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Hezbollah backs Syrian cease-fire

Geneva - The United States and Russian Federation reached a deal on a new Syrian ceasefire Friday, which, if it holds, could see the first joint military effort by the two powers against militants. Basma Kodmani, of the High Negotiations Committee, told the AP that Russian Federation should pressure Assad's government to abide by the agreement reached early Saturday.

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Japan PM urges Vladimir Putin to resolve island dispute

The dispute between the two countries began after Moscow's seizure of Hokkaido territory, which Japan calls it as its Northern Territories, while for Russian Federation it is known as Southern Kurils. Abe also discussed the current situation in the eight areas of economic cooperation Japan has presented, including energy and development in Russia's Far Eastern region.

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Turkey replaces 28 elected officials with appointees

In an airstrike Saturday, at least five terrorists were "neutralized" in Hakkari province's Yuksekova-Daglica rural area, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement. Gulen denies any involvement. The mayors of four other municipalities, three from the ruling AK Party and one from the nationalist MHP opposition, were also removed on Sunday over alleged links to Gulen.

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Bournemouth's grammar schools aren't helping poor children - and they must, says MP

She also set out a series of measures meant to ensure that new and expanded grammars make places available to children from disadvantaged backgrounds and help improve standards in non-selective schools. "However as a county with grammar schools , we would ask that the government focus on a fair funding formula for schools as a priority, so pupils with the same needs are funded in the same way across the country".

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China, Russia to hold Navy drill in South China Sea

The exercise will be the first major drill of its kind involving China and a second country in the South China Sea since an worldwide tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration released its decision on Beijing's maritime claims in a case filed by the Philippines.

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90 killed, including 28 children, after ceasefire plan in Syria

The Russian and USA governments contend this will go beyond several previous truces between the Syrian government and armed opposition. The group vowed to repel any attack its members are subjected to during the truce. Russian Federation should pressure President Assad's government to abide by the agreement, she added. It aims to enforce a cessation of hostilities and increased aid access to desperate civilians, and lays the groundwork for joint US-Russia military action against ...

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Turkey says clears Islamic State, Kurdish force from part of northern Syria

According to Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis, IS now retains control of only about 25 kilometers (15 miles) of border with Turkey along an area to the east of the small Syrian town of Al-Rai. However, Turkey's minister of European Union affairs, Omer Celik, on Wednesday dismissed those reports, while the spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said such a deal was "out of the question", insisting the Kurdish Syrian militiamen will remain a target for Turkey until they ...

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The Hajj Pilgrimage and Its Significance in Islam

Iran had wanted to join the investigation into the disaster, but Saudi Arabia considered it an internal matter and refused Iran access. On September 5, Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the Muslim world should challenge Saudi management of Islam's two holiest sites in Makkah and Madina.

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Leader on Saudi Rulers: Accursed Tree Doesn't Deserve to Manage Holy Sites

Grand Mufti Abdulaziz Al Sheikh described the angry remarks from Iran's leader as " not surprising ". A bitter war of words between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensified Wednesday ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage from which Iranians have been excluded for the first time in decades.

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Kevin de Bruyne 'proud' of win over rivals Manchester United

It was an important game not just for the players but also for managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, who have a long-time rivalry. Arsenal were lucky to escape with three points from a home clash with Southampton as Santi Cazorla held his nerve to score a 94th-minute penalty in a 2-1 win, while a breathless attacking display from Liverpool helped them to a 4-1 victory over champions Leicester City.

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Beijing sets the pace on South China Sea

On Wednesday, the Philippines' defense ministry presented images that showed Chinese coast guard ships vessels nearby disputed shoal in the South China Sea . It is only natural, however, for Japan, one of the countries most dependent on overseas trade, to be alarmed by China's apparent desire to achieve hegemony in the South China Sea , home to vital trade routes.

