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Former statistics chief questions Liberal promise of more independence

Shared Services Canada, an agency created by the former Conservative government that maintains Statistics Canada's IT system, has "significantly compromised" the independence of the data-gathering agency, Mr. Smith said the handling of the IT issue has him concerned about the government's intentions to follow through on a campaign pledge to give Statistics Canada greater independence from political intervention.

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Koreans anxious over nuke test, but indifferent to its outcomes

General Raymond Thomas, head of special operations command said the U.S. Is increasingly being held "nuclear hostage every day by the North Korean regime". The test was condemned by the global community and has led to increased tensions in the region with both China and USA trading blame for not working to restrict North Korea's nuclear program.

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Philippines accused of spreading Chinese 'whispers'

Hours before leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) met China's Premier Li Keqiang at the summit in Vientiane on Wednesday, the Philippines released photos purportedly showing Chinese vessels near a disputed chain of reefs and rocks in the South China Sea.

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World leaders at UN approve plan for refugee crisis

Pushing back against a tide of xenophobia which has gripped portions of Europe in recent years, thousands marched in central London on Saturday as they demanded the British government do more to help those forced from their homelands amid endless war in the Middle East and economic crises across Africa and beyond.

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Turkish police detain 40 foreigners suspected of IS links

The Turkish military launched Operation Euphrates Shield on August 24 to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the terror threat along Turkey's border using Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish armor, artillery, and jets.

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Syrian rebels don't want interference from U.S. forces: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Featured Image - A U.S. Army soldier assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force stands next to a truck modified for combat operations during a visit by U.S. The aid has been sitting at the border in a controlled customs area for a week. A rebel on video is heard saying: "We don't accept USA soldiers to fight with us, we are Muslim and not Kuffar [unbelievers]", one rebel said.

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Three-way coalition likely in Berlin after state elections

Commenting on a recent poll showing 82 percent of voters wanted a change in her migrant policy, she added: "If I knew what change in policy people wanted, I would be ready to consider it and to talk about it". The nationalist Alternative for Germany is setting its sights on next year's federal election and aiming for a double-digit result. The election also saw the Pirate Party voted out of state parliament, and the pro-business Free Democratic Party winning 6.7 percent of the vote - enough ...

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US Special Forces to back Turkish troops in Syria

The new U.S. move is meant to reinforce a Turkish offensive against Islamic State along the Syrian-Turkey border, and should not be a factor in the cease-fire worked out with Russian Federation, U.S. Secondly, the incident highlights the problems the USA has been having in identifying moderate Syrian rebels – despite spending billions of dollars "developing" them - and the fact that this is coming from the supposed allies in the FSA isnt actually surprising, ” Max Abrahms, an associate ...

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Assad calls raid that hit Syria army 'flagrant American aggression'

America apologised for bombing a base near Deir al Zor airport, insisting the intended target was Islamic State fighters. "You'll find over the next little while no doubt arguments or issues about why there wasn't more co-ordination or who was meant to be advising who", he said.

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Demands immediate safe passage for aid stuck at Syrian border

During the call, Kerry said the United States expects Russian Federation to use its influence on Syrian President Bashar Assad. The US warned Russian Federation yesterday (Friday) that it would not move ahead with a plan to target jihadist groups in Syria unless Moscow forced the regime to allow humanitarian aid into the besieged city of Aleppo .

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2 dead, 2 cops among 5 wounded in Philly rampage

Glenn's 9mm Ruger pistol had the serial number obliterated. The title on the envelope that Glenn carried actually contained the word "doomed", reported police. He then grabbed a woman and used her as a shield before shooting her in the leg. The chase continued and culminated with a shootout between the suspect and police.

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Naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan sought in NYC, NJ blasts

Ahmad Khan Rahami , a naturalized USA citizen from Afghanistan with an address in Elizabeth, New Jersey, should be considered armed and unsafe, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in one of a series of TV appearances just minutes after the photo was released.

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Make-or-break Florida is a dead heat between Trump and Clinton

Immediately." He went on: "Let's see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK. "It will be very risky". Clinton, who kept her remarks brief, did not address Trump directly during her acceptance speech but made subtle jabs at the Republican candidate.

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Minnesota mall stabbing might be realization of terror fears

He told the Star Tribune he had " no suspicion " that his son might have been involved in terrorist activity. Three attacks in three states in 12 hours. During a press conference Sunday, St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson confirmed they found Aden's auto in the mall parking lot and it's been impounded.

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Suspected Chlorine Attack Chokes Dozens in Aleppo

Syrian state media and an activist group are reporting that government forces and their allies have captured new ground on the edge of the contested northern city of Aleppo . "There are no military barracks here", said a young unidentified man in the video . "Most of those injured where women and children", he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

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Retaliate by surgical bombardment of terror camps in PoK: Swamy

He also accused the Prime Minister of destroying the strategic and diplomatic advantage over Pakistan and said: "Modi government has destroyed the entire matrix of our strategic and diplomatic advantage over Pakistan in two years". The army's director-general of military operations Ranbir Singh has blamed Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, which was implicated in an audacious attack on an Indian air force base in Pathankot in the northern state of Punjab in January that left seven ...

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Pros and cons of grammar schools in England

But backbencher Kate Hoey, who was educated at a grammar school, was a lone supportive voice on the Labour benches. TORY MPS have expressed "severe reservations" about Theresa May's plans to create a new generation of grammar schools . However, it's expected that this move will still invite criticism from some politicians, teaching unions and education campaigners. "Is Theresa May serious about returning to the days of labelling children failures at age 11?" asked Dr Bousted.

