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Armenia's Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan Officially Resigns

Hovik Abrahamyan was appointed head of the Armenian government in April 2014. The prime minister has announced his resignation and from now on all members of the government are becoming acting ministers. He said it was necessary to form "a government of national accord" to provide a broader distribution and division of political responsibility. Political analysts in Armenia have named the former mayor of Yerevan Karen Karapetyan , a top executive at Russian gas company Gazprom, as the ...

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Gabon goes to the polls in presidential race

It is the candidate with the most votes that wins - a system which favours President Bongo, whose main rival is veteran diplomat Jean Ping. On Friday, each side accused the other of trying to gain an illicit advantage by buying up voter cards in various parts of the country for sums ranging from 10,000 to 50,000 CFA francs ($20 to $100).

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Iran critical of Saudi hajj management

For the first time in nearly three decades, Iranians have been effectively barred from participating in this year's pilgrimage to Mecca after talks on logistics and security fell apart. Hassan Rouhani's comments are the latest salvo in a growing dispute between Shiite-dominated Iran and Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia . Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the "accursed tree" of Saudi Arabia rulers, Al Saud, did not deserve to manage holy sites in the ...

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U.S. generals 'reduced to rubble,' he'd replace some

When Mr Trump was asked if he stood by his claim that he knew more about defeating the so-called Islamic State than U.S. generals", he said that under Mr Obama the generals had been "reduced to rubble". "26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions". "If I win, I don't want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is".

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Syria: 2 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with IS militants

It has also said it would support any U.S. initiative to strike Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa, further to the southeast. Ankara's tactics have been criticized by its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally the U.S. Nurettin Canikli said Turkey would supply electricity to Jarablus on Saturday followed by water supplies days later. Accusations involving the use of chlorine and other poisonous gases are not uncommon in Syria's civil war.

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Watch Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump Live

The speech marks the second time in six days that Trump has campaigned in Philadelphia . His tough rhetoric on America's challenges overseas have offered few details. "I will ask Congress to fully offset the cost of increased military spending". This hasn't been over the last 14 months. Increasing the size without increase other support , he said, will decrease readiness and hollow out the force.

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Celebrate National Dog Day With This Quiz on Man's Best Friend

Dogs are animals, not little humans in fur. I loved her, dearly, though I could have done without the puppy poo smell, but I learned to live with it. Also in Hollywood, the Andaz West Hollywood hotel on the Sunset Strip will roll out a doggie red carpet for National Dog Day and have treats, props and toys on hand so pups can strike a ideal pose for a photo op.

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Pakistani Taliban group terrorizes Christian community in Peshawar

The Quetta attack was also claimed by Jamaat-ur Ahrar. The military said four attackers wearing suicide vests and carrying firearms were killed. Five security officials and guards were wounded. He said that lawyers, policemen and passers-by were among those killed in the attack. All 4 suicide bombers killed. " Terrorist attacked Christian Colony Warsak Road, Peshawar ".

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Miss America 2017 night 1: D.C. wins swimsuit, Tennessee takes talent

Tuesday night, Burgess claimed a talent preliminary win with a rendition of " Desperado " by the Eagles. The contestants participate in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America pageant. Meet the 52 women vying for the title of Miss America 2017. And Miss Massachusetts Alissa Musto offered: 'From the state that brought you bands like Boston, The Cars and Aerosmith, I'm here to rock and roll!' "One of my favorite things about dance is connecting with the audience", she said.

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Putin says 'some alignment' with United States on Syria after Obama talks

Speaking after a 90-minute conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Obama said of the United States, "We're moving into a new era here where a number of countries have significant capacities". The visit opened on a high note, with the United States and China consummating their unlikely partnership on climate change by announcing they were both entering the global emissions-cutting deal reached previous year in Paris.

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Death toll from Afghan defence ministry attack revised up to 35

The end of the hours-long standoff brought the death toll from two days of attacks in the capital to 25. Gunfire erupted when four armed men stormed the building of the aid group Care in the Shar-e-Naw area following a vehicle bomb explosion.

