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Obama Vetoes 9/11 Bill That Would Allow Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

Congress overwhelmingly passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act earlier this month in reaction to long-running suspicions, denied by Saudi Arabia, that hijackers of the four usa jetliners that attacked the United States in 2001 were backed by the Saudi government.

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Year-old shot at SC elementary school in critical condition

The shooter's father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, was shot and killed at his home on Osborne Road before the shooting at the school. About one minute later, authorities received a 911 call from a teacher at the school in this rural town on the about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta near the Georgia-South Carolina border.

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India's hydropower plans adds fuel to dispute with Pakistan

A day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on India's options vis-à-vis the Indus Waters Treaty , Pakistan's official response has been marked by restraint. India could not fully utilize its earmarked share of water for power generation, irrigation and storage as authorised in IWT till date for reasons best known to the power that be.

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Duterte 'happy to slaughter addicts like Hitler killed Jews'

In his comparison of Hitler and the Holocaust to his efforts to stop illegal drugs, Duterte also got the number of Jews killed by Nazis under Hitler wrong. Duterte took office June 30 after winning a presidential election last May. Earlier this month, Duterte cursed President Barack Obama and said he would not allow joint patrols of disputed waters near the South China Sea with foreign powers, apparently scrapping a deal his predecessor reached with the US military.

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Hurriyet leaders laud PM Nawaz for highlighting Indian atrocities in Kashmir

Taking a dig at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup highlighted how Sharif's statement+ elaborately highlighted "India's human rights violations in J&K", while no other country has even made a passing reference to it in their UN addresses.

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Here's Why Some Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Owners Still Have a Problem

Samsung, in a statement , reiterated its request for all consumers affected by the recall to turn in their devices. The company said it expects the exchange programme to be completed by early October. The company is also revealing some numbers regarding the choices of the customers who exchanged their phones. However, it appears that the presumably safe Galaxy Note 7 replacements that Samsung has been giving to those with faulty phones are not as safe after all.

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Ahmad Khan Rahami was 'fascinated' with jihadism, father says

Rahami was arrested Monday after a shootout with police in Linden, N.J. He is being held on $5.2-million bail, and faces state charges of attempted murder of police officers. "Therefore, I will have no further comments at this time and kindly ask that you please respect my privacy and that of my family". Prosecutors and New York's top federal public defender are squabbling over when Rahami will get a lawyer.

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Moscow says strikes on Syria army threaten US-Russia ceasefire plan

And the targets will not only be Islamic State but also the al-Qaeda-linked group that was known until recently as the Nusra Front. Syria's UN ambassador accused the United States on Sunday of seeking the failure of a ceasefire in his country and backing the Islamic State group with a US-led coalition strike on Syrian soldiers.

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Japan consumer prices fall 0.5% in August

The minutes also stated that, "Members shared the recognition that risks to Japan's economic activity and prices remained skewed to the downside". "While the Federal Reserve held rates unchanged, the highly unusual 7-3 vote points to the depth of its policy dilemma and makes a December hike more likely", said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, reports Reuters.

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First lady denounces Trump on birther role

For Sanders supporters still hesitant to board the Clinton train, it seems as if their preferred former candidate is giving them a solid push from the platform. Clinton won the primary by trouncing Mr. Sanders among nonwhite voters, a key part of the Democratic coalition. But another Sanders delegate, Zackary Pate, asked what "moral ground" Hillary Clinton has to stand on to run as the Democratic nominee.

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Congress Signals Regret After Overriding Veto of Saudi 9/11 Bill

The bipartisan vote was a rebuke of the President who had argued the Justice for State Sponsors of Terrorism Act ( JASTA ) could open the USA government to lawsuits for the actions of military service members and diplomats, CNNMoney reported.

