• Outrage as at least 56 civilians killed in Syria airstrike
Outrage as at least 56 civilians killed in Syria airstrike

An SDF commander said the initiative was first floated last week by tribal leaders in Manbij, which is a key IS bastion. This comes just one days after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured an ISIS headquarters in Western Manbij, that has been for long used by the radical group as a command centre and logistics hub.

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  • Indianapolis police officer arrested, accused of shooting fellow officer
Indianapolis police officer arrested, accused of shooting fellow officer

The detective returned fire, but didn't hit the off-duty officer. The detective is said to be in good condition at an Indianapolis hospital while the suspect's estranged wife and the two children are safe at an undisclosed location. After the shooting, the off-duty officer who shot the investigator fled the scene in his personal vehicle towards...

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  • Philippine president gives rebels deadline to declare truce
Philippine president gives rebels deadline to declare truce

Duterte declared the cease-fire during his first national address on July 25 in hopes of ending "centuries of mistrust and warfare" between the government and communist rebels. In Davao City, the 10th Infantry Division denied the accusation of the NPA that the military had deceived Duterte regarding the facts of the encounter in Davao del Norte.

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  • Turkey reshuffles military after half of generals fired
Turkey reshuffles military after half of generals fired

Turkey carried out the largest single purge of its armed forces since the failed July 15 takeover and shut down more than 100 media organizations allegedly linked to the USA -based cleric it accuses of orchestrating it, Fethullah Gulen . Washington has responded cautiously to the request to extradite Gulen, saying it must provide clear evidence o...

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  • US general says IS in Afghanistan linked to parent group
US general says IS in Afghanistan linked to parent group

It has been another bloody year on the battlefield for Afghan soldiers and police officers, who have experienced a surge in casualties over last year, according to the top US general in the region. He estimated the group has about 1,500 fighters now. The US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan formally ended its operation...

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  • First home delivery of medical marijuana made in state
First home delivery of medical marijuana made in state

Licensed cannabis grower and distributor Trulieve won the race among the state's six medical cannabis licensees to open the state's first retail location. Residents who once resisted marijuana operations in their area have come around, thanks to some education about the nature of marijuana businesses, the adoption by California legislators of...

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  • 'Wonder Woman' trailer starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot released
'Wonder Woman' trailer starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot released

Some of the directors include Ben Affleck, who will be directing the Batman solo film and Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman . During a panel celebrating the character's 75th birthday in comics at San Diego Comic-Con, Gadot talked about Wonder Woman , who is also known as Diana Prince .

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  • 'More Material' Coming, Says WikiLeaks Founder Assange
'More Material' Coming, Says WikiLeaks Founder Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says his organisation will be releasing "a lot more material" related to the U.S. election in the coming months. "The other top emails, well, as I said , I think this instruction by Luis Miranda, the head of communications, to go out and covertly spread anti-Bernie Sanders propaganda is a clear instruction co...

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  • China scores a surprising diplomatic victory after South China Sea ruling
China scores a surprising diplomatic victory after South China Sea ruling

Secretary of State John Kerry is joined by Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, left, and Malaysian envoy Othman Hashim, right, before a group photos at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Laos. Even after a late-night meeting of foreign ministers called to thrash out the issue late on Saturday, the region's top diploma...

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  • Australia key to core of US' Asia-Pacific pivot, says Biden
Australia key to core of US' Asia-Pacific pivot, says Biden

U.S Vice President Joe Biden, center, sits with the Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau, right, and Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews during a dinner at Government House in Melbourne, Sunday, July 17, 2016. The vice president repeatedly mentioned the importance of the US maintaining its presence in the Pacific, saying he believed the USA, along with...

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  • Tim Kaine gets a warm homecoming in Richmond
Tim Kaine gets a warm homecoming in Richmond

Sanders admitted "there are a lot of reasons why one loses", but he did not blame the Democratic National Committee, even after emails leaked by WikiLeaks on Friday indicate the party was more supportive of Clinton's campaign than his. Last week, she denounced offensive signs that said "Hillary Clinton for prison", and complained that "we've seen...

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  • Turkey coup attempt crackdown 'flouts rule of law' - Germany
Turkey coup attempt crackdown 'flouts rule of law' - Germany

In a bid to calm markets roiled by the coup attempt, Turkey's central bank cut a key interest rate to shore up liquidity in the economy. According to the details, Turkey has reportedly banned Islamic funerals for dead coup supporters and warned imams not to carry out the ceremonies.

