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Pakistanis turn flag ceremony near Indian border into rally

The United Nations said its mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan "has not directly observed" any firing along the LoC. Sharif said Pakistan's forces were capable of defending their territory and would stop any "evil design" against their country. While the Indian side maintained its soldier "inadvertently crossed into Pakistan and should be returned as per existing mechanisms", Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi has said he ...

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Pakistan rejects Indian allegations of involvement in Uri attack

Government is planning to use a calibrated, multi-layered and strategic response to Uri attack besides planning to hand over to Pakistan evidence of the four terrorists using Pakistani-marked weapons, food, energy drinks and Global Positioning System trackers which they carried to enter Jammu and Kashmir from across the LoC.

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Alabama suspends chief justice who defied same-sex marriage ruling

Supreme Court's ruling that declared gay marriage legal nationwide and halt the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In 2003, Moore, 69, was also removed from his post for refusing to take away a Ten Commandments monument from a government building.

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Duterte Cites Hitler, Wants To Kill Millions Of Addicts

On Friday Duterte raised the example of Hitler's genocidal campaign against Jews, as he talked about his efforts to extinguish the illegal drug trade in the Philippines. "Drug abuse is a serious issue". In Washington, DC, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the US government has not received any official communication from the Philippine government that would indicate a shift in PH-US relations "Our cooperation with the Philippine government remains strong and unabated", he said.

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Turkey detains 24 foreigners suspected of planning IS attack

A USA official had told CNN last month that Special Operations Forces had initially meant to accompany the original Turkish offensive but that the U.S. The arrival of American forces will see the offensive focus on the town of Dabiq , which is prominent in Islamic State's eschatology. It is unclear how many USA troops have been sent to assist in the operation, though a video posted online Friday depicted about a dozen US troops driving out of Al-Rai as Syrian fighters called them "pigs" ...

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Pope holds Georgia mass on Caucasus peace tour

Pope Francis spreads incense on the altar as he celebrates a Mass in Tbilisi's stadium, Georgia. Pope Francis is wrapping up a Caucasus pilgrimage that began in June in Armenia and ends this weekend with a visit to two other countries with tiny Catholic communities: the Orthodox Christian bastion of Georgia and the largely Shiite Muslim nation of Azerbaijan.

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Indian attempt to malign Pakistan through baseless accusations, regrettable: FO

He said such "irresponsible display of behaviour" at the highest political level was regrettable. "It is evident that, as an act of desperation", India is trying to distract the world attention from the "atrocities perpetrated by its forces against innocent and defenceless Kashmiris, including women and children", Chaudhry said.

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A Royal play date for Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Victoria

Prince William put son George on one of the ponies but he wasn't overly-impressed and didn't stay on for long. Prince George and Princess Charlotte have spoken their first words in public as they played with bubbles and balloons during a party staged in their honour.

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Robot sets off bomb from backpack in New Jersey

Two men discovered the backpack , filled with suspicious devices, in a trash can just 500 feet from the train tracks. The two men alerted the local police department at around 9:30 PM. He said the suspicious package contained "an explosive device" taht "could have hurt a lot of people", adding that there were five devices inside a single backpack that "would have certainly killed" and injured "many".

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US can't put it away

Coincidentally, it is the same margin Europe trailed four years ago at Medinah whereas two years ago at Gleneagles, Europe was ahead 5-3 after the first day ahead of eventually winning by five points. But he responded well to the jeers in his first-ever Ryder Cup match. It was the first sweep by the U.S.in an opening session since 1975 at Laurel Valley, and gave the hosts a flawless start in their quest to end a run of eight defeats in the past 10 editions.

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Philippines President clarifies his remarks on Hitler comparison

PRESIDENT Duterte called on the nation's military personnel to remain faithful to the Republic in an address before Philippine Marines at Fort Bonifacio last Tuesday. "He likewise draws an oblique conclusion, that while the Holocaust was an attempt to exterminate the future generations of Jews, the so-called 'extra-judicial killings, ' wrongly attributed to him, will nevertheless result in the salvation of the next generation of Filipinos".

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Iraqi army says it reached center of key town south of Mosul

No one was injured in Tuesday's blast near an airfield by the northern town of Qayyarah and no one showed any immediate signs of exposure to the suspected mustard agent, the official said. The Islamic State (ISIS) militants were caught flatfooted. Troops are equipped to handle chemical attacks. The Islamic State has pursued a chemical weapons program in both Iraq and Syria, which has been targeted by the US.

