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WikiLeaks releases audio from Democratic Party hack WASHINGTON: WikiLeaks released audio recordings on Wednesday apparently hacked from the Democratic National Committee's servers, including a message from an irate Hillary Clinton supporter demanding the party stop "bending over backwards" for Bernie Sanders.Links to the 29 recordings were posted on Twitter a few hours before US President Barack Obama took the stage in Philadelphia to address the party's national convention, a meeting that formally nominated Clinton as the Democratic candidate for the White House.The confab was meant to be a show of unity, but instead has exposed the raw anger of Sanders supporters who feel disenfranchised by the primary process. The WikiLeaks files seemed timed to embarrass the party and Clinton, although the audio recordings did not appear to contain any bombshell revelations.They came after the anti-secrecy website on Friday leaked 19,000 emails from the accounts of several top Democratic party leaders.At least two email messages suggested an insider ...

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US Democrats nominate Tim Kaine as VP pick PHILADELPHIA: Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their US vice presidential candidate Wednesday, completing the party's ticket for the November election.Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, was nominated by voice vote, setting the stage for his address to the convention later in the evening.Congresswoman and acting convention chair Marcia Fudge motioned to dispense with the roll call vote and nominate Kaine by acclamation, which led to a chorus ...

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Obama steps up to bat for ex-rival Clinton PHILADELPHIA: US President Barack Obama steps onto the Democratic convention stage Wednesday to champion former political foe Hillary Clinton, defend his own legacy and bury Donald Trump's chances of reaching the White House.But Trump launched a pre-emptive attack at an incendiary press conference, contemptuously putting down Obama as a "disaster" and making a provocative call for Russia to hack Clinton's email.It came only hours before Obama was to take the stage at the Democratic National ...

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Coalition aims to open new anti-IS front in Syria: US WASHINGTON: The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group aims to open a new front in southern Syria in addition to its ongoing offensive in the northeast, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday."We will aggressively pursue opportunities to build pressure on ISIL in Syria from the south, complementing our existing, robust efforts from northeastern Syria," he said in a speech to US troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. ISIL is another term for the ...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan urged to settle issues of Afghan refugees PESHAWAR: Representatives of Afghan refugees Wednesday demanded both Pakistan and Afghanistan to resolve the issues of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference here at Peshawar Press Club, President Central Shura for Afghan Refugees Baryale Miankhel said that a lot of Afghan refugees were living in Pakistan for four decades with dignity. He said Afghan refugees were not facing problems rather they were moving freely in Pakistan after obtaining the registration card from ...