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50 people stuck in cable cars over French Alps

The cars broke down at an altitude of 3,000 metres between the Aiguille du Midi and Helbronner peaks after cables became tangled in high winds. One of the last families to be evacuated from the dangling cable cars on Friday morning told Reuters TV how worsening weather on Thursday evening meant they had to spend the night in the freezing cabin.

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Labour party rebuts claims of purge of Corbyn supporters

But the Labour MP Clive Betts has tabled a motion for debate at the PLP meeting on Monday night proposing their return. The publication of the figures followed shadow chancellor John McDonnell complaints of a "rigged purge" of Mr Corbyn's supporters, who he suggested were being excluded without explanation.

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House passes Sept. 11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms

The legislation was approved by the House on a voice vote after it unanimously cleared the Senate on a voice vote in May. The bill's passage in the House by voice vote, two days before the 15th anniversary of the attacks that killed about 3,000 people, was greeted with cheers and applause in the chamber.

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North Korea Claims 'Successful' Fifth Nuclear Test

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel told reporters his country is committed to working closely with Japan, China, Russia and South Korea to put pressure on North Korea after a fifth nuclear test. The DPRK also stands opposed to the US and South Korea deciding to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea to counter perceived threats.

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Denver Broncos win a close season opener against Carolina Panthers

Now, Trevor Siemian has thrown 26, and he has his first win to show for it. Siemian was far from flawless - he threw a pair of interceptions and his 69.1 passer rating won't remind anyone of Peyton Manning in his prime. Another reason for the swing in momentum for Denver was the play of their defense. He went 7 for 15 the rest of the game after starting 11 for 18 and leading the Panthers to a 17-7 halftime lead.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to Run at the 2017 General Election?

It is particularly doing well in eastern German regions, which are generally poorer, more sceptical of mainstream parties and more critical of immigration, although Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has taken in only around 25,000 asylum seekers out of the million that arrived to the country previous year.

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Turkey ratchets up Syria offensive

Jeb el-Kussa is located 14 kilometres south of Jarabulus and is controlled by fighters from the area backed by Kurdish forces. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said Turkish air strikes killed 25 Kurdish "terrorists" and destroyed five buildings used by the fighters in the Jarabulus area.

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West Midlands Police 'would consider' allowing women cops to wear the burka

Chief Constable David Thompson of West Midlands Police has mooted the idea of hiring female officers who wear the traditional Islamic dress. In a statement on Friday, Thompson said the force would need to "consider our own rules and cultural sensitivity" before agreeing to the change, but added, "we don't have any barriers relating to the burka".

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Erdogan, Putin to continue efforts on Aleppo ceasefire

Speaking in Laos at the end of the second of two Asian summits, Obama said the tycoon's lack of leadership credentials was exposed whenever he spoke and American voters were aware of that. "Maybe the Democrats are putting that out - who knows", Trump told Larry King during the interview. Does this mean that Hillary Clinton's campaign must realize how bad this must look? "The commander in chief makes the call", Pence said.

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Turkey has wiped-off ISIS, Kurdish forces from north Syria: President Erdogan

He said the U.S. was "very supportive" of Turkey's general counter-IS activities and its efforts to secure the border - but not the area south of Jarablus. A provincial Turkish official says security forces fired tear gas and a water cannon at some 400 protesters on the Syrian side of the border Friday, after they threw rocks at builders of the new wall.

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On Russia TV, Trump says it's 'unlikely' Putin trying to sway election

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the importance finding a solution to the Syrian crisis. The comments were notable because Pence often softens Trump's controversial statements. Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a rally at West Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 16, 2016. "I think what he said was totally inappropriate and undisciplined", Clinton said Thursday.

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China lodges diplomatic protest with N Korea over N-test

Hours after Seoul noted unusual seismic activity near the North's northeastern nuclear test site, Pyongyang said in its state-run media that a test had "finally examined and confirmed the structure and specific features of movement of (a) nuclear warhead that has been standardized to be able to be mounted on strategic ballistic rockets".

