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Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields Crowned Miss America 2017

Many wait all year for the moment when a new Miss America is crowned. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions produced the " 2017 Miss America Competition ". At just 21-years-old, Savvy Shields looks like the typical Miss America - but she doesn't necessarily act the same. New York's Camille Sims is second runner-up in this year's Miss America pageant.

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Karnataka Releases Water for Tamil Nadu Following Strong Backlash

Though the Tribunal order states that from June 2016 to September 2016 ( September 5, 2016) Tamil Nadu should get 100.670 tmcft of water, so far flow realised at Billigundlu was just 35.91 tmcft, a shortage of 64.75 tmcft, Tamil Nadu claimed.

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West Point mourns football player killed in car crash at 20

Tragedy struck the Army football program on Sunday morning. A Queens-born West Point cadet and football player was killed in a vehicle crash on Sunday, according to the military academy. "His classmates, instructors, coaches and friends at West Point remember him best for his warm smile, sense of humor and love of competition", he added.

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Clashes persist in build-up to Syrian cease-fire

A representative of a Free Syrian Army (FSA) group called Fastaqim Union tells CNN the group sent a message to the United States expressing several "reservations" over the deal, which is to coincide with the start of the Eid al-Adha festival.

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OPEC Now Sees Non-OPEC Output Up, Reversing Prior View

Noureddine Bouterfa was speaking after meeting his Saudi counterpart Khalid al-Falih and OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo in Paris late on Friday. But based on his previous announcements, as soon as we can come back to the previous production (levels) before sanctions, we can think about that and discuss.

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Hillary Clinton's health re-emerges as issue in 2016 campaign

Meanwhile, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll which also released on Sunday said Clinton and Trump are deadlocked in four battleground states - Arizona , Georgia, Nevada and New Hampshire. "I think they are going to be good, I feel great, but when the numbers come in, I'll be releasing very specific numbers", Trump said. At one point, Trump was seen reaching over and shaking Cuomo's hand but seeming to ignore Bloomberg, who gave a scathing speech denouncing the real estate ...

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Ahead of truce, Assad vows to retake Syria from 'terrorists'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad performed the holiday prayers in a war-torn town near the capital Damascus on Monday, state news agency SANA reported. Rebel factions in Syria are prepared to honor the U.S. -Russian-brokered cease-fire while communicating deep reservations about its terms, according to a leader in the powerful Ahrar al-Sham militia.

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Donald Trump Wishes Hillary Clinton a Speedy Recovery

Hillary Clinton viciously demonizing hard-working people like you, ' says the ad's narrator. "They are concerned and loving citizens", he said at one point. Last week, Clinton had an extensive coughing fit during a Labor Day rally in Cleveland, making it hard for her to speak for about two minutes. But as you probably know, while the popular vote is a big deal and a predictor of whether a presidential candidate will enjoy a large mandate, a sort of mandate, or no mandate at all, it ...

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Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia, recovering well: Doctor

According to The New York Times , video taken at the event appears to show Clinton, 68, having trouble maintaining her balance as two Secret Service agents helped lift her into a van. In a letter released by her doctor in July, Mrs Clinton was described as being in "excellent health" and "fit to serve" in the White House. That statement covers her ongoing medical issues, such as hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies, and her previous issues including a stomach virus and concussion.

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Congress says it backs Karnataka's decision to release Cauvery water

In its interim order on Tamil Nadu's plea seeking 50.52 tmc feet of Cauvery water from Karnataka to save 40,000 acres of samba crops, the court had asked the upper riparian state to release 15,000 cusecs daily for the next 10 days to its neighbour.

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Owen Smith: I won't oppose second Scottish indyref

Only 5% of pro-Corbyn voters said the "traingate" affair led them to hold a more negative view of him. Owen Smith has said he would not block a second Scottish independence referendum, in a move that will cause some consternation in the Scottish Labour Party.

