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Rahul Gandhi tells Supreme Court RSS didn't assassinate Mahatma Gandhi

We will continue to fight that process of thought, which killed Mahatma Gandhi, as also champion and promote the thought represented by Mahatma Gandhi always, ? the Congress leader said. Are the RSS workers different from RSS as an organization? Accepting that the petition may be disposed of, he requested that it be placed on record that the petitioner did not mean to refer to the respondent organisation as "the killers of Mahatma Gandhi".

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Philippine troops kill 11 Abu Sayyaf militants in fierce gun battle

Major Filemon Tan said five soldiers were also wounded in an 1-1/2 hour firefight in the jungles of Patikul town on Jolo island as troops pursued a large formation of the small but brutal Abu Sayyaf group. It will be recalled that three hostages, including two Indonesians and a Filipino woman, either escaped or were released since last week and on Monday respectively from the hands of the Abu Sayyaf group.

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Putin, Abe to meet in Japan in December

It came just two days before Putin, U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather at a Group of 20 meeting in Hangzhou , in eastern China. Merkel and Putin along with French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko negotiated the agreement in the Belarussian capital.

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Strictly come dancing starts new season with record 9.3m viewers

Brendan Cole, who has been on Strictly since the first series, will be waltzing his way on to the dance floor with U.S. singer Anastacia while Anton du Beke, who has also been there since the beginning, is with Birds Of A Feather actress Lesley Joseph.

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Iraq's parliament impeaches defence minister over corruption

The army and Iranian-backed Shiite militias have retaken many areas from the militants, but the biggest test will be the battle for Mosul. Special forces, with the aid of US-led coalition air strikes, concluded a three-day operation to push the militants out of the northern town, situated on the banks of the Tigris river.

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North Korea Fires Three Ballistic Missiles Off Eastern Coast

North Korea has launched three ballistic missiles off its east coast into the sea, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports. China says the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system is meant to spy on China, while Seoul and Washington say the system is intended exclusively to defend against North Korea's missile threat.

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Seoul says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles

Talking outside the 11th Summit of the G20, in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, Xi considered that both territories should put their bilateral relations on the right path towards stable development. The launch was believed to be of mid-range Rodong missiles, and flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) without giving any prior navigational warning.

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G20 summit opens in Hangzhou amid sluggish growth, trade

Responding to potential US concerns over the Turkish response, Obama said, "No doubt what is true is that they've gone through a political and civil quake in their country, and they've got to rebuild, and how they rebuild is going to be important".

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China says should constructively handle disputes with India

The deal was among a dozen cooperation agreements that Mr Narendra Modi signed in Hanoi alongside Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in the first visit to the country by an Indian prime minister in 15 years. After attending a luncheon banquet hosted in his honour by Prime Minister Phuc, he visited the historic Quan Su Pagoda, also known as Ambassadors' Pagoda here.

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Woman Sets Fire to Wrong Car Thinking It's Her Ex-Boyfriend's

She definitely succeeded in setting a vehicle on fire, just not a auto belonging to said ex-boyfriend. But police believe she got the wrong vehicle - as the owner of the Honda, Thomas Jennings, said he has no idea who the woman is. "Jennings" roommate was the one who alerted him that his auto was on fire. A Florida woman set fire to a auto thinking it belonged to her ex boyfriend but got the wrong vehicle, authorities believe.

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Shoban Tribes extend support to North Dakota Tribes

The hearing in Washington D.C., scheduled for the afternoon, could determine whether the $3.8 billion pipeline continues as planned, or faces extensive and costly delays. They just lost a $7.9 billion pipeline project in Canada all of their permits were revoked. The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2bCIi3u ) Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox has issued a formal letter supporting "an alternative means and method of transporting oil to market".

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Talks for more submarines were on, claims French company DCNS

Moreover, DCNS said that court had already temporarily prevented the paper from going forward with its exposé on Monday, but on Thursday confirmed the order. Expressing his profound worry over the Scorpene submarine information leak, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday said that, Indian Navy has taken this matter more seriously and have set up high-level advisory group for investigating and reporting on its moderation measures.

