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US stocks waver between gains and losses; Allstate slumps

US stocks waver between gains and losses; Allstate slumpsU.S. stocks moved between small gains and losses on Tuesday as investors assessed company earnings reports and deal news. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped one point, or 0.1 percent, …

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:43 pm

News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

In this photo taken Sept. 17, 2014, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Since Republicans hold a commanding 246 seats in the House, it was widely expected that the GOP would come up with 218 votes to support a resolution of disapproval, which has been introduced by Peter Roskam. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' vote on the international accord to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most significant national security decision since lawmakers voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:38 pm

State workers’ suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid

In this July 31, 2015 photo, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth appears before the Chicago City Council's finance committee in Chicago. Duckworth is facing a civil lawsuit in which she is accused of retaliation by two veterans’ home employees while she led the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. A pretrial hearing is set for Tuesday August 4, 2015 in the case in Jonesbero, Ill. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the most competitive 2016 Senate races.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:34 pm

Far-right group’s poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage

Banners reading " Sorry about the mess here in Sweden", are seen at the subway station Ostermalmstorg in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm hastirred outrage in the Nordic country. The posters are directed to tourists visiting the Swedish capital and apologize for "the mess" in Sweden, saying the country has a problem with "forced begging" organized by "international gangs." (Bertil Ericson/TT Newsagency via AP) **SWEDEN OUT **LONDON (AP) — A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm has stirred outrage in the Nordic country.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:33 pm

Russia files UN claim over vast swathe of Arctic

Russia files UN claim over vast swathe of ArcticA Norwegian research vessel in the Arctic Ocean, near the North Pole on April 21, 2015

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:25 pm

More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks to reporters in defense of Planned Parenthood as Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, right, listen Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:17 pm

Thousands Flee ‘Historic’ California Wildfires

Thousands Flee 'Historic' California WildfiresSome 13,000 residents are leaving their homes as nearly two dozen wildfires rage across drought-parched California. More than 9,000 firefighters are trying to dampen the 21 conflagrations. "The term that I'm using is 'historic'," one firefighter told CNN.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:15 pm

Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks to supporters during a rally to commemorate the end of Marcos Perez Jimenez's dictatorship 57 years ago, in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro has become the third most-retweeted public figure in the world, behind Pope Francis and the King of Saudi Arabia, according to public relations firm Burston Marsteller. But a closer look suggests that the government is artificially inflating its social media pull by using networks of fake accounts. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis — or so it would seem.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:13 pm

South Africa’s Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital

In this photo provided by Oryx Media shows retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, praying in his hospital bed in Cape Town, South Africa Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015. Tutu left the hospital after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation said. (Benny Gool/Oryx Media via AP) CREDIT MANDATORYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu left a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation said.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:11 pm

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it's not clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning. Winds of 60 mph winds collapsed …

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:10 pm

World – Google News

Tensions in Taliban ranks as head of militant group’s Qatar office resigns – CNN


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Tensions in Taliban ranks as head of militant group's Qatar office resigns
CNN
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — The fractures in the ranks of the Taliban appear to be deepening after the announcement of the death of the Afghan militant group's longtime leader. Syed Mohammad Tayab Agha, the head of the Taliban's office in Qatar and a …
Taliban's Qatar chief Tayeb Agha quits amid leadership riftHindustan Times
After Omar, power centre shifts in AfghanistanBusiness Standard
Former Taliban chief Mullah Omar's son killed in Pakistan, says Afghan lawmakerThe Indian Express
Miami Herald -RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:34 pm

Cameroon’s Anti-Boko Haram Strategy Hampers Commerce, Trade – Voice of America


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Cameroon's Anti-Boko Haram Strategy Hampers Commerce, Trade
Voice of America
YAOUNDE—. Cameroon has sealed parts of its long river border with Nigeria and prohibited travel from dusk to dawn as part of measures to stop Boko Haram terrorism. Cameroon's governors from areas sharing a border with neighboring Nigeria have …
US lawmakers offer Nigeria support in Boko Haram fightReuters
Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fightIrish Independent
Seven killed, 20 kidnapped in Cameroon by suspected Boko Haram militantsHaaretz
The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog) -Independent Online
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:29 pm

Pro-Government Forces Recapture Key Yemeni Base – Voice of America


Voice of America

Pro-Government Forces Recapture Key Yemeni Base
Voice of America
Forces backing Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi recaptured an important military base from Houthi rebels on Tuesday, as they continue a push to reverse the Houthi campaign that forced Hadi to flee the country in March. After several days of …
Anti-Houthi fighters score more gains in south YemenReuters
Yemen war: Does capture of air base mark a turning point?BBC News
Fighting for Yemen's Largest Air Base RagesWall Street Journal
Irish Independent -Independent Online -Al-Bawaba
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:26 pm

