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European Union stresses continued global support for Afghanistan

Hekmatyar, widely known as the "butcher of Kabul" in Afghanistan, was a prominent anti-Soviet commander in the 1980s who stands accused of killing thousands of people in the Afghan capital during the 1992-1996 civil war. According to a leaked confidential EU paper from March, there are possible plans to return some 80,000 Afghans now seeking asylum in the European Union to their home country.

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GOP clashes over Trump

Right now, only 55 percent of Sanders supporters are planning to vote for Hillary Clinton in November and 12 percent say they will vote for Donald Trump. Even Paul Ryan? "I don't care for him", said the woman. The chaos only deepened after Ryan followed Trump's Sunday night debate performance by essentially conceding a Clinton victory, saying he would devote his energy to ensuring she doesn't get a "blank check" with a Democratic-controlled Congress, people on his private conference call ...

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Down but not out, Wayne Rooney can still surprise

The 29-year-old produced a string of top saves, topped by somehow pushing a Jasmin Kurtic header onto the crossbar and flicking it away on his way down. Asked if it was his best performance for England , he said: "Best one in a while". "The opportunities they had were self-inflicted". "We had to rely on Joe Hart, which is something you wouldn't have said before the game, to come out of it with a point".

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Over 1000 still need rescue in North Carolina after floods

The flooding prompted President Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency in North Carolina on Monday, making federal funding available to affected individuals in 10 counties hit by the storm, the White House said in a statement. A state trooper on a rescue mission in the floodwaters in Lumberton shot and killed a man who flashed a handgun during an angry exchange with the trooper and two deputies Monday night, McCrory noted.

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What is International Day of the Girl?

Young girls from Mashal Model School, Millennium Roots Schools, National Special Education Centre and Pakistan Sweet Homes played a number of cricket matches in an all-day tournament to celebrate the day, it said. And this year, the Department is investing more than $10 million in new programs for adolescent girls around the world. But while celebrities and politicians share inspiring messages on social media, this report on child marriage released on Day Of The Girl is a powerful reminder ...

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Nicole strengthens into Category 3 hurricane

Nicole is moving toward the north-northeast near 12 miles per hour (19 km/h). Since 1950, there have been only three major hurricanes that passed within 65 nautical miles of Hamilton, Bermuda . Several airlines like American Airlines and Air Canada cancelled many flights to the island due to extreme weather conditions. "Now we just have to hope and pray for the best".

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Women hated Donald Trump's bullying debate performance

As in the previous debate, Trump took some of his trademark detours around the truth, declaring anew that he opposed the war in Iraq and that such a claim "has not been debunked" (he gave his approval to the war on September 11, 2002, on Howard Stern's radio show).

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'Not acceptable': Muslim law board says will boycott Uniform Civil Code

The Ministry of Law and Justice, in its affidavit, referred to constitutional principles like gender equality, secularism, worldwide covenants, religious practices and marital law prevalent in various Islamic countries to drive home the point that the practice of triple talaq and polygamy needed to be adjudicated upon afresh by the apex court.

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Drownings push hurricane death toll to 19 in flooded North Carolina

In Greenville, officials warned the Tar River would overwhelm every bridge in the county by sundown, splitting it in half before the river crests late Wednesday. Two days after the storm blew out to sea, Matthew's death toll in the United States climbed to 34, including 18 in North Carolina and nine in Florida, as well as more than 500 feared dead in Haiti.

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Four children killed in Bandra East building collapse

So far, rescue personnel have pulled out five people, including two children, from the debris, while two or three others are still feared trapped. Two ambulances have also reached the spot. "Four people dead and four more feared trapped inside", they said. Visuals from the spot show rescue workers trying to sift through the rubble in order to find any of those trapped in the debris.

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Merkel, Hollande urge Putin to push for Syria ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry will attend both meetings to discuss "a multilateral approach to resolving the crisis in Syria , including a sustained cessation of violence and the resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries", his spokesman John Kirby said .

