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Obama Says Group Is Weakening

This was the most recent of the president's meetings to emphasize the whole-of-government approach needed to defeat ISIL. Then Obama was asked about whether he trusted Trump with nuclear weapons. "So we're going to test and see if we can get something that sticks, and if not, then Russian Federation will have shown itself very clearly to be an irresponsible actor on the world stage that is supporting a murderous regime".

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World Vision investigates Israeli claims of aid diverted to Hamas

Nearly immediately after the indictment against the UNDP employee was announced , pro-Israel pressure group "UN Watch" urged action at what it called "the apparently pervasive subversion in Gaza of UN and other global humanitarian aid funds by Hamas".

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Turkey's President Erdogan Seeks Closer Ties With Putin

Calling Putin his "dear friend", Erdogan said after the meeting in St. Petersburg that Turkey is ready to implement a natural gas pipeline project with Russian Federation and a deal to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant. In addition, Turkey has tense relations with the European Union over the migrant influx and Ankara's demand to have its citizens be granted visa-free travel.

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Trump pledges to cut corporate tax rate and regulations

State Department and covert and other government operations in Benghazi, Libya and subsequently orchestrate, plan, and execute the now infamous September 11, 2012 attack", the lawsuit says. "To back away now, as Trump wants to do, would set the world back decades - years we could never recover", the statement from Ruckelshaus and Reilly says.

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Putin says Erdogan's visit is "desire to restore relations"

Russia and Turkey took a big step towards normalizing ties Tuesday when Russian President Vladimir Putin met his visiting Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, at a time when both countries have strained relations with the West. The Turkish president also said he appreciated his Russian counterpart's support following the defeated July 15 coup. -Turkish ties, with some Turkish officials implying the USA could have been behind the coup.

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SC refuses to consider plea for probe report into NEET row

Dave and Justice L. Nageswara Rao said: "We don't want to monitor". NEET aspirant Anshul Sharma said in the petition that the primary investigations carried out by the Uttarakhand police points out that five persons (one from Delhi and four from Bihar) belonging to an inter-state racket were arrested on July 23, a day before the entrance exam.

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Judge denies Blagojevich's bid to lighten 14-year sentence

Speaking at the hearing Tuesday, assistant US attorney Debra Bonamici countered the notion that Blagojevich is a fundamentally changed man, noting how he has expressed remorse for having made "mistakes" rather than for "committing crimes". Subdued for much of the two-hour hearing, Blagojevich wiped tears from his eyes when his daughters, 13-year-old Annie and 20-year-old Amy, made statements in court.

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Protest lodged with Beijing over rise in Chinese ships around Senkakus

The rapid construction of the hangars, however, "indicates that this is likely to change". HONG KONG-Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos said Tuesday that he wants to focus on points of common interest with China such as tourism and commercial fishing as part of efforts to smooth relations with Beijing roiled by the South China Sea dispute.

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GST will end tax terrorism, make consumer 'king': PM

The house voted on the amendments of the bill proposed by the Rajya Sabha and secured a total of 429 votes in favour of the GST bill . Interestingly, the Congress reminded the government today that it had got the Bill passed in the Lok Sabha a year ago by the sheer dint of its numerical strength and not consensus.

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Trump suggests '2nd Amendment people' could stop Clinton

Trump did not elaborate on his meaning. In a joint statement, William D. Ruckelshaus and William K. Reilly say that Trump has showed "a profound ignorance of science and of the public health issues embodied in our environmental laws" and that Clinton is "committed to reasonable, science-based policy".

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Turkish court issues arrest warrant for US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen

Before Turkey formally requests Gulen's extradition, the USA said it needed further evidence of his involvement in the coup attempt. The US has said it will only turn over Gulen if Turkey provides direct evidence linking the 75-year-old cleric to last month's failed coup attempt that left at least 230 people dead.

