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NAIROBI , Sept 20 ( Reuters ) - Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the election board for failing to verify official results of last month's presidential election before announcing them, but did not find any individual at the board responsible for the failings.
  • HURRICANE TRACKER: Category 1 Hurricane Jose Weakens, Forecast To Not Impact US

    HURRICANE TRACKER: Category 1 Hurricane Jose Weakens, Forecast To Not Impact US

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    In any case, forecasters said the shear environment will keep the hurricane relatively weak, with maximum expected winds of 80 miles per hour throughout the next few days. "Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles [185 km] from the center". Hurricane Max has formed off the coast of southern Mexico and is forecast to hit southwestern Mexico later on Thursday, according to 7 a.m.
  • Thousands evacuated across Russian Federation after wave of bomb threats

    Thousands evacuated across Russian Federation after wave of bomb threats

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    Citing an unnamed source in the emergency services, RIA said the hoaxes had so far affected more than 20 Russian towns and cities. Emergency services are working. "Police dogs will be used to track down the bombs", the official said.Police said that most calls had come almost simultaneously and were still coming in."It seems like telephone terrorism and nothing else, but all the calls should be checked up", TASS quoted an official saying.
  • DHS Orders Feds to Dump Software From Russia-Linked Kaspersky Lab

    DHS Orders Feds to Dump Software From Russia-Linked Kaspersky Lab

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    Any US government agency using Kaspersky products needs to identify them within the next 30 days, the DHS instructs , and then come up with a plan to remove them completely in the next 60 days. -Russia relations deteriorated following Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and later when U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 U.S.
  • Report of active shooter at New Hampshire hospital

    Report of active shooter at New Hampshire hospital

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    The Lebanon Police Department in cooperation with mutual aid agencies is investigating a serious incident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Rhode Island State Police say the suspect taken into custody following reports of an active shooter at New Hampshire's largest hospital is a Rhode Island resident.
  • Rescue efforts continue as Mexico quake death toll reaches 61

    Rescue efforts continue as Mexico quake death toll reaches 61

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    Tsunami waves up to 10 feet were possible along parts of the Mexican coast, and one to three feet in more remote areas around the Pacific. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said the quake is the biggest the country has seen in a century, adding that it resulted in major damage and left one million without power.
  • Catalonia set to hold new referendum on split from Spain

    Catalonia set to hold new referendum on split from Spain

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    The Constitutional Court considers the referendum illegal because unlike countries such as Canada or the U.K., Spain's constitution simply does not allow for this type of vote. Lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region paved the way Wednesday for a vote on independence from Spain despite fierce resistance from the region's political opposition and central authorities in Madrid.
  • Pakistan's Foreign Minister to visit China

    Pakistan's Foreign Minister to visit China

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    BRICS members condemned terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and called for an "immediate cessation of violence" in the country. The officials said Beijing had assured Pakistan that it would never support India against Pakistan. "China is also a victim of terrorism and is firmly against any kind of terrorism, and that's the main reason that the organisations are named in the declaration", Hu said.
  • Journalist Gauri Lankesh's Killing Very Alarming: Mamata Banerjee

    Journalist Gauri Lankesh's Killing Very Alarming: Mamata Banerjee

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    Also, he said his Government has an "open mind" to an investigation by the CBI, a demand made by the slain journalist's family. "We will set up a special team to investigate the incident", said the official. Gauri's murder comes just days after the second anniversary of the killing of noted Kannada writer and rationalist Dr M M Kalburgi (77), who fell to bullets fired by two unidentified men at his residence at Dharwad in north Karnataka on August 30, 2015.
  • 'Care-free' Bank of Canada keeps Bay Street guessing

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    As previously mentioned, this is dependent on how the Canadian economy reacts to the interest rate hike, with particular attention being paid to household debt moving forward. Market watchers who predicted Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz would keep interest rates unchanged this week argued he had the luxury to wait until October, noting inflation remained tepid.
  • European Union threatens Hungary, Poland with fines if refuse refugees

    European Union threatens Hungary, Poland with fines if refuse refugees

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    The court's decision does not change the Polish government's stance on immigration policies, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo told journalists. He added: 'The real battle is only just beginning'. The court "observes in particular that the small number of relocations so far carried out under the contested decision can be explained by a series of factors that the Council could not have foreseen at the time when the decision was adopted, including, in particular, the lack of cooperation on the part ...
  • UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile launch

    UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile launch

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    Terrence J. "We continue to work together, and the minister and I share a responsibility to provide for the protection of our nations, our populations and our interests, which is what we are here to discuss today", he said during a meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo.
  • Guardsmen to Help with Harvey

    Guardsmen to Help with Harvey

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    It is sending troops and helicopters to southeast Texas. About 30 soldiers, both Army and Air Force, have already been deployed to Texas, so the new deployment is an "exponential" increase, he said. Officials say they are preparing to deploy more than 1,500 Guardsmen in the coming days. Hapgood added that this is not the first time Iowa soldiers have been called on following a major storm.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: Wildfire Largest 'in LA City History'

