• USA romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia 96-66
USA romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia 96-66

They were down just 16-15 before Durant made a three-pointer for the final points of the first quarter, and before they knew it he had turned the game into a blowout. This is the U.S. team's 15th Olympic gold in 18 appearances, not counting the boycotted Moscow Olympics. Krzyzewski, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, will ...

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  • New Zealand win toss and elect to field in second test
New Zealand win toss and elect to field in second test

In a shootout for their first Test series win against South Africa, New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson elected to bowl in the decider at SuperSport Park. Elgar's place was taken by Stiaan van Zyl. Cook, who scored 115 on debut at Centurion against England in January, was never totally at ease but the late-blooming 33-year-old also produc...

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  • Government should act on its words on Kashmir, says Congress
Government should act on its words on Kashmir, says Congress

Singh urged the people of Kashmir to cooperate and said that there is no future for India without Kashmir. "I am sure youths today is awaken enough to call that bluff", said Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office. He said the security forces exercised restraint while dealing with protesters in the Valley. Irked by the comparison draw...

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  • Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue
Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

His pitch to black voters on Friday in MI was criticized by some African-American leaders as condescending. When not attacking Clinton, Trump was defending himself from a new attack ad by Clinton's campaign that ties the Republican candidate to the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists.

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  • US Urges Russia, Iran to Help Seek Accountability for Syria Chemical Attacks
US Urges Russia, Iran to Help Seek Accountability for Syria Chemical Attacks

Secretary of State John Kerry said the agreement successfully "got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out of" Assad's control. The report was written by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism, known as the JIM, which was established by the Security Council a year ago.

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  • Clemson's Rollins wins gold, leads U.S. sweep
Clemson's Rollins wins gold, leads U.S. sweep

France bounces back to win show jumping gold; USA second: RIO DE JANEIRO - France bounced back from a hard week to claim its second team title in equestrian at the Rio Games, beating the United States to a gold medal in the show jumping. I was trying to enjoy each and every moment. He's a young kid, he's great. "I said, 'What are you doing, it's ...

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  • British PM to trigger Brexit without vote by lawmakers
British PM to trigger Brexit without vote by lawmakers

Lawyers from the Mishcon de Reya law firm are poised to challenge the government in the English High Court, arguing that May can not trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty - the legal process for leaving the bloc - without a parliamentary debate and vote authorising her to do so.

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  • Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake in Myanmar
Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake in Myanmar

Heavy damage was also reported in Bagan - Myanmar's most famous archaeological site and a major tourist destination 30 kilometres north of the quake's epicentre. The country's President Htin Kyaw visited the area on Thursday to see the damage and discuss how to fix it with local officials. A Reuters report quoting the Information Ministry...

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  • Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels
Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

If the jets struck targets linked to the Kurdish-aligned group, it would signal Turkey's action against Kurdish-backed forces in Syria was being ratcheted up a notch. Meanwhile, at least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor sai...

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  • 3 dead, 1 hurt in Toronto, crossbow found nearby
3 dead, 1 hurt in Toronto, crossbow found nearby

Police said they responded to a call about multiple stabbings, but a crossbow was lying on the garage floor and the wounds of the victims are consistent with a crossbow bolt. Police took the injured man into custody immediately after discovering the bodies. In this case, the shooter was said to have used crossbow bolts, not arrows.

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  • Odisha tribal walks 10 km carrying wife's body
Odisha tribal walks 10 km carrying wife's body

He had no vehicle to take home his wife's body from a government hospital, which is 60 km from his village. Later, a few local reporters arranged an ambulance to carry the body to his home. Asked how Majhi was called to Bhawanipatna without being allowed to properly perform a special tribal ritual held on the third day of death, sub-collector S...

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  • Kokomo, Hamilton Heights football players aiding in tornado relief
Kokomo, Hamilton Heights football players aiding in tornado relief

Police report that around 15 people suffered minor injuries during Wednesday's tornado outbreak, while several homes were destroyed. This image made from a video shows a tornado Wednesday, Aug. National Weather Service Science and Weather Officer John Kwiatkowski says a high pressure system over southern IN and a cold front over the northern ...

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  • Iraqi defense minister sacked as Mosul battle looms
Iraqi defense minister sacked as Mosul battle looms

On Aug. 1, the parliament summoned Obeidi to respond to allegations of huge graft in his ministry. The explosive allegations sparked investigations and weeks of political wrangling between al-Obeidi and al-Jabouri. On August 25, Abadi announced that Iraqi forces had captured from IS the town of Qayyarah, 60 kilometers south of Mosul, paving the w...

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  • Alabama lottery bill passes House, heads to Senate
Alabama lottery bill passes House, heads to Senate

According to a House staffer, lawmakers have a plan to get it on the November ballot by attaching an executive amendment to the bill, which would change the deadline from 76 to 74 days thus giving the lottery bill until Midnight on Saturday to pass.

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  • Altaf Hussain will be responsible if I am killed: ex-MQM leader
Altaf Hussain will be responsible if I am killed: ex-MQM leader

Notices displayed outside each office shut by the security personnel warn of a stern action against anyone who tries to reopen party centres. He resigned after being released from the Rangers custody. Concerned police stations have been contacted for the demolition of MQM offices. The Pakistan Government has approached the British authorities t...

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  • Attack on American University of Afghanistan leaves 10 dead
Attack on American University of Afghanistan leaves 10 dead

The attack began on Wednesday (August 24) evening with a large explosion from what officials said was a vehicle bomb followed by gunfire, as suspected militants stormed into the complex where foreign staffand pupils were working. But there was no claim of responsibility for the raid. Ghani spoke by telephone with Pakistan's army chief, Raheel Shari...

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  • German business sentiment suffers an
German business sentiment suffers an "ominous" drop

In the service sector, business confidence strengthened further as service providers assessed an improvement in current situation and assumed business to grow in the coming months. Confidence in the future outlook also took a two-point blow, falling to 100.1 from 102.1 in July. Data released by the Munich-based Ifo economic institute showed Germa...

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  • No injuries as Gaza rocket crashes into centre of Israeli city
No injuries as Gaza rocket crashes into centre of Israeli city

No injuries were reported on either side. Palestinian health and security sources said between two and five people were lightly wounded by Israel's retaliatory fire. Al-Ayyam quoted an unidentified Palestinian official as saying: " Israel refuses to do any preliminary step to proceed to implement the French peace initiative".

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  • Turkey Launches Airstrikes, Artillery Fire In Cross-Border Incursion Into Syria
Turkey Launches Airstrikes, Artillery Fire In Cross-Border Incursion Into Syria

He pointed out that the second goal is to prevent Syrian Kurds from taking control of the area after IS clear-out. The speed of the advance stood in stark contrast to the long, grinding battles it had taken for Kurdish forces to recapture towns from IS in northern Syria, such as Kobane and Manbij.

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  • Louisiana governor: Donald Trump's visit 'helpful'
Louisiana governor: Donald Trump's visit 'helpful'

President Obama , who has been vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, announced on Friday after Trump's visit that he would visit next week. There has been criticism of the national news coverage of the flood, widely believed to be the worst natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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