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United Kingdom manufacturing activity rebounds in August

Meanwhile, civil engineering activity stabilised following a reduction during the previous month. Auto sales have also leveled off this year after reaching a record level in 2015. "The near-stabilisation in construction activity in August. adds to the mounting evidence that the economy has so far held up pretty well following June's Brexit vote", economist Howard Archer from IHS Global Insight said.

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Harris drafted into Aussie coaching staff

The former Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has been named as the bowling coach for the Australia's series against the South Africa. The 36-year-old had retired from the worldwide cricket on the eve of last year's Ashes series due to a recurring knee injury and will now join head coach Darren Lehmann and newly-installed assistant coach David Saker for the ODI tour, featuring five matches against South Africa and one against Ireland.

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300 reindeer killed by a single lightning strike

The event was "an unusually large natural disaster", ITV reported officials as saying. It's not the first time that lightning has caused animal herds to die en masse . Knutsen noted that that during bad weather , reindeer stay very close together, which could be one plausible explanation for so many killed at once.

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Paris restaurant refuses to serve two Muslim women; faces backlash

French values must "transcend all others", he told French media. The restaurateur retorted: "Racists don't kill people". "However, Muslims must continue to engage with us over gender equality, the inviolable nature of the principles of the French Republic, and tolerance in order to live together", he said , noting that in overruling the ban, the court had "stated the law".

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Stop playing politics: May goes on the attack over junior doctor strikes

Junior doctors in Lincolnshire and across the country will strike on five consecutive days later this month, as the bitter conflict with the government over pay and conditions shows no sign of ending. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC today he was not responsible for the failure of negotiations, and claimed he had "bent over backwards" to resolve the disagreement, making 107 concessions during talks.

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Feds to distribute $53 million to states to fight opioids

States had to apply for the grants, which were awarded based in part on data about the rates of abuse and treatment in different states. The Obama administration is distributing more funding to help states deal with the devastating problem of Opioid abuse.

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Colombia and Farc reach peace deal to end 52-year civil war

Ever since the beginning of the formal part of the talks in 2012 Santos has promised a referendum on a deal, giving Colombians the final say over the future of their country. "I don't think there's space to renegotiate, to open discussions". While Santos will sell it to his people, his predecessor, former president Alvaro Uribe, is expected to lead the opposition.

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Inspired by Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa died while I was in America , but the Kolkata she left in the global imagination remained my cross to bear. A group from Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Spring are among those making the pilgrimage to the Vatican.

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Reliance unwraps Jio mobile telecom network with free calls, chea

This plans lowers the 1 GB 4G data rate to Rs 99.9. # All voice calls for Reliance Jio absolutely free and roaming charges will be zero within India. Reliance Jio , which has seen investments of around $20 billion so far, will offer free voice calls and cheaper 4G data, the company said today. Differentiating Jio's 4G services from others in the market, he said that pricing strategy should be "simple" for every India.

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Donald Trump Welcomes "Brexit Revolutionary"

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage appeared at a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday night, urging supporters of the Republican presidential nominee to "stand up to the establishment". "And you'll do it by doing what we did for Brexit in Britain". On Thursday, Clinton hit back, accusing Farage of "stoking anti-immigration sentiment" to achieve Brexit in June's referendum.

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After lifetime with the poor, Mother Teresa speeds to sainthood

They have long maintained that Besra had been suffering from a cyst, not a cancerous tumor. The Vatican said Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, that Francis approved a decree attributing a miracle to Mother Teresa's intercession during an audience with the head of the Vatican's saint-making office on Thursday, his 79th birthday.

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Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan attacked with vehicle bomb

August 30: China on Tuesday condemned the auto bombing near the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan that killed the suicide bomber and left three others injured. Impoverished majority-Muslim Kyrgyzstan - which borders western China - has a history of political instability and battling extremism. Three embassy staff suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital, but no organisation had yet claimed responsibility, Ms Hua said.

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Backpacker murder accused does not appear in court

The 29-year-old suspect allegedly repeated the phrase - which means God is greatest in Arabic - when arrested by Queensland police who were "confronted with a awful scene" at the hostel in Home Hill - about 100km south of Townsville - on Tuesday night.

