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Italian lawmaker wants vegan, vegetarian diets banned for kids

In the introduction to the bill, Savino warned that the view of a vegan diet " resulting in significant health benefits " was becoming more widely accepted in Italy. Savino says this draconian measure is necessary because a growing number of Italians are following a vegan or vegetarian diet , which has a severe impact on children who require "essential elements needed for an healthy physical and cognitive development".

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'American Crime Story' writers focusing on Hurricane Katrina

FILE - In this March 30, 2016 file photo, executive producers Brad Simpson, left, and Nina Jacobson attend FX Networks upfront premiere of "The People v. "We're exploring lots of formats throughout history". The drama, which starred Cuba Gooding Jr.as O.J. Simpson, is "case closed", according to Simpson, as he revealed that they weren't keen just to follow the former National Football League player.

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Owen Smith: Corbyn more interested in 'building a movement' than winning votes

During an often-feisty exchange in Cardiff this evening, Mr Smith claimed Labour had never been "more divided", "fractured and splintered" than under Mr Corbyn's watch. "I think we've moved on from that style of politics". In a speech in Dagenham, east London, Mr Corbyn is expected to say: "There is vast potential in the skills and talents of our people and huge opportunities ahead of us in science, technology and culture".

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Women's gymnastics team wins back-to-back gold medals

But they quickly dismissed it as too soft. "Cause her bars are so good and she's so tight and her legs are perfectly straight and she just so great on bars", says Lily. The U.S. men's volleyball team has dropped to 0-2 after a 3-1 loss to Italy. There's pressure when you're considered unbeatable. Numerous young girls at Apex Gymnastics in San Jose have Olympic aspirations.

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Erdogan Praises Russian Cooperation During Putin Talks

A previous uptick in relations between Turkey and Russian Federation was built on a macho friendship between Putin and Erdogan, two combative leaders in their early 60s credited with restoring confidence to their nations in the wake of financial crises but also criticised for clampdowns on human rights.

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Ibtihaj 1st US athlete to wear hijab at Olympics

Rugby is making its Olympic debut as well. The top four women's sevens teams are set to compete for gold medals, among them Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Then, after his only Olympic tune-up run - a 200 late last month in London - he met with coach Glen Mills, who told him, "That's one of the worst races you've ever run", according to Bolt.

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Satellite Photos Suggest Chinese Military Build-Up on Disputed South China Sea Islands

China has repeatedly denied doing so, saying the facilities were for civilian and self-defence uses, and in turn criticized US patrols and exercises for ramping up tensions in the region. Other facilities including unidentified towers and hexagonal structures have also been built on the islets in recent months, the think tank said. Meanwhile, Japan protested Tuesday over a marked increase in the number of Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels in waters near disputed islands in the East ...

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PM Modi addressed Kashmir from MP and not in Parliament: Opposition

The story - reported by the Press Trust of India - said the prime minister broke his silence on the turmoil in Kashmir and advocated a path of "democracy and dialogue" to restore peace in the spirit of "insaniyat (humanity), jamhuriyat (democracy) and Kashmiriyat".

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Trump Team Confirms the Worst About Second Amendment Quip

The ad was released the same day that Trump drew fire for suggesting that " Second Amendment people " could stop Clinton. Clinton's campaign decried Trump's "dangerous" language and demanded in a statement that presidential hopefuls "not suggest violence in any way".

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Court ruling boosts Jeremy Corbyn's leadership chances… again

Shortly after it was annouced Labour would be appealing the judgement, he added: "This is a deeply disappointing decision by a small clique of people behind closed doors, many of whom have openly expressed their opposition to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, who are now trying to use Labour members' money to fund what they think is a further attack on Jeremy".

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Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father Appears at Hillary Clinton Rally

An official with the Clinton campaign said: 'The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public. The presence of Seddique Mateen - whose controversial views on Afghan politics and homosexuality were made public in the aftermath of the June massacre at Pulse nightclub - and his proximity to a presidential candidate, raised eyebrows.

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Trump criticised for offhand comment that gun rights advocates could stop Clinton

American presidential candidate Donald Trump is being accused of inciting violence by suggesting gun owners shoot his rival. "This is simple - what Trump is saying is unsafe". Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said then that neither Trump nor his campaign agree with Baldasaro's comments. Elizabeth Warren wrote on Twitter. Influential Republican, US Senator Susan Collins, piled on, saying the nominee was "unworthy" of America's highest elective office and would not receive her support.

