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Israel to receive largest-ever U.S. military aid package

After 10 months of negotiations, The United States and Israel have finally agreed on one of the largest military aid packages in modern times. The deal will come into effect starting in 2019 and follows in the footsteps of the previous memorandum worth 30 billion US dollars, signed in 2007 and due to expire in 2018.

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Foreign passport forgers charged with hiding body in Bangkok

Upon a search of the shop-house officers found six pistols, methamphetamine, marijuana, passports, a printer and chemicals. Police also also found passports featuring the suspects' pictures with different names. Bangkok police chief Sanit Mahathavorn said those arrested were three English-speaking men and a Burmese maid and her husband. A correspondent from BBC said that the trade in forged and stolen passports is a big business in Thailand.

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Uri attack could be 'reaction' to situation in Kashmir: Nawaz Sharif

Recollecting how India and Pakistan - who are both nuclear powers - have fought two wars over Kashmir, the edit said: "It would be disastrous if the current situation escalated into a full-fledged military confrontation". He said that evil designs of the enemy against CPEC project will not be allowed to succeed. "If Pakistan has been left isolated and nobody gives ear to its alleged rhetoric propaganda may one ask these TV channels what forced them to telecast (Pakistan Prime Minister) Nawaz ...

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Chinese premier calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada

Li arrived in Ottawa Wednesday afternoon for an official visit to Canada and will travel to Cuba on Saturday. Together with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Li was presented with a team jersey by former players. For Canada , the FTA will create more trade opportunities and facilitate joint efforts with China to explore third-party markets, Li added, pointing out that China-Canada cooperation in aviation and railway in developing countries will be highly promising.

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Obama at Netanyahu meeting: 'He is always very candid with us'

The U.S. President Barack Obama urged Israel to end occupation in Palestinian territories in his farewell speech at the United Nations summit. "By the way. The two leaders were all smiles as they sat down in NY in what the White House said was likely their last meeting before Obama's presidency ends in January.

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Russian Election: Big Victory For Putin-Backed Party United Russia

The Communist Party was in second place, followed by the Liberal Democrat Party and the A Just Russia Party, in a record-low voter turnout . United Russia , led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev , a loyalist of President Putin, now has 238 of 450 Duma seats and dominates the more than 80 regional parliaments.

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Russia: Ruling United Russia party wins parliamentary elections

But the perceived honesty of the election could be a critical factor in whether protests arise following the voting. After the last election, anger at ballot-rigging prompted large protests in Moscow, and the Kremlin will be anxious to avoid a repetition of that.

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Lowe's gives $1 Million to National Museum Of African American History

The pieces the museum houses are meant to tell the unique tale of African American resilience; from the handmade tin box a black man used to carry his freedom papers to the headgear the late Muhammad Ali used to protect his head during fights.

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Jets pound rebel-held Aleppo as army offensive begins

The official said the operation would "include a ground offensive". The announcement appears to contradict an earlier statement by Russian Federation, which backs the government in the more than five-year civil war. The deal collapsed after an American coalition led air strike accidentally hit a Syrian army base near Isis territory, and an aid convoy near Aleppo was attacked, killing 20 volunteers and Syrian Arab Red Crescent workers.

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Obama vetoes September 11 lawsuit bill

The White House was also concerned that the measure would expose the U.S.to lawsuits by people from other countries. The legislation , also known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act , would allow USA courts to waive claims to foreign sovereign immunity in cases involving terrorism on US soil.

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Pac 12 Power Rankings Week 3: Can Stanford run the table?

The Trojans are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall . Butler-Byrd, a senior wide receiver, totaled 66 yards on five receptions against San Jose State in his first game back from a suspension to start the season.

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Donald Trump promises 'loyal friendship' with Egyptian president

El-Sissi conferred on the sidelines with foreign leaders as well as US presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump . The meeting also included Mr. It was not clear if Trump would discuss his proposed Muslim ban with the Egyptian president. A report noted on Tuesday that both candidates have been presenting their foreign policy credentials to world leaders at the UN.

