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Kim Jong-un hails submarine-launched ballistic missile test the 'greatest success'

North Korea has conducted a spate of military technology tests this year, including a fourth nuclear test in January and numerous ballistic missile launches, in defiance of U.N. Missiles of such capability also could strike parts of Japan, including USA military bases on the island of Okinawa, considering the operational range of North Korea's Sinpo-class submarines, said analyst Kim Dong-yub at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies.

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In Syria US-Backed Rebels Are Fighting … Other US-Backed Rebels

The United States and Turkey have called on the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to pull back to the east side of the Euphrates, in accordance with U.S. Turkey views the YPG as the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group, which the USA and European Union have designated as such. He called for steps to de-escalate the situation and said Washington had once again told the YPG to retreat east of the Euphrates.

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US, Russia achieve clarity on truce in Syria, details to be finalized

USA secretary of state John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met in Geneva on Friday to discuss how the superpowers can work together to bring down the evil death cult. But the U.S. and Russian Federation have a common foe in the Islamic State group. However, Mr. Kerry and other senior officials see a deal for grounding Mr.

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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff takes stand in impeachment trial

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a Women in Defense of Democracy Meeting, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia , Brazil, Thursday, April 7, 2016. According to Matthew Medrano, an expert on politics in Latin America, the "fiscal mismanagement" charges against Rousseff are really in reference to her welfare programs that have been viewed as "wasteful" by influential elites.

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North Korea publicly executes two officials: South Korean newspaper

Former Agriculture Minister Hwang Min was purged over a proposed project seen as a direct challenge to Kim's leadership, it said. The report could not be independently verified, and South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles North Korea-related matters, did not have immediate comment.

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Weimar Triangle: More worldwide efforts needed for de-escalation in Donbas

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier attends a news conference after a meeting on the Syria crisis at the Quai d'Orsay ministry in Paris, France, March 4, 2016. WEIMAR , Germany (AP) - Poland's foreign minister has lent his support to a Franco-German proposal for a European Security Council. The EU also needed a better structure to plan and execute the 11 civilian and six military missions it is now carrying out on three continents, the ministers said, adding that such moves would ...

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Trump plans to give immigration speech in Arizona

Outside, Las Vegas-based musician Steven Boz performed a ballad to the real estate developer. J. Matthew Wolfe, a GOP ward leader in West Philadelphia, said Trump could fare better than past Republican contenders in South and Northeast Philadelphia wards.

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Japan-Africa economic summit ends

The gathering was held outside Japan for the first time, as Tokyo seeks to strengthen its economic and political presence in the continent amid China's increasing influence. "Aside from the grant aid to Kenya, we will strongly promote trade and investment between our countries". President John Mahama has urged African countries to create an enabling business environment that will guarantee the security of foreign direct investments.

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French government wants EU to stop trade talks with US

Since July 2013, when the European Union and the United States started negotiations on the free trade deal, 14 rounds of talks have been held. Asked to comment on Gabriel's remarks, a European Commission spokesman said "the ball is still rolling" on TTIP.

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Freak lightning storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway

Much of the plateau is protected as part of Hardangervidda National Park , which is home to approximately 10,000 reindeer , making it Norway's largest wild reindeer range. We've never seen anything like this on this scale", Knutsen said. "First, there's a direct strike - this is what most people think of when they think of lightning - that hits the tree or maybe the ground nearby", Jensenius said.

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Maharashtra legislature unanimously ratifies GST

Speaking in the Vidhan Sabha, Finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said "Maharashtra accounts for the highest share of 19.62 per cent of the service industry in the country and hence we will benefit from the new bill. The state government has assured BMC a compensation for its losses of octroi for five years. Referring to the electronic process of taxation and equal distribution of taxes between the Centre and States, he said now the former can not deny the latter's dues.

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Damascus Calls Turkish Operation in Jarabulus 'Drama' Involving Daesh

The Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG), which dominates the SDF, says its forces have withdrawn, and that the Turkish action against the group was a "pretext" for occupying Syria. "Uncoordinated actions like this really aren't getting us further along" to defeating ISIS, he said. Reuters past year reported that the Central Intelligence Agency, working with Saudi Arabia, had supplied hundreds of US -made TOW anti-tank missiles to various rebel groups in Syria.

