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Protesters block roads to Heathrow

The activists point to the number of deaths in police custody, which disproportionately affect black people, and the nearly total lack of convictions. "1 day before the riots", a Facebook event page for the Nottingham protest said. Another man says black people are "up to 37 times more likely" to be stopped and searched, while another says black people face "far more severe" sentencing than white people for the same offence.

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Obama defends payment to Iran, says it's not ransom

A White House spokesman joined Obama in insisting that the money was not a ransom payment. On Iran, Obama expressed surprise at criticism of his administration's cash payment to settle a longstanding legal claim, adamantly rejecting claims that it was a ransom paid for the release of the four Americans.

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Paul Manafort, Trump campaign chairman: 'The Republican Party is united'

To win, however, Trump will need to play in Ryan's district, which encompasses all or parts of five of the state's top 10 most populous counties. Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. The feud has overshadowed Trump's criticism of Hillary Clinton. "If Hillary Clinton becomes president", he said at an earlier rally in Iowa, "you will have really, in my opinion, the destruction of this country from within".

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Mandela's African National Congress Suffers Major Setback

Since the end of apartheid, the ANC had enjoyed an iron electoral grip on these areas. Maimane immediately looked ahead to presidential elections. The next general election is in 2019, when Zuma will be leaving office anyway because of term limits.

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Emirates flight from India catches fire in Dubai; all passengers safe

The footage posted on the social network show the Boeing 777 bursting into flames and the huge plum of dark smoke coming from the plane. All passengers and crew were evacuated safely. An attempted go-around could explain why the grounded plane's landing gear did not appear to be extended. One firefighter was killed while responding to the accident, said the airline's chairman and CEO said.

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French leader to eye security all summer; Chunnel backs up

A local politician said that holidaymakers and other travellers were owed an apology after planning failures led to chaotic conditions. Kent County Council organised water to be delivered to drivers in the queues – helped by Sikh aid group Khalsa Aid – with police using both motorcyclists and helicopters to deliver the supplies.

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Trump's Fight with Gold Star Family Could Cost Florida Veteran Vote

That being said, what was overlooked was the fact that Trump has never advocated the removal or deportation of legitimate USA citizens, be they Muslim, Mexican or otherwise. Many are uncomfortable with the sense that their fellow Americans will step up in their defense only if the Muslim in question is uniformed or demonstrably "patriotic" - as if ordinary, nonmilitary Muslims aren't worthy of support.

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One more reminder that the Rio Olympics aren't going swimmingly

German sailor Erik Heil blamed the bacteria-infested waters for a skin infection he got while training. The 16-month study commissioned by AP found that infectious adenovirus readings turned up at almost 90 percent of test sites over the course of the research.

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Seniors are getting locked out of Social Security … because they don't text

But at least some of those seniors who don't text appear to be Facebook proficient. According to a blog post listed on its website , Social Security authorities state that the added security measure complies with Executive Order 13681 that requires federal agencies to provide more secure authentication in their online services.

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Congress should be swatted along with Zika-carrying mosquitoes

Couples planning pregnancy should speak with a health care provider about a safe time to wait before trying to get pregnant. Just look for those things, routinely go out there and check them. "Because it's contained to a very small area within the country, we can't issue a travel advisory for the entire country". Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded the state another $720,000 to fight the disease through research.

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Police say father drank before twins died in vehicle

Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dobbs tells The Associated Press that investigators believe their father, 24-year-old Asa North , discovered the children Thursday evening, because neighbors heard him screaming out front where his auto was parked.

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UN seeks control of Russia escape corridors out of Aleppo

Russian Federation entered Syria's civil war in September a year ago, backing its ally President Bashar al-Assad against rebels on a range of battlefields, including the divided northern city of Aleppo . Ghaith Yaqout al-Murjan, an activist in Aleppo , said civilians were avoiding the corridors because they were still unsafe: "There are people who want to leave because they can no longer bear the shelling by helicopters, jets, barrel bombs".

