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Bridge collapse, injures one, causes traffic chaos in Kent

The M20 motorway remains shut in parts of Kent after a lorry hit a bridge and caused it to collapse. A motorcyclist fell off his bike and was hospitalized with broken ribs, while the trucker was treated for shock. Witness Andy Sunnucks, 24, said: "We are about 15 cars back on the same carriageway as the collision". A spokesperson for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said paramedics were treating one patient and that the air ambulance were sent to the scene.

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Spanish humanitarian organization rescues migrants off the coast of Libya

Migrants, majority from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as members of an NGO help them during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya . Most of the deaths in 2016 came from people risking this particular route - Libya to Italy - which is considered dramatically more unsafe. The Associated Press reports that about 3,500 migrants are being held, sometimes in brutal conditions , by the government, militias and gangs in ...

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US logistics deal to work only on mutual consent: Defence Ministry

Addressing a joint news conference with USA defence secretary Ashton Carter at the Pentagon, Parrikar alleged that "forces from across the border" are trying to spread violence in the Valley. The Indian Defence Ministry also took to Twitter to dispel fears regarding the agreement. It added that LEMOA does not create any obligations on either party to carry out any joint activity, nor does it provide for the establishment of any bases or basing arrangements.

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Obama commutes Rock Island man's drug sentence

His sentences was shortened by approximately six years. As CNN noted , one of the people whose sentence was commuted Tuesday was Darryl Lamar Reed, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 1990 for intent to distribute crack. One example of the type of prisoner Obama granted clemency is Tim Tyler , who was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence in 1994 for selling LSD while following the Grateful Dead on tour around the country.

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Steve Johnson rallies for 5-set win at US Open

When the Open ends on September 11, Williams will be ranked No. 1 for 186 consecutive weeks, tying her with Graf for the longest such streak of all-time. The Romanian was ahead 6-0, 5-0 with countrywoman Nadia Comaneci cheering her on. Three seeded women departed, including former No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic .

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Indian forces fire at Kashmir protesters, killing young man

The death toll in the valley has reached 67, as another youth succumbed to his injuries in clashes that broke out between security forces and the locals in Pulwama district on Friday. While public transport continued to be off roads, there was increased movement of private cars and auto-rickshaw. All educational institutions remained closed.

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Colombia Pushes for Quick Vote on Peace Deal with FARC

An announcement is expected later on Wednesday, after almost four years of negotiations in Cuba. Peace in Colombia now looks more likely than ever, but a big hurdle still needs to be cleared before the deal is ratified. For four years, the Colombian government and the rebels have been locked in negotiations. The agreement is however opposed by two former Colombian presidents, including popular right-wing hardliner Alvaro Uribe.

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North Korea calls diplomat who defected a 'criminal'

The official also said Mr Kim Jong Un had dispatched squads to the Chinese border "to harm South Koreans" following the defection in April of a group of North Korean overseas restaurant workers. The local experts, however, were skeptical of the bold claim, meanwhile acknowledging that the high-profile defection - the latest in a series of recent defections by the North Korean elites, who are more open to the outside world - is nevertheless a sign indeed that they are getting increasingly ...

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Deadly siege at Kabul's American University ends

More than 150 students who had been trapped in university buildings were rescued by special police units. The attack on the American University comes two weeks after two university staff, an American and an Australian, were kidnapped from their auto by unknown gunmen.

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London Bridge concourse and platforms open

Once completed in January 2018 it will be bigger than the pitch at Wembley Stadium and the largest of any station in Britain. Mark Carne, Network Rail's chief executive, said: "This is a big step towards the bigger, better railway passengers deserve".

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IL election database breached by foreign hackers

Nonetheless, the revelation comes amid news that the FBI is investigating suspected foreign hacks of state election computer systems, and earlier this month warned states to be on the alert for intrusions. Federal and state officials told the publication it was unlikely that a cyberattack would seriously disrupt the November elections, but that a threat was not out of the question.

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Filipino Fisherman Reveals 75-Pound Pearl He Kept Hidden For A Decade

This giant pearl could be the biggest ever found in the world after being handed in by a fisherman. If testing proves it is a natural pearl, it could be worth $ 100 million . But, if you were hoping to go diving and find your own potentially million dollar pearl, you're out of luck - Amurao isn't saying where it was found.

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Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

In six major tournaments Rooney has appeared for his country, England reached the last eight thrice - during the 2004 and 2012 European Championships and 2006 World Cup. Meanwhile talking on the aspect of foreign-born players Allardyce revealed he had hoped to call up Steven N'Zonzi, who has lived in England for six years, but his attempts were thwarted by Federation Internationale de Football Association because the Sevilla midfielder is ineligible after featuring for the France under-21 side.

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American University attacked In Kabul, Over 12 Dead, 21 Hurt

Terrified students barricaded themselves in classrooms or leaped out of windows to escape. Hossaini said several people were wounded when at least two grenades were thrown into the classroom. Three police officers and two security guards were also killed. They're in the campus and they're firing!' " Ibrahimi says. A USA defense official said a team of USA military advisors are helping Afghan forces to respond to the attack , but not in a combat role.

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NY's Maine-Endwell wins Little League title game against South Korea

Sunday will be a special day for several youngsters in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, as the 2016 Little League World Series Championship will be played at iconic Howard J. "Once that happens, you never know what can happen". His performance left opposing manager Joey Hale with praise. Drake showed his support for NY.

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Donald Trump 'Considering' a Trip to Mexico

Peña Nieto is highly unpopular in Mexico; a meeting with someone like Trump could be exactly the distraction he needs, or it could completely backfire on him. Trump confirmed on Twitter late Tuesday that he had accepted Nieto's invitation. In rally after campaign rally, Trump has pledged to "build a wall" on the USA southern border if he becomes president and force Mexico to pay for it.

