• World's first solar-powered aircraft arrives at Cairo airport
World's first solar-powered aircraft arrives at Cairo airport

The Solar Impulse 2 is set to land in Abu Dhabi next, the same place where it began its journey in March 2015. This plane has a wider wingspan than a Boeing 747 jet (236 feet vs. Solar Impulse 2 resumed the circumnavigation in April 2016, when it flew to California. "Thanks to clean technologies, today you can reconcile economy and ecology.

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  • Middle-class Venezuelans liquidate savings to stockpile food
Middle-class Venezuelans liquidate savings to stockpile food

But shortages have continued to mount in Venezuela amid triple-digit inflation, currency controls that have restricted imports and investment and a collapse in the oil prices that fund government spending. Initially, authorities in both countries had planned to open the “humanitarian corridor” at the border crossing points linking the Colombian cit...

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  • Never Trump forces lose rules fight on convention floor
Never Trump forces lose rules fight on convention floor

The anti-Trump forces at the convention started shouting "roll call" after they were barred from registering their opposition. A raucous voice vote ensued. "We won't sit around and coronate a king", said Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh, who like many insurgents has backed vanquished contender Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

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  • Clinton's Lead Narrows, as Trump Picks Up Independents
Clinton's Lead Narrows, as Trump Picks Up Independents

Clinton also said the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge are "madness" that "has to stop". "While the Republican Party will spend four days highlighting Donald Trump's divisive candidacy, Hillary Clinton will continue to make the case that we're stronger together and announce campai...

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  • Turkish Coup Failed Over Lack of Leadership, Army's Support for Gov't
Turkish Coup Failed Over Lack of Leadership, Army's Support for Gov't

On Sunday, Erdogan vowed to purge state bodies of the "virus" that caused the coup , and signs are his crackdown includes not only coup participants, but perceived enemies as well, warn diplomats and analysts. He said it appeared the Turkish government had pre-prepared lists of people to arrest before the coup attempt. Turkish security for...

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  • EU pushes Turkey on rule of law after coup crackdown
EU pushes Turkey on rule of law after coup crackdown

Turkey suspended thousands of police officers on Monday, widening a purge of the armed forces and judiciary after the coup attempt, raising concern among European allies that it was abandoning the rule of law. "We also urge the government of Turkey to uphold the highest standards of respect for the nation's democratic institutions and the rule ...

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  • Purge of Turkey coup supporters intensifies
Purge of Turkey coup supporters intensifies

The victims include President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's campaign manager and his 16-year-old son. Erdogan faced down the coup bid late Friday by elements in the military disgruntled with his 13-year rule. "In democracies, whatever the people say has to happen". "Come to Istanbul and I will secure your access to the roads and accommodations there". ...

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  • Tumult at GOP convention over effort to stop Trump
Tumult at GOP convention over effort to stop Trump

It was effectively the end of the "Never Trump" movement, which had mounted an effort to keep Trump from winning his party's nod. The group wants to change a rule that requires delegates to vote for the candidate they were committed to by the primaries and caucuses.

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  • US Received No Request for Extradition of Gulen to Turkey - White House
US Received No Request for Extradition of Gulen to Turkey - White House

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States hadn't yet received a formal request from Turkey for Gulen's extradition. Now more than 290 people have been killed and 1,400 wounded after Friday's violence, and raids continue on suspected coup plotters with special forces detaining four high-ranking generals at the Turkish Air For...

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  • German train 'axe attack': At least 20 people injured near Würzburg
German train 'axe attack': At least 20 people injured near Würzburg

Another 14 people were being treated for shock. Bavarian Interior Ministry officials described the attacker as a 17-year-old Afghan national who had arrived in Germany as an unaccompanied refugee. A number of German media outlets have reported the attacker was shot by police as he tried to flee the scene. Officers said some of the victims' in...

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  • Passengers attacked by man with axe, knife on train in Germany
Passengers attacked by man with axe, knife on train in Germany

Police and prosecutors initially said the attack appeared to be "politically motivated" and with an apparent Islamist motive after eyewitnesses had reported hearing him scream "Allahu akbar" (God is great). In addition to the wounded, 14 people aboard the train were being treated for shock. The spokesman said the attack happened on a local trai...

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  • Turkey expands post-coup purge, urges extradition
Turkey expands post-coup purge, urges extradition

But Erdogan added fuel to the fire late on Sunday when he told supporters that Turkey could consider re-introducing the death penalty which it had abolished as part of its longstanding European Union membership bid. "There is a clear crime of treason and your request can never be rejected by our government", said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

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  • Baton Rouge police shooter said he was 'sovereign citizen'
Baton Rouge police shooter said he was 'sovereign citizen'

Police shot dead a black man in Baton Rouge two weeks ago, raising tensions in the area. They have found multiple posts and videos they believe were posted by Long - including some that advocate violent reprisals to the recent police shootings involving AltonSterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota .

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  • Thousands march against Brexit in London
Thousands march against Brexit in London

The seismic Jun 23 vote prompted the resignation of Cameron who called the referendum in a bid to decide the long-contentious issue once and for all. Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protestors took to the streets of London on Saturday for a "March for Europe" rally against the UK's referendum decision to leave the EU.

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  • SC order on Arunachal requires detailed consideration: Minister
SC order on Arunachal requires detailed consideration: Minister

The Governor, on December 9, had advanced the date of the assembly session by a month to December 16, 2015 and had listed the removal of the speaker as the agenda for the day. With the Supreme Court terming sacking of Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh a year ago as "unconstitutional", the Centre on Wednesday said "a lot of developments had...

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  • Beijing To Hold South China Sea War Games After Ruling
Beijing To Hold South China Sea War Games After Ruling

China's maritime safety administration said yesterday it would bar access to an area off the east coast of Hainan island for a three-day military exercise ending on Thursday. In a veiled threat to the US, China's Adm Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission, warned that such actions could do more ha...

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  • Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer's Facebook Post Goes Viral
Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer's Facebook Post Goes Viral

Baton Rouge authorities held a press conference this afternoon to provide further information into how officers yesterday were "intentionally targeted and assassinated" by a gunman. The shootings perpetrated by black assailants with military backgrounds were seen as retaliatory violence in the wake of high-profile deaths of unarmed black men killed...

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  • Sidney Crosby takes Stanley Cup to air carrier, hometown coffee shop
Sidney Crosby takes Stanley Cup to air carrier, hometown coffee shop

Crosby has been making rounds with the Cup since picking it up at the airport Friday. "I had never seen it before, it was awesome". Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is a big reason why the team has been one of the best in the National Hockey League over the last few years.

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  • Govt to work for consensus for passage of GST bill: PM
Govt to work for consensus for passage of GST bill: PM

We can not leave it to executive arbitrage. Indeed, by getting more non-Congress Opposition parties to back the GST Bill, even the Congress party is talking in a more conciliatory tone for fear of being isolated. On July 14, the Supreme Court had said the validity of the Centre's ordinance allowing states to conduct separate entrance tests for ad...

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  • U.S. quietly moving to ease South China Sea tensions
U.S. quietly moving to ease South China Sea tensions

China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said during the news conference that China does not want to turn the South China Sea into "the origin of war", and that it aims to make it into "a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation". With a rusty navy the Philippines had already been shooed away from Scarborough Shoal, Mischief Reef, Fiery Cross Re...

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