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Emirates plane catches fire upon landing at Dubai airport

A problem with the landing gear appeared to have contributed to the accident, with images of the smoking plane showing it coming to rest on its belly. The accident was the most serious ever for Emirates, which has grown at a breakneck pace over the last three decades and turned its hometown of Dubai into a major long-haul global air hub. Read More »

Syrian Observatory: Russian Airstrike Kills Two Children in Aleppo Camp

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran's parliament, urged the U.N.to help in letting those people get out of Aleppo's rebel-held areas through already identified crossing points. On Monday, the Russian defense ministry said one of their military transport helicopters had been shot down by rebels near Saraqeb while returning from Aleppo to a Russian air base in Syria. Read More »

England name unchanged squad for fourth Test

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But Cook's opposite number Misbah-ul-Haq saw things differently. Woakes then pinned Asad Shafiq lbw for his second duck of the match before finding the edge of Safraz Ahmed's bat to leave Pakistan 125-6. It was the sixth time this series that paceman Woakes had taken a wicket in the first over of a spell. Ten balls later Finn had another when Sami Aslam left an inswinger and lost his off bail to put England fully on course for victory with their tall fast bowler back in the driving seat. Read More »

Oscar Pistorius treated for injuries at hospital, say prison officials

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Another spokesman, Singabakho Nxumalo, said Pistorius had suffered the injuries in a fall. In late July, South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority announced it would appeal Pistorius's six-year prison sentence. Following treatment, the athlete has returned to prison, BBC reported. However, prosecutors argued that Pistorius shot Steenkamp during an argument. Read More »

Foltynewicz leads way, Braves top Cardinals

Carlos Martinez put the Cards in a rough spot by giving up seven runs in five innings. Roberto Hernandez will get another shot at the major leagues Saturday as he is expected to be recalled from the minors by the Atlanta Braves to start their game against the host St. Read More »

Russian athletes cleared to compete in Rio Olympics

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Meldonium was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned substances from January 1, but some positive tests were later overturned after the agency said there was a lack of clear scientific evidence about how long it takes for the drug to be excreted from the body. Read More »

Air Algerie plane lands in Algiers airport after declaring mid-air emergency

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Air Algerie flight AH1020 traveling from Algiers to Marseille returned to Algiers due to a technical problem and landed safely, local media reports. Plane tracking site Flight Radar 24, listed the plane's status as unknown. "Our ADS-B coverage in Algeria is limited". The airline has since confirmed the plane landed safely having suffered technical difficulties mid-air. Read More »

UK Black Lives Matter protesters block Heathrow airport road

Black Lives Matter activist Adam Elliott Cooper, 29, from London, said the Heathrow location was chosen because "many people are either being killed at our borders or being sent back to certain death". A further six people were arrested at the scene, and police are in the process of releasing these protesters, who have "locked on" to each other. He referred to Angolan deportee Jimmy Mubenga, who died after being restrained on a flight in October 2010. Read More »

Boko Haram: Sect is battling for relevance

In the interview , he is referred to as the "governor" of the West Africa Province , which would make him leader of Boko Haram. "We knew that Boko Haram was divided on a strategic point of view, now their divisions are public". ISIL has announced a new leader for the insurgent group, Boko Haram. But the group's disputed leader Abubakar Shekau denounced the declaration by ISIS and said that there has been no change in the leadership. Read More »

North Carolina voting ID law overturned

Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit was an overwhelming victory for the Justice Department and civil rights groups that argued the measures were created to dampen the growing political clout of African-American voters, who participated in record numbers in elections in 2008 and 2012. Read More »

The Division: Corbyn dismisses plans to split the Labour Party as 'bizarre'

Union activists will meet in London to make the decision. Despite believing the rule changes cost him the chance to lead the party, Mr Burnham said he supported party members electing the leader. He told the BBC World at One programme: "Ultimately this is a members" election'. Labour MPs might not like it, but if Mr Corbyn is re-elected with an overwhelming majority, they may have little option. Read More »

German officials vow more checking of migrants after attacks

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Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrman reported the suicide bomber from Syria who detonated his vest in southern Germany had pledged allegiance to ISIS before the attack. But bouncers refused Deleel entry because he did not have a ticket. The three-day open-air concert was underway, with about 2,500 in attendance, when it was shut down as a precaution after the explosion. Read More »

School Can Block Transgender Teen From Boy's Bathroom

The Virginia school challenged the federal court order and now the Supreme Court has put a hold the order. "While disappointing, today's ruling by the U.S. President Barack Obama's administration issued a directive back in May requiring public schools across America to allow transgender students access to single sex bathrooms based on their gender identity, rather than their birth gender, which sparked significant controversy. Read More »

US, Japan call for emergency UN Security Council meeting on North Korea

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A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by No. Last month, South Korea's defense ministry said the THAAD will be located in Seongju , in the southeastern part of the country. Though the country has continued to improve its nuclear and missile capabilities, it has yet to pair the two successfully. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the launch as a " grave threat" to Japan and said Tokyo "strongly protested". Read More »

