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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Wants Six More Months for His Drug War

Speaking to government officials in Davao, he reportedly said: "I read the condemnation of the European Union against me". Acknowledging for the first time that he may not be able to keep his campaign promise to eradicate illegal drugs in no more than six months Duterte said in jest that with the huge number of people involved, "even if I wanted to, I can not kill them all".

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NY attack suspect charged over bombing

Rahami , 28, was suspected in the weekend bombings, including a blast Saturday night in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood that wounded 29 people, and another on the New Jersey shore that injured no one earlier that day. While he was in Pakistan in 2011, Rahami married a Pakistani woman. The Afghanistan-born man is a naturalized US citizen. At the time, he was employed by Summit Security, a private contractor.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation releases image of men who took luggage holding unexploded NYC bomb

Federal prosecutors said Rahami injured 31 people in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood with a homemade bomb on Saturday night in a case that investigators now regard as terrorism. In particular, Rahami repeatedly cites a founding member of the Islamic State who called on Muslims around the world to take up whatever arms they could find and spill the blood of nonbelievers.

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Venezuela to gather signatures for recall in late October

That timing is crucial. However, by pushing the referendum back to next year - if indeed it takes place at all, given tough rules applied to the next phase - the election board's decision has essentially ensured the Socialist Party will retain power until the next presidential election, set for late 2018.

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Donald Trump Reacts to Shooting of Terence Crutcher

Tulsa Police released video and audio recordings of the Crutcher shooting on Monday, but much remains unknown. A lawyer representing Officer Betty Shelby, who fired the fatal shot on Crutcher, believes the man was high on PCP at the time of the shooting.

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IS Rocket Fired in Iraq May Have Contained Mustard Agent

No U.S. troops were injured, though some went through chemical decontamination. The chemical agent tested had "low purity" and was "poorly weaponised", United States network CNN reported , citing an official. "We train and equip for a chemical environment", the official said, adding it was a "moderate level of concern". The DAESH terrorist group is suspected of shelling a U.S.

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President greets Saudi Arabia on its National Day

The Saudi prince is expected to address delegates at the UN General Assembly on a number of pressing issues in the region, including the crisis in Syria and terrorism. He also noted that his country has received more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees and two million from Yemen and is facilitating free access to education, health care and employment for them.

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Despite videos, many questions remain about Tulsa shooting

At that point, Shelby shot Crutcher. The police encountered Crutcher after coming across his vehicle stopped in the middle of a road in Tulsa. Shelby has been placed on administrative leave and is under criminal investigation, prosecutors and police said .

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Mustard agent test after rocket attack near American Iraq base

The initial test for the suspicious, tar-like black oily substance found was positive for a "mustard agent". This evening (Thursday), CNN reported that the ISIS terror organization had seemingly fired a shell containing mustard gas at a USA military base in Iraq.

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'Sleep well Hillary', says Donald Trump ahead of debate

And you know, we want to talk about jobs. It also finds that Clinton is running almost even with Trump when it comes to voter enthusiasm. Clinton is winning among those with a college degree, 49-43. " Donald Trump has closed the margin since August, but as we head towards the debate, still needs to push this campaign closer,"McInturff added". "Well, I just wanted to get on with, I wanted to get on with the campaign", he said backstage before his rally in Toledo Wednesday.

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Japan, allies seek total petroleum ban on North Korea

After the March sanctions were agreed to, critics have pointed out that there has been no major change in trade levels between China and North Korea. Its privileges, also on the opening pages, read: "The holder of this passport is under the protection of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea".

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Plagued Chicago to add almost 1000 police officers: newspaper

In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Chicago's police superintendent Eddie Johnson, left, shakes hands with other officers at a city council meeting in Chicago. On the tail of the bloodiest summer in Chicago in 20 years, police believe there's strength in numbers. "If we want to earn the trust and respect of the people we serve, we need to take their pain seriously and investigate every crime as if it was a crime that happened to one of our own children".

