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ISIS Suspected of Chemical Rocket Attack Against US Troops Near Iraq's Mosul

The substance will be sent to a lab for further evaluation, CNN reported . The poor quality of the chemical agent could give a negative test result. Several hundred USA troops are at the air base, preparing it for an Iraqi-led offensive on Mosul, ISIS's stronghold since June 2014.

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'NY suspect's Pakistani wife left U.S. days before bombings'

That was followed by a shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bomb, which exploded Saturday night in Chelsea wounding 29 people, none seriously. "They looked like there were two gentlemen just strolling up and down Seventh Avenue at the time", Boyce added.

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Corbyn as leader 'will cast Labour into wilderness', campaigners claim

And he said it was "disastrous" that MPs were branded "closet" Tories if they disagreed with Corbyn . The leader's campaign team held a "super Tuesday" exercise in which his supporters used a smartphone app that allowed them to call hundreds of members each in order to try to persuade them to back Corbyn in the final hours before Wednesday's voting deadline.

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UK Labour supporters may get say in front bench selections

Mr Corbyn has said party members should be given a vote in the proposed elections, while Mr Watson believes only MPs should choose their parliamentary front bench. However, Mr Watson stressed that any new system would only come into effect once the existing leader stood down, and could not be used to unseat whoever wins the current leadership battle.

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Trump Discusses Bilateral Ties With Visiting Egyptian President

Top advisers Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn joined Trump for the bilateral meeting. As well as a sit-down with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Clinton also met Ukraine´s President Petro Poroshenko, stressing that the USA would help Kiev "in the face of Russian aggression" - a dig at Trump , who has repeatedly praised President Vladimir Putin.

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Scots MP urges Corbyn to restore shadow cabinet elections

With Mr Corbyn installed by bookies as all-but-certain favourite to retain his leadership, Mr Smith came close to conceding defeat by saying that he will not accept a place in his shadow cabinet. "Stop obsessing about the party issues and devote your considerable talent and experience to the one thing that really matters - the fast-approaching catastrophe of Brexit", pleaded commentator Polly Toynbee in The Guardian , a newspaper read by many Labour supporters.

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Hillary Clinton Calls Time Off Campaign Trail for Pneumonia a 'Gift'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the Economic Club of New York, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in New York. Clinton was campaigning Thursday in Greensboro, North Carolina, and speaking to a Hispanic group in Washington.

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Damascus slams Ban after Syria war remarks at UN

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama in his address at the UNGA said that nations involving in proxy war must end them. "Just when we think it can not get any worse, the bar of depravity sinks lower". What's needed, beyond new money for those stuck in camps and a greater willingness to resettle more people, is a system to process asylum claims faster, and greater financial support for Turkey, Pakistan and Lebanon and other countries to help the millions of refugees they're hosting attend ...

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New Jersey Train Station Explosion Adds to East Coast Uneasiness

Also Saturday, a pipe bomb exploded about an hour from the Elizabeth train station in Seaside Park, New Jersey, forcing the cancellation of a military charity 5K run. Governor Andrew Cuomo, touring the site of the explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood, said there did not appear to be any link to worldwide terrorism.

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Kerry asked Sharif to cooperate with India in Uri probe

Sharif hailed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani as the "latest symbol of the Kashmiri intifada (uprising), of a popular and peaceful freedom movement". Sharif is in NY to attend the UN General Assembly session. Sharif told the United Nations General Assembly on September 21 that Pakistan can not ignore India's "unprecedented" weapons build-up and will "take whatever measures are necessary to maintain credible deterrence".

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Mosque fire investigated as possible hate crime

A 911 call at 12:31 am local time (0431 GMT) reported flames coming out of the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce , Major David Thompson of the St Lucie County Sheriff's Office said . A leading Jewish group that combats bigotry is condemning a fire set at a Florida mosque that authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime.

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Trump tells Sisi US is a friend, not just an ally

Clinton addressed prickly topics with each world leader, according to aides in the room. President Sisi was also asked about Clinton , whom he also met earlier this week, about whether she would be able to run the country. Clinton said that's why she's been "very clear, we're going after the bad guys and we're going to get them, but we're not going to go after an entire religion and give ISIS exactly what it's wanting".

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

O'Brien called the attacks "sickening" and said he was "disgusted and horrified". A USA official said the U.S. military believed reports that about 60 Syrian troops were killed. The activist-operated Aleppo Media Center says suspected government warplanes dropped bombs on a number of rebel-held neighborhoods. Thomas said he had few new details about the airstrike Monday that hit a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid.

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U.S. probes 'IS chemical rocket attack' on American troops in Iraq

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. The US military is testing to see if a chemical agent may have been used in a rocket attack in Iraq by Islamic State that came within hundreds of yards (meters) of US forces.

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Obama says 50 nations pledge to accept additional 360K refugees

Worldwide, there are an estimated 65-million displaced persons, four million are Syrian refugees. In particular, seven countries - Romania, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Luxembourg - committed to resettle or admit at least 10 times more refugees than in 2015, according to United States officials.

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Clinton leads Trump by 6 points ahead of debate

Clinton continues to dominate among black voters, with 98 percent support. In order to win the election, Mr Trump needs to convince traditional Republican voters to get behind him. For instance, it remains a mystery who is playing Trump in any mock debates that Clinton is holding. The billionaire comes out ahead of Clinton in terms of who they think would be best for their own investments-45 percent to 36 percent.

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Saudi crude exports rise to 7.622m bpd in July

While talking about freezing the output helped to put a floor under oil prices during the last few months, the outcome of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Algeria from September 26 to 28 seems more redundant by the day.