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At least 5 killed in explosion in northern Syria

In comments to reporters after meeting Obama, Erdogan reiterated that the Kurds are as much of a target of Turkey's Syria intervention as the Islamic State . "We said, 'Let our soldiers come together, whatever is necessary will be done, '" he added . Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies have now occupied a border strip stretching from the Euphrates River to the Afrin enclave, after ousting the last IS fighters last weekend.

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Two auto bombings in western Syria kill 13

In the northeastern city of Hasakeh, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed eight people, SANA said. It said a bomber detonated himself at a military checkpoint in the Sabura area in the countryside of Damascus , and another one detonated himself at a checkpoint in the central city of Homs.

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Lee Westwood confident Europe's six Ryder Cup rookies are ready for anything

But given the unique pressure of Ryder Cup , six rookies with six experienced players is the best balance. Thomas Pieters was also a no-brainer for Smyth, despite Knox publicly stating last week: "If all he (Clarke) does is list those he thinks are playing the best right now, I don't know how I can't be in the top 12".

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Teen Paris gas canisters suspect pledged loyalty to IS

French authorities arrested three women who were planning to commit terrorist attacks on a railway station in Paris . "An alert has been issued to all stations but they had planned to attack the Gare de Lyon on Thursday", a ministry official said on Friday after the arrests overnight.

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110 people stuck in cable cars at 12000ft in French Alps

On Thursday some 77 tourists were rescued by helicopter. The operation to rescue the remaining tourists resumed on Friday morning after rescuers managed to restart the cars by relaxing the tension of the tangled cables. "We just needed five more minutes to be evacuated but it was too cloudy, they couldn't do it", Valery Delisle, who came with his sons from Aix-en-Provence, said outside a cafe at the base of the ride in the French town of Chamonix.

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North Korea boasts nuclear test; Obama condemns

The 5.0 magnitude natural disaster Friday is the largest of the four past quakes associated with North Korean nuclear tests, according to South Korea's weather agency. According to the ministry, the two sides also agreed to induce cooperation from Russian Federation and China in putting pressure on North Korea. In July, the Obama administration hit Kim Jong Un and 10 other regime officials with sanctions for their alleged complicity in human rights abuses against the North Korean people.

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Syria ready to cooperate with UN watchdog on gas attack accusations

The report could not be independently verified and it was not clear how it was determined that chlorine gas was released. But why would the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - which is backed by Russian air power and has an extensive conventional arsenal - turn to such crude and outlawed weapons? U.S.

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Obama warns US of Trump's 'outright wacky' ideas

Mr Obama said he had told Mr Duterte that their aides should confer on how to move forward, adding that the spat would have no effect on the close cooperation between the longtime treaty allies. Philippines ambassador to the United States, Marciano Paynor, said the tiff with Obama was part of a learning curve for Duterte, who needed a chance to make the transition from being a city mayor to a head of state.

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Laos temple town excited it's on world map with Obama visit

In a veiled attack on Republican nominee Donald Trump, President Barack Obama said that the US will be "left behind" if America turns a blind eye and refuses to look beyond its borders, according to The Washington Times . Obama opened his two-country visit to Asia last Saturday by joining Chinese President Xi Jinping to formally commit their countries to a global climate change agreement.

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North Korea's Nuclear test: India reacts strongly

It conducted its second nuclear test of the year Friday, this time to indicate it can arm those ballistic missiles it's been testing with nuclear-tipped warheads. Later Friday, Obama released a statement , which labeled the nuclear test as "a grave threat to regional security and to worldwide peace and stability".

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Did Matt Lauer go hard on Clinton and easy on Trump?

Clinton said Trump's public remarks were "inappropriate" and declared , "I would never comment on any aspect of an intelligence briefing I received". Clinton has done one-on-one interviews and has had a few informal press gatherings, but nothing like Thursday's conference at Westchester County Airport, which was announced in advance.

