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20 injured in collapse of Tel Aviv construction site

The teams believe that other three missing construction workers are trapped underneath the rubbles. Magen David Adom declared it a "mass casualty event", which usually means that at least five people were injured. The Israel-based Africa Israel firm won the tender for the project, the Tel Aviv mayor's office said. Rescue workers tried to keep quiet at the scene so that they could better hear the missing person's voice and so that they could try to find additional missing persons.

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Cowboys keep Romo on active roster

If he's placed on the injured reserve-return list, he's ineligible for the first seven games of the season. Anyway, what this move possibly does is free up the Cowboys to dangle Romo's possible return in front of their opponents. They host the Philadelphia Eagles on October 30. Romo suffered a compression fracture of his L1 vertebra during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 23.

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Donald Trump, greeted by protests in Detroit, woos voters in Democratic stronghold

WASHINGTON-A close ally of Donald Trump said talks about the cost of building a wall with Mexico was not supposed to be part of the discussion during Republican presidential candidate's recent meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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Philippines President Speaks Out Against Killing of Black People in America

They never returned. Now two of the police officers involved in their deaths are facing murder charges, a rarity in the ongoing drug war that has torn apart families across the island archipelago. Following US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Manila in late July, Duterte confirmed that the Philippines will receive $32 million in aid from the USA meant to fund training and services for security forces.

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Philippine president regrets calling Obama a 'son of a bitch'

In a statement read by his spokesman, Duterte said the remark was not intended as a personal insult. Elected in May on an anti-crime platform, Duterte has lashed out at the U.S. Top Obama aide Ben Rhodes told reporters in Laos on Tuesday evening the broader relationship with the Philippines "has been and remains rock-solid".

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Top Saudi cleric calls Iranians 'not Muslims'

Iran says it is not sending any pilgrims on this year's hajj beginning September 10 after talks with Saudi officials about security failed. While Iran as a sovereign country can make diplomatic errors, Saudi Arabia as the custodian of Kabaa cannot and must not reply in the like.

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EU observers note anomaly in Gabon voter turnout results

The Gabonese authorities say three people have died and 105 have been injured following violent clashes and mass arrests that have taken place since the election result was announced. Justice Minister Seraphin Moundounga said he made the decision in the face of the government of President Ali Bongo Ondimba's "stubborn refusal" to recount the vote.

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Obama, South Korean president condemn North Korea missile launch

South Korea's defense ministry said the latest tests were of Rodong missiles with a range of 1,000 kilometers. The move drew swift condemnation from the US and other world leaders who will gather this month in NY for the United Nations General Assembly.

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That's not the ticket: Toddler's littering citation dropped

Westover says the inspector refused to rescind Harper's ticket, even amid assurances that they're not a family of litterbugs. When Harper's parents received the citation and fine in the mail they were outraged. Westover wondered if a garbage man accidentally left the bag behind. The case drew ridicule after Westover's husband, Chuck, posted about it online.

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Valls: Burkini ruling won't end vital debate

In barely a fortnight, a French Riviera mayor's decision to ban burkinis - full-body swimsuits - blew up into a major controversy dividing public opinion at home and overseas. The always-outspoken Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, has plunged into the row since entering the race last week, saying France has to fight to protect its secular "way of life".

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UNICEF says 28 million children uprooted by global conflict

World leaders attending two major summits on the global refugee crisis this month must step up actions such as keeping families together and scaling back detention to stem the growing number of children in danger as they flee war, the head of UNICEF said on Wednesday.

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IUCN: Panda downgraded to "vulnerable species"

China banned trading panda skins in 1981, and enacted the Wildlife Protection Law in 1988, which banned poaching and gave the pandas' the highest protected status, CNN reported . The Gorillas, which live in the mountainous forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda, are now believed to number less than 5,000 globally, and as a result, have been downgraded from "endangered" to "critically endangered" by the conservation group.

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Hong Kong election: Who are the new faces in politics?

