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Israeli leader, peace champion dies at 93

Obama said no one had done more to strengthen the bond between Israel and the United States than Peres. His death early yesterday morning at a Tel Aviv hospital came two weeks after he suffered a stroke, and was announced by his son Chemi and son-in-law Rafi Walden.

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U.S. going after IS chemical weapon production - Carter

The commanders say the coalition effort against IS in Iraq is the most precise and powerful air force campaign ever fought. "It wasn't particularly effective but it was a concerning development", Dunford said of the attack on the Qayyarah airfield.

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Loma Fire grows to 1500 acres in Santa Cruz mountains

Residents are allowed to travel on Croy and Uvas roads, according to Cal Fire. The Red Cross set up three evacuation centers Monday evening for those who needed food and shelter: Soquel High School, 401 Old San Jose Road in Soquel; the Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos; the Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 DeWitt Ave, Morgan Hill.

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Chelsea Clinton answers Trump's threat to 'say something rough' at debate

For his part, Trump, speaking at a rally in the battleground state of Florida on Tuesday, said of the debate: "On issue after issue, Secretary Clinton defended the awful status quo - while I laid out our plan to bring jobs, security and prosperity back to the American people".

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Iraqi, coalition troops wrest key town from ISIS control

They asked not to be named because they were not authorize to discuss the issue publicly. The rocket attack comes after the U.S-led coalition recently bombed a building believed to be a chemical weapons making facility near Mosul. There are almost 4,470 US troops in Iraq . Senior US officers have spurred much of the recent speculation on when the final push for the city will start, while Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said he wants to maintain surprise.

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In Trump's debate remarks, women hear sexism and bullying

Emory professor Andra Gillespie said , "I think his campaign will try to regroup and he might practice a little bit more before the next debate as opposed to bragging about how he may not have been practicing going into the (Monday) debate".

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Swaraj invokes Baluchistan to counter Pakistan in UNGA

India's Prime Minister said over the weekend that he would work to isolate Pakistan internationally, accusing his country's arch rival of trying to destabilise Asia by exporting terrorism. "It is good to advice Pakistani counterpart to concentrate on welfare of his people". Indian Army has recommended Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to avoid hostile talks with Pakistan because the Indian army is not ready for war with Pakistan, reports Russian media.

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Warning over Yahoo data breach 'ripple effect'

Mark Warner (D-Va.) requested an SEC investigation into whether executives at Yahoo intentionally kept the public in the dark about a massive data breach in 2014. "Despite the historic scale of the breach, however, the company failed to file a Form 8-K disclosing the breach to the public", Warner wrote in a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White.

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Obama saw override coming, but still it stung

In an overwhelming show of support from both Republicans and Democrats, JASTA will now become law. While speaking to troops at Fort Lee in Virginia, Obama said he understands why it happened, as "all of us still carry the scars and trauma of 9/11", but the legislation "eliminates this notion of sovereign immunity", potentially putting "our men and women in uniform around the world...subject to reciprocal laws".

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FLASHBACK: Here's How Donald Trump Saved Alicia Machado's Miss Universe Title

She later told Natalie Morales in an interview to air in full on TODAY Wednesday morning that the insults were not unusual. "Nobody want to have a nickname like that", Ms. "He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them", Mrs Clinton said, as she slowly unfurled the story. The real estate mogul and bigot also spoke negatively about her Latina heritage, criticizing her accent and calling her "Miss Housekeeping".

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Sorry Tiger, some things are only for players in Ryder Cup

I think we probably would have made it work. "And when they are put in positions to fail, most of the time they tend to fail", he said. "We were told two days before that we were playing together", he said. The decisions that we have been accountable for every year we now have involvement in those decisions - that gives us a whole platform to work from. "Well, he's a team player, and if that's what needed to be done at the time, I'm sure he'd make sure it gets done", Holmes said.

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James Anderson set to miss Bangladesh tour

James Anderson has been ruled out of England's tour to Bangladesh with a shoulder injury, while Mark Wood is also absent. Anderson last week expressed concern over England's schedule in the upcoming period, with the side set to play seven Tests in two months on the subcontinent.

