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NRL title win better than Origin: Gallen

But on Sunday night the Fiji Bati and Cronulla Sharks forward will try to help the Sharks create their own slice of history. He said Cronulla will not focus on making the game any more uncomfortable for Smith than his Storm teammates. Smith and Gallen are set to do battle in the decider at ANZ Stadium next Sunday after the Storm booked their spot with a 14-12 win over the Canberra Raiders.

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MH17 Downing: Report Says Missile Came From Russia

In eastern Ukraine, parts of which the separatists call the Donetsk People's Republic, rebel Eduard Basurin told Interfax that his forces had "no such air-defense systems" and could not have downed MH17. He added that no Russian missile systems have ever crossed into Ukraine. The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system also contested the conclusions of the Dutch-led investigation.

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MH17: Missile that downed plane 'came from Russia'

The flight was downed on July 17, 2014, by a missile over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Prosecutors from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine laid out their evidence at a news conference Wednesday .

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Lawmakers pass deal to keep Sikorsky Aircraft

The General Assembly is expected Wednesday to approve an agreement with Sikorsky parent Lockheed Martin that gives the company up to $220 million in tax incentives in return for keeping Sikorsky's headquarters in Stratford and about 8,000 jobs in the state through at least 2032.

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Russia's Putin set to retain power in thumping election win

United Russia had a roughly 30% approval rating in a pre-election survey by the Levada Analytical Center, a nongovernment research institution. Putin isn't a member of the party nor has he formally campaigned for it. Looming large was the spectre of mass protests over vote-rigging that followed the last legislative polls five years ago and which grew into the biggest challenge to Mr Putin since he took charge in 2000.

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Nudist park is planned for Paris

But going totally nude in the capital of Paris? The French capital's town hall approved plans to set up its first ever dedicated space for nudists - a park near a lake, reports France 24 . Councilman David Belliard said that there are two million nudists in France, and that count doubles during summer months when tourism booms. "It shouldn't be impossible to accommodate them in Paris too".

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United States and Israel to sign record military aid deal

The new pact, which runs from 2019-2028, will give Israel-already the biggest recipient of USA aid-an average of $3.8 billion a year, the Times of Israel reports . "The vital assistance provided by the MOU will reinforce that bilateral cooperation, and assure Israel's qualitative military edge against very clear threats to both Israel and the U.S.in the most volatile region of the world".

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US Military: We Need More Troops In Iraq

But victory doesn't mean an end to the conflict. The spokesman for the USA -led coalition against Islamic State, Col. He could have kept 5,000 or 10,000 troops in Iraq and stopped ISIS from regrouping and conquering Mosul in the first place.

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Young Man Rescued After Week Missing At Sea Arrives In Boston

Nathan Carman , 22, arrived in Boston, Sept. 27, 2016, after being rescued on Sunday by a freighter who found him in a life raft. Carman: When I got to the life raft after I got my bearings, I was whistling and calling around and I didn't see her.

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Problems with DHS fingerprint database

He also wants to know how many immigrants who were mistakenly given USA citizenship have gone on to obtain a security clearance, serve in "a position of public trust" or helped obtain immigrant status for a foreign national, and what steps ICE has taken to fully digitize its fingerprint records.

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Obama administration approves major new aid package for Israel despite disagreements

USA and Israeli officials said it would be signed on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) in the Treaty Room of the State Department in Washington . However, the Obama administration has been eager to lock in the agreement before leaving office to help bolster Mr Obama's legacy and undercut the criticism that his administration was insufficiently supp- ortive of Israel.

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Gabon court upholds Ali Bongo's election win

Ping, 73, a career diplomat and a former top official at the African Union, had been hoping to end the Bongo family's 50-year grip on power in the oil-rich country of 1.8 million people. However, it said that it could not do a full recount because all the votes were burnt instantly after they were counted at the polling stations. The foreign ministry of former colonial power France echoed the European Union, saying in a statement that the court's examination of the results did not ...

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Iraqi forces expel ISIS from Sharqat District

Islamic State militants may have fired a rocket that is chemical the U.S. military says. The production center - a converted pharmaceutical plant complex - likely made chlorine or mustard gas, said Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, who heads US Air Forces Central Command.

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China Investigating North Korean Bank, Report Says

Chinese leaders have resisted for fear of destabilizing Kim's government and setting off a flood of refugees or a political collapse that might lead to US and South Korean troops being stationed in the North near China's border. China's Foreign Ministry later said a Chinese conglomerate, the Liaoning Hongxiang Group was under investigation following the provisions of the sanctions agreed in March.

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Protest after black man shot dead by police

There's no word on his condition. One witness told NBC 7's Ashley Matthews that the man had his hands out to the side. This very clearly a justified shooting of an "unarmed" man who intentionally pretended to draw and point a gun at police officers.

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Westbrook says fatal Tulsa shooting hits home

Officer Betty Shelby of the City of Tulsa Police Department in Tulsa, Oklahoma is shown in this undated photo provided September 21, 2016. On the other hand, Shelby's attorney said Crutcher was not following police commands, and that she fired when he began to reach into his auto window.

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Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn to urge end to 'trench warfare'

Thurrock Labour supporters have hailed Jeremy Corbyn's victory after he beat challenger Owen Smith in the party's leadership battle. "While Labour have lurched from one disaster to another this week, we will get on with the job of building a country that works for everyone".