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Theresa May moves to see off 'potential Tory rebellion' over Brexit motion

For over 23 years, UKIP has been the only political party to have campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union and we must ensure that "Brexit" happens and hold the government to account if any part of it is watered down and is not what the people voted for.

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Protesters Outside UK Court Ahead of Brexit Lawsuit

Jeremy Corbyn accused the Government of having "no answers" as it prepares to trigger Article 50, the formal mechanism for leaving the bloc, before the end of March. Others pledged to work with Labour in the run-up to the triggering of the Article 50 exit notice early next year, in what former defence minister Anna Soubry called "very hard, unsafe times".

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Syrian terror suspect 'hangs himself' in cell

German authorities have said that they believe he had links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group and was thought to be planning to attack a Berlin airport, possibly as soon as this week. De Maiziere said the Syrian captors' "behavior deserves praise and recognition". DPA said Albakr had told police the three Syrians had been complicit in his attack plans, but it was unclear whether police took that claim seriously.

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Here's When President Obama Thinks We'll Make It To Mars

According to Obama, "We're already well on our way". "Within the next two years, private companies will for the first time send astronauts to the International Space Station". The post continued, "This work serves as necessary preparation for eventual missions that will take humanity even further, to Mars and beyond". Musk predicted any Mars mission would require "a huge public-private partnership".

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Celebs Praise Anderson Cooper for Grilling Donald Trump on Sexual Assault

If Trump did what he claims on the trape, however, George Washington University public interest law professor John Banzhaf doesn't necessarily agree it's sexual assault. For the Christians among you who say, "He's not a rapist". She's not a criminal expert. The true test of a person's character is how they act when they have power.

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Saudi forces down missile fired by Yemen's Houthis: agency

The Houthis have denied firing at the USS Mason guided missile destroyer and the USS Ponce , an amphibious transport dock. Both missiles fell short of the destroyer and landed in the sea. The rebels blamed the Saudi air force for the bombing. The coalition added that it had successfully intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis at the King Fahd Air Base in Taif in central Saudi Arabia, reported the BBC .

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"Unshackled" Trump attacks his own party

Trump looks on during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp., Pa. Grassroots conservatives have been waiting decades for a Republican leader to stand up on national television and tell that the Clintons exactly what he and the Right think of them.

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Kejriwal fears BJP may disrupt AAP's Surat rally

Surat DM, MS Patel, told jantakareporter.com, "This is ridiculous". Hardik Patel, they claimed, has agreed to support Mr Kejriwal and a formal announcement is expected soon. However, it remains to be seen how Patel - whose bail conditions in cases ongoing against him say he has to stay out of Gujarat for six months - will steer his men when he is not in the state.

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EU diplomats explore sanctions against Russians over Aleppo raids

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will now meet his U.S. counterpart John Kerry and other key regional powers in Switzerland on Saturday. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric, told Reuters in an interview that Trump was the only person able to de-escalate risky tensions between Moscow and Washington.

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Bill Clinton, Tom Vilsack campaign for Secretary Clinton on Meskwaki Settlement

Tickets are not needed for the event, but RSVPs are being taken here. "I guarantee you the people in this room have paid more of a percentage of their income in the past 15 to 20 years in federal income taxes than Donald Trump ", Vilsack said.

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Air strikes hit eastern Aleppo, including market, kill 25 - rescue service

State television said four children were killed by rebel rocket fire which hit a school in a government-controlled district early on Thursday. Renewed bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo killed 145 people on Tuesday and Wednesday, Ammar al Selmo, the head of the Civil Defence rescue service says.

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Britain's PM Theresa May offers lawmakers some scrutiny of Brexit process

Appointed prime minister shortly after the June 23 vote on European Union membership, replacing David Cameron who resigned, May has come under pressure to drop her insistence that she will not give a "running commentary" on the Brexit negotiations.