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US trade spokesman says US-EU TTIP talks making progress

He said he would withhold support from any agreement reached before the end of Barack Obama's presidency in January. TTIP comprises of three main blocks, market access for European Union and US companies, cooperation on regulatory issues and global rules of trade such as sustainable development or competition policy.

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USA varsity to give admissions boost to slave descendants

Part of the proceeds from the slave sale - translating in monetary terms to roughly $3.25 million in today's dollars - paid off Georgetown College's debts and helped the school expand. "It's taking steps that a lot of universities have been reluctant to take". Before student activism drew national attention to the school last November, DeGioia created the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation to devise meaningful ways for Georgetown to atone for its past sins.

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Russia Says Its Airstrike Killed ISIS' Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani

The ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency announced Adnani's death late on Tuesday, saying he "was martyred while surveying operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo" in northern Syria. While al-Adnani's death is a setback for IS, considering his senior position and involvement in the propaganda efforts of the jihadist group, people should remain realistic about the impact it will ultimately have, Ammar Waqqaf, founder and director of Gnosos think tank, told RT.

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Turkish forces bombard northern Syria areas controlled by Kurdish militia

The bombardments came after Ankara suffered its first military fatality since it launched the two-pronged offensive against the Islamic State group and Syrian Kurdish militia inside Syria on Wednesday. On Friday night, the YPG said Turkey's military had fired on a village near Kobani, about 20 miles east of Jarablus. On Thursday, the Turkish-backed FSA gained full control of Jarabulus after the launch of air and ground assault as part of the cross-border campaign by the Turkish armed ...

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Russian Federation backs 48-hour Aleppo truce, United Nations wants other sides to commit

It's unclear whether Washington and Moscow could overcome the final hurdles, as both support opposing sides in the conflict. As the administration continues to pursue a strategy of partnering with a hodgepodge of local fighters against the Islamic State group without getting pulled deeper into Syria's civil war or rupturing relations with Turkey, Kerry will meet Lavrov in Geneva on Friday.

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Vestager denies €13bn Apple tax ruling was political

Margrethe Vestage, the top competition official for the European Commission, the EU's executive body, said the deal amounted to illegal state aid to Apple from Ireland. Cook said he would fight closely with Ireland to overturn the ruling, which he said had "no basis in law or in fact". "What Ireland was doing was harming other countries", he told CNBC.

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Explosion hits criminology institute in Brussels

Reports of a bomb outside Belgium's criminal institute early Monday are probably false, the Brussels prosecutor's office said, describing the incident as much more likely an arson attack created to destroy. The institute is part of Belgium's federal justice system. Among the institute's tasks is carrying out forensic analysis for criminal cases. "The lab's windows were ejected several tens of meters".

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North Korea minister executed 'for showing lack of respect'

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. The official said before the execution, Yong-Jin first faced an investigation because of the way he was seated during a June meeting attended by the Leader Kim Jong Un .

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Astronomers have found the closest exoplanet to Earth

However, Proxima Centauri is so much smaller and dimmer than the sun that its planet's orbit is suitably positioned for liquid water despite being just 4.4 million miles away. It comes down to an understanding of the star this planet orbits, as well as how data collection has evolved during the last 16 years. But as more and more astronomers turn their attention to a possible neighboring Earth , researchers are hopeful new insights aren't far off.

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India Lifts Curfew In Most Of Kashmir; Violence Continues

Mr Narendra Modi said Ekta (unity) and Mamata (affection) was the crux of all interactions he had recently on Kashmir situation. Meanwhile, according to a spokesman of the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir , "barring some stray stone pelting incidents, the overall situation remained under control throughout the valley till filing of this report".

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China's Organizational Work for G20 Summit Approved

And in turn, more people may enjoy the benefits of a global economy. Economic restructuring is the Chinese solution to defy global downturn pressures. "The whole exercise will be about giving China a lot of face", said Jean-Pierre Cabestan of Hong Kong Baptist University. The government has dramatically renovated Hangzhou, a tourist destination known for its scenic West Lake, shut down hundreds of factories to ensure telegenic blue skies, and rolled out restrictive security precautions.