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How Dakota Access Pipeline Affects The Northwest

US District Judge James Boasberg nevertheless sided with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the pipeline's developer Energy Transfer Partners, saying the tribe "has not shown it will suffer injury" if construction is allowed to proceed. According to Mother Jones, members from over Native American 100 tribes have been camping together near the disputed build sites, which, the Standing Rock tribe says, are sacred tribal burial grounds.

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Loved ones gather for 9/11 anniversary ceremony

Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. But a Facebook algorithm used to determine trending stories posted a September 11th attacks hoax article two days ago that essentially tells you and me that we did not witness what we witnessed, The Washington Post reports.

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Bridgewater to have knee surgery Thursday

When running the same simulation with Sam Bradford quarterbacking the Vikings, the results are only slightly better. In the blink of an eye, Hill has gone from the Vikings starting quarterback to competing with Bradford for the starting job Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, but he says he is OK with that.

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Scots against independence and another vote, poll reveals

The Scottish Government has already set up a new business information service to provide advice and support for firms anxious about Brexit while a post-referendum business network is being set up with the Scotland Office, Scottish Trades Union Congress and business organisations to help shape future policy and support.

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North Korea Calls Sanctions Push After Nuclear Test 'Laughable'

Combine that with everything scientists have learned from the four previous tests and North Korea may now have nuclear weapons capable of attacking its Asian neighbors, said nuclear expert Whang Joo-ho of Kyung Hee University in South Korea.

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North Korea Nuke Test Puts Obama Under Fire

President Barack Obama on Friday, Kim said "President Obama made it clear that the U.S. will take actions to protect South Korea from North Korea's provocations by deploying every possible means such as the nuclear umbrella and conventional weapons, based on the Mutual Defense Treaty".

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Clinton slams Trump's comments on U.S. generals, praise for Putin

Putin has leveraged his popularity into good relations with Hungary's autocratic and nationalist president Viktor Orban and Russian Federation also is building its brand by cultivating far-right parties elsewhere in Europe. Apart from consulting with top generals, Trump remained vague on how he would defeat IS. "You have a fan", he said. But she said it meant she was in "the best possible position" to ensure it never happened again.

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Backlash After Hillary Calls Half Of Trump Supporters Bigots

Hillary Clinton said Saturday she regretted saying that half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables " - a remark the billionaire Republican slammed as her "worst mistake of the political season". Clinton had made similar comments against Trump's supporters in an interview on Thursday with an Israeli television station. " Hillary Clinton just had her 47% moment", Trump tweeted.

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United States envoy says North Korea could face unilateral sanctions

South Korea said the nuclear threat from its wayward neighbour is growing fast and called for tough new sanctions from the United Nations Security Council to force it to change tack. Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Washington-based Arms Control Association, provided a similar assessment, saying that North Korea is either at or very close to the point where they can arm short-range ballistic missiles with a nuclear warhead.

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Mother of baby Chance Walsh dies in jail

She was pronounced dead at a hospital. Bury and the baby's father, Joseph Walsh, were arrested in November in SC. Baby Chance was reported missing in September 2015 when his grandmother told Sarasota County Sheriff's Office that she hadn't seen him in nearly a month.

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Should the government create more grammar schools?

May's speech, her first set of announcements on domestic policy since she became prime minister in July, sparked controversy over grammar schools, which select children at the age of 10 or 11 on the basis of tests. These could include taking a quota of pupils from poorer backgrounds, opening up a non-selective school to run alongside it, there being enough demand for places and pupils only being accepted if they pass an entrance exam.

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Fresh clashes in south Kashmir, dozens injured

He said there was no curfew anywhere else in the Valley. A policeman was killed on Sunday in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said. Although the Eid-ul-Zuha festival falls on Tuesday, there was no traditional hustle and bustle in the Valley. Twenty injured persons have been referred to various hospitals in the city, the official said.