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Ga. Immigration Activists Await Clarity from Trump, Clinton

Emerson College finds Trump level with Clinton in OH, trailing by 3 points in Pennsylvania , and trailing by 5 points in MI. After more emails recently surfaced raising questions about the Clinton foundation and Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, poll leads are now down to one to two percentage points - if they exist at all - in key battleground states.

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Donald Trump Immigration Policy To Be 'Fair And Humane': Campaign Chief

Trump received his briefing earlier this month, a customary move for major-party nominees. "With Hillary Clinton off the campaign trail yet again this week and continuing to take many communities' votes for granted, we see this as the right time to show voters the benefits of an American economy under the leadership of Mr.

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Mexico fires head of federal police after report of executions

Police allegedly killed 22 men on a ranch in the western state of Michoacan previous year, then allegedly moved the bodies and planted guns on the dead cartel members. "I think his position was unsustainable after the CNDH report on Tanhuato", said Mexico City-based security analyst Alejandro Hope. Mexico's federal police have increasingly been criticized under Galindo's watch for acts of excessive violence.

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Brewing tropical systems threaten US Gulf and Atlantic coasts

The tropical depression's maximum sustaining winds will remain at 35 miles per hour while the system continues moving west-northwest. Slight strengthening is expected, and the National Hurricane Center thinks the depression will be upgraded to a Tropical Storm by early Tuesday.

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GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to speak in Phoenix

But Trump still faces a statistically significant deficit with just 70 days remaining until Election Day. And expel everyone living in the US illegally with the help of a "deportation force". But by Thursday, he was ruling out any kind of legal status - "unless they leave the country and come back", he told CNN. He explained that he's been talking to "thousands and thousands" of people on this subject.

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French Minister Blames US Protectionism for TTIP Failure

His comments came after German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said at the weekend that the current round of talks with the USA have " de facto failed, even though nobody is really admitting it". German business groups and Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman rejected her deputy's assertion that U.S. "The negotiations are still not over", said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert in Berlin on Merkel's behalf.

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Pep Guardiola equals renewed energy for happy Raheem Sterling at Manchester City

Referee Andre Marriner did not punish Aguero at the time, but a violent conduct charge could be forthcoming. I am so happy he is playing good. Thus, "chalk", or form has held, is the reality we've seen in the very early going. "We have our own style", said Silva. "Raz is quality. We try to help him to say, "if you stay in that position, you receive the ball quicker". Raheem Sterling insists he isn't motivated by trying to prove critics wrong after starting the season in spectacular ...

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Japan's three biggest banks seeking business expansion in Africa

Japan which wants a piece of Africa's resources and its burgeoning markets is expected to unveil huge aid and investment projects. Satchu, who works for Rich Managent, continued: "What we have is a situation where the Indian Ocean is very much an appendage to the South China Sea".

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Reserve Bank of India: Inflation hawk Urjit Patel to take top job

Instead of bringing in anyone from outside, the Government on Saturday made a decision to promote RBI's Deputy Governor Urjit Patel (52) as the new Governor to take over on September 4 after the 3-year term of Raghuram Rajan (53) ends. Seen as Rajan's lieutenant, Patel headed a committee that introduced landmark changes, including a switch to inflation-targeting and adopting consumer prices as the new benchmark instead of wholesale prices.

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United States pushes for new Yemen peace initiative

More than 80 percent of the country, or about 21 million people, are in need of aid and some 10 million are in need of emergency food assistance. The bloodshed. The offensive was launched to crush the Houthi Ansarullah movement and their allies and restore Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to power. Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir highlighted the fact that a key meeting here focused on the importance of reaching a quick solution in Yemen based on the three references: the GCC-sponsored initiative, the ...

