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Labour remains in deadlock over shadow cabinet issue

Mr Smith has warned that Labour would be "decimated" if Mr Corbyn is re-elected. Labour remains in deadlock after more than eight hours of discussion failed to resolve how the party would form its shadow cabinet . "I will continue to make these arguments - I am not going anywhere", said Mr Smith, saying he was determined to make Labour "electable". "If we had an election right now, the polls are telling us that we would be decimated in that election, so the risks are enormous and the ...

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'No doubt' Russia to blame in Syria convoy attack: top US general

Key players in the Syrian peace process were to meet in NY later on Thursday, with the clock ticking down as the United Nations warned that undelivered aid for besieged civilians in Aleppo would expire in four days. "Twelve people, including the (opposition) provisional government's local administration minister, Yaacoub al-Ammar, were killed" and dozens more were wounded, Shadi al-Jundi told AFP by telephone.

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United Nations wants Dakota Access Pipeline construction halted

Joseph". The underground pipeline would traverse both federally-managed and private lands in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and IL. The incident came one day after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed court papers saying it found several sites of "significant cultural and historic value" along the pipeline's path.

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About 50 feet away, about a dozen Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers sat on bicycles observing the protesters. They raised their hands to signify "don't shoot" and lay down on the ground as if they'd been shot. "They say it was the tear gas, and it looked like one the tear gas exploded". "We understand that not all police officers are bad, not all police officers did the wrong thing".

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Cop who killed Terence Crutcher surrenders to authorities, released on $50000 bond

Never lose sight of that in any of these cases. Police videos have not been released in this case so as not to compromise the investigation, authorities said. According to an affidavit, Shelby was responding as backup to a domestic call when she came upon Crutcher in the road with a vehicle blocking eastbound and westbound lanes.

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Pakistan Air Force Closes Highway for 'Routine' Drill Amid India Tension

In an interview with PTV on Friday, he said India is of the habit of blaming Pakistan for any untoward incident particularly in Occupied Kashmir . It said the closure of air space because of these maneuvers and to precautions in northern Pakistan resulted in 10 domestic flights being cancelled.

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Sharif rants about Kashmir at UN

Welcoming the offer of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's good offices on the resolution of the dispute, Sharif said Islamabad will also open consultations with members of the Security Council to explore the modalities for implementation of the Council's resolutions on Kashmir.

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More talks at United Nations as Syria's future 'hangs by a thread'

An AFP correspondent in the eastern Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood reported that his entire street was in flames following the pre-dawn strikes. Activists say white phosphorus was dropped - a controversial weapon which keeps burning with ferocious heat after it lands, and is illegal to use in situations where many civilians are present - but there's no way to confirm the claim.

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18 arrested over Greek refugee camp fire

Police were investigating the possibility that it may have been started by migrants . There are some 5,600 refugees now in Lesbos, according to the United Nations, but the island only has capacity for 3,600. More than 13,500 migrants and refugees are now living on five Greek islands close to Turkey, with capacity for 7450, according to government data.

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Air raids pound Aleppo as Syria army begins assault

A Syrian man checks the damage following an air strike in the rebel-held Ansari district in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 23, 2016. White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes on Tuesday said the administration holds Russian Federation responsible. While both sides continue to blame each other for violating the terms, Kerry said neither the US nor Russian Federation have come to an agreement about a way forward.

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UN resumes Syria aid convoys

The announcement came just minutes after the United States and Russian Federation convened a fruitless last-ditch meeting in NY to save their Syria ceasefire plan and followed several hours of intensive bombardment that left Aleppo in flames.

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Man arrested, accused of killing man during Charlotte protests

Police said Carr was wounded in a protester-on-protester incident Wednesday night during demonstrations over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which was caught on police dashboard and bodycam videos. A makeshift memorial of candles and flowers remained at the site of Carr's shooting on Thursday night, after he slipped away. Protests continued on Thursday, though relatively peaceful.