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Trudeau pays tribute to Shimon Peres

Peres died early Wednesday at the age of 93 after having a major stroke on September 13. Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWATCH LIVE: Hillary Clinton campaigns with Bernie Sanders Dem senator: Dean's speculation about Trump cocaine use not "useful" Axelrod: Dean "nuts" for linking cocaine, Trump MORE, the Democratic presidential nominee, voiced sorrow over Peres's death in a separate statement issued with her husband.

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Russian Federation unveils Syria truce deal with US

However, Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday that the Kremlin is concerned that "terrorists are using the cease-fire regime to regroup, to replenish their arsenals and for obvious preparations to carry out attacks". "In Syria, hundreds of armed groups are being armed, the territory of the country is being bombed indiscriminately and bringing peace is nearly an impossible task now because of this", Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin told the council.

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Nigeria downplaying Boko Haram target of Christians?

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the worldwide level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

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How I will remember Israeli Shimon Peres - President Uhuru

The BBC News said Peres's condition had improved before he suffered a sudden deterioration Tuesday. Shimon Peres battled Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin for Labor Party leadership in the 1980s and 1990s but eventually became Rabin's foreign minister.

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UK Labour leader addresses claims of anti-Semitism in party

Labour values put into action". And he spelled out in full the 10-point policy plan passed through conference this week, including the establishment of a National Investment Bank to boost government spending on infrastructure and more funding for the arts in schools.

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Scotland Yard arrests man in Pippa Middleton hack case

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). The images were offered by an anonymous seller via WhatsApp to several United Kingdom newspapers. The collection of more than 3,000 photographs includes pictures of her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, with children George and Charlotte, the caller said.

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Labour shadow defence secretary's 'anger' over Trident speech change

The Labour MP said if troops are left uncertain about what support they will have from the armed forces over "an accident", it could impact on the effectiveness of combat. He said: "I am clear that our party has a policy for Trident renewal". "There are defence issues on which we are not united". However, literally seconds before taking to the stage on Monday afternoon, the Shadow Defence Secretary's script was edited by Milne, who cut the above line from the script altogether, according ...

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IL man pleads guilty in celebrity nude-photo hacking scandal

Some of the celebrities affected in the hack included Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, model Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and USA soccer player Hope Solo, many of whom have already publicly addressed the leak and online dissemination of the nude photos in interviews.

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Russian missile maker disputes Dutch MH17 probe

Relatives of victims of the shooting-down of a Malaysia Ai. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thinks the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, together with the technical investigation that identified the cause of the crash, will be crucial in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

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French defence minister heads to India over jet deal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to increase domestic production of defense equipment under a "Make in India" program, but that could take years. The Rafale will turn out to be an absolute strategic weapon in hands of the Indian air Force because of its Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Meteor air-to-air missile with a range in excess of 150 km.

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Clinton, Trump take debate battle on critical state swing

As many have noted , the online polls Trump cited are unscientific. As Harvard's John Della Volpe, who conducted a debate-night focus group of young voters, told Stein: "The millennial vote isn't Hillary versus Trump ..." But Clinton, speaking to a community college crowd in Raleigh, described Monday's 98-minute debate with an air of triumph.

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Update On Edo State Re-Scheduled Election 2016

It was also observed that the exercise in all the polling stations monitored was peaceful and orderly. The revised security operation plan, explained the statement, will guarantee a free, fair and credible election, secure the electoral process, enable eligible voters to exercise their franchise freely and voluntary, protect election materials and officials, and ensure adequate security before, during and after the election.

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Jeremy Corbyn rejects Labour MP's calls for immigration clampdown

Mr Corbyn said that the pledges were "not the Ten Commandments" and would be open to further consultation. He said: "Tighter rules will also mean it is much more difficult to travel to Europe, much more difficult to take a holiday in Europe, much more difficult to study in Europe".

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USA military aid to Israel fosters war crimes

President Barack Obama during a bilateral meeting at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, September 21, 2016 in New York City. The relationship between Netanyahu and Obama has been a rocky one the last few years, with Netanyahu repeatedly speaking out against the USA -led worldwide nuclear agreement with Iran.

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Deadly Boko Haram Attacks In Northeastern Nigeria

The video was a response to the Nigerian army's claim that it "fatally wounded" Shekau in a raid August 19. "The video has shown beyond all reasonable doubt the earlier suspicion that the purported factional terrorists' group leader is mentally sick and unstable", the army statement said.

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Pentagon to Dispatch More 500 Troops to Iraq

Nevertheless, our delight would come true only when the whole World becomes free from terrorism that threatens our peoples and nations. "ISIS men arrested three young men for playing football, one player wearing a Messi shirt in Martyrs' Park in downtown Mosul", a source told the website.

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At First Rally Post Debate, Trump Stays On Anti-Clinton Message

Searches on the terms " Trump Iraq war" spiked to 137 times those for " Clinton emails", terms that refer to Clinton's use of a private server as secretary of state and the deletion of tens of thousands of correspondences. His only question to Clinton about the email scandal was asking if she wanted to respond after Trump brought it up. Trump: We're a serious debtor nation and we have a country that needs new roads, new tunnels, new bridges, new airports and schools, new hospitals, ...

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Clinton seeks campaign lift from Sanders, Michelle Obama

The Republican candidate's loud and relentless sniffing got plenty of attention on social media, with suggestions he could be battling anything from a cold to a drug addiction. Donald Trump stumbled over the name of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture during a rally in Roanoke, Virginia.


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