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Obama to terminate national emergency agnst Myanmar

Sitting beside Suu Kyi in the Oval Office on Wednesday, Obama said the US will "soon" lift restrictions on military-owned companies and officials and associates of the former ruling junta. She said top priority was national reconciliation. "We are honest in trying to bring together the different communities", Suu Kyi said. A group of 46 non-governmental organizations circulated a letter they wrote to Obama on Monday expressing concern about easing sanctions on Myanmar while human ...

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Doctors say Israel's Peres continues to improve after stroke

Over a seven-decade career, he held virtually every senior political office in Israel, including three terms as prime minister and stints as foreign and finance minister. Nationwide concern mounted over the condition of 93-year-old Peres, widely respected as an elder statesman both in Israel and overseas, after his stroke on Tuesday.

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Data shows USA got a raise in 2015

Census Bureau. The median household income for a family in America surged last year, the first time since before the Great Recession when there was a year-over-year increase in earnings. In 2015, the poverty rate and the number in poverty decreased in the South, West and Midwest to 15.3%, 13.3% and 11.7%, respectively. The poverty rate in 2007 - the year before the recession - was 14.5 percent.

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Amit Shah kicks off BJP's poll campaign in Manipur

Alleging ruling congress government as corrupt, Shah said , "Non performing and corrupt congress government has to go". Sri Modi ji believes that development of India can not happen without development of the Northeast, Sri Shah said, adding that in these two-and-a-half years, a lot of infrastructure development has taken place in the Northeast and several welfare schemes for the people of the region have been initiated.

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Philippines President Duterte ordered mass murders, claims former militiaman

Pimentel's office has just informed us that he has denied the committee's request for Senate custody of Mr. Edgar Matobato", Trillanes office said in a text message sent to media. "Jamisola (the justice department official) was still alive when he (Duterte) arrived". Duterte also said he is considering purchasing weapons and military equipment from two nations "where they are cheap and where there are no strings attached and it is transparent".

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Witness says Philippine president ordered killings of 1,000

The Philippine president had earlier accused de Lima of being involved in illegal drug sales. The man, who identified himself as Edgar Matobato, testified that he was part of the 300-member "Davao Death Squad" (DDS), which he alleges was run on the orders of Duterte.

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Nixon cuts $59 million after lawmakers enact tax breaks

That comes one day after the Republican-led Legislature overrode vetoes of bills offering an income tax deduction for federal agricultural disaster aid payments, a sales tax exemption for "instructional classes" such as dance lessons and an income tax deduction for corporations that switch to employee ownership.

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Rodriguez homers in 9th to lift Pirates over Phillies 5-3

Jeanmar Gomez came on in the 9th for the Phillies, and as has been somewhat typical of late, he did not have a clean inning. For a team that won 98 games just a year ago, and had three times played in the NL wild card play-in game in as many years, what could have caused such a severe downspin, seemingly out of nowhere? The Pittsburgh Pirates are finishing this season with a whimper rather than a bang.

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US average 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.50 percent

The 15-year, FRM also increased, but only slightly to an average 2.77%. The fee for a 15-year loan was unchanged at 0.5 point. A summer of low, stable mortgage rates may be coming to an end. "The 10-year Treasury yield rose ... to 1.73 percent, its highest level since Brexit", Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac chief economist, said in a statement.

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Boulder shows solidarity with Dakota Access pipeline protesters

He's Ojibwe from Minnesota and he helped found the American Indian Movement which became famous for the 71-day siege in Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1973. Protesters clashed with private security for the pipeline last weekend when the company bulldozed through possible tribal burial grounds. Dakota Access' response to that request laid out a catalog of potential harms from such an injunction, adding that it has already incurred "countless dollars in damages that can not be recovered" from ...

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Man held over arson at mosque of Orlando club killer

Police in St. Lucie County, Fla., have arrested a man in connection with a fire at a mosque the Pulse nightclub gunman once attended. Schreiber was held Thursday in the St. Records show that Schreiber was twice sentenced to state prison for theft, according to AP - from March 2008 to July 2009 and from June 2010 to August 2014.