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Russian Federation dismisses U.S. calls to ground aircraft in Syria

The war has killed as many as a half-million people, contributed to Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II and allowed the Islamic State group to emerge as a global terror threat. General Assembly in NY. Mr Kerry called for Russian and Syrian government aircraft to be grounded in parts of the country so the deal can be extended.

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Fire destroys Moria refugee camp in Greek island

There were no reports of injuries. The blaze began after fires were apparently deliberately lit in the Moria camp, following a weekend of citizen and camp protests at the site. According to government data, there are more than 13,000 people on five islands in facilities built to house fewer than 8,000. "There is a great need for decongestion of the islands.in the future things could become much more hard", she said.

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Assad rejects accusations Russian Federation struck aid convoy in Syria

Kerry spoke to reporters after the U.S., Russia , Iran and other members of the International Syria Support Group met in NY on Thursday to discuss a truce that went into effect September 12 but quickly unraveled. "And we won't get anywhere if we begin by ignoring facts and plain common sense, or denying the truth", he said. One official said the US was "not sure" the gridlock around the failed cease-fire agreement could be resolved, while another official added it would take ...

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Assad denies that Syrian or Russian planes bombed UN aid convoy

It came after the Syrian army announced late on Thursday that it was launching a new offensive to retake rebel-held parts of the city. The United States said it made a little progress on halting the violence in the Syrian war in talks with Russian Federation on Friday (Sept 23) as Moscow blasted Washington for throwing its weight around the world.

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USA military confirms Islamic State used chemical agent on troops in Iraq

CNN previously reported that the Islamic State had fired rounds of mustard agent at opponents in Iraq and Syria, but this attack was the first believed to be directed at us troops. After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard.

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Charlotte stays largely peaceful during third night of protest

Demonstrators massed on the city's streets to protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and demand the release of video that could resolve questions over his killing. Some protesters hugged National Guard members , shook their hands or took pictures with them. The statement released to news media said: " After watching the videos, the family again has more questions than answers ".

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UN official denies Assad claim on convoy attack

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Mr Sergey Lavrov , talked first by telephone on Wednesday "at the initiative of the Americans", the ministry said in a message on Facebook . America said the intended target had been Islamic State forces in the area. "In bombarding Aleppo, the regime is playing the card of a partition of Syria, and his allies are letting him get away with it", he said, at the United Nations.

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No Cauvery water to be released till special session on Friday

He said that the state government will write to the governor to convene a session of both houses on 23 September. The former Chief Minister also advised the party's opposition leaders Jagdish Shettar (assembly) and K.E. At the all-party meeting, M Veerappa Moily, MP, exhorted the government to not release water, saying the apex court has no jurisdiction over the issue.

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Duke, Notre Dame looking for answers to inconsistent play

Notre Dame has always had a tough time quantifying rivalries. Far from it - Jack Swarbrick & Co. have Irish athletics as well-positioned as perhaps they've ever been. Can Duke continue to pressure the quarterback? The spring slate features five regular season meets, including Duke's annual home meet and the ACC Fencing Championships, before qualifying Blue Devils compete at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional and the NCAA Fencing Championships.

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Donald Trump Meeting World Leaders in NYC

Trump used the meetings to try to convince voters that despite his often explosive personality he is qualified to serve as commander in chief. El-Sissi traveled to NY with a large delegation of loyal parliamentarians and media figures. Lou Dobbs told Trump that he heard Egyptian officials "were thrilled that you took the time that you did". Her perceived closeness to Mubarak's family and seeming slowness to embrace Egypt's Arab Spring democratic movement in 2011 already has made her an ...

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Bombing suspect's bloody journal shown at hearing

In a federal court filing Thursday, lawyers from the US Attorney's Office in New Jersey wrote that they've been informed by Rahami's medical team that "he is now incapacitated and intubated". He has been charged with terrorism, the use of a weapon of mass destruction, bombing, attempted murder of police officers, destruction of property and use of a destructive device.

