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Fabian Cancellara was the overall victor, taking his second Olympic time trial gold . However, it is Cancellara, the victor of 2008 Beijing Olympics took the gold with a winning time of one hour 12 minutes and 15.42 seconds. ArmstrongĀ“s win launched a busy fifth full day of action where 20 gold medals will be shared out. The Swiss rider celebrated wildly with his support team after Froome, the last to complete the 54.5km course, failed to overhaul his time.
  • BJP hails 'historic' passage of GST by Parliament

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    The Bill needs to be ratified by half of the assemblies to become a law. This constitutional amendment is already being heralded as one of Modi's, who was elected in 2014 on the strengths of his promises to revive India's then-flagging economy, greatest legislative successes after his plans to simplify rules on land sales were knocked back by political opposition in 2015.
  • UN calls for urgent ceasefire in Aleppo

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    Citing U.N. figures, Power said Syrian government forces were to blame for almost 80 percent of the besieged areas throughout Syria. "The U.N. stands ready to assist the civilian population of Aleppo, a city now united in its suffering", the statement said.
  • Sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to revive kitten

    Sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to revive kitten

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    The incredible footage shows the officer breathing into the tiny kitten's mouth and performing cardiac massage to get her breathing again. Coastguards were alerted to the baby cat floating in the Italian port of Marsala, one of the furthest points west of Sicily.
  • South Africa's Ruling Party Faces Biggest Election Challenge

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    In time we will see if this election is, as Mr Maimane said on Saturday, " a tipping point for the people of South Africa ". The DA won 46.7 per cent of the vote in Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, a vehicle manufacturing region that includes Port Elizabeth, and can ally with several smaller parties to control the council to the exclusion of the ANC and EFF.
  • Edward Daly, priest in famed Bloody Sunday image, dies at 82

    Edward Daly, priest in famed Bloody Sunday image, dies at 82

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    Despite Daly's actions, Duddy died of his injures. From 1974 until 1993, he served as Bishop of Derry and in recent years he was chaplain at the Foyle Hospice. "For the people of Derry though, Bishop Daly was iconic for so much more". "He truly lived and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ and, in doing so, became a role model for all of us".
  • US State Secretary Kerry in Manila to tackle bilateral ties, sea row

    US State Secretary Kerry in Manila to tackle bilateral ties, sea row

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    While the United States is not a claimant in the South China Sea , Kerry said "we do take a strong position in protecting the rights, freedoms and lawful uses of air, sea space (of countries) as defined by the worldwide law". Going forward, Yasay said he hopes China and the Philippines will settle their dispute "within the ambit of worldwide law" and the 1982 United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Seas.
  • Thai junta lauds constitution win as will of the people

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    For those who believe in democratic governments and self-rule, it would seem to be the political equivalent of shooting yourself in the foot. With 94 percent of the ballots tallied when counting was suspended for the night, 61 percent of the voters said they approved of the constitution, while 39 percent rejected it.
  • Hiroshima atomic bomb destruction captured in colour photo

    Hiroshima atomic bomb destruction captured in colour photo

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    Matsui addressed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , who was at the ceremony, saying that "a nuclear-weapon-free-world would manifest the noble pacifism of the Japanese constitution". A second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki on August 9. By the end of the year, the combined death toll reached 220,000 and thousands more would die from injuries and radiation in the following years.
  • Pistorius treated for prison injuries

    Pistorius treated for prison injuries

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    Last month, South African prosecutors said they would appeal Pistorius' six-year jail sentence, saying it was too lenient. The Paralympics runner was taken to Pretoria's Kalafong Hospital at around 12.30 p.m. At his sentencing, High Court judge Thokozile Masipa had listed mitigating factors for giving him less than half the minimum 15-year term for murder, including the athlete's claim he believed he was shooting an intruder.
  • Woman dead, several injured after mass stabbing in London