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4 children killed at Dearborn Heights home

Michael Krause said. In Dearborn Heights , Krause said officers arriving at the family's home found a vehicle parked outside with a hose hooked to the exhaust. A man once convicted of killing his pregnant wife and serving 16 years for his crime has struck again. " After being denied four times, he completed several cognitive based programs and was paroled in 2008".

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Jeremy Corbyn accused of leaving colleagues 'hanging out to dry'

HMr Austin has been a vocal opponent of Mr Corbyn since he took office a year ago. A motion from Mr Watson to make a decision on the finer details of the plan ahead of Saturday's leadership election result was voted down, by 16 votes to 15.

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North Korea at UN: US faces 'consequences beyond imagination'

North Korea has come under heavy worldwide condemnation, including China, for its fifth and what it claims as the "largest" nuclear test on 9 September. "We call upon Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear missile program and return to the Nonproliferation Treaty regime", Lavrov said in his U.N. General Assembly address, referring to the North's nuclear and missile tests.

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Uri attack could be 'reaction' to situation in Kashmir: Sharif

A highly-placed official told NDTV the speech was a "team effort", drafted in just five hours, in time for India's reply to Nawaz Sharif's speech. The source also said that in view of Pakistan's defence capabilities and knowing well how Pakistan could respond, India might not go beyond the war hysteria it had created.

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PMO Staff Apologize For $200K Moving Expenses, Will Repay Some Funds

Justin Trudeau's Chief of staff Katie Telford and principal secretary Gerald Butts said on social media and in a media release, that they felt less than comfortable about some of their relocation costs incurred in a move from Toronto to Ottawa.

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Farron's hostage to fortune: "Liberal Democrats will raise taxes"

Mr Farron repeated his demand for a referendum to be held on the terms of any Brexit deal struck by Theresa May, arguing: "If we trusted the people to vote for our departure, then we must trust the people to vote for our destination". "What are these people doing, jostling for position in a sideshow". He attacked the Tories, with more than a little justification, by saying they had forfeited the right to be seen as the party of business because of Brexit.

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Netanyahu to meet with Clinton and Trump

As the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation approaches in June, the Palestinian president urged the 193-member United Nations general assembly to declare 2017 "the global year to end the Israeli occupation of our land and our people". Abbas called on Israel to cease settlement expansion, "collective punishment and...demolition of Palestinian homes", as well as "extrajudicial executions" and "aggression and provocations against the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque" on the Temple Mount.

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Jeremy Corbyn Supporters in South Tyneside and Sunderland to Celebrate his…

Jeremy Corbyn supporters in South Tyneside and Sunderland are hosting a public meeting to celebrate his impending second victory as leader of the Labour Party. "Anything else would be destructive and self-indulgent". Our party is at a crossroads, and the choice we face is between renewing our party to pursue unity and power, or satisfying ourselves with ongoing division and opposition.

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Hajj pilgrims reach site of deadly stampede

Muslim pilgrims reached Mina on Monday for the ritual stoning of the devil, the last major rite of the annual hajj and the scene of a devastating stampede previous year. Mina is full of vast white fireproof tents which have the capacity to accommodate around 2.5 million pilgrims. In his message, the Ansarullah leader once again slammed Saudi Arabia's air campaign against Yemen, saying the regime in Riyadh insists on continuing the aggression in order to appease the United States and Israel.

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Oil rises as Venezuela's Maduro says production freeze deal is 'close'

LONDON-Oil prices gained Wednesday after preliminary data showed a fall in USA 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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U.S. won't negotiate deployment of THAAD in South Korea

North Korea just set off global alarm bells, launching its fifth and largest nuclear test earlier this month and drawing recriminations from the worldwide community. Japanese visits dropped off abruptly as political relations deteriorated over revelations that North Korea had abducted more than a dozen Japanese people in the 1970s and 80s and then over its nuclear weapons and long-range missile programs.

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Jeremy Corbyn praises Israel at Jewish News debate

A crunch meeting of the party's national executive committee (NEC) failed to reach consensus on how Labour's shadow cabinet should be formed, after almost nine hours of discussion. The Labour leader said many MPs will face selection battles in their seats due to proposed boundary changes, as some of his allies indicated support for deselecting disloyal colleagues.

