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American university attack hits at heart of Afghan liberal learning +
Reuters | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:40 UTC

With its spacious, leafy campus, foreign professors and English-language MBAs, the American University in Kabul offers young Afghan students the kind of Western-style education unimaginable for most of their peers.

Donald Trump Stands by Hillary Clinton "Bigot" Claim to Anderson Cooper +
Hollywood Reporter | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:34 UTC

The CNN host pressed the GOP presidential candidate to clarify his words on 'Anderson Cooper 360' Thursday.

Stephen Colbert Asks Tim Kaine To Attack Donald Trump For Blasting Hillary Clinton As A Bigot +
Deadline Hollywood | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:25 UTC

Telling Democratic Veep candidate Tim Kaine that a running-mate is supposed to be a POTUS candidates’ “attack dog,” CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert told Kaine he was taking off his leash, so he could respond to Donald Trump calling Hi

BPD officers pay for care after dog shot protecting owner +
Fox 25 Boston | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:21 UTC

Trump, shifting back, now says no legal status for all 11 million illegal immigrants +
Washington Post | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:17 UTC

The GOP nominee's latest comment adds a new layer of confusion.

Hillary Clinton Tries to Drive Racial Wedge Between Trump and GOP +
NBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:13 UTC

In a much anticipated speech on the 'alt-right,' Clinton attempted to ensure moderate Republicans never feel comfortable supporting Donald Trump.

Hinsdale Couple Gets Judges OK To Keep Lady Justice Statue On Lawn +
CBS Chicago | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:12 UTC

For nearly two years, Curtis Kmiecek and Dana Kurtz been in a legal battle with the village over a sculpture in front of Kurtz's law firm.

Photoshop Contest: What Is Obama Actually Watching in VR? +
Gizmodo | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:12 UTC

According to the caption on this White House photo, President Obama is watching a virtual reality film captured during his trip to Yosemite National Park earlier this year. But we all know that photo captions lie. So, whats he actually watching?

Trump 'Charm' Offensive Will Not Work With Women +
RealClearPolitics | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:11 UTC

"You know, it really doesn't matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass," Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine. The Republican presidential nominee has made many far less gentlema

Why NJ troopers went to wrong home, shot a 76-year-old +
Philadelphia Inquirer | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:11 UTC

A series of miscommunications among dispatchers on a 911 call may have caused New Jersey state troopers to erroneously respond to a rural South Jersey home, where one shot a 76-year-old man who feared the troopers were intruders.

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Proposal closes door to couples looking to Indian moms for babies +
CBS News | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:36 UTC

Legislation aims to shut down thriving multimillion-dollar business in India

Eleven children killed in Aleppo barrel bomb attack +
Deutsche Welle | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:27 UTC

Eleven children have died after barrel bombs were dropped into a crowded residential area in a rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo in Syria. Activists blame forces supporting the regime of President Bashar al Assad.

Son donates liver to save his dad +
CNN | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:17 UTC

Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes' son returned the favor.

Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery +
CBS 8 | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:03 UTC

Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250 +
CBS 8 | Thu Aug 25, 2016 22:50 UTC

As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings ca

As aftershock hits, residents vow to remain hopeful 'right to the end' +
CBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 22:43 UTC

A magnitude 4.3 aftershock in Amatrice Thursday sent frightened people running for open ground and prompted panicked residents to yell angrily at anyone standing close to a building that didn't look stable, the CBC's Margaret Evans reports.

N.Y. Assembly Speaker's Conviction Could Be in Doubt +
NBC News | Thu Aug 25, 2016 22:43 UTC

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on what constitutes as

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Proposal closes door to couples looking to Indian moms for babies +
CBS News | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:36 UTC

Legislation aims to shut down thriving multimillion-dollar business in India

Israel Rejects Immunity for Indicted UN Engineer in Gaza +
ABC News (US) | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:22 UTC

Israel is rejecting a United Nations request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the U.N. in the Gaza Strip and is accused of assisting the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Na

Jury makes ruling on role of GM ignition switch in deadly Texas crash +
CBS News | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:21 UTC

Texas jury found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another

Celebrating the National Park Service's 100th anniversary +
CBS News | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:19 UTC

For 100 years, the National Park Service has highlighted and protected some of America's most precious treasures

Son donates liver to save his dad +
CNN | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:17 UTC

Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes' son returned the favor.

