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U.S. and Russian Federation announce Syria ceasefire plan after marathon talks in Geneva

Mr Kerry said he believed the plan would lead to talks to "stop the conflict" which has raged for more than five years, killing more than 290,000 people and displacing millions. Lavrov and Kerry have already taken several breaks and held bilateral talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Friday. The US-backed moderate opposition has refused to resume the UN-led talks unless a cessation of hostilities take hold and the regime and Russian Federation end the siege and bombing ...

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At ASEAN, India emphasised on peaceful resolution of South China Sea dispute

China had vowed to ignore the ruling, describing it as "waste paper". "A couple of extra-regional countries still wanted to use the occasion of the East Asia Summit to talk about the South China Sea, particularly to press on the regional countries to abide by the arbitration, which is untimely and inappropriate", he said, adding that it was also "against the trend in the region to resolve the disputes by cooperation and dialogue.

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Barack Obama hails his tenth and final G20 summit

The European Commission said last week that Apple Inc owed up to 13 billion euros ($14.50 billion) in back taxes to Ireland, based on existing regulations, a decision that both Apple and Ireland, which relies on low taxes to attract investment, have vowed to fight.

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Russia's Lavrov blames U.S. for holding Syria deal

Secretary of State John Kerry told a news conference after marathon talks in the Swiss city. Kerry told reporters that "bedrock" of the agreement , is Russia's ensuring that Assad's air force will no longer fly combat missions over opposition and civilian areas.

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Prime Minister attends ASEAN Summit in Laos

Abe asked the other ASEAN Plus Three leaders to step up cooperation in resolving the issues of North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons development and its abductions of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s. In addition, they debated measures to promote external relations and ASEAN's central role as well as improve the efficiency of ASEAN agencies' operation and coordination.

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Trump goes on Kremlin-funded Russian TV station to criticize the US

He said Putin "has done so in many ways, in a very ruthless manner". Traditionally, American presidential candidates do not bash their country before a foreign audience, even if they are fierce critics of the current administration while campaigning in the United States.

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Trump Promises $20 Bln For School Choice For America's Poorest Families

His silver bullet approach does nothing to help the most-vulnerable students and ignores glaring opportunity gaps while taking away money from public schools to fill private-sector coffers. And if elected, Trump likely wouldn't be able to eliminate the Common Core or tell states not to use it, because it's a set of standards that states decide to use, not a federal law that they must follow.

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Canada wins temporary exemption on new China canola regime

He is scheduled to meet with both Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping Wednesday. They say the growing economic clout wielded in Canada by China, Canada's largest trading partner after the United States, is leading to an erosion of their own freedom - specifically their freedom to speak openly about China's authoritarian state.

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Far More Than 2012, Voters Are Rejecting Both Major Party Presidential Candidates

Asked about what critics call her hawkish foreign policy record, Clinton said: "We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again and we are not putting ground troops into Syria". Still, Trump said Putin's compliments of him wouldn't sway their policy differences. Giving a full carte blanche to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to do whatever he seems to want to do right on Israels' doorstep? The New York Times reported recently that companies directly owned by Trump hold at least ...

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Hajj pilgrims get ID bracelets after deadly stampede

Bahraini ambassador to Saudi Arabia Shaikh Humood bin Abdullah Al Khalifa stressed Bahrain's support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in facing the Iranian conspiracies to shake security and stability of the Arab and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

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Turkey Prepared To Conduct Joint Attack With US Against ISIS In Raqqa

But Turkey on Tuesday sustained its biggest loss of life in the operation to date, with three soldiers killed in an IS rocket attack on their tanks. Late on September 6, three more Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in an ISIL attack on two tanks near the town of al-Rai in northern Syria .

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North Korea's missile tests to intensify its world-isolation

The UN and the West have imposed a raft of sanctions on North Korea, prompting Pyongyang to step up its nuclear activities. Pyongyang incurred strengthened United Nations sanctions in March following its fourth ever nuclear test at the start of the year.

