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Turkey detains Islamic State suspects believed to plan attack

The U.S. has sent about 40 special-operations troops to work with Turkish forces on clearing out a stretch of the border region in northern Syria still occupied by Islamic State, U.S. The Pentagon spokesman, Capt. Jeff Davis, said the USA troops "are accompanying Turkish and vetted Syrian opposition forces as they continue to clear territory". Read More »

US is willing to extend Syria truce despite violations

Egeland added, "It is outrageous that it was hit while offloading at warehouses". It says a joint convoy of 45 ICRC, Syrian Arab Red Crescent and United Nations trucks delivered almost 17,000 food parcels as well as 1,000 bulk food rations to the town of 84,000 residents on Monday. Read More »

Obama, Iraqi leader to strategize on fight to reclaim Mosul

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The two leaders also discussed the importance of moving humanitarian aid quickly into the city after the battle. A lot of effort is being pumped into fix the air base, which was rendered largely useless by heavy U.S. In preparation, Iraq's military has been amassing troops and retaking a string of towns in the vicinity of Mosul. "Security forces are nearly done with preparations for the fight and forces are being organised now, so it is very possible we will start the operation in early ... Read More »

Amal Clooney discusses effort to legally fight Islamic State

In her speech, Amal expressed her disappointment that the United Nations is "failing to prevent or even punish genocide because they find that their own interests get in the way". "I hope that your appointment today can be a turning point for all victims of sexual violence and human trafficking". Named U.N. special ambassador last week, the 23-year-old appealed to the world to "stop the extermination of my people". Read More »

Mino Raiola questions whether Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have any ba

Granit Xhaka has taken to social media to promise that he will do his best to please Arsenal's fans with more goals after he opened his account with the north London club on Saturday. I know Wenger likes Pogba but the price Juventus set for him doesn't fit his philosophy. Asked if this was a big season for Walcott, 27, he added: "He was influential in both halves of the game with the quality of his runs, he is very unsafe". Read More »

After Uri Attack, Manohar Parrikar Instructs Army To Take 'Firm Action'

Helicopters from the Army's 19 divisional headquarters in Baramulla have been pressed into service and the injured Army personnel have been evacuated from the encounter site, the officials said. My salute to them. India has blamed a Pakistan-based militant group for that attack but, after initial progress, an attempt to conduct a joint investigation has lost momentum. Read More »

Netanyahu to meet Obama during UN meeting

The meeting was agreed upon following talks between the Prime Minister's Office and the White House and was confirmed after the signing of the new US-Israel military aid package. Former prime minister Ehud Barak was among those criticising Netanyahu, saying his "reckless conduct has... undermined Israel's security". "I would like to clarify - we couldn't have gotten more - not even another dollar". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn accused of leaving colleagues 'hanging out to dry'

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Owen Smith today claimed that any proposals for Labour members to be given the right to elect shadow Cabinet ministers were an attempt to "drive a wedge" between MPs and Jeremy Corbyn. "Whoever wins, they want to see the party back as an effective opposition so if there's a role for me in that, I would consider it". Mr Corbyn insisted that MPs would only face a selection process as part of proposed boundary changes which will see some constituencies disappear. Read More »

Kwaito star Mandoza has died

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Mandoza's nephew Kamohelo Seneke told DESTINY on Sunday that the artist was taken to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital at about 8:30 this morning where he later passed away, just after noon. Messages of condolences on social media have since been pouring in. "I will only be able to give full details after family members have been informed". Read More »

Philippines President 'ordered 1000 killings' while still mayor

Others were dumped at sea to be eaten by fish. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has earned a reputation for being tough on crime. Former House Speaker Prospero Nograles described as a big lie the allegations made by Matobato that their group had killed a security personnel assigned with him on orders of then Davao City Mayor Duterte. Read More »

Russian Federation: A US-led air strike killed 62 Syrian troops

Syria and Russian Federation earlier said jets from a USA -led coalition had struck a Syrian army position near Deir al-Zor, killing scores and allowing Islamic State fighters to briefly overrun it. But Washington has warned Russian Federation that unless aid is delivered to Aleppo , it will not move ahead with the formation of the joint coordination centre. Read More »

US agency orders corrective action after gas pipeline spill

Colonial said it would begin excavation operations on Friday afternoon to fix the affected section. The pipeline, which runs from Houston up to NY, has been leaking since last week approximately 30 miles south of Birmingham. Crews are continuing work to fix the leak that provides fuel to North Carolina and other southeastern states. The pipeline carries around 1.3 million barrels per day. Read More »

Conte Reveals Why Fabregas Isn't First Choice At Chelsea

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Chelsea have little in the way of backup to the in-form Spaniard, with Michy Batshuayi yet to work his way into Conte's plans, and with the likes of Loic Remy, Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato all leaving in the summer. He's working very well. Today he had a training session to recover. Another theme of Chelsea's unbeaten start to the campaign under Conte has been the ill-discipline of striker Diego Costa, who is already on a domestic ban tightrope after picking up three yellow cards ... Read More »