Corbyn Ally Suggests Labours Top Donor Shouldnt Vote in Race +
Bloomberg | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:16 UTC

The U.K. Labour Partys biggest donor, David Sainsbury, shouldnt be allowed to vote in the leadership competition because he also gave money to the Liberal Democrats, suggested John McDonnell, the partys voice on the economy and a key ally of its beleaguer

West Virginia AG Staffer Quits After Racist Video Surfaces +
ABC News (US) | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:15 UTC

An employee with the West Virginia attorney general's office has resigned on day a published report identified her in a video in which she is seen reciting racist views

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Hillary Clinton Tries to Drive Racial Wedge Between Trump and GOP +
NBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:13 UTC

In a much anticipated speech on the 'alt-right,' Clinton attempted to ensure moderate Republicans never feel comfortable supporting Donald Trump.

Trump 'Charm' Offensive Will Not Work With Women +
RealClearPolitics | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:11 UTC

"You know, it really doesn't matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass," Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine. The Republican presidential nominee has made many far less gentlema

False Feelings of Insecurity +
RealClearPolitics | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:06 UTC

Anxiety must be strangely addictive, because Americans can't seem to get enough of it. We enjoy a measure of national security and personal safety that is the envy of people around the world -- from Ukraine to Syria to Nigeria. But many of us manage to fe

Trump Speaks, Media Translates +
RealClearPolitics | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:03 UTC

"Do you ever get tired of defending Donald Trump?" a critic asked. It isn't that Donald Trump does not say things that are cringe-worthy. It's that his opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton, says and does things even more cringe-worthy. So forgive those who fe

Shooting Range Sued After 9 Year Old Kills Instructor With An Uzi +
The Daily Caller | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:02 UTC

The family of a shooting range instructor killed by a 9-year-old girl with a Uzi has brought a wrongful death claim against the business.

Member of Texas Electoral College threatens not to cast vote for Trump +
The Hill | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:02 UTC

Illinois ObamaCare rates skyrocketing 43-55% for 2017 +
HotAir | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:01 UTC

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Winning The Pajama Game +
Hollywood Reporter | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:37 UTC

Sant and Abel created super chic Martinique-print pj's exclusively for The Beverly Hills Hotel

Fox Shake-Up: Jim Gianopulos Plots Next Move as Suitors Come Calling Sources say the ousted studio exec is on the radar to run Paramount if there's a regime change, while he's already being courted by +
Hollywood Reporter | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:36 UTC

Sources say the ousted studio exec is on the radar to run Paramount if there's a regime change, while he's already being courted by Chinese and other international financiers interested in a partnership.

Donald Trump Stands by Hillary Clinton "Bigot" Claim to Anderson Cooper +
Hollywood Reporter | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:34 UTC

The CNN host pressed the GOP presidential candidate to clarify his words on 'Anderson Cooper 360' Thursday.

Academy President on 'Birth of a Nation' Backlash: "People Need to See the Movie" "I know just by the conversation that has gone on at Sundance that it's clearly a movie that filmgoers should go and s +
Hollywood Reporter | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:33 UTC

Germany's RTL Group Turns Drama, Digital Business into Record First Half +
Hollywood Reporter | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:31 UTC

RTL's FremantleMedia, best known for reality TV shows, is pushing heavily into scripted series with fantasy epic 'American Gods.'

Ryan Lochte Charged With Filing False Police Report +
Hollywood Reporter | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:29 UTC

Brazilian police have officially charged the Olympic swimmer on Thursday over the incident in Rio de Janeiro.

EXCLUSIVE: Linda Thompson Opens Up About Her Relationship With Elvis Presley: 'He Was a Very Territorial Man' +
Entertainment Tonight | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:28 UTC

Thompson opened up to ET about her whirlwind romances with Elvis, Caitlyn Jenner and David Foster.

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Science

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Planet Found in Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star +
Astrobiology Magazine | Thu Aug 25, 2016 22:19 UTC

Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri.

