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North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

The decision to deploy the powerful anti-missile mechanism was taken by the USA and its ally in early July. Daniel Fried — the State Department's coordinator for sanctions policy — says Washington is investigating a number of companies around the world over sanctions evasion.

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Here Is Police Video Of The Shooting Of Keith Lamont Scott

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police have released dashboard and body camera videos and other evidence from last Tuesday's shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Warning: The content of this video may be disturbing to some viewers. "Unfortunately, we are left with far more questions than with have answers", he added.

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Michelle Obama: "We need an adult in the White House"

Unwilling to let Donald Trump go scot free over his questioning the legitimacy of America's first African-American president, Michelle slammed the Republican Trump over the deliberate spread of the birther conspiracy theory and fired more barbs at Trump: "Hurtful, deceitful questions (were) deliberately created to undermine his (Obama's) presidency".

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India were 57-3 at lunch on day 1 of 2nd Test

The 24-year-old paceman, one of three New Zealand changes, struck again in his sixth over with a handsome delivery which angled into Murali Vijay (nine) and seamed away, kissing the shoulder of the bat before nestling into BJ Watling's gloves.

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Massive storm cuts off power for an entire Australian state

ABC Local Radio 891 in Adelaide sent out a message about the outage on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon before tweeting pictures of gridlocked traffic, and reports from the South Australian Department of Transport that "all electric trains and trams are now down".

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Coal industry gets day in court

The plan would require states to significantly reduce carbon emissions and incentivize investments in renewable energy. Opponents of the rule argue that the EPA's reading of its power is so expansive and the Clean Power Plan is so transformative for utilities that it should not be subject to the usual judicial deference afforded to agencies interpreting statutes, an exception known as the major questions doctrine .

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Charlotte police chief says he'll release video

The 2 1/2-minute video released by the family does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard. Mr Scott, a 43-year-old father of seven, died on Tuesday (local time ), the latest in a long line of African-American men killed in controversial police shootings in the US.

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US Congress Turns Its Back to Saudi Arabia

Meanwhile Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio said the override was "about holding anyone who supports terrorists accountable, and getting their victims the justice they deserve". In a statement , Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was their "hope that wisdom will prevail and that Congress will take the necessary steps to correct this legislation in order to avoid the serious unintended consequences that may ensue".

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Del Rio's injured leg gives Appleby a chance

No. 23 Florida's defense is ready for the heart of its SEC schedule, but is the Gators' offense - especially if starting quarterback Luke Del Rio misses time? Florida: The tune-up games are over. Callaway injured his quad during the Kentucky game, a game in which he had 13 catches for over 200 yards and two touchdowns. He is expected to miss at least the upcoming games against IN and North Carolina.

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No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 3 Louisville packed with star power

The Cardinals have been looking forward to it ever since whipping the Seminoles in Louisville , and it's a credit to them that they avoided a letdown and demolished Marshall last week 59-28. "You're never going to stop a guy like that". Cole Hikutini had 85 yards and two touchdowns. Deshaun Watson has two really good wide receivers he likes to distribute the ball to.

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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Unable to Name a Foreign Leader

MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked the Libertarian nominee to name a foreign leader he respected. "But we could talk about lots of different leaders if you want to sometime". "Who's my favorite? " said Johnson. "Pick any leader", said Matthews. "Anywhere, any continent", Matthews said. Johnson called it an " Aleppo moment ", a reference to his September 8 appearance on MSNBC in which he didn't recognize the name of the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria.

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Jeremy Corbyn 'blinks first' in NEC power battle with Kezia Dugdale

The Labour leader promised to reverse the planned cuts to the levy, which are due to fall to 17 per cent by 2020, and indicated that it could actually rise even further. Speakers include Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the Transport Salried Staffs' Association, Linda Taaffe, Waltham Forest Trades Council secretary and Tom Taylor, of Leyton and Wanstead Labour Party.

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Gary Johnson Struggles to Name a Foreign Leader in Interview

MSNBC's Chris Matthews asks Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld a series of questions, including who is their favorite foreign leader. Matthews, turning to the former MA governor, asked him to help get his running mate "off the hook" by naming a foreign leader he respects. This is especially true for Republican-friendly newspaper editorial boards that can't endorse Hillary Clinton, but don't want to support Donald Trump .

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Bomb squad investigating package at Charlotte PD

Murray's Mortuary in North Charleston will be handling the arrangements for the funeral. People protesting the death of a black man by a black police officer in Charlotte are piling on the pressure, calling on authorities to release all videos related to the incident that sent the Queen City into chaos one week ago.

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Oil prices down on doubts over OPEC deal

Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar's energy minister and current president of OPEC , announced the deal after several hours of talks Wednesday in the Algerian capital. To have this happen without a deal would have crushed the oil market, Cramer said. It left Saudi Arabia with a record deficit, prompting sharp cuts to spending and salaries.

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Trudeau, Harper, Chretien to attend Shimon Peres funeral

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 and covered nearly every significant office in his 70-year political career. "Though he is no longer with us", Johnston said in a statement, "I hope that the legacy he left - as former president and prime minister of Israel and as a Nobel Peace Prize recipient - will let us strive for a better, more peaceful world".

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Syria army declares 'end' of the ceasefire

The attack on the convoy is likely to provoke anger at the UN General Assembly in NY, with the delivery of aid to desperate Syrian civilians in rebel-held areas stressed as a key condition of the deal by Washington. Russia, on the other hand, accuses the US of protecting terrorist groups that are mingled in with moderate opposition, such as Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra.