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Denmark says its jets took part in Syria strike

The Russian air force has been carrying out strikes across Syria to bolster Assad's forces for almost a year, and the two militaries work in close coordination. "I am pained and disappointed that a United Nations convoy has yet to cross into Syria from Turkey, and safely reach eastern Aleppo, where up to 275,000 people remain trapped without food, water, proper shelter or medical care", O'Brien said in a statement Monday.

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New Jersey blast as five questioned over NY bomb

Authorities were trying to determine if they were connected. The Guardian reported that the pressure cooker bombs used in New York City were found to have black powder residue which has been identified as Tannerite, which is widely used to mark shots in target shooting.

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VK Singh calls for probe into Uri attack

The jawans of the Dogra Regiment were sleeping in a tent which caught fire due to the explosion. Afterward, military helicopters hovered over the base as the army conducted what it described as "mopping up" operations. "I am deeply disappointed with Pakistan's continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups", he tweeted. Both nations claim the Himalayan province in its entirety.

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North Korea test rings alarm bell

South Korea said foreign minister Yun Byung-se and his counterparts Kerry and Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida will meet during the annual UN General Assembly to discuss putting further pressure on North Korea. Responding to a reporter's question as to how she would achieve that ambitious objective that has eluded administrations for two decades, she proposed to negotiate with North Korea using the approach to Iran she led as secretary.

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UN holds first-ever summit on world's 65.3 million refugees and migrants

The aim of the summit is bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. The organisation says that 65 million people are displaced around the world - marking the highest number since World War Two. "As you will see, my report was a strong one", Ban said. "The way the U.N. will handle the refugee crisis is if all of us countries within the U.N. step up and dig deep and face those political headwinds that we all face, to do more, to give more, to take on a greater ...

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India weighing options after Uri attack, PM chairs meeting

RSS has, apart from rare situations when PM Modi and in the past former PM Atal Bihar Vajpayee reaching out to Pakistan for dialogue, has maintained that negotiations or discussions on Kashmir are not an option and a soft stance makes India vulnerable to more attacks.

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Saudi police uncover IS-linked terrorist network; arrest 17

They are the latest arrests connected with the Sunni extremist group in Saudi Arabia. "Months-long efforts culminated in the foiling of a terrorist plot that was to be carried out by a network made up of three cluster cells connected to ISIS", the ministry said in a statement to the official Saudi Press Agency .

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Hillary Clinton healthy, ready to serve as US President - Doctor

Hillary Clinton is "healthy and fit to serve as president" despite her bout of bacterial pneumonia, her doctor has said. "My overall impression is that Mrs. A video surfaced on social media that appeared to show Clinton stumbling as she's assisted into a Secret Service vehicle when she leaves the ceremony.

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Naturalized citizen from Afghanistan sought in NYC blast

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a second device officers are investigating a few blocks from the scene of a Manhattan explosion appears to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a cellphone. No injuries were reported but the partial blast delayed the start of the race in which more than 5,000 runners participated. The device, a pressure cooker, was removed by the authorities.

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Smith: Labour must heed its Blairite heritage

Mr Corbyn has faced much criticism from his own MPs, having lost a confidence vote earlier in the summer. "But I don't think it's helpful to have parties within parties". Mr Corbyn will give a speech on the economy in central London where he will set out economic plans that he insists will ensure no-one is left behind.

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Turkey ready to join USA in capturing Syrian city from Islamic State

On Sunday, Turkey said IS fighters were pushed out of their last positions along the Turkish-Syrian border. Isik was speaking after a meeting in London with U.S. Erdogan said it is not ruled out that Turkish armed forces can take part in the operation for liberating Iraq's Mosul. Erdogan's comments on Raqqa were published in Turkish media, but there has been no confirmation from the US.

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Brazil left economically weakened after Paralympics come to a close?

Then Ricardinho, the star of Brazil's gold medal winning five-a-side Paralympic football team, brought out the national flag. "The Paralympic Games and the medals won by Chinese athletes will be a big motivation for them, reminding them that we can reach our goals if we train hard", Zhang added.

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Pakistan terms Uri attack a blatant attempt on India's part

Nawaz Sharif is going to raise Kashmir issue in his speech on in the 71st Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71) at UN Headquarters on 19 September 2016. Hours after the assault on an Army camp in Uri, Home Minister Rajnath Singh blamed Pakistan for the attack and called it a "terrorist state" which should be "identified and isolated".

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Trump using language that incites violence: Tim Kaine

That unscripted moment was widely interpreted as an invitation for gun rights supporters to take action if Clinton wins the November general election. "And this is a pattern that has been repeated over and over again, and I think this doesn't belong in any race, much less a race to be president of this country", Kaine said.

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North Korea Exchange After the Fifth Nuclear Test

North Korea's latest nuclear test triggered diplomatic aftershocks in Asia - and a growing concern that the volatile regime in Pyongyang may pose the first big test for the next USA president. However, given the fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test on September 9, following a series of ballistic missiles launches, Cho said he hoped Indonesia could play "a great role in solving this issue".

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Major Change In Hrithik Roshan- Shah Rukh Khan Clash In Christmas 2018

Mil Gaya. Reports initially claimed that Krrish 4 will clash with Aanand L Rai's next starring Shah Rukh Khan . We have previously also received several glimpses of the actor shooting for the film along with his co-star Anushka Sharma as well as director Imtiaz Ali on social media.

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Massive explosion after 'car bomb' strikes Turkish city

Van is a city about 100 km east of the border with Iran and has a mixed Kurdish and Turkish population on the shores of the lake of the same name. The district, normally busy, was more empty of traffic on Monday, the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

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UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants

Britain has "the right" to control its own borders, Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to tell world leaders at a major United Nations summit in NY, as she dismisses calls to provide more legal migration routes into the country. Christian Aid has joined this call and is pushing for urgent action to increase the places for refugee resettlement, as well as drastic reforms to the way refugee aid is now financed.


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