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Philippines President Signs 'Declaration of Lawlessness' After Islamic State Blast

Senior Superintendent Michael John Dubria, police chief of Davao , said in a news briefing the "highly explosive arsenal" could have been placed inside a massage booth at around 10.30pm supposedly by a man seen fleeing the scene just before the explosion.

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ASEAN Summit: US President Barack Obama Urges China To Recognize Arbitration's Ruling

Malcolm Turnbull says there is now "cautious optimism" that a code of conduct can be reached in the hotly disputed region of the South China Sea, despite the risky flashpoint overshadowing a regional meeting of Asian leaders in Laos. Asian leaders played down tension over the South China Sea in a carefully worded summit statement, tiptoeing around the regional strains. Responding to questions on reports that Japan and Australia had discussed restraint in the South China Sea during a ...

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Islamic militants blamed for deadly Philippine blast

The casualty figures were based on the latest information from area hospitals, Police Station Commander Milgrace Driz told EFE news. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told reporters that investigators have found shrapnel from a mortar-based bomb, indicating Friday's attack was created to inflict mass casualties.

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No Malaysians injured by Davao blasts, ministry confirms

Dominguez issued the statement as he strongly condemned the bombing at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City that has claimed 14 lives and injured more than 60 persons. "Based on initial investigation, police found a shrapnel from a mortar-based improvised explosive device", Communication Secretary Martin Andanar said.

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Syrian government and rebels welcome US-Russia cease-fire deal

The tensions have been further exacerbated by the effusive praise for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russian Federation by the Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Mr. Kerry's announcement of the deal, Mr. Lavrov at his side, was permeated with caveats. Washington has said indiscriminate bombing of civilians by the Syrian army would have to end under an enforceable deal.

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More Voters Trust Clinton on Healthcare

Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has 40 percent support to Clinton's 39 percent, according to a poll by the right-leaning Rasmussen Reports released Thursday. Madonna credits Ms. McGinty's lead among likely voters to the lead Ms. Clinton has established in the state. Mr. Madonna attributes Ms. Clinton's recent slide to a spate of continuing and revived controversies - her use of private email as secretary of state and allegations of opportunism by the Clinton Foundation, run ...

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Clinton: National security experts 'chilled' by Trump

Speaking at an evening fundraiser in NY, the former U.S. secretary of state said Trump had given voice to hateful rhetoric from such individuals through his behaviour as a candidate for the White House. "The nominee on the other side promises to do things that will make us less safe", Clinton told reporters at a news conference on Friday afternoon.

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Nicky Morgan criticises Theresa May's grammar school plans

In contrast, the Conservative Party has wrestled with the issue for years. Ms Greening told Sky News: "We should not forget that there are many parts of our country still where parents and children don't really have access to good schools on the doorstep".

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GOP ticket quick to deplore Clinton's 'deplorables' comment

The AP tweeted about Clinton's Saturday statement, but didn't clarify that Clinton had said she regretted characterizing "half" of Trump supporters that way. So, yes, there are plenty of (and far too many) rabidly racist, misogynistic, and gleefully prejudiced white-nationalist members of Trump's electoral fanbase-a genuinely deplorable cadre of bigots who have gained real, outsized influence within the Republican Party through the rise of Trumpism.

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Turkish border with Syria cleared of Islamic State

Turkey has launched two incursions into Syria since August 24 in an operation created to drive IS away from the border and prevent the advance of US -backed Kurdish forces, which are also battling the extremist group. Syria's state-run news agency SANA confirmed the report , adding that "army units, in cooperation with allied forces, carried out a special and swift military operation, establishing full control over Armament Academy and expanding their control in the area of military academies ...

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Muslim pilgrims begin hajj, but this year without Iranians

This year is the first time in almost three decades that Iran has not sent pilgrims to the six-day religious gathering, with the stampede legacy heightening tensions between the two countries. In order to free up space in Mina, where the stampede took place, government facilities have been moved out of the area and the roads near the Jamarat Bridge have been expanded.