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Turkish-backed rebels clear IS from border

This advance will cut of IS supply lines that it used to import weapons and fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS "has lost its link with the outside world after losing all border areas" with Turkey. State news agency SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying that troops have captured the Armament Academy and are "continuing their advance in the area to impose nearly a total siege on the gunmen in Aleppo ".

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Iran lashes out at Saudi Arabia over Mina stampede

He said Saudi authorities had "murdered" some of them, describing Saudi rulers as godless and irreligious. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Saudi authorities of "bigoted extremism" late Tuesday, September 6, in an increasingly bitter war of words over Iran's exclusion from this year's hajj pilgrimage.

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India, Vietnam agree to deepen defence cooperation

After a decade of being Strategic Partners, India and Vietnam have formally upgraded their relationship status to " comprehensive strategic partnership ". "Our trade now stands at USD 7.83 billion, and we are committed to meet the target of USA 15 billion dollars by 2020". Mr. Modi said the India-China partnership was important not just for the region, but the entire world.

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United States urges China to pressure North Korea

Last Monday, as G20 leaders were meeting in China, North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan . "North Korea stands out as the only country to have tested nuclear weapons this century", added the president. The blast, on the 68th anniversary of North Korea's founding, was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to some estimates. "Most notably, the administration has yet to impose sanctions on any of the many Chinese companies and banks that, ...

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Chlorine barrel bombs dropped on Aleppo, Syria

The worldwide community took no military action in response, although a multinational deal was struck under which the majority of Syria's chemical arsenal was removed. A military source told SANA that over the past few hours, army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, carried out intensive operations against positions of the terrorist organizations in al-Ramousa area to the south of Aleppo city.

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EU's Tusk tells British PM: Start Brexit talks soon

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, has told United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May to invoke Article 50 as soon as possible so the two parties can begin formal negotiations on Britain's exit from the EU. Reports published on Thursday showed firms increasing the number of permanent staff and house prices rising. Lawmakers who had lobbied for Britain to leave the European Union in the run up to the referendum have taken the economic data as proof that the "remain" campaign had ...

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Donald Trump, on Russia-Funded TV Network, Criticizes US Policy in Iraq

WATCH: Hillary Clinton lashed out at Donald Trump for remarks he made Wednesday night about his plan to sack high-ranking US military generals if elected president. But interviews Trump gave before and after the war prove that he was publicly supportive of the US invasion of Iraq. Trump says he thinks he "would have a very good relationship with many foreign leaders", including Putin.

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State Health Dept.: Valencia County man dies from West Nile

Their deaths cast a somber reminder that the mosquito borne virus can be deadly, especially among older adults or those with compromised immune systems, said Dr. Sebastian Moncayo, a graduate business student from Ecuador, has lived in Monroe for six years and has been unpleasantly surprised by the mosquitoes' magnitude this year.

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Latifat TijaniPowerlifter wins Nigeria's first medal at 2016 Paralympic Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist was largely unchallenged in the event as he led throughout his three attempts. His first lift of 185kg broke the previous Paralympic record in the men's -54kg. She fell to third place and was overtaken by Zoe Newson of Great Britain who led with 102 while Hu was third also with 102. The event was won by Turkish Muratli Nazmiye with a lift of 104kg, which is the new world and Paralympic record in the event.

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Putin's Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians

The reports remain unconfirmed for now, but as the political saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and here Putin and Trump find themselves on the same side. He echoed the same sentiment at the Commander-in-Chief Forum, saying "I think when he [Putin] calls me brilliant I'll take the compliment, okay?" "Now, it's a very different system, and I don't happen to like the system, but certainly, in that system he's been a leader - far more than our president has been a leader".

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Iran says it'll increase output, ignoring Russia-Saudi oil deal

While Opec adopted a Saudi-led policy allowing members to raise output to protect market share from higher-cost producers in 2014, Iran's supplies were constrained until this year. Saudi Arabian and Russian Federation this past Monday that they would form a strategic energy partnership created to help stabilize oil markets - a partnership which could envisage freezing oil output to help stabilize the prices.

