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All Russian Athletes Banned From Paralympics

The decision was announced at a press conference in Rio and follows three weeks of intense speculation about Russia's right to compete on the world stage following Richard McLaren's damning report into its state-run doping programme. After further consultation with McLaren, the IPC board has made a decision to impose a suspension that will remain in force during the Paralympics. Read More »

Nitin Patel leading race for Gujarat CM post

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Vijay Rupani, 60, hit a jackpot on Friday with BJP appointing him the new chief minister of Gujarat, ending all speculations. "He was not a favourite or the chosen one but probably a no-other-alternative decision in the present circumstances", a party leader said. Read More »

Didn't go to Pakistan to have lunch: Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha

The hosts allegedly did not courtesy which forced Indian Home Minister to skip the lunch. Ever since Rajnath Singh stepped on Pakistani soil yesterday, different organizations and political parties are rallying in Islamabad and other countries against Indian atrocities in occupied valley. Read More »

Doping investigator faces 'deluge of requests' on Russians

Last Monday, swimming's world governing body Fina banned both swimmers, along with their Russian compatriot Daria Ustinova, because their names appeared in Richard McLaren's damning report into state-directed doping in Russia. The trio will take the final decision once Court of Arbitration for Sport arbitrators have reviewed the cases individually, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams told reporters. Read More »

Japan bank blames Brexit as it unleashes more monetary stimulus

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Stocks absorbed the BOJ's decision a little more easily, in part because the central bank increased the purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in its easing package. "The BOJ couldn't do anything on the negative rate because it's unpopular". "It's obvious that there has been a mini credit crunch in Japan and the banks have underperformed". Read More »

Latest North Korea missile launch lands near Japan waters

The Wednesday launch is reportedly the first time that the main body of a North Korean missile landed within Japan's economic exclusion zone, roughly 200 miles nautical miles from its shoreline. Japan's Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, center, speaks to the media regarding Wednesday's missile launch by North Korea , Aug. 3, 2016. The report also recalled that North Korea had earlier warned of a "physical attack" after South Korea and the USA arrived at an agreement last month to deploy an ... Read More »

Alaska party spokesman: No plant in Sanders camp

The Bernie Supporters head into the convention even more fired up than before. Sanders' delegates chanted the Vermont senator's name during the start of the convention and booed lustily at early mentions of rival Hillary Clinton. The convention is beginning on a discordant note just days after 19,000 hacked emails were published on the website WikiLeaks. Sanders supporters booed after mention of Clinton throughout the night. Read More »

Tax reform to create single market passes parliament

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Once the bill comes into force it would drastically transform the $2tn (£1.5tn) economy by reducing costs for shipping goods from one state to another. The Rajya Sabha has now given a nod to the GST bill on August 3, 2016. "If the GST rate is about 18 per cent, it will have an impact on inflation", he said. Read More »

China rejects accusations in Japan defense report

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China's defense minister has urged preparations for a " people's war at sea " to counter offshore security threats and safeguard sovereignty, state media reported Tuesday. It further clarifies China's maritime jurisdiction based on Chinese law, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the country's judicial practices, he said. Read More »

Trump moves from 'Crooked Hillary' to 'the devil' on stump

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Both Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump who earlier said he raised $35.8 million in small donations last month must report their fundraising information to federal regulators by August 20. Republican Representative Charlie Dent, who has not endorsed Trump, criticized the candidate's tone on Tuesday and called for more measured responses, telling MSNBC his "incendiary comments. Read More »

BJP, Congress Use Dalits As Political Weapons, Says Mayawati In Rajya…

After the opposition party raised the issue and created din, Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the incident "very unfortunate" and condemned in strongest words the beating up of some dalits for skinning a dead cow in Una. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel had promised that her government would take strict action against those involved in the attack. Utter discrimination, manual scavenging and atrocities committed against them on a daily basis leads to with more than 4,000 cases ... Read More »

Led air strikes in Syria kill dozens of civilians

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UNICEF on Thursday said that 35,000 children are trapped inside and around the Syrian city of Manbij, about 80 km from Aleppo , where the worldwide anti-ISIS coalition is conducting bombing raids. Operation Inherent Resolve forces, led by the US, have been actively supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and other Kurdish forces in their attempt to retake Manbij from ISIS since May. Read More »

Off-duty Indianapolis police officer charged with attempted murder after shooting detective

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The investigating officer returned fire but did not hit the suspect. Authorities were able to determine that the suspect was the involved off-duty officer from the earlier domestic violence call. The suspect's estranged wife and children were inside the apartment when the shooting occurred, but they were not injured. "(The off-duty officer) will be facing criminal charges here in Indianapolis once our investigation completes". Read More »

