• Egyptian efforts to end Palestinian divisions welcomed
Egyptian efforts to end Palestinian divisions welcomed

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's western-backed Palestine Authority, which is controlled by Fatah , fought a war with Hamas over Gaza in 2007, which led to Hamas taking over. Abbas, now in NY for the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, has yet to comment on Hamas's announcement. Talal Oukal, a Gaza-based political analyst and acade...

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  • Iranian Aid Handed Out to Myanmar Muslims
Iranian Aid Handed Out to Myanmar Muslims

Some 600,000 Rohingya children could flee to Bangladesh by the end of the year, a relief group said Sunday, highlighting the scale of the humanitarian crisis triggered by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Bangladesh is planning a camp for the new arrivals but Mr Lom said it was unclear how long it would take to build. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, th...

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  • Ratchanok out after loss to Yamaguchi in Korea Open quarters
Ratchanok out after loss to Yamaguchi in Korea Open quarters

Okuhara came back strongly and gave the Hyderabadi a tough fight. Concentrating on the same strategy, the Japanese led 11-9 at the changeover. Later, Okuhara grabbed four consecutive points to take a 13-12 lead. "After the World Championships, we faced each other here and it was once again a great match". Okuhara was subdued with minor tweaks t...

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  • London bombing is reason to expand USA travel ban
London bombing is reason to expand USA travel ban

He contrasts this attitude, serious and sensible with immediacy with which president of united STATES , Donald Trump , took attack to sell, again via Twitter , his border policy, questioned by a racist. The whole event was a little surreal: the President had gone outside to watch an 11-year-old called Frankie Giaccio mow the lawn (Frankie had wr...

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  • Rohingya crisis: Russian Federation says intervention will 'exacerbate religious strife' in Myanmar
Rohingya crisis: Russian Federation says intervention will 'exacerbate religious strife' in Myanmar

Desperate Rohingya grab for aid handouts of clothing and food in Tankhali, Bangladesh. "Even though India is not a signatory to the 1951 Convention on Refugees and also the 1967 Protocol, it is a signatory to a number of United Nations and world conventions on human rights".

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  • Far-Reaching Immigrant Protections Bill Passes in California
Far-Reaching Immigrant Protections Bill Passes in California

Under the law, state and local law enforcement officers will not be permitted to ask about a person's immigration status during an arrest or police stop, and their communication with federal immigration authorities will be limited. The Trump administration is playing politics with public safety. One lawmaker said the bill would cause "chaos". Mor...

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  • Kansas unemployment rate ticks up to 3.9 percent in August
Kansas unemployment rate ticks up to 3.9 percent in August

July's unemployment rate was 3.1%. Thanks to that decline, the unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent for the month, which was down from 3.2 percent a year ago. Madera County farms added 2,200 jobs on a month-over basis, while nonfarm industries added 700 jobs. Boise (up 0.8 percent), Coeur d'Alene and Pocatello (0.5 percent) MSAs together saw nonfa...

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  • HC stays TN floor test till Wednesday on rebels' disqualification fear
HC stays TN floor test till Wednesday on rebels' disqualification fear

Chennai: Amid escalating infighting in Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, the TTV Dhinakaran faction of the party on Thursday moved a plea in the Madras High Court seeking a floor test in the state assembly. According to media reports from the Asian News Service, the camp led by Dhinakaran argued before the poll watchdog that All India Anna Dravida M...

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  • Malaysia: At least 25 killed in fire at religious school
Malaysia: At least 25 killed in fire at religious school

Kuala Lumpur Police boss Amar Singh said the bodies were "absolutely scorched". Firefighters contained the fire within an hour but not before it claimed over 20 lives. "All of the bodies were found grouped together on each other", he added. "The pupils got locked in and they couldn't escape and got burnt", said Nadia Azalan, sister of a 13-yea...

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  • LSU Suspends Greek Activities Following Freshman's Death
LSU Suspends Greek Activities Following Freshman's Death

The preliminary results of Maxwell Gruver's autopsy showed evidence of a highly-elevated blood alcohol level and the presence of THC. These findings will be confirmed in detail through our own toxicology testing. A fellow fraternity member took Gruver to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center's emergency department Thursday, where he was pron...

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  • Jennifer Garner HIGH After Surgery Is The FUNNIEST Thing We've Seen
Jennifer Garner HIGH After Surgery Is The FUNNIEST Thing We've Seen

The story is hard to follow but she then recounts someone asking if she was OK: "And I said, 'It's so handsome". Jennifer , 45, then breaks into hysterics as she continues to shower the tune with love. Garner's followers on Instagram were quick to applaud the star for sharing the moment. "I started crying, I couldn't stop". He added, appropria...