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Ohio's GOP officeholders back Trump with faint enthusiasm

Turns out, as far as Trump's criticism of Clinton for her lack of knowledge of classified materials, he got his facts wrong: FBI Director James Comey has stated "C" stands for "confidential", not "classified". That could dramatically reduce desperately needed remittances sent by Mexicans working in the US, causing even greater unemployment in Mexico. Despite Trump's seemingly positive approach taken in Mexico, within hours he told a rally back in the US he remained totally committed to ...

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French Muslim women accused of terrorism by restaurateur complain

Speaking to French daily La Croix, Cazeneuve reiterated the government's opposition to legislating on the controversial matter which has sparked fierce debate both at home and overseas about women's rights and France's strictly-guarded secularism.

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South Sudan puts sharp limits on new peacekeeping force

However, it has now agreed to the deployment on the condition that the force will be made up of regional troops whose remit will be agreed upon with the government before deployment. The UN Security Council also condemned the replacement of Machar after the 8 July clashes, saying the action was "inconsistent" with the peace agreement signed by Kiir and Machar in August previous year, which ended 21 months of civil war.

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What If: Could the GOP abandon Trump and focus on Congress?

Instead, his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on CNN that the speech was aimed principally at "white males", to ensure "he has locked them in". Fifty-eight percent of those polled support allowing undocumented immigrants with no criminal history to remain in the US legally; 33 percent oppose the idea.

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Apple ruling has 'mixed implications' for Ireland

In Brussels, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager vigorously defended the legality and arithmetic of the tax clawback order affecting Apple . "We are applying the rules ... Like I said, this has nothing to do with tax rates or corporate tax rates". Ireland has attracted multinationals over many years by offering favourable tax deals to generate much-needed jobs and investment.

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Syria ceasefire deal with Russian Federation close

Possibly the most travelled foreign minister in the world, US Secretary of State John Kerry was cooling his heels in Delhi for two additional days at the end of his two-day official visit. The U.S. - and Russian Federation - would remain free to bomb the Islamic State during the ceasefire, however. Lavrov's deputy, Sergei Ryabkov, said a deal was "close" but said Washington had to dissociate itself from Nusra.

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UK Lawmakers To Debate On Second EU Membership Referendum

He said the government would be speaking to organizations, companies, . British MP from the Scottish National Party (SNP) and member of the Petitions Committee Ian Blackford was to open the debate later in the day. Brexit Secretary David Davis made his first statement to the House of Commons today, insisting there would be no second referendum on leaving the EU.

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Every blood donation should be screened for Zika virus, the FDA announces

For pregnant women, an infection could cause microcephaly, a serious birth defect. Singapore on Saturday, August 27, reported the first locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus, with 3 other suspect infections pending confirmation. John Brooks, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC. Such testing also helped spot one unit of Zika-tainted blood in the past few weeks. "The good news is that we are ahead of the curve, with processes in place, because we believe testing is the best way to ...

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Exit Polls: German Nationalists Strong, Merkel Party Weak

The Social Democrats came first with 30,5%. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). The nationalist, anti-immigration party. Only a few years ago chancellor Merkel was enjoying approval ratings north of 60% ; quite impressive for an incumbent chancellor in her 3rd term.

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Putin, Erdogan seek to restore Russia-Tukrey ties

President Erdogan thanked Obama for the US's support against the coup attempt and noted that the file regarding the case of Fetullah Gulen has been updated with the addition of new documents in the post-coup period. S will help bring Turkey coup plotters to justice: Obama Hangzhou, Sep 4 (AFP) The United States is committed to bringing the perpetrators of the attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to justice, President Barack Obama said today.

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Tynemouth school celebrates best every GCSE results

The academy says results in French are "particularly pleasing" with 89% of students gaining at least a grade C and 89% making expected progress, with 22% exceeding their target. We have a very dedicated set of staff, students and parents who have worked tirelessly in order to help students secure their best results. Over half (51 per cent) of its Year 11 cohort achieved five or more A* to B grades, 81 per received A* to C in English language/literature and 86 per cent got an A* to C in maths.

