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Turkish warplanes, artillery hit targets in Syria

In a statement, the Turkish Armed Forces said the air campaign was carried out against terrorist groups which had attacked Turkish soldiers supporting a Free Syrian Army (FSA) operation in Jarabulus. Turkey blamed the attack on the IS. In general, those USA special operations forces have close contact with their Turkish counterparts, and they rely on Turkey for their rear supply lines, according to people familiar with the situation.

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Apple Ireland ruling heralds twilight of easy European tax deals

But his party colleague who chaired hearings into Apple's taxes three years ago, Carl Levin, said the Europeans were only trying to take what US authorities had failed to claim by not closing loopholes that allowed firms to hoard profits overseas.

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India, US agree to strengthen intelligence sharing mechanism

Kerry arrived late Monday from Bangladesh where he said there was evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks there to the Islamic State group. India and the United States have a common goal in creating a counterbalance to the rise of China and hold regular top-level dialogue in New Delhi and Washington under a formal strategic partnership.

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Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov considered dead by some, a dictator by many

Amnesty International has characterized the most recent election, which he won despite violating constitutional term limits, as lacking "genuine political competition". But the veteran operator has managed to play Russian Federation, the West and China off against each other to keep his regime from total isolation.

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Senior Islamic State Commander Reportedly Killed In Syria

A news agency run by the group says it will avenge the death of Abu Muhammed al-Adnani. If al-Adnani did die in an airstrike it would also be unclear if he was killed in a targeted strike or of happenstance from an airstrike targeting an ISIS position.

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Second British backpacker dies week after attack at Australian hostel

Talking about the murder and the attacker to Mirror, Ayliffe said that, "At the moment the only way I can really cope with our loss is to think Mia's time had come and what happened in that hostel on Tuesday was her fate". Mr Ayad was charged with Ms Ayliffe-Chung's murder last week as well as the attempted murder of Mr Jackson and hostel night manager Grant Scholz, plus 12 counts of assault against police officers and one count of animal cruelty for killing a dog.

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Mourners gather in Amatrice for funerals of quake victims

Italy also observed a second day of national mourning following the August 24 quake that flattened villages in central Italy. Officials defended the decision, saying it would be logistically hard to bring officials and relatives to the town with only one serviceable road.

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Trump to visit president of Mexico Wednesday

Although no meetings have been confirmed, the statement said , both campaigns received the invitations "on good terms". We're going to get them out, and the police know who they are. In an interview earlier this year with the Mexican newspaper El Universal, Pena Nieto compared Trump's rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

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President Obama reduces prison sentences for two Kentucky men

About a third of the commutations went to prisoners serving life sentences. President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence for one of the leaders of a notorious New Orleans drug gang known for trafficking cocaine and other crimes.

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Smith returns home mid-series, Warner to lead Australia

Australia captain Steve Smith is to leave the tour of Sri Lanka and return home to rest ahead of their limited-overs series in South Africa before they host the Proteas at the start of a heavy home schedule. Despite leaving the tour early, Smith has emphasised his desire to continue captaining Australia in all three formats, and Lehmann backed that sentiment.

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U.S. election hacked: Federal Bureau of Investigation warns Arizona and IL voter databases breached

Whoever is behind the hacks is beyond the point because what the news does show is that electronic voting systems are vulnerable to begin with and can't be trusted when it comes to elections; if two states have been found to be compromised the chances are that smarter hackers who don't leave a trail are likely to have already gained access to voting systems in many other states as well.

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Philippines drug war deaths double to 1800 as president spars with UN

Special Rapporteur on summary executions, suggested that Philippine officials could be held liable, saying in a recent statement that "claims to fight illicit drug trade do not absolve the government from its global legal obligations and do not shield state actors or others from responsibility for illegal killings ".

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Turkish tanks crushing Kurds' dream of Rojava

The Turkish military and its Syrian rebel allies are a week into a campaign created to drive IS militants and Kurdish YPG members, who are part of the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, out of the Syria-Turkey border town of Jarablus and its surrounding areas.

