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Woman ordered to remove burkini on beach in France

Some onlookers reportedly applauded as police ordered the woman to take off her blue long-sleeved tunic, leaving her in a sleeveless top and leggings. In an interview published on Wednesday in the La Provence newspaper, he said the belief that women are "impure and that they should therefore be totally covered" was part of an "archaic vision". Read More »

Palestinian man killed after allegedly stabbing Israeli soldier

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Under the 1993 Oslo accords with Israel, Palestinian police are only authorised to operate in 18 per cent of the occupied West Bank, encompassing most of the major Palestinian towns, including Nablus. The crackdown comes amid an 11-month wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence which has largely tapered off in recent weeks. Some 34 Israelis and two visiting Americans have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings but also shootings. Read More »

Never blamed RSS as a body for Gandhi's killing: Rahul to SC

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The RSS, however, has demanded an apology from the Congress Vice President. The bench noted that the Congress leader had filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court while seeking quashing of the defamation complaint against him stating that, at an election rally, he had not blamed RSS as an institution for the assassination of Gandhi but a person associated with it. Read More »

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the cameras leave

Almost 2,000 people died in Hurricane Katrina. President Barack Obama , in Baton Rouge on Tuesday to view the destruction brought last week's historic rainfall, also met with the family of Alton Sterling, who was shot to death during a confrontation with police officers in early July. Read More »

Political Turmoil Drags on South Africa ETF

Treasury spokeswoman, Phumza Macanda said the Hawks police division had contacted Gordhan and that he was taking legal advice. Uncertainty over leadership at the finance ministry is worrying investors as Africa's most developed economy teeters on the edge of recession and credit rating agencies consider downgrading it to "junk" status by year-end. Read More »

Florida announces Zika case hundreds of miles from Miami

The CDC has confirmed that the Zika virus is responsible for causing severe defects in unborn children, including microcephaly, which leaves babies with abnormally small heads and often with brains that do not develop properly. Scott responded to Levine that the state has a responsibility to ensure that the information it issues on Zika is "timely and accurate". In Wynwood, business owners complained to the governor about the economic impacts of the CDC's travel advisory telling pregnant ... Read More »

Midweek Sizzler: Heatwave Alerts For Parts Of UK

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A level-three heatwave alert is in place for the east of England, where high daytime temperatures and warm nights are forecast until early Friday. The alert means there is a 90% chance the maximum threshold temperature for the region, 30C in the East, will also be met the following day. Read More »

Kerry commits to more military aid to Nigeria, US official says

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Corruption creates a ready-made playing field for recruiting extremists. He also commended the effort of the United States in the fight against Boko Haram. On the economy, he assured that the focus of his administration was on the diversification "having learnt our lessons from years of over dependence on oil". Read More »

Putin ready to host Israel-Palestine peace talks: Sisi

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According to Egypt's el Watan news, the Foreign Ministry hosted a group of high school students on Sunday, one of whom asked Shoukry why the deaths of Palestinian children from the conflict with Israel are not considered terrorism. In July Shoukry arrived on an official visit to Jerusalem, the first such visit by an Egyptian FM in over a decade. "President Putin told me he is ready to host the Palestinian president and the Israeli prime minister for direct peace talks in Moscow", Sisi ... Read More »

The Witness Confirmed For September Release On Xbox One

Since the release of Jonathan Blow's masterful puzzle game in January, players with a Microsoft console allegiance have wondered when they'll get their chance to lose their minds over seemingly simple puzzles. The Witness isn't a Sony first-party developed game, and the Xbox One is not the only device Blow and his team are aiming to get their game on. In order to find a way home he has to solve the many puzzles found on this lovely but mysterious island. Read More »

Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children

Both the Ankara and Suruc attacks were blamed on the so-called Islamic State group, reinforcing the suspicion that the militant group was also behind the Gaziantep bombing, the official said . In June this year, IS fighters opened fire on families trying to slip out of the city of Fallujah as Iraqi security forces prepared to move in. He added that ISIS responded to the massive losses incurred in Iraq and Syria by reactivating the group's Heaven's Youth Brigade. Read More »

Experts warn: French tourism industry is on the verge of disaster

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Tourism from major foreign countries has sharply declined year-on-year with 46.2 percent, 35 percent, 27.7 percent, 19.6 percent, and 5.7 percent less visitors from Japanese, Russian, Italian, Chinese, and American tourists respectively. The industry keeps suffering after Islamist terrorists killed 130 people in an attack in Paris past year. Strikes and floods have also taken their toll, overshadowing a boost from the Euro 2016 soccer championships and leaving the tourism industry in need ... Read More »

Obama to visit flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support

Visibly sweating in the humid 92-degree weather, Obama hugged residents as he went from door-to-door asking about flood levels and relief efforts. Obama was criticized for not visiting Baton Rouge after those two incidents. The initial four-parish disaster area has since been expanded by FEMA to include 20 counties. More than 100,000 people have applied for federal aid, Obama said, and so far more than $120 million has been approved. Read More »

Pakistan seals offices of ethnic party accused of violence

Pakistani forces have shuttered the offices of the ethnic party accused of violence after clashes left at least one person dead and several wounded. A day after the fiasco, Altaf Hussain apologized to the military establishment including the army chief and he promised not to use anti-Pakistan slogans again. Read More »

Briton hit murdered Bali policeman during fight: Lawyer

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David Taylor , 35, made the admission last night after 12 hours of questioning. On Saturday Ms Connor, 45, and her boyfriend were declared murder suspects after Mr Sudarsa's bloodied corpse was found on the beach near the Pullman Hotel in Kuta on August 17. Read More »