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Kremlin says Russian Paralympians banned from 2016 Rio Games illegally

It was the nation's eighth gold medal in Paralympic Games history, and built upon an undefeated streak that dates back to 2014. The runners-up were the athletes of Great Britain , who secured 147 awards: 64 gold, 39 silver, and 44 bronze.

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Will UCLA's prep work pay off against Stanford?

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Burns with 24 seconds to play, and No. 7 Stanford rallied on its final drive for its ninth consecutive victory over UCLA, 22-13, Saturday night. Players from scout team quarterback Craig Myers to four-star receiver Theo Howard took turns mimicking the Stanford running back and they still can't cover all their bases.

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Given the paltry trade, revoking Pakistan's MFN tag will only be symbolic

Times of India quoted trade experts who said any move to revoke the MFN status to Pakistan will promote the message that India does not want to do business with Islamabad. The India-Pakistan bilateral trade came up to a paltry $2.6 billion in 2015-16 - tilted largely in India's favour. According to the WTO, though the term "MFN" "suggests special treatment, but it actually means non-discrimination".

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India staged Uri attacks, says Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif

Four militants were also killed in the attack, which India has blamed on the outlawed Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad. Responding to Swaraj's call that nations who do not join the global strategy to fight terrorism should be isolated, Lodhi said India's government is "delusional" if it believes that it can "isolate" any country.

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IS used chemical rocket in attack on troops in Iraq, US confirms

Brigadier-General Yahya Rasool, a spokesperson for the military's joint operations command, said in a statement broadcast on state television that the district had been liberated from the "desecration of terrorism". Sporadic clashes continued in Shirqat as the troops pushed further into the remaining neighbourhoods in the central part of the town, the source said.

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Hillary Clinton not going to Israel for Peres funeral

When Oslo was signed, Shimon Peres and many other Israelis - and Palestinians, and others as well - believed the Middle East was on the cusp of radical change. Clinton was president when Peres negotiated a historic interim peace agreement with the Palestinians in 1993. "Peace is costly", Peres said in 2015.

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Really loved the experience of presidential debate: Donald Trump

Trump found it hard to focus during those meetings, according to multiple people briefed on the process who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations". But it also fits all too well with the Clinton attack that Trump objectifies women. Bee laid into Trump for his consistent interruptions of Clinton-"Shush, the lady has the talking stick".

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Yahoo breach raises concern of break-ins across Internet

Consumers put their trust in companies when they share personal and sensitive information with them, and they expect all possible steps be taken to protect that information". "Email accounts in particular are extremely important to protect as once breached, hackers can use them to reset passwords and break into other accounts, steal identities, target contacts and put an individual's data and reputation at risk".

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Canada takes Game 1 of World Cup of Hockey final against Europe

But it might have been Canada's ugliest. The score 7 minutes into the second period of Game 1 pulled Europe within a goal of Canada . Krueger, at least, sounded steadfast in his belief that this World Cup final will make a difference. The best-of-three finals of the World Cup of Hockey are not over, but the tournament may as well be. "We can't think that way". How good has this unit been? Five years from now, it's unlikely that we will remember this championship final.

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Pakistan Army ready to give befitting response to Indian aggression: Defence Minister

The statements, emanating from the minister, are an alarming reminder of Pakistan's position on the use of nuclear weapons. In an interview with Geo TV on 17 September, when asked if he thought there was a threat of war, Asif answered, "I don't think there is any such threat but as Allah has said in the Quran , "The horses must be prepared", so we should always be completely prepared".

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Defense chief awaits clear Duterte order on PH-US war games

On Wednesday night, Duterte told Filipino professionals here that he is ending the country's joint war games with the USA, with which the Philippines has a 65-year-old Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT). On Sunday, October 2, American troops will arrive in the Philippines for Phiblex, one of two regular joint military training exercises held in the Philippines that are allowed under the Visiting Forces Agreement ratified by the Senate in 1998.