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Home Secretary Rejects Calls To Scrap Calais Border Deal

Britain's new interior minister, Amber Rudd, came to Paris to meet her French counterpart, seeking assurances on a deal which allows Britain to make border checks in Calais and keep thousands of would-be migrants and asylum seekers in France.

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Ryan Lochte mum on returning to Brazil to face charges

It has been previously reported and rumors have strongly suggested the participation of 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalists Laurie Hernandez and Ryan Lochte in " Dancing with the Stars " season 23. The remaining celebs come from Hollywood and the world of sports and include a couple of musicians for good measure. The rest of the cast includes National Football League player Calvin Johnson , former Texas Govenor Rick Perry, The Brady Bunch actress Maureen McCormick , child actor Jake T.

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Syrian war: Turkey suffers first death in cross-border campaign

A spokesman for the autonomous Kurdish region in Syria said on Monday that local military forces in the Syrian cities of Manbij and Jarablus are being reinforced, but not by Kurdish YPG militia. The monitor also said at least four Kurdish fighters had been killed and 15 injured in Turkish bombardment of the two areas. Turkish forces carried out their first air strikes on pro-Kurdish positions on Saturday as part of what Ankara is calling " Operation Euphrates Shield ".

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The US has accepted 10000 Syrian refugees a month ahead of schedule

The country accepted about half a million Syrian refugees in 2015, and expects to accept about 300,000 in 2016 . The latest numbers from the U.S. Trump has said that if he is elected he would persuade Gulf states to bankroll safe zones for Syrian refugees so they would not have to be brought to the United States.

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Little League Baseball: Maine-Endwell captures championship in Williamsport

Shortly after M-E defeated Tennessee to win the Little League U.S. championship, President Obama called the team, specifically noting an impressive pitching performance from... Harlost , the next batter, singled, and Rush followed, driving in the go-ahead run with a single behind the shortstop. "Hats off to the team from South Korea ".

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Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after Daesh-held town capture

It is the first reported Turkish fatality in Syria. Syrian rebel commander said that Turkish-backed rebels aim to capture Manbij city from Kurdish-allied forces as conflict between the sides escalated in northern Syria on Sunday. He said the bombing also targeted the village of Amarneh. Hospital officials in rebel-held Aleppo say the death toll from the two barrel bombs dropped Saturday in the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood is likely to rise.

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I was a victim of parliamentary boycott, President Rousseff says

Even senators not convinced the accounting charges brought against Rousseff warrant her impeachment have made a decision to vote against her because they see her return to the presidency prolonging Brazil's political crisis. Dilma Rousseff, the embattled president now suspended and on trial for allegedly misrepresenting the federal budget during her 2014 reelection, today told the Brazilian Senate that she had committed no crime and defended her record during public office.

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People stock up, board up as hurricane hurtles toward Hawaii

Monday (2:12 a.m. ET Tuesday), Madeline was expected to be near or over Hawaii's main island by Wednesday, according to the center. The powerful storm is packing winds of 125 miles per hour, a category 3, but a combination of cooler ocean waters and increased wind shear should weaken the storm to a category 1 or 2 by Wednesday.

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10-foot snake on the loose in small town

Nobody can seem to figure out what kind of snake the skin belonged to or where it came from just yet, but they can tell that this thing was huge . "You wouldn't see a regular shed out in the open like that, especially a large snake like that". Tributes to Wessie were made in both song, beer and tweets over the summer.

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European Union hits Apple with 13 billion euro Irish tax demand

Apple is the largest company on the United States stockmarket, worth about US$570 billion (NZ$788 billion), but it pays NZ$9 million tax in New Zealand. There was no immediate reaction from Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, California. Heather Conley, a former USA deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe, said the "shock" decision emphasised how Europe and the U.S.

