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USA secretary of state telephones PM

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Agreeing with Williams, Hattie Jackson says "I think President Trump should try to make peace". The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of United States forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders - Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China - to establish a consensus government , Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says. Read More »

US Navy IDs missing sailor from CT on USS McCain

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The move to replace Aucoin comes days after the collision between a guided-missile destroyer and a merchant vessel east of Singapore and Malaysia before dawn on Monday, the fourth major incident in the U.S. Two months ago, seven USA sailors were killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship in Japanese waters near the port city of Yokosuka. Read More »

18 people die as bus falls into sea in southern Russian Federation

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The source also said earlier that three people were missing. Official accounts of how many workers were on the bus that plunged into the sea changed several times Friday morning. The committee, which had opened in a first time a criminal investigation for violation of traffic rules, has then extended the scope of its investigations of possible violations of the rules of safety. Read More »

'India emerging as important regional strategic partner to US'

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Each time, the U.S. uses Pakistan and later abandons it without any guilt or remorse. "In fact, being its immediate neighbor, Pakistan has an abiding interest in peace and stability in Afghanistan". The demonstrated security improvement inside Pakistan, it said, would not have been possible without eliminating all terrorist hideouts. These allegations do not prove the support of terrorists by Pakistan and we must not give in to any pressure and accept something we are not guilty of. Read More »

Seller of Winning Powerball Jackpot to Donate Store's Share

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The owner of the gas station chain that sold the winning ticket for the largest jackpot won by a single ticket in US history said they would donate the prize the store will receive to charity. Clouser said he wasn't planning on purchasing tickets, but when he stopped by a Royal Farms to pick up some things for his wife, who wasn't feeling well, he figured he'd throw his name into the hat. Read More »

Iraqi Troops Fighting Daesh Militants Near Tal Afar's Citadel - Militia

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Dillon, for his part, said that Daesh militants holed up in the town of Tal Afar were now "completely surrounded", going on to assert that the terrorist group "stands on the verge of another major defeat". Earlier, a top army commander said Iraqi soldiers had captured a prominent shrine revered by Shia Muslims. On Aug. 20, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, also the commander-in-chief of Iraqi forces, declared the start of an operation to retake control of Tal Afar and nearby ... Read More »

Over 14 lakh Hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

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The General Directorate of Passports said in its daily statistics that 1,313,946 pilgrims arrived by air; 79,501 by land; and 12,477 by sea, an increase by 33% (350,531 ) pilgrims compared with the same period past year, according to reports. Read More »

Edinburgh Zoo panda may be pregnant

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The only female giant panda in Britain is believed to be pregnant, according to Edinburgh Zoo. "We're closely monitoring Tian Tian and we will share any news as soon as possible". Will be able to be a bit more precise in a week's time. We can't wait to see if there is really a baby panda on the way and until then, we'll be on dedicated panda watch. Read More »

Briton charged with terrorism offences in Turkey

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Defense Secretary James Mattis during his visit to Ankara on Wednesday. Turkish authorities consider the YPG a terrorist organization with links to the PKK. I couldn't sit around any more, I had to go. "Of course, if they show a stance other than what they have told us on the YPG issue, it would be a problem", Yildirim was quoted as saying by broadcaster NTV. Read More »

Clinton says Trump's debate pacing 'made her skin crawl' - RT Viral

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Trump hasn't weighed in on this meeting between two of his "enemies", but that's presumably because he's still trying to figure out if he's going to be "dynamic" today or "somber". As The Post's Sarah L. Kaufman wrote , Trump "paced and rocked and grimaced as spoke; he broke into her time by shouting over her". "I chose option A". Read More »

President Trump Bans Transgender People to Join the Military

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The order temporarily protects transgender people already serving in the military, directing that "no action may be taken against such individuals" until the secretary of Defense comes up with an implementation plan. At the time of Mr. Trump's tweet, the Pentagon was not prepared to change its policy. He instructed that the transgender ban remain in place until the secretary of Defense "provides a recommendation to the contrary that I find convincing". Read More »

NOAA scientist on Atlantic salmon release: We've seen this before

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DFO staff have communicated with its USA counterpart, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other United States regulators to help ensure impacts from this incident are minimized. The conservation group said the release poses a threat to struggling wild fish populations and the ecosystem. Bob Chamberlin, chairman of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, says the Washington state spill earlier this week near B.C. Read More »

Principal says girls shouldn't wear leggings unless they're size 0 or 2

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While the school's dress code does allow "leggings, tights, yoga trousers and spandex" to be "worn under clothing that cover to mid-thigh" there is no specification on the size students need to be to wear leggings, thankfully. When Stratford High School made national news headlines this week, it had nothing to do with its performance in the classroom or on athletic fields. Read More »

Jack Bobridge charged with drug offences

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Bobridge will appear in court in September. However, Jack Bobridge was charged with numerous counts of selling and supplying MDMA. The sales were believed to have occurred in multiple Perth suburbs between March and July. Bobridge is a former world champion in the team and individual pursuits and has two Olympic silver medals in the team pursuit, the second coming in Rio previous year. Read More »

North Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea - South Korea

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It landed off the east coast of South Korea's Kangwon province, the military added, after flying 155 miles in a northeasterly direction. It was claimed that a missile test last month put the mainland United States in range. While Kim warned after Trump's incendiary comments that North Korea may fire a missile at the US territory of Guam, he appeared to back down from that threat last week. Read More »

