• How to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower when it peaks August 11
How to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower when it peaks August 11

According to the Times , Jupiter's gravity has pulled together meteor streams originating from Comet Swift-Tuttle's path in 1862, 1479 and 1079. Experts at NASA say this year we could see double the meteors , which means double the excitement! The Perseid meteors race through Earth's atmosphere at a scorching speed of 132,000 miles per ...

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  • Trump, Clinton Close in SC
Trump, Clinton Close in SC

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is extending her lead in a key polling metric that's said to have more predictive power than traditional measures of voter intent. "At the end, it's either going to work or I'm going to, you know, I'm going to have a very, very nice long vacation", Trump said in Florida. On Monday, dozens of former Re...

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  • Corsican town bans the burkini
Corsican town bans the burkini

Police have launched an inquiry into the causes of the beach fighting, which saw three families of north African origin clash with a group of teenagers and their families. Several incidents in connection with the Muslim community have occurred recently in Corsica . In December protesters attacked a Muslim prayer hall after an assault on fir...

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  • What can we expect this winter? Old Farmer's Almanac releases long-range forecast
What can we expect this winter? Old Farmer's Almanac releases long-range forecast

Both almanacs just published their yearly predictions. To provide better accuracy, the specialists divide the country into 18 different regions , which each have their own forecast. But it's really February when the frigid temperatures take hold (northern tier states could see ambient air temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero!).

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  • Germany Calls for
Germany Calls for "air Bridge" to Supply Besieged Aleppo

The Russian Armed Forces General Staff reported later that from August 11 hostilities in Aleppo will be stopped for three hours per day for passage of humanitarian convoys inside of the city. This can not and must not continue. Aleppo is home to many rebel groups including those thought to be "moderate" by the U.S., such as the Free Syrian Army.

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  • South African sentenced to 10 years for newborn kidnapping
South African sentenced to 10 years for newborn kidnapping

The 52-year-old was arrested last year after people noticed an uncanny resemblance between the girl and another at her school. The woman waved to her family and shouted "bye, love you, love you" as she was led down to the cells. The kidnapper says she was "tricked", being given baby Zephany at a train station. After she was found, the girl chose ...

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  • Police Questioning Person of Interest in Queens Imam's Shooting Death
Police Questioning Person of Interest in Queens Imam's Shooting Death

Eric Phillips, a press secretary for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the mayor was closely monitoring the police investigation into the shootings. The gunman approached the men from behind and shot both in the head at close range about 1:50 p.m., local time, in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, one of the city's five boroughs, police ...

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  • 2 dead, 7 injured after suspected Ulfa(I) militants open fire in Assam
2 dead, 7 injured after suspected Ulfa(I) militants open fire in Assam

Combing operations are on. Culprits involved in the attack will not be spared", he said. "Senior officials are on the spot", Assam DGP Mukesh Sahay told The Hindu . He added that four to five gunmen entered Philobari village and opened indiscriminate fire at the villagers. DIG Bishnu Prasad Rabha said two persons were killed in the firing.

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  • Hillary Clinton releases 2015 tax returns, still no Trump numbers
Hillary Clinton releases 2015 tax returns, still no Trump numbers

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released her tax returns on Friday, showing that she and her husband Bill made $10.6 million in 2015, after taxes. Clinton s running mate Tim Kaine also released his returns for the past 10 years on Friday. In addition, the Clintons donated 9.8 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity, the ...

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  • Turkish builders implemented 1500 projects in Russia - Putin
Turkish builders implemented 1500 projects in Russia - Putin

He said the visit of Erdogan, despite the hard political situation in Turkey caused by the failed coup attempt on July 15, showed that Ankara really wanted to restore bilateral cooperation. Russian Federation has also been skeptical of Gulenists' activities, and closed the movement's schools in the country believing they were Central Intelligen...

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  • Michael Phelps wins silver in 100 butterfly
Michael Phelps wins silver in 100 butterfly

Then, he'll close out these Olympics in the 4x100 medley relay. There will be heats in other events including the men's pole vault, the women's 400 meters and the men's 800 meters. The final blow was Lisa Dahlkvist calmly slotting the last penalty kick past United States goalie Hope Solo. The women take on Canada at 3:30 p.m.

