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Rainout allows Tigers to alter pitching plans for weekend

The teams played just five innings Wednesday night because of rain - won by the Tigers 6-3. Cody Anderson and Joseph Colon each surrendered three earned runs to give the Cleveland Indians a second consecutive loss to opposing starter Michael Fulmer and the Detroit TIgers.

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Kerry warns that U.S. may suspend cooperation with Russian Federation in Syria

Humanitarian routes to evacuate sick and wounded Syrians from besieged eastern Aleppo should be established, the United Nations health organization urged Tuesday, as rescue workers reported 13 more civilians killed in airstrikes on the opposition-held area.

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United Kingdom plans to trigger European Union exit process early 2017: Johnson

It came after Mrs May said she alone will decide the terms of Britain's departure from the European Union, after Boris Johnson began setting out a strategy for Brexit . "They're not going to put that at risk". He said that negotiations on the Brexit could take as longer as two years. Speaking at the London School of Economics European Parliament President Martin Schulz said: "On free movement, I see a clear majority in the European Parliament for insisting that the fundamental freedoms ...

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On time graduation rate rises to 91 percent in Virginia

That's almost nine percentage points higher than eight years ago, when 83 percent of seniors graduated. Although the report shows King & Queen's on-time graduation rate dropped almost ten percent, from 91.3 percent in 2015 to 82.4 percent in 2016, three class of 2015 students' diplomas were revoked in May after an administrative investigation revealed they were unmerited.

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China in touch with India, Pak to bring down tensions

However, if India uses more water from these three rivers, it would still probably have a negative impact on Pakistan, since the country relies heavily on these rivers as sources of drinking water as well as for agriculture. "There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross-border fire initiated and conducted by India", a Pakistani military statement said.

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Experts call for setting up water monitoring centre in India

India made a decision to exploit to the maximum the water of Pakistan-controlled rivers, including Jhelum, as per the water-sharing pact. "China is friendly neighbour to India and Pakistan". Commenting on a bill moved in the US Congress to label Pakistan as a terrorist state, he said that anti-Pakistan elements are present in each and every country but the impacts of their voices depend on the policies of these countries.

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UN warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo

Moscow is backing up a ferocious assault by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to seize the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo, which has sparked accusations over possible war crimes. Assad's forces are waging an assault on Aleppo's rebel-held eastern sector. The government laid siege to it in July, cutting off those trapped inside from food and medicine.

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Syrian airstrikes: Truce teeters after raids on Aleppo, Syria troops

Kerry showed clear exasperation with the statement on Monday morning when he met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in NY. So let's wait and see, collect the facts. Jean-Marc Ayrault, whose country is a member of the ISSG, said the agreement is "particularly weak" as events have demonstrated. "It is the only basis the worldwide community can draw on".

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3800 civilians dead in year of Russian strikes in Syria: monitor

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Friday the dead include civilians and fighters, among them militants from the Islamic State group and an al-Qaida-linked faction. "The statistics are pretty horrific", said Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford, reporting from Gaziantep on the Turkish side of the Turkey-Syria border, citing United Nations officials who called for the urgent evacuation of at least 600 wounded people in Aleppo .

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Oil prices fall as investors cash in on Opec deal rally

It will not come into force immediately and the markets are now looking at the OPEC meeting in Vienna in November to see what action is taken. But after oil prices spiked to almost US$150 a barrel in 2008, fracking and directional drilling took off in the United States, eventually boosting its production by 4 million barrels per day, and making it the world's largest producer of petroleum and other products.

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India claims diplomatic success over Pakistan in UN

In a strong rebuttal, India said the terrorists designated by the United Nations continued to roam Pakistan's streets freely and operate with State support. Claiming that Pakistan "neither wants, nor is engaged in an arms race with India", Sharif said , "We have consistently urged the conclusion of bilateral arms control and disarmament measures between Pakistan and India to prevent conflict and avoid wasteful military expenditures".

