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Large explosion hits centre of Afghan capital Kabul

Authorities said they were trying to pin down the location of the third blast and there was no immediate claim of responsibility from any militant group. Traffic was blocked in several parts of the city and schools were closed. The double bombing came less than two weeks after gunmen attacked the American University in Kabul, killing 13 people.

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Daesh 'driven out' from Turkey-Syria border

Sherman Muslim, Deputy Chief of Social Affairs in Rojava Administration, told ARA News: "The Turkish authorities tried to separate the protesters by repeatedly firing teargas". Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said 19 Syrian rebels wounded in clashes with IS since Saturday have been hospitalized in Turkey. Turkey's government has signaled that its offensive will not only target ISIS but also the Syrian Kurdish YPG, who are viewed as an equal threat.

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Clinton, Trump battling for OH at start of final campaign stretch

Video of the presser on Hillary Clinton's plane shot by Fox News shows that she literally walked away from the press when she burst out into the coughing fit. Under Mrs Clinton, "people can pour across the border and it doesn't matter who the people are". Donald Trump visited Mexico to speak with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on August 31, 2016 .

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President Obama Arrives in Laos for Historic Visit

US President Barack Obama warned North Korea's government on Tuesday (Sep 6) that provocative weapons tests would deepen the country's isolation. Many human rights groups are calling on Obama to speak up about Laos' human rights record, which includes jailing civil society activists.

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Construction site collapses in Tel Aviv, killing 2 people

Teams worked all night to search for survivors inside the wreckage of the multilevel parking garage under construction that collapsed. One fatality was identified as a 28-year-old Ukrainian national. "Time is not working in our favor" he adds, admitting that after 30 hours, the chances of people being alive are diminishing. Footage of the aftermath showed clouds of dust rising from the scene.

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Oil prices up in Asia on Russia-Saudi talks

The sharp rise in oil prices came amid renewed speculation that major producers including Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation could cooperate to tackle weak prices and rein in oversupply. While Opec adopted a Saudi-led policy allowing members to raise output to protect market share from higher-cost producers in 2014, Iran's supplies were constrained until this year by global sanctions over its nuclear program.

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U.S., Russian Federation meeting on Syria ends without a deal

Two years ago, the North fired two Rodong medium-range missiles just as Park and Abe were sitting down with Obama at the Hague to discuss a response to the North's arms program. The G20 summit took place in China as rising populist sentiment puts them under pressure to sidestep hard commitments, and with a stumbling push for a Syria ceasefire and Asia's territorial disputes intruding on the agenda.

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Twin bombings near Afghanistan's Defense Ministry kill 5

An hour before midnight on Monday, a suicide vehicle bomber. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Minister, said sporadic gunfire started in the morning hours shortly after a suicide vehicle bomber targeted the Kabul residential neighborhood of Shar-e Now, or New City.

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UK's Brexit minister warns of risks to quick departure

She said the speech had described a "pipedream" and "rhetoric" rather than reveal a "strategy" for Brexit. Britain's exit from the European Union presents both a considerable challenge and an exciting opportunity, said the United Kingdom minister overseeing the process of leaving, adding that the government will take the time needed to get it right.

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Mother Teresa Declared A Saint

In March, Pope Francis had announced that Mother Teresa , who founded the Missionaries of Charity , will be elevated to sainthood after the Church recognised two miracles attributed to her after her death in 1997. "She asked people to give until it hurts, not the money, but everything, give love until it hurts". Throngs of pilgrims flooded the Vatican on September 4 to celebrate the highly anticipated canonization of Mother Teresa, an event that Catholics and non-Catholics alike ...

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Corbyn 'ignored empty seats to sit on floor'

Findlay said: "There will be no progressive alliance with the SNP and I'm expecting Jeremy Corbyn to rule that out this week". Now Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale has said that she will also be backing Owen Smith to become the next Labour leader.

