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UN rights council to form panel on Syria abuses

Against a backdrop of an early failed US program to train moderate Syrian forces, Putin began launching airstrikes in Syria on September 30, 2015. In addition, 2,746 ISIS militants have been killed, along with 2,814 from rebel groups, fundamentalists and members of al Qaeda-linked Fatah ash Sham Front (ex-al Nusra).

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Pakistan postpones SAARC summit

India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan have already said they will not attend the summit scheduled to be held on November 9-10, 2016. The decision came after militants assaulted an Indian military base in the disputed region of Kashmir this month, causing the deaths of 18 soldiers.

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Reuters/Ipsos: Most Americans say Clinton won first debate against Trump

He's claiming the debate was a success for him too, with his campaign saying it had raised about $18 million for Republicans in the day after Monday's debate. Of those who thought Clinton emerged the victor, 85 per cent were Democrats and 22 per cent were Republicans. The crowd of 7,500 - with thousands more held outside by the fire marshal - cheered when the Trump-emblazoned aeroplane taxied to the hangar, as the soundtrack to the action film Air Force One blared over loudspeakers.

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Investigators want to question engineer in Hoboken crash

It may not be until Saturday that the device is recovered. The NTSB also hasn't been able to extract a recorder from the forward-facing video camera in the train's mangled first vehicle, Dinh-Zarr said. The effects of the crash could impact both NY and New Jersey commuters for the morning rush. " Commuters need to feel safe in our trains and on our tracks", he said in a statement.

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Jim Caldwell: Bears QB Brian Hoyer will be 'tough to handle'

Jay Cutler is now out with a thumb injury , but it's a given he'll be the starter for the Bears when healthy, right? Langford was joined on the sideline by fellow running back Ka'Deem Carey, who is still dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys .

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Mother of slain California black man wants peaceful protests

Spokeswoman Virginia Kice didn't know if officers tried to find him after that. Under the Supreme Court decision they could have held him only six months and then would have to let him go because failing to report to immigration authorities is not a crime.

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'Bloodbath' in Aleppo as army closes in

However a U.S. state department spokesman hit back at the allegations, saying they were "absurd". Russia, which has been allied to Assad and his father since the Cold War, says the only way to defeat Islamic State is to support Assad. Rebels had held the hospital since 2013, and capturing it allows government forces to threaten the opposition-held Heluk and Haydariyeh neighbourhoods.

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In death, Peres brings Israelis, Palestinians together

U.S. President Barack Obama, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, French President Francois Hollande, German President Joachim Gauck and scores of other world leaders are attending the funeral. The ceremony was Israel's largest gathering of global dignitaries since Rabin's funeral, and was one of the most complicated logistical and security operations ever undertaken.

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Malaysia GP: On form Hamilton sets pace in P2

And it was Rosberg, who is bidding to secure his fourth consecutive victory, who posted the fastest lap of the session ahead of Hamilton, with the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel third and fourth - albeit one second adrift of Rosberg's fastest time.

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India backtracks on claims helicopter used to airdrop soldiers

Pakistani UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told Reuters she met with New Zealand's UN Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, who is president of the 15-member Security Council for September. On Pakistan's side, two officials based in Chhamb sector said the Indian soldier with weapons was captured at 1330 local time on Thursday. It is expected to bolster the capabilities of the Indian Air Force and add to India's nuclear deterence capabilities.

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Raheem Sterling entering critical year at Manchester City

The result ends City's ten-game winning streak under Pep Guardiola, and the City manager told reporters his players will have learned something from their trip to Celtic Park. That will give them confidence going forward". Information from the Press Association was used in this report . "I said to my players in the beginning, in this group it will be decided if you are able to qualify for the next round in the last game".

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Are India and Pakistan going to war?

Russian Federation on Friday said it expected Pakistan to take "effective" steps to stop activities of terrorist groups on its territory as it voiced concern over "aggravation" of the situation along the Line of Control between New Delhi and Islamabad following the surgical strike carried out by India on terror camps in PoK.

