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Croatia holds snap vote with no clear winner in sight

A coalition government, formed by Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and its junior partner Most (Bridge of Independent Lists - Most nezavisnih lista) after the last election in November 2015, stepped down in June following a no-confidence vote after which an early election was called.

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DPRK announces success of nuclear warhead test

The Pyongyang's test was aimed to judge the power of a nuclear warhead newly made by the scientists and technicians, said a statement issued by the DPRK Nuclear Weapons Institute and carried by the official news agency KCNA. The DPRK's state-run television reported early Friday that the country had conducted a nuclear warhead explosion test. The source said a nuclear test is highly likely in consideration of the detected site and magnitude.

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United States election: Clinton calls half of Trump supporters 'deplorables'

Right? The racist , sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic - you name it". Republicans instantly cried foul. Those attending the fundraiser on Friday were urged by Mrs Clinton to "stage an intervention" if they had friends considering voting for Mr Trump .

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Most People Back Theresa May's Grammar School Plans

Launching her new policy platform, Mrs May said her Government will create an education system which "caters to the individual needs and abilities of every pupil". But there's no doubting that they once played a hugely important role in securing social mobility; once state schools dominated Oxbridge entrance, because of the grammars, and we're only now catching up.

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France lauds China, US ratification of Paris Agreement

Xi made the remarks while meeting with French President Francois Hollande after a two-day G20 summit in the eastern city of Hangzhou. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin both claimed to have had firm and productive talks about ending the civil war in Syria and focussing their military assets against Isis.

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While some pilgrims flock to Vatican, others celebrate in their own way

As the Pope himself said , it might take a while for people to forget her honorific of "Mother" since she was such a ministering angel to the poorest of the poor, majority residents of Kolkata's most crowded slums. "Today, I pass on this emblematic figure of womanhood and of consecrated life to the whole world of volunteers: may she be your model of holiness!" In 1950 she founded the Missionaries of Charity, which went onto become a global order of nuns priests, brothers and lay co-workers.

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Game of Thrones early winner at Creative Arts Emmys

Poehler and Fey were no shows, so presenter Bob Newhart accepted on their behalf. Newhart was nominated for the third time in four years for his portrayal of Arthur Jeffries, the host of the favorite childhood TV show of Sheldon and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) on " The Big Bang Theory ", which in 2013 brought him the first Emmy of his illustrious career.

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Freedom rallies: Two protesters slain in Indian Kashmir clashes

The defence minister said, "Protests are the Home Ministry's concern". Meanwhile General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Chief of Army Staff, accompanied by Lt. The separatists have extended the shutdown programme till 16 September. The weekly congregations at major Valley mosques including Srinagar's Jamia Masjid could not be held on the ninth Friday because of curfew.

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Trump condemns Clinton's 'deplorables' label on his backers

I aim at what he says and does, and out of the rotting woodwork, people shoot back by targeting the fact that I happen to be Jewish. Republican Donald Trump is condemning Hillary Clinton's remark that half of his supporters could be put in a "basket of deplorables" and dismissing her admission she was wrong, saying the Democrat had committed "the worst mistake of the political season".

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Turkey can't launch military operation in Raqqa on its own

Ankara has been increasingly active in Syria, with the Turkish military launching a ground cross border operation on August 24, something that Turkish authorities are said to have been planning for more than two years. The development also opened the door to establishing what Turkey has long wanted - a safe zone inside the Syrian borders where Syrian refugees could gather and where the Syrian opposition could attempt to set up governance, presumably protected from air strikes launched by the ...

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Bangladesh factory fire leaves 22 dead, police say

Chemicals may have been stored on the Tampaco Foils factory ground floor, which officials say would explain how the fire spread so rapidly. The fire service or the factory management is yet to comment on how the boiler exploded causing the fatal fire.

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Kerry proposes Houthi presence in Yemen unity government

The UN called Thursday for a probe into alleged human rights violations by all sides in Yemen's conflict in which civilians have paid the heaviest price in human lives. Yemen's internationally recognised government, based in Saudi Arabia, has made similar demands but insisted that the Houthis fulfil all those measures before any new government was formed.