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Snowden again fails to win no-extradition pledge from Norway

The Borgarting Court of Appeal agreed with a lower court's decision to dismiss a petition filed after Mr. Snowden was announced as the recipient of an award being presented by the Norwegian branch of the PEN Club, an global free expression group.

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William and Kate go off the rails in daredevil steam train adventure

NBC's Keir Simmons reports for TODAY from Whitehorse, Yukon. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were welcomed with cheers and waves when they began their tour of Canada's "Wilderness City". This is nothing new: In 2013, Prince Andrew asked a group of gardeners why there were no roses in the rose garden. The trip was made public by Victoria Tourism, which tweeted George and Charlotte's secret escape.

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India unwilling to address historical disputes like Kashmir, says Pakistan

Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has demanded global investigations into attack on Indian Army Brigade Headquarters in Uri. The Foreign Secretary said that while casting aspersions on Pakistan, India continued to "sponsor terrorism in Pakistan directly through its state apparatus".

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Obama encourages Americans to vote for Clinton

President Barack Obama warned in a radio interview on Wednesday that Americans who vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson or Green Party candidate Jill Stein in November risk putting Donald Trump into the White House, as he sought to blunt momentum for third-party candidates.

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White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill vote

And the revised law that passed this week over President Barack Obama's veto gives the Justice Department sweeping authority to put the case on hold and fails to eliminate sovereign immunity from protecting Saudi Arabia's assets. Bafana, however, said he doesn't think courts in Saudi Arabia or other Gulf Arab countries will seek a reciprocal lifting of sovereign immunity on USA government personnel because they've cooperated with Washington in sensitive counterterrorism operations and ...

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No one country can unilaterally separate itself from Indus Water Treaty: Pak

India granted the MFN status to Pakistan in 1996 but Pakistan is yet to reciprocate to that. When asked if India cancelled the regular meetings between two commissioners and refused to allow monitoring of its proposed projects on western rivers, he said it was unacceptable for Pakistan and would be taken at world level forums.

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Supreme Court to consider disparaging trademarks

The Redskins have similarly claimed their name honors American Indians, but the team has faced years of legal challenges from Indian groups that say the name is racist. That should serve as a kind of consolation for Tam , who has taken great pains to distinguish his band's name and cause from any purported justification Snyder may offer for his own team's name.

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Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

In a four-way race for president, Clinton is up three points among likely voters at 41 percent to Trump's 38 percent; in a poll just prior to the debate, Trump was ahead by one point. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Bedford, New Hampshire. On Wednesday, Trump pushed back on the conclusion of many political observers that Clinton delivered the stronger performance in the first debate of the general election.

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3 states sue to block US ceding control of Internet group

If the transfer takes place - as it is set to do on October 1 - the suit argues people will "lose the predictability, certainty, and protections that now flow from federal stewardship of the Internet and instead be subjected to ICANN's unchecked control".

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Pakistani troops killed in border clashes with India

Indian soldiers traveling on foot crossed the Line of Control into the Pakistani-controlled portion to attack several targets based on intelligence about imminent attacks, said a high-ranking Indian official who would only brief reporters on condition of anonymity.

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OPEC Members Agree to Curb Oil Output, Increasing Prices

The NAR report said OPEC members had agreed to limit their production to 32.5 million to 33 million barrels per day from the current estimated output of 33.24 million barrels a day. The same seemed to be happening after Wednesday's meeting, as US crude futures surged and later fell back. With yesterday's gains, the price of crude oil is now up more than 22% in 2016.

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Former Miss Australia Says Donald Trump Fat-Shamed Her Too

Republican nominee Donald Trump doesn't think he is being treated fairly by the former Miss Universe whom he is accused of calling "Miss Piggy". Aside from saying that Trump made the girls feel bad about their bodies, Seal said she found him "controlling".

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Prince William, Kate to visit military families at children's party

The day will begin at 9:05 a.m. with a visit to the MacBride Museum, where they will learn about Yukon's history. Kate Middleton stepped out in the Canadian territory of Yukon on Wednesday in another vibrant look that gave a nod to the country's flag.

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Sixty countries have now formally joined the Paris Agreement

The world's two biggest emitters, the United States and China, have already ratified the deal, providing momentum for other countries to quickly ratify the accord. But because together those countries account for 48 percent of total global emissions - short of the 55 percent threshold - the agreement must wait for more nations to join.

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Trump tells Polish-Americans he's committed to Poland's strength

Fox News' Matt Finn tweeted a photo of another anti-Trump salute, reportedly also tagged at PNA. Just minutes earlier, he had met with Polish American Congress, where one member appeared to express concern about Russian Federation, which carved up Poland before and after World War II and posed a constant threat during the Cold War.

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Record 84 million in US watched debate on TV

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday the first presidential debate left him anxious about the positions Donald Trump has espoused on nuclear weapons and climate change . "I don't think she did well at all". "We all know how many times Donald Trump has been counted out, only for him to endure", it said. I think viewers got a real chance to begin to compare us on policy.

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United States calls for increased communication amid Pak-India tensions

The battle followed heightened tensions in recent weeks after the killing of 18 Indian soldiers at their base in Indian-held Kashmir two weeks ago, which India blamed on Pakistan. ISPR Director General Lieutenant General Asim Salim Bajwa told the media that the Indian army on Wednesday night started unprovoked firing on the Pakistani side.

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Pres. Duterte seeks stronger economic, maritime cooperation with Vietnam

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived on Wednesday in Vietnam for an overnight working visit, and experts said he and Vietnamese leaders will discuss common concerns on South China Sea issues and their stand when they meet with China.


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