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ASEAN summit may bow to Chinese pressure on South China Sea

They will focus on Asean Community building efforts at the 28th Asean Summit on Tuesday, especially ways to implement the Asean Community Vision 2025, which is a milestone agreement to further integrate the region economically as well as through close political, security and socio-cultural cooperation in the next 10 years.

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Sorrow as Syrian rebel town evacuates after 4-year siege

A Syrian source on the ground said Thursday that the evacuation could take four days to complete and a military source said the army would then enter Daraya. "A convoy of Red Crescent ambulances arrived early Friday in Daraya, which is just southwest of Syria's capital, Damascus ". "It was the global community who failed, and failed the people of Daraya".

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U.S. says clashes between Turkish forces and opposition in Syria "unacceptable"

Kurdish accounts circulated a video allegedly showing the moment the SDF destroyed a Turkish tank near Jarablus. According to Turkish news agencies, a soldier was killed and 3 others were injured after a rocket fired by Kurdish rebels hit their tank.

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Indian minister Sandeep Kumar Involved in Massive "Sex Tape" Scandal

Hours after he was booked under rape charges, Kumar surrendered before the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Outer District in Pitampura where his statement was recorded, said police. Kumar has defended himself, saying that he was not fired but that he resigned. The Sandeep Kumar sex tape quickly became an global story, with ABP News sharing some details of the video it had received.

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Doors for talks always open, no need to be disappointed: JD (U)

But there is no solution without talking about politics. Mr Yechury said the government should make "tangible" announcements such as a ban on use of pellet guns by police forces, withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from civilian areas and compensation for those who lost their lives in the violence.

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Putin says Russian Federation didn't hack US Democratic Party

Putin said that even if Russian Federation did want to try to influence the US election through leaked secrets, it doesn't have the nuanced understanding of American politics required to succeed. Putin also said that hackers can be impossible to trace. The Arms Control Association says, 'United States and Russian Federation still deploy more than 1,500 strategic warheads on several hundred bombers and missiles - far more than necessary to deter nuclear attack - and they are modernizing their ...

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Ex-Minister Sandeep Kumar Loses AAP Membership Over Sex-Tape Leak

September 5: The Congress on Monday cornered the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for not initiating action against party leader Ashutosh for comparing Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru with tainted leader Sandeep Kumar and said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has miserably failed in fulfilling his promises to the people of Delhi.

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U.S. company uses dogs to disperse pipeline protesters

Members of American Indian tribes from across the United States have rallied in support, gathering for months in a makeshift camp near the reservation. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe launched a campaign against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in Cannon Ball after tribal leaders alleged the construction project has destroyed several Native American cultural sites and burial grounds.

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Modi raises India's concern over CPEC with Xi

Mr. Modi also raised with French President Francois Hollande the leak of confidential data on the Indian Scorpene-Class submarines being built in Mumbai in collaboration with French defence company DCNS on the sidelines of the Summit. Tomorrow's meeting is viewed as important in the backdrop of steady decline in the bilateral relations over a raft of issues including the Dollars 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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Local pastor talks Saint Teresa of Kolkata

For Francis, Teresa put into action his ideal of the church as a "field hospital" for those suffering both material and spiritual poverty , living on the physical and existential peripheries of society. Mother Teresa spent her life sacrificing for the poor, destitute and disabled - our planet's most vulnerable. She died 19 years ago nearly to the day, September 5, 1997 at the age of 87.

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Clinton enters fall with advantages, but Trump team hopeful

She is better funded, better organised and - marginally - better liked. Jeanne Zaino, a political science professor at Iona College, said it is "highly unlikely that (Trump) could be competitive in NY to the extent that he could win". Four years ago, Mitt Romney's strong debate performance in his opening showdown with President Barack Obama helped him temporarily cut into the president's lead , but ultimately one good debate performance alone was not enough for the former MA governor.

