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India says Rohingya refugees threat to national security

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Centre's affidavit says presence of Rohingya Muslims in India is a drain on India's resources and a serious security threat to country. It also said there was information on Rohingya involvement in plots by Islamic State and other "extremist groups" to ignite communal and sectarian violence in India. Read More »

The GOP's Last-Ditch Effort To Repeal ObamaCare Is Surprisingly Good

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But some of the same GOP senators who blocked various stages of earlier repeal efforts are withholding their support. For the time being, all McMaster would say is he continues to "study" the proposal. Is the Cassidy-Graham bill ideal? "Of course, block grants are much better than other ways to do things ... but again, this is a very serious question, and I'm studying it very closely". Read More »

Ryanair counts cost of flight cancellations mess

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As it ramped up capacity, Ryanair overscheduled its crews, which has led to a vacation backlog as it scrambles to meet holiday requirements by Irish authorities. Ryanair has since told passengers on its Twitter page that "between today and tomorrow" it will publish a full list of the flights it plans to cancel up to October 31. Read More »

Troll Level: Expert - Donald Trump Literally Takes Aim at Hillary on Twitter

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In the video, Trump takes a swing, and a woman that appears to be Hillary Clinton falls to the ground as she enters a plane. Trump has often retweeted or responded to random Twitter accounts praising him before. He continued, "The one with Hillary Clinton , knocking her off with a golf ball, really and truly, this is the president of the United States?" The retweet comes after Trump attacked Clinton directly last Wednesday (Thursday NZT) in a pair of tweets. Read More »

Donald Trump's London terrorist attack tweet 'unhelpful' - Met Police

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The latest version of his travel ban, initially announced in a botched late-January rollout, calls for a ban on people entering the USA from a short list of terror-prone countries that are also Muslim-majority nations. Trump was quick to criticise law enforcement in the wake of the attack and implied the assailants had been know to Scotland Yard. "Must be proactive", Trump said in a series of tweets. Read More »

Iraq's Kurdish parliament backs September 25 independence referendum

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The Gorran (Change) party and the Islamic Group, which have called for postponing the referendum to an unspecified date, boycotted the session, the parliament's first since October 2015. In recent years, there have been tensions between Baghdad and Kurdistan over power-sharing, oil revenues and territorial disputes. There is widespread support among Iraqi Kurds for an independent state. Read More »

Cassini's fiery death witnessed by emotional NASA team

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The final descent and atmospheric entry of the Cassini spacecraft brings to an end one of the most successful space missions in human history. After traveling for almost seven years, the spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. Read More »

David Johnson (wrist) officially placed on injured reserve by Arizona

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In two games against the 49ers last season, Johnson ran the football 46 times for 212 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson accounted for 2,118 yards and 373 touches (293 rushes, 80 receptions) in 2016. "It's always tough seeing guys' seasons ended after Week 1", Veldheer said . "Just relieved from the fact that I finally get a fair trial", Elliott said after the game in his first public comments about the matter. Read More »

Russian Federation begins large scale Zapad 2017 military exercise in Belarus

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They say Russian Federation could use the occasion to position a large, permanent contingent of troops in Belarus, leaving the country at the mercy of any armed confrontation involving Moscow. The danger has increased "This is part of a pattern, which we've seen developed over several years with a more asserted Russian Federation, a Russia which has tripled defense spending over the last years, which is using force against neighbors and which is exercising much more modern capabilities in a ... Read More »

Why 200 pilots from the same airline chucked a sickie

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Flights from Air Berlin's key hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf were especially badly hit by cancellations, the airline said. About 100 flights had been cancelled by late Tuesday morning after 200 Air Berlin pilots called in sick. About 150 pilots called in sick today, Air Berlin said. The flight cancellations represent a "massive threat" to Air Berlin's insolvency proceedings, in the view of the carrier's court-appointed executive director Frank Kebekus . Read More »

DW: Italian family die after falling into volcano

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Three people reportedly died when they fell into a volcanic crater . Italian reports identified them as Massimiliano Carrer, Tiziana Zaramella and their son, Lorenzo. When the boy's 42-year-old mother tried to save her husband, she was also sucked in. It was a tragedy; they pulled out two bodies, then pulled us away. Read More »

Hurricane Will Possibly Weaken Into Tropical Storm, Says NHC

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Hurricane Jose, which is taking more of a northerly track, Hurricane Katia, which slammed into Mexico's east coast, and of course Hurricane Irma which made its US landfall in Florida. Whether it impacts our forecast is still uncertain. But forecasters warn that long-term forecasts are often off by hundreds of miles. Because Hurricane Jose is so far from land, the National Hurricane Center has issued no watches or warnings yet. Read More »

10 militants dead, nine Egyptian policemen wounded in Cairo shootout

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At least 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed when suicide vehicle bombs tore through two military checkpoints in North Sinai in July, in one of the bloodiest assaults on security forces in years. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media. That was the deadliest attacks in two years. The exchange of gunfire took place in the densely populated Cairo district of Ard el-Liwa and wounded five policemen, including two officers, said the ... Read More »

