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Clinton's foundation to alter donations policy if elected


Former President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton, discuss the Clinton Global Initiative University during the closing plenary session on the second day of the 2014 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona March 22, 2014. Read More »

China seeks gold domination in Rio table tennis

According to Xinhua, the victory gave the Asian powerhouse its 28th gold medal of the prestigious quadrennial sporting event since the table tennis was introduced at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. The next singles match between Yu Mengyu, who was also eliminated in the singles quarter-finals, and Jeon Jihee was a tense affair, as the Korean world No 11 paddler - buoyed by chants of "Daehan Minguk" from the fans in the arena - took the first two games 11-8, 11-4. Read More »

US says $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners

The Iranian didn't actually get the money until all three hostages were on their way out of Tehran on January 17th aboard a Swiss Air Force carrier. "Once that happened, an Iranian cargo plane was allowed to bring the cash home from a Geneva airport that day", The Wall Street Journal reported. Read More »

Thailand bomb attacks likely meant to rupture tourism


Analysts say suspicion would inevitably on fall on enemies of the ruling junta beaten in the referendum or insurgents from Muslim-majority provinces in the south of the mostly Buddhist country. Since 2004, a low-intensity but brutal war between government troops and insurgents has killed more than 6,500 people in the southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat that border Malaysia. Read More »

Brazilians Re-Embrace Neymar, Hope He Can Give Them Gold

Maybe Neymar and the crew can salvage something for the hosts. Newly minted with his second straight Olympic silver medal in the triple jump - countryman Christian Taylor won gold, also just as in 2012 - Clay clambered over the barrier separating the track from the stands, climbed a few rows to meet his girlfriend, bent down on one knee and popped the question. Read More »

Children shocked on amusement park ride


Children on a CT carnival ride got more than the thrills they were after Tuesday afternoon when authorities say the attraction gave them an electric shock. All six of those kids have now been treated and released from the hospital, according to local police. They did not have to stay overnight. An investigation is now underway to determine the cause of the malfunction. Read More »

Child zip-tied to bed


Jennifer Denen , 30, and her 47-year-old boyfriend, Clarence Reed , were arrested Friday after officers found Denen's daughter covered in bruises and dried blood. She had marks on her wrists where she had been restrained and appeared to be malnourished. The couple had five other kids under their roof, including an 11-month old that was their only child together. Read More »

Iwobi ruled out for four weeks

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted to the official Arsenal website that Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud may miss the encounter. The Gunners are having an injury crisis at the start of the season. The Gunners found themselves 4-1 down at one point and had a late rally to thank, along with Liverpool losing concenration, for making the scoreline respectable. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn sets out plans to renationalise rail services in North East

Mrs Phillips said: "I will be forever disappointed that the Labour Party seems incapable of putting a woman in the top job". "Sorry Tom, it is nonsense - and I think he knows it's nonsense". "I simply want to ensure that organisations like the Alliance for Workers Liberty, who have instructed all their members to join the Labour Party and target our youth sections for recruitment, are dealt with under our rules". Read More »

Guy Who Taunted 'Dirty Arabs' for Years Accused in Killing


Stanley Vernon Majors, 61, killed last Friday his Lebanese next-door neighbor on the front porch of Jabara family's home, weeks after being released from prison for running over the victim's mother, US media reported . Jabara Williams also pointed out that Majors was allegedly able to kill her brother because he was awaiting trial for hitting her mother with a vehicle. Read More »

Iran lawmaker confirms Russia using Iranian base

It was reported on Tuesday that Russian warplanes used an Iranian airbase for the first time for military actions in Syria. Russia's use of the Iranian air base comes amid intense fighting for the Syrian city of Aleppo, where Syrian Opposition members are battling Syrian regime forces backed by the Russian military and as Moscow and Washington are working towards a deal on Syria that could see them cooperate more closely. Read More »

Australia agrees to close unconstitutional refugee detention camp on Manus Island

The allegations against Australian guards are the latest reports of mistreatment to emerge over the year from the regional processing centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. Some are unhappy at the prospect of hundreds of asylum seekers being resettled in their country. Attempts by refugees to travel from Southeastern Asia countries to Australia have declined significantly as a result. Read More »

Conservatives react to Trump campaign hires


Two Trump campaign aides confirmed the staff's reshuffle early Wednesday, requesting anonymity to discuss personnel changes without permission. And it sent a signal, perhaps more clear than ever, that the real-estate mogul intends to finish this race on his own terms, with friends who share his instincts at his side. Read More »

