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ANC faces worst election loss in 20 years

The winners in the election were the DA, whose share of the national vote rose to 27.1 per cent, from 22.2 per cent in 2014 national elections, and the Economic Freedom Fighters , which won 8.2 per cent support, up from 6.3 per cent. "We are a party that's not going away from the body politic of this country", Ramaphosa told reporters in Pretoria. Scandals swirling around Zuma have also hurt the ANC.

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Aliens more likely than Leicester repeat, jokes manager Ranieri

We are ready to defend our title, but we know it is a hard gap. Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri insists that his side are "ready" to defend their Premier League title ahead of the new season. Our target is 40 points, then see what happens. That being said, I think betting on the outright result is the better option out of the two because I done see Leicester City not winning this game.

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RCMP release more details on terror suspect and arrest

There's an ongoing card game in their suite and they amuse themselves with endless Snapchat sessions. When the RCMP recently received information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including "a video of a man in the final stages of an explosives attack", they reached out to law enforcement partners across the country and identified the man in the video as Driver.

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To floss or not to floss? It's up to you

The Birmingham University professor's analysis comes after the U.S. government stopped recommending flossing because there was no scientific evidence of the benefits. Still, he urges his patients to floss to help avoid gum disease. Replacing your toothbrush every few months, brushing twice a day for at least two minutes, and proper brushing technique are crucial to preventing plaque buildup and diseases.

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Ukrainian president orders high combat readiness on borders with Crimea, in Donbass

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Kiev on Wednesday of using terrorist tactics to try to destabilise Crimea , which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014. "These fantasies are only another pretext for the next military threats toward Ukraine", his office quoted him as saying. Russian President Putin called as silly and criminal the attempt of a subversive act by the Ukrainian special services in Crimea aimed at distracting attention from Ukraine's internal problems and from ...

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Terror suspect dead after police operation in Ontario

Olympic roommates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte maintain a relaxed vibe at the athletes' village. June 5, 2015: RCMP apply for a peace bond against Driver stating they have "reasonable grounds to fear" Driver will "participate in or contribute to, directly or indirectly, the activity of a terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity".

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26 laid-off Indians return from Saudi Arabia

There are about 1.3 million Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia, including about 60,000 maids, most of whom began working there before the ban. Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi told Arab News that this is good news for all prospective workers from the country.

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Rowing - Grainger becomes Britain's most decorated woman Olympian

However, Poland's Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozlowska and Natalia Madaj were able to kick on to grab gold, with the British crew tiring in the final 100m, finishing an agonising 0.95s behind. As much we've done it loads and loads of times, you don't want o make it very different. "It's a medal that not many would have put money on so I'm pleased".

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Turkey-PKK conflict: Twin bomb blasts leave at least 8 dead

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and European Union , resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in 2015. The U.S. "strongly" denounced the attacks with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter calling them "despicable" in a statement. "The United States remains committed to cooperating closely with Turkey - bilaterally, within the Counter-ISIL Coalition, and within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - in order to defend our nations against ...

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Macy's plans to close 100 stores, boost online investment

Macy's and Bloomingdale's click-and-collect offering, first rolled out in 2013, is also being refined to improve speed and convenience. Another Macy's statement cited the closing of 41 underperforming stores in 2015. The stock had slipped 2.8 percent this year through Wednesday. Macy's said it is still finalizing which stores it would shutter, and thus has not yet determined exactly how many jobs will be slashed.

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Two Turkish military attaches fled to Italy after coup bid: minister

Cavusoglu also said that problems caused by the July 15 coup attempt at the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, used by the USA -led coalition against Islamic State, had been resolved. Either the coup-plotting terrorist FETO (the Gulenist Terror Organisation) or the democratic country Turkey. Following the failed putsch in Turkey, Putin publicly and quickly announced his support for Erdogan.

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Cop who killed woman at community police event quit previous job

Facebook page said. "The Shooter." McFarland said he's been attending the monthly "Coffee with the Chief" public meetings conducted by Lewis and remembers asking why Punta Gorda police didn't have FDLE investigating the dog-mauling incident, instead of paying a private third party to review the matter.

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Two Police Officers Shot in Sebastian County, Arkansas

A hospital offical told 40/29 News that the two officers were taken to Sparks Medical Center. On behalf of all Arkansans, I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to Deputy Cooper's loved ones and our entire law enforcement community. Police negotiators have entered the home where Jones was hiding. Jones also shot a police robot and disabled it. The shooting happened Wednesday morning as the officers responded to an unspecified call for service, Pevehouse said.

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Hillary Clinton on Donald Trump's Second Amendment faux pas - "Words matter"

Scarborough and his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, were once accused of being overly familiar with Trump during the early days of the Republican presidential primary, but have landed on the candidate's "blacklist" after Brzezinski appeared disappointed in House speaker Paul Ryan's decision to endorse his campaign.

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Clean sweep for Corbyn supporters in Labour NEC election

He said: "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 that they think is a further attack on Jeremy".

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Suspicion of Turkish Diplomatic Overtures to Russia Unjustified - Ex-US Envoy

Co-organisers of the protest and chairman of the Little Turkey Nigeria group, Hussaini Kumasi, told reporters that his group jointly organised the peaceful protest to tell the world that Nigeria was in support of democracy anywhere. "Democracy watch can not be only kept in certain hours, in certain places", he added, and called on Turks to protect "democracy, freedom, the state, and the future" 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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'Life Changes Quickly': Putin and Erdogan Are Friends Again

Turkey and Russian Federation are on different sides of the war with Moscow giving military support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad whom Turkey repeatedly said must leave office. The dispute has strained U.S. And demands by Turkish leaders for the extradition of a cleric living in Pennsylvania have met with resistance in the US government, where officials say they see no proof that the man, Fethullah Gulen , 75, bore any responsibility for the coup attempt as Turkey alleges.