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Rita Maze, abducted Montana woman, able to talk to family before death

A Helena police officer talked to Maze shortly before she died, Dutton said. Law enforcement have yet to publicly comment on Rita Maze's cause of death, but her family had previously mentioned that she always traveled with a firearm and said during her final phone call that she was terrified that her attacker would get his hands on her gun and possibly use it against her.

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Goodbye 'Dilscoop', Dilshan to retire after Australia series

Spin bowler Amila Aponso and seamer Thisara Perera shared seven wickets to help Sri Lanka to a crushing 82-run win over Australia in their second one-day global on Wednesday. But Australia never managed the asking rate, and a collapse that saw its last five wickets fall for 24 runs handed the hosts a comfortable victory.

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AU to mediate in Gabon election crisis

Opposition leader Jean Ping , who has said the election was stolen, called on Tuesday for help from the worldwide community. "I am deeply concerned and saddened about the situation in the Gabonese Republic provoked by the electoral crisis, in particular the arson attacks and disproportionate response of security agencies that has led to unfortunate loss of life and property", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in a statement.

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China is able to bring about agreements at G20

Who chairs the G20 summit? China, as the biggest developing country, surely cares about the issue of development. Many G20 members are facing domestic political pressure from populist-protectionist parties, such as Australia's One Nation, to limit foreign investment and wind back free trade deals.

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Bangladesh factory fire kills 25

The blast occurred at 6am at the Tampaco Foils factory in an industrial park in Tongi. It took firefighters almost five hours to bring Saturday's blaze under control. Bangladeshi firefighters work to put out a fire at the site of an explosion in a factory in Tongi, in the key Bangladeshi garment manufacturing hub of Gazipur, on the outskirts of Dhaka on September 10, 2016.

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Full house for Jewish News Labour debate

Corbyn has pledged to reverse cuts in arts spending made by governments over the past few years. UB40 guitarist Robin Campbell said: " We support Jeremy Corbyn because he is the only one willing to speak up for working people, who have been badly treated by successive governments, including new labour, in recent decades.

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U.S. election 2016: 'What is Aleppo?' asks presidential candidate

Got it", Johnson said, falling back on libertarian principles of limited foreign engagement. In Syria, he said, Washington needs "to join hands with Russian Federation to diplomatically bring that at an end" and the Free Syrian Army rebels the USA has been supporting are "coupled with the Islamists".

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N Korea faces new United Nations sanctions after nuclear test

The China Earthquake Networks Center said the tremor was a suspected explosion. South Korea's main spy agency told lawmakers in a closed-door briefing after the test that it does not think North Korea now has the ability to develop nuclear weapons that can be mounted on ballistic missiles, but intelligence officials expressed worries that the North's efforts to do so are progressing more quickly than previously thought, said Kim Byungkee, a lawmaker from the opposition Minjoo Party.

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Syrian government agrees to US-Russia deal on ceasefire

The United States and Russian Federation working in lockstep against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria. "If implemented, the arrangement negotiated by Secretary Kerry could achieve a sustained cessation of hostilities, help ease the suffering of the Syrian people and address the immediate humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo", the Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

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Turkey condemns Syrian regime bomb attack on Aleppo

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported a barrel bomb attack in the area, but could not confirm whether chlorine was involved. Johnson on Wednesday used a newspaper column to back the High Negotiations Committee's plan that calls for the departure within six months of Syrian President Bashar Assad, followed by a shift to constitutional rule and free elections.

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Paul Merson states his prediction for Stoke v Tottenham

With just two seasons left on his current deal, Spurs were keen to tie him to a new agreement - and this week announced he was staying. The visitors will be looking to produce the same kind of result they got here last season as they demolished the Potters 4-0.

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Clinton, Trump escalate fight on United States national security

Trump, who has faced backlash from both parties in recent days for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, was interviewed by Larry King, a veteran American journalist whose show airs Thursday evenings on RT America, the USA partner of a network originally called "Russia Today ".

