• Sad News! Gunfire, blast at American University in Kabul kills 12
Sad News! Gunfire, blast at American University in Kabul kills 12

The attackers blew up an outside wall that allowed them to gain access, The Guardian reported. The victims also included three police and three guards. It is Afghanistan's only private, not-for-profit, non-partisan and co-ed university. Hundreds of trapped students were rescued during the overnight operation, many of whom tweeted desperate ...

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  • Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway
Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

The Norwegian Nature Inspectorate wrote in a press release that officials discovered a field of carcasses on Friday while they were supervising hunters in the area. NNI spokesman Knut Nylend told the Norwegian News Agency (NTB) that the animals were in a remote private hunting area in Telemark, where a powerful storm had recently passed through...

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  • 36 foreign workers test positive for Zika at Singapore construction site
36 foreign workers test positive for Zika at Singapore construction site

On Saturday health officials say they confirmed the first confirmed case of local transmission and expect the mosquito-borne virus to spread. 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika have been confirmed in Singapore . The virus, which can be transmitted sexually and through blood, increases the risk of birth defects among children born to infe...

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  • Ko solid in Canada
Ko solid in Canada

Jutanugarn tops the leaderboard on 12-under par with In Gee Chun and Meadow four shots further behind. Lee, Sharp, Leblanc and Brooke Henderson - who sits at four under par after a second-round 68 that included a double-bogey on her penultimate hole - have their work cut out for them considering the aforementioned duo on top.

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  • F1: Rosberg wins after chaotic start to Belgian GP
F1: Rosberg wins after chaotic start to Belgian GP

Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez's wait for points goes on as he finished 12th, though he finished one place ahead of teammate Romain Grosjean. He was already condemned to the back row at that point. Later in the race, he again infuriated Raikkonen, a rare feat considering the Finn's nickname is "The Ice Man" for his usually unflappable demeanor. Sa...

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  • British PM May, Cabinet to Chart EU Exit at Chequers Retreat
British PM May, Cabinet to Chart EU Exit at Chequers Retreat

However, more than three quarters of her cabinet actively campaigned for the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union - and there are already suggestions of a serious split at the top of the Government over the issue of whether Britain should stay in the single market.

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  • Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Resigns
Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Resigns

Manafort's resignation came amid new scrutiny over his involvement with a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law. The Times report said criminal investigators are separately looking into a network of "offshore shell companies that...

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  • PM Modi Discussed Whether To Cite Balochistan With Top Ministers
PM Modi Discussed Whether To Cite Balochistan With Top Ministers

Replying to his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhry's fresh invitation of August 19 to visit Islamabad by the end of this month to discuss Kashmir dispute, Jaishankar had said in a letter he was willing to discuss "terrorism" emanating from Pakistan's territory which was India's core concern.

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  • Palestinians Detained in Jerusalem and West Bank
Palestinians Detained in Jerusalem and West Bank

The Palestinians say that almost 50 years of Israeli occupation and a lack of hope for gaining independence are driving attacks. While the plan for the Plugat Hamitkanim outpost would reportedly only amount to a small number of residences, Israel has come under harsh criticism for a spike in illegal settlement activity in recent weeks, with plans...

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  • Kevin Pietersen has apprehensions about England's tour of Bangladesh
Kevin Pietersen has apprehensions about England's tour of Bangladesh

Twenty hostages and two police officers were killed during an attack in Dhaka last month and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises Westerners could be at greater risk, but the European Central Bank is content that the necessary safeguards have been put in place.

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  • Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti calls for dialogue with all stakeholders in Kashmir
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti calls for dialogue with all stakeholders in Kashmir

This was Mufti's first meeting with Modi since trouble started in Kashmir on July 9. "Separatists should come forward and help Jammu and Kashmir government in saving innocent lives", she said. For others, it is a business. "The present dispensations at Center and state are working in tandem to ensure that peace is restored soon", the meeting said...

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  • British woman stabbed to death at Australian hostel
British woman stabbed to death at Australian hostel

Australian police have ruled out any links to extremist groups in the stabbing of a 21-year-old British woman to death at a backpackers' hostel in the country's northeast even as a romantic angle is being probed. Following reports that newly elected senator and anti-immigration advocate Pauline Hanson had said the incident "could well be the first ...

