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Global stocks gain after weak China data; oil retreats

The index notched its highest close in more than a year on Monday as energy stocks jumped with rising oil prices amid improved risk sentiment and on speculation that OPEC would seek to restrain output. "Not sure it will last very long but for now, that s the only news that s really up there". "Oil prices are climbing on rumours that global producers are mulling over...

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US Navy guided-missile destroyer docks at Chinese port

Cheng was also called in by Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama on Friday. USS Benfold docked at Qingdao, the home port of China's northern fleet, on Monday and its commander Justin L. As stated by Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay, the Philippines' official position is that the PCA ruling supporting Philippine claims in the South China Sea is final and binding.

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Turkey, Russia move to restore relations

NATO-member Turkey insists the Russian plane - part of Moscow's bombing campaign to back up Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad - was one of two jets that had strayed into Turkish airspace for some 17 seconds despite repeated warnings. He has also accused Erdogan of using the coup to amass greater powers. Almost 18,000 people have been detained or arrested in the crackdown, mostly from the military.

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Army orders special operations after Quetta blast

Coward terrorists have targeted judiciary in order to overshadow successes of operation Zarb e Azb, said Raheel Sharif. He stressed that the government was committed to take all the necessary steps to ensure that blood spilled in Quetta carnage does not go waste.

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Israel Indicts UN Employee, Accuses Him Of Helping Hamas

Palestinian staff of the United Nations Development Programme drive an official vehicle in front of its headquarters in Gaza City on Tuesday. The UNDP said it was "greatly concerned" by the allegations while Hamas, which has run the Gaza Strip since 2007, denied any involvement.

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Long Island weather: Sunny skies Tuesday, with highs in mid-80s

Highs and lows: High of 103 degrees about 5 p.m., low of 82 degrees just before sunrise. Partly cloudy skies are expected as temperatures fall to a low of about 59. Thursday and Friday: Thursday is expected to stay sunny and hot with highs around 102 degrees. Thursday night will be mostly clear with lows in the lower 80s.

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Flight attendant adopts stray dog half a world away

When her job took her back to Germany, Sievers thought that would be in the end of it. After they shared some affectionate moments, the hound followed her back to the hotel. And Sievers always had to leave. Ms Sievers even made arrangements with a rescue group to match him with a loving family. The pooch was recently adopted by a flight attendant after spending months camped outside a hotel she frequented in Argentina.

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Waterloo and city line closure coupled with Southern Rail strikes

The change is being brought about with the introduction of new trains. The RMT announced that its members on Virgin Trains East Coast had voted by a large majority to strike in a separate dispute about the jobs of onboard staff. But new strikes with two other unions are in prospect. The union's executive will now consider the vote after a ballot of about 2,000 of its members, including drivers, guards and platform staff.

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Macedonian Flash Floods Kill At Least 15

The water level reached as high as five feet (1.5 metres) in some of the affected areas, reports said. The Red Cross reported that 22 people were killed, more than 60 people were injured and four were still missing after the floods destroyed hundreds of homes and wiped out electricity.

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United Nations warns Aleppo siege tactics could constitute a war crime

Heavy fighting between an alliance of anti-Assad rebels and jihadists and Syrian regime forces backed by Russian airstrikes has led to the seizing of rival access routes which have left Aleppo's residents cut off from humanitarian assistance, the United Nations said in a statement on August 8.

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ANC suffers biggest elections blow in history

The loss of Pretoria comes on top of the ANC conceding defeat Friday in Port Elizabeth , a key battleground of Wednesday's (August 3) municipal election. "Now begins the hard work of governing and governing well for the people of South Africa", he said. The Democratic Alliance has its roots in white liberal opposition to apartheid and remained a white-led party until a year ago.

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Labour leadership contest in chaos as governing body challenges vote ban ruling

Six candidates who are backed by Momentum - the grassroots left-wing organisation which supports Jeremy Corbyn - took a total clean sweep in the National Executive Committee elections , increasing Corbyn's majority by two members. Referring to the relevant clauses in Labour's constitution, which refer only to a "challenger" requiring nominations, Foskett said they "reveal a natural and ordinary meaning that seems to me to be entirely clear".

