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Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?'

Unsurprisingly, Johnson's ludicrous response has triggered an uproar on social media and the tweets do NOT disappoint. Open a paper before you hit the morning news shows, Gary. "OK, got it, got it", said Johnson , before adding: "With regard to Syria, I do think it's a mess". That interview , atypically, was immediately put on air, displayed on " Morning Joe " co-host Mika Brzezinski's own smartphone.

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Angela Merkel's party loses to right-wing populists in German elections

The German leader's open-door refugee policy was a key issue in Sunday's state election . "This is a slap in the face for Merkel - not only in Berlin but also in her home state", said Frauke Petry, joint-leader of the AfD. Right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), which has campaigned heavily against Merkel's liberal refugee policy, is expected to record strong support at the polls.

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Kurdish Soldier Dubbed 'Angelina Jolie' Dies Battling ISIS In Syria

The Facebook page "We Want Freedom For Kurdistan" posted a condolence message for Antar where hundreds of people expressed their sadness at her death and said she was "martyred in a battle against Daesh". Antar was born in 1996 and joined the kurdish YPG in 2014. These women fighters know that, if captured, they will be raped and killed; therefore they fight knowing that they must succeed in battle or become a suicide warrior to avoid being captured.

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Indian economic, transport ties 'very important' for ASEAN: Singapore's PM Lee

China is involved in disputes with littoral countries of the region over the South China Sea particularly over the Spratly and Paracel groups of islands. "Given the significance of the 25th anniversary of the Asean-China dialogue relation, the Asean-China Summit this year will convene a special ceremony to mark the occasion", he said.

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Obama puts South China Sea back on agenda at summit

Its five agencies dealing with maritime law enforcement - marine surveillance, maritime police, fishing regulation, maritime safety and anti-smuggling police - constitute a formidable and potent force in advancing Chinese maritime interests in the South China Sea.

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Obama: Trump Shows He's Unfit for Presidency 'Every Time He Speaks'

Obama's reaction to Trump's attack on his legacy comes as the real-estate magnate has attempted to contrast his foreign policy vision with Obama's in relentless, and often creative ways. "It's a very different system, and I don't happen to like the system". Obama brushed off angry comments from Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, saying the bombastic leader has mouthed off before.

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40 killed in Syria

A motorbike also exploded in the centre of the northeastern city of Hasaka, killing five people including three members of the YPG-affiliated security force known as the Asayish, said the Observatory. IS claimed the attack in a statement circulated on social media. Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish warplanes and tanks, continued to push IS fighters out of the border strip Monday, securing their hold on an area seized a day earlier.

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[Ticker] UK: No second vote on Brexit

May opened the cabinet meeting stressing that the vote to leave was final, despite calls from some quarters for a second vote once the full details of an European Union exit are known. " It is for the Brexiteers now to deliver for the British people because they have spoken, we are going to leave the European Union, we now need to know what that looks like ".

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Man Recounts Abducting, Killing Boy 27 Years Ago

Searches came up empty. "It's incredibly painful to know his last days, last hours, last minutes", said his mother, Patty Wetterling , during a news conference following the confession. "Any plea agreement with Heinrich would have to include a lengthy prison sentence and a confession that could be independently verified", Luger said.

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Death toll rises to 25 in Kabul attack

That attack came just hours after a separate Taliban double bombing killed at least 24 people and injured 90 others elsewhere in the capital. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the twin attacks on Monday. A terrorist attack at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Aug.24 had killed 13 people and similar attack against peaceful demonstrators in Kabul on July 23 claimed almost the lives of 80 people.

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Donald Trump's Latino Problem Is Actually Getting Worse, New Polling Shows

Trump, who has both said he has a secret plan to defeat ISIS and, if elected, that he would give generals 30 days to present him with a plan to beat ISIS, also offered little clarity as to which was the case. Clinton could also be vulnerable to Americans' worries about terrorism — particularly the Islamic State's designs on the West — and criticism that Obama hasn't done enough to combat extremism emanating from the Middle East.

