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Mourners line streets to say goodbye to John McCain

Mourners line streets to say goodbye to John McCainJohn McCain, the veteran senator who emerged as the most visible Republican critic of Donald Trump, was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, after a private ceremony on Sunday. Four naval jets performed an aerial salute with a single F-18 fighter peeling off into the sun as part of the missing man formation. The funeral concluded a week of memorials for McCain, who died on August 25, at the age of 81, from brain cancer. He trained at the naval academy, graduating in 1958, before serving in Vietnam as a fighter pilot. A horse-drawn caisson carrying the senator's casket led a procession of mourners from the academy's chapel to its cemetery following a private service. Family and friends join a procession behind McCain's casket Credit: Mary Calvert/Reuters The senator's widow, Cindy, and his children were among those who walked behind the casket. Joining them were family and friends as well as members of McCain's class of 1958, military leaders and academy midshipmen. Prominent political leaders gathered a day earlier to remember the Arizona senator at the Washington National Cathedral People watch as the casket of John McCain is taken to the US Naval Academy Credit: Susan Walsh/AP Two former presidents were among those to offer tributes, which included a string of references to his ability to bridge rivalries in a reminder that the country is currently led by a president known for a brash brand of divisive politics. His daughter, Meghan McCain, offered the bluntest attack on Mr Trump, who had had mocked her father’s Vietnam record as a prisoner of war. "The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” she declared with a steely glint in her eye. Mccain obit On Sunday, McCain was buried beside his classmate, Admiral Chuck Larson, who had reserved four burial plots for the two friends and his wife. "Chuck has his wingman back now," Sarah Larson, the late admiral's wife, told CNN.



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S. Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspections

S. Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspectionsBMW Korea last month started recalling 106,000 vehicles with an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) module, which it says caused the recent fires. An average 7,000 cars have been inspected every day but some 27,000 vehicles had not yet been checked by late Monday, the transport ministry said in a press statement, leaving some 20,000 cars to be hit when the measure takes effect midnight Tuesday. Once the ban comes into effect, drivers are forbidden from driving their vehicles unless they are taking them to be tested, the statement said, with a senior official telling Yonhap news agency drivers would be liable in the event of a fire.



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Hundreds take to Charlottesville streets a year after far-right rally

Hundreds take to Charlottesville streets a year after far-right rallyWith chants like, “Cops and Klan go hand in hand,” the protesters’ criticisms of both police and the University of Virginia underscored the resentment that still exists a year after torch-bearing neo-Nazis marched through campus, shouting anti-Semitic messages and beating counterprotesters. Several students said they were angry that the police response was far larger this year compared with last year, when people carrying tiki torches the white nationalist rally went mostly unchecked. At one point on Saturday, dozens of officers in riot gear formed a line near where the rally was taking place, prompting many protesters to rush over yelling, “Why are you in riot gear?



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On Istanbul streets, defiant Turks see U.S. hand behind lira crisis

On Istanbul streets, defiant Turks see U.S. hand behind lira crisis“This crisis is created by America,” she said. The lira has lost more than 35 percent against the dollar this year and hit a fresh low on Friday, its biggest one day fall since Turkey’s 2001 financial crisis. Food, rents and fuel prices in Turkey have all surged.



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The Latest: Protesters take to streets after police shooting

The Latest: Protesters take to streets after police shootingEAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old (all times local):



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Lloyd Blankfein, Wall Street’s brash survivor, to call time on his leadership of Goldman Sachs

Lloyd Blankfein, Wall Street’s brash survivor, to call time on his leadership of Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein, one of the industry’s great survivors, and the institution’s longest-serving boss in nearly half a century, is reportedly preparing to step down after 12 years at the top. Rejected by the big names, including Goldman, he found a job with a small trading firm that came to be bought by Goldman where it, and its staff, were seen as the poor relations. The trading business exploded and Blankfein the gambler, who had a fondness for Las Vegas casinos in his legal days, was swept all the way up to the top as a result, assisted by his skill as a salesman, and his ability as a manager of traders.



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Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacks

Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacksAs soon as Turkish warplanes began bombing raids over Afrin on Saturday, terrified residents of the Syrian Kurdish enclave dashed to take cover in the cellars of their homes. “My four-year-old son is terrified every time he hears the sound of an airplane,” said Nisrin, a housewife in Afrin who asked that her real name not be used. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels on Saturday began an air and ground operation, dubbed operation “Olive Branch”, aimed at ousting the YPG from Kurdish-majority Afrin.



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Zimbabweans Celebrate In The Streets After Mugabe Resignation

Zimbabweans Celebrate In The Streets After Mugabe ResignationZimbabwe’s capital city of Harare erupted in exuberant celebration on Tuesday as Robert Mugabe, the country’s 93-year-old authoritarian president, resigned after nearly four decades in office.



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Gunfire as rare protests hit streets of Eritrea's capital

Gunfire as rare protests hit streets of Eritrea's capitalThe United States embassy in Asmara has issued a warning about protests and gunfire in the Eritrean capital, though details of the rare bout of unrest remain unclear. Eritrea is one of the world’s most repressive countries and demonstrations are uncommon, but the embassy had on Tuesday issued a statement about “gunfire at several locations in Asmara due to protests”. “The Embassy advises US citizens to avoid the downtown area where protests appear to be more prevalent.



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On the streets of Barcelona, a sweet dream of independence gone wrong

On the streets of Barcelona, a sweet dream of independence gone wrongSUMMARY: The drawn-out drama over independence for Catalonia, Spain’s prosperous, tourist-friendly northeast, took an ominous turn as the regional parliament voted to secede—and Madrid responded by taking control of the provincial government.



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