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Xi tells S.Korea that China opposes THAAD anti-missile defence

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said at a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday that North Korea's fourth nuclear test and missile launches posed a challenge to the South's ties with China , Yonhap news agency reported.

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Mother Teresa becomes Saint Teresa

In a secret ballot, Mother Teresa is re-elected with only one dissenting vote - her own - and withdraws request to step down. Mother Teresa set up homes for prostitutes, battered women, orphanages for poor children and houses for those suffering from AIDS.

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North Korea's Latest Executions Include Education Leader

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has hinted at a policy of distinguishing the Kim regime from North Korean officials and the North Korean public. Spymaster Kim Yong Chol, — the head of inter-Korea relations - code for espionage against the South -— was made to undergo "revolutionary measures" at a rural farm in July.

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Coalition jets scrambled to defend USA forces from Syrian bombing

On Friday, warplanes from the US -led coalition flew what the Pentagon called protective patrols around Hasaka to prevent Syrian jets from targeting USA special forces, who are operating on the ground with the SDF, the first sorties of their kind in the war.

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Philippines seeks three over deadly blast

Duterte has described the attack as an act of terrorism , and declared the nation in "a state of lawlessness ", authorizing police and the military to search cars and frisk people at checkpoints. In addition to the flurry of drug cartel violence, Islamic extremism has been a growing problem for the island nation in recent years - a claim made earlier in the USA presidential cycle by Donald Trump that resulted in widespread mockery and laughter - led primarily by Abu Sayyaf.

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Tropical depression turns north in the Gulf

The last hurricane to strike Florida was Wilma, a powerful Category 3 storm that arrived on October 24, 2005. But the storm hadn't quite gotten to the point of being upgraded to a tropical storm, the hurricane center said. "Interests along the United States east coast from northern Florida through the Carolinas should monitor the progress of this system". At this time, there are no tropical watches or warnings in effect for the WTOC viewing area.

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President Buhari Commends Zuckerberg For Inspiring Nigerian Youths Into Entrepreneurship

Soon after the rocket exploded, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg , who is now in Africa, took to his Facebook account to share the bad news. His visit comes as Facebook is trying to ramp up internet connectivity on the continent with its Internet.org programme, which allows users free access to a handful of websites, including Facebook.

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Mother Teresa: 'Saint Of The Gutters' Canonized At Vatican

It was early evening and we were interviewing the ArchBishop of Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta) about Mother Teresa . She also had a sense of humor, Kumar recalled. Though poverty can be overwhelming to someone from a privileged and sheltered background such as mine, I immediately understood why Mother Teresa fell in love with the city when she arrived in 1929.

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Tropical system may be in Gulf of Mexico next week

An Airforce Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the wave later this morning. There is more doubt now, though, with the National Hurricane Center forecasting a 60% chance for development as opposed to an 80% chance from Wednesday.

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US, Russia fail to reach Syria deal

Russian Federation has insisted that it can not agree to a deal unless opposition fighters, backed by the United States and Middle East allies, are separated from al-Qaeda linked militants they overlap with in some areas. Syrian government troops renewed their siege of Aleppo on Sunday, with state media saying they had taken an area south of the city, severing the last opposition-held route into its eastern neighbourhoods.

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German government won't distance itself from 'genocide' vote

His administration has blasted the resolution, issuing insults against German lawmakers of Turkish origin and preventing German officials from visiting a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation airbase in Incirlik in southern Turkey. He added, "I have to say that those that mingle and manipulate our history in an unfair manner can not be allowed on this visit", referring to the Armenian resolution.

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Merkel: winning trust priority after German election defeat

Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won just 19 per cent in its worst ever score in the ex-communist northeastern state, while the Social Democrats maintained top place with over 30 per cent. "This is a slap in the face for Merkel - not only in Berlin but also in her home state", said Frauke Petry, co-leader of the AfD. Peter Tauber, the CDU's general secretary, described the outcome as "a bitter result, a new experience".