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Kerry tackles Yemen, Syrian conflicts in Saudi

Yemen's dominant Shiite Houthi group and its allies said Sunday they would deal with a plan put forth by the United States to resume peace talks with a goal of forming a national unity government, only once the Saudi-led coalition "aggression" halted and "economic siege" lifted.

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USA trade deal talks face headwinds in Europe

However, the German Chancellor has seen that chances to make the talks successful are still there; Steffen Seibert, spokesperson of the German Government, said that talks should continue; The Commission has the same opinion and according to its spokesperson, negotiations will be held based on a unanimous mandate among the Union's member states.

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Donald Trump tries honest words in Detroit black church because why not

Invoking Abraham Lincoln in his speech, Trump outlined the case for his presidential campaign and stated his general belief in a "civil rights agenda" centered on education, safety and job growth. Some protesters tried to move towards the gate of the church, but police blocked their way. Donald Trump has arrived at the church where today he is expected to attend a worship service and sit down for an interview with its pastor in an attempt to woo black voters.

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No deal on Syria as Obama and Putin meet

Obama said the aim was to reach "meaningful, serious, verifiable cessations of hostilities in Syria ". President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to keep up negotiations over a cease-fire agreement for Syria .

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William and Kate's trip to Scilly delayed by bad weather

William and Kate were then treated to a performance by 16 year old Ellie Kiraly from Porthtowan, who sung Stay With Me by Sam Smith. Away from the crowds, the royal couple will spend a romantic evening at the historic Restormel Manor , a 500-year-old, nine-bedroom historic house in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.

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Taliban Tell VOA Western Couple Held Captive In Good Health

The Canadian government said Tuesday it's aware of a video released by Afghan militants that depicts Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman , who were kidnapped while travelling in Afghanistan four years ago. The AP could not immediately verify the date of the recording, however even if the video was recorded in 2015, it would mark the first time the couple has appeared in a video since 2013.

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US, Russia labour over Syria truce deal but battles rage on

Kerry has said the United States won't accept just any deal just to have it collapse again. "Given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation, and we haven't yet closed the gaps in a way where we think it would actually work", he said.

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Merkel unhappy with outcome of German state election

The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party clinched nearly 21 percent in its first bid for seats in the regional parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Sunday. According to Reuters, Merkel's CDU reported 19% of the vote, marking their worst result in the party's history. But Leif-Erik Holm, the AfD party leader in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, told the German media that this "might be the beginning of the end" of Merkel.

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PM Modi condoles demise of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov

At the foot of the aircraft steps stood Karimov's wife, Tatiana, and his younger daughter, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, who was dabbing her eyes with a white handkerchief. local time on September 2 of a brain hemorrhage. Uzbek authorities declared three days of national mourning from Saturday for the deceased leader. During his brutal quarter-century rule - which rights groups say relied on torture and forced labour - Karimov earned a reputation overseas as one of the region's most savage ...

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Oil prices jump on freeze talks, analysts doubt sustainability

But there was no immediate cut to production despite concerns the supply of oil around the world still exceeds demand - putting downward pressure on prices. The global benchmark on Monday hit a near one-week high of $49.40 after the Russia-Saudi news. The announcement was made by the countries' energy ministers, Alexander Novak and Khalid al-Falih.

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China's Xi calls for appropriate handling of disputes with Britain

They also discussed prominent issues affecting the global economy, including climate change, refugee, anti-terrorism financing and public health. "G-20's transformation affects not only the interests of the members, but also the world economy", he said.

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Several people injured and others missing after building collapse in Tel Aviv

Israel's national rescue service said two people, including a 35-year-old man, were confirmed dead, and 22 people injured. The collapsed structure on the Tel Aviv building site. Images of the scene showed an underground auto park that had caved in and dozens of rescue workers and security forces at the site in Tel Aviv's Ramat Hahayal neighbourhood.

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Putin and Obama briefly meet at G20 summit in China

Obama said he had heard about the comment and instructed his aides to determine whether it would still be productive to hold the face-to-face meeting. The US hopes to align with Russian Federation to identify terrorist targets, including ISIS and the Nusra Front, a group formerly tied to al-Qaeda.

