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Minjee Lee shines as Ariya Jutanugarn leads LPGA event in Canada
- August 29, 2016

In front: Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn has a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the Canadian Open. Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow watches her tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the LPGA Canadian Open golf tournament in Priddis, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. (more...)
Biden: US Courts Must Hear Gulen Case
- August 29, 2016

Turkey has launched a new operation inside Syria , aimed at Islamic State but also Syrian Kurdish forces who have been the key USA ally on the ground until now in the war against Daesh. During Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Ankara this week, the disagreement played out in unusually sharp and open fashion. "As I reiterated to the Prime Minister, we are available and ready to provide any assistance that the Turkish government or Turkish people need", Sputnik news agency quoted Biden as ... (more...)
Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat
- August 29, 2016

The Turkish military said Sunday that its airstrikes in northern Syria killed 25 Kurdish militants and denied that civilians had also been killed. Our correspondent said the Turkish army had been "shelling and launching air strikes" in areas controlled by the YPG . (more...)
20 killed in Turkish shelling in Syria 20 killed in Turkish shelling in Syria
- August 29, 2016

There was no immediate comment from the YPG , but forces aligned with the Kurdish militia have said it withdrew from the area targeted by Turkey before the offensive. The SDF has support from the United States - which sees the group as an effective Syrian ally against Islamic State, putting Turkey at odds with a fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member and further complicating Syria's five-year-old civil war. (more...)
European Union free trade talks have failed - German minister European Union free trade talks have failed - German minister
- August 29, 2016

But the deal has faced an unprecedented backlash in Germany, where hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across the country to protest. Department of Commerce. European Commission says these sectors will not be included in the agreement, but leaks from the negotiations suggest the U.S.is pushing hard for access. (more...)
FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems
- August 29, 2016

The intrusions were first reported Monday by Yahoo News' Mike Isikoff, who obtained a copy of the alert. The report comes amid unprecedented concerns that Russian state-sponsored hackers may be seeking to disrupt the November presidential elections. (more...)
Saudi energy minister tempers expectations for production freeze
- August 29, 2016

The oil price declined after that, only to revive after official confirmation. Oil prices had rallied last week and entered a bull market - a 20 percent rise from recent lows - after OPEC and Russian Federation announced plans to discuss the supply crisis, which has hammered the crude market for more than two years. (more...)
Ashes Of Stabbed Backpacker To Be Spread Over World Ashes Of Stabbed Backpacker To Be Spread Over World
- August 29, 2016

Although the loss of her daughter had left her heartbroken, Mia's mother Rosie Ayliffe made a decision to not let the tragedy stop her daughter from reaching parts of the world she wanted to visit, after she was stabbed to death by a 29-year-old Frenchman called Smail Ayad. (more...)
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to leave the United Nations
- August 29, 2016

What is particularly worrisome is that the campaign against drugs seems to be an excuse for some law enforcers and other elements like vigilantes to commit murder with impunity", De Lima said . The threat comes after United Nations human rights experts demanded the government stop its controversial methods of ending drug trafficking, which have claimed the lives of 1000 people since Duterte was elected president in May. (more...)
Colombia government urges referendum backing for FARC peace deal
- August 29, 2016

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos is pushing for peace between his government and rebel forces to end the 52-year conflict that has claimed more than 220,000 victims and displaced more than 5 million. Most opinion polls suggest Colombians will back the deal, but the nation is deeply divided and caught in a heated debate over what sort of justice the rebels should face. (more...)
Scorpene Leak: Indian Navy Assures of No 'Security Compromise'
- August 29, 2016

At a daily e-press briefing, foreign ministry spokesman said Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault did not talk with his Australian counterpart about the issue. Asked if the leak could affect other contracts, a company spokeswoman said it had come against a hard commercial backdrop and that corporate espionage could be to blame. (more...)
Syria: US and Russian Federation talks on military action fail
- August 29, 2016

While there is still some question if the peace talks are on track, de Mistura is repeating his appeal for a 48-hour humanitarian pause in the beleaguered Syrian city of Aleppo. The two diplomats met on and off for almost 12 hours and were briefly joined by the United Nations envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, who had said Thursday hoped the talks would help his drive to revive the stalled negotiations. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo crowned 2015/16 Uefa Best Player in Europe
- August 29, 2016

The victor will be announced ahead of the Champions League draw. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the only football players in the UEFA history who managed to win the desired award twice. Ronaldo and Bale both won the Champions League over Antoine Griezmann, so that alone put the two above the Frenchman. I will work to achieve it as I've done every year. (more...)
Providence bus driver charged in New York City cold case Providence bus driver charged in New York City cold case
- August 29, 2016

According to the New York Daily News , Rosario fled New York City after the slaying and has been working as a school bus driver in Rhode Island. Deleon was found fatally shot in his Harlem apartment. She's been charged with murder, two counts of criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon. On Thursday, Port Authority police grabbed her after detectives learned she was returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic and her plane had a scheduled layover in NY. (more...)
UEFA announce new Champions League format UEFA announce new Champions League format
- August 29, 2016

Guardiola, a European Cup victor with Barca as a player in 1992 before twice guiding the Catalan giants to the Champions League title in 2009 and 2011, will also face Borussia Moenchengladbach for a second successive season and Scottish champions Celtic after qualifying for the group stage for a sixth straight year. (more...)
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says burkini ban would be unconstitutional
- August 29, 2016

But human rights groups said they are preparing to sue towns whose mayors insist on keeping the bans. The court said local authorities did not have the power to restrict individual liberties in this way without "proven risk" to public order. (more...)
Canadians charged in $23 million cruise ship cocaine bust in Australia Canadians charged in $23 million cruise ship cocaine bust in Australia
- August 29, 2016

Three Canadians are facing potential life sentences after allegedly attempting to smuggle tens of millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia. The officials said they boarded the vessel on Sunday and searched cabins with the help of sniffer dogs. The Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force undertook the drug raid in cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations, New Zealand Customs Service and the Canada Border Services Agency. (more...)
Gausman sharp, Trumbo hits 40th homer, Orioles blank Yankees
- August 29, 2016

Sanchez didn't homer, instead hitting a rocket line drive into center field for an out. Still, Sanchez wasn't contained completely. Ends up with two hits. Machado's dive and throw from his knees occurred three innings after Pearce threw out Sanchez at third base on Mark Teixeira's single to right field. (more...)
India Denied By The Rain, West Indies Win T20 Series in Florida India Denied By The Rain, West Indies Win T20 Series in Florida
- August 29, 2016

India won the toss and opted to field first following which the start of the play was delayed by 40 minutes due to a technical delay. Put in to bat, West Indies raced to 199/1 after 15 overs but India recovered well in the final five overs by conceding just 46 runs and scalping five wickets in the process. (more...)
Trumbo hits 40th HR as O's beat Yankees
- August 29, 2016

Sabathia was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks in 6.2 innings. He struck out nine and walked none to win his third start in a row. "I think this kid has instincts", Girardi said. "It's such a lofty number". NOTES: The Orioles made four roster moves Sunday as they signed RHP Tommy Hunter and recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk. (more...)