Rock Lee Should Be Your Favorite 'Naruto' Character By Far +
Inverse | Thu Aug 25, 2016 21:50 UTC

He's the closest thing to a super saiyan we have.

5 Things Kanye Will Do With His Free Reign At The VMAs +
Inverse | Thu Aug 25, 2016 21:48 UTC

We have the answers, Sway!

'Rick And Morty's Justin Roiland Announces Squanchtendo VR +
Inverse | Thu Aug 25, 2016 21:33 UTC

Hungry for virtual reality gaming from Justin Roiland? Hungry for apples?

Kevin Bacon's New 'Tremors' Will Ignore all Previous Sequels +
Inverse | Thu Aug 25, 2016 20:23 UTC

Corporate Sponsors at Yosemite? The Case Against Privatizing National Parks +
Scientific American | Thu Aug 25, 2016 20:10 UTC

As parks turn 100, rangers warn of pressures that have pushed state parks to add hotels, golf courses and ski resorts

Drones Get a Bad Rap +
Inverse | Thu Aug 25, 2016 20:09 UTC

Drones have an image problem and that's keeping them from saving lives.

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Technology

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With Xbox Fitness set for shutdown, Microsoft issues refunds for related purchases +
Digital Trends | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:21 UTC

Users on online gaming forum NeoGAF are reporting that Xbox is sending out emails with refunds for Xbox Fitness purchases. The service is set to shut down later this year. The post With Xbox Fitness set for shutdown, Microsoft issues refunds for related p

Snapchat brings live score filters to high school football +
Engadget | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:21 UTC

For its next geofilter trick, Snapchat is partnering with fellow Southern California startup ScoreStream to bring live scores from more than 5,000 weekly high school football games into your Snaps and Stories. As Mashable reports today, the scoreboar...

Hardcore Hardware: The CyberPower Pro Streaming I300 is made for Twitch stardom +
PCWorld | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:17 UTC

The CyberPower Pro Streaming I300 is the PC you buy when you finally commit to your new career as a Twitch star. And because Twitch stars can never, ever stop streaming, one PC isnt enough. You need two: one for gameplay, one for Twitch.The bottom PC is w

Photoshop Contest: What Is Obama Actually Watching in VR? +
Gizmodo | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:12 UTC

According to the caption on this White House photo, President Obama is watching a virtual reality film captured during his trip to Yosemite National Park earlier this year. But we all know that photo captions lie. So, whats he actually watching?

Team Prenda Done Fighting Judge Otis Wright +
Techdirt | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:05 UTC

Well, one of the big Prenda cases may finally be over. As you may recall, the first truly scathing legal ruling against Team Prenda came a little over three years ago when Judge Otis Wright basically lit Team Prenda on fire. If you haven't read that whole

The Mystery Behind the Globs of Epoxy +
Hackaday | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:01 UTC

WhenSparkfun visited the factory that makes their multimeters and photographed a mysterious industrial process.We all know that the little black globs on electronics has a semiconductor of some ...

Dropbox is resetting passwords for accounts that havent changed them since mid-2012 +
TechCrunch | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:00 UTC

Dropbox is requiring users that have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 to reset their passwords this afternoon. The action appears to be related to..

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ANC slammed, Gordhan supported at Stofile funeral +
SABC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:40 UTC
The funeral service of Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile on Thursday became the platform for serious ANC reflection and assessment and messages of support for the Finance....

Proposal closes door to couples looking to Indian moms for babies +
CBS News | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:36 UTC
Legislation aims to shut down thriving multimillion-dollar business in India....

Hurricanes may influence spread of the Zika virus +
KTRK-TV ABC Houston | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:34 UTC
Experts are concerned about a tropical storm's possible influence on the spread of the Zika virus. ....

Asia markets look flat, with traders on the sidelines ahead of Yellen speech +
CNBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:31 UTC
Asia markets are set to open flat, after most local markets remained near-unchanged this week ahead of a speech by the Fed chair.....

Brazilian police have charged swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report (Aug 25, 2016) +
FOX Sports | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:29 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazilian police have charged swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report.....

