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Judge asked rape victim: 'Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?'

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Camp was a provincial court judge in Calgary when he asked the complainant why she couldn't keep her knees together, repeatedly referred to her as " the accused ", and suggested that her attempts to fight off her attacker were feeble. "I can't guarantee that I'm not prejudiced in other areas". "I was and will always be vigilant ... ideal I will never be". Due to the case, Justice Robin Camp is facing a hearing to save his career. Read More »

Israeli PM says meeting with leader of Palestine can take place anywhere

He claimed that Israel's "diversity" showed its "openness and readiness for peace". "Israel is the one that is ethnically cleansing the Palestinians", Abbas said in a speech in honor of the Eid al-Adha holiday. "It's called ethnic cleaning". "Therefore, Netanyahu's statements turning USA policy on the settlements to supporting "ethnic cleansing" is music to Trump's ears". Read More »

Derwin James undergoes surgery on knee, could miss six weeks

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The sophomore suffered torn cartilage in his left knee Saturday against Charleston Southern and was in surgery Monday afternoon to fix it, but coach Jimbo Fisher said an MRI revealed no structural damage. "I didn't really realize they were playing, happened to turn the TV on", Fisher said. "Bobby (Petrino) is a heck of a football coach. he does a great job". Read More »

Corker warns Trump about Putin flattery

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Republican Donald Trump leveled unusually harsh criticism against the USA military during a national security forum on NBC Wednesday night. While Clinton didn't mention Trump directly in Kansas City, there were allusions to him, including his questioning of President Barack Obama's American citizenship. Read More »

No. 4 Ohio State trounces Tulsa

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He returned it 26 yards for a touchdown, marking the second consecutive game an Ohio State defensive back has a pick-6. The Buckeyes soon picked up their momentum and set the tone of the game with a pick six by Malik Hooker , also known as Malik The Freak, and another from Marshon Lattimore , his second interception of the day, to give the Ohio State a 20-3 lead entering halftime. Read More »

Deadly Airstrikes In Aleppo And Idlib Before Ceasefire Begins

More air strikes hit Aleppo and Idlib province on Sunday after scores of people were killed in aerial bombardment on Saturday. A leading member of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said the opposition umbrella group cautiously welcomed the agreement, but said it required "effective enforcement mechanisms" if any truce deal is to "credible". Read More »

Korea nuclear test may be a bit of both

The UN Security Council has agreed to begin drawing up new sanctions against North Korea over its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. North Korea has been hit by five sets of United Nations sanctions since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006. Read More »

Former top Nusra commander killed in Syria

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Since the US-led coalition was launched, air strikes have targeted Nusra Front figures in Syria, killing scores. "The fighting is flaring on all the fronts of southern Aleppo, but the clashes in Amiryah are the heaviest", said Captain Abdul Salam Abdul Razak, the military spokesman of the rebel Nour al-Din al-Zinki Brigades. Read More »

IS blasts near Iraq mall kill 13 people

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The attack started with a suicide bomber who blew himself up with an explosive vest, police said. The explosions set ablaze a number of cars parked at the parking lot and outside the mall, and damaged many others. Interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan however said no casualties were reported inside the mall. Daesh has suffered defeats across Iraq and Syria in recent months, leading some observers to predict a rise in bombings on soft civilian targets as its military strength is eroded. Read More »

Paris gas canisters suspect pledged loyalty to IS

Police shot and arrested the 19-year-old woman with two accomplices south of Paris late Thursday. The official said Madani was hospitalized. One of the women detained in a police raid, referred to as Sarah H. The police opened fire and Madani was injured. According to the RTL radio network , Madani had written a letter pledging her support to the Islamic State. Read More »

Pakistan can't 'pick and choose' terror groups to go after

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The US also told Pakistan that it has to target militants who seek to harm its neighbours by taking refuge on its territory. "I would dismiss it outright", said Mark Toner , Spokesperson of the US Department of State. "The issue will be raised because of its direct links with incidents of terrorism in Pakistan", he said. Meanwhile, stepping up his attack on Pakistan, PM Modi today said there is "one country in our neighbourhood" which "produces and exports" terror as he pressed the global ... Read More »

Iran's President: Saudi Should Be 'Punished' for Hajj Deaths

Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, the top cleric of Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday said that the rulers of Iran were "not Muslims", and compared them to pre-Islamic fire-worshippers. Saudi authorities normally seek to avoid public discussion of whether Shias are Muslims, but implicitly recognise them as such by welcoming them to the haj, and by accepting Iranian visits to the Saudi-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Read More »

Mahmoud Abbas says reports he worked for KGB are a 'smear'

A Palestinian official, who declined to be identified as he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said that Abbas had served as an "official liaison with the Soviets, so he hardly needed to be a spy", without elaborating. Abbas did have ties to Russian Federation before becoming part of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, attending the People's Friendship University of Russian Federation in Moscow in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Read More »

Obama vows to work to tighten sanctions on North Korea

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The latest launch was created to "reassess the flight safety and guidance of the ballistic rockets, which have been deployed after performance improvement, while judging and evaluating the actual fight competency of the artillery units", the official Korean Central News Agency said, adding the results were " perfect ". Read More »

Syrian army aims to hit militants south, west of Aleppo

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The military college had fallen to the rebels last month as part of a wide-scale rebel offensive aimed at breaking the government troops' imposed siege on rebel-held areas east of Aleppo . Boys, one of them in a wheelchair, go down a street in the rebel-held al-Sheikh Said neighbourhood of Aleppo , Syria September 1, 2016. The LCC said Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels captured the village of Tweiran, to the south of al-Rai, from IS on Sunday. Read More »