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15 killed, 70 Injured in Bangladesh Factory Fire

People in Bangladesh gather near an industrial complex after a factory fire which killed at least 20 people. The accident took place as Bangladesh was preparing for a weeklong holiday for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha that falls on Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton Sets Off Tweetstorm by Calling Racist, Xenophobic Trump Supporters #BasketofDeplorables

According to average ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the campaign, Clinton raised around $6 million at the fundraiser, only the sixth she has opened to press. "Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of wonderful, hard working people. They are Americans and they deserve your respect", he added.

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US, Russia reach Syria ceasefire deal with joint military action against terrorists

Both warring sides would pull back from the strategic Castello Road in Aleppo to create a demilitarized zone, while opposition and government groups would both have to provide safe and unhindered access via Ramouseh in the south of the city.

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BBC America Showing Star Trek marathon all day

The new features, which also include a Star Trek-News Feed greeting and a custom profile picture frame, are available for a limited time to users in the US and Canada. The shows run back-to-back, see scheduled below, including, " Star Trek ", "Star Trek: The Next Generation ", " Star Trek : Deep Space Nine ", " Star Trek : Voyager ", and " Star Trek : Enterprise ".

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Trump hits Clinton for calling his supporters 'deplorables'

It was a rare instance of the SC senator agreeing with Trump, whom he's already said he won't vote for. They are more likely to describe Africans Americans as "criminal", "unintelligent", "lazy", and "violent". "I regret saying 'half " - that was wrong", Clinton said in a statement, the day after comments at a fundraiser in NY. "But Hillary's comments in full did make clear there are a lot of Trump supporters who have concerns about the economy and other issues that we will ...

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Giant pandas are no longer 'endangered,' but still 'vulnerable'

A survey reported 1,864 giant pandas in the wild in China, showing just how effective an integrated approach is in conserving the planet's diminishing biodiversity. Ever since its inception in the 1960's, pandas have been on the IUCN's Red List of endangered species ever since its inception in the 1960's due to habitat loss and poaching threats in their native China.

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UK education reforms spark debate on class and the classroom

Dave Hill, president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services, warned of the impact of selection on children living in care. May said she wanted "a diversity of provision for every child" so they could receive an education that was right for them.

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Syria government 'approves' US-Russia truce deal: State media

Through that process, they would develop joint targets, and once the USA and Russian Federation begin coordinated airstrikes, the Syrian regime would halt its air operations in parts of Syria where opposition forces and the Conquest Front are operating.

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US, Russia agree new Syria truce plan

Russia and the United States have coordinated five documents on Syria that will create conditions for resuming political process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on September 10 after talks with U.S. "The United Nations hopes that the political will that led to this understanding is sustained", he said. The Geneva negotiating session, which lasted more than 13 hours, underscored the complexity of a conflict that includes myriad militant groups, shifting alliances and the rival ...

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United States passes bill for families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

The administration for months has argued the legislation could harm the country's relationship with Saudi Arabia and put US officials stationed overseas in jeopardy. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act had triggered a threat from Riyadh to pull billions of dollars from the USA economy if the legislation is enacted.

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How North Korean Nuclear Test Will Affect Pyongyang-Beijing Relations

Under leader Kim Jong un, North Korea has accelerated the development of its nuclear and missile programmes, leading to tougher and tougher sanctions being slapped on the isolated country. China said it was resolutely opposed to the test but Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying would not be drawn on whether China would support tougher sanctions.

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In Laos, Obama blasts Donald Trump's White House qualifications

You must be respectful. The snub was a spectacular setback for relations between the United States and Philippines, which are longtime allies and bound by a mutual defense treaty to help each other in times of war. Obama suggested that these incidents were largely a fixation of the news media and did not reflect on his conversations with Asian leaders at two summit meetings here, nor the enthusiastic welcome he got from ordinary people.


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