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  • Biden to visit Turkey amid coup attempt dispute
Biden to visit Turkey amid coup attempt dispute

Hakan Sukur's twitter account and website were not publicly accessible on Friday, August 12, however he has expressed support for cleric Fethullah Gulen in the past. After retiring from football in 2007, Sukur entered politics and was elected as an MP for Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Sukur counts Galatasaray, Inter Milan a...

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  • Clinton Stresses Opposition to TPP
Clinton Stresses Opposition to TPP

Clinton said protecting United States interests did not require that Americans "cut ourselves off from the world", but she stressed that she would oppose trade pacts that weaken America´s standing. He says she will "betray" us. And, in turn, the new free-trade agreement will send a clear message to others, especially China, about U.S. intent to ...

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  • Ukraine puts troops on combat alert, tension with Russia mounts
Ukraine puts troops on combat alert, tension with Russia mounts

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to take counter-measures against Ukraine which he accused of sending saboteurs into Crimea to carry out terrorist acts. Kiev says Russian Federation is trying to justify escalating a military build-up by making accusations that Ukrainian agents had engaged in terror tactics in Crimea .

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  • Taliban Closing In On Key City In The South
Taliban Closing In On Key City In The South

If the Taliban takes Lashkar Gah, it will be the second provincial capital to fall. As of this writing, Afghan forces are battling for control of a highway connecting Lashkar Gah with Kandahar. However, the spokesman for USA forces in Afghanistan, Brig. Reuters reports that 25 USA air strikes have taken place to date. Did the United Kingdom lea...

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  • Ukraine puts troops along Crimean border on combat alert
Ukraine puts troops along Crimean border on combat alert

They also reported another alleged incident in which two more groups tried to force their way into Crimea early Monday, supported by Ukrainian artillery and armor. "This is fake information", the spokesman said. Herbst said it was possible that "testosterone-heavy Ukrainian volunteers" had staged a provocation, as Putin charged, but added , ...

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  • Turkey's Erdogan accuses West of 'supporting coup plotters'
Turkey's Erdogan accuses West of 'supporting coup plotters'

Barely a day after the Pentagon's top official arrived in Turkey in a bid to cool growing tensions between Ankara and Washington, a Turkish lawyer filed a criminal complaint against him and two other senior US officials. Gulen, who has lived in exile since 1999 after charges were laid against him by Turkey's then secular authorities, has vehemently...

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  • Men's cycling time trial preview - Froome, Dumoulin favorites
Men's cycling time trial preview - Froome, Dumoulin favorites

In terms of showcasing skills, there was no one on the course doing it quite like Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland. The man nicknamed "Spartacus" won his third Olympic medal - the two time trial golds and a silver in the Beijing Olympics road race.

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  • Turkey's Erdogan sits down with Russia's Putin for talks
Turkey's Erdogan sits down with Russia's Putin for talks

Both leaders looked composed and not overly emotional when they met and shook hands for a picture. Erdogan insisted to Russian media that Assad must still go - a position opposed by Putin - but did say that the conflict at the heart of the falling out with Moscow could now also become the focus for renewed cooperation between the two sides.

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  • 14 gold medals await athletes in Rio de Janeiro
14 gold medals await athletes in Rio de Janeiro

Ladon will need two wins to break into the medal round The Philippines has not won any Olympic medal since 1996 but boxing has given the country at least five of the nine medals it has garnered since its participation in the Olympics. "Silver is silver what ever you say", he said. Diaz is a veteran of three Olympics despite her youth, making her ...

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  • Israeli charges based on 'huge gap' in numbers
Israeli charges based on 'huge gap' in numbers

The Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, announced on Thursday that Mohammed el-Halabi had embezzled aid money to help Hamas purchase weapons, build terror tunnels, and even give bonuses to terrorists. Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon speculated that World Vision's budget does not include in-kind donations like food. Ot...

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  • Meg Whitman: I'm voting for Hillary Clinton
Meg Whitman: I'm voting for Hillary Clinton

A CNN/ORC poll this week showed Clinton with a 9-point edge in a head-to-head matchup with Trump. As for Clinton backers, only 18 percent said they have friends who support Trump , and 47 percent said they have no friends who want to "Make America Great Again".

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  • Iran executes nuclear scientist claiming was U.S. spy
Iran executes nuclear scientist claiming was U.S. spy

Amiri some $5-M to defect and provide "significant" information about Iran's atomic program. The Iranian scientist had disappeared on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2009 before surfacing in the US. "I have talked to all the major government offices, I have sent letters to everyone", Amiri's father said. Amiri was a researcher who Iranian officials sa...