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Trump ad hits Clinton over 'deplorables' remark

Clinton had earlier divided Trump's supporters into "two big baskets", what she called "the deplorables ", in an interview with Channel 2 News Israel that aired on Thursday. Asked whether she was concerned that such questions about her health would affect the election, as the polls have tightened, Hillary Clinton told reporters on her campaign plane last week: "I'm not concerned about the conspiracy theories".

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New Zealand first on per capita medals table

Lauren Rowles and Laurence Whiteley won the double sculls and the mixed coxed four team of Pamela Relph, James Fox, Daniel Brown and Grace Clough, plus cox Oliver James, were victorious too. Paralympic cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth has said he hopes to inspire people to "follow their dreams" after becoming the first British serviceman or woman injured in Iraq or Afghanistan to win Paralympic gold.

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US and Japan Back Up Allies at ASEAN Summit

In a statement released later on Wednesday by China's Foreign Ministry, Mr Li was paraphrased as saying China was willing to work with Asean countries in "dispelling interference. China claims virtually the entire sea as its own, citing historical reasons. The remarks are widely known to be directed at the USA, which has sent its ships close to China's reclaimed islands in what it calls freedom of navigation operations.

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Relatives of MH370 victims want more possible debris studied

The flight is thought to have crashed into the southern Indian ocean after veering off course. Blaine Gibson, a U.S. citizen, travelled to take his new finds to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in person, after officials failed to pick them up in Madagascar.

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump escalate fight over national security

Clinton said it was "beyond one's imagination to have a candidate for president praising a Russian autocrat like Vladimir Putin". Trump has often expressed admiration for Putin's leadership, describing him as strong and resolute in contrast to Obama, whom he has painted as a weak and ineffective leader.

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Experts Weigh In: What Would a Trump-Putin Bond Look Like?

The billionaire businessman claimed U.S. generals had been hindered by the policies of Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton, who served as Mr Obama's first secretary of state. Clinton's comments on Trump were in response to a question asking whether, if elected, she will use the phrase "war on radical Islam", unlike the Obama administration.

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Patanjali bullish on international markets, to launch swadeshi jeans

Baba Ramdev wants to counter the success of MNCs in Indian market. Ramdev said that they will make men's and women's wear, not just traditional Indian clothing but also modern wear like jeans for example. Profits earned would be used in those countries for development, and won't be ploughed back to India", said Ramdev. Patanjali, Ramdev said, is set to go global with plans to set up units overseas.

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Syria truce to start after a weekend of air strikes

Kerry said such an arrangement would proceed if the cease-fire and humanitarian access hold for seven days. "We want to cancel out any possibility of internal confrontation by clearly stating that we do not agree or endorse the idea of targeting Fateh al-Sham because the other side does have other groups that fit the designation criteria, but they are acting freely and with coverage inside Syria".

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Clinton Felt 'Overheated,' Left Early From Sept. 11 Commemoration

The appearance is dubbed a "neighborhood event". Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement that the former secretary of state attended the morning ceremony for 90 minutes "to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen".

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Saudi air defense shoots down missile fired from Yemen

The planes conducted a second raid when residents of the village rushed to the scene, killing at least 11 more and wounding 20. A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, General Ahmed al-Asseri, said " all operations in the area were targeting Houthi positions and members ".

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Violence in southern India as top court orders water sharing

A case has been registered against the youths who thrashed the Tamil Nadu engineering student Santosh for posting derogatory remarks against Kannada actors taking part in Cauvery water dispute, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said in a tweet.

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Clive Palmer pushes media heading into court over Queensland Nickel collapse

Palmer said he had asked Queensland Nickel's then chief financial officer in June 2015 if his own cash was needed to cover debts worth $13m but was assured creditors had agreed to late payments. The former MP also told the court he became unwilling to put his own money into Queensland Nickel after an October meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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Donald Trump eulogizes conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly

Trump spoke for about five minutes before the funeral mass at the Cathedral Basilica. Schlafly, if you were born mercifully too late to have experienced her shenanigans first-hand, was a fiery opponent of all kinds of progressive rights-she thought abortion should remain illegal, she abhorred gay marriage, she believed women had no place in the military, and she opposed limits on nuclear testing.