The vote for Legislative Council is seen as Hong Kong's most important election since the handover from Britain in 1997, and will test the unity of Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp. "Now, we can bring these ideas to the table". For the functional constituency election, there are 55 validly nominated candidates (excluding candidates of the District Council (second) functional constituency), and 43 of them ran for 18 seats in the functional constituencies.

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Saudi Arabia's Top Cleric Says Iranians 'Not Muslims'

He added that Iranians' "hostility towards Muslims", particularly Sunnis, "is an old" thing. In a statement following the opening ceremony of Hajj Global Symposium held in Makkah and organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Minister said that this symposium attracts Muslim scholars from all over the world to discuss moderation as well as the efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve pilgrims, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

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Philippine President Expresses 'Regret' For Cursing Obama

More than 2,000 suspected drug users and dealers have died since Duterte took office two months ago. "Son of a bitch" (or son of a whore , depending on the translation) seems to be a favourite of Duterte. He says the two leaders want peace and security for all peoples. "The failure to move ahead with TPP. would call into question America's leadership in this vital region", the president said, sending a strong message to us politicians at a time when the TPP debate seems to be stalling.

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The 10000 Civilians Killed in Yemen

Dozens more were wounded in the attack that targeted a compound where forces loyal to exiled, Saudi-allied President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were gathered, according to local authorities. IS claimed responsibility for the Monday attack, in which a suicide bomber detonated his pick-up truck among a crowd of pro-government military recruits.

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European Union election mission in Gabon says finds anomalies in results

Gabon's opposition has yet to say if it will appeal through the Constitutional Court for a recount, while the government has dismissed all calls to publish more detailed results, prompting the justice minister to resign. One of their main complaints is that Gabon's ample oil wealth has not been shared fairly among the population. Manuel Valls, prime minister of Gabon's former colonial power France, has suggested a recount.

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DA objects to new protector

Horn said on Tuesday that the "DA values the role of the public protector as one of the most critical in ensuring that the South African government functions efficiently and corruption-free". Parliament's ad hoc committee tasked with finding a new Public Protector chose Mkhwebane, Judges Sharise Weiner and Siraj Desai, and Prof Bongani Majola as its final candidates.

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Gabon leader under scrutiny as EU questions election win

Gabon's top opposition candidate Jean Ping declared Friday that he was the rightful victor of the presidential election, calling the results for the August 27 vote fraudulent. Authorities appeared to have restored order in Libreville on Tuesday, and shopkeepers and government workers returned to their jobs despite Ping's earlier call for a mass walkout.

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In Laos, Obama issues warning to TPP opponents back home

The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs added Duterte had "a deep regard and affinity for President Obama and for the enduring partnership between our nations". Obama's outreach to those regional powers hit a snag just as he arrived in the region from China. The summit will be followed by a series of other meetings on Wednesday and a summit Thursday between leaders from ASEAN and other countries, including the United States, China, Russia, India, South Korea, Japan, Australia and ...

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Rajnath briefs Modi on Jammu and Kashmir

Government will make announcement after tomorrow's meeting", Madhav told reporters after the meeting at the Home Minister's residence. Continuous unrest and shut downs in Kashmir Valle has further aggravated the situation in the last two months resulting into losses of hundreds of crores rupees of the industrial sector, said Mahajan.

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Obama cancels meeting with Philippine leader after slur

White House officials previously said Obama would confront the Philippines President about his country's handling of drug dealers, including extra-judicial killings, or government executions without the benefit of judicial proceedings. I don't respond to anybody but to the people of the republic. He's touting $90 million the US will spend over three years to aid the cleanup effort. Duterte declared a "state of lawlessness" in his country after an explosion Friday at an open-air market in ...

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Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

Several countries including Taiwan and Australia have warned pregnant women against travel to Singapore . Pic: AFPThe Philippines yesterday reported the first case of a locally transmitted Zika infection for the year, its sixth Zika case since 2012.