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Boston launches website on early voting

Many college students are looking forward to participating in their first presidential election, but those who are not registered might wonder how they can cast their vote on November 8. Every person who may be eligible to vote in Lincoln County, but now is not registered, probably is on the mailing list to receive a note from County Clerk Rhonda Burrows.

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DR Congo: At least 17 killed in demonstrations

Ban's spokesperson in NY. Monday's violence started just before an opposition rally by demonstrators who fear Kabila - who has ruled the DRC since 2001 - is planning to extend his rule unconstitutionally. Government spokesman Lambert Mende called the demonstrations a pre-meditated criminal act, Associated Press reports. Activists defied a government ban on protests, marching on the electoral commission to demand that a poll be held before the end of the year when President Kabila's term ...

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ISIS may have fired chemical shell near USA troops

Mustard agent is a powder that can be placed in the hollow tip of an artillery shell or rocket. While the MPs say the Government's strategy of promoting a "stable, secure, democratic" future for the Middle East was "laudable", it was "far from clear" whether the pro-democracy forces that emerged during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings would be capable of fostering a transition to Western-style pluralism.

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Brad Pitt investigated for child abuse

Jolie cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce. Brad Pitt is being investigated after being accused of verbal and physical abuse against his children, according to multiple reports early Thursday. "There are rumours that part of the problems were that Brad was allegedly drinking and smoking too much weed..." "I wonder why he would need to self-medicate?" Last year, the couple starred in the Jolie-directed drama By the Sea , about a married couple attempting to ...

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National Guard arrives in Charlotte after McCrory issues state of emergency

Tuesday, about three hours after the shooting at an apartment complex on the city's northeast side. It was the second night of unrest in North Carolina's largest city, where several protesters and 16 officers were injured on Tuesday night.

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Hanjin moves to ease cargo crisis

The U.S. court order is temporary and Hanjin will need to return to court on Friday for a final order after talks with stakeholders to try to resolve complex problems involving ports, terminal operators and retailers. Ports are blocking dozens of its ships and it's desperately trying to avoid the vessels' seizure by creditors. Hanjin Group's flagship company Korea Air Lines Co.

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9/11 victims might be able to sue Saudi Arabia

Relatives of some of those who died in the terror attacks want Congress to allow a legal path to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the role some Saudis played in the attacks. ThinkProgress writes that the House vote sets off "a diplomatic nightmare for President Barack Obama", as "t$3 he legislation is sure to antagonize a key US ally in the Middle East which already has tense relations with the administration".

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US B-1Bombers over SK: Second time in Less than two weeks

South Korea's top diplomat tells The Associated Press that North Korea's repeated flouting of U.N. Security Council resolutions by conducting nuclear and missile tests calls into question its suitability for membership of the world body. It is capable of carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the air force inventory. "By one estimate, this amount would have been nearly enough to both fund North Korea's uranium enrichment facilities and to design, make, and test ...

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India bat first against New Zealand in 500th Test

Neil Wagner kept banging it short to test the Indian openers while Boult preferred fullish length. There was a lot of pomp and circumstance as a result. "I think it's certainly up to individuals. We showed that in the T20 world cup". Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be leading the Indian bowling attack while Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson is the star batting attraction for the visitors.

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India's 500 Test match at Green park, Kanpur Day1 results

So all we've got to do now is go out there and put pressure on them while bowling . New Zealand have their own problems with paceman Tim Southee being ruled out of the series due to an ankle injury, while all-rounder James Neesham will miss the opening Test due to a rib injury.

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Financial markets await Fed statement

The Nasdaq composite rose 31 points, or 0.6 percent, to 5,272. At its two-day meeting which ended on Wednesday, the US central bank held its target range on short-term rates unchanged at 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent, leaving the door open for a possible rate increase in December.

