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Turkish police detained dozens of people and used water cannon on Friday to disperse several hundred teachers demonstrating against their suspension from classrooms in the largely Kurdish city of Diyarbakir , union sources said and TV footage showed.
  • Security Council strongly condemns DPRK nuclear test

    Security Council strongly condemns DPRK nuclear test

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    The test had no radioactivity leakage or adverse impact on the surrounding environment, it added. The standardization of the nuclear warhead will enable the DPRK to produce at will and as many as it wants a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power with a firm hold on the technology for producing and using various fissile materials.
  • Hillary Clinton finally holds a press conference

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    Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hit out at Donald Trump and the GOP, suggesting they are sexist. "That is not acting in our interests and that is an adversarial stance and he is acting like an adversary". Clinton has said her experience in government as secretary of state and a USA senator makes her uniquely qualified for the White House, and that Trump's series of controversial comments make him temperamentally unfit for the office.
  • Israeli warplanes bomb Syrian regime in Golan Heights

    Israeli warplanes bomb Syrian regime in Golan Heights

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    On Thursday, the Israel air force struck targets belonging to the Syrian regime, the military announced, hours after mortar fire from the Syrian military errantly spilled into the northern Golan Heights, Haaretz said. Israel has responded similarly in the past when there has been an overspill of fire into the territory. Israel seized parts of the Golan Heights, a strategic, rocky plateau to its northeast, from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War.
  • US, Russia seal Syria cease-fire, new military partnership

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    It was earlier reported that Lavrov brought several pizzas to journalists, and was met with applause. Zakharova wrote on her Facebook that Kerry sent pizza to Lavrov "to apologize for the 9-hour long pause in talks caused by United States delegation's coordination of the progress in talks with Washington".
  • Syria Cease-Fire Plan Reached, U.S. And Russia Announce

    Syria Cease-Fire Plan Reached, U.S. And Russia Announce

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    State Department said. The United States and Russian Federation have backed opposite sides in Syria's civil war, which shows little sign of ending after 5-1/2 years of violence in which half the pre-war population has been uprooted. President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the proposed deal during talks last weekend in China. Lavrov said that the Syrian regime had been informed of the terms of the arrangement and was prepared to adhere to them.
  • Burkini clash sets tone for France's presidential campaign

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    Mr Luca, also an MP, said that now only a law can now stop troubles since mayors cannot do so. And rights groups are promising to take the mayors to court, meaning more lawsuits are expected. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy and other some other conservative candidates want a national law banning burkinis. France's highest administrative court is considering whether it's legal for towns to ban body-covering burkini swimsuits, which have become a symbol of tensions around the place of Islam ...
  • Kenny Miller confident Rangers are on right track ahead of derby

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    Celtic have netted 19 goals in five home matches this season but Warburton was quick to point out that Rangers belied their underdog status during last season's Scottish Cup semi-final. Speaking to the official Rangers website, Warburton said: "This is the first league encounter, last season's semi-final had 50/50 in terms of fans but Saturday will be heavily weighted one way so it will be a different type of atmosphere and a different weight of expectation".
  • Nuclear test: What does North Korea want?

    Nuclear test: What does North Korea want?

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    But analyses of yield in North Korea are notoriously hard, given the country's mountainous terrain. North Korea's boast of a technologically game-changing nuclear test defied both tough global sanctions and long-standing diplomatic pressure to curb its nuclear ambitions.
  • Zimbabwe police arrest 67 over anti-government protest

    Zimbabwe police arrest 67 over anti-government protest

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    Police in Zimbabwe usually use force to break up demonstrations, beating up people and reporters covering protests. However, the peaceful demonstration turned violent when riot police intervened, firing warning shots and clashing with the protesters.
  • Female WWII pilot has finally been laid to rest at Arlington