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US Men Win 4x200 Freestyle Gold Medal For Fourth Straight Time

World record holder Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, clocked 1min 53.36sec to add to his staggering title tally as Japan's Masato Sakai came through for a surprise silver in 1:53.40. Williams had five double-faults in one game alone in the 6-4, 6-3 loss to the 20th-ranked Svitolina. That came just after Phelps had stood atop an Olympic podium for the 20th time as the Star-Spangled Banner (or is it "The Ballad of Michael Phelps") played either for him or a team he was on.

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Zambia Voting for President Amid Unprecedented Violence

After the Parliament was dissolved in May, Zambia's president Edgar Lungu said that an amendment to the constitution allowed the ministers to remain in office until the election, but the constitutional court overruled this decision. Zambia will hold presidential, parliamentary and local elections against the backdrop of slowing growth as Africa's second-biggest copper producer grapples with falling world demand.

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Philippines' Pacquiao preaches death penalty

When the government punishes, it is not an individual act. According to Senator Pacquiao, death penalty is lawful, moral, and sanctioned governmental action. Critics of the death penalty, including the Commission on Human Rights, say that it does not work as a deterrent against crime, is a form of cruel and unusual punishment, and unfairly penalizes poor respondents who can not afford the best defense lawyers.

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Indian 'Iron Woman' activist Irom Sharmila ends 16-year hunger strike

Talking about threats from radical groups over her decision to join politics, she said , "I don't understand why some radical groups are against my joining politics". She also wants to marry. It is believed that after her hunger strike ends, she will campaign as an independent candidate in an election due to take place next year in Manipur, an impoverished, landlocked state in India's remote northeastern belt.

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Public's help sought after runner's body is found in woods

Many of Marcotte's high school classmates came to Tuesday's vigil, held at the First Congregational Church in Princeton. "Vanessa Marcotte was a much loved member of the Google team, working in our NY office for the past year and a half, and known for her ubiquitous smile, passion for volunteer work and love of Boston sports", the company said in a statement.

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Olympics-Swimming-That's torn it! Phelps wins in borrowed cap

This was the one that got away at London in 2012. Lochte swam the anchor leg of the 4x200-meter relay, helping the U.S.to a comfortable win in its preliminary heat. "And we've seen that guy go through a lot of adversity, like winning gold medals without goggles on". Also Tuesday night, Katie Ledecky took the most challenging step toward a feat that's only been done one other time.

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Syria army redeploys after rebels 'break' Aleppo siege

Meanwhile, the military forces were reportedly opened another route into western Aleppo from the northern countryside, namely the Castello road, the same road the government severed toward eastern Aleppo . The loss of Aleppo would be a crushing blow for opposition groups. Syrians and Arabs on social media are euphoric following battles around the city of Aleppo , where Syrian rebels managed to break a three-week siege imposed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army and its allies.

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8 killed in twin blasts near Mogadishu airport in Somalia

The city's airport is heavily fortified and adjoins the capital's main base for the African Union mission to Somalia . Al Shabaab, the Islamist militant group fighting to topple Somalia's Western-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had killed more than 12 people.

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Pakistan mourns Quetta hospital bombing

The Islamic State also claimed responsibility for the hospital attack, Al Jazeera reported. The bombing was the latest and deadliest attack against lawyers in Pakistan, who are seen by some militants as an extension of the government. "Those who even did not spare the hospital and carried out the suicide attack can not be called humans", Ashraf said. The United States State Department last week designated JuA a terrorist group.

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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 100 staff members at Ankara hospital

Almost 70,000 civil servants have been suspended. About 18,000 people have been detained or arrested, majority from the military, while authorities have said the purge of those suspected of links to Gulen in the military will continue. Gulen was previously put on trial in absentia in Turkey in 2000 and acquitted in 2008. Erdogan has singled out Germany for criticism, after a court there ruled against allowing him to appear on a video link to address a crowd of about 30,000 supporters ...