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  • XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in 2nd T-20
XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in 2nd T-20

The nation marked the return of global cricket back to home with Pakistan comfortably defeating the all stars team in the first T20. He made classy 86 in the game which Sarfarz XI won by 20 runs. His scratchy time in the middle meant that momentum built by the World XI was lost as Pakistan managed to bring down the run-rate considerably.

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  • Cassini's Last-Ever Photos Come Down to Earth
Cassini's Last-Ever Photos Come Down to Earth

Before its end, Cassini took a variety of samples in an effort to gain a better understanding of the planet's composition . As expected, Cassini entered Saturn's atmosphere with its thrusters firing to maintain stability, as it sent back a unique final set of science observations, NASA said.

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  • White House: Hill Tweet Is Firing Offense
White House: Hill Tweet Is Firing Offense

Then, the White House suggested her tweets were " a fireable offense " during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. "If you do things that are 'white supremacist like, ' you can't get mad at people speaking about it". She cited Trump's own behavior in her tweetstorm to support her argument that the president is a bigot-behavior that included T...

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  • Russian submarines fire seven cruise missiles at Isis militants
Russian submarines fire seven cruise missiles at Isis militants

The ISIS militants are now encircled by Syrian Military from three sides, with the Euphrates river on the back. He said Syria believes that Iran , which has always contributed to the fight against terrorism, has a share in the recent victory, and praised the Islamic Republic for its "principled policies" in the war against terrorism and in sup...

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  • Pres. Trump in Fla. to Meet With Victims of Hurricane Irma
Pres. Trump in Fla. to Meet With Victims of Hurricane Irma

Almost all of the state of Florida has been affected by Hurricane Irma . Some 3.1 million homes and businesses, representing close to one-third of the state's population, were without power on Thursday in Florida and neighboring states.

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  • Florida begins long recovery after Hurricane Irma
Florida begins long recovery after Hurricane Irma

FPL said on Wednesday it had provided power to some parts of a nursing home where people died after the facility lost electricity during Irma and that the home was not on a list "critical facilities" prioritized for emergency power restoration.

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  • Erdogan Аdviser Sees Recovery in Turkey Ties with Germany, EU
Erdogan Аdviser Sees Recovery in Turkey Ties with Germany, EU

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday indicated that Turkey went ahead with the purchase of Russia's S-400 missile system because it was exhausted of waiting for another supplier. Turkey , whose relations with its allies have frayed in recent months, said it opted for the S-400 because Western companies had offered no "financially effective...

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  • Olive Garden brings back pasta pass, on sale Thursday
Olive Garden brings back pasta pass, on sale Thursday

That gives those lucky customers an all-inclusive, eight-day trip for two to Italy along with the eight weeks of unlimited pasta. Eight weeks of unlimited pasta and sides for $100 is a pretty damn good deal if you're a fan of the casual Italian fare, but the aforementioned crazy-cheap all-inclusive trips to Italy are a downright steal.

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  • Crude Oil Market Higher on Hurricane Impact
Crude Oil Market Higher on Hurricane Impact

As I have written before, the IEA is notorious for underestimating demand and had to once again raise their forecast. Strong second-quarter demand has buoyed oil markets, which have been struggling to rebalance as a supply glut has weighed heavily on prices, the IEA said in its September report released Wednesday.

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  • Trump Reportedly Considering Lowering Number Of Refugees Even Further
Trump Reportedly Considering Lowering Number Of Refugees Even Further

As we noted above, the Appeals Court for the Ninth Circuit said on September 7 that the Trump administration can not ban grandparents and other family members of citizens and legal residents from coming to the United States from the six countries named in Trump's March 6 executive order.

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  • Macron vows Caribbean rebuild as anger rises against European powers
Macron vows Caribbean rebuild as anger rises against European powers

Martin and the governor and prime minister that we stand together here as a kingdom and that we will solve this together", he told reports on the island. Most people in Cuba's coastal area live in one-story homes, putting them at great risk as floodwaters rose to roof level in some places. There are just under 500 troops now in the region, made u...

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  • National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman: my karaoke nights with Kim Jong
National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman: my karaoke nights with Kim Jong

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman speaks about his friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un , describing how he sings karaoke and goes skiing with the "supreme leader". In recent months, North Korea has carried out a series of nuclear and missile tests. I hope he buys Kim Jong-un all the horses he wants; I also hope they sing karaoke to Lil...

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  • Mnuchin Says Tax Overhaul May Be Backdated to Start of the Year
Mnuchin Says Tax Overhaul May Be Backdated to Start of the Year

House Speaker Paul Ryan made similar remarks last week when discussing tax reform and said "the numbers are hard" to achieve a 15 percent rate. Pressed on whether lowering the corporate tax rate to the mid-20s would be acceptable, Mnuchin demurred, but he said that simply passing tax reform would be a "win".

