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Duterte says did not insult Obama, calls United Nations chief 'fool'

Teo said the chance encounter of the two leaders at the Gala Dinner for ASEAN and Dialog Partners should boost the possibility of a more substantive meeting in the near future that may impact bilateral relations and Asian regional security.

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Afghan forces take back city threatened by Taliban

Provincial spokesman Doost Mohammad Nayab said all checkpoints around the city have been overrun or destroyed. Hundreds of Taliban are involved in the assault, Nayab added, without giving any specifics. Radmanish says more than 80 Taliban fighters have been killed in the past 24 hours as Afghan forces repelled the insurgent attack. Head of the Uruzgan Provincial Council Abdul Karim said the dead include seven troops and thirty militants.

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US and Russia Reach Deal to Reduce Violence in Syria

The United States and Russian Federation announced early Saturday a breakthrough agreement on Syria that foresees a nationwide cease-fire starting early next week, followed by an unlikely new military partnership between the rival governments targeting the Islamic State and al-Qaida.

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Graham says Trump's praise of Putin 'unnerves me to my core'

Trump added that Putin has "great control over his country" and celebrated the Russian strongman's "82% approval rating". It was the first time Trump and Clinton had squared off on the same stage since accepting their parties' presidential nominations in July for the November 8 election.

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Charges pending against RCMP officer after Creep Catchers sting

There is no room in the RCMP for this kind of behavior or individual". Creep Catchers is a loose collection of organizations across Canada and has sprouted up over the past year with an aim to expose child predators by posing online as minors before meeting and berating them in person.

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Trump Unveils $20 Billion School Choice Proposal

Getting tough on trade would give them jobs. Trump used the start of a speech about education at a charter school in Cleveland to push back at Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's statement that his position on Iraq is pretty much like her own: She voted for the 2003 war as a U.S.

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8 soldiers reported killed in eastern Turkey

Following the increasing terror attacks by the PKK, which is listed as a terror organization by the US and European Union, the Turkish government has intensified its counterterror operations. Southeastern Turkey has been hit by waves of violence since the collapse of a 2-1/2-year ceasefire between the Turkish state and the autonomy-seeking PKK in July 2015.

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Police want to quiz International Olympic Committee head in ticket probe

A series of text messages between Bach and 71-year-oold Hickey have given an insight into the close relationship the pair enjoyed. Police alleged that the International Olympic Committee president received personal requests from Mr Hickey for hundreds of high-value tickets for the Olympics opening ceremony, the 100m final and the football final.

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Apple Watch Series 2 now available for pre-order

The combo charger and headphone jack adapter you want for your just ordered iPhone 7 is coming from Belkin instead of Apple. India's woes may not last long as a recent foreign direct investment ruling in the country will allow Apple to open its own local retail stores, thereby eliminating the middleman.

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Upcoming hajj pilgrimage again inflames Saudi-Iran tensions

Khamenei said the Saudis did not prosecute those at fault for the stampede, accused them of showing no remorse and said Riyadh had "refused to allow an global Islamic fact-finding committee". should not be issued from the heart or the tongue of any Muslim". Khamenei also urged Muslims around the world to reconsider Saudi Arabia's custodianship and management of Islam's holiest sites, including in Mecca where the Hajj is performed.

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Narrowing crude oil price differences contribute to global convergence of refining profits

On the same front, Russia's President Vladimir Putin earlier said a potential oil output freeze deal among oil-exporting countries should involve some compromise on Iran's production levels. "The shuttle diplomacy is going on to clear which level is considered an aim for Iran". "There is a strong move towards a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC to at least freeze production", the source told Reuters .

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Kaine's Wife To Campaign In Florida

Actress Erika Alexander was in Detroit and Southfield on August 27 helping the Clinton campaign with voter registration drives. And that's what's so very exciting for me to be on the ticket. "We are not bringing in celebrities to push for voter registration as we feel that Republican policies and principles encourage people to vote, especially in MI where Republican leadership has had such a tremendous impact on our economy and job growth", Anderson said in a Friday email.

