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Donald Trump's New Economic Plan Sounds a Lot Like Jeb Bush's

Terry Lundgren, the Economic Club of New York's chair, didn't attend Trump's speech . "That is why I think it is time to establish a national goal of reaching 43 percent economic growth", he said, adding "my great economist don't want me to say that, but I think we can do better than that".

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British envoy to Saudi Arabia converts to Islam, performs Haj

Picture released on November 1948 of Muslim pilgrims on Hajj, at the holy city of Mecca. Collis tweeted in Arabic that after living among Muslim cultures for thirty years he had converted to Islam prior to his marriage. His first ambassador post was in Doha, Qatar between 2005 and 2007. "Special congratulations to the ambassador and his wife", wrote Princess Basmah.

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Australia will hold a same-sex marriage vote

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull marked his first anniversary in office today by introducing the highly-contentious plebiscite Bill on marriage equality to Parliament. Addressing Parliament, the Labor Party's leader, Bill Shorten, called the vote a "platform for prejudice and a megaphone for hate speech". However, the proposal still needs to be signed off by parliament, including the Senate, where Labor looks set to block it because the government is proposing giving $7.5 million ...

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Conte has complete faith in Luiz ahead of defender's second Chelsea bow

In last week's match it was hard to miss Lucas great assist for Jamie Vardy's goal against Liverpool , but in return, Lucas put in a performance good enough to earn him another start. After four games with Antonio Conte at the helm, Chelsea have dropped just two points, in the form of a draw away at Swansea last weekend. In the 2-2 draw against Swansea on Sunday , Costa scored both of Chelsea's goals and was nearly impossible to keep down.

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Eleven martyred in attack on Mardan courthouse

One attacker ran into a church, and it was unclear if explosives were detonated. Four gunmen launched the attacked at 5:50 am in the morning, and started indiscriminate firing inuring the security guard. Jamaat-ur-Ahrar's spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, vowed to stage more attacks in a statement sent to Reuters . This was second attack on Pakistan's legal community within a month.

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Philippines | Witness says President Duterte ordered killings of 1000

On this claim , Mr Duterte's spokesman, Martin Andanar, said "I don't think he is capable of giving those orders". Matobato also claimed to have overheard Duterte order the bombing of mosques in Davao as retaliation for an attack on a cathedral.

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No new centralised powers: EU chief Tusk

Banks are making contingency plans to move some of their operations to continental Europe if Britain does not negotiate access to the bloc's single market after Brexit. Just this week, the foreign minister of founding member Luxembourg suggested Hungary should be suspended or expelled from the European Union over its dealings with refugees and other human rights issues.

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China says opposes 'unhelpful' unilateral North Korea sanctions

He said that more troubling was the recent test successes may give Pyongyang a false sense of confidence. While declining to comment on the details of North Korea's current preparations, Moon reiterated the fact that Pyongyang has "completed its preparations for carrying out a nuclear test at any time".

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Woman charged over ISIS Notre Dame plot

Fingerprints belonging to the woman, identified as 29-year-old Ornella G ., were found in the Peugeot auto abandoned on Sept 4. close to the tourist attraction. Police on Thursday also arrested her alleged accomplice southeast of Paris - Ines Madani, 19, the daughter of the owner of the vehicle. He wrote on Telegram: "Women, sisters, go on, attack".

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Ex-auto racer's father strangles wife, shoots self

Orange police Lt. Fred Lopez announced the cause of death Thursday in the apparent murder-suicide involving 68-year-old Robert Gordon and 57-year-old Sharon Gordon. Racer Dale Earnhardt Jr., who has won multiple NASCAR championships, tweeted that he was praying for the Gordon family. "Robby mentioned his dad gave me my first ride and that he was always so proud of me, was a big fan and bragged about me", Johnson said Thursday at the NASCAR Chase Media Day in Chicago.

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Clinton lead over Trump drops to just one per cent

A video footage taken by a bystander showed Ms Clinton becoming dizzy as she attempted to get into a waiting vehicle. She also repeatedly sidestepped questions about when her running mate Tim Kaine was informed. The letter from Clinton's doctor made no mention of her weight, a key part of any medical exam, nor did a similar letter released a year ago. With just 54 days until the election, "Sitting at home was pretty much the last place I wanted to be", she said.

