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Syrian regime forces drop chlorine gas on Aleppo

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Among the victims, 10 were critically injured, including a pregnant woman in her last trimester, the group said. Both sides in Syria's complex war have traded accusations of attacks against civilians and use of unconventional weapons including chlorine and mustard gas. Read More »

One dead after shooting at Texas high school

The sheriff said her injuries aren't life threatening. The school district's website said the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools with a district-wide student population of 985; 300 of those students are enrolled at Alpine High School . Read More »

Thousands of Turkish education personnel suspended

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The government has vowed to press on with its campaign to eradicate the PKK from southeastern Turkey. Turkey, alongside Western countries, regards the PKK as terrorists. Diyarbakir is a province in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast. The DBP is the local partner of Turkey's national pro-Kurdish opposition party, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). Read More »

Yosemite adds 400 acres to the park in largest expansion since 1949

The officials said Wednesday the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit conservation group, bought the land from private owners for $2.3 million and donated it to Yosemite . The addition of 400 acres is Yosemite's greatest expansion in 67 years and adds precious meadow land to the park. Visitors pass Ackerson Meadow on their way to Hetch Hetchy reservoir, which provides drinking water to San Francisco. Read More »

110 people stuck in cable cars at Mont Blanc in Alps

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It connects the famed Aiguille du Midi peak to the Pointe Helbronner and takes 30-35 minutes. However, local television stations have reported that the cables had become tangled in high winds. Mathieu Dechavanne, the head of the cable company, said earlier that the authorities were "in contact with the clients [in the cable cars]". Chamonix mayor, Eric Fournier, said "there's nothing fundamentally to fear". Read More »

Japan calls for 'united and clear' UN message to North Korea

The launches occurred after Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the summit in Hangzhou, told South Korean President Park Geyun-hye of his opposition to the THAAD missile defense shield. The submarine-launched ballistic missile test was conducted in an apparent show of force toward the annual U.S. South Korea said in July that it will deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or Thaad, missile-defense system from the USA by the end of 2017, a move China opposes. Read More »

Syria opposition unveils transition plan

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Hijab is the general coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee, the main opposition group involved in stalled United Nations -mediated peace talks in Geneva, which is backed by Saudi Arabia and western powers opposed to Assad's rule. "There will be people meeting in London who have direct experience of running Syria, but who utterly reject the Assad-style police state", the Foreign Secretary wrote . Read More »

Australia dashes hopes of swift trade deal

In a joint statement Mr Fox and Mr Ciobo said: "We want the working group to advance an agenda that will ensure the expeditious transition to free trade agreement negotiations when the United Kingdom has formally completed its negotiations to exit the European Union". Read More »

PlayStation 4 Neo event: how to watch, what to expect?

The PlayStation Conference in NY is imminent. Finally, in line with previous rumors, the boosted GPU and performance levels of PS4 Neo will pave the way for a more stable experience when using PlayStation VR. Again, keep in mind that Sony has yet to announce this console exists yet, but we've seen it from top to bottom - and now, from the inside out. Sony is hosting a rare standalone event on Wednesday, when consoles boss Andrew House will talk about "the future of PlayStation". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says after-work drinks are 'sexist' and should be banned

Mr Corbyn has raised the prospect that MPs could be forced to undergo a re-selection process, which would mean the grassroots activists could sack politicians who they believe have not been loyal to the leader. The Labour source added: "Clive said we've got to find a way to work together because we have a respoonsibility to all those people who have supported Labour in previous elections". Read More »

Ohio State Romps Bowling Green

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The two teams meet for the first time Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC) at Ohio Stadium. After that, we discussed this week's opponent: the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, and more specifically, their very Baylor-esque offensive philosophy. With the NFL season upon us, the influx of 14 Ohio State rookies into the league has created the opportunity to form an entire NFL starting lineup from only OSU players, except for that punter. Read More »

Turkey says 2 of its soldiers killed in IS attack in Syria

Jarablus, which had been held by IS, was the first town captured by Turkey's army and its Syrian rebel allies in an offensive launched on August 24 that aims to sweep away militants and Syrian Kurdish militias from the frontier. He said more would return gradually. "We are talking about two superpowers with great stakes in Syria". Turkey has been an active player in the fight against the twisted terror network, rolling its tanks into Syria last month to push ISIS fighters back from the ... Read More »

2 detained after gas canisters found near Paris' Notre Dame

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The vehicle had its hazard lights on, no license plates and no one was inside. When police peered into the vehicle, they found a visible gas cylinder that was later found to be empty, before discovering an additional six cylinders in the auto boot - all of which were full. Read More »

Pence to release tax returns next week

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Trump claims he can't release his returns because of an IRS audit , even though the IRS said "nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information", including an audit. "And Donald Trump is just simply not going to do that", Pence asserted. "I'll be releasing mine in the next week". He promised Trump that "nobody was going to get arrested". Read More »

Pipeline operator Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy for $28 billion

