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Pakistan lawyers strike as dazed city mourns bomb victims

Earlier this year, the son of the supreme chief justice of Sindh High Court was kidnapped, and a suicide bomb attack outside a courtroom in Pakistan's north-east killed 11 people in March. The project has been hit by numerous separatist attacks in the past but China has said it is confident the Pakistani military is in control. Hours after the JuA announcement, ISIS also claimed the attack in Quetta , the capital of Balochistan province.

Ramos bids to restore friendly ties between China and the Philippines

China claims nearly the entire South China Sea, through which more than US$5 trillion of trade moves annually. Other countries with claims in the South China Sea include Vietnam and Malaysia. In addition to the rapid construction of hangars, unidentified hexagonal structures are quickly being built at four locations on each islet, always oriented toward the sea.

Hidilyn Diaz becomes Philippines' first female Olympic medallist

Eight sports will be awarding 14 gold medals Monday at the Rio Olympics in events ranging from artistic gymnastics to diving, fencing, judo, rugby sevens, shooting, swimming and weightlifting. But Mr. Abrenica said he noticed something from the 25-year old, who became the first woman from the Philippines ever to win an Olympic medal. In the men's 200 meter freestyle.

Clinton opens up 10-point lead over Trump

About 76 percent of Trump supporters say they have recently had a conversation about the election with someone else who supports Trump , and only 37 percent have had the same discussion with a Clinton supporter. Comella is not the only Republican to disavow Donald Trump on Tuesday. In a case of dueling endorsements, Trump refused to back Paul Ryan in his primary race saying, "I'm not quite there yet".

Australia, Germany Suspend World Vision Aid Over Hamas Funding Accusations

Robert Piper called in a statement on Monday for a prompt and fair trial for the USA -based World Vision charity's Gaza director Mohammed el-Halabi, who was arrested by Israeli forces in June. The statement goes on to allege Halabi "established and promoted humanitarian projects and fictitious agricultural associations that acted as cover for the transfer of monies to Hamas".

Treason: Iranian scientist executed?

He says Mr. Amiri "provided the enemy with vital information of the country". The Iranian judiciary spokesman said: "This person, who had access to the country's secret and classified information, was linked to our hostile and number one enemy, America - the Great Satan".

Russian Paralympic athletes banned from Rio

A new investigation was began after the report by the independent committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA ) under the leadership of Richard McLaren. As far as the Olympic Games in Rio, 118 competitors of the 389-strong Russian team have been banned, due to the doping scandal . The 2014 Sochi Paralympics is one example in which the country was found to be guilty of doping.

Japan marks Hiroshima bombing anniversary

Obama became the first sitting US president to pay tribute to those killed by the first atomic bomb used in combat, dropped by the U.S.to force Japan's capitulation in World War II. By the end of the year, the combined death toll reached 220,000 and thousands more would die from injuries and radiation in the following years. A second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki on August 9.

State BJP chief Vijay Rupani to be next Gujarat Chief Minister

Rupani was considered the most non-controversial prospect as her successor, and enjoys wide acceptance among party cadre. However, incumbent chief minister Anandiben Patel was absent. On a question about why the change in strategy, union minister Nitin Gadkari at a press conference said that the party followed a democratic process and Rupani's name had been unanimously decided.

#Day27: Pak Committed To Jointly Working With SAARC Nations, says Sharif

I will have to speak to the Ministry of External Affairs. Sharif was delivering his opening address at the SAARC Home Ministers meeting in Islamabad, where Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries are present. All member states, who have not ratified SAARC convention on Mutual Assistance on Criminal Matters, need to ratify the same, he said. Here are Rajnath Singh's top 10 quotes.

International Olympic Committee sets up 3-person panel to rule on Russian entries

Russian Federation is confident that most of its Olympic team will be able to compete in Rio de Janeiro , but its efforts to reinstate banned athletes are a mixed bag. They also want FINA's decision to be "set aside" and for the IOC to validate the entries submitted by the Russian Olympic Committee. The IOC invited the couple to Rio but also ruled that Stepanova could not take part in the Games despite her role in lifting the lid on the use of banned substances.

BoJ eases policy further in quest of 2% annual inflation

The BOJ said it would buy 6 trillion yen ($57 billion) worth of exchange-traded funds annually, up from ¥3.3 trillion previously. Also, the bank will maintain the minus 0.1% in negative interest rates, that was supported by a 7-2 margin by the BOJ's policy board members, for current accounts held by financial institutions in the BOJ, the bank will also keep buying an annual amount of commercial paper and corporate bonds at Y2.2 trillion and Y3.2 trillion respectively.

Rajya Sabha Passes GST Bill

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked lawmakers for the passage of the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha. "GST is also likely to make goods cheaper for consumers, increase competitiveness of Indian exports in global markets and boost India's GDP growth by 2 per cent", he said.

Packers prepare to play in Hall of Fame Game

FILE - In this August 3, 2010, file photo, the Brett Favre Pass street sign is seen in front of a large replica of the Lombardi Trophy in Green Bay , Wisc. NOTES: NFL officials met with the Packers to talk about rules changes and point of emphasis. Whether it was a feathery touch pass down one sideline or a spinning, one-handed grab along the other, the third-year pro was catching everything in sight from Rodgers.

