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Saudi Mufti says Iran's leaders "not Muslims"

He said Iranian leaders were "followers of magus", a term that refers to Zoroastrianism, the dominant belief in Persia until the Muslim Arab invasion of today's Iran thirteen centuries ago. Iran has long attempted to politicise the Hajj , Batarfi said, including political marches at the pilgrimage against the US, Israel and Jews that "were not acceptable".

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Kashmir unrest: All party panel to meet today

According to sources, this is the dominant view of the all-party delegation which returned to the national capital yesterday after paying a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. The delegation was in Srinagar on Sunday and had visited Jammu before returning to Delhi. He said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti invited separatists for talks to end the ongoing unrest in Kashmir , but they refused to budge.

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Italy Prosecutor: Shoddy Renovations May Have Led To Quake Deaths

Countless more who fled damaged homes - or even the ones without any heavy damage - went to stay with relatives in Rome and other Italian cities. People attend a mass funeral service for victims of the quake, at a gymnasium arranged in a chapel in Ascoli Piceno .

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2G scam case: SC denies permission to Ruia for foreign trip

You can go to hell", Justice Khehar said. "We are now once bitten twice shy", the Bench observed, rejecting Mr. Ruia's plea to travel for business. Indian authorities want him to return to face legal proceedings, but he refused and has been represented in courts by lawyers.

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Giant Pandas Aren't Endangered Anymore

The panda bear will remain listed as "vulnerable" on the IUCN's "Red List", which classifies species according to population sizes and threats they are facing. The improved status does show that the government's effort to help conserve the panda have been effective. Climate change may pose the most dire threat to their livelihood, as it could destroy some 35 percent of their bamboo forest habitat in years to come.

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Clinton blasts Trump over Fed comments

There's no rest for the presidential candidates . While Labor Day has traditionally been the kickoff to the fall campaign, both Clinton and Trump have been locked in an intense back-and-forth throughout the summer. While they will appear separately and not be on stage at the same time , it could serve as a warm-up to their highly-anticipated first presidential debate on Sep.

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No deal on Syria as US-Russia talks end

But U.S. officials said the incident actually stemmed more from a mix-up over finding a driver for the staircase-on-wheels who could communicate in English with the U.S. Putin has denied his government was involved, but cheered the release of the information. There is an apparent role-reversal between Putin and Obama with reference to Erdogan.

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Laptop With Clinton Emails Is Missing

The FBI said it can not be sure foreign entities did not gain access to classified material Clinton sent or received while serving as President Barack Obama's first secretary of state. In the report , released today (Sept. 2), the agency disclosed its finding that Clinton "used in succession 11 e-mail capable BlackBerry mobile devices", eight of which she used while at the State Department.

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Philippines' President Threatens President Obama -- Immediately Regrets It

In August, he said the USA ambassador to the Philippines was "gay" and the "son of a whore" because the diplomat criticized Duterte's suggestion he would have liked to have been the first to rape a missionary who was gang raped and killed in the president's hometown of Davao in the 1980s.

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ISIL has lost all territory along Syria-Turkey border, Turkey says

The border town of Jarablus, which Syrian rebels and Turkish forces recently recaptured from the terror group, is a critical location for supplies, money and fighters coming in and out of ISIS-held areas. Turkey views those Kurdish militias as an offshoot of its own Kurdish insurgent group-the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK-and fears the Syrian Kurds want to create an autonomous Kurdish state in the border region.

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Abe calls for 'new epoch' in Russia-Japan ties

Putin, who has won praise and a pledge to improve ties from Trump while facing attacks from Clinton, stuck repeatedly to his position that he has no preferred candidate and would work with whoever wins. Clinton is ahead in the polls against Trump, who's promised to improve ties with Russian Federation to fight common threats such as Islamic State and praised Putin's leadership.

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Russia, Japan agree on island dispute solution by year-end

Putin said . "The important thing is the content that was given to the public". "No, I don't know anything about that", Putin said in a jocular tone, raising an eyebrow as he answered the question. Clinton's campaign manager, Robert Mook, has suggested that Trump may be a "puppet" for the Kremlin. Trump has complimented Putin on several occasions, going so far as to say he was a stronger leader than President Barack Obama.

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North Korea executed a deputy premier, Seoul reports

In Hwang's case, unspecified "policy proposals he had pushed for were seen as a direct challenge to the Kim Jong Un leadership", says the source . Kim Jong-un has executed a senior North Korean official by firing squad because he did not sit properly during a meeting.

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Opening ouch: LSU sputters as Wisconsin lands historic upset

Wisconsin's Eric Steffes catches a pass with LSU's Tashawn Bower defending during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. Wisconsin and LSU , historically, have faced each other three times, and at the end of each, LSU has walked away the victor. "When he has to stick it in there, he can stick it in there".

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Auto park collapses in Tel Aviv killing 3 Israelis

Local media reported that the missing workers are Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinian residents of the West Bank. Israel Railways director Boaz Tzafrir says he expects 4,000 passengers during rush hour, 50,000 per day and more than 10 million a year on the new service.

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Obama may speak informally with Duterte in Laos: White House

Obama said he asked his staff to determine if meeting with Duterte while in Laos would still be productive. Duterte's statement on Tuesday in Laos struck a much more conciliatory tone, saying both sides would hold face-to-face talks "at a later date".

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Davis Vows no Brexit Delay as May Urged for Clarity

David Davis also told parliament that Britain does not need to be a member of the EU's single market to have access to it. She said the prime minister remains "ambitious" to "go after the best deal that we can get for the U.K." and that planning for negotiations on leaving the bloc is continuing.

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Amnesty says Kabul attack on aid group was war crime

Security forces blocked all roads leading to the Shar-e Naw neighbourhood throughout the operation to end the siege. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter the defence ministry was the object of the first attack, while police were targeted in the second.

