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Tropical weather expected to drench NC coast

Coastal areas of Georgia and the Carolinas are expected to receive storm total rainfall of 4 to 7 inches, with local amounts of 10 inches possible through Saturday morning which may cause flooding. discussion. The heaviest rain is likely coming to the Tampa Bay area on Thursday . All of Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties are now under a Tropical Storm Warning.

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India blessed with fastest growing major market in Asia: Kerry

Kerry said Washington had made it clear to Islamabad that it needs to act against groups such as the Taliban-linked Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba that are suspected of operating from Pakistan to launch attacks against its neighbours India and Afghanistan.

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China wants a successful G20 but suspects West may derail agenda

The 11th G20 Summit kicking off on September 4 in Hangzhou will help revive the world economy, read a commentary published on People's Daily under the byline of Guo Jiping ahead of the summit. The G20 Hangzhou summit will show the world the tangible accomplishments produced from the chemical reaction between an emerging platform of global economic governance and a economically progressive developing nation.

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North Korea denounces UN condemnation, warns US of action

South Korean officials said the submarine-launched missile flew about 310 miles, the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon. Foreign and defense ministers of c and the United States intend to hold a meeting in October to discuss countermeasures against the North Korean nuclear threat, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said Sunday.

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Kerry Urges India to Eliminate Red Tape to Spur Economic Growth

Sushma Swaraj said: "I apprised Secretary John Kerry of cross-border terrorism by Pakistan". He said had spoken to Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about the need for his country to deprive any group of "sanctuary". On the India-US-Afghanistan trilateral, Kerry attempted to ameliorate Pakistani fears, saying the mechanism is not aimed at isolating the country, but will be in its interest to ensure a peaceful Afghanistan.

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Obama Announces the Largest Protected Marine Monument on Earth

The White House announced on Friday U.S. President Barack Obama chose to expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the largest marine protected area in the world. "Native Hawaiian culture considers the Monument and the adjacent area a sacred place. Additionally, within the monument expansion area, there are shipwrecks and downed aircraft from the Battle of Midway in World War II, a battle that marked a major shift in the progress of the war in favor of the ...

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Junior doctors to stage further industrial action amid contract row

The plan is said to have been drawn up by the British Medical Association's committee of junior doctors, who will put it to a vote of senior officials today. If it does happen, thousands of scheduled operations are likely to be postponed and the JDC acknowledged that there would be a "regrettable impact on patient care".

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No second vote or attempt to stay in European Union by 'back door'

The Prime Minister said: "This is a moment of great opportunity for our country: the chance to forge a bold, new positive role for ourselves in the world, and to reshape our economy and our society here at home". She told Today she would be "concerned about any plans to curb immigration" from Europe, which had " benefited our country, especially business". "The British people have voted to leave".

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No back-door moves to keep Britain in Europe: PM May

He said Britain should not "waste time trying to negotiate elaborately" a special trade deal with the European Union and that Article 50 should be triggered as quickly as possible. It has benefitted our country, especially business. "It will not be able to access the single market unless its accepts the four freedoms, all its regulation and budgetary solidarity".

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French mayor on burkini ban: 'They must accept our way of life'

The French government is split on the bans, with the Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem calling them "dangerous for national cohesion" - a statement which her Prime Minister criticised. The ban was also a "stupid reaction" to terrorist attacks that have blighted France recently, and have seen huge number of people killed in incidents inspired by IS.

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UN rights office urges French towns to repeal burkini bans

A French court has overturned a ban on burkinis issued in Cannes - the first in a series of bans on the swimwear this summer that set off a heated controversy at home and a wave of outrage overseas. However, France's Council of State ruling stated "emotion and concerns arising from the terrorist attacks" could not justify such bans. By stimulating polarisation between communities, these clothing bans have only succeeded in increasing tensions and as a result may actually undermine the effort ...

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Korea: Pyongyang executes vice premier

The South's comments follow a news report on Tuesday that said the North had executed two high-ranking officials earlier in the month for disobeying leader Kim Jong Un. "He was arrested on site and intensively questioned by the state security ministry", it quoted a source as saying. The 71-year-old Kim is a career military intelligence official who is believed to be the mastermind behind the North's frequent cyber-attacks against Seoul .

