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Uzbek President Dies Of Mysterious Illness

Karimov had been in power for at least 25 years, and his passing leaves uncertainty of who will succeed him, although Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev is seen as a candidate. "The death of Islam Karimov may open a pretty unsafe period of unpredictability and uncertainty in Uzbekistan", Alexei Pushkov, head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee, told the Tass news agency.

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Trump, Clinton and immigration

He said the simpler path would have been to do nothing, but he believed it necessary to stress to Trump the importance of the U.S. -Mexico relationship. And he vowed that no person living in the United States illegally could chart a path to legal status without first leaving the country. "I think it's impossible to have 100 percent of our border closed", she said.

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Clinton raises $143 million in August

Her haul in August is more than 50 percent higher than both the total that Clinton raised in July and that President Obama, himself a prodigious fundraiser, collected during the same period four years ago. He accused the Democratic presidential nominee of granting improper government access to people with ties to the Clinton Foundation, a charge which she and her campaign have denied.

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Putin says oil output freeze would be right decision

James Brown, an associate professor at Temple University in Tokyo who published a book this year on the territorial dispute, said Putin's comments suggested "the status quo suits Russian Federation quite well". Wikileaks did not reveal its source, though a hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer 2.0 claimed responsibility for the attack. Concessions over the islands would carry risks for Putin but could boost Japanese investment in Russian Federation at a time when Moscow, battered by low ...

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Hacked Illinois election system yielded information on 200000 voters

In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it's investigating the pair of incidents and advised states to scan their systems for specific signs of hacking.

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Two Alaska Planes Collide Near Russian Mission

Where the planes were flying to, and how they collided, is unknown. The planes involved were a Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan carrying three people and a Renfro's Alaskan Adventures Piper PA-18 super cub with two people aboard, according to the Alaskan National Guard.

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Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection (Offense)

Rookie Dak Prescott has played well during preseason games, but Garrett wasn't anointing him the starter for the Cowboys' Sept. 11 opener against the New York Giants, just as he wasn't ruling Romo out. Jones and his son, executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones, have said they are comfortable giving Prescott a shot as the starter. "We'll see what's the right fit for us".

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Typhoon Hits Northern Japan, Threatening to Bring Floods

Footage on the national broadcaster NHK showed the building awash with muddy debris, including cars, washed down from the... A vehicle by a house was turned upside down. Three other missing people in Hokkaido Prefecture are believed to have been swept away in rivers, one as his vehicle was engulfed by an overflowing river in the city of Taiki.

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Trump won't speak at Detroit church

As it happens, the New York Times got its hands on a copy of the scripted Q&A that Trump is set to perform in Detroit with pastor Wayne T. Jackson. But Trump senior communications adviser Jason Miller said Friday the campaign would not edit the final transcript. "Now, suddenly, he wants to reach out and say that Democrats haven't done anything for you and I'm the guy for you, it's ridiculous".

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Epipen manufacturer promises price cuts

Throughout the almost 20-minute interview, she continued to break down the pricing of the EpiPen , while pointing to pointing to an "outdated" health-care system. "This isn't a Mylan issue". The issue of drug coupons is especially controversial in MA, which is considered a leader in health care. The price has steadily increased since the company acquired the EpiPen in 2007 when the cost for two epi-pens was $93.88 (£75.68).

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Some members of Trump's Hispanic advisory board consider pulling support

Less than two weeks ago, he held a meeting with his Hispanic advisory council in Trump Tower, leaving attendees with the impression that he was working on a new plan that included a path to citizenship. Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, heavily supported by minority voters, has called the strategy one of political desperation. "If you listen carefully to what he said at the press conference, he presented a really cogent picture of the importance of a friendly Mexico to the USA ...

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Blast kills nearly a dozen as Philippine president visits hometown

It could be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Duterte had been mayor of Davao for most of the past two decades, before winning the national elections in a landslide this year and being sworn in as president on June 30.