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US Says It Wants to Complete European Trade Deal by Year's End

Negotiations are now expected to be held after the US election in November, which could change the political landscape in Washington as protectionist rhetoric has driven the political debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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South Korea says no plans to introduce nuclear submarines

In August, the Philippines issued a similar statement, calling on North Korea to "comply with its worldwide obligations under relevant UN Security Council resolutions and to the process of constructive dialogue". South Korean officials said the missile flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon. Although the South Korean forecasts are largely speculative, Kim Jong Un has previously stated the launch of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles ...

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Britain trying to instigate fight with S Korea over defecting diplomat

South Korea has a large arsenal of self-propelled, field, and rocket artillery, including 105 mm and 155 mm towed howitzers, 105 mm and155 mm self-propelled howitzers, 81 mm and 107 mm self-propelled mortars, and several multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and multiple rocket launchers (MRL).

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Kerry: US increasing anti-ISIS work with Bangladesh

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in India on Monday to hold the second Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) between the two countries on Tuesday in New Delhi. "But today, Bangladesh is growing in the vision of Bangabandhu - and under the strong leadership of his daughter (Sheikh Hasina)", Kerry wrote in the visitors' book after he toured different parts of the Bangabandhu's residence, now turned into a museum.

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USA wants to cooperate with BD on combating terrorism : Kerry

Sources said Kerry told Hasina that United States believes that elements of IS are connected to terror operatives of Bangladesh, and praised the leadership of the premier in fighting terrorism and militancy in her country. This news story is related to Latest/146147-Kerry-Bangladesh-talks-security-human-rights/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne. "So we are working with local partners to make Bangladesh resilient against all odds", Kerry said in a 35-minute speech.

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Aetna drops Affordable Care Act coverage in Arizona

Aetna announced Monday that it will pull out of 11 of the 15 Obamacare state plans it has been participating in. Come November, Blue Cross Blue Shield will be consumers' only choice, and a costly one at that. The reporters obtained a copy of a letter from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini to the Justice Department on July 5. In the company's statement, Bertolini said, "As a strong supporter of public exchanges as a means to meet the needs of the uninsured, we regret having to make this ...

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Chicago's Top Cop Wants 7 Officers Fired in Cover-Up of Fatal Shooting

On Thursday, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson recommended seven officers be fired for making false statements in the case. The Inspector General's investigation into the shooting will continue. Thomas Gradel, a co-author of Crime, Corruption and Cover-ups in the Chicago Police Department, a 2013 report published by the University of IL at Chicago , said the recommendation that so many officers be fired was unprecedented in the city and a step toward real reform.

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Rajnath to lead all-party delegation on September 4

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is to lead an all-party team to Srinagar on September 4 to find a way out of the ongoing unrest in the Valley where over 70 people have died in clashes with security forces since July 9. The all-party delegation will meet a cross-section of people in an effort to restore normalcy in the Valley, which has been in a restive state since the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8.

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Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson : Think twice before criticizing Israel

Sources in Gaza told MEE that Israel launched more than 50 air strikes during the last 24 hours, in retaliation for rockets fired by the Palestinians that landed in the Israeli city of Sderot. Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display home-made rockets during an anti-Israel military parade, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 21, 2016.

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China's economic corridor creating new conflicts in Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the two-day CPEC Summit and Expo at the Pakistan-China Friendship Center in Islamabad, which is being organized by Pakistan's Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms. "We will generate more than thousand and four hundred megawatts energy through early harvest projects most of which are to be completed by 2018 and some by 2020", he said.

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Africa, Japan partner to fight terrorism, piracy

According to the Nairobi Declaration signed at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development ( TICAD ), the leaders agreed to promote investment across the African continent in order to encourage job creation and economic growth.

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India, US agree on joint cyber framework

Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Monday night for the annual U.S. -India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue after a one-day stop in Bangladesh where he discussed increased militant attacks. "We hope to see our civil nuclear cooperation take shape in the form of new reactors that will deliver reliable electricity to tens of millions of Indian households", Kerry said.


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