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Saudi Arabia rejects JASTA for violating principle of sovereign immunity

Some families of 9/11 victims campaigned vigorously for the law, convinced the Saudi government played a role in orchestrating the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. Earnest said the president had publicly discussed the bill's potential negative impact in April. The Senate, by a 97-1 margin, voted to make the legislation law without Obama's signature.

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Virginia poll finds commonwealth voters favor Clinton on temperament, experience

Voters also see Clinton as being more qualified than Trump to handle North Korea and Iran (51-41 percent), and having a better grasp of national security issues (62-29 percent). Seven percent of the 802 registered voters surveyed admitted that this election season has caused them to end a friendship with someone due to political differences.

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New Jersey train crash causes chaos, destruction

The NJ TRANSIT crash in Hoboken led to an emotional reunion for one family in New Jersey . "Initial reports indicate multiple critical injuries", said the New Jersey Transit in a statement. The system can even override the operator and stop or slow a train, if necessary. The New City resident said he caught the 7:16 a.m. train on the Pascack Valley line in the hamlet destined for Hoboken "just by 30 seconds" that morning.

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NJ train crash raises many familiar safety issues

The train driver was taken to hospital with critical injuries and is cooperating with investigators. Officials urged there be no rush to judgment on the circumstances. The Association of American Railroads has said the country's freight rail companies have retained more than 2,400 signal system personnel to implement PTC and spent almost $6.5 billion on development and deployment.

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Nidhogg 2 announced with bug-eyed new art style

Nidhogg 2 will contain local and online multiplayer across 10-plus maps. For more info, be sure to head on over to the game's website. The game is set to arrive on PC and "maybe" other platforms too in 2017. Essen has said that addtional collaborators will be announced "as the project progresses". Nidhogg 2 will be playable at booth 104 at TwitchCon in San Diego from September 30 to October 2.

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Deadly cross-border firing over Kashmir

Indian army operations director Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh said: "Significant casualties were caused to the terrorists and those who support them". Even so, the Indian action has considerably added to the already existing tension between the two countries. One Indian security official described the new Indian approach as moving from a "defensive posture to defensive offense", under which India works on the vulnerabilities of Pakistan - its economy, internal security and global image as ...

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Violent crime up 4 percent in 2015

Police departments in numerous places that saw homicides go up in 2015 say they have also seen increases so far this year, though officials and analysts have disagreed on the causes. A third of the murders occurred in just ten cities, including Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Washington DC and Milwaukee. None of the five New England cities similar in size to Providence saw a larger increase in violent crime while only Bridgeport and Springfield saw larger drops in property crimes.

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Do not escalate situation with Pakistan, Kerry warns India

It may be noted that Pakistan Army has categorially denied Indian claim of "surgical strikes" along the LoC. Briefing reporters, the spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said, "The United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) is aware of the reports of ceasefire violations, and right now is liaising with the concerned authorities to obtain further information".

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India trying to 'provoke crisis with Pakistan': Maleeha

The U.S. has been criticized by India for not immediately voicing concern about the attacks, despite Secretary of State John Kerry giving Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a lashing, ahead of the United Nations General Assembly last week.

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Typhoon Megi wreaks havoc in Zhejiang

Typhoon Megi has killed four people and injured 268 others in Taiwan as it travelled across the island Tuesday. According to images posted on Zhejiang Online , a mass of debris rolled down a lush mountain towards the small village. Geographically, the mountainous Zhejiang province and its neighbouring provinces are vulnerable to typhoons which typically cause landslides this time of year.

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Train crashes through New Jersey's Hoboken station

Officials at Metrolinx say they are closely watching the investigation into Thursday morning's commuter train crash in Hoboken , New Jersey that killed at least one person and injured more than 100 others. The collision crumpled the first auto, buckled the century old building support pillars and collapsed part of the ceiling. There was water coming down off the roof and people climbing out through the windows.

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Pentagon Chief Calls US Alliance With Philippines 'Ironclad'

China reacted furiously, saying it "neither accepts or recognizes" the ruling. "We can't do this on our own", said del Rosario. Not because I'm afraid. President Rodrigo Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on arrival in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders among other concerns.

