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North Korea Nuclear Testing: South Korea, US Prepare For Attack

South Korea is already home to around 28,500 U.S. troops and numerous bases on its side of the so-called Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) the most heavily fortified political boundary in the world. Military experts raise concerns that North Korea is moving closer toward obtaining the ability to put nuclear warheads on a variety of its ballistic missiles, a growing arsenal that one day may include a reliable weapon that could reach the USA mainland.

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Syrian Civil War: Russia Accuses US Drone Of Bombing UN Aid Convoy

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, speaking as chairman of a special UN Security council debate, lashed out at the worldwide community for its failure in Syria - a position that reflects world opinion and would be supported by even his strongest political opponents here.

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Refugees And Migrants Flee Lesbos Camp Blaze

Greek police say a large fire swept through the big camp for refugees and other migrants on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos, forcing its evacuation. Earlier on Monday, tensions rose in Moria owing to a rumour that refugees were about to be deported en masse to Turkey, state agency ANA reported. No-one is said to have been hurt in the blaze.

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4 reasons to buy and sell Lloyds Banking Group plc

According to a report issued to investors by Jefferies on Monday, shares of Royal Bank Of Scotland Group (LON:RBS) had their rating reiterated by analysts to "Hold". Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 177,824 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $701,000 after buying an additional 36,361 shares in the last quarter.

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India slams Burhan Wani reference in Nawaz Sharif's UNGA speech

Rejecting Sharif's offer to India to enter into a serious and sustained dialogue for the peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes, the minister said, "Talks and guns don't go together". "This is self incrimination by the Pakistan Prime Minister", Akbar said. "This not acceptable?", Swarup asked. However, he proceeded to add: "Pakistan will share a dossier with UN Secretary General on Indian brutalities in Kashmir".

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Details on NY, NJ Bombing Suspect Emerge in Federal Charges

Investigators used the cellphone connected to the device to link the bomb to 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, a US citizen of Afghan descent who is now charged in connection to planting bombs in NY as well as New Jersey. They took out a pressure cooker bomb that was inside, but took off with the luggage. "Inshallah (God willing) the sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets".

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GALLERY: Protest for free education turns violent

One of the students fell on a grenade and was injured. Students take part in a protest at University of the Witwatersrand. The varsity had attempted to operate as usual on Tuesday‚ despite an expected resumption of protests that broke out on Monday following Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's announcement on fee increases for 2017.

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3 opposition parties' headquarters torched in DRC

The protests came after Congo's largest opposition parties rejected a proposal that Kabila remain in power until elections are held. Congo's government has banned all protests against President Joseph Kabila after 17 people died during pro-democracy protests today in Kinshasa , the capital.

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12 cops injured in protests over shooting of black man

At least one person has been shot and killed by another civilian during the second night of protests in Charlotte Wednesday after a fatal officer-involved shooting, the North Carolina city tweeted on its official account. Meanwhile, civil rights activists are calling for an economic boycott of the city of Charlotte in response to the police shooting. His posts included conversations with people who said they had witnessed the shooting, sweeping views of protesters chanting and a ...

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Protests turn violent in Congo capital, police officer lynched

In a further sign of growing tensions between Washington and Kinshasa , the US embassy said on its Twitter feed that it was "outraged" by the harassment of its special envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Thomas Perriello, at Kinshasa's airport.

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The Paris Climate Accord Just Passed a Crucial Threshold

With the joining of 31 nations to the instrument, which represent 60 those who have done it, representing 47 percent of emissions of greenhouse gases. The bloc has pledged under the Paris Agreement to cut its emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2030, but not all of its 28 member states are yet prepared to approve their individual climate pledges.

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Syrian military declares ceasefire over; U.S. prepared to extend truce

The group, known by its French acronym MSF, has called Tuesday on worldwide powers involved in the conflict to take "more concrete steps" to end attacks on civilian infrastructure. Tuesday's meeting wasn't followed by any immediate statement . ICRC president Peter Maurer says the attack was a "flagrant violation of worldwide humanitarian law" and "totally unacceptable".

