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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to reopen border crossing

The two neighbors have tense relations over several issues, including Afghan accusations that Pakistan harbors the Taliban. Tensions had flared at the border after angry protestors had desecrated the Pakistani flag. Pakistanand Afghanistantoday agreed to re-open a friendship gate from tomorrow at a border crossing in Balochistanthat was closed for two weeks after Afghanprotesters burned the Pakistani flag at a border rally.

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USA warns Syrian regime not to fly near coalition troops

Cook stopped short of threatening to shoot down a Syrian or Russian plane that might threaten USA forces, saying: "We're going to get into our rules of engagement". Providing air support for ground troops in Syria is complicated for the United States because some of its allies are also targets of the Syrian government.

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Korea: Top official executed, two others to be 're-educated', says S. Korea

On 24 August, Kim Jong-un's country fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast that reportedly flew about 500km (300 miles) before landing near Japan's territory in the East Sea. At that meeting, Kim was named chairman of the newly created State Affairs Commission, which supplanted the National Defense Commission. It is hard to independently verify news about top officials in the North or the inner circle around the leader.

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Turkish minister briefed Russia on progress in Syria operation -Turkish sources

Turkey sees the YPG as an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that has waged a bloody war against the Turkish state since 1984. "Although fighting terrorism and struggling for stability in the region are the policy of peace-loving countries, it can not be an excuse for violating the integrity of another country by a military operation on its soil without prior coordination with its government", said Qasemi.

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Turkey denies cease-fire deal with Kurdish rebels in Syria

But Turkey neither confirmed nor denied the claim, saying only it awaited the fulfullment of a Kurdish promise to the United States to retreat east of the Euphrates river "as soon as possible". Media reports said the Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria had reached a "loose agreement" to stop fighting each other. Although they share an enemy in ISIS, Syria's Kurds and Ankara dislike each other nearly as much.

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Donald Trump: Presidential candidate to meet Mexican president ahead of immigration speech

Trump is scheduled to deliver a crucial speech Wednesday evening in Phoenix, Arizona seen as an opportunity to clarify his positions on immigration. Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has also been invited to a meeting with Pena Nieto but it is not yet clear if she has accepted , although her spokeswoman took a dim view of Trump's trip.

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Stop the mudslinging over Hawks and Gordhan

We are making a call that all people involved, stakeholders or individuals, must cooperate with investigations. He explained that they were not saying Gordhan must be untouchable but it was "unnatural" for the Hawks to send him 27 questions and then summon him to their headquarters to make a warning statement - which Gordhan refused to do - as that had "an element of humiliating the minister".

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USA slams European Union, but Apple tax demand first issued in Washington

It found that both companies received tax breaks of between €20-million and €30-million each. In addition, the country should "reduce vulnerability to economic fluctuations and shocks, inter alia by broadening the tax base. arms in European companies. The money can be held in escrow pending a ruling. In a press release the commission published a graphic illustrating how Apple benefitted from Ireland's state aid.

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NYPD Expected to Release Witness Sketch in NYC Jogger Murder

Boyce said Tuesday investigators had developed a DNA profile of the killer based on evidence found on Vetrano's phone and body but it generated no hits in the FBI's CODIS database. "I just want to question him because I would see him nearly every day", Vetrano said. "I've seen him for three years, four or five days a week...but I haven't seen him since [the murder]".

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Turkey to fight IS, Syrian Kurdish militia with 'same determination': Erdogan

The Turkish Air Force is inflicting air strikes on the positions of the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) in Syria , Milliyet newspaper reported August 28. Speaking at a rally in the border town of Gaziantep, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his military is committed to fighting terrorism in Syria and Iraq.

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ISIS says spokesman killed in Syria

A USA defense official told Reuters the United States targeted Adnani on Tuesday in a strike on a vehicle travelling in the Syrian town of al-Bab. Mohammad al-Adnani, the official spokesman of ISIS and one of its most senior members, has died in Syria , the terror group said in a rare public statement.

