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Insurgents kill 2, wound 7 in India's nort

He said that ULFA (Independent) may be behind the incident. The outfit also appealed to people to boycott the Independence Day celebrations. According to re...


Michael Phelps ends career with 23rd Olympic gold medal

The 19-year-old Ledecky joked that she was proud to be part of Phelps' final Olympics - twice. At the 2012 London Games, Phelps won 6 medals, 4 gold and 2 sil...


More than 2000 doping tests conducted for Rio Games

Due to strict village curfew rules, its not uncommon for Olympic athletes to hook up with each in one night stands. "Many of these women and men have been out o...


'At least' 49 dead in Aleppo attacks

Syrian activists and state media say at least 49 civilians, among them 5 children, have been killed on Saturday in Syria's contested Aleppo province as rebels...


Monroe County health officials confirm Zika virus case

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, said at the briefing that local health authorities are ...


Turkey issues arrest warrant for ex-football star over links with Gulen

The state-run Anadolu news agency said the warrant accused Sukur of "membership in an armed terror organisation". According to press agency Anadolu , Sukur...


Chicago Bears Notes: Training camp concludes as team preps for preseason opener

Following the 22-0 preseason win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night, Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak would not commit on his starting quarterback for...


Shailene Woodley joins oil pipeline protest in North Dakota

Aside from disturbing Native American sites, critics say the pipeline brings a threat of spill damage to thousands of miles of fertile farmland, forests, and ri...


Bomb attacks kill 1 in Thai resort town

Photos published in local press showed emergency workers evacuating victims from the area on stretchers, and some foreign tourists with minor cuts and injuries ...


Helmand 'close to collapse' after Taliban advance

But Afghan and USA officials confirm that there has also been an increase in Helmand, where the Afghan forces have struggled to hold the line as the Taliban hav...


NBC says Rio Olympic viewership reaches parity with London

Elsewhere in Olympic consumption, NBC reported that live streaming minutes of the Summer Games has now topped 1 billion. With NBC Olympic Broadcasting services ...


NATO concerned by Russia, Ukraine tensions

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), which controls the country's border guards, said that one of its officers and one soldier were killed in separate incur...


Polls close in Zambia after tight presidential race

If none of the nine candidates , which include Lungu and Hichilema, gain more than half the votes today, a run-off will be held within 37 days. A referendum is...


USA says Erdogan-Putin meeting not 'zero-sum game'

It was Erdogan's first foreign trip since last month's failed military coup, which left Turkey's relationship with the United States and Europe badly damaged. E...


Turkish, Russian officials to discuss solution for Syria

Turkey has been incensed by the Western response to the attempted coup, viewing Europe as more concerned about the rights of the plotters than the events thems...


Oscar Pistorius taken to hospital 'with cuts to his wrist'

Controversy followed after City Press reported the Paralympian was rushed to Kalafong hospital after sustaining injuries to his wrists. According to one o...


Russian Para Athletes Ban Imposed Under Political Pressure

If we slacken off on that, we are finished, and we're not going to". Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said banning Russia from the Paralympics means "a la...


Japan Marks 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima Nuclear Bombing

During his speech, Matsui hearkened back to a call made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , "to realize a world free of nuclear weapons". Hiroshima may...


Trump aide blames Obama in 2004 soldier's death

Harry Reid, was on duty with the Army Reserves and was unavailable for comment, according to his campaign. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Prieb...


Rio Olympics opening ceremony highlights Brazil, environment

The Opening Ceremony is a highly regarded spectacle which highlights the admirable qualities of the host nation and explores the rich culture of the region. "...


Congress shedding crocodile tears on Andhra Pradesh special status issue

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, moved by K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao of the Congress, was, however, referred to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, amid the u...


BJP national president Amit Shah in Gujarat to pick new CM

Anandiben, who will turn 75 this November, handed over the resignation letter to Kohli in the presence of ministers and party leaders at Raj Bhavan in the eveni...


Icasa orders SABC to withdraw decision to ban visuals of violent protests

Everything that that I do, there is energy in me" he said . Mohlaloga told 702 on Tuesday that various sanctions - from a caution to a fine‚ and‚ in extreme ...


Powerful typhoon slams into Taiwan; killing 1, injuring 66

Weather forecasters said the storm weakened quickly while crossing the Central Mountain Range area, which exceeds 3,000 metres in altitude. Vsible and infrare...


Pistorius gets 6 years for murder of girlfriend

The prosecution and defence can appeal. In her ruling on Wednesday, Masipa said that although the Steenkamp family had suffered great loss, Pistorius' life an...


Taiwan patrol boat accidently fires anti-ship missile

Dubbed Taiwan's "carrier killer", the missile has an operational range of 150-200 km. The navy said those responsible for the accidental firing would be punishe...


Jeremy Corbyn defiant despite vote of no confidence by MPs

On Tuesday, more than three-quarters of Labour MPs, 172 in all, voted to say they had no confidence in Corbyn's leadership, while 40 voted for him. In a stat...


Malaysian woman dies after airbag ruptures in accident

Mohamed Sabri Shamsudeen, head of the fire department in the Sungai Buloh district on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur , said Monday that Norazlin Haron, 44, was ...


United States Supreme Court May Hear Challenge to Assault Weapons on Monday

CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford reports that in 2008 the Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in the District of Columbia, ruling that the Second Amendme...


Russian Federation has fulfilled all IAAF criteria on doping: sports minister

The report claims that 49 Russian athletes tested positive for meldonium, 23 requested tests were missed, 736 tests were "declined or cancelled," and 111 missed...