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As ASEAN falters, Japan, Australia, US chide China on territorial claims

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, attends the 23rd Asean Regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. "That's why we urge other countries in the region to lower the temperature", he told a news conference after 90 minutes of talks with the bloc's ministers.

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Japan pledges to seek global nuclear disarmament on 71st Hiroshima anniversary

Obama in May became the first sitting USA president to visit Hiroshima , and Matsui quoted part of the speech Obama delivered at the same venue in which he said "those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear, and pursue a world without them".

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Gunmen raid market in northeast India, kill 12

In another picture the same gunman is seen sitting behind a makeshift stall in the Balajan Tiniali market, about 12 km from Kokrajhar . "It has been a tactic with the militants to attack soft targets". They engaged in a gun fight with the security forces following which some may have managed to give the slip sources say. "The Home Minister keeps on talking about terrorism".

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Caleb Thomas Schwab 'was decapitated' on world's tallest water slide

The Kansas City, Kansas Police department also released details about Schwab's death early Monday evening. The child was riding the world's tallest water slide at the Schlitterbahn Water Park when the incident happened. Authorities still aren't certain of the circumstances that surrounded the accident, but police officials said Monday night that a neck injury directly led to his death.

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Swedish Evangelical Church to bomb Daesh with Bibles

The Bibles, which don't require electricity, are about the size of pill boxes and feature a digital display. "Our ambition is to pass on the hope and love that can fit in the Christian gospel to a population living in closed areas where human rights are denied it".

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New images appear to show United Kingdom special forces on ground in Syria

Images appearing to show United Kingdom special forces on the ground in Syria emerged Monday, seemingly showing British troops and army vehicles patrolling near a rebel army base close the the Syria-Iraq border. The images, published by the BBC , are said to date from June and are the first showing United Kingdom forces on the ground in Syria. Nine rebels were killed during the attack, as reported by The Telegraph.

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Japan's Emperor Hints At Wanting To Abdicate ... But He Can't Say It

The 82-year-old monarch said that following two operations he anxious that he could no longer perform his "heavy duties" as "the symbol of the state". Abdication isn't expected to happen soon, and would require parliament to approve a change in the law. "I am anxious that it may become hard for me to carry out my duties as the symbol of the state with my whole being as I have done until now", he said.

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Russian and Turkish presidents meet to discuss restoring relations

A lawyer for Gulen said last week that Turkey's extradition bid lacked proof and would not succeed. Russians have been absent from Turkey's beaches this summer because of travel restrictions imposed during a freeze in relations. "We have certainly spoken to our Turkish counterparts on unhelpful rhetoric". The Syrian issue, Putin said, will however require a separate meeting.

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Japan FM protests to China over ships around disputed island

It's for their aircraft. In 2008, both the countries had a mutual agreement to maintain cooperation on resources development in the area but no official border was drawn between them. China, and other counties in Asia, in particular South Korea, feel that Japan has never properly atoned for its aggression before and during World War Two.

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Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen capital resume, airport shut: residents

Ahmed is the second United Nations envoy to try to broker peace talks between the Houthis and other factions in Yemen since full-scale war erupted in March 2015. Saudi Arabia and its mostly Gulf Arab allies intervened in Yemen's civil war in March 2015, after the armed Shiite Houthi movement, backed by Iran, had pushed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile in Saudi Arabia.

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Pakistan hospital blast kills at least 70

The claim could not be independently verified. This is not the first time either that a hospital has been attacked in Quetta after victim/s from an earlier attack were brought there. -Jan. 5: Taliban shoot and kill 15 Pakistani frontier police after holding them hostage for more than a year. ISIS was one of two Islamist militant groups to claim responsibility for the attack, but officials and analysts had doubts over whether it was behind it.

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PM to nudge states to pass GST Bill

Chennai: AIADMK's MPs walkout Rajya Sabha over the GST Bill in reality it only helped the government of Narendra Modi. The suggestion from the government to these states is to call a special Assembly session, if need be, to pass the bill, sources said.