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Clinton and Trump Remain Even Ahead of US Presidential Elections

After she become "overheated", "dizzy" and "dehydrated" at the 9/11 ceremony, Bardack examined Clinton at her suburban NY home. The episode, caught on video, was attributed to dizziness and dehydration. The Republican nominee provided a letter from his doctor declaring him in "excellent physical health", but acknowledged he would like to lose some weight.

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Obama designates first US Atlantic marine monument

Senior administration officials say the same presidential authority has been invoked more than a hundred times by some 16 presidents to protect national treasures like the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. Fully protected marine reserves are to be set up around the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific and St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Ascension in the South Atlantic.

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ISIS Expelled From Border, Turkey-Backed Rebels Seize 20 Villages

The operation, called Euphrates Shield, was also aimed at stopping the advance of US-backed Kurdish forces, which are also battling the extremist group. The city of Homs, Syria's third largest, is largely under government control, with only one neighborhood still held by rebels. On Sunday, they took control of the villages of Ganime and Suveya, west of Jarabulus, as well as Kadikoy (El Kadi), the last Daesh-controlled village along the Turkish-Syrian border.

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Obama Vows Tougher Sanctions on North Korea After Missile Launch

That flew 500 kilometres towards Japan, far exceeding the range of the country's previous sub-launched missiles. Last month, it successfully tested a submarine-launched missile and development of those missiles would add a weapon that is harder to detect before launch.

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MPs and analysts issue fresh nuclear warnings over Hinkley Point project

Chinese state media on Thursday welcomed Britain's approval for the Hinkley Point nuclear plant but attacked "China-phobia" in London, after new conditions were attached to the mammoth project. The Chinese state-backed firm that is investing in Hinkley, CGN, intends to take a majority stake in another reactor at Bradwell, in Essex. Agreement was also reached at that stage on a partnership to develop nuclear power stations at Sizewell, on the eastern English coast in Suffolk, and at Bradwell ...

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Brazil's ex-Speaker faces losing seat over Swiss bank accounts

But authorities in Switzerland later gave information to a corruption inquiry in Brazil stating that Mr Cunha and his wife, Claudia Cruz, were beneficiaries of secret accounts worth about $5m (£3.7m). His Twitter account, where he often posts passages from the Bible, was dormant, and local media reported he was holed up in his apartment in Brasilia .

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Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia

United States voters are increasingly convinced that Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton has health issues, a new poll showed. Both candidates, among the oldest ever to run for the White House, have been under intense pressure to share more medical information.

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UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant

General Electric Co said it will receive US$1.9 billion (RM7.85 billion) for a contract to supply steam turbines, generators and other equipment to the Hinkley Point C project, the United Kingdom's first new nuclear power plant in decades. Institute of Directors (IoD) chair Lady Barbara Judge said: "As reliable low-carbon technology, the IoD believes nuclear has to be part of the energy mix".

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Three and Out: Oakland Raiders @ New Orleans Saints

Del Rio wouldn't say what went into the decision to do it with the game on the line, only that it was not an off-the-cuff move. Williams, technically a second-year player out of Florida State who spent his rookie season on injured reserve, started against Oakland.

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Theresa May had a 'wobble' over Northern Powerhouse plans, says George Osborne

Mr Osborne, now a Tory backbencher, will today launch the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, claiming: "The Northern Powerhouse is here to stay". The Northern Powerhouse is a vision to enable the cities and counties of our region to become greater than the sum of their parts and compete together on an worldwide stage.

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Witness says Philippine President ordered killings that left 1000 dead

Edgar Matobato , 57, testified in front of a nationally televised senate committee hearing on Thursday about what he was ordered to do as a militiaman in Duterte's notorious Davao Death Squad for almost 25 years. When it was launched, Mr Nkaissery praised it as one of the best in the market. Most of the bodies were buried at a quarry owned by a Davao policeman as well as an empty plot of land elsewhere, he said.

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Police Charge Man With Arson At Mosque Attended By Orlando Gunman

Days after the Florida mosque that had been attended by the Orlando Pulse nightclub gunman was set on fire, the sheriff's department of St. Lucie County says it has arrested Joseph Michael Schreiber, 32. He told police in a 911 call that he had pledged allegiance to the head of the Islamic State militant group, but investigators do not believe he had assistance from outside organizations.

