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US pledges $133 million for South Sudan refugees, displaced

Gadet called for the removal of Taban Deng Gai, who was controversially named to replace Machar as the country's First Vice President. They were unanimous in their alarm over the unspeakable toll the current conflict has taken on civilians, with more than 6.1 million people - one half of the South Sudanese population - in need of humanitarian assistance and the continuation of abominable human rights violations, including on ethnic grounds.

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Saudi king rejects mixing hajj with politics

Under a bank of monitors broadcasting live footage from more than 5,000 cameras, Saudi officers have kept their eyes on every route and gathering spot at this year's hajj pilgrimage. Rivers of pilgrims flowed on multiple ramps toward the Jamarat Bridge where the "stoning of the devil" is taking place under high security. Sheep are slaughtered and the meat distributed to needy Muslims, symbolising the prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Ishmael on the orders of God, who provided a lamb ...

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Cauvery row: Karnataka Assembly passes resolution to block water to Tamil Nadu

The apex court had initially asked Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of water from the river to Tamil Nadu, but it later modified its order and reduced the volume to 12,000 cusecs. "The water has to come to Tamil Nadu", she added. "The House seriously notes that the combined storage in the four reservoirs, viz., Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS), Hemavathy, Harangi and Kabini, have reached alarmingly low levels with only 27.6 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) of water", the motion pointed out.

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Stroumboulopoulos 'heartbroken' after close friend killed at Los Angeles home

Police found the man's body after responding to a report of a robbery early Friday morning. The Los Angeles Times, citing a coroner's spokesman, said that the victim had sustained head trauma. Before that he was a host on Canada's music channel, MuchMusic. "I am writing this from a plane en route to Los Angeles from NY, so I can be with my friends there, who are also devastated", he added.

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In dramatic reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump

Cruz said he was simply following through on a promise to support his party's presidential nominee, even though the NY billionaire had nicknamed him "Lyin' Ted", insulted his wife and linked his father to the John F. The former GOP presidential contender and bitter Trump rival for their party's nomination wrote the words in a lengthy Facebook post. The policy reasons that Cruz cites are all based on promises Trump has made, including his two separate lists of potential Supreme ...

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Forces push deeper into key IS-held northern town

Mustard agent is a powder that can be placed in the hollow tip of an artillery shell or rocket. No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent. Earlier this month a U.S. general said American warplanes had eliminated a "significant chemical threat" to Iraqi civilians by bombing a complex of buildings near Mosul that IS militants had converted from pharmaceutical manufacturing to chemical weapons production.

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GOP-led House panel finds former Clinton aide in contempt

Democrats argued that forcing Pagliano to testify publicly in light of his own immunity deal with the Justice Department would be a violation of his Fifth Amendment-protected rights. If the committee really intends to discover whether officials or candidates for office have broken any laws, Cummings asked , "Then where is our investigation of Donald Trump, his potentially fraudulent business practices, his campaign's potential connections to Russian hackers?" Despite a congressional ...

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Nigerian army says battling to push Boko Haram out of northeast town

There was no way to independently verify the claim and no word from Nigeria's military late Tuesday night. Furthermore, the President said any discourse on refugees and migrants in the case of Nigeria, "will be incomplete without reference to our internally displaced persons, victims of Boko Haram's bad atrocities", which also rendered 600,000 persons homeless in Nigeria's neighbouring countries.

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Soros to invest $500 million to help refugees and migrants

Nevertheless, a focus on the root causes of displacement and migration can also expose the ways in which political regimes and state systems, among other players, manipulate their citizens, take advantage of marginal groups, including religious minorities , and build relief programs around despots .

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Wal-Mart to face class action over alleged bribery in Mexico

Walmart has Vermont stores in St Albans, Williston, Berlin, Rutland and Bennington. "Ultimately it will lead to achieving the best shopping experience for our customers". Wal-Mart expects to offer this program to more than 140,000 employees a year once the Academies are operational. Over the last two years, Walmart has worked on improving the customer service experience and has increased entry-level wages, according to Lundberg.

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Was Terence Crutcher On PCP?

Scott, who police say had a gun, refused to drop his firearm before he was fatally shot by a black officer, authorities added. Shelby's attorney, Scott Wood, has told the Tulsa World the situation unfolded for almost two minutes before the police footage started.

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Platini says he has done nothing wrong in UEFA farewell speech

The FA had supported Van Praag's candidacy prior to the Congress, citing the close working relationship between the two countries in recent years, not least in pushing for reform at Federation Internationale de Football Association. "Dear friends, thank you for your fantastic support", Ceferin said in a speech to the congress. Ceferin has been head of the Slovenian Football Association and part of UEFA's Legal Committee since 2011.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking 2 men for questioning in connection with explosive device

Ahmad Khan Rahami bought bomb making equipment on eBay, made a video of himself testing out homemade explosives, and kept a journal expressing outrage at the United States "slaughter" of mujahideen in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine, federal prosecutors allege.

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EIA Boosts Oil Prices With Huge Draw Report

Imports grew by 247,000 barrels a day last week, the DoE said. Gasoline stocks (USOILG=ECI) fell 3.2 million barrels nationwide, compared with analysts' expectations for a 567,000-barrel drop. Some traders, however, said USA crude stockpiles were still high and prices could come under pressure again. Refineries operated at 92 percent of capacity, processing 16.6 million barrels of crude and producing 10.1 million barrels of gasoline daily, a bit more than in the previous week.

