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House Republicans press administration on Iran payment

Members of the Rouhani administration have been keen to stress that the payment - much like the nuclear deal - was the result of productive negotiations. The currency would help Iran reenter world markets after years of crippling sanctions. Republicans are vowing to pursue charges that the White House paid ransom to Iran, a charge President Obama has repeatedly denied .

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Paris gas canisters suspect pledged loyalty to IS

Many of those involved in recent attacks in France have either taken part in the fighting or had plans to. Patrick Calvar, the head of the French domestic intelligence service, the DGSI, warned in May of a "new form of attack" in which explosive devices would be left near sites that attract large crowds.

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Oil soars as glut shrinks by most since '99

Brent crude oil neared $50 a barrel for the first time in two weeks. USA crude stocks fell by 12.1 million barrels last week, data from the American Petroleum Institute showed after the market settled on Wednesday, compared with expectations for an increase of about 200,000 barrels.

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Korea says it 'successfully' carried out 5th nuke test

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has described North Korea's reported nuclear test today as "highly provocative" and a serious threat to regional security. The broadcast was North Korea's first official confirmation of its fifth nuclear test. North Korean state media reported that the test had not caused any adverse effect on the surrounding environment and no radioactive materials had leaked from the underground test site.

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Suspect Shot During Gas Cylinder Arrest In Paris

As they were seized in the Paris suburb of Boussy- Saint-Antoine on Thursday, one of the three suspects stabbed an officer, who then shot her, according to reports . He had gone to police on Sunday to report that his daughter had disappeared with his vehicle. One suspect was also injured, Cazeneuve said. Thousands of extra police and soldiers have been deployed to patrol sensitive sites since 130 people were killed by Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers in attacks on Paris last November.

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Jeremy Corbyn to launch new energy policy in Nottingham

The Strictly star and former Labour cabinet minister said the hapless leftie is content for the party to just grow its membership in opposition. As the special edition, in which Labour leadership contenders Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith faced off, drew to a close, the audience appeared to vote with their feet.

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Passenger train derails in Spain, killing 3

The train was reportedly travelling from the city of Vigo in Galicia to Valença do Minho, a municipality and town in Portugal. Police and emergency services attended the scene with some of the injured taken to local hospitals by helicopter.

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Embrace Peace or face Arms embargo, United Nations tells Sou

The visiting Security Council envoys on Saturday also toured a United Nations refugee camp in the capital, where tens of thousands of civilians have lived in squalor and fear during almost three years of fighting between forces loyal to Kiir and rebels trying to drive him from power.

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North Korea confirms it conducted fifth nuclear test

North begins developing variant of Scud-C (500 km), Rodong-1 (1,300 km), Taepodong-1 (2,500 km), Musudan-1 (3,000 km) and Taepodong-2 (6,700 km). 2016, September 9: Fifth nuclear test. party sent a congratulatory message to our nuclear scientists. for conducting the successful nuclear warhead explosion test", she said. North Korea , led by a third-generation dictatorship and wary of outsiders, protects its nuclear program as a closely guarded state secret, and the claims about ...

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North Korea claims it 'successfully' tested nuclear warhead, matter referred to UN

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, in Laos after a summit of Asian leaders ended there on Thursday, said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was showing "maniacal recklessness" in completely ignoring the world's call to abandon his pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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United Nations rights chief calls for global probe into Yemen violations

The secretary of state said the new "fair and sensible" plan calls for a unity government and a transfer of heavy weapons from the Houthi rebel group to a third party. The Houthis, a movement of religious minority Shia Muslims that has the support of many Yemenis, were not involved, nor were there any representatives from the exiled Yemen government.

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Philippine leader's insults, drug war worry United States investors

Obama says the US wants to build on its partnership with Southeast Asia and to promote a "rules-based order" in the region. Duterte's outburst came after at a press conference where he told reporters he would not accept Mr Obama raising any concerns about the war on drugs in the Philippines.

