked away by the police. Sharmila , 43, has not eaten for years as a protest against an immunity law covering Indian military in the country's conflict zones such as her home state, the northeastern state of Manipur, where a separatist rebellion has raged for almost four decades.

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New Fathers 4 Justice activists are sat on Jeremy Corbyn's roof

Several Labour figures, including Ken Livingstone, are now suspended from the party. The leadership contest has been soured by reports of bullying and intimidation with the Wallasey Labour Party suspended pending an investigation. Both men are promising to strengthen workers' rights, tackle inequality and low wages, invest in infrastructure and nationalise the railways, but Mr Smith insists only he can appeal beyond Mr Corbyn's left-wing support base.

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Japan reacts to Emperor Akihito's speech

In order to accommodate the emperor's wishes, the Japanese Diet would have to revise the Imperial Household Act of 1947, the statute governing the line of succession of the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy in the world. 8, 2016. But Japanese parliament may be loath to consider such changes, Kingston said in an email to CNN. He has keenly embraced the role of symbol of the state imposed after the conflict ended.

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U.N. Security Council hold emergency meeting on N. Korean missile launches

It is a considerable threat for our national security that North Korea's missile has landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone. Two ballistic missiles were fired simultaneously on Wednesday, although one of the projectiles exploded immediately after launch, the South Korean Defence Ministry said.

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Putin, Erdogan agree on steps to mend relations

Mr Erdogan's trip to Russian Federation comes as Turkey's relations with Europe and the USA are strained by what Ankara sees as western concern about how it handled the abortive coup, in which more than 240 people were killed. In this regard, he said the sides made a decision to draft a mid-term program economic, technical and scientific cooperation for the next three years.

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Five-day Southern rail strike enters second day

The change is being brought about with the introduction of new trains. The RMT is pointing to a provisional agreement it has with ScotRail, which includes an undertaking that no train will run without two members of crew on board. The dispute is about GTR imposing driver rosters. Another wrote: "It's time to take Southern Rail into public ownership". "We have a train operating company unable to make their trains run on time and a government prioritising a battle with trade unions over ...

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South Africa's ANC loses control of Pretoria in yet another election setback

Political analysts in South Africa have pointed out that this defeat is the ANC's worst result since the end of white-minority rule 22 years ago, falling below 60 per cent of the vote for the first time. The Democratic Alliance angered the ANC last month by declaring that it was the only party that could realize Mandela's dream of a "prosperous, united and non-racial South Africa".

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Germany arrests suspected high-ranking IS militant -Bild newspaper

It is understood the suspect was arrested at a routine police stop and was picked up by a special task force. It did not further elaborate the threat. The man, who was arrested in the neighboring state of Rhineland-Palatinate, remains in police custody, according to the statement. The SEK SWAT team were acting on a tip-off from a prison in Gelsenkirchen in the neighbouring state of North Rhine-Westphalia.


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