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British Government Rules Out Second Referendum on EU

The investment manager behind the legal challenge has said many British voters were fooled into backing Brexit without realising there was no credible plan. Commenting on Prof. Brooke's opinions, UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge said it is clear Project Fear is still "alive and kicking", adding that it was the professor who was talking "gobbledygook" as UKIP would strive to ensure Brexit will be a reality.

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Government May Review Z Category Security To Separatists

The MHA wants to send a strong message that those provoking youths in Kashmir to resort to violence will not be spared, sources said. Repelling the notion that the all-party delegation visit to Jammu and Kashmir was a "failure", the Home Minister had yesterday said the delegation will now meet in Delhi to chalk out an action plan for the government on measures that it needed to take in future in Jammu and Kashmir.

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British Airways Suffers Widespread Delays

BA had to apologise in July after computer glitches in check-in systems also delayed passengers. The spokesperson declined to say how extensive the delays were due to the computer glitch, but travel tracker website Flight Aware lists that there were 261 British Airways flight delays as of 10:35 a.m.

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Obama cancels Duterte meet over 'whore' slur

On Tuesday, Duterte issued a statement expressing regret over the outburst, while his aides downplayed the cancellation and appeared to blame the media for provoking the Philippine leader. "Nobody but nobody. You must be respectful". "You just can not shoot a statement against the president of any country". Using the Tagalog phrase for "son of a b****", he said: "Putang ina I will swear at you in that forum".

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Saudi Arabia's top cleric says Iran's leaders 'not Muslims'

Khamenei also urged Muslims around the world to reconsider Saudi Arabia's custodianship and management of Islam's holiest sites, including in Mecca where the Hajj is performed. The ideological enemies exchanged accusations previous year over a stampede that claimed the lives of over 780 pilgrims, 400 of which were Iranians.

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Obama condemns North Korea after latest missile launches

The council gave no indication of what "further significant measures" it might take. The council's swift agreement on the statement could be a sign of Beijing's growing frustration with its rogue ally. " North Korea needs to know that provocations will only invite more pressure and further deepen its isolation", he told reporters after meeting Park in Vientiane.

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Gabon justice minister resigns, calls for vote recount

In an interview with French radio station RTL on Tuesday, Valls suggested that a recount might reduce tensions in the country. The European Union observers have also criticized the vote for lacking transparency. The violence has also raised worldwide concern, with the African Union expressing its readiness to help the warring parties find a solution to the conflict.

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Young anti-China activists set to rile Hong Kong parliament

Several pro-independence candidates have won seats in Hong Kong's legislative election - the first since the so-called Umbrella Revolution of 2014 - which saw a record turnout in the Chinese-controlled city. Sunday's election was the first Legislative Council poll since the 2014 Occupy protests, where thousands of citizens blocked streets for 79 days, angered at the unwillingness of Beijing and the Hong Kong government to let the territory's citizens nominate their own candidates for chief ...

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Aust focused on EU trade deal: Ciobo

Prime Minister Theresa May has not provided a date for when she will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to formally begin the Brexit process, but it is expected to happen in the first half of 2017. The working group will meet twice a year and "focus on scoping out the parameters of a future ambitious and comprehensive Australia-UK free trade agreement", the UK's Department for International Trade said in a statement .

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Trump neck and neck with Clinton as early voting looms

Sen. Tim Kaine addressed about 200 supporters Tuesday inside the Historic Hannah Block USO Building in downtown Wilmington. The biggest area of focus on the CNN poll was that half of those surveyed were white Americans without a college degree, a number that Trump typically does well with.

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Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria rocket attack

Some 5,000 USA and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have crossed into northern Syria from Turkey to participate in the so-called Euphrates Shield operation, according to local journalist Adnan al-Hussein, who is embedded with the groups. The city has been contested since summer 2012. "Even before the revolution it was carefully guarded", said opposition media activist Yousef al-Boustani, referring to the 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad, which began with peaceful protests.

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Tropical Disturbance Edges Closer to Florida; Gaston Weakens for Now

Tropical wave 99L continues to move toward Southwest Florida, but uncertainty remains about where and how strong it will be by early next week. "Heavy rains and gusty winds could begin over the weekend and continue through early next week", the Miami-based Hurricane Center said in an advisory issued early Friday.

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Apple Tax Ruling: Here's What Tim Cook & Ireland Have to Say

The ruling followed a two-year investigation which concluded that the level of tax that Apple was paying in the Irish Republic, where its European Union HQ is located and through which EU sales are channelled, amounted to illegal state aid.

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Trump's Campaign Manager Says His Position on Border Wall 'Never Changed'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at the Quad Cities International Airport after a campaign stop in Cleveland. Trump received backlash last summer for calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" and criminals in his speech announcing he was running for president.

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Zika Is Still A Global Public Health Emergency, WHO Says

At least 49 cases of locally transmitted Zika infections have been reported in Florida, most in Wynwood and Miami Beach. Even if Singapore looks tiny and manageable, we still should pay heed and be as prepared as possible for Zika infections and transmissions across our vast archipelago.

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BA passengers wait five hours after another computer meltdown

British Airways has apologised to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems. The only affected flight was Tuesday morning's BA1321 outgoing service to Heathrow, due to the check-in process having to be done manually. It is still not clear, how many flights in the world have been affected. Some people shared images of hand-written boarding cards that BA staff had given them.

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Bill Cosby's sex assault trial won't start until June

Reportedly, the prosecution in the criminal sexual assault case against Cosby may allow as many as 13 of his alleged victims to testify against him during the trial in order to prove that Bill Cosby engaged in a pattern of behavior that involved the frequent drugging and sexual assault of women.


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