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Road to Yellowstone National Park entrance closed by fire

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The proclamation covers Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Yakima, Walla Walla and Whitman counties. The Boundary Fire, 192 acres, is 75 percent contained. It is not threatening any homes. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK , Wyo. The blaze in Grand Teton park made a 5-mile run on Monday, forcing closure of a 10-mile stretch of USA 89-191-287 that leads into Yellowstone's ... Read More »

Indian PM comes under pressure over Kashmir violence

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However Kugelman points out that the measures used by Indian security forces against protesters in Kashmir "seem to be out of proportion with reality on the ground" and, if the violence continues over the next few weeks, global media attention will intensify and may affect India's image. Read More »

Blast outside hotel in Thailand kills 1

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Most took place in the restive Muslim-dominated regions in the south of the country, which include Pattani. Although the area is not popular with tourists, the country has been on edge since a string of small but coordinated explosions earlier this month struck resort towns further north, heightening concerns that Thailand´s southern insurgency may have spread after years of stalled peace talks. Read More »

Despite Limited Internet Access, North Korea Introduces On-Demand TV

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The country has virtually no public internet infrastructure and only a few thousand government approved citizens have the use of a closed version of the internet that gives access to a limited number of state-sanctioned websites. Last week, South Korea announced that Thae Yong Ho, the North's deputy ambassador in London, had defected and arrived in the South with his family, in an embarrassing blow to the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Kirk: Obama 'Acting Like the Drug Dealer in Chief' Over Iran Payment

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Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who raised questions about the payment in January in the Post-Dispatch, is using the controversy in his fundraising appeals. Mark Kirk has deployed a racially loaded dog whistle against the president. "The American people deserve answers after once again being misled about the Iran nuclear agreement". Stay in the race. This, unfortunately, is not a new problem for Kirk. Read More »

In Prison, Ramen Is the New Currency

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At the prison he studied, ramen could be bought for 59 cents at the commissary but was worth much more in trade. "Prisoners are so unhappy with the quality and quantity of prison food that they receive that they have begun relying on ramen noodles .as a form of money in the underground economy", Gibson-Light said in a release from the American Sociological Association . Read More »

MSF evacuates staff from 6 Yemen hospitals after air strike

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes that hits a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Yemen, in Sanaa , Yemen, Tuesday, Aug. Monday's bombing of Abs hospital drew worldwide condemnation, prompting the coalition to announce an independent investigation into the attack. The coalition resumed airstrikes on Sanaa on August 9, nearly three days after negotiations in Kuwait were suspended, ... Read More »

A-level results: Churchill Academy celebrates 'outstanding' results

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Some 52 per cent of the passing grades were at A*, A and B, while 19 per cent of all grades were awarded at A* for outstanding performance. Students picked up their results from the school in Maidenbower Lane this morning (August 18) and many are now off to some of the country's top universities. Read More »

Wisconsin girl pleads insanity in Slender Man attack

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That development came about in Waukesha County court on Friday, August 19th, reports FOX6 . Geyser will be evaluated by two psychiatrists - both court-appointed. The victim was found along a road, bleeding from wounds that almost killed her. Leutner suffered 19 stab wounds, including one that doctors said narrowly missed a major artery near her heart. Read More »

Unstable attacker targets Jewish man with knife

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Attacks by Muslims have become so common in France that the state has placed armed guards at most Jewish schools and places of worship. Initial reports suggest the knifeman was suffering from psychological problems. It is home to a large community of Jews, with around 15,000 living in or near the city, accounting for around 5% of the population. An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is in moderate condition after being stabbed by a Muslim attacker in Northeastern France . Read More »

'One individual' was behind Thai attacks

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A Thai police spokesman said a total of 10 foreign tourists were wounded, including two Italians and one Austrian. Some of the bombs were reportedly concealed in flower beds and roadside plants. The attacks were not linked to worldwide terrorism but planned to create "chaos and confusion", coup leader and prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said. Read More »

Biden Fires Broadside At Trump In First Campaign Rally With Clinton

If Trump had been president, Biden says he would have urged his late son, Beau, not to serve in the military because Trump would not be a trustworthy leader. "The story of the Rodham's and the Biden's isn't unique". Donald Trump visits Wisconsin, while Mike Pence makes two stops in New Mexico. "And the American Dream is big enough for everyone to share in its promise", she said, saving her biggest words for her attacks on the GOP nominee. Read More »

Kennedy pitches Royals past Tigers 3-1

The left-hander has given just one earned run in each of his two starts since rejoining the Tigers' rotation but has walked six and struck out only four over 9 1/3 frames. Martinez made it 2-1 with a homer in the seventh - his second in two days and the 101st of his career. The Royals added an insurance run in the ninth on Lorenzo Cain's RBI single off Blaine Hardy. Read More »

Third French burqini ban after clashes in Corsica

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A group of men, reported to be of North African origin, clashed with locals. 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 . Read More »

Donald Trump looks to introduce political tests for immigrants

In one contrast, Trump said he will end US involvement in nation-building and focus on halting the spread of Islamic terrorism. On the diplomatic front, Trump plans to make a specific pledge to work with any country willing to make a commitment to help defeat "radical Islamic terrorism", a battle he will compare to the Cold War against the Soviet Union, the campaign said. Read More »

These are the Olympic athletes using Tinder in Rio

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Since the beginning of the Olympics in Rio , matches are up 129 percent and swipes are up 69 percent in the area around the Olympic village. That truckload of protection is also likely a precautionary measure following warnings of the Zika Virus , which can be sexually transmitted, spreading through the region. Read More »

