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Syrian army launches intense air attacks after rebels 'break' Aleppo siege

Jaysh al Fateh - the rebel alliance comprised of Islamist groups as well as so-called moderates - released a statement Sunday declaring that its fighters would continue battling to capture the entire city, and vowing to protect residents.

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Donald Trump stands by claim President Obama founded ISIS

Trump , 70, said . "Are people complaining that I said he was the founder of ISIS? ". The Republican nominee's accusations came as a report from the US House of Representatives found that Mr Obama's efforts against Isis had not yielded the results the administration claimed.

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Is No Man's Sky being quietly rebranded as a single-player game?

What it can do is accommodate hundreds of players at the same time . Philip Kollar from Polygon said the biggest surprise was that it was a game of survival rather than just exploration . They've also hinted there might be other ways to interact with, or at least see evidence of, other players online, but so far nobody seems to have found them.

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National security official states support for Clinton over Trump

After Donald Trump said Barack Obama, left, and Hillary Clinton , right, co-found Isis, a spokesman for Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump was "trash-talking" the US. They are words often heard about Donald Trump . "If they gave a trophy for most valuable player, the victor of the trophy for ISIS would probably have to be Hillary Clinton ", he said.

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New No Man's Sky exploit lets players duplicate the rarest items

So while there are shared universe features yet to be uncovered, don't expect No Man's Sky to become massively multiplayer in any traditional sense. Either way, you're going to miss a lot of content and that's OK. You'll be able to continue picking up items from your grave until your inventory is recovered.

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Vinyl Buyers Are Lonely Middle-Aged Introverts

This differs from a recent United States study that suggests the majority of vinyl buyers are between the ages of 18 and 24. Contrary to the U.S. study done last year that suggested under-25s makeup half of the punters, this United Kingdom study puts the age range of the majority of vinyl buyers between 45 and 54, with 18 to 24-year-olds least likely to buy their albums on wax.

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Wildfire Sweeps into Capital of Portuguese Island of Madeira, Killing 3

Portugal's President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, is to visit Madeira Wednesday, while the Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, will visit affected municipalities tomorrow, the prime minister's office said in a statement. The fire broke in Madeira at a moment Portugal is already battling 186 fires in its mainland, mostly in the northern part of the country. One forestry official died on the mainland.

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Games Inbox: How could No Man's Sky be improved?

No Man's Sky released on PS4 earlier this week and will make the jump to PC August 12. As far as the Hello Games founder is concerned, when it comes to what people think about the space exploration title, he's "totally okay" with them disliking it, explaining that he's "made [his] peace" with fans possibly going on to be let down by the gameplay.

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Socceroos star Tom Rogic signs three year extension with Celtic FC

Rodgers said: "I think he will be a joy to watch for the Celtic supporters home and away and for people in Scotland". I am really happy. I had never really had a run and it is hard to plant a seed in people's heads that you are ready to play if you are only getting one game.

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Honda Civic hatchback spotted undisguised in the wild

First showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the concept previews the 2016 Honda Civic Hatchback. The Civic X has gone through a significant change in design philosophy, as the vehicle will become a global model for the 2017 generation.

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Meet Niku, the Weird Object Beyond Neptune That Nobody Can Figure Out

Scientists have to come up with new theories to explain how and why Niku is following it's current orbit, as the minor planet simply does not fit into any known models of the Solar System. If Batygin's name sounds familiar, it might be because he was one of the members of the study that pointed towards astrophysical evidence of what has been dubbed 'Planet Nine' on the fringes of our solar system.

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DEA Announces It Won't Be Rescheduling Marijuana

DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg cited Food and Drug Administration science that marijuana has "no now accepted medical use in treatment in the United States". The tri-state area allows for medical marijuana, and there's talk of legalizing recreational use in New Jersey, although it won't get by the Governor.