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India has every right to hit out at Pakistan: Bangladesh

India says its commandos have struck terrorist launch pads in Pakistan in retaliation for a terror attack on one of its army camps, fuelling concerns of full-scale hostilities breaking out between the nuclear- armed neighbours. "There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross-border fire initiated and conducted by India", a Pakistani military statement said.

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SAARC Summit : Sri Lanka Joins list of 3 countries to Boycott SAARC !!

Nepal, the present Chair of the Saarc, said on Friday that the summit of the South Asian regional grouping can not take place if even one member country notifies its inability to participate in the event. "In the prevailing circumstances, the Government of India is unable to participate in the proposed Summit in Islamabad ", the statement said. The representatives from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are attending the two-day regional conference being organised by ...

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Saudi 'concerned' over USA state sponsors of terror bill

Two Arabic hashtags were trending on Twitter when the bill was passed Wednesday, one referring directly to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, and the other simply titled: #TheAmericanTerrorism. "What it mostly is, is an abject embarrassment", Earnest said. "You know what that does?" "We were unable to get the meeting", a frustrated Corker said on the floor.

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Wyatt Roy in IS near miss

Five IS fighters were reportedly killed in the battle before Coalition air strikes helped push back the insurgents. Former Liberal politician Wyatt Roy has been slammed by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop after it emerged he travelled to a war zone in Iraq.

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Iraq folly: Obama errs in sending in more troops

Most of the newly-deployed US troops will support the fight to retake Mosul from al-Asad air base in Anbar province, about 100 miles west of Baghdad, and Qayara airfield, roughly 40 miles south of the ISIL stronghold, Pentagon spokesman Capt.

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India may deploy Rafale jets carrying nukes against Pakistan, China

Pakistan has been informed by the DGMO on the hotline. Today the Federal Cabinet strongly rejected the Indian claims of carrying out "surgical strikes" inside Pakistan. Afghanistan's Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali said his country does not make distinction between terrorist groups and is against all such organisations that pose a danger and threat to any country in the world.

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Jeremy Corbyn promises schools and hospitals cash to cope with migration

Labour's deputy leader and West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson said the party must come together and predicted that Theresa May will call an early General Election. But an unknown fresh face was the option that appealed most. He said the party under Mr Corbyn had become a "protest movement that has no interest in winning power".

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Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

This follows a technical investigation by the Dutch Safety Board in 2015, which concluded that the aircraft was brought down by a Russian-made Buk missile system and indicated that the missile was launched from separatist-held territory. Also, because Russian Federation claims the Joint Investigation Team to be biased and difficulty remains in obtaining all evidence, we again call on all states to support a resolution at the U.N.

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USA to remain close Philippine friend, partner

When asked by a reporter what he meant by "crossing the Rubicon", he said he was concerned by lack of assurance that the USA would assist the Philippines in times of impending war. On Monday, Duterte also expressed concerns about a defense treaty signed by the two countries in 1951. The drill is separate from the annual joint military exercises that involve a larger contingent of U.S.

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Hoboken train crash: 1 dead as focus turns to rail safety

In a photo provided by William Sun, people examine the wreckage of a New Jersey Transit commuter train that crashed into the train station during the morning rush hour in Hoboken, N.J., Thursday, Sept. "Now, looking back, I guess it didn't slow down ". There (were) no brakes. "Something happened obviously. It's the same feeling as when you get in a auto crash".

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United Nations urges India, Pakistan to address outstanding issues through dialogue

Gambhir said India sees in Pakistan "a terrorist state" which channelises billions of dollars, much of it diverted from worldwide aid, to training, financing and supporting terrorist groups as militant proxies against it neighbours. Sharif said Pakistan is fully eligible for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group as he sought reform of the Security Council without "creating new centers of privilege".

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Guardiola warns Champions League progress complicated by Celtic draw

That will give them confidence going forward". However, the former Barcelona boss was happy enough with the way his side played. "We're very fortunate to have him", Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said of Dembele, who was released by Fulham earlier this year.

