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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the ceasefire deal with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Sept. 10. "Everybody is scared", one woman in Aleppo said . The Syrian government said it would not allow in unauthorised aid from Turkey, a staunch backer of the rebels. "We are working on it", he told reporters in NY.
  • Pope wants caring for environment added to 7 acts of mercy

    Pope wants caring for environment added to 7 acts of mercy

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    Quoting his encyclical Laudato Si , Francis cautioned that "God gave us a bountiful garden, but we have turned it into a polluted wasteland of debris, desolation and filth". This is a time of grace, of forgiveness and of Mercy, and Jesus, underlined the Pope, asks all of us to trust in his word and, having experienced his mercy, to be a leaven of that mercy in our world.
  • Clinton has more military endorsements than Trump

    Clinton has more military endorsements than Trump

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    Trump and Clinton's intensifying political combat over national security came as Clinton's lead in opinion polls has slipped in recent days. Mrs Clinton called the North Korea test "outrageous and unacceptable", saying she supports imposing additional U.S.
  • Woman in iconic WWII Times Square kiss photograph dies at 92

    Woman in iconic WWII Times Square kiss photograph dies at 92

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    Thats when George Mendonsa spotted Friedman, spun her around and planted a kiss. George Mendonsa, who is widely believed to have been the sailor in the photograph said: "The excitement of the war being over, plus I had a few drinks, so when I saw the nurse I grabbed her, and I kissed her".
  • Mexico: we won't pay for wall

    Mexico: we won't pay for wall

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    Hours after Trump's meeting and press conference with Peña Nieto, almost 1,500 miles away from the negotiating table and in the comfort of thousands of his cheering fans, Trump was back to his tough, no-nonsense stances. The Republican presidential nominee temporarily shelved his insistence that our southern neighbor would pay for his much-ballyhooed wall on the U.S-Mexican border.
  • Gigi Hadid: Taylor Swift is 'back to work in the studio again'

    Gigi Hadid: Taylor Swift is 'back to work in the studio again'

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    The third-generation leather handbag firm sent a cease and desist letter to Tommy Hilfiger last week in connection with alleged misuse of " GiGi " in its fall collection. It begs the question: what is new music from Swift going to sound like? The 23-year-old artist also linked to the website steaming the show with the caption: "Watching my girl live here".
  • Philippine President declares state of national emergency

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    Police in the capital Manila are on high alert following the deadly blast. Southern Philippines Medical Center director Dr. Leopoldo Vega said 15 people are still listed in critical condition, noting that most of the injuries were caused by shrapnel.
  • N.D. Pipeline Protester: It's About Our Rights As Native People

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    Immediately after Friday's decision by the U.S. District Court to deny the Standing Rock Sioux's request for an injunction to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Obama Administration swooped in to temporarily stop construction bordering Lake Oahe on the Missouri River.
  • Turkish warplanes kill 20 Islamic State group fighters

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    Co-mayor Fatma Yildiz, who was replaced on Sunday morning, said the decision was "a blow against the will of the people", Dogan reported. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag wrote on Twitter , "Mayors and town councilors, who come to power through elections, must perform their duties according to the law".
  • India keep faith with Rohit, Dhawan

    India keep faith with Rohit, Dhawan

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    Like every past Team India squad , this too was discussed and dissected at length by fans and opinion makers. With Rahul Dravid at the helm of the youth squads , Anil Kumble in charge of the senior side and Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captains of the Test and limited-overs sides respectively, the BCCI have a firm system in place, and Patil praised the vision shown by the Indian board.
  • IDF Denies Any of Its Aircraft Shot Down in Syria

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    THE Israeli army said on Tuesday that its air force struck Syrian army posts in retaliation for a mortar shell that fell in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights Monday. In the letters, the Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry wrote: "All the steps need to be taken in order to punish Israel, the attacker, and force it to stop its aggression".
  • No, a Chinese Zoo Probably Didn't Name a Baby Gorilla

    No, a Chinese Zoo Probably Didn't Name a Baby Gorilla "Harambe McHarambeface"

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    Now Harambe's name may live on in the form of a newborn gorilla on the other side of the world. Nowhere can any legitimate Chinese- or English-speaking news outlet find evidence that this naming contest took place, and several reports note that Jinhua Zoo has no social media accounts and hasn't updated its website in three years! It not only took the name of Harambe , the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla-turned-meme-martyr shot to death after a toddler fell into his enclosure, but the story ...
  • Winston throws 4 TD passes, Bucs beat Falcons 31-24

    Winston throws 4 TD passes, Bucs beat Falcons 31-24

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    He was taught to operate it as a rookie by former offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and quarterback coach Bill Musgrave back in 2008. Mike Evans took advantage of the mismatch against Robert Alford and made a finger-tip grab for the 45-yard touchdown, making it 31-13.
  • Philippines' Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him

    Philippines' Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him

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    Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, center left, waves with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo during their visit at Tanah Abang Market on the sidelines of their meeting in Jakarta , Indonesia, Friday, Sept. Since gaining power in June, Mr Duterte has engaged in a bloody war on drugs, which has seen around 2,400 people killed by hit squads, drawing worldwide criticism.
  • Fresh protests in Karnataka over Cauvery water, Bengaluru under prohibitory orders

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    As many as 200 protestors involved in agitations have been detained across the state, he added. The pamphlets left behind warned of retaliation if Tamils were targeted in Karnataka. Supreme Court gave an order to release 20% less water to Tamilnadu state than the amount told in the order which was before issued. Despite very provocative incidents that were taking place in Karnataka, absolute restraint had been observed in Tamil Nadu by all sections.
  • Syria: US, Turkey plan assault on ISIS

