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Turkish-Backed Syrian Rebels Advance Toward Syrian Kurds At Manbij

Turkey considers the YPG a branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party, a group that has fought a three decade insurgency against the Turkish state, and is determined to prevent the group establishing an autonomous region in northern Syria . On Friday night, the YPG said Turkey's military had fired on a village near Kobani, about 20 miles east of Jarablus. Earlier reports said the village of Jub al-Kousa, located almost nine miles south of Jarabulus and controlled by fighters backed by Kurdish ...

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China supports Myanmar in ongoing peace talks

In an earlier press conference Ban urged the new government to address the plight of the country's minority Rohingya Muslims, many of whom are denied citizenship and live in makeshift camps in western Rakhine state. It is regrettable to see some Indians still in a zero-sum mindset and treat China's increasing influence in Myanmar with "suspicion" and even "hostility", China's state-run Global Times said in an article today.

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Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, which is a sign of incomplete brain development. "Pregnant women and women intending to become pregnant are advised to take particular caution and travellers to the country must take precautionary measures against mosquitoes", the statement said .

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Storm should hit north Florida, but Lake, Sumter to get rain

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Watch for parts of Florida. National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Hagan said the tropical depression is expected to become a tropical storm later Wednesday and is keeping the atmosphere more moist than usual.

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Turkish President to EU on Migrant Deal

European Parliament President Martin Schulz and global parliamentary assembly heads on Thursday toured parts of Turkey's Parliament building damaged during a recent coup attempt. The government blames Gulen for the uprising and considers him and his followers to be terrorists. Gulen has condemned the coup attempt and denied any involvement in the violence.

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Erdogan rejects claims US-backed Kurds have retreated

That the United States supported the move of Turkey , a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, reverberated among ethnic Kurds across the region, where they are spread across four countries - Iran, Iraq, Syria , and Turkey - and have long dreamed of their own state, while being oppressed by autocratic governments that have denied them basic political rights.

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Japan's NHK reports 9 bodies found in flooded nursing home

Police received reports people were trapped in the aged care home after Typhoon Lionrock caused flooding but when police arrived they found the bodies. Toyota Motor Corp said , production has been suspended on Tuesday in 2 factories as Typhoon carried heavy rain and strong wind would affect road condition and delay in delivery of the parts.

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New license granted 'to cull more than 2000 badgers' in Dorset

The government is rolling out the cull to more parts of the country, with the stated aim of tackling tuberculosis in cattle - who can catch the disease from badgers. "There is still a huge amount of work ahead to ensure the eradication of bovine TB from this country", he added. The cull announcement and the launch of a consultation on wider controls on other animals was welcomed by the NFU, with the union's president Meurig Raymond stating "control of bovine TB in non-bovine animals has to ...

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Putin Says Russia Didn't Hack US Democratic Party

Clinton spokesman Jesse Lehrich said experts have concluded Russian Federation was behind the hacking of Democratic National Committee e-mails that were released by WikiLeaks just before the former secretary of state was to formally accept the party's nomination.

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Public relations nightmare for Mexican president following controversial Donald Trump visit

Even one of Mr Trump's own Latino advisory board members - Jacob Monty, an ardent Republican - has quit, saying he will no longer be a prop for the Presidential nominee. "Trade with Mexico has no measurable impact on USA unemployment or US wages, unlike trade with China", Gary Clyde Hufbauer, one of the study authors, told the Wall Street Journal .

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U.S. warship 'attacked' by Iranian speedboats in Persian gulf

During Wednesday's incident , the USS Squall "resorted to firing three warning shots from their 50-caliber gun, which caused the Iranian vessel to turn away", he said. Cook said the USA ships in the incidents Tuesday and Wednesday were acting in a "professional manner" and "we did not see the same from the Iranian boats".

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Uzbekistan's president is critically ill - government

His daughter on Monday said he had suffered a brain hemorrhage. Speculations regarding Karimov have been rampant since last Sunday, when he was hospitalized and opposition-controlled media outside the country claimed the president had already died.