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Daesh spokesman killed in Syria

The U.S. and Russian Federation have a memorandum or understanding (MOU) in place to deconflict airspace over Syria, where they have both been operating independently of one another since September 2015, when Russian Federation entered the air campaign - divided over the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Turkey says ready to help any US initiative to capture Raqqa

When asked if ongoing United States cooperation with the Kurds would be a stumbling block, Erdogan said he didn't consider it to be a problem, pointing to Turkey's latest operation (Euphrates Shield), which has gone smoothly so far. "Turkey launched the incursion into Syria â€" the so-called Euphrates Shield operation â€" to back Syrian rebels in their fight to push IS out of the town of Jarablus and to limit the Syrian Kurdish forces' advance west of the Euphrates River.

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The SNP Presses For A New Look At Scottish Independence

Sturgeon insisted the case for independence was about more than European Union membership, telling her audience: "Brexit is simply one illustration of the democratic deficit at the heart of the Westminster system". Speaking ahead of her statement in Holyrood, Sturgeon said: "Today we will publish our programme for government - an ambitious plan to improve the lives of people across Scotland".

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Islamic State destroys two Turkish tanks, three soldiers

Turkey said on September 4 that IS militants were pushed out of their last positions along the Turkish-Syrian border. US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to clinch a deal while meeting in China on Monday. Turkey and its rebel allies now control a 90-km stretch of land on the Syrian side of the border and are pushing south. Turkey, which hosts three million Syrian refugees, has urged world powers to back plans for a "safe zone" in north Syria to stem the flow ...

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Hopes of appealing Pistorius sentence dashed

Pistorius is now serving a six-year term for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp three years ago. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she was not persuaded that there were reasonable prospects of success for an appeal to succeed in the case. Nel says the court was unduly sympathetic to Pistorius and his personal circumstances. The defence contends that the six year sentence was fair considering that Pistorius has served almost a year in prison and about eight months under house arrest.

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Megan Rapinoe Took A Knee During National Anthem To Support Colin Kaepernick

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick spurred a national discussion in recent days with his decision to forgo standing during the U.S. national anthem as a protest against racial injustice in the country. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane also sat during the national anthem prior to his team's game against the Oakland Raiders. "I think he cares about some real legitimate issues that have to be talked about".

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3 dead in plane crash near west Georgia airport, FAA confirms

The FAA says it's investigating the crash. CBS46 has a crew headed to the scene. Three people are dead in a mid-air plane crash in Carroll County. None of the dead had been identified Wednesday afternoon, the fire chief said. Stay with Patch as more details become available. News stories displayed here appear in our category for US Headlines and are licensed via a specific agreement between LongIsland.com and The Associated Press, the world's oldest and largest news organization.

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Will Mexico pay for Trump's wall?

Luis Carlos Ugalde, director general of the consultancy Integralia Consultores, said Videgaray's resignation could be linked to the Trump visit. He led Mexico's Treasury Department and is sometimes referred to as treasury secretary or minister, but because he oversaw budgets and fiscal policies, his role was closer to that of a finance secretary.

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Aiming for closer ties to Laos, Obama honors its culture

He cited the example of Alibaba founder and chairman, China's Jack Ma as an example of the dynamism that could see individuals rise to their potential through innovation and enterprise. In response to questions from the audience, Obama said he hopes the next USA leader will continue his increased engagement with the Asia Pacific region and that he believes Congress will pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

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Tony Romo suffers broken bone in back, might miss 6-10 weeks

Multiple reports have speculated that Romo , who was injured in Thursday's preseason game at Seattle , will not return before midseason. The Cowboys went 4-12 last season, including 1-11 with three backup quarterbacks , as Romo missed 12 games.

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China claims giant panda still endangered

Wild panda numbers have slowly rebounded as China cracked down on the skin trade and gradually expanded its protected forest areas to now cover 1.4 million hectares (5,400 square miles). Now, it is considered "vulnerable", following an observed 17 percent increase in population between 2004 and 2014. The decline is largely due to hunting, even though the practice has been outlawed, according to the IUCN.

