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Motorists suffer 15-hour queues at Dover


Those stuck on the roads, some for at least seven hours, described the situation as "tragic" and said they were frustrated at the lack of information as to when the disruption might end. The extra French border checks are no excuse for poor transport management". But Dover officials said the French had escalated the crisis by "seriously" understaffing their border control booths at Dover over one of the busiest weekends of the year. Read More »

Shekau says he leads Boko Haram, not IS-appointed successor

He said: "The leadership change in Boko Haram , as purportedly stated, does not in any way bother us, as the group is almost dead in Nigeria and other countries within the Lake Chad Basin". These included the April 2014 abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, where the group is based. Read More »

Hillary Clinton at the DNC: What Did She Say?

Trump, who regularly touts his own ratings and credits himself for driving huge interest in the early Republican presidential debates, sent out a fundraising email Thursday urging supporters not to watch his rival's 10 pm speech . At the Democratic National Convention, as Clinton gave what's been called the most important speech of her life, she aimed decidely pointed words at Trump. Read More »

Government forces make gains in Syria's Aleppo

PHR has reported 373 attacks on 265 medical facilities since the beginning of Syria's war, which began in 2011. The army has been fighting back with the help of Russian air strikes to stop the rebels breaking through. " I think we have to be extremely suspicious of the so-called moderate rebels who are jihadists ", he said. The situation for residents in Aleppo is getting increasingly worse. Read More »

Indian services growth at three-month high in July on buoyant orders


Policymakers are widely expected to slash rates to a new historic low of 0.25 per cent from 0.5 per cent, while also potentially launching further economy-boosting measures to ward off the threat of recession. "Following the vote to leave the European Union, we have seen heightened uncertainty and a depreciation of sterling", NIESR said in the report. The construction PMI report follows Markit's Manufacturing PMI report on Monday which suggested activity among United Kingdom manufacturers ... Read More »

Pakistan to approach United Nations on Kashmir issue

Aziz was giving a policy statement in response to speeches made by senators on an adjournment motion regarding the recent wave of aggression by Indian forces in Kashmir. Not just the Indian media, opposition parties and civil society, but other voices within India were also condemning human rights violations, the foreign advisor pointed out. Read More »

Pentagon says no US military support for Turkey coup


Fethullah Gulen, an exiled religious leader blamed by President Recep Erdogan for the coup attempt in Turkey, says the United States will not hand him over to Ankara. He said that the owners of the schools were members of the Fethullah Gulen movement, which allegedly plotted the botched July 15 coup in Turkey. "Do you support a nondemocratic coup", or an "increasingly nondemocratic leader?" "There's no question that this is going to set back and make more difficult" Washington's policymaking ... Read More »

Trump aide blames Obama in 2004 soldier's death

Trump replied, "Okay - well, he's there in a certain way". "I mean he treats me with great respect". The Republican nominee went haywire and answered, "I think he's the worst president maybe in the history of our country". Manafort has said he was pushing Western interests. "But, look, I don't like or dislike". "I said to him, 'Is that like the real one, or is that a copy?" The NFL issued a statement saying it had sent no letter. Read More »

Two dead as flood tears through Maryland downtown

Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, told reporters at a news conference. "It looks like the set of a disaster movie", said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. All Time Toys owner Jason Barnes, who almost got thrown into the current himself helping to save Knight, is now struggling with ruined inventory and a auto swept into a sinkhole, according to a GoFundMe page started by his family. Read More »

Khizr Khan: John McCain was my son's 'hero'


Trump's response to Khizr Khan's speech to the Democratic National Convention Thursday continues to draw attention almost a week after Mr. Khan, flanked by his wife, Ghazala Khan , rebuked Trump saying , "You have sacrificed nothing and no one". Read More »

Turkey protests at Germany's barring of Erdogan address


Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested Turkey would be unable to continue its strategic allegiance to the United States if it continues to "harbour" the exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by the Turkish government of instigating the coup attempt. Read More »

Warren Buffett attacks Donald Trump on 'tax and business failings'

Read: Khizr Khan vs. Donald Trump: Whose Constitution will Americans choose? Buffett, known as the Sage of Omaha for his investment bets, challenged Trump to publish his tax returns, which the Republican candidate has failed to do as he claims to be under audit from the Internal Revenue Service. Read More »

Hillary Clinton has nine-point lead over Donald Trump


That is, except for those who don't support either Hillary Clinton, the Democrat's choice, or Republican Donald Trump. "A strong Democratic convention combined with Trump's troubles over the past few days surrounding his tweets toward the Khan family and comments about Russian Federation produced a very good bounce for Clinton", they said. Read More »

South Africa's ruling party faces challenge in elections

A Citizen Surveys election poll said that while there appeared to be "increasing dissatisfaction" with the ruling party, the two largest opposition parties - DA and EFF - although making some inroads, have yet to significantly dent the dominance of the ANC and attract the party's dissatisfied supporters. Read More »