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  • France urges UN response to Syria's toxic gas attacks
France urges UN response to Syria's toxic gas attacks

The UN and OPCW have concluded in their year-long investigation, that both the Syrian government and ISIS have used chemical weapons during the crisis in war-torn Syria. Following the August 30th discussion by the Security Council, the report will be made public. As Foreign Policy notes, this potential development is a political shot to Obama...

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  • Jerry Colangelo: Other Countries Need To Become More Competitive
Jerry Colangelo: Other Countries Need To Become More Competitive

US held Serbia to 31 percent shooting in the first half and Kevin Durant scored 24 of his game-high 30 points before the break. Though they played in several competitive games in Rio, Team USA blew out Serbia by 30 points to win their third straight gold and 15th overall.

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  • Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week
Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

Swimmer Adam Peaty, who started the British gold rush by smashing his own world record to win the 100m breaststroke title, told SSNHQ: "This has been all about getting up at 4am and my coach always said you have to get momentum for the team and that's meant so much".

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  • Clinton says Trump will 'make America hate again'
Clinton says Trump will 'make America hate again'

Women can do the job as well as men and even better. While riffing on Trump's recent line asking black voters , "What the hell do you have to lose?", Clinton said Trump has a lot of gall to ask the communities "he's ignored and mistreated for decades" what they have to lose under a Trump presidency.

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  • Police officer fatally shot in eastern Tennessee
Police officer fatally shot in eastern Tennessee

Assistant Commissioner David Purkey said, "It is with heavy heart that I express my condolences to the family and friends of Officer Kenny Moats of the Maryville Police Department". He says the suspect wasn't hit. "At the time, deputies did not have probable cause to arrest Brian Stalans", according to a BCSO news release. The two Blount Coun...

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  • Striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia
Striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Seventeen officers were wounded in the clashes, according to government sources, who also denied allegations of police brutality. In his remarks on Friday morning, Morales said the recent actions carried out by the Bolivian miners were rooted in self-serving political interests rather than genuine social change.

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  • Philippines summoned Chinese envoy over drug smuggling
Philippines summoned Chinese envoy over drug smuggling

In a recent press conference , Duterte spoke directly to the people of America saying, "Why are you Americans killing the Black people there, shooting them down when they are already on the ground". "It does not mean that we'll weaken our friendship with the United States", Yasay told Reuters during a break in a meeting of the senate foreign rela...

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  • Biden orders Syrian Kurds to pull back
Biden orders Syrian Kurds to pull back

Kurdish forces "must move back across the Euphrates River". Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said this week that northern Syria should not become the domain of one group and that a "secure zone", an internationally policed buffer area Turkey proposed in the past, should be reconsidered.

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  • Iran calls in Russian airstrikes on Syria
Iran calls in Russian airstrikes on Syria

The five-year-long war is Syria wages on as the USA and Saudi Arabia wanting to topple Assad while Russian Federation and Iran prefer to see him continue. Iranians gave an extraordinary permission to Russians: no foreign power has based forces in Iran since World War II, that's why trumpeting news in Russian mass media about one more political ad...

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  • Mosquito samples from Naval Weapons Station test positive for West Nile virus
Mosquito samples from Naval Weapons Station test positive for West Nile virus

District Health Unit received lab confirmation that a batch of mosquitoes collected in Lindsay on Thursday, August 18th tested positive for West Nile virus. The crews will begin at 7:30 p.m. and residents in the area are being asked to avoid outdoor activity and close windows while spraying is taking place.

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  • US favours 'direct' India-Pakistan talks to reduce tension
US favours 'direct' India-Pakistan talks to reduce tension

Senior Congress leader who was a Minister in the Omar Abdullah government said that it was the then Defence Minister A K Antony who vehemently opposed its revocation. Sources in the Home Ministry said, the forces are being dispatched to trouble-torn areas in the state for maintaining law and order. "We are hopeful that it will happen soon".

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  • State Dept: Clinton Aide With Connections to Islamic Publication 'Fully Vetted'
State Dept: Clinton Aide With Connections to Islamic Publication 'Fully Vetted'

Abedin was an assistant editor for the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs , working for her mother, who was editor-in-chief at the time and still holds that position today. Whether Clinton had any knowledge of Abedin's role with her family's journal has yet to be confirmed but the link does pull Clinton into the controversy.