    Mayor Eric Garcetti: Wildfire Largest 'in LA City History'

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    The La Tuna Fire has reportedly grown to about 8,000 acres, prompting mandatory evacuations in some areas. At one point during the night, the fire was spreading in four directions because of the erratic winds and intense heat. Over 500 firefighters worked for a day straight to extinguish the flames. However, no injuries have been reported yet. The Castaic Fire is up to 25 acres and forward progression has stopped, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
  • Zuma arrives in China for Brics summit

    Zuma arrives in China for Brics summit

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    The Prime Minister will head to Myanmar on a State visit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today to attend the BRICS Summit during which he would look forward to having "productive discussions and positive outcomes" with leaders of the grouping to support the agenda for a stronger partnership among the member countries.
  • Pumped up gas prices may dip slightly

    Pumped up gas prices may dip slightly

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    For the second time in a week, gas prices in Regina have spiked. It could always be worse, however - McTeague said prices rose in Ontario and Quebec by 20 cents a litre across the board. "Inventories are declining, wholesale prices are rising, and that will have an impact in Eastern Canada more than in Western Canada, just because of its proximity to that major market in the States", said Kent Group senior vice-president Michael Ervin.
  • US Pressure on North Korea Is 'Futile': Putin

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    On Tuesday, the reclusive nation fired a ballistic missile over Japan in defiance of UN resolutions and new sanctions imposed last month, which are expected to slash its export revenues by one-third. Putin's comments, first reported by Reuters and CNN, come just hours after the US and South Korea took part in a joint mock bombing raid on the Korean peninsula.
  • Top Court To Hear Plea Challenging Move To Deport Rohingyas

    Top Court To Hear Plea Challenging Move To Deport Rohingyas

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    PM Modi will hold talks with the top leadership in Myanmar including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi . The crackdown by Myanmar forces also sparked a mass evacuation of thousands of Buddhist residents of the area. Uddin said 412 Hindus are staying in a Hindu neighborhood near Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar. Rohingya children make their way through water as they try to come to the Bangladesh side from no man's land.
  • Myanmar army: Rakhine deaths reach 400

    Myanmar army: Rakhine deaths reach 400

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    Officials say three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies have been recovered. It triggered a fresh influx of refugees towards neighboring Bangladesh though the country sealed off its border for the refugees.
  • Bruce Springsteen adds 10 weeks to Broadway run

    Bruce Springsteen adds 10 weeks to Broadway run

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    The show will take place in a 975-seat venue, making for both a uniquely intimate performance with the legend and an nearly impossible chance at scoring tickets. Registering again or a few times does not increase your chances to receive an offer code. Tickets will be available for purchase 10 a.m. The five-day-a-week show, set for the 960-seat Walter Kerr Theatre , will include both song performances and readings from his memoir, " Born to Run ".
  • U.S. economy records fastest growth in 2 years

    U.S. economy records fastest growth in 2 years

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    Despite almost uniform skepticism from mainstream economists, he insisted that much faster economic growth was within reach. "So we're really on our way". The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office sees growth averaging 1.9 percent over the next decade, a forecast much closer to estimates made by private economists.
  • Mother drowns in Houston flooding, daughter survives

    Mother drowns in Houston flooding, daughter survives

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    According to reports , she got out of the auto and grabbed her daughter in an effort to save their lives, but got swept into the canal and drifted about half a mile from her vehicle. "The baby also had a backpack that was helping her float on her back, and she was holding on to her mom". The Beaumont Police Department has identified the woman as 41-year-old Colette Sulcer.
  • Princes William, Harry visit Princess Diana's memorial garden at Kensington Palace

    Princes William, Harry visit Princess Diana's memorial garden at Kensington Palace

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    The White Garden has been opened in honour of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace, celebrating her life with memories and iconic looks - her white "Elvis" Catherine Walker dress is even said to feature. She had divorced her husband Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1996. Second in line to the throne William said: "She was this ray of light in a fairly grey world".
  • Oregon Humane Society team travels to Houston to help animals

    Oregon Humane Society team travels to Houston to help animals

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    Many of those animals now abandoned, lost or homeless, as major storms can be especially cruel to animals. Pittman says they've also made preliminary arrangements with at least one other shelter in Georgia to take in 25 other animals. Early on, there will likely be temporary shelters set up in hopes that some animals may be claimed by their owners, so rescue groups might not be needed right away.
  • Looks like China, Not India, Blinked In Standoff, Says Foreign Media

    Looks like China, Not India, Blinked In Standoff, Says Foreign Media

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    Wang said that it's normal for two giant neighbour nations to have differences, but they needed to set them aside and work out a solution in the long run. Chinese state councillor Yang Jiechi was blunt in his approach as he asked if Doklam was India's territory? "There is enormous potential for cooperation in trade, investment, finance and infrastructure among the five countries", said Jiang Zengwei, head of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
  • Merkel Opens Door to Diesel Lawsuits as Election Rival Attacks

