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US Deploys B-1B Bombers amid Tension with North Korea

Despite the latest attempt, North Korea has not taken a step back in terms of its nuclear program. North Korean denounced the joint exercise on Wednesday, local time. However Hecker said North Korea's uranium programme, where nuclear weapons have been designed, is its "new nuclear wildcard" as there was no way of Western experts knowing just how advanced their labs are.

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Merkel hopes temporary problems at Deutsche Bank can be solved

CONSUMER CHILL: Shares of Home Depot and Lowe's sank after the government said sales of new homes fell nearly 8 percent in August. The report, published Friday, cited government sources. Goldman Sachs' was the top drag on the Dow, while JPMorgan dropped 1 percent. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 1.3% as banks and life insurance companies were hit by a speech by Bank of Japan Gov.

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Obama Vetoes 9/11 Bill Targeting Saudi Arabia

The Bill's proponents disputed Mr Obama's rationale, arguing the measure is narrowly tailored and applies only to acts of terrorism that occur on USA soil. Although some Democrats have expressed readiness to flip their vote when it comes back to Congress, the Senate will nearly certainly override the bill.

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South Korea recalls Son for Qatar, Iran World Cup qualifiers

South Korea manager Uli Stielike has criticised the attitude of Son Heung-min, despite the forward earning rave reviews for his match-winning performances for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. "When it was 2-1, we suffered a little bit, but we deserved the victory". I like playing for Tottenham and I like scoring goals and why not? Son Heung-min fired a cool seventh-minute finish past Victor Valdes after picking up Vincent Janssen's neat lay-off and dribbling across the face of the ...

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`Chinese intervention in India-Pakistan relations would not be welcomed`

Currently, the CCIT draft is being discussed at the sixth ad hoc committee of the United Nations. India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., September 26, 2016.

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Hlaudi in his hat still in charge at the SABC

Added to this, they have upheld a culture of shaming the outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, for her findings into their perpetual corruption and failures, Motsoeneng's included. I accept that SABC should follow proper process and I am going to apply. Nothing stops him from applying. On the COO post, Motsoeneng emphatically stated that we be applying for the position when it is advertised.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation searches for 2 men who found bomb in Manhattan

Surveillance video obtained exclusively by NBC 4 NY shows the moment that suspected NY and New Jersey bomber Ahmad Rahami moments before he dumped luggage containing a pressure-cooker bomb on a Manhattan street Saturday night, authorities say.

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India and France to sign fighter jet deal

The features that make the Rafale a strategic weapon in the hands of IAF , which is now down to 34 squadrons as against a sanctioned strength of 44, includes its Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Meteor air-to-air missile with a range of 150 KM. It is my firm belief that more Rafale will come. "In our time, there was a provision that technology transfer is a must". The procurement of Rafale jets was first initiated in 2012.

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Clinton, Trump Square Off Over Race, Experience in First Debate

Democrat Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump were combative, sarcastic and even downright amusing on Monday during their 90-minute face-off. "And ISIS was formed", he alleged. Clinton disagreed, saying: "I have put forth a plan to defeat ISIS". "Now, it's in over 30 countries, and you're going to stop them?" They sparred over the economy, creating jobs, how to keep the U.S.

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Calais camp must be 'completely dismantled' - Hollande

He said the issue would be resolved in line with the French republic's values. Thousands of people, a lot of them from the Middle East and Africa, have made long and unsafe journeys to Calais, crossing the Mediterranean to southern Europe in overcrowded boats and then traveling hundreds of miles by foot, vehicle or rail to northwest France .

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2 men arrested, teen girl detained in connection with Southern California killings

A neighbor told Fox 11 News that one of the suspects had been dating the 17-year-old girl against the wishes of her guardians. She was found unharmed, police said in announcing the arrests, emphasizing that they could not legally identify the juvenile who was detained in the homicides.

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More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

Authorities have struggled to give accurate figures for the number of people aboard the capsized vessel. The bodies, pulled from waters off Beheira's Mediterranean town of Rosetta, where the boat capsized on Wednesday, were those of 91 Egyptians and 73 other African nationals, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported.

