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American University of Afghanistan in Kabul attacked by gunmen, official says


The attack underscored how despite efforts by the Afghan authorities to improve security, militants in this country are still able to stage large-scale attacks, including in the country's capital, Kabul . Hossaini and about nine students later managed to escape from the campus through an emergency gate. Massoud Hossaini, a photographer for The Associated Press , tweeted that he was trapped inside during the attack. Read More »

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway


It's unclear whether a single lightning bolt killed off the pack of 323 reindeer or if several bolts struck them over the course of a few minutes. Norwegian Environment Agency spokesman Kjartan Knutsen told the Associated Press that these incidents are not uncommon but that this was an oddly deadly event. Read More »

Singapore scrambles to contain Zika but warns of more cases to come

Singapore had Saturday reported its first case of local transmission of the virus, a Malaysian 47 years. In Hong Kong, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is closely monitoring 41 additional local cases of Zika Virus Infection in Singapore , and urged the public to adopt strict anti-mosquito measures and safe sex during travel. Read More »

In Belgium, Rosberg closes gap on Hamilton

Today was really about trying to approach it with the right approach and not be too aggressive, not too easy. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo split the Mercedes drivers following another exemplary performance. But it was the 31-year-old's first since June's European Grand Prix , reigniting his title challenge after a run of lacklustre races in which he steadily lost ground to Hamilton. Read More »

Stephanie Meadow five shots off lead in Canadian Pacific Women's Open

The four-time victor on the LPGA Tour held the 54-hole lead in each of her four victories this season, including most recently the RICOH Women's British Open where she captured her first major title. Chun had three birdies on the front nine and three more on the back nine during her bogey-free round on the par-72, 6,622-yard Priddis Greens layout. Read More »

Brexit to go ahead without Parliament vote


A majority of the 650 lawmakers had declared themselves "Remainers". But many Brexit campaigners, including cabinet members David Davis and Liam Fox who will lead negotiations, are thought to believe Britain may have to quit the single market in order to impose adequate border controls. Read More »

Pak Regrets India's Rejection of 'Discuss Kashmir' Proposal

Baloch people living in Germany staged a protest in Leipzig city accusing Pakistan Army and the Sharif government of committing atrocities on the people of Balochistan. "We are political people". "Starting from the 1970s the Baloch have been fighting for more autonomy within Pakistan. We hope Pakistan will heed global opinion on this issue", he added. Read More »

England pair doubtful for Bangladesh

Bangladesh is now deemed to be at heightened risk from terror attacks, with a recent atrocity in July ending in the death of 20 hostages and two police officers at a Dhaka cafe popular with westerners. Australia's cricket tour to Bangladesh was called off previous year due to security concerns. England , however, fielded a team in the youth tournament. Read More »

Mehbooba meets Modi, blames Pakistan for Kashmir unrest


According to her, Pakistan had lost an opportunity for reconciliation when Mr. Modi had visited Lahore in December a year ago and when Home Minister Rajnath Singh had visited Islamabad recently for the SAARC Interior Ministers meeting. After her meeting with the PM, Mehbooba blamed Pakistan for creating troubles in the state, while hinting that the government would not hold formal talks with the separatists. Read More »

'No sign of radicalization' in Australia stabbing attack


Queensland police confirmed they were not treating the attack as a terrorist incident. Mr Jackson has been praised for his heroism as he continues to fight for life in a Townsville hospital. "There is certainly, at this stage, no indication that - certainly from Mia's point of view - that there was any sort of romantic connection", Rohweder told reporters. Read More »

Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold


The 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player led the way with 30 points as the USA overcame a sluggish first quarter by dominating the second 33-14 en route to a third gold in a row and 15th gold overall in the sport. "We fought and gave it everything, playing for our people. I'm glad we represented in the fashion that we did". The USA has now won 15 of the 19 gold medals given out for men's basketball, and improved to 6-1 since it began using professional players in 1992. Read More »

Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

The United States notched the most number of medals with a tally of 121 medals including 46 gold, followed by Great Britain which secured 67 medals including 27 gold medlas, while China remained at the third position, attaining 70 medals out of which 26 were gold. Read More »

Trump responds to Clinton attacks: 'Shame on you'

Clinton responded to that comment by stating it was Trump who had taken "a hate movement mainstream". Donald Trump and his surrogates hint at a mysterious "illness" afflicting rival Hillary Clinton. Former President Bill Clinton says he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife's presidential campaign. Read More »