In book, Clinton admits mistakes, casts blame for 2016 loss

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Hillary Clinton opened up about her failed presidential campaign, how she handled losing to a reality TV star, and what that night was really like when she went in expecting to be the first female American president. CLINTON: I don't know quite what audience he was playing too other than some, you know, right-wing commentators, right-wing members of Congress, whatever . Read More »

Tower Crane Spins As Irma Outer Bands Hit Miami

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That has left the Miami skyline dotted with construction cranes that were not taken down before the storm. There was a concern the cranes could collapse. The city and surrounding areas were under a tornado watch Sunday. More than two dozen cranes hang over residents' heads with horizontal arms of the tall tower devices hanging loose as they could not be tied down or moved in preparation for Irma. Read More »

Cooper shifts emergency focus to western NC as Hurricane Irma nears Florida

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The 2 p.m. advisory continues to show similar tracks for the major storms, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose. Risky surf and rip currents will continue through the next several days along the entire coast. Cooper also advised for people to be mindful at the gas pump, saying only to take what you need. "Tampa is very, very, very vulnerable to this type of storm", Fishel said. Read More »

Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies

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In a joint news conference following their summit in Vladivostok on Wednesday, Moon said he and Putin strongly condemn the North for conducting its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, despite repeated warnings from the worldwide community. They have raised worries over rumored health hazards linked to the system's powerful radar and the possibility that the town will become a target of North Korean attacks. Read More »

European court to review $1.3B fine against Intel

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Though Intel challenged the commission's fine, the European General Court dismissed Intel's appeal in 2014. It found that Intel had given wholly or partially hidden rebates to PC manufacturers such as Dell and Lenovo for using its chips rather than those of rival AMD , and that Intel had also directly paid computer manufacturers to scrap or delay the launch of products using non-Intel chips. Read More »

Trump should emulate North Dakota on tax reform

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will once again hit the road to advocate for his still-incomplete plan to reform the USA tax code. Trump will note on Wednesday that the last major tax overhaul, under President Reagan, received bipartisan support in 1986, White House officials said. Read More »

Facebook Says Sold Political Ads To Russian Company in 2016 Election

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The news was announced in a blog post by Facebook's chief security officer Alex Stamos, who said: "There have been a lot of questions since the 2016 United States election about Russian interference in the electoral process". In addition to that $100,000, another $50,000 in political ad spending is thought to have loose connections to Russia that suggest Russian origins, including "ads bought from accounts with US IP addresses but with the language set to Russian". Read More »

NJ's Menendez Set for Rare Senate Corruption Trial

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He won a full term later that year and was re-elected in 2012. Menendez said before entering the courthouse Wednesday: "Not once have I dishonored my public office". Melgen had been slapped with a decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that he had overcharged Medicare for $8.9 million for a retina-related treatment. Read More »

Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to resign for personal reasons

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The 73-year-old will step down on October 13, almost a year before his term as vice chair was due to expire and two and a half years before the end of his term on the Fed's board of governors, the Fed said in a statement. He has nominated Randal Quarles for one of the vacancies, as vice chairman for bank supervision. He previously served as governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 through 2013. Read More »

Moses shines as Nigeria move closer to World Cup

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now in Cameroon for the second leg of the World Cup qualification encounter. Nigeria took a massive step towards qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after they smashed past the African champions 4-0 in Uyo on Friday. Read More »

Kono urges China, Russia to up pressure on N. Korea

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Now that Bannon is gone, those surrounding Trump, especially three key former high-ranking USA generals, one being his new White House chief of staff, will have the challenge of trying to introduce a sense of reality in the president's dubious mind. Read More »

Minnesota National Guard Deployed to Texas

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After the discussion, and in light of Texas' need, Hutchinson chose to send the troops, the release said. "Guardsmen will be leaving tomorrow, and the deployment could extend up to 30 days". The massive Chinook helicopters have two engines, two sets of rotors and a loading ramp in the back. The 10 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers will join six Pennsylvania Air National Guard Airmen, who already deployed earlier this week . Read More »

Eyes on Jacob Eason in Georgia vs. Appalachian State

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In a week, the Bulldogs will walk into the shadows of Touchdown Jesus and face one of college football's most storied programs at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish beat Temple 49-16 Saturday. During the next drive, he was hit out of bounds and sidelined for the rest of the game. They took Tennessee into overtime previous year before losing, and they lost not because Tennessee was so great, but because the Vols recovered their own fumble in the end zone after Appalachian State made a solid ... Read More »

Largest fire in Los Angeles' history burns on city's outskirts, homes evacuated

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By late that night mandatory evacuations had been ordered for parts of Burbank and the flames could be seen on hillsides from around the metropolitan area. Wildfires in the US West have burned more than 7.1 million acres (2.9 million hectares) since the beginning of the year, about 50 percent more than during the same time period in 2016, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Read More »

Gas prices spike in London to $131.9/L

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The price for regular unleaded jumped overnight to $1.31.9/L. Gas prices in Regina jumped by seven cents a litre earlier this week . GasBuddy.com's senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague issued a warning to drivers on Friday afternoon, noting the hike is on top of the five cent increase we're seeing today. Read More »