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Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

A further five reindeer had to be euthanised, according to the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate . Reindeer tend to group together when in danger. However, authorities are nearly certain that the animals were killed by a lightning strike, due to their extremely close proximity to one another.

UK leader May, Cabinet to chart EU exit at Chequers retreat

Pro-Brexiters welcome the leak, whilst critics argue that a Parliamentary vote is absolutely necessary. A significant section of the Labour Party continues to believe that leader Jeremy Corbyn did not campaign strongly enough to stay in the European Union before the referendum.

Jutanugarn wins LPGA's Canadian Open, Hamilton's Alena Sharp fourth

Nine days after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player made a 12-birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory. I played well last week. The potential battle between the world's top two players would make for outstanding TV. But the South Korean hung in and made three birdies on her inward nine to remain within striking distance of the lead.

Nico Rosberg cruises to a comfortable victory at Spa

In fact Hamilton did so well he could have managed to make it a Mercedes one-two, but Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull managed to fend him off to secure second, with Hamilton having to settle for third. Nico Hulkenberg , who ran as high as second at one stage, finished fourth for Force India. Asked whether he was disappointed not to have made a bigger indent into Hamilton's points advantage, Rosberg says he sees no reason to feel disheartened.

Four-Year Siege of Syrian City Daraya Ends, 3200 Evacuated

Fifteen people have been killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held area in the Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group says. Aid convoys arranged by the medical charity Red Crescent entered the suburb early on Friday, as hundreds of rebel fighters prepared to lay down their arms and cede control of the area to government forces.

BJP to hold meeting with CMs' of party-ruled states

With an eye on elections in key states, including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat, as well as the main electoral battle of 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday said that since it has ushered an era of "politics of performance", all its chief ministers must focus on "governance" and make their states an effective instrument for execution of the Centre's "pro-poor" agenda.

Israel approves planning for new Jewish homes in Hebron

The Palestinians, along with the worldwide community, oppose all settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, territories they seek for a future independent state. The government granted permission for planning infrastructure in the area on Sunday. "Certainly if these reports are true, it would appear to be an effort to expand civilian Israeli settlement in the city of Hebron, and that would represent a deeply concerning step of settlement expansions - settlement expansion, ...

No legal status for undocumented immigrants

On Wednesday, Trump suggested he would allow exceptions to let some undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S., vowing he wouldn't grant them citizenship but telling Fox News , "there's no amnesty, but we work with them". Trump, ' I have it all the time . Trump polled the crowd assembled for the town hall on their preferred option. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Thursday's speech "proved to the American public what we have known all along - Hillary Clinton has no hope, ...

Hillary Clinton has 10-point lead over Trump and majority

She's warning of murky ties between Trump and the Russian government, suggesting that her Republican opponent may be a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Before the meeting, several protesters unfurled a banner over a railing in the lobby of Trump Tower that read, "Trump = Always Racist". "We're going to make it clear: You don't get to the White House unless you travel through the doors of the NAACP", Brooks said.

Alleged killer showed no signs of reliegious extremism, hostel owner says

Smail Ayad has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of serious animal cruelty and 12 counts of serious assault. Queensland's deputy police commissioner, Steve Gollschewski, confirmed a 29-year-old French national had been arrested for the attack, which he termed "shocking by any standards".

Syria and Islamic State blamed for chemical attacks

According to the new report , the OPCW determined the Syrian government has not given "sufficient access" to the senior leaders in the chemical weapons program and has failed to account for 2,000 aerial bombs created to deliver mustard gas .

Social Reaction: Coach K, USA Win Gold in Rio

Nemanja Nedovic scored 14 points to lead Serbia to the silver medal. Carmelo Anthony , the only U.S. player with Olympic experience other than Durant, became the most successful Olympic basketballer with a third personal gold. With the victory Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson joined one of basketball's most exclusive clubs, becoming just the eighth and ninth players to win Olympic and FIBA world championship gold and an NBA title.

