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Burkini clash sets tone for France's presidential campaign

A court on Friday suspended the ban on Islamic burkini swimming costumes imposed by a French Riviera town in a ruling likely to set a precedent to be followed in France's other beaches. The decision will affect the 30 French towns that have enforced...

Belgian Grand Prix 2016: Nico Rosberg beats Max Verstappen to Spa pole

Meanwhile, Kevin Magnusson was taken to hospital with an ankle injury following a heavy crash, which delayed the race on lap six, in which his Renault smashed into the wall at 180mph, while McLaren's Jenson Button was forced to retire in the first la...

Manafort resigns from Trump campaign

On Friday, Trump's campaign confirmed the news by publishing a statement , in which the NY businessman himself thanked the veteran strategist for his services. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has ...

Ariya Jutanugarn wins in Canada for 5th LPGA Tour title

Ariya enters the third round of the LPGA tournament three strokes ahead of In Gee-chun of Korea and Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland. She won three straight tournaments in May, and shares the tour victory lead with the top-ranked Ko with four.

Russia Tries to Downplay Split With US Over Syria Chemical Weapon Report

The Joint Investigative Mechanism of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, known as the JIM, conducted the investigation under the mandate of the Security Council. "When it comes to proliferation, the use ...

King: 'Happy to hear' Trump clarify immigration policy

Ted Cruz in the primaries for his anti-amnesty stance, said that while he was first anxious that Trump was " softening ", he had become convinced that the GOP nominee remains committed to a hard line on immigration. Donald Trump: "You have somebod...

Team USA Beats Serbia for Gold -Durant Leads the Team

When I'm smiling and screaming and beating my chest and showing emotion, that's when I'm lost in the game. The Rio Olympics concluded with a gold medal for Team USA basketball, and Kevin Durant is speaking about how therapeutic of an experience i...

Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

A high-level government minister in Bolivia has been kidnapped by striking miners and beaten to death, Bolivian officials said. A post mortem found Mr Illanes died from trauma to the brain and thorax. When a local radio reporter managed to talk...

Tennessee Police Officer Killed Responding to Domestic Violence Call

Deputies responded to a domestic call at Stalans' home earlier in the day, but lacked probable cause to take the suspect into custody. The officer's identity is also being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. The other investigator, a ...

Iran: Russia has stopped using Iran base for Syria strikes

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan on Monday attacked publications of the Russian military press that reported the use of Iran's air base. Russian combat aviation will no longer be using Iran's Hamadan air base in the fight against Islamic St...

Top Clinton Aide Held Senior Position at Islamist Journal

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. "The contradictions are hard to reconcile", Sperry wrote. Hillary Clinton claims she's a champ...

One tramper dies, one rescued on Fiordland track Latest

Police say the female tramper from the Czech Republic has been holed up at a hut on the Routeburn Track area since late July after her partner died after falling down a sleep slope. They add that they have not yet been able to recover the man's body ...

President Duterte rallies soldiers to fight corruption, illegal drugs

His statements come just a month after an global court of arbitration in the Hague ruled that China's "historic" claims to most of the South China Sea were invalid. The court said Beijing violated the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (...

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau 'fatally wounded in army air strike'

Nigeria's army says it has killed high-value target commanders of terrorist sect, Boko Haram. "In the wake of terrorist activity, some are tempted to crack down on anyone and everyone", Kerry said. The official said a large part of the conversatio...

Kirk: Obama 'acting like drug dealer in chief' in Iran deal

Kirk's comments come after it was revealed earlier this month that the administration shelled out $400 million to Iran in January to help secure the release of four American hostages. The comments came in a sit-down last week with the editorial board...

World's largest water slide closed for remainder of season after fatality

It is a 168-foot-tall water slide that has 264 stairs leading to the top. According to the Topeka Capital-Journal , which reviewed inspection records from the state's Department of Labor, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, where Schwab died, hadn't been ins...

Kashmir unrest due to our own mistakes: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah led delegation of Kashmir opposition parties met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday. Led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, the delegation is expected to urge the Prime Minister to start a p...

World's largest Muslim bloc expresses concern over violence in Kashmir

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ayad Ameen Madani on Saturday expressed concern over deteriorating human rights conditions in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). In a statement issued to press, Shah said though United Na...

Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by Eight Percentage Points in Latest Poll

Clinton supporters are more than twice as likely as Trump backers to view the condition of the environment as a very big problem for the country (43% vs 16%). It all appears to be part of the much-promised shift now that Trump has yet another new t...

Kurdish groups capture new positions in Syrian city

The close encounter comes only a day after two Syrian warplanes attacked the Kurds, a key US ally, forcing USA special operations forces to be withdrawn from their position in northern Syria . The YPG claimed that the Syrian airstrikes came to under...

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Sioux City Younkers to close, according to reports

It appears the end is near for Bon-Ton. The Bon-Ton's parent company, which has corporate offices in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, operates more than 250 stores under several namep...

Narendra Modi Sweden visit: 10 things on PM's agenda

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven. After attending an Indian community event here late on Tuesday night, Modi will depart for London on ...

Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation Monday

Idsinga says Kanagaratnam's remains were found at a home McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business. He was not on file as missing in Canada. McArthur was arrested in Ja...

United States bans sales to Chinese phone-maker ZTE

Stephen Hadley, national security adviser under President George W. Bush, on President Trump's decision to block Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm , the president's push for a wall ...

Russian Federation on wrong side of Syria war: Mike Pence warns Putin

United States Vice President Michael Pence on Saturday said that Russian Federation is "on the wrong side of the war" while referring to recent strikes on Syria by the U.S. This w...

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

Al-Jaafari was quoted by SANA news agency as saying that the Syrian government was ready to facilitate the teams' entry into any point in Douma, Eastern Ghouta's largest town. But ...

Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana

While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the drug is still illegal under federal law, which created a conflict between federal and state law. "Since the ca...

Zuckerberg testimony tells us nothing new about privacy

And the tech illiteracy of numerous senators hampered the efficacy of much of the questioning , with Zuckerberg at times having to explain basic features of the social network...

Watch Yankees vs. Red Sox

Tyler Austin slid into second base hard on a force out causing the benches to clear, but nothing happened as the players just conversed on the diamond. Austin carried over the ...

Donald Trump eyeing return to TPP tade pact: US Senators

Lawmakers at a White House meeting on trade say that President Trump is eyeing a re-entry into the Trans Pacific Partnership after making the United States' exit from the trade...

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Syria braces for possible U.S. attack, calls it 'reckless'

Syria braces for possible U.S. attack, calls it 'reckless'

Trump had tweeted earlier that Russian Federation shouldn't be allied with a "Gas Killing Animal", a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose regime is accused of killi...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull racks up 30th Newspoll loss

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull racks up 30th Newspoll loss

When he toppled former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2015, Mr Turnbull justified the move by noting that Mr Abbott had trailed the Labor opposition party in 30 consecutive New...

Saudi air defence forces intercept missile over Najran - statement

Saudi air defence forces intercept missile over Najran - statement

Saudi Air Forces announced Wednesday the interception of two missiles fired from Yemen, including one towards Riyadh, Al Arabiya local news reported. "The missile force carried...

Real Madrid defend big lead in Champions League

Who would have told a young Buffon that he might end his Champions League career at the Bernabeu?" To do this, we will be playing a tight game and hope to do the impossible. "We ...

Educators remain solid in resolve during day 7 of Oklahoma teacher walkout

Educators remain solid in resolve during day 7 of Oklahoma teacher walkout

Teachers went on strike last week after lawmakers passed a funding package that offered only about $50 million for schools, where students have grappled with outdated, crumbling ...