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United Nations diplomats arrive in South Sudan, threaten arms embargo

The council will also assess the "ability and willingness" of peacekeepers to protect civilians and aid workers in danger, according to the terms for the trip, seen by Reuters, following accusations that United Nations troops failed to respond properly to deadly attacks and rapes, most recently in Juba .

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Five Dead as Militants Attack Christian Colony in Pakistan

One resident of the colony named Simon has been killed and two security guards and a police constable are also said to be seriously wounded in the attack. District Police Officer (DPO) Mardan Faisal Shahzad was quoted by Dawn News saying that the bomb contained 8 kilograms of explosive material. When a policeman asked the attacker to stop, the attacker threw a grenade at him, killing the officer, Khan said.

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Amid threats of violence Venezuelan opposition tests resolve

At a smaller rally of supporters, Maduro, the successor to late president Hugo Chavez, remained defiant. The opposition vowed to keep pressuring the government and to keep fighting for freedom and the will of the majority of Venezuelans , who wish for a country that can satisfy their basic needs and keep them secure.

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Venezuelan opposition vows to keep up pressure on Maduro

Estimates put the crowds at 500,000. People can visit jails and buy subsidized products in them, which otherwise are hard if not impossible to find in local supermarkets. "Today we have defeated a coup d'etat", said the president. González added that, like many Venezuelans , he used to support Chavez, who established generous social programs for the poor.

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Air strikes kill 25 people in attack on Syrian rebels

Russian Federation has been bombing anti-Assad forces for nearly a year. "They are about 10 kilometres from the airport" in Hama, Syria's fourth-largest city, said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman, whose group relies on a broad network of sources inside Syria.

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Pace bowlers Starc, Hazlewood won't play in South Africa

Australia, who were hammered 3-0 in the test series in Sri Lanka, have wrapped up the one-day series with an unassailable 3-1 lead. Australia hired Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan as a coaching consultant to help their batsmen prepare for the South Asian nation's pitches but many appeared clueless when facing veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who took 28 wickets and was named man-of-the-series.

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Donald Trump's an amateur in foreign policy: Kaine

Jacob Monty, a Houston lawyer and key proponent of the Latino case for Trump, resigned from Mr Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council following the Republican presidential hopeful's remarks in Phoenix, Arizona. "We will work together and we will get those problems solved". "To return home and apply for re-entry like everybody else under the rules of the new legal immigration system that I have outlined today", Trump said.

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Trade troubles haunt G20 leaders at China summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. A basic consensus was also achieved in several high-level principles regarding worldwide arrest warrants and the return of illegal assets in investigations against corruption among G20 countries, a global strategy of commercial growth, and guidelines for worldwide investment.

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'Make it awkward' and call out racism

The camera keeps rolling as Lipscombe proceeds to open the door of the auto and confront the man about his remark. "It's a thing with me when people make somebody feel uncomfortable, I like to do the same in return", Lipscombe said in an interview Thursday.

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Ex-Stanford student leaves jail early after sexual assault

The 21-year-old walked out the main entrance of Santa Clara County Jail without commenting to the media and climbed into a white SUV. Protesters have planned a demonstration later on Friday outside the jail calling for the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Turner.

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Brock Turner released from jail after serving half his term

Inmates sentenced to county jail in California often serve just half of their sentences before being released, based on factors such as good behavior, according to legal experts. She didn't say whether those messages include death threats. Turner also is barred from parks, schools and other places where children are expected to gather.

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Buhari to attend Kenyan conference on development

Abe unveiled his country's fresh financial assistance for Africa at a Japan-led African development conference that convened in the Kenyan capital Nairobi the same day. Around 70 agreements are expected to be signed. Abe promised that Japan's "high-quality and human resource development" would support industrialization in Africa.

