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Hope for Syrians living under siege as truce holds

Insurgents operating in the Hama area included jihadists and nationalist rebels fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner. Turkey launched an incursion into northern Syria in late August, driving IS away from the border and also seeking to counter the advance of US -backed Kurdish forces, which Ankara views with suspicion.

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President Obama Hosts Philadelphia Rally for Hillary Clinton

In her stead, Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, was set to step in for his wife at a fundraiser in California and a campaign stop in Nevada. "The president is determined over the course of the next eight weeks or so here to make a forceful case in support of her campaign", Mr. "I'm not running this time, but I sure do get frustrated with the way this campaign is covered".

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Cease-fire holds in Syria - for now - as calm prevails

Turkey had said it aimed, with the United Nations, to send trucks of food, children's clothes and toys to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after the truce took effect late on Monday. During a public appearance on Monday in which he made Eid prayers at a mosque in the recently captured Damascene suburb of Daraya, Assad told reporters that "the Syrian state is determined to recover every area from the terrorists".

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Bombers launch from Guam to display air power after North Korea threat

A senior official said that the South Korean military will launch massive strikes that can "remove Pyongyang from map" if there is a sign of an impending nuclear hit from the North. South Korea does not have nuclear weapons and relies on the United States "nuclear umbrella" as a deterrent to North Korea. Continued tests will allow the North to improve its technology, such as for creating smaller nuclear warheads, further threatening Northeast Asia.

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With Clinton out sick, Trump focuses on her 'deplorables' comment, not pneumonia

The Republican nominee is departing with decades of tradition by not releasing his tax returns, which could provide key details about his investments and financial interests. "People are vying for the highest office in the land", the in governor said. The American people deserve to know what he is up to and what he is hiding.

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Clinton's health scare revives concerns about her physical fitness to be president

She told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" that despite doctor's orders to rest for five days, she thought she could "just keep going forward and power through it and that didn't work out so well". She wrote: "I'm feeling fine and getting better". The questions about her health were compounded by the almost eight hours of silence from Clinton and her team about the health scare, as well as the Sunday evening disclosure she had been diagnosed on Friday with pneumonia.

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Fighting continues right up to deadline for Syria ceasefire

The ceasefire , brokered by the United States and Russian Federation, is supported by countries that back Assad and his opponents, and marks the second attempt this year to halt a war that has frustrated all peace efforts since fighting began more than five years ago.

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Lieutenant Gov. Urging NCAA to Consider Va. for Championship Matches

In a statement released Monday , the NCAA stated that the decision by its board of governors was "because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections". However, that event also could be in jeopardy. "On a personal note, it's time for this bill to be repealed as it's counter to basic human rights", said Swofford, whose league office is located in North Carolina .

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US says it destroyed IS chemical threat in Iraq

Twelve aircraft in all targeted "50 points of interest" in the complex. An Iraqi airbase the US plans to fly missions out of will be ready for the Iraqi-led mission to oust Daesh from Mosul, the USA -led coalition said Tuesday. In August, the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released the results of a joint probe into chemical weapons attacks in Syria in 2014 and 2015.

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Florida residents outside Zika zones express pesticide fears

Zika is spreading more widely in the US and can cause not only microcephaly - in which babies are born with grave brain defects - but also other problems that the country will face for decades. That finding strengthened the suspected link between infection with the virus and the syndrome, which causes temporary paralysis in its victims. Florida has seen 56 local transmissions of the zika virus which can cause neurological abnormalities in unborn babies.

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Fire engulfs Bangladesh factory, killing at least 23

The huge blast early Saturday at the Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory outside the capital, Dhaka , triggered a massive blaze that spread quickly at the plant, where flammable chemicals were stored. The location of the boiler in the building was also being scrutinized. Garments are a vital sector for Bangladesh and its low wages and duty-free access to Western markets have helped make it the world's second-largest apparel exporter after China.

