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Trump Surrogates Say He's Dropped Obama Birther Theory

Giuliani was unable to pinpoint when Trump said definitely and publicly that President Obama is not foreign born. The comments from Pence come after Trump praised Putin's leadership ability at the NBC News "Commander in Chief Forum" on Wednesday .

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Turkey Hopeful on EU Visa-Free Deal for Citizens

The EU is against military coups both in the Union's members and neighbors, the TRT Haber news channel quoted the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini as saying September 9. The Dublin Regulation that governs Europe's Schengen passport-free area stipulates that people wishing to apply for asylum must do so in the first member country they arrive in.

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Turkey Welcomes Russia-US Deal on Syria Ceasefire, Ready to Provide Aid

The agreement reached by the powers backing opposing sides in the conflict promised a nationwide truce effective from sundown on Monday, improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups. will treat practical questions of separating terrorists and moderate opposition". Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook issued a statement on the deal commending it as an arrangement that "could achieve a sustained cessation of hostilities".

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IS attack kills 3 more Turkish soldiers in Syria

According to the Hurriyet Daily News, this attack brings a total number of Turkish casualties to seven since the Turkish military operation has started in Syria. On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of Daesh, outlawed in Russian Federation and many other countries worldwide.

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Kashmir on the boil: Rajnath briefs Modi on all-party delegation's visit

Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has already started a probe into the role of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son Nayeem Geelani in routing money from overseas in dubious ways. "The Central Government should approach dual-track policy; one track should be focused on instilling confidence in the people and implement confidence building measure to weed out separatism".

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Turkey hails US-Russian deal on Syria

If that works for the initial period, the United States and Russian Federation are supposed to then establish a Joint Implementation Center, where they will share targeting data, and begin to bomb militants of the Nusra Front and the Islamic State.

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US Election: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ramp up national security battle

Trump offered up the usual Republican privatization wish list of vouchers, charter schools, and online charter schools bleeding money from public schools, with the centerpiece being to take all of the federal money now allocated to schools and districts with the most low-income students and allow it to bleed out to charter and private schools.

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House Passes Bill That Would Allow 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi Arabia

The measure passed without objection or opposition, but the White House is threatening a veto. Although there has not been an official veto announcement, the White House considered that the legislation would set a legal precedent that would put at risk United States official that live overseas, who could be victims of similar suits if other countries ignore their immunity.

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'What Is Aleppo?' Asks Gary Johnson-and NYT Gives Three Wrong Answers

Clinton, asked at a news conference about Johnson's remarks, laughed and quipped, " You can look on the map and find Aleppo". "What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo? ". "Yes, I understand the dynamics of the Syrian conflict-I talk about them every day". I think probably 85 percent of the people in the country couldn't put Aleppo on a map, so I'm not sure the outcome of the slip is going to be lasting at all.

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Colin Kaepernick Says He's Donating Money From Jersey Sales

The only way I can repay you for the support is to return the favor by donating all the proceeds I receive from my jersey sales back into the communities! Kapernick has already pledged to donate $1 million of his annual salary to community organizations as well.

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United Nations seeks new sanctions on North Korea after nuclear test

Under 32-year-old third-generation leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has sped up development of its nuclear and missile programs, despite UN sanctions that were tightened in March and have further isolated the impoverished country. "It's China's responsibility", he told a news conference during a visit to Norway. "North Korea will have to bear the consequences of its acts and provocations", he said, adding that more importantly, new sanctions are "indispensable".

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50 to 100 dead in post-vote violence, Gabon opposition says

Gabon's President Ali Bongo shrugged off growing worldwide pressure on Wednesday to recount last week's disputed election, saying it was a matter for the constitutional court to decide. "In order to restore the confidence of Gabon , I reiterate my call on the Gabonese authorities to publish the poll results by polling station", said European Union observation chief Mariya Gabriel.

