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Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn not electable - Blunkett

Mr Abbas said: "Thurrock Labour Party overwhelmingly voted in support of Jeremy Corbyn". A spokesman for Mr McGinn said that stories circulating earlier in the week that the MP had been "distraught at the re-election of Mr Corbyn " were misconstrued.

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Man bailed over Pippa Middleton iCloud hacking claim

He was taken into custody at a south London police station on Saturday evening and bailed late on Sunday. Pippa, 33, was at the centre of a major security alert after the man reportedly offered to sell 3,000 images of her, and her royal relatives, to editors at The Sun newspaper and other publications for $65,000 (£50,000).

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Narendra Modi to review MFN status to Pakistan

The Indus Water Treaty was brokered by the World Bank in 1960 after tough negotiations. However, the Government is not keen on any knee-jerk reactions. Sources told The Hindu that while the treaty was not reviewed in the meeting, steps to utilise India's western rivers in a better way were discussed.

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Documents: Wash. mall shooting suspect confessed

Five people were killed in the shooting, and Cetin is being held on a $2 million bail. "He had some kind of issues, to say the least", Miranda Schnecker, who knew Cetin from middle school and high school, said in an interview. His apartment on the second floor has a porch with an orange and brown lounger, a coffee cup with yellow tulips and a big red daisy clipped to the deck.

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U.S. sanctions Chinese firm tied with NK

China said on Tuesday it was opposed to any country using its own laws to carry out "long arm jurisdiction", after the United States sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery wholesaler tied to North Korea's nuclear programme. At the UN General Assembly in NY last week, US President Barack Obama and China's prime minister, Li Keqiang, agreed to step up cooperation in investigating the Hongxiang conglomerate.

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US Treasury gets tough on Chinese firm with North Korea ties

Criminal charges were brought against four executives, namely, Ma Xiaohong, Zhou Jianshu, Hong Jinhua, and Luo Chuanxu, for contributing to North Korean proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). At the UN General Assembly in NY last week, US President Barack Obama and China's prime minister, Li Keqiang, agreed to step up cooperation in investigating the Hongxiang conglomerate.

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Cedar Rapids fends off flood damage with temporary barriers

City workers and contractors worked through the night to pump out water that seeped through the barriers and that came up through the sewer system. Forecasters said Tuesday morning that they expect the river to crest in the next few hours.

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Muslim pilgrims begin stone-throwing ritual amid tightened security

Indian pilgrim Mohammed Arafan, 40, said he feels "chosen by God" for being able to perform the hajj. For the first time in almost three decades, Iran's 64,000 pilgrims are not attending the Haj in Saudi Arabia after the two regional rivals failed to agree on security and logistics.

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies aged 93

Former President Bill Clinton says he and his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, lost a "treasured friend" in Shimon Peres. "There will be countless tributes to Shimon Peres over the coming days, but I fear that few, if any, will adequately capture the palpable sense of collective grief felt across the world, nor do justice to the memory of a true giant amongst men", Mr Mirvis said.

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Peres one of few people who changed history: Obama (Lead, correcting headline)

Rabin was assassinated in 1995 by an Israeli ultra-nationalist who opposed the interim accords - which never hardened into a lasting treaty - and it was Peres who took over as prime minister after Rabin's death . Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan, meanwhile, paid to tribute to a "great statesman with a remarkable and illustrious political career". He added: "Tragically, thus far, we have not succeeded".

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Rescued Boater Expected in Boston Tuesday as Mother Is Still Missing

The Coast Guard spent six days searching 62,000 square nautical miles-an area the size of Georgia-looking for the Carmans before calling off the search on Friday. His mother, 54-year-old Linda Carman, of Middletown, Connecticut, has not been found. The warrant was said to include statements describing repairs Nathan Carman made to his boat that could have "rendered the boat unsafe for operation" potentially leaving the man open to charges of "operating so as to endanger, resulting in death".

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At least 29 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Egypt

Some 1.3 million migrants reached Europe's shores previous year fleeing war and economic hardship, prompting bitter rows among European countries over how to share responsibility. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail had ordered the swift arrest of the smugglers. More than 12,000 people arrived in Italy from Egypt between January and September, compared to 7,000 in the same period past year, it said.