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    A US national was killed and five people injured Wednesday evening after a knife-wielding man attacked bystanders in Central London , according to CNN. A Briton injured in the attack is still in hospital while a man from the USA, an Australian man, an Australian woman and an Israeli woman were released from hospital Thursday after receiving treatment.
  • Manchester United beat Leicester to win Community Shield

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    Breaking through the centre of the pitch, he beat five Foxes players - who, admittedly, made it easy for him - and the 23-year-old sent a composed finish past Schmeichel in the Leicester goal . Leicester began to creep more and more into the game but, with 32 minutes played, Lingard lit up Wembley once more with a stunning opening goal .
  • Belgium machete attack may have been terror-inspired

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    Charleroi police spokesman David Quinaux said: "He immediately took a machete out of the sports bag he was carrying and violently struck at the faces of the two policewomen who were on guard duty, shouting " Allahu akbar ". "We must avoid panic, of course - not give in to terror". Belgium is increasing security at police stations, Prime Minister Charles Michel told a press conference yesterday.
  • Trump says if you don't like him, vote Pence

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    Trump has publicly feuded with the Khan family - the Muslim parents of a fallen United States soldier - and refused to endorse fellow Republicans Sen. Fox News said Pence's role is "clarify, redirect". He had been disappointed over Pence weighing in on Trump's proposed Muslim ban and his comments about the Khan family.
  • Syria Aleppo siege: Rebels storm artillery base

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    On Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the number of victims has risen in the last 24 hours to at least 16 dead, including 4 children, due to air assaults that targeted the districts of Mashhad, al-Sakri, Bustan al-Qasr and Saliheen and other parts of eastern Aleppo .
  • What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

    What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

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    Also on Thursday, the International Olympic Committee rule barring Russian athletes with prior doping sanctions from competing in the games was rejected as "unenforceable" by a sports arbitration panel, a decision which could open the door to further appeals and more Russians being entered.
  • Russia says Syrian rebels used toxic gas against civilians

    Russia says Syrian rebels used toxic gas against civilians

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    Rebels said jets flying at high altitude, believed to be Russian, intensified their strikes on the area but were unable to hold back rebel advances because of the terrain. Another 42 people, including 11 children, have been killed in strikes on eastern Aleppo , it said. He said the "liberation" of Aleppo "will have a prominent impact" in the Syrian crisis.
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    11-year-old Pence questioner: "I'm full on the Trump campaign"

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    Pence also said Trump values the sacrifices made by military families: "This man has a heart for our soldiers". The GOP nominee and his surrogates have sparred with the parents of a Muslim-American Army captain killed in Iraq in 2004, with Trump seeming to equate his business experience with them losing their son.
  • Clinton on Comey Comments

    Clinton on Comey Comments

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    Trump added that Clinton put the lives of all Americans in danger when she deleted thousands of emails. An interview the Democratic presidential nominee did with Chris Wallace on " Fox News Sunday" has turned into the headache that won't go away, thanks to her comments about the FBI's ruling on that dreaded email server situation of hers.
  • Labour leader calls for unity at massive Liverpool rally

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    The current leadership contest between Corbyn and Smith will conclude with a conference on September 24. Corbyn's legion of opponents don't need or want several more months to regroup after the leadership election. What is being referred to as a planned "semi-split" by the Telegraph is proof that a de-facto split is already in place. As well as these 20 policies, Owen Smith has said he wants to rewrite Clause Four of Labour's constitution - the party's mission statement - "to put ...
  • Calls for tougher migrant checks and more police after Germany terror attacks

    Calls for tougher migrant checks and more police after Germany terror attacks

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    The president of a German police union, Rainer Wendt, said the government needed to do more to determine whether individual migrants and refugees "represent a danger". He seemed eager to work, Mahmood said. Police have named the bomber only as Mohammad D. Bavarian authorities said that the bomb which exploded in Ansbach was constructed in such a way that it was clearly meant to kill as many people as possible.
  • Attacker shouts 'Allahu Akhbar,' wounds 2 police in Belgium