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Canada Reaches Border Deal with China That Would Hasten Deportations

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang waves as he and his wife Cheng Hong arrive at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada September 21, 2016. China has in the past stressed that the normalization of US-Cuban relations would not pose any threat to China. "Not only is China already the world's largest consumer of meat products, demand for beef is projected to maintain an upward trend as Chinese consumers increase the presence of high quality beef in their diets", ...

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Pakistan accuses Modi of 'well thought out vilification campaign'

Clearly referring to Pakistan, she said: "These nations, in which UN designated terrorists roam freely, lead processions and deliver their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity, are as culpable as the very terrorists they harbour". Likening the anger in the country over Uri attack to that witnessed in the 1965 war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today maintained that those responsible for the terror strike will surely be punished as he asserted that the army does not speak but displays bravery.

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Columbia Resident To Join Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

District Court. "We are protesting at the Sunoco Headquarters because they are part of the company who owns Dakota Access Pipeline", the group's Jeff Tittel wrote in a statement. The Dakota Access pipeline is a $3.8 billion project that will run underground through four states, including Iowa, to bring crude oil from North Dakota to IL for Houston-based Dakota Access LLC.

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Trump Meets With Israel PM Netanyahu on Walls, Security

Donald J. Trump met privately today with Prime Minister Netanyahu for over an hour at Mr. Trump's residence in Trump Tower. Netanyahu also plans to meet with Hilary Clinton later in the evening on Sunday. The statement said that the two men have "known each other for many years". Netanyahu's office issued a statement about the roughly hour-long meeting but made no mention of Trump's pledge on Jerusalem.

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Obama faces prospect of first veto override on September 11 Saudi bill

The bill had passed by voice vote meaning lawmakers didn't have to go on the record with their positions and the White House was hoping the prospect of a recorded vote would lead some Democrats to reconsider publicly rebuking their president.

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UNGA Leaders Adopt New York Declaration For Refugees & Migrants

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. "We are facing a crisis of epic proportion", Obama said . A Syrian cooks at the Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens. "In a world that left the age of empire behind, we see Russian Federation attempting to recover lost glory through force", Obama said. Ban, whose term ends December 31, said "in too many places, we see leaders rewriting constitutions, manipulating elections and taking other desperate steps to cling to power".

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Kremlin Party Wins in a Landslide

According to preliminary estimations released by the Central Elections Commission on Monday afternoon, United Russia garnered over 54 percent of votes cast for political parties' federal lists of candidates. More than 100,000 anti-Putin protesters took to the streets of Moscow after the 2011 Duma election in response to allegations of voting fraud. Pamfilova declared that the elections were "legitimate".

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Memorable Moments From Presidential Debates Past

This debate forever changed the way candidates debated. In the Kennedy-Nixon debates, radio listeners famously thought Nixon fared better, while those who watched on TV in 1960 were struck by Kennedy's handsome appearance and put off by Nixon's pallid complexion and an ill-chosen gray suit that blended into the background.

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Insider attack kills twelve Afghan soldiers in their sleep

Mahmod Danish, spokesman for the provincial governor in Kunduz , said Tuesday that 15 soldiers were at the checkpoint, two of whom had links to the insurgents and facilitated the attack. Insurgents have managed to overrun a number of checkpoints throughout Afghanistan this year, seizing weapons, ammunition, vehicles and equipment from government forces.

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Modi accused Pakistan of trying to destabilise Asia by exporting terrorism

While addressing US CENTCOM Conference in Germany today, he said terrorists could move across borders because of no effective border management systems in place. After reports of airforce drills and shutting down air space, Pakistan has now shifted 16 to 17 of its terror camps from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) closer to the army establishments.

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Father called to report he killed his family

Police say a man apparently asphyxiated his two young children using exhaust from a vehicle, fatally shot his wife's two older children and shot and slashed his wife at a suburban Detroit home. Police said they have been to the home in the past for domestic violence incidents. "We do have the suspected defender in custody so there is no concern for the neighbors".

