Russia's Putin meets top brass to discuss security in Crimea

Two Russian officers were killed. "Certainly, we won't ignore such things". "This is a very unsafe game". Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukrainian forces of a criminal incursion into Crimea, the peninsula which is home to Russian Black Sea fleet and was annexed by Russia in early 2014.

Froome chasing time trial gold in Rio after Tour triumph

Froome is confident that he can bounce back from his 12th in the road race - one place behind Thomas, who remounted to finish. Wiggins has largely retired from road cycling and will instead chase gold with the men's pursuit squad on the track.

Record number of Chinese patrol boats spotted near disputed Senkaku Islands

CSIS said that apart from a brief visit to Fiery Cross reef by a military transport plane earlier in the year, "there is no evidence that Beijing has deployed military aircraft to these outposts". Other reports of harassment appear to show China's determination to monopolize marine archaeology in the South China Sea, which is littered with the wrecks of ships of all nationalities.

Hidilyn Diaz becomes the Philippines' first female Olympic medal victor

You amaze us with your talent, resilience and determination amid the challenges you had to go through. He also said that Ms. Diaz is the country's first Olympic medalist from Duterte's home southern region of Mindanao. Diaz, who also reportedly stands to receive a house and lot , said she would use part of her cash incentive to build a weightlifting gym in Zamboanga City.

GOP fundraiser Whitman backs Clinton, blasts "demagogue" Trump

The poll represents a change of 6 points from last month's poll when Clinton was up 44 percent to 38 percent. "It was Hillary Clinton that - she should get an award from them as the founder of ISIS". Ms Whitman, who has likened Mr Trump to Hitler and Mussolini in the past, called the NY billionaire "a dishonest demagogue" who will lead the United States on "a very unsafe journey".

Israeli charges based on 'huge gap' in numbers

Israel's Shin Bet security agency says Mohammed el-Halabi confessed to siphoning about $7.2 million a year to Hamas over a period of five years. According to the report by the Shin Bet, which was released on Thursday after being cleared for publication, Halabi directed around 60 percent of World Vision's Gaza budget to Hamas' military wing each year.

Iranian nuclear scientist hanged as USA spy

He reportedly provided information on Iran's nuclear programme with the US. Amiri was executed for giving "vital information" to the U.S., Fars reported Mohseni Ejei as saying. They welcomed him home in Y 2010 as a hero. Many newspapers published accounts of his return on their front pages and some suggested a movie be made from his story.

Russian athletes banned from September's Paralympic games

Russian Federation banned from Rio Paralympics over doping was posted in Sports of TheNews International - on August 07, 2016 and was last updated on August 07, 2016. According to him, there is evidence that substitution samples took place during the Paralympic Games in Sochi. The Russian Paralympic Committee will reportedly appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Activists protest nuclear weapons on anniversary of bombings

As thousands of people gathered in Japan to honor the 71st anniversary of the United States bombing of Hiroshima , the city's mayor called on world leaders to visit the site. The U.S. must lead the world in ending the threat from nuclear weapons. More than 300,000 of the "hibakusha", or survivors, have died since, including 5,511 in the past year.

Rupani meets Gujarat Governor over government formation

Instead Modi picked Nitin Patel, a member of the upper-caste Patel, or Patidar, community that took to the state's streets a year ago, as Rupani's deputy, O P Panchal, an official in the Gujarat chief minister's office, told Reuters. Anandiben had insisted on Nitin Patel as her successor, while Shah stood firm by Rupani. Gujarat has always been the biggest source of strength for BJP from many years now.

"Pakistan, India must work together to combat terrorism": Mark Toner

Islamabad/Nagpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh talked tough against terror at the SAARC meeting on Thursday but his speech was blacked out by Pakistan, reports said. "While the rest of the proceedings are in camera, which allows for a full and frank discussion of issues", Indian media quoted government sources as saying.

Olympics | Russian weightlifting team banned from Games

Russia's Sports Minister says 272 of the country's athletes have received approval from global sports federations to compete at the Rio Olympics under new restrictions imposed due to the Russian doping scandal. World Championships gold medalist Mariya Kuchina, right, rests with the other Russian athletes as she waits to make an attempt in the women's high jump during the Russian Stars 2016 track and field competitions in Moscow , Russia, Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Japanese yen strengthens ahead of BOJ policy decision

It also left untouched the minus 0.1 percent rate for a portion of commercial banks' reserves. The central bank was under heavy pressure to act after earlier this week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced 28 trillion yen ($267 billion) in spending initiatives to help support the sagging economic recovery.

Government, opposition spar over GST as a finance or money bill

The bill must also be ratified by at least half of India's 29 states, before a specific GST bill can be introduced to enshrine the tax in law. It will be a uniform rate, will check evasion, and boost growth rates, Mr. He said GST will further burden the common man as corporates will get relaxation in tax under it and the government will gain in revenue collection, but it is the common man who will suffer.

More than 66000 attend Packers' Family Night practice

That suggests Rodgers doesn't think he will play much, if at all, in Sunday's Hall of Fame game against the Indianapolis Colts. Rookie linebacker Blake Martinez said his National Football League experience has gone to a higher level after experiencing an overwhelming crown on Sunday.

China rejects accusations in Japan defense report

But analysts say tensions could rise if China were to apply the trespassing rules also to foreign naval vessels, such as American military ships that have conducted freedom of navigation patrols within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-controlled reefs in the South China Sea .

Teens Found Dead Behind Grocery Store: Photos Of Natalie Henderson & Carter Davis

Authorities said the victims suffered head trauma. A delivery driver discovered the bodies of Natalie Henderson, 17, of Roswell, and Carter Davis , also 17, of Woodstock Monday morning behind a Publix. They are now looking at surveillance video from businesses in the area in hopes of finding clues. Jerome Huff, principal of Roswell High School, issued this statement on the death of Henderson: "During her time at our school she endeared herself to staff and students".

16 people killed in US hot air balloon tragedy

Investigators will also look into whether the operator filed a passenger manifest before taking off. Authorities have not yet revealed the names of the people on board. A Federal Aviation Administration statement said the balloon came down in a field at about a quarter to one local time. "At first I heard a whoosh, like a whooshing sound, and then just a big fireball up", said Margaret Wylie , a resident who witnessed the crash.

Cop shoots fellow officer during domestic call

The detective, who was struck at least once, returned fire, but didn't hit the off-duty officer, police said. The detective, a 20-year veteran with the Indianapolis police, was at a local hospital in good condition. While the detective was at the scene at around 10:30 p.m., the suspect re-emerged at the apartment and started shooting. Aurs has been suspended without pay, pending termination from the department and is in the process of being extradited to Indianapolis .

Philippine president withdraws cease-fire with rebels

He said the Somo itself was "defective" since military operations were allegedly not halted and troops occupying communities, schools and barangay halls remained. "Volatility, lack of prudence in something as sensitive and delicate as peace negotiations between two armed fighting sides, it's hard to agree with people who are quick to judgment", Mr Sison told ABS-CBN television.