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Oil Halts Advance Near $46 as More OPEC Members Back Output Deal

Freezing output was first proposed in February, but a meeting in April ended with no final accord. Futures fell as much as 1.7 per cent in NY. The meeting is expected to discuss stabilising a volatile oil market and developing green energy.

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Jeremy Corbyn: We will not 'fan the flames of fear' on immigration

And he will also say that Labour will prevent migrants undercutting British workers by accepting lower wages. Jeremy Corbyn says the Labour Party "can win support in Scotland" in the next general election. That is the government I am determined to lead, to win power to change Britain for the better. The former schools secretary, who is now taking part in the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, added: "People know that it's a catastrophic thing to do, they know that the Labour Party is where you ...

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Doncaster mayor Ros Jones praised by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Sharp-eyed readers may be able to spot Khan's message to the Labour leader, buried in these extracts from the speech. But he will say: "It's only with Labour in power that we can create a fairer, more equal and more just Britain". Labour is in power right now in Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton; in Newcastle, Glasgow and Cambridge; in Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and Cardiff too'.

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Kashmir Dreads a War: Of Quivering Voices & Apprehensive Eyes

Engineer Rasheed welcomed Modi's invitation to Pakistanis to fight jointly with India the war against illiteracy, poverty and other serious issues, asked him to reveal the roadmap to do and achieve these objectives as well. They have shed blood of our soldiers right from Pathankot to Uri while we are only gloating by issuing threats to Pakistan. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the General Assembly last week that his country was committed to peace but that New Delhi was making ...

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Narendra Modi's remarks are part of vilification campaign

What pre-conditions? Did we impose any pre-condition before extending an invitation for the oath-taking ceremony of our Government? She said that Modi's speech did not give an assurance that there will be no recurrence of such incidents. Pakistan immediately responded, describing the speech by Sushma Swaraj as a "litany of falsehoods". Only three people were at the barriers cordoning off the protest area in the Dag Hammarskjold Park across from the UN.

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Recovering Clinton to release more medical information

She had been diagnosed with pneumonia Friday, but the campaign informed the public only after the video of an ill Clinton emerged. She was treated with a 10-day course of Levaquin, an antibiotic used to treat infections. Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Wednesday's disclosures were "pretty similar" to information released by her campaign a year ago.

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Ali Bongo's Victory in Gabon Presidential Elections Upheld, Court Says

The decision, read late at night in an nearly empty court chamber, raised the prospect of a repeat of the violence that erupted with the announcement earlier this month of Bongo's narrow victory over Ping in the August 27 poll. The head of the court, Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo, was the long-time mistress of Ali Bongo's father Omar Bongo, who ruled for 41 years. Following the court ruling, President Bongo called for a "political dialogue" with the opposition.Correspondents say residents of ...

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In Post-Debate Interview, Trump Again Criticizes Pageant-Winner's Weight

She said after she won, Trump began to humiliate her. She said that she has not seen Trump since her Miss Universe year, 1996, but she said that it took her several years to recover from an eating disorder after he berated her publicly for her weight gain.

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Neighbor: Gunman pulled out a weapon before

While the police said that "several people" were shot and taken to the hospital, they did not immediately known the number of severity of injuries. Police responded to reports of a shooting at 6:29 a.m. No explosive devices were found. The street in front of the condo complex, which is near the affluent enclave of West University Place, was still blocked off with police tape late Monday morning.

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Putin tightens grip on Russia?s parliament

The result signals an improvement for United Russia , which won 49% of the vote and 238 seats during the 2011 election. Turnout for the State Duma vote was 47%, according to Tass - well down on the 60% five years ago. The Communists will have 42 - a sharp drop from 92 - the nationalist Liberal Democrats 39 and A Just Russia 23. The popularity ratings of United Russia are far lower than those that Putin enjoys.

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Shimon Peres 'was a genius with a big heart'

SHIMON Peres , the architect of Israel's defense establishment who evolved into a tireless advocate for Middle East peacemaking, has died. "There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves".