Argentine Ginobili signs up again with Spurs at age 40

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The 40-year-old Ginobili is one of the most decorated worldwide players in basketball history, a two-time NBA All-Star , an Olympic gold medalist and a Euroleague MVP. The #Orlando Magic have reportedly signed Adreian Payne to a two-way contract. That's because the game might have been the last one of Manu Ginobili's fantastic career . Read More »

Muslims Rally Against Terrorism After Attacks in Spain

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According to Belgian minister of justice Koen Geens there was "informal" and non-registered contact between the Belgian authorities and their Spanish colleagues, which probably happened between two police officers who knew each other. El Karib lived in Ripoll, the town where the extremist cell was allegedly formed. He was reimbursed in cash and was paid an additional 5 euros ($6), the documents said. Read More »

President Buhari's Meeting with State Governors At The Statehouse

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President Buhari also ratified other agreements. Fani-Kayode said though Buhari has returned from his medical vacation in London, "the strong and fearless Buhari Nigerians used to know would never be seen again". I am very pleased with the states, you are all doing your best and you are lucky your best is proving to be good enough in agriculture and solid minerals. Read More »

Blige Postpone Concerts Due to Hurricane Harvey

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Chris Martin & Co. are set to play NRG Stadium as part of its " A Head Full of Dreams " tour in an elaborate three-stage production tonight, but LiveNation and Coldplay may nix the show as the storm moves closer. The category 2 storm is expected to intensify to category 3 before it reaches landfall on Friday and early Saturday, per The Weather Channel . It is relied upon to be the most noticeably very bad to hit the state in about two decades. Read More »

Chinese national charged with U.S. hacking

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Mr Pingan was arrested earlier this week soon after he disembarked from a flight that landed at Los Angeles global airport. Sakula has been linked to a breach of the Office of Personnel Management . "In addition, I believe that the novelty and rarity of this malware is evidence that only a small group of hackers knew of it and that they were working together". Read More »

President Trump Is 'Likely' to End DACA

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McMaster and Gary Cohn, a Democrat who serves as director of the National Economic Council", McClatchy reports . If the federal government did not withdraw DACA by September 5, the attorneys general said they would file a legal challenge to the program in a Texas federal court. Read More »

North Korea Mocks Trump's Twitter Habits, Condemns US Military Drills

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North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and dozens of missile tests since a year ago, significantly raising tensions on the heavily militarised Korean peninsula. Hua renewed Beijing's call for peace talks and for North Korea and the U.S. to "exercise restraint". That laid the foundations for six-party talks that started in August 2003 and involved North Korea , South Korea , the US, China, Japan and Russian Federation. Read More »

Russia Sends Bombers Into Pacific Hot Zone

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According to Reuters, Tokyo and Seoul both scrambled fighter jets to act as escorts for the bombers around parts of the Korean Peninsula. The official added the Russian planes did not trespass South Korean airspace. Russian Federation announced the overflight a day in advance, and warned all parties in the region to avoid any "rash move" that might spark a war. Read More »

New US sanctions against N. Korea could bite

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On Tuesday, the USA administration said it has expanded its North Korea-linked blacklist to encompass 16 mainly Chinese and Russian entities and individuals. Meanwhile, China has urged the USA to "immediately correct its mistake" of sanctioning Chinese firms over North Korea. The Treasury Department says the new round of sanctions complements those passed by the United Nations Security Council earlier this month. Read More »

Trump is publicly sparring with yet another Republican senator

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Indeed, in the month of August Trump has reserved his harshest criticism for his political allies in the Republican Congress. In a tweet, Trump suggested Tennesseans are unhappy with their senator. According to The Hill , Corker was critical of Trump's obtuse response to terrorist attacks during the hate-filled tiki torch wielding white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Read More »

Man, woman, only suspects in disappearance of Fargo woman

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Experts are regarding Lafontaine-Greywind's vanishing as a criminal examination, as indicated by the Pioneer , as her family and her sweetheart of seven years chase for answers into how and why she vanished. that day and family members reported her missing about 3 hours later, Todd said. Despite this development, he added that they "do not have information that tells us where Savanna Greywind is". Read More »

Roger Stone Impeach Trump ... Get Ready for Civil War

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Roger Stone remains firmly behind President Trump . "Yes, I do. That's what I think will happen", Stone said. Just try it. You will have a spasm of violence -an insurrection- in this country like you have never seen before. "They need to get over it, they lost", Stone said. "I'll make this clear - I'm not advocating violence, but I'm predicting it", Stone said. A recent Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey found that 40 percent of Americans now support dumping him from ... Read More »

Bannon on McConnell: 'I'm going to light him up'

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A New York Times report says that Bannon has openly referred to "Javanka" as a pair of politically naive Manhattanites disconnected from the heartland by their New York roots. In a later email, "Bannon" asked Marlow, "So do you think you'll have them packed and shipping out before Christmas?" Bannon acknowledges that in the White House he had "influence", but outside at Breitbart he has "power". Read More »

Trump "Eclipses" Obama In Retweet

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US President Donald Trump has taken yet another swipe at his predecessor Barack Obama on Twitter . "The Best Eclipse Ever!" the caption on the meme read. "The Sun is what gives us life and energy!" and bombarded Twitter with an entire thread about it. Others chose to fight meme with meme. Here's a screenshot of Trump's retweet, just in case, it is deleted later on and said that it had been "inadvertently posted ". Read More »