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Obama: US will continue to push for peaceful settlement of disputes

With joint efforts from China and ASEAN members, the situation in the South China Sea is moving towards a positive direction, Li added. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang , whose government has dismissed the July 12 ruling, also participated in the 18-nation meeting.

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Indonesia, Philippines to boost cooperation on maritime security, anti-illegal drug operation

Obama canceled a meeting with Mr. Duterte after the firebrand leader unleashed a barrage of criticism of the U.S. president, saying he would not be lectured about human rights over his crackdown on narcotics, which has seen police and shadowy assassins kill almost 3,000 people.

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Beach towns wake up to no tropical storm, limited swimming

Hermine is slowly dying off the East Coast, but the storm continues to cause problems ranging from beach erosion to coastal flooding and rip currents. Hermine's wind and rain pelted the coast of SC and North Carolina. The storm now has maximum sustained winds near 70 miles per hour, with higher gusts, and tropical storm-force winds extending outward up to 230 miles from the storms center.

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Oklahoma player: Baker Mayfield will light up 'basic' Ohio State defense

They're a great team that has great athletes. "I think they have a really basic defense", he said. Edward says he will not wear scarlet and gray or Sooner crimson at the game, but will instead likely wear Olentangy Liberty blue to remain impartial.

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Missourians No Longer Need Permit to Carry Concealed Firearms

A two-thirds majority was required in both chambers for the override . The proposal, SB 656 , allows a person legally able to possess a firearm to carry it concealed anywhere that isn't already prohibited by law and was approved in a 109-36 vote by the House in April before picking up an even larger 114-36 tally in May after the Senate's 24-8 vote gave the measure a veto-proof margin.

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Vladimir Putin says I have no idea who hacked US Democratic Party

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the hacks of Democratic National Committee files during this election season but denied the widely held suspicion that his nation was behind the espionage. The incident has fueled speculation that Russian Federation is trying to meddle with the upcoming election in the US. But dismissing the allegations, Putin said: "To do that, you need to have a finger on the pulse and get the specifics of the domestic political life of the U.S".

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MSNBC to Clinton Campaign: 'Do You Prefer Being the Underdog?'

Clinton said that having three days in her suburban NY home was a "gift". "Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it". But Trump's Wednesday speech had one marked difference from earlier in this campaign. Clinton says she was "touched" by the concern about her well-being.

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Hillary Clinton: We're in a "strong position" despite tightening polls

The Clinton campaign added that her physician found - during a complete physical examination - that she was in "excellent mental condition". The Democratic presidential nominee's campaign released an updated medical information which claimed that Clinton "continues to improve" after a pneumonia diagnosis.

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Assad regime suspends Aleppo aid, Syria truce holding

De Mistura said a contested highway into eastern Aleppo, Castello Road, had "special status" under the ceasefire agreement, meaning its use would need to be negotiated separately for the delivery of aid. France, which backs the opposition, became the first USA ally to publicly question the deal with Moscow, urging Washington to share details of the agreement and saying that without aid for Aleppo, it was not credible.

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Without Tuesday's plea deal, 'Jacob would not have been found,' officials say

Danny Heinrich, 53, said he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and fatally shot the boy. Heinrich's pending case of 25 counts of child pornography would also drop to one count of receipt of child pornography, which carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years.

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Hurricane Newton makes landfall in Mexico, weakens

However, Newton is blamed for killing two shrimp fishermen when their boat capsized out at sea. The Latest on Newton as it moves over Mexico toward USA border (all times local): 3:15 a.m. "It's like when we have a storm here but a million times worse", Matt Brash of San Diego said. Some boat owners took their small fishing boats out of the water.

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Turkish security sources blame PKK for vehicle bomb attack in southeast

The blast tore the front off a four-storey building. Photos from the scene show emergency services trying to extinguish the flames. Besir Atalay, a member of parliament from the ruling AKP party, told private news channel NTV via telephone that two police officers were among the wounded.