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Director James Comey: Critics Of FBI Clinton Investigation 'Full Of Baloney'

Representative Elijah E. Cummings, the top Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the request for another investigation was "just the latest misguided attempt to use taxpayer funds to help the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and to essentially redo what the FBI has already investigated because Republicans disagree with the outcome for political reasons".

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Myanmar's Panglong peace conference kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw

Meanwhile, Mr Ban has also raised concern on the separate issue of the plight of the Rohingya minority. "I urge you all to continue to face up to your responsibilities, particularly to the youth and children of Myanmar, the future of this wonderful country", he said.

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Senate blocks Zika funding for third time

Republicans and Democrats huddled separately in closed meetings in both the Senate and House to see if they could reach a compromise during a 19-day work session this month, before lawmakers break for a recess in the weeks before the November 8 USA election.

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May: No 'Running Commentary' On Brexit Talks

Mr Corbyn told MPs that "free trade dogma" had been pursued "at the expense of the world's most fragile economies and has been realised with destructive consequences for our environment". For now, the work of Britain's new Department for International Trade will likely be largely focused on diplomacy and, crucially, amassing a team of experts after decades of relying on the European Union to negotiate its trade deals.

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Trump ally Roger Stone: I'm proud to be one of the 'deplorables'

Democrats defended Clinton: some said her math was accurate; others said she exaggerated to make an important point; still others said the flap was overblown. Despite the uproar over Clinton's comment (and Trump's claim), the Washington Post reports it's unlikely to actually hurt her. He said of Schlafly, "Phyllis was there for me when it was not at all fashionable".

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Fed's intervention on pipeline project unprecedented

Just moments after a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline on September 10, the tribe and its hundreds of supporters won a huge, albeit temporary victory, when the Obama administration announced that it would not authorize any further construction of the pipeline for now.

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Clinton Regrets Saying 'Half' of Trump Backers 'Deplorables'

Hillary Clinton expressed "regret" for a comment made Friday night in which she said " half of Trump supporters" belong in a "basket of deplorables" - but did not apologize for the larger point she was making. Mrs Clinton, meanwhile, pilloried Mr Trump for having suggested USA military leaders had been "reduced to rubble", accusing him of having "trash-talked American generals".

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Hillary Clinton Slams Trump for Fed Comments: 'Words Have Consequences'

Speaking at a fundraiser on Friday night in New York, Clinton said Trump had given voice to hateful rhetoric through his behavior as a candidate for the White House in the November 8 election. "I did exactly what I should have done and I take it very seriously - always have, always will". He refuses to take responsibility for his support. While most of the Clinton campaign has been devoted to creating negative views of Trump, this new turn focuses on his supporters, which is being ...

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Dhaka café attack suspect killed in police shootout

After the operation, police entered the house and found three bodies inside the house, the police said. Chowdhury, with alleged Islamic State links, was killed in a three-storeyed house in Paikpara Baro Masjid area of Narayanganj. Police had announced Tk 2 million reward earlier this month for information leading to Chowdhury's arrest. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government had said however that the attack was the work of a homegrown Islamist group, insisting global jihadist networks have ...

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British Airways faced technical problem and resulted in many flight delays

British Airways told customers that some flights were cancelled on Monday "due to operational reasons". The airline explained the delays as the result of "some IT issues overnight" on its website . Passengers tweets said that boarding passes are being issued by hand at some locations. Customers took to Twitter to complain they had to wait in lines of up to 90 minutes to check in and drop off bags.

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Facebook Slammed for Censoring Iconic Vietnam War Photo Over Nudity

In a clash between a democratically elected leader and the social media giant over how to patrol the internet, prime minister Erna Solberg said Facebook was editing history by erasing images of the iconic 1972 "Napalm Girl" photograph, which showed children running from a bombed village.