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Pentagon Seeks 500 More American Troops to Fly Into Iraq

Hillary Clinton was adamant this month that "we are not putting ground troops in Iraq ever again", telling NBC's Matt Lauer "we're going to defeat ISIS without committing American ground troops". "The worldwide coalition aircraft this morning bombarded an ISIS gathering at al-Safina village, east of Sharqat district, killing over 160 ISIS militants".

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Modi interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs: Top official

The BJP rank and file and leaders are upbeat over the party and the Centre taking a strong view against Pakistan and its political leadership for sponsoring terrorism in India. The "atrocities" in Kashmir intensified since the "extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri youth leader" Burhan Wani in July this year, it said of the slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander.

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Oakland crowd gathers for Michelle Obama speech on behalf of Hillary Clinton

Her speech comes two days after Ms Clinton and Mr Trump went head-to-head for the first time in what has become a bitterly divided and increasingly aggressive presidential campaign. "And let me say, hurtful, deceitful questions, deliberately created to undermine his presidency", she said. As the report was coming to an end, Muir was keen to point out that being on the campaign was burdensome to the first lady.

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Shares soar as Bihar alcohol ban ruled 'illegal'

According to experts, the new law has stringent provisions for ensuring a total ban on consumption of liquor in the state. It light of the court ruling, experts said the Bihar government may find it hard to notify the new act with more stringent measures.

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Aleppo Bombers Will Be Accountable To God, Warns Pope

Tbilisi is the Pope's first stop during his official September 30-Oct. The pontiff is traveling to Georgia and Azerbaijan for a three-day visit. Fr Stefan Kormancik, a Salesian from Slovakia who is one of six priests serving in the country, explained that Francis' trip was a "very important step for reconciliation" and would help re-balance perceptions that he might be siding with Armenia given he had visited there first.

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Lodhi says India provoking crisis with Pakistan to blur Kashmir issue

Maleeha Lodhi said Indian forces have killed more than 100 Kashmiris while over 150 lost their eye sight due to use of pellet guns by the Indian army. "No one will be allowed to cast an evil eye on Pakistan", the premier said in a thinly veiled reference to India. Pakistan has denied the raids by India and accused India of "fabrication of truth", alleging that what in fact took place was unprovoked cross-border firing by India.

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French warplanes join US-led fight against Islamic State

However, it is unclear whether the jets will carry out airstrikes or reconnaissance. French fighter jets took off from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle on Friday for an operation against the Islamic State group in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, an officer said.

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SDLP And SF Congratulate Jeremy Corbyn As Labour Leader

Unite and Corbyn wanted to de-couple the NEC seats so that the plan could be defeated in a vote on the conference floor tomorrow morning. The Conservatives have nearly doubled their lead over Labour from six percentage points in August to 11 now.

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Congress averts shutdown by clearing stopgap bill with Zika cash

Democrats wanted aid to Flint included in the bill, but GOP members said the funding was already available. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin told the Post, "My hope is that after the election, they'll [Democrats] drop their political shenanigans and we'll get on at doing the serious business of actually appropriating".

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All attempts being made to secure release of our soldier: Rajnath Singh

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated because of the ongoing civilian protests in Indian-controlled Kashmir and a deadly attack last week on an Indian army base in frontier Uri town. Union Minister Rajavardhan Rathore said that this operation was to counter terrorism and not a military action against Pak. "Pakistan's commitment for peace must not be construed as weakness".

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So much for Griffin taking on Redskins with new team, Browns

In the receiving end, DeSean Jackson posted 96 yards and a touchdown in five catches while Jamison Crowder added 78 yards and a touchdown in four receptions. To them, it represented the hope that another season would not be entirely wasted. Parkey, a Pro Bowl kicker for the Eagles in 2014 but out of football previous year, never practiced until the day of the game with the Dolphins and it showed.

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Barack Obama hails Israel founding father Shimon Peres at funeral

Numerous world's leaders came together under tight security in Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of Israel's former prime minister and president Shimon Peres. "Not only did Shimon Peres live a long life but he lived a life full of goal", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his eulogy. Netanyahu says, "He was a great man of Israel".


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