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Syria launches missiles at Israeli jets

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is delivering a message to the Zionist entity through targeting Israeli aircrafts over Syria's Quneitra, Israeli daily Maariv said on Tuesday, few hours after Damascus announced it had shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone.

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Philippine President Duterte 'Ordered Extrajudicial Killings When He Was a Mayor'

Empowering police forces to shoot to kill any individual whom they claim to suspect of drug crimes, with or without evidence, undermines justice. As well as police operations, many have been the victims of extra-judicial killings from unknown assailants.

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Ex-Filipino militiaman testifies Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings as mayor

Duterte's son, Paolo, now the vice mayor of Davao City, was also implicated Thursday; Matobato said the younger Duterte ordered the 2014 slaying of billionaire Richard King, in a fight over a woman. Matobato's alleged that a death squad abducted and executed four bodyguards of Prospero Nograles, a rival of Duterte's. Duterte himself has variously denied and confirmed that he was responsible for the squads, and even that he's personally killed criminals .

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Assad Must Stop Blocking Aid to Aleppo

The U.S. military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to coordinate attacks with Russian Federation under the Syria cease-fire deal partly in order to target militants the U.S.

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S Korea 'has secret plan to annihilate Pyongyang'

China responded Monday to calls that it needs to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program by saying that American officials were truly to blame for inciting conflict on the Korean Peninsula. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, formerly the country's chief nuclear negotiator, arrived in Beijing on Monday and was seen entering the country's embassy, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported .

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Witness says Philippines president ordered killings of about 1000

Meanwhile, Wilnor Papa, a campaign officer for the Manila office of Amnesty International, said the problem of impunity was coming to a head partly due to the failure of previous governments, which failed to prosecute Duterte. " Hindi ko sinisiraan si President [I am not slandering the President]", Motabato said. "He also described witnessing Duterte "[empty] two Uzi magazines" on a National Bureau of Investigation official in 1993.

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The Man Who Started Brazil President's Impeachment Has Now Been Impeached Himself

A banner that reads in Portuguese "Cunha Out!" is placed on the floor of the Chamber of Deputies during Eduardo Cunha's trial. About 20 of those are from his PMDB party, the biggest in Brazil and also Temer's party. "The current administration adopted the agenda of removing me from office", he said, adding that he planned to publish a book telling about the behind-the-scenes dealings that led to the impeachment of Rousseff.

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Turkey says civilians return to Syrian town

Erdogan earlier said Obama had floated the idea of such cooperation during meetings at a summit of G20 leaders in China this week, the daily Hurriyet reported. "We said, 'Let our soldiers come together, whatever is necessary will be done, '" he said. Turkey has previously supplied electricity to the area but stopped in October 2012 amid the civil war in Syria, said the official.

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S Korea, US want strongest response yet to North's N-bomb test

The Guam-based bombers trained with Japanese aircraft, which later conducted a handoff in global airspace with South Korean fighter jets, according to a statement from the U.S. "Neither sanctions nor provocation nor pressure can ever bring down the position of the DPRK as a full-fledged nuclear weapons state, and highhanded political and military provocations of the enemies will only invite a merciless nuclear strike which will lead them to a final ruin", North Korea's state media said.

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Syria is delaying humanitarian aid in violation of cease-fire, United Nations says

However, the United Nations envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said despite the dramatic drop in violence since the cease-fire took effect on Monday, the humanitarian aid flow that was supposed to follow had not materialized. An official in an Aleppo-based Syrian rebel group said worldwide parties had told him aid was now due to be delivered on Friday. Egeland said that "armed men will block the drivers from reaching women and children" in need if the proper permits were not presented.

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Colin Powell Obliterates Trump As A 'National Disgrace' In Newly Uncovered Emails

As it turns out, Colin Powell just might be the only Republican making sense in this freakish presidential election. Powell did, however, write that Hillary "is a friend". Not all of Powell's criticisms were directed at the candidates for president, though. However Peggy Cifrino, a Powell aide, confirmed to CNN that the emails are accurate.

