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Iran, Russia and Turkey leaders to meet for crunch talks on Syria

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France has invited the United States, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Britain for talks on the sidelines of the U.N. meeting to discuss Syria , Jeffrey said. His scorched-earth tactics and, at times, use of chemical weapons have killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and driven millions from their homes. Read More »

Killed in Cincinnati Bank Shooting; Suspect Shot Dead by Police

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A gunman opened fire at a bank building in the USA city of Cincinnati Thursday, fatally wounding three people before police shot and killed him, authorities said. Gun shots rang out just after 9 am (9 pm Singapore time) at the high-rise headquarters of Fifth Third Bank, a regional financial institution in Ohio's third-largest city. Read More »

Family of slain Cebu town mayor to seek NBI assistance

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Since taking office, the strongman president has waged a brutal war on drugs which has left at least 12,000 people dead, according to Human Rights Watch. Under the terms of this order, Blanco could not choose the town's chief of police, inspect police personnel or exercise any other functions related to the local police. Read More »

Brazil far-right candidate stabbed during campaign rally

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Bolsonaro, a retired Army captain, is running as the law-and-order candidate and positioned himself as the anti-politician despite having spent almost three decades in Congress where he has managed to author just a few laws. He has called the charges politically motivated. The suspect was carrying a knife wrapped in fabric, the spokesman said. Video of the incident shows him flinching and grabbing his abdomen in pain, before falling backwards into the arms of those around him. Read More »

"Stop Provocations": China Furious At Britain For South China Sea Sail-By

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One of the sources said Beijing dispatched a frigate and two helicopters to challenge the British vessel, but both sides remained calm during the encounter. He added the United Kingdom had a "strong relationship with China". The United States regularly engages in freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea, sailing warships close to Chinese-controlled islands. Read More »

France, Germany, Canada and US back Britain over Salisbury poisoning

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Russian Federation has continued to deny any involvement. He added that no one in Russia believes the British narrative because Skripal was not an important asset to Russian security services. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it would not apply for their extradition, as Russian Federation has made clear in previous cases that it did not extradite its nationals. Read More »

‘Have killed, are killing, will kill terrorists in Syria’: Russia

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The United Nations and aid groups have warned that a full assault could spark one of the worst disasters of a conflict that has already killed 350,000 people and displaced 11 million in seven years. "Any offensive is to us objectionable as a reckless escalation", envoy James Jeffrey told reporters . The ministry said it had targeted buildings used to store weapons and explosives including a facility used to assemble explosive-packed drones that rebels have used to attack Russian planes ... Read More »

Progressive unseats long-term Democrat in US House race

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Ayanna Pressley: "While our president is a racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt man, the conditions which have made the 7th CD one of most unequal in America was cemented through policies long before he ever descended the escalator at Trump Tower". Read More »

Wildfire Shuts Down Interstate 5 North of Shasta Lake

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has issued mandatory evacuations for residents along the I-5 corridor between Lamoine north to the Shasta/Siskiyou County line. Multiple agencies are responding to the blaze, many of which are coming straight from the Hirz fire , Joe Orosz, public affairs specialist at the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, told the Sacramento Bee. Read More »

Putin 'ultimately' to blame for spy poisoning: UK

The leaders of the US, France, Germany and Canada have backed Theresa May by voicing "full confidence" in Britain's assessment that the two suspects for the Salisbury poisonings were members of Russia's GRU intelligence service. "We do not believe Dawn and Charlie were deliberately targeted, but became victims as a result of the recklessness in which such a toxic nerve agent was disposed of", Basu added. Read More »

Man rams pickup into Dallas TV station

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He also reportedly left behind a suspicious bag that the bomb squad investigated using an explosive-sniffing dog and a bomb robot. There were no reports of injuries and the building has been evacuated, according to KTVT. Hernandez later died at the hospital and Fry was arrested and taken to jail for probation violation on a DWI conviction. Pictures show Fry in handcuffs, surrounded by paper, with the truck sticking out of a huge broken window. Read More »

'It wasn't me': Senior Trump advisors disavow 'gutless' article

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The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds. Pence's denial closely followed a similar denial by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , who reprimanded the Paper of Record for taking the word of a "disgruntled deceptive bad actor", noting that he "come [s] from a place where if you're not in a position to execute the commander's intent, you have a singular option, that is to leave". Read More »

Marco Rubio to Alex Jones of InfoWars: ‘Don’t touch me’