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UCI defend Olympic road race course after Annemiek van Vleuten horror crash

Fans and spectators were extremely concerned about Annemiek after her crash left her unconscious on the side of the road. Victor of the women's road World Cup in 2011, van Vleuten was riding as a teammate to Vos, Anna van der Breggen and Ellen van Dijk on Sunday.

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Hillary Clinton to nation: It's a 'moment of reckoning'

The poll has a credibility interval of 4 percentage points. While arguing that her "primary mission" as president will be "more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States ", Clinton also plans to say that the nation faces a "stark" choice between her and Trump over national security.

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Quadri adds Boll's scalp to his belt to keep alive medal hopes

The giant-killing run of Nigeria's Aruna Quadri in the Men's Singles table tennis event was halted early Wednesday by the world's number one player, Ma Long . "This feels so good; it is a dream comes true that I am in the quarterfinal". I didn' t expect to go far like this, though I actually believe in myself.

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Take Two on Donald Trump's 'Second Amendment' Comments About Clinton

While the Trump campaign and its allies tried to cast coverage of his remarks as a media conspiracy to boost Clinton, even some allies of the GOP nominee struggled to explain the candidate's words. Having been nominated on March 16 to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on February 13, Garland, chief judge of the federal appeals court in Washington, has now matched Louis Brandeis for the longest time between nomination and Senate action.

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New images suggest China militarizing disputed islands - NY Times

Mr. Ramos, 88, who described his role as "an icebreaker", accepted an offer from Mr. Duterte to be special envoy to China after the Hague court's ruling on July 12. Evidence of the military hangars surfaced a month after the PCA's decision declaring illegal China's claim to own the South China Sea. Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos holds up what he says are photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visited the Philippines in his youth during a press briefing at the ...

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Rail passengers waking up to week of strike chaos

Southern says on-board staff - like, say, conductors - would then be able to focus on helping passengers. The 39-year-old added: "I did say to them (the people on the picket) "You should be sacked" because honestly that is what I believe".

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Clock Making Muslim Student Sues School District

Mohamed did not face charges stemming from the incident, but he was suspended from MacArthur High School for three days. The Irving School District confirmed it had been named as a defendant but denied ever violating Mohamed's civil rights.

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Indian human rights activist ends 16-year hunger strike

Refusing food and water for all that time, authorities have kept her alive by force feeding her through a tube in her nose. "If I become CM the first thing I will do is remove the draconian AFSPA", Irom said adding that she did not want to go with any of the established political parties.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at abdication citing ill

But Abe's right-wing supporters are not in favor of letting Akihito abdicate, out of step with the majority of the Japanese public, who would support his decision. It was the second time Akihito had addressed the public in a video message. A survey by Kyodo News last week showed that 85.7% of people surveyed were in favour of legal changes that would allow an abdication.

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China Lies; is Militarizing the Spratlys and Building Hardened Military Hangars

While China's response to the tribunal's ruling in the South China Sea dispute has been largely in line with predictions, the United States response has not been what China analysts anticipated, Yun Sun writes. Former President Fidel Ramos said Tuesday he will meet contacts with links to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a trip to Hong Kong meant to improve ties between Manila and Beijing.

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3 more races for Phelps after golden night

Katie Ledecky held off Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom with a well balanced 200-metres freestyle to capture her second individual gold medal of the Rio Olympics. This time, Phelps got the victory in 1:53.36. The rematch came after Phelps lost against le Clos during the same race by 5/100ths of a second in the 2012 London Olympics.

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U.S. says Erdogan-Putin meeting not 'zero-sum game'

Erdogan was speaking in St. Petersburg on August 9 ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is also Erdogan's first state trip overseas since the attempted coup in Turkey in July. While greater cooperation in Syria would be in the interests of both sides, with Turkey and Russian Federation on opposite sides in terms of their support of the Syrian regime, the scope for coordination was limited, said Hakura.

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Donald Trump Suggests Shooting Hillary Clinton, Her Supreme Court Picks, or Both

Although the 2nd Amendment people, maybe there is. "Hillary wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment ", Trump said. Another day, another news cycle hijacked by an off-the-cuff comment by the GOP nominee. When Tapper asked why Trump did not just simply say he misspoke following the uproar, Pierson said a statement from his campaign saying that he was actually referring to the " power of unification " inherent in the Second Amendment provided enough clarification.


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