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US sees progress in Syria talks with Russia

After more than six weeks of on-again, off-again talks, American and Russian negotiators remain huddled in Geneva, trying to hammer out an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria , and potentially, on coordinating air strikes against jihadist targets there.

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Pope praises Teresa as model for Christians

India renamed the city of Calcutta to Kolkata in 2001 to match the Bengali pronunciation. The Rev. Peter Lingdam, head of the lay branch's Darjeeling branch, told the Press Trust of India: "We wished to experience what Mother Teresa must have felt during that time ".

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Apple unveils iPhone 7, AirPod headphones

Cook also announced new Apple Watch OS 3, saying it faster, has more faces and is full of new features. And it wasn't the only Nintendo announcement. Smartphones typically have resorted to software tricks for zooms, resulting in fuzzy images when blown up. Both cameras take 12 megapixel photos. High-end photographers can get images in RAW format, which allows for more versatile editing, matching what many leading cameras now have.

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Russian Federation 'gaps of trust' stymie hopes for Syria ceasefire

In a news conference at the end of the G-20 meeting, Obama said a "dangerous dynamic" had taken hold in which the Russians sought to delegitimize any group that is fighting their ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad. The leaders also discussed the situation in Ukraine, as well as cybersecurity. A sit-down between Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also laid bare the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies' diverging interests in Syria, with Erdogan pointedly challenging Obama ...

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Twin Earthquakes Strike Underneath Iceland's Largest Volcano

Its volcanos attracted global attention in April 2010, when ash from an eruption of its Eyjafjallajokul volcano grounded flights across Europe for days, disrupting travel for millions. The eruption of Eyjafjallajokull saw thousands of Brits stranded across the continent. Katla last erupted in 1955 and 1999. In recent years, the volcano has had several periods of increase activity and the two earthquakes on Monday have raised concerns.

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Opening Ceremony for Russia's alternative Paralympic Games takes place in Moscow

The Rio Paralympics have got under way with a colourful opening ceremony at the Maracana football stadium. Sir Philip, who lost the use of his legs aged 16 after a rock-climbing accident near his home town of Bolton, made special mention of the first Independent Paralympic Athletes team, which includes two refugees.

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Erdogan talks 'safe zone' in Syria with US, Russia

The two leaders also discussed Ukraine during their meetings at the G20; Obama says he emphasized that USA sanctions against Russian Federation wouldn't be lifted until a peace agreement is implemented in Ukraine. "It was constructive", the White House official said of the meeting. Following Obama's meeting with Putin, an official said the leaders indicated a desire for Kerry and Lavrov to reconvene deliberations in the coming days.

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Turkey expels 73 more personnel from armed forces

The secretary of state declined to reveal what outstanding issues are keeping the USA and Russian Federation from reaching a deal, but one official says Russian Federation balked on several points - delaying an announcement anticipated on Sunday.

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Who's Got the Look? Donald Trump Runs for Stylist in Chief

Among his proposals, Trump says he will ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester - part of across-the-board cuts to federal agencies that Republicans say have hobbled the readiness of United States armed forces - and will submit a new budget to bolster the size of the military, swelling active-duty Army personnel to 540,000, up from around 473 ,000.

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Brent crude prices steady after rise on Russia-Saudi pact

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said the agreement would also encourage other producers to cooperate. "The best oil bulls can expect is the implied promise of concrete action on production if prices slip into the low 40s for a sustained period", PVM Oil Analytics' David Hufton said in a note.

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The Heat: 2016 G20 summit review

There was no mention of a global stimulus or other joint action, which officials said earlier was unworkable because economic conditions vary widely from country to country. According to the World Trade Organization, the global trade in goods in 2015 grew 2.8 percent from the previous year in volume terms and is expected to remain below 3 percent this year for the fifth consecutive year.

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Bill Clinton Stops in Orlando for his Wife

Clinton encouraged people to contrast the work of the Clinton Foundation with the activities of the Trump Foundation, which her spokeswoman, Jennifer Palmieri, has called "an actual pay-to-play scandal ". The interaction underscored a reality about the new flying arrangement: Both Clinton and her pack of reporters are out of practice when it comes to casual interactions with each other.