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Islamic State Will Soon Lose Access to Turkey Border: Pentagon

Kalin said Turkey will keep attacking the Syrian Kurdish militia unless they fully withdraw to the east of the Euphrates River. Celik told the Anadolu news agency that "to suggest ( Turkey ) is on a par with a terrorist organization and suggest there are talks between them, that a deal has been reached between them, this is unacceptable".

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Dozens Rescued in French Alps After Being Stuck in Cable Cars Overnight

When the fog moved in, the helicopter effort was called off, and rescuers concentrated on bringing down people whose cable cars were closest to the ground, Italian rescuer Mario Mochet said. "They didn't get a lot of sleep, it was a odd experience, but they were warm under blankets and with their families", Fournier said. The three-mile (5km) journey usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.

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Warrant out for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's arrest in ND

The activists scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge issued a temporary, limited order halting some of the project's construction. A federal judge denied the tribe's request to temporarily stop construction on the $3.8 billion pipeline created to carry oil from North Dakota to IL.

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Korea-US-Japan teamwork takes center stage in tackling NK nuke test

Breaking news - more to come. Following JOL's report, North Korea's nuclear test sparked outrage and concern in Europe and Israel as well. "We must lodge a strong protest", he was quoted as saying. Hill said this isn't a question of whether the test was done, but of what the U.S. Government will do about it. The energy index .SPNY shares, down 2.3 percent, fell along with oil prices, as the market discounted an unexpected slump in USA crude inventories as a storm glitch.

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Arrested women planned attack on Paris: ministry

The security official, who was not authorized to be publicly identified, said French authorities have a document in which Madani declares allegiance to the extremist group. Her father, who has been known to police in the past for radicalisation, was the owner of the vehicle. Molins didn't say when she was engaged to either man.

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North Korea carries out fifth nuclear test

The China Earthquake Networks Center said the tremor was a suspected explosion. News that North Korea had conducted a nuclear test also rattled investors, particularly in South Korea. We can expect meetings and harshly worded statements out of the United Nations, and a push for more sanctions. China opposed North Korea's nuclear test, a key denunciation by the North's economic lifeline and only major ally.

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Officials unsure of deal as United States and Russian Federation seek Syria ceasefire

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday that the US and Russian Federation have reached a plan to reduce violence in war-torn Syria and allow humanitarian access. Amid the chaos of fighting between Syria's government and rebels, the Islamic State group has emerged as a global terror threat. The deal culminates months of frenetic diplomacy that included four meetings between Kerry and Lavrov since August 26, and a lengthy face-to-face in China between Presidents Barack Obama and ...

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United States and Russian Federation announce Syria ceasefire plan after marathon talks in Geneva

A second USA official said that while Kerry would try to make progress, "patience is not infinite" and the United States would not simply keep talking if a conclusion was not reached "relatively soon". In Geneva, Kerry and Lavrov must overcome key points which include a Washington demand that the Syrian air force refrain from attacking armed opposition groups and allegedly civilians, and that the government siege of Aleppo be lifted.

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China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

ASEAN will hold a separate summit later Thursday with other world powers, including China and the U.S. The summit is expected to let China off with a muted reprimand over its expansionist activities in South China Sea , according to a draft of their joint statement to be released Thursday.

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Massive rioting in Harare as protesters clash with police

Tsvangirai, who is the former prime minister and now leads the MDC-T party, and former vice president Joice Mujuru are involved in the protests said Africa Report. "We fear these threats will further limit the right of Zimbabweans to exercise freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly, which are enshrined in the Zimbabwean Constitution, protected under Zimbabwe's global human rights obligations, and core values of any functioning democracy", the embassy said.

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Obama: The Media Needs to Follow Up More on Trump's 'Wacky Ideas'

He says the consequences of decisions made by the US during the Vietnam War didn't necessarily serve America's interests. He bristled at the suggestion he had been slighted in Asia or that leaders in the region were rejecting his leadership - a criticism levelled by Mr Trump, who said he would have picked up and left had he been treated the way Mr Obama was in Asia.