OVO Fest after-party shooting at Muzik leaves two dead, three injured – Toronto Star


Toronto Star

OVO Fest after-party shooting at Muzik leaves two dead, three injured
Toronto Star
A man and woman are dead and three people in hospital after an early morning shooting Tuesday in and around the heavily policed Muzik nightclub during Drake's OVO Fest after-party at Exhibition Place. Open policard for MayorJohn Tory. Hundreds of …
Two shot dead at Drake nightclub eventTVNZ
Two shot dead in Toronto after Drake music festival partyReuters
Two dead, three wounded in Toronto nightclub shootingThe Globe and Mail
RTE.ie -National Post -Yahoo Sports (blog)
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:15 pm

German treason probe row escalates – BBC News


BBC News

German treason probe row escalates
BBC News
The German justice minister has demanded the sacking of the chief prosecutor in a deepening row over a treason investigation into a website. The prosecutor, Harald Range, had earlier accused Heiko Maas of interfering in the inquiry. Prosecutors are …
German Justice Minister Fires Top Prosecutor for Treason Probe of BloggersWall Street Journal
German justice minister fires country's top prosecutorWashington Post
German justice minister fires country's top prosecutor Harald RangeIrish Independent
The Guardian -South China Morning Post (subscription) -Deutsche Welle
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:14 pm

Cecil the lion’s head ‘should be displayed at park’ – BBC News


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Cecil the lion's head 'should be displayed at park'
BBC News
A Zimbabwe conservation group says it wants the head of Cecil the Lion to be mounted in a case in Hwange National Park, where he was killed last month. Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said Cecil's head was found …
Zimbabwean hunter says he did nothing wrong in luring Cecil the lion to his deathWashington Post
Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of wildlife following the death of Cecil Quartz
Do Zimbabweans really care that much about Cecil the Lion?Christian Science Monitor
Daily Mail -Politico -Hamilton Spectator
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 4:22 pm

Human Rights group: more than 2000 migrants have died crossing the … – Fox News


The Straits Times

Human Rights group: more than 2000 migrants have died crossing the
Fox News
MILAN – A human rights group says nearly 2,000 migrants are known to have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean, outpacing last year's death toll. The International Organization for Migration said in a release on Tuesday that about 1,930
Death toll for migrants crossing Mediterranean passes 2000The Independent
Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2015 pass 2000Business Standard
Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2015 pass 2000, rights organization saysDaily Sabah

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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 4:17 pm

Edward Heath abuse claims: Four forces investigating ex-PM – BBC News


BBC News

Edward Heath abuse claims: Four forces investigating ex-PM
BBC News
Four police forces are investigating claims of historical child sexual abuse involving former PM Sir Edward Heath. The Met, Wiltshire, Kent and Jersey police forces are conducting separate investigations involving the late MP. The BBC understands
Sir Edward Heath: The Filipino brothel keeper who sparked child sex abuse inquiryTelegraph.co.uk
Four police forces investigate Ted Heath sex abuse claimsIrish Times
Sir Edward Heath named in child sex abuse investigationNew Zealand Herald
Toronto Sun -VICE News -RTE.ie
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 4:09 pm

Turkish jets hit PKK targets, soldiers killed in southeast – Reuters


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Turkish jets hit PKK targets, soldiers killed in southeast
Reuters
DIYARBAKIR Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish rebel targets in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, Dogan news agency reported, and three soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in a neighboring province, the military said. Turkish F-16 jets carried out a …
Report: Turkish Jets Attack PKK Targets in Southeast TurkeyNew York Times
Turkish troops killed in remote-controlled mine attackeuronews
Three Turkish soldiers killed in 'new PKK attacks'Business Standard

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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 3:34 pm

Shafqat Hussain: Family’s despair after Pakistan convict hanged – BBC News


BBC News

Shafqat Hussain: Family's despair after Pakistan convict hanged
BBC News
Lawyers for Shafqat Hussain argue that there was never a credible investigation into his age at the time he was convicted of killing a child in 2004. Despite appeals from human rights groups, he was executed in Pakistan on Tuesday. His lawyers claim he
Shafqat Hussain was 14 at time of crime and was tortured into confessingThe Australian
Pakistan executes man convicted of committing murder when he was a minorToronto Star
Altaf backtracks from statement seeking Indian helpThe News International
The Express Tribune -Huffington Post -Business Standard
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:59 pm