• Nigerian Oil Militants Declare Ceasefire, Ready to Negotiate
Nigerian Oil Militants Declare Ceasefire, Ready to Negotiate

The NDA, which has claimed responsibility for a spate of bombings of oil facilities in the Niger Delta, weekend, made a U-turn as it expressed readiness to dialogue with the Federal Government. The government blamed two such attacks on Friday on the NDA while a second group, identifying itself as the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), c...

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  • Korean Kim wins by five strokes in Greensboro
Korean Kim wins by five strokes in Greensboro

The 21-year-old cashed in US$1.08 million, after tying the 72-hole tournament record set by Carl Petterson in 2008. Hideki Matsuyama and Brandt Snedeker were 15-under after each shot a 67. "I think I started laughing, walking down the fairway", he said. Ballesteros went on to win the British Open three months later, the first of five major ch...

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  • Singapore PM taken ill while addressing the nation
Singapore PM taken ill while addressing the nation

Lee had been on his feet for more than two hours when he stunned the audience as he slouched over the lectern before cameras cut away to his listeners during a live broadcast. His rally speech has been disrupted. Neighbouring Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak posted on Twitter: "Heard that you're not feeling well. His heart is fine and he did...

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  • Ankara's rapprochement with Moscow may dramatically estrange Turkey from West
Ankara's rapprochement with Moscow may dramatically estrange Turkey from West

Those projects were put on ice with trade between the two countries plunging 43 percent in January-May this year to $6.1 billion, and Turkey's tourism industry seeing visitor numbers from Russian Federation fall by 93 percent. It was Erdogan's first foreign trip since last month's failed military coup, which left Turkey's relationship with the ...

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  • John Kerry to meet Buhari, northern govs over Boko Haram
John Kerry to meet Buhari, northern govs over Boko Haram

According to a statement issued by the Information Office of the U.S Embassy in Abuja on Friday, Kerry would hold meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Northern Governors. "He will also meet with northern governors and religious leaders", the statement also said. On his last visit to the region in May 2015, Kerry became the first secretary...

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  • 'Provocative' burkini swimwear BANNED from Corsican beach after violent clashes
'Provocative' burkini swimwear BANNED from Corsican beach after violent clashes

The French government has defended municipal bans on body-covering burkini swimwear but called on mayors to try and cool tensions between communities. "Swimwear displaying religious affiliation in an ostentatious way, while France and its religious sites are now the target of terrorist attacks, could create risks of trouble to public order".

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  • Apple Is Now Accepting Donations for Louisiana Flood Relief
Apple Is Now Accepting Donations for Louisiana Flood Relief

Hillary Clinton published a statement on Facebook about her response to the Louisiana flooding. Multi-day rainfall totals from Louisiana flood, August 2016. While a White House spokeswoman said the president also spoke with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to get an update after Fugate's visit to the area, there are now no confirmed plans for Ob...

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  • South China Sea: China Flies Bombers, Fighters Over Disputed Islands
South China Sea: China Flies Bombers, Fighters Over Disputed Islands

Washington, in turn, accuses Beijing of carrying out what it calls a land reclamation program in the South China Sea by building artificial islands in the disputed areas. Chinese Air Force aircraft, including several H-6 long bombers and Su-30 aircraft, have inspected the airspace around the Nansha (Spratly) and Huangyan (Scarborough Shoal) islan...

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  • US cuts military advisers to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
US cuts military advisers to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The humanitarian group, also known as Médecins Sans Frontier, or MSF, said it had no other option. MSF said the August 15 airstrike on Abs Hospital killed 19 people and left 24 injured. Pentagon officials, however, insist that the drawdown is unrelated to worldwide concerns about civilian deaths, and that it "does not diminish U.S.

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  • Kerala govt drops plan for online sale of liquor during Onam
Kerala govt drops plan for online sale of liquor during Onam

Excise Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan had said the proposal was yet to come up before the government. Bevco (Kerala State Beverages Corporation) which is equivalent to the TASMAC in Tamil Nadu started shutting down their stores and the same happened with Consumerfed.

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  • 10-year-old killed on world's tallest waterslide was decapitated, reports say
10-year-old killed on world's tallest waterslide was decapitated, reports say

Caleb Schwab was at Schlitterbahn with his mom, dad and brothers. Police said the boy died from a neck injury. "We always ride our rides first", Schooley said. Inspecting and ensuring the safety of water park rides varies from state to state, and there is no federal oversight for permanent rides. He was killed Sunday while riding the 168-foot ...

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  • Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble
Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble

The image of the stunned and tired looking boy, sitting in an orange chair inside an ambulance covered in dust and with blood on his face, encapsulates the horrors inflicted on the war-ravaged northern city and is being widely shared on social media.

