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Rahami's father interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2014

Nevertheless, in some ways the 2014 case reflects how local, state and federal law enforcement agencies now seek to share and track threat-related information. "I would like people to respect my family's privacy and let us have our peace after this tragic time", wrote Zobyedh Rahami, who's believed to be Ahmad Rahami's sister.

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Buhari, others adopt New York Declaration for Refugees, Migrants

Globally, 65.3 million people have been forcibly displaced, according to the UNHCR . But the co-hosts of the Leaders' Summit said in a statement they were pleased with "new and significant humanitarian contributions" from world leaders. The promise was that Jordan will continue to bear responsibility for refugees in return for donations by rich countries until the Syrian conflict is solved and refugees return home.

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Public school cafeteria worker quits in 'lunch shaming'

This year Canon Mac implemented a new Rule 808.1. "It's sinful and shameful is what it is". She also told me about a bus driver in another school district that heard kids were being denied lunch so he personally paid all the overdue accounts and then was sacked for posting on Facebook .

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Lotte chair appears before prosecutors in corruption probe

Investigators are now examining if he can be criminally charged with embezzlement on the suspicion of receiving some 10 billion won (US$8.88 million) in yearly stipends just by being listed as a board member of the group's Japanese affiliates.

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Skittles to Donald Trump Jr.: Refugees are people, not candy

And this week, one of Trump's sons triggered an online storm with a tweet comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl containing an assortment of tainted and untainted sweets. Trump Jr.'s tweet repeats an analogy that has been on the internet for years, using M&Ms and other foods, and targeting a variety of groups. For the past year, Trump has been warning that letting refugees in would make the United States vulnerable to new terror attacks.

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Police shoot suspect outside Israeli embassy in Ankara

The area outside the embassy had been cordoned off. "The assailant was shot and wounded by a local security man". Emmanuel Nahshon told The Associated Press that all Israeli Embassy staff were safe and the attacker was captured. Another private broadcaster, NTV , also reported that one person had been "injured and neutralised" in the incident. He said it took place in the "outer perimeter" of the embassy.

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George Clooney stunned about Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie divorce

In a statement, Jolie's attorney said the decision was made for "the health of the family ". "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time". Brad has finally spoken out and Angelina has released a statement through her rep. In recent years, Pitt's production company, Plan B, has been behind a growing number of acclaimed releases, including the Academy Award best-picture victor " 12 Years a Slave ", last year's " The Big Short " and the ...

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FBI Director Defends Timing Of Clinton Email Probe Document Dump

The latest piece of this very bad jigsaw puzzle comes from the FBI's (mostly) declassified summaries of its probe of Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state. Chaffetz demanded more information about the 2015 deletion and the firm's contacts with Clinton's lawyers. Clinton's press secretary Brian Fallon said, "As we suspected, it appears these emails were nearly entirely redundant".

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U.S. says some 360000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations

General Assembly session. U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. Mr Obama used his eighth and final United Nations address as president to call for a "course correction" to ensure that extremism and violence does not drive countries into a more divided world.

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Missouri Legislature overrides 13 Nixon vetoes

A spokesman for Koster reaffirmed that he remains opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment that also must pass before the state can impose a photo ID mandate for voters. Backers of the override pointed to a provision that will allow people without the required government-issued ID to cast a regular ballot after signing an affidavit swearing to their identity.

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Cauvery row: Violence forces IT, e-commerce majors to shut offices today

While Bangalore was calm on Tuesday, angry protests were staged along the 150-km highway from the capital to the city of Mysore. Expressing concern, she said "hotels and properties belonging to Tamils in Karnataka are being attacked and damaged".

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Russian Federation says rebel violations make Syria truce 'pointless'

United Nations peace envoy Staffan de Mistura said all participants reconfirmed support for the truce, even if Assad's military and the rebels weren't always respecting it. The Syrian declaration and Moscow's statement came amid mounting violations and an exchange of accusations between Russian Federation and the United States.

