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Turbulence was 'like a movie — JetBlue passenger

According to passenger Derek Lindahl , one female passenger rose two feet into the air at one point because she wasn't wearing a seatbelt. He told the Globe that three flight attendants standing in the rear galley of the plane all hit the ceiling, causing at least one hole in a ceiling tile.

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Canada reports first Zika-linked birth defect

Transmission of the virus during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects, such as microcephaly, which affects brain development. A total of 429 Floridians are infected with the Zika virus, according to the state's Department of Health.

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#EndorseThis: Trump Surrogate Has A Tough Time Defending 'Sarcasm'

Clinton delivered six paid speeches in 2015, including one to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. And there was stuff in there worth listening to about jobs and taxes and trade and infrastructure other economic doohickeys. He was the founder. That, of course, isn't true - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is thought of as the founder and leader of the current version of the Islamic State - and Friday morning, Trump blasted CNN (and presumably, by extension, other media outlets and critics) for ...

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India PM accuses Pakistan over Kashmir violence

His government has shunned talks with Hurriyat and other groups that challenge India's claim, putting on hold peace talks with Pakistan , telling it to first rein in anti-India militants operating from its territory, a charge its arch rival rejects.

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Erdogan foe seeks international probe into Turkey coup

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and was later to be hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the most significant visit by a foreign dignitary to Turkey since last month's failed coup.

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Brendan Dassey's Murder Conviction Overturned

Brendan Dassey, 16 at the time of Teresa Halbach's rape and murder in 2005, was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for participating in the killing, along with his uncle Steven Avery. Dassey's case burst into the public's consciousness with the popularity of the " Making a Murderer " documentary. According to " Making a Murderer ", the police coerced confessions out of Dassey and planted evidence to bring in Avery.

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Trump blames 'sarcasm' for claiming Obama founded ISIS

She put out her most recent eight years of tax filings last summer and several years during her first presidential bid. "The standard in journalism is straight, objective questions, and that's what I teach my students". Trump's freewheeling speaking style - he typically speaks without prepared remarks at his rallies - has regularly gotten the former reality television star into trouble.

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Rebels 'Take City Of Manbij From IS In Syria'

Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the north Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Europe. Sharfan Darwish of the SDF allied Manbij Military Council told Reuters: " The city is now fully under our control but we are undertaking sweeping operations ".

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Emotional Fiji hammer Britain for historic gold

In the bronze medal game, South Africa routed Japan. The team got the party started pretty early after they downed Great Britain 43-7 in the gold medal match this morning, kicking off with a kava drinking session on the sidelines of the playing fields.

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India's Modi consults parties on Kashmir; separatists cold

He said terrorism has adversely affected common life in Kashmir and time has come to expose Pakistan's atrocities in PoK and Balochistan. "Contact them and ask them to find out about the plight of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and highlight it before the worldwide community" said PM in his statement at all party meet.

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Bomb attacks could be politically-motivated - Thai police chief

The ministry is contacting registered Singaporeans in the affected areas and reminded Singaporeans in Thailand to stay vigilant and take all necessary precautions for their personal safety. As the country's military government has gained more power since 2014, attacks have been pretty uncommon. "The bombs are an attempt to create chaos and confusion", Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha told reporters, according to The Telegraph.

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IS fighters killed in past two years: U.S. general

Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian said. "When you add that to the 20,000 estimated killed [previously], that's 45,000 enemy [fighters] taken off the battlefield", said Lieutenant-General Sean MacFarland, who commands the USA -led coalition campaign against IS.

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Pakistani lawyers on strike after Quetta attack

Monday's attack was the deadliest in Pakistan since an Easter Day bombing ripped through a Lahore park, killing at least 72 people. The Catholic Church in Pakistan has condemned a suicide blast at a hospital in Quetta , Pakistan, where at least 70 people - many of them lawyers and journalists - were killed and more than 120 injured.

