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Hillary Clinton’s Convention: Day 4

Today 07:08 GMT

A small but raucous group of liberals unhappy with Hillary Clinton has been attempting to disrupt the Democratic convention and hurt her campaign.

David Leonhardt, who will begin an Op-Ed column later this year, is writing a daily opinion post during the conventions.

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Anti-corporate sentiment doesn't slow down the party scene for lobbyists and lawmakers in Philadelphia

Today 07:08 GMT

How the Democratic and Republican party platforms stack up on climate change, Iran and more key issues. Donald Trump invites Russia to hack into Clinton's emails in an extraordinary step for a presidential nominee. In a campaign that pits fear against facts, Hillary Clinton has a tough opponent in Trump

Inside the convention hall  and on the steamy streets of Philadelphia, an incensed progressive insurgency is protesting the political power of corporations and billionaires – but the message doesn’t appear to be getting through at the city’s A-list eateries and nightclubs.

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Second church attacker also known as potential militant, say French police

Today 07:08 GMT

The French prosecutor's office on Thursday named the second attacker in the murder of a priest at a Normandy church as Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean, a 19-year-old native of the eastern French region of Vosges.

Like Kermiche, who had come to anti-terror investigators’ attention for twice seeking entry into Syria in 2015, Petitjean was also known to French authorities since June 29 as a potential Islamist militant, police sources told the Reuters news agency Thursday morning.

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Source: The Guradian

Chelsea Clinton: Mom a 'Fighter' Who 'Never, Ever Gives Up'

Today 07:08 GMT

Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton's only daughter, spoke at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, delivering an account of her mother as someone who was "always there" for her personally and a "fighter" professionally. Chelsea spoke as only a daughter could, attempting to personalize her mom as ""wonderful, thoughtful and hilarious."

Chelsea expanded on a saying Hillary made famous during a visit to Beijing in 1995, saying she is standing behind someone "who knows women's rights are human rights, and who knows that LGBT rights are human rights - here at home and around the world."

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Source: Global News

Another Canadian detained in Turkey after failed coup attempt

Today 07:08 GMT

WATCH: Calgary man detained in Turkey accused of plotting failed coup, family says . Davud Hanci, an imam who provides spiritual counselling to prisoners, is apparently being held on accusations he was involved in the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey.

READ MORE: Turkish ambassador meets with Canadian officials over Calgary man detained in Turkey. However, the Anatolian Heritage Federation in Ottawa says in a release that the person arrested and detained at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul is Ilhan Erdem on what it calls “trumped up” allegations.

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Source: Reuters

Amazon revenue beats estimates as cloud sales surge

Today 07:07 GMT

Amazon's web retail sales in the United States and internationally, the core of the company's business, also topped expectations, and it forecast revenue ahead of expectations for the third quarter.

Amazon forecast current-quarter net sales of between $31.0 billion and $33.5 billion, factoring in sales from its Prime Day annual shopping festival. Still, that period typically has higher costs for Amazon as the retailer ramps up for the holiday shopping season, Gillis said.

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Source: BBC

Syria conflict: 'Exit corridors' to open for Aleppo, says Russia

Today 07:08 GMT

Corridors are to be opened to allow civilians and unarmed rebels to leave the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, Russia - Syria's key ally - has said.

The three corridors for civilians and unarmed fighters would have medical posts and food handouts, Mr Shoigu said, adding that he would welcome the co-operation of international aid organisations. The fourth, in the direction of Castello Road, would be for armed militants, although Mr Shoigu complained that the US had not supplied information about how the rebel Free Syrian Army units it supports had separated from jihadist al-Nusra fighters.

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Source: BBC

France church attack: Second suspect in priest killing named

Today 07:08 GMT

French prosecutors have identified the second man involved in the killing of a priest in a Normandy church on Tuesday as 19-year-old Abdel Malik Petitjean.

Prosecutor Francois Molins said the attackers had been carrying a "fake explosive device covered in aluminium foil" along with hand-held weapons when they entered the Catholic church.

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Source: Fox News

Stephen Colbert battles lawyers over 'Colbert Report' character

Today 07:07 GMT

After CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert told viewers that lawyers representing his old Comedy Central show said he couldn't be "Stephen Colbert" anymore, he thumbed his nose at them with a transparent dodge. Lawyers representing his old company complained to CBS after he revived the character he played under his own name on "The Colbert Report" — a clueless, full-of-himself cable news host.

They said that the character "Stephen Colbert" was their intellectual property, "which is surprising, since I never considered that guy much of an intellect," Colbert said on the "Late Show" on Wednesday. The audience booed when Colbert, "with a heavy heart," said it has been decreed that the character is kaput.

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Source: Common Domain

Donald Trump on Hacking Comments: ‘Of Course I’m Being Sarcastic’

Today 07:08 GMT

After inviting the Russian government to find thousands of missing emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server in remarks Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that his comments – which caused an uproar from much of  the U.S. national security community – were clearly meant to be sarcastic.

National-security experts reacted sharply to the comments, saying Mr. Trump appeared to be urging a foreign power to spy on the U.S.. Leon Panetta, former defense secretary and director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama, said Wednesday at the Democratic convention: “Donald Trump today once again took Russia’s side…In an unstable world, we cannot afford unstable leadership.”

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Source: BBC

Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

Today 07:08 GMT

Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

Mrs Merkel, who interrupted her summer holiday to hold the news conference in Berlin, said the asylum seekers who had carried out the attacks had "shamed the country that welcomed them". But she insisted that those fleeing persecution and war had a right to be protected, and Germany would "stick to our principles" in giving shelter to the deserving.

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Source: The Guradian

Global Pokénomics gives businesses a real-world boost

Today 07:08 GMT

Gaming expert Leigh Alexander thinks another reason for its popularity is that, having reached mass penetration of smartphones, socially we are acclimatised to a distraction culture – on any train you’re on, most people have their face in their phone – and this gives you something simple to do that is rewarding and comforting.

It is not to overlook the fact that a lot of money is being made out of the game’s success – already, inevitably, termed Pokénomics.

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Source: Common Domain

Options Market Sees Huge Moves Ahead for Amazon Shares

Today 07:08 GMT

Options traders are betting on Amazon shares moving 7.2% in either direction after the company releases earnings on Thursday, according to data provider Trade Alert’s price for an options strategy called a straddle.

Those who buy call options get the right to buy shares of the underlying stock at a certain price–called the strike–by a specific time, while those who buy put options get the right to sell shares.

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Source: Global News

New whale species confirmed in Pacific Ocean

Today 07:07 GMT

Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week.

That will include giving the whale a Latin and common name and formally defining its measurements and how it differs from other beaked whales.

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Source: Fox News

Pope Francis falls during mass in Poland; uninjured

Today 07:08 GMT

 Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praised native son St. John Paul II on Thursday as a "meek and powerful" herald of mercy, and honored the countless "ordinary yet remarkable people" in Poland who held firm to their Catholic faith throughout adversity in the former Communist nation.

Then, during an outdoor Mass near the southern town of Czestochowa, before a crowd that appeared to number more than 100,000, Francis lavished praise on Poland's steadfast Catholic legacy as he urged Poles to hold fast to their faith.


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