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Christie: Law Enforcement Has 'Promising Leads' In Seaside Park Explosion

Sep 18, 2016- A pipe bomb has exploded on the route of a road race in the U.S. state of New Jersey, forcing the event to be cancelled but causing no injuries. Asked if Marines and their families had been targeted, Della Fave said, "I think we can assume that, considering the location of the device right along the run route where, if it was just a matter of minutes in terms of difference, there would have been a good number of people running past that explosive device".

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Afghan Military Students AWOL from US Posts

Two of the students were at Fort Benning, which is near Columbus, the Ledger-Enquirer reported. That same weekend two other Afghan military students, one from Fort Lee, Va., and one in Little Rock, Ark., also left their posts without leave.

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Which celebrities will be in Liverpool for this year's Labour Party conference

Jeremy Corbyn was today urged by a veteran Left-winger to make peace with Labour MPs by letting them vote on who serves in his shadow cabinet. 'But the electorate can see through the domestic policy, too, ' he said. "If we are out of power for another 10 years we are talking about a generation". The party is far too important not just for the people who have been in it for an very bad long time but for the values it represents and indeed for the way it wants to represent and govern the ...

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Credit US Ryder Cup revamp with rare session sweep

US Open champion Dustin Johnson, the world number two, and fellow American Matt Kuchar, the bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics, will face Belgian Thomas Pieters and England's Lee Westwood. "It's as simple as that", Garcia said. "But when it comes down to it, we all still feel the pain and there's probably some left over". "We didn't know it would THAT well, but we knew were going to have a good morning".

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Brexit process before German election - British PM

There are fears that Brexit could result in 5,500 British-based firms losing their so-called passporting rights, which allow them to do business across the European Union and EEA. Mr Davis will say: "To those who are trying to frighten British workers, saying "when we leave, employment rights will be eroded", I say firmly and unequivocally "no they won't".

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Agency found NJ Transit violations before crash

The GPS-based system is created to prevent accidents by automatically slowing or stopping trains that are going too fast. Investigators had spoken to the three-person crew but had yet to conduct a detailed interview with the engineer, Thomas Gallagher, because he was injured in the crash , said Dinh-Zarr.

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European rookies relish first Ryder Cup experience

J.B. Holmes and Ryan Moore edged Masters champion Danny Willett and fellow Englishman Lee Westwood 1-up after Westwood missed a two-footer at 18 that would have halved the match. Reed was equally as extravagant as McIlroy with his hollering and shouting as his seven-birdie effort helped floor Olympic champion Rose and British Open victor Stenson.

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Obama waits impatiently for Bill Clinton on Air Force One

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that is. The last substantial public meeting between Abbas and Netanyahu was in 2010, though there have been unconfirmed reports of secret meetings since then. President Barack Obama was back on Air Force One Friday in Jerusalem after delivering a eulogy at the funeral of Shimon Peres , the former Israeli president and elder statesman.

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Had to fight with anchor on everything… Presidential debate was rigged

In all three states, a majority of those surveyed said that Clinton had won Monday's first presidential debate. Trump's team said he had been prepared to bring up the Lewinsky scandal during Monday night's debate but decided otherwise because the Clintons' daughter, Chelsea, was in the room.

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France calls Aleppo hospital barrel bombing a 'war crime'

Altogether, more than 3,000 civilians have been killed in Russian airstrikes in the year since they were launched, human rights monitors said Friday. "One person was killed and the field hospital is out of service", said the Observatory head, Rami Abdel Rahman.

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Israel's United Nations mission to open condolence book in memory of Shimon Peres

True to form, Barack Obama made his statement on the passing of former Israeli Prime minister Shimon Peres , a pivotal figure in the country's history from its 1948 founding through his service as president just two years ago, all about himself-from start to finish.

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Princess Charlotte Says Her Very First Word

Another source said: 'William and Kate are keen to keep the children in a regular routine at home. "Just in a moment this can go any way!" The food included strawberries dipped in chocolate - Kathryn's favourite - as well as cookies and fruit on a stick that was made to look like a wand topped by a watermelon in the shape of a star.

