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President Barack Obama stood before the heads of state in attendance Tuesday at the UN General Assembly and announced a 50-country promise to double the number of refugees who are resettled globally next year. The migration disaster in Europe may soon come to the United States. A ceasefire in Syria, brokered by the United States and Russian Federation, appears to have collapsed.
  • Syrian army starts withdrawing from key highway in Aleppo

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    The U.S. will not share the full text of a recent deal with Russian Federation on a truce in Syria, the State Department said Thursday . Mazen al-Shami, an opposition activist near Damascus, said government forces tried to storm Jobar but were repelled by opposition fighters.
  • American Jewish community, politicians laud record US-Israel defense deal

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    No exact sum was disclosed by either side but officials familiar with the deal said it totals $3.8 billion a year - an increase on the $3.1 billion the USA. "A phasing-out of a special arrangement that for decades has allowed Israel to use 26.3 per cent of the US aid on its own defence industry instead of on American-made weapons".
  • A look at Hillary Clinton's recent illness

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    But the concerns were heightened Sunday after video captured her being led out of a 9/11 memorial service and appearing to faint. She will return to the campaign trail Thursday, her campaign added. Clinton has given false information about her personal health to the public, compared with 37 percent who said the same of Mr. Trump. Health speculations were kindled last week when Clinton trailed off into a coughing attack during her first press conference in almost nine months.
  • Two abducted Indians in Libya for over a year freed: Sushma Swaraj

    Two abducted Indians in Libya for over a year freed: Sushma Swaraj

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    Earlier, in May this year, 29 Indians were evacuated from Libya and Sushma Swaraj was appreciated for her efforts. The Indian Embassy in Tripoli and some sources in the University of Sirte persistently pursued talks with the kidnappers, some of whom are said to be former students of the university led astray by extremist views.
  • Bayern routs Champions League debutant Rostov for new record

    Bayern routs Champions League debutant Rostov for new record

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    Don't forget, all Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Champions League matches are covered by the bet365 Euro Soccer Bonus, where you could earn a BONUS OF UP TO 100% on your returns on pre-match accumulator bets. Handed a partial stadium ban by UEFA for their game against PSV on 28 September, due to racist behaviour from fans in the playoff win over Ajax. Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Kingsley Coman, Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng will not feature against ...
  • Top 10 Georgia beat 240th-ranked Nicholls State by two points

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    HELP FOR CHUBB: Tailback Nick Chubb was a workhorse as he had 33 carries for 222 yards and two touchdowns last week in his return from his 2015 season-ending knee injury. "They have a big offensive line and they want to run the football", Rebowe said. How is it then the entire game ended up being an upset-alert nail-biter, with Georgia barely surviving with a win by two points? Eason began the week listed behind senior Greyson Lambert on the depth chart.
  • At least five killed in explosion in Syria's Jarablus: Turkish security sources

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    A statement issued by the Kurdish authorities in Afrin said the attack was a provocation by the Turkish army to "ignite the fire of war". He said Turkey would have "no problem" with such action. "The importance of the fact that Turkey's border with Syria is now completely free of the Islamic State (IS) terrorists was emphasized in the call ", the statement added.
  • Christian Eriksen signs new four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur

    Christian Eriksen signs new four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur

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    In addition, they have managed to tie down manager Mauricio Pochettino and playmaker Christian Eriksen to new long-term deals, showing the existing squad has faith in the direction the club is heading. "He arrived with us for the first time yesterday [Wednesday] and he was in a good condition, but I will decide tomorrow". In 33 Premier League appearances last season he scored six goals and set up 13 as the club finished third.
  • On Russia-backed TV network, Trump doubts Russian influence

    On Russia-backed TV network, Trump doubts Russian influence

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    Conservative Florida Republican Senator also a former presidential candidate, told the Guardian: "I have tremendous policy disagreements with President Obama , but Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian thug who is accountable to no one". Donald Trump prefers to focus on a different aspect of Putin's rule: the Russian strongman's sky-high approval ratings. "I promised to bring it for you", said Putin, "and I've brought you a whole box of ice cream".
  • Hanjin woes leave cargo worth billions stranded at sea

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    Many more are planned. Then there are shippers who were counting on Hanjin to carry goods to the U.S. over the coming weeks, ahead of the busy holiday shopping season beginning in November. "Shippers are working with other ocean freight partners to try to figure out ways to get their cargo onto other vessels", Gold said. Philip Damas, a director at Drewry, an independent maritime advisor, told CNBC that Hanjin's filing meant there was "a bit of chaos" ahead legally and operationally as ...
  • Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars rescued

    Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars rescued

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    French and Italian helicopters flew in rescuers who dropped down on cables onto the tops of the cars, and lifted out passengers one by one. Italian rescuers enter "Skyway", the Mont Blanc cable auto, during a rescue operation on September 9, 2016, in Courmayeur.
  • California governor signs emissions reduction bills into law

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    Already on pace with targets for 2020, the governor signed off on a package of measures that require California to cut emissions by at least 40 percent from the 1990 benchmark by 2030. He said the legislative analyst also questioned the state's methodology for calculating emission reductions. Last month a coalition of 177 businesses - among them Levi's eBay, The North Face and Gap, Inc.
  • Fed has put markets on notice for rate hike, Kaplan says

    Fed has put markets on notice for rate hike, Kaplan says

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    The dollar index, which tracks the US currency against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.4 percent to 95.438, nearing its highest levels on Tuesday before a weak USA service sector report knocked the dollar 1 percent lower. Brainard is considered one of the Fed's more dovish members, meaning she is more inclined to leave rates lower in order to strengthen employment. Other market participants suggested that investors are losing confidence in the effectiveness of monetary policy.
  • DFL Trying To Keep Trump Off MN Ballot

    DFL Trying To Keep Trump Off MN Ballot

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    In a lawsuit filed with the state Supreme Court, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party contends that Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, should be pulled off the ballot. Then it submitted the final paperwork. In the petition , DFL Chair Ken Martin claims that the Minnesota GOP broke Minn. Early voting in Minnesota begins September 23, and the secretary of state's office said in a court filing Friday that it would need direction by Monday to correct ballots.
  • All Blacks to be tested by Pumas in Rugby Championship

    All Blacks to be tested by Pumas in Rugby Championship

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    Instead of retreating into a never-ending questioning of "what if", the Pumas bounced back the following week with Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias slotting a late penalty to give his side a 26-24 victory. The Wallabies repeatedly looked to get under the world champions' skin in Wellington, deploying every trick in the book to throw them off their game.
  • Syrian rebel chief killed in airstrike near Aleppo

    Syrian rebel chief killed in airstrike near Aleppo

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    Since a US-led coalition began launching raids on groups in Syria and Iraq in September 2014, bombing raids have frequently targeted Nusra Front figures in Syria, also resulting in the deaths of scores of civilians. Al-Nusra which was formerly known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, changed its name at the end of July and reportedly cut ties with Al-Qaeda at the same time.
  • Abandoned Car Carrying Gas Canisters Found Outside Paris Landmark

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    Officials said a 27-year-old man and a woman, aged 26, were held south of Paris on Wednesday, and a second couple - a 34-year-old man and a woman, aged 29 - were detained on a motorway in southern France on Tuesday. Notre Dame is one of Paris's most popular landmarks, attracting 13 million visitors each year. A notebook containing writing in Arabic was also found in the auto, according to the mayor of the district of Paris where the vehicle was found.
  • Abbas Says No Meeting With Netanyahu In Moscow Planned

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    Benjamin Netanyahu will become the first sitting Israeli prime minister to make an official visit to Australia in 2017. During Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's otherwise friendly visit to the Dutch parliament on Wednesday, an MP of Turkish origin wearing a button with the Palestinian flag, Tunahan Kuzu, refused to shake his hand.
  • US, Russia Near Groundbreaking Deal in Syria

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    Obama's comments came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are deep in talks over a deal to boost U.S. and Russian military cooperation to fight the Islamic State group and other extremists in Syria - a step Moscow has long sought.
  • Turkey-backed forces may go deeper into Syria, Deputy PM says

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    Ankara sees the opportunity for cooperation with the USA as a chance to kill two birds with one stone that will both hit Islamic State (IS formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Kurdish fighters, who they also consider terrorists. Ankara and NATO will also discuss the details of the military operation "Shield of the Euphrates", carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces in the north of Syria.
  • Mexican finance minister steps down in wake of Donald Trump's visit

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    Meade oversaw the Finance Ministry during the latter part of the administration of Felipe Calderon, Nieto's predecessor. Pena Nieto also has been ridiculed for not confronting him more directly about comments calling migrants from Mexico criminals, drug-runners and "rapists", and Trump's vows to build a border wall and force Mexico to pay for it.
  • Young People Shot Dead at J'Ouvert Parade in Brooklyn

    Young People Shot Dead at J'Ouvert Parade in Brooklyn

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    He was taken to a hospital, where he died. During J'Ouvert, 17-year old high school student Tyreke Borel was also killed while sitting on a bench, just 30 minutes before Poyau was shot and killed . The eldest of three children, Tyreke was a native of Trinidad and Tobago and had lived in NY for four years. Earlier the same morning, a Bronx man, Denentro Josiah, was stabbed to death during festivities.
  • US, Russia close on Syria deal, but Obama says not there yet