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Marco Rubio Wins Florida GOP Senate Primary

Marco Rubio has consistently led the race since rejoining it, averaging a five-point lead in the polls on Murphy. Other key congressional races were decided Tuesday in the two states. Murphy says Rubio cares more about his political ambitions than Florida's voters, and can't even commit to serving all six years in the Senate if he wins.

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Longtime Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov dies after stroke

Uzbekistan on Thursday celebrated its independence day and it has been widely assumed that if the government was to make an announcement on his condition, it would not break the news until after the festivities. In a statement released on Friday morning, the government said that Karimov's health had undergone a " sharp deterioration " overnight. Karimov rose in his career to become first secretary of the Uzbek Communist Party in 1989, effectively taking control of the then-Soviet republic.

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Vladimir Putin says he doesn't know who hacked US Democratic Party

Putin demurred, saying that he didn't have a preference, but Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait pushed him. "You know, I essentially already answered your question", Putin said . But Putin said: "We have never interfered, are not interfering, and do not intend to interfere in [U.S.] domestic politics". The Russian president maintained his neutrality in the race for president, but was sharply critical of both Clinton and Republican Donald Trump's rhetoric during the ...

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Gabon Parliament burnt by protesters after disputed poll

Opposition challenger Jean Ping accused the elections commission of inflating Bongo's score to hand him a slim victory and extend his family's almost half-century rule in the oil-producing Central African country for another seven years. Between 500 to 600 people were arrested there, he said. A government spokesman who confirmed the bombing to BBC said that it was done to fish out the protesters who set fire to the parliament.

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Arizona GOP defends wanted poster of Democrat Kirkpatrick

John McCain managed to overcome his primary challenger, doctor and former state senator Kelli Ward, Tuesday in the race to retain the nomination and hold onto his seat in November. He has repeatedly avoided calling Trump by name, instead saying he'll support his party's nominee. State GOP spokesman Matt Specht disputes that the wanted poster depicts bullet holes and he says it's just an old-fashioned weathered image from the Old West.

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No Zika cases reported during Rio Olympics, WHO says

Following a meeting of its Emergency Committee on Zika yesterday, the United Nations health agency said today that the infectious disease, and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders, continues to be an global public health emergency due to continuing geographic expansion and considerable gaps in understanding of the virus and its consequences.

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Morris OEM keeping eye on tropical storm Hermine

Most models show Hermine lingering off the northeast coast, being blocked by a large area of high pressure to the north. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said crews began assessing damages Friday afternoon . At Florida's Keaton Beach, just south of the state's Big Bend where the peninsula meets the Panhandle, about two dozen people waited on a road just after sunrise Friday trying to get to their homes.

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Donald Trump to Address Black Detroit Church Saturday

According to the Detroit Free Press , Trump will simply attend a service at the Great Faith Ministries church, after which he'll do a one-on-one interview with the congregation's leader, Bishop Wayne T. To the first question, "Are you a Christian and do you believe the Bible is an inspired word of God?" the scriptwriters have a response they hope will keep Trump from repeating previous stumbles when asked about his faith.

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President Obama Says Conservation More Important Than Ever at Lake Tahoe Summit

Lake Tahoe's surface temperature was the hottest it has ever been recorded a year ago, Lake levels have been on a decrease and invasive species continue to be a problem, something that Tahoe residents have witnessed on a first hand basis. The president says he will not have as nice a form of transportation, but he intends to return to Tahoe as a private citizen when he leaves office after this year.

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Jared Fogle Blames Victim's Parents In Lawsuit

But Krent called it "bizarre" that Fogle's attorneys are suggesting that her parents' alleged negligent supervision played a role in her emotional distress. The victim's lawsuit, which seeks at least $300,000 in damages, names Fogle and the former head of his anti-obesity charity, Russell Taylor . Fogle's suit claims the victim's parents abused alcohol and engaged in fights in front of her, a pattern Fogle alleges resulted in depression.

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Clinton campaign raises whopping $194m in August

Clinton, who received 41 percent, had a very slim two-percentage point lead over Trump, who got 39 percent. The Reuters/Ipsos poll is conducted online in English in all 50 states. The poll of 801 Virginia likely voters was conducted August 24 and 28. CNN estimated Clinton headlined 37 fundraisers in August, taking her to 12 states, according to estimates based on average ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the Clinton campaign.

