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Anti-doping authorities ban Olympic gold medalist and two other top athletes

The footage helped spark a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigation into Russian Federation, and led to Savinova-Farnosova's blood samples being reexamined. The South African was also second behind Savinova-Farnosova at the 2011 World Championships. In 2013, another Russian, Elena Arzhakova, was found to have violations in her biological passport and was suspended backdated to July 2011. Read More

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Donald Trump publicly slams fashion outlet that dropped his daughter's clothing line

But Nordstrom said its decision to drop Ivanka's accessory and clothing line was due to the brand's performance. "She is a great person", Donald continued online, "always pushing me to do the right thing!" And if it turns out that anyone in Trump's family shorted Nordstrom stock before this tweet (which took a dive in the aftermath), then we'd be into murky illegal territory. Read More

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Housing White Paper predictions

Housing White Paper predictions

Not as a councillor, but as a young person who aspires to get his foot on the housing ladder I urge the Government to follow through with its strong rhetoric, my fellow councillors to use their new powers to work together and deliver strategically, and developers to remember that these aren't just houses, they're homes. Read More

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Afghanistan civilian casualties reaches record high

Afghanistan civilian casualties reaches record high

In 2015, the first year when the Afghan forces took charge, UNAMA documented 11,002 civilian casualties - 3,545 deaths and 7,457 injured - exceeding the figures from 2014. Yamamoto, who is also head of UNAMA, condemned the unrelenting and devastating impact of ground engagements on civilians, as well as of the increasing number of large-scale suicide attacks that intentionally targeted civilians. Read More

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Davis Cup: Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot Triumph In Doubles

The outcome will now be decided by the final match between Kyle Edmund and Canada's 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov . "We have no choice, but to try and win the next two matches", said Laurendeau. I'm pretty sore right now. We'll see depending on future ties and where they are and how I feel. "He's been playing bad for the past however long, but this weekend his play was as well as I've seen him play". Read More

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MILO to UC Berkeley: 'I'll Be back'

The decision was made two hours before the appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos (yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs) because a crowd of more than 1,500 had gathered outside the venue, the university said in a statement . Asked by a media outlet how he got credentialed for the briefing, he boasted, "I'm a senior editor at America's most influential news outlet". The events at Davis and Berkeley were organized by conservative student groups. Read More

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Trump administration announces 9.2 million ObamaCare sign-ups

Trump administration announces 9.2 million ObamaCare sign-ups

If Sen. Scott had a better plan for providing health care to South Carolinians, or if he had a substantive health care plan at all , I would be more than interested in hearing about it. This is a room of the ACA House we need to remodel - maybe down to the studs. It's not ideal, but does that mean you tear it down? Republicans in Congress are now drafting legislation to repeal significant chunks of the Affordable Care Act and mapping out ways to replace what they eventually roll back. Read More

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Widespread protests over Donald Trump's travel ban

If a petition reaches 100,000, the United Kingdom parliament is obliged to debate the matter, as it is deemed of national interest. But on Monday, while speaking before Parliament about how he disagreed with Trump but saw nothing to be gained from trying to "demonize" him, Johnson came under fire from all sides for being too deferential to the US. Read More

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President Trump puts Iran 'on notice' after country conducts ballistic missile test

President Trump puts Iran 'on notice' after country conducts ballistic missile test

An adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran will not yield to "useless" USA threats from "an inexperienced person", according to Reuters . The White House also said Thursday it would respond to Iran's ballistic missile test. Hassan Rouhani, Iran's centrist president, last month dismissed Mr Trump's criticism of the nuclear deal as "slogans" and ruled out any renegotiation of the deal. Read More

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Trump Talks To Arab Leaders Amid

Trump Talks To Arab Leaders Amid "Travel Ban" Debate

It said the two leaders had affirmed the "depth and durability of the strategic relationship" between the two countries. Riyadh confirmed that the telephone discussion took place but state controlled Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that King Salman "confirmed his support and backing for setting up the safe zone in Syria" without mentioning Yemen. Read More

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Iran Conducted Ballistic Missile Launch on Sunday

Iran Conducted Ballistic Missile Launch on Sunday

The agreement does not contain specific provisions stopping Iran from launching ballistic missile tests. The launch occurred at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, on Sunday. Anti-Israel activists at a number of demonstrations across the USA over the weekend appeared to co-opt protests against President Donald. If true, the missile test would likely be in direct violation with United Nations resolution 2231 , signed July 20, 2015. Read More

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