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At least 20 die in strikes on IS-held Syria city

However, a photo on the official North Atlantic Treaty Organisation website showed him attending an global meeting in his uniform on July 27. "The world powers may not be able to agree on a solution to the Syrian conflict, but surely they must be able to agree on steps to ensure that those who attack hospitals will one day face justice", he said.

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Russia's Vladimir Putin Dismisses Sergei Ivanov

He served previously as a deputy prime minister and defence minister. "Sergei Ivanov", the then largely unknown Mr Putin responded. Mr Putin became prime minister, before returning to the presidency just three-and-a-half years later. He has been involved with daily bureaucratic routine and kept a low profile, a stark contrast with Ivanov, a fluent English speaker who enjoyed the global limelight.

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U.S. citizen killed, Israeli among injured in London stabbing attack

The couple were hours away from flying home to Tallahassee when she was attacked. The five other victims , two women and three men, are Australian, American, Israeli and British, police said . Richard Wagner , a distinguished professor of psychology, and his wife were there for the summer while he was teaching at FSU's London study program.

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Garoppolo mostly solid as Pats beat Saints 34-22

He played excellent in pass protection, but had his issues when it came to run-blocking. It was not encouraging at all. After meeting and talking with the players, LeGrand had his picture taken with all of the players on both teams with Rutgers ties, including McCourty, Harmon, Ryan, Freeny, Kevin Snyder (all with the Patriots) and Saints receiver Brandon Coleman.

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UN Security Council Authorizes 4000 More Peacekeepers To South Sudan

The report came roghly five hours before the United Nations Security Council is expected to vote on the American proposal for a regional protection force in NY. Machar returned to Juba as deputy president in April but Kiir appointed a new deputy to replace him in late July. "The decision encouraging Dr. Riek Machar to re-join the peace process and the commitment by General Taban Deng Gai to step down upon the return of Dr Machar with a view to returning to the status quo ante in line ...

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Olympics Committee Throws Kenyan Coach Out of Rio For Posing as Athlete

Kimaru said the decision to hold Rotich wasn't based in law. It was then that a doping official confronted him, and - thinking he was indeed Rotich - asked him to take the doping test. This is the second scandal involving a Kenyan athletics coach at the Rio Olympics after Michael Rotich was filmed by undercover reporters earlier this year allegedly offering to provide tip-offs about anti-doping tests in return for £10,000.

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Republican Hewlett Packard CEO Will Vote for Clinton

A prolific Republican fundraiser, Whitman told the Times she will make a "substantial" contribution to Clinton's campaign and urge her friends to do the same. She ran unsuccessfully against Democrat Jerry Brown for California governor in 2010. Whitman told the Times that Trump is a "dishonest demagogue" and said that those who look at other failed democracies and believe "it can't happen here" are mistaken.

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Tories have 13pt lead over Labour

It also turns on James Schneider and Jon Lansman, the leaders of the Momentum group which supports Mr Corbyn, claiming they are "elitists" who are using the movement to seize power. But the High Court declared that refusing them the vote would be an unlawful breach of the party's contract with members as set out in the rule book.

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Armed man who sprung girlfriend from hospital is arrested

The Cornwall police Chief Bruce Harris spoke at a news conference late Wednesday morning on Alicia Buzzard, the missing patient who left Philhaven hospital with an armed man Tuesday evening. "We're happy she is safe and sound", Hopkins said. Police said Ravert is in police custody in Myrtle Beach. Ravert faces robbery, aggravated assault and making terroristic threats charges from the initial incident in Lebanon County.

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Iran's Zarif in Ankara for Key Talks

Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday it had proof that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq. Over 13,000 people have been detained in connection with the coup. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu , speaking at a news conference in Ankara with his Iranian counterpart, said a total of 208 Turkish diplomats had been recalled as part of the coup investigation, but 32 of ...

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Black Man Killed by Los Angeles County Police Was Innocent, Officials Apologize

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Katz describes how the situation unfolded when a deputy shot and killed Donnell Thompson, 27, in Compton, Calif., on July 28, after a carjacking and vehicle chase in which Thompson was n. Her brother had diminished mental capacity, she said, and was kind-hearted, soft-spoken and "would not have harmed a flea". "We really haven't had answers as to what happened, only what we've heard on the news" added Dwayne Hill, Thompson's brother.

