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French minister says three detained women likely planned attack

The minister said the unidentified women are 19, 23 and 39 years old. The Paris prosecutor's office said on Thursday that police detained the man and woman in the Loiret region. "Molins also pointed to the increasing number of teenage girls reported to have been radicalized, with "very worrying profiles" 'and 'very harsh personalities".

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Israel to build underground barrier against Hamas

The elections were supposed to take place in 416 locales on October 8. At the time, Hamas seized the Gaza Strip, leaving Abbas with autonomous enclaves in the Israeli-controlled West Bank. Salah el-Bardaweel, a senior Gaza-based Hamas leader, said in an emailed press statement that Hamas rejects the court ruling, adding that "Hamas calls on Palestinians to reject the court's ruling".

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British Airways computer glitch causes delays

The airline explained the delays as the result of "some IT issues overnight" on its website . A British Airways spokeswoman said while the airline had some codeshare flights with Cathay Pacific and Qantas, passengers checking in at Auckland Airport would not be affected.

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India, Vietnam deepen defence cooperation

According to the Vietnamese prime minister, "The upgradation of [our] relationship to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership was an indicator of the importance Vietnam attaches to India". A contract on building high-speed patrol boats was signed by India's M/s Larsen & Toubro and the ietnam Border Guard utilizing a $100 million line of credit.

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Obama reminds Beijing tribunal ruling on South China Sea is 'binding'

US President Barack Obama warned China on Thursday it could not ignore the Hague tribunal's ruling on the dispute. "Some countries outside the region intend to meddle after seeing regional nations make progress on strengthening cooperation", Liu said, adding that ASEAN nations have realized that the issues in the region should be solved through dialogues and consultations among the countries in the region.

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North Korea: Large quake detected close to nuclear test site

Possible explosion, located near the location where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that "artificial seismic waves" measuring 5.0 were detected near the Punggye-ri test site, and officials were analyzing whether it was a nuclear test.

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Johnson: "What is Aleppo?"

He said he was "guilty" of not remembering Aleppo was a central city in the Syrian conflict. "It's the epicenter of the refugee crisis", the interviewer said. Johnson then went on to speak about the situation in Syria as a whole, but failed to address problems faced specifically in the Syrian city with a reported population over two million.

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Syria, Brexit on Obama's agenda in China

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed on Sunday the healing of relations between their nations, damaged by Ankara's shooting down of a Russian war plane a year ago. A deal on Syria could place US-Russia ties in a firmer position as Obama prepares to leave office. "We are concluding work on the formation of a Russian-Turkish investment fund", Ulyukaev said.

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Barack Obama: Donald Trump Unqualified to be President

Century Policing Briefing event at the Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., July 22, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama hit back at Donald Trump on Thursday for criticizing his foreign policy record, saying the Republican nominee was unfit to follow him into the Oval Office and the public should press him on his "outright wacky ideas".

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Britain should start EU divorce talks soon, says Donald Tusk

In London, Tusk met May for their first head-to-head meeting since Britain voted to leave the bloc in a referendum on June 23 which led to the resignation of her predecessor David Cameron. Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that the European Union is not created to work with Britain that is outside the orbit of the single market union.

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Pope Throws Pizza Party for Homeless After Canonizing Mother Teresa

In 1946, she accepted the call from God to start a new order to care for the unloved, unwanted and the poorest of the poor in the slums of Kolkata , her adopted city. Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910 to Albanian parents, in modern-day Macedonia. It was on the way that she felt what she called "an order" from God to leave the convent and live among the poor.

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Clinton chastises Trump for comment on security briefing

The first general election debate will not be until September 26, but on Wednesday night NBC News presented something of a prelude. The nominees faced questions about the Iraq War and veterans' health, as well as Clinton's email use and Trump's statements about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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In Israeli TV Interview, Hillary Defends Not Saying Radical Islamic Terrorism

Trump raises money for both his individual campaign along with two joint committees that split the cash between his operation, the Republican National Committee and more than a dozen state parties. Most voters see Clinton's family foundation, which has come under sharp criticism from Trump over how donors to the foundation interacted with Clinton while she was secretary of state, as an organization that should be shuttered if Clinton is elected to avoid possible conflict of interest, with a ...

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President of the Philippines Declares National State of Emergency

Dozens more were wounded in the explosion at a packed market in the southern city of Davao . However, nobody has been arrested or formally accused in connection with the terror attack. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and son of the Philippine president, wrote in a statement published to Facebook, "Rest assured the authorities are on top of this incident".

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Modi calls for 'strongest action' against state sponsors of terror

Terming the export of terror a common security threat to the whole region, Modi noted that growing radicalism through the ideology of hatred and spread of extreme violence were the other security threats imminent in the region, according to The Hindu .

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Sturgeon launches new Scottish independence drive

But Sturgeon said she believed support for separation would increase once the effects of Brexit become clear and argued that the weakness of the main opposition Labour Party meant the centre-right Conservatives could be in power for decades to come.

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Taylor Swift,Tom Hiddleston spilt post 3-months dating

Taylor and Tom's split was "amicable", according to People , and it has been suggested that it was due to Taylor not being interested in being part of a "power couple". "It was an intense start", another person told Us. An insider shared: "Tom wants their relationship to be public, even asking Taylor to go to the Emmys with him, but Taylor wants to keep her private life private.

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Erdogan says Turkey and U.S. 'ready to invade' Isis capital Raqqa

Erdogan observed that US President Barack Obama "wants" Turkey to work with Washington to retake al-Raqqa from the IS militants. BBC reported, quoting Erdogan as saying, Turkey would have "no problem" with such action. Coalition forces also destroyed bomb-laden vehicle belonging to Daesh terrorists in air operation in Syria's Yahmul. Erdogan said he was ready to support such a plan, although he said a specific Turkish role would depend on further talks.