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Aly Raisman helps power USA women's gymnastics team to Olympic gold

What fans may not know is Biles' coach Aimee Boorman designed the move for her mentee due to a calf muscle injury. For the first time since 2008, US went 1-2 in the all around, with Aly Raisman taking silver after her stellar floor routine.

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Man arraigned in slaying of missing southern Michigan woman

John Grimshaw, Jr. of the Alpena Post in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Young, of Sherwood in southern MI, was last seen leaving an Onaway bar on July 30. A 55-year-old man has been arrested and is locked up in the Presque Isle County Jail. Tuesday, they searched an 80-acre property on Rainy Lake Road near Millersburg, which is about 10 miles from Onaway.

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American gymnast Simone Biles takes all-around Olympic gold in Rio

Somewhere, the next iteration of Simone Biles is tumbling and watching, waiting to make the Biles look like the easiest thing in the world. Simone Biles accomplished what has been a long predicted, winning teh Olympic all-around competition here at Rio Olympic Arena on Thursday afternoon.

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Simone Biles and USA gymnasts dissolve into giggles during fire alarm

Joining them will be 2008 Olympic silver medalist Samantha Peszek, reporting from Rio. By the time she left the floor after recording the highest score of the night, 15.933, Biles had already achieved sporting immortality by becoming the first woman in 20 years to win back-to-back world and Olympic all around titles.

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Marijuana to Remain in Most Dangerous Drug Category

But the agency said it will try to make marijuana more available to researchers , CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reported earlier Thursday. The DEA is not, however, expected to reclassify marijuana on Thursday. It is the first such study in the country. This policy change follows a letter a year ago calling on the DEA to take action to support more research into marijuana's medical benefits, signed by eight United States senators.

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Clinton: Trump's Words Crossed the Line

As he tried to end the fall out from the incident Mr Trump said he had been referring to the political voting power of gun owners, not inciting violence . Donald Trump is now well established as a hollow schoolyard bully who is only clever enough to manipulate people by bragging to deliver their wish list.

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Small part of Massachusetts said to be in 'extreme' drought

It's also the first time any of the entire Northeast region has been classified that way during the current dry spell. Sections of Genesee, Shiawassee, and Wayne counties are categorized under severe drought by the monitor produced by the National Oceanic National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S.

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Watch the launch trailer for No Man's Sky

People are already discovering millions of planets , lifeforms and objects in No Man's Sky , but what they're not discovering is a huge amount of fine detail . United Kingdom instrumental "post rock" outfit 65daysofstatic have produced a groundbreaking, generative soundtrack to the hotly anticipated No Man's Sky video game, which is due for release tomorrow (August 10).

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No Man's Sky: from a humble shed to a new gigantic universe

Think about all the elements that define a single planet in No Man's Sky . This is significant early-on as not only does this allow players to explore their immediate environment, it also grants them money. Knowledge stones are very helpful, as they grant players "knowledge" of that world's lingo, which is similar to finding plaques around the planet. To see this in action, be sure to check out the RabidRetrospectGames video below, and jump to the 13:16 mark to watch the ending play out.

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People Are Obsessed With This Picture Of Young Katie Ledecky Meeting Phelps

The U.S. hovered in second place throughout the remainder of the race just behind Australia. If Phelps wins one more individual gold, he will be the most decorated Olympian of all-time, literally. Franklin's torch has been passed to Ledecky, who joined Michael Phelps and Hungary's Katinka Hosszu as three-time swimming gold medalists in Rio. The final for the 200-meter individual medley is set for Thursday and could be one of the last chances to see Phelps and Lochte in the pool together on a ...

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No Man's Sky Multiplayer: No Netcode To Find Other Players?

No Man's Sky is on everybody's lips right now and with good reason, but much like Pokemon GO before it, those who took an objective look at the game soon discovered that it has a fair number of flaws. The game has caused a stir in the industry because of the unique artificial intelligence that powers it, enabling its universe to hold more than 18 quintillion planets , making it, in theory, infinite.

