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Syria ceasefire near COLLAPSE as Russian Federation says USA supporting shelling of civilians

The first priority will be the eastern half of Aleppo , Syria's largest city before the war, where anti-government rebels have managed to hold on despite a blockade by troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and government airstrikes that have reduced much of the city to rubble.

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Legendary conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly dies

Eunie Smith, the first Vice President of the "pro-family" conservative organization Schlafly founded, the Eagle Forum, said her death came at the end of "a long illness", with Schlafly's daughter confirming that said illness was cancer.

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G20 no place for "empty talk", says Xi Jinping

The U.S. wants Russian Federation to focus exclusively on IS and al-Qaida-linked groups. He has invested in developing closer ties with nations in South-east Asia, and is taking pains in his last scheduled trip to the region to reassure partners anxious about the economic and military might of China.

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At 236 lbs., Trump says he would like to lose weight

He later said he had written the letter in five minutes as a limousine sent by the candidate idled outside. "He's 6'3" and weighs 236 pounds , according to Villa's recollection ( some other publications said the weight mentioned at the taping was 267 pounds).

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Brock Turner released after serving half his sentence

Similar furor is expected after Turner's release from jail . Brock Turner, the former Stanford University student whose light sentence for a campus sexual assault ignited a national furor, was released from jail on Friday (Sept 2) after serving three months of a six-month sentence.

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Syrian government's aid block is in breach of ceasefire agreement, United Nations says

The U.S. and Russian Federation say the Syrian cessation of hostilities that began Monday has largely held and should be extended for another 48 hours despite the United Nations complaining that aid has not yet crossed into Syria from Lebanon, a key part of the deal.

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Duterte lacks understanding of rights

China claims sovereignty over all features that lie within a nine-dash line drawn on a 1940s map enclosing more than 80 per cent of the South China Sea. China has declined to recognize the ruling while Mr. Duterte has repeatedly said he wants peace with China, but will not make concessions on any part of the tribunal's conclusion.

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By Blocking Aid, Syria Not Upholding Its Side of Cease-fire Agreement

The U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said the United States and Russian Federation were expected to manage the disengagement of forces from the road, but also criticized Damascus for failing to provide permits needed to make aid deliveries to other areas.

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Doctor Says Democratic Nominee 'Fit To Serve As President'

Hillary Clinton's campaign released new information on the Democratic presidential nominee's health. "She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States ", concluded Dr Bardack in the letter. In releasing a letter from Trump's doctor Thursday, Trump's team appeared to take a swipe at Clinton's brief absence from the campaign trail. Trump alluded to Hillary's health during a rally in Canton, Ohio, Wednesday night, saying she would not be able to handle the ...

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British ambassador embraces Islam, performs hajj

British ambassador to Saudi Arabia converts to Islam , performs Haj was posted in World of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on September 15, 2016 and was last updated on September 15, 2016. British newspaper The Sun also carried the story about ambassador's conversion to Islam, citing Arab media reports . He told a user that he had converted to Islam " after spending 30 years in Muslim societies ".

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Activists say airstrike kills 4 in eastern Syria

In besieged rebel-held Aleppo, Mohammed Khandakani, a 28-year old attorney, said calm was prevailing in an area that had seen some of the heaviest violence in the days leading up to the cease-fire. "I have been urging the Russian government to make sure that they exercise influence on the Syrian government, and also the American side to make sure that Syrian armed groups, they also fully cooperate".

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Factory fire death toll rises to 29

More than 20 firefighting teams battled to douse the flames, which also caused the partial collapse of the four-storey Tampaco Foils building, officials said. In 2013, more than 1,100 workers died in a building collapse. The disaster led to the creation of two global coalitions created to help fund improvements to building and fire safety at thousands of garment factories across Bangladesh.

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Juncker focus on healing divided EU in European Union address

Although all European Union member states have their own military forces, and most are members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and partners with the U.S., Juncker is hoping that a joint European Union force would increase coopration and afford Europe greater security .

