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49ers' Colin Kaepernick vows to donate $1 million to charities, needy communities

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers speaks to media September 1, 2016, after a 31-21 preseason win over the San Diego Chargers in San Diego. "I've been very blessed to be in this position and to be able to make the kind of money I do", Kaepernick said after San Francisco's 31-21 win against the Chargers.

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Isis defeat severs Turkish route for would-be jihadists

SANA said "Syrian army air force carried out intensive air strikes against gatherings and fortifications of Jaish al-Fateh terrorists in Aleppo countryside, destroying a number of their vehicles and killing scores of them and injuring others".

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Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine at G20

But frantic diplomacy failed to bear fruit, with Moscow accused of backtracking. Kerry says he and Lavrov plan to meet again Monday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will not rush into a deal with Russian Federation to try to end Syria's civil war.

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Big opportunities for China-Canada relations: Chinese Premier

China has also been keen to start talks on a free trade agreement with Canada, similar to the pacts Beijing has sealed with Australia and New Zealand, although a senior Canadian government official said last week there is no near-term chance of agreement.

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South Sudan accepts new UN-backed peacekeeping force

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but slid into civil war in 2013 after Kiir sacked Machar as his vice president. China and Russian Federation abstained from an August 12 Security Council vote on the resolution that authorised deploying a protection force with a more robust mandate than that of UNMISS.

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Britain names ambassador to Iran as relations improve

The Islamic Republic named Hamid Baeidinejad, the director general for political and worldwide security affairs at Iran's Foreign Ministry, as its new ambassador to Britain, an informed source said on Monday. Following the incident, Britain withdrew its diplomatic staff from Tehran on November 30 and asked Iran's diplomatic delegation in London to leave within 48 hours.

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Owen Smith publishes 'Tory manifesto' for 2020

The fake policy commitments included plans to "go even further on cutting public services", "help the wealthiest first" and "increase job security". And Mr Smith said that Britain would be "unrecognisable" if Conservatives are able to govern without an effective opposition until 2030 and beyond.

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Official executed for not sitting properly

The reports of these executions could not be verified and South Korea's Unification Ministry - which usually handles North Korea-related matters - has not commented, Sky News reported. It was not immediately clear if Ri Yong Jin and Kim Yong Jin were the same person. South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo reported Tuesday that several top figures in Pyongyang's government had been punished, but identified the education official by a different name.

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Putin, Merkel meet face-to-face on G20 sidelines

May said there would be no retreat towards protectionism and that there had been positive reactions from partners about securing new trade deals. "We want to be even more outward looking around the whole of the world, and Australia, with our long-standing ties and our close relationship, will be one of the first countries we will be looking to", she said.

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Zika Virus Cases Reach 2015 In Singapore

The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore reached 258 Monday, with health authorities warning it is no longer contained in one part of the city-state and likely to spread further. Four in five Zika patients do not show symptoms, which means there are already Zika-infected individuals in the community who do not show symptoms.

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Netflix officially announces season 2 of Stranger Things

Although there is now no word on the Season 2 cast, many key Season 1 characters such as Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Joyce (Winona Ryder), and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) are expected to return. As Ross Duffer explained, "I don't think we ever thought anthology". Ross added: "Just like we treated the first season like a big movie, we wanna treat this like a big movie as well and we don't wanna coast on these characters".

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No US-Russia deal on Syria

Having mentioned " the gaps of trust " that exist between the two nations' leaders, Obama said that the work to close them is in progress. Obama's meeting with Putin came as the Russian leader is playing a prominent role in the presidential campaign at home.

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What's Donald Trump's to-do list before Election Day?

The most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll on Friday showed Trump had the support of 40 percent of likely voters to 39 percent for Clinton, erasing her recent eight-point lead. One Houston attorney, Jacob Monty, resigned form the board because of the tone of Trump's speech - in particular, what he saw as a call to deport the five million so-called "dreamers" in the U.S.

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At G20 meeting, Turkey pushes plan for "safe zone" in Syria

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the meeting lasted longer than planned. "The G20 is becoming more systematic and is changing from a short-term arrangement to handle crises to a long-term dialogue and action mechanism", according to Chen Wenling, chief economist at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges.

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Trudeau says protectionist views in US, Europe unlikely to creep into Canada

Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, once again had a sideline meeting at an worldwide summit-this time, at the G20 in Hangzhou, China . Obama used an alternative exit, but quarrels broke out on the tarmac and at other venues over access by USA officials and the travelling press. The U.S.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote

The statement reiterated that " Hong Kong independence" was against the Constitution of China, the Basic Law and relevant laws of the Hong Kong SAR, that it was a threat to China's sovereignty and security, damaged the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong , and was counter to the fundamental interests of Hong Kong citizens.

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USA calls on North Korea to avoid fueling regional tensions

China is North Korea's only major ally, but ties between the neighbors have frayed amid a string of North Korean nuclear and missile tests and what many outsiders see as other provocations in recent years. North Korea's continued nuclear program has prompted the worldwide community to impose a series of sanctions on the country - but the nation "remains defiant", Elise says.

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North Korea fires three ballistic missiles: South Korea

In a statement, the U.S. said it "strongly condemns" the multiple launches, which came at a potentially embarrassing time for North Korea's only real ally, China, which is now hosting the G20 summit in Hangzhou. "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is very complex, and all sides should avoid action that could escalate the situation". The use of Rodong missiles for the latest launch, technology that North Korea first started developing in the late 1980s, suggest that Pyongyang's ...