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IPhone 7 launch: Liverpool Apple Store opens early

The new, glossy Jet Black colour is in very limited supply, and so has the iPhone 7 Plus . But, instead of massive lines outside London's flagship Apple store in Covent Garden as seen in previous handset debuts, there were just a few people waiting on the sidelines.

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Nawaz Sharif consults Pakistan Army Chief over Kashmir

He called on the United Nations to conduct an independent probe into the extrajudicial killings that had taken place in occupied Kashmir. "The Security Council has called for the exercise of the right to self-determination by the people of Jammu and Kashmir through a free and fair plebiscite held under United Nations auspices".

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Pakistan's Sharif says world ignores South Asia tensions at its peril

India rubbished Pakistan's claims made at the United Nations General Assembly on Kashmir and said that Pakistan itself glorifies terrorism. "PM Nawaz Sharif also apprised his Japanese counterpart of the human rights violations being committed by Indian occupation forces in Kashmir", Lodhi said in another tweet.

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Corbyn victory may lead to further leadership challenge, says ally

Allowing MPs to elect shadow cabinet members would offer a "dignified way back for a number of individuals, with Lucy Powell, Dan Jarvis and Gloria De Piero among those who could be persuaded to stand", says The Guardian . "I would never describe the Labour Party as fascist". He refused to be drawn on what proportion of the shadow cabinet could be voted on by members, but did not dismiss a hybrid system with some positions being appointed by the leader, some by members and others by MPs.

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Police try to quell anger after shooting triggers unrest

The shooting of Scott comes just a day after police in Tulsa, Okla., released video of an officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man who had gotten out of a stalled SUV. They say he did have a gun, and refused to put it down. "It's time to change the narrative, because I can tell you from the facts that the story is a little bit different as to how it's been portrayed so far, especially through social media", Putney said.

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FBI Looking to Identify 2 Men in Chelsea Bombing

It has emerged that one British national was among those injured by the pressure-cooker bomb in the Chelsea neighbourhood on Saturday night. ABC News reports that police said before that the men were "just strolling up and down 7th avenue at the time" and it didn't appear that they are linked to Rahimi's plot.

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India can be the best in Test after home season: Kohli

The team was downed at Galle a year ago against Sri Lanka, as Ranagana Herath took seven wickets in the second innings. As the former captains gather together to watch the historic match, the environment would also lead them down the memory lane to relive their experiences and most pleasant memories on the field.

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Federal charges, including weapons of mass destruction, filed against Ahmad Khan Rahami

A second blast later that evening hit New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29. Surveillance video shown on CNN and other United States television broadcasters shows a man believed to be Rahami dragging a bag big enough to hold the pressure cooker bomb used in the explosion before Saturday night's blast in Manhattan.

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Syria's civil war: Ceasefire strained by fresh fighting

Syrian state media said rebels violated the ceasefire by shelling government-held areas in the eastern Damascus neighborhood of Qaboun, wounding three people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in Britain, said the fighting was actually in Jobar, to the south of Qaboun. Faylaq al-Rahman, an Islamic rebel militia, said in a message on its Twitter account there were heavy battles in Jobar and that its fighters have inflicted casualties among the regime forces.

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Lavrov, Kerry Holding Talks in New York, Syria Main Topic Under Discussion

A Russian military spokesman said a coalition drone was in the area when the aid trucks were destroyed, a claim the Pentagon denied. An impassioned Kerry faced off with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the U.N. Damaged aid trucks are pictured after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city. The Syrian army is backed by Moscow, Iran, Shi'ite militias and fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah, while the rebels are supported by countries including the ...

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The Perils of Delivering Aid in Syria

Then the Russian ambassador said Syrian forces were targeting Khan Tuman, a village in northern Syria . During the discussion, the ministers discussed the Syrian civil war and the situation in Ukraine, according to a Foreign Office spokesman.

