• North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea'
North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea'

The North previously launched relatively short-ranged SCUDs in March, as it flexed its muscles in response to joint US-South Korea military drills just south of the border. Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani said the latest launches "compromise peace and safety of the region, including Japan". South Korea, Japan and the United States have bee...

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  • 'Sheer brutality': Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene
'Sheer brutality': Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene

He didn't want any hatred going on - especially killing. "That's how this country gets united". "We will not be deterred from our mission to protect our communities, support our police officers, and strengthen constitutional policing in our city", Garcetti continued.

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  • Turkey's coup crackdown strains ties with the USA and Europe
Turkey's coup crackdown strains ties with the USA and Europe

Turkey's turmoil and the Gulen case present a quandary for the United States because Ankara is a pivotal ally in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation security alliance and has an important role in the war against Islamist militancy. The Turkish lira was down 1.5 percent against the dollar at 2.9710. "As someone who suffered under multiple mil...

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  • Germany: Axe-wielding teenager attacks 20 on train
Germany: Axe-wielding teenager attacks 20 on train

The ISIS-affiliated Amaq Agency issued a statement saying a "soldier" responding to the militant group's call to target the West was responsible for the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. Bavarian Interior Minister, Joachim Herrmann said the attacker was killed as he tried to flee the scene, while the motive for the attack is not y...

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  • Airstrikes on IS-held villages in Syria kill 56
Airstrikes on IS-held villages in Syria kill 56

The UK-based watchdog group had already raised the death toll of civilians by the USA coalition in Manbej to over 104, who it said were killed between May and July 18. Capturing Manbij would be its most significant victory yet. The Syrian rebels were continuing to battle Islamic State on four fronts for control of Manbij, clearing territory as th...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn calls for Labour NEC to reverse member voting rules
Jeremy Corbyn calls for Labour NEC to reverse member voting rules

We have a wider gap between the haves and have-nots than any of us have known in our life time", he said. Is it going to reduce inequalities in wealth, in power, in outcomes and opportunities, or is it not?' "What was also clear was that people were horrified at the moves to exclude hundreds of thousands of people from being involved in the Labour ...

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  • Obama: Americans should tamp down inflammatory rhetoric
Obama: Americans should tamp down inflammatory rhetoric

There's a lot of bad feeling about him. U.S. President Barack Obama urged political parties and leaders to avoid divisive rhetoric in conventions, in the wake of the latest shooting incident that led to the death of three police officials in Louisiana.

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  • United Kingdom parliament votes to renew Trident nuclear weapons system
United Kingdom parliament votes to renew Trident nuclear weapons system

The Government are today forcing a vote of the issue, which could see more than 100 Labour MPs defy Jeremy Corbyn by supporting the Trident nuclear programme. And many Labour MPs backed the motion, arguing that Labour policy as agreed by the party's conference was to support multilateral nuclear disarmament - which means the United Kingdom would ...

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  • Attack on CRPF commandos: Rajnath assures of help to Bihar govt
Attack on CRPF commandos: Rajnath assures of help to Bihar govt

They said, the jawans of the COBRA unit were killed in the IED blast after which on Monday an encounter started in the evening between the them resulting in the killing of three naxals by late night. All the slain commandos belonged to the 205th COBRA battalion which is deployed in the state for conducting anti-Naxal operations. Police reinforcem...

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  • Hillary Clinton seeks to avoid deposition on email server
Hillary Clinton seeks to avoid deposition on email server

From the outset of their meeting on Capitol Hill Tuesday, it was plain that Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, who were holding a pre-scheduled oversight hearing on the Department of Justice, were not interested in talking about the same thing.

