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Cancellara denies Froome time trial gold at Rio Olympics

Dumoulin took silver , and reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome, of Great Britain, finished third for bronze . Froome finished in 1hr 13mins 17.54secs to place third, behind Tom Dumoulin of Holland, who took silver in 1:13:02.83.

Erdogan says glad to receive Putin's call after Turkey coup attempt

Putin said in televised comments ahead of the meeting. "I was one of the first to call and express my support after the coup attempt". He said he will phase out all sanctions against Turkey gradually, but the priority is to bring bilateral ties between the two countries back to its peak.

Philippines celebrates Hidilyn Diaz's silver medal in Rio 2016 Olympics

No other time after that did the Philippines win more than one medal in an Olympics. Nestor Colonia failed all his three attempts at 154kg in the clean and jerk and, like the Chinese who yielded a sure gold in Diaz's weight class, scratched out of the competition won by China's Long Qingquan in a new Olympic record of 307 kilograms.

Clinton sees best-yet fundraising numbers as general begins

More bad news for Republicans came in the form of a Fox News Poll that showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 49%-39% in the race for the White House. "That is the opinion of many prominent Republicans ". Donald Trump's demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character, ' Whitman posted on Facebook about the Republican nominee.

70 killed in Quetta hospital blast, Army Chief orders nationwide combing ops

Senior police officer Zahoor Ahmed Afridi says bomb disposal experts have informed him that remains of the attacker have been found at the scene after Monday's bombing. Mr Sharif expressed his "deep grief and anguish", adding: "No-one will be allowed to disturb the peace of the province". Gen. Raheel Sharif, the powerful army chief of Pakistan, also visited the Quetta Civil Hospital, and met with the wounded.

Bomb Blast at Pakistan Hospital Kills Dozens

The body of Kasi, who was the Balochistan Bar Association president, had been brought to the hospital following the shooting - prompting many fellow lawyers and members of the media to also converge there. "The people, policy and security forces in Balochistan have given sacrifices for the country". Balochistan is home to a low-level insurgency by Baloch separatists.

U.S. 'spy' caught after slipping into Pakistan

When it came to the notice of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, he ordered the arrest of Barrett, and suspended immigration officials at the airport for negligence, according to a statement by the ministry. Nisar also directed to constitute a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) under the chairmanship of SP Investigation Capt (r) Ilyas which would also include officials of FIA, Intelligence Bureau, and Inter-Services Intelligence, to probe the matter.

So Why Did Trump Endorse Ryan in Green Bay?

He also announced support for two senators, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte , two Republicans facing tough re-election fights. Ryan said he didn't want to get drawn into "hypotheticals" but said, "None of these things are ever blank checks ".

Trump, seeking to end Republican row, backs House speaker

Paul Nehlen , House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican primary challenger, was ejected by Wisconsin GOP staffers from a Donald Trump rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin Friday night. "I am just going to rise above this stuff", he said. Donald Trump , the embattled Republican presidential nominee, has made a successful campaign out of incendiary rhetoric and defying political correctness.

Oscar Pistorius Treated in Hospital for Injuries Suffered in Prison

Medical staff at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria confirmed that Oscar Pistorius has been receiving treatment in a security ward after an incident that occurred while he was alone in his cell on Saturday. But the high-profile legal proceedings also exposed a darker side of the star athlete: offering glimpses of a dangerously volatile man with a penchant for guns, handsome women and fast cars.

Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan, urges party unity

After pointedly declining to do so earlier this week and being drubbed by Wisconsin Republicans, Trump endorsed Ryan as the Janesville Republican goes into a primary Tuesday with businessman Paul Nehlen . And I'm just not quite there yet. Based on listener emails I get a large swath of Trump's base has no use for Ryan. There were even rumors this week that the Republican Party might seek to replace Trump on the ticket.

Pistorius rushed to hospital

Reportedly razor blades were discovered in his cell and his arms were covered with bandages when he was rushed to hospital. The post Convicted blade-runner, Pistorius, injured in prison fall appeared first on Punch Newspapers. It had been suggested by reports in Pistorius's homeland that the athlete had failed with a suicide attempt, having suffered injuries to his wrist, but these claims have been rejected by the 29-year-old.