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U.S. May Penalize More Chinese Companies for Aiding North Korea

Daniel Fried, the department's coordinator for sanctions policy, also indicated at the session that Washington is probing into other entities in potential connection with the North's clandestine activities. Discussions are also under way on a possible new United Nations sanctions resolution on North Korea. Despite Chinese objections, Russel warned, the US will continue to take all necessary steps to deter and defend against North Korean threats, including the deployment of the THAAD missile ...

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Preparations begin for Shimon Peres' funeral

Peres, the President of Israel from 2007-2014, and twice the country's Prime Minister, met three Popes, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. "As Israel's president, Shimon did so much to unite the nation". US President Barack Obama and some of the world's most powerful figures will attend his funeral on Friday.

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Rihanna's stiletto sneaker hype leaves Paris in her wake

Rihanna has announced that she will be partnering with TIDAL during Paris Fashion Week. "It's a dream for me to be able to present my second collection of Fenty Puma by Rihanna in Paris", the singer said ahead of the show. Rihanna is designing for the non-gym-going gym-goer: Sure, there are utilitarian details, but the arc of athleisure bends towards luxury. Just before the live stream show, Rihanna shared the below behind-the-scenes video to her Instagram.

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Judge releases body cam video of shooting of Jeremy Mardis

The trial for Stafford is set for a November 28 and greenhouse for March 13 of next year. Stafford's attorneys, however, argue the 27-second-long segment without audio makes it impossible to determine if he started shooting before or after Few raised his hands inside the vehicle.

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Rights group says Sudan used chemical weapons in Darfur

Amnesty's almost 100-page report contains gruesome photographs of children suffering from apparent chemical burns, satellite images of destroyed villages and displaced people, interviews with more than 200 survivors, and analysis by chemical weapons experts.

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Congress overturns Obama veto on 9/11 lawsuit legislation

The House is expected to follow suit; it will be the first veto override of Obama's presidency. That is, it could trigger lawsuits from people in other countries seeking redress for injuries or deaths caused by military actions in which the U.S.

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Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill

The changes would address issues the White House and Department of Defense have raised about the broad language used in the bill, which isn't 9/11 specific. The Senate earlier opposed the veto by 97-1, so the " Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act " will become law. Declassified documents showed USA intelligence had multiple suspicions about links between the Saudi government and the attackers.

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Former Miss Universe strikes back

In private, Ms Machado said Trump insulted her and pressured her to lose weight. And he called this woman 'Miss Piggy.' Then he called her 'Miss Housekeeping, ' because she was Latina. He claimed to have never bullied the ex-Miss Universe, saying "I hardly know" her, further telling the Fox host, "If you added up all the time I spoke to her, it'd probably be less than five minutes".

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USA to send 600 more troops to Iraq for Mosul offensive

The announcement means that there will soon be 5,000 US troops in Iraq, seven years after the Obama administration withdrew all USA troops from the country. IS has had two years to reinforce its defenses in Mosul, and observers are expecting a hard fight amid a civilian population. Separately, the United States military concluded Tuesday that a rocket fired this month at the Qayyarah air base, which houses hundreds of U.S.

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Oil prices surge as Opec reaches historic deal to curb production

Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada - Qatar's Minister of Energy & Industry and president of the OPEC Conference - said the market has changed since June, when the group last convened to discuss actions to stabilize commodity prices. High supply levels from OPEC countries, notably Saudi Arabia , as they seemingly strove to drive USA shale gas producers out of business, were also central to the descent.

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Woodside, Oil Search may not capitalise on OPEC deal

Benchmark U.S. crude jumped $2.38, or 5.3 percent, to $47.05 a barrel in NY. Meanwhile, oil prices yesterday, rose by more than 5 per cent to trade above $48 per barrel as many traders said they were impressed OPEC had managed to reach a deal but others said they wanted to see the details.

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Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro seek to override Obama veto of terrorism lawsuit bill

However, Congress is expected to have sufficient support to override the president's veto . The bill , which was passed in the Senate in May, cleared the House two days before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Such a rebuke - which Congressional sources say could come as early as next Tuesday - would mark Obama's last months in office and show the White House to be much weakened.


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