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[Ticker] Ukraine puts military along Crimea border on alert

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are continuing to rise after an incident was reported over the weekend in which an attempted group of infiltrators from Ukraine entered Crimea, killing a Russian soldier and a member of their FSB security service.

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Labour leadership debate: Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith face off in Gateshead

The executive of Britain's divided Labour Party went to court Thursday in a bid to prevent tens of thousands of new members from voting in the party's leadership contest. Mr Corbyn said he could "never say never" as there have been wars of liberation which should have been fought. Mr Coleman urged attendees at the meeting to watch the fly-on-the-wall Vice News documentary, Corbyn The Outsider, in order to understand the chaos in Mr Corbyn's camp.

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Turkey: No joint strikes with Russia in Syria

Some 11,600 people were released while 5,700 remain in custody pending investigations, he said. A group of rogue soldiers attempted to overthrow the government on July 15, commandeering tanks, helicopters and warplanes, but the putsch failed when thousands of Turks responded to calls of support from President Tayyip Erdogan and took the streets.

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Iran Top Diplomat Javad Zarif To Visit Turkey After Coup: Ankara

Despite sharing the stage with Bahceli and Kilicdaroglu, Erdogan has ignored Demirtas, leaving him out of the unity rally against the coup on Sunday and meetings with opposition leaders to thank them for the solidarity they showed against the putsch on the night.

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Bombing in Thailand seaside resort town kills 1, injures 20

Elsewhere, one person was killed and several others injured in a blast in the southern Thai province of Surat Thani at around 8:00 am on Friday. Four bombs exploded in Hua Hin, a town south of Bangkok , in the last 24 hours, where two people have died, the BBC reported .

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India snubs Pak on Kashmir

Jammu Kashmir Sharnarthi Action Committee (JKSAC) on Thursday hailed the statement of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made in Parliament on 10th August, 2016 wherein he categorically stated that no power on earth can snatch Jammu and Kashmir from India and also said that only the issue of liberating PoK peacefully from the clutches of Pakistan can be considered and discussed.

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Singer The Weeknd donates $250K to Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter Network describes itself as "a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life". The Scarborough native, whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia, donated the money to start a fund to start a new course next year at the school for learing Ge'ez, an ancient Ethiopian script and language.

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'NEVER INTENDED' | Duterte apologizes to Sereno

If he will be able to solve the illegal drugs in the shortest time, Duterte said he is even willing to leave the presidency. However, she said "a premature announcement of an informal investigation on allegations of involvement with the drug trade will have the unwarranted effect of rendering the judge veritably useless in discharging his adjudicative role".

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Don't hoist IS flags: Rajnath tells Kashmir

Addressing the House at the end of the debate in which 29 members from across the political spectrum spoke, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the protests in the Valley are Pakistan sponsored and declared that no power in the world can wrest Jammu and Kashmir from India, while referring to letter of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the United Nations seeking "plebiscite" in Kashmir.

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USA suggests close coordination with Japan over E. China Sea spat

Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua, center, is surrounded by reporters after meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at foreign ministry in Tokyo Tuesday, Aug. 8 in a telephone interview. Operated with targeting drones, they could strike both ships and land targets. A US navy commander said it had not been confirmed that the hangers were for military use, but uncertainty about them could add to tension.

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Israeli charges prompt tough scrutiny of Gaza aid groups

Israel's Shin Bet security service said Borsh used his position with the UNDP "to provide material assistance to Hamas' terrorist/military efforts", Xinhua news agency cited. In Gaza, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem denied the allegations. After arresting a top official of humanitarian missionary group World Vision for funneling millions of dollars to Hamas, the Shin Bet and security forces announced Tuesday that they have arrested a United Nations employee for assisting Hamas.

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Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Thursday Night

But in the upcoming shower, "we're going to have anywhere from 160 to 200 meteors per hour ". The Perseids are named for the constellation Perseus. French meteor specialist Jeremie Vaubaillon estimates that the heightened peak could come around 10 p.m.

