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Third blast follows fatal twin Kabul bombings

Defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said: "The first explosion occurred on a bridge near the defence ministry". Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says the insurgents were behind Monday's attack, claiming they killed around 60 people, mostly personnel of the Afghan security forces, although the insurgent group often issues inflated tolls for such attacks.

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Obama, Putin fail to agree on Syria at G20 Summit sideline meeting

The comments were made a day after Obama said the U.S. and Russian Federation had deep differences with regard to the parties they support in Syria as well as the process to bring peace there. The relationship between Obama and Putin has been strained in recent months over a number of issues such as cybersecurity. Xi said that the G20, which include the United States , Russia , India, Japan and major European Union countries, should use multiple policy tools including fiscal, monetary and ...

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Dastyari rejects cash for comment claims

On the South China Sea issue, Senator Dastyari said repeatedly that he supported the ALP position on the issue and the "international rules-based system with global norms where the rule of law is applied". Senator Dastyari told media he received the invoice for the overspend past year, when he asked Sydney-based Top Education Institute to make the payment.

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Merkel pays for pro-immigration stance with heavy defeat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday took responsibility for the electoral losses of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in her home state, but defended her course in the refugee crisis. Merkel's approval ratings have sunk to a five-year low of 45 percent over the past year, but the chancellor said she would act no differently if faced with the same situation today.

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Nancy Pelosi: Too much is being made of Clinton emails

Said David French, National Review Online staff writer: "Americans can not believe a single word that comes out of Hillary Clinton's mouth". "She did not pay attention to the level of classified information and took all classified information seriously", said the report .

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Trump, Clinton battle for OH votes as campaigns rev up

Clinton was arriving in OH and IL aboard a new campaign plane emblazoned with her slogan, "Stronger Together". Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton set out on the final, frenzied two-month stretch of the us presidential contest on Monday with a series of campaign stops in OH, a battleground state that has for decades sided with the White House victor.

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Turkey Says Syrian Border Completely Cleared Of IS

While the government in Damascus is condemning the Turkish incursion as a violation of Syrian sovereignty, on Sunday the Turkish Prime Minister said that Syrian territorial integrity is " essential " for Turkey, as Binali Yildirim vowed to continue military operation south of the border.

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During G-20, Philippines spots more Chinese ships near disputed shoal

Rodrigo Duterte: latest intelligence report from the area "unsettling". "What is the goal of a barge?" China is mulling whether to deepen its economic bonds with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN ) at the group's summit in Laos on Tuesday to mend rifts caused by the South China Sea disputes, analysts said.

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Vuelta a Espana: Nairo Quintana ambush leaves Chris Froome on the ropes

Nairo Quintana took a huge step towards sealing his second Grand Tour win by extending his overall lead to 3mins 37secs over Chris Froome on Sunday s 15th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Although there are six stages remaining, yesterday's defeat could well see the Briton forced to settle for second overall for a third time in the Vuelta.

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Obama in Laos for first US presidential visit

The visit comes during what is probably Obama's final trip as president to Southeast Asia, a region that has enjoyed intense attention from the United States during his tenure. His China and Laos trip, nearly certainly his last trip to Asia before leaving office in January, is part of "the US rebalance to Asia and the Pacific", White House press secretary Josh Earnest said earlier this month.

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Clinton campaigns in Ohio with cough

Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that President Barack Obama called her when negotiators had reached a deal on Iran's nuclear program. The Democratic presidential nominee would be well-advised not to speak for a day prior to a debate, and to avoid any stressful situations. The Republican Party seconded Trump's objection, and Republican National Committee chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said the scheduling ...

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Barack Obama Cancels Rodrigo Duterte Talks After Insult

You must be respectful. Mr Duterte said if he did that, " Putang ina (son of a whore) I will swear at you in that forum". On social media some supported Obama's move with colorful language of their own. "Any line of communication that we have prepared to address this issue in front of other foreign leaders?" "I always want to make sure if I'm having a meeting that it's productive and we're getting something done", Obama said during a news conference.