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Obama, Indian prime minister meet during summit

Stating that most countries in the South Asian region were pursuing a peaceful path to economic prosperity, he said: "But, there is one country in India's neighbourhood whose competitive advantage rests exclusively in producing and exporting terrorism".

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White House Expects Some Obama-Duterte Interaction After Canceled Meeting

The presidents of the two longtime allies were due to hold talks on Tuesday but the White House canceled the meeting after Duterte's insult. On Tuesday, Duterte expressed regret over the remarks, but the damage was done. White House aides said later that the two might bump into each other in the halls at the ASEAN summit instead, a bit of choreographed diplomatic theater that lowers the stakes for a possibly fraught encounter.

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British PM May has "open mind" on Brexit deal -spokeswoman

Mrs May told MPs on Wednesday that she was seeking "the right deal" on trade in goods and services after Britain withdraws from the European Union , but added: "We will not take decisions until we are ready, we will not reveal our hand prematurely and we will not provide a running commentary on every twist and turn of the negotiations".

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China accused at summit of secret island building

On the eve of his visit to Laos to attend ASEAN and East Asia Summits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night said India wishes to enhance physical and digital connectivity with the South East Asian nations and leverage the modern interconnected world for the mutual benefit.

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Obama meets informally with Philippines' Duterte after insult

The White House said the remarks weren't constructive and prompted called off the meeting, which had been slated for Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Martin Andanar said the throbbing headache would have made it hard for Duterte to concentrate amid the overwhelming barrage of summitry.

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7 memorable quotes from the presidential forum

Hillary Clinton said, "I have taken my responsibility for my decision". "I communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system". By virtue of a coin flip, Clinton took the stage first. "No. I still think I'm undecided", Anderson said. It's the kind of empathetic flourish that made her husband, Bill Clinton, the master of the town hall debate.

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Israeli Air Force strikes Syrian targets in response to mortar fire

A similar incident occurred on Sunday, with Israel firing back toward posts of the Syrian army. Israel's military has carried out air strikes on Syrian army positions in Golan Heights. Israel has said the fighting in Syria is an internal issue, and Israel's only concern is that it not spill over into Israel. Israel had also been responsible for several airstrikes in Syria in the past several years, allegedly targeting convoys carrying weapons from Iran and Syria to the Lebanese Hezbollah ...

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With a new plane, Clinton courts media on the campaign trail

The pair spoke back-to-back but not face-to-face at the forum, hosted by NBC . While the candidates never appeared on stage together, their back-to-back sessions served as a preview of sorts for their upcoming presidential debates. And for the first time, he opened the door to granting legal status to people living in the USA illegally who join the military. "I don't think it should be outside of the military", Trump said.

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NBC News Commander-in-Chief Forum with Clinton and Trump

By virtue of a coin toss, Ms Clinton took the stage first. But she defended her support for US military intervention to help oust a dictator in Libya, despite the chaotic aftermath. "As soon as I take office, I will ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our military", Trump told the Union League of Philadelphia in a speech focused on US military readiness.

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Merkel's party faces voters' anger, a year after opening borders

He noted that the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has around 1.3 million voters, the highest youth unemployment rate of all German states, a high poverty rate and that "the extreme right-wing party, NPD (National Democratic Party), has been member of the regional parliament for ten years".

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Clinton camp: Trump has 'no plan' for IS

Trump also criticized Clinton over her foreign policy during her tenure as NY senator and secretary of state, charging she helped lead the United States into several Middle East conflicts that have destabilized the region and cost trillions.

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IS claims deadly attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria

From Turkey, foreign fighters and supporters flocked to the group, bringing arms, ammunition and other supplies. Turkey has launched two incursions into Syria since August 24 in an operation created to drive IS away from the border and prevent the advance of US -backed Kurdish forces, which are also battling the extremist group.