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Philippines urges China to "uncompromisingly" respect rule of law

Japan agreed in May to lease TC-90 training aircraft of the MSDF to the Philippines. Mr Ramos, appointed by Mr Duterte as his "special envoy" to China, "expressed the Philippine government's desire to hold formal discussions with the Chinese government on issues of mutual concern and interest at the appropriate time to explore pathways to peace and cooperation", the statement said.

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Clinton to release 2015 tax returns within days

Despite numerous calls - and a couple of million-dollar bounties - to release them, the billionaire, who owns the global development company the Trump Organization, has said that he would only publish them widely once the IRS audit is complete.

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U.S. election 2016: Republican divisions grow over Trump

Hanna wrote that he has "long held the belief that the Republican Party is becoming increasingly less capable of nominating a person who is electable as president", suggesting that Hispanics, women, and the LGBT communities are groups that the GOP has grown increasingly out-of-step with.

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Ukraine troops on high alert along Crimea amid tension with Russia

The allegations ratcheted up the heat in a feud sparked by Moscow's 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine and raised fears of a wider conflict. The Obama administration did not specifically respond to the charge but said Thursday that it was alarmed at rising tensions between Ukraine and Russian Federation and called for both countries to exercise restraint.

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ISIS fighters killed in past two years: US general

In Syria, the USA -led coalition has also conducted more than 200 strikes against oil and natural gas activities of the enemy, destroying more than 640 of their tanker trucks, but more importantly, a number of critical facilities such as gas oil separation plan critical nodes, which reduce their oil revenue stream by perhaps 50 percent, " MacFarland said , noting vigorous attacks on enemy leadership, command and control and weapons manufacturing capability.

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Militants blow up Nigerian oil pipeline

For instance, Mr. Henry Okah's Appeal in South Africa's Supreme Court is due for Hearing this August; while his brother, Charles' ongoing trial in Nigeria is pending before Hon. "For six whole years, Mr. Jonathan was busy drinking, making merry and generally chasing shadows at the State House". In fact the name "Avengers" came from the lips of Goodluck Jonathan .

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Clinton Named in Benghazi Suit

Patricia Smith and Charles Woods , the parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 attacks on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi , Libya, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. Attorney Larry Klayman is representing the parents. "This information was compromised from the second that it left defendant Clinton's private e-mail server and easily found its way to foreign powers including, but not limited to Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea", the complaint states.

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Passersby ignore dying hit-and-run victim on Delhi street

The draft will be tabled by this month end and will be sent for approval to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. This fear stops them from not taking the suffering victim to the hospital. "I appeal to people to help the injured on the roads as it is a pious task to save someone's life", Jain added. Activists for long have been advocating for more awareness and simpler procedures when rushing an accident victim to a hospital but even after the Supreme Court order nothing much has changed.

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Putin says meeting with Erdogan key for future ties

Both projects were announced years earlier, but had been held back by commercial disputes even before Turkey's downing of a Russian jet at the Syrian border last November. He said the visit of Erdogan, despite the hard political situation in Turkey caused by the failed coup attempt on July 15, showed that Ankara really wanted to restore bilateral cooperation.

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Julian Assange will finally be questioned inside the Ecuadorian embassy

He was granted political asylum by Ecuador and offered to be questioned inside the embassy in Knightsbridge - an offer that Swedish prosecutors only recently accepted. Sweden wants to question Assange about a rape claim, one of several allegations made against him by two women he met in 2010. Assange has said he fears that if he were sent to Sweden to face trial, he could be extradited to the United States to be tried over WikiLeaks' publication of hundreds of thousands of classified ...

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Suspected chemical attack in Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said helicopters dropped explosive barrels on the neighborhoods of Seif al Dawla and Zubdiya, leading to the death of a woman and her child from suffocation. The official, based in Damascus, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give official statements. Syria's conflict erupted in March 2011 and has since killed more than 290,000 people and drawn in world powers on all sides.