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Duterte warns China of 'bloody' war if sea row talks fail

The senate joint inquiry is being conducted by Senator Leila de Lima , who has called on authorities to explain the "unprecedented" rise in deaths. The head of the Philippines police has said more than 1,900 people have been killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs in the past seven weeks.

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Obama dines in Laos with ASEAN country leaders

This shows that the relationship between the two allies is strong", Yasay said . "President Duterte is a rock star not only in our country but also in other countries like Laos, Japan, and now the other foreign ministers and delegates have scrambled to get a selfie with our president", Mr.

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Clinton, Trump meetup in New York for town hall meeting

Trump levied unusual criticism against America's military leaders, saying the generals have been "reduced to rubble" during President Barack Obama's administration. "I believe that he has a realistic vision for the future", Butler said. Defense officials say the increased numbers reflect new confidence by victims that their cases will be taken seriously, but skeptics in Congress and outside advocates say that sexual assault is badly underreported inside the military and that deep cultural ...

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Gabon's Ali Bongo hits back at European Union over poll 'anomalies'

Official figures show the president won 95.46 percent of the vote in the province, a Bongo stronghold, on a 99.9 percent turnout. "We hope the African Union mission. "For once we're respecting the law and we're being told to circumvent it, it's unusual", he said. Worldwide pressure is growing on Gabon's government to show transparency in the vote results, with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday telling RTL radio that "common sense would command a recount of the ballots".

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Donald Trump vows U.S. military build-up, proposing more troops, ships, warplanes

The U.S. presidential candidates appeared back-to-back on the same stage for the first time during NBC's "commander-in-chief" forum, answering questions about national security in front of a live TV audience aboard the decommissioned USS Intrepid, which is now a floating museum in NY.

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Audit finds millions lost in unpaid Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said that confusing information from the state Department of Health and other agencies may have contributed to inadequate reporting of a testing backlog that critics have warned could stifle sex-assault investigations or enable attackers to go unpunished.

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Even Trump Seems Offended By Duterte's Remarks About President Obama

Yasay said the two leaders met in a holding room just before a gala dinner at the summit. In a sign that relations between Manila and Washington have not been affected by Duterte's outburst, the United States is giving the Philippines two used military aircraft.

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Obama: 'Gaps of trust' with Russians over Syria

A G20 Blueprint on Innovative Growth was passed at the summit, Xi added. Speaking in Hangzhou, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde said that the G20 had agreed that there must more growth and that it must be more inclusive.

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No Decision On Proposal To Postpone Edo Governorship Election - INEC

The party also said it was surprised at the news when "we just concluded an exercise with the INEC national chairman and national commissioners about the election". Saturday's election between Godwin Obaseki (APC) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu (PDP) is expected to be tightly contested, with both camps engaging in last-minute efforts to secure victory.

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Turkey may expand military operation in Syria, Iraq

He said: " Obama wants to do some things together concerning Raqqa in particular ". "We call on Ankara to refrain from any steps which can further destabilize the situation in Syria ", Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Turkish-backed rebels, mainly Syrian Arabs and Turkmen fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, took charge of the frontier between the towns of Azaz and Jarablus on Sunday after seizing 20 villages from the ultra-hardline Islamists.

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Turkish soldiers killed by ISIS in Syria rocket attack

The extremist militia struck two Turkish tanks with missiles near the Syrian border town of al-Rai, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported. Hundreds of civilians on Wednesday began returning to the border town of Jarablus in northern Syria, two weeks after the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army recaptured it from DAESH.

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United Kingdom will implement Brexit when it's ready, says Theresa May

The Conservative premier has also ruled out holding a second referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union after Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith called for another ballot to "ratify" Brexit conditions. "It's not about the Norway model or the Swiss model or any other country's model - it's about developing our own British model". The conundrum of how to maintain the economic benefits of single market membership while also ending free movement of European Union citizens - ...

