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UK Big Brother contestant removed after making Holocaust joke

Viewers had to wait until yesterday's episode (August 6) which depicted the events leading up to Biggins' removal to find out what the offensive comments were. Showbiz agent Jonathan Shalit, who represents Biggins, told Jewish News: "I have been close friends and worked with Biggins for many years and can confirm that he would never intentionally cause offence".

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United Nations worker charged with aiding Hamas

Replying to TODAY's queries, World Vision Singapore spokeswoman Fiona Soh, said: "World Vision Singapore donors support Middle East programmes in West Bank - not Gaza - and in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for the Syrian refugees".

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Good news for drivers, as gas prices slide

In Fremont, the price of gas was reported to be $2.58 per gallon, down by $0.27 from last month, while gas in Vallejo costs $2.59 per gallon, down by $0.21 from last month, according to AAA officials. More than 40 percent of gas stations in the country are already selling gas for less than $2 per gallon. That's still far higher than the national average of $2.12.

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Allhands: Stop looking deeper into Trump's Second Amendment comment

Still, according to several reports Wednesday, the Secret Service had multiple discussions with the Trump campaign about the comment, which the agency appears not to have taken lightly. Trump's campaign. " He had no idea that anybody would interpret his words that way". The former governor of New Mexico has broken into double-digit support in OH and Iowa (12 percent in each state) and improved in Pennsylvania (9 percent).

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Australia census to go back online 2 days after cyberattack

The remarks by Michael McCormack, the minister in charge of the census, directly contradicted those by Kalisch and the agency responsible for carrying it out. An expected update from Mr Kalisch on the website's status at 9am on Wednesday was yet to be released at the time of publishing. Do you think the ABS should have been more forthcoming about the Census problems? Revolution IT was also contracted in advance of the census to perform load-testing and ensure that high demand would not ...

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Brazil's Rousseff to go to trial

Even after Brazil outperformed nearly all other major markets this year, analysts and fund managers say there's still room for further gains if suspended President Dilma Rousseff is impeached in coming weeks. Since then, he has been widely criticized for appointing an all-male, all-white cabinet. If Rousseff is found guilty, Temer will become the president until the next election is held in 2018.

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Pilot Fire Scorches 6963 Acres; Area Schools Close Amid Air Quality Concerns

Firefighters continued to battle the Pilot Fire near Silverwood Lake Tuesday as two school districts canceled classes due to air quality concerns. An army of more than 5,000 firefighters and a fleet of air tankers and helicopters made progress, however, surrounding 50 per cent of the almost 3-week-old fire.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation says Turkey's membership not in question after failed coup

Shortly after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, said in a joint press conference in St. Petersburg that relations would be even better than before, the State Department was asked what the USA position was on this.

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Clinton rounds on Trump over incendiary comments

In a segment on CNN Wednesday, former Secret Service Agent Jonathan Wackrow slammed Trump's statement as "potentially dangerous" and explained why it was something that the Secret Service needed to take seriously. Trump rode such events to great success in the primaries, when each of Trump's eyebrow-raising statements - including a moment when he appeared to mock a disabled journalist and his repeated retelling of a debunked story about US soldiers dipping bullets in pig's blood - earned ...

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US Election: Anger Over Donald Trump Gun Rights Remarks

Clinton's campaign seized on the remarks. Donald Trump on Tuesday seemed to imply that people with guns could stop Hillary Clinton as president from appointing anti-gun judges. And Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., tweeted that Trump "makes death threats because he's a pathetic coward who can't handle the fact that he's losing to a girl".

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3 killed as wildfires driven by heat and wind wrack Portugal

Even that wasn't enough, however, and the government requested help from other European Union countries. He said 80 people were in hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, including two in a serious condition. Albuquerque said officials suspect the fire was started deliberately and police have made two arrests. Those who evacuated were taken to an army barracks, a football stadium, and a civic centre on the island.