Video part of review of fatal Louisiana police shooting

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New Orleans police have body-camera and dashcam video that will be part of their investigation into the police shooting death of a man who was accused of stealing a vehicle and shooting a state trooper. He also did not say whether the State Police troopers also at New Orleans and Law streets fired their weapons. The final shootout happened just after 4 p.m. Read More »

Turkey not sure if wedding party bomber a child

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Gurcan said in an email to The Associated Press that IS has been trying to agitate or exploit ethnic and religious tensions in Turkey, and "we know very well to what extent wedding attacks can sow disorder in nation's social fabric from the Afghanistan experience". Read More »

Central California fire forces more evacuations

Residents of 7,000 other homes in the Cajon Pass area were still potentially in the path of the fire, which is burning in heavy brush, and they remained under evacuation orders, Lopez said. Englund said the fire doesn't pose much of the threat to the castle building. "That would be the biggest concern when it comes to the Hearst Castle ". Read More »

Iran chastises Russia for publicizing use of Iranian bases

Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi Moscow was using the country's Hamadan Air Base temporarily, on request. Russia's mission, he said, "is finished, for now", adding Russian Federation "has no base in Iran". After some delay, Russian Federation supplied Iran with its S-300 missile air defence system, evidence of a growing partnership that is testing US influence in the Middle East. Read More »

London mayor calls on Labour Party members to replace leader

Corbyn is favourite to win the leadership contest, supported by thousands of members who swept him to power previous year amid a desire for change, particularly among younger voters who face difficulty in getting jobs and owning homes. Mr Khan's success in recapturing London for Labour last May was a rare bright spot for the party in an otherwise disappointing set of election results. Read More »

Campaign, party officials insist Trump getting back on track

The 30-second spot - titled "Just One " - focuses on national security and portrays the Republican presidential nominee as being unfit to serve as commander-in-chief. The Donald Trump campaign has canceled a major speech on immigration that reportedly was slated for Thursday amidst renewed confusion on his stance on mass deportation. Read More »

Ipswich deserved all the points from East Anglia derby, says Mick McCarthy

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Although the personnel was slightly different, with Youssouf Mulumbu helping Alex Tettey just in front of the back line, the tactics proved effective. "Well quite clearly we didn't win". "I live in a black and white world". "They told me it was onside so, if that be the case, then I'll be battering PGMOL's (Professional Game Match Officials" Board) door down Monday morning with a tirade of "hey, any chance of us getting a decision?' I'll be doing that tonight on the answer machine actually". Read More »

Minnesota man jailed in death of co-worker's 5-year-old girl

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The community of Watkins is still in shock over the abduction and murder of five-year-old Alayna Ertl. Medical examiners have not yet determined the cause of death and the suspect has not yet been charged. Along with the BCA, the Cass and Meeker County sheriff's offices are investigating. Sheriff's deputies and BCA agents continue to canvass the area and local businesses. Read More »

Clinton commits to visiting Louisiana flood sites

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So, while Obama was golfing and Hillary was lounging around Cape Cod with Cher , Trump was down in "bayou country" looking presidential. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, had released a statement before the GOP nominee's visit decrying a "photo-op", but Edwards told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday that Trump had always been welcome if he were coming to be "helpful". Read More »

Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles will carry USA flag during closing ceremony

The gold-medal all-around winning womens gymnastics team: five women — two black, two white, one Latino — were a microcosm of the pluralistic America of Trumpian nightmares. Biles absolutely dominated in every event she competed in this year, and the first time Olympian is going home with a whopping five medals, four of which were gold. Read More »

Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

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In breaking with that approach, Trump appears set on finishing the race on his own terms - win or lose. "Trump still has to answer serious questions hovering over his campaign given his propensity to parrot Putin's talking points, the roster of advisers like Carter Page and Mike Flynn with deep ties to Russia, the recent Russian government hacking and disclosure of Democratic Party records, and reports that Breitbart published articles advocating pro-Kremlin positions on Ukraine", Mook ... Read More »

Villagers: Kashmir teacher killed in Indian army's custody

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Holding the Congress responsible for Kashmir problem, he said if Sardar Patel would have got the responsibility in place of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the issue would have not arisen. India has been "constructively engaging" with the UN's Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) to project the correct picture in violence-hit Jammu and Kashmir, a senior government official said on Thursday. Read More »

EU's Juncker says Turkey must meet conditions for visa-free travel

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the "barbaric" attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday appeared to be a suicide bombing. These bloodthirsty organizations and the powers behind them have neither the will nor the power to silence the calls to prayer, lower the flag, divide our motherland, and break up our nation. Read More »

Erdogan: ISIS likely behind deadly attack at wedding

The explosion was the latest attack to rock the key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member in a horrific year that has seen strikes blamed on Kurdish and Islamist militants as well as a bloody July 15 botched coup. The bride and groom - Besna and Nurettin Akdogan - survived the attack and were in hospital, but were not critically wounded, state-run Anadolu news agency reported . Read More »

Iraq hangs 36 men for Camp Speicher massacre

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The men had been found guilty of involvement in the Speicher massacre in 2014 - named after a training camp near Tikrit where the recruits were rounded up. "The governor of Dhiqar, Yahya Al-Nasseri and Justice Minister Haidar Al-Zamili were present to oversee the executions", Abdelhassan Dawood said. "The use of the death penalty is deplorable in all circumstances, and it is particularly horrendous when applied after grossly unfair trials marred by allegations of confessions extracted under ... Read More »