• Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term
Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday refused to reveal her decision regarding potential run for the fourth chancellor's term, Sputnik International reported. The poll results, for which 501 people were questioned, show that 42 percent of them want her to remain after the election. This conclusion stems from the poll conducted by Emnid Instit...

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  • Irish church review over Grindr claims
Irish church review over Grindr claims

In reaction to the scandal, Dublin archbishop Diarmuid Martin - one of Maynooth's trustees - made a decision to remove his three seminarians, instead sending them to the Irish College in Rome. "They haven't be able to come to terms with that because the teaching of my church, the Catholic Church, tells them that homosexuality is, of its nature, i...

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  • Day 14: Chimney Fire is 47 percent contained
Day 14: Chimney Fire is 47 percent contained

The Chimney Fire burning in San Luis Obispo County grew almost 4,000 acres overnight as firefighters braced for wind gusts Tuesday that could fan the flames into an unmanageable blaze . "We do have a new team that just came in, the Alaska Team, because the fire has transitioned to the USDA Forest Service which has control over it now", said Kim...

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  • Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations
Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

Earnest acknowledged that "tension between Turks and Kurdish forces " in Syria has "been simmering for a long time ", but said the USA would continue its support for "unified forces " fighting DAESH in Syria. But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said Kurdish-backed forces opposed by Ankara had gained up to 8 km of ground northw...

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  • Motive for murders of 2 nuns remains a mystery
Motive for murders of 2 nuns remains a mystery

Police told the diocese there appeared to be signs of a break-in at the home, she said. Police found both her and Margaret Held , SSSF, dead this morning after being called by personnel at the medical clinic where they ministered. Paula Merrill and Margaret Held , nuns found murdered in their MS home, August 25. "It's hard to imagine that one ...

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  • Chinese team to Rio achieves pre-set goal
Chinese team to Rio achieves pre-set goal

China's national women volleyball team arrive at the Beijing Capital International Airport amid crowds of cheering fans and journalists, Aug 23, 2016. Of the 410 athletes, the most China has ever taken to an Olympics away from home, 73 percent were at their first Games, Liu said. "With a young team, you never know.

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  • Philippine senators investigate hundreds of drugs killings
Philippine senators investigate hundreds of drugs killings

Speaking on Saturday just after midnight, Duterte responded to U.S. officials by implying that their criticism of the Philippines' violence against drug suspects was hypocritical. The arbitrary killings of those suspected to be drug peddlers or abusers, have been criticised by human rights bodies and activists. "Everybody waits and sees what the ...

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  • Jobless rate down in Nevada metro areas
Jobless rate down in Nevada metro areas

Bill Anderson, chief economist for the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, pointed out Nevada's job growth continues to outpace the recovery of the nation as a whole but the state's rate is still well above the 4.9 percent jobless rate nationwide.

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  • BSP supremo Mayawati strongly attacks Congress, BJP in her rally at Agra
BSP supremo Mayawati strongly attacks Congress, BJP in her rally at Agra

Mayawati said the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was soft towards capitalists. The insult to Mayawati by BJP leader Dayashankar Singh only provided further provocation. As a matter of fact, the top party leadership is believed to be considering a quiet abandonment of the Dalit outreach project. The western UP district ha...

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  • Todd Marinovich Arrested for Meth ... Naked In a Stranger's Backyard
Todd Marinovich Arrested for Meth ... Naked In a Stranger's Backyard

Hallinan said that Marinovich, an Irvine resident, was in a backyard of a home and had been seen naked on a neighborhood jogging path. Officers allegedly found Marinovich carrying a brown bag that contained marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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  • Child bomber stripped of explosive belt
Child bomber stripped of explosive belt

Less than 24 hours before the boy's arrest, a child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and injured a further 100 as they danced at a wedding party in Turkey . The number of children used in suicide attacks in 2015 was 11 times more than the previous year. IS has employed similar tactics in Syria and Iraq.

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  • Outside groups rush to help Clinton, Trump, Senate hopefuls
Outside groups rush to help Clinton, Trump, Senate hopefuls

Indeed, the blueprint Trump has stuck to for much of this week has the potential to resonate with voters deeply frustrated with Washington and career politicians. "To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump? But that apology tonight is simply a well-written phrase until he tells us which of his many...

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  • Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children
Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children

In that attack, only the bomber died. An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the site of suicide bomb attack in Kabul September 8, 2012. But the practice of using children is not restricted to the Islamic State group and has been used by other militant groups.

