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Outrage as at least 56 civilians killed in Syria airstrike

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Manbij's population density, which is estimated to be in the tens of thousands, makes it hard to avoid civilian deaths. Al-Hussein said that civilians run the risk of getting "killed if they leave their homes or attempt to flee". United States-led air strikes are supporting allied rebel forces on the ground in an operation to recapture the ISIS-held city of Manbij. Read More »

Kerry says world determined to stop NKorea's nuclear plans

The North also attended the annual event. "The Ministers expressed concerns over the recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, including the nuclear test [on January 6] and launches using ballistic missile technology [on February 7 and July 9] by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which are in violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions", the statement read. Read More »

Turkey shuts down media, fires more troops

Turkey accuses U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen of masterminding the coup and has suspended or placed under investigation tens of thousands of his suspected followers, including soldiers, judges and academics. The rapid pace of arrests since the failed coup has anxious many of Turkey's allies, who say they see the country going down an increasingly authoritarian road. Read More »

Oil dips to remain near three-month lows as headwinds persist

On Tuesday, crude oil prices dipped to three-month lows of $42.36 a barrel, down 12% in July alone. Brent also posted sharp losses during Wednesday's trading and settled at around $43.47 a barrel. A report by Emirates NBD Global Markets & Treasury observes, "Draws in United States inventories were about the only positive indicator the market could hold onto despite growing signs that the glut was moving into product stockpiles and not just in the US. Read More »

Sarah Silverman: Sanders die-hards are 'being ridiculous'

Former Sanders supporter Silverman, clearly enlisted to help convince her fellow Bernie-ites to get on board, had what might have been the evening's most direct message: "To the Bernie-or-bust people, you're being ridiculous", she said. And they rained boos down on speakers who spoke favorably of Clinton. But according to the Twitterstorm, many people think its Silverman herself who is being ridiculous . Read More »

Trump To Promise 'Safety Will Be Restored' As He Accepts GOP Nomination

We may also get something done. Stokes, a lobbyist and former chief of staff to Sen. "There will be a lot of cameras on our section tonight. People can walk out, they can turn around", Stokes said . Closing the four-day convention in Cleveland , Ohio, Trump pledged that as president he would end crime and violence around the United States and said he would speak for those who do not feel they are heard by government. Read More »

Pope Francis takes a tumble

The head of the Catholic Church travelled by tram to the park. Polish President Andrzej Duda and other political leaders sat in front rows at the Mass. Pope Francis was arriving to celebrate a mass at the Southern Black Madonna shrine of Częstochowa to mark the 1,050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland. Read More »

Dow Chemical Co (DOW) Earnings


Liveris, Dow Chemical's Chairman and CEO, said while speaking about the company's outlook. The earnings report for the company's second quarter states that earnings were $3.123 billion, or $1.075 billion with certain items excluded. On Thursday Dow reported second quarter earnings of $0.95, beating analyst estimates of $0.85. The company's shares were up about 1 percent in light premarket trading. Read More »

Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy, wounds 5

Founded in 2002, Boko Haram launched military operations in 2009. Despite commendable regional efforts, the group continues to threaten regional stability, as illustrated by the June 3 attack on a military base in Bosso town, south-eastern Niger. Read More »

EDF board member quits ahead of Hinkley power station meeting


The move is not expected to scupper the final investment decision on the Hinkley Point project, which is set to be the first nuclear plant to be built in decades. The UK government has guaranteed a price of £92.50 per megawatt hour of electricity - more than twice the current cost - for the electricity Hinkley produces for 35 years. Read More »

Syria's powerful Nusra Front says ending link to al Qaeda

Golani appeared in the video flanked by two other Nusra Front figures, in front of Jabhat Fatah al Sham's new white flag. But with the amicable break from al-Qaeda, Jolani "can now call upon a broad spectrum of armed groups in Syria to agree to unite initiatives that will by necessity be heavily influenced by Nusra itself", said analyst Charles Lister. Read More »

Munich gunman planned attacks for one year


Officials said there were no signs of any links in this case to Islamist extremist groups. He said authorities first need to determine where the shooter got the weapon from. Munich Police said the arrested youth may have played a role in taking over a girl's Facebook page and inviting youngsters to McDonald's - where the shooting happened - for free food. Read More »

France's religious leaders united after church attack


Religious leaders in France have called for unity after a meeting with President Francois Hollande . Hollande was to attend a defense council and a cabinet meeting later Wednesday. Jean-Pierre Raffarin, a former conservative prime minister who now heads the Senate's foreign affairs committee tweeted: "Everything is being done to trigger a war of religions". Read More »

