Saturday, July 30, 2016

Trump says gloves are off in White House campaign [10]

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was taking the gloves off in his battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House after taking a scorching from speakers at this week’s Democratic National Convention. Mr Trump wrapped up a five-day, seven-state campaign....

RTERadio 8:33:00 AM CEST

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Media: Hot air balloon crashes in Texas, killing all passengers [7]

At least 16 people are reportedly dead after a hot air balloon crashed into a pasture outside the central Texas city of Lockhart on Saturday, reported local media. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that the balloon caught fire before crashing.

deutschewelle-sw 8:28:00 PM CEST

Syrian Families 'Leave' Aleppo Rebel Areas [7]

The government has recently opened three safe corridors for civilians and fighters who want to leave, after effectively besieging around 300,000 people living in opposition-held areas of the country's largest city. Authorities closed the main road into the rebel neighbourhoods on 17 July, but to....

skynews 7:20:00 PM CEST

Turkey releases 750 soldiers detained after coup attempt [6]

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been cracking down on those suspected of ties to a U.S.-based cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who the government says was behind the attempted coup. (Kayhan Ozer/Presidnetial Press Service/ Associated Press) Turkey on Saturday released more than 750 soldiers who....

CBC 8:03:00 PM CEST

Flood kills 26 wedding guests in Pakistan [6]

Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) - At least 26 people, mostly children, were killed Saturday when a vehicle carrying wedding guests was washed off a mountainous road by floods and flung into a gorge, officials said. The dead included 18 children and six women.

news-yahoo 2:55:00 PM CEST

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop [5]

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night stop to check out a person, authorities said Friday. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody shortly after the gunfight and police hours later surrounded a home as they searched for man described as a possible accomplice.

news-yahoo 12:34:00 AM CEST

40 years after deadly quake, Chinese seismologists trying to figure out when the Big One will strike [5]

At the Tangshan Earthquake Museum, a replica of what is believed to be the world’s first seismoscope stands in stark contrast to haunting images of rubble. The barrel-shaped contraption, nearly 2,000 years old, has a built-in pendulum connected to levers intended to cause a bronze ball to spring toward the direction of a quake.

latimes 5:55:00 AM CEST

PGA Championship Glance [4]

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday of the PGA Championship: LEADING: Robert Streb shot the 30th round of 63 in a major to tie Jimmy Walker at 9-under-par 131. CHASING: Emiliano Grillo and Jason Day were at 133, with Henrik Stenson at 134.

news-yahoo 3:36:00 AM CEST

Italy's Monte dei Paschi bank among poor performers in latest in EU stress test [4]

Now Reading: Italy's Monte dei Paschi bank among poor performers in latest in EU stress test. Banks from Italy, Ireland, Spain and Austria have come out worst in the latest European Union stress test. The verdict: that there is still work to do to boost credit to the bloc’s economy.

euronews-en 10:03:00 AM CEST

US urges UN to back African force for South Sudan [4]

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United States urged the UN Security Council to back a regional force for South Sudan to shore up UN peacekeepers unable to cope with the violence. The council adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN mission in South Sudan, known as UNMISS,....

news-yahoo 2:35:00 AM CEST

2 Russian swimmers file appeals against Olympic ban [3]

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Russian swimmers have filed an appeal against their exclusion from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Saturday it received appeals from Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobinsev seeking to overturn their bans over doping allegations.

news-yahoo 9:59:00 PM CEST

Two brothers arrested in Belgium in terrorism raid [3]

Two brothers were arrested on Friday morning in Belgium after an antiterrorism operation, Belgium media reported. The two men, named as Nourredine H., 33, and his brother Hamza were detained after house searches in the Mons region and the city of Liege.

simerini 11:33:00 AM CEST

Court Blocks 'Discriminatory' North Carolina Voter ID Law [3]

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state.

ABCnews 2:05:00 AM CEST

Preliminary reports: 30 people taken to hospital after clashes in Yerevan [3]

According to the preliminary data provided by the Ministry of Health, 30 people have been taken to different hospitals in Yerevan in the aftermath of clashes between riot police and demonstrators on Khorenatsi street and Sari Tagh, a district leading to the closed section of Khorenatsi where the....

a1plus 12:03:00 AM CEST

Church attacker threatened France in new video [3]

Paris (AFP) - A jihadist involved in the brutal killing of an elderly priest pledged to attack France in a newly released video, as Catholic bishops called for a day of prayer in a nation shaken by the latest assault. The assailant has been named as 19-year-old Abdel Malik Petitjean, who was listed....

news-yahoo 3:36:00 AM CEST

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls off ceasefire after Maoist rebel attack [3]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lifted a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels after they failed to declare their own truce. (Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty Images) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a weeklong ceasefire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and....

CBC 3:53:00 PM CEST

Iranian general: Army Games 2016 to enhance cooperation of countries’ armed forces [3]

ALABINO /Moscow region/, July 30. /TASS/. International Army Games 2016 are expected to facilitate strengthening of international cooperation among the armed forces of various countries, Iranian Maj Gen Vali Madani, a member of the panel of judges at the Games, told reporters on Saturday. "Iran’s Armed Forces are in good relations with Russia.

itartass_en 5:06:00 PM CEST

Young men clash with soldiers at Huwara checkpoint [3]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- Violent clashes broke out Friday afternoon between Palestinian young men and Israeli soldiers at Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus city. Eyewitnesses said that dozens of young men blocked the end of al-Quds street near the checkpoint with burning tires and pelted the soldiers with stones.

palestine-info-en 3:59:00 AM CEST

Sri Lanka beat Australia in thrilling first Test as tourists face record 154 balls without scoring a run [2]

Records tumbled at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy as Sri Lanka recorded a surprise victory over Australia. Five second-innings wickets for spinner Rangana Herath proved the difference, with Sri Lanka proving patience was the key as Australia dug in with staunch rearguard defence in an attempt to secure a draw.

themirror 12:19:00 PM CEST

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