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5.9 earthquake startles residents of Colombia's second city

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 temblor struck at 12:40 a.m. PDT and was centered just to the east of central Oakland. Tremors were also felt in Bogota, the country's capital. The earthquakes occurred more than a week after a magnitude 5.8 quake shook Pawnee and was felt in several states, including Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.

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Aid for Syria waits on Turkish border as warring sides bicker

The Syrian state news agency SANA quoting the foreign ministry said: "Commenting on the Turkish regime's statements highlighting its intention to send materials disguised as humanitarian aid to Aleppo city, the Syrian Arab Republic announces its rejection to allow such materials to enter no matter who provides them, including the Turkish regime in particular, without coordination with the Syrian government and the United Nations".

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CBS edits out Bill Clinton slip on Hillary health — BIAS ALERT

Clinton, 68, has twice been diagnosed with blood clots in her legs. "Very few people knew about it at the time", recalled Dr. Connie Mariano in her autobiography. In a telephone interview , Ms. Clinton told CNN that she "met a high standard of transparency" and she underestimated her illness. Asked about Clinton's use of the term "basket of deplorables", Earnest made clear that "it's not the president's phrase".

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Architect of former Brazilian President Rousseff's downfall stripped of power

But authorities in Switzerland later gave information to a corruption inquiry in Brazil stating that Cunha and his wife, Claudia Cruz, were beneficiaries of secret accounts worth about $5 million. The session on Cunha was expected to culminate with a vote, but possibly not until the early hours of Tuesday. But polls released over the weekend show that many of Cunha's onetime allies have deserted him.

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Russia's Lavrov tells Kerry US must do more to support Syria ceasefire

Although there was some violence after sunset on Monday, by early morning the guns had fallen nearly entirely silent, and UN aid trucks should be able to move very soon if the Syrian regime issued authorisation letters, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria , Staffan de Mistura said.

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Defence Ministry could seek CBI probe in Embraer deal

Questions were raised after the US Justice Department started investigating Embraer for alleged payment of bribes to secure contracts in various countries. The DRDO has written a letter to the company asking it further details on a report in the Brazilian media that it had employed an agent to sell three EMB 145 aircraft to the DRDO in 2008.

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Suffers Stroke

Considered the last surviving member of Israel's founding fathers, he served as prime minister twice - from 1984 to 1986 as part of a rotational government, and for a few months in 1995 and 1996 after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin . Peres was rushed to the hospital in mid-January after suffering a minor heart attack. "In his people's eyes he ceased to be a politician". Concern and well wishes poured from across the political spectrum.

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US, Russia fight over who killed ISIL leader

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said US authorities are still reviewing the results of its airstrike against Adnani, but the Russian Defense Ministry has already claimed responsibility for his death and said it occurred just west of Al Bab.

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Corbyn: Drinking After Work Is Sexist

The Sheffield South East MP said bringing back Shadow Cabinet elections was "a pragmatic response to the situation we find ourselves in". "We have huge natural resources in the United Kingdom, a world-beating history of scientific research and technological development - including for many years at the Sandwich centre, just down the road from here".

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Libyan Oil Corporation to Resume Oil Exports From Seized Ports

Starting on Sunday, pro-Haftar forces took control of the ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Brega and Zueitina from a rival force allied to a United Nations -backed government in Tripoli. The governments called on all parties to abide by the ceasefire and abstain from conducting any new battle. Libya desperately needs to revive oil output and exports to stave off an economic collapse.

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Philippine President wants U.S. special forces out of southern islands

Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said Duterte's remarks, including that the southern Philippines "would never have peace" while allied with Washington, were not a sign that a pact between them would be abrogated. The United States said the Philippine government had not officially communicated President Rodrigo Duterte's demand to pull U.S. military advisers out of the rebellion-torn southern Philippines.

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Theresa May plans to remove restrictions over selective schools

However, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has accused the PM of "putting the clock back" and warned a return to grammars would threaten the progress made in the state system. "The evidence for the overall benefits to social mobility, nobody has been able to find". "That is why I am announcing an ambitious package of education reforms to ensure that every child has the chance to go to a good school".