PM Modi to felicitate developers of 'MyGov' app

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Elaborating on the concept of good governance, he said, "Good governance means those processes that are redundant do not exist". Speaking at the "Townhall" event in New Delhi to mark two year completion of MyGov portal, Mr Modi suggested that those who want to serve cows should work towards stopping cows from consuming plastics. Read More »

Russians launch first challenge against Olympic ban

Pressure for the full sanction followed a World Anti-Doping Agency report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren that accused Russia's sports ministry of overseeing a vast doping conspiracy involving the country's summer and winter sports athletes. Read More »

High court: School can block transgender teen from boys room

The stay will effectively leave in place a previous school board policy that restricted Gavin Grimm's restroom access at his Gloucestor County high school based on his biological sex, even though it differs from his gender identity, while the nation's highest court decides whether it will hear the groundbreaking case. Read More »

Steps taken by Saarc meeting

The decision of Singh joining the Interior/Home Ministers in the courtesy call of Sharif was taken after several rounds of consultations among top officials of Ministries of Home, External Affairs and Prime Minister's Office last night. There are no good terrorists or bad terrorists. "All our prime ministers have done their best to improve relations with our neighbours, but "yeh padosi hai ki maanta hi nahin hai" (this neighbour never learns)", Singh said in the Rajya Sabha. Read More »

Shouting And Booing In Labour Leadership Clash

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They took part in the first hustings of the leadership contest in Cardiff on Thursday night. Mr Corbyn said: "Labour will pledge to rebuild and transform Britain with a bold £500bn programme of investment". I don't think we are treated with the respect that we should be treated with. "I went to see you, Jeremy, and you know I came to see you not to say 'can I resign?' but to say 'how can we get out of this problem?'" "I don't recall that". Read More »

Democrats review Clinton's convention message

Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency. Campaigning in Iowa Thursday, Mr Trump said there were "a lot of lies being told" at Mrs Clinton's convention. "Hillary's vision is a borderless world where working people have no power, no jobs, no safety", he wrote. Read More »

Russian Helicopter Shot Down in Syria

Another emergency aid group, Syria Civil Defense, posted a video on YouTube showing people being handed oxygen masks. They smelled of chlorine, and the civil defence workers who rescued them said the site of the attack also smelled strongly of chlorine. Read More »

Rebels surrender to Syrian Army in Aleppo

How do you expect convoys of humanitarian aid to actually reach those people if there is shelling and bombing from the air and from the ground, de Mistura emphasized. The brutal message to our people is - 'leave or starve, ' " HNC member Bassma Kodmani said. There were no reports of civilians using the corridors on Friday. Read More »

London police say knife attack leaves 1 dead, 5 hurt

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Khan said it was reassuring that the police investigation found the suspect was not an ISIS-inspired extremist, but someone who appeared to have mental health issues. A police forensic officer works at the scene in Russell Square , central London , after a knife attack, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. The 40-year-old Brazilian man said he was told the attacker had been making "sweeping, stabbing motions" as he "slashed out" with a blade, but "didn't say anything". Read More »

Pence breaks position with Trump to endorse Paul Ryan

The 30-second ad begins airing in Denver Friday. His interrogator: an 11-year old. Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary fight Wednesday, in Pence's latest break in position from the billionaire businessman. Read More »

Rio 2016: IOC clears about 270 Russian athletes for Games, reports say

The IOC gave worldwide sports federations the authority to rule on the entry to the Games of individual Russian athletes while also ruling any Russian athlete with prior doping sanctions could not compete in Rio. The news that some athletes were able to dodge bans appeared to egg on the Russian contingent in Rio, with almost the entire Russian Olympic team of over 200 showing up for a welcome ceremony at the Olympic Village where they raised their flag on August 4, ahead of the Olympic ... Read More »

India moves step closer to GST in landmark reform

Chidambaram said, "It's a half promise". Commenting on the BJP government's feat of finally achieving consensus, Jaitley said, "On most issues we were very accommodating, but without compromising on the fundamentals of the GST bill". Anshuman Magazine, chairman, CBRE Group, India and South East Asia, termed it as a "major tax reform for our economy, which will transform India into a single market". Read More »

Central London Scene of Knife Attack: One Dead, Five Injured

While the police counter-terrorism unit is part of the investigation, authorities said they believe the attack was an isolated incident and that the man's mental health is likely a "significant factor". An unnamed woman was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said " terrorism is one possibility being explored at this stage ". Read More »

Settlement payment U.S. made to Iran under fire

While the government's official statement claims paying a settlement, not ransom, Republican Senator Mark Kirk wasn't buying that explanation. "They're struggling to justify their opposition to our engagement with Iran ", Earnest said regarding Republican accusations about the timing of the payment. Read More »