U.S., Turkey Launch Offensive Against Islamic State in Syria

Turkey has been fighting its own Kurdish separatists of the PKK for decades, a conflict that burst back into life a year ago as peace efforts collapsed. "We respect that and think that Turkey has the legitimate right to take action against these terrorist activities". Kurdish YPG in Syria is identified as a hostile force by Turkey.

AFP raids Parliament House over NBN leaks

Mr Turnbull demanded Mr Shorten discipline Senator Conroy for calling into question the integrity of the Australian Federal Police, after Senator Conroy questioned the AFP's justification for raiding his Melbourne office in May. Communications Minister Mitch Fifield said it was "extraordinary" for a politician to try to intervene in an AFP investigation, and argued NBN Co was well within its rights to call the AFP.

Russian Federation might use Iran's Hamadan airbase again: defense official

Earlier last week, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan had not ruled out possible ceding other airbases to Russian Federation 'if the situation demanded'. He added that Iran's Shahid Nojeh air base in Hamedan is only "used for refueling", not for permanent deployment. "Whatever the reason behind the sudden announcement that Russian Federation is finished for now operating...the fact is the incident has already served its main goal", said Alex Vatanka, a senior fellow at the Middle East ...

South Carolina Navy complex: West Nile in some mosquitoes

To date, 13 birds have tested positive for West Nile in MI, and 3 West Nile Virus positive mosquito pools have been detected in Oakland and Saginaw counties. The state health department has identified 195 positive mosquito pools throughout NY so far this year. These positive tests indicate that West Nile Virus is present in the area.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dialogue to find a lasting J&K solution

At a meeting with a delegation of opposition parties from the state, Modi expressed "deep concern and pain" over the violence in Kashmir and the loss of lives in the unrest. There was no mention of the Kashmir crisis in Prime Minister Modi's Independence Day speech. Asked about the Centre's position on Pakistan-occupied- Kashmir, Omar said, "This question should be put to the PMO or Ministry of External Affairs".

Call for Islamist extremists to be held in separate prison units

A separate official report published last month said that at any one time the National Offender Management Service manages more than 1,000 prisoners who have been identified as extremist or vulnerable to extremism. There are reportedly over 12,000 Muslims in prison in England and Wales, although there are only 137 people in prison for terrorism-related offenses.

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Edited Radical Islamic Journal

The article reportedly espoused anti-feminist views. Abedin was an assistant editor for the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs , working for her mother, who was editor-in-chief at the time and still holds that position today. Another article claims women belong in the "care and protection" of men, who should be supported as the family's head of the household and any punishment by the husband or father's hand is just a result of "the stress and frustrations that men encounter in their daily ...

Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump; answers Trump 'pivot' to African-American community

To those hurting, I say: what do you have to lose by trying something new?" Trump's master plan to get the votes of African-Americans is to portray Hillary Clinton as a racist who is out to harm them. Donald Trump is making a play to turn MI into a red state come election day. Donald Trump back in MI, rallying supporters and trying to reach more voters.

Trump to call for new ideological test for admission to US

After side swipes at Barack Obama for refusing to name the threat, Trump declared, "Just as we won the cold war by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of our society, we must take on the ideology of radical Islam". Trump then challenged Khan to an IQ test after Khan said Trump's view on Islam was ignorant. "Al Qaeda in Iraq had been decimated, and Obama and Clinton gave it new life and allowed it to spread across the world".

Syrians flee clashes between Kurdish, government troops

The official said the closely monitoring airspace over areas with American forces. The cruise missile strikes have added an extra punch to the aerial campaign Russian Federation has conducted since September in support of President Bashar Assad's military.

US, Russia to seek Syria deal in Geneva next week

Russian aircraft began flying missions out of Iran on Tuesday, in a surprise move that cements the two countries' de-facto military alliance in Syria. For those strikes, "the Russians did notify the coalition" under the memorandum of understanding on flight safety over Syria that was agreed to by the two countries, Garver said.

New Russia-Turkey 'axis' challenges the West

Chebli noted that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had also made clear in a statement on Tuesday that Turkey did not seek, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's key visit to Russian Federation, to send a message to its Western allies.

