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China's unease over THAAD thwarts United Nations censure of North Korea missile China's unease over THAAD thwarts United Nations censure of North Korea missile
- August 15, 2016

The Chinese demand, however, was rejected by veto-wielding US, raising the possibility that the statement will wane, the sources said. Adoption of a UNSC statement requires a consensus among all 15 member countries, including the five permanent members that include the US and China. (more...)
Gymnastics: Biles wins women's vault gold
- August 15, 2016

The pressure is gone. While the day may belong to Whitlock, the games belong to Biles. Dynamic on vault. Effortless on beam. And now, finally, an Olympic champion. "That's something I definitely struggled with a lot", she said. Something that seemed far from certain last fall. This time around Raisman was determined to not let that happen, and gave a stellar performance in all four events . (more...)
UK Big Brother contestant removed after making Holocaust joke
- August 15, 2016

His appearance on the talk show was heavily promoted, with the programme tweeting: "After being sensationally removed from the Big Brother house, Biggins is here tomorrow with his side of the story". I know it's going to be ghastly. The reality show veteran added: "I am so excited to be bidding on some abandoned storage units in Dave's new Celebrity Storage Hunters series this Autumn. (more...)
Trump 'Not That Sarcastic' About Calling Obama ISIS Founder Trump 'Not That Sarcastic' About Calling Obama ISIS Founder
- August 15, 2016

Because, you know, saying things whose meanings are hard to decipher is totally a great quality to have as president. "I mean he let this happen", Trump told supporters. He did not simply argue that the president's policies had allowed Isis to flourish in Iraq and Syira, but that the president was the group's founder. (more...)
1 of the green pools at Olympics to be drained and refilled
- August 15, 2016

Olympics organizers battled an array of persistent problems as the Games entered its second week on Saturday, from a lurid green diving pool to competitors taken to the wrong venue and a long-distance swimming pontoon swept away by the waves. (more...)
White Sox snap losing streak against Marlins White Sox snap losing streak against Marlins
- August 15, 2016

Carlos Rodon earned his first win in nine starts as the Chicago White Sox downed the Miami Marlins, 4-2. Hernandez had two hits and reached base three times while George Springer singled and walked three times. Stanton injured his groin trying to stretch a single into a double on Saturday evening. Stanton had to be helped off the field, and after the game, manager Don Mattingly addressed the media. (more...)
Juventus unveil classy video montage of Paul Pogba Juventus unveil classy video montage of Paul Pogba
- August 15, 2016

While many are questioning the rationale of spending such a sum on Pogba, who was underwhelming during the European Championship, Manchester United believe they have signed one of the most sought after young players in the world. "First time a huge foreign star in his prime has come to England", he wrote on Twitter . I'm very happy, the feeling I have in my body. He was obviously growing and his legs seemed to be doing a lot more than his body wanted them to do! Watch the full ... (more...)
Kim Kardashian West Can't Stop Throwing Shade at Taylor Swift Kim Kardashian West Can't Stop Throwing Shade at Taylor Swift
- August 15, 2016

Currently, Taylor is known to be on bad terms with Kim, Kanye, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, and Harry Styles. Whatever the case may be, Celeb Dirty Laundry and Cosmopolitan are certain that Taylor will be staying away from anything that has to do with the people she's been feuding with in recent months, hoping that the scandals will die down so that she can eventually get back to recording new music. (more...)
Rio Olympics 2016 medal table: USA adds four golds Rio Olympics 2016 medal table: USA adds four golds
- August 15, 2016

In all, Phelps won gold in five of the six swimming events he contested in Rio, and was part of a team that set an Olympic record in the 4x100m medley, but was denied a clean sweep by former fan, 21-year-old Joseph Schooling, in the men's 100-meter butterfly. (more...)
Father Of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Attends Clinton Rally Father Of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Attends Clinton Rally
- August 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton isn't the only one with a controversial rally attendee this week. But Ceballo is questioning that message, wondering how the Clinton campaign didn't notice that Mateen's father was allowed to be right there, in the center of the crowd behind the podium which Clinton stood and addressed Pulse. (more...)
National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar dies in Chennai National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar dies in Chennai
- August 15, 2016