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European Union leaders call for action on Chinese steel

While Seoul and Washington say the system is intended exclusively to defend against North Korea's missile threat, Beijing says it will allow the USA military to peer deep into northeastern China. A U.S. official said "differences remain" despite two rounds of talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterpart Sergei Lavrov, but that they would meet again in coming days.

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India condemns North Korean nuclear test

This year alone, the Security Council has met eight times to discuss North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, beginning with the nuclear test in January and followed by a series of ballistic and submarine-launched missile tests in violation of Security Council resolutions.

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YSRC MLAs stage ruckus in Andhra Assembly, clash with marshals

In the melee, the scuffle ensued between the YSRCP legislators and the assembly marshals present in the House. YSR Congress Party (YSRC) legislators stormed Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao's podium and got into a brawl with the marshals trying to protect the speaker.

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Campaign manager: Trump believes Obama was born in US

Thursday's " Hardball " interview is far from Giuliani's first media gaffe on Trump's behalf. In contrast to such policies, Pence promised to the crowd in Cleveland, and restated in Simi Valley, that " Donald Trump will never turn his back on those who serve and protect us at home and overseas", and that both of them "will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line".

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Russian Federation opens alternative event for its banned national Paralympians

The Sports Ministry has announced that the Gold medallist Paralympians will be awarded 75 lakh rupees. Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee and Sir Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee then entered to address the audience.

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Obama meets with Duterte privately despite insults, crude slurs

While speaking at the ASEAN Summit in Laos , Obama also said the USA will not abandon its position on cooperation in various areas with the Philippines. Lawyer to lawyer, we are both lawyers anyway.I said I never made the statement . On Wednesday, he did not attend a meeting of ASEAN leaders with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Donald Trump Speaks at Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC

He has also promised to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a tax change enacted in 1954 that threatens religious institutions with the loss of their tax-exempt status if they endorse or oppose a political candidate. "The family must be at the center of any anti-poverty agenda". Both major party nominees have been invited to make their case to social conservative voters, but pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton is not expected to attend.

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CPSC warns: Don't use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones over fire risk

Federal Aviation Administration said. Praised by reviewers for its impressive camera, water-resistant casing and vivid display, Samsung had announced it had sold 2.5 million phones since the phone went on sale last month. Samsung strongly advised customers Friday to use its product exchange program. The company says new Note 7 phones will not be available until after the CPSC finishes its "process", but owners can exchange the Note 7s now for a different model.

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Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire Kills 12, Injures Several Others

Ten of the injured are struggling for life with critical burn wounds, they said. Dr Md Parvez Mia, a residential surgeon of 50-bed Tongi Government Hospital, confirmed the casualties to the Dhaka Tribune. Around 100 people were in the building when it began. A series of deadly incidents at Bangladeshi factories, including the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse that killed more than 1,100 people, have raised concern over safety standards in the South Asian country's booming, $20bn garment industry.

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Obama Condemns North Korea's Nuclear Test In Strongest Possible Terms

North Korea's fifth test, which South Korean officials called its most powerful to date, demonstrates that the communist nation has no interest "in being a responsible member of the worldwide community", Obama said in a statement Friday. Japan and USA swiftly condemned the act with both countries considering further unilateral sanctions against North Korea. British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said the UN's Security Council could decide to push for full implementation of existing sanctions ...

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Pyongyang's n-test adversely impacts peace, says India

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also condemned the test as a "brazen breach" of UN resolutions and urged the Security Council to "unite and take urgent actions". The KCTV presenter said the test showed the nuclear warhead "has been standardized to be able to be mounted on strategic ballistic rockets". With its biggest nuclear test drawing flak from a number of countries, India on Friday joined the worldwide community to deplore the move by Kim Jong-un's regime .

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Tourists, trapped in Mont Blanc cable car overnight, rescued

A full medical team was on standby at the scene, in the Chamonix region, near Mont Blanc , and the rescued passengers are undergoing medical checks for signs of hypothermia. the mom was in a state of shock". "I threw up. I wasn't feeling good". "It got boring after awhile, then we chatted with the other people. The most important thing is that we all got out".


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