European Union can't compromise on freedom of movement

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President of the European Commission Juncker yesterday (14 September) addressed the European Parliament in his annual State of the European Union speech, which comes right before the Bratislava summit on 16 September. Donald Tusk, the chairman of the European Union summit, added that Brexit negotiations must prioritise the interests of the 27 remaining countries of the bloc and "not the leaving country". Read More »

Akhilesh's supporters demand his reinstatement as state chief

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The Yadav family has been embroiled in a bitter row since Monday, with Mulayam's son Akhilesh locking horns with Mulayam's brother Shivpal, and the SP supremo seeming to come down on Shivpal's side. Shivpal had resigned last night as a minister and as state party unit head. "When I ran the government three times as chief minister, was Akhilesh there? In every situation, we are with Netaji ", Shivpal Yadav said, thus effectively ending the crisis. Read More »

AAP leader Ashutosh slams action against NCW

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He later said on Twitter that NCW Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam had "promised to register a complaint against" Modi and Shah. Defending Kumar, Ashutosh had earlier in a blog said, "Indian history is full of examples of our leaders and heroes who had lived with their desires beyond social boundaries". Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon tells of sorrow over miscarriage

The UK's referendum vote to leave the European Union was won 52 per cent to 48 per cent - but Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in Europe. But Mr Smith said the SNP leader should be focusing on health, education and other policy areas that are devolved to Scotland. Read More »

South Sudan newspaper shut down after corruption report

The world's newest country after attaining independence from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan is characterised by civil strife that has seen thousands flee to neighbouring countries. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir addresses delegates during the swearing-in ceremony of First Vice President Taban Deng Gai at the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, South Sudan , July 26, 2016. Read More »

Congress to FBI: You've Been Served!

In a politically charged hearing in the midst of the former secretary of state's campaign for the White House, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee attempted to undercut the conclusion reached by US investigators that Clinton was "extremely careless" in her handling of classified national security information on her unsecured email server, but that no criminal charges were warranted. Read More »

Corbyn and Smith row over economy and jobs

Mr Watson has since received an apology. Mr McDonnell said: "We'll be meeting with all our MPs on numerous issues of concern, of course we will". Mr Corbyn said those named had made statements "on the record", when he spoke during the last hustings in the Labour leadership contest at Sky headquarters in London. Read More »

Ivanka Trump wrong about leave policy

Beyond that, his child care reforms include new income tax deductions for child care expense, the creation of a dependent care savings account and tax deductions for employers who provide child care options for employees. " Cosmopolitan , your readers do and should care about issues impacting women & children", she continued. She supported her husband's signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act into law in 1993, the first law to create any access to time off, even if it was ... Read More »

IOF kill two Palestinians in Al-Khalil

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Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld posted a photograph on Twitter showing three knives placed on the ground. Palestinian leaders say a younger generation sees no hope for the future living under Israeli security restrictions and with a stifled economy. Read More »

World oil prices fall on Libya, Nigeria fuel supply

US West Texas Intermediate futures were down 55c, or 1.25%, at $43.36 a barrel. The November contract for the global crude benchmark Brent was down 1.27% at $46.00 a barrel while its US counterpart West Texas Intermediate fell 1.18% to $43.39 a barrel. Read More »

Chinese, Russian navies depart for joint drill at sea

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Japan's defense minister says its forces will increase engagement in the South China Sea through training cruises with the U.S. Navy and multilateral exercises with regional navies. Japan also promised the Philippines to provide two large patrol ships and lend up to five used surveillance aircraft. "The two leaders committed to further efforts to transform the alliance by implementing the Guidelines for U.S. Read More »

Britain's UKIP elects Diane James new leader amid acrimony

Diane James celebrates with Nigel Farage after being named as the new leader of the UK Independence Party at the party's annual conference in Bournemouth, England , Friday, Sept. The new leader insisted she was "not Nigel-like, I am not even Nigel-lite" and would "never ever pretend to be so". "I will support whoever the next leader is". Read More »

Trains hits landslide and derails near Watford Junction

Shortly after the incident, "another train heading north had a glancing blow with the derailed train", according to the statement. Their conditions were not thought to be serious or life-threatening, a spokesman added. A small section of the train's wheels left the track. Services to the capital are being affected as a result of derailed train at Watford Junction earlier this morning. Read More »

At least 15 people killed in Bangladesh factory fire

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Machine operator Rubel Hossain was two minutes away from entering the factory when the blast occurred. Director-General Guy Ryder has said in a statement that though Bangladesh has addressed the issue, the Tampaco factory fire drives home that "there can be no room for complacency and much ground still needs to be covered". Read More »

Murdered priest put on the path to sainthood

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Father Jacques Hamel, 85, was killed by two French citizens who chanted in Arabic as they slit his throat in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray in July. Two extremists slit Hamel's throat while he was celebrating Mass and were later killed by police. Read More »