Stenson withdraws with pain in his knee (Aug 25, 2016) +
FOX Sports | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:28 UTC
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) British Open champion Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from The Barclays with pain his right knee.....

EXCLUSIVE: Linda Thompson Opens Up About Her Relationship With Elvis Presley: 'He Was a Very Territorial Man' +
Entertainment Tonight | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:28 UTC
Thompson opened up to ET about her whirlwind romances with Elvis, Caitlyn Jenner and David Foster. ....

Do Peoples Loud, Annoying Habits Drive You Nuts? +
KTVT CBS Dallas | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:27 UTC
A new video featuring NFL superstar brothers Peyton and Eli Manning is gaining popularity for Peytons reaction to his brothers crunching while snacking.....

Vikings announce new stadium sells out for inaugural season (Aug 25, 2016) +
FOX Sports | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:27 UTC
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have sold out their new stadium for the inaugural season.....

Evening Weather Update 08/25/16 +
WFAA ABC Dallas | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:27 UTC
Evening Weather Update 08/25/16....

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Many teens 'vaping' for flavor, not nicotine +
UPI | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:35 UTC
HealthDay News Why are American teens tempted to try an e-cigarette? A new study suggests most are interested in the vaping product's flavoring, not nicotine.....

Whatsapp says it will start sharing user info with Facebook +
UPI | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:34 UTC
Doug G. WareMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Two years after it was acquired by Facebook, mobile messaging Whatsapp said Thursday it will begin to share some....

Turkey shells Kurdish militia in northern Syria: Turkish state media +
AFP | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:24 UTC
Turkish artillery on Thursday shelled targets of the militia of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria after they advanced in violation of an ac....

Vikings roster spot rarely secure, Sherels aims for 7th year +
AP | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:09 UTC
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Here he is again, Marcus Sherels, beginning his seventh season in the NFL without assurance of a roster spot with the Minnesota Vikings. S....

RPT-Energy company problems expose cracks in Singapore bond market +
Reuters | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:00 UTC
The collapse of an oilservices company and the deterioration in the finances of someother energy firms have exposed structural cracks in theSingapore dollar corpora....

Japan housing market rare bright spot amid stalling growth +
Reuters | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:00 UTC
Japan's housing market is likelyto moderate after investment grew at its fastest in five yearsin April-June, but the benefits to consumer spending andemployment....

US government, lawyers want voter ID ruling enforced +
AP | Thu Aug 25, 2016 22:56 UTC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The federal government and others who sued to overturn North Carolina's voter identification law told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday tha....

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Splunk, Inc. Gains Steam in the Cloud, Boosts Full-Year Guidance +
Fool.com | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:31 UTC
The operational-intelligence software company just beat expectations for the seventh straight quarter.....

Asia markets look flat, with traders on the sidelines ahead of Yellen speech +
CNBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:31 UTC
Asia markets are set to open flat, after most local markets remained near-unchanged this week ahead of a speech by the Fed chair.....

Cramer Remix: Dissecting the Fed is a waste of time it's often wrong +
CNBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:25 UTC
Jim Cramer explained why he chooses not to speculate the Fed when he makes the next investment for his charitable trust. ....

Long Live the Long-Range Standoff Nuke +
Wall Street Journal | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:20 UTC
The National Institute for Public Policys Matthew R. Costlow writes that President Obama should think twice before unilaterally giving up the Long-Range Standoff we....

Ben-Hurs Watered-Down Christianity +
Wall Street Journal | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:16 UTC
Charlotte Allen writes that the new version of Ben-Hur offers too many easy answers for Christians: Who needs Jesus Christ when youve got a well-costumed Morgan Fre....

Of Palaces and Penthouses +
Wall Street Journal | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:15 UTC
Dan Hofstadter reviews Luxury: A Rich History by Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello.....

Cramer: Mylan's EpiPen represents a big glitch in the system +
CNBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:11 UTC
Jim Cramer says executive embarrassment and presidential candidate tweets wont solve the EpiPen problem, competition is needed.....

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US Newspapers: National

Israel Rejects Immunity for Indicted UN Engineer in Gaza +
NY Times | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:32 UTC
Israel is rejecting a United Nations request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the U.N. in the Gaza Strip and is accused of assistin....