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Eliminate safe havens, ensure extradition of

Meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, the two Prime Ministers also discussed further enhancement of bilateral defence partnership, external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. May, 59, is UK's second woman Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher, also known as Iron Lady, with whom May is often compared. He sought Modi's suggestions on further strengthening the partnership, particularly trade and investment ties with the UK.

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US, Russia work on Syria truce, as Islamic State blasts kill dozens

In return, the United States would coordinate with Russian Federation in fighting against al Qaeda , the letter said , without elaborating. Duterte is not the first erratic president of the Philippines, but his unpredictability and willingness to fan latent colonial resentment against the U.S.

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Tim Kaine Compares Trump's Russian Hack Comments To Watergate

She directed her aides to create her private e-mail account but said she had no knowledge of why a private server was installed in the basement of her NY home or how it was secured. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press". On Thursday morning, Kaine blasted Donald Trump for inconsistency on his hallmark immigration stance, contrasting his relatively conciliatory remarks from Wednesday at a joint press conference in Mexico with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto with ...

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Search called off for 2 missing Utah climbers

The decision to call the search off was also based on the continuously stormy weather that was prevalent in the area at the time. Dempster and Adamson began their ascent of the north face of Ogre-II peak on August 21. Dempster, 33, and Adamson, 34, were attempting to scale the 7,285-meter peak's North Face, Global Rescue said. They set off on the trek 21 August, and expected the climb and descent would take five days.

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Philippine president says regrets "son of a bitch" remark

But hours later the decision was made to cancel , a White House spokesman said . On Tuesday, Duterte met Singapore's prime minister and was later to hold talks with the leaders of Japan and Vietnam. He said he had told his aides to speak with officials in the Philippines "to find out is this, in fact, a time where we can have some constructive, productive conversations".

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Putin Says He And Obama Took Step Forward On Syria

President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One upon his arrival at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport on September 3, 2016 in Hangzhou , Zhejiang Province of China. The G20 group agreed at their summit in China that refugees are a global issue and the burden must be shared, the leaders declared in a joint communique Monday.

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North Korea leader hails missiles, calls for nuclear build-up

The missiles, believed to be medium-range Rodong-class, were launched as leaders of South Korea and China met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, Reuters reports. The simplest way to bypass a missile defense system is to just launch more missiles than it can effectively intercept, says Jeffrey Lewis, director of the US-based East Asia Nonproliferation Program.

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China offers condolences over Uzbek President's death

Saturday's funeral came amid continued uncertainty over who will succeed him. The announcement came after a long, odd interlude during which Uzbek officials refrained from confirming the death even while the leaders of Turkey and Georgia expressed condolences, mosque leaders were barred from offering prayers for the president's health, and funeral arrangements were being made very publicly.

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Trump, Clinton court OH as White House race enters final 2 months

On Monday, Trump's deputy campaign manager David Bossie decried Clinton's "terrible judgment, incompetence and dishonesty" - targeting one of the former first lady's crucial weaknesses in the eyes of voters. "We know Donald Trump hires people, and I'm quite sure he will be very well for the economics of the Mahoning Valley", Winbush said. Trump, who visited a Cleveland diner to meet with union members, is seeking to capitalize on simmering frustration among blue-collar workers over ...

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Obama, Putin to continue seeking Syria agreement

She is also expected to have a brief discussion with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, whose government has produced a series of demands aimed at protecting the country's firms operating in the United Kingdom from Brexit. "I have grounds to believe that it can happen in the next few days", Putin said. "Facing current risks and challenges in the world economy, we will continue to reinforce macro policy communication and coordination", Xi said.

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One dead in ongoing attack on Kabul charity

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Militants stormed a building housing an worldwide aid organization in Kabul, provoking an overnight firefight with security forces in which three gunmen were killed and six civilians were wounded, Afghan officials said Tuesday.


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