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Indian Minister's Speech Blacked Out In Pakistan

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup's remarks came amid a raging controversy after Home Minister Rajnath Singh's two-day visit to Pakistan for a Saarc ministerial meeting. In response to Nisar's statement, Union Home Minister made a more direct jibe aimed at the Pakistani government for its strong condemnation of popular Hizb commander Burhan Wani by Indian forces on June 8.

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Friendship Day: This is how Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor are celebrating friendship

She looks out 4 u, inspires u , laughs with u, cries with u, understands u , guides u and walks with u . She lived a few houses away from me and we practically grew up together until I started going to a different school. A good Friendship stands The Test Of Time. The friendship is one of the purest form of relation in the world, which is not very easy to find in today's world.

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OLYMPICS/ Gymnastics-Day of horrors leave Japan with work to do

Uchimura said , through a translator, that he needed to repress his feelings about Saturday "to do much better" in the coming days. The Japanese team got off to a steady start, with Ryohei Kato pulling off a clean routine on the pommel horse in the first rotation, but second-up Yusuke Tanaka fell during his performance - the first of a series of lackluster showings that would follow.

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Katie Ledecky can go for five medals at 2016 Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps, the world record holder and two-time Olympic champion, dropped the race for his fifth games and defending champion Ryan Lochte didn't qualify at the USA trials. Since then, the doping questions have died away but Ledecky has continued to erase and rewrite world record logs at a furious rate. In the shorter 200m freestyle, she probably will win, too.

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Dylann Roof's Lawyers Issue Challenge Against Death Penalty

The Justice Department is strongly pursuing the death penalty because Roof targeted his victims on the basis of race and religion. There are other cases where the federal death penalty is under challenge - take the case of Donald Fell in Vermont recently, where a federal judge finished a nine-day hearing over issues raised by his lawyers about the constitutionality of the death penalty.

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Trump finally decides to endorse Ryan, other Republicans

But in neighboring Wisconsin, a state Trump insists he can win, the state's best-known Republicans said they were too busy to attend his evening event. Trump plans to release his economic policy framework in a speech in Detroit on Monday, an event that will offer him a chance to avoid theatrics and detail how he would handle economic issues if elected.

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Five Dead As A Russian Helicopter Is Shot Down In Syria

A spokesperson for the Syria Civil Defense alleges that several medium-sized barrels were dropped from a helicopter . In Aleppo , around 40 km northeast of the crash site, rebel groups are under siege from government forces backed by Russian air support.

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Trump on Clinton: 'I don't think she's all there'

Clinton attempted to "clarify and explain" a recent statement on " Fox News Sunday " that FBI Director James Comey had said her answers about her emails practices were "truthful". "Remember, remember, remember ISIS is looking, folks". A CNN/ORC poll this week showed Clinton with a similar 9-point edge over Trump nationally. "I view the political landscape as increasingly favorable to us making this happen".

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15 killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

The spell that continued from a day earlier turned into heavy showers Saturday morning, and soon exposed the city's vulnerable infrastructure. During the Friday shower, some 400 power feeders out of more than 1,500 in KE's power supply system tripped while an extra high-tension power supply line also tripped, plunging at least 50 percent area of the city into darkness.

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Donald Trump boasts about watching 'secret video'

The footage , which could not be independently verified, shows images of large stacks of hard currency and features claims that the Obama administration sent this money over as part of an effort to free several USA hostages. $ 400 million in cash... "A tape was made, you saw that?" The payment has revived allegations from critics of the Iran nuclear deal. It's a tape that was a ideal angle, nice and steady.

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Padres' Clemens wears jersey with odd name

The Phillies answered forcefully the very next inning when catcher Cameron Rupp slammed a three run homer to center field. One crossed the plate - after Maikel Franco's single and Ryan Howard's ensuing double - on Alexei Ramirez's throwing error and another scored on shortstop Freddy Galvis' groundout to second, shaving the Padres' lead to 4-3.

