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Niger soldiers kill 38 Boko Haram extremists in operation

The Nigerian military has dismissed a Boko Haram video threatening to abduct and behead President Muhammadu Buhari as a "photoshop" and "complete joke", claiming that Boko Haram no longer has the capacity for large-scale attacks and is merely trying to intimidate villagers into a distorted perception of their strength.

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Clinton Foundation president rebuts Trump's 'pay-for-play' accusations

The Clintons are hosting a ritzy fundraiser on Friday night to raise money for the Clinton Foundation, while also belatedly celebrating Bill Clinton's 70th birthday, Politico reported Wednesday night. While Shalala did say the donors would be disclosed, she did not clarify whether it would be before the November election. "They waited so long they released that email".

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'Hard core' Brexit talks not before end of 2017: Van Rompuy

He said British Prime Minister Theresa May had told him the negotiations could be formally triggered in January or February. 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.

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Trump jokes about Clinton assassination

Several black Republicans have also expressed disgust at Trump's connections with the birther movement. "It's about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four years of their lives", Clinton said Thursday during a campaign stop in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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'Many Wounded' In Explosion In Eastern Turkey

There were no deaths in the attack, which the security sources blamed on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a militant group that has carried out auto bomb attacks in the southeast and the capital Ankara this year. The attack came a day after Ankara replaced 28 elected mayors with appointees, mostly in the Kurdish dominated east of the country. 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 ...

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Lyon explains decision not to sign Emmanuel Adebayor

The former Arsenal, Tottenham, Real Madrid and Manchester City striker is without a club after leaving Crystal Palace this summer. The 32-year-old, who scored one goal in 15 appearances in all competitions for Palace, was reportedly close to joining Fulham on deadline day in August.

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Bale and Cristiano to miss Espanyol game

Bale was substituted midway through the second half of Wednesday's last-gasp 2-1 Champions League comeback win over Sporting CP and Zidane is not willing to take any chances with the Wales global. They are replacing Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who will miss the match. "We have many games", he added. "We always have to think about the team".

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Kolkata celebrates canonisation of Mother Teresa

A throng of faithful crowds St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis' Mass for Mother Teresa . Mother Teresa set up her Missionaries of Charity in the slums of Kolkata , in 1950 and established her headquarters in the Indian city for almost half a century.

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Trump seeks disarming of Clinton bodyguards

That ended the businessman's long history of stoking unfounded doubts about the nation's first African-American president, a history that made some moderate Republicans and persuadable voters uncomfortable. Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Miami, Florida. Trump has often cited the country as a model of a failed state, warning that if Clinton is elected, she'll turn the US into Venezuela.

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British hacker Lauri Love faces extradition to US

His lawyers say he could face up to 99 years in prison if found guilty. She said Love, who has Asperger's Syndrome, "suffers from both physical and mental health issues", but ruled that the USA prison system is capable of meeting his needs.

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United States stocks open lower amid oil prices slide, rate hike concern

Reports on Tuesday showed China's industrial production, investment and retail sales all exceeded economist estimates in August. The dollar followed gains in US yields, which spiked after a 30-year Treasury bond auction in which some investors withheld bids.

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Syria ceasefire deal in balance

The spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, told the Interfax news service that rebel troops continued to fire artillery against government forces and had not separated themselves from units loyal to a former affiliate of al-Qaeda that both the United States and Russian Federation have deemed a terrorist organisation.

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EU chief says start of Brexit talks "likely" early next year

Speaking after Merkel, Hollande said Europe could only move forward after Britain s shock vote to leave if it identified clear priorities that "meet the expectations of Europeans". "It was unclear whether Renzi has been invited to take part in the news conference". In a statement, the group said it was committed to reform of an European Union in which closer integration allowed for strong national parliaments and free movement of people - while member states should be able to decide ...