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Bill Clinton: Hillary Has The Flu

Her campaign was initially silent on what happened and only later disclosed that Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days before the incident. Clinton takes medication for an underactive thyroid, which has been stable for years, Clarinex for her allergies, a vitamin B12 supplement and the blood thinner Coumadin following a 2012 blood clot in her head.

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IEA Walks Back Forecast of End to Oil Glut

Futures rose as much as 0.7 per cent in NY after losing 5.9 per cent the previous two sessions. On Wednesday, officials in Tripoli announced they plan to load the first crude-oil cargo in almost two years from a major port, Ras Lanuf. Oil prices steadied on Thursday as short-covering stemmed a two-day rout, but gains were capped by a rebounding dollar and concerns about returning crude supplies from Nigeria and Libya .

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Jiba to appeal High Court judgement against her

The names of Joba and Mrwebi were struck off the roll of advocates following an application by the General Council of the Bar following criticisms labelled against the two in various court judgments . Advocate Zola Majavu represented them in the matter. Section 9 of the National Prosecuting Act states a person in Jiba and Mrwebi's posts must be "a fit and proper person, with due regard to his or her experience, conscientiousness and integrity, to be entrusted with the responsibilities of ...

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Trump Gives One-Page Health Summary To Dr. Oz

Mehmet Oz on "The Dr. Oz Show" today. Donald Trump releases medical records for the first time to Dr. Oz on The Dr. Oz Show. A detailed summary of the records Trump gave Dr. But if viewers are expecting a big reveal about Trump's physical fitness, they are likely to be disappointed. Clinton this week took several days off the campaign trail to recuperate from a bout with pneumonia, after she almost collapsed on Sunday at a memorial ceremony for the September 11, 2001, attacks.

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Donald Trump Wants to Spend $20 Billion on School Choice

Hillary Clinton has finally broken her silence. Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, supported many school choice initiatives during his time as IN governor. Some of Trump's foreign policy positions, such as his proposal to fight terrorism by imposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country, have alarmed not just Democrats but many in his own party's leadership.

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Clinton's doctor says she is 'fit to serve' as president

However, earlier on Wednesday Donald Trump proved that he's even healthier than Clinton when he dramatically pulled his own two-page report from this pocket during a taping of The Dr. Ms Clinton has spent the past three days out of the public eye, recuperating at her suburban NY home. "She's going to do nothing for the Hispanics", said Trump, who himself is viewed as racist by a large portion of the electorate.

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Syria: US, Russia Agree to 48-Hour Truce Extension

A U.S. -Russia-brokered cease-fire in Syria that began on Monday is meant to help stage the ground for peace talks to end Syria's devastating civil war, now in its sixth year. "Things are taking longer than we'd hoped", David Swanson, spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs told Reuters .

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No serious Brexit talks until end of 2017, says Herman van Rompuy

He denied leaders wanted to "punish" the United Kingdom for leaving, but said there was a desire not to encourage other countries to follow suit. HSBC's Flint, who is on a panel advising the government on post-Brexit trading terms, said it would take several years for a bank in London to complete the "enormous task" of setting up a new subsidiary in the EU.

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Truce holds but Syria aid delayed

But there have been a handful of violations on both sides, Toner acknowledged. "We have a problem", Staffan de Mistura told reporters in Geneva on Thursday. Still, humanitarian aid has yet to enter the country. Nevertheless, the ceasefire appears to have led to a respite in violence in the five-year civil war.

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Syrians still awaiting aid despite ceasefire extension

The cease-fire that went into effect Monday is part of a U.S. -Russia agreement that also calls for allowing humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas in Aleppo . Russian Federation said its troops had been deployed on the key Castello Road running from Turkey into Aleppo that is to become a demilitarised zone under the deal.

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European Union sets up Brexit "task force", reiterates positions on Britain's market access

But he underlined he believed the world's biggest trade bloc was still an important force. Juncker also urged states to complete the setting up of a European Border and Coast Guard, a project driven by last year's chaotic arrival of over a million migrants and refugees, and proposed new cooperation among EU armies, as well as pushing for an acceleration of capital markets union.

