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  • Third French town bans 'burkini' swimwear after tense clash

    The village's mayor said that the incident started when a tourist took a photo of some young women wearing burkinis. Reports say the women were wearing burkinis. Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister, condemned the violence in Sisco. Religious dress has always been a source of contention in France , whose secular laws forbid people from wearing religious symbols in public spaces, such as schools.

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  • Trump looking to institute political tests for immigrants

    The plan also called for a concerted effort overseas to destroy the Islamic State and other radical Islamic terror groups, which would include military, financial and cyber warfare. He did say that implementing the policy overhaul would require a temporary halt in immigration from "the most risky and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism".

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  • ULFA targets Hindi-speaking people in Assam, 2 killed in Tinsukia

    ULFA targets Hindi-speaking people in Assam, 2 killed in Tinsukia

    A constable was killed and another one was injured when militants opened fire on a police station in Assam's Karbi Anglong area on Saturday, reported ANI. He said that they met the injured at the Assam Medical College Hospital, Dibrugarh, and asked the authorities to provide the best of medical treatment to them.

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  • As Rio relies on free labor, IOC execs get $900 per diems

    As Rio relies on free labor, IOC execs get $900 per diems

    And since this is 2016, a lot of that hooking up is getting started on Tinder . Other stars including Tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis, water polo player Ashleigh Southern, swimmer Leah Neale and cyclists Kaarle McCulloch and Sam Welsford, are among those spotted on the app by Instagram accounts tinderrio and sportsswipe .

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  • Puerto Rico reports 10690 Zika cases amid ongoing epidemic

    Meanwhile, Zika cases in Florida have increased. It was the second important step to fight Zika that the federal government has taken in as many days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will exhaust its Zika funds by the end of the year, Burwell wrote. No vaccine or medications are yet available to prevent or treat Zika.

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  • Turkish former football star Hakan Sukur wanted in connection with coup

    The arrest warrant for Sukur was issued on the same day that a video emerged of Gulen leading a sermon for players from Galatasaray in 1996, illustrating close ties between the cleric and football in Turkey . Officials said the sportsman faced charges of being a member of an "armed terrorist group". Gulen denies the accusation. Sukur, whose football career stretched from 1987 to 2007, was by far the most prolific goal scorer in the history of the Turkish national side, with 51 goals in 112 ...

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  • Nephew in 'Making a Murderer' ordered released

    Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, were convicted of killing Teresa Halbach. After the documentary series came out, Dassey received new legal representation helmed by Laura Nerdier and Steve Drizin, while Avery secured Kathleen Zellner. Friday afternoon, Drizin tweeted that Dassey's conviction had been overturned and he must be released or brought to trial in 90 days. Viewers were outraged with the outcome of the case, even going as far as drafting a White House petition, which garnered ...

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  • Yasay, Kishida meet on China

    An worldwide tribunal on July 12 had invalidated China's massive claim over the resource-rich South China Sea and declared its reclamation activities as illegal in response to a complaint filed by the Philippines in January 2013. Analysts said the consensus reached between Ramos and Fu was crucial to rebuilding confidence between the two countries. The United States, its Southeast Asian allies and Japan have questioned China's activity, particularly since an global court last month ...

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  • Shailene Woodley joins oil pipeline protest in North Dakota

    Shailene Woodley joins oil pipeline protest in North Dakota

    Aside from disturbing Native American sites, critics say the pipeline brings a threat of spill damage to thousands of miles of fertile farmland, forests, and rivers. Dakota Access said it is continuing construction on schedule. "We need to stand together; we need to wake up". Protesters with the group Up to Us stood near the barricade singing "You know not what you do", to the pipeline workers, while small children from Standing Rock listened and watched.

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  • A very late night on NBC for gymnastics fans

    They witnessed gold-winning performances by Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and the USA women's gymnastics team. On Tuesday night, NBC aired the seemingly effortless gold-medal win of the American gymnastics team at the Rio Olympics, cementing the legacy of US gymnastics from the Atlanta games in 1996 and the London games in 2012.

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  • North Carolina Homeowner Charged With Killing Man With Shotgun Blast

    North Carolina Homeowner Charged With Killing Man With Shotgun Blast

    Attorney Justin Bamberg, right, stands with the family of Kouren-Rodney Thomas in Raleigh, N.C., August 11, 2016. Copley was taken to the Wake County Detention Center where he is being held without bail. "Would this happen if this were Caucasian boys skateboarding up and down the street at one in the morning". Under North Carolina law, first-degree murder is punishable by the death penalty.

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  • Two Police Officers Shot, One Dies in Arkansas Ambush Attack

    Two Police Officers Shot, One Dies in Arkansas Ambush Attack

    Sheriff's deputy Bill Cooper and Spells were pinned down in their patrol vehicle for several minutes before they could safely be taken from the auto and given medical attention, according to FOX News . A bomb squad was also called to Jones' home because investigators heard Jones had a license to work with explosives, KFSM reported. Other deputies took the risk and pulled Cooper and Spells away from the area and to first responders to be transported to the hospital.

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  • Erdogan says informing on Gulen supporters 'patriotic duty'

    Petersburg. In Moscow he also implied that Gulenists in the military may have been responsible for the downing of the jet, telling a Turkish-Russian business council that they had "clearly taken aim at ties between our countries", although he stopped short of blaming them outright.

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  • Public health officials confirm 1st Zika-related death

    This is the first Zika-related death in Texas. Last month Texas reported the state's first case of microcephaly linked to Zika, also a Harris County infant. The investigation "does not mean active transmission of Zika virus is occurring in Palm Beach County", The Florida Department of Health said in a statement .

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  • Jill Stein accepts Green Party nomination for president at UH

    Jill Stein accepts Green Party nomination for president at UH

    The third party had its nominating convention in Houston over the weekend, selecting physician and activist Jill Stein as its presidential candidate, and human rights activist Ajamu Baraka - founding executive director of the U.S. "We're looking for someone to vote for rather than vote against". The Green Party's high-water mark was Ralph Nader's 2000 run, where he got almost 3% of the vote nationwide.

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  • Oscar Pistorius taken to hospital 'with cuts to his wrist'

    Unconfirmed reports stated Pistorius was back in Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre by Sunday afternoon where he was serving a six-year jail sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. The 29-year-old was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter, but was found guilty of murder on appeal last December. "As a policy principle, we can not further discuss a particular offender's personal condition in the public domain", he said.

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  • Vijay Rupani, Nitin Patel meet Gujarat Governor

    Vijay Rupani, Nitin Patel meet Gujarat Governor

    Anandiben Patel had claimed she was putting in her papers to honour the unwritten code among BJP leaders to quit public posts at 75. But things took an unanticipated turn after Anandiben is said to have blamed Shah for destabilising her government.

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