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Modi to visit Pakistan? No decision yet, says India

At an interactive session organised by the Karachi Council on Foreign Relations yesterday, Bambawale lashed out at Pakistan asking it to "focus on resolving its problems before looking into the problems of other countries" and described Kashmir issue as India's internal matter.

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Aleppo bombed as U.S. and Russian Federation plan Syria talks

And any increase in arms or assistance that United States or the Gulf states give moderate Syrian opposition groups ultimately might fall into the hands of the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria or other nefarious Islamist groups, which fight intermingled with more moderate opposition forces; in warfare, the most brutal and aggressive factions usually end up with the provisions.

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Trump says he showed Peña Nieto his respect for Mexican-Americans

A vast majority of Hispanic Republicans believe that illegal immigrants should have a pathway for legalization and were looking for some compassionate language from Mr. The speech was full of the standard Trump brashness and unsupported, broad-sweep characterizations. Aguilar doesn't know what he'll do yet, but refuses to support Clinton who he says has "dangerous" policies.

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South Sudan Accepts 4000 More UN Peacekeepers

The Council delegation is led by the Ambassadors of Senegal and the U.S., and also comprises representatives of all the other ambassadors and rotating member states of the 15-member body. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj , Ateny Wek Ateny said the government agreed to the deployment of 4000 regional troops in South Sudan if important issues can be agreed on.

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House election map and a possible factor: ticket splitting

During his remarks on August 30, the more tactful Pence said , "I know you've been blessed in North Carolina with some strong, common-sense leadership", before citing anemic numbers in a recent national quarterly report as a set-up for a promise that Trump would "set loose the boundless energy of the American economy" and "do it faster than you can possibly imagine".

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Donald Trump Proposes Ending Sequester, Boosting Military

Hillary Clinton holds a 13-point lead over Donald Trump in the presidential race, according to a September 1-6 poll from DHM Research. Clinton took the stage first during the televised forum, and quickly found herself responding at length to questions about her years in government.

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Trump will be tough on illegal immigration : RNC chair

Whitman endorsed Clinton earlier this month over fellow Republican Trump, saying she can not support a candidate who has "exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division". The nominees' first presidential debate is set for September 26. Reince Priebus, the chair of the Republican National Committee, gave similar responses on immigration during an interview on NBC.

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Chinese Premier Li extends condolence over death of Uzbek President Karimov

It was on its way to the airport, from where Mr Karimov's coffin was flown to his home city of Samarkand , 185 miles southwest of the capital. "Our people and Uzbekistan have suffered an irreplaceable loss", Russian news wire Interfax quoted Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as saying at the ceremony.

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China's overcapacity problem mainly due to slower global demand

While the Chinese security agencies mounted a massive security operation including heavy scrutiny of the guests in top hotels, the majority of the city's over nine million population either left for holidays out of the city or stayed indoors reportedly on instructions to ensure a smooth summit.

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China summoned over drug trafficking

The Philippines government said on Wednesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador earlier this week to explain reports that traffickers were bringing in narcotics from China, opening a new front in President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial war on drugs.

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton to take part in Commander-in-Chief Forum

Though the candidates weren't onstage at the same time - Clinton appeared first - many people expected the forum to be something of a sparring match between the candidates, and a preview for this fall's debates. Speaking in Philadelphia , Trump told supporters that the United States military had become "so depleted" that it required a large-scale build-up, including troop increases and larger numbers of aircrafts and ships.

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'Words matter', US State dept and Clinton tell Philippines' Duterte

Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, told reporters at the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings in Vientiane , Laos that "the nature of our alliance with the Philippines has been and remains rock solid".

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Transparency, accountability needed on Saudi air strikes in Yemen

The US backed the Saudi war, and has been conducting refueling operations for the Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen , which have killed thousands of civilians over the past year and a half, and which are fueling increasing worldwide condemnation.


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