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'Unhappy' Merkel Admits Migration Policy Led To Defeat

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel's Social Democrats won Sunday's election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where Merkel has her parliamentary constituency. The CDU won 19 percent, down from 23 percent in 2011, and its worst result ever in the state, ARD TV said. With her defense of open borders under attack, Merkel made it clear that she isn't budging.

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Congress Opens Doors for Families of 9/11 Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia threatened economic retaliation if the US passed this bill and the Obama Administration pressured both parties not to proceed with the bill, even though families and victims from 9/11 voiced their approval for the legislation.

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North Korea says nukes are defence against US 'blackmail'

Pyongyang has also carried out a string of ballistic missile tests this year in defiance of United Nations sanctions, which have all been condemned by the Security Council. One senior member of the Self-Defense Forces said that North Korea has "escalated its provocative actions greatly". The explosive yield of Friday's test, a magnitude 5.3 seismic event, was estimated at 10 kilotons.

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Clinton, Trump appear in first television forum, talk Iraq

Trump , a billionaire real-estate developer, said Putin has an "82 percent approval rating" in polls of Russians but the candidate didn't elaborate. "Is the plan you've been hiding this whole time asking someone else for their plan?" The GOP nominee faced questions about his own preparedness to lead the military, and for assertions he's made in the past that he "know [s] more about ISIS than the generals do".

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More Pallets of Cash Sent to Iran!

Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would bar such payments to Iran in the future and seeks to reclaim the $1.7 billion for victims of Iranian-backed terrorism. "Not surprisingly, Iran has since taken several more Americans hostage and continues to fund terrorist groups that threaten US interests and destabilize the Middle East".

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Ghani off to Uzbekistan to attend funeral ceremony of Islam Karimov

Russian news agency Interfax said Mr. Karimov was buried in the same cemetery as his parents. Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili on Friday expressed condolences over the death of Uzbek President in a statement on the presidential website.

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Over 80 Sickened in Aleppo After Warplanes Allegedly Drop Chlorine Bombs

The report said 10 of the patients are in critical care, including a pregnant woman. The Civil Defence accused the government of two other suspected chlorine gas attacks in August. At the time, Assad fended off a threatened United States bombing campaign only by agreeing to give up his arsenal of chemical weapons, later destroyed by the OPCW.

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Turkey claims strikes on Syria 'terror groups'

On Saturday, one Turkish soldier was said to have been killed by Kurdish group attack near Jarablus. It wasn't possible to independently verify the Syrian casualty figures or the identities of those killed. And, a spokesman for a Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army group called the Sultan Murad Brigade said its fighters have seized a series of villages to the west of Jarablus.

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Saudi Mufti: Iran leaders not Muslim, Iran decries Saudi "extremism"

Saudi authorities have not released any findings of their investigation into the hajj disaster. While Iran as a sovereign country can make diplomatic errors, Saudi Arabia as the custodian of Kabaa cannot and must not reply in the like. On Monday, Khamenei raised the stakes in the dispute over hajj by saying Saudi officials had "murdered" hajj pilgrims who were injured in the stampede.

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Washington 'Does Not Plan to Give Turkey Full Control' Over Raqqa Operation

The initiative, he added, came from the United States. According to AFAD, there are three million Syrian refugees in Turkey. Kurdish militias The advance robbed Islamic State of its last access to the Turkish border, a key supply route, and it bolstered other Turkish goals.

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9/11 services in New York City, DC, Pennsylvania

And yet I thought, can all of this be destroyed, too? Less than a month earlier, there had been a paraglider whose parachute got snagged on the torch of the Statue of Liberty. Trump said the cheering by Muslims was "well-covered at the time", but reporters and local and city authorities found no evidence of it. In August 2006, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey began heavy construction on the memorial and museum.

