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Clinton's steady speech is stark contrast to Trump trainwreck

The goal of her speech Thursday afternoon at manufacturing company in Warren , Michigan, was to play up her focus on job development, public works projects and tax policy while trying to undercut the celebrity businessman's approach. She has promised more money for education, a higher federal minimum wage and increased support for small businesses. In case you missed it, that's McConnell reiterating again that he would be perfectly fine with a President Trump shaping the federal judiciary, ...

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Nitish Kumar calls Jaitley, offers to do his bit for GST

The government on Thursday said April 1 next year will be the target date for the roll-out of a pan-India Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime though Finance Minister Arun Jaitley termed it as a hard task to achieve, given the future steps involved.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito fears age could impact ability to rule

Emperor Akihito made the remarks during his second-ever televised speech to the Japanese public. And next Monday Japan pauses to recall the anniversary of its defeat in World War II under Akihito's father Hirohito, an annual event at which the emperor delivers a speech.

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1 dead after van with girls water polo players hit by truck

The injured are 45-year-old van driver Vicki Fisher, 17-year-old Betsey Fisher, 14-year-old Melanie Fisher, 15-year-old Samantha Fink and 14-year-old Sydney Zullich. The van was carrying family members in addition to student-athletes, reports said. We do not know the condition of those in that van, but we do know there were life-threatening injuries.

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Clinton's New Emails Are Exactly Why 2016 is a Disaster Election

According to CNN , Cheryl Mills, while working as Clinton's chief of staff, traveled to New York City in June 2012 to interview two high-level business executives - reportedly from Pfizer and WalMart - in an effort to help the Clinton Foundation find a new leader.

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Donald Trump Explains Calling Obama the 'Founder of ISIS' as Sarcasm

Why - are people complaining that I said he was the founder of ISIS? In an email to supporters asking them to donate, Trump accused the "liberal media" of telling "outrageous lies about me". THE FACTS: To the contrary, IS propaganda has shown fighters shooting targets bearing Obama's image. Including 50 Republican National Security experts also published an open letter saying that Donald Trump would be "the most reckless President" in U.S.

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Flights cancelled on Chennai-Dubai route

Dozens of Emirates flights and foreign airliners had to be delayed or completely cancelled, while some flights coming to Dubai International were diverted to Dubai's second air hub, Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport is the busiest air hub in the world in terms of global passenger traffic. "When the aircraft landed, I saw an engine separate from the plane", he said.

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In reversal, Trump says IS claim about Obama was sarcastic

In fact, he gets in sports they have awards he gets the most valuable player award. " The President has been trying to play down ISIS like its not that big of a deal, like they are not as powerful", he said. "I do", Trump replied. The billionaire businessman previously attacked the President and his Democratic rival for how the United States pulled out of Iraq after the war, claiming it helped create the militant Islamist group .

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Watch The Orlando Shooter's Father Praise Hillary Clinton

The campaign went further, disavowing Mateen and Mateen's apparent support for Clinton. TV crews recognised Seddique Mateen , who was standing behind the Democrat presidential candidate while she spoke in Kissimmee , just outside Orlando.

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Russia's Vladimir Putin fires longtime ally Sergei Ivanov in power reshuffle

He is not a household name in Russian Federation, unlike Ivanov, who was spoken of as a possible presidential contender in 2008 and worked as Putin's deputy when Putin ran the FSB security service. "Psychologically, it's easier for Putin these days to be around the people who always thought of him as the great leader and can not recall the times when Putin was not that great leader", Belkovsky said on Ekho Moskvy radio.

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Airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo hit hospital, market, kill 18

In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said attacks against civilians must stop. Security Council to testify about the violence in Aleppo . Earlier some of the last doctors in the rebel-held east of the city appealed to US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of the 250,000 civilians there.

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Coordinated Blasts Leave 4 Dead, 34 Injured In Southern Thailand

Only a handful of foreign nationals were injured in the series of explosions and so far no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The attacks came days after the junta saw its new constitution draft approved in a referendum that followed a crackdown on critics of the document.