Philippine president gives rebels deadline to declare truce

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During his declaration on Saturday, Duterte also ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to withdraw the operational guidelines which were issued in compliance with the cease-fire. Duterte, who has made friendly overtures to the Maoist guerrillas, warned the rebels if one more soldier or militiaman is killed, "let's just fight". Read More »

Turkey demands Germany extradite Gülen supporters

The article accused general Campbell of having "organized and managed the soldiers" for the coup and having handled "at least $2 billion" in Central Intelligence Agency funds, which he allegedly distributed to the coup plotters via the Nigeria-based United Bank for Africa, the IntelNews report said. Read More »

US general says 5 US troops wounded in Afghan fighting

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Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Two of the injured service members have returned to duty, while three others were evacuated but are "in good spirits" and are expected to make a full recovery, he said. Read More »

Medical marijuana could be available in Florida next week

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Florida's medical cannabis program is limited by state law. As of the latest update, Florida will soon open its first medical marijuana shop this week. The state legislature legalized this form of medical cannabis in 2014. Health officials have granted authorization to Trulieve to process and dispense the drug. Read More »

The First 'Wonder Woman' Trailer Starring Gal Gadot

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There were several great new trailers at Comic-Con last weekend, and while it's hard to choose a clear victor, Wonder Woman comes pretty close. Wonder Woman first appeared in the eighth edition of All Star Comics in December 1941, the creation of American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marsden. Read More »

Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on election

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With exquisite planning and flawless timing, Assange has managed to usurp " news" headlines planned by mainstream media to glorify Hillary's rigged conquest of the Democrat Party with emails that prove, conclusively, that Democrats have been sexist, anti-Semitic, unfair, and ruthlessly undemocratic in their obsession with making Hillary the presidential nominee of the Democrat Party, despite her well documented reputation as an bumbling, perhaps traitorous, congenital liar. Read More »

Better angels in U.S. will prevail: Biden

Biden also spoke of Australia's importance in the US pivot to Asia, saying the country was at "the epicenter of where the world economy is moving". "And they look for one thing - they kiss their wife good-bye or their husband and they want to go home and tuck in their kids", Biden said. Read More »

Delegates: Clinton VP pick solid, may not help Dem unity

And in the hours after the Kaine pick was announced, the lack of a response from Sanders grew conspicuous. At the splashy rally, Democrats sought to offer a contrast with Trump and Pence, whose first appearance together in a New York City hotel ballroom included a lengthy speech by the GOP businessman and much more limited remarks from Pence, the in governor. Read More »

Turkey declares 'state of emergency' after failed coup

He said coup plotters will be tried "on charges of treason and attempt to change the constitutional order illegally". It also raises questions about the effectiveness of the military, courts and other institutions that are now being purged. Read More »

Owen Smith joins Labour leadership race

The vote by the party's ruling National Executive Committee sets the scene for a divisive and acrimonious contest between Mr Corbyn and Angela Eagle. The motion added: "We condemn attempts by members of the Parliamentary Labour Party to undermine the leadership by subverting the democratic process of the party". Read More »

Munich gunman planned attack for a year

In total, 58 shell casings have been recovered from the crime scene, fired by a Glock 9mm pistol that David Ali Sonboly illegally acquired via the Internet. Prosecutor Steinkraus-Koch said there was no indication that the shooting was politically-motivated or that he chose the victims due to their nationality. Read More »

Hacked emails overshadow Democratic National Convention

The switch came after more than 19,000 emails published through WikiLeaks depicted the Democratic Party of trying to sabotage Bernie Sanders' candidacy. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been ousted as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the party's convention, following a chairmanship marked by controversy that was pushed to bring by revelations from leaked internal emails. Read More »

Houston delegates head to Cleveland for RNC

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Mike Pence as his running mate. It was even reported by the New York Times that Tebow would be delivering a speech. If a delegate chooses to vote for someone else, it would be up to each state's attorney general to decide if they'll pursue charges against that delegate . Read More »

Opponents accuse Jeremy Corbyn of failing to protect them from intimidation

Britain's opposition Labour Party has ruled current leader Jeremy Corbyn has the automatic right to stand in a new leadership contest. Owen Smith is expected to launch his Labour leadership bid today . Mr Foster, who once stood as the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle in Cornwall, said: "I'm simply concerned that this is an important issue". Read More »

Head of state GOP criticizes Cruz for not endorsing Trump

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Roe's response came after Christie unleashed on Cruz Wednesday night after the lawmaker's speech during the GOP convention. "I don't want his endorsement". Doubtful, which is not really Pence's fault but just a reality of the impact running mates typically have - not to mention, the night's main attraction will likely be overshadowed by the earlier Cruz uproar. Read More »