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Three top Kenyan Olympic officials arrested

Nairobi - Three top officials of Kenya's Olympic committee have been arrested in Nairobi as investigators dig into a series of scandals and embarrassments at the Rio Games, police sources said.

Australian teen pregnancy program had a reverse effect : Study

An Australian program of giving away lifelike baby dolls that imitate a real baby to teach teen girls about the harsh realities of motherhood backfires as it found girls who took part were twice as likely to get pregnant than those who did not.

Japan PM pledges to invest $30 bn in Africa by 2018

Nairobi - Japan will pour $30 billion (27 billion euros) in investment into Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi.

At least 16 dead in Moscow warehouse fire: ministry

Moscow - At least 16 people died in a fire that broke out at a Moscow warehouse on Saturday morning, Russian authorities said.

US, Russia move closer to new Syria ceasefire after talks

Geneva - Washington and Moscow have made key steps towards agreeing a new ceasefire in Syria, but a final deal has not been reached, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart said after talks Friday.

Turkey arrests three former diplomats over coup plot

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Saturday placed under arrest three former top diplomats, including an advisor to ex-president Abdullah Gul, over links to the failed July 15 coup, state media said.

PAC 12 Football: Cal romps in season opener 51-31 over Hawaii Special

Sydney - The 2016 NCAA football season got started tonight in Sydeny, Australia with the high-scoring PAC 12 squad from Cal defeating Hawaii 51-31 before an estimated crowd of 50,000 at ANZ Stadium.

Bangladesh police kill suspected cafe attack mastermind

Dhaka - Bangladesh police stormed a militant hideout outside Dhaka Saturday, shooting dead three Islamist extremists, including the suspected mastermind of a horrific attack on a cafe that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month.

Packers top struggling 49ers with terrific defensive effort 21-10

San Francisco - Friday nights NFL preseason contest between Green Bay and San Francisco have two teams headed into opposite directions and it showed on the football field as the Packers head back home with a 21-10 victory over the 49ers.

In Egypt, ecstatic pilgrims start journey to Mecca

Cairo - Pilgrims have been saying their farewells at Cairo airport before leaving for Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj in the tradition, they believe, of the Prophet Mohammed and Abraham before him.

Review: The 90's Band delivers at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall Special

Wantagh - On August 26, The 90's Band performed at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh on Long Island, as part of 90's Night.

Flags at half mast as Italy mourns earthquake dead

Ascoli Piceno - Flags flew at half mast across Italy on Saturday as the country observed a day of mourning for the victims of an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people.

Bongo's fate in the balance as Gabon goes to the polls

Libreville - The people of Gabon began casting their ballots Saturday in a vote to decide whether President Ali Bongo will remain in office or be unseated by a career diplomat and close associate of his late father, who ran the country for 41 years.

UN council condemns N.Korea missile launches, vows new measures 

New York - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for test-firing ballistic missiles and agreed to take "significant measures" in response the latest series of launches.

Country Fresh recalls 30,000 cases fresh-cut vegetable products

Conroe - A producer and distributor of fresh-cut vegetables and fruits is recalling approximately 30,000 cases of their vegetable products after it was discovered that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Doctor who praised Trump's health says he wrote note in a rush

Washington - Donald Trump's personal doctor, who gave the Republican presidential candidate a glowing health report, told NBC News Friday that he penned that note in five minutes as Trump's car waited.

No Arab Spring in Zimbabwe: Mugabe warns protesters

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations.

Clock ticking, Trump finds himself in an ever-deeper hole

Washington - This was supposed to be the new -- new! -- Donald Trump, the more temperate Republican candidate who had emerged in the past two weeks seeking to broaden his appeal to a more diverse electorate.

Facebook makes trending news feature more automated

San Francisco - Facebook said it is further automating its "trending" stories feature, a move that will scale back human input to prevent personal bias from influencing which stories get highlighted.

Op-Ed: Former Canadian PM Harper's foreign policy and Trudeau

Ottawa - Stephen Harper the 22nd Canadian prime minister of Canada an long time leader of the federal Conservative Party has announced that he is retiring from politics after a nearly 18-year political career.
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