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  • Syrian war: USA scrambles jets to Hassakeh
Syrian war: USA scrambles jets to Hassakeh

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Khalid Ali, a member of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Party, said Syrian Kurdish fighters, Syrian peshmerga, were considered a "threat" to the PYD. The coalition aircraft arrived to protect the USA personnel from the strikes just as the two Syrian government Su-24 bombers were departing, according to Pentagon spokesman C...

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  • Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack
Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack

The attack occurred at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in the Seven Seas Lagoon area around 8 p.m. June 14 after the Graves family of Elkhorn, Nebraska, went out to the beach to watch " Zootopia ", the report said. The father, Matt Graves, attempted to pry the gator's mouth open but the animal broke free. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservatio...

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  • Rural church among those providing aid after Louisiana flood
Rural church among those providing aid after Louisiana flood

As about 2.5 feet of rain fell in parts of Louisiana last week, several rivers in southern parts of the state breached their banks and poured into surrounding homes and businesses, the National Weather Service said . So far, over 1,000 Red Cross volunteers from across 50 states have assisted the organization in their response to the Louisiana floo...

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  • South Sudan's rebel leader has fled
South Sudan's rebel leader has fled

Machar, he added, also congratulated the "gallant" opposition forces for courageous fight in self-defence in and around Juba , which successfully evacuated the senior political and military leadership of the armed faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO).

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  • Turkish parliament approves Israel reconciliation deal, ending six-year rift
Turkish parliament approves Israel reconciliation deal, ending six-year rift

The Turkish parliament has approved a reconciliation deal to normalize ties with Israel, paving the way for the two countries to restore diplomatic ties. Under the deal, the naval blockade of Gaza, which Ankara had wanted lifted, remains in force, although humanitarian aid can continue to be transferred to Gaza via Israeli ports.

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  • Israeli military demolishes home of Palestinian killer
Israeli military demolishes home of Palestinian killer

Israeli forces arrested five wanted Palestinians and confiscated illegal weapons during overnight raids in the West Bank, the IDF said Thursday. The troops "responded with riot dispersal means and fired 0.22 calibre bullets towards main instigators", the spokeswoman said, adding that the troops had found " two improvised handguns, other weapons a...

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  • Alleged quadruple-murderer caught in Virginia, extradited to NC for court
Alleged quadruple-murderer caught in Virginia, extradited to NC for court

A medical examiner determined Thursday Toone killed all four individuals with a hammer, "inflicting blunt force trauma head injuries by assault". Hours later and more than 150 miles north in Richmond, officers caught 39-year-old Dibon Toone in the victim's vehicle.

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  • El Chapo's Son Has Reportedly Been Kidnapped By A Rival Gang
El Chapo's Son Has Reportedly Been Kidnapped By A Rival Gang

The state AG confirmed on Tuesday that Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, one of the Sinaloa cartel leader's sons, was abducted along with five other people from the La Leche restaurant. The attention-grabbing attack on the Sinaloa cartel comes as Jalisco New Generation continues to challenge it for influence in Mexico. Ivan Archivaldo has repor...

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  • Kerala Co-operative Federation to sell liquor online this Onam to avoid rush
Kerala Co-operative Federation to sell liquor online this Onam to avoid rush

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala has chose to sell liquor online through the Kerala State Cooperative Consumers' Federation Ltd ( Consumerfed ) starting this Onam season. Consumerfed Managing Director and CPI (M) leader M Mehaboob said a final decision on the online order system would be taken by the board of directors.

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  • Trump to call for new ideological test for admission to US
Trump to call for new ideological test for admission to US

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Saint Anselm College - New Hampshire Institute of Politics Auditorium in Manchester, NH on Monday June 13, 2016. "I call it extreme, extreme vetting". "Only those who we expect to flourish in our country and to embrace a tolerant American society should be issued...

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  • Rudy Giuliani Stands Up for Trump again, Decries
Rudy Giuliani Stands Up for Trump again, Decries "Media Bias"

Giuliani is merely referring to the eight years that have passed since George W. Bush signed the Patriot Act into law, but even if you allow for this fact, he is still neglecting a number of other terrorist attacks that took place after 9/11.

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  • Olympics-Athletics-Belgium's Thiam wins heptathlon gold
Olympics-Athletics-Belgium's Thiam wins heptathlon gold

Ennis-Hill, 30, said she was still undecided on when to retire. As the morning broke in Rio, so did the beginning of the gruelling Heptathlon competition. In the final event of the day in Rio came the 200m. That's what I was capable of in this stage in my career on those two days. Ennis-Hill's compatriot Katarina Johnson-Thompson, 23, trails ...

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