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British woman jailed for five years in Iran

Richard, who protests charity worker Nazanin's innocence, said: "It remains extraordinary that Nazanin's interrogators clarify the sentence but not the crime". We have been supporting her family since we were first made aware of her arrest and Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, met the family this week to reassure them that we will continue to do all we can.

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Korea's most powerful nuclear test

And while she praised Obama's "call to both strengthen the sanctions passed earlier this year with the United Nations and to impose additional sanctions", she also hinted at some distance between them, urging the USA to "make sure" China will "meaningfully increase pressure on North Korea".

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US, UN condemns North Korea nuclear test

He added that North Korea could be feeling the pressure of United Nations economic sanctions imposed in March. What are the neighbors saying? NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Last month, a missile fired from a submarine also landed in the same zone. It reportedly caused a magnitude-5.3 quake on the Korean peninsula. "We can't assume that China is going to solve this for us", Fitzpatrick said.

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Earthquake reported near North Korea nuclear site

According to Pollack, this test gives no indication that North Korea is looking to launch an offensive. He said the USA needs to impose more penalties, in particular against Chinese companies that are helping North Korea. It described that quake as "artificial". China's official Xinhua news agency, in a commentary after North Korea confirmed the test, said it was shocking and unwise and would only "add oil to the flames".

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John Kerry arrives in Geneva for talks with Russian Federation on Syrian ceasefire

Kerry and Lavrov headed into closed-door talks on Friday morning after a brief press conference in which they discussed North Korea's missile test overnight. They also disagree on which territory is controlled by whom. Although the USA shares some mutual interest with the Russians in bombing groups like Nusra Front, the Pentagon does not see the Russians as critical to that effort, nor is it eager to give Russia sensitive U.S.

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Norway's PM Attacks Facebook 'Censorship' Over Vietnam Photo

Facebook originally deleted postings of the image by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and others. Facebook promptly deleted it. Several members of the Norwegian government followed the prime minister's example and posted the complete photo.

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Cable auto passengers stranded in French Alps rescued

The passengers were then escorted by foot to the nearest mountain station. French and Italian helicopters flew in rescuers who used cables to drop down on to the tops of the cars and lifted out passengers one by one. " 'The extent of this rescue operation is simply unbelievable, ' said Col. Frederic Labrunye, commander of the provincial gendarmerie group of Haute-Savoie".

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

Later Trump said he had "absolutely no opinion" on Vladimir Putin calling the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails a "public service ". "I don't know how you get around this", Ryan said of Clinton's actions. But its ultimate airing on RT America had "nothing to do" with the campaign, she added.

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United States running out of patience with Russian Federation on Syria deal

Kerry and Lavrov in recent weeks have been in talks over a deal to boost US and Russian military cooperation to fight the Islamic State group and other extremists in Syria. As the day-long talks moved into the evening, the two sides were said to be "making progress". In northern Syria, a Turkish tank was struck during fighting between Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces and Islamic State militants, killing three soldiers, according to military officials.

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California extends most ambitious climate change law in US

The bills, which were opposed by most Republicans, extend the state's greenhouse gas emissions reduction program to 2030 and require a reduction in carbon emissions to 40 percent below the level released in 1990. It expands on California's landmark 2006 law, which set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Despite pushing the climate goals through, the centerpiece of the state's effort to combat global warming remains in jeopardy.

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N Korea claims 'successful' nuke warhead test

But successive U.S. administrations made no effort to punish Pakistan, whose help Washington felt was needed first in Afghanistan and later in the War on terror. Yet it's unclear what Trump would do to halt the nuclear efforts of North Korea. He noted that 90 percent of North Korea's trade is with China. "Beijing is unlikely to crack down on Pyongyang the way the global community desires because of its own strategic interests and because it believes in positive inducements like dialogue and ...

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Geraldo Rivera says he regrets backing Roger Ailes

Her post came one day after Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera apologized on Facebook for responding to Ms. Carlson's claims with "extreme skepticism". Rivera also claimed that, because of his "uninformed" support of Ailes, and due to his upcoming manuscript's positive depiction of the former executive, publisher HarperCollins had decided not to go ahead with publishing it.


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