Carl comments on Pistorius hospital scare

According to hospital staff, security was tight and only senior doctors and nurses were given access to the security section where Pistorius was recovering. Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa where he was sentenced to six years for the killing of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. Pistorius' family spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess told Reuters the family would not issue a statement at this stage.

Iran executes nuclear scientist that visited the US

It's the first time Iran has acknowledged that it had secretly detained, tried and convicted Shahram Amiri, a man it once heralded as a hero. According to the Associated Press , Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi said Amari's sentence had been upheld by an appeals court.

Trump ends standoff with Ryan as he works to repair mistakes

Donald Trump has ended his political stand-off with Paul Ryan , endorsing the US House speaker in a speech on Friday. In an effort to fix some of the damage he had inflicted on his presidential campaign, Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan to end a four-day standoff that exposed the deep chasms in the Republican Party over his candidacy.

Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence

Six of are from SC and two are from the Lakelands. -Richard Douglas Warrick of Englewood, sentenced January 10, 1996, to 360 months in prison, five years supervised release and a $500 fine for drug conspiracy and possession of cocaine with plans to sell, distribute or dispense.

Samsung Files Patent Containing Apple Watch Drawings

The agency found the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringed on a Chinese company's patent for the exterior design of its smartphone called the 100C. The patent details a device with swappable straps and a familiar charging array on the back of the watch face.

Amit Shah in Gujarat amid speculation over new CM

He, however, evaded a direct reply to a question on why Anandiben was absent when party leaders went to stake claim, and only said, "She was present when she resigned". His elevation to the top post is also being seen as a recognition to the Jain community, which was recently accorded minority status by the state government.

Killing of 2 civilians triggers protests in Indian

He said restrictions on assembly of four or more persons in rest of the Valley as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order. Indian security forces have continued to target innocent civilians with pellet guns in an attempt to dispel protesters from voicing their demand for freedom.

Making Anandiben 'scapegoat' won''t save BJP in Guj: Rahul

Anandiben, who has been facing flak from various quarters, including within the party, about the way she handled the Patel quota stir and Dalit agitation, which is believed to have eroded the BJP's vote base in the state. Anandiben's resignation is seen as a victory for Amit Shah, who had made no bones to hide his unhappiness at her handling of the state. "No question of Amit Shah ji for Gujarat chief minister's post".

Japan central bank adds stimulus, cites global uncertainties

The central bank, however, maintained its base money target at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen as well as its pace of purchases for other assets including Japanese government bonds, while also keeping rates unchanged at -0.1 percent. "Increasing ETF purchases makes no contribution to achieving 2pc inflation". The Federal Reserve had claimed an upbeat outlook this week, as mentioned in its policy statement that the near-term threats to the economic outlook had gone, and that the job market ...

Chlorine Gas Dropped In Syria, Say Rescuers

Fighting has intensified around Aleppo since the government sealed off the lifeline to the Aleppo rebel-controlled neighborhoods. The Syrian government, backed by Russian Federation, launched a large-scale humanitarian relief operation in Aleppo on Friday and created corridors providing civilians and the militants, who chose to surrender, the opportunity to leave the city.

Russia says Syrian rebels used toxic gas against civilians

Dozens of government troops have been killed and some 50 rebels and allied jihadists have also died since the assault, the SOHR said . Rebel fighters and their jihadist allies launched an assault Sunday in a bid to ease a more than two-week government siege of opposition-held districts of the city.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down as head of DNC

On a day when the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee announced she plans to resign over a disturbing email leak, a new email has surfaced appearing to call outreach to hispanics "taco bowl engagement". Bernie Sanders has claimed throughout his campaign that the Democratic Party leadership was biased against him and acted on behalf of Hillary Clinton .

Odisha politicians hope GST will bring tax reforms

The two-year-old deadlock was broken only after the government offered concessions to the opposition Congress party, which originally proposed the GST while in power but has now opposed what it termed as a "flawed" tax. The tax reform has been labelled a landmark and India's biggest tax reform since independence. In the year 2011, the Constitution (115th Amendment) Bill, 2011 was introduced in Parliament.

N.Korea Fires Missile into Japanese-Controlled Waters

The second missile landed in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), some 155 miles (250 kilometers) off Japan's northern coast and within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense batteries here. "Pyongyang should realize that its tricks and empty rhetoric will not help to justify development of its nuclear program and to split the South Korean society", the spokesman noted adding that "the North should immediately stop these foolish actions and start moving toward ...