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Labour MPs to vote on reinstating elections for shadow cabinet members

Caroline Flint, the former shadow Cabinet minister, said the reform had been nicknamed the "McDonnell amendment" because it could help John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, to succeed Mr Corbyn one day, even though he lacks support from MPs.

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US, Russia 'fail to reach Syria deal,' differences remain

Kerry and Lavrov met several times in 10 days in two different countries in hopes of reaching an agreement to rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and allow in relief supplies for civilians after the collapse of an earlier cease-fire signed in February.

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Clinton and Trump hold competing news conferences

While campaigning in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, Clinton got caught in a coughing fit which lasted a little bit longer than she would have liked. To prepare for his face-offs with Clinton, Trump said, "I think I'm doing the same thing" that worked for him during the primaries - prepping, but not over-preparing.

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CA lawmakers demand federal help after Hanjin bankruptcy

With the company's assets frozen, its ships are being refused permission to offload or take on containers at ports worldwide, out of concern tugboat pilots or stevedores may not be paid. That weaker trade and overcapacity have sent ocean shipping rates plunging in recent years. And, to make up for the tonnage lost with Hanjin, Korea's second biggest shipper, Hyundai Merchant Marine, plans to add four ships on its routes to the USA and nine on routes to Europe.

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Trump Says He Has 'Obligation' to Debate Clinton Barring 'Hurricanes, Natural Disaster'

Senator. Hillary Clinton gave her first presidential candidate televised national interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Now the countdown has begun to the first 2016 presidential debate , scheduled September 26 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York .

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Obama, Putin have 'candid, blunt' chat on Syria

EU President Donald Tusk said on the first day of G20 Europe was "close to limits" on its ability to accept new waves of refugees and urged the broader global community to shoulder its share of the burden. The pair also discussed Ukraine and Russia's cyber intrusions, the official said. Discussions on Syria have been taking place between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Obama said , warning that the Russian ally's relentless bombing is ...

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Series of ISIS attacks in Syria kills 48

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead in both the Homs and Damascus road attacks were government security forces manning checkpoints. The former Cold War enemies have been trying to broker a new truce after a ceasefire agreed in February unravelled in weeks, with Washington accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces - which are backed by Russian Federation - of violating the pact.

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Obama and Putin fail to reach agreement on Syria

Mr Obama said the aim was to reach "meaningful, serious, verifiable cessations of hostilities in Syria". The U.S. president said he also spoke with Putin about Ukraine and the urgency of implementing the Minsk agreement. "In the same way, we then have to do some coordination with even some of our closest allies racing to the bottom in terms of how they enforce their tax policies in ways that lead to revenue shifting and tax avoidance in our country".

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No curfew amid state of lawlessness in Davao

We want him alive because we want to talk to him kung sino mga kasama niya, anong grupo sila, and gusto namin malaman kung ano pa mga plano nila na mga terrorist activities and gusto rin namin malaman kung bakit". De la Rosa, who has been Duterte's main enforcer in the campaign, stressed that police would be more merciless towards corrupt policemen involved in illegal drugs.

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Clinton during coughing fit: 'I think I'm allergic to Trump'

Clinton's session with reporters was her first news conference since last December. It's unclear whether Trump's poor performance would qualify as a "natural disaster" in his mind, but he lucked out with Fox News' Chris Wallace as the moderator for the third debate.

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Obama says G20 has made things better

But Obama "suggested the US has concerns about Russian Federation holding up its end of the bargain and enforcing the terms", the wire service writes. There had been hopes of a breakthrough in stemming the Syria conflict after the United States said it was close to a deal with Russian Federation. The G20 members will support multilateral trading system, oppose protectionism, unlock global trade cooperation potential, and reverse the decline of trade growth, President Xi Jinping said here ...

