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Sevens team still deserves All Blacks association - Steve Hansen

From poor ball handling to defensive lapses (basic errors), the Kenyan side's disappointing display at Deodoro Stadium left its global fan-base frustrated. "We just hope luck goes our way". The question is, why did they leave Oyoo and Wanyama behind? "To think, eight years down the track, I'm an Olympian, I play rugby as a full-time job".

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Victory For Local Pro-Corbyn Group At Labour 'Leadership' Meeting

Mr Corbyn, now facing a challenge from Owen Smith for control of the party, insists the new jobs would be well-paid and secure. He insisted he did not believe most of the new Labour members mobilised by pro-Corbyn campaign group Momentum "are all Trots and Bolsheviks".

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PM: Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine

Russia's Kommersant newspaper on Thursday cited unnamed security sources as saying a group of men Russian Federation had arrested for planning attacks had confessed to seeking to destroy Crimea's tourist industry by bombing resorts. The US State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said Washington wanted to see a de-escalation of tensions. There is every reason to suspect that this is the case.

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Four dead and dozens injured in Thailand tourist resort bombings

Several blasts also hit the island of Phuket, one Thailand's main tourist destinations, on Friday. Thailand's economy has sagged since the military seized power in a 2014 coup, but tourism has remained one of the few bright spots, with visitors rising to 30 million last year and more than 14 million having visited by May this year, according to official figures.

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Oil prices rise on Saudi oil minister's comments

Brent crude, which is the Global benchmark, rose above $52 a barrel in June, but fell more than 14% as stockpiles rose along with concerns about the demand outlook. USA refined products futures, including gasoline RBc1 and diesel HOc1 , jumped after Motiva Enterprises LLC's [MOTIV.UL] 235,000 barrel per day Convent, Louisiana, refinery was evacuated due to a fire at a hydrocracker around midday on Thursday.

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Modi Says Pakistan is Root Cause of Kashmir Unrest

Sources indicate that the intended message is timed with the Modi Government's understanding that Pakistan wants to create a situation which will lead to a break-up of the BJP and Mehbooba Mufti led PDP (People's Democratic Party) alliance in J&K.

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Turkey, Iran pledge cooperation over Syria

In the wake of the failed takeover, the government has conducted massive arrest campaigns, detaining thousands of individuals from the military, schools and universities, health services and the media. "The two countries have a high capacity of cooperation", commented Mr. Zarif, "while there were some disagreements between Iran and Turkey over some regional issues, we think that those disagreements should lead to talks and not tensions".

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Emirate's plane crash: Dubai airport is now operational

Passengers were seen rummaging for their belongings in overhead lockers as staff shouted at them to leave their things and jump down the emergency slide. A firefighter was killed battling the blaze. All arrivals and departures at the airport were suspended on Wednesday night but have since resumed.

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Congress calls for Odisha Bandh on August 16

The memorandum was submitted at the Raj Bhavan here. Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Prasad Harichandan in a Press meet at Congress Bhawan on Friday announced to observe a State-wide bandh on August 16. Accusing the ruling BJD government of misleading the people instead of safeguarding Odisha's interest, the Congress leader said the BJD government's claim that it was unaware of the constructions over Mahanadi was baseless because it knew about the constructions ...

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Samsung denies keeping information on toxins from workers

According to an explosive investigative report by the Associated Press , just two words allowed Samsung to deny information to sick workers and their families with help from the government: trade secrets. Some of the workers ended up incapacitated and unable to work. "(Samsung) once offered me 1 billion won ($864,000), asking me to stay silent. My daughter was diagnosed a little over 10 years (after she left Samsung).

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In Thailand: Police say tourist resort blasts were local sabotage

Other blasts hit the island of Phuket, a resort town in Phang Nga province, and Surat Thani, the jumping off point for travelers heading to the white sandy beaches of Gulf of Thailand islands such as Koh Samui. Four bombs exploded in Hua Hin , which lies about 200km from the Thai capital, Bangkok . The fatality was described as a female street food vendor.