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N.Korea executes vice premier for education

Jeong Joon Hee, a spokesman for Seoul's Unification Ministry, told reporters Wednesday that Kim Yong Jin, a vice premier on education affairs in North Korea's cabinet, had been executed. In April 2015, it was reported that Kim had his defence minister Hyon Yong-Chol summarily executed with an anti-aircraft gun. Another official, Choi Hwi, 62, was also sent to work in the countryside in late May after failures in his work in North Korea's propaganda division, the official said.

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Colin Kaepernick Explains Cops Depicted as Pigs on His Practice Socks

The 49ers' visit coincided with the annual Salute to the Military preseason game for the Chargers, who have strong fan support in their city's extensive armed forces community. "At the start of the third quarter, Petty officer 1st Class Steven Powell will return to the field where he will perform "God Bless America", the Chargers statement said".

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Mysterious signal discovered emanating from 94 light-years away

Picked up in mid-May 2015 by a radio telescope operated by the Russian Academy of Science, the signal appears to have come from the star HD 164595 , which is sun-like. "It's probably not anything but I'm glad that SETI is paying attention and will take a look at it", said ANU astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker . Shostak added that there is a long list of other possibilities that could have caused the signal .

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Two attackers killed at American University in Kabul

There are not a lot of Americans studying at the university, the official said, but there are a number of Americans on the faculty who could be trapped inside. The man shot at him, shattering the glass and cutting him. Three policemen were also killed in the attack . Sporadic gunfire could be heard through the night and, before dawn, police said the operation had concluded after they killed at least two attackers.

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Trump proposals 'a real threat' for Mexico — Pena Nieto

Speaking at a nighttime town hall where he fielded questions from young people, Pena Nieto sought to defend his decision. "It would have been easier just to cross my arms", he said. So, after his claim the payment wasn't discussed, the world was surprised to hear from Nieto, via his Twitter feed on Wednesday night that, in fact, they had discussed who would pay for it and that it sure wasn't going to be Mexico.

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Clinton represents war: French far-right leader

Clinton on Thursday led Trump by 4.6 points in the head-to-head matchup, while her lead was down to 3.6 points in the polling average that includes Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Senate race. It's also possible that adverse headlines last week about the Clinton Foundation and thousands of newly discovered emails from the private email server Clinton used as secretary of state reinforced why views of her had been worsening prior to the July conventions.

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Hurricane Hermine Floods Coastal Areas, Downs Trees As It Hits Florida

Hermine's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning were near 65 miles per hour (100 kph). Forecasters said it would strengthen slightly before blowing ashore but would still be only a Category 1 hurricane, meaning a wind speed of between 74 and 95 miles per hour.

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Suspect in smuggling of gun parts bares assassination plot vs. President Duterte

Director General Ronald Dela Rosa presented in a press conference one of the arrested suspects, identified as Wilford Padua who admitted he worked for the syndicate in which one of their "clients" was a buyer linked to the alleged plot to assassinate Duterte.

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Syrian-Kurdish YPG fighters reinforcing Syria's Manbij: security sources

After Kurdish-led forces this month seized Minbij in northern Syria from Islamic State, the last major town on the border under the extremists' control was Jarabulus, and a race developed between Turkey and the Kurds over its control. The conflict began as an uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has since drawn in regional states and world powers. The Jarablus Military Council, supported by the US -backed and Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, said the airstrikes on ...

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Oil falls as dollar rallies again; storm fears limit downside

Iran will cooperate as long as it is excluded from the freeze, or as Reuters put it, Iran will cooperate "so long as fellow OPEC members recognize its right to regain lost market share, the country' oil minister said on Friday". U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude slid 20 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $46.78. Prices have fallen by over 3.5 percent since their August peaks.

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U.N. Admits Role In Haiti Cholera Outbreak That Has Killed Thousands

The waterborne disease is now considered "endemic" in Haiti, meaning it's an illness that occurs regularly. The outbreak began near a base where 454 Nepali peacekeepers were housed , according to local findings. He added that a "new response will be presented publicly within the next two months, once it has been fully elaborated, agreed with the Haitian authorities and discussed with member states ".


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