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Shaw: Community Shield can 'kick-start season'

You can then just play your game and enjoy. "When you can win it is even more unbelievable but all the credit to Leicester as well, because they played a good game and they had a fantastic last season. "In training straight away the love and hunger for the game was there". "I didn't experience any complacency when I walked into the dressing room.

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BJP dubs GST as a 'revolution' in India's tax system

Unlike in Rajya Sabha, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's absence was castigated by the Congress, in the Lower House he was not only present when the debate began but also spoke. We were the first to bring the GST. Several speakers, including Mr. Moily, Dharmendra Yadav of SP and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, sought to know why Mr.

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Turkey's Erdogan says new chapter emerging in relations with Russia

Erdogan agreed with Putin and said Turkish-Russian solidarity would also help in resolving regional issues. The president of Turkey arrived in Russia Aug. Hakura said the deal could collapse, but Europe is better equipped to deal with the migrant challenge if it does, and was more likely to adopt a tougher line in their negotiations with Erdogan.

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Pakistanis mourn attack on lawyers and a deadly culture war

Medical staff said up to 60 of those slain in the bombing at a government hospital were lawyers who had gathered to mourn the assassination earlier on Monday of the president of the Baluchistan Bar Association, Bilal Anwar Kasi. Survivors later described scenes of panic as the blast ripped through the emergency room, littering it with body parts. Pakistan deployed extra police units outside court building.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate

Emperor Akihito said he hoped the duties of the emperor as a symbol of the state could continue steadily without any breaks. And, like his popular father Akihito, the heir apparent has warned that Japan must not downplay its early 20th-century militarism and actions in World War II - remarks seen as a rebuke to the nationalist stance of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe .

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Texas baby dies from Zika-linked defect

The baby is the first Zika-related death reported in the state. There have now been 12 confirmed cases of babies born with Zika-related microcephaly in America, and more than 400 pregnant women in the continental USA have evidence of Zika infection.

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U.K. Labour Challenger Smith Pledges New 'Industrial Revolution'

Mr Miliband avoided any direct criticism of Mr Corbyn in the clip, but said his rival had turned "vision" into a concrete programme. "But there are some old hands twisting young arms in this process, and I'm under no illusions about what's going on".

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Infant diagnosed with Zika dies in TX

It is the first case of a death from the mosquito-borne virus in the state. The baby, whose mother had traveled to Latin America during her pregnancy, died shortly after birth. Aside from mosquitoes, Zika can be spread through sexual contact in some cases, the CDC notes. Governor Scott said, "Today, we have learned that there are four new individuals that have local transmissions of Zika in our state, likely through a mosquito bite".

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US Backed Terrorists used Chemical Weapons in Aleppo

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to fears of reprisal, the sources said that a Russian warplane had struck a refugee camp near Aleppo's Atarib district with cluster bombs. About 50 rebels and dozens of regime troops have been killed since the assault kicked off on Sunday, according to the Observatory. The August 1 target date in the transition plan agreed to last December has come and gone, and all Kerry could say at a press conference on Aug.

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SHOOTING / American teen wins 1st gold of Rio Games

Thrasher was not expected to be in the top five. "What she achieved as a freshman in college is as good as anyone in the last 10 years or more", West Virginia rifle Coach Jon Hammond said. At the time, she was hoping to become a Gold Medal victor in figure skating. As the last shots of the final took place, Thrasher was just trying to stay focused on the task at hand.

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Trump and Gold Star family: NH GOP outrage grows

Indeed, just two weeks after a Republican National Convention that tried to focus on party unity, the Trump-driven rifts inside the GOP appear to be intensifying. "We need fighters in this country". Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. The primary for Ryan's House seat is next week and Ayotte's primary is next month.

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Infant is Texas' first Zika-related death

The infant passed away "shortly after birth" and had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, the state said. Scott said that state health officials are of the impression that local transmission of Zika virus remains limited to the Wynwood area.


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