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U.S. defense chief urges Turkey to stay focused on anti-IS fight

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Pentagon news conference, using an acronym for Islamic State. Cook said the USA doesn't support reported Turkish air strikes and artillery shelling of US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters or Kurdish attacks on Turkish troops in areas where IS fighters no longer are operating.

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Japan pledges another US$30b to Africa

The world's second-largest economy - a resource-hungry giant - recorded total trade with Africa of about $179 billion in 2015, dwarfing Japan's approximately $24 billion. This is the first time TICAD is being held in Africa since its inception in 1993. Officials say the Japanese premier will use the two-day gathering to unveil aid and investment projects, including those related to healthcare.

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Petition filed by PTI in SC has no new allegation

Sources have stated that Imran Khan, Chairman of the party has been recommended to rally in Lahore's Jati Umra, home to industrialist Prime Minister of the country, Nawaz Sharif once he is done with leading the protest on September 3. The development comes two days after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed 22 lawmakers as envoys, who would visit key world capitals to highlight alleged Indian atrocities in Kashmir.

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London police arrest 240 at Notting Hill Carnival

Police said 105 people were arrested on charges that includedr drug possession, carrying knives, assault, sexual offenses and theft. Less than an hour later, officers attended an incident on Ladbroke Grove, after a double stabbing involving a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy who were taken to hospital.

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Blue Jays fans reward Josh Donaldson for his homer 'hat trick'

Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and Scott Feldman picked up the win. Donaldson hit a solo homer off Kyle Gibson in the second, then delivered a go-ahead, two-run blast off Pat Light (0-1) in the seventh. Padres 3, Marlins 1: Rookie Luis Perdomo benefited from a team-record six double plays and pitched a six-hitter for San Diego's first complete game this year.

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Beyonce makes powerful statement against violence at VMAs

Then, this past August, RiRi made an appearance during Drake's set at OVO Fest, where she she performed a few of her own songs , and then, naturally, joined Drake on " Work " and "Too Good", complete with some swoon-worthy choreography. During his speech, West briefly explained why he reached out to Swift to discuss the controversial lyrics in his song " Famous ", in which he proclaims he and "Taylor might still have sex".

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Lightning strike kills hundreds of reindeer in the mountains of Norway

Pictures released by the Norwegian Environment Agency on Sunday show 323 carcasses scattered across a small, isolated area in Hardangervidda National Park . "We don't know if it was one or more lighting strike; that would only be speculation". "It depends upon how much current was flowing during the strike", he said .

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Fitzpatrick not concerned by Jets offense's sluggish summer

Before he began, the Giants' rookie head coach quipped, "I'm expecting a lot of questions about the offensive line". Bowles was encouraged by the fact that there were mistakes made that can be corrected before the games really count. Brandon Marshall was inactive much to the dismay of the fans and the Jets offense. "He was physical at the line of scrimmage and he competed down the field; they went after him down the field a little it in the press man coverage and he didn't back down.

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US urges halt to Turkish, Kurdish clashes in northern Syria

The two groups were in several clashes across the war-torn territory for five years. A monitoring group said 41 people were killed by Turkish airstrikes on Sunday but Turkey denied any civilian casualties. Carter says the US has persuaded the SDF to stay east of the Euphrates River, where they will not come in contact with Turkish forces on the west side of the Euphrates, and they can both fight the Islamic State from those positions.

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U.S. condemns Syrian use of chemical weapons

An global team has blamed the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015, a French diplomat said Wednesday. The United States will work with our worldwide partners to seek accountability through appropriate diplomatic mechanisms, including through the United Nations Security Council and the OPCW.

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Turkey to fight terrorist groups: President Erdogan

This picture taken from the Turkish Syrian border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 24, 2016 shows smoke billows following air strikes by a Turkish Army jet fighter on the Syrian Turkish border village of Jarabulus during fighting against IS targets.

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Bryn Hafren pupils celebrate top GCSE performances

More than half achieved A*-B grades, 24 per cent got A*-A, and 80 per cent got A*-C, of which 70 per cent included English and maths. "Against a backdrop of continual educational change we are delighted that 82.8 per cent of all examination entries gained grades A*-C and 36.5 per cent of entries were graded A*/A".

