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Trump blames media, says never advocated violence against Hillary Clinton

Addressing an audience in North Carolina in his customary unscripted manner, Mr Trump said: "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment", he said , referring to the piece of legislation that gives United States citizens the right to bear arms .

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Corbyn sets out plan for high-tech green economy

The leadership contender's remarks were nearly drowned out with boos from the audience, which included a number of people wearing "Team Corbyn" t-shirts. Mr Corbyn's call on the day after the poll for the withdrawal process to begin immediately had effectively "allied ourselves to the Tories" he said.

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Trump plans to endorse Ryan, according to sources

Pence was chosen partially to help calm nervous Republicans still on the fence about Trump and to bring some establishment sensibility to the ticket. He said: "I support and endorse our Speaker of the House Paul Ryan ". "If Hillary Clinton becomes president", he said at a rally in Iowa, "you will have really, in my opinion, the destruction of this country from within".

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Japan protests to China over ships around disputed islands

An analysis by CSIS, however, says the hangars on all three islets have room for "any fighter-jet in the People's Liberation Army Air Force". Although China has been asserting that constructions on the Spratly islands, locally referred to as the Nansha Islands, are for civilian purposes, experts believe that the country is evidently prepping up for military deployment - either for a robust defence or as a display of its power.

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USA newspapers unite in disgust at Donald Trump's attack on Clinton

He then said that there was nothing people could do to stop Clinton from stacking the Supreme Court with anti-gun justices, before stating vaguely that "although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is - I don't know". Trump's team fired back to say the 70-year-old Manhattan billionaire simply meant that gun rights advocates were a powerful voting force. Vickers excused Trump for having a "unique personality", though he said that he would've "taken him to the shed" for saying what he did.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito signals desire to abdicate

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government is "seriously" considering a solution. - Japan's Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it hard to fulfil his duties, BBC News reports.

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Father of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Supports Clinton

Omar Mateen fatally shot 49 people and injured another 53 at Pulse nightclub on June 12. A low-level staffer grabbed Mateen from the crowd and put him in that position without realizing that Mateen was the father of the Pulse shooter, positioning him as part of what "a longtime Republican presidential campaign advance staffer described as a "tapestry" - an area where a diverse group would be seated to reflect wide-ranging support for the candidate".

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CNN Interviews Trump Rallygoer Over Astonished Reaction to Second Amendment Remarks

She publicly apologized to the Kennedy family. The former CIA chief questioned Trump's "openness" to consider information that may run contrary to his beliefs or campaign positions, and wondered whether Clinton's mishandling of classified emails might "strain her relationship with the intelligence services".

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Raleigh Shooting Death Draws Similarities to Trayvon Martin Case

Just minutes before Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, 20, was fatally shot, 911 dispatchers got a call from someone claiming to be on the "neighborhood watch" and complaining about " hoodlums " outside his house. Sunday morning when Copley fired a shot from inside his garage. Asked who was outside, the caller says: "There's black males outside my freaking house with firearms".

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US election: Trump blames media for gun furore

Many other Republicans, however, said they're no longer willing to provide the unsafe deal-maker the benefit of the doubt. Trump's team, too, was using the controversy to reinforce a theme it's been pitching to voters: that an underdog Trump is being unfairly treated by the media.

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Census 2016 fallout roils Malcolm Turnbull's government

Australian citizens have experienced major difficulties filling out their census forms following a DDoS attack on the Australian Bureau of Statistics and its online survey. "The online system will be operating as soon as we are assured it is robust and secure". "The volume and complexity of attacks is changing at such a rate that it is increasingly hard for security teams to keep up with the fast changing world of hackers and the threats they pose".

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Foreign Tourists Attacked in Western Afghanistan

Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif spoke with top United States commander General John Nicholson on Thursday asking for the worldwide military coalition's help in recovering the Pakistani personnel, military spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa, said in a tweet.

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Scathing report on Baltimore cops vindicates black residents

The report examined Baltimore police data for the past five and-a-half years and is part of the Obama administration's concentration on police reform in cities where young African-American males have died while interacting with law enforcement - in Baltimore's case, last year's death of Freddie Gray.

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Tim Kaine slams Donald Trump's "2nd Amendment" comments

When he said there is "nothing you can do, folks", he was referring to a scenario in which Clinton is already in office and picking judges. Clinton's press secretary, Nick Merrill, added that Trump's claim that Clinton was against the Second Amendment was false.

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Several wounded in 2 PKK attacks in south Turkey

At the same time, a vehicle bomb on a bridge in the nearby city of Diyarbakir killed five people and injured at least 30, said the official, who was not identified per government protocol. —By Suzan Fraser in Ankara. A roadside bomb was set off in Kiziltepe just as a police bus passed by. Anadolu Agency says the attack occurred on a road near the southern Turkish town of Kiziltepe.

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Thailand to hold elections in 2017: junta chief

The "yes" vote "adds that touch of legitimacy to the coup makers", Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an associate professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University in Japan, told The Associated Press . Under the charter, the junta can appoint the entire upper house of parliament and have veto power on constitutional amendments. But the new document, which officials have said is necessary to tackle graft in the political sphere, will also boost the military's influence over any ...

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NHC says Earl weakening as it moves farther inland over Belize

Mexico has dropped all storm advisories associated with Earl and Belize has downgraded hurricane warnings to tropical storm alerts. The storm is pushing west at 14 miles per hour (23 kph). Mexican authorities meanwhile say that the southern states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Yucatan are likely to be affected by Earl and have issued an alert.

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Florida's Riles out for season with knee injury

Taylor was a 3-star player and the No. 5 offensive guard in the Sunshine State in the 2016 recruiting class. Florida gave up 45 sacks last season, the most in the Southeastern Conference. "I know they are a prideful group and based on what we've seen they've really worked their tails off". That would include redshirt freshmen Nick Buchanan, Richerd Desir-Jones and Brandon Sandifer and true freshman Jawaan Taylor, who has drawn early praise from McElwain for his play at tackle.