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UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on North Korea missile launches

Just looking at them, they're looking exactly the same, ' reports The Daily Star . Lockheed, however, may eventually benefit from North Korea's latest launches if the South increases the size of its order or even if it can parlay China's fears about the system into a selling point to other customers.

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Merkel's CDU Loses To Anti-immigrant Party In State Election

In all, however, he said that Sunday's result would not "change Chancellor Merkel's stance on the refugees or the economy but the atmosphere in her own government and party will become rougher". "This put her in her place". In a sign of how much the AfD's rise has shaken up German politics, the party drew voters from all political camps as well as many supporters who didn't vote in the previous election , exit polling showed.

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Hermine lingers off shore with unsafe storm surges

New York City and Nassau County were removed from the Tropical Storm Warning overnight as the storm continues its journey on a more southeast track than initially anticipated. Gov. Chris Christie holds a news conference Sunday to discuss preparations. The storm did not drift back toward the coast as quickly as was anticipated before the weekend began, so heavy rain bands did not add to the coastal flooding woes.

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P 2M reward offered for arrest of Davao bomber

Duterte, the longtime mayor of Davao City , was elected President in May. "There is a crisis in this country involving drugs, extrajudicial killings and there seems to be an environment of lawless violence", said Duterte, who promised to tackle crime, corruption and drug use when he was inaugurated as president back in June.

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Cheeky Cornish Builder Snaps A Selfie With Duke And Duchess

William and Kate ended their day in Cornwall on Towan Beach in Newquay, where they were greeted by thousands of fans. "I said the 'last time you were here with your brother you were only so high". The goal of William and Kate's trip is to meet local organisations, businesses and charities, as well as visit a number of Duchy of Cornwall projects.

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Anti-immigrant party makes gains in German elections

The election took place in Ms Merkel's home state exactly a year after the Chancellor's decision to open Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and the discontent was palpable. Sunday's result could make it more hard for Merkel to bury a festering dispute with the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian arm of her conservative bloc, which has long criticized her decision to open the borders and advocated an annual cap on migrants.

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Federal judge blocks enforcement of North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

US District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder said three plaintiffs challenging the measure were likely to succeed at trial on their claim that it violates the 1972 Title IX Act, which prohibits sex-based discrimination by schools receiving federal funding.

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The battle for Ohio

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with members of the media, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, aboard his campaign plane, while flying over Ohio. Democrat Hillary Clinton has said the US should increase the number of Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S.to 65,000, and focus on those most vulnerable.

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Even young people aren't backing Corbyn any more, poll finds

But he said it would also put pressure on former shadow ministers to put their differences aside and return to the top team. Mr Corbyn was not at tonight's meeting. Chris Matheson is openly supporting Owen Smith and promoted his favoured candidate when he spoke at Eddisbury Labour Party but again the nomination went to Corbyn.

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Team Nigeria Departs For Rio 2016 Paralympics

The 37-year-old will compete in his sixth Paralympic Games, and his third as a cyclist following success in the pool in Atlanta, Sydney and Athens. Tingley will race in the Sonar class for the Games with teammates Scott Lutes of Mahone Bay and Logan Campbell of Saskatoon.

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Mission Kashmir: Separatists snub Mehbooba's invite for talks

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar , Mr Singh said the delegations members had gone to meet them in their individual capacity. He reiterated government's stand that the doors are still open for talks. "The all-party delegation will meet in Delhi after its return and decide the action plan for the future", he said. Separatists Sunday rejected Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's invitation to them for meeting with all-party delegation, terming such a measure as "deceitful" and ...

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Cabrera has 2 HRs, Upton homers in 11th to lift Tigers

Jose Abreu is 11-for-25 with four homers and 13 RBIs over the past five games for Chicago, which has not won a series against a division foe since the end of June.TV: 4:10 ET, FSN Detroit, CSN ChicagoPITCHING MATCHUP: Tigers RH Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.30 ERA) vs.


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