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Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN, hits US

THE Philippines will not leave the United Nations despite President Rodrigo Duterte's "profound frustration and disappointment" over the statements from the worldwide organization, Foreign Affairs said Monday. Police were also investigating 1,067 drug-related killings outside police work, Dela Rosa said. "The problem (with the UN) is that it allows a war to start, but does not know how to end it", he said, referring to conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

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Kane bemoans final ball amid goal drought

When we finished he said: "Let me give you a lucky coin". England struggled to break 10-man Slovakia's resistance before Adam Lallana secured a 1-0 victory seconds from the final whistle. They want you to show the way forward and be successful. All we can do is win against whoever we have in front of us but I think there is a long way to go before we repay everyone for what happened in the Euros.

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Uzbek leader in stable condition after brain hemorrhage: daughter

She requested privacy for her family. Meanwhile, Regnum news agency reported that police and security forces have formed a cordon around the government hospital where Karimov was being treated. "Doctors assess his condition as stable", he said. In a Facebook post, Daniil Kislov, the editor of Fergana.ru, said that the "best denial" of Karimov's death would be to "show him alive".

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Conti wins 13th Vuelta stage, Quintana leads before Pyrenees

A second Colombian, Esteban Chaves of Orica-BikeExchange, completes the virtual podium 20 seconds behind Froome with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) breathing down his neck a further five seconds back. More climbs await the riders on Sunday with a category one summit finish to the 118.5km 15th stage from Sabinanigo to Aramon Formigal. Froome will still have the individual time trial, one of his strengths, on stage 19 to look toward.

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Troops Kill 2 Boko Haram Commanders, Others

Shekau's fate has been the subject of speculation recently amid claims he had been replaced by Sheikh Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the group's former spokesman. PR Nigeria, an agency that distributes government news, released a video purportedly showing "declassified footage of the air operation". Meanwhile, Bangladesh has lauded the success of the Nigerian military to overcome insurgency and expressed willingness to adopt the winning strategy to combat insurgency and criminalities in that country.

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Presidential debates set, moderators announced

The candidates are debating ahead of the NY primary to be held April 19. CNN's Anderson Cooper and ABC News' Martha Raddatz will moderate the second debate , which will take the form of a town hall meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants.

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Singapore reports first Zika case

The results, however, are being confirmed through further tests, the statement added. In the other 21 US cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who at some point had symptoms. At places like the Central California Blood Center in Fresno, the blood supply is low. Singapore has had its first case of locally transmitted infection of the Zika virus, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement today (Aug 27).

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US, Russia Work to Finalize Syrian Cease-Fire Deal, Tough Issues Remain

Modi also said that in order "to ensure durable bilateral ties, and steady development, it is of paramount importance that we respect each other's aspirations, concerns and strategic interests", the spokesperson observed. The G-20 meeting "must urgently find a solution" to excess steel production, also said Jean-Claude Juncker. "Obama also warned against an " 'arms race' in cyberspace ".

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Members of all-party delegation to meet separatists

Mr. Rajnath Singh said that the Government is already working on the alternatives to pellet guns such as PAVA shells. Alleging blockade of Kashmir, the letter says, "On August 20, the Jammu Transporters' Union and Oil Tanker Owners' Association has formally refused to supply petrol and cooking gas to the Kashmir valley", at a time when "the only access road to Kashmir since 1947 runs through Jammu".

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Summerville man one of 111 granted commutation by President Barack Obama

More than one-third of the President's commutation recipients, or 232 individuals, were serving life sentences. Derrick Lewis Bynum of Hyattsville was sentenced to 25 years in 2006 for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute drugs, use of a communications device to facilitate narcotics trafficking and possession of a firearm.

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Philippines blast: 3 sought in market bombing

The police force in the capital also went on full alert at midnight. "It's not martial law until it's a threat against the people and against the nation", said the president, who was attending a meeting 12 km away from downtown Davao when the explosion took place.

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Obama and Putin agree to continue seeking a deal on Syria

As the leader of the world's second largest economy, Xi offered five proposals to buttress the global economic growth. The news conference wrapped up a three-day stay in Hangzhou, in which Obama also met with the leaders of China, the United Kingdom and Turkey - all countries with complicated but integral relationships to the US.


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