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Obama restores trade benefits to Myanmar under GSP

While Obama and his administration were pleased at Suu Kyi's elevation to the role after decades as an outspoken critic of the military junta, rights groups are concerned at the condition of ethnic minorities in the country. Scores of Rohingya Muslims have been the target of sectarian violence, which forced them to flee to neighbouring countries like Thailand and Malaysia.

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Clinton vs. Trump Debate Will Be Most-Watched Ever

Aides say the former secretary of state - who is known for doing her homework - has been poring over briefing books and practicing in mock debates with a Trump stand-in, whose identity has not been confirmed. An influential businessman and fellow billionaire, Mr Cuban has publicly criticised Mr Trump in the past - repeatedly attacking him for not releasing his tax returns and calling him "bats*** crazy".

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Presidential Debate Commission Chief Wary of Moderators Becoming Fact-Checkers

The poll suggests Clinton has made an effective case that Trump does not have the temperament to be president - she is viewed as better suited for the presidency by a almost two-to-one margin in each state on that score - and she holds smaller advantages as the better candidate to be commander-in-chief.

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Pakistan demands global probe into Uri attack

He said that such "display of irresponsible behaviour at the highest political level was regrettable", Dawn reported. "It is evident that, as an act of desperation, India is trying to distract world attention from the atrocities perpetrated by its occupation forces against innocent and defenceless Kashmiris, including women and children", he said.

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Trump Would Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton affirmed "her opposition to any attempt by external forces to impose a solution, including the UN Security Council", during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday in NY.

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Violent clashes in South Africa over student fees

It was not possible for Anadolu Agency to ascertain if there were any students injured during the clashes. Students Representative Council Secretary General Fasiha Hassan said in a statement that students had faced the worst kind of police brutality and violence.

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23 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari began addressing the council, Power, Rycroft and French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre walked out of the chamber, diplomats said . The U.N. estimates 600,000 Syrians are trapped in different sieges. An activist group has lately claimed six children among seven were killed in the opposition-held eastern Aleppo in a barrel bombing on Sunday that was launched from helicopters.

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Trump accuses Clinton of being tougher on his supporters than ISIS

Speaking with the Steve Harvey radio show, Clinton said she was preparing to deal with Trump's "bullying" tactics at the upcoming debate. "Hillary Clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does Islamic terrorists, right?" The Trump Campaign alleged that Clinton Foundation is first and foremost an arm of the Clintons' political and buck-raking apparatus.

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Obama To Establish First US Atlantic Marine National Monument In New England

In these waters, the Atlantic Ocean meets the continental shelf in a region of great abundance and diversity as well as stark geological relief. The European Union has committed to hold a similar conference next year, followed by Indonesia in 2018 and Norway in 2019, Kerry said .

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'Sully' is looking like the fall's first big hit

The film directed by Clint Eastwood stars Tom Hanks as real life airline pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger , the man who landed a passenger plane in the Hudson river after something went terribly wrong shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport.

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India's PM points finger at Pakistan for Kashmir attack

Ruling out Pakistan's involvement in the Uri base attack, father of slain Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani has said it is wrong to blame Islamabad for the ills in Indian-held Kashmir. Modi exhorted the people of Pakistan to eschew the path of violence and work to eradicate social ills such as poverty and unemployment. Meanwhile India can provide clear evidences of Pakistan's complicity to all major global fora, including the UN.

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Philippines' Duterte fierce attack on 'hypocritical' EU

Speaking in his home town city of Davao after the European Union parliament called for better monitoring of human rights abuses, Duterte didn't appear to take to kindly to the issue. Duterte, who admitted Thursday he can not behave in the way expected of a Philippine president as he is used to being a local executive, which he was for more than two decades, lashed out again at the United Nations, the European Union and the United States for their criticism leveled him.

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Iowa, Wisconsin face flood threat with swollen rivers

People view the flooding on the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The National Weather Service has revised its forecast for the Cedar River near Iowa's second-largest city of Cedar Rapids. That's well below the 2008 record of 27 feet (8.2 meters), but still caused major flooding. Two bridges remained closed in LeSueur because of high water, but Weller said schools were expected to reopen Monday.

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Philippines tells world not to interfere in Duterte drugs war

Referring to his promise, Duterte said last week: "I did not realise how severe and how serious the drug menace was in this republic until I became president". The president also made it clear that he intends to pursue peace, not war, with China, over the territorial disputes. President Duterte has drawn worldwide criticism for his open season on drug traffickers and dealers.

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The world reacts to Hillary Clinton's new advert

In a normal election year this would be extraordinary. On the West Coast, the Los Angeles Times headline read: "Scope of Trump's Falsehoods Unprecedented for a Modern Presidential Candidate". Critics blasted Lauer for not objecting when Trump falsely claimed that he had opposed the 2003 US -led invasion of Iraq from the start. The allegation almost derailed Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.

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United Kingdom accuses Russian Federation of committing war crimes in Syria

As the government offensive entered its fourth day on Sunday, medical workers and local officials reported airstrikes on neighborhoods throughout Aleppo's rebel-held eastern districts. The Syrian leader has rallied Syria's minorities behind his government behind fears of the Sunni-dominated rebellion. While intra-Syria negotiations remain the aim of the Western powers and Russian Federation, a broad coalition of 33 Syrian rebel factions issued a statement Sunday saying: "Negotiations under ...

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Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

Mohammad Al-Jaghbir, Hattar's friend, told AFP he had witnessed the killing. Previously, Hattar had made waves in Jordan for supporting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and for claiming that he was tortured by the late King Hussein of Jordan.