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World Rugby officials happy with the Olympic debut of 7s

The Fiji Sun online news website reported "the dream of winning Fiji's first Olympic gold medal has finally become a reality. our Fijian boys sang from the depths of their hearts after an outstanding performance". We hope the brand of rugby we played today justified the inclusion of rugby in the Olympics and it also propped up tiny nation like us. Gosper said there was talk about rugby sevens being played at the 45,000-capacity Ajinomoto Stadium at the Tokyo Games.

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Battles rage across Aleppo as Assad regime fights to quash rebels

Syrian rebels and their supporters celebrated with gunfire, auto horns and chants as they marched and danced through the streets of eastern Aleppo on Saturday night after opposition units broke through government lines, ending a three-week siege.

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India summons Pakistan envoy over cross-border terrorism

Indian foreign secretary S. Jaishankar called Basit to his office and lodged a strong protest making a specific reference to a Pakistani national who admitted to being trained in a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant camp, foreign ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said.

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Senate Report; consequences of court delays are "catastrophic"

Chief Justice McLachlin mentioned on Thursday that "the court needs - and the Canadian people, I believe, are entitled to - a full complement of nine judges to decide the complex and important questions before it". "The court is committed, as a court, to functioning in both official languages", said McLachlin, who would not comment specifically on the Liberal government's decision to require all future nominees to the high court be functionally bilingual.

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Samsung accused of withholding information about employee exposure to toxic chemicals

Workers who have become ill are legally supposed to have access to a list of chemicals that they are exposed to so that they can apply for workers' compensation from the government. Since 2008, 56 workers have applied for occupational safety compensation from the government. Last year, consumer electronics contributed almost a quarter of Samsung's overall sales of 201 trillion won ($183 billion), but just 4.7% of its operating profits.

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The Heartbreaking Moment When Irom Sharmila Broke Her 16-Year-Long Fast

The act prohibits soldiers from being prosecuted for alleged rights violations except with express permission from the federal government. She began her fast days after 10 civilians were killed by paramilitary soldiers in Manipur, which has always been plagued by uprisings by ethnic separatist militants and violent government crackdowns.

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Isis supporter Aaron Driver killed in Ontario raid had made 'martyrdom video'

Police went to Driver's home in the small town of Strathroy, about 225 kilometres south-west of Toronto, after receiving credible information, including a "martyrdom video", from United States authorities that he planned what could have been a "dreadful" attack, the RCMP said.

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Aaron Driver critical of Islamic State violence in 2015 interview: reporter

Yet it took a tip from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to alert Canadian intelligence officials to what police say was an imminent attack Driver was planning on a major Canadian city. Police engaged Aaron Driver as he was leaving a house with explosives. Police say Aaron Driver set off explosives in a taxi, mildly injuring the driver, before he was shot.

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Pressuring Trump, Clinton releases 2015 tax returns

Key points in Clinton's speech in MI, the Democrat's economic counterpoint to the economic plan Trump delivered on Monday. Her tax rate has been above 40% every year since she left the state department in 2013. Why is @realDonaldTrump refusing to release his tax returns? Their 2015 return was released today by the Clinton campaign, nearly five months after they signed it for filing.

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Four killed in bomb attack on Turkish police vehicle

According to an unnamed Turkish official, at least 25 police officers and civilians sustained injuries in the assault, which caused considerable damage to nearby buildings and vehicles. Earlier, four soldiers were killed in a PKK attack near the border with Iraq. Activists claim innocent civilians have also been killed in the military offensives.

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In Rio, the rival Koreas are showing some mutual respect

Jin Jongoh put a shot in the 6-ring midway through the finals, the shooting equivalent of shanking a shot into the woods during the final round of a golf major. He now has six Olympic medals, including four golds, but called Wednesday's addition his "best gold medal". I can not give up. While Kim did not advance past the qualifying round, Jin won a silver medal for South Korea.


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