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Vermonter plucked from raft after week at sea

In talking to the media on Tuesday evening, Nathan Carman thanked the public for their "prayers and concern". Windsor police submitted to a prosecutor an arrest warrant for Nathan Carman, 22, on a murder charge in July 2014, but the warrant was returned unsigned the next day, according to a search warrant that police used to search Carman's apartment in Middletown.

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U.S. weighs 500 more troops for Iraq

The attack came from a powdered mustard agent delivered in a mortar or rocket shell and fired on US forces on Tuesday at the Qayyarah West air base near Mosul. One of the most important changes Carter has implemented is the placement of US military advisers at the brigade level within the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) participating in Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Senior Labour figures pin hopes of fightback in local government

However, in an interview with BBC News NI today, party leader Jeremy Corbyn acknowledged there was a "strong body of opinion" in Northern Ireland for change on this long-standing issue. He said the 11 years of Labour government between 1997 and 2008 saw an "unbroken period of economic growth", and quoted at length the party's achievements.

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Modi to review 'MFN' status to Pakistan

Under this arrangement, India can use 20 per cent of the water of these rivers for irrigation, transport and power generation which is now not being done. Responding to PM's remark that " blood and water" can not flow together, Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said under Article 62 of the Vienna Convention, India is free to revoke the treaty.

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New Delhi names ultras, handlers in Uri attack, says Islamabad must act

Exporters body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) said that India mainly exports inputs to Pakistani industry such as basic chemicals and cotton, which is vital for their industry. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech was focused on the atrocities being committed by India in the segment of Kashmir that it continues to occupy contravening the UN Security Council resolutions, assuming that after entering into "the defining partnership of the 21st century" with the U.S., its conduct ...

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Nawaz Sharif hails Burhan Wani at UNGA, India hits back

Dubbing Sharif as a disappointment, Tharoor said that Sharif hailed a militant and spoke about internal matter of a neighbouring nation, but did not speak what he was suppose to. He dismissed Sharif's oration as "a speech full of threat, bluster and I am afraid I can describe it only as rising immaturity and complete disregard of facts".

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Modi Chairs Meeting to Review Indus Water Treaty

India had accorded the MFN status to Pakistan in 1996 as a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). "This Indian act can be taken as breach of worldwide peace and hence giving Pakistan a good reason to approach the UN Security Council", Aziz said.

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2 more Abu Sayyaf bandits killed

Tan did not release the name of the wounded soldier, but said he belongs to the Army's 35th Infantry Battalion. The duo was killed after the Joint Task Force Sulu conducted strike operations against them at 5am Tuesday. The statement said the law enforcement operations against the Muktadil Gang was a manifestation of the determination of President Rodrigo Duterte's Administration "to safely recover all kidnap victims and put an end to the atrocities and terrorism that had been perpetrated by ...

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Shimon Peres, former Israel president and prime minister, passes away

Former foreign affairs minister John Baird also expressed his condolences on Twitter, calling Peres a "wonderful human being" and that the world has lost a great statesman and that both he and Canada "have lost a friend". President Barack Obama posted an impassioned paean to the legacy of Shimon Peres. Peres also shared his thoughts about gender equality and said that those who discriminate against women do not have a future.

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PM Modi Will Review Pakistan's Most Favoured Nation Status On Thursday

Pakistan will approach the United Nations and the International Court of Justice if India suspends the 58-year-old Indus Waters Treaty , the country's top diplomat Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday, insisting the revocation of the treaty can be taken as an "act of war".

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres is died

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said, "I am more sad than words can express". US President Barack Obama said in a statement : "A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever". He added: "With his death an era has come to an end - marked by a series of outstanding leaders who showed as much courage in pursuit of peace as they did in the course of war.

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After Miami Neighborhood Declared Zika Free, CDC Lifts Travel Ban

Tom Frieden said in a written statement Monday. Thus, a warning box near the Wynwood area was drawn by the health authorities and the CDC issued a travel advisory for pregnant women and their partners to abstain from entering that box. Scott said his administration is actively offering assistance to local businesses that have been negatively affected by the Zika scare. "We could see additional cases", said Frieden.


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