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Escalating Russian bombing of their supply lines from Idlib, the source of most opposition reinforcements, had exposed rebel positions in Ramousah, where they are still entrenched, two insurgents there said. Syrian state television throughout Monday broadcast grisly footage showing the mangled, dust-smeared remains of rebel fighters around southwest Aleppo , and of the rubble-strewn districts captured by the army.
  • Seattle claims DT Garrison Smith off waivers from 49ers

    Seattle claims DT Garrison Smith off waivers from 49ers

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    The Eagles kept four safeties on their initial roster. The unfortunate victims were WR Paul Turner , DT Taylor Hart , and CB C.J. Smith. The moves Sunday give the Eagles 10 players on their practice squad, which is the maximum. Treggs was Jared Goff's top receiver at Cal and ran a 4.39 40 at the school's pro day, neither of which was reason enough for the 49ers to hold onto him.
  • Tropical Storm Newton forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

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    The system is now called Tropical Depression 15-E, but is expected to become Tropical Storm Newton later today, or early Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Newton will be near or over the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula Tuesday morning.Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
  • Merkel: Winning trust priority after German election defeat

    Merkel: Winning trust priority after German election defeat

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    Merkel's critics have faulted her for sticking to her mantra that "we will manage" the refugee crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday took responsibility for the electoral losses of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in her home state, but defended her course in the refugee crisis.
  • Putin Says He And Obama Took Step Forward On Syria

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    President Barack Obama said Monday "gaps in trust" between the USA and Russian Federation are keeping the two countries from reaching a military agreement. Mr Putin has denied his government was involved, but cheered the release of the information. The president said expressed concerns about cybersecurity issues with Putin, but would not detail the discussions.
  • Holidaymakers flee wildfire on Spain's Costa Blanca

    Holidaymakers flee wildfire on Spain's Costa Blanca

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    Authorities said more than 300 firefighters with 65 vehicles were deployed to the wildfire near Valencia, around 350 kilometres southeast of Madrid. More than 40 firefighters have been sent out by Spain's Military Emergency Unit to tackle the blaze, which began on Sunday evening and quickly spread through the Costa Blanca resort of Javea.
  • Britain names ambassador to Iran as relations improve

    Britain names ambassador to Iran as relations improve

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    Baidinejad acted as director-general for political and global affairs at Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs before heading to London. Mr Hopton joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1989 and was the British ambassador to Qatar from 2013 to 2015.
  • ISIS Leader, Four Militants Killed in US-Led Airstrikes in Iraq

    ISIS Leader, Four Militants Killed in US-Led Airstrikes in Iraq

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    The images and videos that NPU posted online show the Christian fighters entering Badana, which appears to be abandoned despite the ISIS flags seen in some areas. In May, the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Jan Kubis, submitted a briefing to the Security Council condemning "in the strongest possible terms the continued killings, kidnapping, rape and torture of Iraqis by [Daesh] "ISIL", which may constitute crimes ...
  • Clinton and Trump courting Ohio voters on Labor Day

    Clinton and Trump courting Ohio voters on Labor Day

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    The FBI notes prompted Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani, the former NY mayor, to accuse Clinton of acting with "criminal intent" with regard to her emails. But Clinton aides are monitoring movement toward a pair of third party candidates, Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein. Kaine said that as the children of business owners, both he and Clinton have a unique perspective toward the value of labor.
  • Rajnath Singh, all-party delegation arrive in Jammu

    Rajnath Singh, all-party delegation arrive in Jammu

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    Separatist leadership on Sunday refused to meet the all-party delegation from Delhi, delivering a blow to efforts to bring all stakeholders on board for peace talks in Kashmir . "This is the reason that the Parliament chose to send a delegation of 26 members belonging to 20 political parties to visit Kashmir that met around 300 people in 30 delegations", he said.
  • 68 protesters appear in Zimbabwe court over police clashes

    68 protesters appear in Zimbabwe court over police clashes

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    Police officers have in the past, including last week, brutally crushed protests being spearheaded by angry citizens . Zivanai Muzorodzi, a civil society activist in the southeastern town of Masvingo, told AFP that business was slow during the day.
  • Brock Turner leaves jail, gets hate mail for sexual assault

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    The 21-year-old told authorities he plans to live with his parents in his native OH, where he must register as a sex offender for life. Also, for victims of sex assault, the Crisis Center offers a 24-hour hotline: 409-835-3355. Turner's brief jail term sparked an outcry from numerous politicians, sexual-assault survivors and others who are now seeking to recall Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.
  • US, Russia talks on Syria to go into Monday; no deal yet

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    Reporters had gathered in a small conference room with two lecterns set up side by side, awaiting a potential deal. " We're not there yet ", Obama said on the sidelines of an economic summit in China, where across town U.S. The UN special envoy on Syria had said he hoped a deal could be struck between in Geneva on Saturday before the G20, at separate meetings in London next week with the main Syrian opposition negotiating committee, and then the UN general assembly in NY later in September.
  • Uzbekistan's autocratic president to be buried

    Uzbekistan's autocratic president to be buried

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    Authorities said Karimov, 78, was pronounced dead around 9pm (local time) following days of speculation that authorities were delaying announcing his passing after he reportedly suffered a stroke over the weekend. "The Secretary-General pays tribute to the late Presidents efforts to develop strong ties between Uzbekistan and the United Nations", the spokesperson added, "as well as strengthen regional and global peace and security, through the promotion and entry into force in 2009 of the ...
  • Formula One: Rosberg wins in Italy to reduce gap to two points

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    Despite the second place finish in the qualifying, all is not lost for Rosberg; Hamilton has had some poor starts in F1 races this season. Hamilton fell several places at the start of the race and could not catch his teammate by the time he regained second place.
  • Singapore confirms 26 more local transmission Zika cases