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Independent candidate: Trump may have been 'blackmailed' by Putin

Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has said that Trump's pro-Putin rhetoric reflects an "irrational hostility" toward Obama. None of that has kept Donald Trump from praising Putin and welcoming Putin's praise for him. Pence called it "inarguable" that Putin is a stronger leader than the United States president. Trump, also spoke of U.S. policy in Iraq Friday. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan - the top elected Republican official who has frequently broken with Trump - again ...

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AKS - Talgo completes final run in less than 12 hours

It reached at Mumbai station at 2.34 am within 12 hours in its final trial, as per ANI reports. The final trial run of Delhi-Mumbai Talgo train, that was done on Saturday, was completed in less than 12 hours. The Talgo train can hit up to 200 kms per hour. The first trial was conducted on the Bareilly-Moradabad rail route on May 29. The train consists of nine coaches including two executive class cars, four chair cars, a cafeteria, a power vehicle and a tail-end coach for staff and ...

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Clinton's 'deplorables' comment shows disdain for working people, Trump camp says

Donald Trump tweeted about it Saturday morning. "Clinton earned a firestorm of criticism after she slammed Trump voters at a fundraiser late Friday in NY, saying, "To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables".

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Clinton: Half of Trump supporters a basket of deplorables

This time, however, it was Republicans who thought their opponent had wandered into political damaging territory. She reiterated that point in her statement Saturday, saying many of Trump's supporters are "hard-working Americans" who feel marginalised.

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At least 45 killed in Syria after US-Russia agreement

A day of intense airstrikes Saturday on and around the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 45 people, according to opposition activists. The truce, agreed after a day of marathon talks in Geneva between Mr Lavrov and his U.S. Later, the truce collapsed under pressure from localized fighting and a failed UN-backed political process to end the violence. Previous peace efforts have crumbled within weeks, with the United States accusing Mr Assad's forces of attacking opposition groups ...

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2 killed, 25 injured in Kashmir protests

With this, the death toll rose to 77 in the ongoing turmoil that has rocked the Kashmir Valley since the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Scores of people were injured in clashes in which several youths were shifted to hospital for advance treatment. After the fresh killings, authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in parts of South Kashmir to prevent people from taking to roads and staging demonstrations.

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There Hasn't Been a Single Case of Zika From the Olympics

The Malaysian health ministry on Saturday said it has detected the first case of a locally transmitted Zika infection in a 61-year-old man in the state of Sabah. Since reporting its first Zika infection, Malaysia has increased insecticide spraying to kill mosquitoes. In adults, Zika infections have also been linked to a rare neurological syndrome known as Guillain-Barre, as well as other neurological disorders.

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Cool Pope Francis Hosts Pizza Party for the Homeless

I believe Mother loved the people here more. Following the Mass, Gomez blessed and opened a chapel dedicated to Mother Teresa , where photographs and stories of her visits to Los Angeles will be displayed, as well as the relic, pieces of her hair in the form of a cross, for public veneration.

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Netflix's Amanda Knox doc asks: Do you believe her?

One is titled "Suspect Her", the other "Believe Her". In one of the most high-profile murder cases of the last decade, Knox, an American, and a student at the time, and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted for the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy.

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Turkish shelling kills six Syrian Kurd fighters

Turkey and the rebels also clashed for several days with Kurdish-led forces, who have been the main USA ally inside Syria in the war against Daesh. Turkey sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is waging an insurgency on Turkish soil, seeking autonomy for Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast region.

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Duterte, 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Unlike the Philippines, Indonesian law provides for the use of the death penalty against convicted drug traffickers. But Duterte dismissed it and said that America has nothing to do with it. Duterte also discussed the issue of terrorism and violent extremism. We will seek ways to intensify cooperation and the campaign against this menace.

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Factory Fire In Bangladesh Kills At Least 21

In 2012, 112 factory workers died in a fire outside of Dhaka and a year ago, 13 workers suffered the same fate in a plastic factory fire. "At night the fire spread to other floors where huge amounts of chemicals and other flammable items were stored for use in packaging", Bhoumik told Reuters from the site by phone.