    Merkel Opens Door to Diesel Lawsuits as Election Rival Attacks

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    The issue of migration has played an only moderate role in the German election campaign and Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term in next month's vote. "It will take time and patience but we will succeed". The chancellor said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF on Sunday that she supports training Libya's coast guard to prevent migrants from risking their lives by trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Grand Jury Indicts 19 Over Melee Outside Turkish Embassy

    Grand Jury Indicts 19 Over Melee Outside Turkish Embassy

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    Sixteen were charged on June 13 and an indictment on Tuesday added three - all Turkish security officials. " All 19 defendants were indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, with a bias crime enhancement ", CNN quoted the District of Columbia Attorney's Office statement.
  • US Destroyer Shoots Down Missile in Test Off Hawai'i

    US Destroyer Shoots Down Missile in Test Off Hawai'i

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    A sailor on the USS John Paul Jones triggered a self-destruct sequence by mistake. Early on Tuesday, North Korea carried out a test which saw a ballistic missile fly over the Japanese island of Hokkaido and land in the Pacific Ocean after flying more than 2,700 kilometers (1700 miles).
  • Injury forces Josh Hazelwood out of Bangladesh and India tours

    Injury forces Josh Hazelwood out of Bangladesh and India tours

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    There was a time when a Test match against Bangladesh was expected to be a one-sided affair and the Tigers had to struggle to adapt to the longest format of the game while facing a lot of criticism from the cricket pundits. On the sledging part, vice-captain and man of the match in Dhaka , Shakib Al Hasan was quoted to be saying by Cricinfo.com, " Australians are very good at it, we are learning from them".
  • Excessive heat warning issued

    Excessive heat warning issued

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    More records are expected to be broken today as temperatures will top out between 106 and 110 degrees in the valley. An excessive heat warning goes into effect Sunday morning as temperatures continue to rise across the Southland, creating an "elevated fire danger" that will extend into next week, according to forecasters.
  • BBCI: Trump administration sued over transgender military ban

    BBCI: Trump administration sued over transgender military ban

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    Similar lawsuits were also filed Monday by trans advocacy groups Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN. "This ban not only wrongfully prevents patriotic, talented Americans from serving, it also compromises the safety and security of our country", Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Peter Renn said.
  • Tropical storm watch issued for NC coast

    Tropical storm watch issued for NC coast

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    The North Carolina coast needs to get ready for heavy rain and gusty winds , a tropical storm watch is now in effect. Tropical storm watches have been issued for parts of the South and North Carolina coast from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina.
  • Hundreds of thousands in Barcelona march shouting 'I'm not afraid!'

    Hundreds of thousands in Barcelona march shouting 'I'm not afraid!'

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    Hours later, a auto sped into Cambrils, about 75 miles (120km) south of the city, hitting people before crashing into a police vehicle. A cell of 12 jihadists has been blamed for the attacks. The march was led by emergency workers , store keepers and residents of the city's Las Ramblas Boulevard. About 500,000 people marched along the streets in a defiant act of solidarity and peace on Saturday (local time).
  • US Delegation Told Abbas That Settlement Freeze Would Topple Netanyahu's Government

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    Palestinian officials stated that the delegation - led by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner - made the comments during a meeting with Abbas in Ramallah last Thursday, indicating that the Palestinian demand for an Israeli construction freeze as a precondition for resuming direct peace negotiations is off the table, reported the London-based Arabic daily newspaper Al-Hayat.
  • People dance against hate in San Francisco ahead of rallies

    People dance against hate in San Francisco ahead of rallies

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    Across the bay in Berkeley, officials are preparing for an event being called "No to Marxism in America" at the Martin Luther King Jr. Gibson suggested that the San Francisco leaders should instead calm the city down. City and park officials released a list of items that attendees will not be allowed to bring in during Saturday's rally and that attendees will get screened at security checkpoints.
  • Apple removes all Iranian apps from its App Store

    Apple removes all Iranian apps from its App Store

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    Iranian media are reporting that Apple Inc. has removed all Iranian mobile apps from its App Store. In a message to the CEOs of the businesses affected, Apple said: "Under the U.S. According to the Times , Apple is not operating any official businesses in Iran due to the USA sanctions. Since August 19, Apple has gradually removed most applications related to Iran from its iOS store.
  • Afghanistan: 2 killed in mosque attack

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    No-one has yet said they are behind the attack , but Islamic State militants have attacked Shia Muslim targets in Afghanistan in the past. In the claim, IS says two of its fighters, seeking martyrdom, carried out the assault. Heavily armed security forces stormed the building and rescued more than 100 worshippers, according to the interior ministry, which had initially put the death toll at 12, including 10 civilians and two security force personnel.