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Third French burqini ban after Corsica clashes

Third French burqini ban after Corsica clashes

Around 100 police were deployed to break up the fight between locals and families of North African origin that reportedly began over tourists taking pictures of women swimming in burqinis. The cities of Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet have banned the burkini , arguing that the garment, which leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, defies French laws on secularism. Read More

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One shot dead by ULFA militants

One shot dead by ULFA militants

Tinsukia district is a stronghold of anti talk ULFA militants and in past on several occasions the outfit has attacked the area. Police said that the attackers, suspected to be part of the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (Ulfa -I) fired at the houses where people had gathered for the evening "Kirtan". Read More

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Turkey issues arrest warrant for ex-soccer star

The accusation is a reference to the organisation of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Erdogan and his allies for the coup. Turkey nearly immediately increased pressure for the extradition from the United States of Mr Gulen, a former ally of Mr Erdogan who runs an influential network of global schools outside Turkey. Read More

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Foreign tourists victim: Bomb attack in Thai resort town Hua Hin

Foreign tourists victim: Bomb attack in Thai resort town Hua Hin

The resort town Hua Hin is popular with tourists in the area. Officials said it appears the bombs were hidden in two plant pots about 150 feet apart and detonated by cellphone. He tweeted a photo of a planter that was blown apart in one of the blasts. It is also home to a palace for years frequented by Thailand s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world s longest reigning monarch. Read More

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Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban

Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban

The Taliban seek to make Lashkar Gah the second provincial capital they have captured since their extremist rule was toppled in a USA -led campaign in 2001. "If we don't receive support from the central government, the province will collapse soon", said provincial council chief Karim Atal . Particularly concerning are reports that the Taliban are in control of almost all roads connecting the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah to the rest of Afghanistan. Read More

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There Are Fewer Ads During the 2016 Olympic Games

NBC's digital platforms on Sunday had 12.2 million unique users, a 24- percent increase from 2012, and 231 million live and replay streaming minutes, a 307-percent increase from the comparable day in 2012, both records. An estimated 1.3 million people streamed the live women's gymnastics team final, which took place in the late afternoon but was not shown on television in the US until prime time. Read More

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Russia's Putin meets top brass to discuss security in Crimea

The Russian president met with his security council to discuss "antiterrorist security scenarios at the land border, sea, and in the airspace of Crimea", according to a Kremlin news release. "These fantasies are only a pretext for making more military threats against Ukraine ", reports the BBC. Ukrainian officials then claimed that Russian Federation had shifted a significant amount of military hardware and troops into Crimea, near to the dividing line with the mainland. Read More

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Putin, Erdogan Meet in Russia to Strengthen Ties

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. Mr Erdogan, who has said the trip represents a "new milestone", told Mr Putin that ties had entered a "very different phase", and thanked the Kremlin leader for his backing after the coup attempt. Read More

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Fugitive Turkish Navy admiral seeks asylum in the US

Two US officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the Turkish officer was working at the headquarters of NATO's Allied Command Transformation, located in Norfolk, Virginia. The case has the potential to strain ties between the two countries further, as Turkey has already demanded Washington hand over US-based FETÖ leader, Fethullah Gülen, who it says was responsible for masterminding the failed coup. Read More

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Pakistani lawyers on strike after Quetta attack

The impact of the attack was devastating - at least 70 dead, about two dozen still in critical condition and more than 160 wounded. Afridi said most of the dead were lawyers who had gathered after Kasi's body was brought to the hospital. At least 70 people were killed in the blast, and dozens more were injured. Tahir Hussein, an advocate, said his friend Kasi practiced criminal law and was not involved in any cases involving militants. Read More

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Satellite pictures show China building reinforced hangars on disputed islands

Satellite pictures show China building reinforced hangars on disputed islands

Almost a month after the UN-backed tribunal in The Hague issued the July 12 ruling that changed the playing field in the South China Sea maritime dispute, China has sent fighter jets to patrol the sea. Beijing has rejected the ruling in the case, which was brought by the Philippines. In addition to the rapid construction of hangars, unidentified hexagonal structures are quickly being built at four locations on each islet, always oriented toward the sea. Read More

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Iran executes nuclear scientist who was convicted of spying

Shahram Amiri defected to the U.S.at the height of Western efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear program. But Mr. Amiri later fled the United States without the money. US officials said at the time, though, that Amiri, an expert in radiation detection, agreed to leave Iran and was offered $5 million to provide information on his country's nuclear development but left the United States before any payments were made. Read More

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Japan observes anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan observes anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima . Much of the city was incinerated by a wall of heat up to 4,000 C - hot enough to melt steel - killing tens of thousands. The bombing claimed the lives of 140,000 people. Some died immediately while others succumbed to injuries or radiation-related illnesses weeks, months and years later. Read More

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Nevada GOP candidates react to Trump feud with vet's family

Nevada GOP candidates react to Trump feud with vet's family

Republican leaders' frustration with Donald Trump mounted Wednesday following a series of startling statements from the GOP nominee, including his refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan's re-election. Khizr Khan, with his wife, Ghazala, standing by his side, cited the sacrifice of their son, who was killed by a vehicle bomb in 2004, and criticized Trump's proposal to combat terrorism by temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States. Read More

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GST Bill a 'Game-changer' for India's Economic Growth: USIBC

The bill aims to streamline India's fragmented tax system with a single levy. Once the bill comes into force it would drastically transform the $2tn (£1.5tn) economy by reducing costs for shipping goods from one state to another. The government has set a deadline of next financial year, which is April 2017. Though the government had allowed the Congress to take the credit for conceiving the GST Bill during the UPA regime, the BJP said they will be the beneficiaries of the political ... Read More

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Japan warns China over territorial aggression

Japan warns China over territorial aggression

China's defense minister has urged preparations for a " people's war at sea " to counter offshore security threats and safeguard sovereignty, state media reported Tuesday. Defense Minister Chang Wanquan also repeated China's rejection of a United Nations arbitration panel's decision that Beijing's assertion of sovereignty over the islands, many of which it created by piling sand atop coral reefs, was invalid. Read More

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