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Interim Brazilian President booed at opening

At 554 participants, the United States has the largest Olympic team. Germany will be represented by 423 athletes. Fireworks and laser-lit choreography launched the Rio Games on Friday as Brazil sought to forget seven years of troubled preparations and the Olympic movement temporarily put aside its doping crisis.

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Man charged over fatal knife attack in London

Horton and her husband, who have two adult daughters, had lived in Tallahassee for more than three decades and had a home in a leafy suburban neighborhood where she could be seen walking her dogs. It was hours after the university's semester in London - where her husband, Rick Wagner, was teaching for the summer - had come to an end. She said that Wagner and Horton had been traveling overseas for several years.

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Seahawks sign guard Jahri Evans

Contract details were not immediately available for Evans' deal with Seattle. Evans was a dependable starter for the Saints, but was cut in February after refusing a pay cut. Cottom apparently injured his Achilles tendon during practice Thursday. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last season, limiting him to a career-low 11 games.

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Indonesia execution: FG begs for mercy

Despite the appeals by the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), Indonesia on Thursday has made a decision to go on ahead to execute 14 drug convicts including foreigners, with growing speculation that they could face the firing squad in a few hours.

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United States probing whether airstrike harmed Syrian civilians

It said the hospital was no longer operational. Save the Children said the maternity hospital is the only such facility in the area, with the next unit 40 miles away. The worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State group has opened a formal investigation to determine whether its air strikes last week near the Syrian city of Manbij claimed civilian lives, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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Belgian police attacked with machete in Charleroi

Prime Minister Charles Michel took to Twitter to condemn the attack, while Interior Minister Jan Jambon called it cowardly. The attack took place around 4 p.m. A third officer at the scene shot the attacker, who died of his wounds at a hospital, officials said. Michel said the identity of the assailant wasn't immediately known.

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Told Pakistan not to glorify terror: Rajnath

One country's terrorist can not be a martyr or freedom fighter for anyone. "I also speak for the entire humanity - not just for India or other SAARC members - in urging that in no circumstances should terrorists be eulogized as martyrs", Singh continued.

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Several feared trapped as two-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi

Initial reports suggest that many are feared to be buried under the debris while four have been rescued so far. Rescue and relief operations were underway, he said, adding that details of the exact number of families residing in the building are yet to be ascertained.

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Syrian regime air strikes hit hospitals in Aleppo offensive

On Tuesday, state news agency SANA said dozens of families evacuated eastern districts in Aleppo , the second batch to leave the city since the government offered the safe passages. "On August 2, 2016 at 19 hours 05 minutes militants from the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki group, considered by Washington as "moderate opposition", launched poisonous materials from the Sukkari district towards the eastern part of Aleppo ", the ministry said.

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Arrests after UK Black Lives Matter protesters block Heathrow road

The Telegraph reports that the main road leading to Birmingham airport was cleared at around 9am, and the police arrested five people for highway obstruction, but long tailbacks have built up on the roads to Heathrow . A woman holds up a placard in Altab Ali Park in east London, as she attends a Black Lives Matter event, on August 5, 2016 . Demonstrators lay in the road with their arms linked in front of a banner that read " This is a crisis ".

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Dead in Fire, Believed to Be Accidental, at Bar in France

Although people on the ground floor of the bar were able to escape, the fire and poisonous gas consumed everyone present at the birthday party in the basement. One of the injured was in a critical condition, Yvan Cordier, secretary general of the Seine-Maritime prefecture, told the AFP news agency. Labadie said it's still unclear how many people were partying at the Cuba Libre club , adding that most of the dead were between 18 and 25 years old.

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Aid suspended in Northern Nigeria by United Nations after the attack on Convoy

But while Mr Buhari has been concentrating his efforts on tackling political unrest in southern Nigeria, U.S. military officials involved in the campaign against Boko Haram report there has been a sharp increase in terrorist attacks carried out by the group in recent weeks.


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