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Cauvery stir; sporadic violence flares up in Bluru, some

Miscreants also pelted stones at bus stations from where buses leave for Tamil Nadu . Before the 2007 order, Tamil Nadu had asked for 562 tmcft - roughly three-fourths of the water available in the Cauvery basin - and Karnataka had asked for 465 tmcft - around two-thirds of the available water.

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Putin, Erdogan Agree to Continue Coordination on Syria Ceasefire

Turkey launched an unprecedented operation inside Syria on August 24, sending tanks and special troops to back Syrian opposition rebels in a bid to remove IS jihadists from the entire border area. Late on September 6, three more Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in an ISIL attack on two tanks near the town of al-Rai in northern Syria.

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China Lauds Russian President Vladimir Putin's Stance on Row

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit wrapped up on Thursday in Vientiane , Laos, with the ongoing political tensions in the South China Sea and Barack Obama dominating the summit's discussion. The leader when speaking at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit said the US wants to work constructively with Southeast Asian nations to lower tensions with China in the South China Sea .

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Turkey ousts 28 elected officials suspected of militant ties

Ankara-President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to defeat terrorism in his Eid al-Adha message on Sunday. Erdogan said the "PKK has no chance of resistance against the power of our state", despite an upsurge in violence that has seen hundreds of members of the security forces killed since a ceasefire ruptured in 2015.

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Putin expresses condolences over Karimov's death

Islam Karimov , a ruthless autocrat who ruled Uzbekistan for nearly three decades, died Friday in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent . The historic centre of Samarkand - which houses the mausoleum of brutal 14th century warlord Tamerlane - was in lockdown with police cordoning off most of the area and stopping ordinary citizens and cars from entering.

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Turkey Destroys Daesh Terrorist Strongholds Along Border

Some 5,000 USA and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have crossed into northern Syria from Turkey to participate in the so-called Euphrates Shield operation, according to local journalist Adnan al-Hussein, who is embedded with the groups. Turkey also says the YPG is a sister organisation of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) with whom a two-year ceasefire collapsed last year.

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Obama Calls for Trump's "Wacky Ideas" to be Challenged

The president made global headlines with his controversial comment on US President Barack Obama, which prompted Washington's cancellation of a bilateral between the two world leaders. "When he got back to the meeting for the closing rites, Obama had already left", he told reporters in Vientiane . "You actually have to know what you are talking about and you actually have to have done your homework", Obama said Thursday.

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Heavy rainfall expected across Florida

Hermine was forecast to make landfall Thursday night or Friday morning along the northwest coast of Florida. It was generating a lot of storms, but overall still appeared disorganized and the center was hard to locate. Isolated areas could get up to 15 inches. Two are tropical depressions near the East and Gulf Coasts, while the third is a major hurricane approaching Hawaii.

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South Sudan faces 'unprecedented' level of hunger, UN says

Machar, who was vice-president again, fled the capital Juba in July after fighting with forces loyal to Kiir, which left hundreds dead. South Sudanese government forces have acquired two jet fighters and truckloads of small arms ammunition and were seeking to manufacture bullets, while opposition troops have not received any significant arms shipments, United Nations sanctions monitors said in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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Pneumonia forces Hillary Clinton to leave 9/11 ceremony

Clinton's supporters have dismissed questions about her health by pointing to her globe-trotting schedule as secretary of state and lengthy appearance before Congress investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack , in which she sat for 11 hours.

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Syrian cease-fire goes into effect

In a gesture loaded with symbolism, state television showed Assad visiting Daraya, a Damascus suburb long held by rebels but recaptured last month after fighters there surrendered in the face of a crushing siege. The ceasefire agreement, which state news agency SANA said the Syrian government has signed onto, would last for 48 hours before being extended. He said "a long list" of difficulties had confronted USA and Russian officials trying to hammer out the deal, but an agreement was ...


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