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Brexit - Britain: Scotland's Prime Minister relaunches debate on independence

Nicola Sturgeon has signalled her determination to push again for an independent Scotland in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU. The UK's referendum vote to leave the European Union was won 52 per cent to 48 per cent - but Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in Europe.

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Mother Teresa proclaimed Saint Teresa

The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) in a tweet said: "We pray for Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother". "She was committed to defending life, ceaselessly proclaiming that 'the unborn are the weakest, the smallest, the most vulnerable'".

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Mexico's Finance Minister Resigns over Trump's Visit

Trump commented on the resignation during a forum with United States veterans on NBC television when he was asked if the U.S. could take a chance with him as commander-in-chief. "The Trump visit, he said, 'was a monumental failure'". Jacobson refused to speculate about the impact a potential victory by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump - who has called Mexican migrants "rapists" - would have on the relationship, adding that there are "very positive" things about the North American ...

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Amritsar will be 'holy city' if AAP wins: Arvind Kejriwal promises

Kejriwal offered ticket only to my wife to make her a minister if AAP comes to power in the state. Navjot Singh Sidhu, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian and cricketer, formally ended all speculation about his political future on Thursday.

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China relations not a 'zero sum game': Foreign Secretary

September 9: Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Friday said that a state can not escape or avoid responsibility for promoting terrorism by saying it is non-state. On India-China ties, the Foreign Secretary said, displaying mutual sensitivity to each other's concerns is necessary. The Foreign Secretary said no less significant is the ability of the two nations to work together at global forums on developmental issues.

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Duterte recalls brief exchange with Obama

Obama said Trump was unfit for the post of president of the United States. After Lingao found out that his breaking news about Duterte's alleged insult against Obama was based on wrong information fed by his Davao correspondent, the President said the reporter quickly apologized for the mistake because he realized that "I never made any reference to Obama".

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Obama says Trump unfit for presidency, has "outright wacky" ideas

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, on September 5, 2016. Obama had canceled a formal meeting with Duterte after the new Philippine leader used a crude schoolyard epithet to insult the president and warn him not to bring up extrajudicial killings in the Philippines during their meeting.

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Delhi High Court junks two petitions against Lieutenant-Governor's powers

However it refused to stay for now the operation of High Court verdict. The apex court also did not agree to stop Lieutenant Governor's direction to set up panel to examine the incumbent AAP Government's past decisions. Besides Venugopal, a battery of senior lawyers including P P Rao, Rajiv Dhawan, Gopal Subramaniam and Indira Jaising appeared for the AAP government in different appeals filed against quashing of its various orders by the Delhi High Court in its historic verdict delivered on ...

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At least 14 killed in Philippines bomb attack

The blast killed at least 14 people, and led Mr Duterte to declare a "state of lawless violence" covering all of the Philippines. Asked if he thought drugs gangs were behind it, Duterte said: "It is also being considered". Nevertheless, the government pushed back the criticism of the Catholic Church, the groups of defense of human rights, legislative rights andeven the United Nations, in this sense.

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New Arrest Over Car Found With Gas Cylinders In Paris: Probe Source

Gas canisters and fuel can be used in attempts to make auto bombs, such as those discovered and disabled in London in 2007 and explosives used by Algerian extremists in Paris during the 1990s. The police on Tuesday arrested the couple who own the auto on a highway near Orange, a French city hundreds of miles south of Paris . Police briefly detained and questioned the auto owner before letting him go, the prosecutor's office said.

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Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump has 'failed' to prove worthy of presidency

While Trump supporters claimed that Lauer disrespected their candidate, other viewers said the host repeatedly interrupted Clinton and never once interrupted Trump. A reporter asked Hillary Clinton at a press conference Thursday morning why the presidential race was so close, considering her characterization of Trump as unsafe and unqualified to hold the Oval Office.

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It seems to be just Duterte's habit, says Obama — WATCH

Duterte referred to Pope Francis as putang ina ("son of a whore") in May but, unlike in Obama's case, apologized to the pope for the insult. Obama on Thursday shot back: "I don't think the guy is qualified to be president of the United States".


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