Illinois redistricting referendum wont appear on ballot +
Washington Post | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:21 UTC
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, makin....

Volunteers from Illinois boost Red Cross relief efforts in Louisiana +
Chicago Tribune | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:21 UTC
When Fran and Frank Cornwell first arrived in Hammond, La., last week, they had a truck full of food to deliver to flood victims but no set route. So the retired co....

Long Live the Long-Range Standoff Nuke +
Wall Street Journal | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:20 UTC
The National Institute for Public Policys Matthew R. Costlow writes that President Obama should think twice before unilaterally giving up the Long-Range Standoff we....

Trump, shifting back, now says no legal status for all 11 million illegal immigrants +
Washington Post | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:17 UTC
The GOP nominee's latest comment adds a new layer of confusion.....

West Virginia AG staffer quits after racist video surfaces +
Washington Post | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:17 UTC
An employee with the West Virginia attorney generals office has resigned on the day a published report identified her in a video in which she is seen reciting racis....

Ben-Hurs Watered-Down Christianity +
Wall Street Journal | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:16 UTC
Charlotte Allen writes that the new version of Ben-Hur offers too many easy answers for Christians: Who needs Jesus Christ when youve got a well-costumed Morgan Fre....

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US Local Markets

High rents are driving millennials to buy their own homes +
Business Insider
Nearly half of first-time buyers were driven to the housing market because of high rent....

Winning The Pajama Game +
Hollywood Reporter
Sant and Abel created super chic Martinique-print pj's exclusively for The Beverly Hills Hotel....

Fox Shake-Up: Jim Gianopulos Plots Next Move as Suitors Come Calling Sources say the ousted studio exec is on the radar to run Paramount if there's a regime change, while he's already being courted by +
Hollywood Reporter
Sources say the ousted studio exec is on the radar to run Paramount if there's a regime change, while he's already being courted by Chinese and other intern....

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dead Mussels Wash Up On Long Island +
CBS New York
Mussels are making a mess on Long Island as hundreds of thousands of them washed up on the beach.....

Hurricanes may influence spread of the Zika virus +
KTRK-TV ABC Houston
Experts are concerned about a tropical storm's possible influence on the spread of the Zika virus. ....

Donald Trump Stands by Hillary Clinton "Bigot" Claim to Anderson Cooper +
Hollywood Reporter
The CNN host pressed the GOP presidential candidate to clarify his words on 'Anderson Cooper 360' Thursday.....

Academy President on 'Birth of a Nation' Backlash: "People Need to See the Movie" "I know just by the conversation that has gone on at Sundance that it's clearly a movie that filmgoers should go and s +
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Canada

Airbnb offering $250 for new hosts in rental-squeezed Vancouver +
Vancouver Sun | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:22 UTC
The online short-term rental company has come under fire from the city for potentially impacting an already tight rental market.....

Rio police charge Ryan Lochte with false report of robbery +
CTV News | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:21 UTC
Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.....

Video: Back to Life Surviving critical illness +
Vancouver Sun | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:16 UTC
Conversations That Matter features Kathy McLaughlin, author of Back to Life. McLaughlin discusses her experience of survival after being critically ill and near dea....

One person shot in Lasalle, condition unknown +
Montreal Gazette | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:15 UTC
Montreal police say one person has been rushed to the hospital after a shooting in Lasalle Thursday evening.....

Dozens of Vancouver overdoses, as 24-hour supervised site opens +
CBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:13 UTC
Dozens of overdoses were reported in Vancouver Wednesday, as Insite opened its doors 24 hours a day to try to stem the tide of drug deaths.....

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Africa

Hawks condemned by civil rights groups for actions against Gordhan +
SABC
Civil rights movements strongly condemned the Hawks action against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, calling it politically motivated.....

Durban learner wins international essay competition +
SABC
A teenager from Durban Girl's College, Inessa Rajah, has scooped an international award by winning the 2016 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition.....

North West ANCYL backs call for early elective conference +
SABC
The African National Congress Youth League in the North West has expressed its support for the national league's call for an early conference of the ANC.....

State to appeal Pistorius six year sentence +
SABC
The State will appeal Oscar Pistorius' six year prison sentence in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday.....

