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Obama's rough reception on the world stage

The G20 group agreed at their summit in China that refugees are a global issue and the burden must be shared, the leaders declared in a joint communique Monday. USA officials blame Russian intelligence for a hack on the Democratic National Committee that resulted in a leak of emails damaging to its presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Read More

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Seahawks claim DT Garrison Smith off waivers from 49ers

Seahawks claim DT Garrison Smith off waivers from 49ers

Turner became a sentimental favorite of fans and teammates alike to make the squad after a almost flawless preseason in which he led the National Football League with 17 catches. Two of them, wide receiver Cayleb Jones and tight end M.J. McFarland, were waived with injuries and revert to injured reserve. Treggs averaged 21.2 yards per reception last season. Read More

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Iran and Britain Appoint New Envoys

Iran and Britain Appoint New Envoys

Baidinejad acted as director general for political and worldwide affairs at Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs before heading to London as ambassador. The informed source further said the improvement of mutual relations is not tantamount to the settlement of issues arising from some differences between the two countries. Read More

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South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar flees to DRC

South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar flees to DRC

Machar and many of his supporters fled the capital after last month's fighting between government and rebel forces, in which hundreds of civilians were killed and fears grew of a return to civil war. The U.N. mission in South Sudan had "no involvement" in Machar's departure, he added. The agency also highlighted increased grave violations in the country, noting that gender-based violence, already pervasive, has greatly intensified during the current crisis. Read More

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Moeen commits to Bangladesh tour despite security concerns

Moeen commits to Bangladesh tour despite security concerns

The team due to fly to Dhaka for the one-day leg of the tour on September 29, Morgan accepts the time for a decision will probably have to come soon after Wednesday's match, England's last worldwide of their home season. He said: "No, absolutely not". Moeen said: "It feels different to other series". "It is a completely individual thing", he recently explained. "I think that is very important". Read More

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Catholics across North Jersey celebrate sainthood of Mother Teresa

Ever since then, Mother Teresa has been a pillar in my life, helping me overcome my selfish ways through finding compassion for people who are suffering. She also received the highest US civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1985. The soon-to-be St. Mother Teresa Church also treasures a drop of Mother Teresa's blood - a relic enshrined in a glass case - which attracts thousands of people from all over the country. Read More

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Rousseff supporters protest in Brazil's largest city for fourth straight day

Rousseff supporters protest in Brazil's largest city for fourth straight day

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to remove Rousseff for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the federal budget. The decision to remove Rousseff, who was suspended in May , from office could positively affect stability in the country in the short term as it removes uncertainty about her fate, according to Matthew Taylor, associate professor at the American University School of International Service and adjunct senior fellow for Latin American Studies at the US Council on ... Read More

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Attorney general sues Waller County to enforce licensed carry

Attorney general sues Waller County to enforce licensed carry

If his final bid to dismiss the state case is unsuccessful, Paxton's lawyers expect a trial to begin in 2017, according to court records that also show they want any trial in the SEC lawsuit to come second. And then there is Waller County. County officials took the unusual step last month of suing a gun rights advocate who had complained about the gun ban at the courthouse. Read More

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Corbyn will hold leadership with increased mandate

Corbyn will hold leadership with increased mandate

The Labour leader, locked in a bruising leadership battle with challenger Owen Smith, plans to implement techniques used by fellow veteran left-winger Bernie Sanders in the United States. Smith, who backs having a rerun of the referendum on European Union membership, said there was a difference between the "lies" told by Leave campaigners earlier this year and pledges made by Labour ahead of 2014's vote that haven't been delivered, such as protecting Scotland's European Union membership. Read More

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France's Hollande says real risk of escalation in Ukraine

Hollande urged Russia to cooperate with the US -led coalition and said he would invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to France in October, saying Russia should be "a player in negotiations, not a protagonist in the action". "There is no more political support in France for these negotiations and France calls for an end to these negotiations", Fekl also told RMC radio. His views were in marked contrast to public comments by German chancellor Angela Merkel , who said last month the ... Read More

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United States commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf

United States commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf

The map shows the location of the three Iranian islands of the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa in the Persian Gulf. "They don't come from the general Iranian navy; only a very, very small percentage of them do", he said. The Pentagon said the Iranian gunboat ignored repeated US warning flares and radio transmissions before turning away. The US defense official said that in Tuesday's incident the USS Nitze tried to communicate with the Iranian vessels 12 times, but received no ... Read More

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Pat Hickey released from Rio prison

Pat Hickey released from Rio prison

Both men deny any wrongdoing. Judge de Almeida also noted that none of the three crimes Mr Hickey is charged with carry a sentence longer than four years, and is "unlikely to keep him in prison where he is". The OCI has welcomed his release while the European Olympic Committees says it respects his dignity and fundamental human rights. Pat Hickey has been released from a Brazilian jail. Read More

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Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

A senior Islamic State leader who had a $5 million USA bounty on his head has been killed in fighting in Syria, the Amaq News Agency reported Tuesday. He has been the chief propagandist for the ultra-hardline jihadist group since he declared in a June 2014 statement that it was establishing a modern-day caliphate spanning swaths of territory it had seized in Iraq and neighbouring Syria. Read More

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'Vladimir Putin' arrested in a Fla. grocery store

'Vladimir Putin' arrested in a Fla. grocery store

The 48-year-old suspect, who shares the same name as the President of Russian Federation (and is definitely not him), was detained at a Publix supermarket in Florida. As news of his name emerged, people took to social media to express their amusement. Putin appeared in court this week and is now being held at a West Palm Beach detention centre. Read More

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FAA approves rules for commercial drone flights

And new automobile drivers must show certain skills before they can legally head out on the highways, Calderon said. Commercial operators initially complained the new rules would be too rigid. You will now need to pass an exam to fly a drone in the United States. Third, nighttime flights are also prohibited under the new guidelines. "People are excited about the new rules and regulations , and actually wanting to be involved and use these commercially and make money off these systems ... Read More

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Zika Virus: Singapore Reports 41 Locally Transmitted Cases

The Ministry of Health warned in a statement that it can not rule out "further community transmission in Singapore since some of those tested positive also live or work in other parts of Singapore ". There is now no cure or vaccine to prevent Zika infection, and treatments are focused on relieving symptoms. The NEA issued an order to suspend work where the infected construction workers were employed. Read More

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Philippine president says no genocide in his bloody drug war

More than 1,900 people have been killed, according to police figures, in the anti-drug drive since Mr Duterte came to power with the president saying there would be no letup in the fight during a National Heroes Day speech on Monday. On the other hand, a student theatre group in Manila aims to raise awareness on human rights issues under Duterte's presidency. "Claims to fight the illicit drug trade do not absolve the government from its global legal obligations and do not shield state ... Read More

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Formula 1 Racing Picks - The Belgian Grand Prix 8/27/16

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg (Centre) celebrates after winning the Belgian Grand Prix. Wehrlein appeared to have more drive around the outside and was trying to undercut the McLaren driver on exit of the corner. Vettel spun and the Dutch driver also suffered in the incident and he and Raikonnen were forced to pit. Spaniard Carlos Sainz lost control when his rear right tire blew out, sending him pirouetting to an improvised halt on the grass. Read More

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