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United Nations delegation in S.Sudan to push for protection force deployment

The new force has a focus on protecting civilians. However, in a public statement while in Juba , the U.S. Representative to the Security Council, Samantha Power, warned the government against rejecting the deployment of the troops, revealing that any noncompliance would result to the Council resorting to a "Plan B".

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Hermine spares much of US East Coast but dampens holiday

Video footages and images of the flooding showed streets drowned in several feet of water in some counties, while at many other places people were seen cleaning up their homes and businesses after the storm subsided. WINDS: Winds won't be almost as strong as yesterday, but gusts to 35mph could still lead to isolated power outages/wind damage. Hermine was forecast to bring up to 2 inches (5 cm) of rain to southern New England on Monday, after having hit land in Florida on Friday, and ...

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UN Body Vows To Punish N Korea For Nuclear Test

Terming the latest nuclear test as "more than brazen defiance", US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said the Council must send a "clear, united and strong message that the global community will never accept a nuclear North Korea". Another is that North Korea will carry through with its threats to use a nuclear weapon, inviting retaliation that would devastate China's neighbor more thoroughly than any regime change.

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'State of lawlessness' declared after Philippines market bomb kills 12

The attack came as Philippine forces were on alert amid an ongoing military offensive against Abu Sayyaf extremists in southern Sulu province, which intensified last week after the militants beheaded a kidnapped villager. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the proclamation order before flying to Laos late Monday afternoon for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.

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Iranians are not Muslims, Saudi's grand mufti says

Iran's supreme leader on Monday said Saudi Arabian authorities "murdered" Muslim pilgrims who were injured during last year's hajj stampede. He referred to Saudi muftis as "impious and haram-eating ... The Saudis are directly or indirectly involved in killing and shedding the blood of innocent people over the past years, he said, adding that they are the ones who supported former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the massacre of hundreds of thousands in Iran and Iraq.

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G20 leaders and delegations enjoy Hangzhou outside the summit

Putin, Obama said , is "less colorful" than another confrontational leader, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who earlier Monday warned Obama against raising his controversial record combating drug crime in an anticipated meeting. "But given the gaps of trust that exist, that is a tough negotiation and we haven't yet closed the gaps in a way where we think it would actually work".

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'What is Aleppo?' asks U.S. Libertarian Party candidate

When it was caught that this could be disputed due to many considering the "de facto" capital of the Islamic State to be Raqqa, it changed the text to a "stronghold" of the Islamic State, as noted by Independent Journal Review's Justin Green.

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Philippines says Indonesia can enter its waters to fight pirates

On the day he was sworn into office, June 30, Duterte urged people living in a Manila slum to kill drug addicts in their community. Duterte said Friday he told President Barack Obama during their encounter in Laos that he never cursed him.

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Trump campaign releases tax returns - for Mike Pence

The tax returns show that the Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, has not topped $200,000 per year during that period of time and the Pence family made ruse of the tax breaks that help upper-middle-class families put their children through college.

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Turkish tanks roll into Syrian border town

Isis has lost control of its last territories on the border with Turkey, monitoring groups say, in a major blow to the group's ability to receive foreign fighters from the rest of the world. During the meeting, the parties discussed the Syrian crisis, the situation in Syria's Manbij and Jarablus, as well as fighting the "Islamic State" (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group.

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Sushma Swaraj helps Pakistani Hindu girl get admission into school

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met with Madhu, a Pakistani girl struggling for admission in school in Delhi, at her residence. She assured the 16-year-old of admission in school. Being a Hindu, she was not allowed to use a glass to drink water and was only allowed to use her hands for the objective. Then they asked for a transfer certificate, but we had left the same in Pakistan.

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Depth Comparison Of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Jet Black iPhone 7 models ship in two to three weeks, while Black iPhone 7 models ship in one to two weeks. Another option , of course, is to use the wireless AirPods. Is that also true of what they don't want? Sprint , in particular, last year launched its iPhone Forever program, which gives people who lease an iPhone from Sprint the right to trade in for a new one every year.


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