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Brakes worked on train in deadly NJ crash

The NJ Transit train's data recorder showed it was going twice the speed limit just before crashing, killing one person and injuring more than 100. While the NTSB did not state the cause of the crash, it did confirm that the emergency-braking system was employed by the train engineer less than one second before the train collided with a bumping post on track 5 and then struck a terminal wall.

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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency for 6 Months Over Deadly Protests

During the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa protested against what he said was unfair persecution of the Oromo people by the Ethiopian government . Though praised for transforming an economy that Ethiopia's former Marxist rulers drove towards a devastating starvation in 1984, the government has come under fire from domestic critics and rights groups for offering little political reform.

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Wales can't slip up against Serbia - Davies

Chris Coleman's side are now third in Group D following wins for Serbia and Republic of Ireland. Wales boss Chris Coleman: "I think people are looking at it as two points dropped but it might have been two points gained at the end of the day".

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Prague Police Detain Russian Suspected Of Hacking In US

The man, whom officials didn't name, had been moving around the European Union state in a luxury vehicle with his girlfriend, it said. Czech courts will decide whether he will be extradited. government has accused Russian Federation of a campaign of cyberattacks against Democratic Party organizations ahead of the November 8 presidential election.

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More Iranian missiles target USA warships from Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition initially denied that its planes were involved in the strike, but later called the attack "regrettable and painful" prior to launching the investigation. "All of our ships and crews are safe and unharmed", one U.S. defense official told CNN. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said at the time that the USA counter-strikes were not connected to the broader civil war in Yemen .

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Condolences flood in for former MP & Premier Jim Prentice

PT. Harper said in a statement that Prentice was a family man, friend, leader and a proud Canadian. Prentice held three senior portfolios in Harper's minority governments: Indian and Northern Affairs, Industry and, most notably, Environment.

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President Buhari 'Jokingly' Disses Wife, Pledges Release Of More Chibok Schoolgirls

It was reported the girls had been released in return for four Boko Haram prisoners. Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of other people during its seven-year insurgency in north-east Nigeria. He assured the European leader that his government would continue to negotiate with Boko Haram until all the girls are released. Muta Abana, the father of one of the released girls, has been living in Nasarawa state neighboring Abuja , expressed anxiety as numerous girls reportedly have been ...

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Ecuador says it cut Julian Assange internet over USA election leaks

Some of the other documents WikiLeaks has dropped about Clinton suggest an Apple iCloud account belonging to Clinton's campaign chief, John Podesta, was accessed and possibly erased by hackers less than 12 hours after his password was published on WikiLeaks.

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Russia vetoes U.N. demand for end to bombing of Syria's Aleppo

Fastiqum and Nour el-Dine el-Zinki groups said the prisoners were fighters for the Iraqi Nujaba Shiite militia, which sent some 4,000 fighters recently to Syria to fight alongside government forces in Aleppo, a militia official told the AP earlier this week.

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Russian and Syrian forces suspend Aleppo airstrikes ahead of ceasefire

The command said Tuesday it believed the United States and Saudi Arabia would try to guarantee safe passages for fighters of the Islamic State group fleeing from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul to head to Syria. Syrian activists had no immediate word on casualties. Moscow announced on Tuesday that Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo ahead of a brief truce, a move the Kremlin said showed "goodwill" as it faces mounting criticism for backing a brutal regime offensive.

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Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee injured in road accident, taken to hospital

Avishek was rushed to a city nursing home where doctors said he had sustained an orbital injury in a facial bone below the eye. While Abhishek and others in the auto received varying degrees of injuries, going by initial reports the vehicle Abhishek was travelling in overturned at least thrice and its front portion has been completely damaged.

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'Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs NLCS Game 4

He has been replaced by Jorge Soler, who is 0 for 2 in the NLCS. I felt like previous year, the pitching just beat us. The long ball was Grandal's first extra-base hit of the playoffs and the first home run by a Dodger off Arrieta in his six-year big league career.

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Attempted kidnapping caught on camera

Florence Monauer posted surveillance video from a Houston H-Mart. As the man walked away, Monauer appears to go back to her shopping, turning her back on the departing man. He had been silent picking up the baby. I thought he was just an over-friendly guy and maybe he didn't understand what was appropriate and what wasn't.

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Major League Baseball playoffs: Texas Rangers vs

Only three times have teams rallied from an 0-2 deficit after losing the first two games at home: the 2001 Yankees (against Oakland), the 2012 Giants (Cincinnati) and the 2015 Jays (Texas). The Cleveland Indians now lead the Boston Red Sox two games to none in the other AL Division Series, but their Game 3 was postponed Sunday due to foul weather in Boston.

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JR Smith re-signs with Cavaliers for four years, $57 million

Smith can join his teammates tomorrow for the Cavaliers' final pre-season exhibition game against Washington in Columbus, Ohio, before Cleveland raise the championship banner in the October 25 season opener against Smith's former team, the visiting New York Knicks.

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Syrian rebels seize village Dabiq where Islamic State promised final battle

United States-led coalition warplanes killed 20 ISIS terrorists in Syria over the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said on Tuesday, almost two months into a Turkey-backed rebel operation to drive the terrorists away from the border. Free Syrian Army fighters patrol in Jarablus, Syria in August. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey would push farther south to create a 5,000-sq.

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Typhoon makes landfall in southern China

The department has allocated relief materials such as tents and quilts, food and water to the typhoon-affected areas, he said. Heading northwest at 10-15 kph, the tempest is anticipated to make landfall at Quang Ninh at 4 pm, with rough seas and high winds registering a 10 on the Beaufort scale expected in northeastern coastal areas, east of Lang Son Province, and north-central towns and cities.

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Russia, Syria halt airstrikes against Aleppo

Security Council on Tuesday. We have prepared a draft press statement ... and hope it will be approved by the members of the [UN Security] Council, " Churkin told journalists. "Strikes in the Aleppo region by the Russian and Syrian air forces are stopping today starting at 10 a.m.", Sergei Shoigu said in a televised briefing.

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IS likely to use chemical weapons in Mosul

Iraq's Kurdish fighters, also known as the peshmerga, largely paused their advance, according to commanders stationed along the front to Mosul's east, consolidating gains from the previous day. Ankara has been embroiled in a spat with Baghdad over the presence of Turkish soldiers in Bashiqa in Nineveh province, northeast of Mosul, which has threatened to complicate the coordination between the two key U.S.

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Freed Chibok girls need 'intensive support' UNICEF tells FG

According to him, the unwilling girls may have been radicalised by Boko Haram, or are ashamed to return home because they were forced to marry extremists and have babies. 13, 2016. This followed a personal explanation by Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume , over his encounter with the rescued girls. However, the wounded soldiers have been evacuated and receiving treatment, while efforts are ongoing in search of those missing and clear the Boko Haram terrorists at the general area.

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China may give Filipino fishermen access to Scarborough

Details are still being worked out, officials say, and it remains unclear whether the thorny issue of the South China Sea territorial disputes will be reflected in the statement. Duterte's visit will help define how far he wants to shift allegiance from the United States to an Asian superpower locked in a territorial standoff with his small, impoverished country, and the Philippines' 65-year alliance with the USA - a key pillar of President Barack Obama's rebalance to Asia - could hang in ...

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Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool "weren't brave" in Manchester United stalemate at Anfield

I was ready for that responsibility. They have had some hard results recently and if they had come here and lost, then they have Fenerbahce on Thursday, Chelsea on Sunday, the Manchester derby next week - a big run of games and they could not afford to lose tonight.

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NatWest DENIES ever closing Russia Today's bank accounts

A statement released by Russia's United Kingdom embassy drew links to the British Government, which holds a 73 per cent stake in NatWest parent Royal Bank of Scotland. The media group has breached the UK's broadcasting code at least ten times over the past decade. The Russian Foreign Ministry earlier described as "squeezing alternative voices out of United Kingdom media space" by the United Kingdom government and said it was a violation of British commitments to preserve press freedoms under ...

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BJP playing politics over surgical strike issue: Arvind Kejriwal

Opposition Congress leaders and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have said proof of the strikes must be shared by the government. But what could be the reason that he still refuses to believe the Indian army, after conclusive evidence by the Indian media?"Now that there is ample evidence in the media, we wish Kejriwal also starts blunting the Pakistani propaganda".

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Iraqi army 10 km away from Mosul

French warplanes and artillery are active as part of the USA -led coalition supporting the Iraqi military campaign to take back Mosul . Attacking Iraqi forces are still 12 to 30 miles (20 to 50 km) from the city itself and U.S. Fighting has lulled in some areas, but is continuing in others, and airstrikes by the USA -led coalition continue, NPR's Alice Fordham reports from Kalak, Iraq.

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Ministers against new runway given freedom to speak against chosen airport

Airlines and business groups favour expansion of Heathrow, which offers far more direct connections than Gatwick and handles much more freight. But Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald told The Guardian the "imperative was overwhelming" for more capacity, implying he would back a Heathrow expansion over a new runway at Gatwick Airport.

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Delhi Police arrests AAP MLA Gulab Singh Yadav

He was later questioned by officials of the Delhi Police, who are in Gujarat, and subsequently arrested. Singh, the party in-charge in Gujarat, was held by the team of Delhi police days after non-bailable warrant was issued against him in extortion case.

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US, S. Korea: DPRK missile test failed

Submarine-launched missiles are harder to detect before launch than land-based ones like Rodongs. The Pentagon and South Korea said the missile was presumed to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile. China and South Korea are betting for the economic collapse of North Korea since many North Korean officials have defected from the regime over the course of 2016.

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Apocalypse? No. Syrian rebels seize Dabiq, Islamic State's 'doomsday' town

The rebels, backed by Turkish tanks and warplanes, also took neighbouring Soran, said Ahmed Osman, head of the Sultan Murad group, one of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions involved in the clashes on Saturday night and Sunday morning. They were pursued by US warplanes, which struck them in at least two locations, he said. ISIS has even named its sleek English language magazine, used to prominently feature propaganda, " Dabiq ".

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Modi meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Though Suu Kyi is not the President as Myanmar's constitution bars her from this, the Nobel peace laureate is effectively the de facto leader of the country. "He wished Myanmar all success in establishing a strong democracy. But this is also her first trip to India as a state visit for [promoting] the bilateral friendship", said Daw Aye Aye Soe, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry.

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Bishoo's 8 for 49 revives contest in Dubai Test

Bravo says Bishoo was underutilized in the first innings and the team made a concerted effort to get him involved much earlier in Pakistan's second innings, a decision which helped set up West Indies and Bravo's valiant fourth-innings chase.

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Deal on greenhouse gas HFCs welcomed by UN

The agreement , to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) announced yesterday at a climate meeting in Kigali , Rwanda, is considered a major step in the fight against climate change. In fact, the USA, the European Union and other countries have already started. While the USA pushed for quicker action, Indian officials praised the plan as approved.

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British PM downplays cabinet tensions over Brexit

If amending the treaty, parliamentary approval is needed. Mr Eadie told the court there still would be scrutiny. The U.K. dropped out of businesses' top five locations for investments for the first time in seven years as fears about the country's Brexit plan added complexity to global deals, consultants Ernst & Young LLP said in a survey of executives released Monday.

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Samsung Opens Airport Booths So Travelers Can Turn In Galaxy Note 7s

The worldwide Air Transport Association (IATA) of which SriLankan Airlines is a member and United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have also issued directives banning the use and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on flights.

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Trump Says Clinton Is Mastermind Behind Sexual Assault Claims

The 2012 study found that approximately 24 million - or one of every eight - voter registrations were longer valid or significantly inaccurate. Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from NY and a Clinton ally. The disclosure of Federal Bureau of Investigation documents revives questions about Clinton's use of personal email during her time as secretary of state.


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