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The Russians too may quietly continue to use the base until bases in Syria are upgraded in the fall, analysts say. " Iran has brought the powerful Russian Federation along... The U.S. State Department said on August 22 that it was not clear whether Russia's use of the base had actually stopped. Iran and Russian Federation are key backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad, but Tehran has remained relatively guarded about its precise involvement in the conflict.
  • Funeral set for boy killed on Kansas waterslide

    Funeral set for boy killed on Kansas waterslide

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    The funeral for a state lawmaker's 10-year-old son killed while riding a Kansas waterslide on Sunday will be held Friday in Olathe. It opened in 2010, one of five water parks operated by the New Braunfels, Texas-based corporation, Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts.
  • Yemen conflict: MSF to withdraw staff from northern hospitals

    Yemen conflict: MSF to withdraw staff from northern hospitals

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    The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition's air war in Yemen , the US Navy said yesterday, following concerns over civilian casualties. The coalition, which involves several Arab countries, began a military campaign in Yemen in March 2015 aimed at preventing Houthi rebels allied to Iran and forces loyal to Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh from taking power.
  • Ramen is the new gold standard in prison currency, study says

    Ramen is the new gold standard in prison currency, study says

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    So to feed themselves, prisoners often have to rely on items available in the prison commissary, where they spend money from their minimal prison work wages, or given to them by family members on the outside. He also found that the new currency trend stuck nationwide after consulting similar investigations from prisons around the country. That is meaningful to inmates, Mr Gibson-Light contends, because the quality of food that the prisons provide to inmates, as with other forms of care, has ...
  • Sri Lanka condemns deadly terror attack in Turkey

    Sri Lanka condemns deadly terror attack in Turkey

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    However Western states say Ankara has begun to move strongly against the group and seal its borders to jihadist traffic after the attacks blamed on IS on its soil this year. "We couldn't see anything. Nothing but body parts", Sukru Akdogan, the groom's brother, told Anadolu News agency. The deadly attack also came amid ongoing struggles between the government and Kurdish militants linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, known as the PKK, and as the country is still reeling from ...
  • Customers stiff Latina waitress, write 'We only tip citizens' on check

    Customers stiff Latina waitress, write 'We only tip citizens' on check

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    Waitress Sadie Elledge says not only were they rude and disrespectful, they are also wrong. "I never met (them)". " I was born here but I'm Mexican and Honduran", said Elledge. They soon paid and left, and Sadie thought no more of it - until she read their receipt. Let's hoping the entire world sees this video, and they're never allowed in any other establishment, either.
  • Iraq executes 36 ISIS militants

    Iraq executes 36 ISIS militants

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    Islamic State claimed responsibility. CNN reports that the prisoners were killed Sunday at Al-Hoot prison in Nasiriyah, according to Yahya Al-Nasiri, the governor of Dhiqar province. Each victim was killed individually, thrown in the Tigris river, or buried alive. One of the sites of the massacre was a former river police building inside Saddam Hussein's palace complex in Tikrit.
  • Somalia bombings kill 9 at local government HQ, market

    Somalia bombings kill 9 at local government HQ, market

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    The attack follows a similar pattern of bombings in the country, claimed by terrorist group Al-Shabaab. Witnesses said the first was a truck bomb, followed by a auto bomb. Al-Shabab has been carrying out a series of deadly attacks in Somalia. Some of the bodies were discovered in nearby houses destroyed by the blasts, said senior police officer Colonel Muse Hassan.
  • Suspect in killing of Georgia police officer arrested in Florida

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    Deeds was found in the trunk of a auto driven by his 22-year-old sister, Franshawn Deeds, on US 1 in Hilliard, according to Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper. He was a father of four. Lewis Smith said his son worked seven days per week to care for his two young boys and a 5-month-old daughter. Smith and Clark had been dating for two years and had plans to marry soon.
  • Trump To Receive First Intelligence Briefing Wednesday