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Philippine President Duterte ordered killings of 'political rivals,' claims witness

Speaking during a senate hearing investigating the Philippine president's anti-crime crackdown, Edgar Matobato said he heard Duterte, as mayor of Davao city in the early 1990s, give instructions to carry out extrajudicial killings. Duterte has immunity from lawsuits as a president, but de Lima said that principle may have to be revisited now. They are mere hearsay. "They were killed like chickens ", he said.

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Some officers selling arms to Boko Haram — Nigerian military

A Boko Haram suspect, who is number 105 on the wanted list of the Nigerian Army , has been arrested by troops in Yobe State. He was declared wanted on August 14 alongside two others. We are relying on the relevant laws of the land and in particular the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 (as amended) where Nigerians could be punished for failure to disclose information about terrorists or terrorists activities.

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US praises India's 'generosity and focus' in helping Afghanistan

She said her country was ready to work with the Afghan government through the recently-constituted High Level Mechanism to address border concerns but no one "should expect Pakistan to fight Afghanistan's war on its soil". In the wake of the deadly August 24 attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan provided Pakistan with evidence that prompted the Pakistan military to conduct combing operations in a few key areas along the border.

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Shivpal Yadav resigns from UP cabinet after meeting Akhilesh

Shivpal's wife Sarla also gave resignation from the post of District Cooperative Bank Chairperson, Etawah, and son Aditya gave resignation as Chairman of Pradeshik Cooperative Federation, the sources added. Shivpal hit back shortly thereafter by getting his man Friday Deepak Singhal on the chief secretary's chair, despite stiff opposition from Akhilesh, who did not approve of the 1982 batch IAS officer, because of allegedly shady past.

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Hours after hard-line speech, Trump says 'there's softening' in his immigration plan

Dallas Morning News : Donald Trump's surprise visit to Mexico - just hours before his major speech on immigration - sparked an angry backlash on both sides of the border. "Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation, that is what it means to have laws and to have a country", he said. Jacob Monty, a lawyer from Houston, said he was resigning from Mr Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, while and Alfonso Aguilar, the president of the Latino ...

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Delhi Cabinet 'missing' in midst of health scare

The fourth death was of a 38-year-old Nazish, sister-in-law of Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan, who died of dengue shock syndrome at Apollo Hospital on August 12. "In such a situation why is the Delhi government being blamed?" AIIMS has also witnessed six deaths, including one by chikungunya, since September 1, 2016.

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Conservative party leads in Croatia elections, preliminary poll show

It has also fueled nationalist rhetoric amid heightened tensions with Serbia. Gordan Jandrokovic, a senior HDZ member and former foreign minister, said the result would allow his party to outmaneuver the Social Democrats to lead the next cabinet.

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Oil prices retreat on global glut worries

Oil prices rose about 1 percent or more on Thursday after tracking a rally in gasoline futures sparked by a delayed restart of the main gasoline line at Colonial Pipeline, the No. But production rose by 0.4% to 8.493 million barrels per day. Gasoline futures shot up after sources said BP Plc BP.L will cut production this weekend by at least 50 percent on the large crude distillation unit for repairs at its 413,500 barrel per day Whiting, Indiana refinery.

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Clinton health charity to separate from foundation if Hillary wins

The former president said he talked to his wife before Wednesday's rally and she should be back on the campaign trail Thursday. A spokesman for Mr. Clinton reportedly cleared up the mistake within minutes, telling Politico that the 42nd president meant to say pneumonia.

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Obama ready to ease Myanmar sanctions after Suu Kyi meeting

Normalising ties with Myanmar (along with Washington's lifting of its arms embargo on Vietnam) has been one of the few concrete diplomatic coups achieved under the overall U.S. "To lift sanctions prior to tangible change for suffering communities would be a disservice to those vulnerable peoples who deserve global protection", it said.

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Reagan shooter Hinckley freed from mental hospital

The now 61-year-old has moved back in with his 90-year-old mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. The man who shot President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to leave a Washington D.C. The judge ruled that Hinckley is prepared to re-enter the community, and will do so under a series of conditions. Hinckley's visits turned into monthly 17-day visits, Washingtonian reported .

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Israel Denies Syrian Report of Downed Israeli Warplane, Drone

An Israeli military spokeswoman told AFP the projectile was most likely not intentional, rather spillover from 'internal fighting in Syria '. Several hours ago, the Israeli Army claimed that a " projectile " was sacked from the Syrian side.


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