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Jones, clearly relishing the successful provocation, said: "He'll beat me up!" "Billions of views?" A reporter can be heard echoing the affiliation of Jones in an effort to bring some coherence to the scene. "Hur hur hur. Little frat boy over here". I know cocktail shrimp with more backbone than him. Sen. Marco Rubio got into a spat with personality Alex Jones on Wednesday. Read More »

Japan's Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage

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A bridge that connects the airport to the mainland - the only one, in fact - was also damaged when a 2,500-ton fuel tanker was blown into it during the storm . Airport officials could not say when the airport would resume operations. But the official added it was unclear when the airport, which operates over 400 flights a day, could be reopened, while Kyodo News said it could take up to a week. Read More »

India, US hold inaugural edition of 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi

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However, the widespread expectation in New Delhi is that despite the challenges, ties between India and the United States will maintain an upward trajectory. The United States will reimpose sanctions on Iranian oil in November and is pushing buyers like India to make dramatic reductions in their purchases. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel is Convinced VP Mike Pence Wrote NYT Op-Ed

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I am one of them". That won't be news to anyone who's been following, well, the news . "But it's really a disgrace". "We made changes - we moved lobbyists out of the transition team and that's going to continue to be a lodestar and I can tell your viewers that the president-elect is determined to move ethics reform in the next year in the Congress of the United States". Read More »

Amber Alert Boy Found Dead, Mother Charged With Murder

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Jordan was found near where Stinson previously told police a stranger named "Antwan" offered them a ride home Saturday night in a white Toyota Camry, but knocked her unconscious and took Jordan. Detectives received information from a third party about the location of Belliveaus body, Chaney said. We want you to know a bit of the Jordan we knew. Read More »

$400K raised for homeless hero is gone: lawyer

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The story of Johnny Bobbitt led to over 14,000 people to contribute to a GoFundMe campaign . - A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia was ordered to turn over the remaining funds. Read More »

N Korea recommits to denuclearising Korean peninsula

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A South Korean envoy walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea , in this undated photo released on September 6, 2018, by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. This would be the third meeting this year between the two leaders. . North Korea's official KCNA news agency said Kim told Chung and other envoys that it was his "fixed stand" to turn the Korean peninsula into "the cradle of peace without nuclear weapons and free from nuclear ... Read More »

India's top court to deliver landmark gay sex ruling

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The five-judge bench read out four judgments , all of which held that the law, which criminalises "unnatural sex" between consenting adults, and has been used to target the LGBTQI+ community in India, has been struck down in so far as it criminalises same sex intercourse. Read More »

Paraguay moves embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem

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Mr Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the United States embassy was denounced by the Palestinians, who said it showed the USA could not be a neutral mediator. Only nine nations voted against the measure: the USA and Israel (predictably), Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, and Togo. Read More »

McCain service reminds of an America that could have been

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As McCain spoke through tears about her father, who died of glioblastoma, she said that "the America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold". failed in the eyes of tens of millions of Americans. The late Sen. John McCain was laid to rest over Labor Day weekend, with family and friends, political colleagues and opponents, and a coterie of other respectable and respectful people all gathering to grieve over the war hero and lawmaker they loved and admired. Read More »

Powerful quake hits northern Japan, at least 20 injured

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The agency says quake struck the island of Hokkaido about 3 a.m. Thursday and had a depth of 33.4 kilometres (21 miles). The quake's epicentre was about 27.3 kilometres east of the city of Tomakomai, which has a population of about 175,000, and 64.8 kilometres southeast of Sapporo, a major metropolitan area of 1.9 million people. Read More »

Ayanna Pressley ousts longtime Democrat in Massachusetts House primary

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Capuano conceded the election early after returns started flowing in, a sign of how badly Pressley defeated him. It's not a sight you see every day, certainly not around Boston - a black woman mounting a plausible challenge to a 10-term white congressman from her own party, a politician with vast connections who votes the progressive line and opposes everything Trump. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn tried to permit calling Israel inherently racist

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Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday blasted Arab Israeli lawmakers over a letter they penned in support of the UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn , who is facing accusations of anti-Semitism and of failure to properly address alleged anti-Jewish sentiment in his party. Read More »

Uri Rape: Eyes gouged out, body parts burnt, minor’s brutal gang-rape

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And all this because her stepmother allegedly did not like her husband paying more attention to his other wife - the girl's mother - according to the police. The woman wanted to kill the step-daughter only because her husband would always spend time with the kid! There she allegedly directed her own 14-year-old son and his two teenage friends, aged 14 and 19, to take turns in raping the child. Read More »