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Russia rejects Kerry's idea of grounding Russian, Syrian planes: RIA

Moscow denied that Russian or Syrian aircraft were behind the attack, saying there was a fire in the cargo. Kerry said that only Russian and Syrian war planes had been active in the areas around the strike on the convoy. Clashes are intensifying in Syria, U.S. and Russian Federation have bickered over releasing details of their ceasefire deal and over a mistaken U.S.

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Edward Snowden says he'll vote in United States presidential election

Although the 36-page report is classified, officials released a shorter, unclassified version on Thursday a day ahead of Friday's USA premier of an Oliver Stone drama based on the 33-year-old contractor's exploits. And the report criticizes Snowden for sometimes citing as part of his motivation for the leaks testimony in March 2013 by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, in which Clapper falsely said the NSA did not collect records about millions of Americans.

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South African Police clash with Students, 31 arrested

Nothing justifies that. We are a democracy. "I just started hearing sounds and shit, I ran back and that's when things started to get real". It was like a scene from the townships during apartheid. The students tried to plead their way through but a police officer told them their protest was illegal and their leadership should have made proper arrangements beforehand.

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Refugee summit leaders seek $4.5bln increase in Global Humanitarian Funding

As expected, speeches were made - lots of them. Obama, who in his address at the General Assembly urged to do more, promised that the over 50 nations taking part in the summit will double the number of refugees welcomed from war zones, welcoming 360,000 this year.

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Homeless man who discovered New Jersey bomb hailed as 'hero'

Rahami was charged by federal prosecutors with four counts, including the use of weapons of mass destruction and bombing a public place. Rahami is wanted in connection with Saturday bombings in New York's Chelsea, which wounded 29 people, and a pipe bomb attack on the Jersey shore, which caused no injuries but forced the cancellation of a US Marine Corps race.

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Pakistan will not unilaterally limit its nuclear program: Maleeha Lodhi

According to sources, it was resolved during the meeting that any armed action would not be taken in undue haste as India would examine all possibilities of cornering Pakistan at the diplomatic and economic level prior to hostilities. Pakistan's foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, who was also addressing the press conference, said that "no other state had acted against terrorism as much as Pakistan had".

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Indonesia cuts key rate in fresh bid to lift slow growth

JAKARTA , Sept 22 Indonesia's central bank on Thursday cut its benchmark interest rate for the fifth time this year, as expected, trimming it 25 basis points to 5.00 percent. "The Fed, by staying on hold, diminishes possible policy tension", Mr Vishnu Varathan, an economist at Mizuho Financial Group in Singapore, said in an e-mail.

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Obama: Liberation of Iraq's Mosul could come quickly

The militias have been accused of systematic abuses against Sunnis in previous battles against Islamic State including the June liberation of Fallujah, a majority-Sunni city. NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will strategize about the upcoming offensive to take back the northern city of Mosul when they meet on the sidelines of the U.N.

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Race-School Bus Chant

The connection between the two videos was noted by Robert Frost principal Joey Jones, who described the chant featured in the student's footage as "based on a social media video that addresses issues of racial profiling" in a letter to the school community on the incident.

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Investigators probing North Carolina, Oklahoma police shootings

Police fired tear gas in an attempt to calm the chaos. A wounded protester is carried into the parking area of the Omni Hotel. Police said the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon as officers were looking for someone else and saw 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott get out of a auto with a gun.

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Japan should join "trend of times" over South China Sea issue

Fedotenkov said the two sides will maintain close marine cooperation ties, deal with new challenges and threats, and together safeguard world peace and regional stability. "China was contained by the United States and Japan in the East and South China Seas, and only Russian Federation is strong enough to ease China's pressure", the commentary said.

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South African police battle stone-throwing students

The government said it would cover the increase for students from families earning less than 600,000 rand ($43,000) a year. Third-level campuses in cities including Johannesburg , Durban and Cape Town have shut their doors for the remainder of the week in a bid to lessen the chaos, protect property and avoid injuries to staff and students.


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