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Britain's UKIP elects Diane James new leader amid acrimony

I don't think they [the government] actually understand the single market". She told the Southern Daily Echo she had been a long-time Conservative supporter until becoming "totally disillusioned" with its leadership in the 2000s. And stressed that Britain does not want "Brexit-lite", insisting the United Kingdom should leave the single market and put a stop to the free movement of people. Read More

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UKIP elects James to replace Farage as party leader

At a later news conference she said that she would be "nuts" to ignore any advice Farage had to offer but that she would not let him become a "backseat" driver for the party. James chose not to participate in the party's leadership hustings and is little known outside political circles - something she acknowledged in her speech - leaving her with a huge task to maintain the party's momentum. Read More

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Trains hits landslide and derails near Watford Junction

Miraculously, both stayed upright. Scores of travellers were said to be trapped on the two trains as rail staff tried to evacuate the carriages safely. Have you been affected by the crash? Ticket acceptance has been arranged with other train companies for the remainder of Friday. Rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia advised passengers not to travel between Cambridge and London . Read More

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Federal intervention on oil pipeline project unprecedented

Supporters of the project say it will help reduce US dependence on foreign oil, while critics - including many American Indian tribes - say the construction runs roughshod over territory held sacred by the Standing Rock Sioux. "We will continue to stand united and peaceful in our opposition to the pipeline". "We won! We won!" shouted Bobbi Jean Three Legs, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe of South Dakota. Read More

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Putin, Erdogan Agree to Continue Coordination on Syria Ceasefire

Earlier, Nuh Kocaaslan, the mayor of Karkamış, the Turkish town across the border from Jarablus, said 20,000 people had returned to the Syrian city since it was cleared of terrorists. Further south and west of Jarablus, Turkish forces have continued fighting. It said the wounded were evacuated by helicopters. Turkey had blamed the death of one soldier on August 28 in a similar attack on Kurdish militia. Read More

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Don't take such comments personally: Obama on Duterte's 'son of aw****' slur

Don't take such comments personally: Obama on Duterte's 'son of aw****' slur

The two leaders were to meet again Thursday at a joint meeting between Southeast Asian leaders, Obama, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but Duterte did not attend. More than 2,800 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since Mr Duterte took office. "We thank the Filipino government for its cooperation in relation to 700 Indonesian pilgrims who had arrived in Saudi Arabia through Philippine", President Jokowi said, adding that the issue would be discussed in a bilateral ... Read More

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Ceasefire comes into effect across Syria

Rebel groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad have yet to publicly declare whether they will respect the ceasefire, but rebel sources have indicated they will. Under the terms of the agreement, the rebels and the Syrian government are expected to stop attacking one another. Assad spoke to the state news agency SANA on the streets of Daraya, a Damascus suburb that surrendered to government authority last month. Read More

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Three Turkish soldiers killed in IS attack in Syria

The letter said the agreement neglected besieged areas and called for aid to be taken to all such places without exception. Syrian government warplanes bombarded rebel-held areas around the country Saturday while insurgents shelled government-held neighborhoods in violence that left at least 45 people dead, hours after a U.S. Read More

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US, Japan scramble for 'strongest' sanctions against NKorea

North Korea said it has carried out a successful "nuclear warhead explosion" test to counter what it called U.S. hostility, North Korean state TV reported, angering neighbours and the United States . "I'm very much concerned and the resolution of the Security Council must be implemented and we must send this message very strongly", Lavrov said when asked by a pool reporter about the test. Read More

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United Nations condemns 'dangerous' North Korean nuclear test after emergency session

United Nations condemns 'dangerous' North Korean nuclear test after emergency session

Ahead of the meeting US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said: "This is more than brazen defiance". Whether the North's announcement of its test is simply the same mixture of boast, threat and propaganda that characterizes much of what North Korea chooses to show in its tightly controlled state media, or a major nuclear advancement, the picture that the North paints for the world may be as important as what actually happened. Read More

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Israel fires back after stray Syria shell

Israel fires back after stray Syria shell

The Syrian Golan has been the site of intense fighting in recent years between Assad regime forces and the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate. Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the worldwide community. Read More

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Obama, Indian prime minister meet during summit

Obama said on Thursday the ruling had helped clarify maritime rights. The Philippines said on Wednesday it was "gravely concerned" that Chinese boats were preparing to build structures at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, with the country's Defence Ministry releasing photographs and a map showing what it said was an increased number of Chinese vessels near Scarborough Shoal, which China seized after a stand-off in 2012. Read More

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Turkey says 2 of its soldiers killed in IS attack in Syria

Turkey says 2 of its soldiers killed in IS attack in Syria

He believes that a full-scale invasion of the Kurdish region will fail because of the Kurdish resistance and because Turkey has not thought through what it is doing and "acts haphazardly". ISIS well understands Turkey's agenda and is using it to its advantage to recover from its recent losses. By giving a green light to a new war on the Kurds by Turkey, and by seeking to prevent the creation of a Kurdish homeland in Syria . Read More

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Pakistan Can't 'Pick And Choose' Terror Groups To Go After

Pakistan Can't 'Pick And Choose' Terror Groups To Go After

The US on Thursday said Pakistan can not "pick and choose" the terrorist groups it goes after and has to target militants taking refuge on its territory who seek to harm its neighbours. "It (U.S.) believes that since Afghanistan was a country of Muslims, they could not achieve their targets while being inside the country, all they could do was spreading Terrorism and unrest across Pakistan", said Saeed. Read More

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Here's How To Watch Sony's PlayStation Meeting Event Livestream Online

At its PlayStation Meeting, Sony today announced the long rumoured PlayStation 4 Pro. Sony Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) is yet to officially announce PlayStation 4 Slim and gamers are already playing around with it. Be sure to check back in with us here at FanSided for the relevant reveals during PlayStation Meeting , and be sure to drop us a comment or holler at us on Twitter and let us know if Sony met your expectations or left you disappointed. Read More

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World's Top 10 Universities

Regionally, National University of Singapore took the top spot, followed by Nanyang Technological University , also in Singapore, and Tsinghua University in China. That's a dramatic fall from 2012 when the university was ranked number 131. Universites NZ says it's a great achievement in an incredibly competitive global market. Read More

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Police find 600 marijuana plants at a New England day care

Police find 600 marijuana plants at a New England day care

He says the plants were 6 to 10 feet tall with an estimated street value of more than $1 million. A daycare centre in CT has been shut down after more than $1 million of marijuana plants were discovered in its backyard. Adair said the department issued a summary of suspension to the daycare that afternoon because they had been denied access to an area of the property, it required that the operations at the facility end immediately. Read More

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Merkel beaten into third place in home state election

Merkel beaten into third place in home state election

Leif-Erik Holm (center) and Alexander Gauland (left) of the AfD celebrate after exit polls in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state election on September 4. But the "migration policy has sparked a feeling of insecurity among the people", he said. He noted that the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has around 1.3 million voters, the highest youth unemployment rate of all German states, a high poverty rate and that "the extreme right-wing party, NPD (National Democratic Party), has been member of ... Read More

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