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Uzbekistan president dies after 25 years of rule

Earlier on Friday it said the health of Karimov, who has been in hospital since last Saturday, had sharply deteriorated. Uzbekistan president, Islam Karimov, is dead, the state television has said; adding that the funeral will be held on Saturday.

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Trump will speak to African-American leaders in Philly

In a recent interview with CNN, Rideout said that Trump's recent attempts to reach black voters are too little too late after more than a year of comments critical of Muslims, immigrants, and other minorities. Trump looks forward to attending what is sure to be an important event on Saturday". Trump's prepared answer blames the "horrible progressive agenda" that has "perpetuated a permanent underclass in America".

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Putin, Abe seek progress on island row

Clinton, who polls show as leading Donald Trump in the campaign for the US presidential election in November, has said Russian intelligence services conducted a cyber attack against her party. Going further, Putin denied that Russian Federation was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee - which Clinton campaign officials have alleged.

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Turkey removes more than 10000 security personnel, academics in purge

As regards the terms of the March 18 EU-Turkey statement, including the condition of visa liberalisation, Schulz said there is a "continued willingness to commit to the terms" but only if the conditions of the required benchmarks are fulfilled.

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Anti-BDS bill sent to California governor for approval

The Jewish Journal reported that the state assembly had passed the bill in a 60-0 vote, after months of debate over its contents. Companies who choose to boycott Israel, would be accused of being in violation of the state's civil rights law and would not be permitted to accept a California government contract of $US100,000 or more.

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Colombia peace deal to be signed this month in Cartagena

History's first Latin American pope publicly pushed for a peace agreement in the country in several opportunities, including during his visit to Cuba and the United States last September, when he said "We do not have the right to allow ourselves yet another failure".

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CNN, NBC set campaign programming for next week

Trump, the Republican nominee, gained ground on his Democratic rival in a Fox News Poll this week. According to the Suffolk University/USA Today poll , released on Thursday, the former secretary of state is viewed negatively by 51 percent of voters and the NY billionaire by 59 percent.

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FBI to release documents related to Hillary Clinton email investigation

Previous government reviews of the 55,000 pages of emails Mrs Clinton returned to the State Department found that about 110 contained classified information. What did Hillary Clinton tell the Federal Bureau of Investigation about her approach to email while she was the US Secretary of State? The release of previously unseen emails concerning the 2012 attacks could revive a controversy that has shadowed Mrs.

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Hurricane weakens to Tropical Storm Hermine as it moves through Georgia

By 3 a.m. EDT NOAA's National Hurricane Center reported that during 2 a.m. EDT to 3 p.m. EDT hour, an automated station at Keaton Beach, Florida, reported a sustained wind of 52 mph (83 kph) and a gust to 67 mph (107 kph), and a gust to 55 mph (89 kph) was reported at Perry, Florida.

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Barking dog found alive in rubble 9 days after Italy's quake

It depicted a balding man standing and covered in blood with the moniker "Penne in tomato sauce", a badly scratched up woman next to him labelled "Penne au gratin". Following the Islamic fundamentalist attack on the magazine's office in Paris in which 12 of its journalists were killed, the slogan " Je Suis Charlie " went viral, as people defended the magazine's right to use heavy satire even in relation to the Prophet Mohammed.

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Mother Teresa's nephew: Remembering my aunt, the saint

Julia Upton is the Distinguished Professor of Theology at St. John's University in NY. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for Rome on Friday to attend Mother Teresa's canonisation ceremony. Not just Christians, but people across all religions have loved and held her in reverence and hence await the day of canonisation. "I have to spare the new ones, '" he said, adding that she arrived with a very small bag and politely refused her family's offer to buy her new clothes.

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French minister says banning burkinis unconstitutional

The ruling by the Council of State specifically concerns a ban in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but the binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for the 30 or so French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees.


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