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Thousands rescued from boats off Libya

Moreover, due to the increasingly profitable nature of people smuggling between Libya and Italy, competition among the groups has become intensified, posing even greater risks to migrants as corners are cut even further and more people crammed onto already ill suited boats.

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Teen killed, PDP MP's house attacked in Kashmir

There were no casualties in the last three days and protests had also subdued during this period. On Thursday, fresh clashes again erupted in Sopore town of the state, where a mob got engaged with security forces while another set ablaze a three-wheeler in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar city for disobeying the shutdown called by the separatists.

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Govt says Scorpene submarine data leak doesn't compromise security

India's Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said he has told the Chief of the Navy to analyse what has been leaked, to find out what the leaked documents say about the submarines they are buying and what impact that will have on India. A defence expert has said that there is no need to indulge in a game of "political football" with regard to the alleged leak of secret documents that detailed capabilities and characteristics of the Indian Navy's six Scorpene submarines.

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Home Office tests secret online immigration system after Brexit rush

May outlined immigration as the "red line" for Brexit negotiations after a cabinet meeting at the British prime minister's country residence Chequers in Buckinghamshire. Among those attending Wednesday's cabinet meeting were David Davis, head of the newly formed ministry responsible for Brexit, as well as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Liam Fox, the minister responsible for trade, both of whom also are focused on Brexit-related issues.

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John Kerry, Penny Pritzker call on PM Modi

The United States on Wednesday said that Pakistan has to do more work towards clearing the terror sanctuaries and push harder against "indigenous groups" engaged in terrorist activities operating from its soil that are affecting ties with India and Afghanistan's peace and stability and that the U.S.

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Turkey denies truce with Kurdish militia

Turkey understandably sees the Kurdish independence movement a threat and last week moved to protect its interests in Syria. "We in the USA and Europe may see ISIS as the primary threat", said Anthony Cordesman, a Middle East expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Gabon opposition says presidential guard attacks HQ, 1 dead

Ping said there had been report of hoodlums breaking into the area surrounding the parliament building in Libreville and started a fire, while the home of Deputy Prime Minister Paul Biyoghe-Mba was also set on fire. "This victory by such a tight score obliges.each of us to respect the verdict of the ballot box and our institutions", Bongo said in the text of a speech distributed to reporters.

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More US adults use marijuana, don't think it's risky

National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2002 to 2014. The results showed that, in 2002, 10.4 percent of survey respondents said they had used marijuana in the previous year. that the laws related to marijuana have been changing; we've seen a number of states passing laws to allow marijuana for medical purposes". The study's author, Wilson M.

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United States to resettle 10000th from Syria, envoy says

There are more than 4.8 million Syrian refugees , according to the United Nations. The number of Syrian refugees arriving in CT has surged in recent months, according to federal figures . "This increase in Syrian refugee resettlement is not surprising as our state continues to be a welcoming home for refugees who go on to contribute to our economic comeback and Michigan's overall quality of life".

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Judge In Stanford Rape Case Won't Take Child Porn Case

In an explanation posted Monday , university officials said the new rules will effectively limit the availability of alcohol for student consumption as fewer stores stock the smaller bottles than the larger ones. "Sadly Stanford appears to agree with Brock Turner that "alcohol" and "party culture" are to blame for his conduct", Dauber tweeted Monday, apparently referring to the phrase "campus culture around alcohol" appearing in the new rule's announcement.

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Fire near Lytton forces evacuation order on First Nations land

A wildfire in the Lytton area isn't showing signs of slowing down, in fact, it grew overnight from 300 to about 500 hectares in size. On Wednesday night, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) expanded the alert to include properties from the CN Rail bridge to the Stein River in Lytton.

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White House says has no evidence Russian Federation killed Islamic State's Adnani

The Iraqi officials said he was believed to be personally responsible for al-Baghadadi's policy of remaining in deep hiding, and that he chaired meetings on al-Baghdadi's behalf. A USA counter terrorism official said that if al-Adnani is indeed dead, it would hurt the Islamic State "in the area that increasingly concerns us as the group loses more and more of its caliphate and its financial base ...

