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Burkini Ban Protestors Threw a Beach Party Outside London's French Embassy

"The war on terror should never begin in a woman's wardrobe"

- TIME Magazine - US

World Risk Index: The Human Factor in Natural Disasters

How vulnerable is your country to natural disasters? The 2016 World Risk Index is now out and it shows that infrastructure is a key factor in the ...

- Spiegel Online - DE

Can South Korea Capitalize on a Second Middle East Boom?

South Korea hopes that the Middle East is the answer to economic woes, but Seoul will have to tread carefully.

- The Diplomat - US

For 10 years, possibly the largest pearl was hidden under a bed in the Philippines

A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it. For 10 years, the 34-kilogram ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, demands Kurdish fighters retreat

Turkey says there have been no casualties among Turkish troops in the operation so far

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Uncertainty ahead of Gabon elections

The people of Gabon will head to the polls this weekend. Located on the west coast of Africa, the country is substantially richer than most ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Italy quake toll hits 250 as rescuers search flattened towns

By Steve Scherer and Gabriele Pileri AMATRICE, Italy - The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy climbed to at least 250 on ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Feyisa Lilesa: 'Athletes need to speak out'

In Rio, he was running for Ethiopia. In addition to the silver medal he won, it was also the gesture of Oromo protest that made Feyisa Lilesa famous. ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Deal struck for rebels, civilians to quit Syria's Daraya

Thousands of rebel fighters and civilians are to evacuate the besieged town of Daraya near the Syrian capital under an accord struck on Thursday, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

US election: Trump calls Hillary Clinton a 'bigot'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accuses Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a "bigot" in his latest appeal to minority voters.

- BBC - UK

Minnesota GOP descends into 'total confusion' after Trump left off state ballot

The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled to have Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump included on the state's ballot Thursday morning, after ...

- The Raw Story - US

Orlando hospitals won't charge nightclub shooting victims for care

Two Florida hospitals will not seek payment of medical bills from the dozens of people treated for injuries suffered in the mass shooting at the Pulse ...

- The Raw Story - US

India, France investigating Scorpene submarine data leak

Amy R. ConnollyNEW DELHI, Aug. 25 -- India and France are investigating a massive leak of technical data about India's Scorpene-class submarine, build ...

- UPI - US

Afghanistan University Attack

Attack on the American University in Afghanistan ended on Thursday leaving at least 12 dead.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Clinton to go on the offensive, targeting center-right voters

Hillary Clinton will attempt to turn attention away from her email troubles this week, by using a speech in Reno, Nevada, to remind center-right ...

- The Week - US

Exclusive: U.S. pilots provide first account of tense Syrian jet encounter

The incident occurred when Syrian jets dropped bombs near a U.S. adviser team in Syria.         

- USA TODAY - US

Channel24.co.za | Ryan Lochte to join Dancing With the Stars amidst Rio scandal

Disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is rumoured to be joining the celebrity cast of the new season of Dancing With the Stars.

- News24.com - ZA

Orlando hospitals won't charge nightclub shooting victims for care

The move leaves the hospitals with estimated unreimbursed costs topping $5.5 million

- The Globe and Mail - CA

U.N. Security Council reviewing report on chemical weapons use in Syria

Andrew V. PestanoNEW YORK, Aug. 25 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday submitted a report to the U.N. Security Council on the use of ...

- UPI - US

Canada's Mounties allowed to wear hijabs

Canada said it would permit its female Muslim Mounties to wear hijabs.         

- USA TODAY - US

Schalke sign midfielder Nabil Bentaleb

Schalke have obtained the services of Algerian national team player Nabil Bentaleb, who has come to the Bundesliga on a one-year loan. They are also ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UN adviser on preventing genocide deplores 'inflammatory statements' by senior Burundi official

The United Nations Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has expressed concern at inflammatory statements concerning the genocide in ...

- UN - INT

Israel Railways train goes up in flames

An Israel Railways train crew evacuated passengers when a mystery fire broke out in one of the cars.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Trump, Clinton spar over minority voters

PALO ALTO, Calif./NEW YORK - U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on Thursday over who would make a better president ...

- Reuters - US

Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates

Turkey threatens further intervention in northern Syria unless Kurdish-led forces withdraw east of the River Euphrates within a week.

