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Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada


The former Alabama player had a seven-hole stretch without a par, making three straight birdies, three straight bogeys and a par. The following are second-round Canadian scores for the 2016 CP Women's Open. The 19-year-old New Zealander won in 2012 at Vancouver Golf Club at 15 years, 4 months to become the LPGA Tour's youngest victor and fifth amateur champion. Read More »

India talks tough with Pakistan, says willing to discuss terror

Pakistan's description of Wani as a "Kashmiri leader" angered India as did its offer to send relief material to Kashmir , which has been under curfew for many days. Pakistan on Thursday asked the world community to play its role in the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying it wants to resolve it in a peaceful manner and through result-oriented and sustained dialogue. Read More »

Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie says goodbye in his hometown

And while Flank is skeptical that any Canadian band will reach the status that the Tragically Hip has achieved, Smyth said there might one day be another Canadian band that speaks to Canadian's like the Hip have. Those at the concert, which was broadcast live across Canada, experienced a whirlwind of feelings, with Downie, 52, breaking down in tears as he crooned his hit "Grace, Too" before departing the stage, according to the Washington Post . Read More »

Development alone is not the answer, says Modi

She welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that dialogue is important for a lasting solution. The fact that students from Kashmir studying outside the state did not face any problems because of the unrest proves the fact that people in other parts of the county love Kashmiris, said the chief minister. Read More »

Turkey claims strikes on Syria 'terror groups'

Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered Jarablus, one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border, on Wednesday. Ankara backed Syrian rebels to gain control of Jarablus last week. The Jarablus Military Council, part of the SDF, had said earlier on Saturday that Turkish planes hit the village of al-Amarna south of Jarablus, causing civilian casualties. Read More »

Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

The Jarablus Military Council is supported by the USA -backed and Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces. The YPG is believed to have fired rockets at two Turkish tanks six or seven kilometers south of Jarablus as Turkish-backed rebels were advancing south, Anadolu said. Read More »

Korea threatens to fire at truce village holding US, S. Korea troops

North Korea is threatening to shoot the bright lights aimed at their guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone, accusing the USA and South Korea of " deliberate provocations ". Under the Korean War armistice, the two sides are barred from carrying out any hostile acts within or across the 2.5-mile-wide DMZ. The council expressed "serious concern" that North Korea carried out the launches after six ballistic missile firings between April and June "in flagrant disregard" of its repeated statements ... Read More »

Ariana Just Added Two Tiny Tattoos To Her Vast Collection

Woo , where each got some new ink. First up? The letter A, which she placed on her thumb. "I think this is my 13th ✨ ♡", she captioned another snap. Frankie spoke to Daily Mail after exiting the CBB house that the first two things he did was reunite with his mother, and then call his unbelievable sister, Ariana Grande, 23, on FaceTime! Photos of the two kissing obviously didn't help. Read More »

Nawaz names 22 MPs to build Kashmir case

In what can rake up a fresh round of wrangling between India and Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif on Saturday nominated 22 parliamentarians to highlight the plight of Kashmiris in United Nations in Septemeber. He said that Pakistan welcomes the UN Secretary General's offer and would be ready to engage in a dialogue to resolve the Jammu & Kashmir dispute. The Pakistan PM's move comes at a time when Kashmir is witnessing unrest following the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani by Indian security ... Read More »

Separatists leaders Geelani, Mirwaiz detained ahead of proposed protest march


Kashmir's chief Muslim cleric Mirwaiz Umar Faro-oq was on Thursday eveni-ng arrested by the police from his residence. "If we don't impose a curfew what do we do?" Terming the unrest in the Kashmir Valley a "political problem" which requires a "political solution", the Mirwaiz told CNN News18 that all stakeholders, including Pakistan, should be included in any proposed talks over the Kashmir issue. Read More »

Drake Surprises Rihanna With Billboard to Celebrate MTV VMAs Win


After getting wind of Drake's very public display of affection, the " Love on the Brain " singer shared a photo of the massive gift on Instagram, writing, " When he extra! ". " Drake would make her his girlfriend in a second if he could". Of course, Rihanna couldn't be more touched by the giant surprise. The rapper's grand gesture further fuels rumours the pair, who reportedly dated back in 2009 and 2014, are back together. Read More »

Canada commits more money and troops to peacekeeping

While deploying 600 troops would represent a dramatic increase from the 19 deployed on United Nations missions at the end of July, he said it's still not a sizable contingent. As of the end of July, 19 Canadian troops were deployed on peacekeeping missions, The Canadian Press wire service reported, and the new 600 figure will bring Canada more in line with its peacekeeping commitment during the 1990s. Read More »

