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India declares a daughters' day.

India has launched a campaign on social media to celebrate daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters this week and is observing a Daughter's Day on Thursday.

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi told the BBC that the Daughters' Day and the Daughters' Week were aimed at reducing female foeticide, improving India's skewed sex ratio and educating girls.

Parents of Americans killed in Benghazi sue Hillary Clinton.

The parents of two Americans killed in a 2012 attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi have sued Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, filed a lawsuit against Mrs Clinton for wrongful death and defamation.

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Brazil senate votes for suspended President's trial.

The Brazilian Senate has voted to hold an impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, who is accused of breaking the budget law. The senate voted 59 to 21 in favour of going ahead with the trial against Rousseff following a marathon debate that ended early today.

The Senate suspended Rousseff in May over alleged illegal accounting practices. She says they were common practice under previous administrations.

Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands

Japan's foreign minister has warned that ties with China are "significantly deteriorating", after Chinese vessels repeatedly entered disputed waters in the East China Sea. Fumio Kishida said he had called China's ambassador to protest against the "incursions".

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticises attacks on Dalits.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticised recent attacks against India's low-caste Dalit community.

Speaking in Hyderabad, Mr Modi  has inquired  as to the reason why they  torture their  Dalit brothers

Republican security experts attack Trump.

 

An open letter signed by 50 Republican national security experts has warned that nominee Donald Trump "would be the most reckless president" in US history. The group, which includes the former CIA director Michael Hayden, said Trump "lacks the character

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Pakistan hospital bomb attack kills dozens in Quetta.

 

Peiris for weight lifting and Chamara Nuwan Dharmawardena for Judo will participate in Rio Olympics today. USA is in the lead of the medal table of Rio Olympics with 3 gold, 5 Silver and 4 bronze medals. China is in the 2nd place with 3 gold 2 Silver and 3 bronze medals. Australia is in the 3rd place with 3 gold and 3 Bronze medals.

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Japan's Emperor hints at wish to abdicate.

 

Japan's Emperor Akihito has said he fears age and deteriorating health mean he is finding it difficult to continue in his role. The revered 82-year-old emperor's comments came in his second-ever televised address to the public.

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Thailand to vote on new constitution.

 

Millions of people in Thailand are due to begin voting shortly in a referendum on a new constitution, written by a military-appointed committee. The military threw out the old constitution when it took power in 2014, after months of political instability and sporadic violence. It says that if approved,

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Republican Donald Trump backtracks on 'video of Iran payment'.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has backtracked on a claim that he saw video footage of a US cash payment to Iran.The White House announced in January it was making payments to Iran, a total of $1.7billion Dollars to settle a decades-old dispute over a failed military equipment deal, as part of the nuclear accord. (BBC)

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