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  • Pennsylvania's attorney general is resigning
Pennsylvania's attorney general is resigning

Kane has claimed she was targeted by former state prosecutors who sought to stop her from releasing sexually graphic and raunchy emails shared by several state officials. During the trial, Kane declined to testify, and her defence team did not call a single witness to the stand. A short time later, after jurors returned to the courtroom, lead def...

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  • Michael Conlan aims foul-mouthed tirade at AIBA after Rio 2016 exit
Michael Conlan aims foul-mouthed tirade at AIBA after Rio 2016 exit

Once he discovered he was behind, Conlan was forced to be more aggressive and he won the second round on all three judges' card and this is reflected in the stats. This isn't the first time Conlan has had a problem with the Amateur International Boxing Association ( AIBA ). "Afterwards, it's his personal judgement", he said.

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  • Olympics: North Korea's Ri wins Rio men's vault gold
Olympics: North Korea's Ri wins Rio men's vault gold

Hong Un Jong, the 2008 Olympic champion, was fourth in the women's vault on Sunday. "It does not mean anything to me". "I think it will bring a sense of victory and courage to my country". I had the confidence that I could win. Ri scored 15.616 points on his first attempt, after executing a vault with a hard value of 6.4 points. It was the th...

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  • Thai police probing bombing link to southern violence
Thai police probing bombing link to southern violence

Police have rejected that theory and also ruled out worldwide terrorist groups , insisting the bombings were acts of "local sabotage". The timing of the attacks gives credence to the theory that domestic dissidents were behind it: The explosions occurred several days after Thais approved a new constitution in a referendum that critics say will e...

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  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on India's Independence Day
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on India's Independence Day

TODAY we are celebrating our Independence Day with a new zeal snd vigor. The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the federal and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals, Radio Pakistan reported. "I look forward to working with Prime Minister Sharif to further strengthen the relationship between our two countries, and to working together on glob...

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  • Lawyers across country remember victims of Quetta blast
Lawyers across country remember victims of Quetta blast

According to medical staff, up to 60 of those killed were lawyers who were there to mourn the death of the president of the Baluchistan Bar Association, Bilal Anwar Kasi , who had been assassinated earlier on Monday by gunmen while on his way to court.

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  • Fort Worth family among Gold Star families signing open letter to Trump
Fort Worth family among Gold Star families signing open letter to Trump

Ghazala also noted that her faith and culture were not the reasons why she chose to remain silent during the speech. "While I feel deeply for the loss of his son, Mr Khan who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate thi...

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  • Backed Syrian Arab-Kurdish alliance retakes key border town of Manbij
Backed Syrian Arab-Kurdish alliance retakes key border town of Manbij

The last remaining IS fighters abandoned the city of Manbij near the Turkish border on Friday after a rout the Pentagon said showed the extremists were "on the ropes". Manbij was under the control of ISIS since July 2015 and considered as important to them as the area lies on a key supply route between Turkish border and Syrian city of Raqqa, which...

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  • Swiss train attack: Man sets fire, kills passenger
Swiss train attack: Man sets fire, kills passenger

A 27-year man set fire to flammable liquid and stabbed six passengers on a train travelling between Buchs and Sennwald in Switzerland at about 2:20 p.m. Swiss police said that there was so far no indication that an attacker's knife rampage on a train, which injured six passengers, was an act of terror.

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  • Hillary Clinton releases tax returns, blasts Trump for not doing so
Hillary Clinton releases tax returns, blasts Trump for not doing so

Hillary has been running for president for decades and her tax returns show it", said Joseph Thorndike, director of the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts and author of the "Politics of Federal Taxation" column for Tax Notes magazine.

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  • 'Canada has to change,' reaction to MMIW inquiry
'Canada has to change,' reaction to MMIW inquiry

It has an estimated cost of $53.8 million - nearly $14 million greater than previous projections. "The MMIW Inquiry's mandate is slated to end in 2018 and in the meantime, we look forward to an interim report which should contain immediate recommendations and direct action".

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  • Terror on Swiss Train as passengers attacked with 'knife and fire'
Terror on Swiss Train as passengers attacked with 'knife and fire'

The attack took place on Saturday at around 2:20 p.m, just before the entered Salt Station in the canton of St Gallen in north eastern Switzerland . The victims included two men aged 17 and 50, three women aged 17, 34 and 43 and the six-year-old child.

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  • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to visit Milton Keynes on Saturday
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to visit Milton Keynes on Saturday

The hustings in Gateshead, hosted by Sky's Sophy Ridge, was plunged into darkness for a minute as the rivals debated the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system. "Jeremy can't do that and that's why we need to change the leader of the Labour party". "I don't want to be engaged in a protest movement, talking to myself".

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