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#RandReport: Rand recovers as review of finance minister charges permitted

He left open the door for Gordhan to put in a formal request for him to review the decision to prosecute as the law allowed for this. The rand, which fell by the most in more than three months on Tuesday after the NPA announced details of the charges against Gordhan, extended declines on Wednesday, slumping as much as 0.9 percent to its lowest level since September 2.

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Spanish diplomat found dead in Islamabad

According to police, initial findings suggest the diplomat, who was identified as John Jenner committed suicide. A 38 bore pistol was found beside his body, reports the Geo News. Enditem, an officer, said that the police would investigate all aspects of the incident. It was not immediately known in which capacity the deceased was working in the embassy.

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Wounded Boston police officers out of surgery

During a news conference, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said other officers were prompted to respond after they heard screaming of shots fired and officer down on the radio shortly after the two officers initially arrived and entered the home on Gladstone Street.

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Madonsela expected to release final batch of investigations as term ends

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is not aware that President Jacob Zuma has stopped her from releasing the draft report on her investigation into state capture . "We are still consulting our legal team". Zuma and his relationship with the controversial Gupta family are the focus of the investigation. "It begs the question whether you leave a well-respected office with ill-intent and with a last punch at your rival, the president".

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New Zealand pushes to break UN Security Council deadlock on Syria

Lavrov shared on Wednesday that he hopes the talks over the weekeing in Switzerland could assist in launching a "serious dialogue" about a US-Russian past. Neither side has confirmed an invitation to Iran, a key player in the conflict and an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Prime Minister also refused to join French calls for the Russians to be prosecuted for war crimes at the International Criminal Court, arguing that this was an issue for the courts to decide.

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Elephants rescued from reservoir in SW China

The two adult elephants and calf were discovered on Sunday in the five-metre deep reservoir in southwestern Yunnan province by forest rangers, but heavy rains filled up the pool and delayed rescue efforts at the hilltop location. The animals were stuck there for two days and rescuers were concerned that the animals would die from hunger. They then used a digger to make a hole in the reservoir allowing the elephants access.

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United Kingdom lawmakers press government for vote on Brexit talks

Former health minister Alistair Burt turned his fire on Eurosceptic Conservatives who had attacked the European Union with growing hysteria during the referendum campaign. Some senior Brexit supporters were not happy with the "worst case scenario" report's conclusions, saying it did not assume that any existing trade deals would continue, and that the Treasury was using scare tactics, the Times reported.

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UKIP leader Diane James steps aside after 18 days on the job

Inheriting a party riven with factional infighting and missing its former leader, James had said she would prioritize party unity and modernize its internal structure. Nigel Farage has laughed off Ukip's leadership shambles, saying "you couldn't make it up" at the end of a broadcast interview. Her shock resignation was prompted by a number of factors, including a lack of support from UKIP MEPs and personal attacks against her which had left her shaken.

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British PM offers lawmakers some scrutiny of Brexit process

At issue is May's attempt to use Royal Prerogative, historic powers officially held by the queen, to trigger Article 50. What we are going to do is be ambitious in our negotiations, to negotiate the best deal for the British people and that will include the maximum possible access to the European market for firms to trade with and operate in the EU.

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United States election: Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan

Allison Ellis, 30, deemed Ryan "a traitor" and shrugged off Trump's sexually aggressive comments in the 2005 video . Some House conservatives have called on GOP leaders to move the date for leadership elections later, saying they don't want to vote for re-electing Ryan until they evaluate how he handles year-end spending negotiations.

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Hungarians set to reject migrant quotas in boon for PM Orban

There is nervousness in Fidesz, Hungary's ruling party, as very low turnout in a referendum aimed at rejecting EU-wide " migrant quotas" for Hungary means that the vote may be invalid, and thus an embarrassing defeat for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

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Three South Koreans shot in the head in Philippines

One of the men had his feet tied together and the woman had her wrists bound. Three South Korean citizens were recently shot dead in the Philippines, according to Seoul's foreign ministry Thursday - raising further concerns about safety in a country that has been drawing global headlines for its brutal crackdown on drug dealers.


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