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Croatia's ruling HDZ takes lead in parliamentary elections

MOST , a center-right coalition, has come third with 13 seats, followed by an alliance gathered around the anti-establishment party Living Wall (8 seats). The parliamentary parties were given 30 days to gather a new majority, but deteriorating relations between MOST and HDZ led to the dissolution of parliament in July, paving the way for early elections.

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David Cameron to quit as MP for Witney with immediate effect

Cameron promised to support the Conservative Party candidate chosen to replace him in the byelection to fill the vacancy. He called time on six years as Prime Minister the day after the European Union referendum, arguing that he was not the right person to be "the captain that steers our country to its next destination".

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Former Sussex Great British Bake Off contestants in shock over show's changes

The celebrity chef has previously spoken about how much he'd love to be a judge on the hugely popular baking programme, telling Now magazine: "We watch Bake Off ". Inspiring. But it's also a huge hit, not just here but globally'. So whose up for the job when the show touches down on Channel 4? Other names who have been linked to the show include An Extra Slice star Jo Brand, comedian Sarah Millican, comic Ed Byrne and presenter Davina McCall.

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United Kingdom approves stalled Chinese-funded nuclear power plant deal

EDF's de Rivaz also told the news conference that UK announcement changes nothing with regard to EDF's partnership with China's CGN on Bradwell UK project. These include the right to prevent the sale of EDF's controlling stake in Hinkley before completion of the power station, to be confirmed in an exchange of letters between the government and EDF.

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Bayer investor Royal London backs agreed $128/share Monsanto offer

However, the deal faces intense scrutiny from European and USA anti-trust regulators with analysts predicting a 50% chance of approval of the new company, which will be presiding over 25% of the world's seed and pesticide supplies. Bayer will also be assuming about $10 billion in debt. Bayer will pay Monsanto $128 per share, the company announced through a prepared statement on Wednesday.

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United Nations blames Syrian government for obstructing aid to Aleppo

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said humanitarian aid to Syrians was being held up by a lack of security arrangements. He said the government had agreed on September 6 - before the cease-fire deal was signed - to allow aid into five areas, but the authorsation has not come.

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PM appeals for peace as Cauvery violence claims 2nd life in Karnataka

The demonstrations also saw buses set on fire, public vandalism and mob attacks on Tamils, prompting a government curfew and shoot-on-sight police orders. "Breaking the law is not a viable alternative", Modi said in a series of Tweets. "The violence and arson seen in the last two days is only causing loss to the poor, and to our nation's property", he said.

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Shivpal quits Akhilesh cabinet, and as state unit chief

But he says that he had no option. Shivpal told Mulayam that despite following his orders, he was being painted as a villain. Taking dig at his nephew Akhilesh, with whom he has a running battle, Shivpal said, "All can not be like Mulayam Singh Yadav and all can not be like Akhilesh Yadav".

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Airstrikes kill scores in Syria after landmark US-Russia truce deal

Residents speculated the jets were Russian because they flew at higher altitudes than Syrian helicopters. The claim could not be independently verified. What is now elaborated and a little unexpected is that if the agreement holds for a week, the US has agreed to establish a joint Air Force operations center to coordinate air strikes on Daesh ( ISIS , ISIL) and on al-Qaeda in Syria (the Army of Syrian Conquest [ASC] or the Nusra Front).

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Donald Trump provides summary of physical to Dr. Oz during show taping

He was also "hospitalized only once", Bornstein wrote, when he was 11 years old for an appendectomy. Until now Trump had released only four, gushing paragraphs on his health, written by his doctor Bornstein in December 2015. "I would say it should not be prescription", he added. Oh yeah, and Dem candidate Hillary Clinton today made public medical documents including some pertaining to her pneumonia diagnosis last Friday, as she prepares to return to the campaign trail tomorrow ...