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France says Gabon's constitutional court must be transparent, impartial over election results

On Thursday Ping filed a vote fraud complaint to the country's constitutional court against Bongo's reelection. President Ali Bongo was declared victor of the August 27 election by less than 6,000 votes but is under pressure over the result, which Ping says was rigged.

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Cauvery river water issue: Pro-Kannada organisations call for complete shutdown

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda of the JD (S) will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss the issue and explain Karnataka's point of view. The court order directed an immediated backlash with agitated farmers and activists belonging to pro-Kannada outfits blocking the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway.

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If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, turn it off

Separate reports claim that when Samsung resumes shipping the Note 7, the boxes will be marked with a blue S to confirm that these phones shipped after the phone maker addressed the battery issue that had sparked the recall. How, in the long run, will this affect the future of the Galaxy Note 7 and of Samsung? Samsung assured its customers that it would speed up shipments of replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in order to ease the growing safety concerns.

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US and Samsung tell Galaxy Note 7 owners: Power down now

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung are urging Americans to stop using the Samsung Galaxy Note7 phone because the phones can overheat and explode while charging. So if you're a frequent traveler, you probably want to replace your Note 7 sooner rather than later. The Federal Aviation Administration has not issued a ban, only a warning to not turn on, charge, or pack your Galaxy phone in your checked luggage.

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One country in our neighbourhood producing and exporting terrorism

The comments, made with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to his right, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his left, and US President Barack Obama and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the room, come amid the near-daily escalation of diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan.

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Maryland overwhelms Florida International 41-14

Hills threw for three touchdowns, two to Moore, to lead Maryland to a 41-14 win over Florida International on Friday night. The Terps hired D.J. MARYLAND: The passing connection usually is Hills to Moore but the combination switched roles on a reverse play in the first quarter, when Moore completed a 21-yard pass to Hills that led to Greene's field goal.

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Iran Haj chief accuses Saudi Arabia of ignoring security risks

Muslims from around the world have been travelling to Saudi Arabia since August in preparation for the five-day pilgrimage that all believers must complete at least once in their lifetime providing they are fit and able. Saudi Arabia never updated an initial toll of 769. The kingdom's regional and worldwide clout with other Muslim countries generally benefits from its work in managing the hajj , and when Egypt, Pakistan and the Gulf Cooperation Council states defended Saudi Arabia this week ...

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Trump's team says Obama's birth is a settled issue, but Trump hasn't

Carson, who is a top adviser to Trump, appeared on CNN with Jake Tapper on Tuesday and said that an apology from Trump may help with African American outreach. That is a process he and his tax lawyers can slow down; they are in continuing talks with the IRS and likely know where the audit's progress stands relative to Election Day.

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Crowds rally in Iran against Saudi Arabia ahead of hajj

It also provides information about prayer times and includes a help desk available in numerous languages. The hajj, which begins Saturday this year, hasn't been spared. As one example, Saudi invested tens of millions of dollars to enhance safety and security, including greatly expanding the Jamarat pillars where Muslims have to ritually stone the devil they believe to be bound there.

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Syria Conflict: US, Russia Announce Ceasefire, New Military Partnership To Tackle ISIS

The deal was thrashed out by U.S. secretary of state John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and it is hoped the plan could reduce violence in Syria and lead to a long-sought political transition, ending more than five years of bloody civil war.

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GOP lawmaker refuses to compare Obama, Putin

That is not my job". "Look, I'm not asking for any special treatment, I know the road that I'm on, Ive been on it for 25 years", she said . Clinton pointed to the United States military code of honor, saying "that, Donald Trump, .is what we're going to stand up and defend in the face of your outrageous, disgraceful attacks on the men and women of our armed forces".

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House Unanimously Passes Saudi 9/11 Lawsuit Bill

House Resolution 3815, also known as the " Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act " or JASTA, creates an exception to sovereign immunity created by a 1976 law, thus allowing United States citizens to sue foreign countries for terrorism that kills Americans on U.S.