Nepal's Madhesis sign 3-point agreement with government-in-waiting

N epal's Prime Minister, Khadga Prasad Oli, has resigned from his post just minutes before facing a no confidence vote he was expected to lose. "Our party saw the need for national consensus to implement the new statute, complete the remaining tasks of peace process along with the transitional justice, resolve the issues raised by Madhesis, Janajatis and Tharus, and provide relief to the people and carry out reconstruction of the country in the wake of the last year's devastating natural ...

Feds investigating whether hot air balloon caught fire before crash: NTSB official

A hot air balloon hit high-tension power lines before crashing into a pasture in Central Texas, killing all 16 on board, according to federal authorities investigating the worst such disaster in USA history. "I don't understand what the air balloon pilot was doing, I mean I don't think it was cloudy and I don't know why he was so close to the transmission lines".

Turkey's Erdogan dropping lawsuits for insults against him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) speaks with relatives of martyrs and veterans during the opening ceremony of Bestepe National Congress&Culture Center and commemoration of those martyred in July 15 coup attempt, in Ankara, Turkey on July 29, 2016.

Indianapolis police officer arrested, accused of shooting fellow officer

Riddle said the Aurs' estranged wife and children were in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but were not injured. The wounded detective was rushed to Methodist hospital, where he remains in good condition. In addition, detectives are also securing a search warrant for the suspect's personal vehicle. Members of the Cincinnati Police Department were able to take Aurs into custody, at an unknown location, without further incident.

Duterte withdraws communist ceasefire

The president put all security forces on high alert, and told them to continue their mandate to neutralize all threats to national security. The decision to lift the ceasefire agreement comes after the NPA failed to fulfil the conditions of the ultimatum, put forward by Duterte, who demanded the leftist rebels to declare their armistice at 17:00 local time on Saturday (01:00 GMT).

Chinese Troops In Uttarakhand Border A 'Transgression', Says Manohar Parrikar

When asked about the Indian army beefing up security along the border in Ladakh with reported deployment of tanks to match the development on the Chinese side, Yang said , "We have token note of the relevant report". Mr Parrikar also noted that it is the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) under the Ministry of Home Affairs that takes care of the LAC and not the Defence Ministry.

Massive bomb blast in Syrian city

The attack reportedly targeted a Kurdish security headquarters that was located nearby, according to the SOHR. Rami Abdel-Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a monitoring group, said the resulting blast was the worst seen in Qamishli.

Ford Motor Profit Falls As US, China Weaker Than Expected

The Dearborn, Michigan-based company's net income fell roughly 9 percent to $2 billion, Ford said , hit by sales in China. Ford's CEO also said that the company trying ot cope with new risks as it tries to hit its full-year profit forecast.

Pence endorses Holcomb as Indiana GOP governor candidate

He also said he's happy Ted Cruz spoke at the convention despite the controversy surrounding Cruz's decision not to endorse the Republican nominee. Pence touted Indiana's economic record in his speech. "I also believe that having an accomplished woman at the top of your statewide ticket in IN will draw even more support and attention to this race from across the country".

Pakistan to observe 'Kashmir's Accession Day' today, 'Black Day' on July 20

No local paper-English, Urdu as well as Kashmiri-was available as the government banned their publishing for three days starting Saturday night when many printing presses were raided by police. The gag is expected to continue on Tuesday. Islamabad-Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir Sunday said the government was highlighting Indian atrocities in occu-pied Kashmir at all local and worldwide fora.

Assam floods: Lakhs affected, people forced to use animal behaviour for survival

More than 2,100 low-lying villages and nearly 100,000 hectares (247,105 acres) of crops have been partially or totally submerged in upper Assam , which includes the districts of Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat , Dhemaji, Barpeta and Dibrugarh.

ASEAN avoids rebuking Beijing over S. China Sea

Asean Secretary-General Le Luong Minh called the communique a victory - "in a sense" - even if it did not touch on an worldwide tribunal's ruling that rejected China's claims to nearly the entire South China Sea . Kerry pressed the issue during other bilateral meetings with ASEAN members, Toner said. Kerry arrived in Laos on Monday and is expected to hold talks with Wang later in the day.