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Tel Aviv building collapse injures dozens, others feared trapped

Hundreds of firefighters, soldiers, police officers, and medical personnel have been struggling to retrieve survivors after the parking garage collapsed at midday Monday, injuring at least 23 construction workers. The commercial area in northern Tel Aviv comprises high-tech businesses, restaurants and a hospital. The IDF Home Front Command deployed several search and rescue teams and doctors to the site of the Tel Aviv parking lot crash on Monday.

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Address rape victims of South Sudan hotel rampage, United States says

One of the diplomats told AFP on condition of anonymity that South Sudanese ministers "were surprised to see that the Security Council spoke with one voice" and that "They were surprised by the tone of Russian Federation, and also of China, which acted like someone who lost two peacekeepers".

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S$19.7b Apple tax decision is based on facts, rules

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has, along with the Revenue Commissioners, said the opinions given to Apple were done in accordance with the law of the time and that any other company could and would have received the same advice. Speaking in Cork where he opened a European conference on rural development, Mr Hogan said he was aware a ruling was due last week but said he did not know the amount involved until it was published.

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Militants blamed for Philippine explosion

The explosion instantly killed 14 people and injured 71 others as the market is a very popular area in the city. Armando Morales, a 50-year-old masseur, said the explosion threw him off his chair, adding that the blast had an upward force and emitted smoke but no fireball that could have killed more people.

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Santorum: Trump's Immigration Plan Is One He Criticized Primary Opponents For Having

Trump's latest repositioning Monday on the question of legal status came one day after key campaign surrogates and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, gave conflicting answers about whether the nominee's immigration plan still includes mass deportations.

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Record voter turnout in key Hong Kong election

Prior to the vote, senior administration figures in both Hong Kong and Beijing had warned against supporting a candidate linked with independence. Nathan Law , one of the student leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, has been elected on Hong Kong Island, according to preliminary results.

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Hillary Clinton's campaign fires back at Trump's 'presidential look' jab

Kaine also accused Trump of a "bizarre fascination with strongmen and authoritarian leaders", noting he once rented space at one of his NY estates for then-Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi to pitch a tent. "Now the advice, of course, is just don't talk for a day or two, " Clinton said, adding that that scenario is not going to happen. The day before in swing state Ohio, Trump softened his stance on immigration while Clinton blasted Russian Federation for suspected tampering in the US electoral ...

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Organizers say ticket sales up, Rio ready for Paralympics

The Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday that the Indian gold medallists from the Paralympic Games will be awarded Rs 75 lakh, the silver medallists will get Rs 50 lakh while Rs 30 lakh will be given to the bronze medallists. The British Paralympic Association confirmed it had been among those forced to clean athletes' rooms themselves, while Liam Harbison, of Paralympics Ireland, labelled the rooms "dusty and grimy" adding: "To get it clean as we expect, we had to do it ourselves".

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Erdogan proposes Syria 'no-fly zone' to US, Russia

Putin, Obama said , is "less colorful" than another confrontational leader, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who earlier Monday warned Obama against raising his controversial record combating drug crime in an anticipated meeting. "In exchange, Russian Federation would prevail on its ally, the regime of Bashar al-Assad, to stop bombing moderate rebel groups and civilians", David reported in July.

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US Treasury says $1.7 billion transfer to Iran was all cash

Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would bar such payments to Iran in the future and seeks to reclaim the $1.7 billion for victims of Iranian-backed terrorism. The officials said the $1.3 billion was paid in cash on January 22 and February 5. The so-called Judgment Fund is taxpayer money Congress has permanently approved in the event it's needed, allowing the president to bypass direct congressional approval to make a settlement.

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Barack Obama, Putin, agree to continue seeking deal on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin , left, listens to U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. He said it was premature to give details about the terms of any deal, but that the two nations would strengthen cooperation on fighting terrorism. The official spoke anonymously to discuss a private conversation.

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U.N. Security Council issues joint statement on North Korea missile tests

He called on other nations to "implement sanctions fully" against Pyongyang. The council gave no indication of what "further significant measures" it might take. "He stressed the need to continue making miraculous achievements in bolstering up the nuclear force one after another in this historic year", the official KCNA news agency said.


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