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Russian Federation violating int'l law in Crimea

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The human rights situation in Crimea* has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, with "multiple and grave violations" committed by Russian state agents, according to a landmark report by the UN Human Rights Office published today. Read More »

Jennifer Lopez to donate $1 million to Puerto Rico hurricane relief

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and player J.J. Barea have organized two airplanes full of supplies. "They have been overwhelming, nobody has said no". " Puerto Rico is completely without power, so just even doing damage assessment is hard". "Me and my cousin still haven't been able to hear from our families over there". Read More »

The Atlantic: Trump's Newest Travel Ban

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The controls come as Trump's temporary travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations is set to expire the same day, 90 days after it took effect. The new restrictions are the third incarnation of Trump's travel ban. The new travel restrictions represent the third version offered by the Trump administration. Those three countries now join Iran, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Syria as part of the measures. Read More »

North Korean Foreign Minister Addresses UN General Assembly

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If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man , they won't be around much longer!" U.S. President Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. Read More »

Five talking points ahead of Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City have won seven out of eight games in all competitions so far, but Guardiola has warned against complacency. Can City keep on scoring? Goals from Brazilian Taison and top scorer Ferreyra gave the Ukranian side a two goal advantage before Napoli pulled one back through a late penalty. Read More »

Parsons Green terror attack: Police make seventh arrest

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The unnamed individual was arrested by officers at 6 a.m.in Cardiff under section 41 of the Terrorism Act. The man is being held under the Terrorism Act and questioned at a London police station but the police has not charged or identified him yet. Read More »

Iran insists land border with Iraqi-Kurdistan is 'still open'

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The Kurdish Peshmerga forces are ready to repel any attack on Iraqi Kurdistan to safeguard the outcome of the vote, Commander Sirwan Barzani warned. Although Turkey enjoys strong ties with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Ankara fears the vote could raise separatist aspirations among its own sizeable Kurdish minority, the largest in the region. Read More »

Saquon Barkley Wins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Honors

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I've talked to a lot of people. Here are some of your responses to the question, "What should I write about from this game?" Whatever play was called, McSorley appeared to change it once he got the offense set up. "I think they're improved from a year ago from what I remember". Akrum is a really good football player, too. Going on the road for the first time is an added challenge for the Nittany Lions, as they are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games against a team with ... Read More »

German far-right politician quits hours after being elected

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Geert Wilders, the head of the Netherlands' far-right Dutch Party for Freedom, posted a picture of himself alongside the AfD's Frauke Petry and Le Pen under the caption: "We will fight for our countries and our people". While she said she would not join the parliamentary group, she did not say she was leaving the party. "If the French are rightly proud of their emperor (Napoleon), and the British of (Admiral Horatio Lord) Nelson and (Prime Minister Winston) Churchill, then we have the ... Read More »

McCain on his cancer prognosis: It's 'very, very serious'

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You know, it's a very poor prognosis. In July, doctors discovered McCain had a tumor after he underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot. He told " 60 Minutes " that at the time of his diagnosis in July, he was driving back home to his ranch just outside of Sedona, Arizona. Read More »

Donates $1 mln to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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Lopez, who is the co-chair of the Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort, joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday to announce the new aid for the hurricane-ravaged island. Taking a shot at President Donald Trump , the governor said, "instead of arguing with football players, instead of obsessing about how to take health care from the poor in this country, why don't we put the politics aside and focus on helping Americans in desperate need". Read More »

Canada is banning Chelsea Manning from entering the country

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Manning, 29, refuted that comparison of charges online and said she would be challenging her Canadian denial at a future hearing. The government letter cites the fact of her having been convicted of an offence in the USA that would result in a prison term that carries a maximum sentence of at least 10 years in Canada. Read More »

Republicans Push for Health Care Vote With Support Uncertain

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Multiple aides involved in the process say the focus on winning Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is undecided. "The proposal would fundamentally alter the current federal approach to financing health coverage for more than 80 million people who have coverage through the ACA ( Medicaid expansion or marketplace) or through the traditional Medicaid program". Read More »

Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools

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It was centered about 325 miles southeast of Mexico City in the state of Oaxaca, the region that took the brunt of a magnitude 8.1 quake on September 7. Where apartment and office buildings once stood, only empty spaces and debris remain. Another 5.7 aftershock struck on Sunday off Mexico's west coast, jolting the southwestern part of the country, and seismologists predicted more tremors to come. Read More »

Emboldened UK Labour Party divided over the B-word: Brexit

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Writing for the Observer , Corbyn says his party is now "a government in waiting". "It's all very encouraging, but we have to remember we lost the election." And he added: "This is democracy at work". "Clearly there are a range of other critical issues which deserve to be discussed but we know both the public and Labour members care a lot about these issues, and it is vital Labour sets out a genuinely progressive vision on them in order to win the next election, which is why we ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi starts Gujarat assembly election campaign from Saurashtra

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Rahul said that due to GST the small and the middle-class businessmen were hampered the most. Gandhi said though the Congress told the government to have a single tax rate under the GST, it introduced five slabs. "They (businessmen) will get all the benefits, while you (farmers) will be jailed for not repaying loans", said Gandhi. "There is no space in their ( BJP's ) hearts for the weak and poor in India". Read More »

Here's what you need to know about Donald Trump's latest travel ban

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The ban the Trump Administration put on six majority-Muslim countries expires this weekend and sources say it will be replaced with more targeted restrictions. That means the new travel restrictions are in place for eight countries altogether. " President Trump's original sin of targeting Muslims can not be cured by throwing other countries on to his enemies list". Read More »

U.S. violent crimes and murders rose in 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says

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The governor's office said that reported violent crime in CT has declined an overall 20 percent since 2011, though there was a slight increase of 2.6 percent between 2015 to 2016. The group's data included cities with dramatic increases, such as Chicago, which had 762 homicides in 2016, up from 482 homicides a year earlier; Phoenix, which saw 146 homicides , up from 113 the year before; and Louisville, which had 117 homicides , up from 80 in 2015. Read More »

How do you pay for tax cuts? Republicans can't agree

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Republicans are determined to deliver the first tax overhaul in more than three decades. The working group also includes House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican; House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Texas Republican; Treasury Secretary Steven T. Read More »

Anthony Weiner Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison

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In May Weiner pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of transferring obscene material to a minor. Abedin joined Weiner for the first time during a press conference, saying that although her husband had made some "horrible mistakes" ..."what I want to say is I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him...we are moving forward". Read More »

Record-breaking heat wave to end this week

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The official high in Coldwater Saturday was 91 degrees, which set a new record high for the date. Some would be surprised to learn the average for the month is only slightly warmer, 0.5 degrees, than previous years. There will be a break in the heat come Wednesday into Thursday as a cold front marches across the Great Lakes region. An even bigger cool down is forecast for late in the week as a series of cold fronts move through. Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte keen on Italy return

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ANTONIO CONTE has cast doubts over his Chelsea future by admitting: I won't stay overseas for too long. Speaking on Radio Anch'io Sport , Conte was asked about defending their title this season. I don't know when but that is the goal . Today you are in one place and tomorrow in another. After a tough summer and a tough start to the season which saw a feud with Diego Costa dominate the talk surrounding Chelsea, a loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield, an opening day defeat at home ... Read More »

Two Vietnamese fishermen dead in Philippine navy chase

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The foreigners also fought naval authorities, prompting the navy to fire back. Navy personnel fired warning shots, but the boat continued to flee, at which point warning shots were fired "toward the vessel", the report said. No contraband was found on the boat, the report said. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the Philippines would conduct a "fair and thorough" investigation into the deaths of the Vietnamese, according to a foreign department statement. Read More »

Japanese PM Abe says election won't distract him from tackling North Korea

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today declared the time for dialogue with North Korea is over and rallied behind a USA warning that "all options" are on the table. But he was given a lower house seat in the southern Kanto bloc through proportional representation. However, a massive 42.2% of respondents said they had not decided who to vote for, setting the ground for a potential swing against Abe. Read More »