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Prince William and Kate finish Canadian tour in Victoria, BC

When three large Dungeness crabs were pulled from the trap Kate asked the guide if she could hold one, and she and William both handled the crustacean and the royal joked with her husband saying about his: "That one's lively". The royal couple had travelled into the heart of the Haida nation in a 25ft war canoe to celebrate the people's culture, but residents were protesting about a multi-billion pound LNG pipeline and export terminal they claim will have a detrimental effect on the ...

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Can Rory McIlroy continue to inspire Europe fightback at Hazeltine?

And McIlroy's team-mate Rafa Cabrera-Bello admitted some of the fans were overstepping the mark in the hostile environment. The Americans won all four of Friday morning's foursomes matches, then almost got shut out when they dropped three of four in the afternoon fourballs.

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World leaders bid farewell to former Israeli president Peres

Some 70 countries were to be represented, with the range of leaders illustrating the respect Peres gained over the years in his transformation from hawk to committed peace advocate. "As a man of vision, his gaze was aimed to the future", he said. Peres' son-in-law and personal physician, Dr. Rafi Walden, said Obama had called the family overnight on Wednesday during Peres' final hours and spoke to Peres' daughter, Tzvia.

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Pope Francis addresses small crowd of 3000 at service in Georgia

In his homily, Pope Francis focused on the feast of St. Therese and a line from Isaiah from the first reading at Mass, "As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you". That suggested that with parliamentary elections planned for next week, politicians might have been reluctant to alienate any hardline Orthodox voters with their presence.

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Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words

But she's also drawing a contrast with Trump's late-night tweets attacking Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe victor who has started speaking out against how Trump's treated her. Even if a doctor were to predict death, the Republican candidate said, "I don't give a damn - show up and vote on November 8". And Clinton said they showed anew why someone with Trump's temperament "should not be anywhere near the nuclear codes".

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"Bill, let's go", Obama shouts twice at Clinton to hurry up

Twenty-three years after Peres helped negotiate the Oslo Accords heralding peace between Israelis and Palestinians, President Barack Obama and other leaders from around the world paid homage to his tenacious search for reconciliation. He built up the country's defense industry, created its nuclear program, and for years championed the settlements in the occupied territories-the settlements that, ironically, are now one of the biggest obstacles to the peace process for which he shared the ...

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Donald Trump left red faced after social media tirade majorly backfires 6

The 1996 Miss Universe , who gained some weight after winning the crown and was subsequently referred to as " Miss Piggy " by Trump , had a Spanish-language response she posted to Instagram . Trump in a series of tweets alleged Machado had a checker past and suggesting Clinton had been "duped". That incident caused anguish among many Republican leaders concerned that he had nothing to gain by attacking a grieving family.

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Sri Lanka to bring in new anti-terror law: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Key said Sri Lanka was rebuilding after a generation-long civil war, "and we are keen to support that process both politically and by growing our strong economic relationship". Mr Wickremesinghe is in New Zealand for three days. Sri Lanka is also looking to introduce the MMP voting system to make both sides of the political divide feel included.

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Trump on Clinton: 'I can be nastier than she ever can be'

Clinton's strength in Florida, a state Trump nearly certainly needs to win if he is to compile 270 electoral votes, owes to her advantage among women and overwhelming support among Hispanics and African-Americans, the poll showed. Some 48 per cent of likely voters said they had an overall favorable view of Clinton, compared with 45 per cent in the previous week, while 46 per cent said they had a favourable view of Trump, up from 44 per cent the week before.

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NJ Train Crash Investigation Underway; Engineer Tests Negative for Alcohol, Drugs

The recorders hold data that includes the train's speed, throttle position and use of brakes and could offer clues as to why the train, crowded with commuters, failed to stop. Gov. Christie opened one of his school funding forums Friday vowing that answers will be found as to why a New Jersey Transit train slammed into the Hoboken station on Thursday.

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Clinton shows empathy for young voters in hacked recording

According to the Washington Free Beacon , which posted the audio of Clinton's remarks, the recording was attached to an email sent out by a campaign staffer, which has been hacked. But the recording may support a perception among Sanders supporters that, in the company of well-heeled donors, Clinton is more disdainful of the ambitious ideas of her primary challenger than she would ever dare to be in public.


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