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French City Outlaws 'Burkinis' on Beaches
- August 15, 2016

Transgressors could face a fine of €38 (£33; $42). Mayor David Lisnard has banned the wearing of burkinis on the beaches of the resort. In an interview published Friday in the Nice-Matin newspaper , Lisnard said the measure could also apply to saris worn by Indian bathers, because the clothing could hamper rescuers' efforts to save them in an emergency. (more...)
Piscotty homers in 8th to lead Cards' comeback over Cubs
- August 15, 2016

Two batters later, Brandon Moss also homered. Cubs starting pitchers are 8-0 with a 1.38 ERA in August, a trend right-hander John Lackey hopes to continue when he faces his former team. On a night filled with nostalgia as the Yankees and Rodriguez turn to uncertain futures, baseball's most notorious star of the last two decades drove a 96 miles per hour fastball from Tampa Bay's Chris Archer into the right-center field gap in the first inning of New York's 6-3 victory Friday. (more...)
Syria: Rebel alliance launches battle to retake all of Aleppo
- August 15, 2016

Russian Federation intervened in Syria's war in September 2015 with a campaign of airstrikes that bolstered Assad's campaign to reclaim parts of the country lost to the rebellion and to jihadist groups, including ISIS. Hours after the announcement of the siege being lifted, the rebel coalition, which calls itself Aleppo Conquest and includes groups like Jaish al-Islam, declared al-Hamdaniya - the largest residential district in southern Aleppo - a military zone. (more...)
Congress to get Hillary Clinton's FBI interview notes Congress to get Hillary Clinton's FBI interview notes
- August 15, 2016

According to Politico , the Obama administration had been unsure of how to respond to the demands, due to the sensitive nature of the information involved. "This is another example of the Clinton business model of using political influence to get rich and further advance their political careers", The Wall Street Journal noted. (more...)
Officer killed, suspect remains on the loose Officer killed, suspect remains on the loose
- August 15, 2016

He was survived by three children. Smith, 31, was responding to a suspicious person call when he encountered Royheem Delshawn Deeds, exited his patrol vehicle and was shot, Dutton said. The officer, a 20-year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department whose name has not been disclosed, is expected to be released from Stony Brook University Hospital Sunday. (more...)
Congress to get Clinton's FBI interview notes
- August 15, 2016

Of course, as the Daily Caller noted, Clinton cherry-picked his response, ignoring the unfavorable things FBI Director James Comey said about Hillary, such as her use of a private email server being "extremely careless". Clinton's White House challenger, GOP nominee Donald Trump, has said since the close of the Justice Department case that rival nations potentially have US secrets as a result of Clinton using a private server, which should disqualifies her from running for president. (more...)
Shinzo Abe condemns North Korea missile launch Shinzo Abe condemns North Korea missile launch
- August 15, 2016

Britain's deputy United Nations ambassador Peter Wilson said the test-fire marked the first time a missile landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, some 250km from Japan's northern coast. She told reporters after the closed meeting there were "strong condemnations across the board" from all 15 council members, which she found encouraging. (more...)
Yemen : 10 children killed in airstrike at school
- August 15, 2016

Assiri said MSF's toll "confirms the Huthis' practice of recruiting and subjecting children to terror". The officials spoke anonymously because they aren't authorized to brief reporters. The victory puts the army within six miles of the provincial capital. Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, the residents said two civilians were killed and four others wounded when a warplane bombed a auto carrying explosives. (more...)
Israel arrests UN Gaza employee for aiding Hamas
- August 15, 2016

His organization said in a statement that the failure to stop the siphoning of funds to Hamas "stems in part from a lack of will". When World Vision and other organizations sent aid into Africa to help starving Ethiopians in the 1980s, observers complained that the aid was diverted by the Mengistu regime, which was fighting a brutal civil war, to forcibly relocate its citizens away from rebel-held areas. (more...)
NCP condemns Abdul Basit's remark, demands sending him back to Pakistan NCP condemns Abdul Basit's remark, demands sending him back to Pakistan
- August 15, 2016

Jalali further said that Pakistan will go to any extent to promote terrorism and to foster terrorism in Kashmir. In a provocative remark, Pakistan High Commissioner yesterday said the Pakistan is dedicating its Independence Day to Kashmir's freedom and will continue to extend its support to the people of the state. (more...)
Kansas water park victim decapitated
- August 15, 2016