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Lawmakers Fret Over Sept. 11 Bill a Day After Veto Override

The legislation would amend existing law to allow US courts to hear terrorism cases against foreign states, narrowing the scope of immunity now granted to sovereign foreigners. Families of 9/11 victims have campaigned for the law - convinced that the Saudi government had a hand in the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

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FBI investigation of Brad Pitt's child abuse allegation unlikely to proceed

This week has been a wild ride for fans of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt , one of Hollywood's most beloved celebrity couples. In her filing, Jolie askes for full custody of the couple's children with Pitt being allowed visitation, though he is expected to challenge that in court for shared custody rights.

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Inside RAF base leading offensive to help Iraq take back Mosul

The top US general confirmed Thursday that a USA base in norther Iraq was shelled by a chemical weapon. The rocket attack comes after the U.S-led coalition recently bombed a building believed to be a chemical weapons making facility near Mosul .

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Britain Must Explain Brexit Strategy to Limit Uncertainty: Think-Tank

It notes that on the basis of Brexit Secretary, David Davis's comments that an additional 320 members of staff will be needed in his department (bringing the total to 400); and if the new Department for International Trade modelled itself on trade departments of other countries, such as the U.S., it would need an extra 200 staff, together this would equate to around £65 million of extra sending a year.

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Saudi Arabian border guard killed by shell fired from Yemen

Yemeni pro-government forces loyal to President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi, take part in a parade to mark the anniversary of the 1962 revolution. A group of European states, led by the Netherlands, then spearheaded a push at the UN Human Rights Council for a resolution setting up an global inquiry.

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Australian state loses power as strong storm lashes region

Power is continuing to be restored overnight. The Bureau of Meteorology said the wild weather, with wind gusts topping 100 kilometers an hour (60 miles an hour), was likely to continue into Thursday. "The count is 22 and climbing", he said. But then pivoted on to the thematically-related but entirely diversionary canard that the state's electricity system had been stressed by a state government push for renewable energy.

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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders to rally at UNH Wednesday

Still, Sanders promised that under a Clinton presidency he would help push any bill through the Senate, committing to being a steadfast partner if she were to win the White House. Some in attendance, like UNH student Eli Tyrrel-Walker, recently switched their allegiance to Clinton. The Politico/Morning Consult poll, which had Trump ahead by one point before the debate, said its first post-debate polling now showed Clinton with a three-point edge, a four-percentage-point gain.

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Netanyahu, Abbas shake hands at Peres funeral

The Israeli Prime Minister responded: " It's something that I appreciate very much on behalf of our people and on behalf of us ". Abbas was given a front-row seat between European Council President Donald Tusk and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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Syrian Monitor: Russian Airstrikes Killed 9300 in Past Year

Another, the most tough, is airstrikes on the Syrian Air Force bases, not far from combat acts between Assad's troops and rebels in the north of the country. Adham Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society said Wednesday airstrikes were deliberate, and that there are only 29 doctors left in eastern Aleppo to treat 350,000 people.

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India and Pakistan's bitter dispute: What you need to know

The sources said his crossing over was not related to the surgical strikes . Two officials based in Pakistan's Chhamb's sector told Reuters the Indian soldier with weapons was captured at 1.30pm local time on Thursday. Pakistan's military claimed it killed eight Indian soldiers while retaliating to India's firing at the first line of defence at the LoC at Tatta Pani, according to a Dawn report.

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Rahul Gandhi Thanks PM Narendra Modi for Surgical Strikes

Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said India's claim was not true. The Indian Army had yesterday rejected as "false and baseless" reports in a section of the Pakistani media that eight Indian soldiers were killed and one captured by Pakistani military in retaliatory fire.

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DPR Head Denies Donbass Militias' Involvement in MH17 Flight Crash

Investigators are now examining who might have given the order to smuggle the Buk system into Ukraine, and who gave the order to shoot down MH17. He said: "Today's progress in the investigation is an important step towards securing justice for the 298 people who lost their lives and for their families and friends who continue to deal with this terrible tragedy".