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Assam terror attack shocks nation, top leaders condemn act

The incident took place at a weekly market, NDTV reported on Friday. Condemning the terror attack in Kokrajhar, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the DGP and State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to rush to the spot. "We will not tolerate any threat from any group". "This incident has given us a shock and it is unfortunate so many people have lost their lives", he said, adding that the elements behind the "dastardly" attack would have to be identified.

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United Nations meeting over North Korean missile reaching Japanese waters for first time

The report was confirmed by Euan Graham, British diplomat stationed in Pyongyang , which is considered the first missile launch from North Korea to ever hit Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). North Korea has been trying to miniaturise its warheads, but analysts said they are still too big to be attached to missiles. Later this month, the US and South Korea are set to begin major annual military drills, which often evoke a backlash from Pyongyang.

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Five commissioners appointed to missing women inquiry

Predictable criticism has risen from some quarters about the inquiry price tag that's now pegged at almost $54 million, up from the original estimate of $40 million, with another $16 million over four years to establish family liaison units to ensure families remain connected to the inquiry process and to provide them with needed services.

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Quetta hospital blast death toll reaches 74

NEWS BRIEF Lawyers in Pakistan won't appear in court for the rest of the week in solidarity with attorneys killed in Monday's suicide bombing in Quetta . Later, political parties joined the campaign and Musharraf was forced to quit in 2008 and Chaudhry was reinstated. For militants, lawyers are representatives of a civil society that increasingly rejects their hard-line interpretations of Islam, and agents of the Pakistani state, which has declared open war on Islamic militant groups.

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Favorite to lead Britain's UKIP excluded by late paperwork

Setting out her platform, she said: I will be calling for the Government to close British Islamic faith schools/ . Ayling and Banks had already accused NEC member, and Ukip's only MP, Douglas Carswell and ex-Tory Neil Hamilton of orchestrating a campaign to keep Woolfe off the ballot.

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Thailand blasts: More explosions target tourist towns

One person was killed in the Trang blast, which occurred Thursday, and another was killed in the Surat Thani attack on Friday morning. Overnight and into Friday, bombs also went off on Phuket's Loma Beach in southern Thailand and the southern provinces of Trang , Surat Thani and Phang Nga .

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Turkey hopeful of Gulen extradition from US

The two Athens-based attaches are among several Turkish officials based overseas now wanted by Ankara in the wake of the coup. "On August 6, on the night from Friday to Saturday they embarked on a ferry from Igoumenitsa with their families and private cars and sailed to Italy ".

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No end in sight as anti-Islamic State campaign enters third year

Mr MacFarland claimed 45,000 enemy fighters are no longer on the front line after U.S. backed operations . The anti-ISIS coalition is making significant gains, with 25,000 enemy fighters dead in the last year, adding to the 20,000 death toll in the previous year, meaning some 45,000 jihadis have been killed during the conflict .

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How Much Does Donald Trump Pay in Taxes?

Every major-party nominee since the late 1970s has released tax returns before Election Day. Kaine, on the other hand, will release the last 10 years of his own tax returns. Clinton's strategy is borrowed from President Barack Obama's winning playbook against Mitt Romney in 2012. Obama repeatedly used Romney's business dealings against him and seized upon the former MA governor's reluctance to release certain tax records.

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Iran Accuses US of Being Behind Israel-Saudi Warming

Rohani added that Iran still can not access all of its assets held overseas and that the U.S. Congress, Israel, and some other unnamed regional countries had prevented the nuclear deal from being fully implemented. "Is any tangible effect seen in people's life after six months?" The state-run news agency quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying, "The nuclear deal, as an experience, once again proved the pointlessness of negotiating with the Americans, their bad promises and the need not to ...

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Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas' rivalry

A snapshot of Lee and North Korea's Hong Un-Jong posing for the selfie on Lee's phone swiftly went viral on Twitter , with many hailing the image as a ideal illustration of the Olympic spirit. Seoul and Washington also announced last month they would place an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea, and Pyongyang responded by warning of unspecified "physical" counteractions and firing several missiles into the sea.

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Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi fails doping test

While Xinyi is the first swimmer to test positive at the Olympics, swimming has been at the forefront of doping news since the games began. Chen, 18, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide , a diuretic , on the August 7 test, the Xinhua news agency reported , citing the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA).

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Multiple explosions hit Thailand tourist's towns

Police believe the series of blasts were acts of local sabotage and not linked to any worldwide militant group, deputy police spokesman Piyaphand Pingmuangsaid told reporters. On Friday morning two bombs went off in Phuket, one at Loma beach which injured one person and the other near a police traffic booth where no one was hurt.

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Fiji sevens team celebrate Olympic gold with McDonald's

Fiji have produced some of the best sevens players in the world with the likes of Waisale Serev, Marika Vunibaka, William Ryder and Tomasi Cama Snr. lighting up the stage. Rugby sevens is guaranteed to be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Japan will be looking to go one step further at home than they did in Rio and win a medal - but the vote on the sport's involvement beyond then will be taken by the International Olympic Committee next May.

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Firefighters contain wildfires in France

Portugal has also been severly affected by wildfires, which have left 4 people dead and many injured in the country. Three people died in their homes yesterday morning, while another two people were seriously hurt and one person went missing.

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Series Of Deadly Bombings Hit Tourism-Heavy Areas In Thailand

Foreign governments issued warnings urging travellers to use caution and avoid affected areas. In an earlier media conference, the Thai Police blamed "local sabotage" as the cause behind the violent incidents and ruled out any links to worldwide terrorism.

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Trump accuses Obama of being the "founder of ISIS"

But these comments are not a new tactic for Trump . "I call them co-founders", he added, referring to his Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Jake Sullivan, the campaign's senior policy adviser, said it was "another example" of the NY businessman "trash-talking the United States". The fact that CNN (and others) will take what you say seriously is the whole point.

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Pakistan hopes for revival of peace process in coming weeks

Speaking at an all-party meeting on the unrest and violence in Jammu and Kashmir, Narendra Modi said that the main problem is "cross-border infiltration sponsored by Pakistan". "The Government expects constructive support from all Opposition parties on this". Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that all the suggestions made by the parties would be considered.

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Eli Manning won't play tonight in Giants' preseason opener

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Giants are 2.5-point favorites versus the Dolphins after NY opened as a 3-point home favorite. Nassib was drafted in the 2013 fourth round with the hope, if not the expectation that he would only play if something went horribly wrong with Manning.

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Car driver in hospital after level crossing train crash

A spokesman said: "Officers are being supported by local ambulance colleagues and are treating a man for injuries at the scene". The man, aged in his 40s, is being treated for severe head injuries after the train hit the vehicle on the line between Cambridge and Ely, the East of England Ambulance Service said.

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US Military Warns Victories in Iraq and Syria Not End of ISIS

In the last two months, 400 people in the city have been killed. He claimed the Syrian Democratic Forces group was within weeks of defeating ISIS in Manbij , Syria. The general also downplayed the role of U.S. military forces, declaring they were only playing an "advise and assist" role at a distance and in specific locations.

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If RNC cuts me off, I'll stop funding them

The Trump campaign dismissed that categorization, insisting it was a regularly scheduled meeting between the nominee and party officials. Donald Trump isn't anxious about a report that the Republican National Committee is considering moving resources away from his campaign and focusing on down-ballot candidates instead.

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U.N. Security Council statement on North Korea delayed

Security Council resolutions. On July 15, a petition called "Rescind the decision to deploy [the] THAAD antimissile system in South Korea" was added to the We the People petition platform, which is part of the White House website. Negotiations on the council statement seemed to have reached a stalemate on Tuesday (9 August) as Japan and the United States said they would not budge on the proposed changes China wanted the draft to reflect.


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