Suspected ULFA militants kills two in Tinsukia

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Speaking to mediapersons at the Tinsukia Circuit House today, the ministers severely condemned the attack and said the government will take stern action against the militants. "We have specific inputs about their latest location and a joint search operation of police, Army and CRPF is on to nab them", said Mahanta. They have also complained that the police were aware of a probable attack by the militants in the area but did not deploy adequate forces. Read More »

United States declares Zika a public health emergency in Puerto Rico

Developing multiple types of Zika vaccines is important, Fauci said, because each works in a different way, and scientists don't know which one will prove to be the safest and most effective. Last week, the Times/Herald reported that $1.9 million had been spent by the state. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on mosquito-borne diseases . Read More »

From terrorising defences to terror suspect. Turkey issue arrest warrant for Sukur

Sukur, who was one of Turkey's most renowned footballers, has been accused of being a member of an "armed terrorist organization" and having links to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. His goal after just 11 seconds of play against South Korea in 2002 remains the fastest goal in World Cup history. Turkey accuses USA -based cleric Gulen of orchestrating the coup attempt. Read More »

Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian put to test in Broncos' preseason opener

He manned up, I thought, Thursday night against the Bears. The only positives were special teams I guess, but they were helped out by McManus missing some field goals. Well, that is, assuming his offensive line holds up. The Broncos' starters had little more than a cameo as reserves such as Vontarrius Dora had two sacks and Dekoda Watson had a sack for a safety. Read More »

12 people arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline demonstration

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A protest led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continued Friday with more arrests and an even stronger police presence along Highway 1806, about 1 mile north of the reservation boundary. Like the Standing Rock Sioux, these landowners are racing to beat the clock on construction. "Landowners are pretty much [down] to their last shot", John Murray, plaintiff and president of the Northwest Iowa Landowners' Association, told ThinkProgress . Read More »

Briefs | US seeks to ease Chinese anger over missile defense plans

OnJuly 25, the United States, Australia, and Japan held a Trilateral Strategic Dialogue and issued a statement expressing "their strong support for the rule of law and called on China and the Philippines to abide by the Arbitral Tribunal's Award of July 12 in the Philippines-China arbitration, which is final and legally binding on both parties". Read More »

Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned in Making A Murderer case

But today, a federal judge overturned his conviction, ordering that Brendan must be "released from custody unless, within 90 days of the date of this decision, the State initiates proceedings to retry him". Constitution. According to USA website WISN, the federal judge called Dassey's lawyer, Len Kachinsky, 's "misconduct" in defending Dassey "indefensible". Read More »

A bounce-back night for NBC in Olympics ratings

It'll be compelling television, to be sure - if you own a TV. One very good way is using the NBC Sports Live Extra app which offers over 4,000 hours of footage straight from the Rio Olympics 2016. The Seven Network is televising events from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on all three of its channels - 7, 7TWO, and 7mate. And, globally, the Internet itself has upped its game. Read More »

Ukraine puts troops along Crimean border on combat alert

The FSB accused Ukrainian special forces of planning to carry out terrorist attacks inside Crimea targeting critical infrastructure and said an FSB employee and a Russian soldier had been killed in clashes with Ukrainian forces. The Russian allegations follow an uptick in Russian military activity in northern Crimea and heavier fighting in eastern Ukraine , where Ukrainian government troops are battling pro-Russian separatists. Read More »

Arkansas Deputy Taken Off Life Support, 'Expected To Die'

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Cooper was shot and killed. Law enforcement have surrounded the home and the SWAT team was on scene. A map showing the location of the shootings in Sebastian County. KHBS, citing court records , reported that Jones was arrested in February on charges of gun possession after having been previously convicted of a felony, and of possession of Oxycodone. Read More »

Fugitive Turkish Navy admiral seeks asylum in the US

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Rear Admiral Mustafa Zeki Ugurlu is the subject of a detention order in Turkey and has been expelled from the armed forces, the Anadolu news agency reported. Turkey is building a "strong mechanism" with Russian Federation to try to find a solution in Syria and a delegation including foreign ministry, military and intelligence officials will go to Russian Federation on Wednesday for talks, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Read More »

Texas Links Infant's Death to Zika-Related Birth Defect

Last month, Texas reported its first case of microcephaly linked to Zika, also in Harris County. Zika can cause serious birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika during pregnancy. The CDC could not answer an inquiry sent by Patch about whether the Zika-related death of the infant is the first in the country. That's why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel notices urging pregnant women not to travel to Central and South America where ... Read More »

Green Party presidential candidate goes for Nebraska ballot

Before hitching his political horse to Stein's wagon, Baraka made a name for himself serving on boards for Amnesty International, coordinating the Black Left Unity Network's Committee on International Affairs, and serving as the executive director of the U.S. Read More »

Gujarat: Rupani meets Governor to stake claim, swearing-in tomorrow

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When Modi went to Delhi in 2014, Nitin Patel had offered to take charge as the chief minister but Anandiben Patel had pipped him to the post. She further mentioned that her resignation will also give time to the new leadership to prepare for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit scheduled to be held in January 2017. Read More »

Rajnath on reluctant Pakistan: 'Yeh padosi hai ki maanta nahin'

Rajnath Singh's visit to Islamabad was the first by an Indian minister to Pakistan after the January 2 attack on an Indian Air Force base at Pathankot, which India has blamed on Pakistani terrorists. "But it is true that the reporters from India were not allowed inside", the Home Minister said, as lawmakers shouted "shame" in a unison. He has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mobilize support of worldwide political leadership, the humanitarian organizations and civil society ... Read More »