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Merkel 'Defeats Herself' Says Populist Leader After Drubbing

Regional elections in the Germany's Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state resulted in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) losing for the first time to the rightwing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD).

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Nicola Sturgeon Speaks About Her Experience Of Losing A Baby

She said: "Instead of a detailed negotiating plan there is just a meaningless soundbite". The same YouGov survey also sees Ms Davidson named the most popular party leader there, overtaking Ms Sturgeon for the first time. "The SNP are determined to drag us back to the arguments of the past". Well let me tell her how many of us feel. Scottish Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats have vowed to veto such a move, which means her minority government would rely on the Scottish Greens to ...

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Clinton takes wrong strategy to beating Trump — LUPICA

Shagla Hightower's daughter, Iofemi, was killed along with two friends in a 2007 attack in a Newark, New Jersey school yard. Later in the day, she was joining with labor leaders in the Quad Cities community of Hampton, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from Iowa, where she is locked in a tight contest with Trump .

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Paris restaurant owner tells Muslim women to leave

A restaurant owner in a Paris suburb is facing an investigation after chasing two veiled Muslim women out of his premises on Saturday in the latest incident of intercultural tensions in France . "I don't want people like you in here", screamed the racist cook. Proponents of the ban include France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy who said that if he were to be reelected, he would immediately enact a nationwide ban.

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CD scandal: 3-day police custody for Sandeep Kumar

On Monday, Delhi police detained Praveen Kumar on the suspicion that he is responsible for circulating the infamous sex clip of the politician that found it's way to a news channel. After receiving a notice from a NCW, Ashutosh took to Twitter and accused Kumaramangalam of still being a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member. Kumar has defended himself, saying that he was not fired but that he resigned.

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Rajasthan being a consumer state would gain out of GST system: Raje

In a meeting here with Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia last month, industry chambers had raised concern on the draft GST law, flagging issues like dual administrative control and wide discretionary powers for tax authorities. "The GST is being implemented to create uniform market for seamless movement of goods and services with one tax rate in the country". Speaking at the Summit, Excise and Taxation Minster Capt.

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov Suffers Brain Hemorrhage

Doctors can not predict his health condition for the nearest future. No government statements on his health have been issued on Tuesday, a day after unconfirmed reports of his death circulated. Karimov has no obvious successor , raising questions about the long-term stability of the landlocked country that has never held an election judged free and fair by worldwide monitors.

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Modi meets May, says UK as important as ever

They hoped that all relevant parties would resolve their disputes using amicable measures as per global law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). PM emphasised that long delayed 15th General Review of Quotas must be completed by 2017 Annual Meetings. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, said.

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Mother Teresa's Message For Bangalore - Delivered On Tarmac

Rita Ora wowed fans with a powerful performance to celebrate Mother Teresa's canonisation at the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy, on Saturday night (03Sep16). As a young woman, she felt called to minister to the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta. According to correspondence that came to light after she died in 1997, Teresa experienced what the church calls a "dark night of the soul" - a period of spiritual doubt, despair and loneliness that lasted for almost 50 years.

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FBI releases previously classified Hillary Clinton email investigation report

Clinton had previously blamed " retroactive classification " as a reason why classified emails were on her server. Clinton, it turns out, cited her failure to remember specific information dozens of times in her interview with FBI agents investigating her use of the private system.

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Novak Djokovic advances to quarterfinals at U.S. Open

He broke back straightaway and although Edmund battled to hold serve in the eighth game, the world No 1 was not prepared to settle for a tiebreak and broke him to love to seal the match. I really wanted to start the match well today because I didn't have much time on the court overall before the fourth round. "Obviously it was his first Arthur Ashe night session, his first match in the biggest stadium in our sport".

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Australian Brexit boost for Theresa May at G20 summit

It comes as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull prepares to meet new British leader Theresa May on the sidelines of the G20 summit to discuss a United Kingdom deal to be rolled out after Brexit. Britain's June decision to leave the 28-country European Union sent financial markets into shock in anticipation of a recession as Britain enters a years-long process of tearing itself away from its biggest trading partner and forging a new global economic role.

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Cayetano to join Duterte in Asean trip

What the USA has tried to emphasise to China is that if it is working within worldwide rules and global norms, then they should be partners, he asserted. The White House had no immediate reaction to Duterte's comments. China rejects criticism of its human rights record, arguing it has lifted millions out of poverty.

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Philippines' Duterte Says 'Plenty Will Be Killed' In Anti-Drugs Drive

Do not just throw questions. In response to a bombing last week that killed 14 people in Duterte's hometown, his government on Monday signed a declaration of a "state of lawlessness", a term that has left many Filipinos concerned that it might be draconian and open to abuse by security forces.

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Team China's chief says poor medal haul exposes problems

A Xinhua commentary criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to grant a rerun for the U.S. women's 4x100 meter relay team after sprinter Allyson Felix who dropped the baton in the relay blamed it on a Brazilian runner.

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Park, Xi fail to narrow differences over Thaad

China is one of North Korea's only patrons, but has been unwilling or unable to control Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions, even as it has backed UN Security Council resolutions. The decision to suspend operations at Kaesong came shortly after North Korea conducted its fourth underground nuclear test on January 6 and a long-range rocket and satellite launch on February 6.

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G-20 governments endorse trade but tighten controls

The G20 was conceptualised to stabilise and strengthen the global economy, by bringing together the major advanced and emerging market economies. Theresa May will travel to the G20 summit in China later for her first worldwide conference since she became prime minister.


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