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Two injured in shooting near shopping centre in Zaragoza, Spain

The gunman reportedly opened fire from a vehicle and fled the scene, the Efe news agency reported, citing police sources. The witnesses say the man then shot himself. Police said it appeared to be a case of domestic violence and that they had received no previous complaints or requests for restraining orders. Witnesses say the auto came down avenue Juan Pablo II and paused near a bar called Espumosos.

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Bombings in Thailand target tourist cities, killing 4 people

Royal Thai Police Col. Krisana Patanacharoen said it was "too early to conclude" who was behind the attacks. Thai police have said the bombings were acts of "local sabotage" and not the work of either worldwide terrorists or the southern insurgents.

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Bumper crop of pot found inside portable toilet. Wait, what?

Rogue River police say that it was the largest marijuana find in department history. . Porta-potties always present a surprise of some kind, usually disgusting and awful ones. "We Do!" they shared a follow up post on August 11 showing the marijuana getting destroyed. He said the location could be a pick-up point or just a frustrated resident making a statement about the abundance of pot growth in the area.

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Aftermath of Thailand explosions in Hua Hin and Surat Thani

At least four people were killed and dozens wounded, including 11 foreigners. Hua Hin Police have asked the public to stay in their homes to ensure safety. There were also reports of blasts or fires in Phang Nga and Krabie. The tourism hotspot of Hua Hin has been worst affected, with four explosions in the past 24 hours.

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Punta Gorda: Witness to tragedy

Police say an officer accidentally shot a woman to death during a citizen. A Florida police officer who mistakenly killed a 73-year-old woman during a role-play exercise this week has been the subject of excessive force complaints in the past, according to a police official and media reports .

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No Irish Injured in Thailand Attacks

However, such attacks have been rare since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. Foreign governments, including the United States, issued warnings Friday urging travelers to use caution and avoid affected areas. General Sithichai Srisopacharoenrath, the superintendent of police in Hua Hin, said the bombs were hidden inside potted plants and were set off by remote control, half an hour apart.

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Wildfires Force Thousands From Their Homes In France And Portugal

Fires were burning in Portugal and Spain. Two arrests were made in the deadliest of more than 100 fires in Portugal, on the island of Madeira, that killed three people. Residents described chaotic nighttime scenes, with people fleeing the flames by auto at high speed on the wrong side of the road. At least 37 houses and a five-star hotel had burned down.

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Pakistan to invite India for dialogue on Kashmir

This lead to a violent protests across the kashmir Valley. "Jammu and Kashmir, which is often referred to as the crown of India, is an age old symbol of embodying the equality of all religions where Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Muslims have co-existed for centuries".

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Trump and Clinton now sound similar on one key issue

It also underscored the concern, voiced by many anxious Republicans, that he can not stay disciplined and avoid inflammatory remarks that imperil not only his White House prospects but the re-election chances of many Republican lawmakers.

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Greens might revisit Israeli boycott resolution if May decides to stay on

Whatever her decision, there will be an emergency meeting of the party council to discuss next steps, likely August 21 or 22, she added. But another Jewish group was enthusiastic about the resolution brought forward by the Green Party's justice critic, Dimitri Lascaris.

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Brazilian Da Silva Tees off Into Olympic History

When the floor exercise judges validated what Raisman and every other gymnast has known for years - that Biles is the greatest of her generation and perhaps of all time - the U.S. A bout in the Rio boxing tournament but has been stopped specifically for a cut for the first time. "No!" stopped him in his tracks. Trainers checked on Margaryan for a bit and the bout was quickly waved off.

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USA says more military transparency needed in South China Sea

Relations have cooled since a UN-backed tribunal ruled last month that China's claims over most of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) were invalid, in a sweeping victory for the Philippines which brought the case. "China does not intend to pursue militarization", Xi said, referring to the area as the Nansha Islands, a Chinese name for what most of the rest of the world calls the Spratlys in the South China Sea.