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Warriors superstar Stephen Curry golfs with President Barack Obama

Curry's father, Dell Curry, a former National Basketball Association player himself, also joined the foursome. On Monday, the commander-in-chief teed it up with NBA MVP Stephen Curry. The president and his family are vacationing on the MA island of Martha's Vineyard. On Sunday night the First Family had dinner in downtown Oak bluffs after the president's round of golf, and repeated both again on Monday.

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Trump tells Ryan and McCain to go fuck themselves

It didn't go far. The row continues to dominate the USA media and has even overshadowed the campaign which was erupted after Mr. Khyzir Khan severely criticized Trump in his remarks at the convention of the Democratic Party to nominate Hillary Clinton as their candidate to contest Trump.

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Swimming: Australia says no apology to China in doping row

Sun is the first Chinese man to win a gold medal for swimming. The very close match ended with Horton clocking 3:41.55 seconds to win the Olympic gold for the 400m category, beating defending champion Yang, who finished with 3:41.68 seconds." To be honest everyone thinks the same way ", Australian head coach Jacco Verhaeren said, echoing Horton's stance against drug cheats .

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Emirates passenger jet catches fire in Dubai; firefighter killed

The 282 passengers come from 20 countries, including 224 from India, 24 from Britain and 11 from the UAE, the Emirates said. There were 226 Indian citizens on board the flight, as well as 24 United Kingdom nationals and 11 UAE nationals. It reportedly cost Dubai a staggering $330 million for shutting down for five and a half hours on Wednesday , following the crash landing of the Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram.

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At least 20 treated for overdoses after Richland County concert

Those sickened were taken to Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Richland County Sheriff's Maj. The packets were marked "Nerds", Major Joe Masi told the newspaper. " They just felt different ". At least 20 festival goers have been admitted to a Mansfield hospital on Saturday for overdoses after ingesting a drug disguised as candy, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

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Giuliani calls Trump the leader of a 'movement'

The rally will be Trump's second at the Fayetteville venue. North Carolina has been considered a battleground state in November. The sheriff's office has fewer deputies assigned to this rally than before because the Crown Arena is much smaller than the Crown Coliseum.

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Russian warplanes strike Aleppo refugee camp, killing 3

Speaking to AFP , Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman could not confirm that any kind of gas had in fact been used. "Bear with us. I think in the next few days there might be some movement" toward "credible talks", he said in Geneva, where the International Syria Support Group held a meeting to discuss the situation in Aleppo .

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Gunmen kill 12 in market in India's northeast Assam state

Additional DGP LR Bishnoi said that three to four militants carried out the Friday's attack. Some eyewitnesses have taken pictures of the slain militant, who, in one picture, is seen wearing a rain coat with an AK-56 rifle slung on one shoulder and a backpack.

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Kabul Kidnappings: 2 Profs at American College Snatched

Sediqqi added that initial reports show that up to five armed men stopped the foreigners' vehicle and carried out the kidnapping. "Hundreds of thousands of people were employed, directly or indirectly, that's not there on the same scale as in the past and that has affected the economy" and led to an increase in urban crime, he said.

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Fans like dunks, but Griner eyeing Olympic shot block mark

The team, featuring notable LGBT athletes like Angel McCoughtry and Britney Griner, won their first game in Rio against Senegal over the weekend 121-56, breaking the Olympic scoring record of 114 set by team United States of America back in 1992 in Barcelona and tied during the previous summer games in London.

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Islamic State Claim Brussels Machete Attack

Saturday's attack has increased pressure on the Belgian police, who have been on high alert since the attacks in Paris last November guarding infrastructure and soft targets like concerts and sports events. "No, the security measures did not change in Belgium after the attack in Charleroi", Ramacker said, asked whether Belgium was strengthening security measures after the offensive.