Pence set to release tax returns next week

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Dalton was the third stop in Georgia last week for Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. " Donald Trump will be releasing his tax returns at the completion of an audit", the IN governor told NBC's Chuck Todd. There was no question of like, 'I wonder what it would be like to run with Donald Trump .' You knew what you were getting. Pence clearly had no interest in giving an in-depth answer, saying only that he trusted Trump to assemble his team: "I trust Donald Trump to assemble ... Read More »

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles as G20 leaders meet in China

Pyongyang test-fired three Rodong ballistic missiles into the East Sea, traveling some 1,000 km and falling into Japan's air defense identification zone. " North Korea's nuclear and missile threats are not imaginary threats any longer, but they are now becoming real threats", South Korea's President Park said after the submarine launch. Read More »

What's next for ex-Stanford swimmer released from jail

Willingham and others called for the recall of Persky because of the six-month jail term he sentenced Brock Turner to for a sexual assault conviction. 'While I firmly believe in Judge Persky's ability to serve in his current assignment, he has requested to be assigned to the civil division, in which he previously served, ' Pichon said in a statement . Read More »

3 kids kidnapped after mom killed found safe

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Days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, a couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado. Ryle Watkins, 5, Brayden Watkins, 3, and Joslynn Watkins, 2, were found safe Wednesday at a motel in Albuquerque. Another, unrelated 1 1/2-year-old girl was believed to have remained with Robertson and Humphrey. Read More »

For Donald Trump, a day of political whiplash on immigration

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Hillary Clinton leads Trump in the polls among women, the college educated, Latinos and African Americans. Last week, in a major address in Reno, Clinton highlighted her opponent's ties to the alt-right movement, which has nativist, white nationalist elements, and has become known for its online harassment of minorities. Read More »

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

The sentence reductions, or commutations, are among 111 the president granted nationwide, according to the White House . Those granted shorter sentences Tuesday were convicted of drug offenses for trafficking cocaine , heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine. Read More »

Hawaii hit by strong rain, surf as tropical storm brushes by

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The NHC said additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 to 36 hours, and Hermine is expected to be a hurricane as it reaches the Florida's northern Gulf Coast by Thursday afternoon and then sweep across northern parts of the state with driving rain , then northeast along the Atlantic Coast. Read More »

Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons

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Earlier, at a security council meeting, Churkin said, "Clearly there is a smoking gun". "It contains no names, no specifics, no fingerprints". Speaking to al-Mayadeen TV on Wednesday, al-Jaafari added that the final report of the chemical weapons inspectors' team in Syria has not been come up yet, and what was published so far is based on false testimonies, adding that almost 60 parties have been made to fabricate allegations against the Syrian government in the chemical issue. Read More »

Europe should have sent top officials to Turkey after coup

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In the current circumstances Turkey's EU accession " is not realistic all through the next decade ", Guenther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, told Bild newspaper on Tuesday. MEPs have suggested that the chapters needed to be opened as it would facilitate a dialogue with Ankara , the announcement mentioned . A further 543 judges and prosecutors have been sacked in Turkey, bringing the number of dismissals since July's failed coup to at least 3,288. Read More »

US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf

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The Iranians boarded the boats, pointed their guns at the US sailors and took them to an island where they were humiliated and held overnight. Yet with their words and actions, the Iranians are making it clear that they have no intention of engaging in any sort of détente with the nation they perceive as the "Great Satan". Read More »

LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'

Paul LePage's behavior. "I'm looking at all options", LePage told WVOM . He added, "If I've lost my ability to help Maine people, maybe it's time to move on". "I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you c--sucker". The controversy around LePage's comments - which included him saying that more than 90 percent of drug dealers who peddle heroin in ME are black or Hispanic people from New York, Massachusetts and CT - intensified over the weekend . Read More »

Vladimir Putin arrested and jailed in supermarket after ruckus with staff

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has never visited a Publix supermarket in Florida.as far as we know. Putin had reportedly missed his ride home from the supermarket just before the weird incident. Police in West Palm Beach said the man who shares the name of the Russian leader was arrested on trespassing charges at a Publix supermarket in the city¿s downtown on August 21, 2016. Read More »

Olympics: Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

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A judge in Rio ordered his release from Bangu Prison yesterday and it was decided that placing Mr Hickey under house arrest would not cause any risk to public order, or undermine the criminal investigation against him. "In spite of the accusations, there is no evidence that proves Hickey's involvement in such a scheme", said Helton Márcio Pinto, a partner at Arthur Lavigne Advogados Associados, the Rio law firm defending Hickey. Read More »

Islamic State spokesman killed in Syria

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ISIS's news agency Amaq did not say how the 39-year-old Syria native was killed in a eulogy published Monday, only that he was "surveying operations" in the area. If true, al-Adnani's death is a major victory for US and coalition forces battling the Islamic State in Syria. Al-Bab is in Aleppo, a province that is the current focal point of the Syrian civil war, and where IS, Syrian Kurdish forces, Turkey-backed rebels and President Bashar Assad's forces are vying for control. Read More »

Commercial Drones Clear for Takeoff Thanks to New FAA Regulations

The FAA is offering both an online training course and sample questions for aspiring drone pilots to prepare for the exam. Amazon has been exploring the idea of delivering packages to customers via drones. They can transmit the photos taken from their drone to produce 3-D images that pinpoint damage even further. Drones can be used by farmers to monitor fields, by telecom companies to inspect cellphone towers, and by media outlets to videotape news events - often with greater ease and ... Read More »