• Two Rowing Golds For Britain At Rio Olympics
Two Rowing Golds For Britain At Rio Olympics

The pair dominated the field to take victory in 7:18.29 ahead of New Zealand and Denmark who completed the medal podium. The Danish pair Hedvig Rasmussen and Anne Andersen , who almost beat Stanning and Glover in the quarters, held off the more fancied New Zealand pair of Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown in the second semi-final, a ...

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  • Mobile services snapped in Kashmir, only state-run BSNL working
Mobile services snapped in Kashmir, only state-run BSNL working

Authorities Police had imposed restrictions and curfew in all the 10 district headquarters of the Valley in addition to Handwara, Kupwara, Sopore, Trehgam and Qaimoh. Geelani, the Mirwaiz and JKLF chairman Mhammad Yasin Malik have been spearheading the ongoing protests against recent civilian killings in the valley.

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  • UK's Labour Party at war over who can vote in leader race
UK's Labour Party at war over who can vote in leader race

East Devon, Newton Abbot, North Cornwall, South East Cornwall, Totnes and Truro and Falmouth have all also come out in support of Mr Corbyn. The High Court ruled on Monday that new members were entitled to a vote under the party's rule book.

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  • Liverpool City Region: Labour mayoral candidate to be announced
Liverpool City Region: Labour mayoral candidate to be announced

Given Labour's strength on Merseyside Mr Rotheram is now expected to see off candidates from other mainstream political parties at the metro mayor election next May. The area's new mayor will oversee transport, planning and post-16 education, as well as a £900m, 30-year investment fund. Joe Anderson: A former merchant seaman, he was a Liverpool c...

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  • Kansas boy who died at water park was decapitated
Kansas boy who died at water park was decapitated

The rafts that plummet down the massive slide are supposed to hold between 400 and 550 pounds - usually carrying three people at a time . The park reopened Wednesday except for the sprawling section including the waterslide, although its towering profile greeting visitors as soon as they drove through the entrance.

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  • Olympics: Taiwan's Hsu wins women's 53kg weightlifting gold
Olympics: Taiwan's Hsu wins women's 53kg weightlifting gold

Yajun set an Olympic record in the first round snatch by lifting 101 kilos to take the lead into the clean and jerk. Hsu finished second at London 2012 but the victor, Zulfiya Chinshanlo, tested positive in a recent reanalysis of samples and is suspended.

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  • Syrian opposition groups break siege in Aleppo
Syrian opposition groups break siege in Aleppo

The al-Qaida affiliate now known as the Levant Conquest Front (LCF) pushed government forces and allied fighters out of a number of military colleges, a warehouse, a bakery, a vehicle park and a section of a major road in the southern Ramouseh district where fighting has raged for a week.

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  • KM Mani Snaps Ties With UDF in Kerala, Won't Join LDF
KM Mani Snaps Ties With UDF in Kerala, Won't Join LDF

Congress also did not denounce Mani over the scam and protected him even after it suffered setback, Sudheeran said. "Faith and love among the front partners has eroded and we are considered as an enemy". State Congress president V.M. Sudheeran said Mani would regret the decision. "We had tried to address all the genuine concerns of the KC (M)". H...

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  • Italy's Garozzo stuns Massialas, wins gold in men's foil
Italy's Garozzo stuns Massialas, wins gold in men's foil

Massialas hung his head after losing the men's foil final to Daniele Garozzo of Italy 15-11 in the Carioca 3 Arena and was comforted by his father, Greg, who is also his coach. Massialas rallied with seven straight points, drawing the crowd to its feet with his winning touch. One American, Alexander Massialas of San Francisco, beat Richard Kruse ...

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  • Chicago Tribune Demands: Let Gary Johnson Debate
Chicago Tribune Demands: Let Gary Johnson Debate

There were no televised debates in 1968, the past year that a third-party candidate won electoral votes. A new poll found just 38 percent of 18- to 30-year-olds have a favorable view of Hillary Clinton, while just 21 percent like Donald Trump.

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  • Clashes in Anantnag, Shopian, curfew in many parts of Valley
Clashes in Anantnag, Shopian, curfew in many parts of Valley

In another incident, a youth was killed when security forces opened fire on the protestors at Khan Sahab town in central Kashmir district of Budgam. Senior police official in Srinagar told IBNS: "We are trying maximum restraint during the protest and we did not want any fatalities during the stone pelting".

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  • Billionaire Warren Buffett ready to take on Donald Trump
Billionaire Warren Buffett ready to take on Donald Trump

Buffett said he would meet Trump "any place, any time " with a copy of his returns. Referring to Trump's recent criticism of the Muslim parents of a USA soldier who was killed in Iraq after the father had chastised Trump for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, Buffett invoked the rebuke aimed at the late Sen.