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Obama Paints Trump As No Friend Of The Working Class

Five people, including a minor, were arrested at the rally and charged with crimes including second degree trespassing and fighting in public, Asheville police said . The atmosphere grew tense, reported The Post's Sean Sullivan , as protesters repeatedly interrupted his speech. The man then slapped at a woman being led out.

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Trump up by 5 in OH - closes gap in ME, too

Trump, whose campaign raised concerns about her stamina and ability to lead, meanwhile, announced he would release updated physical results and discuss his health on the "Dr. Former Obama adviser David Axelrod, at times an ally and an opponent of Clinton, struck close to the heart of the issue Monday morning. "What's the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?" Ohio, Florida, Nevada and other races are awash with cash.

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Apple Inc, (AAPL) iPhone 8: Everything You Should Know

Consumers able to get their order in early will receive their device when the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch on September 16. This strong sales data flies in the face of heavy criticism Apple faced for the new device, which lacks a traditional headphone jack and uses the exact same form factor as the iPhone 6.

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Scam-tainted Wells Fargo exec collected $125M

Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry said Tuesday's move is meant to make certain Wells Fargo's customers have "the full confidence" that the bank is acting in their best interests. One person who has not been fired is the executive who ran Wells' consumer banking division, Carrie Tolstedt . The new accounts would charge bogus fees to the account holder and making more money for Wells Fargo .

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France makes counterterrorism arrest of minor, official says

These attacks include last week's foiled vehicle bomb attack, and the murder of an 86-year-old Catholic priest Jacques Hamel in Normandy. PARIS-French police Wednesday detained a teenager in Paris as part of investigations in the country after the foiling of two terrorist plots, said French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

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North Korea: Kim Jong-un holds mass rally after successful nuke test

Their intention was "to secure the strongest possible resolution that includes new sanctions as quickly as possible", Sung Kim said , declining to elaborate on how China, the North's main ally on the Security Council, would respond. Separately Tuesday, the USA reconfirmed its commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats, saying in a statement after a meeting of the nations' defense officials that it has "extended deterrent capabilities, including conventional, missile ...

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Transgender man sues Mike Pence for state law barring name change

According to the suit, he was unable to legally switch to his chosen name because of a 2010 state law that requires proof of US citizenship. With the support of the Transgender Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, he has filed a lawsuit to fight an IN state law that prohibits legal name changes for non-citizens.

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Rajiv Gandhi case convict Perarivalan assaulted in jail

Suspecting that he was shifted at the insistence of Perarivalan, Kanna entered into verbal duel with the latter on Tuesday morning and in a fit of rage assaulted him, added sources. Rajiv Gandhi was killed by a suicide bomber at Sriperumbudur near Chennai on May 21, 1991. The Supreme Court had commuted the death sentence of Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan in February 2014 following delay in deciding on their mercy plea.

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Cauvery row: PM Modi appeals for calm

The protests erupted over a Supreme Court order for Karnataka state, of which Bangalore is the capital, to release water from a river to ease a shortage in Tamil Nadu until later this month. He said that the ongoing violence in the state was because the state had failed to implement the apex court's orders, which were modified on Monday.

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Donald Trump Releases Childcare Plan

Further, it guarantees six weeks of paid maternity leave , paid out of the unemployment insurance fund, to women whose companies don't provide the benefit. "If he was really intent on addressing the needs of women and children, the proposals would look quite different". Trump first proposed the child care initiative weeks ago, but he broadened it to help working parents after facing criticism that his initial proposal would primarily help high earners rather than women and families on the ...

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Juncker: EU should create own military headquarters

Proof of that, Juncker said, was the success of a new European investment fund that the former Luxembourg premier proposed to double to 630 billion euros ($707 billion) by 2022 to help with a sharp fall in spending since the global financial crisis, helping projects from airports to broadband networks.

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FBI releases previously-classified Hillary Clinton email investigation report

The findings also revealed that former Secretary of State Colin Powell "warned" that her emails could become government record in 2009. Despite his reluctance to comment on whether Clinton had lied to the public, Comey revealed during that hearing that some of the former US secretary of state's email defenses were false.