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  • Olympics: Paralympic committee does what the IOC could not -- ban Russian Federation
Olympics: Paralympic committee does what the IOC could not -- ban Russian Federation

The system in Russian Federation is broken, corrupted and entirely compromised. "It impairs clean athletes. for political reasons rather than sporting, and goes against the Paralympic movement's principle of inclusion", World Archery said in a statement.

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  • Japan observes anniversary of Hiroshima bombing
Japan observes anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

The annual ceremony came just months after Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit the western Japanese city, paying moving tribute to victims of the devastating bomb. Three days later, the USA dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Some died immediately while others succumbed to injuries or radiation-related illnesses weeks,...

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  • Anandiben submits resignation, new CM to be announced on Friday
Anandiben submits resignation, new CM to be announced on Friday

Nitin Patel, the senior-most minister in the Anandiben Patel cabinet, will be the Deputy Chief Minister. In the process, she became the first woman to hold the position of Chief Minister in Gujarat. Rupani would be tasked with leading the party in the Assembly polls due next year, overcoming the multiple challenges faced by it in the home state of ...

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  • Rajnath skips lunch hosted by Pak counterpart
Rajnath skips lunch hosted by Pak counterpart

However, Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup clarified that it was within the protocol of the SAARC meetings to telecast only the opening program. There is no bad and good terrorism, terrorism is terrorism. Khan, the Pakistani home minister, appeared not even keen to offer a diplomatically correct welcome - he appeared relu...

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  • Strict curfew across Kashmir to prevent anti-India rally
Strict curfew across Kashmir to prevent anti-India rally

Almost 100 protesters and police were injured in clashes last Friday as authorities sought to block a rally called by separatist groups opposed to Indian rule, officials said . Scores of people were injured on Friday after protesters clash with security forces in Srinagar , South and north Kashmir. Indian Kashmir has spiralled into unrest with ...

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  • Russian Federation to argue at CAS suspension of weightlifters from Olympic Games
Russian Federation to argue at CAS suspension of weightlifters from Olympic Games

Having already had two quota places removed for previous doping violations, the International Weightlifting Federation ruled on Friday that the remaining eight Russians would also not be allowed to compete in Rio following the reanalysis of samples from the Beijing and London Games.

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  • Bank of Japan disappoints as it shuns helicopter money
Bank of Japan disappoints as it shuns helicopter money

The U.S. currency cut its losses on buybacks to stand at ¥103.60-64 at 5 p.m., but was still down from ¥104.68-69 at the same time Thursday. Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose 0.1 percent to 5,560.40. China's Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.5 percent to 2,979.34 and South Korea's Kospi slid 0.2 percent to 2,016.19. "Increasing ETF purchases makes no c...

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  • Russian transport helicopter shot down near Aleppo, killing 5
Russian transport helicopter shot down near Aleppo, killing 5

The United States is not ready to officially call the incident in Saraqeb a chemical attack, but there is growing confidence that is what happened, a senior US official told CNN on Tuesday evening. All five aboard the helicopter died, and Russian Federation has not resumed airstrikes on Syrian militant groups since the incident. "We don't...

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  • UN to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch
UN to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch

Over in South Korea , analysts say the missile launch is a show of force against upcoming annual military drills with the United States . Japanese officials said the missiles was down around one hundred and fifty miles from the country's north western coast...

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  • DNC chair resigns over Hillary 'bias'
DNC chair resigns over Hillary 'bias'

Clinton beat Sanders by fewer than 2,000 votes in Kentucky's Democratic Primary in May. Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. The email release complicated the situation, Phillips said , in that it made Sanders supporters more likely to seek a way to register their displeasure during proceedings here at the Democratic National Con...

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  • Indian parliament passes landmark GST bill
Indian parliament passes landmark GST bill

He said passage of GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha demonstrates inherent maturity of Indian politics. However, Mr. Jaitley refused to yield, stating that he could not give a commitment on future legislation whose contours would be decided by the Centre and the States together.

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  • China rejects accusations in Japan defense report
China rejects accusations in Japan defense report

Wang said Beijing has been facing tremendous pressure from its neighbors and the global community and is defending its sovereignty in the South and East China Seas. The failure to include these developments in the final communique was widely seen as a victory for China, which had pressed Cambodia to oppose such a statement.

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