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    About 1,100 women served as WASPs during World War II. But since the women were technically civilians, the US Army that employed them would not allow the US flag to be put on the coffin of fallen pilots. McSally said it was a day of closure and celebration for Harmon's family. And for many years, WASPs were eligible to have their ashes placed in urns at Arlington.
  • Obama puts South China Sea back on agenda at summit

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    ASEAN will hold a separate summit later Thursday with other world powers, including China and the US. Officials said talks between regional leaders and Li on Wednesday went smoothly, but there was no reference to a July court ruling in The Hague that declared some of China's artificial islands illegal and invalidated its claims to nearly the entire waterway.
  • Long Island weather: Humidity to make it feel near 90 Thursday

    Long Island weather: Humidity to make it feel near 90 Thursday

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    Thursday brings partly sunny skies with "unseasonably high temperatures", according to the National Weather Service . Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. Northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. And for now, our rain chances will remain very low. Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
  • Fighting displaces 100000 in central Syria in 8 days

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    The transitional body would then run the country for 18 months, after which there would be elections. The Foreign Secretary hosted the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition (HNC) on Wednesday and backed its proposals for a "gradual transition" of power in Syria .
  • Ash Carter: Russia sowing seeds of global instability

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    Mr Carter said that this would continue well into the future because of the steps the United States and UK have been taking together as allies and to uphold the principle of global order, and because of the commitments made by the UK in its strategic review and defence funding.
  • No breakthrough in talks on cease-fire in Syria

    No breakthrough in talks on cease-fire in Syria

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    Yet Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin both claimed to have had firm and productive talks about ending the civil war in Syria and focussing their military assets against Isis. President Barack Obama has become the first sitting USA president to visit the isolated, landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos. But U.S. officials said the incident actually stemmed more from a mix-up over finding a driver for the staircase-on-wheels who could communicate in English with the U.S.
  • Senator Sam Dastyari has resigned from Labor's front bench

    Senator Sam Dastyari has resigned from Labor's front bench

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    Despite - or perhaps because of - attempts by Senator Dastyari to explain his actions, the Prime Minister said it had been "perfectly obvious" for days that Senator Dastyari had to been stood down. "He needs to probably spend a bit of time in the so-called political wilderness before he bounces back", he told the ABC. Labor has signalled it would support a ban on foreign donations, continuous disclosure of donations, lower thresholds at which donations are publicly declared, an end to ...
  • Airbnb apologizes for racism complaints, outlines changes

    Airbnb apologizes for racism complaints, outlines changes

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    To help remedy that, Airbnb will create an automated feature that temporarily removes calendar dates if a host rejects a booking request. Silicon Valley companies have come under increasing fire for their lack of diversity in relationships with minorities, particularly in hiring, which critics say hampers their ability to craft products and services that have the broadest appeal.
  • Armenian Prime Minister resigns amid economic troubles, unrest

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    Hovik Abrahamyan announced his resignation at today's cabinet session 'in order to give way to a coalition government, ' promised by president Serzh Sargsyan in the wake of a violent standoff at a police station in Yerevan in July. Several dozen armed men stormed the building and demanded the release of Zhirair Sefilyan, the leader of the New Armenia Public Salvation Front opposition group, who was arrested in June on suspicion of preparing to seize government buildings and telecoms ...
  • German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

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    Germany's Gabriel is the chairman of the SPD who share power with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. "Everything is moving. In this situation it's just not going to happen", said Peter van Ham, senior research fellow at Dutch think tank Clingendael and author of a paper on Tuesday called "TTIP is dead, long live transatlantic trade".
  • Ginsburg Hopes Senate Acts on Garland 'Sooner Rather Than Later'

    Ginsburg Hopes Senate Acts on Garland 'Sooner Rather Than Later'

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    Ginsburg spoke in response to a student question about whether there is any " valid constitutional argument " that would prevent President Obama from filling the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia , report the Washington Post and the Associated Press .
  • For Bill Clinton, hitting Trump's foundation is 'personal'