Riders are propelled by jets of water as they go over a hump while riding a water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. Verruckt's 2014 opening repeatedly was delayed, though the operators didn't explain why. (more...)
Polls: Hillary Tops Trump In Four Swing States Polls: Hillary Tops Trump In Four Swing States
- August 15, 2016

They paid an effective federal tax rate of 20.3 percent in 2015. He has refused to make his filings public, saying they are under audit by the Internal Revenue Service and that he will release them once that review is complete. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, and other conservatives have said Mr Trump's refusal raises questions about his finances. What's in Donald Trump's tax returns? It's probably not helped by the fact that The Donald has dragged his feet on ... (more...)
Terror on Swiss Train as passengers attacked with 'knife and fire'
- August 15, 2016

The attacker was on fire as he lunged towards six passengers - including a six-year-old child - with a knife during the horrifying incident yesterday. Four other passengers were also injured, including a woman and the child who were in serious condition, the police said. The train stands at the station after a man attacked other passengers aboard the train at Salez, Switzerland, on Saturday, Aug. (more...)
Simone Biles Just Showed the World How to Talk About Being Adopted Simone Biles Just Showed the World How to Talk About Being Adopted
- August 15, 2016

On Aug. 7, she posted a near-perfect 16.050 score during her vault routine in the qualification rounds. Usually, the Olympians hail from the same sports that Team USA has been hoarding gold in for years-swimming, gymnastics, basketball, and beach volleyball (and maybe track-and-field too). (more...)
Trump rips into media, not Clinton
- August 15, 2016

Throughout his presidential bid, the Republican nominee has used controversy to draw attention to his campaign. "Mr. Trump bears no responsibility for his campaign being off-message?" It was the latest in a series of implicit acknowledgements by the Republican presidential nominee that he is not winning and in fact could be headed for a big loss to Mrs Clinton on Election Day in less than three months. (more...)
Winnipeg ISIS Supporter Shot Dead By Mounties After Alleged Terror Threat Winnipeg ISIS Supporter Shot Dead By Mounties After Alleged Terror Threat
- August 15, 2016

Police engaged Driver, who detonated an explosive device inside the cab, injuring the driver, he said. "It's not clear how Mr. Driver died", assistant commissioner Jennifer Strachan told reporters. 11, 2016. Police responded to the "potential terrorist threat" and realised it was Driver, swooping on his small town property. "They deserved it", he said. (more...)
Tens of thousands of Congolese rally to demand Kabila step down Tens of thousands of Congolese rally to demand Kabila step down
- August 15, 2016

The opposition has repeatedly accused President Kabila of working to push off elections to stay in office after his second mandate expires in December, something the government denies citing logistical challenges with the vote. Opposition parties want global mediators and for political prisoners to be released, Tshisekedi said. Past opposition rallies have turned violent and authorities have arrested dozens of Kabila critics since previous year, but Sunday's protest near parliament was ... (more...)
Olympic history made in men's 100m final
- August 15, 2016

Klay Thompson, who had 11 points and was shooting 15.4% from the field entering the game, scored a game-high 30 points and made 7-for-13 three-pointers in his best offensive performance of the Olympics. Gatlin got a great start but it was always within Usain Bolt's reach. Bolt, who holds the world record of 9.58 seconds, injured his hamstring six weeks ago. (more...)
Christie "flat out lied" about Bridgegate scandal
- August 15, 2016

The filing - by lawyers for one of the former Port Authority of NY and New Jersey officials charged in the bridge scandal - said Renna's text message was sent to campaign staffer Peter Sheridan as Christie held the December 13, 2013, news conference. (more...)
Erdogan meets with Putin in St. Petersburg; says relations entering 'positive phase' Erdogan meets with Putin in St. Petersburg; says relations entering 'positive phase'
- August 15, 2016

Erodgan was livid after Western nations that condemned the coup attempt last month also criticized him for his massive crackdown in response to the putsch. Erdoğan said a Turkish-Russian partnership is very important not only for economical relations, but also regional and global stability. The incident sparked finger-pointing, Russian sanctions, and fears of a wider conflict between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member. (more...)

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