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Overriding of veto draws rebuke from White House

A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight years in the White House, the Republican leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives opened the door to amending the law as they blamed Obama for not consulting them adequately.

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Stocks Under Wall Street's Radar: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR), Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Harper, Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Amgen in the statement. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 1.1%, while the company's earnings per share has grown -28.9%. Amgen has a growing suite of cardiovascular therapies, both on the market and in development. (NYSE:TV) traded 1.56 Million shares and was closed at 25.73.

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China 'using multiple channels' to defuse India-Pakistan tensions

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement over Indian water-bullying has come in after Modi's meeting to review the pact sparked a debate highlighting possibility of cut to water supply to Pakistan as another desperate move to retaliate to Pakistan's equivocal stance over Kashmir in United Nations General Assembly this month.

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Jose Mourinho sends message to disgraced England boss Sam Allardyce

Meanwhile, Howe lamented that off-field factors had cut short Allardyce's time as England manager. Allardyce's contract was terminated by mutual agreement on Tuesday after the Daily Telegraph published footage claiming to be from a meeting in August between a pair of undercover reporters and the 61-year-old, ending his tenure at just 67 days.

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Pakistan blames India for postponement of SAARC conference

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it remains committed to hosting the 19th SAARC Summit, which has been postponed after India's decision to abstain. Indian and Pakistani mistrust has long undermined South Asian regional cooperation and is widely blamed for the poor performance of SAARC, which successive Indian leaders hoped would help South Asia become a viable economic counterweight to China.

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Isolated Pakistan announces cancellation of Saarc Summit

India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan said cross border terrorism perpetrated by "one country" (meaning Pakistan) had rendered the atmosphere unsuitable for a summit. Cyril Almeida, a columnist in an English-language daily, said India's move to exclude Pakistan from regional discussions was not unexpected. Meanwhile, Geo TV quoting official sources said Pakistan has been forced to postpone the summit due to India's refusal to participate in it.

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Sharks on Team Canada celebrate World Cup of Hockey win

Canada center Sidney Crosby (87) has his helmet knocked off during a scuffle with Europe during the first period of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. While impressive, Team Europe's run denied the tournament a clash of storied rivals in the finals. "The only way you get to celebrate being the best in the world is when you prove it", Canada coach Mike Babcock said.

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Matthew expected to become a major hurricane

Tropical Storm Watches for Bonaire have been cancelled, for Curacao, and Aruba remains; a Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area. Matthew is forecast to turn to the north sometime Saturday and head toward Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica. Whether or not impacts will be indirect from a hurricane at sea or direct from a landfall in the USA are still unclear, AccuWeather said.

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John Kerry Threatens to Suspend Talks With Russia on Syria

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Thursday said that this latest proposal remains " on the table ". Syrian regime forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged opposition-held east Aleppo on Wednesday as many civilians trapped in the war-torn city of Aleppo.

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Heckler sinks putt, earns $100 at Ryder Cup practice

By way of an official tribute, Palmer's golf bag from when he was Ryder Cup captain in 1975 was placed on the tee box. Clarke chose to use only two of them in the opening session. Just when it looked like he would be proved wrong, a solitary "Baba Booey" rang out as Lee Westwood pushed his drive into a bunker. Since his viral moment on the green, Johnson's been quite the local celebrity - fans at the Ryder Cup have been seeking him out to shake his hand, take a pic with the man of the hour ...

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Army trashes reports about Indian casualties in surgical strikes

Apparently concerned over the growing tension between the two countries, Afridi took twitter and asked both India and Pakistan to maintain peace and say no to war as tensions between the two countries continue to rise along the LoC. Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif chaired a cabinet meeting in Islamabad to assess the current situation. Some Officials said the military was not planning further attacks or a major military offensive against Pakistan .