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GOP Rep. Hanna Says He Will Vote for Clinton

Ms Whitman, who has likened Mr Trump to Hitler and Mussolini in the past, called the NY billionaire "a dishonest demagogue" who will lead the U.S. Hanna has served as congressman from NY since 2011 and previously announced plans to retire in December when his third term ends. Ms. Whitman's Republican support spans years, according to The Wall Street Journal .

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Bomb attacks, cross-border fire kill 13 in southeast Turkey

The attack in Kiziltepe was caused by a roadside bomb that went off as a police bus was passing by. Three people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded there, including at least five children aged between 2 and 5, said an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations.

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Officials report travel-related Zika case in Clay County

While Wynwood is still an active transmission area of Zika, four blocks in the Southwest corner of the impacted zone have been cleared, the health department announced , meaning no active transmission of the virus is taking place in that area of the neighborhood.

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Canada terror suspect 'detonated bomb in taxi' as police swooped

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Thursday that it had received a tip from American authorities on Wednesday that an attack was planned within 72 hours. The suspect, identified as Driver, talked about the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels and pledged allegiance to IS. Police say they confronted the alelged plotter outside an Ontario home.

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A Jail Blast in the Philippines Kills 10, Including Two Chinese Nationals

Thursday. He then heard gunshots and fired back as he made his way to the receiving area. Eight prisoners, who were killed in the explosion, were jailed due to drug-related crimes, reports said. CNN cited residents near the jail as saying that they heard two to three blasts. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Chief Inspector Xavier Solda said it relieved its nine second shift personnel, including Bantag, pending the investigation.

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Thai police say bombs set off in another town, killing 1

Police said at least one of the bombs appeared to have been an improvised explosive device planted in a flower pot. Thailand's economy has sagged since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. on Friday in Phuket, two bombs went off, one at Patong Beach and one at Bang La Street - both popular tourist sites - according to Major General Theerapol Thipcharoen, the chief of Phuket Provincial Police.

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Owen Smith: I won't serve in a Corbyn shadow cabinet

I won't do what Jeremy Corbyn did and won't vote against this party, my party, 500 times. Mr Corbyn responded saying he was "saddened" by the vote and he did not want the United Kingdom to be a "bargain basement' island with low taxes and low workers rights".

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U.K. Labour Debate Plunged Into Darkness as Corbyn, Smith Clash

The meeting, which was held to decide who to support in the forthcoming leadership contest, voted by 124 to 64 to support Jeremy Corbyn, handing a victory to the pro-Corbyn group, Momentum, against the wishes of the local MP. But he added: "Jeremy himself admitted he was seven out of 10 in terms of his faith in the European Union". "What's been disappointing since is that, having not made the effort we should have made, Jeremy's been 10 out of 10 when it comes to leaving Europe".

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Olympics: Fiji makes history with nation's maiden Olympic medal

Fiji scored seven tries, with seven different players responsible for them, as they rolled to a 43-7 victory over Great Britain. "These boys come from very humble backgrounds, and I think that makes them unique". "Everything stops back home", he said. "Our productivity has been nil for the last couple of days, but hopefully the GDP will go up in the next couple of days".

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Clinton disparages Trump's economic plan, vows to help workers

Clinton said Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, would scrap regulations meant to hold corporations accountable, cut taxes on "millionaires and Wall Street money managers", and eliminate the estate tax, an inheritance tax that generally hits the wealthy.

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Man pleads guilty to Vic girl's murder

He had previously entered a not guilty plea to one count of murder and two counts of sexual assault at the Wangaratta Magistrates Court in May. Zoe was found dead in her bed by her mother in her Inchbold Street home on the morning of October 25 past year, in the hours after a party at the house had finished.

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In Opening Ceremony, Rio appears for Games

Brazilian singer Paulinho da Viola sang the national anthem to set off the show of laser lights and elaborate dances highlighting Brazil's history and rise as an emerging power. Fewer heads of state are expected than usual because of Brazil's current political crisis. Prior to the 11,000-plus athletes parading into the stadium, it was revealed each of them would plant a seed that would form a forest at Radical Park in Deodoro, containing a different species for each of the 207 competing ...


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