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U.S. coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

James Foley was a freelance war correspondent before he was captured and held for almost two years. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati says all who wish to join his family in a celebration of life are "cordially invited". Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, spent a month teaching accounting at the foreign-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) before he was detained at Pyongyang International Airport in April 2017 while trying to leave the country. Read More »

Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria

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The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict, in which it has provided crucial support to embattled President Bashar Assad. Read More »

Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of biennial World Twenty20

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A Pakistan-based YouTube channel tZ's RandomVideos came up with a reply to video, "No issue le lo tissue". Undoubtedly, for most Pakistanis winning the Champions Trophy will never be half as good as beating India . India captain Kohli conceded Pakistan were worthy winners and, while he claimed to be proud of his players, his admission that the new champions played with more passion was a damning indictment. Read More »

When exactly is the first day of summer?

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Why does the solstice occur? The solstice happens twice annually due to the Earth's axis of rotation, and known as the summer and winter solstice. "During the summer solstice the Northern Hemisphere of Earth is tilted towards the sun resulting in increased sunlight and warmer temperatures". Read More »

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

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In addition to her work with the family fashion house, in 2007 she established the Carla Fendi Foundation, "with the aim of contributing to the preservation of cultural heritage and values from the past, and to guarantee their continuity and future growth, primarily in the art, literature, cinema, fashion, environment and social sectors", reads the organisation's website - philanthropic work which cemented her reputation as one of the fashion industry's most prominent and admired figures. Read More »

Champions Trophy triumph is a massive boost for Pakistan cricket, says Arthur

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When we arrived here, we just played like we have nothing to lose. It's described as one of the greatest rivalries in any sport, a match that stops the nations , but few expected the latest clash to end like this. "But the thing about that loss to India was we knew that was an aberration". "That was an aberration". "We want to be a little more consistent as a team but we've got a group of players here who are fantastic". Read More »

Ronaldo won't quit Real, says Real boss

Reflecting on the rumours surrounding all three men, Perez told El Transistor : "James is a Real Madrid player - we are delighted with him and haven't received any offers". The barriers saw off potential challengers in the last election in 2013 and no candidate has emerged in the 10-day period since the electoral process began on June 8, leaving construction magnate Perez, who turned 70 this year, a free run to his third successive mandate and fifth overall. Read More »

Trump's Cuba policy has some support but less popular than Obama's

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Marriott, which acquired Starwood past year to become the world's largest hotel company, received USA treasury approval to do business in Cuba in 2016. He asked the president to "consider the ramifications for many ordinary Cubans who have taken advantage of new opportunities to support their families" as the regulations are drafted, and recalled how Pope Francis helped the two nations "to come together in dialogue". Read More »

'I want to see a white doctor'

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A woman in Canada has gone viral after she was caught on video demanding to see a "White doctor" who "doesn't have brown teeth" and "speaks English" at an urgent care clinic on Sunday . "Seeing it so openly without any fear and in front of so many people, without even fearing that someone can report her, it was really shocking", he told CTV News Toronto on Monday. Read More »

Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

Voters in Georgia will decide the most expensive United States congressional race ever Tuesday, a $60-million political brawl where a Democratic novice could score an upset in a conservative stronghold and strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency. Read More »

US Crashes Out of Supercomputing Top 3

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The Department of Energy just awarded over $250 million in grants to a number of companies to help develop next-generation supercomputer tech, so perhaps the US can reclaim those top spots in the next few years. Switzerland's Piz Daint system, which is installed at the country's national supercomputer centre boosted its performance from 9.8 petaflops to 19.6 which meant it surpassed the 17.6 petaflop capacity of the DoE machine, found at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Read More »

Pregnant woman shot dead by officers after police say she brandished knife

At first, the officers talk to her about a reportedly stolen Xbox, but the situation escalates and one officer says, " We need help ". 'Both officers fired their duty weapons, striking the woman '. Late Sunday, around a hundred people gathered for a vigil in Lyles' honor in which they spelled her name out with candles. Her family said she didn't belong there, but no one would listen. Read More »

After beating Pakistan, confident India eye Netherlands scalp in semis

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It was their highest margin of victory against their arch-rivals. Even after the match many hockey lovers from across the world congratulated us, including Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and politicians who wished us on social media. 1725 hrs IST: Netherlands and India have run through the group stage of the Hockey World League Semi-Finals like hot knife through butter. India had also won their match 3-2 in 2014 Champions Trophy against the Dutch . Read More »

Recharge Smartphone, Transfer Funds Via Hike Wallet

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The Hike Wallet has been powered by Yes Bank and will allow free and instant bank-to-bank money transfer via the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), besides free and instant money transfer via the wallet. and Foxconn Technology Group , now lets its 100 million-plus users move cash between banks and to other people through the country's Unified Payments Interface gateway. Read More »

Rallies against Sharia Law draw counter-protests in KC, across the US

Seattle police are prepared for two protests downtown on Saturday. "What does Anti-Sharia even mean?" "Christians, the Catholic Church went through the modernization, the Jewish went through modernization". Counter-protesters in Syracuse responded by shouting "Shame!" On the other side of the country, several dozen "anti-sharia" protesters gathered at Seattle's City Hall, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

What makes the Pak-India Champions Trophy final historic?

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The top order of Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma , and captain Virat Kohli came to the final having combined for 874 runs, more than 80 percent of the team's tally in the tournament. Sarfraz also won the Player of the Match award in the match against Sri Lanka when Pakistan , chasing 237 runs for victory, had slipped from 74 for one to 162 for seven. Read More »

Arthur hails 'remarkable' Pakistan turnaround after Champions Trophy triumph

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In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs. We wanted to be a lot more consistent. Pakistani cricket fans cheer as they watch on screen the Champions Trophy final between Pakistan and India , on June 18, 2017. "We've got two years until 2019 [World Cup] now, we've got the monkey off our back in terms of qualifying, we've got enough points now that we'll not have to go through the qualifying stages, which for us was really important". Read More »

Trump Encourages Voters To Back Handel On Day Before Special Election

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AJC reports that Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel have each strongly condemned the ad and its use of footage from the shooting's aftermath. With spending surpassing $40 million last week, the contest has become the most expensive House race in US history. Both spent the weekend rallying voters to get out and vote. Read More »

Iran lawmakers briefed on Tehran attacks

He seemed to be pointing at comments last month by the Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman that any struggle for influence between Riyadh and Tehran would take place "inside Iran , not in Saudi Arabia". Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed what he called the "repugnant White House statement". The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. Read More »

Yoga Could Help Heal Chronic Back Pain

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One person who might agree is 74-year-old Judith Zaborowski, who took up yoga more than 10 years ago to help with her aching back. "Yoga makes me think about my back and how I'm standing and if I'm standing properly, then I can function better". Read More »

Family of suspect in attack on London Muslims say they are devastated

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We're not talking a new Holocaust, even though we should remember that it wasn't that long ago that the genocide of Bosnian Muslims took place. "Citizens agitated in Finsbury Park - "where is the BBC? ". Imam Mohammed Mahmoud was hailed for his efforts to prevent a mob attack and calm the situation before police arrived in shielding the suspected terrorist from the fury of onlookers. Read More »