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Hillary Clinton: 'The sky's the limit'

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Philadelphia (CNN) Hillary Clinton beamed with emotion as she took the convention stage to become the first woman ever to accept a major U.S.

Pope Francis to pay 'silent' visit to Auschwitz

New Vision - ‎28 minutes ago‎
He will pray in the cell where Polish priest and saint Maximilian Kolbe died after taking the place of a condemned man. Auschwitz 703x422.

Fatma Samoura: Fifa secretary-general says UN work prepared her for role

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Fifa secretary-general Fatma Samoura says the years she spent working in war zones for the United Nations have prepared her for her new job.

U.N. veto powers mull arms embargo on South Sudan, more troops

Business Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States proposed on Thursday that the U.N. Security Council renew a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for 10 days while the body considers clamping an arms embargo on the world's newest state and sending ...

Turkey's top military survive post-coup crackdown

SBS - ‎1 hour ago‎
SBS World News Radio: Turkey's military leadership remains mostly unchanged despite the dishonourable discharge of nearly 1,700 officers following the country's attempted coup.

Sliver of hope seen in Alzheimer's drug trial

New Vision - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The findings are part of the first completed phase III trial of an anti-tau drug in Alzheimer's. Alzheimersdisease 703x422. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, which the World Health Organization (WHO) says affects nearly 50 million people ...

July 29,1966 counter-coup: Africa's bloodiest coup d'état

Vanguard - ‎1 hour ago‎
The first shots shattered the peace of the night at the Abeokuta Garrison of the Nigerian Army a few minutes after midnight on July 29, 1966.

Ijaw leaders move to douse tension in Lagos

The Nation Newspaper - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ijaw leaders in Lagos have taken steps to douse the apprehension arising from reports of criminal activities allegedly linked to militants from the Niger Delta.

Mashatile vows to fill stadium at ANC rally

Eyewitness News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gauteng ANC leader Paul Mashatile says his province won't need help from other ANC provincial branches. Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile passionately addresses thousands of supporters as the party launched its Gauteng manifesto at the FNB ...

N481bn Budget Padding: Heads to roll in NASS

Vanguard - ‎6 hours ago‎
ABUJA - MORE trouble that may worsen the frosty relations between the executive and legislative arms of government appears to be looming as the Federal Government moves to punish the brains behind the insertion of illegal projects worth N481 billion ...

Germany's Merkel stands by refugee policy despite 'terrifying' attacks

CNN - ‎14 hours ago‎
(CNN) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in the country and across Europe as "shocking, depressing and terrifying," but she refused to back down from an open-door refugee policy that has attracted fierce criticism ...

Spotlight: Manila's expenses for South China Sea arbitration should be made public

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The great expenses for the South China Sea arbitration unilaterally initiated by the former Philippine government should be made public, as some Filipinos are already questioning the source of the money.

Uganda Development Bank says it has no money to finance bailout

NTV Uganda - ‎8 hours ago‎
UDB only has a paltry Shs100 billion in its coffers yet the bailout requires an astronomical Shs1.3 trillion. An error occurred. Try watching this video on www.

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics Looking to Continue Their Success in Second Half of 2016

Etnews - ‎5 hours ago‎
Followed by first quarter, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics made another positive performance in second quarter as well. With IT and mobile departments leading the way, Samsung Electronics' semiconductor, household appliance and other ...

Uber assures its drivers amid fare cuts, price wars

The Star, Kenya - ‎2 hours ago‎
Uber has assured its drivers that it will review the 35 per cent price cut announced yesterday if the move fails to woo more customers to boost earnings.

East Africa: #M360Africa - Mobile Generated Up to 6.7 Percent of Africa's GDP and 3.8million Jobs in 2015 - ‎19 hours ago‎
Mobile technologies and services generated 6.7% of GDP in Africa a contribution that amounted to around $ 150 billion of economic value as at the end of the year 2015.

Smartphone sales drive Samsung Q2 profit

New Vision - ‎16 hours ago‎
The giant South Korean conglomerate said its key mobile division enjoyed "substantial earnings improvement" in the April-June period led by expanded sales of its high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones.

New Yahoo! Messenger features after Verizon adcquisition

TheUSBport - ‎7 hours ago‎
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: webYHOO) revamped its messenger system and is now available as a desktop app for both Windows and Mac. The platform was resurrected last December and off the web and mobile users (Android and iOS) the ability to send ...

Microsoft to cut additional 2850 jobs from smartphone sector

The Hindu - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Hurt by a failed $7.6 billion Nokia experiment amid growing losses in the smartphone hardware business segment, Microsoft has announced to lay off an additional 2,850 workers to the previously 1,850 jobs it said it would cut.

Tesla Gigafactory's promise — more and cheaper batteries

Santa Cruz Sentinel - ‎5 hours ago‎
Tesla's $5 billion Gigafactory may be built in the Nevada desert, but it is the company's strategic hub to fill the world's highways, homes and offices with clean, green energy.