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Trump 'correct' on military sexual assault tweet

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the stage and spoke during the NBC Commander-in-Chief Forum, no one present at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 662 clapped. "I think what he said was totally inappropriate and undisciplined", Clinton said. Moore said he is a Trump supporter because Clinton isn't offering the country anything new and Trump offers the Oval Office the perspective of someone outside of politics.

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Syrian opposition says to reject any US-Russia deal unlike own plan

Mr Johnson wrote in The Times: "Even the Russians have accepted that there must be political transition". Syria's brutal civil war "shames humanity" and worldwide efforts must be made to allow a new opposition plan for peace to proceed, Boris Johnson has said.

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Imran refuses to accept Ayaz Sadiq as NA speaker

Replying to another question, he said "I don't consider Ayaz Sadiq as Speaker of the National Assembly anymore owing to his partiality". Allegedly partisan attitude of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq brought the Opposition parties on a single page, forcing them to boycott from the house on Thursday.

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Paul Ryan is exhausted of Trump questions

Asked how he would de-escalate tensions between the US and Russian Federation if he's elected to the White House, Trump said he'd "have a very good relationship with many foreign leaders", including Putin. Clinton's lead over Trump in national opinion polls has weakened in recent days. Obama said: "I don't think the guy's qualified to be president of the United States and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed".

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Leaders advocate peace, cooperation in S. China Sea

Hours before the meeting, the Philippines defense ministry released photos and a map showing that there was an increase in the number of Chinese sea vessels near the Scarborough Shoal, which was seized by Beijing in 2012. An outpost at the shoal would also put Chinese fighter jets and missiles within easy striking distance of United States forces stationed in the Philippines.

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Obama Chides That Donald Trump Shouldn't Be Graded 'On A Curve'

On Thursday, he called on the press and public to "just listen to what he says and follow up and ask questions about what appear to be either contradictory or uninformed or outright wacky ideas". Trump, who has campaigned on a platform railing against illegal immigration, also said he had no problem with existing U.S. policy of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in America if they serve in the military.

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US, Russia 'not there yet' on Syria deal: State Department

Aleppo was the target of an apparent chlorine attack on Tuesday. Russian Federation and the United States are backing opposite sides in the five-and-a-half-year-old conflict. "Today's news out of Syria is not encouraging", U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday in a speech at Oxford University in England. The government at the time said it targeted "terrorists".

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Broad G20 agreement on macroeconomic coordination

Today's article said the United States and China signing the deal is an "incredibly significant act towards the treaty coming into force, as it requires at least 55 countries that together account for at least 55 per cent of global emissions".

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Texas sheriff: 1 student dead, 1 hurt in school shooting

The deadliest attack on a USA high school occurred in Littleton, Colorado, in 1999, when a pair of heavily armed teenagers shot dead 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School, wounding 20 others. "When the police escorted us out of the classroom, there was a trail of blood going from the hallway I was going in towards the band hall". "We had four active crime scenes", the sheriff said .

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Duterte under the weather, skips two key meetings

Duterte, who called Obama a "son of a bitch", said in a statement that he regretted "it came across as a personal attack on the US president". "They met at the holding room and they were the last persons to leave the holding room", he said.

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Ireland's Government wins Apple appeal debate in national parliament

Kevin Williamson tells the tale and proposes a startling solution: Why doesn't the United States cut its exorbitant tax rate so that companies no longer have the incentive to move elsewhere? The deputy prime minister's invitation comes after the European Commission imposed a fine on the US giant Apple, Inc .to repay Ireland 13 billion euros in back taxes, and the said message has been brought to the agenda in Ireland and the United Kingdom, according to a report by Hürriyet daily.

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Sturgeon plans new Scottish independence drive

In a speech in Perth, Ms Davidson said: "Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday that she wants to listen to people who voted No in the hope of meeting their concerns". A Scottish referendum, if approved by parliament, was expected in two years. "Instead of a proper Government using new and existing powers to drive the country forward, we instead have a nationalist administration dragging Scotland backwards - allowing the lead weight of separatism to threaten our ambitions and hopes".

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Giant pandas are no longer endangered

A nationwide panda census in 2014 found that 1,864 giant pandas in the wild, up from 1,596 a decade earlier, IUCN said in its annual report . The latest estimates show a population of 1,864 adult giant pandas . A female Eastern Gorilla seen here with an infant. The IUCN Red List now includes 82,954 species, of which almost 24,000 are threatened with extinction.

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Opening ceremony of 15th Summer Paralympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro

The Russian team was banned from competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games following allegations of state-sponsored doping made in an independent report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Rio organizers said that just 12% of tickets had been sold two weeks ago, but one look at a near-full Maracana during the opening ceremony immediately quelled any lingering fears.

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G20: China, Japan Seek Better Ties

The leaders of Asia's two largest economies last met in April 2015 at the Asian African summit in Indonesia. The two leaders discussed further strengthening and diversification of trade and investment ties. Monday's rapprochement only went so far. And Abe reiterated his stance, saying: "Any dispute has to be solved peacefully and diplomatically under global law, not through power or intimidation".

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Modi leaves for Laos

Modi said on Tuesday that Southeast Asia was the key to the development of India's northeastern region. On the margins, the Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with several leaders, officials in the External Affairs Ministry said.

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Clinton Couldn't Recall Briefings on Handling Emails — FBI Report

In their final assessment of Clinton's email use, Bureau director James Comey stated that while the FBI "did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues meant to violate laws governing the handling of classified information , there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information".


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