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Young activists ride anti-China mood to win Hong Kong vote

Counting is under way today in Hong Kong's legislative council elections, after record numbers of voters cast their ballots well past midnight. Radical activist candidate Avery Ng, left, is taken away by a police officer outside a polling station for the legislative council election in Hong Kong , Sunday, Sept.

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US, Russia talks on Syria to go into Monday; no deal yet

His warning on Sunday followed bilateral talks with Barack Obama that the US president described as "extremely productive", but which failed to bring both sides closer on thornier topics such as tensions in the South China Sea. Sino-Asean expert Xu Liping from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said China's actions in the South China Sea after the G-20 summit would be proof of whether it was offended by Mr Obama's decision to talk about the tribunal ruling at a multilateral event.

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Obama, Putin, agree to continue seeking deal on Syria

The plan would need Russia to convince President Bashar al-Assad to agree on grounding his air force, a move that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said was not the goal. China is keen to ensure a smooth summit, its highest profile event of the year, as it looks to enhance its global standing and avoid acrimony over a long list of tensions with Washington.

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BRICS must intensify efforts against terror, its sponsors: Modi

The Indian side has already conveyed to their Chinese interlocutors that New Delhi views the NSG as an "export control" mechanism, and not a "non-proliferation" initiative. Hangzhou: In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said, one single nation in South Asia is spreading agents of terror in the region.

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Sacked Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar arrested for rape charge

In a sudden move on 31 August, the 36-year-old minister was sacked from the council of ministers by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after receiving the "objectionable" CD in which he was purportedly shown in a compromising position with a woman.

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Dogs Can Understand Complexities of Human Speech

But scientists in Hungary say dogs may understand more words than we think - and that it takes a combination of positive words and a positive tone for their brains to register a pleasurable reaction. "It shows that for dogs, a nice praise can very well work as a reward, but it works best if both words and intonation match", Attila Andics , one of the study researchers, said in a statement .

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'North Korean education official executed' in latest purge

According to a new report out Tuesday, Kim Jong-un had two North Korean officials publicly executed earlier this month. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Kim was executed by firing squad in July for unspecified anti-revolutionary and factional acts.

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Under pressure, South Sudan agrees to 4000 new peacekeepers

Ambassadors from the UN Security Council's 15 member states met with South Sudan President Salva Kiir in the presidential palace on Sunday. JUBA, South Sudan (AP ) - South Sudan has announced dramatic limits on a 4,000-strong new peacekeeping force a day after accepting its deployment, saying anyone who enters without consent is an "invader".

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Burkini Ban Reversed in France

The mayor of the French town whose burkini ban was suspended by the Council of State, says the ruling will "heighten passions and tensions". The same was true for millions of worldwide observers, especially after images surfaced this week of a French police squadron surrounding a Muslim woman sunbathing on a beach in Nice, demanding that she remove portions of her clothing in broad daylight.

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May warns of 'difficult times' as UK prepares to exit the EU

As home secretary, Mrs May spent six years struggling but ultimately failing to reduce net migration to below 100,000 a year. On Sunday May said the statement would be "about the work that the government has been doing over the summer and obviously how we are going to take that forward in shaping the sort of relationship we want with the European Union".

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Amid struggle for Syria deal, Obama and Putin to meet Monday

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup during a media briefing said "this (Modi's address to the BRICS Leaders Meeting) tells you how strongly Prime Minister intervened on the issue of terror and how be believes that this really is the central challenge facing the moment and unless we have collective approach to this, it will not be possible for us to defeat this".

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Negotiator urges vote for peace deal

In what is considered among the bloodiest armed conflicts in the world and the longest in Latin America, millions of Colombians have been forced to flee their homes as the war spiraled out of control . The FARC was forced to the negotiating table in 2012 after a decade of heavy battlefield losses inflicted by the USA -backed military. Leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) patrol by a roadway near to San Vicente de Caguan January 9, 1999.


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