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China assures support to Pak on Kashmir issue

Experts also say that despite Islamabad's claims that its support to Kashmiri separatists has been merely diplomatic, the allegations that Pakistan is supporting armed militants in the valley weakens the Pakistani case in the UN. Eenam Gambhir, the young diplomat who responded to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the UN's has become an overnight sensation. Pakistan has been home matches in Abu Dhabi with the ICC member countries reluctant to travel to the country which is home to ...

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Authorities: 4 dead in shooting at mall north of Seattle

Police are sweeping stores in Cascade Mall, searching for at least one shooter, Francis said. A helicopter, search teams and K-9 units scoured the area for a rifle-carrying man. "Stay inside and obviously report anything suspicious that they may see". BURLINGTON, Wash . (AP) — A gunman remained on the loose after opening fire in a crowded mall north of Seattle , killing three people and critically wounding another before fleeing Friday night, authorities said.

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Charlotte has 4th night of protest over police shooting

Rakeyia Scott can be heard urging officers to not shoot her husband and begging her husband to comply with officer commands. Scott's wife, Rakeyia, said she had come out of the complex to give her husband a mobile phone charger, and she discovered officers around his truck.

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North Korean Nuclear Tests Cause for Grave Concerns

North Korea has been testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate this year under young leader Kim Jong Un. "They are bluffing that B-1Bs are enough for fighting an all-out nuclear war", Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency reported .

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Syria diplomacy: A US-Russia deal unravels and war revs up

Ibrahim Abu Laith, another Aleppo-based civil defense official, told Anadolu Agency that Russian jets had targeted civil defense centers and fire departments in the city's Al-Ansari and Masaken Hanano districts. The diplomatic back-and-forth between the two countries has made efforts towards ending violence in the country increasingly hard, with two ceasefires already failing this year, and Damascus emboldened by Russia's support and looking to seize a strategic victory in Aleppo .

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Arab world marks start of Eid al-Adha

The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. "In addition to being a time of celebration, Eid al-Adha is a time for charity.", Obama said in a message. The willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his own son to God. According to a tradition, every muslim is obligated to sacrifice a lamb or a cow, or other livestock animal.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it is 'gathering facts' about Brad Pitt abuse allegations

Sources familiar with the allegations, but not authorized to speak publicly, say the child welfare investigation centers on Pitt's treatment of his son Maddox , 15, during an argument during the September 14 flight. The episode is apparently what prompted Jolie to file for divorce. Jolie and Pitt with their son Maddox back in 2013. "The fighting got worse, and they disagreed a lot about parenting and a lot of things".

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Maryland girl, 15, pepper sprayed after refusing medical treatment

He said that police never asked the teen about her condition after the collision and did not offer her water after she was sprayed. A 15-year-old Maryland girl pepper-sprayed by police says she resisted arrest because she was dizzy, confused and scared after her bicycle hit a moving auto, briefly knocking her unconscious.

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Bright spots for both candidates in early voting

Non-registered voters in Coates, Miesville and New Trier can return their mail ballots or vote by absentee on Election Day at the Administration Center in Hastings until 8 p.m. The deadline for anyone needing to update their voter registration information is October 24. Brown says as long as voters are informed and use all resources to research a candidate or issue there is no downside to voting early.

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Giants blank Dodgers but lose Crawford, Cueto

After building a cushion in the NL West, the Los Angeles Dodgers are still being extremely careful with Rich Hill and his pesky blister. He was born in The Bronx and was raised in Washington Heights. Whether it was Don Larsen's flawless game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series or Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth in 1974, Scully's evocative voice was there.

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Boeing receives USA licence to sell jetliners to Iran, ending ban

Airbus and Boeing announced Wednesday that they received United States licenses to sell planes to Iran Air , clearing the way for the first western aircraft sales to the country in decades. The decision comes as a boon not only for the two companies but also for Iranian politicians keen to expand the country's engagement with the world after the lifting of sanctions linked to Iran's nuclear programme, say commentators.


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