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UN has 'problem' getting aid to Syria: lack of government OK

The chief of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a monitoring group, said Wednesday there were no reported civilian casualties in the first 36 hours of the cease-fire. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in a phone interview from Geneva. Getting aid to civilians in besieged areas like the rebel-held eastern half of the city of Aleppo is a priority.

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US provides largest ever military aid to Israel in record deal

Netanyahu opted to strike a new pact with Obama and to give Israel's defence establishment the ability to plan ahead amidst uncertainties on whether Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump win the next Presidntial election in US.

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Trump Jr. Says 'Gas Chamber' Joke Was Not Anti-Semitic

No word yet on how Trump Jr. In a radio interview on Wednesday, the eldest son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump casually joked that journalists would "be warming up the gas chamber" if Republicans behaved like Hillary Clinton.

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Latest FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Rise To 64th

Zambia, who will host Nigeria next month in final round of the qualifying series for the World Cup, are now 92nd in the world after they occupied 91st position in August. Cameroon, another country facing Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers, dropped five places to 59th in the world. Argentina still remains at the first position, while Belgium, Germany and Colombia occupy the second, third and fourth position respectively.

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Kaepernick continues on with kneeling during anthem

Titled " South Park is BACK!", the promo for the first episode of season 20 features the reboot of the National Anthem thanks to the "American icon". " Colin Kaepernick is courageous, cops are pigs, cops are pigs ". Just because he hasn't experienced that type of oppression. "I would support him 100 percent", Spady said.

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Chikungunya deaths: Health ministry seeks report from Delhi govt

Initially in what was projected as joint action CM Kejriwal was on radio urging Delhi-ites to take photographs of garbage dumps and send them in, assuring them of immediate coordinated response. Same is the story of funds allocated to BJP ruled MCD by the Delhi Government. "And upon enquiry, I have discovered that most of the deaths are of people who were aged and already sick with other ailments", Jain added.

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Brazilian politician who instigated Rousseff impeachment expelled

But the vote on Mr. Cunha's fate was a reckoning with the breadth of corruption of which he stands charged, and the symbol he has become for rot among Brazil's politicians. "I declare lawmaker Eduardo Cunha stripped of office for conduct incompatible with lawmakers' duties", said the decision read out at the conclusion of the late-night session.

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After Clinton's Health Scare, Trump Appears on Dr. Oz Show

Oz Show " discussing his personal health and the healthcare policies he'd like to implement as president. Trump's appearance on Oz's show, came shortly after Dr. A pro-Clinton group, Priorities USA, began airing a new ad this week highlighting some of Trump's more provocative comments, including his aggressive references to protesters, such as, "I'd like to punch him in the face".

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Syrian gov't: Two Israeli warplanes shot down

An Israeli military spokesman categorically denied the claim, but did acknowledge that two surface-to-air missiles had been fired at the jets. On Monday evening, Syrian fire crossed into the northern Golan Heights as a nationwide ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russian Federation came into effect in the embattled country.

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Trump's doctor declares him in 'excellent physical health'

But earlier Wednesday, the campaign said the information would not be released during taping for "The Dr. Oz Show" and would instead be released "soon", NBC's Katy Tur reported . "I did that as planned when he sat down with me. He answered all my questions ", Oz told CNN . "In reviewing Mr. Trump's lab and medical report, there is nothing that would concern me regarding his current health status", Kassicieh stated.

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Syria regime retakes key Aleppo district from rebels: monitor

The latest apparent poison gas attack adds to a litany of what Assad's opponents say is deliberate targeting of civilians, often with banned weapons, to force rebels to surrender. "If high concentrations of the chemical enter the lungs it can cause death". The battle for Aleppo has become the focus both for President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Shia militias from Iraq and Lebanon, Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Russian air power, and for the Sunni rebels seeking to overthrow him.


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