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Georgetown President: Universities Have Responsibility to Address 'Original Evil of Slavery'

Most striking, however, will be an adjustment in the prestigious university's admissions system that will give a preference to descendants of the slaves, in the same way an edge is granted now to family members of its alumni. Georgetown officials haven't announced whether they will offer scholarships in addition to preferential admission treatment. In 1838, Georgetown University officials sold 272 people to a Louisiana plantation in order to supplement lean funding.

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NHS walk out: Junior doctor monthly strikes savaged by Theresa May

The British Medical Association council chairman Dr Mark Porter has blamed the dispute on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who he accuses of refusing to do "anything other than impose a contract on junior doctors". "Our board and the trusts we represent are therefore formally calling on the BMA to reconsider their proposed strikes for the sake of patients". The Department of Health says the week of action later this month could see 25,000 operations cancelled and 250,000 appointments may be ...

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Oil price outlook cut as doubts grow over output freeze

A weaker greenback makes oil purchases for countries with other currencies cheaper, potentially spurring demand for the fuel. With the price struggling to hold above $50 a barrel, there are still questions hanging over global economic growth.

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Syrian civilians and rebels continue to evacuate Daraya

As the first white bus with rebels and their families emerged from Daraya, Syrian army soldiers swarmed the vehicle, shouting pro-Assad slogans. The office of UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura sounded a note of caution saying it was "imperative that people of Darayya are protected in any evacuation that takes place, and that this takes place voluntarily".

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Tennessee stumbles past App State

Tennessee defensive line coach Steve Stripling believes the ninth-ranked Volunteers are more locked in for its game against Appalachian State than MI was in 2007. Hurd was alert on the third-and-goal play from the Appalachian State 2-yard line as senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs scrambled right and darted toward the end zone.

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Stanford University bans alcohol from undergraduate parties

The judge at the center of a controversial sentence involving Brock Turner, a former Stanford student convicted of sexual assault, has recused himself from making a decision in another sex case. Straight shots of hard alcohol, the policy notes, are prohibited at all parties. "Also, the costs associated with purchasing smaller containers of hard alcohol are higher than the cost per volume of larger containers, which may serve as a deterrent".

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Rasmussen poll: Trump leads Clinton nationally

Clinton has also seen her favorable rating in Pennsylvania drop and unfavorable rating increase while Trump's favorable rating has ticked up and his unfavorable rating has declined, F&M reported . Hillary Clinton's post-convention lead has disappeared, putting her behind Donald Trump for the first time nationally since mid-July. Sixty-four percent of voters - and 71 percent of women voters - said they trusted Clinton to do a better job.

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Former Redskins defensive end Stephen Paea signs with Browns

Paea, 28, was released by the Redskins earlier this week after playing one season in Washington after signing as an unrestricted free agent last year for four-years, $21 million. He registered 1.5 sacks in 11 games previous year before finishing the season on injured reserve. In his final year with the Bears, however, Paea finished the year as the fourth-highest ranked defensive tackle as a pass rusher, according to Pro Football Focus .

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'Ball still rolling' on trade deal with US: European Commission

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's economic minister, said on Sunday in an interview with German ZDF television that negotiations over TTIP had " de facto failed" because "Europeans, of course, should not subject ourselves to American demands".

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Hillary Clinton's latest poll numbers have Democratic voters panicking

The poll found Clinton at 38 percent favorable, 54 percent unfavorable in August compared to 47 percent favorable and 49 percent unfavorable in July. The FBI believes that protecting U.S. secrets is more important than ever, especially now that foreign actors have increased efforts to influence the approaching elections.

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John Kerry: The Media Should Stop Covering Terrorism So Much

Kerry, after holding talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and his Bangladeshi counterpart A H Mahmood Ali, said there was "no argument about it (the links)". Karim said Kerry expressed the U.S. interest to work "more closely" with Bangladeshi intelligence agencies. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the July 1 attack on the upscale cafe in Dhaka in which 22 people were killed and pictures of the attackers holding ISIS flags were posted online.


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