USA vice-president Joe Biden underlines commitment to Asia-Pacific region

U.S Vice President Joe Biden, center, sits with the Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau, right, and Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews during a dinner at Government House in Melbourne, Sunday, July 17, 2016. 'Our presence is essential to maintaining peace and stability, without which the economic growth and prosperity I believe would falter'. China has long claimed sovereignty over the sea but the United States and a number of countries that border the sea challenge China's presence there.

Hillary Clinton Says Republicans Have Created a 'Hillary Standard'

Parishioners said they were grateful Kaine took time to come to church given his new role in the Clinton campaign. Democrats are putting exceptional emphasis on turning out Latino voters this autumn, hoping to benefit from Donald Trump's scornful comments about Mexican immigrants.

UP police launch manhunt to nab Dayashankar Singh as BSP threatens protests

State BSP president Raj Achal Rajbhar said Singh's statement had revealed the "anti-Dalit mentality" of the Bharatiya Janata Party. "We should let law take its course, whoever is guilty will be booked under law", Bhatia told CNN News18. BJP leaders said while they do not approve of what Daya Shankar Singh said against BSP supremo Mayawati , they can not take lying down the language used against his wife and daughter.

South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president

This suggests that some of Machar's own top appointees are backing or at least tolerating the move to sideline him at least temporarily until a deal can be reached on his return to Juba . President Salva Kiir on Thursday appealed to Dr. Riek Machar to return to Juba within 48 hours. "This is to declare to all members of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) that Taban Deng Gai has defected to the SPLM-IG under President Salva Kiir Mayardit", he further explained.

People Suspended, Detained In Erdogan's 'Purge' Of Gulen Followers

Sources said the soldiers began to fly away from the base but were told of the coup attempt during the flight. Dozens of others are still being questioned. About 30 outlets were expected to be affected. The Turkish government confirmed that 6,500 employees at Turkey's education ministry had been suspended .

Jeremy Corbyn can automatically run in leadership race - Labour Party

Mr Corbyn was elected as leader last September and party members and registered supporters voted for him in large numbers. Candidates who have formally gained the support of at least 20 per cent of their parliamentary colleagues in Westminster and the European Parliament, which now means 51 MPs or MEPs.

Republicans Reject Last-Ditch Attempt To Stop Trump Securing Nomination

In one showdown, the rules committee voted 86-23 to reject an effort by conservatives to eliminate the RNC's ability to change party rules in years between national conventions. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma; Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman; Gov. Rick Scott of Florida; Mr. Thiel; Mr. Barrack; Ivanka Trump; Donald J.

Defiant Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup

Most of the detainees are military, but some are also judges and civil servants, jailed after Erdogan promised to "cleanse" the state apparatus of apparent Gulen supporters. Claiming that Gulen in pro-democracy and ignoring their recruitment method, Fuller continued, saying that "Erdogan's charge that Hizmet is a "terrorist organization" is absurd to anyone with the least knowledge of the movement, given its strong emphasis on peace and dialogue".

Owen Smith enters Labour leadership race

She said there should be no legal challenge to the NEC's decision but warned that Labour risks electoral wipeout in the north at the hands of Ukip, similar to that it has suffered in Scotland if Mr Corbyn remains leader. The party's NEC heard three contradicting pieces of legal advice on Tuesday night, including from Michael Mansfield QC, which found only challengers needed nominations, and another from James Goudie QC which found all candidates should seek nominations from MPs.

Sen. Dan Coats calls Ted Cruz a 'self-centered, narcissistic, pathological liar'

It's been reported that Cruz said he's not in the habit of backing politicians who attack his family. Trump didn't say that Cruz was going to run against him in four years. Ted Cruz when his term ends in 2018. His political future depends not just on Trump losing, but on Trump being completely repudiated by the Republican Party.

Daughter Ivanka Trump raises issues father rarely mentions

Though she didn't come right out and say that he favors imposing mandatory paid family leave on employers and offering government-subsidized child care, it wasn't hard to hear a call for just those policies in the subtext of her comments .

Ailing GMA free, after 4 years in detention

The release did not happen Wednesday due to certain "procedural" technicalities. MANILA , Philippines (AP) - Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been freed from years of hospital detention after the Supreme Court cleared her of a plunder charge in what anti-corruption advocates called "a sad day" for justice.