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Biotech stock explodes 80% after the FDA approves a key drug

DMD is a rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle deterioration and weakness. Ellis Unger, the FDA executive who oversaw the review, said in documents calling for the treatment to be rejected that there was no consensus on whether the small amounts of the protein that Sarepta's drug helped Duchenne patients produce were enough to improve their condition.

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USA lawmakers move bill to designate Pakistan as terrorist state

Poe added that Pakistan was involved in the case of Osama Bin Laden and has had a close relationship with the Haqqani network and this hints at its nature to support terror. According to IANS, Ted said, "It is a reminder to democracies the world over that terrorism seeks to destroy peace loving societies everywhere. Its reckless behaviour in this regard is a serious security risk to its neighbors, and India unfortunately pays price for it all too often".

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Islamic State group: Turkey and U.S. 'ready to invade capital'

Ankara has said its operations in Syria are aimed at both Daesh and the Kurdish forces, whom it distrusts due to their close links with banned Kurdish rebels operating on its soil. Washington does not share Ankara's view, however, and has carried out joint operations with Kurdish YPG fighters, making considerable gains in Syria, including the recent seizure of the Syrian city of Manbij.

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Attack on Syrian medical facility kills 4 staff

The United Nations confirmed the convoy was hit but gave no details on who carried out the attack or how many died as world leaders converged on NY for their annual UN gathering under the shadow of fresh violence in the Syrian civil war. The bombing was the second disaster in three days to subvert the agreement between Russian Federation and the United States, which had called for a weeklong cease-fire, humanitarian aid deliveries, collaboration by the two powers on targeting militant ...

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Russian Election Good News for Putin

Early results on Sunday are reported to show Russia's ruling United Russia party winning in the parliamentary election amid allegations of election violations. "There is no question, we didn't get a good result in Berlin today", said Michael Grosse-Broemer, a senior CDU politician. The comment by Central Electoral Commission head Ella Pamfilova was shorter: "The turnout was pretty standard", she said at a briefing.

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Jeremy Corbyn opposing Labour return to electoral college system

Mr Corbyn is expected to call for a wider review of internal party democracy, which could include giving a stronger voice to members. And he is set to put Labour on election footing for the possibility that the Prime Minister could go to the country as early as the spring, in a move apparently created to instil discipline on restive MPs.

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Asian Shares Gain as Bank of Japan Tweaks Monetary Policy

The central bank is charging that rate on excess reserves it holds for banks to encourage them to lend more and said it might cut it further. But it abandoned its base money target and instead adopted "yield curve control" under which it will buy long-term government bonds to keep 10-year bond yields at current levels around zero percent.

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Aleksander Ceferin elected new Uefa president to succeed disgraced Michel Platini

He received a total of 42 votes from the 55 UEFA members to easily claim the required simple majority of 28. Ceferin was appointed president of the Slovenian Football Association in 2011 and has a background in law. Following his victory, Ceferin thanked the members for their support before admitting that with great honours come great responsibilities. "You are going to continue this wonderful mission without me", Platini said.

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U.S. to lift trade sanctions against Myanmar

In November, Myanmar will be back on the list of poor and developing countries benefiting from GSP, which grants preferential tariff treatment to certain products and significant tariff reductions. Now, mining in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been temporarily suspended until environmental impact studies can be conducted, and new licenses placed on hold.

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Iraqi PM Announces Operation to Retake Shirqat, South of Mosul

The Hashed al-Shaabi, which has played a big part in retaking IS-held areas since 2014, is nominally under the control of the prime minister but dominated by Tehran-backed Shiite militia. Hashed al-Shaabi forces had vowed they were days away from Sherqat nearly a year ago, when they tried to keep their momentum after retaking the town of Baiji and pushed on northwards.

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Obama calls on world leaders to do more to help refugees

A statement posted at the State Department website on September 20 noted: "President Barack Obama will host a Leaders' Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis on the margins of [the 71st Regular Session of the UN General Assembly] on September 20, 2016".

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Pro-Putin party wins big majority in Russian elections

Zyuganov was outraged that LDPR could potentially beat his party in the vote, and accused United Russia of siding with LDPR to secure an absolute majority. Putin praised the results of the State Duma election, saying Monday that they showed "how our citizens reacted to attempts at external pressure on Russian Federation, threats of sanctions, attempts to destabilize the situation in our country from within".