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Erdogan Says Turkey, U.S. Mull Joint Effort Against IS in Raqqa

The two countries have suffered from a strained relationship recently with Erdogan accusing Washington of offering little support following the failed coup on 15 July and the U.S. "That would be a welcome move by people in Raqqa". While Washington says Turkish attacks on Kurdish-aligned militias damaged a coalition fighting the IS, Russia said Ankara's southwards push could complicate worldwide efforts to reach a peace deal.

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Trump say 2 million illegal immigrants will be thrown out

Griffith said he thinks we do need to build a wall, but that it should have a big door on it. "That will be for a later date". WATCH VIDEO :Local residents react to Trump, Mexican president meetingTrump struck two very different tones Wednesday, first in Mexico and then Arizona.

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Donald Trump's tax returns: Why won't he release them?

Trump and Clinton will have plenty of chances to exchange their insults and attacks face-to-face in 19 days, when the first of three presidential debates takes place. A Trump adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity to share details ahead of the speech, said Trump would ensure the additional spending is fully paid for.

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Trump says Putin is 'far more' of a leader than Obama

Trump said Clinton's handling of Libya proved disastrous. On Putin, Trump also said "the man has very strong control over a country". But under repeated questions from host Matt Lauer, Trump stood by his earlier claims that he would "get along" with Putin and forge constructive relations with the nation that has become a top rival to US interests in various trouble spots.

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Kate Middleton Looks So Chic in $25 Pants From the Gap!

Tamara Crowe, from Truro, was in the group discussing employment with William and Kate. Residents waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the two. Inside the cathedral, William and Kate also met U.S. William was smart casual in a jacket and pants, and shirt without a tie, as they made their way to Zebs - part of Young People Cornwall - a charity for youngsters aged between 11 and 25.

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Philippines: Hey, we regret that whole "son of aw****" thing now

Duterte may find it amusing to use an anti-gay slur to refer to the US ambassador and to insult Obama's mother, but his comments play to a potent strain of anti-U.S. The White House then said Obama might speak with Duterte informally. "We trust each other, in a very long time association". Duterte's aides are likely to have realized there would be a price to pay for insulting the president of the United States.

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Trump and Pam Bondi Ties Go Deeper as Fundraiser for Bondi Revealed

The gift, which Bondi personally solicited , was granted just four days after she announced that she might join the NY state attorney general's fraud probe into the now-defunct Trump University . Meanwhile, Bondi suggested the Clinton campaign is behind the scandal, though she's faced pay-to-play allegations in local media since the contribution was first reported in October 2013.

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Kaine talks foreign policy, blasts Trump in speech

Kaine, too, has traveled to Middle Eastern and Latin American nations. He noted that Trump often claims to have opposed the US decision to go to war with Iraq from the start - as he did again at his own campaign event Tuesday. At his rallies, Trump frequently insists that Mexico will fund the project. "Turns out, Donald isn't such a great negotiator after all". Bill Clinton's wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will campaign in Charlotte on Thursday.

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IT Glitch Grounds British Airways Check-In System

Planes were reportedly grounded at worldwide airports including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Manchester in England, as well as Toronto, Atlanta Chicago and Seattle in the US. It was not immediately clear how the group had managed to breach the perimeter of the airport, part of which borders the Thames. London City Airport, which serves close to 12,000 passengers a day, announced shortly after midday that the runway had reopened and that flights were resuming.

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National parks offering free admission through Sunday to celebrate centennial

The films focus on several parks that receive less attention but are still important to the history of the parks, such as "Flight 93", the story of the new national memorial in Shankville, Pennsylvania, where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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Abe urges China to follow S. China Sea ruling

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Asian leaders on Wednesday he was "seriously concerned" about Beijing's increasingly muscular claims in the South China Sea. China has refused to recognise the ruling. Things improved after Duterte assumed office, with his special envoy Fidel Ramos visiting Hong Kong to meet Wu and other officials.


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