Poll Shows Tight Governor's Race

He was appointed to serve as lieutenant governor earlier this year after Sue Ellspermann quit the post to seek the presidency of Ivy Tech Community College. Senate and governor races suggests Hoosiers are planning to split their votes between the Republican and Democratic parties on Election Day. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

Autopsy report: Bodies of slain Georgia teens had been posed

He then watched them from behind an electrical box and the roof of the grocery store before approaching them, she said. Hazelwood told the detective he ordered Natalie out of the auto and made her disrobe. The pair also had injuries to their feet, which the detective said could be attributed to some sort of movement or scraping across the asphalt. He's also charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony as well as financial transaction card fraud, which investigators said ...

Helen Maroulis News, Pictures, and Videos

She prefers to wrestle at under-55kg and won gold in that class at the World Championships last year after previously taking bronze in 2014 and silver in 2012. A year ago, she won the world championship at 55 KG. She started off 1 and 30 in her wrestling career, but Helen Maroulis has come a long way since high school.

Yeah, The NSA Was Probably Hacked

The group was auctioning the tools over the Internet over the weekend, and researchers say the tools appear legitimate. The rest - "the best files" - will be released , they claim , to whoever wins the auction. Snowden also backed the idea that Russian Federation, where he resides in exile, could be behind the hack. If this hack is confirmed to be indeed of an NSA-related organization, we assume much more leaks will follow, even if the payment will ultimately take place behind the scenes.

Another Chinese sweep complete with men's team win

Crowd support was turning further in Japan's favour, and Niwa and Mahara Yoshimura promptly won the first set in the doubles against Xu and Zhang Jike. The match will appear on at approximately 9:00 AM ET. Japan's men's table tennis team, ranked fourth in the world, faced off against top-ranked China in the final on Wednesday at the Rio Games.

US payment to Iran made after Americans were freed

Officials briefed on the exchange said that Iranian officials in Geneva were not permitted to take possession of the $400 million until the Americans were in the air. Abedini said he was told by a senior Iranian intelligence official that their departure was contingent on the movement of a second plane. Five Americans held in Iran were released in January in exchange for seven detained Iranians.

How to Catch the Breathtaking Perseids Meteor Shower

Our planet Earth has been passing through the trail of the Swift-Tuttle Comet since July 17, and we're quickly approaching the densest area on the night of August 11 . EDT. The Perseids are dust bits from Comet Swift-Tuttle and are famous for creating bright fireballs and elevated meteor activity for almost two weeks in mid-August.

The latest on what likely voters think of Trump and Clinton

Trump, who is trailing in many polls with three months to go until the November 8 election, said the new batch of emails suggested a "pay for play" scheme. The poll found that about 6 percent back Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and 3 percent back Green Party candidate Jill Stein . Trump said he believed that people who sit behind the candidate at rallies are close to the campaign.

Corsica remains tense after clashes injure five

On France Info radio, Vivoni denied media reports saying that a scuffle on the Sisco beach Saturday night had been sparked by a tourist taking pictures of Muslim women bathing in a burkini . France has been under a state of emergency since ISIS members killed 130 people in Paris in November. "It was quite a trivial matter to begin with", Vivoni said.

Farmers' Almanac offers early thoughts on this winter's weather

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , the New Jersey region faces a tropical storm threat this week, a hurricane threat next week, followed by a warmer and wetter than usual September. The fall is predicted to be warmer than normal with near-average rainfall. Additionally, warmer temperatures will descend on these regions in late December.

Germany: Man seriously injured after 'axe and gun attack' in Cologne

Authorities said it was too early to say if there was an Islamic terrorist motive behind the incident in the city's old town. One man was reportedly stabbed and then tried to flee in his vehicle, only to be shot at by the other two men. Police received several emergency calls about 4am after locals reported a group of four people in dispute with another man. Police said there was no indication it was terror-related.

Woman jailed for abducting newborn baby two decades ago

After Zephany was stolen from Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997, she went for 17 years thinking the people she
lived with was her biological family, while Celeste and biological father Morné Nurse went for 18 years without knowing where their daughter was.

