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Hamilton storms to German Grand Prix win

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Victory in Germany means the Brit has now won six of the last seven races and must now be considered a strong favourite to retain his crown this season. Rosberg really needed to make a statement in his home grand prix this weekend. Vettel was born and grew up in nearby Heppenheim and considers Hockenheim his home course. Read More »

Sharon Osbourne: Kanye West is a bully

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It was widely reported that Swift was considering taking legal action over the recorded phone call, in which she "approved" Yeezy's lyric "Feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex." And then Sharon quoted Taylor's ex-BFF Katy Perry's new lyrics, telling her to "rise" above the drama. Read More »

Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town

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The perpetrators of the attack, Adel Kermiche, 19, and Abdel Malik Petitjean, also 19, were shot dead by police after a standoff at the church on Tuesday. The video released by IS shows two men speaking in Arabic and referring to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Both were shot to death after the attack. Read More »

Hillary Clinton's breakthrough moment was a long time coming

For the struggling, the striving and the successful. The more casual format of the upcoming barnstorm suits Kaine just fine, said the VP candidate, who explained he felt "weird" being on the big convention stage because, "I don't like wearing a tie that much". Read More »

Kei Nishikori battles back to beat Stan Wawrinka and book final spot

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Nishikori has faced the world number one in three Masters 1000 events this year and lost each time - the final of the Miami Open in April and the semi-finals of the Madrid Open and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia the following month. "So I tried to play more intensity and, yeah, it's great to finish early like this today". "(I) haven't beat Novak for a long time on hardcourt", Nishikori said. Read More »

China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

The tribunal said China had no basis to claim historic rights in the area and that it had violated the Philippines' sovereign rights by doing the following: (a) interfering with Philippine fishing and petroleum exploration, (b) constructing artificial islands and (c) failing to prevent Chinese fishermen from fishing in the zone. Read More »

Cop Killed, Another Injured in San Diego Shooting; Suspect in Custody

The names of the officers and the suspect weren't immediately released. Marcus Antonio Cassani , 41, was finally found several blocks away and held on an Anaheim arrest warrant. Zimmerman stated he is expected to survive. Unlike sniper attacks on police that killed five officers on July 7 in Dallas and three more July 18 in Baton Rouge, there was no immediate overt indication that the police in San Diego were targeted for attack or that there were racial overtones. Read More »

Energy company EDF approves divisive UK nuclear power plant

EDF would be guaranteed 92.50 per megawatt hour produced by Hinkley Point over 35 years, giving it an estimated nine percent of return on its capital. The government's about-face came as a surprise to EDF . Government is absolutely right to ensure value for money for the public and we recognise it would've been hard to conduct a review before EDF's approval, but now more than ever timely, transparent decision making is needed. Read More »

Trump 'would have hit' speakers at Democrat Convention

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Bernie Sanders feel disenfranchised and have made it clear they don't support Clinton. The convention provided hours of glowing tributes to Clinton, including deeply personal testimonials from her husband, daughter Chelsea Clinton and Obama. Read More »

Australian Olympic team evacuated from hotel due to fire

WADA Independent Commission released a report on July 18 on the results of its probe into the accusations of doping and manipulation of tests by Russian athletes and officials at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Russians hoping to compete in the boxing, golf, gymnastics, handball and taekwondo are still waiting to hear from the respective federations on whether they will be banned or not. Read More »

European Union calls Turkey's crackdown on media "worrying"

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Earlier this week, the government issued an additional 42 arrest warrants for journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Speculations have arisen that both small, provincial media outlets and dailies with a national audience have been targeted. Read More »

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dropping lawsuits for insults against him

Turkey's president has blasted remarks by top U.S. general Joseph Votel in the wake of the failed coup, accusing him of being "on the side of the plotters", BBC reported. Speaking at the presidential palace in capital Ankara late on Friday (29 July), Erdogan said the West should "mind its own business". "The United States has repeatedly condemned the failed coup in Turkey and we continue to convey our absolute support for Turkey's democratically-elected civilian government and democratic ... Read More »

Hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashes in Texas

A hot air balloon has crashed in Texas, killing all 16 people aboard, NBC News reports. - "This will be a hard site for us to work through", the NTSB spokesman said. "It's much like a crime scene, you only get one chance at it, so we want to make sure we do everything correctly", Grosof said. Wylie, who called 911, said the weather seemed clear and that she frequently sees hot air balloons in the area. Read More »