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Fire at Yarmouk Hospital in Baghdad, Over two dozen newborns dead

One mother, who had given birth by C-section on Tuesday, told the Times she heard screaming that night, when the fire began. The fire took place at Yarmouk Hospital in Baghdad , where up to 19 women were burned or had smoke inhalation.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Great Britain beat New Zealand in rugby sevens thriller

At a sun-kissed Deodoro Stadium, with massive support for the underdogs, Truya Goto squeezed past Rieko Ioane's tackle to dot down in the corner to open Japan's account. "Give it your all, give it your best shot, most of all play our Japan way". And reflecting on Japan's epic triumph against New Zealand , Amor added: "People who've watched sevens this year, you would be a fearless person to predict any game".

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OPEC keeps pumping oil at full bore, output up again

This week, OPEC's president said demand was expected to increase through the end of the year, though the forecast for 2017 was left unchanged in the July report. The EIA said gasoline stocks fell 2.8 million barrels last week in the second-biggest weekly draw for the fuel since mid-April. The announcement was seen as a hint OPEC could take action to stabilise the crude market, amid rumours it may freeze output.

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Donald Trump Dances Around His Latest Campaign Controversy

His remarks also fuelled widespread concerns about his ability to stay on track. It lists 50 prominent Republicans and independents who have endorsed her so far, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE.N) Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Trump wasn't calling for Clinton's assassination

In addition, 50 prominent national security experts signed an open letter saying they would not vote for Trump in the fall, saying he "lacks the character, values, and experience" to be president. Several of Trump's supporters came out in his defense. But Trump tried Tuesday to paint Clinton as the one who has no self-control, calling her volcanic and impulsive and someone who is "wacky and makes bad decisions".

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Civilian death toll continue to rise from US-led airstrikes against ISIS

The results were in response to queries from reporters at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday at which it was announced that a formal fact-finding investigation based on "credible" evidence had begun into allegations that USA airstrikes on July 20 near the ISIS stronghold of Manbij in Syria killed numerous civilians.

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Pope: 'Helpless' civilians paying price of Syria conflict

The Syrian government has sent thousands of reinforcements to mount a counterattack in Aleppo after rebels broke through government lines two days earlier, a monitoring group said. Al-Watan, a Syrian daily close to the government, reported Monday the army had received "the necessary military reinforcements to launch the battle to retake the areas from which it withdrew".

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Italy's Prime Minister Just Slammed The Turkish President On Twitter

That Gulen lives in exile in the U.S. has added to that. The only sector struggling, Tufenkci said , was the tourism industry, noting it has been hampered for months because of the Russian economy, terrorist attacks earlier in the summer and the cancellation of vacations of civil servants while Turkey is under a state of emergency.

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Argentina ousted in soccer; Portugal and Honduras advance

Jonathan Calleri squandered the best chance for Argentina in a goalless first half by steering wide, while Leandro Vega could have also hit the target from close-range. The exit marks yet another failure for Argentina at youth level, after also going out of the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups in the first round a year ago.

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Pressure mounts to reject Trump amid fallout from gun-rights remark

But Clinton's campaign called the comments "dangerous", and others were unconvinced. After claiming that Clinton's goal is ending Second Amendment gun rights, Trump told supporters in North Carolina on Tuesday: "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks".

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UCF, North Carolina agree to football series in 2018, 2020

UCF's only other now scheduled out of conference game for 2018 is with Florida Atlantic University, so some gaps remain to be filled in the near term. UNC's 2018 nonconference schedule tentatively includes trips to California and East Carolina, and a home game with Western Carolina. As for their 2020 schedule, UNC only had Old Dominion scheduled before they added UCF.

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Kenya: Olympics track and field manager arrested after sting

The Sunday Times of London ran an investigative sting in which they had a reporter pose as coach looking to give athletes a heads-up on drug tests. He then requested 28 days to allow investigators to follow up "several leads" from the information passed on to the Kenya's anti-narcotics unit, which the magistrate granted.

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Raw footage shows confusion, fear inside smoke-filled Emirates plane after crash-landing

The flight EK521 with 282 passengers, 226 of them Indians, and 18 crew members on board was involved in an accident at the Dubai worldwide airport. Dramatic video footage has been released from inside the aircraft that crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on 3 August.