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10 dead, 3 missing in Indonesian floods, landslides

Among the dead from the fast-rising floods were an eight-month-old toddler and four other children under the age of ten, Sutopo added, citing a casualty report from the local disaster agency in Garut . Emergency shelters and temporary kitchens have been set up to assist those made homeless by the disaster. The disaster agency of Indonesia has warned people to be alert as these kinds of disasters might occur this wet season due to a La Nina weather phenomenon that threatens unseasonably ...

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Three Turkish soldiers killed in Isis attack in Syria

The area is west of Jarabulus near the Turkish border which was retaken by pro-Ankara rebels at the start of the operation from jihadists. Erdogan said: "The Turkish Army is ready to participate in any attack on the ISIS stronghold in Syria".

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Adams approved IRA spy murder

But "Martin" in the programme claimed this was an opportunistic move by the republican dissidents to admit they had murdered a top British agent. The allegation about the 2006 killing of Denis Donaldson was made by a man who claimed he was also a paid state agent in the IRA.

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Obama to end executive sanctions on tycoons, jade trade

The sanctions were imposed in 1997 , and as NPR's Michele Kelemen explains , they were "originally put in place to isolate Myanmar's former military junta". Global Witness and other human rights groups have criticized Obama's move as "a major setback for efforts to clean up Myanmar's notoriously corrupt and abusive business environment".

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Scottish Labour to have greater autonomy as party backs plans

In an open letter to Labour Party members and supporters Mr Smith, the former shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, said his ideas, whatever the result at the weekend, would remain "as relevant after this contest as they have been during". He said: "The most important thing on Saturday - accept the mandate, respect the will of our members, unite, and then start preparing for a general election, and on that basis I think we can win an election and start transforming our country".

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NY bombing suspect Rahami captured after shootout

I'm guessing maybe they didn't actually drop it since they suspected it was a bomb but they did put it down where they were standing and immediately called the police. When they saw wires and pipes they left the bag and walked to a police station to report it, according to Bollwage. New Jersey Transit says service has been suspended between Newark Liberty Airport and Elizabeth .

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One Victim Still in Critical Condition Following Philadelphia Shooting Spree

The suspect is believed to have acted alone and there's no indication so far that he had been radicalized. "We still aren't absolutely clear as to why". Glenn subsequently died in a shootout with other responding officers. This story has been corrected to show the suspect wounded three civilians, not five.

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Security forces launch operations against IS in Iraq

Abadi in a news conference in Baghdad attend by Iraqi News, said, "We refuse dictate terms during our discussions with the International Monetary Fund and we put mechanisms and a plan to reform the economic system in Iraq". In preparation, Iraq's military has been amassing troops and retaking a string of towns in the vicinity of Mosul. The U.S. views the Shiite militia as proxies of Shiite Iran, and has pressured Mr.

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South Africa says OK to university fee hikes, amid protests

And how would students react? The statement further added that the university condemns the actions of those who perpetrated acts of violence on its campus. The Wits SRC said, "We have heard nothing from the minister about free education". He argued that, while the additional student support would "bring huge relief" to parents on middle incomes, an across-the-board fee freeze was not feasible.

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George Clooney left stunned by friends Pitt-Jolie's split

Jolie filed for divorce from actor Brad Pitt on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. She has listed the date of separation as September 15, 2016. She didn't get the part but she got Smith - marrying the actor in 1997 and appearing alongside him in 2001 biopic Ali . "That's. wow. I feel very sorry [for them], then".

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Father of bombing suspect once told Federal Bureau of Investigation son was a terrorist

The assessment of Rahami produced no clear evidence or indications of radicalization, and at one point his father recanted his claims, sources said. He added: "Now they say he is a terrorist". - The wife is cooperating with investigators and has spoken with U.S. officials in the United Arab Emirates, a USA official said. Rahami's father in the past reportedly told police he thought his son might be involved in terrorism .


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