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Palestine Cup final postponed after Israel bars Gazan players from entering West Bank
The Palestinian Football Association requests aid of international organizations after six players were barred from entering Israel on Wednesday.

Trump attacks speech by bereaved father of U.S. Muslim soldier
In ABC interview, Republican candidate responds to Khizr Khan, who said Trump 'sacrificed nothing and no one' for his country. 'I've created thousands and thousands of jobs,' Trump says, before suggesting Khan forbade his wife to speak at Democratic convention.

Michelle Obama and Melania Trump peddle a false American dream
When my daughter said she's tired of being poor, I scolded her and told her she doesn?t know what being poor really means. I didn't tell her that there are some obstacles no amount of hard work can overcome.

Palestinians tell Kerry beating ISIS requires end to Israeli occupation
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds meeting with Palestinian President Abbas, says White House will continue to work towards a two-state solution until Obama leaves office.



 Israel


Trump insults mom of slain Muslim soldier

Donald Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech. (AP)The GOP presidential nominee criticizes Ghazala Khan for standing silently onstage during the Democratic convention.




Senate urged to vote on SCOTUS nomination

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)Vice President Biden and retired federal Judge Timothy Lewis ask the Senate to vote to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.




No survivors in hot air balloon crash

Police cars block access to the site where a hot air balloon crashed near Lockhart, Texas. (James Vertuno/AP)The accident occurred after it reportedly caught fire and plummeted into a field in Texas.




Don't shun Florida over Zika, officials say

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)Four Miami-area patients tested positive for the virus, but the director of the CDC says there?s no need to avoid the region.




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Erdogan says to close military schools, rein in armed forces

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the audience as he visits the Turkish police special forces base damaged by fighting during a coup attempt in AnkaraBy Yesim Dikmen ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup. The changes, some of which Erdogan said would likely be announced in the government's official gazette by Sunday, come after more than 1,700 military personnel were dishonorably discharged this week for their role in the abortive July 15-16 putsch. Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death on the night of the coup, told Reuters in an interview last week that the military, NATO's second-biggest, needed "fresh blood".




Russia says spyware found in state computer networks

A general view shows the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in central MoscowRussia's intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack. The Federal Security Service, the FSB, said the malware and the way the networks were infected were similar to those used in previous cases of cyber espionage found in Russia and other countries. "Information technology resources of government agencies, scientific and military institutions, defense industry companies and other entities involved in crucial infrastructure have been infected," the FSB said in a statement on its website.




Many Islamic State leaders trying to flee to Syria: Iraqi minister

Iraqi soldiers fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the outskirt of the Makhmour south of MosulMany Islamic State leaders have fled Mosul with their families toward Syria ahead of a planned offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on the city, Iraq's defense minister said on Saturday. Khaled al-Obeidi said he had intelligence of increasing conflict, especially over financial issues, among ultra-hardline militants of the group known as Daesh in Arabic by its enemies. "Many Daesh families and leaders in Mosul have sold their property and sneaked out towards Syria, and a segment even tried to sneak out towards (Iraq's Kurdish) region", he said in an interview on state television.




Tunisia lawmakers vote to dismiss prime minister

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid delivers a speech during a joint news conference with Prime Minister of Libya's unity government Fayez SerajBy Mohammed Argoubi TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian lawmakers voted on Saturday to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid from office during a no-confidence ballot in parliament, clearing the way for a new government that must push through delayed economic reforms. President Beji Caid Essebsi also called for a new unity government to speed up reforms. Out of the 191 lawmakers present for the vote, 118 voted to sack Essid.




 Entertainment


Norman Lear explores social inequality in Epix docuseries
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) ? Norman Lear, age 94 and a native New Yorker, thought he knew a few things about the obstacles of housing in the Big Apple.

The Latest: Skydiver says chute makes jump more dangerous

In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, skydiver Luke Aikins signals to pilot Aaron Fitzgerald as he prepares to jump from a helicopter in Simi Valley, Calif. After months of training, this elite skydiver says he's ready to leave his chute in the plane when he bails out 25,000 feet over Simi Valley on Saturday. That's right, no parachute, no wingsuit and no fellow skydiver with an extra one to hand him in mid-air. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The Latest on a skydiver's attempt to jump 25,000 feet into a net (all times local):




Wizard magic: JK Rowling hopes Harry Potter play goes global

Writer J.K. Rowling arrives at gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at the Palace Theatre in central London, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, it is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and is the first of the stories to be presented on stage. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)LONDON (AP) ? London is under Harry Potter's spell once more ? and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow.




Nancy Reagan wouldn't like Hinckley's freedom, actress says
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) ? "Killing Reagan" star Cynthia Nixon isn't mincing words about how the late Nancy Reagan might react to the freedom granted the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan.



 Business


Chinese consortium agrees to $4.4 billion deal for Caesars online games

Jack Ma, founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group speaks during the inaugural "Xin" Philanthropy Conference in HangzhouA Chinese consortium that includes game developer Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co Ltd and e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma has agreed to acquire Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc's online games unit for $4.4 billion in cash, the companies said. Caesars Interactive Entertainment is currently owned by Caesars Acquisition Co (CAC) and Caesars Entertainment Corp .