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US Defense Secretary: Turkey Must Target ISIS, Not Kurds

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the clashes were of "deep concern", adding that they were not coordinated with USA forces, "and we do not support them". Carter's comments and a written statement by the Pentagon earlier Monday were the first USA criticism of Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, since it launched a US -backed incursion into northern Syria to help Syrian rebels seize the town of Jarablus from the Islamic State group.

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'Funny Doing Something And Nothing': Gene Wilder Celebrated

In the beginning of the interview, Wilder insisted that he wasn't the "funny guy" fans assumed him to be in real life. A key break came when he co-starred with Anne Bancroft in Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage" in 1963. " Gene Wilder (was) one of my earliest heroes". No matter what the role - Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Willy Wonka or Leo Bloom in " The Producers "- Wilder made all that amusing business look easy.

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Turkish soldier killed in Syria attack, Kurdish militia blamed

Mohammed al-Ayed, an activist in Babiska, a few miles from the Turkish border, said the buses were greeted with celebratory gunfire from rebel groups. Ankara fears the emergence of a contiguous autonomous Kurdish region in Syria would bolster the PKK rebels across the border in southeast Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his military is committed to fighting terrorism in Syria and Iraq but is also determined to "uproot" the Syrian Kurdish group, which he called a ...

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ISIS attack kills dozens in Yemen

The air attacks started when the Houthi rebels , assisted by supporters of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, gained control over parts of Yemen, as well as Sanaa, which compelled the current administration go into exile. The coalition intervened in Yemen in March previous year and helped government troops push the rebels out of Aden and four other southern provinces.

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Explosion outside the Brussels Institute of Criminology

Local media had reported that one or more people had driven a auto through three of the institute's fences, before detonating a bomb that may have caused the subsequent fire. Belgian police deployed in force and sealed off the area. Eyewitnesses report seeing thick black smoke - with at least 30 firefighters were involved in bringing the blaze under control.

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Root leads England to second consecutive win against Pakistan

The decision was questionable as recently, it is increasingly becoming hard to defend at Lord's due to its dimensions.The decision became even more questionable after the hosts, in a bid to neutralise Pakistan's spin attack, left grass on the track and the team lost its first three wickets at the score of just two inside the first four overs.

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10000th Syrian reaches United States this week

We are better than that. State Department officials have stood by the rigor of their vetting process, however, insisting refugees are the most thoroughly screened group of travelers to the US. The president's directive hit a snag after the deadly attacks in Paris last November. "State legislatures have proposed laws to bar refugees, but state governors have no legal authority to halt federal immigration programs".

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GCSE results: Warminster School celebrates strong GCSE results

The most successful pupils were brought forward to "meet the press" and boost their schools' images, while advice and encouragement was discreetly provided to those who had not fared as well as they had hoped. While The Ellen Wilkinson School For Girls in Acton also has plenty to cheer about after a third of all GCSE grades this year were A* and As. Principal Neil Gallagher said this year ranks among some of the best results the school has ever achieved.

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Bangladesh security forces kill prime suspect in Dhaka cafe attack

As the law enforcers tried to enter the house, the criminals opened fire from inside, he said. It was carefully planned and took about one hour. "We found three bodies inside". Police on Aug 2 announced a reward of 2 million taka ($25,000) for information leading to the arrest of Chowdhury, who disappeared after the attack.

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United States hope Shields will go for golden hat-trick

Now 21 and a two-time Olympian champion, Shields wanted to make sure the world knew she had done something historic - becoming the first US boxer, man or woman, to win two Olympic gold medals. An American flag was draped around her neck. "There have been times when I wished my hair wasn't so thick, but at the same time I love everything about me".

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Brazil's Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate's ouster vote

The Senate is scheduled to begin proceedings for a final vote on whether to remove her permanently sometime Tuesday. "I did not commit a crime", she told senators. He would inherit a tattered economy along with the keys to the presidential palace in Brasilia. He is hardly more popular than Rousseff, according to opinion polls.

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Boko Haram's defeat makes us proud of armed forces -Oshiomhole

The Premium Times reports that military spokesman Col. Sani Usman explained that "the air interdiction took place last week Friday 19th August 2016, while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye", a remote village located deep in the vast Sambisa forest.

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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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