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Mall attacker was recent college student, security guard

Cloud, Minnesota climbed to 10 on Monday after an additional victim came forward. As we mourn the death of our son, Dahir Adan , who was very dear to us, we are in deep shock as everyone else is in the State of Minnesota . "We're going to keep an eye out, there are dim-witted, ignorant, myopic people in this world and that's unfortunate, but we're not going to let them target our citizens'" says Anderson.

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Villarreal draw ends Real Madrid's record winning streak

Ramos atoned with a towering header from a James Rodriguez corner three minutes into the second half but despite their domination Real were unable to find the crucial victor. The Frenchman improved clearly in the second half. "He will rest as we have a game on Saturday and our idea is that our four centre-backs play games".

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Turkish President Urges World To Act Against US-Based Cleric

In Turkey, the head of Turkey's main opposition has said tens of thousands of people suffered injustices in government purges since the failed coup . "We will get involved in actions taken by the (U.S. -led) coalition forces", he said. When the administration was still holding out hope of restoring some semblance of peace and stability to Syria, it was necessary to placate Turkey, one of the most important backers of the anti-Assad opposition.

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Aid deliveries halted as Syrian cease-fire crumbles

An worldwide aid convoy has been hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo according to the Syrian Red Crescent. Russian Federation has been helping its close ally President Bashar al-Assad in the fight, though it has said its efforts are focused on attacking terror groups such as ISIS that have flourished during the conflict.

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I'm not proud of Labour behaviour, Dugdale admits

But Mr Smith has dismissed the idea of involving members, who overwhelmingly support Mr Corbyn, as an attempt to shore up the leader's position, while former frontbenchers such as Chris Bryant and Liz Kendall have expressed concerns. HMr Austin has been a vocal opponent of Mr Corbyn since he took office previous year. However, he retains significant grassroots support from party members.

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Obama, Iraqi leader to strategize on fight to reclaim Mosul

The Islamic State seized Iraq's second-largest city in 2014 when Iraqi army troops fled en masse or were slaughtered, shocking USA and Iraqi officials who vowed to retake the city. Washington considers the Iraqi government's handling of the displacement to be a major test case for reconciliation in Iraq, given the blend of sectarian groups with an interest in the northern city's future.

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UB40 rivals give mixed messages in Labour leadership race

The Islington North MP is battling Owen Smith for the party's top role - the result of which will be announced on September 24. Mr Corbyn, 67, opposes austerity policies imposed by the Conservative government. Mr Smith said he admired Mr Corbyn's "optimism" but added: "I don't think that's what we will see". The PM defended the Government's housing policy, insisting they want to help people own their first home, and claimed house-building is up under the Tories compared with the previous ...

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Explosion rattles New Jersey beach town

The explosive device went off in a trash can about 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the race, which coincidentally was delayed, in Seaside Park, a resort about 80 miles (129 km) south of New York City, officials said . Seaside Park residents who were displaced during the investigation were allowed back in their homes as of 6 p.m. Residents of ahe area of C Street, D Street and E Street on the ocean blocks will need to present identification to officers to access their streets.

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Oklahoma orders shutdown of wells after record-tying quake

Scott Ausbrooks, assistant state geologist with the Arkansas Geological Survey, said the natural disaster could be felt on the western side of Arkansas with some reports coming in from the Little Rock area and Redfield, which is north of Pine Bluff.

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EU Leaders Meet In Bratislava To Chart Future Of Bloc

Renzi said that he was "not satisfied with the conclusions on growth and immigration" and therefore could not share the press conference held by Merkel and Hollande . Thrice-bailed out Greece last week gathered mostly center and center-left southern European Union leaders in Athens to urge their northern counterparts to share more of the migrant burden and ease up on austerity.

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Russia, US cancel UN Security Council meeting amid fragile Syria ceasefire

US President Barack Obama was due Friday to meet with top national security aides in Washington to discuss the shaky ceasefire and assess prospects for the latest effort to end the five-year-long Syrian civil war. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said on Thursday that he hopes the Security Council will adopt a resolution endorsing the agreement at next week's high-level General Assembly meeting, which draws leaders from around the globe.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 officially recalled

The world's largest smartphone maker halted the global rollout of its new phone on September 2 after reports of the devices catching fire. A top Samsung executive in the United States on Thursday apologized to customers and pledged to expedite the recall.

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Van Rompuy: No serious Brexit talks before the end of 2017

He said: "Before the German elections and before there is a new German government, I think no serious negotiations will take place". "You can always start with more technical matters but the hard core - the difficult topics - will be tackled after the constitution of the new German government".

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Dalai Lama Meets with President of EU Parliament, Prompting Outcry from Beijing

China has accused the Dalai Lama of fomenting trouble in Tibet to separate it from the mainland. "We are all same human beings and we have to work together", said the Dalai Lama and called for compassion, love, forgiveness, tolerance, inner peace and self-discipline, instead of emphasising differences among people leading to religious or nationalist conflicts.

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Ford fact checks Trump: We will be here forever

While in Flint on Wednesday, Trump bashed Ford's plan to move the vehicle production out of the state. Trump has repeatedly hammered Ford as evidence that global trade deals are hurting the American economy. When CNN asked whether Ford would be cutting any U.S.jobs as a result of this decision, Fields said, "Absolutely not". And you know what's going to happen? Also in 2018, Fields plans to replace the Wayne, Michigan, production of the Focus and C-Max with the Bronco SUV and Ranger ...

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Trump And Clinton Talk Childcare And Family Policy46:21

Trump's plan does nothing to make child care affordable. Trump says his goal is to help working families with a significant expense - in Texas, according to a 2013 government report , the average two-parent family spends almost 12 percent of its income on child care expenses.