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Almost 2 million in Mecca for haj

Jeddah-Iranian pilgrims who had successfully landed in Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj pilgrimage kept on presenting irrefutable evidence on the extent of falsehood blighting the Iran regime. Mr Zakou Bakar, 50, a pilgrim from Niger, said the bracelet was reassuring. "If I die or if there are problems - of course we hope not - but if it does happen I know I will be identified", he told AFP .

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Theresa May sets £50m budget to expand grammar sch

In her first major policy announcement Mrs May confirmed that new selective schools will be allowed to open and existing schools could convert to grammars. Grammars also traditionally boast strong exam results, because teachers are dealing with only the most able pupils. Neil Carmichael, the Conservative Stroud MP who chairs the Education Select Committee, warned the discussion on grammars could "distract us from our fundamental task of improving social mobility".

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Good dog: Canines know what we're saying, study suggests

The dogs were awake and unrestrained as they listened to their trainer's voice through headphones. Dogs are seemingly able to differentiate the meaning of words from intonation and analyze each aspect of speech. Attila Andics , a neuroscientist at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, and her team scanned the brains of dogs while they were listening to their trainer speaking.

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Larry King Dupes Donald Trump Into Interview on Russian TV

Yesterday he was interviewed by Larry King on RT, a TV network funded by the Russian government. Donald Trump's bromance with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin seems unending. Digging into the crosstabs a bit - you can check out the 2014 ones here , and the 2016 ones here - the change appears to have occurred nearly entirely among voters who say they supported Donald Trump in the primaries.

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Don't let 'wacky' be new normal: Obama

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attends the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane , Laos September 7, 2016. He bristled at the suggestion he'd been slighted in Asia or that leaders in the region were rejecting his leadership - a criticism leveled by Trump, who said he'd have picked up and left had he been treated the way Obama was in Asia.

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Obama, Philippine President Duterte exchange pleasantries after slur

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday defended his country's human rights record at a regional summit in Laos, urging East Asian leaders and the United States to help Manila eradicate the scourge of illicit drugs. "When I think back to the time I spent here as a boy, I can't help but be struck by the extraordinary progress that's been made by the region in the decades since, even if there's still a lot of work to be done", Obama said.

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Putin is more of a leader than Obama

The stated reason is an ongoing "routine audit". But for simplicity sake, let's just say the polls have gone wild. "Classified material has a header which says, 'Top Secret, ' 'Secret, ' 'Confidential.' Nothing - and I will repeat this and this is verified in the reports by the Department of Justice - none of the emails sent or received by me had such a header".

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World leaders pose for group photograph at East Asia Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at neighboring Pakistan on Thursday (Sept 8) in an address at the East Asia Summit, accusing his country's arch rival of exporting terrorism and calling for its worldwide isolation. During the meeting, Obama also praised Modi's vision of entrepreneurship and innovation, which he said would be "very important for a country like India".

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Angela Merkel Loses Ground to Regional Right Wing Surge

Merkel said she was "deeply dissatisfied with the outcome of the election ", conceding that campaigning had been dominated by the influx of one million asylum seekers to Germany past year. Angela Merkel said the asylum seekers had "shamed the country that welcomed them", but rejected calls to change her policies, arguing those fleeing persecution and war have a right to be protected.

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Duterte: Indonesia can chase pirates into Philippine waters

As two of the largest archipelagos in the world, the two leaders recognized the value of maritime cooperation between the Philippines and Indonesia. "We can make it clear that if the chase begins in Indonesia and continues in global waters, and inside Philippine waters, they can go ahead and blast them off", said the firebrand leader, relating what he told President Joko Widodo at the recently concluded Asean and East Asia summits in Laos.

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Giant panda taken off endangered species list, experts say

Measures to restore the wild panda population in China include forest protection and reforestation - to ensure necessary habitat. Unfortunately, not all animals faced such positive news in the IUCN's report . However, the report did warn that more than 35 percent of the panda's natural bamboo habitat may be eliminated in the next 80 years. The second subspecies, the mountain gorilla, which is found in the volcanic mountains which border Rwanda, Uganda and DRC and in a nearby area ...


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