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    An estimated 80 percent of people infected have no symptoms, making it hard for pregnant women to know whether they have been infected. Yao said World Health Organization expects that "the spread of (the virus ) will continue". Malaysia recorded a total of 120,836 dengue cases a year ago, including 336 fatalities - the most since 1995, according to government data. The study comes after thirteen Indians were tested positive for Zika virus in Singapore and are undergoing treatment in ...
  • Indian premier offers loan, defense cooperation in Vietnam

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    Under Vietnam's leadership as Asean Coordinator for India, we will work towards a strengthened India-Asean partnership across all areas", Modi said. India's Larsen & Toubro will build offshore high-speed patrol boats for Vietnamese Coast Guards, while an agreement was signed on programme of cooperation in the United Nations peacekeeping matters.
  • Record-tying Oklahoma earthquake felt as far away as Arizona

    Record-tying Oklahoma earthquake felt as far away as Arizona

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    The quake has been felt by people from Purcell, Norman to Edmond and from Yukon to Shawnee in central Oklahoma. However, we do know that many earthquakes in Oklahoma have been triggered by wastewater fluid injection. Randell also said a man suffered a minor head injury when part of a fireplace fell on him as he protected a child. The move follows a large 5.6 magnitude quake that shook Oklahoma Saturday morning .
  • Toronto Blue Jays bring back knuckleball specialist Josh Thole

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    Given the Blue Jays' trouble scoring against the Rays, that was big trouble, as Blake Snell allowed only a single run on two hits and two walks over six frames. In 2015 he had almost even splits and in 2014 lefties hit him very well, so is this breakout 2016 a sign of things to come or an outlier that is due for regression? Eddie Gamboa , a 31-year-old knuckleballer called up as rosters expanded, made his major league debut for the Rays in the eighth, getting a strikeout but walking two ...
  • Arriving in China, Obama promotes climate legacy

    Arriving in China, Obama promotes climate legacy

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    Together, they produce 38 percent of the world's man-made carbon dioxide emissions. "The U.S. -China announcement serves as another warning bell for investors to take climate risk seriously and divest from fossil fuel companies". On terrorism she will urge leaders to "squeeze" the territory IS can occupy. Data obtained by the Globe this summer showed that if nothing changes, current federal and provincial climate policies will allow carbon emissions to soar 38 per cent over than the national ...
  • Swimmer's sex assault sentence spurs debate over prison plan

    Swimmer's sex assault sentence spurs debate over prison plan

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    They gathered outside of the turner residence on Friday afternoon. As for Turner, he'll have to register as a sex offender now that he's out of jail - and while nobody sensible is advocating violence towards anybody, we definitely don't feel sorry for the convicted rapist, either.
  • New Turkish Tank Incursion Into Syria

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    The rebels last week took the frontier town of Jarablus with Turkish support. Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies began the August 24 offensive by seizing Jarablus, a Syrian frontier town, from Islamic State, before turning their sights on what the army said were YPG positions.
  • Pakistani Taliban group terrorizes Christian community in Peshawar

    Pakistani Taliban group terrorizes Christian community in Peshawar

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    Jamaat-ul-Ahrar ( JuA ), a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attempt. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also denounced the attacks. The interior ministry had shared two intelligence reports regarding possible Mardan attack with the provincial government. Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, said the group was responsible for the attack on the Christian colony and the court, and promised more attacks in a statement sent to Reuters .
  • Golden retriever emerges from rubble nine days after Italy quake

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    As it became clear he was unscathed, the fireman holding him put him down. They managed to get out but Romeo, who was sleeping on the first floor, was trapped inside. Nearly as soon as they came into the tiny medieval village, Romeo heard their voices and began barking. According to ABC , Romeo's owners returned to what was left of their home on Friday for the first time since being evacuated following the quake.
  • Clinton camp raises record $143 million in August

    Clinton camp raises record $143 million in August

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    A prior review by the State Department's internal watchdog concluded the practice violated several polices for the safekeeping and preservation of federal records. Rejecting so-called "amnesty", he said no one would be able to gain citizenship by simply remaining in the U.S. after entering illegally. "We want you to know that you do".
  • Islamic State fight rests on quicksand

    Islamic State fight rests on quicksand

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    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday as he departed for the G20 meeting in China, "they tell us that YPG (a Syrian Kurdish force) has crossed east of the Euphrates". Washington has supported the group in its battle against Islamic State but Ankara regards it as an extension of the PKK, the outlawed Kurdish militant group in Turkey .
  • Utah climbers go missing in Pakistan

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    Published below is an appeal for funding to help Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, two of America's most gifted alpinists, now missing during their attempt to ascend the unclimbed North Face of Ogre 2 in Pakistan. Dem and Adamson are two of the most accomplished alpinists of their generation. "They wanted to finish what they started; they knew they made mistakes last year and would not make them this year", friend and fellow climber Jonathon Thesenga said.
  • Germany's satisfaction with Merkel dips ahead of votes

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    The security package reflects a shift in Germany's sense of security, tied to popular frustration with Chancellor Angela Merkel's defense of her decision to accept over 1 million refugees in 2015. Renzi told reporters Italy would seek European Union budget flexibility if necessary to help it fund a multi-year plan to boost the country's defences against repeated natural disasters, promising to draw up a sensible programme with the help of experts.
  • Clinton's top aide parts from husband after latest sexting scandal

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    Abedin's friend said the separation from Weiner had been brewing for some time . "Take a look at where she worked by the way and take a look at where her mother worked and works", Trump said. The paper described her as a 40-something divorced woman from the West. Former President Bill Clinton officiated at their wedding. As has been made clear this year over and over again , the media is in the tank for Hillary Clinton and stories that hurt her chances to get elected gets spiked.