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Brent steady after rise on Russia-Saudi pact

Crude futures powered to new highs after Russian and Saudi energy ministers announced they had agreed to discuss ways to stabilize the oil market ahead of informal talks in Algeria later this month. Emirati Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei hailed the "positive step". Energy Ministers Alexander Novak and Khalid al-Falih met Monday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 countries' summit in China.

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Brent steady after rise on Russia-Saudi pact

Crude futures powered to new highs after Russian and Saudi energy ministers announced they had agreed to discuss ways to stabilize the oil market ahead of informal talks in Algeria later this month. Emirati Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei hailed the "positive step". Energy Ministers Alexander Novak and Khalid al-Falih met Monday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 countries' summit in China.

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North Korea's education minister executed, South Korean officials report

The spymaster, who was reinstated this month, is likely to be tempted to prove his loyalty by committing provocative acts against the South, said the official. Meanwhile, a vice department director of the ruling party's central committee, 62-year-old Choe Hwi , has been receiving reeducation in a rural area since May for "mishandling of the party's work on agitation and propaganda", according to the official.

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G20 Summit: ICC high hopes for marked progress

In a speech at a ceremony in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, Obama said the Paris deal was the "single best chance that have to deal with a problem that could end up transforming this planet". The U.S. has criticized China over cyberhacking and human rights and voiced increased exasperation with Beijing's growing assertiveness in key waterways in the region.

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Rajnath lashes out at separatists over snub

He added that the delegation members would meet in New Delhi and decide the future course of action. The Congress on Monday voiced its support for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti even as the separatists refused to hold talks with the all-party delegation and emphasized that only dialogue is the solution to end the prevailing unrest in the valley.

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Zimbabwe protest turns violent after police try dispersing the crowd

When some of the protesters refused to comply, police fired tear gas and water cannons. The country was also hit by riots as taxi operators protested against police harassment. We say the police excuse was disingenuous because only a few weeks ago they allowed thousands of Zanu PF supporters to march through the streets of Harare unhindered.

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AAP is cesspool of indecent, unscrupulous behaviour towards women: BJP

Speaking to the media after the sensational charges leveled against him by the Bijwasan MLA Colonel (retd) Devinder Sahrawat, Sanjay Singh announced to file a defamation case against Sehrawat. A defiant Sehrawat said that he had written the letters with full responsibility and will pursue the matter to its conclusion. "He has embarrassed the women of Punjab, the people of Punjab".

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Philippines heightens security after blast kills 15

This will prove popular with the Philippine people who have exhausted of the violence the drug trade has brought to the country. In response to the attacks President Duterte has declared a " state of lawlessness " - or more commonly know as martial law with the military assisting law enforcement in an effort to stabilize the situation.

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Clinton flies with traveling press corps for first time

She said his recent visit to Mexico led to "an embarrassing global incident". After eating a gyro at a diner in the Cleveland area, Trump rallied thousands of cheering supporters at a county fair in Canfield, and Clinton visited a brewery in Cleveland.

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Brazil's ousted president blasts process, talks about future

Rousseff was eventually ousted and her vice president and rival Michel Temer was sworn in. Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gestures during an interview with foreign correspondents at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia on September 2, 2016, after she was impeached by Congress on August 31.

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Close call as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in Ohio

Trump was joining running mate Mike Pence at a morning round-table discussion with union members in Cleveland. Trump in late July appeared to encourage Russian intelligence agencies to find Hillary Clinton's thousands of deleted emails - comments he later said were "sarcastic".

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Saint Teresa declaration sparks debate on sainthood and 'poverty porn'

Those fears prompted a huge, 3,000-strong law enforcement presence to secure the area around the Vatican and close the airspace above. "We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enrol her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church".