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Award-winning director Ken Loach made a documentary about Jeremy Corbyn

But most Labour legislators think he can not win a general election. Backing the video, Corbyn described Loach as "one of the greatest directors of our time", while Loach added that he took on the project in a bid to meet party members "inspired" by Corbyn.

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Jeremy Corbyn reveals his love of shortbread during Mumsnet chat

Mr Watson, who supports change, said any new system would come into effect only after the victor of the current contest leaves the post. Some Corbyn supporters see both Watson and McNicol as complicit in the "coup" against the leader, a charge both men deny.

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Forces push deeper into key IS-held northern town

The shell was sacked at the former ISIS-held Qayyara air base , south of Mosul and has been tested by U.S. troops with an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard, CNN reported on Wednesday . None of the soldiers were injured in the blast near the airfield and neither did they display any signs of exposure to the chemical agent. Defence officials based in Washington say that the shell landed at the Qayyara air base, south of Mosul in Nineveh Province, on Tuesday 20 ...

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Obama secures pledges from nations to double refugee intake

If our religion leads us to persecute those of another faith, if we jail or beat people who are gay, if our traditions lead us to prevent girls from going to school, if we discriminate on the basis of race or tribe or ethnicity, then the fragile bonds of civilization will fray.

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Over three dozen killed by DR Congo police in two days: HRW

President Kabila succeeded power from his father, Laurent Kabila, in 2001 after he was assassinated. Opposition parties accuse Kabila of conspiring to extend his mandate by delaying general elections, initially set to take place in November, to next year at the very least.

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South African students riot over increase in fees

Earlier in the day, police also fired stun grenades and arrested 31 students for blocking the university entrance. The higher education minister blamed the protests following his fees announcement on Monday on a "small band of students" that were intent on disrupting the academic programme.

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US Election: After Health Fears, Hillary Clinton Hits Campaign Train Again

That is detailed in a report by POLITICO , who says that her GOP supporters want something in return for their support and it looks like they might just get it. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he leaves an appearance on a television talk show, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in NY. He also is proposing a simplified individuals' tax code, reducing the current seven tax brackets, to three: 12 percent, 25 percent and 33 percent of income after deductions.

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United States decides: Trump vs Clinton - Grobe's view

The remaining 4% of Nevada voters were undecided. In North Carolina, Trump was up by 5 points, leading Clinton by 45% to 40%. Johnson walked away with 6% of support in the Tar Heel State. Marquette Law School's Wednesday poll found she was only beating Trump by 43% to 38% among surveyed registered voters. Polls in several battleground states have also showed the race tightening.

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Apple: Initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus sold out

The company says phones with the new, glossy black finish for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus won't be on shelves in Apple stores on Friday . The 5.5-inch-screen model boasts a dual back-facing camera system, and analysts said inadequate supply of components for that feature has held up manufacturing.

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After Olympic snub, mayor says Rome happy to host Euro 2020

Los Angeles is now one of just three cities on the planet that still thinks hosting the 2024 Olympic Games is actually a good idea. Mayor Raggi's caution is fully justified by the historic track record of contemporary Olympic Games , a horror show of cost-overruns and lingering, crippling debt.

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Indonesian man held hostage by Abu Sayyaf released

An Indonesian national was freed by his Abu Sayyaf abductors in Sulu on Thursday morning, the military said. Tan said the MNLF handed over Manggak to the Joint Task Force Sulu around 11 a.m. Five Indonesian sailors remain in captivity, held by the Philippine militant group that is notorious for extracting ransom payments in return for the lives of hostages.

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Carolina in a State of Emergency

At least seven people were transported from the scene of the protests and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the Charlotte Observer tweeted . Neighbors, though, said that the officer who fired was white and that Scott had his hands in the air. The second night of protests was interrupted on Wednesday as a protester shot another.

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World's spiciest chip sold individually

Each one of the fiery tortilla chips comes in an ominous coffin-shaped box. You may find it with the Carolina Reaper Madness chip, Paqui chips' latest deadly creation. The Paqui's limited edition tortilla chips come in a small box and you can clearly see that tell that it is not a chip you can sit down and enjoy while watching TV.

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USA bomber lands in SKorea in show of force

Television pictures showed two supersonic B-1B Lancers flying low over the US Osan Air Base at Pyeongtaek, 40 miles south of Seoul . It remains to be seen how long the B-1B bomber will remain at the Osan base. This week's test prompted fears that North Korea is edging closer to a long-range missile launch. 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 ...

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Dreams of Migrants on Doomed Boat End in Tragedy

Panic spread as the boat tilted, casting people overboard. Authorities have promised to divert all possible resources to the ongoing rescue mission and bringing those responsible to justice, amid fears that hundreds of people may have drowned.

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Assad blames US for Syria truce collapse

Jens Laerke, the spokesman for the United Nations humanitarian aid agency, says Wednesday that "several" convoys are expected as early as Thursday, but didn't specify where. In a public session originally envisioned to enshrine Syria's September 9 truce, world powers were left to rue the possibility of the conflict entering an even darker phase after a series of attacks on humanitarian workers.

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Wheat Shipping: Egypt Cancels Zero Ergot Policy

The zero-tolerance policy "has led to a halt of 540,000 tonnes of wheat shipments from worldwide ports to Egypt ", Supply Minister Mohammed Ali al-Sheikh said in Wednesday's statement. The premium added to the offer is a sign of the wariness among traders about doing business in Egypt after the country rejected several cargoes this year, including vessels from Romanian and Russian Federation, because of ergot.

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Charlotte sees 2nd night of violence over police shooting

The shooting led to protests in the city Tuesday night that temporarily blocked I-85, damaged police cars and injured 16 officers. Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts is considering a curfew. The footage of the fatal shooting is to be reviewed by the governor on Thursday and will not be released to the public. Protests initially started as peaceful before shots rang out near the Omni and Ritz-Carlton hotels.


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