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  • Myanmar accused of planting landmines in path of fleeing Rohingya
Myanmar accused of planting landmines in path of fleeing Rohingya

A major at the border guard police headquarters in northern Maungdaw near the Bangladesh border also refused to comment. Small solar panels are everywhere in the makeshift refugee camp that has sprouted up to accommodate numerous more than 270,000 people the United Nations says have entered Bangladesh since the violence started.

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  • Will Hurricane Jose Hit the US?
Will Hurricane Jose Hit the US?

The death toll from Irma now stands at 40, mainly from the Caribbean. US President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and their cabinet were briefed on Hurricanes Irma and Jose, with Trump warning on Twitter that "this is a storm of enormous destructive power".

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  • Saudi Arabia Seems Open to Expanding Products' Cut
Saudi Arabia Seems Open to Expanding Products' Cut

Irma made a landfall in Florida on Sunday and is barreling through the state to the northwest. It is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm over northern Florida or southern Georgia later on Monday. "The oil market reacted to the Saudi talks", said Tomomichi Akuta, senior economist at Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting told Reuters . Accor...

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  • BYU moves up in best colleges rankings
BYU moves up in best colleges rankings

Northwestern is in the top 10 in several of the individual categories, including peer assessment, first-year retention rate (80 percent), freshmen in the top 25 percent of their high school class (47 percent), and alumni giving rate (19 percent).

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  • US Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place
US Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place

The Justice Department's high court filing Monday follows an appeals court ruling last week that would allow refugees to enter the United States if a resettlement agency in the USA had agreed to accept their case. "This Court's ruling can not plausibly bear that construction, which would as a practical matter render the partial stay this Court gr...

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  • Lady Gaga Opens Up About Chronic Pain In Her Netflix Documentary
Lady Gaga Opens Up About Chronic Pain In Her Netflix Documentary

It doesn't mean I don't have things up my sleeve that I'm not going to tell you today. "There's nothing you can do, beyond filming", he said. "Nothing like flowers from your ex-fiancé on the day of the Super Bowl ", she says, making light of the situation.

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  • Alabama Native Named Third Runner Up In Miss America
Alabama Native Named Third Runner Up In Miss America

Along with the crown, the new Miss America won a $50,000 (£37000) scholarship, a six-figure salary for the next one year and a contract with Dick Clark Productions. 'He is our president and we need to support him, ' Mund said. As someone else slammed the Miss America hopeful, writing, "She said move the confederate statues to MUSEUMS??" Mun...

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  • Stranded manatees rescued in Sarasota before Irma hits
Stranded manatees rescued in Sarasota before Irma hits

Of all the destructive impacts of a hurricane , with its life-threatening storm surges and massive flooding, the sudden lack of aquatic habitat is not a typical concern. "We rolled them on the tarp and then dragged them a 100 [yards]". He gave the manatees water to help, he wrote. Yet "we couldn't just let those manatees die out there", Tony F...

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  • Google begins European Union showdown to appeal £2.2bn record fine
Google begins European Union showdown to appeal £2.2bn record fine

Tech giant Google has lodged an appeal against the 2.4bn euro fine (£2bn / $2.8bn) it was ordered to pay by the European Commission in June . The company has submitted plans on how it plans to stop favouring its shopping service and these are now being reviewed by Brussels .

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  • Ex-governor Mikheil Saakashvili 'forces entry' to Ukraine
Ex-governor Mikheil Saakashvili 'forces entry' to Ukraine

Thousands of Saakashvili's supporters gathered on the Ukraine-Poland border on Sunday while prominent lawmakers, including former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, travelled with him from Poland. Saakashvili has denied the charges, and says they are politically motivated. He then traveled by bus to the Medyka-Shehyni border crossing, wh...

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  • Hillary Clinton, in interview, reflects on 'very painful' loss
Hillary Clinton, in interview, reflects on 'very painful' loss

However, Clinton added she was not finished with politics entirely because our "future is at stake". Hillary Clinton on Sunday described the lingering pain of being "gobsmacked" after losing the presidency 10 months ago to Donald Trump and said she wouldn't be a candidate for office ever again.

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  • S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test
S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test

He stressed that the North's atomic arsenal was a deterrent against U.S. nuclear threats which Paris does not face. His father-in-law was the North Korean prime minister at the time. He said it "offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step settlement". And that "South Korea is interested in the early signing of a free trade agre...

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  • Cooper declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma
Cooper declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma

That's due to evacuees from states to the south in the direct path of Irma. The Governor's Office will release a statement at 4:00 p.m. today (Friday). Cooper added that statewide preparedness was "crucial", and said emergency management teams were continuing to take the "large and powerful storm seriously".