Sotheby CEO's lawyers says arrest was unlawful +
SABC
The state says some of the outstanding evidence may change its submissions regarding the schedule of the offence.....

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Europe

High Cliff Jump Goes Extremely Wrong +
Sputnik International | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:27 UTC
This guy jumped from an extremely high cliff into the water. But his bravery wasnt rewarded with a soft landing.....

Turkey shells Kurdish militia in northern Syria: Turkish state media +
AFP | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:24 UTC
Turkish artillery on Thursday shelled targets of the militia of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria after they advanced in violation of an ac....

Tragedy as two people die after car plunged into Hooe Lake in Plymouth | UK | News | Daily Express +
Express | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:21 UTC
TWO people died today after their car left a road and plunged into a lake.....

Rio Cops Charge Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte in False Crime Report Scandal +
Sputnik International | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:11 UTC
US Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte was charged on Thursday with making a false statement to police, over his claims that he was robbed at gunpoint after part....

Steven Seagal visits Belarusian president, receives carrot & watermelons (VIDEO) +
RT.com | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:09 UTC
During a visit to Belarus by Steven Seagal, President Alexander Lukashenko gave the Hollywood action hero a carrot and two watermelons as a welcoming gift, among a ....

Somalia attack: Al Shabaab militants raid beach restaurant in Mogadishu after setting off car bomb +
The Independent | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:09 UTC
Al Shabaab militants attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, with gunmen raiding the building after setting off a car bomb, police and the....

Lockheed Martin to Provide UAE With Parts For THAAD System +
Sputnik International | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:07 UTC
Lockheed Martin has received a contract worth more than seven million dollars to supply the United Arab Emirates with ground components for THAAD system.....

Police officer criticised for taking a 'selfie' during M5 tailback +
The Telegraph | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:07 UTC

BHS: Inside a 'ghost store' in Edinburgh +
BBC | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:06 UTC
BBC News takes a look around a former BHS flagship store on Edinburgh's Princes Street, empty now that the chain has ceased trading.....

University of Chicago rejects 'safe spaces' and 'trigger warnings' in letter to students +
The Telegraph | Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:05 UTC

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Middle East

Colombia announces historic peace deal +
Gulf Times
Colombias government and the Farc rebels have reached a historic peace agreement to end their half-century civil war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives.....

Vested interests trying to upset peace in Tripura: CM +
Gulf Times
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said yesterday that people with vested interests were through rumours and social networking sites trying to whip up ethnic tensi....

Protesters, pyramids defy SC at festival +
Gulf Times
Several organisations in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai yesterday celebrated Krishna Janmashtami, flouting the Supreme Court order on Dahi Handi height and expressin....

Burundi commission says people want presidential term limits gone +
Gulf Times
Burundi could scrap presidential term limits from its constitution after a commission set up to hear public views on governance said most citizens wanted no curbs o....

Gabons old guard hoping to unseat Bongo dynasty scion +
Gulf Times
The increasingly disgruntled people of Gabon go to the polls tomorrow in a presidential election in which a last-minute opposition pact has robbed incumbent Ali Bon....

Zuma backs Gordhan but cant stop probe +
Gulf Times
South African President Jacob Zuma said yesterday that he backs Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan but cannot intervene in a police investigation over a suspected spy ....

U.S. Navy ship fires at Iranian ship in the Persian Gulf +
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East Asia

More spots open up for Hong Kong-Japan working holiday scheme +
South China Morning Post
A popular working holiday exchange scheme between Hong Kong and Japan will be expanded, with spots for six times more young people.....

Bumps in the road? Rise of the e-scooters poses legal challenge in Singapore +
South China Morning Post
The sight of office workers in smart suits zipping around on electric-powered scooters has become increasingly common in Singapore in the past year as more people t....

Thrill ride or damp squib? Hong Kong water slide fails to impress on second day +
South China Morning Post
Low turnout, complaints of messy changing rooms and a rather slow slide have made the giant water park installed on the Central Harbourfront less than a roaring suc....

Thai farmers launch sting operation to stop wild elephants raiding their crops +
South China Morning Post
To stop wild elephants rampaging through their crops, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, burst firecrackers and even switched their crop from pineapples to....