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She added that every Republican in office should be asked if they agree with the real estate mogul on his views of Putin and his comments about USA generals, who Trump said have been "reduced to rubble" under the Obama administration.

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China relations not a 'zero sum game': Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar

U.S. has urged India and Pakistan to hold dialogue to de-escalate tensions. "And it's in Pakistan's interest, it's in Afghanistan's interest to go after these terrorist groups, to root them out, and to destroy them", Toner said. The Foreign Office on Monday accused India of financing terrorism in Pakistan, saying that "open evidence is available on India's involvement in subversive activities".

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Paris attack women guided by IS

The prosecutor said Sara H. and another woman, Ines M., attacked police before they were arrested , stabbing one in the shoulder with a kitchen knife. The three women were believed to be planning other imminent and violent attacks, he said. The first couple were arrested on a motorway in southern France and are known to the security services for links to radical Islamists.

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Soldier, four militants killed in Rajanpur gunfight

A number of terrorists have been apprehended along with arms and ammunition, the spokesman said. Meanwhile, the Peshawar Police claimed to have foiled a major terror bid and recovered a huge cache of weapons hidden in a vehicle. Some people living close to the area claimed that the security forces were using helicopter gunships to evict the militants from their mountainous hideouts.

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Even Putin isn't a fan of USA presidential candidates' tactics

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who briefed reporters on the results of the talks, said he detected a new willingness from the Japanese government to find common ground. Clinton has said that the Russian intelligence services were behind the cyber attack against the Democratic Party. Clinton's campaign manager, Robert Mook, has suggested that Trump may be a "puppet" for the Kremlin.

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Islamic State gas canister plot spurred by group of women

Another official said one of the women pulled a knife and stabbed a police officer during the arrest. The other was Adel Kermiche, who slit the throat of the Rev. He is said to have suffered "a light shoulder wound", while his alleged attacker was shot repeatedly before being evacuated to hospital, where her condition was said to be stable.

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California Takes An Unprecedented Stand Against Climate Change

Otherwise, he said , the state would have to rely on more drastic policies to reach its emissions goals. The new measures will increase California's efforts to curb climate change and limit pollution. At a ceremony at Vista Hermosa Natural Park just west of downtown Los Angeles, Brown signed two bills - SB 32 by Sen. Pavley said SB 32 will trigger more jobs in clean energy sector, demonstrating that the state can combat climate change while also spurring economic growth.

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Obama vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea after missile launch

The North's KCNA news agency on Tuesday said leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw Monday's missile firing which he "appreciated as perfect ". Strongly condemning North Korea's latest missile launches, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) urged all its member states to "redouble their efforts" towards complete implementation of sanctions imposed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK ).

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Killed, 50 Injured in Bangladesh Factory Explosion

The morning explosion of a boiler killed at least 24 workers and injured scores others at the factory. About 100 people were inside the food and cigarette packaging unit when the explosion occurred and the fire spread quickly because of flammable chemicals stored in the building.

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Teo upbeat on Duterte-Obama meeting

On a visit to the Indonesian capital on Friday, Duterte told a group of Filipinos that the slur was not directed at the US president and that he had told him so. "In our relations with the world, the Philippines will pursue an independent foreign policy". He declined to say whether Mr Duterte apologised to him in the brief meeting.

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Duterte declares 'state of national emergency'

President Rodrigo Duterte signed a proclamation declaring a " State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence " just before flying to Laos for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. The mayor also asked her constituents to unite against terrorists and pray for the blast victims. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said the basis of the proclamation was terrorism, citing the escape of prisoners, the beheadings of hostages and the Davao City night market blast on ...

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Zika virus cases in Singapore reaches up to 215

These are people who reside in as-yet unaffected parts of the world with the right climate and abundant mosquitoes for the virus to settle, spread and propagate an epidemic such as the one in the Americas and the Caribbean. "Over time, we expect Zika cases to emerge in more areas given the presence of the Aedes mosquitoes here", the ministry said. But researchers studying Zika and expert agencies like the World Health Organization insisted the fears were unfounded.


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