Reliance on jailhouse informant dooms Chandra Levy case

The U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement Thursday, July 28, 2016, that the office has moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy's 2001 murder. Morales testified that Guandique confessed to the killing. Last year, his defense attorneys were able to get their client a new trial after appealing the conviction. Read More »

City officials: 3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting north of Seattle

Authorities said witnesses gave tips and description details that helped police catch their suspect. Mukilteo Police will not release the names of the victims until their families have been notified. "We grieve with the families who have lost those in this awful event". "We jumped out of bed, got dressed and got in the vehicle as fast as we could". Read More »

Statement of President Duterte on the lifting of the unilateral ceasefire

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The President directed the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to also withdraw the operational guidelines they issued in pursuance of the ceasefire declaration. "This is an unfortunate incident at the time that the Government has declared a unilateral ceasefire and the AFP has declared a suspension-of-military-offensive (SOMO) (against the rebels)", he said. Read More »

App Store's next big update may change the way you discover apps

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It sounds like the two interfaces will become more unified with this forthcoming update. This news was confirmed by Bloomberg which stated that Apple will feature "For You" tab in Apple Store that will be filled with a suggestion to buy new products based on the prior orders from Apple Store. Read More »

Officers in Freddie Gray Case Suing Marilyn Mosby

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The six Baltimore police officers: Caesar Goodson, Edward Nero, Garrett E Miller (top L-R), Officer William Porter, Lt Brian Rice, Sgt Alicia White. Kelley has since been suspended from the department for tasing a Black city councillor, which he said was retaliatory. Prosecutors dropped all charges against the four officers; two others have been acquitted by judges this year. Read More »

Yemen government withdraws from Kuwait talks with rebels

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Following a four-day hiatus, United Nations envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Thursday will resume mediation efforts in the second round of Kuwait-hosted peace talks between Yemen's warring rivals. At least five Yemeni civilians, including three women, have lost their lives in new Saudi airstrikes after the Saudi side said the peace talks in Kuwait came to an end without a deal. Read More »

Indonesia rebuffs family, global appeals to halt executions

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The sister of a Pakistani convicted of drug crimes has appealed the Indonesian government to spare the life of her ailing brother who is expected to be executed by a firing squad along with 12 others in the next 48 hours. Relatives stand near a coffin holding death row prisoner Nigerians Seck Osmanu at a funeral home in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 29, 2016. Reuters reported that the rights activists and governments have again called on Indonesia to abolish the death penalty but those ... Read More »

Africa's best Olympian dives in for the last time

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The lengthy list of American players opting to skip the August 5-21 Rio Summer Games for one reason or another is a who's who of the basketball world and includes such titans like LeBron James , Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook. In fact, Rhodes hopes to have many years ahead of her in sport - pointing out that the oldest athlete ever to compete in an Olympic Games was Sweden's Oscar Swahn. Read More »

US Coalition Airstrikes Kill at Least 28 Civilians in Syria, Say Activists

The U.S. Central Command said in a statement that it initiated an assessment after reports that Thursday's airstrikes near Manbij may have resulted in civilian casualties. "Anything that can connect us to external operations from Syria is a benefit to everybody". Only after the strike did the U.S.-led coalition receive reports from sources indicating there may have been civilians in the area. Read More »

Turkey enforces decree to close Gulen-linked institutions

After the coup, Western countries pledged support for democracy in Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally and an important partner in the fight against Islamic State, but have also expressed concern over the scale of subsequent purges of state institutions. Read More »

Clinton vows to be president for 'all Americans'

She has set herself an enormous task - that she will somehow be able to forge bipartisan compromise to accomplish these goals. After she left the stage, a lone voice in the audience kept calling out "One more!" to no avail. And she didn't shy away from hitting Trump once or twice before she was through, telling stories of how the real estate mogul reportedly refused to pay contractors for several projects in Atlantic City. Read More »

Court sacks Markafi as PDP National Chairman

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M. Liman of the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court which could have led to the dissolution of the committee". The court, in a ruling by Justice Okon Abang on Thursday held that Ali Modu Sheriff remains the party's National Chairman. Read More »

New Sandy Hook Elementary School opens 4 years after massacre

The new Sandy Hook campus has incorporated design elements that were recommended by the School Safety Infrastructure Commission, which was formed in early 2013 by the CT legislature to develop guidelines for bolstering school security. The district will provide those students and staff with special resources to help cope with the return. Matthew Consigli, president of Consigli Construction , said the goal was to build a warm, inspiring environment. Read More »