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Jeremy Corbyn's first wife backs rival for Labour leadership

Asked if this could be the end for Labour, Mr Campbell said: "I think it could be". It comes as the Labour leadership race reaches the home straight, with 640,000 eligible voters picking between current leader Mr Corbyn and Owen Smith, as the polls closed yesterday.

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Gigi Hadid Fights Off Man Who Grabbed Her Outside Fashion Show

Dramatic video footage shows the supermodel screaming and shouting "Let me go" and trying to wriggle free after being picked up by a man wearing a hat and sunglasses at Milan Fashion Week . He ran quick tho.' (sic). Gigi looked pretty shaken after the altercation, and we hope she's okay. She drew crowds outside the Max Mara shop on opening day of Milan Fashion Week , and indulged fans with selfies.

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France investigating suspected women militants in new terror plot

The 29-year-old is accused of attempted murder and trying to carry out a terrorist act. The discovery of an abandoned auto early last Sunday led investigators to the arrests of three more women and a man that revealed links to two attacks this year in France claimed by the Islamic State group and underscored the overlapping nature of the terrorist web.

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Obama touts $38 billion military aid package in meeting with Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu poked fun on Wednesday at President Barack Obama's golf habit. "I don't think people at large understand the breadth and depth of the cooperation, but I know and I want to thank you on behalf of all of the people of Israel", Netanyahu told Obama at the beginning of their meeting at New York's Palace Hotel, alluding to the historic 10-year $38 billion military aid package that was signed last week.

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Indian Army in Kashmir attacked by militants. Eighteen soldiers killed

He said the government was successfully meeting all three challenges, including power crisis, economic revival and the elimination of terrorism from the country. War between Pakistan and India is not in the interest of anyone, said Syed Khursheed Shah here Friday. "Self-radicalisation over internet and social media, and spread of influence of Islamic State all over, including in our country, has added new dimensions to the threat", he said.

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Kerry, Lavrov discuss Syria in New York

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said these were "the most intense strikes in months", while opposition activists accused the Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation of dropping "incendiary phosphorous bombs". "I don't believe the United States will be ready to join Russian Federation in fighting terrorists in Syria.the United States is not genuine regarding having a cessation of violence in Syria".

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Bernie Sanders' Brother To Contest David Cameron's Old Seat

Mr Sanders, who emigrated to the United Kingdom from America in the 1960s, was leader of the Greens on Oxford County Council between 2005 and 2013. Bernie Sanders gave Hillary Clinton an unexpectedly tough fight in the Democratic presidential primaries, riding a wave of idealism among a predominantly young voter base.

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Downing Street refuses to back up Boris's Brexit claim

Mr Osborne also urged Britain not to turn its back on Europe, adding: "Each and every time we have tried to disengage from Europe, and wipe our hands of its problems, it has been a disaster for Britain and a tragedy for our continent". Mr Schulz met her in Downing Street on Thursday. He said: "Many people are looking on with concern at the rise in xenophobic violence and hate crime over here".

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Iraq forces push Daesh militants from key town

The Iraqi army says its forces have taken control of the strategic northern town of Shirqat from ISIL, in a military operation launched ahead of a push to recapture the armed group's stronghold of Mosul. ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is another name for ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The U.S. government has previously accused the Islamic State of using chemical weapons.

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Obama says Trump should visit to new African-American museum

Someone on the police radio says, "I think he may have just been tasered". "And I've never seen him so angry about anything". Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says violent protests like the ones in Charlotte over the past two nights will not be tolerated if he is elected president.

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ICAO: US backs Taiwan's 'meaningful participation'

Since May, when Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Party, which traditionally favours independence from China, took power, Beijing has suspended official communication channels with Taiwan, despite the island's request to maintain dialogue.

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Zidane: Barcelona much worse off without Messi

The Argentina captain is set to miss his country's World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Paraguay next month as well as Barca's Champions League clash at Borussia Monchengladbach. Early reports say he will be lost for three weeks. But I am thinking about playing these matches without him. "When there are 11 guys in the area, co-ordinated like that, it takes a lot out of us to break them down", he said in quotes reported by Marca.


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