Emotional service held for slain imam, friend

Although police said no motive had been established for the killing of Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and 64-year-old Thara Uddin on Saturday afternoon near the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid mosque, community members anxious the slayings could be rooted in intolerance, reported The Associated Press .

Locals lay siege to NH-37 in protest against Ulfa-I attack

Two of the five attackers have since been identified as Rupam Asom and Uday Asom. The incident comes a week after NDFB (S) militants opened fire on Balajan Tinali market in the State's Kokrajhar district, killing 14 people. Superintendent of police of the district, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta told ET, "A group of persons came to a village and started indiscriminate firing". "Our operations are on to catch the killers", Sahay said.

Assam: Two Killed in Terror Attack By Suspected ULFA Militants

The reports said the militants had fired shots targeting the houses of two Hindi-speaking people. Four to five gunmen entered Philobari village and opened indiscriminate fire on the unsuspecting villagers, he said. Meanwhile, a police officer was killed and another injured in a scuffle that broke out among security men in Karbi Anglong district due to a firing incident on account of "mistaken identity", Assam police sources added.

Rio Olympics: Team GB Medal Tally Hits Four

Then on Friday August 19 he will go in the individual event, looking to improve the bronze medal he won at London 2012. Team GB's medal tally continued to rise in the 2016 Rio Olympics after Ed Ling blasted his way to a bronze medal in the men's trap shooting.

South Africa's Ruling ANC Loses Vote to DA in Capital Pretoria

Unemployment in South Africa now stands at over 26 percent, and declining global commodity prices have caused the nation further economic pain. And the Democratic Alliance which primarily drew support from White South Africans, won the most votes in Nelson Mandela Bay, a Black majority city.

Barack Obama sceptic over Russia's commitment to peace in Syria

He said the last two years of the US -led air and ground campaign have proved that the extremist group can be beaten in conventional military fights but that it has shown the ability to carry out damaging, small-scale attacks. Italy, just across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya, has said it's prepared to allow the use its bases or airspace to launch strikes against IS in Libya.

'Life Changes Quickly': Putin and Erdogan Are Friends Again

Russian Federation and Turkey took a big step toward normalizing relations on Tuesday , with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West.

Olympic officer shot in head after wrong turn into slum

The U.S. were the defending champions but only Allison Schmitt, who swam the leadoff leg in Rio, was in the race lineup from that London 2012 golden quartet. The women compete at 6:04 p.m. A police officer is recovering from a life-saving surgery after he and two others sent to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics were shot at after getting lost near a slum.

Clinton vows to stop TPP

Bernie Sanders who has been attacking the TPP as likely to cost millions of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday reassured her supporters that she would oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if elected president.

Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine's president seeks talks with Putin, Western leaders amid tensions

Russian Federation annexed the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014 following a hastily called referendum. "Those actions and statements by the Kremlin were made in order to discredit Ukraine, to stall the Minsk agreements and to escalate conflict in eastern Ukraine which was caused by the Russian aggression", Motuzyanyk added .

GST rollout deadline of April challenging: Raghuram Rajan

It was a first for Modi, who called the GST a "Great Step towards Transformation". The amendment passed the lower house on Monday, also unanimously. Experts said the tax could eventually help boost India's already strong economic growth by up to two percentage points.

Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea

The agency said two more groups tried to force their way into Crimea early Monday, supported by Ukrainian artillery and armor. MOSCOW-Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday discussed stepped-up security measures in Crimea, one day after he blamed Ukraine for the death of two Russian service members on the Black Sea peninsula.

Delta struggles through third day of computer problems

The airline has had to cancel over 1,700 flights since Monday, when a power outage at its base in Atlanta affected its global computer systems. Delta is offering $200 travel vouchers to customers whose flights have been delayed more than three hours or canceled through 12 p.m.

No Wonder Ankara's Mad: Failed Turkish Coup Costs Country Big

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's war of words with the West got personal on Tuesday when he told Italian judges investigating his son they should be pursuing the mafia instead . He added that on July 15, the country was on the verge of a disaster because of the failed attempt. The violent attempted overthrow by elements of Turkey's military, which fired on unarmed civilians, left more than 230 people dead.