UN rights boss appeals to India, Pakistan for Kashmir access


Earlier this week, Pakistan formally invited India for a dialogue on Kashmir in a letter which was handed over to the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad. "Balochistan is an integral part of a democratic Pakistan and follies of a dictator can not empower the Indian Prime Minister to speak on our internal issues", he stated in a statement. Read More »

German police arrest man over suspected bomb plot


Brandenburg Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke reportedly said that the man had been under police surveillance for some time. A police spokesman in the east German city of Frankfurt an der Oder said explosives had been found in the man's home and that he was a German national. Read More »

US 'concerned' over violence in Kashmir

The BJP reaction came after Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raking up the Balochistan issue in his Independence Day address to the nation from the Red Fort here. Anti-India feelings run strong in Muslim-majority Indian-Kashmir, where most people favor independence or a merger with Pakistan. New Delhi in turn accused Islamabad of exporting "international terrorism, cross-border infiltrators, weapons, narcotic and fake currency". Read More »

US President Obama warns Democrats against being overconfident over Hillary Clinton victory

And while the First Family's previous vacations on the little island off the coast of MA have been relatively low-key, in Obama's last vacation there as the president there's a new boss in town, and his name is Vacation Dad. Obama has vacationed on the MA island for many years, including before he became president and during seven of his eight Oval Office summers. Obama pointedly did not mention Donald Trump by name and said he's exhausted of talking about the Republican candidate. Read More »

DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL


Despite a spike in homicides past year, her approval rating suffered only slightly. A year later, she was named Chief of Police, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Homicides dropped under Lanier's tenure - in 2012 the number plummeted to 88, the lowest in a half-century - but spiked last summer, raising questions about some of the chief's new initiatives, such as disbanding a squad of officers that targeted drug markets to address changes in the narcotic trade. Read More »

Ellen DeGeneres Claps Back After "Racist Tweet" Goes Viral

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 up to speed on the current internet fads. Ellen has since taken to her profile to insist that she was definitely not being racist, saying that it was "the furthest thing from who she is". Read More »

Turkey to join Iran, Russia in Syrian peace project

Since then, support for bringing back the death penalty has increased in Turkey. He referred to Monday's PKK vehicle bomb attack against a traffic police station in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir, which martyred one child and five police officers. Read More »

State Department to turn over emails recovered from Clinton server


The announcement that thousands of Clinton emails will be released comes at the same time that rumors are circulating about the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department investigating "pay for play" allegations within the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hillary Clinton's non-profit organization, which received large donations from foreign business leaders while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State. Read More »

Third French beach town bans Muslim burkini swimsuit

The ban was imposed at a special council session on Sunday in Sisco amid tensions over the brawl, in which five people were hurt. The spat began when tourists took a picture of a group of 10 North Africans, including a pregnant woman and children, who were sitting on a beach. Read More »

Farmer's Almanac predicts snowy, frigid winter


The Old Farmer's Almanac suggests that there will be a hurricane threat in mid-June and the hottest times will be from mid-June through mid-August. Of course, any winter will seem colder than normal after last winter's near-record warmth in Upstate New York. Read More »

Germany calls for "air bridge" to supply besieged Aleppo

The operation, in which US special forces played a significant role, marks the most ambitious advance by a group allied to Washington in Syria since the United States launched its military campaign against Islamic State two years ago. "(They should) sit down at the table and negotiate", Bogdanov told the RIA news agency, saying he would meet representatives of the Syrian opposition in the Qatari capital, Doha, on August 16. Read More »

Germany: Man Wounded in Early-Morning Scuffle in Cologne


A pedestrian walks past the site of attack in Cologne , Germany on August 15, 2016. She said police received emergency calls at 3.45 a.m. (0145 GMT) reporting that several people were involved in an argument and police found blood and broken panes of glass at the scene. Read More »

South Sudan not fighting UN over troops plan


South Sudan has previously rejected the resolution claiming it "seriously undermines" its sovereignty. Ateny Wek Ateny, the president's spokesman, said he could not comment since he was still going through the report . The decision from the Transitional Government of National Unity was reached during the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by President Salva Kiir. Read More »

Syrian army repels rebel advances southwest of Aleppo city

Turkey's CNN Turk television reported that the explosion took place at the entrance of Atmeh refugee camp in Syria, near the border crossing, citing local sources. But opposition activists and militant websites said Monday that the insurgents retreated following a massive government counterattack. At least 327 people have also been killed in clashes in the neighbouring province of Aleppo . Read More »