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Italy quake: Rescue operation as death toll climbs

The official toll is expected to rise further, however. It says the number of injured stands at 365. "On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the families of those who perished in the disaster".

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Clinton says she won't be going Mexico before Election Day

Donald Trump's comments on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton lacked "a presidential look" drew a strong rebuttal from the Democratic nominee's campaign. "He came out saying one thing and the Mexican president contradicted him nearly immediately", the former secretary of State said , according to Reuters.

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South Africa's economy avoids recession as manufacturing, mining grow

The tertiary sectors showed a growth rate of 2%, with finance up 2.9%, transport up 2.9%, trade up 1.4%, government up 1.2% and personal services up 0.8%. On an annual basis, GDP grew 0.6 percent in the June quarter, reversing a 0.1 percent drop in the first quarter. Government consumption expenditure increased by 1.3%.

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Earl Shilton's William Bradford Academy signs off with last GCSE results day

In all 18 students achieved outstanding individual results achieving eight or more A*/A grades. "It has been a privilege to celebrate both AS, A level and GCSE results recently and we look forward to welcoming our students back in September".

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In AfghanistanDeath toll from defence ministry attack revised up to 35

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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Turkey Clears ISIS, Kurds From Northern Syria Area: Erdogan

The first part of the deal's implementation evacuated about 340 people, including 62 gunmen who agreed to lay down their arms after taking advantage of a presidential amnesty, said the governor of Rural Damascus province, Alaa Munir Ibrahim.

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Putin says 'some alignment' with US on Syria after Obama talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry talked with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou , China, apparently believing an agreement could be reached. Russia, however, considers several of the groups the US backs to be "terrorist" organizations and, therefore, as legitimate targets. Officials hope a ceasefire will help advance talks on a political transition that would lead to the resignation of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

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Anti-Feminist Activist Who Helped Defeat ERA Dies

The group is against efforts it says are pushed by radical feminists or encroach on US sovereignty, such as guest-worker visas, according to its website, which describes the Equal Rights Amendment as having had a "hidden agenda of tax-funded abortions and same-sex marriages".

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India to swap chili shells for some pellet guns in Kashmir

The development comes ahead of an all-party delegation's visit to Kashmir for peace talks with all stakeholders in the Valley. Since early July, almost 4,000 people have been injured and one killed by pellet guns as India grapples with the biggest protests in Kashmir since 2010.

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40 dead as Turkish shelling, air raids strike Syrian civilians

Turkish airstrikes killed 25 Kurdish militants in northern Syria on Sunday, Turkish General Staff stated. But it also is aimed at USA -allied Kurdish forces that have gained control in recent months of most of the territory along the Turkey-Syria border.

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Iranian Boats Harass Navy Ship in Gulf

An American patrol ship had to change course in the Persian Gulf after an Iranian military vessel came within 100 yards (90 meters) and did not respond to attempts to contact it, U.S. "We don't see this type of unsafe and unprofessional activity from any other nation", the official added. "Commanding officers of ships are given the inherent right of self-defense, and what we don't want to have is a situation where, due to miscalculation, that right is invoked when it doesn't need to be", Davis ...

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One dead and four trapped in Tel Aviv building collapse

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in May that 480 people were killed in construction accidents between 2000 and 2015. A fire brigade spokesman said part of the structure had initially collapsed, causing a crane to fall and bring down more of the partially-completed parking lot.

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Angela Merkel admits immigration policy hurt party in elections

With a federal election just a year away, Merkel's ratings have fallen to a five-year low since opening German borders to about a million migrants last year and then championing a disputed EU-Turkey deal to solve the crisis. Earlier this year, it was expected that the CDU would help form the region's coalition government along with the centre-left Social Democratic Party.

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Multiple bomb blasts in Syrian cities kill at least 43

Attackers detonated two bombs at the entrance of the government stronghold of Tartus along the worldwide coastal highway, SANA said, killing 30. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a Britain-based monitoring group, said the blast hit a checkpoint belonging to the Kurdish Asayesh security forces.

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Philippines' Duterte regrets Obama insult

The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have competing claims to the strategically vital waters, but have watched China expand its presence by building artificial islands in key locations. The Philippines, which has overlapping claims with China to islands and atolls in the sea, won an worldwide ruling against Beijing in July. The shoal is part of the larger dispute in the South China Sea between China and some ASEAN countries.

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Obama, Putin Meet On Sidelines Of G20

Numerous leaders gathered in Hangzhou for the G20 face rising populist pressure at home as economic growth falters. China agreed to cooperate more closely with its trading partners on its politically volatile steel exports as leaders of major economies ended a summit Monday with a forceful endorsement of free trade and a crowded agenda that included the Koreas, Syria and refugees.

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Trump calls Obama's tarmac flap a 'sign of disrespect' from China

Obama and Putin spent about 90 minutes in a "constructive" meeting about getting humanitarian aid into the country, reducing violence, and cooperating on combating militant groups, the official told reporters. "Ankara hopes a ceasefire will be achieved in Aleppo next week", Erdogan said. It was one of Obama's final chances to engage in face-to-face diplomacy with his counterparts before a new president is elected in November.

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Afghanistan: 1 dead, 42 rescued after attack on CARE NGO in Kabul

One person has been killed and six others wounded after a vehicle bomb exploded outside the gates of the CARE NGO in Kabul Monday, Afghan Ministry of the Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqi told CNN. Sediqqi, the Interior Ministry spokesman, said a district police chief and five other police officers were killed. The violence comes more than a week after 16 people were killed when militants stormed the American University in Kabul .