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10000th Syrian refugee arriving in the U.S.

With 65 million people displaced, including more than 21 million refugees, we are facing a significant global challenge. She said the USA has committed to working with the worldwide community to increase funding for humanitarian assistance and double the number of refugees afforded the opportunity to resettle.

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U.S. and India issue joint call for Pakistan to crackdown on terrorists

Strategic and Commercial Dialogue here. "I am convinced that we are on the road to success (against terrorism)". Kerry said it was vital that Islamabad moved to "deprive any group of sanctuary", highlighting the threat posed by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based Kashmiri separatist group behind a string of anti-Indian attacks.

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Escaped Chibok girl: I miss my Boko Haram husband

She told CNN that she misses her husband, Mohammed Hayatu, who has been under military detention since he surfaced with Amina on the outskirts of Sambisa forest. A still image from a video posted by Nigerian militant group Boko Haram on social media, seen by Reuters on August 14, 2016, shows dozens of girls the group said are school girls kidnapped in the town of Chibok in 2014.

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Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown Named in FOX News Lawsuit?

He said this to the Boston Globe: "Her statement about our limited on air, green room interactions are false.There were never any circumstances of any kind whatsoever in which I had any interaction with her or any other employee at Fox , outside the studio".

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British man dies after stabbing attack at Australian hostel

Instead, in a touching tribute, the 30-year-old's sister, Olivia, called for those who loved him to remember him as a friend. His father, Les, made a frantic dash from his home in England's northwest to be by his son's side at Townsville Hospital from Thursday night.

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FBI to release Clinton emails report as soon as Wednesday

The bureau has been moving to prepare the documents for public release, including Clinton's interview with federal agents last month, following public information requests, said the official who is not authorized to comment on the matter publicly.

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Isner blasts Kaepernick anthem protest as 'pathetic'

Kaepernick's protest and comments come within days of the start of the college football season with a large slate of HBCU football games included. Kaepernick provoked controversy and debate when he opted not to stand during the singing of America's national anthem before a recent preseason game.

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Kaine slams Trump for not disclosing taxes, foreign ties

Kaine says that Trump's ties to Russian Federation create a conflict of interest in the United State and overseas. Clinton and Kaine have both released several years of their tax returns , as has been commonplace for major-party presidential candidates since Richard Nixon.

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US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf

In January, the Iranian navy captured 10 USA crewmembers from two American patrol boats that strayed into Iranian waters and held them overnight. "And they are trying to do it in provocative ways that are unsafe, unprofessional and, really, I think, work against their - their objectives in the long term here", he said.

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Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

According to Italian coastguard, forty separate rescue operations took place off the Libyan town of Sabratha and included vessels from Italy as well as EU's border agency and two non-governmental organizations. Several vessels run by humanitarian organisations help patrol the route but risks were highlighted earlier this month when MSF said one of its boats was sacked on by armed men.

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Mississippi State to use 2 QBs in season opener

They play SC in-between those two contests. Fall camp began with four options as potential starters. Redshirt freshman Nick Tiano appears to be the third-string quarterback, though Mullen said he's excited about his long-term future with the program.

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Chris Brown Was Arrested On Suspicion Of Assault With A Deadly Weapon

Authorities responded to singer Chris Brown's Los Angeles home early Tuesday after a woman called police seeking assistance, officials said. The LAPD are reportedly in the process of obtaining a police warrant to search Brown's home for a weapon matching the description the woman gave of the alleged incident.

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Nigerian-Lebanese Clinton Foundation Donor Denied Entry to US

Chagoury is a prominent example of the nexus between Hillary Clinton's State Department and the family's Clinton Foundation , which has come under renewed scrutiny during her presidential run. Michel de Chadarev, an official with Aoun's party, told the Times that Chagoury stopped supporting the politician years ago after a dispute over oil franchises, noting that the billionaire backs one of Aoun's rivals for the Lebanese presidency.

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Chinese Premier Li meets Canadian PM Trudeau

In response to a question, he also said Canada is looking very favourably at the possibility of joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, in part because the Liberal government believes very much in infrastructure investments. The two leaders called for further development of bilateral relations. Trudeau's predecessor, Stephen Harper, had a chillier reception on his first visit to Beijing in 2009, three years into his term, when then-Premier Wen Jiabao publicly berated him for not ...

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Tourism added as work stream under India-US Commercial Dialogue (Fifth Lead)

New Delhi- India and the U.S. on Tuesday agreed to add partnership in the travel and tourism sector to the existing work streams under the bilateral Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, Indian Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced here.

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Apple must pay up to $14.5B in back taxes to Ireland

The Commissioner also mentioned that under investigation are the e-commerce giant Amazon .com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) and the restaurant chain McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) as well. This would be subtracted from the up to €13 billion to be recovered from Ireland . Both Apple and Ireland are expected to submit their respective appeals against the verdict before the Commission, the BBC reported.

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Syria war: U.S. welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

YPG leaders say they have, but the Syrian Democratic Forces are advised by their units, which is not clear if any stay west of the Euphrates. Meanwhile, United Nations aid contracts worth tens of millions of dollars have gone to people closely associated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite U.S.

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Seven Killed At American University Campus In Kabul

Armed gunmen then entered the campus and began a nine-hour siege, which ended when Afghan police killed the attackers. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the assault, but it occurred as Taliban insurgents ramp up their nationwide summer offensive against the Western-backed Kabul government.

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Trump to visit Mexico ahead of immigration speech

Trump has made illegal immigration and his call for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. He will visit Mexico today at its president's invitation. His trip to Mexico would come between his events. During his announcement speech, Trump accused Mexico of sending its rapists and criminals across the border, and vowed to build a giant wall to stop them, along with the flow of illegal drugs.


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