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China wants a successful G20 but suspects West may derail agenda


Xinhua said Yachi read a letter from Abe to Li, in which Abe said Japan expected a successful G20 summit and was willing to enhance cooperation with China in this regard. The world's economic recovery has been slow. The problem of uneven development is far from being resolved and the inadequacies of existing economic governance mechanisms are gradually surfacing. Read More »

Trump's immigration pivot a buzz kill for Coulter's book tour

Some , including Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, noted that Trump's switch to using donor money coincided with the campaign's increased rental payments. If Cruz repeats Trump's error in reverting to his uber-tough anti-immigration reform stance in the campaign (including a detailed proposal that would have strictly restricted legal immigration), he'll have learned the wrong lesson and will run into the same problems that Trump now faces. Read More »

Myanmar President's 4-day visit to boost bilateral cooperation


Suu Kyi has confirmed she will attend an outreach BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in the western Indian state of Goa in October. The first Panglong conference was convened by Suu Kyi's father and then Myanmar Premier Aung San in 1947. With "sound border management" being stressed by the two neighbours, the statement said that both "emphasized the need for enhanced cooperation between security forces and border guarding agencies for securing peace, security and ... Read More »

French Restaurant Refuses to Serve Muslim Women

The man responded by saying that "Racists don't kill people". "Terrorists are Muslims and all Muslims are terrorists", he told them. The restaurant where the incident took place is " Le Cénacle " in Tremblay-en-France. The police department has since opened an investigation and women's rights minister Laurence Rossignol has called upon the delegation that combats racism and anti-Semitism to look into the incident. Read More »

Syria condemns Turkish 'massacres' in the north


Ankara has long insisted on the withdrawal of the PYD forces to the eastern side of Euphrates, fearful that they would manage to establish a Kurdish state in Syria's north. The officials are also concerned that the friction with Turkey could affect operations out of the US air base at Incirlik in southeastern Turkey, which has been vital to the USA effort to provide close-air support for the US -backed rebel groups inside Syria in the fight against ISIS. Read More »

Stunning photos show thousands of migrants rescued off coast of Libya

Captured in dramatic images and video, the rescue involved Italian naval ships and vessels operated by two non-government groups. Around 500 migrants have been saved after being found floating on a wooden boat off the Libyan coast. Monday's rescue highlighted the unsafe tactics used by smugglers, who charge large sums for space on a boat they know will be unlikely to make the journey. Read More »

Islamic State bombing kills 54 government recruits in Yemen

On Sunday, high-ranking pro-government officials confirmed to Xinhua that they are planning to recruit and train more than 5,000 young fighters from the government-controlled southern provinces to join the fighting with the Saudi Border Guard Forces against Houthi rebels. Read More »

Tennessee more 'locked in' for App State than Michigan


Jones said that the Tennessee football team and the student-body will hold a pep rally on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET at Gate 21 of Neyland Stadium. They're not going to sit stagnant for you and say, 'Here, block us.' They're moving all the time. Read More »

Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Interior Minister Carlos Romero reportedly said "all indications" were that Illanes had been murdered in a "cowardly and brutal" attack. The government confirmed on Thursday that Mr Illanes had been abducted after he went to talk to protesters in Panduro, around 100 miles (160km) from the capital, La Paz . Read More »

Another incident over AFL Indigenous player sparks anger


Eddie Betts is one of the most popular players in the game and his 250th match should have been a time for celebration. Betts, who plays for the Adelaide Football Club, was apparently targeted by a Port Adelaide supporter. Betts was contacted personally by Koch on Sunday in the wake of the incident, but only last week was urging the AFL to stamp out racism in the stands. Read More »

Brussels police building hit by bomb

The criminology institute assists and advises the judicial authorities in their investigations. Five people were detained near the National Institute of Criminology in Brussels over the fire which caused an explosion but no casualties but were later released. Read More »

Kerry's Visit to Bangladesh Focused on Security


US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hand with Bangladesh counterpart Mahmood Ali (C) as US ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat (2R) looks on following Kerry's arrival at Dhaka airport on August 29, 2016 . Kerry spoke pointedly of the transnational threat posed by terrorism. Kerry said a longstanding counterterrorism dialogue has intensified in recent months and work with the Bangladeshi police and military will continue with an eye toward further cooperation. Read More »

Hawaii disciplines 3 players ahead of Cal game in Sydney

In a 51-31 win over Hawaii, Webb completed 38 of 54 passes for 441 yards and four touchdowns. "Hawaii threw a few blitzes at us and our offensive line played well". Cal coach Sonny Dykes said it was a good starting point for the season. "I liked the effort", said Rolovich of his Warriors squad. "Even after the game, I had no idea how many catches I had", said Hansen, who fell just two receptions short of a Cal record. Read More »

Children, 1 Man Die After Kite String Slits Their Throats in India


Little Saanchi Goyal suffered gruesome injuries when she peered out of the sunroof while in the auto with her parents. A five-year-old girl in Jaipur, in 2014, was killed in the same manner as well. The imported product is coated with powdered glass, making it both extremely sharp and strong. The development comes after technical questions were raised over the ban on Chinese manja , as announced by the Delhi government, due to the nature of the notification issued. Read More »