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Angels place Matt Shoemaker (head) on disabled list

The Angels did win the game 4-2 and Shoemaker stayed behind as the team had to fly to Oakland shortly after the game. The ball hit Shoemaker on the right side of his head and bounced into foul territory. Seager appeared concerned while standing at first base, and eventually joined numerous Angels over near Shoemaker after the play was over. Trainers used a towel to stop the bleeding, and Shoemaker was eventually able to walk off the field as a visibly shaken Seager looked on.

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N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles; 'grave threat' says Japan

The ministry said that the missiles were likely to have been short-range Scud missiles or Nodong medium-range ballistic missiles, which have a striking range that includes Japan, the ministry said. Before Monday's launch, South Korean president Park Geun-hye met her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit and criticised the North for what she called repeated missile provocations that are threatening to hurt Seoul-Beijing ties.

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Turkey-backed FSA takes control of Turkish-Syrian border

The ultimate goal of Ankara is now believed to curb the advances of the SDF in northern Syria, which had aimed to control a territory that would connect the Kurdish cantons of Afrin and Kobani through Jarablus and Azaz along the Turkish border.

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Pakistani Christian neighborhood and courts shaken by deadly twin bombings

Army spokesman Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said the attack was quickly repulsed and that security forces were searching for any accomplices. Police sources said, "Law enforcement agencies also recovered four automatic rifles, four hand grenades and four suicide vests from the crime scene".

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United Kingdom will remain at vanguard of free trade, vows May

May met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the Group of 20 summit in China to discuss a free trade agreement and said India, Mexico, South Korea and Singapore had all signalled they would "welcome" talks on removing trade barriers.

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Hillary Clinton: Timing of Russian hack is aimed at helping Trump

Clinton has previously tied Russian intelligence services to the cyber hack on the Democratic National Committee. At the meeting, Putin and May then discussed a number of issues, including those of worldwide security and solutions to the Syrian crisis, as well as drug trafficking, Russian Economy Minister Aleksey Ulyukaev, who was also present during the discussion, told reporters.

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Gatwick runway reopens after 'hole in tarmac'

Flights at London City Airport were disrupted this morning (6 September) after a group of demonstrators occupied the runway. Gatwick itself made no mention of their being a hole in its runway, mind, with this fact being relayed by local reporters.

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Islamic State 'ousted from Turkey-Syria border'

Islamic State jihadists were expelled from their last positions along the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey said Sunday, as Syrian forces again laid seige to rebel strongholds in war-torn Aleppo. SANA said the attack killed one person, while the opposition-run Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three people were killed. Turkey has long pushed for a safe zone in Syria between the two towns, with a plan to house Syrian refugees there.

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USA says 'reckless' North Korea missile tests threaten partners, commerce

The state media described the test-firing as "perfect" and said the drill has proved that the strategic force of the military is "capable of mounting a pre-emptive attack on the enemies any time and from any place". "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is very complex, and all sides should avoid action that could escalate the situation". According to one analyst, the launches were timed for maximum effect.

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At least 38 killed in series of bomb blasts across Syria

The explosions hit the coastal city of Tartous, the central city of Homs and the suburbs of the capital Damascus, as well as the northeastern city of Hasaka, which is mostly controlled by Kurdish forces but where the government maintains a presence.

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Man involved in destruction of Timbuktu monuments pleads guilty in ICC first

Mr Mahdi destroyed 14 of the 16 mausoleums in the ancient city of Timbuktu , regarding them as idolatrous. Lahaye - Radical Islamist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi admitted before the International Criminal Court (ICC ) that he ordered and participated in the destruction of historic monuments and buildings in Timbuktu .

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U.S. East Coast Trashed By Tropical Storm Hermine

Todd Solomon, who lives in an area of Virginia Beach that often floods, said water crept up to the foundations of some homes. The storm originated in the Atlantic and intensified over the Gulf of Mexico, making landfall as a hurricane in Florida.

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Southern California wildfire evacuees allowed to return home

Administrators of the castle - a national landmark once owned by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst - said on its website that the site is "closed until further notice due to wildfires in the area". Many families that did evacuate will likely return and find their homes are gone. Officials said Cal Fire does not solicit donations. In San Bernardino last week, the Blue Cut fire blackened 37,000 acres and destroyed 105 homes.

