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Pursuit battle heats up as US, Britain trade records Pursuit battle heats up as US, Britain trade records
- August 14, 2016

Great Britain smashes world record to win women's team pursuit over U.S. . Britain smashed their own world record to win Olympic gold in the women's team pursuit in Rio on Saturday. "All the coaching and support we get, the performance support, it's all based around peaking every four years", said Rowsell-Shand, part of the team that also beat the U.S.at the London Games. (more...)
Syria report progress in government siege of Aleppo
- August 14, 2016

The heavy fighting and air strikes reported from the area seemed to indicate any passage that may have been opened would be far from secure enough for civilians to travel through. Government forces still control the cement factory and some military housing. "But regime-held western Aleppo , for example, now has to be supplied via contested "war roads" - improvised roads on which it might not be possible to sustain the swollen population of these western neighborhoods". (more...)
Shah Rukh Khan detained at United States airport, diplomat apologises
- August 14, 2016

In 2012 he was stopped at an airport in White Plains, N.Y. and in 2009 he was detained for two hours at Newark airport. Khan, at the time, told CNN IBN, "They kept on telling me that my name is common to some name that has popped up on the computer, so they need to follow procedure. (more...)
BJP Calls For Political, Financial Support to Free PoK BJP Calls For Political, Financial Support to Free PoK
- August 14, 2016

He said that Pakistan had already shared a dossier on the issue with the United Nations and the worldwide community. If this country claims that even Pakistan administered Kashmir belongs to them, then why it is reluctant to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir. (more...)
Caple: US cyclist Armstrong's 3rd gold a real tearjerker
- August 14, 2016

You can set a goal and you can go accomplish anything you want". It doesn't matter your age. There's an assumption for female athletes that once they become a parent, they're done with sports. "That's how I am". Armstrong, the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 champion, powered to another gold medal with a time of 44min 26.42 to make it a historic hat-trick. (more...)
US women's soccer heads home after early Olympic exit
- August 14, 2016

Sweden coach Pia Sundhage, who led the USA to gold in 2008 and 2012, was dismissive of Solo's outburst. They didn't want to pass the ball around. Anyone who has played or followed soccer knows this is a common tactic and quite shrewd. First was star Alex Morgan, whose opening attempt was stopped by Swedish goaltender Hedvig Lindahl. Lloyd had a goal disallowed for the USA, which the forward was later told was for offside-it wasn't-then Sweden went back up the other end of the pitch and Lotta ... (more...)
Rio Olympics 2016 medal count
- August 14, 2016

One of Jesse Owens' Gold Medals went for $1.47 million in 2013. United States Gold: 21, Silver: 14, Bronze: 17, Total: 52 2. But truth be told, America is doing a bulk business in the current 2016 Summer Olympics. Though Singapore is at the top of the heap, paying out over $700k for a Gold Medal, Singapore has never won Gold, and they don't pay out for the other medals. (more...)
Shah Rukh Khan To Have A Cameo In Karan Johar's This Film? Shah Rukh Khan To Have A Cameo In Karan Johar's This Film?
- August 14, 2016

Interestingly, Shahrukh and Aishwarya share a very warm equation with each other in real life and it would be such a royal treat for all of us to watch them sharing screen space after such a long time! Everyone was excited when Shah Rukh Khan and Dharma Productions' announced that they are coming together nearly after a gap of five years, the last one was 'My Name Is Khan' , which released in 2010. (more...)
Bombing in Thai seaside resort town kills 1, injures 20
- August 14, 2016

Shortly afterwards blasts struck on Friday at Patong beach on the island of Phuket while three more were reported further south - two in the southern town of Surat Thani, killing one, and one blast in Trang, which also left one person dead. (more...)
DNC email hack: Kremlin says Donald Trump has never met Putin DNC email hack: Kremlin says Donald Trump has never met Putin
- August 14, 2016

Peskov said Clinton's comments were absurd and emotional and lacking in facts, saying it was wrong to accuse Moscow of wrongdoing without first investigating the accusations. Manafort helping the oligarchs? "He gamely repeated Putin's argument that Russian Federation was justified in seizing the sovereign territory of another country by force". (more...)
Gymnastics - Uchimura wins men's all around gold
- August 14, 2016