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Russian Federation claims it killed top ISIS official Adnani in Syria

The terror group had announced Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death through its news outlet, Amaq, yesterday. But even as the United States has focused much of its counterterrorism operations on targeted strikes against terrorist leaders, analysts say the jury is still out on whether such strikes have been truly effective at curbing groups as a whole.

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Only Limited Change to Clinton Foundation Donor Rules

The new policy was devised by Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton , and approved at a foundation board meeting Thursday, according to a foundation official. During Clinton's tenure as the United States top diplomat, the foundation reached an agreement with the Obama administration to prohibit foreign donations to its programs, but questions persisted.

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Report of cows stolen from Ashburton farm

Workers on the dairy farm near, the town of Ashburton, discovered the cows were missing as the herd was being gathered as they neared their calving dates , Stuff New Zealand has reported. "It's unlikely the theft of hundreds of animals could be completed at once, and is more likely that multiple thefts could be carried out over a period of time", he said.

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Speakers at Augusta Rally Urge LePage to Resign, Get Help

Gattine and then I want to meet with my team at my office and we're going to look at what the proper steps are to move the state forward". On Friday, LePage apologized to “the people of Maine” — but not to Gattine — a day after he left a voicemail message that said , “I am after you” and then told reporters he wished he could challenge Gattine to a duel and point a gun “right between his eyes.” Also, he called Gattine a vulgar name related to oral sex.

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Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's Outer Banks have been spared from a tropical storm system that has been moving toward the state for two days, an official said Wednesday. But he said it's likely to stay south of North Carolina. Still, he cautioned its path was hard to predict days in advance. Foot traffic was sparse. "The amount of day-trippers has been pretty minimal because I think people were anxious they'd get down here and not be able to get back", he said by phone, referring to ...

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India growth threatened by business 'roadblocks': Kerry

Kerry was supposed to visit the Sisganj Gurudwara, Gaurishankar Temple and the Jama Masjid in the national capital after his IIT event, but that programme has been cancelled for now. We must strike at the root causes of violent extremism and we have to work hard to understand different variations of causes", Kerry said. In what is seen as a clever balancing act, while pitching for strong action by Pakistan against terror outfits, Kerry said when Islamabad takes action there is usually ...

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Ali Bongo: Gabon President re-elected with 49.80 pct - validated final results

Bongo's chief rival Jean Ping , who had already announced he won the vote, came second with 48.23 percent, Moubelet said, amid turnout of 59.46 percent of the oil producing country's roughly 600,000 voters. Nze said French lawyers had suggested Ping was the victor of the election before the results had come out. Gabon's economic troubles, caused by falling oil output and prices, have fuelled opposition charges that its 1.8 million people have struggled under Bongo's leadership.

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IS attack targets Turkey-backed Syrian rebels

However, Turkey's minister of European Union affairs, Omer Celik, on Wednesday dismissed those reports, while the spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said such a deal was "out of the question", insisting the Kurdish Syrian militiamen will remain a target for Turkey until they move east of the Euphrates River.

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Urjit Patel named as next RBI Governor

Urjit Patel's appointment as new RBI Governor appeared to have support of BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who had launched a series of attacks against the outgoing Governor Raghuram Rajan. He was a Consultant (1998-2001) to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, New Delhi . The elevation of Urjit Patel as the governor of Reserve Bank of India ( RBI ) amid a small window to operationalise the new Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) framework has brought a slew of challenges for ...

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Israeli Forces Close Palestinian Radio Station, Arrest Five Journalists

The Israeli army has rounded up 18 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, said a Palestinian NGO on Tuesday. At the same time, some 222 Palestinians and 34 Israelis died in incidents where young Palestinians attacked Israelis with knives, guns and motor vehicles.

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Briton slain in Australian stabbing recognized for bravery

Rosie Ayliffe has arrived in Australia from the United Kingdom to collect the ashes of her Mia, 21, who was killed during a frenzied knife attack at a hostel south of Townsville. Police previously said they were investigating whether Ayad had an "obsession" with Ms Ayliffe-Chung, from Wirksworth, Derbyshire, and described Mr Jackson's actions as "selfless".