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South Asia

Civil-military leadership finalising Karachi operation strategy +
Daily Times
ISLAMABAD: The federal government and military leadership is finalising the strategy regarding the Karachi operation. Some important developments will take place in....

CPEC to make Pakistan a regional manufacturing hub, says PM Nawaz +
Daily Times
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor would make Pakistan a regional manufacturing hub and a very attractive mark....

SC seeks detailed report on child abductions by Sept 16 +
Daily Times
LAHORE: A division bench of the Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Punjab advocate general (AG) to submit by September 16 a detailed report about recovery of kidna....

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South East Asia

PDI-P executives to discuss Ahok's candidacy with Megawati +
Jakarta Post
Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Eva Kusuma Sundari said Thursday the party's executive board would discuss mounting public rejection ....

Singaporeans honour Nathan at lying in state +
My Paper
SINGAPOREANS from all walks of life recounted fond memories of former president S R Nathan as they paid their last respects to him yesterday at Parliament House, wh....

Pertamina sees sluggish business amid persistently low oil prices +
Jakarta Post
State-owned energy giant Pertamina has suffered a decrease in both its gas trade and transportation business amid persistently low global oil prices.....

England tour of Bangladesh to go ahead after risk assessed +
Channel NewsAsia
England's five-week tour of Bangladesh will proceed as planned starting in late September, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday after con....

Lung cancer doctors eye Merck's Keytruda over Bristol's Opdivo +
Channel NewsAsia
Recent clinical trial results are likely to lead doctors to treat more patients who have a common form of lung cancer with a Merck drug at the expense of a Bristol-....

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Oceania

Gold nugget weighing 4kg found in Victoria +
ABC Australia | Thu Aug 25, 2016 05:17 UTC
A lucky prospector who found a gold nugget that could be worth up to $250,000 says he plans to buy a van and travel around Australia after his find.....

Pizzas are dropping from the sky: Domino’s to launch drone deliveries +
news.com.au | Thu Aug 25, 2016 05:11 UTC
PIZZAS will be falling from the skies within two months under a drone-delivery plan unveiled by Australian chain Dominos today. ....

Fisherman hooks critically endangered 5m sawfish +
9 News | Thu Aug 25, 2016 05:08 UTC
A Florida fisherman's excitement in catching what he thought would be his biggest haul ever soon turned to great responsibility after he realised it was a criti....

Italy quake: searches continue as death toll rises +
Radio New Zealand | Thu Aug 25, 2016 05:07 UTC
A powerful earthquake that hit mountain towns in central Italy has killed at least 160 people, the country's civil protection agency says.....

‘No evidence suggests extremism’ +
The Australian | Thu Aug 25, 2016 04:56 UTC
Queensland Police Minister Bill Byrne has slammed those seeking to exploit the stabbing death of backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung, after controversial senator-elect Pau....

Man who shot dog with arrow after child bitten avoids jail +
ABC Australia | Thu Aug 25, 2016 04:54 UTC
A man who shot his Rottweiler with an arrow to kill it after the animal bit his friend's child is given a suspended sentence for animal cruelty by an Adelaide court....

Drones help Bundaberg kids prepare for future careers +
ABC Australia | Thu Aug 25, 2016 04:50 UTC
Central Queensland University is teaming up with a Bundaberg primary school to give students their own experience of flying a drone.....

Robber given 10 years' jail for TAB heist +
ABC Australia | Thu Aug 25, 2016 04:48 UTC
A former TAB cashier who was threatened with a gun during a robbery, tells of years of suffering during the sentencing of a man who admitted to the 2001 heist in Ca....

Fremantle council cancels Australia Day fireworks display +
ABC Australia | Thu Aug 25, 2016 04:48 UTC
The City of Fremantle cancels its annual Australia Day fireworks from 2017 in order to do something more "culturally appropriate".....

Estranged husband sentenced to 15 years over hairdresser murder +
ABC Australia | Thu Aug 25, 2016 04:47 UTC
Mokhtar Hosseiniamraei is sentenced to a minimum of 15 years and nine months in jail for the murder of his estranged wife Leila Alavi in 2015.....

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