China holds live-fire navy drills in East China Sea

The government , meanwhile, has advised fishermen to temporarily avoid the disputed areas of the West Philippine Sea, particularly in the Scarborough Shoal (Bajo de Masinloc), until the issue of fishing rights has been ironed out through bilateral talks with China.

Balloon Pilot was a St. Louis Native

The accident occurred about three years after 19 people, mostly Asian and European tourists, were killed in a hot air balloon crash in Luxor, Egypt . Sunday Rowan bought the balloon flight for her husband as a birthday gift past year and it had taken them a while to schedule it, Jones said. Sumwalt said balloons typically have "chase cars" that pick up riders after they land.

Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack

Saturday - three hours after failing to meet Duterte's deadline to match his truce declaration. Duterte, who won a May election, declared the truce with the communist rebels who have been fighting the government for almost 50 years in his first state of the nation address on Monday.

Half of Turkish generals fired

He was referring to Fethullah Gulen , a Muslim cleric Ankara accuses of being the mastermind behind the July 15 coup attempt, which left at least 290 people dead, including more than 100 "coup plotters". The U.S. has told Turkey to present evidence against Gulen and let the U.S. extradition process take its course. "The Berlin government should extradite them", Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu told Broadcaster CNN Turk on Thursday.

U.S. troops wounded in Afghan fighting

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan General John Nicholson has said the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan has direct links with the main terror group in Syria and Iraq. It comes days after a bomb attack in Kabul claimed by IS killed eighty people. Nicholson said the Americans were wounded by small arms fire and shrapnel during a clearing operation.

First home delivery of medical marijuana goes to Pasco County patient

Trulieve also said it would begin sales at its Tallahassee location in the next few days. Patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic seizures and chronic muscle spasms can order medical marijuana by contacting their physician, as long as both are listed in a state registry.

Hillary corrupts everything: The DNC story

In November, Hillary will need the enthusiasm and turnout from Bernie Sanders' supporters after crushing their voices through the DNC. No email could be found in the collection of emails released by WikiLeaks consisting of a response by Tobias to Weaver.

Comic-Con 2016: Warner Bros

The movie is scheduled for release in February next year. The trailer gives a glimpse of Wonder Woman in the battlefield, a glimpse of Themyscira , the island where Wonder Woman and Amazons like her live. In the trailer, Diana Prince is a one-woman army, facing down an entire military with just her shield, sword and glowing Lasso of Truth. 'Joining Gadot in the global cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen , Robin Wright , David Thewlis , Danny Huston , Elena ...

Truck bomb blast kills dozens in Syria

ISIS claimed responsibility and said in a statement that one of its members drove a truck rigged with explosives to reach the Kurdish administrative complex where defense, interior and military recruiting departments operated. The commander of the Kurdish security forces, Joan Ibrahim, vowed to avenge the "dirty" attack, which he said came in retaliation for the siege imposed by the SDF on Manbij.

Turkish lawmakers set to give Erdogan sweeping new powers

The Turkish parliament also met on Thursday to approve Erdogan's proposed three-month state of emergency after the president announced it a day earlier. "We will have a legal framework for it", he said. Western countries are anxious about instability and human rights in the country of 80 million, which plays an important part in the USA -led fight against Islamic State and in the European Union's efforts to stem the flow of refugees from Syria.

Warrants issued for 42 journalists, 13,000 detained

Turkey's president has accused the European Union of failing to honour its side of a deal to stop migrants entering Europe - and defended a possible reintroduction of the death penalty. Authorities have detained 13,000 people over the coup attempt, including 8,831 soldiers, the government says, and has promised a fair trial. Authorities have accused Gulen of orchestrating the attempted coup, which included warplanes targeting the parliament and rogue soldiers carrying out an apparent ...

Friend of Munich gunman arrested over attack

The shooting was carried out on the fifth anniversary of right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's attack on a youth camp in Norway that killed 77 people, and the shooter's home was found to contain literature about mass killings. Heimberger said there were "many more terabytes" of information to evaluate, and that the teenager's brother and parents were still not emotionally up to being interrogated by police.

Eric Holcomb replaces Mike Pence on Indiana gubernatorial ballot

The decision was made early Tuesday afternoon. A poll commissioned by Brooks shows Democrat John Gregg leading against any of the three leading candidates, though Republicans hold a narrow edge when voters are asked which party they prefer without a candidate's name attached.

Jeremy Corbyn can automatically run in leadership race - Labour Party

Ms Eagle said the fee was a "pretty good investment for the whole future of democracy". Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday won a crucial victory against rebels seeking to unseat him, after the party's executive committee ruled he would automatically be included on a leadership ballot.

Cambodia Blocks Attempt to Mention South China Sea in ASEAN Official Statement

It is the first time key players - including US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi - have met en masse since a UN-backed tribunal a fortnight ago rejected Beijing's claims to vast stretches of the sea. "Asean can only work by consensus and while we have had serious disagreements in the past what we have at least shared is a consensus on always having a consensus lest the organisation break up", he said.

Biden: 'Better angels' will prevail in divisive U.S. election

Joe Biden, Vice-President of the USA in Sydney. Police would not comment around details about Biden's visit. Turnbull noted that neither Australia nor the United States is a claimant to any of the reefs and other contested features in the South China Sea, which are disputed among the governments of China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei.