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No power can separate Kashmir from India: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on the other hand, has been more confrontational on his stand on Pakistan's role in Kashmir. Speaking about Pakistan, the home minister today said: "Whatever is happening is Kashmir is Pakistan-sponsored". He suggested that the government should raise the issue of Pakiatan Occupied Kashmir at all global fora to seek its control. He said those words "sounded good only when coming from Vajpayee who believed in them", not from those who didn't.

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Clinton says Trump's trade policy is based on 'fear'

He also said it was becoming a third-world country, she remarked. She said Trump has offered "no credible plans" to address the problems faced by American working families. Let me repeat that: "the Trump family gets a $ 4 billion tax cut. and 99.8 percent of Americans get nothing". "These Twitter rants and things he does in the media, I definitely think it's hurting him".

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Thailand: At least eight blasts hit three cities within hours

A string of bomb attacks targeting Thailand's crucial tourism industry have killed four people, authorities said Friday , sending authorities scrambling to identify a motive and find the perpetrators. Their nationalities were not immediately known. Thailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulayadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, and his wife Sirikit are in hospital in Bangkok but have resided in recent years in the Klai Kangwon Palace royal palace, which translates as "Far from ...

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Donald Trump acknowledges he may lose to Clinton

More than 70 Republicans signed an open letter urging Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus to stop funding Donald Trump's presidential campaign and focus on getting down-ballot candidates elected instead. Trump's unusually candid reflection about the uncertainty of his electoral prospects came as he's struggled to keep the focus on his opponent - Clinton - and avoid unwanted distractions.

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Labour officials in legal bid to reinstate leadership votes block for recruits

The second biggest, Unison, carried out an online poll of its 30,000 members who are registered with the Labour Party as affiliated supporters. The media are often hostile to Labour, but we need a leader of the Labour Party who deals with this and helps move our cause forward.

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Zuma acknowledges ANC defeat in municipal elections

With most of the votes counted, the ANC's nationwide support has collapsed from 61.9 per cent in 2011 to 54 per cent in 2016, while support for the largest opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) has grown from 23.9 per cent to 27.1 per cent.

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Clinton team chides Trump, courts GOP

At a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, Trump said that if Clinton were elected and appointed left-wing judges to the U.S. Supreme Court, there was nothing people could do. "There has been more than one conversation" on the topic, the official told CNN . At a rally in Des Moines Wednesday, Clinton said the remarks were a "casual inciting of violence " that show he lacks the temperament to be commander-in-chief.

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Orlando mass shooter's father seen CHEERING at Hillary rally before endorsing her

At approximately 2 a.m. on June 11, Omar Mateen opened fire on Pulse nightclub in a three-hour siege that left 49 attendees dead and 53 wounded in the worst mass shooting in recent USA history. It was the deadliest mass killing on U.S. soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Pulse survivors Jacobi Ceballo and Christopher Hansen had no idea they were standing in the same room as the father Omar Mateen until hours after the rally.

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China cautions Japan against any response in disputed waters

Recently, Japan had claimed that an increasing number of Chinese government vessels and hundreds of fishing boats are sailing near the disputed islets called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. The former president declined to identify his Chinese contacts but said that majority, although not big investors, had business interests in the Philippines―mainly small ventures like making biscuits and televisions.

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Turkey sends 2nd document to U.S. seeking cleric's arrest

You still say, "We are concerned.' How can you show affection to the perpetrators of such a thing?" About 3,000 officers suspected of involvement in the coup or of links to Gulen's movement have been discharged from the armed forces since the failed attempt and Defense Minister Fikri Isik told CNN Turk television in an interview Monday that the purges from the military would continue.

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Saudi-led coalition carries out air strike in Yemeni capital Sanaa

Smoke rises from a snack food factory after a Saudi-led air strike hit it in Sanaa, Yemen, August 9, 2016. The increased violence came after UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait between representatives of the government and Houthis ended without a breakthrough.

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Ramos: China welcomes Philippine envoy for talks in Beijing

Japan and the Philippines joined forces yesterday to call on China to observe the rule of law in resolving maritime disputes after an worldwide tribunal rejected Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea. "This is not the kind of action that is mandated by worldwide law", Mr Yasay told the news conference, referring to what he said the Philippines and Japan saw as Chinese intimidation and provocation in connection with their disputes.

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Boko Haram May Have a New Leader, ISIS Magazine Suggests

However, in a statement released the following day, the previous leader Abubakar Shekau said he was still in charge of Boko Haram. Shekau in the 10-minute 23-second audio message in Arabic and Hausa, said he was deceived, but vowed never to stray from the ideology of the Jama'atu Ahl as-Sunnah li-Da'awati wal-Jihad which he said had a basis in the Quran.

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London schoolgirl who left to join Islamic State dead: Lawyer

Attorney Tasnime Akunjee said the family of Kadiza Sultana learned of her death in Raqqa a few weeks ago. The girls, who attended Bethnal Green Academy in east London , may have been radicalised by Isis propaganda distributed online. The reports of her death are however unverified. I am not going to go through PKK [Kurdish forces inside Syria] territory to come out, I am never going to do that, ever'.

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Teenager who scaled Trump Tower had past problems at home

The climber's identity and motives were not clear yet, but a Youtube video posted on Tuesday showed a man resembling the climber said he was a supporter of Trump's campaign. He was dragged inside through a window on the 21st floor of the 68-story skyscraper. He was undergoing a psychological evaluation at Bellevue Hospital in NYC, but it is not known if he is still there as of late Thursday.

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Mosquitoes In Florida Have Now Given 21 People Zika

They also want recovery funds for retailers, gallery owners and restaurateurs who say visitors have stopped coming. There are 18 confirmed cases of Zika in Wisconsin, but all of the people contracted the virus while traveling to other areas.

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Flights Resume From Marseille Airport Following Wildfires

Two people have been reported injured as the fire in southern France moved toward Marseille - one of those is believed to be in a serious condition. The minister said 1,800 firefighters were mobilized to fight the blazes. Hundreds have fled their homes and more than 1,000 firefighters have been dispatched as wildfires rage through the French countryside north of Marseille .

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Dan Rather Rips Trump's Second Amendment Comments

Just hours after Donald Trump's controversial gun comments in Wilmington on Tuesday, the National Rifle Association announced they were spending $3 million on ads attacking Hillary Clinton in battleground states including North Carolina. 'Let me say something about, what I think is a critical difference between my opponent and myself: words matter, my friends. Rather, 84, took to Facebook to scold Trump for his comments.

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Several missing following MD apartment explosion

Hamill said the two, who have not yet been identified, were located in the ruins of the building. A total of about 120 firefighters all responded to the scene and fought the blaze for approximately six hours. "Fuego", she said, using the Spanish word for fire. About 100 residents of the apartment complex were displaced by the fire, officials said. On Wednesday, a resounding blast occurred shortly before midnight that could be heard over a mile away and shook the affected buildings, 8701 ...

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Citizens Police Academy shooter had resigned from other agency

Steve Knowlton, one of two children of Mary Knowlton, said in an earlier interview at his parents' home that on his mother's behalf, he was forgiving the officer who fired. During Thursday's news conference, the police chief did not address media coverage questioning Coel's record. But Knowlton was mistakenly struck with a live round, officials said.

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Angela Eagle accuses Jeremy Corbyn of failing to challenge homophobic supporters

The Labour leadership election was plunged into chaos yesterday after an attempt by the party's governing body to bar new members from voting in the contest was quashed by the High Court, sparking a fresh bout of in-fighting. A lot of people joined the party in the last six months and will be extremely annoyed. Separately, spin chief Seumas Milne was also accused of having a "rant" about Israel to a junior aide - both claims dismissed as "false" by Mr Corbyn's office.

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United Nations probes chlorine gas use in Aleppo

De Mistura, speaking to reporters in Geneva, said that discussions have been continuing in Geneva with US and Russian officials on how to obtain a workable humanitarian pause in Aleppo , and he expects those talks to continue on Friday, Farhan Haq, the deputy United Nations spokesman, said at a daily news briefing here.

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Germany to intensify crackdown on terror, interior minister says

The proposals call for hiring more federal police officers; making it a crime to express sympathy for terrorism; greater sharing of intelligence data across Europe; a closer watch on the web; and making it easier to deport foreigners deemed to be unsafe.

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Iran's FM due in Ankara Friday: Turkey

Greek authorities had established that they had left Greece for Italy aboard a ferry on the night of August 6, together with their families. "Sooner or later the USA will make a choice". "The West failed a test by supposedly being slow to condemn the bid to overthrow the President (Erdogan) and failed to send a single representative to Ankara since the coup", Cavusoglu said in his interview with Anadolu Agency.

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Eurostar rail workers announce seven day strike

United Kingdom labor union RMT plans strikes on Eurostar International Ltd. services this weekend and in late August to protest what it says is the rail operator's failure to live up to a scheduling program for train managers. Some of those passengers have planned to have their own say on the matter, with a protest outside the Department for Transport (DfT) in central London.

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No Wonder Ankara's Mad: Failed Turkish Coup Costs Country Big

Turkey on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for 100 staff, including doctors, at the main military hospital in Ankara as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup, a Turkish official and reports said. "I hope USA officials consider this request with sensitivity". On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country.

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Trump ignites firestorm with remarks on gun rights, Hillary

In July 2016, Trump found himself at the center of criticism for encouraging Russian hackers to "find the 30,000 emails that are missing" from Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. "The down to earth talk she used today I really liked", she said. It is key to Trump's chance of carrying MI in November. Trump has said he wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, and that he is opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-nation trade deal.

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Harrington: Top golfers will regret skipping Games

That 10:35 p.m. match may give Iranian women the first chance to see the team in action. I'm right there, for sure. Mark Johnson, director of global agronomy for the PGA Tour remarked of the sight of capybaras lazily walking around, "They chew the grass at night".

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New NRA ad in Nevada calls Clinton out-of-touch on guns

The Clinton campaign immediately seized on Trump's remarks , criticizing the bellicose New Yorker for instigating violence . About one-fifth of registered Republicans said they want Trump to drop his presidential bid entirely. Gabby Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, said: "Responsible, stable individuals won't take Trump's rhetoric to its literal end, but his words may provide a magnet for those seeking infamy".

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Seven people killed in two bomb attacks in south-east Turkey

Security sources have blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for the coordinated attacks on police targets. At least three people, including one police officer, were killed and 30 others, including five police officers, were injured when a handmade roadside explosive was detonated by terrorist organization PKK as a police vehicle was passing by in the Kiziltepe district of the southeastern Mardin province, said Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.

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Five-star hotel destroyed by deadly wildfires on Madeira

Footage showed plumes of smoke over central Funchal on Tuesday and residents using hosepipes to try to quench fires as burning embers were carried by the wind. There were 186 wildfires on the mainland by late afternoon Wednesday, and fire chiefs said their crews were exhausted . At least three people have been killed and more than a thousand others evacuated due to wildfires on Portugal's Madeira island, officials say .

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China industrial output expands 6% in July

Those figures also missed expectations, with factory output expected to show 6.2 per cent growth and FAI 8.9 per cent growth. Sheng Laiyun, a spokesman at the National Bureau of Statistics, said while companies from emerging sectors are willing to invest, some private firms still struggle to access financing.

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Putin meets Erdogan first time after downing Russian jet

Putin: "Your visit today despite the complicated political situation in Turkey shows that all of us want to resume our dialogue and restore our relations in the interests of the people of Turkey and Russian Federation". Russia and Turkey have stated their resolve to improve upon their bilateral relations after Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane last November frosted the ties between the two countries.

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Dead, Dozens Injured After Apartment Explosion

The incident impacted two four-level buildings at the Flower Branch Apartments on Piney Branch Road. Residents reported smelling gas just before the blast, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said at a news conference. Residents are reported to have suffered burns and fractures from jumping out of windows. Some had already gone home. The hospital says one patient was transferred to another facility and one was admitted for observation as a precaution.

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Man charged with fatal shooting after 'hoodlums' complaint

Copley then went to his garage, and while still inside, fired a shot that hit Thomas who was outside, according to the RPD. Simone Butler-Thomas spoke by phone Tuesday with The Associated Press about the killing of her 20-year-old son, Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas.


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