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Japan summons Chinese envoy over intrusion in waters

As China diplomatically confronts the United States and South Korea over new missile defenses and intensifies pressure on Japan at sea over disputed islets, Beijing is signaling it is prepared to stand its ground on two key regional fronts.

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Donald Trump finally backs United States house speaker Paul Ryan

Earlier this week, Trump told the Washington Post , "I don't know Kelly Ayotte. We need very strong leadership", Trump had said. "I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States". Ryan acknowledged that he has "spoken out a few times" against Trump's comments on several fronts in recent months, which has irritated Trump and his supporters even though Ryan has given Trump his formal endorsement.

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Boost for Corbyn as judge opens voting floodgates for new Labour members

But the Labour leader later said that the party must "abide by" the result of the June 23 referendum. The single mother has been a Labour voter all her life, but only recently joined the Labour Party because she wishes to support Mr Corbyn and his " Labour values".

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Syrian opposition hails 'miracle' Aleppo win

Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said: "Both sides are amassing their fighters in preparation for the great battle of Aleppo ", adding that regime forces and their allies had sent many reinforcements and munitions to the city and its southern rural areas".

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Tension mounts between Australian and Chinese swimmers

Australian chef de mission Kitty Chiller says there will be no apology. The controversy clouded Horton's Saturday triumph in the 400 metres freestyle final over Sun, the London 2012 champion, with the latter suggesting Horton had made the remarks to affect him.

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One of the World's Longest Hunger Strikes Comes to an End

But after almost 16 years of struggle, Sharmila decided that it was time to put an end to her fast, admitting that she no longer believes that her hunger strike would bring an end to AFSPA. On Tuesday, an official with Amnesty International India said the fast was "a testament to her passion for human rights". Asked where she will stay now, Sharmila said she will stay in an ashram.

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Solar-Powered Plane Completes Historic Round-The-World Flight

The future is you. The plane stores energy during the day to run on at night. Although the Solar Impulse team planned to complete the global trip previous year, the mission had several setbacks, including some weather delays; however, the biggest holdup was when Solar Impulse 2 was grounded in July 2015 for about 10 months to fix severe battery damage suffered when crossing the Pacific Ocean.

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Iranian nuclear scientist executed for giving 'vital information to the enemy'

It added that the spokesman said Amiri had access to lawyers but did not explain why Iranian authorities never announced his conviction. A judicial spokesman said a court sentenced Amiri to death. Iran had been trying to develop nuclear weapons for nearly two decades. Shahram then walked into the Iranian interests section of the Pakistan embassy in Washington and demanded that he be sent home.

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Hafiz Saeed Says Burhan Wani Funeral Procession Led By Lashkar 'Ameer'

It also comes at a time ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours are seeing a chill in the aftermath of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. "Several people from Faisalabad went to Kashmir, many of them even sacrificed their lives", Hafiz Saeed added. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 22 chaired a high-level meeting of the National Security Council in Islamabad to discuss regional security, and termed the ongoing situation in Kashmir a violation of ...

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Experts Explain: Why the Thai 'Yes' Vote Is Not So Strange

Thailand's second military coup in 1932 succeeded where the first of 1912 failed because the military leader, Phibun Songram, allied himself with a Western-educated liberal (and republican?), Pribi Banamyong, to found a political party, the People's Party, giving a democratic veneer to his play for power.

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Southern Rail striker to cost Brighton £300000

This included Scotrail guaranteeing a conductor with "full competency" on every train covered by the agreement and undertaking not to run trains without one. "We share the anger and frustration of passengers and we can not sit back while jobs and safety are compromised on these dangerously overcrowded trains", he said.

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Olympics: Hosszu wins women's 100m backstroke gold

While the Hungarian's historic swim quickly went viral, it was the adorable celebration between Katinka and her coach/husband Shane Tusup that really captured everyone's attention! Baker got off to a strong start off the wall, and it was evident because of her touching at the first 50 just.05 seconds behind Seebohm of Australia all the way up in Lane 1.


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