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Turkey, US ready to work together over IS-held Raqa: Erdogan

The Islamic State group has claimed a rocket attack that killed three Turkish soldiers in Syria , its first deadly attack on Turkish forces since they crossed the border two weeks ago. Some of the several hundred IS fighters who took part in the battle of Sirte, in Libya, survived the defeat, as well as fighters in the lost battles of Mosul in Iraq and Manbej, Alrai, Jarabulus and other communities near the Syrian-Turkish border, he said.

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Merkel refugee policy led to party defeat in polls: Allies

He added that since previous year, when Merkel gave her famous promise that Germany would cope with the migrant inflow - which stood at one million in 2015 - the country faced numerous problems caused by the chancellor's welcoming stance toward refugees.

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Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars: Who will win and why

A championship-caliber defense needs playmakers and the Packers have had too few of them in recent seasons. While the Cowboys gear up for an enforced change under centre, their rivals go into battle with a new head coach for the first time in 12 seasons.

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Indonesia gets green light to 'blow up' pirates in Philippine waters

Speaking before the Filipinos at Indonesia's Shangri-La Hotel on Friday, Duterte said he may issue a "note verbale", which will give the Indonesian forces the right to enter the Philippines waters, in order to address the growing maritime piracy.

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Clinton Apologizes for 'Deplorables' Remark on Trump Voters

In her statement, Clinton said of Trump: "it's deplorable that he's attacked a federal judge for his 'Mexican heritage, ' bullied a Gold Star family due to their Muslim faith, and promoted the lie that our first black president is not a true American".

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Did Clinton Go Too Far With Comments On 'Deplorable' Trump Supporters?

Clinton said "I regret saying "half" - that was wrong". Certainly there are quite a few Americans I talked to who expressed the opposite of these sentiments. Trump tweeted Saturday morning. It's not clear that she meant to use that number and actually suggest that 20 percent of the country is prejudiced against minorities, gays and Muslims.

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At least 10 killed in Bangladesh factory fire

At least 50 people were injured in Saturday's fire, said Mozammel Hoque, a deputy director of the fire service. Around 100 people were working when flames tore through the four-storey building in the industrial town of Tongi, just north of the capital Dhaka .

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House Bill Would Allow Victims Of 9/11 Attacks To Sue Saudi Arabia

John Cornyn, R-Texas, a co-sponsor of the Senate bill, said in a statement . Schumer added that, "if they've done nothing wrong, they have nothing to worry about". But the US bill "will cause a legal revolution in global law with major political consequences". 15 out of the 19 terrorists who hijacked the planes used on September 11 were from Saudi Arabia yet the Saudi government have always denied any connection.

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Prime Minister rejects point-based immigration system

The talks will also touch on migration, trade and Ukraine, but observers will be keen to see if they yield any more details on Brexit . May has insisted she will not reveal her negotiating hand "prematurely". But he stressed that "it is clear that an European Union member state can not hold bilateral talks on free trade deals with non-EU states as long as it remains a member of the EU".

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Turkey satisfied with US-Russia truce deal on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that the two countries had agreed on a ceasefire in Syria that would allow critical humanitarian aid to reach cities and towns most affected by the fighting.

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House passes September 11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudis. The lawmakers unanimously approved the legislation, just two days before 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in NY and Washington. There was no immediate comment from Saudi Arabia, which was preparing for the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Saturday. Democrat Jerrold Nadler is pictured left with the red tie.

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Flurry of victories takes paralympicsgb to second in rio medal table

In London four years ago, Paul had to settle for silver in his keynote event. World champion Zheng Tao was a close second in 29.93, while Wang Lichao was third in 30.95. Her achievements are beyond comprehension, but consider this: she won her first five golds as a swimmer, before switching to cycling in 2005. Britain's Stephanie Slater came second in 1:10.32, while defending champion Jessica Long of the United States was third in 1:10.53.

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'Islamic State-inspired' Australian charged with terrorism after stabbing

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to Liverpool Hospital where he is in a critical condition. An 18-year-old man was arrested on Thursday outside the Sydney Opera House after allegedly telling security guards he was under instructions to carry out an attack by the Islamic State group.

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Trunk 'Kidnapping' Might Have Been Something Else

She knew he had her gun. Rochelle Maze told CBS affiliate KXLH that her mother was her best friend. Her mom was terrified because he had access to her gun - a Ruger she kept in her purse for protection, she said. It was at a rest stop on Interstate 15, according to Lewis and Clark County authorities. Maze typically kept a gun in the auto for safety. He called the police, who immediately launched a missing persons inquiry, and an officer was also able to speak to Ms Maze.

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Gary Johnson snags newspaper endorsement

In the meantime, Johnson continues getting his message out the old-fashioned way , plus newer, digital-friendly ways like Facebook ads . The results show 41 percent of registered voters would pick Clinton, while 37 percent back Trump, 10 percent are behind Johnson and 4 percent stand with Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

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At least 23 killed in in Bangladesh fire

This was the last work day at the factory before the start of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha, which is set to begin on Tuesday in Bangladesh . Firefighters are struggling to bring the blaze under control. He confirmed that at least 23 people had died. The Rana Plaza tragedy triggered worldwide outrage and put pressure on European and United States clothing brands to improve pay and conditions at the factories that supply them.

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US, Russia announce plan for Syria ceasefire

A nationwide ceasefire between government forces and rebel groups is set to begin at sunset on Monday. "We have agreed on the areas where such co-ordinated strikes would be taking place, and in those areas, on neutral agreement shared by the Syrian government as well, only the Russian and USA air force will be functional", he said.

