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Turkish army bombs Kurdish town northwest Syria, civilian casualties reported

Ankara now wants global support for an operation to take control of a rectangle of territory stretching about 40 km into Syria, creating a buffer between two Kurdish-held cantons to the east and west and against Islamic State to the south. An operation in Raqqa would entail an expansion of co-operation on Syria between Turkey and the United States, Nato allies whose relations have been strained over policies on Syria. Read More

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Eagles Beat Browns In Carson Wentz's NFL Debut

The rookie marched the team down the field on the first drive for a touchdown, with the first of two flawless tosses for six. Bouncing back from that mistake, Winston threw four touchdown passes for the second time in his young career as Tampa Bay claimed a winning record for the first time since 2012 by opening the season with a 31-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Read More

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Beijing sets the pace on South China Sea

The Philippines filed the arbitration case against China in January 2013 to seek clarification of its maritime entitlements in the South China Sea under the 1982 convention, following China's aggressive assertion of its claims there. China has refused to obey the tribunal ruling and criticized other countries while turning its back on the rule of law. Meanwhile, a Xinhua news agency commentary yesterday called Mr Obama's U.S. Read More

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SC notice to Centre, LG on powers of Delhi government

The Supreme Court refused, for now, to stay the operation of HC verdict, and LG's direction to set up a panel to examine the Aam Aadmi Party's past decisions. Questioning the affidavit filed by the Delhi government, the centre pointed out that it was signed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and not a secretary, which is the usual practice. Read More

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Syria's al-Qaida announces commander killed in airstrike

Syria's al-Qaida announces commander killed in airstrike

The militant group, which changed its name in July from Nusra Front to Jabhat Fateh al Sham, has been battling the Syrian Army and Iranian-funded Shi'ite militias in the region's war-torn city, Aleppo. United Nations investigators last week said aerial bombardment by Syrian forces and their Russian ally, namely in Idlib and Aleppo, were causing huge civilian casualties and destroying vital infrastructure. Read More

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Packers-Jaguars All-Time Series History: Green Bay leads 3-2

Packers-Jaguars All-Time Series History: Green Bay leads 3-2

If the Jaguars can pound the ball down Green Bay's throat, they will stand a much better chance at winning. The Packers, a team that is always filled with expectations, is a favorite in the NFC North. There's not too many things he can't do: run, throw, throw on the run, scramble. "So Jordy and Randall both have obviously an excellent understanding of our offence, and they're great role models for our younger players". Read More

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Hernan Perez leads hits parade as Milwaukee Brewers blast St. Louis Cardinals

Hernan Perez leads hits parade as Milwaukee Brewers blast St. Louis Cardinals

Orlando Arcia went 3-for-5 and scored three runs, while Martin Maldonado went 2-for-4, cracking a two-run homer that started a six-run sixth inning which put the game away. He has pitched better against the Cardinals this season, going 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA in two outings. Asher (1-0), who earned his first major league victory, was suspended for 80 games while on the disabled list with Class AAA Lehigh Valley in June after a positive drug test. Read More

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Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect

Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect

Fred Woodhams, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of State, said in an email that the state will now move to finalize ballots and have them ready by September 24, when absentee voting is set to begin. The Supreme Court on Friday denied an emergency request from MI to reinstate a ban on "straight-ticket" voting, a mechanism that allows people to vote for every candidate in a party's ticket by marking a single box on a ballot. Read More

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Hanjin's ghost ships seek havens as food, water dwindling

A US federal judge on Tuesday temporarily granted Hanjin's request for protection from its creditors and scheduled a hearing for Friday. Hanjin Shipping's parent company is raising $90 million to fund the unloading of cargo. With the country's largest ocean shipper idled and the shipbuilding industry also in crisis, a government task force is directing moves to salvage the container shipping sector, which like ocean shipping worldwide has been battered by weak demand and overcapacity. Read More

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Obama assures Modi he will remain India's 'strong partner' after leaving office

In a press statement issued by the summit organizers, the Asean leaders spoke about the organization's "future direction while maintaining Asean centrality in the evolving regional architecture". "Duterte said terrorism is an immediate concern for him", Najib told reporters at the end of the first day of the summit. The ASEAN leaders are scheduled to meet the heads of state, government of ASEAN dialogue partners which include China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia and the United States. Read More

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Nathan Redmond tips England Under-21 team-mate Marcus Rashford for senior recall

The Manchester United striker, still only 18, also scored a dramatic late victor for his club against Hull this season, leaving him ticking along at a goal every 33 minutes in the fledgling campaign. Unsurprisingly, Rashford scored on his U21 debut but to further compound Allardyce's mistake, he claimed a hat-trick. Kane, who is 23 years of age and is now part of the England senior team, scored eight goals in 14 appearances for the Young Lions. Read More

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Turkish shelling kills six Syrian Kurd fighters

Turkey on Wednesday said it was in favour of a joint operation with the United States to oust Islamic State (IS) jihadists from their de facto capital of Raqa in northern Syria. Carter acknowledged Turkish concerns but said USA policy in both Syria and Iraq was for local populations to rule cities and towns after IS's defeat. Read More

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Monfils tops Nadal's conqueror to reach Open SF; Kerber wins

Boos rained down from the Arthur Ashe Stadium night crowd after Tsonga quit at 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals. Seeded 10th, he will play No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia for a spot in the Open final. When Djokovic is at his best, his returns, court coverage and groundstrokes are as it good as it gets in today's game. "I put myself in a position again to be one match away from the finals". Read More

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Pakistan can't fight terror war alone: Kerry

Kerry said that to fight organisations like the Islamic State group, al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad, the world needs to unite and work as a team. He further said that United States Secretary of State John Kerry's statements as well as the words of the Pentagon were not in conflict with each other. Read More

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

State TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying that troops are now in full control of the military academies south of Aleppo and are "chasing the remnant of terrorists". Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power have been pounding Aleppo relentlessly for months now in an effort to take back the eastern part of the city, which has been in rebel hands for almost four years. Read More

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Iran offers support for production freeze

A joint statement issued Monday from Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia unveiled the formation of a bilateral panel to monitor the markets while recognizing the market situation was in large part characterized by an excess in supplies. Most Opecproducers and Russiaare pumping at capacity. The current production is at 3.6 million barrels of oil a day, of which Tehran exports 2.2 million barrels a day. Read More

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President Obama vows to work to tighten sanction on North Korea

The press statement urged all United Nations member states "to redouble their efforts" to implement sanctions against Pyongyang, including the toughest measures in two decades imposed by the council in March. Power said North Korea has carried out 22 missile launches so far this year, and the latest hit "within 300 kilometers of Japan's coast". Melissa Hanham, an expert on North Korea's weapons program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California, said it was hard to ... Read More

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Russia's Putin says unsure he will run for president again

As a result, the matter has "moved up as a priority" for the intelligence agencies, which include the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security as well as the CIA and the National Security Agency. In a January interview with the German tabloid Bild, Putin questioned the journalists: "Do you know there were two instances in American history when the president was voted in by an Electoral College majority despite gaining a minority of the popular vote?" And to ... Read More

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