Tenn. cop fatally shot after responding to domestic violence call


Crisp did not identify the officer, saying some family hadn't yet been notified as they were out of town. Moats was a 32-year-old father of three young children, and a nine-year department veteran. They then got behind their vehicle, waiting on help to arrive while watching the house. Officer Moats received many commendations from citizens about the work he did while with the City of Maryville Police Department, even recognized as a Readers' Choice Police Officer by the Readers of the ... Read More »

Bolivian miners lift roadblock after official beaten to death

Ultimately, the miners were not pleased with the government's lack of responsiveness to their demands and they beat Illanes to death at 6 p.m. local time. His body was found in the early morning by the side of the highway that connects La Paz with the city of Oruro, wrapped in a blanket, said Edwin Blanco, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation. Read More »

Syrian rebels say they've entered IS-held town


That they must go back across the river", Biden said at a news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. On Tuesday, it said that around 500 rebels were waiting to cross into Syria. Biden was speaking during a visit to Turkey. Aybet said the military operation showed Turkey would not allow the YPG to put down roots on its doorstep and allow a fragmentation of the Syrian state. Read More »

Russian Federation says future use of Iran air base depends on Syria circumstances

Russian warplane at Hamedan air base in Iran. A statement issued by the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday that as long as Iran agreed, Russia could use the Iranian air base again, "depending on the situation" in Syria. Russia's boasting took the western countries by surprise as it is the first time a foreign power has used Iran's military facilities, since the Second World War. Read More »

Uintah County horses infected with West Nile virus


The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program announced Tuesday that a mosquito trapped in Fairfield has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). West Nile is a mosquito-borne infection with symptoms that may include fever, headaches, fatigue, muscle pain or aches, nausea, loss of apetitie, vomiting and rash. Read More »

Indian politician mocked after being carried through ankle-deep flood waters


Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India, was visiting flood-affected areas to review and support rescue missions when he decided against wading through ankle-deep waters. A top government public relations officer defended Chouhan, saying it would have been risky for him to wade through the waters himself. Chouhan travelled by train to arrive in Satna at 10 p.m. Read More »

US Vice President Biden says US committed to NATO obligations


In a March appearance on ABC News' "This Week", Trump suggested the organization was "obsolete" because it was focused on Russian Federation, not terrorism. "I think NATO's obsolete". This kind of criticism from the White House is rare during a presidential election. But officials traveling with Biden indicated they are unsure what kind of reception they will receive and how serious Ankara is about strengthening ties with Moscow and Tehran at the perceived expense of the United States. Read More »

Huma Abedin Served as Assistant Editor for Radical Muslim Journal


Hillary Clinton's top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first female U.S. president, for a decade edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women's rights and blamed the USA for 9/11.Headlined "Women's Rights Are Islamic Rights", a 1996 article argues that single moms, working moms and gay couples with children should not be recognized as families. Read More »

Omar Abdullah led opposition delegation from J&K to meet PM Modi tomorrow


Mr Abdullah claimed that the ongoing agitation is the longest in recent memory in the aftermath of the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani by the security forces on July 8. Pakistan is active for the past 25 years and they have a goal of their own. "But if you ask me if the situation created after Wani's killing was due to Pakistan, I will have to say "no", the NC leader said.He said Pakistan undoubtedly tried to fuel the situation and succeeded too to some extant. Read More »

Donald Trump tries to encourage black voters to elect him


So you have nothing to lose. Current polls suggest that just 2% of African-American voters say they will vote for Trump. The Clinton campaign's Director of States/Political Engagement Marlon Marshall also tweeted , "Trump painting the entire African American community as living in poverty with no jobs shows he's completely out of touch with us". Read More »

American Fighter Jets Encounter Syrian Jets Over Hasakah


Thursday's encounter occurred as two Syrian fighter jets dropped bombs outside of Hasakah, apparently in support of Syrian regime forces that were fighting the Syrian Kurdish forces. It added that at least 25 people, including 10 children, were killed during the two-day escalation in Hasakah. Five pro-government gunmen of the National Defence Force were killed as well, the Observatory said. Read More »

Judge denies request to depose Clinton


The group has been using a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to press for information about aide Huma Abedin's overlapping employment at the U.S. State Department, the Clinton Foundation and an outside consulting firm while the Democratic presidential nominee was the top U.S. Read More »

China opens longest glass bottom bridge in world


It cost 22.5 million yuan (£2.5million) to build, according to state-run Xinhua news agency. The 430 metre long, six metre wide structure connects two mountains in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province. They organised a string of media events, including one where people were encouraged to try and smash the bridge's glass panels with a sledge hammer, and another where they drove a auto across it. Read More »