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Caleb Thomas Schwab, Kansas Politician's Son, Dies On World's Tallest Water Slide

State law and regulations require that amusement parks perform annual safety inspection by safety officials licensed by the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials. The apparent shift away from the age restriction could be one of the questions in determining liability, according to CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman, who said the park owner and ride designer face potential legal troubles over Schwab's death.

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Microsoft Backs Down From Skylake Support Limits

The question is harder than it seems: 27,000 of its computers run Windows XP , an OS not now supported by Microsoft. "We listened to this feedback and today are sharing an update to our 6th Gen Intel Core (Skylake) support policy ", Microsoft director of Windows business planning Shad Larsen wrote in a blog post .

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Government Won't Reclassify Marijuana, Allows More Research

Since 1968 the University of MS has held the only license issued by the DEA to grow marijuana for research, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Marijuana's federal listing is independent of state regulation. Loosening up of the rules mean, the DEA will expand the number of places that now allows growing marijuana for research purposes - to determine its value in treating chronic pain, or for epilepsy and others.

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Maurice Smith given full release by Alabama, now waits on SEC

Smith's case has drawn national attention after he said he felt estranged by the team and teammates over his desire to transfer. Smith has been looking to transfer to SEC rival Georgia, but Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban had been unwilling to grant an unconditional release.

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Greenland shark now oldest living animal with backbone

They measured a life expectancy of nearly three centuries, with one shark that was 5.02 metres long estimated to be 392 years old, with an error margin of 120 years, and a second that was 4.93 metres long 335 years old, with an error margin of 75 years.

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Venezuela earn first win, hand China third loss

Anthony scored 10 of his 14 points in the period, surpassing Venezuela's total on his own. But Anthony, who is one of the leading scorers for the 2016 Olympic team, should easily surpass both Robinson and James in either Team USA's next game against Australia on Wednesday or against Serbia on Friday.

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Water returning to normal color in Rio Olympic diving, water polo pools

Sports about the the pool. It was obvious that the green color was as a result of algae growing in pool. Attendees and TV viewers of the Olympic diving contests on Tuesday remarked on how the water in the pool had mysteriously turned green .

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NBC Commentator Al Trautwig Apologizes for Comments About Simone Biles' Adoptive Parents

So Simone's biological grandfather Ron and his new wife Nellie adopted Simone and her little sister when they were just babies, and by all accounts have given them a wonderful life. The more we do, the less stigma we'll all face - and, just maybe, more people will be encouraged to explore adoption for themselves. NBC ordered Trautwig to delete his tweet .

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What Did Trump Say? Some views on Second Amendment remark

Addressing supporters at a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the real estate tycoon said the jihadist group is "honouring President Obama". "Give me a break", Trump said hours later, insisting he was referring to the power that voters hold.

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Met Police IT FAIL - thousands of PCs are STILL running Windows XP

The Met arrived at this number after upgrading 8000 computers to Windows 8.1, slashing the number of XP reliant computers from 35,000 past year to 27,000. A Met spokesperson told Ars that they are continuing a "complete refresh" of their "information technology processes, infrastructure, and equipment".

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Rio Olympics 2016: Fina confirm reason why diving pool went green

Andrada and FINA said there is no risk to athletes competing in either pool. Swimming's world governing body FINA claimed tanks had run out of chemicals used in the water treatment process. However, Rio spokesman Mario Andrada told the Associated Press that the culprit behind the color change was " a proliferation of algae ". "We are investigating the cause", the Rio Games tweeted in a statement Tuesday evening.

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Clinton to release tax returns, pressuring Trump

But Trump's remark at a Tuesday rally about gun rights activists sparked a torrent of criticism on social media that he was effectively calling for Clinton's assassination. Mrs. Clinton's speech in Warren, Mich., follows Mr. Trump's address in Detroit on Monday, where he outlined an agenda to sharply reduce taxes and regulation while advancing a far more protectionist trade policy.


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