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Hillary Clinton: ISIS is 'rooting for Donald Trump'

Not only did the moderator, Matt Lauer, fail to fact-check Trump - he then kept the conversation moving. "And Matt Lauer didn't have a followup planned?" Overall, though, Trump clearly had the better night, thanks mostly to Lauer failing to call him on obvious lies (like his assertion that he opposed the war in Iraq) and a dearth of substantive questions for both candidates-but especially the walking reality TV show star and TV ratings magnet who is now, in real life, running for ...

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N Korea's nuclear test unacceptable: Japan

North Korea claimed it was a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, calling it a "H-bomb of justice". "Japan lodges a serious protest against North Korea and condemns it in the strongest language", he added. "This has definitely put on a higher level the DPRK's technology of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets", the country's nuclear authority said in an English-language statement on the state-run Korean Central News Agency .

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Arab ministers condemn Khamenei attack on Saudi

The week began with a furious rebuke from Khamenei, published on his website, in which he accused the Saudi royals of "murder" over the deaths of almost 2,300 pilgrims, including hundreds of Iranians, in last year's stampede. "They are trying to hijack people from all over to bring dishonor, but in fact all Islamic countries are with Saudi Arabia as it carries out its duties and responsibilities", said the minister, in comments carried by Okaz newspaper .

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Train row: Virgin tycoon upset at Corbyn rail policy, says campaign boss

Responding to Mr Smith's comments, the Jeremy for Labour campaigned condemned his choice of words. Corbyn, estranged from most of his MPs in parliament, but enjoying massive grassroots support, has responded by saying Labour, now the official opposition party in parliament, should work with the result of the June 23 vote.

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French police shoot suspect linked to Paris gas cylinders auto

The woman who was shot was a daughter of the car's owner. Officials claim the women - aged 39, 23 and 19 - were "radicalised and fanatical", and likely to have been "preparing new violent and imminent actions". Thousands of extra police and soldiers have been deployed to patrol sensitive sites since 130 people were killed by Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers in attacks on Paris last November.

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The US Sent Another $1.3 Billion to Iran After Hostages Were Released

Two more such shipments totalling another $1.3 billion were sent in the next 19 days, The Wall Street Journal reported . The timing raising new questions about whether all that money was ransom. NBC's Ron Allen is traveling with the President in Laos this morning and has the latest. The new bill seeks to ensure that the United States "may not provide, directly or indirectly", any cash from the US or a foreign government to Iran.

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Russia Ready to Fully Restore Relations With UK - Putin

The two countries should continue to promote pragmatic cooperation in economy and trade, investment, energy, infrastructure and finance, and expand cooperation in emerging areas of urbanization, high technology and clean energy, Xi said during the meeting.

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School Apologises For Allowing Student To Dress Up As Adolf Hitler

St Philip´s College principal Roger Herbert said it was an error in judgment and apologies had been made to the exchange students. The boy at the center of the gaffe, which happened on Wednesday in St. "It has been a very distressing lesson for all concerned", it said. The B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission, an organisation that raises awareness about anti-Semitism and hate speech, said the student had displayed "disturbing insensitivity".

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Barack Obama, To Punish North Korea Following Their Last Missile Launch

North Korean nuclear tests worry outside governments because they are seen as moving its scientists and engineers that much closer to the goal of an arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the US. The March resolution expanded the list of banned items, requiring countries to freeze the assets of companies linked to the North's nuclear and missile programs.

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Kurdish PYD, YPG militants leaving Syria's Manbij

Isis has lost control of its last territories on the border with Turkey, monitoring groups say, in a major blow to the group's ability to receive foreign fighters from the rest of the world. A Syrian Kurdish group named YPG is seen with equal eyes as other terror groups. That puts Turkey in firm control of a stretch of land it sees as a bulwark against the US -backed Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.

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Jeff Sessions: No 'fundamental contradiction' in Trump's ISIS plan

Trump often attacks the lack of post-invasion planning in Iraq, but he stumbled with Klay's question and mostly rehashed his frequent demand that the United States should have taken Iraqi oil as the "spoils" of the 2003 USA invasion (which Trump, despite his claims tonight, supported at the time ).