Data in focus as market struggles for direction

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock ExchangeWall Street, seeking direction as the S&P 500 has been stuck in a narrow trading range for 12 days, will next week shift its attention from second-quarter corporate earnings reports to economic data. Investors will be looking for signs of economic strength to reinforce the positive direction hit Friday, when the S&P 500 hit an intraday record high. The overall tone will be of an economy that is getting better at a reasonable pace," said John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in New York.




'Sell everything,' DoubleLine's Gundlach says

Jeffrey Gundlach, founder of DoubleLine Capital, speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York CityJeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Friday that many asset classes look frothy and his firm continues to hold gold, a traditional safe-haven, along with gold miner stocks. ?The artist Christopher Wool has a word painting, 'Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids.' That?s exactly how I feel ? sell everything. Nothing here looks good,? Gundlach said in a telephone interview.




Oil rout erodes second-quarter profits for U.S. majors Exxon, Chevron

Dow Jones Industrial Average listed company Chevron (CVX)'s logo is seen in Los AngelesChevron Corp posted its worst quarterly loss since 2001 on Friday and Exxon Mobil Corp reported a 59 percent slide in profit, as the long crude price rout and tumbling refining income inflicted pain across the energy sector. Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, shocked Wall Street as its quarterly profit missed expectations, sending its shares down as much as 4.5 percent on Friday. In the United States, where Exxon is the largest natural gas producer and a major oil producer, the company lost money.




 CBC Technology & Science


Emoji equality: Useless trend or meaningful push to encourage diversity?
diverse google

Google's announcement of 11 new emoji depicting women in different professional roles is the latest push for more diversity among the selection of tiny characters.



White dwarf star blasts its red giant companion with powerful radiation beam
Artist?s impression of the exotic binary star system AR Scorpi

Astronomers have discovered a new and unusual type of binary star lurking in our corner of the universe: one where a tiny white dwarf appears to blast its companion star with a beam of electrons every two minutes.



Employers now responsible for protecting their workers on social media
Twitter

A recent labour ruling is setting a precedent for companies that use social media to respond to customer complaints.



Zoo elephant throws stone at visitors, killing girl, 7
African elephant

Experts at a zoo in the Moroccan capital of Rabat are trying to understand why an elephant hurled a stone toward visitors, killing a 7-year-old girl.



 Netflix Top 10


The Martian

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left.

Bridge of Spies

At the height of the Cold War in 1960, the downing of an American spy plane and the pilot's subsequent capture by the Soviets draws Brooklyn attorney James Donovan into the middle of an intense effort to secure the aviator's release.

The Intern

Agreeing to participate in a community outreach program, e-commerce entrepreneur Jules Ostin hires a 70-year-old intern -- who ends up bringing his special brand of business savvy to her fashion enterprise.

Game of Thrones

Originally airing on HBO, this live-action fantasy series -- based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels -- charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.

The Big Short

Before the housing and credit bubble of 2007 triggers an international economic meltdown, a handful of financial outsiders sees the crash coming and bets against the big banks in a daring play that could reap them huge profits.

Spectre

James Bond continues his run of romance and foreign intrigue in this tense thriller that pits him against the global terrorist organization SPECTRE. Already battling political interference, MI6 and Bond must again take on their most implacable foe.

Spotlight

Revealing a string of cover-ups stretching back decades, a team of "Boston Globe" reporters exposes the Catholic Archdiocese's history of keeping reports about child molestation and other priest-initiated abuse under wraps.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

As the dystopian franchise reaches its powerful conclusion, Katniss Everdeen -- flanked by her allies from District 13 -- embarks on a quest to liberate the oppressed citizens of Panem by assassinating ruthless President Snow.

The Revenant

Set in the 1820s American frontier, this snowy thriller follows fur trapper Hugh Glass as he relentlessly seeks retribution against the companions who left him for dead in the Missouri River's icy waters after he was mauled by a bear.

Room

After being abducted, raped and imprisoned in a small windowless room, a young woman gives birth and is forced to raise her son, Jack, in the same improvised space. But after five years, Jack's mother begins planning their escape.

 Jewish World


Judaism is not a major player in the history of humankind
One of the most important and most beautiful values of Judaism is modesty. We would do well to take this value to heart when considering the religion's impact on humankind through the ages.

Pope's meeting with Polish rescuers fulfills rabbi's long-term dream
Rabbi Michael Schudrich, a native of N.Y.C whose grandparents all immigrated from Poland, played a key role in orchestrating Pope Francis' encounter at Auschwitz.

Arab-Jewish refugees still dream of compensation, nearly 70 years on
A recent Israeli government announcement that secret efforts to gain restitition for Mizrahi Jews are close to bearing fruit has raised hope, though others remain skeptical: ?You can?t ask a beggar to return your money.?

French teacher investigated for sharing Holocaust conspiracy theories on Facebook
France's Education Ministry opens case into teacher who allegedly told her students to follow her page, where she wrote 'The Shoah was designed and organized by Jews.'






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