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Treasury chief slams Wells Fargo for bogus account scam

But the fines being levied against Wells Fargo pale in comparison to the bank's yearly profit - more than $20 billion in 2015. Asked on Thursday who was the most senior employee to be disciplined over the affair, Mr. He is the highest-ranking Wells Fargo executive to publicly speak about alleged misdeeds at the bank since the settlement was announced. Moody's said it expects the bank's risk management and sales oversight will "ultimately be strengthened" by the regulators' findings.

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Uzbekistan President Karimov recovering from brain haemorrhage, daughter says

Karimov's youngest daughter Lola thanked compatriots for well-wishes sent to her father in a statement posted Wednesday on Instagram and Facebook. Russian Federation on Tuesday said that reports of the death of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov remain unconfirmed.

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Obama takes up the fight for Hillary in Philly

Her campaign has sought to turn the matter around on Republican opponent Donald Trump, who has released only a glowing letter from his doctor, though the billionaire real estate mogul says that he, too, plans to make public additional information in the coming days.

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Osa Masina, Don Hill Suspended by USC: Latest Details and Reaction

Both alleged incidents involved the same victim. A woman told LAPD investigators she was sexually assaulted by Masina and Hill at an off-campus apartment in July, according to a search warrant and affidavit obtained by the Southern California News Group.

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Turkey back escalating Syria fight

Isik also said that YPG fighters had still not retreated east of the Euphrates river as promised after a USA -backed operation to take the Syrian town of Manbij from Islamic State. The YPG is seen as key to US plans to recapture Raqqa, analysts say. Rhodes also said that the operations which included American support for the Syrian Democratic Forces contributed to the liberation of Manbij, which was Daesh's passage to Turkey.

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U.S. flies bombers to South Korea, sending message to Pyongyang

In what the allies have said were a warning on North Korea's nuclear tests and deterrence against further provocations, the United States military on Tuesday deployed two of its supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers from the Anderson Base in Guam to Osan Air base.

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Pentagon: 'No information' to support Russia's claim it struck ISIS leader

Russian Federation started its own air war in Syria last September, backing its ally President Bashar al-Assad, and has repeatedly targeted IS positions. "We have no information to support Russia's claim that they also carried out a strike" targeting Adnani, Cook told reporters on Wednesday. Al-Adnani shaped the terror group's use of gruesome propaganda that has become its hallmark, as well as its calls for attacks overseas, including by so-called lone-wolf attackers, according to terrorism ...

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PM Modi leaves for Laos to attend ASEAN-India summit

Modi's remarks at the summit were shared by India's Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Sarup on Twitter . Our engagement is driven by common priorities, and is bringing peace, stability and prosperity to region. But Modi was comparatively soft in his jibe at China over its assertiveness in the South China Sea, during comments at a meeting with leaders from the Association for South East Asian Nations (Asean) and then at the East Asia Summit in Vientiane, Laos .

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Cop killed in gunfight as Kashmir remains shut for 65th day

A policeman was killed on Sunday in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said. Despite the ongoing unrest in the valley, the bus service had continued uninterrupted carrying about 78 people who travelled across the LoC between the two parts of divided Kashmir during this period.

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Jury selection begins in Ross Harris trial

Harris, 35, who moved to Georgia in 2012 from Alabama, is charged with murder in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper . These jurors constitute the first attempt to settle on the 12 jurors plus alternates for the upcoming trial.

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California Becomes First State to Pay Farmers Overtime

This is no different in agriculture - it will be no different. This year, I have been so honored to meet and work alongside hundreds of domestic workers that help so many individuals, families and communities, as well as the many committed advocates and supporters that have been fighting tirelessly for years to ensure that domestic workers receive the dignity that they rightfully deserve.