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Macy's to close 100 stores to become more nimble

However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Macy's had said in May that it expects revenue at stores, including business from licensed departments, open at least a year to be down 3 percent to 4 percent.

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Olympics-Rugby-Powerhouse New Zealand knocked out by Fiji in quarter-finals

Mark Bennett, James Davies and Dan Norton gave Team GB a 21-0 half-time lead, but Rieko Ioane, Regan Ware and Lewis Ormond tries nearly saw the All Blacks Sevens complete an incredible comeback. Now they know who we are and talk to us'. I think what's great about Japan is that we've been over there and actually coached at a junior level. We got it all wrong in the formation, from the defensive line-up to the attack.

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United States preparing to announce findings on Baltimore police force

The Justice Department's report Wednesday on the Baltimore Police Department is troubling because "one of the more disturbing underlying themes of the report is that there were many indicators of problems in Baltimore", former Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director Ron Hosko told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

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Poroshenko calls for talks with Putin

Crimea , which Russian Federation annexed from Ukraine in 2014 and maintains de facto control over, became the site of a diplomatic flare up between Moscow and Kiev again this week. Putin vowed to respond with "very serious" measures, touching off the worst diplomatic standoff between the two countries since a truce signed past year in Belarus eased heavy fighting in Ukraine's conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

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ISIS militants killed in 2 years, USA says

Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland said in a Pentagon media briefing that both the quality and number of ISI fighters was declining, while warning that it was hard to determine accurate numbers. President Barack Obama authorised the deployment of 560 more U.S. troops to Iraq to help transform the air base into a staging area for the eventual battle to oust Daesh from Mosul.

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Florida Woman Killed During Police Training Session

She had been a member of the organization for four or five years, he said. "I'm not saying that, but he does not have proper skills to be a police officer ". "We want to express our deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Mary Knowlton", Kunik said. "So much is on the internet now". But, books are so important to have in children's hands.

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Wildfires in Portuguese island surround main city

There were 186 wildfires on the mainland by late afternoon Wednesday, and fire chiefs said their crews were exhausted. Portugal's government on Wednesday formally requested help from other European Union member states to combat forest fires in the north and centre of the country and received a positive response, with Italy to send a Canadair aircraft.

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Rio Olympics Kicks Off in High Octane Fashion

Rio de Janeiro's Olympic security operation is under scrutiny today after it was revealed several unauthorised drones were flying above Maracana stadium during last night's opening ceremony. Screens with Nasa-type data showed the spread of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, climbing temperatures, melting ice caps and rising sea levels. The sombre scenes were followed by a message of hope as the boy spotted a plant emerge from the arid ground.

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First Zika-Associated Death In Texas Reported In Harris County

The state has found almost 400 such cases thus far. In addition to children included in the expanded guidelines, any pregnant woman who has visited Zika-affected areas or whose sexual partner has traveled to those areas should be tested, the Health Department said.

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Fiji knock NZ out, SA knock Australia out of Olympic Sevens

There's two fairytale stories in rugby sevens' engrossing Olympic debut. "It feels pretty good, being a Kiwi, (but) probably one of the most hated ones at the moment". "The public back home is a insane rugby nation", Kolinisau said. "A lot of the boys aren't playing sevens after this tournament, so it's just having fun with your mates".

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Intense fighting as Syrian rebels try to break Aleppo siege

Footage released by the group showed fighters from inside the city linking up with others on the outskirts after they managed to overrun the government's military complex in the Ramussa district, seizing huge caches of weapons. The battle for Aleppo , Syria's largest city and former commercial heart, is pivotal for the Syrian civil war. Since the opposition alliance launched its offensive on southern Aleppo on 31 July at least 130 civilians and hundreds of fighters from both sides have ...

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How to watch Michael Phelps compete in the 100m butterfly

Michael Phelps has smashed every record in the modern Olympics, that historians have began to compare the American swimmer to stars of the ancient Olympic Games . "We'll hang out because swimming doesn't dictate our friendship", Lochte said. That pushed his record totals to 21 gold medals and 25 medals overall.

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Canadian Police Shoot ISIS Supporter

The raid took place in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy, 140 miles southwest of Toronto. He identified the suspect as Aaron Driver . Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has spoken to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the events.

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IS fighters killed in past two years: US general

The top USA commander for the fight against the Islamic State group says that the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria have taken 45,000 enemy combatants off the battlefield. The Pentagon said there were about 3,800 US forces in Iraq, not including hundreds on temporary duty and not included in the official count. "We now talk about maintaining the momentum of the campaign in both Iraq and Syria".

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Hillary Clinton to release 2015 tax returns in coming days

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday accused President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State (IS) group. Combined with releases during her previous campaigns and her husband's time in office, the Clintons have made their tax returns public since 1977.

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Irom Sharmila wants to be Manipur CM to fight against AFSPA

Why did she embark on her hunger strike? Sharmila started the hunger strike in November 2000 after the Malom massacre in a small village on the outskirts of Imphal, in which 10 people were reportedly killed by a government-controlled paramilitary force, the Assam Rifles.

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Syrian regime carries out attacks in Aleppo despite Russian cease-fire effort

The Syrian army won control of the Castello road last month, cutting the main supply link to rebel-held parts of Aleppo as government troops laid siege to the city. In the heart wrenching letter, the doctors said that since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began, they have "borne witness as countless patients, friends and colleagues suffered violent, tormented deaths".

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Execution of Pakistani citizen in Indonesia halted

Indonesia had earlier rejected mounting worldwide pressure and desperate pleas from relatives to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts, claiming that the executions were in accordance with global law and "necessary method" to address the drug crisis, the Jakarta Post reported.


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