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The government of Central Asia's most populous country, with reserves of oil, gas and gold, said on Sunday Karimov was undergoing hospital treatment, but gave no details. Karimov has no obvious successor , raising questions about the long-term stability of the landlocked country that has never held an election judged free and fair by global monitors.
  • Baton Rouge flooding: 2 die in bus crash on way to help

    Baton Rouge flooding: 2 die in bus crash on way to help

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    Passengers on the bus were on their way to Baton Rouge to help out those affected by the heavy flood, she said. Chauvin and two other firefighters were hit by the bus while helping with an earlier crash. Police said the driver, Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, was in the country illegally, did not have a driver's license and was not allowed to be behind the wheels.
  • Auto racing: Rahal seizes last-lap lead to win by a nose

    Auto racing: Rahal seizes last-lap lead to win by a nose

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    Will Power's late-season Indycar championship surge has suffered a hiccup in Forth Worth, Texas. And Hinchcliffe thinks this race will come down to grip, rather than fuel. Hinchcliffe wasn't consoled by his best finish of the season and best since he won at NOLA Motorsports Park in April 2015. Kanaan completed the podium and also moved up to third in the IndyCar title chase, while Pagenaud's fourth-place finish increased his championship points lead over Will Power by eight points to a ...
  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

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    Under HB2, people have to use the bathroom for the gender listed on their birth certificate. The full case challenging the bill is expected to go to trial in November . The University of North Carolina did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In addition to the students, several groups - including the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S.
  • Zimbabwe judge OKs protest by opposition parties

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    Mugabe has recently turned toward the Zanu-PF youth league for political support, with two rallies attended by tens of thousands of people. A man covers his face during a protest against alleged brutality by security forces in Harare , Zimbabwe , on August 24.
  • Italian quake death toll rises to 290

    Italian quake death toll rises to 290

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    Ascoli Piceno Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole, who officiated the ceremonies, urged people not to be afraid and to have courage to rebuild homes and churches together. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving families", Hasina said. Even as the Requiem Mass was being held, rescuers kept searching through the rubble of the worst hit town, Amatrice, although they acknowledged they had little hope of finding any more survivors from Italy's worst natural disaster in seven years.
  • Russia denies involvement in Aleppo attack that wounded boy

    Russia denies involvement in Aleppo attack that wounded boy

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    Alone in an ambulance, the boy -identified by doctors as five-year-old Omran Daqneesh - tries to wipe the blood off his head , unaware of the injury he has sustained. He only had a simple wound in the scalp. We can clearly see his face left side is completely with blood, his cartoon character t-shirt is fully muddy and dusty.
  • Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

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    She added that the recall movement, which has raised more than $90,000, would continue as judges rotate courts annually and he could "return to criminal court when he chooses". Presiding Judge Risë Jones Pichon said Persky asked for the move to civil court in San Jose to reduce "the distractions that threaten to interfere with his ability to effectively discharge the duties of his current criminal assignment" in Palo Alto.
  • Pakistan Look to Bounce Back vs England in Second ODI

    Pakistan Look to Bounce Back vs England in Second ODI

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    Pakistan, who won the toss and batted on a cloudy morning, lost Sami Aslam (one) following an England review after his attempted pull off Woakes was held down the legside by Jos Buttler. England's new-ball pairing Chris Woakes and Mark Wood impressed again, sharing six wickets and reducing Pakistan to two for three after they opted to bat first.
  • Iran: Forces will warn any vessel after US warship incident

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    In a later incident , an Iranian vessel came within 200 yards of colliding with the Tempest head-on, causing the crew of the Squall to fire three 50-caliber warning shots after radio and other warnings from both USA ships failed. Four Iranian small boats intercepted the American ship in an "unsafe" manner, according to AFP news agency. Other close calls this week involved the USS Tempest and USS Stout , Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters on August 25.
  • Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

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    Until now there has largely been a de facto cease-fire between the Syrian government and the YPG , allowing Assad's forces and their allies in Moscow and Tehran to focus their assaults against opposition forces. "Two injured and one killed in the other". Anadolu said Turkey retaliated by firing howitzers. The Turkish Red Crescent has distributed food in Jarablus since Friday, the sources said.
  • Rodney Sanders Charged With Murder in Killing of Mississippi Nuns

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    Colonel Jimmy Jordan said in the statement. Sanders is now "being held in an undisclosed detention center awaiting his initial court appearance", according to the MBI. Francis , the religious community that Held belonged to, says she had been a member for 49 years "and lived her ministry caring for and healing the poor".
  • Irish church orders investigation after priests found using gay dating apps

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    Because if the fact that being gay and having sex is frowned upon won't stop them from using Grindr, a new social media policy definitely will. Evening rosary According to media reports, all trainee priests at the Co Kildare seminary will now be required to eat evening meals in the college and all will be required to attend evening rosary at 9pm which had not been obligatory for seminarians up until now.
  • Three Killed in Toronto Crossbow Attack

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    Thursday. Police later knocked on her door and told her three people had died in an incident involving a crossbow. Shortly after arriving on scene, police found a crossbow nearby and they located an injured 35-year-old man. David Hopkinson said. Property records showed that the house where the three killed was in the name of Susan and William Ryan, 66 and 65 years old, respectively.
  • State police: No serious injuries after IN tornadoes

    State police: No serious injuries after IN tornadoes

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    Television station WTHR showed images of a toppled Starbucks in Kokomo. At this time it's not clear if the storms moving in from the west will spin up any tornadoes, but residents are asked to remain vigilant in light of the recent storms.
  • Iraqi's defense minister gets no-confidence vote

