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Thousands of children detained in security clampdowns: HRW

New York - Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Key quotes from the Democratic party convention, day 3

Philadelphia - President Barack Obama delivered a powerful endorsement of his onetime rival Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, saying she is the most qualified person to succeed him at the White House.

Obama passes torch to Clinton, warns election a test of democracy

Philadelphia - President Barack Obama implored Americans to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump, warning the 2016 race was not just about politics, but the nature of US democracy.

Op-Ed: How some in the press spin Trumps' remarks on Clinton's emails

Cleveland - Donald Trump says many bizarre things, and often reverses his positions on matters, or even lies. Nevertheless some in the press are so anxious to make him look bad that they interpret what he says in the worst possible light.

Obama says Clinton uniquely qualified for the White House

Philadelphia - US President Barack Obama will spearhead a Democratic effort to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief Wednesday, contrasting the Republican nominee with his more experienced rival Hillary Clinton.

Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch is dream come true for Freddie Roach

Seven-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach is hopeful a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch would still happen despite reports from Mayweather's camp that the unbeaten champ isn't in the mood to continue fighting after announcing his retirement last year.

Orlando victim's mom brings Democratic convention to tears

Philadelphia - The mother of a man killed last month in a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub pleaded for stronger gun laws Wednesday in a moving address to the Democratic National Convention.

Obama offers support to Germany after spate of attacks

Washington - President Barack Obama offered his condolences and US support to German Chancellor Angela Merkel following a spate of bloody attacks in her country, the White House said.

Scientists find Zika antibodies in step toward vaccine

Washington - US researchers have identified antibodies in lab mice that may be able to prevent infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in what they described Wednesday as a "significant step" toward a vaccine.

Obama to frame election as 'commander-in-chief' test

Philadelphia - US President Barack Obama will spearhead a Democratic effort to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief Wednesday, contrasting the Republican nominee with his vastly more experienced rival Hillary Clinton.

US Democrats nominate Tim Kaine as VP pick

Philadelphia - Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their US vice presidential candidate Wednesday, completing the party's ticket for the November election.

Morel mushroom abundance after wildfires is focus of new study

University of Montana forest ecology professor Andrew Larson has posted a research paper that estimates the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.

High definition video for gastrointestinal endoscopic imaging

The company Pentax Medical has launched a new high definition video processor designed for highly detailed endoscopic imaging of the gastrointestinal tract.

UN's Ban deeply concerned by ongoing arrests in Turkey

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern about the ongoing wave of arrests in Turkey following the attempted coup.

Trump encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails

Miami - Donald Trump sensationally challenged Russia on Wednesday to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails as a furious Democratic campaign accused the Republican nominee of inviting foreign spies to meddle in the US presidential election.

Reagan's would-be assassin to be released after 35 years

Washington - John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, is to be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live full-time with his mother, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.

Obama warns Democrats to 'stay worried' about Trump

Washington - US President Barack Obama warned Democrats Wednesday that anything was possible in the US elections and to "stay worried until all the votes are counted.

Singer Mark Chesnutt keeps things traditional on his latest album Special

Released earlier this month, some critics are already hailing the country star's first album in six years as one of his best. He talked to Digital Journal about the project and shared his thoughts on the music he loves.

Consumer Alert: Two companies recall beef due to E. coli O157:H7

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service has issued two notices of recalls of beef products from two separate companies Tuesday night. Both recalls involve possible contamination of the beef products with E. coli 0157:H7.

Key quotes from the Democratic party convention, day 2

Philadelphia - On day two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to run for president for a major US political party.
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