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Rosberg wins in Italy

A slow start by Lewis Hamilton gifted Nico Rosberg the race . But a woeful getaway saw the British driver fall to sixth by turn one, and while a one-stop strategy enabled him to leapfrog the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen to finish second, it was Rosberg who cruised to the chequered flag with Vettel completing the podium. [Full Article...]

Malaysia expects more Zika cases as virus spreads through Southeast Asia

As of August 26, HHS has obligated $264 million of the $374 million redirected for the domestic Zika response. Four major USA cities and one county will share $2.4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika virus-related birth defects, the agency said Friday. [Full Article...]

Senior doctors condemn junior doctors' plans for more strikes

Further strike action by Junior Doctors is planned for Monday 12 September to Friday 16 September, Wednesday 5 October to Tuesday 11 October (although the weekend will be covered), Monday 14 November to Friday 18 November and Monday 5 December to Friday 9 December. [Full Article...]

Mexico calls Trump wall plan 'outrageous' after visit

The Twitter fight comes as the Mexican president and GOP nominee gave contradictory accounts of their meeting Wednesday, ahead of an immigration speech in which Trump recommitted to mass deportation of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. [Full Article...]

North Korean Vice Premier Executed, South Korea Says

Seoul's record on reporting such developments is patchy. In February, Seoul said the North's military chief of staff had been executed, but he later resurfaced at a party rally in May. Sending Kim Yong Chol, a close aide, to a re-education camp signaled that even people in his inner circle can not be spared for perceived infractions. [Full Article...]

Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders

Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders Syrian state television said the air force had carried out "concentrated strikes" against what it described as terrorists in the area, saying tens of them had been killed. Hundreds of fighters and their families were bused out of Daraya last week, with other civilians transferred to government territory near Damascus for resettlement. [Full Article...]

Obama: US will join climate change deal

Obama and Xi, representing the world's two biggest carbon emitters, delivered documents to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "We need to take an innovative approach to climate change", he said in Hangzhou . "This moment should be seen as a starting point, not the finale, of global action on climate", said Greenpeace policy adviser Li Shuo. It sets a target to hold the global average rise in t... [Full Article...]

Gabon opposition says headquarters attacked by presidential guard

Gabon opposition says headquarters attacked by presidential guard Protesters set the National Assembly building in Libreville , Gabon , on fire after President Ali Bongo was declared the victor of last weekend's election. "And to send a strong signal of transparency", said Jean Marc Ayrault, French Foreign Minister. Ping said two persons were killed as shots were fired. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation claims killing Islamic State leader in Syria air strike

But to the north and east, a secondary conflict has played out as US -backed Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed rebels, who are also fighting each other, have squeezed IS's once expansive tracts along the Turkish border and Euphrates basin. [Full Article...]

Does Pia Wurtzbach support Steve Harvey as Miss Universe 2016 host?

Does Pia Wurtzbach support Steve Harvey as Miss Universe 2016 host? Television host Steve Harvey is apparently not welcome in the Philippines, as far as President Duterte is concerned. I am going to talk to the Miss Universe that he can not host so that is my problem. Metro Manila will be the venue for the main events while ancillary events will be held in Davao City, Cebu City, Iloilo City, and Vigan City. She said a group led by former Ilocos Sur Gov. [Full Article...]

UN Syria envoy to propose a new 'initiative'

As for the proposed 48-hour humanitarian pause to the fighting in the city of Aleppo, Mr.de Mistura and his humanitarian advisor, Jan Egeland, said that an agreement is yet to be reached, as negotiations are still under way, following the announcement of support by Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Uzbekistan's autocratic president to be buried

Mr Modi said, "Late President Karimov was highly regarded in India". Uzbekistan will bury President Islam Karimov Saturday, as his death plunges the Central Asian nation into the greatest period of uncertainty in its post-Soviet history with no clear successor to the iron-fisted ruler. [Full Article...]

Diego Costa complains about treatment from Spanish media

Chelsea forward Diego Costa has accused the Spanish press of discriminating against him for being Brazilian-born and insists the criticism would turn into praise if he played for Real Madrid or Barcelona. Costa has enjoyed a positive start to the campaign with Chelsea and that led new Spain boss Julen Lopetegui to include him in his debut as Spain coach. [Full Article...]

For Donald Trump, a day of political whiplash on immigration

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers an immigration policy speech during a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Wednesday, Aug. Nevertheless, while one of his immigration policies may have ever-so-slightly softened, Trump's tone did not. But Trump is playing a more subtle game on immigration than apoplectic liberals realise. [Full Article...]

Islam Karimov, President Who Dominated Uzbekistan for 25 Years, Dies at 78

He was raised in an orphanage before studying engineering and economics at university. He won UzbekistanĀ“s first elections after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and last March cruised to his fifth five-year term with over 90 percent of the vote. [Full Article...]

Deadly Explosion Hits Philippines' President's Home City

Deadly Explosion Hits Philippines' President's Home City The blast tore through a street market outside the high-end Marco Polo hotel, a frequent haunt of Duterte, who was in the southern city of Davao at the time but was not hurt. Davao is the biggest city in the southern Philippines, with a population of about two million people. TV footage showed plastic chairs strewn about at the scene of the blast, where witnesses said the bodies of some of the d... [Full Article...]

Authorities impose curfew in Kashmir

Authorities impose curfew in Kashmir Curfew was first imposed in the entire valley on July 9 in the violent aftermath of Burhan Wani, a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, being killed in an encounter in Kashmir s Anantnag district a day earlier. As clashes and violence continued in Kashmir on Thursday, authorities reimposed curfew at three places in the Valley, while the government chose to withhold the salaries of the employees who don't ... [Full Article...]

Colombia peace deal to be signed this month in Cartagena

Colombia peace deal to be signed this month in Cartagena In a statement released on Wednesday, the Vatican says Francis "reiterates his support for the goal of attaining the peace and reconciliation of the entire Colombian people, in light of human rights and Christian values, which are at the heart of Latin American culture". [Full Article...]

Ferrari Will Build One More LaFerrari, Auction It to Benefit Earthquake Victims

Ferrari Will Build One More LaFerrari, Auction It to Benefit Earthquake Victims Ferrari unveiled the LaFerrari in 2013 and people were impressed by what the Italian sports auto manufacturer had created. More than 4,000 people do not have a home to return to, and rescue crews continue their efforts. Ferrari will sell the 500th LaFerrari during an auction, with all proceeds from the sale benefitting the quake victims. That auto carried a similar plaque, so it's likely that ... [Full Article...]

USGS: Strong magnitude-7.1 quake off New Zealand coast

USGS: Strong magnitude-7.1 quake off New Zealand coast The aftershocks felt by NZ following the initial Magnitude 7.1 quake. Local seismologist John Ristau said the almost minute-long quake was the biggest to hit the East Coast of North Island in 20 years. Nevertheless, the tsunami threat has not been lifted yet so Gisborne residents are still advised to stay away from streams, estuaries and beaches. Residents across North Island said they felt sh... [Full Article...]


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