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Japan confirms Africa's large economic potential

Abe is using the conference to meet dozens of leaders from across the continent, including Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and South Africa's Jacob Zuma. Some seminars will discuss; Technology Enabling Innovation and Industrialization in Africa, increased Health Investment for Africa, tapping into the power of youth to build a solid and sustainable foundation of African development, Eliminating Maternal Deaths.

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Senior ISIS leader killed in United States precision strike in Syria

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said on Tuesday the U.S. was "still assessing the results of the strike". Al-Adnani's death would be one of the most high-profile killings of an ISIS official since Abu Omar al-Shishani died - described by the Pentagon as the ISIS "minister of war" - in a USA airstrike in March 2016.

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Al Houthis Should Welcome the New Yemen Peace Plan

Elsewhere, coalition airstrikes in the northern city of Saada killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said. Earlier, Iran's Press Television, citing Yemeni al-Masirah television, reported that a missile has hit Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. A Saudi-led military coalition has also intensified its air raids in Yemen since the peace talks collapsed.

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Schweinsteiger still dreams of playing for Man United

Germany's friendly against Finland in Moenchengladbach on Wednesday doubles as Schweinsteiger's farewell on his 121st - and final - global appearance when he will captain die Mannschaft for the last time. The United boss was in high spirits after the latest victory over Hull, thanks to a 92nd minute goal from Marcus Rashford, and insisted his target is to win the league title in his first season at the club.

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North Korean vice premier 'executed for anti-revolutionary acts'

That confirmation will be important; Seoul in February said North Korean military chief of staff Ri Yong-Gil had been executed - only for Ri to turn up at a party rally in May. The education minister was killed by a firing squad in July as "an anti-party, anti-revolutionary agitator", according to an official at the ministry who wished to remain anonymous.

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Tropical weather expected to drench North Carolina coast

Tropical Depression Nine could soon become a tropical storm. Karins warned of rough surf and risky rip currents off of North Carolina as so-called Tropical Depression 8, which had glanced the coastline late Tuesday, headed back out into the Atlantic.

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Feeling unloved? Mother Teresa understood, priest said

Father Bill Stanfield and 28 church members are making the pilgrimage for the ceremony. In September 2015, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints accepted the findings of the medical commission and presented the report to Pope Francis for his final approval.

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Vital that Pakistan joins fight against terrorism - Kerry

India and the United States have pledged to deepen their security and commercial ties and boost counter terrorism cooperation by expanding intelligence sharing about known or suspected extremists and terrorist threats. Back in the U.S., Kerry was criticized for an off-hand comment he made Monday in Bangladesh suggesting the media reduce coverage of terrorist attacks.

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Uzbek PM leads national celebration; president still ill

Doctors can not predict his health condition for the nearest future. On Sunday, the Uzbek government announced that Karimov, long dogged by rumours of ill health, had been hospitalised, without giving details. In 2014, it was revealed that she had been under house arrest for at least a year, with various associates arrested and jailed. FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, July 10, 2015, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

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New Gary Johnson Ad: 'I Believe We Will Win'

The first debate is slated for September 26. "If we go into the presidential debates with the polarization" associated with both Clinton and Trump, "we might actually run the table on all this". After years of seeing "1 percent" poll ratings, Ms. Crawford shakes off projections about November. Thus, they decided that in order for a third party candidate to be eligible to participate in the event , he must obtain an average of 15 percent of the vote in national polls.

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Chris Brown arrested at home on assault charge

This image from aerial video provided by KABC-TV shows the home of entertainer Chris Brown with a police vehicle outside, in the Tarzana area of Los Angeles Tuesday. Earlier, Brown sent messages via social media proclaiming his innocence and rebuffing reports that he had barricaded himself in his home. Ramirez declined to elaborate on the charges against Brown, saying an investigation was still under way.

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Son Says No Trump 'Softening' Before Immigration Speech

Trump himself has said he does not want to spend too much time prepping for the crucial first presidential debate for fear he will come off as too stiff and rehearsed. "But again, you have to start with baby steps", he said. - Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details.