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Russian Federation pushes for UN Security Council backing of Syria deal

Sergei Kapitsyn said the rebels fired on government positions overnight, wounding two Syrian soldiers and prompting the Syrian army to move their weapons back to the road to prevent the rebels from advancing. Earlier on Thursday, activists said the cease-fire was still holding despite some violations. Other officials have said they believe there is no veto authority on either side, and that the US would bear no responsibility if a Russian strike kills civilians.

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Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 'early next year'

But they delivered few concrete commitments on ways to bridge the deep differences. The issue of security was also key following deadly terror attacks in France and Belgium, and with the bloc facing its biggest migration crisis since World War II as refugees flee war in Syria and the Middle East.

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North Korea foreign minister defends nuclear test at summit

In March 2013, a statement by a spokesperson for North Korea's foreign affairs issued a blatant warning to the U.S. North Korea says it's ready to launch another attack against " provocations " by the United States. The United Nations previously imposed sanctions on North Korea for three tests it carried out in 2006, 2009 and 2013. South Africa shares the concerns of the global community regarding the nuclear weapon- and delivery system-related activities of the DPRK, the country's ...

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Uzbekistan President dies after 25yr ruling

Mourners wept and threw flowers into the street as President Islam Karimov's funeral cortege passed through the capital of Uzbekistan. His brutal quarter century rule earned him a reputation as one of the region's most brutal despots who ruthlessly stamped out opposition.

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New $38B Israeli aid deal signed

The agreement signed today by U.S. states that Israel will be liable to spend the funds on Israeli Military products and eventually all of the money will be spent on American military industries. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press during a visit to the Tel Nof Air Force base near the city of Rehovot in central Israel on August 17, 2016.

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John Kerry warns Russian Federation that Assad must allow aid into Aleppo

The closed-door consultations were scrapped after Moscow and Washington failed to agree on how disclose details of the ceasefire to the council. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are due to attend the council talks, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting.

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Philippines: Independent Investigation of Duterte Needed

The remaining 2,035 deaths were extrajudicial killings pulled off by unknown assailants. Alvarez said he wants to know the "true motive" behind Matobato's testimony, as he slammed De Lima for inaction during her stint as justice secretary and head of the Commission on Human Rights.

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White House plans to accept at least 110000 refugees in 2017

Obama is expected to announce the decision next week during the United Nations General Assembly meeting, despite USA despite public opinion. While the Obama administration does get to choose how many refugees the country takes in, Republicans and Democrats in the House have tried to increase the amount of vetting for refugees from Syria.

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Clinton fit to serve as President, says doctor

But at a rally in OH on Wednesday night, Trump said he hoped Clinton was improving but added that she was "lying in bed". Ms Clinton received a 10-day course of antibiotics, and since Sunday has rested at her home in Chappaqua, New York, where she 'continues to improve, ' Dr Bardack's letter said.

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Brexit down to 40 years of 'lies', Juncker

The EU Commission President, Jean- Claude Juncker , covered a number a topics in his speech in an attempt to bolster belief in the European dream tarnished by Brexit , splits between East and West, populism and a turgid economic outlook. Obama added: "I'll be honest, sometimes Europe has been complacent about its own defense". " Brexit is not a matter of punishment, it's not a matter of revenge", he said, addressing British eurosceptic members who have described him as an anti-British ...

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UN pleads for Syria aid access after truce extended

Under the deal, all sides were due to allow deliveries of food and other basic supplies to the battleground city of Aleppo after a ceasefire went into effect on Monday. The president emphasized that the USA will not proceed with the next steps in the arrangement with Russian Federation "until we see seven continuous days of reduced violence and sustained humanitarian access", the White House said.

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Islamic State loses border territory, Turkey says

The advance comes after Turkey launched an operation on August 24 created to drive IS away from the border and also prevent the advance of Kurdish fighters. Yildirim said criticisms of Turkey's clashes with Kurds in Syria "are without foundation". After capturing the Syrian border city of Jarablus, Turkish army forces continued their advance and entered Aleppo province, military sources reported on Sunday.