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Choi leads LPGA Manulife Classic

From last week I have so much more confidence, and also this week I had a caddie. "It's awesome", said Henderson who, along with Sharp, represented Canada at the Rio Olympics. "I didn't know that we all shot 68 today until I just got done", said Lincicome moments after stepping off the 18th green. "The wind was very tricky today, the complete opposite of what I played during the practice round".

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Sania-Strycova sails into women's doubles quarter finals at the US Open

Seventh seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova came out with a comprehensive 6-4, 7-5 victory to defeat American-Japanese pair of Nicole Gibbs and Nao Hibino and enter the women's doubles quarter-finals of the US Open in NY on Monday. Sania Mirza reacts after a shot during the second round of the US Open in NY. The seventh seeds play the top seeded French duo of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the quarterfinals to be held later today.

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Flap with Philippine leader threatens to overshadow Obama's Laos visit

President Obama's comments come after a meeting with President Park Geun-hye of South Korea. US President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced doubling of the assistance to efforts to help remove millions of unexploded bombs and explosive ordnance (UXO) in Laos .

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Obama, Putin Discuss Syria Cease-fire at G-20 in Hangzhou, China

Before the summit, European G20-sources doubted that the Chinese agenda would mark a real new chapter to create more sustainable growth for the global economy. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday in a defiant reminder of the risks to global security, as world leaders including US President Barack Obama gathered at a G20 summit in China for the second day.

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Keith Vaz must decide his own political future prime minister declares

Conservative Home Affairs Committee member David Burrowes told BBC Radio 4's World At One: "I think he has done the right and honourable thing". It was not immediately clear whether the statement meant Mr Vaz would step down from his chairmanship altogether or just that of some committee sessions.

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Edo has potentials to become another Lagos - Ambode

Ojezua, who spoke at the main bowl of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, in Benin, said this was in spite of the fact that the party and its candidate, Godwin Obaseki, had prepared well. The Party Chairman in the state, Mr Anselm Ojezua, said the President's visit would boost the party's chances at the polls. To this end, President Buhari is aggressively formulating and implementing policies aimed at diversifying Nigeria's economy from oil dependency to other sectors such as agriculture, mining and ...

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'Many missing' in Tel Aviv vehicle park collapse

One of the dead has been identified as a worker from the Ukraine and the other is reported to be Palestinian, though he has not yet been identified. The Israeli military later said soldiers and rescue forces managed to extract five civilians from the rubble and that efforts were underway to rescue another five.

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Jeremy Corbyn says after-work drinks are 'sexist' and should be banned

Some polls have predicted that Mr Corbyn is heading for a larger margin of victory in the leadership contest than his original triumph a year ago, when he secured almost 60 per cent of first-choice votes. Corbyn is in the middle of a battle against Owen Smith to keep his job as leader of the party. Until the system ended, Labour MPs would vote for people to fill frontbench positions when the party was in opposition.

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Obama cancels meeting with Philippine´s Duterte after offensive comment

The Philippines said that both countries had "mutually agreed to postpone" the bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a summit in Laos , while U.S. Obama had been set for a showdown with Duterte on Tuesday in Laos amid tensions over China's growing territorial ambitions. Duterte earlier cursed Pope Francis and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte regrets abusing Barack Obama

The " son of a whore " comment was made when President Duterte was asked by reporters what he would say to President Obama at the upcoming summit. A statement released by his office said: "He regrets that his remarks to the press have caused much controversy".

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US Condemns North Korea's Firing of 3 Missiles

Before the firing, on the sidelines of the G-20 Monday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye criticized the North for what she called provocations that are hurting Seoul-Beijing ties. The defence ministry in Tokyo said the three missiles were estimated to have fallen into Japan's maritime Exclusive Economic Zone. In past years, the North's weaponry tests were characterized by failure, including missiles exploding in mid-air or wobbling and crashing well short of presumed targets.

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Could tightened ties with China be a risk for Canada?

Both China and Canada agree that a wide range of economic and trade cooperation would lay a foundation for bilateral ties and facilitate further communications on other aspects, including political and global issues, Li said. On Wednesday in Beijing, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will meet with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun. "Around the world there is anxiety around trade, there is anxiety around China", Trudeau told a question-and-answer session at the China ...

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'Founding mother' of modern United States conservative movement Phyllis Schlafly dies aged 92

Phyllis has been credited with doing the impossible, when she and the army of grassroots volunteers she led and trained defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment , which had passed both houses of Congress and seemed destined for certain ratification among the states.

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Obama vows to work to tighten sanctions on North Korea

Mr Obama also held talks with South Korean counterpart Park Geun Hye on the sidelines of a regional summit in Laos about Pyongyang's firing of three mid-ranged missiles on Monday. On Saturday, Park told those gathered at a business forum held in Vladivostok, Russia, "If we can not prevent North Korea's development of nuclear weapons, the nuclear threat will become a reality soon".

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Three Gunmen Killed At Charity Office In Kabul

It said the incident continued through to the early morning, "with damages sustained to the CARE compound". A police spokesman told global media that six other people were wounded, and that 31 people have been rescued from the building. An Interior Ministry statement said that a suicide vehicle bombing struck close to a building belonging to the charity CARE International in Shar-e Naw late Monday night, after which three more attackers entered the building.

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G20 a success for China, but hard issues kicked down the road

The joint statement calls for formation of a steel forum under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to study excess production capacity. Obama said the announcement, made a day before the start of the summit on September 3, showed that the world's two largest economies could come together to battle climate change.

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Syrian forces besiege rebel-held Aleppo

ISIS appeared to have ceded control of its last two villages along the Turkish border Sunday, a spokesman for SOHR told the Independent . The Islamic State jihadist group has reportedly lost control of its last strip of territory along the Syrian-Turkish border.


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