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The Political Impact Of Donald Trump's Second Amendment Remarks05:49

But I'll tell you what: that will be a frightful day". Al Baldasaro, who serves as an adviser for Trump's campaign on veteran's issues, after he called for Clinton to be executed for "treason" related to her use of a private email server. In this week's national polls , Clinton leads Trump by 7 (Economist/YouGov), by 10 (NBC/SurveyMonkey) and by 13 (Monmouth). Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both signaled their agreement to do three debates leading up to the November 8 presidential ...

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United Nations official accused of aiding Hamas

His organization said in a statement that the failure to stop the siphoning of funds to Hamas "stems in part from a lack of will". Israel's Foreign Ministry said it informed United Nations officials of the arrest and expects the United Nations to "take concrete measures to ensure that humanitarian activities actually assist those in need in Gaza instead of assisting the terrorist leaders of Hamas", according to the AP.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation says Turkey membership 'not in question'

Turkish and Russian presidents meet for first time in St. Petersburg since ties deteriorated last November, according to Anadolu Agency. "NATO counts on the continued contributions of Turkey and Turkey can count on the solidarity and support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".

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Trump suggests gun advocates could stop Clinton

As Trump struggled to turn the page on a hard period in his campaign, Clinton's campaign continued a push to win over Republicans and independents Wednesday, launching a group called "Together for America". Rather - who covered the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas - called Trump's "Second Amendment people" remark "a new low", unprecedented "in the history of American presidential politics".

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PM Modi Thanks People For Joining Public Meeting In Bhabra

Boys who should be holding laptops, bats, balls in their hands and dreams in their hearts are ones carrying stones. "Kashmir has the same freedom every Indian feels". "We did not hear the Prime Minister's statement on Dalit issues here in the Parliament". "Prime Minister might say anything but it does not make any difference.

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Four Australian banks seek Apple tech for mobile transactions, Apple says no

Mobile wallets, said the application , should not be introduced in a manner that threatened "customer choice, security or transparency.Apple's refusal to provide third party apps with any access to the NFC functionality of its devices sets it apart from other hardware manufacturers ...

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Giants manager returns to the team after brief hospital stay

Crawford's seven hits tied a National League record last reached by Rennie Stennett of the Pittsburgh Pirates falling just shy of the MLB record of nine hits set by Johnny Burnett in 1932. Dee Gordon walked, Martin Prado singled and Stanton hit a one-out double that one-hopped the wall in left field. "He's basically been our best pitcher for the last month", Mattingly said.

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Jets pound rebels after they break Aleppo siege

A coalition of rebels and jihadists surged through regime territory on Saturday to open a new route into the northern city's besieged eastern neighbourhoods, home to an estimated 250,000 people. Russian Federation intervened in the five-year-old conflict in September with an air campaign to support Assad. The battle for Aleppo , Syria's second biggest city, has raged since mid-2012 and is among the fiercest in the multi-front war that has killed almost 400,000 people, according to an ...

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Turkish builders implemented 1500 projects in Russia - Putin

While Moscow has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad throughout the nation's civil war and further bolstered that support by launching an air campaign last September, Turkey has pushed for Assad's removal. Both projects are priced at $20 billion (18 billion euro). Announced by Putin in December 2014, the pipeline will carry Russian gas via the Black Sea and Turkey to southeastern Europe.

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Intense Fighting As Syrian Rebels Break Through Aleppo Siege

Last month, the Syrian government seized the Castillo road, the only route into rebel-held areas in northern Aleppo , prompting a rebel counteroffensive from the city's south to attempt to break the siege. Soon the rebels were sharing pictures of abandoned artillery and a smashed portrait of President Bashar al-Assad on Twitter , flaunted as triumphant proof that the army was routed and opposition forces were within a few hundred metres of their besieged comrades.

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At least 11 babies killed in Baghdad hospital fire

Baghdad authorities have sealed off the hospital and barred media from the site. A yellow tape stretched across the ward entrance, preventing reporters from getting closer. They were transferred to to a nearby hospital, the Iraqi health ministry said in a statement. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has been trying for more than two years to tackle corruption in Iraq, which ranks 161 out of 168 on Transparency International's Corruption Index, but has faced due to resistance from much of the ...


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