- BBC - UK

Black voters bash Trump: 'It's like he watches The Wire' to learn about African-Americans

Donald Trump has been supposedly reaching out to black voters by telling them that they are so poor and their lives are so miserable, that they have ...

- The Raw Story - US

Oil prices drift lower on supply data

Daniel J. GraeberNEW YORK, Aug. 25 -- Crude oil prices continued to drift lower in early Thursday trading in response to higher volumes of storage, ...

- UPI - US

Colombia: Peace Pact a Key Opportunity to Curb Abuses

Expand Cuba's President Raul Castro , Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Italy earthquake death toll reaches 241 as 4.3 magnitude aftershock hits

Officials say they expect to confirm more deaths as they try to find survivors in the rubble

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Corporate sponsors at Yosemite? The case against privatizing national parks

The centennial of the National Park Service is inspiring an impressive amount of soul-searching about the agency and the lands for which it is ...

- The Raw Story - US

Louisiana to bring in mobile homes to house flood victims

Andrew V. PestanoBATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 25 -- Louisiana authorities will try to relieve a housing crunch with mobile homes, claiming they are better ...

- UPI - US

Trump spokesperson: 'He hasn't changed his immigration position. He has changed the words he is saying.'

Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson put a truly remarkable spin on claims Donald Trump has changed his stance on immigration. While Trump's ...

- The Week - US

Internet mocks Trump's racist trolls with #AltRightMeans ahead of Clinton speech

Just hours before Hillary Clinton was to deliver a speech on radicalism from the right-wing fringe known as the “alt-right,” Twitter ...

- The Raw Story - US

Turkey, Sending More Tanks Into Syria, Steps Up Pressure on Kurds

The Turkish military seemed to be succeeding in its broader aims of clearing the border area of Islamic State militants and preventing Kurdish ...

- International NY Times - US

Cuba plays critical role in Colombia peace deal

Cuba's standing in Latin America made it the ideal choice to host peace talks with FARC.         

- USA TODAY - US

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi discuss the refugee crisis.

- UN - INT

Iraqi Parliament Votes to Oust Defense Minister

Iraq's parliament voted to oust Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi citing corruption charges, even as Iraqi forces pushed to liberate the last major ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, demands Kurdish fighters retreat

By Humeyra Pamuk and Umit Bektas KARKAMIS, Turkey - Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and demanded Kurdish militia fighters ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack soldiers guarding party leader

Kurdish rebels opened fire Thursday at security forces protecting a convoy of vehicles carrying Turkey's main opposition party leader in the ...

- Washington Post - US

Transportation Minister: Shabbat violations - not my department

"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"

- Arutz Sheva - IL

German MPs expenses to be reconsidered following stationary scandal

President of Germany's Bundestag Norbert Lammert has called for checks on MPs office expenses in light of a scandal dating back to 2009. Several MPs ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Iranian vessels' intentions in approaching US warship unclear — White House

The intention of four Iranian vessels that approached a U.S. warship in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz this week were not clear, but ...

- GMA News - PH

Wood glad to be back firing for England

Mark Wood was delighted to give England a taste of what they had been missing for nearly a year after topping the 92mph mark on his return to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Italy earthquake: Rescuers race to find survivors

Italian rescuers worked for the second day in a row to pull survivors from the rubble as death toll hits 250 people.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Students, police recount harrowing scenes in Afghan university attack

Mohammed Naser heard the bomb go off and ran to his second-floor classroom window, just in time to see the cinderblock garden wall blow apart. The ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Bernie Sanders taking 'our revolution' beyond the election with a new book – and a dark money group

Bernie Sanders is attempting to keep alive the progressive platform he touted on the presidential campaign trail with the publication of a new book ...

- The Raw Story - US

The National Park Service just turned 100

The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial Thursday, having spent its first 100 years dedicated to preserving "unimpaired the natural and ...

- The Week - US

News24.com | Boy, 5, uses allowance to buy lunch for police

A 5-year-old boy in New Jersey has picked up the lunch tab for his police department.

- News24.com - ZA

Women protest French burkini ban with London beach party demo

Some 35 Muslim and non-Muslim women held a beach party demonstration outside the French embassy in London on Thursday, protesting against a ban on ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 13

KABUL - Thirteen people, including students and a professor, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that had students leaping ...

- Reuters - US