Assad Regime Likely Kept Undeclared Chemical Weapons


As Foreign Policy notes, this potential development is a political shot to Obama's diplomacy because the president has used the negotiations with Syria as proof the USA can get results without muscular action in the effort to suppress the spread of weapons in the Middle East. Read More »

Officer shot in neck after protecting a father from his son


Crisp didn't identify the officer, saying some family hadn't yet been notified because they've been out of town. Chief Crisp says Stalans has three small children and had been with the department for several years. The Marysville Daily Times newspaper had previously named the popular police officer as their "Readers' Choice Police Officer" in 2011. "We just ask that our community continue to pray for the family of Officer Moats and for the men and women in uniform as we go through this ... Read More »

Here's what the weather is looking like this bank holiday weekend


One of the biggest casualties of the weather then was the Llyn Peninsula's Glass Butter Beach festival - where these campers found their tents ripped off the ground. A Met Office spokesman said: "Outbreaks of rain will develop over central United Kingdom through the course of Saturday, and by the evening are likely to be heavy at times". Read More »

Iran: Forces will warn any vessel after US warship incident

Navy enters the Iranian maritime domain, they will definitely receive warning", Mr. Dehghan was quoted by the Iranian Students News Agency as saying on Thursday. News of the incident with the U.S.S. Nitze comes as the Obama administration continues to come under pressure to defend the Iranian nuclear deal. Read More »

Denbigh High School celebrating "great" GCSE results

In the new national basics measure of English and maths, Maltings Academy scored 67 percent with 81 per cent of students achieving A* to C grades in English and 69 per cent in maths. Students and staff at Montsaye Academy are celebrating a second successful results day this year with the release today of the outcomes for GCSE and equivalent examinations. Read More »

Judge rejects prosecutor's right to appeal Oscar Pistorius' sentence


However‚ the state went to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to get the conviction replaced with the of murder. Masipa presided over Pistorius's lengthy trial in the glare of the world's media, and South African law empowers the trial judge to grant or reject applications to appeal their own judgements. Read More »

Top French court makes initial ruling to suspend burkini ban

Yardena noted one model featuring an elastic shawl that can be used both as a hijab and a traditional head cover of the sort favored by haredi and modern Orthodox women. Sacranie's brand has won awards for Islamic swimwear, and plenty of non-Muslim women who simply want to be more covered up also buy her clothes, she said. Read More »

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

Turkish military forces entered Syria on 24 August to take control of the border town of Jarabulus before it could be secured by Syrian Kurdish forces that are supported by the US-led coalition. "And this is what's being happening in Jarablus right now". Ankara had in March given the White House a list of "moderate fighters" - 1,800, but with the promise of 600 more - that would efficiently perform the operation, the source said. Read More »

Clinton's lead over Trump down to 3 points in new poll


The former secretary of state noted Trump's compliments of noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and laid into Trump's recent appointment of the former head of the website Breitbart , Steve Bannon, as his campaign CEO. "From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia ." she said. "The people of this country who want their laws enforced and respected, respected by all, and who want their borders secured are not racist", Trump said. Read More »

Turkey unveils 3rd Istanbul bridge linking Europe with Asia


Erdogan later traveled over the bridge in a heavily guarded bus. The length of the bridge is 2,164 meters. ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday created to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and ease congestion in Istanbul. Read More »

North Korea claims it's now able to nuke United States mainland


A North Korean defector in South Korea says Kim will likely focus on improving people's lives within the regime to prevent defections, ... but that move could eventually be counterproductive for the people. "But it does not look easy for us to do so immediately, given various factors", said a military official. Kim Keun-sik, a professor of political diplomacy at South Korea's Kyungnam University told JoongAng Ilbo the SLBM could be the "trademark" of the Kim Jong Un period of rule, since ... Read More »

Kurds begin to exit northern Syria

Russia's air force has been waging a devastating aerial campaign against Syrian rebels - including IS - but also targeting militia backed by Turkey. Backed by the US-led coalition, the Kurdish-Arab SDF alliance is deemed the main force fighting the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Syria . Read More »

MQM Offices SEALED across Punjab

The mayhem that began after Muttahida Qaumi Movement ( MQM ) chief Altaf Hussain's speech is a game being played by the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) government to divert attention from the Panama Papers and Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, claimed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda. Read More »

Five people die in the sea at Camber Sands


Relatives of Nitharsan Ravi, 22, said they felt "very angry" at the lack of response from the authorities following the death of Gustavo Silva Da Cruz, 19, at Camber Sands, near Rye, East Sussex. They have now been identified after an operation involving the HM Coastguard, local council, rescue helicopter, RNLI lifeboat and emergency services - which sadly could not save their lives. Read More »