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  • Turkish jets hit rebels in Iraq following failed coup
Turkish jets hit rebels in Iraq following failed coup

Turkey's parliament has endorsed sweeping new powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of last week's failed coup . Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told Reuters that Gulenists were a "parallel terrorist organization" the government was determined to "dig them up by their roots", Reuters re...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn: Labour leader on leadership ballot after NEC vote
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour leader on leadership ballot after NEC vote

A Labour Party spokeswoman said it was an NEC decision to agree that voters had to be members for over six months to vote and that the registered supporters fee would be £25. I do this because I believe the NEC's decision-making was procedurally flawed and it reached the wrong conclusion. "I'm in this contest to win it and that's what I intend to...

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  • Man kills woman with machete in Germany, is arrested
Man kills woman with machete in Germany, is arrested

The shooter, identified by local media as German-Iranian Ali David Sonboly , 18, had visited the site of a 2009 school shooting in the town of Winnenden past year and took pictures, then he started planning Friday's shooting spree, Heimberger, said, according to the Associated Press.

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  • Cops, protesters gear up for hot day of marches ahead of DNC
Cops, protesters gear up for hot day of marches ahead of DNC

Party officials made the decision Saturday, after e-mails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. "Demand Progress will keep up the pressure to make sure the recommendations are adopted by the DNC - and to fight for fair representation and against the influence of money in all realms of Ameri...

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  • Republican panel leaves anti-Trump move gasping for breath
Republican panel leaves anti-Trump move gasping for breath

Turner said she was too busy to attend this year's convention, but personally supports Trump as the party's nominee. "And the people who support him, who want an outsider and want somebody who'll shake it up, I don't think they realize that".

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  • Owen Smith joins Labour leadership race
Owen Smith joins Labour leadership race

In addition to Smith, Angela Eagle is trying to wrest the party leadership in the contest which began in the wake of Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European Union. In the last leadership contest, the Labour Party reported that about 552,000 members and supporters were eligible to vote; about 292,000 full members, 148,000 affiliated supporters ...

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  • Head of state GOP criticizes Cruz for not endorsing Trump
Head of state GOP criticizes Cruz for not endorsing Trump

This threw Palin in a tizzy, and in the "exclusive" note she called Cruz's actions "one of those career ending "read my lips" moments", referring to George H.W. As the last speaker at the gathering, Trump, 70, has a chance today's night to end on a positive note when he makes a prime-time address to formally accept the presidential nomination.

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  • Ex-Philippine leader Arroyo freed from years of detention
Ex-Philippine leader Arroyo freed from years of detention

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Wednesday disclosed that the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is also investigating another possible plunder case against former President and now Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Aside from the plunder complaint, Mrs. Arroyo is also facing graft cases in connection with the botched United States dollars 329-mill...

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  • HK democracy activists found guilty
HK democracy activists found guilty

Wong was found not guilty of inciting others to join the assembly. "This case will be a very important case [that shows] the attitude of the Hong Kong government towards peaceful assembly is. The 79-day "Occupy Central" street demonstrations crippled parts of Hong Kong and were one of the boldest populist challenges to Beijing's Communist Par...

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  • Jose Mourinho plans to keep unpopular player at Manchester United
Jose Mourinho plans to keep unpopular player at Manchester United

He has shown the potential we saw when we chose to buy him'. "This is not a selling club that just lets its player go". This flexibility shown by Mourinho is promising for some of United's academy players who may have thought they stood no chance breaking into a first team managed by "the Special One".

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  • New British foreign secretary arrives for first EU meeting
New British foreign secretary arrives for first EU meeting

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini issued a stark warning to Ankara in the wake of the crackdown after the attempted coup in Turkey. Unlike Johnson's European allies, still stung by a British "leave" campaign they believed was replete with lies, Kerry backed Johnson - albeit awkwardly.

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  • Xbox One S: Australian Price And Release Date
Xbox One S: Australian Price And Release Date

Users of the new console will also enjoy High Dynamic Range (HDR) video playback, as well as for gaming . The control that comes equipped with Xbox One S also contains several improvements to its performance within wireless signal and new Bluetooth functions.