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USA to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

The troops deployed to Iraq will come from the logistics, intelligence and train, advise and assist specialties, a senior defense official said on the condition of anonymity. The offensive, first promised in early 2015, has been repeatedly postponed as Iraqi security forces focused on retraining and on pushing the militants from other cities and towns closer to Baghdad, the capital.

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Russian, Syrian bombing of Aleppo a gift to Daish, says US

A ceasefire brokered by Washington and Moscow two weeks ago collapsed when the Syrian regime launched one of the fiercest bombing campaigns of the five-year war on Aleppo, killing hundreds of people . The regime laid siege to the opposition zone in July, cutting off those trapped inside from food and medicine. In all three areas, this official said, also speaking on the condition of anonymity, "there are no good options".

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John Kerry's 'threat' to break off talks with Putin is pathetic

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini called the air strikes in Aleppo a "massacre" and said European governments were considering their response. In all three areas, this official said, also speaking on the condition of anonymity, "there are no good options". Aleppo has been divided into regime and opposition sectors for four years, and its opposition zone is now the only major urban area still in the hands of anti-regime fighters supported by the West and Arab states.

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Prankster accosts Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week

In that incident, Sediuk grabbed the model and lifted her off the ground before she elbowed him in the face and chased him away. Her security quickly wrestled the assailant and dragged him out of the "spotlight", TMZ reported. As of late, France seems to be Sediuk's hunting ground, as he has also made appearances in Cannes at the film festival. He is also fired from his job as "reporter" with the Ukrainian channel 1+1.

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Vladimir Putin-led United Russia wins country's parliament election

That would give United Russia the two-thirds majority necessary to amend the constitution. On the same day, 39 Russian regions went to the polls to elect their legislative assemblies, direct elections of top officials took place in seven regions.

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All attempts to secure release of Indian soldier from Pakistan: Rajnath

Until now, India had been careful to avoid doing anything that might spark a military clash with Islamabad . It has demanded New Delhi produce credible evidence to back its claims. A stronger line was taken yesterday by Pakistan's defense minister, Khawaja Muhammad. An unspecified number of terrorists and Pakistani troops were killed in the late Wednesday operation across Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara and Poonch sectors as the army moved Special Forces into Pakistan-held Kashmir.

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Donald Trump claims debate victory, declares Hillary Clinton 'candidate of yesterday'

Entering Monday's debate, Mr. Trump faced a version of Ronald Reagan's challenge in 1980. But what did the viewers think of the Monday evening fray? They blamed his overstuffed schedule, including a last-minute rally in Virginia that was added days before the debate.

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Syrian troops capture hospital north of Aleppo

The fighting in Syria's besieged enclave of eastern Aleppo has killed 338 people in the past few weeks, including 106 children, a senior World Health Organis ation official has said. An estimated 250,000 people still live in eastern Aleppo , which has been under near-continuous siege since mid-July, causing food and fuel shortages.

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After military raid, India looks at more ways to pressure Pakistan

There were no casualties or damage reported on the Indian side of the border but Pakistan reported that two of their soldiers were killed and nine were wounded in the attack. India has faced a sustained terrorist campaign in its Muslim majority northern state of Kashmir since the 1990s. "Nearly 20 infiltration attempts have been foiled by the Indian army successfully this year", he said.

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ECB's Weidmann: UK to lose passporting rights unless in EEA

May also devoted much of her address to promoting a tougher stance on migration amid the massive flow of refugees into the West. "What I will be talking about ... The mandate to negotiate leaving the European Union by Britain must be unanimously approved by the 27 EU members, which gives United Kingdom "zero chance" to gain an understanding encompassing both limits on immigration and free market access to the Community, writes Bloomberg .

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Trump And Clinton Both Choose Merkel As Their Favorite World Leader

Johnson seemed confused and repeated the question, and Mathews said: "Name one foreign leader that you respect and look up to". "I guess I'm having an Aleppo moment in the former president of Mexico", Johnson said referring to an interview on September 8 when he was asked on MSNBC's " Morning Joe " about what he would do about the Syrian refugee crisis in Aleppo.

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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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