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Johnson leads Fedex finale as Day withdraws

Johnson has been here many times before finishing in the top five in each of the last two Tour Championships. Kevin Kisner, Johnson's second-round partner at East Lake, has seen this show for most of his golf career, from the duo's days in junior golf and beyond.

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Late double bogey drops Dustin Johnson into tie for Tour Championship lead

Rory McIlroy - displaying wizardry and bravery - punched all the right numbers on the cash register as he spectacularly won the Tour Championship in a three-way play-off with Americans Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell to scoop a $11.5 million payday in also claiming the FedEx Cup title.

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Boat carrying 600 migrants capsizes off Egypt, at least 42 dead

More than 150 people have been reportedly pulled alive from the water. Over 40,000 migrants have crossed the central Mediterranean to Italy this year and a total of 2,800 deaths were recorded between January and June of 2016. Darwish described spotting a fishing boat about a kilometre away and desperately trying to attract its attention, afraid it would not see his head bobbing above the waves.

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Obama hoping to get help on refugee crisis

National Security Advisor Susan Rice in June announced that the gathering - co-hosted along with the USA by Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, Sweden and the UN Secretary General - would seek an increase in funding of at least 30%, a doubling of permanent resettlement, and expanded access to education and work rights for refugees.

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3-year-old girl among eight shot in 'retaliatory violence' in Baltimore

Authorities say police shot and killed a man Friday while investigating a bank robbery in suburban Baltimore and that a second man was injured . He believes the gunmen who shot the 3-year-old deserve more than just to be placed in the jail.

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8 people shot in Baltimore, 3 gunmen at large

Police told a news conference that the incident appeared to be retaliation for an earlier shooting, which took place on 5 September killing one person. The shooting occurred last night just a block from where the city held a party earlier yesterday for a special event. Baltimore police commissioner Ken Davis did not elaborate on how the two shootings were linked.

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Obama, Netanyahu to meet in New York Wednesday

We have not been offered more money, not even one dollar, and we have never been offered advanced technologies. The statement echoed that of President Obama shortly after the USA aid deal was signed last week. "These are fabrications and falsifications from parties with political interests", he said. At the airport, Mr. Netanyahu said, "We are in the midst of a very important diplomatic week for the State of Israel".

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Charlotte Lifts Curfew Imposed in Response to Protests

A crowd gathered outside police headquarters dispersed without any violence shortly after midnight. Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was on ABC's This Week Sunday morning, and host George Stephanopoulos asked her about Monday night's debate, the role of debate moderators, whether Trump would apologize for his "birther" crusade ("that's a very personal thing"), and President Obama's response to Trump's assertion that "our African American communities are absolutely in ...

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Clinton and Trump to debate tonight: Everything you need to know

House Speaker Paul Ryan disagrees with Donald Trump's recent statement that things have been "absolutely in the worst shape that they've ever been in before" for blacks living in America's inner cities. News are even doing a live virtual-reality stream of the debate, which you can access on Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and HTC Vive headsets as well as through a desktop viewer on your computer.

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Loss hurts, but Gators still a part of SEC race

Instead of stepping on the Vols' throats, they let them get back to a knee. After rolling up 300 yards of total offense in building the 21-3 halftime lead, the offense stalled in the third quarter. Backup quarterback Austin Appleby directed the offense well and made some plays himself, finishing the game 23 of 39 with 296 yards and three touchdowns through the air.

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Hofstra University campus prepares for Monday's presidential debate

As Hillary Clinton prepared to face the most unconventional candidate of her political career on the debate stage Monday night, her campaign aides engaged in a deep study of Donald Trump's personality to glean insights into how he might act, according to several people familiar with the process.

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Podolski takes aim at Mourinho over Schweinsteiger treatment

The total cost of termination would be £13.8m, but United are hopeful of reaching a smaller figure as they negotiate a better deal. Former Germany global Lukas Podolski has hit out at Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho over his treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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Prince William hails 'friendship' with Canada

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, brought their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte to Canada for the first time this weekend. The Duke of Cambridge has explained how his two children were beginning their "lifetime of friendship" with Canada as Prince George took his first tentative steps in the country.

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The presidential debates, the candidates and the moderators (2 letters)

But he's been less detailed about other ideas, including his plan for stamping out the Islamic State group in the Middle East, and Conway suggested he'd be similarly coy in Monday's debate. He's gotten into trouble by repeatedly going off his political script. The tweet on Saturday underscored the challenges Trump faces as he attempts to close his deficit among female voters, whom polls show favor Clinton by significant margins.

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Koepka Tired of Hearing About Ryder Cup From Europe

In the middle of the last Ryder Cup the European captain Paul McGinley made a selection decision that reflected how the order of things had changed. "That's not a fluke". In addition to helping the team the singer is acting as an ambassador for the event and will participate in a celebrity match held over 9-holes before the real action begins.

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Okla. officer charged with manslaughter, surrenders to authorities

The attorney's also expressed gratitude toward the Tulsa Police Department. "Our goal now is to ensure that this never happens to another innocent citizen", Tiffany Crutcher said. Kansas City police are trying to determine whether an officer posted on Facebook that the killing of an unarmed black man by a white Oklahoma police officer was a "good shoot".

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Uri angered nation, culprits won't be spared: Modi

Prime minister said in a planned way country will be marching forward for the expansion of para olympics in the country in the coming days. "It further said that the prime minister was "trying to distract world attention from the atrocities perpetrated" by its forces in Kashmir".

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India vows isolation for Pakistan

Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the UN General Assembly in NY today, where she is expected to give a stinging response to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's UNGA speech. He said that such display of irresponsible behaviour at the highest political level was regrettable. URI ATTACK REACTION TO ATROCITIES: NAWAZ The terror attack on an Indian army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir could be a backlash to the "atrocities" in Indian-administered Kashmir, ...


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