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USA allies at war as Turks, Kurds clash

The Jarablus Military Council, part of the SDF, said Turkish planes hit the village of al-Amarna south of Jarablus, causing civilian casualties. The areas where the fighting takes place are held by the SDF, which is predominantly compiled of Kurdish troops and is seen by the U.S.

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MCOCA court frames charges against Chhota Rajan in scribe murder case

Rajan , however pleaded not guilty to all the charges. The court will hear the case next on September 7. Rajan was connected to the Mumbai court from Tihar jail through video conferencing. According to the chargesheet, Rajan , who was reportedly hiding in Malaysia at that time, had called Dey for a meeting but the journalist had refused.

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Marco Rubio Challenges Patrick Murphy to 6 Debates

Corrine Brown (D-Fla.), facing a 22-count federal corruption indictment as well as a redrawn district, became the fifth House incumbent to lose a primary this cycle. senator from the southwestern state, according to media projections. McCain , in turn, sought to avoid engaging with Ward even while spending money to link her to conspiracy theories about aircraft spraying Americans with chemicals, dubbing her Chemtrail Kelli.

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US, South Korea join list of countries issuing travel warnings on Singapore

Last week Hong Kong reported what was thought to be its first locally transmitted Zika case but that person has since tested negative for the virus. "They are not known to have travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, and are thus likely to have been infected in Singapore ", it added. Most of those infected were foreign construction workers, and all lived or worked within the same region of the country, said the health ministry .

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North Korea rejects UN council's condemnation

A press statement approved by all 15 members deplored thefact that the North's ballistic missile activities arecontributing to its development of nuclear weapon deliverysystems and increasing tensions. An anonymous spokesperson for the North's Foreign Ministry announced in a statement through the Korean Central News Agency on Sunday that the United States and its allies had "once again carried out a grave hostile act" against North Korea by protesting against the country's "self-defense ...

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Canada to announce the opening of seven new visa offices in China

Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques highlighted those sticking points Wednesday after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Canada and China would soon launch a feasibility study on an eventual free trade deal. They have also agreed to establish annual meetings between Li and Trudeau on a range of issues, including national security and the rule of law. A senior Canadian official said Wednesday that some technical discussions related to free trade with China have been held and will continue, but the ...

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A Bolt of Lightning Has Killed 323 Reindeer in Norway

Thousands of reindeer migrate across the Hardangervidda plateau as the seasons change. According to animal experts, so many reindeer were killed in the serious thunderstorm because reindeer tend to stay close to one another during harsh weather conditions.

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Body Found In Rubble Of Didcot Power Station

Thames Valley Police has confirmed that a body was located today. Three men have been missing since 23 February when the boiler house of Didcot A power station in Oxfordshire collapsed unexpectedly during preparations for a controlled demolition.

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United States sign deal to share military assets and bases

The JD (U), headed by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, also said the agreement has not only compromised with the national security but also made India a military ally of the USA like other military organizations such as SEATO and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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Rashford breaks Hull hearts with late goal

I have spoken to Mourinho and have no problem with him. Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford probably would have laughed if he was told this time previous year that supporters would have a song for him. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be given extra holiday time over the global break, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said. Jose Mourinho has said that he still wants Marcus Rashford to join up with England under-21s rather than the senior squad after the striker's latest ...

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

Retail sales in August reversed much of an immediate post-Brexit vote fall, with retailers reporting their strongest sales in six months, industry data has shown, partly due to a weaker pound attracting overseas buyers. Mrs May confirmed that she will not open exit negotiations under Article 50 of the European Union treaties before the end of this year, and pledged that there would be no second referendum and no attempt to keep Britain in the European Union "by the back door".