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London Fashion Week returns with big names hitting catwalk

This dynamic evolution of a fashion show affirms Ralph Lauren's commitment to his consumer, allowing her to wear what she falls in love with the moment she sees it. "I have always been inspired by the rugged beauty and romance of the American West", Lauren wrote. "I've been able to put in little cheeky accents, like my rose jacquard, like my pop-up pink gown, like my ribbon", she added.

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Clinton's Bodyguards Should Disarm, Says Trump

Friday's rally in northern Virginia, less than an hour drive from the White House, is the only event she's publicly committed to, though the Clinton campaign expects her to make additional appearances. Drawing on a frequently quoted line from her convention speech, Mrs. Obama said her husband had responded to those questions by "going high when they go low".

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Trump on unarmed Clinton guards: 'Let's see what happens'

Over the years, polls have shown that most Trump supporters and in some cases most Republicans doubt the president's US citizenship, even after the birth certificate release. First Lady Michelle Obama also criticized Trump during her 2016 campaign debut Friday, saying the choice for voters is "excruciatingly clear" between Clinton and a candidate who "traffics in prejudice, fear and lies".

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Syria regime must allow aid deliveries 'immediately'

France on Thursday called for Washington to disclose details of the Russian-US brokered Syria deal to its allies bombing jihadists in the war-torn country. In a press conference in Geneva on Thursday, de Mistura said that the Russian-US agreement on Syria led to "the reduction of violence" dramatically, adding that the agreement is still able to change "rules of the game" in Syria.

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Cauvery violence: NHRC issues notice to TN, Karna govts

Many private schools also declared holiday while majority of auto-rickshaws, taxis and private buses remained off the roads. Police halted traffic between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka after protesters began rioting and torching vehicles. The outfits demanded compensation from Karnataka for the damages caused. In the neighbouring Puducherry too shops remained closed while the government buses operated in lower numbers and private transport services remained off the roads.

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Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande seek new EU 'roadmap' at Bratislava summit

It is true that Europe has recently been shaken by all kinds of crises but as the same time it is my feeling that the best motto for the Bratislava meeting is that we must not let these crises go to waste. The Bratislava summit is meant to give the European Union a new sense of goal after the existential crisis triggered by Britain's shock referendum decision to quit the bloc.

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TSX holds its own as Energy slips

The S&P/TSX Composite Index climbed 12.83 points to 14,361.93 and the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index rose 4.00 points to 801.17 just before market close. The financials group fell 0.9 percent, with Toronto-Dominion Bank down 1.1 percent to C$57.33 and Bank of Nova Scotia declining 1.4 percent to C$68.64.

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Syrians begin returning home, two weeks into Turkish offensive

Objective Mr Erdogan gave few details of what the plan's objective would be or how it would work, but said that U.S. president Barack Obama had suggested the possibility of a joint operation in Raqqa. "We said this wouldn't be an issue from our standpoint". On Aug. 24, the Turkish army launched the Euphrates Shield cross-border operation to drive out IS and other terrorist militants through Free Syrian Army fighters, who are bolstered by Turkish weaponry, ammunition, artillery and jets.

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Trump, Clinton angle for national security advantage

The Clinton campaign disagreed, even going so far to attempt to fundraise off the event via an email with the subject line "Matt Lauer". What we learned from the "Commander-in-Chief" exercise the other night is: (a) neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is fastidious about facts, (b) Matt Lauer is a nice guy but not up to presidential politics, and (c) voters expecting better in the "real" debate September 26 should not hold their breaths.

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UKIP elects James to replace Farage as party leader

Shocked fellow guest Angela Eagle, Labour's former shadow business secretary, declared: "Ew, what a awful image". "I think there should be a law against it". The leader of Ukip's Welsh group, who Mr Farage has been fiercely critical of, has been replaced by a ten minute coffee break and a five minute speech by Nathan Gill, the man he ousted.


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