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Obama hopes there will be progress on Mosul by year-end

Along with the de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa, it's one of two strongholds that the USA and allied forces plan to pressure in simultaneous assaults that it hopes will cripple the terrorist group's military power in the region.

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Pimentel denies Senate panel request for custody of alleged ex-'DDS' hitman

Martin Andanar, a spokesperson for Mr Duterte, denied the allegation. There was no immediate reaction from Duterte, who has denied any role in extra-judicial killings when he was the longtime mayor of Davao and since becoming president.

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US flies bombers over South Korea again in show of force

The Chinese businesswoman's companies are responsible for sending materials to North Korea for nuclear weapons development, according to USA findings. However, the sanctions may only make North Korea feel hurt but won't effectively stop its nuclear program, analysts said. "The sanctions are not an effective solution", said Lü.

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Obama leads summit to aid refugees

Obama has been more cautious - critics would say timid - with the use of United States power, refusing to intervene to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The millions of refugees leaving war-torn Syria and other countries wracked by conflict have led to a backlash in some countries, including in the US, where Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has suggested banning Muslim immigrants.

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Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees To Skittles, Candy Company Responds

Kittos told ABC News he does photography as a hobby and took the Skittles photo while experimenting with different flash techniques in his living room six years ago, never expecting it to become part of a political campaign. "We respectfully refrain from further comment, as that could be misinterpreted as marketing". The Twitter post - showing the familiar "Trump-Pence 2016" logo with the presidential campaign slogan "Make America Great Again!" - was met with immediate scorn from users of ...

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NY bombings suspect Ahmad Rahami on Federal Bureau of Investigation radar back in 2014

Rahami also faces attempted charges in connection to his shootout with police. The court complaint describes Rahami buying bomb-making equipment so openly that he ordered citric acid, ball bearings and electronic igniters on eBay and had them delivered to a Perth Amboy, New Jersey , business where he worked until earlier this month.

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Turkish shelling kills six members of Kurdish force in Syria - Observatory

The rebels have also retaken the key border town of Jarabulus. In a statement on Friday, the Turkish military said one of its tanks was hit by ISIL fighters around 12:20pm local time, near the Syrian town of Tel el-Hawa. On the fifth day of the operation, a Turkish soldier was killed in clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Mr Erdogan gave few other details but said more discussions would follow.

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88 senators urge Obama to veto United Nations resolutions on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The letter , led by Sens. Speaking at the General Assembly annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations for the last time as president, Obama also said Russian Federation was trying to recover "lost glory" through force. Obama made the remarks in his final address to the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in NY on Tuesday. The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle for the efforts to ...

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Obama urges Israel end occupation and Palestinians accept Israel

I reiterate the United Nations position that there can be no justification for terror and violence. Moreover, with its emphasis on "one-sided" United Nations resolutions, the missive leaves room for USA peace parameters, which would be presented as a balanced proposal.

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Number of those wrongly given citizenship higher than initially reported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials found an additional 315,000 with criminal records or final deportation orders did not have digital fingerprints on file, meaning they could apply without accurate background information available.

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USA holds Russian Federation responsible for deadly aid convoy hit in Syria

A United Nations humanitarian aid convoy in Syria was hit by airstrikes Monday as the Syrian military declared that a U.S. Meanwhile, US officials have told the BBC that two Russian war planes were responsible for the attack. The ISSG is thus to reconvene in NY this week. And British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it's "the only show in town". And the country's foreign ministry spokeswoman said the United States government had "no facts" to support its claim, adding: "We have nothing ...

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Syrian Military Declares End To Cease-Fire; Aid Convoy Comes Under Attack

The brother of an aid worker who was killed when an aid convoy was attacked in Syria said the Red Crescent staffer was overseeing the unloading of trucks when a bomb hit the warehouse, killing him inside his vehicle. But while the agreement has led to a significant reduction in fighting over the past week, violence has been increasing in recent days, and a planned delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo - one of the first steps in the deal - has been ...

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United Nations suspends Syria aid convoys after deadly strike

Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman denied on Tuesday an assertion by US officials' that they believe Moscow was responsible for the airstrike in the rebel-controlled town of Uram al-Kubra, west of Aleppo city. The Kremlin has denied responsibility for the strike. Senior officials from 23 nations emerged from a one-hour meeting on Syria at a NY luxury hotel with little more than an agreement to meet again, on Friday, about how to end a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and ...

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Leaders at UN Refugee Summit Vow to Double Number of Resettled

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum has concluded a recent visit to NY, comprised of two days of meetings focused on the ever-growing global refugee and migrant crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon congratulated member states saying the summit represents a breakthrough their our collective efforts address the challenges of human mobility.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation says it looked into NY bombing suspect 2 years ago

The disclosure of the father's contacts with the Federal Bureau of Investigation raises questions about whether there was anything more law enforcement could have done at the time to determine whether Rahami had terrorist aspirations. Hours after engaging in a gun battle with police, the suspect in a series of blasts in NY and New Jersey was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

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Duterte says he is 'not a fan' of US

Check it out", referring to the slur language Duterte had supposedly used to refer to Obama. The start of the trip was overshadowed by tense moments on the tarmac when Chinese officials clashed with White House aides and appeared to have failed to secure a staircase for Mr Obama's plane - moments that exploded on social media.

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17 killed in Congo protests

Hundreds took to the streets of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Monday to oppose an election delay which they call an effort by President Joseph Kabila to stay in power beyond the end of his mandate in late December. The ruling party has however denied this saying the country's constitution bars Kabila from running for a third term. Almost 200 people were believed to have been arrested by Congo authorities on Monday and the United Nations received reports of excessive use of force by security ...