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Kerry: US on verge of ending Syria talks with Russia

He says the US has no indication of Russia's "seriousness of objective". "We are on the verge of suspending the discussion because it is irrational in the context of the kind of bombing taking place to be sitting there trying to take things seriously", Kerry told an audience in Washington.

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Thousands pay last respects to Peres in Israel

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is sending his foreign minister Sameh Shoukry to the funeral and Jordan will be represented by deputy prime minister Jawad Anani. Over his seven-decade political career, Peres held almost every post in Israel's government, including two terms as prime minister. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin laid wreaths by the coffin as flags above them stood at half-mast.

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'Chemical weapons' used in Iraq

If confirmed , it will have been the first use of mustard gas against USA troops since World War I. USA Today reported that although American forces were hundreds of yards away from the area in which the shell landed on Tuesday, and no us troops were injured in the attack, the use of chemical weapons and the possible targeting of us personnel has emerged as a concern.

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Team USA leading off Friday matches with fiery Patrick Reed

All three are on this European team, the one golf commentator Johnny Miller a week ago said, because six of the 12 Euros are rookies, "is the worst they've had in many years". "Arnold, this one is for you". Danny Willett says he's sorry. Most thought it would be with Willett, the unlikely center of attention over the last two days because of a column his brother wrote in Britain disparaging American fans.

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Eight Indian soldiers shot dead at LoC

The soldier was identified as Chandu Babulal Chohan, 22, from Maharashtra. Sources said the event organisers have been asked to keep a close watch on everyone who meets the girls. Lt Gen Singh revealed that there were launch pads across the LoC where a number of terrorists were present and they were planning to enter India to strike in Jammu and Kashmir and in the metropolitan cities across the country.

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The FBI confirms that they are considering an investigation of Brad Pitt

Shortly after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie began their divorce process, someone anonymously reported that Pitt had physically and verbally abused one of their children while on a private plane from France to Los Angeles. No law enforcement agency responded to the plane when it landed in Minnesota after the incident. Calls to the offices of Pitt's attorney, Lance Spiegel, and Jolie Pitt's lawyer, Laura Wasser, were forwarded to recorded messages stating their firms do not comment on ...

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SA govt. pays tribute to Shimon Peres

Israel has deployed 8,000 police officers to protect world leaders ahead of Friday's funeral of former President Shimon Peres, amid fears of a "lone wolf" terrorist attack. Peres died Wednesday from complications following a stroke. Israelis will pay their respects throughout Thursday. Some 80 world leaders are expected to arrive in Israel for the funeral.

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Christie responds to 'Bridgegate' testimony during radio show

If prosecutors are correct, and Gov. Christie did hear about this grand abuse of the public and the misappropriation of a critical transportation asset for partisan ends, as it went down, he needs to resign and be thankful that the USA attorney went after his subordinates and left him alone to pursue his ambitions.

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NJ Train Crash: Multiple Injuries Reported

Seconds later, the train careened through Hoboken Terminal, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in what witnesses described as a chaotic and terrifying scene. "We are plowing through something ... and when the train came to a stop". Injured passengers trapped inside the first auto managed to escape through the train's windows, as fellow commuters and first responders helped pull them out.

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Tinubu: Oshiomhole's good work helped APC retain Edo

The APC leader also congratulated Comrade Oshiomhole for his achievements in Edo, which helped in retaining the state for APC. Edo is no Lagos they say. "If you go by the results that were announced at the polling units and wards across the state, it shows that PDP would have won by over 30,000 votes".

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Pak accuses Modi of 'well thought-out vilification campaign' after speech

Recalling last week's Uri attack that left 18 soldiers dead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he is proud of the Army which does not speak but act. "It can not be a one-sided affair", Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said when asked if the government will rethink on the Indus Waters Treaty given the growing strain between the two countries.

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Pakistan not to be silent on LoC violation, says Pervaiz

Sharif also warned that Pakistan's intent for peaceful neighbourhood should not be mistaken as its weakness, Radio Pakistan reported. "We are obviously following the situation with great concern, concerning the increase of tensions across the Line of Control", he said.