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Mexico finance secretary resigns after Trump visit

Luis Carlos Ugalde, director general of the consultancy Integralia Consultores, said Videgaray's resignation could be linked to the Trump visit. He did not announce a new post for Videgaray. The depth of Videgaray and Pena Nieto's bond was highlighted when both were embroiled in conflict-of-interest scandals, after they were found to have acquired property from a favorite government contractor.

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48 killed in Syria

DAMASCUS , Syria (AP) — A string of bombings, including a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group, struck in and around several Syrian cities on Monday, killing at least 43 people, mainly in government-controlled areas. The attacks were timed closely together, but authorities have not determined whether they were linked. For Washington, the priority is stabilising Syria so as to destroy Islamic State, which controls territory both there and in neighbouring Iraq.

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Trump And Mexican President Are Now Feuding On Twitter

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Thursday that Republican standard-bearer Donald Trump's proposals represent a "threat" to his country, a day after the two men met in the Mexican capital. But other Latino advisers, including Florida pastor Mario Bramnick and Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvardo, said they would continue working with the Trump campaign.

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Mexico finance minister out in shakeup after unpopular Trump visit

Are you admirer of Trump or feel he is not tuned to usual sentiments of people, particularly the migrants. Senior diplomats said Videgaray had been instrumental in arranging the Trump visit, in which the government had hoped to impress upon Trump the need to moderate his tone and reconsider his more divisive campaign proposals.

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Johnson begins first TV push with debates looming

The embarrassing exchange followed a forum on Wednesday night in which Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump tried to showcase their national security and defense credentials. "It isn't game over if we're not in the first debate", said Johnson . "We think we've got a six-lane highway right up the middle, and that represents the thinking of about 60 percent of the voters", he said.

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Lawmakers could have to move out of crumbling UK Parliament

MPs and peers will be shunted out of their historic place of work to nearby Government buildings from 2022 when rebuilding work gets underway. The report which originally detailed a range of options for the restorations to be carried out was published past year and said: "If the Palace was not a listed building of the highest heritage value, its owners would probably be advised to demolish and rebuild".

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Brexit Advisor: UK Won't Leave The EU

May told the cabinet "quite a lot of work has been done" on the referendum result over the summer - and repeated her mantra that "Brexit means Brexit". Wednesday's meeting at the country home of the prime minister will be viewed as an opportunity for senior co-workers and Mrs May to speak through many problems included ahead of this weekend's summit of G20 leaders in China.

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Philippines government defends decision on hero burial for dictator Marcos

An earlier court order temporarily halted the burial until September 12 while the cases were being heard. It was set to expire on Sep 13, originally. In response to the question of Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa if Marcos's burial at the Libingan would have a negative effect on the government's commitment to give reparation to the victims of human rights violations during the martial law regime, Calida said: "Definitely not, Your Honor".

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'Gaps Of Trust' Hamper Syria Deal With Russia, Says Obama

Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing. It gives Putin one of many opportunities to meet with China's Xi Jinping , his main geopolitical ally, discussing key issues of mutual interest, including a belligerent US-dominated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation threatening world peace.

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Zika Virus Most Likely Causes Reported Birth Defects, Neurological Disorders

A Florida Republican on Wednesday brought a jar of 100 mosquitoes from his home state to the House floor to make a point about the Zika virus outbreak, which still has no federal funding for an emergency response. Chikungunya had always been known as a pathogen of concern. The species of mosquito has been found in IN for many years, but this year the State Department of Health is keeping a closer eye on the bug after Zika concerns have spread across the country and world.

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Obama assures Modi he will remain India's 'strong partner' after leaving office

The presidents of the two longtime allies were due to hold talks for the first time on Tuesday but the White House scrapped the meeting after the volatile Duterte insulted Obama. "I realize this raises tensions", Obama said as he met with ASEAN leader, referring to a recent worldwide arbitration ruling against China on the maritime dispute.

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New Hampshire Catholics celebrate canonization of Mother Teresa

Saint Teresa of Calcutta was a nun who dedicated her life to the poor. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore is the country's first cathedral. Decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church.”. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize . "She is now a Saint and can be offered prayers".


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