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Victoria decides to ban fracking and coal seam gas exploration permanently

The state government has announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in Victoria, including hydraulic fracturing and coal seam gas. Environmental groups applauded the decision. Exemptions to the ban include gas storage and carbon storage research. Mr Leach said the VFF was glad to see that the government would undertake "the most extensive scientific, technical and environmental studies in Australia on the risks, benefits and impacts of ...

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Erdogan: US Has 'No Excuse' Not to Extradite Fethullah Gulen

A senior USA administration official previewing Biden's visit said the Turks have submitted four separate extradition requests for Gulen but that none were related to his direct involvement in the coup. Let's give them some time. There was already an ongoing investigation against Gulen before the coup attempt, and on May 26 the Turkish National Security Council officially labelled the organisation as a terrorist group - the Fethullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO), to be disbanded as a ...

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Bangladesh court upholds death sentence in war-crimes case

Defence lawyers said Ali and his family would decide whether to seek clemency from the president. The 63-year-old Ali is a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party and was convicted on eight charges that included the abduction of a young man and his killing in a torture cell.

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From Frankenstein to Willy Wonka: Gene Wilder's finest moments

The nephew of the actor confirmed his death on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut. With his unkempt hair and big, buggy eyes, Wilder was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only a madman such as Brooks could devise, whether reviving a monster in " Young Frankenstein " or bilking Broadway in " The Producers ".

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Old Cell Phones in Japan May Be Turned Into 2020 Olympic Medals

Japan finished sixth on the medal table at the Rio games with a total of 41 medals made up of 12 gold, 8 silver and 21 bronze medals. Japanese decathlete Keisuke Ushiro who was the flag bearer for Japan at the games, carried the country's Olympic flag while Tokyo's Governor Yuriko Koike carried the Olympic flag as they descended from the plane and to cheers from people holding miniature Japanese flags on the tarmac.

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Sri Lanka win toss, bat in 2nd Aust ODI

In reply, Australia was bowled out for 206 in the 48th over. In July 2015, Dilshan became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to go past the 10,000 run mark in ODIs after Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Dilshan played all those finals for Sri Lanka , thanks to his fitness and form sustained over a long period of time. "Their middle order played really well and we gave away too many freebies with the ball - 288 was well over par on that wicket, 250 was probably a par ...

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Rs 2000 crore to be Given By Government to Refugees from PoK

During Independence Day speech, the prime minister had sought to reach out to the people of PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan, highlight the alleged atrocities committed by Pakistan against the people in these regions. Vohra, and this perhaps could be a precursor to either bringing in a governor whom the BJP trusts politically, or perhaps impose president's rule in the state.

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EU insists 'ball still rolling' on US trade deal

Christian Wigand, a spokesman for the European Commission, the EUs executive arm that is leading the TTIP negotiations, said Sunday that the institution had no comment or reaction at this time. He also compared the Ttip negotiations unfavourably with a free trade deal forged between the European Union and Canada, which he claimed was fairer for all sides.

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China Boosts Air Force Combat Capability With Next-Gen Missile System

The Chinese Air Force's long-range strategic bomber, the Xian H-6K, will open to the public in Changchun city in northeastern China's Jilin province in September, People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force spokesperson Shen Jinke said on Friday.

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Man arrested for kidnap, murder of co-worker's 5-year-old daughter

On the morning of August 20, an Amber Alert went out after Ertl was reported missing from her home by her parents. When they awoke, they discovered that Alayna and her father's truck were missing. Anderson had reportedly stayed at the Ertl home that night. They also found an apparent suicide note. The medical examiner is in charge of releasing the cause of death.

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Donald Trump's immigration comments spark fear for undocumented Irish

A poll released Sunday shows the two candidates are just a few percentage points apart. And let's really talk about the policies and the issues. He's also insisted he'll build a U.S. "And I add in all sincerity, what do you have to lose?" Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told MSNBC Clinton was only talking about Trump and race this week to deflect attention from that controversy .