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  • Baghdad bombing death toll rises to 281, health ministry says
Baghdad bombing death toll rises to 281, health ministry says

Health Minister Adila Hamoud said the identities of 177 people killed in the bombing have yet to be determined, while 115 bodies have been handed over to families, according to a statement from the ministry. Investigators now believe they know what caused the attack to claim so many lives. Police Major General Talib Khalil Rahi said the bomber'...

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  • David Cameron delivers final Prime Minister's address
David Cameron delivers final Prime Minister's address

Cameron also made a reference to his successor, United Kingdom home secretary Theresa May, in his final speech , saying he wished her well and was proud that for the "second time in British history" the Prime Minister will be a woman and "once again a Conservative" - in reference to Margaret Thatcher as the first female PM of Britain.

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  • Sheriff: Escaped Florida murder suspect armed, has help
Sheriff: Escaped Florida murder suspect armed, has help

Dayonte Resiles, 21, was able to slip out of his prison jumpsuit and shackles before making a run for it down the stairs from the fourth floor of the courthouse and out a back door, according to authorities. "He got up out of the jury box". Police followed up on several leads Friday searching through neighborhoods and apartments. Frank Celone, a ...

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  • Don't fight hate with hate: Tributes pour in for Jo Cox funeral
Don't fight hate with hate: Tributes pour in for Jo Cox funeral

Mourners pay their respects as the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of murdered MP Jo Cox , passes through Batley Market Square in Batley, north-west England on July 15, 2016. The mother of two young children died on June 16 after she was attacked outside the library in Birstall. Her killing provoked a wave of shock worldwide and a memorial f...

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  • Chinese businessman gets nearly 4 years in US hacking case
Chinese businessman gets nearly 4 years in US hacking case

Last year, China arrested a group of hackers after the USA government provided them with a list of cybercrime suspects who allegedly stole sensitive research and development information. Another email, sent by Su in 2009, outlined the names of US aerospace executives that the hackers could target. In March, he pleaded guilty to one count of consp...

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  • Swift says she co-wrote ex's latest hit; Harris lashes out
Swift says she co-wrote ex's latest hit; Harris lashes out

But when the 32-year-old said in an interview that he had no plans to collaborate with Taylor and that it probably wouldn't happen ever, she was pissed and felt "disrespected" ...considering they already had, the site claims. "My eldest daughter has had her ultimate dream come true tonight & I can't say thank you enough for giving my kids the fant...

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  • Cameron gets standing ovation by MPs ahead of leaving No. 10
Cameron gets standing ovation by MPs ahead of leaving No. 10

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn took the opportunity to pay tribute to Cameron before he offers his resignation to the Queen. Of course, there were kind words for the outgoing leader. He was referring to a pink bus Labour had launched to target women voters in 2015. In his final exchange with the PM, Mr Corbyn insisted there will be "plenty more to...

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  • Pokemon Go maker: Coding error gave company access to your emails
Pokemon Go maker: Coding error gave company access to your emails

According to Niantic Labs , Google said that the game app has not accessed any user data beyond basic profile information and that Google is planning to reduce Pokemon Go's access to only the limited info that it needs to access. "Given the use of email as an authentication mechanism (think "Forgot password" links) they now have a pretty good ch...

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  • Biles, Douglas head US gymnastics team for Rio
Biles, Douglas head US gymnastics team for Rio

The Virginia gymnast repeated vows that she will be ready for the Olympics. Three-time world champion Simone Biles and defending Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will spearhead the USA women's gymnastics team challenge in Rio despite differing fortunes at the United States trials that concluded on Sunday.

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  • Frustrated Commuters Angry Over Rail Cuts
Frustrated Commuters Angry Over Rail Cuts

Southern's passenger services director, Alex Foulds, said when the changes were announced last week that the cuts would mean "a better, more consistent service". Ms Lewis said her journey should take around 90 minutes but recently has been taking her more than three hours as a result of the delays. "We are very sorry for the effect on our passeng...

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  • President Obama, President Bush to Speak at Dallas Memorial Service
President Obama, President Bush to Speak at Dallas Memorial Service

The president travelled to Spain after attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Poland, but the shocking series of events in the U.S. His son killed a police officer and a bystander before being shot dead by a cop himself - right after Brown became chief of police. Every president of the United States since Nixon has visited the c...

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