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Trump not alone in GOP with his praise for Putin

Donald Trump calls in to RT with Larry King . Trump told the network he did not think Russia's government was behind the hack of Democratic party e-mails this year, and he doubted Moscow is trying to interfere in the USA election, though cyber experts have traced the e-mail hack to Russian Federation.

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Beijing Warns US: Stay Out Of South China Sea Dispute

Referring to man-made islands built by China, Abe expressed hope that China will "make good on its leader's statement that it will not militarize them". China claims territory belonging to the Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, and Indonesia, and its claims are widely rejected by the worldwide community.

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NBC's Lauer gets pummeled for his moderating of forum

Trump added that had Clinton done well as secretary of state he likely wouldn't be running for president. Pence also defended Trump's comments that "the generals have been reduced to rubble" under the Obama administration, responding to critics that interpreted those words to mean Trump was putting down the U.S.

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Clinton: I regret saying 'half' Trump support from 'basket of deplorables'

Meanwhile, Trump, 70, attacked Clinton over the email controversy. With the race to the White House intensifying, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump have accused each other of trying to "hide something" from the public.

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House passes bill to allow 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia

The House is expected to vote on a bill - called the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act - that would prevent countries accused of having ties to terrorism from invoking sovereign immunity in court. The law has been invoked to shield Saudi Arabia from lawsuits over the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In fact, the usually reliable White House ally, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer , even issued a statement on Friday calling on the President to sign the bill.

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Boris Johnson 'welcomes' U.S. and Russian Federation agreement over Syria

Syria's conflict started with peaceful anti-government protests in March 2011. The ceasefire begins at sundown Monday, Mr Kerry said, coinciding with the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. "If Aleppo continues to be torn apart, the prospects for Syria and its people are grim". 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 Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Hillary Clinton calls half of Trump supporters 'homophobic, sexist deplorables'

A survey released Thursday by the University of New Hampshire and WMUR found Clinton holding a nine-point lead there, confirming other polls giving her an advantage in the state. "Hillary, they are not a basket of anything", Pence said. Pence said, "the men and women who support Donald Trump's campaign are hard-working Americans: Farms, coal miners, teachers, veterans, members of our law enforcement community".

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Abducted Montana woman died of single gunshot wound

The Spokane County Medical Examiner said a woman found dead in the trunk of a auto near the Spokane Airport died of a single gunshot wound. Maze was able to call law enforcement from inside the trunk and describe the details of her abduction, police say.

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Clinton plays role of commander in chief

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed over national security again on Friday, with Trump calling his Democratic rival "trigger-happy" and Clinton arguing his proposals would make the world a more risky place. This caricature of Vladimir Putin was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from the Russian Presidential Press and Information Office available via Wikimedia.

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South Korea says North's nuclear capability 'speeding up,' calls for action

South Korea has called on the world to pressure Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear programme. The samples of the radioactive materials are reportedly expected to prove helpful in understanding the composition of nuclear substances used the in the reclusive country's latest test and whether Pyongyang used highly enriched uranium.

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Barack Obama says South China Sea ruling 'binding'

UNITED States President Barack Obama said Thursday that China could not ignore the global tribunal ruling that nullified its claims over expansive territories in the South China Sea as it threatens regional security. The fallout from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's very public insults towards President Barack Obama continues. Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei also claim parts of the South China Sea, a vital waterway for global trade, which is also believed to be ...

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Cable vehicle passengers stranded in French Alps rescued

The cable auto crosses between mountain peaks in France and Italy, near the towns of Chamonix, France , and Courmayeur, Italy. At least 50 people are stuck in cable cars above the glaciers in Mont Blanc in the French Alps on Thursday night.

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Corbyn and Smith clash over Brexit, unity and anti-Semitism in BBC hustings

At a press conference Business Insider attended on Monday, Smith handed out mock-up Tory party 2020 election manifestos, which listed a host of hardline Conservative policies Theresa May will be able to implement easily without the challenge of a credible opposition.

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'This Will Be The Last Election If I Don't Win'

He also suggested that the allegation was politically motivated. "I don't know anyone who hasn't", said Clinton. Both candidates believe they have the upper hand, with Clinton contrasting her experience with Trump's unpredictability and the Republican arguing that Americans anxious about their safety will be left with more of the same if they elect Obama's former secretary of state.

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House Passes Bill Allowing 9/11 Families to Sue Saudi Arabia

Currently, a law allows foreign countries to be sued if they are officially considered a state sponsor of terrorism, but Saudi Arabia doesn't have that designation. George Pataki told Newsmax TV Friday people held responsible for the September 11 attacks, even if that includes Saudi Arabia, need to be held responsible.

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Clinton and Trump Neck and Neck in Arizona

National Review columnist Tom Rogan told "Special Report with Bret Baier" Thursday that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should be "disappointed" with their performances during Wednesday's televised national security forum. Putin "has been a leader far more than our president has been leader", even with his controversial annexation of Crimea and his dabbling in the internal affairs of Ukraine, Trump said.

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Turkey denies it has truce with Syrian Kurds despite lull in fighting

Turkey considers the YPG to be an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - a group striving for an independent Kurdish state in Turkey - which Ankara has declared a terrorist organisation. While Turkey has allowed the USA to use its Incirlik airbase to carry out air strikes against ISIL, the YPG has proven to be Washington's most effective ground force in Syria, making gains against the extremist group like no other faction has, with help from American air power, supplies and a small ...

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Trump adviser: Clinton's 'deplorables' worse than '47 percent'

Speaking at a fundraiser on Friday night in New York, Clinton said Trump had given voice to hateful rhetoric through his behaviour as a candidate for the White House. However, it is still short of $140 million raised by his rival Hillary Clinton's campaign in the same month. Some of those were irredeemable, she said, but they did not represent America.


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