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    Two lawmakers said parliament voted 142-102 to withdraw confidence from al-Obeidi after questioning him this month about weapons contracts. According to Iraq's constitution, after a no-confidence vote from parliament the minister "is considered resigned from the date of the decision".
  • Alabama House approves lottery bill

    Alabama House approves lottery bill

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    Rep. Rich Wingo, R-Tuscaloosa, said lotteries have failed to solve budget shortfalls in other states while preying upon poor citizens' hopes of striking it rich with a winning ticket. Lawmakers added an amendment to steer 1 percent of the general fund money to rural fire departments. In a report by Al.com, it seems the last minute amendment suggested by Senate Majority Leader, Greg Reed , that would see 10% of the revenue syphoned towards the Education Trust and Medicaid, was enough of a shot ...
  • Altaf Hussain handed over party affairs to Rabita Committee

    Altaf Hussain handed over party affairs to Rabita Committee

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    The move came as the government seek to intensify its crackdown on the MQM after its chief raised anti-Pakistan slogans during a telephonic address and provoked workers to attack several police vehicles and media houses creating chaos and anarchy in the city.
  • 12 killed in American University attack in Kabul

    12 killed in American University attack in Kabul

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    Police searched the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul early Thursday and killed two attackers who stormed the campus with guns and explosives, Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of Kabul police's criminal investigation department, told AFP early Thursday.
  • German Business Confidence Drops Unexpectedly, Survey Shows

    German Business Confidence Drops Unexpectedly, Survey Shows

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    German and French business sentiment fell unexpectedly in August, especially among manufacturers, a sign the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union and a series of terrorist attacks unsettled business executives at the height of the holiday season.
  • Never-before-seen video of Kayla Mueller in ISIS custody released

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    With this success, they want the strongest benefit possible. Further, a Danish freelance photographer who was held in the same complex as Mueller, tells ABC News of her bravery in the face of terror. 'If MSF were generally considered by would-be abductors to be a negotiator of release for non-MSF staff, there is no doubt that this would increase the risk levels in many locations, put our field staff, medical projects, and patients in danger, and possibly force us to close projects where ...
  • Pentagon: Exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone'

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    When Syrian warplanes started bombing the area, the USA military withdrew special operations forces, according to a United States defense official. FILE - Smoke rises from the northeastern city of Hasaka, Syria, Aug. Spokesman Peter Cook insisted the United States has warned Syria not to fly planes in the area for a long time now. Completely disregarding the simple fact that American forces are on the ground in Syria in the first place, in violation of that country's sovereignty, and that ...
  • Three dead, one injured in Toronto area, crossbow found nearby

    Three dead, one injured in Toronto area, crossbow found nearby

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    Authorities said however that it was not immediately clear that the weapon had been used in the attack. Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the Scarborough area of the city, and found three people dead. 'We don't have any idea with regards to why this may have happened, ' said Hopkinson. Scarborough Village is a northern suburb outside of Toronto.
  • Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigration applicants

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    Ask if he shares Donald Trump's "values and respect our people" and his answer will be "yes". The screening test would question how potential immigrants align with American values. He said common ground must be found with Russian Federation and its leader Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden said Trump is "totally, thoroughly unqualified to be president", during a rally Monday for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
  • Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser

    Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser

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    She said he isn't genuine when he pledges to "make America great again", Cher said, accusing Trump of wanting to " make America straight and white ". Summing up her thoughts on the businessman, Cher said bluntly, "I just think he's a f***ing idiot". After the event, Cher told reporters that Mr Trump was "a racist, he's a misogynist, he's a awful person".
  • Syria action against IS, Kurdish group

    Syria action against IS, Kurdish group

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    If to consider the last diplomatic move of Turkish officials, namely visits to Russian Federation and Iran, one can say that Ankara has received the expected support from these countries. The operation comes days after a suspected IS bombing at a wedding in southeast Turkey killed at least 54 people. Several Turkish tanks entered Syria's territory and are shooting towards the Islamic State groups, in the Sirian city Jarablus.
  • Peace at last? Colombia president confirms deal with guerrillas imminent

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    Inspired by the Cuban revolution, the Marxist guerrilla force FARC, the Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, had originally sought to redistribute wealth at the point of a gun in the South American country. It is likely to take place before the end of the year. "But opposition from former presidents (Andres) Pastrana and (Alvaro) Uribe will force Santos to campaign hard for the accord".
  • AFP raids: Labor pin hopes on NBN legal argument

    AFP raids: Labor pin hopes on NBN legal argument

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    Some of the documents sighted and seized by the Australian Federal Police in those raids, which may be linked to the leaks themselves, are politically sensitive and have been protected by parliamentary privilege until Senate decides whether police should be allowed access to them.
  • Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

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    The death toll now standsat 120, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the huge number of tourists in the area. They then heard more cries for help - two other nuns were trapped in the debris. "We're digging, digging. hoping to find someone alive", Stefano Petrucci, mayor of Accumoli, told Rai. "Quakes with this magnitude at this depth in our territory in general create building collapses, which can result in deaths", said the head of Italy's civil protection service, ...
  • Russian Federation might use Iran air base again

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    The Russians too may quietly continue to use the base until bases in Syria are upgraded in the fall, analysts say. " Iran has brought the powerful Russian Federation along... The U.S. State Department said on August 22 that it was not clear whether Russia's use of the base had actually stopped. Iran and Russian Federation are key backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad, but Tehran has remained relatively guarded about its precise involvement in the conflict.