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Death toll in Yemen war rises to at least 10000

The conflict has displaced three million Yemenis and forced 200,000 people to seek refuge overseas, McGoldrick said. The UN had information that 900,000 of those displaced meant to try to return to their homes, he said. Eight days later, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, called for the establishment of an global, independent body to carry out comprehensive investigations in the country.

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Clinton must give testimony in e-mail case

Six weeks have passed since F.B.I. director James Comey characterized Hillary Clinton's e-mail practices as " extremely careless " but stopped short of recommending criminal charges. "Powell told her to use her own email, as he had done, except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a State Department computer".

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Another British backpacker dies after brutal attack in Australia

Mr Jackson, from Congleton, Cheshire, died in a north Queensland hospital on Tuesday. "There is dark and evil in this world perpetrated by a few, but so much more love and light emanates from so many more". Jackson received serious injuries to his head when he intervened during the attack in a bid to save Ayliffe-Chung. Rosie Ayliffe said she was planning a multi-faith funeral for her daughter to celebrate her life and had made a decision to include a reading from the Koran in light of the ...

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Questions Trump may tackle in anticipated immigration speech

And, Giuliani says, even more Christie-inspired changes to Trump's immigration stance will be forthcoming, like his call for tracking immigrant visas like Fedex packages, and using the E-Verify system to reduce illegal labor. "We want people- we have some great people in this country". "A lot of what [Trump] is saying is either completely wrong or completely contradictory", said Ben Johnson of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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3 hurt in Bishkek after blast at Chinese embassy

China condemned the "horrific terrorist attack" and said it would "strengthen antiterrorism cooperation with regional countries including Kyrgyzstan ", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement published on the ministry's website late Tuesday.

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Nigeria must strike at roots of extremism: US' Kerry

The group said that what is needed is to change the way things are done, not necessarily our rules, adding that the President has shown requisite will and zeal in the fight against corruption and Boko Haram. "Nigeria is priority for us". Nigeria's economy contracted in the first quarter and government officials have said recession is probably as vital oil revenues have crashed due to low crude prices.

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Joe Biden Will Attempt to Smooth Relations With Turkey

The Turkish government blames a self-exiled cleric living in Pennsylvania, Fethullah Gulen, for inciting the coup and has demanded his extradition. However, Biden said only the US federal courts have the power to extradite Gulen to Turkey, "God Willing there will be enough evidence to meet criteria which Turkey seeks on Gulen", Biden said.

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Burkini ban would be unconstitutional and fuel tensions, says French interior minister

However, Cazeneuve said Muslims must "continue to engage with us over gender equality, the inviolate nature of the principles of the French Republic, and tolerance in order to live together in peace". France is home to Europe's largest Muslim community with five million people. More French Muslims have joined the ranks of Islamic State militants than from other European nations - with at least 600 French citizens in Syria or Iraq, 160 killed and 1,800 either considering or en route.

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Turkey asks US to drop support for Syrian Kurds

Operations would continue until all threats, including from the YPG, were removed, he said. Kemal Kirisci, director of the Turkey Project at the Brookings Institution, said Turkey appears to have abandoned its dream of a total Sunni Arab Islamist victory in Syria's civil war.

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Huma Abedin: Clinton Aide Is Known as Her 'Second Daughter'

The New York Post published photos late Sunday that the newspaper said Weiner had sent previous year to a woman it identified only as a "40-something divorcee". Abedin has been under scrutiny during the probe into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Stylish and poised, Abedin carries enough clout within Clinton circles to headline high-profile fundraisers, as she did in 2015 alongside Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in Paris, raising money ...

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Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro wipes his face while he speaks during a pro-government rally in Caracas , Venezuela August 27, 2016. "We must win the battle against the coup - before, during and after the dates announced by these fascists", Maduro said in a televised broadcast.

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South Korea says top North Korean official executed

North Korea has executed by firing squad a vice premier in charge of education and punished two other senior officials, South Korea's government said Wednesday. Kim Jong Un, believed to be his early 30s, is revered at the center of an intense cult of personality, with state TV occasionally showing aging senior officials kowtowing and kneeling down before him.


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