• Japan settles for silver in team table tennis
Japan settles for silver in team table tennis

Japan's 15-year-old Mima Ito won the game that secured her country a women's team bronze medal, triggering an emotional reaction from her team mate on Tuesday. "I'm the reason we lost today", she said. "Recently, I feel my opponents are afraid of Jun Mizutani ", he said. Then he got too carried away by the prospect of upsetting the best player in...

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  • US Held $400M Payment to Iran until Detainees Were Released
US Held $400M Payment to Iran until Detainees Were Released

The US used a plane filled with $400 million in cash intended for Iran as "leverage" to ensure that American prisoners were released by Tehran, a State Department spokesman said Thursday. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has referred to the money as a "ransom payment", as has Arizona Sen. The Iranians wanted money they were owed, but the US only rele...

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  • Lebanese-American killed in alleged 'anti-Muslim hate crime'
Lebanese-American killed in alleged 'anti-Muslim hate crime'

As police were obtaining a search warrant for Majors' home, he was discovered hiding behind a tree at a nearby library. Over the years, she said, their next-door neighbor Stanley "Vernon" Majors increasingly bullied them by "calling us racial slurs", "throwing rocks" and even "running my mother over with his auto".

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  • Iran acknowledges Russian Federation using its air base to strike Syria
Iran acknowledges Russian Federation using its air base to strike Syria

Speaking at a press conference with New Zealand's visiting Foreign Minister Murray McCulley, Lavrov said there had been no supplying, sale or transfer of combat jets to Iran. The Iranian deployment will boost Russia's image as a central player in the Middle East and allow the Russian Air Force to cut flight times and increase bombing payloads.

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  • Airstrike hits aid group's hospital in northern Yemen
Airstrike hits aid group's hospital in northern Yemen

MSF said more than 4,600 patients had been treated at the Abs hospital since MSF began supporting the facility in July 2015. It's the fourth attack on an MSF-supported facility this year, the group said in a statement. Earlier in the day, residents in Nehm area, east of Sanaa , said a plane from the Saudi-led alliance struck the home of a loc...

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  • Peter Thiel Is No 'Privacy' Hero, His Gawker Takedown Was Self-Serving
Peter Thiel Is No 'Privacy' Hero, His Gawker Takedown Was Self-Serving

Nick Denton , founder of Gawker, talks with his legal team before Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan , testifies in court, in St Petersburg, Florida March 8, 2016. Thiel writes that "it is ridiculous to claim that journalism requires indiscriminate access to private people's sex lives", and he's totally right because that is ridiculous and no one is a...

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  • Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target IS in Syria
Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target IS in Syria

In Tehran, the state-run IRNA news agency quoted Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, as saying that Tehran and Moscow have exchanged "capacity and possibilities" in the fight against the Islamic State group.

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  • China cautions Japan against any response in disputed waters
China cautions Japan against any response in disputed waters

Asked if he will bring up the favorable ruling of the United Nations arbitral court in July voiding China's claim to nearly all of the South China Sea, he replied: "I don't know what my friends will bring up as a subject matter". "They're reinforced to take a strike". China, which claims the islands as an inherent part of its territory, says it i...

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  • Tesla Model S and Model X with larger batteries leak out
Tesla Model S and Model X with larger batteries leak out

The local fire department arrived promptly to put out the fire, but the S - a high-end 90D model - was nearly completely destroyed, according to website Teslarati . In layman's terms, that means more distance for your driving before you have to Autopilot your Tesla back into your garage for some charging (or find a Supercharger to hook into for ...

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  • Aetna leaving 'Obamacare' in more states
Aetna leaving 'Obamacare' in more states

Beginning in 2017, Aetna will slash its public-exchange participation from 778 to 242 counties-reflecting a massive drop in its availability from 15 states to a mere 4. The nation's largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group , sold coverage in 34 states this year. As of June 30, the company covered roughly 850,000 people via the exchanges - most of w...

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  • Zambia's president leads in early election results
Zambia's president leads in early election results

Lungu defeated his closest rival Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND by 100,530 to secure the required 50%+1 threshold. As of yet, no explanation for the delays has been given and no new time frame has been given. Early this week, the ECZ had expressed concern that violence that had characterised the run-up to the elections would result in many voters f...

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  • 4 civilians killed in anti-India protests in Kashmir
4 civilians killed in anti-India protests in Kashmir

He said Kashmiris loved Pakistan as a day before they had celebrated the Independence Day of Pakistan with great enthusiasm by staging forceful pro-Pakistan rallies and demonstrations and hoisting the Pakistani flags in every nook and corner of the occupied Kashmir.

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  • Obama to Demorats: Don't get too confident just yet
Obama to Demorats: Don't get too confident just yet

The motorcade of President Barack Obama leaves Lola's, a Southern seafood restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, and cruises to the usually crowded downtown street early Monday, Aug. Monday's event was hosted by Hank Goldberg, a real estate investor, and his wife Carol Brown Goldberg, a mixed-media artist. "I don't have to make th...

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  • DC police chief to head National Football League security
DC police chief to head National Football League security

As the NFL's chief security officer, Lanier will supervise security efforts for all 32 teams as well as for major events like the Super Bowl, the league said in a statement . 16, 2016 in Washington . Homicides continued to drop to a low of 88 in 2012, although, slayings increased last year by more than 50 percent, and killings this year are conti...

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  • Ellen DeGeneres Blasted For 'Racist' Usain Bolt Meme
Ellen DeGeneres Blasted For 'Racist' Usain Bolt Meme

DeGeneres shared a clip from the moment on Twitter, an hour after posting the now-controversial piggyback tweet. 'You thought it'd be amusing to post a pic of yourself riding on the back of a Black man? Talk show host and beloved comedian Ellen DeGeneres is known to drop a amusing photoshop or two on her fans at any given time, and she's always...

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  • More mass arrests in Turkey as police raid Istanbul law courts
More mass arrests in Turkey as police raid Istanbul law courts

Yildirim said PKK serves the same goal as FETO, the terrorist organisation led by US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt. Prime Minister Yıldırım also said that they will never punish innocent people, who are not aiming at supporting the FETÖ extremists consciously. No judicial executions have ta...

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  • Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigration applicants
Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigration applicants

During the primary campaign, Trump said he would "bomb the hell" out of the Islamic State, and "I would bomb the s*** out of them". "We are looking to send a positive message that ultimately we disapprove with the rhetoric of the Trump campaign", said Jacob Schriner-Briggs, a member of the YSU College Democrats.

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  • Yemen conflict: Air strike hits MSF hospital in Hajjah
Yemen conflict: Air strike hits MSF hospital in Hajjah

Since March 2015 Washington has supported and sold defense equipment to a coalition of nine countries led by Saudi Arabia carrying out strikes in Yemen. According to a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed "dismay" that civilians, including children, continue to bear the brunt of increased fighting and military opera...

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  • Zambia's president re-elected in close vote after violence
Zambia's president re-elected in close vote after violence

In the election, he narrowly defeated opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema and took office on 25 January 2015. They have demanded a recount of the votes in Lusaka District. "This country is for all of us". "You have an electoral commission that is instigating instability in the country, conniving with the ruling party".

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  • Court rules UK's Labour can omit 1000s from leadership vote
Court rules UK's Labour can omit 1000s from leadership vote

Jeremy Corbyn has secured the backing of nearly 300 Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs), in the latest sign that the favourite remains in pole position to be re-elected leader next month. He then played down the red-baiting of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson, who last week described as "Trotskyist entryists" members who have joined the party in ma...

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