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  • Slain Baton Rouge Officer Offered 'Hugs and Prayers' To Protesters, Cops, 'Whoever'
Slain Baton Rouge Officer Offered 'Hugs and Prayers' To Protesters, Cops, 'Whoever'

Because we are up against a force that is not playing by the rules", Dabadie told the news conference. Although Baton Rouge is "hundreds of miles away from Boston, the pain and suffering caused by the loss of these officers in the line of duty is felt deeply by the men and women of the BPD", Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said Sunday.

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  • Proudly admit to murdering Qandeel: Brother Wasim's chilling confession
Proudly admit to murdering Qandeel: Brother Wasim's chilling confession

Pakistani police say the brother of slain model Qandeel Baloch has confessed to strangling her to death for "family honor" because she posted "shameful" pictures on Facebook . Police have said they will seek "maximum punishment" for Azeem (via L.A. Times), though not almost enough is being done to stop this horrifying cultural practice.

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  • Taye Diggs To Join Season Three Of 'Empire'
Taye Diggs To Join Season Three Of 'Empire'

While the character is not an exact analogue for Obama-the city councilman hails from a moneyed and influential NY family instead of a middle class assemblage of Midwestern and Kenyan academics-it's pretty clear that this black, Ivy League community organizer character didn't just pop fully formed from the heads of show creators Lee Daniels and Dan...

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  • UC Berkeley student among the 84 people dead in Nice attack
UC Berkeley student among the 84 people dead in Nice attack

Vladyslav Kostiuk, 23, a senior computer science major in the College of Letters and Science, sustained a broken leg, and Diane Huang, 20, a senior majoring in environmental economics and policy in the College of Natural Resources, suffered a broken foot, said the university.

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  • Labour leadership election: NEC faces legal challenge over Jeremy Corbyn ballot ruling
Labour leadership election: NEC faces legal challenge over Jeremy Corbyn ballot ruling

He added that the present situation where most MPs had lost confidence in their leader "forces people like me to put our hats in the ring to say I can heal the party". The incident follows complaints by Labour MPs, particularly women, of threats and abuse from Mr Corbyn's supporters if they spoke out against him.

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  • Italy probes man who spoke to Nice attacker hours before massacre
Italy probes man who spoke to Nice attacker hours before massacre

Italy is investigating if the Nice truck attacker recently had contacts with Tunisians living in the southeastern Puglia region, according to news agency ANSA. She declined to discuss the injuries saying that the family wants to protect Stratton's privacy. Who were the victims of the French Riviera horror? "A complete stranger stayed with her...

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  • Sanders delegates to hold 'fart-in' protest at convention
Sanders delegates to hold 'fart-in' protest at convention

Sen. Hillary Clinton speaks at Dunmore High School in Scranton during a campaign stop in April. On Wednesday, Obama and Biden will give speeches about Clinton as a colleague and politician. The Mothers of the Movement with Hillary Clinton [Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images] The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Dontre Hamilton, Jordan Davi...

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  • Three shot dead in central England, say police
Three shot dead in central England, say police

Lincolnshire police said they were not looking for anyone else following the "firearms incident" near a swimming pool and sports complex in the town of Spalding. An employee a nearby letting agency Belvoir Lettings on Pinchbeck Road who wished to remain anonymous said she heard the sound of police sirens on her way to work.

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  • Pakistani Social Media Star Killed by Brother in 'Honor Killing'
Pakistani Social Media Star Killed by Brother in 'Honor Killing'

Qandeel Baloch's post-mortem reports have revealed that she was strangled to death in her bedroom while she was sleeping. Qandeel had recently taken the internet by storm as she shared a couple of selfies and a video of herself with Mufti Qawi , a former member of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.

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  • South Korea warns of 'growing' security threat after North launches more missiles
South Korea warns of 'growing' security threat after North launches more missiles

North Korea has voiced harsh opposition to the deployment of THAAD in South Korea, accusing the US of attempting to build "military supremacy" and saying that "the aim of the deployment is by no means for the "defense" of South Korea". STRATCOM said it joined other key United States commands in remaining "vigilant in the face of North Korean provoc...

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