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Utes hold off BYU as Cougars fall short on 2-point conversion

What he said to the official, I don't know, but the passion and belief in his players is unmatched. The Holy War is such an intense rivalry that the two schools can't even agree on how many games they have officially played. The main recipient of those passes was Maryland graduate transfer Amba Etta-Tawo, who caught 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. Gaining yards on the ground ended up being a much different story.

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Uzbekistan set to bury late strongman Karimov

With no obvious successor, Karimov's death has triggered an outpouring of grief, mixed with uncertainty about the future. Earlier in the day, similar scenes were seen in Tashkent , where thousands lined up along the city's main thoroughfare as a cortege carried Karimov's casket to the airport.

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Shocker as ITT Technical Institute shuts down all locations

About 45,000 students were enrolled in ITT programs in 2015. "I kind of feel lost", said ITT student, Shawn Miller. About 200 ITT employees will help students obtain grade transcripts and apply to other schools, and the chain said it is seeking agreements with other schools that would help students transfer class credits.

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Marking 15 Years Since 9/11, Ceremony Keeps Personal Focus

Others who lost their lives that day were the heroes who responded to the scenes in NY and Washington, the fearless firefighters, police officers and port authority officers who raced into the burning buildings as survivors clamored to get to safety, only to lose their lives when the towers collapsed.

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Clinton regrets saying half of Trump supporters are 'deplorables'

Who will she target next? So when she makes a mistake - particularly a highly public one, as she did Friday night - it's magnified. The U.S. presidential race is getting more detailed as two candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, start drilling down into policy specifics, giving Americans a break from the two bashing each other.

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Putin denies Russian Federation behind DNC hack

While Putin denied rumors that he was responsible for the DNC hack, he still thinks that whoever did it was doing a public favor. Those revelations led to the resignation of DNC party chair Rep. He said that even if Russian Federation wanted to influence the US election, Moscow's experts aren't knowledgable enough to do so. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov failed to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation ...

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Clinton Says She Regrets 'Grossly Generalistic' Statement About Tru..

He said if Iran's "little boats" circle "our attractive destroyers" when he's president, "They will be shot out of the water". She even called Trump unpatriotic for this remark about Russian leader Vladimir Putin . "And she wouldn't be prosecuted". It's clear, though, that some supporters have taken Trump's comments to heart. "They have been reduced to a point that's embarrassing for our country", Trump said at NBC's "Commander-in-Chief" forum in NY attended by military veterans.

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Putin 'far more' of a leader than Obama

Obama is in Laos for a summit with South East Asia leaders and his final trip to east Asia. "You actually have to know what you are talking about and you actually have to have done your homework". Republican Donald Trump leveled unusually harsh criticism against the USA military during a national security forum on NBC Wednesday night. "Change interview style for trump ", wrote Tim Miller, a former spokesperson for Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Jon Huntsman.

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Russian Federation launches its own Paralympic Games

The XV Paralympic Games in Rio opened at the Maracana Stadium with a carnival atmosphere on Wednesday. The state court in Bonn, where the International Paralympic Committee is based, on Tuesday rejected the athletes' bid for an injunction forcing the IPC to allow them to compete.

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Turkish soldiers martyred fighting Daesh in Syria

Turkey can set up a camp in the Syrian territories liberated from the "Islamic State" (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorists and resettle Syrian refugees there after creation of a safe zone, the Turkish Office for Prevention and Elimination of Consequences of Emergency (AFAD) told Trend on September 9.

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15 die in packaging factory explosion in Bangladesh

The minister said his office will provide the deceased families with the compensation and ensure medical care for those who suffer injuries. Flames could still be seen at the factory of "Tampaco Foils" on Sunday, 24 hours after the fire started from a boiler explosion early on Saturday.

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Montana Murder Victim Called Family From Inside Car Boot

Rita Maze , left, and her daughter in a family photo. The coroner's office didn't say what type of gun killed Maze. While Rita Maze was on the phone with her husband, Rochelle Maze called the police officer who had taken the missing person report.


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