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    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in China on September 4. But with previous ceasefire agreements in Syria having failed, the president said US officials remain skeptical that talks will produce lasting peace.
  • Brock Turner Walks Out of Jail After Stanford Sex Assault Sentence

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    Under the terms of his release , he faces three years of supervised probation and will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Turner's case exploded into the spotlight when a poignant statement from the victim swept through social media and critics decried the sentence as too lenient.
  • UK schoolboys pull off rare private audience with Putin

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    The details of how the teenagers managed to pull off this coup remains a mystery. It will be the first meeting between Obama and Erdogan since the failed attempted coup in Turkish last month. They also showed the group - wearing translation headsets - sat around a table listening to the Russian leader. Eton said in a statement: "This was a private visit by a small group of boys organized entirely at their own initiative and independently of the college".
  • Mexican president likely hurt by 'ill-advised' Trump meeting

    Mexican president likely hurt by 'ill-advised' Trump meeting

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    Jeff Sessions and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took the stage wearing hats emblazoned with a new slogan . For the first time, her disapproval numbers were nearly equal to Trump's. The addition of the word "also" on the Mexico hats might do little to reassure Mexican Americans that the Republican nominee considers them more than an after-thought.
  • Votel warns Iran against provoking US Navy in Persian Gulf

    Votel warns Iran against provoking US Navy in Persian Gulf

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    But last week, Iran's Tasnim news agency quoted a top Iranian general as saying, "If any foreign vessel enters our waters, we warn them, and if it's an invasion, we confront". On Sunday, in a meeting with commanders at an air defense base in Tehran, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei made it crystal clear how he views the United States.
  • White House 'concerned' EU tax penalty on Apple may hit US taxpayers

    White House 'concerned' EU tax penalty on Apple may hit US taxpayers

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    Following a three-year investigation, the European Commission (EC) has ruled that Apple must pay 13bn euros to Ireland in back taxes. Ireland has been seeking to attract multinationals by offering extremely favourable tax conditions, known as sweetheart deals, but EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Apple's broke EU laws on state aid.
  • New rules for commercial drone usage go into effect today

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    But as thousands of drone pilots are rushing to get their certificate, many are stressing over the required test and scrambling to get insight from those who have already taken it. Commercial uses for drones can be for real estate purposes, farming, photography, or even for flood work. But companies with more ambitious or capital-intensive plans, such as oil and gas firms that want to investigate pipelines, or farmers that want to look at large fields, will largely be limited by restrictions ...
  • Stanford rape case inspires new sentencing bill

    Stanford rape case inspires new sentencing bill

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    The 21-year-old, a former Stanford student, raped a 23-year-old woman near a dumpster on campus in January. The then-20-year-old Turner was literally caught with his trousers down as he attempted to sexually assault an unconscious 22-year-old female behind a dumpster.
  • United Nations says Israelis, Palestinians both imperil 2-state solution

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    In addition, soldiers stationed at the Container roadblock, east of occupied Jerusalem , stopped a young man, identified as Ismael Shaher Rayyan, from Doura town, south of Hebron, and kidnapped him. Since July 1, Israeli has advanced plans for more than 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem and 735 units in the West Bank, Mladenov said. The Palestinians wish to establish a state in these territories.
  • Nepal bans couple from climbing for 10 years after 'fake' Everest climb

    Nepal bans couple from climbing for 10 years after 'fake' Everest climb

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    According to a report in The Indian Express , the Nepal officials sent a letter to the Pune police informing them of the decision that the couple has been barred from entering Nepal for a period of 10 years. An Indian couple who tried to pretend they had scaled Everest using really very bad photoshops have been given a 10-year climbing ban. The $11,000 permit fee paid by climbers is a key source of income for the cash-strapped country, in addition to outlays for logistics, sherpa guides and ...
  • Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa to rookie deal

    Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa to rookie deal

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    The contract dispute between defensive end Joey Bosa and the Chargers, stupid as it seemed, is over. The stalemate ended Monday when Bosa signed a four-year contract, the team announced. I can not stress this enough. Bosa's agent issued a response which accused the Chargers of manipulating the facts. They are laughing at the Chargers.
  • North Korea calls diplomat defector 'human scum'

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    The Sunday Express said Thae and his family got on a British military jet and were flown to Germany before heading to South Korea . A new study shows how North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un uses biannual joint military exercises between the US and South Korea to bolster internal support for his regime and to raise pressure on the U.S.to withdraw from the peninsula by heightening tensions with missile tests and threats.
  • Clinton calendars won't be released until after election

    Clinton calendars won't be released until after election

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    Trump brought up a Clinton comment from the 1990s defending the crime bill her husband signed- former president Bill Clinton has since said the bill made mass incarceration worse - where she referred to certain "kinds of kids" as "super predators" and said they needed to be brought "to heel".