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Palestinian tries to stab Israel soldier, shot dead

The United States has objected to continuing Israeli settlement activity in Arab lands, which Obama sees as making an permanent peace agreement all the more hard. The White House has conceded that talks aren't likely to resume while Obama remains in office but has remained open to the possibility the President could take steps in the next months to ramp up pressure on both sides to work toward a two-state solution.

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Wall Street rises as OPEC deal fuels energy shares

OPEC's new target represents an implied cut of 0.5 million to 1 million bpd, although the actual cut could easily be much smaller at equal to or less than 0.5 million bpd, depending on whether Libya and Nigeria can recover from supply disruptions, Societe Generale's oil analyst Michael Wittner said.

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Phil Mickelson promises prepared USA team at Ryder Cup

United States captain Davis Love also seemed set on at least two of his pairings, with Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar in the same group for the third day running. "Hal Sutton and his wife came down into our lobby and shook every one of our hands and wished us the best of luck. I mean, that's the guy that has to bring together 12 strong individuals and bring out their best and allow them on a platform to play their best", Mickelson said.

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Stocks slip as drug companies fall; oil drillers climb

A report has sparked speculation that the German government would step in if John Cryan , the Briton running Deutsche , fails to find a solution. Irrespective of the troubles it is facing, Deutsche Bank is sticking to its strategic focus on investment banking.

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Not one side can independently detach with Indus Water Treaty: PM Nawaz

The conversations between Kerry and Swaraj took place in the backdrop of the intense atmosphere going on between India and Pakistan. "China hopes that India and Pakistan could properly deal with their differences and improve their bilateral relationship, strengthen cooperation in different fields and work jointly for regional peace and development and stability", he said, adding that Beijing "maintains frequent engagement at different levels with both India and Pakistan".

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Jeremy Corbyn has nearly 'zero chance' of winning next election, poll shows

This would wipe out his small majority on the NEC, making it more hard for him consolidate his power and push through changes to the leadership contest rules to make it easier for Left-wing candidates to be elected in future. Corbyn , who secured nearly 62 per cent of the vote - an even bigger mandate than a year ago - said that his victory was a personal "vindication" that had increased his power and authority to create a mass democratic movement from the grassroots upwards.

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Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort

Still, relations with Washington had already cooled well before the 9/11 bill sailed through both chambers of Congress. The Saudi government denies any links to the plotters. "They could easily see it as yet another chapter in the more than century-long history of Americans trying to apply their standards and laws to the whole world", he said.

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India claims strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan

To confuse and distract the Pakistan Army, sources said the Indian Army started shelling at various points across the LoC around 9 pm Wednesday before the Special Forces soldiers moved on foot at two points in Kupwara and Poonch sectors to target the launch pads.

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Congress vote on Saudi 9/11 bill will harm US: Bahrain

Opponents of the bill fear that its passage will cause other countries to reciprocate and enact laws that expose USA government officials, members of the military and corporations to lawsuits brought by by foreign countries. "The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is an arrow launched by the US Congress at its own country", Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Twitter .

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Oil Prices Retreat as Investors Look at OPEC Deal

The pump-at-will policy brought chaos to the oil industry as prices tumbled from $100 a barrel to a 12-year low of less than $30. Brent crude oil futures rose 5.9% and settled at $48.69 per barrel. "We know the world is producing more oil than it is consuming", he said, and inventories are continuing to rise, though not at as high a rate as before.

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Cheatsplaining: Infidelity Expert Rudy Giuliani Is Lecturing Hillary Clinton on Marriage Now?

Whilst responsibility for the affair ultimately falls on former President Bill Clinton, Giuliani claims that Clinton should have known about the affair and if she didn't, she's too stupid to be president . In Clinton's camp following Monday's debate , David Plouffe, Barack Obama's former campaign manager, is less anxious about recent swing state polls showing a tightening race, especially in Pennsylvania, where Plouffe sees little chance of a Trump comeback.


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