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    The attack comes months after a deadly attack in which 35 people were killed in a suicide bombing on Brussels main airport and a local Metro station in the Belgian capital. Locals - and Brits - are messaging to the Belgium police force their best wishes to the injured officers. Thoughts are with the victims, their relatives and with the police.
  • Trump ends standoff with Ryan, strains to fix split GOP

    Trump ends standoff with Ryan, strains to fix split GOP

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    Ryan's exquisitely tortured relationship between the two men is the product of these competing demands. The precocious young Trump supporter was also asked by "New Day" co-host Poppy Harlow if he had any interest in a political career for himself.
  • Supreme Court Blocks Transgender Student in Bathroom Case

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    The school board intends to file a request to the Supreme Court asking the Court to review the merits of the case and to reverse the federal court decision. In a statement Thursday CMS Superintendent, Ann Clark, said the hold applies to a prevention regulation, which states that transgender students will be given access to the restroom and locker room facilities corresponding to their gender identity.
  • You couldn't trust Trump with nuclear weapons, says Hillary Clinton

    You couldn't trust Trump with nuclear weapons, says Hillary Clinton

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    Tonight, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more ideal union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for President. "He's taken the Republican Party a long way, from "Morning in America" to 'Midnight in America, '" Clinton said. "So just ask yourself, do you really think Donald Trump has the temperament to be commander in chief?" "He wanted to go home, he wanted to go to sleep", Trump said.
  • North Korea firing nuclear-capable missile in Japan sea 'unforgivable'

    North Korea firing nuclear-capable missile in Japan sea 'unforgivable'

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    The North later said the launches were part of an exercise simulating preemptive strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the USA military. One exploded just after it was launched, while the other continued on toward the Sea of Japan. He stressed the importance of using dialogue and negotiations to solve the issue and pointed to "factors contributing to tension in the Korean Peninsula" in an apparent reference to the controversial US antimissile system that Seoul and ...
  • Govt expects up to 15 cr people to join 'myGov' platform

    Govt expects up to 15 cr people to join 'myGov' platform

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    Mentioning the Rurban Mission, the Prime Minister said that his vision was to provide modern amenities to the rural areas, while retaining the soul of villages. "For good governance it is important that people responsible for tasks be held accountable... then there will be improvement." he said. Stressing on the need to focus on preventive and affordable healthcare, he said, "So much money is spent on advertising about the importance of vaccinations, and even then so many children aren't ...
  • Eric Trump: Khan controversy 'blown hugely out of proportion'

    Eric Trump: Khan controversy 'blown hugely out of proportion'

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    The document contained a transcript of Trump's appearance on ABC's "This Week" as well as talking points on Russian Federation and the email hack at the Democratic National Committee. Humayun Khan , and all the Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, deserve our deepest respect and gratitude". Eric Trump said Tuesday that, 'Everybody told us that the toughest three months of our lives are going to be the months after the convention.
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    Jeremy Corbyn denies living in "a bubble of adulation"

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    Labour leadership contender Owen Smith has been accused of talking up a split in the party - and warned he will be branded the "disunity candidate" if he fails to denounce the plotters. It's true that the the institute also called for a reinstated Ministry of Labour, although they didn't say that this new department should replace the DWP.
  • Turkey detains Fethullah Gulen's nephew

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    Turkish authorities detained Gulen's top aide Saturday, according to a source from the Turkish president's office. Among possible charges that could be brought against him is membership of a terrorist organisation, the agency said. President Erdogan's tough measures have been criticised by human rights groups, as well as by France, Germany and senior European Union officials.
  • Kumble happy with my batting form: Pujara

    Kumble happy with my batting form: Pujara

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    He followed it up with a match-winning knock against World Champions Australia in the ODI tri-series held in the Carribean also featuring South Africa. Asked if India will adopt a new strategy in the upcoming Test considering the change in conditions, Pujara replied, "I don't think so". Cheteshwar Pujara did enough in the first Test to be given another chance to come good.