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Trump appears on Russian TV to criticise U.S. policy

I think it's probably unlikely, ' Trump told Larry King on Russia Today , the Russian-backed news service. "Who knows? But I think that it's pretty unlikely", Trump said. Corey Lewandowski , the former Donald Trump campaign manager turned CNN political analyst, showered praise on Vladimir Putin and shrugged off concerns over his tyrannical rule over Russian Federation.

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Nixon making budget cuts after lawmakers enact tax breaks

The House voted 115-41 Wednesday to override the photo ID veto. Nixon vetoed about two dozen measures this year, including ones already overridden this spring blocking pay raises for home-care workers and changing the state's school funding requirements.

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Donald Trump releases his medical information

According to the campaign, Clinton has been resting at her home in Chappaqua, NY since she fell ill last week and was diagnosed with pneumonia, which according to her doctor was "mild". 13, 2016, in Clive, Iowa. Trump has previously admitted regularly eating fast food, and reportedly said in the interview that he tells whichever staff member is picking up his order not to reveal who it is for, out of fear it might be tampered with.

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Median income in Maryland soars

If your household earns less than $80,000 per year, you're now in the minority in Seattle. Maryland reported the highest median household income in the country in 2015, but the state's income growth lagged behind the national rate, according to new survey data released Thursday by the U.S.

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ITT Shutdown Leave Tens of Thousands in the Lurch

Department of Education. "The school's decisions have put its students and millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded federal student aid at risk", U.S. Rose outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. "My only problem is the way they closed down", Wooten said. Education Department leaders are also urging community colleges to contact ITT students and welcome qualified students.

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Gulf states hit back at 9/11 Saudi lawsuit legislation

The bill addresses a 1976 law that gives foreign nations broad immunity from USA lawsuits by amending it to allow for nations to be sued in federal courts if they are found to have played any role in terrorist attacks that killed Americans on home soil.

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YouTube could pay more to artists under copyright law shake-up

This post was syndicated from BusinessDay: News you can trust. "Today's proposal.confirms that user uploaded content services such as YouTube, which are the largest source of on-demand music, should not be able to operate outside normal licensing rules", said Frances Moore, the chief executive of IFPI, an global organization that represents 1,300 record companies.

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Bomb attack at Pakistan court kills 14, injures dozens

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes three weeks after a massive suicide blast killed scores of lawyers in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta in Balochistan. Police sources said that bomber's suicide vest contained around seven to eight kilogramme of explosives. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Brazil ousts the right-wing lawmaker who pushed for Rousseff's impeachment

The real-life politico was stripped of his seat in the Chamber of Deputies by a resounding vote of 450 in favor, 10 against and nine abstentions. As Speaker, Cunha was the main driver behind the impeachment process that removed Dilma Rousseff from Brazil's presidency last month.

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Japan, U.S. seek "strongest possible" measures against N. Korea

Citing unidentified government sources, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported signs that the North had finished test preparations in one previously unused tunnel at Punggy-ri. The GCC secretary general Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani has also condemned the nuclear test. North Korea's pursuit of missiles and nuclear weapons is one of the most intractable foreign policy problems for the US and South Korea.

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Syria claims shooting down Israeli warplane and drone

Though Syria has been given some upgraded air defenses by Russia in recent years, they've not been enough to seriously protect Syrian airspace from Israeli attacks, and seemingly Israel has free rein in the skies so long as they don't get too close to Russian bases along the coast.

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Donald Trump issues 'overheated' attack on Hillary Clinton's health

Clinton, 68, is healthy and fit to serve as President and is now recovering from non-contagious, bacterial pneumonia, her physician, Dr Lisa Bardack, said in a letter about the Democratic nominee's medical condition released by the campaign.

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Powell: Trump A 'National Disgrace'; Clinton 'Screws Up' Everything 'With Hubris'

The media however chose to report only on Powell's emails where he slams Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump for his "racist" comments - with the networks making no reference whatsoever to the emails related to the Clintons. After it was reported that Clinton had told FBI investigators that Powell had advised her to use a personal address, he lamented that what he called her "minions" were "making a mistake trying to drag me in".

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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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