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Theresa May rejects points-based immigration system hailed by Brexit supporters

In a strongly worded report sent to the UK government, the country has warned that "Japanese businesses with their European headquarters in the UK may decide to transfer their head-office function to continental Europe if EU laws cease to be applicable in the UK after its withdrawal".

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Pakistan helicopters search for 2 missing US climbers

Their plan was to ascend the North Face and to descend on the northwest ridge with a return to base camp around 24 August. Another climbing group in the area at the time assisted. Search team members say the chances of finding any sign of them are extremely slim. Saturday was the first day that the weather was clear enough for flyovers.

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Hanjin pledges $90 million to resolve shipping cargo chaos

The moves would protect Hanjin's assets from being seized by creditors while South Korea arranges to have Hyundai Merchant Marine, take over Hanjin's key assets, including its vessels, workforce and networks. The unprecedented logistics disturbance seems to be over the hump as the Hanjin Group blitzed to make the decision for the support. Hanjin accounts for 7.8 per cent of trans-Pacific trade volume for the USA market and a Hanjin bankruptcy would be the largest ever for a container shipper.

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Debate countdown begins for presidential candidates

With under 70 days until Election Day , both Trump and #Hillary Clinton are pushing hard to solidify their base, while appealing to voters on the political fence. "That's not my job", Wallace said according to Huffington Post. "And I think that's a pretty clear outcome from that trip", she added , taking Trump's word that the issue was not discussed.

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Seehofer blames Merkel's refugee policy for 'disastrous' AfD success in state election

The nationalist, anti-migrant Alternative for Germany finished in second place, with 21 percent of the vote, behind the center-left Social Democrats, with nearly 31 percent. Meanwhile, leaders of right-wing parties in Italy and France applauded the AfD's electoral success and Marine Le Pen of the right-wing Front National said "what was not possible yesterday has become possible: the patriots of the AfD have swept away Mrs Merkel's party'".

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After Brazil's Rousseff Ousted, What About Corruption Probe?

Years later, in 2014, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Brazil to attend the World Cup soccer tournament, hand-delivered 43 U.S. government documents that detailed the depth of U.S. "We must continue to treat each other as partners in development and strengthen cooperation, and make China-Brazil cooperation a highlight in unity and cooperative relations between developing countries", Xi said.

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North Korea Launches Three Missiles as Leaders Meet in China

South Korea's defence ministry said the tests were of Rodong missiles with a range of 1,000 kilometres. The missiles were launched from areas near Hwangju county, to the south of North Korea's capital Pyongyang, according to a statement by South Korean military officials, reported by CNN .

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Germany's Merkel upbeat on improving ties with Erdogan after meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that she hopes to have many bilateral discussions to address Ukraine, Syria and refugee issues during the G20 Summit in China's Hangzhou. In addition, Turkey-U.S. relations suffered another twist after Ankara expressed discontent over a lack of support from Washington in the wake of the failed coup, particularly the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating the bloody attempt from Pennsylvania.

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Trudeau lightens approach to woo China

Speaking at a gala in Shanghai last night, Trudeau said he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping about how "a diversity of ideas" and freedom of expression "drive positive change". An analyst with Weber Commodities Ltd.in Saskatoon believes Canada can meet China's needs when it comes to canola imports. According to China's Premier Li Keqiang, both countries have "shown flexibility" on the issue, and he is optimistic that both parties would make some mutual adjustments after taking ...

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Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump 'Did Choke' on Mexico Trip

Donald Trump has even taken the lead in 1 national poll where he is standing at 40% to Hillary Clinton's 39% in the latest Rasmussen report and Reuters/Ipsos. Running-mate Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine on Sunday also argued that Clinton has indeed held press conferences throughout the campaign. In an election year the Labor Day Holiday is essentially the final sprint to Election Day as time begins to move at a rapid pace for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump .


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