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Syria shoots down Israeli warplane

Israel is denying Syrian government claims that its forces shot down a warplane and a drone near the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights. It was nearly destroyed in its entirety in 1973 when Israeli forces retook it. Israel is also believed to be behind airstrikes in Syria against arms shipments destined for Hezbollah. The seven-day truce in Syria, brokered by Russian Federation and the United States, is their second attempt this year by to halt the bloodshed.

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Clashes erupt after 28 Kurdish mayors loose posts

The removed officials, replaced by government-appointed deputy and district governors, are suspected of colluding with groups the Turkish government considers terrorist organizations. Of the 28 mayors who were replaced, 24 are suspected of ties with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, and four are thought to be linked to the movement led by USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen , which the government says is responsible for the abortive coup that left more than 270 people dead.

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Pentagon: No information to support Russia claim of striking Islamic State official

A senior figure in the IS group's leadership ranks, Adnani was a familiar figure in jihadist media circles with his frequent calls for attacks on "the infidels", including Western as well as Shiite Muslim targets. It didn't provide details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence information. Adnani was "the most viscerally aggressive IS leader in the public eye", said Charles Lister, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute.

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Smyly gets win, Ramirez homers as Rays beat Jays 6-2

With the Rays occupying the dank, dusty basement of the division by a large margin and the Jays fighting for the AL East title with the BoSox, every game counts for Toronto and none of them really do for Tampa Bay . Blue Jays left-hander Francisco Liriano opened the game by giving up a leadoff single to Logan Forsythe , then retired the next 14 batters. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blue Jays are -205 money line favorites versus the Rays, who have odds of ...

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NY to open inquiry into Trump Foundation

Trump "bilked millions out of money and we're going to make sure he pays it back", Schneiderman added. Washington Post investigations of the foundation have found that Trump apparently hasn't donated to his personal charity since 2008-and that Trump has used its funds to buy gifts including a large painting of himself.

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Cauvery row: Kannada film stars join farmers' protest

A bandh was called by a pro-Kannada outfit on Monday, and thousands of police officers were deployed to monitor the situation. The CPI today slammed the Union government for maintaining "silence" and "closing its eyes" over the Cauvery issue even as two southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka find themselves at the centre of a raging controversy.

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Trump gives Oz medical report, but doesn't disclose details

Democrats have criticized him for attacking Clinton's transparency on health even after he released just a four-paragraph letter from a doctor previous year. Trump provided a small window into his health after campaign officials said earlier in the day that he wasn't going to discuss specifics of his exam on the show.

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All-party delegation in Kashmir on mission to restore peace

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has also invited separatist group Hurriyat Conference to take the lead and engage with the All-Party delegation of parliamentarians. Asked whether India plans to talk to Pakistan on Kashmir , Singh shot back, "First let us talk to Indians". However, many part of the meet said that an immediate ban on pellet guns must be issued and the forces must have a more compassionate approach.

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Russia says Syria rebels violated truce 60 times

Syria's military announced at 7 p.m. (1600 GMT) that it would abide by a cease-fire until Sunday at midnight, while maintaining its right to defend itself against any violations. A witness for the publication shared that two aid convoys, which each included 20 trucks, were seen crossing into northern Syria from the Turkish border about 25 miles west of Aleppo.

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PM Modi gets ceremonial welcome at Vietnam

Addressing the mediapersons PM Modi said he feels happy to announced new defence Line of Credit of US$ 500 million for facilitating deeper defence cooperation. The countries signed another important pact during the meeting - the Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement for the Exploration of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes.

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Aleksander Ceferin succeeds Michel Platini as UEFA president

In an effort to squeeze more money out of its marquee tournament, UEFA announced last month that as of the 2018-19 season half of the 32 Champions League spots would be earmarked for the top leagues in Germany, Italy, Spain and England. "I'm nearly 50 years old and I'm chairing my own company and the Football Association of Slovenia for years now". After the vote, FA chairman Greg Clarke said he was happy to work with Ceferin, and welcomed his his clear mandate.


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