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N.Korean Official Hurries to China After US Sanctions Firm

After the Supreme Leader tested its fifth nuclear missile, the global organizations waited for a response from the United States Security Council. On Monday the Justice Department hit four Chinese individuals, and a Chinese company, with money laundering conspiracy and sanction evasion charges.

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Manchester United 1-0 Zorya Luhansk | FANCAM

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has refuted claims that there is bad blood between himself and his manager Jose Mourinho. Ibrahimovic scored the victor in the 69th minute of a very hard game for United as they really struggled to break down a stubborn Zorya defence.

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Syrian army, rebels wage fierce battles north of Aleppo city

There were conflicting accounts on the outcome of the fighting. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday that more than 9,300 people - including some 3,800 civilians - had been killed in the year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar Al-Assad.

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Attempts being made to free Indian soldier from 'Pak captivity': Rajnath

One Indian official said villagers in parts of Kashmir near the border with Pakistan were also being advised to evacuate their homes in case of shelling, or remain indoors if they were unable to leave. Pakistani media today generally supported the government's stand that India's surgical strikes across the LoC were a "drama" to "placate the local sentiments" after the Uri terror attack.

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Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Affect Redskins Trademark

The justices said they would hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling past year that sided with the Portland-based Asian-American rock band in its free-speech challenge to part of the 1946 law governing federal trademarks.

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Southgate undaunted by step up to senior England role

Allardyce left his post on Tuesday after only 67 days in charge having being caught making unguarded comments in a sting by the Daily Telegraph. Speaking on Twitter, Simone Bartha said: "He had to go". The former Sunderland boss stated that "entrapment had won", though he conceded he had made an error with his remarks. "The agreement was done very amicably, I apologised to the FA and to all concerned for the unfortunate situation that I put myself in".

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Typhoon Megi weakened to tropical storm, hits eastern China

The Jhihtan Dam churns in New Taipei City as Typhoon Megi hits. Megi, the 17th typhoon this year, brought downpours to the coastal areas of the province. At Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport, tropical-force sustained winds were observed for upwards of 14 consecutive hours during the storm, with the peak wind gust clocked at 99 mph, according to weather.com meteorologist Jon Erdman .

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India military ties 'is the closest ever'

Among the Asia problems that have arisen for the Pentagon since Mr Carter last met with the region's defence ministers is a sudden and steep deterioration in relations with the Philippines. Defence Secretary Ash Carter listens as Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar spoke during their joint news conference at the Pentagon during his visit to US.

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Million Syrians Without Water in Aleppo

A Syria monitoring group and a rescue worker say an intense air bombing campaign has targeted several neighborhoods in rebel-held part of Aleppo city, including centers of the award-winning volunteer civil defense group known as the White Helmets.

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Syria's ceasefire collapses as military blames rebels

The International Syria Support Group the two convened includes countries with widely divergent interests, such as Iran - a Syrian ally - and Saudi Arabia, a provider of arms and cash to rebels. The politburo chief of one prominent Aleppo rebel group, Fastaqim, said the agreement had "practically failed and has ended", adding that it remained to be seen if anything could be done "in theory" to save it.

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Amid tensions, bus service between India-Pakistan continues

Pakistan denied the charge. The strikes happened days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that the attack on the Army camp at Uri, in which 18 jawans were killed, would not go unpunished. Sharif also raised Kashmir issue said it was the "unfinished agenda of the partition". White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that the United States expected Pakistan "to combat and de-legitimise" United Nations-designated terrorists .

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Flags to fly at half-staff in memory of Shimon Peres

The State of Israel did not enjoy the fruit of his labor. Jordan's King Abdullah II, Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were in attendance, however. "Did (Peres) ever admit or apologise for his inhumane and immoral acts and policies towards the Arabs and Palestinians?" responded a Twitter user. In Ofra, a settlement near Ramallah, settlers eulogised Peres as helping to found their settlement.


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