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  • Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar in last two weeks: UNHRC
Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar in last two weeks: UNHRC

Tensions ensued after Rohingya insurgents attacked an army base and a few police posts on August 25. "The awful crimes of extremist Buddhist groups and the Myanmar army against Rohingya Muslims . "We are partners in your concerns over the loss of lives of security forces and innocent people due to the extremist violence in Rakhine state", ...

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  • 'Get out' of Hurricane Irma's way, urges US President Donald Trump
'Get out' of Hurricane Irma's way, urges US President Donald Trump

Then there are those who hope Irma misses Mar-a-Lago completely, but just because they want Tropical Storm Jose - a more Hispanic-sounding name than "Irma" - to take aim at the estate. Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort has survived through hurricanes before. When reporters asked Mar-a-Lago member and former Palm Beach Mayor Jack McDonald about the sum, h...

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  • Death toll in Mexico quake rises to 90
Death toll in Mexico quake rises to 90

Mexican officials have now upgraded the quake to 8.2 in magnitude. It was also felt in much of Guatemala, which borders Chiapas. The US Tsunami Warning System said hazardous tsunami waves were possible on the Pacific coasts of Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras within three hours.

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  • McMaster orders evacuation of several barrier islands
McMaster orders evacuation of several barrier islands

Nevertheless, the State Emergency Operations Center moved to OPCON 1 on Saturday morning, fully activating the emergency team at the highest level in preparation for expected storm surges on the Lowcountry coast . And brand-name gas stations have a steady supply of fuel, McMaster said. "If you can leave now, go ahead", he said. McMaster said t...

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  • Kohli, Pandey swat Sri Lanka aside in one-off T20I
Kohli, Pandey swat Sri Lanka aside in one-off T20I

Asked to bat first, Sri Lanka made 170-7 in its 20 overs. 9-0 - India's record on tour in Sri Lanka across formats. India: Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD, Sony Six , Sony Six HD. Pandey remained unbeaten on 51 in the chase. Sri Lanka could never really recover from the early blow and failed to build the partnerships which were needed ...

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  • US Seals Train SKorean Team to Kill Kim in Case of War
US Seals Train SKorean Team to Kill Kim in Case of War

Rodman also noted how he and Kim avoid the issue of politics. I don't love [Kim]. The ex-NBA superstar made the freaky comments during an interview on Good Morning Britain , earlier today. We ride horses, we go skiing. "I'm not defending him, I'm not defending the fact that what he does as far as his country and his leadership". "If the pr...

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  • Watch SpaceX launch a secret military space plane to orbit
Watch SpaceX launch a secret military space plane to orbit

This was the X-37B program's first launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The Air Force has been sending the X-37B into space since 2010 with each missions spending hundreds of days in space before landing. The space plane most recently returned to Earth back in May, after a two-year sojourn in orbit, where it was presumably doing so...

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  • BoC Sends CAD Soaring With Shock Rate Hike
BoC Sends CAD Soaring With Shock Rate Hike

Only five of 26 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News expected the central bank to hike its benchmark rate. In response, the Canadian dollar suddenly moved to a new two-year high against the USA dollar, trading at 82.38 US cents moments after the release of the statement from 80.58 USA cents right before the announcement.

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  • Eastern Europe must accept its share of asylum seekers, European Union court rules
Eastern Europe must accept its share of asylum seekers, European Union court rules

The ECJ's ruling said: 'The court dismisses the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers. " We will continue to work on having solidarity expressed in different ways other than forcing migrants [on Slovakia] from other countries that don't want to be here anyway...

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  • Trump to congressional leaders: Tax reform will 'create millions of jobs'
Trump to congressional leaders: Tax reform will 'create millions of jobs'

She knows which side her political bread is buttered on, but the move has gone over like a lead balloon among Heitkamp's fellow Democrats. Trump said of the first-term senator, adding: "I hope we'll have your support" and calling her "a good woman".

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  • Trump agrees to Democrat deal on spending and Harvey aid
Trump agrees to Democrat deal on spending and Harvey aid

Ryan called the Democratic plan for a measly three-month debt limit extension "ridiculous" and "unworkable", earlier Wednesday.That means Democrats would have leverage in three months when the debt limit vote comes up again and GOP leadership needs their support.

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  • China calls for halt to THAAD deployment
China calls for halt to THAAD deployment

White said . The ministry said on Wednesday that it made the decision together with the US, adding the four launchers will be deployed with USA construction equipment and resources to augment the THAAD site in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province.

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  • Madonna stuns fans with an unexpected announcement about her career
Madonna stuns fans with an unexpected announcement about her career

She added: 'This will be the next Chapter in My Book, It's time to conquer the world from a different vantage point'. She has been staying in a hotel, after buying a house in the resort of Sintra, 27 km north-east of Lisbon. Madonna spoke about Loved , her directorial follow-up to 2011's W.E. In addition to the news of her move, Madonna rev...

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