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Trump video mocks Clinton as short-circuiting robot

And she explained that the economic frustration driving many of Donald Trump's supporters should be taken as seriously as his "bigotry" that appeals to some. thought her answers in that setting were truthful ". So there you have it. Annenberg Fact Check, CNN , the Washington Post , the Associated Press and even Politifact-none of them what you would call right-wing publications-agree Hillary has been very misleading in her statements.

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Hiroshima marks 71st anniversary of atomic bombing

Meanwhile, several books containing full transcript of President Obama's speech at his visit to the sight of the first city bombed on May 27 are seeing good sales in Japan . But Tomomi Inada, Japan's new defence minister and an Abe ally, said on Wednesday she did not believe Japan should consider possessing nuclear weapons.

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All Blacks icon Sonny Bill Williams faces nine months out

Japan produced the biggest upset ever at the Rugby World Cup with a win over South Africa in the group stage a year ago in the marquee tournament in the 15-a-side game. "It's pretty insane, we've been told we've got to turn our phones off between games", he said. Seeing Williams, a two-time World Cup victor with the All Blacks, being helped off with his injury in the second-half was a "boost", Soejima said.

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Electrical fire at hospital kills 11 babies

Other babies have been transferred to other hospitals in the city. Health ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Rudeini told AFP the blaze at the Yarmouk hospital in west Baghdad was started by an electrical fault. Thirteen years after the USA -led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, the oil-rich Arab state still suffers a shortage of electricity, water, schools and hospitals.

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Fire In Baghdad Maternity Ward Kills At Least 11 Newborns

Parents of premature babies who died in a hospital fire in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have spoken of their loss, with one saying she could not recognise the remains given to her. Another Twitter user said that people upset over the infants' deaths should know that "every day more people die because of the negligence of the Ministry of Health".

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Brazil Senate votes to hold Rousseff impeachment trial

On Wednesday, Rousseff's supporters in the senate protested that the impeachment was an act of revenge by a conservative elite opposed to the social-welfare gains of the past decade. Lawmakers voted to suspend Rousseff in May in what many consider a coup by her right-wing opponents. She has argued that behind her removal are attempts to tamp down a wide-ranging corruption probe into billions of dollars in alleged kickbacks at state oil company Petrobras.

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Beyond Aleppo, Syria's war rages on with no end in sight

A " terrorist attack " on the Old City of Aleppo with " shells containing toxic gas " led to the deaths of five and suffocation of eight more civilians, the outlet quoted the city's health director, Mohamad Hazouri, as saying. Numerous reports of egregious bombings on hospitals and civilian areas by Syrian and Russian warplanes have come out of the area, where fighting has been the norm for much of Syria's 5-year-long civil war.

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Australia's first census website shut down after foreign cyberattacks

But a large-scale denial of service attack , combined with a hardware failure, forced the ABS to shut its website down and left Australians unable to complete the census online. The ABS Chief Statistician David Kalisch revealed this morning that the outages that prevented many from filling out the census were the result of several attempts to sabotage the census by overseas hackers.

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Japan upset ensures men return with a bang

The 31-year-old's tournament exit is a major blow for New Zealand and the competition as men's sevens rugby makes its Olympics bow. Akira Ioane crossed for New Zealand's second but Kameli Soejima scrambled over to draw the scores level, Katsuyuki Sakai's conversion pulling the Japanese two points clear for a famous win.

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Do you think a Hillary Clinton presidency would be good for Michigan?

The Secret Service , the National Rifle Association and a famous gunshot survivor are having their say about Donald Trump's comments about "the Second Amendment folks". The New Zealand political preferences of those who support Trump suggest that 3.4 per cent of Green supporters also support Trump; 5.7 per cent of Labour supporters; 9.3 per cent of National supporters; and 23 per cent of New Zealand First supporters.

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The best reason for reading? Book lovers live longer, scientists say

Overall, the adults who read books had at least two years more life in them than those who did not. All participants self-reported their reading habits and follow-up was carried out for an average of 12 years, monitoring their survival over that period.

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Obama: ISIL still a threat despite coalition gains

A shift in tactics by the Islamic State group to include attacks on American soil will not stop the United States from fighting the terrorist group on every front across the globe, President Barack Obama said Thursday at the Pentagon. While the USA has far fewer troops in the region than when he took office in 2009, Republicans argue that the drawdown of troops from Iraq created a vacuum that allowed the Islamic State to thrive.

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'Star Trek Discovery': New series will feature female lead

When asked why Fuller and the writing team -which includes Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod - chose to make the character a lieutenant instead of a captain, Fuller said that he wanted to change up Star Trek as it entered a new age.

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Japan Has Another Close Call With A North Korean Missile

Japan's ministry of defense said the second landed inside a 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone where Japan claims sovereign rights to exploitation and exploration of resources - the first time a North Korean missile had encroached upon that zone, according to Japanese media.

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Pakistan never admits India's will to improve ties, Singh informs parliament

Singh's statement was greeted with overwhelming support from members cutting across party lines, several of whom demanded revisiting the government's Pakistan policy. Rajnath also explained that he had skipped a luncheon meeting as he "had not gone there to have lunch". India may now have to realign its position vis-à-vis Pakistan given its hostile attitude to New Delhi's overtures.

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Report claims China prevented United Nations action against NKorea

As the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) discussed issuing the statement critical of North Korea's defiant launch of two ballistic missiles on August 3, China insisted that the document should also state Beijing's opposition to the USA -led plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea, the official at Seoul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on the condition of anonymity.

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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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