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France to shut down Calais migrant camp

France will dismantle the squalid shanty town where thousands of migrants live in the northern port city of Calais and expects Britain - where numerous migrants ultimately want to go - to play its part in managing the situation, France's President Francois Hollande said on Monday.

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Residents: Houston shooting lasted about an hour

An "active shooter at Weslayan & Bissonnet has been shot by our officers; no reports of other suspects at this time", Houston Police tweeted. When they arrived at the scene, the suspect, a lawyer, was inside his auto armed with two guns and firing randomly at people passing by.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Justin Trudeau bring trade talks to Montreal

During the meetings, strong steps were taken to expand the bilateral economic and financial relationship. Li said the deal reflected China's goodwill to Canadian canola farmers. Li arrived in the capital of the Caribbean country on Saturday afternoon following a visit to Canada. "If we abolish the death penalty, more innocent people will probably lose their lives".

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Charlotte Police To Release Partial Footage Of Keith Scott Shooting

In the dashboard camera video released Saturday night, Scott could be seen slowly backing away from his SUV with his hands down, and it's not apparent if he's holding anything. Two videos have been made public - one filmed by an officer's bodycam and another by a patrol vehicle dashcam. "It's a matter of when, and it's a matter of sequence", Chief Kerr Putney said at a news conference.

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Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

Scott's wife filed a domestic violence protective order on him in 2015 saying he hit his child, kicked her and threatened to kill them with his gun, ABC affiliate WSOC reported Monday evening. He says those units will get the cameras eventually, but he's been reluctant to allow recordings of their tactics and locations. In the policy, "voluntary investigative conduct" is defined as "the mere suspicion of some type of criminal activity by a person", which fits the description of why police ...

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UK opposes EU army plan but avoids any veto threat

The ideas to share national assets, deepen cooperation in European Union missions and establish a joint European Union military headquarters have emerged as the most tangible way for governments to pull together following Britain's referendum to quit the bloc.

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United States bomber lands in SKorea in show of force

The United States also flew two B-1B bombers over South Korea on September 13. The B-1B, capable of reaching the peninsula from Guam in just two hours, is one of the USA military's three major multi-role and long-range bombers along with the B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit.

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Dollar soggy, yen buoyant before Clinton-Trump debate

On Monday evening at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York , Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met for the first time on the debate stage for a surreal 90 minutes of nonstop bickering, mocking and shaming one another. Moderator Holt asked both candidates about how to bring back jobs to America and stimulate the economy. It wasn't even close: Clinton landed more punches and won more rounds .

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Director Vikas Bahl questions demand to boycott Pakistani artistes

Not just the film industry, cricket too has been threatened, with the most recent example being a cricket match between India and Pakistan during the T20 World Cup. "We will not allow the release of these movies here". "We need to fight terrorism, not each other", she concluded. If we hand everything to politicians they would have destroyed it by now.

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We Need More Troops In Iraq — US Military

Air Commodore Martin Sampson of the RAF said that Britain has worked to shield and protect the Iraqi forces as they move forwards towards Mosul and other areas including Baghdad . Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State when that decision was made, which may be why she is so averse to admitting the truth now. Dunford said the timing of the Mosul operation "now is really just a function of a political decision by Prime Minister Abadi", but in reality the situation is far more complex.

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Don't let Machar launch new rebellion, South Sudan urges Khartoum

Machar is Nuer. The civil war that erupted in December 2013 between supporters of Kiir and Machar has long shown ethnic tensions. Examples of the trend towards scrapping the agreement, he said, include the surrender to Kiir's faction by the "illegal" first vice president, surrender of the selection of transitional speaker for the national parliament to Kiir's faction in order to avoid reform laws, the call to reintegrate forces without security sector reform implementation first as well as ...

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Misery for trapped Syria civilians after ceasefire agreement fails

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday said the USA is not interested in a ceasefire, but that his government is ready and willing to commit to one. The ceasefire was a small step forward in a conflict which continues to escalate and draw in more actors. The announcement suggested that Syria's government has no intention of complying with any further cease-fire requests from the worldwide community, despite appeals by Secretary of State John Kerry the day before to revive the failed ...


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