He has written more than a thousand songs. Muthukumar is survived by wife and two children. As a major achievement to his career, he had written almost 103 songs in 2012, not even the legendary writers have written as many songs in a single year. (more...)
Reports of gunshots in busy mall: chaos, people running
- August 15, 2016

During the day on Saturday, Go Raleigh sent buses to the mall so evacuees could shelter from the heat inside the buses. The dispatcher said "shots were fired" but added that it was unclear what motivated the shooting or whether it was more than one shooter. (more...)
Panthers special teams coach DeHaven steps down due to cancer Panthers special teams coach DeHaven steps down due to cancer
- August 15, 2016

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven has made a decision to step down from his position and move into an advisory role with the team while continuing his battle with prostate cancer. Veteran long snapper J.J. Jansen said Sunday was a tough day for all who have a connection to Carolina's special teams. "He's just kind of stayed the course, and it's been really respectable how he's handled the situation and himself". (more...)
History's greatest Olympic athlete says goodbye
- August 15, 2016

It was the 23rd, and for now last, of his career. In the stands, his fiancee, Nicole Johnson, bounced along to the music with their son, 3-month-old Boomer, cradled in her arms. "The rehab is what opened him up". Reports say that this was Phelps' greatest challenge which he prevailed. "What do we do now?" Biles' three golds in Rio are the most by a female gymnast from the U.S.in one Olympics. (more...)
United States of America wins gold in women's 4x100 medley relay for milestone medal
- August 15, 2016

This completion (of the program) is a relief because I love racing, but this was more like a war. By glorifying King's public shaming of Efimova, Swarens is justifying what I would be very embarrassed by if one of my own daughters or son did. (more...)
Hillary Clinton's Tax Return Shows 10% Giving Rate in 2015
- August 15, 2016

Clinton and her husband, Bill, claimed a total income of $10,745,378 in 2015 , and paid federal taxes of $3,624,455. Her vice presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, also released his tax returns Friday for the years 2006-2015. Tim Kaine and Anne Holton's tax rates since 2006. Clinton, who has campaigned on a platform of bolstering federal support for new parents and female workers, said that Trump has only recently started paying attention to these issues. (more...)
NYPD arrest man trying to climb Trump Tower
- August 15, 2016

New York Police Department assistant chief William Aubrey said the man, who was not named by police, told officers the same thing after he was safely inside the building. He posted the video under the name Leven Thumps, which is a character in a series of children's fantasy novels by the writer Obert Skye. "Believe me, if my goal was not significant, I would not risk my life pursuing it", he says, addressing Trump. (more...)
7000 rescued as storms, flooding wreak havoc on Louisiana
- August 15, 2016

Mike Steele, spokesman for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said there was an overnight spike in flood rescues in the eastern part of Baton Rouge. "It is ongoing. It is not over", said the governor, emphasizing that in some areas water is still rising. Gov. Edwards has requested a major federal disaster declaration from FEMA Region 6. (more...)
Trump ignites firestorm with remarks on gun rights, Hillary
- August 15, 2016

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., said: "As the daughter of a leader who was assassinated, I find Trump's comments distasteful, disturbing and unsafe". Clinton meanwhile launched an open appeal Wednesday to independents and Republicans repulsed by Trump over his string of controversial statements . (more...)
'Rogue One' trailer brings back Darth Vader for new 'Star Wars' film
- August 15, 2016

A new trailer for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been released, offering fans a fleeting glimpse of Darth Vader. "It got embodied in this place we called Jedha", he noted, revealing a new location. Flicks.co.nz reported this is Disney and Lucasfilm's first standalone Star Wars film - not part of the episodes 1 to 7 storyline. Watching the new trailer, which offers even more spectacle now that the visual effects have had time to be fine-tuned, you would never get a sense of the ... (more...)

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