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  • Pope urges clergy to go into world and tend to needy
Pope urges clergy to go into world and tend to needy

Invited guests, among them camp survivors and Christian Poles who saved Jews during the war, stood in respect as the pope arrived, his vehicle driving parallel to the rail tracks once used to transport the victims to their death there. "'Sofa-happiness!' A sofa that promises us hours of comfort so we can escape to the world of videogames and spend ...

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  • Obama: All parties in Turkey should support Erdogan gov't
Obama: All parties in Turkey should support Erdogan gov't

It is unclear who was behind the coup. Pakistan's government and opposition leaders condemned on Saturday the deadly but thwarted coup attempt by a faction of the Turkish military against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rule as they praised the people of Turkey for supporting democracy.

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  • Zimbabwe police summon protest movement pastor
Zimbabwe police summon protest movement pastor

Further shutdowns are scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday in a surge of public opposition to President Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule as an economic crisis worsens. Mawarire's arrest comes a day before another round of nationwide protests planned for Wednesday. Yesterday, a Harare Magistrate released Promise Mukwanazi on $300 bail.

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  • Armed Robbers Used 'Pokemon Go' App to Lure Victims, Police Say
Armed Robbers Used 'Pokemon Go' App to Lure Victims, Police Say

Police said the suspects may have been involved in multiple similar robberies in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles. Criminals have found a way to use Pokemon GO to attract unwitting victims. After collecting the creatures, players can improve them and use them to do battle. In the "augmented reality" game, which was released on Jul...

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  • CIBC buys PrivateBancorp in $3.8 billion deal
CIBC buys PrivateBancorp in $3.8 billion deal

The cash-and-stock deal will give CIBC , the Canada's fifth-largest lender, a presence in 11 US markets beyond Chicago - including southeastern Wisconsin - and leverage its existing wealth-management platform in the country, the Toronto-based bank said Wednesday in a statement.

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  • Over 24 Hours of Storms, Lightning Kills 74
Over 24 Hours of Storms, Lightning Kills 74

The government has announced compensation of Rs. 400,000 (£4,000) for each of the lightning victims' families as relief. Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon has further advanced in Bihar covering nearly the entire state including the capital.

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  • Muhammad Ali funeral planned as interfaith service
Muhammad Ali funeral planned as interfaith service

He had been treated for a respiratory problem in a Scottsdale, Arizona, hospital, but the man who often proclaimed himself "The Greatest" also fought Parkinson's disease for 32 years. A family spokesperson says his body will be driven through the city streets. Freedom Hall was the site of Ali's last fight in his home town on November 29, 1961, agai...

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  • Pakistani officer dies of wounds from Afghan border clashes
Pakistani officer dies of wounds from Afghan border clashes

Pakistan confirmed that two of its border guards and nine civilians were injured in what it called "an unprovoked shooting", while Afghanistan said one of its soldiers was "martyred" and six other Afghans were wounded in the incident. A shopkeeper in Torkham , Ajab Gul Momand, said the bazaar was closed as a result of the last night fire exchang...

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  • Strikes on rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo kill 13
Strikes on rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo kill 13

Russian Federation on Monday reiterated its support to Syria and said that it will provide "the most active" air support for Syrian ground troops in and around the city of Aleppo to prevent terrorists from seizing it. Russia's military intervention in support of Damascus in September has helped bolster Assad's government. Idlib has been a rel...

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  • Johnny Depp's hand injury stemmed from Amber Heard row
Johnny Depp's hand injury stemmed from Amber Heard row

A report from one day earlier also detailed the actor's alleged short fuse: Heard told friends last summer that her soon-to-be ex had injured his hand punching a wall during a March 2015 argument in Australia between the two of them, according to Entertainment Tonight.

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  • Pakistani supporters hold prayers for slain Taliban chief
Pakistani supporters hold prayers for slain Taliban chief

They say they want justice. "The Taliban is not likely to come with the government of Afghanistan shortly", despite the organisation's new leaders to the table for peace talks, US President Barack Obama said Thursday. Qasim said. "I appeal to the civilized world, including all those human rights bodies, to investigate the brutal murder of my brot...

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  • Sanders Willing to Attend Fox News-Sponsored Debate; Clinton Mum
Sanders Willing to Attend Fox News-Sponsored Debate; Clinton Mum

As Sanders focuses on trying to win California, in the hopes of convincing superdelegates that Hillary Clinton has lost momentum and would lose a general election to Donald Trump , he is testing the nerves of Democrats who think he's misrepresenting his overall chances.

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  • Moody's: Positive deal on Greece, but high risks remain
Moody's: Positive deal on Greece, but high risks remain

Eurozone finance ministers early Wednesday agreed to unlock $11.5 billion in bailout funds for Greece after the debt plagued country's reform efforts won approval in Brussels. Finance ministry officials said the promise to lighten Greece's debt load should make it easier for the country to start tapping worldwide bond markets, from which...

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