Business: In the USA and Canada, Spectra has 33,600 kilometres of natural gas and crude oil pipelines, 300-billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity, 4.8-million barrels of crude oil storage, plus natural gas gathering, processing and local distribution operations. Read More »

Duterte Expresses Regret Over Insulting Remarks On Obama

And the Western press, on which the State Department and Obama have been basing their concerns about human rights violations under Duterte, has invariably taken the position that it needs no further proof other than anecdotal and cherry-picked evidence that its "parachuting" journalists pick up. Read More »

Hurricane Newton slams into Mexico's Los Cabos resorts

At the time Terra saw the storm it was south of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico. NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Newton on September 5, Monday, at 1:45 p.m. Newton's heavy rainfall is expected to stretch over a long distance from Baja California, Mexico into the U.S. Southwest. The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted Newton could cross the peninsula as a hurricane and re-enter the gulf. Read More »

China blames US media for playing up Obama red carpet snub

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret on Tuesday for a tirade against Barack Obama in which he called the United States leader a " son of a whore ". Arriving for the G-20 leaders summit in China on Saturday, Obama was forced to leave his Air Force One jet though a back exit, while Chinese officials refused to allow reporters and photographers beyond a cordon, preventing them from witnessing his arrival. Read More »

U of A remains in top 100 of world university rankings

This news follows the universities success in the "Academic Ranking of World Universities", or the "Shanghai Jiao Tong" league table, where Manchester also reached a new high, coming 35th in the world and 5th in the UK. "On the other hand, Western European nations making or proposing cuts to public research spending are losing ground to their U.S. and Asian counterparts", Sowter said. Read More »

600 marijuana plants found growing behind day care center

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According to NBC affiliate WTHR the plants had been hidden behind a recently constructed wooden fence in the home's backyard, hiding the marijuana plants that all ranged from about 6 to 10 feet tall . The state inspectors were originally called to the house because of poor building conditions. WTIC-TV obtained state records showing the couple ran a day care for six children at the home since 1995. Read More »

Canada's Trudeau hails 'revitalised' friendship with China

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Trudeau says as a person who has travelled extensively, he knows how important it is to have a government that is concerned about the welfare of its citizens overseas. Canada said last month it would apply to join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He elaborated on the topic Tuesday. "We know that the Chinese economy is transforming right now, moving away from just being a manufacturing export economy to recognizing the economic potential of 300 million members of the ... Read More »

Bill Cosby's lawyers want judge to throw out deposition, phone call

Judge Steven O'Neill ruled that the prosecution could use a recent ruling by the state Supreme Court allowing hearsay evidence, such as Constand's statement to police, rather than forcing an accuser to appear in court. Cosby had countersued some of them. The deposition was sealed when the parties reached a settlement in 2006. The two sides are still sparring over what evidence will be admitted at trial, including a recording that Constand's mother made of a phone call with Cosby a year ... Read More »

Police negotiating with London City Airport protesters

Last month the group blocked access to Heathrow Airport, with activists chaining themselves to a roundabout near the airport's entrance. Seven arrests have been made and two protesters are still on the runway. "Police are now on the scene", tweeted London City Airport (LCA). Passenger Casey Collins said customers were unaware of the protest until after 8am, and assumed the delays were related to IT glitches at Heathrow and Gatwick. Read More »

Rajnath flays behaviour of separatists

On the question of separatists refusing to meet all-party delegation members, he said, "I can not say whether they took a good or bad decision but even if enemy comes homes, he should have been welcomed by a cup of tea". "We are here from the past 70 years but the delegation didn't have time to meet us". Rajnath said that when he had arrived in Kashmir on July 24 and 25, he received complaints against the use of pellet guns. Read More »

Lack of trust between USA and Russian Federation hinders Syria talks, Obama says

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In talks that Obama described as "blunt" and "businesslike", the two leaders met after Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry met for the second time in a week to narrow their differences over the Syrian conflict. "If we can not get the type of agreement we want, we will walk away from that effort". Russian Federation has insisted that it can not agree to a deal unless opposition fighters, backed by the United States and Middle East allies, are separated from ... Read More »

Ex-Stanford swimmer leaves jail after serving half his term

He must register as a sex offender for life and faces three years of supervised probation. "I have a 16-year-old daughter", San Jose resident Bonnie Montgomery said at the protest. The judge voluntarily removed himself from hearing criminal cases, starting next week. The Santa Clara County Superior Court announced last week that Persky has been transferred from criminal to civil trials. Read More »

Rajnath rules out talks with Pakistan, hits out at Kashmiri separatists

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In response to another question, the Home Minister said he did not want to go into the debate about back channel talks with the separatists or appointment of a fresh team of interlocutors on Kashmir. "This is not even jamhooriyat". "We have said that the option of dialogue should be open to all stakeholders". "We have talked to the delegations. Read More »

Josh Sitton goes to Chicago for 3 years, $21.5M

In addition, longtime starting guard Josh Sitton was released in the cutdown to 53 players. Taken in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Sitton became a starter in his second NFL season and started 123 of a possible 125 games (including playoffs) for the Packers over the last seven seasons. Read More »