Islamic State claims church attack


French authorities increased security at places of worship after attacks in Paris a year ago, but ensuring constant, blanket security is hard in a country with a church in every town and village. The official was not publicly authorized to speak about the case. Kermiche was identified by his fingerprints, while the other attacker has not been named. Read More »

Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on election


But "there is no proof whatsoever" that WikiLeaks even published some of the purloined emails that let to the ouster of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, he said . The WikiLeaks founder confirmed to Democracy Now! that his organization had released the DNC emails days before the party convention with the intention of hurting Clinton's campaign. Read More »

Nuclear tests depend on US: North Korea

North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons - when the world is trying to rid itself of them - is "very provocative and deeply concerning", U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, warning that there will be consequences if it does not stop. Read More »

Kashmiris to decide the future of Kashmir: Sartaj


He also concluded his speech by raising a slogan "Freedom movement of Occupied Kashmir" that was responded by the people by saying "long live". They are being killed. "The observance of Kashmir's Accession to Pakistan Day (on Wednesday) exposes Pakistan's longing for the territory of Jammu and Kashmir". "Even more condemnable than these deplorable attempts from across our border to incite violence and glorify terrorists is the fact that these attempts have been undertaken by Pakistan's state ... Read More »

Pence endorses Holcomb as Indiana GOP governor candidate


The 22-member Indiana Republican state committee is voting Tuesday on the nominee. "As Karen and I embark on a mission to restore strong Republican leadership to our nation, I do so with optimism about the boundless future of IN, and I wholeheartedly endorse Lt. Read More »

The Night Bernie Sanders Finally Accepted His Fate

Tuesday's lineup includes the mothers of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, and Eric Garner, along with a keynote from Bill Clinton. As history is being made, hostility is being heard, too. He said he intends to vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, quoting the socialist labor organizer Eugene Debs as saying, "I'd rather vote for what I want and lose than what I don't want and win". Read More »

Labour Member Seeks Corbyn Ouster From Ballot for Rule Violation


It was not a "reasonable" interpretation. Mr Corbyn is fighting a legal battle over his place in the contest, after he was automatically named on the ballot paper without having to secure nominations from the party's MPs. He said the court should follow its conclusion as long as it was a reasonable approach to the rule. "The conclusion reached by the NEC is entitled to great respect and the court should not interfere with it", Westgate said. Read More »

Why Trump's bump in the polls is more significant than ever


It's his best showing against his Democratic opponent in a CNN/ORC poll since September 2015. Given the anti-establishment mood in much of the electorate, and polls showing deep discontent with the direction of the country, Clinton might have been briefly tempted to let Trump's bleak rhetoric stand - to present herself as the candidate more able to manage a unsafe and turbulent time . Read More »

No respite from flood situation in Assam


The Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat , Tezpur in Sonitpur and Dhubri district, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bhorali at N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur district, Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta district and Sangkosh in Golakganj district, ASDMA said . Read More »

Dallas shooter taunted police, left message in own blood before being killed


Five police were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas Thursday night. "The person was also very committed to killing officers". "They improvised this whole idea in about 15, 20 minutes", Brown said. For his part, he says he is trying to express to each officer he can, face-to-face, how much he appreciates them: " So you won't see me walking past an officer w/o grabbing them and hugging them and shaking their hand and telling them how grateful I am for their ... Read More »

General Mills widens flour recall again after 4 more people get sick


Because flour is made from wheat grown outdoors, there might be bacteria present and General Mills said the normal milling process does not remove it from the flour. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. The young and elderly are most vulnerable to infection - the victims of General Mills product infection range from a one-year-old and 95 years old. Read More »

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit new record


A full third of those casualties are children, representing an 18 percent increase over past year. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday rang up Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and stressed the need to further enhance cooperation between the two neighbouring countries. Read More »

The Prison Break Comic-Con Trailer


Purcell and Wentworth met with the producers of the original series and discussed the idea of bringing the show back. "I have a lot of respect and love for Michael Scofield , but Captain Cold is a good time, and so the opportunity to kind of pop up and do a little song and dance for The Flash or Legends - and then get out and then not have to do the expositional heavy lifting that Michael Scofield has to do, it's a good time", he added. Read More »

Up to 1.65M women of childbearing age at risk for Zika

Colombia has declared an end to its Zika epidemic with the spread of the virus levelling off in the country after infecting almost 100,000 people - even as it continues to sweep through other areas of Latin America, and is keeping some athletes away from the Olympic Games in Brazil. Read More »