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Donald Trump is starting to repeatedly needle Hillary Clinton's 'stamina'

Health issues have dominated the race for November's election since a dizzy spell forced Mrs Clinton, 68, to leave a 9/11 ceremony in NY on Sunday. The statement was part of medical information Clinton's campaign released Wednesday after her pneumonia diagnosis last week.

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Nepal PM arrives in India on four-day visit

Dahal, more famous by his nom de guerre Prachanda, is on his first visit overseas as PM since taking office early last month. The Prime Minister will seek Indian's support to build another 400 mw hydro power plant in Nepal, Adhikari added.

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Steph Curry hopes for changes to LGBT law in North Carolina

Gov. Pat McCrory is attributing the latest financial pushback against North Carolina for a law limiting anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people to politics, particularly the closely-watched fall elections for president and for his own job in the state.

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No logjam on judges' appointments, SC told

The SC's Constitution benches, while wresting from the executive the power to select judges for the higher judiciary through two judgments in the 1990s, had said that the HCs should ideally initiate the process to fill up a vacancy six months before it arose.

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Former prime minister Brian Mulroney says current immigration process just fine

For data on the Conservative leadership race, the margin of error is 2.48 per cent, 19 times out of 20. Expect Conservative MPs to have a general discussion on maintaining caucus unity during the leadership race when they hold their retreat Tuesday and Wednesday in Halifax.

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Bali tourist boat explosion kills at least one and injures 13

The tourist vessel was roughly 600 feet (200 meters) from port when flames took hold, said Heronimus Guru, deputy of operations for the National Search and Rescue Agency. Photographs of badly-injured victims being carried ashore have been widely shared on social media. "Most of them were foreigners", he said. Schnöll said the Austrians were not part of a tour group but had organised the holiday themselves.

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Israel slaps down Syrian claim over downed jet

Fire from Syria hit the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights on Wednesday, the military said, the latest in a string of incidents ratcheting up tension between the uneasy neighbours. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six Day War of 1967, before Syrian forces briefly re-took the city in 1973 and it was nearly completely destroyed in the subsequent Israeli victory and withdrawal.

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Russian military launches live drone feed from Aleppo to monitor truce

Moscow wants the U.N. Security Council to endorse the agreement when it meets next Wednesday, according to Ambassador Vitaly Churkin. "We've seen violations by both sides", he said , adding, "we're continuing to monitor this very closely".

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Missouri Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto, Eliminate Carry Permit Requirement

Missouri lawmakers have overridden a veto of a sweeping gun measure which allows people to carry a concealed weapon without training or a permit. A veto override requires a two-thirds majority in each chamber - 109 House votes and 23 Senate votes.

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Juncker reviews woes facing European Union, calls for Syria policy

Instead, Juncker will warn that the remaining European Union governments should narrow their differences on addressing many problems facing their economies and societies. Twenty-two of the EU's 28-member states are also members of the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance, headquartered in Brussels , but Juncker insisted the bloc's military ambitions would not undercut this key relationship.

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President Duterte slams Media who spin stories "I didn't say Pu*****mo Obama"

President Barack Obama and controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte bumped into each other while attending a dinner of world leaders here Wednesday, exchanging niceties after Obama canceled an earlier sit-down because of vulgar comments Duterte directed toward him in public.

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GST Will Unleash Significant Economic Activity: Barack Obama

The Summits will be attended by Heads of State of the 10 ASEAN and 18 East Asia Summit Participating Countries. Speaking in China, an ally of Pakistan, Modi said: "There are some nations that use terror as an instrument of state policy". Addressing the Summit for the third time, Modi said he was "delighted to renew close bonds of friendship" with ASEAN. PM Modi held bilateral talks with his Laotian counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit and discussed regional ...


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