    Trump To Receive First Intelligence Briefing Wednesday

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    In recent weeks, a chorus of lawmakers and political groups have raised concerns about Trump, the Republican Party presidential nominee, receiving such briefings given his rhetoric about Russian Federation. Priess said: "You have two unusual candidates". The intelligence community's discretion to withhold especially sensitive information from nominees and their advisers ends November 8, when the next commander in chief is chosen.
  • More residents return, crews gain on California fire

    More residents return, crews gain on California fire

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    State Parks supervising ranger Robert Chambers tells CBS 5 he can't recall any other time that a fire forced the closure of Hearst Castle, saying, "A fire has never come this close before". This week, almost 30 major wildfires have burned about 850 square kilometers in eight western USA states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
  • Turkey Wedding Bomber Kills Dozens

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    The toll from the attack jumped to 51 Sunday, according to the agency. With 69 people still in hospital, 17 in a critical condition, the HDP said warnings about ISIS's growing foothold in Gaziantep had fallen on deaf ears. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the Gaziantep blast. Earlier, Erdogan released a statement attributing the attack to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, saying the terrorist group was "the most likely perpetrator of the Gaziantep attack".
  • Urjit R. Patel named Raghuram Rajan's successor at Reserve Bank

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    Under the chairmanship of Patel, the panel had proposed inflation-targeting and the setting up of a Monetary Policy Committee, which has been accepted by the government. And while there have been concerns about inflation rates creeping up as oil prices recover and food costs rise, many expect the central bank to cut interest rates later this year to help stimulate more growth.
  • Suu Kyi meets China president during visit

    Suu Kyi meets China president during visit

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping called for progress in ties between China and Myanmar as he met Aung San Suu Kyi in Beijing on Friday at the start of a trip overshadowed by the suspension of the US$3.6 billion China-backed Myitsone dam project.
  • Azhar Ali Ready For England After Ireland Washout

    Azhar Ali Ready For England After Ireland Washout

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    The result meant Pakistan won the two-match series 1-0 after a comprehensive 255-run win in the first ODI at Malahide on Thursday - its biggest victory in terms of runs in the format. It is pertinent to mention that the first ODI between the two sides at Dublin was also reduced to 47 overs per side after wet outfield caused the delaying of the match.
  • Powell told Clinton of his use of a private email at State

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    Finney was apparently unaware of Mrs. Clinton's secret email account. The State Department is conducting its own review. And the New York Times article referenced passages from journalist Joe Conason's upcoming book about Bill Clinton along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation interview notes.
  • French FM addresses burkini ban debacle

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    That bathing suit covers the entire body like the traditional garments worn by Muslim women but its design and fabric are more appropriate to take a swim. Women's rights minister Laurence Rossignol warned that the debate over burkinis was being used for "ulterior motives", especially by the far right.
  • What flight of South Sudan's rebel leader means

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    Machar, who consented to the operation, is now in the care of Congolese authorities, Haq said, declining to confirm his location. The fighting erupted less than a year after a peace deal was signed to form a unity government and end the civil war.
  • Good News! Turkish parliament approves Israel deal

    Good News! Turkish parliament approves Israel deal

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    The two sides gradually engaged in nearly secret talks to mend relations, and came out announcing the reconciliation deal on June 27. According to the new agreement, Israel will pay 20 million USA dollars in 25 days as a compensation for lost lives during Mavi Marmara flottila raid and Turkey will drop all cases against the incident.
  • Boy in Halstead dies after being bitten by dog

    Boy in Halstead dies after being bitten by dog

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    He sadly died in hospital that evening. "Then it was quiet". I've known the family for years through the nursery. Following the incident, A 29-year-old man, who is the owner of the dog has been arrested and was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.
  • Palestinians: Dozens wounded in clashes with Israeli troops