Before and after photos show impact of Italy's quake


The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at 03:36 (02:36 BST), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome in mountainous central Italy. "You could say that I was born again", the priest, Krzysztof Kozłowski, told Poland's TVN broadcaster. There have been at least 460 aftershocks since the initial quake hit the region, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. Read More »

The 10000th Syrian Refugee Is About to Be Resettled in America

Alice Wells, the USA ambassador to Jordan, said Sunday that keeping Americans safe and taking in some of the world's most vulnerable people are not mutually exclusive. And Earnest suggested that Obama would like to do even more in the next fiscal year, which begins October 1. Though the program got off to a slow start, the number of Syrians entering the country "accelerated to 8,000 by early August" reports NPR's Deborah Amos , and over half of the arrivals have been under 18 years old. Read More »

UK's May heads for Brexit negotiations without vote by MPs


May, a Eurosceptic who remained neutral during June's referendum on leaving the European Union, was appointed prime minister last month following David Cameron's resignation as Conservative Party leader. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has asked every one of her Cabinet ministers to come up with a plan to make the most of Britain's exit from the European Union. Read More »

20 killed in Turkish shelling in Syria

On Saturday, clashes erupted for the first time between Turkish forces backed by tanks and pro-Kurdish fighters in the town of Al-Amarneh, also south of Jarablus. Still, Turkey's notorious hostility toward all things Kurdish had numerous locals taking up arms to resist the takeover of their villages, and the Turkish-backed rebels, mostly the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham force, engaged in heavy fighting with the population before ultimately occupying both villages. Read More »

New Jersey Volunteers Head To Louisiana To Help Flood Victims


Containers will be available at all cash registers. People desperately need help right now. Currently, the Red Cross team has 2500 people assisting with the Louisiana disaster. She says volunteers from OR and Washington provide assistance with medical care, intake at shelters, and transporting supplies to affected communities. Read More »

British PM to trigger Brexit without vote by lawmakers

Smith said that May shows with that attitude an arrogance of a monarch of the Tudor dynasty, which included five reigns of England between 1485 and 1603, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. This means that obtaining formal parliamentary approval for Brexit could take years or may never happen. "She's looked at the numbers and she knows she might not win a vote in parliament", he said. Read More »

Hurricane Gaston Reforms, Moves Northwest in the Atlantic


The National Hurricane Center says the depression is located 60 miles (100 kmp) south of Key West and is moving west at about 9 mph. A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic - but it's not the storm near Florida that's gotten all the attention last week. Read More »

State Police: Bus driver in the US illegally

There were three firefighters standing near those vehicles. It is not known who hired the workers, but police believe they are in the USA illegally, Matey said. The other victim has not been identified. Rodriguez, who is from Honduras, was in the US illegally, the network reported, citing Matey. State police say that the bus was en route to Baton Rouge and that the driver of the bus had no driver's license or license to operate a commercial vehicle. Read More »

15 killed in barrel bomb attack in Aleppo

Turkey's government, which is fighting a Kurdish insurgency at home, has said the Syrian campaign launched this week is as much about targeting Islamic State as it is about preventing Kurdish forces filling the vacuum left when Islamists withdraw. Read More »

Colombia's rebels FARC announce permanent ceasefire under peace deal

Other cornerstone agreements cover matters of crop substitution for illicit products, political participation, demobilization and reintegration of former rebels, victims' rights, and end-of-war implementation measures. And while Colombians are celebrating the unprecedented achievement of ending Latin America's longest war, many are pointing to the real challenges that lie ahead. Read More »

Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey


Turkey on Thursday shelled the Kurdish militia fighters in Syria, saying they were failing to observe a deal with the USA to stop advancing in jihadist-held territory. Local news channels showed a large plume of smoke filling the air after the explosion in the site that is believed to be a police checkpoint. The PKK has confirmed that more than 700 of its members have been killed. Read More »

Several reported wounded in Turkey car bomb attack


The Turkish government has repeatedly ruled out a return to peace talks despite pressure from Kurdish political groups in the country. The attack struck the checkpoint 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre , in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria, the Anadolu Agency reported. Read More »

Mo Farah Clinches Second Rio Gold For Team GB

Speaking shortly after the surprise flop, Daley said: "I guess I'm kind of in shock right now because I know that I could win that gold medal and am probably the only one who could challenge the Chinese for that gold ". American Hassan Mead, who originally placed 12th, was moved up to ninth place. They have not lost the event since 1992. Canoeist Liam Heath added to the golden tally in the the K1 200 metres final, making him Britain's most successful Olympic canoeist, before bronze ... Read More »

Rashford set for big season, says Mourinho


The start of the 2016-17 Premier League season has been full of surprises, including this: Hull City has the same win-loss record as Man. City , Chelsea and their August 27 opponents, Manchester United. Snodgrass slid into the woodwork following the play, and though he tried to carry on the forward eventually had to come off with an apparent injury early in the second half. Read More »

Gold Prices Rise after Mixed Signals from the Federal Reserve

Around 1030 GMT, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 0.2 per cent. The cost of borrowing in the USA has been at that level since December 2015. The data is expected to show a 0.2 percent rise in July after a sharp drop in June. The euro EUR= hit a near eight-week high against the dollar of $1.1338 in early trading, and the dollar touched a almost eight-week low against the Swiss franc of 0.9570 franc CHF= . Read More »