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    A photographer for the AFP news agency reported seeing hundreds of civilians queuing at the border gate. Turkey and Russian Federation remain on the two opposite ends of the Syrian conflict, with Moscow backing Assad and Ankara supporting the opposition fighting for his ouster.
  • Kerry says early reports indicate reduction in Syria violence

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    Russia, which said the "cessation of hostilities" was to start at 1600 GMT, (2am AEST), is a major backer of Assad, while the United States supports some of the rebel groups fighting to topple him, as does Turkey, which has stated its support for the agreement.
  • Fire At Mosque Attended By Nightclub Shooter Investigated

    Fire At Mosque Attended By Nightclub Shooter Investigated

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    Firefighters tackled the mosque fire along Midway Rd. for at least four hours, but a few hotspots remained inside the building as of 4:30 a.m. Monday. Fire District Investigators and the State Fire Marshall's Office are investigating the origin of the fire. He says they've hired private security, and the St.
  • Dozens killed in airstrikes after ceasefire plan in Syria

    Dozens killed in airstrikes after ceasefire plan in Syria

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    In Latakia province, violent clashes continued on Sunday two days after the army and its allies launched an offensive around several villages near the main coast road to Aleppo using heavy artillery fire and dozens of air strikes, the Observatory said.
  • Prince William and Kate to bring children on BC visit

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    Kensington Palace has released a more detailed itinerary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit when they come to BC next week. Kensington Palace has confirmed Prince George and Princess Charlotte will join their parents on a royal engagement overseas for the first time.
  • Poll finds Trump, Clinton locked in virtual tie

    Poll finds Trump, Clinton locked in virtual tie

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    New polling released Thursday shows a competitive presidential race in some of the most crucial swing states. "These are the desperate attacks of a flailing campaign sinking in the polls, and characteristics of someone woefully unfit for the presidency of the United States", Jason Miller, senior communications adviser for Trump, said in a statement.
  • Duterte: US special forces must leave troubled south

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    Duterte said United States troops in Mindanao should leave as they are in danger of being kidnapped by the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. Duterte made the comment during an oath-taking ceremony for new appointees in Manila's Malacañang Palace.
  • French women and youth in court over alleged terror plots

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    The failed attack was led by a group of French women, of which one had a note where she pledged alliance to ISIS. "No excuse can be found for terrorist acts, for murders, no excuse can be found but we must always try to". A 15-year-old boy arrested in eastern Paris at the weekend was also brought before investigating magistrates Monday to be charged with conspiring to commit attacks.
  • Sample iPhone 7 Plus Photos Find Their Way Online

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    The iPhone 7 comes with a slightly improved battery life though the device does not get quick charging or wireless charging. The iPhone 7 comes with five finishes and is constructed with an incredibly 7000 series Aluminum. The iPhone 7 is powered by the most powerful A10 fusion chip which is 2x faster than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Secondly , the stereo speakers.
  • Syria cease-fire enters into effect

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    In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad , prays the dawn Eid al-Adha prayers at the Saad ibn Muaaz Mosque in Daraya, a blockaded Damascus suburb, Syri. While some key insurgent leaders have criticized the agreement and expressed skepticism that it can succeed, they apparently are accepting it in hopes it eventually can lead to political talks to remove the defiant president.
  • Race intensifies between Trump and Clinton in battleground states

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    On average, Clinton does 31 points better among non-white voters than whites, and Trump does 31 points better among white voters than non-whites. Neither major third party candidate appears to be making the gains necessary to reach the 15 per cent threshold set by the Commission on Presidential Debates, with just three weeks to go before the first debate on September 26.
  • South Korea's Response To A Threat From The North Wouldn't Be Pretty

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    Obama had been briefed on board Air Force One by National Security Adviser Susan Rice about reported seismic activity near North Korea's nuclear test site earlier on Friday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. "Gone are the days never to return when the U.S. could make a unilateral nuclear blackmail against the DPRK", said the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun , using the country's official name.
  • Removal of Daesh will allow Syrian refugees to return

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    They said the agreement neglected besieged areas and called for aid to be taken to all those places without exception. Scores of people have died following a series of airstrikes in the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Idlib - hours after the USA and Russian Federation announced plans for a nationwide ceasefire to begin on Monday.
  • Let not love, faithfulness forsake you

    Let not love, faithfulness forsake you

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    The president said almost "3,000 innocent lives were lost" that September day "from all walks of life, all races and religions, all colors and creeds, from across America and around the world". "You don't move forward - it always stays with you", said Tom Acquaviva, of Wayne, New Jersey, who lost his son Paul Acquaviva. Obama was speaking two months before the presidential election in which real estate magnate Trump will face Democrat Hillary Clinton .
  • Pyongyang to carry on with fortifying its nuclear power

    Pyongyang to carry on with fortifying its nuclear power

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    After speaking by telephone with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, Obama said they agreed to work with the Security Council and other powers to vigorously enforce existing measures and to take "additional significant steps, including new sanctions".
  • Turkey hails US-Russian deal on Syria

    Turkey hails US-Russian deal on Syria

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    State media said insurgents shelled government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo, killing one and wounding others, AP reported. An air strike on a market in Idlib killed at least 60 people while at least 45 died in airstrikes on Aleppo province.