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    Clinton's campaign disputes the suggestion she's dodging the media, arguing the former secretary of state has conducted more than 300 interviews this year. Trump's donation came days after Bondi's office said it was weighing an investigation into allegations of fraud against the scandal-ridden Trump University.
  • We have barely gone abroad, says AAP minister Satyendar Jain

    We have barely gone abroad, says AAP minister Satyendar Jain

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    Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has sought details of foreign visits by ministers, their staff and officials of the Aam Aadmi Party government. Since when has he started checking ministers' foreign tours? It did not accept AAP government's contention that L-G was bound to act only on the aid and advice of the chief minister and his council of ministers with regard to making of laws by the legislative assembly under the Article 239AA and termed it as "without substance".
  • Syria opposition unveils transition plan

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    Mr Johnson called for the removal from power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, arguing that it would be possible to avoid the turbulence which followed the ousting of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 2003. The two powers have been negotiating in recent days, with Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin meeting for 90 minutes on Monday on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in China, but failed to reach an agreement.
  • French judge upholds burkini ban despite top court ruling

    French judge upholds burkini ban despite top court ruling

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    In a related development on Monday, Manuel Valls, French prime minister, criticised a New York Times article in which French Muslim women complained of discrimination and even "persecution". The court suspended bans brought in by around 30 towns, ruling that the measure was permitted only if wearing the burkini was likely to cause a public disturbance.
  • Newton makes landfall in mainland Mexico

    Newton makes landfall in mainland Mexico

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    Rains associated with Newton prompted about 100 people to evacuate their homes and damaged residences in Uruapan in the Pacific coast state of Michoacan, the city government said. Local airports closed late Monday, while small boats were barred from using the ports in case of a storm surge in low-lying areas. It first hit the famous resort of Cabo San Lucas, dumping heavy rain and damaging homes, hotels and shops.
  • United Kingdom and Australia to start planning free trade deal

    United Kingdom and Australia to start planning free trade deal

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    Amusingly, the ministerial release also says Australia and the United Kingdom want to "maintain momentum" in negotiations that haven't yet commenced. Speaking in Hangzhou, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull referred to the 23 June referendum in the United Kingdom in favour of leaving the European Union as a "momentous and historic choice".
  • North Korea test-fires 3 missiles

    North Korea test-fires 3 missiles

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    The latest missiles were launched from a region called Hwangju and came just hours after the leaders of South Korea and China met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the launch was a "serious threat" to the country's security, adding that it was clear North Korea was learning from past failures.
  • Philippines Says 3 People Being Sought for Deadly Blast

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    Police are searching for the three - and possibly a fourth person - over the bombing, which has been widely blamed on the Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group. Malacañang officials initially said the document would be issued on Saturday. The leader defended his harsh stance against criminals saying Abu Sayyaf insurgents and criminals engaged in illegal narcotics trade are "beyond redemption".
  • Trump and Clinton turn to battleground states in the South

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    In Florida , two recent polls gave Trump a slight edge over the Democratic nominee, after polls throughout August had given Clinton a 5-9 point lead in the Sunshine State. "If past elections are any indication of what's likely to happen in this election, there's not much that will change in the next two months", said R.
  • Brady still looms large at Gillette — PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

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    Offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo became the fall guy, and he was sacked by the team right after that loss. But opening against a Cardinals team that blitzed more than any in the game a year ago will test New England's personnel mightily right out of the gates.
  • South Africa's ANC At War as Protesters Demand Zuma's Resignation

    South Africa's ANC At War as Protesters Demand Zuma's Resignation

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    But the protesters claimed they had been threatened by members of the party, while a splinter group of pro-Zuma demonstrators-known as #DefendLuthuliHouse-have turned out in favour of the embattled leader. What has happened to the internal processes of the ANC that it can not deal with these [issues], to a point where these things need to be expressed in this fashion? "This is evidence of the degree of intolerance that has crippled our organisation", it said.