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Anger As Violence Erupts At Anti-Mugabe Protest

Most businesses shut down early on Friday fearing looting by protesters. They have also beaten up people wearing red T-shirts, the colour of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC), a BBC reporter at the scene says. "We will let you know once we are done", she said. Dozens of police blocked off the site of the opposition rally for electoral reforms by 2018, when 92-year-old Mugabe who has ruled the southern African country for decades will seek re-election.

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Protests roil north and south Kashmir

At least 72 people, including two policemen, have been killed in almost two months of unrest that has paralysed normal life in the valley amid the government-imposed curfew and separatist-called shutdown. Authorities on Thursday imposed curfew at three places in the Kashmir Valley Thursday as separatists extended their protest shutdown till September 8.

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Nine dead as typhoon Lionrock floods nursing home in northern Japan

On the island of Hokkaido, further north, rivers burst their banks. Typhoon swallowed about two rivers, breaking their banks entered Northern Japan. Upwards of 170,000 people have been affected by evacuation orders and more than 100 flights have been cancelled. An aerial view shows a flooded area of Kuji city on Wednesday after the typhoon.

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Gabon presidential guard attacks opposition headquarters, 1 killed

Police and soldiers, meanwhile, were stationed at most crossroads and petrol stations. It burned for hours before being extinguished, witnesses said. Firemen were attempting to put out the blaze, he said. "Confidence in the election results can only be restored by a transparent verification polling station by polling station", she continued. "This will help give the people of Gabon - as well as the global community - confidence the announced vote tallies are accurate", said US State ...

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Turkish air strikes kill 15 more civilians in Syria: Observatory

The YPG, which is part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition fighting Daesh, claimed that artillery had been fired at a village neighboring Kobani on Friday night, and that YPG positions have also been fired upon by Turkish forces.

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Kerry Says Extremists From Pakistan Preventing Peace In South Asia

Speaking on the India-US counterterrorism cooperation, Kerry said that no one nation could alone counter and defeat the extremists. "Mr Kerry was very glad to be able to be in New Delhi and have these discussions and we look forward to continuing that deep relationship is going forward", Mr Kirby said.

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Syria: US and Russian Federation both take credit over killing of IS leader

But a U.S. defence official dismissed the remarks. USA officials said that an airstrike in Syria had targeted Adnani, but they have not confirmed his death. She points out that while Adnani's death is a blow to ISIS, it will not bring about the group's end. But he was much more than a spokesman, CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said.

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Austria joins calls to stop TTIP trade deal with US

The politician stated that there is "no more political support in France" for the deal and that the U.S. side of the negotiations has only offered "crumbs" to Europe. Both sides have sought to conclude the negotiations by the end of this year. "It's going to require the resolution of some pretty thorny negotiations, but the president and his team are committed to doing that", White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in Washington.

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Brazil's President Removed From Office

He said: "My only interest is in handing over to my successor a country that is reconciled, pacified and growing economically". He asked his ministers to "vigorously defend" the government from accusations that Rousseff's dismissal amounted to a coup d'etat - a charge routinely levelled against the opposition by Rousseff's supporters.

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Gabon opposition says HQ attacked by presidential guard

Bongo, whose family has ruled the country for almost 50 years, polled 49.80 percent of the vote; his main rival Jean Ping , the opposition candidate, garnered 48.23 percent. The president of the opposition National Union party, Zacharie Myboto, who was inside the besieged building, said security forces were hurling teargas canisters and opened fire.

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South Africa V New Zealand

Nicholas, who was the last man out after batting for nearly 255 minutes, was well supported by BJ Watling (32) and Doug Bracewell (30). Steyn bowled Tom Latham with the first ball of the final innings, then had Latham´s fellow opener, Martin Guptill, caught at first slip, also for a first ball duck, off the final ball of the over.

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Maine governor won't hold town hall meeting

LePage called the legislator, Democrat Drew Gattine, a "son-of-a-bitch, socialist cocksucker", as first reported by the Portland Press-Herald. Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity. While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. But Republicans and Democrats in both chambers would have to agree to go back to work in Augusta - a pretty heavy lift weeks before an election.


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