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Bandai Namco Announces Little Nightmares, a New and Whimsical Horror Game

The game is developed by Tarsier Studios, independent studio of Switzerland that contributed to the development of Media Molecule titles like LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway Unfolded. The creepy and potentially cute and creative new title be unveiled during gamescom 2016, and at this point, we're assuming it'll hit current generation consoles and the PC as a digital release.

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Bill Bailey explore the universe in No Man's Sky

And whether or not it's worth its asking price of $60 is a question that has split the gaming community into two major camps. On the game's first day of release . It all relies on the lobby system, meaning that a player may isolate themselves completely. This exploit will enable players to double many rare items that are hard to find in the game.

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Time to start talking about Biles as the best ever

Lochte's odd hair aside, here's how good he is: He's gunning for his 13th medal on Thursday, which would make him the most decorated swimmer in Olympic history not named Phelps. Some of her fellow competitors believe that's exactly where the 4-foot-8 dynamo is heading. "When I first came back, all the media and everyone looked at me like I was insane that I was really going to come back", said Raisman.

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National Football League says no to Cowboys helmet decal honoring fallen officers

In fact, the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation told TMZ it was "extremely upset" by the NFL's decision. "Once you open that Pandora's box, how do you ever stop?" The NFL is steering clear of controversial helmet decals worn by the Cowboys in training camp.

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Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says

Pro-Russian separatists are fighting the Kiev government's forces in the eastern Ukraine region despite a fragile ceasefire. Moscow said that Kiev's alleged attempts at armed incursions into Crimea saw a Russian security service officer killed in clashes while arresting "terrorists" overnight August 6-7.

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Iranian nuclear scientist executed for spying

Tom Cotton asserted that Amiri was discussed in e-mails sent and received by Hillary Clinton, which he argued may have led directly to Amiri's execution. "These are decisions that are his alone to make". Iran portrayed the return of Amiri as a blow to American intelligence services that it says were desperate for inside information on Iran's nuclear program.

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Trump says repeated assertions Obama founded ISIS were sarcasm

HEWITT: I don't. I think I would say they created, they lost the peace. I give him the most valuable player award. Others said his use of the president's full name called to mind his long and twisting effort to try and prove Mr Obama was not a United States citizen and that he was in truth a Muslim who was born in either Kenya or Indonesia.

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Delta flight delays and cancellations continue at KCI

About 300 flights were canceled on Tuesday morning. The vouchers are available for travel on all Delta and Delta Connection-operated flights. Delta had worked to get its schedule back on track Monday, but the outage left numerous airline's crews and airplanes out of place.

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GST will make business easy in the country: Jaitley

The GST Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha way back in May 2015 after which it was sent to Rajya Sabha for its passage. The rate still needs to be decided by the GST Council, which includes representatives from the Ministry of Finance and each state government.

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Ed Miliband backs Owen Smith for Labour leadership

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by his rival Owen Smith's team of travelling more miles in the first three weeks of his leadership campaign than he did during the two-month campaign to keep Britain in the European Union. "We should still be fighting harder, and if I were the leader I would be saying to the country 'let's negotiate hard, let's demand that our mandate, because our people voted In by and large, is properly observed".

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Rajan leaves key rates unchanged; repo rate unchanged at 6.5 pct

Rajan, whose 3-year term will end on 4 September, announced in June that he wouldn't take up another term as RBI governor in a letter to his colleagues at RBI. He said "it is important to convince people of what you are doing and why". In an exclusive interview to CNBC TV18 he said, "I want to implement ideas and reforms.

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Olympic sailing: Day 6 preview

Both pairs now hold a top-three spot in the overall standings. "We went from racing underneath a mountain in very light and fickle winds to be out in strong winds and big seas". Americans racked up a total of four top-10s out of four between the partnerships of Annie Haeger/Briana Provancha and Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes .


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