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  • Kashmir Opposition leaders meet President, accuse Modi govt of failure
Kashmir Opposition leaders meet President, accuse Modi govt of failure

The state is in the grip of a prolonged spell of violence and lockdown since the gunning down of militant commander Burhan Wani by security forces on 8th of last month. Referring to the opposition meet he said that "we had a threadbare discussion on the prevailing situation but had differences over some issues which resulted in a virtual dead lock"...

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  • Trump To Black Voters: 'What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?'
Trump To Black Voters: 'What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?'

Hillary Clinton tweeted that his words were "so ignorant, it's staggering". He has done no better with African Americans. "I say it again, what do you have to lose?" Trump was heavily criticised after he took days to distance himself from a former Ku Klux Klan leader who endorsed him.

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  • Coaliton Scrambles Jets in Response to Syrian Airstrikes
Coaliton Scrambles Jets in Response to Syrian Airstrikes

WASHINGTON-The U.S. scrambled fighter jets Thursday to protect American special operations forces and allies from Syrian government attacks near the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh, the Pentagon said Friday. The airstrikes were preceded by a couple of days of clashes on the ground that involved artillery, Davis told reporters at the Pentagon t...

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  • Clinton need not give sworn testimony over emails
Clinton need not give sworn testimony over emails

In a statement , Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon called Judicial Watch "a right-wing organization" that has attacked the Clintons for decades to damage them politically, "and so we are glad that the judge has accepted our offer to answer these questions in writing rather than grant Judicial Watch's request".

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  • Zhangjiajie glass-bottomed bridge attraction to open this weekend
Zhangjiajie glass-bottomed bridge attraction to open this weekend

The bridge has been designed by well-known Israeli architecture firm Haim Dotan . The 430-metre long, 6-metre wide glass-bottomed walkway hangs 300 metres above a canyon in the Tianmenshan National Forest Park in Hunan province, central China.

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  • Putin, Erdogan agree to mend ties
Putin, Erdogan agree to mend ties

From Moscow Recep Tayyip Erdogan called President Vladimir Putin his "dear friend" and announced the resumption of Turkish Stream , a major infrastructural project of strategic value to Russian Federation. The two leaders are expected to come out with a "roadmap" to help bring Russia-Turkey relations to a new level. However, the announcement by ...

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  • Commercially successful director made ?70s hit movie ?Love Story?
Commercially successful director made ?70s hit movie ?Love Story?

He received the Academy's 2001 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, honoring his charitable work and support of educational institutions and civil rights groups. Hiller directed over two-dozen films as well as many TV series throughout his career. When asked what kind of work he was seeking, Hiller replied: 'I want to be a director'.

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  • Detective: Man told police he shot 2 teenagers behind store
Detective: Man told police he shot 2 teenagers behind store

Friday's probable cause hearing also shed new light into the moments leading up to and during the murders of the two teens. The detective on the case, Jennifer Bennett, shared more ominous details on how the crime unfolded. A delivery driver made the gruesome discovery at approximately 6am. It's still unclear exactly how Hazelwood knew the vict...

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  • Rockville Native Helen Maroulis First American Woman to Win Gold in Wrestling
Rockville Native Helen Maroulis First American Woman to Win Gold in Wrestling

Maroulis won gold in Rio by defeating a 3-time Olympic champion from Japan in the 55 kg weight class. Maroulis is Team USA's first Olympic gold medalist in women's wrestling. Wrestling is not a sport that subjects itself to a litany of upsets , but it can deliver some of the biggest ones in any Olympics. In the 2015 World Wrestling Championsh...

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  • Japanese teen youngest table tennis medallist
Japanese teen youngest table tennis medallist

After winning the women's singles and the men's singles titles, it looks like Team China is on it's way to sweep all four table tennis golds. It has been the 27th Olympic gold medal won by China in table tennis since the sport was introduced at the 1988 Seoul Games.

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  • US says $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners
US says $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners

The U.S. did not allow Iran to pick up the cash from Switzerland until after a Swiss Air Force plane carrying the hostages left Teheran on January 17, the Wall Street Journal reported on August 17. "This wasn't some nefarious deal", Obama said during an August 4 press conference. Both events happened on January 17. The new revelation offers mo...

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