Solar Impulse completes around-the-world solar flight


We are not sure if the Swiss team behind Solar Impulse plans to do this, but they might attempt it if they ideal the craft. It was again delayed for over a week in Cairo when Piccard fell ill. The plane made 16 stops, including in India, China, the U.S., Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates - where it first took off. Adding to this sentiment after landing, Piccard said to The Guardian : "I worked for 15 years to have [this] demonstration of the improvements of these technologies, so ... Read More »

Prachanda files nomination as Nepal PM candidate

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is expected to make the next move, which means she might ask Oli's government to become a caretaker until a new government is in place, or she will call on all parties to form a government by consensus. He has served as prime minister once before, after the Maoists won elections in 2008, but only lasted nine months in office before resigning. The alliance made a decision to support Dahal's candidacy after the 3-point agreement but will not join the government. Read More »

Taiwan president apologizes to aboriginals for suffering


Taiwan's president on Monday apologised on behalf of the government to the island's aboriginal peoples for 400 years of conquest and colonisation, saying the facing of hard historical facts was necessary for society to move forward. Tsai's grandmother was from the Paiwan indigenous tribe, the BBC has reported . "I hope Taiwan's government and the president will truly deliver on the promises made in this apology", he said . Read More »

UN rights body raps Malaysian govt over security law


It can also impose curfews and have wide powers of arrest, search and seizure without a warrant. The UN Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR ) said today it was concerned by the entry into force in Malaysia of the National Security Council (NSC) Act which gives the prime minister sweeping security powers and could restrict civil liberties. Read More »

Protest held at Incirlik base in Turkey


The base at Incirlik, home to almost 3,000 USA troops, was placed on high alert - Force Protection Condition Delta - last week after a faction of Turkish military officers tried to overthrow the government. The unusual nigh-time move sparked rumours of a second coup attempt on Turkish social media, with concerned citizens rushing to the air base to join the blockade. Read More »

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel offers to resign


All knew, Anandiben would quit in November, when she turns 75. Patel, who took over as CM in May 2014 from Modi, will cross the age bar of 75 years on November 21 this year. "I can see that BJP will face severe defeat in UP and Punjab, where polls are scheduled to take place few months before Gujarat's next year". BJP President Amit Shah confirmed that they had received Patel's letter of resignation. Read More »

Manohar Parrikar, RSS want to teach everyone a lesson: Rahul Gandhi


One actor did this mistake, saying that his wife wants to go overseas and stay there, (audience laughs) It was an arrogant statement...When this actor did this, the company for which he was advertising, was an online trading company. Indirectly targeting the actor, Parrikar had said, "that anyone speaking against the nation must be "taught a lesson" just like an "actor" and an online e-commerce giant were taught. Read More »

When will the Jason Bourne DVD be released?

The first? That'd be the willingness of director Paul Greengrass - with whom Damon worked on the first three Bourne films- to take on the project. That would easily best the $38.1 million opening of the last film in the spy action series, The Bourne Legacy , which starred Jeremy Renner , but comes behind the $69 million debut of The Bourne Ultimatum , featuring Damon. Read More »

Clinton, Trump take gloves off in fight for the White House

Donald Trump and Secret Service agents were trapped in an elevator in Colorado Springs for about a half hour. "The reason they can't let them in is because they don't know what they're doing". I am starting to agree with you. The Trump campaign confirmed that the incident occurred but offered no further details. "This is why our country doesn't work", Trump said as the rally started. Read More »

Taliban attacks kill two dozen Afghan police officers in Helmand


Citing U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the report said the loss of territory to the Taliban was because Afghan forces were redeployed from lower-priority areas to "conduct offensive operations, gain and maintain the initiative, exploit opportunities, and consolidate tactical gains". Read More »

Duterte still open to talks with CPP


He also shrugged off statements from his friend CPP Joma founder Joma Sison calling him hasty for quickly lifting the ceasefire. He also cautioned Duterte about issuing an ultimatum. "It was quite capricious for the GRP President to have imposed such ultimatums of a few hours or several days for the CPP to act in accordance with his whims". Read More »

Palestinian who tried to stab soldiers shot dead


In particular, the Israelis were angered at criticism of building plans for Jerusalem neighborhoods, all of which are considered certain to remain in Israeli hands in any final settlement. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government "decided to repudiate the Quartet report and to prove, yet again, that it has no intention to promote a peace agreement based on a two-state solution". Read More »

Donald Trump Fires Back at the Parents of Fallen Muslim Soldier

The couple's son, US Army Capt Humayun Khan, was killed by a vehicle bomb in 2004 in Iraq at the age of 27. Appearing in the same video, Khizr Khan angrily spoke out again against Trump. "I was upset when I heard that I didn't say anything because I was in pain". I was in pain. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. Read More »

Hot air balloon carrying 16 people catches fire and crashes in Texas


The Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a statement that commiserating with the victims of the crash. Robert Sumwalt , a member of the NTSB, told the newspaper investigators are looking into the cause of the crash. A man who worked for the pilot of a hot air balloon says his boss was among the 16 people who died when it crashed. Authorities have not named any of the people on board. Read More »