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USA to Reach Target of Accepting 10000 Syrian Refugees

In that light, the Obama administration is treading softly, seeking to avoid the kind of anti-refugee rhetoric that bloomed when President Obama first announced the goal, some advocates say. Syrian refugees at a makeshift camp near the Macedonian border. In Lebanon, more than 1 in 5 people are now Syrians. "Now that our government has proven it can securely offer safety to 10,000 refugees desperately fleeing the Syrian conflict, it's time to redouble our efforts and commit to protecting ...

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Rockets from Syria injure 4 in SE Turkey

The U.S. considers the PKK a terrorist group, but considers the YPG a separate group and one of the most formidable allied forces fighting ISIS in Syria. The US provided aerial support for the initial push. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors Syria's conflict, said Turkish-backed rebels had seized at least 21 villages to the south and west of Jarablus since August 25.

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French Police Ignore Court Ruling, Enforce Burkini Ban

Speaking to French daily La Croix on Sunday, Cazeneuve reiterated the government's opposition to legislating on the controversial matter which has sparked fierce debate both at home and overseas about women's rights and France's strictly guarded secularism.

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Brazil's suspended president makes her case in impeachment trial

Rousseff reminded those in attendance that she was re-elected in 2014 with more than 54 million votes, asserting that at every moment since she has followed the constitution and sought to do what was best for Brazil. She said her conservative opponents are using trumped-up charges to oust her and the future of the country is at stake. The suspended President has said in the past that the impeachment proceedings are a manoeuvre by her political rivals to end the 13-year power streak of her ...

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Third suspect in Victoria Martens murder makes first court appearance

Jacobson said she was prohibited by law from disclosing whether the agency had received any other complaints related to Victoria, described by neighbors from her blue-collar apartment complex as a seemingly happy and sociable girl who loved to swim and dance.

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Lambeau leaping might come with a price for Wisconsin

His goal was to get some extra bonding time and to "remind them what's at stake, what we're working for". Wisconsin's running game was not up to par in 2015, but a healthy Corey Clement should change that this season. It's always important when playing against a good player, you gotta do all you can to contain him to try to minimize-they're going to make plays, he's going to make plays.

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Sharif Sends 22 Special Envoys to World Capitals to Highlight Kashmir Issue

The AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has lauded Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for his decision to send 22 members of parliament to different countries for highlighting Kashmir issue at global level. He further said that Pakistan stands still on its stance of 1947 and why India escapes from the process of dialogue on Kashmir issue adding that it escapes from the dialogue whenever this process starts.

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Mancini leads Endwell, New York, to Little League

Obama called Maine-Endwell Saturday after the team captured the U.S. Championship. Endwell became the first NY team in seven years to qualify for the World Series but would end a much longer title drought with a win. The Goodlettsville team fought back from elimination after losing early in the tournament to the same NY team they faced again Saturday. "I was just thinking get it in play any way you can", Rush said.

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Turkey has shown no evidence of Gulen coup role

An Associated Press YouTube video shows some of the situation as Vice President Biden spoke to interested parties in Turkey. "They have not provided extradition requests on anything related to Gulen's involvement in the coup attempt", he told reporters of the Turkish authorities, adding that the four requests are "all related to allegations of criminal behavior that predated the coup".

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New national poll shows Trump gaining on Clinton - a little

The Monmouth University poll , conducted from last Thursday to Sunday, shows Clinton leading Trump by 46 to 39 per cent. Clinton's margin remains the same with third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein included. Trump has visited the Valley four times during the election cycle so far and is planning a fifth visit at the Phoenix Convention Center on Wednesday.

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N Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'

Moreover, China, Japan, and South Korea put aside the issues over territorial disputes and wartime history among the countries but instead, they unite as they show criticisms in the latest missile launch of North Korea. North Korea said this year it had miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit on a ballistic missile. North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons development programs have brought heavy global sanctions down on its head, but it says they are justified because of the threat posed ...

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Clashes intensify between U.S.-backed groups in northern Syria

Turkey is part of the USA -led coalition fighting the militants of the Islamic State group, but the airstrikes that began Saturday marked the first time it has targeted Kurdish-led forces in Syria. It has demanded the YPG, which makes up the bulk of the SDF and has been one of the most effective USA ally in the fight against IS, withdraw to the east bank of the Euphrates River.


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