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USA crude inventories fall unexpectedly for third week

Global benchmark Brent crude rose $1.21, or 2.6%, to $47.09 a barrel. Still, the EIA said, both crude oil and gasoline inventories remained higher than usual for this time of year. United States crude imports rose 77,000 barrels per day last week. Oil prices gained Wednesday after preliminary data showed a fall in US crude inventories and there was speculation about an output deal between major producers as investors waited for the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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Over 50 killed in DR Congo clashes

Special Envoy Perriello was in Kinshasa for ten days, meeting with a wide range of government, opposition, civil society, and global actors to encourage participation in a dialogue that respects the spirit of the DRC constitution and is aimed at reaching consensus on holding elections as soon as technically feasible.

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Kennesaw State contacted as potential host for relocated NCAA events

The ACC is moving their neutral site championship games out of North Carolina and the NCAA is not going let Greensboro host any basketball tournament games. The ACC has also made a decision to move the baseball, golf, tennis, swimming and diving, women's soccer, and women's basketball championships, all of which were scheduled to be played in various cities in North Carolina.

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Obama, Netanyahu look past years of tensions in last meeting

At the start of their meeting on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly, Obama told reporters the United States still hoped to help pave a path to Israeli-Palestinian peace. Netanyahu for his part pointed to regional instability, explaining "It is a very hard and risky time in the Middle East, and we want to make sure that Israel has the full capabilities it needs in order to keep the Israeli people safe".

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Kerry tells United Nations that Russian Federation must ground Syria air force

Syrian government forces have been accused of carrying out "double tap" attacks throughout the five-and-a-half-year war, placing paramedics and rescue workers in peril. Kerry outlined a list of USA complaints against President Bashar al-Assad's government and Russian Federation, its chief backer. Islamic State said it had been shot down but the regime has not yet commented.

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Police urges calm after police shooting

Putney said 16 officers were injured and they have made only one arrest but that could change once they look at surveillance video and speak with witnesses. About three years ago, a white officer with the Charlotte Police Department was charged with voluntary manslaughter for killing an unarmed 24-year-old black man named Jonathan Ferrell.

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Newton: There needs to be accountability in police shooting

Police and protesters offered widely differing accounts of the shooting. Police then fired tear gas, and the crowd of hundreds dispersed. Protests and looting rocked the USA city of North Carolina city in the early Wednesday, following the fatal police shooting of a black man, with a dozen officers and several demonstrators injured in the violence.

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French Montana: 'Brad and Angelina were relationship goals'

News he shared, " Angelina will always do what's in the best interest to protect her children". French Montana is upset over Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's split. "I like girl's girls!" In 2010, she called her a "homewrecker", saying: "She's a homewrecker, she is". "Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting".

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South Korea to Receive Two B-52 Bombers from the United States

An American strategic bomber landed in South Korea on Wednesday in a show of force the U.S. said was aimed at reminding Pyongyang of its powerful military assets in the region. On Tuesday in NY, U.S. President Barack Obama urged the United Nations General Assembly to take action against North Korea, claiming that Pyongyang's latest nuclear test "endangers all of us".

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Bill Clinton hosts last charity event amid election scrutiny

During an interview with NPR , which aired Monday, Clinton opened up the door to Republicans' pay-to-play attacks by saying that some donors probably gave to the Clinton Foundation to gain greater influence with the Clintons, eyeing a Clinton White House 2.0.

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Former Isreali President, Peres Hospitalized After Stroke

He said that Peres was still under induced coma and on a respirator. By then, he had been in Israeli politics for more than half a century, holding virtually every position in Israel's Cabinet, from minister of defense to prime minister, a position he held twice.

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Unarmed Palestinian girl, 13, shot at Israeli checkpoint

In the 17 and last meeting between Barack Obama as United States president and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, both leaders dwelt at length on the $38bn USA military aid package recently approved for Israel. Netanyahu on Wednesday invited Obama for a round of golf in Israel once he departs office in January, saying warmly that Obama's "influential voice" on global politics would remain a force "for many decades".


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