“Jason Bourne” and “Little Men”

The New Yorker - ‎1 hour ago‎
The latest chapter of the Bournology, starring Matt Damon, and Ira Sachs's new film, with Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle. By Anthony Lane.

'Babylon 5' actor Jerry Doyle dies

New Vision - ‎1 hour ago‎
"He was a great person to have on set and work with. I am glad to have been able to call Jerry one of my friends." Jerrydoyle 703x422.

WATCH: Celine Dion helps young African singer go viral

Channel 24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Libreville - An aspiring young Gabonese singer said on Wednesday he was "overwhelmed" after Canadian superstar Celine Dion shared a homemade video of him performing one of her hits with her millions of social media followers.

Beyonce dominates MTV video nominations

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎14 hours ago‎
NEW YORK -- Beyonce's critically praised visual album Lemonade on Tuesday earned the R&B singer a career-best 11 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, in a list that included multiple nods for Adele and rapper Kanye West but nothing for Taylor ...

Uganda: Boxing Coaches Get Aiba Papers - ‎22 hours ago‎
Kampala - Seven Ugandan boxing coaches have received their certificates from the sport's world governing body, Aiba. The coaches, who attended a One Star classification course conducted by British international instructor Terry Edwards (MBE) in ...

South Sudan Says AI Report on Crimes “Lacks Credibility”

Latin American Herald Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
JUBA - The government of South Sudan said on Thursday that the report released by Amnesty International “lacks credibility” after the organization said on Wednesday that the South Sudanese army has carried out war crimes despite the peace agreement.

Relaxed Sundowns are having a blast

BDlive - ‎1 hour ago‎
FUN: Percy Tau, left, celebrates Sundowns's goal against Zamalek with coach Pitso Mosimane. Picture: BACKPAGE/SAMUEL SHIVAMBU.

Volleyball: Brazil seek gold sweep on home court

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
In Brazil it is often said that volleyball is the country's favorite sport, because soccer is a religion. Brazil's deep well of volleyball talent and home court advantage make its women's and men's teams favorites to win gold at the Rio Games, where ...

Olympic torch relay riot deepens Games woes

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
The metro will be vital in moving the 500,000 tourists expected to attend the Summer Games. There was more bad news on Thursday (AEST) when an angry crowd blocked the Olympic torch parade through Angra dos Reis, a coastal resort south of Rio.

South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before Games begin

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
Mangar Makur Chuot - the South Sudanese refugee who rose from a refugee camp to qualify for the Olympic Games - has been controversially de-selected by the South Sudan team, without explanation a week before the Games begin.

Revealed: the biggest threat to the future of the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Bach was not referring to Russia's state doping regimen, or Rio's readiness for the 31st Summer Games which begins a week on Friday, but another problem entirely, one that, to the International Olympic Committee's hive mind, felt altogether more pressing.

Olympic organisers put deadlines ahead of lives, claims Rio labour inspector

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
Olympic organisers have put deadlines ahead of lives, resulting in the deaths of almost a dozen construction workers, according to Rio de Janeiro's chief inspector of labour conditions.

Our Chemicals Are Killing Honey Bees' Sex Lives

Huffington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
The birds may be fine, but a new study shows the bees are having some serious fertility issues. 07/28/2016 08:43 pm ET. 150. Chris D'Angelo Associate Editor, HuffPost Hawaii.

Studying heart disease in astronauts yields clues but not conclusive evidence

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
When James Irwin suffered his first heart attack at age 43 - just two years after walking on the moon - NASA doctors dismissed any connection with his trip to space, during which he had experienced short spells of irregular heart rhythm.

Perseid meteor shower will be extra dazzling this August

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
An annual summer meteor shower known for being one of the best times to spot a shooting star will be extra stellar this August thanks to a cosmic “outburst,” scientists say.

Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

Bismarck Tribune - ‎16 minutes ago‎
WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just one hour of physical activity a day -- something as simple as a brisk walk or a bicycle ride -- may undo the increased risk of early death that comes with sitting eight hours or more on a daily basis, a ...

FDA takes steps to protect blood supply in Florida amid Zika...

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎5 hours ago‎
A vector control team vehicle displays a sign warning of West Nile Virus before the early morning spraying of a neighborhood due to increasing numbers of mosquitoes having tested positive for West Nile virus in San Diego, California, U.S.

Toronto company puts a twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Canoe - ‎3 hours ago‎
Klick employees participate in this year's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday July 28, 2016 in Toronto. This bucket contained pickles.

Secondhand marijuana smoke shows longer effect than tobacco

New York Daily News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Secondhand marijuana smoke showed longer effects on blood vessels than tobacco, according to a new study. (Mel Evans/AP). BY Christopher Brennan.