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Cong MLAs refuse to vacate Punjab Assembly complex

A report by the Hindustan Times said the Speaker had refused the legislators' demand for a renewed discussion on the motion, in which the MLAs were criticising the ruling coalition for the state's drug and law-and-order problems. After the Assembly was adjourned by the Speaker yesterday, the Congress MLAs remained in the House and several of them even spent the night there. The House is not sitting today on account of Id-ul-Zuha and the proceedings will resume on Tuesday.

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President Obama Reflects on 9/11

Clinton - a former NY senator - has frequently highlighted her efforts, including in a campaign ad released Friday, to aid those affected by the World Trade Center collapse. Obama was speaking at the 15th anniversary of 9/11 incident that had shocked the nation. Ceremony organizers included some additional music and readings Sunday to mark the milestone year.

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Day 2 of jury selection in Ross Harris murder trial

At the same time Justin Ross Harris was being accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son Cooper in a hot auto to die in June 2014 and charged with murder, the case was also being splashed across headlines and consumed much of the news.

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Cauvery protests: Bengaluru police advise residents to stay indoors

One person was killed and another injured in the firing. The Supreme Court has ordered the release of 15,000 cubic ft/sec of water for 10 days to Tamil Nadu on daily basis. Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah warned on Tuesday of tough punishments for anyone involved in fresh violence. Farmers and pro-Kannada outfit activists have been protesting in various parts of Karnataka since 6 September against the SC's direction.

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Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author's birth

Test your knowledge with this quick quiz and keep in mind to share your results on Facebook and Twitter . Then scroll down and tell us about your favourite Dahl books via the form below. Roald Dahl fans, fasten your seat belts. "Avantis was founded in Cardiff, so it seemed particularly fitting that the golden ticket should be at Roald Dahl's school to mark his centenary".

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What you need to know about the Dakota Access pipeline fight

The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners reaffirmed the company's commitment Tuesday to the Dakota Access Pipeline and urged employees to contact their elected representatives about the project. Those are the laws that a part of the great Sioux Nation - the Standing Rock Tribe - has been trying for the past few years to use to protect sacred sites in the Midwest.

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Syrian Truce Mostly Holds at Start of Second Day

At a State Department press conference some two hours after the ceasefire came into effect, Kerry said there had been reports of violations "here and there", but urged all parties to adhere to the truce deal, saying it may be the last "opportunity" to obtain peace in a united Syria.

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Brazil's Cunha tossed out of Congress Lower House

The former speaker in the Brazilian lower house congress, Eduardo Cunha, is expelled from the chamber for corruption on Monday. Cunha has threatened to take down others by disclosing corruption cases and this could put members of the new government of Michel Temer in danger.

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Gulf states condemn law letting 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

The head of the Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council said in a statement on Monday that the legislation runs against the principles of global law. Long-sought provisions to provide money to deal with Zika look likely to be added to a must-pass spending bill to fund the government through December 9.

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Philippine President Wants US Special Operations Troops to Leave the Country

On Monday, he accused the US - the Philippines' longtime ally - of being a "hypocrite", presenting a photo of American troops near piles of dead Moro Muslims, including naked women, during the 1906 Bud Dajo massacre in which around 1,000 locals were reportedly killed in Sulu province.

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Doubts raised over Syria truce as fighting rages

The Local Coordination Committees said the airstrikes were carried out by Russian warplanes, adding that they left a number of civilians dead or wounded. "They expressed mutual understanding of the importance of all parties concerned complying with the cessation of hostilities and the resumption of the inter-Syrian negotiation process", the Russian foreign ministry said.

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Turkey will never allow 'artificial state' in northern Syria: PM Binali Yildirim

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group monitoring the war, and a Damascus military source also reported the new siege. On Saturday, the tanks crossed the border and entered the Syrian town of al-Rai to support the new offensive, a rebel spokesman and monitors said.

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Don't Look Now, But Hillary Clinton's Lead Over Donald Trump Is Evaporating

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ignored her doctors' advice to rest after being diagnosed with pneumonia, which caused her to become ill during a ceremony on Sunday in NY marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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