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    As part of a night-time arrest campaign, the Israeli occupation forces detained Shaikh Hussein Abu-Kwaik, the Islamic movement's election representative in the West Bank, along with 19 other Palestinians. Saer mayor Kayed Daradat says the demolitions affected 55 people, and noted the houses in question were built on land close to a nearby Jewish settlement.
  • Some Evacuation Orders Lifted While Firefighters Battle Blue Cut Fire

    Some Evacuation Orders Lifted While Firefighters Battle Blue Cut Fire

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    A spokesman for Caesars Entertainment Corp., a major Las Vegas Strip casino company, said that a few global customers extended their stay because they didn't want to head back to Los Angeles through the fire. "We feel we were put through hell previous year and now we are in it again". "I just want to know if I have a house", she said. It was "a risky combination of hot weather, bone-dry conditions and breezy winds" that allowed these fires to advance and spread, reports The Washington ...
  • Stefanidi new pole vault queen

    Stefanidi new pole vault queen

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    The defending Olympic champion could barely clear the bar Friday night, but her American successor managed to take home silver in the pole vault. Morris, 24, took silver behind Suhr at the World Indoor Championships this spring after finishing fourth outdoors at the World Championships in Beijing a year ago.
  • Japan settles for silver in team table tennis

    Japan settles for silver in team table tennis

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    The prospect of her team falling into a two-match ditch fired up under Ishikawa, as the pride of Yamaguchi Prefecture roared back to sweep the next two games without allowing Han to enjoy a single lead. "Therefore this match, I was determined to exact revenge", he said . The first match sets the tone for the whole team and it was important. In the second match, 22-year-old Zhou Yihan managed to secure a game against Ning, but the world number two's class prevailed in the end, winning 3-1 to ...
  • South Stream to be renewed only with firm guarantees - Putin

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia , 09 August 2016. "They are in close contact on Syria, bilateral relations and regional issues as well as air space", he said. It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that US Secretary of State John Kerry is also expected to visit Turkey in the coming weeks to discuss the crucial issues which also includes the Turkish demand for ...
  • Syrian army launches intense air attacks after rebels 'break' Aleppo siege

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    Syrian regime forces were on the defensive around Aleppo on Sunday, August 7, after a rebel alliance said it inflicted a major setback by breaking a 3-week government siege of the battered city. Jabhat Fateh al-Sham is the new incarnation of Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. A statement by the operation room for the Conquest of Aleppo, which represents factions inside Aleppo that include Western-backed opposition groups, said that all those who decide to drop their weapons and ...
  • Dolly Parton credits distance for successful marriage

    Dolly Parton credits distance for successful marriage

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    She said: "Everything is so insane and chaotic out there right now". So on her 43rd studio LP, the 70-year-old sticks to a tried-and-true musical path: Pure + Simple finds Parton returning to her roots with 10 stellar, stripped-down love songs.
  • West Ham record signing Ayew out for 4 months

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    The match on Sunday will be West Ham's first Premier League game at their new London Stadium and comes nearly a year to the day after they lost 4-3 at home to Eddie Howe's men. It is West Ham's only defeat to Bournemouth in seven league and cup meetings. But, although they retained control for long periods, the team seemed laboured and undercooked, allowing Giurgiu to draw level, seconds after a golden opportunity to go 2-0 ahead was squandered.
  • Russian Airstrikes from Iranian Base 'Unfortunate, but Not Unexpected'

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    Russian Federation has launched warplanes from Iran for the second time to bomb the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group in Syria, denying the action violated a United Nations Security Council resolution. Russian officials on Wednesday rejected USA criticisms of its use of the base. According to defense consultancy IHS Jane's, Moscow made use of the Syrian base due to expansion work at Mozdok airbase in southern Russian Federation, from where long-range bombers had been ...
  • Bayh's Indiana voting status: Inactive

    Bayh's Indiana voting status: Inactive

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    Todd Young, told CNN. The same poll shows 46 % of IN voters have a favorable view of Bayh, while Young has just a 29 % favorable rating. On the other hand, 89 percent of Clinton backers will support Bayh and only 3 percent will split for Young.