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Tim Kaine receives his first intelligence briefing as a vice-presidential candidate

Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton , speaking to reporters in NY before departing for a campaign rally in North Carolina, criticized Trump's handling of the question. "It's quite out of order to start talking about body language ". "It's simply not what we do". Flynn, who has often appeared on television as a Trump surrogate and was a contender to be his running mate, told NBC's "Today" show on Thursday that he agreed with the GOP candidate's suggestion that the intelligence community is ...

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Syria: US, Turkey plan assault on ISIS

Turkey, a strong backer of the Syrian opposition, moved hundreds of rebel fighters into the northern border area two weeks ago for its first ground operation inside Syria . Erdogan said he was ready to support such a plan, although he said a specific Turkish role would depend on further talks. "I think Turkey would also make the case, if I'm guessing, that it's also in their national security interest to protect and drive ISIL [DAESH] away from their border".

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Rodrigo Duterte, Barack Obama shake hands and chat after rift over insult

In his debut on the global stage and just days before he was due to meet President Barack Obama at a regional summit in Laos, Duterte made offensive comments aimed at the USA leader that prompted Washington to cancel the meeting. army. There was no immediate confirmation from the White House. Duterte's drive has won popular support at home but the killings have drawn expressions of concern from the United States, a close Philippine ally, and the United Nations.

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N. Korea says no radioactive leak after test

North Korea today said it had successfully carried out its fifth nuclear test, triggering global condemnation amid concerns about an acceleration in its nuclear capabilities. South Korean officials say it was indeed a nuclear test, the fifth by the North. China's foreign ministry also issued a statement, saying it firmly opposed North Korean nuclear tests.

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Obama warns China not to ignore Hague tribunal ruling

Whether there is clear progress on managing the South China Sea issue will be seen by the middle of next year, which is when China has committed to complete a framework for a legally-binding Code of Conduct (COC) together with Asean, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday (Sept 8).

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Pakistan names 22 MPs to rake up Kashmir issue at UN

If Pakistan wants to give free tourism to some MPs, then it is its independent right. Stepping up Pakistan's diplomatic offensive, the Prime Minister said he has made a decision to send the parliamentarians for highlighting the Kashmir issue in different parts of the world.

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Rajnath reaches out to Kashmiri students studying across India

According to The Times of India report, Rajnath Singh had said that media reports of tough action against Hurriyat members was incorrect. The dual strategy appears to be the Government's approach amid demands for initiating a dialogue process with all stakeholders in the State.

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NYC closes city beaches Monday because of Hermine

The storm was expected to spend the next several days meandering in the Atlantic, gaining some strength. New York City planned to close its beaches Monday because of rip currents, and the ban could extend into Tuesday, depending on weather conditions, officials said.

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Uber rolls out new features for its driver's app

Chen is the only federal judge who has found Uber's arbitration agreements unenforceable. But the appeals panel said Chen lacked the authority to make that call because the contracts require an arbiter to decide "all matters". In August, Chen rejected Uber's $100 million settlement with drivers who wanted to be paid for mileage and earn tips. Shannon Liss-Riordan, the attorney representing the drivers in the classification suit, last month said such a ruling likely would bring the class size ...

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Farage: 'Ordinary, Decent People' Can Beat the Establishment

BREXIT ", Trump, who had predicted that the United Kingdom would vote to leave the EU, had tweeted before his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he compared his political movement based on economic protectionism and securing usa borders with the successful campaign in Britain resulting in the unexpected vote to abandon the European bloc.

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Northwest Pakistan hit with two attacks in Peshawar and Mardan

Spokesman Mushtaq Ghani says two lawyers, two police officers and three passers-by were killed in the bombing in the northwestern town of Mardan. Army soldiers stand guard at a street after four suicide bombers attacked a Christian colony near Peshawar , Pakistan.

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Obama meets with Duterte after Filipino leader apologizes

In an upbeat town hall event with people involved in the USA -sponsored Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, Obama said young people have historically been the key to progress and development. Republican leaders of the House and Senate have suggested the prospects for passage this year are dim. "When the president of the Philippines insulted our president, it was appropriate in a very low-key way to say: sorry, no meeting", said the former secretary of the state.


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