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Black Queens paired with Nigeria, Kenya, Mali in AFCON championship

In Group A, there is hosts Cameroon, South Africa, Egypt and Zimbabwe. The championship will commence on 19 November with the Queens opening their account with Kenya before facing Nigeria - a country they have never beaten at the African championship.

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US Flies Bombers Over South Korea In Show Of Force

The bombers were then joined by South Korean F-15s and US F-16s for a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan, South Korea. The B-1B bombers out of Guam did an overflight near Seoul on Tuesday morning as a response to North Korea's nuclear test.

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Official says suspect's dad contacted FBI in '14

Both bombs in New York were filled with shrapnel and made with pressure cookers, flip phones, Christmas lights and explosive compound, the New York Times reported late Sunday, citing law enforcement officials. Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage says county authorities told him that the officers shot in Linden are expected to be OK. It says the writer lauded Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.

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Private review finds Tyre King was shot 3 times

They also want half of the Columbus Division of Police's budget to go towards community policing and for law enforcement investigations to be conducted by an independent prosecutor. According to the Columbus Police Department, he was shot multiple times after he appeared to pull a handgun from his waistband during an encounter with police after a report of an armed robbery.

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Obama calls on nations to 'do more' to help refugees

Criticized for not doing enough to help desperate people fleeing their countries because of war and or for other reasons, Obama was hosting a refugee summit Tuesday with the leaders of Jordan, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Canada and Ethiopia, along with U.N.

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Trump Jr tweet likening Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles

Thanks to Trump Jr.'s tweet - which carried official Trump/Pence branding - Skittles surged to the top of Twitter's trending topics list Monday night, with numerous tweets pointing out precisely what Wrigley Americas said: Refugees are people.

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No. 23 Ole Miss looks to finish games strong, maintain leads

We need to get some of these guys back healthy and get ready for the next game and the improvements we have to make. The Crimson Tide outlasted Ole Miss 48-43 their last time out, but they could not cover as 10-point favorites on the road.

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Corbyn Pledges to 'Reach Out' to Labour Lawmakers Opposing Him

Labour's deputy leader, Tom Watson, had earlier talked about "putting the band back together", with a series of proposals he said were created to heal divisions in the party. This has been a long and bruising contest, and I know many of you didn't want it to happen. Mr Corbyn was among those to vote against it, but did agree to further talks with Mr Watson and other senior figures before the next NEC meeting this weekend, at the party's conference in Liverpool.

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Modi's September 17 birthday celebrations aim for four records

I thank him for his kind wishes. Modi's speeches are prepared by him and his knowledge comes from the fact that he's an avid reader right since the childhood. Speaking to ET, department of empowerment of persons with disabilities joint secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi said, "We are attempting this record ceremony to bring awareness and change the mindset of the people.We have conducted three surveys to get over 11,000 beneficiaries in this area".

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Trump, Clinton virtually tied in N.C., latest Elon poll shows

Still - Trump's hard bore approach does carry risks. It isn't just the pneumonia diagnosis or the 9/11 fainting spell or the subdued, eyes-half-closed response to Saturday's bombing in NY that set off sirens on the Hillary Clinton health-o-meter.

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Russia, Syria deny striking aid convoy

The U.N. stressed that they had "deconflicted" the delivery with all parties before the operation, by obtaining the necessary permits from the government and supplying combatants with the relevant coordinates for the move. Both Syria and Russian Federation, its principal ally in the conflict, denied responsibility. The U.N. says over 6 million Syrians are living in besieged or hard-to-reach areas and require humanitarian aid.

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India PM Modi under pressure after Kashmir attack

The US last month said that it had consistently raised its concerns at the highest level of government in Pakistan on the need to deny safe haven to extremists. The distraught yet proud daughter of the slain soldier, Aarti Kumari, said if she gets the opportunity, she would join the Army herself. India would violate the 2003 ceasefire if it targets positions in Pakistan - the countries are nuclear-armed rivals.

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Police ID 2 teens charged in Madison County homicide

They were transferred to the Madison County Jail. Both subjects were arraigned on Monday evening in Oneida City Court and ordered held without bail pending further court action. Posted: Sep. 20, 2016 8:00 am Updated: Sep. The victim, 35 year old Francis Borasky, was involved in a fight Sunday night, in the area of Stoddard St.in Oneida.

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Explosive devices in NY, NJ made with easy-to-get materials

The explosives experts found out similarities with the Boston bombings, regarding to the type of device used pressure cookers. In the kitchen, pressure cookers use an airtight lid to trap steam, which raises its cooking temperature to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 degrees Celsius) - ideal for quickly cooking vegetables, meats or soup.

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Putin-Obama meeting went off well

China hopes its status as this year's G-20 leader will increase its influence in global economic management. The G20 group will agree at their summit in China that refugees are a global issue and the burden must be shared, a senior European Union diplomat said today.

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UN Chief and US President Toast Each Other for Last Time

General Assembly meeting like a dark cloud, Obama chose his words carefully, stating that extremist and sectarian violence in the region "will not be quickly reversed". "Jordan's burden is skyrocketing". "It's an issue that's captured the world's attention more in the past two years than at perhaps any time since World War II, seared into the public's consciousness by photos like that of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterranean and the flood of migrants into Europe".

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Is George HW Bush Voting for Hillary Clinton in November?

But Trump's appeal to the "poorly educated", the politically disenfranchised and the economically disadvantaged, leading to a rift in the party, is something George H.W. Marvin Bush, the former president's youngest son, has said he would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson. But George H.W. Bush isn't speaking for his entire family.

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Putin's party wins majority in parliamentary elections

Election officials said on Monday that turnout was almost 48 percent, substantially lower than the 60 percent turnout at the last parliamentary election across Russia's 11 times zones, which stretch from the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic Sea.


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