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Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire from worldwide cricket after Australia series

Dilshan captained Sri Lanka for two years between May 2010 and January 2012 and was an effective off-spin bowler, picking up 106 wickets at an average of 44.84. After opting to bat, Sri Lanka lost openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Tillakaratne Dilshan off successive deliveries inside the first 19 balls. Dhananjaya de Silva's dismissal for seven runs reduced Sri Lanka to 158-5, but Mathews and Perera shared a stand of 103 from 94 balls to revitalize Sri Lanka's innings.

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Hull set to confirm three new signings on Tuesday

Five long-term injuries have left him with a threadbare squad - he had 13 senior players to face United - while the club's pending takeover has meant no new arrivals since the end of last season. Schweinsteiger does not intend to leave Old Trafford this month and said: "My wish would be to continue playing for Manchester United but I have no personal problems with Jose Mourinho ".

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Colombia Final Peace Accord

Although polls show approval is likely, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia is deeply unpopular and many voters may prefer a scenario that would allo. Obama said of the peace agreement. The peace agreement was announced on Wednesday after more than four years of gruelling negotiations in Cuba. Santos announced on television that his government and the Marxist rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were working out the final details of a ceasefire and peace deal ...

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California Lawmakers Pass Farmworker Overtime Bill

However, the FLSA failed to include agricultural workers throughout the United States, and in 1941, the state Legislature officially exempted all agricultural workers from statutory requirements of overtime. The bill would introduce overtime pay gradually starting in 2019, eventually requiring time-and-a-half overtime pay for more than eight hours worked in a day or 40 worked in a week by 2022.

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Reliance Jio 4G SIM

Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani is likely to make some crucial announcements related to the much awaited Reliance Jio 4G mobile services. Bharti Airtel is the first operator to launch 4G services in the country in 2012, and since then few other operators like Vodafone and Idea have also launched their 4G services.

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Key IS leader killed in Syria's Aleppo

USA officials could not confirm the report of Adnani's death, but a senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity to comment on an evolving situation, said that aircraft belonging to the US -led coalition had targeted a "senior leader" from Islamic State in Bab, a city in northern Aleppo province, on Tuesday.

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Cabinet approves grant of Permanent Residency Status to foreign investors

Foreigners need to invest 100 million rupees ($1.49 million) over 18 months, or 250 million rupees over three years, resulting in jobs for at least 20 resident Indians every fiscal year to be allowed to settle, the government said in a statement.

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Cannes burkini ban overturned after top French court ruling

The anti-Islamophobia group which spearheaded the legal challenge to the burkini ban said it will go to court this week to force four French Riviera towns - Nice, Menton, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and Frejus - to drop the measure. In France, opinion is divided between those who see the laws as an infringement on religious freedom and those who view the Islamic dress as inconsistent with France's rigorously enforced secularism.

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Pakistan needs to push harder in dealing with terror: Kerry

Kerry had been due to return from New Delhi to Washington on Thursday. -Indian relationship and calling for adherence to a rules-based worldwide system. Stating that both sides were developing more joint counter-terrorism exchanges, programmes, and initiatives to deepen the bilateral partnership, it said.

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Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family

Mr Kasas, 56, told ABC the dog must have fallen out while he was fixing a mechanical problem and his wife was steering. "From there, it was just a matter of getting the word out as much as I could so that everyone in the area would be looking for this dog when she got to shore", Fiedor said.

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White House says has no evidence Russian Federation killed Islamic State leader

A US defence official told Reuters the United States targeted Abu Muhammad al-Adnani in a Tuesday strike on a vehicle travelling in the Syrian town of al-Bab. The IS-affiliated Amaq news agency announced propaganda chief Adnani's death late on Tuesday, saying he "was martyred while surveying operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo" in northern Syria.

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Prince's Paisley Park Will Open for Public Tours

Says his sister Tyka,"Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on". Nelson stated that when Prince was still alive, only few people got the rare chance to witness the incredible place.


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