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When finally coming around to the fact U.S. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Donald Trump tacked on a dig at his White House rival. It was Hillary Clinton, he said, who started the rumor that Obama was born abroad.
 
After a clean sweep of the Olympics table tennis stakes in Rio -- winning all four gold medals in the men's and women's singles and the men's and women's team events in table tennis -- China is moving forward to clinch gold medals in the Paralympics for table tennis as well, winning two team victories on Friday.
 
Bombings in the New York region and a stabbing attack in Minnesota have thrust Islamic extremism into the forefront of the 2016 election just a week before the first presidential debate, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offering dramatically different visions of how to fight it.
 
The weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing spree in the Midwest are the latest example of the new terror threat faced by the United States along with much of the West: diffuse, unsophisticated and very hard to counter.
 
Fat is the enemy. It'll clog your arteries, raise your cholesterol levels, make you obese and put you on the path to a painful premature death. Fat -- saturated, trans or otherwise -- is the antichrist of nutrition.
 
Many would argue that recent attempts at conflict resolution between India and Pakistan have not been particularly successful. For Pakistan, the settling of its outstanding disputes with India are contingent on making substantial progress on the Kashmir front; India, on the other hand, has progressively hardened its position and appears unwilling to compromise in any meaningful way on Kashmir.
 
China hosted the 11th G-20 summit from Sept. 4-5 in Hangzhou for the first time since the group formally started holding summits when the world economy slipped into deep recession in 2008.
 
Renho, member of the House of Councilors and acting leader of Japan's main opposition Democratic Party (DP), won her party's presidential election last Thursday, despite a spat over a supposed "misunderstanding" regarding her "dual nationality."
 
With each scripted speech, shift in policy and attempt to whitewash his past behavior, Donald Trump is brazenly betting that voters now settling on their choice for president are willing to shove aside all that came before his late-in-the-campaign recalibration.
 
On July 25, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) used its Legislative Yuan majority to pass the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations, legislation that solely targets the Kuomintang (KMT). President Tsai Ing-wen calls the targeting of a single entity transitional justice.
 
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