The last time Team GB won a medal at the Olympics in the all-round event was in 1908 in the London Olympics and it is just the ninth medal won by a British gymnast in the Games. It was a dramatic end as Uchimura, 27, had been trailing the Ukrainian. "Not my name, but gymnastics, which should be as swimming is with Phelps and athletics is with Usain Bolt". (more...)
'Star Wars' Actor Kenny Baker, Who Played R2-D2, Has Died
- August 14, 2016

Baker went on to play the role in The Empire Strikes Back , Return of the Jedi , and the three Star Wars prequels (as well as the Holiday Special and The Muppet Show ). Rest in peace Kenny Baker. "Feels like losing family..." Baker also starred in a number of other much loved films, including classic children's adventure comedy The Goonies, Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits and another science-fiction blockbuster, Flash Gordon. (more...)
Watch Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and Her New Fiancé Play the Newlywed Game
- August 14, 2016

For Jordan , it's that JoJo always keeps the house really cold, which means he is freezing, too. "And that's how I knew". "And for me and for Jordan , I don't think it's been that way". "Because at this point we can't defend each other, we can't show our love, we can't show our relationship, so that's been tough". The handsome real estate broker has to choose between Robby Hayes and Jordan Rodgers as she nears the end of her journey in finding true love. (more...)
Swimming: Ervin puts 16 years between gold medals Swimming: Ervin puts 16 years between gold medals
- August 14, 2016

More Olympic medals for Calympians in RIo 2016 as Anthony Ervin won Gold and Nathan Adrian won Bronze in Men's 50 Free. The 35-year-old American became the oldest swimmer from any nation to win an individual gold medal Friday night. (more...)
Obama administration declares Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico
- August 14, 2016

Yet, testing for infectious diseases demonstrated the presence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in both plasma and urine. President Barack Obama had asked Congress back in February for $1.9 billion to help fight Zika but lawmakers haven't been able to agree on a spending plan. (more...)
Rio Olympics: Marathon man Nadal into quarter-finals
- August 14, 2016

Coming back from a 3-0 deficit, Nadal eventually rallied to defeat del Potro in the first, 7-5. The 30-year-old Nadal is a ideal 5-0 against Bellucci and has never lost a set to him, most recently claiming a 6-4 6-2 6-4 victory in the early stages of Wimbledon last year. (more...)
Kanye West says Kim Kardshian West is like Marie Antoinette Kanye West says Kim Kardshian West is like Marie Antoinette
- August 14, 2016

The star has been documenting her post-baby weight loss on social media (she's four pounds off her goal weight in case you don't follow her on Snapchat) and is obviously feeling confident with her smaller frame. Aside from that, the reality star's ways of seeking attention especially to paparazzi have also caused troubles on their marriage. Recalling the times when high fashion designers would refuse to dress her because of her body, she laments that some people still will not send her ... (more...)
Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in 'Star Wars,' dead at 81
- August 14, 2016

Fans and co-stars have paid tribute to Baker via Twitter. Despite the fame R2-D2 brought him, Baker told the BBC in 2001 that his own favourite screen role was as Fidgit in 1981's Time Bandits . The lovable droid and his lanky friend C-3PO became two of the series' most beloved characters. He also starred Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi , together with three Star Wars prequels, from 1999 to 2005. (more...)
Stephen Colbert To Host Live Election Night Special For Showtime
- August 14, 2016

Those live convention shows generated Late Show's most viral clips to date: Jon Stewart taking over the host desk, which has more than 14M YouTube views to date, and Laura Benanti's appearance as Melania Trump defending herself against charges she plagiarized portions of her RNC speech from Michelle Obama, which has clocked more than 8M Youtube views. (more...)
Koeman's 1st EPL game with Everton ends 1-1 vs Spurs
- August 14, 2016

SEAMUS COLEMAN'S ankle problem is clearly worse than hoped. KOEMAN'S boot up Ross Barkley's backside clearly worked. Mind games at their best. Everton's Phil Jagielka was the only man close to getting a head on the ball for the opener. (more...)

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